Saturday, January 11 & Saturday, February 15
Tournaments will take place at our sister course, Warren Valley Golf Club.
Tournaments will take place at our sister course, Warren Valley Golf Club.
Happy Halloween from all of us at Inkster Valley! Have a spooktacular day.
Monday 10/21- Sunday 10/27
Hey there, we want to thank you for supporting us. This week, greens fees are on the house. Only pay cart fee: $10 for 9 holes or $15 for 18 holes. Just mention this post at check-in! Make sure you’re on our email list- you can click the “Join the E-Club” button to sign up! Must be on email list to redeem free greens fees.
Did you know that you can book a tee time online & invite friends to golf with you for your tee time?
Our online booking engine makes it simple for golfers to invite other golfers so you can tee it up with your friends! Here’s how:
Click the button below to book your tee time online, then select the time you want to golf.
Need a little extra help? Click HERE to watch our “How-To Video” to learn how to book online.
When you confirm your tee time, add the friends you want to invite to golf with you!
Your friend will receive an alert that you invited them to play!
Thank GOLF it’s Friday! Relax & unwind this weekend with a round of golf at Inkster Valley. Book your weekend round today. Reserve a tee time online 24/7 by clicking the button below.
Did you know that you can book a tee time 24/7 through our online booking portal? Booking online is quick, easy, & you can even invite your friends to golf with you! Watch the video below to learn how.
Walking, carrying your bag, and swinging all get the blood pumping to your heart. This physical exercise reduces your risk of stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, especially if combined with a healthy diet.
Walking the golf course strengthens the brain’s memory circuits. By staying active, you make sure your brain has a strong blood supply, which is essential to help it function better now and in the future.
An 18-hole round easily exceeds the recommended daily step count of 10,000 for weight loss. A male golfer burns an average of 2,500 kCal during an 18-hole round, and female players burn approximately 1,500 kCal.
Walking in fresh air, socializing, and the mental challenge of golf releases the mood-enhancing chemicals in your brain, which make you happy and relaxed.
Walking the course gives you fresh air and a good workout – a powerful combination that helps you sleep faster and remain sleeping for longer.
Golf is attractive to people of all ages because it is a low-impact sport that allows players to burn calories with a low risk of injury.
A Swedish study found that golfers have a 40% lower death rate, which corresponds to a 5-year increase in life expectancy!
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your golf game isn’t employing advanced techniques. To master the game, you’ve got to ace the basics first. Check out this article we found by Todd McGill teaches you how to golf like a pro by using basic techniques.
Learn to play like the pros by mastering course management basics
By Todd McGill
Source: Golf WRX
The line that is drawn between amateurs and professionals certainly covers more than one aspect. However, there are some things that anyone can do in order play like the pros and shoot better scores. Knowing how to plot your way around the course from tee to green is something that not many amateurs take into consideration, though it is something that professionals do so well. Learning how to play to your strengths and learning to take what the course gives you will ultimately lower your scores, no matter what your handicap.
From the tee
-Use sound judgment when setting up on the tee box by knowing what your miss is and playing for it. For example, for those that fade that ball, teeing the ball on the right side of the box allows you to play for your shot shape with more room for the ball to work. This is also the case for playing away from trouble, in being that lining up on the side of trouble allows you to play away from it.
-In some cases on short holes, make a note to hit your tee ball to where you leave yourself with a comfortable yardage for your approach. You don’t gain anything from hitting a driver if it leaves you with a feel shot from 30 yards when you could hit a wood or hybrid and leave yourself with a full club in. (This is also the case when hitting your second shot on a par 5)
Hitting into the green
-Know which pins you should attack and which ones you shouldn’t. The biggest mistake that many amateurs make is trying to hit the ball at a tucked pin. Even the professionals choose which flags to go at and which holes to play safe, making sure they leave themselves a putt rather than short siding themselves.
-The biggest thing that gets us in trouble around the greens or on them is trying to make the ball go in the hole. It’s easy to get greedy with your shot and create the mindset that you have to make it when, in reality, it’s much more feasible to play for a three-foot circle around the hole. Leaving you an easy tap in. There is nothing more infuriating than a 3-putt.
I hope these tips will benefit your golf game by allowing you to manage your way around the golf course. The pros use these same approaches when they step on each hole, and it is imperative that you do also. We all may not have the ability that professionals do, but we can certainly learn things from them that will lower our scores.
Link to article: http://bit.ly/2MWSYxO
Here’s an article we found from Justin James that will help you be on top of your golf game.
WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM A LONG-DRIVE CHAMP
As a former world long-drive champion, I often hear from regular golfers that they’ll never come close to being able to swing like me. Not true. You can. If you copy even a little of my technique, the ball is going to come off the face of your driver hotter than ever. Try these things the next time you’re on the range.
By Justin James —with Ron Kaspriske
CHEAT THE SCALE
If you just stood on a scale, it would give you your body weight. But if you push down, that number will go up. When I make a backswing, I’m loading more than 100 percent of my body weight into my trail leg (right leg for righties). So really push into the ground with your trail leg as you take the club back. It will help you create and store a lot of energy.
GET OFF THE HEEL
As you swing back, it’s OK if your lead heel comes off the ground. That’s going to help you make a bigger backswing—especially if you’re not that flexible. You’ll really load up on your right side.
AVOID THE SWAY
Feel like someone standing behind your back is grabbing a belt loop near your right hip pocket and pulling it toward him. In other words, sink into that right hip as you swing back, which will keep you from swaying away from the target.
PLANT AND BUMP
To start your downswing, replant your left heel if you let it come off the ground. I mean really plant it. Try to leave an indentation in the turf. You’re using the ground to create energy for more swing speed. Also, let your left hip shift toward the target. This bump allows you to stay behind the ball with your upper body so you can apply all your weight to the strike.
GO WITH THE FASTBALL
I don’t think about pulling the handle of the driver down toward the ball, and I don’t think about releasing the club, either. Instead, I get the sensation I’m throwing a fastball with my right hand. It probably comes from my time as a minor-league pitcher. This feel will really boost your speed down into the ball.
SHOULDER THE LOAD
You want your club moving its fastest as it meets the ball. To make that happen, get the right shoulder facing the target as you finish the swing. It’s got to keep moving. As long as my lower body leads in the downswing, this turn helps blast the ball way down the fairway.
JUSTIN JAMES, 29, 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, won the 2017 World Long Drive Championship. He plays a Krank Formula X Snapper driver (48 inches, 3.5 degrees of loft). He hit a 435-yard drive to win the championship.
Link to article: Click HERE
The dreaded shanks- a golfer’s worst enemy & something we’ve all struggled with. Next time you hit a shank, think about these tips we found from Michael Breed to help you hit straight on target.
Shank solution: These two changes will save you
By Michael Breed
Hitting a shank is bad enough, but they tend to come in bunches. That can really mess with your mind—and your score. Anyone who tells you to forget you just rocketed one into the trees on the right has never lived with the shanks. Consider the cause. Typically, the clubface is wide open at impact, and the swing is out to in, with the clubhead coming from the far side of the strike line and cutting to the inside. Those two conditions expose the hosel, which hits the ball, shooting it right.
First, fix the face. Square the clubface, then place both your hands on the grip in what’s called a strong position—turned dramatically away from the target. Don’t just grip the club and turn your hands back; that only rotates the face open. The combination of a square face and strong grip is what helps you close the face through impact.
“Stay turned, and let the club drop to the inside.”
Next, fix the path. Swing back, making a full shoulder turn, and as you start down, keep your back to the target a beat longer. The club will drop to the inside of the target line. From there, you can swing out to the ball without worrying about the hosel being exposed from an out-to-in path.
These changes should do the trick, but if you need a maximum dose of shank-proofing, here’s one more: Try to hit the inside-back portion of the ball with the toe of the club. That will keep your path coming from the inside and prevent the hosel from moving closer to the ball. Shanks solved!
ADVANCED CONCEPT : MAKE THE SHAFT MISS THE BALL
THINK OF BASEBALL: You’re trying to swing the bat into the ball—simple. In golf, if you envision the shaft hitting the ball, you’ll probably make contact off the hosel because that’s the end of the shaft. Instead, you have to learn to miss the ball with the shaft. The clubhead extends out farther than the hosel so you want to swing the shaft to the inside of the ball. The image of the shaft missing to the inside will help you produce center-face contact. This mind-set might be just what you need to shake those shanks.
— with Peter Morrice
Link to article: Click here