Most golfers start playing the white tees. There will come a time when the temptation to play from the blue tees arise. Are you up for the challenge?
Besides the memory of missed putts and shanked drives, I wanted to build a collection from all the golf courses I play. I decided on poker chips and my collection continues to grow.
Bacon Park Golf Course is the local place to hit the links in Savannah, GA. It is a classic course that offers an easy round of golf and a good value.
Southbridge Golf Club is a fun course that weaves through the development. The course layout offers some challenging holes and is at a fair price.
The USGA rule book is one of the most quoted and feared books in the game of golf. We all want to play by the rules but we don’t always want to know if we are breaking any rules that result in stroke and distance. (Damn you OB and white stakes). There are however unwritten rules of golf that are not written down but rather passed down. These are the unwritten rules of golf my dad taught me.
Golf is a social game and includes a acceptable level of drinking and eating. One tradition is grabbing a bite to eat at the turn on your way to the 10th tee. In the old days, this might include a sit down for a ham sandwich with Grey Puppon and a high ball. Now a days, Ready Golf has turned the Turn into a fly by of a grab and go meal that is consumed bouncing down the 10th fairway. Let’s talk about what makes a good “meal” at the turn.
Now that we understand the math (Don’t worry no quiz today), what does a slope of 69.0 mean for the white tees at your local golf course? It means that a scratch golfer should shoot a 69.0 at your golf course playing from the white tees. So what? So buttons. The lower the golf course rating compared to 72 to “easier” the golf course is.
There are two shots in golf that get the ego inflated quickly: hitting the green on a par 3 and having 220 yards left on a par 5 after your … Continue Reading The Best Par 5 Strategy
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.
Not all scorecards are created equal. It depends on the course manager and the level of players that define what the scorecard can tell you. There is information that can help set your expectations of your performance.