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Riverside Golf & RV Park | Morganton NC




About Riverside Golf & RV Park | Morganton NC

Riverside Golf & RV Park, located in Morganton NC, offers an 18-hole miniature golf course, and a modern and spacious RV park. They also have a well stocked golf shop that provides golf club repair and re-gripping in addition to retail sales of top brand equipment and clothing.

Riverside Golf & RV Park is the perfect combination of activities and camping that will create great memories for families of all ages and sizes! Our modern and well equipped RV park is a terrific place to camp, whether you are just passing through, or a local just wanting a fun camping experience. The 18-hole miniature golf course is well maintained and challenging. It offers hours of fun for the whole family. The golf shop is well stocked with brand name golf equipment and clothing, at very affordable prices. Need some work done on your clubs? They do it all at the golf shop. Repairs of all kinds and re-gripping done promptly and professionally.

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Golf Lingo

Golf is a game of sport and skill that can be played at any age. Millions of people in North America participate in golf as a recreational endeavor or a professional pursuit. As of the spring 2016, 25.13 million people in the United States played golf over the previous 12 months, according to Statistica.

Storied golf history

Although golf can be traced back to the Netherlands during the Middle Ages, many people concur that the modern game of golf - played over 18 holes - is a Scottish invention.

The popularity of the sport began to spread throughout the world from Great Britain. The first permanent golf club in North America was founded in 1873 and was named Canada's Royal Montreal Club. The first 18-hole course in the United States was The Chicago Golf Club.

Golf lingo

Understanding the terminology is key to becoming a full-fledged golf fanatic. While golf lingo is extensive, here is a sampling of some of the more popular terms to get novices started, courtesy of the PGA.

Approach: A shot hit towards the green.

Attack: The relative angle at which the clubhead approaches the ball at impact.

Backswing: The motion that involves the club and every element of the body in taking the club away from the ball.

Birdie: A score of one under par on a hole.

Bogey: A score of one over par on a hole.

Bunker: A hallow comprised of sand or grass that serves as an obstacle.

Carry: The distance a ball will fly in the air.

Chip: A short approach with a low trajectory.

Chunk: A poor shot caused by hitting the turf.

Divot: The turf displaced when the club strikes the ball.

Downswing: The swing forward from the top of the backswing.

Eagle: A score of two under par on a hole.

Golf range: A facility where people can practice golf swings.

Grip: The positioning of hands on the club.

Hole: A round receptacle on the green that the ball is aimed into.

Lie: As it relates to the golf ball, the position when it has come to rest.

Links: Specific term for a course built on linksland, which is land reclaimed from the ocean.

Mulligan: An extra shot taken on a poor first shot.

Par: The score an accomplished player is expected to make on a hole, either a three, four or five.

Putt: A shot on the green.

Stance: The position of the feet.

Golf terms are as varied as the game itself. Knowing commonly used words and phrases makes for a more intimate understanding of the sport. 

What To Know Before Going Camping

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan often jokes that camping is a tradition in his wife's family, but he's what people would consider "indoorsy." Gaffigan notes that the idea of burning a couple of vacation days sleeping on the ground outside isn't his idea of fun. But the comic may be in the minority.

Camping is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in North America. The statistics resource Statistica says the revenue of campgrounds and RV parks was estimated at $5.8 billion in 2015. More than $2.5 billion was relegated to camping equipment spending. In Canada, National Park attendance is typically indicative of camping stays. Parks Canada said there was a 4 percent increase in overall visitation between 2009 and 2014.

Camping takes many forms. Some purists equate camping to minimalist survival - eking out an existence for a few days with nothing more than a tent, a single roll of toilet paper and a fishing pole. Others enjoy the creature comforts of home and would readily consider camping something done from their climate controlled RV.

Camping ranges between sleeping under the open stars and glamping - a style of camping with amenities and potentially resort-style services. No matter how one defines camping, information is the key to becoming the proverbial "happy camper." The following list is a general starting off point for planning a camping adventure.

· Not all campsites are equal. When choosing a campsite, seek an area that offers the amenities you desire. Popular places like lakeside spots or those close to trails tend to book up early. Also, consider proximity to bathrooms, showers and ingress/egress spots. People who desire solitude will pick different campsites than those who want to be near the family action.

· Choose a tent for the weather. Supplies will differ depending on the temperatures when you plan to camp. Select a tent with a sun-protection sealant to prolong its longevity. Opt for a location with partial afternoon shade to keep the campsite and tent cool. Face the tent door into the wind for a breeze (and also to keep mosquitoes from camping alongside you). Speak with a camping supply retailer about your camping needs.

· Bring along low-salt, high-protein snacks. Low-salt, high-protein snacks will keep you fueled for day trips along the trails without making you thirsty. Dried berries and high-fiber trail mixes also can keep energy levels up.

· Invest in an insulating pad. A good insulating pad will keep you comfortable when sleeping on the ground. Such a pad also will serve as an extra moisture barrier and will help keep you warm or cool.

· Use the moon. If this is your first time camping, schedule the night out to coincide with a full moon. There will be extra light at night to chase away any fears and make navigating a bit easier.

· Be an early bird. To see wildlife, hit the trails as early as possible. Early morning hours also are cooler for working.

Remember that camping involves getting in touch with nature. Leave the campsite how you found it, taking trash along with you.