Top Tips to Prepare Yourself For The Summer Golf Season

Golfers are generally hardy souls and there are a number in our ranks that will play whatever the weather, come rain, wind or shine all year round. These dedicated souls are the ones you see out on the course, brollies in hand in the middle of December, still cheerful and still enjoying the game.

Yet there is also a significant number of golfers who do put the clubs away for the winter. Some take a break because they don’t like playing in the poorer weather, or for others in cooler climes weather conditions make it impossible for play.

If this is you, then you’ll know that it is around this time of the year as the days start to get longer, that we first think about dragging the clubs out and heading back out onto the course when the spring weather arrives.

 

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None, One or Two? The Golf Glove Dilemma

Fred Couples, Corey Pavin, Lucas Glover and Tommy Gainey (below). Four golfers and each of them is part of a somewhat select and unusual club.

They are golfers that do not use a single lead-hand golf glove to play a round of golf.

 

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Top 10 Funniest Golf Videos

There’s always something to enjoy in a game of golf. Usually it is because of a players excellence or brilliance that we are brought to our feet to applaud, but occasionally the game gives us some other moments that we won’t forget.

Unfortunately for some, these moments may not be planned or scripted, but are often some of the funniest things you’ll see on a golf course.

So with that in mind, here’s ten of the funniest and certainly most unusual golf videos that we’ve seen over the years.

Rory-McIlroy sleeping mouth open

 

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Lots of Love for Clarke’s Ryder Cup Appointment

Barely a few months after Europe tastes Ryder Cup victory once again at the 2014 tournament at Gleneagles, the build up to the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine in Minnesota has begun in earnest with the appointment of the two captains for the event.

And far from the Brawl at Brookline of 1999, the appointment of Davis Love III and Darren Clarke as captains could possibly lead to a further improvement in relations between the two teams.

 

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Why “Tiger-Proofing” Courses Is the Wrong Solution

Any time a Major Championship returns to an older course, you’ll often here people lament about the changes made to the design of the course in order to combat the prodigious distances players can hit the ball nowadays.

We’ve had Rory McIlroy hitting one drive well over 400 yards at last year’s British Open. Almost all players on tour regularly sail the ball 300+ yards given decent weather conditions. Many can thrash it 330+ yards, some even further on a regular basis.

When modifying courses for players length from the tee was first mooted, it was called “Tiger-proofing” due to Tiger Woods dominance of the golf and distance off the tee. It’s a phrase that has stuck, even if Tiger’s form hasn’t.

 

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When should I change my golf clubs?

Every year seems to see a vast new range of clubs released that promise untold benefits over even just last year’s incarnation. Golf technology develops rapidly and it is always tempting to want to have the newest gear.

However, if you are considering a change of clubs, why not be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Do you really need a new set of clubs, or would spending that money on something else be of more benefit to your game?

Let’s find out.

 

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The World’s Most Expensive Golf Gadgets

Money can’t buy you everything so it is said, but it can certainly buy you a shed load of expensive golfing gadgets and equipment.

So if you are in the fortunate position where money is no object and you want the best of everything for your golf game, let’s look at where you should start.

World’s most expensive golf clubs

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