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New Online Booking System

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

You can now book your tee time online 24/7 at www.lakelanierislands.com by accessing the golf web page and clicking on the online bookings link.

Legacy on Lanier Thanksgiving 2009 Schedule

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

 

 

Join us on the Islands for a week full of golfing fun!

Also, don’t forget the Magical Nights of Lights nightly!

 

Monday

Thanksgiving Skins Game

Tee Off by 12:00 PM

$40 per person PLUS $10 Skins Contribution

Gross Skins Game

 

Tuesday & Wednesday

Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot

Any regular rate round of golf receives a “Come Back” voucher to play

Legacy on Lanier Golf Club for CART FEE ONLY

 

Thursday

9:00 AM Turkey Day Shotgun

$54 per player (plus tax)

Includes Golf, Island Gate Fee, Range Balls, Breakfast and Lunch at the Turn

 

Friday

“Black Friday”

Holiday Weekend Rates Apply

SPECAIL MERCHANDISE SALES on Leading Brands such as Titleist, Adidas and more…

25% OFF regular priced merchandise for purchases of more than $50

35% OFF regular priced merchandise for purchases of more than $100

 

Saturday

Show your True Colors!

Wear your Georgia Red or Georgia Tech Gold and pay Afternoon Rates all day

 

Sunday

Friday was a Holiday so play anytime today for WEEKDAY RATES!

Ann Perry Makes Hole in One on the 10th !!!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Ann Perry, playing with the Sanders Seniors Group on Friday 13th November, sunk her 3rd ever hole in one on the 10th hole at Legacy on Lanier Golf Course. 

 

Hole in One Summary

 

Name

Ann Perry

Date

November 13th, 2009

Hole

#10 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club

Club Selection

9 Iron

Shot Description

“The ball landed just at the right edge of the green, kicked left and ran right into the hole!”

Celebration Style

Ann said that she will be buying everyone a drink for at least two days, which is extremely generous!

  

Come see if you can get your first ever hole in one or add to your existing catalogue at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club.  There have been quite a number of aces since the course opened in July.  If the green-keeping staff are kind with their hole selections, you could have a memorable day!!

Public Tournaments & Offers

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Legacy on Lanier Golf Club 1st Annual Winter Doubles Match Play Championship

 

Legacy on Lanier Golf Club will be holding our 1st Annual Winter Doubles Match Play Championship from December 1, 2009 through February 27, 2010 on which date the Grand Final will take place with an official club match referee.

 

Who can play?

 

The Winter Championship is open to ladies and gentlemen aged 18 years and above.  Each team will require two players with handicaps.  If you don’t have an official Georgia State Golf Association handicap, we can either help you establish one through GSGA for $30 plus tax per person, or you may submit two scorecards from rounds played at Legacy on Lanier Golf Course and we will calculate your handicap.  If you’re going to enter the tournament, we can offer you a 36-hole ‘handicap voucher’ at a reduced rate of $60+tax.

 

The field is limited to 32 teams so please call the professional shop at 678-318-7861 to register as soon as possible.  We will require names of both players in your team together with email addresses, telephone numbers, and handicaps.  Maximum handicaps are 28 for men and 36 for women.

 

Fees and Format

 

Tournament entry is free, players only need to pay the regular rate when they play which includes greens fee, cart fee, gate fee, range balls and F&B.  The farther you advance in the tournament, the lower your green fee becomes!  The tournament format will be best ball match play with ¾ of handicap differences allocated.  All players will play the hole out themselves and the player with the best net score wins the hole for their team.  This is the same format they play in the foursomes match of the Ryder Cup but with handicaps. 

 

Once the tournament draw is made, you will be required to organize and play your match by a specified date.  The professional shop will provide you with the contact details of your opponents so you may coordinate schedules.  All matches must be played at Legacy on Lanier Golf Course. 

 

 

Tournament Schedule

 

1st Round          To be played by December 31, 2009     Green Fee $54+tax

2nd Round         To be played by January 21, 2010         Green Fee $44+tax

Quarter Final     To be played by February 7, 2010         Green Fee $36+tax

Semi Final        To be played by February 21, 2010        No Green Fee

Final                 To be played on February 27, 2010        No Green Fee

 

The winning team will receive a trophy to keep and their names will be placed on the winners’ plaque in the Legacy on Lanier Golf Clubhouse. The winning team will also receive a free “Champions Dinner” for four at our Bullfrogs restaurant!

 

Remember, at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club food and beverage is included with your tee time.  So on your match day, come have some breakfast, warm up on the range, then head out for battle on the lake!

 

Call the professional shop at 678-318-7861 to register your team.  Please feel free to ask us any questions about the event.

Gerry Price Hole in One

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Gerry Price, President & CEO of Price Industries, makes first ever Hole in One at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club

 

The Canadian management team of Price Industries headed south to Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia for their managers meeting expecting the usual 75 degrees and sunny skies that October on the lake usually offers.  Unfortunately, the weather didn’t pay much attention to its expected averages and twenty-five Price Industries managers from across Canada were met with a murky 48 degrees when they arrived at the golf course.  The team braved the conditions and tackled a tough and testing golf course, where the lake becomes very much a factor on twelve of its holes.  A fun day of golf was had by all with the pinnacle of the day being the 115 yard Pitching Wedge sunk by Gerry Price on the 5th hole for his first ever hole in one! 

 

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Hole in One Summary

 

Name

Gerry Price

Date

October 17, 2009

Hole

#5 at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club

Club Selection

Pitching Wedge

Shot Description

“The ball dropped just over the front sand trap on a good line with the pin but on arrival at the green we couldn’t see it.  We checked around the green and then actually in the lake until Jim Ironside shouted over to check in the hole and there it was!”

Celebration Style

“Tall Kahlua & milk – at least a double!”

Company Information

Price Industries manufactures air distribution products for non residential construction

 

We have 4 exceptional par 3’s at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club, the picture above is the 5th hole.  The 5th is also on the lake and you’ll find it with anything left.  Our 10th hole is a challenging 171 yards from a high tee to an undulating green and you’ll find the lake with anything short or right on our 15th!

 

Call us today at 678-318-7861 to book your tee time and see if you can become part of the Legacy on Lanier hole in one club!

5 Simple Tips to Reduce Your Scores

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Five Simple Putting Tips that will Reduce your Scores Instantly!


Let’s face it, we’re never going to drive it 350 like Bubba, strike our irons as consistently as Stricker, or pitch it like Mickelson, but we could putt it as well as Tiger. I watch my friends (and I’m a culprit myself) hit 50 drivers on the range before they play, hit 3 fairways the whole round and then 3 putt every green! What are we thinking?!


The fastest route to low scores is improving your short game and putting is the easiest part. If you think about what is involved in the putting stroke, there’s no reason why we can’t all putt as well as Tiger. Before your next round, dedicate 15 minutes of that hour spent crushing balls all over the range for the putting green instead. Here are five simple tips that I guarantee will take shots off your score immediately. When you’re finished reading, give us a call at 678-318-7861 to come test your new found putting knowledge on our mini-verde Bermuda greens, a real test of your putting ability!


Legacy on Lanier Golf

Legacy on Lanier Golf

1. When making your practice swing, look at the hole. Why would you look at the ball and the square foot of grass around it? The ball isn’t going anywhere and that first foot is largely irrelevant. Looking at the hole while taking your practice swing will engrain the strength of stroke required in your head and give you a better chance of hitting your putt the correct distance.

2. Try to have the same length of backswing as follow-through. A large backswing and a short follow-through or a short backswing and a long follow-through will lead to problems with distance control. By keeping your swing evenly balanced, you give yourself the opportunity to get the ball rolling smoothly and on-line.

3. Get the ball to the hole. Make sure that if you miss your first putt, you miss long. You’re more likely to make your return putt, simply because you were able to see the exact line as you watched it go by the hole the first time. If you leave it short, you still cannot be certain how much break there will be. When your ball misses the hole, don’t throw your putter in the air, don’t look to the sky, don’t give your playing partners that mystified look, keep your eyes on the ball!

4. Always watch the putts of your playing partners. Just like tip #3, this concept is obvious but most people don’t actually do it. Viewing your partners’ putts gives you hard facts about the pace of the green and its contours. Everything about their putts will be relevant for your putt. Watch them carefully but be efficient, we don’t want five hour rounds!

5. Leave yourself easy putts. I’m not talking about trying to ensure a 4 iron from 185 yards stays below the hole as even the pros find that tough. I’m talking about chipping. Most amateurs will not hit many greens in regulation, so you’ll find yourself facing a lot of chip shots. On your approach to the green, take a good look around the hole and determine where would be easiest to hole a 6 foot putt. Keep this zone in mind when you’re chipping and you’ll make more of those up-and-downs.


Call us today at 678-318-7861 to reserve your tee time and try your putting skills on our new Mini Verde Bermuda greens. Our greens are very undulating and even with all the recent rain they’re still nice and firm, a refreshing change from that marshy feel of other courses in the area.


When booking your tee time, tell the professional shop that you read this article and qualify for a free ten minute putting lesson with one of our golf professionals!