KEEP YOUR GOLF RESOLUTIONS IN 2019

5 tips to help you keep your golf resolutions in 2019

The new year has arrived and a lot of you golfers out there might be uttering the words, “new year, new me.”

Most of us make New Year’s resolutions and, unfortunately, most of us fail to see them through for all 365 days.

If your resolution involved improving your golf game in 2019, here’s a list of things you can do every day/week — even if you’re in the bitter cold like a lot of folks right now — to help you achieve those goals.

And, once it warms up in your area, you can take all five of these drills outside.

5. Exercise. Yeah, we know. That’s what we should be doing every day anyway, right? But when it comes to golf, you don’t want to be tight. There are a number of stretches you can do right from your desk while reading emails that will benefit your arms, shoulders, neck, back, hips and legs for golf season.

Even better, place one of those handy, elastic, tension bands in the top drawer of your desk.

4. Take 100 swings per day in your house or garage… without a golf ball. The best players in the world visualize the shot they want to hit before they hit it. With a drill like this one, you’re going to be forced to visualize, because there’s no ball there to hit. If you’re able, place a mirror in front of you and pay attention to the positions of your address, takeaway, the top of your swing and impact position as well as follow through. Do it in slow motion. Become an expert on your swing.

3. Work on your chipping. Can’t do it outside? No worries. You can purchase a chipping net, or even put down a hula-hoop as a target. Get a few foam golf balls and a tiny turf mat to hit the balls off of.

Will it produce the same feel as a real golf ball? Of course not. But what it will do is force you to focus on a target and repeat the same motion over and over. After a long layoff, “touch,” is the first thing that goes for all golfers.

This will help you to work on some semblance of touch all winter long.

2. Practice your putting. Anywhere. All you need is a putter, a golf ball, a flat surface and an object — any object — to putt at. If you’re so inclined, rollout turf can be purchased for around $20 with holes cut out.

Since the greens are where you’re going to take most of your strokes, doesn’t it make sense to dial that in whenever possible? It can be fun too. Does your significant other, roommate, or child play? Have regular putting contests.

The feel you gain during those sessions may not seem like much, but man will they come in handy when your season begins on the real grass.

1. Make a weekly appointment with your PGA Professional. Even in areas of the country that are suffering through the cruelest of winter conditions, you can always find a place to hit golf balls inside. Contact your local PGA Professional to find out where places like this in your area exist. You might be surprised at all the options you have.

Source: pga.com

Christmas Party at The Fields

Invite your friends and family! We’d love to have you at our Christmas Party after the Ithaca Hometown Christmas Parade. There will be a free wine tasting, free apps, drink specials, an in-store sale and much more. You even get entered in a raffle for just walking in the door! Prizes include golf balls, golf bags, and free rounds. Questions? Call us at (989) 875-4612 or email us @ thefields@thefieldsgolfcourse.com. See you there!

Let Us Host!

The holidays are right around the corner and we want to dive into planning your holiday event now. Let us take away some of your stress this holiday season and host your friends and family!

Email thefields@thefieldsgolfcourse.com or call (989)-875-4612 for more info.

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We have rounds packages, in store sales, and much more coming your way.

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HIRING for 2016!

We are currently hiring seasonal, part-time staff for the upcoming 2016 Golf Season.  Please call/text Noah at 989-533-1400 if interested!  

Staff is responsible for daily interaction with club members and guests as well as daily duties required for efficient operation of a golf facility

Some duties required for this position are as follows:

  • assisting club members and guests prior to and following their round of golf
  • efficient and accurate operation of computer systems and cash registers
  • organization and display of merchandise
  • light cooking, grilling and bartending
  • cleaning and emptying trash as needed
  • stocking and rotating food stock, pop & beer coolers
  • daily completion of the closing checklist as required
  • staging of carts for daily play, leagues, and tournaments
  • cleaning, washing, and parking of carts following daily play and events, 
  • promotion of club events and upcoming outings
  • knowledge of membership including names, and other basic information
  • other duties may be required as needed

Qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • must be able to interact with public in a friendly and courteous manner
  • some knowledge of the golf course industry including operations and procedures is preferred
  • flexible schedule: night and weekends are required
  • general computer and phone skills
  • knowledge of alcohol and mixology preferred but not required

Schedule requirements and information are as follows:

  • position is 6 – 8 months
  • varied work schedule including days, nights and weekends
  • schedule is posted two weeks in advance and when possible will follow a set rotation
  • employees MUST be flexible and available during the duration of the season**

** Hours WILL vary, nights and weekends ARE required.  This is a seasonal job that lasts for 6 – 8 months and that your time off is during the early spring, late fall and winter. You are choosing to apply for a seasonal job that requires a flexible schedule.