Wedding Day Essentials

Wedding Day Essentials

When it comes to your wedding there are a million and one things that you plan for, an emergency kit, your transportation, and your day-of itinerary will all be locked down by the big day. Those things are just the tip of the iceberg of the wedding day essentials needed to get you through the day. Deer Creek Golf Club has been in the wedding industry long enough to know some of the not-so-obvious things you’ll need for the day. 

Our day of coordinator has a list of things that will have you fully prepared for any crunch-time needs or obstacles that may come up. The last thing you want is a delay in the ceremony because you have to get your legal documents or try to find an ATM. 

Things You Need on Your Wedding Day

Having a checklist of some wedding day must-haves will help you feel a little less flustered and worried about small details. Here are some things to add to your checklist:

  • Cash Envelopes
  • Marriage License
  • Chargers
  • Change of Shoes
  • Tools
  • Outdoor Supplies
  • Cosmetics
  • Medicine

 

Cash Envelopes 

Between the different vendors and tips that will need to be paid on the day of, it will make your life a whole lot easier if you have individual envelopes with the different cash amounts needed in them. Make sure that your day of coordinator knows where they are and what goes to who. It is also important to know who to tip and how much to tip them. There is a lot of heavy lifting involved in setting up your ceremony and reception. Having some extra cash on hand is also a good idea just in case one of your vendors doesn’t accept cards or their card reader stopped working. 

 

Marriage License

When it comes to your wedding ceremony, you’ll probably want your marriage to be legal, so don’t forget your marriage license. You’ll be so focused on your wedding day so make sure the officiant has it or that your day of coordinator has it to pass over to the officiant. Whoever has it make sure that they are responsible and can be trusted. 

 

Chargers

Even if you are having an unplugged ceremony or are just unplugging yourself for the day, you still might want to keep your phone charged  for family members, friends, attendants, and vendors to get in touch with you throughout the day in case of an emergency or they get lost if your ceremony and reception are in different locations. And given that it is such a big day, you and your partner will probably receive more text messages than you do on your birthday, so appoint someone to be your designated person to handle certain phone calls and texts. Have a charger nearby in case you need to plug it in. 

 

Change of Shoes

As much as you may be enjoying your brand-new wedding heels, by the time the dancing starts you will probably want to kick them off and put on something a little more comfortable. Having a comfy pair of sneakers or sandals on hand will be extremely helpful. Some brides even splurge and get cute “bride” label shoes to change into. 

 

Tools

You may be wondering why you would need tools on your wedding day, but they are the most important of the wedding day essentials. You will want to be prepared for any kind of surprises, so a basic set of tools, like a screwdriver, hammer, nails, double-sided tape (this is good to have for both wardrobe or decor malfunctions), glue, and a set of eyeglass screwdrivers in case they are needed. 

 

Outdoor Supplies

If you are having an outdoor wedding then have a few supplies ready to go just in case mother nature decides to crash the party. Some of these supplies especially in a South Florida wedding venue include bug spray, sunscreen, and aloe vera will all play a crucial role in daytime ceremonies. 

 

Cosmetics

Even after using the best makeup artist, makeup can still get smudged from happy tears. Keeping a small bag full of the cosmetics for touch-ups and fixes. Keep some basics for the groom too, tissues, deodorant, a mini brush, or other mini hair products that might be needed.

 

Medicine

After a long day of standing, crying, eating, drinking, dancing, and celebrating with their loved ones, most couples might need some pain relief or antacids for all the food, cakes, and possibly drinks. You can even bring enough for the wedding party and guests. 

 

Contact Deer Creek Today!

If all of this seems like a lot to take in, then you can hire a wedding planner to help you keep your mind organized and stress-free. Our experts have also put together a few wedding timeline tips to help you still on track too. 

Contact Deer Creek today to check out our wedding venue and wedding packages.

Wedding Day Photo List

Wedding Day Photo List

On the day of your wedding, worrying about which pictures are taken should be the last thing the happy couple needs to worry about. There are so many moments that they will want to capture and remember since the excitement of the day can cause those moments to blur together. At Deer Creek Golf Club our day of coordinator will work with the couple to go over the moments they want and some they might not have thought about being captured. This is where a shot list comes in handy. 

What is a shot list in photography? It’s a guide to the moments of the wedding day that should be captured. Most professional photographers will have a shot list ready to go over with the couple. But just in case, here are a few shots to add to your wedding day photo list.

  • Pre-Wedding Photos
  • Wedding Ceremony Photos
  • Family and Wedding Party Photos 
  • Wedding Reception Photos
  • Exit Photos

Pre-Wedding Photos

This is where the pre-ceremony excitement gets documented. Have the photographer go around to the wedding party as they get ready at the wedding venue, the bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other loved ones.

Our experts have put together a list of pictures to ask the wedding photographer to take. 

  • Wedding day or dress hanging on the wardrobe 
  • Wedding party getting ready (applying makeup, doing hair, getting dressed)
  • Parents or guardians helping the wed-to-be with the details of the wedding day outfits
  • Full-length shot of the wed-to-be looking in the mirror or putting jewelry on in the mirror 
  • Detailed shot of the clothing, shoes, accessories, and other specialty items 
  • To-be-wed with their sibling(s)
  • To-be-wed with the wedding party 

There are other shots outside of these basics, like if the couple decides to do a first look moment together before the ceremony. 

Wedding Ceremony Photos

Of course, the photographer will get pictures throughout the ceremony. Our day of coordinator offers some other details that should be added to the wedding day photo list. 

  • Guest entering the venue 
  • Close-up of the groom waiting for the bride to walk down the aisle
  • Wedding party walking down the aisle 
  • The bride walking down the aisle either by themselves or being escorted by their loved one
  • Close-up of the couple at the altar 
  • Wide shot of the audience during the ceremony from the couple’s point of view 
  • Faces of the couples as they exchange vows
  • Close-up of the exchange of rings
  • First kiss (Ask the officiant to move) 
  • The wedding party recessional as they exit the ceremony 
  • Couple getting in their exit vehicle (limo, old school car, etc.)

Family & Wedding Party Photos

This is the part of the day when the couple needs to prepare to stand a smile for a lot of pictures. Our photo shot list for weddings includes the couple together for a portrait, the couple looking at each other, the couple hugging or kissing, and then the couple with each part of the family. 

  • Couple with one side of the new family
  • Couple with the other side of the new family
  • Couple with all the parents 
  • Couple with the bridesmaids 
  • Couple with the groomsmen 
  • Couple with the whole wedding party 

Wedding Reception Photos

Now it’s time to let the celebration begin! While the reception photos will of course be full of dancing, singing, and enjoyment of the event, here are a few memorable moments they don’t want to miss. 

  • Shot from outside of the reception venue
  • Reception details (place cards, guest book, centerpieces, decorations, and more!)
  • Couple arriving at the reception
  • Couple at the head table
  • Parents’ tables
  • Guests’ tables
  • Close up of friends and family making toasts
  • Couple simple champagne
  • Couple chatting with the guests
  • Detail shots of the food and cake
  • Couples first dance
  • Couple’s dances with their parents 
  • Wedding party dancing
  • Cake cutting moment

Overall, capturing any details of the night will allow the couple to fully enjoy it over and over again as the years go on. 

Exit Photos

Now the night has come to an end and the couple will be off on their honeymoon. Our wedding experts have put together a few final details for the wedding day photo list. 

  • Couple leaving the reception (Check out our wedding exit ideas here!)
  • Couple waving from the vehicle as they leave 
  • Read of the couple’s vehicle as it departs

Contact Deer Creek Today!

If you are in the market for a wedding venue, contact Deer Creek today! Our experts can offer pricing details, timeline tips, and more for your big day.

What Is Par in Golf?

What Is Par in Golf?

Deer Creek Golf Club is one of the best championship golf courses in South Florida, not only can guests enjoy the game in a tropical setting, but they can also take advantage of learning from our experts at our golf school. One of the many things that are taught in our lessons is the basis of the basics, for example, what is par in golf? What does it mean and how do you keep score? 

Par in golf means the number of strokes set to get the ball in the hole. It is a standard score that is established for each hole depending on its length. The par score is the average number of strokes it takes to complete the hole from the tee box. This is then calculated into the total score for each golfer for the entire course. 

Different Types of Golf Course Par

On a regulation golf course, there are typically three types of holes:

  • Par 3
  • Par 4
  • Par 5

A Par 3 means that the golfer is expected to reach the green in one stroke, then get the ball into the hole in two putts for three shots. This type of par is the shortest hole on the course but that doesn’t mean it is the easiest. 

Par 4 holes, expect each golfer to reach the green in two strokes and get the ball in the hole with another 2 putts. Par 4s can often have wide variations of distances including over 500 yards for professional golfers. 

On a Par 5 hole, golfers are expected to take three strokes to hit the green due to it typically being the longest hole on any golf course. Players often try to take advantage of the par 5 and hit the green in 2 strokes, still 2 putts to get the ball into the hole. Which means they completed the hole in 4 instead of 5. 

How to Keep Par Score?

Golfer’s scores are in relation to the par, especially in more professional games of golf. Some of you may have heard terms like “Bogey” or “Birdie” used when talking about a player’s score. However, one means one worse than par while the other is one better. Here are a few other par score terms players would know when learning what is par in golf;

Good Terms:

  • Birdie – This is one shot less than the par set on a single hole. A par score of 3 on a par 4 hole is called a birdie.
  • Eagle – This indicates two less than par on a single hole. Completing a par 5 in three strokes is an eagle. 
  • Albatross/ Double Eagle – Albatross means three less than a set par. Finishing a par 5 in two strokes is called an Albatross or Double Eagle. 
  • Condor – This means a hole-in-one on a Par 5. This is the rarest of all golf scores. As of recently, there are only five recorded condors in history. 

Bad Terms:

  • Bogey – This means one shot more than par.  
  • Double Bogey – Two shots more than par is called a double bogey. 
  • Triple Bogey – This is three shots over par on a single hole. 
  • Quadruple Bogey – This means four shots more than par on a single hole. This is the last specific name for any score over par.

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If there are any further questions, contact Deer Creek today! You can also check out our tee times to come to test out your new knowledge on our course.

What Are Some Golf Tips for Seniors?

What Are Some Golf Tips for Seniors?

Deer Creek Golf Club understands the importance of continuously adapting your golf swing and game to your body as you get older. Our experts have put together some golf tips for seniors and older golfers. For more golf tips you can also check out our blog!

Let’s say you’ve been golfing your whole life and plan on continuing into your “golden years’ as a senior golfer. You’ve worked so hard on your game and as we age our bodies start to change, whether it’s loss of flexibility, your swing not going as far as it once did, or your stamina has diminished, there are many ways for senior golfers to feel like they’ve lost their skills.

Here are a few ways to help combat the parts of aging that can hinder the game. 

Older Golfers Tips and Tricks

Throughout this blog, we will break down our tips into three different categories:

  • Body
  • Equipment
  • Tips for The Game

 1 – Take Care of Your Body

Regardless of your age, taking care of your body and staying in your best physical shape will always benefit your golf game. Here are a few ways to take care of your body and increase the longevity of your gold game. 

Flexibility and Strength

The first step in golf fitness is flexibility and strength. Flexibility affects your swing, so focusing on stretching exercises. Other fitness exercises to increase flexibility will be extremely beneficial. When it comes to strength, there are many exercises to build up the specific strength needed for golf:

  • Single Leg Hip Circles
  • Highwire Shoulder Raises
  • Single Leg Chipping
  • Split Power Jumps
  • Squat Med Ball Rotations
  • Half Kneeling Resistance Band Rotation 

Warm Up Before Each Round

Before you play, arrive a little earlier and warm the body up. Do some warm-up stretches and get your body moving, start with some practice swings with a short iron, then a medium iron. Just get a few good stretches and swings in to get the body ready.

Don’t Over Warm up or Play

As much as it is important to prepare the body, it is equally important to listen to it. Don’t over warm up or over play and exhaust your body before the game even begins. Find a pattern of play that works for you! 

2 – Equipment Matters

What you play with is just as important as how you play. It is important to choose your equipment carefully. 

Clubs and Balls

The key to this is the shaft. Here are some ways to make sure your clubs fit perfectly to your needs:

  • Get fit for a senior shaft, they are available in different flexes that can help get some distance back into your game as the swing speed may slow. 
  • Move to a hybrid alternative instead of the long irons. 
  • If you aren’t a long-established golfer then it is best to keep a selection of wedges in your bag. 
  • Have the proper putter length, for a correct setup, the eyes should be positioned over the ball.
  • Check your grip size as well. If you struggle with arthritis then adjusting your grip size can help. A midsize or jumbo golf grip size can be the solution and make things easier on the hands. 
  • Find the ball that suits your game. The ball that professionals use isn’t the best idea for older golfers. A ball that has low compression with a rating between 70-80 will match up with a slower swing speed and help improve distance. 

3- Game Strategy

As golfers get older, their game should be redesigned to fit their abilities over the years. With our golf lessons and more, seniors can continuously audit and go over their fundamentals such as good posture, grip, stance, and alignment. 

The fundamentals also involve embracing a shorter backswing, working on your follow-through, and making sure you transfer your weight.

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If you have more questions about our course, tee times, and golf tips for seniors, contact Deer Creek today!

How to Focus While Playing Golf

How to Focus While Playing Golf

There is much focus that is needed in the sport of golf. Naturally, when you need golf focus, it can be very easy to burn out from it. With golf mostly being slow-paced, the game provides many windows and opportunities for you to think. You can collect your thoughts, as well as focus on the mental aspect of your next move in the game. Losing concentration during a game of golf can be costly. If you want to play to the best of your ability, honing in on different tips and tricks to keep you alert and focused is important.

Deer Creek is here to give you tips on how to focus better in golf. We have a full golf course with 18 upgraded holes and brand-new TifEagle Ultradwarf bermudagrass in a high-end setting. At Deer Creek, we have the knowledge to offer advice on staying focused on your game of golf so you can play your best game. Keep reading to learn more from our golf experts.

The Mental Aspect of Golf

As with many sports, the mental aspect of golf is almost as important as the physical aspect. As simple as it sounds, thinking positively can affect your ability to focus. If you go into the game with a negative attitude, your focus will not be in the right place. It might not even be present at all. Work on your process, not your score. Overthinking about your downswing, the takeaway, or your grip can really interfere with your mental state and ability to focus.

Losing Concentration During a Golfing Game

A tip that can help you hold concentration during a golf game is splitting the 18-hole game into rounds of three holes per round. Doing this makes it three mini-games during each of the two rounds. Having mini-games is very helpful because completing nine holes twice in a row can become very tedious. Typically it is during the second set of nine holes that people begin to lose focus.

Another tip is to only focus on one hole at a time. Completely forget about how the previous holes went – good or bad. Don’t begin to think about the upcoming holes. Focusing on the hole at hand will increase not only your performance but your ability to focus throughout the game. This is because your head will be less cluttered, and you will not be thinking about the past or the future.

Having a pre-shot routine, as well as practice routines, can be tasks that contribute to your ability to focus. Prepare your pre-shot routine earlier than you already do. You’ll be able to look at the slope of the ball as well as feel how heavy the wind is at the time of day. Many professional golfers recommend that you think to yourself, “What does the shape of my shot look like?” Course management can bring consistency. This will help create less noise about what your next steps are. It will also give you more room for your golf focus, and you can concentrate on how well you are about to play.

Playing a Focused Game of Golf at Deer Creek

Once you have these tips down, you can check out our tee times and rates. If you have any questions about our course, contact us today.

Wedding Exit Ideas at Night

Wedding Exit Ideas at Night

Picture this. It’s the night of your wedding day. You just married the love of your life. Now it’s time to head out. How should you get sent off? Most couples opt for the classics, like running through all of your friends and family lined up and cheering. At Deer Creek, we have been in the wedding industry for years. In those years, we have seen some unique wedding send-offs. 

In our South Florida wedding packages, we offer a day-of coordinator to help our happy couples execute their wedding exit ideas at night. Our experts have put together a list of some of our favorites. 

Ceremony Exit Ideas

Now that all of your wedding dreams have come true, it’s time to leave and begin this new chapter of your life. Here are a few ideas to consider:

Sparklers

This trend has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Guests will grab sparklers and line up outside the venue as the newlyweds run through, often stopping for one more celebratory kiss in the middle. It makes for some amazing photos and memories for the couple and their loved ones. 

Rice

This is an age-old tradition that offers memories that will last forever. You can have our coordinator hand out little bags of rice to each guest to get them ready for the couple’s exit. Once the newlyweds are walking through, the guest can throw the bags of rice in the air and all over the couple. This is seen as a symbol of prosperity. What better way to send off the happy couple than with wishes for a prosperous future together? 

Leaves

Having the guest throw leaves is a great way to send off the happy couple, especially for a fall wedding. You can collect the leaves yourself, or you can buy them. The next thing you need to do is simply make sure the day-of coordinator knows the plan and how to distribute the leaves. 

Music Sheet Confetti

This is one of the more unique wedding send-off ideas we’ve seen. Sheet music can be hole-punched and turned into confetti. This is a great and creative way to send off a couple who are musicians or just love the musical arts. 

Flower Petals

The couple can work with our day-of coordinator to have flower petals in their wedding colors ready for the send-off. Having the guest line up and toss the petals as the newlyweds walk by can create a beautiful moment for everyone. 

Bubbles

Bubbles are a mess-free option that still adds such a special touch to the end of the day. They also double as fun favors. Pass these out to the guests to have them help send the couple off on their new lives!

Contact Deer Creek Today!

If you are ready to book your wedding, contact Deer Creek today. Our team of wedding professionals can give you more wedding exit ideas at night and help make your big day dreams come true. To learn more about wedding trends and seasonal ideas, check out our blog.

Wedding Timeline Tips

Wedding Timeline Tips

While weddings are one of the most memorable events in some people’s lives, that’s not to say that they are not stressful. The planning, the event itself, and even the aftermath can be very overwhelming if you don’t have proper help. It’s always important to be prepared. Even having a loose wedding timeline in the back of your mind can help in a major way. Having your day-of wedding timeline template planned out is essential. It will ensure you have one of the most magical times of your life without stressing about wondering what the next move is.

Our experts at Deer Creek are here to help you have the perfect wedding day. Our experience has given us much knowledge on creating an outline plan for a wedding day. We have various amenities to choose from, including different ballrooms to select from and many different types of greenery for the background of your portraits. Below we have put together a guide of wedding timeline tips to help make your day as seamless as possible.

What Does a Day-Of Wedding Coordinator Do?

There is a big difference between a wedding day-of coordinator and a wedding planner. The day-of coordinator is in charge of the execution of already-made plans on the day of the wedding. The day-of coordinator is usually the point of contact for vendors and caterers being used because the bride and groom have many other things going on during their special day.

In contrast, a wedding planner comes up with ideas, creates, and books vendors, all prior to the actual day of the wedding. Wedding planners often are not present on the day of the wedding. While both types of coordinators are essential, they play completely different roles that anyone who is planning or participating in a wedding should be aware of.

Day-Of Wedding Timeline Template

Beginning of the Wedding Day

Start early. No matter what time of day your wedding ceremony begins, the earlier you start with preparation, the better. It’s pertinent to leave room for error. Venue decoration and prep should be one of the first things on your timeline. This could be you decorating yourself or ensuring all of the caterers, coordinators, and any other vendors are arriving on time and doing their job correctly. The bride’s and bridesmaids’ hair and make-up, and the groom and his party’s routine, should be done at the beginning of the day. Once everyone is excited and ready, before all the guests arrive is the perfect time for portraits and family photos.

Middle of the Wedding Day

Once most of the guests have arrived at the ceremony venue, it is time to begin the commemoration. Having the wedding ceremony is the most critical step to remember. After the bride and groom share their first kiss as a married couple, it’s time to transition to cocktail hour and the reception party venue. The iconic first dance should take place, followed by family and friends toasts, and, finally, the meal should be served.

End of the Wedding Day

Assuming you don’t forget about the cake cutting, that should be next on the list. Breaking out into the dance party should almost effortlessly happen next. Other activities you don’t want to forget to include are the bouquet and garter toss, the Father/Daughter dance, the Mother/Son dance, and the bride and groom’s first dance. You may even have your own fun activities that you want to include. The last song, announced by the DJ, should end the night and then prompt the guests to then depart after a day filled with romance and fun.

Deer Creek Has Day-of Coordinators for You

Deer Creek is proud to offer some of the best indoor and outdoor wedding venues in Broward county. Contact us today for more information about our South Florida wedding venue packages. More wedding tips and articles can be found in our blog here!

Back Exercises for Golf

Back Exercises for Golf

As the weather cools down almost everywhere else in the country, South Florida becomes the hot spot for snowbirds to stay warm for the winter. At Deer Creek, we know many people will be eager to dust the snow from their golf clubs and get out on the course. Golf is considered a safer, accessible sport, but it requires skill and concentration above power. This doesn’t mean injuries can’t happen. 

Lower back injuries are common in amateurs. If the player has a poor swing and lacks training, then the likelihood of an injury can be higher. Our experts at Deer Creek have some tips for back exercises for golf to help prevent injuries and keep your back safe. 

Golf Swing For Bad Backs

The leading cause of back injuries is poor swings and not having the proper conditioning. The way golfers swing can cause stress on the back if the player leans forward too much, twists, and bends on the side. These pressures can be minimized by using our tips and some of the best stretches for golfers.

Swing Tips:

  • Slow down your swing, even when swinging through the ball
  • Stand just a few inches closer to the ball 
  • Turn your inside foot out; this will help get the hip to turn
  • Choose narrower stance
  • Play the ball to the center of your stance
  • Taking a shorter backswing will prevent the spine from twisting too much
  • Let the outside heel float 
  • Keep weight balanced

Best Exercises For Golf

Deer Creek’s experts have put together some exercises to help strengthen your back to relieve some of the back pain after golf or before! A lot of the following exercises have a lot to do with strengthening your core to help strengthen your back. 

Planks

This is one of the top exercises we recommend! All it takes is holding a pushup position. Start by tightening your torso so that your stomach doesn’t sag to the ground. Hold this position for as long as you can, rest, and repeat. For beginners, start by holding it for 10 seconds at a time. 

These can be done weighted or with body weight and can be done without a gym membership and equipment. 

Seated Rotations

This type of exercise can help limber up the lumbar spine, which will help keep your back safe with every swing. Rotation is a major part of golf; it’s almost everything! 

To do this exercise, sit in a chair or on a bench, grab a golf club, and hold it on your shoulders behind your neck. This will keep your posture good during the exercise. Now, without moving your hips, slowly start to turn your upper body side to side, stopping at the center each time. Repeat ten times. This can also be done as a warm-up before tee time!

Glute Bridges

This is the type of exercise not only for the core or lower back; it also activates the gluteus maximus muscles and stretches the hip flexors. There is a condition called an anterior pelvic tilt; this is when the “wing” of the pelvis points down toward the floor. Pelvic tilt can lead to problems with walking mechanics and lower back pain.

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If you are interested in learning more about our golf tips are ways to improve your game, check out our golf school or contact us today! And if you are ready to join our family, you can learn about our memberships here.

Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

Planning your wedding is a large feat. While some brides want to take this on, some find it overwhelming. This is where having a professional who understands all aspects of a wedding to assist you plan can help calm down your nerves. They can also help elevate your big day to something even more magical. Deer Creek Golf Club has been a beautiful wedding venue in South Florida long enough for us to be able to put together a few reasons to hire a wedding planner. 

 

Some experts at our South Florida wedding venue have put together their advice and tips. 

Reason #1 Bring Your Dream Vision to Life

Hiring a complete wedding planner for everything leading up to the big day can help bring your wedding visions to life. Most planners encourage their clients to start collecting items and images that speak to the bride and groom both as a couple and as individuals. It lets the planner get to know the couple, which will make their job easier when trying to make their wedding dreams come true. 

 

Great planners will have a heavy hand in the long to-do list that comes with a wedding. In knowing the couple and what they envision, the planner will consider this when completing each task on the wedding list. 

Reason #2 Manage Your Budget

Many planners will ask the bride and groom what the 3 E’s of their wedding will be:

 

  • Emotion – What emotion do they want to invoke?
  • Environment – What kind of environment do they want to create?
  • Experience – What kind of experience do they want for themselves and their guests?

 

Once they have these items established, then the planner and the couple can identify the priorities and the ideal investments. Another key factor is knowing where all the funds will be coming from and who is contributing. Helping with budget management gives the bride and groom a better and more realistic understanding of their investment and financial decisions. It also keeps the couple on track and on target to stay within their budget. 

Reason #3 Problem Solving Pros

A complete wedding planner will be able to cut through the hours of research and get you directly in touch with vendors that fit your style and budget. Professional wedding planners can also objectively make quick decisions and be your guide in times of uncertainty. This will allow you to take a deep breath while they help to come up with unique solutions based on your needs. Even if a full-service wedding planner isn’t what the couple wants, we still recommend using a “day-of coordinator” to help with any obstacles that might present themselves on the day of your wedding.

Reason #4 Make Sure No Key Details Are Forgotten

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the planning process, key details can slip through the cracks if there is not someone or something to remind you of them. That is why a wedding planner is perfect. It is their job to handle all the details, no matter how big or small. They can help select vendors based on the couples’ theme, budgets, and preferences. With their ability to see the whole picture, they can make more impactful decisions for the bride and groom to be. Having the ability will also help the planner work through the upsells to make sure the couples’ money is being spent wisely. Upsell is a name for anyone providing a service or good. Sometimes they are beneficial and amazing, and other times there are better places for the money to be spent.

Reason #5 Keeps You on Track

The overall checklist of a wedding can quickly become overwhelming when looking at it as a whole. One of the best reasons to hire a wedding planner is to remove that overwhelming feeling. They are the stress relief that keeps the couple from losing focus and becoming unorganized. They break down the list into smaller parts that will help keep everyone on the same page and timeline for getting things done. The list can be tackled by weekly tasks or even monthly, depending on how large the task is. 

 

As items are completed off the list, the next set of tasks can be approached without the added stress. Some clients tend to dive head-first into the planning process and can quickly become overwhelmed. This can lead to details being missed or forgotten. Even if you don’t hire a complete wedding planner, reach out for help and advice and even outsource some of the to-dos on your lists. 

Contact Deer Creek Today! 

If you are a bride or even a planner who is interested in hosting a wedding at Deer Creek Golf Club, contact us today. Our team would be more than happy to assist you.

What Is Golf Etiquette for Beginners?

What Is Golf Etiquette for Beginners?

While there are different golf courses, the behavior and rules on the courses don’t change. It is important when you start golfing that you know the proper etiquette so you can play accordingly. What is golf etiquette for beginners? The experts at Deer Creek can help answer that. 

There are three categories of golf etiquette to know:

  • Consideration for other players
  • Pace of play
  • Care of the course

 

When people head to the course for the first time or even their 100th time, they should know basic golf etiquette for beginners. 

 

Golf Etiquette for Beginners

Depending on the seriousness of the group you are playing with, you may or may not want to adopt some of the more formal etiquette practices. It is important to know the expectations of the group before the round starts. Whatever your group rules are, here is some basic etiquette you should follow:

 

  • The lowest score on the previous hole tees off first.
  • The player furthest from the hole goes first. This includes the green.
  • Mark your ball when on the green while others are putting.
  • Don’t walk in between a player’s or your own ball and the hole on the green.
  • Be quiet while others are hitting their shots.

 

These are the universal etiquette rules unless the group has decided against them or on different rules for the day. It can also depend on the skill level of the group. If the group has a higher skill level, then the more traditional rules will work best. If the skill level is lower or mixed, then the game may move differently. However, the ability to play golf shouldn’t dictate the pace of play. If you’re new to the game, you can set a limit for yourself. Start with a stroke limit of 8 for each hole. Once you get to 8, pick up the ball and place it on the green to finish your hole from there. There are also etiquette practices regarding the pace of play:

 

  • Write down the scores at the next tee box.
  • Park your golf cart on the side of the green towards the next hole.
  • When it’s your turn to play, make sure you are ready.
  • Limit the amount of time spent at the turn (between holes 9 and 10), or let the group behind you play.
  • Limit practice swings to 2. You should hit the driving range beforehand to get some practice in.
  • If you are a larger group of 3 or more, send the first person to putt at the next tee box as soon as they are done with a hole. 

 

It is easy to get wrapped up in your own game. Be mindful of the groups behind you to ensure they aren’t waiting for you and your group to finish every hole. If this happens 3 to 4 holes in a row, think about letting them play ahead of you, or you can play more quickly.

 

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Once you have these rules down, then you can check out our tee times and rates. If you have any questions about our course, then contact us today.