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These drivers will Improve your Distance Game Substantially!
Drivers continue to be the most discussed, most macho piece of golf equipment amongst golfers and club designers.

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This area is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro's, and game improvement techniques.

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Balls that will help your game and cost less than $20 per dozen!

     Including a Primer on choosing the right ball for your Game.

By: Dr. Barry Lotz

A simple fact: One golf ball looks much like another. Yet, if you believe some of the hyped-up marketing by golf ball manufacturers, there are dozens to choose from, each with different flight characteristics, each promising to be the magic ball with a magic fix for your game. The five balls shown within this article constitute the very best available in today’s market and are highly recommended.

Regardless off your skill level, you’ll never know which ball really works best for you unless you experiment. Ball companies are forever offering specials to get you to try their new products. Take full advantage of these offers. When you do test, check carry, ball flight and distances with your driver, fairway woods and irons. Pay special attention to those balls that best work for “scoring” shots- those from 100 yards in with a lot of spin, bump-and-run shots and pitches.

Golf balls are divided into two basic types: the distance ball, which feels hard off the clubface and produces relatively little backspin, and the performance ball, which has a softer skin and offers more spin.

However, due to well-funded R&D departments and technological advancements, a new category of ball has surfaced – the so-called compromise ball, which aims to combine distance with a degree of feel. The difference in feel and performance are significant and the lesson of this is clear – whichever ball you choose, you need to think about its key characteristics every time you step up to play a shot. By combining compression and spin, manufacturers have done an amazing job creating balls that are soft and long. They can even make a ball spin when hit at one swing speed and not at another. Take advantage of it.

Golfers often choose golf balls without really understanding what the balls can or can’t do for their games. It’s prudent, for example, to find a ball that works well on the course you play most often. If that course is fast and hard with countertop greens, go for lots of spin. If it’s soggy and long, with greens that hold like Velcro, go for distance and feel. If you must work the ball, spin has to be a priority.

Of utmost consideration in the purchasing of the “Balls used by Pros as seen on TV”, remember that unless you have the ability to generate ball speeds in excess of 155 m.p.h., the ball is of no benefit to you and status can be very expensive.

The balls that will most benefit the average player minimize spin off the tee and maximize spin around the green. Two-piece solid and multi-layer balls reduce backspin and the sidespin that results in slices and hooks. They also boost velocity for greater hang time. The softer covers on these balls also allow you to generate more backspin on your iron shots.


Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America, the California Golf Writers Association, and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his current book, “How to Build Business Relationships Through Golf” is in the Top Ten Golf Business Book’s best seller list.

He can be reached at www.pgtaa.com or drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

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Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

PING

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Last year PING had the best-selling driver in the G30 model. This year, their new PING G has attracted a new set of devotees to the PING clan.
What the G driver offers is what every golfer desires – faster club head and ball speed. Using proprietary Turbulator Technology, VorTec and face/crown transition to combine for more efficient air flow, there is definitely a noticeable difference over the G30 version – all good.
The T9S Titanium face is thinner and hotter for maximum distance and deflection. The club’s adjustability with its 5-lobe hosel sleeve, allows ±1 degree of loft adjustment.
Another improvement is the DragonFly Technology –

$429.99 www.pinggolf.com

 

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

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If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

www.rovos.com

Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA

 

Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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This area of golfindustryonline.com is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

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