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Putting 101: How To Master The Basics And Putt Like A Pro 0

Posted on November 27, 2022 by John Harris

Whether you’re a new player or have been playing for years, chances are you could use some help improving your game. Putting can be challenging for golfers of all levels; even the best players struggle to consistently hit accurate shots. Instead of thinking that you’re not good enough to putt like a pro, think of it as an opportunity to learn and improve. To be great at anything, you need to practice and make sure you’re always working on your skills. So, read on for some tips to think about in your next training session! 

The Basics 

For all the beginners out there, putting is a golf stroke which is made with a club called a putter. One of the essential skills when putting is ensuring that the putt is lined up; a skilled putter will ensure that the head of the club is aligned to the hole. When putting, the clubhead remains low to the ground, and the ball is hit with a pendulum motion. To control how far the ball goes, the golfer must control the backswing of their club. Hopefully the skills required for putting are a little clearer now, so it’s time to start looking at how any golfer, amateur or pro, can hone their technique. 

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Alignment

Accurate alignment is the most important part of putting. If you’re unaligned, the ball isn’t going to roll in the correct direction. Not only do you need to align the putter, but you also need to focus on your own stance. First, make sure that the sole of the putter is flat on the ground and that the shaft of the putter is leaning slightly towards the target. Once you’ve established this, move your body parallel to the target line. There should be a slight bend in your knees and a forward tilt in your hips. 

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4 Practical Gifts That Golfers Love 2

Posted on November 21, 2021 by Brooke Chaplan

Summertime means golf courses are getting greener and golfers are getting ready to head for the hills. If you are trying to find the perfect gift for a golfer in your life, there are a lot of options available. Here are four practical gifts that are perfect for golf lovers.

1. LED Glow Golf Balls

What could be better for the friend in your life who carries around golf clubs all the time than golf balls that will allow them to practice at any time of the day? Glow-in-the-dark LED golf balls will let any golf fanatic in your life practice at the putting green, in the backyard, or out in the field at all hours of the night. They don’t have to worry that they are going to lose their balls in the dark.

LED golf balls look, feel, and play like typical golf balls. The difference is that when they are struck, the LED light activates and stays activated for 10 minutes. This will give your loved one enough time to track the ball down and are especially useful during foggy weather. These balls have a runtime of approximately 50 hours per ball.

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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 4

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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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Archie Griffin: 2-Time Heisman Winner
      December 11, 2022 | 1:42 pm
      Archie Griffin

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is the only football player ever to capture college football’s top individual award twice.

      As a star running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Archie Griffin claimed the Heisman Trophy during his junior season in 1974 and then was able to repeat the honor the following season.

      Griffin joined the Buckeyes for the 1972 season, which happened to be the first in which freshmen were eligible to play varsity football, and made an immediate impact. After fumbling in his only carry of his first game, Griffin more than made up for it in his second game by rushing for 237 yards against North Carolina. By the end of the season, Griffin had rushed for 867 yards.

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