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8 ROUNDS FOR ONLY $50/ROUND

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LAST chance to take advantage of discounted peak play in 2018. Peak season ends October 1.

Rounds are good anytime of day 7 days per week and include cart. Can be used by anyone. Rounds expire at the end of the 2018 golf season. 

ONLY AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 22!

Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY Published 8:15 a.m. ET July 17, 2018

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — As a skinny lad back in the day, Tiger Woods got his first taste of links golf at venerable Carnoustie. Not on the course, mind you, but on the practice round.

A student at the time at Stanford University, Woods quickly got an education in how to play the ball under the wind and on the ground of the ancient links. He was an amateur playing in the 1995 Scottish Open, but he was a kid at heart who fell in love with this style of golf on that first day at Carnoustie.

“It was one of the cooler things, just staying on the range and hitting the ball at the 100-meter sign. I was hitting 9-irons and 4-irons and 5-irons and just having a blast trying to hit that sign,” a smiling Woods said Tuesday at Carnoustie ahead of Thursday’s start of the 147th British Open.

“I remember my dad on the range with me saying, ‘Are you ever going to hit the ball past the 100-(meter) sign?’ And I said, ‘No, I’m just enjoying this. Are you kidding me? This is the best,’” Woods said.

It was a two-hour tutorial before he finally headed to the course, and on the second hole used his putter 120 yards from the hole.

“That was one of the cooler moments,” Woods said.

Since then, he’s had some big moments in the Open, winning at St. Andrews in 2000 and 2005 and at Hoylake in 2006. He’s back at Carnoustie for his third Open — he finished in a tie for seventh in 1999 and in a tie for 12th in 2007 — and his inner child has once again emerged.

“I’ve always loved playing links golf,” Woods said. “It’s my favorite type of golf. I enjoy this type of golf because it is creative and you have to use your mind. We’re not going to get the most perfect bounces. A certain shot that is hit where you think is a wonderful shot down the middle of the fairway could bounce some weird way. That’s just part of it.

“That’s the fun challenge of it.”

A warm and dry summer has turned Carnoustie brown and firm, with plenty of fire in the fairways and manageable wispy rough. It just adds to the challenge Woods relishes as he tries to win for the first time since 2013.

Since he first stepped onto the grounds on Sunday, Woods has been putting together the blueprint he’ll use to attack the course. He put a TaylorMade prototype 2-iron bent to 17 degrees in his bag because of the firm conditions. He and caddie Joe LaCava are still working on strategy off each tee, especially when Woods is hitting his 3-iron 335 yards as he did twice on Sunday.

While he’s still figuring out the pace of the greens, which are slightly slower than the normal speeds seen on the PGA Tour, Woods is confident in the mallet putter he first put into his bag in his last start, a tie for fourth in the Quicken Loans National three weeks ago.

“I have putted a little bit better,” Woods said. “To be honest with you, I’ve struggled on slower greens throughout my entire career. It’s one of the reasons why I think I really like the fact that this putter has grooves in it so it does roll initially a little bit faster and a little bit more true. And it is a little bit hotter.”

Woods is making his 12th start of the year and has been in the hunt late on Sunday in five of the tournaments. He said he’s improved from start to start.

“My feels are much better than they were at the beginning of the year, and I feel like I have a better understanding of my game and my body and my swing, much more so than I did at Augusta,” Woods said. “That’s just going to come with a little bit more experience, and I think that I’ve made a few adjustments.

“I’ve changed putters. I’ve tweaked my swing a little bit since the West Coast swing. And everything’s gotten just a little bit better. I’ve put myself up there in contention a couple times.

“Just need to play some cleaner golf, and who knows?”

WEINER WEDNESDAY

National Hot Dog Day!

July 18, 2018

All Beef Hot Dog, Chips and a Pickle for $5.00

ALL DAY LONG ON JULY 18!

Come one, come all!  Come to Big Fish Golf Club on July 18 to enjoy a great day of golf and a hot dog as we celebrate National Hot Dog Day!

Honor the Earth Golf Tournament

July 21 & 22 · 3 Person Scramble · $300 a team

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6th Annual Waadookodaading Golf Benefit

Saturday, August, 25, 2018
Four (4) Person Scramble

Shotgun Start at 10:00 a.m.- $500 per team
Green Fee/Cart, Lunch & Dinner, Prizes, and Raffle

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NWTF Hackin 4 Habitat Golf Outing

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Register your foursome ASAP!

Seats available for Saturday Night’s 20 Gun Raffle drawing, plus the Brownings, Glock’s, Tikka’s, Begara’s, Howa’s etc. On the gun board, Games, Silent Auction and other prizes which are only for the attendees Saturday night.

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Just want to Golf?

Book a Tee Time!

6th Annual Waadookodaading Golf Benefit

Big Fish Golf Course
Saturday, August, 25, 2018
Four (4) Person Scramble

Shotgun Start at 10:00 a.m.- $500 per team
Green Fee/Cart, Lunch & Dinner, Prizes, and Raffle

$3600 Prize Pool

Skins Game/ Players Cash Pool: $40 team entry for each (50% payback)

Putting Contest: $200 Cash Prize

Help contribute to Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School and their outdoor activities.

Contact: Jason Schlender (715) 209-1649 or Mark Montano (715) 699-2574

 

Learn More Here.

2018 12th Annual Lac Courte Oreilles Youth and Education Golf Classic

“INVITATION TO GOLF FOR EDUCATION”

In 2007, the Tribal Governing Board established the Lac Courte Oreilles Annual Youth and Education
Golf Classic to raise funds for education scholarships and youth activities. Last year alone, we raised approximately $50,000 in gross revenue, including $5,000 that was donated by a business partner to fund two-$2,500 education scholarships to Lac Courte Oreilles tribal members. From the tournament proceeds, the Tribe also awarded twenty one-$500 education scholarships and was able to contribute to various programs within the Tribe. This would not have been possible without the support of our business partners, participants and community!

We would like to invite you to partner with us by participating in this year’s tournament, which will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Pete Dye designed, award winning Big Fish Golf Club adjacent to the Sevenwinds Casino, Lodge and Conference Center (formerly LCO Casino, Lodge and Convention Center) located in Hayward, Wisconsin. Enclosed is the 2018 tournament sponsorship packet. Review the packet for an opportunity that matches or best meets your business goals or contribution. If you have any questions, please contact:

Ariana Johnson, Tournament Coordinator
(715) 558-7423 Office, (715) 699-3381 Cell
or via email: Ariana.Johnson@lco-nsn.gov

Support our tournament, but more importantly support education scholarships and youth activities. We
welcome you and look forward to seeing you at this year’s tournament!

 

Click HERE to Learn More!

Senior Day

Every Tuesday starting July 10, anyone 60+ years of age will receive our Off Peak Rate all day of $40 including cart.

Every Tuesday.

Enjoy this special every Tuesday for the remainder of the season!

Upcoming Events

HONOR THE WORLD GOLF TOURNAMENT

July 21 & 22 · 3 Person Scramble · $300 a team

NWTF Hackin 4 Habitat Golf Outing Sunday 8/26 Hayward WI

Register your foursome ASAP!

Seats available for Saturday Night’s 20 Gun Raffle drawing, plus the Brownings, Glock’s, Tikka’s, Begara’s, Howa’s etc. On the gun board, Games, Silent Auction and other prizes which are only for the attendees Saturday night.

See Flyer Here.

 

Want to purchase Raffle tickets? Click here!

Senior Day

Every Tuesday starting July 10, anyone 60+ years of age will receive our Off Peak Rate all day of $40 including cart.

EVERY TUESDAY!

Enjoy this special every Tuesday for the remainder of the season!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

HONOR THE WORLD GOLF TOURNAMENT

July 21 & 22 · 3 Person Scramble · $300 a team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Though John Smoltz may have felt very much alone on the wind-whipped, sun-baked Broadmoor course, he wasn’t.

The pitching Hall of Famer spent Day 1 at the US Senior Open in much the same position as the rest of the field — gouging out of ankle-high rough, then scrambling to put himself in position for par putts on tricky, mountain greens that left player after player shaking his head.

“I’m just being honest,” Smoltz said after a round of 15-over 85 that left him tied for 150th place. “I don’t have enough game for this course yet.”

He wasn’t alone.

The ultimate test for the seniors produced only eight below-par scores Thursday, and not a single player — not even leader Jerry Kelly — finished 18 holes without a bogey on his card.

Kelly gave it a run, though.

After saving par from the rough on the 559-yard, par-4 17th — he was holding his right elbow after digging out the approach — Kelly was one 4-foot putt away from going bogey-free. But when that slid a fraction to the right at the cup, his flawless day was history.

Kelly still shot 4-under 66, which was good enough for a two-shot lead over Miguel Angel Jimenez, Kevin Sutherland, Deane Pappas and Rocco Mediate.

“I was pretty disappointed with that three-putt on the last hole,” Kelly said. “But it gave me a lot today. I played very well, but it gave me some shots, too.”

Mediate found himself in the mix again for a national championship 10 years after his epic, 19-hole playoff loss to Tiger Woods at the US Open at Torrey Pines. Whether it’s the regular Open or the seniors, Mediate insists the tough USGA setups suit him, even though he missed the cut the last two years in this event.

“It looks like a US Open golf course,” Mediate said about the Broadmoor. “It is a US Open golf course. It will show you quickly that it is, if you hit it in the wrong place. That’s what I love most about the setup.”

Also lurking was defending champion Kenny Perry, whose 71 included only a single birdie.

“Here, the greens, they’ve got you on edge,” said Perry, whose title last year gave him entry into the US Open earlier this month. “I feel like I’m at Shinnecock again.”

Smoltz, whose day job is broadcasting baseball games for Fox, walked onto the Broadmoor for the first time this week. He hired a local caddie, Colin Prater, who was a Division II All-American at Colorado-Colorado Springs.

Almost immediately, though, the pitcher-turned-golfer received a crash course in the difference between casual rounds of golf and the sport at its most difficult.

“I never expected to get that many bad lies,” he said. “Nothing I could do about it. And I had a lot of tough shots that I have not practiced and that I am not used to hitting.”

A few times during the round, Smoltz had to stop, take off his shoes and tape up his toes, which were raw and aching. Lesson: Don’t break in new golf shoes at the US Open.

“It was fun to have him out here,” said Bob Ford, who was in the threesome with Smoltz. “But I didn’t expect him to break 80. I know how good he is. But this is just another world. It’s not his world.”

Smoltz’s first turn through this world will end after Friday’s round.

Kelly — he set himself up to be in a good spot heading into the weekend.

“I hit three bad shots, and I shot 85,” Smoltz said. “It just tells you, from an amateur standpoint, and for people sitting at home, how great these players are.”

 

Sources: nypost.com