When is the best time to improve your golf game?
The off season is the time to become a better golfer because there is time to work on changes. Making changes to your game during the typical golfing season is difficult, because most golfers want to play golf not practice. Important changes take time and repetition. The winter gives you all the time and none of the pressure of solving your swing flaw by your Saturday morning tee time.
The off season is also the time to get stronger and more flexible. Your body can only move as well as your flexibility allows, and the golf swing is the perfect example of this. Do you feel a little tight and sore after being on your feet a while? The same things that cause those feelings are also holding you back during your golf swing.
So remember, the off season is a time to improve your golf game. Work on your swing changes to gain repetition and do some stretching at home or go to the gym. Doing these activities will get 2013 started on the right foot and make it a great golfing season.
GREAT PURCHASE IDEAS FOR FALL
Fall has officially arrived and so have the cooler temperatures. It is time for you to get the right apparel to stay warm and shoot your lowest round possible. Listed below are a few of the selections from the professional staff here at Heritage Shores:
FOOTJOY PERFORMANCE GOLF MOCK
The FootJoy Performance Golf Mock is the ultimate 'first layer' for cool conditions. It provides moisture management for the skin and excellent thermal protection from the cooler temperatures.
CUTTER & BUCK AUBURN FLEECE HALF ZIP PULLOVER
The ultimate fleece for fall, the Auburn Fleece has a woven trim and features a mock neck with a half zip. This is a great style piece for the links in the fall time.
ASHWORTH WAFFLE CREW NECK SWEATER
A comfortable, yet stylish piece for those cool fall mornings. Pair it with a polo underneath and be ready to go.
Come and visit the Heritage Shores Golf Shop, where all of these items are available plus many more. Our superior staff will help get the right product for you. We look forward to seeing you on the links!
Fairway Divot Repair Blog
The question has always come up about the repair of fairway divots. Should the divot be replaced, left out and filled with divot mix or simple do nothing and keep playing. Hopefully after reading this article you will have a better idea of what to do in any situation when you have taken a divot from the fairway.
“Through the green, a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by him/her is to be replaced at once and pressed down”. With this statement from the Rules of Golf, the debate begins over fairway divot repair. The passage clearly states that golfers are responsible for the repair of divots resulting from their golf shots. It falls into the same theory as when you have played a bunker shot you should rake the bunker when exiting. Yes, the maintenance crew is also responsible for the repair of divots that where not replace or repaired after they were taken by the golfer. Also, another way divots are filled here at Heritage Shores is by having divot filling gatherings. This is where some of our resident members volunteer a morning of their time to fill divots to help in the recovery of divots and other scars on the golf course.
This is where the confusion surrounding the question above comes into golfers minds about what should they do after they have create a divot. At Heritage Shores we have a grass type on our fairways that is called creeping bentgrass. A divot taken from creeping bentgrass often results in the infamous “beaver pelt”, a rather large divot that should be replaced at once for playability reasons and a speedy recovery of the divot. In fact during the spring and fall months the divot will re-root to the soil that it was taken from. During the hot summer months, the chances of survival are reduced, and the scar that was left behind by the turf removal will likely fare much better when filled with a divot mixture that is provided in the sand bottles on the golf cart. The one thing we would like to avoid here at Heritage Shores is to leave the divot voided of divot mix or replacing the divot back into the scar. The resulting scar could be a path way for crabgrass or other weeds during the summer months. Or just imagine that you hit a perfect drive right down the middle of the fairway and when you get to your ball you see the ball sitting in a divot scar that was not repaired. As we all play by the rules of golf you have to play that shot as it lies and that can be a very tricky shot to control the distance and direction of your shot.
Golf is a game about having fun and getting away from the worlds problem for a few hours, but we still have to do are part in keeping the golf course playable for the next person looking to have a great day at Heritage Shores. So take an extra minute after your shot and repair your divot by replacing or filling with the divot mix provided on the golf cart.
2012 LADIES MEMBER GUEST
ON MAY 18TH THE 18 HOLE LADIES ASSOCIATION OF HERITAGE SHORES HELD THEIR 5TH ANNUAL LADIES MEMBER GUEST TOURNAMENT. THIS YEAR 18 TEAMS COMPETED ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR. THE EVENT FORMAT WAS 18 HOLES, NET BEST BALL OF TWO. THE THEME OF THIS YEAR’S EVENT WAS UP, UP, AND AWAY AND THE TOURNAMENT COMPRISED OF THREE FLIGHTS: “ORANGE YOU UP”, “PUTTING IN THE PINK”, AND “SLICE OF MANGO”. PRIZES WERE AWARDED TO THE 1ST AND 2ND PLACE WINNERS IN EACH FLIGHT. THE WINNERS WERE:
“ORANGE YOU UP”
1ST PLACE- BARBARA JARKOVSKY & SANDY STRAUS
2ND PLACE- MURIEL WAITE & KARILYN BACHMANN
“PUTTING IN THE PINK”
1ST PLACE- JOANIE VANOOSTROM-PHIPPS & JUDY SLACK
2ND PLACE- LEIGH APPLER & JANET BROWN
“SLICE OF MANGO”
1ST PLACE- JUDI MOORE & LINDA HOLLIS
2ND PLACE- NANCY MAAS & JANET ENGLISH
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF THE LADIES THAT PARTICIPATED AND LOOK FORWARD TO GREAT EVENT AGAIN IN 2013!
THE PRO STAFF
Notes from the General Manager:
What can I say about this weather!!! We have been afforded a beautiful spring so far, one that many golfers can enjoy. While the weather was warm and sunny, we also had quite a bit of wind and very little rain. Similar to your lawns at home, you can only water the golf course so much to keep it in tip top shape while still being able to use it (or play on it). All in all, I have heard nothing but compliments about the conditions of our golf course, and my hat is off to Dave Clem and Dennis Supe for leading such a strong team.
In April we introduced our new “membership drive” referral program for annual golfing members and a new points system for our loyalty club members – the Premier Club. If you are interested in understanding the benefits of either program please contact the golf shop at 302-337-7514. Resident Annual Members are allowed to make tee times up to 60 days in advance and Premier Club members can make reservations 10 days in advance. If you do not intend to utilize the tee time booked please let the pro shop staff know so we can open that time to other members or guests.
A Few exciting events happened in April in the Food and Beverage Department including Burger night on Tuesdays, Southern Night on Thursdays, Chef’s Cooking Class, Easter Brunch, Passover Seder, and Wine and Tapas. For the restaurant please assist us in serving you by making reservations atleast 24 hours in advance – this allows us to ensure we bring in enough food and staff as appropriately as possible. For the banquet events, please follow the guidelines posted for each event, if you call and leave a message with Jillian please allow 24 hours for a call back.
Some upcoming activities to ask more about – Cinco de Mayo, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Clam Bake, Car Show, Concert Series – I could go on and on! I’m excited as always about seeing everyone at the club.