12 January 2017 – JBLE Golf Courses are OPEN
***JBLE Golf Courses are OPEN***
After a snowy start to 2018 the JBLE Golf Courses are both OPEN for business. We all have cabin fever and there is no better way to shake it than a round of golf! Come on out to our driving ranges and knock the rust off and then get your 2018 golfing year started. All of us here at JBLE Golf have missed seeing you all and cannot wait until we can all enjoy our days back where we belong…on the course. See you soon. Call our golf shops to make your tee time today! The Pines – 878-2252; Eaglewood – 764-4547
***The Pines Golf Course at Fort Eustis welcomes Kevin O’Connor PGA as their new Teaching Professional***
As many of you know Tim Lewis, PGA has moved the majority of his teaching over to Eaglewood Golf Course since the passing of Archie Dejacimo. Tim will continue to come to The Pines every now and then for some teaching. Joining our JBLE Golf team is PGA Professional, Kevin O’Connor. Kevin is a Class A PGA Golf Professional originally from Connecticut. He has 14 years of experience teaching all levels of golfers from beginners to tour pros. Kevin’s passion for helping others improve their golf game comes from learning the game from his Dad. Kevin started his playing career in High School where he won multiple tournaments. He played his first two years of college golf at Mitchell College where he won the NJCAA Division 3 National Championship. The next two years he played at the University of Connecticut. After college, he turned pro and played one season on the Cleveland Pro Golf Tour based in New England. Kevin’s past teaching positions where at the Old Lyme Country Club in Connecticut, the Duxbury Yacht Club in Massachusetts, the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa in Texas and the Woodlawn Golf Course on Ramstein Air Base in Germany. Kevin is now excited to be the Teaching Professional at the Pines Golf Course. Schedule your lesson today! You can contact Kevin by phone at 860-884-0206 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Private lessons are by appointment only. Clinic sign-ups are located at the pro shop.
***January In-House Golf Tournaments have been postponed due to snow***
Due to the snow we were not able to play our January In-House Golf Tournaments. But don’t worry we are still going to play these events. We are examining our tournament schedules now to determine what the best time for these events will be in order to have maximum participation.
***In-House Demo Days coming up in February***
Come out to try out what is new and different for 2018. Our PGA Professionals will be out on the range with all of the demo clubs we have here at JBLE. This is a great time for you to test drive some of the new equipment for this year. Our PGA Professionals will also be available to offer a free tip or two and discuss how you can plan on becoming a better player in 2018. The events will take place at Eaglewood on 3 February from 1200-1400; and at The Pines on 10 February from 1200-1400.
***PGA Professional Tip of the Week – Indoor swing practice***
Even when the weather is bad your game can still benefit. The easiest way to do this is to get in some indoor swing practice. There are two easy ways to get started where you don’t even have to worry about breaking any lamps or putting holes in the ceiling. First is to take a club and make swings stopping at several different positions (i.e. at waist high, at 3/4, at the top of your backswing, at impact and at the full follow through position). This will allow you to check your swing at each position to be sure you have the club where you want it. Second you can take a club (either normal or a weighted club) and take a super slow motion swing being sure to “hit” all of the positions you just stopped at in the last drill. This will help you put it all together with full range of motion movements. These two drills can help improve your swing even when the weather stinks. If you need help with this or any other part of your game please come and see one of our PGA Professionals.
THE PINES GOLF COURSE AT FORT EUSTIS
–Saturday 10 February – Par 3 Challenge – Individual event with a 0800 shotgun start. Call or come in to sign up today.
–Saturday 10 February – In-House Demo Day – 1200-1400
EAGLEWOOD GOLF COURSE ON LANGLEY AFB
–Saturday 3 February – Par 3 Challenge – Individual event with a 0800 shotgun start. Call or come in to sign up today.
–Saturday 3 February – In-House Demo Day – 1200-1400
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