A Brief Description....
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
Young Mens ZEBRA
GOLF PREVIEW 2015
The Zebras Linksters again have 4 of the
top 5 players returning from last seasons Regional qualifying
squad. Sophomore Killian Bailey accumulated the low match
and tournament average during the 2014 season and has continued his develop
his game throughout the summer and fall. Junior Aaaon Orr
had the 2nd lowest scoring average during the 2014 season and had
several nice events in the summer. However, Aaron recently broke
his thumb wrestling so, although he should be cleared to participate
when the first day of practice rolls around, he is expected to
have a little slower start to the 2015 campaign. Senior Markis
Smiley (low RHS score at the 2014 Sectional) has quite a bit
of experience and will be expected to contribute solid scores.
Senior Noah Roberts spent the summer in Spain and is really a wildcard
at this time. He has experience but has simply not had the time
to develop his game. Sophomore Jackson Sawyer was a suprise
playing at #3 or #4 most of last season but a late season slump
drug down his scoring averages. He had a mild summer schedule
but rumor has it that Jackson posted a 77 while playing a casual round
in the summer. If that is the case, he might just be the
key to unlocking this teams potential. Junior Daniel Butler seemed
to be right on the brink of breaking through last season. Consistent
chipping, putting and wedge play would go a long way toward Daniel
playing at a high level and establishing himself as a regular top
5 player. If RHS has new Freshman players, I am currently
unaware. We'll see what the call-out meeting brings in February.
The overall outlook for 2015 should be to expect another slightly improved
team with nice depth through the 6th or 7th position, very competitive
matches and the potential for an even stronger team than last season's
Regional Qualifiers. A trip to the Regional should be expected.
A trip to the State Finals is getting ahead of ourselves a bit.
There is still quite alot of work to do. GO STRIPE IT ZEBRAS!
A TEE TIME?
Call the Golf Shop 574-223-5717
1024 Lakeview Drive
/ Rochester, IN 46975
ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2015
The Lady Z's will start the 2015
season without the #1 and #2 players from the last 4 seasons.
Karsten Lingenfelter, the 2014 Individual Sectional Champion, will
be a student at the University of Southern Indiana and sister Kovenant
Lingenfelter will be in college but the location is yet to be decided.
Junior to be and younger sister Kinley Lingenfelter actually finished
the season with the lowest zebra scoring average and, after shooting
a 74 and finishing 2nd of 108 golfers at the East Noble
Regional at Cobblestone, made her 2nd trip to the IHSAA State
Finals at Prairie View where she galantly battled the cold, windy
and wet conditions before eventually finishing 24th of 100 golfers.
The Zebra's #4 Player Vanessa Henning also graduated. As a result,
senior to be Tori Lee will be the most likely to move into
the #2 position. She will need to improve her fundamentals
over the summer and then simply gain some on course experience
in order to be able to post reasonable numbers. Junior
to be Rosalie Navarro rarely cracked the top 5 last season but shows
athleticism and a growing interest in the game which is often a tremendous
combination! She is most likely to play #3. Younger sister Ashleigh
Navarro played JV last season and improved thoughout the year
before posting a season best in the last home match of the year.
She is showing interest as well and will likely have an opportunity
to play varsity golf in 2015. Sid Miller and Grace Paul
both played JV last season and could be nice contributors if they
get serious about spending some time at the course over the summer. Finally,
rumor has it that two sophomores who did not participate in
2014 but have some golf experience will be coming out. The
overall team outlook is shaky at this point. So much revolves
around those with interest making the effort to solidify fundamentals
and make the time to improve that it is difficult to even consider
a winning dual match record. The zebras that have gone
79-5 in dual matches over the last 4 seasons will be a big underdog
starting the 2015 campaign but it should still be fun to watch these
Z's try to catch their stride GO STRIPE IT ZEBRAS!
FINE MILLED PUTTERS
Round Barn PGA
Professional Lyle Lingenfelter
has designed a series of putters under
Design name and expects them to be ready for retail
distribution in APRIL 2015. 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. It is safe to say, the 303 SS milled putter will be
100% made in the USA right down to the epoxy, grip tape and solvent
! The design specifics will be presented fully in a pamphlet.
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 heel or toe area of the putter face.
New headcovers with the Intelligent Design Logo and magnetic
closure will either be made by Delilah's Headcovers in Evansville,
IN or AM&E Headcovers in Arizona. Prototype putters 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 trsted the putter as well.
7th ANNUAL ROUND BARN GIRLS
Saturday, April 25th & Sunday, April 26th 2015 /
Collegiate Distance / 36 Holes /Great Competition
Girls Event in Indiana! Past winners: K. Cardwell, K. Grassel (2),
P. Crafton, K. Sharp & A. Miestowski!
INTELLIGENT DESIGN PUTTERS
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