2024 Golf Magazine Early Summer Issue - New Jersey / Pennsylvania Edition

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Summer is here, the weather is heating up and so is golf in our area.

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A course I played a lot when I started playing golf in my early twenties was Galloping Hill in Kenilworth. It was a pretty beat up 27-hole facility that was always wet and had a fun par three course as well. But it has now been transformed into a championship 18-hole course, with a state-of-the-art club house and a top-notch driving range and learning facility. Located right off of the Parkway at exit 138 it is also home to the New Jersey State Golf Association. It is a “Must Play” for all golfers.

Golf Course Architect Stephen Kay is responsible for some of the best public golf courses that have opened in New Jersey over the last 30 years. Along with numerous restoration projects he has improved the game of golf for all of us. He’s one of the most knowledgeable guys in turf and architecture. New Jersey, one of the original, and main, birthplaces of the Game of Golf, has had many of the Game’s greatest golf course architects build courses here, and Stephen Kay is one of the very best to do so.

If you are looking to do some traveling to play, two destinations you should look into are Landsdowne Resort in Leesburg Virginia and Tidewater Golf Club in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Both are spectacular.

Want to try something fun and different, remote controlled golf caddies are all the rage and Stewart Golf is the industry leader.

As a business owner and an entrepreneur in the vigorous environment of sports, particularly golf, Rich LaBar has found his passion and established his golf family. As the CEO and founder of LaBar Golf, a highly esteemed golf course construction, renovation, and irrigation company based in New Jersey, LaBar’s journey to success is largely attributed to the art of relationship building and the impact of positive leadership.

Here’s to nothing but Fairway and Greens!!

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Shore Gate Golf Club has been perpetually ranked as one of the top public golf courses in New Jersey. Carved out of the trees, Shore Gate allows each group to feel unbothered as they navigate the course from start to finish. Whether you are looking for a round of golf, a membership to a premier golf course, lessons, or just a driving range, we have it all. Located just two miles from the

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45 Holes of Championship Golf and So Much More

Seeking a weekend getaway within driving distance, while taking in some historic sights, sipping wine, and teeing it up? Consider Loudon County, Virginia, and its abundant vineyards, picture-perfect scenery and glorious views.

Twenty-five miles from Washington, D.C. awaits Lansdowne Resort, which boasts three of the region’s finest courses open to members and resort guests. Here, 500 perfect acres overlook the Potomac River Valley. The golf is not only good but offers great variety, thanks to two of the more imaginative architects working today. Then, assuming you can pull yourself off the courses, there’s much, much more to entertain!

The Robert Trent Jones Jr. course makes

the most of the area’s rolling terrain, bringing elevation, water, and mental challenge into play. For example, the par-3 13th hole drops some 50 feet from tee to green and requires carrying a creek as well as a stone wall that was built when Virginia was still a colony. The mix of classic and risk/reward holes will keep golfers or all skill levels engaged from start to finish.

The Greg Norman course, designed by one of the game’s best-known stars, is flatter, playing along the Potomac, through hardwood forest, and past rocky outcroppings, and includes a four-hole stretch at the end that the Shark himself labeled “the hardest mile in golf.” But power isn’t the only prerequisite as the golfer will have to make plenty of strategic decisions and make

careful club selections into the mostly raised greens.

Both courses offer a choice of tees, making them suitable for all. New or non-golfers, as well as juniors, families, and really anyone else, will have a blast on Norman’s “Sharkbite” course, nine entertaining holes with enough charm and challenge to guarantee a good time along with stunning river views.

If you’re looking to learn or improve your game, check out The Lansdowne Golf Academy. Instruction is available one-toone, in groups, and with a range of programs for juniors from 4 through teens. The Academy is one of the few facilities in the region with advanced biomechanics systems to capture and analyze every component of

the swing.

Golf is hardly the only recreation on property. There are two lighted tennis courts and three pickleball courts, where both equipment rental and court time are complimentary. The Fitness Center offers much more than your neighborhood gym, with the full range of machines as well as weights, suspension systems, group classes, and indoor heated pool and hot tub, access to hiking and biking rails (they’ll even lend you the bikes), and an outdoor basketball court. Then dive into the Aquatic Complex, where you’ll find three outdoor pools, both a waterslide and waterfall, the privacy of plush personal cabanas, and pool-side dining and drinking. Far less rigorous activity can be found in the exceptional Spa Minérale, where the

mind and spirit receive as much attention as the body. A long menu of treatments is available, along with steam rooms and dry saunas, whirlpools and salon services, and full-body experiences. Combination spa packages are available, as are packages for golfers, couples, and groups of all sizes.

Having made sure you’ve worked up an appetite, the resort offers dining from gourmet to casual, with regional cuisine and tavern fare, as well as poolside and by the golf course. Check the resort calendar for special wine dinners and live entertainment. And when it’s finally time to rest, luxurious guestrooms and suites feature the latest in style and amenities, swaddling guests with intimate elegance and comfort.

The website features seasonal packages and special offers. www.LansdowneResort.com 44050Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA 20176

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Walk…and Be Followed

Remote-Controlled Golf Caddies

are the

Rage

It’s hard to know for sure just how many golfers in the U.S. walk when they play. You’ve likely seen a few, and you might be an occasional walker yourself. But our own eyes tell us that carts are almost as big a part of the game as putting and cursing.

There are a number of strong arguments in favor of walking, starting with it’s better for your health. A recent study published in the European Journal of Sports Science reported that walking the course—whether carrying your bag or wheeling either a manual or electric “trolley” as the Brits call them—burns between 650 and 750 calories.

There’s also evidence that walking on grass, rather than driving on cart paths, sharpens your senses and appreciation for your surroundings as well as your skills. You just have to watch the PGA and LPGA Tour pros to understand how trodding the turf and using the experience to “feel” the conditions and prepare for the next shot is beneficial. Throw in the quiet, the energy, and the communing with nature and it’s no wonder playing the game on foot helps you play it better.

And yet, still we ride.

So how about we offer another reason to walk that’s rarely mentioned, but fits the growing appreciation for golf, notably by the millions of new golfers who’ve recently come to the game.

Done right, walking is more fun.

Not shlepping the bag, picking it up, throwing it over one or both shoulders, trudging to the ball, putting the bag down, and repeating that process 50, 60, or 100 times a round. If you want to have more fun, play golf with an electric trolley. Not one you have to push, but one that follows you like an obedient pet.

“Follow caddies” are three- or fourwheeled, battery-powered machines that carry your bag (and often other paraphernalia), and stay with you step by step thanks to a little remote control in your pocket or on your belt. The best of them,

like the three models from Stewart Golf—a leading electric-caddie manufacturer based in the UK, where walking is the rule, not the exception—have no problem going up and down hills, have more than enough power for a round or two, can safely roll on greens, and, most importantly follow the cardinal

rules for human caddies: “Show up, keep up, and shut up.”

Other features of Stewart’s VERTX, X10, and Q Follow trolleys include small

size and light weight. The top-of-the-line Q Follow series easily folds so compactly it fits in the front of a Porsche. The “MyGolfSpy” website called it the “easiest to fold and carry,” while declaring its follow operation “flawless.” It’s made from a microcellular composite material that is not only light but incredibly strong. And the Q Carbon Series comes in a choice of three stunning finishes—Red, Blue, and Raw— liquid-ceramic coatings as used in the aerospace, military, and automotive industries.

But what’s really cool about any Stewart Golf follow caddie is you get to walk unencumbered and unworried, knowing your sticks are as close as you want them. No zig-zagging across fairways, no running back for the wrong club, no face-full of your cart partner’s stinky stogie.

True, you won’t be able to blame a caddie for mis-clubbing you! And you’ll still burn all those calories.

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Galloping Hill Golf Course

Is A Must Play This Summer

If you’re looking for a terrific course to play some day, look no further than right off the Garden State ParkwaySouthbound, in Kenilworth. You can’t miss it, actually. Play Galloping Hill Golf Course.

One of two of Union County’s county -run golf courses, and home of the New Jersey State Golf Association, and site of the 2016 NJSGA State Open, Galloping Hill, is a terrific example of parkland-style golf with generous rolling fairways with several, and sometimes surprising, incredible elevations.

Known as New Jersey’s “home of public golf,”, Galloping Hill has a challenging, championship-scale course, that offers learning opportunities for all ages with three putting greens, a practice course, and all-weather driving range with world class

instructors. The state-of-the-art Clubhouse at Galloping Hill, which provides golfers and visitors with a top-quality playing experience and atmosphere which also includes The Hill Tavern sports bar overlooking the stunning, and lovely landscape of the gorgeous Raritan Valley.

Established in 1928 at the direction of course architect Willard Wilkinson, and formerly a 27-hole golf course, GH features 18 beautiful golf holes that have been renovated over its nearly 100 years by top architects Robert Trent Jones(1949), Alfred Tull(1953), Stephen Kay(1998) and Rees Jones(2013).

Elevation is maybe the main buzz word for Galloping Hill, and it applies both to the thrilling golfing experience that players will feel when they get to play there, but also literally with its many elevated tee boxes and greens along the way. Two terrific examples of GH’s elevation are its First and Tenth tee boxes, starting off two Par Fours measuring in the 300s with tee shots shooting straight down to narrow fairways. The 10th, which tees off almost right on the Southbound GSP, doglegs fairly severely down and to the right before straightening out. The second hole, meanwhile, goes straight uphill to an elevated green guarded by sand to the left and a massive False Front to the center and

right. Approach shots from anywhere within 130 yards will be played from a severe uphill lie. Hole No.3, which starts from right behind the 2nd Green, the highest point on the Property, a Par 4, plays like a short-to-medium sized Par 5 from what can feel like about 50 yards above the fairway into a prevailing breeze with a creek running across the run to the green.

Soon after that, there is the straight up-the-hill Par 3 Fifth. Though only playing about 100 to 120 yards(and about 150 from the Back Tees), 5 is a cliffhanger of a par 3 where accuracy with your lofted to long irons, or maybe even a hybrid, is a premium. Come up short, and your rolling straight back to the base. Go long and you will have a devilishly delicate chip to the green below.

The Ninth and 18th Holes, which run parallel to each other coming back to the Clubhouse, both play, like No.5, heading uphill to greens some 50, or so, feet above the tees and fairways. 18, a dogleg right Par 5 measuring a little less than 500 yards, gives goof golfers a better-

than-average shot at making par, or even birdie, and sometimes even eagle, to finish their round.

Galloping Hill’s Signature Hole is No.14, a long and treacherous Par 4 play-

ing uphill with out-of-bounds to the Right and a large pot bunker straight down its spine. The second swing is a blind shot to a green tucked into a hillside. Long grass and several bunkers come into play, left and around the putting surface catching wayward approaches and making double bogey a very real possibility.

“Galloping Hill Golf Course gives the golfer a country club feel at a municipal golf course. Being the crown jewel of the Union County Parks System, Galloping Hill is known as “the golf course that never sleeps.” With an 18-hole course and a 9-hole course, Galloping Hill hosts over 75,000 rounds of golf per year and over 400 social events in their banquet hall. In addition, they have a recently renovated sports bar named “The Hill Tavern” that welcomes not only golfers but thousands of local residents all year long,” said Galloping Hill’s General Manager Chris Flegar.

“The Learning Center at Galloping Hill opened in 2009, with 52 stalls (20 of them covered and heated for year-round use) and 4 practice greens for golfers of all experience levels to work on their game. Soon, they will be adding range technology to bring the already Top 50 GRAA rated practice facility to an even higher level.

To top it all off, Galloping Hill is not only the headquarters of the NJSGA as well as the NJ Golf Hall of Fame, but in 2016 was the first (and still only) public golf course chosen to host the New Jersey State Open. All of this adds up to a state of the art, full-service facility for everyone from the most experienced amateur or professional golfer to someone picking up the sticks for the first time.”

Whatever your golfing ability, Galloping Hill, with all that it has to offer, is where every New Jerseyean, and everyone else, should go and play.

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How the Art of Relationship Building is the Core of LaBar Golf’s Continued Success

As a business owner and an entrepreneur in the vigorous environment of sports, particularly golf, Rich LaBar has found his passion and established his golf family. As the CEO and founder of LaBar Golf, a highly esteemed golf course construction, renovation, and irrigation company based in New Jersey, LaBar’s journey to success is largely attributed to the art of relationship building and the impact of positive leadership. LaBar’s path to achieving his dream goes beyond rolling in the dozers and knowing the ins and outs of golf design; it’s about the connections made and maintained within the ever-evolving golf industry. Throughout the three decades of gaining experience, building relationships and launching the business, Rich has been able to not only build a career beyond his

wildest dreams but has also cultivated a community that is the foundation of his success.

LaBar’s love for the game of golf was established at a young age when he would tag along with his father, Richard LaBar Sr. who was an assistant superintendent at what is now Great Gorge Golf Club in Vernon, NJ. He went years without playing the game, but by observing every part of the business and embracing every moment in the field with his mentors, Gene Mulvihill especially, something about golf and the people alongside him made him feel at home and purposeful.

From the start, LaBar knew he couldn’t excel on his entrepreneur journey alone. He credits his wife Bridget and their two children, ages 9 and 12, for keeping him afloat during LaBar’s growth. “When we

met, Bridget was a sales executive in content distribution for NBCUniversal, and traveled a great deal. She knew how difficult it was going to be on a marriage and a family to launch a business”, said LaBar. “My wife’s unwavering encouragement and support since the company’s conception have been an invaluable treasure. Her belief in what we were building has truly been a priceless gift and I couldn’t do it without her.”

Coupled with his family, LaBar has always placed creating and maintaining relationships within the golf community at the center of his professional development. He knows the importance of truly connecting with every person he meets along the way, and he has not wavered from that value. “You do one project or meet one person which leads to a referral which leads to the next one and that’s how this business

grew,” LaBar said when explaining how LaBar Golf started to expand beyond the Northeast.

When LaBar Golf Renovations launched, the company’s work was limited to the Northeast where tough winters were commonplace. In a sense, these rough winter months, year after year, forced them to expand. “We needed to pay our bills, and payroll and cover equipment finances. So, we had to take the show on the road,” he said. LaBar leaned into relationships he had locally, particularly with those at Winged Foot Golf Club, a course his team had done work for previously. That trust and confidence led to LaBar’s first major project outside the New York Metropolitan area, Los Angles Country Club. “The Winged Foot team and its membership were thrilled with the work we did and supported our efforts to expand the company by way of great referrals and connections, LaBar said. “It just really started snowballing after that.”

The relationships LaBar has created and continues to nurture with his employees and the connections the employees have with one another is a testament to the experience and long-term connections that exist within LaBar Golf. “We have promoted within and built everything organically within this company,” said LaBar. Todd Saganiec, LaBar Golf’s Senior Vice President/Director of Operations, has been an intricate part of LaBar for almost 30 years. “When I was at the courses up in Sussex County, he [Todd] started working with me as a general laborer. He’s stayed with me and stayed with me all the way, managing projects, and everyone under me in the field reports to Todd,” explained LaBar. “Todd has 12 direct reports from each project superintendent, and each project superintendent has their own team. We try to never split those teams up so that the whole relationship stays completely cohesive.”

“Rich understands the importance of relying on the people in place to do a great job without ‘micromanaging’ every decision. Giving people the space to run projects with their own style allows them to take ownership and pride in each project” said Saganiec. “In turn, this allows our managers to mold teams, that go from project to project together, to their specific style. We take a lot of pride in training our employees

to execute to the highest standard in the most efficient way. We are the best in the business because of our ability to train and retain our managers and the crews that work alongside them.”

Soon after LaBar took off, the company established small teams within the company. “You have to learn the business before you can talk the business,” LaBar explains is the best advice for those new to the golf industry or any entrepreneur. He embeds the company’s new hires into projects with experienced employees who have been a part of LaBar Golf for 15 or so years. Rich believes this process allows the jobs to become more attractive to the younger guys by showing the growth and development opportunities available. “The seasoned guys take on a mentor role. If there are outside meetings with some architects and some board members, the new guys participate by just sitting in and listening. They can learn and see how the relationships work”, said LaBar. “See it, feel it, touch it and learn it from people that are my eyes and ears.”

In addition to relying on a team he trusts implicitly, LaBar still also manages a significant portion of the business himself which is another contributor to the company’s success. “I sell every single project, I close every single deal, I have relationships with clubs, the greens committees, the presidents, the general managers, and that’s one part of the business I don’t ever plan on giving up. I think that’s what has helped make

us as successful as we are,” expressed LaBar when talking about how the company has maintained success for so many years within a highly demanding business.

LaBar Golf Renovations launched LaBar Golf Irrigation in September of 2023. LaBar feels as though his golf family is complete with the addition of the irrigation sector. “We are known for being one of the fastest, most efficient and quality-driven companies in the business, and without having the irrigation division we were relying on either subcontracting that out to other irrigation companies, or the club would hire their own irrigation contractor. It makes us more efficient.” said LaBar when explaining the window of opportunity he saw when adding on the irrigation division.

Within LaBar Golf, LaBar has fostered a culture that mirrors positive values both personally and professionally which is key to how the company has been able to remain so tight knit while simultaneously growing exponentially. And the company only has more exciting things coming soon. LaBar Golf is currently building what is arguably their biggest golf course construction projects yet, Trout National Golf Club amongst numerous other club renovations and irrigation projects and plans to open a west coast office in California next year. “Business is good”, laughs LaBar “and we are already booking out to 2027”.

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NTidewater Golf Club A Myrtle Beach Gem

orth Myrtle Beach is known for many things. Being the Home of Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White is one, of course, but being the home of Tidewater Golf Club is another.

Played partly right along the scenic, and peaceful, Cherry Grove tidal inlet, set along the low-country’s beautiful and natural landscape, Tidewater Golf Club is a must-see, and must-play, golf course that all golfers traveling to the Myrtle Beach area will absolutely love to play, and want to play again and again, and again.

Tidewater’s stunning landscape leaves golfers raving long after they’ve returned home. While beauty is at the heart of the Tidewater experience, it’s only part of what makes the property so very, very special. Tidewater’s commitment to premium customer service and meticulously maintained course conditions are every bit the equal of the scenery, making this one of the best golf travel experiences in Myrtle Beaches’ historic, and iconic, Grand Strand.

For ten years I’ve been wanting to play Tidewater Golf Club, and I’m so, so sorry that I waited so long to finally get to do so. Rated by Golf Digest as one of America’s “Top 100 Greatest Public Golf

Courses”(2011-2012), Tidewater has a feel similar to that of Pebble Beach, and sometimes TPC’s Sawgrass, and challenges players of all levels.

One of the courses’ prettiest holes is the picturesque Par 3 Twelfth Hole called “Wishing Well”. Set to carry water to an elevated two-tiered green guarded by bulkheads and bunkers short and left, the Tidewater’s 12th plays for a fade with some room to miss long and a chance to save par with a good chip and a putt.

Tidewater features nine holes that run

right along either the Cherry Grove Inlet, or the Intracoastal Waterway and wows golfers with truly incredible, and eye-popping, views and a layout that challenges every part of a players’ game. The beauty of the par 3 third hole highlights a trip along the waterway, with its putting surface perched along the edge of Cherry Grove. Named “Stranded”, the challenge of putting the ball on the proper tier is a thrilling test that has anchored thousands upon thousands of memorable Myrtle Beach golf trips.

Tidewater’s other signature aspect of its

terrific, and scenic, layout is in its many risk-reward options. Par Fives like the 13th, “Ocean Isle” force golfers to make some hard decisions about going for the green in 2, or laying back and going at it in a regulation 3.

If you enjoy playing fun golf courses with ris-reward, and challenging, golf holes and incredible, breath-taking scenery, then Tidewater Golf Club is for you, and, well, everyone else as well.

Tidewater’s Fourth. “Futch Site”, named for a former overseer of the property, is the course’s No.1 Handicap, and one whale of

a Par 5 to get to try. Tidewater’s Teaching Professional Cory Hill explains.

“At 430 yards, the par-4 fourth hole at Tidewater Golf Club is considered the toughest on the course. The fairway turns slightly from right to left, with a few sand traps lining the right side and saltwater marsh on the left. The green is well-guarded by sand bunkers all around. Typically, the hole plays into the ocean breeze, adding to its difficulty. To play this hole effectively, I usually hit a driver, aiming just right of the 150-yard marker in the middle of the fairway. From the right center of the fairway,

I generally have about 175 yards left to the green, and I use an extra club to account for the ocean breeze and avoid the front bunkers. When aiming for the green, I aim for the middle and try to be below the hole. Being on the green doesn’t mean the challenge is over, as the green slopes severely from back to front.”

As amazing as the golf is at Tidewater, so is their award-winning food and drink. A perfect place to finish your round, or to have lunch before playing, Joey’s Clubhouse Grille, caps off, or tees off, a wonderful day at Tidewater Golf Club with classic pub and clubhouse fare that golfers of all tastes crave, along with local Low-Country treats. I recommend “JD’s Famous Chili” and The “Po Boy”, which comes with either fried flounder, shrimp, or oysters, plus juicy burgers and crab cakes and pulled pork sandwiches, give diners almost as much options as the holes on the golf course do.

An all-in-one and all-around golfing experience is waiting for you at Tidewater Golf Club. Don’t dare miss it when coming to play in your first, or next, Myrtle Beach golfing vacation if you can. Play Tidewater Golf Club today. You will regret it if you don’t

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Golf Course Architect Stephen Kay

Certain parts of the country’s golfing landscape are just synonymous with particular golf course architects. Golf in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and you’ll likely be teeing it up at a popular Willard Byrd, Tim Cate or Dan Maples design. In New Jersey, there’s a very good chance that you’ll be playing a Stephen Kay golf course, or some other that he’s done some significant renovations upon.

A long-time instructor at Rutgers University’s renowned Professional Turf Management Program, Kay is the architect of Williamstown’s Scotland Run Golf Club and The Architects Club in Lopatcong. The Architects Club is what its name says, a course featuring holes inspired by Kay after most of the Golf’s greatest architects like Donald Ross, A.W. Tillinghast and C.B. MacDonald, Hugh Wilson, Alister MacKenzie, Walter Travis and St. Andrews’ Old Tom Morris.

Most recently, Kay opened his newest course, Old Bridge

Golf Club at Rose Lambertson, or “The Rose”, in Middlesex County, which Golfing featured in our Spring 2024 issue.

The Rose features generous links-lined fairways with wetlands and ponds, sustainable irrigation, several Risk-Reward opportunities and sloping greens, including a rare Biarrittz green, an unique putting surface with a raised Back and Front portions with a deep valley right in the middle.

Raised in nearby West Chester County, New York, and a Jersey Shore transplant, Kay is, perhaps, most famous for his

many, and fun-to-play golf courses in New Jersey’s golfing mecca, The Atlantic City Region. Among Kay’s most played tracks are three of AC’s favorites, Blue Heron Pines, Harbor Pines and McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links. Blue Heron and Harbor Pines, both classic tree-lined parkland-style gems, are located in Cologne and Egg Harbor Township, respectively, opened in the mid 1990s. McCullough’s, meanwhile, opened in the early 2000s, right across from Harbor Pines, is, like Architects, an inspirational layout featuring tree-less links par 3s, and Fours and Fives based on many of the world-famous British Open holes of Scotland, England and Ireland.

Old Bridge GC
Harbor Pines GC

“Blue Heron Pines Golf Club located in Egg Harbor City New Jersey is a Stephen Kay designed that sits in the Pinelands of South Jersey approximately 25 minutes from Atlantic City. Stephen has designed a few other golf courses in the area including Harbor Pines and McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links,” said Bluer Heron’s PGA Director of Golf Wally Tittelmayer.

“The layout at Blue Heron Pines, Stephen designed is a very fair but challenging golf course. The course rolls and winds through the pine trees on the property. Each hole has its own unique character with no two holes liking similar, creating a fun and enjoyable round of golf. He framed many of the par 4’s and 5’s using fairway bunkers to create great site lines off the tee and rolling fairways to provide the golfer an opportunity to position themselves for easier approaches into the greens. Most greens are well bunkered and water hazards come into play on a handful of holes. The nice feature is he has provided the golfer with the ability to run their shot onto the putting surfaces without a forced carry on most of the holes. Utilizing all the features of the land provided his routing is exceptional, with some dogleg left and dogleg right holes, variation in length on his par 3’s from the short #11 over a pond to the long and demanding #16 with a green that sits up on a hill and runs away from the tee shot. Overall, it is a fun layout for golfers of various skill levels with a ton of character and charm.”

“The variety of golf in Atlantic City is really amazing,” said Kay.

“South Jersey is such a great area to golf. It’s one of the best golfing destinations in the whole country. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of so many of its courses and to play and live here.”

Over the past three to four years, as well, Kay, a master course renovator, who’s rejuvenated venerated golf courses like The Brigantine Links, and Philadelphia’s Union’ League Torresdale Country Club( a Ross course formerly known as Frankford-Torresdale Country Club), has had a huge hand in modernizing two more of South Jersey’s classic courses, Hammonton’s Pinelands Golf Club, and Atlantis Golf Course, part of the ocean County Parks and recreation Department in Mystic Islands near Tuckerton. At Atlantis, a George Fazio design opened in 1962, Kay’s work in irrigation, resodding greens, tree removal and reshaping, and shrinking, the

course’s many, and formerly penal, greenside sand traps making the course even more fun to play for County residents and visiting golfers alike.

“Stephen has done a tremendous job renovating our course,” said Atlantis’ supervising greenskeeper, Josh Moore. “ The improvements with the new bunkering and the greens he’s helped us with over the past four to five years has been phenomenal. He’s one of the most knowledgeable guys in turf and architecture I know.”

New Jersey, one of the original, and main, birthplaces of the Game of Golf, has had many of the Game’s greatest golf course architects build courses here, and Stephen Kay is one of the very best to do so.

www.KayGolfCourseDesign.com

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Exceeding Expectations In the Land of Smiles – Amazing Thailand

If I said it once, I have said it a million times. Had I gone to Thailand when I was in my 40’s, I probably would have never come back…… and I would not have been the first to make such a move. I have been back to Thailand at least a half dozen times but, in the meantime, I have had the pleasure of visiting and playing golf in Japan, the Philippines (Manila), Indonesia (Jakarta and Bali), Vietnam and even China. China is one place I don’t need to back too. Japan and the Philippines I would go back to in a heartbeat, for first timers to Asia, Thailand should be your first stop.

Warning!!! The People of Thailand are amongst the friendliest in the world. Thus, labelled as “The Land of Smiles!” You too, may not want to leave.

If you are one that wants to play golf everyday you can certainly do that. There are over 260 courses to choose from, but honestly if you are going to travel to such a diverse destination you should probably indulge in the culinary experience, nightlife, culture and beach-

in World’s Best Countries to Visit. The rankings are based on feedback from over 295,000 readers, and was recognized for its exceptional natural beauty, cultural richness, and diverse attractions.

In putting your trust into someone like Asia Golf Experiences you can get the best of both worlds. AJ Easton a Canadian, and Ian Morgan originally from the UK, are the principles of the company and have been living in Thailand for over 20 years. They would love the opportunity to create your dream trip of a lifetime.

Visit the Asia Golf Experiences website (www.AsiaGolfExperiences.com) and take note of the 19th hole flag that makes up part of their logo. “Bad round or great round, I don’t know anyone who has not enjoyed the 19th hole”

said AJ, “we believe that’s exactly what each golf holiday to Thailand should be – an exceptional overall experience.”

Asia Golf Experiences is a preferred partner of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Taking pride in the services that they provide to their clients, from selecting the courses and even the caddies that are best for the players, to culinary, cultural and historic recommendations, all memorable, hassle free and enjoyable. All aspects of the trip are booked and confirmed in advance. They pick you and your group up upon arrival and are with you as much as you want through to departure.

Thai Experiences for Your Consideration Bangkok:

It won’t take long before you understand why Bangkok, “The City of Angels” is consistently a most visited city in the world. It is also the main arrival point for international flights into Thailand.

The capital of the Kingdom and the most

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Phuket Invitational

visitors to experience. Golf in Bangkok is excellent, with some of the best golf courses being located in and around the metropolis.

A few of the courses that we recently enjoyed included: The Thai Country Club is a must stop and it was here that in 1997 Tiger Woods won the Asian Honda Classic. Another real treat is the Royal Gems Golf City – Dream Arena a full replica course, the front 9 is a collection of great holes from around the world. The back nine is the entire back 9 of Augusta National. The Nikanti Golf Club is one of the newer additions and has quickly risen to must play status with it’s unique 6-6-6 layout, meticulously maintained and you will be spoiled the Thai hospitality the entire day.

Off the course; Bangkok provides for some fantastic and world class culinary experiences, from Michelin Star, to star gazing while roof top dining or “street meat.” There is no shortage of bars and restaurants in this vibrant city. Cultural and historic experiences, a must, is a visit to the Grand Palace and the Emerald Buddha Temple within the Palace. Over 8 million people visit the Grand Palace annually. Day excursions should also include some shopping, some of the best deals in the world, a tuk-tuk ride through Old Bangkok, or a trip up the Chao Phraya River and its floating markets with some excellent bars and restaurants along the way.

Pattaya and Hua Hin, both are extremely

popular beach and golf destinations.

Pattaya is approximately 90 minutes southeast of Bangkok, with a collection of 20 plus courses while Hau Hin is 2.5 hours to the south. Time permitting a visit to both on one trip is very easy to do!

Golf in Pattaya: One stop at the Siam Country Club will put you on to 4 of the best in Asia. The Old Course and the Plantation Course have both hosted the Honda LPGA Thailand. Opened in 2020 the Rolling Hills course adds a new and different dimension to Siam, links in style with plenty of waste bunkers and one massive green side bunker you likely will never forget if you get into it!

On the Gulf of Thailand, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn annually to Pattaya for some of the finest seafood, and worldrenowned, maybe the craziest nightlife that you might ever come across. Just remember “Walking Street.”

As a beach destination it is all that one might expect, with windsurfing, water skiing, swimming, sunbathing, snorkelling, sailing, with nearby Islands to add a new and different dimension.

Hua Hin: Is a charming beachside resort town, the Thai Royal Family’s favoured summer destination. Certainly, lower keyed than both Bangkok and Pattaya.

Golf in Hua Hin: Top notch, nine courses in total, including 2 of our favorites, also top

ranked in Asia, Black Mountain Golf Club and Pineapple Valley. Black Mountain Golf Club, has plenty of wow factor, a Top 100 in the World by Golf Digest (59). #1 Course in Thailand by Golf Digest in 2016 and to top it off IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) 2020 Golf Experience of the Year for Thailand.

Pineapple Valley, another multi award winner, “Best in Asia” awards for excellence, in addition to the Order of Zenith, which is the highest and most prestigious golf award in Asia Pacific by Asian Golf in 2018

Hua Hin certainly hosts a more relaxed atmosphere but this seaside destination it is not without a collection of world class hotels and fine dining. It has become a place that offers a rare mix of city pulse and lazy paradise. Golf is second to none as is the shopping, and the night markets which include the infamous - Thai Street Food!

Sun, sea, great golf, food and nightlife! Hua Hin has it all!

For the historian in you and / or something totally different think about a visit to the small town of Kanchanaburi, a couple of hours from Bangkok in Western Thailand, it offers a rich blend of history, nature, and culture.

Kanchanaburi River Kwai & Hellfire Pass: steeped in history, it is home to the famous Bridge over the River Kwai. Visiting this iconic bridge provides a somber glimpse

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into the past and the hardships endured by the prisoners of war who worked on it during World War II. You can stroll across the bridge over the River Kwai on foot, or go for a train ride on the Death Railway, hike through Hellfire Pass and visit the Hellfire Memorial.

A paradise of natural scenery awaits, lush jungles and serene rivers with the emerald pools and cascades around the Erawan Falls, a must. For the faint at heart, the River Kawai offers scenic rides and raft experiences. For the animal lover in you, Kanchanaburi is home to elephant sanctuaries where you can interact with these gentle giants. Spending time with elephants in their natural habitat is a memorable experience.

Golf in Kanchanaburi: Interesting to say the least! The name, Grand Prix Golf Club says it all! Driving onto the property you see Formula 1 cars and signage throughout. It turns out that all 18 holes have been sponsored by leading automobile companies with signage delicately placed throughout. The high standards of F1 have been implemented in the look and maintenance of the course.

and other things when they are around. They are very inquisitive. Once they grab something you are not likely to get it back!

Monkeying around at Royal Ratchaburi Golf Club. Monkeys there are a-plenty as we stood on the first tee and must have seen a couple of hundred traverse the fairway. All going in the same direction, Monkey’s on a mission. You’ve got to keep an eye on your ball

A paradise for beach lovers is the setting for “The Invitational” and Phuket Golf Week. Hosted seaside by Phuket, yes, it is a tournament setting for The Invitational. However, it doesn’t matter what handicap you are, if you’re a seasoned golf tournament attendee or have never played in a golf tournament before. Provided you have a registered handicap or can submit a few cards prior to arriving in Phuket, you are eligible to play in this fantastic event.

BOYNE Golf Paying Homage to Donald Ross Continues at The Highlands

Four more revamped holes are now open at the Donald Ross Memorial, part of the Midwest’s largest golf resort destination.

As part of a multi-year transformation project to renovate northern Michigan’s Donald Ross Memorial at The Highlands, four additionally renovated holes are now open at the BOYNE Golf facility built to honor the legendary architect. The oneof-a-kind 18-hole layout is a composite re-creation of classic golf holes from iconic venues that the father of golf course architecture in America designed in the early part of the 20th century.

The latest holes to be completed include Hole 2 (No. 4 Plainfield Country Club), Hole 13 (No. 15 Seminole), Hole 15 (No. 11 Aronimink), and Hole 16 (No. 10 Pinehurst). Five holes have now been renovated to Ross’ original designs, and additional holes are on tap for renovation over the next few years.

Thirty-five years ago, BOYNE Golf’s founder, Everett Kircher, had a vision to create a new and unique golf course at the time that would pay homage to the golden era of classic course architecture and Ross. His vision was to re-create some of Ross’ signature holes from his top courses east of the Mississippi River. The course features classic renditions from historic venues like Seminole, Pinehurst No. 2, Oakland Hills, Oak Hill, Scioto, Detroit Golf Club, Aronimink, Wannamoisett, Plainfield, and Inverness, to name a few.

Today, President and CEO Stephen Kircher of Boyne Resorts continues his father’s vision by curating a pure Donald Ross experience for resort guests.

“When we began this journey in the late 1980s, Dad wanted to create a unique golf experience that no other resort had done before, replicating some of the great designs of famous holes in one compositive golf course,” said Kircher. “Bringing a focus

on arguably the most prolific and successful architect of the 20th century was the driving force in the selection of Donald Ross’ works, especially since so many of his best works were not readily available to the general public. This has been very exciting for us and our resort guests, who will now have a more genuine Donald Ross experience”.

Kircher and long-time BOYNE executive Bernie Friedrich, the Director of Golf Course Renovations and Development for BOYNE Golf, who is leading the project, were also part of the original selection and execution team during the course’s original development. They enlisted Michiganbased course architect and Donald Ross expert Ray Hearn to oversee it.

“We are thrilled with how these memorable holes have turned out,” said Friedrich. “Our objective with every hole has been to duplicate Ross’s original designs. More accurately following Ross’s original designs, we reshaped the fairways, creating addi-

tional angles into the greens and improving shot values. Along with more accurate positioning of bunkers and more exacting green complexes, golfers will experience creating an even more authentic Donald Ross experience. We cannot wait for the golf community to see the transformation.”

When the course was first built, some effort was required to focus on Ross’ elite private clubs. More than 50 Ross courses were visited and studied to determine the best holes to create.

“The opportunity we now have through technology makes this process so exciting,” explained Friedrich. “We didn’t have iPhones or camera phones back then, so we took pictures of the holes with a Polaroid camera. We now have more access to Ross’ original drawings, Google Earth data (past and present), CAD drawings, and, maybe most importantly, Lidar maps.”

How uncanny is the accuracy? “We were at the PGA Show in Orlando and ran into Jeff Kiddie, the PGA Head Professional at Aronimink,” says Friedrich. “I told him he should come and visit us sometime, as we have a Ross course with renditions of golf holes from around the country. I mentioned we just remodeled our 15th hole, which is their 11th. We showed him a picture of our hole, and he looked at it for a while and then said,

‘Did you get that picture off of our website’? That is how accurate the construction and attention to detail has been.”

Ross was known for designing some of the most outstanding green complexes in the game at places like Pinehurst No. 2, Oakland Hills, and Seminole, to name a few. This is where BOYNE Golf is excelling.

“The green complexes have always been a priority,” explained Friedrich. Today, through the new technology, we can gather photos and dimensions to replicate the green more accurately, creating an authentic Donald Ross experience. We are getting

the greens within one inch of their original grades now.”

Next on tap will be the 10th hole, a rendition of No. 14 at Royal Dornoch, where Ross grew up, was the superintendent, and learned the trade under Old Tom Morris. Construction starts in June and will be done by 2025.

“This hole is being completely redone to render one of the greatest holes in the world accurately. Our prior work did not begin to capture what this version of No. 14 will be…it will be, without a doubt, in my opinion, the finest of all 160 plus holes we have at Boyne Golf,” explained Friedrich.

“These new Donald Ross holes are more stunning to look at and have been met with positive reviews from our resort guests, who are core golfers. Last season, we had more rounds played on the Ross than ever before and much of it was due to the excitement surrounding the new holes we are creating.” Check out this classic golf experience on your next BOYNE Golf trip. Visit www.BOYNEgolf.com.

Donald Ross Memorial 18th Hole

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Opens Gil Hanse-Renovated ‘North Course’

Omni La Costa Resort & Spa announces that following a comprehensive renovation of its Champions Course by Hanse Golf Course Design, the esteemed layout will revert to its original name, the “North Course,” and is open for resort guest and member play.

Originally designed by Dick Wilson and quickly becoming one of golf’s treasured destinations after debuting in 1965, Omni La Costa’s North Course previously served as a home to notable PGA Tour events. For thirty years, the resort hosted the Mercedes Championships (originally called the Tournament of Champions) from 1969 – 1998. In 1999, Omni La Costa hosted the inaugural WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship as well as six additional occasions. In 2010 and 2012, the resort hosted the Kia Classic, a popular LPGA Tour event.

The North Course will feature six sets of

tees creating flexibility to play from 4,500 to 7,500 yards in order to accommodate players of all skill levels. Additional portions of the completed project are environmental in nature, like transitioning irrigation lines that will continue to use reclaimed water, man-made ponds removed, and the reintroduction to natural barrancas composed of drought tolerant and native species.

The ‘South Course’ Returns

The Legends Course at Omni La Costa is also going back to its original name, the “South Course.” An ideal complement to the North Course, the parkland style 18 features mature trees, gentle doglegs and places a premium on accuracy off the tee.

Holes Nos. 10 – 18 on the South Course were used for the Mercedes Championships tournament routing over the decades. The impressive number of victories by the greats of the game at Omni La Costa includes Gary Player, Tom Watson, Phil Mickelson

and Tiger Woods.

2024 NCAA Women’s and Men’s Championships

Set to play 7,500 yards from the back tees, the par-72 North Course added to Omni La Costa’s rich history by returning the property to prestigious tournament golf when it hosted the 2024 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship and Men’s Golf Championship. The North Course is also scheduled to host the NCAA golf championships in 2025 and 2026 as well.

Hanse and his team implemented significant design changes with the NCAA’s match-play format in mind as well as fashioning a layout ideal for the best players in the game to test their skills at the highest level moving forward. Chief among the impressive new aspects is challenging players with more risk-reward decisions throughout their rounds. Specific changes include the creation of a drivable par-4 on

Omni La Costa 18th Hole

No. 11, a repositioned green on the par-3 16th hole reminiscent of Augusta National’s iconic 12th hole, and a stout finisher with the par-5 18th now playing over 600 yards from the back tee into the prevailing wind with water lurking on both sides of the fairway.

“Working with the ‘best of the best’ course architects like Gil Hanse and his design team is a prime example of our continued commitment and investment to be in the highest echelons of U.S. golf destinations,” says Craig Martin, Managing Director. “This transformation signals a full return to championship glory at Omni La Costa and joins the now completed renovation of the property as a whole resulting in an elevated experience for our members and resort guests to enjoy for decades to come.”

“The North Course is now positioned to return to its stature as one of the top venues for championship golf in Southern California,” says Hanse. “We were able to combine a respect for the natural contours, landforms and vegetation with an emphasis on strategic design. This combination of beauty and interest should prove enjoyable for everyday play by members and resort guests, while asking compelling questions to be answered by the best players in the world during championship events.”

Reimagined Golf Practice Facility from Beau Welling Design

The golf course renovation work at Omni La Costa is joined by another project focused on reimagining the resort’s golf practice facility. Led by Beau Welling, and his firm, Beau Welling Design, the project focus is on elevating the practice experience with regrassing the lengthened driving range and expanded short game area. Toptracer technology is now available for the resort’s golf members as well as for instruction.

Similar to the North Course renovation, the practice range upgrades incorporate a new state-of-the-art irrigation system allowing the facility to maintain efficient usage of water for sustainability considerations while still exhibiting the highest maintenance standards.

Omni La Costa Resort Transformation

Set to be unveiled in early Summer 2024, this extensive renovation will elevate the resort’s every element, from its guest rooms and villas to the spa and championship golf courses. This visionary redesign melds timeless charisma with modern sophistication, capturing La Costa’s illustrious heritage while providing a contemporary haven for travelers of all kinds. Following a sweeping refresh of the resort’s lobby, bar, Costa De La Luna ballroom, and meeting spaces in

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2021, the property now enters a new phase of this three-year transformation.

About Omni La Costa Resort &

Spa

Long one of the celebrated Southern California vacation destinations, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa was originally created as a playground for celebrities and athletes with every amenity imaginable and is now the perfect locale for family vacations, meetings and events, and more. The Spanish Mission-style property boasts over 600 guestrooms, suites and villas, 170,000 square feet of meeting and event space, an Athletic Club, and eight sparkling pools including an adults-only pool and exhilarating waterslides. Two iconic golf courses, the North and South layouts, are complemented by the Golf Performance Institute, offering Southern California’s most comprehensive game improvement program.

The 43,000-square-foot Spa at La Costa includes a private pool, waterfall showers, café and therapeutic reflexology path. Acclaimed restaurants – Bob’s Steak & Chop House, VUE and Bar Traza – present a fresh take on local cuisine. For more information, call (800) 854-5000 or visit www.OmniLaCosta.com.

Omni La Costa North Course

Golf Product Guide

THE TIN CUP MARKER

The Tin Cup Marker enables you to “Make Your Mark” with a personalized ball marker using the logo or design of your choice. There are over 250+ existing designs available or you may request your own personal custom design.The Tin Cup is an ideal gift for tournaments, corporate outings, birthdays, wedding parties, holidays and of course for personal use to simply play golf and have fun. Tin Cup will make it easier than ever for you to identify and personalize your golf ball for those shots that happen to miss the fairway!

www.Tin-Cup.com

ORANGE WHIP GOLF & FITNESS

The Original #1 rated Golf Training Aid now has products to enhance your whole golf game! The Orange Whip Trainer will help you hit it longer and straighter, while improving consistency. Our Stan Utley inspired Wedge and Putter will cut strokes from around the green. The NEW Golf Fitness Products and online programming will improve your golf strength, coordination, and flexibility with easy to follow swing workouts for players and coaches. Join the Orange Whip ‘Grove’ and become the golfer you’ve always wanted to be while developing your golf swing that ‘Feels’ like a tour player!

Use promo code GOLFINGMAG and save at www.OrangeWhipGolf.com

FOOTJOY PRO/SLX

One of the most successful product franchises in golf received a massive overhaul, highlighted by a game-changing new outsole configuration. Pro/SLX and Pro/SLX Carbon will advance your game with revolutionary traction, comfort and control. www.FootJoy.com

MONSTER MAT

Proudly made in the U.S.A., SafePlay Golf’s Monster Mat is less expensive and longer lasting than ANY other range mat on the market. Unlike most other mats that are made of nylon, the Monster Mat features a proprietary Z-Pro LSR Fiber hitting surface that feels like nothing else you’ve ever hit off before. It’s Premier Shock System virtually eliminates hand and elbow shock making it the finest and safest hitting surface you can use when practicing your golf game. The polypropylene fiber eliminates any shedding of the mat or marking of the club during use.

So, while you’re avoiding fading, crushing and delaminating, you’re enjoying consistent footing on a truly non-directional, supportive surface. It’s the last range mat you’ll ever need…guaranteed!

www.safeplaygolf.com

GUSTBUSTER PRO SERIES GOLD™

GOLF UMBRELLA

As the number one umbrella for all professional golf tours, this award-winning product makes your time on the green even more pleasant. It fits perfectly in any golf bag, making for easy access when the elements becomes too much to handle. Features a Pinchless Manual Open & Close Release System, Lightweight, Black Fiberglass Frame, HandContoured Rubber Comfort Grip Handle and is Lightning Resisting.

UNFLIPPABLE, UNFLAPPABLE, UNLEAKABLE

www.GustBuster.com

SKECHERS GO GOLF BLADE SLIP-INS

The ultimate in golf course comfort and performance with the Skechers GO GOLF Blade GF – Slip-ins®.

Worn by tour pro Matt Fitzpatrick, these waterproof golf shoes feature Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins® technology, an exclusive Heel Pillow™ for stability, and ECOFLIGHT™ cushioning made with recycled materials. The GRIPFLEX spikeless TPU outsole ensures superior traction, while Resamax® cushioning provides all-day comfort. Available in charcoal/red, black, and white, these shoes are sure to bring the heat to dad’s golf game this summer www.Skechers.com

VEGAS GOLF GAME 27 PIECE ALL IN EDITION!

You will have a blast with you Golf Buddies when you break out the ALL IN On The Course game. This exciting game begins with golfers agreeing on a value of the 27 authentic poker chips. Golfers want the positives & want to avoid the negatives. New Grave Digger chip takes you more than one shot to get out of the sand trap. Furthest from the pin on a par 3 gets you the new beer chip, which puts you on the hook for a round when the beer cart comes by.

• 27 HILARIOUS & CHALLENGING CHIPS

• FUN & ENGAGING FOR ALL SKILL LEVELS

• INCLUDES FREE CHIP & ACCESSORY BAG www.VegasGolfGame.com

FOR THE GOLFER WHO WEARS SUNGLASSES

KEEP YOUR SUNGLASSES HANDY WHILE GOLFING

Special – 20% Discount Includes FREE Shipping

The patented magnetic-backed Sunglass Caddie is the perfect gift (under $20) for dads, golfers, family, and friends who wear sunglasses or eyeglasses while golfing, boating, hunting, etc and need a handy, safe, and secure means of storing them while not wearing. It’s also great for storing pens, pencils, crackers, snacks, and cigars!!

www.TheEyeGlassCaddie.com

Golf Product Guide

ALPHARD CYBER CART

The lightweight, three-wheeled Cyber Cart has revolutionized the pushcart industry. Thanks to motors located in the rear wheels, the electrified Cyber Cart can fold down into a very compact size for easy storage and transport to and from the golf course, something other motorized carts cannot do.

It features a 36 Hole plug and play battery with USB-C charging port for accessories like your cell phone, a full directional remote control with LCD display, Gyroscope straight tracking technology, downhill brake control and an electronic parking brake.

Best of all, the Cyber Cart is Bluetooth enabled for Alphard’s app and compatible with accessories like Alphard’s Sidekick and TFS (Tether Follow Sensor) which allow your motorized golf cart to follow you on the course without a remote.

The Cyber Cart is loaded with features including an umbrella holder, cup/bottle holders, phone holder, storage net, lockable swivel wheel, parking brake, even a magnetic holder for your range finder or golf towel. www.alphardgolf.com

SQUARE STROKE®

THE MACRO® GOLF “SHAFT-HANDLE”

The new 100% carbon-fiber, all-in-one-putter-shaft and grip

• Ultra light for more head-feel and control

• Ultra strong for no “shaft-flex”

• Smooth, repeatable strokes

• Macro® Golf grip-lock/wrist-lock accuracy

• Putter lengths: 31 inches to 40 inches

• Standard shaft-putterhead installation

• Ruled as “Conforming for Play”

VEGAS GOLF GAME BEER ME GOLF TOWEL

This hilarious 16” x 24” Golf Towel comes with a Free Beer Chip Game! How to Play

1. Only to be used on Par 3’s 2. Whoever has the worst tee shot receives the BEER CHIP. 3. If it is in your pocket when the BEER CART comes by ... YOU ARE BUYING!

In order to pass to another player you must have a better shot on the next Par 3! www.VegasGolfGame.com

The Macro® Shaft-Handle’s patented oval shape and grip-length make it effective for both standard, traditional hands placement putting applications...as well as the more specialized “Split-Hands” and “Forearm Press” putting stroke techniques. www.MacroGolf.com

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