Did you know that August is National Golf Month? So the only excuse you have for not celebrating with a round of golf is needing some new tips for your golf game. But the golf professionals at the Florida golf resort of Omni Amelia Island Plantation, one of the “Top 121 Golf Resorts in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler, have you covered with some new pointers to improve your game.
To make more putts, align your eyes directly over the golf ball. To test yourself, drop a golf ball from the bridge of your nose, if it misses the putter head, adjust accordingly.
There are three elements to power in your golf swing: Body, Arms, and Hands. If you lack power, one or more of these is not working correctly. See the professional staff at Omni Amelia Isdland Plantation Golf Academy to power up!
To hit better pitch shots, make sure the butt end of the club turns with your belt buckle as you swing back and through the ball. This will help you stay connected through the shot, leading to more consistent pitch shots.
When Playing in the wind remember the clubs do not have numbers on them, take extra club and swing easier. This will help take spin off the ball thus keeping it lower and more controlled. So keep this mantra, when breezy swing easy.
O.co ( Overstock.com) put together this neat National Golf Month infographic (yes, it's from 2011 but neat none the less) to teach you all about golf, but if you're really looking to improve your game, you should see the teaching professionals at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Golf Academy. Or you know what your mother always said, "practice makes perfect." So tell your significant other you need an Annual Resort Pass to practice your game on the Ocean Links or Oak Marsh Golf Courses, because it will make your mother proud.
After you perfect your game, register for the 2012 Sticks & Chips Golf Tournament on Monday, September 3rd where you can combine your skills of a steady golfers’ hand and the hand of Lady Luck. Boasting 54 holes of championship golf and the most seaside holes in Florida, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation will welcome golfers and card sharks alike to the annual Sticks & Chips Golf Tournament.
Teeing off at 10 a.m., participants will swing their way through the Ocean Links course, receiving one playing card at five different tee boxes. Following the round, the clubhouse will provide two community cards at the scoreboard, allowing each player to create their best five-card poker hand for the win. Prizes will be awarded to the three best hands as $75, $50 or $25 resort gift cards. For those whose golf game outweighs their luck, Nike and Bridgestone golf prizes will be awarded to the closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt completed. Registration is $80 per person and includes two drink tickets for domestic beer or soda. To register, or for more information on the Sticks & Chips Golf Tournament, call the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Golf Pro Shop at 904-277-5907 or email director of golf Broc Nell.
Happy National Golf Month, see you on the Links!