July 20 and 21 – Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses

Last Chance to Enter! Registration ends Sunday, July 14

Don’t miss the Naperville Men’s Amateur Championship – our 36-hole stroke play event, with 18-holes each played at Springbrook and Naperbrook.  Enjoy two days of tournament golf, great food, prizes and other events. Flights are determined by handicap and the top finishers in each flight will be awarded merchandise credit.  Championship, A, B, C, and D flights will be scored as gross and E flight will be scored as net.  The lowest gross score in the championship flight will be declared the Naperville Men’s Amateur Champion.  Any amateur golfer 18 years of age or older with an official USGA handicap is eligible to play.

Entry Fee: $150 per personIncludes: green fee, range balls, prizes and lunch both days.  Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each flight!  

 
2018 Naperville Men’s Amateur Champion – Glenn Przybylski 

How to Register:Register for this tournament online, by mail, fax, or in person at Springbrook Golf Course or Naperbrook Golf Course by Sunday, July 14. 

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Junior Amateur Championship! ⛳️
Monday, July 8, 2019 – Young golfers can enjoy gaining some tournament experience by signing up for the Naperville Junior Amateur Championship! Entry fee includes greens fee, range balls, tee prizes, entry into the raffle drawing and lunch.
Eligibility: Any amateur golfer between 9 and 17 years of age!
See More Info — golfnaperville.org/event/junior-amateur-championship/

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Only have time for a quick nine holes early in the morning? Well the Early Bird steals the deal! 
Try our Early Bird 9-hole special! 

Play 9-holes before 7:00 am off the 10th tee for a reduced fee!
Brooks Advantage Members get the best deal! 

Monday – Friday
$15 Walk/$25 Ride*
*Brooks Advantage Card Required. 
$20 Walk/ $31 Ride without Brooks Advantage Card

 Saturday – Sunday
$20 Walk/$30 Ride*
*Brooks Advantage Card Required. 
$25 Walk/ $36 Ride without Brooks Advantage Card
  

Early Bird tee times are not available Tuesday at Naperbrook or Thursday at Springbrook

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🚨Hole-in-One Alert! 🚨
Congratulations to Barb Higgs for her Hole-in-One at Naperbrook Golf Course on Hole #12! ⛳️

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Join us for the Brooks Team Championship – Saturday and Sunday, May 18 – 19
at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses.

Sign Up Deadline in Sunday, May 12!

This is a 36-hole tournament with 18-holes played at each course with each of the 9-holes being played differently for an extra twist! Any amateur golfer 18 years of age or older with an official USGA handicap is eligible. Approximately 30% of the field will receive merchandise credit. 

Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary tournament experience? Register with a partner for this year’s Brooks Team Championship! Fee Includes:

  • Green Fees for 36 holes
  • Range Balls
  • Lunch both days
  • Prizes

Cost: $125 per player / $250 per team of two

Register Here >>>

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By Stacy Lewis
This might go against your instinct when you’re in a bunker with a high lip, but the last thing you want to do is try to help the ball over the lip. When you try to force it up and over, it almost always comes out lower and slams into the face. Instead, do what I do.
First, try this drill. The biggest difference between hitting out of a normal bunker and one with a high lip is the amount of sand you need to take. To get the ball up quickly, your club should strike a lot more sand, and this drill will help teach you how much. Draw a circle in the bunker about four inches in diameter around your ball. Now get in your address position, playing the ball off your front foot. Before swinging, pick the ball up so all that’s left is the circle. We’ll get back to that, but first, two more things about address: Dig your feet in so you have a solid base, and open the face of your wedge before gripping the club. I know opening the face can freak out some amateurs, but don’t be scared. In a bunker, your wedge is designed to work when it’s open like this. In fact, you should keep the face open throughout the shot.
“DON’T BE SHY: TAKE PLENTY OF SAND TO GET OVER A HIGH LIP.”
Now here’s a key thought: When you swing, think about putting your hands into your left pocket as you come through. You can see me swinging toward my left pocket here. This forces the club to exit low, left and open, and cutting across the ball like this helps get it up quickly.
Back to the goal of the drill. I want you to make the circle disappear. To do that, you’re going to have to hit the sand a few inches behind where the ball would be, and swing through it with some effort. That’s the feeling you want moving through the sand in a high-lip situation. Practice the circle drill with my swing thought of getting into that left pocket, and you’ll make this shot a lot easier than it looks. — with Keely Levins
Stacy Lewis is a 12-time winner on the LPGA Tour, including two majors.
Source: Golf Digest

Most golfers see where they want their ball to end and aim straight for it. Pretty straightforward. Others incorporate an intermediary target — a spot two feet in front of the ball in line with their distant target — and focus on both before they swing.

Which is better? Neither.

GOLF Top 100 Teacher Eric Alpenfels and Dr. Bob Christina, Emeritus Professor of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, conducted a recent study where they took 29 golfers of varying skill levels and instructed them to hit six shots each aiming three different ways:

  1. Looking only at a distant target.
  2. Looking only at an intermediary target.
  3. Then the traditional method of looking at both the distant and intermediary target.

They measured the results, and some rather interesting results amongst the golfers when they forgot about their distant target, and looked only at the intermediary target.

That’s right. Alpenfels and Christina found that, on average, golfers actually hit the ball straighter and just as far when they don’t look at where they want to hit it, and only focus on a spot about two feet in front of their ball. Their overall accuracy increased, as did their Smash Factor — a metric that can be used to measure the overall quality of strike.

Why? Because when a golfer looks at where they want to hit their ball, they don’t just see the green. They see the water, the bunkers, the trees — all the places they don’t want to hit their ball. That subconscious fear forces your mind into making last-minute overcompensations, the study found, which hurts golfers’ distance and accuracy. So, the next time you’re struggling to hit a fairway, pick a spot just in front of your ball and focus only on that. It could give your swing the freedom it needs.

Source: Golf.com

The Rules of Golf are tricky! Thankfully, we’ve got the guru. Our Rules Guy knows the book front to back. Got a question? He’s got all the answers.

On a short par 3 over water, the tee box was placed with an overhanging tree on the line to the pin. I moved the left tee marker a few feet so that the tee shot could be hit without obstruction. This was done before everyone teed off — in fact, my opponent played first and I hit second. What is the correct penalty? This has sparked a huge debate in my men’s league. —JASON WRIGHT, VIA E-MAIL

If you notice that tee markers are poorly placed, are you allowed to adjust their position before play begins? Our expert has the answer.

Jason, the fact that you ask what the penalty is — rather than if there’s a penalty — suggests you know you’ve done wrong … and you have. (Admitting that you have a problem, however, is the first step toward recovery of your honor.)

Tee markers are fixed — yes, even poorly positioned ones. Under Rule 8.1a, if you move one to gain a potential advantage by improving the conditions affecting the stroke, you must take the general penalty, which is two strokes in stroke play or loss of hole in match play. (Other players could likewise be subject to penalty if they knowingly took advantage of your maneuver.)

Source: Golf.com