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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.

8 Dos and Don’ts of Golf

If you’ve ever gotten out onto the golf course and wondered whether or not you were expected to do this or that, or what topics of conversation were taboo, you may need a few reminders of what is appropriate for a game of golf. Whether it’s a suggestion to your golf etiquette or tips for respecting the course, we all could use a little help in the ways of proper golf rules. Here are some common tips for playing a game of golf.

Golf Sixes

A new shortened version of golf has been introduced in England. Golf Sixes has hit the scene, with a short version of golf, in an attempt to entice more beginners into the sport. Golf tends to draw a smaller audience with slightly expensive gear, and longer games. To an observer, it can seem like quite the time and financial commitment. Shortening the game and offering a Golf Six version, is a great way to bring players in that may not have considered golf before.

Working on your Short Game

Getting back to the golf course after a long, cold winter can be hard in many ways. Not only are you potentially out of shape, but it can take some time to get back into the swing of things. You may not be as comfortable taking that shot or put, and your body may have forgotten the best way to do it. So here are some tips for getting your short game back to where it needs to be.

Your Grip

Tips for Golf Beginners

You want to become a golfer, whether or not you’ve ever played before. There are some things you should know before you being to play and invest in equipment. It’s beneficial to try out equipment and get some instruction before you invest in a membership or gear. Here are some tips for golfing beginners.