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Golf: Ghin, tournament scores, ghin
tournament scores, ghin, handicaps: Stephen, I m really not sure but in my mind I can see why they would ask this question. Some players pad their handicaps to raise their them for tournament play. This would be one way to compare posted regular scores to tournament scores. Chuck...

Golf: Giving Lessons, junior golf camp, first tee program
junior golf camp, first tee program, full time job: Gregg, This is an area that I don t know that much about. I know there are lots of schools out there that will train you to become a teaching professional. I don t know much about them and sounds as if you don t plan on teaching golf lessons for a living....

Golf: Gloves, pga member, correct solution
pga member, correct solution, slippage: Hello Rajeev: Maybe, but check first to make sure your grips are not worn out. It s best to get your clubs regripped twice per year (minimum once per year) so they maintain the tackiness feeling of the rubber. If grips sit too long, even if not used,...

Golf: GOLF GAME, sun glasses, hitting the ground
sun glasses, hitting the ground, golf game: Hi Kim Golf is a frustrating game! Sunglasses or not, it does not make that big of a difference. I dont hit that well with sunglasses on.. You top or under the ball that frequently? Have you considering taking lessons from PGA professional at your...

Golf: Golf, b slice, optimal level
b slice, optimal level, golf 1: Hi again... I m glad I settled one argument after another! Ha.. Ok here s my opinion of choices... 1) b, a, d.. Birdies are very much rare with big tensions in hands... 2) I would say optimal level should be 5...or less... Good Luck Gi...

Golf: About Golf, fairways and greens, high school golf
fairways and greens, high school golf, edwin watts: Hi, If you intend on playing on a high school golf team, you ll need your own set of clubs. It s against the rules to share with others. If you are close to an Edwin Watts or other similar golf retailer, or have a golf course near by with a PGA professional,...

Golf: Golf, pga member, swing speed
pga member, swing speed, length max: Men s standard length Max. Nothing special. Make sure the shafts are correct for you and your swing speed (if you don t play much or are just starting, you probably want a regular men s flex). Get with a good club fitting guy (repairman or clubfitter) and...

Golf: Golf, ball marker, skipper
ball marker, skipper, marker: Dear Kevin, thanks for the question. If your ball ends up in the way of another player s shot, all you have to do is mark the ball with a coin or ball marker...and of course replace it when it is your turn. Incidentally, you can do this anywhere on the course,...

Golf: Golf Ball Distance Flight in Humid vs. Dry, golf ball distance, gases in the atmosphere
golf ball distance, gases in the atmosphere, humid weather: Good question, Betsy. At the same temperature, the ball travels farther at higher humidity (85% in your example). The difference between 85% and 20% at 85 degrees is only about 1.3 yards for a drive the carries 256 yards (long hitter). The reason for...

Golf: Golf Ball, qa section, dear fred
qa section, dear fred, uiuc edu: Dear Fred, thanks for the question. The number of dimples will vary from ball to ball and brand to brand. Every company has their philosophy on which number and size will serve the player better. It generally runs around 300-400, with 325 being a pretty...

Golf: Golf Balls, how many dimples are on a golf ball, ball manufacturers
how many dimples are on a golf ball, ball manufacturers, golf balls: Hi Colin, The number of dimples varies, usually between about 350 and 500. I don t have the specifics about the different brands. YOu could do an internet search to determine those specifics from the various ball manufacturers. Take a look at this page...

Golf: Golf Balls, fitting suggestions, titleiest
fitting suggestions, titleiest, swing speed: The industry says that how people come to use a golf ball are the three F s. Found Free Friend. My advise to you is to try out some different balls and then stick to the one you like. Titleiest and others have fitting suggestions on their websites to...

Golf: Golf ball manufacturers, ball manufacturers, golf ball
ball manufacturers, golf ball, different companies: Hi Robin, Sorry, I don t know how many there are. I do know that different companies get their balls made at the same factory which puts on different labels for the different balls. Hope this helps. Please visit and patronize my website: http://www.probablegolfinstruction.com...

Golf: Golf Caddy, golf caddy, pga members
golf caddy, pga members, tom watson: hello keith. its more of a tradition for a caddy to carry a bag and i am sorry that i don t have an exact answer for that. but i do know that the use of carts is prohibited. its just in the rule that states pga members are not to use carts and that includes...

Golf: Golf in Chemistry, having trouble finding information, graphite shafts
having trouble finding information, graphite shafts, titanium golf: I have been thinking about your question for the last couple of days. It s a tough one and I don t know if I can help you. Try emailing a manufacturer. Perhaps they will put you in touch with an engineer that can help. Also try these guys they are very...

Golf: Golf Clubs, graphite shafts, clubspeed
graphite shafts, clubspeed, demo days: Sheldon, You certainly have a unique problem! I have seen players with clubspeed in excess of 135 mph - that equates to a shot that CARRIES over 300 yards and I have seen the long drive guys who generate even more clubhead speed - hit 400 yards drives...

Golf: Golf Clubs, white diamonds, ovals
white diamonds, ovals, thanks john: Jacqui, You re probably going to have a difficult time finding the replacement clubs that go to your grandmother s clubs. I don t believe that Burke is currently a manufacturer, but I could be mistaken. Clubs like this probably have little or no real...

Golf: Golf Clubs, fairways and greens, club swing
fairways and greens, club swing, golf retailers: Which catagory of clubs is right for you depends on the length of your arms rather than your height. If you are close to one of the big golf retailers, they should fit you for the right clubs. They may charge you a small fee for the service but will usually...

Golf: Golf Clubs, shaft flex, yahoo auctions
shaft flex, yahoo auctions, ebay: Hi Robert, TM IIs are knockoffs. They were made by several different foundries in the 90s. Most are replicas of Taylor Made but a few were made to look like Ping and Olimar. The ones you had sound like the Olimar copy and there is currently a set on yahoo...

Golf: Golf Course Classification, championship golf course, championship tees
championship golf course, championship tees, course classification: Dear Apollo, thanks for the question. Championship courses have no official definitions, but usually a course will be referred to as such when it has multiple sets of tee boxes to choose from such as Whites, Blues, Blacks and even further...Championship...

Golf: Golf club components, golf club components, public faqs
golf club components, public faqs, faq collection: Hi there... There used to be an online retailer named chipshot.com who sold tons of knockoffs... I dont know what happened to them, but if you go to chipshot.com right now, there is a list of stores under the link Clone Golf Clubs where you can find a plethora...

Golf: Golf club technology, titleist dci irons, longest golf ball
titleist dci irons, longest golf ball, golf technology: Hi Kip, Yes, new iron technology can help your game. But first, understand that new sets of irons will hit the ball farther than those of a dozen years ago for two reasons: the clubs are lower in loft (stronger) and longer in length, than their old counterparts....

Golf: Golf clubs for 16 year old grandaughter?, fast pitch softball, swing mechanics
fast pitch softball, swing mechanics, decent clubs: Dan, Things change over the years and so do prices. Northwestern has been out of business for a long time and again, buying a new set of clubs for $150.00 is a waste of money in my opinion! You d be better off looking through the paper and finding someone...

Golf: Golf course architect C K Cotton, golf course architect, cotton and company
golf course architect, cotton and company, google: it is indeed a little disappointment to tell you that i don ;t have the answer. I spent several days trying to find info about him through google but found not much success. would you care to wait a little longer till i find some more info about him? but...

Golf: Golf course greens keeping, golf course greens
golf course greens: hm.... well, i am certainly not an expert in this category... but i know a little things about green maintenance. so i could do my best to try and help you that way. if i can t, then i will try to find a person that is suitable to answer your questions....

Golf: Golf courses, longest golf ball, mental toughness
longest golf ball, mental toughness, swing machine: Hi Erin, Sorry, but not up on that kind of trivia. I d try doing an internet search or check out the usga.com site as they might have that data available. Best regards, Ken Tannar Check out the golf tips available on my site. http://probablegolfinstruction.com/order_golf_tips.htm...

Golf: Golf Draw, longest golf ball, mental toughness
longest golf ball, mental toughness, cd19: Hi Shaun, I m pretty sure the following pairings will yield no two players playing together more than once over the 5 rounds. Let me know if this is not the case. probablegolf@yahoo.ca 1 2 5 9 *3 10 16 19 *4 6 13 20 *7 8 11 15 *12 14...

Golf: Golf Draw, browser address window, swing machine
browser address window, swing machine, applying science: Hi Brad, Thanks for the payment. Since you only have 12 players, there s no way of avoiding some people playing with each other more than once. Here are the groupings that minimize the number of repeats: Round 1 1 5 6 8 2 3 7 11 4 9 10 12 Round...

Golf: Golf Draw, yahoo ca, payment request
yahoo ca, payment request, foursomes: Hi Brian, Yes, I can provide you with a template for 20 players and six rounds. However, it s not mathematically possible not to have any duplicates because the ratio of players to number of rounds is not large enough. I can provide you with a draw that...

Golf: Golf Draw, math science, experts exchange
math science, experts exchange, unimelb: Hi Joe, A very difficult problem! I have found a couple of people already working on the problem. Maybe you have already found them as well. If so, I m sorry I can t help further. To get into such a problem on my own would require time I just don t have...

Golf: Golf driving distances, gilles brunet, precept laddie
gilles brunet, precept laddie, speed shaft: Gilles: The technology of today s new equipment calls for a higher starting trajectory which is supposed to result in more carry. There are fewer grooves which serve to decrease the amount of backspin, thereby creating roll. These things are all dependent...

Golf: Golf equipment, graphite shafts, light weight steel
graphite shafts, light weight steel, luck mike: Hi Richard: First of all I think the wedges are important (the more the better) since these are the clubs you are most likely to score with. You might even consider getting a set of irons the next time without the 3 and 4 irons and replacing them with...

Golf: Golf, flex of the shaft, beginner golfers, flex shafts
beginner golfers, flex shafts, swing speed: light is basically flexible. it is usually meant for older golfers or beginner golfers who do not have enough swing speed to hit the ball to their potentials. regular is somewhat between stiff and light. its still considered to be an old man s club. but...

Golf: My Golf Game, mess ups, club face
mess ups, club face, target: Hi there and thank you for asking... Everything you tell me makes sense except for one thing... that 250 yard 5 iron off the tee. Either your 5 iron is bent to be more like a 1 iron or your yardage is incorrect, because to put this in perspective, if you...

Golf: Golf Grip, usga index, nike logo
usga index, nike logo, snap hooks: hello JP and thank you for your question. the ball position is same for everyone but your way of deciding the ball position is old and outdated. EVERY single club except putter and wedge is same. my point is. if you are wearing a nike polo shirt, you probably...

Golf: Golf grip - reverse hand position, golf faq, golf grip
golf faq, golf grip, hand position: Hello and thank you for asking. It is really only acceptable if you use it for putting and chipping. The reason is that with that reverse grip, the proper wrist cock is very difficult, and therefore, you will loose a ton of distance off all your clubs. ...

Golf: Golf Hats, fairways and greens, golf hats
fairways and greens, golf hats, tilley hat: Couldn t think of any right off hand then went to Google and entered Roll-up hats and got quite a few hits. I wear a Tilley hat which holds it s shape quite well although I haven t tried folding it away in my golf bag. Fairways and Greens, John www.golfnutts.co...

Golf: Golf History, history buff, gene littler
history buff, gene littler, ladies clubs: Arthur, so glad to hear that...I take these as a personal challenge sometimes. I couldn t wait til morning to call Spalding, but that makes more sense. Gene is still playing on the senior tour. I m sure you ll find plenty on him; he was a heck of a player...

Golf: Golf league schedule, tournament pairings, 15 rounds
tournament pairings, 15 rounds, golf league: Hi Jim, So are you wanting a draw which minimizes the number of times players play with one another during the 15 rounds while at the same time basically equalling out the number of times they play front and back nines. I might be able to help you, but,...

Golf: Golf Match play, friend thanks, tough break
friend thanks, tough break, golf match play: Dear Suki, thanks for the questions. I ve got lousy news and worse news. As for your partner moving your ball, Yes, there is a penalty for playing the ball from a wrong position, and unfortunately the penalty is loss-of-hole under 20-7/b. Since you didn...

Golf: Golf Questions, golf balls, golf questions
golf balls, golf questions, true flight: Hello Cameron, Thank-you for the questions. 1. Firstly the golf balls. Yes, the condition of your golf balls can make a big difference as to how the ball flies. If the covers are damaged or scuffed badly, they will not have a true flight. Also the ball...

Golf: Golf Questions, golf balls, golf questions
golf balls, golf questions, half the distance: Hi Cameron, If the used golf balls have been in water for more than a few days, they will travel a significantly shorter distance. Take a look on my other site, http://www.golf-ball-vacation.com , for more on used golf balls. Alignment is the single...

Golf: Golf Questions, club head speed, golf questions
club head speed, golf questions, golf balls: Hello and thank you for asking. I will go over some brief answers here and then I will let you know where to find me if you need any more info... Yes, balls make a difference. However it depends on your level and how sensitive you are to feel, as well...

Golf: Golf Questions, stop wasting your money, golf questions
stop wasting your money, golf questions, golf balls: Hello Cameron: Great questions and very easy to correct. First of all, DO NOT USE OLD BALLS. Golf balls nowadays are so cheap, make sure each time you tee it up, you put a new ball on the tee. You are probably losing 15-20 yards off the tee and 5-10 with...

Golf: Golf Questions, golf questions, golf balls
golf questions, golf balls, half the distance: Cameron. Thank you for asking me the question. I cartainly have some answers that can help you, especially with slice. Funny thing because I had the SAME question about the golf ball when I began playing. The answer I am about to give you is GURANTEEDED...

Golf: Golf question, golf question, jack nicklaus
golf question, jack nicklaus, arnold palmer: Hi Harry I am smiling here... Golf looks so easy.. Ball is not moving at all, waiting for you to hit it rather than a moving baseball at 95 mph and try to hit it... BUT... golf is more difficult to master than baseball, I am telling you... Why?? many...

Golf: Golf Rule, wooded hillside, golf classes
wooded hillside, golf classes, diagnol: Dear Pat, good to hear back. You are correct in your thinking something is wrong here. There is no such thing as a provisional when the ball is considered to have been hit into a hazard. You DO have the option of hitting another shot from the original spot,...

Golf: Golf Rule in Match Play, golf rule, skipper
golf rule, skipper, strokes: Hi Nancy, thanks for the question. You my dear, are correct. When a player marks for another while off the green, they must keep that ball in play exactly as it was, by holding it themselves, without cleaning etc. The penalty in match play is loss-of-hole....

Golf: Golf Rule, golf rule, original place
golf rule, original place, skipper: Dear Jim, thanks for the question...and sorry for the delay; I was away for the weekend. Two strokes is the penalty for hitting another player s ball while putting under Rule 22. The ball that was at rest and hit by the moving ball should be replaced as...

Golf: Golf Rules, fellow competitor, putter head
fellow competitor, putter head, golf rules: Dear Louisa, thanks for the question. The answer is YES, with the key being that you do indeed replace it the same way. The goal is to put the ball EXACTLY where it was, and the best way to do that is to use the EXACT method you used, whatever that may be....

Golf: Golf Ruling, skins game, rare occurrence
skins game, rare occurrence, flagstick: Dear Dickie, thanks for the question. A rare occurrence indeed. Based on the situation you have described, USGA rule 16-2/5 in conjunction with rule 17, effectively deems the ball HOLED-OUT...in other words, the shot was good. The only discrepancy at all...

Golf: Golf rule, golf rule, index finger
golf rule, index finger, opponent: Hi Paul: Yes, but he may not clean it once he lifts it, because it is not on the green. So to be technical, he should mark his ball and pick it up with 2 fingers, usually the thumb and index finger and he should stand there and hold it that way until you...

Golf: Golf rules in relation to putting, golf rule, luck john
golf rule, luck john, golf rules: Louisa, In a word...no, there is not a rule that specifically prohibits reaching across and tapping the ball into the hole. First of all, the line or intended line of a putt does not extend past the hole. Second, the rule that outlaws standing astride...

Golf: Golf rules in relation to putting, golf rule, golf rules
golf rule, golf rules, skipper: Dear Louisa, thanks for the question. Actually there is. Rule 16-1/e doesn t allow a player to stand on the line of the putt including extensions ahead and behind of that line. Because in theory those extensions can go to infinity both ahead and behind...

Golf: Golf SHafts, longest golf ball, graphite shaft
longest golf ball, graphite shaft, stiff shaft: Hi Matt, Torque refers to the amount that the shaft will twist about its length; how much the clubface will open or close while being forced. If you were to swing a 2 X 4, it wouldn t twist at all. The weight of the shaft is very important. It should be...

Golf: Golf Shoes, plastic spikes, handy cap
plastic spikes, handy cap, golf shoes: Hi Tony: Golf shoes are a must! To be able to make a proper turn your feet have to have the plastic spikes found on the shoes to help you plant your feet. With regular shoes your feet will lose their grip with the ground making it much more difficult...

Golf: Golf Stance, golf stance, address position
golf stance, address position, hitting the ground: Hello Curtis: I believe the correction is short lived. Your posture is what you re talking about here Curtis and I believe it is the same for all swings. Hitting the ground first might be tied to being too bent over, but generally isn t. If you are too...

Golf: Golf Swing, golf instruction books, swing machine
golf instruction books, swing machine, tempo time: Hi Joe, Your problem is not at all uncommon. The Driver is the most difficult club to hit because it is the longest and has the least amount of loft. There is no intentional difference with the Driver swing. The swing tends to be the longest whereas...

Golf: My Golf Swing, fairway wood, golf faq
fairway wood, golf faq, golf link: Hi and thank you for asking. This is one of the most common problems in golf. I have an extensive FAQ in this other web site I participate where you can view a wealth of more information about golf and any other subject as well. Please go to http://www.answerway.com/profile.php?expid=Dathaeus...

Golf: Golf Swing, personal preferance, backswing
personal preferance, backswing, marc evans: Hello Garrett, Thanks for the question. When your arms hang down your let arm should be comfortably straight and your right arm should have a little bend. This is due to the fact your right shoulder is lower than your left shoulder at address and it...

Golf: Golf Swing/Driver, nike sasquash, hook ball
nike sasquash, hook ball, degree loft: thank you so much for your general info. info about yourself is never too much as it helps me diagnosis your swing. 1. its true that shallow swing path produces hook. BUT this is not your problem. keep your swing path and keep it shallow. there is nothing...

Golf: Golf Swing, pga head professional, momentus swing trainer
pga head professional, momentus swing trainer, bucks county country club: Hi Mike, and thanks for your question. First of all, have you ever been custom fit for a driver? You may want to go to a driver that has more loft than the one you may have. When there is more loft, more backspin is produced, which takes away a little...

Golf: Golf score under age, longest golf ball, mental toughness
longest golf ball, mental toughness, swing machine: HI Steve, Many golfer have shot under their age; there are too many to mention. You might want to look up the record for the youngest golfer, though. On a regulation, par 72 golf course, very good golfer will tend to shoot below their age once they get...

Golf: Golf shaft kickpoint, golf shaft, would like people
golf shaft, would like people, degree change: Hi Vince: The Golf Industry would like people to think this is true and in theory it does effect trajectory. However if your take a High Kick Shaft (for lower flight) and a Low Kick Shaft (for higher flight) you only get about a 1 degree change in actual...

Golf: Golf stuff, pga member, golf game
pga member, golf game, mishap: Hello Roxanne: I just received this email again saying I never answered the question. I did answer it but I guess you never got it. But good questions Roxanne. First, to answer your first question, I would say the most important thing about your set...

Golf: Golf swing with Irons, swing pattern, clock position
swing pattern, clock position, iron shots: Dear Daniel, Thank you for your question on improving your approach shot hitting zone. First of all let me say that your problem, believe it or not, is more psychological than physical. Why? Simply because you have a good drive off the tee. Therefore...

Golf: Golf swing training tool, golf swing training, pga member
golf swing training, pga member, consistent swing: Hi Will: As far as trainers go, yes, I think it is a good tool. I am not much into the gadgets , however, it does help you sense a smooth swinging motion. You will definitely feel where you may add some grip pressure or jerk it just a bit. Maintaining...

Golf: Golf Tournament Format, charity tournament, scramble format
charity tournament, scramble format, bogies: Hi Ronnie, No, sorry, I don t know the name of the format. It might be something like Scramble the tees or Scramble by tee or Tee Scramble . Try doing a google or yahoo search. You could just name it one of the above. There might not be an...

Golf: Golf, pitch shot, pga member
pitch shot, pga member, swing characteristics: Hi Ukoso: Good questions. #1. Always a chip shot. The closer to the ground you can keep the ball the higher the percentage. We re talking about a shot from within 20 feet from the green. #2. The answer should be a Sand Wedge. You need loft here....

Golf: Good set of beginner clubs, line clubs, cat tour
line clubs, cat tour, 5 seasons: Hey Greg, If you re that new to the game, going out and spending a lot of money on clubs just doesn t make much sense to me. At the same time, you ll probably get better performance out of some better equipment. In the spring I would look around golf...

Golf: GRAPHITE SHAFT PRICES VS. QUALITY, graphite shaft, graphite design
graphite shaft, graphite design, graphite shafts: Bob, Shafts and manufacturers can vary according to supply an demand, what the tour players are using etc. A $10.00 shaft is generally not going to be as good as a $80.00 shaft. The most popular shaft on tour right now is the Fujikura. There are several...

Golf: GRAPHITE SHAFT PRICES, graphite shaft, graphite shafts
graphite shaft, graphite shafts, bob ford: Bob, I m not sure I fully understand your question. Shafts on a wholesale basis for steel should run about $6.00 per shaft depending on the manufacturer. Graphite shafts are another story. They can range from $20.00 up to over a hundred. If done correctly...

Golf: PUTTING GRIP, forward stroke, putter head
forward stroke, putter head: HI Joe, I need some more information. How does your putter head move considerably? backstroke or forward stroke? inside the line or outside the line? Explain your problem in much more detail. What do you think you are doing incorrectly? Ke...

Golf: GROUND UNDER REPAIR, gur, skipper
gur, skipper, good luck: Hello Larry, thanks for the question. It is not mandatory to take relief from GUR, however most courses would prefer that you did in many cases simply because they are trying to improve that area. In the cases where they are simply trying to offer relief...

Golf: Graphite shaft vs Steel shaft, graphite shaft, shaft material
graphite shaft, shaft material, graphite shafts: Hi, sorry for the delay. Distance has very little to do with the shaft material. More important is the flex, length, weight and kickpoint. Overall, but not always true, graphite shafts for irons are lighter so you can swing them faster, but steel shafts...

Golf: Putting Green Rules, decisions on the rules of golf, plug holes
decisions on the rules of golf, plug holes, spike marks: Dear Rick, thanks for the question. Assuming that you must putt through the old hole plug, Rule 16-1a allows for repair of that plug, including any and all spike marks on that plug. (something not normally allowed of course) It does not allow for any type...

Golf: Grip, balance issues, left index
balance issues, left index, forefinger: Hi Garrett: Yes I saw the picture. Your grip is not bad, but needs improvement. I will assume you have heard of the V s ? That is the letter V that is formed between your thumb and forefinger on each hand. It is said that both V s should be pointing...

Golf: Grip size..?, grip size, proper positions
grip size, proper positions, two fingers: Hi there... grip size is important because golf is a game of feel and control. The diameter that your fingers wrap affects both of these factors as well as your overall comfort. A grip that is too large may restrict proper wrist hinging and movement, causing...

Golf: Grip, golf teacher, left position
golf teacher, left position, dominant hand: Hello Bernado, Thanks for the question. The reason players are taught to take a neutral golf grip is because this is often the position the hands return to at impact. Taking a strong grip will return the clubface to a closed (left) position (providing...

Golf: Grooves, longest golf ball, spin ball
longest golf ball, spin ball, clubhead speed: Hi Cameron, Keeping the clubface clean won t give the ball much more backspin, unless the face was coated with some kind of lubricant. Having a little dirt on the clubface might even increase backspin a little, but it won t be significant. You might...

Golf: Groves, formula 1 race, endless rain
formula 1 race, endless rain, proper flight: Hi Cameron, Thanks for the question. I am very good thank-you, except for the endless rain we are having. As a junior I would clean the grooves thoroughly thinking it would increase the back spin on landing. Unfortunately a scientific study proved that...

Golf: Groves, public faqs, golf facts
public faqs, golf facts, faq collection: Hi there and thank you for asking. Imparting backspin takes a lot of qualities to make it happen. And clean grooves are one of them, since it is the grooves that impart backspin. As far as distance, that doesnt depend on the grooves, it depends on swing...

Golf: Groves, quick responce, divot
quick responce, divot, playing golf: good luck. but wait!!!!!!!! did u practice the drill? i hope you are not going to do this for the first time on the course.... you should practice this movement for at least one full week before taking it out on the course... well... good luck though and...

Golf: Groves, pga member, spin ball
pga member, spin ball, dimples: Hi Cameron: It s amazing what happens when you clean your clubs!!! Yes, you should get a bit more spin. Ball may fly a bit higher, not much longer. The dimples on the golf ball will now react against the grooves (clean) of the clubface which will produce...

Golf: how to take my game to the next level, public faqs, relevant faq
public faqs, relevant faq, golf section: Hello there and you for asking. I understand what you are asking, and using a trainer is a good idea, but not necessary. As far as getting in amateur tournaments, you can simply go to your local golf course and ask them for some information about that....

Golf: gender equality in sport, professional golfers, gender equality
professional golfers, gender equality, traditional men: Dear Philippa: I believe anyone of either gender be allowed to participate in any sporting event that does not exclude them in their by-laws. I have no objection to anyone qualifying for membership or inclusion in any sporting event or organization. ...

Golf: goldf, shoulder rotation, backswing
shoulder rotation, backswing, left shoulder: Hi there.... I would love to help you, but I have to ask you to read my answer in another form, since I do not use this site much anymore and want you to go to a new and improved site that has public FAQ s you can view as well as view other people s questions,...

Golf: golf, backswing, left shoulder
backswing, left shoulder, swing: Hi Sam, Its almost imposible to tell whats happening with your swing without seeing it. However , I suspect the problem is in your grip and weight transfer. Why not see a pro, assistant pro or certified instructor. The cost would probably be less than you...

Golf: golf, longest golf ball, mental toughness
longest golf ball, mental toughness, swing machine: Hi Ukoso, 1. score is 3 2. fore 3. sand wedge hope this helps. Best regards, Ken Tannar Check out the golf tips available on my site. http://probablegolfinstruction.com/order_golf_tips.htm The Best Golf Swing Instructional Book ...

Golf: golf, research paper, gil
research paper, gil, good luck: Hi Maurice, The word, FORE, is a way of warning people in front, left, right of you that the ball is coming their way and might hit them. How and where of its origin begins, I have no idea... It would make a good research paper if you are still in school...

Golf: golf, downswing, happy feet
downswing, happy feet, target: HI Jim.. Happy Feet, does this mean you jump off ground at impact? or does the feet move too much? You have strong grip.. why having hips way ahead of hands? It sounds like you were not turning good, just swaying toward the target... Try making...

Golf: golf, mike pedersen, fitness guru
mike pedersen, fitness guru, swing path: Hi Bruce, Can t be sure without seeing your swing. But, the most common slice is a result of swinging the club on an outside-inside swing path. If you think of an imaginary line going from your target to your ball, the club should never get on the opposite...

Golf: golf, fairways and greens, inch increments
fairways and greens, inch increments, clubhead: Jim: As I am sure you are aware, clubs vary in length in 1/2 inch increments. The fastest way to determine how long your clubs should be is to stand erect and place your 7 iron alongside your leg. The clubhead will be resting on its toe because you want...

Golf: golf, handed golfer, hosel
handed golfer, hosel, shank: Hi ddsgd, A shank occurs when the iron club contacts the ball off of its hosel. Instead of the ball going straight, it deflects off to the right (for a right handed golfer). HOpe this helps. Ken Tannar ps. please visit my site, www.probablegolfinstruction.co...

Golf: golf, fairways and greens, forward swing
fairways and greens, forward swing, hosel: Brian: A shank is a shot that shoots, usually low, and to the right if you re right-handed. How far it travels depends on how hard it was hit. It occurs when the ball makes contact with the iron where the club head joins the shaft. This is known as the hosel....

Golf: golf, golf section, club face
golf section, club face, curves: Hello and thank you for asking. If the ball goes right from the very start and goes straight right, that is called a push, and is actually a more advanced mistake. Judging from the fact that you are asking this, I assume you re ball starts straight or slightly...

Golf: golf, pga member, open face
pga member, open face: Hi Raymond: The answer is simple: the clubface is open at impact (which means it s pointing to the right). And if you happen to have the club moving on a path that is from the outside to the inside (thus cutting across the ball to the left), it makes...

Golf: golf, fairways and greens, new yorks
fairways and greens, new yorks, taconic: Michele: I m sorry, I cannot answer your question. I ve done some research and could find no reference to the event. I did find a link that might point you in the right direction. http://nysparks.state.ny.us/news/press/ Fairways and Greens, Joh...

Golf: golf, fairways and greens, golf swing
fairways and greens, golf swing, play the ball: Hey Sam: It sounds like you need to change your set-up at address to eliminate the dipping of the left shoulder. Try this: 1. With your legs locked straight, bend from the hips until your shoulders are out over your toes. 2. Just unlock your knees...

Golf: golf, stiff shaft, coach dad
stiff shaft, coach dad, face drivers: Hi Adam: Good questions. I believe if you swing the club at or near the mid 90 s (mph), but you only 80% for controlled drives, the stiff shaft is too much. Get yourself a Regular Shaft, 400cc s is fine for the size of the head (they re all about that...

Golf: golf, lower back muscles, mild arthritis
lower back muscles, mild arthritis, desk job: Hello Adam: I suppose I should preface what I m about to say with the disclaimer that I am not a physician and this should not be taken as a recommendation but as something to consider as you make your decision about playing. There are several things you...

Golf: golf, good golf swing, mid irons
good golf swing, mid irons, pga member: Hi Myles: I m not sure what your question is Myles, however, let me give you some help with what you have given me. First off, your clubs don t fit you at all. The best thing you could do is get some golf clubs that are professionally fit for you. The...

Golf: golf, free handicap calculator, golf handicap calculator
free handicap calculator, golf handicap calculator, handicap system: Hi Martin, I would think you need to be a member of a golf course in order to use their handicap system. If you d like another way, my website has a free handicap calculator. It s at: http://probablegolfinstruction.com/golf-handicap-calculator.htm ...

Golf: golf, holes, browser window
holes, browser window: Hi Fredrice, Check out my FAQ page here: http://pub20.bravenet.com/faq/show.php?usernum=1692832733&keywords=18+holes If clicking on the link doesn t work, cut and paste it into your browser window. You ll find your answer there and many others. ...

Golf: golf, brian barnes, hi mike
brian barnes, hi mike, golf ball: Hi Mike, the rules are a bit more relaxed now than they used to be, you are allowed to mark your ball on the green with a tee peg or the toe of your putter or anything else really. Years ago Brian Barnes marked his ball with a bottle of beer! in a tournament!...

Golf: golf, usga museum, dutch term
usga museum, dutch term, golve: Ed: This was taken from http://golf.about.com/cs/historyofgolf/a/hist_golfbegin.htm Other information on golf can be found there. Where and When Did Golf Begin? Everyone knows golf originated in Scotland, right? Welllllllll ... yes and no. ...

Golf: golf, pitch shot, rub of the green
pitch shot, rub of the green, exact spot: Hey Paud, A ball at rest that is struck by another object, such as your opponents ball, must be replaced and put back to the exact spot where it was resting before the other ball struck it. Unfortunately in this case you d have to put your ball back on...

Golf: golf, poor sportsmanship, playing partners
poor sportsmanship, playing partners, rules of golf: Hi Walt. sounds like a bad case of poor sportsmanship here from your playing partners. they either don t understand basic etiquette or are just bad mannered. they shouldn t be talking when you play, but there are no rules regarding this matter in the rules...

Golf: golf, bruce crampton, dave marr
bruce crampton, dave marr, tony lema: Dear Richard, thanks for the question. Jack s record setting 19 2nd place finishes...Here goes: Masters: 64 Palmer 71 Coody 77 Watson 81 Watson USOpen 60 Palmer 68 Trevino 71 Trevino 82 Watson British Open 64 Tony Lema 67 de Vincenzo 68...

Golf: golf, pga member, handed golfer
pga member, handed golfer, backswing: Sam: I m not sure I understand what you re talking about, but here is a drill to help with that. I am assuming you are a right handed golfer. Hit balls off of a tee with only your right hand and arm. Make about a three quarter swing, tee it up high, and...

Golf: golf, royal troon, eighth hole
royal troon, eighth hole, pga players: Dear John, thanks for the question. The shortest Par 3 on the PGA Tour is still an active hole every year at the ATT Classic and the occasional Major. Pebble Beach, Number 7 is a mere 106 yards. Interestingly enough, PGA Players have hit as little as a flop...

Golf: golf, hazard markers, water hazard
hazard markers, water hazard, hard luck: Hi bruce, a yardage marker is a movable obstruction just like a hazard marker or trash can/bin, when you are impeded by it in such a way that it affects your stance or swing then you can move it out of the way then replace it after playing your shot, but when...

Golf: golf, celina, closer look
celina, closer look, couples: Hi Celina, It s not possible to produce a draw without any repeats. I could devise a draw that minimizes the number of repeats. It is a service that I provide from my website. It s a problem that takes quite a bit of time to solve. Take a closer look...

Golf: golf, full time job, golf addict
full time job, golf addict, wind gusts: Hello, thank you for asking, and apologies for the delay. First thing you have to realize is that if you want to be a PGA or European Tour player, you have to make that decision and have the financial support to do so. This means that for the next 5-10...

Golf: golf, backswing, downswing
backswing, downswing, shoulder level: Hi Sam it sounds like you were not swinging at all.. You were using your right arm so steep toward the ball. You need to swing better. Who told you that you have a good backswing? If you said your left shoulder dips lots on downswing, it means...

Golf: golf, longest golf ball, mental toughness
longest golf ball, mental toughness, swing machine: Hi Ebony, The sand wedge (the one with greatest loft) produces the highest trajectory. The Driver (least loft and longest club) is considered the most powerful. The putter is essential for all golfers since half of all strokes are taken while putting...

Golf: golf, british golf museum, ancient golf club
british golf museum, ancient golf club, swing machine: Hi Michael, Like many developments throughout golf history, the standardization of 18 holes did not happen as the result of a momentous decision agreed upon by many. And again, like many developments in golf, the standardization of 18 holes can be...

Golf: golf, longest golf ball, mental toughness
longest golf ball, mental toughness, swing machine: Hi Jim, As far as I know, there are two common ways to cut at major golf tournaments: 1. The field is cut after 36 holes to the lowest set number of scores and ties (usually 70 players). If a number of players are tied for 70th, they all go on. ...

Golf: golf, mid irons, lee trevino
mid irons, lee trevino, ooomph: hi Mike--you are on the right track --lack of ooomph is a direct result of lifting scooping or helping the ball in the air..what most dont get is that in order to hit the ball first the club handle(your hands) MUST go well past the golf ball before the clubhead...

Golf: golf, longest golf ball, scratch player
longest golf ball, scratch player, swing machine: Hi Navid, Par is the number of strokes a scratch player (best type of golfer) would most likely score on a hole. If the green is reachable in one shot, 2 putts are expected for a total of 3: PAR 3. If the green is reachable in two shots, 2 putts are expected:...

Golf: golf bag set up, driver 3, golf bag
driver 3, golf bag, playing golf: hello. there really is no correct order... at least, there is no rule that says so.. however, there is a general rule that you should follow. driver, 3 wood and putter and hybrid should be placed on the very top row of the bag. on the second row, place...

Golf: golf ball, nxt tour, prov1
nxt tour, prov1, two balls: Tommy, Congrats on the 2 under par. Feels great, doesn t it? Ok, if your a 5 handicapper then you obvouisly have some skill and play quite a bit. So lets think about the ball for a minute. Take away all of the hype about 2 piece, 3 piece, cover material...

Golf: golf ball compresion, precept laddie, compression balls
precept laddie, compression balls, swing speed: Dear Milt and thanks for your question, Swing speed or the speed in which the clubhead contacts the ball is an important factor in ball compression. The higher the swing speed, the higher compression ball one can use. By your driving distance, I do not believe...

Golf: golf ball compression, callaway hx pearl, golf ball compression
callaway hx pearl, golf ball compression, swing speed: Hi Ben, You won t realized that much difference in distance with a low compression ball; perhaps a few yards off the tee. The most important thing is that the ball have adequate feel off the clubface and for the short game. If you like the ball you re playing,...

Golf: golf ball compression, club head speed, golf ball compression
club head speed, golf ball compression, titleist prov1: Hi Todd, With a clubhead speed ofr 120 (I assume you mean mph), you don t have a problem achieving distance. You should be playing with a soft/feel ball which will give you ample of spin on irons and touch around the green. You wouldn t notice a significant...

Golf: golf ball production, fairhaven massachusetts, golf balls
fairhaven massachusetts, golf balls, new golf: hello and thank you for your question. i am not sure if i fully comprehend your question.... one of the biggest factories that produce the majority of the golf balls is located in fairhaven, massachusetts. however, many of other golf ball brands are shifting...

Golf: golf ball, chuck evans, golf balls
chuck evans, golf balls, great golf: Mike, If you are curving the ball then you want to play a ball with LESS spin. If you are hitting straight then you need a ball with more distance. There are lots of great golf balls in the marketplace today, Nike, Titleist, Callaway, Bridgestone, Srixon...

Golf: golf balls, novice golfer, golf balls
novice golfer, golf balls, construction techniques: Hello, Thanks for the question. Golf balls will have different flights and different distances even if the impact positions are exactly the same. This is due to different materials used in ball and the actual construction techniques. Usually the better...

Golf: golf balls, callaway hx tour, callaway hx tour 56
callaway hx tour, callaway hx tour 56, golf balls: Dear Casey, thanks for the question. Gifts are always difficult aren t they!?! Especially golf gifts! Balls are usually a great gift given their consumable ability. Although golf balls are often a very personal preference there are a few balls that are...

Golf: golf balls, fairways and greens, golf balls
fairways and greens, golf balls, christmas gift: Hello Casey: Without knowing what kind of player he is, I can only suggest getting him a brand that can be traded for what he uses without having to pay extra to do so. The number one ball in golf is the Titleist ProV 1. Either that or the top Callaway...

Golf: golf balls, callaway hx tour, hx hot
callaway hx tour, hx hot, golf balls: Hi Casey: The Callaway HX Tour or the HX Hot is a good ball. Nike also has a nice line of balls to choose from. Unless you know that he is a really good player, golf balls won t matter much. If he is a real good player, then the HX Tour is fine (about...

Golf: golf balls, pga member, golf balls
pga member, golf balls, war bird: Hi Shane: Correct. Marketing is a great thing isn t it? It helps them sell more balls. First question I have for you is what is your handicap? How often do you play? Do you hit 90% of your shots in the sweet spot (perfectly struck)? The average to...

Golf: golf book, scratch golfers, weekend golfers
scratch golfers, weekend golfers, exact yardages: Hey Dave, What you re seeing those guys pull out of their pockets are yardage books. These are course specific and contain detailed information about each hole. Each hole has a diagram, showing hazards, bunkers, out of bounds and other information. The...

Golf: golf club knock-offs, golf club knock offs, google search
golf club knock offs, google search, extreme caution: Phillip, The majority of knockoff s are NOT quality I would recommend! There are MAJOR differences in the manufacturing processes that make them inferior. Although MOST clubs brand clubs are manufactured outside of the US and IN the SAME foundries...

Golf: golf club length youth age 7, golf club length, correct posture
golf club length, correct posture, address position: Kimberly, I answered a question like this a while back. Here it is, Take your grip, you ll probably have to choke down on the club, and assume an address position. Adjust the length of the club - by choking up or down - until the club length matches...

Golf: golf club set, cavity back, graphite shafts
cavity back, graphite shafts, shaft flex: Hi and thank you for asking. If you are about a 15 handicap or more, yes it is suggested that you use a cavity back styled clubs. However, to tell you the truth, the oversized clubs do not help as much as you might think. It may save some mishits by travelling...

Golf: golf clubs, shafts graphite, graphite shafts
shafts graphite, graphite shafts, public faqs: Hello and thank you for asking. The flex in shafts is one of the most important components to any golfer s equipment, but is often neglected mainly through negligence. I will summarize quickly some main points about the difference in shafts, and then will...

Golf: golf clubs, fairway wood, fairway woods
fairway wood, fairway woods, 23 degrees: Hi Paul, Check out Callaway s clubs. They don t have a 9-Wood but they do have woods with lofts of 23 degrees and up. http://www.callawaygolf.com/en.CLUBS.Hybrids.Heavenwood.specs-1.html Please take a look at my golf site. I have lots of great playing...

Golf: golf clubs, ping irons, warm soapy water
ping irons, warm soapy water, club shaft: Hi Charlie, the best way to clean your grips is to use warm soapy water and a nail brush. Scrub them really well and even use some sandpaper to get some purchase back on the rubber. Over time grime builds up on the grips and the only real way to get them...

Golf: golf clubs, phsyics, equipment advice
phsyics, equipment advice, club face: Hello and thank you for asking. Bigger clubheads do help amateurs hit the ball a little better, maybe a little farther on off center hits. However it is not the solution to a slice or hook. A slice or hook is caused by ONE factor. An open or closed club...

Golf: golf clubs - center of gravity, longest golf ball, center of gravity
longest golf ball, center of gravity, swing machine: Hi Nick, The more forward the center of gravity in a golf club, the lower the spin rate. Moving the center of gravity towards the back of the club increases the spin rate. Having the center of gravity as far away from the face as possible also reduces...

Golf: golf clubs, tour model, ping clubs
tour model, ping clubs, lie angle: Hi Andy, The Tour Model II irons were copies of Ping. The dots on the Ping clubs indicate the lie angle and length based on your heighth and arm length. The red dot club is shorter and has a flatter lie than the white dot club. However, I m not sure if the...

Golf: golf courses, sausage link, wide open spaces
sausage link, wide open spaces, natural element: Dear Steve...thanks for the question. A links course is a style of course with regards to its layout. While every course resembles that of a sausage link, (each green essentially linked to the next tee) a true links course is characterized by few, if any...

Golf: golf draw, gil, good luck
gil, good luck, swing: HI Steve.. I am sorry if you did not get my answer.. I did send you my reply recently... Ok, you want to turn your hands over at impact. Why turn hands over if you can turn your arms over.. it is much easier turning your arms than hands or wrists.....

Golf: golf elbow!, golf elbow, forward swing
golf elbow, forward swing, free swing: Hello Gene: I m sorry to hear of your problem and although it would be nice to see your swing to confirm what I believe, I can only proceed based on what is usually the cause. I believe you re making contact with the ball with your arm slightly bent. ...

Golf: golf fittings, shaft flex, luck mike
shaft flex, luck mike, grip size: Hi Neil: The main variables to fitting are lie angle, length, shaft flex and grip size. If the guy gave you a funny feeling it might be best to ask about who in your area is good. It s sad to say but many people try to use the fitting to make the sell....

Golf: golf flag height, mike pedersen, doppler radar
mike pedersen, doppler radar, fitness guru: Hi Richard, There is no offical height for a flagstick as they can supply much taller ones to allow playes to see the line on evelated greens......standard height is around the five to six feet. The golf range scopes do in fact assume a certain height...

Golf: My golf game, mess ups, club face
mess ups, club face, target: Hi Ryan: Some of the things you describe I hear a lot from my students, so it s not all uncommon. My advice first and foremost is to get some good, quality professional PGA instruction so you can learn the correct fundamentals of the game. Your stance,...

Golf: golf help, address position, backswing
address position, backswing, golf swing: Hi Sam: Try this. Hold the grip end of your 3 iron or driver (it does nt matter) against the solar plexus area of your chest horizontally with the clubhead away from you. Extend your arms straight out down the shaft so they are near the club head and...

Golf: golf help, full length mirror, forward swing
full length mirror, forward swing, back swing: Hi Sam, It would make more sense to me that you dip your left shoulder lower on your back swing. On your backswing, your left shoulder should turn under your head/chin. As long as you stay centered (head in about the same position) and turn about this...

Golf: golf help, swing turn, backswing
swing turn, backswing, left shoulder: Hi Sam, Not sure what you mean by your low left shoulder...is it low at impact with the ball? As you make your backswing turn and your foward swing turn of your body, torso, etc, the shoulders are fairly level, you do not dip the left under your chin on...

Golf: golf help, tic tac toe, titleist 905 r
tic tac toe, titleist 905 r, r7 quad: Hi and thank you for asking. To address your questions simply, first, as far as straight ball striking, you may be trying too hard to hit the ball straight. Sometimes when we try to achieve one goal through a direct method, it may take longer than trying...

Golf: golf help, hands club, pitching wedge
hands club, pitching wedge, backswing: Hey Sam, Thank you for your question. Let me began by asking if you are righthanded or lefthanded? By your information it appears Sam that you are a lefthanded player. But whether you are left or right handed a simple solution to dropping your left shoulder...

Golf: golf: penalty srokes, penalty stroke, spruce tree
penalty stroke, spruce tree, boughs: Dear Frank, thanks for the question. I spent last week traveling for work, so I apologize for the delay. Rules are my favorite to answer and this is no exception. Your first question of whether or not that lie is unplayable is entirely up to you. I know...

Golf: golf question, flexible graphite, swing pattern
flexible graphite, swing pattern, golf question: I just noticed this email (sorry I am a bit backed up) and realized maybe I did not even answer this first one. In either case please refer back to sending all future correspondences to Answerway.com. Meanwhile, let me list some tips for you here quickly....

Golf: golf question, golf question, equator
golf question, equator, golf ball: Hi Scott, Are you topping the ball...not staying down and haveing the full clubhead strike the ball? If you strike the ball with the lower leading edge of the club, on or above the equator of the ball, you will top the shot. You must get the full clubface...

Golf: golf question, golf question, trajectory
golf question, trajectory, swing: Hi Scott, The only thing I can think of (without seeing your swing) is that your club head is extreamly closed or hooded at impact. This is usually resolved by taking a weaker grip. If this doesnt help,you ll need to see a pro or certified instructor. Best...

Golf: golf question, golf question, previous question
golf question, previous question, trajectory: Hello again... please refer bac to my last answer for all followups thank you..... I would also need more details because on this site I have no way of reviewing any answers I have given. I do not remember any details of your previous question, so please...

Golf: golf question, golf question, ball position
golf question, ball position, ball flight: Scott - Based on your description of the ball position and the laws of ball flight, I would suggest your weight is so much on the front foot at impact that you re actually delofting the clubs. Whether you re starting with the weight there or moving it there...

Golf: golf question, pga member, golf question
pga member, golf question, leading edge: Scott: Sounds like the same thing to me. Or are you hitting every shot thin? That means the leading edge of the club is hitting the center of the ball. If that happens, no loft. Make sure the leading edge brushes the grass. That way the face hits the...

Golf: golf question, golf question, downswing
golf question, downswing, trajectory: Hi Scott.. It sounds like you have been hitting it real thin?? Or that you have been closing your clubface at impact, decreasing the loft of your club? It usually causes by outside/inside and steep downswing with hands closing on the club... you need...

Golf: golf question, golf question, ball position
golf question, ball position, trajectory: Hey Scott, I was thinking about your question the other night and I was also going towards where your ball position was....I thought it may be too far back towards the back foot...but I guess not, huh? This is a tough one for me to diagnos without seeing...

Golf: golf question, golf question, nine iron
golf question, nine iron, upward path: You should play a nine iron in the middle of your stance. To get a higher ball flight on any club off the grass you want to hit slightly down on the ball, this imparts backspin to the ball and causes it to go up. If you stand behind a good player watch how...

Golf: golf question, golf question, luck kelly
golf question, luck kelly, bad habit: Hi Scott: I am really glad you have your first lesson scheduled. You are pretty correct in you assumption. I know when we fit clubs in our shop and we see this tendency happening to a customer we always try to correct it before fitting. The only thing...

Golf: golf question, golf question, target
golf question, target, downswing: Hi Scott, You may have had your lesson by now...sorry I didn t get back to you. lots of reasons for delofting...but if you feel left shoulder is lower, try to make your backswing shoulder turn without dipping shoulders. They should remain pretty horizontal...

Golf: golf question, target line, golf question
target line, golf question, playing golf: Scott, It would help to know a couple things before I answer your question. 1. What line does your ball start on? Left, right or on the target line. 2. Once it starts, does it curve and if so, what direction? 3. What club do you hit from 150 yards....

Golf: golf question, golf question, shoulder rotation
golf question, shoulder rotation, downswing: Hi there.... I would love to help you, but I have to ask you again to read my answer in another form, since I do not use this site much anymore and I stay on Answerway.com, so please do not send me any more questions on this site.... First, here is the...

Golf: golf question, golf question, luck john
golf question, luck john, downswing: Scott - You can assume the position I talked about in my last answer and it will help you with your problem. Once you are in that position and in balance on the balls of your feet, you won t be in the position that is causing your dipping with your left shoulder....

Golf: golf question, pga member, golf question
pga member, golf question, handed golfer: Hello again Scott: I am assuming you are a right handed golfer. If you feel as though your left should is lunging down and it s too low, I think that is a false feeling. I think what is happening is your upper body is sliding forward past the golf ball....

Golf: golf question, golf question, downswing
golf question, downswing, shoulder level: Hi Scott.. That is good that you are taking lesson on 20th. Yes, that is what I have been trying to tell you, you have been delofting the club big time. About your left shoulder dipping too much on downswing. The cause is backswing. I think you start...

Golf: golf question, spine angle, golf question
spine angle, golf question, initial address: Hey Scott, Okay, that s great info. The shoulders need to turn relatively level in respect to your initial address position and spine angle (how much you tilt from your hips). They turn back, and they turn thru the shot. You can practice this by using...

Golf: golf question, pga member, golf question
pga member, golf question, ball position: Hi Scott: Check a couple of things to begin with. One, ball position. It should be forward of center. The clubhead should be in the center of your stance, the ball just forward of that. If the ball is too far back in your stance, you will hit down too...

Golf: golf question, pga head professional, bucks county country club
pga head professional, bucks county country club, golf question: Hi Scott, Sounds like a possible angle of attack issue. If the plane of your swing (and the path will effect it too) is too shallow, the effective loft of the club decreases....meaning if you hit a 6 iron sort of low, it has the loft of a 5 iron, and...

Golf: golf question, golf question, swing plane
golf question, swing plane, ball position: hi Scott--your answer could be as simple as ball position..more forward =higher flight but could be a flat swing plane...a grip thats too strong or even a hooded clubhead at impact..sorry but too many reasons possible i cant diagnose this way--good luck--try...

Golf: golf question, lee trevino, golf question
lee trevino, golf question, golf questions: Hi Scott, One reason for hitting low shots, assuming they re hit solidly, is that clubhead speed is low and thus the amount of backspin put on the ball is low as well. Another reason is that the clubface is being delofted because the hands...

Golf: golf question, body axis, golf question
body axis, golf question, clock position: Hi Scott. In regards to your question of the low trajectory I might suggest that you take your pitching wedge, not a 9 iron and place the ball more toward the right of center of your body axis or more toward your right foot depending on how it feels to you....

Golf: golf question, golf question, scott kelly
golf question, scott kelly, clubhead: Hi Scott: It sounds like you are swaying forward before your clubhead actually strikes the ball. I am not a teaching professional when it comes to the actual swing but I do encourage you to sign up with a local professional and I just about promise you...

Golf: golf question, golf question, left foot
golf question, left foot, trajectory: Hi Scott, When you say you re playing the ball in front of you stance , I assume you mean you re playing it forward in your stance, towards your front foot (left foot if you re right handed swing). You want to play the ball back farther in your stance....

Golf: golf question, golf question, setup position
golf question, setup position, clock position: Dear Scott, First of all thank you for your question. The height issue is really an easy one to solve. Based on my experience there is one major components for achieving maximum flight: your left hand (assuming that you play righthanded). Scott,...

Golf: golf Rules, penalty stroke, kind response
penalty stroke, kind response, water hazard: Dear Iou, thanks for getting back, and thanks for the question. Rules questions are generally my favorite. You mentioned the word unfortunately, and you sir, are correct. It is unfortunate, because a player must play a ball, under penalty of one stroke,...

Golf: golf in residential areas, hole golf course, golf consultant
hole golf course, golf consultant, errant golf: Hi Benson, You must have been viewing one of my old pages from my website that I haven t changed yet. I have been involved with 6 cases in the past 2 years related to safety and errant golf balls. Take a look at: http://probablegolfinstruction.com/Expert_Golf_Consultant.htm...

Golf: golf rule - penalty or not, middle tees, forward tee
middle tees, forward tee, tee markers: Hi Kevin.. Unfortunately, the tee markers are part of the course, just like any trees, once the tee markers are set in the morning, they automatically become unobstruction object of the course.. You have to rehit your 3rd shot off the tee there.,... ...

Golf: golf rules- hazard, lateral, golf rules, skipper
golf rules, skipper, good luck: Dear Tony, thanks for the question. You sir, do NOT need to find that ball. In fact, you can decide not even to look for it but rather declare it in the hazard and take your options/choices as you will. Good luck, thanks again for asking and remember......

Golf: golf rules question, stroke penalty, match play
stroke penalty, match play, golf rules: Hi there. thank you for asking. Yes that is a loss of hole in match play and if you are in stroke play, it is a two stroke penalty: ...(A putt) played from a wrong place (and) incurred a penalty of two strokes; the ball was in play Rule 20-7c. ...

Golf: golf rules and scorecard, player signs, chance thanks
player signs, chance thanks, golf rules: Hi Alex, The yardage is measured from the yardage marker (red, white, blue, black) on the tee box to the middle of the green. The player is only responsible for the correctness of the individual scores, not the addition. Please visit and patonize my...

Golf: golf rules, daniel murray, marc evans
daniel murray, marc evans, golf rules: Hello Deaniel, Thanks for the question, sorry for the delay in response I have been away longer than expected. The rule that covers this situation is 24-1 a movable obstruction. Nowhere in that ruling does it state that the rake must be removed from...

Golf: golf ruling - penalty or not, middle tees, forward tee
middle tees, forward tee, tee markers: Dear Kevin, I apologize if for some reason that response wasn t clear. Let me be more explicit. YES, you would be hitting 3 from the tee because you hit your ball out of bounds unless otherwise noted by local rules, usally on the score card. If not, a penalty...

Golf: golf ruling, incorrect score, stroke penalty
incorrect score, stroke penalty, match play: Dear Gowencm, thanks for the question. There is NO time limit to adjust an incorrect score. Therefore if John did indeed breach a rule, then regardless of when it happened, he would have to incur the 2 strokes. In a sense he is lucky that Mike pointed it...

Golf: golf schuedle, tournament pairings, man teams
tournament pairings, man teams, yahoo ca: Hi Dan, I m not sure what you re looking for here. Do the teams change? Do you want the players to move as pairs or singles? Take a look here for some possibilities. http://www.probablegolfinstruction.com/tournament_pairings.htm Get back to me at probablegolf@yahoo.ca...

Golf: golf shaft, stiff shaft, stiff tips
stiff shaft, stiff tips, golf shaft: Hello again, you really should avoid getting knock offs you can never be sure of their authenticity, also buying components to fit yourself is dodgy because you need expertise to fit them correctly, always buy new if you can afford it and get custom fit too,...

Golf: golf shaft, flex shaft, golf shaft
flex shaft, golf shaft, stiff tips: It s difficult to explain the physics of why this happens, but I think basically it s because there is less flex or whipping effect as the club comes through. I ve always tended to draw the ball myself, and with a shaft that is too limber the draw gets exaggerated....

Golf: golf shaft, graphite shaft, golf shaft
graphite shaft, golf shaft, ti driver: Hi Buddy, I suggest going to a PCS certified clubmaker near you. You can find one at www.proclubmakers.org. Take your favorite Callaway shafted club with you. The clubmaker will be able to match the flex and weight and apply it to your driver. Best regards,...

Golf: golf shafts, cleveland launcher 460, cleveland launcher 460 comp
cleveland launcher 460, cleveland launcher 460 comp, grafalloy pro launch: Hi Scott: Yes usually 10.5 is a good loft to shoot for. If you could find someone in your area with a launch monitor that has a good reputation you could pay for a session and then find out for sure whether 10.5 or 11 or 12 would be better. Good Luck...

Golf: golf shafts, clubhead speed, golf shafts
clubhead speed, golf shafts, swing speed: Hi Steven, The type of shaft really depends on your clubhead speed. The faster you swing, the more stiff of a shaft required. Typically, a beginning golfer has a slower swing speed and thus would be best suited with a regular stiffness shaft. The less...

Golf: golf shafts, cleveland launcher 460, cleveland launcher 460 comp
cleveland launcher 460, cleveland launcher 460 comp, grafalloy pro launch: Sorry for taking so long to answer your question. You sound pretty serious about your shaft selection and so for you I would suggest you go to a club fitter and have your swing analyzed. That way you can properly match your particular swing to a shaft....

Golf: golf shoe repair, nike golf shoes, fancy materials
nike golf shoes, fancy materials, best bet: Hey Joe, Not sure about this one. I don t think a shoe repair store could help you much. Most of the high end shoes are made with all kinds of fancy materials in the sole, reinforced carbon inserts, special pre-molded gripping areas and the like. Your...

Golf: golf shop, elbow grease, golf shop
elbow grease, golf shop, marketing strategy: Dear Chris, thanks again for the question. That s a world of mine in the past. Today s marketing would take research and elbow grease. I ve moved on to different meadows and leave those ventures to my brothers...and you and your gang. Good luck and as...

Golf: golf slices, convenience
convenience: Hello and thank you for asking. This is of course one of the most common problems asked of in golf. I have extensive material on this question in my FAQ s at my other Q&A site, here is the link for your convenience, and feel free to ask me any more questions...

Golf: golf swing, swing sequences, split hand
swing sequences, split hand, hosel: Hi Jeff: Usually an inside to out swing will produce a draw, hook or if you get out in front of the hit, a push. Because you mention putting your right foot back to correct this, I ll assume you play right-handed. So many things can influence where the...

Golf: golf swing, couple lessons, phil mickelson
couple lessons, phil mickelson, natural swing: Dear Paul, thanks for the question. My answer would a simple one...play whichever way you are most comfortable. And NO ONE can answer that for you, except you. Mechanically, you could learn to hit the ball straight either way, but more than likely you ll...

Golf: golf swing, graphite shaft, target line
graphite shaft, target line, swing down: Hi and thank you for asking. I understand your problem, but that does not necessarily mean I can tell you the correct fix for it without seeing your swing. I usually do not answer like that here, but in your case, the problem is a bit too broad. So here...

Golf: golf swing., second baseman, face problem
second baseman, face problem, hand logo: Hello George: Congratulations and Good Luck! Let s look at the problem George from the golf balls perspective. Why would the ball hook like that? If the ball starts to the right of target, that means the path of the club coming into the ball is too much...

Golf: golf swing, right on target, mid eighties
right on target, mid eighties, public faqs: Hi... sometimes it helps to simply visualize hitting your 9 iron even when you are hitting an 8 or 7 or even 6.... go to the range, and switch it up... hit a couple of 9 s, then a couple of 8 s, then 9 s, then 7 s, etc... Please make sure to send all future...

Golf: golf swing, swing path, swing plane
swing path, swing plane, back swing: George: You re incredible to say the least. I am excited to see how you make out at the Open. If your swing path is too much inside to out and the face is closing, you will hook it a ton. The more you swing from in to out, the more you will push balls...

Golf: golf swing help, golf swing, golf game
golf swing, golf game, divot: thank you very much for your question. i have indeed looked at your swing and i would like to thank you for your effort to post this online. it tells me a lot that you want to really work at this game. so in return, i will answer your question to the best...

Golf: golf swing, bucks county country club, jack nicklaus
bucks county country club, jack nicklaus, pga professional: Hi Richard, and thanks for your question. Welcome to golf! The first thing I can recommend is to work on your posture. If you are topping the ball, that means that the circle you create when you swing the club bottoms out too late. The bottom of that...

Golf: golf tour, pga member, sponsor money
pga member, sponsor money, pro golf: Hi Dan: I am assuming you mean pro golf? As far as an entry level developmental Tour, there are lots of little ones scattered about the country,and my guess is entry fees would be between 400-1,000 per week, but you would be playing for your own money. ...

Golf: golf, longest golf ball, coefficient of restitution
longest golf ball, coefficient of restitution, mental toughness: Hi Mark, Tiger Woods and the other long hitting players have a clubhead speed of about 120 mph. An average golfer has a clubhead speed of about 90 mph. When the club collides with the ball, it transfers momentum to it and the ball moves at an even...

Golf: golfer's elbow, fairway woods, divots
fairway woods, divots, divot: Hello Stephen: The easiest thing to do is change equipment because changing your swing will take a lot of time, effort and patience. If changing your mid and long irons to woods or hybrids rids you of the elbow problem then you re home free. But if the...

Golf: graphite shafts, ping irons, graphite shafts
ping irons, graphite shafts, luck john: Hey Dolen, Hard to say whether you could tell the difference or not. As a 12 handicap, my instinct is to say that you probably could not, especially in the shorter irons, but that s just a guess. I m more curious about why your switching to graphite....

Golf: green sife bunker ruling, side bunker, mark thanks
side bunker, mark thanks, sife: Dear Mark, thanks for the question. I was visiting family for the holiday. Below is Rule 22-2, allowing a player to lift (and mark) any ball he believes will affect his play. Incidentally if you ask a player to lift and mark his ball, he can opt to play...

Golf: Putting green, putts, skipper
putts, skipper, denis: Dear Denis...thanks for the question. Leaving the ball in the hole is no penalty to anyone. On the other hand, the 2nd player may not want to take the remote chance that their ball could hit the 1st ball and bounce out. Thanks again, good luck, and remember......

Golf: putting greens, putting greens, game thanks
putting greens, game thanks, mower blades: There are three things that impact putting green speed: the height of the turf; the smoothness of the putting surface; and the slope of the green. Superintendents can decrease green speed by raising the height of their mower blades; they can increase green...

Golf: grip, knuckles, other useful tips
knuckles, other useful tips, pwr: Hello and thank you for asking... seeing three knuckles is basically more towards a strong grip, so that is fine if you tend to slice the ball. However the grip and swing are intertwined, not separate. Yo can have the strong grip but you can still slice...

Golf: grip, swing plane, backswing
swing plane, backswing, golf grip: Hi Greg, Yes, you have a very strong grip. Given this strong grip, you must have made other compensations in your swing to avoid duck hooking every shot. It s really hard to tell what they might be without seeing your swing. I d recommend you make changes...

Golf: grip, pga member, finger grip
pga member, finger grip, gene gene: Gene: Not much, personal thing. The reason golfers use the reverse overlap grip on chips and putting is it quiets down any hand or wrist action. I am not sure that would be OK with your swing, however, if you happen to be a flipper or too wristy in your...

Golf: grip, applying science, golf questions
applying science, golf questions, golf technology: Hi JOe, Seeing 3 knuckles on your left hand would usually mean that your grip is on the strong side, promoting a draw, hook (right to left flight path). How many knuckles you see depends not only on how your hands connect with the grip of the club but...

Golf: grounding the club, fairways and greens, stroke play
fairways and greens, stroke play, water hazard: David: There is no penalty for what you describe. A player may place clubs in a hazard while playing a shot as long as nothing he does would constitute testing the conditions of the hazard. If he has done something to test the conditions of the hazard prior...

Golf: HANDLE-CONSCIOUS or CLUBHEAD-CONSCIOUS, target line, cirular
target line, cirular, center of gravity: Hi Bobby, Actually, I know what you re talking about. It s along the lines Swing the Clubhead , a book by Ernest Jones. You might want to get it and give it a read. You can order it from amazon. Use this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?link_code=ur2&tag=probablegolfi-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&location=/gp/search%3F%26index=books%26keywords=swing%20the%20clubhead%26_encoding=UTF8...

Golf: Hand placement, left index finger, pga member
left index finger, pga member, golf terminology: Hi Mark: Your hands should be placed in front of you just like any other club. The problem is not where your hands are, the problem more than likely is your grip itself. I bet the club is being held too much in the lifeline of the left hand. In golf...

Golf: Handicap, fairways and greens, gross score
fairways and greens, gross score, handicap: Hi Robert/Randee: A plus one handicap means a player plays better than scratch. In other words if you were a plus one and I was a 5, you would give me 6 strokes in a match. Another example is if you were playing in a tournament wherein the lowest net score...

Golf: Handicap Question, scramble format, handicap
scramble format, handicap, skipper: Dear Laurie, thanks for the question. In a scramble format the handicap won t have an impact, but rather the committee usually just wants to know how the teams are paired up As a beginner, Anything around 30 is just fine. The maximum is 36. But like I...

Golf: Handicap Updates, handicap changes, sunshine coast australia
handicap changes, sunshine coast australia, handicap index: Dear Phil, thanks for the question. I can only really comment on the US, and the USGA. Here, only the most recent published handicap is valid. The USGA is the only body that can change the handicap index; it should NOT be adjusted by any individual or player...

Golf: Handicap, ghin handicap system, golf handicap calculator
ghin handicap system, golf handicap calculator, handicap systems: Hi Stephen, I found the answer to your questions at the www.usga.org site under handicaps. You can download the handicap manual. http://www.usga.org/playing/handicaps/manual/handicap_system_manual.html It explains how to use tournament scores to reduce...

Golf: Handing Cards and Score Additions, amateur golf tournament, gross score
amateur golf tournament, gross score, handicapp: Hello Vic. Its clear to me now. By the way I checked with several club pros about this. I had a mix of response. one said that since the commitee allowed the players to check, then it should be fine. the others agreed with me. once its signed, then its...

Golf: Scooping, downswing, ball flight
downswing, ball flight, time heals: Dear Andrew, thanks again for asking. I love your commitment. If your trajectory is as you say ballooning, it is indeed possible that you ve gotton wristy at impact. It sounds to me like (and of course this is only speculation) your hands have become a...

Golf: Hands at the Top of My Swing, ball flight, club face
ball flight, club face, downswing: Hi Andrew.. Ballooning ball flight tends to be that your downswing is more steep than usual... But it might also means you fail to shift your weight forward in an appropiate way. Try turning toward the target than slide... It might cure that problem.....

Golf: Trick shots, king cobra driver, pitch shots
king cobra driver, pitch shots, triple bogey: Lou: Your six iron shot is for trees or pitching out from them or if it has to be run real low under branches or if you are playing into a stiff wind. I ve hit those kind of 6 irons before from about 100 yards on purpose. Great shot to know and be able...

Golf: Head game?, club head speed, member golf
club head speed, member golf, head game: Hi Cecil, Wow! Quite an ambition. Not to demoralize you, but I d bet against you consistently breaking 70 within one year. As golfers improve to the point they start breaking 80, the amount of improvement to break 70 is even greater. Your game has to...

Golf: Heavy Fade, pga head professional, bucks county country club
pga head professional, bucks county country club, target line: Good morning Ken! Thanks for your question. Best thing to check first is your alignment. Are you square to your target line? If your shoulders get a little open, that can cause the fade.... Second, check your ball position. I like to see the ball...

Golf: Heavy fade, swing pattern, backswing
swing pattern, backswing, forearms: you arent releasing the club which means the forearms must cross thru impact with the ball...practice opening the club to a toe up position at waist high in the backswing and rotating thru the ball till the toe points straight up or slightly past at waist...

Golf: Heel/Toe shots, nike slingshots, titleist dci
nike slingshots, titleist dci, hosel: Dave: Sounds like you are shanking the ball. Shanking the ball is when the hosel (neck) hits the ball first before the clubface can. If the round neck of the shaft hits a round ball, the result is a shot that squirts straight right. We laughingly call...

Golf: Height, pga member, light hook
pga member, light hook, target: Hi Stu: Good question. I think you are OK with your equipment. Set yourself up a little more behind the ball at address and see what happens. If you are hitting a small hook now and are hitting it 260 with a 10.5, in order to get more height, you will...

Golf: Help with lingering and chronic swing problems?, hook draw, swing radius
hook draw, swing radius, public faqs: Hello and thank you for asking. 3.5 knuckles??? That is a very srong grip. Neutral you would be able to see about two, weak you would see one. Strong grips yes, would promote hooks. Dont be afraid to experiment with grips on the range... it is part of...

Golf: Help Quick!, degree loft, worth crap
degree loft, worth crap, regional golf: Hey there... ok normally I would be more than willing to help you with the problem, in making you better with the driver, but in this case, with the tourny so close, I am going to have to tell you something you may not want to hear. Since it seems like you...

Golf: Hey Skip...., true temper shaft, elbow injury
true temper shaft, elbow injury, physics engineering: Hey Jay, how s it going! You ve read my mind with your last comment. As I m reading all I can think to myself is that I would be remiss to offer even the slightest two-cents on this without the luxury of seeing your swing/game in action. As a tennis pro...

Golf: Hi John, I don't play golf..., exact spot, player 1
exact spot, player 1, brott: Hi Doug: You are right in that Player 1 replaces his ball and player 2 plays his from where it comes to rest. If it is agreed that Player 1 s ball has been moved but the original position is not able to be pin-pointed, Player 1 must drop a ball as near to...

Golf: High Drives!!, stiff shaft, foot equipment
stiff shaft, foot equipment, downswing: Hi Jim.. 2 things that can cause this high trajectory.. 1 would be that you might be swinging too steep toward the ball on downswing like you would be with a 7 iron. Try keeping the driver low before and after impact. 2nd would be that you might...

Golf: High launch angle, swing angle, public faqs
swing angle, public faqs, swing plane: Hello and thank you for asking. Taller player do tend to have steeper angles into the impact zone, but it also has to do with how long your arms are, so that is not always accurate. Flattening out your swing plane is a terrible solution and will cause more...

Golf: High loft in a drive, woosh, low kick
woosh, low kick, measuring devices: Hi Lori: The answer to this question a few years ago would have been fairly simple; but due to today s technology it gets a bit more complicated. Today s new equipment is designed to produce a higher launch angle with as much roll out. If your friend s...

Golf: High School Golf Coaching, high school golf, golf coach
high school golf, golf coach, good luck: Hi there, and thanks for asking. I have written up a special FAQ just for you. Please go read it at http://answerway.com/faqshow2.php?pgtitle=&category=307&faqid=2538&faquid=Dathaeus and if you have any more questions please ask me there or go to...

Golf: High trajectory on Orlimar Trimetal 11 deg driver, orlimar driver, wilson x 31
orlimar driver, wilson x 31, blade 1: Lou: Good job. Keep working on the basic things that give you success. As for the driver and 3 wood, make sure you picture the clubhead moving level at and through the ball into the follow through. If the clubhead is moving up at impact at all, you top...

Golf: Higher ball trajectory, ball trajectory, ball position
ball trajectory, ball position, windy day: usually, higher ball flights with irons doesn t mean anything bad regarding your mechanics and such. but if your driver flies higher than normal, then you know there is something that you need to fix. to fix this, there is an excercise you could. i have...

Golf: How to Hit Straight Drives, straight drives, bad situations
straight drives, bad situations, fairways: Hi Rob, i m going to need loads more info than that i m afraid. 1) do you hit it left or right? 2) are you left or right handed 3) what sort of curve does the ball have in the air? 4) how long do you hit a usual drive? As much info as you think i...

Golf: Hitch, lefty, gil
lefty, gil, good luck: Hi MIke.. Try swing at half a swing with your hands so quiet...swing through the impact without any wrist breakings. 10 balls that way, then 3/4 swing using same method.. 20 balls It should help you see that no more hitching happenings at the...

Golf: Hitting the ball fat a LOT!, marc evans, downswing
marc evans, downswing, lefty: Hello Decarius, Thanks for the quesiton. I too am a lefty. To see why you are striking the ball fat without seeing your swing is difficult but here are a few points that may help. Firstly make sure you are transfering your weight from your left side...

Golf: Hitting the ball fat!!!, practice swing, practice swings
practice swing, practice swings, knees: hello roger. thank you very much for your question. if you are hitting the ball fat, there are many things that could have gone with your swing. unfortuantely, i cannot view your swing and i cannot spot the cause for you to hit the ball fat. however, these...

Golf: Hitting the ball "THIN"., hi john, threes
hi john, threes, gil: Hi John.. Thin shots usually causes by too much wrist action at impact.. mainly due to out/in swing and you have to compensate by trying to help the ball up in the air, results in thin shots. try keep your hands quiet ... Swing with your arms only and...

Golf: Hitting Chip Shots off the Toe, tom watson, steep angle
tom watson, steep angle, chip shots: hello ron. i think i understand your problem. i think your stance is a little bit off right now because you have been moving it around too much. here is the solution. just set up so that you feel COMFORTABLE. and get the club a little steeper at the adress....

Golf: Hitting the Driver off the tee, swing plane, proper grip
swing plane, proper grip, ball position: all of us go through this phase where we just can t seem to hit the ball. its a pahse that cannot be avoided. so don t feel too frustrated if you can t seem to hit your driver. there are some basic things that you could work on to prvent hitting a severe...

Golf: Hitting drive to the left, king cobra, ball position
king cobra, ball position, reason 3: Hello Jerri, i will try and suggest ways inwhich you can straighten up your drives. 1. Check your grip, do you see more than 2 knuckles on your left hand? if so turn your left hand to the left, is your right hand too far to the right of the handle? if so...

Golf: Hitting fat.! (sometimes), pga member, superb advice
pga member, superb advice, golf shot: Hi Rob: The problem is that you are thinking to logically. The fat shot is not caused by too steep a swing. Instead, the club is too shallow as it approaches the ball, thus sometimes hitting the ground first (bottoming out too early). I always have people...

Golf: Hitting on the Heel, clubhead speed, impact area
clubhead speed, impact area, ball flight: Brian: Good question. First let s state the obvious. Are you too close to the ball? Back up about an inch and see if it helps. Otherwise, the usual suspect is incorrect hand action through the impact area. So many students try to get more clubhead...

Golf: Hitting With My Irons, faq collection, bebout
faq collection, bebout, ball flight: Hi Trey.. first I will need more information to help you. I need to know: 1 - How far do you hit a good driver 2 - What is the typical ball flight of your driver (draw, fade, etc) 3 - What kind of shaft/clubs are you using? (need general specs) 4 -...

Golf: Hitting my shots too high, degree loft, chuck evans
degree loft, chuck evans, golf shots: Bob, First, you don t want any roll with irons - they are for carry - not roll. The driver is a different matter. Today s Tour Players hit the ball VERY high - they want carry and NOT roll. That being said a huge majority of them are using 10 degree...

Golf: Hitting Under the ball on Tee shots, steep angle, pop ups
steep angle, pop ups, tee shots: Hello Tito. Yes that is a problem that can solved with patience and knowledge. To me the answer is very straight-foward as this problem is encountered by every golfers at least once in their life. The info that I am about to to share with you is guaranteed...

Golf: Hitting down?, weather in new york, forward weight
weather in new york, forward weight, weight shift: Mike, the secret of hitting a golf ball is striking it on a descending blow(hitting down),a totally misunderstood concept. Most all golfers try to get under the ball and help it up..arms shorten and ones pulls up( your friends tell you that you looked up,...

Golf: Hole in one, mike pedersen, doppler radar
mike pedersen, doppler radar, fitness guru: Hi Byron, My statistics sources tell me that the odds of a golfer getting a hole in one in their lifetime is 8000 to 1. The odds for both husband and wife to get a hole in one would be 64 000 000 to one; highly unlikely. HOpe this helps. Ken Tannar...

Golf: Holed out at hole 15, incorrect score, pricila
incorrect score, pricila, flagstick: Dear TC Ho, thanks for the question. Technically, the ball is deemed holed out only when the flagstick is removed and the ball hits the bottom of the cup. Everlyne should have removed the flag, let the ball drop, and then removed it. (Rule 17-4) While waiting...

Golf: Hook, fairway woods, time and patience
fairway woods, time and patience, ball flight: hello garrett and thank you for your question. i am glad to hear that you are hitting your short irons very well. it sounds like you are having trouble getting the ball airborne. there are few of the things you can do to fix this. get a PROPER SET-UP. ...

Golf: Hooking long irons, separation area, right angles
separation area, right angles, chuck evans: David, First let s describe what causes ball curvature and the initial starting direction of the ball. The ball ALWAYS leaves the clubface at right angles...so if the ball starts left or right of target then first check the what the clubface is doing...

Golf: Humidity, longest golf ball, humidity increases
longest golf ball, humidity increases, air density: HI Doug, As humidity increases, air density decreases. Less dense air creates less lift and less drag. The difference in ball flight between low humidity and high humidity is not that significant. I have not found any source that quanitifies the effect...

Golf: Hybrids, hybirds, proper swing
hybirds, proper swing, golf partners: Hello, thank you for asking... apologies for the delay. There are many reasons for your question: (Please keep in mind that some of these answers may ingore the fact that you may think it is not just you because of many of your friends, but just remember,...

Golf: hand/ball position with offset driver, king cobra ti, ball position
king cobra ti, ball position, angle results: Doug, I ve never hit more than a few shots with offset drivers...my miss-hits nearly always go left. I think the point would be to line up with the club face square to the target line. It would seem that lining up square would help keep your hands slightly...

Golf: I am a left handed golfer..., swing arc, swing plane
swing arc, swing plane, handed golfer: that shot pattern and lack of power ,if swing plane is consistent with both the irons and the driver(does the ball still start straight or left?), indicates 2 things both caused by the same thing. The thought of trying to hit a driver on the upswing can lead...

Golf: Left handed, pga member, phil mickelson
pga member, phil mickelson, handed clubs: Hi Michael: No it does not matter. I am left handed but play golf right handed. There are many tour players who are left handed but play golf right handed. And the most famous of them is just the opposite. Phil Mickelson is right handed but plays left...

Golf: handicap, month of june, handicap
month of june, handicap, holes: Hi Evan, Your handicap is based on your last 10 best scores out of 20. It might be that some of those still might be high so your handicap is still 28.5. As you play more rounds, the older scores will be removed from the average. The handicap also depends...

Golf: handicap, scorecard, skipper
scorecard, skipper, greens: Dear Barry, thanks for the question. You Can NOT turn in those scores where the tees and greens are artificial or temporary. The main reason is that the course no longer matches the scorecard in regards to slope and course rating, therefore inappropriately...

Golf: hands, swing speed, downswing
swing speed, downswing, hand position: Hi Neil, You might not want to position your hands as close with your driver. Because the swing speed is so fast, the tendency will be for your hands to move farther away from your body on the downswing. You hand position should be where they want to...

Golf: hands, fairways and greens, ball position
fairways and greens, ball position, shoulder width: Neil: Generally speaking, yes. The optimum distance can be determined by the following proceedure: 1. Stand with your feet shoulder width and your knees locked. 2. Bend from the hips to the point that when you allow your arms to hang loosely from your...

Golf: hands, sense of togetherness, pga member
sense of togetherness, pga member, wedge shots: Hi Neil: The feeling of your hands close to your body as you swing through the shot is actually your hands remaining quiet through the impact area. This is correct for wedges. The more active you try to get with your hands (some people say wrists),...

Golf: hanging on the back foot and flipping, downswing, backswing
downswing, backswing, weight shift: Way to go Jon. I told you it won t take long. Make sure you practice that drill every time you go out to practice. 3/4 of your practice time working on your swing needs to be doing this drill. Then the last quarter of your practice needs to be done without...

Golf: height of a shot., public faqs, clubhead speed
public faqs, clubhead speed, faq collection: Hi... someone with a very high clubhead speed like Tiger could hit a ball up to 100+ feet in the air. I am sure he can do 150+ feet if he had a teed up lie and swung as hard as he could, but usually in tournaments, hitting the ball as high as you can is not...

Golf: Can you help me with my sand game?, triple bogey, sand shots
triple bogey, sand shots, poiters: Dear Dan, First of all, thank you for your great comment on me helping you. Now in regards to me helping you on your sand shots. Are you using your sand wedge? If so, then use the bounce of the club, the big fat part on the bottom to get your ball out...

Golf: help my swing, pga member, swing plane
pga member, swing plane, golf swing: Hello Chloe: I don t. If your body is way in front of your hands at impact and your elbow is stuck to your side, you will top many shots and hit them way to the right. If the position you describe is true, the swing plane is very shallow, not steep. ...

Golf: help, double bogey, short iron
double bogey, short iron, hosel: thank you very much garett. but i do wish you would post this on the comment section. go ahead and try the drill i have shared with you... it couldn t hurt to try right? i do agree with the timing... by timing, they mean tempo and you should slow down...

Golf: hey i on my swing i keep lowering..., pga head professional, bucks county country club
pga head professional, bucks county country club, visual idea: Hi Sam, and thanks for your question. The shoulders ideally will turn on a 90 degree axis with your spine....that is the shoulder turn everyone talks about. When the shoulders dip, the club now takes a very different and drastic new direction and plane!...

Golf: hi lofted woods, club face, milt
club face, milt, fairway: Hi Milt: Interesting question. First the reason for the roll is so you have less drag when contacting the fairway. I think what you are saying could be true to some extent but don t believe it would be a large factor. Also since this type of club is...

Golf: hi, can you use a tee or..., repair tool, good luck
repair tool, good luck, pitch: Dear Barry, thanks again for the question...sure, you can use a tee or repair tool to mark your ball, as long as no one objects. Some players find them distracting and might ask that you use something else. You would never do it in tourney play simply out...

Golf: high ball flight, fairway shots, degree loft
fairway shots, degree loft, swing plane: Hi Patrick, High ball flight is a result of a steep angle of attack (you have a very steep swing plane with hands high in the air at the top of the swing) or hitting the ball on the upswing. Without changing your swing, play the ball back further in your...

Golf: a very high ball flight from driver, king cobra driver, golf faq
king cobra driver, golf faq, followup question: Hi... I have a public FAQ in another great website where you can read up all the tips and then also ask if you have more questions... you can send me a direct followup question there or post a public question and have me and other experts answer you... here...

Golf: high ball flight, woods and irons, ball flight
woods and irons, ball flight, headwind: Hi Sal.. it sounds like you have a well-round golf game.. There might be two things, you need to take a look at... Shaft? right amount of flex? Ball? too much spin on it causing it to spin even more against wind? Suggest you go to any club fitting...

Golf: high hooks, target line, handicap golfer
target line, handicap golfer, index fingers: Sal: You may have given me a clue with one phrase in your lastest question, and that is there is no consistency . Consistency begins with your address position. If you are not in a balanced position at address, you tend to lose your balance during the...

Golf: hip turn, using arms too much, practice swings, knee moves
practice swings, knee moves, face pull: Hello Dave: Very common problem. You are close to a solution, but be careful how you go about it. Basically, your upper body is trying to do all the work from the top of your backswing to hit the ball. Pulls and slices are ususally one in the same. One...

Golf: history, british golf museum, ancient golf club
british golf museum, ancient golf club, swing machine: Hi Roy, Sorry for the tardy response. I was away for a few days. Like many developments throughout golf history, the standardization of 18 holes did not happen as the result of a momentous decision agreed upon by many. And again, like many developments...

Golf: How to hit a 3 wood 13 degree, shaft flexes, angular velocity
shaft flexes, angular velocity, swing speed: Hello and thank you for asking. Before I answer, please note that many experts and I have joined a new website called Answerway.com which has many benefits you will see. Here is the link to the golf section for your convenience: http://www.answerway.com/browse.php?category=307&pgtitle=Golf...

Golf: hit the ball, golf swing aid, dream swing
golf swing aid, dream swing, proper positions: Hi Dong, The major cause of topping the ball is the upper body being higher at ball contact than at the beginning of the swing. In many cases, golfers lift their head too soon in the downswing. The head should move up naturally after impacting the ball...

Golf: how to hit a lower flight, golf question, question board
golf question, question board, ball flight: Hello and thank you for asking. Many experts and I have moved to a new web site that offers many more features for such questions as yours, as well as the fact that all questions are archived. I have a public FAQ there specifically designed to help people...

Golf: How can I hit a solid iron consistantly?, left forearm, swing check
left forearm, swing check, ferris wheel: Good morning Daniel, and thanks for your question. Sounds like you are doing a good deal of good things with you game to get to a 15 after only a year. How is your short game, seeing that you say you miss a lot of 2nd shots....? Hitting good iron shots...

Golf: how to hit straight drives, snap hook, straight drives
snap hook, straight drives, club face: Thanks Rob, let me try to help. If you are pushing the ball in a straight line to the right indeed it is a push shot, this can be caused by the ball position being too far back in the stance therefore hitting the ball too early in the arc of the swing and...

Golf: hittin with irons, golf questions, hittin
golf questions, hittin, irons: Hello and thank you for asking. Your problem is not that you are not getting under the ball, it is that your club is not on a descending trajectory when at the initial contact with the ball. Most likely, you are topping the ball and the ball will be hit...

Golf: hitting fairways, flexible shafts, equipment advice
flexible shafts, equipment advice, fairways: Hi Rory: Try not to go below 10.5 of loft as less loft will always be less accurate. I prefer stiffer shafts myself for accuracy as I see a lot of problems with flexible shafts unless the golfer has perfect tempo. Hope this helps you in your search. ...

Golf: hitting solidly, wrong eye, luck john
wrong eye, luck john, left eye: Hey Gene, Man, I m not sure about this one. I m not sure exactly what to tell you. I m guessing it has something to do with whether you were left or right eye dominant. Most right handed people are right eye dominant. That s why right handed people close...

Golf: hitting tee shots farther, shaft stiffness, doing situps
shaft stiffness, doing situps, swing mechanics: Hi Marcus: Believe it or not becoming stronger in the abdominal area by doing situps in a variety of ways is great for adding distance since it strengthens you core area. When I started working out in a gym years ago I was amazed at how my distance increased....

Golf: hitting tee shots farther, shaft stiffness, longest golf ball
shaft stiffness, longest golf ball, swing mechanics: Hi Marcus, I ve written a series of newsletters on this topic entitled, Distance & Technology . Find them here and read away. If you have further questions, let me know. http://probablegolfinstruction.com/golf_newsletter_archive.htm Best regards,...

Golf: hitting tee shots farther, shaft stiffness, swing mechanics
shaft stiffness, swing mechanics, club shaft: Marcus: Today s equipment is designed to make the ball travel further in the air on a higher trajectory. Drivers are made with deep faces and are intended to be hit above the center of the face. This requires longer tees, somethng you won t be able to utilize...

Golf: hitting tee shots farther, shaft stiffness, coefficient of restitution
shaft stiffness, coefficient of restitution, swing mechanics: Hello.... Apologies for taking so long, been away from the pc for a few days.... Please read my FAQ s on increasing distance at http://www.answerway.com/faqshow.php?category=307&faquid=Dathaeus&catnam=Golf especially ones on proper weight shift, increase...

Golf: hitting tee shots farther, shaft stiffness, drive contests
shaft stiffness, drive contests, swing mechanics: Hi Marcus, The long drive contests are won by drivers that are 48 to 52 inches long and with heads that have 6.5 to 9.5 degrees of loft. I think these are the major factors as far as clubs are concerned in achieving distance.Hip and shoulder turn speed will...

Golf: hitting tee shots farther, shaft stiffness, swing mechanics
shaft stiffness, swing mechanics, club shaft: Hi Marcus.. Dont we all love hit the ball as far as we can? You said you just want to hit the heck out of a golf ball out on the range... Sure... I would suggest you wide your stance a little bit, more than the usual stance.. turn into a very...

Golf: hitting tee shots farther, shaft stiffness, swing mechanics
shaft stiffness, swing mechanics, club shaft: Dear Marcus, Thank you for you question. But the plethora of requests what you asked is to wide to pinpoint one thing since you are not a golfer. The best advice i can give you is to seek out the articles, tv highlights, and whatever info you can gather...

Golf: hitting utility woods, callaway heavenwood, fairway wood
callaway heavenwood, fairway wood, golf faq: Hi and thank you for asking. Using a utility wood mostly depends on the lie and type of shot you are trying to hit. If you have it teed up or a very clean lie where over 90% of the ball is sitting up, sweeping it like a wood is a good choice. Just make...

Golf: the hole on greens, hole locations, practice rounds
hole locations, practice rounds, water hazard: Dear Leslie, thanks for the question. Actually, I can t laugh at this one I m afraid. The truth is, on the PGA Tour, including in Europe and Asia, the holes are re-cut every single day...even in the practice rounds. They do it to keep the players just...

Golf: hooking the ball, duck hook, shaft flex
duck hook, shaft flex, luck jim: hi Jim...im sorry that in this type of format its nearly impossible to tell whether your hook is grip, path or equipment related..regardless a hook can only be caused by a closed clubface at impact..you could try making sure the clubface is in perfect position...

Golf: hybrids, pga member, fairway woods
pga member, fairway woods, hybrids: Hi Jerome: It depends on if you like your fairway woods. 5 woods and 7 woods are usually pretty easy to hit. Don t do it just to do it. However, if you have difficulty getting 5 woods and 7 woods into the air, then go ahead and get them. I highly recommend...

Golf: hybrids, fairway wood, fairway woods
fairway wood, fairway woods, shaft length: Hello Jerome, Thanks for the question. Well the hybrids are becoming increasingly popular even with the tour pros. The great thing about then is their ease of use. The industry standard for your clubs are: 5 wood is 21 degrees 7 wood is 24 degrees 5...

Golf: hybrids, jim furyk, retief goosen
jim furyk, retief goosen, fairway woods: hello. was there a question that you have previously asked me about regarding the hybrids? i don t recall any questions about hybrid recently... although i have answered some in the past... first off, i never said hybrids are not used by pros or by any...

Golf: hybrids, concerened, accurate answer
concerened, accurate answer, idea what kind: well, it all depends on what type of a golfer you are and what your goals are. hybrids are certainly a lot easier to hit. if you are a young golfer, i defintely recommend for you to avoid using them as much as possible. however, if you are an older player...

Golf: Improving the game, pga member, wedge shots
pga member, wedge shots, short game: Hi Chris: First and foremost, you need to get better at your short game. In particular, your wedges. Hitting wedge shots close to the hole can lower your scores quickly. Secondly, your putting. Do you keep track of your putting average per hole? If...

Golf: Improving Swing, golfdigest, espn
golfdigest, espn, hard time: Hello and thank you for asking. There are tons of videos out there you can watch, let alone watch tournaments on TV, where almost every swing is taken from behind so you can see the angles. If you have tivo or dvr that is the best way to watch a good swing....

Golf: IRONS, public faqs, faq collection
public faqs, faq collection, iron shots: Hi and thank you for asking. From the information you have provided me I can provide only a limited answer. The msot likely reason is that you are releasing way too early, but that is easier to do with shorter clubs. Therefore, it is hard to early release...

Golf: Iron Distance, pitch shots, golf improvement
pitch shots, golf improvement, golf section: Hello and thank you for asking. You have one major flaw and that is you are hitting the ball on the upswing. That causes grounding the club before the ball, high ball flight, loss of distance, less/no backspin, and never a crisp shot. There are many things...

Golf: Iron distance, mizuno mp30, dream swing
mizuno mp30, dream swing, shaft length: Hi Richard, The true effective loft of a club not only depends on the loft angle but also on the center of mass of the club. Hybrids typically have a lower center of gravity which will increase the effective loft of the club resulting in higher trajectory...

Golf: Iron equivalency for Crown Regal IV woods, ping golf company, fairways and greens
ping golf company, fairways and greens, woods and irons: Hey Wayne: Your question has actually two answers. Before the Ping Golf Company came on the scene, these were the standard lofts of woods and irons: Woods Irons 1 - 11 2 - 20 3 - 16 3 - ...

Golf: Iron head weight, chuck evans, iron heads
chuck evans, iron heads, iron head: John, Yes ladies and men s clubhead do weight differently. Ladies weigh less and therefore if you put a men s shaft into it the head will be too light. I would weigh the men s wedge and after re-shafting weight the new club. Add lead tape to the back...

Golf: Iron play, flop shot, hosel
flop shot, hosel, ball position: Hi Andrew, A lob shot is probably the easiest to shank because we can tend to get too handsy ( we manipulate the club too much with your hands instead of swinging with the arms and body). Let s see if you re getting the club into the right position...

Golf: Iron Selection, clubhead speed, taylor made rac os2
clubhead speed, taylor made rac os2, steel shaft: Hello and thank you for asking. As far the irons themselves, its all personal preference, nothing beats your trying them out on the course or range, and first impressions are everything. Never buy any club thinnking I ll get used to it. As any non-tour...

Golf: Iron Shots, compression balls, ken venturi
compression balls, ken venturi, titleist balls: Hi Jay.. You said you hit 7 iron the way others hit 9 iron? By what yardage?? Are you talking about 125 yard shots?? If you hit 7 iron 140 145 yards, then its still good... You have a habit of scooping the ball, try keeping your wrists quiet at...

Golf: Irons, golf equipment industry, fairway woods
golf equipment industry, fairway woods, inch increments: Hi Greg, There are no industry-wide standards for any golf club specification in the golf equipment industry. Each clubmaking company is free to make clubs to whatever standard specifications they deem appropriate. This is because there is no entity within...

Golf: Irons, taylor made rac os2, steel shaft
taylor made rac os2, steel shaft, question thanks: always glad to help. 28 years old... i would go with stiff. thats for sure. getting fitted for irons is always a good thing to do. but it is not as neccessary. it really depends on each person. some people find getting fitted for the right club to...

Golf: Irons/Driver Loft for Beginner, kzg gemini driver, kzg pft irons
kzg gemini driver, kzg pft irons, nike slingshots: Hi Steve: The most important thing I want to mention is the loft of the driver. Try to say at 10.5 or even a little higher. The lower you go in loft makes any club more difficult to hit. You will love the feel of the Gemini as I have owned one. ...

Golf: Irons, nike forged pro combo irons, correct shaft
nike forged pro combo irons, correct shaft, shaft flex: Hello Safet, Either are good. The inportant thing is to get the correct shaft flex and shaft length. This can be determined by having the swing and speed checked for the 16 year old. Go to www.proclubmakers.org to find some one near you to do this. Usually...

Golf: im lost, phoenix arizona area, golf fundamentals
phoenix arizona area, golf fundamentals, kiss of death: Hello Keith: Welcome to the game. It s a great game that you can play forever. In response to your question, get together with a respected, PGA Teaching Pro in your area and start by checking the basics. I encourage any baseball players, because there...

Golf: imbedded ball ruling, pga member, cart path
pga member, cart path, member mike: Mike: Yes, even there. It says through the green which is defined as any area (other than a hazard) within the boundries of the golf course. So if the ball is in bounds, yes it is through the green . Only if you are playing in a tournament and they...

Golf: immovable obstruction, circular indentation, level plane
circular indentation, level plane, grass: Embedded means it has to have made an indentation into the ground... the grass is not the ground. Ground consitutes the actual dirt/sand/soil/mud etc., in which the ball will have broken the level plane of the land. Grass can bend to varying degrees depending...

Golf: immovable obstruction, amateur games, stone blocks
amateur games, stone blocks, retaining wall: Hello and apologies for the late response. I would say no unless it is temporary. You can treat that like a large rock. if it can be moved without excessive or strenuous force, then you can move the obstruction. However, if it is part of the landscape,...

Golf: How do I improve my ratio of ball speed to club head speed (Smash Factor), club head speed, swing technique
club head speed, swing technique, catch phrase: Hey Steven, What the heck is a smash factor? I don t know what this means exactly, other than it s probably another catch phrase to make you think you don t hit the ball far enough. I don t play as much as I used to, but I still play to a 1 or 2 handicap...

Golf: How do I increase my lag?, dowel rods, forward swing
dowel rods, forward swing, muscle memory: Dear Paxton: Thanks for the question. By lag I will presume you mean delaying your release or holding the wrist-set longer in the forward swing. If you can get a couple broken shafts, or if not, a couple dowel rods 4 feet long. Sharpen them so they will...

Golf: iron design, cobra 3100 irons, pga member
cobra 3100 irons, pga member, iron design: Hello Randy: The ixh irons with the wider sole would be easier for her to hit. Manufacturers are putting more bounce on the bottom of the club to help beginners get the ball airborn easier. Stick with the ones you are hitting and let her try the ones...

Golf: iron distance, yahoo ca, playing golf
yahoo ca, playing golf, irons: Hi Mike, When you say your 3-7 distances aren t any farther than your 8-iron, are you hitting these shots solidly? Not having a variation in distance is very unusual. Perhaps your clubs aren t lofted correctly. Does you 3 iron loft appear to be much...

Golf: iron play, rule of thumb, good shape
rule of thumb, good shape, first approach: hello again and thank you for the question. the choice between hybrid and iron is yours. but its an important choice as it can display what kind of a player you are. if you thrive to be a complete, serious golfer, you must stay away from using a hybrid...

Golf: iron selection, golf swing, pga professional
golf swing, pga professional, copperheads: Hi Karen, well done for reducing your handicap by that amount, that s quite an achievement. I recommend that you go straight to your local PGA Professional. He or she can give you the benefit of their knowledge of the golf club market and also their expertise...

Golf: iron selection, cleveland ta7, handicap golfer
cleveland ta7, handicap golfer, taylormade: Hi Trevor, When you said 731 PM, I suspected you are left handed! Basically, what you have now are among the best irons out there... Why change irons, if you are happy with them? But, if you insist on looking around, I would recommend Cleveland TA7,...

Golf: iron shots, deadwood sd, ken venturi
deadwood sd, ken venturi, depth perception: Hi Ed.. Who says you have to have a divot? Ken Venturi isn t crazy about making divots.. With left eye being blind, I know how tough it can be, but from what you said, it sounds like you are having balance problems? Drills, there are quite many good...

Golf: what irons?, thanks alot, custom clubs
thanks alot, custom clubs, irons: Hi Jamie Yes , to both questions. Based on your height,you need shafts that are (at least) 1 1/2 longer than standard. Oversized heads are also recommended ,especially for beginners,because they are more forgiving of off-center hits. Not sure where in...

Golf: irons, pga member, golf outlet
pga member, golf outlet, knock offs: Eamon: There are only a few major manufacturers of golf clubs and they can found at any reputable golf outlet. In fact, if you had a brand name in mind, a quick call to a PGA member at a club or a major retail outlet will give you the answer. Generally...

Golf: irons, iron shots, airborn
iron shots, airborn, professional tournament: Jose: One of two things could be happening: 1. You could be trying to help the ball get airborn, or 2. You could be set up in such a way that makes it very difficult to stay down long enough to hit the ball solidly. The fact that when you do get the...

Golf: irons, handicap golfers, clone type
handicap golfers, clone type, line names: Hi John, Those Acer and Turbo Power clubs are just as good as those expensive pro line names. But...its important you have the correct shafts( L ladies flex for her and probably R regular flex for you). And, unless you are very tall (over 6 3 ) or very...

Golf: Which irons, titleist 804, pga member
titleist 804, pga member, forgiving clubs: Christian: I will tell you without hesitation that today s technology should be played. You are right, the cavity backed clubs are harder to work, however, they are definitely the clubs to be using for most all golfers (except maybe Tour players). It...

Golf: My irons have left me., position rock, address position
position rock, address position, poor balance: Hi Bob: For whatever reason you ve changed the way to stand up to the ball and it s affecting the path the club travels. Based on what you ve described, I would say you re standing closer to the ball than you were; close enough that your weight at address...

Golf: getting my irons in the air, swing arc, clubhead
swing arc, clubhead, irons: Hi Gerry: Real simple. The leading edge of the clubface MUST brush the grass!!! Whenever someone has trouble getting it airborne, it s because they are trying to get it airborne. People get so frustrated when they hit the top of the ball and it rolls...

Golf: My irons always hook, target line, handed golfers
target line, handed golfers, fairway woods: Hi John, Your grip could be too strong which means the hands are placed on the grip of the club so that they wrap around it too much clockwise, as you look down. Try weakening the grip a bit. When you grip the club, pay close attention as to where the...

Golf: irons, divot, clubhead
divot, clubhead, short game: a divot is not the goal..its is the result of a properly struck iron shot with hands leading the clubhead into impact and catching the ball on a downward blow..the 2 major errors are hands behind the ball at impact and any attempt to lift scoop or get under...

Golf: Jumbo drivers, leaps and bounds, fairway woods
leaps and bounds, fairway woods, question ball: Lou: Good, the key to following through and not allowing the club to fold up so quickly is to make sure you keep swinging your arms and the entire club to the finish. Also, allow the right heel to release off the turf so your body can support the swinging...

Golf: Junior golf lessons, junior golf clinics, junior golf lessons
junior golf clinics, junior golf lessons, curriculum booklets: Hi Angie, Sorry to be getting back to you a little late. Yes, I would go to the LPGA.com website and look under instruction or just do key words for a search engine using, junior golf and you should get plenty of sites to download lesson plans. US Kids...

Golf: keeping the driver straight, target line, pga member
target line, pga member, forward swing: Hi Rajeev: Let s get our pushes and fades down first. The language of a fade is a ball that curves from left to right. A push is a shot that just goes straight right. So if your ball has a fade spin on it, it will end up right of the fairway, not left....

Golf: knock off irons, tom wishon, component clubs
tom wishon, component clubs, high quality products: If by knock-offs you mean component clubs, yes there are some companies that offer clubs equal to, or better than, OEM clubs. The clubs made by Golfsmith, Dynacraft, Golfworks, Bang, SMT, Tom Wishon all have very high quality products. Most of these...

Golf: Lack of Distance, swing thoughts, blades of grass
swing thoughts, blades of grass, divot: thank you for your follow up. it makes a lot more sense now. yes. now is the time to adjust your swing so that you can take a clean divot after impact. if you seem to brush the grass and sometimes just chunk the ball, then you can check on your set-up,...

Golf: Ladies Drivers, draw bias, handed golfer
draw bias, handed golfer, mactec: Hi Patty let me try to explain what draw means. For a right handed golfer who tends to slice the ball from left to right, a common complaint, they need help in straightening up their shots, so having a draw bias or toeing in the club will produce correcting...

Golf: Lanny Wadkins, lanny wadkins, nick faldo
lanny wadkins, nick faldo, skipper: Dear Nell, thanks for the question. I can only offer that CBS decided that when Lanny s contract was complete at the end of 2006, they would not be renewing it in the same capacity. Instead they moved forward with Nick Faldo who was looking for work, when...

Golf: Lanny Wadkins, lanny wadkins, golf question
lanny wadkins, golf question, marc evans: Hello Nell, Thanks for the question. It is a golf question it just that you have asked a PGA Pro that is not in the U.S. I live in the U.K. and do not get CBS broadcast. Sorry. Try another of the pros on allexperts. Kind regards, Marc Evans. ...

Golf: Learning how to play golf, local community college, pawn shop
local community college, pawn shop, learning how to play golf: Hi there and thank you for asking. I have an archive of FAQ s and just added a new FAQ on golf books just for you. Please go to http://answerway.com/faqshow.php?category=307&faquid=Dathaeus&catnam=Golf and check out the last FAQ on golf books, and...

Golf: Leg movement/hip and arm turn, fairways and greens, thigh muscles
fairways and greens, thigh muscles, leg muscles: Hi Dave: I think if you asked your son if he thought about his arm/hip/leg motion during the swing, he d say no. I also think if you compared your profile to his, you d discover your knees are bent more than his and he bends more from the waist to reach...

Golf: Length of golf clubs, shaft flex, lie angle
shaft flex, lie angle, walmart: Hi BJ, Yes, you would absolutely benifit from clubs that fit your size and swing.But just getting your Walmart clubs lengthened isnt enough. Besides being at the proper length(probable approx. 2 for you) you should be measured for the appropriate lie angle...

Golf: Lengths of Golf Drives, tee markers, yardage markers
tee markers, yardage markers, sprinkler heads: Hi Chris.. Yes, you would have to walk off the measurement... It will be around +/- 5 to 7 yards of measurement.. Lets say you are teeing it off on a 389 yard par 4 hole. Tee markers are being moved up 5 yards behind the official tee markers making...

Golf: Lessons for a beginner, boise area, boise idaho
boise area, boise idaho, group lessons: Hi Greg.. I am glad you are taking up the game of golf there. You want to be good, it takes PRACTICE, PRACTICE... Lessons.. It is cheaper taking in a group than individual. Suggest you do that first (group lessons) then from there if you like the instructor,...

Golf: Lessons, butch harmon, david ledbetter
butch harmon, david ledbetter, dave pelz: Hi Sean, Are your taking golf lessons now? That s good because you need to get the proper set up and swing mechanics instruction. Golf magazines are pretty good but lots of information. I suggest Dave Pelz books for short game and putting principles. ...

Golf: Lie Angle, ball flight, irons
ball flight, irons, yd: Hi Will: Still I will have to answer you the same way. If the ball ends up more consistently left with whatever club you are using then you would need to flatten the club about 2 degrees. Of course if you go to the right consistently you might want to...

Golf: Lie degree??, callaway x18 irons, floor measurement
callaway x18 irons, floor measurement, pga professional: Dave: From your description, have the lies flattened. A couple of questions. First, do you feel comfortable at address with the extra 1 of length? Second, have you tested the lie of the clubs at impact actually hitting golf balls and watching them...

Golf: Lift , clean, and place, mike pedersen, doppler radar
mike pedersen, doppler radar, fitness guru: Hi Howard, I recall it as well. They were allowed relief through the green which means everywhere. I can t recall which tournament it was though. There were quite a few events this past year that had poor weather. Hope this helps. Best regards,...

Golf: Links Course, fairways and greens, pga member
fairways and greens, pga member, sleet and hail: Hello Rick: Good question. A Links course is void of trees and usually is near a body of water such as an ocean or a sea or bay. The seaside links type golf course is made out of the natural terrain that has taken form from years of Mother Nature hammering...

Golf: LOST BALL, stroke penalty, lost ball
stroke penalty, lost ball, sunday group: Dear Gerry, thanks for the question. Unfortunately I don t think you are going to like my answer. However your friends weren t correct either. A lost ball, regardless of the reason or unlikely nature of its disapearence, is penalized. The penalty is known...

Golf: Lob wedg4e, how to hit a lob wedge, public faqs
how to hit a lob wedge, public faqs, lob wedges: Hi there and thank you for asking. Lob wedges, or 60 degree wedges, are typically hit from 50-60 yards on a full swing. I say full because wedges are never intended to be swung full, but used more for control. In other words, better players rarely...

Golf: Loft or degree of Drivers, initial trajectory, mike pedersen
initial trajectory, mike pedersen, doppler radar: Hi Fran, The loft of a club is the angle made by the clubface relative to the vertical when the club is held properly. Thus, a 10.5 degree has one more degree of loft than a 9.5 degree. The greater the loft, the higher will be the initial trajectory of...

Golf: Long club troubles, top chop, pop ups
top chop, pop ups, level plane: Hi Curt: You fit the mold perfectly for having the symptoms to what you describe perfectly. If you were here in Phoenix, Arizona, I would have you out of that problem forever within a month, but I am not sure where you are. I will tell you how to fix...

Golf: Long Irons, cobra clubs, graphite shafts
cobra clubs, graphite shafts, irons: Hi there... that is a great question, and I formulated detailed FAQ to help you and any others who may ask this question again. I have it in this other Q&A web site that allow us to archive answers and FAQ s so you can always reference them. And for our...

Golf: Long Irons, golf section, head start
golf section, head start, fairway: Hi there sorry for the delay, I have been moving and have no internet access yet. I will answer you as soon as I get it up and running, but until then, please go to Anwerway.com to the Golf section, click on my ID on the left, Dathaeus, and read up on my...

Golf: Long thumb and short thumb, maximum power transfer, loosening your grip
maximum power transfer, loosening your grip, grip pressure: Hello and thank you for asking. I understand exactly what you are asking and let me tell you the facts. #1, there are more pros out there teaching the fact that a short thumb will give you better control and flexiblity. However, I have known some very...

Golf: Longest drive competion, straight hole, tournament staff
straight hole, tournament staff, dog leg: Dear Phil, thanks for the question. Unfortunately I don t think I am going to be able to shed much light on this one. There is no rule(s) governing contests within a tournament. It would definitely have to be PRE-DETERMINED by the golf staff or the tournament...

Golf: Looking for a direction to proceed in, states marine corps, scratch player
states marine corps, scratch player, scratch golfer: Hello and thank you for asking. I was 29 when I moved down to FL to become a professional golfer. mY handicap then was about a 15. Four years later, I was able to get my handicap down to about a 5 with some wasted time but mostly practicing over 30 hours...

Golf: Looking for a pro Trainer/instructorq, qeustions, swing
qeustions, swing, pro trainer: thank you for your question. let me put it this way. i need to know a lot more about you if i can answer any of your qeustions. how old are you? which part of the states do you live in? i can t suggest a swing instructor that lives all the way in new york...

Golf: Lost Ball Rule, penalty stroke, tournament officials
penalty stroke, tournament officials, tiger woods: Dear Randy, thanks for the question. Actually they did find the ball. Where the ball was found, strangely, was not marked by any OB stakes. Therefore the Grandstand surrounding the green, considered a Temporary Immoveable Object, allowed Tiger to have a free...

Golf: Lost Ball ruling!, ball questions, provisional ball
ball questions, provisional ball, hearted attempt: Greg: I am sorry if I did not answer this question, I thought I did, but saw it sitting in my email box. I apologize. You would have to go back and play your first ball, the one you found. Your provisional ball is inconsequential at that point. You may...

Golf: Lost Ball off Tee, provisional ball, lost ball
provisional ball, lost ball, penalty stroke: Hi Glenda, No, the lateral hazard situation is quite different. Firstly, after hitting your shot, if you think your ball is lost, you have the option of hitting a provisional ball. If you do find the original ball is lost, you continue to play the provisional...

Golf: Lost Ball off the tee, double bogey, stroke penalty
double bogey, stroke penalty, provisional ball: Hi Ed. You are wise hitting the provisional ball.. However you got a double bogey 5 on that par 3 hole. Lost ball is just as bad as Out of Bounds, stroke and distance penalty. You go back to where you last hit the ball with a stroke penalty. Next...

Golf: Lost golf ball ruling!, ball questions, provisional ball
ball questions, provisional ball, favorable position: Greg: I ll answer your questions then provide a rules quote that should lend support . 1. Yes 2. Yes, but he has the right to do so anyway. 3. The rules stipulate that each player put an identifying mark on his ball. Such a mark is usually announced...

Golf: Lost swing, extreme hook, swing path
extreme hook, swing path, bad habit: Great Rajeev: Yes, if you practice that to an extreme you will develop some bad habits and then you ll have to work out of those. The correct swing path is inside to square to inside. The golf club should never really get outside the target line unless...

Golf: Love of the game, golf swing, mesmerizing
golf swing, mesmerizing, concentration: hi Carol--the golf swing can be difficult on a bad back but sometimes a swing can be fashioned to alleviate that to a degree. the subtelties and skill of the game do require total concentration and yes the game can be addictive and mesmmerizing--thats why...

Golf: Lowest score, phil michelson, al geiberger
phil michelson, al geiberger, chip beck: Dear Bob, thanks for the question. You are correct...David Duval scored a 59 at the 1999 Bob Hope Classic. Others with 59 are Chip Beck and Al Geiberger. Anika Soranstam is the only female with a 59. And finally the lowest score for a lefty is 60 by Phil...

Golf: large clubhead, air resistance, clubhead
air resistance, clubhead, older drivers: Hi Nick, You re right, are large clubhead would slow down more due to increased air resistance (actually dependent on the area of the face, as opposed to the volume). But, the amount is not that significant. Comparing an older, standard size driver head...

Golf: lateral water hazard., water hazard, point of entry
water hazard, point of entry, usga: Dear Paud, thanks for the question. Allexperts notified me that you never rec d my answer, so I ll gladly throw it out there again for ya. I m assuming when you say your ball crossed a lateral water hazard, you mean that it is in the hazard correct? With...

Golf: leader board, fairways and greens, viewing audience
fairways and greens, viewing audience, couple reasons: Dave: I can only speculate on this and I would say it is for a couple reasons. First, if he s in a tournament, he s usually favored to win. And second, he is a huge draw for galleries, sponsor money and the viewing audience. All forms of media will take...

Golf: How do you lengthen golf clubs?, taylormade rac os irons, rule of thumb
taylormade rac os irons, rule of thumb, golf clubs: hello and thank you for the question. let me tell you now that you should never, ever, try to lenghten the club by yourself unless you are experienced. it is okay for your father-in-law to regrip the clubs but don t let him change the lenght of the shafts....

Golf: lengthening clubs without destroying good grips, good grips, question the answer
good grips, question the answer, black dot: the answer to the first question is YES but on certain degrees. for example.... are those grips made of leather or rubber? if its made of leather then.. NO. u can t. they simply tear apart when you try to take them out. if its like a rubber for instance......

Golf: lie angle, mizuno mx 23, lie tape
mizuno mx 23, lie tape, face tape: Peter, I would take them to an OUTDOOR facility and hit balls with both lie tape - that goes on the sole of the club - and face tape. It you are striking the ball in the center of clubface then leave them alone EVEN if the lie tape tells you differently....

Golf: lie angle, swing plane, luck john
swing plane, luck john, fitter: Sorry it tool me so long to get to this one... The correlation between extra length shafts and how it affects the lie angle is a tricky one. Yes, the change in the length of shaft compared to the standard length will alter the lie angle. If i were to...

Golf: lie angle, professional clubmakers society, golf smith
professional clubmakers society, golf smith, clubmaker: Hi Richard, If your pro has a loft and lie bending machine,he (or she) can do it . If not, you ll need to take them to a local clumaker. Who ever does it, make sure they are certified by the Professional Clubmakers Society or by Golf Smith. Make them...

Golf: lift, clean and place, wet ones, rules of golf
wet ones, rules of golf, wet conditions: Hi Charles, Under the normal rules of golf, the golfer must always play the ball as it lies without making any improvement to its lie. Under certain conditions (usually quite wet ones), a golf course or rules committee can modify the rules to lift,...

Golf: lift coefficient vs spin factor, university of sherbrooke, golf science
university of sherbrooke, golf science, project concern: Hi Mathieu, As far as I know, there is not one equation that links the lift coefficient to spin factor. You will find some empirical results published in Science and Golf III & V . Take a look on my reference page: http://probablegolfinstruction.com/golf_science_resources.htm...

Golf: liquid center titliest golf ball, longest golf ball, mike pedersen
longest golf ball, mike pedersen, fitness guru: Hi Frankie, I did a search on yahoo using golf ball liquid center as the search words. Lots of info about your question. Take a look at this one. http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_168.html Do the search yourself at yahoo.com and take a look...

Golf: lob wedge, lob wedge, clock position
lob wedge, clock position, o clock: no i do not use it within 30 to 10 yards and i recommend you don t do this. if its like 10 yards, i like to use my sandwedge that bounces once or twice on the green and just stop. i definitly do not like to use my lob wedge for those particular shots unless...

Golf: long irons, wedge shots, no doubt
wedge shots, no doubt, irons: no doubt in the world that u are not hitting them solid. period. no excuses on the clubs or anything. although it may seem like you are hitting the clubs well, you are not hitting it properly. there are slightly different ways to hit different clubs. ...

Golf: long thumb, target line, swing arc
target line, swing arc, fairway woods: Clark: I think you just answered your own question. Let s look at what you said. Hitting the ball clean with no divot. This is usually related to two things. One, your swing is too shallow. Two, you are using your hands incorrectly at the bottom of the...

Golf: how do i look a little more intimidating?, extra pressure, imaginations
extra pressure, imaginations, 40s: Hello Tommy: Great question. I know exactly what you mean, I went through it myself in high school. But, my answer may surprise you. There is one thing that you and your teammates must do to look more intimidating. YOU ALL MUST SHOOT LOWER SCORES! ...

Golf: loss of distance, swing angle, shallow angle
swing angle, shallow angle, body position: hello brent and thank you for your question. i am sorry to hear that you are losing distance. lets try to break your problem down piece by piece. because you are trying to hit the ball farther, you may be attempting to hit it a little more solid. when...

Golf: lost power, comming down, forward swing
comming down, forward swing, golf 101: Hi Bill: Wow, you re putting way too much into this. I will actually get away from that for now. It is much more effective if you were standing in front of me and I was physically coaching you. But, you need to step back and clear your brain. First...

Golf: lots of questions, pga member, swing plane
pga member, swing plane, flexibility training: Hello gun Han: Lots of questions. I ll try to be brief to help you. To maximize your lessons, try to take one every 3 to 4 weeks. You need time to practice and play and begin to put any changes into your game. And one lesson per month keeps a professionals...

Golf: low ball flight, hybrid clubs, club face
hybrid clubs, club face, ball flight: Hello Lorraine, i will hopefully make it clear why. Firstly a lot about how a wood will play from the fairway is the lie, if it is bare than it will be difficult to hit it high, if there is plenty of grass under the ball then it will be easier. Secondly it...

Golf: low hooks or high pushes with the driver, public faqs, relevant faq
public faqs, relevant faq, golf section: Hello there and you for asking. I understand what you are asking, but first you should read some of the relevant FAQ s I have already taken time to write out which will give you much better knowledge of your issue and then if you have any additional...

Golf: too low, stingers, stinger
stingers, stinger, swing: Hi Dave, Sorry for the tardy response. I ve been on the road. It s hard to tell why you re hitting low stingers without first seeing your swing. Could you give me some more information such as: how far do you hit your Driver? your 5-iron? your 9-iron?...

Golf: lvlvsrf@yahoo.com, orange eye, public faqs
orange eye, public faqs, faq collection: Every club has different specs depending on how you ordered them and from where. It is best you call and ask Ping directly... you can do a search for their homepage and they should have a contact number there. If you need any more followups or advice,...

Golf: Maintaining Consistency, handicaper, shot hole
handicaper, shot hole, ball of fire: Ralph: There are two aspects to this game; both of which may be playing a role in your inconsistency. Physical: As we age, our reflexes diminish and become slower. So those minute compensations we were able to make as a young golfer become less effective....

Golf: Making Contact With The Ball, keeping my head, hitting the ground
keeping my head, hitting the ground, strange thing: hello and thank you for your question. i absolutely love you question as its something that i can definitley halp you with. i see that you realize some of the important apsects of golf. its normal that you don t have consistency. two years is not much...

Golf: Marking Your Ball on the Green, backboard, skipper
backboard, skipper, exceptions: Dear Lewis, thanks for the question. There is no penalty for marking your ball. It is yours to do with whatever you like, and whenever you like...on the green of course. A playing partner can indeed ASK you to leave it in the event that it either helps...

Golf: Marking ball on green, putter head, exact procedure
putter head, exact procedure, match play: Dear Stephen, thanks for the question. There is really no rule governing this exactly, only ethics. The idea is to put the ball back exactly where it was, however you deem that possible. There is no exact procedure governing the process and no penalty because...

Golf: Marking your ball, wet conditions, usga
wet conditions, usga, great source: Max, Usually...no...you re not allowed to mark the ball any place but on the green. There could be some exceptions. If your ball and another player s ball are so close together that one ball impedes the stroke of the other player, the second ball may be...

Golf: Masters, pga tour event, first timers
pga tour event, first timers, practice rounds: Dear Garrett, thanks for the question. The greatest aspect of going to the Masters is the golf course and the grounds. The event is secondary to your surroundings. While there is so much to see, many fans make the mistake of trying to follow a particular...

Golf: Match Play, skipper, opponent
skipper, opponent, good luck: Dear Stephen, thanks for the question. Player A can do as he pleases under Rule 22-1. If a player feels like his ball is assisting another player he can mark his ball (although not allowed to clean it) and replace it when his opponent is finished. He does...

Golf: Match Play Handicap, crunch time, gross score
crunch time, gross score, steve thanks: Dear Steve, thanks for the question and Happy New Year. I see your point about the match ending before strokes were given, unfortunately that is just how it goes. The concept is that a player should be competitive on those early holes, and should only be...

Golf: Match Play Ruling, stroke penalty, penalty stroke
stroke penalty, penalty stroke, wire fence: Dear Golfnut, thanks for the question...a sticky situation indeed. There are actually two issues at hand here. In addressing the first issue, Rule 18-3/b states clearly that if an opponent, opponent s caddy or even the opponent s equipment moves a ball,...

Golf: Mathematics of golf, golf science, amazon
golf science, amazon, golf swing: Hi Alex, There are a couple of models used. Go to my website at www.probablegolfinstruction.com . There, you will find a link to golf science resources, http://www.probablegolfinstruction.com/golf_science_resources.htm There are references to Science...

Golf: Maximum power for a shorter golfer, francisco madero, pga member
francisco madero, pga member, hands and fingers: Hello Francisco: The two biggest things I would suggest are to get a great stretching program and to build up strength in forearms, wrists, hands and fingers. You hit it pretty good right now. Stretching will create speed and speed is key to distance....

Golf: Is the Medicus dual 2000 worth buying?, medicus 2000, medicus dual 2000
medicus 2000, medicus dual 2000, proper positions: Hi Daniel, My first advice is always to spend your money on getting formal lessons from a good, qualified golf professional. A video analysis of your swing is essential so that you can see what you look like at various points in your swing. ...

Golf: Medicus training club, golf training club, medicus golf
golf training club, medicus golf, original model: Hi Henry: I have not used the newer model but I believe the old version is probably sufficient. It is really great in teaching the pause at the top of the swing and helps a golfer learn a better transition of power. It s like anything else in golf...

Golf: Meet-n-Greet, fairways and greens, social gatherings
fairways and greens, social gatherings, pga tour events: Dear Sean: Thanks for your question. However, I m not so sure you ll like what I have to say on the matter. I ve played in 1 regular senior tour event and 5 senior majors and don t recall hearing of any organized Meet and Greets for the fans. There...

Golf: Mental Game, captains choice, mental game
captains choice, mental game, thoughts in my head: I am sorry that you had a tough round yesterday. but that happens and just be patient. but to practice without hitting the range can be done and also be effective. i don t personally recommend hitting foam golf balls. But do practice everyday on weekends....

Golf: Mental Game, thoughts in my head, wooden beam
thoughts in my head, wooden beam, mental game: Hello Garrett, Thanks for the question. I sent an answer but recieved an email today saying that it did not arrive with you. So I will answer again. This is a very common problem, good golf in practice and poor performance on the course. The reason...

Golf: Mental Practice, mental tools, mental approach
mental tools, mental approach, backswing: Hi Rick: Interesting question, but a good one. There are a few things you can do, but we all know the best thing is to find some time to hit balls and actually practice. The biggest thing you can do without practicing Rick is to work on your motion and...

Golf: MIke, can knowing the infomation..., luck kelly, driver selection
luck kelly, driver selection, kzg clubs: Hi Rick: Sorry I am just now getting back to you. I overlooked the e-mail by mistake. The Launch Monitor will definitely show you the loft to select for your driver (don t be suprised if it is higher than you expected). As for the irons I don t think...

Golf: Mike Austin, gangster al capone, guinness book of records
gangster al capone, guinness book of records, back muscles: Hi Bill, So, a fraud is using your name in making billions. Shame. Very interesting information about Mike Austin. No, I have never heard of him myself. I wonder what Ben Crenshaw knows about him. His method might work in giving great distance. Really,...

Golf: Mizuno Shafts, vista pro, aldila
vista pro, aldila, kelly kelly: Hi: The difference between the Aldila NV85 and 65 is simply the weight. The 85 is 20 grams heavier. I m assume the Exsar Sixty is 60 grams with the Vista Pro 70 being 70 grams. I personally love my Grafalloy Blue and have been using it for the past...

Golf: Model/yearTitleist golf irons, titleist dci irons, golf irons
titleist dci irons, golf irons, carlsbad ca: Benan, This is a club I ve NEVER heard of! I researched the Titleist, and several others and can find NO reference to this particular model. You can try these two references though and maybe they can give you some insight. Clubs Sales & Distribution:...

Golf: Moveable Obstruction?, fairway bunker, grass cuttings
fairway bunker, grass cuttings, unplayable lie: Dear Andy, thanks for the question. According to Rule 13-4/18, a player is entitled to the lie which HIS stroke gave him, without regard to the nature of the divot. (in other words, it doesn t have to be a divot, but rather any cuttings etc. that changes...

Golf: Mr. Sheffield, I work..., propane torch, new shaft
propane torch, new shaft, shaft replacement: Hi Robert, Shaft replacement (for irons)is fairly easy provided you have the correct tools and materials.A vice with a rubber vice clamp is needed to hold the (old)shaft so you can remove the head. A propane torch should be used to heat the hossel (neck)...

Golf: I'm a short guy, so what..., pga member, different lie
pga member, different lie, irons: Hi Bob: I m 5 2 and 145 lbs. I will not recommend shortening your clubs. Consider flattening your irons, but I don t think you want to shorten them. I actually have 3 different lie angles in my irons. My short irons are 4 degrees flat, my middle irons...

Golf: What makes a good golf club?, clubmaker, good golf
clubmaker, good golf, steel shafts: Hi Daniel. There isn t enough space to adaquately answer you questions on this forum. I (strongly) advise you to see a certified clubmaker nearest to you. To find one ,go to www.proclubmakers.org. There you will find some answers to your questions as...

Golf: marking the ball, stroke penalty, stroke play
stroke penalty, stroke play, match play: Dear Rhea, Happy Holidays and thanks for the question. This answer is dependent on whether you are playing match play or stroke play. In match play, there is no penalty for either player. The ball that was at rest must be replaced, while the ball that was...

Golf: marking your ball, skipper, good luck
skipper, good luck, game: Dear Kevin, thanks for the question. Those several people are correct...you can mark anyway you like as long as you remember to put it back the same way. Most players go with the behind the ball method simply because this method won t interfere with your...

Golf: match play, tie goes to the runner, penalty stroke
tie goes to the runner, penalty stroke, stroke play: Hey William, I had to think about this one for a minute. The closest thing I can think of is a decision on the rules of golf (18-3B/5). This decision has to do with an opponents caddie picking up the ball and declaring that it was found out of bounds....

Golf: men or ladies, rack clubs, clubfitting
rack clubs, clubfitting, flex shafts: Yes, cutting a shaft - or trimming as it is called - is certainly an option. Just keep in mind that when a shaft is trimmed, it also has the effect of increasing the stiffness of the shaft. If you have regular flex shafts, for example, they might feel after...

Golf: mental side of the game, decent score, good golf
decent score, good golf, better hope: Hey there... congratulations on playing tournaments! It should be a thrill to play any competition because that is part of the whole fun in learning and becoming better. Rememeber the key word is FUN. Imagine at the end of your tournament day, how much...

Golf: Need some advice, high school golf, quality iron
high school golf, quality iron, iron shots: thank you very much for the question. i was a little shocked by the info that you have given me. its funny cause you sound like the exact golfer that i was. i remember trying so hard to get into the top 6. i was there constantly and i played number 3 once...

Golf: Need to ask a really dumb question, soccer shoes, golf shoes
soccer shoes, golf shoes, dumb question: Hi Betty, Sneakers are fine. No, they don t rent special shoes to wear. Some exclusive clubs might rent golf shoes. Golf shoes have special protrusions on the sole called spikes. They help grip the turf so that players don t slip while swinging or walking....

Golf: New Clubs, tommy armour 845u, tom wishon
tommy armour 845u, tom wishon, component clubs: I would never buy a set of cheap clone clubs. These are clubs that are made to look like a brand name clubs but play much differently than the actual golfclub. I would suggest buying either used brand name clubs or quality component clubs. Quality component...

Golf: New clubs?, callaway big bertha, line score
callaway big bertha, line score, pga show: Hi Cecil: Really good and tough question. It really is a matter of philosphy. I like the clean look of blades in regard to cavity backs and some of my customers argue that with blades they feel they are forced to put a better swing on the ball due to...

Golf: New Driver, craig stadler, handicap player
craig stadler, handicap player, lee trevino: Terry, If you are swinging the golf club then you can use any shaft flex you want. But if your hitting then you need the stiffest shaft possible. Swingers look like Bobby Jones, Fred Couples, Ernie Els, Steve Elkington, etc - they PULL the club....

Golf: New driver needed, flex shaft, titanium clubs
flex shaft, titanium clubs, kzg: Hi Harold: You definitely want titanium because it has more spring effect off the face for more distance. There are some hybrid graphite/titanium clubs like Callaway has now but its too early to know if it really performs as well as the price suggests....

Golf: New Golfer, college baseball team, calloway big bertha
college baseball team, calloway big bertha, steel shaft: Hey Shane, The problem I have with really inexpensive sets is that the club heads are usually made of some kind of cheap alloy, as opposed to stainless steel or some other material. Cheap materials don t make very good equipment. I would imagine that...

Golf: New to the game / etiquette, pga member, practice swing
pga member, practice swing, mountain shadows: Hello Paula: You are absolutely correct. It takes time when you first begin but it won t take long to get the hang of the speed of play . If the course is busy and there are people in front of and behind you, you should keep up with the group in front...

Golf: New Player... frustrated already., duck hook, flex shaft
duck hook, flex shaft, steady improvements: Hi James: Welcome to golf! It s a game where the rewards are few but oh so sweet, and it s a game that will drive the average person whacky. I will tell you what is happening to your tee shots from what you have described, but please realize there is...

Golf: New set of Clubs, fairway woods, clubmaker
fairway woods, clubmaker, sand wedge: Hi Jim, I strongly advise you see a professional certified clubmaker. They will fit you for the right clubs for you swing and size at a reasonable price. Find one near you at www.proclubmakers.org. If you cant find one near you ,call me ay 352-596-2885...

Golf: Newbie needs equipment advice, brian welcome, welcome to the game
brian welcome, welcome to the game, brand clubs: Brian: Welcome to the game. It s a wonderful sport and truly is a game for a lifetime. You re correct about clubs. Lots of questions huh? Let me go down the line to see if I can answer some questions. First of all: clubs. No you don t need to spend...

Golf: Nike Slingshot Irons, nike slingshot irons, luck kelly
nike slingshot irons, luck kelly, lie angle: Hi Jack: I don t think you have to worry about the bar coming loose. I m sure if it did however that Nike would warranty such a thing. The higher kick point will help keep the ball down but I don t think kick point matters when it comes to the sliding...

Golf: natural golf, natural golf, good luck
natural golf, good luck, swing: Hi and thank you for asking. I have produced a FAQ specifically for Natural Golf for you at Answerway.com where I participate as an expert as well more regularly. Please go to http://answerway.com/faqshow.php?category=307&faquid=Dathaeus&catnam=Golf...

Golf: natural golf, natural golf method, muscles of the body
natural golf method, muscles of the body, range mat: Hi Neil, The Natural golf method, as I understand, is a simpler method of learning how to swing the club, relative to the more standard method. It uses more of the larger muscles of the body, which can provide greater consistency. Moe Norman was an excellent...

Golf: need help, jack nicklaus, dents
jack nicklaus, dents, irons: hello rick. let me mention that changing drivers will not fix the problem. i see that you pop-up the ball. there is many ways to solve this problem. the way that i like to work with this problem is by shallowing out your golf swing. your swing is too...

Golf: new driver, demo clubs, stiff shaft
demo clubs, stiff shaft, demo club: Hey Sam, Glad to hear that you re going to play more golf. At your height, yes, you probably are going to need clubs that are longer than normal, but you should be fit for them, if possible. If you re not sure what driver / clubs you might like, I d try...

Golf: new driver, inch shaft, cleveland launcher
inch shaft, cleveland launcher, flex shaft: Hi there and thank you for asking. First, my advice is to stick with the 9.5 degree stiff due to your swing speed and also the fact that you tend to hit less spin than more, ie, more straight than fade or slice. As far as your inability to hit fade all...

Golf: new drivers, graphite shafts, full swings
graphite shafts, full swings, ebay: Hi Dan: Most manufacturers have the bigger heads. Do some checking around, but I am not sure. I know you can find them on EBay, but check into the company s websites and poke around. Graphite shafts are common in drivers today. You can get steel, but...

Golf: a new set of irons, tommy armour 845, fairways and greens
tommy armour 845, fairways and greens, gap wedge: John: That s a lot of distance to lose! I had this happen a few years ago when I bought a new set of Taylor Made. Never did figure out why but suspected it was the shaft. If possible I would have someone check the loft of each club. It could be your 7...

Golf: new shaft, new shaft, pga member
new shaft, pga member, swing style: Brian: I have been out of town for a few days and just received your message. I m not sure about a particular swing style or speed, it seems you addressed the issue of a higher flight with a shaft designed for increased launch spin rate. My question is...

Golf: next step ?, forearm strength, light grip
forearm strength, light grip, mid flex: Hello Charles: Flex points on shafts are exactly that. Basic guidelines are as follows: L is for a ladies flex (generally much softer and whippier than men s), Senior flex, R is for Men s Regular, S is for Men s Stiff, XS is for Men s Extra Stiff. The...

Golf: nickent drivers, flight results, olympus 440
flight results, olympus 440, ball flight: Hi Marty, Hi Marty, The key ( and trick) is in the shaft. The heads are similar and will provide about the same ball flight results. However, the shaft is critical in achieving accuracy , distance and feel. The length, flex and torque are the items...

Golf: Offset Driver, target line, weird angles
target line, weird angles, pga member: Hi Jeremy: Sounds typical but here is the easiest way to do that. Always look at the leading edge of the clubface when lining up. The leading edge must be parallel to the target line. So often with offset clubs, the faces look closed and it presents weird...

Golf: Offset Drivers, curing a slice, club face
curing a slice, club face, ball flight: Hi Terry, It isnt true. Offset drivers (or clubs) do not help cure a slice. A slice is caused by either the club coming across the ball,creating a clockwise spin, or an open club face at impact....or both. Just because a club is off set will not cure this...

Golf: Opponent hits wrong ball, fortunate mistake, stroke penalty
fortunate mistake, stroke penalty, stroke play: Hello Matt. You are right, your opponent occurs a two stroke penalty in stroke play and loses the hole in match play. The fact you were playing for $2/hole indicates match play. Here is the rule quoted verbatim from the rules of golf which can be found...

Golf: Order of play on green, world golf championship, pga tournaments
world golf championship, pga tournaments, green even though: Dear Roger, thanks for the question. Many people witnessed what you did and wondered as well. If a player putts/hits the ball from off the green with a reasonable chance to make it, he can indeed finish up. The purpose was intended to speed up play, and...

Golf: Organizing and running Junior golf lessons, junior golf league, junior golf lessons
junior golf league, junior golf lessons, pga of america: Dear Paul, I tried to answer you yesterday and aol kicked me off line so the message was lost. Sorry about that. Ask your pro to order you the PGA Junior Golf Operations Guide that they publish. It will give you all the details of how to run and manage...

Golf: object out of bounds, relief thanks, stranger things
relief thanks, stranger things, immovable object: Dear Barry...thanks again for the question. If the fence had been on the course as a fixed object it is classified as an Immovable Object and allows for relief of one-club length, not nearer the hole. Funny though, not sure why a fence would be on the course...but...

Golf: offset clubs, longest golf ball, mike pedersen
longest golf ball, mike pedersen, handicap player: Hi Dave, I m in agreement with you; an offset club gives you less workability. If anything, he would hit less of a draw. The offset promotes keeping your hands ahead of the ball. Best regards, Ken Tannar www.probablegolfinstruction.com Check out...

Golf: offset, miracle results, luck mike
miracle results, luck mike, possiblity: Hi Bill: You would ONLY use OFFSET if you have a tendency to miss your shots to the right. The Offset helps you get your hands into a better position at address and impact to help delay the club thus creating more possiblity of straight or draw shots....

Golf: old set of Pings, ping eye 2, ping eye2
ping eye 2, ping eye2, handed golfers: Elizabeth, Like I said before, those Pings were AND are the best engineered clubs ever built! I woldn t care what people said or think about our clubs IF they work for you. BUT if they are NOT working then it s time to look into something else. You...

Golf: older golfer-power loss, w age, faq answer
w age, faq answer, intensity: Hi there... no, it is NEVER the time to quit, so that is not an option.... I specifically created a FAQ answer for you in my other website in which I am more active because I find it more useful. Please go to http://www.answerway.com/faqshow.php?category=307&faquid=Dathaeus&catnam=Golf...

Golf: open club face, public faqs, two different things
public faqs, two different things, faq collection: Hi and thank you for asking. It would really help if I could take a look at your swing. I can partially tell what the problem may be, but assuming and seeing are two different things. Here are a few solutions you can try and let me know if it works. If...

Golf: open shoulders, pga member, target
pga member, target, ball flight: Hi Ken: Great question. Move the ball back abit is the easiest thing. I have to ask what kind of ball flight you have though. If you get the clubface square and have no problems there, then move the ball back abit. If you slice, that wouldn t be wise....

Golf: open shoulders, square shoulders, public faqs
square shoulders, public faqs, faq collection: For almost any player, having your shoulders preset to open whle hitting a full shot would be detrimental to drawing or hitting the ball straight. That would favor a fade to a slice. When you make the backswing, think more of turning your shoulders and hips...

Golf: putting order
Hi Charles, Yes, he has the right to hole out after his first putt. Standard etiquette however would deter him from doing so if he has to stand in the line of another person s putt. Please visit and patronize my site, www.probablegolfinstruction.com...

Golf: overdrawing with irons, target line, golf knowledge
target line, golf knowledge, club face: Hello Tom, Thanks for the question, sorry for the delay in response. Firstly I would get a pro to check over your grip to confirm it is not causing the fault. As I am not sure about your ability level or level of golf knowledge I will help you as best...

Golf: overswing, target line, handicap player
target line, handicap player, golf stroke: Steve, Part of the fixing process is recognizing what needs to be fixed and you certainly have done that. 76% of ALL right handed players aim to the right of target...so don t feel like you ve got the market cornered on this part! ALWAYS lay down...

Golf: Par 5, longest golf ball, mike pedersen
longest golf ball, mike pedersen, fitness guru: Hi Clarence, As far as I know, there is no special term for such a shot. Ken Tannar Check out the golf tips available on my site. http://probablegolfinstruction.com/order_golf_tips.htm The Best Golf Swing Instructional Book Swing Machine --...

Golf: Penalty Strokes, penalty stroke, provisional ball
penalty stroke, provisional ball, golfing partner: Mark: You are correct. The rules do get rather technical and specific. With your scenario, there is no doubt as to the ball s being out of bounds so therefore, under 27-1, the penalty stroke is added to the first stroke and the next is the 3rd stroke...

Golf: Penalty stroke, penalty stroke, cart path
penalty stroke, cart path, water way: Dear Karon...thanks for the question. I really can t answer this question directly...there is no rule governing, specifically, bridges. What this is going to come down to is LOCAL rules. Most courses will tell you how to handle something very unique to their...

Golf: PGA Hole in Holes per year, hole in one, freinds
hole in one, freinds, albatross: According to an article (http://golf.about.com/od/faqs/f/albatross_odds.htm) on About.com Golf, from 1983 to 2003 there were 631 aces on the PGA Tour. That works out to an average of about 31 aces per year. Another article (http://golf.about.com/od/faqs/f/holeinoneodds.htm)...

Golf: PGA Tour and College Graduates, pga tour professionals, golf preparation
pga tour professionals, golf preparation, tournament golf: Dear Brad, thanks for the question. Unfortunately I have no access to such statistics although you might try calling the PGA Tour at (904)285-3700 to see if they have anything like that. Brad, I hear your point about wasting time and money. If you did indeed...

Golf: Picture, exact angle, body characteristics
exact angle, body characteristics, downswing: Hi Bernardo, There are lots of different positions of the various parts of the body just before impact. The good players basically achieve similar positions. However, the positions also depend on the body characteristics of the golfer, such as flexibility...

Golf: Pine Meadows golf Clubs, pine meadows golf clubs, center of gravity
pine meadows golf clubs, center of gravity, clubmaker: Hi Billy, I ve never heard of Pine Meadow clubs however most legal clone or replica heads are quite good. In most cases they are made of the exact same metals, have the same weight and center of gravity. In fact , if a good clubmaker takes the time to spine...

Golf: Ping blue dot clubs, static measurements, blue dots
static measurements, blue dots, dynamic measurements: Phil, Yes, the dots indicate the lie angle of the club relative to the shaft. The blue dots, I believe, are one degree upright from the standard lie angle. I was a certified fitter for PING a few years ago, so I know a little more about their system for...

Golf: Ping Eye 2 irons, ping eye 2, irons
ping eye 2, irons, periods: They were in different periods and I think it was back in the 80 s. The Ping Eye 2 was the best engineered club ever built but Ping was never able to duplicate them. For example, if you took the Eye 2 s and hung them on a table all of the heads hung in...

Golf: Ping Eye 2's, ping eye 2, used golf clubs
ping eye 2, used golf clubs, www google com: Jackie, Yes you can still get Eye2 s. The difference in the color are realted to lie angles. Black is neutral red is upright and so forth. Lie anlge effects how the club comes into the ball and can effect the curvature. Thes best bet is to have him...

Golf: Ping Eye 2 Yellow Dots, ping eye 2, serial number reference
ping eye 2, serial number reference, yellow dots: Hey Jon, I don t know how old the clubs are, but the yellow dot is one that was recently added to the line up for ping fitting. Do you think that the dot might be gold. If the set is a few years old, I d almost be certain that the dot is gold, which...

Golf: Ping Eye 2, ping eye 2, edwin watts
ping eye 2, edwin watts, black dot: Russell, I would suggest Play It Again Sports, Edwin Watts Pre-Owned, and of course Ping. I found these at Edwin Watts - http://www.edwinwattspreowned.com/EdwinWatts/ctl3520/cp15114/si1434793/cl/PING_EYE_2_RED_DOT_IRONS3_PW_ZZLITEBLUE_STD_GOOD?&parentCatName=Search...

Golf: Ping Eye Irons, ping eye 2, pga member
ping eye 2, pga member, golf career: Hey Greg: The only difference is the lie of the club. Red dot is one degree flat, Black dot is standard. Blue dot is one degree upright. The lie of the club refers to how flat the bottom of the club is at impact. If the toe of the club is too much up...

Golf: Ping Eye2 clubs, pga member, lie angle
pga member, lie angle, color codes: Hello Brad: Hard to say until you are fit for them, but I would think you would get the same length shaft and then you d be looking at White, Silver or Maroon. White is 3 degrees upright, Silver is 4 degrees and Maroon is 5 degrees. You need to be fit...

Golf: Ping eye 2 irons, ping eye 2, arizona republic newspaper
ping eye 2, arizona republic newspaper, pga member: Maurice: Ebay is a good start. And also, log onto www.azcentral.com and/or the Arizona Republic newspaper site. Go to the Classified ads on Sunday morning and look under Sporting Goods or Golf Clubs (if they have that heading). Since the PING plant is...

Golf: Ping eye 2 (Plus), ping eye 2, sole area
ping eye 2, sole area, cavity: Hi Jeff: The difference is very slight. The eye 2 plus wedges and maybe the 9 iron also have a little more bounce on the sole of each club. The lower cavity is cut slightly inward in the sole area also. The bottom line is they are for all discussion...

Golf: Ping Irons Straight-up Red Eye, ping irons, chuck evans
ping irons, chuck evans, e bay: Paul, While researching through the Ping archives, and going back to 1982, there is no references to the dot being vertical. My suggestion is to call Ping customer service and ask them about the clubs you purchased. They very well could be knock-offs,...

Golf: Ping ISI K irons, ping isi, black dot
ping isi, black dot, irons: The black dot is one of Ping s color-coded clubfitting ratings. It means that these clubs are standard models - i.e., they have the standard-length shafts, standard offset, standard lies. If you are particularly tall or short, or have a swing in which you...

Golf: Ping i2 and Ping Zing, ping eye 2, ping zing
ping eye 2, ping zing, cavity back: Ping eye 2 clubs were probably the most popular iron in the history of golf. It is a typical cavity back design like many clubs today. The Ping Zing was the same thing with a very pronounced toe. This was not a very successful club for Ping. Ping eye 3...

Golf: Ping Sand Wedge angle, ping sand wedge, gap wedge
ping sand wedge, gap wedge, wedge angle: Hey Darwin: First, let s check to make sure the degrees of loft are uniformed. The standard Ping wedges are as follows (I m talking about degrees of loft): Pitching wedge: 48, Gap Wedge: 52, Sand Wedge: 56, Lob Wedge: 60. See what I mean by uniformed....

Golf: Ping Zing irons vs. Ping Zing 2 irons, ping zing 2 irons, ping zing irons
ping zing 2 irons, ping zing irons, ping zing 2: Hello Mike, Thanks for the quesiton. Well the manufacturers will always bring out a new model even if the previous is still great. Why? - Money. I don t feel there are many differences between the zing and zing 2. However here is the official answer as...

Golf: Ping Zings Black Dot vs. Blue Dot, ping zing, handy cap
ping zing, handy cap, lie angle: Hey Allen I really don t think you d see enough of a difference to make a change, especially if your only talking about one color code away. If the lie angle of a club is too flat, the toe of the club could strike the ground first and cause miss hits....

Golf: Playing Pro, championship golf course, pga member
championship golf course, pga member, game question: Tony: I admire your dream. Let me ask you a few questions Tony, please respond and I will then give you some guidence. In response to the short game question, practice your short game 70% of the time, 30% on your long game. If you want to get better,...

Golf: Power Fade, good golf swing, shot alignment
good golf swing, shot alignment, mark calcavecchia: Hey Mark: The biggest thing about this is for you to simply understand what the club must be doing through impact to produce that kind of spin. The action is slight, we re not talking about slicing the ball. With a driver, at driver speed, it doesn t...

Golf: Power off the tee, judging from your question, golf swing
judging from your question, golf swing, power hitters: Hey there and thanks for asking. Judging from your question and content, it seems like you know a lot about the golf swing already, but what I dont understand is why you think you should still be hitting the ball 300 yards at your age. even though the kids...

Golf: Power off the tee, hello bill, power hitters
hello bill, power hitters, left shoulder: Hello Bill: Interesting points. It s interesting to me that you said you beat them with accuracy, chipping and putting. Hmmmm, that usually always wins! Let me explain something to you before I answer your question about power. If you hit it 270, are...

Golf: HOW TO PRACTICE EFFECTIVELY ON THE PRACTIC RANGE, public faqs, faq collection
public faqs, faq collection, pupose: As far as increasing driver distance, there are some keys you should follow. Please go to my other web site at http://answerway.com/profile.php?expid=Dathaeus and you can check out my extensive FAQ collection by clicking on the link View My Public...

Golf: Practice putt, usga rule book, stroke play
usga rule book, stroke play, match play: Dear Neville, thanks for the question. Yes there is a PGA Tour rule not allowing putting practice except in Match Play. While the PGA Tour, by and large, does follow the USGA rule book, they do reserve the rights to govern their events as they will. Strangely...

Golf: Practice Station, correct shaft, target line
correct shaft, target line, correct alignment: Hi Andrew: You are correct. Shaft is set on the backswing about 2 ft. behind the ball on your TARGET LINE to make sure the club is swinging from slightly inside to square. If a golfer is a little bit from outside to in, they will hit the shaft. The angle...

Golf: Practice, swing sequences, compatible position
swing sequences, compatible position, power of visualization: Mark, there s a true story about an american soldier who spent several years in captivity. He passed the time, when not being tortured, by replaying the several golf courses he played at home, imagining each shot, each swing, concentrating on his form and...

Golf: Problem with Driver, public faqs, swing path
public faqs, swing path, faq collection: Hello and thank you for asking. Amazingly enough, both of your problems are very simple to correct. The first one has to do with the path of your swing. Path = initial direction of the ball. This means that you are starting way too far inside the ball,...

Golf: Problem with Driver, target line, forward swing
target line, forward swing, ball position: Cameron: Usually when shots are pushed it is caused by one or both of two things; ball position or aim. It doesn t sound like an aiming issue with you, so let s discuss ball position. To push a shot you have to be ahead of the ball at impact. This can...