‘Cool’ is the word of the day on this edition of the Gear Of The Week show as Dan Parker, Neil Tappin and Sam De’Ath discuss some of the weird and wonderful golf products they saw at last month’s PGA Show in Orlando. From headcovers and shoes to apparel and remote trolleys there were a lot of equipment launches you may have missed this year…
01:34 LA Golf
04:27 Headcovers & Ball Markers
13:21 Bridgestone e9
19:07 Big Brands
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Use These Tips To Help Your Game
Hitting the links is something that millions of people around the world enjoy doing. There’s nothing quite like stepping out onto a golf course on a Sunday afternoon. With the sun in your hair and the wind at your back, the world truly feels like your oyster. Don’t get out there and shank it up, though. Use these tips to work on your game.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf, is to always replace your divots. This is important, because it is a widely accepted action that helps to maintain a good functioning course and also maintains the aesthetics of it. All it takes is for you to pick up the divot, return it to the spot that it came from and finally, push down firmly with your foot.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you follow your ball after you hit it. This is extremely important so that you do not waste time by looking for your ball. If you have trouble tracking your shots, you may ask somebody else in your party to assist you in locating your shots.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you always take the wind speed and direction into consideration. This is important because the wind can cause your ball to carry quite a bit in either a positive or negative way. Use the wind to your advantage when able to.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to be sure that you are a positive role model on the course when it comes to sportsmanship. This will say a lot about your character and help to build up the relationship with whoever you are playing with. Never let competitiveness get in the way of friendship.
If you need to make a longer than normal bunker shot, try taking a nine iron instead of a sand wedge. By taking a nine iron you increase the distance you are able to carry the ball out of the sand and decrease the likelihood that you will skull the ball by taking a sand wedge and swinging too hard.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to never throw your clubs. This is important not only because of the distraction you may cause for other players and the lack of sportsmanship you will display, but also because you run the risk of damaging the grip, head or shaft of your clubs.
Make sure you build on your failures when putting. Paying attention to what happens with your ball on the first putt is important so you can determine how to approach the next putt more accurately.
Once you have taught yourself to consistently hit the ball, next is to get your swing down. Think of the club as the pendulum in a grandfather clock. Practice swinging your club from side so side as if it was the pendulum in a grandfather clock. Then, swing your club all the way around as if the pendulum was allowed to complete the circle. Did it feel tight when you lifted the club above your head? Then you are forcing it. The club should swing all the way around as if it were almost effortless, without being tight. Once it feels right, this is the circle of motion that you should work within when swinging your club.
In sand traps, you cannot put the head of the club down in the sand before you hit the ball. Is it really dug in? Well then you probably want to have the ball closer to your back foot in your stance, this will help you to get under the ball.
Understanding that quality is more important than quantity when playing golf is essential. It is not how hard you hit the ball; but rather where the ball is hit on the club that is important. Try to establish proper mechanics if you desire to improve your game.
Just because you like to play golf doesn’t mean you’re good at it. However, most people who play actually want to be good; maybe not a pro-level golfer, but at least good enough to stay off the cart path and out of the water. These tips can help you fine-tune your game, so make sure you use them.