The CCC held its annual Golf 101 for Ladies Clinic this Spring. This clinic is designed to teach the building blocks to playing better golf. It starts by teaching putting and chipping and ends with the full swing and tee shots. As we gradually move farther from the green with each lesson, the players receive instruction and get to practice on the course in real course situations. Every lesson ends with a social hour in the clubhouse where we host an open forum for questions. These open forum sessions allow the lesson to be recapped and any questions regarding golf can be asked of the instructors or other participants.
12 ladies participated in the Get Golf Ready program this Spring and will continue to play this summer on Wednesday nights. This new weekly event is more a social event, rather than a golf league. The idea is to spend some time with friends while learning and playing a little golf. Notify the Golf Shop if you would be interested in playing this Summer.
The Crawfordsville Country Club will be hosting a PGA Junior League Golf team for the 2013 season. Our League consists of 3 other local clubs: Ulen CC in Lebanon, Harrison Hills in Attica, and Purdue in West Lafayette.
Players in the League are 13 years of age and younger and will be competing in a 6 week long season. The format is team match play and the players play a scramble ...
The MGA and Countdown Committee purchased a variety of new furniture pieces for the golf course this Spring. These new additions are replicas of the practice facility items adding to the overall updated look of the facility.
New divot mix boxes have been set out at each of the Par 3 holes on the course. These boxes are a lot taller than the previous models making it very easy to reach the sand scoops to fill your divots.
New water cooler stations are an upgrade to our previous stands. Look for them in the same areas as found before.
New ball washers can be found on the course as well. However, we have reduced the total number of units on the course. Hint: You really should be putting with a clean golf ball on each hole, why do we need to clean it before teeing on the next hole? (wink, wink)
These new additions are a great look to Your Club and were a great investment of the Countdown funds. Long lasting items to better serve the membership.
Our Superintendent, Ed Larson, and the rest of his Grounds Crew are currently repairing some of the bad areas on some of the greens on the course. These areas are typically a product of inconsistent soil conditions under the grass, including tree roots, rocks, as well as the extreme heat we have experienced in years past. This process involves using a sod cutter to remove the damaged turf, cleaning the turf of any debris, leveling the turf, and then resurfacing the gaps with bentgrass sod.
Please excuse us while the ground conditions improve in these areas.
Despite Mother Nature’s attempt to delay us any further from opening the practice facility this year, the driving range tee is now open, as well as the chipping green area. The practice putting green will remained closed until further notice.
Hone your skills or simply get warmed up for your next round at the Club. Come out and enjoy the latest addition to your Club. The CCC now has the amenities to meet your every golfing need.
Need help with your game or practice sessions? See Rob or Tony for a single lesson or a series. Play better golf in 2013.