You’re playing a round with your buddies and trying your best to keep up with all the golf chatter that’s flying back and forth. Golf lingo is almost like another language, so when someone declares that your less than perfect swing on the fairway was a “fat shot,” you’re not really sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Fat shots are always bad news, but they’re an unfortunately common experience in the world of golf.
You may not know it, but stiffness in your shoulders and hips could be compromising your ability to swing smoothly and consistently. Workouts for golfers intended to improve your flexibility can be done in just a few minutes each day without a lot of special equipment. Here are just a few exercises that will help you perfect your swing.
What’s an Arizona vacation without a little golf at a very special course? We’ve put together a list of some of the best that Arizona has to offer, continued in this second installment of The Best Golf Courses in Arizona.
Cobra Amp Cell drivers are the colorful, fat drivers that have been getting so much attention lately. Although they’re far from traditional, these bright beauties are more than just pretty faces — they’ve been engineered to absolutely kill the ball off the tee. Find out if all the marketing hype is true in our latest club review.
Serious golf enthusiasts know the names of the heavy hitters in professional golf, from Tiger Woods to Arnold Palmer, but fewer really know the people behind the names on their favorite clubs. Scotty Cameron putters are world-famous among golfers, but did you know there’s a real person behind the hype? A lot of people think that Scotty Cameron is little more than a name made up for promotional purposes, but he’s very real.
As many golfers turn away from traditional Fairway Woods and lower irons to embrace the modern Hybrid clubs, club designers are working even harder to ensure that Fairways are more workable and forgiving than ever before. Average golfers can absolutely benefit from the flexible Fairway Wood, despite what manufacturers of Hybrid clubs may say. If you’re in the market for a club to get you from the fairway to the green, take a gander at these offerings.
You may not know it, but every time you step out onto the green, freshly cut grass of your favorite golf course, you’re participating in an ancient ritual that has, in one form or another, been part of Western Civilization since the Roman Empire. The Romans played a game called paganica with a bent stick and a stuffed leather ball that any golfer would recognize as the parent of their sport.
When you’re trying with all your might to make it to the green, it can feel like you’re on display for the whole world to see — that pressure can get further amplified when you actually get there. There’s a reason that golfers call the green “the dance floor” — poor putting on the dance floor can be just as uncomfortable as having two left feet in a ballroom.
Shots involving water hazards may be some of the most intimidating shots in golf, but the hardest are those you have to make around trees. When dealing with trees, you have basically two options: you can go over the top or you can go under the lowest branches, or for the more advanced golfers you can play shots around the tree. When it comes to trees, these are the best golf tips for beginners that we’ve got.
Arizona’s one of the best places in the United States for golf, but it’s not just because of the year-round warm weather — the scenery in Arizona is breathtaking and the abundance of land has allowed a golf course designer’s wonderland to spring up in the middle of the desert. If you’re headed to Arizona, don’t forget to pack your clubs for a few rounds at some of Arizona’s best golf courses.