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Bunker Hill Golf Course Review

Bunker Hill is either hilly or it is flat so the golf course changes its mind through the day.  The holes near the clubhouse, which sits atop a hill, offer the greatest challenges with elevation shifts and water running at the hill’s bottom across the fairways.  The rest of the golf course is flat but a few doglegs force players to hit smart not far.  The rolling hills can make some tee shots somewhat or completely blind.  Tribal knowledge helps on these holes.

Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book by Harvey Penick

What does a lifetime of knowledge of golf nurtured by years of playing and teaching look like? It is a book filled with insights and stories of some of the best golfers who every played written like you are having a conversation with a sage in rocking chairs looking over the 18th putting green.

Fear is the Mind Killer

Sometimes in golf, we face a challenge where the fear of failure may creep into out minds when we step up to take a shot. Maybe we need to carry a bit of water or the bunker shot looms in our future or our last shot went poorly landing us in this predicament.

I sometimes find a movie quote will help me overcome this fear through the fond memories of the movie and the messages in the words.

Should You Leave Your Golf Clubs in Your Trunk?

Some clubs are for special occasions like a lofty wedge or long-range wood. How often do you practice with these clubs or do you keep that 3 iron in the bag for Par 5s when you are 230 yards from the green to try for eagle? What is the percentage of success for that shot? Not trying to dwell on the negative but if you are depend on miracles each time you step up to the ball, you are asking a lot of yourself.

Heron Glen Golf Course: Hidden Gem of Hunterdon County

Heron Glen is fun course that offers subtle challenges. The course has mild elevation changes but some fairways tilt to one side favoring drives to the other side. There are several environmental areas to carry but the course provides drop areas on the other side for shots that do not clear them.  

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