What Is a Good Gift for a Golfer?

What Is a Good Gift for a Golfer?

The holiday season is fast approaching, and it’s just about time to start shopping for your favorite golfer. With Black Friday and other holiday deals in the market, you can get them exactly what they want or need for a good price. Our Deer Creek Golf Pro Shop is home to a variety of equipment and attire for any golfer. We stock brands like FootJoy, Titleist, Nike, Adidas, TaylorMade, and more!

But what is a good gift for a golfer? Our South Florida golf club experts can help you figure out the perfect gifts for golfers! 


Perfect Gifts for Golfers

If you are shopping for an avid golfer, you might have some trouble deciding what to buy. There are so many things that could be on their wish list – a GPS watch, new shoes, new clubs, a laser rangefinder – their list might seem to go on forever. Instead of shopping blind, the best way to approach buying for them is to start with equipment or clothes that could improve their game and look. Below is a look at some of the perfect gifts for golfers. 


Garmin Approach S60 Golf GPS Watch

There are many GPS devices available to use when you come to play our course. However, the Garmin is one of the easiest to use on the links, load up the course, and display the golfer’s distance from a number of positions on the course. This device will allow them to avoid hazards! It includes many other precision tricks, too. 


Nikon Coolshot Pro II Stabilized Rangefinder 

Some golf carts are GPS loaded for the course they are on. If that is not the case or it doesn’t seem accurate, then a great golfer gift is a rangefinder. This will help golfers take matters into their own hands and be able to see the slopes. Reading the slopes provides a more accurate reading. This specific model also self-stabilizes to offer more precision. 


SKLZ Golf Swing Trainer Warm-Up Stick

Whether they are a pro or just getting started, this gift can help any golfer improve their golf swing. From their swing game to their tempo and even to their strength, this is a gift that can help it all. Giving the gift of practice on top of booking them a round of golf with us will make any golfer happy this holiday season. 


Name-Brand Golf Gear

At our Pro Shop, we offer many different golf brands. If your favorite golfer is in need of new golf attire, we are the place to go! There are various shirts, shorts, and other clothing that are specifically designed with golf movements and environments in mind. Proper golf attire is important in the golf world and helps each golfer’s game. 


Contact Deer Creek Today! 

Once you get your golfer all set up for their next round of golf, check out our tee times and rates! You can also contact us today to learn more information about our course and Pro Shop.

How to Improve Your Short Game

How to Improve Your Short Game

A nice, relaxing game of golf may be just what you need as an escape from daily life. However, you may be stumped on executing the perfect shots. It all starts with your short game. Short game is all about control. Once you nail it, expect your performance to improve and your confidence to increase. We’re sharing a few golf short game basics to improve your short game at our Deer Creek golf course.


Soften Your Grip for Chip Shots

First things first: loosen up your grip. Most rookie golfers make the mistake of keeping a tight grip, not knowing their grip can make or break their round – especially their short game. As you’re chipping, remember to keep your hands soft and maintain a medium grip. A loosened grip will also ease the tension in the wrists and arms. Once you softened your grip, you can then focus on a basic chipping stance by holding your chin high and your back straight.


Rotate Your Body

Sure, chipping and pitching is all about short shots, but if you want a firm hit on the golf ball, it’s important to rotate your body forward as you swing.

First, swing the clubhead back and then, point the right knee towards your left knee to help maximize your downswing. This method will clear your right side and help you get better rotation through the swing to further improve your short game.


Swing in Tempo

Another rookie mistake that tends to happen on the average South Florida golf course is swinging at the ball with too much speed. Indeed, speed and force are needed to power off the tee, yet, for your short game, it’s another story.

Just relax and pace yourself. Soften your grip, take a deep breath and count off in a “one and” tempo for the backswing, proceeded by “two” on the downswing.


Concentrate on Your Left Arm

When it comes to improving your short game, this strategy is probably the most important. Your whole left side, from the wrist, hand, and arm, must lead the way as you aim for the ball and hit it with the center of the club. This is where your control comes from, so don’t neglect it!

Once you improve your short game, you’ll increase your chances of making a shot when you chip or pitch at our South Florida golf course. Want to learn more tips on how improve your overall golf game? Feel free to reach out to our friendly staff at our Deer Creek golf course.


Golf Bag Essentials

Golf Bag Essentials

Golf is a complex sport that can only be mastered with years of patience and experience. Over time, each golfer customizes the game to their liking, as well as what to keep in their golf bag.

However, no matter your strategy is to taking on 18 holes, there are certain golf bag essentials that every player should have. If you are not certain if the contents of your bag are up to par, then continue reading what Deer Creek Golf Club’s golfing specialists have to say!

First, you must abide by the rules of golf. The rules of golf permit up to 14 clubs per one round. Meaning, you will have to sacrifice one club or another for the sake of your game. With the never ending options of woods, irons, wedges, and hybrid clubs, this task may be difficult. Yet, it will become easier as you figure out what works best for you.

As a rule of thumb, Deer Creek Golf Club suggests that the following clubs to be in your bag.


For wood clubs: be sure to have a Driver, a 3 Wood, and a rescue club. Deer Creek recommends a hybrid club that will provide greater versatility. Typically, you want to avoid carrying two clubs that hit nearly the same distance.


Deer Creek golfers typically carry a 4 iron to a pitching wedge, which is a total of 7. This will give you an extra club at the shorter hitting end, rather than the long hitting end.


As mentioned above, you would include the pitching wedge. Then, for your 11, 12, and 13th club, it is recommended to carry a gap wedge, a sand wedge, and a lob wedge. With evenly spaced lofts, these clubs will provide very accurate distance control.


Lastly, you must have the putter. It is without saying that the putter is in every golfers’ golf bag, being that it is the most used club in the bag.

After reviewing the 14 clubs that should be in your bag, these rules are not set in stone. Obviously, each golfer develops their own preference in clubs and may prefer having more of one than another. The only general advice from fellow Deer Creek golfers, is that it is better to load up your bag towards the shorter clubs. By doing so, you will have the ability for greater accuracy over your distance as you get closer to the pin.

Among the necessary clubs, there are miscellaneous items that many golfers tend to carry. Some extra items include proper apparel accessories; a hat to block the sun and the right golfing shoes that let you cruise comfortably for hours of golf. You will also find a Sharpie marker, clean towel, a ball marker, water, and snacks handy. Of course, don’t forget the golf balls! To limit the weight of your golf bag, be sure to bring only the number of balls you will need. You do not want to run out of golf balls, but you also do not want to lug around unnecessary weight either.