Breaking News! 

The 2022 New Swarm FlingGolf Classic that was held here at the American Classic in May will be making its ESPN debut next Friday, August 5th and will air two more times on the 7th and 8th!

Tune in to cheer on some of your local favorites as they compete for FlingGolf World Championships.  You will see Austin Ebersole and Jack Bovich battle it out in the Open Tournament, and Brandon Hammond who will be throwing for the World’s Longest Fling title. It’s an awesome feat to have 3 athletes from American Classic contend for world championships.

All airings are on ESPN2:

Friday, August 5th at 6:30am

Sunday, August 7th at 11:30am

Monday, August 8th at 7:30 pm (primetime)

If you would like to watch it with us, the American Classic is hosting a live watch party on Monday, August 8th. Drink & Food specials will be available! Cal Toner will be rocking with us from 5-7pm if you want to come early to hear some live music before the watch party starts! Watch party starts at 7pm and the airing is 7:30pm-8pm!

And again, congratulations to Jack, Austin, and Brandon for their hard work and success. All of us here at ACGC are so proud of you!

We are hosting the first ever World Fling Tournament here at the American Classic Golf Club in Lewes, DE on May 21st and 22nd. AND ITS GOING TO BE FILMED FOR ESPN!!!

What is flinggolf? Click Here

This open format tournament will challenge the best players in the world with two events: The New Swarm FlingGolf Open and The Longest FlingShot Championship. Even some of our staff is playing in these competitions!

Want to come hang out and watch the tournament and longest fling competition? We are making an EVENT out of it. We have food trucks coming in plus our cafe will be cooking up some good grub for you, you can follow along and watch the tournament hole by hole on the course, we will be selling limited edition merchandise, see what flinggolf is all about, we are also having an afterparty with Can’t Fool The Blues & more!! Come and support us!

PARKING: Parking will be reserved for players playing in the tournament at the course, please park at the Heritage Inn (they have been so gracious to let us use their lot for overflow parking) and walk over to the course to enjoy the festivities!

We are so excited to be a part of this historic moment for this new sport and we hope you can come and join in on the fun.

Okay . . . so everyone knows the saying that you “drive for show, and putt for dough.” But have you ever taken the time to actually think about that statement? Have you ever reviewed your scorecard at the end of your round to compare how many fairways you hit to the amount of putts you had in your 9 or 18 hole round? 

Well it’s likely that your putt attempts drastically outnumber your fairways hit and greens hit in regulation, but that’s nothing to be ashamed about! On average for 9 hole rounds, your average golfer will score somewhere between 40 and 60 per Golf Storage Guide. Obviously, everyone would much rather be closer to 40 than 60, but more times than not it comes down to your putting and eliminating those “damn 3 putts.”

Did you know that if you 3 putt on every hole in a 9 hole round that you dedicated 27 strokes alone to just putting? So even if you hit every fairway off the tee and every green in regulation (which we know how hard it is to do consistently), chances are you have 27 putts compared to 13 hit fairways and greens, specifically geared towards playing an absolutely perfect round full swing wise at American Classic G.C. Yes, that would equal to shooting a score of 40, but imagine if those 3 putts become 2 putts? Or even if you simply only 3 putt on half of the holes. Just like that, you are all of a sudden scoring in the 30s per 9 holes just by improving your putting.

If you feel like this hits close to home, please don’t hesitate to reach out to schedule a putting lesson today! It’s very important to have a consistent full swing and to truly know your distances with each club, but the fastest way to improve your scores is by eliminating putts. So wear your Loudmouth clothes, play your music, and have fun when out on the course, but take some time to improve your putting and all of a sudden those clothes, music, and fun vibes feel even greater when you see that you are improving your scores after each round.

Written By: Austin Ebersole

 

Sources: Golf Storage Guide

American Classic Golfers,

We wanted to take this time to share with you some of the new changes that we will be implementing moving forward. The biggest change that we want everyone to be aware of is that golf check-ins for all golf rounds will now take place at the “Golf Shack” around back. When you book your tee times, check in for your league / tournament play, or are hoping to be able to walk on, you will instead go to the Golf Shack around the back to check in before playing. The “Pro Shop” no longer exists inside the building, and is now known as the Clubhouse. Below is what you will need to know about how the Golf Shack and Clubhouse will operate and what they offer:

Golf Shack

  • Check-in & pay for golf round

  • Book future tee times

  • Golf necessities such as golf balls, tees, golf gloves, etc. can be purchased here

  • Rent golf clubs, flingsticks, electric golf cart, golfboard, or pull cart for your round

  • Pay for Driving Net balls to practice or warm up

Clubhouse

  • Obtain information on golf lessons & fitness classes

  • Learn how to become a passholder and to pay your yearly / monthly dues

  • Gather information on how to host a future event at our course

  • Buy new grips and have installed for your golf clubs

  • Merchandise shopping such as logo’d and Loudmouth items

  • Purchase gift certificates

  • & all other general information inquiries and guest services

We know that this is a drastic change and that it will take some time getting used to for everyone, but it is a change that we are very much excited about!

Important Note– The Classic Rock Cafe will be closed through January, and will reopen in February.

Thank you all for your continued support, and we hope to see you at the course soon to check out all of the new changes!

-The entire ACGC Staff

It’s the giving season! We have chosen to work with the Milford Boys & Girls Club to get donations for the children in need. WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider making a small donation that is sure to put a smile on the children’s faces. Items can be dropped off from 8am-4pm in the clubhouse! Cash donations are also accepted.
Items Needed:
-Fleece Blankets (size 50″ x 60″) for both boys and girls ages 3-13
– Slipper Socks for both boys and girls ages 3-13
Click here to see what the Milford Boys & Girls Club are about: https://www.bgclubs.org/who-we-are/
ALL DONATIONS ARE DUE BY DECEMBER 20TH at 9AM!
THANK YOU!

We got a couple of updates below! Please read the entire post for new check in & hours of operation updates!!

CHECK-IN UPDATES: PLEASE READ FULLY

We now offer Express Check In at the Starter Shack (see photo)! Who should use Express Check In? If you are any of the following please use Express Check In:

Express Check-In w/ Starter Here

– Passholders

– Anyone paying by credit card or club credit

– Players who are walking

– If you prepaid for your greens fees online 

– If you do not need anything from the pro shop or cafe prior to your round

 

We still offer check-in at the front desk of the pro shop too! Who should use pro shop check-in? Please use pro shop check-in if you are any of the following:

– If you need golf balls, tees, snacks, drinks, etc.

– If you have changes, questions, concerns, or issues with your tee times 

– You do not already have a tee time reservation

– You are paying in cash

– You need to purchase club credit

– You need information about the course, golf passes, lessons, regripping, etc.

Please note: Your tee time is your tee time no matter where you check-in, checking in at the shack won’t necessarily get you out earlier than your scheduled tee time. 

HOURS CHANGE UPDATE:

CLUBHOUSE HOURS: 7am – 5pm (clubhouse restroom will be open after 5pm, must enter through back entrance by starter shack)

TEE TIMES AVAILABLE: 7am-5pm (we will wait for last cart to come in to close shack)

CAFE HOURS: 8:30am – 5pm (last call & fryers close @ 4:45pm)

TRAFFIC UPDATE:

There will be stop signs added to the road in front of the golf course by the end of August! The stops signs are for anyone exiting the golf course parking lot and exiting the Heritage Village Condos. Anyone who is entering the golf course/condo entrance will continue through with no stop signs.

Keep in touch with course updates via email, Facebook and our website. Thanks for growing with us! 

The Staff at American Classic Golf Club

Golf is back for the Tokyo 2020(2021) Olympic Games! Did you know that is the second time that golf has appeared back-to-back in Olympic games? The first time was in 1900 & 1904, the first two times golf was ever in the Olympics. The first time golf was put into the Olympic event schedule was in the Paris 1900 games, the second time it appeared in St. Louis in 1904, after those two Olympic years, golf was not seen in the Olympics until Rio 2016. 

USA Women’s Golf Team

USA Men’s Golf Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

So why care about golf in the Olympics? Well, the USA has a very good chance for medals in both the men’s individual and women’s individual competitions. Let’s take a look at Team USA: In the men’s competition the team is comprised of: Justin Thomas (Highest Ranking Player for Team USA -3rd in the world), Collin Morikawa, Xander Schauffle and Patrick Reed (Patrick replaced Bryson DeChambeau after testing positive for Covid prior to travel). In the women’s competition for team USA we have: Nellie Korda (Ranke#1 in the world), Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson and Jessica Korda. Nellie Korda and Jessica Korda are actually sisters competing together in these games. Also, this is Lexi Thompson’s second time appearing on the golf team for USA, she and Patrick Reed are the only returning players from Rio 2016.

Rio Medalists:

Looking back to the Rio Games in 2016, a medal was actually won for the United States by Matt Kuchar. Matt won the bronze medal in the men’s competition by shooting a 63 in the final round. There are some returning players from the podium in Rio that are competing again in Tokyo, which may make it more difficult for the United States to medal in these events. In the women’s competition both the reigning gold (Inbee Park) & silver (Lydia Ko) medalists are returning to compete in Tokyo. No one from the Rio men’s golf podium returned to the games this year; Justin Rose (Gold), Henrik Stenson(Silver) or the bronze medalist Matt Kuchar. Someone to look for in these games is Hideki Matsuyama, the 2021 Masters Champion. Hideki will be competing in his home country of Japan in a year that he has already won big. 

Covid has already affected these games in a multitude of ways, but a major one is that there are major players that will be missing the games due to positive covid tests. As per covid protocol, the players must be tested prior to leaving for the games. Bryson DeChambeau had to drop out of the competition because he tested positive for covid right before travelling to Tokyo. Jon Rahm, the #1 ranked world player, also had a similar situation happen to him as Dechambeau, where he was forced to drop out due to a positive covid test, prior to leaving for the games. So far the women’s US team has not had any substitutions due to covid, let’s all hope to keep it that way.

Kasumigaski Country Club, Saitama, Japan

Players will travel an hour north west from the olympic village to Kasumigaseki CC, a private 36 hole country club just outside of Tokyo city. Round 1 of the men’s competition starts July 28th at 6:30pm EST at Kasumigaseki Country Club and the women’s competition begins on August 3rd at 6:30pm EST. Keep your eyes on Team USA for two great competitions and let’s see if we can bring home the gold!

Go Team USA!

-Britt Morrison

Events Happening in July

What’s new & fun for July? See below!

4th of July BBQ – July 3rd, 4th & 5th [9am – 5pm]

We have food specials coming this weekend for the 4th!! BBQ platters available while supplies last starting on Saturday July 3rd and running until Monday July 5th (while supplies last).
Available for take out or dine in! Call 302-703-6662 or stop in to order!
(1) Pulled Pork BBQ or Beef Brisket Sandwich on a brioche roll with a side of mac and cheese & a side of baked beans for $13! We also have alcoholic freeze pops available (jack & coke, melon-rita, verry cherry, & cherry coke) and more in house drink specials! Stop in and see us this weekend.

Flop Shot Challenge – July 9th [3pm-6pm]

Come try your luck at the Phil Mickelson Flop Shot Challenge sponsored by: Amstel Light! Amstel Light is coming to American Classic on July 9th from 3pm-6pm to put on this fun flop shot contest! We will be set up on the putting green (near our new outdoor bar where you can purchase Amstel Light 😉 ) There will be giveaways, sweep entries and more fun to come at this event! AND of course there will be drink specials on Amstel Light! No registration required, come on out, play a round and have fun!

Wine Down Wednesdays – Every Wednesday [12pm-7pm]

Wine down on Wednesday! Every Wednesday we have wine flights available for just $8! 4 tastings of wine and the wine switches each week! Come out and try a flight!

What is fling golf? That is the most common question I hear working behind the counter at the American Classic Golf Club as golfers check in and notice the unique New Swarm Sports FlingSticks hanging near the counter.  When asked that question, I enjoy explaining what fling golf is and encouraging people to give it a try. It is always great to see people interested and excited to give it a try sometime.  I also get a laugh seeing just how shocked people are to find out you only use one club, the FlingStick, when playing and can avoid the full set of regular golf clubs.   

FlingGolf, created by Alex Van Alen, is an innovative sport which combines aspects of lacrosse, baseball, and hockey with golf.  The game can be played on any golf cours e, and to play FlingGolf all you need is a FlingStick and some golf balls.  Your FlingStick will act as your driver, irons, woods, wedges, and putter, so there is no need to lug around a full set when playing this sport.  To fling the golf ball, simply load the ball up into the channel at the end of the stick and throw the ball from the tee to the green.  Around the greens, there are many chipping techniques and putting is done with the striker pad on the head of the stick.  There are also many different styles that can be used to fling the ball, and you will find the shot that works best for you as you play more often.  

Here at the American Classic, we offer FlingGolf and have rental FlingSticks in which you can rent out for your round. FlingSticks can also be purchased at flinggolf.com if you want your own stick.  Since FlingGolf can be played alongside regular golfers, I feel that this is a great way for non-golfers to get out onto the course and have fun with their golfer friends.  The fact that fling golfers will only use the FlingStick and not a full set of clubs allows for pace of play to be kept up with anybody. 

I love regular golf and will always play as much as I can, but I also truly enjoy FlingGolf.  FlingGolf is a nice way to get out onto the course and chuck some balls around, and I have fun trying to improve and increase my fling distances off the tee.  Sometimes I like to bring a FlingStick out onto the course with me during my regular golf rounds to throw a few for fun (or when my regular golf game is lacking).  Bringing out the FlingStick can be a great way to find a fairway and change things up on the course.    

The last few summers here at the American Classic we have organized a laid back summer fling league on Friday evenings, and it was nice to see many new people out on the golf course for the first time who wanted to get out but struggled to pick up regular golf.  We will be bringing the league back this year and I cannot wait to see everyone out flinging again! We are also very excited to announce that we will have fun food and drink specials, making the fling evenings even better!  

Before the FlingGolf Fridays return, we will also be hosting a great FlingGolf fundraiser event to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on May 14that 6:00 PM.  No FlingGolf experience is required, and $15 dollars will cover the cost of your round and rental stick. All greens fees purchased will go to LLS!  Sign up HERE

Hope to see you all flinging this year! 

– Sam Cresta, Assistant Golf Professional at American Classic Golf Club

Guess what… Outdoor classes/events are starting next week at American Classic Golf Club! (weather depending) Our summer outdoor fitness series runs from April 26th – the end of September! 

The first Outdoor Yoga Class will be on Monday, April 26th @ 6:30pm and it will run weekly on Mondays after that! For outdoor yoga all you need is a yoga mat, water, and a beach towel. You can prepay online or pay when you check in on Monday nights. 

We also are adding a NEW class to the schedule — OUTDOOR STRETCH & STRENGTH class! This class will be weekly on Tuesday Nights @ 6:30pm (first class is on 4/27) and this class you must pre register for! Only 6 spots are available each week for this small group training class that focuses on mobility (stretching and strengthening the muscles in your body). This class will require resistance bands & a yoga mat. Don’t have resistance bands? No worries! I sell resistance bands in a 3-pack for just $10.

We are also going to be having a fun Cinco De Mayo event on May 5th @ 6:30pm called Yoga & Margs! This class will be outside and includes 30 minutes of yoga and 1 margarita for class. It’s gonna be so fun! Very beginner friendly class! A few Wednesdays per month we will be hosting some fun and different outdoor fitness classes — so keep an eye out!

Why try these classes? The outdoor fitness series is designed to help improve your overall mobility, as well as, get you out on a golf course for a fun and unique fitness experience! ALL CLASSES ARE BEGINNER FRIENDLY! For the classes, we workout on one of the golf course fairways and it’s a relaxed and fun environment. I cannot wait to get back to teaching outside and seeing all of you in person! Sign up for classes here! (For Outdoor yoga you can pay when you check in if you prefer)

Have questions? Email me at brittmmorrison@gmail.com, I would love to answer any questions you have!

– Britt Morrison, ACE-GFI, 200HR YT, TPI-LVL2