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San Diego Hotels Near the Convention Center

San Diego is home to several different attractions and venues. One the most popular and often used venues is the San Diego Convention Center. The Horton Grand Hotel, Manchester Grand Hyatt and Bristol Hotel are all located within a mile of of the...

Restaurants in Old Town, Sacramento

Sacramento, California, is home to nine golf courses, most of which are open to the public. But when you've finished improving your handicap, you might want to get a bite to eat. Fortunately, if you're moseying down the cobbled streets of the O...

Golf Handicap Formula for 9 Hole Rounds

Many golf leagues have nine-hole competitions, either because there is a time limit, such as those set by after-work leagues, or because the participants want to play only half a round.

How to Find the Value of a 1992 Masters Golf Tournament Pin

Most golf enthusiasts own a collection of tournament pins, and on occasion they may want to know the market value of their rare sports memorabilia. This will help determine a dollar amount should the holder decide to sell the item to another golf...

What Is a Handicap in Golf?

The handicap is a measure of a golfer's average score above par. On a golf course with a par of 72, a golfer who regularly shoots around 72 is a par or "scratch" golfer with a zero handicap.

How to Calculate a USGA Handicap

The handicap system in golf is used with specific arithmetic formulas to approximate how many strokes more than par a player should be able to play during a round. It's the same system the United States Golf Association uses for golfers to figure...

Improving Your Golf Swing

Improving your golf swing cannot be solved with just one technique. Implementing multiple techniques into your golf game such as stance, locating your sweet spot, perfecting your grip as well as utilizing the assistance of golf aids are the best ...

How to Start Playing Golf

How to Start Playing Golf. So you've been bitten by the golfing bug. Maybe you saw Tiger Woods grind out the U.S. Open title, or perhaps it was the play of Lorena Ochoa that inspired you. Maybe you just got sick and tired of hearing your brother ...

How to Improve Your Golf Swing

No matter how long you play golf, improving your swing should always be one of your goals. The top professional golfers in the world are constantly working on or tinkering with their swings to make them better. All you need will be your golf club...

How to Hit a Golf Ball Straight

One of the quickest ways to improve your golf score is to hit the golf ball straight. You will hit more fairways and lower your golf score. Understanding a few basic principles of physics as they apply to golf, can help you to modify your golf s...

How to Hit a Golf Ball

How to Hit a Golf Ball. It seems like child's play, but golf is one of the most difficult games to master. The speed of the club head making impact with the ball determines where the ball will go. Hitting a golf ball straight and true has nothing...

Business Golf Etiquette

The business of business golf etiquette is a delicate one. Whether you're playing with a coworker who is a good friend or an intimidating boss, you want to enjoy the experience while still maintaining a relaxed and professional relationship.

About Golf Swing Lessons

Golfers--and those seeking to become golfers--can benefit from golf swing lessons from a qualified professional. By learning and practicing under the watchful eye of a competent instructor, golfers can master the game much more quickly than on th...

Sun Stroke Symptoms

Sunstroke, also called heat stroke or hyperthermia, is a dangerous condition in which a person's body temperature reaches or exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Sunstroke brings on symptoms that have the potential to cause serious brain damage and ev...

Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Kids

Kids often times are introduced to golf at a young age. In some cases, they are on the course or driving range as soon as they are old enough to swing a club. Since golf is played outside in the sun, heat exhaustion is a risk. That is particularl...

Define Golf Slice

A golf slice is a direction the ball travels after the club head has made impact. The sliced shot--one where the ball curves severely to the right for a right-handed golfer--is a common shot made by most beginner golfers.

How to Grip Golf Clubs

The first things most golfers learn is how to grip a club correctly. Gripping the club the right way will not insure that you learn how to hit a golf club the right way, but holding it the wrong will almost certainly mean that you won't hit the b...

Why Offset Golf Clubs?

Offset golf clubs can help a golfer hit the ball more effectively off the tee or the fairway. The main feature of the offset club is that it is set back from the shaft. This allows the golfer more time to have the club head make square impact wit...

The Importance of Balance in a Golf Swing

In golf, every part of the swing is dependent on the one that preceded it. Golfers want to have a cohesive and repeatable swing that goes smoothly from one step to the other. In order to do this, the golfer must be balance and confident at all st...

How to Swing a Golf Club

Golf can be an intimidating game when you are just starting out to play. One of the biggest issues is figuring out how to swing the club. Unlike baseball or tennis, you are not hitting a moving object. As a result, it should be fairly simple to m...

How to Hit With a Golf Driver

The driver is one of the most important clubs in your golf bag. It sets the tone for the round of golf you are about to play. Hit your first drive of the day well and you go on to your next shot with confidence. Hit it poorly and anxiety might ta...

How to Read a Golf Score

Reading a golf score can be complicated when you look at a scorecard. While the activity of writing down the score for each golfer in a foursome on a scorecard is relatively simple, there are other numbers on the scorecard -- including the indivi...

How to Fill in a Golf Score Card

Learning how to keep score in golf is a relatively easy chore, but one that should not be taken lightly. Filling in a scorecard is a big responsibility in any match or tournament, because you will have the responsibility of keeping the official s...

How to Hit a Golf Ball Correctly

Learning to hit the golf ball correctly is the first thing any golfer should try to learn once he understands how to hold a club and address the ball. Most new golfers are excited by the idea of hitting a golf ball 200 yards or more, so their des...

How Can I Improve My Golf Swing?

One of the keys to the game of golf is that it is a very fluid experience. Your game is always changing and evolving. The best golfers realize this and are constantly making changes and tinkering with their swing in order to show improvement on t...

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