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What is a Handicap?

If you’re just starting to play golf, it can be confusing to learn how to score the game. When you throw in the term handicap, and how it’s different for every player, it might become even more difficult for you to understand.

Why there is such a thing?

Need to work on your long putts? Here’s how:

We all know that in the game of golf, any shot can ruin your game or trip you up. If you have a favorite shot or favorite hole at your local Bend Golf Course, chances are you’ve spent time indulging yourself and practicing those. Now you’re due to spend some time on your least favorite shot, or your least favorite hole, as this is what’s going to improve your game the most overall.

Fall Golf is Here

If fall is your favorite time to play golf in Bend, then gear up because Fall play is almost here. The courses aren’t as full as most tourists have gone home for the season. The weather has finally cooled off, making the course comfortable. If you time it right, on the right day, you could even have the course to yourself. Get out there enjoy the fall air and spend time working on your game.

Fall Air

How to Hit the Golf Ball Straighter

Everyone has had difficulty with certain shots on the local golf course. Sometimes we curse the course architects for making a shot seemingly impossible. If you let the complexity of a shot get in your head, you’ll rarely overcome your fear and take a perfect swing. If you’re concerned about how narrow a shot appears, we’re here to help you with some tips for hitting straighter, helping your mind take it all in, and taking a successful shot.

Jordan Spieth and the Championship Ahead

When it comes to being a grand slam winner in golf, there are only 5 golfers who have ever accomplished this feat; Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen and Ben Hogan. There are some that think winning your first major is the hardest, while some think that winning your last major is the hardest. While there are 18 players who have won three out of four majors, it’s winning the fourth that brings the coveted title of grand slam.