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Three Hacienda Tour Professionals U.S. Open Bound

Posted by Alison Lillie on Jun 27, 2016 12:51:59 PM

This year Hacienda Golf Club will be well represented at the United States Open at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania and the United States Women’s Open at CordeValle Golf Resort in San Martin, California. For the first time in club history, three of our tour professional members will compete in tournaments that are regarded as the toughest tests in golf. Mark Anguiano (23), Angel Yin (18), and Jenny Shin (23) all call Hacienda “home” thanks to our Tour Professional Playing Privileges Program established years ago by our Board of Directors. The goal of this program is to leverage our unique golf culture at Hacienda by attracting and developing elite players. It also adds tremendous value to our member experience, particularly our growing junior golf corps.

Hacienda has long been a friend of junior golf. The difficult golf course attracts many families looking to give their kids, or associate members, a place to practice, play, and improve their games. In recent years, Hacienda has had a large group of these associate members excel in the game. We now have multiple AJGA champions, and Division I college players at our club. Last year, we even had one of our associate members, Beth Lillie at age 16, play in her first U.S. Women’s Open at Lancaster Country Club. One year later, we have three more players from Hacienda competing for the National Title!  

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3 Ways That Golf Courses in Southern California Have Changed the Game

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 27, 2016 10:38:46 AM

Over the years, Southern California golf courses have proven themselves exemplary terrain for pursuit of the Grand Pastime of golf. Generations of players have found both relaxation and challenge in the diverse rolling landscapes.

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The Best Junior Golf Tournaments in Southern California

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 20, 2016 9:00:00 AM

With its top-notch private clubs and vibrant golf culture, Southern California has earned a reputation as among the foremost golf destinations in the nation. From casual play to local competition to nationally recognized tournaments, Southern California offers an outstanding experience at every level of play.

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Topics: Junior Golf

College Golf Scholarships: 9 Recruiting Questions

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 17, 2016 10:00:00 AM

So you’ve got a pretty good  game, and you want to be a college golfer. Well, in order to get a scholarship to play golf, there’s more to it than just good scoring. The fact is, you may be competing for scholarship money with several other golfers with similar scores to yours. So when a college golf coach shows interest in you, be prepared. Here are just a few of the questions a college coach might ask a potential recruit.

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Topics: Junior Golf

3 Common Misconceptions About Junior Golf

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Junior golf has become an integral part of the sport in recent years. Golf clubs have stepped up, organizing junior leagues in order to help young people get into the game. Diverse local and national organizations have signed on, organizing formal instruction and active leagues in order to encourage junior golfers.

While the basic premise is clear—teach young people to play—there still are many misconceptions about the purpose and function of junior golf. Here are three myths and facts to consider.

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Topics: Junior Golf

The Best Time of Year for Golf in Southern California

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

If you are an avid golfer looking for the best golfing experience you can find anywhere, it doesn’t get any better than Southern California. Trying to determine the best time of year to golf in Southern California, however, is somewhat tricky. With the weather varying from mid-60s during the winter months and low-80s during the summer, the best time to golf in SoCal is, well, anytime.

But if you are looking for more information, here’s a few interesting facts to consider if you are looking to maximize your experience.

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6 Surprising Ways That Yoga for Golf Will Improve Your Game

Posted by John Hughes on Jun 2, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Who would have thought it? While most golfers are happy to walk down the fairways, make their swings and socialize at the club, others are tying themselves in knots wearing stretchy pants.

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5 Little-Known Facts About College Golf Scholarships

Posted by John Hughes on May 31, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When people think of college athletics, they typically go straight to the big-ticket items like football and basketball. Few recognize the possibilities for young golfers looking to take their game to the next level, but, in fact, a range of golf scholarships are available. For those unfamiliar with the possibilities, there are a few little-known things worth discovering.

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Topics: Junior Golf

4 Things to Look for in a Junior Golf Summer Camp

Posted by John Hughes on May 27, 2016 7:00:00 AM

 Summer’s coming and with it the promise of another season of learning more about golf. For those lucky enough to attend junior golf summer camps, those golden weeks are a chance to hone skills and develop new abilities in the game.

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Topics: summer golf

Sharpen Your Golf Game with These Drills

Posted by John Hughes on May 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Perhaps you are struggling to make improvements to your game recently, or maybe have you been setting goals and falling short of them. Or maybe, even though you may be an avid golfer, your game just isn’t as sharp as it used to be and you want to get back to where you were. Well, we’re here to help. If you are willing to put in a little practice time, these techniques can help you play much better golf.

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Topics: Avid Golfers

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