By Bob Gelesko, Head Golf Professional

2019 is here and January is over! Time flies when you are having fun!

Speaking of fun…the new golf swing simulator is here and ready for use by our members and guests. You can now play a round at Pebble Beach without leaving Borrego Springs. There are 84 golf courses to choose from or we can set up a driving range practice session to measure your swing speed, launch angle, spin rate and other important measurements such as total yardage and carry yardage of each shot. Call the golf shop to reserve your time if you would like to use the swing simulator. There has been lots of activity at Rams Hill with more coming up such as the Valentine’s Day Golf Tournament & Dinner and both Men’s & Ladies Member/Guest tournaments. Remember that the golf staff of Rams Hill is here for you so be sure to ask if there is anything we can do to help.

When warming up for your golf round at the range, work on two things: balance and contact. Tee the ball and choke down on a seven iron. Make three or four swings, and don’t worry about how far the ball travels because your goal is SOLID contact. Try to finish in perfect balance no matter where the ball goes. Solid contact and balance will help you throughout your round. Also, remember sometimes it is better to take one more club and swing easier rather than using a more lofted club and swinging harder.

In addition, call to sign up for a 15-minute tune up golf lesson. A short lesson could be all you need to improve your golf swing. Sign up to improve your putting, chipping, full swing, wedge play or bunker shots.