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The secret to playing bogey golf is getting rid of those doubles and triples. Here's some advice on staying out of trouble on your local course.

Featured Course:

Belle Terre

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Par: 72
Phone: (843)236-8888

Men's Summary:
Tees Yards Rating Slope
Black 7013 74.3 133
Blue 6672 72.4 129
White 6368 71.0 126
Gold 5880 68.6 117

Women's Summary:
Tees Yards Rating Slope
Gold 5880 74.2 131
Red 5049 69.6 120
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About the Author

About the Author

The Bogey Golfer is Martin Nielsen.

My main qualifications for this column are:

  • an 11.5 handicap index
  • a nagging tendency to miss four-foot putts
  • a sense of humor that's been finely honed by the ridiculous game of golf

I first took up golf in 1987, right before the stock market crash.  When the bottom fell out, I bought a hundred shares of my favorite stock, waited for the dead-cat bounce, immediately sold it, and bought my first set of clubs.

I fight an outside-in swing path, and have a great deal of trouble with lag putts.  Twice, I've holed an approach shot on a par 4 for an eagle (on the same hole!), but haven't ever managed a hole-in-one.

I live in Loveland, Colorado, USA.  The courses here are excellent, and so is the weather! (Usually...)

Background photo: The par 3 eighth hole at Paiute Wolf in Las Vegas

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