Virginia Golfer Sep / Oct 2017 - Page 6

Contents SEP/OCT 2017 Victoria Tip-Aucha AROUND THE COMMONWEALTH 7  Calm Champion Ryan Zylstra’s newfound calm demeanor on the golf course helped him win the Delta Dental State Open of Virginia. 8  VSGA Summer Rewind Honoring the winners of the VSGA’s summer championships. MEMBER CLUB 11 Back in Business At Ford’s Colony, new greens have revived the club’s Marsh Hawk Course. THE RULES 12 T  he Virginia Golfer Rules Quiz 8 Test your knowledge of the Rules of Golf with these 10 questions. IN MEMORIAM 14 R  emembering Dr. David Kovach The past VSGA Board of Directors member died June 28 at 73. DEPARTMENTS GREAT HOLES 15 No. 5 at The Omni Homestead Resort’s Old Course This tough par-3 hole features many angles and options to keep players coming back. INSTRUCTION 36 Chip or putt? CC of Virginia’s Eric Layton offers tips to help your short game. EQUIPMENT 38 Be Prepared Get ready for fall with these five new items, including drivers, bags and gloves. MY TURN 4 V I R G I N I A G O L F E R | S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 17 Pat Luke and the therapeutic power of the ParTee Girls. SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017 36 THE CLUB AT VINITERRA 40 Golf as Therapy $2.95 vsga.org Official publication of the Virginia State Golf Association as a service to its more than 72,000 members Last the Laugh Bernhard Langer’s age-defying play keeps him smiling and at the front of the field The Country Club of Virginia hosts Bernhard Langer and the PGA Tour Champions in October at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic inside VIRGINIA ARTIST BRINGS NEW MEANING TO ‘HOME COURSE’ N.C.’S PINEHURST MIXES CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF AND FAMILY FUN BIG CHANGES IN STORE FOR UVA’S BIRDWOOD ON THE COVER: Bernhard Langer celebrates during the Senior PGA Championship in May at Trump National Golf Club, Washington, D.C. PHOTO BY PAUL PIERCE JR. vsga.org