How Far Can Shubhankar Sharma Go in 2018?

After becoming the first ever Indian golfer to win the Joburg Open in early December, many people are tipping Shubhankar Sharma for a breakthrough year at the top level, with a ticket to the acclaimed British Open Championship in 2018 also in his hands after winning his maiden European Tour title in South Africa.
The 21-year-old secured a three-stroke win over the homegrown tournament favourite, Erik van Rooyen, in stormy conditions in South Africa, but 2018 will be the biggest test of the Indian youngster’s credentials.
Indeed, if Shubhankar Sharma were to win the British Open at Carnoustie in 2018, he would become the youngest player to do so in the “modern era” (i.e. post-1900), breaking Seve Ballesteros’ record of 22 years, 3 months and 12 days when he won the 1979 Open Championship.

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How Technology is Changing the World of Golf

In the last 15 to 20 years technology has had a major impact on just about every sector. In sport we’ve seen the emergence of fabrics that enhance performance, wearable’s that measure fitness levels, video refereeing, and so many other products, systems and applications.

All these advancements mean that technology has greatly changed the way we play games like tennis, rugby, football and, most especially, golf. While you still have to swing the club, advances in golfing equipment have made the game a lot easier, and far more enjoyable than before. If you have the cash and the ability to do so, stepping up your equipment could play a major role in how far you can actually go in the sport. By employing the use of modern golf equipment, the average golfer can seriously expand their game, while top amateurs can consider moving into the professional ranks.

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Why Jon Rahm Can Be The Top Rookie At The 2018 Ryder Cup

Spaniard Jon Rahm was one of the breakout players on the PGA Tour during the 2016/17 campaign as the big-hitting golfer, who has one of the best golf swings in the sport, rose all the way up to number four in the world rankings. In what was a consistent year for the 23-year-old, the highlight was his victory in the Famers Insurance Open back in January at Torrey Pines, where he was successful by three strokes with a clubhouse score of -13.


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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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