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Simple Golf Swing – Hit it Straighter and Farther

If you are already a golfer and you have picked up some bad habits that are effecting your golf game negatively, you probably picked them up when you first started playing the game of golf. Well I’m here at simple golf swing made easy to tell you that fortunately you can turn your bad habits into good ones

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Improve Your Golf Swing Easily

The first and most important part of the easy golf swing is having the proper grip, The whole golf swing starts with the grip. You can find out more about the proper grip here

Another important factor of the golf swing is where you are aiming your body and club before you make your swing. If you are not aligned properly the golf ball will never go in the direction you want it to, thus leading to bad shots. To help this problem when on the tee box check to make sure your shoulders are aligned with the target line that you wish the ball to travel thus increasing your chances of the golf ball going straight.

Another problem I see many amateur golfers make is their wrist action, 90% of bad shots are a direct result of this problem. You must be sure that your left wrist stays flat in relation to your left forearm and your left hand. Also, never take your club back further than you shoulder will turn.

Trouble on the tee:

If you are standing on the tee box and you see trouble on the left, say like water or trees always tee your ball up on the side of the tee where the trouble is thus giving you a better chance of avoiding the trouble and saving you some strokes.

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Simple Swing Driver Tips to hit it Farther

I know that like every amateur or weekend golfer they want to hit their driver as far as the pro’s do but believe me that is easier said than done. I have subscriptions to many golf magazines and every month they have something that’s gives a tip like ( hit your driver 50 yards further ) but rarely does it ever work.

There is no quick fix because they never work long term. The only thing that will work long term is you working on yourself, that is getting yourself in the best physical condition that you possibly can.

You can go to the driving range every day and hit 100’s of golf balls every day, you can take lesson after lesson, you can buy a state-of-the-art driver but you can not buy club head speed and club head speed is the only thing that will allow you to hit the golf ball further. So hitting more balls or taking more lessons will never do it for you. You can improve your technique but the only thing for more distance is your physical condition. Period.

Simple Golf Swing Effortlessly

 

How many times have you striped a drive right down the middle of the fairway and then tried to remember exactly what you did with that shot to be so perfect and then just can’t duplicate it, very frustrating.

A simple powerful golf swing is just not about swinging harder. I’m sure you have stood over your golf ball and said to yourself I’m going to crush this one and swung with all you had and, what was the result?. Probably hit it shorts or way off-line right?

Like I said earlier, the only way you are going to get more yards with your driver or any other club in you bag for that matter is with a controlled swing with more club head speed. If your body cannot physically make that optimum swing then you have no business swinging harder.

So what if you decided to get your body in golf shape. What I mean by that is to improve your core strength, improve your flexibility,you will now be able to make a full shoulder turn in your back swing, thus building up much more torque which in turn will translate into your club exploding into the golf ball at impact, make sense?

You now have a power swing that is effortless and under control and you will be just killing it of the tee and the deck leaving your playing partners in awe and amazement. So remember if you want a powerful but effortless easy golf swing you need to take care of your bodies condition first and the rest will follow resulting in a much better and more fun golf game.

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Simple Golf Swing and Flexibility

The simple golf swing really is just a turn back and then a turn through, I mean it really just doesn’t get much easier than that, so why would you not want to get your core and your body as flexible as possible. There are many core flexibility exercises you can do right from your home or office, after all it is the key to longer drives and fairway irons. Sit in a chair and cross your arms in front of you and just start to rotate your torso back and forth as far as you can, start out slowly start rotating faster as you feel your torso loosening up, do this as long as you can and as often as you can, you will soon notice a change in the flexibility in your back swing and follow through.

 

The most important factor in a successful simple golf swing is flexibility, plain and simple. It has been proven that pre stretched muscles perform much better than muscles that have not been pre stretched, ii think this holds true especially with the game of golf. Golf is a power sport and many times during a round of golf you need all the power you can generate at certain times. That is why your muscles should be in the best condition and as flexible as possible. Balance also is important to the simple golf swing which I will get into next.

Simple Golf Swing and Balance

Balance is very essential for implementing the simple golf swing. The first thing would be your set up. A good set up as you address your golf ball would to be in a very athletic position before making your back swing, this will make you have complete balance throughout the entire golf swing.

Even if your technique is slightly off if you are balanced you still have a good chance of making a good shot. I see a lot of amateurs get up to their ball and make a swing and try to kill it, therefore losing their balance and the golf ball goes all over the place. As long as you can take care of having good balance the golf club is designed to do most of the work, along with building strength flexibility your are on your way to a much more enjoyable simple golf game.

Enjoy the Wonderful Game of Golf

I hope you have found this blog informative and helpful, I will be posting more helpful golf tips in the near future. Please feel free to leave a comment below or if you have any question i will get back to you as soon as possible

 

Enjoy,

Robert

 

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.

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Best Golf Putting Tips

In my past articles here i have touched on a lot of great golf swing tips from driving the ball off the tee to hitting your fairway woods and long irons to the green or just to advance your ball down the fairway getting closer to the hole, to hitting your short irons from the fairway onto the green. I have also given great tips on hitting your ball out of the sand trap onto the green, and also chipping the ball from around the green to get close to the hole.

Today i wanted to take some time to help you with some of my best golf putting tips. A lot of golfers, especially novice or beginner golfers seem to think that putting is just a boring part of playing an eighteen hole round of golf. They think standing on the tee box and smashing the ball down the middle of the fairway is the most exciting golf shot ever. Whilst this a great and exciting accomplishment, little do they know that what comes after those shots is usually what really makes or breaks a great round of golf

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Unlike the novice or beginner golfer many of the most experienced and skilled golfers that play the game actually realize that more strokes are lost or gained in an eighteen hole round of golf on the putting green.

They will spend countless hours on the practice green trying to perfect their putting stroke and techniques whereas the novice golfer will show up at the golf course go do the driving range and smash a bunch of golf balls with different clubs and go to the practice green and just spend a couple of minutes putting a few golf balls in the hole from short distances and then head to the first tee.

Little do they know that the exact opposite holds true, you should be spending more time on the practice green than on the driving range. Hence, the well-known term in golf circles ( you drive for show but you put for dough ) I bet you that most golfers do not realize that over sixty per cent of their golf shots over the course of an eighteen hole round of golf are made from the putting surface.

Get the Feel for Putting

A major part of your putting stroke is actually all about feel, and by that i mean to get the right feel for putting you will need to block out a lot of outside distractions we have in our everyday lives. Once you get to any golf course you should immediately consider the golf course your own private sanctuary.

One way you can accomplish “feel for putting” is to go to the golf practice putting green and without even using a golf ball yet just grip your putter, take your stance and take a few practice putting strokes with your eyes closed, that’s right playing golf with your eyes closed. Now using a golf ball set up around ten feet from a hole that is a fairly straight putt and take your stance, grip your putter making sure you are aligned with the hole and envision your ball going into the hole now shut your eyes again and make your putting stroke striking the ball towards the hole.

It seems like when a golfer finally gets on the green and it is their turn to putt, they set up and stand over their putt and then all of a sudden their arms tighten up, they grip their putter tighter and all of a sudden they have lost all feel for their putt. The best way to eliminate this problem is to constantly practice the eyes closed drill and you will be amazed how much more relaxed and comfortable you will feel standing over your real putts on the course.

 

More Golf Putting Tips

Just like the old drive for show putt for dough adage, another saying is ” practice makes perfect ” and in the case of putting this certainly holds true. And one of the great things about putting is that you can practice your putting stroke just about anywhere:

  • on the golf course
  • at the practice green
  • on an artificial turf matgolf practice mat
  • on you’re living room floor
  • in your office

Practicing like this will give you different roles of the ball on each different surface but your main golf here is installing muscle memory in terms of your actual putting stroke. This will help your putting tremendously when it comes to consistency with your stroke.

If you ever pay attention to any really great putters you will notice that during their entire putty stroke their heads hardly move at all, this is also important in creating a consistent putting stroke.

The Cure:

Find a clear wall whether at home, office, anywhere, now approach the wall and take your putting stance and just touch your forehead against the wall and start taking some practice strokes, this will ingrain in your brain the feeling of your head staying still when you get on the golf course. You can also look down to your putter while you are taking these practice strokes and be sure your is putting is going back and forth along the wall seeing that your putter is moving in a straight line.

Practice Putting Distance

One of the most dreaded terms in the world of golf is the dreaded three putt, which occurs when once you get on the green it takes you another three shots to get the ball in the hole. Rarely do you see a pro or even a seasoned golfer three putt. Do you know why? Because they practice long distance putts on the practice green. Not always will your shot to the green land close to the hole, sometimes you could be forty or fifty feet away, the key here is even if you don’t get that putt in the hole you at least want to have a short second putt to finish the hole.

One way i do this is by playing a game i call golf boccie ball, the object is to take five or so white golf balls and one colored golf ball. Place the colored ball somewhere on the green, now take the white golf balls and place them different lengths from the colored ball and try to putt them as close to the colored ball as you can, this drill will also help you out in reading different breaks and undulations in the green.

The Putter Itselfbest putters

I just wanted to take a little time here to talk a little about the actual club

( the putter ) that you will be using for this shot once you get to the green. There are many makes and models of putters, some which are:

  • The blade putter
  • The mallet putter
  • The metal faced putter
  • The insert faced putter
  • The groove faced putter
  • The center shafted putter

Most seasoned or pro golfers all have their favorite putter and will use no other, even when they would upgrade their clubs they will still keep their putter. Once a player find their go to putter they rarely change it unless they start having putting problems and feel they need a change.

I, myself have had my insert faced blade putter for almost twenty years now. If you are a novice or beginner golfer and have yet to find that go to putter i would suggest you go to any golf club shop and they usually have a little putting area with all different styles of putters. Try them all until you find one that really feels comfortable to you. I would not however buy it on the spot. Get the make and model and do some research and you can more than likely get a better deal online or elsewhere.

 

So in Closing

I hope you have noticed throughout this article and all the tips and techniques their is one constant. What is it? Practice, practice,practice. In order to create the most consistent and dependable putting stroke in order to shave lots of strokes off your score you need to practice.

I hope you find all the information in this article very useful in making your quest for the best golf game possible.

If you have found it helpful please leave a comment below or if you have any questions please feel free to leave them as well, and i will get back to you as soon as possible.

To Good Golf

Robert

 

 

 

 

Golf Swing and Back Pain

Dealing with Golf Injuries

Most people do not include golf with, say, football, baseball, basketball and ice hockey when it comes to the physicality of each sport. They think golf is a kind of sissy sport where both men and women walk or drive around a golf course whacking a little white ball around until they get it in the hole.

 

That is actually the furthest from the truth than they can even imagine.Some injuries that occur with golf may not be as drastic or as serious as some injuries incurred with the more physical sports listed above but golf related injuries are just as rampant as those with other more physical sports, especially with the golf swing and back pain.

 

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Prevent Golf Back Pain

Rarely does a day go by when I don’t see someone on the golf course or the driving range or in the clubhouse after playing a round of golf complaining about all their aches and pains, especially back pain. I don’t know if a lot of golfers bring preexisting back pain to the golf course or if they actually agitate their backs while actually going through all the golf motions associated with the game of golf. I do know that there is evidence that the game of golf does actually cause back pain that could lead to serious back pain. There are many reasons that so many golfers suffer from golf pain, here are a few:

 

  1. They do not exercise properly, on and off the course
  2. They are not in good physical shape to start with
  3. They play for to long a period without resting

 

The good news is that there are many exercises that can actually eliminate your golf swing back pain for good. These simple golf exercises will not only eliminate your back pain but also increase your endurance so you can play longer if you wish. They will also improve your flexibility and strength so you will create a much smoother golf swing and hopefully add some distance.

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Let me just start by saying if you feel as though you need more help with your golf back pain and other golf related issues you could go to just about any gym where they can get you set up with a golf specific set of golf exercises that could help you tremendously.

So let me get you started with some simple basic golf exercises you can do just about anywhere:

  1. Lay on the floor on your stomach with your hands by your side, now lift your shoulders and head and your legs off the floor simultaneously and hold for ten seconds, do three sets of these.
  2. the plank: Still on your stomach, lift your self up on your elbows and toes so your chest, back and legs are off the floor, be sure to keep your back straight. This will engage your core muscles and strengthen the muscles around your lower back, hold this position as long as you can, do this every day until you can hold it for one minute. You will be amazed at the difference this will make in your golf turn.
  3. Grab two dumbbells five pounds but no higher than ten pounds, you want lean muscles not bulky muscles for a smooth golf swing, bring the dumbbells up to your shoulders and then up to the sky, repeat this ten times and do three sets.
  4. As you know golf requires a tremendous amount of walking whether you are walking the golf course or riding in a cart so it is imperative that you work on your legs. If,you do not have a place to walk you might want to consider getting a treadmill. This will really help your stamina so you do not run out of gas while you are out on the golf course.treadmill

Another thing to keep into consideration is fluids. Most often than not golf is played in warm temperatures where hydration is of the utmost importance, so please drink plenty of fluids when playing golf.

Stretch on the Golf Course

On a day you are going to play a round of golf I strongly recommend that you arrive at the golf course early so that you have adequate time to get your golf shoes on, do some stretching and take some golf swings. So let’s get to stretching. The first stretch will be to grab a golf club with both hands and bend at the waist and try to touch your toes, do this until you think your back feels loosened up. Next hold the club behind your back and rotate your body back and forth in a slow motion therefore loosening up your torso and core, next hold the behind your neck and rotate your shoulders back and forth therefore loosening up your shoulders.golf club stretch

The next thing you will want to do is go to the range and starting with your pitching wedge go through your entire golf bag hitting a few shots with each club. Just remember, especially when you get to your driver, just take nice easy golf swings, you only want to warm up here not wear yourself out. Now go to the putting green a practice some putting for about five or ten minutes to get the speed of the greens down. You are now ready for the first tee and hopefully an awesome round of golf.

I hope all the information on this page will be very useful to you for improving your golf swing and back pain and other related golf injuries.

If so please feel free to leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible, also if you have any questions about any golf related I will certainly try to answer them for you.

To Good Golf

Robert

Best New Golf Tips

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?

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. 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. 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. 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.

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.

Good Golf to you

 

 

 

 

Enjoy the Game of Golf Today – and Forever

As far as most sports go, golf is probably right up there at the top of the list as far as the cost to get started as compared to many other sports, but that certainly does not have to be the case. There is no reason you cannot enjoy the game of golf today without going broke to get started or even upgrade your current equipment. As a matter of fact if you are an average golfer or are just getting started playing the game of golf, going out and buying expensive golf clubs could actually be detrimental to your average game.

Your Golf Clubs

When you are just getting started playing golf or have been playing for a golf clubslittle while your first and probably most natural instinct would be to run out and get the most expensive golf clubs you can get thinking that it would increase the level dramatically and quickly, but it could actually a reverse effect on your golf game. You see, good expensive golf clubs are not as forgiving as a less expensive set of golf clubs. These expensive clubs are geared more to the more skilled golfer who can hit the golf ball on the sweet spot more frequently than the beginner or average golfer can. Buying less expensive golf cubs will help you to develop a more consistent golf swing due the fact that they have a larger sweet spot so you will be able to enjoy the game of golf much quicker.

Another route you could take is to look for a good set of used golf cubs. A lot of skilled players are always updating and improving their equipment so you should be able to find someone in this position quite easily. If you do decide to go this route a couple of things to look out for that you might not be aware of is,

 

  1. Make sure the grips are not worn out, this would add expense out of your pocket
  2. Make sure the grooves in the irons and wedges are not worn down to much
  3. Make sure every club is not bent or damaged in any way.
  4. And a lot of skilled golfers will never give up their favorite putter, so if not include this could add additional expense

Hope this has answered any questions you might have had about purchasing golf clubs

Golf and the Internet

laptopI would suggest especially if you are a complete newbie to the game of golf perhaps you take a short lesson or at least go to the driving range with a buddy who has played the game and has some knowledge of the game in order for you to at least get a solid foundation, a decent swing technique and hitting the ball somewhat consistently. After that you can go on the internet and find out just about anything you want about enjoying the game of golf. You can learn all the golf terminology used in the golf world and on the golf course so you don’t feel like a fool when you are out on the golf course yourself. You can find all kinds of videos and e books so you can pick up pointers so you can try to improve your own golf game even more.

The internet is also a place where you can find different golf courses in your area, the rates they charge to play their golf course, directions to all the different courses and just a ton of other golf course information.If you are just starting out you can find out where certain nine hole golf course are which are much easier to start out on than the larger eighteen hole golf courses. You can check out different golf instructors, what their rates are for lessons and what golf courses they teach at. You can also find a lot of free instruction on the internet, youtube etc.

 

Popular Golf Terms

Back Nine

Typically most golf courses consist of eighteen holes, so in this situation if were to start your round of golf on the first hole then holes ten through eighteen would be considered to be the back nine. Sometimes when golf courses get crowded you may start your round on the tenth hole, in this case holes one through nine would be considered the back nine.

Par

Golf courses normally consist of three different size holes, par threes are shorter holes normally between one hundred and two hundred yards to the hole, if you get your golf ball in the hole with three shots, you have made par, par fours are typically between 300 and 400 yards long, if you get your golf ball in the hole with four shots you have made par. Then you have par five holes which are typically between 450 and 550 yards long, if you get your golf ball in the hole with five shots you have made par.

Birdie

A birdie occurs when you get your golf ball in the hole with one fewer shot than what the hole requires, in other words on a par three holes,you get your golf ball in the hole with two shots you have made a birdie or one under par. The same concept hold true for par four holes and par five holes

Bogey

A bogey occurs when you get your golf ball in the hole with one more shot than what the whole requires, in other words on a par three hole it takes you four shots to get in the hole you have made a bogey, the same concept holds true with the par four and the par five holes..

Bunker

A bunker is a depression in the ground on the golf course which is more often than not it is filled with sand. Bunkers are normally found around the green area but can also be found in the fairway. The bunker can also be known as a sand trap.

The Green

The green is found at the end of every holes it is where the hole is located and where the flag stick is put.

These are just some general terms used in any given round of golf, there are many, many more that I will cover at another time.

 

The Golf Bag

There are many things to consider before purchasing a golf bag. Whether golf bagyou are a novice golfer or a skilled golfer there are many things to take into consideration before you purchase a new golf bag. There are basically two different types of golf bags, the carry golf bag and the cart golf bag. If you are a novice golfer and plan on walking the golf course as you play your round of golf you probably want to look into a good carry bag with sturdy straps. Most carry bags have retractable legs so when you put the bag down the legs automatically come out so your bag does not have to lie on the ground. The cart bag is a much larger bag and is used to be put and kept on the back of a golf cart or used with a caddie.

There are many other things you need to consider when purchasing a golf bag whether it is a carry bag or a cart bag. The main thing is you will need to have plenty of storage and different compartments. Most bags all have a place for a large golf umbrella. You will also need a large compartment for golf balls and smaller compartments for tee’s, wallet,sunglasses,golf gloves and other things like keys’ cell phone etc. So be careful in the golf bag you choose and be sure it is comfortable for you.

Always Keep in Mind

If you are really serious about enjoying this game of golf never settle for mediocrity, Whether you are at the driving range or on the golf course playing a round of golf always play to the best of your ability and with great sportsmanship. You will enjoy this wonderful game of golf much more.

 

I hope you have enjoyed the information in this post always feel free to ask me any questions you may have and I will get back to you as soon as possible, also please feel free to leave a comment below and I will respond to that also asap.

Good golf to you

 

 

 

 

Best Golf Practice Tips -Practice the Right Way

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.

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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 Impactgolf irons

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.

An Awesome Tip:
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

To Good Golf

Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Golf Tips for Seniors -Play Golf Longer in Life

Senior Golfers Play for Fun and Socialize

Most senior play mostly for fun and to socialize with their friends. As a matter of fact most rounds of golf played in the country are played by senior golfers, more than any other age group combined. Actually all around the country golf courses consider the senior golfer their bread and butter as far as revenue.senior golf couples

Many golf courses are also making their courses more and more senior friendly to compete for their business, some are even offering free senior golf tips if they so wish,A lot of senior women are also getting into playing golf to play golf with their partner and another couple and make a social event out of the day.

The senior golfer may not be able to hit the ball as far as they once did but all golf courses now have installed senior tees which are closer and makes the game just as competitive for them as it is for their younger counterparts. They also combine their vast knowledge and experience to play a much smarter game and therefore score quite well.

Health Benefits and Injury

No matter if you are a senior golfer or a younger golfer you should also be aware of the fact that their is always the possibility of injury. The golf swing is a very unnatural movement which can put a lot of stress on many parts of your body, including your hips,shoulders, torso and your back. Since a lot of golfers are from cold weather climates in winter they are more apt to strain muscles and have back and disc problems.During the course of an eighteen hole round of golf a lot of bending, twisting and walking on some tough terrain is involved. To help you avoid some of these common problems is to:

  1. keep your knees flexed
  2. keep your back straight
  3. tighren stomach muscles during swing
  4. warm up before teeing off

Playing golf can provide you with a lot of health benefits. You can really increase your physical ability playing golf buy not always driving around the golf course in a golf cart.If,you do use a cart drive past your ball and then walk back to it with the club you will need to hit you next shot. If,you do this on even only nine of the eighteen holes it will increase your health tremendously. Also their are small nine hole courses that you can rent a pull cart and play your round that way, very beneficial. The one thing i recommend not doing is carrying your golf clubs.

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Senior Golfers Approach to the Game of Golf

As we all get older and are suddenly are considered senior golfers one would automatically think that our golf skill and intensity would decline but that does not have to be the case.Of course as we get older it’s only natural that we will not maintain the same level of play that we had in our younger years but it is still possible.If,you are a senior golfer just please don’t give up. The main thing we need to focus on here is our bodies.

Have during your last few rounds of golf you felt that your back swing does not go back as far as it used to, or your swing speed does not seem as fast or maybe your drives are not going has far as they used to, if so they it’s probably time to work on your body. A lot of senior golfers first feel that they first have lost a lot of flexibility but they never consider that they have lost strength along with the flexibility. As a senior golfer the first things you will need to get started is by improving flexibility, strength, endurance and nutrition.These are most important in a good golf fitness program. The best golf tip for seniors here is to not start out to fast, you must start slow so for one you don’t get hurt and two you don’t lose interest before you get started. You first need to know your limitations and limit your golf program within those limitations. In this day and age you should have now problem finding e-books or videos that will fit the criteria of your current shape. I suggest not taking any golf lessons before you get your fitness program where you want then by all means take a lesson or two and go enjoy your new golf game.

Senior Golf Tips on Warm Upsold guy golfers rule

Whether you are playing football, baseball,basketball or any sport for that mater golf is no different then any of them, you need to warm up. I see so many golfers pull up in their cars throw their shows on grab their clubs go in the clubhouse, take a couple swings and head to the first tee. By doing these chances are the first five or six shots are going to go who knows where, thus setting yourself up for a start you may never recover from and therefor ruining your round of golf before it even gets started.

My first tip here is to try to get to the golf course at least an hour before you are scheduled to tee off, get your shoes on, take care of business in the clubhouse. All in a relaxing manner.Now grab your putter and head to the putting green, practice some put from around twenty feet,then some from thirty feet, then ten feet, then short putts. This will give you a good idea of the speed of the greens. Now grab a couple wedges and practice some chips around the green to get the feel of the rough around the green.

Next you will want to head off to the range where you want to spend about ten minutes doing some stretching and limbering up exercises before you start taking some full swings. Start out on the practice tee hitting some easy wedges then slowly go through your bag hitting all your clubs until finally get to your driver. Hit about half a dozen balls with your driver until you feel comfortable with it. You can now head to the first tee. Do a little more stretching. Right before you tee off. Then hit your drive right down the middle.

I hope the information and tips on this page and benefit you in your quest for making golf much more enjoyable in your senior years, I will do another post late delving into all the different golf clubs and other equipment you must have in your golf bag.

Please leave a comment below if this has been any help to you, or if you have any questions i would be more than happy to answer them.

To Good Golf

Golf Short Game Lessons -Become a Short Game Expert

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. 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 Simplesand wedge

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 rule 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. 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

chippingChipping 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.

The 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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medicus Golf Swing Trainer Review – Perfect your Swing

Product: Medicus Golf Swing Aid
Price: $99.95
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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The Medicus Golf Swing Trainer Overview

 

Not too long ago I just couldn’t hit the golf ball straight, I was all over the place, one shot was a big slice then the next shot I would hook into the woods or something. I just could not figure it out, then one day a buddy of mine I was playing mentioned to me this training club he was told about and he went out and purchased it and it turned out to be the Medicus golf swing training aid. I was watching him hit his shots and was amazed how good he was hitting the ball. I promptly went out and bought the Medicus and well, the rest is history.

For the Price the Medicus Swing Trainer is a Steal

So over the years I have spent literally hundreds of dollars on golf lessons,
and after time you sometimes forget what the instructor told you and fall right back into your old swing habits, but with the Medicus golf swing trainer you will have it forever and for the less than the price of one golf lesson.

Pros and cons of the medicus swing trainer

Pros
The Medicus is affordable

It is easy to store

you can use it anywhere, home, office, back yard

Cons
Will not help other aspects of your game

Alignment

grip

stance

In Conclusionmedicus driver

I am a believer in this product and I know many others who also love their Medicus swing trainer. So for less than the price of one golf lesson go here and get yourself the Medicus Swing Trainer.

If you have enjoyed my review of the Medicus Swing Trainer please feel free to leave a review of your own or a comment below.

Kids and Golfing – Get Started

Parents are always looking for different sports that their children can get involved in.This is something as natural as the sun rising and the sun setting.A large amount of children are involved in some form of extracurricular activity.This can leave parents thinking a little out of the box, hence comes in kids and golfing.I think as golf has evolved many parents might be thinking maybe this may not be such a bad activity but at least see if my child enjoys it.

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Kids and Golfing – Suitable for Kids or Not

A lot of parents probably think this is not an appropriate sport for kids to  get involved in but I personally think it would be a great opportunity for kids to spread their wings and try something totally different.

Kids playing golf has the ability to teach kids how to learn good sportsmanship, it teaches kids how to be logical, it teaches kids how to make good decisions when on the golf course and face circulations and how to handle them. It teaches kids how to get along with other kids and take turns playing. Golf for kids is also a great exercise regimen for them as the walking around a golf course would bring astronomical physical results.

Kids Learning Golf ?

Kids learning to play golf in this day and age is a huge opportunity and so very appropriate for a kid today.The benefits are widely available for both boys and girls and parents should feel very confident in getting their kids into playing golf. However, before you jump to conclusions or try to force them into golf you really need to find out if they actually have any interest in the game itself. A lot of times a kid might need a little encouragement. It can be a very positive experience for any kid, but you need to find out if it is something that really interests them. Talk to your child find out what they feel about the situation and take it from there.

In my opinion a good start would be the take them to a competition, whether it be a pro event, a college event or even a high school event at the  local golf course. Let them feel up close the emotion and competition of a true golf event.To even drop it down a notch take them the a miniature golf and see how they react to that, it could give you a good gauge on how they feel about the game of golf.

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Kids Playing Golf – Lessons?

So < yea, if the kid seems interested in learning how to the play this great game of golf, you may want to look for an instructor in your local area that has a reputation for being patient and good with teaching kids. With the proper instructor and encouragement from you, most children can become quite skilled at golf, which makes it a great sport due to the huge self esteem boost it can bring.So no matter if the child is a boy or girl they are more than likely to enjoy this wonderful game of golf

You will be very surprised as just how good a sport golf can be for kids.

Good golf to you

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or if you have any questions, I will get back to you

as soon as possible

Robert

 

 

 

Best Golf Fitness Exercises

If you are just starting out playing golf and have not had the most active
lifestyle that maybe you could have had it will be very difficult to just run right out and play 18 holes of golf. If you are in pretty good shape physically as far as strength and flexibility you will certainly have a bigger advantage in your overall play than someone who is not in such good a shape.

 

Improve Flexibility and Strength

One of the best golf fitness exercise to start with should be your flexibility. Being flexible will greatly improve your back swing and therefore your entire golf swing for that matter. Along with your flexibility you will also need to improve your overall strength. Now by building strength I do not mean running out to your local gym and start pumping iron.

All this will do is build you big bulky muscles that will not help with your flexibility.What you want to do with this fitness exercise is build lean muscle mass. Bulky muscles might make you a bit stronger but it will greatly reduce the amount of core turn in your swing. Building lean muscle strength is not impossible but is a little harder and will take a little more effort. The key exercise tip here is to lift lighter weights with more repetitions which will let you muscle but still keep the flexibility you will need for a proper golf swing. Resist the urge to use no more than 10 lb weights.

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Golf Exercise Tip – Stretching

Another essential golf fitness exercise tip to keep your body as flexible as possible is stretching. I recommend that you stretch before your round of golf and immediately after your round of golf. This will ensure you are keeping your body in the best possible shape.Also, you may find that your body is very sore when done playing your round of golf which in turn take a lot of fun out of what should be an enjoyable game. Myself, I will show up for my round of golf well ahead of my scheduled tee time so I can stretchfor a few minutes then hit some golf balls, do some putting and then stretch a little more before I take my first shot.

Golf Fitness – hydration

Normally when you play this wonderful game of golf you are playing it nice weather.When you are out on the golf course sometimes there are few trees and wide open spaces where it can get extremely hot, therefore it is imperative that you drink plenty of water. If you find yourself getting overheated and dehydrated it could cause help problems as well as hindering your ability to even finish your round of golf. So please
be sure that you keep yourself as hydrated as possible, not only when playing golf but anytime you are doing strenuous activity or exercising.

Golf Fitness Exercise – walking

best golf fitness exercises

You may think that golf is a slow moving methodical sport but believe you me there is an extremely large amount of walking involved in a typical 18 hole round of golf.Even if you rent a golf cart there is still a huge amount of walking involved.You are constantly walking up and down hills and over some rough terrain.So obviously in is imperative that you keep your legs in great shape, otherwise you may find yourself not even able to finish your round of golf. You could even go out and get yourself a treadmill to help get your legs in shape. So following all these golf fitness exercises could take your golf game to a whole new level.

To Good Golf

Robert

 

If you found this article helpful or have any questions please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible