Golf Equipment Deals Online

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Introduction:

Who doesn’t love a great bargain or a great deal, know matter what you are shopping for. When it comes to golf clubs or golf equipment online the resources are endless.

From used, pre owned or what is considered clone golf clubs that does not mean they are cheap, as in quality. You can find some really great deals on golf equipment if you just spend a little time doing some research.

There are plenty of places where you can purchase great golf equipment deals online if you just know the right places to look.golf equipment

One example is there are many online golf shops where you can purchase last year’s model of golf equipment without paying the price of this year’s newer models.

This does not mean the quality is any less than it was last year, the golf shops just want to basically unload last year’s equipment to make room for the newer equipment coming in.

In this article I want to enlighten you on some places where you can get great deals on some great golf equipment online at a fraction of the cost of what you really need to spend.

A lot of online golf stores offer deals where you can exchange your existing clubs and give you credit for the purchase of a new set of clubs. They than sell these pre-owned clubs at a great discount.

I will be going over and turning you on to some of these online golf shops that offer you some of these great pre-owned and new golf clubs and golf equipment.

Austad’s Golf:

Austad’s golf has been around the golf world for over 55 year’s. The company was founded in 1963 by Oscar Austad. Still, to this day Austad’s golf is a family owned operation now entering their 3rd generation in business.austad's

Over all this time they have managed to keep up with all the golf technology that has evolved over the last few decades. Austad’s golf is totally committed to offering the best value to each and every customer.

They even offer to match or beat any price from any other golf equipment retailer on any matching stock item and will refund the difference.

TaylorMade Golf:

The TaylorMade golf company was founded in 1979. One single man, Gary Adams took a small loan on the home he owned at the time and started the TaylorMade golf company in a 6,000 square foot building.

The company started with three employees, including himself and just one single product. This product was, what is believed to be the first medal wood. It was a 12 degree metal driver cast out of stainless steel.TaylorMade golf

Ever since that creation in 1979 TaylorMade golf has striven to be the best and most innovative golf equipment manufacturer in the entire golf industry.

Year after year Taylormade has kept up with revolutionizing their golf equipment which in turn has led to equipping such pro golfers like Rory McElroy, Dustin Johnson, John Rahm, Jason Day and Tiger Woods.

TaylorMade is also supported by a network of over 1,500 PGA professionals around the country. They have representatives going to their individual golf clubs working with golfers of future generations.

In the Hole Golf:

In the hole golf has been servicing online golfers for over ten year’s now. They are dedicated to bringing you the latest in golf equipment, including, golf clubs, golf balls, shoes, bags, GPS’s, apparel, training aids and accessories.

You can find great prices on some top brand name golf equipment available online today. They also have a knowledgeable staff that are always there to help with any issue you may have.In The Hole Golf

In the hole golf also offers free shipping for any purchase over $75. This is a huge bonus since most golf equipment can tend to be quite heavy thus making shipping quite expensive.

In the hole golf strives to have the best prices for golf related items on the internet. They will match any item that you find on another golf website that is cheaper than their price.

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Fairway Golf:

Fairway Golf has been around for over twenty year’s now. Their home base is located in the San Diego area but they have a large and growing online presence.

They began as a small mom-and-pop store but have expanded their business rapidly while still maintaining their excellent customer service and loyalty to their customers.

Not only has Fairway Golf done an excellent job inside their shop doors and online with their golf products and merchandise but their work also goes well beyond outside their shop doors.

For the past twenty year’s they have planned and organized events catering to those that love the game of golf. In this same amount of time they have run charity golf tournaments for local junior and high school golf programs.

Carlsbad Golf Center:

The Carlsbad Golf Center is an independent golf pro shop and a golf practice facility. They have been owned by a PGA pro and a LPGA pro since 2003.

Their goal from the beginning was to have their customers feel like they always have their own personal golf pro shop where they can feel at home and comfortable at.Carlsbad Golf Center

By 2008 they had grown so much and started to get customers from all over the country that they decided to open their shop internationally with this online pro shop.

Everything available in their pro shop store in San Diego you can also purchase in their online shop. In their online shop you can also get some great clearance deals from their well stocked warehouse. Click for more info

Rock Bottom Golf

How did Rock Bottom Golf actually become Rock Bottom Golf? Originally they were just called Rock Bottom.

Tom Rath, the founder and CEO of Rock Bottom Golf was just a high school student,was  looking to earn some some extra cash. He started fishing golf balls out of water hazards at local golf courses and selling them around town.

He not only earned some extra cash but was able to put himself through college doing so.  After graduating he started going to local flea markets and trade shows with used and demo golf clubs and selling them.

Then came along E-Bay which turned his life around. He joined forces with his brother and together they formed Rock Bottom Golf.

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Their inventory expanded to include golf clubs, bags, attire, accessories and anything else golf related. They eventually realized they needed to expand beyond E-Bay.

So in 2002 Rock Bottom Golf.com was officially launched to the world wide web. They are now one of the industry leaders in golf related items on the internet.

They pride themselves on their excellent customer service, fast shipping and some of the greatest deals online.

E-BAY

Well, everyone pretty much knows about eBay. You can purchase just about anything you could want on e-bay and golf equipment is know different.

If you are a new and starter golfer you can get some good deals on pre-owned golf clubs but you really have know guarantee of what you are going to get.

They may need new grips, which will cost you more money. You need to be very careful when purchasing pre owned golf clubs on e-bay

You can get good deals on training aids, rangefinders any many other golf accessories on e-bay. Most purchases made on e-bay are through pay-pal which does give you some security if you are not happy with your purchase.

Amazon:

Another very popular shopping site on the internet is Amazon. Just like e-bay you can purchase just about anything there. They have a huge selection of golf gear and equipment but are they great deals?

I believe you can get better deals on a lot of golf related items on some other online golf shops that have clearance sale all the time. Amazon’s prices are what they are with know deals or sales.

One more thing about their policies is their shipping costs. In order to get free shipping you have to join their prime program which you have to pay for separate on a yearly

Some of the best golf deals you can find on Amazon are on golf related items like putting greens, golf chipping nets, golf hitting nets and things of that nature.


Shot by Shot

Have you ever wondered why you can never get your golf scores to go lower. Have you been stuck at a certain level and can never get above it?

My guess is that you do not know what your strength’s and weaknesses are in your golf game. At Shot by Shot you can now analyze your own golf game at a fraction of the cost of a professional.

No matter what level of golfer you are Shot by Shot will let you know what areas of your golf game you need to work on to achieve your golfing goals.

Shot by Shot will analyze the 5 main parts of your golf game:

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  1. Driving
  2. Approach shots
  3. Chip/Pitch shots within 50 yards of green
  4. Sand shots within 50 yards of green
  5. Putting

In Conclusion

I hope you have found my article on golf equipment deals online. I have enjoyed bringing here to you. One thing I would like to add is this. When going online to shop for anything golf related please be sure to do your research thoroughly.

You want to know when you are getting a deal and when you are not.

Please comment below if you have found this article and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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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[Dress for Winning Golf]


[Introduction]

So, what does dress for winning golf mean you might ask, well, I myself am a firm believer that the better you look on the golf course the better golf you will play.

Going all the way back to the days of Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and the likes, they all dressed for every round dressed to win.


Of course back then the dress codes were much different but, at the same time they were dress codes, both for men and women.

The men wore high socks with knickers, a white shirt and a tie and usually a tweed jacket.

The women often wore a long skirt with a loose blouse and some type of bucket hat.

Boy how the times have changed since then. I will now just start out by just going over some basic golf attire of the present time.

What are the basics?

The Golf Shirt [Men]

A lot of golf courses and country clubs are very particular about what kind of golf attire you were playing golf on their golf courses. Some public courses will let you play in a tee shirt and jeans but that is not the norm.

Myself, I’m a firm believer in the old adage, the better you look playing golf the better you will play golf.

That does not mean every time you go out to play golf and look good you will always play good. Golf is such a mental game I just think it helps give a small edge by looking good.

There are a few different varieties of golf shirts available these days. First you have your basic three button collared shirt that is most popular with golfers.

The mock turtleneck golf shirt made popular by Tiger Woods is becoming more and more popular.

Most golf courses and country clubs now permit these shirts but not all do, Do yourself a favor and double check with the club if they are allowed so you don’t get ripped off having to buy a shirt from their club store. You could also take an extra collared shirt with you just in case.

When purchasing your golf shirts make sure you try them on to be sure they fit properly. Different manufacturers tailor their shirts diffidently so the size you think you wear may not fit properly for your golf swing.

Your golf shirt should fit you quite loosely and not fit you to tightly. The golf swing is hard enough without having a shirt on that restricts your golf swing.

[Women]

Ever since women s golf has become more and more popular so has women s golf apparel. There are more choices for women in what they wear golfing then ever before.

As far as most female golfers go collared polo shirts are very popular along with sleeveless polo’s that are allowed by most golf courses today.

Skirts are very popular with women golfers because of the freedom they give them in their golf swing, but they should be of a reasonable length with maybe a pair of shorty shorts underneath.

Shorts and pants have also become very popular with women on the golf course but they must be sure neither one are to tight and restrictive. You want your golf apparel to fit comfortably with little restriction to your golf swing.

Golf Pants and Shorts:

[Men]

Most golf clubs require their gentlemen golfers to wear golf pants on their golf courses , although shorts are also permitted as long as they are of a respectable length. Be sure they fit comfortably as to not restrict your golf swing.

Be sure that your golf pants or shorts have belt loops so you can wear a belt. Another thing I highly recommend is that your pants and shorts have pockets. Pockets come in handy for your golf glove, your tees and green repair tool along with your scorecard.

One of the most popular color of golf pants are khaki, white and black. All of these colors can be easily be coordinated with any golf shirt you have.

Looking good and coordinated on the golf course will make you look powerful and respectful of the game of golf.

Your Golf Headgear:

Most golfers do not realize just how important wearing a hat of some sorts is. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s the golf visor was very popular. Now visors are mostly worn by women golfers due to the many hair styles they can wear with a visor, but at the same time offer all the benefits of wearing a hat.


The golf hat has become more popular, why, you guessed it, [Tiger Woods] and his famous Nike hats that he wears, but golf hats, although should be coordinated with the rest of your current golf outfit so you look stylish but they also serve many other purposes.

Golf most commonly played in sunny, warm or hot conditions, therefore your hat will keep your head cooler and if you’re playing in cooler conditions your hat will keep your head warmer.

Your hat will also keep the sun out of your eyes and keep the sun off your forehead preventing sunburn, but please still use sunscreen when you are on the golf course. You’ll thank me later.

Your Golf Shoes:

To me one of the most important golf accessories you can purchase is your golf shoes. If there is one area in your golf attire that you do not want to skimp on it would be your golf shoes.

Golf shoes can be purchased from many golf shoe manufacturers and the best and most popular, {in my opinion} is Foot Joy. Golf shoes come in many styles and colors but once again I would recommend a neutral color pair which will go with any golf outfit you may put together.


 

All that being said the most important part of any golf shoe is comfort and waterproof. Two things that will put a real damper on your round of golf would be blisters on your feet or soaking wet feet from morning dew.

So when you buy your new golf shoes be sure to wear them around your house for awhile to be sure that they fit right and are comfortable. So once again if you are going to spend money on your golf accessories, do not cheap out on your golf shoes.

Golf Attire Accessories:

Your golf glove

Most golfers I know and golf with all wear a golf glove. Wearing a golf glove is totally optional, but I recommend using one. For one thing you will get a better grip on your golf club throughout your swing.

A golf glove will also help in the situation where a little bad weather rolls in. You will be glad you have that glove or you may just have your golf club slip right out of your hand.

Many golfers go crazy with their golf gloves, having different gloves for different outfits but I don’t get it. To me it’s a waste of money. A white golf glove goes with any golf outfit you may have on any given day. Just make sure it fits your hand properly and is comfortable.

Golf Jackets and Rain Gear

Whenever you go out to play a round of golf you should be prepared for anything. You could tee off in the morning with the sun shining bright and nice and warm. Suddenly you get to say the 8th hole and some wind comes in and the temperature drops.

What do you do? You go in your golf bag and pull out your light windbreaker jacket and your good to go. (You can go to my article about golf accessories which includes best golf bags here:)

What if you get to say the 12th and a rain shower comes through, you go in your and pull out your rain gear outfit which fits over the outfit you have on and you will stay dry as a bone.

Golf Sunglasses:

Another important accessory you should always have on hand are sunglasses. Not only do they make you look cool for the beer cart girl but they also protect your eyes from the harmful rays of the sun.

You don’t need to spend a ton of money on them either. some of the best sunglasses for golf are actually the cheaper brands. They all have the same UV protection needed in a pair of sunglasses.

In Closing:

I hope you have enjoyed my article here on dress for winning golf. I hope you take heed to some of my suggestions I have made here. I’m sure they will help you enjoy the game more.

Just remember the better you look at the golf club the more you will be respected and I believe the more you will respect your surroundings.

Please leave a comment below if you have any questions or just enjoyed my article and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Good Golf To You

Robert


 

 

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Home Indoor Golf Simulators

Introduction

I am an avid golfer and I live in the northeast part of the country. New Jersey to be exact. This part of the country can be tough for an avid golfer such as myself. Sometimes the winters can be pretty rough here, thus shortening our golf season dramatically.

If you live farther north on the east coast or in the north central states then your golf season could be even shorter unlike states like Florida, Arizona or other parts west where you can play golf pretty much year round.

I thought I would take some time here to offer you some alternatives to help you keep yourself in great golf shape year round in the comfort of your own home, basement or heated garage.

Today, thanks to modern technology you can accomplish this with new high tech home indoor golf simulators, golf practice net packages and golf indoor putting greens.

SkyTrak Platinum golf Simulator

Dollar for dollar the SkyTrak home indoor golf simulator is probably one of the best golf simulators on the market today. The platinum package starts out with the SkyTrak launch monitor, the net return simulator series and the projector mount system.

Your SkyTrak simulator is also completely self-contained, meaning there is not need for drilling any holes making the setup of your simulator a breeze. Also, included in this package is a rugged and durable golf hitting mat that provides balance and forgiveness and realism.

Reviews

I purchased my SkyTrak platinum golf simulator a little over a year ago and I am thrilled with it. The simulator is very durable and easy to set up. The simulated path seems to be very accurate with every one of my clubs.

Mike W.

I am very pleased with my purchase of my SkyTrak golf simulator. It was quite easy to set up and any questions I did have been answered promptly by their support team. I would highly recommend this simulator to any avid golfer.

Russ G.

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OptiShot 2 Golf in a Box

If you are interested in a golf simulator but are on somewhat of a budget, you may want to consider the OptiShot 2 Golf in a Box. Although the golf in a box may not have all the features of some upper tier simulators, they have come up with a relatively affordable compromise.

The Golf in a Box comes with the OptiShot simulators, a pop up net and a mat that fits perfectly with the Golf in a Box system. If you want to spend a few extras dollars you may want to opt for the OptiShot 2 home package. This package comes with the OptiShot 2 simulators, an extra heavy-duty net return system with side nets and a pro turf mat all for a few extra bucks.

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Garage Retractable Golf Simulator

The SkyTrak home course golf simulator is perfect for anyone that has some extra room in their garage. The home course golf simulator comes with a ceiling mount kit so you can mount your golf simulator screen to the ceiling of your garage.

When you are not using your home course golf simulator you can simply retract it with just a push of a button. Just move your golf hitting mat out of the way and you can park your car back in your garage.

Being able to store your golf simulator when not in use makes the SkyTrak home course golf simulator perfect for garages.

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Best Portable Outdoor Golf Simulator

The SkyTrak golf simulator with the net return pro or pro series net is very easy to set up and its lightweight design is perfect for creating your outdoor golf simulator setup.

It is highly recommended that you pair the SkyTrak simulator with the net return net and mat package. The net return net is the most durable golf net available with a 250,000 shot guarantee.

Another great thing about the Portable outdoor golf simulator is the ease in which you can put it up or take it down. With a total weight of just 28 pounds you can easily move the entire set up inside in bad weather or outside in nice weather.

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TruGolf Vista Series Golf Simulator Studio

If you want to move on to a commercial grade golf simulator there are several top recommended simulators.

For high end pro shops, golf simulator bars and elite country clubs the TruGolf Vista series 8 would be highly recommended. The vista series 8 comes with E6 golf software, TruTrak swing analysis, high definition image quality It’s lightweight design makes it a great high end commercial simulator.

For smaller pro shops, bars, restaurants and college teams looking for a great value commercial golf simulator you really cannot go wrong with the SkyTrak Platinum.

 

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Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed this article on some different golf simulators that you can enjoy from your home. I also hope that you have learn something about these different golf simulators and can find the right one for you.

As always if you have found this information helpful please feel free to leave a comment below. Any questions you may have I will be glad to answer them for you

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.

Stress

 

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.

Putting

 

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.

winter pitch and putt

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.

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.

golf practice net

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,

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New Taylormade Golf Equipment

Introduction

More pros on the PGA golf tour use Taylormade golf equipment than any other golf club manufacturer. Some top tour players who use Taylormade golf equipment are Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson among many other tour players. There must be something about the new Taylormade golf equipment for so many PGA tour players to be using them.

The Taylormade Company

The Taylormade golf company was founded in 1979 by a man named Gary Adams. At the time Mr. Adams was working as a salesman for the Witteck Golf Company. In time, he got a promotion with the company in the research and development department. Around the same time the new two piece golf balls had been developed.

In Adam’s research he noticed that the new two piece golf balls performed much better with the irons than they did with the original persimmon woods. With this new information in hand he left the Witteck golf company. He went on to start the Taylormade golf company.

Adam’s took the information he had and developed the Taylormade metal wood driver. The driver caught on immediately and Taylormade hollow metal woods ever since. To this day they continue to make improvements in their golf club design.

The Taylormade Drivertaylor made driver

Taylormade drivers are made of materials that make them easier to hit and to control your swing thus maximizing your driving performance. This is one reason that the Taylormade driver is one of the leading drivers used on the PGA golf tour. Their metal wood design have taken them to develop the famous Taylormade burner and the Taylormade bubble.

Probably the most popular Taylormade driver is the 2017 M2 driver which i recently did a review on. It offers a totally new level of distance and forgiveness in its new driver technology.

The M2 driver houses a new speed pocket that makes it twice as flexible as the previous model. The Taylormade driver is extremely strong and durable but yet light and easy to swing due in part to their titanium heads.

Taylormade Irons

taylormade ironsOne of the most popular set of Taylormade irons would have to be the 2017 M2 irons. They are considered to be Taylormade’s most technologically advanced iron made by them to date. Their low center of gravity helps even the lesser advanced golfer hit purer iron shots even on slightly missed hits.

The Taylormade M1 irons are very similar to the M2 iron put have a smaller head size and shorter blade length but they are more suitable for the more advanced golfer who strikes the ball on a more consistent basis.

Taylormade Hybrid Clubs

Taylormade has an extensive line of hybrid golf clubs. The difference in the different line of hybrid clubs depends mostly on a golfers swing speed and their swing tendencies. For those of you that are not aware of this, the hybrid club was designed to replace your hard to hit long irons. For instance the #3 hybrid would replace your harder to hit 3 iron. Some of Taylormade’s hybrid clubs:

The Taylormade burnertaylormade hybrid club

This hybrid club was designed for golfers with a swing speed between 70 to 105 miles per hour. It has a large head and a better center of gravity which translates to better ball striking and a higher launch angle. It is basically a very easy club to hit.

The Rescue TP

This hybrid model is more suitable for the more advanced golfer who has a swing speed of 90 to 115 miles per hour which is pushing the swing speed of the professional player. It has a smaller head and is less forgiving than the burner. The more skilled player does not need as much forgiveness. It has a lower launch angle and produces less backspin.

The rescue dual hybrid

Taylormade’s dual hybrid offers movable weight technology. In other words if you tend to slice the ball a lot you can change weights on the head of the club creating more of a draw bias and eliminating your slice. The club head is small but still offers a fair amount of forgiveness.

Taylormade Putters

Although Taylormade is more famous for their drivers, irons, fairway taylormade puttermetals and hybrid golf clubs they actually have a very attractive line of putters to choose from. All of their putters are designed with the Rossa insert system which is a technology called ASGI which stands for anti skid groove insert.

These systems cause less skid when striking the ball which leads to purer and straighter on line putts. They have 10 different lines of putters which you can check  out here.

Taylormade – Adidas

Most recently the Taylor Made company has purchased the Adidas corporation. So now besides being world renowned for their awesome golf clubs they now offer a full line of other golf equipment and accessories.

  • Manufacture their own line of golf balls
  • Produce the Maxfli golf ball
  • Carry their own golf bag line
  • Their own golf shoes
  • Many other golf accessories

The present company is known as Taylor Made – Adidas Golf Company, so come on in and check out the new Taylormade golf equipment.

 

In Conclusion

I hope i have helped you in your research if you are looking to purchase new golf clubs. Taylormade has many a full line of clubs and equipment for the man, for women and also a full line of junior golf clubs and equipment.

They also offer a selection of pre-owned golf clubs that you may find more affordable. Keep in mind if you decide to purchase Taylormade golf clubs they will not be cheap but they will give you many, many years of good golfing.

I hope you have found this article on new Taylormade golf equipment useful and informative, if so kindly leave a comment below.

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Golf’s Trouble Shots – A Video Tutorial

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Introduction

Every one want’s to have a perfect golf swing and it takes a lot of practice to achieve this goal. Even, though you think you have acquired a pretty good golf swing no one is perfect. Even the PGA pro’s who have some of the best, close to perfect golf swings in the world still hit shots that go astray at times. Like I said no one is perfect, not even the pro players on the golf tour.

Of course every time you get on the tee box you want to hit your drive right down the middle of the fairway, or on a par three hit your tee shot right onto the green but things don’t always work out as planned.

Like I have said before there is a lot of mental thought that goes into always hitting a good golf shot. The slightest lack of concentration or focus can cause you to hit a bad golf shot. We are going to focus here on how to approach and play golf’s trouble shots without doing too much damage to your final score.

Playing From Thick Rough

When standing on the tee box your main objective is to hit your drive in the fairway. Unfortunately that does not’t always happen. Most golf courses are designed with first the fairway, then what is called the first cut of rough, this is where the grass is a little longer than the fairway. Usually not too hard to hit from.

Then there is what is called the second cut of rough. This is where the grass is so long sometimes it’s even hard to find your golf ball. Hitting from this rough can be quite challenging.

Often times, depending on how far you are from the green, you may just have to take a more lofted club and just try to advance your ball down the fairway as far as you can. This way you at least have a chance to chip onto the green and save your par, and at worst make a bogey.

Do not try to be a hero and try to hit a 3 or 4 iron or a hybrid club out of this kind of long rough because you will just end up squirting the ball right back in the same rough. Play it safe and swallow your pride. You’re final score will reflect this.

Playing Around a Tree

Once again you hit your drive a little off the mark. You are still in play but in the left or right side of the fairway in the first cut of rough. Say you are like a hundred sixty yards from the green but sixty yards ahead of you there are over hanging branches from a tree. This shot would normally need a six iron to get to the green but a six iron doesn’t have enough loft to get over the branches. What do you do here?

You actually have several options here. Depending on what side of the fairway you are on you could take a lesser club and hit your shot left or right of the branches and then chip up on the green and take your par. Another option would be to hit your shot around the branches and up on the green with a putt for a birdie. In golf terms this is called fade or a draw.

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If, you are a right-handed golfer a fade would be aiming left of your target, the green, set up and aim to the left. On your downswing you would leave your club face open and your shot will start out left and then curve to the right landing on the green.

Again, if you are a right-handed golfer a draw would be aiming right of your target. Set up aiming right of the target and on your downswing you want your club face closed. This will start the ball out to the right and curve to the left and up onto the green.

If, you are a left-handed golf all the above would be opposite. You will have to spend some time on the driving range to perfect these shots but it would be well worth it to have these shots in your arsenal.

The Low Punch Shot

Let’s assume you really hook your drive and it goes way to the left or slice your drive and it goes way to the right into a tree lined area. How would you approach this situation. You have a couple options here. One, you could just punch it out, side ways back to the fairway and have a longer third shot to the green hoping to get it close for a short par putt, but bogey is more likely. Second, you could hit what is called a low punch shot under the trees.

This shot will work perfectly as long as there are no other obstacles beyond the trees and you have a clear look at the green. What you want to do here is take a less lofted club like a four, five or six iron, depending on how low the branches are. Choke down a little on the club and take a nice easy swing with very little follow through. The ball will come out low and hopefully roll up on the green with a putt for a birdie.

Chipping From Hardpan

Now and then, especially in fall and winter you will come across a shot where your ball land in an area of the golf course that is called hard pan. This is a situation where the ground under your ball is hard as a rock. This could be a very difficult shot if you don’t know how to execute it properly.

Most golfers have a tendency to grab their sand wedge or their lob wedge to execute this shot. The fact of the matter is that the exact opposite is the case. What you want to do here is take like your eight iron, nine iron or even your pitching wedge. The more lofted wedges have to sharp an edge and will tend to dig into the ground, thus chunking the shot.

Take your less lofted club and choke down on the grip a little, about an inch. Setup with the ball in the middle of your stance. You want little wrist action with this shot so I actually use my putting grip. Now just bring the club back and then through using mostly your body. Hitting it like a putt and let it roll out to the hole.

Trouble Bunker Shots

Many golf courses have sand traps/bunkers all over the place. Most times they are around the area of the greens, although some may be found in the fairways. No matter where they are chances are that during a round of golf you are going to find yourself in one of them.

The thing is you will rarely find yourself in a perfectly flat lie in the bunker. There are many awkward bunker shots you may come in contact with. Some being:

  • An uphill lie
  • A downhill lie
  • Ball below your feet lie
  • Ball above your feet lie
  • Ball up against the lip of the bunker

Each one of these situations require different setups, ball positions and swings to pull these different shots off. Check out the video below to learn how to practice and perfect these different bunker shots.

 

The Backhanded Golf Shot

Say you are a right-handed golfer and you hit your drive or iron shot off-line and it comes to rest up against the right side of a tree. What do you do here? Well, you have two options here, if your are very athletic and have ever practiced hitting golf balls left-handed, you could grab your least lofted club, say a four iron, take a left-handed stance and with the back side of the club and try to advance the ball as far as possible, thus giving you a chance to save par.

Second, Once again, if your a right-handed golfer, say your ball comes to rest on the right edge of a deep bunker and you cannot stand in the bunker to make this shot effectively, what you can do here is make a backhanded golf shot. What you want to do here is turn and face the opposite way you want your shot to go, now with your club in your right hand with the face of the club facing the target brace your right shoulder with your left hand. Now take a few practice swipes and then strike the ball popping it on the green. This technique can also be used with the tree scenario above.

 

I hope you have learnt and have enjoyed these video tutorials on golf’s trouble shots as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. Remember, if you want to perfect any of these trouble shots you need to hit the driving range or your local course and practice them because practice makes great because no one is perfect.

Once again if you have enjoyed this article and have any questions concerning it please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Golf Resort Vacation Packages

So you have been playing golf all summer with your buddies either playing at your country club and all the other local golf courses in your area and you are looking for a change. Especially if you live in the north or northeast part of the country where the weather is going to start getting colder.

Maybe it might be time for you to start thinking about planning a little golf vacation with your golf partners to a nice warm climate to get away and have some fun golfing. since,the emergence of Tiger Woods on the golf scene nearly twenty years ago golf is on a huge upswing.

More and more golf courses are being designed and built all over the world. To date there are over one hundred thousand golf courses all around the world with more being built every day.

Planning a Golf Vacation

With this huge emergence of golf courses and golf resorts it is an optimum time to plan your golf resort vacation package. There is more competition now than there ever has been, golf resorts are just begging for you to come to their golf resort for your golf resort vacation package. It is a premium time to plan your golf trip.

Most golf resorts want to accommodate you with a great golf vacation experience for everyone, whether you are an experienced golfer or a weekend duffer but some maybe some resorts not so much.

This where you have to do your due diligence and do as much research you can on any resort that you plan to vacation at. There are many things to take into consideration when planning your trip. Does the resort:

  1. Have the amenities you are looking for, pool, spa, etc.
  2. Are golf fees and cart included
  3. How many rounds of golf are included
  4. If the resort does not have an on site golf course do they offer transportation to and from the courses
  5. Do they offer a continental breakfast every day you are there.
  6. Are any dinners included

Another thing you will need before booking your trip is how many of you are actually going on your trip. Most of the time golf is played in foursomes, so planning your trip should consist of four or eight players. I think eight is perfect for an enjoyable golf adventure.

And one more thing is to be sure you book your trip well in advance of when you would like to travel. The reason for this is you can get the best tee times available on any given course thus giving you the rest of the day to enjoy the other amenities that the resort offers.

The Best Discount golf Vacations

Most of the best discount golf packages will normally include air fare along with ground transportation from the airport to the resort you are staying at. Make sure they offer the best services you can get. Just because you are getting a cheap deal on your vacation package does not mean that you have to stay at a cheap hotel.

Even though discounted, you should receive many freebies, including full service concierge, green fees, cart and or a caddie, transportation, group outings or tours, so once again do your research on what is available for the best golf resort vacation package.

Are You Bringing Your Own Golf Clubs?

I would think that most golfers whether you are a beginner novice golfer or an experienced golfer I’m sure you would want to have your own golf clubs, otherwise you will have to take your chances with rental golf clubs from the resort that may not be up to your standards or be just be inappropriate for you. Not having your own clubs could put a damper on your entire golf vacation adventure.

If you are planning to bring your own clubs on your golf trip there are some things you will have to take into consideration in doing so. For one thing you will not be able to take your clubs on the airplane with you so you will need a golf travel bag.

The last thing you need to happen is to have your clubs ruined by airport luggage handlers, you know have they throw luggage around, so be sure you get a good one. A good golf travel bag will accommodate your golf clubs, your golf shoes and a few dozen golf balls.

A Golf Family Vacation

With the popularity of golf in general and especially the success of the LPGA, the ladies professional golf association golf has become just as popular with women as well. With organizations like The First Tee, more and more children are now learning the game of golf as well.

This leads to a perfect scenario for the entire family to plan a golf resort vacation package. Resorts also know how lucrative this can be for their resorts business. Many golf resorts are actually taking huge steps to make the family golf vacation as enjoyable as possible.

Many are offering free golf lessons for children as well. Even besides golf most resorts have many other amenities catering to the whole family. In other words the entire family can enjoy a golf resort vacation package.

Good Golf To You

Robert

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Golf Careers Opportunities – Work in Golf

I’m sure you all know me by now and you know that I am very passionate about the wonderful game of golf. I have been around this great game most of my life. Don’t get me wrong I’m not that good anymore but I still love to hang out at the golf course and enjoy the sheer beauty and camaraderie of being there.

I think so many golfers take for granted what really goes on at any given golf course or country club when they drive in to play their round of golf. The first thing they are thinking of when they arrive at the golf course is how am I going to play today, how is my swing going to be, how is my putting going to be.

They are totally unaware of what is going on around them. They have no idea what is going on behind the scenes of what make’s their day of as enjoyable as possible. This leads me to write this article about the best careers opportunities in the golf game.

What Does Go On ?

Like I said I have been around golf and the golf scene most of my life and it never ceases to amaze how blind golfers can be. Like I have never seen a golfer drive into the golf course and say, wow, look at all those clean golf carts all lined up for us. They pull up to the bag drop area, pop their trunk, put their golf shoes on and go park their car.golf cart

When,they get back their clubs are all loaded up on their golf cart ready to go. Granted most golfers will give the gentleman a tip but not all of them.

I’m not saying that golfers are snobby but a lot of them take for granted what is done for them when they arrive at the golf course.

When,they go in the pro shop to pay their greens fees they totally take the guy or girl behind the counter for granted not realizing he or she is also trying to make their day a pleasant one, When they pull up to the first tee and the starter that tell’s them when they can tee off, totally taken for granted.

Rarely have I seen a golfer stand on the first tee and say, man, the golf course looks just beautiful today. I guess what I’m trying to say is that there are a good deal of golf careers opportunities that most people. Even golfers don’t even realize.

Why Do People Play Golf ?

There is a lot of golfers that really enjoy this great game, some have different reasons than others, some like to get out with their buddies, play a round of golf and throw down a few beers and go back home.

Others play to perfect their swing and try to get their scores as low as possible. Others just play for the fun of just playing the game itself. Going out having a few beers and just having fun.

So that being said, it is surprising to me that when all these people from all walks of life that love this game so much would not think about actually checking into getting into an actual career in this game so much.

They see on a daily basis all the jobs available to them and that’s just what they see with the human eye. There are  a good deal of golf careers behind the scenes you just can’t even imagine.

A Golf Career You Say

Golf today has pretty much become a national phenomenon. Thanks to the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and the likes have created a golf frenzy. High schools all over the country have created golf programs where young kids are getting into the game of golf. If you are good enough you can get a full ride to college just on your golf ability alone.

If you don’t cut it as an actual golfer they offer programs that you can major in, in the golf profession. These can range from a horticulture degree where you can take that to be a groundskeeper on a golf course. You can get an associates degree in golf operations and management. The golf careers opportunities are literally endless.

When most people think about a golf career the first thing they think of is a golf pro and or instructor, he may a great golfer but not great enough to be on the pro tour. Nothing wrong with that, he will probably a great instructor, but the realm of golf careers opportunities go far beyond that.

Turn Your Golf Passion Into A Career

Here are some different golf positions that could be available at any given golf country club:

  • Club Instructor: You would have to be a very skilled player to even apply for this position but you could start as an assistant and work your way up to head instructor.
  • Marketer: If you are educated in marketing most resorts, which are growing in droves are always looking for good marketers to bring people into their resorts
  • Golf course superintendent: If you have a passion for landscaping and maintenance you might want to get a position on the grounds crew of a golf course and after time could turn that into being a lucrative superintendents position

Besides the main positions that I mentioned above there are a good deal of other golf careers positions available that most golfers totally take for granted. Most have no idea what goes into running a golf facility with precision and accuracy.

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  • The grounds crew: These guys have probably been out on the golf course before you even gotten out of bed. If it were not for these guys you would be bitching all day about the course conditions.
  • Food service crew: From the ninth hole concession stand to when you get done your round of golf, who makes it possible for you to have that hot dog and cold beer at the turn or the lunch and cold beers when you are done your round, It’s the food service crew!
  • Chemical Technicians: These are the men and women in charge of fertilizing and keeping the greens and fairways bug and fungus free, who would have thought, so underated
  • Mechanical Engineers: These guys are the one’s that keep all the equipment in tip-top shape for cutting fairways, cutting the rough and rolling the greens.
  • Golf merchandise and sales: When you go in the pro shop because you need a towel or tees or even golf balls, they don’t appear from nowhere, someone has to make sure the shop is always stocked from hats, visors, etc.

In Conclusion

I can go on and on about jobs in the golf industry, I haven’t even touched on human resources, advertising, public relations, photography, the spokes’ person and then there’s the manager that oversees all of this stuff.

So believe me there are so many job positions in the golf industry it will make your head spin. So go out and take advantage of some of these golf careers opportunities.

Good Golf To You

Robert

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