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How much time to do you devote to practising your putting? Be honest. It’s probably nowhere near the amount of time you’ll spend at the range thrashing your driver and irons.
That’s a shame because most of the shots you’ll take in any round, will be with the shortest club in your bag and to neglect it, is in effect doing the same to a third or more of your golf game.
For most amateur golfers, dealing with a golf course can be a mighty struggle. Holes that have been designed to trip you up combined with those dreaded long par fours can see an amateur’s blood pressure rise and a few 8, 9 or even more written on their cards.
Courses on their own can be mightily tough to get your head around but then you have to factor in the weather and the simple fact of the matter is, change the weather and you change the golf course.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.