I know most of you know and we have been discussing that our top 10 season long players will be getting gift cards provided to us by Golf and Ski. They have been great for us all year and love what we do. We are also in the process of working with them to offer all our members certain discounts of items for all those who shop there, and possibly deals on the range as well. We can all go try to hit those stupid Amazon buildings if that actually goes through. Once Again a special thanks to Golf and Ski and with winter coming it’s a great spot to look for that new gear throughout the winter.
Here are the gift card amounts for our top 10 season long players.
Thanks again Golf and Ski and lets go win some prizes this weekend fellas!
So, Winged foot is obviously a prestigious course in NY. First of all, They do not have carts, which obviously means everyone is a walker. No phones outside of the locker room, and it is expected that all rounds are done in less than 4 hours. (Wouldn’t that be nice). One of the more peculiar things that Winged Foot does though is not let members make tee times. Instead what is done, is that once a group has all 4 of their players on the property, a player walks up to the first tee and places a ball on the tee box. obviously if you go up and there are already 2 other balls up there, you will now be the 3rd group to tee off and so on. Pretty cool system if you ask me, Maybe we will try this at an LFG event.
These greens are insane, and the course is ridiculous. Can’t imagine how easy it is to play this course in under 4 hours.
With the Colony cup just 5 weeks away LFG NH has decided to name Eric White this years team Captain. We feel Eric is the leader that the team needs to keep everyone on the same page and on the path to achieve the same goal. Eric, who was last years Champion brings very little leadership skills to the table and will be guided through the process by LFG Veteran and Captain Mentor Chris Roussin. These 2 will put the team in good hands and we expect the chemistry to be through the roof this year as we look to continue our undefeated record vs Massachusetts. When asked how he felt to be named the team NH captain, Eric replied with “Fuck, yeah. About time” whatever that means…..This years Colony cup will be played the weekend of October 17th and 18th at Crosswinds CC in Plymouth, Ma.
I would have done this 9 times out of 10 here but it is always shocking to see a pro do this. We probably see a shank or a chunk once a month or so from a tour pro but this is one of the worst I have seen. He ended up putting the next one on the green and 2 putted for double. Go have a day today Rory.
What a move here,marking your ball is such a routine thats done without even a thought, that it seems almost impossible to forget to put a mark down. Even with the stroke penalty Rahm went on to finish Saturday with a 66, and obviously then drained a 66 footer on Sunday to claim a remarkable win.
In very tough conditions yesterday at Loudon CC, Corey hayes was able to sneak out a win. Corey shot a 98/75 on his way to victory. The +3 is the highest score LFG has seen as a winning score. The conditions played difficult for all today, but with a strong left to right wind on many holes, Hayes, a lefty was able to hit a baby cut up against the wind most the day to keep himself in play.
When asked how he felt out there today and what led him to his victory, hayes babbled on that “This league is great and the number one reason is the people we get paired with. It genuinely shows that the three other people in the group want you to do well. It’s a Sunday out with friends, even when it is the first time playing a round with them”
Kind words, that did not answer the question asked, Either way Congrats on now your 2nd win in the past 3 events. Now is the perfect time to get hot.
We had 5 players who were all within 1 stroke of Hayes and are kicking themselves right now about where they could have made that stroke up. Still good rounds though none the less to Josh Klein, Dwayne Davis, Chris Hatem, Pat Blair and Joe Forbush.
Just want to get a quick blog out here to discuss some issues we occasionally run into during some our events and the proper etiquette to handle these issues. This, kind goes beyond just the regular golf etiquette although there are still a few things we can be better at.
We have been getting many new players, and some of those are players who are new to golf and playing a little more serious for their first time. Although, not all players are open to advice on their swing. We can always help new players with etiquette advice, whether it’s walking in someones line, letting the furthest player play first, proper areas to drive the cart and rest of some of golfs “unwritten rules”
Also, as we acquire new players some will have a vast of golf knowledge well others may not, Please don’t criticize the rules. We always go over them at the end of the year on what we can do to make things better and give the golfers the most enjoyable experience while for the most part trying to simplify the rules as much as we can. Most groups will have someone who has been in the league for several years and please ask them for the correct rulings.
If your ball goes into the woods, and you are a walker or sole rider. Wait for someone or ask for someone to come check for your ball with you. There is just an abnormal amount of times that balls are found in the woods with pretty good lies and through a line of trees that gives some players a clear shot. I know, it does occasionally happen but if you know you have to find a ball in the woods just use caution and do not be affraid to ask someone to come help.
*I know not all of us mark our golfballs, but if possible to mark them going forward it would be helpful, also indicating what kind of ball you are playing if one is hit into the woods.
A lot of times we play with individuals who we have not played with before. People do enjoy the occasional compliment for a good shot, or good putt. Some players who are playing well though do not want to continue to be reminded how well they are playing. Some just like to wait to the end of the round and see what that good score ended up being. Use the same rules as if a pitcher was throwing a No hitter. Just stay away and let them stay focused on their game. Congratulate them with a beer after the round.
This goes without saying, but when people are shooting, you should not be talking during their shot.
We have some players who are smokers, others who are not. If you are going to share a cart with someone who is not, Be as respectful as you can, check with them first and if possible just smoke when your out of the cart or maybe walk to one of your shots while you smoke.
My main advice is that when you are new to our league, just be smart and use some common sense when playing with new players. No one wants to be the guy that people do not want to play with so don’t be that guy. If you are respectful, talk about common interest that everyone can chat about, and don’t question too many rulings and do noty let your play affect others too much, odds are you will fit in just fine.
We have a great core to this league and continue to add on to it with a lot of awesome people. If there are consistent complaints about the same individual we will just ask you to leave. It has happened in the past and we do our best to make sure that all our players are enjoying themselves.