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Preparing for a Round of Golf
It's a beautiful day for golf. Before heading out to the course, it is important to go through a checklist of items you will need to ensure an enjoyable round. Before leaving your home, it is important to check the latest weather conditions so you can dress appropriately and bring any necessary items to deal with adverse conditions.
On a day that conditions are forecasted to be clear and comfortable, it is appropriate to wear clothing appropriate for conditions. Some players may choose to wear walking shorts if they are allowed by the golf club. Some sort of hat is always recommended to protect the playerís head from the sun, and golfers should always wear sunscreen. On a day when rain is anticipated, an umbrella and rain suit is desirable.
A golferís bag should be equipped with certain necessities, besides the clubs and balls that may make the day more comfortable. These items would include towels to wipe away sweat and mud, a rain suit or an extra shirt, a spare pair of socks, and perhaps a snack and sport drinks. Also, don't forget your golf shoes.
Now that you have the things you need to spend five hours on the golf course, what should you do once you get there? It is recommended that you arrive at least one hour prior to the start of your round to prepare and practice. Immediately upon arriving, head to the pro shop to check in, pay for your round, acquire your golf cart key, and purchase any additional items you may need for your round. Normally, you can purchase a bucket of golf balls to warm up at the practice range before teeing off.
Most golfers spend 20-30 minutes hitting golf balls before their round. It is recommended that after stretching your muscles, you hit 5-8 shots with each club, beginning with the pitching wedge and working up to the driver. After hitting a bucket of balls, you should move to the practice green to work on your putting. Take three balls and practice work on three identical putts from various spots on the practice green.
Ten minutes before your scheduled tee time, check to see if you want to take a fresh drink onto the course, and you may want to go to the bathroom. Upon arrival to the first tee, you will normally need to check in with the course starter, who will cue your group in line to begin. Use this waiting time to make final preparations for your round. Place a few tees in your pocket, a ball or two, and some sort of ball marker for use on the greens. When the starter alerts your group that you are next on the tee box, then it's time to enjoy your round.
Your swing will change, your accuracy and distance will improve with practice, and you'll become deadly with a putter, but you will always do these things while standing on your feet. Your feet need to be comfortable! Have you ever developed a blister while walking or running? It's all you can think about and it ruins the experience. Don't let uncomfortable shoes ruin your golf game. This is one area where you shouldn't let your frugality make the decision for you. You will be wearing these shoes many times and they should be considered an investment. Comfort should be your biggest concern when buying shoes. Your foot should not move at all on your heel when you walk, yet your toes shouldn't feel cramped. Have your shoes professionally fit to your feet and walk around in them before you buy them. Proper golf shoes should be waterproof so that your feet remain dry in damp conditions. Good socks are important too; they will wick perspiration away from y
Flat, sloped, uphill, downhill… which one is it? How do the pros read and make so many putts? The answer is, the pros often start their green reading before they even reach the green. As they are walking up to the green they are looking at the terrain of the putting surface trying to figure out their putt. You will often see them walking to the other side of the hole once they have reached their ball and marked it. What are they really doing when they do this? Most will tell you they are getting a feel of the green. What does that mean? It is difficult to read the green with just your eyes so use the next best sense available to you and that is ‘feel.’ Walking around the hole getting a 360° look and using your feet to feel the slopes to see if the putt is uphill, downhill, left to right, or right to left will give you a better understanding of your putt. Reading the greens can be a hard and long process to try and figure out so start your green reading process when you st
What would you say is the most important aspect in becoming a better player? How can you get complete fulfillment from the game? What aspect of this sport is the key ingredient to having the most fun? Some people say that patience is the answer. Others point out that practice & repetition is the key to success in golf. And it is. Some players even think that having the right golf clubs is the "magic potion." A. Great Answers... Confidence. A generally good feeling about the strength of your abilities can be a priceless asset. Having confidence in yourself is important in golf & practically everything else too. How you feel about yourself will carry over into the quality of your game & elsewhere. Thousands of golfers have lowered their scores & increased their relative happiness by just reassessing how they view themselves. B. Performance Similarly, there is also "performance-oriented" confidence which is based more upon the