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Author: Phil

Golf tips and tricks that will be useful for women

Learning how to play golf can be quite exhausting. There are so many rules and lessons you need to learn. I think that is farther exacerbated when you’re a woman. Most golfers are men, and by default, most tutorials or articles online apply to them, not women. That can make your life as a golfer quite difficult if you’re a lady and like to learn on your own. Of course, there are always teachers that you can turn to, but some people like to gain knowledge by themselves. Not only that, but there are many more problems that women golfers have to deal with when they’re trying to get into golf. If you’re a woman and have tried to get started with this sport, you are probably aware of all the obstacles that stand in our way. I certainly am, and that’s why i decided to write this tutorial. I want to make things simpler for women golfers.

When learning to play golf, first and most important thing you must learn is proper grip technique. Without it, you’ll be unable to properly hold a golf club and even worse, you won’t be able to swing it as you should. Petite size of most women, as compared to males, also means that any errors we make during the swing is largely exacerbated. That’s why i think that all golfers and women especially, should have good knowledge of basic golf moves. By that, i mean : how to stand, how to swing a golf club, and so on. There are lots of ways to learn these things, two of the most obvious and effective being : by practice and by taking golf lessons. I personally improved my golfing skills by combination of these two, and can attest to effectiveness of this approach. Golf lessons are not that expensive, and they can be made even cheaper by looking for discount offers on deal websites like Groupon.

One more thing that you’ll need help to improve is your stance. When it comes to swinging a golf club, having proper posture is extremely important. Design of golf club itself is also important, but it’s importance is secondary. To find good golf clubs for women, read this article  about women’s golf clubs on GolfClubsGuru.  Without having good posture, your shots will be inconsistent and results will leave much to be desired. When it comes to posture, most common advice is to stand straight and not curve your back. That is wrong, because the optimal stance of a golfer depends on said golfer’s physical condition. Once you figure out your stance though, every other part of your golf game might fall into place. Once again, golf lessons can be very helpful to get basic understanding of what you need to do, but practice is actually what perfects this skill. I’ve been playing golf for few years now, and i’m proud to say that my posture is much better than what it was when i had just started.

Golf club tips for beginners

Golf is undoubtedly one of the most fun sports to ever exist. It’s slow and relaxed pace of playing especially correlates well with my inner nature. I play a lot of golf for relaxation, with friends as well as for work. I’m comfortable playing golf now, because i know most things there is to know. There was time when all that was different though, time when i was as confused as most of you readers are right now. Fact is, starting to play golf can be very confusing and intimidating. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, and a lot of room for mistakes. That’s why i decided to write this post – to help out novice golfers, who are in the same position as i was few years ago. Maybe some of the tips that i have to share will help some of you to decide and finally start playing golf.

First and foremost, i want to talk about improving your golf skills and teach you how to do it.
Realistically, i think there are two ways of getting better at golf. One is to do it by practicing a lot, making a lot of mistakes and reflecting on the mistakes you’ve made. That is usually effective approach to learning not only golf, but anything. When it comes to golf though, i think taking lessons from experienced teacher is just as important. When learning this sport, having someone guiding you can be extremely useful. Something like slice can not be fixed by practicing alone. The best approach to fixing such swing mistakes is with someone else, preferably a teacher. Using certain golf clubs designed for fixing slice can also help, but that’s another topic.  Also, i would recommend practicing golf on special practice range, not on the golf course. Practicing your swing on the course can be very time consuming, whereas on the range, you’re free of such concerns. Playing there is also less stressful than playing on the course, because most people are there to learn, just like you. Even if you get some suspicious looks though, i recommend ignoring them. Even if they are judging you, they are clearly in the wrong, because there’s nothing wrong with being beginner at something, including golf.

Learning how to stand and hold your golf club properly is also crucial if you want to achieve good results in golf. I think the best way to learn that is by having someone experienced correct your mistakes everytime you make them. That person can be your friend who knows a lot about golf, or if you don’t have such friend, then golf instructor. Golf lessons are quite pricey, but they cost nothing compared to what other golf services and products cost. So if you are playing golf, you are probably expecting to spend quite a lot to learn it thoroughly.

Having a friend who plays golf along with you is also useful when it comes to motivation. Having someone else who is going through the same thing as you are can be uplifting, especially if that thing is learning something new (in this case, golf). Learning is always stressful, and it is much easy to get through when you are doing it with someone you know.

Buying golf clubs as intermediate golfer

There is lots of advice on the internet on the topic of how to choose golf clubs as a beginner, but not nearly enough about choosing golf clubs as an intermediate golfer. By intermediate golfers, i mean weekend golfers who play golf casually. In terms of raw numbers, intermediate golfers make up the most of all golf enthusiasts. So it’s kind of strange that these golfers are kind of neglected in terms of providing guidance on golf clubs. People probably assume that they are experienced enough to figure things out on their own. Years of experience has allowed them to learn proper techniques for swing and etc. They aren’t high handicap golfers technically, but some of them might be classified as such. On average, handicap of intermediate golfer should be below 20 and above 15. At least that’s how i define intermediate golfers, and this article will be centered about choosing golf clubs for them.

First golf club that all golfers have to buy is the driver. It’s the first club used to hit the ball and probably the most important as well. I don’t know if i can recommend one particular driver, but as a rule of thumb, most recently released drivers by major brands (like Callaway and TaylorMade) are all pretty good. One bad thing about recently released clubs is that they cost a fortune. So if you’re on a tight budget, you might have to find some other way. One of the most common solutions is to buy used golf clubs. You can do that by going to your local retailer, or by checking out listings on craigslist and eBay. I’ve found some barely used drivers for half or even less of retail listing price. Basically, the same thing goes for buying the woods. Try to get new ones, but if you can’t afford it, barely used woods will do the trick as well. In fact, if you look at it rationally, slightly used clubs are the best deal you can get. Some people are still self conscious about getting used golf clubs though. Quality new golf clubs that are also affordable are rare, but with enough research, you can certainly find something. This article about best intermediate golf clubs is probably the best place to start reading.

Next, you’ll have to choose irons. As mentioned before, intermediate-level golfers are the most numerous of all, so there is wide pool of options to choose from. Irons of your choice should be tailored to meet your needs. If you find irons in general difficult to hit, using hybrids instead of irons altogether might be a viable option. If you insist on using irons, use the ones that are more forgiving and have larger club heads. I’m not sure you need wedges at this point, but a lot of casual golfers do use and love them, so i guess buy them at your discrecion.

Last, but definitely not least important golf club in your bag, should be the putter. It’s the last club you use, and is on par with driver in terms of its importance. In general, i like all putters from major brands. There are also putters of many different design, but if your shots typically lack accuracy and straightness, mallet putter might be what you need to improve your game.

Buying golf club sets vs individual clubs

A lot of beginners ask me, whether they should get entire set of clubs, like the ones sold by Callaway, Wilson and other brands, or should they just buy different types of clubs separately to make up a set. Answer to that question is always nuanced and never short, so in order to save time, i decided to write this blog post to answer it instead.

Basically, the answer to this question comes down to what your priorities are as a golfer. If you’re a beginner, but the sort of guy who likes to do proper research and isn’t afraid of spending hours on Google reading about golf clubs, then i believe buying golf clubs one by one might be a good choice for you. I usually don’t recommend that route to most people, because they don’t have the nerves necessary to pull off that kind of research. They often get lazy, don’t pay attention and end up getting golf club set that is all over the place. If you think there’s the slightest chance that you’ll go down this road as well, go for the other option instead. If you are a senior looking for good clubs, this guide might be good place to start your research.

Buying entire set of clubs is usually the better option for most people. Especially if you’re average golfer. By that i mean, golfer of average height and one who has average physical characteristics. Entire sets of clubs also tend to be cheaper than set consisting of your favorite golf clubs from different brands. Manufacturers are usually eager to sell as much clubs as they can, so they price club sets very reasonably to encourage people to buy them. One of the best example of this is Callaway Strata Ultimate set. It includes great driver, irons and other types of clubs, and costs just around three hundred dollars. It’s very popular set and for a good reason. I guess it’s popularity makes it worthwhile for Callaway to make them. So, basically, the reason for why club sets are much simpler to buy is this : when buying entire set of clubs, all the choices are made for you and all the risks are eliminated. All of this without you having to do anything.

One thing to do, if you want to customize your golf club set but don’t have the money for it, is to look out for deals on used golf clubs. Sometimes, you’ll find amazing deal on barely used golf club, if you look for them well enough on craigslist. I mostly browse that website, but there are other used golf club sellers too. Local garage sales and retail stores might be worth checking out, but i doubt they’d have any interesting golf clubs to sell. I think internet is the best place to look for used golf club bargains.

Tips for properly setting up a tent

It may appear to be anything but difficult to a few, yet setting up a tent can be trickier than it looks, particularly for fledgling campers. Attempting to set up your tent could prompt awkward resting conditions and a general awful involvement in the outside. Fortunately, nonetheless, you can maintain a strategic distance from this pessimism by following a couple of straightforward advances. You would now be able to invest your energy in nature grasping its magnificence, not grappling with tent shafts.

The initial step is to spread out your tent’s impression, or defensive covering. This will include a boundary between the ground and the base of your tent to shield it from social occasion dampness and diminishing its general life expectancy. In the event that your impression is bigger than your tent’s floor, tuck the uncovered edges underneath. This can help keep any water from running off of the fly and back under your tent.

After your impression is set up, unfurl the tent and start to build your tent shafts. When the tent shafts are amassed, string them through the fundamental casing of the texture. This should result in a “X” shape as appeared in the video above. To raise the tent, begin toward one side and supplement the finish of each tent shaft into its comparing pocket. Rehash this procedure with the majority of the rest of the post closes. This will help the tent by giving it shape and measurement.

When the tent is raised and verified, it’s an ideal opportunity to include further structure soundness by staking the tent into the ground. Start staking down the tent at the corners with the gave tie-out circles. Likewise make certain to drive the tent stakes into the ground at a point, far from the tent. Check the stakes each morning to ensure they aren’t coming free.

In the event that climate conditions call for it, you may need to add a downpour fly to your tent. Lay the downpour fly over the highest point of the tent, joining it around the border with the gave clasps or snares.

Having a safe tent can lift your open air outdoors understanding. Without the stress of a baffling tent setup, you’ll have sufficient energy to investigate the forests, cook a mouth-watering feast around the flame or simply appreciate nature in and around your campground.