Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"

 

Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"

Bend, Oregon Golf Blog

Tips for Improving Your Short Game

Tips for Improving Your Short Game

A round of golf comes with plenty of booby traps and bogey traps, so it takes spirit to battle the elements and your daily abilities. You’ve got to be physically consistent but adaptable to weather and course conditions. And while experience is a great teacher, we all...

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How Golf Improves Your Health and Well-Being

How Golf Improves Your Health and Well-Being

Golf can be one of the most enjoyable and still maddening games you’ll ever play. But I like a challenge, so when my game's wheels fall off, I know how to improve it: get a little advice from friends or a golf pro, empty a few buckets of balls, and take a stroll...

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What is a Shotgun Start in Golf?

What is a Shotgun Start in Golf?

Staging a shotgun start tournament is a great way to get a group of players onto a golf course at one time. Regardless of what the name implies, you aren’t required to participate; it’s nothing like a shotgun wedding! In a nutshell (or a shotgun shell), the...

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Golf Ball Design

Everything You Wanted to Know about Golf Ball Design

If you’ve ever bought some off-brand, high-compression golf balls, you know how important technology and design are to your game and overall score. But can you imagine the old days and playing golf with balls filled with goose feathers? Me neither. You might be...

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The Must-Have Golf Clubs in Your Golf Bag

The Must-Have Golf Clubs in Your Golf Bag

If you know some history, you know that it’s not always the first person to use a phrase or play a game that gets credit a hundred years later. McDonald’s wasn’t the first restaurant to sell hamburgers, but they developed a way to sell billions. McDonald’s equals...

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When Should I Buy a New Wedge?

When Should I Buy a New Wedge?

I’ve watched golfers buy new putters after a couple of bad rounds of Bend golf, but they rarely jump right into wedge purchases. That’s a mistake. Not the total desperation to purchase but getting new wedges. I might get some argument, but most golfer’s games center...

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2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Golfers

2021 Holiday Gift Guide for Golfers

Each day’s a holiday at Rivers Edge, Bend's top golf course. From the snow-capped mountains in the distance to the delicious meals served in Bogey’s Café. But if you need more gift ideas this season, you’ve come to the right place! 1. First and Foremost – Best Golf...

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7 Mistakes Golfers with High Handicaps Make

7 Mistakes Golfers with High Handicaps Make

High handicap mistakes? Let me count the ways. We’ve all gone through learning enough about our swing, physique, ability, and clubs to get through 18 holes without too much embarrassment. It’s part of the beauty of golf that we all start with an ugly game. Not to...

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known When Buying Golf Clubs

5 Things I Wish I’d Known When Buying Golf Clubs

Whether you are new to golf or want to upgrade your sticks, buying a set of clubs can be intimidating. It might not be the most expensive purchase you ever make, but it can have such a great impact on your success and love for the links that you need to get it right!...

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5 Best Golf YouTube Channels to Watch

5 Best Golf YouTube Channels to Watch

From the onset of golf courses and teaching pros to radio broadcasts, golf magazines, and the occasional blip of good advice on TV, players have searched for elusive nuggets of practical instruction like miners searching for gold. And what did they find? Usually,...

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