Tonight’s Friday special is the Butterfly Shrimp Basket with French fries for $9.95.

Tonight we have brought back our Pork tenderloin sandwich with french fries. It is a fried pork tenderloin with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, Suraci mayo, served on a brioche bun with french fries.

Another new Friday night special will be the grilled barbecue pork sandwich served with french fries for $9.95. It is a grilled pork tenderloin with citrus chipotle barbecue sauce, apple slaw, served on a brioche bun with french fries also for $9.95.

We also have regular menu with salads , house salad, chef Salad, Greek Salad , Caesar salad, as well as trio salad of Tuna,chicken,and egg salad on a bed of lettuce. Happy hour two for one after well drinks after 3 pm as well as our house MOC beer on tap. Amber Bock, Stella Artois, Bud Light, Mich Ultra as well as Tampa Brewery Craft Beer Reef Donkey. Stop by for a good time in a casual sports bar atmosphere. 6 large flat screen TVs for all your sports needs. Open Friday until 8 pm. Open for breakfast weekends from 8:30 am until 6:00 pm on weekends.

Moccasin Wallow Golf Club is open to the Public

MOC Bar and Grill

9680 Buffalo Rd

Palmetto FL 34221

9417230500

On Monday February 25th and Wednesday February 27th we will be doing maintenance on the golf course and closing down the 1st tee for play at 2:00 pm. We will be putting a pre-emergent fertilizer which will have to be watered in immediately behind it. We will start on the 1st hole at 2 pm. On Wednesday the 27th we will have a 10th tee start and do the same routine. Thank you for understanding as this will continue to improve The MOC.

Buffalo road will be closing to thru traffic on February 25th from the golf course entrance off Buffalo rd south to the entrance of the Fairways at Imperial Lakewoods development and Bobby Jones Ct. The entrance can only be accessed off of Moccasin Wallow Road or will be able to be accessed by golf cart through normal traveled paths.

Coming from the south on Buffalo rd north of 69th street this is the route:

Turn right off onto Bobby Jones court until you reach Raes Creek
Turn Left on Raes Creek Pl and travel to 69th ave E
Turn Left onto 69th ave e and then then rt onto 91st st E
Turn Lt to 71st Ave E and proceed to Moccasin Wallow Rd
Turn Left on Moccasin Wallow Rd and take the next left and proceed directly to club entrance.

Thank you for your patience and we apologize for this inconvenience

Today is Monday January 28th and currently we are cart path only. We are assessing the golf course to hope that we can ride roughs by noon. any questions please contact the golf shop.
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Due to the weather forecast for today we have decided to close the golf course. Thank you very much.
The MOC

Due to the storms that have rolled through this morning we have closed the golf course for the day. We will reopen tomorrow Friday at normal business hours.
Thank you

We hope everyone had a safe, happy, and healthy new year so far. After the weather from this past summer, fall, and into December we had made the decision to over-seed the greens, collars, approaches, and greens surrounds. The greens which had suffered a disease, as well as a battle of insects and moles, have really rebounded well as we have created a very smooth putting surface after treating the affected areas with proper chemicals as well as some different maintenance practices.

Some may have noticed who have been here in the past three weeks that we have many new faces on our grounds crew. Craig Farrish is our new superintendent and has been in the business for 25 years with stops in Virginia, New York, Georgia, Kentucky, and Florida. Joining Craig on staff are  Doug, Clark, Shane, Andrew, Ox, Charlie, Jeff, Keith, and Chuck. The staff has been here for three weeks now and has really become a great unit. They have worked at a few of the best private clubs from Tampa all the way down to Naples and bring a lot of knowledge and experience with them to The MOC.  As many can see the attention to the golf course has improved and the attention to detail is being addressed. All of the tee beds have been sprayed for weeds and wood chips and mulch are continually being placed throughout the golf course. We have repainted tee markers as well as improved yardage marker visibility.

In the next few weeks, we are hoping to take delivery of new equipment which will continue to improve the course conditions and the overall MOC Experience. Getting a great consistent height of cut as well as a drier faster playing surface is our goal moving forward.

We are continuing to improve our restaurant experience with Michele and Tori s well as the kitchen with Jovani and Billy who started last week. Billy is an avid golfer and we look forward to the specials that Jovani and Billy bring to the table. We will be starting a special event dining nights very soon so be on the lookout for a Valentines Day dinner.

Recently everyone can see they have moved forward with the Publix shopping center and our entrance has been relocated on Buffalo Rd immediately after the turn off of Moccasin Wallow rd. We relocated one of our since to show where our new temporary entrance has moved to. This is the beginning of the complete relocation of Buffalo rd which probably will start their construction and closing of buffalo rd in the next few weeks.

For those coming to us from St Petersburg and Pinellas County please note that traffic the course must take exit 2 Highway 41 north and go 1 mile to Moccasin Wallow rd. Take a right and proceed 1.5 miles under I75 to the club entrance on Buffalo rd on the right side.

We are sorry for everyone’s inconvenience and we appreciate your continued support. We are committed to continue making Moccasin Wallow Golf Club a great course and experience for years to come.

Thank you very much and it’s always “a great day to Golf The MOC.”

 

f you’re topping your fairway woods or can’t hit them above the tree line, chances are you’re not staying in your address posture when you swing the club. If it makes you feel a little better, it’s a common fault—one that I’m going to help you correct.

Before I give you a simple swing thought to get those shots soaring, let’s talk a little about why you might be struggling to hit a 3-wood off the deck. For most amateurs, it starts with the wrong mind-set.

This is a stressful situation, because it’s not a shot you practice a lot or face more than a handful of times each round. You’re not used to pulling it off, and that lack of positive experience can produce anxiety that results in a bad swing. Another reason you struggle with these shots? You’re trying too hard to rip one high and far down the fairway. Getting home in two on a par 5, or reaching the green on a long par 4, comes from making solid, center-face contact with the ball­—not from swinging full out or trying to add loft to the shot with some body English. So swing your fairway woods without tension, and that includes pace. Don’t rush down from the top of the backswing, and don’t straighten up in the through-swing thinking this will get the ball up. On the contrary, it usually leads to that worm-burner you’re used to hitting.

Posture is the primary culprit for line drives and topped shots. If you think of the club moving along an arc determined by your posture at address, the moment you straighten up, you change the arc. Good luck hitting it in the center of the face when you do that. Things happen too fast to make the necessary adjustments.

So if you’re in need of one swing thought to help flush your next fairway wood, think maintain my address posture through impact. Feel like the ball simply gets in the way of your swing. You’re not hitting at the ball, you’re swinging through the ball.

This thought will improve your mechanics, and clear some of the clutter out of your mind that led to that nervous, clunky, rigid swing. You’ll hit the shot like you’re swinging a wedge.

Rick Smith, a Golf Digest Teaching Professional, recently opened a new academy, the Rick Smith Golf Performance Center at Trump National Doral in Miami.

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After marking ball on green and picking up ball, golfer or caddie drops ball, which rolls into water hazard, not retrievable. Replacement ball of exact brand and kind not available. What is penalty and how to continue?
—EARL HUSBAND, ODESSA, TEXAS

Ball lifted from putting green must be replaced. Must be exact ball. If not same ball, make/model no matter—substituting ball without authority under Rules. Two strokes or loss of hole is penalty. Also, One Ball Condition of Competition only encouraged for pros. Top-tier amateurs, too. Not for club play. Suggest: Grip ball tight!

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Three important physical attributes that lead to more power in the golf swing are strong gluteal muscles, core stability and ankle mobility. Strong glutes should be obvious. They are prime movers in the golf swing and control the action of the pelvis. You also need strong muscles around the mid-section of your body to stabilize it as you swing a club, especially at faster speeds. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to keep your balance and hitting the ball with the center of the clubface would be a real challenge. The third attribute might have surprised you, but it’s just as important. Ankle mobility matters particularly in transferring weight from your back foot near the top of the backswing into the front foot as you swing down. If you think of the footwork of players such as Tony Finau, Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas—very big hitters—you might have an easier time understanding why functional movement in the ankles is a crucial part of power generation. They have active feet and extremely mobile ankles. Most long-ball hitters leverage the ground to store up power and then spring upward through impact. A good example of this was Tiger Woods’ swing while working with Sean Foley.

So what exercise can you do in the gym to improve function in your power-generating muscles? Squats. But not just any squats. In fact, the majority of people should avoid doing most types of squats—especially traditional barbell squatting—as it is one of the easiest ways to injure your lower back. Instead, try goblet squats. This exercise is great because it’s amazingly self-regulating, both in terms of form and safety. If there are issues with core stability or ankle mobility, you’ll know it the minute you try a goblet squat. If your trunk lurches forward or you can’t drop your butt down until your elbows are about knee height—or lower—then you’ll know you need to spend some time on core stability exercises and ankle mobility exercises. Continuing to practice the goblet squat will help, but you need some extra work on the exercises provided in the links, too. As far as how much weight to use, I recommend starting with a lighter dumbbell or kettlebell and then progressing to heavier weight as your form and range of motion improve. If you can’t easily pick up the weight with one arm, start with something lighter.

To watch me demonstrate a goblet squat, click on the video below. Add these to your workout and you’ll be priming your body for better power generation when you play.

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