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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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

Robert

 

 

 

 

 

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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 little 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

I 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, you tube 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 you 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 Your golf bagautomatically 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

Robert

 

 

 

 

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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.

Many golf courses are also making their courses more and more senior senior couple playing golffriendly 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.

 

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 Ups

Whether you are playing football, baseball,basketball or any sport for that senior golf couplemater 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.

Good Golf To You

Robert


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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 Simple

Most golfers when they hit the ball into a sand trap their first reaction is oh crap how do I get out of here, there goes my round. So what if you were to hit in the trap and then just stroll up to your ball take a nice easy swing and watch the ball float on up on to the green.

The most important element of hitting a sand shot is technique, the first golf sand shotrule being keeping your body very still, there should be little movement in your body. One of the biggest mistake golfers make when trying to get out of a sand trap is they try to scoop the ball out instead of hitting down behind the ball with a full swing which will cause the ball to be actually pushed out by the sand. Your club should never even come in contact with the ball.

Did you ever think of why the club is called a sand wedge? because it is designed to do the work for you. So get started by taking your stance in the sand shuffle your feet a little to get them set in the sand because of doing this you will want to choke down on the club a little to make up for your feet sinking a little, now open the club face a little and then take your grip, very important.

Be sure the ball is in the middle of you stance. Now be sure your weight is on your front foot, take a 3/4″ swing back and a 3/4″ threw the ball. You want to hit the sand about two inches behind the ball and it will pop out onto the green. Practice this technique until you get it down pat and then you can experiment with different kinds of lies in the sand. Hope this helps your sand game.

 

Chipping Like the Pros

Chipping around the greens can sometimes can actually be more difficult than the sand shot. Around the greens can have all different lengths of grass making you have to be much more imaginative. One of the main factors in chipping well is the back of your left-hand if you are a right-handed golfer. A lot of golfers I see chipping is the same thing they do in the sand trap,they try to flip the right hand under leading to sculled chips or the club just sliding under the ball.

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

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

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

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

 

The Flop Shot

One of the hardest golf short game lessons is the flop shot. It can also be one the most fun shots in golf. It is not very often in a round of golf where you actually need to use the flop shot but it is a great arsenal to have in your bag. I’ll start with what is a flop shot? A flop shot is usually when you need to get the ball up high very quickly and have it lands softly hopefully near the hole.

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

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

 

How to Make a Putt When You Have toputting

The best way for the average golfer to lower their scores is to improve their putting. So how do you become a better putter? Stand comfortably over the ball using light grip pressure and your weight slighting on your front foot, your hands should be over the ball if not slightly forward of the ball.Do not keep your hands behind the ball, this will lead to a lot of miss hits.

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

 

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

Robert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 3 kids golfingin 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.

Kids Playing Golf – Lessons?

So  yea, if your 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.

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Best Golf Fitness Exercises

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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.

 

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, golf stretchyou 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 stretch for 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

 

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.

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Basic Golf Tips for Beginners – Practice,Practice

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

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

Basic Golf Tip – The Driver

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

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

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

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Basic Golf Tips – Your Irons

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

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

Loft determines how high and how far each iron will make the ball travel. The lower the number iron you use the lower and farther the ball will travel, the higher number iron you use the higher and shorter the ball will travel. Once again the best way to determine this information is going to the driving range and go all through your golf bag which each club and find out how high and far you can hit each club. Taking the time to learn this will most certainly help to improve your golf game.

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

Basic Golf Tips – The Short Game

OK, so now we get close to the green and this is where your short game really comes into play. The short game brings into play your wedges in your bag, your pitching wedge, your sand wedge and your lob wedge. Your wedges will come into play when you are say 50 yards from the green and closer. It can be from the fairway, or from a sand trap or from the rough somewhere around the green.

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

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

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

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

Basic Golf Tips – Putting

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

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

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

I just get it re gripped when needed. Another beautiful thing about putting is that you can practice it anywhere.You can practice at the office, at home on your carpet, or free at your local course.I’m not going to get in to technique here because everyone is different, I will just add that if you don’t hit it hard enough to reach the hole you will never get it in the hole.putters

 

Final Thoughts

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

Practice, Practice,Practice

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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 for you, you can turn your bad habits into good ones thus creating a simple golf swing to hit it straighter and farther.

 

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.The golf grip

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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