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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Why Mickelson’s Azinger v Watson Rant Overlooks One Vital Ingredient

When it comes to two U.S. golfers most well liked in Europe, you’ll be hard pushed to find two more popular than Tom Watson or Phil Mickelson. Renowned for their friendly nature and good humour, as well as outstanding success around the world, both enjoy a superb reputation both at home and across the globe.

Which is why Phil Mickelson’s thinly veiled attack on Tom Watson’s man-management technique following the United States Ryder Cup defeat was so surprising.

 

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What You Should Know About Golf Insurance

Watch TV for long enough and soon you’ll come across an advertisement for a law firm seeking to recover you damages for personal injury claims, excessive bank charges or similar. You may feel golf is free from these somewhat invasive practices, but the fact of the matter is, golf compensation claims are very much on the rise.

 

In 2011 Manchester golfer Anthony Phee was awarded £400,000 in damages after he was hit in the eye by a golf ball while enjoying a round with friends in Scotland. The player who hit the shot, James Gordon, was found 70% responsible by the court, with the course 30% responsible. Sadly Mr Phee lost an eye through the incident, which would explain the size of the award.

 

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The COMPLETE warm-up with THINQ Golf

How many of you out there have a solid warm up routine that gets you ready to play every time you go out?

 

Maybe you do and maybe you don’t, but I’m guessing that even if you do, you’re still falling short of being fully prepared for the round.

 

Most of us warm up with a couple stretches before a few shots with each of our favorite clubs; usually ending with the driver in a desperate attempt to get a good feeling to take to the first tee. That seems like a harmless scenario…but, does it even come close to accomplishing the goal of a warm up? No. It’s not even close. Truth is…hardly anyone comes close.

 

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Don’t be backward coming Fore-ward

During Paraguayan BMW International Champion Fabrizio Zanotti suffered a stroke of misfortune when playing at the KLM Dutch Open. While Zanotti was playing the 16th hole, Alexandre Kaleka teed off on the 14th, but hit a poor shot sending the ball miles off course.

 

Kaleka, it is believed, didn’t shout “fore” and unfortunately, his ball thumped into the head of Zanotti who was totally unprepared for the incident.

 

 

 

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golf shot decision

For the typical club golfer, the hole in one is something that is both revered and feared. It is revered as it is an all-too fleeting moment of golfing perfection, when you take aim at a hole 100+ yards distance and then through skill and luck in varying amounts, manage to land the ball at the bottom of the cup.

 

The elation, and sadly I am yet to experience it, when achieving a hole-in-one must be immense. Indeed my brother has said that if he ever achieves it, he will give up golf on the spot as he’s achieved perfection and the only way afterwards is down.  That elation is short-lived however as with it comes the realisation that you are facing a pretty hefty bar bill back at the 19th hole!

 

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