Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

June 24, 2014

Hooks and Slices 6/24


Mineral Wells Index

By JERRY HAMILTON

Special to the Index

SUMMER JUNIOR GOLF CAMPS

Holiday Hills Country Club Junior Golf Camp will teach your youngster all the proper ways to play golf. 

The three-day camp will cover putting, chipping, pitching, full swing, rules and golf etiquette. Each class will include six hours of instructions overseen by PGA golf professional Tee Jay Burge. 

The next junior camp is July 7-9 at HHCC. Ages 6-9 will be from 9-11 a.m. with age group 10-14 taking place from 1-3 p.m. Cost for club members is $60 and for non-members is $75.  The next two camps are July 14-16 and July 21-23.

GUYS AND DOLLS

The annual HHCC MGA Guys and Dolls tournament will be held this coming weekend at HHCC. The tournament will feature a scramble format both Saturday and Sunday. 

The Saturday round will be pre-flighted and the Sunday round will be flighted based on Saturday’s scores. Entry fee for the tournament is $250 per team. Entry fee for the tournament includes mulligans and dinner after play on Saturday. 

Cart fee is not included. Day money will be issued to the top three teams both days. Tee off times are 1 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday.

FIREWORK SCRAMBLE

HHCC will host a Fourth of July tournament on July 4. Six-person teams will play 18 holes with a scramble format. To enter, call the HHCC pro shop at 940-325-8403.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Oil Belt Seniors tournament will be held July 7 at HHCC. The MGA three-person scramble is scheduled for July 26 and 27.

THURSDAY SCRAMBLE

HHCC holds a Thursday scramble each week. The nine-hole scramble tees off at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee for members is $7 and $25 for non-members. Participants must call the pro shop at 940-325-8403 each week by 3:30 p.m. to sign up.

TIPS FROM THE PRO

HHCC head golf professional Tee Jay Burge offers the following golf tip:

To hole more putts, you must first have a good set up. You want your eyes to be positioned over the golf ball in your putting set up. 

To practice a good set up and alignment you can use an old CD. With a Sharpie marker and a ruler, draw two lines perpendicular to each other on the shinny side of the CD. Place the CD shinny side up on the putting green and place your ball in the hole of the CD. 

When you address the ball you want to see the reflection of your eyes on the CD. The lines you drew on the CD serve as an alignment aid. 

Practice putting balls from the center of the CD. While doing so try to keep your head still during your stroke. If your head moves you will obviously loose site of your reflection on the CD.