Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"

 

Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"

Troy’s Tips

Practice Like You Play

There is a saying that the longest 100 yards in golf is from the practice tee to the first tee.  Reason for this is that there are NO signals on the practice tee but there are many on the golf course that you are playing.  Another reason may be that on the golf course...

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Handling Downhill Lies

How to handle a downhill lie.  Choose a more lofted club and choke down on it.  Move the ball to the middle of your stance.  Tilt your shoulders to match the slope.  Close your stance to level your hips.  Make a three quarter swing concentrating on keeping your...

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How to Handle a Ball Above Your Stance

Here is how to handle a ball that is above your stance.  Sole the club to establish your posture and the plane of your swing.  Grip Down on the club.  Move the ball back in your stance from where it would normally be in a level lie.  Stand more upright with knees...

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Handling the Ball Below Your Stance

Here is how to handle a ball below your stance.  Sole the club to establish both your swing plane and posture.  Stand closer to the golf ball.  Move the ball a bit more forward in your stance from where it would normally be in a level lie.  Widen your stance, pigeon...

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How to Handle Uphill Lies

Here is how to handle uphill lies.  Open your stance until your hips are level.  Keep shoulders parallel to the target.  Flare your forward foot.  Tilt your shoulders to match the slope.  Position the ball in the middle of the stance.  Finally, make a three quarter...

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Learn A Bit From The Late Great Ben Hogan

Learn a bit from the late great Ben Hogan.  When the pin is in the front of the green, come in with a higher iron shot.  When the pin is placed in the back of the green, come in with a lower iron shot.  These strategies will allow you to hit more greens in regulation....

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Keep Forward For Better Wedges

When you are playing your round here at River’s Edge Golf Course in Bend, OR, or any other course for that matter, you must be able to hit your wedge shots as close as possible.  To do that, you need to be able to control both your wedge trajectory and spin.  I like...

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Golf Doesn’t Have To Be Expensive!

Playing golf in Bend, Oregon is such a great attraction.   Golf courses are of plenty in the Central Oregon region.  The toughest decisions are where to play, when to play, and of course, how much to pay.  Given such a variety it makes the decision process even more...

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Be A Better Chipper

Lower Your Hands On The Grip By lowering your hands on the club we have affectively drawn our body closer to the ball, promoting a more straight back and straight through chipping motion the selected club.  This move also gives us more touch around the greens as...

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