2018 Course Opening Update

Golf course opening day update:

We need a couple of days of warmer temperatures, which it looks like we are supposed to get early next week. We are keeping a close eye on things, and as soon as things dry up enough, we’ll get the course open. At this point, the earliest we will have the course open is Wednesday, April 25th or Thursday, April 26th. As always, this is our best guess.

In the mean time, the driving range and clubhouse are open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Take advantage of the extra practice time to get your game tuned up for the season!

Titleist is Giving Away Free ProV1 and ProV1x Golf Balls!

It’s that time of the year when Titleist is giving away free ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls in their Loyalty Rewards promotion.

In this promotion, you pay for three dozen ProV1/ProV1x golf balls and you get 1 dozen for free. That’s a 25% savings, and works out to $35.99 per dozen, making your total cost $143.97. We’ll cover the sales tax and shipping.

As part of the promotion, you have to have the golf balls imprinted. We’ve included some sample imprints for you to look at. The imprint color options are black, blue, pink, green or red. Your imprint can be up to three lines and a total of 17 characters per line.

The Benefits of Being a Member at Hidden Meadows Golf Course

As spring quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your 2018 golf plans. At Hidden Meadows Golf Course, membership has its advantages:

•We have rates for singles, couples, families, senior singles, senior couples, college students and junior golfers.

•We have membership packages that include golf only, golf with a cart, golf with range balls and golf with a cart and range balls.

•All members receive two guest passes, a coupon for a large bucket of range balls, a coupon for a lesson with PGA Professional Joe Perdue, and reduced rates for your UPS shipping.

•Hidden Meadows is the founding golf course of the North Atlantic Golf Course Association. There are currently 25 courses in the NAGCA, and Hidden Meadows members can play up to two free rounds of golf every year at each NAGCA course for just the cost of a cart rental. That adds up to more than $2,000 in free golf. Every year. Only a NAGCA member course can offer you this kind of added value to your membership. Continue reading

Driving Range & Pro Shop Open For 2018

Time to get the 2018 season going again! The driving range and clubhouse is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In the mean time, we are getting ready to have a spring blow-out sale. The pro shop might look empty now, but it won’t take long for us to fill it back up with all kinds of deals on drivers, iron sets, wedges, putters, fairway woods, hybrids, gloves, golf balls, golf bags and more.

Let’s get this party started!

Personalized Instruction Program To Help You Play A Lifetime of Better Golf

Is 2018 the year that you decide to get serious about improving your golf game? If so, we have got a perfect program for you.

We will set up a personalized program just for you to help you reach your goals. The program includes:

•One hour game evaluation and goal setting session;
•One hour equipment evaluation;
•One 45 minute lesson per week (22 weeks);
•Two playing lessons per month (May through September);
•Two Trackman Combine sessions per month (May through September);
•Unlimited range balls;
•10-play 9-hole punch card

The price for this game improvement package is $1,500, more than a 50% savings if you were to purchase each part of this program individually.

We have five of these lesson packages available for 2018. All instruction, game evaluations and equipment evaluations are done by PGA Professional Joe Perdue. Call the pro shop at 207-827-4779 to register.

Driving Range, Clubhouse Open at 11 a.m. March 1st; Course Update

The countdown has begun. The driving range and pro shop will be open for the season beginning at 11 a.m. this morning. We will be open daily from 11 until 5, with hours extending as the days get longer.

Course update: We’ve got the ice cleared from all of the greens, and the snow is cleared from all of the greens except for #5 and #9. Mother Nature is going to have to help us with those. Knock on wood, it looks like we got through the winter without any ice damage to the greens! 🙂

Driving Range & Clubhouse Opening Friday, Thursday 1st

We will be opening the driving range and clubhouse on Thursday, March 1st. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The hours will extend as the days get longer.

Speaking of having the driving range open, look what arrived today. 1,000 dozen brand new range balls! Between the range balls we already have and this new shipment, the race will be on to see if the snow melts before we run out of range balls.

Personally, I’m rooting for the snow to melt first. 😉

Building My First Metal Golf Club In 1973

I was taking inventory at our off-course merchandise back-stock facility this afternoon (more commonly known as ‘The Ugly’ of our storage units, the other two we call ‘The Good’ and ‘The Bad’) and came across a box I didn’t recognize. Upon inspection, I found it contained several old persimmon drivers, the heads carefully wrapped to protect the wood finish from getting banged around during my move from Bremerton to Michigan in 2000.

I’m easily distracted, especially when I’m doing something I absolutely hate (I’d rather go to the dentist than take inventory. Unfortunately they were closed today), so I started digging through the box, admiring the craftsmanship and pure beauty of an era gone by in golf. Then one of the clubs I unwrapped put a big smile on my face, and I said to myself, ‘holy smokes, I can’t believe I still have this!’ It was a golf club I had made in my 8th grade shop class. Continue reading