Golf Industry Insights
The time and effort for due diligence prior to the launch of Prescription Putting has provided a number of insights to the golf industry. The following are some of the things that we learned and ones that help shape what we do here at Prescription Putting.
Over the last year, we have made an effort to learn the ins and outs and the pitfalls of this industry. The first caution was in the form of a joke. "Do you know how to make a small fortune in the golf industry?" The answer: "Start with a big one!"
Here are some of the facts.
There are more golf courses than ten years ago.
There are no more golfers than ten years ago.
There are fewer rounds of golf played than ten years ago.
The same number of golf clubs are sold each year....
What Are The Advantages Of Golf Schools In Resorts
Golf schools in resorts serve two purposes - one that thelearner will focus more on the training than on otheractivities secondly he can relax after an exhaustivetraining session.
Since there is no time restriction either from the Golfcourse management side (because they charge according tothe playtime) or from the individual side who can play foras much time as he wishes to.
These resorts are becoming popular mainly for these tworeasons. Once a person goes to a resort for vacation, heneeds to spend some quality time on activities, which is ofhis interest. Golf comes as a natural interesting activity.
People who know golf would like to play golf for as muchtime as they could and those who do not know would like tolearn it so that they can join some golf club in their cityafter their return and boast that they know and can playgolf....
Why The Golfing Game Has Changed Tremendously In Recent Years
The world has changed a great deal in recent years and so has the golfing game. Those who are resisting the changes in the world instead of trying to understand them and adapt have often ended up in serious trouble.
It is exactly the same in the golfing game. Those amateur golfers who are ignoring the great changes that we have witnessed in the golfing game in recent times have run into lots of difficulties and many of them no longer enjoy playing the game they way they used to, not too long ago. Some have even altogether given up the golfing game.
Many of these frustrated golfers have failed to see the tremendous changes in the golfing game that have ended up affecting them.
One of them is the change in the way golfers are training and preparing themselves for major tourneys and games....
Women Golfers Set New Standards For The LPGA
It used to be unusual to turn on the television and catch coverage of an LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) tour, but that's not so anymore. Women are proving to be quite adept at golf and an exciting sport to watch, and networks and sponsors are catching on that people want to watch these talented women play. Of this season's 34 women's tournaments, only a handful won't be televised.
The hottest golfer on the LPGA circuit right now is Annika Sorenstam, currently the 2005 leader. Swedish-born Sorenstam is only 34 and began playing golf at the age of 12. In 2004 she posted 16 top-ten finishes (including eight wins) in 18 tournaments, and earned a record-tying seventh Rolex Player of the Year award, tying Kathy Whitworth for the most in LPGA history....
The Worlds Elite Golf Courses
We all here different opinions of great challenging golf courses around the world, full of history and storytelling of great games and tournaments between the legends of the professional world. Every year we hear of new championship courses opening but in my opinion they have a lot to live up to if they want to stand alongside the old greats.
My favourite world courses with their own individual characters over the years
Augusta - USAAugusta is a stunningly beautiful course located in the American Deep South. Augusta is the home of the world-renowned Masters tournament. Beautifully designed with lightning fast greens, without a doubt one of the world's best.
Ballybunion - IRELANDBallybunion is fantastic links course situated in County Kerry southern Ireland....
Golf Fore Success
Golf has a crazy way of telling who we truly are as a person. Many people judge us by the way we play the game. Everyone has a favorite quote they live by, whether in business or in their personal lives. Here are five humorous golf quotes that will get you thinking about what is really important in life as seen through the game of golf:
"Golf is the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off." --Chi Chi Rodriguez
Always have something to look forward to each day. It may something you ordered by mail and are anxiously awaiting its arrival or just relaxing on a quiet Friday night cooking for yourself with some soft music. Treat yourself often. Golf has a way of taking your mind away from the daily grind....
Fitness For Golf Is A Must For Senior Golfers
Fitness for golf is a common term and senior golfers are getting the gist of it. The secret is out. Fitness for golf has come full circle and all the players on the senior tour and senior amateurs are taking notice.
With the senior golfer comes a rapid decline in physical ability. The golf swing is a physically abusive movement to the human body? unless you take the time to prepare for it.
I have worked with thousands of senior golfers through my online golf fitness programs, and the results are dramatic. Just picture it. If you are in this demographic and your starting point is below average? you have the biggest chance to see HUGE results.
How many times have you walked off the course or practice range with a twinge or two in your body?...
If Youve Hit Your Golf Driver Perfectly Once, You Can Do It Every Time
Picture yourself standing on the tee box of your favorite short 4 par. You've got your driver in hand. This hole is designed with risk-reward written all over it. If you hit it long and straight, you can get very near or maybe on the green with your driver to set up for an easy birdie. If you mis-hit it, you are looking at hazards or o/b and a balloon score.
You know the correct play here is to pull out an iron and lay up for a 100 yard shot to the green, but you just can't bring yourself to do it. You say to yourself, "What the heck, I'm going for it".
Because, after all is said and done, the idea behind playing golf is to have fun and if taking chances on the golf course and sometimes beating the odds is your idea of fun, who's to say that you are wrong about that?...
Quick Golf Tips for Restoring Muscle Imbalances
As a golf biomechanic, my focus is on looking for areas of poor flexibility and muscle imbalances which effect the mechanics of the golf swing and create opportunities for the body to break down in injury. Each of these situations presents possibilities for improvement in your swing as well as keeping the body in an injury free state.
When the body is out of balance, this means some muscles are shorter than normal and some muscles are longer than normal. When muscle length is less or more than optimal, swing mechanics are altered.
According to Paul Chek of the Chek Institute, there are five factors which influence the flight and destination of the ball.
- Club face alignment
- Swing plane
- Angle of attack/impact
- Club head speed
- Hitting the sweet spot
Unfortunately, many golfers experience limiting physical factors which prevent them from achieving accuracy and consistency regarding these five factors....
Secrets Of The Avid Golfer
Every avid golfer has got to be the sort of person who enjoys the game immensely. It has been proven that we tend to be very good at doings things that we enjoy doing and this should be no exception to the case of the avid golfer of today.
This also means that the avid golfer tends to constantly improve their game and handicap all the time.
This whole picture must seem like an impossible dream to the majority of amateur golfers struggling in courses across the country. Many have often left a game deeply humiliated and swore to themselves that they would never set foot on a golf course again. Sadly there are some who have kept to that vow they made to themselves.
In most cases their opponent was this avid golfer with a secret that has improved their game so much that there are able to easily run circles round an opponent, almost at will....
Golfer Discovers 4 Time-Tested and Proven Methods to Lower Handicap!
Golfers are often on the lookout for a magic tip or trick that will transform them into better golfers, or a magic formula that can take their game to the next level, but while lots can be done to improve your game only one thing will help you become a better golfer: good golf habits and stick-to-it-iveness!
Here are 4 powerful yet simple, time-tested and proven methods that work!
1. You get OUT what you put IN. So get out there and practice!
In know. I know. You say you don't have the time, but if you can't find time to practice your game will always suffer and that's the bottom line. In life, such as with golf, you always get out what you put in. If you can't make it out to the range to practice at least get out your clubs when you're at home and find a place to swing your clubs for 10-15 mins....
Golf Nutrition On And Off The Course
For best competition performance on the golf course, maintaining proper nutrition is very important. There's no one specific food or diet that will fit every golfer's needs. A golfer's nutrition plan should be individualized to meet the needs of training and competition or recreational play. Since carbohydrates are the primary fuel for performance related activities, they should be the primary consideration of a golfer's diet.
Listed below is a breakdown of the amounts of food sources a golfer should have to maintain optimal performance on the course.
? 20-30% of daily calories from proteins.
? 20-25% of daily calories from fats.
? 50-60% of daily calories from carbohydrates.
These ranges leave you some room to create the ratio that works best for you....
The Mental Side of Match Play
Many of us might assume that there isn't too much debate about the characteristics of a good match player. Clearly, the ability to play your game in the best or worst of conditions better or worse can be useful, conversely we know that bad match players are people easily put off their game or cannot perform when they need to most. Therefore, if you want to win the better part of your matches you simply need to play consistent. However, this idea strikes me as too easy - too simple. If that is all there was to match play than your local course would be overflowing with excellent match players. I must confess, there is a great deal more in match play than there appears to be.
I would propose that preparation for match play begins the moment you step into the clubhouse....
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