Events Happening in July
What’s new & fun for July? See below!
4th of July BBQ – July 3rd, 4th & 5th [9am – 5pm]
Flop Shot Challenge – July 9th [3pm-6pm]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, I would love to answer any questions you have!
– Britt Morrison, ACE-GFI, 200HR YT, TPI-LVL2