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PGA tour, country club and golf course facts

PGA tour, country club and golf course facts

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The PGA Tour schedule has some rich traditions that give glimpses into not only the history of golf but also the history of the locations where tournaments are held. Waialea Country Club, on Oahu, site of what is now known as the Sony Open in Hawaii, is one of those. Tourism? In Hawaii? As the PGATour website explains, the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and Waialea Golf Course, which opened for play in 1927, were built as part of a promotion to develop luxury travel to Hawaii. Given its position as one of today's top tourist destinations, it’s difficult to imagine that Hawaii tourism ever needed a boost to get off the ground. Waialea stands as a reminder that even a paradise-like Hawaii needed some in putting itself on the map, so to speak. The venerable old Waialea grounds, upon which ...
How to set up a putt in golf

How to set up a putt in golf

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To professionals, amateurs and beginners alike, shots are won and lost on the golf course with the short clubs. These clubs are known as the scoring club and the most important club in the bag is the putter. It is not for nothing that Tiger Woods has gone through around 10-15 drivers in his career, but only one putter. The putter is the club with the most feel, the most consistency, and is the club that is used the most often. During a round of golf for a 20 handicap, only 10-14 shots will be drivers or woods, 5-15 shots will be long irons, 15-25 shots will be short irons, and around 30 shots will be putts, and maybe more. Stance When Reading a Putt When putting, like most other aspects of golf, stances and styles tend to vary greatly. However, as is the case with tee shots and f...