Sometimes you just need to take time off from work and go play some golf. At least that's what Molly Schnagl did this year.
If you happened to see two young boys hitting golf balls at the driving range or practicing at the putting green this summer at North Oaks Golf Club, chances are it was 12-year-old Christian Goralski and his 10-year-old brother Ryan. "It's just kind of fun to bike up there," Ryan says. "We don't live far from the course. And it's easier than waiting for my parents to get home."
Every golfer strives for pars and birdies. And every golfer loves a challenge. So, what can make those pars and birdies even more special? Scoring them on a course’s most challenging hole. At North Oaks Golf Club, the most challenging hole is No. 2 — a long par 4 (a par 5 for the forward tee players). It is a significant challenge, and according to North Oaks First Assistant Golf Professional Nick Sage, the challenge starts right out of the gate.
For many amateur players, hitting out of a bunker is cause for great consternation. While the pros consider escaping from a greenside bunker preferable to hitting from deep rough, the rest of us often hope to miss bunkers at all costs. It shouldn’t be that way. With some sound tips and a lot of practice, we should be able to hit the perfect bunker shot and have no fear of a trip to “the beach.”