Golf at Congressional April 18, 2017

We have an exciting weekend at the club planned for you with our Expo Days this coming Saturday and Sunday (Ladies Only).

I am excited to announce that in addition to our usual heavy hitters (including TaylorMade, Callaway, Titleist, FootJoy and Ping), PXG Golf and Bettinardi Custom Putters will also be participating this year.

The team will be on hand to ensure your experience and fittings are provided with the utmost care, we look forward to spending the day with you.

I would be remiss if I did not remind you of the Club Foundation Golf Tournament this Friday. The tournament, a 1:00 shotgun, will be followed by an evening full of fun and camaraderie. The Foundation means so much to so many, please let us know if we can facilitate your participation.

With best wishes,

Jason Epstein, PGA Director of Athletics

Pace of Play

Playing golf at Congressional at a reasonable pace is consistent with the traditions of the game, the traditions of Congressional and demonstrates the proper respect for the others on the course. While the perfect round has yet to be played, playing golf slowly can lead to a disappointing experience for everyone on the course. Please pay attention to your pace of play and enjoy your round on our national treasure.

All groups playing at Congressional are expected to meet our Pace of Play standard of:

  • 4 hours and 10 minutes or less for a foursome.
  • 3 hours or less for a twosome.

The following Pace of Play Recommendations are provided to help everyone meet this standard:

Be aware of where your group is at all times relative to the group in front of you. In a four hour and ten minutes round you should achieve the following checkpoints:

  • Reach 5th fairway in one hour.
  • Reach 10th tee in two hours and 5 minutes.
  • Reach 15th tee in three hours.

1st Tee Practices:

  • Play from the appropriate tees – guests with a handicap of 10 or higher may not play from the back tees.
  • Be prepared to play at all times.
  • Be prepared to tee off.
  • Repair ball marks and prepare to putt while others are playing their ball.
  • Do not linger on the green; mark your scorecard on the next tee.
  • Play ready golf.
  • Do not sit down for lunch at the turn, please grab your lunch and go.
  • Invite faster groups to play through.
  • Watch other players’ shots in order to minimize the need to search for lost balls.
  • Always rake your own fairway bunker and replace your own divot.


Shirley Gavaris aced a hole-in-one on Tuesday, April 11 on hole #5 Gold Course. Her playing partners Peggy Sewell, Gay Friedman and Bonnie O'Neill were on hand for the celebration. Congratulations Shirley!

Practice Range Maintenance

Please note, for the rest of April the practice range will close at 7:00 pm on Thursdays and Sundays for a weekly maintenance service.

Golf Expo Day

Ladies Expo Day

FootJoy Trunkshow

4/20-4/23 Golf Shop Only

Club Foundation

Dinner at 5:30 pm followed by live and silent auction.

Junior Golf

Congratulations Jack Borg for winning the US Kids Event on Saturday, April 15.

He shot two over 38 and ended up winning on the second hole of the sudden death playoff.

He is the son of Neil Borg and Kara Walsh.

Junior Golf Registration is still open.

Packets are available in the golf shop.

Junior Golf is open to children of resident members aged at least 7 years old but no older than 17 years old as of June 1, 2017. The 18-Hole Division will begin starting times at 11:30 am on the Gold Course. The 9 Hole Divisions will have starting times from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the Gold Course. The 9 Hole Division Beginner and Advanced will alternate each Monday for the first set of starting times. The 3 & 5 Hole Divisions will continue with the 4:15 pm shotgun start on the Blue Course.

Train to Xcel Coaching Series

Mike Dickson, PGA and PGA Assistant Professionals

Starting the week of April 1, the series will be from 4:00 to 6:30 pm on Tuesdays or Fridays. This coaching program is a TEAM FORMAT SETTING designed for teenagers ages 14 - 17 that has the desire to play competitive and/or high school golf with the goal of possibly playing collegiate golf. Each session will be a 6 to 1 student to teacher ratio. Each month the program consists of 10 hours of instruction.

Each month the program includes:

* Two 9 Hole Playing Lessons

* Two 2 hour Practice Sessions

*One ½ hour individual Lesson

* Connected with Coach through Edufii

* Bioswing Dynamics Screening – Swing DNA

* Technology Training Sessions (Flightscope, Sam Putt Lab, K-Vest 3D, Video Analysis and Boditrak)

* CCX Game Improvement Tracking Program

* AimPoint Express Green Reading

*Trackman Combine Assessment

Girls Train to Xcel Coaching Series

Mike Dickson, PGA and PGA Assistant Professionals

Starting the week of April 1, the series will meet from 12:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturdays. This coaching program is a TEAM FORMAT SETTING designed for the junior ages 12 to 17 that wants to prepare themselves for competitive and high school golf. Each month the program consists of 8 hours of instruction. Student to teacher ratio is 6 to 1.

Each month the program includes:

*Two 9 hole Playing Lessons

*Two 2 Hour Practice Sessions

*Aimpoint Express Green Reading

*CCX Game Improvement Tracking Program

*Trackman Combine Assessment

Congressional Academy

John Scott Rattan, PGA

Starting the week of April 4, the series will meet from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Sundays. This coaching program is a designed for the junior ages 10 to 14 that wants to prepare themselves for tournament competition. Each month the program consists of 10 hours of instruction. Student to teacher ratio is 4.

Each month the program includes:

*Short Game and Scoring Clubs

* On Course instruction

*Junior Golf Tournament Manual

*Wedge Matrix

*Trackman and Sam Putt Lab

Ladies Classes and Coaching Series

Ladies Spring Get Golf Ready (Beginner) Class

Wednesday Session - 11:00 to 12:00 pm

Saturday Session – 11:00 to 12:00 pm

Enjoy golf with a clinic to improve your game and lower your scores!

Join our fun and relaxed atmosphere and meet some new friends.

Ladies Beginner Clinic is for the true beginning golfer or someone who wants to get back into the game

that has not played in a long time and wants a refresher on the fundamentals of the golf swing.

We will work on posture, alignment, grip and stance; explain equipment and use, and exposure to the golf course.

There is an option with and without clubs. If you need clubs, please contact Stacy ( for more information.

The clinic price is $424 ($53 a hour) for members and $525 ($65 a hour) for guests.

Clinic consists of:

Three full swing sessions

Two short game sessions

Two on course experiences

One participant's choice clinic

Wednesdays begin April 19 and Saturdays begin April 29.

Ladies Spring Learn and Play Classes

Tuesdays – 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays - 9:00 - 10:30 am

Thursdays – 9:00 – 10:30 am

Make Time for your Golf Game!! 2017 is your Year to Improve!

Learn and Play Clinic is for the golfer who plays, wants to get better but has not taken many lessons. Group environment is more casual and fun. We will cover the fundamentals but focus on full swing, on-course and short game.

The clinic price is $650 ($54 a hour) for members and $750 ($62 a hour) for guests for over 12 hours of instruction.

Learn and Play clinic is available Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:30 am.

The eight week clinic begins the week of April 17.

CCX Ladies Coaching Series

Michael Dickson, PGA Certified and Stacy Miller-Arndt, LPGA

Thursdays - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Fridays – 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Returning for 2017!!

Our coaching series will improve your areas that can lower your score.

This eight week program will improve your score by 8 strokes. The series will include four 90 minute supervised practices and four two hour playing lessons for over 16 hours of instruction. We focus on improving your course management while giving you a purposeful practice plan to improve 100 yards and in. Players can begin at any time during the coaching series.

The program is $895.00 for members and $1095.00 for guests.

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