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September 29, 2013, 7:59 PM
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Top 10 Laws of Golf

Top 10 Laws of Golf!…

Law 10 — A severe slice is a thing of awesome power and beauty.

Law 9 — Golf balls from the same “sleeve” tend to follow one another, particularly out of bounds or into the water

Law 8 — The last three holes of a round will automatically adjust your score to what it really should be.

Law 7 — Every par-three hole in the world has a secret desire to humiliate golfers. The shorter the hole — the greater its desire.

Law 6 – All vows taken on a golf course shall be valid only until the sunset of the same day

Law 5 — Golf balls never bounce off of trees back into play. If one does, the tree is breaking a law of the universe and should be cut down.

Law 4 – The person you would most hate to lose to will always be the one who beats you.

Law 3 – No matter how bad your last shot was, the worst is yet to come. This law does not expire on the 18th hole, since it has the supernatural tendency to extend over the course of your lifetime.

Law 2 — Trees eat golf balls.

Law 1– Your BEST round of golf will be followed almost immediately by your worst round ever. The probability of the latter increases with the number of people you tell about the former.

These are ALLL sooooo true! Hope you enjoyed my list…feel free to post a few of your own!

Rick

Cape May Par 3 & Driving Range

Dover Par 3 & Driving Range



Windy Weather!
December 2, 2011, 1:12 PM
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Hello!

Yesterday, the temperature was warm and the sun was shining—though the wind was blowing a bit. Because golf is played in the elements, there are guidelines that address some aspects of play in the wind. Crazy things can happen in windy weather on the course, and there has to be some way to address it. And, in October of this year, at the end of a 4 year review, the USGA, working with the R&A, updated and changed several important rules– including a rule that addresses the impact of wind.

Here is the updated rule:

Ball Moving After Address (Rule 18-2b). A new exception is added which exonerates the player from penalty if their ball moves after it has been addressed when it is known or virtually certain that they did not cause the ball to move. For example, if it is a gust of wind that moves the ball after it has been addressed, there is no penalty and the ball is played from its new position.

Unfortunately for Nick Watney, these rule changes don’t take effect until January 1, 2012! Yesterday, he was caught in a situation where the old rule was applied and he was penalized a stroke. He addressed the ball, backed up, and watched it move—and was penalized one stroke. Under the new rule, the penalty stroke is NOT assessed if the wind moved the ball after the address. Taking it in stride, Watney remarked, “I might be the last player in history to be penalized under that rule. That could be a trivia question one day.”

Have a wonderful holiday season! I will catch you on the other side of the holidays.

Rick Jones

Cape May Par 3 & Driving Range

Dover Par 3 & Driving Range

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Beat the Heat with These 6 Tips!

As the weather heats up, it is important to be more mindful and prepared to play golf. We encourage you to read this list and make any changes that might help you enjoy your time on the golf course even more—as if that’s possible! We ALL wait all winter to be able to get out and hit balls and play a round of golf. Don’t let the heat discourage you from playing golf this summer!! Remember, a hot day on the golf course is still better than a nice day anywhere else! Here are some suggestions we have for ways to beat the heat or be prepared to handle the heat.

Hydrate. Hydration takes place for several days prior to your round of golf. If you golf often, it is important that you make hydration part of your every day routine. While some studies have shown that all drinks hydrate, obviously some are better than others. Water is the best way to get hydrated. Other healthy ways to hydrate yourself are by drinking milk, vegetable and fruit juice. Sports drinks are a good alternative to water if you plan on playing/walking 18 holes.

Wear appropriate clothing. When you are planning what to wear to play golf, make sure to wear light weight, breathable clothing. You will also want to wear light colored clothing, which will not absorb as much heat as darker colored clothes. Oddly enough, it is better to wear an undershirt, which will help wick away sweat and keep you cooler. When possible, wear a visor and not hat. Hats trap heat in and can cause you to be hotter. Stay in the shade and use sunscreen on your scalp when wearing a visor!

Plan your day accordingly. Plan to spend the time outside during the morning and/or evening. Avoid spending time on the course during the middle of the day. You will have a lot more fun, when you are not struggling with the sun and heat. If you can only fit your time on the links in during the middle of the day, be sure to wear a hat that offers coverage, as well as sunscreen!

Stand in the shade.  At Cape May Par 3, there are plenty spots with lots of shade. If you get too hot, have a seat on a bench in the shade. It will make you feel better, and able to finish your round of golf. Make it a great time to think about your mental golf game, or spend time with your golf mates shooting the breeze.

Eat sensibly. Eat smaller meals and not as much protein. Protein increases metabolic rate, which makes staying cool more difficult. So, eat lighter meals, and include fruit and vegetables (which also help to hydrate you) and whole grain foods. You might also find that reducing the amount of dairy you consume, directly before you play golf or hit balls, might help you feel better.

It is important to recognize when you are overheated. Some of the signs of being overheated are: sweating profusely, increased heart rate, dizziness, headache, and vomiting.  If you experience any or many of these signs, it is important that you rest in a cool, shaded area, drink cool liquids, such as water or sports drinks, apply cool compresses, and avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Just because it’s hot, doesn’t mean it isn’t golf weather! Make these small changes and you will be ready to play, even in the heat. Be sure to pay attention to your body. If you need help, please ask. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Here’s to another great summer at Cape May Par 3 & Dover Par 3!!

See you out on the course,

Rick Jones

Par3rick@aol.com

www.capemaypar3.com

www.doverpar3golf.com



Midway Par 3 Announces Updates & New Site!
February 14, 2011, 4:33 PM
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Rehoboth Beach, DE. February 15, 2011 — Midway Par 3 & Driving Range
announces the launch of its new website www.midwaypar3golf.com !
 
This month, Midway Par 3 & Driving Range has launched the new website,
midwaypar3golf.com. The crew at Midway Par 3 is excited to better serve
their customers by making this site available.  Now more than ever,
customers are able to stay in touch with the specials and activities at
Midway Par 3.  In addition to the new website, other changes have been
made to better serve the customers. For your convenience, Major Credit
Cards (Mastercard, Visa, and Discover) are now being accepted at Midway
Par 3 & Driving Range.
 
Owned and operated by a long time local family, Midway Par 3 Golf
Course has served year round residents and vacationers, alike, for 30
years. Located just north of Midway, Delaware, this 18-Hole Par 3
course and driving range offers you “Fun for the Entire Family!” Midway
Par 3 is a year round Par 3 course with regulation size greens. Minutes
away from all the major resort stops including: Downtown Rehoboth
Beach, Lewes, Dewey Beach, the Rehoboth Outlets, this is the perfect
place for golfers of all levels. Everyone loves golf at Midway Par 3!
 
The Jones’ family is excited about the future of Midway Par 3 & Driving
Range. We believe we offer our customers a great, budget friendly golf
experience. Our recent updates and changes will carry Midway Par 3 well
into the future, for the next generation of golfers.  If you have any
questions concerning Midway Par 3 & Driving Range, please email Barbara
at par3barbara@aol.com and she will get back to you. Or, stop by today.
Midway Par 3 is located at 34578 Pinnacle Rd. Lewes, Delaware 19958.

Please stop by if you can. I appreciate you taking the time.

Enjoy the day~ the sun is shining and the air is fresh!

Rick Jones

Cape May Par 3 & Driving Range

Dover Par 3 & Driving Range



Golf at Pebble Beach

Hi my Golf Friends~

The sun is shining and life is good out on the golf course!

As you may realize, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am is going on now. Pebble Beach is one of the most beautiful places to play golf! The views are spectacular and, the long tradition of golf there is impressive. The course was opened in 1919. Over the years, there have been so many remarkable moments in golf history that have taken place at Pebble Beach. On of the more infamous moments in time was in 1964 when Arnold Palmer’s scored a 9 on the 17th hole at Pebble Beach in the Crosby Tournament.  

More recently, in 2000, which was the 100th US Open,  in front of the largest U.S. Open television audience in two decades, Tiger Woods turned a dominant victory into a historic feat. He combined a bogey-free round with birdies on holes 10, 12, 13 and 14. His 67 gives him a four-day total of 272, tying the record for the lowest 72-hole score ever in the national championship, and besting his nearest competitor by 15 strokes.

I am constantly reminded that technology is awesome! Pebble Beach Golf Links has developed a neat virtual tour. So cool– Very few of us will ever play or visit Pebble Beach, but it is neat to be able to catch a climpse online. The link below will take you to their site. Check out the virtual tour!

http://www.pebblebeach.com/golf/pebble-beach-golf-links/course-history/us-open

Enjoy!

Rick Jones

www.capemaypar3.com

www.doverpar3golf.com



Dover Par 3 Rolls Out the New Website!

Dover Par 3 & Driving Range is Now New and Improved

Dover Par 3 & Driving Range Announces the Launch of ther New Website and Recent Rennovations. Improvements are being made, including the addition of Baseball and Softball Batting Cages.
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRLog (Press Release)Feb 10, 2011 – Today is a great day for the friends and family of Dover Par 3 & Driving Range. We are so pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our new website: http://www.doverpar3golf.com. This new site has been especially created for people interested in family fun in the Dover, DE area. We have lots going on and hope you can stop by to see all the work we have done this winter! Visit our website today and register for a FREE round of golf & medium bucket of balls on our range, along with 5 FREE tokens for the newly renovated batting cages. We have many packages and offers for you, our customer, and hope you can join us soon!

Over the winter, we have made several huge improvements to our course, updating the look and feel of the course and grounds. And, I am so excited to share we have reopened our batting cages, with baseball and softball pitching machines. The possibilities are limitless, with the course, the batting cages, and driving range! You can come for a short visit to hit a bucket of balls or bat around a bit, or stay all day—we are here to serve you year round.

Dover & Driving Range is a Par 3, 18-Hole course with full size greens, a practice green for putting and chipping, and a full length driving range. The course is well maintained and conveniently located in Dover Delaware. Dover Par 3 is an excellent golf course for everyone, including new and experienced golfers.

In addition to the Par 3 Course and Driving Range, Dover Par 3 & Driving Range now offers newly renovated batting cages for baseball and softball. The cages are a perfect chance to get out and do something fun with friends and family. Also, it’s great for players to get some swings in before, during, and after the season. There is no off season anymore!

Along with our team at Dover Par 3 & Driving Range, I am excited for the future of Par 3 Golf in Dover, Delaware. For more details on what is going on at the course, see http://www.doverpar3golf.com. For information on how your organization, team, or family can take full advantage of all the Dover Par 3 & Driving Range has to offer, I can be reached by calling 302/745-1206 or emailing me at par3rick@aol.com.

Thank you.
Rick Jones
Cape May Par 3 & Dover Par 3