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
Young Mens ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW 2013
Linksters lost 3 of the top 5 players from the 2012 squad and
will be young but not without potential. Chris Hoffman, a solid
top 5 performer from last season is expected to be the lone
Senior on the team and appears determined to improve. Junior
Luke Cannedy is the other consistent starter returning from last
season. He will need to contribute regularly if the Zebras hope
to be competitive. Junior Quinton Alber as well as Sophomores
Chris Denny, Noah Roberts and Markis Smiley (Most Promising 2012) will
be called on early and expected to step up and fill the vacancies
left by last years graduating class. Freshmen Daniel Butler
and Aaron Orr may have opportunity to get regular varsity playing
time if they show up ready to play when the season starts in March.
The overall outlook for 2013 should be to expect reasonably competitive
matches but don't expect any Invitational victories. If the
team advances out of the Sectional the year will be a great success. GO
STRIPE IT ZEBRAS!
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1024 Lakeview Drive /
Rochester, IN 46975
Young Ladies ZEBRA GOLF PREVIEW
The Lady Z's are coming off the best season in School
history. The 2012 campaign yielded a 20-0 regular season and
a second place finish at the Sectional and Regional which propelled
the team to it's first ever State Finals appearance. However,
2013 will be played without Lauren Daugherty and Kaitlyn Faust (both
members of the State Finals team). Sisters Karsten and
Kovenant Lingenfelter will be Juniors in the Fall and will need
to step up their games if the Ladies are to continue rolling through
the regular season. A host of other Z's will compete for top
5 positions including Lindsey Mitchell who played throughout the State
Tournament in 2012. Coach Chad Thomas will be hoping Vanessa
Henning dusts off the clubs early in 2013. She could prove very
helpful to the team. The overall outlook for 2013 should be
good but don't count on a team trip to the State Finals unless improvements
are made accross the entire squad. I know I'm looking forward
to seeing the Z's STRIPE IT!
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 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.
5th ANNUAL ROUND BARN GIRLS
Saturday, April 20th & Sunday, April 21st 2013 /
Collegiate Distance / 36 Holes /Great Competition
Girls Event in Indiana! Past winners: K. Cardwell, K. Grassel, P.
Crafton & K. Sharp!
INTELLIGENT DESIGN PUTTERS
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