Merion Golf Club hosts US Open

USGA executive director Mike Davis takes Gary Williams on a tour of Merion Golf Club in the video above, and you can get a hole-by-hole look at the golf course here.

How to Qualify for the Master’s Tournament

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The Masters Golf Tournament is one of the largest and most significant of all golf tournaments. The tournament is set to take place during the first week of April each year and it also takes place in the same state annually, August, Georgia. The Masters tournament is considered quite the challenge to get into. If you are interested in qualifying for this particular golf tournament in the future, there are a few things that you should know about ahead of time.

Play like a Champ

Of course, one of the best ways to qualify for the tournament is to play golf like a champ. You would need to compete in amateur golfing events to prove yourself to others. If you are a winning amateur player, you may receive an invitation to compete at the Masters. Practice makes perfect so try practicing as much as you possibly can. If golf is something you are genuinely good at, you can make it to the tournament, and you just have to give it your all. Take every opportunity you can to work at reaching your golfing goals.

Make the World Ranking List

As a golf player, you can receive an invite to compete at the tournament if you are already doing exceptionally well throughout the current golf season. Golfers who are doing well throughout the season are actually placed on a special list, which shows that they are top choices for the tournament. If you are featured on the World Ranking list of golf players for the previous year, you can receive an invitation to compete in the Masters tournament without hesitation.

Focus on the Game

Being invited to the Masters tournament is something for anyone to be proud of, which is why many golf players yearn for the opportunity. However, one problem some golfers have is that they focus too much on trying to get to the tournament instead of on the game they are playing. When you are competing in other golf tournaments and events, focus on how you play the game and simply do your best.

Golf is a game that requires concentration. If you think less about being invited to the Masters and more about the game you are currently playing, your chances of winning will increase. And, if you are winning your competitions, you will likely receive an invite to the tournament, making it a win-win situation.

Win the Masters

If you have already been invited to the Masters tournament once before and have won, you do not have to worry about seeking an invitation. Anyone who has won the Masters tournament at any given point in time will be invited to the tournament for the rest of their lives.
Not just anyone can compete in the Masters golf tournament. There are plenty of people who are good at playing golf, but to be invited to this tournament, you truly have to be exceptional. It will take a lot of hard work, effort, and determination to finally reach such an opportunity. However, if this is a lifelong dream of yours, all of that hard work you put into being the best at golf will surely pay off in the long run when you finally receive that invitation to compete at one of the most exciting and popular golf tournaments.

Getting vacationers to your golf course

It’s that time of year. The leaves are changing and the weather is definitely turning up north, and all the golf fanatics are trying to get in their final rounds of the year. It’s a frustrating time for golf fanatics, but for owners of golf courses and resorts in warmer climate areas, this is the calm before the storm. Golf travel season is about to kick into gear, and if you own a course you want to make sure you grab as much of that business as possible.

One thing to consider is online advertising. Most people research vacations now online, and you have to have a great website and be registered in the search engines. Once you have that, you can buy targeted ads on Google and Bing to drive traffic to your site of guys looking to book golf vacations. This can be a very effective tool. Social media can also help, especially if happy customers are encouraged to follow your page on Facebook. They’ll post pictures with links to your page, and then as you post stuff it shows up in their timeline. All of this makes it easier for them to share information and photos about your course with their friends, who then can also become customers.

It’s important to get impulse customers as well who check into nearby hotels, so you have to have good brochures that are placed in spots where tourists can find them. You can save costs by searching for online printing services like using brochures printing or other web stores to get quality stuff.

So be prepared and make the most of this upcoming vacation season.

Augusta admits first female members

Things are finally changing at Augusta National. The home of The Masters finally has some women as members, with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore being admitted as members.

Reliving the 2012 Masters Tournament

This year’s tournament will be remembered for a long time, as Bubba Watson had a tournament for the ages with his epic win in the playoff. ScoresReport.com is giving away a commemorative DVD, so check it out and enter for a chance to win.

When the 76th Masters Tournament ended on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff, it was a 33-year-old Floridian named Bubba Watson who triumphed, shedding tears of joy in the warm embrace of his mother on the 10th green at Augusta National Golf Club. In a tournament filled with drama, triumphant play and only the fourth double eagle in Masters history, it was the denouement of one of the most exciting Augusta tournaments in years. On May 29, relive Watson’s victory and every scintillating moment with “Highlights of the 2012 Masters Tournament,” the official commemorative DVD from A+E Networks Home Entertainment and Augusta National available on May 29.

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Bubba rules The Masters

Bubba Watson played an amazing round on Sunday to take the green jacket. Here are some reactions:

-Gene Wojciechowski says the win was worth crying over.

Only Bubba Watson would hit a 52-degree gap wedge that ducked under 18-foot-high tree branches, instantly gained altitude, hooked 40 yards, parachuted onto the green of the second playoff hole from 135 yards away, squirted toward the flagstick, settled exhausted about 15 feet away — and later call the tournament-winning shot “pretty easy.”

Your 2012 Masters champion is a nut job, but in a good way. He’s a human faucet. He cried enough on Sunday night to create his own rain forest.

-Georgia fans were happy to see a Bubba win.

-Phil just couldn’t overcome Bubba.

Scenes from Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

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Bullz-Eye.com hit Las Vegas last weekend to check out the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament. Here’s are some photos from the event, featuring MJ, Brandi Chastain, Aaron Rodgers, John Smoltz, Ken Griffey, Jr., Roger Clemens, Marcus Allen and Wayne Gretzky teed off on the 18th hole at the beautiful Shadow Creek golf course.

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Tiger Woods is back . . . sort of

Robert Rock of England is congratulated in the photo above by Tiger Woods after winning the Abu Dhabi Championship at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club yesterday. Rock won his head-to-head duel with a ragged Woods to lift the Abu Dhabi Championship title on Sunday after the former world number one wilted on Sunday produced his worst performance of the week.

But Tiger was in it, so get ready for a major change in golf betting if he can keep this up. Many fans love entering pools or betting golf on the weekends. And now with fantasy sports there’s so much action online for people who want to play online games to go along with classics like poker and bingo. Visit super free bingo sites and know more about the latest updates and offer on free bingo. There are so many options, but Tiger makes golf one of the hot games again as he’s the superstar of the sport.

We’ll see if he can stay competitive in upcoming tournaments. Some were critical of his loss yesterday, but you don’t always win in golf even when your game is coming around. Tiger just needs to get that groove back, and the watch out!

Sights on the golf course

Sub5Zero is featuring a new photo shoot set a on a beautiful golf course. I’m sure it will remind you of some of the wilder golf outings you’ve had in the past!

Rory McIlroy wins US Open

The kid did it. After blowing The Masters, Rory McIlroy roared back to dominate the field and win the US Open at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. With all the fuss about Tiger Woods, we might just have a new golf phenom on our hands.

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