October 3rd 2020 – 10 AM Shotgun Start
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5 MENTAL MISTAKES YOU SHOULD NEVER MAKE ON THE GOLF COURSE
Most golfers lose way too many shots to poor mental decisions and not knowing how to systematically approach each shot and control their emotions to maintain confidence. This article will show you the 5 most common mental game mistakes that most golfers make and how to eliminate them.
1) Don’t analyze your swing, or think about it while swinging
2) Don’t think about your score (unless you really have to)
3) Don’t beat yourself up, be your own caddy and remember it’s just a game
4) Don’t just aim at the fairway or green – have a very precise target in mind
5) Don’t forget about your routine
This is a guest post by David MacKenzie from Golf State of Mind
The most intriguing grips in pro golf
A substantial subsection of the golf canon is devoted to romanticizing Ben Hogan and his technique. And that includes his grip, which is shown in the photograph shown above for Life Magazine in 1947—before he weakened it to stop hooking and went on to dominate golf through the mid-1950s.
Cutter CTR-1 wedge takes a different approach to solve the same old problems with our short games
PGA Championship, minus fans, gets green light at Harding Park
The first major championship to be contested in 2020, the PGA Championship, will be played at San Francisco’s Harding Park but without spectators.
The PGA of America announced the decision on Monday after spending months considering other scenarios, including moving the tournament to another venue such as Valhalla in Kentucky or Quail Hollow in North Carolina. It was also waiting on state health officials, who determined the event could go on but without fans.
The organization decided to stick with its original site for the rescheduled tournament to be played Aug. 6-9. The PGA had been originally scheduled for May 14-17 but was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
11 ways you ruin your golf round before it even starts
It’s a tough realization. You just three-putted the 18th to close your round, and your scorecard suggests maybe you should have just stayed home and mowed the lawn.
And while you spend most of the 19th hole explaining to your buddies where and how your round went so terribly wrong, the truth is it didn’t happen with your three OB drives, two shanks or dreaded four-putt. Your round likely went south before you even teed off on the opening hole.
Here are 11 ways you can ruin your round before it even starts. Avoid these and maybe you’ll start finding more circles on your scorecard.
You show up too late
This is the biggest no-no. When you are late, everything is rushed — check in, driving range, putting practice (if you even have time for that). The round starts well before you hit your first tee shot. So don’t be late!
You didn’t get enough sleep
Late night working or watching Netflix? Arriving to the course groggy will make your game sluggish, too. Speaking of not getting enough sleep…
You are hungover
It happens to the best of ’em, but aching after a bachelor party or night out on the town isn’t going to improve your contact. It also might make the day pretty miserable overall.
You don’t warm up the right way
Think of your time at the course prior to your tee time as an extension of your round. You think Tiger and Brooks and Dustin and the fellas just show up and practice without a plan? Know how long you want to hit range balls for (and which clubs), and give yourself the time you need to stretch or putt or get your bag and gear ready. Give yourself minimums for each so you can check them all off, but leave some extra time to play with in case something like, say, your putting stroke, needs a few extra reps.
You have too many swing thoughts
By all means, head toand steal a swing thought or work on that tip your local pro has helped you with, but don’t overthink it. Too many thoughts are not good for the average golfer. Keep it simple, focus on one key element and go from there.
You hit only drivers on the range
Wow, that’s awesome watching you scare the range netting with your 14th straight blast with the Big Dog, but you’re still only hitting that club maybe 15 times, max, when you get to the course. Mix in a couple of wedges, will ya? You might need them.
You don’t practice lag putts
You never want to three-putt, and one of the best ways to avoid this is improve your lag putting. This doesn’t mean launching a dozen 90-footers aimlessly across the putting green, but you could benefit from rolling two or three 30-footers, just to get a nice feel for the speed of the greens. More often than not they’ll roll at a similar speed once you get on the course.
You don’t practice the important putts
Lag putting is key, but so is canning the putts that will make or break your round. Those putts are the ones right outside gimme range but inside about 8 feet. It’s the distance where you stand over a putt and aren’t intimidated by the look, and it’s close enough where if you miss you’d be annoyed. Putts from 4-8 feet are crucial, but not that easy to make. Ian Poulter leads the PGA Tour in conversation rate from 4-8 feet at 86 percent, but only 14 players on Tour make 3/4s of those putts. The worst player in that category, Paul Casey, makes 1/2 from the range. So focus on that tricky distance. Once you see one drop the hole will start to look bigger, and a strong putting day from that range — like making 7 of 12 instead of 2 of 12 — can shave five strokes in a heartbeat.
You didn’t eat or hydrate
Plan ahead! Grab a bottle of water. Eat at home, on the go or make sure you have enough time when you get to the course. But don’t jeopardize a promising round due to a lack of food fuel. (Here are some ideas for what to pack in your bag.)
You don’t know anything about the course
You may think you did everything right to get ready for a course you’ve never seen — hit balls, roll putts, etc. — but did you know the first four holes have tight fairways and doglegs and your best bet might be hitting a hybrid? Now you probably wish you would have striped that 17-degree more than twice on the range, huh?
You are too focused on other things
Stop worrying so much about your foursome’s betting game, what tees you are playing or that epic playlist you’ve been cooking up since the car ride over. Put the phone away and check out Twitter later or respond to that work email when you get home. None of it’s going anywhere. And plus, making sure your game is ready for a par-birdie-par start is way more important.
Charlie Sifford: The Man Who Never Quit
One all-time champion pauses to recognize the incredible courage in another.
NEW CARTS HAVE ARRIVED!
We have leased 44 brand new 2020 carts for the course
and just in time for the NEW PHASE…
we are now able to have two people ride in a cart at a time.
Our weekly specials are amazing! And our wide variety of beer on tap is just what you need!
NEW HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 2 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday – 2 pm – 7 pm
Thursday – 2 pm – 7 pm
Friday & Saturday – 12 pm – 7 pm
Sunday – 12 pm – 5 pm
50% occupancy during this PHASE – we will keep you updated as new guidelines are released.
Let us Host your next Outing / Event
Contact us to reserve the best available dates & times
814 – 652 – 5193
OPENING FRIDAY, MAY 1st
- All tee time MUST BE MADE ONLINE OR BY PHONE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, if you do not have a tee time made prior to arrival, you DO NOT play.
- Tee-times are split to 20 minutes apart. This will maintain fewer people waiting to tee off #1 and in the Pro shop.
- We encourage all players to remain in their vehicle until 10 minutes before their tee time. Again, to keep fewer people at #1 tee box and in the Pro shop.
- Only one player per cart. NO Exceptions.
- Every cart is thoroughly sanitized and washed before and after every round
- The cups have foam inserts that will not allow the ball to go in the cup, eliminating the need to touch the cup or the flag (hit the foam, it’s a make).
- All sand rakes are removed from the bunkers. (Lift clean and place out of all bunkers)
- We encourage all players to maintain a 6ft gap between each other at all times including tees and greens
NOTICE TO ALL PLAYERS
We must maintain these guidelines to stay open. These are guidelines approved by the government and they have the right to close us down if we do not abide by them. We understand that these guidelines seem extreme but we must follow them not only to stay open but to slow the spread of this virus.
OPEN FOR CARRY OUT ONLY
Our temporary hours for Fairways Bar and Grill during this time are as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday from 3:00-7:00
Friday & Saturday from 2:00-7:00
Sunday from 12:00-5:00
Monday thru Sunday • 7 am - 8 pm
Fairways Bar & Grill
Monday & Wednesday 4:00-8:00
Tuesday & Thursday 11:30-8:00
Friday & Saturday 11:30-8:00