Wednesday September 19, 2018.  The golf course is open and carts are available.  The driving range is open on mats today.   Pro Shop hours are 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Hot Stove at Cranberry Valley is now open on Thursday evenings until 8:00 pm offering specials including Pot Roast.  On Fridays, the Hot Stove is open until 6:00p.m.

 

 
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Callaway, Titleist or Taylormade?

When you look at any major industry in America, there is the big names that everyone knows and loves. In golf, you have the big three: Titlest, Taylormade and Callaway. Much like any other industry, there are other guys under them always vying for the top spot, but can’t quite get there. When it comes to golf, who really is the best? You have to look at each brands best and worst characteristics to break down who really is the best. First let’s look at Titleist. They boast the #1 ball in golf that most players on the PGA Tour…

This May be the Best Team USA Ever

After a Ryder Cup victory last season and this most recent President’s Cup, it is starting to be talked about. This USA team is GOOD. This may be one of the best teams in USA history. The thing about this team is they are deep, not just top heavy. With teams in the past, they have had the talent at the top to get them close to beating teams, but never the depth. If you look at the 12 men they put out at Liberty National, it is hard to think they will lose anytime soon. You have the two…

Golf Pong Boards are a Golfers Dream Come True

Golf Pong, anyone? Beer pong, corn hole, washers and horseshoes have long been staples of backyard and cookout games, but sometimes, you just need a golf club in your hand. Chipping at a cookout can make you look pretty crazy. Although you may improve your short game, the divots in the lawn and you playing alone may piss some people off. Now you can improve that short game, get a buzz on and have fun all at once. Recently a startup company on KickStarter.com launched a new cookout game fit for all golf fanatics. They launched Beer Pong Boards for…

Pat Perez Huge Season

41-Year-Old Perez Breaks Into PGA Tour This PGA Tour season has seen some crazy ups and downs. Players winning a lot, players getting injured and even guys not playing much. But one of the bigger storylines that has kind of gone unnoticed is the sneaky rise of Pat Perez this season. The 41-year-old golfer has had a real out of no where season. He has only missed three cuts all season. That is almost unheard of on tour. To go along with that he has turned out great performances including a win at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, T4 at…

Surprise, Alignment Sticks Are Actually Useful

Alignment sticks are often an after thought in people’s bag. Some people like them because only good golfers use them, so it makes them look better. But that ridiculous pole sticking out of your bag, can be put to very good use. Here are a few things to use it for, instead of it collecting dust in your bag. Aim: When you are at the driving range, these come into use for a lot of different drills. One of my favorite uses for an alignment stick is to practice my aim. When I get to the range I will lock…

Put that Putting Matt To Use

A putting matt isn’t something that should collect dust. Yeah, I’m talking about that thing that you have put out at the past couple yard sales but no one will buy it. That thing is actually good for your game, try using it. Putting mats may seem a little fake because it isn’t grass obviously. Secondly, it has no breaks for the most part so it is just a straight putt every time, but it can help, trust me. Last winter, I was at college and there isn’t much to do. Play video games, procrastinate homework or binge watch Netflix.…

Should You Tip Cart Guys?

We have all been in that situation at a private course, or even a public course. The annoying kid who cleans your clubs and takes the cart away small talks his way to maybe a few dollar tip. For the record, I can call those guys annoying because I’m one of them. I flip carts and wash clubs for some extra cash on the weekends. But here is the great debate. Should you tip them? Here are rationales for both sides, and then my obvious thoughts on it. Don’t Tip: Well, it is their job. They get an hourly wage…

Take The 3 Club Challenge

Choose Your Clubs Wisely Next time you can play a round for fun, I have a club challenge for you. Recently, I was getting a lesson with a local pro. He asked me a bunch of different questions about my game. Near the end of my lesson he gave me a challenge. He told me, next time I was going out to play I should down size my bag. He told me to bring the following clubs for 9 holes of golf. 7 iron One wedge Putter This may sound crazy but, this is the logic behind only bringing three…

Rory McIlroy Fires Long-Time Caddie J.P. Fitzgerald

Rory Fired Caddie JP Fitzgerald After 9 Years Together Earlier last week one of the PGA Tour’s brightest stars Rory McIlroy made a huge change to his bag, and it didn’t involve clubs. He fired long time caddie J.P. Fitzgerald. This was shocking news after McIlroy finished T4 at The Open and seemed to be heating up at the right time like last year, when he made a late season run and won the Fed Ex Cup. The two were very good friends, and to preserve the friendship, he had to go. “Sometimes to preserve a personal relationship you might…

Four of the Biggest One Hit Wonders in Golf History

One-Hit-Wonders Golf Edition In many sports you have one hit wonders. Maybe a baseball pitcher that pitched lights out for one year, then fell off. A quarterback who made the pro bowl then found himself in the CFL. Golf has those, too. Most recently we saw Danny Willett win the Masters as he edged out Jordan Spieth. However, since then, he hasn’t done much and has been on the “down-low.” But that isn’t a first. Here are some of golfs biggest one hit wonders. Mark Brooks Brooks has Valhalla to thank for his little PGA Tour success. His one season…