Golf is a fickle game that can frustrate even the best of players. What keeps people playing is those good shots and low rounds that seemingly come out of the blue. One of the main issues that amateur players have is that their long game is too inconsistent. Sometimes they hit the ball thin, other times slicing it or hooking it without any apparent pattern. Often the main culprit for this type of inconsistency is ball position. [Read more…]
When it comes to playing golf, many people find that what they practice on the range does not translate onto the course very well. Some people can look like professionals when they are hitting balls on the range, but when they get onto the course they are hooking and slicing the ball every other shot. [Read more…]
The bane of many amateur golfers is a greenside bunker shot. They require a delicate touch to keep the ball on the green. You also need to be bold enough to strike the ball and sand confidently so that the ball escapes the bunker first time of asking. [Read more…]
Rangefinders are great, they give a golfer more information about the course. Knowing the yardages between you and the flag immediately makes the game that little bit easier. It’s sure to boost your confidence with the club you’ve chosen for your next shot. However, a rangefinder can be used to help your golf game in more ways than just letting you know how far the flag is away from you. [Read more…]
One of the toughest shots in golf is playing out of a fairway bunker. Greenside bunkers are bad enough without adding additional distance onto the shot.
Bobby Jones once said, “Some people think they are concentrating when they’re merely worrying.” The quote lends itself particularly well to this topic. The key to improving your golf game is overcoming fear with a game plan that is based on cumulative experience and knowing your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing what to aim for is a critical decision impacting every shot we make. [Read more…]
If you’re new to the game of golf, you might not think much about sand bunkers, besides how to avoid them and how to get your ball out quickly if it’s trapped there. But if you’ve been an obsessive golfer for a while now (like many of us at Daily Birdie) you might have die-hard preferences about the different types of sand you’ll see in the bunkers, and which kind you like to play at your home course. [Read more…]