Muirfield Village Golf Club
Larry Dornisch, Head Golf Professional
5750 Memorial Dr.
Dublin, OH 43017
- Grass tees (24)
- Accurate yardage measurements on tees to targets
- Short game practice area
- Synthetic Putting Green
- Grass Putting Green
- Golf shop (2,300 sq. ft.)
- Indoor simulator
- Ball flight monitor
Type of Range Targets:
- Built-up greens
Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 4
Clubfitting services provided.
Number of range balls dispensed per year: 1,000,000
Number of range balls in inventory: 12,000
New balls are acquired: Annually
Best range promotion: We utilized our range in a number of ways. Our teeing ground is in circular form which allows us to have three different teeing areas. We have one for members only, one for members hosting guests, and another for our clinics, lessons, and for our junior academy. We host our Junior Golf Academy on the range 4 days each week for 2 hours per day. Our ladies clinic takes place on the range twice every week. We hold one session for beginners only and another for more advanced female golfers. A third teeing ground is also useful during our demo days. We host several companies for nearly 5 to 7 hours on that given day. Even when our
members are not playing golf on the course, our range draws a lot of attention allowing for our golf professionals on staff to stay very busy with club fittings and lessons. We have numerous club fittings per week, which helps us with club sales, but also allows for a private lesson for the member during that fitting session. During our annual Parent-Child tournament, we host a shotgun on the range for the parents with their children under the age of 10. We set up a 5-hole golf course with yardages varying from 30 to
115 yards and present trophies to all participants following the event. We also host Field Golf on a tee that is not being used. Field golf is played with SNAG golf equipment and we use tan tarps for bunkers, blue tarps for water, and hazards stakes surrounding our golf course. The juniors typically play 6 holes. We also use our range on Wednesday of Masters’ week for our own Par 3 Tournament. During the Bearfoot Classic, which is our Member-Guest we host a game night after the first day where we set up
competitions for our members and their guest. We have used games such as a shape shot contest, where competitors have to hit a draw or a fade around a wall to a green for a closest to the pin competition. We have done long drives using our TrackMan monitor and also a Top Golf game where each Bearfoot participant receives three balls and may hit at any green, which is labeled with a certain point total. The player with the most total points wins the competition.
Special programs: As a club, we participate in two very nice programs. We are a major supporter in Patriot Day. We run our event for 3 days and we ran it as an additional tournament to our regular schedule for our members. We have a low gross division and a low net division par 3 contest on the 4 par 3’s that we have at our facility. The winner of the event received a Memorial Tournament pin flag signed by Jack Nicklaus. Hosting the Memorial tournament every year opens the door for two special programs as well. We have a Military Appreciation Clinic, which is hosted by Jack Nicklaus and a Memorial Tournament Kids Day, which is also organized by our Memorial Tournament staff. Club House Kids is also a program that we run in which we send to of our assistant golf professionals to local elementary schools to teach them the game of golf. The main object is to grow the game and to make the game seem fun for the younger generation who are mostly all involved with team sports. We use SNAG Golf, which utilizes larger plastic clubs, tennis balls, and a variety of different sized targets, which are placed all over their gymnasium. This program has grown and has become very popular and is not only fun for the kids, but is just as much fun for our professional staff. This year we will be hosting the regionals for the Drive, Chip, and Putt Contest for the second consecutive year.