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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.
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While most golfers are aware of the fact that the muscles in the lower part of the body are used in the golf swing, many are not aware of just how important these muscles are to the consistent execution of the perfect golf swing. Many do not even realize how imperative it is that muscles used in the golf swing are exercised and kept in tip top condition. Actually, if this is not done, it becomes extremely difficult to for anybody to enjoy the game as too many factors stand in the way of a golfer who does not exercise. For example a common complaint amongst many golfers on the course is that of pain in the lower back which is usually aggravated by golf. This pain is especially evident after longer sessions on the course. How can any golfer improve golf swing, let alone have any hope of enjoying the game with such a nagging, persistent pain? Yet this problem is easily solved by simply strengthening lower back muscles used by doing certain exercises. The result is that there is