Weather is nice and the Cobra Demo Day is on!

The new one-length irons are available for demo and fitting today until 2PM.  After that by appointment only.

The river is high, but we are open!

We are driving in the fairways and all holes are playable.  Come enjoy the dry weather!

New One-Length Irons from Cobra available at Dragonfly Demo Day on Saturday, February 18 from 10AM to 2PM

This new technology, now available from Cobra Golf, is also used by PGA Tour Player Bryson Dechambeau.  During the Demo Day hours, all of the new golf equipment options from Cobra will be available including drivers, fairways, hybrids and variable-length irons.  Appointments with custom fitters are available at the Demo Day and on other days, but are not required to demo the equipment, as demo equipment is always available in the Dragonfly Golf Shop.

Derik Dalton wins the Golf Channel Amateur Golf Tour Valley Championship at Dragonfly

Perhaps the real winner of this event was the golf course, as only two players in the 62 player field were able to break 80.  Even though the players did not play the course from all the way back, the 7,640 yard Dragonfly layout played longer than normal after all the recent rain.  Derik Dalton from Jackson, California seemed to hit it just long enough to better the rest of the field in the Championship Flight with a seven over par 79.  The only other player to break 80 was Jeff Lee from Fresno, also with a 79.  The low scorer for the Seniors was Kevin Duffy from Fresno, CA with an 82.

Golf Channel Amateur Tour to visit Dragonfly

60 players from the Golf Channel Tour will compete at Dragonfly Golf Club on January 29.  Tee-times begin at 9:30 AM. https://thegolfchannel.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/thegolfchannel17/chapter/casacstockton/schedule/sacramentocentral/index.htm

New lower rates begin January 1st!

Dragonfly announces new lower green fee prices to begin January 1st.  On weekdays, rates start at just $59 with cart included and, beginning at 11:00 AM, drop $10 every hour until they reach the low price of $29 per player at 1:00 PM.  On the weekends, rates begin dropping earlier in the day. Starting at 9:00 AM they drop again $10 every hour again reaching $29 at 1:00 PM.

Weekdays    

Before 11AM        $59

11AM – 12PM      $49

12PM – 1PM         $39

After 1pm              $29

 

Weekends    

Before 9AM          $79

9AM – 10AM        $69

10AM – 11AM      $59

11AM – 12PM      $49

12PM – 1PM         $39

After 1PM             $29

In addition to these new lower and earlier twilight rates, Dragonfly will begin offering a $10 discount to seniors (62+) as well as active military, active fire and active law enforcement on all rates of $49 or more that are not already discounted.

Sunday, December 18 – $50 for 18 holes w/cart & 20% Off all Merchandise

Golf from 7:30 to 12:00 is only $50 per player with GPS equipped cart included.  And if you can believe this, the score you shoot is the price you pay for your first drink (limited to 16oz draft beer or non-alcoholic) – example: gross score of 82 equals an 82 cent beer.  In addition, all merchandise is 20% off regular prices and gift wrapping is complimentary.  An to top it all off, we will have complimentary deserts and hot chocolate after your round.  Make your tee time now, because they will not last long!

Dragonfly Christmas Gift ideas

Win a One Month Golf Membership at Dragonfly Golf Club

All of our Golf Members and E-Club members are automatically entered into this contest.  To become an E-Club member, just go to dragonflygolfclub.com and click on the link to sign up for our weekly specials.  Drawing to be held on December 14 in the Dragonfly Golf Shop at 4:00 PM.  One does not have to be present to win.  Join us for the festivities, as we will offer complimentary appetizers and two dollar beers during the two hours preceding the drawing.  In addition, all apparel will be 20% off with complimentary gift wrapping available.

.Dragonfly Christmas Gift ideas

Christmas Gift Cards now on SALE

The perfect gift for that special golfer in your life.  Get this gift purchase out of the way early this year by ordering online through our online store.  BUY NOW!

Happy Holidays, we look forward to serving you through the rest of this year and during 2017!

Regards,

Kurt Krause
General Manager

Jordan Spieth Hopes Playing Less Will Mean Winning More in 2017

DALLAS — Could playing less help Jordan Spieth win more?  That’s the goal.

When Spieth plays in the Australian Open next week at Royal Sydney Golf Club, it will mark his first start in a stroke-play event since the Tour Championship in late September. The downtime has been by design.

“I just wanted an off season. I needed some time off,” Spieth told GOLF.com last week at the opening of Trinity Forest Golf Course in Dallas, the future site of the PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson Championship in 2018 and home course of Spieth’s longtime teacher, Cameron McCormick.

Spieth said the only events he intends to play the remainder of this year are the Australian Open, which he won in 2014 and tied for second in a year ago, and the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’s tournament, in early December.

“We’ll just see how it goes from there,” Spieth said. “I might do more, but I want to take it slow and see what happens.”

That’s a marked departure from his schedule a year ago. After his landmark 2014-15 season, Spieth circled the globe in search of tournament wins, exposure and appearance money. He played in five tournaments in five different countries from November 2015 to January 2016, with two separate trips to Asia. Last spring he admitted he was run down.

“I don’t need that,” Spieth said of his extensive travels. “I didn’t miss it at all.”

Instead, Spieth filled his days this fall at home in Dallas with plenty of non-tournament duties, including delivering the game football for his former high school, Jesuit Preparatory.

“I hadn’t seen them play in forever,” he said.

Spieth played host to his own charity tournament in the Dallas area, attended a business summit, and hung out with his parents and girlfriend. But primarily he spent time digging answers out of the dirt with McCormick at Trinity Forest. McCormick’s teaching center there is not fully finished, so the pair have been working under an awning of a temporary building, discussing swing theories just as they did when Spieth was a junior.

They’ve also utilized Trinity Forest’s new par-3 course and the Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw championship layout. Spieth says he owns the course record, a 66. “But my most impressive round here might be the 67 I shot after not touching a club for two weeks,” he said.

Few expected Spieth to exceed or rival his spectacular 2014-15 season when he ascended to No. 1 in the world with two major wins and seven victories overall. But his inconsistency in 2016 caught the golf world by surprise.

Among the highlights of his season were his eight-shot rout of the winners-only field at the Tournament of Champions in Maui, Hawaii, and a meaningful win at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, 30 miles from where he grew up.

But at the Masters Spieth stood on the 10th tee on Sunday with a five-shot lead and faltered, putting two balls in the water on the par-3 12th, ultimately finishing three strokes behind Danny Willett. In the three other majors he failed crack the top 10.

Asked what he needs to do differently in the 2017 majors, Spieth got straight to the point: “I’ve just got to do what I did in 2015.”

What was especially perplexing for Spieth and his team was the highs in his game were often followed so closely by lows. After winning in the Hawaii, his next two performances were a tie for 21st at Pebble Beach and a missed cut at Riviera.

In his first start after the Masters, he missed the cut at the Players. Two weeks later he won at Colonial. A week after that, he finished T-57 at the Memorial. He went 2-2-1 in the U.S.’s winning effort at the Ryder Cup but lost his Sunday singles match — a fitting representation of his uneven 2016 form.

Spieth said he has worked hard in recent weeks to improve his pitching game, especially shots from 60-75 yards out. (According to ShotLink, Spieth ranked 104th on Tour in approach shots from 50-125 yards in 2015-16, with an average proximity to the hole of about 18 feet.) “That’s one of the things Cam and I have really worked on,” Spieth said.

We’ll find out soon if the hard work — and time off — will pay off.

Source: Golf.com