Tournament / Outing Information

The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove has an experienced PGA Professional Staff that can help you plan your next tournament or group outing.  No matter your group’s size we will handle any and all details to make sure each participant feels special.

As the tournament director, you have enough things to be concerned with.  It is our pledge to you to take as many of those worries away.

For more information on hosting your next tournament or outing at the Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove, complete the outing request form and a member of our staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Book your tournament by December 31st for the 2011 year and we will give you an outstanding price of $39.00 which includes: Golf, Range Balls, Lunch Afterwards, $200 in Gift Certificates, professional scoring, scorecards and cart signs. Don’t MISS OUT on this amazing opportunity to make more money for your charity organization!

Golf Instruction

Golf Lessons offered from our PGA Certified Staff:
Scott Turner and Andy Brown. 

Lesson PackagesPrice
45 Minute Lesson$45
Package of 3$115
Package of 5$175
Package of 10$350

Ask about our Short Game Special for $150! Three hours of instruction.
Three hours of working on all aspects of the short game. Learn to use different clubs, different shots, and the layout of the greens to become a short game wizard. 

Call to set-up your lessons today! 912-466-0080.

Course Overview

The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove is a collaborative effort between designer Fred Couples and Love Golf Design, which sits on the Eastern Coast of Georgia and represents one of the top new semi-private golf facilities in the state.  The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove is the first project for Love Golf Design that does not bear the name Davis Love III as the signature designer, but it is a partnership that blends the classic design elements from traditional golf course architecture with the techniques of modern day design.

The result at Sanctuary Cove is a par-71, 7,003-yard layout that is different from the typical residential golf experience and one that is truly unique to the area.  By working with the natural features of the land, Couples has created a course that is challenging without being penal, and one that golfers will not tire of playing.  The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove will provide a true and fair test of golf that will appeal to players of all ability levels.

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What Golf Wedges to Carry

For the golfer, they are what the scalpel is for the surgeon. Wedges are the precision tool on the golf course and are mostly only used when it needs to be precise. Most shots from a short distance and around the green are carried out with the wedges. There are some differences and not every golfer has the same wedges in his bag. 

What is the Importance of Using Wedges?

A good golf wedges are probably the most versatile clubs on the golf course. Although they are mostly only used around the green or from a short distance, wedges can also be hit from tea. Players with better handicaps use the clubs even on short par three holes. Due to the high loft (46 ° -64 °), you can very well play the flag.

The ball flies up, lands softly, and has a short taxiway. For this reason, the wedges are the first choice when it comes to precise approximations and does not have to travel too many meters. Due to their versatility, there are also different combinations in the golf bag.

How Is It Different From Normal Clubs?

Compared to other golf clubs, the wedges differ only by a few degrees of loft. These few degrees make a significant difference in the flight and rolling behavior of the ball. Since the wedges are to be played with particular precision, it is important to have a wedge for every situation. For this reason, professionals usually have four wedges in their golf bags. In this way, they can make optimum use of their diversity and are equipped for almost all situations.

Main features of Wedges

Bounce 

The area of the club that touches the floor and prevents it from getting stuck on the floor is known as the bounce of a wedge of the club. In talking about bounce, the main focus is on the bounce angle. This is the angle from the leading edge to the stage where the sole touches the floor. Contrary to popular opinion, wedges don’t lay flat on the floor.  

  • Low Bounce Wedges (0º to 8º) are ideal for hitting hard terrain or paths.
  • Standard Bounce Wedges (9th to 14th) is best for all levels of players and for most types of strokes, including the bunker.
  • High bounce wedges (from 15º to 18º) are used to play on very soft turf or bunkers with sea sand.

 Note: When playing with an open club and we want the first contact on the floor not to be with the club blade but with the underside of the club, it is also said that we hit the club with the bounce of the club.

The Loft

The loft is a measure, in degrees, of the angle; the clubface is in relation to the vertical face of the player’s flexible axis.

It is also by the value of this loft that one can know, in which of the four types of wedges, a club fits.

Types of Wedges

  • Pitching Wedge: This is the type of club where it is possible to reach a greater distance. It has 44 to 48 degrees of loft and is used for strokes of approximately 100 meters. It has a minimum bounce between 2 and 5 degrees and, in most cases, is hit from the grass.
  • Gap Wedge: It has 50 to 52 degrees of loft and is used for shots that cover the approximate distance of 85 meters. It has a bounce of 5 to 12 degrees, and this is a club that should not be chosen at random.

Choose a loft that fills the interval between the Pitching Wedge and Sand Wedge. For example, if you have a 48-degree Pitching Wedge and a 56 degree Sand Wedge, you should purchase a 52 degree, Gap Wedge.

  • Sand Wedge: This club has lofts between 54 and 56 degrees and is used for moves close to 70 meters. This type of club is the one with the most uncharacteristic head of all, having a very high bounce (10 to 16 degrees). The Sand Wedge has a wider sole (distance between the main tip and heel).
  • Lob Wedge: This is the type of club where a golfer can reach a shorter distance. These are also known as “Finesse Wedges,” as they need to gain height quickly and land smoothly. They have 58 to 60 degrees and are used for plays that cover the approximate distance of 55 meters.

The bounce is minimal and varies between 0 and 10 degrees, as in these cases; there is always little space under the golf ball. It is a club with a narrower sole and a thinner main point. This is one of the golf clubs most appreciated by all golfers, as it guarantees a complete swing, making the ball fly higher and shorter.

Note: The increment of degrees between the different wedges should be similar, but always make sure that the Sand wedge bounce is high.

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What is a golf handicap? How to Calculate

You might have read of golfing handicap and wondered how such golf handicaps functions. If such is the scenario, this comprehensive guide will cover you.

One key element of golf play is to know how golf handicaps function. Through proper understanding of how the golf handicap works, you will have complete insight into your golf status, how to evaluate it, or even where you rank in comparison with several other golfers.

We will explain how the golf handicap functions, how to measure a handicap either manually or with a calculator, as well as provide several useful tips for increasing your scores.

HOW THE GOLF HANDICAP FUNCTIONS

An essential step here is to understand all about the golf handicap and why the knowledge is crucial to your improvement. We’ll address the topic in this first segment “So how does this golf handicap work? We will discuss the merits and offer golfers around the globe some facts and information about the program.

Analysis:  Understanding golf handicap

It would be essential to begin by giving you an illustration of exactly what the golf handicap is all about and why it occurs.

Generally, the United States Golf Association implemented the golf handicap system; this system calculates golf scores against several parameters. The estimate provides a numerical calculation of the capability of a golfer.

A possible explanation of the golf handicap system is proven to work among golfers is that it can correctly calculate the absolute number of strokes allocated to all ranges of golf players.

With an estimate of 24 million golfers in the whole of the US (NGF), this implies that there are significant numbers of golf handicapped people.

When planning to start, many amateur golfers can struggle to comprehend a hole’s difficulty, what the basis is, and what the anticipated score is for the hole. Nevertheless, you can accurately understand your foreseen score for that specific hole and then overall for the round by having a precise golf handicap.

Therefore, it can be a useful guide for golfers of all capacities to know what your level of play and ability is, compared to the other golfers.

WHAT IS THE GOLF HANDICAP MAXIMUM?

A beginner golfer will typically play at the start of the maximum handicap. Presently, for a male golfer, the max golf handicap is 36.4, according to the USGA handicap system. According to the USGA system, the present maximum golf handicap for a female golfer is now 40.4.

Nevertheless, a new golf handicap system, called the world handicap system, will be introduced this year 2020. There are presently numerous different handicap entities like the R&A and USGA. This year’s new format will imply that both male and female golfers will experience an improved maximum.

Currently, the maximum golf handicap for men and women is 54.0 once the new golf handicap program becomes operational.

IMPLEMENTING A GOLF HANDICAP

It’s easy to get your handicap and quick to start. Generally, the way to implement a handicap is to join a licensed golf course, and then you have to keep a record of your golf scores, by utilizing their program or perhaps an app like hole19. It seems to be valid for a variety of golf courses and not only for country clubs and private courses.

An ideal way to commence would be to ask a staff member at the course whether they are providing golf handicap services.

HOW DO I CALCULATE MY GOLF HANDICAP?

Golfers have a basic knowledge of how to calculate golf handicap for themselves, which is an important skill. Below we’ll go through the full calculation of golf handicaps.

Step 1 method of calculating is as follows:

(Score–Course Ranking) x 113 (this is the average slope ranking of a golf course)/Slope Ranking= x Using the figures underneath in the instance of a golf handicap calculator, which would be: (100–72.9) x 113/128 = 23.92. This outcome is the “handicap difference.” While evaluating a handicap, a minimum of five differentials and a maximum of twenty must be inclusive.

When you utilize five differentials to evaluate your golf handicap, then you should use the least one for the final evaluation.

The final evaluation will be to multiply your differential by 0.96; this will make the handicap coefficient to be 22.9 from the example above, 23.92x 0.96 will give you 22.9.

However, if you choose, you can make use of a custom-made golf handicap calculator to calculate your handicap by utilizing your scores, course levels, and slope levels (they will be available on the relevant website of your golf course).

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR HANDICAP

Once you have a solid understanding of how handicaps work in golf, we would like to give you a few tips that will enable your game to blossom the next moment you venture into the course. It may take some time to minimize your ranking, but that shouldn’t mean there are no other quick wins you can add to your game.

Rule 1:  Start practicing Putting to Minimize Three Putts

Now you know how the golf handicap functions; let us take a look at specific strategies that can help you can get the best possible score.

Once it comes to practice time, several amateur golfers completely ignore their putting. What they fail to realize is you’ll undoubtedly remove a round off your score with a decent putt anyplace from around five shots.

Three putts are among the worst; they are not liked by golfer’s, so try out most of the exercises underneath to up your game:

Rule 2:  Practice Efficiency

How often have you been at the driving range, where you see people trying to hit a very far distance, as best as they could with the best golf driver? If golf holes can be 400-500 yards, distance has some relevance; however, inconsistency in a round is a huge contributing factor of bogeys. Do you like to hit it for 200 meters and on the fairway, or for over 250 meters and amongst the trees, or over bounds?

Rule 3:  Play with handicappers that are less than yourself

It can be depreciating and less motivating to play with people with lesser handicaps frequently. What it does, however, is provide a great chance to learn. Watch how they swing, have a chat with them, observe their routine. Everything brings you together for a better round of golf.

Rule 4:  Purchase Quality Equipment

It’s accurate that quality equipment doesn’t come cheap, so it makes beginning golfers be at the expense of a good score due to old equipment. If you want to improve your game and move from a starting point, then a decent set of good golf iron in your golf pack should eventually be in place.

Rule 5:  Remain focused

Golf can be a long term game, with an average of about 4 hours anywhere. It is a significant fault of missed shots all through the golf course, and it takes a very long time to retain concentration and accuracy.

Rule 6:  Take note of your progress

You must monitor your game progress. These days, a variety of golf applications are available at your disposal.

One of the most popular is hole19 because it uses a GPS rangefinder to assist you during your rounds. Nevertheless, as far as your golf handicap is concerned, we like to record your results easily, to produce statistics relevant for tracking such as regulatory greens, putting averages, driving efficiency, and so on.

Staff

Our staff stands ready to welcome and assist you.

Andy Brown

PGA Professional/Director of Golf Operations

Brooks Hulsey

PGA Assistant Professional

The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove
2050 Sanctuary Wynd
Waverly, GA 31565

Phone: 912.466.0080
Fax: 912.466.0392

Tournament / Outing Information

The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove has an experienced PGA Professional Staff that can help you plan your next tournament or group outing.  No matter your group’s size we will handle any and all details to make sure each participant feels special.

As the tournament director, you have enough things to be concerned with.  It is our pledge to you to take as many of those worries away.

For more information on hosting your next tournament or outing at the Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove, complete the outing request form and a member of our staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Book your tournament by December 31st for the 2011 year and we will give you an outstanding price of $39.00 which includes: Golf, Range Balls, Lunch Afterwards, $200 in Gift Certificates, professional scoring, scorecards and cart signs. Don’t MISS OUT on this amazing opportunity to make more money for your charity organization!

Course Overview

The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove is a collaborative effort between designer Fred Couples and Love Golf Design, which sits on the Eastern Coast of Georgia and represents one of the top new semi-private golf facilities in the state.  The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove is the first project for Love Golf Design that does not bear the name Davis Love III as the signature designer, but it is a partnership that blends the classic design elements from traditional golf course architecture with the techniques of modern day design.

The result at Sanctuary Cove is a par-71, 7,003-yard layout that is different from the typical residential golf experience and one that is truly unique to the area.  By working with the natural features of the land, Couples has created a course that is challenging without being penal, and one that golfers will not tire of playing.  The Golf Club at Sanctuary Cove will provide a true and fair test of golf that will appeal to players of all ability levels.