The PRESERVE at Oak Meadows PGA Pro Peter Longo 900 N. Wood Dale Rd., Addison, IL 630-595-0071 www.dupagegolf.com
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The Annual Golf Tournament Sunday, June 18 • 9:00 am • 9 holes on the beautiful par-3 course • Shotgun start • Registration required • Hole contests • Prizes and trophies • Two brackets: Me over 18 & Me under 18
353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF Tour the course at GolfCenterDesPlaines.com
TWICE AS NICE: Since putting represents 40 to 50% of the shots we take in a round of golf, there is no limit to how good your putting stroke should be. A square face at impact is the key mechanical ingredient in making a putt from any distance. A good practice drill to check your face position at impact is to place two balls, side by side, barely touching. The balls should be placed so they are both perpendicular to the intended line of putt. Then hit them both with a single stroke. If the putter is square at impact, the balls will roll side by side. If not, one ball will roll ahead of the other, indicating that ball was hit before the other one, the face being open or closed at contact. Adjust your stroke and try it again. Learn the feel and mechanical position of the square face and practice this drill until you can hit 90% of your practice putts square.
Beautiful 9-hole course, great for golfers of all levels! Junior & Senior Leagues, Outings, and Special Events
Twin Lakes Golf Club
400 W. 59th St., Westmont 30 out & about
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[DuPage Golf includes Maple Meadows in Wood Dale, Green Meadows in Westmont and The Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison; renamed to reflect the $16.8 million transformation of the 288-acre property. ]
Twin Lakes Golf Club
400 W. 59th St., Westmont, IL 630.852.7167 www.westmontparks.org YOU ONLY NEED A FEW CLUBS: You’re allowed to carry as many as 14 clubs in your bag, but you won’t need nearly that many when you’re first learning. Instead, start with a driver, a putter, a sand wedge and supplement those with a 6-iron, an 8-iron, a pitching wedge, and a fairway wood or hybrid with 18-21 degrees of loft.These are the clubs that are the most forgiving and easiest to get the ball airborne.
Golf Center Des Plaines
GolfTec Des Plaines 353 N. River Road, Des Plaines 847-803-GOLF www.GolfCenterDesPlaines.com PERSONAL PAR FOR JUNIOR GOLFERS All golf courses that you play have a certain par. This par helps us gauge how we are playing and usually has a direct result on how we feel about our game after the round. The issue with par is that a very small percentage of golfers can actually shoot par, let alone junior golfers. The average golfer is closer to shooting 100 than 72, so for a junior golfer par is more than likely unattainable. Frustration can start to occur because of a large gap between their score and the courses par, and this tends to negatively affect the attitude and desire for many junior golfers to improve their game. To help avoid this frustration, we suggest having a personal par depending on the player’s ability level. If the junior golfer tends to shoot in the 100’s and their goal is one day to shoot 72, they need to start with a personal par of 90. As ability improves, the junior golfer should adjust their personal par by small increments, so their goals continue to be attainable. Creating a personal par then lowering it once achieved will help ensure they are gradually improving without the frustration of unattainable goals. May/June 2017