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2020 Golf Handicap Calculation: How to Find Your Score

Defining a golf handicap is one of the keys to judging the level of skill and experience of a player when they are looking to play in a tournament or to judge their round against another player. The calculation of the golf handicap has been completed in the same way since 1911 in the U.S., but on January 1st, 2020 the introduction of the World Handicap System changed the way golf scores are judged. Instead of judging a player's ability based on any of the six different handicap scoring systems in the world, the World Handicap System is making a standardized way of judging scores.

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9 Ways To Improve Your Golf Short Game: Home Edition

Even while we're stuck at home during the Covid-19 crisis, we can still use the time to become even better at golf. You can improve your golf short game even in the home. Some have the mistaken belief that they have to do it on the golf course, but you can certainly practice from the comfort of your own home. Granted, you still have to put in the time, but this can still lead to improvements in your golf game.

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Ultimate Guide to Golf Hat Styles

If you're an avid golfer like the other 24 million Americans, then you probably spend a lot of time on the green under the hot sun. In addition to wearing appropriate clothing for coverage and sunscreen for protection, you may be considering purchasing a golf hat.

Some people may think of it as just a hat, but it's so much more than that. The type you pick says a lot about your personality and approach to the sport.

Let's discuss a few golf hat styles so you can get a good feel for them.

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10 Useful Golf Basics Every Beginner Should Know

There are more than 20 million golfers in the US alone. The chances are that you know someone who plays. And if you do, you'll know how much they love the game. If golf is something that you've always wanted to try, then it's never too late. It's a simple game to learn, and one that you can spend a lifetime mastering. That's what makes it such a popular pastime. If you'd like to give it a try then we're here to help. Read on as we take a look at 10 useful golf basics that you should know before you start.

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8 Reasons You Should Get Married at Plantation Golf & Country Club

If you’re wanting to throw an elegant and classic wedding, a country club makes a perfect choice. Golf club weddings offer a unique experience with picturesque settings and a sense of exclusivity that adds a high-class flare to your special day.

While country club weddings may not be for everyone, they can be a fabulous choice for the right couple. If you’re debating if a country club wedding is right for you, the following are eight great reasons for you and your partner to tie the knot at a golf course.

It’s a Classic Wedding Venue

You can’t get much classier than a country club wedding. It’s been a time-honored tradition for couples and families with ties to member-only venues. You may have grown up playing tennis or learning to hit 18 holes as a kid and a country club can bring a familiarity that only enhances your big day.

Not to mention, the expansive greens and stately ballrooms create a magazine-style setting for an indoor or outdoor wedding. Even if you’re not a member of a local club, many clubs are open for public events. Some may allow non-member weddings if you are connected to the club’s wedding planner by a member of the club.

World-Class Wedding Pictures

The natural, beautiful setting of green grass, trees, and landscaped flower beds is the perfect backdrop for high-class wedding photography. The greenery and open space make images picturesque due to the depth of field for outdoor wedding photos offering a rich texture and vibrant colors.

The interiors of country club grand ballrooms are often beautifully adorned and create a sense of luxury. Whether your wedding is hosted inside or outside, your photographer will have plenty of natural beauty to work with to shoot amazing photos that perfectly capture your big day.

Exclusive, Private Event

Most golf clubs don’t have multiple ballrooms to choose from. When you host a private event at a club, your wedding may be the only party booked that night. You likely won’t run into any other brides or worry about unwanted interruptions at your wedding. Your event feels more exclusive and private when you choose a golf club or country club as your venue.

Weddings of Many Sizes Are Welcome

With outdoor spaces, ballrooms, and dining rooms, many country clubs can accommodate weddings of a variety of sizes. Whether you want an intimate wedding of 20 in a garden or a wedding with 250 of your family and friends in a giant ballroom, country clubs can host a range of options based on your personal choice and needs.

Great Selection of Food

Many in-house catering vendors offer a selection of delicious food options for you and your guests ranging from plated meal service to buffet-style options. Some high-end golf clubs even offer a full-service culinary experience with fresh produce, seafood, and meats. Each golf club may offer something different, so be sure to enjoy dinner at the club before you choose your venue.

One-Stop-Shop for Wedding Events

Just like hotels, country clubs offer many on-site weddings services with trusted partners. This may include access to linens, chairs, catering, flowers, and even a wedding planner. Package wedding deals can help you by reducing the time it takes to plan and relieves unnecessary stress.

Have Fun with Lawn Games

If you and your partner love golfing and outdoor games, a golf course could be the perfect location for you. Lots of green spaces mean you can hold a lot more than just chairs for your wedding ceremony. There’s also room to entertain your guests with classic lawn games like corn hole, croquet, and bocce ball.

If your guests hang around for the wedding weekend, don’t forget to get in a round of golf or two at some point. There’s no reason to let the beautiful golf course go to waste!

Easy Parking

Not all venues offer great parking options for guests, but this important detail is typically taken care of with valet parking offered at golf clubs. Easy parking options help your guests get in and out of your reception without any hassle.

At Plantation Golf & Country Club, we pride ourselves in offering a premier country club setting in Fort Myers perfect for your wedding and banquets. 

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