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Magic Golf Trick – HOWTO Catch A Golf Ball After You Hit It

Friday, September 14th, 2007

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Here’s a HOWTO on catching your golf ball AFTER you hit it.

1. Open the clubface so it’s pointing behind you about -10 degrees.

2. Really feel like you are sitting down.

3. Get wristy and loose with your hands.

4. Make a nice swing and catch the ball.

The key here is to hit the ‘bounce’ of the sand wedge. (Oh yes, you can use Lob wedge or Sand wedge for this shot) while making a smooth swing.

If you can do this, send me a video so I can post it on my site.

GimmeGolf

Friday, September 14th, 2007

GimmeGolf

Is this a gimme? Of course I’d say…unless it was for any money… THEN you have to hole it out no matter how short it is…

Well…this one’s definitely NOT a gimme if we are playing for more than a dollar…

what do u think?

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Are you a Welsh Golfer?

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

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How Tiger Woods Grips The Golf Club

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Wow, THIS is too much information. Tiger Woods uses an interlocking grip like Jack Nicklaus, which the right pinky fits between the left pinky and the left 4th finger.

That’s how Tiger grips his clubs but that might not be the best way for you. The interlocking grip is great for those who feel comfortable with it. I started golf with an interlocking grip but have switched to the overlapping grip after a year or so. I still feel the overlapping grip fits me better but grip really is a personal thing. It’s not something you can write 5 pages about it. It’s something you just need to feel good and confident about it when you are hitting that golf ball for $10 a hole.

My suggestion, never ever look at an ezine article for golf stuff. Whoever wrote it doesn’t know jack shi* about golf and it’s just information you don’t need.

My advice, stick to a natural grip. But then again, I do let you choose what grip you will finally end up using. That’s the greatest freedom of all for golfers.

Physics Mumbo Jumbo

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Physics Mumbo Jumbo

Here’s some good golf mumbo jumbo for those of you who are so into golf. Not that I am not, but this really takes the “grip and rip it” out of your game.
My advice? GO hit the ball first… All this you can think about after you start shooting near par…  This article must have been written by a Physics Professor who couldn’t break 90…

The interaction between the club head and the ball will determine how far the ball will go and in which direction. There is a relationship between the speed of the club head and the initial velocity of the ball. This relationship depends on the coefficient of restitution of the ball, which varies between different types of balls. When the ball is struck by the club, it is deformed and flattened by the force of impact (balls with harder cores deform less than softer balls). In general, a harder ball will travel further than a softer ball because it deforms less and will efficiently transfer more energy from club to ball. During the impact between the ball and club head, kinetic energy is transferred and stored as the ball tries to regain its original shape. This coefficient of restitution is quite similar to the restoring force we discussed in class. To obtain maximum distance in the drive, a ball must be selected that maximizes restitution for the club speed. If the chosen ball is too soft for the club speed, too much energy will be spent deforming the ball and not enough energy will be stored in the ball. Similarly, if the ball is too hard for the club speed, then the ball will not deform enough, and again, will not transfer adequate energy. This is why it is important to choose a ball that matches the club speed. Here is a graph relating initial velocity of the ball with club speed:

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Junger Woods Swing Tips – The Low-Bullet Slice Shot

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Junger Woods Swing Tips - The Low-Bullet Slice Shot

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This is probably my favorite arsenal in my bag. You’ve probably seen Tiger on the practice tee showing off this shot too.

It’s a low-bullet slice shot. It’s great for hitting around the trees. The ball will take off very fast at about 90mph and then curve quickly at the end to the right.

Here’s how to hit it:

1. Get a 2 or 3 iron.

2. Open your stance about 30 degrees to the left. (The amount you open depends on how much curve you want on the ball. This must be acquired by practice and feel.)

3. Open your clubface about 30 degrees to the right. (same as above)

4. Put the ball in the center or back of your stance. (This depends on how low you want the ball to start. But don’t put the ball too far back, otherwise you will end up hitting down on the ball and put too much backspin which will make it go up.)

5. Rhythm is everything. Swing nice and easy about 3/4 or 1/2 swing. (A knock-down shot basically…)

P.S. You don’t have to hit down on the ball. Actually you want to sweep the ball like a Driver or a 3 Wood. The reason is again that you don’t want to hit down on the ball. That will cause extra backspin which will make your ball flight rise and beats the whole purpose of trying to hit a “low-bullet” slice shot.

You can practice this shot by trying to hit at driving range poles, yard markers, etc…etc…

Funny golf Pic

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Funny golf Pic

Here’s a funny golf pic.  It’s a good thing he doesn’t need to wear spikes!

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Golfing with pants off

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

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This is really hilarious but pointless…pleasures for your boring work….

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Golf invention for dumb golfers

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Golf invention for dumb golfers

Here’s a useless invention for dumb golfers. That’s right. You wouldn’t use this unless you thought it REALLY was going to help you hit better shots.

Well, sometimes that could work, kinda like placebo pills…

o how can the Shoulder Stick help you? To work properly, the inventor states; “The bar is sufficient length and position so that in use, it is essentially horizontal across the shoulders and not visible to the golfer addressing the ball”. And that’s a good thing, because if you could see how goofy you look, you wouldn’t wear this backside broom handle. But back to the inventor; “However, one end becomes visible directly in front of the golfer at the peak of a correct back swing and the other end becomes visible in front of the golfer at the end of a proper follow through”. We’re not sure how effective it is but we do have a word of caution; make sure to remove the SS before entering the 19th hole, because Shoulder Sticks and doorways just don’t mix.

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Tiger wins his 60th PGA Tour Tournament!

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Tiger wins his 60th PGA Tour Tournament!

Wow, Junger Woods has lots of catching up to do…

“If you wanted to win this tournament, you had to make putts,” Woods said. “And I just happened to make them today.”

The 63 matched Woods’ lowest final round to win, and he finished at 22-under 262 to break by five shots the 72-hole record at Cog Hill first set by Scott Hoch in 2001 and matched by Woods two years later.

And while his 60th tour victory surprised him, the amazement wore off when he was reminded that it was only 13 months ago at the Buick Open that everyone made a fuss out of Woods winning No. 50.

Baddeley gave him a good chase until he ran out of birdies on the back nine and settled for a 66. Stricker was tied for the lead until his 3-iron clipped a tree and came up well short on the 12th, leading to a bogey no one could afford. He wound up with a 68 to finish alone in third, enough for him to move up to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings.

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