Golfing in Paradise

Mayakoba El Camaleon

Playa del Carmen

El Camaleon Golf Course annually hosts the Mayakoba Golf Classic, the first PGA Tour Event held in Mexico. Designed by the legendary Greg Norman, the 7,000-yard layout is unique not just to this country but to the entire golfing kingdom. As its name suggests, El Camaleón is ever changing. The stunning golf course bends through three distinct landscapes. Dense jungle, mangrove forests, and stunning oceanfront stretches of sand and is bisected by limestone canals. Norman has even incorporated a cenote, an ancient underground cavern and river system into the center of the opening fairway. The 4th 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.

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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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Golf Tips From Cancun


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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.

Golf Now Tip’s From Cancun




Whether your tempo is fast or slow you must maintain an even keel in the pace. Slow-Fast or Fast-Slow when swinging the club will not allow for the optimum rhythm or tempo to create your best results. Find your niche and try and keep it smooth during the backswing and forward motion for more consistency.

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Day 3 Canadian Open RBC

jim-furyk-1200Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes Friday in the Canadian Open to match the Royal Montreal record at 7-under 63 and tie Tim Petrovic atop the leaderboard.

The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 on the tree-line Blue Course.

”Winning any event is special,” Furyk said. ”I’ve had a lot of success (in Canada) and really a lot of support here. But we’re only at the halfway point.”

The 47-year-old Petrovic followed his opening 64 with a 66. He missed the cuts in his last five events.

”I have been hitting the ball really well for about the last three weeks,” Petrovic said. ”I’ve seen signs of some good rounds coming. Am I surprised? Maybe a little.”

Canada’s Graham DeLaet, playing in a threesome with Furyk and Matt Kuchar, was two strokes back along with Kyle Stanley. DeLaet, trying to become the first Canadian winner in the event in 60 years, also had a 63.

”They’re fun to play golf with,” Furyk said about DeLaet and Kuchar. ”We chatted a lot out there. And then to have everyone play well, you’re seeing birdie putts going in, it’s a lot of fun. And I think you can feed off that a little bit. Those guys are making birdies, you feel like putts are going in, it’s a good vibe.”

Stanley shot 67.


The 32-year-old DeLaet, winless on the PGA Tour, had nine birdies and two bogeys.

”I felt I was in control of my game all day, with a couple of little hiccups,” said DeLaet, from Weyburn, Saskatchewan. ”I mean, all three of us played great. I never saw so many putts rolling in. It was a lot of fun. We were feeding off each other. When you see putts rolling in from everywhere like it was in our group, you just feel like putting’s easy or something and you just start holing them.”

Furyk and DeLaet matched the course record set by David Morland and Scott Verplank in the second round of the 2001 Canadian Open. Verplank went on to win that week.

”To share a course record here is pretty special and to have two guys in one group do it is pretty amazing,” DeLaet said.

Furyk, coming off a fourth-place finish in the British Open, made four straight birdies on Nos. 11-14 on his opening nine on the rain-softened course and added birdies on Nos. 1, 6 and 8.

”The golf course is soft and receptive, and they have it set up where we can attack and fire at pins, so scores are going to be good,” Furyk said. ”It would be a totally different scenario if these greens were firm.”




1 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk Two-time champ, all-time money leader. Fourth at The Open. Nine top 20s in last 10 starts. Ninth in fairways hit; 10th in adjusted scoring.
2 Graeme McDowell Graeme McDowell On a red-hot run with a T6 in Ireland, a win in France and a T9 in England at The Open. Leads the PGA TOUR in strokes gained-putting.
3 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson No stranger to Canadians with a T2 at Glen Abbey in 2013 and an engagement to Wayne Gretzky’s daughter. Eight straight cuts made; five top 25s.
4 Matt Kuchar Matt Kuchar Co-runner-up at Glen Abbey last year but without a top 10 in his last five starts! Still tops on TOUR with nine. Fifth in adjusted scoring.
5 Tim Clark Tim Clark Fresh off a T5 at TPC Deere Run. Three top 20s in last six starts. Third on TOUR in fairways hit and first in proximity to the hole.
6 Charley Hoffman Charley Hoffman Twelve consecutive cuts made, including five top 20s. T3 at Congressional. Tenth in GIR, ninth in par breakers, 36th in adjusted scoring.
7 Luke Donald Luke Donald While he has four top 10s in 2014, including a solo second at Harbour Town, and it’s been 13 years since a T18 here, he fits course profile.
8 Charl Schwartzel Charl Schwartzel Fourth consecutive appearance. Comes off a T7 at Royal Liverpool. Six top 20s in last 10 starts worldwide. Fifteenth in adjusted scoring.
9 Jerry Kelly Jerry Kelly Rested after a T3 at the JDC. Four top 10s since January. Ranks 30th in fairways hit, 57th in GIR, 36th in scrambling, T9 in par-4 scoring.
10 Graham DeLaet Graham DeLaet Canada’s top-ranked golfer leads the TOUR in ball-striking and sits 21st in adjusted scoring. Most recent of eight top 20s occurred in May.
11 Brandt Snedeker Brandt Snedeker The defending champ won’t see Glen Abbey again until 2015, but he recently connected three top 25s sparked by a T9 at the U.S. Open.
12 Scott Brown Scott Brown Tied for fifth at the Deere where he ranked second in strokes gained-putting. Sits 30th in SG-P for the season. Four top 10s in 2013-14.
13 David Hearn David Hearn While he’s a Canuck, his form earns the spot and he keeps his ball in play. Eight of his last nine cuts made, including T6 at THE PLAYERS.
14 Carl Pettersson Carl Pettersson The 2010 champ at St. George’s G&CC recently finished T3 at TPC Southwind and T7 at TPC River Highlands. Ranks T24 in par-4 scoring.
15 Russell Knox Russell Knox Hasn’t played since a T24 at Congressional, his seventh top 25 of the season. Ranks 21st in ball-striking and 26th in adjusted scoring.

Putter Importation Club and Stroke


Most miss hits in putts are a result of excess body motion during the putting stroke. Start with a solid foundation in your stance and keep your head, hips and legs dead still during the stroke. Activate the stroke through your shoulders while maintaining the triangle in your arms. Try listening for the ball to go in before looking up
to see the putt