Business Highlight: Bob Burns Golf

Bob Burns Sign2Bob Burns Golf is located at 428 W. Edgewood Drive (Hwy JJ) just north of Appleton and only minutes from Latitude 44 Apartments!   We recently sat down with Chris Burns of Bob Burns Golf to learn more about this great local area business:

1) How long has Bob Burns been in business?

Bob Burns Golf BuildingBob Burns Golf was founded in 1974 and the Bob Burns Golf Learning Center (pictured to left) was built in 1998.  The company continues to be a family-owned and operated local business.

2) Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 10 am – 7 pm

Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

3) About Bob Burns Golf

PGA Master Professional Bob Burns is a nationally recognized teacher of the game, who works with players of all skill levels.  He ranks in the Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals. Click here to check out one of the many golf tutorials Bob Burns has to offer.

The company offers everything from golf lessons to golf merchandise to club fitting and repair.   The Bob Burns golf range continually ranks among the Top 100 Golf Ranges in America.

4) Products and Services

Chris Burns3Custom-fit Golf Clubs –     Purchasing clubs at Bob Burns Golf starts with service.  The process starts with an analysis of your swing by one of the Bob Burns professionals.  Based on this analysis a club is custom-fit for you.

Bob Burns’ Brand Club Lines –     The company designs and manufactures its own lines of golf clubs, including their popular No Bananas Anti-Slice golf equipment line.  About 85% of golfers tend to push or slice their shots, No Bananas clubs are designed to reduce or even eliminate that slice.

Refurbished Clubs –     These golf clubs have been completely refinished, re-polished, re-shafted, and re-gripped.  They look and perform like brand new.

Golf Lessons –     Whether you are brand new to the sport or just need help with a swing adjustment, the staff at Bob Burns Golf is willing and able to help!

Driving Range and Putting Greens –     Golf if a game of repetition and consistency.  What better way to perfect your swing than on one of the top ranges in America?

5) Daily/Weekly Deals

Deals vary from day to day, but some deals include; Buy-one-get-one 50% off, Buy-2-get-1-free, and veterans free bucket of balls.

6) Events

Bob Burns RangeEvents may be held at Bob Burns Golf upon request.  Past events have included:

  • Golf Classes for all skill levels
  • Girl Scout & Boy Scout outings
  • After school programs

For details on scheduling an event see the Bob Burns Golf contact page

7) Special Awards

  • “Best of the Valley” Winner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Bob Burns continues to be ranked in the Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals by GRAA (Golf Range Association of America)
  • Top 100 Golf Ranges in America by GRAA (Golf Range Association of America)

Bob Burns Golf Range

8) Employment Opportunities

Season employment is available Spring through Fall.  If interested contact Bob Burns Golf through their contact page.

Check out Bob Burns Golf with the following links:


Construction Update at L44

There has been a lot of progress made over at Latitude 44 these past couple of months. The pool has been completed but will not be open until next spring. However, the playground has been put in and is in the final stages of completion. Within the next couple of weeks we hope to have the playground open and ready to be used before it’s covered in snow! The weather has been cooling down and that means winter is right around the corner. One amenity that we are excited to put to use is the sledding hill, it will be great when the snow begins to fall and you can go sledding right in your own backyard!

Building #4 is coming along nicely. We are working inside and out to keep the building process moving forward. The move-in date has been pushed back to December 1st, but with continued hard work the building should be completed in no time. Building #4 is an 8-unit townhouse, with six 3-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom ranch units on the ends of the building. There is two 3-bedroom units and one 2-bedroom ranch unit available.

Latitude 44 is truly unique, it combines the best of both worlds with townhouse-style living in a apartment community setting.

LIVE: John Lambert at Copper Rock Coffee

Stop by Copper Rock Coffee’s downtown location this Friday night and enjoy a fresh cupjohn-lambert-copper-rock-coffee-appleton-wi-87 of coffee with some live music. Copper Rock Coffee will be featuring John Lambert this Friday and 9 pm.

John is a long-time local Wisconsin Fox Valley, vocalist, and songwriter. Lambert’s music is a blend of diverse influences and flavors naturally grounded somewhere between rock and pop. As a performer, John plays a variety of original and cover songs.

Copper Rock Coffee Company strives to provide exceptional customer service, a great  CopperRockCoffeeof coffee, and an atmosphere that will make you feel at home. No admission fee or reservation necessary.

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Art on the Town

_art on the town logo pdf (3) smallCome celebrate Appleton’s “Art on the Town” this Friday! Enjoy as Appleton’s art museum & businesses open their doors to allow the public to experience a variety of artist displays, demos, and live music.

  • This event will offer “mini parks” in parking stalls in front of 12 participating businesses. as part of a collaborative effort between ADI, Lowe’s and downtown business owners.
  • Stroll The Avenue or catch a FREE ride on the Downtown Cool Trolley and enjoy rhythm & music, performing arts, visual arts and even the art of food & beverage!
  • parking-day-033PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event where artists, activists, and citizens independently turn metered parking spots into “PARK(ing)” spaces.PARK(ing) Day is intended to promote creativity, civic engagement, critical thinking, and unscripted social interactions.
  • For a list of participating PARK(ing) spaces click here






Welcome New Residents

As the construction on building #6 finishes that also means that new residents are moving into the community. There is nothing more exciting than welcoming new residents to this amazing community and watching it grow! Many of our new residents for building #6 moved in over the Labor Day weekend.


Building #6 adds 6 more units to the community with four 2-bedroom units and two 3-bedroom units. We are happy to announce that all of these units are rented, bringing in many new neighbors to the L44 community! Latitude 44 wants to extend a warm welcome to all of our new residents and we hope you enjoy your new home!


Be sure to check back to L44 Life or L44’s Facebook page for community updates!

Construction Update At Latitude 44

Latitude 44 is coming along nicely. A lot of progress has been made over this past month and we are excited to see that all of our hard work is beginning to pay off!

The construction on building #6 is beginning to wind down. We have moved our focus to completing the interior of the building. Floors are being laid and cabinets are being installed, this has been a long process but it will surely be worth the wait! Building #6 is a 6-unit townhouse with four 2-bedroom units and two 3-bedroom units. We are in the home stretch and with continued hard work we expect building #6 to be completed and move-in ready by September 1st! This building filled up fast for there are no units available at this time, but luckily the completion of building #4 will follow shortly after.


A lot has changed at the site of building #4. The foundation has been poured and the framing process has begun! If the weather continues to cooperate with us we expect the rest of the buildings construction to move along quite smoothly. Building #4 is going to be an 8-unit townhouse, having six 3-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom ranch units that will be located on the ends of the building. As of right now there is only one 3-bedroom unit and one 2-bedroom ranch unit still currently available. We hope to have building #4 to be completed by October.

We are excited to share that the pool is in its final stages of being complete. The pool will be an awesome asset to have in the community, especially on those warm summer days. Construction on the pool is expected to begin wrapping up within the next few weeks and we can’t wait to open it up to the community!

The construction over at the events center has also been moving along rapidly. Framing has been completed and it has been roofed. As for the inside of the center, the windows have been installed and sheetrock has been hung. With continued hard work we hope to have the events center completed in no time!






Progress is being made everyday, so stay tuned for more updates on the L44 community!

The First Annual Mile of Music Festival

This year, the City of Appleton is kicking off something brand new- The first ever Mile of Music Festival! The festival is going to take place in downtown Appleton on College Avenue from August 8th-11th and will have a number of performances held at different venues. Thanks to many community partners and sponsors, most of the performances at the festival are free! The music that will be showcased at the festival is very diverse. There will be everything from head-banging rock, to country, to gospel, to folk, even jazz and R&B. Organizers want people of all backgrounds and ages to come out and enjoy their own unique style of music.

This is a unique music festival that brings over 100 singer/songwriters into the area and gives them the opportunity to showcase their talents to the public. There will be performances at more than 40 venues all conveniently located right on College Avenue.

The festival is not only about music, but also about giving back to the community, which is a fantastic concept! Proceeds from the Mile of Music Festival will be split into two different funds:

  1. Mile of Music Education Fund,  helping provide more music opportunities within the Appleton public schools.
  2. Creative Downtown Fund, raise money for projects in the Downtown Appleton area. Both funds are for great causes and will most definitely help better the community!

There are three types of artists; Headline, Feature, and Showcase.

The headline artists are more well-known and tickets are required for these performances.

The feature artists are upcoming artists and these performances also require tickets.

Lastly, the showcase artists are upcoming artists from around the country and no ticket is required for these performances.

College Avenue is the perfect location to host such an event, everything is in one place; food, shopping and of course, all of the music taking place up and down the road.  The venues that will be showcased in Appleton’s downtown district are: The Stansbury Theater on Lawrence’s campus, the newly renovated Houdini Plaza, Spat’s, Copper Rock Coffee, Harmony Cafe, The Stone Cellar, Mill Creek, Anduzzi’s,  The Mad Hatter, Luna, and Jim’s Place, as well as many outdoor stages along College Avenue.

This will be the first ever Mile of Music Festival and it’s sure to be entertaining. The music, the food, and the people will make this one unique and extraordinary experience that you do not want to miss!

For more information on The Mile of Music Festival, please click here!

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Construction Update: Building #4, #6, Pool, Events Center

Latitude 44 has been a busy place the past few weeks. Keep reading to learn more about the construction going on at L44!

Recently, we’ve broken ground and started construction for building #4. Building #4 will be an 8-unit townhouse, with six 3-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom ranch units on the ends of the building. We are expecting to have this building completed by October. There is only 1 3-bedroom unit available, but both of the 2-bedroom ranch units are still open.


Construction on is moving along
nicely on building #6. The siding is going up and windows are being installed. Building #6
will be a 6-unit townhouse, with four 2-bedroom units and two 3-bedroom units. We are hoping to have this building completed by September. There are no units available for rent in building #6 at this time.

The pool has been poured and is in the final stages of completion. We expect to have it ready soon!


Construction on the events center is moving along smoothly. The framing for this building recently went up. The events center should be completed in no time!


Stay tuned for more updates on the L44 community!

2 Bedroom Units Available

DSC_0146 1The new buildings at Latitude 44 are filling up fast! All of the 3 bedroom units in building #6 (available in September) are spoken for at the time but you can get put on the waiting list in case of any cancellations.  Building #4 (available in October), has one 3 bedroom unit available, all of the others have been spoken for. Again, you can get put on the waiting list in case there are any cancellations.

Don’t worry we still have available units, there are still some 2-bedroom units open in this wonderful new community in Appleton. This community is far from ordinary, you get a combination of both townhouse-style living and apartment living.


The 2 bedroom units in building #6 are townhouse-style with the first floor consisting of a private entry and attached garage access, bathroom, large kitchen, great room, and access to the patio. The second floor of the units host a bathroom, in-unit laundry, a master bedroom, and a second bedroom. The 2 bedroom units in building #4 are ranch-style units with attached 2-car garages.  All the buildings are built to be energy efficient and include central air.

The L44 community is like no other, the complex offers several amenities for everyone to enjoy. We are in the process of building an events center, a pool, and a park! All of this right in your own neighborhood is something that you won’t find anywhere else. This unique housing community combines the best features from different housing styles all into one! Enjoy the comfort and privacy of a town-home along with amenities that only the best apartment communities offer!

Not to mention that the community is extremely welcoming and friendly! So what are you waiting for? Call 920-723-2324 today to find out more information on available units at the L44. You don’t want to miss out on this great opportunity to join the L44 Community and see what all of the excitement is about!

L44 Construction Update: Building #6


Building #6 is coming along! Cypress Homes has been working hard and making a lot of progress in the construction of Building #6 in the past few weeks! The framing has been put up and it’s really starting to come together! We’re extremely excited to get Building #6 completed and welcome new renters to the L44 Community!

In other exciting news, the event center foundation has been poured and ready for the next step. Once building #6 is finished we can focus more time on the event center and it should be up in no time! It’s a long process, especially since we have so much going on in the L44 Community, but once construction is all complete it will truly be an amazing place to live!


A park, a pond, a pool, an event center, what more could you ask for? And it’s all conveniently located so that you don’t have to go far from home to enjoy these amenities!

Hurry up and call today to find out more information on available units!