Category Archives: Golf Tips

Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open

Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open- Hawaii’s most prestigious and historic golf event of the year, is taking place this year, Friday, Dec. 12 – Sunday, Dec. 14. The tournament is held on the lush and pristine South and North courses of the resort. The courses, set on the serene Hawaiian island, are truly majestic with their perfect grasses and spectacular views. The 54-hole, stroke-play tournament flaunts not only majestic natural scenery but also top golf talent. Players will enjoy the immaculate and challenging course alongside beautiful and serene views overlooking the Hawaiian landscapes and Pacific Ocean whilst playing among challenging and notable talent.

Last year’s title holder- Nick Mason- birdied himself to victory over defending champion Dean Wilson. Mason won the tournament with a score of 4 under 68 in his final round. The tournament ended in a dramatic finale when Nick Mason took the title despite the volcanic fog looming over the course.

Registration for this year’s tournament opens Oct. 10 and closes on Nov. 29 at 5:00pm. The fee prices vary upon the player. The different divisions are as listed: A-Flight (Men), Men’s Open, Pro Senior, and Women’s Open. The tournament is formatted for six-person groups, including five amateurs and one professional. You have the option of inviting your own professional for your group. If not, the tournament committee will choose a professional for your team. For more info and entry forms, please visit this webpage: http://www.aspga.com/category/homepage/

Players and participants are offered special rates for lodging accommodations at the Maui Lani Resort. Players and participants can book ocean side rooms at the luxurious resort in order to fully soak up the premium golf and the exceptional accommodations sitting alongside of the courses. Rates and offers as well as terms and conditions can be viewed through the following website:

http://alohapga.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/alohapga13/event/alohapga1325/index.htm

 

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The Accidental Golfer At Mauna Lani Point

The Mauna Lani Point had the pleasure of hosting Mike Bailey, the Accidental Golfer during his visit the Hawaii, the Big Island.  Mike writes about his golf experiences for www.worldgolf.com and has been a Senior editor for PGA Magazine .

 

To read his article, visit his blog.

 

Mike took a fabulous photo from his townhome a the Mauna Lani Point:

 

Mike Bailey's view from his townhome at The Mauna Lani Point
Mike Bailey's view from his townhome at The Mauna Lani Point

 

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Learn to Calm Your Golf Nerves with Jack Nicklaus

Have you ever been golfing and been on a good roll, only to lose it by letting your nerves get the best of you?  Nerves can cause you to blow a whole game and no one wants that!  In this short video, learn how to calm you nerves from 18-time Major Champion, Jack Nicklaus.

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Transcript
GolfChannel.com:  Something low handicappers maybe have trouble with is staying on a roll, keeping the momentum going when they’re reaching numbers that they don’t normally shoot.

Jack Nicklaus:  It’s tough.

GolfChannel.com: How do you stay on it?

Jack Nicklaus:  It’s tough, you get nervous, you say “how do I keep going, how do I sustain this, how do I make this through, how do I move forward?”  So the average golfer, when they’re trying to come down the stretch, you gotta understand what you can do, what you think you can do, but don’t do it to just recklessly go after it, so one shot ruins the whole thing.  You’ve gotta play good shots, good solid shots.  You’ve gotta take advantage of what’s there.  You take advantage of a situation when it presents itself, if it doesn’t present itself, you don’t get extra risky.  You still have other shots to play, just play smart.  The average golfing golfer, I always did a couple of things;  one, I always take a deep breath.  I just sort of relax and I sit there and say, I look I around me and say “Isn’t this neat, man this is fun, this is what I’ve worked for for the last several months, to get myself in this position.”  Enjoy it and finish it.  I think you need to do that cause golf is supposed to be fun, it’s not suppose to be torture and pressure.  The pressure is what you practice for.  The pressure is what’s suppose to be the fun part of it.  So that’s what I enjoy.  I love the pressure.  I love to get in the position where I had to do something and you know; but you had to be able to prepare yourself so you could handle it.  So if you prepare yourself for thinking what works for you, if it’s a deep breath or if it’s looking back and just sort of assessing the situation or what ever it might be for you and I think that’ll help.

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Travel Tip From Your Friends At Mauna Lani Point

Jet lag can easily hinder your performance on the golf course so when we came across this article on golfinstruction.com by Sean M. Cochran, one of the most recognized golf fitness instructors in the world, we knew we had to share it with you.  We really liked the simplicity in Sean’s tips.  He points out that “Drinking lots of water is the first line of defense in battling jet lag.”  For more tips on undoing the damage of jet lag on your golf game click here.

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