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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

Enjoy

 

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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.

Click here to watch live

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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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Hollywood Beach Golf Resort Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 6, 2017
CONTACT: Meredith Beatrice, 850.245.6522

Hollywood Beach Golf Resort Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month

TALLAHASSEE– Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the Hollywood Beach Golf Resort, located in the City of Hollywood in Broward County, has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of February.

“We are pleased to feature the Hollywood Beach Golf Resort as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Secretary Detzner. “This golf course has been an integral part of this city’s scenic beauty, and a local landmark for over 90 years.”

Image Courtesy of Hollywood Beach Golf Resort

Wally Nelson and noted golf course builder Charles Olsen were among the many individuals responsible for the early design of the Hollywood Beach golf course. Olsen took charge of the construction of the golf course, located on former agriculture fields, introduced some new features and added around 30 acres to the original tract. The first nine holes were completed and in play by the 1922, winter season. In the fall of 1922, Wally‘s older brother Lee Nelson, the professional in charge of the course, was spending most of his time on the course directing some of the finishing work and incorporating some late ideas into the final design. In early 1924, Lee and his younger brother Chic Nelson, who served as the assistant golf professional, organized the formal opening of the 18-hole golf course and the hotel.

Today, the 18-hole, par-70, golf course features four sets of tees playing from 4,900 to 6,300 yards. The picturesque course provides players with an experience reminiscent of old Florida that allows players to focus on their golf game and leave day-to-day distractions behind.

“The Hollywood Beach Golf Resort is honored to be selected as the Florida Historic Golf Trail’s featured course for February 2017,” said Josh McCumber, Director of Golf at Hollywood Beach Golf Resort. “The golf course at Hollywood Beach Golf combines the best of old and new, where Old Florida meets the 21st century.”

For more information about the Hollywood Beach Golf Resort or the Florida Historic Golf Trail program visit Hollywood Beach Golf Resort , Florida Historic Golf Trail or Facebook.com/FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.

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About The Florida Historic Golf Trail Florida’s golf history, recognized as one of the oldest in the nation, dates back to the late 1800s when a number of early courses were created along with the development of railroads and hotels in the state. The Florida Historic Golf Trail is a collection of more than 50 historic, publicly accessible golf courses throughout the state that can still be played on today. Through the Florida Historic Golf Trail, golfers can play on courses designed by world-class architects and played by famous golfers such as Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Information about the history and current day contact information for each partner course can be found at FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.com. Find the historic course near you and Come Play on History! 

About The Division of Historical Resources The Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources (DHR) is responsible for preserving and promoting Florida’s historical, archaeological, and folk culture resources. The Division Director’s office oversees a grants-in-aid program to help preserve and maintain Florida’s historic buildings and archaeological sites; coordinates outreach programs such as the State Historic Markers program and the Florida Folklife program which identifies and promotes the state’s traditional culture. DHR directs historic preservation efforts throughout the state in cooperation with state and federal agencies, local governments, private organizations, and individuals. The Division Director serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer, acting as the liaison with the national historic preservation program conducted by the National Park Service. The Division is comprised of two Bureaus, archaeological research and historic preservation. For more information visit flheritage.com.

 

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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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20% Off for Premier Golf Card Holders

We are happy to extend 20% off to Premier Golf Card holders all season long before 2:00 and 10% after.  Just present your card at check-in and our shop staff will give you your discount.  Pay $50.83 plus tax before 11, over a $10 savings and only $41.67 plus tax after 11 over an $8 savings!

If you don’t have a premier golf card, do not worry.  We are selling them in our golf shop or online store for only $50.

Want an even better golf rate? Consider our season membership for $199 or $149 for south Florida residents.  Click here for more details.

It is going to be a glorious week to tee it up.  Book your prepaid golf here and book your tee time here.

See you at the course!

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Beat the Twilight Rush With Our PREPAID Twosome Special

Pre-Purchase our twosome prepaid special and play golf between 1:30 – 2:00 every day for just $70.

Why wait until 2:00 and deal with the rush when you can get out ahead of it with out prepaid special.

Go book a tee time here and prepay here.

Want to play at other times? Check out our other PREAPAID specials here.

See you at the course.

Remember that our Gift Card Special Sale will end Saturday December 31st, 2016.

Happy New Year!

18 NEW YEAR’S GOLF RESOLUTIONS FOR 2016 (& 2017)

OK………. You’ve heard of an ” Oldie but Goodie”…….. well here’s one for you. One worth repeating and maybe, just maybe, worth grabbing a few suggestions off of.  This “Resolution” List is worth reading and worth implementing! Especially….. “Get Away Golf Outings”, Dressing the Part” and “Cussing Less”. A few of my favorites.  Can’t “walk” here at Hollywood Beach Golf Course, but you can talk to one of our pros about course management, course strategies or golf lessons! They certainly know what they’re talking about! See ya on the links. I’ll be the one dressed well and cussing less!!!

Normally I’m against New Year’s resolutions. Why wait for an arbitrary date to better yourself, rather than begin said improvement immediately? Plus, “New Year’s resolution” is really just a synonym for, “Your gym is going to be a zoo for the next six weeks.”
However, in our realm, New Year’s initiatives are pertinent, as it’s a time of genesis in golf. The PGA Tour season, after a brief sabbatical, returns on Jan. 7, and, as a large chunk of the Midwest and East Coast are experiencing unseasonably warm weather, hackers don’t have to wait until spring to satiate their golf appetite. Plus, according to a 1992 Encyclopaedia Britannica I found, the month of January is named for “Janus,” the Roman god of beginnings, making this a perfect juncture for new resolves.
While lowering one’s handicap or playing more rounds are nice ambitions, they’re not pragmatically attainable, either. 

Instead, we offer 18 realistic endeavors for golfers seeking New Year’s resolutions:
Minimize on-course cussing:



I adhere to Ron Swanson’s view on swearing. Mainly, that there’s only one profanity: Taxes. If any other word is good enough for sailors, it’s good enough for you.
Yet, while cursing is fun, simple and — sometimes — just feels right, it goes against golf’s “gentleman’s game” ethos. It reveals a weak grasp of the English language, and creativity. Furthermore, a curse’s impact losses luster if dropped in every sentence.
In short, try to keep the f-bombs to a minimum.

Avoid hyperbolizing the pros:

Both fans and media are guilty of this faux pas. There is no room for centrism; everyone is the best, or a bum.
A year ago, we crowned Rory McIlroy the new emperor of the golf kingdom; a new era was born. Twelve months later, in a season where McIlroy won four times — an amount that would be a hell of a career, let alone campaign — we chalked 2015 as a “lost year” for Rors.
I’ve certainly harbored these sentiments, particularly at Dustin Johnson’s shortcomings. While he didn’t rise to the occasion this past summer, he did manage to finish in the top 10 at three of the four majors. Impressive in itself, it’s especially true once remembering he took a six-month leave from the game earlier in the year.
So, when someone misses a putt, don’t Tweet “(Player X) is a choke.” Conversely, we’ll cut back on the “Is Jordan Spieth on pace for the greatest career ever?” rhetoric. Deal?

Dress the part:



The golf dress code has become too casual at public joints. T-shirts, gym shorts, flip flops; somehow golf apparel mirrors the wardrobe of a college freshman who overslept. I’d throw in the lack of tucked-in shirts as well.
You don’t need to wear slacks, or even golf shoes, to the course. But if there’s any question regarding ensembles, always err on the side of dressing up.

Campaign to get Bill Murray on the Ryder Cup:

There’s an open assistant spot on the U.S. squad, many which presume is saved for Phil Mickelson. But if Lefty makes the team virtue of his play, we need to fill that void. What better presence than Murray?
He’s in the Caddie Hall of Fame, he’s won at Pebble Beach, he’s served his country, and he can keep the mood light, a valuable asset given the uptight nature of the event.
Besides, Michael Jordan has been an assistant at past Presidents Cups, and it’s not like these positions really matter. Davis Love III is accessible via Twitter, so let’s start a year-long social drive to get Murray to Hazeltine.

Walk the walk:

I get the appeal of carts: Cup holders, GPS, you don’t have to carry your bag…all well and good. But we’re the only country where able-bodied golfers need wheels to get around the links; we look like a nation of sloths. Remember, the game is “a good walk spoiled,” not “enjoyable ride ruined.”
Walking and carrying your bag can burn double the amount of calories as opposed to riding. For those looking to keep the bag weight off their shoulders, grab a caddie or a pull cart.
Speaking of caddies…
Treat a caddie like a king:
Everyone has their own monetary, fiscal constraints. But if you have the means, go generous on paying the looper. For four-plus hours, they’re manning your WAY-too-heavy bag, giving advice, keeping spirits up, doing everything in their power to make sure you’re having the best experience possible.
That they have to do that while watching you hack it up is borderline valorous.

Travel back in time:

Oh, you can break par? Whoop-de-doo: You have a driver the size of a hubcap and irons more forgiving than Nelson Mendela. To decipher your true merit as a golfer, tee it up with persimmon woods and blades, and see if you can break 80.

Take an aspiring golfer under your wing:

A lot of us will strive for spending extra time at the range or practice green as a New Year’s goal. However, a better use of that time is assisting a fledging golfer. You don’t have to impart swing tips or playing instruction; save that for the club professionals. But you can teach them etiquette, general procedures and norms, even just accompany them to the range. Not only will you be sharing your love with the sport, but chances are you’ll learn something new in the process as well.

Shame “Baba Booey!” out of existence:

Howard Stern? Hilarious. His fans’ “Baba Booey!” catch phrase? Alright. Yelling said mantra at golf tournaments? Worse than getting the (rhymes with “blanks”).
We need to raise awareness against this ill. I never condone violence, but if you find yourself in proximity to a jabroni that screams this nonsense, feel free to pour your drink on them. Pretty sure that rationale will hold up in court.

Pen Jim Nantz’ victory call at the Masters:

I love Jim, but he’s toned his signature ending cries considerably. Flood Twitter during this year’s Masters with potential final calls — “Amidst the Augusta azaleas, a Rose blooms in Georgia!” — in the hopes that it gets on the CBS truck’s radar.

Devise a comically-bad alibi to skip work to watch, play golf:

When you die — SPOILER ALERT: You will die — I don’t think you’re going to be on your deathbed counting all those hours you spent laboring in the office. Instead of spending another Monday morning arguing with the IT desk about email connection, make a concerted effort to grab friends and head towards the fairways.
Trust me, the work isn’t going anywhere. But pleasurable experiences are fleeting, and should be cherished at every opportunity.
(By the way, the above paragraph is going to cost me dearly in the “Job Effort” portion of my work review.)

Orchestra a get-away golf outing:

Doesn’t have to be to Bandon Dunes or Myrtle Beach; it could simply be a course that’s off the beaten path from your usual commute. An out-of-the-way destination will take you out of your element, which is needed from time to time. Better yet, the journey adds another level of excitement, speciality and aura to the round.

No gimmes:

By all means, be as generous as possible towards others. To your own game, play the entire year without giving yourself a freebie. We’ve become too liberal towards gimme putts, and our collective putting has suffered because of it.
Not only will this improve your touch, it can serve as a barometer for the state of your game.

Play in a high-stakes match:

You discover a lot about yourself, as well as your partner, in a competitive setting. It gives a sense of what tour pros go through on a daily basis, and a purpose that’s sometimes missing in amateur golf.
Warning: Don’t let your enjoyment be dictated by your result. The aim is to enjoy the combative backdrop.
Refrain from any conversation regarding Tiger Woods’ future:
You may think he’s done. You may think he’s got eight major victories in the tank. Honestly, it doesn’t matter what you think, because he’s not going to be on the course anytime soon. And when he does, let’s not race to make any sweeping pronouncements on his performance.
Let it breathe, people.

Keep an open mind regarding golf’s return to the Olympics:

I’m all for ripping the Olympic committee, a group so corrupt it makes Spiro Agnew look like Robin Hood. But while many are lukewarm on golf’s return to the, ahem, “amateur” games, give it a chance. The format won’t facilitate the strongest field, yet any event boasting the likes of Spieth, McIlroy, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and Dustin Johnson is worth watching.

Call out a friend for behaving like a butthead:

We all have that colleague whose competitive fire burns a tad too bright. The one who sends emails with Vince Lombardi quotes the week before the outing or wants to discuss course management. This isn’t Operation Overlord; it’s a couple rounds of friendly golf. Note: if you can’t think of a buddy that this applies to, it means you’re probably the criminal in question.

If you’re like me, it’s easy to keep to yourself when a friend or playing companion is acting up. On the opposite end of the spectrum, the course is supposed to be a safe haven, a place to enjoy one’s self. You can say it doesn’t bother you, but no one is totally immune from a jackass’ disposition.
As much as I hate confrontation, I’m making a point this year to call people out on such expression. It’s one thing to let loose displeasure, another to act like a spoiled brat from “My Super Sweet 16”.  It might create an awkward moment, but those around you, as well as the guilty party, will be better off for it.

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Quit drinking while on the course:

Hey, everyone makes one resolution they have no chance of keeping!!!
SOURCE: Joel Beall, Golf Digest