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How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo? How about with a Skinny-Rita? Stop by The Bistro or mix up a batch at home. Delicioso!
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We had a fantastic time last night at the Country Club Chef Showdown supporting our very own Executive Chef, Jerome Nicolas!
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2015-03-25
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New Facilities 2014
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The progress continues at the new Ibis Clubhouse!
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2015-01-08
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PGA PRO POINTER OF THE WEEK
Use the Tee Drill to Practice with a Purpose
By: Robin Boretti, PGA/LPGA Professional

Most of us take at least a little time to go to the Practice Range and work on our golf game. However, most of us also do so in a less than perfect manner. We tend to just hit balls without a thought as to what we are trying to work on or feel. If this is you, then you could be hurting your game more than helping your game. Make it your goal to start off this New Year with a "practice with a purpose" mind set. 

My Suggestion
Take several practice swings and pay attention to where your club actually touches the ground. Chances are that it is not anywhere near where the golf ball would have been if it was in front of you. If we are honest with ourselves, most of us would admit that we rarely pay attention to where our club touches the ground on any practice swing we take (on or off the course). How we practice is how we perform, so we are setting ourselves up for failure if we practice swinging without a “purpose.” When taking a practice swing, always take notice of where that club touches the ground. This is where we hope that ball would be placed in relation to your stance. 

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Place a tee in the ground and address the tee as if it were the golf ball. Practice clipping the tee without touching the ground before doing so. Touching the ground after the tee has been clipped is definitely acceptable. The more success you have with this drill, the more success you will have in golf! Good luck!
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Tennis Tip of the Week
By Bill Maas, USPTA Professional
Tennis Racquet Weight

When choosing a tennis racquet, I find that people usually pick one that is very lightweight, because it feels good when they can easily swing it around. They generally like the lightness of a tennis frame. The problem with a very lightweight racquet is physics. Mass produces power. In a tennis racquet, that simply means a heavier racquet will produce more power. Swing speed produces power. The faster you swing the racquet, the more power you generate. Lightweight racquets allow you to swing faster, but this power is coming at the expense of your body. YOU have to provide the power with a light racquet. The racquet will provide some power itself by having an oversized head and a stiff frame. Faster swings require better timing to contact the ball. There is not much room for error when swinging a light racquet, whereas heavier racquets are more stable. They twist less on missed hits and supply more power with medium-paced swings. Imagine trying to hit a tennis ball with a 27-inch ruler made of graphite. The ruler would be strong enough, but with so little weight, you would need a wrestler’s grip to hang on during impact.

The only drawback to a heavier racquet is time. The more times you use a heavy racquet, the more fatigued your arm gets. If you cannot play a three-set match with a racquet because your arm feels like it is going to fall off then your racquet is too heavy. On the other hand, if you can play all day with a light racquet without any arm fatigue, then you could use additional weight. I know we are not tennis touring professionals, but these players use heavy racquets. The racquets you see the pros using are customized for weight and balance. Most will have a significant amount of lead tape inside the hoop of the head. If you were to pick up and try to play with Pete Sampras’ racquet, you would be puffing in less than a minute. The pros are much stronger; their arms are trained to use heavier weights for long periods of time.

So, what’s the bottom line you ask? Well, I like to advise people to choose a racquet that feels good when hitting a tennis ball. I would not recommend picking up a racquet in a store, swinging it without ever hitting a ball, and then buying it. Try to ALWAYS play test a racquet before buying. It must have enough weight to supply you with the power you want and the stability you need.
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Check out the newest Ibis photo gallery! "Technology"

Each month, the Ibis Photography Club has a challenge featuring a different theme. All members of the Photography Club get the opportunity to enter up to two images and then they vote for the best images submitted. The 12 highest scoring photos are displayed in the Clubhouse for a month. 

Make sure to scroll down to see all 12 photos.
http://ibisphotographyclub.smugmug.com/Challenge-Results/Technology-56/i-jbLLv93 #photography 
Apollo 14 Command Module
Apollo 14 Command Module
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I need a putting coach! Good thing we've got some amazing teaching pros on staff :)
What’s the first thing you do after a four-putt? If you’re Phil Mickelson, you ring Dave Stockton and schedule an emergency session. Fresh off a final-round 76 at the Wells Fargo Championship in which he struck the ball sweetly but struggled on the…
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Some good tips, even if you're not a beginner it never hurts to get back to basics.
A few simple #golftips  for beginners looking to jumpstart their game.
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Keep your eyes on the leader board!
Four players have a shot at overtaking Tiger Woods for the No. 1 spot in the OWGR this week. Jason Sobel's full story here: http://bit.ly/RokL8u 

Who do you think will be No. 1 come Monday?
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