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19th Hole
News and Opinion

Golf Blogs: Green World

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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
Age can not stop you from GOLF
Mar 5, 2015 3:53 PM
 
Golf is a game of harmony, positive energy, and it is a legacy. For many it just never stops. There is no injury, no age, or time that will stop most golf players from playing. Golf is like a candy with a toddler, once taste it cannot be forgotten. It is for many reasons though that golfers can’t forget the taste of golf. First the peace gained after a round of golf and relaxation of mind. Second, it is a full exercise followed with healthy meals. Thirds it is a social event, it can gather around friends and families that you would love to spent sometime walking the green fairways. Golf is that positive energy passed through your lungs from the green fairways and reached your mind. Golf can create the interest in your life that you would not want to forget so did Palmer. The injured shoulder of Arnold Palmer would not stop him from hitting the ceremonial first tee shot at next month’s Masters. He is planning to make his annual appearance at Augusta National. Since 2007 Palmer has been an honorary starter at the Masters. The dislocated shoulder from Father-Son Challenge tournament in December does not stop him to join Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player alongside to start the tournament. It is the dedication to golf and legacy that he wants to follow. Photo Credit: Arnold Palmer . Com, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Allenby beaten, robbed in Honolulu
Feb 12, 2015 5:58 PM
What happened to Robert Allenby after the Sony Open in Honolulu? While this made the headline since yesterday, many found it shocking to believe his injuries. The arrest was made in connection with the robbery and over $20,000 in fraudulent purchases had been charged. Since January 16 the question was "who did this"? An act like this only sets a bad image to the country and to the people. Such an act does not generalize a religion, race, or a nation. It is an individual act that people commit for selfish reasons. Allenby an Australian golfer was famous and he made to the news but many don't even get the chance to share their stories. He was a PGA Tour winner in 2001, and he won 22 times worldwide. Taking safety and caution is important when travelling abroad. No matter how safe and developed a country is anything can happen. What safety caution should you consider when travel for golf? 1. All required documentation. 2. Be prepared for any emergency. 3. Pack Smart. 4. Photocopy of all documentation and each in different location, in case of losing one. 5. Prepare to handle money safely oversea. 6. Health is very important while traveling for golf 7. Keeping track of your prescriptions. Photo Credit:
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AseyaGolf
The Art of Golf
Feb 11, 2015 12:43 AM
 
 
 
Since the 7th century artists have approached golf from a very diverse range of perspective. The art of golf is most interesting and portrayed differently for many viewers. Here I will share three interesting images and information about the picture and its relation with golf in art. First, John Shippen (1879-1968), became the first African American golfer to compete in the US Open. While he was only 16 and many protest were made by the British and Scottish, the young African American completed the game and he finished 5th. He also played in five other US open championships, and later from 1924-1960 he was the head professional at the Shady Rest Golf and Country Club. This image represents the time and the different in our culture over the areas, from slavery to having an African American with posthumous membership, in 2009. The second image is series of pictures by Harlod Edgerton from Bob Jones’s in 1935. During the twentieth century, Edgerton found a way to break down the game of golf to its different components. Science of motion most likely played an important role in the studies and it allowed him to explore the new technologies such as stroboscopic photography. Golf also became part of science for Edgerton. He dedicated his career at MIT to learn and provide this great photography that not clear eye could envision. This picture is series of 16 pictures in which Bobby Jones is hitting a golf ball. It shows the smallest nuance can have an effect on the golf ball. Third picture represent the generation transformation. The ladies club of 1886 at the St Andrews Ladies Club grew included 500 members in 20 years. This perfect picture representing the dress code and the confidence in ladies to play golf since that time is motivating and inspiring. However, the strict governing dress show how they were obliged to play in the restrictive, tightly, full length clothes as compared to fashionable and appropriate dress code. Photo Credit: The Art of Golf Museum, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Top Ten Golf Courses in the US
Feb 6, 2015 4:00 PM
 
For 2015 if you are trying to change your golf course and thinking of playing in one of the finest golf courses in the US, try and play at one of the Top Ten Golf Courses. Here is the list of top Ten Golf Courses in the US. 1. The Country Club (Brookline, MA, is one of the oldest country clubs in the United States. The clubhouse facilities are old but very charming and full of history. It holds an important place in golf history, since it is one of the five charter clubs that founded the US Golf Association. 2. Winged Foot Golf Club (Mamaroneck, New York), is designed by A. W. Tillinghast, who also designed Baltusrol, Bethpage Black, Cedar Crest Park, and many other courses. It was founded in 1921 by a consortium consisting mainly of members of the New York Athletic Club. 3. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club (Southampton, NY), is a links-style golf club and it has hosted US Open for four times in three different centuries. It is also scheduled to host again in 2018. 4. Oakmont Country Club (Pittsburg, PA), a country club with the oldest top ranked golf course in the US. It was designed by Henry Fownes in 1903. 5. Kiawah Island Ocean Course (Kiawah Island, CA), is one of the five golf courses added in 1991. The golf courses have hosted major golf tournaments including the Ryder Cup, in 1991, the World Cup in 1997, and the PGA Championship in 2012. 6. Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, GA), was founded by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. It opened for play in January 1933 and it hosted Masters annually since 1934. 7. PSeminole Golf Course (Juno Beach, FL), is a small golf course with only 6,863 yards. 8. Cypress Point Club (Monterrey, CA), is a private golf club in California. It is a single 18 hole course, with 16th hole on one of the most famous point in golf course, over the Pacific Ocean. 9. Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, CA), is a link golf course on the west coast of the US. With incredible views of Carmel Bay and the Pacific this golf course is one of the most beautiful courses in the world. 10. Pacific Dunes (Bandon, Oregon), is a complex of four links and a par 3 golf course, located just north of the city of Bandon, Oregon. It was founded in 1999 and was designed by Scotsman David McLay Kidd. Now you know the best and top golf courses in the US, next time you play in one of these golf courses make sure to comment on my blogs and share your experience with us. Photo Credit: GolfSmash, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Inspiring Golf Quotes
Feb 3, 2015 10:12 PM
 
Do you have a favorite and inspiring quotes to keep at your best and motivate right before your games. Here are some of mine. 1. Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented. - Arnold Palmer 2. Success in golf depends less on strength of body than upon strength of mind and character- Arnold Palmer 3. Golf is a good walk spoiled. - Mark Twain 4. Golf is a game of respect and sportsmanship; we have to respect its traditions and its rules. - Jack Nicklaus 5. Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. - Grantland Rice 6. Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears. - Bobby Jones 7. Forget your opponents, always against par. -Sam Snead 8. The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing- Phyllis Diller 9. If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt. - Dean Martin 10. If I can hit a curveball, why can't I hit a ball that is standing still on a course? Larry Nelson
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AseyaGolf
Early Morning Golf
Jan 30, 2015 4:14 PM
 
What is the best of a day to play golf? Well, most of you probably know the answer to this question, early morning. Here is some of the reason why early morning golf is the best time. 1. Early morning golf is good for maximizing your performance and lowering your scores. 2. Lower temperatures and humidity, less crowds, and improved course conditions can start of your day just perfect for a good round of golf. 3. Human body is adjusted with the lightness and darkness, such as a clock. This helps humans' activity levels and leads to peaks in mental and physical capability. Therefore, early morning the body is fresh and full of energy that can provide strong mental and physical capability. 4. Physical performance is optimized to its fullest, late afternoon and early evening tee times are ideal. Making early morning the best option. 5. You have the opportunity to see the light peeking out over the trees, and see the sunrise. 6. This could the best time to play golf just for you. Not for a match or practice. It is your time, and call this "Me Time". Build a peaceful mind and relax in a peaceful environment. Make this more for the motion than the score. Photo Credit: Early Autumn Morning On Golf Course, ShutterStock, 2015
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AseyaGolf
Perfect Round go Golf- Bed time Self Hypnosis
Jan 29, 2015 8:48 PM
As I mentioned in my earlier blogs that golf is game of mind, almost every golfer have trained their minds for greatness on the course. The importance of mental toughness and physical power is evident to all golfers. However, majority of golfers have not been taught to develop their mind for great performance. There are two methods that can help you learn and trained your mind, first Your Perfect Round of Golf and second the Bedtime self-hypnosis process. The first one seems pretty simple. Your Perfect Round of Golf is writing a down answers to simple questions while keeping your imagination run wild. For example, how do you feel warming up for the round? What is your swing like? What is your attitude on the greens? What do you putt like? Write down events of your perfect round. Who am I? What is the end result of the round? Mostly likely questions so focus on the activities done in a golf course. The second method is the most challenging and effective.The Bedtime Self-Hypnosis Process are: Step 1: When you lay down for bed, take a deep breath in and hold the breath for a few seconds and slowly exhale, as if you would relax your mind for yoga. Repeat this process for several times. Step 2: While you continue breathing deeply, give yourself positive suggestions aiming towards your future goals. Bring in the positive energy inside and remove negative thoughts. Praise yourself and give yourself credit for what you have done so far. Step 3: While you let your imagination take over, let your mind play that perfect round of golf. Thinking all the things you wrote down in the first method and try and imagining improving those mistakes. Make sure you let your body feel the swing and hear the wind. Step 4: Give yourself positive suggestions such as “Today was full of blessing and I am looking forward for many other happy days”. This is fun and relaxing moment, try to attract as many positive energy as possible and avoid from negative thoughts.
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