- Nike polo shirt
- Nike hat
- Four good-any-day grounds passes
- Parking pass
- Food and beverage during shift
Last Thursday's TOUR Talk featured bdGlobal President and Barbasol tournament operator, Brooks Downing. Brooks brought a packed house with him and gave us all up-to-date information on the logistical side of the Barbasol tournament. From course conditions, to hospitality, sponsorship, and an overview of the week's event schedule, Brooks covered all the major elements and painted an exciting picture of what we can expect once its tournament time. I think it's safe to say that we all left hyped up about the fun that is just around the corner... Bring on the Barbasol!
If you missed last night's event, here is a recap of his presentation.
Currently, course projects are well underway. Projects include tree removal, bunker work, construction of pro tees and pond bank beautification. bdGlobal has a marketing plan set in place to take effect mid-April. Look for Barbasol marketing in areas such as billboards, radio and television. In addition to Lexington, the goal is to attract areas beyond Lexington, such as the Golden Triangle. Lastly, decisions are being made for tenting structures which will be provided by Colonnade, law enforcement, security and parking for the tournament.
The slide above reflects a tentative layout of the hospitality venues located around tournament #18. The goal is to provide premier viewing areas for courporate sponsorships, as well as stadium seating for the public. How awesome will it be to have prime tournament viewing of the finishing three holes?!
The above overview of Champions reflects the various fun tournament experiences onsite that a guest will encounter during their day at the Barbasol. We will have a "Kentucky Proud" area, grilling up local meats and beverages. Another fun attraction a guest will see onsite is a "Birdies for 30" spot in which cheap beverages will be sold for thirty minutes each time a birdie is hit.
The topic of volunteer opportunities was a large part of the evening's TOUR Talk. This tournament will require around 1500 volunteers, ranging anywhere from working with the Golf Channel in the media tent to assisting with childcare for players' wives. bdGlobal has recently hired a Volunteer Coordinator, set to start this week, so be on the lookout for volunteer opportunity information soon! Members will have the first pick in selecting volunteering positions.
Our Next PGA TOUR Talk is 6pm Thursday, March 1st at Champions.
New Year’s Resolutions Will Make You a Better Golfer
During the 2016-2017 PGA season, one pro stood out among the many talented men on tour. Justin Thomas, a fellow Kentuckian, went above and beyond to win 5 tournaments, capture a major, win the FedEx Cup, and that’s just scratching the surface. All his accomplishments added up to earning him the honors of Player of the Year.
Yes, a boy from Kentucky shocked the world by edging out the biggest names in golf—Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, who all fell short to the unrivaled performance of Justin Thomas.
Even more shocking, Thomas had taken the time to write down every goal he wanted to achieve during the year. He designed a plan and by the end of the season had knocked off almost every item on his list.
This should stand as motivation for every golfer. Set a list of goals, make a plan, and see what happens. And what better time to do that than at the beginning of 2018?
This year, try writing a list of measurable, realistic and achievable objectives. This will hold you accountable for your golf game throughout the year. For extra accountability, talk to your golf buddies or family about these goals so they can help you accomplish each objective.
Think about what you want to get out of the game of golf—not every golfer will need to set goals about winning or improving your stats. Some might need to focus on mental game or their time put in playing, for others maybe it's best to set fun goals like playing a new game on the course each week with your buddies.
Each golfer is different, so each list will be as well.
Examples of golf goals for 2018:
- Truly enjoy every opportunity that you get to play or practice golf. Too many golfers spend their time on the course frustrated or disappointed, when we are truly fortunate to get to play this crazy game. (And yes, that means even when you start your round with two doubles. It happens—deep breaths!)
- Hit an average of 12 greens per round. This gives you an incentive to work on your approach shot accuracy. More focused range practice, less raking balls to hit mindlessly.
- Take 2 golf lessons a month. Our top-notch staff at the High Performance Golf Academy can help get your game on the track you desire.
- Go on a golf trip with your buddies. Is there anything better than a vacation filled with golf? Take a page out of the #SB2k17 vacation book with Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Smiley Kauffman and Justin Thomas—a trip with your best friends may be just what you need in 2018!
- Win the Bourbon Duck Tournament. Keene Trace Golf Club's biggest and most competitive tournament of the year. If that’s your major tournament, plan your practice schedule a month or two in advance. It’s grind time to take home the title of being the 2018 Bourbon Duck Champion.
Welcome to the Keene Trace Golf Club blog!
We are SO excited to start this adventure. As we enter 2018, we have a lot to look forward to—new leagues, new events, and new members in our Keene Trace family. Not to mention, the PGA TOUR will return to the Bluegrass State on our very own Champion Trace golf course!
(Who else is counting down the minutes?!)
With all these exciting opportunities and changes, we are challenging ourselves to be better each day for our members. This blog is one of our new projects. Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop portal of articles, videos and interactive activities. We will keep you updated on everything you need to know about the club—including the changes you can expect to see and the exclusive inside scoop for the Barbasol Championship!
Whether you’re new to our family, or a returning member, we are continuously working to provide you the best experiences and memories on and off the golf course. Therefore, this blog is for you—we’re here to provide you with content you want to see.
We are looking forward to an opportunity-filled 2018! Check out our next post tomorrow!