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19th Hole
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Golf Blogs: golf course

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CLTheGolfer
What Not To Do On The Golf Course
Sep 21, 2015 7:01 PM
Tags: Golf   golfing    golf course   Tiger Woods   Manners   Golf Etiquitte  
 
The other day, I was out on the golf course with my husband. We were enjoying the weather and the relaxed state that comes with playing a round of golf with the person you love. However, after four holes, that pretty much changed when we caught up with the group ahead of us. Reason being, they had no concept of golf etiquette. Like none, zero, zip, nadda, none. So, it made the rest of our outing that day one that we’d rather forget and it got me to thinking about what people shouldn’t do when they’re golfing. Here is the list I came up with in no particular order. - Don’t Be Loud – Sure, this might sound like a no brainer, but some golfers don’t realize that this is an iron clad rule when it comes to what not to do on the golf course. Golf is a sport that requires a lot of concentration and loud noises tend to throw a golfer off, especially in high pressure situations. Take Tiger Woods as an example, he really needs to concentrate when he’s golfing and even the tiniest of noises bother him. So, if he’s bothered that much by small noises, just think how loud noises bother the rest of us. - Don’t Be Rude – Being loud is annoying in itself to golfing, yet being rude is almost worse. An example of being rude, hitting your ball while another playing group is still on the tee. Or, taking your good sweet time playing and not letting the group behind you play through. Also, having bad manners is a no-no along with talking on your cell phone and swearing. Swearing is never good. Simply put, be nice to others and follow the golden rule. - Don’t Drink Too Much – Drinking a beer and maybe having a shot while you’re playing is indeed a great way to relax and enjoy your round. However, if you continue to drink over and over again, you’re going to not only ruin your golfing experience, but those that are around you as well. Therefore, you need to set a drinking limit for yourself and not go nuts. Keep it under control to have a good time. - Don’t Offer Unsolicited Advice – People don’t enjoy getting advice on how to play when it’s not asked for. Giving unsolicited advice can lead to harsh words and hurt feelings. For that reason, keep your “coaching” to yourself unless someone actually asks you for advice on how to hit the ball or how to approach a shot. You can lose friends on the golf course if you offer advice that’s not asked for, so, keep your mouth shut at all costs even if the person you’re playing with really, really needs it. Now, I’m sure there are other things that you should refrain from doing when you’re golfing that aren’t on this list, but in my mind, I think I pretty much have covered everything. For me, when it comes down golfers just need to be courteous of others and respect the game. If they’re not able to do that, they then shouldn’t be golfing.
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CLTheGolfer
Golf, it’s a sport anyone can play
Aug 27, 2015 7:24 PM
Tags: Equipment   Golf Balls   Golf   golfers   golf clubs   golf course   golf players  
 
People often think that golf is a sport that’s reserved only for old retired men to play. The thing is, quite the opposite is true. Golf is actually a sport that the entire family can enjoy. Don’t believe it, well then read on to find out why. One reason golf is a sport that everyone can play is due to the fact it’s a pretty slow paced game. So, it doesn’t require a lot of top level physical endurance to do it unlike other sports like basketball or soccer. Basically, you can go at your own pace, and even use a ride along golf cart if you want, and don’t have to really push yourself physically to do it, making it a great low impact activity. Another reason why anyone can play golf is because anyone of any age can do it. Like, if you want to bring your younger son or daughter who is around 5 or 6 years old, you can all have fun. Or, if you’re older and are just looking for something fun to do with your spouse on a warm spring, summer, or fall day, then you can all go out and hit the links as well. A third reason why golf is a sport that anyone to take part in is how there are courses available to play on for a player at any experience level. For example, if you’re completely new to the sport, you can get some practice in at driving ranges to work on your long game. Some even have chipping areas and putting greens that allow you to practice your short game as well. Or, if you have a little bit of experience, then you can try out shorter executive level or par three courses. Regular golf courses are even designed for players of all experience levels given that they feature different level tees from men’s to women’s tees, seniors, and professional tees. In short, the game caters to the masses to ensure that every level player feels included. And, a fourth reason golf is something that anyone can do is due to the fact that it really doesn’t require all sorts of super specialized equipment to play. You simply need a few clubs, yes a few not a whole set, and a few golf balls, that's it. Now, the basic clubs you need to play are a driver, five-iron, seven-iron, a nine-iron, and a putter. That's it. Sure, you can get a lot more specialized clubs, yet they're really not necessary just like golf shoes, gloves, and all those other crazy gadgets that are on the market. So as you can see from all the above reasons, golf is a sport that doesn’t discriminate and it can be played by anyone who is looking for something fun to do. And, to find some great courses to play on in your area, simply hit the web. Now, what are you waiting for, get out there and start golfing. You can search all sorts of spots to hit a few balls in a matter of minutes. You’ll be glad that you did when you end up having an awesome time.
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Lance
Top 10 Golf Courses in the US
Mar 24, 2015 2:35 AM
Tags: Golf   golf course  
 
 
Which are the best golf courses in the US? How do you even define why a particular course is better than the others? Well, you can rely on the experts to make the right choice and the following list of the top 10 golf courses in the US for 2015 has been compiled based on what the experts say. 10. Pacific Dunes (Bandon, Oregon) Pacific Dunes is considered a course for serious golfers. It offers plenty of challenges by way of nature and design, and has been hailed as the most Scottish of all golf courses in the US. The course rating is 72.6, the slope rating 142, and the par here is 71. 9. Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, California) With a course rating of 77.9 and a slope rating of 138, the Pebble Beach Golf Links is one of the most visually stunning golf courses, not just in the US but across the world. It offers a great view of the Pacific Ocean and the Carmel Bay. The par here is 72. 8. Cypress Point Club (Monterrey, California) The Cypress Point Club is an elite facility and considered a great place to enjoy a round. Known particularly for its 16th hole, where you have to hit over the Pacific Ocean, the course has a par of 72, with a slope rating of 136 and course rating of 72.4. 7. PSeminole Golf Course (Juno Beach, Florida) Possibly the smallest course on this list, the PSeminole spans just 6,836 yards and seems out of place in Florida. The par is 73, slope rating of 131, and course rating 74.3. 6. Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, Georgia) The Augusta National Golf Club has been hosting the Masters every year since 1934, so need we say more! The course has a slope rating of 135 and a par of 72, while the course itself is rated 76.2. 5. Kiawah Island Ocean Course (Kiawah Island, South Carolina) Spectacular in every sense of the word, the Kiawah Island Ocean Course has received many awards for its design and aesthetic appeal. The par here is 72 and the slope rating is 155 while the course is rated 79.6. 4. Oakmont Country Club (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Go retro at the Oakmont Country Club as the club has retained its original layout, making it a historic landmark. With a slope rating of 138, a par of 72 and course rating of 77.9, it’s one of the best. 3. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Southampton, New York) One of the best courses in the US, but only if you get the chance to play, as invitations are hard to get. It was also one of the first clubs to give memberships to women, way back in 1891. The slope rating is 138 and the par 70, with the course rating at 73.7. 2. Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York) A distinguished golf club, the Winged Foot is invitation-only, so it is tricky to get in. It provides a challenging course and you will need a caddy here. The slope rating is 141, par is 72 and the course rating is 75.7. 1. The Country Club (Brookline, Massachusetts) Founded in 1882, the Country Club is among the oldest golf facilities in the US. It retains its old-world charm and provides a wonderful golfing experience. The course rating is 74.5, with the par at 71 and the slope rating at 140. So, these are top 10 golf courses in the US as rated by the experts. Give them a try and you can see for yourself!
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AseyaGolf
The Average cost of playing golf
Mar 19, 2015 5:17 PM
 
Golf is an expensive game as many of you are aware, but recently Golf Channel conducted a survey and found that about 30,000 rounds of golf are played on American golf courses each year. Day of the week, the golf course itself, and the tee time are the indicator of creating the cost for a round of golf. The median cost of 18 holes in a public golf course in a weekend is $36 this includes a cart. A private golf course is a little bit higher than a public golf course, and the median of privately owned golf course is $40 per weekend. It is also known that the newer the golf course is, the expensive the membership and tee off fees are. The average cost of a new golf course for an 18 hole round on a weekend is $60.55 for courses that are built in 1990 or after. The courses built between 1970 and 1990 charge $48.33 and any course before that time charges $42.70. This is surprising, as the price of old historical golf courses should be higher compared to the newer golf courses. Although, the new golf courses have newer green areas and nice views, it can not be compared with the rich history of old days. Photo Credit: Baligolfpackage.com, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Who hires the Caddies?
Mar 17, 2015 6:14 PM
 
While many wonder and assume that the caddies are employed by the Tour, I will share that this is the wrong idea. The caddies are not employed by the Tour, but rather employed by the golfer and they are not compensated by the Tour. Why talk about compensation today? There is a trick that consists of compensation to the Tour when a caddie takes off his bib. During a Tour caddie is suppose to wear a bib and if taken off while walking on the green, he can be fine up to $500. Recently, 167 including Tiger Woods caddie Steve Williams joined a lawsuit against the PGA Tour. The lawsuit is set for $50 million per season, and it address that the caddies wear bibs with sponsor’s name on them without any compensation. The actions taken show that the Tour treat caddies different as compared to the Professional Golfers, almost like second-class citizens. Lets not forget that those caddies are the main reason behind the success of the famous golfers. Last month Steve Williams was fine $500 for taking off his bib on the 18th green of a tournament. Originally, 80 caddies filed the complaint on Feb. 3rd , but the increasing number sine than indicate that most of the caddies are not treated well and are fined. Photo Credit: Golfstinks.com, 2015
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AseyaGolf
PGA Tour- 10 things not to do
Mar 12, 2015 7:23 PM
 
10 things you shouldn't do at a PGA Tour 1. If you are not playing golf don't wear your golf shoes. 2. Although, it is nice to drink beer and smoke a cigar, it can also be distracting and irritating for other viewers. 3. Yelling is motivating in some games but not at golf. Yelling mash potato “Baba Booey” can be compelling after you got it from television, it is still disrespectful. 4. Autographs are unique and worth a lot for some people, but giving priority to children would not be a bad idea. For them it’s more than a dream come true. 5. Don't offer to be the commentary at the golf course. There are some professionals that take on this job and they have spent days and nights over the course to have a great knowledge of the course. 6. Don't act like a child while walking around professional golfers. For example dressing in tigers costume around Tiger Woods. Golfers walk right in front of fans and this the opportunity to say something great and not dumb. 7. Obey to the cell phone policy of the course you are attending. It is important to show respect to the players and those around you. 8. Don't be a marshal disobeyer. Even though it is clear and many people do follow the sign and keep quite when a player is about to hit some still continue to disobey. 9. Don't compromise your experience at the PGA Tour event, by showing up without any clue. Checking the list of prohibited items and idea of the course layout will help you understand and follow your game better. 10. The final thing is to interrupt a trophy presentation by doing something idiotic. It just aggravates the experience for others and the players final win. Photo Credit: PGATour. Com, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Massive Dinosaur- Like Alligator Loves Golf
Mar 11, 2015 5:27 PM
 
It is common to come across unusual animals, items, or sharks in the ponds around a golf course. It only makes your game interesting and excited, but what would you do if you came across something that would scare the life out you. Recently, in Englewood Florida a large alligator was spotted. Well, to call that an alligator would be great, it is not just an alligator it is a massive dinosaur-like alligator. Although, some think that it is not true and it could have been Photoshop, you never know the truth. In previous blog I talked about a shark in the one of the pond of golf course in Australia. Approximately 13-feet long called the Myakka Pines Golf Club a home. The size of this gator is making people question, whether it is real if so what type of gator is this? The walk style of this gator made others wonder whether he is walking like human. Prior to this gator there was a larger gator known as Big George, lived at the golf course for decade before he died. The wildlife in golf course are no harmful they are just the spice to the game. It attracts people to attend the golf course for extra fun and interest. Adventures and wildlife should not stop anyone from playing golf. Photo Credit: Nydailynews.com, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Five things to know about golf in Ireland
Mar 10, 2015 6:06 PM
 
Here are five most important things to learn about golf in Ireland. 1. Northwest and southwest Ireland have different appeals. The west side is home for seaside tours, and golf courses are placed across. The southwest side of golf courses has the most popular links. The northwest on the other hand is a rural region and the getting from one point to another is not easy. 2. Golfer airport is Shannon Airport in Ireland, even though Dublin is the largest city. Shannon airport have shorter flights from North America, and since airport is small it is easier to get around. 3. The mix of new and old links are an interesting combination. The links are dated back to the 19th century, and the history creates a special touch. 4. Many golfers started their game with practicing in Ireland. In the past players such as Tiger Woods and Payne Steward prepared for the British Open by spending their time in Ireland. 5. Irish love is always something that one would want to go back to. The blind of love and the links of Ireland can not stop anyone. The fairway connected through the pin or a small pole builds your strength and a need for a good a caddie. Photo Credit: Custom Ireland Golf Vacation, Lynottours, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Golf heritage
Mar 9, 2015 6:14 PM
 
Golf is an identity that creates ones personality; it is either inherited from family or earned. Even after being inherited it is a game that builds your own character. It is personal strength and practice that builds your capabilities. Sam Saunders also took that needed step to build his own identity this Sunday. Falling just short of his first PGA Tour victory, Saunders stood strong and focused on his future goals. Wanted to make his own name gave him the strength to work hard and practice for the Tour. The 27 year old, Arnold Palmer’s grandson is another step closer to his near win. The last game in Puerto Rico would have earned him an invitation to the PGA Championship. Although, he did not win his struggle and goal to aim for higher is consider a great accomplishment for many. Photo Credit: Golfdigest.com, 2015 The chance to win PGA Tour is very hard, and many golfers are aware. Knowing the challenges but still keep hopes high enough to aim for the better game in the future is the key to success. The motivation and inspiration build through the struggle is significant than any practice. A golfer must know his or her future goals through the daily practice and golf tournaments. As usual golf is not only about winning or losing it’s about building your character and strengthening your mind and physical state.
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AseyaGolf
Golf Superstitions
Mar 8, 2015 8:32 PM
 
We all, in one-way or another believe in lucky charm, either it is a coin, lucky color, lucky number, or a lucky hair band. It is not surprising that golfers also are a little superstitious, and they are insane in some sense. Starting from what they eat to what they write in the dirt show their believe in good luck. Here are some of the golfers and their superstitions: 1. Tiger woods, after the PGA Tour success always shows up on a Sundays wearing his lucky color, red. 2. Erine Els, famous golfer believes in “good score” by throwing away golf balls that he has made birdies. 3. Davis Love III, believes that any coin minted after 1970 has a bad luck, and he only marks his golf balls with pennies minted in the 1960s. 4. Jack Nicklaus, will not play a round of golf without three coins in his pocket. He always has three coins while playing any tour. 5. Paula Creamer, similar to Woods’ believes in her final round dress code. She will wear pink and play with a golf ball, maybe not so much for a superstitions but might be the love for this color. While we all believe in somethings regardless of its right meaning or not, it is the comfort that we gain. Golf is a game of pressure and it can create a lot of stress and having such superstitions can only create a positive energy. Photo Credit: back9network.com, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Golf Club Abuse
Mar 8, 2015 12:18 AM
 
Frustration can cause many things in golf, as mentioned in many of my previous golf blogs. Anger, stress, and frustration seems to be the worst enemy for a successful game. It can put you down and make you lose hope, which certainly leads to failure in golf. The same happened to Rory Mcllory this weekend. Rory Mcllory the No.1 player showed his frustration by throwing his golf club at the lake. He is not the only player to show such emotion and frustration at a golf course, many other famous players have long topped that path. But the question is whether 30 second of relieve by throwing a club in the air can make any changes? Will it make you win or change your score? The answer is No! Frustration and anger can only give you shorter than a minute relieve but it will slowly affect your mentality and your abilities. As the player said “it felt good at the time”, but obviously later it did not change anything. Keeping a peaceful mind and stress free mentality can help you improve and aim higher. One may say “it is easier said than done”, and certainly well said but always considering the fact whether expressing anger can make any changes will allow a person to think twice. Although, Mcllroy did express his frustration in an interesting why some found it funny. When it comes to throwing clubs around Stenson holds a metaphorical master’s degree. As a playing partner he found this funny and some comic relief. Photo Credit: Nydailynews.com, Rory Mcllroy, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Altered Course
Mar 6, 2015 6:29 PM
 
A new reality competition series announced by Golf Channel can be the next big thing. It is the combination of golf, speed and fitness, just the combination of all my previous blogs. It will provide team work and decision making process as a team in the most challenging situations. The 700 yard golf course consist of natural obstacles and difficult steps. Fitness and sport is taken to the next level, providing greater emphasis in golf. It is the result of men and women focusing on golf today. Rewarding teams that are most physically fit and play the best golf can take Altered Course to the stage that no one has been. The re-imagined golf holes will train and test golf players in the hardest position. The series will feature 8 people with 2-person teams, consisting running against the clock and try to take risk for the extreme golf holes. Montego Bay, Jamaica will hold the inaugural of the show, including the Montego Bay’s premier courses for the first to stages of the competition. This interesting yet learning experience will provide golfers with the experience that they will value in the remaining of their games. The Hyaat Zilara and Hyaat Ziva Rose Hall resort will have a part in the filming of the series. Team work, shared values, collaboration can be the key to success for the team, and it does not seem to be a problem for golfers as they are build with these skills everyday by practicing. The humble and positive attitude can give players the advantage over others. Photo Credit: Twincities, 2015
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