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Pros 2 Go Offers Mexico Golf Vacation at Wyndham’s Grand Bay Isla Navidad Resort

ONLY 10 Seats Left

After all the lessons and practice, it’s time to go on vacation

to play golf and have some fun together!

 

Susan Briske

 invites Pros 2 Go golfers, families and friends to

 

Manzanillo, Mexico at Wyndham’s Grand Bay

Isla Navidad Resort

 

February 4 – 11, 2014

 

$1,799.00 pp. All Inclusive

 

Fly ILT’s Exclusive NON-STOP Virgin America Charter!

(plus departure taxes, double occupancy, cart and caddie fees)

All Inclusive means: Charter Flights on Virgin Air, 2 checked bags, 7 nights,

8 days of golf, Beach, Lagoon, Relaxation, All Food, All Drinks, Lots of Fun!

casa club
Private Lagoon, Private Dining, Private Golf Course

Ocean Side Golf

ocean golf

 All Food and Drinks Included

dining room

Private Dining Terrace   Private Pool

Click here for details and registration form

 

Only 10 seats available Hurry to Hold Your Spot!

This is a great opportunity! I have been on three ILT trips and I can’t wait to go again! Go to www.pros2gogolf.com  or contact ILT Golf for registration and information www.ILTgolf.com  I hope to see you on the beach! 

                                  Call me if you have questions 530 263 1202

SECTIONAL QUALIFYING COMPLETE FOR 2013 U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN

usga_templatelogoFar Hills, N.J.  – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that 69 women have advanced through sectional qualifying and will compete in the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open Championship, to be conducted June 27-30 at Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y.

Considered the world’s premier women’s golf championship, the U.S. Women’s Open is one of 13 national championships conducted annually by the USGA. It is open to professional female golfers and amateur females with a USGA Handicap Index® not exceeding 4.4.

Daily tickets and weekly packages are available at various prices. For more information, visit www.2013uswomensopen.com/tickets.php.

The list of Women’s Open qualifiers includes 14 teenagers. Nelly Korda, 14, of Bradenton, Fla., is the championship’s youngest competitor. Korda is the younger sister of exempt player Jessica Korda, the winner of the 2012 Women’s Australian Open and the runner-up at the 2011 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. The Kordas are the daughters of former professional tennis player Petr Korda, who won the 1998 Australian Open.

Mariel Galdiano, 14, of Pearl City, Hawaii, qualified for her second U.S. Women’s Open. Galdiano, who is one month older than Korda and will turn 15 on June 25, competed in the 2011 championship at age 13. Other teenagers to qualify are: Shannon Aubert, 17; Kelli Bowers, 18; Casie Cathrea, 17; Yueer Feng, 17; Brooke Mackenzie Henderson, 15; Erica Herr, 17; Alexandra Kaui, 17; Kyung Kim, 19; Annie Park, 18; Elizabeth Schultz, 16; Mariah Stackhouse, 19; and Gabriella Then, 17. They join the three teenagers who were already fully exempt into the championship: Ariya Jutanugarn, 17; Lydia Ko, 16; and Lexi Thompson, 18.

Five USGA champions advanced through sectional qualifying: Doris Chen (2010 U.S. Girls’ Junior), Tiffany Joh (2006, 2008 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links), Kim (2012 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links), Jane Park (2004 U.S. Women’s Amateur) and Emily Tubert (2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links).

Chen, Kim and Annie Park are members of the University of Southern California team that won the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship. Park became the seventh freshman to claim the individual title and only the second woman in NCAA history to sweep the conference, regional and national titles. In addition to Park, there are two other USC individual champions in the field: Jennifer Rosales, who qualified in Atlanta, and exempt player Dewi Claire Schreefel.

Other notable players to advance to the 2013 U.S. Women’s Open are past Solheim Cup competitors Laura Diaz, Christina Kim, Kristy McPherson and Janice Moodie, as well as four-time LPGA Tour winner Lorie Kane, who is the championship’s oldest qualifier at age 48.

Four spots reserved for future exemptions have been released back to the qualifying field. Moira Dunn (Heathrow qualifier), Jiyoung Oh (Baltimore qualifier), Brooke Pancake (Atlanta qualifier) and Karen Stupples (Atlanta qualifier) have been added to the Women’s Open field. Additionally, Jimin Kang has withdrawn from the championship and has been replaced by Danah Bordner (Baltimore qualifier).

Eighty-three players are fully exempt into the championship’s 156-player field. Four spots are currently being reserved for any non-exempt players who win an official LPGA Tour event through the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship (which ends June 23), the winner of the 2013 Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship (provided she remains an amateur) and those who enter the top 25 of the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings as of June 24.

About the USGA

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.  The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
Visit the USGA website at: usga_templatelogowww.usga.org

 

Bethany Bay Golf Club: Well Managed Golf Hooks Golfers

Golf Superintendent’s are challenged everyday by weather conditions that are beyond our control, but years of experience tells us that golfers expectations are very high when it comes to turf management.  Keeping that in mind, Bethany Bay Golf Club reflects very intense management of our greens, tees and fairways.

Depending the state you are golfing in, you can either have the best experience or notice a measurable difference in your putting game.  Our golfers enjoy Bentgrass greens because of its characteristic in forming a dense mat.  Since the leaf blades are smooth on the upper surface and they are ridged underneath, players find Bentgrass very appealing because it has a positive influence on their putting.

Glancing through some of the conversations on golf websites, you can always come across a discussion of Bentgrass vs. Bermuda Grass.  Golfers that travel North and South will experience both and others that mainly golf in say Texas may only find Bermuda grass on their local golf course greens.

Turf management is what has turned Bethany Bay Golf Club around over these past two years.  Currently, we are in the process of eliminating some Annual Bluegrass on certain greens.  Using only Bentgrass on our greens will achieve very favorable results and the effort it takes to maintain the turf keeps players coming back.  Some of the intense management we must do consists of watering daily, fertilization, mowing, aeration, cultivation and controlling pests.  Syringing and hand watering is sometimes necessary during mid-day heat stress and in Delaware July and August in particular creates its own set of specifics to maintaining Bentgrass in the heat.   In Delaware, we rely heavily on vacationer’s daily play and we don’t want them to go further north to find Bentgrass so we practice high maintenance and it is a win/win for everyone.  Bentgrass satisfies the avid golfer and gives the new/average golfer a good experience on the greens.

Ryegrass which we use for our fairways and tees also requires our utmost attention but again our primary focus is on the best experience for our golfers.  Since they keep coming back, we will very readily be out there taking care of the course. Ryegrass is no less easy to maintain in the Delaware climate but again…. it is worth the effort.

Bethany Bay Golf Club is a nine hole par 3 course and to use a popular expression, “Target Golf” bests describes our Course.  This is a phrase used to describe a style of golf course that has discrete, well-defined landing areas.  While the greens are well-defined there are 14 well placed bunkers along the way and 6 of the 9 holes have water.  Quite a challenge for any level of play which is why the avid golfer returns year after year and the new/average golfer is having an enjoyable game in a shorter period of time.

Boasting about TURF is very tempting as a Golf Superintendent.  Facing these challenges everyday and then seeing positive results gives us such a sense of pride…. Especially when we see that it has such an impact on other people’s enjoyment.  I see that everyday too!

 

John Williamson, Superintendent Bethany Bay Golf Club
37270 Club House Ln.
Ocean View, DE 19970
302.539.3833