As a golfer, notions like par, handicap or gross and net scores are things we use every time we play. From the new golfer or non-golfer’s perspective, these terms can be quite strange. I tried to explain to a non-golfing friend the other day how to understand scoring in golf and I realised that stuff… Read More »how to Understand Scoring in Golf
Information about golf from equipment to the players themselves. Helpful tips and advice on improving your golf game in all sorts of ways and looking at some of the trends in the game today.
Depending on where you are in the world, you might be in the same boat as me. The weather is still hot but the rain is showing its face. In another month or two, humid conditions are going to be the norm. While I certainly don’t mind this, it does present a practical problem or… Read More »How to Dry Out Golf Grips
Most golfers will hit a fat or thin shot or two every round. A lot of us will probably slip a hook or fade in there at some point too. While none of this is good and won’t exactly leave us smiling, rarely does it have the same effect as one other type of shot.… Read More »Is Shanking the Worst Shot in Golf?
How long is a piece of string? Trying to find a simple answer to the question “what is an average golf score?” fits firmly in the piece of string category. What do we mean? My average score? Tiger’s average? The average of all the golfers who play the game? Should we count just official competition… Read More »What is an Average Golf Score?
If you watch PGA golfers, especially in slow motion, there is something deeply satisfying about seeing that ball first contact followed by a beaver pelt divot being cut away after the ball. It just seems like the mark of a good golfer. Ball first, divot after. As a golfer who doesn’t take huge divots, I… Read More »Do Divots Matter?
“I wish my wedges would spin a bit less” said no golfer ever! The shot from the golfer on TV that hits the green, jumps forward a couple of feet then sucks back five yards or more also elicits a round of applause and admiring gasps from the crowd and thoughts of ‘I wish I….’… Read More »How to Regroove Wedges
As most people who know me, especially my family, will agree, I am not a dedicated follower of fashion! Golf is as subject as the rest of the fashion industry to brands, designers and changing looks but I can’t say it has ever bothered me. I have a more practical approach to on-course clothing but… Read More »What to Wear When Golfing
Looking back over a lot of things I have written, I realise that a majority is addressed to men. I will generally say ‘he’ or even talk about things which might be of more interest to male golfers (distance, shaft choices etc) There is certainly no deliberate male bias here and I believe that almost… Read More »Beginning Golf for Women
Picking the right golf ball for your game is part art, part science. Some of us prefer something a little firmer off the club face whereas others like the feeling of a softer ball that seems to stay for a second or two longer in contact with the putter. However, there is no doubt that… Read More »Golf Ball Compression vs Swing Speed Chart
If distance is the key to selling drivers, forgiveness is probably top of the list for irons. After all, most golfers (apart from me!) prefer to keep the butter knives in the kitchen and have something in the bag that actually helps them. This is where it gets tricky though. What is forgiveness in golf?… Read More »What is Forgiveness in Golf?