Advice to help non-golfers look like golfers includes dressing like a golfer, taking along at least 12 golf balls and arriving early to practice on the driving range. Additional tips include replacing divots, following course rules about golf cart-driving and using phrases such as, ‘Get legs!’
Can’t play golf, eh?
Follow these tips and you’ll look good anyway
It’s this simple: you’re not a golfer. Waste of time. Silly sport. Too frustrating. Whatever the reason, you’re just not to be found among the throngs of people swing violently at a little white ball on a well-groomed meadow each weekend.
And that’s okay.
But on rare occasions, it becomes necessary that you smack the dimpled little critter aimlessly around the course.
A casual business get-together, or an association tournament that you simply can’t afford to miss, sometimes forces you to buckle down and ensure the event. And since you’d like people to think you have a clue on the links, you need some advice. Here are several tips that will get you through the day without injury to body, ego, or reputation.
Men and women can blend nicely into the crowd by wearing short-sleeved polo shirts, coupled with knee-length shorts or cotton pants, short white socks, and a baseball-style cap. Also, a sporty windbreaker works well– unless, of course, It’s a 90-degree day. Avoid, at all costs, wearing the following articles: knickers, argyle socks, and anything plaid or similarly busy. You do not want to look like Judge Smalls, Ted Knight’s Caddyshack character.
If you only play once or twice a year, chances are that you don’t own clubs or golf shoes. And that’s fine because if you call the pro shop at the course you’ll be playing a few days in advance, they will have a set of clubs and clean spikes (golfspeak for shoes) waiting when you arrive, at a cost of anywhere from $20 to $40. Further, the clubs that golf courses keep as rental sets are, very often, better than the sets most people own. Not only will you look good, but you will probably hit the ball noticeably better than you would have with that rusty set of clubs you were going to borrow from your neighbor. Stock up Remember the golf balls your friends gave you, in the hope that you would take up the sport? Well, dig them up, dust them off, and put them in your
bag. If you don’t have at least 12 balls (It’s better to have 18), take a few from the cheapie bin in the pro shop before you tee off–It’s usually just a buck perused ball. The only thing less fun than losing balls is having to burn them from your partners when you run out.
Equally important is keeping a spare ball in your pocket at all times while you play. This way, when you knock your shot into the woods, the water, or the parking lot, you’ll only have to search briefly (30-60 seconds) before you drop your spare and swing away. Cardinal rule: A bad golfer is tolerable; a slow golfer is worse than the root canal. Don’t be one! Arrive early
Get to the course one hour early and head directly to the driving range. After purchasing a bucket of balls, pull out the nine-iron and hit four or five shots. From there, work backward until you’ve hit balls with every club in the bag except the driver (i.e. eight-iron, seven-iron, etc., down to the firewood and three-wood). Even frequent golfers cannot hit the ball consistently well with a driver, regardless of what they tell you. It’s highly doubtful you’ll be the exception, so leave it alone–try the three-wood or five-wood instead. Once you find a few clubs you hit well, use them out of the course until they break. Keep a mental note of which clubs you hit best with, and how far the ball travels–this way, you’ll know the club you can hit off the tee, the one you can hit on the fairway (or from the rough), and the one you can hit around the green. Any club that produces a fairly straight, 150-yard shot is perfect for tee and fairway shots alike.
Chase down and replace divots (hunks of earth you tear out when you swing), rake sand traps after you’ve walked and hit out of them, and use a tee to push up any dents (called ball marks) you make on the green. None of these tasks is difficult, but they all create the impression that you know the routine.
Chances are good that the tournament will provide motorized carts for players to get around. If you decide that you’d like to drive one of them, the club generally sets rules as to where you may go on the course with the cart. The majority of golf courses use the 90-degree rule, which dictates that you must keep the vehicle on the cart path until you arrive at the spot on the path that is parallel to your ball, and then turn 90 degrees and drive directly to your ball. After you hit, turn the cart around and return to the cart path the same way you entered. This keeps the fairways from becoming trampled. Rules differ from course to course–some do not permit the cart on the fairway at all, while others (albeit not many) let you drive the cart directly across the fairway to your ball. Find out the rules before you tee off.
Most importantly, keep in mind that while your performance on the links will not be remembered tomorrow by anyone except you, if you show your prowess in swearing and throwing clubs, your antics could become legendary-in a negative way. Finishing touches Here are a few situational phrases that, when used in the proper instances, will make you sound like part of the experienced crowd.
Well, now you look and sound authentic, but you probably still derive no pleasure whatsoever from the game of golf. In that case, approach the day this way: the sun is out (hopefully), the grass is green, the trees are pretty, and the beverages are cold. So enjoy it, because you’ll never be able to say those things about the office, right?
Like almost every other sport in the world, the game of golf has adopted technology to increase its accessibility to amateurs and the ease with which it can be played. Being a game of skill and power rather than brute force, a certain level of control and anticipation is required. However, with the invention of devices such as golf GPS rangefinders and GPS golf watches, amateur players are able to improve their golf game without expensive and time-consuming lessons.
Golf GPS rangefinders and GPS golf watches have the same purpose. Essentially, they said players with precise evaluations of the distance to fixed points along the course. Despite having the same function, there is much debate in online forums on which product is superior ( you can read more about best golf GPS watch reviews or read our tips on how to choose your golf rangefinder if you need more details ).
The golf GPS rangefinder either comes on a handheld device or a mobile application that can be downloaded into a smartphone. Between the two, the handheld version is far more prominent; hence, for the purposes of this article, the GPS rangefinder will strictly refer to the handheld device.
Every serious golfer has their very own – probably very expensive – golfing set. This includes everything from golfing attire to clubs to golf bags and even an exclusive membership at their favorite range.
However, a tool that helps the golfer to improve their game and achieve that ever elusive perfect round is the golf rangefinder. Designed to aid the golfer in determining the distance between fixed points on a golf course, proper usage of this device will increase the accuracy of shots.
Statistically, 60% of golfers use GPS rangefinders, the 2 types being a laser rangefinder and a golf GPS rangefinder. Regardless of the functionality of both systems, they are accurate to within a yard of the chosen point. So if you’re thinking of getting the best golf rangefinder but can’t quite decide which one to get then read on. The following details may help you to make a decision.
Buying a golf club is irritating without some working knowledge about the field. Sometimes I feel like all the technology advancements have gone into golf equipment. So I’m here to help. Whether you plan to buy a driver, putter, hybrid or a sleeve of balls, this articles will offer you some actionable insights. Of course for the best outcome, it is still highly recommended that you ask for advice from a professional club fitter. But I bet these following tips could be the next best thing.
In the event you are new to this or are simply afraid of damaging your valuable Garmin device during a routine battery change, then the steps listed below will definitely be able to guide you through.
First things first, get your full battery replacement kit online at sites such as newpower99.com. The kit includes a one-year warranty, an instructional video on how to change your battery and every single tool you need in order to do so.
The first step – remove the four screws on the back of your Garmin device with the special screwdriver provided in the kit. Gently pry along the edges with the applicator provided to open the Garmin. Opening the Garmin may take some time, it is vital that you do not get frustrated and try to force it open.
The second step – once you have got the device open, you will see two screws securing the circuit board. The circuit board is the green panel to which all the wires are connected. Use the same screwdriver to remove them. Once done, use the applicator to gently lift the circuit board out of its hold.