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The project is designed to analyze distance in golf and gather perspectives from the worldwide golf community

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A have launched a comprehensive project to analyze distance in golf and gather perspectives from the worldwide golf community.
The Distance Insights project will examine distance through a multi-pronged approach that includes global stakeholder engagement, third-party data review and primary research. Focus groups and discussion forums will play an important role in the project, to secure a broad range of perspectives throughout golf.

As of May 15, 2018, anyone interested in the topic can provide feedback by visiting usga.org/distanceinsights or randa.org/distanceinsights or by emailing either association directly.

“The topic of increased distance and its effects on the game have been discussed for well over a century. We believe that now is the time to examine this topic through a very wide and long lens, knowing it is critical to the future of the game,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “We look forward to delving deeply into this topic and learning more, led by doing right by golf, first and foremost.”

Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “Distance in golf is a complex issue which is widely debated at all levels of the sport. It is important that we collate all of the relevant data and hear the many different perspectives on this issue that exist in the international golf community. We intend to conduct this process openly, comprehensively and promptly and will work with all of the key stakeholders to ensure we have a fully rounded view of distance and its implications.”

Stakeholder groups invited to participate in the project include amateur and professional golfers, worldwide professional golf tours, golf course owners and operators, golf equipment manufacturers, golf course architects, golf course superintendents and others.

Among the many topics to be explored, the organizations will seek distance-related data on pace of play, golf course construction and maintenance practices, the evolution of equipment, golf course design and player enjoyment and participation.

The USGA and The R&A will engage various golf industry stakeholders through 2018, with plans to deliver a report in 2019.

About the USGA

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Senior Women’s Open, as well as 10 amateur championships and international matches, attracting players and fans around the world. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings, with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and the work of the USGA Foundation. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents. For more information, visit http://www.usga.org.

About The R&A
Based in St Andrews, The R&A runs The Open, elite amateur events, international matches and rankings. Together The R&A and the USGA govern the sport of golf worldwide, operating in separate jurisdictions but sharing a commitment to a single code for the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status and Equipment Standards. The R&A, through R&A Rules Ltd, governs the sport worldwide, outside of the United States and Mexico, on behalf of over 36 million golfers in 143 countries and with the consent of 156 organisations from amateur and professional golf.

The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the growth of the sport internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. For more information, visit www.randa.org.

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Buy A Pair Of New Balance Golf Shoes And Receive A Free Pair of New Balance Sandals

Just in time for Father’s Day, New Balance Golf is offering a gift with purchase promotion through the end of June. Golfers who purchase a pair of New Balance golf shoes will receive a free pair of New Balance slide sandals. The promotion runs through June 30, 2018.

The New Balance promotion is available with the purchase of any pair of New Balance golf shoes including its recently introduced Minimus Tour and Minimus SL. The New Balance slide sandals are an excellent after golf sandal. They feature an ultra-soft footbed and lightweight, durable outsole. New Balance slide sandals are available for both men and women.

The New Balance gift with purchase promotion will be available at all participating golf shops, golf specialty stores and internet retailers through June 30, 2018. At the time of purchase, customers will receive a redemption coupon to submit for a pair of New Balance slide sandals. Come into the Haggin Oaks Golf Shoe Store and pick up your free mail-in offer with purchase.

About New Balance
New Balance, headquartered in Boston, MA has the following mission: Demonstrating responsible leadership, we build global brands that athletes are proud to wear, associates are proud to create and communities are proud to host. Manufactured in the US for over 75 years and representing a limited portion of our US sales, New Balance Made is a premium collection that contains a domestic value of 70% or greater. New Balance owns five factories in New England and one in Flimby, U.K. New Balance employs more than 6,000 associates around the globe, and in 2016 reported worldwide sales of $3.8 billion. To learn more about New Balance, please visit newbalance.com. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest New Balance news on Twitter @NewBalance and newbalance on Facebook.

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Head into the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop May 25-May 28, 2018 and save an additional 20% on all clearance men’s and women’s apparel during the Memorial Day Weekend Sale.

Shop our selection of clearance clothing for men and women and save big when you take an additional 20% off our already marked down prices during the Memorial Day Weekend Sale.

For women, save BIG with extra markdowns on Jamie Sadock, Nike, Adidas, Greg Norman, Cutter & Buck, PUMA and more in sizes ranging from XS – XXL.

Men can pick up tremendous deals on assorted pullovers, polos, shorts and more. Brands include FootJoy, Donald Ross, Bermuda Sands, Nike, Adidas and QED. There are additional savings on San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders apparel from GEAR for Sports. Save an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF on our already low priced clearance merchandise. Assorted pullovers are currently priced at 50% off and when you add the additional savings of 20% off from May 25-May 28, 2018, then you are snagging tremendous deals!

Shop early for the best selection.

This Memorial Day, Haggin Oaks would like to remember the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We have tremendous respect for those who have served our country and especially for the men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom.

The Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop is located at 3645 Fulton Avenue in Sacramento, CA.

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We invite active and retired military personnel to take advantage of our Memorial Day Golf Special at Haggin Oaks Golf Course on Monday, May 28, 2018.

On Monday, May 28, 2018, all active and retired military personnel play for only $29.99 riding rate on the Alister MacKenzie Golf Course for our Memorial Day Golf Special. If you only like to play 9 holes, no problem! Play Arcade Creek Golf Course and enjoy a $17.50 riding rate for 9 holes.

Call (916) 808-2525 or click HERE to book your reduced rate for Memorial Day, May 28,2018.

The Alister MacKenzie design promises an incredible test of golf skills.

The MacKenzie Golf Course is, without a doubt, the player’s course at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Designed by the mastermind behind Augusta National and measuring a respectable 6,991-yards from the back tees, this 73-year-old track, originally designed by world renowned architect, Alister MacKenzie, is a true test of golf for the low handicapper.

In keeping with the traditions of growing the game and providing the best learning environment for players of all levels, Haggin Oaks also offers a more flexible, beginner-friendly golf course in the Arcade Creek layout. Here players can choose to play 9 or 18 holes and are treated to a golf experience that provides fewer hazards and less difficulty than the championship Alister MacKenzie course.

Haggin Oaks is located 3645 Fulton Ave in Sacramento.

Call 916-808-2525 or click HERE to book your tee time for Memorial Day, May 28, 2018.

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Now you can patriotically watch your golf ball fly with the new Chrome Soft Stars and Stripes Truvis Golf Ball; the same great ball with a new, American look.

The highlights of this Chrome Soft Truvis Stars and Stripes edition includes its obviously fabulous design, but also its groundbreaking new Graphene Dual SoftFast Core. The new core makes for a fast yet soft-feeling ball so it launches higher with a lower spin off the tee. This is great for long distance hits.

Specially designed for visibility and focus, not going too overly heavy with the pattern, but enough to give it some pizazz. All Chrome Soft Golf Balls are made in the USA; this one just happens to be representing the USA too!

Another feature includes the thin ultra-soft Tour Urethane Cover that gives it the Tour-proven performance but also just feels fantastic while providing shot-control. That’ll save you points! Everyone loves a little forgiveness in mis-hits too and this ball will keep on forgiving.

Come into the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop to purchase today! Can’t make it in? Click HERE to purchase online!

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Learning to play better golf is a commitment. Schedule a free 15-minute game assessment with PGA Professional, Steve Olsen at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex and get your golf game on track.

For a limited time, PGA Professional Steve Olsen wants to meet with you for a complimentary 15-minute game assessment lesson at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex. Get your golf game on track this season! Call 916-808-2531 to schedule your free 15-minute game assessment today.

Steve has been a PGA Professional since 1996, and he is committed to helping you achieve a greater enjoyment of your golf game. Whether you are just being introduced to the game or training for high-level tournament play, Steve Olsen has the knowledge and skill set to help you realize your golfing goals.

Steve believes that a strong emphasis should be placed on pre-swing fundamentals. The proper grip, aim, stance, balance, posture, alignment and ball position is the foundation and basis of any good golf swing. Steve explains his pre-swing fundamental philosophy in this video.

Golf Tip: Pre-swing Fundamentals - YouTube

According to Steve, “Educating the student on the how’s and why’s and not just the do’s and dont’s is fundamental to my philosophy. Understanding the cause and effect relationships that occur with your golf swing will help you become a better player sooner. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped you are to handle the challenges of this game.”

Steve has a deep understanding of how people take in and process new information. He describes it best. “People learn new tasks differently. As your instructor, it is my responsibility that you understand the message in the most concise method possible. There are three forms of learning: HEAR IT, SEE IT, FEEL IT. Understand that the fastest way for you to improve is to stimulate all three forms of learning; auditory, visual and kinesthetic.”

Swing development or change requires practice along with professional guidance to keep you on the path to better golf. Practicing correctly with prescribed swing drills will help ensure this is accomplished. Practice creates repetition and repetition brings about change. If you are not currently satisfied with your practice routine and if you are not seeing the improvement that you want when you hit the golf course, then now is the time to come in and schedule your complimentary 15-minute game assessment with Steve. He looks forward to working with you. Call 916-808-2531 to schedule your appointment today.

Steve believes there is no one particular way to swing a golf club. Strength, flexibility, body type, and athletic ability, along with determination and desire, are important components that will allow you to become the best golfer you can be. Let Steve Olsen help you achieve your goals.

This promotional offer is available to new students only. Offer expires July 31, 2018.

Steve Olsen is a PGA Professional at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex in Sacramento, CA located at 3645 Fulton Avenue in Sacramento, CA

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Help your drives as well as service member families with the Special Edition Cobra Golf KING F8 Volition America Drivers.

COBRA Golf teamed up with the Folds of Honor Foundation and Volition America to produce a couple of great looking, military-inspired design, limited edition Cobra King F8 Drivers, the fastest driver in Cobra’s history. The special thing about these drivers, however, is that part of the proceeds helps provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. These families gave us so much, we should help give back to them.

The Special Edition KING F8 Desert Sand Driver has a classic, contemporary military design built to look tough. And the Special Edition KING F8 Blue Camo Driver features a cool blue design inspired by traditional military camos. A portion of the proceeds will support the families of our military heroes through the Folds of Honor Foundation.

Folds of Honor Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps the families of fallen and disabled service-members with educational scholarships and Volition America is an organization that promotes the love of country, the inspiration of people’s decisions and the celebration of the power of choice.

If you believe in supporting an excellent cause while also improving your own driving abilities, these are the drivers for you!

order now

Don’t forget, these are LIMITED EDITION Cobra KING F8 Drivers so hurry to the Haggin Oaks Golf Super Shop or buy online soon before they’re gone.

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Did you know that 70% of U.S. children quit sports by age 13 often due to parental pressure or misinformation about children in sports. Join us for our upcoming Parent Support Coaching Workshop.

On May 31, 2018, Haggin Oaks will be hosting a FREE Parent Support Coaching Workshop from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the Haggin Oaks Conference Room (located in the office space behind the Haggin Oaks Pavilion).

During the Parent Support Coaching Workshop, there are many things that you will learn and take away to improve the parent / child relationship and increase your child’s longevity in golf (or any sport). Here are the topics that will be addressed:

    • What are your child’s opportunities in the game of golf?
    • What should quality programming look like?
  • What should a quality golf coach do with your child?
  • Understanding youth development for increased enjoyment and performance in golf
  • Parental tips for supporting your young athlete in golf/sports

This is a FREE workshop to attend and all are welcome. Interested? Please call or email the Northern California Institute of Golf Concierge to sign up for more information and registration. Phone: 916-808-2531 / Email: apptdesk@hagginoaks.com

Download Parent Worksheet Flyer

If you are unable to attend the upcoming workshop on May 31, mark your calendar for one of the remaining workshops this year. All workshops will be held in the Haggin Oaks Conference Room – located behind The Pavilion.

August 22, 2018 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
September 20, 2018 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
October 25, 2018 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm
November 28, 2018 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm

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Bing Maloney is starting a new group that is designed to create a supportive environment for women who may be new to golf on both Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. 

While this group is geared for women new to golf or returning to golf, any level may play. If you are not sure you are ready to play on the golf course yet – or if you have a friend who would like to come out and watch and/or putt with the group, we welcome that too! A woman mentor will join you on the course (if you would like) and share tips on golf etiquette, how to keep play moving along, and how to have fun on the course! This is not competitive play, we are out there for FUN only. The mentors are not instructors but may share a golf tip from time to time.

When do we play?

Wednesdays at 6 pm – beginning May 30
Thursdays at 9 am – beginning May 31

Let us know if you’ll be able to join us on Wednesdays or Thursdays – or if you would like to be added to our email distribution list. Contact our Women’s Ambassador, Janet Vorwerck, via email at jvorwerck@hagginoaks.com or phone at 916-808-4586.

We play on the short, executive 9-hole golf course and meet afterward in Maloney’s Grille to make new friends and have a drink or bite to eat – and laugh!

What are the costs?

Play 9-holes of golf and walk: $12.50
Putt only and walk: Free!
Add a golf cart for an additional $6.00

If you don’t have clubs, let us know ahead of time and we’ll provide a complimentary rental set.

Want more information?

Contact Janet Vorwerck, Women’s Ambassador at Bing Maloney Golf Complex. Click HERE to email Janet or call her at 916-808-4586.

Bing Maloney Golf Complex is located at 6801 Freeport Blvd in Sacramento, CA.

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A special deal starting today May 18 until August 31. Buy 2 dozen Wilson Staff Duo Urethane for $60 and save $15!

Get these great DUO Urethane dozen packs while supplies last! DUO Urethane is the World’s Softest Urethane Ball at 55 compression, and Wilson Staff is just one of three golf ball manufacturers that use cast urethane in golf ball design.

What does urethane even do? The urethane is the thin, soft cast outer cover that provides exceptional spin and control on approach shots. It’s a premium material and it shows in your game. Along with the 362 seamless dimple pattern of this particular ball, the DuPont HPF inner mantle layer assists in your velocity and distance.

Come into Haggin Oaks Golf Shop from May 18 – August 31, 2018 and purchase your 2 dozen packs of DUO Urethane for $60– a savings of $15!

Can’t make it in to the store? We have the same great deal going on at mortongolfsales.com. From May 18 – August 31, 2018 order 2 dozen Wilson Duo Golf Balls and get this sweet discount.

BUY ONLINE NOW

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