Monday, April 17, 2017

Scottsdale Country Club Stretching Hours

As daylight hours stretch in the next few months, the Scottsdale Country Club practice park remains open until 5:30 p.m.

Scottsdale Country Club MEMBER GUESTS
There will be limited play availability for those not participating in any of the upcoming Scottsdale Country Club member/guest tournaments, such as the Scottsdale Country Club Desert Diamond Classic for women, as well as the Round Up and the Stampede for the men. Please sign up on Foretees 7 days in advance.

Scottsdale Country Club PRIDE OF OWNERSHIP
Can we ever say enough about how we should take pride in our Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  conditions and playing surfaces? We should all do our part and then some in making sure we properly rake bunkers to a smooth finish, repair ball marks, and fill divots with sand and seed from the bottles on the carts and around the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  

We are pleased to provide brand new sod on the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  practice tees. This is to provide all golfers the best surfaces possible throughout the year.

We have not over-seeded the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  North chipping green the past two years, and if you haven’t yet, you should take a look at its conditions. It is amazing how playable it is right now, and we suspect it will be this way through the remainder of the year. Some clubs in the area with Bermuda grass do not, and we find that their greens are very good 10 months out of the year, and good the two colder months of December and January. Because of this, there has been some discussion by the Golf Committee (Golf and Greens/Grounds combined this year) as to the possibility of not overseeding greens on the golf course in the future. I look forward to seeing you all on the tee, as we continue through our 2016-2017 season!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Scottsdale Golf Club Golfers

Dear Scottsdale Golf Club Golfers,
We have had some indifferent weather of late which I have not experienced in my 30 years in the valley. We had almost 3 inches of rain with cold, and wind gusting over 30 miles an hour which caused over 600 rounds to be cancelled during the month of January!

Now the weather is going to offer Chamber of Commerce Days, just in time for the WMO Phoenix Open at the Scottsdale Golf Club TPC this week with temperatures in the mid 70’s. This should make for some great Scottsdale Golf Club golf on the PGA tour this week. Now to what I really enjoy talking about, which is how to get players to understand some golf terminology and swing shapes as it relates to club path and plane. The pictures shown are from some very fine players to the fabulous ball striking Tiger Woods, to some stars of today such as Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, and Louis Oosthuizen. Please look at the red line first which shows each player’s backswing path and plane, and the yellow is on their downswing. In a perfect world, if in fact the swing is a perfect circle in shape, the closer the two colors are on top of each other, the better. If the yellow is on top of the red, the club is going through impact is from the outside going across the impact area which typically might indicate a fade. If the yellow is underneath the red, the club is traveling from the inside which might indicate a draw for a right handed Scottsdale Golf Club golfer. We see all kinds of loopy in-to-out or out-to-in paths, combined with flat or steep shapes all the time, but in the best of all worlds the lines are on top of each other.Let’s see what your line shapes are some time when you practice at Scottsdale Golf Club
Scottsdale Country Club Pride of Ownership
Everyone needs to do their part with bunker repair, not to mention fixing ball marks and filling divots.

Scottsdale Country Club Upcoming Summer Tee Leveling Project
We will be leveling many of the tees on the Scottsdale Country Club golf course this summer beginning mid-May through probably July.

First and foremost, you should know the golf course will remain OPEN during this project. We will go one tee at a time on each hole where needed, strip the sod, level the tee, wrap it with a metal band to support the tee and then re-sod it. The reason is many of the Scottsdale Country Club tees were not banded when the tee was built, and now the sides are falling away, the centers are crowned and not level and they need to be repaired to provide all players the best surface possible for long straight tee shots. Lastly, when you see Jerry Mahanke around the Scottsdale Country Club, please congratulate him for being recognized by the Arizona Golf Association for all his contributions to the game of golf and enhancing the growth of the game with his spirit. See you in the next few weeks during the Scottsdale Country Club Championships.