Welcome to the Three Lakes Golf Club Golf Blog

Periodically Three Lakes Golf Club will be offering a new concept or challenge to help improve an aspect of your golf game. Many ideas and games are borrowed from golf books or articles on the subject.


Freund Friday - The Golf Ball

How much thought do you put into that little white thing you smack around the golf course? Probably not much. You make sure to mark it in your own special way before placing it on a tee and beginning your trek across the wide expanse that is a golf course. But does it suit your golf swing? You use your golf ball for every shot you take each round.  A properly fit golf ball can increase your distance, improve your accuracy, and help you hit the ball closer to the hole. All of which leads to lower scores.

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Mo Monday - Plugged in the Bunker

There are times on a golf course where I want to just pack my things up and go home, like when I hit a shot a little off line and it lands in the bunker.  That’s not all, though -- when I get up to it, it’s plugged, like really plugged.  Times like these are very frustrating, however we can get out of this “pit of misery!”

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Mo Monday - Club Up

Day in and day out I see players hitting their second or third shots into the green but they can’t seem to get it up onto the putting surface, it’s always falling short.  Why is this?  One reason why is we aren’t hitting a club that can even get there in the first place.  

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Freund Friday 5/11/18 - Course Management: The Approach Shot

Often times golfers will walk up to the ball, use a range finder to determine the distance to the flag,  grab a club, and aim directly for the flag. But is this always the correct play?

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Freund Friday 5/4/18 - Course Management: The Tee Box

Golfers spend hours grooving that perfect swing on the range or rolling golf balls on the green. And by all accounts these are important (dare I say crucial) aspects of golf. But one thing most players put little to no thought into is course management. If you are anything like the average golfer then if the scorecard says Par 4 or Par 5 you instinctively reach for the Driver. After you smash your driver 300 yards down the middle of the fair way it is time to take dead aim at that flag stick. That is just how golf is played right? Part 1 of the Course Management Blog, will discuss strategy when teeing off and will include examples from multiple holes from Three Lakes Golf Course.

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Mo Monday - Positive Thoughts!

There are tons of emotions a player can feel throughout a round of golf.  Have you ever tried to keep the bad thoughts or feelings out of your head during your round?  You should.

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Freund Friday 4/27/2018: The Mental Game - Practice With Purpose

When you are on the golf course it is very easy to let your mind wander. Golfers often lose focus and stop paying attention to the shots they are hitting. They simply go through the motions; select club, hit ball and go find it. On the most basic level that is what golf is all about.

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Freund Friday 4/20/2018: The Mental Game - Post-Shot Routine

Many golf instructors talk at length about the importance of the pre-shot routine. And it is very important, but a subject rarely mentioned is the POST-SHOT ROUTINE. What is a post-shot routine? Exactly what it sounds like. It is your actions following your shot.

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Mo Monday 4/16/18: Drive for Show - Putt For Dough!

Drive for show, putt for dough! Who hasn't heard that before?  Well, it’s accurate.  How many times have we hit one of our best tee shots of the day, and then hit the next shot on the green with a chance for birdie? 

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Freund Friday 4/13/2018: The Mental Game – Think/Play Box

This week we are going to discuss decision making and committing to each shot.

 

Indecision and fear creates tension and hesitancy, both of which lead to bad shots. One trick to help you commit to your shot is the idea of the THINK BOX and the PLAY BOX. 

 

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Freund Friday 4/6/2018: The Mental Game - Playing Focus

When you are on the golf course it is very easy to let your mind wander. Golfers often lose focus and stop paying attention to the shots they are hitting. They simply go through the motions; select club, hit ball and go find it. On the most basic level that is what golf is all about.

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