Saturday, February 03, 2007

How To Choose A Golf Bag

Whether you are a beginner or a pro when it comes to playing golf, every golf enthusiast knows that next to the clubs the kind of golf bag you will be using is also important. You might be asking how a golf bag could affect your game directly. It doesn't. But it has some indirect impact with regards to the overall game the player will be playing. Factors like fatigue and comfort are also important.

There are four types of golf bags. We have the carry bags which are appropriate if you plan to do a lot of walking for the entire game. These are usually made of plastic, nylon or other light materials.

Then there are the stand golf bags that are equipped with retractable legs which enables the bag to stand at a certain angle. The great thing with these stand golf bags is that you don't have to be leaning down to get your clubs. Take note that with the carry bags you have to drop it to the ground when you need to make your swing. Then you have to fumble for the club you will be using. With the stand golf bag, your can have easy access to your clubs and they are kept clean and dry especially in muddy areas.

You also have cart golf bags which are designed to be used on the golf cart so wouldn't need to carry them. These are large and bulky and can carry a full set of 14 clubs. They are designed with individual compartments so as to avoid the clubs from moving against each other which can cause damage.

The last kind is the golf travel bag which is used when golf clubs are brought while traveling especially by plane. They offer the needed protection for your clubs.

When you choose a golf club, you need to consider your needs. With cart golf bags you can conserve most of your energy for the game since you won't need to be carrying it. But despite this you still need to check if you could at least carry the cart bag when loaded for you will be carrying it from your car to the golf cart and vice versa. If you have cabbie when you play you can opt for either the carry bag or stand bag. If you will be carrying it yourself check if it is comfortable to carry. But nowadays there are a lot of very light weight carry golf bags.

The golf bag has truly evolved through the years with you being able to customize it to suit your style. They even come with accessories like umbrella, rainwear and golf gloves. For women, you can even have matching handbags with it. Whatever be the golf bag that you will be selecting, just make sure that it meets your needs and budget.

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Important Golf Factors…Posture & Stance

The stance can be said to be the most important part of the golf game. Even if you think you’ve mastered the technique, or are just starting out, certain basic tips can ensure a good shot every time.

Posture is key for the starting position. A straighter back will give a better angle for your shot; being hunched over not only creates a poor appearance, but will directly effect how the ball is hit. With a straight back, keep your feet together, with the club out in front.

With your back still straight, lean forward slightly, angling your body so as your top half above the hip is forward, with your legs still remaining straight.

Now the knee can be bent slightly, while keeping a comfortable balance on your feet.

You can adjust your position forward or backward to find the best positioning for your body, still staying with knees bent and your upper half slightly forward, and your feet shoulder width apart.

How the club is held depends on the length of the club. If working with a shorter iron, the ball can be closer to the feet, so the club head can end directly at the ball and at the center point between your feet. With a longer iron, the center point should still remain, with the ball further away from your feet.

Having a perfect stance will also help with any type of shot you encounter. Not only with the easy shots, but if your stance is proper, the complicated shots will be all the much easier to master.

The stance should be practiced with all types of clubs; a key part of the game is having a stance that can remain solid while using a variety of clubs. Using a long iron versus a short iron, a wood versus a putter can help you with your game. Practicing with a variety of clubs will not only improve your versatility, but will ensure a solid stance throughout the game.

The stance will ensure that not only your swing, but how the ball is hit, is solid. Even off the course, practice your stance. In your living room, hold a club and practice the steps to creating a stance that will become natural on the course.

This stance is the most important to practice; with a good stance you have the proper foundation for the perfect swing and the perfect shot.

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