Breaking 100 for the first time seems like a long time ago. I have been through breaking 90, then breaking 80 and one day it would be nice to finally break 70 (but I am not holding my breath!) This being said, it can be easy to forget the struggles of getting a score with… Read More »Golf How to Break 100
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
I’d like to hit my driver ten yards shorter said no golfer ever. If you want to guarantee a flop in the golf industry, tell your average player that your new club will cost him some distance. Although the quest for distance is actually not always as straightforward as the marketing men would have you… Read More »How to Hit the Golf Ball Far
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
I am a fairly passionate golfer. You might even call me obsessed given that I spend a lot of times reading and writing about golf. I don’t actually spend as much time on the course as you might think though. In the Summer, I certainly golf more but it is not actually that uncommon for… Read More »How to Practice Golf at Home
In the world of the golf advertising executive, distance is king. I would guess that the fastest way to lose your job in that particular role would be to push the “slightly shorter than last year’s model” tagline. While distance is certainly overrated as an absolute, knowing how far you hit your clubs is crucial… Read More »Golf Club Distance Calculator
Unless you took up golf in the last two decades, the idea of choosing one shaft over another was not really something that anyone every asked. As a junior, I have literally no idea what was in my clubs. I had certainly never seen graphite, even in a driver, and I was probably swinging the… Read More »Steel vs Graphite Shaft: Which to Choose?
I was watching a video recently that showed Bryson Dechambeau cutting a huge corner off a par five by hitting directly over water. He basically turned a par 5 into a drive and a pitch. His bulking up and distance increase has been widely documented but it got me thinking about pro golfers swing speed.… Read More »Pro Golfers Swing Speed: How Fast?
I received an interesting question by email this week (thanks Manuel!) about face path/angle. In fact, this wasn’t exactly what was asked, but it essentially brought up a common misconception that connects how the club sits at address and impact and particularly what effect this has on the direction of the ball. It comes back… Read More »Golf Club Lie Angle Explained:Face Direction and Divots
Golf is a game that is driven by advertising in many ways. We buy the latest driver because Taylormade or Callaway tell us their new technology will give us another 10 yards. Those new irons have a 17% larger sweet spot. These new zip grooves increase spin by 500 revs. This might (or might not)… Read More »A Distance Chart for Hybrid Golf Clubs