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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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
The recent field at the final tournament of the year on the USPGA tour, the Tour Championship was one man short of the 30-man limit. While 29 of the world’s top golfers will be fighting it out for the $1.44m prize for winning the Tour Championship and a $10m prize for the FedEx Cup winner, one man will be sitting it out despite having qualified.
That man is Dustin Johnson and the reason for his absence is not yet fully clear.
Do you have what it takes to be a Paul McGinley or Tom Watson? With all golfers keenly casting their eyes to Gleneagles for the start of next week’s Ryder Cup, we’ll begin our build up to one of the biggest weekends in golf by asking one simple question:
Do you think you could be a Ryder Cup captain?