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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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Cancun Golf Courses

Great Field at Farmers Insurance Open

What a great field for this week’s Farmers Insurance Open!  Teed Off Tee Times can’t wait to see the best players in the world tackle an expected bomber-friendly Torrey Pines South Course that measures almost 7,600 yards. Tiger, Phil, BubbaTiger, Phil, Bubba, Rickie, Keegan, Brandt, Dustin and Hunter (you know golf is popular when only your first name is needed) will all be in the field along with other big hitters Nick Watney, Jason Kokrak, Kyle Stanley, Robert Garrigus and Gary Woodland. Adam HadwinCanadians will also be well represented this week with Brad Fritsch, Graham DeLaet, Adam Hadwin and David Heard all in the field.  And, Stephen Ames and Mike Weir are even paired together for the first two days with Justin Leonard.   It promises to be a fantastic four days of golf in southern California. Cancun Golf http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

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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PGA Tour’s New Schedule Helps Mayakoba Golf Classic

The PGA Tour officially announced their 2013 schedule earlier this week.  We know from the release, the Mayakoba Golf Classic will be moving from its February date (opposite the World Golf Championship Match Play event) to its own date in November as part of the beginning to the 2013-2014 PGA Tour FedEx Cup season.

What has always been viewed as a drawback by fans and sponsors of the Mayakoba Golf Classic is the lack of “big names” at the event.  Any golfer in the Top 64 in the world who wanted to play at Mayakoba was forced to instead play the Match Play due to PGA Tour rules.  That meant top players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy could not even consider adding the MGC to their schedules.

But now, there is a chance the top players in the world will come to Mayakoba.  How big of a chance, it remains to be seen.  The MGC will now have its own date on the PGA Tour schedule, allowing any PGA Tour member the ability to play Mayakoba.  However, with the increase in fall events in Asia & the Far East and the Race to Dubai ending in late November, the Mayakoba Golf Classic may continue to miss the most recognizable internatonal names in golf at its event.  The good news is more well known North and South American golfers should make the trip in an attempt to capture 500 FedEx Cup points and the possible Masters berth.

To play El Camaleon Mayakoba 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://www.teedoffteetimes.com

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PGA Tour’s New Schedule Helps Mayakoba Golf Classic

The PGA Tour officially announced their 2013 schedule earlier this week.  Suprisingly, one of the most popular events with competitors and their families, the Mayakoba Golf Classic, was not on the 2013 schedule.  Does this mean that El Camaleon no longer hosts the Only PGA Tour Event in Mexico?  Fortunately for all of us golf fans, it is just a quirk in the new schedule.

Over the next few days, Tee’d Off Tee Times will look at the new 2013 schedule and give you a sneak peek at the totally revised 2013-2014 FedEx Cup schedule (not to be confused with the abbreviated 2013 schedule) and we’ll tell you when the next Mayakoba Golf Classic will be held.

After the 2013 Season, which ends in with the Tour Championship Sept 22nd, the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season will officially begin three weeks later with the first Fall Tournament.  While the exact dates have not been set (at least publically), the Mayakoba Golf Classic will become part of the start to the new season, somewhere in mid-November 2013.

The PGA Tour also announced that the Fall Tournaments will award full FedExCup points.  This means 500 points to the winner of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, a two-year exemption and a possible Masters invite.

In our next story, we will look at who may be playing in the next Mayakoba Golf Classic.  Is there a chance the biggest names in golf, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy or Phil Mickelson, may play?  We’ll let you know.

To play El Camaleon Mayakoba 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://www.teedoffteetimes.com

Cancun Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

Riviera Maya Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/riviera-maya-golf-courses/

PGA Tour’s New Schedule Helps Mayakoba Golf Classic

The PGA Tour officially announced their 2013 schedule earlier this week.  Suprisingly, one of the most popular events with competitors and their families, the Mayakoba Golf Classic, was not on the 2013 schedule.  Does this mean that El Camaleon no longer hosts the Only PGA Tour Event in Mexico?  Fortunately for all of us golf fans, it is just a quirk in the new schedule.

Over the next few days, Tee’d Off Tee Times will look at the new 2013 schedule and give you a sneak peek at the totally revised 2013/2014 Fed-Ex Cup schedule (not to be confused with the abbreviated 2013 schedule) and we’ll tell you when the next Mayakoba Golf Classic will be held.

To play El Camaleon Mayakoba 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

Cancun Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

Riviera Maya Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/riviera-maya-golf-courses/

Golf in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya

We here at Tee’d Off Tee Times are not only the local booking agency for the 12 golf courses here in the destination, we are also local residents and golfers ourselves.  We can recommend the best courses based on your criteria, course condition and service, pricing and travel time to and from your resort.

Recently, we published Our List of the Top 12 Golf Courses in the Cancun Destination…click on the link to find out more about each golf course.

  1. El Camaleon Mayakoba
  2. Riviera Maya-Bahia Principe
  3. Iberostar Playa Paraiso
  4. TPC Cancun-Cancun Country Club
  5. Grand Coral
  6. Moon Palace
  7. Playa Mujeres
  8. Playacar
  9. Riviera Cancun
  10. Iberostar Cancun
  11. El Manglar-Mayan Palace
  12. Cozumel

The criteria we used 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.

To play any of the 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.

And now, coming in at #1 on our list of the 12 best courses is El Camaleon Mayakoba. Host to the PGA Tour Mayakoba Golf Classic and located within the tourist destination of Mayakoba, this 7,044 yard layout is the first Greg Norman designed course to open in Mexico and boasts 3 separate environmental changes (jungle, mangrove and ocean front) and two holes along the Mexican Caribbean.

The 7th and 15th holes play right to the edge of the Caribbean Sea with the sand and the spray punctuating the breeze.  The course is a part of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.  Also on property is the first and only Jim McLean Golf School in Mexico.

To play El Camaleon Mayakoba 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

Cancun Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/cancun-golf-courses/

Riviera Maya Golf  http://teedoff.com.mx/riviera-maya-golf-courses/

IV TELETON GOLF TOURAMENT MAYAKOBA EL CAMALEON IS HOSTING

 

IV Teleton Golf Tournament 2011

IV Teleton Golf Tournament 2011

IV TELETON GOLF TOURNAMENT 2011

PRESS RELEASE

 

Three years have passed in which united human efforts and wills have proven to be fruitful. It is with great pride that today we can share the news. One hundred and ten children are now reintegrated into society after their excellent treatment here at CRIT. In
turn, 110 families reached their goal, physically, emotionally and socially. And now there is a chance for 110 more children now out of a waiting list, on their way to live this wonderful rehabilitation experience.

This is certainly good news  and we are on the right track.  The funds raised last year from the Golf Tournament TELETON 2010, made it possible tor 25 different surgeries for children like Julian, Paola, Isaac and Carlita among others. This fact immensely and definitely contributed to and in their rehabilitation process.

But there is still much to do and we give thanks that Ms. Verónica Torres in leading the team.

The challenge continues this year; there are still eighty more patients waiting for orthopedic, optical, gastrointestinal and other types of surgeries.

The Tournament will be held this year on July 2nd, once more at El Camaleon Golf Course in Mayakobá, our faithful Sponsors since 2007.

Earnings from enrollment to the Golf Tournament are expected to exceed $600,000.00 Mexican Pesos (around $50,000.00 USD) and will be destined to as many surgeries as possible.

Our oficial sponsors for this tournament are:  EL CAMALEON MAYAKOBA, HOTEL FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA, OVC and CASINO PALACE. In addition, other sponsors join in this effort at each of the 18 holes. Other sponsors provide us with spectacular prizes.

During a Press Conference, members of the organizing committee, Mr. Jose Ramon Quintana Director of CRIT; Mr. Juan Ramos, FAIRMONT HOTEL’s Regional Director for Regional Projects; Mr. Manuel Llaneza, sponsor; representatives of Casino Palace and OVC present the Tournament Overview:

 

  • Shotgun output at 8:00 a.m. Cost per player:
    $5,000.00 Mexican Pesos (around $415.00 US) and the first 114 contestants
    may register as follows: Women, Men, and Go-Go style, all in Foursomes.
    The handycap must be at least 55 per team.
  • The prize pool amounts to more than two million
    and a half Pesos (Around $210,000.00 US), and include trophies, golf items
    and Green Fees to play at EL CAMALEON. Teams can participate to win one of
    the 48 prizes for the best O’Yes.
    Prizes include 4 latest model cars, 4 TW STEEL watches, 4 LED TV’s,
    4 bicycles, putts, golf bags and range finders, among others.
  • The prize for a Hole-In-One is a BMW 2011 in
    holes 2, 10 and 15.
  • On this occasion, to give it a touch more fun,
    there will be a Bingo tournament and a Silent Auction during the
    Registration Cocktail and the Promotion Lounchon respectively. Participants
    may be creditors to excellent travel packages and attractively priced
    items; all this to increase funding for rehabilitation of our priceless
    children.

Interested players may register by depositing to BANAMEX branch 458, account No. 7278036 for Fundación Teletón, México A. C, requesting for the reference at CRIT. Phone 998 193 30 60 This may get the Player a preferential rate at the FAIRMONT Hotel.

The deposit slip must be faxed to number (998) 193 3075, ATTN. Ms. Verónica Torres Rincón Gallardo, or via e-mail: torres@teleton-qroo.org.mx El Camaleon Mayakoba, http://www.teedoffteetimes.com/el-camaleon-mayakoba.php,tee´d off tee times, http://www.teedoffteetimes.com

 

 

TEED OFF TEE TIMES WELCOMES ITS FIRST GUESTS FROM ENGLAND

It seems Teed Off Tee Times has made it across the pond to Manchester and Leeds, England. Earlier this week we welcomed Gary Wilson and Phil Lister to the beautiful Riviera Maya.
Gary (Manchester) and Phil (Leeds) were searching for golf courses before their vacation and came upon us at www.teedoff.com.mx After sending a note to us, Gary and Phil were very happy to find a real person answering their questions and booking their tee times. Here is what they wrote after they returned back to England…
Hi Cheryl,

I’m finding it hard to believe I’m home I can tell you we have played golf in the UK, Spain, Florida and California, before trying the courses on the Riviera Maya this May. We had a great time, playing Grand Coral, Playacar and Mayakoba.

The all-inclusive golf at Playacar was unbelievable. The front 9 was really tricky for us, probably hampered slightly by the few beers we had in the club house before we even started! Eventually we got used to the narrow (for us) fairways and ‘jungle trouble’, and also the refreshments that kept coming all the way round 🙂 My claim to fame here was sinking an 8 foot putt on the 18th to win from 3 down with 5 to play. And also still being able to stand after the several (inclusive) cocktails in the bar afterwards……

Mayakoba was truly amazing; up there with the best we have ever played. I actually played pretty poorly that day, but still enjoyed it immensely. The course was immaculate, and the Par 3s by the beach particularly were fantastic holes. Also great value for a PGA Tour course, given we took advantage of the twilight rate.

Although we would say Mayakoba was ‘the best of the fortnight’, Grand Coral was probably the most forgiving for our standard of play, whilst still providing a great challenge. The fairways were again immaculate, and the water always made you think about which shot to play. We played here three times, a no-brainer for us at $88 a round at 1pm ‘twilight’. On our final day we also met a guy who was involved in building the course – the ‘shaper’ – he was really pleased to hear our positive comments about the layout.

We must also thank you for your organization which enabled us to have such a good time on the course. It was great to meet you on our first day, and we are very grateful for the continuing feedback and assistance you provided throughout our time in Playa Del Carmen. I hope we are the first of many customers for you from the UK – we would certainly encourage anybody coming to the area to golf to secure your services….. 🙂

Thanks again,

Gary.

PS Feel free to use (or not) any of my ramblings.

Thank you Harry and Ian for finding Teed Off Tee Times online and booking your tee times with us as well.
Teed Off Tee Times has made it across the pond to Manchester and Leeds, England. Earlier this month when we welcomed Gary Wilson and Phil Lister to the beautiful Riviera Maya.  Gary (Manchester) and Phil (Leeds) were searching for golf courses before their vacation and came upon us at http://www.teedoffteetimes.com After sending a note to us, Gary and Phil were very happy to find a real person answering their questions and booking their tee times. Here is what they wrote after they returned back to England…

Hi Cheryl,

I’m finding it hard to believe I’m home. I can tell you we have played golf in the UK, Spain, Florida and California, before trying the courses on the Riviera Maya this May. We had a great time, playing Grand Coral, Playacar and Mayakoba.

The all-inclusive golf at Playacar was unbelievable. The front 9 was really tricky for us, probably hampered slightly by the few beers we had in the club house before we even started! Eventually we got used to the narrow (for us) fairways and ‘jungle trouble’, and also the refreshments that kept coming all the way round 🙂 My claim to fame here was sinking an 8 foot putt on the 18th to win from 3 down with 5 to play. And also still being able to stand after the several (inclusive) cocktails in the bar afterwards……

(El Camaleon) Mayakoba was truly amazing; up there with the best we have ever played. I actually played pretty poorly that day, but still enjoyed it immensely. The course was immaculate, and the Par 3s by the beach particularly were fantastic holes. Also great value for a PGA Tour course, given we took advantage of the twilight rate.

Although we would say Mayakoba was ‘the best of the fortnight’, Grand Coral was probably the most forgiving for our standard of play, whilst still providing a great challenge. The fairways were again immaculate, and the water always made you think about which shot to play. We played here three times, a no-brainer for us at $88 a round at 1pm ‘twilight’. On our final day we also met a guy who was involved in building the course – the ‘shaper’ – he was really pleased to hear our positive comments about the layout.

We must also thank you for your organization which enabled us to have such a good time on the course. It was great to meet you on our first day, and we are very grateful for the continuing feedback and assistance you provided throughout our time in Playa Del Carmen. I hope we are the first of many customers for you from the UK – we would certainly encourage anybody coming to the area to golf .

Thanks again,

Gary.

PS Feel free to use (or not) any of my ramblings.

Thank you Gary and Ian for finding Teed Off Tee Times online and booking your tee times with us as well.