Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Great Tips On Playing Golf In Winter

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By: Mick Day 

Some golfers tend not to play too much golf during the winter months because of the cold and wet conditions, personally I like to play and practice as much as I can during these short days and dodgy weather conditions.

If you want to continue playing during winter then there are some slight alterations you can make to your golf game to get the best from these tough conditions, below you can find my tips for playing golf during these difficult conditions.

Tip1: Driving.

The first thing to understand about driving the golf ball in soft conditions is that you will not get much run on the ball when it lands, thus making sure you have a driver that gives you maximum carry is essential to your distance. Having two drivers is one option I have used for a while now, one with 12 degrees loft for winter and the other one has 9.5 degrees for summer conditions.

The other alternative is to use your 3 wood for all your tee shots, the 3 wood will give you maximum carry and also give you added accuracy on the golf course. Although you will loose some distance of the tee it will not effect your score that much, as most par fives and long par fours are not reachable for your average golfer in winter anyway.

Tip 2: Iron play.

Iron play during winter golf can be tricky for most golfers, there a few things to consider which can help you make much better contact on the ball during difficult conditions. The main tip for iron play is to try and keep your weight during the swing on your left side slightly, (right side for left handed players) this will give you a much steeper attack on the ball giving you the best chance of making contact with the ball first.

Some golf courses make us play of fairway mats during winter golf, the one thing to remember about playing of fairway mats is to make sure you grip down the club slightly to compensate for the ball being slightly higher of the ground.

You will find out how much to grip down the club through trial and error when playing, you should also consider that from 100 yards and in when playng of a mat you will generate much more back spin on the ball.

Tip 3: Chipping.

During winter golf chipping can be the hardest skill to get right, with very soft lies and muddy conditions making good contact with the ball can be difficult. Again keeping your weight mainly on your front foot can really help when playing these difficult shots, bounce on the bottom of the club can also make a big difference to the strike on the ball, I never use less than 10 degrees of bounce when playing chip shots around the green in winter.

Explaining how the bounce works is simple, it actually helps the club slide through the thick wet grass when playing chip shots around the green. The last thing you need when playing these shots is a club with a sharp leading edge digging into the turf, so make sure you use a wedge with a minimum of 10 degrees of bounce for all your greenside shots.

Tip 4: Putting.

The main thing to understand is you should not make any changes to your putting stroke when playing winter golf, changing your stroke can have dire effects when returning to summer golf on fast greens. The one thing I can suggest is to look at buying a heavier type putter for winter, the design of the mallet putter can be very beneficial when playing on slow bumpy greens.

I use a scotty cameron blade putter in summer for feel and touch on slick greens, and in winter when I need to get the ball to the hole on slow greens i use an odyssee mallet which allows me to use the same putting stroke. 

Tip 5: Clothing.

Golf clothing manufactures have put a lot of effort into reseach and design of there clothing ranges in the past couple of years, gone are the days of wearing thich heavy jumpers and jackets to keep you warm and severely restricting your swing.

The modern design of golf clothing these days consisit of base layers, waterproof lightweight trousers, and lightweight waterproof jackets, I have used one of these base layers for a couple of years now and found it extremely comfortable and excellent at keeping me warm during those cold days.

The two companies that spring to mind when talking about golf clothing are calvin green and proquip, there are other manufactures out there that produce this sort of clothing. But for me these are the two I put my faith in when looking for winter golf clothing, the cost of these items can be expensive and calvin green are one of the most expensive brands out there.

Having said that calvin green do produce highly fashionable performance driven clothing that can really help your golf in winter and summer, if you can afford it then this is the brand i would look at for winter clothing but if you are on a budget then proquip do produce some great winter clothes at affordable prices.

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Las Vegas Summer Golf Deals


Las Vegas is the city of loose slots and pretty women. Men, women and children come from all over the world to experience the excitement our beautiful, dynamic city offers. The kids love the roller coasters and arcades where they can play until their hearts are contempt. The women love to go shopping at our fabulous forum shops and outlet malls where we offer high end merchandise at great prices, and the men just love everything else we offer here that they don't have the opportunity to do back home.

One thing many of our tourists come here to do is play at the luxurious Las Vegas golf courses that challenges the golfer’s abilities on every single level. Golfers need to make sure when they come to Las Vegas that there short game skills are honed in and sharpened if they have any hopes of sinking putts for par. They also need to make sure there drives are long and there irons are accurate and straight because our roughs, traps and hazards are unforgiving. A day on the golf course out here in Las Vegas could be some of the best times you have ever had golfing or they can very easily turn into a day you never wish to remember.

Right now in Las Vegas there are many golf courses offering great summer deals on golf. Down at Las Vegas National Golf Course local golfers can go down after 10:00AM and get a tee time for only $25.00. If you are a tourist looking to enjoy a great day of golf on a lush golf course, you are looking at spending $59.00 for the opportunity to tread the same grounds that Tiger Woods did when winning his first ever PGA Tour Win. The Las Vegas National Golf Course is located conveniently 10 minutes away from the world renowned Las Vegas Strip.

Tourist willing to wait until the afternoon and go head on with the blazing Las Vegas sun, Silver Stone Golf Course offers great summer deals starting at $39.00. Down at Silver Stone they take pride in their fairways and have some of the best greens in the city. The golf course is a great mix of clay sand and rocks, lush green fairways and beautiful blue ponds. The course is well kept so golfers can enjoy everything the wonderful sport of golf has to offer. If you are a local looking to take advantage of great summer golf deals Silver Stone Golf Course has great local special starting at $27.00 going all the way down to $19.00.

With prices to golf there is no more excuse for you not to be on the course. Prepare yourself with lots of water, cold beers and good friends and start enjoying your summer vacation. Start living your dream golf vacation and take advantage of Las Vegas’ generosity.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Golf Grip 101: Play Like A Master

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By Joanna Stevens

Mastering the game of golf entails being able to master the basics of the sports, these include perfecting the golf swing and most of all learning the proper golf grip. If you've been playing golf and yet have not mastered how to grip the golf club properly, it is not yet late for you to learn the proper grip. There are those who simply believe in the phrase, you can't teach an old dog with new tricks, thus, they no longer do anything to correct their grip. This kind of attitude is a big hindrance in trying to improve your golf skills.

There are only two essential things that you should remember in practicing a golf grip, these are;

1. Comfort
If you are comfortable with your golf grip and you can freely swing the club without feeling any discomfort, then you might just be griping the club just right. The first test of having a good grip is whether you are comfortable playing with such a grip or not. There is no point trying to copy the grip of golf masters if you are not comfortable with it.

Remember that a good golf grip can only be decided by the player himself. If a player is comfortable with his golf grip there is a big chance that he can also swing the club with accuracy and perfect power.

2. Firm
The next thing that you should consider is whether you have a firm golf grip or not. Though there are a lot of professional golf players who tend to release their grip after hitting a power shot, such is not really advisable as it can cause harm to onlookers or even to the players. You should always have a firm grip on the golf club. You should always make sure that you maintain the grip on the golf club no matter how powerful your golf swing is.

Now that you know the two essential things that you should consider in learning the proper golf grip, you are already half way done in mastering the game of golf. The next step in having a proper grip is choosing the kind of grip.

There are actually three known types of golf grip. In choosing a grip, remember that the grip must be comfortable yet firm. It should comfortable enough as not to hamper or prevent you from hitting the ball with perfect force and so as to avoid any injuries. It should also be firm enough so that you will be able to really dictate the force of your shot.

The grip is the first basic skill that a golfer must master if he really wants to play the game of golf in a competitive level. Mastering the grip is the initial phase of dominating the game of golf. With a proper golf grip, you will be able to hit the golf ball with extreme accuracy and power. Perfect the grip and you'll be collecting hole in ones in no time.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Golf the Legendary Courses on Your Scotland Golf Vacation

St.Andrew's golf course

If you're planning a Scotland Golf Vacation, then make sure
to at least book some of these legendary courses into your
itenarary. Scotland is the birthplace of golf, and no trip
there would be complete without visiting some of the famed
links we've only heard about or seen on TV. Take the
oppportunity to play some or all of these gems, and come
home from your Scotland golf vacation with a clubhouse full
of memories.

The Old Course at St. Andrews - A Scotland golf vacation
must include a visit to the Old Course at St. Andrews. The
site of 27 Open Championships, St. Andrews has been the
scene for much of golf's history. Best estimates say that
golf was being contested here 100 years before Columbus
discovered America. Another interesting tidbit is that the
course was originally 22 holes, unti 1764 when the Society
of St. Andrews Golfers, the predecessor to the Royal and
Ancient Golf Club, decided to combine some holes and shorten
the course to 18 holes, the standard number we play today.
Much of St. Andrews is well-know: the 112 bunkers, including
the imfamous pot bunkers; The Swilken Burn Bridge; the Road
Hole, no. 17, one of the toughest holes in golf and the
seven double greens, which sometimes require errant shots to
the green to play a prodigious putt on greens that measure
more than an acre in total size. Don't leave St. Andrews off
your Scotland golf vacation: you'll regret it!

Carnoustie - The second oldest course in Scotland, dating
from the 1500's, Carnoustie has developed a reputation for
toughness second to none in Scottish golf. The list of Open
winners on championshisp contested here reads like a who's
who of golf: Tommy Armour, Ben Hogan, Henry Cotton, Gary
Player, Tom Watson and the latest, Pual Lawrie in 1999. A
long links course at 7368 yards from the tips, Carnoustie
demands length and accuracy off every tee. And if that
wasn't enough, the wind and rain play a significant role in
any round. One of the more famous holes is the par 5 sixth
hole, which is known as Hogan's Alley for his birdie/birdie
finish on the 36-hole final day of the '53 Open. A Scotland
golf vacation must include Carnoustie!

Gleneagles - A most friendly golf complex of four courses,
Glenagles has long been a favorite among those who truly
love the game of golf. Home of the PGA Centenary golf
course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, and home to the Ryder Cup
Championships in 2014, PGA Centenary was called by Nicklaus
the "finest parcel of land in the world I have ever been
given to work with." A longish course at 7081 yards, it
nevertheless demands pinpoint accuracy and is a prime
example of target golf, thus avoiding the numerous ponds and
streams as well as both pot bunkers and American style sand
traps. A longtime favorite of Bob Hope, Glenagles is a
treasured stop on your Scotland golf vacation.

Muirfield - The very name of Muirfield included in your
Scotland golf vacation should raise the heart rate a few
notches. Past Open winners here include the likes of Vardon,
Player, Nicklaus, Trevino, Watson and Faldo. A stern test of
golf in every resepct, Muirfield also boasts the oldest golf
club, the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, with
rolls dating back to 1744. Often bestowed the with honor of
being the finest course in not only Scotland but the entire
British Ilses, Muirfield brings a combination of history and
incredible golf that would make any Scotland golf vacation
one for the ages.

Royal Troon Golf Club - A true test of golf, Royal Troon has
seen it's share of legends hoist the Claret Jug: Bobby
Locke, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Mark Calcavechia and
Justin Leonard have won here. Wind is the story here at
Troon. And while the front side presents numerous scoring
opportunities, the wind can wreak havoc with those plans.
The back side is just plain hard. So make hay on the front
side if you can. One of the most famous holes in golf is
located here, the eighth hole, measuring a wee 126 yards, is
known the world over as "the Postage Stamp". Include Royal
Troon on any Scotland golf vacation.

Turnberry - Possibly the most scenic of Scotland golf
vacation stops, Turnberry has been called the Pebble beach
of the British Isles. And when you factor in the weather,
that rings true. A bewitching combination of great golf and
magnificent views, such as the castle of Robert the Bruce,
Scotland's King from 1306 to 1329, lying off the 9th and
10th holes, make playing this tough course an even more
challenging task. The site of several stirring Opens, the
most memorable being the famous Nicklaus/Watson battle in
1977. Be sure to include Turnberry as one of your stops on
your Scotland golf vacation.

While there is much more great golf to be found on lesser
known tracks, these legends are what has given Scotland most
of it's lore and charm. Try to visit as many of these as you
can on your next Scotland golf vacation!

Keith Thompson is addicted to golf and runs the site
Scotland Golf Vacation

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Finding the Right Gift for the Golfer in your Life

by Jack Blacksmith

Why yes, that is indeed a chicken golf club cozy

Are you in search of a gift for a golf enthusiast? Maybe you?re looking for something for yourself that will improve your game or make it more personalized. Golf is one sport that has a plethora of accessories; it?s almost mind boggling. There are accessories in all price ranges so there?s always something that will fit your budget.

A golfer?s golf clubs are something that is very important and something that has been acquired after much shopping and trial and error. Ask any golfer and they will tell you that borrowing or renting clubs will only be done if they?re desperate. As this is the case, think about golf accessories for their clubs. The easiest one is a cleaning kit to keep their prized possessions shiny and new. There are also head covers that range from basic to ones in the shape or animals or more conservative monogrammed ones. Golf club grips are another idea; there is a diverse selection and if the accessory is for yourself then you might think about shelling out more for a custom fit grip.

There are other golf accessories to make the game more personalized. There is a wide variety of golf tees and golf balls. They come in an array of colors and styles and you can also get them personalized. Tees come in rubber or brush; brush is preferred since it is supposed to be longer lasting and give the golfer better accuracy. Golf balls come in many colors and it?s more of preference than anything else so pick one in your or your friend?s favorite color. A good compliment to balls and tees is a golf ball cleaner.

A ball retriever is another accessory that is popular for the golf enthusiast. There are affordable, yet effective, generic ones to choose from or you can get one personalized.

There are also gifts and accessories that are used in the sport but have no real bearing on the game or relation to the equipment. Golf towels are something that every golfer has and many are available with logos but most choose monograms or to personalize it with a family crest. Also think about getting a personalized visor or some nice, wrap around sunglasses with sufficient UV protection. Its nice to have if you're on your local course or exploring golf courses in Costa Blanca.

To find golf accessories, a good sporting good store will have the basics but if you want something special then visit a pro golf shop; the staff will be able to help you find the perfect accessory. You can also find some unique items online.

Focusing on news and information about denia golf, Jack Blacksmith writes almost entirely for http://www.alicante-spain.com . On his site you can find his articles on blanca costa golf in and golf courses in costa blanca.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cigar Guy Revealed!

UK’s Daily Mail photographer Mark Pain snapped an amazing shot of Tiger Woods’ golf ball flying towards his camera at the 2010 Ryder Cup. As the picture began circulating on the net, many people noticed an interesting looking man in the audience.
At first it appears he was wearing a turban, but as other photos surfaced it became clear that he was wearing a brown wig and a fake mustache. It was proposed and generally accepted that he may have been paying tribute to Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Dubbed “Cigar Guy”, “Smiling Cigar Guy”, “Cigar Man”, and even “Ashraf”, he quickly became an exploitable joining the likes of Sad Keanu, Strutting Leo, and Prancing Cera.

Cigar guy took off in search fairly quickly, and “cigar guy tiger woods” was the #5 search term in the United States on October 5th.

Identity revealed

According the Daily Mail, the smiling cigar guy turned out to be 30-year-old Londoner and investment analyst Rupesh Shingadia.

He confirmed the reason behind the wig, the cigar and the fake mustache :
Rupesh said his costume was a ‘tribute’ to Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez.

‘I wanted to do something to show my support for the European team and I thought of Miguel. These days sportsmen have become devoid of character. But Miguel does his own thing and I love the way he walks around the course with a cigar clamped between his teeth.’
He also commented on the photoshop trend, noting that he is well aware of his Internet fame :
‘I got up and looked at it online, thought it was a bit funny – and then went back to bed.’ Over the next few days the Cigar Guy phenomenon took off in earnest on the internet. ‘I was absolutely astonished,’ he said. ‘It was incredible. I found it funny but unsettling’

He had become an online icon, Photoshopped into pictures of dramatic moments from history.

‘My favourite is me with The Simpsons,’ said Rupesh. ’It’s difficult to understand the situation because it has just been thrust upon me. Some people spend years craving this kind of attention but to me it happened by accident. It’s just bizarre.

‘But I’m still expecting to go to work next week. I’m not expecting it to change my life in the long term.’
Perhaps the initial mystery of not knowing who this man was, or why he was there was critical for the meme’s birth and subsequent livelihood.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

First Limited edition Taylormade R11 irons

The TaylorMade R11 Irons features a dual head design made for both performance and control. the 3-5 irons feature a high repulsion face with hollow cavity structure for increased distance. The 6-Wedge feature a more compact undercut pocket cavity with a focus on feel, control and accuracy. The R11 features variable face thickness. Starting with 2.0mm thick face in the long irons to 2.3mm in the mid irons and 2.5mm in the short irons for enhanced feel.
Taylormade utilizes its inverted cone technology to expand the sweet area reducing overall loss on off center hits. The multifunctional sole is versatile and made to excel in any lie. The cheap TaylorMade R11 Irons has traditional lofts with a 27.5* 5 iron and is considered between mid and compact size with less offset. The new grooves are USGA/R&A Conforming.
The R11 Irons pack in a heightened COR via a "Velocity-Control Chamber", VCC foam, silicone shock absorber, and a vibration-silencing cavity bridge that work in unison to reduce vibration, and an Optimized Inverted Cone that brings a larger COR area and improved control over your shot distance.
For this summer the internet has been filled with rumors of new irons coming from TaylorMade Golf and images, that the company quickly pointed out were counterfeit, had been surfacing at many different websites. Well today, it is official, TaylorMade Golf is releasing R11 irons. First Limited edition discount taylormade r11 irons should in any golfer's bag, don't you think so?
The Taylormade R11 features a dual head design made for both performance and control. the 3-5 irons feature a high repulsion face with hollow cavity structure for increased distance. The 6-Wedge feature a more compact undercut pocket cavity with a focus on feel, control and accuracy. The R11 features variable face thickness. Starting with 2.0mm thick face in the long irons to 2.3mm in the mid irons and 2.5mm in the short irons for enhanced feel.
The TaylorMade R11 irons' short irons have a shallow undercut channel between the face and rear to control feel and CG location, the mid-irons have a moderate undercut, and the long irons have a progressively larger undercut that pulls weight farther back from the face for added forgiveness
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Q: Which is the shaft of the TaylorMade R11 Irons?
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