Big hole

Spring Big Hole this weekend!

2018 GLENKERRY CUP SPRING BIG HOLE

Sunday, May 20, 2018

11:00 AM Check-In & Warm up  |  Noon Shotgun

$55 Entry   |  $30 for Members

The event is a 4 person scramble that includes six prize holes, chili bar, and skins $20 per team (optional). Please fill out the request form below or sign up in the pro shop.

Questions?  Call 616-225-4653.

Happy Mother’s Day from Glenkerry!

Mother’s Day Special

Our club prides ourselves in being a place for women to play, learn, and enjoy a lifelong involvement with golf. 

To celebrate Mother’s Day on May 13th… Mothers play FREE with another golfer. So sons, daughters, even husbands — take Mom out for a day on the best course around! The Tee Sheet fills up quickly on Mother’s Day, so tee times are required to play!

Summer Junior Golf Camp – Sign Up Now!

Spark the passion for golf in your junior!

Have fun while learning: skills, basic rules, etiquette & course management. Boys and girls from ages 7-17 can register for this amazing opportunity!

Dates

Mondays starting June 25,

July 2, 9, 16, 23, and  30

Season Ending Alternate Shot Outing: August 5th  from 2 – 5pm

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Divisions

Beginners – Primarily skill work from 8:30-9:30

Intermediate – Lessons & 3 holes weekly from 10:00-12:00.

Advanced  – 9 Hole Junior golf league from 9:45-12:00.

 Cost

Enrollment $50 and then $5 per week for greens fees

Enrollment fee includes a: T-shirt, weekly lesson & season ending alt. shot outing & cookout

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Instructors: Ryan Lothian (Course owner) & Lori Hostetler (GPS PE instructor & Candlestone ladies champ 6 years) & John Hostetler (elementary teacher & Glenkerry cup winner)

Questions: Call Lori 616-225-8136 or email lorihostetler@charter.net

NIne and Wine

Wine, Nine, & Good Times Ladies’ League

WINE, NINE, & GOOD TIMES

WEDNESDAY MORNING LEAGUE

INFORMAL SEASON

  • Wednesdays – May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23, May 30th and June 6.
  • No league fee required.
  • Please email:charlottelothian@gmail.com so I know if anyone is planning to play.
  • Please arrive by 8:30 with tee off at 9:00. Foursomes will be created when you arrive.

REGULAR LEAGUE SEASON

  • Wednesdays beginning June13 – Wednesday August 29.
  • Please arrive by 8:30 for a “shotgun” tee off at 9:00.
  • Golfers are invited to register as partners or singles. You will play with the same partner all season. However, the foursomes will be mixed. We have many single golfers who have opted to be matched with other singles.
  • Char (league organizer) will have a calendar available so that golfers may indicate dates they are unable to play or you may call the course at 225-4653 by 8:30 on Wednesday morning if you find you can’t play at the last minute. We want to keep things flexible, but need your help by letting us know when you are unable to play.

FEES

  • $20 league fee – payable beginning June 7, or the first week you play. (We know our teacher members may not be joining us the first week.)
    • Prizes
    • Drink and food specials for league members.
    • Current league members who bring in a new member will receive a $20.00 Glenkerry food/beverage credit. There is no limit on the number of new members a current member may bring into the league.
    • $16-9 hole greens fee, $4.00 lunch combo (choice of hot dog, taco, brat – chips – fountain drink). $26.00 – 18 holes including lunch combo. There will also be one lunch special each Wednesday. Lunches may be ordered at 8:30 when paying fees etc.
    • If you are a member, you do not pay green’s fees for league play.

Call or email Char Lothian (616) 754-6602 – charlottelothian@gmail.com to register or if you have questions or concerns. Please fill out the request form below for more information.

If you are interested in lessons Lori Hostetler is available. You may call her at 616 225-9136 for information.

Spring Match Play Championship Coming Up!

SPRING MATCH PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP

Don’t miss this great event and win cash! We have a men’s and women’s division, and the flights will be divided by ability.

18 Hole Stroke Play to determine flight will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1:30 PM.

The weekly 18 hole matches begin on Monday, May 7, 2018.

Entry Fee $30 plus weekly greens fees paid each match

CASH PRIZES

Flight Champions $200 cash

Second Place $75 cash

(based on full flight of 16 players)

National Golf Day is Coming Up! Everyone Rides Free on Wednesday!

We all have one thing in common… We LOVE golf. Book a tee time online for Wednesday, April 25th,  and ride for the walking rate.

That’s Right! Book Online and EVERYONE RIDES FREE!

Book Now before the tee sheet fills up! 

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We’re Open Starting Friday at 10 AM! Book Now!

Mother Nature is finally letting up!

Glenkerry will be open for play Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10 AM. Don’s miss out this weekend and book a tee time online now.

 

NIne and Wine

Ladies League Survey! Tell us what you want this season.

Please take just a minute to fill out our Ladies League Survey with just 5 short questions. We want to make sure the Wednesday Night Ladies League is on par!

Please note:  the Wednesday Nine, Wine, & Stein Ladies League will remain as is. This Survey will help us adjust, if needed, the Wednesday Night Ladies League. 

 










Glenkerry Cup

Announcing the 2018 Glenkerry Cup Events! Sign Up Online.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO  WIN THE 2018 GLENKERRY CUP? 

We are pleased to announce the the event dates for the 2018 Glenkerry Cup!

Our first two spring events are available for sign up online!


OUR FIRST TWO SPRING EVENTS

TWO PERSON SCRAMBLE

  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • Time: 11am Check In & Warm Up | Noon Shotgun Start
  • Entry Fee: $55 per player | $30 for Members
  • Includes free warm up and range balls, special event holes, prize money and drawings, and optional skins game.

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SPRING BIG HOLE

  • Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Format: Four Person Scramble
  • Time: 11am Check In & Warm Up | Noon Shotgun Start
  • Entry Fee: $55 per player | $30 for Members
  • Includes free warm up and range balls, six prize holes, chili bar, and optional skins game.

SAVE NOW ! Sign up and pay online one week before event to receive a $10 team discount!

Masters

Masters 2018 morning rundown: Spieth out in front, Finau’s remarkable comeback, Tiger’s so-so day and Sergio’s octuple-bogey

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Welcome to the Masters morning rundown, your one-stop shop to catch up on the action from Augusta National. Here’s everything you need to know for the morning of April 6.

Spieth sets the pace

What slump? Jordan Spieth racked up seven birdies—including five consecutive on the back—and an eagle on Thursday afternoon to take the Masters lead on Day 1.

It’s not so much that Spieth went low, but how. While he made the most of the 11 greens he hit—on the nine holes where a red number was recorded, six were spurred by approaches within 12 feet—Spieth chalked up two of his best shots to his putter. An eagle putt on the eighth and, of all things, a five-foot bogey putt on the seventh.

“It was a very difficult putt, and I could have dropped to over par,” Spieth said. “And it led to stepping on No. 8 tee feeling like, okay, regrouped, let’s grab three coming in.”

Given his early-season struggles have been attributed to the flat stick—he entered the week ranked 185th in strokes gained: putting—Spieth’s 1.33 putts per green mark was an auspicious sign, and to the rest of the field, a bad omen. It wasn’t a flawless round; he driver was problematic, and he did make three bogeys. As it was routinely pointed out, one good putting round does not erase three months of woe. But confidence breeds more confidence, and on a course that Spieth has made his de facto home, Spieth is brimming with it heading into Friday.

Finau’s “miraculous” 68

On Wednesday night, it appeared Tony Finau wouldn’t be able to tee it up in Round 1. Which made what transpired on Thursday all the more shocking. As night fell on Augusta National Thursday night, the 28-year-old finds himself near the top of the leader board.

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Despite dislocating his ankle in celebration at the Par-3 Contest, Finau cobbled together a four-under 68, one of the best rounds on Day 1. The tour’s leader in driving distance still had plenty of oomph off the tee, and though his irons weren’t on (hitting just half of the greens in regulation) his putter was, with a field-best 1.28 putts per hole.

He did it with “quite a bit” of tape. And a hell of a lot of heart.

“It was nothing short of a miracle ,” Finau said.

This is Finau’s first appearance at the Masters, and as it’s been noted, this is a tournament not kind to newbies. Considering what he just accomplished on one ankle, taking down that history doesn’t seem too daunting.

Tiger’s so-so Round 1

The buzz never stopped for Tiger Woods’ first Masters round in three years. The problem was, Woods never got going, posting a one-over 73.

The 14-time major winner was able to make two birdies on the final five holes, yet his poor driving continues to rear its ugly head. This was especially evident on the par 5s, which have been the bane of his existence this season (101st in par 5 scoring), failing to make birdie on Augusta National’s long holes.

To his credit, Tiger was okay with his round, and feels like he’s in position to strike.

“Yes, I played in a major championship again, but also the fact that … I got myself back in this tournament, and I could have easily let it slip away,” he said. “I fought hard to get it back in there, and I’m back in this championship. It will be fun the next 54 holes.”

It will. The Masters always is. But Woods needs a solid Friday to make sure he’s part of that mix.

Sergio’s terrible, no good, very bad hole

Sergio Garcia came to Augusta National’s 15th hole at two over in his first round as reigning Masters champ. His score was decidedly higher when walking to the 16th tee. After hitting a 320-yard drive on the 15th, leaving 200 yards and change, the Spaniard’s approach went into the water. As did his fourth. And six. And eighth. And, you guessed it, 10th.

However, the 12th found land, and the 38-year-old sunk the 10-footer. The final damage? An octuple-bogey 13.

“I don’t know,” Garcia responded when asked to explain the hole. “I don’t know what to tell you. It’s one of those things. I feel like—I don’t know, it’s the first time in my career where I make a 13 without missing a shot. Simple as that. I felt like I hit a lot of good shots and unfortunately the ball just didn’t want to stop. I don’t know, you know, it’s one of those things. So it’s just unfortunate, but that’s what it is.”

The 13 tied for the highest score in Masters history, and the highest score on the 15th, “beating” the 11s of Masashi (Jumbo) Ozaki, Ben Crenshaw and Ignacio Garrido. To Garcia’s credit, he bounced back on the 16th with a birdie. But it’s safe to say he won’t be defending his crown.

Day’s suds-soaked shot

That Jason Day’s drive at the first went left is not a shock; that side is a common bailout for players on the opening tee. What makes Day’s shot unique is where his second landed: into a patron’s beer.

The 2015 PGA champ’s approach sailed to the right, clattered around the Georgia pines, hit a patron’s shoulder and landed in a libation. Told by an official that Day needed to identify his ball, the fan obliged, downing the drink to the amusement of his fellow patrons and Day.

Unfortunately for Day, he was unable to save par from the suds-soaked spot, walking away with a bogey. The rest of his front nine wasn’t much better, making the turn in 40 and finishing with a 75. But at least he had a story to cheers to after the round.

Source: Golfdigest.com