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December 6, 2017

Golf Outings From A to Z

Candia Woods along with most public access golf courses rely on golf outings to help generate revenue. Most golf outings take advantage of not only the golf aspect but also food and beverage making it an attractive opportunity for fundraising groups as well as the golf courses. Hosting a golf outing at Candia Woods is a combined team effort of all of our departments; Matt Evans, grounds, Doug Alderman, Mike Lloyd and Christina Desjardins with food/beverage and of course Craig […]
November 2, 2017

Wedges 101: Is the bottom of your bag right for you?

What’s your wedge set up? Do you know what your 100-yard club is, or how many degrees of loft are between each of your wedges. Do you have a preferred yardage with your favorite wedge? The reason I ask these questions to help you, the golfer play better from inside 100 yards. Don’t buy into the marketing hype of the big driver manufacturers about how they’ll… “Take strokes off your game with X club!” The only real way to take […]
October 11, 2017

Spikeless or Spikes … That Is The Question

When you golf, what type of shoes do you wear?   Spikes?  Spikeless?  Or another type of shoe?   Now, when talking spikes I do not mean the metal spikes. More talking about soft spikes.     Here are some Pros and Cons to the debate: Spikes Pros Traction – with a traditional look and ability to change worn spikes, these shoes offer maximum traction Course Conditions – plays off of the first point but in wetter conditions shoes with […]
October 5, 2017

“Gorjus” George…. Yardologist

The following account is about a man named George Lucas. No… not the Star Wars guy. This George Lucas was never a movie maker, but he has had an illustrious career during which he has displayed a range of extraordinary accomplishments; Yes… in the arena of golf. And, I had the privilege of knowing him personally. • A professional caddie on the PGA tour. o Arnold Palmer’s personal caddie throughout 1980-81. o Inducted into the Professional Caddie Association’s “Hall-Of-Fame” in […]
September 28, 2017

Seasons Change… and So Does the Beer

          One of the many perks of being a bartender brings the changing of the beer taps. Not only changing from one type of beer to another, but more so the changing of seasonal beer.  Seasonal beer arrivals bring a lot of excitement to the customer, and as bartenders we love seeing and sharing the customers’ excitement when we put a summer beer on tap as the weather starts to get warmer, or when we exchange the summer beers for […]
September 20, 2017

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

This post is written by Steve Diehl, Assistant Superintendent at Candia Woods. “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives.  It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Seeing as this is my first blog I wanted to write something sort of out of the realm of what others have posted in the past.  However, I came up short on what to discuss until […]
September 6, 2017

Make-A-Wish: The Annual Weathervane Golf Fundraiser

Part 6 of our Guest Blog Series – This post is written by Ian Kelley for Weathervane Restaurants and Make A Wish. When it comes to making wishes on the golf course, most players probably pray for long drives and accurate putts — or perhaps a bit of divine intervention to escape from a deep, steep bunker. But for one very special day each September, golfers gather to help grant the wishes of children who have been diagnosed with a […]
August 31, 2017

What Is The NHGA?

Part 5 of our Guest Blog Series – This post is written by Matt Schmidt, Executive Director of The New Hampshire Golf Association. Since 1905, the NHGA has served amateur golf in the state of New Hampshire. While many people may think they have a general understanding about what the NHGA does and how it serves the game, our organization is consistently evolving and looking for new and innovative ways to reach more golfers across the Granite State. Through handicap […]
August 23, 2017

Time Saving Tips To Get Your Golf In

One thing that we wish that we all had more of…time.  Many golfers that I speak with say that they wish they could play or practice more, but they just don’t have the time.  Work, family, and other social commitments will take up a majority of our time. Typically an 18 hole round of golf will take anywhere from 4hrs 15mins to 4hrs 30mins.  Add in the drive to and from the golf course as well as the post round […]
September 28, 2017

Seasons Change… and So Does the Beer

          One of the many perks of being a bartender brings the changing of the beer taps. Not only changing from one type of beer to another, but more so the changing of seasonal beer.  Seasonal beer arrivals bring a lot of excitement to the customer, and as bartenders we love seeing and sharing the customers’ excitement when we put a summer beer on tap as the weather starts to get warmer, or when we exchange the summer beers for […]
July 12, 2017

Tom Badys’ Peculiar Diet

Written by Garrett Norris Edited by Doug Alderman Have you ever wondered how to become the Tom Brady of golf? It is not just in the training and practice that makes him great, but as well as his diet. Chances are, you don’t share the same diet as Tom and Gisele, and if you did, that also doesn’t mean that you could be the greatest golfer of all time. Tom just has the right balance of hard work, dedication, practice, […]
May 31, 2017

A Tale From Behind The Bar

Written by: Sarah Cote When working in a golf course bar, we get to know our members very well and a community is created. We share stories, we hear about families and vacations, and we certainly learn what each person likes to drink. This is one of the greatest parts about working at the Candia Woods Clearing. I value the relationships and the people that I have met at the course and that I know will be there week after […]
March 22, 2017

A Day In The Life of a Chef at a Golf Club

To understand what’s behind the chef coat you need to get the details from the chef.  This is my story of an average day for this chef at a golf club. Beginning of the day… 7-9am So, the chef wakes up at 7:30 to be at work by 9ish. The Muddle through the morning goes something like this: Shower… Shave… Brush… Coffee… Breakfast and vitamins… Walk the dog… Run a few quick errands… A quick stop at Dunkin donuts for […]
October 25, 2016

Not all whiskey is bourbon but all bourbon is whiskey

There are no words to describe that last-second sheer-panic that crawls up your spine in that moment when being asked by that smiling face of a barkeep “what would you like to drink?”  Bourbon or whiskey? (Whisky depending on the region). It has been the poison that has brought nations together, the celebratory drink of admirable men and woman throughout history, or shared over grievances to find comfort. The simplicities of even defining the differences between whiskey and bourbon are […]
August 4, 2016

A Day On The Bev Cart

(This post in written from Sarah Cote, a beverage cart attendant at Candia Woods) Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure being a beverage cart attendant at Candia Woods. People are always asking me, ‘Is this the greatest job in the world?’ and ‘This has to be so easy, right?’. For the most part they are right. Being a bev cart attendant is a lot of fun, and considering the other summer jobs that a lot of […]
July 19, 2016

The Art of Food Presentation

A good chef or cook is both an artist and scientist. In this blog post I will focus on the artist side of the chef. There is no question that people eat with their eyes. Many chefs take their time perfecting their skills on presentation. It is a way for the chef to demonstrate the pride in his or her work.   The plate, platter or table the food is on is the canvas, the food itself is the paint and […]
June 7, 2016

A Hole-In-One, The Tradition After The Round

  Have you ever had a hole in one? Tradition is that the player who hits a hole in one buys a round for everyone. I was curious about this tradition and looked into it and its history. There is no definitive event marking the first round bought by a player acing a hole but may assume it was the result of exuberant golfers celebrating their accomplishment with others and eventually became customary to buy a round for everyone. Naturally […]
March 22, 2016

So, where does the food you enjoy at Candia come from?

It is my goal as your chef at Candia Woods to provide you, our Guests with the best quality and safest food products as possible. At least two or more of our kitchen staff are serve safe certified each season and our annual health inspection reports have passed with high scores. Sanitation is as important as the quality and flavor of the food products we produce. Speaking of sanitation, I have recently toured the Sysco warehouse in Plympton, Massachusetts.  I […]