Sabtu, 09 Mei 2015

Getting Started In Golf

Getting started in golf? Here is some of what you need to know. So, we're going to start by pointing out to you the correct golf grip.  A good golf grip allows the club face to stay square through impact.  There are a few different grip options.

First is overlapping.  To start with the overlapping grip, we lay the grip in our top hand, lay it into your fingers and rest it up against your palm.  Then you take your bottom hand; place the pinky finger in between the index and middle finger of the top grip.

The other grip is interlocking, where the pinky finger actually interlocks in between the index and middle finger.

The two grips do the same job of keeping the club face square. It's a matter of preference.

The first common problem we see is a player that only uses his arms.  Two of the problems with that is that the player will be losing a lot of their power.  And also will not be consistently hitting the ball.

The second common thing we see in a swing is too many moving parts.  Players will lift their foot up too much, over rotate, move their arms around too much.  This is going to cause the person to really have a tough time finding the center of the club face consistently during their golf round.

To start with a good foundation for a golf swing, we start with our base.  We're going to have our feet shoulder width apart, and a slight bend in the knee.  Then we will take the club back without arms, using our shoulders to turn at the top.  Then on our downswing, we'll fire our hips, which cause our arms to follow, and with a nice follow through, that'll be a good start to your golf swing.

The next thing we're going to talk about is ball position.  Ball position allows us to make consistent contact with the ball when we're playing. The general rule of thumb in ball position is the shorter the club, the farther back in the stance you put it.

First club I'll start with is a driver.  Ball position on a driver is just off your front foot.  And the reason for that is the golf club is the longest club our bag and we need to allow enough time for the driver head to get back to square so we're making that consistent contact we're talking about.

We'll talk about the sand wedge next, which is our smallest club in the bag.  That club's going to be all the way in the middle of our stance.  By doing this, it allows us to keep the club face square and make the most consistent contact with the ball. Now you know the basics of golfing.  I hope you have fun using these tips to practice at your local golf course.

Selasa, 20 Januari 2015

Playing Golf

This article is to introduce you to the new Titleist 910 series drivers--the D3 and the D2. There are differences in these clubs that many golfers will want to be aware of.  The D2 is going to be a little bit larger at 460 cc's. The D3 is going to be a little bit smaller at 445 cc's. Also, the play-ability factor is another important consideration. The D2 being a little bit larger is going to have a mid- to maybe even a little bit high-launch, and D3 is going to be a mid- to maybe slightly lower-launch.

So for the player with a little more clubhead speed, maybe the little more accomplished player, you'd want to select the D3 and the D2 probably is the maybe just slightly higher handicap player, but still both these clubs are targeted towards that low- to mid-handicap golfer.

If you take a look at them from the address standpoint, you'll see that no different from Titleist. All Titleist drivers have always been very traditional, clean-looking, pear-shaped heads.  Black paint scheme.  Just a beautiful golf club and again the before the the D2 driver's just slightly larger than the D3. Really the main feature and benefit I'd like to tell you about 910 Series of drivers is the SureFit hosel technology. And what that enables you to do is change the loft and the lie angle of the club. And what's really unique about their technology is that you can actually change these independent of one another. So you can change the loft - give you more loft to hit it a little bit higher, or less loft, a little bit lower - without affecting the lie angle.

Also, if you just want to change the lie angle, what that's going to do for you is affect your left to right ball flight without really affecting the loft that much. And I'd like to show you just how easy it is to change the 910 series of drivers.  I've got a tool here from Titleist, who also make some super good blade irons. You're just gonna loosen the bolt and it's going to get to the point where it loosens up quite a bit and once you feel that,the head will actually just slide right off,just that easy.  And if you look on the hosel here, this is actually the piece that you would adjust to effect the loft and the lie angle. In addition, I'd like to note that the the bolt that's in the bottom of the hosel here, once you've taken the head off, it will not come out.

So you don't have to worry about losing that. Once we put it back on, the thing I'd like to stress most of all is when you're using this tool and tightening the bolt, you want to make sure that it's vertical.  If you turn it and start to tighten this bolt at an angle you could possibly strip the bolt. So we're gonna start to turn it, a little bit, and eventually once you get it down and feel it starting to tighten just a little bit you're gonna want to grab on a little bit tighter,then give the good turn, and when you hear it pop,you'll then know that it's ready to go. The 910 Series drivers come with three shaft options--the Diamana shaft, the Aldila Rip shaft, and the Project X shaft - all great selections for this driver. For more information on the new 910 Series from Titleist and all your golfing needs go to