Unless you are living under a rock you have almost certainly heard a little of the biggest story in golf over the last couple of months. Namely, Bryson Dechambeau and his unique swing and club set up. He plays all his irons at the same length (37.5 inches) If you aren’t a regular golfer, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. Seems logical, doesn’t it? For the rest of the golfing population, Bryson has just told us that the earth is flat after all. So what is it all about? Does his unique set up really work? Should you try it to improve your game?
The number of companies that thrive in the golf equipment industry could be counted on your fingers (even if you are missing a couple!) This space is basically dominated by a couple of big names like Ping, Callaway, Nike golf and Taylormade. These companies are the ones you find in big box stores as well as advertised through the various professional tours.
Of course, there are plenty of others out there, but they aren’t part of the big hitters in golf. Even someone like Wilson, one of the biggest companies in sports, doesn’t rely on golf to make a living.
The world of youtube golf is big and getting bigger all the time. There are some fantastic instruction videos, tips, news and reviews. However, when I tune in to the internet, my favourite viewing is without doubt a course vlog and James Pickard one of the people I enjoy watching the most.
There is a lot of good content to choose from, but anything on the Buzzagolf channel is always great and James is a channel regular.
From his opinions on this year’s Majors to Rory’s putting woes as well as everything from his thoughts on the rule book and losing to Mark Crossfield (!) , James was great value in this interview. He is one of the friendliest guys you could hope to chat with and was happy to tell me about his future projects online.
Distance, especially with the driver, is one of the driving forces in the golf market. Clubs are sold on the distance they generate. Check out the ads for any recent range of clubs and you will find distance placed squarely front and center. In fact, if you want to guarantee that your latest range flops, try selling it as ‘slightly shorter than all the rest’ (then start clearing your desk while you wait!)
It is a well-known fact that the vast majority of internet golfers regularly shoot under par from the tips, need xx-stiff shafts in all their clubs (including the putter!) and are just keeping their game sharp until they get a shot on tour. However, in the real world, this isn’t the case. An oft-cited statistic says that most people who golf won’t break 100, never mind breaking 80. This is probably true if we include those who pick up their clubs once a year at most on a golf day at work. For those of us who play regularly or semi-regularly, we can fix our sites a little higher.
I am a fairly typical golfer in lots of ways. Although I spend a lot of time researching and writing about golf, I don’t actually get to the course as often as I would like. Even in season, I might not actually hit a club in anger for two weeks. This can make my swing a little rusty and my ball-striking……well, “inconsistent” is probably the kindest word!
This means that I love anything that can help me get a bit of practice in at home. I have given a fair bit of thought to putting as I explained here. But how can I improve my full swing without getting to the course? With The Net Return practice net, I think I may actually have found the answer.
Playing golf can be the ideal way to reduce stress and relax. You are outside, in the fresh air and most of the time, in beautiful surroundings. It is also the perfect way to spend time with friends and acquaintances or even do a little business.
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However, it can also cause its fair share of heartache as you land in the bunker again or see that snap hook off the tee heading straight towards the out of bounds marker..
The putting green is the area on the golf course where the majority of the pressure to succeed is applied. This part of your game either makes or breaks your score. In fact, I am willing to bet that this is the place where most people learn to swear. Nothing is more frustrating than hitting a couple of perfect shots then three-putting!
You will often hear that a good short game is the key to shaving strokes off your score. Whilst it is true that keeping it in play off the tee and hitting a few more greens will make a difference, holing more putts is always going to make the biggest dent when you look to take a few shots off that card. Just imagine going from 36 putts to 32, for example. There aren’t a lot of areas that will cut four shots in one go.
John Feinstein called golf “a good walk spoiled.” Feinstein here alludes to the ease with which a beautiful round of golf can descend into an afternoon of frustration and irritation. Nothing will spoil a good walk more than a bad round of golf.
So, how can you ensure that your next round of golf won’t end up with you throwing your clubs into the river? Innumerable products are on the market all purporting to be the secret answer to one of sport’s greatest challenges: the golf swing. Most over-promise and make claims that no product alone could produce. But some are certainly helpful and useful for analyzing, learning, and practicing your swing to improve your techniques.
In this article, we’ll examine one such product: the Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer. The Zepp Golf 2 3D Swing Analyzer was the winner for the “Best Swing and Game Analyzers” at Golf Digest in 2016 (http://www.golfdigest.com/story/best-golf-swing-and-game-analyzers). With this Zepp review, we’ll take a look at what this analyzer can offer you and help you decide whether this golf swing analyzer is right for you.
Tired of ending up in the water, off the fairway, or in sand bunkers? Who isn’t!? Every golfer knows that the key to a successful round of golf depends not so much in the equipment, as it does in the technique. But the perfect swing feels like an elusive creature that’s always hiding just around the bend.
Manufacturers of golf equipment or general sporting equipment have produced an impressive array of products aimed at helping you improve your golf swing. But not all gadgets are equal. Which ones will actually make a difference to your game and help you enjoy your time on the course more? which ones are just making a hole in your wallet? In this article, we’ll examine the 3Bays GSA (Golf Swing Analyzer) and give you all the information you need to decide if this is the right digital device to reduce your golf score.
It is a pretty common belief that the sooner you start hitting the little white ball, the better you can potentially become. Everyone knows about Tiger smashing it aged two, right? Of course, for every tour pro who was given his first club before he could walk, there are hundreds who never want to see a golf course again after being taken there daily by pushy parents as kids or being told to swing in front of the mirror every day after school.