We’ve got loads of new releases to cover in this week’s Gear Of The Week show with the new Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x, Wilson Dynapower, Mizuno ST 230 woods, and Cobra King Tec Hybrid all covered by Dan Parker, Neil Tappin and Sam De’Ath. As ever, if you have any questions for the team please let us know in the comments section, and enjoy the show!
00:00 Intro & Quiz
06:39 Titleist 2023 ProV1 & ProV1x
12:12 Wilson Dynapower
15:08 Mizuno ST 230
22:27 Cobra King Tec Hybrid
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Tips And Strategies In Golf From The Pros
Golfing is a relaxing and fun sport to undertake. You don’t have to be wealthy to be a golfer, all you need is a set of clubs and a place to play. There are also driving ranges to practice your skills. People enjoy golfing because it takes their mind off of their every day problems.
Balance is the key to a good golf game. If you only focus on your stroke, and forget about your form, you’ll never play a great game. Take some time to focus on how you’re standing, to practice balancing on one foot even, and to get a feel for what proper form feels like. Your game will thank you.
For increased power in your golf swing, focus on involving your whole body in the swing. Beginning golfers often assume that the swing is all in the arms, but if you use only the strength in your arms, then your drives will literally come up short. Put the momentum of your whole body behind every swing for maximum distance.
When beginning to learn how to golf, focus on the drive. The drive will put you in a good position either for a putt, or a second shot then a putt. If you can’t get it close to the fairway on your drive, your drive needs work. Having a good drive can lower your score tremendously.
If you are going to be golfing for fun make sure to spend plenty of time at the driving range. As the old saying goes, practice makes perfect. a bucket of balls usually isn’t very expensive at about ten dollars, so nothing should stop you from going every so often to practice on a bucket at the range.
A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you do not even attempt to play a round of golf on a course until you are at least competent at hitting the ball. This is important because you will save yourself much frustration and embarrassment by doing so.
There is a “sweet spot” on every golf club, which is where you always want to hit the ball to get the best accuracy. Practice with these clubs to make sure you know where your sweet spot is and how to hit it each time.
When playing a game of golf you should be sure that you have either a ball marker or a coin to mark your ball’s position when multiple people are putting on the green. The same “furthest away goes first” rule applies to putting, and you want to make sure that your ball is not an obstacle for other players.
When golfing with a wind, a common mistake is to simply hit the ball harder, which creates more spin and propels the ball upwards into more wind. Instead, hit it lower– adjust your stance so the ball is back further than normal, and use a longer club. This gives you a good, solid, low hit under the wind.
Remember, accuracy is so much more important than power, this is why some 80 year-olds can out drive 20 year-olds. Practice with hitting the ball consistently in almost the same spot on the club. This is easy to say or instruct but difficult to do. Simply apply some chap-stick or vaseline to the head of your club and swing. The ball will leave an imprint on the club showing you where the ball was struck. However, don’t use this during a game with friends as this could be considered cheating in a game because it also corrects slices.
Is the wind blustering heavily? Is it moving your ball too much? Well, it may be better if you make the ball stay low to the ground. You can easily do this. First, the lower the number the club, the less loft you will get with that club. Secondly, if you close your club face you will decreases the angle and the loft. Careful though! Closing your club face can also cause you to slice the ball.
Rich or poor, golf is a great sport to take up. With practice and dedication, you may even be able to become a pro at it. Some people just do it for fun too, so don’t worry too much if you’re not at the skill level of a pro golfer, but you could be with enough practice!