Swing into some fun this year with great golf options at Pottawatomie Golf Course where those ages 60 and older can enjoy great discounts on the links.
Pottawatomie’s nine-hole course offers golfers a challenging par 35 course along the Fox River.
The course’s Golf Pro is Ron Skubisz, who has been playing the game since he was about 10 years old. He used to sneak into the nine-hole course near his childhood home before the course management struck a deal, help tidy up the area and he could play as often as he liked. After that, there was no turning back and his love of the game only grew with age. Today he works with golfers of all ages, from those still in elementary school to his oldest customer, a spry 97-year-old.
“Some people are taking up the game for the first time, while for others it’s been a while and they need to tune up their game,” Skubisz said. “I can offer advice on posture, grip and alignment as well as equipment, which has changed a lot especially for those who haven’t played the game in the last 35 years.”
For those age 60 and older there are great course specials starting with the Monday discounts of $15 for nine holes. Bring along a grandchild to join you on the course for an additional $12. Skubisz said he’s started teaching his grandchildren ages 5, 6.
“It’s a game you can enjoy throughout your life and there is nothing better than playing with your kids or grandkids,” Skubisz said. “I’ve played a lot of sports in my life, but I can still take on any member of my family in golf.”
For those committed to the game, consider the annual weekday golf pass as a great way to save on visits and enjoy more time on the course.
“With the pass, you can even come in and play a few holes if you don’t have time for the entire round. It offers flexibility,” Skubisz said. “Each time you visit you can play as many holes as you have time for.”
And for those up ready to elevate their game register for the St. Charles Park District’s annual 50 + Golf Tournament, May 15-16. The two-day tournament features 18 holes each day, with a Skins Game in each Flight. Flights are broken into age groups, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80 plus. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. on May 9.
“It’s great to experience the excitement of playing in a tournament,” Skubisz said, adding the tournament changes the game with the added competition, the challenge of other players and of course, the necessity to follow all of the golf rules.
“Everybody has the goal of presenting their best game,” Skubisz said. “I applaud people who come out and put it on the line.”