Complimentary Weekly Golf Clinics

October 30, 2016

La Paloma Country Club is pleased to announce a series of complimentary weekly golf clinics every Sunday from 1:00p-2:00p now through the month of April. The clinics are a way to encourage greater golf participation among non-golfing members, but they are open to all members. Each week, we will be covering a different aspect of the game. All clinics will be taught by La Paloma professional staff members and are…

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Todd Sones: Stick Those In-Between Wedge Shots

October 23, 2016

If you like to use your range finder to measure shots inside 100 yards, why not use it when you’re inside 50 yards? Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach Todd Sones is a Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor who also serves on the Golf Academy of America’s National Advisory Board. He’s always taking his short game school students out onto the course and testing them with shots around the green….

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When asked if he could catch Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships, Tiger Woods told PBS’s Charlie Rose, “I’ve accepted I’m going to get more.” And he was dead serious.

October 22, 2016
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The PGA Tour is adding a new tournament in South Korea next year, which will give the Tour three straight weeks of golf in Asia that offer at least $7 million in prize money.  

October 19, 2016
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Saratoga National Golf Club

October 14, 2016

Saratoga, New York is probably best-known for two things: the Battle of Saratoga and The Saratoga Race Course in nearby Saratoga Springs. The Battle of Saratoga is often cited as the turning point for the United States during the American Revolutionary War. The Saratoga Race Course, which opened in 1863, is the 3rd oldest racetrack in the U.S. The late-summer paradise for horse-racing enthusiasts is also considered to be the oldest…

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Spoke too soon! Tiger Woods withdraws from this week’s Safeway Open citing “game issues” rather than physical concerns. I don’t know if I buy it. Something’s missing here.

October 10, 2016
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Diary of a USGA Rules Official: It Pays to Know the Rules

October 7, 2016

Members (and sometimes guests) often come into the golf shop at La Paloma with questions about the Rules of Golf. While we’re always happy to oblige, I like to direct them to my web site, and one of my favorite blog posts: Diary of a USGA Rules Official. In the state of Arizona, we’re lucky to have the man widely considered to be one of the preeminent Rules Officials in the country,…

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It’s official! Tiger Woods is returning to competitive golf at next week’s Safeway Open in Napa. Can’t wait!

October 7, 2016
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Todd Sones: Don’t Trust the Tee Box

October 4, 2016

How many times have you hit a good golf shot or what felt like a good shot only to look up and see your ball heading straight for the rough, the trees, or even worse, out of bounds? Golf Digest Top 50 and Golf Magazine Top 100 Instructor Todd Sones will tell you that the real problem wasn’t the swing you just made, it was probably your alignment. Todd is a Golf…

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Sure it’s a group effort, but Team USA should thank Patrick Reed for its first Ryder Cup victory in eight years. Dude practically beat Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose singlehandedly on Saturday and then defeated arguably Europe’s hottest player in Rory McIlroy on Sunday.

October 2, 2016
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