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Stay 3 nights in a 2-bedroom Villa at Pawleys Plantation and play 3 great tracks, all for $599/person!
- 3 Nights Lodging at Pawleys Plantation – 2-bedroom Villa (quad occupancy)
- Daily Breakfast
- Golf with cart at:
- Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
- True Blue Golf Club
- Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club
In 2011 The Wall Street Journal reported a study from the University of Hawaii that showed using a bat doughnut actually decreased a batter’s speed at the plate after warming up with a baseball doughnut. Researchers claim the use of a baseball doughnut can change the muscles recruited and therefore creates inefficient hitting mechanics. A study conducted by California State University, Fullerton found that recreational baseball players warming-up with a light and normal weight bat produced faster bat velocity compared to weighted bat warm-ups. Most research studies have found that the weighted bat doughnut has a positive mental effect yet negative physical effect. The “kinesthetic illusion” created by the bat doughnut makes players believe they are swinging the standard bat post warm-up with the bat doughnut when the subsequent swings are in fact, slower. This effect influences batters hitting mechanics and timing of swing. Click on the link below to see how science proves this theory. The science of speed! Source : The Sandtrap.com Wikipedia Pictures US Army
President Barack Obama is the 15th of the past 18 American presidents who has played golf. He doesn’t play often, but he did during a vacation in Hawaii in August. Vice President Joe Biden, who discovered golf less than 10 years ago, has a Handicap Index of 8.2. Here’s our ranking of the golfing presidents, with an assist from Don Van Natta Jr., author of the book, First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters from Taft to Bush. 1 John F. Kennedy Despite chronic back pain, averaged 80. 2 Dwight D. Eisenhower Had a green outside the Oval Office. 3 Gerald R. Ford Clumsy, but was a legitimate 80s-shooter. 4 Franklin D. Roosevelt At 39, polio robbed him of a powerful golf swing. 5 George H.W. Bush Once got his handicap down to 11. 6 George W. Bush Outgoing prez is a capable 15-handicapper. 7 Bill Clinton Can break 90, especially using his “Billigans.” 8 Barack Obama The lefty plays more hoops than golf. 9 Ronald Reagan Didn’t play often or well (best was low 90s). 10 Warren G. Harding Struggled to break 95. 11 William Howard Taft As hapless a golfer as he was a chief executive. 12 Woodrow Wilson Played more than Ike but almost never broke 100. 13 Richard M. Nixon He shot 79 once and quit the game. 14 Lyndon B. Johnson Played with senators to secure votes for the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 15 Calvin Coolidge When he vacated the White House, he left his clubs behind. Best Presidents by ability: 1. John F. Kennedy 2. Gerald Ford 3. Dwight D. Eisenhower (pictured) 4. Franklin D. Roosevelt 5. Bill Clinton 6. George H.W. Bush/George W. Bush 7. Barack Obama 8. Ronald Reagan 9. Richard Nixon 10. Woodrow WilsonSources : Golf Digest Links Magazine Pictures : Boston Public Library Don Graham
The year in golf could perhaps be summarized by two high-profile relationships that went south. The first one is that of PGA TOUR superstar Rory McIlroy and his then-fiancé, Caroline Wozniacki. Immediately upon their breakup in May, Rory won his first event in 18 months at Wentworth and then proceeded to capture The Open Championship, The Bridgestone WGC, the PGA, and regained his world #1 ranking. His return to form has been extremely popular. For complete coverage of this article from the NGF, click here.Source – Unfortunately, 2014 was also the year when the relationship between the media and golf took a turn for the worse. Press coverage took on a sharply negative narrative about the recreational game and business of golf. Hundreds of non-golf media outlets decided that the so-called “demise of golf” was a popular story worthy of their airtime, ink and pixels. NGF Dashboard Pictures – Ed Balaun (supergolfdude)
A round of golf should be completed in approximately four hours. Players should be aware of their position on the course at all times and should attempt to keep up with the group in front of them. Letting faster players play through is a recommended courtesy. Players are encouraged to use the most forward tees and to tee the ball up in the fairway to speed up play. Golfers are encouraged to play “ready golf.” Whoever is ready to hit should hit. Putt out; don’t mark once you’ve started putting. Players should be careful that no one is standing close or in a position to be hit by the club or a ball. If a player hits a ball that may hit another player it is customary to shout “fore” in the direction of the player. Players are encouraged to show respect for their fellow players and not cause distractions (talking, rattling clubs, etc.) that will disturb them. On the putting green players should not step or stand on another player’s line to the hole. Players are encouraged to fix ball marks on the putting green; their own as well as those of other players. Replace divots in the fairway or fill with sand. After hitting a shot from a bunker the player should carefully rake the sand and smooth it for other players. Players may enlist the aid of a caddie to help them with their equipment or raking bunkers.For the complete list of Rules and Etiquette go here Source: LinkedIn – US Golf Leaders and Dave Felker Pictures : Steve Snodgrass Steve Collis