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Earlier this year on a bright, summers evening, I headed to the local course with three friends for a lovely evening four-ball on a Friday.
Somewhat untypically, I began the round in impressive fashion, and after six holes of play, considering my handicap was around 18 at the time, I was one under par and had registered two birdies on the round, and had an eagle putt lip out on the cup.
Then it all began to unravel in spectacular style…
Being brutally honest, winter golf can be a bit of a slog at times. If the rain isn’t going to get you then the strong, cold wind can turn even a dry round into something of an ordeal.
Yet it doesn’t have to be this way. Winter golf is a mindset that you need to conquer in order to keep your game in the best shape possible for when the weather improves.
If that means hitting balls at the range so be it, but why spend money hitting balls, when you could be hitting the course?
Here’s some handy winter tips to prepare for your first winter round…
As the days shorten, nights draw in and frost is an all-too welcome site overnight, often preceding the first snowfall of the year, it is easy for the golfer in more snowy climes to want to throw their clubs into a travel case and head somewhere more favourable for golf.
So if you fancy a bit of winter golfing, where should you head? If your local course is snowbound and you want to find some great winter golf, then why not check out any of the five destinations on our hit list.
Golf Clubs are very much a personal choice. For all the money spent on advertising, most golfers find a typical brand that they are happy with and will use them for at least a year or two before considering upgrading.
In the professional ranks however, club sponsorship deals mean that professionals may have slightly less freedom than the average golfer when it comes to club selection. Of course, the top ten in the world benefit in many other ways, namely big fat sponsors cheques and a limitless supply of clubs tailor-made for their swing.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at which are the most popular clubs players from the World Top Ten have in their bag at present.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a golfing know it all? Well why not put it to the test with the Gorilla Golf Quiz, a mix of fiendish questions to test your golfing knowledge to the full!
We’ll provide the answers to the questions in a post update in January, so you have plenty of time to see if you can answer as many of the questions below as you can!
Why not let us know what you think in some of the comments below!
Good luck and have a happy New Year!
As the night’s draw in and the temperatures start to drop, the first taste of winter hangs in the air, reminding golfers that it is the time of the year when only the hardiest can venture out into the course. Whether it is because of dwindling daylight hours, plummeting temperatures, waterlogged, frozen or snowbound courses, there are many reasons why only the bravest golfers venture out onto the fairways at this time of year.
But does that have to be the case? Do we really need our fairways and greens to be fair and green?
The answer is, no you don’t, especially if you fancy trying your hand at snow golf.
Crazy Golf has been around in many forms for many years. Indeed, there is now a world championship for the game which sees competitors using a putter and a golf ball to work their way around all sorts of manic obstacles in as few shots as possible.
For many years, the sites of windmills, large ducks, helter-skelters, ramps and more always signified a Crazy Golf course. Their appeal for people tended to focus more on the Crazy aspect of the name, rather than the golf. However, that could be set to change.