Category Archives: GOLF

Golf Hospitality Association highlights professionalism on and off the course

Golf Hospitality Association

One of the most important elements in the enjoyment of a round of golf is also one of the least predictable. While most golf hospitality workers – marshals, rangers, starters, etc. – do a good job of providing a quality experience for patrons, the manner in which they perform their tasks can be quite different from one course to another. Mike Abell of the Kansas City-based Golf Hospitality Association hopes his organization can bring some consistency.

Tom Watson is the perfect ambassador for his hometown and for the game of golf

Tom Watson

There are lot’s of celebrities who give back to their hometown, and Tom Watson is one of the best.

Last month dozens of celebrities played in the Big Slick celebrity softball tourney at Kauffman Stadium and we saw many local celebrities take part in the charity event.

Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle, David Cook, Randy Flagler, Eric Stonestreet and many other donned Royals uniforms to entertain and raise money for the Children’s Mercy Cancer Center.

Golf games: Different ways to bring fun to your golf game

night golf

There are a large group of us that have a nice set of golf clubs, but struggle to have fun in tournaments.

Sometimes our only option is to play a scramble that has a couple of scratch teammates or participate in a handicap event. Truth be told, golf is the one sport that you lie about your lie and your honor means more than adding a foot wedge to your arsenal.

I don’t play that much, but I do know this, I love the game and the competitive nature of it. But the day I crack 80 will only be in the form of candles on a cake, not my score.

Golf Swing Tip: Keep your head in the game for a better golf swing

better golf swing

“Keep your head down!” How many times have you heard those words right before attempting to execute a better golf swing? Too often, that message translates into an expectation that the head is to be kept still. Not so. In fact, it is not possible!

Golfer’s Elbow is a common injury that can strike more than just golfers

golfers elbow

The golf swing is a full body movement that requires muscle coordination, strength and joint mobility. If one part of the system breaks down, it can cause a ripple effect to other areas of the body. One common injury is called golfers elbow, aka “medial epicondylitis,” which occurs when there is a repetitive use over time of the muscles on the inside of your forearm.

Eagles Landing in Belton is designed for golfers to enjoy their rounds

Eagles Landing Golf Course

“Call it the Tiger Woods effect,” said Jay Kennedy, head PGA professional at Eagles Landing Golf Course.

A couple of decades ago, the movement in golf was to make courses as challenging as possible. Many courses around the country were either being built or being renovated at that time, and the goal was to make them as difficult as possible.  “People started hitting the ball farther, and course designers wanted to make the courses longer. You started seeing 7,000-, 7,200-, 7,400-, 7,600-yard golf courses,” said Kennedy.

WinterStone Majors Series Tournaments are a hit… and continue with the U.S. Open in June

WinterStone Golf Course

The next time you find yourself forming a team for a scramble golf tournament, take a hint from Kane Chapman, head golf professional at WinterStone Golf Course. It’s a tip that applies well in life…Find yourself a good woman.

“Anyone who can hit from the forward tees and hit the ball a long way will be a big asset,” Chapman said. “The difference between the red tees, where most of our players will tee off, and the blue tees, where the ladies and seniors tee off, is more than 1,200 yards

The Golf MD is the right fit

Golf-MD

JULY 2015 – Relax and let the club do the work. Many players have heard these sage words from instructors or respected elders, and they ring true especially if you have the right club.

Mike Dickerson, a.k.a. “The Golf M.D.,” is ready to help make sure you do have the right club.

PGA preparing to live without dominant Tiger Woods

Tiger-Woods-dominant

JUNE 2015 – A while back I wrote about how the PGA truly needed Tiger Woods. From the endorsements, to the attendance, to the national coverage, to the television contracts and ratings, most know the PGA must prepare for life without Tiger.

PGA commissioner Tim Finchem has made claim after claim the tour will continue to prosper even though it’s No. 1 hero/villain continues to struggle and no longer wears the mantle of the world’s best golfer.

Are you golf ready? A comprehensive approach to getting results

Golf-Ready

JUNE 2015 – Do you suffer common faults during your golf swing?  End your frustrations once and for all.  Equipment technology, sport technique and your body are all opportunities to change your game.

I often encounter individuals that have invested a fortune on golf lessons, new clubs, and the latest trend in swing analysis yet failed to achieve their desired performance results.

Many of these individuals failed to work on the one piece of the puzzle that they have full control over, their body.