Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Practice with a Purpose

Happy Halloween!

Anytime you’re practicing the game of golf – the short game or the full swing – have a purpose in mind. Practice putting with one ball from hole-to-hole making as many two putts as possible (no gimmies). Also, always aim at a target on the driving range, and simulate a round of golf by taking time between shots and going through the pre-shot routine.

By Ed Stanfill, Head Golf Professional at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado

Friday, October 13, 2006

Golf Tip of the Week: Body Rotation

Golf Tip from our Guest Blogger:

One of the elements of a sound golf swing is good rotation. A key to this is keeping the club in front of your body throughout the swing. To accomplish this motion, the golfer must rotate the club head, hands and chest at the same rate. Try to visualize a dot on the club head, on the hands and in the middle of your chest. During the swing, feel like those three dots go to the top, back down through impact to a good finish position at the same rate of rotation.

By Jay Larscheid, Head Golf Professional at Longbow Golf Club

Friday, October 06, 2006

New! - Golf Tips From Local Golf Pros!

Announcing: New Guest Bloggers contributing great golf tips to improve your game to the Golf Zoo Blog! The tips will be coming straight from local Golf Course Pros. Some of our Guest Bloggers will be:
Check our Blog often to read new tips- the first tip will be posted next week! Thanks for reading!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Dragon Ridge Update

One of my favorite courses in Las Vegas will be turning private as of November 1, 2006. Dragon Ridge, a Jay Morris and David Druzisky design, is a totally awesome track. The moment you step onto the first tee box, you will be overwhelmed with the view of Las Vegas, along with an outstanding staff.

The course features many elevated tee boxes which will "Wow" you all the way to the 18th hole.
Dragon Ridge has hosted many tournaments, among them TigerJam 3 and 4 along with the Wendy's 3 Tour Challenge.
They also feature a full service 60,000 sq. foot practice facility with driving range, short game area with sand bunkers as well as 2 bent grass putting greens. The 42,000 square foot Club House is a sight to see as well.

While in Las Vegas, this is a must play, so be sure to get out there before the Dragon breathes it's final fire to the public.