The Perks of Playing Golf in the Rain

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Growing up on the Oregon Coast with a passion for the game of golf, if I wanted to play more than once a year (just kidding, kind of) I had to learn to embrace the rain.

With our recent wet Northern California weather patterns at our Pebble Beach course, I am quickly reminded of many of my favorite rainy day golf memories. Leaning into the wind to keep from falling over, stuffing my 85th broken umbrella into the bottom of my golf bag and making sure I didn’t hit the ball too high so that it didn't plug seven inches deep and never be found are just a few that come to mind.


Playing in the Rain Requires Routine & Practice

There are many perks to playing golf in the rain at Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach

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Week #1: Short-Game Showdown

Posted by Cole Handley on Jul 6, 2016 10:48:00 AM


Can you get up and down under pressure?

If you’re currently signed up or looking to sign up for our 50-Week Golf Challenge, the answer to my question is likely, “Not as much as I’d like to”.

I have always been baffled at the lack of attention new students give to their short game. Eight times out of 10, when asked what they are looking to get out of their game theanswer is “I want more distance”. My response to this is, “Well, would you rather have lower scores or more distance?”
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Week #4: Barefoot Balance

Posted by Cole Handley on Jun 22, 2016 8:39:00 AM


How is your balance?

This is a question I often ask as I see students struggling with staying solid and grounded throughout their swing. The answer is always…”I think it’s ok” the reality is often a shock when they find out how poor their balance really is. 

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Week #3: Swing Speed

Posted by Cole Handley on Jun 15, 2016 12:16:00 PM


It’s amazing how hard it is to get a player too slow down and it’s more amazing how often that is the answer to a better more accurate and more consistent shot pattern. If you’ve taken lessons from a pro I’m sure you’ve most likely heard it. “Slow it down, just slow it down, for the love of God please slow down!”

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Week #2: Negative Knockout

Posted by Cole Handley on Jun 8, 2016 9:38:00 AM


I can confidently say with zero doubt that the biggest problem keeping you from playing better golf is a result of negative thinking!

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