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Virginia’s Top Scenic Golf Courses for Fall

Virginia’s Top Scenic Golf Courses for Fall

Virginia is known as the Old Dominion state because of its former royalty to the English crown. That unquestioning loyalty may be long gone but the state still features some of the most royal scenic views in the country. The top courses in Virginia feature scenic rides through unrivaled country landscapes and foliage only seen in the national parks. Virginia in the fall offers incredible foliage views and refreshing mountain air for the perfect weekend escape for individual golfers and groups. Discover these scenic golf courses and don’t forget to bring your best golf shoes for this trip.

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Cascades Golf Course at The Omni Homestead—Hot SpringsThe Omni Homestead Resort

The Omni Homestead’s Cascades Golf Course provides the seclusion of the Appalachian Mountains without sacrificing amenities or course quality. It’s a location in the low Appalachians with stunning elevation changes and incredible forestry incomparable to other resorts in the area. Most tee shots are met with pristine views of towering robust pines lining each side of the fairway. The front nine delights golfers with challenging holes and incredible views only to be outdone by the sensationally designed back nine.

During the cool fall months, morning rounds feature crisp fresh air that provides golfers with views of wonderful color palettes from the changing tree lines. Golfers will experience incredible course conditions as the greens crew at the Omni Homestead makes it a point to assure optimal playing conditions throughout the fall months.

The Omni Homestead has world-class accommodations, including fine dining, expansive staterooms, and amenities ranging from boutique shops to luxurious massages. The cozy decor makes you feel comfortable regardless of the temperature. Dining accommodations and excellent services available to all guests create an easy transition from golf to relaxation. There is a range of packages available to suit each golfer and their spouse to make sure they are comfortable on the course or in the hotel.

 

The Olde Farm—Bristol

The Olde Farm rests on the southern border of Virginia only a few miles above the North Carolina border in the rolling hills of the Appalachian mountain chain. Unlike other courses in the mountains, the design does have several holes lined with a thick brush instead of large pine or oak trees. Designer Bobby Weed continues his minimalist design on courses to avoid distracting golfers while also challenging even the best players. Multiple tee locations give this course playability for each golfer regardless of skill level.

On-site are several different accommodations to meet the needs of each golfer and group. Between the cabins, cottages, and long barn, your golf trip can be made whole with accommodations to suit individual golfers or groups. The Olde Farm has dedicated itself to growing sourcing local produce to the point of growing vegetables on site.

During the fall, the on-site restaurants feature the freshest seasonal vegetables and fruits harvested in the region to give golfers the best local cuisine. If golfers are looking for elite accommodations, there are a variety of lodging and housing types that offer exquisite views overlooking the course on several different holes. Multiple dining selections and lounge areas allow patrons to enjoy fine dining and superb high-class lounge services.

 

The Highland at Primland—Meadows of DanPrimland Resort

The Highland’s name is backed up by its location and views. Sitting atop a plateau in the Virginia mountain ranges, the views are exclusive and selective to this region and course. During the fall months, the foliage leads to incredible three hundred and sixty-degree panoramic views only available at the highland at Primland. An immaculate course designed by Donald Steel that features a scenic tour of elevation changes, hazards, and heavily sloped greens is complemented by the views of rolling hills and October tree color schemes blanketing the background of each tee and fairway shot.

The location of Primland is near some of the best vineyards in the area since the altitude contributes to fruitful and delicious grapes. A secluded mountain escape is complemented by five-star dining, drinking, accommodations, and style. Outside of the golf course, there are luxurious spa treatments available as well as sport shooting and a wide array of outdoor activities built for the perfect weekend retreat. During their stay, golfers are welcomed with pristine course conditions with unparalleled mountain views of foliage and accommodations that suit even the most discerning guests.

 

Kinloch Golf Club—Manakin-Sabot

Only just outside of Richmond, Kinloch Golf Club is home to breathtaking views and an escape from the hustle of city life. Tall ancient pines line the fairways, with several fairway shots offering awe-inspiring tree lines uncharacteristic for the Richmond area. Early rounds are met with rising dew clouds, making your first tee shot picturesque.

Unlike other golf clubs in Virginia, there are several tee distances at Kinloch, making the course accessible to all ages and skill levels. Kinloch takes great pride in making sure that the greens and fairways consistently remain in championship condition. The world-class caddie staff takes excellent care of your clubs, and their knowledge of the course and game of golf helps golfers lower scores and enjoy the game. The Tudor-style clubhouse has incredible amenities to suit each member and guest’s needs, from watching their favorite sports game to getting a delicious meal from the excellent in-house restaurant.

For golfers looking to receive the full Kinloch experience, there are exquisite cottages near the clubhouse that combine premiere service with VIP landscape and luxurious comforts. The cottages lend themselves for the perfect golfers’ retreat of eight. The Kinloch is the perfect escape from the busy city lifestyle without having to drive or fly to a remote part of the country. The world-class accommodations, surreal landscaping, and unrivaled service creating an incredibly relaxing secluded atmosphere minutes from the capital city.

 

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3 Spots still available this Thursday 10/10 at Independence with Callaway Golf

3 Spots still available this Thursday 10/10 at Independence with Callaway Golf

Please contact us to reserve one of the few spots left with Callaway Golf this Thursday between 3-6. Please let us know what type of fitting you were interested in and we will get back with you to confirm the time.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

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Reminder – Spots still available with Taylor Made Golf this Thursday 10/3 at Independence

Reminder – Spots still available with Taylor Made Golf this Thursday 10/3 at Independence

Please contact us directly (andrew@hodsongolf.com, 1-804-475-6311) if you would like to reserve some private fitting time this Thursday 10/3 3-6:00 with the Taylor Made fitters at Independence Golf Club Midlothian VA.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

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Spots still available for the Titleist Fitting Event this Friday 9/27 2:45-6:00 at Indy

Spots still available for the Titleist Fitting Event this Friday 9/27 2:45-6:00 at Indy

For those looking for a private fitting session with the Titleist staff fitters, we do still have spots available for this Friday’s fitting event at Independence. Please use the link below to register.

TITLEIST FITTING EVENT 9/27/19 2:45-6:00 AT INDEPENDENCE GOLF CLUB

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

6 Straight Weeks of Private Vendor Fitting events at Independence!

6 Straight Weeks of Private Vendor Fitting events at Independence!

Hodson Golf is excited to announce an exclusive 6 week fitting/demo event at Independence Golf Club ending on Halloween 10/31/19. Each event will be held every Thursday from 3-6:00. After your session feel free to stick around and enjoy some great music and drinks during the outdoor concert series held every Thursday evening at Independence. These sessions are limited to only 6 reserved sessions per event and will fill up quickly. If you would like to book a time please contact us as soon as possible so that we can get you locked in for your private fitting.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

XXIO Premium Fitting Event and Demo Day this Thursday 9/5/19 2-7:00 at Independence GC

XXIO Premium Fitting Event and Demo Day this Thursday 9/5/19 2-7:00 at Independence GC

We are excited to host the national XXIO staff fitter this Thursday 9/5/19 at Independence Golf Club here in Midlothian Virginia. Take this opportunity to come out and try this premium Japanese line of clubs geared for distance. The unique part of this limited event is he will have plenty of inventory on-hand so you can walk away with your new stick versus they typical lengthy custom order period. Hodson Golf will also be on hand with our tour trailer to make any modifications or grip changes if needed. We do still have a few private reservations available so please contact us directly (804-475-6311) and we can book you a private session

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

New Graphite Design Tour AD XC (Xtra Carry) series coming soon

New Graphite Design Tour AD XC (Xtra Carry) series coming soon

We are excited to announce that we will soon have the latest 2020 shaft release from Graphite Design – The Tour AD XC series. I have attached a PDF spec sheet for all you gear-heads out there.

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With the exceptional success we have had over the years fitting our “spinny” customers into the Tour AD BB (Blue Bullet), we are thrilled that there is now an even better/improved option. The new XC series can best be described as a modernized BB which has a similar bend profile but incorporates the latest shaft ingredients to include Torayca M40x and T1100G out of Japan. This beast will now produce even less spin and launch but with more response and feel at impact. Please contact us to schedule some time on the launch monitor to see just how good these shafts are to get you a more penetrating ball flight (with added roll).

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Pre-market release and fitting event for the new Titleist 620 and T100 irons, Titleist TS2 and TS3 hybrids, and Titleist U series driving irons

Pre-market release and fitting event for the new Titleist 620 and T100 irons, Titleist TS2 and TS3 hybrids, and Titleist U series driving irons

We are excited to announce a private pre-market release fitting event for the new 2019 Titleist Iron, hybrid, and driving iron series. This event will be held at Independence Golf Club on Saturday August 10, 2019 9:30-1:30. There will be a limited number of spots and pre-payment/registration is required to secure your spot ($100 to reserve your time which will be applied in full with any purchase). Please follow the links below to reserve your spot through our established Titleist Fitting Event Link, in addition to the paypal link to purchase/confirm your time.

  1.  Titleist Fitting Sessions still available to reserve
  2. To Pay/Purchase/Reserve your session ($100 applied in full to any purchase)

 

 

 

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

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Hodson Golf Summer Doldrums Fitting Special – $50 discount and complimentary pack of Chrome Soft Triple Track Balls

Hodson Golf Summer Doldrums Fitting Special – $50 discount and complimentary pack of Chrome Soft Triple Track Balls

As we are officially in the hot summer months Hodson Golf is pleased to announce a new fitting special for 6 weeks following July 4th weekend (special runs 7/8/19-8/8/16/19 only). This offer represents a 1/3 discount to our typical fitting fee and is limited to the first 20 purchasers. As an added incentive each discounted summer fitting package (limited to 20) will receive a complimentary 2 ball pack of the soon to be released Chrome Soft Triple Track golf ball (the one Phil Mickelson has been using). Once you have purchased the certificate, please contact us (contact form on right side of this web page) and we will contact you via email to set up your fitting. Please let us know what type of fitting you are interested in (driver, fairway/hybrid, irons, wedges, putter, full bag) so that we can allocate enough time. Please note that you can purchase this summer fitting package at any time (only 2o available) but we will not begin scheduling until after 7/8/19.

Please note that this summer fitting package also makes a great/unique gift for that summer birthday golfer who is always tough to buy for.

Please click here to purchase

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

FRIENDLY WARNING/REMINDER – Don’t leave your clubs in the trunk with this heat

FRIENDLY WARNING/REMINDER – Don’t leave your clubs in the trunk with this heat

So I just got another email from someone who’s head flew off and needs it repaired (5th one this week!). When it gets this hot, the temperature in your trunk is like an oven and will quickly break down the epoxy that secures the head to the shaft. Its just a good idea to keep you clubs in the garage or indoors when it gets really hot. Please check your clubs and if you see any separation from the ferrule (the black plastic piece) and the actual club head then you should take it by your local club-maker to have it checked out.

As always if your still hitting it sideways and the clubs look fine with no separation then just toss the bag as illustrated and come see Hodson Golf to get custom fit for clubs that do the job they are supposed to 🙂

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

The Fujikura Ventus shaft is the real deal – as supported by My Golf Spy

The Fujikura Ventus shaft is the real deal – as supported by My Golf Spy

We have been singing the accolades of the newest shaft release from Fujikura – The Ventus. Everyone we have put this in has raved about the tighter dispersion and longer distances (much more roll) from this higher launching/lower spinning shaft featuring the latest Velocore Technology. This is a fairly technical review and a great one for the “gearheads” out there, but also some great info for those wanting to learn shaft characteristics. I love the fact that My Golf Spy has partnered with Cool Clubs out of AZ and their proprietary S3 shaft profiling technology (see our past posts and you can still get the app on Apple Store). It’s a long article so I’ve broken out some of the best snippets below.

MY GOLF SPY – FUJIKURA VENTUS TESTING

  • What does this mean for the golfer? For those who swing in the 105 to 120 mph range, the Ventus 6S is a low spin, tight dispersion shaft — your shots will stay in the fairway. The stiffer tip section keeps the spin down but won’t negatively affect the launch angle. Whether you’re fast tempo or slow tempo, swinging an easy 80% or trying to swing out of your shoes, Ventus can keep up with you and keep your dispersion tight. Often, higher swing speed golfers fear amping up to the next gear because the result might be a ball headed off into the rough. That won’t happen – or at least it will happen less – with the Ventus. It is an exceptionally stable shaft that just does not twist through the swing, so there are fewer power leaks from off-center hits.

  • Remember the old finger traps that you played with as a kid? You put your two index fingers into either end of a woven bamboo cylinder and pulled in opposite directions. The harder you pulled, the tighter the cylinder became longitudinally until your fingers got stuck. This shaft works similarly. The more stress you put on it, the more efficiently it performs! If you don’t quite hit the sweet spot on the clubface, the result will not be overly penalizing. The Ventus helps limit twisting, which keeps the face more square through impact. Squarer impact means straighter ball flight, higher ball speed, longer distance, and great misses!
  • During our fittings players often have two comments about the Ventus. The first is about how great the shaft feels. The second is about how good the misses are. These are both rooted in how the Ventus transfers energy and how little it twists.

 

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Aerotech Steelfiber had a great week (again!)

Aerotech Steelfiber had a great week (again!)

SteelFiber graphite iron shafts, the No. 1 graphite iron shafts in golf, delivered five Top 10’s this week on the PGA, LPGA and Champion tours. Designed and manufactured by Aerotech Golf, SteelFiber shafts scored two T4’s at the Canadian Open, two T5’s at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and one T10 at the Mastercard Japan Championship.

Playing SteelFiber i95 graphite shafts in his irons, the 2012 FedEx Cup champion shot 69 in three rounds and a tournament low score of 60 for a T4 finish. Last year he even bested that score when he blazed a 59 at the Wyndham Championship. Meanwhile, SteelFiber J-series and SteelFiber i80 shafts grabbed two T5 positions at the ShopRite LPGA Classic and SteelFiber i95 irons took a share of 10th-place at the Mastercard Japan Championship.

“SteelFiber shafts continue to deliver consistent performance week after week on pro tours around the world,” says Chris Hilleary, president of Aerotech Golf. “Unlike traditional steel as well as other graphite shafts, innovative SteelFiber technology provides unique performance-enhancing benefits such as reducing the risk of injury, lessening aggravation of existing injuries and decreasing player fatigue, while simultaneously delivering greater distance and accuracy.”

SteelFiber shafts provide superior performance through revolutionary composite engineering that combines a high-modulus graphite core with 59 miles of steel fiber lacing the shaft surface. The shaft’s graphite core provides vibration dampening, increased clubhead speed and maximum distance, while the steel fibers produce optimum weighting for a solid feel at impact and add stability and control for pinpoint accuracy.

Aerotech Golf shafts are available as custom options with many nationally celebrated golf club manufacturers such as PXG, Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Cobra, Bridgestone Golf, Wilson, Cleveland Golf, Miura, Srixon, KZG and Nakashima Golf. Aerotech Golf shafts are also available through professional golf clubfitters around the world. Aerotech Golf is a proud supporter of the Association of Golf Clubfitting Professionals (AGCP) and the International Clubmakers Guild (ICG).

For more information on Aerotech Golf and Aerotech shafts, call 888.733.8988 or visit https://www.aerotechgolfshafts.com. Also check out our social media pages: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aerotechgolf | Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/aerotechg

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Your Guide to Some of Virginia’s Best Golf Courses for 2019

Your Guide to Some of Virginia’s Best Golf Courses for 2019

Riverfront Golf Club

Surrounded by native terrains such as luxurious rivers, impressive mountain ranges, and the stunning Atlantic Ocean, the state of Virginia has earned a reputation as one of the most beautiful places in America to take in a round of golf.

These natural wonders provide Virginia with the prime real estate to develop elegant golf courses that incorporate all of these majestic outdoor features to create layouts that are as entertaining as they are challenging to golfers of all skill levels.

We’ve pinpointed seven courses in the state that provide the best golfing experiences that Virginia has to offer. Here are our reviews of each course and why you should carve out a day in your schedule to play the location.

 

The Cascades at Omni Homestead—Hot SpringsThe Omni Homestead Resort

With a jaw-dropping view of the Allegheny Mountains, the Cascades golf course at the Omni Homestead resort is one of the best courses, not just in Virginia, but in all of America.

A few miles from Hot Springs, the Cascades is a historic course, fast approaching its 100th birthday. Even though the layout may be long in the tooth, the course plays as fresh and as fun as a golf club that has just opened.

With a combination of blind tee shots and narrow fairways, the course is for the weekend warrior who loves a bit of risk-versus-reward golf. The fairways and greens are smooth and well-manicured, but you better take some time to putt before your round, because the greens are slick and fast.

Surrounded by stunning beauty while delivering one of the biggest golfing adventures you can have in Virginia, the Cascades is a golf course worth the trip.

 

The River Course at Kingsmill Resort—WilliamsburgKingsmill

Along the James River, The River Course at Kingsmill Resort is another delightful course that provides postcard-worthy views while you appreciate exceptional golf. The scenery is so lovely, don’t be surprised if you pull your phone out to take snapshots as often as you remove a club from your bag to play a shot.

Formerly home to several professional tournaments, you’ll notice right away that the course delivers the goods worthy for the titans of the PGA and LPGA Tours. Even though those tournaments have moved on, the same high-quality course remains for amateurs to savor and enjoy.

Like the Cascades, The River Course has pristine fairways and greens to play upon, but the course will challenge your skill level and ask for your best.

With sparkling conditions that are surrounded by eye-popping natural attractions, the River course is an absolute must-play for residents and travelers alike.

 

Meadow Farms Golf Course—Richmond

Outside of Fredericksburg rests one of the best public courses in Virginia. Meadow Farms Golf Course offers outstanding value and wildly entertaining golf. What makes Meadow Farms one of the most enjoyable courses in the state is that golfers have 27 holes to choose from to create their perfect round of golf.

Throughout the course, golfers can expect to see elevated tees, rocks, and elevated railroad tie walls and island greens. If you are looking for one of the most unique holes in America, then play the signature par-six, an 841-yard hole at Meadow Farms. Recognized as the longest hole in America, the hole offers golfers of all skill levels the opportunity to bring home a birdie and an excellent story for their friends.

Meadow Farms is very affordable, making it a great place to bring the entire family for a great day at the course.

 

The Gold Course at Golden Horseshoe Golf Club—Williamsburg

Another top-notch golf course located in Williamsburg and close to the River Course is the Gold Course at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club. Although the Club has two extraordinary courses on its grounds, the Gold Course is the crown jewel for those golfers who seek championship golf.

What’s great about the Gold Course is the strategy found in the gameplay over the 18-hole layout. This course demands your best game, but that doesn’t mean it is for professionals only. Amateurs who choose to skip this course will be missing out on one of the real treasures of public golf in Virginia.

If you are still on the fence about the Gold Course, then go to experience playing the four par-3s, all featuring tee shots over water. Each hole has a unique design that requires a different shot, but each blast off the tee box will have you holding your breath until you see your ball land on the green.

 

Royal New Kent Golf Club—Providence Forge

For golfers who want a bit of the old country in their golf travels, then the Royal New Kent Golf Club, located east of Richmond, is the place for you. This links-style course is wide open, featuring shared fairways and the largest greens you’ve probably ever seen.

As a result of the design, golfers won’t worry so much about accuracy on the Royal New Kent as they do about just relaxing and having a great time on the five-star course. The fun you can have here is one of the biggest reasons why the Royal New Kent is perfect for large groups of golf-loving friends.

The course itself is truly authentic, with rock walls, tall fescue grass, and the same elevated grassy knolls that you’d experience in Scotland. At times, you’ll feel like you are playing on a course best suited for the English coastline. The course is just that good and too irresistible to miss on a trip to Virginia.

 

The Highland Course at Primland—Meadows of Danprimland

The Highland Course at Primland is another breathtaking golf course cut through the area’s dramatic mountain range. In the fall, the trees that line the fairways and shape the holes are multi-colored, giving you a kaleidoscope of Virginia’s natural elegance.

Players of all ages and skill levels love playing the Highland Course because it is another strong links-style addition to the state’s lineup of incredible courses. The grounds, kept at professional-grade levels, feature undulating fairways that offer peeks into the valleys that run throughout the course.

Elevation changes run along the fairways as the layout weaves through the mountains. Don’t forget to bring your camera for a picture on the par-three 8th, a hole that plays straight downhill leaving you to hit a towering tee shot.

One last tip, before you hit the course, take in the club’s terrific practice facilities while drinking in the gorgeous views that stretch for miles in every direction. It is an excellent introduction to one of Virginia’s most beautiful golf courses.

 

Spring Creek Golf Club—Gordonsville

Another picturesque “only-in-Virginia” golf course is the Spring Creek Golf Club in Gordonsville. What’s remarkable about Spring Creek is that it has been designed to challenge the professional but remain accessible to the amateur. For either level of golfer, the course plays to their game.

At Spring Creek, the course architects have made small adjustments that work to involve golfers of all skill levels. For example, the fairways are over forty yards wide until you get to around the 300-yard marker, which allows for example mid-handicappers golfers to perfect their craft. At that length, the typical landing zone for a professional golfer’s drive, the fairways narrow considerably.

What this unique perk ultimately means is that Spring Creek is a five-star golf course created for everyone. For those who make the trek to Spring Creek, they can expect world-class golf that captivates and dazzles with every shot.

 

These are just a few of the fun, challenging golf courses located in Virginia. With some of the best courses in the country, you’ll find a wide array of courses to help you hone your golf skills this year!

 

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Fathers Day 50% off Fitting Special (ends 6/16/19)

Fathers Day 50% off Fitting Special (ends 6/16/19)

We are excited to offer a 50% off fitting special (with any purchase) through Fathers Day. We are running this special earlier than normal so that you can get that special father (who has everything) his own private fitting with enough time for us to have his custom club/clubs built for you to present to him on Fathers day 6/16/19. Simply purchase the discounted fitting certificate here and we will email you upcoming fitting availability. To insure delivery by fathers day we would encourage the fittings to be done no later than 6/10.

 

 

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

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Ping Tour Van Fitting Sessions Still Available for Tomorrow 6/1 at Independence

Ping Tour Van Fitting Sessions Still Available for Tomorrow 6/1 at Independence

We still have a few spots available with the exclusive Ping Tour Van tomorrow at Independence Golf Club (600 founders bridge blvd, midlothian, va 23113). As we will have 2 tour staff fitters (both with launch monitors) and myself and Robert we still have reserved sessions available. If you are interested and available please text Andrew Hodson directly at 804-475-6311 and we can book your time (spots still available between 12:30-2:45 only. New Ping BluePrint irons and new Ping G410 LS (low spin) drivers will also be available.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Hodson Golf now the regions exclusive fitter/dealer for boutique New Level forged irons and wedges

Hodson Golf now the regions exclusive fitter/dealer for boutique New Level forged irons and wedges

For those of you not familiar with New Level Golf, this is a new boutique forged iron and wedge company located here in the good ole USA. These are some beautiful forged heads and geared specifically to the knowledgeable golfer who appreciates both a great clean design with the feel and response only a true forged club can produce. We are proud to offer all head styles and a complete interchangeable fitting system to get you properly fit in the correct setup.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

New Barney Adams Stability Putter Shafts now available

New Barney Adams Stability Putter Shafts now available

For those of you in the know, Barney Adams started Adams Golf years ago with some unique and game changing designs. Although he sold Adams Golf years ago he has still been in the game as both a consultant and designer. His latest creation focuses specifically on the most important club in the bag – the putter (namely the shaft/engine that helps that putter perform). His research has produced some enlightening results and the demand from tour players (who are not paid to use and/or endorse this shaft) is growing weekly. We are now proud to offer these shafts and combined with the new Gravity Grip from Guerin Rife this combination is pricey but well worth it to help you shave some strokes on the green.

Note: these shafts/grips can be professionally installed by Hodson Golf in our tour trailer. Please contact us today to set up a fitting to determine your optimal putter setup (we can use your existing putter or build you up a complete custom putter setup with either EvnRoll or Ping).

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Very limited Guerin Rife Gravity Grip putter grips (EvnRoll branded and Unbranded) now available exclusively through Hodson Golf

Very limited Guerin Rife Gravity Grip putter grips (EvnRoll branded and Unbranded) now available exclusively through Hodson Golf

We are happy to announce that we have the new gravity grips available for install. As you all know these have been very hard to come by due to demand and typically only available as a premium grip upcharge with a custom EvnRoll putter purchase. As the leading EvnRoll dealer in the Mid-Atlantic we are excited to have access to these one-of-a-kind grips (we have all 4 styles available-both EvnRoll Branded and Unbranded!). These grips are the real deal and another great testament to Guerin Rife’s design and engineering prowess.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Unique Mothers Day Gift (last minute of course) Odyssey Stroke Lab fitting package

Unique Mothers Day Gift (last minute of course) Odyssey Stroke Lab fitting package

To all those people who still hasn’t figured out what to get the mom who has everything – how about a custom fit Odyssey Stroke Lab Putter & Fitting. We still have some spots available this Thursday 5/16 beginning at 4:00. Simply click on the Stroke Lab Putter certificate and once you complete your purchase we can email you the certificate which you can present to your mother today (certificates will be emailed today up until 1:30). Each certificate amount includes the professional fitting with an Odyssey fitter (using their new puttersfit tablet) and a custom fit/built putter to their individual specs. Spots are still available but will fill up quick. Happy Mothers Day!

ODYSSEY PUTTERPALOOZA FITTING NIGHT

Test the newest technology in Odyssey Stroke Lab Putters and find out which putter works best for your game!

DATE: Thursday 5/16

TIME: Either will be 4-6:30 (note: only 8 private fitting sessions available – first come first served)

*Putter fitting will be done with Odyssey PUTTERFITS TABLET
– Reading : Face Angle, Hit Location & Path (ARC Closure)

**Within 15 minutes you will be dialed into the best putter
recommendation for the characteristics of your game.

odysseyfits

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

Limited Edition Nippon Pro Modus 105 Black shafts now available (while supplies last)

Limited Edition Nippon Pro Modus 105 Black shafts now available (while supplies last)

The Nippon Pro Modus line has been our best selling iron shaft brand this year and we are excited to offer a limited number of the new Black Matte shafts in the 105g weight (all flexes). These shafts look awesome with the black iron series now available through most manufacturers so please contact us directly to reserve you a set.

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About Andrew Hodson

I am the youngest with in a golfing family which has spanned three generations. My grandfather started the tradition in England (Bert Hodson-1931 Ryder Cup Team) and has since passed on his knowledge and love of the game. Although I did not follow in the steps of my father and grandfather on a professional golfing level, my love of the game and commitment to accurately fit equipment has only grown. Even as a kid I enjoyed re-gripping clubs which eventually led to refinishing wood heads, re-shafting, and now has culminated in more detailed custom club fitting, building, and repair.

http://www.hodsongolf.com

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