If you find yourself short on time this month and can't get on the course for a round, why not stop by for some practice? In addition to driving ranges, all municipal golf courses offer putting greens, chipping areas, and practice bunkers. Work on your short game and you'll find your score improving over time. Or, as the great Arnold Palmer jokingly advised, "I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone's golf game: it's called an eraser."
As always, if you're looking for some instruction, we offer a variety of group classes to meet your needs. See what's available
and also look for our new program catalogs in September.
The pro shops at Bow Creek, Kempsville Greens and Red Wing Lake are extending the 20% discount on all golf bags in stock for the month of August. If you're in the market for a bag, come check out our selection!
Attention Athletes Age 50 and Better!
It's time again for the annual Forever Fit Games where those age 50 and up have the opportunity to let their talents shine in a variety of sports and activities! The event will be held October 2nd-3rd and competitions include; badminton, basketball, billiards, bocce, cornhole, horseshoes, pickleball, shuffleboards, softball hit and throw, swimming, table tennis and track & field. The $20 registration fee entitles participants to their choice of five events.
For the golfers, sign up for the Forever Fit Games Golf Tournament held on October 2nd at Red Wing Lake Golf Course. The tournament fee of $33 includes the green fee for 18 holes plus a golf cart and lunch.
Registration is available now through September 18th by visiting any Virginia Beach Recreation Center. Additional event details are available on the registration form, or contact Jane Jagodzinski at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Junior Golf Tournament Winners
Pictured left to right are Devin Cash (3rd), Bryce Cope (2nd), John David Sanderson (overall champion), & Chris Greenfield (1st) in the 15-17 year old bracket at Red Wing Lake.
Congratulations to all of the junior golfers who recently competed in the Red Wing Lake and Bow Creek Junior Golf Championships. Both tournaments were held over a two-day period and the kids enjoyed a great competition.
Red Wing Lake Overall Champion:
John David Sanderson - 146
Bow Creek Overall Champion: Chris Greenfield - 146
Fun Fact: Know the Rules
Do you play by the USGA Rules of Golf? When in doubt, ask your local golf pro for assistance.
Tom Watson had an especially embarrassing two-stroke penalty during the 1980 Tournament of Champions in Carlsbad, California. Watson forgot he had broken the rules when he gave advice to Lee Trevino during the match. Watson won the tournament by three strokes, but was still red-faced because months earlier he had published a book entitled The Rules of Golf Explained and Illustrated.