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Working on game inside 100 yards the quickest way to shave strokes

Quick answer to a simple question: What is the easiest way to drop strokes off a ballooning handicap? Answer? Here is a hint. It is not adding a few yards distance off the tee.

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June 3, 2015  |   Share:

Father-Son Tournament among highlights of busy June at Black Butte Ranch

Golf has for generations provided a bonding experience passed from father to son to become an essential fabric to families of golfers. Two years ago, Black Butte Ranch created a way to celebrate this bond by sparking a new tradition: the Father-Son C…

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May 28, 2015  |   Share:

Practice putting with purpose by using two easy drills

Nothing is more frustrating when enjoying a round at Black Butte Ranch than missing an easy putt, turning a par into bogey, a bogey into a double bogey or worse. Yet many golfers do not spend nearly as much time as they should practicing their put…

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May 26, 2015  |   Share:

Finding the best bargain takes strategy

A secret this is not: the best deals on golf equipment often come during demo days and tent sales such as the one on Saturday and Sunday at Black Butte Ranch.

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May 21, 2015  |   Share:

Big Meadow's 13th green ready for golfers

Big Meadow is finally back to being whole. The 13th green, which was reseeded earlier this year to repair damaged turf from last season, opened to golfers on Wednesday for the first time this year.

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May 21, 2015  |   Share:

Golf's impact important to Oregon and Black Butte Ranch

Since Black Butte Ranch first opened 45 years ago, golf has been a crucial component to its development as a resort. And the Ranch is far from alone. One needs only to take a golf trip to Black Butte Ranch, enjoy Big Meadow and Glaze Meadow, and t…

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May 19, 2015  |   Share:

Glaze Meadow greens getting better with age

Maintaining Black Butte Ranch’s greens can be a delicate dance for a superintendent. Putting surfaces that roll too slowly can frustrate golfers. But set the greens too fast and two putts easily become four, especially for average players.

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May 18, 2015  |   Share:

Demo days the best way to shop for golf equipment

Remember when Rodney Dangerfield’s character in “Caddyshack” lugged a giant golf bag around loaded with what represented the most advanced golf equipment anyone could imagine? We are all still waiting for a driver that dispenses ice-cold beer, of …

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May 7, 2015  |   Share: