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A Historical Preview of the Game of Golf

The game of golf has seen a slow and steady progression from its earliest form up until today. There are some great distinctions which set apart the one you will find at NetBet sport and the one played in the medieval times.

But for the sake of setting up a proper timeline, it is important to begin at the earliest of dates – ancient Rome. At this time, the Romans were under the rule of Julius Caesar who himself was an occasional golf player. In this form, golf was mainly a stick-and-ball game, the club consisting of a piece of wood and the ball being stuffed with feathers.

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golf swing in Lavaux golf club

You may not realise it, but as far back as 2008, Scientists reckoned that they had found the ‘secret’ to achieving the perfect golf swing.

In a report from the Department of Mechanical, Medical and Aerospace Engineering based at the University of Surrey, Professor Robin Sharp and his team announced to the world that they felt that had unlocked the secrets of this key element of the game of golf.

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Are golf pro's a good value for your money?

For many golfers, the prospect of visiting a golf pro is not something that is especially welcome. Particularly if you have self-taught yourself the game over the years. The fear that your chosen pro will dissolve with laughter when they see your ungainly stance and ridiculously choppy 3/4 swing does tend to put people off visiting their local pro shop for a bit of advice.

However, if you’ve got yourself stuck in a rut and can’t seem to improve any further, then visiting a pro for some advice may well be the best investment you will make in your game.

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On-Course Grumbles: Who is really to blame?

A recent study by Today’s Golfer magazine has shown that 74% of golfers will blame the greenkeepers if they perceive the course to be in a poor condition. Yet the same study also revealed some telling findings about golfers own habits that make for compelling reading.

A survey taken by members of BIGGA (the British and International Greenkeepers Association) revealed that while golfers are quick to blame greenkeepers for every little problem they see on course, they also showed that golfers are very slow to credit the teams if the course is playing in a good condition.

So, we ask who is really to blame if the course you are playing isn’t quite up to standard?

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Love golf?! You’ve got to play these golf-themed slots!

Counted amongst the most popular games in the history of competitive sports, golf exudes class and prosperity. Ask any golfer anywhere in the world and of course, us at Gorilla Golf, and he/she’ll tell you about things that make it the best sport in the world. The fact that it has been incorporated in many online slot games shouldn’t come as surprise as there’s a huge market for golf-themed products. If you play video slots at Royal Vegas casino you may already be aware of such golf-themed slots. Regardless, let’s take you some of the top titles in this category.

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Modern Art and Golf: A load of balls

The different worlds of art and golf tend not to clash too often, but when they do the results can be spectacular. When Columbus, Ohio photographer James Friedman, a self-confessed non-golfer, got his hands on a batch of different golf balls, his first instinct wasn’t to pick up a club.

Mr Friedman instead decided to take a different approach to the art of golf and instead of wielding a club, he used a different tool; a saw. With it, he bisected his collection of golf balls and took some striking photographs of the results.

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Golf Tuition for Kids

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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