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


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



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


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


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


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


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

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

Why You Should Fix Your Ball Marks on the Greens

One of the best things about Bend golf is playing in excellent conditions and enjoying some outdoor exercise. There might be cloudy days, but golf can be a walk in the park as long as we all take a minute to keep our

5 Must-Have Accessories for Golfers

Golf requires a little preparation, and besides the things you need to play a great round – clubs, a bag, balls, tees – there are things you might have forgotten, so we’re here to remind you how valuable they can be. River’s Edge

4 Things Great Golfers Do Differently

No athlete is born great. You’ve got to have the dream, the desire, and some natural talent just to get started. But great golfers do things differently than us mortals. So to truly enjoy Bend golf, here are four keys to

What to Expect in Your First Golf Tournament

Everything may go smoothly at your first golf tournament but expect to be surprised and perhaps even a bit confused. Golf courses in Bend offer many types of tournaments, from best ball to team play and straight score and handicap

5 Good Habits Every Golfer Should Develop

Whether you are playing golf courses in Bend or traveling the country, avoid tunnel vision and taking the game for granted. After you check the distance to the next green with your range finder, let your eyes see the whole

Best Mallet Golf Putters of 2021

Every decade or so, a new putter is designed and makes its way to the playing public. Some last, some don’t. The first famous and lasting mallet putter might be the 1976 Zebra, designed by Dave Taylor and coming to

6 Ways Technology Can Improve Your Golf Game

Simple Ways To Enhance Your Golf Game For nearly 200 years, golf balls that could travel over 150 yards were made by hand, stuffed with goose feathers, and covered with leather. Now we’ve got graphite and steel shafts, computer ball

5 Golf Psychology Tips to Improve Your Mental Game

Baseball great Yogi Berra said, “Half of baseball is 90% mental,” and people laughed. But it’s true in baseball and in golf. You’ve got to have some physical ability and a basic understanding of the game to succeed, but harnessing the mental toughness to concentrate,

10 Tips for Good Golf Etiquette

Sometimes, even golfers on the pro circuit forget good golf etiquette. Most of these faux pas can be fixed, but what if you don’t know some etiquette tips golfers hold near and dear? Read on, Macduff. 1. Be on Time

Treat Mom to a Round of Golf for Mother’s Day

If you have ever been stuck trying to think of the perfect gift for mom on Mother’s Day, how about the one thing that keeps on giving to her and you? The gift of golf will contribute to your mother’s

5 Ways to Get Fit for Golf Season in Bend

Getting fit for the golf season can be a challenge. The trick is to set simple goals and work your way up. Golf is more about flexibility and balance than you might think. So, less pump iron and more stretching.