Father's Day is June 19 this year, which gives you just shy of four weeks to shop for the special dads in your life. If any of those dads is a golfer, consider the following gifts:
1. Golf Lessons
A golf lesson - or series of lessons - is a nonthreatening way to let Dad work on his game. Sometimes golfers think they can figure it all out on their own, but consider that ALL Tour players have someone helping them with their games. Golf can be a frustrating sport, but sometimes a tip or two from a PGA professional instructor is all it takes to get things going more smoothly. And there's no question that playing better makes golf more fun.
Ocean Pines Golf Club Director of Golf John Malinowski had the pleasure recently of hooking up with Scott Lenox and "Hooked on OC," the uber-popular local fishing show.
Lenox is a familiar face in Ocean Pines - not only is he an Ocean Pines resident, he also served as an assistant golf pro here for several years. Last year he traded his golf clubs in for fishing poles to pursue "Hooked on OC" full time, although the course is still near and dear to his heart.
If you haven't had a chance to catch the latest "Hooked on OC" episode featuring Ocean Pines Golf Club, the next airing of the entire show will be on Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 am on WMDT TV 47.
Need a mid-week break? Now through the end of May, play a round of golf before 2 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays and pay only $39, cart included. And all rounds after 2 pm are only $30.
Tee times may not be booked more than five days in advance. This special is not valid with any other offers, or for tournaments or outings.
Book your tee time online at OceanPinesGolf.org or call the Golf Shop at 410-641-6057.
The membership of Ocean Pines Golf Club and the Ocean Pines Golf Members’ Council are now accepting applications for their golf scholarships.
Up to three scholarships of $500-$1500 each will be awarded to current seniors in support of their college plans for the 2016-2017 school year. Students from the local area, or who are involved with golf locally, are encouraged to check with the guidance office at their respective schools for an application. An application can also be downloaded here.
The scholarships are intended for local students who have shown an interest in golf; active participation in competitive golf is not a requirement. Golf team members and recreational golfers as well as those students who are interested in golf management and turf science are encouraged to
The deadline for applications is May 17.
Golf is a sport for a lifetime that delivers more than 2 million jobs and $69 billion in annual economic impact while contributing $3.9 billion per year for philanthropic causes - more than all other sports combined, according to the Golf Course Superintendents Association of American and the USGA.
A professionally managed golf course also can demonstrate environmental stewardship and provide a place to meet exercise and fitness goals. Just walking 18 holes, for example, can burn more than 2,000 calories.
As part of the celebration of Earth Day on April 22, the GCSAA and the USGA offer 10 facts about golf that help promote the sport and the environment: