Don & Mike Conquer Golf in 2012
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That’s right, Father and Son, Don and Mike Beyers, have gone PRO over the winter. Well — we’ll let you weigh in on whether you think this is an accurate statement, or a bit of a stretch.
Most of you have probably met Don & Mike at one point or another at Oak Terrace. Don & Mike literally built Oak Terrace from the ground up. As owners of their own heavy equipment company, Don & Mike have spent the past 40 years of their spare time putting their construction expertise to work designing and building their dream, the Oak Terrace Resort and Spa that we all enjoy today.. If you know them, then you know they are always busy doing something around the Resort. Whether they are improving drainage and cart paths on the Golf Course, building Luxury Lakeside Villas, or cleaning up trash along the roadsides, you will always see them doing something to improve our guest’s experience. You’ve also probably seen Mike enjoying a margarita or two on the patio at Mulligan’s. However, he’s never too busy to shake a hand and welcome a guest. He enjoys meeting new visitors and reconnecting with familiar faces and friends. He takes pride in meeting our guests because he takes pride in what he and his Dad, Don, have built here at Oak Terrace. Now, the rest of the Beyers Family have decided that it is time to let all of our guests see a side of Don and Mike that they most likely have never seen before…the good — the not so good — AND the “out of the ordinary”.
Our new series, Don & Mike Conquer Golf in 2012, consists of short stories of how Don & Mike have put their Professional Skills to use in conquering the toughest challenges in Golf. Every month we will feature a new story about their quest in our Resort Newsletters and Golf e-Blasts. At the end of every story there will be a Great Golf Deal you will definitely want to take advantage of at Oak Terrace Resort & Spa. Make sure you tune in every month to see what new Golf challenge Don & Mike are up against and be sure to keep reading for Great Golf Deals!
Buried in the Sand
The 2011 golf season was rough on Mike; he was always landing in the sand. The trap at the base of #14 green was the worst. A bad shot out of that trap would leave him in the woods with a blind, uphill shot from the right side or left side of the green, or a downhill shot from the woods behind the green. These are two of the most challenging chip shots to conquer! Mike’s goal is to shave 8 strokes off his game by improving his sand shots. Just being able to get out of the trap with one stroke would greatly improve his score!
Matt and Mike went out to the practice sand trap on the driving range to get started with Mike’s lessons.
Matt: “Open your stance, the closer you are to the pin, the more open your stance should be. Hit behind the ball, the closer you are to your target, the further behind the ball you should hit. Nice & easy swing and follow through… ”
Mike: “Open my stance…hit behind the ball…nice & easy…follow through…” Mike wasn’t surprised when he caught no sand and shot the ball 50 yards over the green! Matt could only shake his head as he told Mike that he was going to need A LOT OF PRACTICE, and it was February! Mike’s only hope was to head south. Linda assures him that she will have no trouble keeping herself occupied (shopping and soaking up some sun) while he practices! I kind of have a feeling that this is going to be an expensive golf lesson!
Come on out to Oak Terrace Resort & Spa this March and see what you can do to help Mike with his sand shots!
All Hazards Removed
Par-fect Your Putts
Drive for Show & Putt for Dough, right? With their hardships surrounding the putting green this month, see how they are overcoming their obstacles! Take some advice from these ‘Pros’ and learn how to ‘Par-fect’ your putts!
Since Don and Mike spent last month “par-fecting their putts” Mike was ready to advance. While Don felt he needed a little more practice. Mike is moving to the tee box, check out Mike’s drive.