An Interesting Golf Article Worth Reading

Most golfers are really confused about how stats, handicap index, and scores are related. The obvious answer is that the lower your handicap index, the better your stats and scores should be. Basically, I guess that is true. I recently read an article at MyGofSpy called: Study: How Your Handicap Affects Your Score. I found it very interesting because it filled in a few knowledge gaps and misconceptions about the interrelationship between stats and scores. If you have not read it, I encourage you do to so.

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Stop Helping Your Chip, It Is Hurting Your Score

Chipping is a fundamental skill that all golfers must master. It is one what requires patience, imagination and confidence in order to develop the chipping stroke needed to lower your golf score. All to often, amateurs, like myself, forget to trust in our technique and try to help our chip get just a bit closer to the hole. Unfortunately, the only thing that happens is we stub or blade our chip resulting in grind to make par or bogey. Helping any golf shot usually results in poor execution, but when chipping it seems to create worse results.

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Playing Fun Golf With Success

Yesterday I hit the links with the intent of playing different formats through different holes. It was not to work on anything new, but to shake up my game and have some fun. So, I played best ball (with two balls) for the first four holes and a scramble for the last five. It was all about having fun until I started playing well, then my competitive nature kicked in. It all started on the first hole!

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Does The Wind Actually Affect Your Golf Ball

On Thursday and Saturday past, I played at my home course of Mattawa Golf and Ski Resort. At the start of the round, the wind was playing very hard and all the players in my group knew we would be adjusting our distances to account for the howling breeze. The challenge many amateurs have is understanding how much adjustment is needed to combat any breeze. For this article, I am going to offer some suggestions on how to change your club select to still hit the distances you want.

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My Simple Pre-shot Routine Explained

If you do not have a pre-shot routine, I highly recommend that you adopt one. This process is unique to each golfer and the value to have a constant routine is immeasurable. It the foundation of my game where I shoot low golf scores. It helps eliminate inconsistencies born from executing our golf swing slightly different each time. For me, my pre-shot routine starts the moment I reach my ball either on the tee or the general area. My pre-shot routine is simple, duplicatable and proven to produce positive results and I am going to share the fundamentals of this process.

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