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Golf Tips From Muskoka Golf Professionals

Muskoka offers many fantastic experiences and the golf courses are just one of the main features of this wonderful region. There are dozens of excellent golf courses for you to enjoy, but how do you know which one to play?

Well, we went around several of the golf clubs and resorts in Muskoka and asked the professionals a few questions to show you a little more on the golf course, and also their best golf tips to help you improve your game.

The questions were:

1) Why someone should come and visit your Muskoka golf course?
2) What is the biggest mistake you see that golfers make?
3) What is the very best, simple golf tip you would give?
4) What is your favorite hole and how to play it from tee to green?

It was interesting seeing the golf professionals in action and sharing their insights of their golf course and sharing some great golf tips to help you play better!

So which Muskoka Golf Courses did we go and see?

  • Rocky Crest Golf Resort
  • South Muskoka Curling and Golf Club
  • Taboo Muskoka Resort
  • The Rock Golf Club
  • North Granite Ridge Golf Club
  • Windermere Golf & Country Club
  • Diamond in The Ruff Golf Club

Below are the golf tips and course review videos of the Muskoka Golf Professionals we put together below.

 

Rocky Crest Golf Resort With Chris Near

Learn more about Rocky Crest Golf Resort here.

 

South Muskoka Curling & Golf Club With Bruce Rogerson

Learn more about South Muskoka Golf Club here.

 

 

Taboo Muskoka Resort With Director of Golf Greg Downer 

Learn more about Taboo Muskoka Resort here.

 

The Rock Golf Club With Director of Instruction, Spencer Morland

Learn more about The Rock Golf Club here.

 

North Granite Ridge Golf Club With Head Professional John Wellar

Learn more about North Granite Ridge Golf Club here.

 

Windermere Golf & Country Club With Director of Golf Mark DeActis

Learn more about Windermere Golf & Country Club here.


The Diamond in The Ruff Golf Club With Head Professional, William Pugilese

Learn more about The Diamond in The Ruff Golf Club here.

 

Well there you have it… some great golf tips! Plus, we hope you learned a bit more about each club so that you are enticed to go and visit one of these fantastic venues for your next round of golf or getaway.

We do have some exclusive offers for many of the above courses and they can be found on either the Facebook page or for you to be registered in our Insiders club (it’s free)…

We look forward to seeing you soon and hearing all about your experience!

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How To Hit A Draw And Stop Your Golf Slice

Today we wanted to bring you a great lesson and golf tip from CPGA Professional Spencer Morland from The Rock Golf Club in Muskoka that shows you an extremely simple way you can improve your golf swing path so you can prevent hitting a slice and learn how to hit a draw.

Yes curing the slice is important but there is more that can be accomplished with the same fixes than just stopping your drives and iron slice off into trouble.

To cure a slice means to improve your swing path and connection too.

Both of which improve your swing speed and distances but also give you the opportunity to have more control over the golf ball. You see, a golfer should be able to move the golf ball with relative ease one way or the other no matter their level to shoot consistent golf scores and avoid those terrible bad holes with silly mistakes such as hitting into the water or out of bounds.

Let me ask you something…

Are you not tired of always trying to hit perfect straight golf shots and failing?

Don’t worry you are not alone. This error by most golfers in their pursuit of attempting to hit perfect straight golf shots is going to leave anyone beating their head against the wall. However if you understand that the golf ball is not meant to fly straight on any shot you will be taking a lot f pressure of yourself and scoring a lot better too!

OK, so maybe it’s a bit much to expect you to start going out and trying to play and swing like Bubba Watson, but the advantages of being able to curve the ball and at least an understanding how to shape the ball a little bit are vast.

The benefit of having ball shaping and control in your golf weaponry is crucial to lower consistent scores, even Jack Nicklaus stated that straight golf shots are bad. You see the ability to manoeuvre the golf ball will be very helpful to navigate the architecture of certain golf holes especially in Muskoka, steer away from trouble and play great golf no matter your level.

  • If you can hit a draw to can fix your golf slice.
  • You can avoid trouble around the greens.
  • Be in better positions off the tee.
  • Curve away from water, trees and bunkers to reduce risk.
  • You will have the ability to predict where your ball will go more consistently.

These are just a basic look of course at the benefits, as was mentioned above, we are not expecting you to play like Bubba, but even if your handicap is in the 20’s, when you can feel your golf swing and feel how to hit a draw and shape your golf ball your scores will drop and your confidence in your golf swing will soar.

But it’s not as complicated as too many golfers think. Some tweaks in the set up, and the the all important swing path direction will deliver you the desired results.

So as promised here below is the video to help you stop your golf slice and to show you a simple way how to hit a draw;

It’s easy to fix a slice when you know why it happens, and when you have a few tips and practice drills to follow and when you have cured your golf slice once and for all, you can begin to hit a draw and really play better effortless golf.

If you want to see more great tips and drills from Spencer to fix your slice, improve your distances and accuracy with irons and the driver then you should see these free videos here;

 

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.