Otter Creek Golf Course – The Less Things Change

The less good things change, the more good things stay the same. “We really haven’t made many changes lately,” Head Golf Professional Curt Ingham acknowledges, (not since the massive, multi-million dollar 2009 Paul Miller renovation) and I know that, but that fact is saying something on its own.

Island Resort And Casino – Credibly Incredible

What if I told you there’s a golf destination that’s essentially in both Michigan and Wisconsin with a new course, a great course and with easy package-access to two other very trendy courses (four courses total), all based out of a central Casino Resort. Would you want to know more about this place?

PICK SIX – AMERICAN GOLF DESTINATIONS

We have plenty of amazing golf in the Midwest – just down the street, across the state line, less than a day’s drive away. We are literally surrounded by Top 100 courses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas, but sometimes we want to see how the “other half lives” – how good or great the golf is elsewhere in the country.

PGA Women’s Player of the Year – Lori Money (Deer Run Golf Club)

You can always tell when you’re in the presence of great character. There is often a palatable lift in the air, a boost of enthusiasm and a bit of magic in the room. During those moments have a look around, everyone is probably smiling. Some people know how to bring this extra positivity into the world and Lori Money is definitely one of those people.

Golf Is Connected

The Psychic attended the 2020 edition of the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. How was it? In one word – OVERWHELMING!
As the Delta jet touched down at MSP the Psychic was suddenly slapped with a cruel dose of reality.

Decade Of Dominance – Joining Arnie’s Army

As we turn the page on another decade, it seems like the right time to look back at the players who dominated the game over the past 60-odd years. Tee Times will be featuring a series on the individual champions who rose above their peers and carried the flag for the game we love.

Inside The Ropes With Joe The Pro – The 2020 PGA Merchandise Show

As I walked into the over 1 million square-foot Orange County Convention Center that was hosting the 2020 PGA Merchandize show I wondered if I was going to find any game changing technology.

Minnesota Section PGA 2019 Players Of The Year

There is one name that might stick out in Minnesota Section member’s and other golfers across the region’s minds when they think of one of the greatest golfers in the area: Don Berry. But one of the most prolific golfers in the Section doesn’t see himself in that light – yet.

Birdies And Beauty At Wild Marsh Golf Club

Birdies And Beauty At Wild Marsh Golf Club

Off the top of my head I can’t think of a more appropriately named golf course than Wild Marsh. The natural wetlands at this Buffalo, Minnesota track have been perfectly worked into a splendid course design that brings plenty of those wet carries, natural bird habitat and stunning scenery right to your golf cart window.

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A First-Class Ride At Riverwood National Golf Course

A First-Class Ride At Riverwood National Golf Course

Golf tends to pride itself on retaining an old world charm even in the face of the annual onslaught of technology that equipment manufacturers bring to our doorstep. Granted, there is honor in adhering to the traditional values which have their roots deep in the Scottish Middle Ages but… why not make life a little more comfortable?

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A Hidden Gem At Heritage Links

A Hidden Gem At Heritage Links

Situated in the big sky, rolling landscape around Lakeville lies a gem of a course. The Heritage Links Golf Club often gets overlooked among the collection of high profile courses in this corner of the Twin Cities, but that is about to change.

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Pebble Creek Golf Club – A Stone’s Throw Away

Pebble Creek Golf Club – A Stone’s Throw Away

Many locals, with enough firsthand experience to know, insist Pebble has more character than several TOUR stops. The difference is, people outside of Minnesota don’t know about Pebble Creek, which only leaves more tee times for the rest of us.

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History Marches On At Les Bolstad Golf Course

History Marches On At Les Bolstad Golf Course

There are a handful of blue-chip historic courses across the greater Twin Cities area and the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course is certainly in that league. Having morphed and reinvented itself several times since opening as a nine-hole course in 1915.

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The Wilds Golf Club – Realizing Their Potential

The Wilds Golf Club – Realizing Their Potential

If a change can do you good, then several changes should make you really good, right? The Wilds Golf Club is primed to find out. Head Golf Professional Scott Reuter is an ambitious man, and success has followed him throughout his golf management career.

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Stairway To Deer Run Golf Club

Stairway To Deer Run Golf Club

At Deer Run Golf Club, there is a clear sense that someone has their eye on the big picture and someone has an eye on the small details. You notice it as you pull into the well-organized layout, make your way up to the clean clubhouse and check in for what is about to become a truly first-class golf outing.

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PRIORITIES

PRIORITIES

A few weeks ago, a local Pro was talking about how he gets too wound-up in big golf tournaments. I get it. You get it… we all get it. What’s the secret to not losing your mind under pressure?

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PGA Women’s Player of the Year – Lori Money (Deer Run Golf Club)

PGA Women’s Player of the Year – Lori Money (Deer Run Golf Club)

You can always tell when you’re in the presence of great character. There is often a palatable lift in the air, a boost of enthusiasm and a bit of magic in the room. During those moments have a look around, everyone is probably smiling. Some people know how to bring this extra positivity into the world and Lori Money is definitely one of those people.

read more
Golf Is Connected

Golf Is Connected

The Psychic attended the 2020 edition of the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. How was it? In one word – OVERWHELMING!
As the Delta jet touched down at MSP the Psychic was suddenly slapped with a cruel dose of reality.

read more
Decade Of Dominance – Joining Arnie’s Army

Decade Of Dominance – Joining Arnie’s Army

As we turn the page on another decade, it seems like the right time to look back at the players who dominated the game over the past 60-odd years. Tee Times will be featuring a series on the individual champions who rose above their peers and carried the flag for the game we love.

read more
Ernie Rose Golf – Professional Fun

Ernie Rose Golf – Professional Fun

Few golf facilities in the Midwest can offer the advanced and everyday golfer what Ernie Rose Golf in Eden Prairie can… not just one but two professional golfers – actual TOUR Players and TOUR Caddies – who know everything about the game and can help you learn everything about yours.

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Minnesota Section PGA 2019 Players Of The Year

Minnesota Section PGA 2019 Players Of The Year

There is one name that might stick out in Minnesota Section member’s and other golfers across the region’s minds when they think of one of the greatest golfers in the area: Don Berry. But one of the most prolific golfers in the Section doesn’t see himself in that light – yet.

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If I Was…In Charge Of The USGA And R&A

If I Was…In Charge Of The USGA And R&A

About this time last year, golf’s governing bodies unveiled a brand-new Rules of Golf. So, I took it upon myself to try and offer a more common sense, if not semi-humorous approach to rule changes.

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The Wilds Golf Club – Some Kind Of Wonderful

The Wilds Golf Club – Some Kind Of Wonderful

How are we supposed to keep our golf games in shape? Where do we go to maintain our sanity… to hit balls, hang out with similar-minded golf friends and ultimately pretend that… well… baby, it isn’t so darn cold outside?

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Making The Most Of Winter

Making The Most Of Winter

October/November means the end of the golf season for most of us in Minnesota. But just because the season is ending, it doesn’t mean they you have to stop working on your golf game.

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Pace Of Play/Pre-Shot Routine

Pace Of Play/Pre-Shot Routine

While incidences of slow play on the PGA TOUR are a concern because of the trickle-down effect that it has on everyday play, slow play in the amateur game and at your local golf course is a major hindrance to the game of golf.

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Practice Like A Trial Lawyer

Practice Like A Trial Lawyer

“Practice like a trial lawyer” means that the attorney’s job is to gather and discover evidence one way or the other about his/her client and the incident that caused them to “get together” in the first place.

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It’s All About Speed

It’s All About Speed

There are three elements when looking at putting; direction, distance control, and green reading. Of the three, distance control is the most important.

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Divots Can Tell You Everything

Divots Can Tell You Everything

Are you aware of the four primary Ball Flight Laws? If you decided to change careers and become a PGA Professional, you’d have to for a passing grade. Without this understanding, I believe that golf instruction would still be a primitive art and certainly not a science.

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Improving Your Approach

Improving Your Approach

According to Peter Sanders, golf statistician and founder of www.ShotByShot.com the average golfer (15-19 handicap) will have 20 approach shots per round. These approach shots are shots that are hit from 51 yards or more from.

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Data Driven At Club Champion

Data Driven At Club Champion

Swinging like a PGA TOUR Player probably isn’t going to happen for 99% of us, but if Club Champion has any say in it, we will all be given the best chance possible.

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Turning Four Shots Into Three

Turning Four Shots Into Three

You always hear that short game is the easiest way to lower your scores and if you look at it statistically, it truly is. According to golf statistician Peter Sanders, founder of Shot by Shot players who shot in the 90’s on average, hitting less than five greens in regulation and save par from off of the green less than 20% of the time.

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Dad’s Day Bevis

Dad’s Day Bevis

As we head into the month of June, and our weather finally turns true to its season, we know we can prepare to gear up for a few things – more time for grilling outside and more libations for pairing!

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Going Green

Going Green

Everywhere you turn these days, producers from every label are touting ‘organic’. From cereal to mac n cheese, wine, and into the world of liquor. But have we really ever stopped to think about what all of this labeling really means?

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Beyond Chardonnay And Pinot Grigio

Beyond Chardonnay And Pinot Grigio

According to the country’s most recent wine industry reports, Americans really only consume approximately four grapes. Considering there are over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes in the world, we have a considerable way to go before we can begin to categorize ourselves oenophiles.

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Going Green

Going Green

Everywhere you turn these days, producers from every label are touting ‘organic’. From cereal to mac n cheese, wine, and into the world of liquor. But have we really ever stopped to think about what all of this labeling really means?

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Perfectly Pairing Your ‘Reds’

Perfectly Pairing Your ‘Reds’

It should come as no surprise that the instinctive wine choice for a mouthwatering pan seared or perfectly grill marked steak hot off the grill is red, but have you ever truly analyzed the exact choice of red grape when pairing to your favorite cuts of meat? I

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Golfers And Wine – A Perfect Blend

Golfers And Wine – A Perfect Blend

As many know we are fortunate to be hosting the 2016 matches of the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National and the U.S. team is captained by golf professional, Davis Love III. A gentleman that not only shares great passion for the game of golf, but of another subject that happens to be quite near and dear to my own profession and passions, wine.

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The Tournament Club Of Iowa – The King Of Clubs

The Tournament Club Of Iowa – The King Of Clubs

Iowa deserves some love on America’s “Top 100 PUBLIC Golf Course” lists – a fact that would likely go unchallenged among the state’s 250,000 golfers. But… which course? For my money, and I’ve said this for years, the club that most deserves inclusion is the Tournament Club of Iowa.

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Otter Creek Golf Course – The Less Things Change

Otter Creek Golf Course – The Less Things Change

The less good things change, the more good things stay the same. “We really haven’t made many changes lately,” Head Golf Professional Curt Ingham acknowledges, (not since the massive, multi-million dollar 2009 Paul Miller renovation) and I know that, but that fact is saying something on its own.

read more
Island Resort And Casino – Credibly Incredible

Island Resort And Casino – Credibly Incredible

What if I told you there’s a golf destination that’s essentially in both Michigan and Wisconsin with a new course, a great course and with easy package-access to two other very trendy courses (four courses total), all based out of a central Casino Resort. Would you want to know more about this place?

read more
PICK SIX – AMERICAN GOLF DESTINATIONS

PICK SIX – AMERICAN GOLF DESTINATIONS

We have plenty of amazing golf in the Midwest – just down the street, across the state line, less than a day’s drive away. We are literally surrounded by Top 100 courses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas, but sometimes we want to see how the “other half lives” – how good or great the golf is elsewhere in the country.

read more
King’s Walk Golf Course – Royal Fun

King’s Walk Golf Course – Royal Fun

I can’t say I’d walk 300 miles to play The King’s course in Grand Forks, North Dakota, but I’d certainly drive it (again). I wish I lived even closer, but four and a half easy hours of interstate is all that separates the Twin Cities golfer from North Dakota’s only Arnold Palmer Signature Course.

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Hawktree Golf Club – Better To Be Lucky

Hawktree Golf Club – Better To Be Lucky

How often do you realize your dreams? Depends on the dream I guess. A dream to me might not be a dream to you, and vice versa, but it was always a dream of mine to play Hawktree Golf Club in Bismarck, North Dakota until I realized it.

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