We would like to introduce Craig Farish as the new superintendent at The Moccasin Wallow Golf Club. Craig started his position on Monday December 24th and comes to us highly recommended. His previous clubs are TPC Prestancia (sarasota), Cherokee Run Country Club (GA), Walden and Crofton CC (MD),and Hidden Creek CC (VA). Craig has worked extensively with TifEagle Bermuda grass and other strands of Bermuda and with his Country Club pedigree will help continue our vision of being a great golf course in the area. Craig grew up in Somers New York and was a very good High School Golfer in the Westchester County area or NY and spent time working at both Winged Foot and Waccabuc two of Westchester’s finest facilities. He is a graduate of the Rutgers University Golf Turf Management Program one of the best in the country. If you see Craig and his dog Skittles please introduce yourself to him. He is very excited about his opportunity here.

We would like to thank Andrew Roberts for his time here at the MOC. We wish Andy and family well on their next journey.

A new practice method helps you learn faster by — get this — avoiding the sweet spot. Here’s how.

1. The theory

Instead of trying to pound the sweet spot practice swing after practice swing at the range, try catching a few on the heel and toe as well. By giving your brain multiple reference points to think about, you force it to work harder — so you can learn faster! It’s called variable training. Multiple studies prove that it can be wildly effective.

2. How to put it to good use

Tee the ball in its regular spot and try hitting it off the toe. After a few attempts, switch it up: Hit some clankers off the heel. Then go back to your quest to locate the center. For a real test, tee two balls off the clubface and see if you can knock them in tandem. Now you’re really putting your noggin to work! If you can teach yourself to create off-center hits on command, it’ll be easier to find the center when it counts.

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We at The MOC would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy ,safe , and healthy Holiday Season. We hope everyone enjoys themselves as we prepare for a great 2019. We look forward to warmer weather to improve the experience at Moccasin Wallow. We thank everyone for their continued support and its always ” a great day to golf the MOC.”

The golf course will be open tomorrow Saturday December 22nd and will be CART PATH ONLY. The course is wet in some spots and can leave deep tire marks. Thank you for understanding. We will see everyone tomorrow.

Due to the amount of rain we have received yesterday and today  we have decided to close for the day tommorrow December 21st and will reopen on Saturday December 22nd. The course received the water pretty well and it is drier than expected. That being said we will have to spend the day tomorrow removing water from the paths as well as repairing washed areas. We will be open for full business  for the entire holiday weekend. We will be opening the restaurant at 2:00 pm tomorrow Friday for lunch and dinner as well as the bar for drinks.

Thank you for understanding.

There are times when we all make this game too complicated. That’s why I started this article with a simple thought: Send it, then hole it. I’m not saying golf is easy, but I find that if you simplify your keys to executing all the main shots, you’ll stop playing golf swing and start playing golf. The goal is to advance the ball and drop it in the cup in as few strokes as possible. That’s really hard to do if you’re bogged down with swing mechanics. Instead, have a clear plan for what you want to do on the next shot, get your alignment right, and then make a swing or putting stroke that’s smooth and balanced. I guarantee if you keep it that simple, you’ll give yourself a better chance of playing good golf. On this page, I’m going to give you some keys to hitting all the main shots. Easy stuff to remember so you can put more focus on your round and not your swing. Like my coach, Col Swatton, says, “Understanding that the golf course is where you should play, and the range is where you practice, is your first step to lowering your scores.” — With Ron Kaspriske

With a driver, I’m thinking only about hitting the ball as hard as I can in the center of the clubface. If you want to do the same, remember these keys before you take the club back: 1.) Get in a good setup. Start with a wide stance, a slight knee bend, your weight equally distributed on both feet and not in the toes or heels, and let your arms hang naturally as you tilt toward the ball from the hips. 2.) Always check ball position. If it’s too far back in your stance, it will kill your chance of the club coming into it square and on the correct path. The same is true if it’s too far forward. I like the ball lined up just inside my left heel. 3.)Think, slow takeaway. A lot of amateurs take the club back too fast, and that causes them to decelerate on the downswing. Do the opposite. By keeping my tempo smooth and taking it back slower, I can be aggressive through the ball without my timing being off.

No matter what iron I’m swinging, my process stays the same. Here are my keys: 1.) Set up neutral. I want to hit the ball high, low, left and right, so I try to be as neutral as possible with my setup and grip. If you set up to hit only one type of shot, that’s fine, but you might struggle if the situation calls for something other than your stock ball flight. 2.) Shorten your swing. Good iron play is about hitting down on the ball with the center of the face. I find that’s easiest to do if you go with a three-quarter shot instead of a full swing. Put the ball an inch back in your stance, cut your backswing down, and focus on solid contact—not hitting it as hard as you can. The ball will go five to 10 yards shorter than with a full swing, so remember to club up. 3.) Finish like a statue. To improve your tempo and rhythm, make a swing that lets you get into a balanced, wraparound position like I am here.

Whether it’s a fringe chip or a pitch in tall grass, my three short-game keys don’t change. 1.) Focus on a spot in front of the ball. To avoid hitting it fat, you want the low point of the swing to be after it strikes the ball. This technique will help you get a nice, clean strike. 2.) Minimize wrist action. My chipping and pitching swings don’t have a lot of hinge. In fact, there’s very little elbow or wrist bend all the way through the shot. That makes it easier to make good contact and keep the clubface square with the target. 3.)Use the big muscles. It’s tempting to hit these shots using mostly your hands and arms, but your consistency will improve if you put some body into the shot. My shoulders rotate toward the target on the downswing, and my sternum is in front of the ball by the time the club strikes it.

My process on the greens has helped me become one of the best putters in the game. This is one area where the right type of practice will allow you to focus on line and speed when you play.

My keys: 1.) At address, get your eyes directly over the ball, and make sure your hands aren’t leaning the shaft too much forward, back, in or out. Your eye-and-hand positions greatly affect accuracy. 2.) Focus on path and face. A smooth-and-controlled stroke will help make sure the face is square with your putting line at impact. If you can’t roll it on the right line, nothing else matters. 3.) Overestimate. Amateurs often fail to give their putts enough break or speed to reach the hole. Varying your putting scenarios in your warm-up will help get a better feel for line and speed that day. But when in doubt, overestimate both. Give every putt a chance to go in, and you can bet some of them will.

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Due to the amount of rain we have received and the amount coming tonight and tomorrow we have decided to close for the day and will reopen on Friday December 21st.http:/https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/bradenton-fl/34205/weather-radar/328159

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The golf course and restaurant will be closed for the rest of the day and reopen tomorrow Saturday for normal Business hours. Thank you and have a great day.

Tis the season to be jolly & relax with friends & family! Come to the MOC Bar & Grill to eat, drink, & be merry this holiday season!

We’ve got everything you need after a day of golf! Enjoy burgers, fries, wraps, dogs & more; Ask us about our great specials.
Never miss a minute- watch your favorite team play on one of our 6 flat screen TVs!

Happy Hour is happier at the MOC!

°  2 for $5.50 well drinks
° $1.50 house draft
° $2.50 domestic draft
° $3.50 house wine