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.
Young Mens ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2014
The Zebras Linksters have 4 of the top 5 players returning from last seasons squad.  Senior Luke Cannedy had the low scoring average in 2013 and is expected to improve in 2014.  He will need to establish consistency early in the season if the Zebras hope to be competitive.  Senior Quinton Alber and Juniors Chris Denny, Noah Roberts and Markis Smiley (Most Promising 2012) will be favorites to fill in top 5 positions early in the year but will need to step up their scoring if they hope to stay in the top 5.    Sophomore Aaron Orr played in the #2 spot last year as a Freshman and, having played a solid summer schedule, might be the most improved Zebra.  As a result, it is possible he could be the  #1 player before the end of the season.  Sophomore Daniel Butler has a very solid  swing and may have opportunity to get regular varsity playing time if he shows up ready to play when the season starts March 17th.  The biggest bright spot for the 2014 Season might be incoming Freshmen Killian Bailey and Jackson Sawyer.  Both players competed in summer events and show a strong desire to compete.  Not only is the potential for future contributions great, the chance of contributing this season is highly probable.  The overall outlook for 2014 should be to expect a slightly improved team, reasonably competitive matches and the potential for a strong team going forward thanks to a nucleaus of Sophmores (Aaron Orr & Daniel Butler) and Freshmen (Killian Bailey & Jackson Sawyer) but don't expect any 2014 Invitational victories.  If the team advances out of the Sectional this year the 2014 season will have been a success.  GO STRIPE IT ZEBRAS!
 
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Young Ladies ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2014 
The Lady Z's are coming off of BACK to BACK trips to the IHSAA State Finals and, although they will be losing Senior Lindsey Mitchell (a solid #4 player form the 2013 squad), they still have a great foundation to make another run in 2014.  Sisters Karsten, Kovenant, and Kinley Lingenfelter played #1-2-3 in 2013.  Karsten & Kovenant will be Seniors while Kinley will be a Sophomore.  The Lady Z's will need someone to step up in order to fill Lindsey Mitchell's role if they are to continue their dominating team runs of 2012 and 2013.  Vanessa Henning played #5 in 2013 and is the current "most likely to contribute" but she will need some dedicated summer practice in order to be ready when the season gets underway in August.  Tori Lee and Rosalie Navarro both show sparks of talent but will need to improve if they hope to contribute on a regular basis. Coach Chad Thomas has done a remarkable job of developing 4th and 5th players over the years and it is not out of the question to believe he will think of some ways to get that done in 2014.  The overall outlook is again bright, but high school golf is a 5 person team game and the Z's will need to post low scores in the top 3 spots and then get some assistance from #4 & #5 as the season progresses if they are to make a 2014 appearance at the IHSAA State Finals.  I know I'm looking forward to seeing the Z's REALLY STRIPE IT!
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FINE MILLED PUTTERS


Round Barn PGA Professional Lyle Lingenfelter
has designed a series of putters under the Intelligent
Design name and expects them to be ready for retail
distribution in early summer. The computer programming work is being done locally by JE Engineering (Jeff Elliot) and the putters are being milled at Machined Castings (Monte Hoffman) in Rochester, Indiana. Details of the design specifics will be presented in a pamphlet and later on this website because several foundries are still providing quotes for different materials that may provide different feel and sound.  Three different balance points will make up the initial offering with custom options available for different site lines as well as the milling of a name on the toe area of the putter face.  Headcovers are covered with the Intelligent Design Logos and although they look awesome and perform well, they have not maintained a long lasting ability to resist wear and therefore may be replaced in 2014.  Prototypes will be in the hands of several Indiana College players and Round Barn Golf Club employees within the next 30 days.
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