New Twilight Times in effect: twilight times are now 1 pm, super-twilight 3pm. Contact your favorite course to reserve tee times or ask about twilight fees.
2014 Tournament Schedule is now out and posted on the Event's Page.
Special Promotion at J.S. Clark Golf Course. Beginning Saturday, November 16th through December 31st. Parents & Grandparents… bring your junior to play at J.S. Clark for a penny. Two adults pay their regular rates for green fees (and/or carts) and bring your junior for their fees of one cent total. Juniors in this special can range in ages 6 to 17. Parents and Grandparents must accompany junior at all times. Price includes small complimentary range balls. Good for any time of the day during the week and weekends. Mention this promotion to get the deal.
LADIES FALL CLASSIC
Results of the Event held November 9th & 10th. Click Here
Thank you to the ladies that participated.
Historic City Park Golf Course Special: October thru December 2013
“Bring your spouse to golf” Monday through Friday Special
18 holes w/cart…………..$22.00
Spouse “A” pays published rack rates; 9 holes w/cart………….$12.00,
Saturday and Sunday game day promotion at all golf courses starting Saturday, runs through Sunday Dec. 29th. Any customer wearing a LSU, Southern, or Saints cap or shirt will receive a 15% discount off of greens and/or cart fees only. Be sure to tell the Pro Shop staff you are supporting your favorite team and would like the game day discount. All times from 10:00 am through day’s end (Full rack rate times, Twilight and Super Twilight) will apply. Be sure to call and reserve a tee time.
2013 Players Championship Results
Spouse “B” pays $5.00: Includes Green Fee/Cart/9 or 18 holes
We managed to catch up to Player of the Year Blaine Patin and ask him a few questions and get some insight on his impressive year of play...
Blaine: This is the first year that I’ve been able to compete in every event. It’s difficult to pull this off every year with all of the other tournaments across the state. Also, I’m very lucky to have a supportive wife! I really enjoy the BREC events because of the quality of golfers and the golf courses.
You played in every event, in fact you played well in every event, how do you set your schedule for the year to compete in these events?
Blaine: The strongest part of my game this year was short and mid iron play. I’ve worked really hard this year to become more accurate from 100 to 150 yards. It paid off well throughout the year!
What part of your game was the main factor for being so successful this year?
Blaine: I usually play once or twice a week. But, I practice 3 or 4 days a week. It’s not always hitting the range, but a lot of times putting or chipping for 30 or 40 minutes. I always play practice rounds at the course we are playing next. It’s good to get a feel for green speeds the week of the tournament.
How often do you play and/or practice to get ready for these events? Do you play practice rounds.
Blaine: Baton Rouge is loaded with scratch golfers. I’m fortunate to play with several of them very often. I think most golfers would be lying if they said they never get nervous when competing. I know I certainly do at times. For me, the best way to get through those nervous feelings is to not think about the end result of your round. I try to think about each shot as they come. The more times you are put under pressure, the more comfortable you will become.
There are some really good players competing in these events, do you ever get nervous? And how do you deal with it?
Blaine: My favorite club in my bag is my putter. It’s a 50” Ping Craz-E long putter. I’ve used it for 5 or 6 years. I struggled bad with the short putter for many years. Having the long putter has allowed me to enjoy the game much more over the last few years. I guess I’ll have to make some adjustments come 2016!
What is your favorite club in the bag… and why?
Blaine: I have a synthetic putting green at my house that I practice on frequently. I try to use it 2 or 3 days a week to keep me feeling good with the putter.
To compete in these events, it is obvious the putter has to show up; what do you do to keep your putter working?
Blaine: I’m not a very mechanical golfer. Currently I’m working on getting a little less steep on the downswing. I have a couple of drills I use when practicing, but when I get to the course I try to focus on playing.
Without giving away too many secrets, what main swing thoughts do you use? And do you have a particular “go to swing”?
Blaine: Energy level has never been a real issue for me. I’ve always played a couple times a week. So, playing 18 holes each day isn’t much different. The only exception is the City AM. 72 holes in a weekend can wear you down!
Do you do anything in particular to keep your energy level up in these events? 36 holes of competitive golf on a weekend can wear a bit on you… what is your secret?
Blaine: Bogeys frequently show up on my card! I don’t worry about making bogeys. I was just telling a buddy of mine that I can’t remember the last time I had a bogey-free round. When you make a bogey or two, you have to stay patient and not force the issue. Birdies will come if you keep hitting quality shots and not lose your cool!
Do you ever have a bit in a tournament where your game leaves you and your start racking up a string of bogeys… what do you do to get back on track?
10. What do you do for an encore?
Blaine: My golf goal for 2014 is to be a better golfer than I was in 2013. If I had to pick one event that I’d like to win the most in 2014, it would be the Baton Rouge Amateur. I’ve knocked on that door two years in a row and haven’t been able to get it done. Hopefully that changes in 2014!
Scott Haynie wins Baton Rouge Amateur... by shooting a two under 70 (tied Blaine Patin) and then entering and winning a play-off
This was his 8th Amateur Victory- Amazing.
Final 18 holes: Scott Haynie 70; Blaine Patin 70; Ben Wheeler 73; Randall Little 74; Russ Gaudin 75; Felipe Del Solar 75; Crosby Lyman 77; Peyton McCullock 83.
Results of the Matches & Final Scores (Upper Brackets)
Results of the Matches & Final Scores (Lower Brackets)
Results of Consolation Flight
Who won the Webb Memorial? Click here to find out.
For Results of City Junior Championship @ Beaver Creek – July 1st & 2nd click here.
For information on junior golf programs at The First Tee, email firstname.lastname@example.org or thefirstteeebrp.org
BREC Golf operates seven golf courses throughout East Baton Rouge Parish that will challenge all golfer from every walk of life. Santa Maria and Beaver Creek, are flagship style courses, featuring championship designs and amenities. Webb, the most played course in Baton Rouge, and Dumas & Howell are also championship style 18 hole facilities lending themselves to being a great golfing value and experience to the public. Each golf facility includes pro shops, continual cart paths, maintained turf conditions; Dumas has a newly designed grill and has undergone recent renovations. For further details on our courses, visit each course's individual page, where you can learn about upcoming events, annual passes and more. For example, look at City Park's page to find out about its historical status. Also... Check out our Upcoming Events page!
Did you know BREC has a newly upgraded Golf Development Department created to focus on helping East Baton Rouge Parish golfers improve their games? The First Tee of East Baton Rouge Parish, housed at J.S. Clark Golf Course, is a national youth development program designed to teach young golfers (ages 9-17) life skills and golf etiquette against the backdrop of the game of golf. For Adults (ages 14 and older) BREC provides a line up of golf programs highlighted in Lessons & Clinics. Click Here for more information. In addition, Santa Maria Golf Course includes the Santa Maria Golf Academy, which offers indoor and outdoor lessons and golf equipment repair.
Check out in Lessons & Clinics http://www.brecgolf.com/lessons/
The Latest News... seen in the Advocate:
DARTEZ TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAM: Catholic High golfer Nicholas Dartez was recently selected to participate in The First Tee Training Program at Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy in Hilton Head, S.C., June 3-9.
Dartez is a member of The First Tee and was nominated by the local chapter. He is one of 52 golfers representing 40 chapters across the United States.
Golfers will receive instruction in full swing, short game, course management, mental preparation, fitness training and college placement services.
Seven East Baton Parish Golf CourseBREC Golf's seven courses bring much variety to East Baton Rouge Parish golf. You can walk in with rudimentary knowledge of how to swing a club and, after some time with our development programs, become a budding expert. It's all here in East Baton Rouge Parish. Take some time, browse our courses on this site and find the golf course or program that fits you best.
For results on Tournaments, visit Events at the top and click tournaments.