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PGA Player Rickie Fowler Putting Tips

Everyone knows when you’re the slow player in your group. Even guys on tour get called out for it – Rickie Fowler’s been known to poke some fun at Jordan Spieth for taking too long. A lot of average golfers end up burning time on the green, looking at putts from all angles, grinding over three-footers. One thing everyone needs to understand is that spending a long time over a putt doesn’t make you more likely to make the putt. In fact, you can do more damage than good by looking at it for too long.

Fowler has a few tips on how to putt quickly, but also well.

1. Spend your time wisely.
You should never be surprised when it’s your turn on the green. Instead of waiting until then to start reading your putt, begin looking at your line while the other guys in your group are putting. That way when it’s your turn, you’re ready to roll. “After I replace my ball,” Rickie says, “I take about five seconds to confirm my read.”

2. Don’t waste time second-guessing yourself.
Rickie thinks that a lot of last-minute second-guessing has to do with speed. If you know what your normal speed is before you’re standing over the putt, you’ll never question it. “I play all putts as if the ball were going to roll two feet past,” Rickie says. “Find a speed you like and stick with it.”

3. Stay confident over the ball.
Putts look different when you’re standing over them than when you’re reading them from behind the ball. But don’t let it freak you out. “I make a practice stroke or two with my eyes focused on exactly where the ball is going to enter the cup,” Rickie says. “For example, a straight putt goes in at 6 o’clock, but a sharp left-to-right breaker might go in at 9 o’clock. I then work backward to match up the speed and line. This helps me settle once more on my read, quickly and with confidence.”

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CHERYL’S SHORT GAME TIP

golf new 1Choke Down On The Grip

This seems like an obvious mechanic, but choking down on the grip actually does a lot more than simply get your body closer to the ball to make a delicate stroke. Choking down also counterbalances the club, meaning added weight above the hands work to make it easier to make less than full shots without flipping the hands over too soon.  Remember as you choke down: Don’t hunch your upper body.  Choke down with your hands, and get your body lower by adding more flex in the knees, as opposed to hunching over.chipping

PGA Tour Announces New 2013-2014 Schedule

Earlier this week the PGA Tour announced the first six events of their new 2013-2014 wrap around schedule.  These first six events will take place in October and November 2013.  The final event will be the newly re-named OHL Classic at Mayakoba, November 14-17, 2013.  Previously known as the Mayakoba Golf Classic, this event is held at El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba and is the result of OHL’s continuing committment to both Mayakoba and the PGA Tour.

The OHL Classic at Mayakoba now boasts its own unencumbered date on the PGA TOUR calendar affording any PGA TOUR player, regardless of world ranking, the opportunity to compete in Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event should he meet qualifying criteria and wish to play. Previously the tournament had been held in February opposite the World Golf Championships—Accenture Match Play Championship, prohibiting the top 64 players in the world from enjoying the chance to compete at Mayakoba.

“We are honored to continue as host of Mexico’s Only PGA TOUR Event and extremely pleased to now have our own week on the TOUR schedule,” said Andres Pan de Soraluce, CEO of OHL Developments, owner and developer of the Mayakoba Resort.  “In many ways a new era has been born for this tournament and we are excited about our new date and look forward to a bright future. We are confident the 2013 tournament will be a signature event for Mexico and for golf worldwide.  As always, we are eager to share the beautiful Mayakoba resort as well as the Riviera Maya and Cancún regions with the best golfers in the world and an international television audience.”

As part of the announcement, officials also unveiled an increase in the total purse to $6 million USD guaranteeing the winner will earn a check of more than $1 million USD. The OHL Classic at Mayakoba will continue to offer the largest amount of prize money of any golf tournament in Latin America, a distinction it has held since its inception in 2007.With this new date, the tournament will continue to be a part of the season-long FedExCup competition and will now distribute a full allocation of FedExCup points. In addition to a winner’s check of $1.08 million USD, the champion will also earn 500 FedExCup points. Previously, the event awarded 250 points to the first-place finisher.

We here at Teed Off Tee Times, based in the beautiful Riviera Maya and Cancun destination, count El Camaleon Mayakoba as our favourite golf course because of it’s year-round PGA Tour conditioning and it is the only golf course in the destination to have two golf holes along the Mexican Caribbean.

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Teed Off Tee Times Lists the 12 Best Golf Courses in Cancun/Riviera Maya

Each day between now and the end of October, Tee’d Off Tee Times will list each of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun/Riviera Maya destination.

The criteria we use is not scientific and the difference between 12 and 1 is really not that much.  Personal preference, prestige in playing, designer, course design and layout, course conditioning and guest service were all taken into consideration.

Coming in at #4 is TPC Cancun. This Nick Price-designed South Course will be joined by a new clubhouse in late 2013 and the Tom Fazio-designed North course in Spring 2014.  It is the newest golf course in the destination and is only 5 minutes south of Cancun international airport and 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen.

The south course is situated on 1116 acres of diverse land offering extensive wildlife, beautiful native greenery, and an abundance of natural water.  Mr. Price incorporated these naturally occurring features into his design strategy.  The course boasts wall-to-wall Platinum Paspalum, as well as 79 bunkers and 5 lakes and is a unique golf experience and a challenge for all golfers.

To play TPC Cancun or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

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Teed Off Tee Times Lists the 12 Best Golf Courses in Cancun/Riviera Maya

Each day between now and the end of October, Tee’d Off Tee Times will list each of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun/Riviera Maya destination.

The criteria we use is not scientific and the difference between 12 and 1 is really not that much.  Personal preference, prestige in playing, designer, course design and layout, course conditioning and guest service were all taken into consideration.

Coming in at #6 is Moon Palace Golf Club.  This Jack Nicklaus signature design is the only 27 hole golf course in the destination and uses a combination system of blending golf from The Lake, The Dunes and The Jungle nines.  It also features a Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf on site.

The course is conveniently located less than 10 minutes south of Cancun Airport and features an “All Inclusive” system offering unlimited food and beverage at the Club House and along the course.

To play Moon Palace or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

Teed Off Tee Times Lists the 12 Best Golf Courses in Cancun/Riviera Maya

Each day between now and the end of October, Tee’d Off Tee Times will list each of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun/Riviera Maya destination.

The criteria we use is not scientific and the difference between 12 and 1 is really not that much.  Personal preference, prestige in playing, designer, course design and layout, course conditioning and guest service were all taken into consideration.

Coming in at #7 is Playa Mujeres Golf Club. The second Greg Norman signature design in the destination is located north of downtown Cancun and 20 minutes from the hotel zone. Great news is that the highway between Cancun and Playa Mujeres is being expanded, which will cut down on travel time when completed.

This Greg Norman signature 18-hole course features ecologically friendly championship golf with carefully crafted water holes, jungles, bunkers and greens, utilizing a rearrangement of the site’s native plants, trees and other indigenous foliage.

Opening in July of 2006 and the longest course in the region measuring 7,218 yards, this course sits between the Caribbean Sea and Chachmochuc Lagoon and several holes offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.

To play Playa Mujeres or any of the other 12 courses in the destination, please call us on our toll-free line at 1-855-833-3633 or visit us online at http://teedoffteetimes.com

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Take A Real Vacation And Try Golf In Cancun

It is somewhat ironic to think that every year, college students head to Cancun to enjoy Spring Break. Of course, a lot of the time they are engaged in so much frantic partying that they come back rather wiped out. This is not the way it has to be, though. In fact, there are a lot of activities such as Mexico golf that you can enjoy which are actually relaxing and low key. If you want to learn about how to have a chill time in Cancun, read on.

One of the things you want to do before you get here is read up a bit on what all there is to do in Cancun other than partying. The city is now showing itself off as a family destination, too, so you will find there are more calm activities that may refresh you. Spas are an excellent idea, but Cancun golf can be a leisurely way to spend the day, too. In addition to the obvious beach time you can enjoy, remember that as Cozumel blog recently pointed out (http://cozumelblog.com/blog/2011/04/07/international-travel-tips-for-a-cancun-vacation/), you can also enjoy gorgeous local parks that preserve the native ecology here. Watching nature is another great way to unwind.

You’ll want to keep the culture here in mind, as well. All fashion is not always appreciated on the golf course. While mexico golf courses tend to be laid back, you want to avoid loud and flashy attire that would be best suited to a club. Also, tipping is often appropriate in this part of the world as an All About Cancun post (http://allaboutcancun.com/about-cancun/travel-tips/) explains. You do not always have to tip your cab driver, but room service and other service people do expect a little something even if it is not cash. Asking your hotel desk person can often reveal this kind of information for you.

Of course, the golf resorts here in Cancun do stand out as wonderful ways to relax. You can recover a bit from any partying you might do and if you do not feel like having to hang out with a large group as you should do during the night time in the city, then it is a good idea to head out on the green and get in some of that gorgeous Yucatan sunshine. This gives you some physical activity while still being a calm way to relax, too.

If you do plan to enjoy Cancun area golf activities like playa golf courses just down the road, you may want to set things up in advance. The resort you are staying at could well have a tournament planned and if so you would be better off knowing in advance. A little planning goes a long way down here.