On Monday, April 23rd, 2018, the Ravenscroft Golf Classic was played at North Ridge Country Club in North Raleigh. One of the sponsors of the event was Raleigh Orthodontist Dr. Jason Gladwell.
If you are looking to play in the event in 2019 or would like to be a sponsor, you can go to this link.
It is great to see local businesses giving back to the community, especially when it comes to education. There is always a need for a little extra money at high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.
Have you participated in a charity golf tournament? Have you or your business sponsored a golf tournament and played as a twosome or foursome?
If you are thinking about joining a private golf club or country club in the Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill area, you may consider Old Chatham. Below are the Initiation fees and monthly dues for members. This is the 2017 price sheet but they likely have not changed that much.
Hole 1 – Fort Sumter
Hole 2 – Bull Run
Hole 3 – Port Royal
Hole 4 – Shiloh
Hole 5 – Seven Days’ Retreat
Hole 6 – Harper’s Ferry
Hole 7 – Antietam
Hole 8 – Fredicksburg
Hole 9 – Chancellorsville
Hole 10 – Vicksburg
Hole 11 – Gettysburg
Hole 12 – Chickamauga
Hole 13 – Missionary Ridge
Hole 14 – Wilderness
Hole 15 – Cold Harbour
Hole 16 – Hatcher’s Run
Hole 17 – Mobile Bay
Hole 18 – Appomattox
Grant – 143 – 74.2
Lee – 140 – 72.7
Stuart – 134 – 71.0
Sherman – 129 – 70.3
Sherman Ladies’ – 143 – 75.2
Jackson – 130 – 71.7
If you are like many amateur golfers you are likely hitting the golf ball improperly. Almost everyone that plays golf at the amateur level is doing something wrong in their swing. That is why we have days we simply cannot “find our swing”. Unfortunately, unless you have an unlimited budget and all the time in the world, you are always going to have problems with your swing. These problems likely cause different parts of your body to hurt. The most common part of the body that hurts after playing golf is the hands and fingers.
Champion Bermuda is the talk of the golf world these days; especially in the southern United States. More and more private country clubs in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida are going to Champion Bermuda greens. So, what started this trend? What was the first golf course or country club to go to Championship Bermuda?
If you are want a very exclusive private golf club experience near Hilton Head or Charleston, South Carolina you may start your research on Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, South Carolina. Chechessee Creek is about 30 minutes north of Hilton Head so it is a great way to play golf off the island. If you don’t want to deal with “tourism golf” I strongly suggest playing Chechessee Creek or Secession.
If you play a lot of golf in the Hilton Head area, you have likely heard of Chechessee Creek Club. Those that want a private golf club north of Hilton Head, in the Beaufort area choose between Secession and Chechessee Creek. For those looking for membership initiation fees and monthly dues, here they are:
You may have seen Luke List, Keegan Bradley, Chris Kirk, Colt Knost, Si Woo Kim or Patrick Cantlay with the M golf hat on. Some may think it is Mopar or another company. It is actually Travis Mathew which is getting into the golf industry in a big way lately. In 2018, we are seeing more Travis Mathew apparel than every before. The hats you are seeing on the PGA Tour probably look like this:
If you are going to a private country club, you will need to dress appropriately. Most younger females do not have the proper golf attire and have no idea what to wear when asked to join a group at a country club. Understand that the attire for social events is very different than the attire for a golf outing. This is an article for women looking for golf outfits strictly for the golf course and golf outings; not social events.
In the summer of 2017, Hasentree Country Club went from Bentgrass to Champion Bermuda. Other courses in the Raleigh-Durham area did the same thing. Chapel Hill Country Club, North Ridge Country Club and a handful of others were down for the summer because of a green renovation. Unfortunately, the Triangle was hit with one of the harshest winters in recent history and now courses are left wondering what to do if the Champion Bermuda greens do not come out of dormancy.