Archive for February, 2010

The Three Best Things About Golf in 2014

Well it’s been a strange year in golf. Tiger’s claws were well and truly trimmed back and Rory found his roar once again to head back to the top of the rankings and claim two majors, plus a WGC event in the space of a few weeks this summer.

However at a more local level, the game continues to have positive and negative aspects. In this two part series, we’ll take a look at three positive things that have happened in the world of golf in 2014, and next week we’ll take a look at three that the game could do without.

But let’s start on a more positive note for a change and look at three big positives in the world of golf this year.

Ryder CUp 2014

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Is It Time We Had Kids Tees on The Golf Course?

My son has just started secondary school and he’s been playing golf for about a year, although he has dabbled with it before then. He enjoys it, but he’s like me and finds slamming balls at the range a bit of a drag.

He loves to play out on the local courses and while Pitch and Putt is all well and good, he wants to try out his talents on a real course.

Josh_1

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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.

TitleistSpinMilledVokeyWedge

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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?

Rio 2012 Logo (resized)

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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.

Footgolf

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Frozen-Balls---Bob-Orsillo

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.

Adams Idea Hybrid Irons

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