May the course be with you!

September 9, 2016

golf-2“If I hit it right, it’s a slice. If I hit it left, it’s a hook. If I hit it straight, it’s a miracle.” – Author Unknown

As Bobby Jones once said, “Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots. You get good breaks from bad shots, but you have to play the ball where it lies.” The important thing is to keep calm, have fun and play golf.

golfingEach year, the Chamber celebrates September as Salute to Industry month, and one of the highlights is our Salute to Industry Golf Outing. Held at various courses around our county, the format is a four-person scramble. For any non-golfer, a four man scramble teams four players together to compete, with each team member hitting from the team box, but they choose the best shot from the tee to play all their second shots from that location. Play continues as they again choose the best shot after all four team members hit and the hole is completed. The team records the holes score, maintaining the same format for all 18 holes. This format is great for new golfers because if they have a few bad shots, their three other teammates have the opportunity to make better shots, with some “pros” carrying the team.

salute-golfDuring our golf outing, we encourage participants to not form their own team, but tee up and make great networking contacts at this golf outing. Teams will be divided into A, B, C and D handicaps by a golf pro, and then divided into flights. At the awards dinner that evening, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be recognized. Registration includes green fees, two mulligans or shot re-do, one power drive or jumping up to the next tee box, range balls, door prizes and swag bag for each golfer. For more information, call 256-237-3536, or if you’d like to register complete and remit the registration form at

Did You Know? Golf Trivia Edition

  1. What word comes from the French word for student, “cadet?”
  2. What are the chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf?
  3. How many times did Jack Nicklaus win the Masters?
  4. What’s the average driver swing speed for a PGA Tour Player?
  5. How many dimples are on a regulation golf ball?

Answer Key

1. Caddy               2. One in 67 million          3. 6 times             4. 108 mph          5. 336


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