Bend, Oregon Golf Blog

How Does Toptracer Work?

How Does Toptracer Work?

Over the past few years, golf broadcasts have seen a proliferation of crystal-clear golf shots and plenty of colored lines that define the shot's rise, speed, arc, and distance. That’s Toptracer at its core. And it’s available at Bend’s best golf course River’s Edge,...

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Commitment to an Eco-Friendly Golf Course

Commitment to an Eco-Friendly Golf Course

If you think playing golf is a walk in the park, well, you’re right. Golf lets us escape the pressure cooker of our daily lives to enjoy nature, get some needed exercise, and see some birds in the trees. An eco-friendly golf course hits even more high points, and that...

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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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