A hardy thank you goes out to all of the members who participated in the Club Fundraiser, and to all who donated all the wonderful silent auction items.. The day started with a 9:00 shotgun, playing an 18 hole Par 3 competition, nine of the holes of a scramble and the other nine holes two best-balls of the four-player team. Everyone completed the event in less than three hours, and then the festivities began.
We had a delicious lunch, rolled dice on the range, and hit the boat floating in Lake Campbell; it was fun for all. During that time, many of you bid on several silent auction items and purchased squares. All in all, we came close to raising $10,000.
An exceptional thank you goes out to Renee Hantge and our Board President Justin Barrick, for their efforts in making this event happen. The hours they spent getting prizes, meetings, etc., was the biggest part of why this event was successful.
The rocks in place on holes #2 or #11, depending on how you want to look at it, have made a dramatic difference in how those holes look and play from the tee box. The blinds have been measured and ordered for the outdoor patio for your enjoyment this fall, Kevin and his crew have added new sand in the greenside bunkers for you to get out of easier and score better, and final plans are being made for an outside social area overlooking Lake Campbell for all to enjoy.
If you couldn't be here for the fun-filled day and would like to donate to these projects that continue to make CRGC the best it can be. Would you please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org we can bill your account or if you wish to send a check, in any denomination to:
Crow River Golf Club - Club Fundraiser
915 Colorado Street NW
Hutchinson, MN. 55350
Thank you again to all the members that made this happen. It was truly a team effort.
Labor Day WeekendSALE
With cooler weather coming, now's the time to stock up on outerwear!
30% OFF ALL OUTERWEAR
30% off Shoes in Stock & get a FREE pair of Peds with purchase
Going on in the Pro Shop
Sat. Sept 4 thru Mon. Sept 6!
Jr. Golf Camp - Session 2
Session 2 Jr. Golf Camp wrapped up lessons August 25 with a friendly boys vs girls 3-hole match, followed by hot dogs/fries and awards. Awards included most improved and best golf etiquette. What a fun group of kids!
Now that fall is upon us the grass doesn't grow as fast as it did in the summer so how you take a divot and your divot pattern on the driving range will help Kevin and his crew to keep the driving range tee looking beautiful throughout the season.
The linear divot pattern involves placing each shot directly behind the previous divot. In doing so, a linear pattern is created and only a small amount of turf is removed with each swing. This can usually be done for 15 to 20 shots before moving sideways to create a new line of divots.
With the County Fair and Winstock taking place the same weekend as the Club Championship, our Head Pro showed some room for improvement when it comes to scheduling. Nevertheless, we had a great turnout of competitive golfers trying to become the 2021 Crow River Golf Club Club Champions.
This might be a first for CRGC: A husband and wife tandem wins the championships. Bre Stuckey was crowned on the women's side and Mark Stuckey on the men to make it a family affair. Keep an eye on this family because the Stuckeys have kids who are good golfers, although still too young to compete.
Thanks to everyone who competed in the championships, and congratulations to all the flight winners as well.
Mark your calendar for the first weekend in August 2022, for next year's championship.
September 7th - October (Subject to change in Oct)
Tuesday 11 - 8 pm
Thursday 11 - 8 pm
Friday 11 - 8 pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Improve your Game . . .
by Tom Parsons
You’ve probably heard the words used if you’re around the golf course enough. “I hit a bump and run” right next to the cup.
The bump and run is essentially a chip and run, a shot that spends more time on the ground than in the air. I want to help you with this shot because when the air temperature goes down, the greens get firmer, so it's more difficult to stop the ball with a higher shot into the green. The bump and run, therefore, becomes more useful in the fall.
First, you want a low trajectory. There are three ways to affect the trajectory: (1) club selection; (2)the amount of shaft lean you have at impact; and (3) face position.
So, let’s cover this. With club selection, the rule of thumb says the more green you have to cover, the lower the number your iron selection. For example, if you have 50 feet of green to cover, think about a seven iron; with 20 feet, use pitching wedge.
When you consider shaft lean, keep your hands in front of the ball when striking the shot. And for face position, don’t turn it in too much because the club turns into a shovel, and you’ll catch it fat. Try hitting the shot a few times with the club face square and not so shut.
Try these little helpful hints and see if you can improve that short game in the fall season and lower your scores.