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Getting Away From the Trees


Uh oh! Looks like your ball went right under that tree. Probably going to be a difficult shot. Normally this would be true but you actually have quite a few options at your disposal. It’s important to take a lay of the area in which your ball is situated and really understand what the surroundings are like. The last thing you want to do is rush a shot and end up having it ricochete backwards, or worse, break your club on the tree. I recently discovered this helpful video that taught me about the options I have taking shots from under  a tree. Take a look and happy golfing!

This video provided by Golf Tips Magazine via YouTube

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Belal El-Atari

Learn to Swing Big


Driving the ball deep down the fairway is one of the biggest and most important parts of the game of golf. I know it has taken me many years to get as close to a perfect swing as I can get, but I am still learning the best stances for each course. Your drive can definitely vary in the event of inclement weather, altering clients, and many other factors. I wanted to highlight a a great video on learning how to really swing big and drive the ball really far down the hole.

This video is provided by Golf Tips Magazine via YouTube

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Belal El-Atari

Tournament Canceled at Trump Golf Course

belal-el-atari-donald-trump-golfThere was recently a breaking news story in the world of golf. The Los Angeles school district officials have confirmed that they have cancelled all plans to host a fundraising tournament at the Trump National Golf Course. The response came swiftly after Donald Trump made very crude comments toward immigrants and their relation to the United States.

The Los Angeles Unified School District has asked for the return of the $7,500 deposit from the club, which is located in Rancho Palos Verdes, but the club has not as of yet complied with the request soon if they have not already.

The golf tournament that was supposed to be held would have been the 8th annual “Beyond the Bell Golf Classic”. This tournament is held in order to raise money to support student programs that take place after normal school hours. Based on projections the tournament would have hauled in $70,000+ for all sorts of extra-curricular activities in the arts, music, athletics, and more.

Alvaro Cortés, the executive director of Beyond the Bell was quoted in saying, “There was absolutely no reason to host our largest fundraiser at a Trump facility after Donald Trump shared negative immigration comments.” Mr. Cortés prides the event on being, “dedicated to serve the underrepresented and uplift underprivileged communities of Los Angeles.”

Since Trump announced his candidacy for President he has been quoted numerous times with inflammatory statements that have put off countless people. This is just one example of people responding back in their own way to Trump. I personally expect more news stories like this to pop up in the near future.

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Belal El-Atari