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    Attracting Youth To The Game Of Golf – The Age-Old Conundrum

    June 11th, 2015

    Like it or not, the fact of the matter is, fewer numbers of young people are being attracted to the game of golf than in previous years. It is an arresting decline in numbers and one that golf has to address if the game is to enjoy a burgeoning future.

    Of course, there are countries where this trend is bucked. In Turkey, for example, a HSBC report into the state of golf revealed that after heavy investment in youth golf and a number of incentive-laden schemes to get youngsters playing, they have managed to significantly increase the amount of youngsters playing the game.

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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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    Mastering the game within a game: A successful guide to putting from the Masters

    April 21st, 2015

    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.

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    The key differences between winter and summer golf

    April 14th, 2015

    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.

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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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