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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Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach Golf Course Raises $20k for Youth Golf

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 18, 2017 4:08:18 PM

If you're a runner, you love getting outside and enjoying fresh air and beautiful scenery. And if you're lucky, you live close to or can easily access a peaceful trail with beautiful views. Poppy Hills organized and held its annual four-mile "Run Fore Fun" on its picturesque Pebble Beach golf course property on Sunday, Jan. 15. And 150 runners from around Monterey Bay quickly signed up as they recognized that this was a run to participate in -- both for the awe-inspiring views throughout the Del Monte Forest and to give to a great cause.Runner in Run Fore Fun at Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach Golf Course

Run Fore Fun Benefits Youth on Course

The four-mile run raised $20k, in total, for Youth on Course, which provides opportunities for kids through access to affordable golf, caddie programs, employment, scholarships and internships. Members of Youth on Course are able to play golf at participating golf courses for $5 or less and are automatically signed up as members of the NCGA and receive an official NCGA Handicap Index!

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Looking for an Eco Golf Course? Check out Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 11, 2017 1:30:40 AM

 pebble beach golf fairways at poppy hills eco golf courseFine Fescue Fairways at Poppy Hills

Fine Fescue Fairways at Poppy Hills are the New Fluffy

As you read in the blog title, the new fine fescue fairways at Poppy Hills are the future of the game -- and something you’re going to see a lot more as California's drought continues and the cost of water increases.

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Costco Golf Balls & Titleist Tuesdays at Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 4, 2017 9:30:00 AM

what's the deal with the kirkland signature costco golf balls

Wait...what? Costco golf balls?

I’ve read all the forums and seen all the comparisons, but I’m not buying it. In a world where “fake” news goes viral in seconds, I think the golf world is getting wrapped up in some brilliant social

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Advice From a PGA Professional

Posted by Cole Handley on Jan 2, 2017 9:13:00 AM

Play Better Golf in 2017

 

pga professional cole handley at poppy hills golf course Cole Handley, PGA Professional, teaching a student at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.

Let’s face it: If you play golf, you know you should be better than you are. There is not a golfer in the world that says, “Yep, I’m right where I want to be. My game is just perfect.” Well, maybe Tiger -- butlet’s not go there. The deal with golf is that it takes a heck of a lot of work just to maintain, let alone get any better.

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Pebble Beach Golf Packages Just Got Better

Posted by Cole Handley on Dec 30, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Poppy Hills: The Best in Pebble Beach Golf Packages

Looking for a hotel near Poppy Hills golf course? Congratulations, booking an epic golf adventure at the perfect hotel just became a lot less of a chore. Now you can sit back and be the hero for picking the perfect hotel and the best course in Poppy Hills while counting all the pennies you’ve saved.  

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Poppy Hills Gets PGA Tour Schedule Approved

Posted by Cole Handley on Dec 23, 2016 1:25:24 AM

With 15,372 golf courses in the United States, I think it’s safe to say the PGA Tour isn’t hurting to find places to put the world's best to the test. I’ll come right out and say it -- the pros are spoiled. Week after week, they peg it on the most perfect tee boxes, watch it roll down the firmest, fastest and most pristine fairways -- and roll the rock on greens where not a single blade of grass is out of place.

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Play Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach Golf Course All Winter Long

Posted by Cole Handley on Dec 21, 2016 9:30:00 AM

winter golf at poppy hills' pebble beach golf courseCan we start this blog with a moment of silence for all of those lucky enough to call the Monterey Peninsula home?

$99 Winter Pass at Poppy Hills

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Upton and Verlander Loving the New Vibe at Poppy Hills

Posted by Cole Handley on Dec 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

If you told me 5 years ago that I’d be surfing the earth on a GolfBoard in Pebble Beach with Justin Verlander and Kate Upton, I’d tell you I’ve died and gone to heaven. Well, I’m happy to say that I haven’t died -- but I have indeed found my heaven at Poppy Hills.

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Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach to Host 2018 USGA Girls' Championship

Posted by Cole Handley on Dec 16, 2016 9:30:00 AM

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Poppy Hills is Ready to Test The Best of the Best at the 2018 USGA Girls’ Championship

The Northern California Golf Association and Poppy Hills of Pebble Beach could not be more thrilled to be hosting the the 2018 USGA Girls’ Junior Championship. The official tournament dates will be July 16th - 21st and will mark the first time that Poppy Hills has ever hosted a USGA Championship. This event is one of thirteen U.S. national championships organized by the United States Golf Association.

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