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Golf Rules

The History of Golf in Minnesota

For over 125 years, golf has remained one of the most popular sports among fans and athletes in the state of Minnesota. Since the first recorded round of golf was played in St. Paul in 1893, countless elite golfers have passed through our state and gone on to make names for themselves among the game’s greatest players. Here, our golf experts at Burl Oaks Golf Club will discuss the history of golf in Minnesota and why golf is one of the most popular games in the state.

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How to Hone Your Golf Skills During the Winter

While the casual golfer may not realize how important practicing their golf swing is year-round, dedicated golfers know how crucial it is to constantly be looking for ways to improve. However, living in Minnesota poses its challenges. We typically spend upwards of six months in the frozen tundra, battling snow and cold all the while trying to maintain a normal life and keep up with hobbies. As avid golfers know, continuing to improve your golf game during winter is extremely difficult because of snow, ice, cold, and other unfavorable conditions. Here, our golf professionals at Burl Oaks Golf Club will discuss some of the best ways to hone your golf skills during the winter.

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What You Need to Know About the World Handicap System

Beginning in 2020, a universal system to determine the handicaps of players around the world will be implemented. The World Handicap System will work to even the playing field and create a universal scoring system for golfers everywhere.

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What Sets Burl Oaks Apart From The Rest?

At Burl Oaks Golf Club, we are not your prototypical country club that happens to have a golf course. Our facility is state-of-the-art and focuses solely on golf, while also having space to host events, such as weddings or other parties. If you are interested in joining our golf club, you will have unlimited access to one of the best courses in all of Minnesota. Our close-knit golf club is a community, and we focus on building relationships with each of our members. We want you to improve your golf skills, while also feeling as though you are part of a community. Here, our golf experts at Burl Oaks Golf Club will discuss why you should join our club above others and what sets us apart from the rest.

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What You Should Incorporate In Your Pre-Shot Routine

As many successful golfers will tell you, the key to long-term success is consistency. Developing routines particular to your golf game is crucial to achieving your goals in the long run. While each athlete will have their own routine specific to their style of play and talents, there are a few things you should keep in mind when developing the routine that works best for you.

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Properly Putting From The Rough

Putting is one of the most difficult, yet important aspects in the game of golf. A putt can make or break your score, especially when it comes to putting from one of the most difficult aspects of the course, the rough. Here, our experts at Burl Oaks Golf Club will go over some techniques to help you when your shot lands in the rough.

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When To Play, Equipment, And More 2019 Rule Changes

Every year a committee breaks down the Rules of Golf and updates them to ensure there are fewer inconsistencies and questions that arise during competitions. Each avid golfer should take the time to review these changes so players and fans of all ages and skill sets can enjoy the game we love. Below, you will find the final update to the 2019 Rules of Golf. For an in-depth analysis, visit this article on the United States Golf Association (USGA) website.

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Areas Of The Course Rule Changes

To clear inconsistencies and questions that inevitably arise every year in the game of golf, the United States Golf Association (USGA) implements and changes rules annually. In order to keep up with the game we all love, fans and golfers of all ages and skill sets should study the new rules every year. Below, you will find a continuation of the updates to the 2019 Rules of Golf. For an in-depth analysis of the new rules and the reasoning behind them, visit this article on the USGA’s site.

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Taking Relief: 2019 Golf Rule Changes

In order to clear up any inconsistencies or questions the game of golf has year-to-year, the United States Golf Association (USGA) creates and changes rules to allow the game to be played and understood with more ease. Every avid golfer and fan should take the time to review the changes so we can all properly enjoy the game we love. Below, you will find a continuation of the 2019 changes to the Rules of Golf. For an in-depth analysis of the rule changes, visit this article on USGA’s site.

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