Golf Swing Tips

    The Average PGA Drive

    The Average PGA Drive

    The average driving distance among golfers in the PGA varies from event to event and from year to year, but typically stays within a few yards of the same number. Players such as J.B. Holmes, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson are perennially among the longest hitters on tour.

    How Do I Avoid a Golf Slice?

    How Do I Avoid a Golf Slice?

    The dreaded slice is an unfortunate part of many golfers' games. Even elite professionals such as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson occasionally find themselves on the wrong end of a golf slice, whether off the tee box or fairway. A golf slice, simply put, is a golf shot that veers ...

    Backswing Tips for Golf

    Backswing Tips for Golf

    Golfers need to keep in mind that hitting the ball is only part of the story of an effective swing in golf. Start with a pre-shot routine as you address the ball, and bring the club back with a full shoulder turn to execute a correct backswing. You will then be in the ideal ...

    Basic Golf Instructions

    Basic Golf Instructions

    As a beginning golfer, learning the basics of the game will serve you well through the years. It may not seem so at first, but it is a lot easier to struggle through the learning process at first than to later try to correct bad habits that have become ingrained. Start out by ...

    Basic Golf Swing Techniques

    Basic Golf Swing Techniques

    Spending a beautiful day on the golf course can be a lot of fun, but in order to enjoy the moment, you need to work on basic swing techniques at the driving range. If you are unsure of proper form, consider taking a lesson in a group clinic or taking private lessons. Jot down ...

    Basic Golf Swing Tips

    Basic Golf Swing Tips

    In golf, every player has a unique swing. However, there are basic fundamentals that are universal to hitting the ball well. By practicing these fundamentals, you can develop a more consistent swing and become a more consistent golfer.

    How to Become a Better Golfer

    How to Become a Better Golfer

    Many golfers play the game as a recreational activity, enjoying spending a day out with friends and relaxing on the course. And although the game in itself is fun, it also has its frustrations. By improving your golf game, you can minimize the number of bad shots you hit in each ...

    Is it Better to Slow Down Swing Speed in Golf?

    Is it Better to Slow Down Swing Speed in Golf?

    Swing speeds vary greatly among golfers, pros and amateurs alike. On the PGA Tour, history has shown pros can achieve success with a swing that is lightning fast or one that is leisurely. For amateurs, anxiety about playing the golf shot properly and trying to hit the ball ...

    British Open Rules

    British Open Rules

    The Open Championship -- or as the Americans call it, the British Open, to distinguish the tournament from the U.S. Open -- was first played in 1860 at Prestwick and won by Willie Park. It remained at Prestwick for the next 12 years. Currently it rotates among nine courses. The ...

    How to Build Confidence in Golf

    How to Build Confidence in Golf

    Confident golfers tend to shoot lower scores. Confidence allows a golfer to be decisive in his club selection. He doesn't wonder if he has chosen the right club for a given shot. He knows he has. This, in turn, has a positive effect on the execution of the shot. A confident ...

    How to Build a Consistent Golf Swing

    How to Build a Consistent Golf Swing

    No golfer, even top tour professionals, can hit every shot perfectly. A consistent golf swing is one that produces the desired results – distance and accuracy – a high percentage of the time. Golfers build consistency through instruction and focused practice. ...

    How to Build a Repeatable Golf Swing

    How to Build a Repeatable Golf Swing

    A repeatable golf swing is one the golfer is able to execute with precision over and over, whether on the practice range by himself or at a crucial stage of a match with his buddies. In golf, "repeatable" is another word for "reliable." You can step up to the ...

    How to Calculate the Flight Time of a Golf Ball

    How to Calculate the Flight Time of a Golf Ball

    A golf ball's flight time is especially important during drives. The longer your ball is in the air, the more distance the drive has. Driving distance is an important attribute to have on any course, but especially on long courses. If you can hit long drives with accuracy, you ...

    How to Calculate Golf Swing Weights

    How to Calculate Golf Swing Weights

    If you are looking to improve your golf game then you should think about calculating your golf swing weight. It is important to match your natural swing speed with the swing weight of a club to get the best results when you are on the course. By being able to use clubs with a ...

    How to Calculate the Speed of a Golf Swing

    How to Calculate the Speed of a Golf Swing

    Calculating the speed of your golf swing requires the use of a launch monitor, a swing speed radar or other electronic equipment that is available at golf retail or online shops or at golf courses. Measuring swing speed is key to selecting the right shafts for your golf clubs. ...

    How Can I Correct My Golf Swing?

    How Can I Correct My Golf Swing?

    Golf is a game, after all, and you should have fun when you are out on the course. That is hard to do if you are not getting the distance and accuracy you expect on your golf shots. Don't despair, though--you can improve your golf swing. The key is to discover what you are doing ...

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