Golf Shop News, May 28th
Look what our members are doing!
Golf Ontario - Spring Classic
Congrats to Junior members Ben MacLean, Matthew Martel and Kayla Burke who represented Lookout Point in the Golf Ontario Junior Spring Classic. Ben finished T19, Kayla T20 and Matthew T27. Great playing!!! Also, congrats to Ben who recently qualified for the Golf Ontario U19 Boys Championship with a 6th place finish at Royal Ashburn.
Golf Canada U19 Future Links Ontario Championship
The Ontario Future Links Championship is an invitation only event for Ontario’s best player’s under the age of 19. Invitations are earned for outstanding accomplishments in various regional events. The top 5 finishers of the Ontario Championship qualify automatically for Golf Canada’s U19 National Championship in New Brunswick. This year, Lookout Point had two juniors in the Future Links Ontario Championship event, Freddy D’Angelo and Ben MacLean. Both of the boys played outstanding golf. Freddy finished with a 3 round total of 222 and Tied for 6th place and Ben Tied for 3rd with a 3 round total of 221 earning him a spot in this year’s National Championship.
Ontario Men’s Amateur Qualifing
On May 21st a qualifier was held for the Ontario Men’s Amateur at Cherry Hill Club. We had a number of Lookout Point members in the field including, Ryan Dyck, Ben MacLean, Ethan Bennet and Jaret Chipman. Both Ryan and Ben finished in a tie for 12th which earned them automatic entry into this summer’s Ontario Men’s Amateur. Ethan Bennett and Jaret Chipman both earned a berth in final qualifying which will be held at King’s Forest on June 13th.
Ontario Men’s Mid-Am Qualifying
Congrats to Ryan Dyck who WON the Mid-Am qualifier at King’s Forest on May 23rd. Ryan shot a 75 en route to the victory! In addition to low medalist honors Ryan has earned entry into this years Ontario Men’s Mid-Am at Pointe West Golf Club on June 18th-20th.
Hole in One Club
Our Hole in One club for 2019 has grown to 3!!! Congrats to Matthew Martel who made an ace this weekend on the 5th hole and also to Eugene Malik who aced the 8th for the SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!!!! Great shooting guys!
Have you ever misread a putt at Lookout Point???
Look at the image below. Do the horizontal blue lines look like they bend or are at an angle? In reality, they are all 100% straight. You can’t always trust your eyes. Reading greens is no different.
In the Golf Shop we hear about misread putts at Lookout Point daily. Putts that seemed to defy gravity. Upslopes downhill and downslopes uphill.
If you’ve watched Golf on the PGA or LPGA Tour over the past 5 year’s you will have noticed a number of professionals using a revolutionary method of green reading called “Aim Point”. Some of these players include Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Justin Rose, Lydia Ko and Stacey Lewis. Aim Point was developed by Mark Sweeney (PGA Tour Coach) and is now used by over 200 touring pros, 5000 juniors, 75,000 amateurs and over 300 of the world’s top instructors. At it’s basic level the process involves:
On Saturday, June 29th we will be welcoming Canada’s ONLY level 3 Aim Point instructor - Liam Mucklow to Lookout Point where he will be conducting an Aim Point Express class along with our Director of Instruction Adam Steinschifter. The class is limited to 10 participants and will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm with a second class running from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. The cost is $200 +HST per participant which includes hands on instruction, class notes and access to a private Aim Point group.
More information about our Aim Point Express clinic is available by CLICKING HERE
Driving Range Turf (HELP!!!)
A couple of week’s ago we sent out an e-blast talking about the right and wrong ways to practice at the range. That e-blast can be found by CLICKING HERE. In that e-blast we instructed members to practice using a “linear” divot pattern as opposed to a “scattered” or “concentrated” divot pattern. A linear pattern removes the least amount of turf and recovers quickly helping us to ensure we have quality turf to practice off of throughout the golf season. This past weekend the following patterns were found a the Driving Range:
This area of the range’s turf may not recover at all this season. If you are using the range you are expected to use a linear pattern. By now, all members should be aware of proper practice procedures as outlined in the image below. If you are unsure, please speak to one of the Professional Staff and we will be happy to educate you further. Divot patterns such as the ones found this weekend will not be tolerated.
Lookout Point Men’s Invitational
Saturday June 8th we will be hosting the 60th Annual Lookout Point Men’s Invitational for the T.H. Brooke trophy. This tournament has a rich history of competition and this year’s event and field is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. There are a limited number of spots available and registration is open until Saturday, June 1st. If you are interested in more information please click on the following link to the Invitational website:
Father’s Day Sale On Now
Don’t wait to take advantage of one of these great promotions currently on in your Golf Shop:
Titleist Pro V1 Dozen
FootJoy Pro Flex Glove
Lookout Point Towel
Lookout Point Headcover
Lookout Point Valuables Bag
Lookout Point Water Bottle
Lookout Point Ball Marker
Titelst set of 3 Vokey Wedges
NEW LEARNING CENTER BLOG POST
The Pros over at the Learning Center just published their first post.