Posts by beachcomber:

    What is the Perfect Golf Swing?

    October 5th, 2017

    You may not realise it, but as far back as 2008, Scientists reckoned that they had found the ‘secret’ to achieving the perfect golf swing.

    In a report from the Department of Mechanical, Medical and Aerospace Engineering based at the University of Surrey, Professor Robin Sharp and his team announced to the world that they felt that had unlocked the secrets of this key element of the game of golf.

    Golf-practice-range

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    On-Course Grumbles: Who is really to blame?

    September 18th, 2017

    A recent study by Today’s Golfer magazine has shown that 74% of golfers will blame the greenkeepers if they perceive the course to be in a poor condition. Yet the same study also revealed some telling findings about golfers own habits that make for compelling reading.

    A survey taken by members of BIGGA (the British and International Greenkeepers Association) revealed that while golfers are quick to blame greenkeepers for every little problem they see on course, they also showed that golfers are very slow to credit the teams if the course is playing in a good condition.

    So, we ask who is really to blame if the course you are playing isn’t quite up to standard?

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    A Brief History of Titleist Golf Balls

    September 6th, 2017

    They are the makers of the most commonly used balls in professional golf and their balls are used by millions of golfers each year, so how did Titleist (pronounced ‘Tight-List’) earn their place at the top of the golf ball chart? In this article, we’ll look back at the history of the company and the key innovations over the years that have helped it become the #1 ball in golf.

    The first thing to note is that Titleist is not a company, but a brand name. Acushnet makes the balls and it is simply a subsidiary company of Fila, a South Korean based sports equipment company. Acushnet also make other golf brand equipment including Pinnacle and Footjoy (whose golf glove and shoe range are very popular).

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    Modern Art and Golf: A load of balls

    August 26th, 2017

    The different worlds of art and golf tend not to clash too often, but when they do the results can be spectacular. When Columbus, Ohio photographer James Friedman, a self-confessed non-golfer, got his hands on a batch of different golf balls, his first instinct wasn’t to pick up a club.

    Mr Friedman instead decided to take a different approach to the art of golf and instead of wielding a club, he used a different tool; a saw. With it, he bisected his collection of golf balls and took some striking photographs of the results.

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    When should I change my golf clubs?

    June 6th, 2017

    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.

    Big Bertha Club

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    Mind Over Putter to Better Your Golf Score

    March 31st, 2017

    “They say every golfer is just two shots away from crazy. One bad shot you can deal with. Two in a row and you go nuts. I try to stop the cycle after one”.

    These are the words of Joseph Parent, PhD, author of Zen Golf: Mastering the Mental Game. This golf book is one of the numerous publications which have emphasized on the importance of mind in the game of golf.

    The mind is a conundrum for any golfer. It enables the golfer to play with concentration and focus. At the same time, it entices emotions like anxiety and tension. There is a fine line which separates the two and it is necessary for a golfer to maintain a balance between the two.

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    Top Tips to Prepare Yourself For The Summer Golf Season

    March 22nd, 2017

    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.

    WintergolfJ

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