Registration for the Whitefish Lake Club Championship is available online by going to the www.golfwhitefish.com website and clicking on the Club Championship section and following the directions to complete the process. You will have to call the Golf Shop to get the GGID (Golf Genius Identification) to sign in to the registration site. The tournament is on Aug. 10 and 11 and will feature a free barbecue after the rounds are completed. The top 10 men and top 10 women will be eligible to compete in the Derby on Saturday following the completion of play. Call 862-5960 for more information if needed.
Aug. 24 and 25
Member/Guest tournament registration may also be completed online by the same process. This two day event is always very popular so register as soon as possible to make sure you team is included. The first day will be a two person best ball and the second day is a modified Stapleford scoring system. Prizes and food are included in your entry fee. Call 862-5960 for more information and to complete the entry process.
Aug. 2 and 3
The Annual Governor’s Cup operated by the Montana Chamber of Commerce will take place on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3 on the South Course. The field is full and consists of teams from throughout the region with nearly all major corporations doing business in Montana sponsoring a team for the scramble format. Tee times will be available on the North Course both days for member and guest play. Whitefish Lake Golf Club hosts the Governor’s Cup every other year.
Conquer the Long
That 40 yard shot to the green from a bunker can be a tough one to master. For the best results don’t use your sand wedge but choose your gap or pitching wedge instead. Your sand wedge will most likely come up well short for most players whereas the gap or pitching with a slightly open face will allow you to carry the ball further and add some spin to stop it quickly. You will want to hit the sand a few inches behind the ball and your focus should not be on the ball but on the location you wish to hit the sand.