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How to Enjoy the Last Month of Golf Season in Northern NJ

The writing is on the wall….the end of golf season in Northern NJ is in sight, but before we all call it a day, here’s a light hearted ode to the late season golfing experience. The pressure is off your game – you’re liberated from all those exacting golf formalities – no score posting for handicap – lost balls mean the leaf rule is invoked – winter rules (roll the ball over) are in effect – weather conditions add strokes to your game – now’s the time to just enjoy the beauty of Fall. So ok, Indian Summer has come
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Two New Takes on Golf You Should Take a Look At

National Golf Day was April 15th and the We Are Golf coalition of industry leaders was in front of Congress to lobby for golf’s economic impact as an industry composed of 15,000 small businesses. Jack Nicklaus & PGA Commisioner Tim Finchem with First Tee’s Joe Barrow & Bryan Yan on Capital Hill Not withstanding We Are Golf’s assertion of economic impact, those in the golf industry realize golf is competing with many other forms of leisure activity. Golf being the difficult game that it is, entry to the sport and continued skill improvement can be daunting. “Play it Forward” and
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10 Reasons Why You Should Host Your Next event at a NJ Golf Course

The golf outing has long been the go to event for groups of allkinds wanting to gather together forfun and good cause. If you’ve been handed the assignment of planning an event for your organization, you will want to understand some of the advantages of a golf outing. Here (with a nod to David Letterman) are the top 10 reasons why you should host your next event at a Northern NJ golf course. 10. Non golfers can be included. 9. Your organization is only limited by imagination when deciding what additional activities to offer for the day. 8. Golf events
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Average Pace of Play for a Round of NJ Golf: How to Manage Your Time

Few things can disrupt an otherwise pleasant day of northern NJ golf like a round that meanders past five hours. After all, the option to spend an entire day on the course is a luxury for most of us! Fortunately, golfers have a number of tools and options to take control of their round and play 18 in close to four hours. Arrive early to northern NJ golf coursesSure, it’s common sense, but arriving early doesn’t just help ensure you’re punctual for your tee time: It gives you time to stretch, clean your clubs, and get your balls and tees
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6 Options NJ Golf Courses Offer for Fun and Golf Fitness

It’s not easy comparing northern New Jersey golf courses head to head when trying to decide which course to call home. Your primary concern will be the excellence of the course layout and maintenance of fairways, tees and greens. Are the greens smooth and quick? Are the tee boxes level? Is the fairway turf plush? And after that, are there some holes with stunning scenery and interesting playing challenges? Once you’ve made the choice to take up golf for fitness, and you’ve identified a course or two with a layout you’re in love with, you’ll want to take a look
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Alignment – The Most Important Lesson in Golf

When I watch inexperienced golfers players hit the ball I find that they are usually mis-alinged to their target. Typically, they aim way too far out to the right. The reason they aim to the right is because the inexperienced player has the tendency to hit the ball with their arms which causes the ball to pull to the left. This means that they are compensating for a flaw in their swing by just aiming their body out to the right instead of fixing the actual flaw. What this boils down to, is that the inexperienced players’ bad swings make
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An Effective Golf Swing Exercise

There are many types of effective golf swing exercises. Golf swing exercise is very important because the golf swing is at the very heart of the golf game. It is actually impossible to play a good game of golf without being able to execute an effective golf swing. The other reason why golf swing exercise is so important is in the fact that a golf swing by its’ very nature is a very unnatural and awkward movement of the body and muscles. It therefore stands to reason that the body will usually resist the golf swing action and this is
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After the Deluge… Patriot Golf Day, 9/11

Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee have left our heads spinning these past few weeks. The course experienced 17 ” of rain over 10 days. We, of course, were not the only ones to suffer. Drainage work done over the past three years gave us a much better chance to dry out quickly. The course is coming back into its own, especially after the Fall aeration of tees and greens. Bowling Green was pleased to once again participate in Patriot Golf Day. Thanks to our golfers, $394 was collected over Labor Day weekend for Folds of Honor, an organization which
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What’s in your bag – an occasionally recurring conversation with George Heslin about golf

What’s in your bag – a long putter or a short putter? As a new golf season is underway, I thought it would be a good time to answer that question. Let’s go back to the 2012 season, way back to April 2012. That is when we first saw something that made us all cringe. I.K. Kim, a young woman on the LPGA tour missed a one foot putt. Yes, I said it. A one foot putt that cost her a major championship. As she missed it she put her hands to her mouth and let out a gasp, the
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