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Babes in Pink Socks League

Join Our Ladies League!

 

Check out our Babes in Pink Socks League! We will have Half Priced Drinks starting at 5PM for the Ladies! 

After, you can still enjoy Happy Hour Prices starting at 6PM!

*18 Hole Ladies League still plays at 1PM.

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Moors and McCumber Tonight Mickey Byrne’s 7-10 pm

Come hear a great show. Play golf today, spin the wheel for a chance at a $25 Mickey Byrne’s gift card for tonight.

Also see Kathy or Josh at the show for discounts on golf, merchandise and Grill 1924.

Listen to them here.

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Come listen to Moors and McCumber at Mickey Byrne’s Thursday Feb 22nd from 7-10pm

Talented duo Moors and McCumber will be performing at Mickey Byrne’s Irish Pub Thursday Night February 22nd from 7-10 pm. Come out and grab a pint and enjoy some excellent authentic Irish/Celtic tunes.

In addition to the music Josh and Kathy will be handing out discount green Fee passes, merchandise and Grill 1924 coupons.

Come Tee it up at our course from today through Wednesday for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Mickey Byrne’s. Make sure to spin the wheel.

See you at the course and see you next week at Mickey Byrne’s.

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Think Breathe Act Clinics $30

Check out our events calendar for the Think Beathe Act clinics with Joshua Dunn.

Monday is Putting 4:00 – 5:30

Tuesday is Driving 4:00 – 5:30

Wednesday Pitching 4:00 – 5:30

Thursday Irons 4:00 – 5:30

Sign up here

 

Think Breathe Act Free Clinic

What: Free clinic

When: January 13th and 14th 3pm – 4pm

Who: Open to everyone

Where: Meet at putting green

Instructors: Get to know Joshua Dunn

Discover the secrets to be an expert player.  Learn how using science and one’s own instincts can and will deliver greatness. Thinking in a strategic way with conscious breathing helps you play and swing with your whole body. This process gives everyone an opportunity to learn better golf. Click here to learn more about Think Breather Act!

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Think Breathe Act FREE Clinic

What: Free clinic

When: January 13th and 14th 3pm – 4pm

Who: Open to everyone

Where: Meet at putting green

Instructors: Get to know Josh McCumber and Joshua Dunn

Discover the secrets to be an expert player.  Learn how using science and one’s own instincts can and will deliver greatness. Thinking in a strategic way with conscious breathing helps you play and swing with your whole body. This process gives everyone an opportunity to learn better golf. Click here to learn more about Think Breather Act!

An easy, step-by-step guide on organizing, hosting, managing and enjoying a golf outing

There are three types of circle-the-date holidays for golfers:

1 Watching. The four majors, a handful of the second-tier tournaments, anytime an event is in your hometown.

2 Receiving: Referring to gifts in equipment, books or other golf trinkets, usually around birthdays, Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, Valentine’s Day.

3 Playing. Mainly involving club championships, trips or outings.

The final item might be the most cherished occasion, for not everyone gets the chance for a golf getaway, or is good enough to compete at their course’s competitions. Outings are a one-day respite from work and responsibility, offer a group dynamic often foreign to the sport and bestow amenities and ancillary benefits that make celebrity gift baskets look like free floss from the dentist.

However, getting to that day is not a stroll in the park, as setting up a golf outing can be a production. This is especially the case for non-golfers, as many outings, particularly of the charity variety, are put together by folks not necessarily familiar with the sport.

Here is an easy, step-by step guide to organize and execute the perfect golf outing.

Figure Out Your Budget

Forewarning: The business of golf outings might seem overwhelming, specifically in the beginning phases. Many courses require a hefty deposit for reserving a legion of tee times, and as you are about to find out, there are a slew of other considerations that demand monetary service. Knowing what dollar amount you have to work with will turn this ostensible obstacle into a more manageable chore.

Lock Down Some Sponsors

For charity events, the biggest revenue stream is through endorsements. Sign-ups and entrance fees also do their part, but if done properly, these receipts should be just a fraction of the event’s earnings.

Hole patronage is the standard, with a company paying a certain amount to advertise on a tee box or near a green. It’s also typical for entities to sponsor an entire tournament, with their business promoted near the clubhouse or stamped on any correspondence associated with the event. Donations of gifts or rewards from such benefactors is also common.

To secure this backing, try to target groups that have some connection or correlation with your cause. Make sure to invoke the community involvement of helping out with the invite, while also illustrating the promotional benefits of this effort. Also, allow a representative from said agency to play as a show of good faith.

Know the Makeup and Skill Level of the Field

Would your group be categorized as casual or novice golfers? If so, a par-3 or executive course could be the right fit. While clubs with more reputable names are desired, they likely will be harder tests, and as mentioned above, that can ruin a round. Many of your entrants are participating for a cause or are there for the companionship; playing a prestigious course is low on the priority list.

If the majority of your field is comprised of a more skilled variety, feel free to play the course of your choosing.

Determine Who’s Running the Show

It’s been said “It takes a village to raise a child,” so imagine what type of legwork is required to manage 50 kids for a day (because, let’s face it, on the golf course, everyone acts, for better and worse, like a juvenile). No matter how much a Type-A social architect one consider themselves, coordinating a golf outing is not a solo endeavor.

At minimum, you should have two friends or co-workers assisting with the outing. For those not acquainted with the intricacies of golf, make sure to enlist three or four volunteers, with at least one owning knowledge of the sport.

This will come in handy at two phases: During the planning stages, as it helps divvy the tasks, thereby ensuring nothing falls through the cracks, and at check-in the day of the tournament. For the latter, most attendees will be arriving around the same time, and having two or three people direct traffic and completing the sign-up process will help things sail smoothly.

Give Thought to Tee Times and Scoring Formats

The first point is straightforward. I’m of the belief that, if your outing is more than six groups, use shotgun tee times. This means that, instead of going off one group at a time on the first hole, your party will start simultaneously on different parts of the course. The beauty of this setup ensures everyone finishes around the same juncture, compacting the event and facilitating time efficiency, rather than a stagnated closing, which could drag the tournament out longer than need be.

Regarding scoring, the most common outing format is scramble, which entails everyone in the group hitting from the same spot, proceeding to pick the best shot and going from there. Other popular variations involve a Shamble (a group picks the best drive, then hit their own balls for the rest of the hole), best ball (all members play their own ball, and the one or two lowest numbers count for the group’s score) and Stableford (which rewards birdies and eagles without necessarily penalizing bad scores). In most instances, scramble is the preferred method, but if you have an elite group of golfers, consider implementing the other three to mix it up.

Make Sure There’s Plenty Of Food and Drink

Historically, this has been provided by the course. Nevertheless, some courses allow for grill-outs or barbecues, especially if the money is going to charity. Additionally, outside catering is an oft-utilized option.

A universal mistake is bringing your own alcohol to a course. That’s a big no-no, as it violates many city and state laws. Alcohol sales are the chief avenue for profit for courses, as green fees usually cover the cost of course maintenance, so this is one arena where you are at the course’s whims.

Talk to a course representative about what you can and cannot do regarding concessions prior to the event.

Build In Some Comforts And Contests

Your attendees are investing their money and time to play in the event. Go out of your way to create an enjoyable environment, one that not only warrants said contribution, but spurs their involvement in future proceedings.

Here’s a short list of easy offerings: Taking a group’s picture before tee-off; having name plates on golf carts; mementos like a hat, marker or sleeve of balls; tickets for one or two free drinks; long-drive, closest to the pin, longest putt contests; team awards for first, second, third place; split-the-pot.

A more opulent echelon involves raffles or auctions for golf clubs, memorabilia or even trips; embroidered golf shirts as giveaways; the chance to buy mulligans for charity.

Optimally, most of these presents would be covered by donation or sponsorship. If this cannot be procured, factor in the cost of these provisions into the entrance fee.

Don’t Let People Go Home Empty-Handed

Unless we’re talking crystal or a pristine metal, trophies are somewhat vanilla. Personally, two routes to go on such medals: going above and beyond, with a trophy that looks like a genuine piece of art, or something so tacky that one can display in a facetious manner on a desk. In my experience, I’ve found success with the latter, not only from a cost perspective, but also in terms of participant appreciation.

Gift certificates to a restaurant, store or to the course’ clubhouse are also a popular reward, and don’t be afraid to get creative: The last event I was in, the winners received prime-time seats to a baseball game.

Have An After-Golf Plan

Many clubhouses offer a banquet or party room. If it’s at a reasonable cost, it’s an option to consider.

Conversely, a usually cheaper choice is renting out a nearby bar. The drinks are usually half the cost of the golf course’s libations, and changing the climate often keeps your group engaged and spirited. If you consider this option, grabbing a location close to the course is crucial, as you don’t want to lose attendees because of logistics.

But, as an outing planner, the most essential, substantial, foremost matter on your mind should be…

Have Fun

After all, this IS supposed to be a gratifying affair for all involved, and that includes your own experience. Constructing an outing may seem daunting, but follow these steps, and the day will be a relaxing, enjoyable, fulfilling adventure.

SOURCE: Joel Beall

Best GOLF Podcasts of 2017

Can’t get enough of golf? Playing or watching STILL isn’t fulfilling your passion for the game? Golf Podcasts have been around for a while, but in recent years a number of shows with GREAT Hosts have launched, giving golfers access to new content they should definitely be checking out. These podcasts are different from the ordinary conversations you’re used to hearing on TV. They offer a behind-the-scenes look at the people driving the industry forward, and offer tips to lower your score and raise your golf IQ. Check them out. It just might be the integral piece of the “Golf” puzzle you’re missing.

SOURCE: Cordie Walker

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Celebrate the Solar Eclipse With Twilight Rates All Day August 21, 2017!

Golf with us tomorrow for just a $20 18 hole rate all day long. Replay rates only $10. Enjoy twilight rates and experience the solar eclipse, the first total solar eclipse in the USA in 99 years!

*Keep your eye on the golf ball!! Not the big ball in the sky!

Watch Live stream here!

Heading to the Masters? 10 ways to be a proper patron.

If you’re lucky enough to go to the Masters, you’re lucky enough!  If not, like me, you’ll be sitting in the comfort of your living room or hanging out at your local Golf Course Pub watching the Festivities and the many great shots we’ve come to expect at the Masters.  Here’s to an exciting and possible “nail biting” tournament.  If you ARE going, be sure to implement most, if not ALL of these guidelines.  As Jim Nantz would say,  “Here’s to a Win for the Ages”!

It’s obvious when you first step foot on the grounds of Augusta National for the Masters tournament that a certain kind of behavior is expected out of the patrons. It’s quieter, except for those birds chirping, and the patrons seem to have a reverent attitude. I mean, this is like going to the Holy Church of Golf. All the caddies are wearing white, many of the women are in their Sunday best, and yes, the golfers do plenty of praying, especially on Sunday.
But if you’ve never been before, how do you know how you’re supposed to conduct yourself as a patron? It’s not like we’re born with this ability; it’s learned. Admittedly, the list below seems to be more about don’ts than do’s, but it’s really not that hard. If you’re fortunate enough to have credentials (i.e. tickets), just follow these guidelines, and you’ll be fine.
1. Down in front

Okay, there’s an order to things here at Augusta National. Areas for patrons with chairs are even roped off, and patrons get there mighty early in the morning to claim their spot. If you’re wandering the course, trying to follow a particular group, you’ll need to be tall or find a nice hill or bleachers to watch the action. A great viewing area, by the way, is the bleachers behind the 12th tee, where you can see the 11th green, the par-3 12th and much of the par-5 13th, better known as Amen Corner.

Also, it’s a big no-no for patrons to run while on the grounds, whether it’s to get a front row spot to spy Jordan Spieth going for 13 in two or to get in line for a pimento cheese sandwich. You may be lucky to get away with a warning.
2. Leave your cell phones in the car

Or in the hotel room. I mean, they’re adamant about this. Forget the fact that almost all PGA Tour events allow cell phones on the course, even encouraging you to download the tournament app so you can follow the leaderboard, this is a tradition like no other, which means those mechanical scoreboards have done the job in the past and are doing the job today. And if you were planning to use your camera as a phone, fuhgeddaboutit. Even during practice rounds, when you can take your camera, you can’t bring those fancy Androids or iPhones that take better pictures than most $500 cameras.
3. Don’t wear a green blazer

If you’re going to be a good patron, you’ve got leave that green jacket in the car or at home or in the hotel room. Those are reserved for members and past champions. You don’t want to cause any confusion out there, impersonating Doug Ford or Condoleezza Rice. If you must wear a blazer, pick a plaid one from the tournament that follows the Masters.
Be sure to leave the denim at home and, while we’re at it, consider saving the Loudmouth Pants for another week.
4. Smoke the fattest cigar you can find

I don’t know if there’s a better place to smoke cigars than where most of the old legends used to smoke Lucky Strikes and Camels. (There’s a great Frank Christian picture of Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer waiting on the tee puffing away, during the 1966 Masters.) But please make sure it’s a good one, like a Cohiba, since everyone around you will be smoking it, too.
5. Shop, but not ’til you drop

Okay, if you’re going to the Masters, you have to bring back lots of souvenirs for everyone, but not too many. After all, if you’re one of the those patrons who comes out of the massive Masters merchandise building with $50,000 worth of memorabilia, it’s pretty obvious you’re hitting the secondary market for your own gain, and that ain’t cool.
Just buy your closest friends a gift. They love those $16 coffee mugs. Every golfer who has received one of those from me drinks out of it every day.
6. Save room for Masters Mini Moonpies

I mean, other than the Masters, when do you get to eat these things? I don’t even know where to find regular moon pies in the grocery stores anymore. They’ve had them at Augusta National forever. I think there’s marshmallow in them and there’s chocolate on the outside, a winning combo. It gives you energy to climb all those hills, which look way bigger in person than on TV. So don’t fill up on $1.50 pimento cheese sandwiches or Masters potato chips or Masters trail mix or Masters peanuts; save room for those sweet little saucers.
7. Arrive early and stay at Augusta late

What else are you going to do while in Augusta? Sleep in at your $300-a-night Super 8 crash pad? Breakfast at the Waffle House and dinner at Hooters (two of many blue collar staples on Washington Rd.)? Instead, take it all in. Get there at the crack of dawn and stay until the last putt is holed. And why not? Food is affordable at the Masters.
8. No ‘Mashed potatoes!’ please

No, “You da mans,” “Get in the hole” or any other lame comments. This is the Masters, man. A polite golf clap will do nicely and when they do something really spectacular — like when Tiger Woods holed out that pitch shot from behind the 16th green — you can let loose like any other golf tournament.
9. Adults: Lay off the autographs

If you’re over say, 25, no autographs. Leave that for the kids. We know what those 50-year-olds are likely doing with those autographed flags they’re supposedly bringing back for family and friends: cashing in with the collectible guys.
10. No scalping tickets outside the grounds

Okay, so you’ve got tickets for the whole week and you want to take a day off to play golf at the nearby River Club in North Augusta or Aiken (S.C.) Golf Club just 20 minutes away. Don’t even think about scalping those tickets near the grounds to pay for the green fees. This is punishable by jail, fine or even worse, permanent expulsion from Magnolia Lane.
SOURCE: Mike Bailey, Golf Advisor