Baxter Scores His First Ace
Sixth-seven year-old Roscoe golfer Rick Baxter scored his first career hole-in-one on June 16 in the Thursday Men's league at the Tennanah Lake Golf & Tennis Club.
Playing golf for some 50 years the Tennanah Lake Thursday golf league is the only league he competes in.
He scored the ace on the 186-yard 11th hole which plays to a par 3 and tends to play shorter than the posted yardage. The hole has sand traps on the right and left side.
Shooting with a 20 handicap Rick's Thursday night team partners include Dan Hendrickson, Paul Stock and Ronnie Ackerly.
Married with two children Rick is the manager of the Live Bait Restaurant in Roscoe.
Sunday July 10
The annual Twin Village Golf Club Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 10 and is limited to 80 golfers.
Tournament manager Chuck Husson announced that this event will feature two shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. with a captain and mate format in four categories, men, women, mixed and senior.
Entry fee is $50 per golfer which includes golf, dinner and a one hour open bar. Dinner and the open bar for non-golfers is $30.
Reservations can be made with Husson at 607-498-5557.
The Golf Tip
By Robert Menges
Pace of Play
One of the biggest complaints I hear about a golfers round is how slow the group ahead of
them was during play that day.
Many people shy away from the game because of the time it takes to play a round. For those of us in the business we would like to do all we could to make your round as fast as we can and still make sure you enjoy your experience on the course.
In order to insure all golfers enjoy a smooth pace of play it is always a good idea to keep an eye on the group ahead of your not the group behind you. Always be ready to hit your shot when it is your turn. Try to do all your preparation, ex. reading the greed, picking a target to aim at, while other players are hitting without disturbing them. When riding in a cart try to drop off your partner and then head to your ball and get ready to hit.
When you park your cart around the green, make sure you leave it in a spot behind the green heading towards the next hole so you don't have to walk back to get it. This will allow the group behind you to play the next shot as you will be out of harms way faster.
Always hit a provisional ball when you think you may lose your first shot to avoid going back to hit another ball from where you originally hit from.
If every group on the course follows some simple rules of etiquette for pace of play, it makes the game much more enjoyable for everyone. I don't want players to run around the course playing speed golf, but if you finish your round in a timely fashion I think you will enjoy yourself more and get to get to the course for more rounds.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
TPD Putting Tip
By Joe Bermel
An exact specific methodical Pre Putt Routine (PPR) is the "hallmark of every good, consistent putter.
I have a most successful PPR that I teach every student. All the golfers, regardless of experience, marvel at their resulting success.
Putting comes under the heading of "organization of your mind"
What are we going to do and how are we going to go about doing it is important and is can be accomplished with a Pre Putt Routine.
Joe Bermel is available for private lessons, group, corporate, organization and golf shows-tournaments. His special edition DVD "How to Putt Well" is available by calling 631-589-1384, at his web site, http://www.theputtingdoctor.com/ or by email at email@example.com
This column is written by Ed Townsend, a consultant to the amateur and professional sport of golf and to 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 at 845-439-8177, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org For a much more expanded version of this golf column, please visit our Web site, http://bght.blogspot.com/ This column is also available on Facebook