Monday, July 25, 2016

Scottsdale Country Club THE INFERNO:

Our summer Scottsdale Country Club Men’s member guest named THE INFERNO will be played on Friday August 19th in a 12:30 shotgun start and an 8:30 shotgun start on Saturday August 20th.
Once again we will have 4 nine hole formats over the two days and the field will be limited to the first 60 Scottsdale Country Club teams that sign up on Foretees to compete for the INFERNO championship trophy.
This fun Scottsdale Country Club tournament has been a sell out each of the previous years and we expect to see that continue with the date change to August.
The entry fee for THE INFERNO is $450.00 per team

Ladies, years ago we had a Ladies Summer Member Guest named THE Scottsdale Golf Club SCORCHER, which we are bringing back as part of our Ladies Guest Day on Thursday September 8th. With an entry fee of $100 per player (carts, lunch before round, and hors d’oeuvres following play) the first 30 ladies to sign up on Scottsdale Golf Club Foretees will be able to participate. These 30 are encouraged to host up to 3 guests for this 12:30 shotgun start after lunch. The format for this one round competition is a 2 best balls of 4 tournament followed by cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres. More details will be available by July 1st on Foretees.
Moving forward through the summer and in keeping with continuing activity at the Scottsdale Golf Club Please mark your calendar with the following dates, and look for sign ups in the next few weeks on Foretees.

How many 10 foot putts can you make in a round of golf at Scottsdale Golf Club? Think it is easy? Let’s give it a go and have some fun while testing your putting skills. This competition will see our members start with a 3:00 shotgun. Scottsdale Golf Club Participants will drive to each green, and place their balls 10ft around the cup. The player with the fewest amounts of total putts by rounds end will be our champion.

The Arizona State Men's Match Play Championship:

Monday and Tuesday August 22nd and 23rd are the qualifying rounds for the most prestigious State Am at Scottsdale Private Golf, The County Club at DC Ranch,  and the low 64 rounds qualify for match play throughout the remainder of the week with the finals on Saturday Morning August 27th.

You are welcome to come and watch some of the states finest amateurs, or better yet, if you have some free time and want to get involved, we could use some volunteers the first part of the week Scottsdale Private Golf Club.

Please call the golf shop if you are interested.

Scottsdale Country Club REVERSE PAR 3 CHAMPIONSHIP:

Wednesday September 14th also marks the second anniversary of the Reverse Par 3 Scottsdale Private Golf championship with a 3PM shotgun start.

To familiarize you with the format, we play the back 9 from 18 tee to 17 green and so on.
This was fun last year, so we are giving it a go again.


Wednesday July 6th with a 3 PM shotgun start; this is open to all Scottsdale Private Golf golfers of any ability.

Saturday July 16th Scottsdale Private Golf Men’s Day: Format TBD for the 8:30shotgun start for all who wish to play at that time.

Wednesday August 10th with a 3PM Scottsdale Country Club shotgun start on the front nine.

The One Club Scottsdale Country Club Championship is back for year two, so which one club gets it done over these 9 holes? This is a bunch of fun, so be careful with your choice.

This Scottsdale Country Club foretees notice is certainly lengthy, but with our playing surfaces getting better and better throughout the summer, we think it’s important for all of our Scottsdale Country Club members to enjoy the events offered by our club through the summer months. We understand it can be toasty at times, but with proper preparation and quick play we anticipate our best summer yet!

Please let us know if you have any questions, and we hope you join in the fun this summer.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Scottsdale Golf Club summer golfing tips + Scottsdale Country Club updates

Scottsdale Golf Club Summer Tips & Updates

I know many of you have escaped the Scottsdale Golf Club heat of the summer for cooler climates, but we still have many golfers who know how to enjoy a fast round of golf when the temperatures are over 100 degrees. To play safely in this weather, please do not forget to apply sunscreen generously before and during the round, wear headwear that also covers your ears, and drink plenty of water and Gatorade while you play at Scottsdale Golf Club. It also helps to keep a wet towel handy to keep your face and arms cool.

Most of our hearty golfers play in the morning before the temperatures reach their peak in the late afternoon. Typically, these times are before 10:00am. Again, by taking the necessary precautions before and during play we may continue to enjoy this game throughout the summer months. Listed below are some Scottsdale Golf Club activities and dates to remember, which I believe are important to talk about again in this message.

Golf Tips: Getting Out Of The Bunker

I am frequently asked about bunker play - specifically if I have any simple tricks, hints, or rules of thumb for getting out of the deep greenside bunkers. First I would recommend getting a quality 56 degree sand wedge and/or a 60 degree lob wedge with at least 10-12 degrees of bounce. The “sole” of the club (or flange) acts as a spoon through the sand and should have enough bounce so as to not dig too deep in the sand. By carrying a wedge with a higher loft and a reasonable amount of bounce, we can promote lift in the golf ball. This will give you the best chance to succeed more often than not out of all bunkers.

Once you have the proper tools, it’s time to talk set up. When you address the shot, your stance should be slightly open to your target line, with the ball placed in the center of your stance. Your body weight should be primarily focused on your forward side. This helps create what we call a “v” shaped angle of descent through the sand ever so slightly behind the impact area. Remember, the club never really comes in contact with the ball on an explosion shot, and we need some sand between the clubface and ball to soften the landing. A point to keep in mind is that the ball goes where the sand goes, and the sand goes in the direction of your swing, not where the clubface is pointed. Your club face should be slightly open to maximize the loft if the lift and sand texture is soft enough. If these conditions are considered to be more firm or hardpan, then a square clubface is better utilized.

To open the clubface properly, take your standard grip and turn the club within your hand placement to open the face. Do not take your standard grip with a square clubface and just turn the clubface to the right. Should you do this, the face will not be open through the impact area, the club will dig, and you might not get the ball out if you hit too far behind it. Most importantly, remember to first get the ball out of the bunker. Then get it on the green somewhere. Finally, when you get more proficient and confident, you can try and get it close or even hole it. After a little practice, you will never fear getting out of a greenside bunker again.

Scottsdale Country Club Clubhouse Member Golf

During the summer months of June, July and August, clubhouse members have the privilege of playing up to six (6) rounds of golf on a space available basis. These times may be reserved three (3) days in advance and have no restriction on the days in which they are played. You are welcome to host up to 3 guests with you for each round.

Scottsdale Country Club Fairway & Rough Aerification

On June 20th, we began aerifying all fairways and roughs and will continue until completed. As with our usual summer schedule, the golf course will be closed on Mondays.

Greens Aerification

Tuesday, July 5th and Wednesday, July 6th, the golf course will be closed for the only major green aerification of the summer.

Scottsdale Country Club Putt Your Eyes Out

How many 10 foot putts can you make in a round of golf? Think it is easy? Let’s give it a go and have some fun while testing your putting skills. This Scottsdale Country Club competition will see our members start with a 3:00 p.m. shotgun on Wednesday, July 20th. Participants will drive to each green, and place their ball 10 feet around the cup. The player with the fewest amounts of total putts by the round’s end will be our champion.

The Rodeo

It may seem like a long way off, but now is be a good time to start thinking ahead about who your partner is for the men’s and ladies’ Rodeo Member-Member. The Ladies Rodeo is on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8th and 9th, and the Men’s Rodeo is on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 10th-12th.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Friday Fun Day: Center Cut

The Black Friday challenge was so well supported that we have decided to offer another chance to compete with your friends on Friday June 10th at the Scottsdale private golf Club.

We will have a 12:00 shotgun start for the first 120 Scottsdale Golf Club players to sign up on Foretees under the event tab named CENTER CUT.

You are welcome to bring up to three guests in this 2BB of 4 Stableford scoring format where you can WHEEL (have multiple partners for a fee) to increase your chances of winning.
The entry fee per a Scottsdale Golf Club member is $50.00, and guests are set at $100 which includes guest fee/cart, lunch, prizes and Hors d’houevres.
The Scottsdale Golf Club course will be played from the forward tees to hole locations in the center of each green, so we can encourage all players to shoot their best round ever and have fun doing it!
Please consult this Scottsdale Golf Club event sheet for more details.
If you think it might be too easy, then see if you can GO LOW!

Scottsdale Private Golf MEN’S DAY SATURDAY:
Keeping the momentum going, on Saturday June 18th we will be holding an 8:30 Scottsdale Private Golf shotgun start with accompanying competition for the men. Should anyone else like to participate and beat-the-heat, they are more than welcome to play in the shotgun – however will not be included in the men’s game.
On Scottsdale Private Golf  Foretees you will find the tab to sign up; This carries with it a $30.00 per person entry, which includes lunch and prizes and a Red ,White and Blue game.
The format per 4 person Scottsdale Private Golf team is each player will play 4 holes from the red, white and blue tees of your choosing and all play on #9 and #18 will be from the Scottsdale Private Golf black tees(Wherever we put them), from there it will be a two best balls of three competition.