• Golf Tips

    This Year’s Biggest Golfing Events

    As with many of the other bigger sporting events in the world, last year was certainly a tough time for fans as the opportunity to attend events had become less possible and even impossible for many, and instead had a reliance on different viewing options and a huge uptick in betting options as a list here of the biggest online services continued to grow – the good news is that the spring has arrived once more, and for golfing fans that means the start of the calendar for the big tournaments. This past weekend saw the Masters at Augusta once more, and it came with quite the showing as Hideki Matsuyama not only put on an incredible performance to win, but also became the first Asian born winner to take the green jacket too. With other notable names like Spieth and Rahm putting up a strong performance too, the rest of the year is looking very exciting, but how are the other big events of the year shaping up?

    Golfing-Events

    PGA Championship – Taking place between May 20th and 23rd, the PGA Championship is the next big event that follows the Masters with a prize pool over $11 million. The course rotates between the biggest  in the US too with this year’s event taking place at the Ocean Course in South Carolina and is certainly an important game in the calendar. It has already been announced that there will be limited in-person attendance, so for fans hoping to watch something live, they may have to wait a little longer.

    U.S Open – Following the PGA is the U.S Open, and much in the same way as the previous the course often rotates, and usually amongst the most difficult courses – this year the Open returns to the 2008 course at Torrey Pines with the more difficult of the two at the South Course. The difference here is that there currently is no information on whether or not there will be any limited attendance at the course, and whilst it is expected it’s the likely outcome given current events, with the Open not taking place until late June there’s certainly the possibility fans will be back once more.

    British Open – Another of the big classics this year at the Royal St. George’s Golf Course, and taking place toward the back end of July which could certainly be good news for fans – with the UK aiming to have completed its vaccination events by July or August, it could be a great opportunity for fans to get back out onto the courses with the pros. Whilst there are a few events to round out the year the British Open typically rounds out the biggest tournaments for the end of the year, and if it can close out the big tournaments with fans in attendance, that’s certainly much more exciting for 2021 golf.

  • Golf Holiday

    Golf Destinations in the UK

    There are many great places that you can stay in the UK, but if you enjoy playing golf, then you may lie to stay at one of the golfing destinations available. Many people might actually think of Scotland when they consider where to go for a golfing destination and although there are some great places there, there are actually many different options that you can choose from all across the UK.

    In Scotland you will firstly think of St Andrews, which is a destination that all golfers would probably dream of playing at. However, you could also consider visiting Troon, Muirfield and Turnberry which also all have great facilities.

  • Golf Tips

    3 Steps to Preparing up your Putt

    Some say that they find putting the most boring part of their game and would rather concentrate on their long game. Those people are usually finding their putting hard and will generally struggle when it comes to mastering the greens. If you wish to complete your overall game then you need to spend hours and hours on the putting greens mastering how to control your putting. Here’s a three step routine to making sure you get the most of your putts and do not rush.

    Leave your putter, walk around

    You are not rushed into putting a golf ball so immediately when you reach the green, start to walk around the green and look at the areas that will be affecting your putt. Look at the grass length, the angles of the green and also other factors like where the slower areas of the green might be (due to water). Then you can look at getting the putter out of the bag.

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    3 tips for managing your golf in the rain

    It rains, that’s life. You have to play golf in the rain (unless you are constantly in the sun), although you may not like it. If you are a serious golfer you will know that to improve your golf and survive in bad weather conditions, you need to experience what it will be like to play in the extremes of temperatures and also rain. You may opt not to start your round in the rain but you will almost certainly come across a time when you will need to be prepared. This is what my 3 tips are to managing bad weather.

    Extra golf glove

    Unless you’re a magician, you can guarantee that your golf grips and golf glove with get wet. A step to do is keep 3 golf gloves in protective sleeves within your golf bag. If you loose grip with a golf club during your round due to rain, it can cost you shots. As if it is not hard enough to play in the rain already, you will just add to your worries.

  • Golf Accessories

    5 Essential Accessories that should be in your Golf Bag

    Ball alignment device and pen

    To often in golf do I come across playing partners that are not able to identify their ball because they have not marked it. Did you know that you will incur a penalty if you can’t successfully identify your ball? It’s common courtesy to show your ball to playing partners and alert them to what ball you are playing. Ball alignment devices are essential with your pen to mark a line on your ball. Putting becomes a whole lot easier if there is a line on your ball.

    Towel and also another towel

    At times, golf can become a very messy game. During the heights of summer, a towel is one of the most important components of a golf bag. Hot weather or rain will ruin your game so having a towel to wipe yourself, your clubs and your ball is essential to making sure you are able to hold on to your driver when you swing it, being able to see your golf ball and also wiping the sweat from your forehead.