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The New Phoenician Golf Club Opens November 1st

The new Phoenician Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., will open for daily-fee and resort play on Thursday, November 1st following a 10-month redesign and renovation project. The new 18-hole golf course was designed by Scottsdale-based architect Phil Smith, with course construction manage...




Tucson takes no backseat in golf options, variety and fun

When it comes to golf in Arizona, Tucson is not usually the first place that comes to mind. But that's a big mistake, as the Grand Canyon State's second largest city and metro area is home to some of the nation's most striking, beguiling, and challenging courses, with a little bit...




GolfBuddy Rangefinders

This spring, you'll find several new GolfBuddy measuring devices gracing the shelves of your local golf retailer. No matter which one you choose, you'll be rewarded with accurate measurements delivered to you in a couple of different ways. GolfBuddy recently introduced their new Vo...




Westin Kierland Golf Club Unveils New TurfRiders

With innovation as its hallmark, The Westin Kierland Golf Club recently unveiled yet another fun way to enjoy its 27 holes with the launch of their new TurfRiders. With their golf bag secured to the back of the two-wheeled TurfRider, a golfer can cruise around the Westin Kierland Golf...




Loudmouth Golf

Are you just an average run of the mill golfer? Do you want your fellow golfers to take notice of you at your next golf outing? Do you want to make a statement? If you answered yes to these questions (or even just the first), then Loudmouth has the answer. But I'm not just talking...




Things To Do in Spring Training - Phoenix Area

The popping of the gloves, the cracks of the bats, John Fogerty's "Centerfield" on the loud speaker - hearing those sounds this time of year gives baseball fans goosebumps. They signify that Spring Training has arrived and everyone is a World Series contender - yes, even the Chicag...




Interview With Heather Risk, LPGA T&CP Head Golf Professional Oakcreek Country Club

Below is an interview with Heather Risk, LPGA T&CP, the Head Golf Professional at Oakcreek Country Club. The following are a few traditional and non traditional golf centric questions that I love to ask influential people in the golf industry. Can you provide our readers a brief...




Getting To Know: Oakcreek Country Club

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Heather Risk who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must eats ...




Putt Like You Are Bowling

Have you ever noticed how professionals in other sports are pretty good golfers? This is not by accident. Athletes have one common denominator with other professionals, excellent eye-hand coordination. Bowling is a great example of this statement. Have you ever watched a professional ...




Firm Lead Wrist for More Speed

Over the last three months I have experienced various renditions of the golf swing. The biggest common fault is the flipping of the hands. The number one request I get is to hit the ball longer. One key factor is that the clubhead speed must increase to get more distance. More importa...




Pace Yourself

One of the swing flaws that I see quite often is the inconsistency in the rhythm in which golfers swing the club. If you happened to see the recent Northern Trust Open, you witnessed the smooth even tempo swing of Fred Couples. This is a swing that has held up for many years and is re...




Consistency is the Key

The other day I was giving a golf lesson to one of my very good students and the discussion came up about his lack of consistency in hitting greens, or the lack of hitting greens in regulation. We talked about ways to increase the percentage of greens hit and the best suggestion is to...




It's Over Before It Starts

Occasionally, I will hear a golfer say I am having trouble getting the club started. The mindset is already in the tank so the swing is over before it is started. The club is picked up or swung to the outside of your path line or way inside the path line. The player is clueless and st...




Fine Tune Your Fundamentals Now

At the start of every year, the PGA Tour players go through a re-tooling of their golf swings. They don't reconstruct their swings. They go to their golf instructors to re-enforce the fundamentals of their golf swing. Every year Jack Nicklaus would start out the year by spending time ...




I Want To Hit It There

One of our readers requested this month's tip. 95% of all golfers cannot or do not line up to hit the ball to their target. I will watch them practicing and ask one simple question, "Where are you trying to hit the ball?" The answer to me is, "I want to hit it out there". Usually out ...




Arizona Golfer Play Like You Have B.O.

Have you ever noticed how many golfers have flying elbows on their backswings? In my lifetime, there have only been a small percentage of golfers that have been able to swing the club in this manner and be successful at it. The remaining percentage of golfers that swing the club this ...




Firm Lead Wrist for More Speed

Over the last three months I have experienced various renditions of the golf swing. The biggest common fault is the flipping of the hands. The number one request I get is to hit the ball longer. One key factor is that the clubhead speed must increase to get more distance. More import...




Water Down Your Putting

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a great golf tip that I thought would be great to share this month. Paul Azinger, one of the best putters on the PGA TOUR, was the player who revealed this great tip. Try this and watch how many more putts you will make when you are...




It's Not Your Swing...It's Your Full Swing Fundamentals

I am always approached by players wanting to change there golf swing. When I ask why, they will tell me they want to hit it longer or straighter; higher or lower. Either way, I always say, "Your swing is your swing and without having good swing fundamentals your chances of success dim...




Be Open to Tough Rough

While watching the PGA Tour players battle the 4 to 7 inch high rough at the Waste Management Phoenix Open this month, you saw the players make adjustments in club selection and addressing the golf ball. The thick rough will reek havoc on the clubhead speed and cause very poor shot re...




Phoenix Golf and College Football Championship Guide

Football fans from across the country will invade the Valley of the Sun in early January, with the hope that their favorite college football team will hoist a championship trophy. This includes the championship trophy for the College Football Playoff National Championship. The Univ...




Southern Dunes Golf Review

Southern Dunes is located in Maricopa AZ about 1/2 hour south of the Phoenix Airport. Nothing much surrounds it. It was founded as a men's only private club in 2002 and designed by Schmidt-Curly, with the help of Fred Couples It was purchased by the Ak-Chin Indian Community in July ...




Travel Spotlight: Quivira Golf Club - Cabo St Lucas Mexico

I am staying at the Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resort and Spa, and tomorrow morning I am going to get up early to watch the sun peak its head over the Sea of Cortez and provide me with a spectacular sunrise from my balcony. This particular hotel is adults only but several others on t...




Getting To Know: Arizona Biltmore Golf Club

Whether you have played a course 20+ times a year or looking to play the course for the first time, insights from an insider can help enhance your golf experience. Below is an interview with Justin Creighton who shares some valuable tidbits about the course, memorable holes and must e...




Interview With Ricky Potts, Digital Communications Manager Troon

Below is an interview with Ricky Potts, the Digital Communications Manager at Troon. The following are a few traditional and non traditional golf centric questions that I love to ask influential people in the golf industry. Can you provide our readers a brief biography? In...




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