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How to Know Which Golf Club to Use

To figure out which golf club to use for a particular shot, you need to know the average distance you hit a ball with each golf club in your set. Then, you simply choose the golf club that fits the distance [more…]

How to Set Up Your Golf Swing

To become a golfer, you must master the building blocks of your swing. You need to set up all elements of the swing, from how you hold the club to where you place the golf ball. [more…]

How to Read the Break and Grain of a Golf Green

When you evaluate a golf green that you're going to play, you need to consider the break and the grain of the course. The break is the amount a putt moves from right to left, or left to right, on a green [more…]

How to Use Plumb-Bobbing in Golf

Plumb-bobbing is all about determining where vertical is so that you can see how much break a putt will have. Plumb-bobbing shows the general slope of the green from your ball to the hole. [more…]

How to Chip a Shot in Golf

In golf, chips are short shots played around the greens with any golf club from a 5-iron to a sand wedge. The basic idea is to get the ball on the green and rolling as soon as you can. If you get the ball [more…]

How to Use a Pitch Shot in Golf

Pitch shots in golf, which you play with only your wedges and 9-iron, require some wrist action. So, when you make a pitch shot, you need to figure out how long your swing should be and how fast. [more…]

How to Hit a Golf Ball That's Buried in Sand

Unfortunately, when you hit your golf ball into a bunker (a golf course hazard filled with sand, also called a sand trap), sometimes the ball plugs (embeds itself in the sand so that only part of it is [more…]

How to Hit Out of Divots on a Golf Course

Your golf ball occasionally finishes in a hole made by someone who previously hit a shot from the same spot and forgot to replace the grass. These holes are known as [more…]

How to Hit a Golf Ball in Strong Winds

When conditions are rough on the golf course because of high wind, scores go up. You have to be ready for that occurrence. If you're facing strong winds on the course, don’t panic if you start off badly [more…]

How to Play Golf in the Rain

Playing golf in the rain creates a number of challenges. A golf course changes significantly in the rain. You need to adjust your game accordingly. When you plan to play in the rain, be [more…]

How to Improve Your Golf Game with a Few First-Tee Strategies

The best golf players start every round with a plan for how they’re going to approach the course. This brief overview of “tactical golf” gives you three common situations; you’ll come across each one at [more…]

How to Follow Proper Golf Etiquette

In golf, unlike almost any of the trash-talking sports you can watch on TV, sportsmanship is paramount. Golf is an easy game to cheat at, so every player is on his or her honor. But golf also has its own [more…]

How to Keep Score during a Golf Game

Scoring in golf allows you to easily see how you’re doing. Every course you play has a score card that tells you each hole’s length, its par, and its rating relative to the other holes. You fill in your [more…]

How to Play Penalty Shots in Golf

Penalty shots are an unfortunate part of every golfer’s life. You may find yourself in a variety of penalty situations during a game of golf. Here are the most common ones: [more…]

How to Establish Your Golf Swing Plane

The swing plane, at its most basic, is the path your golf club’s shaft follows when you swing. Swing plane can get complicated — especially if you want to cover all the possible variations in the plane [more…]

Ten Essential UK Golf Rules

In the UK, follow these essential golf rules on the green – they’re pretty simple once you’ve got into the swing of things (sorry, the opportunity was irresistible). [more…]

Golf Etiquette Basics

Grasping all the relevant do's and don'ts of golf takes time. So you're comfortable on any golf course and with any player, use this list as a good start for the rules of golf etiquette. [more…]

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…]

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…]

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