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    When should I change my golf clubs?

    February 13th, 2015

    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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    Which Golfers Will Catch The Eye in 2015?

    February 6th, 2015

    The 2015 golf season looks like being an intriguing one. In the few early season events that we have seen already, we have witnessed some spectacular golf, some of the world’s biggest names excel, others struggle and some new faces emerge.
     
    In this article, we’ll examine five golfers who we think 2015 could be very special for, including some of the biggest names in golf, and perhaps a few names that are yet to roll quite so easily off the tongue but who could be considerably better known come this time next year.

    Let us begin however at the top of the tree with the two premiere golfers in the world today:
     

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    The Top 10 Golf Apps for 2015

    January 30th, 2015

    The power of mobile devices is such that nowadays, you can use your device for almost anything. Golfers have found that their device, whether that be a phone or tablet, can be used alongside apps for a vast number of reasons.

    So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what we think will be amongst the best ten golf-related apps of 2015.

     

    Orange Snugg iPad cover

     

     

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    The Major Golf Tournaments in 2015 – Men’s Golf

    January 27th, 2015

    This year sees the four majors take place at a real variety of courses. There’s a mix of brand new courses hosting their first Major tournament, as well as the British Open returning to the home of golf, a place that has been established for hundreds of years.

    Most players are already fine tuning their game to get ready for the first Major of the year at Augusta in April, but beyond that lies a summer of three of the most exciting golf events of the year and there’s a real chance that some new names could be on Major trophies come the end of 2015.

    Here’s a quick look at when and where the men’s golf majors will be fought for in 2015.

     

    Rory PGA Claret Jug

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    Is It Time for Training Shoes to be Allowed on the Golf Course?

    December 30th, 2014

    Golf’s dress code may be one of the most controversial aspects of the game. There are those who believe that it upholds etiquette, makes players respect each other and the course more and is in keeping with the history of the game.

    There are others that view it as a tired remnant from a bygone era, that has its roots in elitism and has no place in modern society where training shoes can be as expensive and better looking than any fashionable golf shoe.

    Indeed, now that many more golf shoes are coming to look like training shoes, is it time this dress code rule was dropped for good?

     

    D.N.A. new golf shoes from-FootJoy

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    Golf App Review : Golf Quiz 2014

    December 23rd, 2014

    If you have a smartphone or a tablet device, then you will have been inundated over the last couple of years by a number of games where a picture is displayed and you have to guess either what the picture is, or what the link between them is.

    Indeed, there are a vast number of these games now, across a wide variety of subject areas and perhaps unsurprisingly, golf has now got its own version.

     

    It’s called Golf Quiz 2014 and we took a look at it on the iPad over the last week.

    Let’s see how it checks out:

     

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    Get Your Child into Golf This Christmas – Part Two

    December 18th, 2014

    In the first part of this two part series of articles, we looked at how relatively cheap and easy it was to get your child up and running in the game of golf.

    We looked at how you can buy a small amount of equipment relatively cheaply and then how the child can start to use this equipment, without costing you a fortune in range balls, course fees and the like.

     

    We left off the last article with the child practicing at the local public course practice area, hitting plenty of balls to gain an elemental degree of control and mastery of the clubs.
    Once your child can hit the ball from the tee and off the floor with a relative degree of success (by no means do they need to do it every time), they’ll no doubt be wanting to test their skills on a golf course.

     

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    Here’s the next step they can take:

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