Golf Channel Amateur Golf Tour Results

 On January 13th, we hosted the Golf Channel Amateur Golf Tour CCA Kickoff Classic. It was a great day of golf with some fierce competition.

Click the button below to see the results!

Bryson DeChambeau sets tournament record score, wins Omega Dubai Desert Classic

Congrats to Bryson DeChambeau for his big win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic! We’re proud to have seen you grow so much & go so far in your golf career. Read about his big win in the article below.

Bryson DeChambeau shot a tournament record 24-under 264 to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by seven strokes this weekend at Emirates Golf Club. DeChambeau, who shot an 8-under 64 during Sunday’s final round, has now won four times in his last nine starts.

Ranked No. 5 in the world, DeChambeau had shot a pair of 6-under 66’s and a 4-under 68 before Sunday’s final round. Despite sitting at 16-under 200 through 54 holes, DeChambeau’s best golf in Dubai had yet to come. His final round score of 8-under 64 consisted of seven birdies, one eagle, and one bogey.

DeChambeau opened up his final round with three consecutive birdies before settling for par on the next six holes. Then, the 25-year-old DeChambeau finished with an eagle and birdie at the 10th and 11th holes following the turn for the back nine. However, his strong play was brought to a brief halt when he bogeyed at the 12th hole. But he quickly bounced back with a pair of back-to-back birdies at 13 and 14 before scoring his seventh and final birdie of the day at 17.

“I think it’s fantastic obviously,” DeChambeau said after his final round. “It’s great that anybody can tell you that you’ve done something good. I think it’s a little bit vindicating that I’m able to come out and have success like this on multiple tours. I’m very proud and happy and thankful as well.”

The previous tournament record had been set at last year’s event by Haotong Li, who shot 23-under to win. But this was Bryson’s weekend to dominate, as he finished in the top five in Strokes Gained for driving, long game, approach play, and putting.

In his last nine starts, DeChambeau has not finished outside of the top-20. His most recent victory came this past November at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. He now has seven professional wins after his first on the European Tour.

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How to handle a downhill lie and hit the green

If you play a lot of hilly courses, you’re already familiar with uneven lies, including those of the downhill variety. This tricky position—in which your leading foot is below your back foot at address—can be very challenging, especially from short fairway grass. To ensure solid contact and a pin-seeking approach shot from a downhill lie, you’ll need to make the following three basic setup changes.

SET SHOULDERS PARALLEL

Your normal iron setup won’t work for this lie—the clubhead will bottom out too soon and you’ll make contact with the ground behind the ball. Instead, hold your club across your shoulders and tilt your spine toward the target until the shaft matches the slope of the hill. Once your shoulders are parallel to the slope, move on to step 2.

MOVE YOUR WEIGHT TO YOUR DOWNHILL FOOT

It’s critical to make ball-first contact from this lie, so play the ball in the middle of your stance (or at least slightly farther back than normal) and shift about 75 percent of your weight to your front, or downhill, foot. This will encourage your body to move in the direction of the slope, rather than hang back.

TRACE THE SLOPE

Last, extend your arms through impact so that the clubhead travels as low to the slope as possible. By swinging on the same plane as the hill, you’ll ensure ball-first contact and a smooth, full finish— and maybe even a birdie opportunity.

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Try This Swing Thought For Smooth Fairway Woods

f you’re topping your fairway woods or can’t hit them above the tree line, chances are you’re not staying in your address posture when you swing the club. If it makes you feel a little better, it’s a common fault—one that I’m going to help you correct.

Before I give you a simple swing thought to get those shots soaring, let’s talk a little about why you might be struggling to hit a 3-wood off the deck. For most amateurs, it starts with the wrong mind-set.

This is a stressful situation, because it’s not a shot you practice a lot or face more than a handful of times each round. You’re not used to pulling it off, and that lack of positive experience can produce anxiety that results in a bad swing. Another reason you struggle with these shots? You’re trying too hard to rip one high and far down the fairway. Getting home in two on a par 5, or reaching the green on a long par 4, comes from making solid, center-face contact with the ball­—not from swinging full out or trying to add loft to the shot with some body English. So swing your fairway woods without tension, and that includes pace. Don’t rush down from the top of the backswing, and don’t straighten up in the through-swing thinking this will get the ball up. On the contrary, it usually leads to that worm-burner you’re used to hitting.

Posture is the primary culprit for line drives and topped shots. If you think of the club moving along an arc determined by your posture at address, the moment you straighten up, you change the arc. Good luck hitting it in the center of the face when you do that. Things happen too fast to make the necessary adjustments.

So if you’re in need of one swing thought to help flush your next fairway wood, think maintain my address posture through impact. Feel like the ball simply gets in the way of your swing. You’re not hitting at the ball, you’re swinging through the ball.

This thought will improve your mechanics, and clear some of the clutter out of your mind that led to that nervous, clunky, rigid swing. You’ll hit the shot like you’re swinging a wedge.

Rick Smith, a Golf Digest Teaching Professional, recently opened a new academy, the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center at Trump National Doral in Miami.

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8th Annual Golf Channel AM Tour Kickoff Classic

8th Annual Golf Channel AM Tour Kickoff Classic at Dragonfly Golf Club

Sunday | January 13th, 2019

Join us on Sunday, January 13th for the 8th Annual Golf Channel AM Tour Kickoff Classic at Dragonfly Golf Club!

Details

  • 12 flights, all handicaps & ages can participate.
    • Men & women compete together from different tees
    • Compete against players of the same ability in your flight
  • Play some of the best golf courses in your region!
  • No strokes! All tournament play Is conducted at scratch
  • Tour membership good for 12 months from whenever you 1st join.
    • Includes a USGA handicap

For more info, visit www.GCAMTour.com

Open Flight

Championship 0-3.9
Palmer4.0-7.9
Hogan8.0-11.9
Saracen12.0-15.9
Jones16.0-19.9
Snead20+

Senior Flight (55+)

Senior Championship 0-3.9
Senior Palmer4.0-7.9
Senior Hogan8.0-11.9
Senior Saracen12.0-15.9
Senior Jones16.0-19.9
Senior Snead20+

Contact

Steve Neer- Tour Director | Central CA/Central Coast
559-360-2720
Sneer@GCAMTour.com

Today is the last day of our sale!

Today, 12/31, is the last day of our Holiday Sale!

Didn’t get the gift you wanted this Christmas? There’s still time to shop our Holiday Sale!
Shop online or stop by our Pro Shop to save!  

 

VIP Golf Certificates

Includes Cart – No Time Restrictions – No Expiration

Sold until 12/31/18 or until sold out

  • 2 rounds for $100
  • 4 rounds for $180

Visit our store at DragonflyGolfClub.com or purchase in person
Certificates valid for redemption beginning 1/1/19

Range Ball Sale

Sold until 12/31/18 or until sold out

Purchase range balls at Dragonfly before 2019 and save; The perfect Christmas gift for the golfer who loves to practice!

  • 15 large buckets of balls for $100
  • 25 large buckets of balls for $150

(normal price $12 per bucket)

Terms & Conditions

  • Each large bucket contains roughly 100 balls
  • This special offer must be purchased before 1/1/19 and is limited and may sell out
  • Purchaser will receive either 15 or 25 individual range bucket passes
  • Passes do not expire
  • Passes are valid any day any time as long as the range is open and available
  • Offer may be purchased in person or in our online store
  • Online purchases can be pick up or mailed within 24 hours of purchase

Pro Shop merchandise

Offers expire on 1/1/19

Golf Balls on Sale

  • Bridgestone E6 $21.99 per Dozen
  • Bridgestone Tour B – 2 dozen for $70
  • Callaway Supersoft –  2 dozen for $35
  • Titleist ProV1 & ProV1x $41.99 per dozen

Bag Blowout!

  • Cart bags $125
  • Stand bags $100

GOLF Top 100 Teacher: This foolproof shot near the green will help you save more pars

You’re 50 yards from the green. The wind is up. You could play your standard pitch, but good luck if you put too much loft on the shot—the wind could knock the ball down, carry it too far or blow it sideways.

Your best option here is the bump-and-run.

And to make the shot that much easier to pull off, hit it with a hybrid.

The heavy weight of a hybrid allows you to make a smaller, more controlled swing but still generate ample distance to get the ball all the way to the target. The setup is very traditional: Grip down a few inches, narrow your stance and set a tad more weight over your front foot.

All you have to do now is make a simple little swing—just a little longer than what you’d use for a chip shot—with the club almost always staying below hip level. There′s not much that can go wrong. Even if you don′t make solid contact, the ball will typically roll out the correct distance. It′s a very low-maintenance shot and a great option to have in your bag when the trouble is long of the green.

– Kellie Stenzel, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Fla. and Palm Beach C.C., Palm Beach, Fla.

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🎄 Christmas is almost here…

Open on Christmas Day!

Golf will be available in the morning.
Gifts will be available until the middle of the afternoon.  

Christmas is almost here & we’re here to help you find the perfect gift. Check out our new specials below in addition to our sale on golf certificates!

VIP Golf Certificates

Includes Cart – No Time Restrictions – No Expiration

Sold until 12/31/18 or until sold out

  • 2 rounds for $100
  • 4 rounds for $180

Visit our store at DragonflyGolfClub.com or purchase in person
Certificates valid for redemption beginning 1/1/19

Range Ball Sale

Purchase range balls at Dragonfly before 2019 and save; The perfect Christmas gift for the golfer who loves to practice!

  • 15 large buckets of balls for $100
  • 25 large buckets of balls for $150

(normal price $12 per bucket)

Terms & Conditions

  • Each large bucket contains roughly 100 balls
  • This special offer must be purchased before 1/1/19 and is limited and may sell out
  • Purchaser will receive either 15 or 25 individual range bucket passes
  • Passes do not expire
  • Passes are valid any day any time as long as the range is open and available
  • Offer may be purchased in person or in our online store
  • Online purchases can be pick up or mailed within 24 hours of purchase

Pro Shop merchandise

Offers expire on 1/1/19

Golf Balls on Sale

  • Bridgestone E6 $21.99 per Dozen
  • Bridgestone Tour B – 2 dozen for $70
  • Callaway Supersoft –  2 dozen for $35
  • Titleist ProV1 & ProV1x $41.99 per dozen

Bag Blowout!

  • Cart bags $125
  • Stand bags $100

There’s still time to take advantage of our Golf Certificate Sale!

Save through December 25 or until we’re sold out!

  • 4 rounds for $100
  • 8 rounds for $175
  • Regularly priced holiday e-gift cards

Certificates may be picked up or mailed within 24 hours of purchase.
See product info on product page for details & restrictions.

New Holiday Specials- In-store & Online!

Range Ball Sale

Purchase range balls at Dragonfly before 2019 and save; The perfect Christmas gift for the golfer who loves to practice!

  • 15 large buckets of balls for $100
  • 25 large buckets of balls for $150

(normal price $12 per bucket)

Terms & Conditions

  • Each large bucket contains roughly 100 balls
  • This special offer must be purchased before 1/1/19 and is limited and may sell out
  • Purchaser will receive either 15 or 25 individual range bucket passes
  • Passes do not expire
  • Passes are valid any day any time as long as the range is open and available
  • Offer may be purchased in person or in our online store
  • Online purchases can be pick up or mailed within 24 hours of purchase

 

Pro Shop merchandise

Golf Balls on Sale

  • Bridgestone E6 $21.99 per Dozen
  • Bridgestone Tour B – 2 dozen for $70
  • Callaway Supersoft –  2 dozen for $35
  • Titleist ProV1 & ProV1x $41.99 per dozen

Bag Blowout!

  • Cart bags $125
  • Stand bags $100

Come see us!

Dragonfly Golf Club
43369 AVENUE 12
MADERA, CA
93636

(559) 432-3020​

There’s still time to take advantage of our online Holiday Sale!

Save through December 25 or until we’re sold out!

  • 4 rounds for $100
  • 8 rounds for $175
  • Regularly priced holiday e-gift cards

Certificates may be picked up or mailed within 24 hours of purchase.
See product info on product page for details & restrictions.

There’s still time to take advantage of our Holiday Sale!

Our 12 Round Special is sold out, but we still have 4 & 8 Round Specials available!

Our Holiday Sale runs through the holiday season or until we’re sold out, so buy yours today!

° 4 rounds for $100
° 8 rounds for $175

 *$18 per person per round cart fee not included (walking is allowed)

° ROUNDS HAVE NO EXPIRATION DATE °
° ROUNDS ARE VALID ANY DAY AFTER 10:30 AM °

  • These rounds will be distributed in the form individual golf certificates
  • Certificates will be mailed at no cost, however may also be picked up upon request
  • Certificates may be redeemed one at a time or in multiples up to four per tee-time
  • Certificates must be presented check-in in order to receive discounts
  • Certificates are not valid for tee-times scheduled before 10:30 AM (no exceptions)
  • Purchases may not be made over the phone or in person –  this is an online offer only
  • No refunds or replacements will be offered for unused or lost certificates
  • Rain checks or discounts will not be offered for incomplete rounds (no exceptions)
  • This offer is limited and thus certificates may sell-out at any time

Or as another option, choose one of our e-gift cards below! These electronic gift cards cards are quick and easy, as they are processed and emailed to the purchaser….no snail mail required.

E-gift cards are also nice because they can be used to purchase any item or service at Dragonfly Golf Club, other than golf lessons.