Burr!† Gosh itís been cold here in the Valley lately.† Looking at the calendar we should be concluding these major cold fronts that have struck us for the third time in less than a month.† While I was looking at the calendar, hoping for better weather, I realized something.† I am only a month away from my spring break golf camp for junior golfers ages 6 years old to 12 years old.†
This year, my spring break golf camp will be held March 15-18 here at Cimarron. The camp will run Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.† Children who want to sign up can sign up here at Cimarron and the cost is $165 per child or for $90 they can go to† www.stpgajuniorgolf.com and sign up for the clinic along with a STPGA Little Linkster Membership.† Next, The STPGA has published their summer schedule for Little Linksters here in the RGV.† All Little Linksters start first thing each morning.† Below are the dates and locations:
June 6th††† Fort Brown
June 7th††† Treasure Hills
June 13th ††† Palm View
June 14th††† Tierra Santa
June 20th††† South Padre Island
June 21st ††† South Padre Island
June 27th††† Harlingen CC
June 28th††† VICC
July 5th††† Tierra Santa
July 11th††† Palm View
July 13th††† Harlingen CC
July 18th††† McAllen CC
July 19th ††† Treasure Hills
July 25th ††† Cimarron
July 26th††† Cimarron
August 1st††† Los Lagos
August 2nd ††† Tierra Del Sol
For more information about the junior golf programs offered here in the area go to† /www.stpgajuniorgolf.com.
Next, for the first time since 2008, we saw the world's 1-3 ranked players paired together† (Westwood, Kaymer, Woods).† The European Tour event took place in the UAE.† Tiger Woods was one shot behind starting the final round but failed to play well and shot 75 resulting in a mediocre finish.† Alvaro Quiors of Spain won the event.† Additionally, Tiger Woods was fined a reported amount of $16,000 for spitting on the greens.† I hope those European Officials donít ever come to Texas because players here in Texas enjoy packing a dip and playing golf.† In fact I could name at least a half dozen PGA Pros who do that here in the RGV.† However, I canít stand the taste of the stuff and I truly think itís a nasty habit.† Meanwhile, DA Points won the ATT at Pebble Beach and Tom Lehman won on the Champions tour in Boca Raton.† The LPGA has a new #1 world ranked player.† Yani Tseng from Taiwan won a European event in Australia to garner womenís world # 1 ranking.† The Ryder Cup is two years away. The PGA of America and Europe announced that Davis Love III was named as the captain of the USA Team and Jose Maria Olazabal was named captain of the European team.
Yesterday, a low handicap member came to me citing that he wasnít making enough 12-25 foot putts.† Here is my drill, which can help players of all levels.† Hit 2 balls starting from 12,15,18,21,24 foot putts.† Any putt holed on the first try is worth 2 points and any putt finishing 3 feet behind the hole is worth 1 point.† Any putt finishing anywhere else is worth 0 points.† Your quota doing this drill is to score 10 points with 10 balls.† Achieve this goal and I am sure you will improve.
I enjoy giving away free lessons so here is this weekís trivia question.† The first correct reply sent to† firstname.lastname@example.org will get a free lesson from yours truly.† The first hole at Cimarron is a Par 5.† If I were to score a par on this hole what is my gross score?† If you think you might know the answer send your reply to the above email address.† Also, I enjoy hearing from our readers so please feel free to send me any questions, comments, or concerns to that same email listed above.
Until next timeÖ.see you at the lesson tee.
Will Borowski is a PGA Professional and provides golf lessons at The Club at Cimarron in Mission.