How To Sharpen Your Golf Swing Before Hitting the Range

Fall is upon us, bringing with it cooler weather and an escape from the humidity. If you have been hunkering down in front of the AC all summer, now is the perfect time to dust off your clubs and get back out on the range.

Here are some quick tips to help you get your golf swing back into shape in time for your next visit to Buffalo Run Casino.

Adjust Your Alignment

When it comes to perfecting your swing, it starts before the club makes contact with the ball.

To begin, you need to adopt a proper swing stance. You should position your feet so that your weight is evenly distributed across the balls of the feet. Pull your hips back and angle your spine and upper body forward. For better stability, bend your knees.

It can be tricky to check your alignment by yourself. Make sure to ask a friend to spot you, to help you ensure your body is in the correct position.

Getting a Good Grip

Almost everyone has seen a rookie golfer go for a swing, and hit their club into something expensive, like their friend's brand new car's windshield. Let’s avoid a hefty claim (and major embarrassment) by making sure you have a proper grip on your club:

  1. Open your front hand so your palm is facing outward.
  2. Place the grip of the club diagonally across your fingers.
  3. Wrap your fingers around the grip.
  4. As though it were a hammer, swing the club upwards and downwards. You need to hold your club more with your fingers and less with your palm if you are having difficulty controlling the club.
  5. Take the other hand and touch your pinkie and thumb together to create an indent in your palm. Gently insert the thumb from your first hand into this indentation.
  6. Close your second hand around the club, ensuring to grip with your fingers rather than your palm.

Now you are ready to get swinging!

Some Final Secrets for a Great Golf Swing

Your shoulders should tip from the top, not be level. A mistake some players make is they turn their shoulders as if to look behind them. To swing like the pros, try tilting your shoulders as you turn them. When you turn, your left front shoulder should move down to the ground on a backswing.

Don’t let your arms dominate your swing. Keeping your back shoulder lower is the best strategy. Some golfers make the mistake of not tilting their shoulders. The result is level shoulders. Look at the shoulder tilt of the professionals when they swing. Their back shoulder is always a lot lower than their front shoulder at impact.

Don’t remain bent over at impact, instead, extend your torso with your follow-through. Notice how the pros become very long and tall in their chests and torsos when they follow through. By using their upper body, they are not limited to using only their arms. During your swing, envision yourself standing tall as if you were about to leap into the air.

Set in the rolling hills of Northeast Oklahoma, Buffalo Run Casino’s Peoria Ridge Golf Course is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in the region. There are five tee boxes on the par 72 course to accommodate golfers of all skill levels.

Whether you're coming for the day or staying the week, there is always something exciting to do at Buffalo Run Casino & Resort. Check our tee times and book your next round today!

Toby Keith

Toby Keith
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents

Toby Keith

  • Venue:Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
  • Room:Amphitheater
  • Date:Sunday Sep 01, 2019
  • Doors:5:00 PM
  • Age:All Ages with Restrictions
  • Prices:$45.00 to $75.00 ADV   $50.00 to $80.00 DAY OF
The familiar maxim of the triple threat - singer, songwriter, musician - doesn't begin to cover it for Toby Keith, one of the modern era's most complete self-directed hit makers. And Keith's most recent months are a remarkably accurate representation of his entire career. At the close of 2018, he celebrated the 25th anniversary of his debut No. 1 single, "Should've Been A Cowboy" with the re-release of his debut album (remastered with the addition of three vault tracks), a week of events in Nashville including a BMI event to commemorate the milestone, two shows at the historic Grand Ole Opry, and a performance at the Nashville Symphony Ball where he received the prestigious Harmony Award. Keith also released a new song, "Don't Let The Old Man In," which was inspired by a conversation he had with Clint Eastwood and was later featured in Eastwood's movie, "The Mule." Rounding out the year full of music-related accomplishments was his 15th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic which raised more than $1 million, bringing the annual event's total funds raised to $12.4 million, to support the charitable endeavors of The Toby Keith Foundation which includes aiding sick children and their families in Oklahoma.

Toby also honored the 25th anniversary of the release of his debut single with his aptly-named tour "Should've Been A Cowboy XXV Tour." From the moment that song was released and shot up the charts to become his first No. 1, the engine driving everything has been the music. He writes it. He arranges and produces it. And he releases it on his own record label, Show Dog Nashville. At the core is his songwriting, as recognized in his 2015 induction into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in New York City. That year Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, Willie Dixon, and other songwriters from all genres of music were also included in his induction class. The Nashville Songwriters Association International named him Songwriter/Artist of the Decade and he is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year. His songs have received more than 92 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide, making him the organization's top country songwriter in terrestrial country radio. Keith's albums have sold more than 40 million copies. His tours have drawn more than a million fans each year for more than a decade straight, with recent expansion into Europe and Australia. The awards are too numerous to count and include Artist of the Decade nods from Billboard and the American Country Awards, as well as the ACM's Career Achievement honor, Poet's Award recipient, and twice their Entertainer of the Year award winner in back-to-back years. A musician's musician, he was a last minute illness stand-in for the late Merle Haggard a few years back and responded to Merle's query about which of the legend's songs Keith knew and could cover with, "All of 'em." And there have been some unexpected highlights along the way as well, including country's most impactful viral event, "Red Solo Cup," the video for which has received more than 50 million views and was named ACM Video of the Year. Outside of music, his successes carry through to business endeavors including Wild Shot, his premium mezcal liquor products, and I Love This Bar and Grill restaurants including the original location which has been operating for more than a decade on the famed Las Vegas Strip. Toby's most rewarding experiences, however, have come from giving back locally, nationally and abroad. His golf classics fund The Toby Keith Foundation 2 and OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home for families of children dealing with critical illnesses. His 11 USO Tours to date have enhanced the lives of nearly 256,000 troops and military families in 18 countries with more than 285 events, and have been recognized with the Spirit of the USO Award (2014). Many songs Keith has written while on the USO Tours for the military are featured on his 2017 album The Bus Songs, a 12-song collection of humorous, just-for-fun compositions that set a Billboard Comedy Albums chart record for a country artist by holding the No. 1 spot for 11 consecutive weeks. And when a tornado ravaged his hometown, Toby Keith was the face of the community and helped shoulder the cleanup with the 2013 OK Twister Relief Concert. Triple threat? How about singer, songwriter, musician, producer, entertainer, humanitarian, Oklahoman and patriot. For starters.

Parker McCollum

Parker McCollum
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents

Parker McCollum

  • Venue:Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
  • Room:Showplace
  • Date:Friday Nov 01, 2019
  • Doors:7:00 PM
  • Age:All Ages with Restrictions
  • Prices:$25.00 ADV   $30.00 DAY OF

Josh Abbott Band

Josh Abbott Band
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents

Josh Abbott Band

  • Venue:Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
  • Room:Showplace
  • Date:Friday Sep 27, 2019
  • Doors:7:00 PM
  • Age:18 & Over
  • Prices:$25.00 ADV   $30.00 DAY OF

Casey Donahew

Casey Donahew
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents

Casey Donahew

  • Venue:Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
  • Room:Showplace
  • Date:Friday Sep 06, 2019
  • Doors:7:00 PM
  • Age:18 & Over
  • Prices:$25.00 ADV   $30.00 DAY OF

Dokken

Dokken
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents

Dokken

  • Venue:Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
  • Room:Showplace
  • Date:Saturday Aug 10, 2019
  • Doors:7:00 PM
  • Age:18 & Over
  • Prices:$25.00 ADV   $30.00 DAY OF

Xtreme Fight Night #360

Xtreme Fight Night #360
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents

Xtreme Fight Night #360

  • Venue:Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
  • Room:Showplace
  • Date:Friday Jul 26, 2019
  • Doors:7:00 PM
  • Age:All Ages with Restrictions
  • Prices:

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Xtreme Fight Night #360

America's longest running Mixed Martial Arts promotion returns to Buffalo Run Casino Resort Friday, July 26th. Xtreme Fight Night #360 storms the Peoria Showroom featuring welterweight kickboxing champion Cody Nieto & Bellator MMA veteran Jessica Middleton.

Don't miss this epic night of Knockouts! All ages show. All bouts subject to change.

Framing the Red

Framing the Red
Trailer Park Bar & Grill Presents

Framing the Red

  • Venue:Trailer Park Bar & Grill
  • Date:Friday Jul 19, 2019
  • Doors:10:00 PM
  • Age:21 & Over
  • Prices:

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Framing The Red

Framing The Red
Trailer Park Bar & Grill Presents

Framing The Red

  • Venue:Trailer Park Bar & Grill
  • Date:Saturday Jul 20, 2019
  • Doors:10:00 PM
  • Age:21 & Over
  • Prices:

Off Sale

$30,000 BRC Summer Classic Blackjack Tournament

$30,000 BRC Summer Classic Blackjack Tournament
Buffalo Run Casino & Resort Presents

$30,000 BRC Summer Classic Blackjack Tournament

  • Venue:Buffalo Run Casino & Resort
  • Date:Saturday Jul 13, 2019
  • Doors:9:00 AM
  • Age:18 & Over
  • Prices:$130.00

Buffalo Run Casino and Resort blackjack tournament rules apply. For a complete list of rules, see the Blackjack Pit Supervisor.
The tournament will consist of six preliminary rounds.  No more than seven (7) players on each table.  There is a maximum of six (6) tables per round.  The following will be the progression to the final round: The top two winners from each table in the preliminary rounds will advance to the quarter-final round with a minimum of six (6) participants on each table in the preliminary rounds.  The quarter-final round will consist of six (6) tables with no more than seven (7) players on each table. In the event there are not 36 participants for each quarter-final round from the preliminary rounds, there will be wild card drawings to bring the number up to 36 or 42 participants to achieve an equal number for each of the quarter-final rounds. All entries in the tournament will be eligible for wild card drawing.  The top three (3) winners from each table in the quarter-final rounds will advance to the semi-final round. The semi-final round will consist of six (6) tables with no more than six (6) players per table.  There will be no Wild Card drawing for the semi-final round.  The final round will consist of one (1) table with seven (7) players; six (6) from the semi-final round and one (1) Wild Card entry.  The seventh spot will be determined by a wild card drawing.  All entries in the tournament will be eligible.   First and second place payout is subject to Federal Withholding of 25%.
Prize Structure
$30,000 Prize Pool (*all player buy-ins go into pool)

      1. 1st Place              45%        $13,500 cash     
      2. 2nd Place             18%          $5,400 cash     
      3. 3rd Place             10%          $3,000 cash     
      4. 4th Place                7%          $2,100 cash     
      5. 5th Place              6%          $1,800 cash     
      6. 6th Place                5%          $1,500 cash     
      7. 7th Place                4%          $1,200 cash     
      8. 8th - 36th $50 in promotional chips