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    The Steps of Mastering Your Golf Swing

    Last updated 23 days ago

    While strength and flexibility help, the game of golf is less about brawn than it is about technique and perseverance. If you are a golf hobbyist or aspiring golf pro who is looking to be on top of your game, practice these tips for mastering each phase of the effective golf swing the next time you are at a hotel with amenable golf facilities.

    Setting up the Ball
    Ball placement may seem trivial to someone who is unacquainted with the intricacies of golf, but all good golfers eventually learn that you cannot have a perfect golf swing without the perfect ball setup. Draw imaginary lines outward from your feet, and place the ball between these lines. Ideal ball placement varies slightly depending on the type of club you are using, but it should always be between the line extending from your front foot and the halfway point between these two imaginary lines. Do not place the ball too close to your feet.

    Gripping the Club
    The perfect grip requires all ten fingers to be on the club, with the thumb and forefinger from each hand forming a V that points to the right shoulder. Professional golfers never grip their clubs too tightly. A lighter grip allows you to swing more freely, hitting the golf ball naturally rather than with jerky force.

    Perfecting Your Backswing
    A good backswing requires your arms, hands, and shoulders to form a triangle and move together as one. Your hips, legs and feet should be firmly planted until contact is made with the ball.

    Following Through
    Once you have your backswing down, the follow through should feel natural. As soon as contact is made with the ball, your hips should rotate to the left as your torso and right foot turn toward the direction in which you want the ball to go.

    Once you have a good handle on your golf swing, take a weekend outing to Turf Valley to play on impeccably maintained courses in the beautiful, rolling hills of Central Maryland between Baltimore and Washington DC. To learn more about our hotel conference facilities, championship golf courses, and resident golf instructors who can help you master your swing and more, call (888) 718-3370.

    Pumpkin Spa Treatment at Turf Valley

    Last updated 29 days ago

    It’s no secret that pumpkin is an all-around Fall favorite. This month only The Spa at Turf Valley is offering a special deal for this seasonal favorite. Treat yourself to a Pumpkin Spice Scrub, Monday-Friday, and enjoy 25%.

    Our pumpkin scrub, only available in October, is handmade and rich in Vitamins A, C, E, & K. Its warm fragrance will take you away to relaxation and renewal. Ideal for dry skin, the scrub is also a natural enzyme peel and will leave your body rejuvenated and moisturized.

    Have a special Autumn spa treatment and take advantage of this great spa deal! The Pumpkin Spice Scrub Fall Therapy of the Month deal is available Monday-Friday in October 2014 only. This is one of our most popular treatments, so be sure to reserve your appointment early at 410.203.2755.

    Amenities to Expect When You Stay at Turf Valley

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Located in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., corridor, Turf Valley is a resort that offers a great escape from the hustle and bustle of the two major cities nearby. Regardless of whether you are a local looking for a great staycation destination or you will be coming in from outside the mid-Atlantic region and wish to be close to the historical and cultural attractions of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., but also want to be able to relax in a more serene environment, Turf Valley’s amenities should suit you.

    At Turf Valley, you can spend a relaxing day in our luxurious spa, work on your golf game at one of our two 18-hole golf courses, play singles or doubles tennis, or splash around in one of our indoor or outdoor pools. Whenever hunger strikes, you can satiate your appetite with exquisite cuisine prepared by talented chefs at Alexandra’s, a highly regarded American fusion restaurant on site.

    From its proximity to Baltimore, Columbia, and Washington, D.C., to its well-maintained grounds, Turf Valley has loads of advantages that we are eager to share. To learn more about our first-class amenities and hotel conference facilities, call (888) 718-3370.


    Are You Planning a Winter Wedding?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Are you currently planning a winter wedding? Winter-themed weddings are dreamy, magical, chic, and not to mention, often less expensive than other seasonal weddings. Draw inspiration from Shayna and Jeff’s beautiful wedding at Turf Valley. Their crimson and white color theme was striking and perfect for their snowy wedding day. 

    Book your wedding for January or February 2015 or 2016 at Turf Valley and receive 25% off. You winter wedding will also include a rehearsal dinner and overnight stay in the hotel. For more details on Turf Valley’s winter wedding special call 410-465-1200 or view the flyer.

    (Photography by Kirsten Marie Photography)

    Getting the Most Out of Your Golf Swing

    Last updated 1 month ago

    A golfer looking to perform well almost always wants his first shot on a hole to be straight and long. For tips on driving a ball that will help you achieve this goal as often as possible, watch this GolfTV video clip.

    In the video, professional golfer Dave Marsh demonstrates how you your stance should look and describes how it should feel if you are to maximize your potential. Follow the steps described, and you should be able to hit the ball with the accuracy and arc that help it land near your target.

    The next time you are looking to play at a championship golf course in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area, be sure to take a look at Turf Valley in Ellicott City. To speak with a representative about our highly rated golf courses, golf packages, or hotel conference facilities, call (888) 718-3370.

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