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Sometimes it takes a risk taker to show us a different way to play the same hole. Take the first hole at Shagannapi Point, a short par 4 downhill fairway to an island green. From the back tees, it is a 200 yard drive to the edge of the water. From there, golfers hit a lob shot to the green. Your ball has to be high enough and soft enough to land on the green without the chance of it rolling off. The risk takers would take a club and go for the green. Some would hit the front of the green, take a bounce and roll to the back where their ball nudges up to the apron. Others would shoot for the pin, bounce and completely roll off to the water waiting for errant balls. It's a risk and reward hole and if you score a par, pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
Drainage 101: Do French drains really work?
Thanks to a collection of french drains strategically placed around a golf course, there is no pooling of water in low spots. Not just for golf courses, french drains can be installed in your backyards or anywhere around your house where rain water or excess water is collecting. Simply dig a trench about twelve inches deep and about ten inches wide then line it with a good weed blanket or landscape fabric. Fill the bottom of the trench with at least an inch of pea gravel then lay down a perforated drain pipe. Fill the sides of the trench with more gravel. Make sure you put an inch of gravel on top of the drain pipe before pulling the weed blanket over the pipe. To finish the french drain, lay down sod over the gravel. With the french drain in place, water will seep down into the ground and filter through the gravel before reaching the drain pipe. Once the water is in the drain pipe, it will be directed away instead of settling in one place.
To install a french drain in your yard, you will need the following items:
1. Edger with free shipping
2. Round Point Shovel
3. Weed Blanket
5. Perforated Drain Pipe
Looking for a new push cart? Look no further because we have a great 4-wheel cart for you. It is the Sun Reflex cart and it is on sale for you. When folded, it is compact. It is unbelievably small that it fits nicely in your car. Simply use the code: USOPEN to save an additional 15% off.
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playing an early round?
Keep your head warm with the AMP Caddy Bluetooth Beanie. Connect it to your phone and enjoy the tunes while playing a round or make a handsfree call.
Don't blame it on your driver if you are not hitting 300 yards. Instead look at the shoes you are wearing. Some of you are wearing tennis shoes and wonder why you are losing distance.. Read more...
looking for a new job?
The best advice anyone can give you when you are looking for a new job is to be prepared and be yourself. Read how Ken found himself in an interview when he tried to go asleep on his flight back from London, England. Read more...
There are 9 essential things every golfer should have in their golf bag. Do you have what it takes to make it through 4-5 hours? If not, find out what you are missing. Read more...
golfing in hawaii is hot
If you want a hot round of golf, try golfing on the Big Island in Hawaii. The Volcano course is closed due to proximity of toxic gases but other courses on the other side of the island are opened. They include Kona Country Club, Big Island Golf Course, Waikoloa Beach Course, Waikola King Course, Hapuna Golf Course, Waikoloa Valley Course and more.
On the Green is now affiliated with Hawaii Tee Times to bring you online tee times booking for almost any course in Kauai, Oahu, Big Island and Maui. Check out our Hawaii section.
free birthday golf
If it's your birthday, Happy Birthday! Now get out there and play some free golf. We added over 20 golf courses in our Free Birthday pages that offers a free round of golf on your birthday. All you have to do is to sign up.
getting behind the ropes
Want to get behind the ropes at the next PGA event and stand inches away from your favorite player? You can. Just volunteer for a PGA event and you will cross the ropes and see how the tournament runs from the player's side. Volunteering for a PGA event is free and for your service, they will give you a volunteer package that usually consists of a golf shirt and cap. Your meals will be covered and your credentials will give you free access to the grounds. On days when you are not working, you can walk in for free by showing your security badge. There you can watch the tournament and enjoy the PGA event.
If you are interested, look up the PGA tournament website for more information.