Spark the passion for golf!

LEARN FROM A PRO: This is an incredible opportunity for youth to have fun while learning or improving their golf and life skills by working with LPGA Golf Professional, Bernadine Stump, in a small group setting.

The weekly camp program includes: Safety & etiquette, SNAG games, the short game, full swing, course strategies, play on the course, physical fitness and FUN! Please come early on the first day so that each child can be outfitted with the correct size of golf clubs.

Details:

Ages:  6 – 14 years old

Session Fee: $100 includes all necessary equipment and instruction

Days: Tuesday -Friday

Times:  10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, except for Session #7 (10 to 11 AM).

  • Session #6 – July 24th – 27th – Ages 6 – 14
  • Session #7 – July 31st – Aug 3rd – Ages 5, 6 & 7
    • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • $65 per child
    • Parents should stay on site

Puttin’ on the Ritz: Christmas in July Ladies’  9 Hole Scramble Golf Tournament is a fundraiser for Girls Junior Golf Scholarships!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Check in 4:45pm  |  Dinner at 5:00pm

Group photo at 5:50pm  |  Shotgun start at 6:00pm

Dessert and awards at 8:30pm

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COST

North Star Golf Club Members  – $23 Per Golfer

Non-members –  $42 Per Golfer

Cost includes dinner, green fees, and shared power cart

Scoring

Scramble with one Tee shot per player required.

Flights

Flight One is for Experienced Golfers

Flight Two is a team with one or more Novice* or Junior golfers*

*Novice: golfer without a handicap and scores of >60 for 9 holes

* Junior: girl age 7-17 & will use age appropriate family tees

THE FUN AND GAMES

Each participant please bring a wrapped golf or Christmas theme gift (~$10) for the gift exchange.

To be purchased at check in:

  • Rudolph Putt (anywhere on the green into the hole for 1 stroke) $10 & only 1 per team
  • Santa Drive (Drop at the 150 yard marker or white stake and count as 1 stroke on hole number 2, 7, 13 or 16) $10 & only 1 per team.

Prizes:

  • Low Team score
  • Best Individual Christmas Costume
  • Best Team Costume Award

And by “Best” we mean Ritziest, Ugliest, Cutest, Most boring, etc!

Judging of Costumes and theme shirts at picture station.

I could talk for weeks about my 50-year infatuation with all things putting. But I figured I’d just give you the CliffsNotes instead.

1. Putting is important.

Regardless of skill level, putting accounts for approximately 43 percent of your total strokes, taking into account your good putting days and the ones where you’re ready to snap your flatstick over your knee. Lower this percentage and your scores will go down. Allocate at least one-third of your practice time to becoming the best putter you can be.

2. Aim is critical.

You can’t dominate with your putter if you don’t know how to aim it correctly, or how much break to play. Nail these fundamentals first.

3. Keep your stroke “on-line” through the impact zone.

If you hook or cut-spin your putts, your chance of success goes down. If your putts roll off the face in the same direction your putter is heading immediately after impact, that’s good. If your putter moves one way and the ball another, you’ve got problems.

4. Face angle is even more important than stroke path.And not insignificantly — it’s six times more important. Even if your path is good, unduly opening or closing the face at impact spells doom.

5. You’re only as skilled as your impact pattern.

Catching putts across the face produces varying ball speeds. Find one impact point. My recommendation: the sweet spot.

6. Putts left short never go in.

When you miss, your putts should end up 17 inches past the hole. If you roll them faster, you’ll suffer more lip-outs. Roll them slower and the ball will be knocked off line by imperfections (footprints, pitch marks, etc.) in the green.

7. Proper putt speed comes from proper rhythm.

At our schools, we incorporate rhythm into pre-putt rituals, then carry that same rhythm through the stroke. Rhythm is the harbinger of consistency. You’ve got to find your own, and groove it.

8. Putting is a learned skill.

Having the “touch” in your mind’s eye to know how firmly to stroke a putt (so its speed matches the break), and then also having the “feel” in your body to execute that touch is gained only through experience and solid practice. See No. 1.

9. Be patient.

Sometimes poorly-struck putts go in and well-struck putts miss. Sometimes badly-read greens compensate for poorly struck putts. Results can confuse golfers when they don’t understand the true fundamentals of putting. Having the patience to learn to be a good putter is an incredible virtue for a golfer.

10. Putting is like life.

You don’t have to be perfect, but you can’t do any of the important things badly. My advice? Believe in yourself. Becoming a great putter isn’t easy, but it’s possible (Phil Mickelson, at age 48, is enjoying the finest putting season in his career). Maintain a good, hardworking attitude as you work through items 1 through 9. I’ve seen success stories happen thousands of times. Everyone is capable of improving.

Source: golf.com