Breaking News: Muirfield to lose right to host Open after vote against allowing women members

It is 2016, pretty amazing the vote went this way.  We encourage and welcome ladies to play our course.  We are excited to see our ladies leagues growing.  Our Tuesday 18 hole league, instructional league and now one of the local courses to host the Hollywood Ladies League!

Muirfield will lose its right to host the Open Championship in future after voting against allowing women golfers to become club members.

Of the 648 members who were eligible to vote, after a two-year consultation process, the move did not receive the two-thirds majority (432) needed.

Governing body the R&A says it “will not stage the [Open] at a venue that does not admit women as members”.

Muirfield and Royal Troon are the only Open venues that still exclude women.

Troon, which stages this year’s Championship, has separate men’s and women’s clubs and is consulting members over whether to alter that arrangement.

The Open was last played at Muirfield – a privately owned links in East Lothian, and the home of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers – in 2013, with Phil Mickelson winning the famous Claret Jug.

Scotland’s First Minister was critical of the decision of Muirfield members

A 33-strong group of ‘no’ campaigners among the Muirfield members cited concerns about slow play and making women “feel uncomfortable” among the “risks” of admitting female members.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews opened its membership to women in 2014 for the first time in 260 years, while Royal St George’s in Kentlifted its ban on women last year.

Reacting to the decision of Muirfield members, R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers said: “We have consistently said that it is a matter for the Honourable Company to conduct a review of its membership policy and that we would await their decision.

“The R&A has considered today’s decision with respect to the Open Championship. The Open is one of the world’s great sporting events and going forward we will not stage the Championship at a venue that does not admit women as members.

“Given the schedule for staging the Open, it would be some years before Muirfield would have been considered to host the Championship again. If the policy at the club should change we would reconsider Muirfield as a venue in future.”

Originally posted in BBC Sport @ http://www.bbc.com/sport/golf/36331270


Greens Bouncing Back Fast! 30% Off Through Tomorrow

You can still get 30% off through tomorrow May 20th.

Come see us at the course!

Book a tee time here

Join the Hollywood Ladies League this afternoon at 2:15.  Call the proshop and we will add you to the tee sheet!



30% Off Aerification Special May 17-20

Putting Green

Updated May 19th

Come on out! Greens Bouncing back fast!

Sunday May 15th, #1 tee box will close at 3:00.

The entire course will be closed on Monday May 16th.

Starting Tuesday May 17th receive 30% off your golf through Friday May 20th.

We appreciate your patience as we perform course maintenance to improve our conditions and help you enjoy your golf experience.

PGA TOUR golfer strips off clothes, jumps into pond to save baby bird at The PLAYERS

PGA TOUR golfer Greg Owen does something pretty unique.  Golfers want to make birdies but he is getting headlines for saving a birdie!

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – A professional golfer is making headlines for an sudden act of kindness performed on the golf course.

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Greg Owen is 6 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 205 pounds and will do anything for a birdie… a baby bird, that is.

According to a post by Ziegler Golf School on Facebook, Owen was practicing at the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Verda Beach, Florida when a bird fell right out of the sky.

He was walking off the 16th tee, when a baby blue jay tumbled out of a tree and tried to fly across a pond. The tiny creature couldn’t quite make it, and splashed into the water, where he flailed desperately.

Determined to save the bird, Owen stripped down to his boxer briefs and carefully waded into the pond, carefully scooping up the adventurous baby bird, bringing him back to safety.

Click here to see video

Posted May 10, 2016 in the WSB-TV Atlanta 2 wsbtv.com

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Tuesday & Thursday $26 Summer Special Is Back!

We are excited to announce that the Tuesday Thursday Summer Special is back at Hollywood Beach Golf Resort.

$26 all day until 4:00.  Just $20 at 4:00

We look forward to seeing you at the course.

Click to learn about the HB Summer Membership.  Play anytime for $26

Sandbaggers every Wednesday afternoon, click here to learn more.

Ladies League every Tuesday.  18 holes at 1:00 and 9 hole instructional league at 5:30 with golf professional Josh McCumber.

Mondays after 11:00 is the Horseman Special…mention “horseman” for $26 rate.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Weekends day don’t forget the 1:45 and 1:52 tee time is $29.  Mention Carpe Diem at check-in.

See you at the course!


18 Hole Ladies League and 9 Hole Instructional League Starts Tuesday May 3th

We will be playing 18 holes this coming Tuesday (May 3) at 1:00.  Please email or call Kathy Hanley if you want to play (954) 927-1751.

Also starting this Tuesday, May 3, will be our 9-hole league with a shotgun start at 5:30.  Join the fun as our pro, Josh McCumber, will be playing along with us and giving FREE tips to help us improve our game! Let me know if you want to play!

HB Summer Membership

We are implementing our new seasonal membership May 1, 2016.

For $149 plus tax, you will be able to play any day and any time for only $26!

Valid May 1 – October 31, 2016


Hollywood Beach Golf Resort Welcomes the Sandbaggers

Hollywood Beach Golf Resort is happy to host a new golf league on Wednesday afternoons starting at 3:00.  They are know as the Sandbaggers.

To join the league it’s just $10 with weekly prizes. Inquire in the golf shop for details!

We hope to see you next Wednesday.

Click here to purchase our HB Summer Membership only $149.  Play golf until October 31 for only $26.

Tuesday and Thursday golf special is back. Just $26 all day long.

Click here to see our new summer rates effective May 1!

Excited to announce the Horseman’s Special! Golf for just $25 plus tax after 11:00 on Monday’s all summer long.  Mention Horseman’s Special at check-in to receive the discounted rate.

As always, the 1:45 and 1:52 tee times are just $29.  Mention Carpe Diem at check-in for the discount.

Click to Book Tee Times

Beat the heat and book a lesson with Josh McCumber in the brand new Full Swing Indoor Golf Simulator

Featuring the HB Summer Membership

Effective May 1 2016 – October 31, 2016

Single Member – $149
Family Membership (Up to 2 adults in one household and 2 minors under 17) – $229
Allows play at anytime for $26

Click here to purchase

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Successful 8th Annual Golf For Art

Mention “Golf For Art” at check-in for 30% off your golf before 2:00*

Once again, we had an extremely successful Golf For Art event at Hollywood Beach Golf Resort.  Thanks to all of the players, sponsors and volunteers.  We raised money for a great organization in Hollywood.  Be sure to check out all of the events the Art and Culture Center Hollywood hold through out the year.  They also offer some of the best performing arts summer camps in all of south Florida.  Click here to check them out.

We also encourage you to get involved and join the center as members.  The center was awarded a matching grant for new contributions of $100 or more.  I encourage everyone to donate $100 to become a member and your donation will be helping us reach our goals to provide great education and programming for our great community.

If you didn’t participate in our event this year don’t miss out next year.

Check out the photos from the event on our facebook page or by clicking here.

*expires April 30


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Thumbs Up For Brandel Chamblee’s New Book

Mention promo code “Book” for a $40 rate before 11:00

Golf Channel analyst and former PGA TOUR Winner Brandel Chamblee released a golf book titled “Anatomy of Greatness” recently. When I saw it was coming out I pre-ordered it on Amazon. I have to say it didn’t disappoint. I was raised around a lot of good ball strikers that learned a lot of their theories from the great ball strikers in the previous eras. A lot of the things Brandel discusses I’ve heard over the years. I’ve also attempted to blend modern theories of the swing, setup and posture.  I’ve always felt though a disconnect from the old to the new. I’ve felt trapped in between. There are so many ways to swing the golf club but when you pick how you want to do it your swing keys need to build on one another and help all the parts so your swing can be whole. Brandel’s book comes together really well and sums up why the greats shared certain things in common. He likens what all the greats shared as the Harvard of golf.  I recommend the book to any golfer looking to give some clarity to their golf swing keys.

Some simple takeaways I’ve shared below:

  • Grip is #1 – both v’s of hands point to right shoulder
  • Shoulder width stance is paramount
  • Relax the upper back to reduce tension
  • Wide take away extending the club away from the target
  • Let your entire body turn. Do not restrict your hip turn
  • At top of swing weight should be inside right heel
  • Swing trigger either kicking the right knee in or turning chin slightly right of ball (opposite if left hander)

I’d love to help make your swing simple and efficient. Give me a call or email me and I will help make golf fun for you. The new simulator is a great way improve your game.