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8 Tips to Help Ensure Your Junior Golfer Won't Burn Out

Posted by John Hughes on May 3, 2016 7:23:20 AM

8_Tips_to_Help_Ensure_Your_Junior_Golfer_Wont_Burn_Out.jpgAs parents, it's important that we nurture our children and motivate them to become the best they can be, but how much direction is too much direction? Are you struggling to keep your young golfer focused? Are there days when your child just doesn't want to put the work in?

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Topics: Junior Golf

8 Ways Being a Golf Club Member Enhances Your Life

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 29, 2016 7:16:43 AM

8_Ways_Being_a_Golf_Club_Member_Enhances_Your_Life.jpgMaking the decision to join a championship-level golf club is an easy one, but it's certainly one you won't regret. There are so many benefits of becoming a member that they are impossible to measure, but as time goes by, the value of a membership as it relates to your quality of life will become more and more obvious. Here are just a few ways a membership at a championship-level club can enhance your life.

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Topics: Golf Course, Golf Club Membership

How to Find the Right Golf Club Membership in Southern California

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 26, 2016 10:57:42 AM

Are you ready to take your game to the next level? Are you excited about finding opportunities to enhance your business relationships? Or perhaps you are looking for fun activities and a place to spend quality time with your friends and family? Avid golfers in Southern California have many championship golf clubs to choose from, so it's important to understand your wants and needs heading into the selection process. In order to pick the right golf club membership, you must first determine how a championship golf club can meet your criteria.   

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

What Does An Avid Golfer's Typical Day on the Course Look Like?

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 20, 2016 6:46:46 AM

For the avid golfer, a typical day on the course begins long before the ritual lacing up of the golf shoes, before the warm up on the range, and the stroll to the first tee. For the truly passionate player, the typical day begins at the beginning, with thoughts towards the round, possibly over that first blessed cup of Joe. From there, his day proceeds in three stages: Getting ready, playing the game, and reflection.

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Topics: Avid Golfers

How Southern California Golf is Different

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 13, 2016 11:51:05 AM

A round of golf is never the same twice. Each course has its own character, design, flow and is full of nuances. Some courses are more appealing than others. Just as each course is different, so it is possible for entire regions to distinguish themselves, to carve out a unique space in the golfing world.

Nowhere is this truer than in Southern California. Bounded north to south by Los Angeles and San Diego, east to west by ocean and desert, this remarkable zone brings depth of play, unique settings and a variety of golfing experiences unlike any other.

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Topics: Golf Course

8 Traits of an Exceptional Avid Golfer

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 7, 2016 11:41:20 AM

One of the driving forces of regular golfers is to lower their score. One could say a golfer is never 100% satisfied with his or her game, even when they shoot a great score. So how is success in golf best measured? One doesn’t have to hoist a trophy or cash a paycheck to be an exceptional golfer. For many of us, it's not enough to just play the game on a regular basis. We want to be good at it. According to the USGA, 25.1% of golfers with an official handicap have an index of 10.0 or better. That's 1 out of 4. So what does it take to become one of those single-digit golfers?

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Topics: Avid Golfers

How to Sell Your Spouse on a Golf Club Membership

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 5, 2016 7:45:29 AM

Note: The writer of this post is a male, and therefore, this post is directed toward the male significant other. If you are a woman looking to convince your guy/significant other, well … it's admittedly difficult for this writer to deduce your powers of persuasion.. Let's face it, your significant other is more than likely feigning his apprehension. On the other hand, he may be  trying to sell you on a membership, and if that's the case, this post can help you fight off the urge to give in just long enough to surprise him with a golf club membership at the perfect moment!

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Topics: Industry Trends, Golf Club Membership

How a Golf Club Membership Can Be Used for a Lifetime

Posted by John Hughes on Feb 29, 2016 9:39:12 AM

It’s easy on a sunny, warm Sunday afternoon to think: This is it, this is why I joined this club, to be right here, for moments like these.

The daily and weekly pleasures of golf club membership probably speak for themselves. From being out on the course to unwinding in the clubhouse, the golf club membership is its own immediate reward.

Still, the pleasures of a golf club membership extend further than just today. The things learned and experienced here can go with one for a lifetime.

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

4 Key Traits of Distinguished Golf Club Members

Posted by John Hughes on Feb 11, 2016 11:22:30 AM

Just as there are those who drive Fords and those who Ferraris, golf club members come in varied types. That’s as it should be: With so many types of clubs available, there is a place for seeking to get into the game or looking to progress in the game.

That being said, there are some traits that will typically identify those who choose membership in one of the more distinguished clubs – elements of style and substance that set them apart from other players.

Before looking at the common traits among the members of distinguished clubs, it’s helpful to understand the clubs themselves. What exactly constitutes a truly “distinguished” golf club?

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

How Golf Lessons Equal Life Lessons

Posted by John Hughes on Feb 5, 2016 9:04:16 AM

We've all heard the adage "Golf mirrors Life", but you might be surprised how true that saying really is. Golf is a great game, but it’s a fickle game; and the avid golfer knows all too well that the lessons learned in golf can almost always be applied to successful living, whether it be dealing with adversity, improving abilities, or social interactions. So let's take a look at what some of the world's greatest golfers and scholars (and Chuck Norris) have to say about it. You might be surprised by the similarities.

"Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots — but you have to play the ball where it lies." ~ Bobby Jones

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Topics: Golf Club Membership

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