Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Live Drawing for a One Night Stay @ The Shore Cliff Lodge, Pismo Beach, California During the Saturday, February 25th Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Show

Live drawing on the air during the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy program Saturday, February 25th, 2012 for a one night stay at the Shore Cliff lodge!  Check out their website at Shorecliff.com and enter by clicking on the link there is no purchase necessary - http://www.golftalkradio.com/partners/newsletter.php

Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Golf Experience @ The Links Course in Paso Robles, California

Come check out the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Golf Experience at The Links Golf Course in Paso Robles, California!  Join anytime and all instructors are PGA Professionals with over 75 years of teaching experience combined - http://www.golftalkradio.com/instruction/clinics.php  For more informaiton contact Mike Brabenec, PGA Teaching Professional at 805-431-7615 or mike@golftalkradio.com.  You can also call The Links at Paso Robles Golf Course at 805-227-4567 or visit there website here.

                                                                            Keep it on course,

                                                                            Mike & Billy

Monday, January 30, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Offers - Wild Wings Golf Club - $21 for 18-holes, Cart and Range Balls & Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Club - $49 for 18-holes, Cart Rental and Range Balls "Together We Save!"

Wild Wings Golf Club
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Swing on down to the valleys of Yolo County for an unbelievable day of golf with today’s feature: $21 for 18 Holes with Cart and a Small Bucket of Range Balls at Wild Wings Golf Club in Woodland near Sacramento ($47 Value. Expires April 30, 2012.)

Todd Eckenrode, renowned architect and founder of Origins Golf Design Group, envisioned and built Wild Wings Golf Club in 2005. Along with the combined knowledge of his partners, Eckenrode created a nine-hole experience that rivals any other layout in the region. Eckenrode’s well-known creativity is exemplified by the undulated greens and open fairway designs intended to provide unimaginable views alongside inspirational approach shots. In Wild Wings Golf Club's full-length, nine-hole design, you'll find a place of both beauty and skill.

Spanning a distance of 3,157 yards, this nine-hole masterpiece has received the vote as “Best Golf Course in Yolo County” by the Daily Democrat twice in three years and rated “Best Greens in the Valley” by the Sacramento Bee two years in a row. With exceptional course conditions that exceed the expectations set by any public or private course in the Sacramento area, Wild Wings Golf Club promises all who visit a challenging round with signature snapshots. As each hole promises distinct difference from the last, this round provides golfers a chance to admire the beautiful Yolo landscapes while utilizing every shot in your bag.

With speedy bent grass greens and wide, undulating Bermuda fairways, Wild Wings Golf Club has shattered the expectations of a nine-hole course and is now anticipated to give golfers one amazing hole after another. With majestic elevated views, manicured bunkers and over 13 lakes in play, this unbelievable beauty of a course has been welcoming back visitors who can't get enough time and again.

While visiting Wild Wings Golf Club don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy a glass of Northern California wine on the elevated outdoor deck of The Nest Bar & Grill. Or perhaps even a delightful meal from their exceptional menu while enjoying the view of the sunset over the first fairway is more your style? Whatever your preference, the friendly staff at Wild Wings Golf Club are quick to set you up with whatever option you like.

So make it a point to visit Wild Wings Golf Club this season. With elite playing conditions, gorgeous surroundings, rolling fairways and an exclusive atmosphere, you’re sure to revisit this walk on the “wild” side!

Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Club

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Skip town for an unbelievable day of sunshine, simple shots and skilled swings just outside of San Diego with today’s unbeatable feature: $49 for 18 Holes with Cart and a Small Bucket of Range Balls at Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Club in San Diego ($110 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until April 30, 2012.)

Designed by renowned golf architect Ron Fream, Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Club provides players the thrilling round they anticipate from a highly competitive course. Hosting numerous US Open qualifying rounds, Carmel Mountain Ranch has attributed much of its success to its impeccable landscaping, well-maintained grounds, first-class customer service and exceptional beauty.

Weaving in and out of residential surroundings, this detached design gives golfers a sense of privacy on every hole, leaving them with an all-around "course-to-yourself" experience. This winding design has been a local favorite for many years because of its appetizing greens for hungry players. Blazing fast and intended to bring out the best in your short game, the putting surfaces at Carmel Mountain Ranch make this suburban dream course a true test for your putter.

And while dreaming of your next smooth-as-silk eight-footer for birdie, don’t forget to think about pin placement while making your approach, or else that eight-footer becomes a twenty-footer for bogey very quickly. Panoramic mountain views, elevation changes and tree-lined fairways tie together aesthetics with the aforementioned playability, making for an elite mixture of exciting challenges and majestic snapshots.

Playing 6,627 yards with a rating of 73.2/133, the par-72, 18-hole design offers more than just your average round. The distinctive rolling terrain and winding layout present imposing barrancas, pot bunkers, running streams and natural boulder formations. While Carmel Moutain Ranch demands accuracy and pure putts, this delightful design is versatile enough to cater to golfers of any and all skill levels.

The fine details don’t just stop on the course as The Grill Room offers guests a worthy dining experience topped off with spotless service, full bar and a unique menu. This exquisite clubhouse over looks the flawless fairways of this exceptional golf course, and it’s easy to see why this facility is rated so highly — so stay a while and experience what Carmel Mountain can offer! With such an admirable reputation, Carmel Mountain Ranch Golf Club is sure to be one “sweet” deal!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

1.28.12 - Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program Posted To Our FREE Podcast Page

Just posted to the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy FREE podcast page the 1.28.2012 show with Jim McLean, PGA - Top 5 Golf Instructor, Golf Digest discussing his new book "The Complete Hogan" and Mike Bender, PGA - Top 5 Golf Instructor Golf Digest answering listener emails and discussing the BenderStik.  Here is the link to our FREE podcast page - http://golftalkradiomikeandbilly.libsyn.com/rss Get your GTRadio phone apps for iPhone at iTunes and for Android at Amazon.com. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Gilroy Golf Course - $24 for 18-holes and Cart!

Gilroy Golf Course
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Embark on the unique design that this eleven hole course can offer with today's feature: $24 for 18 Holes with Cart at Gilroy Golf Course in Santa Clara ($48 Value. Expires April 1, 2012.)

Known as the "Best Eleven-Hole Golf Course in America," Gilroy Golf Course lays out much differently than your typical 18. Only eleven holes? How, you ask? Don't be shy, as this little beauty's appeal lies in its clever design. While the front nine sets up more traditionally, the back nine utilizes seven of the front nine holes from alternate angles and lengths to give golfers a slight dose of déjà-vu.

Placed deep in the Uvas Valley, the still-unspoiled surroundings of this nature-friendly layout are in full view of golfers, ready to be taken in from tee box to clubhouse. Offering generously wide tree-lined fairways and small unforgiving greens, Gilroy Golf Course sets golfers up for both victory and defeat. Designed for golfers of all skill levels, this quaint little course caters to both the love of the game and the beauty that surrounds it. The attention paid to the natural details can only be described as remarkable, and Gilroy Golf Course makes excellent use of its land, with rolling fairways, elevated views, panoramic snapshots and pristine putting conditions.

Built by local farmers and business men in 1923, the original course plays mostly true to its initial design. A classic golf theme with a twist, the hand-built Gilroy Golf Course has had very few renovations, giving guests the feeling of a playing a true small-town treasure. Playing anywhere between 5,200 and 6,000 yards, this par-70 set up is perfect for both the beginner and the natural. And however your round progresses, stop once in awhile to enjoy the panoramic views of Santa Clara's southern tip along with the Gabilan Mountain Range from atop the elevated tee of the par-3 No. 8. With serene beauty and abundant wildlife, this treat in the Uvas Valley is more than you and your golf bag bargained for.

Why not play a round at one of California's most unique little hideaways? Plan a day of natural beauty, chip shots, perfect putts and delightful drives all while taking in some of the West Coast's most beautiful backdrops. So venture out and encounter a truly amazing round of golf at Gilroy Golf Course — sure to be something you've never experienced before!

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" Whittier Narrows Golf Course Near Los Angeles - $29 for Green Fee, Cart Rental and Range Balls

Whittier Narrows Golf Course
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Play among a little LA County history more than 50 years in the making with today’s feature: $29 for 18 Holes with Cart and a Large Bucket of Range Balls at Whittier Narrows Golf Course in Los Angeles ($60 Value. Expires April 1, 2012.)

Just south of I-10 in Rosemead and a short drive from Los Angeles, you’ll come across Whittier Narrows Golf Course, one of the Greater Los Angeles area’s premier courses. Though construction finished in the spring of 1955, Whittier Narrows' classically designed layout — granted to it by its designer, renowned ASGCA course architect William F. Bell — contributes greatly to its longevity.

Whitter Narrows consists currently of three nine-hole courses — "River," "Pine" and "Mountain" — that are packaged as the 18-hole, par-72 layout Whittier Narrows 1 Course, and the 9-hole, par-34 Whittier Narrows 2 Course. Measuring 6,864 yards from the championship tees, "1 Course" combines the River and Pine courses, while Whittier Number 2 Course consists solely of up to 2,728 yards of the Mountain course.

Along with meticulously maintained conditions, you’ll find beauty equal to be equal to the challenge at Whittier Narrows with its undulating Bermuda grass fairways with heaps of punishing bunkers and other features to keep you in check. As you can imagine this facility provides great views along with great golf. It’s what all golfers seek: A layout that elevates both your game and your spirit.

Upon arrival, warm up before your round at Whittier Narrows’ practice facilities, which consist of chipping and putting greens as well as a full-service driving range. Then, since you’re already working on improving your game, swing into Whittier Narrows’ pro shop, where knowledgeable staff is on hand to service Greater Los Angeles with all things golf. Lastly, why play 18 holes when you can play 19? Your round isn’t complete without a stop at Whittier Narrows' Café, one of the better 19th holes you’re likely to come across.

Great golf doesn’t always have to come at great cost and a great drive, so come out to Whittier Narrows and experience the challenge, beauty and history of this 50-plus year history!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

1.28.2012 Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program - Jim McLean, PGA & His New Book "The Complete Hogan" & Mike Bender, Top 5 Greatest Teachers Golf Digest Golf Tips

On the Saturday, January 28th, 2012 Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy radio program Jim McLean joins Mike & Billy to discuss his new book "The Complete Hogan".  Mike Bender, Top 5 Greatest Golf Instructor Golf Digest also joins Mike & Billy to discuss some golf tips.  Listen to the show live at http://www.espnradio1280.com/ from 8am to 10am PST.  Visit Jim McLean's website at http://www.jimmclean.com/ and Mike Bender's website at http://www.mikebender.com/.  Get you GTRadio phone apps for iPhone at iTunes and for Android at http://www.amazon.com/

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Pajaro Valley Golf Club - $37 - 18-holes, Golf Cart Rental and Range Balls

Pajaro Valley Golf Club

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Enjoy a magnificent round of golf just inland of Monterey Bay with today’s feature: $37 for 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls at Pajaro Valley Golf Club in Royal Oaks ($78 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until April 30, 2012.)

Pajaro Valley Golf Club is nestled just West of Monterey Bay and Highway 1 halfway up the California Coastline. Playing alongside scenic backdrops with a frequent coastal breeze, this temperate peninsula course features course conditions primed for playing perfection. With no two holes alike, this course offers its guests the ideal layout for golfers in possession of an avid imagination.

Originally designed by Floyd McFarland in 1922, Parajo Valley Golf Club was later renovated in 1975 by the well-known architect and author Robert Muir Graves. The redesign accents Pajaro Valley’s wide rolling fairways with Monterey Cypress and Pine trees, creating an experience that plays like a game of chess: If one doesn't think a couple move ahead, one's due for a tricky approach.

Laid out amongst surrounding forests and rolling hills, the par-72, 6,664-yard course at Parajo Valley brims with challenges and natural beauty. Drastic elevation changes painted with tree-lined fairways make for a combination of fantastic shots - with both camera and club - while still catering to players of all skill levels.

Famous - or infamous, depending on your take - for its tight, slick and well-protected greens, low scores at Pajaro Valley Golf Club are no easily obtained without a strong short game. A few fantastic, well-placed drives would go far to keep you in contention, but beware, with greens that are known for speed, true roll and utter perfection, this is one occasion you may put your putter to the test.

With its location close to the Elkhorn Slough - a natural habitat beloved by hundreds of species of plants and animals, including over 350 species of birds alone - it's no surprise that the course is intertwined with native beauty. In fact, this rare combination is one of the most oft-cited reasons why Parajo Valley Golf Club is considered a regional favorite by so many.

So whether it’s a planned stop on your way up the coast or just a check-in to your local favorite, play a round at Pajaro Valley Golf Club and appreciate Mother Nature's gift of golf.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

1.24.2012 - NO GOLFING ALLOWED!!!

So I wake up this morning and go outside to get the paper and this is the front page story (see picture). Why do you think there is NO GOLFING ALLOWED?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fantasy Golf 2012 - Kerplookee.com - Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy - it's FREE!

Fantasy Golf 2012 is coming up fast!  Join Golf Talk Radio with Mike and Billy at http://www.kerplookee.com/ for FREE!  There will be weekly prizes for winners, segment prizes and one overall champion prize.  Go to "Teams & Leagues" at http://www.kerplookee.com/ and join the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy group. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Camarillo Springs Golf Course, Orange County - $31 for 18-holes, Cart Rental and Range Balls

Camarillo Springs Golf Course

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life with today’s GroupGolfer feature at Camarillo Springs Golf Club in Orange County: $31 for 18 Holes with Cart and a Small Bucket of Range Balls at Camarillo Springs Golf Course in Camarillo ($62 Value. Expires May 1, 2012.)

The beautiful Camarillo Springs Golf Course was designed in 1971 by Ted Robinson on the original Camarillo Ranch, and it opened up to the public in 1972. Nestled along the foothills of the Conejo Mountains, it is known for its gorgeous weather, beautiful mountain views, unmatched privacy and amazing wildlife — one of Ventura County's best offerings!

The course is designed in the parkland style with a 70.2 rating and 115 slope, offering golfers a unique experience with paramount views. All 6,375 yards of this 18-hole course cut carefully in and around the towering rock formations of Camarillo for a challenging par of 72 that will leave one thing on your mind after playing an afternoon round: "When is the next available tee time?"

On a hot California day, Camarillo Springs is a perfect place to hide out from the brutal rays of the sun. Drawing its name from the beautiful water features that come into play on 11 holes of the course, Camarillo Springs has mercy on its golfers with gentle ocean breezes throughout the hot summer months.

Don’t worry about packing a cooler when you head out to this course; the Camarillo Springs restaurant offers a full menu and bar that returning golfers rave about. If you’ve got some down time while waiting for your group to show up, browse the fully-stocked pro shop or take full advantage of the practice area featuring a 35-tee driving range, putting green, chipping area and the most knowledgeable teaching pros to help improve your game.

Whether you live in either the Los Angeles or Santa Barbara areas, there’s no excuse not to take an impromptu 45 mile drive along the 101 freeway to check out this remarkable course in Camarillo at this price.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program - January 21st, 2012 - Kerplookee.com & Mike Bender, PGA Top 5 Instructor Golf Digest

On the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy program January 21st, 2012 - Kerplokee.com Fantasy Golf and Mike Bender, Top 5 Greatest Golf Teachers Golf Digest.  Listen to the show LIVE at http://www.espnradio1280.com/.  Get your Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy app for iPhone at iTunes or Android at http://www.amazon.com/.  Visit http://www.golftalkradio.com/ for show information, contests and more!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - San Ramon Golf Club $29 for 18-holes with Cart Rental and Range Balls - Only 12 hours left!

San Ramon Golf Club

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San Ramon Golf Club is that exciting, entertaining championship course you’ve been looking for near the Bay Area, and your chance to experience it for yourself has arrived with today’s feature: $29 for 18 Holes with Cart and a Small Bucket of Range Balls at San Ramon Golf Club in San Ramon ($67 Value. Expires April 15, 2012.)

With unique hazards threatening to kidnap your ball on many of the holes, you’ll face a modest challenge throughout all of San Ramon’s full eighteen. Whether it’s a suburban backyard or a floating green, be sure to make shot accuracy a priority when teeing off.

San Ramon Golf Club is the perfect venue for serious golfers to loosen their grip a bit and have fun with an interesting layout while those who are newer to the game can test their developing skills around every bend. The 71.1 rating and 122 slope appeals to every California golfer looking for an afternoon with their favorite pastime.

The par-72 course draws crowds with exceptionally manicured and smooth-rolling greens, not to mention the famous island greens on the 9th and 18th holes. Even the most seasoned golfers find themselves breaking a sweat on these noteworthy par 4’s.

Equipped with a well-maintained driving range, state-of-the-art video simulator, putting green, and chipping and bunker areas, San Ramon Golf Club has plenty to keep you busy while waiting for the rest of your foursome to arrive. If you happened to donate a few balls to the residents of San Ramon, the pro shop has got you covered. Friendly staff and highly-trained golf pros work hard to make sure your experience here is one that you’ll never forget.

You’ll want to book your next tee time before you have a chance to load up your clubs because you know you’ll just be dreaming about perfecting your approach to those island holes until your next trip to San Ramon.

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Temecula Creek Inn Golf Package Special - Only 12 hours left!

Temecula Creek Inn

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When you live in a place where there’s rarely a time of year that you can't grab your bag and play a round, the only question remaining is where you’ll go! Luckily, we're here to help answer that question and get you on the course in no time – so check out today's feature and get to it: $209 ($104.50 pp) for a Twosome Package: Each Person Gets One Night's Lodging PLUS Unlimited Golf with Cart and Range Balls at Temecula Creek Inn in Temecula ($431 Value. Expires May 15, 2012.)

In the breathtaking wine country of California, Temecula Creek Inn is a beauty among beauty. The 27-hole championship course is composed of three rustic and challenging nines – The Creek Course, The Oaks Course and Stonehouse – which collectively earned a 4-star rating from Golf Digest. There’s much variation found here, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to showcase your most creative shot selections.

Holes like the par-3 No. 3 on The Oaks will test your accuracy as its green is well guarded by water. Club selection is key to ensure a safe landing on the green – a lapse in judgment here means going for a swim. There’s also plenty of birdies out here for the taking, like on the par-5 No. 8 on The Creek. If you can manage three solid swings, there’s an excellent chance to get one back here. And the most challenging hole you're likely to come across is also among the most beautiful: With a steep downhill grade from tee to green, No. 6 on Stonehouse is the kind of hole that keeps you coming back for more time and time again.

Should you require a little help with your game, whether it be a few practice strokes, a couple lessons, or some new gear, Temecula Creek Inn has your back. From their full-service driving range and pro-shop to their PGA instructors, Temecula Creek has everything you could wish for. You can even pre-game with hole-by-hole pro pointers found on Temecula Creek’s website, available to help you get a leg up on your competition.

Lastly, whether you’re coming in from out of town or from just down the road, you’ll feel right at home while visiting the luxurious Temecula Creek Inn. The accommodations here are plush and elegant – sure to put you right to sleep after a relaxing twilight round and leave you feeling refreshed and ready to attack the course in the morning.

If you’ve been looking for that rare and secret spot where luxury, quality and sheer beauty combine for a rich, memorable experience, we’re confident your search ends here, at Temecula Creek Inn.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Mare Island Golf Club in Vallejo near San Francisco - $27 for 18-holes with Cart Rental and Range Balls

Mare Island Golf Club

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Playing a round at Mare Island Golf Club is like playing a round in history. If you’ve not yet had the chance to visit this course, today’s feature is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for: $27 for 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls at Mare Island Golf Club in Vallejo near San Francisco ($62 Value. Expires April 16, 2012.)

Located in Vallejo, Mare Island Golf Club was established back in 1892 — that makes this course the oldest course west of the Mississippi! The par-70, 6,150-yard course has recently expanded back to a full 18-hole facility designed by respected Pacific Rim architect Robin Nelson. The new course was designed with the goal of challenging golfers of all abilities. "The majority of holes offer a magnificent view of San Pablo Bay, the Napa River, Mount Tamalpais and on a clear day the Golden Gate Bridge. No other Bay Area course has more panoramic vistas," according to the course.

The course at Mare Island Golf Club offers two distinct layouts: The front nine has a more traditional course design featuring small greens and tight, tree-lined fairways; whereas the back nine, having been redesigned by Nelson in 1999, is links-style, and will have you playing through rolling hills, swelling fairways, and large, carefully manicured greens. Gorgeous seaside vistas will surround you on the island, with views of San Pablo Bay on one side and the Napa River on the other. On especially clear days it is even possible to spot the Golden Gate Bridge.

Reviews are positive: "…the back nine (which are links style with elevation changes as opposed to the older nine, mature tree-lined fairways with small pie-shaped greens...the front has two of the coolest par-3s you will ever see on one nine of golf, one is a narrow look with the green cut out of a cliff wall, the other is an all uphill look over a lake about 210 carry to the green…" raved one reviewer on golflinks.com.

Mare Island Golf Course also features an on-site restaurant with food and spirits, so you'll never have to worry about your hunger or thirst after your round!

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - The Champions Club at The Retreat in Corona - $39 for 18-holes, Cart Rental & Range Balls

Champions Club at The Retreat

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Enjoy a truly unique golf and practice experience with today’s feature: $39 for 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls at Champions Club at The Retreat in Corona ($94 Value. Expires May 1, 2012.)

The renowned architects of Nicklaus Design created one of their most inspired courses when they laid out the championship golf course for Champions Club at The Retreat. Members and public golfers alike will be thrilled by the challenges it offers. With a 73.9/145 course/slope rating, this is one golf course that will require control and the use of every club in the bag — fortunately, there are four different sets of tees to choose from so you can pick your own poison and tee off with a fair start.

The 6,765-yard golf course takes full advantage of its naturally beautiful location at the base of the Cleveland National Forest. Elevation changes provide an array of distinctive hole layouts while offering panoramic views of the forest and surrounding valley. Golfers will feel secluded on the course, surrounded by the rolling hills and local wildlife. The par 3 third is a perfect example of what you will find yourself doing besides taking pictures. With the forest at your back you will feel like you are on the edge of the earth as you calculate what club you will hit downhill to the green.

Wide, undulating fairways lead to multi-tiered greens to make every round a unique golf experience. It's a golf course you can play again and again without any two rounds feeling alike. Make sure you check out the Pro’s Tips before heading out to the first tee. Look at it as a cheat sheet to your round.

So, no matter your skill level grab your clubs and head for the forest where we know you will enjoy one truly unique golf experience

Saturday, January 14, 2012

1.14.12 - Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program Posted to FREE Podcast Page - Mike Bender, PGA Top 5 Instructor & Kerplookee.com Fantasy Golf

1.14.12 - Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program posted to our FREE podcast page.  Mike Bender, PGA Top 5 Teacher joins Mike & Billy to discuss golf training aids and Chuck Fridinger calls into the show to talk some Fantasy Golf 2012 at Kerplookee.com join the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy group it's FREE!  Get your Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy iPhone and Android apps at iTunes or Amazon.com today.  Podcast here - http://golftalkradiomikeandbilly.libsyn.com/webpage

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy - "Together We Save!" - The River Course at Alisal in Solvang, California near Santa Barbara

River Course at the Alisal

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The year-round sunshine, picturesque ocean, mountain and valley views and rustic beauty of Californiaʼs central coast makes River Course at Alisal a must-play. Factor in todayʼs deal, and itʼs a no-brainer: $45 for 18 Holes with Cart PLUS 15 Percent Off Food at River Course at the Alisal in Solvang near Santa Barbara ($99 Value. Expires May 15, 2012.)

Built in 1992, and making itʼs Hollywood debut in 2004ʼs feature film Sideways, is one of Santa Barbaraʼs golfing gems, the River Course at Alisal. Set in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains and alley, with softly rolling terrain and manicured fairways this accommodating course is playable at every experience level. The par-72, 6,830 yard course will give you a run for your money but wonʼt leave you begging for mercy. Players will be rewarded for length and accuracy, but casual golfers need not worry; the decently wide fairways and large, slightly undulating greens will be forgiving. Consisting mostly of par-4ʼs with a few par-3ʼs and par-5ʼs peppered in, it is a course for all.

The four lakes and Santa Ynez river, that the course sometimes follows, ensure not only gorgeous landscaping but a little challenge as well. However, the hole that will require the most of you will surely be the 438-yard, par-4 number seven. Go too big off the tee and youʼre likely to end up in the adjacent vineyard, hook it and the lake will claim it. The elegance of River Course at Alisal doesnʼt end on the course. River Course at Alisal boasts an assortment of quality amenities to keep you at the top of your game. A driving range, putting green, restaurant, pro shop and an expansive variety f instructional programs with PGA and LPGA pros.

If breathtaking panoramic views, challenging golf and good deals arenʼt your thing, then maybe you should let this pass you by. But if you can appreciate majestic scenery and not only a good round, but a good round at a great price; then you know what to do.

Friday, January 13, 2012

1.14.2012 - Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program - Mike Bender, PGA Professional & Top 5 Instructor & Kerplookee.com Fantasy Golf 2012

On the 1.14.2012 Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program it's Mike Bender, Top 5 Golf Instructor and Kerplookee.com Fantasy Golf 2012!  See more information below on Mike Bender and his Golf Academy or visit http://www.mikebender.com/.  To join Mike & Billy for Kerplookee.com Fantasy Golf 2012 visit Kerplookee.com and join the Group "Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy".  Listen to the show LIVE on Saturday, January 14th from 8am to 10am PST on http://www.espnradio1280.com/

The Mike Bender Golf Academy offers completely customized programs taught by two National Teachers of the Year using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and unique proven training methods used by multiple major champions. It doesn't get any better than this.
Named among the Top 25 Golf Schools in America by Golf Magazine, the Mike Bender Golf Academy would be pleased to create one of our fully-customized instruction programs for you or your group on the dates of your choice.

Our academy is focused on providing the highest quality instructors and proven techniques that improve your skills and your enjoyment of the game. Most of our guests choose two to four hours of instruction each day. Instruction normally takes place in the mornings followed by lunch and then golf in the afternoons. Some students choose to add additional instruction after playing each day. Our instructors are also available to observe your play on the course. Your schedule is completely up to you and is fully customizable to your needs.

All of our custom golf school programs include:
•    All instruction fees with one of the most talented teaching staffs in America.
•    All range balls and the use of our state-of-the-art practice facilities including our world famous MEGSA Perfect Practice Equipment.
•    A Mike Bender Golf Academy Instructional Notebook.
•    A take home DVD of your swing with your coaches’ recommendations.
•    Green fees and cart fees (if you choose to play golf).
•    Welcome gifts.
•    Lunch each day at Magnolia Plantation.

The Mike Bender Golf Academy's fully-customized programs are unique among the game's top academies. To better understand your needs we have developed a short survey below. When you complete the survey, the results will be forwarded to our golf school manager who will contact you to answer your questions and to build the perfect golf school experience for your needs and budget.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - The Golf Club of California - $42 for 18-holes with Cart and Range Balls

The Golf Club of California

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Allow us to welcome you to play a round or two at this Southern California gem with today’s feature: $42 for 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls at The Golf Club of California in Fallbrook ($100 Value. Expires April 13, 2012.)

With all the amenities of a private club, The Golf Club of California in Fallbrook will surely impress even the most seasoned player who’s seen and played it all. Course conditions are at their peak since reopening to the public in the last year. Fast greens, lush fairways and well-kept tee boxes are just a few of the characteristics you should always expect from a top-notch golf course and The Golf Club of California does not disappoint its guests.

Don’t expect to play an easy 18 while you’re here. This Fallbrook course places heavy emphasis on accuracy and control with hazards of every kind on either side of a majority of the tees. This moderate-length course measures 6,850 yards from the back tees, and adds to its length with a uniquely clever par 72-design from the combined mastermind of Johnny Pott and Wade Cable.

The course was designed to naturally integrate with ancient oaks, majestic sycamores, towering eucalyptus trees and beautiful red-top grasses that line the manicured fairways and undulating greens. Stunning white sand bunkers and colorful wildflowers add beautiful contrast to the course, while a variety of elevation changes provide tranquil backcountry views.

The Golf Club of California truly is every golfer’s dream with the perfect mix of challenging play, flawless conditions and spectacular scenery from every turn of the course. You’re welcome to spend the day on the grounds and take full advantage of the first-class driving range and full-service clubhouse. The only thing The Golf Club of California doesn’t do is clean your clubs. Oh wait — they’ll do that too.

Monday, January 9, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Lost Canyons Golf Club - $59 for Unlimited Golf with Cart & Range Balls!

Lost Canyons Golf Club

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The hustle and bustle that is Los Angeles can be somewhat overwhelming at times. Take a well-deserved break at Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley with today’s GroupGolfer feature: $59 for Unlimited Golf with Cart and Range Balls Monday Thru Friday OR 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls Saturday or Sunday at Lost Canyons Golf Club in Simi Valley ($131 Value. Expires April 15, 2012.)

Both the Shadow and Sky courses at Lost Canyons Golf Club will surely test your skills while putting every club in your bag to work. The exceptional Pete Dye/Fred Couples design makes it difficult to take your eyes off of the scenery long enough to tee off. Between the blind turns, tight fairways and fast greens, there’s just no time to think about that infuriating client you’ve been dodging all week. If you’ve been looking for a challenge, you’ve definitely found it with Lost Canyons.

At Ventura County’s only 36-hole golf club, try your luck on both courses and compare the unique character of each. The Sky Course follows canyon ridge lines that offer spectacular panoramic views of the Santa Susana Mountains. The Shadow Course winds along the rolling canyon floor and offers a breathtaking scene of White Face Mountain. With the Sky Course being the longer of the two at 7,250 yards from the back tees, each Championship course is a par 72 with surprises around every turn. However, both courses place a premium on accuracy and positioning, demanding nothing but precise, clean shots from any of the 5 available tees.

Lost Canyons Golf Club is a beautiful, full-service facility that offers a 65-tee driving range, course concessions, full bar and banquet room, fully-stocked pro shop and the most welcoming of staff. Take advantage of this GroupGolfer feature now because you won’t see this kind of deal anywhere else!

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Auburn Valley Golf Club - $25 for 18-holes with Golf Cart Rental & Range Balls

Auburn Valley Golf Club

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Experience some of the finest golf that Northern California has to offer with today’s feature: $25 for 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls at Auburn Valley Golf Club in Auburn near Sacramento ($64 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until April 1, 2012.)

Auburn Valley Golf Club came to life in 1960 in Auburn, California, springing from the minds of Bob Bissett and Larry Curtola. This 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course stretches over 6,831 yards of Bermuda grass from the tips with a course/slope rating 72.7/129.

Auburn Valley Golf Club boasts a creative yet purposeful design challenging golfers of all abilities with multiple tee locations. Auburn Valley is a true shot-maker's course that will likely make you use every club in your bag. While known for its undulating bent grass fairways and super fast greens, Auburn Valley also possesses gorgeous scenery that comes as one of the perks of being located in the foothills of Northern California.

Complete your visit to Auburn Valley Golf Club by swinging into the pro shop and shopping for the latest in clubs and apparel, of which the club maintains a wide selection. The club also offers golf lessons and junior clinics to help improve your game or the game of your youngest player. Professional staff will assist in the selection of both equipment to improve your game and clothing you need to stay warm in the winter or cool in the summer, as well as provide expert, trustworthy instruction.

Be sure to pay homage to the Valley View Grille Restaurant as well for a wide array of food choices, from Fish-and-Chips to the classic soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers.

Just north of Sacramento, you'll find Auburn Valley Golf Club, the perfect diamond hidden in the foothills, where 18 holes will surely leave you satisfied!

Friday, January 6, 2012

1.7.12 Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program - Kerplookee Fantasy Golf & Sean Martin, Senior Writer for Golfweek Magazine on the PGA Tour for 2012

On the 1.07.2012 Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Program - an interview with Chuck Fridinger from Kerplookee.com discussing the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Fantasy Challenge for 2012.  Also calling into the show will be Sean Martin, Senior Writer for Golfweek Magazine to discuss the 2012 PGA Tour Season.  Check out the latest GroupGolfer.com deals at the Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy Blog they are going fast - http://golftalkradiowithmikeandbilly.blogspot.com/  Listen to the show LIVE over the internet at http://www.espnradio1280.com/ from 8am to 10am PST.  Get your Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy phone apps for iPhone at iTunes and for Android at Amazon.com.  Keep it on course,  Mike & Billy!

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Rob Roy Golf Club - $17 for 9-Holes with Cart & an $8 Food Voucher!

Rob Roy Golf Club

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Looking for a quaint little round of golf hidden amidst Northern California mountains? Then look no further than today’s feature: $17 for 9 Holes with Cart and an $8 Food Voucher at Rob Roy Golf Club in Cobb ($34 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until May 1, 2012.)

The nine-hole course at Rob Roy Golf Club, formerly known as Hoberg's Forest Lake Golf Course and also Cobb Meadows Golf Club, was originally opened for play in 1953. Nestled high above the coastline at 3,600 feet, this picturesque northern course sits high in the mountains, offering that familiar and comfortable feeling that comes with open air and the Great Outdoors.

This par-62 features 4,494 yards of pristine playing conditions with a course rating of 61.8/105. With bunkers scattered on every hole and a creek nestled tightly through the layout, its welcoming design keeps visitors coming back over and over again. Known for it’s enchanting backdrops and venerable upkeep, Rob Roy has been recognized as one of the areas most charming golf hideaways for many years.

Rob Roy Golf Club also has quite a history: After being abandoned for many years, shortly after WWII the club was reopened and renamed by Pat Donaldson and his wife. Later, their daughter Colleen and husband John Lindstrom took over and now manage the course together. First meeting on the course at the early age of 9, Colleen and John have turned this fabulous Northern California gem into a literal labor of love.

Find everything you need when it comes to a short golf game at this amazing course but don’t forget to stop in at the locally recognized Creekside Grill. Known by anyone and everyone in the area, this restaurant boasts a delicious brunch menu to all on the weekends. With a menu that receives ratings off the chart and the ability to cater to all size crowds this hidden delight is something that you shouldn’t consider skipping!

So make a day of it: Play a round and enjoy dinner at the Creekside Grill with your favorite partner. With fresh air, great company and great value, Rob Roy Golf Club is one adventure you'll want to share with others!

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - The Links at Summerly, Lake Elsinore - $29 for 18-Holes with Cart and Range Balls

The Links at Summerly

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Bust out the knickers, it’s time to get back to your golf roots with today’s feature: $29 for 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls at the Links at Summerly in Lake Elsinore ($70 Value. Expires April 1, 2012.)

Nestled between Southern California's largest natural lake, Lake Elsinore, the Ortega Mountains and the Cleveland Natural Forest, the Links at Summerly's stunning par-72, nearly 7,000-yard layout was designed by renowned golf course architect Cal Olson to fit seamlessly into the natural landscape. Natural mounding, pristine rolling terrain and three miles of Scottish-style burns provide the look and feel of traditional links-style courses of the British Isles.

The burns on this course will definitely test your skills and patience but golfers appreciate the links-style course as it is one of a kind in Southern California. Kidney-shaped bunkers and seemingly endless twists and turns will challenge golfers of all skill levels to use every club in their bag in order to navigate this breathtaking masterpiece.

"Golfers will need to use their imagination, be creative and improvise," says Olson. "Every hole has been designed to provide golfers with a variety of playing strategies, as well as offer an authentic, traditional Scottish-style golf experience in a serene, natural setting. From the traditional design of the course to the array of outstanding amenities, the Links at Summerly will offer Southern California golfers a truly unique experience."

The Links at Summerly is about taking a step back in the evolution of the game of golf. To help you along your journey back in time, a complete staff of PGA Professionals are available to provide group and individual instructions and the award-winning Summerly Grill offers a complete menu seven days a week.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!" - Dark Horse Golf Club in Auburn - $32 for 18-Holes with Golf Cart!

DarkHorse Golf Club

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Come on back to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada with today's feature: $32 for 18 Holes with Cart at DarkHorse Golf Club in Auburn near Sacramento ($69 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until April 15, 2012.)

DarkHorse Golf Club is a Keith R. Foster design that came to life in the spring of 2002 and has not slowed its pace of accolade dominance since that spring. Golf Magazine chose DarkHorse as one of its Top 100 You Can Play in America. The Sacramento Bee further sings its praises, as it selected DarkHorse as its No. 1 course to play in the Sacramento area within six months of the course's launch.

This course was designed by golfers for golfers, meaning it was designed on-site by Mr. Foster as a risk-taking and shot-making masterpiece that will deliver to golfers of all skill sets time and time again.

The 18-hole DarkHorse Golf Club measures out to a firm 7,096 yards from the tips with a course/slope rating of 75/139. This course is likely one of only few courses to feature 7 different tee locations from the longest ‘black’, to the shortest of the women’s selection of tees with the ‘jade’ tees, further adding to the outstanding playability of this championship course.

Seldom do you come across courses with design that seamlessly intertwines with the natural topography of the land as DarkHorse Golf Club does. This course boasts elevation changes, strategically placed bunkers, and most of all; its subtly contoured greens that putt as true as any around.

Be sure to swing into the DarkHorse pro shop for a look at the newest in golf equipment and apparel, including Titlesist. Furthermore, pay homage to their fantastic practice facility, whose practice greens pick up where the driving range left off, allowing you to putt and chip your way through your short game.

Lastly, be sure to tally up those bets and scores at the Restaurant at DarkHorse Golf Club serving up anything from classic grill favorites to fresh salads and everything in between. Chase all of that great food down with some cold drinks and talk about the shots that were and could have been.

Since 2002 this course has been making its mark in the history books of California golf, so come on out and make your own mark on this young star at DarkHorse Golf Club in Sacramento.

GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy - "Together We Save!" - The Golf Club @ Glen Ivy - $39 for Green Fee, Cart & Range Balls!

The Golf Club at Glen Ivy

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Championship golf near sunny-and-beautiful Corona, California? You couldn't possibly pass on today’s feature: $39 for 18 Holes with Cart and Range Balls at The Golf Club at Glen Ivy in Glen Ivy near Corona ($79 Value. Expires April 15, 2012.)

Etched out of land alongside the beautiful Cleveland National Forest just south of Corona, this course lacks neither scenery nor appeal. The Golf Club at Glen Ivy boasts one of the premier tracks in Southern California with its scenic views and creatively designed fairways adapted from the natural lay of the land. This par-72 beauty was a brainchild of the great Ted Robinson Sr., and it’s no secret that this course is as challenging as it is pleasing to the eye.

The Golf Club at Glen Ivy measures out to a fair 6,673 yards from the tips with a course/slope rating of 73/131. Its four sets of tee locations will vary the distance and the challenge, providing further appeal to the scratch golfer and the weekend warrior alike. You’ll kick off your round with a long downhill par-5 measuring up to 537 yards but playing much shorter than the yardage would have you think. Getting to the green in two is quite possible, but be wary of wayward shots that will be welcomed by both sand and water. Close out the front nine with the par-3 No. 9, which features a peninsula-style green jutting out into water with three protective guard bunkers.

The back nine at The Golf Club at Glen Ivy kicks off with the moderate-length par-5 No.10 and quickly reloads with another par-5, No. 13. Unlike No. 1, this dogleg-left plays longer than its yardage indicates. The following par-3 No. 14 is a signature hole of sorts that requires you to fly a lake and green a shot between woods and water surrounded by strategically placed bunkers. Lastly, you’ll finish how you started: The long, downhill No. 18, a par-4 finishing hole like none you’ve ever played before. With a 200-foot vertical drop from the tees to the fairway, No. 18 boasts the highest vertical drop of any hole at any course in the United States.

After you finish up on the signature No. 18, be sure to tally up the scores at the Canyon’s Grille featuring a wide array of great food and cold drinks from sunrise to sunset. Happy-hour specials on food and drinks Monday through Friday make the weekday round that much better. Be sure to swing into the pro-shop at The Golf Club at Glen Ivy for all of the latest in greatest in golf equipment and apparel from the big names that you demand and deserve.

Swing on into The Golf Club at Glen Ivy for some great food, drink and championship golf — you’ll have little left to be desired after you play at this world-class facility!

Monday, January 2, 2012

GroupGolfer.com Offer - Desert Willow Golf Resort - GroupGolfer.com & Golf Talk Radio with Mike & Billy "Together We Save!"

Desert Willow Golf Resort

Enjoy one of the preeminent courses that Southern California has to offer with today’s feature: $120 for Unlimited Golf with Cart and Range Balls at Desert Willow Golf Resort in Palm Desert ($240 Value. Good Any Day, Any Time until February 15, 2012.)

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Desert Willow Golf Resort features two of Coachella Valley’s finest plays, both offering unique challenges and a contrasting playing experience. Measuring 7,056 yards from the tips with a course/slope rating of 73.6/138 and riddled with numerous natural areas, bunkers and water features lies the Firecliff Course. With island-esque fairways and greens alike varying in presentation, it won’t take long to appreciate Firecliff’s dynamic design. Voted #1 for the third year in a row by Desert Golf Magazine as the Best Public Access Golf Course, the Firecliff Course offers beauty has led many a distracted golfer to their demise among the many hazards dotting the landscape.

Transitioning from the more challenging and tournament-style Firecliff Course, you have the Mountain View Course. Plotted with a beautiful view of the Santa Rosa Mountains, this track measures 6,913 yards from the tips with a course/slope rating of 73.4/130. The majestic Mountain View Course offers a smoother and more relaxing round of golf than its more demanding counterpart. Being the most-recently constructed course at Desert Willow, the Mountain View Course provides an unmatched view with half as many bunkers as Firecliff. Don’t be fooled, however: While it possesses undeniable beauty with its desert flowers and flowing waters, the Mountain View Course at Desert Willow still packs a punch — and a 4 1/2-star rating from Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play to boot.

After enjoying a world-class round of golf, enjoy some world-class dining at either the newly renovated outdoor Vista Bar or the Lakeview Terrace Restaurant. Why not tally up the day’s scores with some first-class food and drinkas the Santa Rosa Mountains serve as the majestic backdrop you can't find almost anywhere else?

So whether its chip shots on the back nine at Firecliff, snap shots of the Santa Rosa's from the tee boxes at Mountain View or even a round of shots at the Vista Bar — championship golf at Desert Willow Golf Resort is a shot worth taking.