Pull out those putters + cue up the carts, it’s golf season in the Bluegrass. The PGA Tour’s Barbasol Tournament is just two weeks away and bringing to Lexington some up-and-coming names in the golf world. If you’re anything like us, watching the pros gets us inspired.
So today we’re sharing how and where you can perfect your swing + have a tee-rific time hitting the links.
Lakeside Golf Course also has a great driving range. | Photo by @partylambo
⛳ Municipal courses
City-owned golf courses are great for the beginner + experienced golfer alike. The courses have affordable green fees and the Range Card gives members unlimited range balls at Lakeside and Kearney Hills. The group also offers various schools, camps, and clinics geared towards adults at all courses.
Pro tip: The next round of Golf 101 — where you’ll learn course etiquette + swing techniques — tees off on Wed., June 29 at 6:30 p.m. These classes meet weekly for five weeks.
When you’re done hitting the links, cool off at Griffin Gate’s pool or spa. | Photo by @jay.young.395
⛳ Independent courses
Memberships are available at these clubs and offer added perks — waived cart fees, fitness centers, or complimentary bag storage. And while some require guests to come with a member, others are open for booking a tee time.
Independent Publishing Workshop | Mon., June 20 | 3-5 p.m. | Lexington Public Library Northside Branch, 1737 Russell Cave Rd. | Free | Learn from independent author David Barbur how to publish + mark your own books. 📚
Brass Impact | Tues., June 21 | 7 p.m. | Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. | Free | Enjoy a night of Big Band + Jazz at this free summer concert series. 🎶
Planting for Pollinators Workshop | Wed., June 22 | 6-7 p.m. | McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Ln. | Free | Learn how to plant a garden to attract beneficial insects + take home garden supplies. 🌻
Jeff Allen | Thurs., June 23 | 7 p.m. | Comedy Off Broadway, 161 Lexington Green Cir. #C4 | $25+ | Catch this legendary comic whose five decades in comedy have led him from America’s Got Talent to SiriusXM + more. 🎟️
Meet laundry’s new power couple. | Photo provided by Dirty Labs
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UK Healthcareannounced plans to buy 27 acres in Hamburg, located at 2550 Winchester Rd., for a new medical campus. The project is expected to cost $20.3 million + focus on acute and outpatient care through a new regional hospital facility, medical office building, and other clinical facilities. 🏥 (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Don’t screen this call. Starting today, members of the community may be asked to participate in a survey about environmental concerns in Lexington. The survey will be requested via phone call, letter, or email. So if you see this number, (410) 280-2000, don’t send it to voicemail. Instead, share your voice. 📱(City of Lexington)
New food truck alert. A little birdy told us that Wise Bird Cider has its own food truck — Little Fork. The new mobile snack spot will be based on-site at Wise Bird in the Distillery District + will serve up eats like a fresh hummus plate and a summer seafood roll,Tuesdays-Sundays.
The Apiary released dates for its next dinner series — Omage to the West Indies. The menu features grilled seafood + smoked meats with flavorful essence of chili, tamarind, and thyme. Seatings are available the first and second Friday and Saturday in July. Tickets are $150 per person. 🐟
Adena Springs Farm, a 2,300+-acre farm in Paris, is on the market for a cool $55 million. The sprawling property features 20 beautiful barns, spacious pastures, and 25 homes for staff. Take a tour. (Yahoo Finance)
The Big Blue Nation is mourning the loss of UK men’s basketball hall of famer Mike Pratt who died Fri., June 17 at the age of 73. Mike has called games alongside radio host Tom Leach since 2001. Wait until you read all the kind words from Tom and coach John Calipari. 🏀 (UK Athletics)
UK’s National Student Advertising Competition teamfinished in fourth place at the national finals — the best finish in school history. The team, who comes from the College of Communication, presented a plans book for Meta Quest 2, the virtual reality headset developed by Meta Reality Labs. Congrats, y’all. (UK NOW)
Local spot Lexington Diner + Midway’s Heirloom, were both listed in the Top Five Best Places to Eat in Kentucky according to reservation app, Open Table. The Lexington Diner is a casual American diner that serves breakfast all day while Heirloom’supscale eclectic vibe is perfect for special occasions. (Newsbreak)
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Nothing says summertime like the nostalgia of catching fireflies in the yard. But this awesome shot from photographer Brett Corman is like something we’ve never seen before. What’s our new favorite way to enjoy those extended daylight hours? Trying to catch nature’s little night lights with a pint from Sorella’s, which is now open until 10 p.m. on the weekends.
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Editor’s pick: My husband and I tried our hand at golf a couple of years ago, and let’s just say, I should leave it to the pros. However, I will say I’m intrigued by the Golf 101 schoolled by Parks & Recreation. The other activity I have my eye on? Pickleball. If you’re a pickleballer, share your pro tips.
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