The Stableford scoring system can make the game more forgiving for beginners and amateurs. We take a look at how this golf format works. There is a lot of tradition in the game of golf, and given the hundreds of years the sport has been around it should be no surprise that there is a lot of variety when it comes to the different types of formats that you can expect to … [Read more...] about The Stableford scoring system
Golf For Beginners
For the newcomer to the game, golf can seem very complicated and confusing. There are all kinds of rules and regulations, of course. Then there are all the different types of clubs and variations of each type. Not to mention the unusual terms and phrases used in the game.
That's where our guides to golf for beginners comes into play. We explain everything you need to know in simple terms, from the basics of how to play the game and what the various types of clubs are and when to use them to what a golf handicap is and how you should behave while playing golf.
It can be a little bit confusing learning the game of golf. There are seemingly endless rules and an entire bag loaded with equipment that you will need to acquire an in-depth understanding of in order to find success. To make matters worse, not only are there loads of rules to follow, but also a number of formats that you will need to learn in order to enjoy the game to its … [Read more...] about Four ball and foursome golf
Having trouble playing out of the sand? Here's our guide on how to hit bunker shots. There are few shots in the game of golf that warrant quite as much anxiety as the bunker shot. But while taking an unexpected trip to the beach during a round of golf can result in a lot of extra strokes, that certainly doesn't have to be the case. Mastering the bunker shot is simply a … [Read more...] about Playing out of the sand – how to hit bunker shots
You won't just need power to shoot low scores, you'll also need finesse and touch. Here's how to chip a golf ball properly. Golf is a game of many shots, all of which require a robust understanding in order to card low scores. Everyone loves to bust out the driver (and of course the tee ball is also important) but if you really want to lower your scores you need to hone your … [Read more...] about How to chip a golf ball properly
Straighter shots mean lower scores. Here's some tips on how to stop hooking the ball. Every single person to ever play the game of golf has their misses. It doesn't matter if you are a weekend warrior, or the single best player to ever tee the ball up. Sometimes you hit a shot that misses wildly, and often enough you hit that same miss over and over again until you do … [Read more...] about How to stop hooking the ball
Knowing how to get a GHIN number is undoubtedly useful. First though, you need to know what a GHIN number is. Golf is a game that is super saturated with rules, tradition, and strategies to learn. In other words, there is a lot to know before you can consider yourself an expert. With all that is out there to discover not every piece of pertinent information is immediately … [Read more...] about How to get a GHIN number
Knowing how to hit a fade shot consistently and reliably will add to your game's armory and help you to improve your scores. For the first few weeks, months, or possibly even years of your golf career your primary focus is just going to be making contact with the ball. Eventually, when you get to a place where your shots wind up somewhere in the air, the focus then becomes a … [Read more...] about How to hit a fade shot in golf
Have you ever wondered how to hit a draw shot in golf? Here's the answer, including some great drills you can use to master the draw. Consistency is the name of the game in golf. If you want to start raking in some lower scores, you are going to need to get a rough idea of what to expect when you step up to the tee. It is for this reason that the game's elite players work on … [Read more...] about How to hit a draw shot in golf
It's important to properly care for and maintain your equipment. This article takes a look at how to clean golf clubs and grips. The game of golf requests a lot of our time. Long hours on the range, early mornings out on the links, and endless putting sessions on the practice green spent trying to get the stroke just right. Dedication to the sport is a love affair - a labor … [Read more...] about How to clean your golf clubs and grips
With all the options out there, people have more to consider when it comes to golf equipment than ever before. Brand, size, shape, adjustability, forgiveness. There are lots of options out there, and endless things to think about but one component that is often overlooked is a golf club's lie angle. The lie angle is a big factor in determining how your shots travel, and … [Read more...] about The importance of a golf club’s lie angle