Michael Block Sets A New Course Record With A 59

Just call him Mr. 59. Arroyo Trabuco Head Golf Professional Michael Block carded one of golf’s sacred numbers in June – on his birthday, no less – to set a new course record with a 59. He’d shot the previous course record of 62 five times.

In this video, Block recalls his record round and shares the highlights, including getting up a down out of a bunker on No. 18 to break 60. Congratulations, Michael!

How’d he do it? Check out his scorecard:

 

Kinda makes you want to get out there and break your personal best…

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Maybe your next round will be one to remember!

Summer Golf Lessons at Arroyo Trabuco

Lessons for Adults and Juniors are open for registration at Arroyo Trabuco. Summer lessons for anyone age 7 and up are beginning soon. Read on to find all the details and to sign up!

Juniors

Join Matsumura Golf for the Ultimate Summer Golf Experience. The 3-month program for Children 7 or older provides instruction and golf Monday-Friday from 3pm til either 6 or 7:30pm.

Here at Matsumura Golf, we have been passionate about junior golf development for the past 11 years. This summer, we created the Ultimate Summer Golf Experience.  It’s a 3-month long program for golfers ages 7 and older that allows parents/families to build a program over the course of 11 weeks.  It’s designed to allow players to blend in 3 hour skills and training days with 4.5 hour 9-hole and dinner days.

Ultimate Summer Golf Experience
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
Monday, June 17 to Friday, August 30
      Monday, Wednesday, Friday (3-6pm): Skills and Training ($110/Class)
      Tuesday and Thursday (3-7:30pm): 9-holes and dinner from ($125/Class)
11-week program cost $1150

Each Skills and Training class will be limited to 6 golfers per 1 Coach and 9-hole classes limited to 4 players per 1 coach. With the design of this program, space is extremely limited for each class. 

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Email info@matsumuragolf.com for more information or to find out about the Summer Pass Program.

Adults

Spots remain for South County Golf Academy’s Adult Golf Fundamentals class, which begins July 12th and runs through Aug. 3rd. Cost is $150.

This class will allow you or a loved one to feel confident to play a round of golf and enjoy this great sport! Lessons cover the fundamental elements to a flawless, and injury-free swing, as well as create awareness of the proper muscles being used in your golf swing. By using and activating the proper muscles we can prevent injury and speed up the learning process.

Adult Classes with South County Golf Academy
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
July 12th – August 3rd (one day a week, either Fridays or Saturdays)
$150 – $200

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Please Support Us As Best Of OC

We always appreciate the support of our members and patrons and are asking for it in the Orange County Register’s Best of OC 2019.

Voting has begun and runs through May 31st. We’d particularly appreciate your votes for Best Golf Course, Sunday Brunch and Family Friendly Restaurant.

The contest is a win-win. You can support us and get a chance to win $100! If you vote in 10 categories or more, you’re entered into a drawing for the prize, which will be awarded to five lucky winners.

Follow the link to vote: ocregister.com/voteocbest

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Five Great Reasons To Play Arroyo Trabuco This April

One of the wettest winters Orange County has seen in years has left behind a feast for the senses and sights to behold as you get out to explore and enjoy our course this spring. Here are five great reasons to get out and play our course right now.

The Hills Are Alive

Our hillsides are simply stunning right now as brilliant splashes of yellow have brought uncommon amounts of color to the canyon. The elevation changes at our course provide several vantage points to appreciate these unique views and let you enjoy one of the most colorful springs we’ve ever seen!

Our Greens Are Pristine

Our greens are rolling just the way you like them – pure and just a touch quick and slick. Bring your putting A game and go for birdie or better!

Pin Flags

We upgraded our pin flags this spring to black flags with a gold leaf. The new look has proved a perfect pairing with the sights of spring as the leaf is accented on many holes by brilliant yellow backdrops! Come see for yourself! And bring your smart phone for a pin flag selfie!

Spring Has Sprung

Even after the color on the hillsides has subsided, there will be still be sights of spring to enjoy as our property rounds into its peak! Come enjoy golf or lunch on the patio – or both! – and bask in the beauty of the season.

Breakfast Ball

Did you know same-day golfers get a discount on our award-winning Sunday brunch? For $20.95, enjoy our champagne brunch before you hit the course. We can’t think of a better pairing to enjoy our Sunday! Cheers to spring!

Call 949.305.5100 make your reservations with us!

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Michael Block in the Genesis Open, Again!

After carding a 3-under 68 in wet conditions at Hacienda Country Club, Arroyo Trabuco’s Head Professional Michael Block has qualified for his fourth appearance in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. In this video on the Arroyo Trabuco Facebook page Michael talks about the state of his game and what he’ll need to focus on to be successful at Genesis.

This is Michael’s second PGA Tour appearance of 2019. He previously partook in the Desert Classic in La Quinta.

Do you want to be part of Michael’s gallery when the tournament opens on Feb. 14? Then follow the link to purchase tickets:

Tickets – Genesis Open

Good luck Michael!

 

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USGA New Rules for 2019

Golf ushered in a new set of rules changes on Jan. 1, 2019. The rule allowing the flagstick to be left in while putting is getting the most attention, but the changes (all largely designed to speed up play) go well beyond that. How familiar are you with the changes?

In this video, avid golfer Bob Lasken provides a great summary of the new rules. Watch it and you’ll be in the know for your next round with us!

Thank you, Bob!

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Colin Olberding Claims 2018 Men’s Club Championship

Congrats to Colin Olberding on becoming our 2018 men’s club champion! Olbering fired rounds of 76-77 to defeat a talented field of our members in October! Thanks to everyone who participated!

Here’s a look at our distinguished past champions:

2004 – Ryan McLaughlin
2005 & 2006 – Andrew Nelsen
2007 & 2014 – John Hanks
2008 & 2009 – Keith McNulty
2010 & 2013 – Ola Strandqvist
2011 – Ed Rabanal
2012 – Mike Hall
2015 – Brian Spain
2016 – Brian McTeigue
2017 – Kevin McKelvie

Flags Will Fly At Arroyo Trabuco For The Holiday

After a receiving an overwhelming positive response on Memorial Day, the American flag pins will be used again throughout the Labor Day weekend.

Arroyo Trabuco General Manager Geoff Cram said the pins will be placed from Fri.-Mon. They were used for the first time at Arroyo on Memorial Day after being installed by new superintendent Michael Wolpoff.

“We received a very positive response from our guests, both military and non-military, when we used these flags on Memorial Day,” Cram said. “Putting these flags out is a small token of our appreciation for the sacrifices that all military personnel make to help protect our freedoms!”

Grab your most patriotic golf gear and come celebrate the holiday with us!

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Michael Block Gives Son Dylan His Due In Golf Digest

Michael’s press parade leading up to the PGA Championship continues in Golf Digest. This great read, among other things, gives awesome insight into Michael’s relationship with son Dylan, whose quick caddie thinking in qualifying saved Michael’s appearance in the PGA.

“For six years, it’s been my goal to play in it,” Michael said. “Dylan is the reason I’m going to the PGA Championship.”

Read the rest here: A club professional is coming back home to St. Louis—thanks to his quick-thinking son – Golf Digest

Golf Digest Article on Michael Block

Michael’s Media Block: More About Michael Block at The PGA Championship

Michael Block’s media march toward St. Louis and the PGA Championship continues with this video feature on Road to the 100th PGA Championship. What great attention Michael and his story are receiving!

There will also be more air time for Michael during PGA Championship week at Bellerive CC next week. He’ll be appearing on The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive on Tues. at 6:40 a.m. and he’ll also have a taped lesson piece air during coverage of the tournament.

Michael has also cut a series of videos about the course and his preparation that will air on Arroyo Trabuco’s Facebook page next week.

Congrats to Michael for all the well-deserved recognition and best of luck to him at Bellerive! You can catch all the action from St. Louis with us at O’Neill’s Bar & Grill!

Michael Block – Road to the 100th PGA Championship Show Segment

Screen grab of Michael Block driving the ball from the video segment.