About The 2014 Westchester Golf Guide

We explore more than 50 different approaches to hitting the ball farther, straighter, and fewer times per round.

Golf is a game of hope. The best thing about the sport is that we always expect to play better—next time we tee it up. In fact, considering how most of us score, if we didn’t have at least a glimmer of hope, we’d have given up the game long ago.

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Dave Donelson

That’s why we’ve devoted much of this issue of Westchester/Hudson Valley Golf to ways you can play better golf. We explore more than 50 different approaches to hitting the ball farther, straighter, and fewer times per round. You’ll not only find some simple but effective tips from the 2013 Met PGA Teacher of the Year, Mike Diffley, but a collection of the best (and cheapest) golf-training aids used by six other leading local pros. New to the game or want to get started? We’ll show you where and how to do it with a complete listing of golf schools, ranges, teachers, and organizations that will take the mystery and embarrassment out of the game for you. And if you’re past the newbie stage, we’ll show you some strategies you may not have thought of to hone your almost-perfect game.

One of the best ways to play better golf—and enjoy the game even more—is to test your skills on new courses. This year, we explore 17 public and private courses in Westchester, the Hudson Valley, and beyond to Vermont, the Poconos, and Hilton Head Island. We also asked local golf professionals to tell us the hardest holes they face on their home courses in Westchester so you can see how your game stacks up against theirs.

Want to play better golf? Sure you do! That’s why we think you’ll enjoy this year’s issue of Westchester/Hudson Valley Golf.

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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