I have tried some ‘interesting’ stuff with my golf equipment over the years. Three wood shaft in the driver? Check. 30 grams of lead tape on my seven iron? Playing with four chippers? Check and check. Mainly, I do this to see what it is like. It is all well and good spouting off about… Read More »The Driver Hybrid: The Next Step in Golf Tech?
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A lot of golfers dream of playing to single figures. I know that I did and as I headed down from bogey player to playing off the back tees (15.4 at my club) towards 12, I went from wondering what single figure handicap golf was to understanding what it really took. I have been a… Read More »What Does an 8 Handicap Golfer Look Like?
I friend at work asked me recently about getting his son started playing golf. As a non-golfer, it isn’t always obvious knowing how to get yourself or someone else into the game. I explained to him that a lot of clubs over here do what they call golf schools and organise regular sessions for kids… Read More »What is the Easiest Golf Club to Hit for Beginners?
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?
After recently writing about the bump and run and how it is an underused shot for most golfers, I realised that most of us should probably take this a step further. If a shot that gets the ball running sooner with less loft and a more consistent swing is good, surely more of the same… Read More »Putting From Off the Green
The short game is one area of golf that has almost endless possibilities. In fact, if you put ten different golfers in the same place round the green, you might well get ten different shots. Even professional golfers will see the same shot in different ways. One might play a flop shot whereas another will… Read More »Hitting the Bump and Run
Let me just get this out there: I love playing in a Texas Scramble. In fact, it might be the only sort of ‘official’ competition I play at all nowadays. It ticks all the boxes as far as what I am looking for currently. So what exactly is it and what makes it so much… Read More »The Texas Scramble: My (Current) Favourite Game
Golf is a game of possibilities. Lay up or take on a forced carry? Fly it to the flag or run it up the green? Nowhere is this more obvious than when you play the longest holes on a course. What is the best way to play a par five? The answer is obviously ‘it… Read More »What is the Best Way to Play a Par Five?
The driver, along with the putter, can be the most divisive club in the bag. Some golfers love it and can’t wait to get it out of the bag. Others will do anything to avoid it. Many of us will move from one category to another other their golfing lifetime. This is the case for… Read More »Picking a Golf Driver Replacement