Annual Bulldog Open set for Sunday

| July 21, 2020 11:33 AM

Memberships increased

It seems more people are discovering the fun and opportunity that golf affords us for being outside in a safe environment with our friends while socially distancing.

It is always great to see the game of golf growing and expanding the demographic that participates. Whitefish Lake Golf Club has a much higher percentage of women as members and regular players than the national average, which is totally good for the game.

The staff at Whitefish Lake Golf Club also appreciates our members and guests for being so cooperative during the COVID pandemic and for wearing masks as directed. Help keep all of us, and you, safe by doing your part.

Bulldog Open Sunday, July 26

There are still a very few spaces left for the Bulldog Open this coming Sunday so call today to get your team registered for this fun event. Play will be started with tee times and not a shotgun start as in the past to avoid large gatherings.

This four person scramble is always fun and is the main fundraiser for WLGC’s fantastic Junior Golf Program. Along with the fun with your friends and team you will also be served food and great prizes.

The winning team gets Green Jackets just like the winner of the Masters. This is considered by many to be the fifth Major tournament of the year and with the British Open canceled this year we may move up a notch.

Club Championship

It’s not too late to register for the 2020 WLGC Club Championship on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 by going online, clicking on Club Championship and following the directions through the Golf Genius program to enter.

We have divisions for everyone from Men’s and Woman’s champion to Junior, Senior and even Super Senior. This two day event is composed of only members and offers a challenging as well as fun experience to test your golf skills.

Break the anxiety of short putts

You know you should make those little short testy 4 foot or less putts but we all seem to get in our own way far too often. Select the line you want the ball to roll and focus on hitting that line with proper speed.

If you get nervous or start thinking about missing the putt, then count one-two-three. Get set on one, take the putter back on two, and on three make the stroke. Think about making a good stroke and keep your head still until you hear the ball fall in the hole.

One of the most common reasons for missing these putts is too big a back stroke, so keep it short.