There's still a limestone mine below WinterStone Golf Course in Independence, but there are no more rumbles under the feet of players in mid-afternoon as in years past. Mining has moved to an adjacent site, leaving only occasional faint sounds of blasting, according to WinterStone club professional, Kane Chapman. But having a golf course over an active mine was more of a novelty than anything else on a course that can hold its own to any in the Kansas City region for natural beauty, intriguing design and challenging golf. WinterStone, opened in 2003 in northwest Independence and unfolds over rolling, wooded terrain in a country setting. The holes
The golf swing is dependent on completing the previous move correctly. Therefore, the swing starts with the correct set up. Everything you do before you swing the club will have a positive or negative consequence on the golf ball. Setting up correctly to the golf ball addresses many problems and corrections to the golf swing.
Similar to many other sports, the golf swing starts with an athletic set up. Begin by standing with your feet approximately shoulder width. Bend your knees slightly and bend at your waist to create the proper spine angle. The goal is to produce a swing that will move around
Innovations in the world of golf equipment is perhaps not as easy to detect in the irons as they are in drivers, putters, and other equipment. But they are still there. Drivers have such cool features as adjustability, multiple materials, and ever-lengthening shafts. Putters have face inserts, grooves, yes, ever-lengthening shafts (although with the recent USGA and R&A proposed rule, long shafts might quit being so common in putters). But don’t sell the 2013 lineup of new irons short when it comes to innovation. Throughout this review of some of the major manufacturers’ top offerings, you can find a lot
Deer Creek Golf Club, located at 7000 W. 133rd St. in Overland Park, is one of the more challenging courses in Kansas City. Its location just south of 135th and Metcalf makes it a convenient stop for many of the area’s golfers. Additionally, the 18 hole, par 72 course serves as a very popular setting for special events such as weddings, anniversaries, and reunions. So before we discuss the beautiful golf course and its challenging layout, attention must first be paid to the fantastic event hosting at Deer Creek. Course Facilities The course’s facilities include two banquet rooms, each of which can accommodate up to 240 attendees.
One of the most daunting shots in golf is the bunker shot. For many of us, just getting out with out chunking it and leaving it in the bunker or, just as bad, skulling it across the green and potentially into worse trouble. If you watch the pros on TV, though, you will see that they aren’t merely trying to get out, they are usually trying to get it close. That’s because they know the technique that makes the shot predictable and fairly easy to execute. Then, with practice time, they all get very adept at bunker play. Follow these steps and
The world rankings underwent a shakeup in the top 10 after Australian Adam Scott beat out Argentina’s Angel Cabrera in a playoff duel at the Masters Tournament. Both had finished -9 to par in an extremely competitive field. On April 14, the 32-year-old Scott finally won his first major championship by holing a 20-foot birdie on the 18th hole of regulation and downing a 12-footer for birdie on the second extra hole. The Australian’s victory earned him a $1.44 million purse with Cabrera bagging $864,000. Scott had came close at the 2012 Open Championship. His bogeys on the last four
An organized maze of more than 80 exhibits, 10 golf club manufacturers and thousands of golfers filled the 60,000 square-foot Overland Park Exhibit Center Sunday, February 24, 2013. “Despite the recent weather, we are having a great attendance,” said Kirk Tourtillotte, Vice President, Varsity Communications. “Golfers are enjoying deals from local golf courses, businesses, and destination-play courses from Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Branson, and Kansas.” Varsity Communications is in its second year of owning and running the Kansas City Golf Show. With their reputation of being one of the nations largest and most respected producers of high-end consumer expos, they gave this year’s attendees