27 06, 2016

Hosting Oregon Amateur special for Black Butte Ranch

Not just any golf course gets to host an Oregon Amateur Championship. Black Butte Ranch is proud that is among the chosen few as it gets set to host the 107th Oregon Amateur next week, and Glaze Meadow ready to challenge the very best men and women players in Oregon. This marks just the third time the state’s oldest and most prestigious championship will be played in Central Oregon, and the first time it has ever been played at a Central Oregon course not named Bend Golf and Country Club. The tournament tees off Monday with the first of [...]

27 06, 2016

GolfBoards to take a spin at Black Butte Ranch

They might not have not been around long, but already GolfBoards have already become a household name. Made by a Central Oregon-based company, GolfBoards have become one of the most talked-about golf innovations in years, promising golfers the ability to “Surf the Earth.”Now Black Butte Ranch has joined the handful of golf courses around the world that already offer GolfBoards. Beginning this week, Black Butte Ranch will offer a limited number of GolfBoards for rent to its golfers.This is an exciting development for Black Butte Ranch.“We are truly excited to be able to offer GolfBoards to our players,” said Jeff [...]

26 06, 2016

Black Butte Ranch Hosts the 107th Oregon Amateur Championship

Not just any golf course gets to host an Oregon Amateur Championship. Black Butte Ranch is proud that is among the chosen few as it gets set to host the 107th Oregon Amateur next week, and Glaze Meadow ready to challenge the very best men and women players in Oregon.This marks just the third time the state’s oldest and most prestigious championship will be played in Central Oregon, and the first time it has ever been played at a Central Oregon course not named Bend Golf and Country Club. The tournament tees off Monday with the first of two rounds [...]

23 06, 2016

Glaze Meadow making a good impression

Nothing is quite like a good first impression. And so far in the early days of the 107th Oregon Amateur Championship, Black Butte Ranch’s Glaze Meadow is off to a good start as host. The Oregon Amateur teed off on Monday, and the tournament advanced to the first rounds of single-elimination match play on Wednesday. The weather has been near ideal, with bright, sunny skies and mild high temperatures in the 70s. The field has been whittled already to only the top men and women golfers in the state. But more than that, Glaze Meadow has proven to be [...]

17 06, 2016

Black Butte Ranch professionals fare well at Oregon Open Invitational

Black Butte Ranch is proud of its instructional programs, boasting some of the best golf instructors in Oregon. Sometimes, though, it’s good to be reminded that the Ranch’s staff of golf professionals are awfully good players, too. A reminder of this fact came this week at the 2016 Oregon Open Invitational, among the major championships each year in the PGA of America’s Pacific Northwest Section. At a tough Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte, two of Black Butte Ranch’s professionals made the 36-hole cut and ended in the top third of a loaded Oregon Open field of more than 190 [...]

13 06, 2016

Conditions Report: Glaze Meadow prepared for Oregon Amateur Championship

This is crunch time for the maintenance staff at Black Butte Ranch. The 107th Oregon Amateur Championship — which will be played June 20-25 at Glaze Meadow — is just days away. And the Oregon Am will bring together the finest golfers in the state for a single-elimination match-play tournament that is the state’s oldest. That means superintendent Phil Lagao and his crew are awfully busy pouring over Glaze Meadow to make sure that every detail of the course is just right. The crew always welcomes the challenge. “I like tournament prep,” Lagao said. “It gives focus to the [...]

6 06, 2016

Working on alignment is a simple way to improve on golf game

Black Butte Ranch PGA Director of Golf Jeff Fought. Golfers could easily waste days and days pouring through golf drills, some of which can be overly complicated. Sometimes it’s the simplest drills that are the most effective, though. Working on alignment involves among the simplest and most effective drills in all of golf. And best yet, it can be employed during any pre-round warmup session. Improper alignment is often to blame for slices and hooks. Yet, amateur golfers so rarely work on alignment, often misdiagnosing the root issue as a swing problem. “Your stance should always be perfectly parallel [...]

2 06, 2016

100 yards and In Clinic can foster dramatic improvement in short time

The golf staff at Black Butte Ranch is often asked which of our many golf clinics is the most popular. The answer is quite easy, actually. Year after year, no clinic fills up quicker than our two-day 100 Yards In Clinic, which is held from 9 a.m. to noon every weekend at Black Butte Ranch from June through August. The clinics are back again, of course. Beginning on June 4, a new 100 Yards In Clinic will tee off each Saturday, wrapping up with a final session on Sunday. The reason for the popularity is obvious when a golfer [...]