Public Golf Courses - Making The Right Choice
Chances are, if you're just starting out, you haven't decided to apply to a fancy country club yet so you can play their outstanding course, right? That's a very good idea, because there are probably several public golf courses close to you that are just as terrific and much cheaper too! Do you think Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson started out on private courses? I doubt it! Even though we can't all have the status of a Woods or Mickelson, we can make sure that we don't have an argument with our wallet every time we want to hit the course for some practice time on the driving range or to get in a leisurely round.
Of course, the first thing you want to check at a public golf course is the course itself....
How To Get Your Golf Technique Right
There is really no doubt about just how important the correct golf techniques are to playing a consistently good and yet enjoyable game. Actually ever since the inception of this wonderful game of golf, emphasis has always been on getting your golf technique right.
And not without reason. The game of golf is such that without constant attention to detail in golf techniques and without making an effort to always improve on your golf technique when playing, chances of making an impact in this game are really nil. It is also highly unlikely that you will ever enjoy your game.
In fact part of the attraction to the game for many, is the fact that seemingly simple movements contain so much attention to detail and application of the correct golf techniques to execute successfully....
Who Invented The Game Of Golf?
Well, who actually did invent the game of Golf? The question has been asked and argued for many years with no true winner. Many countries have a valid claim to an early game that resembles the game of golf. Some of the countries that make this claim are England. Scotland, China, Rome, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Laos. The most heated debate over who invented golf definitely comes from Great Britain and Scotland.
The first area to look when deciding the answer to our question must be what actually determines when a game with sticks and balls is golf or another game. Most countries in the world have had games where you hit an object with a stick at some sort of target. Is this enough to be called golf, I don't think so....
Golf Stretching Secrets to Improve Performance
The trend in larger and therefore heavier club heads in recent years has made golf stretching secrets even more important to acquire.
To make matters worse for golfers not interested in embracing golf stretching secrets, golf is a game unlike other sports where continuous playing improves fitness and endurance. This is because the golf swing lasts only a second.
It is instructive that many golfers are yet to appreciate this rather important fact. This is the reason who they have found it very difficult to see any improvement in their game.
Still it is common to see golfers practice hitting the ball for hours on the course. The writing should really be on the wall by now. And that is it is unlikely to improve any golfer's game if their body is not golf fit....
Are Golf Conditioning Routines Really Necessary
Many golfers around the world still do not understand why experts these days insist on golf conditioning routines when the game has been played for decades without the need for any sort of exercising.
Why now? Why this great emphasis on golf conditioning routines to the extent where virtually all professionals have a serious golf conditioning routine that they stick to religiously?
Strangely enough the same question is not asked about the general exercise craze that has swept society in the recent past. Nobody wants to ask why our grandmothers got by just fine without any aerobics.
The facts are that life has changed a great deal. And these days enough exercise is part and parcel of modern healthy living....
Beginners Guide to Buying a Set of Golf Clubs
You walk in to a golf store and there are hundreds of woods, irons, wedges and putters to choose from along with clothing, balls and all kinds of accessories. When just starting out in golf, choosing a set of clubs can be an overwhelming task. What is one to do? What decisions need to be made when buying a set of golf clubs? This article aims to help you know what you need to know, so you can make the right call and save you a little dough in the process.
First, you need to know what makes up a set of clubs? Well there are four main parts to a set of clubs: Woods, Irons, Wedges, and a Putter. These days you also have the Hybrid Clubs. These are a cross between irons and woods. People who have trouble hitting their long irons, such as a 2 or 3 iron, tend to use these types of clubs instead....
Learn How To Correct A Golf Slice
How to correct the golf slice? If that's a question you are asking yourself, this article will provide you with some places to get help.
If you need to learn how to correct a golf slice you can go about it in several ways. When you want to figure out how to correct a golf slice you may want to get some instruction from a golf pro. A golf pro at the course may be able to show you how to correct the golf slice problem.
Another way to learn how to correct a golf slice is to take lessons. Lessons may be offered for this very golf dilemma.
There is information available online if you are trying to figure out how to correct a golf slice situation. This information is usually free and sometimes is from famous golfers....
Will A Night Golf Tournament Ruin Your Course?
? Move your tees - use an area normally not used for your tee box. Move it to a patch of grass in front of the normal tee, to the left or right of the forward tees - anywhere to minimize wear and tear on the tees. If you must use the tees for the Night Golf event, make sure there is divot mix for the players to use.
? Get the maintenance staff out early! - The morning after your Night Golf event, send someone out with a divot mix bucket (make sure they are labeled if you use different types of grass on your tees than you do in your fairway). Have the staff cover each hole you played the previous night - make sure that they have trash bags and ball mark repair tools for the greens.
? Limit the refreshments until after the Night Golf event - Admittedly, this practice helps to increase laughs on the course during the event....
The Secret To Beating Tiger Woods At Golf ? And, Its Correlation To Success In Business!
The game of Golf, although difficult to master, can nevertheless be narrowed down to three fundamental disciplines: 1) The Power Game [Driving & Iron Play], 2) The Short Game [Finesse / Shots within 100 Yards] and 3) Putting.
Success in golf is largely focused on mastering each skill 'to the best of one's ability' and in so doing, a player's talent or the lack thereof, becomes evident.
Ask any golfer, even the pros and they'll tell you which of the three disciplines they are best at and which they find most challenging. By most challenging, they mean the skill in which they are least adept - resulting in the highest percentage of 'Errors' on the course.
In the book, Dave Pelz's Short Game Bible, author and golf short-game guru, Dave Pelz, studied the best players on the PGA circuit and compiled some revealing data....
Improve Golf Swing The Non-Traditional Way
Improve golf swing seems like a thought that is on our minds as golfers dozens of times per day. Do you agree? But what are you currently doing to improve your golf swing?
Let me take a guess. Spending money on lessons, that may-or-may-not be working? How about the latest-greatest driver? Did it lower your score? Golf balls? They say the Titleist ProV1 makes a ton of difference. Has it for you?
I could go on-and-on but I won't. I think you get the idea.
So I've mentioned some very common, 'traditional ways' to try to improve your golf swing. But I haven't mentioned the MOST important one.
Do you want to take a guess?
Have you read any of my other 200 hundred or so articles floating around the web and in newspapers?...
A Golfing Tip For Better Control Of Your Body
A good golfing tip to help you improve your control will have a tremendous impact towards improving your golf game.
Playing good golf consistently requires good control over both the mind and the body. Thus any golfing tip to help you improve your control over both will have a tremendous impact towards improving your golf game.
The golfing tip I would like to give in this article is that by working on improving control over your body, you will in effect also gain more control over your mind. This is simply because the mind gains more confidence that the body will be able to perform whatever instructions the mind communicates to the body.
This is the single golfing tip that has the potential of transforming any golfer's game literally overnight....
What Makes A Golf Training Book Effective
A golf training book needs to be 'user-friendly' and 'plug-and-play'. What I mean by that is a golfer should be able to have a clear idea on what he should do immediately to improve his/her game. And it should be easy to apply. No figuring out what to do next. No sense of confusion or frustration at information overload.
Haven't you purchased a book (not necessarily a golf training book) before; got excited to dive and; and then in a short period of time felt overwhelmed?
I know I have!
It's not a good feeling and can leave you even more frustrated than before you purchased it.
I have even seen golf training books that have been thrown together by several "so-called" experts and by the time you're finished you don't know where to begin....
Senior Golfers Increase Swing Speed
It is widely known that with increased age comes a decrease in flexibility. This is why so many golf fitness programs emphasize stretching and increasing range of motion for senior golfers. It has also been well documented that senior golfers between the ages of 55 and 79 can increase their drive distance and enhance their overall golf performance by engaging in a safe and effective golf conditioning program.
According to a recent study evaluating swing speed, senior golfers reaped great benefits by engaging in regular core stabilization exercises. Senior golfers participated in an 8 week study where they engaged in a core stabilization program several times weekly utilizing tools such as foam rollers, mats, stability balls, medicine balls and elastic cables....
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