Reflection Bay Salutes Craig Barlow Ahead of U.S. Senior Open Bid

Craig Barlow, Reflection Bay and High Performance Golf Institute Director of Golf, has qualified for the U.S. Senior Open. Here’s a video with questions about qualifying, what it is like to be a senior and more.

“I am definitely excited, and I look forward to taking the experiences that I’ve had in the past to Wisconsin in seven weeks,” Barlow told us the day after shooting 6-under 65 at the U. S. Senior Open qualifier Columbia Edgewater Country Club in Portland. “It will be nice knowing what to expect and realizing things that I would like to do differently. To now have another crack at trying to use experience on my side will be cool. Every U.S. Open I played in was definitely a learning experience. I always felt like I tried harder than I needed to and I tried to be too perfect. You have to play good golf, but it’s just golf. A U.S. Open is about being smart when you’re out of position and trying to take advantage when you are in position. It is easy to get caught up in trying to do too much in those things.”

The U.S. Senior Open is scheduled for SentryWorld in Wisconsin June 27–July 2. The video was hosted by member Kenny Atcheson. Below are the first three parts and you find all of the parts at Reflection Bay’s official YouTube Page.

Barlow played in six U.S. Open events during his PGA Tour career when made 170 overall cuts. He made three cuts in the national championship, with a best finish of T26 in 2006. This will be his first PGA Tour event since the 2018 Sanderson Farms when he missed the cut and his first PGA Tour Champions event.

Since retiring from the PGA Tour, he has enjoyed his time as the director of instruction at the High-Performance Golf Institute at Reflection Bay at Lake Las Vegas. Leading up to the Open, he will teach some, get in a little better shape and hone his game.