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If you’re like many weekend golfers, you don’t have a lot of time to practice your game. Your family responsibilities and your work consume most of your time. So, when you do get a chance to practice, you must get the most of your time at the range or on the practice green. The question
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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:18:12 +0000
Scoring, not great drives or pinpoint approach shots, is the secret to breaking 80 and to score like a pro. So, you need to become a good scorer to go low. One PGA pro that epitomizes a good scorer is Phil Mickelson. He’s been among the PGA’s top players for better than a decade. His
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 23:17:08 +0000
A lot of things have changed in golf over the years—especially when it comes to club technology. But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed. It’s the importance of hitting greens in regulation (GIR). This stat is among the most telling in the game. But what does that mean exactly? Hitting a green in regulation means
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:18:50 +0000
How many swings do you need to break 80? If you’re like most golfers, you’d probably say two—your full swing and your putting Strike. Right? But Dave Pelz, golf’s well known short-game guru, thinks otherwise. He says adding a third swing to your arsenal can take your game to the next level and help you
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:29:27 +0000
Long and straight down the middle. That’s how we’d all like to hit them. It also boosts your game. In fact, there’s no better way to chip strokes from your scores than by starting every hole from the middle of the fairway. Hitting one long really takes pressure off your short game. So, if you’re
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:00:18 +0000
Would you like to pound out 300-yard drives? Sure, you would. That would sure help your game, wouldn’t it? But slamming 300-yard drives isn’t easy. So, what’s the key to boosting clubhead speed? One is to use good wrist action to add yards to your shots. It’s also a key to mastering your overall game.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 02:34:26 +0000
While hooking isn’t as common as slicing, it’s still a nasty swing fault—one that can cost you strokes or ruin a day. But if you’re a hooker and not a slicer, you’re in luck. A hook, as they say, “is the last stop on the road to a good golf swing.” Transform your hook with
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 21:51:27 +0000
Do you panic when faced with a tight fairway? Some weekend golfers do. Hitting tight fairways is challenging. No doubt about it. Miss the fairway and you can dig yourself into deep trouble, especially if the rough is thick. This type of mistake can cost you strokes big time. But panicking isn’t the solution either.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:01:05 +0000
Improving your short game in golf is the key to breaking 80. Without a good short game, you’ll have to hit every green in regulation to eliminate extra strokes. And hitting every green in regulation is near impossible—no matter how good you are.
One situation where you can cut golf strokes is a shot that's 20 or 30 feet from the green. You can't afford to miss this shot. If you do, you’re looking at a bogey or even a double bogey, making it tough to break 80 for the round.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:26:20 +0000
There are numerous reasons why players work the ball. They can hold it up into the wind. Work it away from trouble. Or fade or draw the ball to better get at different pin locations. A straight ball flight would be subject to the wind direction, so for example, if there is a left pin location, the wind is left to right, you would have to start the ball way left of the green and hope the wind brings it back on target. Or you could draw the ball (right handed) into the wind and have your miss (if the wind overpowers the draw) be in the middle of the green. It also can improve the angle of attack depending on pin location and shape of the green. Also think about fairways that bend left or right. Shaping the ball allows them to utilize the most out of the course's shape.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:26:45 +0000
If you're serious about breaking 80, you need to find ways of getting back on track when your game starts to go south. Unless you can stop that from happening—and do it quickly—you'll pack additional strokes on your score, which will keep you from breaking 80. Righting the ship is one things the pros do well.
But you shouldn't do when your game goes sour is try to revamp your swing while playing a round. That's not the best time to do it. The best time to make a major swing change is after the round is over at the practice range. What you need when playing is to make some simple adjustments to get you over the hump and your game back on track.
Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:39:08 +0000
Buying a new driver isn’t a panacea. It won’t eliminate all your golf swings flaws or cut your golf handicap. Only hard work will do that. But a new driver can help you hit the ball longer and straighter, setting you up for shorter approach shots. Hitting shorter approach shots means you'll hit more greens regulation and shoot lower golf scores. So, if you're looking to buy yourself a present this year, a new driver isn't a bad choice.
But buying a new driver can be a challenge—especially if you’re new to the game.
Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:02:06 +0000
If you’re like most golfers, you’re always looking for ways to improve your golf swing. Golf tips and practice can eliminate swing flaws but one of the best ways to spot errors—and eliminate them—is to shoot a video of your swing.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 01:28:08 +0000
Slow play on the golf course is golf’s biggest threat. So how long should it take your foursome to play a round of golf? The Hammond Creek Golf Club tracked average playing time of golfers by month for over two years. The average time for a foursome at that course was four hours and eleven seconds. That's about the average time at most courses. But many rounds still take as long as six hours to play. That's way too long.
Slow play sucks the joy out of the game. It also hurts scores. In fact, no research shows that slow play improves scores. It probably does the opposite. Playing faster, on the other hand, speeds up the round, allows you to enjoy the game more, and helps you achieve and maintain a nice rhythm, which improves golf scores—and to some degree golf handicaps.
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:29:22 +0000
The Stress-Free Golf swing was created by Jeff Richmond of ConsistentGolf.com. There is an interesting story to the creation of this swing, because Jeff claims he accidentally discovered a secret move that Ben Hogan made in his golf swing. Jeff says he made this discovery on the 5th of March, 2015. Jeff knows the exact
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:07:50 +0000
If you're like many golfers, you hit the practice range before playing a round. Hitting the range is great. You can focus on riding yourself of swing flaws, find a groove for your round, and build muscle memory and confidence in the process. After driving good shots at the range, you're ready to transfer your great swing to the golf course.
But then you get to the first tee. And what do you do? You slice your first shot into the woods, leaving you a dreadful lie. On the second tee, you pull it right into a bunker, leaving you with another bad lie. Clearly, you've lost the feel of your range swing. And you’re starting to lose confidence it your game. Before long, the wheels come off and what could have been a great day turns into a nightmare.
If only you could transfer your range swing to the course.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:48:37 +0000
Do you suffer from lower back pain? If so, you're not alone. Lower back pain is a common golf injury. In fact, 28.1 percent of all players suffer from lower back pain, says a recent report from TPI, which surveyed over 31,000 players. It's also among the most common injuries pro golfers suffer. One report says about 23 percent of golfers deal with lower back pain.
But while your lower back is the site of the pain, it's not usually the cause of it. Unusual motions in other parts of the body force the lower back to work excessively hard, creating pain. Often, it's the lack of mobility in hips, thoracic spine, and shoulders that are the cause of the unusual motion. These moving parts working against each other can cause improper swing mechanics - which puts strain on the lower back.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 21:39:05 +0000
Your golf swing must be fluid and natural in order to help you break 80 consistently. If you combine the fear of hitting bad shots with poor swing mechanics, you are headed for trouble on the course. Your golf swing must be fluid and natural to maintain good scores. If you read further, I will provide you with five drills that can help you develop a fluid golf swing.
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 17:09:21 +0000
Your ability to focus is the key to breaking 80 consistently. If you’re distracted during a shot, you lose focus. Do it on too many shots during a round and your score will reflect that. Do it on too many shots during a season and your golf handicap will reflect that as well. Focus is that important. Put another way, staying focused while hitting a shot is among the most precious assets you have on the course.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:38:18 +0000
Every player goes through a golf slump—even PGA and LPGA pros. Sometimes they're short. Sometimes they're long. You've probably gone through a slump or two in your golf game over the years. What causes these slumps and how to break out of a golf slump is anyone's guess.
Slumps aren't fun. They can hurt your scores and your golf handicap, and they can frustrate you. So you don't want to stay them for too long, like a whole season. Ideally, you want to break out of a golf slump as soon as possible, which is why we’ve provided the golf tips below. They'll help you beat slumps and get you back on track quickly.