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Facebook Live at 2:30 Inside our Full Swing Golf Simulator

Josh will give you a private tour of the Full Swing Golf indoor simulator here at our very own golf course.  He will also discuss some tips to help you with your routine and lining yourself up correctly to build consistency. Click here to watch live.

We debut Super Thursday next week.  Golf all day until 2:00 just $39 with a cart.  Book Tee Time

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Watch Josh McCumber Today at 2:00 On Facebook Live

Josh McCumber will be heading out to the Honda Classic today.  Tune in to hear his observations as he watches the best player in the world tee it up at a great course.

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Facebook Live with Josh McCumber Tomorrow 2-10-17

Join Josh McCumber for his 2nd Facebook Live event. Click here at 2:00 to watch live.  He is going to talk about one of the best chipping drills that will completely change the way you think about chipping.  So many people want to use their hands to help the ball.  Josh will talk about putting with loft a term he heard from the great Raymond Floyd and weave in a drill he saw from Lee Trevino.  You surely don’t want to miss it.

As always, if you can’t make the live event, we will post the taped episode here!

See you on Facebook tomorrow at 2:00!

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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!

CHRISTMAS GOLF

Ahhhhh…..the Holidays …….. a GREAT time to relax, spend time with family……and get a quick 18 in!!! No snow here to worry about. Our Fairways are green & lush and the sun is shining every day! Come out and play Hollywood Beach Golf Course and work off some of that good grub you’ve been enjoying! Try out those NEW clubs you got for Christmas…… and check out our AWESOME deals on merchandise and apparel here at our course!  Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our families to yours!  Enjoy this little Christmas Poem, sure to please the “Hopeful” golfer in each of us!

Back in October a Christmas wish I made.A brand new set of golf clubs before next year I played.
Then on Christmas morn, with my eyes I spied

An oblong box under the tree, with ribbon wrapped and tied.
I looked out the window and saw the ice and snow.

But in my heart I knew, a golfing I would go.

Now I’d need some special gear to play in these conditions.

So I loaded up my golf bag to start a new tradition.
A broom to sweep the greens and a hammer for the tees

And different colored balls for white I wouldn’t see.

Arriving at the course, the ground was glistening white.

I wouldn’t have to wait, a tee time was no plight.
I swept away a pile of snow and pounded in a tee.

Placed a colored ball atop it and swung away with glee.

My ball went soaring down the fairway and landed with a flop

Into a two foot snow drift (unplayable), take a drop.
My next shot went into the sand, a shot to truly dread.

Then all at once I spotted him, a man all dressed in red.

As I’m lining up my shot, it’s Santa Claus I think,

When my ball flew in the hole, He looked at me and winked.
I knew these clubs were going to work, I’d just made a par.

Let’s play one hole together before heading for your car.

To believe in Santa at sixteen, you might think it queer,

But it isn’t very often you get to see reindeer.
A long par par three lay next, as we walked upon the tee.

There was no flag to aim for and the green I couldn’t see

Don’t worry said the man in red, I know what lies ahead.

Use your trusty five iron and aim it for my sled.
I’d like to thank you for these clubs, I wasn’t sure that I would get.

He said your welcome son, but Christmas isn’t over yet

I kept my head nice and still checked my stance and grip.

“Nice shot” said the bearded one, it’s hanging on the lip.
It seems a shame, he must be blind, there’s no ball upon the green

And I was disappointed because I stuck it crisp and clean

And now you know my story and know one would believe.

How I made my first hole in one with Santa there to see.

SOURCE: Jeff Opperman

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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 

KOEPKA DRIVE LANDS IN PIETERS’ FATHER’S BACKPACK

Once again…. ONLY at the Ryder Cup…… It’s Saturday afternoon, the skies are blue, the balls are rolling nicely and the shots are anything but ordinary!  Brooks Koepka hits his tee shot a little left, unfortunately toward the people at the ropes. One gentleman  turns to avoid being hit by the ball. The ball takes a hop and lands in the top of his backpack! SERIOUSLY! I’ve never seen THIS shot before….what do ya say to the guy…”Just keep your head down and TRUST Me! This won’t hurt!”   Talk about a Bad Lie!!!  Turns out the gentleman is his opponents Dad, Jaak Pieters.  

The Ryder Cup is known for incredible shots. Chip-ins, eagles, holes-in-one, monster putts, booming drives. We’ve seen it all over the years – but not quite like this one.

During the early stages of the Saturday afternoon fourballs tie of Rory McIlroy and Thomas Pieters versus Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, the match arrived on the driveable par four fifth, where something extraordinary unfolded.
Not only did Koepka’s tee shot land in a spectator’s backpack – that certain spectator only turned out to be no other than his opponent Pieters’ father Jaak, who was following his son around on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Hazeltine. 

“I was walking towards the green and my son had already hit his shot and was on the putting surface and then all of a sudden there were shouts that Brooks Koepka’s drive was coming my way,” Pieters’ father Jaak told us afterwards. “So I turned my back and the ball bounced once on the ground and onto the top of my backpack.

“They told me to just stay calm and stand still and don’t move so I just stood there and couldn’t do anything until they arrived at the green. So Brooks took the ball from my backpack and had to drop it right there. It was pretty crazy – and then to top it off, Thomas made his putt for eagle!”
Making his debut in the biennial clash in Minnesota, Pieters has two wins from as many matches so far and was on course for a third success midway through Saturday afternoon as the 24 year old bids to retain his 100 per cent record alongside former World Number One McIlroy.
His father is clearly a very proud man right now.
“I can’t tell you how proud I am, it’s hard to describe,” he continued. “It’s unbelievable. Walking around with him, hearing all the crowd shouting – good and bad! – but he is playing so well, it’s amazing to be here and to experience it all.”

SOURCE:  Will Pearson
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American Fan At Ryder Cup Heckles Europeans, Gets Called Out To Putt For $100, Sinks It

What are the chances you heckle a PGA TOUR player at the Ryder Cup, get called out on the green to putt the ball 15 ft.  and MAKE IT???  The chances were pretty good for a young man from North Dakota!

 

There was tension between the Americans and Europeans at the Ryder Cup thanks to Danny Willett’s brother, but one American heckler in the crowd may have smoothed things over during today’s practice at Hazeltine National Golf Club.
Team Europe’s Henrik Stenson heard the jeers of David Johnson, a fan from North Dakota, and pulled him out of the crowd to make a putt. Justin Rose sweetened the deal with $100, right next to the ball. Rory McIlroy hugged Johnson after he made it:

Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press caught up with Johnson afterwards, who sounded like he was still trying to process what had just happened. “I closed my eyes, swallowed my puke, and hit the putt that happened to go in, so that was cool,” he said.
The man did it in jeans. Anything is possible.

Source:  Deadspin/Samar Kalaf

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COMMENTS AFTER THE PUTT:

“Best putt by an American at the Ryder Cup in 20 years.”

“He only made the putt because someone in the crowd told the ball to “get in”!

“Of course it was Stenson who invited the guy under the ropes. He’s been nothing but a class act when interacting with fans at Hazeltine. He spent a good 25-30 minutes signing autographs and taking selfies with fans near one of the practice greens, laughing and joking with several spectators. The Euro players are the ONLY ones interacting with the fans during the practice rounds. The rumor around the course is that Davis Love III prohibited any interaction with any fans throughout the practice rounds. They’re basically coming off as insufferable pricks. Something tells me the loose, relaxed attitude is going to benefit the European team throughout the weekend.”

In a Hole, Golf Considers Digging a Wider One

Are you a Purist of the golf game with its many rules and regulations or are you flexible enough to meet the challenges of some new ideas golf may be taking?  Like a 15 inch wide cup (4 x the current width), teeing up your ball for each shot or tossing your ball out of the sand once or twice a round.  They say it could help beginners and older golfers score better, play faster (said to take 1 hour off your game)and just plain like the game more! Which is really what we all want… right?

Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole.

These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game.

Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years.
People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too long to play, is too difficult to learn and has too many tiresome rules.

Many of golf’s leaders are so convinced the sport is in danger of following the baby boomer generation into the grave that an internal rebellion has led to alternative forms of golf with new equipment, new rules and radical changes to courses. The goal is to alter the game’s reputation in order to recruit lapsed golfers and a younger demographic.

“We’ve got to stop scaring people away from golf by telling them that there is only one way to play the game and it includes these specific guidelines,” said Ted Bishop, the president of the P.G.A. of America, who also owns a large Indiana golf complex. “We’ve got to offer more forms of golf for people to try. We have to do something to get them into the fold, and then maybe they’ll have this idea it’s supposed to be fun.”
Among the unconventional types of golf is an entry-level version in which the holes are 15 inches wide, about four times the width of a standard hole.
A 15-inch hole could help beginners and older golfers “score better, play faster and like golf more,” Sergio García said. Credit Paul Abell/Associated Press for Hack Golf
“A 15-inch hole could help junior golfers, beginning golfers and older golfers score better, play faster and like golf more,” said Mr. García, who shot a six-under-par 30 for nine holes in the exhibition.
Mr. Rose said he was planning to use an expanded hole to reintroduce the game to his 5-year-old son, who rejected the game recently after he had tired of failing at it.
“Lately, I’ve been having a hard time getting him to pick up a club,” Mr. Rose said.
Another alternative is foot golf, in which players kick a soccer ball from the tee to an oversize hole, counting their kicks. Other changes relax the rules and allow do-over shots, or mulligans, once a hole; teeing up the ball for each shot; and throwing a ball out of a sand bunker once or twice a round.
Still other advocates of change have focused on adapting to the busy schedules of parents and families. In recent years, golf courses have encouraged people to think of golf in six-hole or nine-hole increments. Soon, about 30 golf courses across the country will become test cases for a system of punch-in-punch-out time clocks that assess a fee by the minutes spent playing or practicing rather than by 18- or 9-hole rounds.
The initiatives are being driven by disparate entities within the game, including the venerable P.G.A. of America, which represents more than 27,000 golf professionals. The organization has created an eclectic, 10-person task force to foster nontraditional pathways to golf. The task force has some golf insiders, but it also includes Arlen Kantarian, who led American tennis’s successful effort to reverse a decline in participation, and the Olympic ski champion Bode Miller, whose sport was revived by better equipment and cultural changes that tempered skiing’s reputation for stodgy elitism.
“Little League baseball is an example of how to introduce someone to a game with different equipment than the sophisticated players use,” Mr. Kantarian said. “We should also be thinking about unconventional golf on school fields or backyards. That might be the best way for kids and beginners to learn anyway.”
Mr. Miller said he wanted to lift the rules governing the use of juiced golf clubs or golf balls.
“A nonconforming club or ball does not corrupt the game,” Mr. Miller said. “Not if it encourages people to try a very intimidating game. That will be beneficial to golf for 50 years.”
Golf still ranks among the nation’s top 10 recreational sports activities, and given its traditions, it is no surprise that not everyone agrees with the burgeoning alternative movement.
“I don’t want to rig the game and cheapen it,” said Curtis Strange, a two-time United States Open champion and an analyst for ESPN. “I don’t like any of that stuff. And it’s not going to happen either. It’s all talk.”
Now pros and hackers alike are under the same umbrella regarding rules of the game and equipment. Proponents of unconventional golf are proposing two games — or 10 or 20. That is something the United States Golf Association, golf’s governing body, has long avoided.
“We think the charm of the game is a single set of rules,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., the U.S.G.A. president. “But we applaud strategic thinking that brings people to golf. We shouldn’t be narrow-minded.”
Mr. O’Toole said alternative ideas were “not golf as we know it,” but he said he believed they were a way for people “to embrace the game so they would ultimately come play golf.”
Some golf insiders, like Mark King, the chief executive of 
TaylorMade-Adidas Golf, have lost patience with the glacial pace of change. Mr. King’s company created a website, HackGolf.org, to generate ideas about how to make golf more fun for everyone.

“We needed to spark a revolution, and right now we have 1,500 legitimate ideas — everything from ‘Serve free beer’ to practical things that will actually work,” said Mr. King, who is also on the P.G.A. task force. “The next step will be to prototype real-world experiments and see what happens.”
An enthusiastic supporter of the 15-inch hole, Mr. King installed oversize holes at a country club near his company’s Southern California headquarters and found that they reduced the length of an 18-hole round to three and a half hours, about an hour less than typical. Most golfers saw a 10-stroke improvement in their scores.
In the next month, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf will subsidize the installation of 15-inch holes at about 100 golf courses so the results can be assessed. (A special hole-cutting device costs about $250.) The bigger holes might be especially appropriate for corporate and charity golf outings, which often attract novice golfers.
“No one is trying to drive away the many millions of people who play traditional golf,” Mr. King said. “But what harm is there in offering an alternative? In five years I bet that 90 percent of golf facilities are having events with the 15-inch hole.”
The former L.P.G.A. star Dottie Pepper, one of two women on the P.G.A. task force, said she hoped that the coming changes would soften golf’s image enough that it would be more inclusive of women, who are also quitting the game.
“Women feel isolated on the golf course, so we have to encourage them to make it a group thing,” Ms. Pepper said. “Build a social experience. That’s what men do.”
The budding rebellion also includes changes to gear and equipment. Polara, a nonconforming golf ball engineered to neither slice nor hook, was introduced in 2011 and is sold in 800 retail locations nationwide and online, according to the company’s founder, Dave Felker. The company also helped create the United States Recreational Golf Association, whose rules and ethos represented what Mr. Felker called “regular golfers,” as opposed to those who play competitively.
Some purists may worry that the peaceful, fundamental golf experience will be replaced by hordes in tank tops feverishly speeding around the links, throwing the ball from hole to hole and booting soccer balls through the bunkers.
“That’s the kind of mentality that has held the sport back for 20 years,” said Mr. Bishop, the P.G.A. of America president. “I went to a golf club’s 125th anniversary dinner not long ago, and the overwhelming majority of the people in the room were over 55. We should be asking, ‘On that club’s 150th anniversary, who’s going to attend?’ ”

SOURCE:  Bill Pennington, New York Times