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Gopher Tip Contributor Course/Category
Rough is 3 inches deep and is difficult to get out of. Angelina U. Course: Blue Ash Golf Club
Category: Short Game
Always call for a tee time on a Friday. charles l. Course: Liberty Forge
Category: General
Nice golf course for every aspect of golfer no surprises very freindly staff. Course in great shape during winter months good bargain. Rye grass greens a bit firm but very smooth. JC B. Course: Rivers Edge Golf Course
Category: General
DESERT GOLF COURSES FOR THE MOST PART HAVE BERMUDA GRASS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE. THIS MAKES FOR USUALLY FIRMER GREENS FOR THE APPROACH SHOTS. TRY TO LAND THE BALL SHORT TO BOUNCE UP ON TO THE GREEN. JC B. Course: Rivers Edge Golf Course
Category: General
When your struggling with your length to the green, instead of hitting the club you think will get the ball there, club down and choke up on the club. The accuracy of your swing will improve your shots. JP W. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Full Swing
Too often people concentrate on the stroke instead of the result. I see people with these smooth long putting strokes that leave puts short cause they lack any acceleration through the ball. Whether you get the right speed is usually determined after the putter hits the ball : the follow through. Madison J. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Putting
On the approach to the ninth green, play it safe and go for the left half of the green. The pond on the right gobbles up balls in a hurry!! Robert B. Course: PB Dye
Category: Hole Number
Keep your eyes over the ball. The best way to find out how your doing is to set up for a putt, then take another ball out of your pocket (without moving!) and drop it from the tip of your nose. If the ball you drop hits the ball on the ground your in good shape, if you miss make a note of where the ball hits the ground and adjust your set-up accordingly. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Putting
Start down slow, then let it go!! Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Full Swing
Play it safe on long par fives. If you know that you can't get home in two on a par five and there is trouble lurking off the tee, play it safe with a fairway wood or an iron off the tee. You have three shots to get it on or around the green, use them wisely!! Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: TeeBox
A common mistake on the tee is to tee the ball up too low when hitting a driver. The best practice is to tee the ball up high enough so that the middle of the ball is even with the top edge of the clubface. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: TeeBox
On sidehill lies, the ball will tend to curve in the direction of the slope. So if the ball is above your feet aim a little right as the ball will usually draw and aim a little left if the ball is below your feet. It is also best to accept the shape of shot that the lie dictates. Don't try to hit a draw with the ball below your feet or a fade when the ball is above your feet. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Fairway
From and uphill lie in the fairway, take one extra club and concentrate on getting your weight onto your uphill foot during the downswing. If you fail to get your weight off your downhill foot, you risk hitting it fat our hitting a pull. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Fairway
On a downhill lie in the fairway. Play the ball back in your stance and keep your shoulders level with the slope. Swing down the slope and accept that you will probably hit a low shot off this lie. Trying to hit a high shot from a downhill lie is asking for trouble. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Fairway
If you find yourself with a burried lie (or fried egg) in a bunker, try using a pitching wedge rather than a sand wedge. If the lie is really deep, also try closing the clubface a little. This will help the club get down into the sand. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Bunker
When chipping, always play the ball toward the back of your stance. This will place your hands ahead of the clubhead. If you maintain this position with your hands leading and the clubhead following, you will hit many more solid chip shots. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Short Game
The most important factor in choosing the right sandwedge is the amount of bounce. Bounce is angle (measured in degrees) between the ground and the sole of the club. Basically, wedges with less bounce dig into the sand while more bounce will help the club glide through the sand without digging in. If your course has soft sand (or lots of sand) in the bunkers, go with more bounce. Firm sand calls for less bounce. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Sand
If you are playing a course with deep rough, it's best to play smart and take a club with plenty of loft to help get your ball up and out. Don't try hitting fairway woods or long irons out of deep rough. Your better off getting the ball back in the fairway. This will help you avoid a big number. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Rough
Practicing putting is the best way to improve your scores. The average golfer plays about 40% of his shots with the putter, so it makes sense to work on this part of your game first. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Putting
Any pro will tell you that having a consistant pre-shot routine is vital to playing good golf. For example, you might look down the target line, set-up, take two waggles and go. Watch the pros on TV and you will see. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Pre-Shot
Golf is hard enough without playing with ill fitted clubs. However, you don't need to buy custom clubs to get clubs that fit. I recommend going to a good practice facility and asking them to fit you for new clubs (you don't have to buy them there). They will be able to tell you the proper shaft length, lie angle and shaft stiffness for your game. Then you can go to any retailer (or online retailer) and order the clubs you like best with the correct specs. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: General
If you are looking for more distance off the tee, remember that you need to swing the club faster, not harder. Keeping tension out of your grip and swing will help you hit it farther. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Full Swing
You hit the fairway with your drive on a par five, your choices for the second shot should be considered carefully. If you can't reach the green, you should lay up to your favorite yardage to set yourself up for a confidant third shot. Robert B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Fairway
The key to consistent bunker play is to learn to use the bottom (or bounce) of your sand wedge to glide through the sand. Greg D. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Bunker
Open the clubface swinging outide in will help get you up and down saving you many strokes per round. Billy B. Course: General Golf Tip
Category: Bunker