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Friday, December 9, 2011

Ballamor Golf Club/VB Golf Crew's 2012 Golf Trip

Welcome to Ballamor Golf Club

The gates are now open at the area's best maintained, most spectacular course – one that was formally limited to a small number of enthusiasts. Now open for all those who genuinely love the game and challenges that only Ballamor will be able to provide.

Carefully carved out of gently rolling land and dense woods, Ballamor was named one of New Jersey's Best Private Courses by NJ Golf Magazine. Designed by nationally renowned architects Ault, Clark & Associates the course uniquely blends traditional architecture with subtle modern-day nuances succinctly capturing the distinct beauty of the property. As such, each hole possesses its own individual character with a total package that presents a strong composition, testing every type of golf shot.

This once private course is now open to the public. We invite you to experience southern New Jersey's newest daily fee golf club.

Caddies for Hire!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blue Heron Pines/2012 VB Golf Crew Golf Trip

Blue Heron Pines - A Cut Above The Rest.

Blue Heron Pines opened in 1993 and has quickly been recognized as the best 18-hole course at the Jersey Shore. Designed by Stephen Kay, it takes full advantage of the natural beauty of the pinelands, with majestic tree lines framing breathtaking vistas. Our acclaimed restaurant overlooks the golf course and provides a lovely natural setting for all occasions: meetings, specialty dinners, birthdays, weddings or private parties. The covered patio is immediately adjacent to the dining room, and is frequently used for cocktail hours, ceremonies or other outside events.
"Best Golf Course "
Casino Connection Magazine 

"Four Stars"
Golf Digest’s Places to Play 

"In an era when golf’s future lies with quality public courses, Blue Heron Pines sets the highest standards, the course shows how far intelligence and imagination can go in making modern golf memorable"
Golf Week

Hole Approach:

The first hole, the shortest par 4 hole on the course, presents us with our best birdie opportunity of the day. A three wood or mid-iron will do for a tee shot, as we’ll only need to send the ball 180 to 200 yards out to the fairway. Beware of the fairway bunkers to the right. Aim at the tall lone pine tree on the left and play for the ball to fade into the middle of the fairway. Water guards the green to the right and behind, so be sure not to be long, as this will spell disaster. 
 When putting, be decisive and bold.

Hole Approach:

Bring your “A” game when you step onto the fourth tee. Pin placement will dictate initial yardage for club selection. Two bunkers protecting the front left and right of the green are not as intimidating as the lateral water hazard running the entire length of the hole on the right side. Once on the green, pay particular attention to the slopes on the green, as a misread can cost you a three putt. Remember, the most important thing on this hole is proper club selection. Par is a good score here and then run to the next tee.

Hole Approach:

The tenth hole is the most picturesque hole on the golf course. The tee shot must be played toward the right fairway bunker in order to set up the approach shot. As you get to the tee shot, you’ll notice a pond to the left and three pew-style bunkers guarding the front and left of the green. As on most of the holes on the course, club selection is everything. The severely contoured green will cause many a golfer to shake their heads in disgust as the slopes make a three putt into a four putt very quickly. Remember, when putting, all putts will break left, except at the front right of the green, which will break to the right. Good luck!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Harbor Pines Golf Club/2012 VB Golf Crew Golf Trip

Five sets of tees...
enable golfers to enjoy the course at their own level of challenge -- from 5099 yards to 6827 yards. 

Tee areas are unusually large...
offering the opportunity for varied tee positions that lengthen or shorten the hole and provide different playing angles. In addition, the large tees on all par 3's prevent excessive wear in any one area and provide the golfer consistent quality conditions.

12 ponds -- 17 acres of water...
strategically located to add a picturesque charm and a challenge for every golfer. Only two ponds require a carry shot -- most run laterally along the fairways to heighten the challenge and the beauty of the course without unfairly testing the average golfer. 

Each hole undisturbed...
Harbor Pines is a parkland-style course that winds around the perimeter of a 520-acre heavily-wooded site providing undisturbed enjoyment of each hole. Only the 1st, 9th and 18th holes provide parallel play as they intersect at the clubhouse.

Outstanding Course Conditions...
Harbor Pines features generous fairways and short rough reminiscent of Augusta National. The finest irrigation system and course management program that exists in golf today is at Harbor Pines. Wall-to-wall triple row sprinklers create conditions that rank with the most prestigious courses in the world. 

Large undulating greens...
offer opportunities for varied pin placements that add interest and new challenge to every round. The average green size is in excess of 6500 square feet. 

Distinctive Memorable Bunkers...
from the massive 170' - long half-acre bunker that guards the par-4 17th hole to "Sand Creek," the long ribbon-like bunker you cross by bridge as you approach the par-5 7th. 

The course is extremely well-marked for yardage...
to speed play. With your cooperation, rounds should take no more than 4:15. Color-coded stakes along each fairway and fairway disks are placed at 200, 150 and 100 yards from each green. In addition, over 800 sprinkler heads are yardage-marked to assist you in your shot selection.

You can visually read each hole...
The course is designed to enable the golfer to visually read each hole -- to clearly see the next shot in order to assess the consequences of risk and rewards for the well-played shot. Landing areas are clearly visible from the tees and most greens are angled to face the golfer -- minimizing blind shots and enabling the golfer to analyze and plan each shot.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2012 VB Golf Crew Golf Trip Dates Set

 The official dates for the 2012 Battle for the King Of Myrtle Beach Cup will be May 17th (Thursday) through May 20th (Sunday) this next Spring.

Also new will be 2 new judging categories, Karaoke and Corn Hole, each of which will have a tournament board posted in the trip leaders room for all to see, along with the other categories so everyone can gauge their place in the competition.

Good Luck and See You There!