Home on the Range
671 Newcastle Rd
Newcaslte, California 95658
- Grass Tees (32)
- Bays with Mats (6)
- Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
- Short Game Practice Area
- Synthetic Putting Green
- Covered Areas
- Golf Shop (1200 Sq. Ft.)
- The range gets converted to a developmental 9 hole golf course for school field trips, special needs adult and children outings,
junior golf camps and birthday parties. We also have a covered chipping and pitching area and are currently developing a cover
over our putting green.
Type of Range Targets:
- Built-up Greens
- Fairway Cuts
- Water Hazards
- Short Game Area
- In our wedge area we provide a colored 2 foot tall stake every ten yards for 120 yards so customers can to get their wedge
distances dialed in. We planted palm trees and eucalyptus trees to mark the boundaries of the fairways. For our pitching area we
have used children’s sand boxes which look like turtles as targets. The turtles are 3 feet across and we fill them with water so
when a ball lands in it there is a “Splash”. This was originally done for the juniors but I quickly found out that the adults love it too.
We put them at a ten and twenty yard distance and they are easily moved for other use in other areas such as the putting green.
Number of PGA Professionals: 1
Clubfitting services provided.
Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 1,500,000
Number of range balls in inventory: 10,500
New balls are acquired: Every six months
Best range promotion: The best promotion I ran last year was my “golf fore recess” program. This promotion program goes into elementary schools and brings putting, chipping, pitching and full swing with drivers to the children on their school sports field. It leaves each children with a taste of golf and more importantly a free coupon to come to Home on the Range for a free golf clinic the following weekend. I run this program each year at 4 local elementary schools and also help out other PGA Professionals run the program in their area to promote their facility and programs. At the schools I run the “golf fore recess” program I have banners up in the parking lots to
promote my junior golf tour. The “golf fore recess” program won “Top 5 Best Practices” for Player Development from PGA
For 20 years and running we have run an Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday before Easter. We typically have 200 children from ages 1 to 17 years old take part. The egg hunt has become a community tradition and gives many non golfing families an excuse to visit Home on the Range. We use local high school honor students to decorate and place the real eggs as well as stuff the plastic eggs with candy and prizes. For some of the prizes we issue free golf lessons and buckets of range balls to try and create new customers. I also participate in school carnivals to provide a game booth. I use SNAG golf equipment with its’ Velcro targets for these events.