So the ball is above my feet, now what Pro?

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You have hit a perfect drive in the middle of the fairway.  Yet when you arrive to your golf ball you find it is on the side hill, 1 foot above where you would address it.  What do you do?  We are here to assist you hit the shot better than you used to with a couple small adjustments.

The golf ball is above your feet so watch our golf tip this week from the 16th hole at

We are starting our Back to School Sale.  It will run from August 1 to August 9.

So what are you going to do this weekend?

So what are you going to do this weekend?

IMG_0532  LAMBO was asking for a friend of his.  What are you going to do this weekend?  We still have a few openings at the golf course.  Just call the Golf Shop at Spirit Hollow to reserve your time.

Going boating?  If you have time, feel free to head out and play later in the day…

Want to stay a little longer?  Stay and Play Packages beginning at $200 per person

Call 877.337.9299 for that LODGE at Spirit Hollow Reservation

I can’t hit our of Bunkers Pro, HELP

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So you hit your drive right into another fairway bunker.  I might as well add 3 shots to my score since it will take that many to get out.  Watch our golf tip for the week here at The LODGE at Spirit Hollow and maybe you won’t have to face that ever again.  Plus you go to our…

Then come on out to Spirit Hollow and play a little golf.  You may play 18 holes, twilight after 4 pm and 9-holes after 5 pm.  Then stop into LAMBO’S for a quick bite to eat or drink after the round.

If you are on our email club you would have gotten an email today for a 4-some special we are having on Monday.

Or email gmason@spirithollow.com to get signed up.

See you at the course.

 

How cool was that British Open Win by Zach

How cool was that British Open Win by Zach

Scan_2  How cool was that?  Zach wins the British Open.  I hope that each of you get to watch some of his press conference and interviews from today.

  • HE GET’S IT.

We are all humbled and sometimes don’t understand why certain things happen.  He has had an outstanding support group throughout his life starting with his parents.

  • My take a way is that Zach is loving life and appreciates all that has happened
  • Is Surrounded by family and friends
  • Celebrates life

Our parents, Pastor Dick and Sharon Mason celebrated life and all the people they came in contact with.  It has been 17 years since we lost them.  WE WERE LUCKY, we lost them together.  Not many of you get that kind of luck.

  • They were a TEAM and passed as a TEAM.  How great is that…to leave with your partner in life?

Though they left us too soon, WE MUST celebrate the time we had with them.  Food for thought…people expand their sphere of influence without knowing what that sphere of influence has been until they are gone.

Our parents were like that, celebrated by the standing room only turnout at their passing.  As I gave the eulogy that day I felt a sense of calm as I knew both of them were comforting all of those that were in attendance to say “don’t MOURN our passing but celebrate what life we had together”.

Thanks Mom and Dad for allowing me to be a part of your influence and family.  Here is a the tombstone our Youngest Brother Grant made for them…

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Thanks for being a part of the Mason Family and glad that we were the KIDS of Pastor Dick and Sharon, they  were great and special people.

Back to Zach – I know that my dad would have been following me when I was privileged to play in the Cedar Rapids Open, my son Taylor was my caddy as we played alongside Zach and his caddie Marc Gladson.  The next day we were paired with the late Skip Holton.  I holed out for eagle on #6 at Hunter’s Ridge, Skip made a Hole in One on #8 and this little skinny kid beat us like a drum.  Clapping for us the whole time.

  • Thanks Zach for that day and
  • For TODAY – it was pretty special watching you win

It was a fitting day today as Hunter’s Ridge is where we played in an Iowa Section Pro-Am on July 20, 1998.  I will never forget that day.  We won the pro am and Troy Christensen our tourney director at that time said your wife called and please head home ASAP.  We won, we lost.

In my mind, like Zach we have always won, been humbled – as we have both had great support groups.

Zach – awesome win and you are our Champion Golfer of not only this year, but for life.

Drawing winner is Monte Schwartz

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Congratulations to Monte Schwartz of Bettendorf, Iowa.  Monte was our drawing winner from the John Deere Classic Contest we had in our booth during last week.  We want to thank all that participated in the week.

If you are interested in one of the best Stay & Play Packages in the Mid-west, give our reservation desk a call to book your Stay & Play visit…

Don’t have time in the morning to play?  or time to do our Stay & Play?  That is ok as we have a Twilight Rate that starts after 4 pm and our 9 hole rate is good after 5 pm.

  • Call 319.752.0004 to book your tee time

See you at the golf course.  I bet Monte will be there sometime soon also.

Fun JDC Week

Fun JDC Week

IMG_0938  We want to thank all the people that stopped by our booth at the John Deere Classic.  Boy, that Jordan can really golf his ball.  Four birdies in the last six holes?  Crazy.

  • Winner in our drawing for those that signed up for Stay & Play Package will be announced tomorrow

Many of you inquired about our…

and many of you just stopped by to let us know that you had played our course and loved the experience and the golf course.

We had a great time getting to know the gents from Ireland.  Maurice @IslandGolfClub and Garreth @links_golf.  If you are thinking of traveling to Ireland, Scotland or the UK, email Garreth.  Both are native so they have great connections and will steer you to the best places to stay and to play.  They do more than just golf trips also.  If you just want to see the many great sites they have packages for that also.

We will be getting in touch with each of you over the next couple of days that wanted to book a Stay & Play at The LODGE at Spirit Hollow.  Remember that you receive…

  • unlimited golf during your entire stay
  • dinner in The Claret Jug – you must have the sweet potato casserole it is dessert like
  • breakfast the next morning
  • Packages begin at $200 per person

Thanks for a great week.  Now back to the golf course.

Spirit Hollow is heading to John Deere Classic

Spirit Hollow is heading to John Deere Classic

IMG_0904  We will be taking The LODGE at Spirit Hollow to the John Deere Classic this week.  We will be hosting a booth at the main entrance to the tournament – Wednesday through Sunday.  Please stop on by and say hello, ask a few questions and I just bet that if you stop by we will have a special or two for those that are in attendance at the PGA Tour stop in Silvis, Illinois.

One never knows with us.  Just stop on by our booth.

Loren Walker Golf Tournament at Spirit Hollow

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The Annual Loren Walker Golf Tournament was held at Spirit Hollow Golf on July 3, 2015.  Coach Walker was the longtime basketball coach at SCC.  Today’s event was a fundraiser by the

to raise funds for the athletic program.

Pictures are on our

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Youtube Channel

Thank you to everyone that particpated.

Did you see the great deal we have?

Did you see the great deal we have?

IMG_0772  Did you see the great deal that we here at Spirit Hollow have going on Sunday, July 5th and Monday, July 6th?  If you were on our email list you would have received that great special tonight at about 5 pm- hint a 4-some special – for those two days.

It was quite the deal.  Just click on the link above so that you will receive our next great deal.  Or send me an email at gmason@spirithollow.com and I will get you on the list and send you the special that we ran earlier tonight.

Have a great 4th of July and above all please be safe.

Hole it from the Bunker

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This week’s golf tip is how to hit our the bunker/sand.  We will cover a few key pre-swing adjustments that most of your seem to make.  They are

  • Dig in
  • Ball Forward
  • Aim left
  • Weight left

Do these 4 things and your bunker game will get so much better.  You will be like the pros and start aiming for the bunkers rather than the rough.  Take the fear out of your bunker game.

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Bring your beach towel as you are going to love it in the sand!