Archives for June 24, 2019

The Drive: June 24th, 5pm

Nebraska gets another commit

Alex Conn: New Nebraska Commit

Connor has a Soccer take

The Drive: June 24th, 4pm

Gerry DiNardo chimes in on the urgency conversation with Nebraska Football

Nate Clouse: Husker Online

 

The Drive: June 24th, 3pm

We got a ‘mit… now where are the other ‘mits?

Man of the Weekend

Robin Washut: Husker Online

What’s Poppin

 

The Recruiting Hour: June 24th

Cyza and Stephens: June 24th, 1pm

Michigan vs Vany in the College World Series… who saw this coming?

Michael Bruntz: Huskers247

Cyza and Stephens: June 24th, 12pm

What is the best College town in America?

Streaking the Quad

Wing Man

Cyza and Stephens: June 24th, 11am

Nebraska Football gets a new commit, and there’s a feeling that recruits may start flooding in soon

Steve Sipple: Lincoln Journal Star

Blog Jog

Holdrege Country Club

The latest stop on the 2019 Early Break Golf Tour is Holdrege Country Club! I had never played this course before, so I was excited to get a chance to go out and play it. I played with David, a local member, who was a fantastic host, and even hooked me up with a nice new water bottle and divot tool upon my arrival. He was extremely helpful in knowing what to do on certain holes, as well as giving many pointers on what my putts might do on the greens. Always great to play with locals who are listeners of the show and also are awesome playing partners!

Regarding the course, it is in fantastic shape. It’s as green as can be for late June–thanks, in part, undoubtedly to the very wet spring/summer we’ve had in the state. The greens are so true and smooth, but not unfairly quick. You can definitely make a lot of putts at Holdrege CC once you figure out the pace of the greens. I started off +6 on the front 9 and shot 3-under on the back 9 once I got things figured out.

The course plays 6300+ yards from the tips, so it’s not overly long, but does provide many challenges. I didn’t hit a driver until hole 4, which is the start of three straight par 5s—something I’ve never seen before anywhere, but found it interesting. Before that, you have two pretty short par 4s to start, and then a scenic par 3 that’s lined with trees and also a pond before the green.

Regarding the three straight par 5s–you can make birdie on them all if you play it smart, as none are extremely long. Holes 4 and 6 are both under 500 yards, while hole 5 is just longer than 500 yards. I didn’t trust my driver and didn’t hit it great, and actually had big problems on hole 6 because of that, but I learned later on that if I just hit a hybrid down the middle, I could still make a birdie if I had a big second shot, too.

Hole 7 was a challenging par 4, playing about 430 yards from the tips. It’s straightaway, but if you go right or left, you’re in tree trouble, and bogey is likely. The front 9 raps up with two nice par 3s, which I was able to par both of.

The back 9 starts with a pretty simple par 4 that’s a dogleg right, but with not much tree trouble to worry about. Hole 12 can be birdied, as it’s another straight par 5 with tree trouble on the right, but I was in the trees and still almost made birdie. Hole 13 is a 152 yard par 3 over water that can be daunting into the wind, but there wasn’t much wind the day I played. I actually almost aced the hole and had a tap-in birdie, and David had a remarkable scramble with a nice chip and long putt for par. Hole 15 is another challenging hole, a dogleg right with tree trouble right. I was in the trees again and made bogey.

Hole 16 is another nice looking par 3, with water short and right. David made a nice birdie and I made an up-and-down par, before we headed off to the par 5 17th, and then wrapped up with the straightaway par 4 18th hole.

It’s a course that you can go low on if you play well, but I can see it being a lot tougher when it’s windy. I was impressed with the speed of the greens and the trueness of putts, as well as the overall maintenance of the course. Only a 2 hour, 15 min drive from Lincoln, it’s well-worth the drive for a day on the course.

 

Contact Info:

314 W. 18th Ave.
Holdrege, NE 68949

Phone: (308) 995-5744

Michigan vs. Vanderbilt starting tonight in the College World Series Championship…is this a fluke for Big Ten Baseball or a sign the conference is truly on the way up?

-Michigan was not a favorite to win the CWS by any means going into the postseason, yet here they are, fresh off of a 15-3 romp of Texas Tech to remain undefeated so far in CWS play…can they keep it going against powerhouse Vanderbilt? Do you care, and if so, who do you root for?

-2 minute drill: Cam Newton offered a man $1500 to change spots with him for more leg room on an airplane, and the man said NO! Serious swag or dumb move by the guy?

 

Does the Big Ten need to schedule tougher in football? / Shut Up Sipple

-The World-Herald’s Sam McKewon looked ahead to the 2020 season for Nebraska, and it feels pretty light in non-conference play. Does Nebraska and the rest of the conference need to schedule tougher to get big early wins? Hard to keep a team out of the College Football Playoff from the Big Ten if they have a massive win or 2 in non-conference play…

Could Nebraska really produce 9 NBA players in a 5-season span, as Fred Hoiberg did at ISU?

-It seems impossible at a place that just went 20 years between drafted players to the NBA. But can you see a time (very) soon where Nebrasketball isn’t a stranger in the NBA Draft and has guys playing in the league consistently?

-Also, Fred Hoiberg lays out his projected strength of this team, being a ‘driving downhill and getting to the rim’ type of team. What guys fit that bill the best on this roster? Who is gonna get the playing time?

-Also, Mike Riley keeps getting jobs—now in the XFL as Seattle’s offensive coordinator!

The Early Break Golf Tour rolls on with….Holdrege Country Club!

-Jake had the chance to play at Holdrege Country Club last week…what did he think of the course and the company? Find out in this week’s stop on the golf tour…..

-Also, SONG OF THE DAY: