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Did you know that Keene Trace offers club repair services? As the summer winds down, now is the perfect time to get your club repair needs taken care of!
Grip Change
Grips need to be changed once a year for the average player with normal wear and tear. Grip changes cost $3 a club in addition to the cost of the grip. We also have the ability to save a grip when switching it out before it's worn for $5.
Shaft Replacement
We can replace steel shafts for $12 plus cost of shaft and graphite for $20 plus cost of shaft.
Counter Weight Adjustment
Adding weight to the grip end of the putter helps balance the overall weight of the putter. $10 per club.
Club Coloring
Give your clubs a personalized touch by customizing the color fill. $10 per club. Discount available for multiple clubs.
Length Adjustment
Having the correct club length will promote good posture and provide a more comfortable set up for the golfer. $5 to shorten a club (plus the cost of a regrip). $6 for a steel extension or $8 for a graphite extension.
Lie/Loft Adjustments
Lie and loft adjustments are often overlooked by the average golfer. The angles at which we make impact are different for each player, so having the correct lie angle for you is a small adjustment that can make a big difference. Loft adjustments can help close in the gaps between clubs. $5 per club. Discount available for multiple clubs.
Email Alex at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (859) 224-4653 to set up an appointment with one of our golf professionals today!
Aerification Schedule and Understanding DryJect
Aerification Schedule:
Keene Run: September 4th through 7th
Champion Trace: Week of September 17th
FAQs About Aerification:
Why do we need to aerify?
Many of you who have been around the golf world for a long time and are very familiar with the aerification process. Basically, aerification is the process of punching holes in the greens and fairways to allow air to get into the soil underneath. If you think about all the pressure contstant footsteps and mowers are putting on the course, you will understand how compacted the soil can get and why this process is fundamental to a healthy course.
Why does aerification usually happen during peak course conditions and playing weather?
The timing of aerification can be a source of frustration for many golfers, but knowing the reasoning behind it may make it easier to understand. Peak course conditions and nice weather are ideal for aerification because the course can heal best in these conditions. The strong grass and consistently good weather allow for the course to heal quickly and fully. If it were to happen in the winter, the course would not be able to heal in the same way.
FAQs About DryJect:
What is DryJect?
DryJect is a machine that aerates, topdresses and amends in one pass. Essentially, it blasts aeration holes through the root zone while simultaneously filling with amendment. It is the only machine that can inject while aerating!
How does it benefit Keene Trace members?
Keene Trace owns the Kentucky DryJect franchise because we believe in it's ability to improve infiltration, air porosity and water retention. All of this allows the course to heal more quickly following aerification and to be healthier overall. Not to mention it helps to speed up the aerification process itself. For you, that means courses in their best shape and more time to play them!
Friday Introductions: Jessica Meadows
Jessica joined our team earlier this summer working with our superintendent Carl Gray. She joined just in time for the Barbasol and played a crucial role in helping with maintenance and volunteers during that week. We have loved getting to know her and hope you all do, too!
What is your role at Keene Trace and how long have you been here?
I work as part of the turf crew as the assistant to Carl Gray. I have been here for 4 months!
Do you play golf? If not, what drew you to this job?
 I am not an avid golfer, but I know the game. I love working in the sports industry and planning events, and I wanted to be able to experience this side of the golf world.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love being with my family, watching my daughter play softball, being outdoors and traveling.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
I have lived in 7 different states and Germany!
Lastly, you had a unique perspective of the Barbasol working on the maintenance side of things. What were some of your favorite parts of the experience?
Never working a PGA event, my experience as a whole was amazing. I can honestly say I never knew how much work it took to make an event like this so successful! Being "behind the scenes" has given me a new respect for the turf crews in the golf industry. It isn't easy. With that being said, I am so blessed to work here and for Carl Gray. He is an outstanding leader, knowledgable of every aspect, and takes pride in his crew!
Jessica is an awesome addition to our Keene Trace family - we hope you enjoyed getting to know her!
New Year's Resolutions Will Make You a Better Golfer

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.
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New Year, New Blog!

 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.

If you have any suggestions, questions, comments or feedback, please don’t hesitate to let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are looking forward to an opportunity-filled 2018! Check out our next post tomorrow!

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