Monday, 26 July 2010

Are you the average golfer?

Well first what is the average golfer – does any body knows? We all have different heights, glove sizes and swing speed, to mention but three elements that will effect how your clubs and ball will react when they come into contact with each other.

Each manufacture has their own view what is average too, so it is fairly unlikely that all the standard clubs in a shop will be the ideal for you. To overcome this you need to consider custom fitting. This is important no matter your handicap and it should cost you no more.

The elements that will be taken into account during custom fitting will include shaft length and flex, lie angle and grip size. Visit this custom fit site for more information.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Putting plays key role at 2010 Open

We forecasted that putting and putters would play a big part at the Open this year owing to the vast size of the greens at St Andrews – the largest being about an acre. Poulter commented that much of his game had been on form but his putting had been “abysmal”. Similarly for Woods, who tried out a new putter the first for 11 years, he too had little luck with few balls dropping. This resulted in him changing his putter for the final round.

Louis Oosthuizen, on the other hand, smiled his way around the course with a putter that performed all week. And the logo on his hat - Ping - gave it all away. He has been using Redwood Anser, a series that includes D66, Piper, Zing, ZB. The range is named after Redwood City, Pings birthplace. They are 100% milled from 303 stainless steel and offered in two finishes: Black Nickel or Black Satin. They are putters for those looking for classic lines and great performance.

Check out the Ping putter range – there will be one for you from as little as £59.99!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Thinking of taking up golf?

The Open at St Andrews this week, and what a week it’s been - high winds, heavy squally showers then sunshine, will once again stimulate many a potential golfer to consider taking up the sport. And why not, golf unlike many other sports has a lot of unique factors going for it. Although Mark Twain once famously said that golf was a good walk spoilt, there must be something more that attracts both young and old into the sport.

Yes, it certainly gets you out in the fresh air for a walk of about three miles, which can vary from flat meadowland to steep rugged terrain. Now if that seem as a bit daunting then of late golfers of all ages have taken to using an electric trolley. This gives them the advantages of the walk but without the strain of carrying a heavy bag. But which ever way you choose its good exercise, all year round in lovely countryside – just what the doctor ordered!

Possibly one of its unique features is that people of all ages, genders and abilities can compete against each other, owing to the handicap system. This enables friends and colleagues to get the excitement of competition but on equal terms. This aside, age is by no means a barrier, clearly demonstrated by Tom Watson, now sixty, as runner up in last years Open Championship at Turnberry. A wise old head accounts for a lot!

The game, courses and equipment are always evolving too. A decade or two ago the ball tended to be hit along the ground, unlike to day where the ball is more frequently in the air, leading to the spectacular drives seen on the Tour. The courses themselves have also had to change their spots in order to maintain their challenge. The modification to the world famous Road Hole at St Andrews being a typical example where an extra 40 yards have been added to sharpen its teeth. Many of these changes result from the massive investment in technology made by the major golfing brands such as Ping, TaylorMade and Titleist. These have not only made Tour player performance more spectacular but have also made the game far more interesting and less demanding for the beginner in their early stages.

If you are a beginner or know someone that would like to take up the sport, Greatvaluegolf's Golf Guides are a usefull link for you to follow up.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Just Launches - Powakaddy TOUCH n GO

TOUCH ‘n’ GO is Powakaddy’s innovative method for speed control. It has no buttons or knobs, like other electric golf trolleys on the market, simply a touch sensitive handle, which slide forwards and backwards to control speed.

Read on for more information on the Powakaddy TOUCH

Monday, 12 July 2010

The 2010 Open

Whoever wins, at St Andrews perhaps more than on other championship courses, the old adage that you drive for show but putt for dough is truer than ever. The trusty putter is the most used club in all golfers’ bags, and the Old Course contains some of the largest greens in the world, with seven shared between holes – the shared green covering the 5th and the 13th is actually estimated to be THE largest in the world, at over 100 yards from front to back. At more than an acre in total size, it would take the average greenkeeper an hour and a half to trim into to shape with a mower! To help both pros and club golfers alike there is a great choice of putters to help cut down on putts and for the Open avoid long walks!

Read on for more information on the Open

Top tip

Ball flies left to right, a slice – created by not releasing or rolling the hands over on impact and during the follow through.

Practice swinging with your feet and knees together to encourage your shoulders and hips to rotate. A movement that help close the club face at impact.

Alternatively if the problem is with your drive you may benefit from draw weighting or for irons greater offset.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Need a new golf driver

Here's part of a great article - its recommended reading!
When choosing a golf driver there’s so much more to think about than the latest clubhead design - ‘hot’ faces and on-the-legal-limit head sizes; multi-material heads and moveable weights. Less glamorous aspects such as getting the right loft, shaft flex and grip are just as important in matching a driver to your game - enabling you to gain extra yards off the tee, without sacrificing accuracy.

Read on for more information on golf drivers

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