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How to Hit a Golf Ball on a Bad Lie

What could be worse than hitting a perfect drive and you find that it has landed in a divot? Or maybe you have hit your tee shot into the rough, and you have found your ball sitting right in front of a big tuft of grass. Bad lies are part of the game, and you must learn how to deal with them. Here are a few ideas that may keep you from recording those dreadful crooked figures o...

Golf Tips to Swing Hard

Under most circumstances, golfers are urged to swing the club with some restraint. Hitting a ball for distance and keeping it straight is more about mechanics than it is about velocity. However, there are some circumstances when the golfer can unbutton his top button and let it rip as hard as possible.

How to Grip a Golf Club

Of all the things you must learn to play better golf, the grip is the most important. The way you hold the golf club will affect virtually every other part of your swing, because your hands must work as one to hit the ball with both power and accuracy. This article discusses all three grips:- the Vardon grip, or overlapping grip, where you overlap the pinkie of your bottom hand...

How Can I Get More Distance Out of My Driver?

The driver is the most difficult club to hit since it is the longest. The longer the club, the more difficult it is to control. The driver is the club that is meant to strike the ball with the greatest impact and speed. A properly driven ball will have very little backspin, travel on a low trajectory and have extra yardage added after the ball hits the ground. Follow these step...

How to Eliminate a Golf Slice

A persistent golf slice occurs when the ball curves to the right after impact if you are right-handed, and goes left if you are left-handed. When you slice the ball it shows that you are not following the correct swing path. The cause includes a poor grip, an uneven stance and a sloppy golf swing.In order for the golf ball to fly straight, your club head must approach the ball ...

How to Become a Golf Instructor

Becoming a golf pro does not always mean going out on the PGA tour and competing for prize money against the best golfers in the world. Most professional golfers are club pros who spend the bulk of their time running pro shops and giving lessons to inexperienced golfers who are hungry to learn.

Tips to Eliminate Slicing in Golf

Imagine this: Nearly 9 out of 10 amateur golfers have an uncontrollable slice. An outside-in golf swing is usually the culprit, and it is caused most often by an unbalanced swing or a poor grip, although there are other factors. Also, it seems the more you try to control it, the more it controls you. In an attempt to rescue you from the bane of a golfer's existence, here are a ...

How to Buy a Golf Driver

Your golf driver is almost always your most delicate and expensive club. You should not make quick decisions when you buy your driver. Many players like to buy their driver separately from their irons since the driver that comes with a complete golf club set may not be the right driver. You should buy the driver that best matches your swing style and playing level.

How Do You Keep Score in Golf?

Keeping score in golf is relatively simple, but it requires diligence, honesty and a good memory. In most sports, the higher the number in the final score, the better the athlete has performed. In golf, it is just the opposite.

How to Grip the Golf Club

Gripping the golf club is one of the most important facets of the fundamentals of the golf swing. The wrist action resulting from your grip is one of the components of the golf swing which permits you to create power, but have "feel" to your swing as well. Many amateurs neglect focusing on their grips when addressing shortcomings in their golf games, but this can be the true di...

Golf Grip Tips

The golf swing is a complicated, unnatural human motion. There are over thirty things you must be aware of in setting up and moving your body. You can have perfect form in every part of the golf swing, but if you don't grip the club properly, you will deny your swing its full power and will not strike the ball with maximum impact.

How to Improve a Golf Short Game

Golfers quickly learn that the key to scoring well is doing a good job in the short game. Golfers can learn how to drive the ball and hit their long clubs in relatively short order. However, the short game is always evolving and golfers can improve this area of play throughout their career. The short game involves the nine-iron, pitching wedge, sand wedge and the putter. Some p...

How to Play Stroke Play

Stroke play (also called medal play) is based on individual performance and is the scoring basis for establishing individual handicaps. In stroke play, a player is called a competitor. Stroke play can be scored on the basis of gross or net scores.- Gross score is the competitor's actual score.- Net score is the competitor's score after the gross score has been adjusted for the ...

Cures for Slicing the Golf Ball

Golf is supposed to be a fun and relaxing game enjoyed by players who exhibit exemplary sportsmanship on the course as well as strong decorum. However, that idea is often put to rest when listening to a golfer who has just sliced a shot from the tee into the water hazard or trees on the right. The slice is one of the most common golfing errors, particularly among high-handicapp...

How to Hit a Golf Ball With a Driver

Hitting a golf ball with a driver is difficult but vital in learning the game of golf. Hitting a driver off the tee on a par 4 or par 5 hole is standard procedure for all competitive golfers. The driver is the club that gives the golfer the most distance and that makes the next shot easier, as long as the driver is hit correctly and ball flies straight.

5 Things You Need To Know About Driving In Golf

The driver is not the most important club in your golf bag. While you may decide to use it on 14 out of the 18 holes on the golf course, you can recover with other clubs if you made a poor shot and it's your short game that usually determines your scoring. However, your driver helps you start your round of golf and most holes in it. It helps set the tone for your round, and you...

How to Drive a Golf Ball Straight

Few things in life match the joy of hitting a golf ball right down the middle of the fairway, without having it hook or slice. Such a shot will not only be satisfying, but it will lead to lower scores--particularly as new courses are being built with longer yardage and narrower fairways. If you can manage to hit your tee shots both straight AND long, you will have shorter appro...

How to Hit From the Sand

Drilling a golf ball into a bunker would normally strike terror into the hearts of many amateur golfers. Oddly enough, the bunker shot is one of the most forgiving strokes in golf. By learning a few simple steps on how to hit from the sand, you can successfully escape from a bunker with confidence. These rules are appropriate for standard green-side bunkers rather than fairway ...

5 Things You Need To Know About Chipping In Golf

The chip shot may appear deceptively easy since there are not a lot of steps to the swing mechanics of a chip. What is there to know and practice? You bring your club 1 to 2 feet back and hit the ball, right? Golfers who think this way often chip the golf ball from one end of the green to the other. A chip shot does not require much physical ability, but it does require practic...

The Dance of Golf

Footwork, believe it or not, is important in the golf swing. Sure, you are hitting the ball with the club, the arms and the hands. But the power and timing is controlled by the lower body, and that means the feet. Thinking about the swing from the ground up is a great way to improve all aspects of one's golf swing.

How to Hold a Golf Club

It all starts with the grip. If you want to play golf and enjoy the game, the first thing you need to know is how to hold the club properly. Knowing how to hold the club the right way won't make you a successful golfer by itself, but not knowing will almost certainly assure that you will have many frustrating days on the golf course. Learn to grip the club the correct way and y...

How to Use Lob Wedge

The lob wedge is used when you need to hit a ball high or have it stop quickly on the green. The normal loft of the club is typically between 58 and 64 degrees. Depending on the amount of bounce that your lob wedge has, it can be used from varying locations on the course. If the club has a high bounce (think the look of your traditional sand wedge) it can be used in the rough o...

The Proper Way to Hit a Golf Ball

Of the millions of people who play golf, there are fewer than 500 of them who make a decent living playing the game professionally. The chances of our becoming touring professionals are not very high, so most of us will play the game for enjoyment, and that starts with learning the proper way to hit a golf ball. The game of golf is said to be 80 percent mental and only 20 perce...

What Are the Health Benefits of Golf?

Popular wisdom says that golf is a game for the old and infirm, and that even if your waistline is 40-plus or higher, you can play the game well. Nobody is going to make the case that golf provides the same benefits as 2 hours of full-court basketball, but it is an outstanding health-related activity for those who are willing to walk 18 holes.


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