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 – […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Strength vs. Flexibility

Strength vs. Flexibility

In most sports, the stronger you are the more power you will generate – which usually means the better you will be. Of course each sport requires a specific skill too – not just power. However, in the game of golf, your most valued physical asset is not necessarily strength – it’s flexibility. The two […]

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How Jason Dufner Won the PGA Championship

How Jason Dufner Won the PGA Championship

A few weeks ago Jason Dufner won the last major of 2013 – the PGA Championship. His total score of 10 under par was good for a 2 stroke victory over Jim Furyk. His calm demeanor and mellow attitude over the four day championship was the talk of the tournament and ultimately his key to […]

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