President: Barbara Hollmann — (715) 337-0379 — firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Barb Kroschel — (630) 35-5927– email@example.com
Remember to sign up for tee times before 4:00 PM on Sunday.
May 4: Blind Partner: Individual game. Score is combined with a blind partner chosen after play.
May 11: Individual Low Gross, Low Net: Individual game. Gross score and net score for each hole are recorded. Net score is determined by handicap. Number of dots on score card represent handicap for that hole.
May 18: Team Waltz: Score one best ball on 1st hole, two best balls on 2nd hole, and 3 best balls on 3rd hole. Repeat through nine holes. (1-2-3, 1-2-3: it’s a waltz, get it?)
May 25: Handicap Clinic @ 3:00, 4-Person Scrambleat 4:00, & Spring Meeting at 6:30
MY 2 CENTS WORTH by Barbara Hollmann, President
Welcome to our 2021 season! I’m hopeful that it will be more normal than last summer with many of us having our vaccine shots for Covid. Thanks to all of you who have renewed your membership….and a gentle reminder to those who haven’t.
And, a BIG welcome to our new members! So far we have seven women excited to be joining our group. Bonnie is introducing them elsewhere in the newsletter.
The Board decided at their Fall meeting to accept Barb Kroschel’s and Karen Kolodziej’s offer to manually organize and score our weekly games. This will save the league the computer program subscription fees and salary we paid last summer (around $500). We will see how it goes …. obviously, the league was managed that way before computers. Please assist them as much as you can by following their directions. The Games Committee will also be putting foursomes together at least once a month to encourage members to get more acquainted. Also, we will begin a fun season-long competition of Ringers, in addition to the Shoot Out. All will be explained at the Spring meeting.
I’m looking forward to a fun summer! Stay well, see you in May!
NOTES FROM MEMBERS
(Thanks to Mary Finlay for submitting these tips for putting, found in one of the golf publications she receives.)
1. Turn Your Toes In
Keeping your lower body still when you putt will make it much more likely to roll your golf ball on the line you are aimed and also be more consistent controlling distance. You can improve your chances of staying still by turning your toes in much like Arnold Palmer used to do. This will force you to keep your lower body still as it limits your ability to move and turn.
2. Pace Your Putts – one inch per foot
For those who struggle around the green, having a system to control distance can be a welcome skill. You can improve your putting distance control by using a simple system of adding one inch to your backstroke for every foot to the hole.
RULES-RULES-AND MORE RULES!
With a new season beginning, let’s remember these tricks to keeping up a steady pace of play:
Pace of Play:
- Keep up with the group in front of your group…do not lose sight.
- Forget tee honors except for tournaments. Limit “chit chat” upon arriving at next tee.
- Play a provisional ball if there is any doubt about the first ball.
- Be ready to hit…do your measurements, select clubs, and determine your shot while your playing partners are hitting.
- Limit a pre-shot routine to no more than 2 practice swings.
- A player is encouraged to stop playing a hole when her score has reached the maximum and the
- score does not need to be recorded accurately (i.e., tournament or score counts for the game). Therefore, pick up the ball and score the hole as a net double bogey (Maximum Hole Score).
- Leave the green, GO to the next tee, then record your scores.
- If your group is slow, the first players to putt out should move to the next hole and hit their tee shots. Continue until you catch up with group in front of you.
- Ball in water….drop and hit 2nd ball, then look for or retrieve 1st ball. Others can continue playing.
- If there is a question about rules, play a second ball and record both scores. Ask for ruling after round is completed.
TONY’S TEE TIME TIPS
To all members of the Eagle River Ladies Golf League, welcome!
As we slowly emerge from the Covid virus situation, and just a difficult in general 2020, I am filled with optimism for the upcoming season. We have got the course’s financial problems under control, and the course appears to have come through the winter very well, with Kyle Anderson, our new superintendent confident that he can begin to solve some of our vexing drainage problems.
The course has been re-rated by the WSGA. The course is a par 72 from all tees. Hole #17 is a par 5 for everyone. The course and slope ratings should now match up with the WSGA Handicap website.
Our friendly pro-shop and outside service staff are all returning, and we are trying to have more starter and marshal presence on the golf course.
I heard that we have a few new ladies who are joining the league. That’s great! Welcome to you ladies and be sure to stop in and introduce yourself to my staff and me.
Good luck with your season ladies and let me know how I can advise and assist.
Anthony Sable, PGA
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