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Getting To Know: Bridges Golf Course

An Insightful Interview With Becky Iverson, Director of Golf

By Brian Weis


Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Becky Iverson who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats and treats at the 19th.

Give Our Readers An Overview of the Golf Course/Property
Bridges Golf Course features a championship 18 hole golf course, Driving Range, practice bunker, and 2 practice chipping and putting greens. Our facility is centrally located, next to the airport and only minutes from downtown.

If Someone Was Looking To Golf In The Area, Why Should They Play Your Course?
Bridges has a great central location with competitive rates and a challenging course.

What Tips or Local Knowledge Would You Provide To Help Them Score Better At Your Course?
When you arrive get a yardage book to make sure you are aware of all the water hazards. Ball placement is key to scoring.

Recent Awards or What You Are Most Proud About The Course?
Winner of Madison.com's Star of Madison Award for Best Golf Course.

What Is The Signature, Most Talked About, or Most Photographed Hole?
Number 15 is a par 5 with a great view from the tee. The tee is the highest point on the course and makes this a true 3 shot challenging par 5.

What Is Your Favorite Hole? Any Tips to Play It?
My favorite hole on the course is number 11. A reachable par 5 with a perfect drive, makes this a true risk reward hole.

My tip would be not to cut off as much as you think on your drive. From the tee it looks like you can do it but it is longer than it looks and even if you manage to clear the hazard you may be blocked by the tree on the right.

Must Have Dish or Drink after the round at the 19th Hole?
Must have dish is a tie between the Texas BBQ Burger and our Head Chef's Famous Chipotle Chicken Wrap.

Who Holds Course Record and What Was Their Score?
John Gaskee 63

Back Tee Stats
Par: 72
Yardage: 6867
Slope: 72.4
Rating: 128

More Information
Bridges Golf Course
2702 Shopko Drive
Madison, WI, 53704
608-244-1822 ext.1
www.golfthebridges.com


 

Revised: 12/04/2012 - Article Viewed 21,046 Times - View Golf Course Profile


Written By: Brian Weis

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