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                                                    Sunday, April 1, 2007
                                                               Section E



                                            Dropping
                                            the clubs
                                               Barry Cheesman
                                             leaves golf career to
                                            become baseball scout


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Complete schedule                                 Where
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                                                     Guide to
                                                 Galesburg -area
          Pete Boynton, 6-time individual
                  All-City Golf champion
                                                  golf courses
E2              The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.                         Sunday, April 1, 2007

                                                                                                                    GOLF GUIDE 2007

Lure of diamond pulls Cheesman off golf tour
Galesburg native                                          way back. It’s a tough frater-
                                                          nity to break into.”
                                                                                                                     to the pros. Then, the learn-
                                                                                                                     ing process started over.
                                                                                                                                                                         “I think I overachieved a
                                                                                                                                                                      little bit,” said Cheesman. “I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Galesburg Pioneer drafted by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Philadelphia Phillies in
ends 20-year career                                         Never a big winner in any                                  “I thought I played good but
                                                                                                                                                                      met a lot of great people and
                                                                                                                                                                      played a lot of great courses.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the 29th round in 2004. After
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      only two years in the minors,
                                                          of the circuits he played,                                 when I got out there, I found
playing pro golf                                          Cheesman                                                   out I wasn’t event close,” said                    “I would have liked to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Aaron gave up baseball for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a career with an investment
                                                          leaves the golf                                            Cheesman. “It took a few                         have won a PGA event but I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      firm.
          BY MIKE TRUEBLOOD                               game with no                                               years to get over the hump.”                     didn’t. Still, I don’t think I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        According to his dad,
              The Register-Mail                           regrets    and                                                                                              fell short.”
                                                                                                                       Cheesman always hit the                                                                        there’s no chance his son, a
                                                          over $1.6 mil-
                                                                                                                     long ball — he was regularly                       Now if you see Cheesman                       talented young golfer, will
  GALESBURG — Profes-                                     lion in career
                                                                                                                     ranked among the PGA’s top                       on the golf course, it will                     make the jump he once did.
sional life has come full circle                          earnings.
                                                                                                                     drivers — and his iron play                      probably be in July when he
for Galesburg native Barry                                                                                                                                                                                              Just like at age 47, Chees-
                                                            “When I start-                                           was also an asset. But his                       scouts the Peoria Chiefs, Bur-
Cheesman.                                                                                                                                                                                                             man won’t be tempted to try
                                                          ed, if you had                                             improvement was tied to hit-                     lington Bees and Quad City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      to seniors tour when he turns
  The 1977 Galesburg High                                 told me I’d play     Cheesman                              ting his drives straighter and                   Swing for a month.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      50.
School graduate was drafted                               for 20 years, I’d                                          getting more consistent on
                                                                                                                                                                        His favorite playing part-                      “I’m not thinking about it
by the St. Louis Cardinals                                have been very happy,” said                                the greens.
                                                                                                                                                                      ner these days is his son,                      right how,” said Cheesman.
right out of high school and                              Cheesman. “I didn’t have a
                                                                                                                       Early in his career, Chees-                    Aaron, a former Florida State                   “I’m very happy with what
played minor league baseball                              great career, but I didn’t have
                                                                                                                     man got to play with golf-                       University baseball star and                    I’m doing.”
for four years before making                              a bad one either.”
                                                                                                                     ers he admired like Fred
the difficult transition into                               Especially for a guy who                                 Couples and Andy Bean. “I
pro golf in 1986.                                         never took a golf lesson until                             pretty much looked up to all
                                                          four or five years into his pro                            the guys out on tour,” said
  Late last summer, Chees-                                career. He’d played golf in                                Cheesman. “All in all, the
man called a halt to a 20-year                            his younger days at Bunker                                 guys playing are pretty good
golf career that saw him not                              Links Golf Course, but didn’t                              guys.
only play on the PGA Tour,                                get serious until he moved to
but on circuits like the Ben                                                                                           Later in his career, he got
                                                          Florida.
Hogan, Nationwide, Buy.Com                                                                                           an up-close look at the tal-
and Nike.                                                   “Living in Florida, I                                    ent of Tiger Woods. “He’s
                                                          played golf year-round,” said                              probably the best golfer I”ve
  Baseball               came            calling          Cheesman. “I played golf in                                ever seen,” said Cheesman.
again.                                                    Galesburg as a kid, but I only                             “Maybe the best ever.”                                20% OFF All Polarized Sunwear
  “It wasn’t a tough decision                             played four or five months a
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to make,” said Cheesman,                                                                                             Cheesman lists winning two                                                                                             the American Board
who works as a fulltime scout                               “I played more and more                                  Nationwide events at the top                                                                                           of Opticianry with 27
for the Houston Astros from                               when I moved to Florida and                                of the list, along with a third-                                                                                       years of experience
his home base in Sarasota,                                I played competitively, which                              place finish in the Anheiser-                                                                       430 N. Henderson St., Galesburg
Fla. “I was actually looking to                           I’d never done.”                                           Busch Tournament in 1998,                                                                              between Allstate and American Family
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ball for a couple of years.                                 Cheesman’s success in local
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                                                          and state events gave him the
   “You’ve got to work your                               confidence to make the leap

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                                                                       GOLF GUIDE 2007

                                                                                                   The net results
                                                                           Chase took 2006 All-City title, may move up
                                                                                    BY BILL FORD                (the All-City) that is where I                        Chase said the low-net divi-
                                                                                   The Register-Mail            have always started until felt                      sion is competitive among the
                                                                             GALESBURG            — Kevin       like I was comfortable.”                            golfers, but players are mostly
                                                                           Chase didn’t feel comfortable           Chase said he has played                         playing to have fun rather
                                                                           competing with Galesburg’s           golf since he was a kid, but                        than to win it.
                                                                           best golfers when he first           he doesn’t have as much time                          “We just go out with the
                                                                           started playing in the All-City      to play as some of the guys                         attitude that we are going to
                                                                           tournament.                          playing in the championship                         go out and have fun,” Chase
                                                                             Rather than play in the            flight. He said most of the                         said. “We look at it this way;
                                                                           championship           division,     players in the low-net division                     we are not trying to make
                                                                           Chase elected to compete in          have played for years, but they                     a living out of what we are
                                                                           the low-net division where           don’t have the opportunity to                       doing. We just go out and
                                                                           he has played the past seven         polish their games like the                         enjoy it. Most of the guys you
                                                                           years before finally taking          championship players.                               are playing with are kind of
                                                                           the All-City net division title         “I think most of them                            relaxed and not intense. They
                                                                           last year.                           have been playing a while.                          just go out and have fun.”
                                                                             Chase, who played to a             There are a couple guys that                          Chase said he likes having
                                                                           nine handicap last year, won         might have taken it up eight                        a separate division for the
                                                                           the division in a three-way          or 12 years ago,” Chase said.                       handicap golfers, but said he
                                                                           playoff.                             “A lot of them don’t get to                         has been disappointed in the
                                                                             The All-City tournament            play enough to where they                           amount of people that sign
                                                                           committee decided to add             can work on their game and
                                                                           the low-net division in 2000         improve like some people.”                                                       See NET, Page E4
                                                                           to accommodate more golf-
                                                                           ers regardless of their skill
                                                                           levels. In the low-net division,
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                                                                           District Golf Association.
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E4        The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.     Sunday, April 1, 2007

                                                                                   GOLF GUIDE 2007

New look for Hend-Co Hills                                                                                                     Name
                                                                                                                                          PGA T F- C P
                                                                                                                                     Through March 25
                                                                                                                                           Points YTD Money
                                                                                                                           1. Vijay Singh 11,845 $2,748,463
                                                                                                                                                                 20. Bart Bryant 3,861 $902,393
                                                                                                                                                                 21. Sergio Garcia 3,494 $867,890
                                                                                                                                                                 22. Rocco Mediate 3,448 $750,650
Ex-Lake Bracken pro                 from where it currently sits
                                    back to where it operated
                                                                                         “They don’t really utilize
                                                                                       the camping area as much            2. C.Howell III 11,584 $2,427,478     23. K.J. Choi 3,445 $786,799
buys his own course                 when HendCo was a country
                                    club. The old clubhouse build-
                                                                                       as they could. We are going
                                                                                       to try and get some campers
                                                                                                                           3. Tiger Woods 10,044 $2,467,058
                                                                                                                           4. Phil Mickelson 7,976 $1,768,988
                                                                                                                                                                 24. Jose Coceres 3,292 $805,295
                                                                                                                                                                 25. K. Sutherland 3,270 $712,128
          BY BILL FORD              ing, which had facilities for                      down there,” Bizzari said. “A       5. John Rollins 7,662 $1,738,316      26. John Senden 3,205 $681,002
         The Register-Mail          food and beverage services,                        lot of the other campgrounds        6. Aaron Baddeley 6,976 $1,653,629    27. Boo Weekley 3,063 $700,825
   BIGGSVILLE — Starting            has stood vacant on the prop-                      in the area are pretty healthy.     7. M. Calcavecchia 6,581 $1,417,408   28. David Toms 2,963 $703,253
this season, golfers at Hend-       erty for years and Bizzari said                    There is no reason Hend-Co          8. Robert Allenby 5,858 $1,342,315    29. Adam Scott 2,892 $720,546
Co Hills golf club should start     it is the ideal place for golfers                  shouldn’t be either with a
                                    to come in and relax.                              golf course sitting there.”         9. Geoff Ogilvy 5,772 $1,514,230      30. Justin Rose 2,837 $648,270
noticing a new look to the                                                                                                 10. Mark Wilson 5,445 $1,214,558      31. Davis Love III 2,768 $663,622
place.                                 “They use it as a banquet                         Bizzari said there are no
                                    hall and it probably seats 120                     tentative plans, but eventu-        11. Henrik Stenson 5,287 $1,481,058   32. Fred Funk 2,613 $717,000
   Cory Bizzari, former golf
pro at Lake Bracken Country         people. It’s just a big open                       ally the layout of the course       12. Paul Goydos 5,103 $1,118,311      33. Vaughn Taylor 2,556 $571,587
Club in Galesburg, recently         building. We are going to add                      itself will be changed also.        13. C. Hoffman 4,975 $1,028,609       34. Camilo Villegas 2,501 $549,857
bought the Hend-Co Hills golf       onto it, tie it on to a bar and                      “In time we are going to          14. Heath Slocum 4,579 $983,691X      35. B. Snedeker 2,492 $532,205
course and campgrounds and          grill and build a little golf                      modernize it,” Bizzari said.        15. T. Immelman 4,522 $1,242,597      36. Stephen Ames 2,379 $620,000
said he is going to be making       shop in it,” Bizzari said.                                                             16. Jeff Quinney 4,515 $986,475       37. Lucas Glover 2,340 $546,545
some changes.                          “The golfers right now don’t                    Miller Lake Bracken’s new pro
                                    really have a place to go in                                                           17. Luke Donald 4,347 $995,309        38. Pat Perez 2,283 $495,600
   The course is probably                                                                J.R. Miller replaced Bizzari      18. B. Wetterich 4,206 $1,129,498     39. Ernie Els 2,280 $495,650
best known as home for Todd         and sit down and watch the
                                    game after they get done golf-                     as the golf pro at Lake Brack-      19. Jim Furyk 4,014 $916,425          40. J.B. Holmes 2,180 $506,575
Hamilton, 2004 British Open                                                            en Country Club.
champion, who grew up play-         ing. They are not set up for
                                    food and beverage so we are                          Miller has been the assis-
ing the course back when it                                                            tant golf pro under Bizzari
was just a 9-hole layout.           going to set it up for food and
                                    beverage.”                                         for the past three years.
   “I’ve been looking for the                                                          Bizzari said the transition
last two or three years at golf        As for the current club-
                                    house, Bizzari said it will be                     between pros shouldn’t be a
courses at the possibility of                                                          big one.
buying,” Bizzari said. “Every-      transformed into a mainte-
                                    nance shop to store all of the                       “It will be a real good fit. It
thing I have looked at has                                                             will make the transition easy
been a long ways away and           course’s equipment.
                                       Along with the old club-                        with the members,” Bizzari           Be Prepared and Make
I didn’t want to move away
from the area.                      house, Bizzari said he is going                    said. “He knows the schedule
                                                                                       of events down there. He will
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                                    to resurrect the campgrounds
   “I’m going to change it up a
little bit.”                        at HendCo.                                         do a good job.”                        is Operating at it’s
   Among his first changes to                                                                                               PEAK PERFORMANCE.
the public course just outside
Biggsville, Bizzari said he is
going to move the clubhouse

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people have played.
   “I just wish they could get
more people to play. I think it
would be better,” Chase said.
“I think a lot of them don’t
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                                                                    GOLF GUIDE 2007

Improved short game leads to better scores
        CHERYL WALKER                                                                                                                                          the green. What causes bad
       Copley News Service                                                                                                                                     chipping is golfers try to get
  Not everyone can be a Tiger                                                                                                                                  the club under the ball and
Woods, but most amateur golf-                                                                                                                                  instead hit the ground first
ers want to play better. There                                                                                                                                 causing the ball to go nowhere
are many ways to get a better                                                                                                                                  — or they hit the top of the
golf score.                                                                                                                                                    ball. To correct the chip shot,
  According to golf pro Jea-                                                                                                                                   try shortening the backswing.
nette Gilliand, a Ladies Profes-                                                                                                                                  The backswing can be
sional Golf Association mem-                                                                                                                                   shortened by choking down
ber, the short game is the best                                                                                                                                on the club, narrowing the
way to improve the score.                                                                                                                                      stance, standing closer to the
  “No one ever wants to look                                                                                                                                   ball, breaking the left wrist
bad on the golf course,” said                                                                                                                                  and keeping the right elbow
Gilliand. “Men and women                                                                                                                                       close to the side. It also helps
are different. Men just want                                                                                                                                   to envision the shot and make
to be able to hit it as far as                                                                                                                                 a practice swing.
they can while women just                                                                                                                                         Putting is another way to
want to hit it straight. It’s the                                                                                                                              improve your score. Even the
short game where you can                                                                                                                                       pros will think they have an
really drop your score.”                                                                                                                                       easy putt and end up muffing
  The short game means                                                                                                                                         it. Constantly work on your
concentrating on putting and                                                                                                                                   aim and make sure you have
chip shots.                                                                                                                                                    a good putter.
  One of the best ways to
improve is work with a golf                                                                                                            Copley News Service        There is no better way to
pro or certified instructor.        Practicing putting will help improve your short game. Constantly work on your aim and make sure you                        improve than to practice, prac-
But there are plenty of things      have a good putter.                                                                                                        tice, practice. Go to the driving
a player can do on his own.                                                                                                                                    range. For good putting exer-
  “Books are really helpful,”                                                                                                                                  cise, frequent miniature golf
Gilliand said. “Look at the         pressure off of yourself, and      sideration how far it will roll                Work on the chip shot. The               courses. Professional golfer
pictures and read all you can.      you’ll aways have the chance       and how the course slopes.                   biggest mistakes in chipping               Ben Hogan was quoted as say-
There are so many good books        to save a stroke,” he wrote in       Focus on fundamentals like                 are the fat chip that doesn’t              ing “Every day you don’t hit
and they cover every aspect         the first chapter of his book.     the setup. Playing a good golf               go anywhere and the thin                   balls is one day longer it takes
of the golf game.”                  “Those strokes add up.”            game is like putting a chain                 chip that goes too far across              you to get better.”
  Marshall Smith, who has             To have a successful short       together. If there’s a bad link
been teaching golf for more         game there are two things to       in the chain, the following
than 50 years, is the author        remember — plan and execu-         one will be affected.
of “A Lifetime of Lessons”          tion.                                Balance is important in the
(Triumph Books, $19.95).              Smith advises defining           golfer’s swing so concentrate
When teaching students, his         your shot before you play it,      on proper posture and foot
first lesson focuses on their       designating a target area that     placement, and good balance
short game.                         will lead to the easiest putt.     will be created. The setup
  “By developing a short game       Determine where you plan to        also helps control the direc-
that you can trust, you’ll take     land the ball, taking into con-    tion of the shot.




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                                                                      GOLF GUIDE 2007

Innovative hybrids a driving force on the links
They combine irons,                                                                                          accomplished players prefer a
                                                                                                             more compact head design.
                                                                                                                                                two tungsten-polymer fused
                                                                                                                                                inserts. That’s almost 60 per-
woods in design                                                                                                The shape and size of the
                                                                                                                                                cent more adjustable weight
                                                                                                                                                in the club head than in the
        PAUL R. HUARD                                                                                        new Big Bertha Heavenwood          leading adjustable weight
       Copley News Service                                                                                   hybrids address both these         hybrid.
                                                                                                             concerns while providing the
  With all the talk of hybrids                                                                               added distance of fairway            Nickent has used this new
abounding, some might think                                                                                  woods and the accuracy and         weight scheme to create a
this is a new idea ready to                                                                                  workability of irons.              club that is perfectly weight-
take the world by storm.                                                                                                                        ed to the extreme heel and toe
                                                                                                               Available in five lofts corre-   for the straightest and most
  It has — in the world of                                                                                   sponding to the 1-iron through     forgiving setup.
golf. For the last three years,                                                                              5-iron,    the    Heavenwood
hybrid clubs have been the                                                                                   hybrids feature a low profile        This unique feature gives
talk of the 19th hole, a mira-                                                                               that creates an extremely low      Nickent the ability to make
cle cure for golfers who need                                                                                center of gravity and patented     the DC Ironwood the same
help with their hits.                                                                                        Callaway Golf technologies         shape as the Tour favorite
                                                                                                             that produce unique design         3DX Ironwood, while increas-
  Developed to help deal with                                                                                and performance advantages         ing the moment of inertia by
another kind of energy crisis                                                                                to the clubs.                      25 percent.
— the one in your game —
hybrid clubs are a category of                                                                                 The hybrids feature an elon-       The 3DX DC Ironwood has
clubs that combine elements                                                                                  gated, low-profile head design     14 hybrid lofts, one club every
of both woods and irons into                                                                                 that dramatically lowers the       1.5 degrees from 14 degrees to
their design.                                                                                                center of gravity for ease in      26 degrees.
                                                                                                             getting the ball airborne.
  Combining the elements                                                                                                                          This hybrid system allows
has produced technical fea-                                                                                    This also promotes clean         the golfer to attain the opti-
tures that aid in getting the                                                                                contact with the ball in vari-     mum distance control and
ball airborne, reduce the                                                                                    ous turf conditions ranging        trajectory.
effects of bad contact with                                                                                  from tight lies to deep rough.
                                                                                                                                                  With this new system, there
the ball and generally help                                                                                    The standard steel shaft is      will be no distance gaps in
golfers (particularly begin-                                                                                 the Big Bertha Uniflex, avail-     your bag and no confusion on
ners) with their play.                                                                                       able in light, regular, firm and   what club your hybrid actu-
  Most hybrids are designed                                                                                  strong flexes. The suggested       ally replaces. The suggested
to replace long irons such as                                                                                retail price is $200.              retail prices are $109 with a
the 2-, 3-, 4- and sometimes                                                                                    Nickent 3DX Ironwood           steel shaft, $149 with a graph-
5-irons in a golfer’s bag. You                                                                               DC: To create an even hotter       ite shaft.
can even purchase hybrid                                                                                     and more forgiving hybrid,
sets; the long irons (typically                                                                                                                   The         Web         site
                                                                                                             Nickent thinned the face of        www.golftestusa.com has a
3- and 4-irons) are replaced                                                           Copley News Service   the 3DX DC.
with utility clubs designed         Callaway Golf promotes its Big Bertha Heavenwood hybrids as ‘your                                           page dedicated to reviews and
to hit the ball the same dis-       go-to clubs.’                                                              A special plasma welding         test of various hybrid clubs.
tances, but with greater for-                                                                                process was used to help           Check it for more informa-
giveness and other built-in                                                                                  redistribute the weight to         tion.
                                    at local courses. “It replaces a   lofted fairway woods can be           the extreme perimeters of
game-improving features.            traditional long iron by giving    a strong alternative to long          the club head. Forty grams
  “There really is only one         the player more reliability.”      irons, certain average golf-          of weight were moved down           Visit Copley News Service at
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                                                                                              The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.   Sunday, April 1, 2007       E7

                                                           GOLF GUIDE 2007
                      Guide to Galesburg-area golf courses
  Bunker Links Golf Course       Laurel Greens Golfers Club     The Windmills Golf Course      18 holes weekends. $10 for            Biggsville.
          Galesburg                       Knoxville                          Rio               nine holes, $15 for 18 holes          Phone — (309) 627-2779
Public 18 ... 6,036 yards ...   Public 36 ... West 18, 6,703   Public 9 ... 2,106 yards ...    for seniors Monday through            Fees — $16 for nine holes
par 71                          yards, par 72 ... East/South   par 32                          Friday except holidays. $12           weekdays with cart. $24 for
Located — Lincoln Park.         18, 6,397 yards, par 72        Located — 14 miles north        juniors. $16 for unlimited            18 holes weekdays with cart.
Phone — (309) 344-1818                                         of Galesburg, three miles       walking after 1 p.m., $24             $18 for nine holes weekends
                                Located — 1.5 miles east of
Fees — 18 hole rates: $17                                      west of U.S. 150. Watch for     with cart.                            and holidays with cart. $26
                                Knoxville on Route 150.
before noon, $13 noon to 3                                     directional signs.              Season pass — $575 five-              for 18 holes weekends and
                                Phone — (309) 289-4146         Phone — (309) 972-5321          day, $775 seven-day.
p.m., $10 after 3 p.m. $10                                                                                                           holidays with cart. Seniors
for nine holes.                 Fees — $10 for nine holes,     Fees — $10 for nine holes,      Carts — $6 per person for             $14 for nine holes with cart,
Season pass — $380 age 64       $14 for 18 holes weekdays.     $14 for 18 holes. $2 off        nine holes, $10 per person            $20 for 18 holes with cart.
and under. $265 associates.     $11 for nine holes, $15 for    for juniors and seniors on      for 18 holes. $6 for nine             Season pass — $385 single.
$40 for each additional         18 holes weekends.             weekdays.                       holes $8 for 18 holes for             $525 family. $200 juniors.
family member. $340 age 65      Season pass — $350 adults.     Carts — $7 for nine holes,      seniors.                              Carts — $575 single season
and over. $205 juniors.         $475 couples. $100 under       $11 for 18 holes.               Golf pro — Matt Ewing.                cart lease. $600 family cart
Carts — 18 holes rates: $13     18.                            Season pass — $350 adults.                                            lease.
before noon, $11 noon to 3      Carts — $5 per person for      $560 couples. $320 juniors                                            PGA golf pro — Cory Bizarri.
p.m., $9 after 3 p.m. $7 per    nine holes, $10 per person     and seniors.                          Lake Calhoun
person for nine holes.          for 18 holes.                  Owners — Jamie and Barb                   Galva
                                Manager — Clyde Raible.        Scott.                       Private 9 ... 3,132 yards ...
                                                                                                                                         Swan Creek Golf Club
                                                                                            par 36
                                                                                            Located — Seven miles                                  Avon
 Lake Bracken Country Club                                                                                                           Public 9 ... 3,401 yards ...
                                                                   Oak Run Golf Club        south of Galva on Illinois 17.
          Galesburg              Gibson Woods Golf Course                                                                            par 36
                                                                        Dahinda             Phone — (309) 995-3343
Private 18 ... 6,229 yards ...             Monmouth                                                                                  Located — Seven miles west
                                                              Public 18 ... 6,109 yards ... Fees — With member (max
par 71                          Public 18 ... 6,239 yards ... par 71                                                                 of Avon. Take Hospital Road
                                                                                            of five times per year) or
Located — Off Seminary          par 71                                                                                               off Illinois 41.
                                                              Located — Off U.S. 150, two Mondays and Friday (open
Street, 4.5 miles south of                                                                                                           Phone — (309) 465-3127
                                Located — Monmouth Park.      miles north of Appleton on    to public) $18 for 18 holes,
Galesburg.
                                Phone — (309) 734-9968        County Highway 12.            $10 for nine holes. With                 Fees — $15 for nine holes
Phone — (309) 343-5915
                                Fees — $17 for weekdays,      Phone — (309) 289-6481        lung card, $15 for 18 holes              weekdays with cart. $20 for
Fees — Non-members
                                $19 for weekends. Twilight    Fees — $11 for nine holes,    and a cart.                              18 holes weekdays with cart.
pay $25 guest fee with a
                                rates after 1 p.m. $14 for    $16 for 18 holes weekdays. Carts — $10 for 18 holes,                   $15 for nine holes weekends
member for 18 holes.
                                18 holes.                     $12 for nine holes, $17       $5 for nine holes.                       with cart. $22 for 18 holes
Carts — $13 for 18 holes.                                     for 18 holes weekends and     Managers — Rogena                        weekends with cart.
Golf pro — J.R. Millar.         Season pass — $360 adults.
                                                              holidays after 4 p.m.         Lumberry and Ruth Ann                    Season pass — $325
                                $515 couples. $660 family.
                                                              Season pass — $410 adults. Talbot.                                     adults. $475 couples. $225
                                $295 seniors. $460 senior
                                                              $565 couples. $365 seniors.                                            college. $195 high school.
   Soangetaha Country Club      couples. $175 juniors.
                                                              $530 senior couples. $125                                              $120 grade school.
           Galesburg            Carts — $13 for 18 holes.     juniors.                      Wee-Ma-Tuk Hill Country Club
                                $10 cart after 1 p.m.                                                                                Owners — Kent and Ellen
Private 18 ... 6,522 yards ...                                Carts — $6 per person                      Cuba                        Westfall.
par 72                          Golf pro — Randy Briggs.      for nine holes, $11 for 18    Private 18 ... 6,486 yards ...
Located — At Lake Rice, east of                               holes. $450 season cart       par 72
I-74 and north of Main Street.                                rental.                       Located — Illinois 97 near                  Shaw Creek Golf Course
Phone — (309) 342-5410            Monmouth Country Club       Golf pro — Brett Horton.      Cuba.
Fees — Non-members pay $40                                                                                                                      Bushnell
                                           Monmouth                                         Phone — (309) 789-6208
guest fee with a member for 18 Private 9 ... 3,025 yards ...                                                                         Public 9 ... 3,008 yards ...
                                                                                            Fees — Non-members pay
holes on weekdays and $50 for par 35                                                                                                 par 36
                                                                  Hawthorne Ridge Golf      $25 with guest.
18 holes on weekends. Non-                                               Course             Carts — $12 per person for               Located — One block east of
members $25 for nine holes on Located — Country Club                      Aledo             18 holes.                                Illinois 41 in Bushnell.
                                Lane.                                                                                                Phone — (309) 772-3422
weekdays and $9.25 for nine                                   Public 18 ... 6,752 yards ... Golf pro — Tim Peterson.
holes on weekends.              Phone — (309) 734-7909                                                                               Fees — $9 for nine holes
                                                              par 72
Carts — $9.25 per person for    Fees — $11 for nine holes,    Located — Three miles south                                            weekdays. $14 for 18 holes
nine holes, $14.50 per person   $15 for 18 holes with or      of Aledo on Illinois 94.       Hend-Co Hills Golf Course               weekdays. $10 for nine
for 18 holes.                   sponsored by a member.        Phone — (309) 582-5641                   Biggsville                    holes weekends. $18 for 18
Golf pro — Kirk Hosteng.        Carts — $6 for nine holes     Fees — $12 for nine holes,    Public 18 ... 5,778 yards ...            holes weekends.
Assistant golf pro — K.C.       per rider. $12 for nine holes $18 for 18 holes weekdays. par 71                                      Carts — $9 for nine holes,
Harding.                        per rider.                    $14 for nine holes, $22 for   Located — Illinois 94 in                 $18 for 18 holes.
E8       The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.   Sunday, April 1, 2007

                                                                      GOLF GUIDE 2007
Etiquette on golf course more than good manners
Being courteous on                   - If you aren’t ready to play
                                   when it is your turn, encour-
                                                                       nearby the bunker.
                                                                          - It’s important to repair any
                                                                                                           an old penny.
                                                                                                             - After you have marked
                                                                                                                                                    heel to the toe of your put-
                                                                                                                                                    ter. Reverse the procedure to
links keeps play safe              age one of your fellow players
                                   to play.
                                                                       pitch marks or indentations
                                                                       caused by the ball hitting
                                                                                                           your ball, place your putter
                                                                                                           down at a 90-degree angle
                                                                                                                                                    return the ball to its original
                                                                                                                                                    position.
            JOHN MOODY                                                 the green. Using a tee, knife,      with the heel touching your                - Do not stand where you
       Copley News Service                                             key or repair tool, repair the      marker.
                                   Maintaining the course
   Golf has been called the                                            mark by working the edges             - Move the marker from the                        See ETIQUETTE, Page E9
                                     - Replace your divots.            toward the center, without
gentleman’s game, with no            - Turf tends to explode on
disrespect intended for all                                            lifting the center of the mark.
                                   impact, making it difficult, if     Don’t tear the grass. Finish
the ladies who love the links      not impossible, to replace the
as well. In the vein of polite-                                        by smoothing the area with
                                   divot. In this case, you have       a club or your foot. Try to get
ness, etiquette is a big part of   two options:
golf and its traditions. Lance                                         the area smooth enough to
                                     1. You can use the toe of         putt over.
Flury,    head     professional    your shoe to kick in the
at Pasfield Golf Course in                                                Just remember that while
                                   turf around the edges of the        the Rules of Golf allow you
Springfield, Ill., has a simple    divot.
bit of advice for players of all                                       to repair pitch marks on
                                     2. Many courses often put         your putting line, you cannot
levels.
   “Be courteous; stay behind
the golfer who’s hitting - more
                                   containers of a soil/seed mix-
                                   ture on their carts and tees. If
                                                                       repair spike marks on your
                                                                       putting line until after you
                                                                                                                Daily Green Fees
                                   this is the case, simply fill in
for safety than anything else,”    the divot with the mixture.
                                                                       have putted.                            18 Hole Fees
he says. “Take care of the           - Bring a rake into the bun-                                              Morning til Noon........$17
course by repairing your ball      ker with you - remembering          On the green                            Noon til 3pm...............$13
marks and divots.”                 that you should always enter          - Don’t step on your fellow
   And, he reminds players to      the bunker from the low side        players putting lines (the              After 3pm...................$10
remember the basics: Try to        at a point nearest to the ball.     imaginary line that connects
be quiet when someone else is        - Whenever possible, avoid        the ball to the hole).                  9 Hole Fees
over the ball.                     walking on the steep face of          - If your ball is on a player’s       Weekdays...................$10
   “I get a lot of complaints      a bunker.                           line, volunteer to mark the
about people talking, so try to      - After hitting your shot,        ball.
                                                                                                               Weekends...................$10
minimize noise when some-          rake the area you played              If your ball is not furthest          Call for prime tee times
one else is hitting,” Flury        from, as well as all your foot-     from the cup:                           available on weekends.
says.                              prints and any others within          - Mark your ball, either
   Sarah McGuire is the head       reach.                              with a plastic marker or a
pro at Shambolee Golf Club                                                                                     Season Passes
                                     - Rakes should be left in or      small, thin, dark coin such as
in Petersburg, Ill. Back in the                                                                                Unlimited Golf..........$380
1980s, she played the Ladies                                                                                   Seniors......................$340
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tion Tour.                                                                                                     Junior........................$205
   “The biggest thing we hear
most of the complaints about                                                      Employees                    Punch Card Fee Passes
is slow play,” she says. “Let-
ting people play through, it’s                                                    and Family                   10 Rounds................$120
                                                                                                               20 Rounds................$210
such a universal problem
for golf courses everywhere.
                                                                                  Members
It just takes common sense:                                                        Do you want to              • Driving Range
Look at your surroundings                                                          be in the game?             • Club Repair
- there may not be any room
ahead of the group in front                                                                                    • Equipment Sales
of you.”
                                                                                   If you are in need          • Custom Club Fitting
                                                                                   of a small loan to
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Slow play                                                                                                                      Private or Group
  That’s when your group is                                                       • New Golf Cart
not keeping up with the pace                                                      • Membership or
of play of the group in front
of you, to prevent it:                                                              Lessons
  - Walk at a reasonable speed                                                    • Golf Clubs & Bag
between shots.                                                                    • Fashionable Golf
  - Begin planning your next         Monday - Friday 8-4:30; Saturday 8-12
shot as you approach the ball                                                       Wardrobe
by studying the strength and
direction of the wind.
  - When you reach your ball,
check the lie, select your club,
visualize your swing and shot,
and then play your shot.             Galesburg Burlington                                                  PGA Golf Pro, Greg Merrill
                                                                                                           Lincoln Park Drive, Galesburg
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                                                                                                                                        The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.       Sunday, April 1, 2007           E9

                                                                            GOLF GUIDE 2007

Baggy shorts, shirts not stylish on the course
          SHARON MOSLEY                        Claiborne Inc., sporty designs   fabrications to heat and cool                            sized spikes which are touted              at the golf course wearing the
         Copley News Service                   are infused with Lycra for       the body as needed.                                      to increase traction.                      same things as the guys.
  When it comes to hitting                     stretch; Coolmax, Dry Tech         Even golf shoes have gone                                But with all this high-tech                At Cutter & Buck, Swedish
the links in style this spring                 and Quickdry for moisture        high tech with performance-                              performance giving golfers                 golfer Annika Sorenstam has
and summer, you’re not going                   management; and Supplex for      driven attributes. Nike’s golf                           less to sweat about. what                  teamed up with the design
to want to show up in baggy                    waterproofing.                   “sneakers,” called Shox Golf,                            about the element that in                  team to offer an upscale clien-
shorts and oversized polos.                      At Tehama, Clint East-         is only one example: “Take                               decades past been elusive on               tele sleek tech skorts, colorful
Instead, you’re going to want                  wood’s golf apparel company,     your most comfortable shoes                              the golf course - style. Yes, we           jersey sweaters and chic capri
chic golf clothes that go the                  “Hang ‘Em Dry” fabrics are       and add Nike’s Shox cushion                              know the late Payne Stewart                pants. The young teen phe-
distance and perform. Func-                    finished with antimicrobial      and screw on some grass grip-                            and his knickers were legend               nom Michelle Wie’s deal with
tion is the name of the golf                   treatments to give garments      ping spikes,” says the ad. “It’s                         and Tiger has made red a                   Nike has also put women’s
fashion game these days.                       a fresh smell.                   like walking on air.”                                    hot trend, but for millions of             golf apparel in the spotlight,
  Performance fabrics and                        Nike’s golf shorts have the      Tiger Woods’ latest shoes                              players, golf and fashion were             giving it a youthful spin.
knits set the pace giving                      added benefit of “DriFit” UV     from Nike feature encapsu-                               oxymorons for years.                         Swing      Chick,     another
golfers a multifunctional                      protection with the power of     lated air soles and “scorpion                              Now designers (and play-                 trendy golf apparel company
approach to keeping out the                    SPF 30 to block the sun’s rays   stinger spikes.” Callaway                                ers) are putting the zing back             whose clothes are worn by Kelli
wind and weather. The tags                     on the golf course.              Golf’s popular “Big Bertha                               into those swings, especially              Kuehne and Jeanne-Marie
on the clothes say it all.                       Ping’s collection from Perry   Spike” shoes also make the                               for women golfers who have                 Busuttil, is also changing the
  At Lizgolf, a division of Liz                Ellis has “Sensor Cool” in its   most out of the trend of over-                           long been tired of showing up              way women golfers dress.


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E10      The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.   Sunday, April 1, 2007

                                                                      GOLF GUIDE 2007

                 Is a miss a choke?
Sometimes the perception is with the player
      BY DOUG FERGUSON             ment, and Miller was vilified       case, it happens every week.
          AP Golf Writer           for daring to mention what            “If you’re out there and
  PALM HARBOR, Fla.                everyone thinks.                    you don’t feel pressure,
— One player missed a 4-             “You’d think I’d exposed          you’re not into what you’re
foot putt to win and it was        warts on Miss America,” he          doing,” Curtis Strange said.
a shocker. Another player          wrote in his book.                    The two-time U.S. Open
missed a 3-foot putt to win          It happens.                       champion has felt both
and it was considered a              And maybe Miller himself          sides of emotion. He saved
choke. The perception of the       has become sensitive about          par from a bunker on the
two misses is as different as      the “C” word, because he            final hole of the 1988 U.S.
the names Tiger Woods and          didn’t utter it at the Honda        Open to force a playoff with
Boo Weekley.                       Classic when Weekley three-         Nick Faldo, beating him the
  There’s no telling how long      putted from 30 feet on the          next day. Seven years later,
the word “choke” has been          18th hole, missing a 3-footer       Strange missed a 6-foot par
part of the golf vernacular,       that would have brought him         putt on the last hole to lose a
or when it first came into         his first PGA Tour title.           crucial match to Faldo in the
vogue. Perhaps the most              Nor did he use it a week          Ryder Cup.
famous use came at the             earlier at the Accenture              “Anybody who has played
1989 Masters, and then only        Match Play Championship             this game has done both,”
because Scott Hoch’s last          when Woods missed a 4-foot          Strange said. “It can beat you
name rhymes with “spoke,”          birdie putt on the first extra      up if you let it.”
or something like that.            hole that would have won his          Scroll down a list of tour-
                                   third-round match against           naments on the PGA Tour
  A year later, Johnny Miller      Nick O’Hern.                        and it’s not hard to find
was in the broadcast tower           And that leads to a ques-         example of blown opportuni-
for NBC Sports, watching           tion that is hard to answer.        ties.
Peter Jacobsen stand over            When does a miss become             Greg Owen had a 31⁄2-foot
a 225-yard approach from a         a choke?                            par putt on the 17th hole at
downhill lie over water to the       Paul Goydos was asked             Bay Hill last year that would
18th green at the Bob Hope         to define “choke” and his           have given him a two-shot
Classic.                           response showed how touchy          lead with one hole to play. He
  “This is absolutely the          this subject is around golfers.     three-putted for double bogey
easiest shot to choke I’ve ever      “Food lodged in the throat,”      and lost the tournament with
seen in my life,” Miller said      he said.                            a bogey on the 18th.                                                                                    Associated Press
that day.                            Miller defines it as stress         Mike Weir had a chance to              Tiger Woods lines up a putt during the final round of the CA
  Jacobsen pulled off the          manifesting itself mentally                                                  Championship. Even though has missed putts just like everyone, few
shot and won the tourna-           and physically. If that’s the                       See CHOKE, Page E11      dare claim he chokes.




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                                                                                                            The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.   Sunday, April 1, 2007          E11


                                                                   GOLF GUIDE 2007
                                                                                                                                                    John Deere Classic
Choke
                                      Langer is remembered more        it.”                                  was that 6-footer for birdie
                                    for his two Masters titles than       Woods had to rap in only           at Valhalla to force a playoff
                                    a missed putt at the Ryder
                                    Cup. And it would be difficult
                                                                       a 4-footer for birdie to beat         with Bob May at the 2000 PGA
                                                                                                             Championship or that 15-foot
                                                                                                                                                    will run July 9-15
                                                                       O’Hern, advance to the quar-
From Page E10                       to say Weir choked because         terfinals and stay on track           par putt that kept the Ameri-
                                                                                                                                                      SILVIS — The 2007 John
                                    of the 6-foot pars he made         for his eighth consecutive            cans from losing in the 2003
                                                                                                                                                    Deere Classic will be played
become the first Canadian in        on the 17th and 18th holes in      PGA Tour victory. He blamed           Presidents Cup.
                                                                                                                                                    July 9-15 at the Tournament
50 years to win his national        winning the 2003 Masters in        the miss on a ball mark he              “Tiger has proven over and           Players Club at Deer Run.
open, on the 100th anniver-         a playoff.                         neglected to repair.                  over again that there’s not a
sary of the Canadian Open.            “Circumstances are what                                                lot of choke in him,” Azinger            The event, won by John
He had a 5-foot par putt to                                               Whether he pushed the putt                                                Senden a year ago, draws a
                                    define whether it’s perceived      with a quick stroke or the            said. “Until Boo Weekley
win on the second playoff           if you choked or not,” Paul                                              makes a putt like that, people         field of 156 PGA Tour play-
hole against Vijay Singh in                                            ball was knocked off line by                                                 ers who will play for a purse
                                    Azinger said. “What is chok-       a slight indentation on the           are going to speculate wheth-
2004 and missed it, then lost       ing, anyway? Is it the hands                                             er he choked.”                         of $4.1 million.
on the next hole.                                                      green has been a popular
                                    shaking? Is it your thought        subject the last few weeks.             Ditto for Camilo Villegas.             The Golf Channel and CBS-
  Charles Howell III hit a          process?”                          But one fact is undeniable            He hit a terrific flop shot to         TV will provide four days of
superb bunker shot on the             Weekley needed only two          — he missed. And if he didn’t         3 feet and missed by a mile to         live coverage starting July 12
10th at Riviera in a 2003 play-     putts from 30 feet for his first   notice the ball mark, then            fall out of the playoff.               at 2 p.m. each day.
off, only to miss the 6-foot        PGA Tour title. The birdie         that would have to be classi-           “Every other sport, with               Grounds only tickets are
putt.                               putt stopped 3 feet short of       fied as a breakdown in the            the exception of bowling,              $24 in advance and $28 at
  Was that a miss or a choke?       the hole. He studied the par       thought process.                      you’re pretty much reacting,”          the gate each day. Clubhouse
  And is that any different         putt from both sides, then            “It’s my fault for not paying      former PGA champion Rich               tickets are $34 in advance
from Bernhard Langer? He            saw the ball run by the cup        attention to detail,” Woods           Beem said.                             and a VIP clubhouse pack
faced a 6-footer on the final       on the left.                       said.                                   “Here, you’re making the             is $140.
hole at Kiawah Island with            “I was shaking. I ain’t             Woods gets a pass because          ball react. You have a lot of            Tickets are available by call-
no less than the Ryder Cup          gonna lie about it,” Weekley       he has faced a dozen or so            time to think.”                        ing (309)-762-4653 or 1-800-336-
hanging in the balance. The         said. “I was just focusing on      other crucial shots and made            “And hopefully,” he added,           4655 or by ordering online at
anguish on his face when he         getting that ball in the hole      most of them, whether it              “you don’t think too much.”            www.johndeereclassic.com.
missed remains one of the           and turning around and wav-
most indelible images of the        ing to everybody. I made a
Ryder Cup.                          good stroke. I just hammered

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E12        The Register-Mail, Galesburg, Ill.   Sunday, April 1, 2007

       A-C G
Hosteng
chasing
10th title
  GALESBURG — A bid by
Cheri Hosteng for a record 10th
women’s championship could
highlight the All-City Golf Tour-
nament series this summer.
  The annual series of All-
City Tournaments, which
opens with the men’s event
July 8, is sponsored each year
by The Register-Mail.
  Hosteng won her ninth
title — and sixth in a row
— by edging Trisha Blake by
two strokes to tie nine-time
champion Vernie Mendrek for
most women’s championships
in last year’s tournament.
Hosteng trailed Blake by six
strokes after the first round.
  In other All-City action last
summer, 53-year-old Pat Blake
held off the charge of a field of
young golfers to win the men’s
tournament 10 years after he’d
won his previous title. Blake
edged runner-up Mack Foster
217-221 over 54 holes.
  Knoxville’s Coby Thompson
claimed the sixth champion-
ship he earned in All-City
junior competition with a five-
stroke victory in the boys 15-
17 division. Amanda Mendrek
won the girls 15-17 division by
23 strokes.
  Brothers Preston Foster and
Mack Foster claimed the All-
City Best Ball tournament by
seven strokes over Rob Dunn
and Toby Kurtis. It was the
first time the Prestons had
played together in the tour-
ney.
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Men’s Tournament
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July 8 — Bunker Links G.C.
July 14 — Lake Bracken C.C.
July 15 — Soangetaha C.C.

Women’s Tournament
July 17 — Bunker Links G.C.
July 18 — Soangetaha C.C.
July 20 — Lake Bracken G.C.

Junior Tournament
Aug. 7 — Bunker Links G.C.
Aug. 9 — Lake Bracken C.C.
Aug. 10 — Soangetaha C.C.

Best Ball Tournament
Sept. 9 — Bunker Links G.C.
Sept. 15 — Soangetaha C.C.
Sept. 16 — Lake Bracken C.C.

				
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