Masters Golf Week

Masters Week Approaches

As the 2017 Masters week approaches, we at Honey Creek Golf and Country Club welcome all visitors to come play golf.

Our rates will remain the same during Masters Week as they are any other week throughout the year!  We simply want everyone to come have a wonderful time playing golf at our quiet, neighborhood golf course.  We have a very affordable golf course, and have plenty of tee-times available for play.  Golfers are also invited to our Honey Creek Lounge and Restaurant before, during, and after their golf round.  The Lounge is open from 11:00am – 7:00pm, and the Restaurant is open from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Book your round today at Tee Times at Honey Creek Golf and Country Club or call 770-483-6343 ext. 1.

Our website can be found at Honey Creek Golf and Country Club

Come visit us and have a wonderful day of golf!

 

 

DJ COMPLETES WGC SLAM

Very few have done what Tiger has not.  Way to go, DJ!

Although Tiger Woods has won more WGC events than any other player – 18, to be exact – he didn’t win the HSBC Champions in either of his two starts. Johnson, meanwhile, has won the HSBC, back in 2013. He also won the Bridgestone Invitational twice. Earlier this month, he won the Mexico Championship.

And on Sunday, he became the first player to complete the WGC career slam, winning the Dell Technologies Match Play for the first time.

“Pretty awesome,” said Johnson after his dominant week, in which he played 112 holes and never trailed after any of them. “Definitely kind of cool to be the first one to win all four. These are the biggest events besides the majors, with the best golfers in the world.”

While Dustin can’t match Tiger’s success rate at the WGCs – Tiger has won 18 of his 44 WGC starts, a 41 percent win ratio, while Dustin has won five of 29 starts, a 17 percent clip – Johnson has the second most WGC wins of anybody other than Tiger.

But though Johnson – who also moved into No. 1 in FedExCup points with Sunday’s win — is the first to complete the WGC slam, he doesn’t expect to be the last.

“I feel like there will be some more to do it,” he said. “But I’m very, very pleased with it.”

Source: PGA Tour

March 2017 Honey Creek Monthly Newsletter

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March 2017 Monthly Newsletter

DJ’s star once again shines at WGC

DJ is red-hot and looks like a favorite heading into Augusta.

MEXICO CITY – So begins the age of DJ.

That would be the preferred hot take following the broad-shouldered bomber’s second victory in as many starts to become just the sixth player to win in his first event after taking over the top spot in the world rankings.

Dustin Johnson, the man who looks like he was made in a laboratory to play golf, overcame a quirky-cool golf course, inconsistent greens and the year’s deepest field to win his 14th PGA Tourtitle on Sunday at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

Simply stated, he was better. Better than anyone with his iron play (first in proximity to the hole), better than all but four players in greens hit, better than all but three in driving distance, not that his length has ever been a surprise.

His only blind spot, relatively speaking, was the “goalie” guarding every hole for the better part of 2 1/2 days, which was DJ’s unique way of saying that putts that could have gone in and should have gone in, simply, had not.

But that wasn’t a problem on Sunday as he began the day in the final group, a stroke behind Justin Thomas. There was a 15-footer at the second, 5 1/2-footer at No. 6, 29-footer at the eighth and 8-footer at No. 9 – all for birdie.

Just around siesta time in Mexico City, Johnson made the turn with a four-stroke advantage, his second victory of the season and place atop the world order all but assured.

That he stumbled bringing this title to the house only adds to the style points, with Johnson losing his four-stroke advantage in four holes to Jon Rahm. But he prevailed with a late birdie at the 15th hole to reclaim the lead and a clutch par at the last to keep it, which is what truly great players do.

“Starting the beginning of last year my game really has felt solid and it hasn’t really let up any,” said Johnson, whose lead in the Official Golf World Ranking has now been extended to a decisive 2.36 points advantage. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in the game. I feel like I’m controlling my ball very well and I feel like my driver is a little straighter, which if I can drive it straight I’m going to play well every week.”

Johnson’s current run has been impressive – dominant, even. But like most hot takes, the view from 30,000 feet often provides a skewed perspective.

With a monsoon of respect, giving DJ the keys to the kingdom before the season’s first major would ignore so much.

It would gloss over the fact that Thomas already has three victories this season and said of his swing earlier this week that it made him want to “throw up” and yet he still found himself in contention late on a Sunday at one of the game’s biggest events.

That Rory McIlroy went from the trainer’s table and six-weeks of rehabilitation for a rib injury to in the WGC-Mexico hunt with a performance that the Northern Irishman admitted exceeded his own expectations.

“I was hoping to sort of improve as the week went on,” said McIlroy, who faded on Sunday with a 71 to tie for seventh in his first Tour start of 2017. “That was obviously the plan, that’s the plan every week. I hit it pretty well every day. The course changed a little bit as the week went on. I didn’t quite adjust to it.”

That Phil Mickelson is showing the kind of life that will make him much more than a novel pick at the Masters despite a tee ball that spent more time in the trees than an arborist. Lefty wasn’t entirely pleased with his tie for seventh place, but his optimism going forward is well-founded.

“This is a good tournament for me to build off of. It was disappointing yesterday, but to come back and play a good solid back nine and get a little bit of momentum now, I’m looking forward to the upcoming stretch,” said Mickelson, who at 46-years-old may still be the most entertaining player in the game.

That first-year Tour player Rahm may actually be better than advertised, as evidenced by his Sunday rally at Club de Golf Chapultepec that propelled the Spaniard into the lead late in the round until a pair of sloppy three-putts at Nos. 16 and 17 dropped him into a tie for a third.

That Jordan Spieth has finished inside the top 15 at five of his six starts this year (he was T-12 in Mexico), won at Pebble Beach by four shots and should be, regardless of the official line, the favorite next month at Augusta National.

Johnson might be the most underrated player of his generation, having won at least once every season since he joined the Tour in 2008. Only Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus started their careers with that kind of consistency in the modern era.

On his way to victory, he had his golf ball get stuck in a tree just long enough to cost him a stroke at the 16th hole on Saturday, rolled in 137 feet of putts in Rounds 1 and 2 combined (16 feet less than Tyrrell Hatton rolled in just on Day 1) and began his week with a relatively pedestrian 70. Despite it all, he still claimed his fourth WGC title, second only to Woods, with a one-stroke victory over Tommy Fleetwood. But even after that performance, DJ acknowledged the champions-by-committee reality of today’s Tour.

“The competition is so good out here, they are all good players,” he said. “You look at a leaderboard and there are a couple of names you don’t want to see, mine would be one of them.”

One of them.

Winning last year’s U.S. Open turned a page in the novel that is DJ and he’s come by his lofty position atop the world heap honestly, but this is far from a one-man show. He might be the lead character in golf’s current production, but the marquee still has plenty of stars.

Source: Golf Channel

YACS 2017 golf tournament

YACS Golf Team Fund-Raising Golf Tournament

The YACS (Young American Christian School) golf team is holding a fund-raising golf tournament at Honey Creek Golf and Country Club on March 18, 2017.  Come out and support these terrific young golfers.  If you would like to play in the tournament, or help sponsor the tournament, please contact the Honey Creek golf shop at 770-483-6343 Ext 1 and we can get you in touch with the YACS tournament coordinators and coaching staff.

MGA (Men’s Golf Association) Par-3 Tournament

Come join us for the 2017 MGA Par-3 Tournament

  • OPEN TO ALL MGA MEMBERS **
  • $ 40 ENTRY FEE ( GOLF MEMBERS/INCLUDES CART)
    •  PIZZA LUNCH INCLUDED
    •  3-MAN COMPUTER DRAWN TEAMS
    •  SHOTGUN START
    • TEAM PRIZES

FUN TOURNAMENT!
SATURDAY, MARCH 4 9:30 AM
SIGN UP ON BOARD OUTSIDE PRO SHOP OR SIMPLY REPLY
TO ONE OF THESE EMAIL ADDRESSES :

honeycreekmga@gmail.com  or   proshop@honeycreekgolf.com

** non-MGA members are welcome to play, but must join the MGA by paying the $15 MGA fee in addition to entry fee

 

MASTERS COUNTDOWN — 50 DAYS: WHO HAS PLAYED AUGUSTA THE MOST?

The Masters starts in 50 days. How about that!

In honor of the 50-day mark, I want to look at which golfers have teed it up the most times at Augusta National in the history of this storied tournament. This April will mark the 80th Masters and a handful of golfers have played in over half of them. Here are your top four.

Gary Player — 52 Masters
Arnold Palmer — 50 Masters
Doug Ford — 49 Masters
Raymond Floyd — 46 Masters

Palmer actually played in 50 straight from 1955 to 2004. However, he last made a cut in 1983. As far as current golfers go, Tom Watson has played in 42. Sandy Lyle has 34. Both Bernhard Langer and Larry Mize have 32.

The Masters starts in 50 days. How about that!

In honor of the 50-day mark, I want to look at which golfers have teed it up the most times at Augusta National in the history of this storied tournament. This April will mark the 80th Masters and a handful of golfers have played in over half of them. Here are your top four.

Gary Player — 52 Masters
Arnold Palmer — 50 Masters
Doug Ford — 49 Masters
Raymond Floyd — 46 Masters

Palmer actually played in 50 straight from 1955 to 2004. However, he last made a cut in 1983. As far as current golfers go, Tom Watson has played in 42. Sandy Lyle has 34. Both Bernhard Langer and Larry Mize have 32.

Couples has been competitive, too. He’s finished in the top 20 in five of the last six years, including a top 10 in 2010.

Source:  CBS Sports

Valentines

Great Valentine’s Dinner and Music

Honey Creek Golf and Country Club held our annual Valentine’s Dinner Party on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

Dinner was prepared by visiting Chef Aaron.  Meal options included Rib-eye Steak, Chicken Breast, and Salmon.  As always, Aaron did a wonderful job and the meals were fabulous.

Music was provided by Mr. David Beale.  David performs as a solo acoustic guitar player and singer. The music was a great complement to the dinner and conversation atmosphere — and as the night got later (and people got a little bolder) was perfect for a little dancing.  We cannot wait to get David back to play music for future events.

The 2017 Valentine’s Dinner Party was a complete success and it was a pleasure to see a room full of folks enjoying food, music, conversation, and a little dancing.  It was reflective of what Club Membership is supposed to be all about.

We want to thank all of the Club Members and their guests that came out to participate in the Valentine’s Dinner Party!

In the picture is spirited Betsy Biddle and musician David Beale.

February 2017 Honey Creek Monthly Newsletter

You can read the latest Honey Creek Monthly newsletter (for February 2017) by clicking on the following link:

February 2017 Monthly Newsletter

Hole-In-One Winner!!

Congratulations to Ed Lemons for scoring a Hole-In-One on Hole #17, Saturday, January 28, 2017.  This is Ed’s second Hole-In-One in the last 6 months, but this time he remembered to put his money in the Hole-In-One bucket!!  Ed collected the prize fund of $260.00!  Way to go Ed!!