Last updated August 20, 2016 at 3:30 PM EDT
The weekend is here, and with it has come some beautiful weather. While the last few days of summer vacation are sneaking up, that hasn't stopped us from enjoying the best conditions of the year at the Sugarloaf Golf Club. August has been quite busy, with the State of Maine Championship and Maine Celebrity Classic last week. Tomorrow, we welcome the AJGA Coca-Cola Junior Championships to Sugarloaf. Come watch and cheer on the future pros of the sport as they make the rounds here from August 21-25. Please note that starting tomorrow, Sunday 8/21, the course will be closed to the public for the event. Tee times will resume on Friday, 8/26.
If you're looking to hit the links when public play resumes on Friday, we highly suggest booking your tee time online - you'll save some cash on your greens fees, which means a little extra dough in your pockets for an after-round beverage at Strokes (or another sleeve of balls...)
Searching for some non-golf related fun? The Outpost Adventure Center is open seven days a week from 9am-4pm, offering segway tours, zipline adventures, stand up paddleboard & kayak rentals. Scenic lift rides are available Saturdays and Sunday only, through Homecoming weekend (10/10/16).
The Flume 5K & 10K trail race today was a huge success, many thanks to all the runners who came out and ran their hearts out on a beautiful Saturday! Our next big event is the inaugural Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Festival September 23-26. Click over to our events calendar for more upcoming happenings.
We'll continue to provide regular updates right here on course conditions and happenings throughout the season, so be sure to check back frequently over the coming weeks, and we hope to see you here soon!
Play Tips from the Pros
When faced with a bunker shot, most golfers will open the face of the golf club to add more loft to the club. By opening the face of the club you will notice that the face points to the right. This causes the ball to go right. To square up the face you need to drop the grip so it is closer to the sand. This will allow you to square the face of the club easier and have your bunker shots start more on target. So if you miss your bunker shots to the right, try this tip.
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