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Chips & Divots: Playing into the Wind

According to Avalon Golf PGA professional Ted Wenner, if you hit straight and long, you score well. If you stray, you pay. At Avalon, players must contend with narrow fairways, an abundance of water, and the course’s most prominent feature, the wind. Wenner contends that crosswinds present the most prominent challenge for most Avalon Golf patrons. This week, we present some useful... Read More

Chips & Divots with Francey Burke

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and golfing season is in full swing. Cape May County is home to breathtaking golden sunset views, but what about the green? This week, we’ve decided to profile a notable Cape May County golf figure. Francey Burke of Cape May Court House gave us a quick glimpse into her experiences with the game and what she loves about the chips and divots of CMC.... Read More

Chips & Divots: Power Tips for Women

We've compiled Golf Digest's top pointers for ladies trying to prove their power on the green.
1. Swing around your body. When you're taking your practice swings on the tee, swing the clubhead several inches off the ground. This encourages you to swing more around your body (rather than up and down), which will help increase your clubhead speed and add distance. --Sandy LaBauve, one of... Read More

Chips & Divots: The Science of a Perfect Bunker Shot

Though thousands of Cape May County summer visitors flock to the area to enjoy a breezy day in the sand, a sandy bunker is not exactly a dream destination for your average golfer. Rather, a greenside bunker shot tends to be a most unpleasant experience. But Cape May County’s varied championship courses would not be complete without their signature sandy stretches. Sand Barrens Golf Club of... Read More

Chips & Divots: Tips for Beginners

The game of golf can be a daunting sport to take on for beginners. However, the sport offers great opportunities for one to challenge the mind and body. Here are some simple tips for beginner golfers to enjoy the game this summer:
Mental Approach:
The mental aspect of golf is one of the most important elements of the game. It is important to have a strong mental outlook toward the... Read More

Chips & Divots

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and golfing season is in full swing. Cape May County is home to breathtaking golden sunset views, but what about the green? A number of Par-3 and full golf courses throughout the area promise beautiful landscape scenery that rivals a beach sunset.
Sand Barrens Golf Club
The unique personality and layout of Sand Barrens Golf Club makes for... Read More

Chips & Divots

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and golfing season is in full swing. Cape May County is home to breathtaking golden sunset views, but what about the green? A number of Par-3 and full golf courses throughout the area promise beautiful landscape scenery that rivals a beach sunset. The unique personality and layout of Sand Barrens Golf Club makes for a challenging game for golfers of... Read More

Chips & Divots

Nestled between Ocean City and Wildwood, along the Jersey coast, lies Avalon Golf Club. Avalon Golf is an 18-hole championship course that artistically blends various hole personalities to create an experience that dazzles the senses and ignites a true passion for the game of golf. Measuring from 6325 to 4924 yards, Avalon can be considered a fair yet tough test for golfers of all skill levels... Read More

Chips & Divots

When I was in college, I had a coach tell me that practice doesn’t make perfect, as the old adage suggests. Rather, “appropriate practice makes perfect”. He explained that if we are throwing a football the wrong way over and over again, we have taught ourselves how to throw a football—yes—but we have successfully learned how to throw the football incorrectly. Golf is no different. In every... Read More

Chips & Divots

I openly admit that my experience on full 18-hole golf courses is limited to very limited. I tried my hand at a full round of golf at Laguna Oaks Par-3 just weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised at how beginner-friendly the course was. And at how totally terrible I was not. My interest in honing my driving and putting skills has since peaked and I’ve even made a few trips to the driving range... Read More