One of the greatest aspects about golf is that it instills meaningful life lessons and upholds honesty and integrity at the highest level. Golf is a game that teaches its players to respect your playing opponents and actually trust players to call penalties on themselves if they notice a violation. Are there any better values than hard work, patience, respect, and honesty to impart on today’s youth? It’s no surprise that many parents strive to get their kids involved with youth golf programs like The First Tee, that are designed to instill the game of golf and its inherent values to young people. Many golf courses also offer their own youth development programs, or golf day camps. But golf can be expensive to start playing and many youngsters just don’t think it’s very exciting, as opposed to other sports. So below are a few ideas on how to introduce your child, nephew/niece, etc. to the beautiful game of golf and seeing whether they enjoy it or not.

 

Executive/Par-3 Courses

 

One really helpful tip is to start your child out at an executive or par-3 only golf course. The shorter holes will make the game more fun for their novice skill-set and will allow them to gain more confidence as a young player. Many executive and Par-3 courses offer incredible youth golfer discounts that allow your child to play for less than $5- or $10-dollars a round.

 

Junior Golf Programs

 

As mentioned above, The First Tee is one organization designed strictly for the purposes of increasing youth involvement in the game of golf and that program is expanding into Canada. There are plenty of options for you to get your child introduced to the game. Golf courses all around Quebec offer day camps for children. In fact, Golf Quebec provides a list of every day camp available in the province. Day camps allow your child to develop their skills in a social setting, allowing them to learn the game while forming friendships. This added social dynamic helps them associate positive feelings with the game.

 

Take Them to A Golf Tournament

 

Because professional golf tours are aware that young players are the bloodline of their sport, they often make special accommodations to make it accessible to youth involvement. Many PGA Tour events actually provide free admission for children 12 years or younger, and also provide a heavily discounted ticket for teenagers. If you can, take your child to a professional golf tournament and watch them light up when they meet some of the sport’s biggest stars.

 

Play with Your Child

 

The best way to get your child interested in the game of golf is to take them with you to the course and spend quality time that will instill fun memories. Yes, it can be frustrating when you are trying to keep up with the pace of play and your child is struggling with learning the game but remember that we all once were beginners at some point too. Don’t hesitate to bring your child with you to the driving range and putting greens as well (note: younger kids really love the putting greens).

 

Get Their Friends Involved

 

Kids love to do activities that their friends can join them. If it’s possible, you should sign up your child and three or so friends for a group lesson (obviously ask the other parents first). Not only will the kids be more into it, you can likely get a group and youth discount. Plus, as they continue to grow older, they will have golf playing partners that they can play with for the rest of their lives, which is really something special.

 

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If you’re reading this, then it’s probably safe to assume that you enjoy playing golf. But do you enjoy the large price tag that generally is associated with the sport? Whether it’s expensive green fees or just having to purchase new golf balls or clubs, the costs can quickly become excessive. The cost, particularly for novice golfers trying to adopt the sport as a regular hobby, may be discouraged by the associated costs. If you’re like me, you are constantly searching for the best deals on golf equipment and tee times to your favorite courses in an effort to save more money.  That is why I have put together the following list of things you can do to successfully golf on a budget.

 

Take Advantage of Twilight Prices

 

One of the best ways to save money during golf is to play in the late afternoon under what most courses call their “twilight rounds.” The twilight rounds are heavily discounted because of the likelihood that the sun will go down before you finish the entire round, hence that you will be finishing your last few holes in “twilight.” Even if you don’t get to finish your round due to darkness, the price you save in green fees means these late afternoon tee times provide excellent value.

 

Ditch the Golf Cart

 

Many courses these days will charge you the standard green fee to play the round and then add an extra cart fee if you choose to use a cart. Well choosing to walk instead of ride can save you approximately $10-15 per round. That may not sound like a lot, but it adds up much quicker than you think. Plus, walking the course provides you the opportunity to get more exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and really see the golf course. If you’re on a budget, start by ditching the golf cart.

 

Play Nine Holes

 

Sometimes you just don’t have the time or finances to play 18-holes, but that shouldn’t prevent you from getting out there and playing.  Almost every course offers a 9-hole rate that is substantially cheaper than the rate for a full round. Moreover, there are many executive par-3 courses available that are much cheaper than some of the nicer courses in your area.  Plus the executive courses allow you to really dial in your iron shots/distance.

 

Book A Discounted Tee Time

 

As golf continues to enter the digital age, it’s no longer necessary to call around to different pro shops in order to figure out who has the best deals on green fees that day. Websites like minutegolf provide quick and easy golf reservations from a wide variety of different courses all around Quebec and eastern Ontario. This allows you to quickly scan the courses in your area and find the hottest deals on tee times and reserve them online. Find your next tee time here and start saving money today!

 

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For over 18 years, GGGolf has been the go-to software for golf clubs around the country, offering a wide range of options to respond to the different business needs of golf clubs. GGGolf is dedicated to constantly updating its software for all of its customers while making sure the golf clubs are well taken care of.

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With golf season finally upon us, it’s important to make sure that your golf bag is fully stocked with the essential items you will need to make your next round unforgettable. This post is designed to provide a quick checklist that you may reference in order to ensure that you have everything you need before hitting the links this year. So without further ado, here are the six essentials you should always have stocked in your golf bag (aside from your golf clubs).

 

Plenty of Golf Balls

 

You can’t play golf if you don’t have any golf balls right? Before your next round, make sure you have at least 8-10 golf balls in your bag to ensure that you will have enough to finish the round.  Obviously, if you are a bit erratic with your shots and tend to lose a lot of balls throughout a round, then feel free to throw a few extra sleeves in there just in case. (P.S. It’s okay to buy refurbished golf balls).

 

Two Golf Gloves

 

If you plan on playing frequently this golf season, you should seriously consider buying two golf gloves now and storing both in your bag. It might seem unnecessary to buy two golf gloves at the same time, but you won’t think that if you rip a hole in one of your gloves during the middle of the round. It’s much better to have a spare already in your bag then having to rush to buy a replacement you may not like.

 

Golf Tees

 

You would be surprised how many people forget about restocking their golf tees only to find out once they are at the course that they are out of tees. If you’re like me and tend to break your wooden tees on nearly every tee shot, think about purchasing a bag of plastic tees that will last longer. Whatever your preference, make sure you have at least a large handful of tees in your bag prior to your round.

 

Rain Jacket/Umbrella

 

Unless you live in Arizona or Southern California, it’s inevitable that you will experience some rain while on the golf course. The rain always seems to start when you are the hole farthest away from the clubhouse/shelter too, right? It’s always nice to have a rain jacket or umbrella stored somewhere in your bag for those wet and stormy rounds. Having a rain jacket and/or umbrella will make waiting out the storm much more pleasant and dry.

 

Divot Tool

 

The divot tool is one of the most forgotten devices to have with you on the golf course, but it’s critically important to helping keep the course in great shape. It’s common courtesy to fix ball marks that your ball makes on the green, so do yourself and the course a favor and keep this inexpensive tool in your bag.

 

Sunscreen

 

It’s simple. Golf is an outdoor sport and it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultra-violet rays. For that reason, you should always keep sunscreen in your bag. I recommend using a spray-on sunscreen so that you do not have to worry about your hands getting slippery while gripping the club.  

 

Now you’re all set to go have fun, score low, and stay safe out on the course!

 

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How Tiger Woods will fare at 2019 PGA Championship

What Tiger Woods accomplished at the 2019 Masters at Augusta National this year was incredible and marked a serious shift in the world of professional golf. The historic come from behind victory officially marked Tiger’s return to prominence. It proved he can still win Major golf tournaments and has since re-ignited his quest to break Jack Nicklaus’ all-time Major wins record of 18. Tiger will attempt to add to his Major total by winning the PGA Championship held at the legendary Bethpage Black golf course in New York from May 16-19.  Let’s take a quick look at some of the pros and cons Tiger is facing in his quest to win the seasons second major.

 

Pro: Tiger Has Won at Bethpage Before

 

In 2002, Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in convincing fashion. Bethpage Black is notoriously known as the hardest public golf course in America and it showed in 2002 as Tiger was the only golfer to finish the tournament with an under-par score. In his other three tournaments at Bethpage Black, Tiger has accumulated a 70.2 scoring average and has shown that the course fits his game well.

 

Con: Stiff Competition

 

One thing Tiger did not have in 2002 is the caliber of competition that he will face at the 2019 PGA Championship. The game of golf has seen a youth movement over the past decade and these kids can really play. Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, and Jon Rahm are just a few of the names that could realistically win the PGA Championship this year. Many of these young guns grew up watching Tiger play and will now attempt to slow down his lifelong Major quest.

 

Pro: Tiger Is Playing Very Well Right Now

 

Given his impressive win at The Masters, it’s quite obvious that Tiger Woods is playing some really good golf right now. Tiger’s always had some accuracy issues off the tee, so it will be imperative for him to continue to have confidence in his driver at Bethpage Black. If Tiger can continue finding the fairway with his driver like he did at Augusta, he will be in a very good position to take homeb his 16th Major title.

 

Con: Driving Accuracy Is Crucial

 

One of the signature designs of Bethpage Black that makes it so difficult are the bunkers that cross the fairways, thus creating very small landing areas for tee shots. With these bunkers, golfers have to not only be accurate, but also have to be precise with their distances. This is very difficult even for the pros and it shows in that players find the fairway bunkers at Bethpage Black at a rate 30% higher than the tour average.

 

Pro: He’s Tiger Freaking Woods

 

Honestly, this is Tiger Woods and it makes no sense to doubt him when he’s motivated, healthy, and chasing greatness. Although it’s very difficult and rare for a golfer to win back-to-back majors, it would be foolish to doubt him at this point. Whatever happens, it will be extremely fun to watch the drama play out at Bethpage Black very soon.

 

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Golf has long been considered an “older person’s” sport and there is definitely some truth to it. If you were to go to your local golf course, you would likely see a large amount of baby-boomer aged (or older) individuals enjoying their afternoon drinks and clubhouse chats. But if golf wants to continue to grow its market size and popularity, it should focus on attracting more young people to the game, and that all starts with the modernizing of the golf course experience. Below are a just a few of the many changes that golf courses should look at implementing to broaden their customer age range.

 

Create an Inexpensive Beginner Golf Package

 

Golf is an expensive sport. The cost for a beginner can be off-putting, especially if they are not confident that they will enjoy themselves. It would be helpful for courses to host inexpensive golf camps targeted directly for individuals aged 30 and below. Included in the golf camp could be four group lessons, a golf glove from the clubhouse, free use of rental clubs, a free drink at the course restaurant/bar, and one free round of golf at the end. This type of package would expose the beginner golfer to all aspects of the course: practice facilities, clubhouse, food and beverage, and the actual course itself. By providing a glimpse of all the great experiences one can have at the course, it increases the odds of a beginner returning.

 

Drinks & Music On the Range

 

One of the most successful golf advancements in the past few years has been the explosion of TopGolf. TopGolf is essentially a driving range that is outfitted with neon lights, music, and full bars. It appeals to the younger generation by offering a fun social atmosphere. Well why can’t that same concept be applied at a local golf course? Many younger people would be attracted to going to the course and hitting balls if there was enjoyable music and fresh cocktails/craft beer available within walking distance. A course can market this on social media as an alternative to the classic happy hour.

 

Relaxed Dress Code

 

There is a reason why many companies are shifting to a more casual dress code these days and it’s because the millennial and younger generations are calling for it. Golf courses need to stay with the times and allow golfers to wear shorts, t-shirts and normal shoes if they want. I get that this goes against many of the traditions of golf, but overly formal attire at work and on the golf course is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Accept it, don’t fight it.

 

Ladies

 

The common perception of golf has long been that it’s seen as not only an older person’s sport, but an old man’s sport. In order to maximize the game’s exposure and to ensure future generations will enjoy the game, more has to be done to encourage women to take up golf. From a marketing perspective, why limit yourself to half the market, right? Offering women’s only groups, wine tastings on the patio, and Instagram worthy interior design inside the women’s locker rooms are good places to start. Many younger women enjoy the concept of TopGolf as well, so it would be wise to begin making your course more appealing to younger women.

 

There are endless ways a course can appeal to the younger market these days. It’s important to remember the values and traditions that make golf great at the same time. For you experienced golfers, please also remember that we were all once beginner golfers and how intimidating it could be early on.

 

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For many golfers, stretching is the last thing on their mind when they arrive to the golf course. Golf is a leisure sport, so why would anybody need to stretch anyway, right? Well, if you want to quickly improve your game and help ensure that you can continue to play pain free later in life, it’s important to add a quick pre-round stretching routine today. Please note that all of us have unique bodies so it’s important to choose and adjust stretches to whatever feels most comfortable to you. The routine listed below is a good place to start and should take less than three minutes.

 

Step One: Get the Blood Flowing

 

Surely you have experienced the feeling of your body being “cold” or “tight” on the first tee at some point or another. This is because most golfers do not take the time to simply get their blood flowing a little bit prior to starting their round. Instead of waiting three or four holes to be “warmed up”, start your round strong by feeling awake and ready. The first step is to perform eight body-weight squats. To perform this, stand with your feet at approximately shoulder length apart and simply squat downwards until your thighs are almost parallel to the ground. This will help awaken your legs and back and will start to get the blood flowing throughout your body.

 

Step Two: Do the Twist

 

After performing the 8 body-weight squats, it’s time to continue working your way up your body’s muscle groups. The back is one of the most important body areas for golfers because a golf swing requires rotation of the spine and associated muscles. In fact, it’s common for golfers to develop back soreness after a round of golf or practice session. To help warm up the back, put your arms out in front of you with your elbows bent in slightly.  Then just rotate your body from side to side for 20-30 seconds. You can even grab a golf club and hold it out in front of you to help provide added stability.

 

Step Three: Shake It Out

 

Now moving up to your arms and shoulders, perform another 20-30 seconds shaking out each arm. The best way to do this is to swing your arms/shoulders down towards your side and then up over your head, almost like you are performing a butterfly stroke in swimming. Do this forward for a few times, then reverse it and perform it the opposite direction. Lastly, let your arms just dangle to the side and shake them lightly to help loosen them up and let out any extra tension.

 

Step Four: Wrist Bends

 

Now focusing on strictly your hands and wrists, hold one arm out straight from your body. With the other arm, grab your outstretched hand and gently bend it backwards (i.e., towards you) at the wrist for seven seconds. You should feel this stretching out your forearms. After the seven seconds, slowly release your hand and move the wrist in a circular motion to again help relieve any built-up tension. Do this for each hand/wrist.

 

Step Five: Neck Rolls

 

Last but not least, loosen up your neck by performing five slow circular rolls of your head/neck clockwise and then five counter-clockwise. At this point you should be feeling less anxious and more ready to pound your opening drive down the fairway. Have a nice round!

 

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USGA Golf Rules 2019

The United States Golf Association (USGA), which is essentially the controlling entity for the rules of golf, made quite a stir in the golf world this year when they instituted several major rule changes. These rule changes officially went into effect on January 1, 2019 and are designed to speed up the pace of play for us amateur golfers. In theory, it sounds like a great idea because we all hate having to deal with a slow pace of play that can lead to 5+ hour rounds on the weekends. But how will these rule changes affect your game? With the weather finally warming up, we’re all anxious to get back out onto the course. However, if you intend to follow the sport’s new rules, now would be a good time to get a refresher on the key rule changes implemented over the winter. Let’s take a look at the most important rule changes that you should know before your next round.

 

No Need To Remove The Flagstick While Putting

 

This is the rule change that has been the most talked about so far. It’s a substantial change in that there is no longer a penalty to putt the ball with the flagstick still in the hole. Yes, now you can just ram the ball in and let it bounce off the flagstick and (hopefully) in the hole. Some professional players have already begun taking advantage of this rule change. For example, Adam Scott has been putting lights out this year and credits a lot of his newfound putting confidence to leaving the flagstick in. The USGA believes allowing players to keep the flagstick in will, in turn, speed up the pace of play as there will no longer be delays of removing and replacing the flagstick. I personally will continue to remove the flagstick, but it’s very liberating for players to now have the choice.

 

Drop The Ball From Knee Height

 

This rule has changed several times over the course of golf history, but the USGA finally seems to have gotten the right idea now. Whenever you need to take a drop now in 2019, you may drop the ball from knee height. This lowers the required height, as it was previously dropped at approximately shoulder height. The rule is designed to prevent the likelihood of a dropped ball rolling out of the designated relief area and thus requiring another drop. Again, this is a rule change designed to increase the pace of play, but it can be done in a way that can give you better lies on relief drops.

 

Only Three Minutes To Find Lost Ball

 

One of the key things that can slow down the pace of play significantly is when a player continues to search for their lost ball for far too long. We have all played with that person who refuses to admit their ball is lost, despite searching for almost 10 minutes. The new rule reduces the amount of time to find a lost ball from five minutes to three minutes. While the rule says that if you have not found the ball within three minutes, that it’s deemed lost, hopefully your playing partners don’t actually have you on a time watch.



Fixing Damage On The Putting Greens

 

Good news, it’s no longer a penalty stroke for fixing damage on the green that is in your putting line.  If you’re like me, you have probably been doing this even prior to the official rule change because you don’t want your putt getting bounced off line by a ball mark or spike damage.  This one probably doesn’t affect most of you, but it’s another notable rule change to keep in mind as you head back out to your local course this spring!

 

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Tiger Woods wins Masters

Ever since he was a young boy, Tiger Woods has carried with him the goal of breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record of most career Major Championship victories. It wasn’t that long ago that it seemed like a forgone conclusion that Woods would easily surpass Nicklaus’ career record of 18 Major wins. In fact, Tiger won his 14th career major at the 2008 U.S. Open and he was only 32 years old at the time. Tiger was on top of the world and was surely going to steal Nicklaus’ all-time Major crown at some point… until his life came crashing down. It’s well known that Tiger had many off-course transgressions that derailed his marriage, his career, and ultimately his life. Between off-course drama and his ongoing back injuries, Tiger barely played in any Major tournaments for many years. Even when he was able to return, most fans were simply waiting for the next injury to pop up and officially end his career. Tiger’s life long dream of becoming the all-time Major record holder appeared out of reach and nearly impossible.

 

Tiger’s Improbable Masters Comeback

 

For most of his highly anticipated comeback tour in 2018, Tiger played pretty good golf, but was clearly still trying to “find” his game. He came close to relishing in Major glory again in the 2018 British Open and 2018 PGA Championship, but failed to close with the killer instinct we had all come to know and love of Tiger. That all changed when Tiger officially announced his return to the golf throne when he put together a magnificent back-nine comeback to win the 2019 Masters. The Masters is Tiger’s favorite and most memorable tournament, so it was only fitting for him to end his Major draught at Augusta National. So now that Tiger has won a Major for the first time in over a decade, the spotlight turns directly back to Tiger’s hunt of Nicklaus’ Major record. Can he get? And if so, when will he break it?

 

Predicting Tiger’s Next Major Wins

2019 British Open

 

Many experts are making Tiger the favorite to win either the U.S. Open or the PGA Championship this year, as those tournaments are being held at courses that Tiger is notorious for playing well on: Pebble Beach and Bethpage Black, respectively. However, I think Tiger adds another major this year at the British Open instead. The British Open is always extremely difficult and the winning score is generally a few under par. Those grind it out tournaments are Tiger’s for the taking and he wins his 16th major this year.

 

2021 U.S. Open

 

It’s incredibly hard to win any Major golf tournament, but it’s especially hard to repeat at The Masters. In fact, I don’t foresee Tiger winning any Majors next season. But he gets back on track at the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines golf course in San Diego, California. Tiger is a So-Cal kid and grew up playing at Torrey Pines and it is one of his favorite courses.  He won the U.S. Open in 2008, just before his career downturn, and he gets redemption by winning his 17th Major.

 

2022 PGA Championship

 

Tiger comes roaring back from multiple strokes behind on the final day to win his 18th Major to tie Jack Nicklaus’ record. It’s an incredible victory and achievement for Tiger, but he is still on the quest to become the all-time Major champion.

 

2023 Masters Tournament

 

Jack Nicklaus currently holds the record for being the oldest Masters winner when he won the tournament at age 46 in 1986.  As poetic as it may seem, Tiger finally fulfills his lifelong quest in becoming the all-time Major champion back where it all began, August National. Tiger not only wins The Masters again for the sixth time but becomes the oldest player to ever win it at age 47.  Tiger wins his 19th major, a record that will never be broken again.

 

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Not long ago, the biggest question that stumped PGA Tour executives was simply “how do we get a younger audience interested in professional golf?” Well thanks in large part to the incredible success of Tiger Woods throughout his career, golf popularity is at an all-time high. This popularity, however, has led to younger and much more rambunctious crowds along the PGA Tour stops. Now the PGA is dealing with a balancing act of making golf fun, but still maintaining the high level of integrity and class that the sport was built on. But can both co-exist? Here’s a look at what the players think of the increasingly larger and more boisterous PGA crowds.

 

Rory McIlroy Is Not A Huge Fan

 

Rory McIlroy is one of the most popular players on the tour and usually has a large crowd around him during his rounds. McIlroy generally has a great relationship with his fans, especially the many young fans that admire him. But it’s those same kids that attend these golf events to see their heroes in real life that makes McIlroy question the rowdiness of today’s crowds. Rory was recently quoted saying, “[i]f you’ve got guys that are shouting obscenities and swear words and stuff and there’s kids around, I think that isn’t cool.” It’s hard to argue with Rory on that point.

 

Justin Thomas Had A Fan Ejected

 

It’s crazy to think that you, as a fan, could be ejected from a sporting event like a golf tournament, but that’s exactly what happened for man who was heckling Justin Thomas last season. An obnoxious fan was yelling at Thomas that he hoped he would hit his tee shot in the water. After Thomas swung and the ball was heading towards the fairway, the man began calling for it to “get in the bunker.” At that point Thomas had heard enough and pointed the guy out to security and had him escorted out. I personally don’t think that was egregious enough to have a patron kicked out, but clearly Thomas has a different opinion. To each their own.

 

What About The Waste Management Open?

 

The Waste Management Open (also referred to as the Phoenix Open) is the biggest party in the golf world. Known for its infamous 16th hole, which is completely encompassed by three levels of stadium seating that holds over 40,000 people on that hole alone, it’s an experience unlike anything else ever seen in golf. For fans, it’s like a day-drinking, golf version of Coachella. For players, it’s like entering a scene in the classic golf movie Happy Gilmore. Surprisingly, most players actually like the raucous environment and embrace it. Keegan Bradley once said that “… you know you’re going to hear things during your swing and people are going to be crazy. But that’s one of the reasons this tournament is great.” Given that the Waste Management Open is the highest attended golf event in the world, topping out at over 700,000 people for the week, it’s clear the party and golf duo is a hit amongst golf fans.

 

Clearly there are differing opinions when it comes to crowd control and what should be expected of fans at PGA Tour events. The PGA Tour executives are certainly brainstorming ways that they can improve fan experience, while still maintaining the values of the sport. What side are you on? The fun side? Or the old-school side?

 

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Goodbye Jack Frost and hello Jack Nicklaus. Spring is finally here ladies and gentlemen, so it’s time to start packing up your winter jackets and pulling your golf equipment out of storage. If you’re like the majority of us, the snow and cold have prevented you from being able to hit the golf links for months now and you’re probably anxious to get back out there. Of course, after not playing all winter, your game is sure to be a little rusty. If you follow the following suggestions, however, you will be ready for the course again in no time.

 

Show Your Bag and Clubs Some Love

 

It’s probably been a while since you last touched a golf club, thus it’s likely that your bag is overdue for some sprucing up. Do a little spring cleaning by dusting off your bag and washing your clubs with a damp towel. Scrub out the grooves on the club faces with either a groove cleaner or a wooden tee. Not only will having a clean bag and clubs provide you with a little extra confidence, but in doing so, you will also have the opportunity to check your bag and see what items you will need to restock (i.e. golf balls, tees, gloves, etc.).

 

Go to The Practice Range

 

Don’t be surprised if swinging a golf club feels extremely foreign to you the first time you try it after a full winter of not playing; it’s completely normal. Golf is a game built around muscle memory, so it takes some time to re-engage those muscles and get the proper groove back in your swing. The most effective way to do this is to spend time at the practice range hitting balls until you start to feel comfortable again. Many amateur golfers skip the practice range and then wonder why they can’t break 80 or 90 out on the course. Well, practice makes perfect, so if you want to shoot lower rounds this golf season make sure you put the work in on the practice range.

 

Change Your Golf Spikes

 

Another part of the game that many people overlook is the condition of their golf spikes. Golf spikes aren’t just a fashion accessory to your golf wardrobe, they actually do provide a lot of grip and traction that allow you to complete your swing with balance. Our feet and legs give us the solid base that we need to perform a fluid golf swing so while you’re prepping for this coming golf season, take a few minutes and change your spikes (yes, the individual spikes can be changed out on just about any golf shoe). Many pro-shops also offer this service for a reasonable price as well.

 

Book a Tee Time!

 

The only way to truly get the rust off your game is to get out there and play! Tee times will be open soon, so be sure to check out MinuteGolf as spring rolls on for available tee times.

 

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