Golf Bits by T. Schieffer

The Top 5 Public Golf Courses in the Greater Palm Springs Region


The Perfect Golf Vacation The Top 5 Public Golf Courses in the Greater Palm Springs Region By Tony Schieffer, PGA Have you been waiting for the perfect golf vacation your entire life? Let’s say you have five days to play, money is no object, and you want to experience the best public courses in the

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Anchors Away

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So the USGA has decided to ban the anchor stroke. The new rule, 14-1b will be enacted January 1, 2016. Long putters will still be legal, but the stroke, whereby you anchor the butt of the club to your body will be against the rules. Players have been using this stroke for arguably over 40

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Desert Willow Attracting New Players


Palm Desert, CA-The Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert is using some new strategies to attract golfers.  Giving players Tee Prizes to go along with their green fees is a nice touch to bring extra value to customers and give them a little memento of playing the course.  Discounted rates over the holiday weekend

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Big Break Indian Wells


Starting May 16th, stunning mountain vistas play backdrop to the Big Break Indian Wells season 15. The all-male cast will tee off the 10-episode series on the Indian Wells Golf Resort’s two championship golf courses – Celebrity Course and Players Course. These beautifully landscaped courses are ranked as California’s only 36-hole public golf facility on

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Stacy Lewis leads after day-two at the KNC.


Rancho Mirage, CA-Stacy Lewis kept her game hot Friday and moved to a three shot lead in second round action of The Kraft Nabisco Championship.  Temperatures on the course exceeded triple digits at times as the field struggled to maintain their positions on the leaderboard.  The women’s #1 player in the world and defending champion,

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The DesertCADDIE 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a birdie putt at BD. On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me two Titleist gloves and a birdie putt at BD. On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me three frog hairs, two Titleist

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Frost Delay In The Desert?

Desert Golf Conditions For Coachella Valley Finally … I’m out of the Midwestern snow and visiting the Coachella Valley for 75 F winter weather with plans to play a lot of golf.   It was a little chilly at 43 F the first morning, but not unbearable.  With clubs in hand and an early tee-time with the

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Coachella Valley Offers Snowbirds a Winter Golf Haven

Play golf in the desert . . . Coachella Valley by Tony Schieffer of View of the Dunes Course from the east side of the course, facing west. It’s almost wintertime in the Coachella Valley and that can only mean one thing . . .“Snowbirds”.  Snowbirds is a term used for individuals who are

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NCAA D2 Golf Tournament at The Classic Club In Palm Desert, CA

Palm Desert, CA-Team and Individual competition for the 2010 NCAA Central/Western Region Golf Tournament are underway at The Classic Club in Palm Desert, CA.  Players representing 27 teams from across the region are competing in the 54 hole event. Trevor Blair, of CSU-Stanislaus and Gordon Webb, of Western New Mexico U have taken the early

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St. Paddy’s Day Celebration with GREEN Crater Lake Martinis @ Palm Desert Country Club, CA

Palm Desert Country Club Presents St. Paddy’s Day Celebration March 17th, 2:30 PM Evertyhing good that is green or Irish!  Darren Clarke, Bono, $$ Money, Conan, Lucky Charms, Masters Jackets, Fairways, Apple Martini’s, Midori Martini’s, Green Mint Martini’s and more! Hosted by Debbie Dahmer 2:30 PM Free Chipping Clinic & Putting Contest 3:30 PM Nine

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