Golf Courses I've Played

Over Christmas, my Dad and I got to wondering what golf courses we've played.

Here are the ones I can think of that I've played. I'm probably forgetting some, so it's possible I'm over 200 courses now.

Australia

1. Canberra International Golf Centre – Pitch & Putt
2. Capital Public Golf Course
3. Federal Golf Club

Bulgaria

4. BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
5. Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
6. Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort

Czech Republic

7. Nova Amerika Golf & Country Club

Dubai

8. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
9. Emirates Golf Club – Faldo
10. Emirates Golf Club – Majilis
11. Jumeirah Golf Estates – Earth Course

England

12. Sandy Lodge Golf Club
13. Woburn Golf Club – one of the courses

France

14. Golf Maison Blanche

Germany

15. GC Hofgut Scheibenhardt

Italy

16. Golf Brianza Country Club
17. Golf Club Le Rovedine
18. Golf Club Villa D’este
19. Le Robinie Golf & Resort

Kenya

20. Karen Country Club

Morocco

21. Golf Amelkis
22. Palm Golf Club Marrakech
23. Samanah Golf Club

Poland

24. Rosa Private Golf Club

Scotland

25. Dundonald Links
26. Old Course at St. Andrews

Switzerland

27. Dolder Golf Club Zurich
28. Golf & Country Club Bonmont
29. Golf & Country Club Hittnau-Zurich
30. Golf & Country Club Zurich
31. Golf Club Alveneu Bad
32. Golf Club Bad Ragaz
33. Golf Club Cran-Sur-Sierre – The Jack Nicklaus Course
34. Golf Club Cran-Sur-Sierre – The Severiano Ballesteros Course
35. Golf Club Kussnacht Am RIgi
36. Golf Club Lugano
37. Golfclub Breitenloo
38. Golf De Bonmont
39. GolfMountain Engstligenalp Abelboden
40. Golf Fricktal
41. Golf Kyburg
42. Golf Park Otelfingen – 18 hole
43. Golf Park Otelfingen – 6 hole
44. Golf Park Otelfingen – Par 3
45. Golf Sempachersee – Woodside
46. Golfpark Thalwil – Par 3
47. Golfclub Breitenloo
48. Golfclubs Gams-Werdenberg
49. Golfclub Unterengstringen
50. Winterberg Golf Club

Turkey

51. Lykia Links
52. The Montgomerie Max Royal Golf Club
53. Sueno Golf Club – Dunes
54. Sueno Golf Club - Pines

United States

55. Alaska – Settlers Bay Golf Course
56. Arizona – Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
57. Arizona – Anthem Golf & Country Club
58. Arizona - Cave Creek Golf Course
59. Arizona – San Pedro Golf Course
60. Arizona – TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course
61. California – Bayonet
62. California – Cascades Golf Club (closed)
63. California – Del Monte Golf Course
64. California – El Dorado Park Golf Course
65. California – Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
66. California – Lakes at El Segundo
67. California – Los Robles Greens
68. California – Los Verdes Golf Course
69. California – Lost Canyons – Sky Course
70. California – Lost Canyons – Shadow Course
71. California – Pacific Grove Golf Links
72. California – Pebble Beach Golf Links
73. California – Peter Hay Golf Course
74. California – Poppy Hills Golf Course
75. California – Preserve Golf Club
76. California – Rancho Canada Golf Club – East
77. California – Rancho Canada Golf Club – West
78. California – Rancho Park Golf Course
79. California – Rancho Solano Golf Course
80. California – Recreation Park 9 Golf Course
81. California – Recreation Park 18 Golf Course
82. California – Rustic Canyon Golf Course
83. California – Simi Hills Golf Course
84. California – Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course
85. California – Spyglass Hills Golf Course
86. California – The Links at Spanish Bay
87. California – The Links at Victoria Golf Course
88. California – The Palms Golf Club
89. California – Tierra Rejada Golf Club
90. California – Torrey Pines Golf Course – North Course
91. California – Wood Ranch Golf Course
92. Colorado – Copper Creek Golf Course
93. Colorado – Dalton Ranch Golf Club
94. Colorado – Hillcrest Golf Club
95. Connecticut – Fairview Country Club
96. District of Columbia – Langston Golf Course & Driving Range
97. Illinois – Annbriar Golf Course
98. Illinois – The Glen Club
99. Indiana – Salt Creek Gofl Retreat & Overlook Conference Center
100. Iowa – Westwood Golf Club
101. Kansas - Falcon Ridge Golf Club
102. Kansas - Falcon Valley Golf Course
103. Kansas - Ironhorse Golf Club
104. Kansas - Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate
105. Kansas - Smiley’s Golf Course
106. Kansas - Tomahawk Hills Golf Course
107. Maryland – Golf Club at South River
108. Maryland – Northwest Golf Course
109. Maryland – The GC At South River
110. Maryland – University of Maryland Golf Course
111. Michigan – Cherry Creek Golf Course
112. Michigan – Devil’s Ridge Golf Club
113. Michigan – Indianwood Golf & Country Club – Old Course
114. Michigan – Indianwood Golf & Country Club – New Course
115. Michigan – Mulberry Hills Golf Club
116. Michigan – Oxford Hills
117. Michigan – Sheperd’s Hollow Golf Club
118. Michigan – TPC Michigan
119. Mississippi – Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
120. Missouri – Crystal Highlands Golf Course
121. Missouri – Forest Park Golf Course
122. Missouri – Joachim Golf Club
123. Missouri – Midway Golf Complex
124. Missouri – Missouri Bluffs Golf Club
125. Missouri – Pevely Farms Golf Club
126. Missouri – Pomme Creek Golf Course & Range
127. Missouri – Raintree Country Club
128. Missouri – Ste Genevieve Golf Club
129. Missouri – The Highlands Golf & Tennis
130. Missouri – Tower Tee Golf
131. Missouri – Union Hills Golf Course
132. Nevada – Boulder Creek Golf Course
133. Nevada – Boulder City Golf Course
134. Nevada – Desert Rose (Now Club at Sunrise)
135. Nevada – Falcon Ridge Golf Course
136. New Jersey – Atlantic City Country Club
137. New Jersey - Ballyowen Golf Club
138. New York – Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Black
139. New York – Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Blue
140. New York – Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Red
141. New York – Country Club of Purchase
142. New York - Eisenhower Park Red Course
143. New York – Elmwood Country Club
144. New York – Forest Park Golf Course
145. New York – Harbor Links Golf Course
146. New York – Marine Park Golf Course
147. New York – Mosholu Golf Course
148. New York – Sands Point Golf Club
149. New York – Trump Golf Links Ferry Point
150. Oregon – Bandon Dunes
151. Oregon – Old Macdonald
152. Texas – Golf Club of Houston
153. Texas – TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas
154. Virginia – Augustine Golf Club
155. Virginia – Ballyhack Golf Club
156. Virginia – Farmington Country Club
157. Virginia – Foundry Golf Club
158. Virginia – The Federal Club
159. Virginia – Independence Golf Club
160. Virginia - Kanawha
161. Virginia – Spring Creek Golf Club

Other Possible Courses / Can’t Think Of Or Uncertain Of Names

162. Arrowhead
163. California – Los Serranos
164. California – Napa Golf Club
165. Camelback GC
166. Colorado – Highest Elevation Course
167. England – British Open Qualifier Near Manchester/Liverpool
168. Florida – Hooters Tour Event Near Orlando
169. Germany – Bad Bellingen
170. Hawaii – Course Played on Honeymoon
171. Indiana – Lake James GC
172. Indiana – The Fort
173. Kansas – Overland Park GC
174. Las Colinas
175. Michigan – Wedding Course
176. Missouri – Tanglewood in DeSoto
177. Missouri – House Springs
178. Nevada – D’Andrea
179. Nevada – Eagle Valley
180. Nevada – Lakeridge
181. Scotland – Course #1 Played With Dad
182. Scotland – Course #2 Played With Dad
183. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #1
184. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #2
185. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #3
186. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #4
187. Orange Tree AZ
188. Quail Creek
189. Riverside

Which ones have you played?

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42nd Birthday

Jaacob Bowden 42nd Birthday

Thanks for all the b-day wishes!

Today I’m 1 on Saturn, 22 on Mars, 42 on Earth, and 174 on Mercury.

After a bit of work, the day ended with tarot card readings at home with a couple friends followed by wine, spaghetti dinner, and purple cake.

Of course, Mr Moses put on his fish bow tie and assumed his spot at the head of the table!

Moses the Cat Assumes His Spot at the Head of the Table Wearing His Fish Bow Tie

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GolfWRX Article Re-printed in The Professional

Jaacob's GolfWRX article Jumping for Distance The Two Foot Jump was reprinted in the MAPGA e-magazine The Professional

In cased you missed Part 1 of my GolfWRX.com article on "Jumping for Distance", you can also check out the re-print of it in Volume 2 Issue IV of the Middle Atlantic Section, PGA of America e-magazine, "The Professional".

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Jumping for Distance - Part 2

Mike Austin demonstrates how a one foot jump without leaving the ground can push up the lead shoulder for parametric acceleratio

In Part 1, I wrote about how I think this concept of jumping up with both feet for more power may have come about in part due to misinterpretation of still photography and force plate data, self-propagation, and a possible case of correlation vs causation. I also covered reasoning why these players are often airborne, and that can be from flawed setups that include overly wide stances and/or lead foot positions that are too closed at setup or a re-planted lead foot that ends up too closed during the downswing.

In Part 2, let’s look at what I feel is a better alternative, the one foot jump. To me, it’s safer, it doesn’t complicate ball striking as much, and it can still generate huge amounts of vertical ground force.

Read more at GolfWRX

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Golf Fitness Q&A Feature in PGA Magazine

Jaacob Bowden helps a fellow professional perform a downswing band isometric golf fitness exercise

Thanks PGA Magazine for the opportunity to do this Q&A about incorporating golf fitness in to one's golf instructional business in the December 2017 issue. 

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Jumping for Distance - Part 1 - The Two Foot Jump

Justin Thomas jumps in to the air off two feet

If you follow the sport of long drive (whether as a former competitor like me or as a non-competitor) and are interested in distance, you may have come across this modern idea of squatting down during your swing and jumping up with both legs to get more power as you come through impact, even to the point of coming off the ground. In this two-part article, I’d like to share my current thoughts about this.

In Part 1, I’ll go over how I think this two-foot jump concept came about and why I don’t think it’s necessarily a good idea to implement in your swing. Part 2 will discuss the 1-foot “jump” alternative and why I believe it is better.

With the two-foot jump, I think this came about from a few things.

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