A golf initiation fee is a one-time charge for joining a golf club. Many private country clubs charge initiation fees, although some clubs may waive the fee during special promotions. Initiation fees -- which sometimes are payable in installments -- vary according to the exclusivity of the club. As of the date of publication, the Golf Membership Spot indicated that initiation fees range from about $1,000 to more than $100,000.
Taking a long backswing is a key to generating maximum power, whether you’re on the tee or the fairway. For a casual player, your hands should at least reach the level of your head before you begin the downswing. If your hands aren’t reaching that level, you’re cutting your backswing short and sacrificing power.
The three basic types of shots you need around the green -- pitches, chips and bunker shots -- all have endless variations that require imagination and lots of short game practice. You can hit shots around the green with everything from a wedge to a fairway wood to a hybrid. You can also change the ball position and/or your hand position to change the loft and fit the situation you find yourself in. Mastering shots around the green is the fastest way to lower your scores.
Ping was born in the garage of founder Karsten Solheim, who began building putters in 1959. Fifty years later, Ping had become a $300 million family-owned business employing more than 1,000 workers, according to statistics published in “Family Business” magazine. Ping produces golf clubs for men, women and juniors, and a wide variety of other golf equipment — from clothing to bags.