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Golf: weight shift and staying behind ball, weight shift, question thanks
weight shift, question thanks, playing the game: Jim: I’ve clipped your setup position from your video and have added lines to point out a couple things. The space between the line and the heel indicates your weight is on your heels. The line extending through your thigh should hit you in the foot, the...

Golf: Putting, pga member, flagstick
pga member, flagstick: Hello Ainslee: Yes, as long as you do not hit the flagstick with your putt or touch the line of your putt. I have taken the flag out, held it in one hand and knocked the ball in with the other hand, no penalty. To be safe, if you are playing in a tournament,...

Golf: putting, stroke penalty, michael hoffman
stroke penalty, michael hoffman, putting green: Mary, Congratulations for making the long putt. If your partner putted before you could remove your ball from the cup that was his/her mistake but no penalty on either of you two. It is always common courtesy to allow a player to remove the ball from the...

Golf: Ball in Hazard, downhill slope, michael hoffman
downhill slope, michael hoffman, pga professional: David, Good question. You may use a tee if you go back to the tee box after hitting the ball in the hazard. You do not have to be in exactly the same place, but you must tee up the ball behind the markers, no more than two club lengths back. You would incur...

Golf: backswing that is too long, mizuno irons, fairway woods
mizuno irons, fairway woods, swing path: Ken: Sure, staying behind it is simple, yet, most golfers develop poor habits if the wrong picture is in their head. Here is what I teach. When you set up to a golf ball, you are looking at the ball. There is an imaginary line from your nose to the back...

Golf: card-off, ladies golf club, fairways and greens
ladies golf club, fairways and greens, prize values: Cindy: In the absence of the latest USGA handbooks on the subject, I can only offer you my opinion based upon what I consider fair. For an official ruling, you should contact the USGA directly at http://www.usga.org/rules/contact/Contact-Us/ In my opinion,...

Golf: clubs, golf, club
golf, club, fit: Hi Robert, Ping Zing 2s are good irons. Not familiar with the Nakashimas. The most important part of the irons is their lie angle. This angle is determined not by how tall a person is but how far their hands are from the ground at set up. When your son...

Golf: Driver shafts, shaft aldila, mizuno mp
shaft aldila, mizuno mp, pga member: Hi George: Just went through that myself. You need a shaft with a higher kick point and / or one that may be bored through the sole of the driver. You will need to get fitted for it and tested to see if it is what you want. Do not assume anything when...

Golf: Driver and Wood Fade, 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: divot line, pga member, handcap
pga member, handcap, o clock: Hello Richard: I want you to picture a clock. At 12 o clock is your target (like the flagstick for example). I will speak of your swing path, the path the club approaches the ball on and the path the club swings on past the ball. Now picture the clock...

Golf: downswing, golf, swing
golf, swing, pause: Hi John, The transition between backswing to forward swing is one of the most important parts. It must be one slowing with control. Do your best to have a pause at the top of the backswing and the grip pressue in your hands should be as light as possible....

Golf: downswing, Down swing in golf
Down swing in golf: Hello John: Thanks for asking this question. The idea is that we want to move down the handle from the top simultaneously with your hip rotation and weight shifting. I want you to envision that you are pulling down the rope which is hanging down from...

Golf: downswing, pga member, forward swing
pga member, forward swing, backswing: Hi John: Good question John, but I won t go there. Too confusing. Here is what I would tell you to do. From the top of the backswing, swing the club to a finish in one complete motion. Now that sounds simple doesn t it? But think about what I just...

Golf: downswing, Down swing
Down swing: John, The first piece of advice I ll give you is to finish the back swing. Once the back swing has been completed, I like to refer to it as pushing off the inside of the back foot. This moves the weight from the back foot toward the front foot. In order...

Golf: downswing, public faqs, relevant faq
public faqs, relevant faq, swing plane: 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: downswing, fairways and greens, breast bone
fairways and greens, breast bone, tip toes: Hello John: The lower body should initiate the downswing and in order for that to happen, you must be balanced. Good balance is a product of a certain setup that allows the weight to start and remain on the balls of the feet. This setup position also allows...

Golf: Fat shots, belt buckle, iron shots
belt buckle, iron shots, downswing: Hi Steve: If you start hitting it fat, you tend to get what I call ball bound . Instead of making a good swing to a balanced finish, you just try to hit the ball and hope it works out. I focus my students so much on the target side of the ball. A good...

Golf: card-off, usga, handicap
Golf: card-off, usga, handicap, holes

Golf: Hazards, yellow margin, water hazard
Golf: Hazards, yellow margin, water hazard, reference point

Golf: Marking position of ball, ball marker, marker
Golf: Marking position of ball, ball marker, marker, stroke

Golf: Searching for a lost ball, misconception, justification
Golf: Searching for a lost ball, misconception, justification, clarity

Golf: putting, soccer referee, parallax effect
Golf: putting, soccer referee, parallax effect, self doubt

Golf: putting, practice target, fairway
Golf: putting, practice target, fairway, alignment

Golf: flag, fairways and greens, green fairways
fairways and greens, green fairways, steep slopes: Hello John: The answer is yes but not recommended unless the green is quite small. The following quote, taken from the article I ve provided a link to and explains that there is no hard and fast rule or law governing hole placement. (www.usga.org/workarea/linkit.aspx?linkidentifier=id&itemid.)...

Golf: Golf, th holes, michael hoffman
th holes, michael hoffman, drive contest: Jamie, It appears this was an oversight by the competition committee. Typically, when a long drive contest is held, the ball must be in the fairway. Literally speaking, if this was not posted on the rules sheet or on the long drive sign, it could mean...

Golf: Golf swing, swing arc, club moves
swing arc, club moves, clubhead: Hi Luke: They are right on both accounts, but it s too bad they don t know what to tell you to do to fix it. Let s just reverse what you do. I will talk about the club, then I ll address what you do. Take an 8 or 9 iron, and I want you to simply picture...

Golf: Golf swing, spine angle, ball position
spine angle, ball position, golf swing: Hello there and thank you for asking. Bad contact us usually due to bad setup and too much bad movement during the downswing. First check your alignment, ball position, posture and grip, which is what any pro would check, let alone an amateur. When those...

Golf: Golf swing, golf, line
golf, line, drive: Hi Luke, Firstly, try changing your ball position so that it is farther back in your stance by and inch or two. Ideally, the ball should be teed so about half the ball is above the top of the club and off the left heel. It might be that you are no transferring...

Golf: Golf swing, michael hoffman, back spin
michael hoffman, back spin, golf swing: Luke, It sounds as though your club is ascending (going up) at impact instead of descending (going down) ay impact. It s quite possible that the club is ahead of your hands at impact. When this happens the club will be moving upward. Players that cast their...

Golf: golf balls, pga instruction, pga member
pga instruction, pga member, game department: Hi Tony: You ll be fine with any ball you choose. I would stick with a major name, but they are fine. A golf ball will not help you be straighter off the tee. That is hogwash. Your golf ball only reacts to what the club tells it to do, so if you slice...

Golf: golf release, driving distance, putts
driving distance, putts, inconsistency: Joshua: Learn the fundamentals and practice them until you are sick of them. Every Tour player did it. So it s time for you to go get some help Joshua. Find a good PGA Professional in your area (make sure they are a PGA Pro), not your friends or relatives....

Golf: golf release, clubhead, youtube
clubhead, youtube, left arm: Joshua: Swing looks pretty good. Set up looks better. Go play a round of golf and see what your tendencies are. You can always weaken the grip a bit to offset the hook. Keep working on your fundamentals and your set up. It does look better than the...

Golf: my golf swing, grip change, michael hoffman
grip change, michael hoffman, youtube: Joshua, Let s back up a bit. Prior to changing to a strong grip, how were you hitting the ball? You state that you shot your low round of 39 for 9 holes and then made the grip change. Why? If you were hitting a lot of high cuts or slicing the ball...

Golf: ground balls, michael hoffman, ground balls
michael hoffman, ground balls, pga professional: Luke, First of all when you change something that was a habit it will feel unnatural. This is very common. I believe that that wrist hinge should happen naturally and should take place in the latter part of the back swing. Make sure that your hands do...

Golf: ground balls, public faqs, ground balls
public faqs, ground balls, relevant faq: 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: ground balls, fairways and greens, spine angle
fairways and greens, spine angle, ground balls: The when of cocking your wrists is not as important as how much. As to how much, when your arms are parallel to the ground, the club should be pointing straight up with the shaft at a 90 degree angle to your arms. Uncocking your wrists too soon may be...

Golf: ground balls, ground balls, time luke
ground balls, time luke, impact area: Luke: Reread what I said before and go practice. If you don t want your wrists to break, as you say it, then use your arms more. By the way, let me clear one thing up first. You cannot use your wrists...for that fact, you cannot move your wrists. Your...

Golf: Hanging Back on Right Side, Falling Back, Poor Weight Shift
Falling Back, Poor Weight Shift: Brian: The left leg should not straighten until contact is made. Otherwise, the straightening will cause you to raise up and prevent a divot. You might try to initiate the forward swing by pushing off your right foot or pushing forward with your left hip....

Golf: Hazards, water hazard rule in Golf
water hazard rule in Golf: Hello Bill: Thanks for asking this question. It is somewhat hard to envision the situation. Let s say the ball completely crossed the Red Area (Lateral Water Hazard) and kept flying. Then, the ball hit the tree (outside of both hazard areas) and...

Golf: Hi again :], swing plane, swing line
swing plane, swing line, swing path: Jeffrey: Got it. No problem with a more vertical swing path. He is correct in the theory behind it. If your hands are too active on a more rounded swing shape, your will hook it alot, leave it out to the right, hit it thin, hit it fat and pull shorter...

Golf: Improving, religious connotations, public faqs
religious connotations, public faqs, relevant faq: Hi there and thank you for asking... it was a name given to me at baptism, and seems to have religious connotations, but certainly does sound Greek and I like it... Of course there are things, in fact, TOO many things, but congrats on your way to better...

Golf: Inside-Out Swing, proper perspective, address position
proper perspective, address position, backswing: Paul, You have describe your issue very well. I would like to see a video of your swing which enables me to see it all, but since I can t, let me give you some advice anyway. To counter the inside out down swing and getting stuck try the following....

Golf: Marking position of ball, michael hoffman, putter head
michael hoffman, putter head, circular object: John, What you did is a very common practice. I see players do this all the time. However, it is not the proper way to move a marker out of someone s line. You must first mark the ball with a circular object. Then by using the putter head,line up to...

Golf: marking ball on green, putting green, bleach
putting green, bleach, stroke: Hello Linda, Thanks for asking this questions. Please see the rule below... Rule 22-2 Ball Interfering with Play Except when a ball is in motion, if a player considers that the ball of another player might interfere with his play, he may have it...

Golf: marking the golf ball on the green, michael hoffman, pga professional
michael hoffman, pga professional, question michael: Penny, You may mark another player s ball on the putting with that player s permission. The person marking the ball should be the player replacing the ball. For more in depth decisions, check out the USGA web site under rule 20. Thanks for the question,...

Golf: nike sasquatch 2 3 fairway wood, fairways and greens, mitsubishi rayon
fairways and greens, mitsubishi rayon, fairway wood: David: It seems there are 3 shafts, a white board, blue board and red board. Not knowing what you have, I ve included the link to the site that gives the specs for all three. If you don t find your answer there, the site will be your best source to go from...

Golf: Obstruction on the putting green, Movable Obstruction
Movable Obstruction: Hello Anne: Thanks for this question. The following is the quote under Rule 24-1: Movable Obstruction. When a ball is in motion, an obstruction that might influence the movement of the ball, other than an attended flagstick or equipment of the players,...

Golf: Overswing and breaking my wrist at the top., target line, back swing
target line, back swing, clubhead: Jeremy: I never want to see more than a 90 degree angle between the left arm and the shaft. If you are getting more than that, you are out of control and very inconsistent. Simple drill to do: Using a 9 iron to start with, make a back swing until your...

Golf: Practice Routine, pga member, pga professional
pga member, pga professional, routine question: Mike: I think I forgot to give you a good PGA Pro in Sedona. Cliff Yohe at Sedona Golf Resort or Gabe Beronja at Oak Creek Country Club can help you get started. Also, did I get your personal email address and did I send you my Practice Sheets? Sorry...

Golf: point of relief, drainage ditch, michael hoffman
drainage ditch, michael hoffman, pga professional: Salvador, That s what pals are for. Haha In this case you would be allowed one club length from the nearest point of relief, no nearer the hole. This would give you some flexibility as to where to drop. Thanks for the question and tell your pals to...

Golf: No power!, private golf instruction, target line
private golf instruction, target line, golfing machine: Hi Damian: Find the best, qualified, PGA instructor in your neigborhood and go get some help. You won t find it in a sentence or two. You need good, one on one, private golf instruction and guidence. Hitting the ball farther is a combination of all the...

Golf: provisional, michael hoffman, stroke play
michael hoffman, stroke play, provisional ball: Norman, This is a good question and here is the answer. Your opponent would have hit a wrong ball . Under Rule 15 from the USGA web site here are the steps to follow. This is for a stroke play competition. b. Stroke Play If a competitor makes...

Golf: ruling, immovable obstruction
immovable obstruction: Hello Tom: Thanks for asking this question. Yes. You will get the relief without penalty. Rule 24-2 Immovable Obstruction. When the obstruction interferes with the player s stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must lift the ball...

Golf: SCOTLAND 1922 BED, sarcastic wit, question thanks
sarcastic wit, question thanks, lazy man: If you could provide a picture or a link to the picture you re referring to, I would appreciate it. I ve searched, thinking it would be a good start to see what you re talking about but I ve not been able to find one. If I had to guess, I d say it was someone...

Golf: Searching for a lost ball, shot penalty, provisional ball
shot penalty, provisional ball, mike thanks: Hi Mike, To clarify, there is a penalty for playing a 2nd ball. In most cases it s advantageous to find and play your original ball. Let s say, however, you hit a shot into some deep bush. Even if you find it, you may need to hit the ball many times just...

Golf: Semi Shank/Block, last ditch effort, forward swing
last ditch effort, forward swing, practice swing: Hello Rats: It is frustrating, in fact, one of the most frustrating. But, I ll bet your balance is off at impact. If you shift your weight towards your toes on the forward swing, you ll shank it. I would rather have your hands quiet versus active. Very...

Golf: Shaft damage, michael hoffman, razor blade
michael hoffman, razor blade, hosel: Todd, It sounds as though it is an extremely small scratch. I doubt if it will adversely affect the the shaft and it s performance. I would take the club to a club repair shop and get his/her opinion. Be able to see the cut is very important. Good luck,...

Golf: Putting Stroke, golf rule book, provisional statement
golf rule book, provisional statement, putting greens: Hi there and thank you for asking. Although I am not certain in which golf books you may find this information, I will answer the main part of your question. A putt is a stroke made ON THE PUTTING SURFACE. There is no provisional statement on the TYPE...

Golf: Getting to scratch, hello eddie, money winner
hello eddie, money winner, mental mistakes: Hi Mat: Yes I do. Send me your personal email address and I ll send you my Short Game Practice Sheets. Then you can go to work and have measureable results. Great book to get for the mental game is Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella....

Golf: Can't seem to get proper loft with irons, swing arc, clubhead
swing arc, clubhead, rule of thumb: Hello Scott: Sounds familiar Scott, but whenever someone tells me they play baseball or softball, I always consider that a plus, not a minus. You just need to have some simple fundamentals explained to you about the clubface and about contact. First things...

Golf: tee markers, fairways and greens, tee markers
fairways and greens, tee markers, score card: Age has no bearing on which tees should be played. Some courses I ve seen have guidelines based upon handicap. I think a more reasonable guideline than that would be for the player to look at the score card, mainly at the par 4 s, to determine which markers...

Golf: Ugh... Slicing now..., swing shape, swing path
swing shape, swing path, leg movement: Hi Jeffrey: First things first, I am not the one that told you to get more vertical. The question is: What causes a slice? Answer: Open clubface at impact. What could contribute to a slice? Answer: A lot of different things. For instance, an out...

Golf: putting, golf, putting
golf, putting, alignment: Hi Neil, It s very common, when aligned properly, to feel as if you re aligned quite a ways left. That s why so many golfers misalign way right on all shots, including putts. Read this page on my website for more clarification: http://probablegolfinstruction.com/Golf-Lessons/golf-alignment.html...

Golf: putting, pga member, target
pga member, target, different perspective: Hey Neil: No you re normal. Trust your vision from behind the ball and your original read. You should look at putts one of three ways. First is from behind. This gives you a binocular view which is usually the closest. Second, you could go to the...

Golf: putting, target line, correct target
target line, correct target, michael hoffman: Neil, First of all you re not unusual. Alignment in this game is simply a habit. In order for the habit to be correct you must practice the alignment often. Your shoulders, waist and feet should be parallel to the target line. Place two clubs on either...

Golf: putting, see the line in putting
see the line in putting: Hello Neil, Thanks for asking this question. First of all, this is a great question. I have been working on this for a long time as well. When we stand on the side of ball, it is naturally hard to aim the target very straight. Most of golfer use...

Golf: putting, proper perspective, putters
proper perspective, putters, nicklaus: Hi there and thank you for asking. I myself do not use the line on my ball to line up a putt. In fact that distracts me and makes me wonder if I have lined up my lined perfectly in order to trust it, and dont want to take 5 minutes to make sure. And putting...

Golf: aiming, fairways and greens, target line
fairways and greens, target line, shot routine: Hi Neil: The important thing here is to approach all shots with the same pre-shot routine. This will serve you well when you re under pressure. On full shots I would recommend placing both hands on the club, grounding the club behind the ball and then positioning...

Golf: aiming, target line, pga member
target line, pga member, club face: Hello Nei: I would suggest the right hand. Reason being when you use your right hand to set the clubhead down behind the ball, your stance and your body are still open to the target. You never want to block your vision to the target. Most Tour players...

Golf: aiming, target line, physical proof
target line, physical proof, nicklaus: Hello and thank you for asking. This is a question more about preference than solid technique. You will not see one way suggested more than another with solid physical proof that it is superior. Most pros do not do the one hand line up... I personally do...

Golf: alignment, two sticks, left arm
two sticks, left arm, left hand: Hi Neil, It would be great to use just the left or both. If you re a right handed swinger, it s the left which must be in full control of the club. I ve hit many balls in practice just using my left arm. It s a great way of practicing proper extension....

Golf: animal footprints in bunkers, animal foot prints, fairways and greens
animal foot prints, fairways and greens, animal footprints: Hello Tom: I m sorry to have to tell you, you get no relief from either human or animal foot prints in bunkers. Animals can t be held accountable for walking through bunkers and while humans can, it s unfortunate some golfers have so little disregard for...

Golf: Backspin, correct golf swing, breast bone
correct golf swing, breast bone, back swing: Hi Luke: Four things determine the amount the ball backs up when it hits the green, angle of attack, green conditions and type of ball. 1. If you re not making a divot that starts at the ball or slightly in front of it, you won t be creating much backspin....

Golf: Backspin, palm beach golf, west palm beach
palm beach golf, west palm beach, public faqs: 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: Backspin, pga member, game work
pga member, game work, pga tour: Luke: The answer is you can t until you become a Pro too. Do you know how many balls they have hit in their lives to achieve stuff like that? The answer to your question is simple: solid contact and speed. That is the actual answer. But until you have...

Golf: Backspin, swing speed, amateur players
swing speed, amateur players, miles per hour: Luke, First you need to make contact with the ball first with a descending blow. This in itself will create back spin. Second swing speed will determine the amount of back spin that is created. The higher the miles per hour that the club is moving at impact...

Golf: Backspin, golf, ball
golf, ball, backspin: Hi Luke, To get a lot of backspin, you need to do the following: 1. Hit down on the golf ball with a descending blow. Learn more about what this means and how to do this here: www.hitdowndammit.com/probablegolf.htm 2. Use a premium high spin ball...

Golf: Backyard putting green, backyard putting greens, grain quality
backyard putting greens, grain quality, clubmaker: Kyle, I own a driving range and did not have the time to maintain a green. We searched high low for reliable, quality greens. We found putters edge greens www.puttersedge.com to be the best for the money. A second place is southwest greens. You need...

Golf: Ball Marker Size, loose impediment, ball marker
loose impediment, ball marker, ball markers: Stephen: The answer to your question is no, there is not a size limitation to a ball marker. For that matter, there is not even a rule that says the ball marker has to be a particular shaped object. I ve included a question and answer found in the rules...

Golf: Chunking 3 wood only, forward swing, swing plane
forward swing, swing plane, golf swing: Jeff: The delivery of the club to the back of the ball is a blended action involving the arms and the hands. I am only speaking of your arms and hands in this answer. Obviously, your body must work in harmony with the swinging motion to make it work....

Golf: Distance markers, dry clothes, yardage markers
dry clothes, yardage markers, style courses: Dave, In the general history of golf courses. Link style courses in Scotland were actually common areas. The towns people share the area to practice archery or dry clothes etc. Yardage markers as an item were not used. A yardage marker is a modern golf...

Golf: Immovable Obstruction, picket fence, clarification
Golf: Immovable Obstruction, picket fence, clarification, swing

Golf: Thailand Senior PGA, better luck, counterparts
Golf: Thailand Senior PGA, better luck, counterparts, reply

Golf: Golf Adress, lob, wedge
lob, wedge, golf: Hi Luke, Your ideal position should be where your arms hang naturally due to being pulled by the Earth s gravity. Address the ball normally. Then, drop the club and let your arms hang freely. If they hang in the same position as they were, your hand position...

Golf: Golf Adress, fairways and greens, golf swing
fairways and greens, golf swing, lob wedge: Hey Luke: I m thinking you re the same Luke I just answered a question for and the answer to this question is included in that one. But in case you re a different Luke, here it is. 1. Bend from the hips to reach the ball. 2. Flex your knees just to...

Golf: Golf Adress, pga member, address position
pga member, address position, golf swing: Hi Luke: Basically speaking Luke, when you tilt forward at the address position, your arms (and hands) should be hanging below your chin. Your arms are under your shoulders and your hands would hold onto the club and we d see them under your chin or mouth....

Golf: Golf Adress, golf swing, lob wedge
golf swing, lob wedge, question thanks: Hello Luke: Thanks for asking this question. I think you maintain the same distance from your body for each club. Just keep it as comfortable as you can be. As far as the swing size, I recommend you to do three quarter when swing, not full swing. ...

Golf: Golf Adress, lie angle, address position
lie angle, address position, golf swing: Luke, When you re in a good address position with your arms hanging freely from your shoulders will basically tell you where the hands should be. This in addition to the lie angle of the club will be the second component to the formula. The shorter the...

Golf: Golf Adress, exact distances, clubmaker
exact distances, clubmaker, golf swing: Hi there and thank you for asking. You hands distance from your body varies slightly club to club. With the shorter clubs, your hands should be just several inches away from your body to not more than a foot. For the driver they should be more like a foot...

Golf: Golf Buggy in hazards, loose impediment, golf buggy
loose impediment, golf buggy, poor golf: Dale, It s not listed in the rules of golf as a violation, but it would be poor golf etiquette. FYI - From the USGA web site. 13-4. Ball in Hazard; Prohibited Actions Except as provided in the Rules, before making a stroke at a ball that is in...

Golf: Golf clubs for 9 year old, work dad, dad michael
work dad, dad michael, rocket speed: Paul, I am glad that you are in the process of getting clubs that are best suited for your son. Too many children play with clubs that are not quite the best for their games. The best way to decide on what clubs are going to be the best for your son...

Golf: Golf Shaft, aldila nv 65, golf shaft
aldila nv 65, golf shaft, swing speed: Thanks for the info, Based on this new data, I would stay with the recommendation except the tip trimming. The 85 MPH usually puts you into a flex less than regular but the tempo will add to the flex requirement., Meaning you will need something in the R...

Golf: golf course ratings, golf, handicap
golf, handicap, slope: Hi Ed, The two measures of difficulty of a golf course are distance and hazards, the primary being distance. The longer the golf course, the high its rating. And, the measures are based on a scratch golfer (0 handicap). A scratch golfer should on average...

Golf: golf project, golf project, science project
golf project, science project, golf ball: It depends on what class is this for, what subject, and what are the parameters the teacher wants u to do and accomplish? In short, of course the weather affects the golf ball... but the fact is, unless you have advanced robotic hitting equipment, it is...

Golf: golf swing, full swings, pga member
full swings, pga member, golf swing: Jason: I bet it is not off the toe of the club. I bet you are shanking it, and that is when a ball is hit off the neck or hosel of the club. If you are describing a shot that goes straight right at a 45 degree angle, that is not a slice. And from 70...

Golf: Handicap, michael hoffman, pga professional
michael hoffman, pga professional, match play: Jason, Typically in a Match Play event you would play with the handicap that you started the event with for all of the matches. The exception would be if the Tournament Committee has stated differently. Has the committee made this exception? Let me know....

Golf: HOOKING AND PUSHING DRIVES, left hook, horror story
left hook, horror story, ball flight: John: No I am not suggesting that. This has nothing to do with your backswing. Picture this in your mind. You are standing directly behind your golf ball, about 6 feet behind it. You are looking directly at the back of the ball. Now picture your...

Golf: handicap, Allocating handicap strokes
Allocating handicap strokes: Ed, Let me address the question about allocating handicap strokes. First of all the myth is that the number 1 handicap hole on any golf course is in fact the hardest. This is not true. Very few golfers realize how the holes are allocated according to handicap....

Golf: hybrid clubs, golf, ball
golf, ball, position: Hi Pat, With all full swings from the grass, the ball position should correspond to the point about an inch before the bottom of your swing. This is to ensure you are hitting down on the golf ball witha descending blow. For most golfers, this position is...

Golf: Immovable Obstruction, fairways and greens, picket fence
fairways and greens, picket fence, back swing: Hi Vince: Your friends are right; you don t get relief from any obstruction unless it is within the course boundaries. You ll find the answer at the USGA site and here s the link: http://www.usga.org/bookrule.aspx?id=14253#Obstructions Fairways and Greens,...

Golf: job/apprentice, organizational behavior management, swan lake resort
organizational behavior management, swan lake resort, edgewood valley country club: Hi David: Congrats on your decision. The best advice I can give you is to get hooked up with a management company like a Troon Golf. It would be your best chance of getting hired and working your way up the ladder to success. Don t just take the first...

Golf: Life of a Golf Ball, cart path, amateur player
cart path, amateur player, road rage: Life of the golf ball is impacted by various things. 1) The coarseness of the club face. 2) How the golfer comes into contact with the ball. Meaning if the golfer pinches the ball will the shorter the life span. 3) What material the manufacture decided...

Golf: Major history question, mr hoffman, masters tournament
mr hoffman, masters tournament, arnold palmer: Ross, When Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam the tournaments were The British Open, The British Amateur, The U. S. Open and the U. S. Amateur. Here is some additional information from wikipedia...... The majors originally consisted of the Open Championship,...

Golf: Marking Golf Ball before all players reach green, clubmaker, boink
clubmaker, boink, golf history: Chuck, Great question! I checked out the USGA and could not find any rule pertaining to marking the ball when approaching the green. However when putting or intentionally putting the ball in the way when putting has rules. So hit away. Just remember if your...

Golf: marking ball on green, fairways and greens, piece of dirt
fairways and greens, piece of dirt, golf ball: Alfred: You don t have to mark your ball unless someone requests that you do. The serious golfers do to be sure the ball is clean when they putt. The smallest piece of dirt or grass on the ball will affect the way it rolls. And if the dirt or grass is...

Golf: obstruction., stroke penalty, cart path
stroke penalty, cart path, question rule: I didn t understand the situation fully. There is an exception to the rule 24-2. A player may not take a relief under this Rule if (b) interference by an immovable obstruction would occur only through use of an unnecessarily abnormal stance, swing or...

Golf: Practice Schedule, sand shots, john senden
sand shots, john senden, practice sessions: Hello Nick: Your practice sessions should be guided by your performance trends. I would suggest tracking those each time you play in this manner: (I’ve put the leading tour stats in parentheses) 1. Fairways Hit (David Toms – 74.56% - Tour average...

Golf: Provisional Ball, provisional ball, match play
provisional ball, match play, lost ball: Hello Mac: Thanks for asking this question. In Rule 27-2 C, it is stated, If the original ball is neither lost nor out of bounds, the player must abandon the provisional ball and continue playing the original ball. If he makes any further strokes...

Golf: Pull Hooks, swing path, two balls
swing path, two balls, divots: Tom: Remember this is a drill. At the top of the swing, your left arm will be directly over your toe line and the shaft will be at a 90 degree angle to your arm. That is only a half to three quarter swing at most. I want you to feel what it s like to...

Golf: how to play pro golf, professional guidance, pro golf
professional guidance, pro golf, hdcp: Anthony, First of all let me ask you how old are you? I think it s great you want to play professional golf. Like any other profession it takes time and lots of professional guidance. To answer your question directly all you have to do is to declare...

Golf: provisional ball, fairways and greens, penalty strokes
fairways and greens, penalty strokes, penalty stroke: Kevin: You add a penalty stroke and count the stroke played with the provisional ball. For instance, if playing from the tee and your first shot seems to go out of bounds and you announced your intention to play a provisional, you would count the first stroke,...

Golf: Q School, mini tours, short game
mini tours, short game, asian male: Hi Pramo: Sorry to burst your bubble right now, but here is what I know. You ll need to turn professional and start playing in tournaments. You ll need to be able to shoot 65-70 almost all the time around your region and win several tournaments on the...

Golf: Rule 4-4 of Rules of Golf, sandwedge, greenside bunker
sandwedge, greenside bunker, question michael: Jack, The following is from the USGA web site. b. Partners May Share Clubs Partners may share clubs, provided that the total number of clubs carried by the Partners so sharing does not exceed 14. Only partners may share clubs as stated above. ...

Golf: Rules question - marking ball with tee...., ball marker, michael hoffman
ball marker, michael hoffman, formal competition: Jon, This what is preferred from the USGA web site. Note: The position of a ball to be lifted should be marked by placing a ball-marker, a small coin or other similar object immediately behind the ball. If the ball-marker interferes with the play, stance...

Golf: reading a put, camilo villegas, michael hoffman
camilo villegas, michael hoffman, ball marker: Kyle, The following is from the USGA web site. For your information. 16-1. General a. Touching Line of Putt The line of putt must not be touched except: (i) the player may remove loose impediments, provided he does not press anything down; ...

Golf: putting rules, fred couples, accidently
fred couples, accidently, stroke: Hi there and thank you for asking... hitting a ball with your club or any part of your club counts as a stroke... regardless of whether it was practice or unintentional, etc.... in other words there are no excuses. The only exception is off the tee, where...

Golf: Senior PGA Thailand, senior pga, pga tour
senior pga, pga tour, pgatour com: Hi Phil, Yes, the PGA Tour is run independently by the PGA Tour. If you re wanting to qualify, you ll need to contact them quickly as a month is not too long. Sponsors of individual tournaments also are allowed to assign a few positions as sponsorship...

Golf: Shanking pitches sometimes, pitch shots, forward swing
pitch shots, forward swing, swing plane: Jeff: Sorry for the trouble, the S word sucks. It seems once we get it, we can t stop. But, I have had great success helping my students understand why you might shank it. Having the face open is not a cause. Here are the things to check: 1. Your...

Golf: Stolen Clubs, graphite shafts, clubmaker
graphite shafts, clubmaker, lob wedge: Callaway has a used club program www.callawaygolfpreowned.com This is probably your best choice for a like replacement EBAY is another choice but the age of the club might it difficult. clubfinder.net and golfclubfinder.com Lastly, find a certified...

Golf: senior tees, golf cases, tee boxes
golf cases, tee boxes, clubmaker: Steve, Actually Senior tees are a misnomer. The tees are designated for skill level or abilities. The higher your handicap the further you should move up. The idea is to enjoy the game of golf and still be challenged by the course layout. In most golf...

Golf: Thailand Senior PGA, senior pga, luck john
senior pga, luck john, loose connection: Hello again: PGA organizations are independent of one another. There s but an extremely loose connection between the US PGA and US Senior PGA. Yes it does seems discriminatory to have such a large difference in qualifying fees. I would suggest appealing...

Golf: Thailand Senior PGA, senior pga, massive difference
senior pga, massive difference, baht: Hi Phil: I visited the site and could find no explanation for the difference. I can only guess it s to discourage foreigners from qualifying. The prize money would have to be awfully good to spend all the time and money qualifying and traveling to play....

Golf: teaching junior golf, kids swings, junior golfers
kids swings, junior golfers, pga member: Hello Kyle: I ll be honest. I don t know. The two websites I have seen that are loaded with information are www.juniorlinks.com and www.uskidsgolf.com. Those seem to be pretty thorough and fun. As a PGA Member and teaching golf professional for the...

Golf: Videoing the golf swing, bells and whistles, golf swing
bells and whistles, golf swing, foot cable: Hi Jason: I am not the expert here, but I will share with you what I do. I am not sure what kind of recording you want to do and for what purpose. I use the JC Video Bullet System for my instruction. It is extremely user friendly and it has the software...

Golf: Watching a putt, christie kerr, pga member
christie kerr, pga member, stroke play: Hi Shawn: Rule 14-2: Assistance (Striking the ball) says: A player may not allow his caddie, his partner or his partner s caddie to position himself onor close to an extension of the line of play or the line of putt behind the ball. Penalty for...

Golf: putting, stroke play, question michael
stroke play, question michael, fyi: Barbara, The ball that is furthest away has the next shot. With a declaration, (I d like to finish) the same player can then finish putting. FYI - In general, the player whose ball is furthest away always has the right to play the next shot. For example...

Golf: Aligning up to the ball, intermediate target, target 2
intermediate target, target 2, aiming point: Hi Jeff: No you should not leave something as important as alignment to chance and instinct. You need to start your alignment procedure behind the ball. Stand directly behind the ball, about 10 feet or so, keeping the ball directly between you and the...

Golf: A BED IN A GOLF GAME, neil laird, golfhistory
neil laird, golfhistory, btopenworld: Yiangos: I thought I would give this one last shot before I gave up. Here s a copy of what and who I wrote. Maybe it will lead you somewhere you haven t looked before. Good Luck! John Gentlemen: I ve been asked a question I cannot answer about a...

Golf: A BED IN GOLF GAMES, clubmaker, golf games
clubmaker, golf games, golf game: Yiangos, I have a series of history books and re-read the tournament history and the establishment of the rules history and cannot find a thing about why a bed would be a golf game in Scotland. Particularly in 1922, golf was in the Americas by then. If...

Golf: ball strikes flag stick in 4-ball format, ball strikes, michael hoffman
ball strikes, michael hoffman, pga professional: Jam, If the ball strikes the flag as a player putts from on the green the penalty is two strokes. Not sure on the second question but I d say that if player B lifts the flag that is lying on the green it would not be a penalty. 85% sure of this. ...

Golf: becoming a head golf pro, professional golf teachers, pgm program
professional golf teachers, pgm program, pga professional: Kristi, It appears that you have done your research to this point. That s very admirable. The best way, if affordable, is take the courses in a PGA accredited college. You mentioned that you looked into a couple but they were too expensive. What about financial...

Golf: Chipping, divot, best of luck
divot, best of luck, 15m: Matthew, First a divot is not required but hitting down and through the ball is the proper technique to create spin. Spin as you know will allow the ball to check . The more spin that is on the ball, the quicker the ball will stop. Here are three things...

Golf: Clothing, Discontinuance of Play
Discontinuance of Play: Hello Kim: Thanks for asking this question. I did some research and found the rule that can explain your situation best. ------------------- Rule 6-8 Discontinuance of Play: Resumption of Play. a. When Permitted: The player must not discontinue...

Golf: Desperate for distance., fairways and greens, universal quest
fairways and greens, universal quest, downswing: Hello Tony: Welcome to the universal quest for more distance! Distance is a product of clubhead speed and quality of contact. Trying to hit the ball harder can sometimes cause the swing to occur out of sequence which actually slows the clubhead down. You...

Golf: Draw/Hook everything!, michael hoffman, golf swing
michael hoffman, golf swing, joe joe: Joe, Without the benefit of seeing your golf swing I ll give you a couple of scenarios. It may be that your swinging the club too inside to out thus producing all of that spin. You also may be releasing the club or closing it at impact creating all of the...

Golf: Driver Distance, graphite shaft, back swing
graphite shaft, back swing, clubmaker: Gary, first and foremost a Driver fitting by a certified clubmaker is the best possible way to get the most out of your driver or drives. To get more distance you either launch it higher with the right spin or gain clubhead speed. To get more clubhead...

Golf: divots going to the left, target target, target line
target target, target line, o clock: Hi John: No problem, but you need to picture this first. If you were standing behind your ball, like you are getting ready to line up your shot (I hope you do this already), keeping the ball between you and the target, I want you to picture this. As you...

Golf: What exactly happened?, pga member, vertical path
pga member, vertical path, slope: Hi Jeff: From a downhill lie, the tendency is to swing the club on a more vertical path, which leads to coming into the ball from the outside. If you catch the ball on the outside as you are swinging to the left, then you pull it left if the face is square...

Golf: Foursomes, penalty strokes, penalty stroke
penalty strokes, penalty stroke, foursome: Bob, Your shot into the hazard would incur the additional penalty stroke. Your partner would play the next shot. FYI 29-1. General In a threesome or a foursome, during any stipulated round the Partners must play alternately from the teeing grounds...

Golf: Golf Event Ideas, ability info, golf event
ability info, golf event, creative ideas: Hi and thank you for asking.... I would need more specifics for any real advice... but if running a tournament among not so great players, a scramble is always more fun because the group can shoot lower scores even though no one really has a good day. Just...

Golf: Golf Rule, hadyn rutter, golf rule
hadyn rutter, golf rule, question michael: Jack, You may have a maximum of fourteen clubs during a stipulated round. You may not borrow a club from another player unless he/she is your partner. If you have a partner and share one of your partner s clubs, the total number of clubs between you and...

Golf: golf question, golf question, two balls
golf question, two balls, no exceptions: Hi and thank you for asking. A player who has a bunker shot yet to be hit CANNOT touch the sand with ANYTHING but his feet taking a natural stance, before the actual swing is taking place. There are no exceptions or excuses, unless you are digging around for...

Golf: golf shaft, golf shaft, face angle
golf shaft, face angle, fugi: Richard, I have an answer but let me preface it with a few stipulations. Due to the nature of the golf industry, meaning mass producing golf clubs, the factories work within a tolerance range. Meaning a 10.5 loft may or may not be a 10.5 loft. This is...

Golf: golf shaft flexes, shaft flexes, shaft flex
shaft flexes, shaft flex, golf shaft: you can make an educated guess by distance. This is the distance the ball flies not where it ends up after the roll. Take your distance where it lands and divide by 2.5. That will give you an approximate swing speed. Also take into consideration your...

Golf: golf swing, fairway metals, artificial turf
fairway metals, artificial turf, cant risk: Matt: I haven t heard of this specifically but am not surprised. I naturally take a small divot and when I m forced to hit balls from artificial turf, I sense my swing changing. This is due to the first time on artificial turf, I came away with sore wrists...

Golf: graphite shaft, graphite shaft, stiff shaft
graphite shaft, stiff shaft, swing style: Hi and thank you for asking... as stated in my profile, I do not follow specific models or brands of equipment too much... that is a better question for a club maker or a club fitter... however in general terms, swing speed does not tell everything about what...

Golf: Height on drives, impact weather, proper flight
impact weather, proper flight, golf shot: Hi there and thank you for asking. Hitting the proper flight has very little to do with the loft of the driver. Here is a brief list of all the components that are responsible for how high your drive will go, in addition to the loft: - spin rate - angle...

Golf: hitting a wire, old adage, electrical wires
old adage, electrical wires, tough luck: In some situations there are local rules addressing overhead electrical wires that are on the golf course. In the absence of such local rules, they are treated as a permanent immovable obstruction. You play the ball as it lays in accordance to the old...

Golf: Intentional Moving of Loose Impediment in Hazard, loose impediment, stroke penalty
loose impediment, stroke penalty, stroke play: Gary: I think you ll find that proceeding based upon the opinion of another player is like getting legal advice from your dentist. You proceed at your own risk. I do recall several instances of professionals being informed of rules breaches on a prior round...

Golf: iron and driver problem, o clock, clock position
o clock, clock position, duck hook: Christopher: You need to change the path the club approaches the ball on Christopher. You are swinging the club too much from in to out. Whenever the club approaches the ball too much from the inside, your angle of attack is too shallow, which causes...

Golf: ladies driver, straight balls, slow swing
straight balls, slow swing, club face: Jody, Two things outside the swing cause the face to remain open at impact. This assumes your swing does not have a major flaw. The fact that the shorter clubs work better tell me that this is not the case. Item#1 the length of the driver is probably...

Golf: lifting the ball, michael hoffman, fairway woods
michael hoffman, fairway woods, pga professional: Ken, This is common for most golfers, especially those that are just starting the game. They feel that they need to help the ball into the air by lifting the club. The usual result is a topped shot. You mention that for you it s a blocked shot to the right....

Golf: Match Play, michael hoffman, pga professional
michael hoffman, pga professional, final match: Kim, Let s first look at Rule 2-4 from the USGA web site. 2-4. Concession of Match, Hole or Next Stroke A player may concede a match at any time prior to the start or conclusion of that match. A player may concede a hole at any time prior to the start...

Golf: Mini tours, game stacks, pga member
game stacks, pga member, metro golf: Pramo: Your first step is to join a men s club at a public facility in your area. Most courses have a men s club. Play in all those events. Then, with a verified handicap through the USGA, go to Golf Association s website of your state and pull off the...

Golf: marking ball on green, loose impediment, ball marker
loose impediment, ball marker, stroke penalty: Ed, The player should not have been given a 1 stroke penalty in that situation. The following was taken from the USGA web site and it is a decision on the rules of golf. 20-1/16 Method Used to Mark Position of Ball Q. The Note to Rule 20-1 provides...

Golf: maths, golf, ball
golf, ball, projectile: Hi Najib, Models of the ball flights have been produced to: 1. Experiment with different golf ball designs. 2. Determine optimum launch angles. 3. Determine effects of altitude, temperature, wind, uphill, downhill shots on range. 4. Predict and verify...

Golf: OB & hazard, michael hoffman, pga professional
michael hoffman, pga professional, water hazard: Xavier, Here is your answer concerning the water hazard. 26/1.5 Status of Ball That Touches Water Hazard and Another Part of the Course Q. A player s ball touches the line defining the margin of a water hazard but also touches another part of the course...

Golf: outdoor putting green turf, thick turf, pitch shots
thick turf, pitch shots, astro turf: Kyle, Nothing wrong with the DIYer in each of us. I have some good news and some bad news. Most greens come out of Georgia or the Carolina s and most are made in the same way. The warranty is the tell for the quality of the green. The longer cut greens...

Golf: Ping clubs China, ping golf club, golf club clones
ping golf club, golf club clones, fairways and greens: Don: No they are not. They are clones. Allow me to give you a link to an article that may say it better: http://www.articlesbase.com/golf-articles/ping-golf-club-clones-437199.html. In there you ll find this: There are some differences in the...

Golf: Pull Hooked drivers, fairway shots, target line
fairway shots, target line, fairway wood: Hi Al: What you are doing Al is helping you pull hook it. Whenever I see shots with drivers start out low and left, it means the clubhead is striking the outside of the ball as the clubface is trying to close. Most occasions, the clubhead is approaching...

Golf: ping blue dot irons, blue dots, dot color
blue dots, dot color, blue dot: The Ping Dot corresponds to the lie, loft options. The length is traditionally standard. This is assuming you are buying the blue dots off the rack. If you are buying the clubs from a ping fitter then the length, lie, flex and grip size will be determined...

Golf: Rules, bear ridge, perfect answer
bear ridge, perfect answer, putting green: Sarah, A rake is a movable obstruction so rule 24-1 is in place which is as follows from the USGA web site. 24-1. Movable Obstruction A player may take relief, without penalty, from a movable obstruction as follows: a. If the ball does not...

Golf: Rules, michael hoffman, casual water
michael hoffman, casual water, question michael: Greg, It may not of been. He gets to take relief at the nearest point. If it was there in the fairway then he was not in breach of the rules. Read below for the rule and relief from the USGA web site.. DEFINITIONS The Definitions are listed...

Golf: rock and block, swing shape, baseball swing
swing shape, baseball swing, male golfer: Ken: Put a tee in the ground 3-4 inches in front of the ball on the target line. Using a 7 iron, make sure you strike your ball and take the tee out as well. If you are trying to lift, you ll never hit the tee in front of the ball. You should feel a...

Golf: Stance, michael hoffman, pga professional
michael hoffman, pga professional, question michael: Chris, You not allowed to drop a ball on the green. Here is an excerpt from the USGA web site. Rule 24 - Obstructions. (i)Through the Green:If the ball lies through the green, the player must lift the ball and drop it, without penalty, within one club-length...

Golf: single length clubs, golf irons, graphic image
golf irons, graphic image, coupon code: Hi Randy, Use this link to go to the 1-iron Website: http://www.1irongolf.com/?10504 Click on Product Catalog in the menu at the top of the page which is underneath the large graphic image. That page will have the prices. The price for a set of irons...

Golf: steering the ball, pga member, target
pga member, target, golfers: Hi Ken: Just like I would do with any student Ken, I would have you do the exact opposite of what you do now so you can see it, feel it, watch it and experience the difference. That would get your attention real fast. Then we would begin to work on it....

Golf: toe hits, divot to the right, target line, duck hook
target line, duck hook, inquiry concerns: Hi Bruno:: You need to change the path te club moves into the ball on. You are obviously coming too far from the inside. Your club is moving from the inside of the target line and swinging out to the outside of the target line. Any time the club approaches...

Golf: Over the top, target line, butt end
target line, butt end, club shaft: Michael: I already told you. You must work the butt more down your toe line, not to the left. That is the drill. Get to work. After a few hundred balls and a few more hundred practice swings to feel what that is like, film it again and see how it is....

Golf: Wedges, gap wedge, pga member
gap wedge, pga member, lob wedge: Hi Ken: Simple. The usual gapping sequence between wedges is: Pitching wedge, 48 degrees; Gap wedge, 52 degrees; Sand wedge, 56 degrees; Lob wedge, 60 degrees. These degrees may vary slightly from manufacturer to manufacturer, but generally speaking,...

Golf: Wrist hinge / driver, steve stricker, belt buckle
steve stricker, belt buckle, backswing: Jeff: You re getting way to hung up on this wrist hinge thing. Here is the proper position of the left hand at the top of the backswing. The club should rest on top of your left thumb and there should be a slight dish in the left wrist. If you don t...

Golf: Putting, stroke play, match play
stroke play, match play, play two: Rule 19.5 states: If a player s ball in motion after a stroke is deflected or stopped by a ball in play and at rest, the player must play his ball as it lies. In match play, there is no penalty. In stroke play, there is no penalty, unless both balls lay on...

Golf: Putting, putting
putting: Hi Hitesh: Thanks for asking this question. Yes. This is O.K. You may remember that pro Nick Price does that quite often. I am including some portion of Rule 16 which describe Putting Green. 16-1. General • a. Touching Line of Putt The line of putt...

Golf: Out of Bounds, fence posts, question michael
fence posts, question michael, golf courses: Al, Yes it is ok to stand out of bounds to play your ball that is in bounds. Read below. Out of Bounds Out of bounds is beyond the boundaries of the course or any part of the course so marked by the Committee. When out of bounds is defined...

Golf: driver loft, club head speed, club face
club head speed, club face, loft: Hi and thank you for asking. Hitting any shot high has to do with a lot of different factors, not just loft of the club face. But 13 degrees is a lot of loft and you probably have pretty good club head speed. Here are seom tips: - Try a 9 or 10 degree...

Golf: Finally hitting irons (this includes the 6 and 7), cleveland cg10, true temper
cleveland cg10, true temper, dynamic gold: I know this didn t come from Mad Mag but this is also true in golf; Just when you think you ve got it....................... Thanks for the update. I m in the Orlando area and recall hearing of a Miramar somewhere in Florida, southeast coast I think. ...

Golf: swing practice, golf swing techniques, golf swing tips
Golf: swing practice, golf swing techniques, golf swing tips, golf swing training

Golf: Green - marking a ball more than once, michael hoffman, sorry michael
michael hoffman, sorry michael, rules of golf: Andre, As you might expect, some of these scenarios are hard to get an answer in black and white. I know that you are allowed to re-mark your ball for what ever reason a second time. As for multiple times, I believe you would only be limited by holding...

Golf: Hi, flight results, ball flight
flight results, ball flight, bad quality: Jeff, Sorry for the delay in responding to your question. I looked at your swing with both the driver and the iron and was pleased to see they were very consistent. I really like the rhythm in your swing. You take the club back in a very square and...

Golf: Hitting another players provisional ball, golf, hit
golf, hit, wrong: Hi Ed, So sorry. You hit the wrong ball. You re responsible for identifying the ball that you re playing at all times. It s your fault. 2 stroke penalty. Yes, seems a bit unfair, cause it was an honest mistake. The exact same thing happened to my in...

Golf: handicapped event from multiple tees, golf, rating
golf, rating, index: Hi Dave, Good question. The higher handicapper is not receiving too many strokes. A player’s Course Handicap is based on the number of strokes needed to compete with other golfers from that specific set of tees. A Course Handicap is determined purely...

Golf: knockoff irons, graphite shafts, foundary
graphite shafts, foundary, golf balls: Paul, Knock off clubs can be and are made by just about every foundary overseas. Most are not of high quality because price is the driver for the purchase. I cant find anything either but that is not uncommon. If you are looking for information I would...

Golf: Loft and Lie, lie angle, loft
lie angle, loft, irons: Josh, Is this something that you will have someone else do for you that has the proper equipment? If so, have them weaken the lofts by 2 degrees. Once that is done make sure they measure the lie of your clubs to ensure that they are correct. The answer...

Golf: mathmatics of Golf, golf, handicap
golf, handicap, improvement: Hi Daniel, Great questions and great hypotheses. If a player s handicap was an average (arithmetic mean) of his/her scores, then I would be inclined to agree with your last statement, up to the point of no improvement. Handicap, however, is not...

Golf: practice, short swing, golf
short swing, golf, drill: Hi Neil, Yes, this would be a good drill for you using longer clubs as well. The drill is great for improving your timing. And, you ll utilize half swings and 3/4 swings with lower lofter clubs when trying to hit the ball out of the trees. You ll probably...

Golf: proper shaft, aldila nvs, mitsubishi diamana
aldila nvs, mitsubishi diamana, nike nds: If the taylormade is a tour model it is more than likely to be a .335. Taylormade is notorious for different hosel diameters. So truly without looking I could not tell you. However the .335 is the better choice because you can shim the shaft to fit the larger...

Golf: Size and COR, maximum allowable limits, gram weight
maximum allowable limits, gram weight, hosel: Hi J, I can t recall the specific research paper that I read on this topic. A larger driver face can be designed to maximize COR by making different parts of the face thin and some others thicker. With a smaller face, this is much more difficult....

Golf: Swing plane angle, swing plane, golf consulting
swing plane, golf consulting, plane angle: Hi Gaurav, This is something I could help you with but I don t have the answer. I d need to do some analysis. However, this falls under the umbrella of my golf consulting work. I d charge you a fee for the work. Let me know if you agree at my email,...

Golf: shoulder tilt vs turn, golf, backswing
golf, backswing, rotation: Hi Ken, Not exactly sure what you mean by tilting the shoulders. You can t really move your arms back and thus the club without rotating the shoulders somewhat. I ll assume you mean that your shoulder rotation is not great and that the tilt means you sway...

Golf: swing, ball dynamics, indoor ranges
ball dynamics, indoor ranges, distance calculator: Hi Neil, It depends how the indoor range measures the ball dynamics. It s hard to know. If the shots felt like draws, they probably were, if you re very aware of your swing. The only way to now is to actually hit balls at a range where you can see the...

Golf: swing, fairways and greens, spine angle
fairways and greens, spine angle, instep: Hi Neil: The way to hit all your clubs with the same swing is to stand up to the ball the same with all clubs. The biggest influence on how your swing functions is your spine angle. Because your shoulders are attached to your torso at a 90 degree angle...

Golf: swing practice, ball striking
ball striking: Dear Neil: Thanks for asking this question. As you may know, there are many clubs in Golf bag, woods (3) and long irons (3,4) and middle iron (5,6,7) and short iron (8, 9, wedges) and putter. Your question is most important and fundamental question...

Golf: swing practice, pga member, swing practice
pga member, swing practice, pitching wedge: Hi Neil: No I don t. Woods aren t meant to bunt. A three quarter swing for a backswing is fine but if you start getting into a small swing with a wood, you also start slowing down the motion and messing with your tempo or timing. Leave the small swings...

Golf: tilt vs turn, spine angle, inch increments
spine angle, inch increments, play the ball: Hi Ken: People reach the ball by bending the knees and leaning over from the hips. When tall people bend too much at the knees; sometimes it s in response to using ill-suited clubs. Chances are Ken, your knees are bent too much and your spine angle is too...

Golf: tilt vs turn, swing practice, michael hoffman
swing practice, michael hoffman, back swing: Ken, From your description it sounds as though your lead shoulder drops as your initiate your back swing. This means that your swing is facilitated by mainly your arms. When this happens there is little torque and the weight shift never occurs. Conversely,...

Golf: tilt vs turn, pvc pipe, address position
pvc pipe, address position, backswing: Hi Ken: Easy drill Ken to feel the proper turn. Take your address position without a club. Arms anging straight down, palms together like your praying. Next, while still in your address position, cross your arms across your chest, right hand touching...

Golf: tilt vs turn, golf, tilt
golf, tilt, practice: Hi Ken as a tall man you doubt have extended clubs? if you haven t been custom fit for clubs you need to straight away. The reason you are tilting instead of turning is due to accomodating clubs that are too short thus stooping at address, longer clubs will...

Golf: tilt vs turn, target line, forward swing
target line, forward swing, golf stance: Hi there and thank you for asking. You should do a drill without the club, where you lineup to a target line, put your hands and forearms across your chest in an X , each hand on the opposite shoulder, and then get in your golf stance, and do the mock swings...

Golf: tilt vs turn, fellow golfer, proper tempo
fellow golfer, proper tempo, hazardous situation: Hello fellow golfer Ken: Thanks for asking this question. Based on what you described, I will try to give my best opinions for you, and hopefully they help you. 1. While you are doing the back-swing, you take the club away back and coil (rotate) your...

Golf: various, shaft manufacturers, pga member
shaft manufacturers, pga member, swing plane: Hi Steve: Not at all. #1. Not sure what you re asking. The driver is the answer, as to exact model, etc, I don t know. Clarify question. #2. If you re talking about making swing changes, probably the grip. #3. Some have their own and...

Golf: Champions Tour, fairways and greens, rec vehicle
fairways and greens, rec vehicle, champions tour: Hello Robert: The Champions Tour has Monday qualifiers for several events throughout the year. The individual qualifiers are set up to discourage all but the wealthy or well-connected as they first have a pre-qualifier on the previous Friday, then a qualifier...

Golf: Hardest club in bag to hit., michael hoffman, irons
michael hoffman, irons: Mark, You re both correct. Different players have trouble hitting certain clubs. Typically, for the average golfer, the longest iron in the bag is the hardest to hit. That s why you see sets of irons that start with a 4 or 5 iron. Hope this helps, ...

Golf: Help with bad lies .., bad lies, swing path
bad lies, swing path, three fingers: Hi Jeff: OK, in rough, you need to try to keep the amount of grass that bets between the face of the club and the ball to a minimum if possible. So, here are the basics. Some of this you may know, some you may not. First, make sure you take enough loft...

Golf: PGA
Hello Emily: Unfortunately I m not familiar with the IGI training program there in Australia and cannot speculate why your boyfriend would be turned down for a position once he completed his studies. Here in the States, there are many different types of...

Golf: Ping II wedge circa 1978, ping site, pws
ping site, pws, serial number: The early PWs of most companies were between 50 and 52 degrees. Each manufacturer had their own ideas. Much like today. I would go to the contact us portion of the PING site and ask them directly using your serial number. It will be on record and if any...

Golf: when is a putt not a putt, hale irwin, whiffs
hale irwin, whiffs, downswing: Kevin, The player incurred a stroke according to the definition of a stroke. Stroke A stroke is the forward movement of the club made with the intention of striking at and moving the ball, but if a player checks his downswing voluntarily before the...

Golf: Repeatable Golf Swing, repeatable golf swing, golf muscles
repeatable golf swing, golf muscles, consistent swing: Vale, First of all it sounds as if your fitness program is right in line. The only caution would be when using weights, don t max out, do more reps with lighter weights. This will tone the muscles. When you practice do you see inconsistencies when you...

Golf: Swing Mechanics, swing mechanics, straight balls
swing mechanics, straight balls, common myth: Hello and thank you for asking. I guess your pro doesnt help from remote locations? We are actually in the middle of building a web site for that exact purpose, so in fact it may help you and your coach in the future. I will keep you updated. One thing...

Golf: slecting tee locations for a club with a range of are and handicaps, mid eighties, didgets
mid eighties, didgets, handicap system: Hi Greg, I m not sure what you mean by a 100 rules (75 years old plus 25 index). How does that allow you to select tees? The handicap system tries to equalize abilities, but when there is such a large range, it s really hard to do from the same set of...

Golf: Can't find an answer to this, Golf, Rules
Golf, Rules, PGA: Hello Michael; My main reason for not wanting to answer Rules questions is purely an educational one. It is actually done in an effort to assist the USGA and R&A gain traffic to their websites. And also educate you a little more in depth. Did you know...

Golf: putting out, permission thanks, dear michael
permission thanks, dear michael, uncomfortable situation: Dear Michael: Thanks for asking this question. Golf is a game of manner and courtesy. I think in your case you want to ask for permission otherwise it may create very uncomfortable situation. Please stick to rule or kindly ask for permission. Thanks...

Golf: putting, michael hoffman, partner michael
michael hoffman, partner michael, putting green: Joe, The line of putt is the line that the player wishes his ball to take after a stroke on the putting green. Except with respect to Rule 16-1e, the line of putt includes a reasonable distance on either side of the intended line. The line of putt does...

Golf: bunker ruling, stroke play, water hazard
stroke play, water hazard, match play: Hello Jan, Thanks for following up this thoroughly. Rule 13-4 (Ball is Hazard; Prohibited Actions)is the guideline. According 13-4-b, Touch the ground in the hazard (bunker is one of hazard) or water in the water hazard with his hand or a club, and...

Golf: lie angel, don trahan, proper shaft
Golf: lie angel, don trahan, proper shaft, duck hook

Golf: lie angel, proper address position, flexible shaft
proper address position, flexible shaft, back swing: Don, Thanks for the positive input. I would recommend going to the fitter or another fitter that will check for the correct length. When this is found your swing plane does not need to modify to fit the club. The club should be made to minimize the negative...

Golf: lost ball off the tee, lost ball, question michael
lost ball, question michael, tee ball: David, If you have hit the second ball (third shot) that then becomes the ball in play. If the ball is found before you hit the second ball and before 5 minutes has lapsed since searching for the lost ball, then you can hit the first ball for your second...

Golf: Moveable Green, lake coeur d alene, alene golf
lake coeur d alene, alene golf, pga professional: HI Luke; It is in Idaho. Great Place called The Coeur d Alene Golf Course recently ranked a Top 25 Resort Course in America by Golf Digest, is home to the world s only floating movable green on the shores of beautiful Lake Coeur d Alene. http://www.cdaresort.com/...

Golf: PGA Golf Stats, pga professional, golf stats
pga professional, golf stats, question thanks: HI Clint; Well you friends would be incorrect, as far as I can remember anyways. I cannot see the tour penalizing the fairways hit stats of a player for driving a green. IN actuality it seems ludicrous they would do that. BUT...contact the PGA Tour...

Golf: chicken wing/Loss off distance, left forearm, spine angle
left forearm, spine angle, chicken wing: Sure, it s all the same. When you pull with the left arm, the only thing you can do to try to hit it is to incorrectly use your hands in an attempt to save it at the bottom, and it could very well lead to hitting it fat or shanking it. With your woods,...

Golf: DRIVER SHAFT, aldila nv 65, golf works
aldila nv 65, golf works, swing speed: Robert, First and foremost if you are looking to maximize your tee shot then I recommend a computerized fitting first. It would seem you have been on a monitor due to launch angle and spin rate numbers provided. However the complete fitting will provide items...

Golf: DRIVER SHAFT, aldila nv 65, ping demo
aldila nv 65, ping demo, swing speed: Robert, Since changing shafts is an expensive proposition, I will suggest the following for you. Try to find a Ping demo day in your area. They will have their latest equipment plus a variety of shafts to swing. See if you find one that feels better, responds...

Golf: Eligibility, Robb Nunn, PGA Professional
Robb Nunn, PGA Professional, PGA Tour : You may obtain a list of eligible players from the PGA Tour. Each respective tour is the one who maintains their list. In this Case the PGA tour maintains the lists of, PGA Tour , Champions Tour , Nationwide Tour The LPGA Maintains the list for...

Golf: Fitting clubs, fitting clubs, best guess
fitting clubs, best guess, lie angle: In order to determine the proper length for your best golf a computerized fitting is required. It is a dynamic process that takes into account your personal needs. It will also include the needed flex, lie angle, grip size, lofts, offsets, head type etc. ...

Golf: Fitting clubs, don trahan, lie angle
Golf: Fitting clubs, don trahan, lie angle, golfspyder

Golf: golf question - stroke penalty from tee off and fairway, stroke penalty, penalty stroke
stroke penalty, penalty stroke, golf question: HI Gilles, There is no difference between the two. In both cases you add a stroke penalty and lose distance. 1. Tee shot stroke 1 = hit ball OB stroke 2 = penalty stroke stroke 3 = hit ball in play 2. From fairway (assume from tee so already...

Golf: golf rules hitting provisional ball, wally wally, narrow fairways
wally wally, narrow fairways, penalty stroke: Wally, Once the player declares the ball lost, the player in this case must go back to the tee and he would be hitting three. (Stroke and distance is the penalty for a lost ball) Once the second ball is in play it doesn t matter that he found the original...

Golf: Lost ball off the Tee but ball first landed on fairway, rules of golf, Over The Top Golf
rules of golf, Over The Top Golf, lost ball: Whenever your ball is lost, except in a hazard, the penalty is stroke and distance, which means that you do have to re-hit from your original position according to the rules of golf. Be very certain, if your shot was made from anywhere but the tee, that...

Golf: Practice and exercise routines, pga member, flexibility program
pga member, flexibility program, exercise routines: Hi Rebeca: Yes, send me an email so I can have your private email address, then I will send them to you. Send to ekilthau@pga.com. My advice on the YMCA is to be careful who trains you. Yes, the core performance program is great. You ll need it. You...

Golf: Progress..., don trahan, titleist 983k
don trahan, titleist 983k, double bogey: Lou: It all sounds good as it appears you ve found what works. There are many putter manufacturers and hundreds of putters; all professing to be the answer to putting perfectly. There is one thing they all agree on and that is from short distances (10 ...

Golf: 40-50 yards in swing problem, golf, shank
golf, shank, drill: Hi George, A drill I like to use is to place a tee (sticking up out of the ground) about 2 inches in front of the ball. I then focus on trying to take the tee out after I hit the ball. This encourages accelerating through the ball and hitting down on the...

Golf: Ball marker moved, ball marker, stroke penalty
ball marker, stroke penalty, book states: Hi, rule 20-1, pg 86 of rule book states if a ball or ball marker is accidentally MOVED in the process of lifting the ball under a RULE or marking its position, the ball marker must be replaced. There is no penalty, provided the movement of the ball or ball...

Golf: Becoming a Pro, pro golfer, golf academy
pro golfer, golf academy, golf school: Hi Matt: The only process is $$$. If you have the money, they ll work with you. If you re talking about one of the top 10 instructors in the world today, you probably cannot afford it and most likely would not be given the time that you are requesting....

Golf: Checking card for par event, stroke score, hole score
stroke score, hole score, committee hope: Hi Anne, It is my understanding that the hole score is the requirement. A player is not required to perform any math correctly but is required to indicate the number of strokes taken on a hole. In an official event, your card would be disqualified. However,...

Golf: Am I at a disadvantage playing with old clubs?, golden ram, tom watson
golden ram, tom watson, clubmaker: The best set of clubs for your game are the clubs that fit your swing tendencies and the places you primarily play. I say this because golfers with that concept will tend to modify their swing to fit the clubs not the other way around. The tour grinds where...

Golf: Fast swing speed and what type of drivers/woods?, slow swing, fairway woods
slow swing, fairway woods, swing speed: Eric, The current equipment in your bag is not tour equipment by Taylormade Standards, It would be smart to get an S of the same equipment. It would be my opinion that TM would exchange tour with a more accomplished player not just fast or slow...

Golf: Fast swing speed and what type of drivers/woods?, swing speed, irons
Golf: Fast swing speed and what type of drivers/woods?, swing speed, irons, 80s

Golf: GOLF SHAFTS, aluminum shafts, steel shaft
aluminum shafts, steel shaft, typical steel: Steve, It is quite possible the irons you describe have a flared tip. The flared tip is made to fit over an extention from the hosel giving the appearance of a mated joint. where the shaft and club head meet. Today, the only flared tip shafts are for...

Golf: Golf 1 iron, 1 iron
1 iron: Alan, There isn t a good 1 iron for a high handicapper. Period. As a matter of fact, 1 irons are extremely rare these days. I can t tell you the last time I ve seen a 1 iron in a good player s bag. I haven t carried a 1 iron for years now. For that matter...

Golf: golf- handicape, pga member, stroke play
pga member, stroke play, hi john: Hi John: Yes, 8 shots. If anyone has a Plus something handicap, they are a real good player. That would mean in a stroke play event where handicaps are being used, they would have to give back the amount of shots per their handicap. For instance, when...

Golf: Hi, irish pubs, avid golfer
irish pubs, avid golfer, orlando golf: Hey there Roger!! I sure do remember you and have wondered about you over the years. Doris died of cancer quite a few years ago; don t remember how many. The last I heard of Pete, and that was several years ago as well, is that he is well. Don t know if...

Golf: inconsistency, driver game, practice time
driver game, practice time, stingers: Hi there and thank you for asking. Here are some keys and drills to consistency... hopefully there are some things here that you have not heard yet: 1. Practice time... if you want to be around single digit, you have to, at some point, dedicate about 20-30...

Golf: incorrect points - stableford, golf, score
golf, score, card: Hi Jamie, I believe you were correct in not disqualifying him. A player is responsible for recording his correct gross score for each hole, not for the addition of the scores. In this case, it was not assigning the correct number of points to a score....

Golf: iron shots go left, hit the golf ball straight
hit the golf ball straight: Hello Dennis, Thanks for asking this question. I will try to give my best based on what you described. I want to point out two things. First, check your blade at the time of contact. Make sure your that the angle of blade is square to the ball....

Golf: Marking you ball on the green, fairways and greens
fairways and greens: Hello Ricki: If you had not BOTH grounded your putter behind the ball and taken your stance, you had not addressed the ball. Therefore, if you didn t cause your ball to move, no matter what or who did, you would not be penalized. The other player would...

Golf: Ping eye 2 irons, ping eye 2, michael hoffman
ping eye 2, michael hoffman, pga professional: Ted, There is a code stamped in the hosel (where the shaft and club head meet). This has all of the information that you will need. Call Ping at 1-800-474-6434 and they ll be able to decipher the code for you. Thank you, Michael Hoffman PGA Professiona...

Golf: penalty stroke, stroke penalty, penalty stroke
stroke penalty, penalty stroke, water shots: Hello Mike: Thanks for asking and I am really impressed and appreciate your passion about golf and rule. You mentioned this - my only choice is to basically hit 3 from behind the water, and I don t feel I m cheating by doing that, but I don t know....

Golf: pitching to a raised putting surface, golf, pitch
golf, pitch, shot: Hi Richard, No, it s not because of less spin. It s because of the lower angle of trajectory at impact. Read my newsletter on this topic: http://probablegolfinstruction.com/PGINewsletter/news08-01-07.htm There is a way that one could predict how...

Golf: How much should I practice and on what?, two different things, game practice
two different things, game practice, practice sessions: Daniel, First of all I think it s fantastic that you have two hours to practice every day. Here is my suggestion on your practice schedule. Every other day you should devote 75 minutes a day on your short game. Bunker play, putting chipping and pitching....

Golf: Too many provisional balls hit, stroke penalty, provisional ball
stroke penalty, provisional ball, water hazard: Dear Eric, Thanks for asking this question. The rule 27-2 is describing about Provisional ball. Definition: A second ball played by a golfer who believes his first ball may be lost (but not in a water hazard) or out of bounds. The penalty for a lost...

Golf: rules of golf, fairways and greens, lost ball
fairways and greens, lost ball, rules of golf: Hi Jenny: Once you get to the area where your first ball is likely to be and the search begins by either you or your caddie, you have 5 minutes to find your ball. If you do find the original within the five minutes, you MUST play it. If you don t find the...

Golf: Scotty Cameron 1st of 500 Detour Putters, shaft width, scotty cameron
shaft width, scotty cameron, clubmaker: Mike, The designs are similar however the major difference is in the offset. The Newport 2 is a full shaft width offset where the newport 2.5 is only one half of a shaft width offset and the 1st of 500 has no offset. Additionally it seems the 1st of 500...

Golf: Senior tees, age breakdown, tees
age breakdown, tees, common sense: Jeff, There are no set rules on senior tees or at what age one should play from them. As the one in charge you can say what ever standards that you would like. Take into consideration the number of senior players you have and what the age breakdown...

Golf: shaft x 6.0 flighted, golf, swing
golf, swing, weight: Hi Messer, Usually, the kick at the bottom is due to a combination of swing weight, shaft flex and location of the kick point on the shaft. If you now don t feel the kick, it might be that the kick point of the shafts you have is lower than what you...

Golf: Water hazard, golf, rules
golf, rules, water: Hi Matthew, A ball is deemed to be in a hazard if any part of the ball touches the hazard. The boundary of the hazard can be defined by a line or stakes or the water itself. In this instance, the ball touches the water. The hazard has become a little...

Golf: Ball not found after 5 minutes, rules of golf, gamesmanship
rules of golf, gamesmanship: I think you already know that this is unacceptable behavior although many would call it gamesmanship. Your call was the correct one so you have nothing to be ashamed of. As for your opponent, he either has a conscience or he doesn t. Winning isn t the...

Golf: Becoming a Club Professional, pga section, apprentice program
pga section, apprentice program, dollar businesses: Hi Mark: Congratulations on such a great opportunity and your willingness to be a good guy and want to play by the rules. We seem to have lost that some in this day and age. Your correct, you could have been a non member Head Pro, have been in the PGA...

Golf: bunker/sand shot, michael hoffman, bunker sand
michael hoffman, bunker sand, pga professional: Jan, You re right about the person furthest from the hole typically goes first. In this case if the player furthest from the hole had taken a stroke he may have moved Ernie s golf ball and certainly would have changed the surroundings to his ball. Ernie...

Golf: Chipping with lob wedge, golf instruction books, chris answer
golf instruction books, chris answer, lob wedge: Hi Chris: You are correct. Why not let him discover what works best FOR HIM. He is not Jack Nicklaus (by the way, pitching and chipping was the worst part of his game), or Greg Norman or Tiger. Let him carry on and watch in the beauty of being a natural....

Golf: card-off, phrase card, michael hoffman
phrase card, michael hoffman, question michael: Hellena, The phrase card off is short for scorecard playoff. This is something the committee decides before a competition. It can be hole # 18 backwards as is in this case or the playoff may begin with the #1 handicap hole and continuing with handicap...

Golf: club flex, ping zing 2 irons, ping zing 2
ping zing 2 irons, ping zing 2, frequency machine: I am not sure how to tell the flex of those specific clubs if there are no markings however, there are a few ways to get the flex. Many clubmakers have a frequency machine that gives you a number to indicate the stiffness of a club. you can find one in your...

Golf: Driver loft, swing speed, sandwedge
swing speed, sandwedge, sand wedge: Hello there and you for asking. draw/fade drivers dont help swing flaws... they are actually meant to help straight hitters work the ball a bit or people with slight draw or fade tendencies, so dont waste your time on that. Higher loft does shoot a straighter...

Golf: If it don't fit. it don't hit!, degree loft, bad lies
degree loft, bad lies, straight shots: The problem facing golfers is that there are over 300 muscles in motion while striking a golf ball and any unusual event (like straining your back picking up something heavy) can throw the whole swing out of sequence and cause the go-to club to be less effective...

Golf: driver fitting, stiff shaft, titleist 983k
stiff shaft, titleist 983k, loft: If I may who did the fitting? Because a 45 shaft is suspect unless you are very tall or approach the set up very upright. The 983 is a tall face driver, the speeder is a very stiff shaft to be sure. The comparable stuff to date. Anything with a tour...

Golf: Slicing, swing
Golf: Slicing, swing

Golf: Golf Handicaps, golf handicaps, course handicap
golf handicaps, course handicap, handicap index: Hello Mark, Thanks for asking this question. I think in this case you may want to consider some adjustment if two courses have different difficult levels (i.e. Slope). You need to come up adjustment factor by dividing slope rate by 113. For example,...

Golf: Golf ranger volunteer, google search results, orlando kissimmee florida
google search results, orlando kissimmee florida, fairways and greens: Sure John: Here s the Google search results for golf courses in Kissimmee http://maps.google.com/maps?near=Kissimmee%2C+FL&geocode=CVyYd-MtXW3GFXSzrwEdrdEl-w&q=golf+courses&Search=Search And this is for Venice: http://maps.google.com/maps?near=Venice%2C+FL&geocode=CTcXCEkRZIU2FYKCnQEdCdkV-w&q=golf+courses&Search=Search...

Golf: Good Driver/Bad irons, fairway woods, public faqs
fairway woods, public faqs, relevant faq: 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: my golf future, berea college, pga member
berea college, pga member, practice sessions: Hi Eli: Send me your personal email address Eli and I will send over. It did not come through in your last email. You need PGA instruction, a lot of time to practice and play, and a commitment like no other. If you are a 12 handicap now, it will take...

Golf: golf practice sheets, practice sheets, practice goals
practice sheets, practice goals, game practice: Travis: Nothing came through in this email. You need to send me your personal email address and I ll send them right over. Sometimes it does not come through on this website, so mine is eddiekilthau@hotmail.com. When I get yours, I ll send to you. Thanks....

Golf: golf practice tips, fairway woods, iron shots
fairway woods, iron shots, body core: Allie, Its great to hear about young people that have the drive to become the best. That is what makes champions. In order to get the best work out / practice schedule to excel. I suggest finding a coach. A coach can evaluate your swing and create a...

Golf: hybrids, club head speed, loft 2
club head speed, loft 2, hybrid club: Hi there and thank you for asking. No matter what club you use, hitting the ball higher has to do with these factors: 1. Club face loft 2. Club head speed/spin rate 3. Angle of attack/shaft type 4. Fade or draw flight 5. Club s center of gravity...

Golf: Improving-two questions, swing improvement, decent shape
swing improvement, decent shape, quality clubs: Sorry for the delay. Based on your information, A set of custom clubs is not simply taking an off the rack and have them cut down. Lie angle, Flex, Grip size Off set of the head Shaft profile loft, are a few of the parameters that are taken into account...

Golf: Inconsistent strikes, target line, bomb proof
target line, bomb proof, clubh: Hi Chris: You simply need to get the club moving into the ball on a different path than it currently does. Here is a simple drill you can do by yourself to start with. Use a 7 or 8 iron, something small so you can control it. Define your target line...

Golf: Kid clubs, kid clubs, s driver
kid clubs, s driver, junior golf: US KIDS is probably the best overall in the industry. They provide more to junior golf than any other company I know. They have two seprate series of clubs. A beginners type set and tour series set for the more accomplished player. The driver is a winner...

Golf: Lost Ball Rule Question, provisional ball, stroke play
provisional ball, stroke play, rule question: Hello Gareth, Thanks for asking this question and I apologize for late answer. In your situation, your friend can not call it a lost ball. Since the ball was found, he has to complete the hole with the original ball. The hole will be won by your....

Golf: Marking of ball on putting green, sprinkler head, little finger
sprinkler head, little finger, competitor: Carol, I m curious about the sprinkler head being on the green. You state that the ball was on the green and she was taking relief because of the sprinkler head. Let me know. Here is the answer to your question. The position of the ball must be marked...

Golf: moving ball, michael hoffman, pga professional
michael hoffman, pga professional, back swing: Mark, Here is the answer. If a player s ball in play moves after he has addressed it (other than as a result of a stroke), the player is deemed to have moved the ball and incurs a penalty of one stroke. The ball must be replaced, unless the movement...

Golf: New clubhead came w/ little chip in it, titleist irons, michael hoffman
titleist irons, michael hoffman, ball flight: Dan, It may not affect ball flight but I would certainly have the Pro Shop or retailer have Titleist send you a replacement. If it s not replaced, it may lead to a rusting issue down the road. You paid good money for new clubs that you want to last a long...

Golf: Players Card, money earners, michael hoffman
money earners, michael hoffman, question michael: Jannie, I will answer this is regards to the PGA Tour in America. The top 125 money earners retain their card for the following year. If you are asking about another tour, let me know I will find out for you. Thanks for the question. Michael Hoffman...

Golf: Practice Plan Inquiry, practice sessions, competitive fire
practice sessions, competitive fire, game practice: Hi Shane: You need to send me your personal email address and I ll send over the sheets. It helps to structure your practice sessions and gives you measureable results. In reference to getting better and seeing how far you can go, you ll need to become...

Golf: ping zing 2 dot color fitting, ping zing 2 irons, ping zing 2
ping zing 2 irons, ping zing 2, dot color: The PING website had or had a color code for the dots. I would go there first. Second and more importantly and PING agrees, to get the best PING or any other golf club a fitting is required. This gets the best golf club in your hand for lower scores. ...

Golf: pulling with the left side, left forearm, michael hoffman
left forearm, michael hoffman, pga professional: Ken, It makes sense that you hit quite a few blocks with this method. Most golfers that pull hard with the left side will block or slice the ball. Golf is a two sided game. Use your right side more and your left side less. You have to learn to release the...

Golf: pulling with the left side, club shaft, natural swing
club shaft, natural swing, swing plane: Hello Ken: Thanks for asking this question. First of all, please try to see the imaginary swing plane that surrounds you, and make sure the plane aims to the target correctly. Once your club is on the top of back swing, make sure that the club shaft...

Golf: pulling with the left side, over the top golf
over the top golf: What you are doing is what I call a weed whacker type of motion, a frisbee throw also comes to mind. Conversely there s a hammer type of motion that is more of a right hand dominant swing. I sometimes try to use both when one or the other seems out of...

Golf: pulling with the left side, left forearm, pga member
left forearm, pga member, forward swing: Ken: Your on the right track. I wouldn t say a word about your shoulder. I would tell you from the top of the backswing, to swing both arms, both hands and the entire club to the finish...non stop. I would ask you to take the center of your chest and...

Golf: Rules, provisional ball, asking this question
provisional ball, asking this question, good question: Hello dave, Thanks for asking this question. This is a very good question and a lot of people are not quite clear about this. In this case, it is not allowed to hit the provisional ball if the ball is clearly seen. The ball has be reasonablly believed...

Golf: SHAFT FLEX AND CLUB HEAD SPEED, club head speed, shaft lengths
club head speed, shaft lengths, shaft flex: John, That is strange that the distance stays the same regardless of the shaft. If the distance doesn t change, is the trajectory different with the different shafts? If shaft flex has no bearing on distance in your case, try increasing the length of...

Golf: Slicing, golf swing, golf slice
golf swing, golf slice: If you are a proficient golfer, are willing to take lessons regularly and go to the driving range at least 3 times a week than you have a very good chance of eliminating your slice. For most people, myself included, it is an impossibility as we are most...

Golf: shaft angle/high,low hands?, google images, clubhead speed
google images, clubhead speed, hanging your arms: Hello and thank you for asking. If you want to visually seethe correct position I suggest you do a search on google images or go to the one of the hundreds of golf lesson sites for videos and images of address positions of good players. Pick one that is...

Golf: shaft angle/high,low hands?, hanging your arms, centrifical force
hanging your arms, centrifical force, straight position: John, Having your arms in a relaxed straight position from your shoulders is best the position at address. During the swing the hands may stray away slightly from the body. The shaft of the club also bows in during impact compensating for the hands being...

Golf: shaft angle/high,low hands?, golf, swing
golf, swing, plane: Hi John, There is a type of swing that s being taught as a result of great Canadian golfer Moe Norman, said by many great players to be one of the best ball strikers every. The swing is being touted as the single plane swing. He basically had a setup...

Golf: shaft angle/high,low hands?, hanging your arms, centrifical force
hanging your arms, centrifical force, hand shoulder: Hello John: Thanks for asking this great question. I believe you are a really well established player based on the question you raised. I agree with you for the most of part. In particular, the left arm which holds club. The left arm has to be stretched...

Golf: shaft angle/high,low hands?, hanging your arms, centrifical force
hanging your arms, centrifical force, backswing: John, thank you for your question. I will answer your question but i first need to ask you a few questions and clarify some things because this will change my answer and i want to give you the best possible answer. it sounds like you have a couple of...

Golf: shaft angle/high,low hands?, hanging your arms, centrifical force
hanging your arms, centrifical force, target: Hi John: You lost me in your elongated sentence. But, let s take it slow. At address, your arms should be hanging down with very little tension if any. I agree. Second, if your club is in a straight line with your left arm (in appearance only looking...

Golf: swing muscles, swing muscles, motion balance
swing muscles, motion balance, time jason: Jason: Your arms and hands should control the swinging motion. The body itself should respond to the swinging motion. Balance is the biggest key to a good motion. Check your finish when you are done, and understand how you got there. I bet if you swing...

Golf: swing muscles, golf, swing
golf, swing, muscles: Hi Jay, I wouldn t say any group of muscles controls the swing from start to finish. The muscle groups work together, thus the importance of what we call timing and tempo of the swing. At the start of the backswing, the arms initiate, but of course...

Golf: swing muscles, swing muscles, chest muscles
swing muscles, chest muscles, michael hoffman: Jason, Great question. I ll make the answer very easy to understand. If you use your shoulder, back and chest muscles almost exclusively in the golf swing, you will be successful. The muscles of the shoulders and back are bigger, thus they move more consistently...

Golf: swing muscles, swing muscles, generic statement
swing muscles, generic statement, golf swing: If you have any followups and further questions in the future, please ask me in my more commonly used web site, Answerway.com. You can go to my direct link at http://answerway.com/profile.php?expid=Dathaeus and check out all my public FAQ s as well...

Golf: Using a lob wedge, wedge shots, lob wedge
wedge shots, lob wedge, asking this question: Hello Geoff, Thanks for asking this question. I am not sure what you exactly mean by squirting. I assume you mean it by hitting to the left, kind of extreme slice. Please try to bent down your waist a little bit more, and hit the ball using normal...

Golf: Wilson Augusta Irons, absolute answer, golf section
absolute answer, golf section, mint condition: to get the absolute answer I recommend going to the source. The Wilson sporting good site has a golf section. Go to the bottom of the page. There is a contact to click on. In the contact section you can specifically ask about older golf clubs. That is...

Golf: water in bunkers, fairways and greens, casual water
fairways and greens, casual water, waterlog: Tom: In this case, in taking relief from the casual water you would go to the point in the bunker that affords the most relief that is not nearer the hole. It s explained in Rule 25-1 ii (a): (a) Without penalty, in accordance with Clause(i) above, except...

Golf: ball flight start out straight then goes left, target line, back swing
target line, back swing, ball flight: Hi Brett: Pretty simple here. Check a couple of things. First, let s talk about the position of the driver at the top of backswing. You say it points at your target line. If that s true, then it is crossing the line at the top and actually points to...

Golf: ball in rough, stroke penalty, sand trap
stroke penalty, sand trap, good luck: Hello and thank you for asking. The only time you cannot ground the club is in a hazard, i.e., bunkers, water, or areas near water marked off with a red or yellow line. That would be a stroke penalty. Some people may tell you not to ground your club near...

Golf: Changed Irons, golf, align
golf, align, right: Hi Mike, Firstly, ensure you are aligning properly. This was one of the topics of my latest newsletter: http://probablegolfinstruction.com/PGINewsletter/current.htm The majority of golfers misalign to the right. It might be that you were pulling...

Golf: Chip or short range shots, short iron, iron shots
short iron, iron shots, pitching wedge: Dear Bud: Thanks for asking these question. First of all, in golf, tempo is very important for every shot: driver, iron, short iron and chipping. Please try to develop smooth/slower and consistent tempo when swing. When you are doing chipping,...

Golf: Driving, swing swing, swing plane
swing swing, swing plane, grip size: Jack, I will assume that the swing, swing plane and release are all in order. If you play baseball this is probably a likely problem. You are screaming for a fitting. Find a local certified clubmaker and get a computerized fitting. You will find the...

Golf: different tee handicapping, golf, scramble
golf, scramble, handicap: Hi Jim, You re right! Even though the slope/rating system is not perfect, it should be enough to accommodate different players playing from different tee boxes, thus a senior not having to play the long course. So, instead of playing to a 21 off the blue...

Golf: digging dirt, tall individuals, pop ups
tall individuals, pop ups, golf instructor: Xavier: OK. What does moving your right foot forward from the left and lift your left shoulder higher than the right have to do with anything? How did he explain this to you? What was that supposed to do, what could you expect as a result of doing that,...

Golf: draw pull, 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: Golf ball travelling over OB but landing in a hazard
Golf: Golf ball travelling over OB but landing in a hazard

Golf: golf club resizing / grip extension, worth a shot, air compressor
Golf: golf club resizing / grip extension, worth a shot, air compressor, youtube

Golf: handicap, tee times, handicap
Golf: handicap, tee times, handicap, mobile phones

Golf: putting rule?, match play, stroke
Golf: putting rule?, match play, stroke

Golf: Golf, fairways and greens, consecutive streak
fairways and greens, consecutive streak, itype: Hello Richard: I don t know this off the top of my head and started to research it but couldn t find exactly what you want. Follow this link though and you might be able to put together the information that answers your question. http://www.officialworldgolfranking.com/archive/archive.sps?iType=1747...

Golf: Golf ball travelling over OB but landing in a hazard, michael hoffman, pga professional
michael hoffman, pga professional, hole layout: Kevin, Thanks for the hole layout. What still needs to be determined is when does out of bounds end? This would determine whether the hazard (all or part) is part of the golf course which I suspect it is. I am curious why there even is out of bounds...

Golf: game improvment, playing ability test, range membership
playing ability test, range membership, range balls: Hello David: You need to send me your personal email address so I can send you the practice sheets. Passing the PAT (with the PGA of America) is something you should be able to do within one year. You need to work hard on your short game, because that is...

Golf: golf club resizing / grip extension, ping eye, better golf
ping eye, better golf, steel shafts: There is a way to remove the grips and cut them to the correct length however if you are getting them cut to the correct length you might just get the correct grip too. If you got the clubs for a great price then the money put towards them to make better golf...

Golf: handicap, fairways and greens, handicap program
fairways and greens, handicap program, free options: Hello Thomas. Unfortunately I do not have a handicap program so cannot tell you what your handicap is. I did however, Google the question and came up with a few free options. The one that looks the most promising is http://www.handitracker.com/. It appears...

Golf: How to hit an iron, supervised lesson, public faqs
supervised lesson, public faqs, swing path: Hi and thank you for asking. You re question really requires about a series of 5-10 hour of supervised lesson in order to correct properly. I am not trying to complicate things, I am simply telling you the truth... there are questions in science such as...

Golf: Lateral hazard, penalty stroke, casual water
penalty stroke, casual water, water hazard: Dear Peter, Thanks for asking this question. There are two stakes or lines to identify the water: One is Yellow stake or line to identify Water hazard margin, and the other is Red stake or line to mark Lateral water hazard margin. This is written in...

Golf: loss of power, visual learner, michael hoffman
visual learner, michael hoffman, mid 80s: Jonathan, I really don t have enough information to make an educated guess. I would strongly suggest seeing a PGA Professional in the near future for a golf lesson. If you are a visual learner, have the instructor videotape the lesson. Good luck, ...

Golf: pga help, mental ability, great game
mental ability, great game, nationwide tour: Hello Anthony: Thanks for asking this question. First, please consider to compete with State Pro s in their tournament. Each State has their schedules under PGA USA. In order to enter the tournament, they normally require some entry fees. Please check...

Golf: poor loft with 10.5 degree driver, golf, driver
golf, driver, loft: Hi Michael, If you re hitting it quite low with your driver, then you could probably get more distance with a higher launch trajectory. Take a look at my driver golf distance calculator: http://probablegolfinstruction.com/fpp-v4.0-single/golf-club-form/club-calculator.htm...

Golf: Question on Golf rules on nearest point of relief when ball is on cart path?, michael hoffman, cart path
michael hoffman, cart path, question michael: Steven, The nearest point of relief would be on the golf course not out of bounds or in a hazard. The player would have to determine this point even if it s yards away from the position of the ball. Remember when looking for the nearest point of relief...

Golf: Relief, tire mark, immovable objects
tire mark, immovable objects, cart path: Hello mike, I will try my best to answer this question. I believe the surface drain would fall under an immovable obstruction (maybe rule 24). in this case you would be able to find the nearest point of relieve and drop within one club length without...

Golf: Reshafting Ping clubs, parallel shaft, hosels
parallel shaft, hosels, butt end: Arthur, You are correct in that taper tipped shafted are a butt trim only set up. A taper tip shaft is really only tapered the first 3/8 inch of the tip. If you were to trim the tip it would become a parallel shaft. If you are considering Graphite, there...

Golf: Ruling, michael hoffman, clump of grass
michael hoffman, clump of grass, jenny: Jenny, If the ball cannot be found after 5 minutes the penalty is stroke and distance. There is no penalty for accidentally moving a ball while searching for it. The ball would then be replaced. This is for both match and stroke play. Thanks, Michael...

Golf: putting rule?, golf, rules
golf, rules, hit: Hi Joe, There are two sets of rules. One for stroke play and one for match play. In stroke play, every shot counts and a player s total strokes determines the end result against the rest of the field. In match play, two players play against one another...

Golf: Score card, hole scores, score card
hole scores, score card, keeping score: Hi Chuck: In tournament competition, the scorer (the other player who is in charge of keeping your score) and you must sign the card. Two signatures are required. Players keep each other s score. You do not keep your own score officially. There are...

Golf: senior tee boxes., fairways and greens, tee boxes
fairways and greens, tee boxes, handicaps: Hello Malcolm: There is no set age at which playing from the senior tees is called for. I would suggest that in order for golf to be enjoyed, it would be reasonable to expect to hit the ball far enough to reach holes in regulation. Once you can no longer...

Golf: Two off the tee out of bounds, shot penalty, chip and putt
shot penalty, chip and putt, question michael: Richard, The penalty for a ball out of bounds is stroke and distance. There is no limit on how many times a player has to re-tee (in this case) if the player continually hits the ball out of bounds. The player in this case would have been disqualified...

Golf: toe shots, target line, fairway woods
target line, fairway woods, flight pattern: Hi Stacey: Frustrating huh? As a good player, you need to know what causes those marks out towards the toe. The answer is no rotation of the left arm. Let me explain. If the contact is out towards the toe, the club must be moving to the left or towards...

Golf: Working out Doubles pairings, odd number, pairs
odd number, pairs, golf club: Hi Sue, since you have an odd number of pairs, you ll need to give one pair a bye into the 2nd round. Make up a draw with 18 pairs, and place of the pairs in a pairing without another pair. They automatically get into the 2nd round. You could select that...

Golf: Yardage markers, distance to center of green
distance to center of green: Yep. Distances are to the center of the green and do not take into consideration either pin placement, elevation, wind speed, wind direction or whether you are hitting the ball well that day or not. Hope this helps. Frankie C http://overthetopgolf.co...

Golf: Continuation of the, titleist 975d, fairway shots
titleist 975d, fairway shots, target line: Lou: Check your alignment; making sure the line through the ball runs at your target and the line across your toes runs parallel left of the target line. I suspect the line across your toes points closer to the target than does the one running through the...

Golf: cut, al brown, golf player
al brown, golf player, good luck: In my last response, if a player shot -3 or worse he would miss the cut and not be playing in the weekend. If you have any followups and further questions in the future, please ask me in my more commonly used web site, Answerway.com. You can go to...

Golf: cut, al brown, golf player
al brown, golf player, paycheck: Al, When a player misses the cut that means he did not qualify for the weekend play which means he/she will not be picking up a paycheck for that tournament. Conversely when a player makes the cut that means that the player will be playing the rounds on...

Golf: cut, al brown, golf player
al brown, golf player, paycheck: Al, When a player misses the cut that means he did not qualify for the weekend play which means he/she will not be picking up a paycheck for that tournament. Conversely when a player makes the cut that means that the player will be playing the rounds on...

Golf: cut, professional tournaments, al brown
professional tournaments, al brown, pga tournament: Hello and thank you for asking. In any PGA tournament and most lesser professional tournaments, they have 3-4 days of play total. The procedure is they cut more than half the players after Friday so only the best players from the first 2 days move on. It...

Golf: Distance, michael hoffman, question michael
michael hoffman, question michael, pga professional: Mike, First let me address your first comment that your just not that good . Playing just twice a month is a key factor in that aspect. You sound like you enjoy playing so don t worry about that. As far as the distance issue it s pretty tough to...

Golf: Driver Shaft and Loft, x shaft, cleveland launcher
x shaft, cleveland launcher, michael hoffman: Chris, Your swing speed has to be over 115 mph if you hit the ball that far. This is a good thing. It sounds like your clubface is open at impact which would cause the ball to go high and to the right. You actually add loft to the clubface when it is open....

Golf: flexability, pga member, flexibility program
pga member, flexibility program, member www: Mick: The best thing you could do for yourself is to order Roger Fredericks Flexibility program, regarded as the best on the market today. It s a DVD series you do in your own home 30 minutes per day. You need to get more flexible, that is your key to...

Golf: Golf - Course Records, michael hoffman, golf course
michael hoffman, golf course, golf club: Jo, That s a great question. I would think that it would be up to the committee that runs the golf club to make this decision. In my opinion, if changes were substantial such as lengthening of the course, then it would seen feasible that a new course record...

Golf: Grips, golf pride grips, fairway wood
golf pride grips, fairway wood, stanley knife: Ken, There aren t any guidelines what so ever. It is really a personal preference. I would suggest placing a grip of your choice on a club, hit balls with that club and make a determination. Replacing your own grips is very cost efficient and easy to do....

Golf: golf scoring, golf, handicap
golf, handicap, maximum: Hi Rod, I assume you mean what is the highest score they can count on a given hole for handicap purposes. Otherwise, there is no limit. For a 15-19 handicap, the highest score that can be used in calculating the round s differential score is 7. For a...

Golf: golf shaft difference, mizuno comp ez, x shaft
mizuno comp ez, x shaft, golf shaft: Ian, I am still finding out about the optimizer. From what I know the shaft selection is based on a better players preference. That being a dynamic golf or Project X or KBS tour. Which are all great shafts that lean towards a lower ball flight. The Nippon...

Golf: Who would hit an 11 wood?, fairways and greens, titleist 983k
fairways and greens, titleist 983k, aldila nv: You are quite right about there being many causes of the slice. It is unusual for a touring professional to be afflicted with the shot (unless intentional) so one must ask why. The answer can be found in how they set up to the ball; in balance, bent from...

Golf: hitting wrong ball, fairways and greens, golf rule
fairways and greens, golf rule, match play: Gray: The penalty for hitting the wrong ball in match play is loss of hole; whether it s your ball or another that was hit. You can see this rule and the others at: http://www.usga.org/Rule-Books/Rules-of-Golf/Rule-15/ Fairways and Greens, John...

Golf: Loss of Distance, varsity golf, college varsity
varsity golf, college varsity, handed golfer: Hi Brent: When you say high, short fade, I think of clubface slightly open and moving under the ball which adds loft to the shot. Result, high, short fade. Focus on the clubface. As a 4 handicap, you can handle this one. I assume you are a right handed...

Golf: Lost ball from Tee, provisional ball, stroke play
provisional ball, stroke play, match play: Hi James, As soon as you deem your original ball lost, it is lost. If you had not deemed it lost, and you had not hit your provisional from a point closer to the hole than your original ball, you could have played the original. With what you had done,...

Golf: Lost my Swing, michael hoffman, grounder
michael hoffman, grounder, personal life: Greg, There could be many reasons for this change to occur such as new equipment, your personal life or possibly a physical change such as weight gain. The best approach is to get with a PGA Professional and see what his,her opinion would be. It would be...

Golf: New clubs, shaft length, forgiving clubs
shaft length, forgiving clubs, steel shaft: Yaz, There are quite a few forgiving clubs on the market these days. The most important element in choosing the right clubs is twofold. First attend a demo day where you can hit a variety of clubs from reputable manufacturers. This allows you to determine...

Golf: Practice, jason collet, pga professional
jason collet, pga professional, practice sessions: Hi Jason: To get better and improve your scores and handicap, you need to practice your short game 70% of the time, 30% long game. Continue to play, although not as much. Cut that down to 9 holes to compliment your practice sessions. Playing is important...

Golf: Practice Routine, pga member, pga instructor
pga member, pga instructor, short game: Hi Tom: Congrats on being retired and Thank You for your service for us. You need to find a real good PGA instructor for starters. They can help you refine the fundamentals and hone in on the short game. Going from a 13 to a 5 should happen within the...

Golf: Practice routines, scratch golfer, odd schedule
scratch golfer, odd schedule, practice routine: Justin, I would have you focus 70% of your practice time on your short game. This part of the game is so critical. Play as much as you can especially in tournaments. When you play at your course round up the best players that you can. This will help your...

Golf: Pulled Shots, target line, pga member
target line, pga member, o clock: Hello Id: Simple answer. You are striking the outside part of the ball, which means you are swinging the club across the line (or pulling it back across the line), which sends the ball left. If you hit the back outside part of the ball, the ball will...

Golf: Budget Friendly Golf Set, powerbuilt, dollar range
powerbuilt, dollar range, starter set: I cannot attest to the quality of a $100 set of clubs, however I cannot believe they are worth the price. For instance, a set of well know clubs, irons, woods , putter will be in the 1300 to 2000 dollar range depending on the models selected. A custom...

Golf: Colors of Tee box vs Handicaps, tee boxes, handicaps
tee boxes, handicaps, tees: Yulia, There are generally no defined tee box colors for each person with different handicaps. Handicaps will equal out the playing surface when players of the same gender play the same tee box. There are different tee boxes on courses so players can play...

Golf: clubhead speed vs launch angle vs distance, golf, iron
golf, iron, distance: Sounds like you hit the ball very much like myself, distance wise and trajectory wise. Your swing speed seems to be right. Hitting your 6-iron 155 to 160 seems about right as well. It does depend on the loft of the club. Your irons might be weaker (higher...

Golf: Driving, michael hoffman, club face
michael hoffman, club face, dogleg: Sam, Fading massively is considered a slice, just to get the terminology correct. There are two possibilities why you ball slices. One is the club face is open to the club path. This generally indicates a weak grip. Not in pressure but in position. Turn...

Golf: Efficiency, pga member, pga golf
pga member, pga golf, hello tom: Hello Tom: Best tip in the world right now Tom is to find a good PGA golf instructor and get some lessons. You need the basic fundamentals and they can show you how to practice and improve the fastest. Getting the ball to go straight is nothing more than...

Golf: Equipment, s driver, ball flight
s driver, ball flight, taking the time: Adam, The first thing I would do is to borrow your friend s driver and take it to the range. If you hit it well on the range offer to buy it from him. If he doesn t want to sell I would suggest going to a demo day. It is usually free and manufacturers allow...

Golf: Fixing a Fade, titleist 983 driver, club lofts
titleist 983 driver, club lofts, face angles: Hello Adam and sorry for the delay First thing is that not all club lofts are created equal. There are many factors with club head design that can change the launch angle of a club besides what it says on the bottom. If you are hitting the ball low than...

Golf: tour model III's, tour model iii, callaway x20
Golf: tour model III's, tour model iii, callaway x20, favorite clubs

Golf: golf rule, taking a penalty, dear ann
taking a penalty, dear ann, golf rule: Dear ann: Thanks for asking this good question. I had to take some time for research. In Rule 20-2 Dropping and Re-Dropping and b (Where to Drop): A ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course where the applicable Rule requires it to be...

Golf: follow up, pga member, clubhead
pga member, clubhead, impact area: Hey Ken: No. Use the knuckles of the left hand and the logo on your glove. Now picture this before you do this and then go practice this, it s not that hard. As the club swings into the impact area, the logo of the glove and the knuckles of the left...

Golf: Penn Obedient Driver, brass weights, michael hoffman
brass weights, michael hoffman, pga professional: Rob, I am not familiar with the Penn Obedient driver and like you could find nothing on line. Without any directions the best thing to do is experiment. Try the weights in the heel toe and then switch them around. Try teach weight in the toe only and...

Golf: can a pga pro caddie for his son in competitons, caddie, best of luck
caddie, best of luck, county officials: Bill: I am not sure I have an answer, but as his dad, if that is allowed, you should be able to caddie for him (if a dad is permitted to caddie for his son/daughter). I don t believe it s a PGA thing. It s a dad issue. Please check with your county officials...

Golf: playing professionally, full time job, michael hoffman
full time job, michael hoffman, long term goal: Jeff, I would suggest that you attend a Hooter s Tour event or a Nationwide event as a spectator. You ll be watching players that practicing and playing is all that they do. Compare your game to theirs realistically. If you think you can compete, enter...

Golf: practice, high school golf, proper grip
high school golf, proper grip, short game: Hello Kieth and sorry for the delay. That is a tough question to answer but i will do my best. it really depends on you. i know for a fact that if you work hard you can go from 18 to about 5 in 6 months but it does require some work. i would suggest that...

Golf: putting preshot routine., putting
putting: As long as your friend is not tamping down the ground when he soles the putter in front of the ball, there is no ruling prohibiting him from placing his putter in front of the ball as an alignment aid or part of a pre-shot routine. Thanks for your question....

Golf: Rule 7-1b practice, stroke penalty, michael hoffman
stroke penalty, michael hoffman, pga professional: Steve, It s not what my opinion is Steve but I can tell what you can practice before a stroke play round according to the rules. You can practice chipping or putting near the 1st tee box that you are about to play. That s it. Anything else will result in...

Golf: Rule in the Bunker, Unplayable lie in a bunker
Unplayable lie in a bunker: J K, The following answers to your questions were found under Rule 28 in the Rules of Golf. 1) Yes, the player may drop the ball two club lengths from the original spot no nearer the hole. The second option would be to keep that point in line with the...

Golf: Taylormade r7 wedges, bad decision, taylormade r7
bad decision, taylormade r7, pw: When it comes to equipment I am very picky as to the fit and function for the game. If you are playing only once a month or so then it is fine as a level of practice is always needed to get better. If you are playing more frequently if the wedges fit into...

Golf: Tee placements, tee placements, pin positions
tee placements, pin positions, tees: Bill, I can honestly say that i don t know if there really is a method. This is a course design or done by the designer of the course and then modified later if needed or wanted. The course would determine where the tees would be and who should use what...

Golf: tour model III's, tour model iii, ping zing
tour model iii, ping zing, degree increments: The tour models Are all inspired from the Ping modeling, I believe the IIIs are from the ping zing line, if they are the pointed toe club head. When they were made,,,,,, in the late 80s i am thinking. Start at the 5 iron for 27 degree and go in 3 degree...

Golf: type of putter, usga rules of golf, side stance
usga rules of golf, side stance, lie angle: Gary, There are many rules on the type of putters (and specs on clubs) in Appendix ll in the USGA Rules of golf. There are way too many to list here but an interesting one is that the shaft cannot have a lie angle of more than 80 degrees. It is against...

Golf: unusual golf competition, fairways and greens, golf competition
fairways and greens, golf competition, tournament organizer: Hello Murray, I can only speculate as to what this is and its rules. Mainly because around the country, the same format will have several different names. My guess is on certain holes your team score is one best ball of 4, on others it would be the 2 best...

Golf: Wrong shaft symptoms, stiff shaft, presumption
stiff shaft, presumption, irons: Mickey, It sounds as though the shaft is not kicking correctly (releasing) thus keeping the face open causing the ball to go right and short. Typically if you swing too flexible of a shaft the ball will go high and left.I would suggest going to a regular...

Golf: watching another players putt, golf etiquette, clock
golf etiquette, clock, element: John, Etiquette is a very important element of the game of golf. There really isn t a rule but simply stated you should stand out of the players view as much as possible. Another way to look at it is this way. Suppose the player putting is the center of...

Golf: putting, short putts, putting green
short putts, putting green, nerves: Dylan, I don t think it s nerves, it s probably a lack of practice. Try spending twenty minutes on the putting green when you have time, practicing those short putts that give you trouble. Start with four balls and place them around the hole from two feet...

Golf: Bees in bunker, wet ground, true number
wet ground, true number, health issue: I think the guys that deal with rules more often than I would be better for this, please ask one of them, In my opinion, I would think there is a ruling allowing for natural hazards in the same genre as wet ground/ clean and place, due to possible health...

Golf: Blues or Whites?, short game, punches
short game, punches, pga: Dick, Here are three options for you. 1) Stand your ground and continue to play from the whites. Let your friend and his father-in-law play from the blues. 2) Take a lesson from a PGA Professional to help you with your drives and then move to the...

Golf: bogey, triple bogey, double bogey
triple bogey, double bogey, what is a bogey: Hi Al: In the game of golf, there are Par 3 s, Par 4 s, and Par 5 s. Par 3 s are the shortest length holes, Par 4 s are the intermediate length holes, Par 5 s are the longest holes. The term par is what a skilled player should make on a particular hole....

Golf: bogey, triple bogey, double bogey
triple bogey, double bogey, what is a bogey: Hello Al: Golf is comprised of different length holes with different pars. Par is described as an ideal score for a hole. And Par is ideally realized by reaching the green in the amount of strokes that allows for 2 putts to make par. The shortest holes...

Golf: bogey, what is a bogey, al brown
what is a bogey, al brown, question michael: Al, Par is the number of strokes that a good golfer needs to complete the hole. If a player shoots par for the 18 hole round, this is considered to be very good. A bogey is one stroke over par for the hole. Whether the player did good or bad is a matter...

Golf: bogey, what is a bogey, al brown
what is a bogey, al brown, golf player: Hello Al: Thanks for asking this question. Golf game is to play 18 holes. And each hole has its regulated number of shot, and when the hole is played with a regulate number of shots, we call it a par. For example, let s say the first is par 4. ...

Golf: bogey, hole golf course, what is a bogey
hole golf course, what is a bogey, al brown: Hi Al, A very good golfer will score an average of par on every hole. A bogey is one stroke worse than par. If a golfer were to average a bogey on each hole, the golfer would shoot about 90 on a regulation 18 hole golf course. This bogey golfer is considered...

Golf: Course scoring records, colored tees, championship tees
colored tees, championship tees, white tees: Carl, Congratulations on a great score! Although I am not an official, I see course scoring records are determined from the tips unless the course itself wants to keep individual scoring recording from the different tees. That in its self can be a...

Golf: Driver, brunswick hills ohio, fairways and greens
brunswick hills ohio, fairways and greens, driver influence: Hi Scott: If you are like most golfers, you let the length of the driver influence how you set up to the ball. As clubs get longer, golfers like to stand taller. Standing taller changes your spine angle (how much you bend from the hips). To be consistent...

Golf: jameswagner50@gmail.com, provisional ball, stroke
Golf: jameswagner50@gmail.com, provisional ball, stroke

Golf: putting
Golf: putting

Golf: GOLF, golf, rules
golf, rules, putting: Hi Jerry, The rules of golf state: The line of putt must not be touched except: (i) the player may remove loose impediments, provided he does not press anything down; (ii) the player may place the club in front of the ball when addressing it, provided...

Golf: Golf Ball spin, golf, ball
golf, ball, spin: Hi Chris, The ball actually only has one spin, but the axis about which it spins is tilted. If the ball only has backspin, it spins about a horizontal axis. If it has only sidespin, it spins about a vertical axis. A ball with both actually spins about an...

Golf: GUR, fairways and greens, gur
fairways and greens, gur, foot traffic: Relief from GUR is optional unless otherwise specified to protect an area from foot traffic or other incursions that may damage the area. Keep in mind though, if you elect to take relief from GUR, you must take full relief; both swing and stance. Thanks...

Golf: golf practice, practice sheets, game practice
practice sheets, game practice, short game: Hello Gill: I admire your goals and wish you the best of luck getting to a scratch. Please send me your personal email address and I ll send you my short game practice sheets and instructions on how you can better structure your time to improve. Thank...

Golf: golf rule / decision, golf rule, match play
golf rule, match play, stroke play: Hello Stewart: Thanks for asking this great question! You pinpointed the exact rule. If you read further, the rule says that: In stroke play, there is no penalty UNLESS BOTH BALLS LAY ON THE PUTTING GREEN PRIOR TO THE STRIKE, IN WHICH CASE THE PLAYER...

Golf: huge distance loss, panic state, weight shift
panic state, weight shift, ball position: Hello Robert: Thanks for asking this question. You are very seasoned and experienced player. Yet, I will try to give some thoughts what I an share to hopefully correct your problems quickly. First, please check the trajectory of your ball after you...

Golf: jameswagner50@gmail.com, lost ball, putts
lost ball, putts, fairway: Hello James: Thanks for asking this question. I think he could be right, but the only thing I want to ask is that how he dropped the ball in the fairway. Was the drop properly done? He can not just drop the ball in the fairway, but he needs to drop...

Golf: Loss of distance, glove hand, impact area
glove hand, impact area, type motion: Hi Robert: Sorry to hear of your frustrations. You are adding loft down through impact, incorrectly using your hands. Picture this. As you swing into the impact area, the logo on your glove (assuming you wear a glove) hand is turning up towards the sky...

Golf: Marking Ball on the green, ball marker, book states
ball marker, book states, hotel key: Robert, The rule book states the the ball should be marked with a ball marker, small coin or similar object. I remember when players would use their hotel key or a tee to mark the ball. However that is no longer acceptable. Thank you, Michael...

Golf: offset driver to cure a slice, member www, hcap
member www, hcap, private instruction: Benji: Will an offset driver cure your slice? NO!!! An offset driver will only help cut down on the amount if does slice. You need to get some private instruction from a qualified PGA Professional. It s in your grip and it s a little training of...

Golf: Ping Wedges, ping wedges, silver dot
ping wedges, silver dot, sand wedge: Kirt, The best way is to take the clubs to a Pro Shop or a golf retailer that has a lie/loft machine. They will be able to measure the lofts of the two clubs. It s also a good idea to measure the lofts and lies of your entire set. Typically the sand...

Golf: Provisional Ball into Hazard, provisional ball, michael hoffman
provisional ball, michael hoffman, water hazard: Scott, Since your opponent hit the provisional ball under the impression that the ball was lost outside a water hazard, he must abandon the provisional ball and proceed under Rule 26-1 (Relief for ball in water hazard). Thanks for the question, Michael...

Golf: playint within a hazard (red stake), mr hoffman, michael hoffman
mr hoffman, michael hoffman, blades of grass: Dan, There is no penalty as your brother was not touching the hazard to test the conditions, he was simply trying to keep his balance. If the ball is on the green and when putted hits the flagstick there would be a two shot penalty. No penalty on...

Golf: plus handicap, gross score, strokes
gross score, strokes: Andy, If he s a plus 2 then he plays at a plus 2. If you re playing a net event you would subtract your handicap from the gross score and he would add 2 strokes to your gross score. If your allocating strokes hole by hole and you re a 16 and he s a plus...

Golf: Rules question, match play, good job
match play, good job, circumstance: Carl, Since this was an unusual circumstance, because of the Beat the Pro competition, I think he acted correctly. Remember that anyone can help you find your ball which is perfectly legal. This is in a sense what the Pro did. Good job to him. Thank...

Golf: Slice - fade, Hook - draw, fairways and greens, dog leg
fairways and greens, dog leg, hi chris: Hi Chris, thanks for the question. Although it s not clear exactly what answer you are looking for, I ve done some research and found a good video clip from the Golf Channel. This explains how to hit a draw and a fade. And to define each, I would say that...

Golf: Stiff versus Regular, shaft weight, stiff shaft
shaft weight, stiff shaft, swing speed: Bob, First and foremost, a driver fitting from a certified or qualified club fitter is a must. That 8-10 handicap might just drop a stroke or two. Second, congrats on the 103 swing speed, at 60 years young that s pretty darn good. Third high is a...

Golf: Swing Low Point, ball position, proper stance
ball position, proper stance, weight shift: Patch, By doing the same things in your backswing and downswing you ll have a constant low point in your swing. I belive you asking about a proper low point in the swing that s consistent. First of all with the irons you want the low point of the swing...

Golf: set-up, mcgolf, sorry jim
mcgolf, sorry jim, clubmaker: Elliott, Usually extensions on clubs or added length is required when a golfer is 6 3 or taller. I recommend a fitting to during the appropriate length for your best golf. Chances are you feeling is correct. Find a certified or qualified fitter and you...

Golf: tee box, white tees, tee boxes
white tees, tee boxes, driving distance: Tom, thank you for the question. I would say most definitely you should move up. the tee boxes are mean t just for this reason. At a driving distance of 190 yards it must be very difficult for you to reach some of the par 4 s in two. Move up and you...

Golf: Left vrs Right, one armed man, handed golfer
one armed man, handed golfer, hand clubs: Hi Pat, I m not sure of the origin of the designation of left or right swinger. It was probably from another sport such as cricket or possibly throwing (a right handed thrower rotates and transfers his/her weight the same way as a right swinger). A right...

Golf: putting, fairways and greens, rules of golf
fairways and greens, rules of golf, s line: Anthony: That putting style was legal at one time but no longer is. You can stand facing the hole but the ball must be positioned outside of your feet so that you neither straddle the line nor stand on it. Here is the rule quoted from the Rules of Golf:...

Golf: Backspin from bunker, fairways and greens, luck chris
fairways and greens, luck chris, backspin: Hello Chris: First I would like to say that the backspin you see professionals putting on golf balls take into consideration more factors than what they do to the ball when they hit it or at it. The speed of the greens (usually much faster than the average...

Golf: Ball rolls on obstruction and out into hazard, fairways and greens, water hazard
fairways and greens, water hazard, rules of golf: Anto: The rules of golf usually deal with where the ball is, not necessarily how it got there. In my opinion, and I would suggest researching more with www.usga.org, is that your ball would be considered in the hazard and you would proceed accordingly. ...

Golf: becoming a golf club professional, golf, putting
golf, putting, golf tip: Hi Frank, I haven t seen a word about your golfing background. Do you play? What s your handicap? Do you have a fine swing or are you a self made golfer? These are the kind of items that really matter. Competition is fierce among golf pros and outcomers...

Golf: club length, correct posture, mcgolf
correct posture, mcgolf, ladies clubs: Club length is paramount to being the correct posture for the best golf swing. The quickest way to the right club length is a fitting by a qualified fitter. The first thing you should find is the right length. The next best thing to do is find a clubmaker,...

Golf: Driving Distance, Golf, Pro Golf
Golf, Pro Golf, PGA: HI Mike; Nice to meet you and thanks for selecting me to answer your question. Might I ask why you chose me??? Reply when you can. Grab your cup of coffee, this is a bit lengthy. Well to answer your questions. YES it is an acceptable distance,...

Golf: drivers, flex shaft, stiff shaft
flex shaft, stiff shaft, game call: Gene, Being a certified fitter it is very hard to make a game call on a driver over the internet. The information need to really zero in is quite large. Knowing the lynx product an upgrade is needed. You will make a really upgrade by going to the local...

Golf: early weight shift, pga member, weight shift
pga member, weight shift, feet on the ground: Hi Ken: Picture this, because this is what you need to occur at impact to bring your timing back in line. Your upper body should be stacked on top of your lower body at impact. So, if you are shifting forward, then your lower body is sliding out from...

Golf: Golf, slice, over the top
slice, over the top, golf: Unlike the Over The Top Golf swing where the 5 set-up changes make slicing impossible, in a conventional golf swing, sound mechanics are a necessity. Some of it s components are balance and a correct swing path in which the club face approaches the ball from...

Golf: Golf club fitting, arm span, ball position
arm span, ball position, arm length: Maryann, I would suggest hitting all of your irons off a lie board. This will determine if your clubs need to be bent to a flatter position and by how much. Go to an experienced club fitter for this. If you shorten your clubs you will lose distance....

Golf: Golf Skins Money, skins game, michael hoffman
skins game, michael hoffman, scholarship money: Marie, There are many questions that I have to determine how to answer your question. 1) What is the monetary goal for the event? 2) How many players do you have at this point? 3) Where is the scholarship money coming from if it doesn t come from...

Golf: How to go from Good to Great!!!, golf improvement, baseball football
golf improvement, baseball football, tournament experience: Hi and thank you for asking. There are many factors towards the answer to your question. Let me list some here quickly: - Talent (I know, not something anyone wants to hear, but unfortunately not everyone can become a scratch or better purely on hard...

Golf: grip size, michael hoffman, grip size
michael hoffman, grip size, small hands: Nick, This is definitely the time for choices. My choice would be play a fade with less pain by trying a larger grip. The other thing I would try is to lighten up on the degree of pressure you put on the club with your hands. This may be causing the pain...

Golf: Hook up hill, straight ball, hook up
straight ball, hook up, fairway: Chris, Hitting the ball left is typical from an uphill lie. It s because of your hips being restrcted as you suggest and your upper body outraces the lower body to the impact position. If you want to hit the ball straight you ll have to block the shot...

Golf: Lost Ball - Provisional, Robb, Nunn
Robb, Nunn, Robb Nunn: HI Frank; Well under Rules of golf. The player would have a slight problem. And While it really only involves one primary rule, though there are many different cross references and decisions to other rules that directly apply within the situation. ...

Golf: lateral hazard, Robb, Nunn
Robb, Nunn, PGA: HI Phil; Nope, but nice try at getting the rules to work for you. Under the USGA Rules of Golf it says and I quote... Rule 25-1b Abnormal Ground Conditions Except when the ball is in a water hazard or a lateral water hazard, a player may take...

Golf: Marking a ball on the green, Golf, Rules
Golf, Rules, PGA: HI Gus; Read this rule. You will note that I have capitalized your specific answer!!! Well under rule 20-1. Lifting and Marking A ball to be lifted under the Rules may be lifted by the player, his partner or another person authorized by the player....

Golf: Marking ball on green, Golf, Rules
Golf, Rules, PGA: HI Gregg; Under Rule 20-3 the player or the person authorized to mark the ball may replace it. A ball to be placed under the Rules must be placed by the player or his partner. If a ball is to be replaced, the player, his partner or the person who lifted...

Golf: Need urgend help !, pga instructor, sweet spots
pga instructor, sweet spots, swing plane: Hi Johan: No I don t have any drills for sweet spots with drivers. You need some professional instruction from a qualified PGA instructor. Ask around or call around where you are and see who is a good teacher. They could help you. If you re fading it...

Golf: Pulling the ball left, Stance becoming more and more closed, handicap golfers, penetrating ball flight
handicap golfers, penetrating ball flight, duck hook: Hi Leigh: Yep, you said it perfectly. Now let s picture what you just said. Your swing is too shallow, coming too much from in to out (1 o clock), hitting thin shots that are pushed straight right or are hooking to some degree (sometimes duck hooks)....

Golf: pairing for trip, yahoo ca, assumptions
yahoo ca, assumptions, marshall: Hi Marshall, I don t think your assumptions are correct. I can provide you with a draw that minimizes the number of repeats, though, while partnering most players. I might be able to partner each player once. I won t know until I analyze it. There would...

Golf: practice routine, practice routine, member www
practice routine, member www, sophmore: Hello Michael: I sure do. Send me your personal email address and I ll get them right over to you. Let me know your current status on the team (I am assuming you play on the team), your current scoring average, how much time you practice on your game...

Golf: Rabbit scrapes, rabbit droppings, canada geese
rabbit droppings, canada geese, penalty stroke: Hi David, I m not familiar with the term rabbit scrapes. Do you mean rabbit droppings? or burrows? Animal droppings, or bird droppings, large or small, from such creatures like Canada Geese, or coyotes, are all loose impediments. That means that because...

Golf: Working the golf ball, handicap golfer, swing path
handicap golfer, swing path, mcgolf: Don, Golf Ball manufacturers do create golf balls for increased spin or even lower spin via changing the core and cover of the ball to receive the desired affects including dimple patterns. However side spin is generated by the golfer via swing path and...

Golf: wider sole golf clubs, ping irons, result line
ping irons, result line, pga instructor: Id I will almost bet my life that you are incorrectly using your hands through impact. Because of the bigger sole (like the G15 Ping irons), in order to hit them solid, you must have the leading edge strike the turf, not the sole or back edge of the club....

Golf: Ball movement before shot, back swing, address position
back swing, address position, hey jim: jac, sorry for the delay,I was answering this question when the power went out, Just got it back last night. Unfortunately when you take the address position it normally means you grounded the club when this occurs whatever happens to the ball becomes...

Golf: Out of bounds ruling, playing partners, match play
playing partners, match play, divot: Hi Jim, No, he does not. It would be your playing partners that agree that the ball is in bounds. The only one that could over rule is a rules official, not a competitor from a different group. Plus, whether a ball is in bound or out of bounds is not...

Golf: Which clubs/type of clubs should i buy?, blade type, golden ram
blade type, golden ram, mcgolf: Dan, Right now will be a perfect time for a computerized fitting. You will know ALL the parameters you need for the best golf. This is what you need. You will then know if a players cavity or blade is appropriate. Find a certified fitter not a part time...

Golf: Drop from lateral water hazard into sand?
Hi there... sorry I thought I had answered this, but no you are not allowed to make any drop in another hazard. Rough is ok, fairway or green is ok, but not bunkers or water hazards or any area inside the red or yellow lines. If you have any followups...

Golf: Fade, Golf, Pro Golf
Golf, Pro Golf, PGA: HI Juanne; Well...this is caused by any number of factors. I would ask a question of how far is the ball drifting on your fade i.e., is it a 3 yard fade or a 30 yard fade. Your statement of fade lacks any descriptive details needed for a proper analysis....

Golf: Golf Rules, question michael, course thanks
question michael, course thanks, golf rules: Carolynn, Here is the procedure to follow. Embedded Ball A ball embedded in its own pitch-mark in the ground in any closely mown area through the green may be lifted, cleaned and dropped, without penalty, as near as possible to the spot where it lay...

Golf: golf with friends, golf, rule
golf, rule, clean: Hi, Under the Rules of Golf, one cannot clean a ball unless it is on the putting green. Anywhere else, the ball must be played as it lies. There are cases where conditions are such (if there has been a lot of rain) that the Rules Committee provides...

Golf: Hitting wrong Ball - Medal/Stroke Play, fairways and greens, stroke penalty
fairways and greens, stroke penalty, golf rule: Hello Ang: He is penalized 2 shots for hitting the wrong ball and his score is 5. Any strokes made with the wrong ball do not count. If he fails to correct his mistake before playing from the next teeing ground or if it s his last hole and before leaving...

Golf: Long putting, golf, putting
golf, putting, golf putting: Hi Chris, I usually write about golf putting and perhaps I can provide some help. Feeling is the basic tool for long putts. Yes, you have to feel the peculiar conditions of that green, that day, at the right time you are putting. Good technique is worthless...

Golf: lost ball in a lateral hazard (red stakes), bushy area, sinario
bushy area, sinario, lost ball: Hi Vance, They would be looking for the ball if it could not be clearly determined that it went into the hazard. The group needs to agree that it went into the hazard. Especially on the tour, each player is playing the rest of the field of players. One...

Golf: Match Play - Control of Opponent's Ball, usga position, google search
usga position, google search, google: Hi Paul, Yes, I believe the rule changed some time ago. Used to be your could request your opponent (in Match Play) to mark and leave his ball so that your ball could be stopped by it or deflect off of it into the hole. I think the reasoning was that...

Golf: Practice swing, practice swing, practice swings
practice swing, practice swings, downswing: Bruce: Absolutely, in fact, you should make some swings holding onto the club as lightly as you can. Not loose, just light. It s amazing what you d feel. You ll feel your arms swing more that is for sure. It does not take any strength to actually swing...

Golf: rules of golf, relief thanks, immovable object
relief thanks, immovable object, rules of golf: Hello peter setthaboupha: You have a free drop if a fence is immovable object. In rule 24-2(i), it says that the player can lift the ball and drop it without penalty within one club-length of and not nearer the hole than the nearest point of relief. ...

Golf: Swing analysis, pga member, swing analysis
pga member, swing analysis, clubhead: Jeff: Strengthening the left hand grip is not just merely turning it more to the right. It has to be held in your hand correctly first. The shaft should rest along the base of the fingers, not in the fingers or up in the palm. The club sits right across...

Golf: Swings again, good golf swing, forward swing
good golf swing, forward swing, butt end: Hi Jeff: Thanks for the video. Looks better, but still inside on the takeaway. Make sure to fix your grip. I DID NOT say to put it in your fingers. I said to put it along the base of the fingers. If you put it in your fingers, the tendency is to have...

Golf: score card, rules, incorrect
rules, incorrect, addition: Hi Dawn, The Rules Committee of the competition is responsible for the application of the handicap and the addition of the score cards on the card. (Rule 33-5) The player is only responsible for making sure the correct handicap is recorded on the card and...

Golf: Taking a shallower divot, ball flight, iron shots
ball flight, iron shots, question michael: Don, Here is what I suggest you try to minimize the depth of your divots. Try moving the ball up in your stance. This should shallow out your divot and it will keep the nice high ball flight that you enjoy. This may take a while to adjust to, but it will...

Golf: Taking a shallower divot, ball flight, divot
ball flight, divot, iron shots: Hello Don and thanks for the question, First of all i am assuming that your divot starts in front of the ball. I will say that that there is no correlation from where you take your divot and the relationship of the ball flight. These are independant of...

Golf: Trying to stay in the golf industry, golf pioneers, female gm
golf pioneers, female gm, jack nance: Denise, It sounds like you re very ambitious and energetic. Even with the economy the way it is, I would be very optimistic if I were you. Visit all of the courses in your area and ask if there is anything open at that facility. Your resume has to be outstanding...

Golf: putting, rules of golf, common sense
rules of golf, common sense, slope: Doug, Great question. This particular situation is not covered under the Rules of Golf. One must use equity or common sense in dealing with situations not covered by the Rules of Golf. In this case I would think that you would drop the ball on the green...

Golf: 59 score, 59, http://overthetopgolf.com
59, http://overthetopgolf.com : There are many schools of thought when it comes to records of any kind. Regarding the 59s that have been recognized, golf s governing bodies tend to treat them as equals. What should be isn t always what be. Please feel free to read my blog at http://overthetopgolf.blogspot.com...

Golf: Becoming a Professional Golfer, Robb Nunn, PGA Professional
Robb Nunn, PGA Professional, Touring Professional: HI Justin; Admirable goal, I am excited for you. First, please respond to this with a PRIVATE note through my website. This would be better discussed from a private setting. I would love to discuss this more with you and to answer here would take way...

Golf: Becoming a professional tour player, professional tour, waste of my time
professional tour, waste of my time, stroke play: Justin, I think your determination is admirable. I also think that anything is possible. The first suggestion is to get a PGA pro as your instructor. Allow him/her to evaluate your game. You and he/she will set goals for you for the next 6 months, a year...

Golf: How to become a PGA Professional?, head golf professional, playing ability test
head golf professional, playing ability test, internship requirements: Ryan, Good question. There are two pathways that lead to PGA membership — the PGA PGM Apprentice Program and the PGA Golf Management University Program. While the apprentice and university programs differ in significant ways, both pathways require...

Golf: putting- body alignment, target line, body alignment
target line, body alignment, belly putter: Hi Connor; Why not? But then again you have to look at other putting styles. Let me give some examples. What about the person who putts side saddle? In reality only one of their arms will be parallel without them contorting their body into a position...

Golf: club knockout doubles ruling, one of the guys, knockout
one of the guys, knockout, committee members: John, I think your response is natural however the rules seem to be in place to cover the situation you described. If it were me, I d continue to play in the competition. It shouldn t matter who you play. Play hard and move up to the next round. Thank...

Golf: practice regime for competitive golf, weekdays, saturdays
Golf: practice regime for competitive golf, weekdays, saturdays, holes

Golf: Golf swing, belt buckle, clubmaker
belt buckle, clubmaker, golf swing: Connor, I am more of the equipment person here. I know what I would say from an equipment standpoint. There is a drill I use here with my folks to get the club turned over so to speak. One hand drill. For a rightie: put the right hand on the...

Golf: Grips, custom clubs, softness
custom clubs, softness, firmness: Hello Jaye: Thanks for asking this question. First, you need to consider what size would be best for you. Smaller size (thin) tends to be good for a slicer player. On the flip side, bigger (thicker) one would be a good choice for hook player. Of course,...

Golf: Grips, golf club grips
golf club grips: If you want to get the best grip on your grip (no pun intended) I recommend half-cords but ONLY if you have tough hands. If you have softer skin I d say to go with Tour Wraps or something similar. Remember, you get what you pay for. Please feel free...

Golf: Grips, custom clubs, choices
custom clubs, choices: Jaye: Obviously, get custom fit. They will do that for you to make sure they fit your hand perfectly. As far as grips go, get grips that are real tacky so your hands don t slip. Grips that are new are always tacky, but check with them, because they can...

Golf: Grips, Robb Nunn, PGA Professional
Robb Nunn, PGA Professional, Golf: HI Jaye; Yes I do. You are correct, there are many grips and grip companies available. I primarily use only three types of grips that are specifically and bio-mechanically designed to reduces stress upon the hands. You may reach me via my website...

Golf: hit wrong ball, Robb Nunn, PGA Professional
Robb Nunn, PGA Professional, USGA: Hi Dene; Admirable...you did the right thing to DQ self. Yes you should have gone back to tee and hit a PROVISIONAL. But it is how you proceeded and your interpretation of how to proceed that got you confused. But the good thing is that it is fixable....

Golf: Ideal driver, fairways and greens, flex shaft
fairways and greens, flex shaft, stiff shaft: Hey Lou. It sounds like you have your priorities right in that you realize your best scores will come from hitting fairways, even though shots into greens may be a bit longer than you prefer. Keep hunting for that club that delivers more distance but always...

Golf: lift clean and place (winter rules), worm, hole
worm, hole, golf: Hi Doug, With winter rules, you re able to lift, clean and place withing 6 inches (normally) of the original position, as long as the new position is no closer to the hole. The possible new positions would be in the area of a semi-circle with radius 6 inches....

Golf: practice regime for competitive golf, mental exercises, golf question
mental exercises, golf question, game practice: Thanks Brian. I will assume you will practice and / or play 5 days per week to prepare for competition. With that said, here is a simple, yet effective practice routine. M, W, F: Short Game Practice. I will send you my Short Game Practice sheets to...

Golf: rule 16-1, question michael, playing partners
question michael, playing partners, marker: Mufaro, If the player places his ball 10 cm in front of his marker and doesn t pick up his marker and then places the ball correctly there would not be a penalty. If he picks up his marker prior to placing the ball correctly, there would be a penalty and...

Golf: Course Records, rules of golf, booking system
rules of golf, booking system, betters: The term course record is not defined in the Rules of Golf. However, it is generally accepted that a record score should be recognized as the official course record only if made in an individual stroke-play competition (excluding bogey, par or Stableford...

Golf: Driving Rule, usga rules of golf, fellow competitor
usga rules of golf, fellow competitor, provisional ball: Michael, As the ball was visible by the player a provisional ball shouldn t have been played. The player cannot circumvent the rules for his advantage. When the player hit the second ball off the tee, he was playing 3. If that ball was lost he would go...

Golf: Course Records, golf vacation packages, california golf
Golf: Course Records, golf vacation packages, california golf, golfzoo

Golf: Golf Equipment, PGA, Club Fitting
PGA, Club Fitting, Robb: Hello Ian; Past recollections of these irons to me is that these are knock offs and forgeries. Could it be that you are researching in the wrong direction? Why not research the original Hogan Radials, that will give you an approximate age within about...

Golf: Golf Schedule/Practice, bunker play, golf schedule
bunker play, golf schedule, short game: Mason, It s nice that you have 3 hours to practice each week. Practice can be fun if you know how to make it fun. One of the things that I suggest is to play a round of golf on the driving range. After warming up, tee up a ball and pretend to play a round...

Golf: Handicap after a long time not playing, pga member, playing my game
pga member, playing my game, scramble format: Hi Caroline: Fun, local tournaments are usually a Scramble format, so you won t need a handicap. If the tournament you are playing in requires a handicap, just ask the Head Golf Professional at the course what to do...he can guide you. Have FUN and welcome...

Golf: handicap after a long time not playing, playing my game, tournament coordinator
playing my game, tournament coordinator, local golf: Caroline, Two rounds of golf in 18 years. Wow!! I would talk to the tournament coordinator and tell him your situation. Since it s a fun tournament, he should be lenient to you. If it were me, I would give you a 30 - 36 handicap. Hope this helps,...

Golf: Handicap after a long time not playing, states golf association, united states golf association
states golf association, united states golf association, golf handicap: Hello Caroline: Thanks for asking this question. Under the rules of the United States Golf Association, the highest golf handicap is 36.4 for a man and 40.4 for a woman. Here are detailed steps to calculate the golf handicap. 1. Take the scores from...

Golf: Head staying behind ball, playing golf, checkpoint
playing golf, checkpoint, hooks: Hey Justin: First, please go watch my video on my home page at http://eddiekilthaugolf.com. It addresses this issue. That is a way for you to see what I talk about in reference to keeping head behind the ball. If you get your body ahead of the ball but...

Golf: Professional golf, pga club professional, writing a novel
pga club professional, writing a novel, golf 5: Hi Katie; Well my first question would be this... 1. What does his local PGA Club Professional think? More times than not the answer you seek is right in your own back yard. I can tell you this, if you were local to me, the very first thing we...

Golf: Repetitions for Mastery, practice, golf
practice, golf, repetitions: The challenge in learning the golf swing, is to program the neurons of your brain to fire in the proper sequence, efficiently. This requires repetition and practice. Kinesiology scientists believe it takes: About 100 repetitions for a neuron pathway...

Golf: MARKING BALL ON GREEN, fairways and greens, opponet
fairways and greens, opponet, golf rule: Hello Albert: The answer is no, according to the rules, specifically rule 22-1., and I quote, 22-1. Ball Assisting Play Except when a ball is in motion, if a player considers that a ball might assist any other player, he may: a. Lift the ball if it...

Golf: Shoulder tilt, muscle memory, backswing
muscle memory, backswing, full swing: Bob, It sounds like a security issue. You obviously have the flexibility to turn your lead shoulder behind the ball. I suggest that you practice your backswing only. Get accustomed to turning your shoulder behind the ball and get used to that feeling. Once...

Golf: Changing my swing - 1 or 2 plane or even stack and tilt?, swing shape, keen golfer
swing shape, keen golfer, short game: Hi Dan: Good question. Certainly I cannot tell you which one is right for you, however, I would get with your golf pro and ask him which one he thinks might work best for you. If he has worked with you for some time, he should know the shape of the swing...

Golf: Driver Selection, club head speed, mcgolf
club head speed, mcgolf, driver selection: Not all golf shops do fittings. I California there is a plethora of fitters. Look up the international clubmakers guild, or AGCP first. See if there is a fitter near you. Second I would check out the green grass folk. Meaning the people working at golf courses....

Golf: Changing my swing - 1 or 2 plane or even stack and tilt?, thumb points, shoulder blade
Golf: Changing my swing - 1 or 2 plane or even stack and tilt?, thumb points, shoulder blade, stack and tilt

Golf: golf, yellow dot, blue dot
Golf: golf, yellow dot, blue dot, green dot

Golf: golf, colored dots, different lie
colored dots, different lie, lie angle: Noah, The different colored dots indicate the different lie angles. The lie angle is the angle of the shaft in relationship to the ground when the club is grounded. Black indicates standard with red, orange and brown flatter than standard. White, blue...

Golf: Pin placements, pin placements, stimp meter
pin placements, stimp meter, flat surfaces: Vernon, I know there are guidelines as to how to set pin placements. I currently do not have the USGA manual on how to set up competitions. When I would set the pins for a competition, I would use one rule and that was common sense. Make it challenging...

Golf: Ping anser putter, phoenix az, merry christmas
phoenix az, merry christmas, karsten: Phillip, Sorry for the delay, I believe the Phoenix putter is the common address of the putters. Condition is the key for the price. I suggest that you contact PING directly in the contact us section and ask them about value and restoration if needed....

Golf: Strong Left Hand Grip, left forearm, pga member
left forearm, pga member, forward swing: Hi David: Good question. A stronger grip without proper rotation will hurt your wrist. You are using your hands independently of your forearms down through impact. And with a stronger grip of the left hand, if the back of the hand does not rotate correctly,...

Golf: 60 degree wedge, turf conditions, sand conditions
turf conditions, sand conditions, swing path: The V sole and the multiple sole grinds address the bounce, Without seeing a swing, the previously mentioned wedges are the best choices as they cover a variety of concerns such as turf conditions, sand conditions, topography. swing path, divot etc. ...

Golf: Drivers, draw bias, flex shaft
draw bias, flex shaft, tip diameter: It sound as if you son has game and has been watching too much golf channel. It is also important to have the right equipment in the bag and he has the athletic ability to hit more than junior gear. As long as you are selecting a 12 degree driver to...

Golf: flat swing, back swing, supersonic speeds
back swing, supersonic speeds, true statement: Hi Tim: I believe the body should respond to the swinging motion (arms, hands and club). I also love the statement Manual de la Torre said when he mentioned you cannot force the club to move any faster than you can swing it . That is a true statement...

Golf: Golf Rules unable to escape from a bunker, side bunker, golf rules
side bunker, golf rules, soft sand: Andrew, Here is the rule. If the player deems his ball to be unplayable, he must, under penalty of one stroke: a. Play a ball as nearly as possible at the spot from which the original ball was last played (see Rule 20-5); or b. Drop a ball behind...