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How To Practice Your Swing Without Going To The Golf Course 2

Posted on April 30, 2021 by John Harris

As most golfers do, you can practice and master your swing even when you are at home.

However, people cannot go back to the course yet as they continue to face the most significant challenge yet due to the coronavirus pandemic – staying at home.

Playing golf needs a comprehensive course, and that’s one requirement most golfers couldn’t have unless you are a mad keen golfer like Justin Timberlake. The extended lockdown periods also avert movement and public gatherings as much as possible to avoid further spread of the coronavirus.

Although it is an open-air sport, golf courses and the way to get there pose different risks to its players. For now, focus on having an indoor physical routine to improve your swing. You can follow these bits of advice to achieve that.

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Tiger Woods: A Retrospective 0

Posted on March 03, 2021 by Susan Melony

A few days ago, those who turned on ESPN watched as it became the all-Tiger-Woods network. The channel temporarily shelved shows like Around the Horn. In their place were images of a rental vehicle flipped over on its back and shattered glass strewn across a wooded clearing.

Tiger Woods was in that rented vehicle, driving down a California road, when he lost control and flew into the trees. It was a single-car accident. Early reports indicated that he would live, though reporters spoke in hushed tones about his suspected broken legs.

Many thought about the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash from last year, which claimed not only Bryant’s life but also that of his teenage daughter, Gianna. As it became clear that Woods would live, you could almost hear the sports world take a unified sigh of relief.   

As Woods recovers, now is as good of a time as any to think about what he means to golf and the sports world as a whole.

What Sports Mean

Getting away from Woods for a moment, we should go over what sports mean within our society. Think of this statistic: about 21.5 million children between age 6 and 17 years old play team sports.

Golf is not a team sport, but you get the idea. Sports are a widespread pastime, and with good reason. Kids that play them often do better in school, and they get fresh air and exercise. They are less likely to have obesity issues.

It’s not surprising at all, then, when kids idolize sports stars. They see individuals doing the same thing that they do, but at a higher level. They see adults playing a game and making millions of dollars.

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Athletic Wear Made For On And Off The Golf Course 2

Posted on December 29, 2020 by Peter Martel

Are you perfect in swing and an admirable putter, but lack when it comes to the matching golf wear? If yes, you are in for a treat; here, we will introduce you to some well-known golf apparel brands and authentic style. Let’s get started to add some stylish athletic wear in your wardrobe for the golf course. Get ready to get overpowered with some interesting golf wear ideas.

The right dressing for the golf course

As you embark to another 18-hole adventure, do it in style. Athletic wear will not only create a distinct and attractive identity for yourself on the course but will also make you feel relaxed as you stretch your arms and legs.

While most golf clubs do prescribe the golf attire, however, you have the freedom to deviate a little and create a signature style for your own, something that gets you noticed and draws everyone’s attention.

Shirts

Well tucked collared or polo neck shirts are suggested, even if you are at the course as a spectator. For ladies, the sleeveless shirts are appropriate on hot summer days. Avoid oversized shirts that may look sloppy. Also, ladies to dodge tank tops or the ones that show cleavage.

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How to Improve Your Golf Game Throughout the Winter 2

Posted on December 16, 2020 by Peter Martel

Golfers usually cool off their feet during the colder months in the winter. Well, this can be a challenging time for all of them as all the good hard work earned over the course seem to get rolled back. Considering this problem, how about bringing the entire golf course in the home?

Continuing the swing

Due to a lack of consistency, some golfers face a problem with the swing. Practicing the swing is of great importance which can be done in the home or garden. There are different tools available that can help in the development of swing’s timing and mechanics. More you master the swing better golfer you become.

Investing in a putter ball game

This is the best choice when it comes to playing golf while being inside the home. Instead of going for a full-size golf mat, a putter golf game can be exciting. They are a lot affordable than full-size golf mats available in the market. In putter ball games these are called boards. These boards are foldable and can be stored anywhere in your room. The best part is, putter ball games are realistic and thus, can provide the best practicing feedback.

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How Long Do Golf Clubs Last? 0

Posted on November 22, 2020 by Justin Ronald

Golf clubs get to a point where you need to repair or replace them. Therefore, if you are an avid golfer, you will notice your golf club deteriorates quality, warranting a replacement. You may start to notice that it does not work as it should and is starting to cost you the game. At this point, you may need to replace it. But, before it gets there, you need to understand how long golf clubs last to manage your expectations. 

The lifespan of most golf clubs on the market can be anywhere from three years to a lifetime with minimal repairs. This is just a simple guide as the longevity of your golf club depends on how frequently you play and how you take care of yours.

Like other sports tools, golf clubs wear over time. However, it is essential to note that a specific golf club can wear quicker than another model. This got to show that the overall quality of the club while new is also a determining factor.

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Magical Memories from the Masters’ Recent History 0

Posted on November 10, 2020 by John Harris

The Masters holds a special place in the heart of many golf fans. As far as the four major championships go, the Augusta showpiece is the one with the most history, tradition, and memories, making it an event to look forward to for all sport enthusiasts each year.

This year, the Masters will look somewhat different, due to the fact that the tournament is being held in the autumn for the first time. This is because the coronavirus pandemic meant the original spring dates for the Augusta major could not be fulfilled. It will be an interesting spectacle, and already golf fans are eagerly examining the US Masters golf odds to try and pick their winners.

To celebrate the return of the Masters after such a long wait, we’ve compiled a few of the competition’s most magical memories from the last ten years.

2010: Phil Mickelson’s third title

Phil Mickelson, even now at the age of 50, is one of the biggest names in golf, and his rivalry with Tiger Woods over the years kept millions of sports fans on the edge of their seats. In 2010, Mickelson made it a hat-trick of Masters titles, by holding off the challenges of Lee Westwood and Anthony Kim to shoot a bogey-free final round and secure a memorable third win at Augusta.

2013: Adam Scott becomes Australia’s first champion

Three years later, there were celebrations Down Under as Adam Scott became the first Australian to win the Masters. He had to do it the hard way, winning a nail-biting play-off against Argentina’s Ángel Cabrera after both men finished nine-under par. But it was Scott who held his nerve in the end, birdieing the second play-off hole to claim an emotional victory.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Al Bumbry: From Bronze Star to AL Rookie of the Year
      May 31, 2021 | 2:21 pm

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month won a Bronze Star in Vietnam before going on to win American League Rookie of the Year honors and playing 14 seasons in the Major Leagues.

      Though only 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, Al Bumbry was a four-year basketball player at Virginia State College (now University). The school restarted its baseball program during his career and Bumbry hit .578 during his senior season to earn notice from the Baltimore Orioles, who picked him in the 11th round of the MLB Draft.

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