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Learn about the exciting stories, events and activities happening at Niagara Parks. Hear from our experts, whether it's tips from one of our golf pros or a trip through the Niagara Glen with one of our naturalists, there's something new and exciting around every corner.

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    Swing Fundamentals

    Golf is certainly a game of concentration, but that does not mean that you should be tense when you hit the ball. Staying relaxed through your swing will keep a fluid motion and help you to swing through the ball. Often amateur players will have issues with getting the ball...

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    Hitting from a Fairway Bunker

    Finding yourself in a fairway bunker is a situation that can intimidate many golfers, particularly when the green is still a long distance away. The first step in taking on this challenge is selecting the correct club. Based solely on distance many golfers will opt for a fairway wood, however...

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    Mastering the Practice Range

    Mindlessly hitting bucket after bucket at the driving range will not help take your game to the next level. Playing a mental game on the practice tee and going through your bag, simulating shots in the the same sequence they occur when out on the course can pay major dividends!...

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    Bashing U.S. Open Courses

    Erin Hills Golf Course in tiny Erin, Wisconsin will play host to the 2017 U.S. Open June 15-18.  While it hosted the 2011 U.S. Amateur, it is still unusual for the USGA to award its premier event to a course that is so relatively new and unknown. Since opening in...

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    Major Collapses

    The 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont was the first major championship win by Dustin Johnson after a heartbreaking near miss at Chambers Bay in 2015. Despite a controversial penalty on the 5th green, Johnson took the 2016 title by three strokes. It was a different story in 2015. Instead of...

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    A Major Golf Course

    The Players Championship gets underway May 11-14 on the newly renovated Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass where Jason Day will defend his title. Golf’s unofficial “fifth major” typically has the best field of any tournament played during the year, including the top 50 players in the world rankings, and one...

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