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Golf Newsletter | June 2009 | VBgov.com/Parks
Greetings!  
 
Stop by our pro shops this month for great savings on shoes!  All shoes have been marked down.  Come check out our selection and we'll help you find the perfect new pair!
Save the Date!  Take Your Daughter to the Course Week: July 6-12
 
Girl GolfingTake Your Daughter to the Course Week will be featured at Bow Creek, Kempsville Greens and Red Wing Lake Golf Courses from July 6th-12th.  Share your favorite sport with your favorite girl and she'll receive a free round when accompanied by you or another paying adult.  Each course is also offering one free clinic as listed below.  Don't miss out on this great opportunity!   
 
Full Swing Clinic at Bow Creek from 5-6pm on July 7th
Short Game Clinic at Kempsville Greens from 5-6pm on July 9th
Rules and Putting Clinic at Red Wing Lake from 5-6pm on July 10th
Need a Father's Day Gift? 
 
Stop by the pro shop at any municipal golf course to find the perfect gift for Dad.  Consider a gift certificate for merchandise or a round of golf at one of our courses.  Father's Day is June 21st.
Kempsville Greens Bank Stabilization Project
 
The sod has been laid on the fairway at the first hole and hole eleven will soon be addressed.  The bulkheads have been completed. Two ponds have been worked on to stabilize the banks with vinyl bulkheads. While the project has been under construction, two temporary greens have been in place, reduced green fees were implemented and a "pay for 18 and play all day" deal was created. It won't be long before the temporaries will be a thing of the past; however, the "pay for 18 and play all day" special will continue through Labor Day.
Upcoming Junior Golf Tournaments
 
Youth ages 8-17 are invited to participate in several upcoming Junior Golf Tournaments. Children 10 and under play 9 holes and all others play 18 holes.
 
June 29th-30th @ Kempsville Greens Golf Course. Call 474-8441 to register.  Registrations due by June 20th.   

July 6th-7th @ Bow Creek Golf Course. Call 431-3763 to register.  Registrations due by July 3rd.

July 20th-21st @ Red Wing Lake Golf Course. Call 437-2037 to register.  Registrations due by July 17th.
Ladies, Join Our Leagues!
 
Women GolfingBeginner's Ladies meet at Bow Creek each Tuesday evening at 5:30 for nine holes.  Prefer morning golf?  Enjoy the camaraderie Thursday mornings at Bow Creek for fun and social golf at 9:00.
 
At Red Wing Lake, women meet each Wednesday between 4 and 5:30 to tee off for a relaxed and fun nine holes of golf beginning at 5:30.  Some ladies play their own ball while others play a best ball format.
Class Registration Begins Saturday  
 
Take a look at the Summer Youth Programs and Adult Programs catalogs.  Registration begins this Saturday, June 6th.  Classes and camps for beginners and intermediate players, as well as girls clubs and senior and women's special sessions, are offered.
Fun Fact: Incredible Ace
 
In 1987, Walter Dietz scored his first hole-in-one on the 155-yard 7th hole of the Manakiki Golf Course near Los Angeles. What makes it so remarkable was that Dietz was blind. "I played that course a thousand times when I could see," recalled Dietz. "The first time I played it as a blind person, I got a hole-in-one."

Pro Tip: Hitting Over Water or Sand 

by Sue Vreeland, LPGA instructor at Red Wing Lake Golf Course 

Water Trap

Most people in this situation tell themselves "don't hit it in the water," etc.  Once you do that, your main focus becomes the water.
 
Change the way you think!  Spend your energy focusing on what you do want to do, for example, "hit it on the green," or "hit the flagstick."
 
You always want to approach any shot from a positive thinking mode.  Make sure your have the correct club, think about what you want to do, focus on the target you want to hit and then pull the trigger. 
 
If you are thinking about the danger in front of you, it will be very tough to pull off a good shot.  If you are swinging with a thought of what you want to do, then you will have an easier time of making that happen.
Quick Links
 
Our Website
 
 
Our Locations
 
Bow Creek
3425 Club House Road, Virginia Beach
(757) 431-3763
 
Kempsville Greens
4840 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach
(757) 474-8441

Red Wing Lake
1144 Prosperity Road, Virginia Beach
(757) 437-2037 
We welcome your comments and questions.  Feel free to email us at fun@vbgov.com.
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