10. The Scottish LinksMix up this light and fruity cocktail with 50ml Glenmorangie Original, 15ml fresh lemon, 20ml chamomile honey, 15ml fresh pink grapefruit juice, and 10ml Manzanilla sherry. To mix, shake and strain into a rocks glass, then top with soda. For a little extra twirl, garnish this drink with pink grapefruit & chamomile flowers – but don’t say we told you so. 9. The Tee Off Step up the tee with this cocktail which calls for 50ml of Glenmorangie Original along with 50ml of cold early grey tea, 20ml of fresh lemon juice, 15ml of simple syrup, and finally bitter lemon. Shake all the ingredients, strain into a highball and then top it off with the bitter lemon. Garnish is optional, but it should be an orange twist if you’re feeling it. 8. The Birdie First, knock it on in regulation. Then pour 50ml of your favorite gin, 15ml of St. Germain, 20ml of lime juice, 10 ml sugar syrup, and five fresh mint leaves. Throw it all together in a Boston shaker, with ice. Shake furiously for 10 seconds, followed by a double strain into a martini glass. You can’t birdie them all if you don’t birdie the first. 7. The Eagle This drink will be make you see two-under par. It calls for 35ml of Eden Mill Golf Gin, 12.5ml of fresh lemon juice, 15ml of Maraschino Liqueur, and an optional dash of crème de violette. Combine the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until it is chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish. Drink it in, an eagle always goes down smooth. 6. The Bobby Jones A timeless classic. Fill a cocktail shaker with 4-5 ice cubes. Add 1.5oz of brandy, 1/2oz of crème de cacao, and 1/4 tsp of grenadine. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice and shake away. Strain this mixture into a chilled tumbler and drink to a legend.To read the recipes for the rest of these tasty cocktails for golfers, go here! Source : Swing by Swing foodanddrink.scotsman.com pinterest.com Twitter/@Blackbird_Chi Twitter/@Maitlandfield Pictures : oodanddrink.scotsman.com pinterest.com Twitter/@Blackbird_Chi Twitter/@Maitlandfield
I was inspired to write this article by a quote I come across from a friend of mine, Melinda Harrison, a former Olympic swimmer who specializes in helping athletes transition from the world of sport to their next great venture.
“If you do not see the wave coming, it can smack you down and pull you under leaving you feeling tossed around, upside down, gasping for breath and picking out sand from areas you never knew existed,” she wrote.
I knew this feeling well in my golf game. I was tossed around often. In fact, these waves were blind spots that eventually derailed a golf career that had promise. I found myself metaphorically picking sand from areas I never knew existed (far too many times), and I wasn’t understanding how it was happened. What are the blind spots in your game? Those waves you don’t see coming that leave you tossed around and falling short of your capabilities. Right now is a great time of the year to roll up your sleeves and reflect on what happened during the year — and what you might do in 2017 to get more enjoyment and make some positive strides in your game. How was your golf year? Happy with it? Wanting more? In a reflection exercise, I highly recommend you consider your own blind spots, and what might be unconsciously holding you back from moving forward and getting more out of your game.To see the examples of what to look for in your mental game, go here! Source : John Haime Golfwrx Pictures : Susan Golfwrx
Blind spots damage performanceWorking with world-class performers every day, I can assure you that understanding blind spots is important in performance. Almost every performer I have worked with has them, and I expect you do, too. Part of my job is to help these world-class performers identify their blind spots, making sure they have a clear view of what’s beneath their awareness and might therefore be holding them back. Let’s highlight the idea of blind spots by using my own professional golf career as an example. This may help you start thinking about your own blind spots and get the wheels turning. I had a few tendencies that were constantly beneath my awareness that kept me on the treadmill and not striding forward on a steady, consistent career path. A few examples:
In today’s Impact Show, we talk about when and how to set your wrists in the backswing. We also share our preferences and ideas on how to set the wrists, although there is no one way to do it.Source : Meandmygolf
With the Hero World Challenge taking place at Albany in the Bahamas this week, we can’t help the fact our tropical juices are flowing. As much of the nation prepares for the long haul of winter, we can all use some sand, sun, and most importantly, golf in our lives. That said, we rounded up a list of the top 10 courses in the Caribbean. Casa de Campo (Teeth of the Dog) Check it out. Sandy Lane This Tom Fazio design was the host of the World Cup of Golf in 2006, located in the Barbados Islands. This is a public course, with solid terrain throughout. The 195-yard par-3 9th catches most people’s attention with an elevated tee shot onto a rather scary green. Of course, all of this takes place under the supervision of other golfers who have a great view of this whole from the clubhouse. See the course. Coco Beach This Puerto Rican course is built in close proximity to the Rio Grande. This resort actually contains four different courses, but all are equally magical. The Lakes and Oceans nines make up the Championship course, while the Mountain and Palms nines formed the International course back when Trump owned it in 2015. It has since been bought back by Coco Beach Golf and Country Club. Check it out. White Witch White Witch is a beautifully built course in Jamaica. Keith Stein situated this course 12 miles northeast of Montego Bay. While the course looks green and inviting at first, its namesake is the “White Witch of Rose Hall,” Anne Palmer. She was an early 19th century mistress of the former sugar plantation on which the course is built. It is rumored she abused her slaves and practiced voodoo, on top of murdering three husbands. The par-three 17th is a signature hole, with the beach white bunker contrasting against the lush green, with a lone tree in the back popping out against the ocean blue. See it here. Cinnamon Hill Golf Course Another course located in the beautiful and cultural Jamaica, Robert von Hagge helped redesign this course in 2002. This course is a neighbor to the previous course on the list, White Witch. While it does have some of the same sloping lands, Cinnamon Hill incorporates natural ruins such as bridges and rock walls, and even an ancient aqueduct. Check it out.Located in La Romana, Dominican Republic, this course was designed by a name we know all too well: Pete Dye. He built it in tangent with his wife and it opened for play in 1971. This course spans of 7,350-yards and 7 of the 18 holes run along the coastline. To see the rest of the Top 10 Caribbean Courses, go here! Source : Swing by Swing Pictures : Getty Images
A little luck never hurt anybody, especially on the golf course. We can all think of times when wayward shots actually turned out to be the highlight of our round due to a fortunate bounce or break. Even the pros can use a little luck sometimes. Here is our list of the 10 amazingly lucky breaks we found, from professionals and amateurs alike. Darren ClarkeFormer Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke got away with murder on this approach a few years back. His shot looked like the only place it was going to end up was in the water. The ball danced around a couple of cliff faces before nestling itself right on the edge of the playable surface. All he could do was smile Matt JonesAustralian Matt Jones became friendly with a ridge of rocks during the third round of the 2013 PGA Championship. He ricocheted off and his ball shot towards the pin, only to settle down on the fringe and slowly roll back even closer to the hole. The golf gods were looking down on him that day.
Rory gets luckyTo see the rest of these unbelievable shots, go here! Source : Swing by Swing.It certainly seemed like Rory’s tee shot from a tournament in Dubai was headed straight for the water hazard. By sheer luck, he landed right on the cart bridge and popped up over to the other side where he had a wonderful lie for a recovery shot. Got to love those cart paths. Fuzzy ZoellerIn this clip, we see golfer Fuzzy Zoeller strike a tee shot that looks less than impressive at first. It lands beyond even the fringe of the green and into the surrounding rough. It stays there for a while, until it miraculously frees itself and rolls down the sloping green right into the cup. Just like he planned. Leif OlsonThis shot makes it seem like Olson had billiards on his mind when going through his round. This tee shot lands north of the pin but rolls back down the green until it strikes the shot of a previous player. By sheer luck, the balls hit each other in a way that the tee shot shoots straight for the hole for the ace. He won a new BMW with that shot!
At some point or another, we’ve all been standing on some tee, peering out at the green, and thinking to ourselves “I have no chance.” There’s also a strong possibility you’re not a professional golfer. PGA Tour players have a knack blocking out the trouble on any given hole, but there are a few holes out there that make even the best in the world cringe with fear. Here is our list of the top 10 most terrifying holes on the PGA Tour. #10 – 17th at TPC Sawgrass#9 – 18th at Trump National Doral #8 – 12 at Augusta National #7 – 18th at Quail Hollow To see the rest of the Top 10 Toughest Holes on the PGA Tour, go here! Source : Swing by Swing Pictures : Getty Images
In September earlier this year the world lost golf’s patriarch, Arnold Palmer. His stellar playing career aside, Palmer’s biggest achievements stretched well beyond the game. Known today as the originator of sports marketing, Palmer was one of the first athletes to turn his name into a brand. Using his image and business acumen, Palmer’s empire was valued at approximately $700 million upon his death. Here are three lessons business owners can learn from Arnold Palmer. Related: 5 Lessons Golf Teaches About How to Succeed at Your BusinessTo see the other two business lessons we can learn from Arnold Palmer, go here! Source : Tanner Simkins Entrepreneur Pictures : Getty Images
1. Take measured risks, explore new opportunities.At a time when athletes focused simply on their performance, Palmer opted to create a brand out of who he was on and off the fairway. This approach was not only entirely new to golf, it made him one of the most successful athletes of any sport well after his playing days ended. In his lifetime, he earned almost $4 million on the golf course; while earning more than 100 times that off it. In 2013 alone, Palmer made $40 million despite not playing a round of competitive golf since 2006. It was was unheard of for golfers to become household names, but Palmer was the first golfer to successfully break out of the golfing mold and gain widespread popularity among a variety of people. Later in life, Palmer attributed his brand equity to his willingness to stretch his business endeavors outside the narrow realm of golf. Palmer’s business ventures and diverse portfolio of endorsements all flowed through parent company Arnold Palmer Enterprises. This enabled Palmer to put his branded signature on golf clubs, lawn mowers, sunglasses and other products from cardigan sweaters to cigarettes and everything in between. Over the years Palmer was endorsed by Coca-Cola, Rolex, Cadillac, Hertz, United Airlines, Penzoil, Heinz, Callaway and many more. Palmer’s branding genius even extended to his self-made lemonade/ice tea blend dubbed “an Arnold Palmer”; now commercially licensed to AriZona Beverage Co. In 2015, the “Arnold Palmer” beverage alone eclipsed $200 million in sales. Early stage companies can look to Arnold Palmer as a model of effective diversification.
Now that you know you can make a full shoulder turn, it’s time to add some POWER back into your golf swing!Source : RotarySwing.com Golf Instruction
We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback from our tip of two weeks ago on golf and golf travel “hacks,” MacGyver-style. This week, we’re bringing you another slate, this time more geared toward potential off-course mishaps during your vacation. Let us know what you think of these and feel free to add your own ideas for travel hacks in the comments at the end of this piece… Does your hotel room’s squeaky bathroom door keep waking you up? Rub some soap on the hinges and it’ll swing as smooth as Ernie Els. Hotel room thermostat won’t adjust beyond a certain temperature? Google the name of the unit plus “override” or “bypass” for instructions on putting it in “VIP mode” so you can set it as warm or cool as you like. Many will revert back to standard mode in 72 hours. Find lint or pet hair all over your “dinner” outfit? Use the sticky side of your checked baggage tag as a makeshift lint roller. Forget something “universal” like a charging cable for your phone? Ask if you can borrow an unclaimed one at the hotel’s lost-and-found (just be sure to return it). Hotel room drapes won’t stay closed all the way? Use a hanger from the closet (the kind with the clips) to keep the light out.To see the rest of these ingenious ways to make your hotel stay easier, go here! Source : Tim Gavrich of GolfVacationInsider.com