Posts Tagged ‘arsenal’

How to Hit a 15 Yard Pitch Shot with a 60 Degree Wedge!

Friday, June 6th, 2008

How to Hit a 15 Yard Pitch Shot with a 60 Degree Wedge!

Here’s a 15 yard pitch shot that you will get to use very often to save strokes around the green. For this shot, you will want to use a 60 degree lob wedge with no bounce. (Yes, try to get a lob wedge with no bounce)

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UTour – Be a Progolfer in a virtual world

Friday, September 21st, 2007

UTour

Wow, it’s amazing how golf is evolving especially there’s ways to turn pro virtually! Maybe I will try this route since I haven’t made to the PGA Tour yet…

SkillGround is a site where you can play original video games for cash money and prizes, and they’ve just added another game to their arsenal. UTour Golf is a realistic online golf game that will allow players to play in golf tournaments or head to head for cash winnings – or just for fun, but what’s the point of that? Knowing the ferocious competitive streak in my golfer friends, this is going to cost them a lot of money. Players will be able to chat, track stats, and join games based on their skills, from Rookie to Legend.

“UTour Golf will change the landscape of online gaming by bringing a pro golf simulation with cash play to the mass market. The game looks and feels like the real thing, and is designed to be intuitive for players of all skill levels – everyone can play and anyone can win,” said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Media Inc.

via kotaku

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…