"If you drink, don't drive, don't even putt." Dean Martin
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We have created a schedule of Member only events for the season, please see below. Next up is the Member Holiday golf and party on December 23rd, sign up in the golf shop
2017/2018 NSGC Member Calendar of Events

January 21 Ladies Solheim Cup
February 11 Valentines Day Couples Event
March 17 Member/Member event
April 14 NSGC Club Championship
May 5 Men's Ryder Cup
DID YOU KNOW?:
Golf carts should stay on cart paths around all greens and tees. It is shocking to see where some of our members drive their golf carts. Proper etiquette should be followed. If you are not sure, error on the side of caution!!
We are frequently asked for a list of upcoming outings. This can be found on the NSGC website. On the main landing page on bottom right there is an event calendar, click on that to see a calendar of events. Contact a member of the golf shop staff if you have any questions.
 
The PGA Tour season is back in swing this week with the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.
We had a little fun coming up with our 10 predictions for the season:

1. Tiger Woods will play at least 10 events, be very competitive, but will not win a tournament.

2. USA wins the Ryder Cup on foreign soil for the first time since 1993.

3. Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Jon Rahm win the 4 majors,  not necessarily in that order.

4. Rory McIlroy will be in contention at the Masters in the final round to complete his career grand slam but will fall just short.

5. The 72-hole scoring record for a PGA tour event will be broken.

6. Aaron Wise will win Rookie of the Year.

7. The Player of the Year will have at least 4 wins.

8. Phil Mickelson continues his win drought.

9. At least 4 different players hold the #1 spot in the World Golf Rankings

10. There will be at least one albatross during the season (2 on a par 5)
Busy season is upon us, tee times are strongly encouraged to ensure you can play at your preferred time. We accept tee times for members up to 14 days in advance.
Schedule of Events

January
January 13  CIGA National team Qualifier #1
January 14 CIGA Junior National team Qualifier #2
January 19 Eric Crutchley Memorial, Special Olympics golf outing
January 21 Ladies Solheim Cup
January 26 AIMA golf outing
January 28 KPMG junior series
February
February 1
MAC Group, 32 players, 8am shotgun
February 2 Triple CCC golf outing
February 3 CIGA Caribbean Classic Qualifier
February 9 Montessori by the Sea
February 10 CIGA National team Qualifier
February 11 Member Valentine Couples event
February 12 Archway group, 40 players, 10am shotgun
February 14 Ash Wednesday bank holiday
February 16 Chamber of Commerce golf outing
February 23 CIASA golf outing
February 24 CIGA Stableford
February 25 CIGA National junior team qualifier
 

 
The Grill
Operated by Casa 43 and Dining at Home chef Lloyd Brown, is open 11am to 5pm everyday.  Stop in for a bite to eat next time you are at the Club.
2017 Members Holiday Party Scramble
Winners from top left, Gross Champions, Stefano, Marcella, Jill and Scott. Net Winners, Paul, Brian, Paul and Philip, Nitti with another Hole in One on #13 and Holly and Braden winners of the closest to the Pin award. Thanks everyone for a great afternoon of golf and friends!!
Golf Tip of the Month
Increase your distance by practicing smaller swings. Most people understand that you need to swing fast to hit the ball further. But there is a trade-off. It doesn’t do you any good to swing faster if you cannot hit the ball in the center of the clubface. In fact, a lot of players have trouble hitting the ball in the center of club on a normal swing.

To help with this, practice hitting smaller shots until you can find the sweet spot. Gradually build your swing length. If you can consistently find the sweet spot as you make bigger swings, you’ll start to hit the ball a lot further.

 If you are unsure where the ball is striking the club, you can spray some foot powder on the club to help identify. Don’t waste your money on impact tape, its expensive and difficult to take off of the club. The spray powder is inexpensive and you can simply wipe it off.

Next time you feel like you need more distance. Check to see if you are hitting the sweet spot, if not use this exercise to help you find it again and a few more yards as well!
 

Golf Cart etiquette:
 
Now that we are finally drying out from the rainy season and back to allowing the carts on the fairways again, it seems like a good idea to remind everyone of the guidelines for driving carts on the golf carts.
 
  • Keep carts on the path near tees  
  • If you are within 30 yards of a green, your cart should be on the path- These areas are most likely to be damaged by the carts. 
  • Do not drive sideways on hills – This can cause the cart to tip over.
  • Keep the carts on the paths on all Par 3s 
     
There are many more, but these are some of the most commonly seen here at our club. Following these guidelines are key not only to maintaining the condition of the golf course, but the safety of everyone driving and riding in a golf cart.
 
 
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Until next month, thanks for reading we'll see you on the course!
- North Sound Golf Club Staff
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