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Stuart Clark from the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. shows us one of his favorite drills that helps prevent, among other things, taking the club too far outside on your backswing and coming over the top on your downswing.
Dale Dunlop is “The Maritime Explorer,” and he’s traveled the world and written about it from his home base in St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia for more than three decades. South Carolina and its Lowcountry have been among Dale’s countless global visits, which have included golfing excursions to each of Mike Strantz’s masterpiece designs at Caledonia and True Blue. Dale’s love for Strantz’s work prompted him to offer his own hole-by-hole insights he gleaned from his experience at True Blue. Here, in the first of three parts, is Dale’s take on the first third of his True Blue playing journey.
Mike Strantz is known for his wild, constantly moving fairways, and at True Blue Golf Club we’re lucky enough to have many wide fairways that give every golfer a great chance at finding them off the tee. One of our favorite holes is the par-four 17th, which not only exemplifies this trait but is a great reminder of a hole that should not be overlooked if your mind starts to drift ahead to True Blue’s more renowned finishing hole.
You see how the tour players do it, so how can you? Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. demonstrates the difference between how professional golfers and amateurs rotate their bodies through impact, and show some exercises to help you do it more like the pros.
In this video, Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. demonstrates a simple method of gaining the feel of proper body rotation in the golf swing.
When you tee it up at True Blue Golf Club, you’re treated to five great par threes. You visit the 3rd and 7th holes first. Each of these has a crazy green complex that can feed your ball toward the hole. The 11th sports a large green with a tier right in the middle of it. The 14th has the most unique bunkering on the entire golf course. Today, our focus shifts to the final par three at True Blue, the 16th hole.
The masterpieces of “The Maverick” continue to rake in the national accolades, as the late Mike Strantz’s perennial award-winning designs at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club have now earned lofty spots in Golfweek’s Best 2021: Top 200 Resort Golf Courses in the U.S. rankings.
Mike Strantz designs can offer compelling examples of visual deception at any given turn, as you’ll see right away when you step to the tee of the 15th hole at True Blue Golf Club. This par five looks like a tough driving hole, but in reality you have some room to miss. Waste bunkers protect both the right and left sides of the fairway. Tee shots up the left side will leave the best angle for a layup, and give the longer hitters a chance to go for it.
In this video tip, Mike Rugg from the Steve Dresser Golf Academy located at True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. explains why it is so important to have a proper takeaway, and how to achieve it.
Mike Strantz is known for making some holes that are “easy” for most golfers. The short 9th at Caledonia is the first hole that jumps to mind. However, Strantz also makes some holes that are absolute brutes, including the 12th at True Blue, nicknamed the “shed hole.”
While most of Mike Strantz’s designs have some of the toughest holes in golf, he offers up his fair share of birdie chances, too. At True Blue you have the tough stretch of holes from Nos. 2 through 4, but you’re given a good chance to attack on 5 and 6. Another hole that many golfers take advantage of is the par-4 13th.