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.
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
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!
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.
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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.
The Golden State Tour has chosen Dragonfly Golf Club to host the FRESNO OPEN in April of 2017. For more information please visit www.gstour.com
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Wow, we have a hard time shooting 58 in our scrambles! This was an incredible show fo talent and ability. It was amazing that he didn’t get in his own way mentally.
CROMWELL, Conn. — Jim Furyk has a place in PGA Tour history all to himself.
Three years after Furyk became the sixth player on tour with a 59, he took it even lower Sunday in the Travelers Championship with a 58.
Furyk bounced in an eagle from 135 yards on the third hole, ran off seven straight birdies around the turn and picked up his final birdie on the 16th hole with a 24-foot putt. He rolled in a short par putt on the final hole at TPC River Highlands, thrust his arms into the air and waved his cap to salute thousands of fans who had rushed to the amphitheater around the green.
Furyk said it felt “phenomenal” to break the record. “There’s a lot of rounds by a lot of great players ahead of me that have never reached 58,” he said, adding, “To have a little, small place in history is something you dream of.”
Furyk is the first player to shoot 58 on the PGA Tour, but Ryo Ishikawa, Shigeki Maruyama and Stephan Jaeger have reached the score in other circumstances. Furyk previously shot a 59 at Conway Farms in the second round of the 2013 BMW Championship with a bogey on his card.
Less than a dozen fans were watching Sunday when Furyk teed off at 8:41 a.m. He started the round 16 shots out of the lead, made his last putt before Golf Channel coverage began and finished three shots behind the winner, Russell Knox.
Furyk reached 11 under on the par-70 course with his seventh straight birdie at No. 12. He missed a 12-foot birdie attempt on the 14th hole, and after he nearly drove the par-4 15th, his 8-foot birdie putt lipped out.
The most pressure Furyk felt was after his final birdie, on No. 16. He still had two par 4s to navigate.
He acknowledged guiding the ball with his drive on No. 17, where he had hit the water earlier in the week. His approach was 40 feet beyond the flag, but he two-putted for par.
His drive on No. 18 hit the right side of the fairway, and his approach left him 29 feet to the right and below the hole. The attempt for birdie felt good, he said, but it slid by on the right about 2 feet past the hole. That is when Furyk knew he had the record.
“No one else can say they’ve done that out here on the PGA Tour,” he said. “It’s really special.”
Jim Furyk shoots first 58 in PGA Tour history at Travelers Championship
Jim Furyk becomes the first player to shoot a round of 58 on the
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Thank you to all who came and participated in our Short Course Event, December 6. Nearly 50 golf enthusiasts enjoyed discounted fees, food and drink specials, and more! Reminder: The new orange tees offer a course length just under 4,000 yards and is the perfect option for young and beginner golfers. The new short tees have been rated by the Northern California Golf Association and at a par 59 – can be a challenge even for the best golfers!