Modern well equipped golf carts are part of the Sullivan County Golf & Country Club 9-hole golf course near Liberty.
The 6th tee at the SCGCC in Liberty offers a challenge as golfers have to shoot over a small stream and between trees to reach the 6th fairway.
Playing The 9-Hole SCGCC
The Sullivan County Golf & Country Club in Liberty has been in operation since it's opening in 1925 and has been a mainstay in Sullivan County golf history.
This club is owned by members who are stockholders and a board of directors. Mike Rushanski is president of the board of directors.
The golf course itself offers a beautiful view and has a challenging layout but is also friendly to new golfers.
This course offers very affordable green fees.
Membership on this course is available through both certificate and seasonal memberships. Seasonal memberships cost $400 before April 1 and $450 after that date. Certificate memberships cost $1,300 with a first year initiation fee of $1,000.
Daily golf fees Monday-Friday are $20 for 9 holes and $25 for 18 holes and this includes the cost of the golf cart. Saturday, Sunday and holidays the fees are $25 and $30.
This nine hole golf course offers a whole set of different tees for holes 10-18 and plays to a total yardage of 3,006 yards for nine holes from the men's tees. Par is 36.for men and 39 for women.
Our analysis on how to play this course is as follows:
Hole No. 1 is a 315-yard par 4. Straight down the middle over the directional flag will put your second shot into the green and the opportunity for a par. Don't hit it short on the second shot as a small stream runs in front of this green.
Hole No. 2 is a 295-yard par 4 and the its uphill off the tee. Take your drive to the left center portion of the fairway and play to the upper half of green on your second shot as the green slopes left to right.
Hole No. 3 is a 400-yard par 4 with the fairway sloping down hill right to left. Better to play right center for a good second shot to the green.
Hole No. 4 is a 152-yard par 3 with an elevated tee taking your tee shot down hill left to right. Club selection is key to a par on this hole.
Hole No. 5 is a 280-yard par 4 with water to the left. Take your drive right center for a good approach shot to the green which has bunkers left and right.
Hole No. 6 is a 275-yard par 4. Depending on where the tee box is you will have to play left or right of the tall tree at the start of the fairway. A small stream runs just below the start of the fairway. A good tee shot here can produce a birdie score.
Hole No. 7 is a 422-yard par 4 with an open fairway so let it all out on this tee. A good tee shot and second shot to the green also makes this a possible birdie score.
Hole No. 8 is a 545-yard par 5 making is the longest on on this course. Open fairway to the left and c enter and woods on the right. Tee shot should go center of the fairway and club selection is key on the second shot to the green or your approach shot.
Hole No. 9 is a 395-yard par 4 with Route 52 and trees on the right. a left center tee shot makes for a better approach shot to the green with traps on the right and rear section of the green.
Periscopes are installed on the 1st and 7th tees to give golfers a view further down the fairways and this avoids golfers hitting into each other.
Pro Shop managers are John and Janet Salamon.
Tee times and information is available by calling 292-9584 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Golf Tip
By Robert Menges
Being A Good Mudder:
Invariably at one time or another, moisture is going to fall on us while we are enjoying a tour of the golf course.
Some advise for playing in the rain is important because playing in the rain is full of distractions. It can become a distinct advantage for players with powers of concentration stronger than their physical abilities.
With the assumption that you at least have your rain suit handy, here are a few extra arrows for your wet quiver:
* Have you tried Latex gloves? Rubber on rubber doesn't slip. Pulling them out at just the right time can be fun too. I like the yellow-colored ones the best. Naturally, it takes a plomb, but you can do it. The "rain gloves" made by several manufactures are another option if you lack some chutzpah.
* Wear your contact lenses, if you have them. It's tough to hit the ball when you're seeing three of them because of the raindrops on your glasses.
* Bring several towels. They'll come in handy for a variety of reasons.
* Bring several hats. Many golfers can't hack the drips.
* Re-read the casual water rule.
* Always dry your ball and your putter blade before making a stroke.
* Remember, shots out of wet sand always go farther.
* Bring a baggie for your scorecard. It's nice to show your opponents how badly you "out-mudded" them once you return to the 19th hole.
Robert Menges is the head golf professional at the Swan Lake Golf & Country Club, Mt. Hope Road, Swan Lake. He is available for private lessons and if you have a question or subject you would like covered, he can be reached by phone at 292-0323 or via e-mail at email@example.com
This column is written by Ed Townsend, a consultant to the amateur and professional sport of golf and several golf writers associations. If you have a topic that you believe would make good reading or have league standings and tournament information, Ed can be reached by telephone at 845-439-8177, an e-mail to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org%C2%A0or a fax to 845-230-8674. For a much more expanded version of this golf column, please visit the Web site http://www.bght.blogspot.com/