Archive for September, 2014

Golf Books #155 (Left-Handed Golf Swing Fundamentals)

Sep 30th
2014

Left-Handed Golf Swing FundamentalsWritten specifically for the left-handed golfer, eliminating the need to try to transpose techniques geared to right-handers, this book presents a simple system that can help you improve your swing, and your game, by identifying and correcting both technical and instinctive mental or physical flaws.

Warne Palmer is a Class A PGA Golf Professional in the Northern Ohio Section of the PGA of America and an Instructor of Golf at Avalon Golf and Country Club in Warren, Ohio. This book is the culmination of his forty years of experience as a golf professional and educator.

The fundamentals presented in this book have been developed over the years while instructing students, and can benefit left-handed golfers of any age or skill level.

This system will help you increase the number of solid shots you hit during a round by focusing on your own golf swings and tendencies, identifying whether your game’s weaknesses are caused by technical flaws (60%) or physical or mental errors (40%), and providing a comprehensive series of drills and checklists to address your weaknesses and improve your swing from the tee, on the fairway, on the green, and in a variety of commonly encountered situations.

The 60/40 Golf Method…

The five distinct groupings of clubs — wedges, irons, hybrids and fairway metals, drivers and putters — require slightly different swing techniques, but there are also concepts that connect all full swings. This book addresses the five distinct swings, presenting proper technique, common errors and flaws, and simple drills, checklists and exercises to enable you to improve each of the basic swings, along with tips on equipment selection, specialty shots, course and game management, and more.

Publication date: December 18, 2013 (source)

About the Author

Warne Palmer is also the author of Palmer 60/40 Golf: Modern Golf Swing Fundamentals, ISBN-13: 978-0615778419.

Sunningdale Golf Club (Old Course), England

Sep 29th
2014

Home to the earliest outstanding inland course in Britain, the Sunningdale Golf Club is a true pioneer that helped to popularize one of the finest natural golfing regions in the world. The club was the inspiration of Tom Roberts, a homeowner within the sandy Sunningdale farmlands outside of Surrey, who managed to convince St. John’s College in Cambridge to lease their neighboring grounds to him for golf and then persuaded a hundred keen golfers to contribute bonds to help establish the club and pay for Willie Park Jr to design and construct its course.

‘All that one would hope to find in the ideal golf club is in abundance at Sunningdale.’ Sir Michael Bonallack.

When Park’s course opened in 1901 it put both Sunningdale and London’s Heathland on the golf map and its success paved the way for other inland sites to be considered for development. One man who benefited from the growth of heathland golf was Sunningdale’s first Secretary Harry Colt, who also had a major influence on the development of the Old Course while at the club. Prior to leaving his post to pursue a blossoming design career, he oversaw the redesign of many of the Park holes when the rubber-cored ball was introduced and organized the planting of thousands of trees, which are now such an integral feature of Sunningdale’s once barren landscape. Later, with the club looking to meet an increasing demand for golf by expanding its facilities, he returned to design its New Course.  But wait, there´s more…

Golfamily Album #20

Sep 27th
2014

President Eisenhower getting golf tips from Babe Didrikson at the White House, April 1, 1954.

Golf Cartoon #189

Sep 26th
2014

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Seasonal Trend: Belts

Sep 25th
2014

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Accessorizing is a must this season and what better way to do it then a belt. Your outfit is not complete unless you add the finishing touches, and this season, our brands have taken their belt selection to the next level.

Adding a belt to your outfit can be used to incorporate a new color, material, texture or look to your ensemble. Each belt shape and cut offer a completely different style giving you a variety of options. For our Autumn/Winter 14 season, we are offering four main styles of belts: The Leather Belt, The Webbing Belt, The Ring Belt and The Brushed Leather Belt. Read on below and decide which belt is best for you and shop the latest and TrendyGolf!  But wait, there’s more…

2014 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year Nominees

Sep 24th
2014

Victor Dubuisson, Brooks Koepka, and Chesson Hadley all showcased impressive rookie seasons on the PGA Tour, but only one has what it’s worth to be named Rookie of the Year.

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Golf Books #154 (The Social Golf Course: Increasing Rounds with Social Media)

Sep 23rd
2014

The-Social-Golf-CourseThe Social Golf Course: Increasing Rounds with Social Media, written by Zeb Welborn of 19th Hole Media and John Hakim from Greenskeeper.org is an introduction to golf course marketing with social media. Social media is not just a marketing and sales tool. It creates word-of-mouth excitement. It can help build business. It can attract more golfers. Market your golf course more effectively in the 21st century with social media using tools like Facebook, Twitter, email marketing, blogs, Instagram, YouTube, Vine, LinkedIn, Greenskeeper.org, Google+ and much, much more.

Excerpt from the Introduction: “Social media is changing our economy … forever. Offline and online worlds have collided. They will forever be intertwined. To stay competitive, golf courses must build authentic relationships that translate into business. These relationships must help trigger the most effective form of advertising — word of mouth — taking place on social platforms in exponentially growing numbers. We’ve talked with golf course owners, general managers and directors of golf across the United States. The sentiment is usually the same: “I don’t understand social media,” one general manager said. “Social media is a fun thing to do, but it doesn’t benefit our golf course in a substantial way,” said a director of golf. “We’re doing social media, but it’s not working,” a golf course marketing director said.

If you find yourself with similar doubts, concerns or worries, you should read this book: social media works. Here’s what the Director of Golf at Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club — 19th Hole Media’s client for six months — said: “We wanted to thank our customers on our Facebook page, by offering discounted rounds, but we can’t because we’re booked solid until 4pm.” The General Manager at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course — 19th Hole Media’s client for eight months — said: “We’ve had the best month we’ve ever had at this time of the year, and in comparison with other golf courses similar to ours . . . we’re doing extremely well.” But wait, there’s more…

Kingston Heath Golf Club, Australia

Sep 22nd
2014

Shortly after World War I, prominent Melbourne solicitor Stanley Dutton Green led a committee of disgruntled city golfers on a search to acquire sufficient land within the growing Melbourne Sandbelt to construct their own championship golf course. Their search for the ideal site brought them south to Cheltenham and a small gently undulating parcel of land that was soon purchased to become the home of the Kingston Heath Golf Club.

“Never yet have I advised upon a course where, owing to the excellence of design and construction work, the problems have been so simple.” Dr Alister MacKenzie on Kingston Heath Golf Club, Australia

Fascinated by British design, Green corresponded with Open champions J.H. Taylor and Harry Vardon, who convinced him that with the advent of the rubber-cored ball, the new course should be built of a length to ‘stand the test of time’. The committee agreed and called in Sydney professional Dan Soutar to design the layout. Soutar walked the property twice without comment before coming to rest amidst dense scrub near the center of the site and declaring ‘here is where we start, an ideal ready made short hole for the 10th.’ He later changed the direction of the 10th hole, but continued to plan the entire course from this point and when finished had met the club’s brief and created what was officially the longest course in Australia.  But wait, there’s more…

Aguilon Golf « Blog Justteetimes

Sep 21st
2014

 

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Golfamily Album #19

Sep 20th
2014

Tony Jacklin