Bryson DeChambeau out of Olympics after testing positive for COVID-19

Bryson DeChambeau’s Olympic debut will have to wait at least three years.

DeChambeau, the world No. 6 and fourth-ranked American, tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Toyko Games, USA Golf announced Saturday night. DeChambeau will be replaced on the four-player U.S. team by Patrick Reed, who competed in the 2016 Rio Games.

According to USA Golf’s statement, DeChambeau produced a positive test as part of the final testing protocol before leaving the U.S. for Japan.

“I am deeply disappointed not to be able to compete in the Olympics for Team USA,” DeChambeau said. “Representing my country means the world to me and it is was a tremendous honor to make this team. I wish Team USA the best of luck next week in Tokyo. I will now focus on getting healthy, and I look forward to returning to competition once I am cleared to do so.”

Reed will now have to undergo three days of testing, ending with Monday, before he can leave for Japan and join teammates Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas and Xander Schauffele. Reed is ranked 13th in the world rankings and got the replacement nod over No. 8 Patrick Cantlay and No. 7 Brooks Koepka, who were both listed ahead of Reed on the reserve list.

The men’s Olympic teams were set following the U.S. Open, with four new U.S. players making the squad.

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to represent our country and be a part of Team USA in Tokyo,” Reed said. “I wish Bryson nothing but the best, and I know how disappointed he is to not be able to compete, and I will do my best to play my best and represent our country.”

The men’s golf competition begins Thursday at Kasumigaseki Country Club.

Source: Golf Channel

Grill and Patio Now Open Daily!

The grill at Bahle Farms Golf Course is now open DAILY from 10:30-4.

We are serving up burgers, hot dogs and brats.

Our patio is also fully open for your leisure. Relax on the patio with a hot grill item after your round!

Our Current Alcohol Policy

Due to the recent sale of Bahle Farms Golf Course and the liquor license transfer process, we are unable to serve alcohol at this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience but for the time being, outside beverages and coolers will be allowed on the course, but please refrain from bringing hard liquor. We ask that you remain respectful and act responsibly as we are navigating this time.

Thank you for your cooperation during this brief transitional phase.

Now Offering Golf Lessons

We are pleased to introduce Chris Munson as Bahle Farms Golf Course’s new golf instructor.

Chris is an avid golfer and is in the process of becoming a PGA teaching professional.

About Chris:

I started golfing at the age of 13. Since then, I have had the pleasure of golfing throughout high school and college. I took lessons from my father who was a teaching pro and through his guidance and helpful tips I have been able to use what I learned to start teaching the game to others. I love the game as well as the tedious process of getting better. 

I have a passion for teaching and watching players grow their game. The most rewarding part of teaching golf and the swing is seeing results and being able to consistently see those results not only at a lesson but on the course as well. I have a really strong ability to transfer what I teach in lessons over to the course so that there are instant results which ultimately lower your scores. 

Lessons are available in 30 min and 1 hour time slots, and group lessons are available (10 person maximum).

TAKE 20% OFF ANY LESSONS BOOKED BY JUNE 20TH (FATHER’S DAY).

For more information and to book a lesson with Chris, please visit calendly.com/chrismunson. 

 

Introducing the New Owners

New Owners of Bahle Farms Golf Course

From left to right: Melissa Obis, Crosley Duckmann, Mark Duckmann

It’s official: Bahle Farms Golf Course is under new ownership!

My name is Crosley Duckmann and I am the new owner of Bahle Farms Golf Course, along with my father, Mark Duckmann. I am the General Manager so you will be seeing me around often. My girlfriend, Melissa Obis, will be joining us as well as our Marketing and Events Manager.

We’d like to introduce ourselves and share a little about us.

About Crosley: I am from Des Plaines, Illinois but have spent my summers in Leland since I was born. I have many family members who are residents of the greater Leelanau area, and I am thrilled to call this beautiful place home. I am an avid golfer and have been playing my entire life, along with hockey and baseball. I graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in Financial Accounting and Business Information Systems in 2020, and although the past year has been tough and unpredictable because of COVID, it led me to this opportunity at Bahle Farms. I cannot begin to explain the excitement I have for becoming the new owner, and am looking forward to meeting and building relationships with our customers. 

About Mark: I am a semi-retired financial accountant and small-business owner. Although from Chicago, I have been spending summers up in Leland for 30 years. I am excited to work alongside my family to continue the tradition of Bahle Farms Golf. 

About Melissa: I am originally from Grayslake, Illinois, which is about an hour north of Chicago. I graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications and have several years of experience in both marketing and events. Although fairly new to golf, I very much enjoy the sport and you will likely see me practicing out there often. I have a passion for events and overall creating unforgettable experiences for customers. 

We are so excited to be the new owners and operators of Bahle Farms Golf Course. This is such a beautiful and special place that we intend to preserve the integrity and continue the legacy for many years to come. Please come say hello to us as you visit Bahle Farms, and we very much look forward to getting to know you all.

 

 

Updates to the Season Pass Terms and Conditions

Updated and Effective 5/25/2021

We have made minor updates to the Bahle Farms Season Pass Terms and Conditions. Please read to stay updated on our latest policy. If you have any questions, please call the Clubhouse or email info@bahlefarmsgolf.com. Thank you for your cooperation!

We thank you for a wonderful start to the 2021 season, and look forward to much more golf!

 

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Bahle Farms Golf is Open for the 2021 Season

Bahle Farms Golf is open for the 2021 season! After a long, cold winter, we are excited for another beautiful summer full of golf, and we are thankful to be open on time this year.

Book your tee times online today. Cheers to the 2021 season!

COVID-19 Update

We are taking the following steps to ensure everyone’s safety:

MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE CLUBHOUSE

*You must come insude to check in and pay

* No walk-ons permitted

RANGE is closed to the public and will be used by season pass holders only

* We have a local rule in place allowing players to utilize preferred lies in any bunker. There are no rankes in bunkers

* Please do not touch or remove the flagstick

* Our staff has been instructed to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer often. We have also instructed our staff to practice social distancing and avoid areas where others are present.

Please respect the 6ft social distancing standard at all times during your visit at Bahle Farms. 

Please try and book your tee-times online either through our website or the Chronogolf app.  If you would like assistance in setting up your account or in booking tee times please call the Course at 231-271-2020

If you have golfed with us in the past there is a good chance you already have an account set up. Download the Chronogolf app from the links below. Before you sign in click the “Forgot Password” link and enter your email address. The system will provide you with a reset link to set a new password and log in.

Once logged into the app you can update your contact and payment information and book tee times instantly. If you need assistance with your account please email us at info@bahlefarms.com or call the Pro-Shop (231)271-2020

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7 days left in 2019 Golf Season

It’s that time of year, the hillsides have dressed in the golden hues of fall. Moody skies and cooler weather brought our first frost to the golf course over the weekend. Yes, the leaves are falling and closing time is around the corner.

The golf course will close for the season Sunday, November 3rd and return in the spring bringing warmer weather, greener grass and welcoming smiles.

Stop out for a final round and check out our 2020 Season Pass options

 

Woods ties Snead’s mark with 82nd win at ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP

Two legends tied at top for all-time PGA TOUR victories

They came to see history, the fans who swarmed the inaugural ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in numbers that were “insane” (Jordan Spieth), “phenomenal” (Daniel Berger), and “almost as many fans as we usually have in a full week in just one day” (Japan Golf Tour pro Ryo Ishikawa).

Then the man they’d all come to see, Tiger Woods, upped the ante as only he can.

Woods led wire-to-wire for his 82nd PGA TOUR victory, tying Sam Snead atop the official victory ledger. The only thing that slowed him down was the torrential rain that wiped out the second round, but Woods played through it. Undeterred at the end of a long week, he went 1 under for his final seven holes in front of fewer fans Monday morning, completing a final-round 67 to beat Hideki Matsuyama (67) by three at Japan’s first-ever PGA TOUR event.


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Fans thought they were coming out to see history, but wound up seeing HISTORY, as well.

“Well, it’s a big number,” Woods said of his 82nd victory. “It’s about consistency and doing it for a long period of time. … I’m very fortunate to have had the career I’ve had so far.”

As with the other 81 victories, Woods wore red in the final round. (Also, a black sweater vest.) After being called off the course because of darkness Sunday, he and 45 other players returned Monday morning to complete their remaining holes. Woods bogeyed the 12th and saw his three-shot lead cut to two, but Matsuyama failed to convert a short birdie putt at the par-5 14th.

Woods birdied the 14th and cruised from there, punctuating the win with another birdie on 18.

Sungjae Im (65) and Rory McIlroy (67) tied for third at 13 under, six back.

“Living legend! Congrats on No. 82 @TigerWoods!” tweeted Tony Finau as reactions poured in. The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, where Woods got his first win in 1996, also tweeted congratulations, as did Jack Nicklaus and Condoleezza Rice.

“Just a crazy number,” Gary Woodland, who played with Woods the last two rounds, said of his 82nd victory. “You look at the guys that have won 10 times and it’s pretty special.”

Snead was 52 when he won for the 82nd time; Woods is 43. He converted a 54-hole lead or co-lead into a win for the 55th time in 59 chances, including his last nine.

It is tempting to look ahead. Vijay Singh won 22 times in his 40s, Kenny Perry 11, Steve Stricker nine. What if Woods, who now has three victories in his 40s, is just getting going again?

But to look ahead risks failing to fully appreciate the present moment, and how unlikely it all is. Asked to describe Woods in just a few words, the superfans in Chiba alternately likened him to a deity and a phoenix risen from the ashes, the latter imagery being especially potent in Japan.

It’s also especially apt.

From 2014 through 2017, Woods often couldn’t even swing a club. He gave updates on his health, often grim ones, at Presidents Cups and Ryder Cups, where he served as an assistant to U.S. captains. (Captain Woods will lead the U.S. Presidents Cup Team at Royal Melbourne, Dec. 12-15, and is expected to be the first playing captain since Hale Irwin in ’94.)

Finally, in April of ’17, he saw Dr. Richard Guyer of the Center for Disc Replacement at the Texas Back Institute, where spinal fusion surgery gave Woods a new lease on life. For the first time in years he played a full schedule in 2018, punctuating it with his 80th win – his first in over five years – at the TOUR Championship at East Lake just over 13 months ago.

“Probably the low point was not knowing if I’d ever be able to live pain-free again,” he said then. “Am I going to be able to sit, stand, walk, lay down without feeling the pain that I was in? I just didn’t want to live that way. This is how the rest of my life is going to be?”

Woods will turn 44 in two months, and with his back holding, recent events have nonetheless complicated things. His left knee was aching by the end of 2018, but as he wanted to play the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, he put off surgery. That seemed like a good choice as he won The Masters Tournament in April, his 15th major title and 81st win overall.

Alas, the euphoria gave way to more pain: His knee hurt so much that he couldn’t get down to read putts. He didn’t mention it, but his scores fell off and he faded from contention. He failed to reach the TOUR Championship, and underwent his fifth operation on the knee on Aug. 20.

As a result, Woods was something of a question mark for the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP. Would the knee hold up under the strain of tournament golf? He went 3 over for his first three holes on Thursday, but bounced back with nine birdies for a 64. A typhoon and 10 inches of rain wiped out the second round before it began, but he bounced back with another 64.

Scores of 66-67 kept a world-class field at arm’s length in Japan, the seventh different country in which he has won. (The others: America, England, Scotland, Spain, Canada and Ireland.)

“To battle through the injuries he’s dealt with – gosh, he’s young and he’s playing unbelievable,” Woodland said. “The ballstriking exhibition I’ve seen the last two days is a joke.”

Added Woods: “I didn’t really know that I would come back and play at this level.”

That the event spilled over into Monday morning was fitting. The end of the ZOZO was like the last two years in the career of Woods himself: bonus golf that has left Woods and others smiling.

When will he break the record with No. 83? That depends on when he plays next – the Farmers Insurance Open is a good bet – and whether and for how long he stays healthy.

If his career longevity mirrors Snead’s, then watch out.

“As far as playing until 52, I hope that’s the case,” Woods said. “If you would have asked me a few years ago, I would have given you a different answer, but certainly the future looks brighter than it has, and hopefully I can be as consistent as he was well into my 40s and early 50s.”

Three wins in the last 13 months are an awfully good start.

Source: PGATour