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Meet Marci: Learning and Enjoying the Game of Golf All Summer

Posted by North Oaks Golf Club on Aug 31, 2019 3:37:00 AM

If Marci Marrone has learned anything about golf this summer it's that a) you don't have to be a scratch golfer to enjoy yourself on the course, and b) all golf teachers are not created equal. In fact, that's the reason she's learned a lot about golf this summer!

After 24 years as a social member, Marci decided to give golf a try. And when Marci tries something, she really tries it, so she signed up for the two-month trial golf membership, attended a bunch of Ladies Clinics, and scheduled ten private lessons with Director of Instruction Grant Shafranski. 

"My friends all said, 'that's a lifetime of lessons,' but I really knew nothing about golf, and getting the trial membership inspired me to really try to do it right. Ten lessons taught me what I needed to know." 

She's also played about 15 times so far this summer, mostly with boyfriend Nick Alfano. And the results are both a happy golfer and a more engaged member.  

"I have really just enjoyed the whole thing," she says. "I spent more time in the club this year than I have in the past 24 years. 

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Topics: Golf, Membership, golf game, golf membership

Lag Putting: 4 Tips to Save You Strokes

Posted by Julia Tiedt on May 31, 2018 12:11:21 PM

Most great putters sink a lot of putts. They read the break correctly, find the right tempo in their swing, and determine the right speed to hit the golf ball. But many of them have another tool in their putting arsenal — lag putting. Hitting in close on the green is every bit as important as hitting it close on your approach, as both can save you strokes. So, here are some tips for lagging those long putts closer to the hole.

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Topics: Golf, improve your golf game, lag putting, golf game

5 Ways to Make Your 2018 Golf Game Better Than Ever

Posted by Julia Tiedt on Jan 15, 2018 3:44:20 PM

Every golfer is different — if not, we’d have a bunch of Jordan Spieth clones running around the golf courses. We all have different swings, different strengths and, frankly, different weaknesses. But every golfer has something in common — we can improve our game. Luckily, there are plenty of game improvement plans available to golfers of all skill levels.

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Topics: Golf, golf pro, improve golf game, golf game, golf instructor

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