The Ridge

Skills best gift a golfer can ask for

We all make wish lists of what we’d like Santa to bring.A new driver or a set of custom fitted irons, a golf bag, new golf shoes, a gift certificate to your favorite golf cou ...

Patience is a virtue on golf course

The PGA Tour’s Qualifying School ends today, and the top 30 finishers will earn the most treasured ticket in the game, the PGA Tour Card. This has to be the most grueling week i ...

Three shots to combat false fronts

These days it seems there are many golf course designers creating courses that feature false fronts to some of the greens. This design element can become an insidious hazard if you ...

Giving thanks for more than just golf stuff

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Before we begin the rush into the year’s end, I would like to take just a little time to pass along this Thanksgiving mess ...

Make sure footwork is proper

You may have heard the axiom that the transition of the golf swing starts from the ground up. This means that at the top of the backswing, the feeling of transition should start wi ...

Remember ‘three Ps’ to stay sane on course

There sure are a lot of perfectionists in this world. They're people trying to do everything as perfectly as they can. I suppose my name should be added to that list. However, yo ...

Wedges let you control your game

How many wedges do you carry in your bag? Some players carry two or three, perhaps even four. I personally carry three — a 49-degree pitching wedge, a 54-degree sand wedge and a ...

Mind your manners on the course

Section 1 of the USGA Rules of Golf deals with etiquette as it applies to the courtesies and priorities of the game as well as care of the course. For beginners, this is an import ...

Focus on target, not moving club

Golfers tend to think way too much about their swings which can inhibit their performance. It’s been called “paralysis by analysis” because one cannot hit a ball consistently ...

Inside tips to improve your game

Golf practice does not always have take place outdoors. Creative players can find ways to improve their games at home or indoors. Training aids and drills or practicing putting an ...

Have a ball on course during fall

The golf season is beginning to wind down for some. For others, it is just beginning. The acorns are falling, the leaves are changing and the air is getting cooler. Some folks are ...

Control your ball’s flight path

Do you have a persistent slice or hook and don’t know how to correct it? Do you hit a straight ball and ask, “What did I do right that time?” If so, understanding ball-fligh ...

On course for the community

The next fundraiser at The Ridge will be the 49 Fire Charity Golf Tournament on October 2nd starting at 8:30 am initiated by fire victim Luis Calderon. Two days later on October 4t ...

Add a touch of athleticism to your swing

It’s time to get you into an athletic starting position that will facilitate the best athletic swing possible. The balanced starting position is a prerequisite to making an effec ...

When we discuss the set-up for a full golf shot, two parts of the body should be considered — your eyes and thighs. If you understand these two body parts and how they work, you can set up to be more in balance and consistently hit more playable shots. R

When we discuss the set-up for a full golf shot, two parts of the body should be considered — your eyes and thighs. If you understand these two body parts and how they work, you ...