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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Beginner's Luck!

A hole in one is exciting no matter how long you have been playing the game however there is a certain amount of accomplishment when you achieve an ace early in your golf career! This was the situation for Tanya Brooks a new member at Victor Harbor Golf Club who scored a hole in one after only four months of playing the game. Tanya sunk the shot on the seventh hole at Victor with her seven wood. She was unsure that the ball even went in the hole, thinking that since she didn’t see it on the green it must have rolled past. Her playing partners thought otherwise, her husband and two other golfers were jumping and yelling after the ball hit the green after they saw the ball roll in the hole! The celebration continued off the course after the news spread of her accomplishments. Brooks received a call from her father congratulating her for achieving an ace in only four months after he had been playing for over fifty years and still hasn’t seen one!

Brooks shares the love of the sport with her husband who like Brooks father has been playing much longer. Brooks says golf is a hobby that they can participate in together and playing with one another has benefited both of their handicaps! It was Brooks new years resolution to start playing in 2008 but never expected to be so successful in her first year! 2008 was sure good to Brooks and hopefully 2009 will bring more great accomplishments in their game of golf!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Digital Caddies!

GPS systems for your car are one of the top selling Christmas gifts this past year. With convenient features that allow you to plot your route in the quickest amount of time and with the least amount of traffic, GPS devices are becoming more and more popular. Most new cars are actually made with built in systems right on the dashboard. Now imagine that kind of convenience when you’re out on the golf course! Seems unheard of but technology is breaking into the simple game of golf with GPS digital caddies. These systems are amazing and use satellite technology to track where your ball is in relation to the hole with exact distances and surrounding hazards! Not only are these portable machines small and easy to fit in your bag but they speed up your golf game since you avoid the process of trying to find a marker and determine your distance. These systems make a perfect gift for the golfer in your family but make sure you do your research!

There are a couple options for digital caddies, Golf Digest ranked the best of the best out there based on price and quality. The results for the best option is the Skycaddie SG5 making it extremely accurate with up to 40 reference points for every hole. It has a full color screen and database of maps for over 20,000 courses. The price for the Skycaddie SG5 is $430 with a small annual fee, Skycaddie also makes a cheaper model (about $150 less) that is also high quality but doesn’t have a color screen. Another option that is a little more affordable is the iGolf Neo which costs $150 dollars with a $35 annual fee. This system offers up to 16 hours or battery life on its rechargeable battery. The small and compact size is a big selling point for this product as well as the high quality ball tracking skills and large course database. No matter which system you decide on it will help in speeding up your game and hopefully drop some strokes. Cleary these products can’t guarantee a hole in one but it certainly can’t hurt!