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Community Bowl offers multiple functions

June 3, 2008
Minot Daily News
The Minot Area Community Bowl gives Minot a wonderful opportunity to enhance our city for years to come. This facility will attract different activities from around our region and the entire state. This facility is not just a big bubble, but includes a new track, concession area and new bathrooms and also some enclosed viewing areas.

The Minot Area Community Bowl is summed up in its name – it is for the community and surrounding communities. A separate board will schedule activities and run the Bowl which will ensure that all the players, sports and schools have access and scheduling is not a problem. At the golf course, we see the benefits of activities in the cities on a weekly basis. An event anywhere in our city during the golf season means we will see some spin off business. Even a simple foursome helps with our income.

I think every golfer I know has at one time or other driven to Bismarck to hit balls in the golf dome. Their golf dome originally was built just for golf, but expanded to softball and soccer when the Bismarck Parks and Rec acquired the facility. The Community Bowl can be used for softball, soccer and other activities, and gives us a chance to hit some balls all year round in a facility twice the size of the Bismarck Golf Dome.

I look at the Community Bowl as a facility that Minot can be proud of, that will attract people to Minot, and enhance the ability of Minot State to attract students. We have to work hard to keep young people coming to our community and hope they will like it here and stay. In the upcoming election, vote for Minot and the future of our city by voting for the Minot Area Community Bowl.

Tip of the Week: When you are chipping the golf ball try and keep the body steady and choke down towards the metal (or graphite) of the golf club. Let the hands lead the golf club head and do not try and scoop the ball or lift it. Let the loft of the club do the work.

Rule of the week: 17-4 Ball Resting against Flagstick; When a players ball rests against the flagstick in the hole and the ball is not holed, the player or another person authorized by him may move or remove the flagstick, and if the ball falls in to the hole, the player is deemed to have hole out with his last stroke: otherwise the ball, if moved, must be placed on the lip of the hole without penalty. The Rules of Golf can by found at

Etiquette reminder of the week: Be ready to play when it’s your turn!!

“Those who think of terms of golf being a science,” he says “have unfortunately tried to part from each other the arms, head, shoulders, body, hips and legs. They turn the golfer into a worm cut into bits, with each part wriggling in every-which-way direction.” He calls it “paralysis by analysis” From the Best of Henry Longhurst 1978 Published by Golf Digest. Distribution by Simon and Schuster

Good Golfing and keep it in the fairway.

(Steve Kottsick is the Head Golf Professional at Souris Valley Golf Course. He writes a weekly column during golf season and can be reached at


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