Homestead Golf Report

Cherish family golfing

Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Ladies Night last week was canceled due to Fourth of July celebrations here at the Bird Homestead Golf Course on Funny River Road, but I did get the opportunity to play a few holes with Jackie Risch and daughter, Megan. Jackie is one of our regulars and Megan is brand-new to the game.

While I was out there with them, I could really tell that they were having a great time just being outside and enjoying one another's company, no matter how they were playing. Watching the two of them reminded me of when I was growing up. Playing golf with family is truly a memorable thing that shouldn't be taken for granted. I want to thank Jackie and Megan for letting me tag along with them in what I hope will be many memories to come.

Last week's Men's Night winning team consisted of Roy Bird, Dick Gallaway and Jeff Gillman with a nine-hole scramble score of 39.

Long drive was won by Roy Bird with a drive of 185 yards! Just kidding Roy. I'm not sure how many yards it was, but I think that they serve peanuts on that flight. Closest to the pin money on Nos. 6 and 8 are still up for grabs tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Golf Tip Of The Week

Practice with a purpose.

When you go to the driving range always start out with a lofted iron. Start with very tiny swings just to feel proper impact. Once you feel confident with tiny swings work your way up to a full swing.

While hitting shots, always pay attention to what the ball is doing in the air. If you see the ball start to the left, or to the right, at impact, that's a swing path problem. If you see curve in the ball, that's a club face problem. The better you can get at identifying your ball flight, the better chance you'll have of solving your swing errors.

To learn more about proper practice, and how to diagnose your ball flight, contact the pro shop at 260-4653. The more you know the better off you'll be.

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