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It doesn’t matter what skill level you are or think you are, there is still plenty to learn. The fact is that golf is a game that requires practice and technical skill, which keeps players of all levels interested. Before beginning your next game of golf, look at this advice for improving your skills.

Don’t use a golf cart to go from one hole to another. Walk instead. This gives you a bit of exercise where you can enjoy the sun and fresh air, improving your fitness while you have a bit of fun! Walking also prevents your muscles from getting cold, which can mess up your shots.

Learn how to hold your club correctly from the first time you play. A majority of people grip their club too tightly, hoping that this will help them hit the ball further. However, it’s best to use a firm, yet gentle grip. Grip the club like you would grip a small bird.

To have a great swing, you must develop all your body strength to put behind it. Beginning golfers often assume that the swing is all in the arms, but if you use only the strength in your arms, then your drives will literally come up short. Moving your whole body will transfer the strength and motion from your legs and torso through to your ball.

A common technique among professional golfers, though it sounds very whimsical, is the toe-wiggling exercise. You should be able to wiggle your toes easily; if you can’t do so, you’re leaning too far forward. For the best possible posture, it is important for the golfer to position himself in a way that allows for the feet to move just a little bit.

Now that you have taken the initiative to learn something new about the sport of golf, you can impress your golfing buddies (or that gorgeous pro shop attendant) with the information you’ve just picked up. Look for new ways to apply these skills to your current game, to make the game even more challenging and engaging.

Golfing Tips That The Average Person Can Try Out

Skill and practice are the hallmarks for a good golf game. Learn to swing the club properly. There’s more to golf than swinging, of course–you need to learn techniques for dealing with long putts, understand the difference between different clubs and practice avoiding sand traps, among other things. The more you learn, the better you’ll play. Read on for suggestions on ways to improve your own golf game.

You can implement this subtle research into your own style, which helps create a stance and methodology that is perfect for you. Proper stance is essential, but it does vary by individual height, size, body frame and even gender. Determining the right stance is a must for any serious player.

Each golf club in existence has it’s own “sweet spot.” When you hit your ball squarely with the sweet spot on the face of the club, your ball takes off with perfect accuracy. Instead of practicing with only one club, you should try each one to discover the best way to hit that sweet spot.

When putting the golf ball, hit the ball with the left hand in front of the ball. If you can keep your hands in this position through the putt, it increases your chances for a smooth roll every time. You will then be able to hold the position of your golf club and stop the ball from going off the front of the club.

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When you play golf, learn about keeping track of the score. The stroke total you rack up on a scorecard is the most objective overall measurement of your quality as a golf player. Each stroke is counted as one point of your score and you can keep track of how many stokes it takes to complete each hole. Getting the least amount of strokes possible is the goal!

Now that you know how you can get a better golf game, practice driving some golf balls. Put the suggestions of this article to work and see if your game has not already improved! Enjoy your game and you will always come out on top!

How Much Did Sergio Win At The Masters?

We were curious just how much cash Sergio Garcia was going to take home after winning The Master’s Golf tournament this past Sunday. We realize Sergio has been on tour for nearly 20 years, has won and competed in hundreds of tournaments over the years, and also has a number of high paying sponsors.  Basically, he doesn’t need the money, but he did earn a substantial portion for winning it all.

If you had to guess, would you say he won:
The correct answer is not provided above. Sergio actually pocketed nearly 2 million.  The payout for first place was $1,980,000.

Here are the payouts for the top 50 scorers at the 2017 Masters, from
1st: $1,980,000
2nd: $1,188,000
3rd: $748,000
4th: $528,000
5th: $440,000
6th: $396,000
7th: $368,500
8th: $341,000
9th: $319,000
10th: $297,000
11th: $275,000
12th: $253,000
13th: $231,000
14th: $209,000
15th: $198,000
16th: $187,000
17th: $176,000
18th: $165,000
19th: $154,000
20th: $143,000
21st: $132,000
22nd: $123,200
23rd: $114,400
24th: $105,600
25th: $96,800
26th: $88,000
27th: $84,700
28th: $81,400
29th: $78,100
30th: $74,800
31st: $71,500
32nd: $68,200
33rd: $64,900
34th: $62,150
35th: $59,400
36th: $56,650
37th: $53,900
38th: $51,700
39th: $49,500
40th: $47,300
41st: $45,100
42nd: $42,900
43rd: $40,700
44th: $38,500
45th: $36,300
46th: $34,100
47th: $31,900
48th: $30,140
49th: $28,600
50th: $27,720 

The number that really caught our eye was the difference between Sergio and Justin Rose. The final playoff hole was worth nearly a million dollars.  Maybe that explains all the pressure and nerves on the final 9 holes at Augusta.

Image courtesy of: Northern Trust Open

Image courtesy of: Northern Trust Open

Sergio Garcia Wins The Masters

It has taken nearly two decades, but Sergio Garcia has finally won a major golf tournament.  Sergio held off Justin Rose on Sunday, and won in the first playoff hole of the Masters.  It was an exciting finish, and the Major Sergio has been searching for since he landed on the PGA tour.

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Although Sergio was able to win his first major, it didn’t happen easily.  He needed a little help in a playoff after he missed a short putt on the final hole of regulation.  If you want to see the monkey climbing off his back, this should do it.

We Weren’t The Only Ones That Like John Rahm To Win The Masters

We posted a few days ago that the rising star, Jon Rahm could be a contender this weekend to win The Masters in Augusta. Obviously, we are not alone in that prediction, especially since the worlds #1 player, Dustin Johnson is watching from home nursing a back injury.  Here is an article posted on SBNation.

Rahm’s length makes him dangerous at Augusta

His average driving distance this year on the PGA Tour is 303 yards, which ranks him 22nd among tour players. He smashed an outrageous 426-yarder off the tee last month at the World Golf Championship’s Dell Match Play event, where he finished in another tie for third. That was his worst placement in two WGC events in March.

Rahm has been devastatingly good in 2017. He is fourth in FedEx Cup points, and he’s got four top-10s and a Farmers Insurance Open win in his seven starts. He hasn’t finished lower than 16th in any event. He’s played with the sort of consistency that should allow a now-22-year-old to stay competitive at a vexing place like Augusta.
Long drives might be especially critical this week. Rain is expected at Augusta throughout Wednesday, and it’s likely to be cool there on Thursday and Friday. This probably will not be a fast golf course, at least at first, so players running shorter tee shots up Augusta’s pristine fairways might find trouble.

If you can mash the ball, you’re less vulnerable. This will make Rahm more dangerous, along with players like world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Hudson Swafford, Hideki Matsuyama, and Rickie Fowler. Length is going to matter.


Rahm shot a two-under 70 on Friday, to go along with his 73 on Thursday.  This puts him in contention at -1 going into the weekend, and is just a few strokes off the lead at this time.  The kid can absolutely bomb it, and was the only person to birdie 13 on Friday, and he actually had an eagle putt that he left just short.  

Rahm is likely a bit disappointed after his round on Friday as he had a short 7 foot putt on 18 that just missed, which would have put him behind leaders Sergio Garcia and Charley Hoffman. If this guy is experiencing any nerves for playing at The Masters for the first time, he is obviously not showing it at this time.  This weekend should be a lot of fun to watch!

What Is The Record For Most Birdies In One Tournament At The Masters?

After Charley Hoffman’s amazing performance on Thursday with 9 birdies, questions started to arise about the most birdies in a weekend at Augusta.  9 Birdies is pretty amazing, but would you believe it wasn’t the best of all time?  How about not even second of all time?  Hoffman’s performance on Thursday placed in the the #3 spot.  Here is the list of most birdies in one complete tournament at The Masters.

Most Birdies, One Tournament
28 – Jordan Spieth, 2015
25 – Phil Mickelson, 2001
24 – Jose Maria Olazabal, 1991
24 – Tiger Woods, 2005
24 – Justin Rose, 2015
23 – Seve Ballesteros, 1980
23 – Tommy Nakajima, 1991
23 – Raymond Floyd, 1992
23 – David Duval, 2001
23 – Tiger Woods, 2001
23 – Jason Day, 2011

Charley Hoffman Takes Day 1 Lead At The Masters

In of the the best rounds ever at Augusta National on Thursday, Charley Hoffman destroyed the competition and managed to tame a very difficult day at the Masters.  Finishing the day at -7 for a round of 65, Hoffman made 9 birdies on a very windy day in Augusta Georgia, and leads by 4 strokes going into Friday morning.  This is the first time Hoffman has ever lead a major championship on any day.

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Hoffman consider his round to be very fortunate, and made some long putts on the back nine to keep his momentum going.  He stated “(It was) a little bit lucky. Fortunate I put myself in spots to be able to make putts. Doesn’t mean you’re going to make them out here. I was able to make some longer putts, which you’re just trying to die it up there close to the hole, and they were able to go in.”

Hoffman, with his short and compact swing, took some advice from his caddie on the range and early on in the round. Once he felt he was square to the target, he took aim at the flags and kept knocking them down.  In the amazing round of 65, it is worth mentioning Hoffman drained 9 birdies, had two bogeys, and most notably, a long Par saving putt on 13.

What Is The Record For Birdies At Augusta?

There have been some amazing rounds at Augusta over the years, but making 9 birdies in one round definitely raised some questions about who has made the most birdies in any round at The Masters.  Hoffman’s round on Thursday places him in third place all time for most birdies in one round.  Anthony Kim has 11 birdies in his second round of 2009, and Nick Price had 10 Birdies in his third round of 1986.

A Hole In One On A Par 5 Is Called A?

While reading an article recently on the longest drive ever recorded in history, a conversation started about the term or phrase used for a hole in one on a Par 5.   Would it be a double albatross?  What about a triple eagle?  Not surprisingly, this amazing feat does have a name, and it is called a Condor.

At the Golfer’s Newsletter, we try and find ways for you to lower your scores, and the easiest way to do it would be to knock a few of these in per round.  Now, we begin our search with finding out if it has ever been done before in a PGA event.

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Can This Rookie Win At Augusta?

As the golf season truly kicks off this week with The Masters, our first major of the year has plenty of story lines.  Can Phil claim his 4th Green jacket? Will Dustin Johnson continue his fine play and capture the title?  Is Jordan Sieith going to make a 6 on Sunday afternoon on 12 and eliminate himself from contention? Can the rookie Jon Rahm, at just the age of 22, win at Augusta which favor long hitters?

The article below by Todd Schneider breaks down a few stats that may make Rahm one of the favorites for you to pick in your office pool this weekend.

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Excerpt from This is How You Master The Masters

How to gain (and lose) strokes

Before we can isolate the quality of a player’s long game, we need a framework for evaluating every single shot he takes. That’s where “strokes gained” comes in: Developed by Mark Broadie, a business professor at Columbia University,1 the statistic uses data from ShotLink — a laser-tracking system that records the location of the ball on every shot — to estimate how many strokes a typical player would need to get the ball into the hole from any given spot on the course. In turn, those numbers can be used to evaluate every player on the PGA Tour, by comparing his performance on each incremental shot in a round to the average.

Here’s an example: Let’s say a player tees off on a hole where the average is 4.2 strokes to hole out. He hits a great drive down the middle, his ball coming to rest in a spot on the fairway from which the average player would take an additional 2.8 strokes to hole out. In other words, that one shot essentially did the work of 1.4 shots by an average player — his drive “gained” him 0.4 strokes on the field.2 Add up these marginal gains and losses, and you get a sense of not only who the best players are, but also why they’re so great — where on the course they gain their edge over the field.

The PGA Tour breaks “strokes gained” down into four categories: off the tee, approaching the green, around the green and putting. There are also two aggregate categories: total strokes gained, which is the sum of all categories, and strokes gained: tee-to-green, which is the sum of the non-putting categories. Each stroke a player gains is important, but the driving and approach categories — the ones Rahm excels in — are where great players separate themselves the most from their peers.

“Drive for show, putt for dough” is a myth



The ProZone: Golf Training Device

Almost everyone who golfs has a goal to get better each year, and most of these golfers are willing to put in the time necessary to reach their goals. The problem is that it takes more than just a little bit of time and effort to reach your full potential in golf. Golf lessons are expensive, and to become the best player you can be, you must put in a significant amount of time into improving your game. With work, your kids’ soccer games, and other things in life, it may seem like you will never be able to practice your game.

Reviewing Golf Tips and Tricks

If you are short on time, then like a lot of other golfers, you have probably begun reading golf tips and tricks during the moments of spare time that you have. The big bonus of these golf tips is that you can find them online, so they are free. These tips for improving your swing are helpful in some ways, but at the end of the day, they are not going to help you feel the motion that you need to feel. What you need is a golf training program that you can do in your own time, and that helps you feel the motion to figure out how to swing your club. What you need is the ProZone.

Why the ProZone?

The ProZone is a golf training program that is designed to help you feel what it is like to make proper contact with the golf ball. Unlike those tips and tricks that you read about, the ProZone will help you feel the motion and the impact. It is also designed to interact with you and teach you.

Who should use the ProZone?

The ProZone golf training device is the perfect solution for golfers of any age or gender. It will help anyone from a beginner’s level to a professional’s level to be able to hit the ball better for a longer drive. The ProZone will aid you in hitting the ball harder and straighter in a consistent manner.

Don’t believe us?

It is difficult to believe that a product is legitimate when it first hits the market. The good news is that you can see The ProZone in action by watching videos online. Whether you want to see some product review videos, some examples of how the ProZone works, or a little bit of both, there is plenty of watchable material out there!

Where should I get The ProZone?

Right now, the only place where you can buy The ProZone is online. Eventually, The ProZone may make its way into sporting goods stores, but for now, it is just online. The original ProZone typically goes for about $120. The ProZone 2.0 goes for between $150 and $300. This is a decent amount of money, but compared to the cost of golf lessons or even a club membership, it really is not that high of a price.