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Improve Your Putting Today!

Watch Josh McCumber from Hollywood Beach Golf Resort Facebook Live debut at 2:00, Friday February 3rd. Tune in next Friday for his next golf tip. Please fill in the contact form below to submit your questions or tip you would like him to discuss.

In yesterdays segment, learn how to better read greens and aim your putts so you can take advantage of better green reading. We look forward to making this a regular event at 2:00 on Fridays. If you can’t catch them live we will post a link to videos here on our website later that day and will have a dedicated page on our website for our Facebook Live videos.

See you on the links! Book Tee Time – Carpe Diem is back! $5 off between 7:30 – 8:00, 12:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 2:00. Just mention Carpe Diem at check-in!

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Grip and Posture, Critical To Play Great Golf

People will ask all of the time what can I work on to improve my golf game? Fundamentals are the benchmark of great players. Jack Nicklaus worked tirelessly when at home practicing to make sure his setup, grip and posture were in his ideal positions. I have included two images that show correct posture and another that shows how to put your left hand on the club correctly. If you would like help with these things come see us for a lesson. Enjoy the walk!

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$55 Rate From 7:30 – 8:00 and Improve Your Routine!

We are offering a $55 rate from 7:30 – 8:00 and a $45 rate from 12:00 – 12:30 over the next 7 days.

Mention at check-in or when booking the tee time (954) 927-1751 or book your tee time here online now.

Want to learn what a routine is and what is the purpose? Watch video now then book a lesson with Josh or Mark and we will help you develop your unique routine and start making putts today!

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The First Tee Broward Free Open House January 14th, 2017

Join us Saturday January 14th at 2:00pm at Hollywood Beach Golf Resort for an introductory look into what The First Tee has to offer the children in your life and community. Parents and PLAYers will meet the coaching staff and learn more about what The First Tee program has to offer while rotating through various golf stations.  Each session of the 9 week program will introduce a golf and life skill. Please contact Coach Bridget Ackley for more information.  Coach Bridget Ackley | bridget.ackley@gmail.com | (262) 853-1048

Click here to download flyer 

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The First Tee Program Starts Saturday January 21st

PLAYER CLASS

SATURDAY

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Beginners/Intermediate players

$150 per 9-week program

New Program starts January 21st! 

Open house January 14th at 2:00pm

Please contact Coach Bridget Ackley, PGA for more information and to sign up at 262-853-1048 or bridget.ackley@gmail.com 

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Cyber Monday Sale!

Who doesn’t like a SALE?  Check out ALL 4 of our Fabulous “CYBER MONDAY” Sales!!!  Product, Lessons, Gift Cards & Hotel Stays! There’s something for EVERYONE on your List!

Holiday Golf Packages:  Hollywood Beach Golf Resort Hat, 2 Logo Balls, Round of Golf for One
Lesson Package:  5 Golf Lessons with PGA PRofessional Mark Puls $350, 5 Golf Lesson Package with Director of Golf Josh McCumber $600
Gift Card Specials:  $600 Gift Card for Only $500, $300 Gift Card for Only $250, $120 Gift Card for Only $100
Hot Offer:  Book a stay in our boutique hotel and save 15%…use promo code thxhbgr click here to reserve

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Golf Can Help Relieve Stress?

Golf is the perfect tonic for good health and happiness.  Playing in the fresh air and green spaces is known to reduce your stress levels. Give it a try …..  the outdoors are calling you!

Moderate exercise, such as playing a round of golf, may help protect people against future anxiety and stress – according to the University of Maryland.
A study found that this type of exercise can not only reduce existing anxiety, but can help you maintain that reduced anxiety even after the game of golf is finished. The study shows moderate exercise was more effective than quiet rest at reducing anxiety. Playing in the fresh air and green spaces can also help reduce your stress levels.
Research shows golf can reduce stress and anxiety as well as boosting your happiness levels. The sport combines friendship, fitness and fresh air – all key ingredients for wellbeing.
“Golf really does tick all the boxes for things you need for optimal wellbeing,” says psychologist and coach Miriam Akhtar from www.positivepsychologytraining.co.uk . “It offers some important feel-good factors, such as an active social life and regular physical activity of the best kind – what we call ‘green exercise’ outside in nature.”
The Green Exercise Research Team at the University of Essex www.greenexercise.org is studying the synergistic benefits of combining physical activity with being simultaneously exposed to nature. Research shows it improves psychological health by reducing stress levels, enhancing mood and self-esteem and offering a restorative environment which enables people to relax, unwind and recharge their batteries.
A study found that this type of exercise can not only reduce existing anxiety, but can help you maintain that reduced anxiety even after the game of golf is finished. The study shows moderate exercise was more effective than quiet rest at reducing anxiety. Playing in the fresh air and green spaces can also help reduce your stress levels.
Whether you spend half an hour at the driving range, play a few holes or a full game, you will be outside in the fresh air often taking in some stunning surroundings.
“Being outside in nature is good for your mental health and combining that with the exercise you get from playing the sport – and the social element of golf – boosts your brain’s natural feel good chemicals,” says Miriam Akhtar.
Dr Karl Morris Europe’s leading golf psychologist agrees that golf is a good way to boost your happiness quota and wellbeing, pointing out that it is also one of the few sports you can play throughout your life. “Golf is unlike any other sport for building social connections. The handicap system means you can play anybody whatever their age or ability,” says Dr Morris.
Research shows that the better our social life and social support the happier and healthier we feel. Joining a golf club or visiting a driving range is a great way to make new friends as well as spend quality time with those you already have. Playing together gives you a common purpose which in turn triggers positive emotions.
Golf can also help you regularly achieve the beneficial state of mind that psychologists call ‘flow’. This is where you are so absorbed in the task at hand, whether it’s putting the ball or improving your swing, that you feel intensely positive and energised. The more ‘flow’ you have in your life, the happier you are likely to feel.

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BACK TO BASICS … GOLF – From A to Z

Back to square one!  Sometimes it’s best to start from the beginning!  Here’s learning the game of golf from A to Z!

*Coaching and Cocktails at 5:00 tonight!


Golf Lingo Glossary
Ace: A hole-in-one. Hitting the ball into the hole in one stroke.
Albatross: A score of three less than par — as you can imagine, a very rare occurrence! You’ll also hear “double eagle.” It’s the same thing as an albatross.
Apron: The shorter grass directly in front of the green.
All square: When the score is tied in match play.
Away: The ball that’s farthest away from the hole, as in “you’re away.” The player farthest away typically hits first.
Back tees: The farthest set of tees from the hole on each hole, also referred to as “the tips.”
Ball marker: A coin-sized object, typically round, used to mark the position of a player’s ball on the green.
Ball mark: A small indentation on the surface of a green resulting from the impact of a golf ball.
Beach: Slang term for a sand bunker.
Best ball: A format of play typically used in tournaments, in which the team score for each hole is the “best score” of at least one of the players in a foursome.
Birdie: A score of one less than par.
Bite: A ball with lots of backspin is said to “bite,” since it stays pretty close to where it landed or even spins back toward the player. Sometimes a player will shout (pray) for a ball to bite if it looks like it’s going past the hole. (A humorous way of doing this is to shout, “Grow teeth!”)
Bogey: A score of one over par.
Bracket: To take additional clubs — one higher and one lower — than the club you believe you need to hit a certain shot. This means you’ll be prepared for a situation different from what you originally expected, so it’s generally a good idea.
Bunker: A concave area containing sand or the like, considered a hazard.
Casual water: An accumulation of water on the golf course that is not part of a water hazard. Generally, you encounter casual water after heavy rains. The player is allowed to move the ball without penalty.
Chipping: A low-trajectory, short golf shot typically made from just off the green.
Cup: The four inch deep, 4.5 inch diameter hole on the green.
Dance floor: Slang term for the green.
Deep: A flagstick or hole that is located toward the back of the green.
Divot: The small chunk of turf that is dislodged when a clubhead strikes the ground as a player hits the ball.
Divot repair tool: A small metal or plastic tool with a prong(s), used to repair ball marks on the green.
Double bogey: A score of two over par. Generally shortened to “a double.”
Drained: Slang term for having sunk a putt.
Draw: A golf shot in which the ball gradually moves right to left (for a right-handed golfer).
Drive: The first shot taken at the teeing ground at each hole — even if you don’t hit it with a Driver.
Driver: The longest club (and the one with the biggest head), used for tee shots as it’s designed to hit the ball the farthest.
Duff: A bad shot.
Duck hook: When a right-handed player strikes the ball such that it curves sharply from right to left and stays low to the ground.
Eagle: A score of two under par.
Etiquette: The rules governing a golfer’s behavior.
Executive course: A golf course that is shorter and has a lower par than regular golf courses. Consisting of mostly par 3 holes, it is designed to be played quickly by skilled golfers and to be welcoming for beginner golfers and juniors.
Fade: A golf shot in which the ball gradually moves left to right (for a right-handed golfer). Sometimes called “a cut shot.”
Fairway: The center, short-mown portion of a golf hole in between the teeing ground and the green.
Fat: A shot in which the club hits the ground (more so than intended) prior to striking the ball. Sometimes also called “thick” or “chunked.”
First tee: Where a round of golf play begins.
Flyer: A ball, usually hit from the rough, that goes much farther than intended.
Fly the green: A shot that goes over the green.
Fore: A warning shouted when the ball is heading toward a person.
Forward tees: The teeing ground located closest to the green.
Fringe: The short grass surrounding the green that is kept slightly longer than the grass on the green.
Get up: A phrase shouted at a ball that looks like it’s going to land short of the target. If it looks like it’s going to land in a difficult spot (perhaps water or a bunker), you’d say “get over.”
Gimme: A putt that is so close to the hole that it’s assumed that the player will make it. You can only have a “gimme” in casual, non-tournament play or in match play. An old-fashioned term for this is “in the leather,” a reference to the ball being closer to the hole than the length of a putter from the putter’s face to the bottom of its grip.
Green Fee: The cost to play a round of golf. (This usually includes the cost of the golf cart rental and practice balls.)
Grounding: Setting the heel of the golf club on the ground, however briefly.
Handicap: A numerical representation of a golfer’s playing ability.
Honors: The right to tee off first based on having the best score on the last hole or being furthest away from the hole.
Hook: When a right-handed player strikes the ball such that it curves sharply from right to left.
Hot: A shot that goes faster or farther than intended.
Lie: The position or location of the golf ball while in play.
Lip: The edge of the hole. If your ball hits the lip but doesn’t go in the hole, then you have “lipped out.”
Loft: The degree or angle of the face of the club.
Match play: A format of golf in which the goal is to win individual holes rather than tallying the total of all of the strokes.
Modified scramble: Also known as a shamble or Texas scramble, a golf format in which the players select the best shot off the tee, move all balls to that spot, and play individual stroke play for the rest of the hole.
Mulligan: In casual play only, a “do-over” shot made to replace a poorly hit shot, taken without counting the stroke toward the score.
Nineteenth (19th) hole: A golf course’s restaurant or lounge.
OB: Out of bounds.
Out of bounds: The area outside the course where play is not allowed, most often marked by white stakes.
Pin: The flagstick standing inside the cup on the green. Also known as “the stick.”
Pitching: A high-trajectory golf shot made near the green, intended to land softly with a minimum amount of roll.
Playing through: What takes place when one group of golfers passes through another group of slower playing golfers, ending up ahead of the slower group.
Provisional ball: A second ball that is played in the event that the first ball is or may be lost or out of bounds. If the first ball is found and is playable, the provisional ball is picked up. If the first ball isn’t playable (if it’s lost or out of bounds), the provisional ball is played and penalty strokes apply. Hitting the provisional ball when in doubt about whether a shot went out of bounds often speeds up the pace of play.
Pull cart: Used by golfers who prefer to walk but don’t wish to carry their golf bags.
Punching the greens: Aerating the greens by pulling small plugs (1/4″ – 3/4″ diameter) or using poking with small tines that leave the appearance of a pattern of “punched” holes in the turf.
Pure: A well-struck shot, often used as a verb. “She pured her shot!”
Putting: The golf stroke used to roll the ball on the green.
Ranger: The golf course staff member who provides player assistance on the golf course and who is responsible for keeping the overall pace of play.
Ready golf: Players hit when ready in order to speed up or maintain pace of play.
Regulation, In: When a player’s ball is on the green in one shot on a par 3 hole; 2 shots on a par 4; or 3 shots on a par 5.
Rough: The long grass bordering the fairway. On some courses, there is a “first cut” of shorter rough and a “second cut” of heavier, longer rough.
Sand bunker: A bunker filled with sand.
Sand trap: Slang for “sand bunker”. “Trap” is not defined in the “Rules of Golf.”
Sandy: Hitting the ball out of a sand bunker and hitting (usually putting) the ball into the cup on the very next shot.
Scramble: Probably the most popular format for charity golf tournament play. Each player in the foursome hits, then the group selects the best shot. Each player hits from that spot and the process continues until the ball is holed out.
Shank: Be aware, this is a word you should *not* use on the golf course — it’s considered bad luck and is therefore a breach of etiquette. However, you should still know what it is: a very poor shot that hits the hosel of the clubhead and “squirts” errantly off to the side. It’s sometimes called a “lateral.”
Shotgun start: When golfers are sent to every hole so that play begins for everyone at the same time.
Sit: A term shouted at the ball to encourage it to stick very close to where it lands. This is similar to “bite.”
Skull: A mishit golf stroke in which contact is made above the equator of the ball, resulting in a line-drive trajectory.
Slice: When a right-handed player strikes the ball such that it curves sharply from left to right.
Smoked: A term describing a well-hit long shot, particularly a drive.
Snowman: A darkly humorous reference to scoring an 8 on a hole.
Solheim Cup: A biennial women’s golf tournament in which teams from Europe and the United States compete against each other. It is named after Karsten Solheim (Ping Golf).
Starter: A golf associate who provides golfers at the first tee with any special information they will need during play and maintains the appropriate amount of time between groups of players starting off the first tee
Sticks: When referred to in the plural, “sticks” means golf clubs (as opposed to the flagstick). For example, “I’m buying a new set of sticks this season.” A putter is sometimes colloquially called a “flat-stick,” due to its lack of loft.
Stroke play: A golf format in which the objective is to finish the game using the fewest total shots.
Sweet spot: The center of the clubface, which will produce the longest shot from a given club.
Tap-in: A very short putt.
Tee box: The area on a golf hole where the ball is first struck, also known as the “teeing ground.” Although you hear “tee box” a lot, “teeing ground” or “tee” are the preferred terms.
Tees: Pieces of golf equipment used to raise the ball on the teeing ground for a player’s first stroke on the hole. Usually made of wood, plastic or earth-friendly composite material.
Thin: A shot that strikes near the center of the ball, typically causing a low trajectory. Sometimes also called “skinny.”
The tips: The farthest teeing ground from the green, usually demarcated by blue, black or gold tee markers. Also called the “championship tees” or the “back tees.”
The turn: The halfway point in a round of golf.
Up and down: Chipping or pitching the ball onto the green and putting it into the hole on the very next shot.
Woods: A type of golf club with a round head, usually made out of wood, metal or composite materials. The most common woods include the Driver, 3-wood and 5-wood.
Worm burner: A golf shot (not a putt) in which the ball never rises off the ground.
Yips: The inability to make short putts due to nervousness and lack of a smooth putting stroke.
Zone: When you’re playing well, you’re said to be “in the zone.” Sometimes described as “playing lights out.”

Source: golfforcause.com

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Season Membership Purchase Yours Today Only $199!

Coming down to south Florida to play golf this winter?  Take advantage of our Season Membership.  Only $199 will allow you to play discount golf all season long. Click here for details

If you are a south Florida resident with a Florida Driver’s License your membership is just $149.  Call the golf shop or email Josh McCumber at josh@hollywoodbeachgolf.com and we will send you an coupon code to purchase the resident season membership online.

Ladies Clinics are in full swing.  Tuesday and Thursdays, click here to sign up.

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Lesson & Lunch Today at 11:00 Just $40 Includes Lunch

Join Mark Puls for Lesson and Lunch today at 11:00 for Chipping.

Improve your short game and lower your scores.

Have fun working on your game, meeting new friends and enjoying a good lunch at Rudy’s.

Thursday at 5:00 is our Coaching & Cocktails clinic. Please join us for great fun working on your chipping and an appetizer and drink at Rudy’s after!

See you at the course!

$99 Season Membership special ends Monday October 31.  Click here to purchase online.