The general methodology of a bump & run shot is to land the ball a third of the way on the green and let the ball run the remaining two thirds distance to the hole. The margin of error on a bump and run shot is far less than trying to loft the ball high in the air and land it close to the hole with minimum run. Remember, you can land an object on a spot closer to you much more effectively than on a spot that is farther away.

This shot is best executed from a short grass lie with a 7, 8 or 9 iron or PW, depending on the distance you are from the hole. You can also use a SW for this shot if you are in the rough, as the rough will take away the normal spin that is imparted on the ball. The ball must be placed in the back of your stance. Your weight should be leaning on your front leg and your hand position should be slightly forward of the ball. The stroke should be executed similarly to a putting stroke, without a breaking of the wrist, thus achieving a one-lever motion.

The PGA & LPGA Tour professionals have been taking advantage of the ease of bumping and running the ball. Phil Mickelson is now running the ball more than ever because he has more control with it than his old go to flop shot. He is seeing the value in keeping the ball on the ground and running it wherever possible.

GlenLakes highly respected professional golf staff is always ready to offer advice and lessons to help you improve your game. The private 18-hole championship course is challenging, beautiful and impeccably maintained. Mature stands of oak and pine, water features, undulating hills and sand traps provide endless variations of play. After every game enjoy camaraderie at “The 19th Hole”, the main bar & lounge at the clubhouse. For more information about golf at GlenLakes, click here.

Are you looking at Florida communities and wondering which one to choose? Areas on the Gulf Coast should be at the top of your list! Weeki Wachee is on the state’s west coast and offers cultural diversity along with a variety of activities to fit your Florida retirement lifestyle. Below are three reasons why you should take advantage of what the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer.

Entertainment Value

While the perception of Florida is that there is not much more to it than the beach, the Gulf Coast is considered one of the exceptions. Not only are some of the best beaches in the country located here but also a number of cultural offerings including an opera, a variety of art galleries along with historic landmarks, national parks, and an aquarium. John Ringling of the Ringling Bros lived nearby, in Sarasota, and provided the city with its own permanent circus. Along with all of that, there are numerous restaurants and places for shopping.

Golf Value

Florida’s past times include being outside with friends, enjoying the yearlong mild weather and putting a few games to victory! The low cost of golf and easily accessible courses in the Gulf Coast area make the value a hole in one.  The courses are challenging, beautiful and impeccably maintained. Mature stands of oak and pine, water features, undulating hills and sand traps provide endless variations of play.

Home Value
It’s tax time and while many people don’t look forward to filling out those government forms, Floridians have something to smile about. Florida has no state income tax along with relatively low property taxes and energy costs. Where To Retire Magazine consistently names GlenLakes in Weeki Wachee “One of the Best Places to Retire.” In addition, Ideal-Living magazine calls them a “Top 50 Community.” Paired with GlenLakes large homesites and outstanding portfolio of homes, results in excellent home value.

Calling all nature lovers, fitness aficionados, golfers and those who love an action-packed social life—GlenLakes is it! Adjoining the 85,000-acre Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, which borders the Gulf of Mexico, GlenLakes captures everything you love about the Florida lifestyle: stunning views, championship golf, country club amenities, a secure, immaculately maintained community and captivating home designs, perfect for entertaining and relaxation starting in the $200’s.

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