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Chip Shots — Golf is a Great Sport for Kids
Kids today have so many options when it comes to how they spend their spare time. Many of those activities are largely sedentary and somewhat isolating, like excessive video gaming. In general, sports offer children and teens the perfect antidote: physical exercise, socialization, skill development,…
Chip Shots — Feeling at Home on the Range
My first Blog post of the season highlighted the opportunities to play golf early this year, thanks to a mild winter. Since then conditions have been slow to improve, but as of this Blog most local courses have opened for play or are opening soon, and that’s great news for area golf …
Chip Shots: Making the Most of the Warm Weather
Chip Shots: Making the Most of the Warm Weather
There is no question that we’ve had a volatile and unusual winter. While the previous winter saw some seriously cold and snowy conditions in February and March, this one has featured far less snow and many warmer than normal days...
Chip Shots: Disc Golf is the Best Sport You Haven’t Played (Yet)
Disc golf is a sport whose time has come, and that’s why I am dedicating one of my Chip Shots Blogs to this great activity. More and more people are participating, and Maine has one of the highest rates of players per capita. In addition to a great local course in Orrington, DR Disc Golf (features a…
Chip Shots: Testing 2015 Drivers a Real Early Spring Treat
Every year most major golf club companies launch their latest and greatest equipment offerings, and the drivers are the most anticipated of the bunch. Well, 2015 is no exception, with many fine clubs boasting technological advancements promising to help golfers like us hit the ball straighter and fa…
Chip Shots: Scrambling with Some New Friends
In the course of a year, I usually play in two or three charity golf scrambles. They are fun events that raise money for some great causes. Believe it or not, until this year I had never participated in an open scramble, which many area courses host on a weekly basis (along with couples scrambles an…