2017 Clinics

Clinics and Player Education & Development Opportunities

There are a number of clinics and seminars scheduled throughout the early season. Clinics usually last one hour, are limited to 10-12 participants and are appropriate for golfers of all ability levels. The content covered is narrow and the purpose is to offer an inexpensive way for members to get a basic overview and/or review on how to play a certain shot.  A clinic is designed to accommodate more participants and less individual instruction than a group lesson.  The seminars will cover Rules and Etiquette and our GN21 Handicap System.

Unless otherwise noted, prices for clinics are $10 for EWGA members and $15 for non-members. Non-members may only attend three EWGA events.

Depending upon the time of the clinic, you may want to stay at the course to play a round or stop in the restaurant for lunch, dinner or socialization.

We are offering the following clinics for 2017:
(click on the name of the clinic in the table below for more information and to register)
Name  Date Time Place
Rules and Etiquette Seminar (free)  (COMPLETE) Thursday, April 6  6 pm RDGA Office
Handicap Seminar (free)  (COMPLETE) Thursday, April 27 5:30 pm RDGA Office
Chipping & Pitching Clinic wtih On Course Time (CLOSED - FILLED) Friday, May 5 6 pm Ontario Country Club
Tee Shots & Alignment Clinic on the Range (CLOSED - FILLED) Saturday, May 6 1 pm Ontario Country Club
Sips & Swings at Clifton Springs - Short Game & More / 9 holes with Cart Saturday, May 20 1 pm Clifton Springs CC
Swing Mechanics/Swing Analysis (CLOSED - FILLED) Sunday, May 21 9:30 am Southern Meadows
Chipping/Short Game Magic (CLOSED - FILLED) Sunday, June 4 9:30 am Southern Meadows
Improve your Game - Clinic and On Course Instruction  Saturday, June 24 5 pm Wild Wood CC

 

Check back here throughout the season for additional clinic offerings.

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Rules and Etiquette Seminar
Free Clinic      COMPLETED

Thursday, April 6

Dan Overbeck, RDGA Rules Committee
RDGA Office in Brighton Central Park
2024 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Dan Overbeck will guide the discussion to address both the new rules for 2017 – 2019 and any other rules the participants might want to discuss. 

This clinic is highly recommended if you are playing in an EWGA league.

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Handicap Seminar Free Clinic     COMPLETED

Thursday, April 27 


 
Luanna Andrews and Wendy Bolton, EWGA Members
RDGA Office in Brighton Central Park
2024 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM  
 

Luanna and Wendy will lead this seminar to discuss our GN21 Handicap System and other important information about keeping and needing a handicap index. If you have trouble posting your scores, don’t miss this seminar! 

This clinic is highly recommended if you are playing in an EWGA league.

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Chipping & Pitching Clinic with On Course Time      CLOSED - FILLED

Friday, May 5

Linda Opalisky, PGA Director of Instruction
Pete Konefal, PGA Teaching Professional
6:00 PM – 8 PM @ Ontario Country Club

Spend some time with pros Linda Opalisky and Pete Konefal working on chipping and pitching with on course practice.  If you tend to putt from just off the green here's another shot you can practice, as well as the all important pitch or chip from fairway to green to improve your score!

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Tee Shots and Alignment Clinic on the Range
Short Game Clinic     CLOSED - FILLED

Saturday, May 6

Linda Opalisky, PGA Director of Instruction
Pete Konefal, PGA Teaching Professional
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ Ontario Country Club

Proper set-up & alignment is critical to all our shots. Linda Opalisky and Pete Konefal have some excellent tools and visualizations to help you improve this part of your game.


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Sips and Swings at Clifton Springs
Short Game and More / 9 Holes of Golf with Cart     
 REGISTER


Saturday, May 20

Michael Basch, Head Golf Professional  Lynn Quinn, Head Golf Coach, William Smith College
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM @ Clinic at Clifton Springs Country Club
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 9 Holes of Golf
Total Member Cost:  $30

Michael Basch and Lynn Quinn will cover chipping, pitching, putting and more.  After the clinic, Clifton Springs is offering 9 holes of golf together with the clinic for $30.  Enjoy the golfing experience at this gorgeous private course, stay for something to eat afterwards, and enjoy the view!

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Swing Mechanics/Swing Analysis     CLOSED - FILLED

Sunday, May 21
 

Mike Clawson, PGA Professional
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM @ Southern Meadows Golf Course

Mike Clawson will cover all aspects of set up & swing mechanics – a great refresher for the beginning of the golf season. He will analyze all participants’ swings and give you some specific areas to work on. Stay and play 9 holes and practice what you learned!

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Chipping/Short Game Magic   CLOSED - FILLED

Sunday, June 4

Mike Clawson, PGA Professional
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM @ Southern Meadows Golf Course

Mike Clawson will show us some tips to improve our score when chipping to the green.  Stay and play 9 holes practicing what you learned!

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Improve your Game – Clinic and On Course      REGISTER
Instruction at Wild Wood


Saturday, June 24

Mike Judy, PGA Professional
Mike Frank, Assistant Golf Professional
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Clinic at Wild Wood Country Club
6:00 PM – 4-5 Holes On Course Instruction
Appetizers afterwards in the Clubhouse

Total Member Cost:  $25

Mike Judy and Mike Frank will survey registrants and customize the clinic based on what you would like to achieve most from the lesson and what part of your game needs the most improvement.  After the clinic they will analyze each golfer’s technique with on course instruction while playing 4-5 holes of golf.  Appetizers afterwards are included and will be a great end to a fun day!