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Muirfield Village Golf Club

2012 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Private Facilities

Muirfield Village Golf Club

Larry Dornisch, PGA Head Professional

5750 Memorial Dr.

Dublin, OH 43017

(614) 889-6740

http://www.thememorialtournament.com

ldornisch@mvgc.org

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (3)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Grass Putting Green

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 4

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls in inventory: 1,000 dozen

New balls are acquired: Annually

A list of technologies used in instruction: Ball Flight Monitor

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 once every two weeks for an hour. 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 clubfittings. We have numerous clubfittings 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 6-hole golf course with yardages varying from 30 to 115 yards and present trophies to all participants following the event.

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 with the winner of each receiving a free guest fee. We also have a raffle for those who donate at least $20. The winner of the raffle is rewarded with two Presidents’ Cup passes for the upcoming 2013 event, which we will be hosting. 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 two 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 involved in 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 as much for our professional staff.