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

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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

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“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

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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.

The Golf MD is the right fit

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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

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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.

Is golf more mental or physical?

Mental-Physical-Golf

JUNE 2015 – Although I played baseball on a professional level for more than 16 seasons, I sometimes wish I had played professional golf.  Both sports are difficult to master and a very small percentage of men and women are able to make their living at either sport.

Ironhorse golf club celebrating 20 years

Ironhorse-Golf

JUNE 2015 – In 1995, the Internet entered mainstream public consciousness. That year, the United States government stopped funding it with public money. America Online and Prodigy released browsers to offer easy access to the World Wide Web for the general public.

More significantly, on July 1, 1995, Ironhorse Golf Course opened.

Both entities are still going strong.

Prairie Band and Firekeeper make a winning hand

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JUNE 2014 – It is a combination that is hard to beat. The Prairie Band Casino & Resort offers everything you’d want for a Kansas weekend getaway.

It is 15 minutes north of Topeka on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation reservation. Prairie Band offers casino gaming, prestigious hotel accommodations, high-quality dining options, a convention and entertainment venue, and the state’s top-rated golf course, Firekeeper.