2015 U.S. Open: A guide to Chambers Bay Golf Course
It seems every year the days leading up to the U.S. Open are filled with commentators and writers lauding the course for its historic place in American golf. It's generally not hyperbole either as the site of the U.S. Open tends to ooze with prestige and history. This year, the site of the 2015 U.S. Open was an uninhabited gravel pit less than 10 years ago. Chambers Bay doesn't have the history of a Merion Golf Club or the prestige of a Pebble Beach. Instead, it's a new entry into the world of major championship golf. A scenic links course sculpted along the coast of Puget Sound that looks like it would be a better fit in Scotland than the Pacific Northwest. Chambers Bay may be a relative unknown to the majority of the golf world, but that is about to change as it steps into the spotlight as the host site of the U.S. Open.
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BLUFFER'S GUIDE: GOLF'S KEY TERMS
Angle of attack: The relative angle at which the clubhead approaches the ball at impact which, in turn, helps determine the distance and trajectory the ball travels. Arcing: The player will tend to rotate the putter head open (as in the full swing), and then return it to square at impact. After impact, it will move back to the inside and then begin to close. Axis: Refers to a straight line (the spine) that the upper body rotates around in the course of the golf swing.
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These are the golf clubs that have been put up for sale in the last few months
Owner, Merseyside property developer Maghull Group, has not disclosed the exact asking price but the facility’s last set of accounts shows a turnover of more than £7.1 million. The resort has hosted the European Challenge Tour and Senior and European Pro Tour events. The golf facilities include an 18-hole parkland championship par course, nine-hole par three course, driving range and a PGA academy. The golf club has more than 500 members and includes a 26-bay floodlit weatherproof driving range and a golf shop. The resort also offers two large conference / banqueting rooms fully equipped for weddings, functions and other events. The largest room, the Ambassador, has a banquet capacity of 280 people with stunning backdrops and views over the golf course.
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Top 100 Golf Courses England 2015
Welcome to the most comprehensive ranking to date of the finest courses in England.
There are so many courses to highlight (we have focused on numbers 51-100, as they didn’t feature in last year’s GB&I ranking), so many stunning images to find a place for and so many feature articles to cram in, we need to get straight to the business of how we put it all together. Hopefully what follows answers any questions you have about our Top 100: Our panel of readers, who are efectively ‘Mystery Shoppers’. They visit the courses unannounced, pay the green fee and make their judgements. The list (and the Next 100) is an amalgamation of their opinions. No. This is done by other rankings inside and outside golf, but at this time the panel purely rank the course using a ‘mental’ aggregate of the various factors.
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Guide to tipping on the golf course
Let's say you've been invited to play a round as a guest by a friend who's a member of the local private country club. Or maybe there's a charity tournament going on at a course that you've never been to.
You drive up to the parking lot, and realize there's a bag drop and a valet. And once you reach the pro shop, you find out this club uses caddies and forecaddies. Are you supposed to tip? And if so, how much? We put those questions to our panel of PGA Professionals: Steve Whidden, director of instruction at Rosedale Golf & Country Club in Bradenton, Fla.; Chad Parker, general manager and director of golf at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta; Nicole Weller, head teaching professional at The Landings Club in Savannah, Ga.; and Christian Czaja, teaching professional at Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla.
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