Golf Tip of the Week
Are you really picking your head up?
The most common saying in golf is ?Äúkeep your head down.?Äù
The question is, are you actually picking your head up? When you hit a thin shot that dribbles along the ground, it would seem that a player must have picked their head up.
My experience is that most players don?Äôt pick their head up at all. What they do is pull their arms and hands up toward their body causing the club to hit the ball low on the clubface producing a skull shot.
To fix the problem, hit balls focusing on brushing grass ahead of the ball and going to a more fully extended finish. This will help keep your arms extended producing more consistency and power.
15-year-old Brandon Saice from White Bear Lake shot an amazing 2 on the par 5 number 17 which is 550 yards long from the white tees chosen by Joe for play. Brandon hit his drive about three hundred yards, and then holed his second shot with a fairway metal club.
In golf, this rare three-under-par score is called an albatross, named after the rare bird. Two under par is an eagle, and one under is a birdie. Tradition has it that the reference to birds began in the 1800s when, in American slang, the term ?Äúbird?Äù meant anything excellent. With one under par called a ?Äúbirdie,?Äù it followed that two and three under were also named for birds ?Äì the eagle, and Brandon?Äôs albatross. Congratulations to Brandon Saice on his outstanding play at KGC.
Tee it Forward launched with strong interest
Golfers enjoyed seeing the new KGC orange tee locations placed for all who drive their first shot less than 100 yards. Jackie Harren, Kimball, a frequent player at KGC, was among the first to try the Tee it Forward orange tees, and was thrilled to score her first par ever on the par 4 number 12. Jackie agrees that the Tee it Forward program makes golf more fun at KGC.
Wednesday, July 30, 5:30 p.m., South Haven Fire Department, 9-Hole Scramble.
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 5:30 p.m., Rally for the Cure 9 Hole Scramble,
Friday, Aug. 8, Exchange Day, Koronis Hills GC (for Kimball GC members). Call Koronis Hills for a tee time.
Saturday, Aug. 9, Kimball Days 9 Hole Scramble, pick your foursome, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, Couples Night, 9 Hole Scramble, pick your foursome 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 24, KGC Club Championship
For more information on events, call the clubhouse at (320) 398-2285.
Golf – The Game for Life!