Get Your Groove On

Most amateur golfers won’t be spending a lot of money on new clubs every year. Instead we find a set we like and use them for several years before upgrading.

During that time however, it can be noticeable that you’ll start to get a lack of performance from your clubs. You may put this down to your game not being quite in the groove.

However, if you are experiencing a lack of control with your approach shots into the green in particular, then you may need to get your grooves checked out.

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Will The Rio Olympic Golf Tournament Turn Into a Farce?

Here’s a hypothetical question for you. Let’s say you are a country competing at the Rio Olympics and you have a prestige event, such as the 100m sprint. Each country participating in this event has been allowed to select just three members to compete in the event.

 

However, due to the fact that Jamaica has a surfeit of hugely talented sprinters, the IOC in its wisdom decides that seeing as Jamaica are just so darn good at sprinting, they can have six competitors. Double the amount of every other team.

Is that fair to all the other teams taking part?

 

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Is Footgolf the game of the future?

Take the basic elements of golf, but imagine propelling a football into a much larger hole with your foot, rather than a golfball with a club.

In a nutshell, you have footgolf. A hybrid game which brings golf to a brand new demographic and which utilises a completely different set of skills.

 

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The nights are drawing in, the weather is turning a little colder and more unpredictable and soon, it will be genuine winter golf time. If you are in part of the world where golf is still possible and your courses aren’t transformed into snowy wastelands, or rain-soaked puddles of mud, then fortunately you can still enjoy some winter golf.

 

For many people though, winter golf means a time to hit the range and practise some of the many mistakes that they have noticed throughout the year that seems to be a problem within their golf game.

However, so many problems out on the course, and I speak from long and painful experience, comes from the simple fact that you don’t really know how far you hit each club, nor the difference in distance between each club.

 

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Royal and Ancient Golf Club Decision to Allow Female Members is a Sign Of Progress That Should Not Be Needed

The news that the previously fiercely all-male Royal and Ancient Golf Club had decided by a mandate of 85% of its 2,400 members, to allow female members for the first time in its 260-year history was a historic moment in golf.

It is therefore something of a shame that this important moment for golfing equality was somewhat lost in the hype that surrounded the 2014 Ryder Cup, that started the day after the R&A made public their announcement to allow women members.

 

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Pre-Shot Routines – The Perfect Way To Make Great Golfers Look Silly

One of the key skills a golf pro will try to get across to a learner player is the importance of having a simple pre-shot routine to follow before you hit every shot.

Yet, when you see what the likes of Keegan Bradley does on his pre-shot routine, is this really a help to the golfer?

Or do you suspect, as I do, that it is an elaborate move by Bradley to lull his playing partner to sleep and thus take the victory?

 

 

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The Golfers Library - 10 Golfing Books You Should Have On Your Shelves

You may not think of golfers as a particularly literary bunch, but over the years there have been some magnificent tomes written about this marvellous game.
Whether it is biographies of the great and good, books about golfing strategy or psychology or about individual golfing tournaments or performances, there’s a lot of top notch golfing books out there.

So whether you are still a fan of flipping the pages of the latest tome, or you are more techno-savvy and prefer to do your reading on your Kindle, iPad or similar, here, in no particular order, are ten of the best golf books you should have in your library.

 

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