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Golf Tips: A little fun with Independence Day on the course

By: Shawn Kelly
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If you?re a golfer, I hope you get a bang out of this week?s cryptogram created with golf terms around the phrase Independence Day, July 4th to acknowledge and celebrate our national birthday on Wednesday. There are a few tips, some opinions and a modest attempt at humor. It?s an oldie, but a goodie so please enjoy! I love this game! Never give up. You never know, your next shot might just drop into the hole. Driver, definitely the longest club in the bag. Etiquette is an important part of respecting the game of golf. Press! If you?re a betting person you?ll understand. Execute your pre-shot routine before every shot. Noonan ? Do you remember Danny from Caddy Shack? Don?t forget to repair your ball marks and fix your divots. Expect some shots to not finish where you think they should. Nine holes can be played on the front or on the back, when you don?t have time for a full18. Chipping is easier if you setup with the ball off your back foot. Everyone can enjoy some aspect of golf, from playing to watching. It?s exciting! Dad introduced me to this great game. Appreciate your freedoms and those who sacrificed to give them to us. Yell FORE! If you it an errant shot toward other players. Junior golf programs are great summer activities for kids. Understand the rules of golf; they are there to help, not to hurt. Lakes are pretty to look at but they eat golf balls, so aim away from them. You?ll hit the ball farther and straighter with a balanced grip on the club. 4th putt. You?ll want to avoid this one! I hope you?ve enjoyed this little holiday-o-gram and have a safe Independence Day. Hopefully you?ll set off some spectacular golf score fireworks with your holiday celebration! Junior camps There?s a three-day junior camp July 24-29; from 9 a.m .to noon. Thursday from :30 to 10 a.m. will be a play day for ages 8 to 17 ? no clubs or experience needed. Fundamentals of the swing, short game and putting will be covered. There?ll be games and skills contests intended to enrich all attendees? experience. The cost is $60 per junior golfer. To sign up, call the golf shop at (530) 888-7888.