Jay casalettoBy Jay Casaletto, PGA
Director – Golf Channel Am Tour-Chicago

How many of you have heard these phrases before: “I don’t understand why I didn’t score better, I was hitting the ball so well at the range” or “The way you practice is the way you play in the game”.  If the latter is true, it is no wonder why most of us don’t get any better at golf.

Oftentimes we are standing on a driving range hitting shot after shot of the same club to the same target without a glimpse of a bunker, water hazard or undulation.  It’s no wonder when we get on the golf course our practice session does not translate.  The only way to get better is by practicing under pressure and the best way to practice under pressure is to play under pressure.

The Golf Channel Am Tour is the #1 Amateur Tour in the Nation and Chicago is one of their top 5 markets.  The Golf Channel Amateur Tour provides an authentic TOUR quality experience for players of all ages and abilities.  You compete with golfers at your skill level and gain access to top courses in your area and across the country.  The Tour consists of 12 Flights; 6 Open Flights and 6 Senior Flights and players are grouped by handicap index.  Players can compete at their own frequency in weekly events throughout the Chicagoland area and at Regional Majors such as Blackwolf Run in Kohler, WI or Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN.  And if you are at the top in your flight, you may even qualify for the National Championship that is covered on the Golf Channel.

If you would like more information or are thinking about joining the Tour visit www.gcamtour.com .