Golf Grip Pressure
Learning the amount of
golf grip pressure needed to swing the golf club smoothly
and efficiently as possible while still maintaining control
is one of the key factors in learning to play golf well. Try
the following golfing drill to assist in this area. Rate
your golf grip pressure on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being
super-light and 10 being super-tight. Start with a 1 and
grip the club progressively tighter as you work your way up
to a 10. Identify the change in golf grip pressure and apply
a number to it. Then, hit some shots using the same system.
You will soon discover the amount of grip pressure which
produces your best swing. It will probably be in the 4 to 5
range. Once you have determined the correct grip pressure,
constantly identify its feel so you will eventually use it
automatically on the course. In addition, remember to
maintain a constant golf grip pressure from the start to the
end of your swing. Golf
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Golf Courses of the World
Here is a geographically
organized listing of golf courses around the world. The web
site includes the golf course name, location, telephone
number, number of holes, yardage, par, slope, and comments
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Golf Health - An Overview
Playing golf is a
physical athletic skill requiring strength, golf
flexibility, neuromuscular coordination and, to a certain
degree, cardiovascular and muscular endurance. 'Golf
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Golf Ball Identification Methods
For a good golf ball
identification method, prepare golf balls for marking them
with your identification mark by taking a SMALL MUFFIN PAN
FOR 12 or an OLD EGG CARTON and place 12 balls in each one.
Then mark each ball with a dot of red fingernail polish or
any other identification mark of your choice. Leave them in
position until they are dry and ready to use. This method is
much easier than trying to mark each one individually. You
can also use a permanent marker to put your initials for
better golf ball identification. Buy
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Course Manage Your Troubles Away
Even the best golfers
learn to find and remember the trouble areas. It gives them
an advantage. It may be avoiding a low hanging limb on a
second shot or a slanting section of fairway. It is called
golf course management and it will cut strokes off your
game. A good golfer is a smart golfer. Manage
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Golf Shoe Care - Keeping Golf Shoes in Shape
Golf shoes can crush
and shrink from the elements, storage and transport. The
best golf shoe care method for keeping golf shoes in shape
is to insert a shoe tree (an expandable split wood device)
that holds a shoe's shape, minimizes shrinkage, and
eliminates moisture. Shop
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Be Flat At Impact - A Golfing Drill
One of the sneakiest
slice causing culprits is the karate-chop hand or the home
run swing. This is hard to spot unless you know what to look
for. Try this golfing drill: Take a golf stance near a
chair's padded back rest and let your hands form your grip
against the back rest. At address, the subdominant hand's
back hand is flat on the backrest. Make a back and forward
swing at the chair, a square impact has the back hand
hitting flat against the back rest. If the
pinky-side-palm-pad hits first (like a karate chop) you are
opening up at impact. Practice this golfing drill until you
can hit flat every time and you will be square at impact.
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Basic Rules of Golf - Yelling "FORE"
If ever your ball is
heading towards another person, it is your duty to warn them
by yelling "FORE". Yell loud and early enough to
give that person a chance to cover their head. A golf ball
can and has killed people so yell it out! Sales
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Golf Stretches and Exercises
To avoid injury, take a
few minutes to do a few simple warm up golf exercises and
basic golf stretches before you start. You have probably
been sitting in a car for 20 minutes or more, so get out and
walk around a bit. Shake your arms and hands for 30 seconds.
Put a golf club behind your back and hook your arms around
the club at the elbow joint and do some easy turning and
mock golf swing exercises. This is a good way to help you
limber up. Swing two golf clubs for a while. Now use 1 club,
put your feet together and swing normally for a few minutes.
You are basically warmed up and the muscles are stretched,
too. Try to do this every time you go golfing and you will
get more enjoyment from your game and less aches later on!
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Fundamentals of Golf Swings
Here's an easy approach for
learning how to swing the golf club. The swing is broken
down into six parts: the golf setup position and posture;
golf club alignment; the take-away; the back swing; impact;
and follow-through. 6
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|11. Professional Golf
The first thing the pro
will do is have you warm up for a few minutes with your own
golf club. Take several practice golf swings and hit a few
golf balls until you feel comfortable and loose. Swing like
you normally swing, don't worry if it doesn't look good,
that is not important right now.
The next thing the pro will do is examine your current golf
clubs by watching where you hold the club, if you are
choking up or reaching, plus the pro will be noticing if the
toe of your club is pointing up or down when you set up or
The pro will make a quick determination from your initial
set-up and start handing you custom golf clubs that are
already adjusted for length and lie. He will watch you ball
flight and comfort level to see when you are close to a
match. When he thinks you are close, he will put some impact
tape on the face and sole of the club and have you hit a few
more balls off of an impact board. He will examine the tape
to see if during the swing the toe or heel is hitting first
and if you are making solid center face contact with the
ball. At the same time the pro will have set up the swing
speed machine and record your actual swing speed.
Armed with this information, the pro will be able to hand
you the proper fitted golf club and you should see marked
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What adjustments are made during club fitting.
Club fitting will take into
account several characteristics of the golf club when
determining which club setup is for you. The main ones are
1. Length of club - This is very important on a couple of
levels, one is that you want the proper length club so that
you feel comfortable with it in your hand. You won't feel
the need to choke up on the shaft or feel like you are
reaching for the ball. The proper length of club also lets
the club maker assemble your club to have the correct flex
in the shaft. If you choke up on the club you are in essence
moving the kick point which in turn stiffens the shaft.
Think of a telephone pole, when the pole is long, it can
sway in the wind, cut it shorter and it is extremely stiff.
2. Lie angle of the head - The lie angle of the head is
important for accuracy. The lie angle affects the heel and
toe of the head. If the club is too flat, the toe will hit
first, too upright the heel hits first. You want the middle
of the club, below the sweet spot to make contact with the
3. Flex of the shaft - This is determined by the club speed.
Too flexible of a shaft makes accuracy a problem as the club
head will not square up, too stiff of a shaft means distance
problems as you will lose the power of the shaft in the
swing because your speed will not be enough to get it to
4. Loft issues - For some players, loft fitting becomes a
factor. If you hit the ball too high, you may be told that
you need stronger lofted clubs or low trajectory clubs, if
you just don't get the ball up, you may be told that you
need higher trajectory clubs. This is more of an advanced
kind of fitting as most clubs can't be adjusted this way,
they have to be cast or forged strong or weak. Some
companies offer lines of clubs this way, usually designated
as pro versions for lower trajectory, or ht for higher
5. Grip fitting - The size of the grip is important if you
have very big hands or very small hands, or arthritis or
some other medical reason that needs to be addressed. This
is usually determined by your glove size. 'What
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Golfing Information on Golf Club Shafts
To get the most from your tee
shots, you'll need to use the right golf club. Many players
use golf clubs that have shafts too long, costing you
accuracy. Also use a golf club with enough loft for your
swing. For most average players, a driver with at least 10
degrees of loft is recommended. Check the flex of your clubs
as well. Golf club shafts that are too stiff will cause you
to make compensations in your swing, leading to inconsistent
shots. Finally, if you feel golfing equipment is holding you
back, make an appointment to be fitted by a professional.
This will save you time and money when shopping for new golf
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"The Good and the Bad" Game for 4 Players
This is a great golf game for
4 players as it keeps everyone involved in each hole plus
offers more avenues for betting or scoring.
Divide your foursome into two teams of equal skill using
golf handicaps or giving strokes if necessary.
Team A and Team B.
Each hole in the round is worth a total of 2 points, one
point for the "Good" and one point for the
"Bad". Each player plays their own golf ball and
keeps their score for the hole. At the end of the hole, the
best score from team A is put against the best score for
team B. The same is done for the other players, the worse
score from team A is paired against the worst score from
team B. The winning team of the best scores gets a point and
the winning team of the worse scores get a point. Ties are
carried over. For example if the two best scores are tied,
the points for the "Good" on the next hole are now
Examples of how points are given:
Team A: One player shoots a 4, other shoots a 6
Team B: One player shoots a 5, the other shoots a 7
In this case Team A wins the Good and the Bad -
the 4 beats the 5 and the 6 beats the 7.
Team A: One shoots a 4 the other shoots a 6
Team B: One shoots a 5 the other shoots a 5
Team A wins the Good - 4 beats a 5, Team B wins the Bad - 5
beats a 6
Team A: One shoots a 4 the other shoots a 5
Team B: One shoots a 4 the other shoots a 4
Since Team A and B each shot a 4 as the best score, the
"Good" point is carried over to the next whole,
team B wins the "Bad" 4 beats a 5.
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