Not so Hazardous Water

Not so Hazardous Water

According to the USGA, “‘Casual water’ is any temporary accumulation of water on the course that is not in a water hazard and is visible before or after the player takes his stance. Snow and natural ice, other than frost, are either casual water or loose impediments, at the option of the player. Manufactured ice […]

Type of Golf Grip Material

Type of Golf Grip Material

There are many different types of golf grip material out there. Each one has its own benefits and drawbacks. What golf grip material is best for you? Rubber Pros Inexpensive Cons Certain types are not very tacky Synthetic Pros Soft on hands Cons Not very durable Not very good feel Cord Pros Durable Tacky Good […]

Hit or Miss the Tee Drill

Hit or Miss the Tee Drill

If you are struggling with your angle of approach this drill could be for you. You can use this drill with any club you like. The only other thing it requires is a teed golf ball. There are two different ways you can use this drill. If your swing is too steep you can use […]

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 […]