By Jeremy Manley, Executive Chef Do you ever realize soup is a prevalent meal during winter? Specifically, chicken noodle soup seems to be even more prevalent. Do you ever wonder why exactly? Dry cured bones have been used for decades in chicken noodle soups and other home remedies to fight the flu. Why do you ask? Simmering animal bones in water release collagen and other proteins into the broth that have health benefits such as fighting inflammation, ease joint pain, promote gut health and cardioprotective effects. Chicken broth contains vitamins, minerals, and some fat. The warm liquid can help your upper respiratory tract by providing hydration and nasal clearance. Carrots, onion, and celery contain vitamins A, C, and antioxidants that help build a strong immune system. Chicken is packed with proteins that help support the immune system as well. Noodles are carbohydrates that contribute to keeping you [...]
By Jose Verduzco, Golf Course Superintendent Golfers, maintenance, and topography: all factors needed for a successful golf course. However, they're also great contributors when it comes to traffic damage on the course. The following are some tips from Rams Hill's maintenance department on how we can all help ease traffic patterns on the course: Follow traffic signs and stakes. The crew evaluates and strategically places traffic signs and other traffic direction tools on the golf course. Avoid entering/leaving the hole over a worn area. Always look for the healthiest part to drive on and off. Always scatter when playing in a group with multiple golf carts. Avoid driving/walking over heavy traffic areas on fairways, approaches, and greens. Maintaining these areas stress-free can prevent wear and tear on the turf. Keeping a nice consistent stance can improve those critical shots in a round of [...]
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 [...]
By Jose Verduzco, Golf Course Superintendent Bunkers' main purpose serves to test the player's ability to play golf. Furthermore, it can be incredibly difficult to get a ball out of a bunker. However, it can be just as tricky to successfully navigate them and to know how to treat them after using them. Read our tips written by our golf experts on how to successfully navigate bunkers: Identify the lowest or closest entry spot to your golf ball. This will help with keeping the integrity of the bunker. Identifying a close and low spot will prevent you from leaving deeper footprints and thus disturbing areas in the bunker. Once a spot is located, walk in the bunker with the rake in hand. Drop the rake close to you and take your shot. Begin raking where your club made contact with sand and [...]
By Jeremy Manley, Executive Chef When it comes to culinary pairings, few things hold a candle to the classic combination of a glass of good wine with steak. A fine red wine that pairs with steak compliments the palate and tickles the taste buds for savory, sweet and sour in a distinct combination that few other foods can accomplish. But what exactly makes the magic happen with steak and wine pairings and which ones are best to drink with steak? There’s a real reason that steak and wine work so well together. Something very particular happens when you consume red wine with steak. Molecules in red wine called tannins combine with and soften meat proteins, which sharpens your senses and helps you taste more of that beefy flavor you love. The fat, in turn, softens the astringent qualities of the wine, helping to mellow the beverage and [...]
By Bob Gelesko, Head Golf Professional "Chipping" is a popular term we use in golf that refers to a shot taken in proximity to the green. Once successfully hit, the ball is briefly shot into the air, lands on the green and rolls (hopefully) into the hole. The shots are useful when something lies in between you and the hole such as fringe that prevents you from putting. If you want to improve chipping, read our suggestions below so you can navigate the green successfully. Try chipping with different clubs from all around the green instead of the same spot to improve your chipping. Also, try the following when chipping around the green: Use a putting grip (palms opposed) Make sure when you start forward that your hands lead the stroke (the club head should not be ahead of your hands at impact) Move [...]
Rams Hill Earns "Best Playing Conditions 2017" from Greenkeeper.org Borrego Springs, CA January 11th, 2018 Greenskeeper.org proudly presented it’s Best Playing Conditions Awards for 2017 and Rams Hill Golf Club proudly represents San Diego County, California as the winner. Not to be confused with “Worth the Green Fee,” “Best Playing Conditions” is awarded to golf courses open to the public listed on Greenskeeper.org that stand out above the rest with their website users at providing consistently the best greens, fairways, rough, tee boxes and bunkers around.