Pat Squibb and Kristy get to hang there hat’s on the birdie tree after Pat gets her first birdie of the season May 6th at The Winston Golf Club and Kristy sinks a long putt at Blue Devil Golf Club May 26. pretty good for the beginning of the season. Melanie Shelley gets a personal best of 44 on 9 holes at Springbank Links.
When you decide you want to learn to golf you usually do not have golf clubs. We advise you not to purchase until you have had some lessons. You need to see if you like the game and your teaching professional can help you make the right choice when you decided to buy. As golfers we are always buying something new so we start quite the collection of golf equipment. Below is equipment from both Calgary & Edmonton clients ranging from Free to $250 and the contacts phone # and/or e-mail so you can contact them directly if you are interested.
Nike woods, driver 3,5,7 $100 or best offer
Foldable pull cart $15
Contact Beatrice 587-228-9998
TaylorMade clubs; used a couple of seasons, some not used at all asking $250
4,5,6 hybrid rbz; 6,7,8,9 irons rbz; Sand wedge rbz; 3,5 Woods rbz
Taylormade white smoke putter
TaylorMade Black bag
Contact Angie firstname.lastname@example.org
Set of Callaways, without the putter & a hallway golf bag $100
Contact Jane email: email@example.com 403 861-2941
A new right hand set with bag never used $150
Contact Emily 403.284.8419
Golf bag in good condition Free (cart bag so it’s a little heavier)
Contact Donna firstname.lastname@example.org
Adams golf cart bag (BAG ONLY) Free
Contact Alicia email@example.com
TaylorMade Kalea Putter; click here for details
Contact Cindy firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley Lopez Clubs (no driver but woods, irons and hybrids) $40
Contact Louise Scoble 403 863 9507
Offers on everthing below
Adams Clubs comes with cart bag $500
Goliath Clubs comes with carry bag $200
Contact Alison Tang email@example.com
Ping or Ogio Golf Bag
Ping Rhapsody Driver 14 degree; Callaway Razorhawk Driver 11.5 degree
Cobra Baffler Rail #3 Hybrid 22 degree; Taylormade r&max #5 Fairway
Ping #6 Iron
3 odyssey Putters
Set of Callawy 2X0 Irons (9 clubs total)
Contact Theresa Elford firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Lopez Clubs Driver, 3 wood, Irons- 7, 8, 9, pitching & sand wedge
Cobra 5 & 6 rescue
Taylor Made 2 rescue clubs
Rossa spider putter
Contact Marielle Galibois 403 238-4479
Push Cart needs a new home Free
Contact Lynn Stolarchuk email@example.com
Golf umbrella (with Garda logo) free
Nancy Lopez 3 hybrid 18 degree loft $20 or obo
Taylor Made R5 driver 12 degree loft $20 or obo
Taylor Made V Steel 5 wood 18 degree loft with club head cover $20 obo
Taylor Made V Steel 3 wood 15 degree loft with club head cover $20 or obo
Taylor Made Rossa putter $10
Contact Joey firstname.lastname@example.org
The indoor practice has been a hit this winter, numbers hit 30 at the Eaglequest North Dome at Fox Hollow after the cold took a break, I think that is a record. The National Golf Academy Dome in the south brought out people we have never seen in the winter and numbers were max’d each time. Thanks to both venues for making it a terrific experience and thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy. Bonnie Gingerysty a farm girl from Saskatchewan treated us to some Portugal wines at our wine tasting at the last organized practice session at the South Dome. Practice will continue in the north through to the end of April and you should see some additional outside practice facilities starting to open. We are very fortunate to have the indoor domes in Calgary it something I think the Edmonton ladies would love to have.
Some of the girls got into the swing of things in February working on their Short Game and others finished the indoor portion of their Swing Improvement lessons taught by Tiffany Gordon and Kirsten Berrien. I have seen a few of them practicing at the north and south domes warming up with the recommended stretches, and working through the sequence of drills drilled into them over the 4 week period. They look forward to their outdoor session in May when they will hit some balls under the Pro’s watchful eye. Riverside Golf Centre hosted the Short Game lessons once again this year. Instruction was provided by Dave Nikirk a 25 CPGA member for 12 years teaching professional at Springbank Links. He has taught of 15,000 lessons “worked with what people bring to the lesson tee. Spoon feed the appropriate information gradually. Less is more in the most cases.” Luke Workman PGA of Alberta’s Coach of the Year in 2018 whose home during the summer is The Glencoe Golf Club also taught for us. The ladies really enjoyed his interesting approach & practice tools which helped putting accuracy. He has a keen interest in player development, and looks forward to helping each player improve their game and enjoy the game more.
Eileen Forbes got her Hole in One at Valley Ridge Golf Club last season. We traditionally embroider a towel from the golf course with the date and hole # where the moment of brilliance accomplished. We presented her with her towel in February at her indoor Short Game lessons where she could shared this triumph with fellow Golfaround members.
These changes have been made in an effort to modernize the game and eliminate several unusual rules that were confusing and also speed up play. Some of these changes will impact a players thinking, that said, there are several basic rule changes that will come into play for casual golfers.
The new rules will increase the pace of play if managed well. Golfaround has always promoted Ready Golf resulting in a great pace of play and I found it interesting to see some of the new rules support what many of us have already been doing. Watch this video as it demonstrates a number of the rule changes, a big thanks to Debbie McKelvey for sending it to us.
Clubs will have local rules that they will implement and follow and I think the majority of Golfaround members already follow a set of local rules. Some of the new rules will impact us:
The flag stick can be left in the hole and if your ball hits it you do not have to incur a penalty. Initially I thought this may hurt pace of play but when you all agree that you are going to leave the flag in it did save time. In addition, it will eliminate green damage caused by inappropriate removal and placement of the pin.
Goodbye water hazards, hello “penalty areas.” The new rules do away with traditional terminology and include hazardous spots now called penalty areas. For one penalty stroke, you may use specific relief options to play a ball from outside the penalty area. The penalty area could be a dry ravine, thick woods, a pond or any area you can’t hit your ball from.
Local Rule for out of bounds, lost ball
As recreational golfers we play ready golf and only take one mulligan (do over) per nine holes so we would probably drop a ball where we think it went in. Provisional balls are played in Pro circuit and some tournaments but we wouldn’t hit a 2nd ball or return to the tee to hit another ball as the Pros would. The same local rule applies to a lost ball, with the player able to drop in the fairway across from where the previous ball is estimated to have come to rest.
Take a knee
Speaking of all these drops, players should drop the ball from knee height instead of shoulder height whenever a drop is specified for relief.
There is a quiet & discreet way to use our toys, they can hinder pace of play if not used properly. In professional play distance-measuring devices used to be prohibited unless the committee allowed them. Our local rules have always allowed them as the new rule now states. But don’t expect to see them in the U.S. Open anytime soon.
The old double-hit
There is no longer a penalty for hitting a ball multiple times on the same swing. The old rules stated that if a player swung and hit the ball more than once, the player had to count the stroke and take a penalty stroke.
Time to look for a lost ball has been reduce from 5 min to 3 min, the Golfaround local rule is to go have a quick look and if you don’t find it drop a ball and continue on. How will I count – 1 stroke
You now get a free drop or you can move it, so we don’t have to play it where it lies. Nice to know we don’t have to take a stroke for this anymore.
As a recreational golfers in Golfaround rules are not that important, having said that it is important to have this knowledge if you are going to compete in tournaments or want to keep an accurate score for handicapping purposes. The main change as we see it would be leaving the flag stick in place vs minding and pulling it & and the penalty strokes will improve our scores….Hey I like that.
Edmonton Golf Show Expo Centre, Hall C
March 9 & 10
Calgary Golf Show BMO Centre Hall B
March 23 & 24
Baby it’s cold outside!!! There is a mountain of snow on the ground and a couple of months for winter activities, but Spring is coming. Are you sick of snow, blizzards and shoveling your driveway? Get out of the cold to experience a taste of the spring that is on its way by visiting the Golf Show this month, it will lift your spirits. The March Golf Shows kick off the golf season for us and many avid golfers.
Reasons to attend:
Sharpen your skills by getting a bit of instruction, attending informational seminars or participating in hands-on lessons or skills clinics.
Visit the Clearance Center to purchase golf equipment and apparel, the discounts alone make it well worth the trip.
Check out the “stay & play” packages and new destinations to travel to to golf.
Take a test drive trying out a club before you buy. An area is available for golfers to test the latest equipment from an assortment of manufacturers.
Enter contests where you win prizes, I am not sure what they will have to test our skills this year but there always something.
Win prizes and giveaways by registering to win door prizes & drawings.
Please join me in welcoming Lyn Propp to the Golfaround team as the Edmonton Coordinator. I am excited to work with her and get know her better, I do think she is a great fit. She has been a member of Golfaround for the past three years, and originally joined with work friends to have fun and relax from a stressful job. During that time she worked for Postmedia Inc. which was the head office for the major newspaper chain across Canada including the Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun, and Calgary Herald etc. Her position was as Manager, Sales Operations in which she lead a team of over 50 people all across western Canada. Taking a volunteer buyout two years ago she has mainly enjoyed her time golfing with her new Golfaround friends, curling and renewing her passion for Art.