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How to Score Common Golf Penalty Shots

A stray shot in golf is frustrating, but it happens to the best golfers. Where the ball is hit makes a difference in how it is played and scored. Take a look at these common golf penalty shots and how [more…]

Business Golf Outing Do's and Don'ts

Golf outings are an increasingly popular way of conducting business while having fun. Unfortunately, sometimes people invited to these outings don't know the rules for conducting themselves on the course [more…]

Golf Rules & Etiquette For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before you hit the course to play a round of golf, for fun or for business, or to attend a golf tournament as a spectator, make sure you're familiar with the basic rules of golf etiquette expected by players [more…]

Knowing Which Golf Club to Use for Which Golf Shot

The sheer variety of golf clubs you need can be overwhelming; after you have all the clubs you need and you hit the golf course, how do you know which club to use for each shot? The following table gives [more…]

Essential Items You Need in Your Golf Bag

Golf bags aren’t just for holding clubs; like any sport, golf requires other essential equipment and helpful items that make your game a little easier. Here are the essentials for stocking your golf bag [more…]

Understanding Golf Scoring Language

Golf has its own language, and its scoring lingo can be especially puzzling to understand. If understanding golf scores seems like a foreign language, the following table of golf scoring terms can help [more…]

How to Score Golf Penalty Shots

Penalty shots (and their effects on the score) are an unfortunate part of golf for most golfers. Scoring golf penalty shots can be confusing, so the following table helps you adjust your score and shoot [more…]

Making Typical Golf Bets

Betting is a part of most golfers’ typical outings; the extra competitive spirit of making bets contributes to the game can make golf that much more fun. Here are some bets you typically see on the course [more…]

Golf For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Even if you’re new to golf, you can still look and act like you know what you’re doing. Making sure you have the right equipment in your bag and making intelligent decisions about which club to use can [more…]

Top Ten Golf Rules to Know in Australia and New Zealand

A good golfer will know the rules of golf, even those that seem obscure. Here’s a run-down of the most important rules of golf to keep in mind when playing in Australia and New Zealand, with thanks to [more…]

Golf Etiquette

Golfers show their respect for the game, the course and their fellow players through commonly accepted rules of golf etiquette. Here are some basic tips to help you get the most from your day on the green [more…]

Ten Timeless Golf Tips

Bad golf habits are hard to break. Here’s a list of the ten most common faults seen on the golf course, and how you can work on overcoming them and perfecting your golf game: [more…]

Golf For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australia/New Zealand Edition)

Rules rule golf. For an enjoyable day on the green, golfers have to remember the essential laws of golf and follow golf etiquette. But even if you’ve mastered those, there are always ways to perfect your [more…]

A Trio of Golf Games to Practice Putting

Putting practice certainly sharpens a golfer's skills, but all that practice can become boring. Incorporate skill games into putting practice to keep it fresh. Golfers can fine-tune their skills alone [more…]

A Sample Practice Schedule for Golfers

A practice schedule can help motivate golfers to adhere to practice—and thereby improve their golf games. Golf practice is important because the sport requires skills that don't come naturally to most [more…]

Warming Up before Hitting the Golf Course

A warm-up up at the golf course isn't the same as a golf practice session. Warming up includes stretching, getting a feel for the golf club, making ball contact, and building confidence; it takes place [more…]

Golf All-in-One For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The best way to improve your golf game is to practice. Two common obstacles to practicing golf are finding the time to take some golf swings and overcoming the boredom of repetition. Never fear. A few [more…]

How to Align a Golf Ball for a Putt

Putting starts with alignment. You know you need to get the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible. The trick is knowing how to do that. You improve your putting when you know where to aim the [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

How to Putt a Golf Ball at the Right Speed

Hit a golf ball too hard on a putt, and it zooms past the cup. Hit a ball too softly, and it creeps toward the hole with no hope of dropping in. The right speed of a golf ball on a putt can make the difference [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

How to Make Long Golf Putts

In golf, long putts are a test of your feel for pace. Nothing more. When you have to hit a long putt, focus on smoothness, rhythm, and timing — all the things that foster control over the distance a ball [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

How to Make Short Golf Putts

To really hone your golf skills when it comes to short putts (called knee-knockers), pressure is the key. You must create a situation in which missing that short putt hurts. You have to care about the [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

Ten Ways to Have More Fun at Golf

Golf is supposed to be a fun game, but often it’s more frustrating than anything else. Mistakes lead to frustration, but you can easily avoid common golf errors. Here are ten tips to keep you from suffering [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

How to Mirror Great Golf Swings

You watch golf pros make amazing swings every weekend, and you want to swing like they do. But can you? Yes! If you study another person’s swing long enough and then practice what you observe, you, too [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

How to Hit the Golf Ball on Hill Lies

Not many golf courses are flat. Every now and again, you need to hit a shot off a slope. The ball may be below or above your feet. Both positions are sidehill lies. [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

How to Warm Up Your Golf Swing before a Game

Showing up early (a half-hour to an hour before tee time) leaves golfers time to tune their swings and strokes before the game starts for real. In your golf-swing warm-up, you’re only going to hit some [more…]

Part of the Series: Companion Content from the E-Book Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies
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