Friday, July 21, 2017

Tennis Tip of the Week: Be Patient!

Putting together a point and setting yourself up for a winner to finish it is one of the most over-looked factors of a tennis match. Yes, it is important to focus on getting every ball in, but it is also important to anticipate where the point is going. Many players go for too much too soon instead of being patient and waiting for the right time to finish the point. The average tennis point only lasts 4-5 shots depending on the level, so if you can hold out just a little bit longer than your opponent, your patience will pay off more times than not.

Looking forward to seeing you on the courts!
Coach Rob

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cheyenne Spirit Echinacea Provides Burst of Color

By GBCC Gardener Mary Lemens

One of my favorite plants is Echinacea or its more common name, the cone flower. Over the years so many new varieties have been introduced. It's not just the purple cone flower anymore. The blossoms are also more diverse in shape and petal size. Magnus and White Swan are some of the more common varieties. The newer ones have names as interesting as the colors: Hot Papaya, Butterfly Kisses, Flame Thrower, Fragrant Angel and Milkshake are just a few.

The one that stands out to me in both color and performance is Cheyenne Spirit. The pictures are of this variety, and yes they have different colored blooms. Once established all of those colors will be on each plant at the same time. They are just beautiful when in full bloom.  It's a colorful bouquet on each plant.

The plant is very hardy and disease resistant so very easy to grow. I have five plants growing in the new bed along the patio outside the 19th Hole. They just started to bloom this week so you can see the colors they show.

I'm excited to see them next year once they are a more mature plant. I think you're going to enjoy them as much as I do!

Gardner out.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hole in One on #4

Thirteen year old Ashton hit a hole in one on #4 on the big course Friday, July 7th, 2017. Ashton hit it in from 109 yards using an 8 iron. WAY TO GO, Ashton!

Check out a flyover of #4 below:

Tim Bauman Finishes 2nd in WPGA Tournament

Congratulations to our Director of Golf, Tim Bauman! Tim took second place in the Cobra/Puma Classic at Morningstar Golfer's Club on Monday, July 10th. 

See the full results at:
Cobra/Puma Classic
Tim Bauman's Bio

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Hole in One on #13

GBCC member Bill Heinrich hit a hole in one on June 22nd, 2017! He was hitting from the Blue Golf Tees on Hole #13, 172 yards using his six iron. This was Bill's first hole in one at Green Bay County Club and his third hole in one in his lifetime. Congratulations, Bill!

Check out the flyover of #13 below:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tennis Tip of the Week: Utilizing the Opposite Hand

By Coach Rob LeBuhn

As tennis players we often get fatigue in our dominate arm while playing, drilling or taking a lesson. One trick that I learned over 40 years ago was to use the opposite hand, which in my case would be my left one.

The opposite hand allows us to give our dominate hand a “breather” in between points and strokes. It will also help you become more balanced on the court. If you would like to learn more about how using your opposite hand can help your game grow, feel free to stop by the courts and ask. I would love to help!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Butterflies Abundant in GBCC Gardens

By GBCC Gardener Mary Lemens

The warm weather is finally a regular visitor for us. With the warmth comes insects. This mild winter and cool wet spring means no winter kill for a lot of insect species. It remains to be seen just which ones will become prominent. I have spotted early arrivals of some of my favorite insects, the Wisconsin native butterflies:

  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail 
  • Black Swallowtail
  • Spicebush Swallowtail 
  • Monarch
  • Painted Lady
  • Red Admiral

Each one has unique food sources and places to lay eggs. Milkweed as we know is the only food source for Monarchs as well as where they lay eggs. The caterpillars feed on the plant leaves of the plant as well. Most other butterflies will feed on the plant nectar of any flower.  They have some preferences for plants they lay eggs on including Aster, black eyed Susan, cone flowers, hollyhocks, Shasta daisies, dill, and fennel to name a few. I try to include many butterfly and insect-friendly plants in the gardens here. It is amazing how many insects a diverse garden will bring!

I'm hoping to spot more butterfly species to add to my list of what is visiting the GBCC gardens. I hope you take a minute to enjoy watching the butterflies flutter through the Club. It is a moment to just take in the little things in life we are so apt to miss in our busy lives.

Gardener out.