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Bunker Renovation Beginning at Brackenridge Park

We are thrilled to announce that beginning on Monday, November 29th, an approximate 4-month project to renovate the bunkers at Brackenridge Park Golf Course will begin. We will be utilizing the Better Billy Bunker method which allows for quick drainage after rain events that will add to the overall longevity of the bunkers. If you…
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Seven Restored Golden Age Courses You Can Play

Turn back the clock (sort of) and play these top-notch courses that have benefited from some tender and loving restorations. by – SHAUN TOLSON Many of the recent, headline-grabbing restoration projects of Golden Age courses have been affiliated with exclusive, members-only clubs. However, all is not lost for the intrepid public links player, since a…
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Alamo City Golf Trail Newsletter Archive

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December Players Club Promo

Become a member today to take advantage of this and other promotions. CART FEE is $16(+tax) all day, including twilight. You must have an active membership to use the promotion, and CART FEE IS REQUIRED, walking or riding. BOOK A TEE TIME
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Black Friday Punch Card Sale

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW Our punch cards are good for 5 or 10 rounds of golf including cart Valid at All ACGT Courses Valid anytime (Including weekends and Holidays) $10 upcharge to use at Brackenridge Park Golf Course Fully Transferable Can be used just for yourself and/or friends Expires 1 year from date of…
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ACGT Amateur Tour Series Team Wins!

Congratulations to our ACGT Amateur Tour players for winning The South Texas Match Play Challenge 2021 at Wildcat Golf Club in Houston, TX. Veterans Day weekend gave us some chilly cool weather in the mornings, followed by some warm/mild afternoons. Wildcat gave us awesome conditions all around, as well as awesome staff accommodating to our…
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Valero Texas Open Historical Marker at Brackenridge Park

The Valero Texas Open turns 100 this coming year, and Larson Segerdahl, Executive Director of the Valero Texas Open, Valero Texas Open winners, the legendary Lee Trevino, and David Ogrin were on hand to present Brackenridge Park with a commemorative plaque honoring the role our historic course played in the history of the Texas Open and golf here in San Antonio.
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10 tips to help golfers make all their short putts

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER You’re feeling good. You’ve either hit your approach shot close to the hole or rolled your birdie putt up to near tap-in range. And then you do something that all of us have done — even Tour players. You miss the short putt. It might be the most frustrating and embarrassing…
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Announcing Ladies Only Golf Clinics!

Ladies Group Golf Clinics Join us once a week for one hour group classes designed for female golfers who are new to the game or have some limited experience playing golf. Classes are offered on the following days and times: Thursday’s on November 4th, 11th, 18th, and December 2nd Group A 5:00pm-6:00pm Group B 6:15pm-7:15pm…
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A Solid Preshot Routine is a Must for Good Golf

By Lou Guzzi, PGA Do you have a Pre-Shot Routine? Do you know it? So many golfers have a Pre-Shot Routine for most golf shots but don’t even know what their routine is when asked in a lesson. We don’t want to be the golfer who makes a swing when it finally feels right. Unfortunately, without…
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Range Ball Info/Update

We wanted to share with you that we are aware of the ailing condition of the range balls at our Cedar Creek, Mission del Lago, Northern Hills, and San Pedro range facilities.  The golf industry is suffering the same supply chain issues that many other industries are facing. We have had new range balls ordered since June and…
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Olmos Basin Improvements

OLMOS BASIN IS RE-OPENING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH! We’ll be posting more information in the coming days regarding tee time availability, and a Grand Re-Opening event. Stay Tuned! Starting on Monday, January 4th, Olmos Basin golf course will be closing for approximately 9 months for renovations. Check back here for updates, photos, and videos of our…
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Dave Pelz: Chunk it – On Purpose!

Most golfers consider the 20- to 40-yard greenside bunker shot the game’s most difficult. This situation can have you penciling in a double-bogey in no time. Why are these shots are so hard? Because you must be incredibly precise, striking the sand right next to the ball instead of a couple of inches behind it,…
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10 tricks to boost your driving distance as you get older

Tips to increase your driver distance as you get older.
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Fore the Golfer: Golf Cart and Pull Cart Etiquette

Following a golf course's policies regarding golf carts and pull carts can save its turf from unnecessary wear and tear.
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Golf Carts: Five Things Every Golfer Should Know

By George Waters, USGA Golf carts play an important role at many golf facilities. They provide a revenue source and increase accessibility, allowing golfers who might not otherwise be able to walk the course to enjoy playing. These benefits are not without their costs, however. Golf carts can have very negative impacts on turf health…
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Masks Required Indoors

On August 10th, the City Manager issued a requirement for masks when indoor at a City facility, whether or not the individual is vaccinated.  This requirement is in line with best practices and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   The goal for this requirement is to minimize spread of the virus, especially…
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Simple Tips To Get Out Of Any Fairway Bunker

By Corey Lundberg Photos by J.D. Cuban A lot of golfers think hitting it into a fairway bunker is a sentence to a big number. But that doesn’t have to be the case. No matter whether your ball is up against the lip, on a downhill slope, or resting in the middle, make these simple adjustments and you’ll…
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10 ways to improve your game without changing your golf swing

Having great technique and skill certainly can lead to good golf, but often the golfers who score the lowest don’t look like they are doing anything amazing and, therefore, make low scoring rounds seem very ordinary. Low scores often come from golfers who play the smartest and know how to get the best result out…
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10 basics that will help beginner golfers play the game better

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER MAY 16, 2021 These basics will help get your golf game on the proper footing. I love teaching beginner golfers, and I’m so honored whenever I get to give a golfer their first lesson to learn the golf basics. Once you get a good handle on those, you’ll be able to…
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How Do I Get Out of Wet Sand?

By Jim McLean Playing on a course after a big soaker presents all kinds of challenges—thick rough, mud balls, slower greens, etc.—and one that bothers many is a bunker with firm, packed sand. Too often, golfers mistakenly use their standard greenside technique, only to watch the ball rocket over the green or plug into the lip.…
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The Right Way To Chip

Chipping looks so easy when you see a good player doing it. On the flip side, it can be hard to watch when someone is struggling with these little shots. The No. 1 issue is making solid contact. Why? Because the club’s not moving fast enough to keep going if you hit the ground—you chunk…
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Scoring Essentials Clinic – Presented Nick Flanagan

Four One Hour Classes (dates & times are in the link below) focusing on the Scoring Essentials: Short Game, Pitching, Shot Shaping and Routines. Each one hour session will focus on one of the four topics. Limited Time Special Pricing $129.95 per person (Regular rate is $199.00) Only four students per class to ensure small…
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Padraig Harrington reveals the secrets to hitting out of hard and soft sand

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, three-time major champion Padraig Harrington has taken to Twitter to keep golf fans entertained – and to help them improve their games. So far, Paddy has dished out quality lessons on chipping, breaking 80, and incorporating your hands, arms and wrist into your swing (although that one went haywire). Now he has a new…
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On Par Golf

On Par Golf Summer Camps

Summer Camps presented by On Par Golf are available at Cedar Creek and Mission del Lago!
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Brackenridge Park Pro-Am

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Rickie Fowler’s secrets to reading greens like an expert

Rickie Fowler’s putting tips can help you start reading greens like a book. GETTY IMAGES Even 20/20 vision might not be enough to save you from being blind as a bat around the green. Reading a line is a skill that requires an amalgam of information, ability and patience. The good news is, if you’re…
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TaylorMade myFitting Experience

Each Date Has a Maximum of EIGHT spots available! Register Today! WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021 from 04:00PM – 08:00PM at San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3 (6102 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216).Register Here WEDNESDAY, August 25, 2021 from 04:00PM – 08:00PM at San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3 (6102 San Pedro…
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Mental Golf Techniques

By Herm Otto For most, golf is an escape for fun, camaraderie, exercise, fresh air and to experience the beauty of the course landscape–all reasons that should contribute to an enjoyable outing and strong performance. This escape usually includes a bit of competitive spirit, whether between you and the course, or you and your companions,…
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Nick Flanagan Adult Clinics

Due to the overwhelming response, Nick has added a series of adult group lessons! Four One Hour Classes (dates & times are in the link below) Limited Time Special Pricing $129.00 per person (Regular rate is $199.00) Only four students per class to ensure small student to coach ratios. Have you ever wondered what it…
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10 ways golfers can stop missing their drives to the right

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER Stop hitting those frustrating blocks and slices with these tips. Missing your drives to the right, usually by way of a slice, is frustrating. And while it can be a completely different feel when you start to get your club face more square at impact, golf becomes more fun. The…
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Single Golfers Can Now Book Online

Single golfers can now book online! Just choose “1” for the number of players and choose your tee time. There is one limitation… You will be paired with an existing twosome or threesome automatically and the tee times that are displayed already have other players at that time. You no longer will be required to…
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Swing Tips: How to Hit a Hybrid

Copy this setup and light a fire under your long game. BY JAMES WESTMAN The hybrid is a minor miracle: It’s forgiving, versatile and easy to hit—for most golfers. But if you’re struggling to enjoy its many benefits, you may be swinging it with a sweeping, fairway wood motion. The result? Thin or fat contact.…
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The 30 best municipal golf courses in America, according to GOLF’s raters

BY: GOLF’S RATERS & RAN MORRISSETT JUNE 9, 2021 Though the game itself can never be mastered, one thing is for sure: The most affordable way to pursue our sport is by playing municipal golf courses. For that reason, none of our course rankings is, arguably, more important than this one, the first such compilation of munis ever put…
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Adult Golf Clinics at San Pedro – By Professional Golfer Nick Flanagan

Taught by Nick Flanagan Have you ever wondered what it would be like receiving coaching from someone who has played in the Masters? British Open? Or won 4 times on the Korn Ferry Tour? Well, here’s your chance! TRG Entertainment is excited to offer coaching sessions with Nick Flanagan!  Men and women are welcome to sign…
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10 basic tips that can help golfers chip better than ever

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER MAY 31, 2021 For most golfers, improving your chipping is one of the simplest ways to lower your score and build your confidence. First, you need to understand what a chip shot is: It’s a short game stroke where the ball carries into the air and then rolls and equal distance…
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Players Club Birthday Rounds

Players Club members receive a free green fee during the month of their birthday. A sample is below. DISCLAIMER: You must have an active membership at the time of usage to take advantage of this benefit, and while you must pay the cart fee regardless of time of day, riding or walking. This round MUST…
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Summer – Junior Golf Camps

Summer – Junior Golf Camps Every golfer who registers for the FULL DAY camp in the next two weeks will receive a Callaway USA Junior Golf Stand Bag! A $250 value! USA Junior golf camps with TRG Entertainment and Joe Caruso trained instructors are designed to improve young athletes’ overall understanding of golf.  These topics…
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Top 10 Swing Tips Ever!

Golf is a game that is full of tips. If you regularly practice around other golfers, or if you play with a regular group of friends, you are sure to hear countless tips each time you visit the range or the course. Keep your head down. Change your grip. Adjust your stance. There are numerous tips…
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Warm Weather Golfing

Early Morning Tee Times – Beat the heat by booking your tee time before the temperatures rise. Hydrate – Start drink water a couple of hours before you tee off, and opt for sports drinks on the course to replenish your energy. Avoid drinks with high alcohol content, caffeine, or high amounts of sugar. Sunblock…
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Mask Mandate Update

Face coverings continue to be strongly recommended for customers who are not fully vaccinated.
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How to Rake a Bunker

By Paul Jacobs, agronomist, Northeast Region Superintendents work hard to provide good bunker playability and presentation, but the maintenance team can only do so much. Once they have completed daily bunker maintenance it’s in our hands as golfers to keep bunkers looking and playing great. Doing a good job raking bunkers is an easy way…
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3 Person Scramble – Thursdays at Mission del Lago

Thursdays at Mission del Lago – Call 1-210-627-2522 to register. $30 per golfer fee covers golf/cart and a sandwich after the round $10 Optional skins fee per team Each team is allowed one player with a handicap of 6 or lower. Starting June 3rd, running through October 2021
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Want to hit the ball straighter? Try these 3 tips from LPGA pros

BY: ZEPHYR MELTON RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Bombing the golf ball is all the rage these days. The long ball has always been appealing, but hard data has increasingly supported the sentiment that distance is an incredible advantage. And with Bryson DeChambeau pushing the limits in the professional ranks, golf is at a crossroads. But just because distance…
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Do You Know How High To Tee Your Driver?

By Keely Levins How do you tee up your ball when you’re hitting driver? Do you have one of those tees that has lines on it that lets you know how high the tee should be? Do you measure with your pinky? Or do you more go by feel? There are a lot of theories out…
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Single Rider Policy Change – Effective May 3, 2021

Beginning Monday May 3rd, a single rider will be required to pay the regular cart fee of $16.00, plus an additional $8.00 + Tax to ride alone for 18 holes, or $4.00 + Tax for 9 holes. (provided that there are carts available at the time of check in). For just shy of a year…
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Dave Stockton’s all time top ten putting tips

Blessed with a putting game that brought him 25 titles – including five majors By Dr Paul Hurrion In his prime in the early 1970s, Dave Stockton once went some 950 holes without a three-putt. Still blessed with his revered putting game that brought him 25 titles – including five majors – Stockton is now…
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Rockin’ G Grill NOW OPEN @ MDL

Now open at Mission del Lago! Open 7am to 8pm Wednesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. MENU
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5 common mistakes high handicap golfers make way too often

BY: LUKE KERR-DINEEN  Many higher-handicap golfers think their games need a total overhaul for them to reach the promised land of being a consistent 80s-shooter. Often, that task seems so monumental they discourage themselves from trying before they even start, which is a shame, because whether they realize it or not, most golfers are closer to…
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First Tee Invitational

San Antonio Women's Golf Association is sponsoring the First Tee Invitational at Brackenridge Park Golf Course Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:30am – 7:30am
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Watch And Study Senior Golf Pros To Help Hit Longer Drives

By watching professionals of similar age and build swing the club, senior golfers can imitate certain characteristics and build them into their own swing A senior golfer similar in age to Tom Watson, for example, will learn more watching Tom than Tiger Woods in the quest to hit the ball longer. This isn’t because Tiger…
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Volunteers Needed at First Tee – Greater San Antonio! Make A Difference Today!

With 29 programs across 8 San Antonio locations, we have flexible and fun opportunities for you to make a difference. First Tee – Greater San Antonio is about so much more than golf – it is about strengthening our community. And you can help, whether you play golf or not. You only need to enjoy…
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Golf much? These are the guys to know

UPDATE-VISIT THEIR SITE The San Pedro Club Repair Studio is now OPEN! Tuesday – Friday 10am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 5pm This month the new instructional, club fitting, and club repair studio will be opening at the San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3. The club repair studio is and will be run by…
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5 reasons why you should play from the forward tees (you’ll thank us later)

BY: ZEPHYR MELTON  In the 2020 Distance Insights Report, the USGA and R&A concluded that the average male golfer hits their driver just 216 yards. For females that number drops to 148 yards. In other words, most golfers don’t hit the ball very far — and yet most still play from pretty ambitious tee boxes. Based on my experience…
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10 Rules for Good Golf Etiquette

By Arnold Palmer I. Don’t be the slowest player In my casual games at Bay Hill, we get around in under four hours — and that’s in fivesomes. Evaluate your pace of play honestly and often, and if you’re consistently the slowest one in your group, you’re a slow player, period. Encourage everyone to move…
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Seeking Board of Directors Applicants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tina J. Flores, City Clerk (210) 207-7253   Municipal Golf Association – SA (MGA-SA) Seeking Board of Directors Applicants SAN ANTONIO (April 8, 2021) – The City of San Antonio is seeking applicants for the Municipal Golf Association-San Antonio (MGA-SA) Board of Directors which can be found online using the City’s web-based application…
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The Proper Way to Hit a Fairway Wood

By Mike Southern A well struck fairway wood should always feel solid at the point of impact. Many players struggle to hit their fairway woods solidly. They make the mistake of trying to “sweep” the ball off the ground, sometimes even trying to lift the ball with the club; this results in a thin or…
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Golf 101: Dos and don’ts for beginners

By Jessica Marksbury – Golf is the greatest game in the world—just ask anyone who plays! But getting started as a beginner can be a daunting—and often intimidating—prospect. To help you (or someone you know) take the plunge, here’s a definitive list of dos and don’ts for the aspiring player. First off: DO: Start on a practice…
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The 6 shots you need to turn good rounds into great ones

By Jason Guss It’s an awesome feeling when you drive it great, stripe your irons, hole a bunch of putts and post a score in the low 70s. But if you want to do that regularly, you’re going to have to rely on more than just solid ball-striking and a hot putter. All good players have…
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Beginner Golf Tip: Keeping Up the Pace of Play

Many people take up golf for the game’s leisurely aspects. The calm, slow pace separates golf from most sports and makes it an excellent stress-buster. That said, golfers aren’t expected to dawdle on the course. The phrase “take your time” has its limits, especially when the course is busy.  Experienced golfer prefer to play at a…
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Tom Relf Golf (TRG Entertainment) Now at San Pedro!

Things are different now at the Alamo City Golf Trail San Pedro!  Looking to improve your golf game?  Check out the new offerings with TRG Entertainment (Tom Relf Golf) as we begin to offer a variety of “best in class” teaching, coaching and club fitting in South Texas!  Our instructors will ensure golfers of every…
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KSAT 12 News and the Alamo City Golf Trail

Number of golfers rising during pandemic as more kids, families taking an interest Alamo City Golf Trail seeing boom that will help finance local projects Max Massey, Reporter/AnchorAzian Bermea, Photojournalist SAN ANTONIO – Over the past year golf has become more and more popular and that influx of players is not slowing down. Since the COVID-19…
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4 Steps to Make Your Next Fairway Bunker Shot a Great One

If you’re standing over a fairway bunker shot thinking: ‘Pick the ball out of the sand,’ you’re already setting yourself up for trouble. Mike Malaska, who’s on our list of Golf Digest Best 50 Teachers, says you should hit the ball and then the sand when you’re hitting out of a fairway bunker. To get…
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Why treating every putt as a straight putt can help you on the green

“Every putt is a straight putt” is an old adage that’s been used for years. While it’s not true in a literal sense, the idea is a good one in terms of thinking about hitting a straight ball on every putt, and allowing the slope of the terrain make the ball break toward the hole.   You don’t…
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10 Tricks for Breaking 90

1. A warm-up is non-negotiable: If you don’t warm up properly, you’re guaranteed to hand away strokes over your first three holes as your body gets warm. And if you’re trying to climb out of the 90s, it’s critically important to take advantage of strokes wherever you can save them. Take 20 minutes before your tee…
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Four tips for hitting it clean from a tight hardpan lie

Cooler temperatures aren’t the only thing golfers face during the winter months. Grass goes dormant in most locales, which means there’s less material between the ball and ground. That results in a lot of tight lies, and if it’s been a dry winter, hardpan as well. So how do you deal with tight lies, particularly…
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Pace of Play Flagging System

The Alamo City Golf Trail is implementing a new rangering procedure that will make communication between our golfers and our marshal/rangers seamless.  ACGT has created a flagging system that will allow our marshal/ranger to communicate with golfers without having to disrupt play.  The flag system works as follows: Green Flag: You are on Pace! Thank…
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7 airtight excuses to get out of work and go play golf

Golf is a game of honor and integrity. But let’s face it, sometimes in order to play this great game of honor and integrity, you need to be less than honest. What does one do when it’s 80 degrees and sunny, and you’ve just been asked to be a fourth? Here are seven airtight excuses.…
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Tips and Suggestions for Improving Pace of Play

Playing at a better pace is not about hurrying up or rushing around the course. It is simply about being more efficient with your valuable time, as well as everyone else’s. Adopting this mindset – and not being afraid to share it with your fellow players – will ultimately add enjoyment to your golf experience.…
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Golf Cart Etiquette

By Sharon Penn Make sure you are aware of the rules specific to the course you are playing before teeing off. If you use a cart on the golf course, be aware of golf cart etiquette. These rules are designed for your safety, and to protect the turf on the fairways and greens. When you…
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Here are the 11 best (and a few of the worst!) foods to eat during a golf round

By Pat RalphGETTY IMAGES/AMAZON Here’s one thing all golfers have in common: we like to eat. Before, during and after a round. While some snacks are great for energy and focus, others can drag you down. To identify the best and worst, we got some help from nutritionist Marc Halpern, who runs a personal training and…
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The top 10 ways to be a better bunker player

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER OCTOBER 11, 2020 Greenside sand shots seem to instill fear is so many, and I can relate. The wide variety of different bad shots can range from barely advancing the ball to thining the ball so far that you may have to yell “fore” at golfers on the green. This wide…
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7 Ways to Improve Your Golf Focus

Like it or not, golf is a long game. There are very few sports that can take almost 5 hours to complete. Hence it’s no surprise that a common question I get is: “how do I improve my focus for golf and hold it for all 18 holes?” At some point during the back nine,…
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3 Stretches for When You’re in a Hurry to Get to the 1st Tee

BY: AMANDA BALIONIS SEPTEMBER 11, 2020 The stretches are perfect for when you’re running late for your tee time. In our golf fantasy world, we have a late-Sunday afternoon tee time at Augusta National, with all day to warm up in our quest to win the green jacket. In reality, we’re running late again — traffic jam, kid’s soccer…
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Reduced Simulator Pricing at San Pedro!

Effective Immediately! Monday – Friday Saturday- Sunday Players Club Member $10 Per Hour $15 Per Hour Non-Member $15 Per Hour $20 Per Hour www.GolfSanPedro.com Click to Call 210-349-5113 & Reserve your Tee Time
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What you can learn from Dustin Johnson’s practice habits

A lot of guys misunderstand quality practice. They think they’re getting value out of going to the range and beating balls for hours. But if you’re not working on the correct things, not practicing with any kind of focus, you’re actually hurting your game. Me? I can’t focus that long, and I get bored fast.…
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Sean Foley: How to Hit a Draw

By Sean Foley Photos by Stephen Szurlej Many of you would probably give up red meat if you could consistently hit a sweet, little draw. If you’ve struggled for years trying to get the ball to start just right of the target and curve back to it, stop blaming a lack of ability. It might be a lack…
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Amateur Tour Series

The ACGT Amateur Tour Series is a fun and competitive year long golf series in San Antonio played on The Alamo City Golf Trail. The Tour is for golfers of all ability levels and age groups. Each event is flighted and handicapped to insure an equitable playing field. Each golfer receives his/her own individual handicap,…
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JASON DAY: HOW TO HIT THE HIGH BALL

My standard ball flight is about as high as anyone’s on tour—from driver right down to my wedges. That gives me a huge advantage in carrying hazards, flying it over trees and holding greens. It certainly helped me win the Players Championship last year. In the opening round when I shot 9-under-par 63, I hit…
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Ditch the Flop Shot and Learn the Bump-and-Run

LEONARD KAMSLER When I practice low-running chips, a swing aid helps me minimize unwanted wrist hinge. One of the great quandaries in golf is what shot to play with which club when you’re just a few yards short of the green and can use almost any club. The possibilities seem infinite—and that’s the problem. Most…
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10 strategy tips for golfers who know nothing about course management

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER MAY 9, 2020 Good golfers often look as though they aren’t working very hard. This is because they’re being more efficient and making smart decisions. You can, too. Here’s how: 1. Give it a rip Longer drives convert to lower scores. This is a proven fact and one of the most…
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Fix Your Putting Stroke

The Worst Miss: Short and low: The problem is, you're slicing your putts—here's why
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Control A Slice And Embrace A Fade

You’ll Find The Fairway With Plenty Of Power By Derek Nannen, PGA Hitting a slice isn’t all bad. If you can minimize it, then control it, a slice is actually one of the most repeatable shots you can hit. A “fade,” which is also known as a slice that still finds the fairway, can produce a…
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How to Soften Arms to Create a Lag in the Downswing

By M.L. Rose It’s important that the club head lags behind your hands on the downswing. This hand position allows the clubhead to compress the ball, according to golf instructor Rob Akins. He recommends that golfers focus on keeping their hands in front of the club head through and past the impact zone. Many golfers…
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10 short game tricks to instantly lower your score

BY: KELLIE STENZEL, TOP 100 TEACHER  Maintain the triangle formed by your shoulders and arms at address throughout your motion. The club will hug the ground and catch every chip super-crisp. One of the most efficient ways to lower your golf scores is to improve your short game. A combination of good technique, proper shot selection,…
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2020/2021 Member Green Fees

Want to know what the green fees are for members?
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These 5 simple stretches will improve your flexibility and help your golf swing

BY: RACHEL BLEIER AUGUST 26, 2020 Roll up to the course just before your tee time. Hit some golf balls. Play 18 holes. Perplexed by why you feel tight during and after your round. Does this routine sound familiar? If you’re like most golfers, you probably know how important flexibility is to the swing — Tour players…
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Tiger Woods: What you want to know standing on a par 3

By Daniel Rapaport Tour pros take in a great deal of information before hitting a shot into a par 3. What’s the raw yardage to the flag, the front of the green, and the back? Is it playing uphill or downhill, and how much? How much room do I have between the pin and the edge…
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Repairing Ball Marks: 5 Things Every Golfer Should Know

s golfers, a small amount of our time and attention can go a long way in helping to maintain high-quality playing conditions on the courses we play. Repairing ball marks on the putting greens is an easy way to make a positive impact, but the importance of ball mark repair and the proper tools and technique are often misunderstood. Here are five…
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How to Hit a Golf Ball Straight Every Time

Hitting a golf ball straight is not easy. In fact, a “USA Today” article once listed hitting a long, straight tee shot as one of the most difficult tasks in sports. The most frustrating thing for most golfers is to see their shots slice or hook. The secret to hitting a straight shot lies in…
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A Beginner’s Golf Guide: What every new golfer should know when picking up the game

There's never been a better time to take up golf. Here's some essential advice to help you get started
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How to make the golf hole bigger when you putt, according to science

We’ve all been there. We know what it’s like. You’re standing over a makeable putt — maybe it’s for birdie, or for a clutch par — so you decide to give it a little something extra. You hit the putt firm, watch as it rolls towards the hole… and then groan in agony as it…
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Why Do Mowers Follow Me Around The Course?

Golf is the only sport where the field is being maintained while it is in play. As a result, we often see the maintenance staff during our round, especially fairway and rough mowers.
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Six keys to picking the proper putter

Recreational golfers are lousy putters, as a bunch. That generalization might sound a little harsh, but according to data collected by Shot Scope, a U.K.-based shot-tracking system, golfers with a single-digit handicap average 32.8 putts per round. Players with handicaps from 10 to 17 average 35.1 putts, while the typical golfer with a handicap between…
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Topdressing and Quality Greens

After sand topdressing is applied, it is common to hear reactions like, “The putting greens were perfect, why did the superintendent need to apply sand to them?” Remember, although some agronomic practices such as topdressing can temporarily impact playability, they are implemented for a reason – to produce the best possible putting surfaces.   Topdressing…
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Why Do Golf Courses Aerate So Much?

The word aeration stimulates negative emotions for many golfers. It may come as a surprise, but golf course superintendents also dislike aeration. After all, the last person who wants to disrupt the smoothness of the putting greens they work so hard to maintain is the superintendent. Golfers often ask, “Why is aeration needed so often?”…
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Replay Rates!

You just played one round and you’re not ready to go home. Pay a reduced rate to play again! Same day use only.
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Youth On Course

The Alamo City Golf Trail is proud to have partnered with to provide an avenue to young golfers to play the great game of golf without the high hurdle of expensive green fees. Youth on course members can play all of our courses at reduced rates, however with a few time constraints. $5 Green Fee at…
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