End of Year Blowout Sale 25% to 45% OFF all Pro shop Merchandise

December 13th – from 11am to 7pm
In the Lakeshore Pro Shop
25% to 45% OFF

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FREE Dozen Golf Balls with Purchase of $20 or More – For the first 25 lucky participants!

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Tiger begins latest comeback with 3-under 69 at Hero

Tiger Woods made his latest return to golf Thursday, shooting a solid 3-under 69 in the first round of the Hero World Challenge. It was his first competitive round in 301 days — and by most accounts, it was a successful first step in his comeback.

“For me, I thought I did great,” Woods said after his round that included five birdies and left him tied for eighth, three shots off the lead held by Tommy Fleetwood. “To come out here and score like I did, it was nice.”

Tiger Woods hole by hole

1 (par 4): Drive to fairway. Chip to 14 feet. Misses birdie putt on left side. Result: par.

2 (par 3): Hits green with tee shot. Birdie putt from 20 feet misses to the left. Result: par.

3 (par 5): Drive to fairway. 2-iron from 260 yards finds the green. Eagle putt from 50 feet comes up short. Tap-in for first birdie of the round. Result: birdie; moves to 1 under.

4 (par 4): Drive finds light rough near fairway bunker on right side. Pitching wedge from 157 yards misses green to the right. Chip short, finishes in fringe. Saves par with a putt from off the green, followed by a vintage fist pump. Result: par.

5 (par 3): Tee shot on 169-yard hole flares to the right but stays on green near fringe far from pin. Aggressive putt rolls 4 feet past, but he makes comebacker. Result: par.

6 (par 5): Driver into the wind misses the fairway right and finds the native area. Second shot lands in fairway, 93 yards short of pin. Wedge shot lands past pin, spins back near left fringe. Birdie putt clips right edge of cup. Result: par.

7 (par-4): Driver to 340-yard hole finds bottom of bunker near green. Poor bunker shot from a good lie finishes well past pin near fringe. Birdie putt misses right. Result: par.

8 (par 3): Tee shot with 4 iron finds green near fringe. Makes first long birdie putt (approx. 23 feet). Result: birdie, moves to 2 under.

9 (par 5): Tee shot splits fairway. 3-wood from 282 yards hits green but feeds off into the rough. Chunked chip comes up short of green. Opts for putter on birdie putt and rolls it 12 feet past. Par-saver misses to left. Result: bogey, falls to 1 under.

10 (par 4): 3-wood off tee finds fairway. Knockdown 7-iron to green. Makes 15-footer for bounce-back birdie. Result: birdie, moves to 2 under

11 (par 5): Splits fairway with drive. Second shot misses green to right; one of his few misses with a full swing. Chip finishes near far side of green. Not happy with long par putt, but makes 7-foot comebacker to save par. Result: par.

12 (par 3): Not happy with tee shot that sails wide right into rough. Pounds club into ground. Solid chip leads to 5-foot par putt. Result: par. 

13 (par 4): Tee shot finds rough down left side. Approach from 113 yards lands near middle of green. Rolls in birdie putt from 22 feet. Result: birdie, moves to 3 under

14 (par 4): Opted for safe play to fairway on short par-4. Good decision, as he sticks approach from 88 yards to tap-in range. Result: birdie, moves to 4 under

15 (par 5): First poor swing with driver all day, as tee shot sails right into the native bushes. Hits provisional that finishes in fairway but manages to find his initial shot. Takes a penalty and hits third shot that finishes behind dune near green. Approach lands near edge of green. Two putts for bogey. Result: bogey, falls to 3 under.

16 (par 4): Drive to native area down right side. Terrific approach that finds back of green and spins back to 15 feet. Birdie putt misses right. Result: par.

17 (par 3): Tee shot comes up just short of green. Delicate chip leaves tap-in par. Result: par.

18 (par 4): Finds fairway. Approach hits greens but bounces off to left. Made 8-footer to save par. Result: par and a score of 3-under 69.

Source: PGAtour.com

Two Year 3 Course Membership on Sale Now!

This offer is for a limited time only!  TWO Year 3 Course Membership

$89/yr. – plus a $10/yr. admin. fee

$198.00!

Our Three Golf Courses:

 Meadowview Golf Course in Mattoon

Lakeshore Golf Course in Taylorville

Timberlake Golf Course in Sullivan

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GOBBLE GOBBLE!! Turkey Swing Nov. 4th!

Join us for some turkey FUN!!

Turkey Swing & Food Drive

LAKESHORE GOLF COURSE

Saturday, November 4th

9:00 a.m. Registration, 10:00 a.m. Shotgun

4 person scramble

$45.00/person

Includes green fee, cart, lunch and

LOTS AND LOTS OF PRIZES!!

Bring 5 non-perishable food items and be entered into a drawing for 1 dozen Titleist PROV1 Golf Balls

Call the Pro Shop at (217) 824-5521 to sign up your team!!

Entry Deadline is November 3rd!

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The Proper Way to Repair a Ball Mark

Let’s take a look at how to properly repair a ball mark to help maintain the health of the greens you putt on.

Repairing that little depression is very important. Equally important is doing it the right way.  Many golfers repair their ball marks correctly which is appreciated by the golf course superintendent and their fellow golfers.  Unfortunately, many well-meaning golfers who do repair the pitch marks, to do so incorrectly.

A ball mark can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not just a scar but also a pit in the putting surface that can knock well-struck putts offline. Repairing a ball mark restores a smooth surface and helps keep the grass healthy. But “repairing” a ball mark incorrectly can actually cause more damage than good. The biggest mistake it lifting up on the soil and grass which tears the roots and kills more of the grass around the mark. Incorrectly “repaired” ball marks take up to twice as long to heal as those that are properly repaired.

Repairing ball marks isn’t just important for the health of the greens, and for smooth-rolling putts; it isn’t just a matter of golf etiquette, it is our obligation to help take care of the golf courses we play. And repairing ball marks is a big part of that obligation to the game.

Here is a great short VIDEO from the USGA on properly repairing ball marks.
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Cross County Championship at Lakeshore & Meadowview June 24th & June 25th

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH 

Lakeshore GC, Taylorville

SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH

Meadowview GC, Mattoon

ENTRY FEE: $100/PLAYER

Covers 18 holes of golf with cart and lunch both days and a tournament golf shirt

2 Day Stroke Play Tournament

**Flighted Prizes**

Flights BASED on Size of Field and flighted after Saturday Round

Entry deadline is JUNE 21, 2017

To Sign Up, contact us at:

Meadowview GC, 6489 Meadowview Lane, Mattoon, IL 61938

(217) 258-7888

Lakeshore GC, 1460 E 1000 N Road, Taylorville, IL 62568

(217) 824-5521

**$100 Entry FEE must be prepaid

 

DEMO DAY June 4th

Lakeshore Demo Day is almost here!   Come join our vendor representatives from Taylormade and Callaway on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to try out the latest in golf equipment.

This event is FREE with FREE club fittings.  An appointment is necessary only for a personalized club fitting. Limited spots are available, so call today to reserve your club fitting appointment.  Otherwise, stop in anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to try out the latest in golf equipment from these vendors.

Special Sale pricing on all equipment ordered on DEMO Day!!

Call the pro shop to schedule your fitting or if you have questions… (217) 824-5521

2 Year 3 Course Membership!

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

The reason for turf aerification…

TURF AERIFICATION:

One question often asked by our golfers is: “Why do we aerate when course conditions and weather are perfect?” This question is very perceptive. Weather plays a large role in turf recovery.  Performing aeration when the weather favors turf growth leads to quicker recovery. Also, aeration is stressful on plants. Performing aeration on healthy, “perfect” turf is critical. If aeration is conducted on already stressed turf, the result can be very negative.

The range of ideal weather varies depending on the type of turf species. If the turf is predominately bent grass like the greens at our facility, late August to late September is a good time to aerate. The warm days and cool nights of early fall favor bent grass growth and recovery. Most times, our golf schedule dictates aeration timing more than the weather.

Another question we often receive is: “Why is so much sand applied?”  Following CORE aeration on greens, filling each of the aeration holes with sand will promote quicker recovery and improve ball roll. There is no doubt, the surface of greens and turf is disrupted during aeration and greens play differently. However, effects on playability as a result of aeration can be reduced if aeration channels are completely filled with sand.  Applying enough topdressing sand to fill aeration holes will result in a smoother post-aeration surface.  In addition, the grass recovers quicker than a surface with open aeration holes.

Sometimes, we do use solid tines versus core tines when aerifying.  When solid tines are used, we do not fill the holes with sand. It is not necessary as the holes created in the turf are smaller in diameter and close quickly.  Solid tine aerification looses up the compacted soil and allows the turf to “breath”.

Aeration of collars, fairways and rough can be done in the late fall and does not require topdressing with sand.  This also opens up highly compacted soil conditions and allows for water, nutrients and air to reach the turf.

Greens aerification at our facility is performed every spring and fall to improve turf health and playing conditions. Core and deep-tine aeration are critical for the health of well maintained greens. Keep in mind aerating greens is a necessity to ensure exceptional conditions during the golf season.  Tolerating aerification holes in the greens for a few days is a small price to pay for great greens and turf all season long.

Follow this USGA link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=863Ix8czcoY to watch the process of aerificaton.

Source Elliott Dowling edowling@usga.org

How to Properly Repair a Ball Mark

Let’s take a look at how to properly repair a ball mark to help maintain the health of the greens you putt on.

Repairing that little depression is very important. Equally important is doing it the right way.  Many golfers repair their ball marks correctly which is appreciated by the golf course superintendent and their fellow golfers.  Unfortunately, many well-meaning golfers who do repair the pitch marks, to do so incorrectly.

A ball mark can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not just a scar but also a pit in the putting surface that can knock well-struck putts offline. Repairing a ball mark restores a smooth surface and helps keep the grass healthy. But “repairing” a ball mark incorrectly can actually cause more damage than good. The biggest mistake it lifting up on the soil and grass which tears the roots and kills more of the grass around the mark. Incorrectly “repaired” ball marks take up to twice as long to heal as those that are properly repaired.

Repairing ball marks isn’t just important for the health of the greens, and for smooth-rolling putts; it isn’t just a matter of golf etiquette, it is our obligation to help take care of the golf courses we play. And repairing ball marks is a big part of that obligation to the game.

Here is a great short VIDEO from the USGA on properly repairing ball marks.

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