IN THIS ISSUE:
• Folds of Honor event sets sites on 27 scholarships for military families
• Sunrise tours explore the beauty of Kauai at first light
• Makana Duncan aims to educate visitors with on-course artwork
• Golf clinics and Monday scramble help players improve
• Video extra! Getting off the tee is key on the 6th hole
• Enjoy a special farm-to-table menu on Tuesdays at Hualani’s
IN THIS ISSUE:
• Tijeras Creek making progress on kikuyu grass project
• Course's golf professionals share the best advice they’ve ever received
• New big burger, drinks unveiled at TJ’s Tap & Table
• Aspiring golfers crowned in Junior Club Championship
• Upcoming class brings yoga and golf together
• New products in the golf shop to help you recover
• Couples Classics and Titleist club fittings on tap
IN THIS ISSUE OF CLASSIC CLUB INSIDER:
• Troon Challenge qualifier coming to Classic Club in June
• Golf tip: Get more athletic with your pre-shot routine
• 3 fine wines to enjoy at Bellatrix Restaurant
• Wine lunch will feature a taste of Italy
• Celebrate mom and dad with great gear in the golf shop
• Course aerification and maintenance set for summer
• Upcoming events
Month of May focuses on player development at Troon-managed courses
May is Troon Player Development Month, which means there are a host of great opportunities available to improve your game at courses in Southern California.
Classic Club in Palm Desert, for instance, is hosting short-game and full-swing clinics as well as the Troon Putting Challenge, a complimentary event where participants can test their skills on the green.
PGA WEST Golf Academy offers top instruction for golfers of all skill levels
At the PGA WEST Golf Academy, no detail is overlooked when it comes to helping golfers improve their games. Whether the student is a touring professional looking to refine certain aspects of their swing or a high handicapper seeking the skills to enjoy the game more, PGA WEST has all the tools to help every golfer meet their goals.
Lead Instructor Bryan Lebedevitch has been a big part of the Golf Academy’s success since coming to PGA WEST nearly 25 years ago, heading a team of pros with vast experience and expertise.
Golf is more fun when you don’t measure your game against professionals
Every day, thousands of SoCal golfers head out to the course with the hopes of playing well, impressing themselves and others and, most of all, measuring themselves against par.
Unfortunately, the notion of par can bring about unrealistic expectations for a vast majority of amateur golfers.
With the help of Wade Wilson, a PGA professional at El Niguel Country Club in south Orange County, let’s take a closer look at what par is and how it relates to everyday golfers:
Custom club fitting ensures you’re playing the right clubs for your swing
If you want to play your best golf and maximize your enjoyment on the course, one good way is to start with a custom club fitting. Fortunately, Roger Dunn Golf Shops and The Golf Mart locations throughout SoCal offer the service free of charge.
“You have the ability to walk into the store, get fitted, and a lot of times leave with a club fitted to your swing the same day,” explained Erich Mumford, a Regional Manager for Worldwide Golf Shops, parent company of the two retail chains. “If you go back 10 years, most customization had to be done at the factory, and even then, the customization, particularly with woods, was very limited. Today, you can tune the loft, lie and center of gravity location on most drivers and many fairway metals to a player’s swing in the store, and there are a variety of plug-and-play shaft options to further tune it in.”
The time invested is minor in comparison to the potential benefits to your game.
How to master the art of downhill putts
Two of the more challenging situations you’ll face on the greens include the long downhill putt and the short downhill putt. In this video, Indian Wells Golf Resort PGA Lead Teaching Professional Eric Solander explains how playing the ball off the toe and heel of the putter can lead to more success on the greens.
3 tried-and-true tips that will help take your golf game to the next level
Most longtime golfers know that there’s no end to great (and some not-so-great) golf tips. A quick mention of golf in casual conversation more often than not leads to a discussion about the best way to do this, or the worst way to do that.
After surveying some local PGA professionals – all of whom have heard and shared plenty of golf tips over the years – we came up with these three tried-and-true tips to help get your game in tip-top shape.
There are plenty of ways to get your game back on track after a bad round
Let’s face it, golf can be a challenging game, where birdie holes can easily transform into double bogeys if things happen to go south with your game.
While golfers of all abilities can experience great rounds, every once in a while you’re sure to have one of those days when the bounces don’t to go your way and you’d rather not hold onto your scorecard.
We surveyed a few SoCal teaching pros for some helpful hints on how to bounce back from a bad round…
Greetings, fellow golfers, and welcome to SoCal Golf Insider! We are Rob Lyon and Eric Marson and we've been reporting and writing about the game throughout the region since 1995. Here, we will provide you with the latest news, features, reviews and more on all things golf in Southern California. Let’s tee it up!
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