Getting Your Golf Fix Without Golf

Greetings Golfers, If you’re in Minnesota … you aren’t playing golf. At least not on a golf course. Besides playing, there are other ways to get your golf fix if you’re cooped-up indoors: movies and books. Here’s a pretty standard list of good golf movies. Just...

Hope, Fresh-air, and Alister MacKenzie

Greetings Golfers, What a week! Obviously, everyone and every business has to be careful and smart. Golf courses are open in some states … and closed in others. Not to be self-serving, but I could see golf clubs close their clubhouses, yet keep their courses open. It...

Spin, Weight-gain, and Ping-Pong

Greetings Golfers, Bryson DeChambeau gained a bunch of weight over the Winter and is driving the ball 18 yards farther than last year. I also gained a bunch of weight over the Winter and am driving it 1/2 a yard farther than last year. I guess Bryson was also lifting...

Good as it Gets – Weather and Stoics

Greetings Golfers, How good is this weather? 64 on Sunday? Here in Minnesota? Well, we deserve it. The past few years were brutal. We normally have our annual Ranger-Starter meeting the last Saturday in March. Looks like we’ll have to move it up … because … we’re...

Golf Doesn’t Have to be Painful or Stuffy

Greetings Golfers, As you’re reading this, I’m probably driving through the state of Georgia. I love driving – that’s not a problem – but I threw my back out – that is a problem. The other day, I was trying some new moves with my golf swing. You’re...

(Most) Golf Pros are Funny

Greetings Golfers, Last Sunday, standing on the 10th tee at Riviera CC, Harold Varner III was tied for the lead of the Genesis Open. Usually, televised golf tournaments cover the leaders – especially their important shots. Well, Harold cold-topped his drive off...

Lumpy’s 50!

Greetings Golfers, Lumpy practicing his 7 iron This morning, Tim Herron will be teeing-it-up on the Champions Tour – the Chubb Classic in Naples, Florida. Tim turned 50 last week, so he’s now a senior player. This can’t be true. I still think of him as a little...

Putting Takes Courage When You’re Not Confident

Greetings Golfers, During a round last week, I putted poorly on the front nine. So, I decided to finish the round by putting with whatever club I used hitting into the green. So I mostly putted using my hybrid, 7 iron, and wedge. After the round, I told my brother...

Strategy

Greetings Golfers, Sunday is the Super Bowl. I actually remember Super Bowl I. And I especially remember Super IV … when the Vikings lost to the Chiefs. I won’t even talk about the Vikings’ other Super Bowls. Back to the Chiefs. I like their Head Coach Andy Reid a lot...

Old School and Lifestyle

Greetings Golfers, Today is the last day of the 2020 PGA Golf Show in Orlando. Because we send out this blog every Friday at 9:00am CST … this one is usually my toughest one of the year. I’m actually writing this at 5am … and I blame any poor writing on the PGA Pros...

Seeing Things From the Other Side

Greetings Golfers, I spend most of my days trying to figure how to make Deer Run GC work. Not just make it work … but make it good. But, I’m seeing it from the operational side. When I’m down here in South Carolina, I see golf operations from the customer side. And...

Sergio

Greetings Golfers, Yesterday, Sergio Garcia turned 40. That doesn’t seem possible … for a couple of reasons: First, it doesn’t seem that long ago he was a teen-ager battling Tiger for the 1999 PGA Championship. Second, he still seems like a kid – not a 40 year...

Priorities

Greetings Golfers, A few weeks ago, a local Pro was talking about how he gets too wound-up in big golf tournaments. I get it. You get it … we all get it. What’s the secret to not losing your mind under pressure? Here’s what I told him: It’s good to be excited and...

A New Year Golf Swing

Greetings Golfers, The New Year is the perfect time to work on your golf swing. I’m skeptical of making changes – especially during the summer – but winter in Minnesota is time to work on your swing. Alignment for most people is a problem – even for...

Merry Christmas

Greetings Golfers, Can’t believe that it’s almost Christmas. They say that time goes faster as you get older – but this is ridiculous. So, let’s slow down and enjoy the Holiday Season. Now is the time to be thankful, thoughtful, warm, and...

Time is Running Out

Greetings Golfers, Time is running out!Give the Gift of Play:  Rare and Exclusive Deer Run Golf Club Holiday SpecialAvailable until December 20th(click here) Festive Foursome – 4 rounds of golf with carts, no restrictions: $240 (save up to $64)Happy...

The President’s Cup Showdown

Greetings Golfers, Before the 2016 Ryder Cup … PGA Professional Extraordinaire Marty Lass of Edina CC and I had our own battle – but we used words instead of golf clubs. Due to popular demand … we did it again in 2018 … and are teeing-it-up for this week’s...

Loyalty and Integrity

Greetings Golfers, So Phil Mickelson has decided to skip the Phoenix Open and play in Saudi Arabia for a big appearance fee. Back when Phil was in college playing for ASU, the Phoenix Open gave him an exemption to play a PGA Tour event. Phil is a 3 time winner of the...

Christmas Sale – December 7th

Greetings Golfers, It’s already the first week of December. You know what that means…you need to get your Christmas shopping started. As usual, we’re here to make your life easy (or easier). So…our Christmas Sale is Saturday, December 7th at...

Football, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday

Greetings Golfers, If you’re reading this, you’ve probably survived Black Friday. I just read an article saying that since 2006, 11 people have died and more than 100 have been injured while shopping on Black Friday. The biggest cause of injury has been a Stampede …...