25 February Why You Should Join a Golf League February 25, 2018 By Patrick Renner Golf Leagues 0 League golf can SEEM intimidating - handicaps, playing with new people, not knowing the scoring/format. In reality its just a great excuse to play more golf. The majority of the leagues hosted at Oak Glen are recreational, fun, and more about enjoying a post-round beer than counting birdies and bogeys. League golf can SEEM intimidating - handicaps, playing with new people, not knowing the scoring/format. In reality its just a great excuse to play more golf. The majority of the leagues hosted at Oak Glen are recreational, fun, and more about enjoying a post-round beer than counting birdies and bogeys. What is a league? One of the biggest misconceptions is that a league needs to be dozens of people playing the entire summer with good, low-handicap players. FALSE. Most leagues start as 8 or more friends saying something like, "we should play more golf this summer" or they morph from a regular group playing at a similar time on the same day each week. That is as simple as it can be - find some friends, commit to playing golf regularly. If you feel like you want more - create teams, track scores, make up a game, invite more friends... OR don't. Starting a league can be as simple as letting us know you're interested and having us schedule a recurring tee time for your group. Why should you join a league? At the end of each season it's rare to hear our golfers say "I wish I would have golfed less this year." Leagues give you an excuse to make a habit of golfing. It creates a calendar of golf for you for the year. Everything else is just gravy outside of the golf league. Did you know most of our leagues are come-as-you-please meaning there's no commitment. Our Tuesday Mens League, Tuesday Womens League, and Friday Couples League are "drop in" leagues. Play as many weeks as you want. If you're busy, hating your game, or feeling under the weather - skip a week and come next week. Find the Right League Related Make Your Golf League More Fun - Host a Shootout Thinking differently about how you play golf with your league can reinvigorate excitement and interest in the golf league. Holding an annual "shootout" can be a great way to play competitive golf in a new way with your league. Are You Making the Most of Your Golf Event? We see hundreds of golf events hosted at Oak Glen each year – many of them are fundraisers for a charity or cause. We’ve been asking our golf outing coordinators how much they raise during the day of their golf event and the results are all over the place. Sadly, it’s our guess that the energy and effort for almost all of our events are similar. So what gives you the biggest ROE (return on energy)? We have some theories and have put in place a number of tools to help our outing coordinators raise the bar when it comes to raising funds for their charity golf event. 5 Ways to Make Junior Golf More Fun Golf is the family sport - something that brings together all ages and can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Starting your kids early is good, but starting them off in the right way is much more important. Teach them the love of the sport and focus on fun, friends, family, AND then the fundamentals. We have 5 tips to making sure your litle golfers learns that it's fun first and then worries about the score later. Start Your Event with a One Putt Starting your golf event off the right way can be hard. You've given thought to registration, to the golf, to the banquet, but what about the captive audience you have right before tee'ing off? The One Putt is a great way to gather your golfers, start the festivities together, and another opportunity for your event to raise money for your charity (if that’s the purpose of your event). Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.