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How to Find Golf Lessons

Golf lessons are usually available wherever balls are hit and golf is played: driving ranges, public courses, resorts, and private clubs. The price for these lessons typically increases in that same order [more…]

How to Decipher Golf Course Pars and Tee Colors

Golf courses include hints about how you should play them, providing pars for each hole and tee colors in certain areas. The tee colors tell you where you should start your play, based on your skill level [more…]

How to Find the Right Golf Clubs for You

All golfers need to use the right equipment for their body types and physical conditions, including golf clubs that fit their needs. For instance, many manufacturers of golf clubs specialize in creating [more…]

How to Find a Place to Play Golf

Golf is played in three places: at public facilities, at private clubs, and on resort courses. Some courses have only 9 holes, while a few resorts offer half a dozen 18-hole courses, or even more. You [more…]

How to Construct an Effective Golf Swing

Many people think that the most effective way to develop a consistent golf swing is to stand on the range whacking balls until you get it right. But the best way to develop a consistent golf swing is to [more…]

Types of Golf Putters

Because putting is such a crucial part of the game, your putter is the most important weapon you have. Club makers seem to have noticed: They’ve brought out a dizzying array of options. [more…]

How to Find the Correct Golf Putting Grip

Not all putting grips are the same — not even the ones for which you place your right hand below the left in conventional fashion. But what all putting grips have in common is that the palms of both hands [more…]

How to Adopt the Correct Golf Putting Posture

While you crouch over the golf ball to putt, you need to be in the correct position. You should have a slight knee flex in your putting stance. If your knees are locked, you’re straining your back too [more…]

How to Avoid Skying Your Tee Shot in Golf

The skyed tee shot — when the ball goes higher than it goes forward — is a common golfing sight. You usually sky a tee shot by hitting on the top part of the driver, causing an ugly mark to appear [more…]

How to Stop Yourself from Slicing the Golf Ball

Most golfers slice, which means that the ball starts to the left of the target and finishes well to the right. Slicing probably stems from the fact that most players tend to aim to the right of their target [more…]

How to Correct a Hook in Your Golf Swing

Golfers prone to hooks (shots that start right and finish left) tend to have too much hand action and not enough body movement in their golf swings. This drill can help you correct the problem if you tend [more…]

How to Put Some Power in Your Golf Shot

Everyone in the world would like more distance on the ball when they make a golf swing. Some simple tricks can to help you add yardage your to golf shots: [more…]

How to Use the Golf Handicap System

The United States Golf Association constructed the handicap system to level the playing field for everyone. Golf handicap calculations use an esoteric system of “course rating” and something called “slope” [more…]

Online Golf Course Guides

You can take a virtual tour of about a zillion golf courses. Web sites carry descriptions, layouts, and score cards for countless golf courses around the world. From the comfort of your own desk chair, [more…]

How to Improve Your Game with Golf Simulators

Electronic golf simulators have gotten so good that they’re almost as much fun as the real thing. What really sets simulators apart from all other virtual versions of golf is that you get to swing a club [more…]

How to Find a Golf Organization

Wherever you live, you can probably find a golf organization in your area. Some states are more golf-oriented than others, but you’ll find golf schools all over the country — and all over the world. [more…]

How to Find Golf Gear Online

Cyberspace offers a plethora of great golf pro shops selling golf-related gear. Every major manufacturer (and even some unusual minor ones) has a presence on the Web, so don’t hesitate to check out such [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…]

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