50-Week Challenge #28 - Golf Fitness Workouts - Walk for the Win!

Posted by Cole Handley on Feb 13, 2018 8:31:48 PM

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Hit the ball...ride in the cart…hit the ball...ride in the cart. Not exactly getting the most benefit for our bodies using this method and it might even be costing you some strokes.

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Golf Instruction [VIDEO]: Putting Grip

Posted by Cole Handley on Aug 24, 2017 6:04:21 AM


Are you holding your putter correctly? Are you looking for a new feel on the greens? Would you like to make more putts?

It’s time to try out one of the all-time best putting grips in golf. The Reverse Overlap. In the past 10+ years of teaching I’ve seen every variation of putting grip imaginable but this one remains my favorite.

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Cart-Path-Only Restriction Lifted at Poppy Hills!

Posted by Cole Handley on Jul 14, 2017 11:57:25 AM


Fairways to Heaven

By now you’ve no doubt heard the fantastic news: Poppy Hills has officially lifted the cart-path-only restriction for the entire month of August!

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Golf Instruction [VIDEO]: How to Fix a Slice in Your Golf Swing

Posted by Cole Handley on Jul 11, 2017 7:38:52 AM

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How to Fix a Slice in Your Golf Swing

Are you fighting a slice?
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Golf Instruction [VIDEO]: Trapping

Posted by Cole Handley on May 23, 2017 9:03:00 AM

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Trapping the ball. You hear it talked about all the time and you’ve no doubt felt it -- but what does it really mean and how do you know if you are actually doing it?

Jeff provides the perfect drill in this golf instruction video. It's almost so easy that it’s stupid. If you're struggling with trapping the ball, the method here is to find the middle of the two extremes. 

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Golf Instruction [VIDEO]: Chipping

Posted by Cole Handley on May 16, 2017 8:27:00 AM


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Masters Week Missing Arnie

Posted by Cole Handley on Apr 4, 2017 2:12:38 PM


Although the iconic images and memories of Augusta National are many, one of my all time favorite traditions will be bittersweet this year during the 2017 Masters Week.

For the last 10 years, we’ve enjoyed watching that baby fade hit the fairway of “Tee Olive” or hole number one -- marking the start of another memorable Masters tournament struck by none other than Mr. Arnold Palmer. 
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How to Play Pebble Beach: A Golf Pro's Opinion

Posted by Cole Handley on Mar 28, 2017 9:08:00 AM

If you are looking to play Pebble Beach, check out this golf pro's write up on the various golf courses in Pebble Beach

Did you know that there are 7 epic golf courses in Pebble Beach?

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Eco Golf: Water Solutions at Poppy Hills

Posted by Cole Handley on Mar 15, 2017 9:02:00 AM

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If you are concerned about the California drought and water waste, you can be proud to call Poppy Hills home.

Many ask, why did you renovate? Was it to get the pros back? The answer is simple. We needed to save water.

We were running a golf course with and irrigation system that was over 30 years old. While it did do the job, there was a ton of room for improvement -- both for saving water and overall turf conditions.

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Golf Course Aeration Season is Upon Us!

Posted by Cole Handley on Mar 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It's aeration season. Come to Poppy Hills to take a break from your home club.

Golf course aeration season is upon us…..well most of us, that is.

I’m not sure which is a dirtier word, shank or aerate? I prefer the replacements of lateral and vent.

All jokes aside, I know it’s that time of year when every other phone caller asks, "When are you guys aerating?"....which brings us to this week’s topic.

The Importance of an Effective Aeration Schedule for Maintaining Long-Term, High-Quality Turf

Do you ever notice that right when your home club's greens are absolutely perfect, the superintendent strolls in throwing around that dirty word?

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