This is the final video in the USGA and NBC series. I saved this video for last because too many of my students focus so much of their energy on the long shots that they neglect the technique needed to get the ball on the green close to the hole. I have another group of students who can get the ball on the green only to see it roll away from the hole for a long putt or even roll off the green. These situations can be frustrating but with practice and dedication you can turn things around.
Buying golf clubs is an investment but unfortunately most golfers do not think of the purchase in those terms. In a previous post, I shared how buying clubs "off the shelf" is not the best approach. If you really want to have a fighting chance of playing good golf your golf clubs should reflect your physical ability not just your gender or height. The videos below provide a very general introduction into the technology that is involved in the creation of golf clubs. Keep in mind that technology continues to advance.
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Playing golf is fun, challenging, frustrating and even rewarding at times. Golfers get to be outside in nature but rarely stop to think about how that course got to be so beautiful.
Did you know that there are special scientists involved in the selection of the turf grass and organic matter? Did you know that there is a science behind the capture and reuse of water for the courses? Why are meteorologists important to the game? The videos below that were created by the USGA and NBC offer a behind the scenes look at golf course management:
If you watched my Take Away Drill you probably heard me say, if you go up you must come down. The concept that I am trying to teach is that for every action there is a reaction. Sir Isaac Newton definitely understood golf. To learn more about what I mean check out the videos below that were created by the USGA and NBC:
Your golf ball has made it the green in 2 on a par 4 but somehow you manage to bogey or worse double bogey. Why? Maybe you need to practice or maybe you are just not understanding the physics behind the putting stroke. Check out these two videos developed by the USGA and NBC to discover what you may be missing.