save money at twilight
They say a bad day on the golf course beats any good day at work so after work, get out for a round of golf by yourself or with your buddies. Playing golf after work lets you reset your mind, especially after a hard day at the office. Nothing beats office politics better than a refreshing round of golf. When playing a round of golf after 5pm, ask about twilight rates. Or if you wish to eat an early dinner then play, ask about super twilight rates. Most golf courses offer substantial savings for rounds played in non-prime hours. And most often, you get the whole course to yourself so you can take your time and not get rushed by the marshal.
lpga fan site launched
Fans of the LPGA know it is different out there. Find out how different it is from the PGA tour. Follow your favorite players like Lydia Ko, Michelle Wie, Cristie Kerr and more. Check out the new website we launched.
When it comes to hole-in-ones, some people have one, two or a few while others are still waiting for their first one. Read about how a lucky golfer in Calgary got 2 in the same week.
shirt not tucked in?
Some golf clubs in the country require their guests to tuck their shirts in. One club that enforces this rule is the Richmond Country Club in Vancouver, BC. Thanks to performance apparel manufacturers, there is now pants that help the golfer from being ejected from the club. G-Mac McTech trousers have shirt-gripping technology to keep your shirt in your pants.
Let the 3-wood save your game
If you are playing a round of golf and you discover that you are slicing or hooking with your driver, don't break down and cry. Instead reach for your 3-wood and tee it up slightly off the ground (ie. half an inch). Make a smooth but deliberate swing and play your game. With a 3-wood, you should hit more fairways and get your confidence back.
playing in the mornings
Playing early in morning lets you have the whole day to do other things but the air is cold and you have to wear a light sweater or a lined windshirt. Restrictive clothing is the No. 1 cause for restricted swings that translates to lost distance. Try this. Wear a golf shirt, solar sleeves and a short-sleeve windshirt. The windshirt and sleeves will keep you warm but not get in the way of your swing. When it gets warm enough, take off the windshirt or sleeves.
Let your Lifeline sink more putts
Most of us have changed our putter grips to the oversized ones but have you changed the way you hold your putter? If not, you should read this.
According to Dave Pelz, you should hold the putter so that the grip follows the lifeline of your left hand. This will help strengthen your grip and prevent your left wrist from breaking down. Try it and you will sink more putts.
Does your swing hurt?
Golf is no fun when you hurt. You swing back and as you start your downswing, you feel a sharp pain on your lower back. It is like someone had just jabbed you with a knife. The pain is so intense that you practically cripples your swing. If your body hurts anywhere, the best thing you can do is to stop golfing. Give yourself a rest and don't continue straining your body.
Playing golf should not hurt. If it does, it is because your body isn't up to it. There are muscles that you use in golf that doesn't get used in other activities. These muscles don't get worked on and don't get strengthened by themselves. When you swing, these muscles get called upon and when your body can't deliver, the smaller muscles next to them steps up and tries to fill their place. The problem with that is these smaller muscles cannot bear the brute force of your swing so they get stretched beyond their means. Constant stretching and tensing of muscles will eventually lead to pain.
The answer is simple. Before playing golf, train your muscles so that when you have to use these muscles, your body will be ready. Take up a body training program and strengthen those unused muscles. Motivate yourself by believing that you don't want to hurt when you swing your club. Pain is usually a good motivator for self-improvement. If you are interested in a great program to work on these muscles, we recommend the LOW PAIN PROGRAM. It's simple instructions to follow and you can start it now before the golf season begins in your area.
what the pros wear
Have you ever seen Jordan Spieth sweat? Jordan is one of the coolest golfers on the PGA Tour and he wears an Under Armour Coolswitch cap that has a special sweatband that absorbs sweat from his forehead. This is great on hot days because it keeps sweat from dripping into your eyes or sunglasses. Look for Jordan Spieth's logo on the back of the cap.
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Tour players who hit it a mile knows how to get maximum distance out of their drives. They put a draw in their swing and drive it 300+ yards. You can too with these tips. Read more
How to get a Selfie and Autograph at a Golf Tournament
The #1 way to get a selfie and autograph of a PGA or LPGA player is to attend a practice round or Pro-Am. These days are usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday and are prior to the opening round. Cameras and cellphones are allowed but no video cameras.
Best Places to Wait for an Autograph
At a practice round or Pro-Am event, it is best to bring a Sharpie or permanent marker and something to write on. Here are the best places to stand and wait for your favourite player.
How Not to Get an Autograph
If you are planning to get an autograph from your favourite player, don't bring a golf ball because a lot of players will not sign it. The reason is because they don't want to risk signing a ball they do not endorse.
We all know that golf is a game of feel and according to Brandt Snedeker, a golf grip is the lifeline to our clubs. He plays with a thinner grip so that he can get a better feel of the club. He chooses to have new grips put on his clubs every year and he prefers Lamkin grips. He likes it thinner because he has active hands and likes to work the ball. More on regripping...
How to Begin Playing Golf
If you are starting out with golf, be sure to check out our feature page on 'How to Buy Beginner Clubs'. We break it down and tell you how to save money from the start.