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National Golf Month in Lewisville

golf ball on courseIf you’re new to the wonderful world of golf, you’re in luck—August is National Golf Month. Residents of apartments in Lewisville, Texas are lucky enough to be living near some of the best golfing options in the state. The best way to learn is at the hand of an experienced golfer; either a pro who offers lessons at a nearby course or a friend with lots of patience and skill. Before you go those routes, here are a couple of tips to help get you started on the road to enjoying great games of golf.

Stay Balanced

Staying balanced helps produce a more effective golf swing, so take the time to position yourself solidly on the ground. Keep your back as straight as you possibly can, and when you swing, tilt from the hips instead of from the waist. You may have to practice this technique for a while in order to become comfortable with it, but once you’ve got it down, it’ll be just like riding a bicycle and come back to you every time. You can even practice your swing in your apartment to get you ready for time on the green.

Perfect Your Grip 

A good grip is an essential component to any good game of golf. Using the palm and fingers or your left hand, grip the club firmly, then position your hand on the club using your forefinger, your middle finger, and your ring finger. This is another golf essential that you can practice in your apartment along with your alignment and balance.

Most of all, don’t forget to relax and have fun while on the course. Golf is a great way to socialize as well as to get plenty of outdoor exercise.

Want to get the most out of your summer in beautiful Lewisville, Texas? Contact us today for information on available floor plans, and see how to make Lakes at Lewisville your new home!

Hiking Essentials for Your Dog

dog on trailThere are few things that can beat a great summer hike with friends and your trusted dog by your side. With so many great trails to explore in the greater Lewisville area, it makes sense that our residents love to get out and explore. Whether you’re new to hiking in Texas or you consider yourself a bit of a pro, hiking with a dog can be a bit unpredictable. Make sure you’re ready for any situation and that your dog has the best time ever with our list of hiking essentials!

Hiking Essentials Every Dog Needs

Bring a dog pack. Since you’ve already got your own pack full of water, snacks and clothing essentials, give your dog their very own pack to carry some of their essentials with them. Find a pack that fits their size and frame and be sure to load it evenly to avoid any aches and pains. Fill their pack with treats, extra poo bags and a water bowl so that you can rehydrate them every time your group takes time to rest on the trail.

Try trail boots. Depending on the weather and the terrain of your hiking trail, it may be necessary to outfit your dog with hiking booties as well. They may look silly to you, but dog boots can protect your dog’s paws from extremely hot and cold surfaces and help to give them traction as they climb rocks and other obstacles on your hike.

Implement leash training. It’s important to pay close attention to the trail rules on each hike you take. If the trail allows your dog to be off-leash, make sure that you feel comfortable enough to let them go and quickly call them back as needed. For trails that require dogs to be kept on a leash, you’ll want to avoid lots of tugging and dangerous situations where their lead can become tangled.

Enjoy the Trail with Your Pup This Summer

With so many great trails nearby, our residents love getting outdoors! Visit us online today for more information on the available floor plans at our pet-friendly apartments in Lewisville.

Best Recreation Activities At Lewisville Lake

Lewisville Lake is one of North Texas’s largest lakes. It measures 29,000 acres in overall area, with a shoreline that stretches out at 23 miles. However, that’s not what makes Lewisville awesome. Lewisville has plenty more to offer and if you’re new to the area, here are some recreational activities you can try out.

Check out Party Cove

As the name suggests, Party Cove is literally a happening spot for all kinds of parties. It’s a typical weekend destination that sees groups of people coming in for some fun. What makes Party Cove unique is that the people tie up their boats together to create the cove like structure. It’s a typical party atmosphere with food, drinks, swimming, music and much more.

Fishing

Being a lake, this probably shouldn’t come as a surprise. Lewisville Lake is a great location for fishing. You can find a wide variety of fish here such as the Spotted Bass, White Crappie, White Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Blue & Channel Catfish etc.

The Largemouth Bass is a popular variety here as well as the Hybrid Striped Bass. If you do not have a boat, you can make use of the fishing barge at Lake Park to reach the best fishing spots.

Golfing

When it comes to recreation, there are few things that compete with a good game of golf. Lewisville Lake has that on the list as well. For instance, The Lakes at Castle Hills is a good golf course to check out. It’s a semi-private club that offers great service. Plus, the course itself is in great shape and teeing off has been voted as a very pleasurable experience here.

Camping

There are a lot of camp sites on Lewisville Lake. If you’re looking for some fresh air and outdoor experience, then you should definitely give these campsites a try. Some of the good ones include Lake Park Campgrounds, Sycamore Bend Park Campgrounds, and Pilot Knoll Campgrounds.