Thursday, December 27, 2012

Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues, powered by SNAG, to be introduced in U.S. Park and Recreation programs

I must commend Mr. Nicklaus for helping to create some outside of the box thinking or some thinking that should have happened at golf courses around the country long ago.  And kudos to the National Recreation and Parks Association to help make this financially available to the masses.
The game of golf has provided Nicklaus many opportunities during his career and Jack has given back in many ways throughout the years, not to mention the type of embassador that he is for the game of golf.
Without much information at this point it is hard to know what these programs will look like in the form of cost, activities, promotion, and cost.  Whoops! did I mention cost more than once?  Hopefully, these programs will remain affordable without the grants that the NRPA is seeking.  I manage three County operated golf courses as part of our San Luis Obispo County Parks and Rec program and I know I am interested in implementing this initiative at our courses!  Any way we can continue to attempt to attract new generations of golfers to the game is good in my opinion.  Stay tuned as this program rolls out and information becomes available.

Please read the link below to find information regarding these programs.

Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues, powered by SNAG, to be introduced in U.S. Park and Recreation programs

"Golf is a simple game made difficult by man."
~ Tom Haliburton, British golf instructor

Saturday, December 22, 2012

SLO Golf Card 2013 for $99

The 2013 SLO Golf Card makes a great stocking stuffer for the golfer on your list!  There simply is no better golf value on the Central Coast.  The card offers up to 40% off of our already reasonable green fees 365 days per year with no time limitations and special promotions throughout the year.  The membership includes play at three distinctly different courses:  Morro Bay has ocean views from every hole, Chalk Mountain is a traditional American style course carved through the hills of a Coastal Oak forest, and Dairy Creek is a links style course with rocky arroyos and breathtaking vistas of the nine sister ancient volcanic peaks.

Your membership affords you 6 guest passes so that you can bring your friends to pay the low rate of $29 anytime.  If purchased by December 31, you will get 3 free rounds of golf up front, so the card virtually pays for itself the minute you buy it and then you receive your discounts every time you play!  When you buy a SLO Golf Card your spouse can get their card for only $50 and you can also get up to two FREE Jr. cards and your child's green fees are always $6 each time they play.  As stated before this truly is the best golf value on the Central Coast and perhaps all of California.  Don't take my word for it, get your SLO Golf Card(s) today!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Unbelievable putt(s)? Non-anchored even.

I got this video from the National Golf Foundation website and I have never seen anything like it before.  I am not sure how many takes they tried before they made it happen, but either way the childlike excitement of these gentlemen is something that is great to see.  We need more celebrations like this on every course.  What a great example of what golf should and social!  Can you and your friends make 7?  Enjoy this video.

"It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when playing golf."
   ~ Robert Lynd, British essayist       

Friday, December 7, 2012

The man, the myth, the legend...Moe Norman!

I was recently introduced to the late Moe Norman during my trip North Carolina and the Pinehurst area.  As a golf enthusiast I had never come across the name before or perhaps I had and did not register it into my brain for safe keeping.  You could say what kind of a golf enthusiast am I if I have not heard of this man?  Well it turns out that many golfers have never heard of this "Rainman of Golf."  Moe was an idiot savant so to speak for golf.  Considered the best ball striker ever by many tour players including Tiger and Jack!  Who is Moe Norman, many may ask?  Well please view the following video for a glimpse into the life of a cast off golf genious that never did make it to the top of the game and arguably was never given the chance.

"Golf is not a game, it is a way of life, and we pass along its tortuous and humorous path, alas, but once."
~Malcolm Campbell, British humorist