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CLINIC - CLINIC - CLINIC - BEGINNERS AND Intermediates

EVERY SUNDAY FROM 12 NOON- 1 PM

CONTACT Barb Scherbak - PGA Professional  
Park Ridge - EWGA PBC series 1 hour golf clinics.
Email: 

bbunky36@comcast.net

Phone: 561-315-2687
What time: Noon on Sundays 

Friendly Fee of  $20.00 ...  We've made it affordable for anyone. Give it a shot.
And don't forget to have FUN! See you on the course soon!!!

Leagues 

The EWGA PBC chapter leagues 

have been created to offer members fun, organized, weekly golf outings.  While we do ask you to register for the leagues, we understand that you may not be available every week.  You can join a league anytime during the league... even if you miss the first week you can still register for future weeks.

North Palm Beach Country Club

Look for us in 2015

Bingo Bango Bongo League coming Soon  

 

Clinics

Intro to the Golf Swing
Most players believe golf starts at the driving range. The Player Development Program begins with a 4 week program building basic fundamentals of the golf swing. The program consists of 4 classes taking the student through putting, chipping and full swing.
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INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

GOLF CLINICS FOR ALL LEVELS


Let's face it; taking a lesson is the best way to improve your stroke, whether you want to work on putting, driving, pitching, or just about anything else. Learning all the fundamentals necessary to play the game, feel comfortable and most importantly, having fun.



 

Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you'll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA and LPGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting.

What You Need to Bring
Just yourself, a desire to have fun and perhaps a few friends to enjoy the great outdoors. Golf Clubs, balls and other equipment will be provided for your use.

GET GOLF READY is your on ramp to the game and all it has to offer you personally and professionally.  This fun, affordably-priced learning experience for adults provides a series of group lessons and gets you on course to play!

Contact one of the following South Florida facilities to enroll in Get Golf Ready or visit GetGolfReady.com to find additional facilities.

  

Facility

Coordinator

Phone

City

Conte's Palm Aire Golf Academy

Stephen Conte, PGA

954-971-7867

Pompano Beach

Country Club of Miami

John A Miller, PGA

305-829-8456 x278

Hialeah

The Florida Club

"Bobby P" Petelinkar, PGA

772-486-6483

Stuart

Frenchman's Reserve

Mark P. Tribuiani, PGA

561-472-0800 x147

Palm Beach Gardens

John Prince Golf Learning Ctr

Ryan Alvino, PGA

561-629-8724

Lake Worth

Jupiter Country Club

Barrett White, PGA

561-746-3950

Jupiter

Okeeheelee Golf Course

Mary-Lee Cobick, LPGA

561-964-4653 x104

West Palm Beach

PGA Center for Golf Learning &Performance

Holly Taylor, PGA

772-370-5422

Port St. Lucie

PGA Tour Superstore

Michael E. Thomson, PGA

561-214-7000

Delray Beach

Southwinds Golf Course

Rick McGee, PGA

561-483-1305

Boca Raton

TPC at Eagle Trace

Chris Duquette, PGA

954-753-7222

Coral Springs

 

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If you have any suggestions on golf clinic locations or instructors, please contact EWGA-PBC Golf Education and we will try to set something up. Let's Get Golf Ready!

EWGA PBC Current Policies


 

  1. Event Captain (point person who organizes a major event), will receive $50 in EWGA bucks toward a future EWGA event.
  2. All Events will budget for a 5% “profit” in order to cover PayPal expenses (By rule, these cannot be charged only to individuals using PayPal.) and the Event Captain’s EWGA bucks.
  3. Non-member release form to be used at all events. Guests are to sign this form.
  4. Selected events will be restricted to individuals with an official USGA handicap index.
  5. League play is allowed for a guest, one time only, for a $5 fee. For continued participation in a league, the individual must join EWGA and pay the league fee.
  6. In order to receive a refund for any event, 72 hour notice is required.
  7. Non-EWGA-PBC members are limited to participating in Saturday Golf, Sunday Golf, or other outing, a maximum of two times per year. After two participations, the individual will be required to join the EWGA-PBC chapter (either as primary or dual member) to continue participating in our outings. This policy does not apply to events where a guest fee is advertised.
  8. Certain events throughout the year will support the “Board Discretionary Fund” with either profits from the event or proceeds from a 50/50 drawing. This discretionary fund may be used to support chapter members who qualify for the National Championship. The fund may be used for other purposes the board deems appropriate.

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Rules - Golf etiquette:

This couple knew they were slow, left the guy behind them a sleeve of ProV1s

By Keely Levins

This is a PSA for everyone who plays slowly, and for everyone who gets stuck behind a group that plays slowly. 
We can all agree that slow golf is the worst. There's nothing as painful as watching someone take four practice swings for every shot on their way to shooting 102. But there are a few situations that merit slow golf. The most obvious is people who are learning how to play. Whether they're juniors or adults picking the game up, you've got to cut them some slack when it comes to slow play on the course. 
That said, if you are being slow on the course, let the group behind through. And if that's not possible, do something awesome like this: 
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Golf Etiquette

Rules for your day at the course

What people can expect during a round of golf, from beginning to end:

Arrive:

  • If caddies are available
    • Remember caddie programs are an excellent way for young people to earn some money and be exposed to a sport that they can enjoy and might help shape their character 
    • A good caddie can make the round more enjoyable by giving you hints that might lower your score 
    • A good caddie can provide information on yardage, club selection, reading the greens and the layout of the course 
  • Warm Up 
    • Try to arrive soon enough to give yourself time to warm up properly 
    • Work your way though the bag, beginning with the short irons, moving onto the mid-and long irons and then the woods 
    • It's often a good idea to finish warming up by hitting a few soft wedge shots before heading for the practice green and hitting a few putts 
    • Don't hit hundreds of balls and leave your game on the practice tee 
  • First Tee 
    • Check the scorecard to learn any local rules 
    • Local rules apply only to the specific course you are playing 
    • If your playing companions suggest a match, it's a good idea to make sure everyone is comfortable with the stakes 
    • Make sure to place an identifying mark on your ball and inform the other players the type and number ball you are playing 
  • Avoid Slow play: when your group is not keeping up with the pace of play of the group in front of you 
    • To prevent: 
      • Walk at a reasonable speed between shots 
      • Begin planning your next shot as you approach the ball by studying the strength and direction of the wind 
  • When you reach your ball, check the lie, select your club, visualize your swing and shot, and then play your shot 
  • From the time you select your club until you actually hit your shot, you should take no more than 30 to 45 seconds 
  • If you aren't ready to play when it is your turn, encourage one of your fellow players to play 
  • Maintaining the course
    • Replace your divots 
    • Turf tends to explode on impact, making it difficult, if not impossible, to replace the divot. In this case, you have two options: 
      • You can use the toe of your shoe to kick in the turf around the edges of the divot 
      • Many courses often put containers of a soil/seed mixture on their carts and tees. If this is the case, simply fill in the divot with the mixture 
  • Bring a rake into the bunker with you -- remembering that you should always enter the bunker from the low side at a point nearest to the ball 
    • Whenever possible, avoid walking on the steep face of a bunker 
    • After hitting your shot, rake the area you played from, as well as all your footprints and any others within reach 
    • Rakes should be left--either in or nearby the bunker 
  • Important to repair any pitch marks or indentations caused by the ball hitting the green 
  • Using a tee, knife, key or repair tool, repair the mark by working the edges towards the center, without lifting the center of the mark. Don't tear the grass. Finish by smoothing the area with a club or your foot. Try to get the area smooth enough to putt over. 
  • Just remember that while the Rules of Golf allow you to repair pitch marks on your putting line, you cannot repair spike marks on your putting line until after you have putted

On the green, remember:

  • Don't step on your fellow players putting lines -- the imaginary line that connects the ball to the hole 
  • If your ball is on a player's line, volunteer to mark the ball 
  • If you're ball is not furthest from the cup:
    • Mark your ball, either with a plastic marker or a small, thin, dark coin such as an old penny.
    • After you have marked your ball, place your putter down at a 90-degree angle with the heel touching your marker.
    • Move the marker from the heel to the toe of your putter. Reverse the procedure to return the ball to its original position 
  • Do not stand where you might distract a fellow player and don't move 
  • Don't make any noise when your fellow player is preparing to putt 
  • If you don't have a caddie and are asked to tend the flagstick, make sure you aren't standing on anyone's line 
  • Hold the flagstick at arm's length so the flag doesn't flutter in the breeze, and make sure your shadow doesn't fall across the hole or line. Loosen the bottom of the flagstick so it doesn't stick when you try and remove it by pulling it straight up after the other player has putted. The flagstick should be removed right after the player has hit the ball 
  • If you lay down the flagstick, lay it off the green to prevent doing any damage to the green 
  • Generally, the player closest to the hole will tend the flagstick 
  • After everyone has putted out, immediately walk to the next tee 

 

HANDICAP INFORMATION

"What's your handicap?"

It's a question often heard when golf is the topic of conversation. But what is a "handicap"? Simply put, a golf handicap is a number that tells you how many strokes over par on average that you usually play. Handicaps are an integral part of the game of golf and allow players of varying ability to compete fairly, whether in a casual golf outing or in a competition. A handicap can also help a player track their improvement over time.  Always remember:

1. You must try to make the best score at each hole
2. You are required to post every acceptable round

Adjusted Scores

If you skip a hole or don't play it according to the Rules of Golf (incl. Mulligans) you must post a score of Par plus any handicap strokes you would receive.  For example, if your course handicap is 18, you will receive 1 stroke on each hole, so any hole you do not play would be scored as Par + 1.  If you play at least 7 holes you can post a 9 hole score using this method to score the un-played holes.  If you play at least 13 holes, you can post an 18 hole score using this method. 

If you start, but do not complete a hole, or are conceded a stroke you must record the score you most likely would have made had you finished out the hole.  Scores in a Competition are generally not Adjusted until posted for handicaps.

Equitable Stroke Control (ESC)
Equitable stroke control puts a cap on individual hole scores, for handicap purposes, and keeps scores reasonable.

Course
Handicap 
Maximum Score
on Any Hole 
 
9 or less Double Bogey
10 - 19 7
20 - 29 8
30 - 39 9
40 or more   10

Visit the Handicap Corner for information on Handicaps and to view some terrific Handicap articles

TIPS & TRICK - Bunker Shot with low club head speed

Bunker Shot with Lower club head speed tips and trick

Set up so that you will be able to splash the sand:

* Hold your hands high on the grip of the club. By placing your hands toward the top of the handle, you maximize the length of your sand wedge, which will help it to be able to hit the sand firmly.
* Position your golf ball in line with the instep of your forward foot, just like a tee shot. Playing your ball more forward in your stance will help to position the ball later in the swing so that the club head will enter the sand before striking your golf ball.
* Dig your feet into the sand. Digging your feet into the sand also helps to lower the bottom of your swing and will help you to contact the sand before the ball and helps to ensure a nice long divot in the sand. A divot in the bunker is ideally 12 to 15 inches long.

The necessary adjustments for low club head speed players are:

* A square face at address. You will not want to open the face of the sand wedge since this will produce more loft and less distance and due to the fact that you do not generate a lot of speed for most bunker shots you will need all of the distance possible.
* A square stance. In other words, your feet should be parallel to the target line just as they are for a normal full swing. Due the fact that you will not open the club face to maximize the distance it won’t be necessary to open your stance.
* A little attitude with a full finish. Since the sand acts as such a buffer between the club face and the ball, it will be necessary for the low club head speed player to take what feels like a very full swing with a full finish. To ensure that the swing has all the speed that you are able to generate, you will lift your trailing foot so that your heel comes up as your body turns forward and as the foot rotates up to the toe.
* Change to a less lofted club for greater distance splash shots. If you don't generate a lot of swing speed you will find that your splash shot with your sand wedge won't travel far, maybe only eight to 10 yards. If this is the case you will need to change to a less lofted club, like a pitching wedge or a gap wedge, for your longer splash shots.

By having a plan that will work for your game and club head speed, you'll have more success. When you know how to handle a greenside bunker and you are less worried about going into one, you may be surprised how much less often you find yourself there.

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This section covers golf rules and education including etiquette and handicap.  If you have a question or want to submit an article, send a note to: EWGA-PBC Golf Education.  Also, if you want to look up a rule yourself, visit USGA Rules and Decisions or for video visit The Rules of Golf Explained.

Rules & Education


 

How to Score Common Golf Penalty Shots

A stray shot in golf is frustrating, but it happens to the best golfers. Where the ball is hit makes a difference in how it is played and scored. Take a look at these common golf penalty shots and how to deal with them:

Penalty How to Score
Out-of-bounds 1-stroke penalty plus distance. Replay the ball from where it was just played (or tee up again if it was your first shot).
Unplayable lies 1-stroke penalty. Drop the ball within two club lengths of the original spot, no nearer to the hole. Or drop the ball as far back as you want, as long as you keep the original unplayable lie point between you and the hole. You may also return to the spot from which you played your original shot if you prefer.
Water hazard (yellow stakes) 1-stroke penalty. Play the ball as near as possible to the place from which the original shot was hit. Or drop a ball behind the water, as long as you keep the point at which the original ball crossed the edge of the water hazard directly between the hole and the spot on which the ball is dropped. There is no limit to how far behind the water hazard you can go with the ball.
Lateral water hazard (red stakes) 1- stroke penalty. Drop a ball outside the lateral hazard within two club lengths of where the ball went in, but not nearer to the hole. Or keep a point on the opposite edge of the water hazard equidistant from the hole.
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This section covers golf rules and education including etiquette and handicap.  If you have a question or want to submit an article, send a note to: EWGA-PBC Golf Education.  Also, if you want to look up a rule yourself, visit USGA Rules and Decisions or for video visit The Rules of Golf Explained.