{Golf Ball Position Setup}

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Introduction:

Before I get into golf ball position setups, I want to touch briefly on your own particular golf swing. You must have your own consistent golf swing before you should start thinking about other technical aspects of the golf swing like golf ball position.

I see a lot of golfers, especially beginner and novice golfers go out and try to emulate or copy the swing of say, a Tiger Woods or another pro golfer. Unfortunately this thought process never works.

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The fact of the matter is that no two golfers swing the golf club the exact same way.

The next time you are at the driving range look at all the golfers hitting balls and you will notice that everyone of them has a different golf swing.

Each golfer has their own unique body style and muscle groups therefore they each have their own unique golf swing.

A golfer that is tall and thin will not have the same swing as someone that is shorter and heavier.

So what I’m trying to say here is you need to go out and develop your own consistent golf swing that is natural to your talents.

Whether you have to take a quick lesson from a professional or go out and practice on your swing alone, just remember your golf swing should feel natural and not forced.

Once you feel you have reached this comfort zone with your golf swing we can now go on and learn about your golf ball position setup for each of your clubs.

What is Golf Ball Position?

Whether you are on the tee box, in the fairway, chipping up near the green or on the green putting, when you approach your ball and take your golf stance, your golf ball should be in the correct position in your setup.

Each one of your golf clubs have different length shafts, with your driver having the longest shaft and your wedges having the shortest shaft. Taking this into consideration directly determines what position your golf ball position should be in your setup.

Golf Ball Position for Your Driver

In a Typical 18 hole round of golf you will use your driver on about 14 of your tee shots. That doesn’t sound like a lot but if you think about it, these 14 shots with your driver can determine the total outcome of your round of golf.

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With that being said, hitting your drives in the fairway makes this game of golf much easier. The farther and straighter you hit your drives, the shorter and easier your approach to the green will be.

When hitting your driver you want to hit the golf ball on the upswing, giving you more launch and less ball spin thus giving you more distance and accuracy.

The ideal ball position for your driver is for the ball to be lined up off your left heel at address. What this does is guarantee that you make contact with the ball past the bottom of your swing arc on the upswing.

Another thing to take into consideration is the height that you tee your golf ball up. With the larger driver heads available today you must make sure you tee the ball up high enough.

Practicing these tips on a regular basis will have you splitting the fairway down the middle more often than not.

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Golf Ball Position for Your Long Irons and Hybrids

I believe one of the toughest golf shots you can face is the shot with your long irons. This would include your 4, 5, 6 irons. I also believe with most average golfers it is totally a mental thing.

The everyday weekend golfer probably drives the ball somewhere around 220 yards or fewer. On a 400 yard par four that will leave you 180 yards left to reach the green.

This is where the mental part comes in to play. After your drive you get to your ball and look how far the green is and your first thought is, I’m going to really have to crush one to reach that green.

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Well, that is actually the farthest thing from the truth.

What you need to do first off is to practice hitting your long irons and hybrid clubs more and learn how far you hit each one of these clubs.

Most golfers tend to not take enough club and end up trying to kill the ball, thus ending up with a terrible shot.

The golf ball position setup for your long irons and hybrids should be, take your stance with the ball about a two golf ball distance back from your left heel.

Because of the longer shaft on these clubs this setup will allow you to hit the ball with a descending blow and follow through straight towards the target without taking too much of a divot.

Always remember to let the club do the work as they were designed to. Take a nice easy, smooth swing and you will be hitting these shots on the green with much more consistency.

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Golf Ball Position for Your Mid/Short Irons

Your mid and short irons basically consist of your 7, 8, and 9 irons. These clubs would be used on shots from 120 yards to around 145 yards from the green depending on what level of golfer you are.

Because of the shorter shaft on these clubs you will have much more control of them. Sometimes when you feel you are in between distances you can choke down on the grip and have even more control.

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For this golf ball position you want the ball right in the center of your stance, narrow your stance a little and setup a little closer to the ball.

These shots require a more pendulum motion as opposed to a wider, flatter swing as with your long irons and your driver. You want to strike the back of the ball taking your divot beyond the ball position.

This technique will launch the ball higher and allowing the ball to land softer on the green.

The only time you should deviate from this setup is if you have an awkward lie in the fairway.

If you have an uphill lie you want to set up with the ball a little forward of center and if you have a downhill lie you want to set up with the ball a little back of center in your stance.

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Golf Ball Position Setup for your Wedges

Most golfers carry three wedges in their bag. Their pitching wedge, sand wedge and their lob wedge. There are many setup positions for each one of these wedges.

Your Pitching Wedge:

Your pitching wedge can be used anywhere from 120 yards up until chipping around the green. If you are taking pretty much a full swing with your pitching wedge you want the ball positioned a little behind center of your stance.

If you are near the green and have no obstructions a plenty of green between you and the hole you want the ball setup far back in your stance which will keep the club face closed giving you less loft and the ball will roll out to the hole.

Your Sand Wedge:

Well, the name of the club says it all. This club is used mostly when you are in the sand trap.

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To execute this shot properly you want the ball in the center of your stance, open the club face, swing back and through, striking the sand about two inches behind the ball.

With this shot the club never touches the ball, the sand actually pushes the ball out and on to the green, hopefully near the hole for an easy par.

Your Lob Wedge:

Your lob wedge or 60 degree wedge is the most lofted club in your bag. Most commonly it is used when you are fairly close to green and you need to get the ball up high over an obstruction and land softly on the green.

Say you came up short on your approach shot and you have a sand trap between you and the green. Take your lob wedge and setup with the ball in the middle of your stance.

Your back swing will depend on how far you want the ball to travel and land. You don’t always want to take a full back swing with your lob wedge but always a full follow through. Take plenty of time practicing with this club.

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Golf Ball Position Putting:

More than half of your golf strokes in a round of golf are made on the putting green, so the better you get at putting the better your golf scores will be.

As far as you’re putting setup goes every golfer is different, so every golfers putting technique will be different. There is two things every golfer needs to do to improve you’re putting.

In you’re putting setup you will first need to be sure to strike the ball on the center of the putters face, second, you want to strike the ball on a slight upward path.

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This will ensure you have topspin on the ball moving forward which in turn will give you a truer straighter roll which will hole you more putts and cut down on your three putts, thus lowering your scores.

So get to the putting green and start practicing you’re putting. You will be surprised how much difference it will make in not only you’re scoring but also how much more fun you will have playing this great game.

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One more thing about putting:

Another way to dramatically improve your putting is learn how to read greens. Learn more about reading greens by checking out my article,

learn how to read greens like a pro:

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In Closing:

I hope you have enjoyed my article on golf ball position setup. I’m sure if you practice all have gone over here you will take your golf game to a new level.

If you have enjoyed this please feel free to leave a comment below and any questions you may have I will answer them as soon as possible.

Good Golf To You

Robert
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{Fixing Golf Swing Problems}

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Introduction:

Fixing golf swing problems, where does one begin? Each and every golfer, especially novice and beginner golfers have so many golf swing problems  they don’t even know how to correct them.

In this article I am going to try to help you golfers with your golf swing problems without you having to go out and spend a fortune in golf lessons from a pro golfer.

If you really want to figure out about fixing your golf swing problems then please read on and I’m sure I can help you out.

Let’s Get Started:

Let me get started by telling you a little story about a female friend of mine. For this article we will call her Jenni. I was playing golf with her one day on just a little nine hole course

She was hitting the ball great off the tee and was a really good putter. Her biggest problem I observed was with her mid and short irons getting on the green.

Before I go on let me tell you that Jenni was a very well-endowed women but yet very athletic, anyway when we were done playing we were sitting around having a beer and started talking about the round of golf we just finished.

I mentioned to her about her iron game and suggested maybe she should think about taking a lesson, well that was the worst thing I could have said .

She then went on to tell me all about her golf lesson. To make a long story short the pro is telling her all the basic stuff, keep your spine angle straight, keep your elbows in, swing straight back etc. etc.

So she turns to him and says let me see you do everything you just told me with boobs like this in your way! My point here is every golfer is different, short, tall, slim, heavy, in other words all the basic golf lessons will not apply to every golfer.

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What is Your Particular Golf problem?

The first thing we need to do is figure out what the worst golf swing problem you are facing in your golf game. It could be that you slice the ball off the tee box.

Maybe you are hitting your long irons thin from the fairway, or maybe you are constantly chunking your chip shots around the green.

Maybe your golf game is pretty good from tee to green but you are losing to many strokes on the green because of you’re putting.

Whatever your worst golf swing problem is we are going to help you out here and help you to shave strokes off your score thus enabling you to enjoy this game of golf much more.

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Do You Slice the Ball With Your Driver?

One of the biggest golf problems I see from the beginner and even more experienced golfer is a big old slice off the tee with their driver.

This is normally caused by an outside to inside swing path, thus coming across the ball causing side spin which makes the ball swerve to the right.

This occurs when on your back swing your right elbow flies out which never lets you get your golf swing on the proper swing plane.

One way to correct this is to practice your back swing with a towel tucked under your right arm and take your golf swing without having the towel fall. This will help you create an inside out swing which will help to hit the ball straight or even maybe a right to left draw.

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Other things to take into consideration is your setup. Line your feet up with them square to your body about shoulder width apart. The ball should be teed up a little forward of your stance just off your left heel.

Be sure your left shoulder is facing your target line, where your shoulder is aimed is where the golf ball is more likely to go.

Keep your swing smooth and relaxed with your knees slightly bent. Just because you have a driver in your hand does not mean you have to try to kill the ball. ( One of the most common mistakes made )

Keep your head down and eyes on the ball. There should be little head movement throughout your entire swing. You should not be looking to see your shot until after you have made contact with the ball.

After contact be sure to follow through to a complete finish, this will ensure you hit the ball with your club face square and thus eliminating your slice.

Hooking The Ball

The hook, although not as common as slicing the ball, is still not a pretty shot and can lead you to trouble or even out of bounds thus causing you a penalty stroke or two.

What causes you to hook the ball? There are a few factors that can cause you to hook the ball. Most often a hook is caused by striking the ball with the club face pass square and in a closed position.

One of the biggest culprits causing a hook is you have your tee ball set up too far forward in your stance thus causing you to hit the ball to late after you have passed square.

Another reason could be that you swing to hard and break your wrist to fast causing, once again having a closed face at impact. This is why you need to have a smooth, relaxed. Controlled swing. Do not try to kill the ball!

Hitting Your Mid/Long Irons Thin or Fat

Probably the second biggest golf swing problem I see a lot is when a golfer is around 160 to 200 yards from the green. I believe this is mostly a mental thing with most golfers.

For one thing, I don’t believe enough golfers practice with their 4, 5, or 6 irons as much as they should. Even their hybrid clubs for that matter.

Besides practice I have another tip that might help you out with this golf swing problem. First thing I want you to practice with your long irons is choke down a little on your grip.

Second: Do not try to swing harder just because you have a longer shot. A lot of golfers see they are 200 yards away from the green and they feel they have to swing harder and faster.

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This is the farthest thing from the truth. Golf clubs are designed with a different loft angle on the face which determines how far the golf ball will travel with the same swing.

Once you learn this about the golf club design the sooner you will be hitting more greens in your golf game.

Do You Chunk Your Chip Shots

There are many types of chip shots that you can encounter in any given 18 hole round of golf. You can basically chip with any given club in your bag depending on your situation.

If you are close to the green and have no obstructions in your way and plenty of green in front of you to work with you can play what is called a pitch and run.

The pitch and run can be played with any of your less lofted clubs. The idea behind the pitch and run is to just chip the ball on to the green and let it roll to the pin without a lot of loft.

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The biggest problem I see with most golfers is when they have to pull out their pitching wedge, sand wedge or lob wedge and have to chip the ball with a lot of loft.

What happens here a lot is that they do not set up right, they do not execute their swing plane properly and therefore end up hitting the center of the ball on an up swing send a line drive shot way over the green.

Let’s take a second to understand what your wedges are and how they are designed. Primarily the wedges you carry have 3 different lofts. 56 degrees, 58 degrees and 60 degrees, depending on how high you need to hit your shot.

So if you are in a situation where you have to pitch the ball over a sand trap or bush and need to get the ball up in the air, here are a few tips that will help pull these shots off with confidence.

First you want to set up to the ball with a little narrower stance with the ball a little back in your stance. Your back swing should go back only as far as you want the ball to travel with very little wrist action.

Your objective here is to hit the ball on a descending blow allowing the ball to ride up the club face lifting it up, over and on to the green. Your follow through should be not much more than waist high. Practicing this well help your pitching and thus lower your scores.

See more of my short game tips here.

Putting Tips

A lot of golfers do not realize just how important putting is. The amount of putts you take in a typical round of golf determines almost half of your total score at the end.

So you can see how important you’re putting can be. I see so many golfers show up at the golf course go straight to the driving range and start smashing golf balls. They spend only a couple minutes on the practice putting green.

Fresh Start Putting

The fact of the matter is you already know your golf swing and grip so you only need a dozen or so shots on the range and the majority of your time should be on the practice green getting down the speed of the greens that day and you’re putting stroke in general.

When it comes to putting and especially the putting grip there is really not one putting grip the same. You need to practice and find the most comfortable putting grip for you.

I putt with my left-hand low but that is what’s comfortable for me. That style may not work for you so that’s my point about the golf grip.

When putting you want to create topspin to get the ball rolling truer. A lot of golfers I see hit the ball square on the face which in turn deadens the putt which never makes it to the hole. You want to hit the ball with an upward strike which will create the topspin.

Another important aspect of you’re putting is the relationship between your hands in correlation with the golf ball. You want your hands to be a little ahead of the ball or at worst even with the ball.

Having that setup will create that strike that will get the ball rolling with the topspin needed for a pure roll helping you hole more putts.

Now for the most important thing. Once you have all the above down pat you need to learn how to relax and release all the tension in your hands and arms.

I see so many golfers stand over a 25-foot putt and want to make it or at least get it close for a tap in that they get all tense and end up bombing the putt 10 feet past the hole and miss that putt coming back.

One of the worst things in my opinion that can happen on a golf course is three putting. Nothing more can blow your score up more than three putting. Check out more of my golf putting tips here:

Another thing that will dramatically improve you’re putting and help you hole more putts is learning how to read greens. You will make a lot more putts if you know what line to hit the ball on.

Check out my article ( how to read greens like a pro )

In Conclusion

I hope that you have enjoyed my article on fixing golf swing problems and hope that it can greatly improve your golf game and lower your scores. If you have enjoyed this article please feel free to leave a comment below.

Good Golf To You

Robert
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Breaking 80 Golf Tips

Introduction

No matter what level of golfer you are you should always be thinking about reaching certain goals with your golf game. Setting golf goals can have a major effect in your golf game in many ways.

I’m writing this article to help golfers reach their goal of breaking eighty for the first time in their golf game.

Those golfers who have been playing golf for a little while, for some reason always seem to have a problem reaching that magical goal of shooting a round of golf in the seventies, hence my break 80 golfingreason for sharing my breaking 80 golf tips.

This does not mean you cannot use the information I am about to share with you to reach your own particular golf goals.

What I mean by that is for instance if you are a beginner golfer and have not shot a round of golf below 100, or if you have been playing for a little while now and have not shot a round of golf below 90 this information can also be used to meet your golf goals as well.

Where to Start

There are probably many factors contributing to why you cannot seem to put together that consistent round of golf that will put you over the edge to finally obtaining your particular golf goal.

The first thing you will need to do is dissect your entire golf game to determine what the weakest links are in your golf game so you can address these issues and improve your golf game dramatically.

How do I dissect my golf game you ask?

I’m going to share a little tip I learned many years ago by an old school golfer who was totally obsessed with his golf game. He really wasn’t even that great of a golfer but he still was always trying to improve his golf game and figuring out how to do so.

So here is the tip:

The next time you go out to play a round of golf, go into the clubhouse and get yourself an extra score card. This will not be used to keep your score on. Where the spaces are where the players name go I want you to fill in those spaces with the following information:

  • Fairways hit – how far off line
  • Greens in regulation – second shot or third shot on a par 5
  • If missed green how close you chipped to hole
  • Sand saves – one shot from sand trap and made putt
  • Three putts – self explanatory
  • You could also jot down any penalty shot – hit in water hazard or ball out of playgolf scorecard

So now after you have completed your round of golf you will have a complete road map of the entire round. Now you can take the card to the 19th hole or take it home and analyze the round you just played.

This should give you a pretty good idea of what areas of your game that you need to work on the most. Do this for say three or four rounds and compare all the cards and see if they are pretty consistent with each other.

This will help you figure out the weak areas of your game even more.

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Food for Thought: If, you look down this list from top to bottom you will notice they all kind of go hand in hand. If, you miss the fairway your odds for hitting the green will go down.

You will either be having longer putts or chipping more or hitting from a sand trap more. That in turn could lead to more three putts. So ideally what you are looking for is a very balanced golf game.

So now lets break down the list:

Fairways Hit:

So most regulation 18 hole golf courses will usually consist of 4 par threes, at least 2 par fives and the other 12 holes par fours. This means you will be pulling your driver out of your bag at least fourteen times.

In my opinion your driver is the second most important club in your bag. ( The putter being the first – we’ll get into that later )

The reason your driver is the second most important club in your bag is, like I said earlier, it kind of sets up the way you play the rest of the golf hole your playing at the time.

Most golfers have this preconceived notion that when they have their driver in their hand they need to swing as hard as they can in order to hit the ball as far as they can. This idea is far from the truth, in fact the exact opposite is true.

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If, you feel like you fall into this category you need to get those thoughts out of your head. Take yourself to the driving range and hit some drives as hard as you can. Then hit some drives with your normal nice easy and fluid swing. I guarantee you the latter were your best drives.

In order to hit more fairways in your round of golf accuracy will always be more important than distance. In fact, if your accurate and hit fairways you will end up getting more distance anyway. Hitting the fairway will give you more roll when your ball lands.

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Greens in Regulation, Your Irons:

Knowing how to hit your irons is a very important part of your golf game. If, you are an advanced golfer and are on the verge of breaking 80 then you probably know about how far you hit your irons.

Not all iron shots are created equal. Say if you are on the tee box of a par three 150 yards from the hole. You tee the ball up a little and have a perfect flat lie. So you hit your seven iron that distance and more often than not you probably hit the ball on the green.

Out on the golf course each and every iron shot can be entirely different. If your in the middle of the fairway on a flat lie you would use your normal club and swing for that distance.

What if the ball is below your feet? What if the ball is above your feet? In each of these scenarios the ball is going to react differently. You can learn about a lot of these golf trouble shots here.

Another thing to take into consideration when hitting your approach shot to the green is the pin location on the green. Sometimes the pin will be tucked in a corner or right behind a sand trap.

You don’t have to be a hero and aim right at the pin. These are called sucker pins. Sometimes it’s best to just aim for the center of the green make two putts for your par and move on to the next hole.

Pitching and Chipping

One of the areas where a lot of strokes are lost or gained is around the green but not quite on the green. Even pro golfers don’t hit greens every time but they are masters at chipping and putting around the greens and from the sand traps.

Ideally you want to pitch or chip your ball as close to the hole as possible so you have an easy put for your par. This is where becoming a short game expert can really come in handy.

A lot of golfers think just because you are pitching or chipping you have to take one of your more lofted clubs to make this shot. This is not the case. You will want to use say a sand wedge from the sand trap or if you are facing a shot where you have to hit over an obstacle, like a trap or a bush.

A lot of chips can be made with a much less lofted club like a 6 iron to just get the ball rolling on the green and up to the hole. Using your hybrid is also a great alternative in some situations for chipping. Be sure to practice these specialty shots before you try using them during your round of golf.

Three Putting

Ask any golfer, no matter what their skill level is, what upsets them the most during a round of golf and I’ll bet 9 out 10 of them will say three putting.

putting greenThere is no worse feeling in golf than striping your drive right down the middle of the fairway, hitting a perfect iron shot on the green 20 feet from the hole and then three putting for bogey. It’s the worst feeling in the world.

Why does this happen so often:

I’ll tell you one of the biggest reasons this happens from what I observe at the golf course on any given day.

Most golfers get to the golf course, put their shoes on then hit the range and start smashing drives. They then proceed to the first tee. This is not good. You’ll never break 80, 90 or 100 with this routine.

What I suggest:

When you arrive at the golf course, I recommend 45 minutes to an hour before your tee time. You want to be relaxed and not rushed. Get your golf shoes on, get your accessories together then head to the driving range. Spend at least 5 to 8 minutes stretching and going through some golf motions.

Then go through your golf bag from your pitching wedge to your driver hitting about 1/2 dozen balls with each club. Then proceed to the practice putting green and spend fifteen minutes practicing your pitching and putting.

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Hit some long putts just for picking up the speed of the greens and then 6 to 10 foot putts to finish your session. You are now more likely to have a more enjoyable round of golf. You can see some of my best golf putting tips here:

Penalty Strokes

Penalty strokes really do stink but sometimes you just can’t do anything about them. Even the best golfers in the world hook the ball or slice the ball out of bounds or hit a wayward shot into the water.

What they do and what you should also learn to do is to take your medicine, forget about it and move onto the next shot. One of the most intimidating shots in golf is standing on the tee box of a par three hole and all you see is water.

What you need to do here is to pretend the water is not even there. I know this is easier said than done but it is something you need to overcome. All of these above scenarios is where the mental side of golf comes in to play.

Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed my breaking 80 golf tips article and find time to check out my other articles on different golf tips that I have put into this article. I’m sure if you practice some of these principles you will eventually reach your golf goals, whether it be breaking 80, 90 or 100.

Please remember golf is a gentlemen s game and is meant to be in the outdoors and have fun. After all it is just a game and a great game at that.

Once again I hope you have enjoyed my post and as always please feel free to leave a comment below and I will answer any questions you may have.

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Golf Tips for Winter Play

Golfing in Winter

So if you are in the same predicament as I am you should find this article very helpful and useful for your golf game. I live in the northeast section of the United States and if you reside in the north or northeast United States you will find this particularly helpful.

If you are familiar with this part of the country and actually live in this part of the country and you are an avid golf fan as I am, you then know that our golf season in warm weather is not as long as in other parts of the country.

So being such an avid golf fan as I am sometimes you have to brave the elements of the weather in order to play golf without having to travel to other parts of the country where the weather is warm pretty much all year round.

In this article I am going to try to educate you the best golf tips for winter play when you do not have the resources or the opportunity to take your golf game to warmer climates.

Dressing for Winter Golf

One of the most important things you will need to take into consideration when golfing in the fall and winter is absolutely dressing for winter golf. You need to be dressed properly so that you are warm and comfortable when playing in the cold elements.

First and foremost you definitely need to keep your head, feet and hands warm. These parts of your body determine how warm and comfortable your entire body will feel during a winter round of golf.

There is such a wide variety these days of golf attire for making your winter golf experience much more enjoyable. For instance there are plenty of different styles of golf gloves available by the pair, whereas you get both a right and left-hand glove specifically made for golfing.dress for winter golf

As far as your head goes there are many a wool hat ( which I recommend ) to keep your head warm.

Another very important thing to keep in mind for dressing for winter golf is to dress in thin layers of light clothing as opposed to dressing in big bulky jackets or coats.

Dressing in thin layers will keep you warm and also free up your golf swing, also if the day gets warmer as your round of golf goes on you have the opportunity to remove a layer or two of clothing.

Last and most importantly is your feet. If your feet are warm and dry your entire body will be warm. This is the reason why a really good pair of golf shoes are of the upmost importance.

There are a good deal of golf shoe manufacturers out there but don’t feel overwhelmed by this. In my opinion the best golf shoe available on the golf shoesmarket today is foot joy.

Not only are they durable but they are also totally waterproof. The latter being the most important when you are playing golf in the winter.

Normally when you begin your winter round of golf the ground is likely to be cold and dry but as the sun comes up and becomes warmer the ground will become wetter. This is one of the main reasons you need a good waterproof pair of golf shoes.

Winter Golf Club Selection

One of the biggest golf tips for winter play I would say will be your club selection for any given shot you might happen upon. The only club that you will not have to change would be your driver.

As far as the rest of your shots they are going to be a lot of things to take into consideration when playing golf in the winter. The main thing will be the condition of the ground itself in the fairways and on the greens.

In the spring and summer you are used to nice plush fairways and nice smooth tightly mowed greens to putt on. At this time of year you may hit your eight iron 140 yards. Come fall and winter when the ground is firmer and not as soft, your eight iron may roll out to 160 or 170 yards.

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When you are closer to the green and have a wedge shot to the pin you are not going to get the height you normally get with your wedges and when you do hit the firmer greens they are not going to stop as quick as on softer plush greens. All these variables must be taken into consideration when playing golf in the winter.

So, as you can see playing golf in the winter may be even more challenging than playing in the spring and summer. One good thing about playing golf in the fall and winter is that the golf courses will not be as crowded as usual. Most courses drop their green fees so it is not as expensive to play.

More often than not you will be able to play your round with two balls for every shot you have. This will give you even more practice for your golf swing.

I usually don’t even use a score card when I play in the fall and winter. I just enjoy being out in the fresh air playing a game that I love to play.

One other thing I forgot to mention is your putting and the green conditions. Most golf courses at a certain time of year will stop relocating their pins on the greens, so if you play the same golf course expect the pins to be in the same position every day you play. The greens will also be fast and firm without as much break as usual.

When to Stop Playing Golf in Winter

Most golf courses, even in the North and Northeast would stay open year round if they could, unfortunately weather conditions usually makes this impossible.

I will only play golf in the winter if the temperature is above 35 degrees, not to windy and the sun is shiny. No matter what time of year it is golf is supposed to be a pleasant experience, not going out and try to battle the elements to play.

Another reason you should not play below a certain temperature is for health reasons. The chances of getting injured increases more and more the colder it is out on the golf course.winter golf

If it is to cold out no matter how well you think you are warmed up, your probably not.

This increases the chance of injury dramatically. The game is meant to be fun and to get seriously hurt. Doing so could also affect your golf game the following season.

What are My Winter Golf Options

Believe it or not there are several winter golf options available to you nowadays. More and more golf driving ranges are now equipped with heated teeing areas where you can hit buckets of ball in complete warmth and comfort.

Another winter golf option that I have seen popping up more and more are golf shops that are set up kind of like a bowling alley but instead of bowling lanes, they have golf simulators set up.

If you are not familiar with a golf simulator, it is a larger screen with an area where you hit from and you are looking at a golf hole on a large screen. When you hit your ball into the screen and it automatically tracks your ball exactly how you hit, whether a slice, a hook or right down the middle.

The beauty of this is you can call for tee times just like at the golf course and you and three other golf buddies can go play an eighteen hole round of golf in the comfort of a warm building.

Another great thing about this scenario is these golf simulators can be programmed to play golf courses that you have only dreamed of playing, like Augusta National or Pebble Beach etc. You can also program the length of the course in accordance with your handicap.

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One other option, although probably not financially feasible for many people would be to purchase your own golf simulator. Years ago this would not be an option for just about anyone but as of late the cost of a decent golf simulator has dropped drastically. You will also need the room to set one up like in a nice size basement or heated garage.

One More Winter Golf Tip

Depending on where you do live maybe none of the winter golf tips I mentioned above are convenient to you, you can still keep yourself in golf shape over the winter.

The most important is doing your golf exercises on a regular bases, so you do not have to play catch up with your game come spring.

One more thing you can do rather cheaply is to pick yourself up a golf hitting net and an old piece of carpet and set it up in your garage or basement and hit some balls that way. Of course putting you can practice just about anywhere.

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Well, that’s about it from me for now. I hope you have enjoyed this article on my best golf tips for winter play.

As always if you have found this information useful and informative, please feel free to ask any question or leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. And as always,

Good Golf To You

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Play Golf Your Level Best

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The Difference in Golf Courses

Not all golf courses are created equal. What i mean by that is you could go play a hundred different golf courses and not one of them will be the same. Each and every golf course has its own unique design set up all depending on the architect that designed that particular golf course.

Some golf courses are flatter than others and some the fairways will have hills and undulations in them so you cannot always play golf your level best. The shot that you can be sure will be level is your first shot from the tee box.

Traditional Golf Courseamazing golf courses

Most golf courses in the United States have what would be considered traditional golf courses. Traditional golf courses are mostly tree lined with narrow fairways with strategically placed sand traps, water hazards and other obstacles that make you carefully think about and plan your next shot.

Most of the fairways on these traditional golf courses have predominantly flat fairways with just subtle hills in the fairways. The completeness of these courses are made up on the putting surfaces where you will find many hills and undulations.

Links Style Golf Course

The other type of golf course you will come across is what is called a links style golf course. The links style golf course is most common on the other side of the pond in Europe in places like Scotland, where some say golf originated and Ireland. A links style golf course is just the opposite of a traditional golf course.golf course links

Most recently more and more links style golf courses are being designed and built here in the United States, especially out in the mid west where there is plenty of wide open land. When you get the chance to play a links style golf course, believe me you will know the difference.

First off you will not see a tree in site and you can usually see the entire golf course from just about anywhere. You will not find a flat area to hit from after your drive anywhere on the course, Every fairway will have nothing but hills and undulations throughout the golf course land with tall fescue grass.

Different Golf Ball Positions

In previous articles on golf training and tips and what i would always mention is practice, where you would go to the driving range to hone your golf swing but at the driving range you are always hitting from a flat level ball position where there are actually five or six different ball positions you could encounter during a round of golf, especially on a links style golf course. These different positions are:

  • The flat ball position
  • The uphill ball position
  • The downhill ball position
  • The ball below your feet ball position
  • The ball above your feet ball position
  • The fairway sand trap ball position

I’m going to explain to you all the different mindsets and set up positions you will need to pull off these different style shots with more confidence.

 

The Flat Ball Position

Well its what you need to do when you are in this situation, its basically your regular golf shot. Align your body to your target line with the right golf club for the distance you want to hit the ball and take your normal swing.

The Uphill Lie

When you are faced with this situation where you are standing on an uphill you will need to make some adjustments for the situation. First when you set up to your ball you want to be sure you tilt your shoulders so that they are in alignment with the hill.golf uphill lie

Next you want to have the ball placement a little further up in your stance with most of your weight on your right side and keeping it there throughout your swing.

One more thing is the ball will want to fly higher and you need to make an adjustment to this by using at least one more extra club than you would normally use for the distance you need to hit the ball.

The Downhill Lie

When faced with this shot the first thing you want to do is align your shoulders with the downhill lie leaning your body forward towards the target, you are going to want to lean your body the other way but resist the urge to do this.

You are going to want to have most of your weight on your front foot here and keep it there throughout the swing. With this shot your ball is going to want to take off with a lower trajectory with a lot more roll at the end so please take this into consideration.

The Ball Below Your Feet

The ball below your feet shot is probably the hardest shot for any mid and golf ball below your feethigh handicap golfer. There are so many things going against you with this shot. One is the feeling that your are going to actually fall down the hill, which you won’t.

Here’s what you need to do to pull this shot off. First when you take your stance you want to grip the club at the very end of the grip, second bend your knees so you feel like you are squatting a little and the last thing is the ball is going to want to go to the right naturally so aim a little left and you should be able to hit a nice fade.

The Ball Above Your Feet

When you are faced with this situation where the ball is way above your feet there are certain things that you need to take into consideration. The first thing you are going to want to do here is as you approach your ball and take your stance you are going to choke way down on your clubs grip otherwise you will chunk the club into the ground.

Next you want to kind of lean into the hill with your weight on the balls of your feet. You will also want to be a little closer to the ball and stand a little more upright. Keep in mind that with this shot the ball is going to want to take off to the left when you hit so make sure to aim to the right to compensate for this.

The Fairway Sand Trap Shotgolf sand shot

The fairway sand trap shot is not really that hard of a shot as long as you are on a flat part of the trap and you don’t have too big of a lip to get over.

So basically you want to take your normal stance and then shuffle your feet into the sand a little. You will want to choke up a little on your grip to make up for sinking in the sand a little, by doing this you will want to take an extra club to make up for choking up.

To pull this shot off you want to have very little lower body movement, you want to hit this shot with your upper body just picking the ball out of the sand with little explosion.

 

To Summarize

So to play golf your level best your not always going to have a perfectly level lie even in the fairway. At some point in your golfing journey you are more than likely going to come across at least one or more of these awkward shots that i have mentioned above.

Unfortunately you just can’t go to your local driving range and practice these shots. If you have a local course where they know you maybe they would let you out in the evening and let you practice some of these shots or maybe you have a buddy who belongs to a golf club and he can take you out to practice some. Anyway somehow try to practice these shots as often as you can.

Robert

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Best New Golf Tips

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Great New Golf Tips can Change Your Game

If you want to take your golf game to another level and you are on a budget you may have to find other resources to find some great new golf tips. The first thing you will need to do is try to figure out where you can find the best golf tips that will truly help your game.

Some advanced tips may be harder to find than some other golf tips but they are literally all over the place, and tons of them at that. All you need to do is know where to look for them. So where do you start?

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Golf Tips Online

One of the absolute first places you should check out for new golf tip is online. Just type in a few keywords and a whole new world of golf tips and information will be opened up to you. One of the easiest ways to find information about golf is through golf e books, there are literally thousands of e books related to golf:

  1. golf
  2. golf tips
  3. golf stratagies
  4. golf techniques
  5. golf attire
  6. golf accessories

The list goes on and on. There is absolutely no easier way to read about all you will need to learn and what you need to become a much better golfer and also learn to win.

Many of the questions you may have had about your golf game and you golf swing in particular will be answered once you start doing your research on line.

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Please keep in mind that the more research you do the more golf tips you are going to find, this could actually lead you to have information over load which can end up being detrimental to your golf game.

You do not want to go out to the golf course and have all this different information floating around in your head and all of a sudden you cannot even hit the ball straight.

Another great way to find great new golf tips online is you tube. They have actually thousands of training videos all the way from driving the ball, proper way to hit your irons, how to chip properly, how to hit your ball out of a sand trap and awesome putting techniques. Any or all of these videos will take you through the entire golf swing step by step.

One great book that teaches from the gripping of the club all the way to the follow through is:

The 5 fundamentals of golf by Ben Hogan

Can Golf Tips Online Help

Getting golf tips online can save you a lot of time and money but can it really help your golf game? With the internet becoming more popular than ever golfers from all over the world are flocking to the internet in hopes of improving their golf game.

Taking a golf tip online in hopes that it will be the magical solution for the perfect golf swing can raise some concerns. For one thing always consider the source of the tip. If you read an article like mine here or you find another tip resource make sure you know where the tip resource is coming from.

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Any article or tip resource should have some type of bio of who actually is offering the tip with at least a link to their website or some information about who this person is offering you this information and what their credentials are.

Any golfer no matter what their skill level is can offer golf tips and technique about the game of golf whether it’s in an article, blog or website. There is more and more of this going on, on the internet than ever before.

There are many golfers that can offer valuable tips about golf but are they really qualified to give such advice, if they are not qualified to give new golf tip advice they should just keep it to themselves or just try to help their buddies out.

Take me for example, I know a lot about golf and have been around this great game of golf for nearly fifty years but I do not feel I am qualified to give you an actual golf lesson tip.

I do however feel that I am qualified to help you go about giving you the proper ways to get yourself golf tip ideas that will make the process easier for you and you will always be able to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns.

With the internet nowadays becoming a more pay for content source, there are many qualified golfers and instructors out on the web who are actually putting quality tips and content online.

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I have seen lots of imitation sites and products out there that just do not offer any quality on the internet, that’s why you have to be careful about who you deal with on the internet.

Do your research and try to find out as much information you can on them. What are there qualifications, who have they helped previously and things like that. See if they have referrals or testimonials from real people who have purchased a product from them and someone you can actually talk to, someone who has purchased from them.

What’s the Latest Gadget?

sklz training toolOver the last several years golf has become more and more popular than ever with both men and women and of course with that goes many companies trying to come up with the latest gadget or gizmo that promises to make you a golf swing that will help you hit the ball like a pro.

With that though most of these new miracle training aids and gadgets never really do what they promise but that does not mean that they are all duds, once again all you need to do is some research.

You can start by asking some of your golf buddies if they have tried any new gadgets lately.Even if one of them tells you yea I wasted $20 on this piece of crap. Just because it did not work for him does not mean it will not work for you.

Ask him if you can give it a shot and if it works for you got a deal. You could offer your buddy $10 to be a nice guy. Beware of the gadgets that claim ridiculous claims because you know the old adage if it sounds too good to be true it probably is!

The Worst Golf Tip Ever

Have you ever been playing a round of golf at your local course in a foursome with other locals and you were not having one of your best days on the golf course?

There always seems to be that one guy who, after you hit a poor shot has to approach you and he gives you his favorite golf tip, that is probably would be considered one of the worst golf tips ever. For one thing he is probably not qualified to give you a golf tip and the only thing this going to do is mess with your head.

Just because you hit a bad shot does not mean you cannot pull it back together and finish with a half decent round of golf, but this guy with his new-found wisdom probably ruined you being able to do that.

The game of golf is probably more mental than physical and now you have this thought from this guy in the back of your mind and chances are it will ruin your golf swing for the rest of the round.

The only way to combat this is for the four of you on the first tee decide that every one play their own game and no tips or comments about any ones swing during the round of golf. Save it for the 19th hole.

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So, In Closing

I think in this article I have covered a lot of ideas about new golf tips, from tips online to can online tips actually help your game. What to look out for in certain areas, beware of some gadgets and gizmos out there and of course the worst golf tip ever.

I hope you find at least some information in this article helpful to improving your golf swing or your quest to improve your golf game as a whole.

If you have please comment below and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible also if you have any questions about any of this content please do not hesitate to ask below.

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Best Golf Practice Tips -Practice the Right Way

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Introduction

Even though a lot of golfers think they are dedicated to improving their golf game,not many of them know how to practice the right way. Here I am going to try to teach you the best golf practice tips to improve your golf game and take it to a new level.

When you go to the driving range and check most of the golfers so called practicing it looks like they are trying to get rid of their golf balls as quick as possible and also hit the ball as hard as they can, believe me this is not the proper way to improve your golf swing.

 

Practice vs Thought

So your eventual goal here is to improve your golf swing, really not a lot of thinking should actually go into this process. If you hit a golf ball and it did not go where you thought it would go or wanted it to go you should take some reflection on why it did not happen the way you thought it would.

A great idea here would be to have a note book with you so you can jot down some thoughts about what you think you might have done wrong and some ideas of what you may have to do to correct the problem.

By doing this wherever you are you can look back on your notes and think about the problems you wrote down, so really you don’t always have to have a golf club in your hand to actually work on your golf swing.

Practice at Your Current Skill Level

If you are a beginner you should only practice your swing until you feel it is at a comfortable and consistent level. After that you can amp up your training a little and try to tweak some different techniques. Just be sure that you follow certain procedures in every practice session.Listed below are some of the best golf practice tips you should follow:

  1. When you first start your practice you should already have a goal and what you are trying to accomplish with this session.
  2.  When you start out your practice session you should always start out with your lowest club like you’re pitching wedge, start with a nice easy swing and continue through your golf bag with this same thought. Only then should you try to use ultimate power to hit your ball.
  3. Your main objective of every practice session should be to create a nice rhythm which will create good timing and coordination.
  4. Your objective should be to be more in tuned to accuracy not so much as distance, you will get to the green quicker and with less strokes keeping your ball in play as opposed to slicing it into the woods.

Hitting Through the Ball at Impact

Improving your golf swing can be very frustrating unless you have the best golf practice tips to rely on.

There are lots of small adjustments you can try to try to improve your golf swing but probably the most overlooked aspect is the position of your hands and forearms at impact.

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Pretend you are making contact with a real ball, now take your wrist and flip it like you are fishing, this in golf terms is known as wrist break and believe me you do not want this.

If you can break this habit it will play a large part in improving your golf swing. Pay attention of the position of the position of your wrist and hands are doing, if they are not working properly you will need to correct the problem.

For this golf practice tip you will need to have a wristwatch on. This will teach you how to correctly move your hands. When you are approaching impact you want the watch face to be facing your target, when you get to impact you want the watch to face the ground, this will give you the proper flip. Practicing this and perfecting this will also drastically reduce your slice.thus lowering your scores.

Eliminating Shanks

Of all the bad shots you can make on the golf course the most embarrassing is probably the shank.The shank occurs when you actually hit the ball with the hosel or shaft of the golf club.

The most common reason you shank the ball is standing to close to the ball at address, another reason could be you are shifting your weight to your left foot to soon. There are ways to fix this though:

A. The Setup

First be sure you are set up evenly with about six inches between the end of your shaft and your body

B. The Shaft

The second thing you can do is to actually use the shaft of the club. Place the shaft three inches in front of your lead foot and three inches back. Make sure your fist properly placed from your body, take a few practice swings to make sure your left hip brushes against the shaft, take some practice swings and you will notice the shanks will be gone.

Unconventional Shots

When you are at the driving range you can only practice the basic fundamental shots of golf, out on the golf course you are more likely to face shots that you just cannot predict yet alone practice at the driving range.

For example your ball may end up on a golf cart and you can’t get relief, not a shot you have practiced, get an old five iron and try practicing this shot.

Here are some other unconventional shots you might want to practice on the golf course

 

  1. Try chipping with a three wood
  2. Try turning your club over next to a tree
  3. Hit some shots from an inch of water
  4. Putt from a bunker
  5. Play from up against a wall or fence
  6. Bury a ball in the sand and try to hit it out
  7. Chip from some dried out grass
  8. Putt with your three wood or hybrid

Well that’s about it for now, I hope you have enjoyed these best golf practice tips,if you have please feel free to leave a comment below, or if you have any golf practice tip question please leave them below as well and I will get back to you as soon as possible

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Golf Short Game Lessons -Become a Short Game Expert

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Introduction

I wanted to write this blog in order for the average golfer to improve their short game and hopefully lower your scores.

As you probably know most strokes are lost when you finally get near the green and you have to depend on your short game to get the ball in the hole.

I think most golfers feel they don’t need to improve or they just don.t want to put the time in to improve by getting some short game lessons.

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Here I’m going to try to show you how to lower your scores without spending hours on end at the driving range.

In order to improve any aspect of your life you need to have realistic expectations in order to reach your goal, same goes with golf.

Golf should actually be fun not work so instead of working on your golf game lets go playing on your golf game.

My goal here is to have you make a chip shot and watch it roll into the hole. What a feeling that is. So here is hopefully to some better golf and scores.

Sand Shots Made Simple

Most golfers when they hit the ball into a sand trap their first reaction is oh crap how do I get out of here, there goes my round.

So what if you were to hit in the trap and then just stroll up to your ball take a nice easy swing and watch the ball float on up on to the green.

The most important element of hitting a sand shot is technique, the first golf sand shotrule being keeping your body very still, there should be little movement in your body.

One of the biggest mistake golfers make when trying to get out of a sand trap is they try to scoop the ball out instead of hitting down behind the ball with a full swing which will cause the ball to be actually pushed out by the sand. Your club should never even come in contact with the ball.

Did you ever think of why the club is called a sand wedge? because it is designed to do the work for you.

So get started by taking your stance in the sand shuffle your feet a little to get them set in the sand because of doing this you will want to choke down on the club a little to make up for your feet sinking a little, now open the club face a little and then take your grip, very important.

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Be sure the ball is in the middle of you stance. Now be sure your weight is on your front foot, take a 3/4″ swing back and a 3/4″ threw the ball. You want to hit the sand about two inches behind the ball and it will pop out onto the green.

Practice this technique until you get it down pat and then you can experiment with different kinds of lies in the sand. Hope this helps your sand game.

 

Chipping Like the Pros

Chipping around the greens can sometimes can actually be more difficult than the sand shot. Around the greens can have all different lengths of grass making you have to be much more imaginative.

One of the main factors in chipping well is the back of your left-hand if you are a right-handed golfer. A lot of golfers I see chipping is the same thing they do in the sand trap,they try to flip the right hand under leading to sculled chips or the club just sliding under the ball.

golf chip shotThe chipping technique is really quiet easy to learn, it’s the execution that is really difficult.

Practice does make perfect but you need to practice with the proper technique. There are many types of chips depending on high the grass is and whether you want to run it up to the hole or fly it in the almost to the hole. You can chip with any club from say a seven iron all the way down to your lob wedge.

No matter what chip you have you always want basically want the same setup, choke down a little on you club, ball back in your stance, your weight on your front foot and your hands slightly ahead of the ball.

The key now is to bring the club back with only your shoulders.No body or head movement and no wrist action. How far back you bring the club will depend on how far you want the ball to go and what club you are using.

This is where the left-hand comes in to play, always be sure the back of your left-hand is always facing the target at all times. You keep practicing this technique you will be chipping with more consistency and then you can learn to judge distances and cub loft.

 

The Flop Shot

One of the hardest golf short game lessons is the flop shot. It can also be one the most fun shots in golf. It is not very often in a round of golf where you actually need to use the flop shot but it is a great arsenal to have in your bag.

I’ll start with what is a flop shot? A flop shot is usually when you need to get the ball up high very quickly and have it lands softly hopefully near the hole.

The flop shot has its own rules so nothing previously holds true here. The flop shot requires a lot of practice and a full commitment. First thing is to evaluate you lie, your ball should be in the rough with the ball up a little, if you ball is settled down in the rough the flop will not work.

As opposed to chipping, the flop shot you want to keep your hands behind the ball and weight on your right foot, open the club face as far as possible and take a full swing without trying to help the ball.If done properly the ball will fly high and land soft hopefully near you target.

 

How to Make a Putt When You Have toputting

The best way for the average golfer to lower their scores is to improve their putting. So how do you become a better putter?

Stand comfortably over the ball using light grip pressure and your weight slighting on your front foot, your hands should be over the ball if not slightly forward of the ball.

Do not keep your hands behind the ball, this will lead to a lot of miss hits.

You want your hand, arms and shoulders to for kind of a triangle. Take the club back close to the ground with your shoulders keeping your arm and hands quiet and still. At the end of your backstroke again you want to use your shoulders keeping your putter still close to the ground, this should result in a well struck putt that should roll nicely towards the hole.
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Conclusion

So there are two components to help improve your golf game, the first is to learn the techniques you’ve learnt and the second is to practice and never forget the first.

Go to your local driving range or golf course and practice your sand trap techniques, then go practice your chipping techniques and then on to your putting techniques, before you know it, it will become second nature to you.

Then when you take all this out to the golf course you will be surprised how much lower your score will drop.

I hope you have found these lessons helpful to you, if so please leave a comment below and I will also answer any questions you may have

good golf to you

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Basic Golf Tips for Beginners – Practice,Practice

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Introduction

So yea, I’m adding this post to teach you about the best golf tips for beginners for every club in your bag. Most golfers carry 14 cubs in their golf bag, they would include, your driver, a 3 fairway wood, a 5 fairway wood. Then you have your irons, they normally include a 4,5,6,7,8 and 9 iron.

Then you have your wedges, usually a pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a lob wedge. A lot of golfers will add what’s a hybrid club which is typically used for long shots from the fairway or a long par three holes. Then of course you have your putter which is used on or around the green.

Basic Golf Tip – The Driver

Your driver is the largest club in your golf bag and the club you will hit the golf ball the farthest. Most typically you will use your driver from the tee box on long par four holes and par five holes.

It is probably the one club that you will want to learn how to hit the best. Having long straight drives will give you your best chance to get your second shot from the fairway on to the green, thus giving you a better chance of making a par or possibly a birdie.

Driving is very important to your game so spending a lot of time at the driving range will certainly help you in this area. You can experiment with different ball positions in your stance. It would not hurt to take a short lesson to further improve your driver swing.

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Basic Golf Tips – Your Irons

So once you tee off with your driver and hit down the middle of the fairway  (hopefully), your next objective on a par four is to hit your second shot on to the green or close to it in order to possibly make your par or hopefully a birdie. In order to achieve this you will need to determine how many yards you have left from where your ball is in comparative to the whole.

You will now need to determine which iron in your bag you will need to hit your ball the amount of yards you need to reach the green. Each iron in your golf bag has what is called loft.

Loft determines how high and how far each iron will make the ball travel. The lower the number iron you use the lower and farther the ball will travel, the higher number iron you use the higher and shorter the ball will travel.

Once again the best way to determine this information is going to the driving range and go all through your golf bag which each club and find out how high and far you can hit each club. Taking the time to learn this will most certainly help to improve your golf game.

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Especially on par threes where you want to get your first shot on the green and as close to the whole as possible, The distance on par threes can vary from 125 yards to 175 yards, sometimes over water or some other type of hazard where hitting your shot becomes even more important. So please
learn how far you hit your irons it will make the game of golf much more enjoyable for you.

Basic Golf Tips – The Short Game

OK, so now we get close to the green and this is where your short game really comes into play. The short game brings into play your wedges in your bag, your pitching wedge, your sand wedge and your lob wedge.

Your wedges will come into play when you are say 50 yards from the green and closer. It can be from the fairway, or from a sand trap or from the rough somewhere around the green.

Most local public golf courses have areas where you can go and practice all different kind of shots with your wedges. Most have a sand trap to practice
getting the ball out of the trap and close to the pin.

Most beginner golfers see a sand trap and freak out, for some reason they think it’s a difficult shot.Myself, I would much rather be in a sand trap as opposed to being in some thick narley rough around the green.

Implementing this shot from the sand is really quite simple. Set your ball in the sand trap and draw a line in the sand about two inches behind the ball, now take your sand wedge and when you swing down try to hit the line behind the ball and not the ball itself, make a complete follow through and you will notice the ball just pops out of the trap.

As in all aspects of the game only practice will help you to improve your game.

Basic Golf Tips – Putting

Well I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, You Drive for Show, You Putt for Dough.

Well no truer words have ever been spoken. Think about it, in an average 18 hole round of golf you probably hit your driver maybe 12 times, you hit you iron and wedges maybe 20 times, but yet you probably putt the ball over 30 times, so most of your time on the course you spend putting on the greens so does it not make sense you should spend more time putting than any other shot.

One of the first things you should do is find a putter you feel comfortable with. You can actually go to any golf shop and they will try out all the putters until you feel you have found the right one for you. I have been using my putter for twenty years now.

I just get it re gripped when needed. Another beautiful thing about putting is that you can practice it anywhere.You can practice at the office, at home on your carpet, or free at your local course.

I’m not going to get in to technique here because everyone is different, I will just add that if you don’t hit it hard enough to reach the hole you will never get it in the hole.

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Final Thoughts

Remember golf is just a game and meant to have fun playing, remember about golf etiquette and proper mannerisms on the golf course and you will enjoy it much more.

Practice, Practice,Practice

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Good Golf to you

Robert
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Golfing Tips for Beginners – Equipment and Basics

 

Introduction:

Hello, i am writing this to try to help anyone who is interested
in taking up the game of golf but are not sure of how to go about getting started.

At first one would think that it is too expensive to get into this sport but that is not always the case.In golfing tips for beginners i will help you on your beginning golf journey as cheaply as possible and loaded with tons of golf knowledge.

Basic Equipment you Will Need

Like i said, you do not need a lot of money to get started in this wonderful relaxing game of golf. If your really not sure if this game of golf is for you can start out with a basic starter set of cubs or even rent a set, but I’m sure once you get started you will become addicted to this awesome sport.

Getting basic starter clubs will let you worry more about you swing more and not the clubs themselves.

Down the road as you get better at the game you can then go out and get yourself some better golf clubs. A good deal of golf equipment shops sell many golf clubs that vary largely in price.

The basic set consists of 14 cubs, usually driver, couple of fairway woods irons, a couple of wedges and a putter.Other basic equipment you will need is golf ball, tee’s, and a golf glove.

Having the right equipment is a very essential part of the game choose wisely when buying your golf equipment.

Take a Simple Basic Golf Lesson

When you are first starting out with the game of golf it would not be a bad idea to maybe get a starter lesson to begin you golf journey.

Even if you have some buddies who are pretty good golfers they could take you to the driving range to give you some pointers in order to get you started.

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Most people are under the impression that golf lessons are just to expensive, but that could not be further from the truth. You could go to your local golf
course and get either a 1/2 hour or a 1-hour lesson quite reasonably.

Doing this will make your golf game better, quicker but also lower your level of frustration.

 

Golfing Tip One

Golf has become very popular in the last few decades thanks to the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, etc. The beauty of golf is that you get to be outdoors, you get to spend time with good friends and to play a game that you can actually never perfect.

So, if you are new to the game of golf it is normally played on a nine hole course or most typically on an 18 hole course. The course consists of different length holes noted as par 3’s, par 4’s and par 5’s, that represents the number of shots you need to take to get the golf ball in the hole.

If you were to get a 4 on a par three that is called a bogey, a 5 would be a double bogey and getting a 2 would be called a birdie.

Each player keeps their own score and at the end when all scores are added up the player with the lowest score would be the winner.

Just remember if you are a beginner at this simple game please do not take this game to seriously. It takes years to get really good at this game, just go out and have fun.

It’s just a game and your outside having fun and not at work.

Golfing Tip – Golf Etiquette

Golf is a gentlemen s game made up of certain rules and regulations.Most times golf courses can be crowded, so you must know the basic rules and common courtesy.

Usually there will be a group of players in front of you and you should always wait until they are far enough ahead of you
so you will not hit into them with you shot.

While you are waiting you should have you club picked out and be ready to take your shot when it’s you turn. This will help speed up the game.

If you find that you group is playing slow and holding up the group behind you, either speed up or let the other group play through.

When a player is taking his shot you should stand behind them and try not to make a sound, that can be very distracting.

If you take a shot from the fairway and you take a big divot of turf please replace your divot or fill it with a sand grass seed mixture found on many golf carts. When you land a shot on the green and it makes a dent in the green repair it with you repair tool.

When you finish playing the hole please replace the flag stick and proceed to leave the green so the next group can play, you can mark you score card when you get back to you golf cart.

Conclusion – Golfing Tips

There are of course many other rules that apply to this simple game of golf which i will get into at another time, but for now these should get you through your first round of golf without embarrassing you or anyone else in you playing group.

If you have enjoyed this post or if you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I will be sure to get back to you.

Good Golf to you

Robert

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