As January comes to a close, how are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?  Most of us make New Year’s resolutions and, unfortunately, most of us fail to see them through for all 365 days, or even 31 days.

If your resolution involved improving your golf game in 2019, here’s a list of things you can do every day/week — even if you’re in the bitter cold like a lot of folks right now — to help you achieve those goals.

And, once it warms up in your area, you can take all five of these drills outside.

5. Exercise. Yeah, we know. That’s what we should be doing every day anyway, right? But when it comes to golf, you don’t want to be tight. There are a number of stretches you can do right from your desk while reading emails that will benefit your arms, shoulders, neck, back, hips and legs for golf season.

Even better, place one of those handy, elastic, tension bands in the top drawer of your desk.

4. Take 100 swings per day in your house or garage… without a golf ball. The best players in the world visualize the shot they want to hit before they hit it. With a drill like this one, you’re going to be forced to visualize, because there’s no ball there to hit. If you’re able, place a mirror in front of you and pay attention to the positions of your address, takeaway, the top of your swing and impact position as well as follow through. Do it in slow motion. Become an expert on your swing.

3. Work on your chipping. Can’t do it outside? No worries. You can purchase a chipping net, or even put down a hula-hoop as a target. Get a few foam golf balls and a tiny turf mat to hit the balls off of.

Will it produce the same feel as a real golf ball? Of course not. But what it will do is force you to focus on a target and repeat the same motion over and over. After a long layoff, “touch,” is the first thing that goes for all golfers.

This will help you to work on some semblance of touch all winter long.

2. Practice your putting. Anywhere. All you need is a putter, a golf ball, a flat surface and an object — any object — to putt at. If you’re so inclined, rollout turf can be purchased for around $20 with holes cut out.

Since the greens are where you’re going to take most of your strokes, doesn’t it make sense to dial that in whenever possible? It can be fun too. Does your significant other, roommate, or child play? Have regular putting contests.

The feel you gain during those sessions may not seem like much, but man will they come in handy when your season begins on the real grass.

1. Make a weekly appointment with your PGA Professional. Even in areas of the country that are suffering through the cruelest of winter conditions, you can always find a place to hit golf balls inside. Contact your local PGA Professional to find out where places like this in your area exist. You might be surprised at all the options you have.

With your PGA Professional in tow, you can work on your swing throughout the winter months and keep your game sharp. How nice would it be to be on top of your game as soon as the courses in your area open in the spring?

Source: PGA.com

Brooks Advantage Card

The Brooks Advantage Card provides golfers with several money-saving benefits:

  • $5 Off Greens Fees!
  • $1 Savings on Range Tokens
  • Discounted pricing on golf shop merchandise
  • Cardholder-only events and promotions
  • Guest Privileges – first 7 days of each month

Naperville residents and seniors receive a special discount!

Naperbrook

The program at Naperbrook includes green fees, range balls prior to play, prizes and two celebration cook-outs. Naperbrook has select times available between 6:00 -10:00 am Saturday or Sunday.

Springbrook

The program at Springbrook includes green fees, range balls prior to play, closest to the pin contests, weekly raffle prizes and two celebration cook-outs.  There is also an optional tee game available each week. Available tee times for 2019 at Springbrook:

Saturday – 9:10

Sunday – 6:06, 6:14, 6:22, and 9:02

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Brooks Advantage Card

The Brooks Advantage Card provides golfers with several money-saving benefits:

  • $5 Off Greens Fees!
  • $1 Savings on Range Tokens
  • Discounted pricing on golf shop merchandise
  • Cardholder-only events and promotions
  • Guest Privileges – first 7 days of each month

Naperville residents and seniors receive a special discount!

GOOD NEWS!

Get started on those New Year’s Resolutions! Step outside this weekend while the weather’s nice for some exercise on Springbrook’s Driving Range!

Open Friday – Sunday

 January 4 – 6

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

See you this weekend!

Merry Christmas from everyone at Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday!

Just a Reminder:

The Golf Shops will be closed until January 2, 2019, for the Christmas and New Year Holidays. We look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Get 20 medium buckets of range balls at the Naperbrook Golf Course Range for just $100!

  • Only available at Naperbrook Golf Course
  • Good for 2019 season

SPRINGBROOK GOLF COURSE AND DRIVING RANGE ARE OPEN 

Green Fees

18 Holes – $20

9 Holes or after 12 PM – $15

Riding Carts are not available. The Springbrook Golf Shop is open from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Contact the golf shop for more information or daily course status – (630) 848-5060

Naperbrook Golf Course will remain closed. 

AVAILABLE NOW!

Private Lesson Package

Package Includes  four (4) 30 minute lessons, punch card for 4 buckets of range balls, and one 9-hole round.

  • $180  for Lesson from PGA Member
  • $140 for Lesson from PGA Apprentice

Instructors

Naperbrook

  • Tim Dunn, PGA Professional
  • Don Harshaw, PGA Apprentice

Springbrook

  • Mike Lyzun, PGA Professional
  • Joel Wallin, PGA Professional
  • Steve Keeler, PGA Apprentice
  • Kody Willis, PGA Apprentice