Rickie Fowler is ready to be adored by Green Bay Packers fans.

The 28-year-old will already be one of the favorites at next week’s U.S. Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, but he’s upping the ante by carrying a green and gold Cobra bag all week, according to Golf Digest.

What normally is a combination of Oklahoma State colors — orange and black or gray — will appeal to the tens of thousands of the Wisconsin fans expected at Erin Hills next week. Everyone knows the quickest way to a Wisconsin fan’s heart is through the Packers, right? They’re about as avid as sports fans can be. Just last week two Packers fans drove more than four hours—in one direction, no less—to Green Bay just to give defensive back Davon House a ride after he missed his flight.

Fowler will tee off at 8:35 a.m. local time Thursday morning.
Source: Golf.com

For the record, every time someone says, “Go ahead, go for it…trees are 90 percent air,” I always reply, “Yeah, well so are screen doors, and I’m not hitting through them, either.”

Still, it’s one of those golfisms that no one really knows if it’s true. So we decided to check it out. How? By hitting golf balls into trees. LOTS of them. The bottom line: They’re not 90 percent air.

Not. Even. Close.

We picked out six different species of trees (sugar maple, red cedar, spruce, oak, red maple and white pine) at Rock Ridge CC in Newtown, CT. This provided a variety of dense and sparse combinations of timber, leaves or needles. We picked a spot where a reasonable shot would be played that would have to go through the tree to reach the green. We lasered the yardage and then had our human robot, Joel Beall (a scratch golfer), hit 10 balls with only one mandate — the ball had to go through the tree and he was to try and hit the spot he felt was best to get it to the green. In other words, just as if he were playing golf. After the balls were struck, we lasered from the ball to the flagstick. Luckily, only one ball nearly hit us on the rebound.

After all the shots were recorded we broke out the good ol’ Excel spreadsheet and went to work. Here’s what we found. The overall average of the shots went only 41.54 percent of the distance to the flagstick. The median was almost identical at 40.81 percent. The respective averages and medians for the various trees were as follows:

Sugar Maple: 46.80% average; 51.92% median

JB comment: Far from a stomach punch with few rejections, but zero shots escaped unharmed. Like watching a fullback shed off the first tackler, slowly stiff-arm another and brought down by pursuer number three…only for a four-yard gain.

Red Cedar: 12.30%; 3.74%

JB comment: Red cedars, nature’s brick wall. You have a better chance of getting one by Rudy Gobert than sneaking a Titleist through a red cedar.

Spruce: 21.28%; 10.83%

JB comment: It was here where I started to question not only the futility of this exercise, but life in general. Watching perfectly-struck 6-irons travel 30 yards will do that to a man.

Oak: 51.72%; 75.82%

JB comment: Finally, some hope. Aside from one ball nearly taking us out off a rejection, most of these shots came to rest just off the green. What I’m trying to say is (sniff), I love the Oak, and I’d like all of you to love Oak, too

Red Maple: 36.92%; 22.65%

JB comment: Much like Taylor Swift, the maple looks innocuous, but it will crush your soul.

White Pine: 80.20%; 79.90%

JB comment: Almost no resistance, with two shots finishing within 10 feet of the flag. If you find yourself behind one of these bad boys, fire away.

As you can see, the shot through the trees is almost always a low percentage shot and almost a no percentage shot through a red cedar. The white pine and oak at least offer a reasonable opportunity. However, before you try the hero shot you should be aware that of the 60 swats taken, only two found the green. That’s an average of 3.33 percent — or about the same as you’d get trying to go through a screen door.

Source: Golfworld

Tuesday $2 Burgers are back!

Join us every Tuesday through the end of September for our $2 burger special in the Shal Bar & Grill.  The grill is open on Tuesdays from 11:30 am to 3 pm.

Shawano Lake Golf Course is happy to announce the dates of our 2017 Junior Golf Program.  The Junior Golf Program will run Tuesdays – July 11th, 18th, 25th, August 1st and 8th.  Ages 13 to 17 will start at 1:30 pm with ages 7 to 12 following at 3:00 pm.

Cost of the program is $35.00 per student and includes a Shawano Lake Junior Golf tee-shirt.

To register, click image above and return registration form to Shawano Lake Golf Course, stop by the clubhouse or email joinus@shawanolake.com for a copy of the registration form.

 

Professional athletes all have their offseason vices, and golf is one of the popular ones. That is, until it hurts your in-season abilities.

For Aaron Rodgers to get in the best shape of his career, he felt he needed to cut back on golf, according to a report from Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

“I put a lot of work in this offseason,” Rodgers said Tuesday. “As much as I love golf, it’s kind of taken a back seat to my workouts, and I’m light as I’ve been I think ever coming back at this time of the year.”

Rodgers, who boasts a 4.0 handicap index (per the Wisconsin State Golf Association), hasn’t posted a score since June of 2016. That might be too much time away from golf. That being said, as Demovsky notes, Rodgers was able to work in a few rounds at the AT&T National Pro-Am in February. He and Jerry Kelly missed the cut by six strokes.

Source: Golf.com

Shawano Lake Golf Course is looking individuals to join our team!  

Available Positions Include:

  • Grounds Crew – Full-time and Part-time seasonal jobs available
  • Cook – Either Full-time or Part-time position available
  • Customer Experience Associate – Must be willing to provide excellent customer service as a Pro Shop attendant and bartender plus serve food and/or work beverage cart as needed.

If interested, please send us a private message on Facebook or email joinus@shawanolake.com for a job application. 

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 for our Girl Scout Cookie and Craft Beer or Wine Pairing.

Cookie Pairing from 4 pm to 9 pm.

Costs:  $20 per person.  Space is limited due to number of cookies ordered.

Pairings Include:

Thin Mints and Bell’s Kalamzoo Stout or Hob Nob Pinot Noir

Caramel Delights and Lake Louie Warped Speed or Finca La Linda Malbec

Peanut Butter Patties and Dubiou Ruffian Chocolate Stout or Chateau St Jean Cabernet

Peanut Butter Sandwich and Titletown Johnny Blood Red or Chateau Souverain Merlot

Lemonades and Citra SmaSH Ale or Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio

Shortbread and Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast or Hess Shirtail Chardonnay

Thanks-A-Lot and Keewanaw Widow Maker or Entresuelos Tempranillo

Smore’s and New Glarus Enigma or Xyzin Zinfandel

Advance Tickets available in our Online Store or at Shawano Lake Golf Course.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — On an otherwise dark, damp Wednesday at Augusta National Golf Club, there was a bright side for Masters officials: The forecast offers wind on Thursday and Friday, but little in the way of wet weather for the remainder of the week

That wasn’t much solace, though, for the players and fans looking forward to the annual Par 3 Contest only to see it washed out. While play belated began at 12:30 p.m., roughly an hour later the event was called off as swift moving storms approached.

Not since 1998 has rain kept the event from being completed entirely. That year, several players completed their rounds, and the club awarded the winner’s trophy to Sandy Lyle.

This year, no one finished their rounds, and only 26 started. Mike Weir (through seven holes) and Brendan Steele (through five) were tied for the lead at three under when play was called. For the first time since the event’s inception in 1960, no winner was declared.

“The safety of everyone on our grounds was the determining factor in the decision to close the course and cancel the Par 3 Contest,” Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said in a statement. “We share in the disappointment of our patrons, but the safety of our grounds is always our primary concern.”

Source: Golfworld

Our new online tee sheet is now live on Facebook and at www.shawanolake.com!

If you are looking for the fastest and most convenient way to see what tee-times are available and schedule your Shawano Lakg golfing experience, be sure to check our website tee sheet and/or Facebook tee sheet.  Any current promotions will be applied at check-out when you get to the course.

We look forward to seeing you on the links!

 

 

Join us from 7 am to 3 pm every Monday for our Multi Player Monday specials at Shawano Lake Golf Course.  Book your tee time online at www.shawanolake.com and discount will be applied at check-in at golf course.

Twosome

9 Holes – $11.00 per player

9 Holes with a cart – $17.00 per player

18 Holes – $20.00 per player

18 Holes with cart – $27.00

Foursome

9 Holes – $10.00 per player

9 Holes with cart – $15.00 per player

18 Holes – $17.00 per player

18 Holes with a cart – $25.00 per player

Not valid with any other discounts or specials.