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GOLF NEWS:
President George W. Bush to Host 4th Warrior Open Golf Tournament

The tournament, which will take place during the first week of October 2014 at Las Colinas Country Club in Dallas, will honor those who serve and sacrifice to defend the United States of America and will herald the many effective organizations that give their time, talents and resources to support the men and women of our military and their families.

Applications for the tournament must be submitted via http://www.bushcenter.org/warrioropen by July 18, 2014.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must have been seriously injured in the war on terror during post 9/11 combat; be active-duty, retired, or honorably discharged; provide a valid GHIN number verifying a Golf Handicap Index of 20 or below; and, submit all application requirements by the deadline.

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THIS WEEKS GOLF VIDEO:
How to react after a BAD golf shot!!



LAST WEEKS GOLF CHALLENGE:
What golfer set a PGA Tour record in 1945 by winning 18 tournaments?


Answer:
It was Brian Nelson who won 18 of 30 tournaments entered which included 11 consecutive games won.


GOLF TRIVIA CHALLENGE FOR THIS WEEK:

What Englishman broke his leg while teeing off during the 3rd round of the 1991 British Open?


Visit us next week to find out the answer.

DID YOU KNOW . . ? "Calamity Jane" was Bobby Jones' name for his favorite wooden-shafted bladed putter? It was made for him by the famous club maker Tom Stewart.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball."  Jack Lemmon


THE WORD FOR TODAY IS: Bogey
It is a stroke of 1 par over on a hole.








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TIPS FROM THE PROS:
Choosing The Right Putter:


Lets talk clubs. The putter is the most improtant club in your bag. It should be one that you are comfortable with. Having a comfortable and favorite putter often provides both confidence and better control.

Some things to consider when deciding on a putter include but are not limited to the following.
  • Determine the length of your putter according to the length of your arms, not your height. Typically, long arms equal a shorter putter; short arms equal a longer putter. Standard for men is 35 inches, while 33 inches is standard for women.

  • Decide whether you want an offset face or non-offset face. This is typically determined by choosing what is best for the individual-someone that naturally aims right will prefer an offset putter and the golfer that tends to aim left will prefer a non-offset putter.

  • Choose your style putter head-blade, mallet or traditional. The blade was the original style that has become less popular. The traditional style (a PING style putter) is still popular, but the mallet style is the most popular. Odyssey has made the mallet fashionable by introducing the "2-ball" putter. This makes lining up the putt easy by creating what looks like 3 golf balls in a row (the real ball and the 2-ball putter head).

  • Select the type of shafting you want, after you have decided on your head type. The 2 types of shafting are heel (or rear) shafting and center shafting.

  • Consider a non-traditional putter, because there are 2 other options-the "long putters" and the "belly putters." The "long putters" have become popular for players with back problems. The "belly putters" aid with alignment and control. The end of the grip rests firmly in the mid-section and provides stability for the putter head to move straight back and straight through.

  • You can also seek the advice and consult your local PGA/Professional in determining what is the best putter choice for your game.




FEATURED GOLFER:
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield starred in the 1980 movie "Caddy Shack." His portrayal of the boisterous golfer and tycoon Al Czervik at the Bushwood Country Club is a movie that has left an everlasting memory on golfers and any one who has seen the film . In one scene Al Czervik is irked by Judge Elihu Smails who was played by the late Ted Knight. Judge Smails takes so long to hit a shot that Al Czervik yells "Lets go! While we're young!" which joins another of Mr. Dangerfield's iconic phrase' "I don't get no respect."

Caddyshack was a huge break in film for Mr. Dangerfield. It helped him into starring roles in such films such as Easy Money, Back To School and Meet Wally Sparks .

The United States Golf Association (USGA) turned heads during a U.S. Open when it announced "While We're Young" as the theme of a new campaign to encourage more people to take up the game of golf or return to playing. Videos promoting the initiative included Arnold Palmer who uttered the famous line to Clint Eastwood.

Paula Creamer and Annika Sorenstam two well known golf professionals appeared in USGA promos saying, "While We're Young," while yanking at imaginary neckties similar to just as Dangerfield yanked at his tie during stand-up routines.

For more information about Rodney Dangerfield visit:
Rodney Dangerfield at IMDB.com

"My golf game is getting real good. Last week, I got through the windmill."

Rodney Dangerfield






COURSE OF THE WEEK:
Medal Of Honor Golf Course
Quantico, Virginia

This historic golf course which was originally called "The Officers' Club Golf Course" began in 1930 as a six-hole layout, probably built by Marine Corp construction personnel and grew into a nine-hole course with two tee boxes on each hole around 1934.

Instrumental in the course's development and later expansion to eighteen holes in the mid-1940s was Ernest Stanley, Course Superintendent from 1933, until he retired in 1976. After this expansion, the golf course became known as the "Quantico Golf Course." Although not an exceptionally long track, the rolling terrain creates subtle challenges for golfers of every skill level. The course is well marked with interval disks in the fairways, marker stakes, and yardage shown on the sprinkler heads. Some very skilled players in Northern Virginia consider this one of the area's better courses. The course is dedicated to the memory of Marines who have been awarded the nation's highest honor. In 1980, the "Quantico Golf Course" was renamed the "Medal of Honor Golf Course."

The Medal of Honor Golf Course has become a popular retreat for Commanders-in-Chief starting in the 1950s with President Dwight Eisenhower, an avid golfer, and including Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, George Bush and Bill Clinton. Golfers who tee it up here, find the Medal of Honor Golf Course a tight layout, placing a premium on shot-making in order to avoid mature trees, sand bunkers and water lining the sculptured Bermuda fairways. Landing areas that set up the best approach angle to the well-protected greens are uniformly small and hazard-lined. The small, contoured greens feature a mixture of several varieties of bent grasses, making putting somewhat complicated. The course is open all year to Active Duty and Retired military, DoD civilian employees, their family members, FBI Academy, National Guard and Reserve personnel.

Afterwards enjoy a visit at Mulligans Restuarant & Club House located at: 3313 Fuller Heights Road
703-784-2426

Mon-Fri: 0900-1800
Sat & Sun: 0630-1800

On Friday August 1st, 2014 the Chesty Puller VFW Post 1503 in Woodbridge Virginia will host the 30th Voice Of Democracy Golf Tournament. The tournament is open to retired, active duty, and eligible civillans.
Click here for more information and an entry form.

VFW Post 1503 helps to protect existing beneifts and any future ones that have been earned. Some of their activites include scholarship programs, raising funds for cancer aid research, aid and support for military members and their families who may be overseas just to name a few.

Joining a VFW Post gives a feeling of comradery unlike others among veterans and their spouses who have served overseas in time of war. If you would like to find out more information about VFW Post 1503 and are interested in membership; more information can be found here at:   www.vfwpost1503