June 12, 2020
Sticking to a pre-shot routine is a common theme in every golf instruction book I have read and reviewed in the past two decades.
These routines often call for concentrating on a single word, such as “tempo,” just before beginning the swing.
This particular mental exercise is sometimes referred to as a mantra and is also commonly used in the practice of yoga.
Britt Morrison should be able to teach Cape Region golfers all about that, along with a lot of other useful tips and techniques, in her new yoga classes at American Classic Golf Club in Midway.
The sessions begin June 15 and will be held every Monday at 6:30 p.m. as well as Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Morrison said the classes will help with “stretching and strengthening the muscles most commonly used in your golf swing.” Each session will take between 30 minutes and one hour, will be held outside on the back patio or one of the holes, and social distancing will be followed.
While the emphasis is on golf, the sessions are open to anyone interested. No prior yoga experience is required, but all levels are welcome. Attendees should bring a yoga mat, a beach towel, water, and the $10 per class fee.
Morrison is a fitness professional as well as a busy club manager at American Classic. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity and Fitness Management from Slippery Rock University. Morrison also received a Group Fitness Instructor certification from the American Council on Exercise, a PiYo instructor certification, and completed 200 Hours of Yoga Teacher training. She also teaches privately.
For more information, contact Morrison at 302-703-6662 or by email at brittmorrison @ gmail.com.
League play returns to Rookery courses
The Rookery golf courses are bringing league play back into action at both North and South Courses.
The South course will begin its Tuesday night leagues on June 23, with the North course league starting Wednesday, June 24. According to the club’s Facebook page, the goal is to run the leagues for ten weeks and then begin playoffs.
The actual logistics, including cart uses and format structure, may have to wait until the expected Phase Two of the state’s pandemic response is more fleshed out. Those rules may modify some competitive elements.
Rookery is also seeking women to sign up for the ladies’ league, expected to return to the South Course on Thursdays beginning June 25. I saw the sign-up poster in the Rookery South lobby and spots are being taken.
Sign-ups for all leagues are on first come-first served basis if the playing limits are reached. If you signed up before the pandemic, The Rookery asks that you re-sign again.
For more information, contact The Rookery at 302-684-3000.
Junior clinics at Rookery South
Rookery golf pro Chris Osberg is again holding his popular junior clinics at Rookery South, beginning June 22.
The two-hour sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., from June 22-25 and July 13-16. Clubs are not necessary but are welcome, and all skill levels are accepted.
Each clinic is limited to 10 participants in the 7-17 age range. The cost is $100 per student, but sibling discounts are available.
For more information, call Osberg at 302-684-3000 or by email at osberg @ rookerygolf.com.
Local club competition results
The Rehoboth Beach Country Club Ladies played a net game June 10 to begin their 2020 season.
Arlene Simms, Patty Lessy, Pauline Porter, and Melissa Fitzgerald won first place, with Cyndy Simeone, Lisa Krausz, Pris DeSena, and Sharon Emerson taking second.
Suzanne Moore’s hole in one on Rehoboth’s challenging thirteenth hole was the highlight of the day.
The Mulligans Pointe Ladies played a Nassau game June 9. Diane Braver won first place overall, with Brenda Lewes in second.
Kathy Hudak won first place on the front nine, with Maxine Ansbach in second. Retta Rose Frampton won first place on the back nine, followed by Pat Short in second.
Some consumer products are so disarmingly simple you wonder why no one thought of them before. However, these products must not be so obvious that a patent won’t be issued.
The CoolNES neck and facemask earned its patent and is showing wide public acceptance. The company sold over 300,000 pieces in its first two years and made its first appearance at the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. There it won the Best Product and Innovation Award.
The mask provides UPF 50+ sun protection, with silicon straps that hold the fabric swath in place around a cap, hat, or helmet. The fabric absorbs sweat that evaporates quickly, which helps cool off the user. Customers can place two pieces together for all-round protection if desired.
David Terol, the founder and CEO, is branching out into the private label market. The company offers logo opportunities for the silicon strap and/or the fabric, in modest quantities suitable for pro shops or other small retailers who can see the benefits of this kind of branding.
The mask retails for $14.98. Both the strap and the mask are available in a variety of colors and patterns at coolnes.com.