Winter Golf League Update

Thank you to the teams that completed rounds 1 & 2 before the 1/27 deadline.  It has been awesome to observe the different strategies and team work that our participants have displayed thus far.  For those of you that have not completed your required rounds, our staff understands that this is a very busy time of the year for everyone and life can get in the way, but please remember your commitments to this league.  

Now, on to the fun part….

Congratulations to the team of Alex Leifer and Evan Milstein who hold a Round 2 lead of -28!  Close on their heels at only two shots back (at -26) is the team of Andrew Hackett and Josh Filz.  There are two teams holding strong at -22 and three other teams at -20.  Do not let some of these early low scores scare any of you, as there is a lot of golf left to play!

The Leader Board (below) is only comprised of teams that have completed Rounds 1 and 2. Please give us a call if you have completed both your rounds and do not see your name on the Leader Board. We do our best to record all scores but at times the facility gets extremely busy and we may have missed your submission. 

Thanks again for your participation in the Winter League! 

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The 2/10 deadline for rounds 3 and 4 is fast approaching, so please remember to book your simulator rentals in advance. 

Good luck!

Pat

The TrackMan Combine

The TrackMan Combine is a 60 shot standardized test that allows you to find your strengths and weaknesses in your game. The yardages that are covered are 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180 yards and driver. You will go through each distance six times. The test will provide you with a score from 0-100 based off of the carry distance and the distance from the center line for each of the yardages.

You will create and input your information into your personal TrackMan profile.  Once the session is completed, these results will be uploaded to MyTrackman.com where they can be analyzed. The report will provide you with detailed information of all the shots taken and what the average yardage and accuracy is for each shot. It will also give you an estimated handicap based on your performance on the combine.

The TrackMan Combine test will help you get a better idea of what yardages you need to work on within your game. Whether that be dialing your wedges, mid to long irons, or working on your accuracy with your driver, the TrackMan Combine is a great way to challenge yourself and put in some work getting ready towards the upcoming season. Having the ability to have access to the on-line information during the middle of your season will allow you to review or tune your game to ensure you have the all the right yardages.

Course of the Week: Albany CC

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This week’s Course of The Week features the home of the Hero World Challenge hosted by Tiger Woods, Albany CC. Site of Jon Rahm’s 2nd PGA Tour victory, this par 72 Ernie Els design course is a desert style-links golf course in The Bahamas.

The fairways are a traditional open and rolling links design, offering opportunity for players and weekend warriors alike to hit the fairway. You will need to navigate sand off the tee, however the fairways are not the hardest part of this golf course. Missing the greens here is not something this golf course will be forgiving about. With pothole bunkers, extreme drop offs, and desert fescue, hitting your most accurate iron in to greens will be your best opportunity to make par. Since missing on the correct side is important on this course, use the TrackMan hole layout to see exactly where you don’t want to slice or pull-hook it.

While we can’t recreate the beautiful weather of The Bahamas here at Pure Drive Golf, we do offer the opportunity to play one of the Caribbean’s finest golf courses. Be sure to reserve your simulator rental today and play Albany CC, a beautiful track with challenges for all levels of players.

The Winter Golf League Begins!

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Welcome to the 2019 Pure Drive Winter Golf League!  The Pure Drive staff is incredibly excited to kick-off the virtual golf season.  Our goal is to provide a competitive but fun, social setting to learn and allow our participants to hopefully make some new golfing friends along the way.  In keeping with that motto, we sincerely appreciate the support of our returning players and look forward to our new golfers' participation in the league.

We have a total of 31 teams, spanning all age groups and skill levels, that are fired up to knock off our Fall League Champs, Rich and Steve Modliszewski, who are back to defend their title.  As of now, the total purse for the League is $1,500.  Payouts are as follows: 1st Place - $750; 2nd Place - $275; 3rd Place - $225; and 4th Place - $150.

The format for the Winter League is a 2-Person, 18 Hole Scramble (Handicap Allocation: 35% of Player A, 15% of Player B), and teams may choose what day and time works best for them to play their required 6 regular season rounds.  Below are the dates by which you must complete each round:

Deadline Dates:

Rounds 1 & 2 – 1/27/19

Rounds 3 & 4 – 2/10/19

Rounds 5 & 6 – 2/24/19

 

Lastly, the golf course schedule has been set. Teams must play the golf courses in chronological order to be eligible for the playoffs. We will provide weekly standing and post results on the Pure Drive website.  The courses are:

 

Round 1 - The Grove

Round 2 -  Interlachen

Round 3 - Albany

Round 4 - Sedgefield

Round 5 - Sebonack

Round 6 - PGA National


 

The entire Pure Drive staff is here to assist you in any way possible, so please feel free reach out if you have any questions or concerns.  We're looking forward to a great Winter League! 

Course of the Week: Sea Island

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Introducing a new series called TrackMan Course of The Week! Here at Pure Drive Golf, we provide the opportunity to play some of the best golf courses you can play via TrackMan during your simulation rental. Every week we will feature one of the many golf courses that you can play on TrackMan, right in our facility. This week features the Sea Island Plantation and Seaside courses located on the coast of Georgia. These beautiful golf courses are the home of the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic, a tournament hosted by Davis Love III and where this season Charles Howell III captured his 3rd PGA Tour win. 

The Plantation course features open, playable fairways with incredible forest views. Players will find they often have a look at the hole from most parts of the fairways, enticing all level of players to either attack the pin or safely go for the green.  Seaside course was developed on Georgia’s natural coastline, providing a natural ocean-links style layout that plays true to its style. Fairways lined with dunes and bunkers provide challenging, yet approachable opportunities for players off the tee. This Tom Fazio re-design course speaks for itself, offering some of the best views golf has to offer.

Whether you play the parkland style Plantation course with scenic forest views, or the ocean-links style Seaside course featuring Georgia’s stunning coast line, these courses are perfect for play for all levels of golfers. Book your simulator reservation online today to play these amazing courses at Pure Drive Golf.

Golf Is Always In Season at Pure Drive

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The weather maybe cold and dreary but that doesn't mean your golf game needs to suffer. At Pure Drive, golf is always in season. As the leading indoor golf facility in the area, we offer something for everyone. Each one of our 5 bays is equipped with Trackman technology, the most advanced and trusted launched monitor in golf. Whether you are a single player looking to improve your game or a foursome out for a little healthy competition, we have you covered.

Our knowledgeable staff has the expertise to fine tune your game through 1 on 1 instruction with Adam Kolloff (voted a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher), custom club fittings (PXG, TaylorMade, Calloway and Titleist) and providing tips and guidance while you play on any of our virtual golf courses. All of this is available during our new extended hours 11am to 8pm Tuesday and Thursday, 6am to 8pm Wednesday and Friday, and 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday. You can reach out to us at:

phone (781) 404-6902

email info@puredrivegolf.com

Kolloff featured in Golf Digest

Pure Drive Golf owner and Director of Instruction, Adam Kolloff @akolloff, is featured in the February Golf Digest! His article offers advice on putting on slow, bumpy greens. Aomng other things, he mentioned two setup keys such as playing the ball position forward with the hands forward. This will help optimize forward roll to prevent coming up short. Don’t forget to get a copy and check it out!

Adam was also voted by Golf Digest as one of America’s Best Young Teachers, which was featured in the November 2018 Golf Digest. This was Adam’s second time being selected on this list.

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Need weekend plans? Pure Drive Golf has you covered...

At Pure Drive Golf, our televisions and HD projector screens can be used not only for capturing videos of your golf swing, but also to watch the amazing sporting events this upcoming weekend: the first round of the NFL Playoffs and the Sentry Tournament of Champions at the beautiful Plantation Course in Maui, which kicks off the PGA season.

There's truly no better way to spend your weekend than by watching the Patriots' potential opponents square off in the Divisional Round, or by cheering on Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, or Dustin Johnson as they eat up the Plantation Course, while you play one of our awesome virtual golf courses with friends and family.

We hope to see you this weekend! 

NFL Playoff Schedule

Saturday, January 5th

Indianapolis @ Houston - 4: 35 PM

Seattle @ Dallas - 8:15 PM

Sunday, January 6th

Los Angeles @ Baltimore - 1:00 PM

Philadelphia @ Chicago - 4:35 PM

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