Entries by Hart Ranch Golf Course

My Last Blog Post

My Last Blog Post To My Four Loyal Readers: As you may or may not know, my last day at Hart Ranch GC is this Friday, May 17th. I’ve decided to make a transition in life and will be moving on to chase a dream or two. It wasn’t an easy decision to leave such […]

HRGC Masters Preview 2019

Masters Preview 2019 Ladies and gentlemen, this is the best golf week of the year. We have the most iconic, beautiful course in the world, full of tradition and pageantry and the worst sandwiches known to man (ever have a Pimento Cheese sandwich? Terrible). The Masters abounds with awesome stories (like this one) and incredible […]

Golf Course Update – 4/3

Course Update April 3rd Well, there’s an unfortunately familiar sight…snow on the ground. Luckily, it’s about the heaviest, wettest snow possible, and it will be gone quickly. It does mean the course will be soggy for the next day or two, but with the warm temps coming up this weekend we should be playing (at […]

What’s in a Ball?

What’s in a Ball? (Or that which we call a ball by any other name would fly as sweet) When you wander into golf shop you’ll undoubtedly find a vast array of (increasingly colorful) golf balls. If you’ve ever wondered why a certain dozen costs $20 while another costs $50, or if a certain ball […]

THE PLAYERS Championship Preview

THE PLAYERS Championship Preview Over/Unders: Times “The 5th Major” is said during the national broadcast – 562 (75% said as they go to commercial breaks) Times “The Strongest Field in Golf” is said during the national broadcast – 2,987,654 The Course: TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL Par 72 (4 Par 5s!!!), 7,189 Yards Architect: […]

Where Do You Lose Golf Balls (Or Your Mind)?

Greetings faithful reader! As the rules regarding hazards (PENALTY AREAS) have changed in 2019, so will Hart Ranch GC. Below is a short questionnaire on how you feel about the current course setup and if any changes should be made. Obviously we have some ideas, but our valued patrons’ input never hurts. We will update […]

The New Rules and Taking Relief

The New Rules and Taking Relief By now you’re aware that you can leave the flagstick in while you putt (and you should!), but there are a lot of other new rules the USGA has adopted to simplify and speed up the game. This week we’re going to look at one of the most important […]

Always Leave the Flag In

Always Leave the Flag In New Rule: Under Rule 13.2a(2):                   There is no longer a penalty if a ball played from the putting green hits a flagstick left in the hole. Players are not required to putt with the flagstick in the hole; rather, they continue to have the choice […]