Fix Your Slice With This Great Drill From Hank Haney

Far too many golfers needlessly struggle with the oh so frustrating slice, so today we wanted to share with you a video from world famous golf coach Hank Haney.

You may not be able to get out on the golf course right now but there is still a lot of work you can be doing indoors during these cold days. Simulators, golf domes, practice nets or even at home just feeling the correct swing movements all offer many opportunities to improve your golf game.

Now is the time to start working on those swing mistakes that hurt your golf game and this drill from Hank Haney will help eliminate them.  This is also a useful drill to use whilst on the golf course to dial in your swing to hit it straighter if you find that your slice is rearing it’s ugly head.

Hank shares a very simple explanation to why most golfers slice and how to easily feel a better golf swing sequence to fix your slice and hit longer straighter drives.

Fixing your golf slice is often over complicated by too many instructors when in reality, a simple understanding of why hitting the slice into the trees occurs and with the correct golf tips to cure your slice once and for all, you will be much more confident and consistent of the tee.

As promised below is the video to fix your golf slice from Hank Haney.

Listen to his advice. We urge you to get a club out and perform the drill allowing the club the swing around you and get your back to the target. This will start to give you correct swing sequence and feeling to attack the ball from the right angle eliminating one side of the golf course.

This 3-part drill from Hank will re-route your swing and get you perhaps even hitting draws. It’s as easy as starting with a simple clockwise circle.

Hank Haney: The 5-Minute Slice Fix Video

Enjoy and use this practice drill in preparation for the spring weather (mind the furniture though).

We have 3 more simple cures to fix your slice that you can use in addition to the above drill from Haney and will really help you start to improve your golf swing and stop slicing the ball and you can see the first video below.

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Deerhurst Resort

Muskoka Golf Courses You Should See

The name Muskoka quickly conjures the romance of a rustic vacation, a getaway in cottage land, a retreat to the harmony of nature. With its clear crystal lakes, neat green forests and also sunny summer weather, Muskoka remains one of the favourite destinations for Canadians in the past century and it’s still as appealing and untouched as it is always has been and lost none of its appeal.

The spectacular resort golf courses in Muskoka make the region a premier golf destination too.

There is such a wide variety of excellent golf courses in the Muskoka Region. Some are more difficult than others, some are more scenic, some more relaxed and perfect for the family, others are perfect for you and your golfing buddies (enemies)to have a great day out and challenge your skills. We thought we would just put together a short but not conclusive list of golf courses in Muskoka, no matter your level you should make a point to play at one point as they will leave you with fond memories no matter how you played!

Deerhurst Resort

Deerhurst Resort
Deerhurst was among Muskoka’s earliest resorts commissioned in 1896 and has two beautiful courses for you to come and see. Deerhurst has ranked as the second best in Canada by Score magazine in the “Best Golf Resort” category for several reasons such as the views, the facilities, the scenery and also the demanding Deerhurst Highlands golf course. The resorts title course is from architects Robert Cupp and also Thomas McBroom.

Carved from the rugged hills and dense forestry, it presents the golfer with hazards to challenge every aspect of ones game. The Deerhurst Lakeside course is perhaps a little more forgiving and is a par 65 offering a gentler layout and provides a very enjoyable track in excellent condition to still offer variety and many skill testing holes for golfers.

 

Grandview Golf Club

Grandview Golf club Muskoka Mark O'meara

The Mark O’Meara Course at Grandview opened in May 2001. This course was the debut of the PGA Tour star in the golf course design arena. O’Meara wanted his first design to be on a beautiful piece of property, and he has made excellent use of the natural settings that the Muskoka region affords. The golf course course sprawls across gorgeous, rugged terrain with plenty of elevation changes, trees and encroaching granite outcroppings to give you the views and golf holes you dream of in and reminds us why Muskoka Golf is famous the world over.

 

Rocky Crest Golf Club

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At Rocky Crest Golf Club, situated at the north of Lake Joseph, McBroom designed yet another magnificent course out of the Canadian Shield of Muskoka. Wonderfully framed by forest of light hemlock and pine and birch, the fairways are accented by granite outcroppings and deep bunkers that supply definition and challenge.

Rocky Crest Golf Club is aptly named for the appearance of the Canadian Shield on no less than 15 of its holes.  This feature hole is a par 5 measuring 569 yards from the back tee with a forced carry over a smooth and beautiful granite ravine that requires your tee shot to carry 180 yards to reach the fairway.

 

The Lake Joseph Club

The Lake Joseph Club

The Lake Joseph Club golf course has been framed by dense forest and also granite from the Canadian shield, with spectacular landscapes of the picturesque Lake Joseph in the heart of the the region. The beauty and the challenge around this rugged setting will leave you satisfied and craving to play another 18 holes. The course is known for many great views but course design it’s really as strategic and challenging as it is panoramic.

So there you have four excellent golf courses in Muskoka you really should go and see this season.

And if you want to learn more about golf stay and play packages in Muskoka or golf trails to plan the perfect trip for you and your family or your golfing friends then have a look here for some great offers and packages.

 

 

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How To Fix Your Slice Golf Swing Habits To Play Better Golf

 

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If you are anything like 95% of the golfers who play this game you will be suffering from shots that leak out because all of the dreaded and catastrophic slice.

It’s a plague that seems to frustrate and attack far too many golfers of all levels and ages that causes bogeys (or more) lost balls and ruined scores.

You see, golf courses know how to punish players who suffer from weak slices. They do this by placing bunkers, rough and tress in the exact spots to make life difficult for you off the tee and around the greens. Now as we are Canadians, many of you will be left handed, but the trouble still lies awaiting for you too so don’t think you get away with it.

Also a point to mention is that the golf swing action that creates a slice such as out to in swing path into the ball, a poor takeway, inconsistent alignment and poor swing mechanics often results in many other bad shots such as; fat shots, pulls and miss hits .. (I think we all want less of those correct?)

Because a slice, no matter which way it curves, is a weak shot, it robs you of distance for one thing, but big issue with golfers having the slice as their main bad shot is the compensations they make in trying to fix it or allowing for it on the golf course…

Let me ask you this..

Ever had to play golf with your slice and found yourself aiming further and further away from the fairway or green to allow for the slice?

Do you just accept having a golf swing that produces a slice?

Why does it seem to get progressively worse too when you allow for it on the course?

You see the more you allow for it, the more it slices and your golf swing becomes choppy, nervous and weak resulting in an incorrect angle swing path and just bad inconsistent golf shots.

None of the above are a recipe for enjoyable golf on one of on Muskoka’s fine golf courses are they?

So, what we are going to do to ensure you fix your golf swing slice habits with some really effective golf practice tips you can even start working on at home to prepare for the sprong and upcoming golf season…

We have 3 simple but really effective drills and tips you can start working on right away to finally start improving your consistency and having your best golf scores yet in Muskoka.

Because the slice is such an annoying shot and too many of you suffer needlessly with it, we asked CPGA Coach, Spencer Morland from The Rock Golf Club to provide some great tips to help you fix your slice golf swing habits just for Golf Muskoka..

So all you need to do is follow this link below and you can begin to watch the first tip on why alignment is a principle you must master to have straighter golf shots and how you begin improving easily.

See the fix your slice videos here;

https://golfmuskoka.com/fix-your-slice-lm

From Spencer and all of us here at Golf Muskoka…hit ’em straight and longer too!

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Golf Muskoka – Insiders Club

Introducing; Golf Muskoka’s – Insiders Club

What is it?

Golf in Muskoka is renowned for the exceptional quality and variety of the golf courses in the region to suit every golfers game and indeed budget.

We at Golf Muskoka aim to provide you great reviews and tips to help you choose the right course for you to play and to enjoy it to the fullest either as a day trip of part of a golf trail in Muskoka.

As part of that mission, we have the Insiders Club.

The Golf Muskoka Insiders Club is a place where if you are lucky enough to be a part of; (it’s FREE by the way) you get the most exclusive deals we can get you directly from a variety of fantastic golf courses in Muskoka.

Because the region offers so many fantastic golf courses to choose from and because you are a shrewd golfer, you want to find good deals for great courses, but you don’t want to spend hours searching online, looking for vouchers or calling each club individually…

So with that in mind, we have done all the hard the work for you!

What’s in it for YOU?

These Muskoka golf deals WILL NOT be found anywhere else. Besides, if we shared them outside of the Insiders Club, they would not be exclusive, would they?

Also, these special Insider deals are always going to only available in limited quantities or be available for limited times only.

But the only place to get these exclusive deals is if you come and join us inside. These offers will not be shared by the golf courses directly, they will not be seen on the website or posted on social media for anyone to see…

The great deals for golf in Muskoka that we seek out for the Insiders Club are waiting for you. So come on inside and start preparing to dust of clubs and enjoy some of the finest, memorable and enjoyable golf courses in Ontario.

What do YOU need to do next?

Its simple, all you need to do to be a part of the Golf Muskoka Insiders Club is;

Go to https://golfmuskoka.com/offers/ and register.

Then check your email. You will get your first special offer emailed to you right away!

See you on the Inside and on one of the best golf courses in Muskoka

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The Best Holes On 9 Top Courses To Play In Muskoka

There are many incredible holes to capture your imagination and challenge every area of your game on all the golf courses in Muskoka, but here are 9 that we think you should be on the look out for.

 

Deerhurst Highlands Golf Course – 10th hole.
Muskoka’s golf boom began while using the 1990 opening of Deerhurst Highlands Course, where the par-four dog leg 10th commences at a towering granite-slab tee box just before twisting right toward a multi-tiered green to challenge even the best of putters.

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The Ridge At Manitou Golf Club – 18th hole
Awaits you at the end of the fairway is a green at the par-five final hole that appears to be suspended by an emerald infinity pool above Manitous body of water. The Ridge at Manitou’s clubhouse as an additional backdrop provide a magical ending to every round.

ridge at manitou golf 18th hole

 

 

Bigwin Island Golf Club – 6th hole
The Affording panoramic vistas of the surrounding Lake of Bays, the par-four sixth at Bigwin Island Club has been renowned as one of the Canada’s best scenic holes and deservedly so.

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North Granite Ridge Golf Club – 6th hole
High-handicappers beware: the carry required from off the tee to just get over bedrock and water from your back tees at North Granite Ridge Golf Club’ s par-five 6th hole can be a drive too far unless you catch your driver well, with a knee-buckling 220 yards carry, it will test your resolve.

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Lake Joseph Golf Club – 8th hole
From the dizzying heights of the eighth tee at Lake Joseph Club, golfers ought to hit a precision iron shot to a valley green dwarfed by a big wall of pink granite.

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The Rock Golf Club – 9th hole
A thrilling challenge that concludes to the roller-coaster-ride front nine, The Rock Golf Club’s dogleg par-five 9th hole challenges every golfers to attempt to bite away as much off the corner as they dare.

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Muskoka Bay Golf Club – 1st hole
The opening hole is strikingly beautiful, but it’s not crazily prolonged or overly hard, Muskoka Bay Golf Club’ s 441-yard first hole tee box is at a rocky perch high above the fairway is a great opener to every round to smash one down the fairway.

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South Muskoka Curling and Golf – 16th hole
Perhaps Muskoka’s most feared hole will be the 16th at South Muskoka Golf and Curling Club , a par four requiring you to perform a pinpoint approach on the ball-hungry gully to an undulating environment friendly green.

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Taboo Resort Golf and Spa– 7th hole
The par-three seventh at Taboo Course is chiseled from a craggy chute and long striated white and grey granite. Miss right or left and your ball move into orbit.

taboo golf resort 7th hole

There are dozens of other great golf courses in Muskoka all with memrable holes and views. Muskoka is a perfect destination for your golf vacation.

Get free expert advice on marketing your course!

Golf Muskoka, with the help of RTO12 is offering a free “Ask Me Anything” session with golf marketing specialist Carl Clift from ONCOR Solutions.  Last year ONCOR helped Golf Muskoka to significantly grow its email list and improve its social media presence.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn some techniques to improve your courses marketing efforts.

Things are ramping up for golf season and everyone in the industry is very busy.  That is why this session is designed to accommodate everyone’s schedule.  This Question and Answer forum will be set up as an online bulletin board.  You can post your golf marketing questions starting right now up until March 29th at 4:00pm.  Carl with then be logging on at 3:00pm on March 29th for an hour to post answers to all of your questions.  You can then go back to the forum afterwards at your inconvenience to read the answers to all of the questions asked.  If you wish to chat with Carl in real time, you can log on between 3:00 and 4:00 to post you question and he will respond promptly.

Post a question in 3 easy steps
1. Go to http://rto12.ca/forums/forum/ask-anything-golf-marketing/
2. Enter a Topic Title, your name and email
3. Enter your question into the description box and click submit.

Golf Muskoka’s 1st Annual General Meeting

Nominations have been submitted for the 2016 Golf Muskoka Board of Directors.  On March 24th at 1:00pm we ask you to join us at the Muskoka Bay Club.  As a member of Golf Muskoka, we would like you to cast a vote in regards to the presented director recommendations. The Nominating Committee has reviewed and came up with a list of candidates that will help to move Golf Muskoka forward in the coming year.

The next meeting is as follow’s:

  • March 24, 2016
  • Muskoka Bay Club, 1217 N Muldrew Lake Rd, Gravenhurst, ON
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm

We hope that you will join us on March 24 at Muskoka Bay and participate in the formation of this year’s Board of Directors that will govern the upcoming decisions of this important regional golf initiative.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the current Golf Muskoka Board

Looking forward to catching up.  We are currently in the process of finalizing a guest speaker and an agenda will be circulated a week prior to the meeting.

Tyler Francis
Explorers’ Edge Tourism Operator Relations

Muskoka Golf Courses; Best Destination Fore Golf in Canada

It’s summertime in Canada, where great golf abounds from coast-to-coast. Not sure where to start? We asked our travel experts which destination is ideal for your first golf trip up north:

Muskoka Golf Courses Stands Up and Stands Out in Canada

We find it very difficult to stand up and blow our own horn as we might be a bit biased when it comes to the Muskoka Region and the wonderful golf that it has to offer.  So we are pleased to bring you a variety of different sources that can truly express what we have know for quite a while.

The following testimonials are something we are truly proud of;

A Recent Article Published By the Golf Channel

Punch Shots: Favorite golf destination in Canada
By Brandon Tucker , Jason Deegan , Mike Bailey
Jul 22, 2013 5:34 PM ET

It’s summertime in Canada, where great golf abounds from coast-to-coast. Not sure where to start? We asked our travel experts which destination is ideal for your first golf trip up north:

While I love the ski villages, mountain views and golf courses of Mont-Tremblant and Whistler, no Canadian golf destination can compete with the sheer depth and quality of the Muskoka Lakes region.

A two-hour drive north of Toronto, Ontario’s “cottage country” is revered for its hundreds of lakes, but golf has become a major player as well. Deerhurst Resort, home to the Highlands and Lakeside courses, a spa, fine restaurants, plenty of excursions and live theater, isn’t as glitzy as Canada’s iconic Fairmont golf resorts, but the place would make a great home base for any trip.

Host of the G8 Economic Summit in 2010, Deerhurst continues to improve under new owners, Skyline Hotels & Resorts. Nearby, the Rocky Crest Golf Resort in Mactier offers another SCOREGolf Top 100 course.

The Muskoka Bay Club, designed by Doug Carrick, remains the best of the extreme layouts cut from exposed rock outcroppings of the Canadian Shield. That said, nearby Taboo might be tougher and more scenic.

The best time to visit Muskoka could be fall when the leaves change colors and all the tourists leave. In the shoulder season, private Bigwin Island Golf Club begins offering outside play. Set on an 800-acre island in the middle of the Lake of Bays, it’s a playable Carrick design that opened in 2002 on the site of an old Stanley Thompson course. The five-minute boat ride to reach the club feels like an escape to the days of yore when the rich and famous gathered on the island for parties and dances. Toronto’s corporate elite arrive by seaplane flying overhead.

Secondary courses around Muskoka such as the Ridge at Manitou Golf Club, Oak Bay Golf & Country Club and The Rock Golf Club all serve up memorable moments, too.