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Golf Tips From Playa del Carmen

CHERYL’S TIP…
“GET MORE POWER”golf back swing
During the backswing minimize your hip and knee rotation to create resistance while you focus on a full shoulder rotation. This will maximize your torque in the load position enabling you to harness more power for the downswing.

 

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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.

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

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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 #8 is Playacar Golf Club. Playacar was designed and constructed under the supervision of famous golf course architect Robert Von Hagge in 1995. This magnificent Golf Course, par 72 with a distance of 7,144 yards, surrounded by a diversity of lakes and exuberant vegetation, is considered the most challenging Course of the Region, especially the long, narrow front nine.

Located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, just south of downtown Playa in the Playacar residential and hotel area, the club provides a first class practice area, complete with a spectacular driving range, and a large putting green including chipping, pitching, and greenside bunker areas.

Playacar also offers an “All Inclusive” system offers food and beverage at the club house and snacks along the course.

To play Playacar 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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Tee’d 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 #11 is El Manglar Golf Course. This 18-hole course opened in early 2003 and was conceived with full respect for both, the naturally abundant fauna and the environmentally sensitive areas that surround it. A great resort course with predominant trade winds that demand pinpoint accuracy and challenges even the most experienced of players.

An 18-hole, par 54 course, this 2923-yard long filled with radiant white sand traps, the dark tones of natural stone lining pristine lakes, the deep, lush hue of the greens and the waste bunkers, this course is a garden of delights for golf lovers.

An imposing golf course with many surprising features, for example the 276 yard-long 13th hole played into the prevailing wind. The 17th, the course’s signature hole, nicknamed “Donna-green”, boasts two bunkers on either side of the green and one more at its center, making it a one-of-a-kind, and notoriously difficult to escape from with a par.  On the 195-yard 18th, players have only a one-shot chance to get to the green, which is built on an island-like mound with a trap at the entrance.

To play El Manglar Golf Course 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://teedoff.com.mx/

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.

Don’t Worry, The Party Will Be Hotter Than The Golf Course

One of the things you will come to see about south of the border is that a lot of times you will have some heat to deal with. Some of the world’s most popular locations are either tropical, like Mexico Golf or in desert conditions such as popular golf courses in Arizona. Is it possible to enjoy the game in temperatures that could reach 100 degrees? Absolutely, but you do need to know how to prepare so let’s take a look at how that is done.

One good thing about golfing in hot conditions is that it is not too physically intense. Other forms of exercise can quickly raise the body’s temperature to the crucial 104 degrees that causes hyperthermia, but Playa Golf is not likely to cause this. While Playa del Carmen can certainly get warm, the ocean breezes offer a cooling effect that helps to reduce the intensity of the sun’s heat.

As a recent LA Times article on golfing (http://www.latimes.com/sports/golf/la-he-newcooldown4jun04,1,4046414,full.story) showed, keeping hydrated is a very important key to staying cool out there on the course. In Mexico, you will want to take along bottled water which is fortunately very low in cost. One of the good things you can do is buy a little extra. If you find yourself getting warmer than you want to be, simply dump some on yourself. It might sound silly, but it works for other athletes and it can work for you.

Obviously, asking for local advice on what to wear while enjoying playa del carmen golf courses is crucial. Your local concierge or golf instructor can help you and any locals you know could also assist you. Most people will tell you about proper water consumption, too. In fact, the Better Golf with Fitness blog (http://fitnessforbettergolf.typepad.com/better_golf_with_fitness/2006/07/heat_wave_wiesy.html) showed that taking along a little sea salt to pinch in with your water can be a huge help to you, also. The details of how rapidly you consume your water and of what type it is are going to help you make sure you spend all day enjoying your game.

Golfing in and around the Yucatan peninsula at playa golf courses can be a remarkable treat all year around. If you are planning to head down there, though, be sure that you book your stay in advance since this is a very popular part of the Yucatan to play in. Word is starting to spread about just how great this part of Mexico is for golfers who want a low key good time in a gorgeous environment, but you will still most likely have plenty of people that you can socialize with, too. That is always all the more fun.