Sport in Australia » Golf http://iafc-au.org Is Australian Football Cool? Mon, 17 Feb 2014 06:31:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.1 Golf Equipment For Beginners /2014/01/07/golf-equipment-for-beginners/ /2014/01/07/golf-equipment-for-beginners/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 04:43:43 +0000 /?p=230 Golf Equipment

Golf is a game enjoyed by people of all ages. If you are interested in learning to play golf, you must purchase the necessary golf equipment to be successful. This does not necessarily mean that you must buy the most expensive golf clubs and other accessories. There are ways to get what you need to […]]]>
Golf Equipment

Golf is a game enjoyed by people of all ages. If you are interested in learning to play golf, you must purchase the necessary golf equipment to be successful. This does not necessarily mean that you must buy the most expensive golf clubs and other accessories. There are ways to get what you need to learn the game of golf, while staying on a budget.

Before purchasing your own set of clubs, go to a reputable pro shop and ask to try some different types of clubs. This will give you an idea of what you like and what you don’t. If you have friends who play golf, consider asking if you can use their clubs at a local driving range. You can also purchase a half set of golf clubs before purchasing an entire set. Half sets contain everything a beginning golfer needs to learn the game and removes the difficulty of having multiple clubs to choose from, which can be confusing for beginners.

Once you determine which type of clubs you like best, you can buy them at your local pro shop. There are also a variety of websites that sell golf clubs online, often at a fraction of the cost of a pro shop. When buying clubs, it is best to choose those that have perimeter weighted heads and graphite shafts. After you find the perfect golf clubs, you must also purchase comfortable golf shoes, gloves and appropriate golf attire. Most golf courses have dress requirements, so be sure to check before heading out to play. The last thing you need is high quality golf balls and wooden golf tees.

After you compile the proper clubs, attire and equipment you will be ready to hit the course and learn the game of golf. Practice is the key to becoming successful at this exciting game of skill.

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Dress for success on the golf course /2012/03/19/dress-for-success-on-the-golf-course/ /2012/03/19/dress-for-success-on-the-golf-course/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:07:22 +0000 /?p=59 golf clothingGolf can be as frustrating at times as it is relaxing at others. Those who love the game can be found many afternoons, evenings and weekends during the spring and summer taking advantage of lovely weather to get in a quick round with friends. As with any sport, however, it is imperative that players have the correct golf clothing when taking to the course.

On the surface, it does not seem to matter what type of clothing a golfer wears. The inexperienced player or fan may believe any type of shoes, shirts and shorts will do. That is not always the case, however. Serious golfers understand that a big part of success on the links is found in what clothing they are wearing.

Golf shoes are far different from street shoes, or the shoes worn for other sports. While they are similar to the cleats worn for track, the shoes are sturdier and made for security while the player walks around the course. There are generally very small spikes, sometimes even made of rubber, on the bottom of golf shoes that allow the player’s feet to better grip the fairways and greens both during and after swings for extra stability. Buy top of the line golf shoes online in order to make sure your feet are prepared to play, even if the rest of you is not!

When it comes to clothing, loose, breathable fabric is key. Thin polo-style shirts are preferred by most golfers who want to be able to move while still looking good on the course. Shorts should be long enough to provide coverage, yet short enough to allow the player to keep cool. Some golfers prefer loose khaki pants instead.

Wearing the correct clothing can help a golfer excel in his game as well as fit in with the crowd. Though individual efforts are rewarded, golf is an extremely social game, and the right gear can make all the difference.

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The Difference Between Advanced And Recreational Golf Balls /2012/03/15/the-difference-between-advanced-and-recreational-golf-balls/ /2012/03/15/the-difference-between-advanced-and-recreational-golf-balls/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 06:18:25 +0000 /?p=102 photo

The balls that are used to play golf have been developed over the years to be as efficient as possible and to offer players the best results regardless of the type of swing that is used. Cutting edge technology is used to form the balls and weight them so that they are perfectly symmetrical and […]]]>
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The balls that are used to play golf have been developed over the years to be as efficient as possible and to offer players the best results regardless of the type of swing that is used. Cutting edge technology is used to form the balls and weight them so that they are perfectly symmetrical and conform to the standards that are defined in the rules of the game. New techniques can even place the dimples on the balls so that they can fly as far as possible while also remaining relatively stable in the air.

Golf balls are divided into a few broad categories. The most popular type of ball that is sold is classified as a recreational ball. These are intended to be used by average players who might not have the best swing. The outside of a recreational ball is very firm and the interior of the ball is soft.

This allows the ball to store energy from even a very light swing. Recreational balls are designed to be easy and inexpensive to manufacture so that players will be able to lose several balls on the field without taking a large financial loss.

Advanced balls are the opposite of the recreational variety in almost every way. An advanced ball has a soft exterior and a harder interior. This means that a golfer who is using an advanced ball must strike it with a large amount of force in order to get the ball to fly a long distance. The soft exterior is very beneficial for low speed putting, however, since it responds better to the stroke. Unlike some of the cheap golf balls that are used recreationally, advanced balls are composed of several different layers of material and can potentially be far more expensive to produce than a recreational ball.

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