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.
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/
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
🚨Hole-in-One Alert! 🚨
Congratulations to Barb Higgs for her Hole-in-One at Naperbrook Golf Course on Hole #12! ⛳️
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
Cost: $125 per player / $250 per team of two
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:
- Looking only at a distant target.
- Looking only at an intermediary target.
- 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.
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
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.)
NAPERBROOK GOLF COURSE
22204 W. 111th St./Hassert Blvd.
Plainfield, IL 60585