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    Tee Time – Why how you peg up the ball matters

    June 3rd, 2015

    For many people, the biggest decision they have when it comes to a golf tee is simple. It is a choice between whether they opt for the cheaper and more durable plastic ones, which can often be reused time and time again across the course of a round, or the more aesthetically pleasing, but somewhat fragile wooden ones, which are usually good for one good tee shot.

    However, teeing up your ball is important and what matters more than the material from which your tee is made from, is that you have the correct tee, or at least the correct height of tee showing above the ground, in order for you to play the shot you want to play.

    Golf Tees

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    A Golf Challenge Really Worth Supporting

    April 28th, 2015

    When we challenge ourselves at golf, we often think about improving our scores, hitting the ball further and more accurately, sinking more putts. Well now there’s a different challenge available and it is one you could be a part of and in doing so, help the lives of millions of cancer sufferers that much easier.

    It is called the Longest Day Golf Challenge and in 2014, golfers who participated in the challenge raised £740,000 for the MacMillan Cancer Support charity who run the event.

    MacMillan Longest Day Golf Challenge Pic 1

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    None, One or Two? The Golf Glove Dilemma

    March 10th, 2015

    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.

    Tommy Gainey

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    Top 10 Funniest Golf Videos

    March 6th, 2015

    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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    The World’s Most Expensive Golf Gadgets

    February 10th, 2015

    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

    Honma-pricey-golf-clubs

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    Beating Bunker Blindness

    December 12th, 2014

    For the amateur golfer who plays of a high handicap, few prospects in the game of golf offer them more dread than a typical bunker shot.

    Of course, that shot at the first tee, particularly if there is a crowd watching, is always likely to be the biggest nerve jangler of the round – The only exception being unless you have a putt to win your monthly medal.

    But during the course of a typical round nothing makes the heart sink than seeing your tee shot or approach plop into the sandy hell of a greenside bunker.

    Practice golf bunker-shots

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    A non-golfing parent’s guide to what your golf-loving child needs to start playing this Christmas

    December 9th, 2014

    Some people are not into golf. There I said it.

    It’s shocking considering how brilliant it is I know, but there are many people who haven’t got a clue about the game and many of them are parents.

    Speaking as a parent, whose daughter is a huge swimming fan (a sport of which my level of understanding ends at the avoidance of drowning), I therefore empathise with parents who may have a golf-mad child on their hand but be utterly beleaguered about what to buy them this Christmas.

    Christmas golf gifts for 2014

    So as a public service, because we here at Gorilla Golf are just splendid folks, we’re going to give you a list of the golf items you can buy for your child this Christmas.
    For the purposes of this, we are assuming your child is around the ages of 7 to 12, though the list is applicable to children in their teens too.

    There’s two lists: One a list of golfing items your child really must have (which is surprisingly short), and another a list of items that would be useful to have, but which are not necessary to start playing the game.

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