If you have ever watched your first shot of the day disappear over the out-of-bounds fence, you have probably wished that you could turn back time and start all over again. Well, in golf, you can do just that, at least sometimes! anyone who has been playing for any length of time will probably know… Read More »What is a Mulligan?
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I freely admit to being a golfing contradiction. Generally a minimalist and yet I go through iron sets faster than changing socks. Love single length and yet don’t have them in the bag. A huge fan of traditional and yet also very keen on tech. I have given up trying to justify all this even… Read More »What are the Coolest Golf Gadgets?
If there is one sport that doesn’t seem to fit in with “modern”, it is golf. Visions of Scotsmen in plus fours and collars playing with hickory clubs well before the advent of anything as recent as the Open championship sit pleasantly in the mind’s eye. Surely golf is golf and its essence hasn’t changed… Read More »What is a Modern Golf Swing?
I was (yet again!) trying to guesstimate just how many iron sets I have been through over the last decade or so ans once again, the count gets a bit hazy after 30 or so! This got me thinking about the total value of these clubs. I then thought about what if I had just… Read More »Buying Luxury Golf Clubs
Golf fitting tends to push people one of two ways. Either it is the only way to play and if your clubs aren’t fit, you are wasting your time. Or it is at best a sort of pseudo-science and at worst next door to witch craft and only good for separating a golfer from his… Read More »How to Fit a Golf Club
It feels like I am writing an article every week on minimalist golf and this isn’t actually far from the truth. It is one my favourite aspects of the game and every time I think I have written everything I want to write, I find something else. So apologies to those who prefer to have… Read More »5 Club Minimalist Golf
Regardless of whether you watch golf on TV, spend all your time at the course, or love hanging around the golf shop, the chances of seeing a steel shafted driver are essentially zero. Twenty years ago, there were still plenty kicking about on tour and certainly in the bags of many average golfers, but today… Read More »Playing with a Steel Driver Shaft
Hitting the ball further is an easy win in terms of playing better golf. Nobody would argue that another 50 yards of the tee would hurt your game. However, a lot of us aren’t really sure just where we are in terms of clubhead speed. We see the numbers from Rory McIlroy or Dustin Johnson… Read More »What is Average Golfer Swing Speed?
I always find it somewhat amusing that distance is perhaps the biggest tool used to sell golf clubs. Not necessarily for drivers where I think distance (under control) is a great idea. A driver which puts me ten yards further without altering my dispersion is never bad in my book. No, the thing that gets… Read More »Golf Club Distances: How Far Should You Hit It?
As is the case for many people, the golf bag tends to become, over time, the equivalent of the back of the sofa. If you dig around a little bit, you never know what you will find. This might be anything from that commemorative pitch mark repairer you won to a half-eaten cereal bar that… Read More »The Joys of a Small Golf Bag