Beginners

How Long Does it Take to Golf 18 Holes?

The speed of a round of golf depends on the skill of the player, the traffic of the course, the size of the course, the size of the group and the mode of moving around the course. Golfing 18 holes averages around four hours for a foursome of aver...


Playing Golf with Your Child

Golf is a great sport that can be played throughout your life. If your child has expressed an interest in the sport, there are a few facts to consider.

Golf: How to Swing

The basic golf swing is a simple movement, but somehow we complicate the simplicity of the golf swing by adding too many swing thoughts and mechanics. Basically, your downswing should mirror your backswing, followed by a full finish. There are a ...

Driving Range Safety Tips

The driving range should be a part of nearly every golfer's weekly routine. One or two trips to the driving range should be on the schedule even when you are playing two or more times a week. Going to the driving range gives the golfer an opportu...

Driving Range Tips for Beginners

It is common to see both beginner and seasoned golfers head to the practice range and immediately haul out the driver in an effort to pound the ball as hard and as far as possible, giving little thought to swing technique or structure to the prac...

What to Bring to a Driving Range

The driving range is a place where many serious and leisure golfers go to release some tension, practice their driving ability or to just simply spend their idle time. Many driving ranges have an array of clubs, balls and other equipment that pat...

History of Professional Golf

Golf as a sport has been played since long before the Middle Ages. The history of the game dates back to Roman times when sticks were used to hit small stones. The game evolved during the Middle Ages in Europe and the game as we know it today was...

The Golf Swing Technique

Learning the proper technique for your golf swing is the key to a lifetime of enjoyment playing golf. From time to time, you may see a golfer with an awkward or herky-jerky swing who manages to keep the ball in the fairway and score fairly well. ...

How to Build Your Own Putting Green

If you are looking to improve your shot or teach a child how to putt, you can build your own putting green with just a little space in a yard. Building a putting green is not hard to do and does not require a lot of construction knowledge. Everyt...

What Must Happen in a Golf Swing?

Your golf swing is the most important aspect of the game. A good swing will determine where your ball lands and how far it will go. Picking the right club, whether it is a hybrid, driver or putter, is only one step in the process of making a go...

What They Teach You in Golf School

Several golfers get their start playing in golf school. Golf is not an easy sport to get down. The equipment is important, but it's especially important the golfer knows what he's doing. As such, a quality golf school is important to find.

Golf Driving Range Safety

The driving range is a perfect place to practice your golfing skills and the last place you think would be a dangerous location for something as simple as hitting golf balls. Always practice golf safety and be aware of your surroundings.

How to Bounce a Golf Ball On Your Club

The Tiger Woods trick shot was brought into the mainstream thanks to a Nike commercial in which he juggles, or bounces, a golf ball on a wedge, does some fancy maneuvers and then hits the ball, swinging almost as if it were a baseball bat. Let's ...

How Much Does it Cost to Play Golf?

Despite its reputation as a club sport exclusive to the rich, golf is a sport that anybody can enjoy. You don't need much money or equipment to go from the practice range to the real fairways and greens of a local course. All you need is some bas...

What Are the Golf Swing Fundamentals?

Golf swing fundamentals all start with the basic techniques that set you up for a great swing and a solid shot. If you find your golf swing going awry, always come back to the fundamentals to get you back on track.

Golf Tips on Swinging a Wood

When playing golf, learning to swing a wood with consistency takes some time. Swinging a driver, a 3-wood or a 5-wood tests a golfer's skill and his mental makeup. The wood clubs are the ones that hit the ball with the most golfer and only the mo...

Golf Swing Tips for Beginners

The new golfer is often overwhelmed with everything that is required when taking up the game of golf. The golf swing may look easy when you see a top pro hit a ball on television, but the golfer quickly learns it is anything but simple. How to st...

Tips for a Golf Swing

Golfers are always looking for tips that can help them build a better swing and lower their golf score. Sometime the tips are obvious and other times they are a bit more complicated. A golfer may be concentrating so much on completing his hip tur...

Differences Between Wedges

The short game probably is the most important factor when it comes to improving your golf score. Learning the finer points of playing around the green can help a golfer break 90, 85 or 80 depending on what level he is at. The pitching wedge, gap ...

What Clubs to Use When Playing Golf

Once a golfer has decided that the game has a great appeal and he is going to make it part of his lifestyle, a lot of decisions have to be made. One of those decisions concerns the clubs the golfer will use when playing golf. A new golfer does no...

Pitching Wedge Techniques

The pitching wedge is one of the most important clubs a golfer can learn to use. While building a repeatable swing is probably the most important factor when it comes to playing the game for a lifetime's worth of enjoyment, learning how to play t...

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...

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...

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.

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