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Kids and Golf: The Family Friendly Sport – Part Two

Published on September 6th, 2021

"Almost nothing is more satisfying to an avid golfer than getting to take your first swing of the day. For those that are parents however, what usually supersedes this joyful moment is getting to watch your kids participate and enjoy the sport you love. Golfing as a family has so many benefits including quality time spent together outdoors, making lasting memories, enjoying a bit of exercise, and letting your kids learn the etiquette and rules of the sport. While some parents have had years of experience perfecting their swing, aim and focus in the sport, it can be challenging to find a proper balance between teaching and hovering over your kids’ golf game. To help parents steady themselves, we’ve provided… Read More

Kids and Golf: The Family Friendly Sport – Part One

Published on August 31st, 2021

"There are many benefits that come with getting your kids involved in sports. It gives them the opportunity to socialize, make new friends, be active, and grow emotionally. While there are plenty of sports for kids to learn and enjoy by themselves, golf offers families the rare opportunity to play together. The game of golf is also great for spending extended amounts of quality time outdoors together. It’s easy for kids to become sidetracked however, which creates the possibility for parents to lose their patience or minds. Research has shown that most kids face burnout or drop out of a sport around the age of thirteen. Just a couple of factors that lead to this type of burnout include multitasking… Read More

How to Improve on Your Golfing Skills

Published on April 25th, 2021

"Part 2 Keep Your Head Down and Use Your Torso A common rookie mistake is looking up too early to follow the ball down the fairway with your eyes. Focus on completing your follow-through and your swing before looking up to see where the ball heads, or else all your alignments and visual calculations will go to waste. Keep your eyes down and focus on the swing before moving your head anywhere else. Also, make sure to always use your torso when swinging, not just your arms. Rotate your shoulder all the way around to your other foot to generate enough momentum, and have the power of the swing come from your torso. Having that strong rotation will give your… Read More

How to Improve on Your Golfing Skills

Published on March 25th, 2021

"Part 1 While we’re also known for hosting beautiful Carriage Greens weddings and parties, having karaoke nights, and our delicious restaurant, we are primarily known for being a premiere golf course. Learn how to improve your golfing skills for the upcoming summer so you can make the most out of your golfing experience. Hold Your Pose After Your Shot If you hold your pose after your shot, it most likely means that your swing was synced and you had good rhythm and aim. If you think about the ending position you want to be in, you’ll be surprised at how much better your swing and aim will be. Stretch, Stretch, Stretch Stretching before you play is the best way to… Read More

How to Pick the Perfect Karaoke Song

Published on February 26th, 2021

"If you’re a regular over at the Sandtrap Bar & Grill (our restaurant in the Darien, Illinois area), you probably already know that we host karaoke nights every Wednesday. We welcome people of all experience levels to join in on the fun! Karaoke can be a great way to blow off steam, come together, and enjoy an evening out. But—for those without much singing experience—it can also be a nerve-wracking experience! Today, we’re offering some tips that will help you break out of your comfort zone with confidence. You don’t have to be Mariah Carey or Frank Sinatra to be a karaoke star. All it takes to be great at karaoke is a little bit of preparation and heart! 1.… Read More

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