LIBERTY FORGE NEWSLETTER SPRING 2013
Great deals.........Last year we started discounted play options including Twilight Rate, Ladies Day Mondays and Seniors Day Tuesdays.
what a year it's turning out to be
We got through the spring showers this year and the course is in excellent shape.
Thanks to Ken and his staff on the course. Because of increasedplay, tee time reservations are suggested. And check out our website as we list specials and other information that is important to the course.
Twilight Rates start at 6 pm 7 days a week. The twilight rate M-F is $20 and $27 on weekends.Ladies Day Mondays and Senior Day Tuesdays are $20 after11:00....what a deal!!!!!!!
This year we upgraded our Membership options: they include a 20 PLAY PASS which is
available for weekday play and unlike our regular membership can be shared with other people.
We also upgraded our CORPORATE and COMPANY DISCOUNTED GOLF PLANS to fit all budgets and size of companies (large and small). Of course we still have our Regular Membership available. Check out all of our membership options.
Inquire at the pro shop.
Mark your calendars NOW
The Club Championship Championshipwill be July 28 and 29 with a 9 hole flighting round played before the 36 hole event with the winner receiving a 2014 LF Membership. Last years' winner Rick Webb outlasted Duncan Price in a 5 hole play-off. This is open to members AND non-members. Details and sign up sheets at the pro shop.
Also, our second annual Couples Outing will be held September 21st......golf in the morning with "awards luncheon" following golf. This is a fun event and not to be missed if you and your significant other play golf.
Our leagues are in full swing but never too late to join. We have a league for everyone.... men, ladies and couples. All levels of ability are welcomed. Not too late to join any of them. Three of the most popular are: men's league on Monday night 6 pm (Woody's) 9 holes with different "games" each week; Couples group at 6:00 pm on Thursday evening (9 holes followed by dinner/drinks at The Sand Trap: see below) and Seniorson Wednesday morning at 8:30. Each one of these is a fun league. Woody's league on Monday has been averaging over 20 players each week and the COUPLES LEAGUE has been averaging 25 COUPLES each week which is great. Do you know of another couple that would like to join the group????? Bring them along to join in on the fun. No handicaps are required and no standings are used. Just a lot of fun. Just Justshow up and be ready to play at 6pm.No reservations needed for this league. It's as simple as that. Just a great way to meet new people. Other leagues are available as well. Call pro shop for details. Come out and join in the fun.
Youth Camp has already started. It runs weekly through August 12-18th. Openings still available. This 5-day morning camp is great for boys and girls ages 8-15. Youth camp children play free all summer with a paying adult. This is our 9th season for the camp and the youth have a great time. Call the pro shop for details.
GOLF CAN BE BEST DEFINED AS AN ENDLESS SERIES OF TRAGEDIES OBSCURED BY THE OCCASIONAL MIRACLE, FOLLOWED BY A GOOD BEVERAGE
Need a lesson????Woody Boyer (319-8501) is available for individual or group lessons. Do you have clubs that need new grips? Or, how about new clubs. Woody is re-gripping and making new clubs. Check them out at the pro shop.
1.Pitching around the Green: The Key here is to check your lie first. This always determines the way you have to address the ball. If the grass covers less than 50% of the ball then the ball should be positioned in the center of your stance with your hands and weight slightly ahead (leaning towards the target). Make a swing that hits down through the back of the ball with your favorite pitching club. When the grass covers more than 50% of the ball, this is considered a bad lie. Position the ball opposite your back foot. Lean your hands and weight towards the target and hit down into the grass to "pop" the ball out of the bad lie. Allow the club to bounce off the ground to get the ball close to the hole.
2. Alignment: Almost always, amateurs hit the ball toward the direction of their alignment. To check on alignment, address the ball with your feet in the direction of your proposed line. Place your club on the ground at the tips of your toes. Step back to see the direction of the club. That is your alignment. Make adjustments so that the club (your feet) is in the direction of the pin.
The Sand Trap has a new menu and a new "look". They have outside seating, 99 cent martini menus once again and other special items different times and days of the week: Monday is $5 pizza night; Tuesday is ˝ off domestic pitchers; Wednesday is ˝ price wings; Thursday is $2 tacos; and Friday is chefs special seafood night. This year they are again having a "deck party" with live music with bands like Tropical Soul, John Chapman, Mark James, Dani Hoy and Island Fusion. Come and enjoy the acoustical sounds every Thursday evening 6-10 pm through August. It's great fun. Stop in for drink and food specials and listen to the music. If you haven't been to the restaurant yet this year, you don't know what you're missing....a new menu, happy hour, nightly specials....the hottest thing in Mechanicsburg. And the staff really is nice. Remember, all LFGC members receive 10% off food orders when you present your ID card to the wait staff.
Also new this year is THE CREEKSIDE TREAT CAFÉ down at the mini-golf and driving range. The Altland House has opened the café and is celebrating with a "SUMMER OF FUN". And yes, the mini-golf has been updated, new artificial teeing surfaces in place as well as practice putting green and natural grass teeing surfaces available. It's a great venue for birthday parties, sports teams celebrations and tubing etc. Contact 591-2763 for pricing and information. And......you can practice hitting balls under the lights at the driving range on Friday and Saturday nights. And new last fall, we increased the number of balls in a bucket to 50 for $5.
Driving Range: $5 for 50 balls. A great deal..some courses charge $5.50 for 35 balls. Tokens can be purchased in the machine (bring one or five dollar bills) at the range or at the pro shop. This is a complete practice facility with artificial hitting surfaces, natural grass surfaces, sand bunkers and practice green.
Attention All Golfers: Seniors, Men, Ladies, Youth, Couples..................................................................Liberty Forge is the place for you. Our 4000 yard length is ideal for the shorter hitter. BUT SHORT DOES NOT MEAN EASY. Also, the three tee boxes allow for flexibility when choosing what length you want to play and will accommodate all skill levels (the long hitter can use their driver on 4 or 5 holes or so... IF YOU DARE). Also, fresh drinking water and clean restrooms are available throughout.
Don't forget The Sand Trap for lunch/dinner and drinks following your round.