How Many “Strokes” did You Actually Take?

How Many “Strokes” did You Actually Take?

The USGA defines a stroke as “the forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball, but if a player checks his downswing voluntarily before the clubhead reaches the ball he has not made a stroke.” This means you do not actually have to touch the ball for […]

Hit Wedges Into Hula Hoops For Better Control

Hit Wedges Into Hula Hoops For Better Control

There is never a bad time to work on your short game. One of the best practice session you may ever have with wedges is to use hula hoops. Sounds like a good time right? Well, after practicing with these you will really get a sense of your distance control and how you can drastically […]

Rules: Winter Rules

Rules: Winter Rules

Many people just start using “Winter Rules” whenever they deem – but did you know it’s actually a rule accounted for in the Rules of Golf – Appendix I Section? Here is the rule, make sure when you are playing golf this winter that the course has invoked Appendix I – 4b. Course Conditions – […]

Stretching Your Shoulders

Stretching Your Shoulders

Properly stretching your body before a round of golf can greatly improve your flexibility, prevent injuries and ultimately lead to better scores. However, most golfers tend to overlook proper and thorough stretching routines before and in-between rounds of golf. One of the most important areas a golfer should stretch are the shoulders. The shoulder joint […]

New and Revised Decisions on the Rules Of Golf

New and Revised Decisions on the Rules Of Golf

The USGA and the R&A have recently released a new Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2014-2015. If you are not familiar with the Decisions on the Rules book – it is a book about 10 times the size of the Rules of Golf book and contains 1,200 entries addressing specific situations under the Rules […]

Play The Up Tees & Learn Your Weaknesses

Play The Up Tees & Learn Your Weaknesses

One of the toughest parts of any sport is improving on your weakness. It’s easy to practice the things that you are good at – it gives you confidence and makes you feel good. But the key to improvement is to be good at all aspects of a sport. In golf, you need to be […]

Rule 23 – Loose Impediments

Rule 23 – Loose Impediments

We have all heard the term “loose impediments”, but what is a loose impediment? This can be a tough answer. A good rule of thumb is that a “loose impediment” is anything natural, as opposed to a “movable obstruction” which is artificial (or man-made). Some examples of loose impediments are: Gravel Sea Shells Fruit Skins […]

When To Replace Your Golf Ball

When To Replace Your Golf Ball

I see a lot of players playing with “scuff marked” and cut golf balls mainly because golf balls are expensive. Tour players replace their golf ball anytime a half a dozen times a round – some players replace the ball every hole. It is a personal preference, but the data doesn’t lie. A golf ball […]

Get The Ball to The Hole

Get The Ball to The Hole

We have all heard the term “you miss 100% of the putts you leave short”. If you start putting to aggressively you can begin three-putting more than you would like as well. So where is the happy medium? It’s different for every player, a great skilled putter like Nicklaus or Woods can hit putts 3 […]

Rule 12 – Searching For And Identifying Ball

Rule 12 – Searching For And Identifying Ball

We’ve all hit a golf ball that we had to search for at one point or another. I have listed out some situations and how to proceed under the rules in those situations – so you’re not penalized two strokes under Rule 12. A player is not necessarily entitled to see his ball when making […]