26 May 2022Golf Blogs
26 May 2022
The Stanford Cardinal and Oregon Ducks were in a battle for the NCAA Championship when a bizarre ruling played a role in the final match.
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26 May 2022
The Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Golf Links. Photo: Rob Tipton
Golfers Encouraged to Book Now Due to Increased Demand
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Due to increased demand for advanced reservations, Hilton Head Golf Island’s premier resort partners – The Sea Pines Resort, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and The Heritage Golf Collection – are making their fall golf packages available for booking this spring at www.hiltonheadgolfisland.com.
Comprising 26 courses across the scenic South Carolina Lowcountry counties of Beaufort, Bluffton and Jasper, “Golf Island” has long been one of the nation's most sought-after golf destinations. The region’s stunning setting – marked by barrier islands, coastal marshes, and Spanish moss-draped live oaks – has inspired timeless designs from Pete Dye, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Rees Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Bob Cupp, Willard Byrd, George Cobb, Clyde Johnston, Davis Love III and other noted architects.
Sea Pines, Palmetto Dunes and Heritage Golf are collectively home to 189 golf holes spread among tournament-tested layouts such as famed Harbour Town Golf Links (home of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage), The Robert Trent Jones Course and Oyster Reef. All three are located within a short drive, setting up perfectly for golf buddy trips consisting of a steady diet of golf, great food and good times.
Highlighted fall golf packages available for booking:The Villa Golf Package (The Sea Pines Resort)
The Sea Pines Resort’s most popular stay-and-play for small groups, the Villa Golf Package starts at $335 per person per night. It includes three total rounds on Harbour Town, Heron Point by Pete Dye, and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III and three nights’ deluxe villa accommodations. Afternoon replays are available for $75 on Heron Point and Atlantic Dunes. The resort’s private villas are the perfect lodging option for golfers to relax after a long, rewarding day under the Lowcountry sun. They offer fully-equipped kitchens, dining rooms and living rooms, and all the comforts of home.The Golf Group Package (The Sea Pines Resort)
Designed for leisure golf groups of 12 or more, the Golf Group Package (also $335 per person, per night) features three total rounds on Harbour Town, Heron Point by Pete Dye and Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III, three nights’ deluxe villa accommodations, gratis resort gift, a personal on-site coordinator, and complimentary afternoon replays on Heron Point. And out of appreciation for all the hard work and planning that goes into organizing and executing a golf buddy trip for the ages, the group leader’s golf is covered by the resort.Birdies and Beer Golf Getaway (Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort)
Back by popular demand, Palmetto Dunes Birdies and Beer Golf Getaway is fully customizable by group size and preferences. The package features three nights’ accommodations in a two-bedroom villa, two or three total rounds on the Robert Trent Jones, George Fazio or Arthur Hills courses, a one-hour Toptracer Range experience and complimentary range balls. Additionally, golfers enjoy exclusive discounts on pro shop merchandise, dining at Big Jim’s, The Dunes House and Alexander’s Restaurant, preferred rates on bike, kayak and canoe rentals at Hilton Head Outfitters inside the resort, and two hours of tennis and pickleball court time per day based on availability. And of course, breakfast and beer are included.
The George Fazio Course at Palmetto Dunes
All partner packages are subject to availability, rate changes and blackout dates. Golfers can visit the Hilton Head Golf Island website for more details. Fall ‘Fore’ 2022 (Heritage Golf Group)
The Heritage Golf Collection offers 81 holes spread among three distinct properties: Port Royal Golf and Racquet Club (36 holes), Shipyard Golf Club (27 holes),) and Oyster Reef (18 holes). The Fall “Fore” 2022 Golf Package lets golfers secure their autumn golf getaway for just $150 down per person. Package pricing starts at $200 per night, per person, based on quad occupancy and includes four nights’ accommodations, taxes, and resort fees. Golfers also enjoy unlimited golf on all Heritage Golf courses, including cart fees and range balls, and a $100 gift card per person to be used for merchandise, food and beverage.
The Heritage Golf Collection's Oyster Reef
Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH) on the island’s north end offers non-stop and one-stop service from multiple hub cities and connections via American Airlines, Delta and United. American offers daily non-stop flights from Charlotte and seasonal service from Dallas / Ft. Worth, Philadelphia and Washington National (DCA). Delta has daily flights to Atlanta and United provides daily non-stop service to Newark (EWR) and Washington Dulles (IAD). Golfers can also utilize Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), with direct flights from numerous East Coast, Midwest and Texas airports on several major and discount airlines. For golfers who prefer to hit the open road, major metro areas in the Carolinas, Georgia and north Florida are under a half-day’s drive, while several Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern cities are seven to nine hours away.
26 May 2022I had my first fitting for golf clubs and it was, literally, a game changer. I headed to 1899 Indoor Golf in Twinsburg, Ohio and met with Dustin Lieber, a PXG Fitting Specialist.
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25 May 2022
On this week’s episode of Off Course with Claude Harmon, Mito Pereira explained what he loved about golf when he was growing up.
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25 May 2022
For everyone that watched the end of the PGA Championship yesterday, you probably saw Mito Pereira hit his tee shot on 18. Many of you probably said the same thing I did; what in the world was that golf swing? The follow-through didn’t even get above his hips. There was so much pressure on the line that we probably won’t know exactly what he was thinking, but it made me think that we should probably talk about pressure shots. How do you hit that shot when you are under immense pressure to perform?
The first way to negate the jitters in a high-pressure situation is to fall back on your pre-shot routine. This is why we have a set pre-shot routine that we do every single time. Instead of focusing on the shot's intensity and consequences, you focus on the same preparation you do every single time. This can help you to think about the moment and not the future consequences that come with hitting this next shot, good or bad. A good pre-shot routine and sticking to your routine to focus you on the moment is the best way to cancel out the intense pressure.
Practice can lead to improvement if you are doing it right. Pressure moments will be your downfall if you have a swing change that you are not 100% comfortable with. Under pressure, people tend to return to their old swing to hit the tough shot. To combat this, you need to go practice; no other way around it. Not just any practice, though; you need transfer practice. Transfer practice is some form of competition or game you can play with yourself that has consequences so that you get used to hitting shots with some kind of pressure on you to perform. A great way to do this is if you don’t complete a goal, do pushups. Whatever you think is a suitable punishment for not completing, I would also employ rewards if you achieve something; for me, it might be, if I finish this drill or this goal while hitting, I get to drink a beer or smoke a cigar, or drink a nice bourbon. But You should often employ both the whiskey and the stick. This is a great way to end your range session; I need to hit 7 out of 10 greens from 180 yards or 8 out of 10 fairways with the driver; make your own fairways. You can also do this with putting drills and the up-and-down drill while chipping! It is a great way to put pressure on yourself while practicing, and you will react much better the next time you feel pressure on the course.
The best way to be ready for pressure in a tournament is to play golf when it means something. Gambling on the golf course, putting a bet out there, and playing that way is one of the best ways to prepare for pressure. The more you face pressure, the more you will be prepared. Juniors play as many meaningful tournament rounds as you can or play loser buys fries in the clubhouse, it doesn’t have to be for money, but it does need to mean something to you.
Know your miss
When you feel an enormous amount of pressure, you need to have an understanding of your miss. I’ve talked much about this, but it is imperative when playing under pressure. If you understand your miss when you are put under pressure, you can mitigate it. You can either play it, if you just need par on a hole, play your miss, if you need a birdie and have to hit it close, you can try to stop the miss from happening, or you can lean into it and make sure it happens, and that you aim for it. If you just need to hit the green and two-putt, play that miss to the middle of the green and make sure you put yourself in a position to succeed.
Know the Course
Every course and every hole on that course will play differently. If you know the course well, where you can miss, how the hole breaks, and if the hole plays long or short, you can mitigate the pressure. If I am comfortable on a golf course, I know what I am doing on each hole, and I can become much more comfortable on the golf course. I know that I can get up and down from certain spots; on the 11th hole at Timarron, getting up and down from short of the green is easy, but going long on that hole is death. Pressure gets a lot easier to manage when you know the golf course, that is why pros play practice rounds, and if you are going to play in a tournament, you should too!
No matter how often you feel pressure or how well you handle it, there will be times when you get a negative thought going. Our brains function because they do not understand “no” or don’t in reference to “don’t go right” or “I can’t go left here.” Instead, all your brain recognizes is go right and go left here. It won’t understand the don’t. So when you get the negative thought, don’t go right here; you will go right—every time. Instead, think hit the green. Or hit the fairway, and your brain will recognize those commands and attempt to do that. I would suggest looking up ways to delete thoughts from your head. There are ways to do it for sure. One thought experiment is to think about being stuck in a room with a massive tiger. The tiger is hungry. You cannot get rid of the Tiger; you cannot leave the room. How do you stay alive? Thinking about this thought experiment can get you away from thinking about a negative result and help you get away from bad thoughts. Another way to get away from bad thoughts is to visualize hitting a great shot in this situation so that you are prepared to hit a great shot. Do not think about the bad shot; visualize the great shot, and take practice swings to get the feel you need to hit the great shot you are trying to hit. You just cannot think negative thoughts!
Feeling pressure on the golf course is not in itself a bad thing. Being nervous means you care, and if you are never nervous over a shot or never feel any pressure, then you may not care enough to be playing whatever round you are playing. All of this being said, the best players in the world will collapse under pressure, just like Mito did this weekend. It is something that he will learn from and hopefully be back in contention at the next Major, ready for it this time. He is going to learn and come back better; his character just screams that he won’t let this knock him down, don’t let succumbing to the pressure knock you down. Be ready to fight it the next time!
25 May 2022
This post is sponsored by the My Mini Golf Scorecard App Pro.Pirate’s Cove (Wisconsin Dells) – Blackbeard’s 18 – Hole 12
The twelfth hole of the Blackbeard’s 18 course is an uphill hole with two mounds to overcome. It’s a straight and open shot otherwise.
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The cup is further to the back of this one but be careful overshooting with the bounce back.
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