Here is the Chewelah Golf and Country Club report for Aug. 11…
Pro-Tips – Jason Pitt, PGA
How do you get the most out of a practice session? That is a question posed to me quite often. The answer is quite simple. Practice should be broken down into equal parts of driving range and short game. If your schedule allows for an hour of dedicated practice a half hour should be spent on the driving range and half an hour on the chipping and putting greens.
On the driving range it’s important to stretch first, then hit half of your shots with a wedge or smaller irons to reach shorter targets. The bulk of the range balls you hit should be targeted to 150 yards and in. Lastly, hit a few long irons, fairway woods and a few drivers.
After the range session head over to the short game area with a few balls, the clubs you usually chip with and your putter. Use a “realistic” practice where you chip 3-5 balls to various targets from different lies and then try to make your putts. The technique makes your practice more realistic and will help shave strokes off of your game.
GM Report – John McGregor, PGA LM
August is National Golf Month. The month recognizes what the sport of golf brings to individuals and their communities. In addition, courses are being asked to offer an introductory course for new golfers. CG&CC is participating with the following events:
Jason Pitt and the Proshop is offering a two-hour clinic August 23 from 5-7 p.m. for those that are new to golf.
The clinic is designed to help new players familiarize themselves to the sport of golf and will provide a short course on how to get started. As a benefit to attending, all attendees will be able to play a round of golf on the original nine hole course with a member of CG&CC to help them put the clinics course into practice (green fees and cart provided). Slots are limited; sign up early by calling 509-935-6807 ext. 1. There will be a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 12 participants allowed. The clinic is offered at a discounted rate of $30.
Closest to the pin contests
There will be four closest to the pin contests in August. (Aug. 9, Aug. 17, Aug. 22, & Aug. 31). The contests will designed so players of all levels have a shot at winning a prize provided by the Pro Shop and CG&CC.
The new CG&CC Pickleball courts are open and available to the public without a fee. The courts are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the US and appeals to all ages/skill levels.
The CG&CC Pickleball Club will be giving free “Pickleball 101” sessions to all on how to play, rules of the game, strategy, etc. every Monday and Friday at 9 a.m until the end of September. CG&CC is always open to the public.
-Submitted by Chewelah Golf and Country Club