The View Point
"If I could have breakfast with that view every day, I would! The food is as good as the view - EXCELLENT! Thanks!" A. Rouse, Director of San Ramon, CA
May, 2013 Newsletter
April was a good month for golf. We had many players visiting from Oregon and Washington as well as from Switzerland. We experienced a few frost delays and we want to thank all our members who were patient and understanding. We really have to be careful not to walk on the greens when there is frost because it will cause severe damage. Many times you cannot visually see the frost, but if you put your hand on the grass, you can feel it. Once a frost delay is lifted, we need to give our course maintenance crew a good 15 minute head start before we allow the first players of the day to head out, so than you again for your patience.
April is also time for the Masters Sweeps. We had a very good turnout and saw a few
surprises. The results are as follows:
Paul Wagner and Tiger Woods (211)
Rick Merritt and Matt Kuchar (211)
Dave Turk and David Toms (214)
Bill Parsons and Richard Sterne (214)
Robert Hubbard and Lee Westwood (214)
Charles Corrales and VJ Singh (214)
Tom Boehme and John Huh (214)
Nancy Borgland and Ernie Els (215)
Don Gray and Bill Hass (216)
Steve Hilton and Brian Gay (217)
Joe Hiss and Henrick Stenson (217)
Scott Waite and Gonzalo Costano (218)
Jeffery Collings and Michael Thompson (219)
Jason Herfindahl and John Senden (219)
Nancy Borgland, Jeffery Collings, Joe Hiss, Brad Fortna, and Kegan Snure were all “closest to the hole” winners.
Summer is officially here when you see the kids on the practice range, working on their swing. We have a good Junior Program that starts in June; we focus on rules and etiquette before we work on the swing. We teach kids from 7 to 17 and they come back for more every year. While learning the game of golf, they also learn math, social interaction, good manners, honesty, sportsmanship, respect for others, respect for the golf course, confidence, responsibility, and communication skills. They also learn to have fun.
The Mount Shasta Mercy Auxiliary is scheduled to hold their annual scramble tournament here on Friday May the 17th. At least 144 "Swing Into Spring" players will tee off at 9am and enjoy a full day of golf followed by a nice dinner and awards ceremony.
Hole In One
It’s amazing when anyone gets an “ace” here at Mount Shasta Resort. It’s equally amazing when someone gets that ace the first time they have ever played here. Brandon Truby came all the way from Weed to visit his parents and play MSR for the first time. He scored a hole-in-one on the 150 yard hole #2 using his Calloway five iron. That was an exciting moment for Brandon.
Lloyd Haynie also got his first hole in one ever. He used his 52 degree wedge to score the ace on the 120 yard hole #17. His witnesses were Peter Rabbit and Woody Woodpecker.
Tip From The Pro
Good players have learned the proper technique to hit their driver. You’ll hit your best drives when your driver is traveling parallel to the ground or slightly upward at impact. Your worst drives usually occur when the clubhead is delivered on a downward angle.
You really need to tee the ball high enough so you can contact the ball slightly on the upswing. It is also important to tee the ball just inside your left heel (right hand golfer) and your hands should be no farther forward than your left thigh. Your head should be set behind the ball and stay there through impact. Start the club back low and slow to build momentum. Then, let her rip.
Play golf at Mount Shasta Resort and bring your camera.