Young Mens ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2017
The Zebras Linksters lose
3 players from last season's SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM and
will be an underdog for the 2017 title but there are possibilities.... Senior
and #1 player Killian Bailey returns and has had the low scoring
average in each of his first 3 seasons. Senior, #2 Player and
individual Sectional Champion Jackson Sawyer also returns to the line-up.
Then, Sophmore Wes Scobie and Freshman Kalvary Lingenfelter are expected
to contribute to the top 5 early and often. Juniors Josh Wooten
and Trey Adley were new to the game 2 years ago but will likely contend
for a top 5 spot with newcomers Garrett Eytcheson and Freshman Jacob
Mark. The remainder of the team (5 Freshmen) is completely inexperiences
and hoping to learn a significant amount this season that could
pay dividends in later seasons.
The overall outlook
for 2017 should be to expect a moderately competitive team but one
that will need to improve throughout the season if they hope to steal
a Sectional Championship. Regardless of the team position, it
is highly likely the Zebras will send someone to the Regional and
hopefully on to the IHSAA State Finals. I'm anxious to
see how the new short game drills and games will impact scoring.
There is quite alot of work to do. GO STRIPE IT ZEBRAS!
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ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2016
The Lady Z's will start the 2017
season with a very young team. Four time State Finalist and
Kinley Lingenfelter will be playing for Philadelphia University in
the Fall and will be sorely missed. Several returning players
from last seasons team will be Sophmores in the fall and will be called
upon to contribute respctable scoring. Ashliegh Navarro, Renae
Bickle, Ashlyn Foster, Maddie Henning, Abbie Sheetz, Marley
Strasser, and Kelsey McKee will all contribute. If
the zebras are going to be competitive they will likely have to do
it with balanced scoring and a solid line-up of 5 potential contributors. Freshman
Kristianna Lingenfelter has more tournament experience than the
other players and would be a welcome addition to the squad but
is currently homeschooled and has not made a committment to attend
RHS (like 3 of her 4 older sisters have done) in the Fall.
The Zebra's season will be largely dependent on the hard work they
put in over the summer and the effort they make to solidify fundamentals.
I do think Coach Chad Thomas is hoping to make a run and
I certainly think this team is capable of a few suprises.
2017 Lady Zebras team will still be an underdog starting the fall
campaign but it is always fun to watch these Z's try to catch
their stride. If nice progress is made this season, the young
Z's could be a force in 2018 & 2019. GO STRIPE
Round Barn PGA Professional Lyle Lingenfelter
designed a series of putters under the Intelligent
Design name and
has limited quantities available for retail
The 3 models (Believe, Trust, Expect) provide 3 slightly varied balance
points to accomadate different stroke types and are available
in either bead blasted silver or flat black oxide. Each
head is available with or without a sightline. The 303 stainless
steel putters are 100% made in the United States right down to the
epoxy, grip tape, solvent and paint fill! The computer programming
work is being done locally by JE Engineering (Jeff Elliot) and the
putters are being milled at Machined Castings (Monte Hoffman), also in
Rochester, Indiana. Headcovers with the Intelligent
Design Logo and magnetic closure are made by Delilah's Headcovers
in Evansville, IN. A complete list of USA Components will be
The design specifics will be presented fully in a
pamphlet and a short video demonstrating the benefits will be posted
as well. Custom options are available for the milling
of a name on the heel or toe area of the putter face
although this milling has to be planned and done in small batches
about every 3-4 months.
have already won several college events, IGA Mountain Dew events,
IGA Prep events and been played at the IHSAA State Finals.
One PGA Tour Professional has tested the putter as well.
8th ANNUAL ROUND BARN GIRLS INVITATIONAL
April 29th and Sunday, April 30th 2017 / Collegiate Distance
/ 36 Holes /Great Competition
Best Spring Girls Event in Indiana!
WINNERS: K. Cardwell, K. Grassel (2), P. Crafton, K. Sharp, A. Miestowski
(2), E. Stasil!
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A Brief Description....
The Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek (formerly
Mill Creek Golf Course) is a traditional 18 hole layout located in
downtown Rochester, Indiana. The Golf Shop moved to its current location,
at the renovated Gerig Round Barn on the south side of the course,
in January of 2005 and the golf course layout has also undergone some
routing changes. The course is asthetically pleasing and challenging
for golfers of all ability levels and additional improvements are
underway that will continue to establish the Round Barn Golf Club
at Mill Creek as one of the best places to play for golfers seeking
both quality and affordabilty.
The course par is a very traditional
36-36 = 72, and each nine is a challenging blend of reasonable birdie
opportunities and tough pars. The opening hole is a difficult starting
hole that features a small lake down the left side and Mill Creek
down the right side and crossing the fairway. Holes 2 through 4 offer
a little relief and a chance to get into the flow of the round. The
5th through the 9th may well be one of the more difficult finishes
to a nine in this part of the state. Included in that streatch is
a Par 3 that can play up to 221 yards, a moderately long dogleg Par
4, and 3 consecutive holes that feature water almost entirely down
the left side. The 10th is a par 3 that begins from an elevated tee
in the shadow of the Barn and heads due East to a two tiered green
gaurded on the left by a well placed bunker. The 11th is a 580 yard
Par 5 that is reachable only by the longest of hitters. The 12th is
a risk and reward Par 5 that is reachable in two with a carry over
a large waste area or easily playable in 3 shots without ever needing
to unleash the driver. The 17th is another risk and reward hole that
can be a great temptation. A well struck tee shot will carry Mill
Creek and leave less than 100 yards while a layup is much safer but
requires a 175-200 yard approach. The 18th is a short par 4 that also
features a small lake on the left and Mill Creek on the right. Scramblers
may try to drive the green while those playing for their own score
will likely hit a 200 yard tee shot and a wedge.