8th Annual Play Golf Minnesota Week Begins April 26

Posted April 11, 2014 by Ed Heil
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Minnesota golf opener runs 10 days with free lessons, fundraisers and clinics for kids

Play Golf MN Week

Play Golf Minnesota Week Begins April 26

After another Minnesota winter with record cold temperatures, Minnesotans gladly welcome, and anxiously anticipate the start of the 2014 golf season.  The 8th annual Play Golf Minnesota Week begins April 26 with golf facilities and resorts statewide and in the Dakotas will kick-off the start of another golf season! The 10-day celebration is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Section Professional Golf Association and the Minnesota Golf Association. Participating courses will offer golfers, of all ages and skill levels, incentives to learn the game or return to the game of golf. Read the rest of this post »

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Do I Need a Club Fitting?

Posted May 2, 2013 by Katey
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Benefits of Club Fitting

If you are having problems with your golf clubs and you find that your swing is off, you may be playing with clubs that aren’t designed for you. One solution to this problem is a club fitting.  Often players will alter their swing to fit around their golf club. You may hit a successful shot occasionally but it is difficult to repeat the same swing every time you hit the ball. Soon you may revert back to your natural swing and the problem of a faulty swing will continue. Without the right clubs the development of your game can be limited. You may even find that you are not improving at a rate you should be. Club fitting can also help people with physical conditions like joint and ligament problems, a bad back, or knee injuries. With proper clubs you will spend less time with an ice pack and more time out on the course. Read the rest of this post »

Playing on a Wet Golf Course

Posted May 2, 2013 by Katey
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5 Tips on Being Prepared for a Wet Golf Course

Living in a state where weather conditions can change with a swing of the golf club, it is always smart to be prepared for all types of weather. With this year’s weather forecasts already inconsistent and a chance of rain frequent, the real test of your weather preparedness is knowing how to play after the rain ends. Here are 5 tips to conquering the wet course: Read the rest of this post »

Spring Golf Checklist

Posted May 2, 2013 by Katey
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Nothing is worse then anticipating a sunny day of golf in the spring and out of nowhere the weather takes a turn for the worst. Unfortunately in Minnesota the weather is far from predictable and you never know when a sunny morning will turn into a rainy afternoon. Now there is no need to start feeling anxious, a little rain wouldn’t stop Adam Scott from winning his green jacket, would it? And Jack Nicklaus didn’t win 18 major championships because he was afraid of a little mud.

Given that we all can’t be professional golfers, there are still ways you can become a master of the elements the next time the weather doesn’t go your way. Here is a list of conditions you may encounter on the course in early spring and how to handle them:

1.     Mud: To avoid a deep divot and minimal ball height, try the “nip and pick” idea.

2.     Cold Temperatures: Think thin layering so that your swing will not be affected.

3.     High Winds: Keep your follow through low to keep you ball flight down.

4.     Firm Bunkers: Try a pitching wedge or a wedge with less loft.

5.     Wet Greens: Hit the ball harder then you think, the green is slower and breaks less.

6.     Rain: Bring extra supplies, socks, towels, and gloves. Don’t forget a raincoat!

 

Don’t let a bad weather forecast stop you from enjoying a round of golf. Join us for Play Golf Minnesota Week– find out more and see participating courses on their website!

Play Golf Minnesota Week Tees Off Across the State

Posted April 27, 2013 by Ed Heil
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Minnesota Golf Opener

Play Golf Minnesota Week is officially underway across the state. Around the Twin Cities and points south are enjoying beautiful spring weather with a majority of golf courses, public and private, open for business. For a complete listing of golf courses that are participating in Play Golf Minnesota Week, you can check the site right here. Meanwhile, golf courses in the northern parts of the state are spending the day watching snow melt on the golf course!

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Many Minnesota Golf Courses Are Open for Play

Posted April 26, 2013 by Katey
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Information on Play Golf Minnesota Week

Mother Nature may have finally gotten the hint! Winter is on its way out, the sun is shining, the snow is melting, and if you listen hard enough maybe you can hear the crack of the perfect drive leaving the tee box. Now that spring has officially sprung, Play Golf Minnesota Week is here! Read the rest of this post »

Drill to Stop Slicing the Ball

Posted April 26, 2013 by Katey
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Tips from a PGA Professional for Play Golf Minnesota Week

Having trouble with your swing path? Many golfers have difficulty figuring out the perfect path from their backswing to follow through, which can often result in slicing the ball. This video by Minnesota PGA Professional Jim Manthis shows you a drill that can teach you how to improve your swing path to eliminate slicing the ball. Read the rest of this post »