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Best Putter for Beginners

Golf is a popular sport that combines walking long distances pleasurably with mankind’s penchant for hitting things with sticks. Well, maybe not, but there are dozens, if not hundreds of reasons why people play golf and why there are so many getting started playing the game.

For beginners, golf can be an intimidating sport to learn to play especially when you are in the market for a brand new putter. Choosing one can be a daunting task so we listed the best putter for beginners to give you an informed decision so you can get one and start hitting the balls with your stick:

 


Callaway Odyssey Men’s White Hot Pro 1 Putter

Designed especially for the beginner who needs to roll in more putts, the Odyssey Men’s White Hot Pro 1 putter is equipped with a re-engineered face insert to help improve sound, performance, and feel. It comes with a good heel/toe weight placement, a full shaft offset and cranks neck hosel that increases your alignment, the feel, and your accuracy.

There is not much con we can find with this putter aside from the fact that it comes with the orientation for right-handed players only.



Pros:

  • Equipped with a re-engineered face insert
  • Has a gunmetal PVD finish
  • Good heel/toe weight placement

Cons:

  • For right-hand players only
  • The head is too lightweight

Pinemeadow Golf Men’s PGX Putter

Aside from the attractive design and the very affordable price, the Pinemeadow Golf Men’s PGX Putter is one of the best putters for beginners as it provides you with the right feel, balance, weight, and contact. Its white finish will stand out on the greens and help you focus your attention on the alignment lines to get you right on target.

The same white finish is what the most complaints are about as they get stained easily, so you need to do a regular clean up for it to maintain its good looks.



Pros:

  • “Tour-weighted” at 380 grams
  • Has an attractive precise white finish
  • Comes with a perfectly-balanced weight

Cons:

  • Gets easily stained
  • Annoying ‘ping’ sound at impact
  • Can be heavy for some users

TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs Putter

Designed to give longer distance control, the TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs putter has an elongated shape that gives you four rear wings for weight control. Its perimeter weighting delivers 8,500 MOI (Moment of Inertia), one of the highest in the industry. This means that the putter will give you a stable stroke and the most forgiveness for off-center hits.

Some people find the 395-gram head a little heavy, but this weight is what helps with the counterbalance that allows you to swing smoothly and on path.

 

Pros:

  • “Pure Roll Surlyn” face insert
  • Has over 8,500 MOI
  • Perimeter weighting

Cons:

  • On the heavy side
  • Paint scratches off easily
  • Limited shafts

Quolf Golf Two-Way Putter

The Quolf Golf Two-Way Putter is a versatile choice as it can be used by both left and right-handed players. It is made of durable materials that will last you a long time, even when you have already upped your skill level. It comes with a rubber grip that makes it very easy to swing, ideal for people who have just started learning to play.

This putter is not recommended for tall people as they may have difficulty with its length of just 34 inches. In addition, it does not come with an alignment aid. However, with enough practice, you can easily be comfortable playing with it.


Pros:

  • Compatible with both left and right-handed players
  • Has a symmetric design
  • Very affordable

Cons:

  • A bit short
  • Slightly heavy
  • Doesn’t come with an alignment aid

Wilson Harmonized Square Heel/Toe Golf Putter

Wilson is a popular sporting goods manufacturer, so it is not a surprise that the Wilson Harmonized Square Heel/Toe golf putter made it to this list of the best putter for beginners. It comes with multiple density microinjections in its face inserts to help you improve your accuracy and game consistency.

The weight can be too light for professional players, and the inserts lack the desirable bounce that the more experienced player may be looking for.



Pros:

  • New and oversize grip
  • Has a convenient alignment design
  • Face inserts that are made of polymer

Cons:

  • The weight can be good for beginners only
  • Doesn’t come with a head cover
  • Unappealing look

 


The Most Versatile Choice

Quolf Golf Two-Way Putter

  • Compatible with both left and right-handed players
  • Has a symmetric design
  • Very affordable

The Overall Best of the Best

TaylorMade Daddy Long Legs Putter

  • “Pure Roll Surlyn” face insert
  • Has over 8,500 MOI
  • Perimeter weighting

The Most Attractive Pick

Pinemeadow Golf Men’s PGX Putter

  • “Tour-weighted” at 380 grams
  • Has an attractive precise white finish
  • Comes with a perfectly-balanced weight

Factors to Consider When Buying the Best Putter for Beginners

 

Weight

Weight is a major factor you need to consider as this significantly decides how your ball will roll. The first skill you need to master when playing golf is controlling the direction of your ball. Wind and grass will prevent you from having total control, so this is one of the things you need to practice on.

No single weight would be ideal as this is a preference-based option. Bear in mind that a golfer’s weight preference may be different from what will work best for you, so you need to practice a few swings to get the right one for you.

 

Length

The best putter length for you is one that will allow you to stand directly over your ball without straining or hunching. If you are unsure as to what the ideal length for you is, you should wear your golf shoes when having your height measured in relation to your perfect putter length.

Putters come in a standard length that is suited for people between the heights of 5’9″ and 6’2″. If you do not fit in this category, there are options for you such as having your own putter customized.

 

Face and Loft

The face of a putter is what comes into contact with the ball, which actually determines how your ball will roll off from a stroke. The best putter for beginners must provide you with consistency that would let you learn the best technique.

Some putters come with textured faces that will give you a better grip on the ball. This will give you a better roll, for a stroke that has more speed and consistency.

The loft angle will have a big impact on how the ball leaves the putter face. When the putter has a strong loft, there will be a loss in distance, and on the opposite, having too much loft means a higher flightless roll loss in distance.

How to Add Yards of Distance to Your Drives

There is one challenge that all golfers want to achieve: that is to add distance to their drives. Although it is not one of the most important stat in golf, there is an intense feeling of satisfaction knowing that you hit the ball farther.

But if ever you find yourself competing with more experienced players and struggling to increase your driving distance, here are 5 easy tips to add yards of distance to your drives.


1. Do not Force it

If you think that squeezing every ounce of strength from your body when swinging the club will work to add driving distance, then you’re wrong. Most amateur think a blunt force is the only factor that determines driving distances, but in truth it is just one of the many factors. I’m not saying that you should not exert any effort at all.

Try toning down your swing power to 85 to 90 % of your strength. You will have greater control over your accuracy and arc with less force behind the ball. This translates to longer distances.


2. Relax your wrists

Keep your wrists in a relaxed state before, through and immediately after the swing. Your wrists will turn forward with your club’s momentum when you keep them relaxed. Keeping your wrists tight or tensed, on the other hand, will prevent them from turning with the momentum of the club, thus restricting your control and speed.


3. Tee the ball higher

Raising your tee is another technique you should try to squeeze out some extra distance to your drive. Tee the ball higher so that your driver is directly above the half of the ball. With the ball higher, your driver will less likely scrape the ground as you swing. This should indirectly boost your attack angle that brings your trajectory up and keeping the spin levels down.


4. Turn your back

One of the most common mistakes of amateur golfers is failing to turn their shoulders and back when driving the ball. Your back should turn a full 90° angle during the initial swing at which your body and the club should change their direction by going forward.

With your body winding up to 90° angles, you will have more energy to power the golf ball. Also, you need to take a wider stance in order to achieve a more stable base and to promote extra resistance to the legs and hips during the backswing.


5. Exercise, exercise, exercise

Other than the techniques I have mentioned, there are also some ways in order to add distance it your drives off the green. This includes resistance strength training. You will have more power to drive the ball across the green with an improvement in muscle definitions and mass. Focus on workouts that primarily targets your back, shoulders, core and chest muscles.

Some of the best exercises for golfers include:

  • Leg raises
  • Planks
  • Deadlifts
  • Bicycle crunches
  • Standing military shoulder presses
  • Chest presses

This is How You Should Approach Every Putt

Below is a very important tip that will help you improve your putting. And as you know, anytime you improve your putting, your scores drop. This tip is from Jeff Richmond and Jeff has recently released a newly updated putting improvement program called: 5 Minutes To GREAT Putting. You can find out more about that by going here

Now here is the tip from Jeff on how you can improve your putting…

*Possible Putting by Jeff Richmond*

There’s times when you’re about to putt and you just feel that you’re going to hole the putt. You can’t describe why you feel that way, but you do. For most of us, that feeling does not come often enough.

But you can make that feeling happen more and more, and I’m going to explain how.

Now if you run across a really good putter you’ll find that they almost hole everything. If the ball doesn’t go in it will be very close to going in.

And if you got in their head you’ll find that they are trying to make everything they look at.

They don’t have thoughts about 3 putting or anything negative like that. Instead, they are focused on doing whatever is necessary to hole the putt.

Great putters believe they can hole every putt.

Do they hole every putt?

No.

But they believe they can.

And just because they miss some putts, it doesn’t stop them from thinking the next one is going in.

However, you just can’t go thinking before every putt…

“I’m going to hole this putt… I’m going to hole this putt…. I’m going to hole this putt.”

Because if you do that and you miss then you’ll quickly lose confidence and belief in your putting. But you can do the same type of thing without negative consequences when you miss. To do this you simply have to add two words to a positive statement and those two words are…

It’s Possible

I don’t know what you say to yourself when you get the feeling you’re going to hole the putt. It might be something like…

I’m going to hole this putt.

Or…

This ball is going in the hole.

And like I said… if you were to say that before each putt, you would quickly get discouraged when you miss. But if you add the words ‘it’s possible’ to statements like that, then you can use them before each putt to help you be more confident in your putting. For example, before every putt, you could say…

It’s possible I’m going to hole this putt.

Or…

It’s possible this ball is going in the hole.

See, every putt you face has the possibility of going in. So use that possibility to build up your confidence and belief every putt. If you do this and make it a habit then you’ll be a better putter long term.

And speaking about being a better putter… I have just launched a newly updated putting system that will give you the best chance of putting as good as a Tour Pro.

To find out more about that simply go here.

That’s a great putting tip from Jeff. The next time you play golf, give it a try. I’m sure it will help you to putt better. And as Jeff said, make sure you go here and check out his full putting improvement program to have the best chance of becoming a great putter.

The Putting Game Improvement Program

The Secret to Putting Like the Pros

It’s (your name here) with a simple tip that could transform your putting game for the better. This tip is from Jeff Richmond who is the creator of the 5 Minutes To GREAT Putting program that you can see here. So I’ll leave you with Jeff…

*Professional Putting Tip*

Today I’m going to give you a simple (yet very powerful) putting tip that could help you to save a lot of strokes every time you play.

One putting tip can easily do that. Just look at Rory McIlroy for example… his putting has been very poor of late, and then he makes a small change to his right hand putting grip and wins the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The more I look into putting improvement the more I think a lot of it relates to self-discipline, and here’s one big tip to help you with this.

Every time you watch golf on T.V. you see a ton of putting by the pros. And there’s one thing they all do that most amateurs and bad putters certainly don’t do.

Next time you watch golf on T.V. notice how at the end of the pros putting strokes they all hold their finish. It might be for a second or some even longer.

Then, the next time you play with your buddies watch their finish, and I bet you won’t see many hold their finish like the pros – UNLESS they are a good putter.

Instead, you’ll see lots of waving the putter after the ball is hit. Like they’re trying to control the ball somehow after it’s been hit.

It seems like a subtle difference but…

Good putter – Holds the finish Bad putter – Doesn’t hold the finish

Now if you’re a bad putter and you start holding the finish are you going to start holing everything?

Probably not.

But I bet you’ll putt better, and here’s why.

Good putters make good, confident strokes and hold their finish. They’re not trying to steer the ball into the hole.

Bad putters make steering type of strokes and keep trying to steer the ball into the hole after they’ve hit it.

At the start of this article, I said that the more I look at putting improvement the more I think it relates to self-discipline, and that’s especially true with this tip.

Holding your finish OR NOT is a habit.

If you want to improve your putting then make holding your finish a habit. To do this, simply every time you putt hold your follow-through for 3 seconds.

By doing this and making it a habit you’ll “program” yourself to make good strokes without so much concern from trying to get the ball into the hole.

I’m sure you’ve heard the expression that “trying fails”.

And that’s especially true with putting. If you try hard to steer the ball into the hole you’ll often miss. But if you make a good putting stroke and let the outcome take care of itself, you’ll often get better results.

Putting accounts for about 43% of every game of golf you play, and this month I’m going to help you more to improve your putting so you take strokes off your scores. It really is the quickest and easiest place to do that, so stay tuned.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your putting so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step
-by-step Putting Game Improvement program…

The Putting Game Improvement Program

The Golf Swing Speed Challenge Review

Faster Swing = Longer Drives: Golf Swing Speed Challenge Review

The Golf Swing Speed Challenge was designed by Alex Gairdner. Alex is a British sports scientist who designed this program to help himself to increase his swing speed. Alex has a lot of letters after his name (i.e. BSc(Hons) Physio, Acup. ACP, BSc(Hons) SpSc) I’m not sure what they all mean, but it appears he has a lot of credentials to design a sports fitness program.

But the thing I like about this is that Alex doesn’t only walk the walk but he talks the talk…in terms of results.

Alex has said that he created this program to help himself swing faster, and then he videod his swing speed before he started it and found his swing speed was 93.8 mph. Then 56 days after completing the program he retested his swing speed and found that his swing speed was then 114 mph.

As Alex reminds us, for every 1 mph of swing speed increase a golfer gains about 2 – 2.5 yards. Alex has used 2.2 yards to workout that he gained 44.3 yards in distance.

Now that’s impressive distance gains in just 56 days!

After learning about Alex’s personal distance gains I wanted to take this golf swing speed challenge for myself. When I did I found the exercises very easy to do, in terms of what they were. There’s no complicated exercises and you can do them all at home.

To be honest, because I hadn’t worked out in a while I found the exercises a bit tough on my body at first, but as I kept doing them it got easier and easier and I started to feel great. And really, I can’t fault the challenge there… it’s a good way to get me exercising regularly again.

I personally thought it was great how you could do all the exercises at home and you didn’t need to buy expensive equipment.

All the way through the challenge I was checking my swing speed and at first I didn’t notice any improvement, which I think was because my body was adjusting. Then after a couple of weeks I noticed about a 5 mph improvement and then I kept on getting faster and faster until at the end of the program I had a 14 mph improvement. That works out to be 30 yards added to my shots.

This has made golf so much more fun for me. I’m back to hitting par 5’s in two and getting a lot closer to the green on par 4’s. But one of the biggest benefits of going through this program is my swing feels so much easier. Even though I’m swinging faster it feels easier. Also I don’t feel in pain anymore when I’m swinging. And I’m swinging about 80 – 90% on my driver swing so it’s the same as I was swinging before, but it’s so much faster now.

I have done many other things to try to improve my swing speed like yoga, static stretches etc. but none of those things helped increase my swing speed. After doing this the results speak for themselves. So if you want to hit the ball further I can’t recommend this highly enough. To find out more go to http://consistentgolf.com/go.php?offer=moloud&pid=15.

Overall Opinion: Highly Recommended

Best Golf Driver for Seniors in 2019

Golf clubs are definitely not one size fits all. This is especially true as we get older. I still want to hit the ball long, so today I’m going to cover my picks for the best golf driver for Seniors in 2019.

I hate to admit it, but as we age we lose some strength. . . and some flexibility. Losing strength and flexibility can cause a huge impact In the way we play golf. We will have to use different equipment if we want to play to the best our abilities.

If you’re a senior, you want to choose the one with the best combination of features like kick point, length, and flex because they will majorly impact your accuracy and distance. If you are looking to buy new equipment that best suits you, then check out some of the best golf drivers for seniors we have compiled.

1. TaylorMade Men’s AeroBurner Driver

The TaylorMade Men’s AeroBurner Driver is priced at less than $200. Its advanced 460cc aerodynamic shape is designed with a rounded toe, a raised center crown, reduced drop from crown to skirt, and a new hosel fin. This design reduces the overall drag and makes for a faster swing speed.

Features:

  • Advanced 460cc aerodynamic shape
  • New Speed Pocket
  • Matrix Speed RUL-Z 50 shaft
  • Swing weight: D3
  • Has a length of 45,75
  • Has a lie angle of 61 degrees

The new speed pocket increases flexibility on shots because it extends the length of the sole. It expands the club’s sweet spot by 10% and reduces spin. The fixed hosel is also used so it would not have a negative effect on the speed pocket’s performance.

Customers loved that they always manage to drive straight and far. This driver increases club head speed and provides more distance.

Pros:

  • Lightweight but stable
  • Provides good distance
  • Easy to align
  • Shots stay straight
  • Great forgiveness

Cons:

  • The lightweight may be hard to control for some
  • Lacks adjustability


2. Cobra Men’s KING F6 Driver

This driver features a front-to-back center of gravity technology. This will benefit senior players because it will make up for the loss of strength and flexibility. You will have more roll and penetrating ball flight with the frontal CG position, while the back CG position gives more forgiveness and a towering ball flight.

Features:

  • F6 CG Tuning
  • Forged E9 Face
  • Speed Channel
  • MY Fly with smart pad

Ball speed and the sweet zone will increase because of the thinner and lighter Forged 8-1-1 Titanium E9 face. Maximize your swing distance with the easy to adjust oft settings for managing trajectory and fine-tuning launch conditions.

The speed channel is exclusively engineered by Cobra to reduce thickness around the face and increase ball speed. You will have rare misses with this driver. This driver will cost you around $350.

Pros:

  • Low-spin
  • Hardy noticeable misses
  • Well-balanced
  • Adjustable

Cons:

  • Very lightweight so it may be hard to control for some
  • Squaring up the big head may be a little difficult


3. Callaway Men’s XR 16 Driver

This Callaway Men’s XR 16 Driver is in the price range of $350. Together with the experts from Boeing, Callaway developed a low drag, high head speed design. They added more speed and saved weight by re-engineering their Speed Step. There is 30% less air resistance with the shape of the crown, so you have more speed and distance.

Features:

  • Aerodynamic head shape
  • Re-engineered Speed Step
  • Large MOI
  • RMOTO Face Technology
  • Lower and deeper Center of Gravity

“Forgiveness meets fast” is the tagline that the company boasts about this product. The MOI has a bigger footprint, which is why this driver has lots of forgiveness. When hit off-center, it does not lose that much of a distance.

They redistributed 19% of the body weight into the club head. This RMOTO Face Technology combined with the extreme forgiveness allows for an increase in ball speed.

Pros:

  • Responds well at high speeds
  • Excellent balance
  • Can be adjusted
  • Matte finish

Cons:

  • High spin rate
  • Graphics aren’t really appealing


4. TaylorMade Men’s M2 460cc Driver

For less than $300, this driver allows senior players to play golf as if their strength has not decreased at all. The multi-material crown allows for a thinner titanium sole. To distribute the weight, the leading edge has been narrowed with a larger back carbon composite.

Features:

  • Distance and control is maximized
  • Carbon composite crown
  • High MOI
  • Low CG projection
  • New speed pocket

Ball speed is increased due to the redesigned speed pocket. You have better flexibility with this driver. There is an adjustable hosel so you can fine-tune this driver easily. The Sweet Spot is also bigger because of the 7% larger face.

Hitting off-center will not be too much of a problem. The sleeves are also made of aluminum instead of plastic so switching shafts would be a lot easier.

Pros:

  • A safe option for less sidespin
  • Increased distance
  • Has adjustable hosel
  • Plenty of forgiveness

Cons:

  • Hard and hollow feel
  • Maybe very whippy


5. Wilson Staff WGW330000A105 Triton DVD Driver

A great driver that fits into your budget, the Wilson Staff WGW330000A105 Triton DVD Driver will only cost you less than $200. Senior customers have been pleasantly surprised with the playability of this driver. Correct alignment is thanks to the 1:1 Visible Swing Active Technology on the crown.

Features:

  • Has a 1:1 Visible Swing Active Technology
  • Includes two changeable soles
  • Has four different movable weights
  • Adjustable six-setting hosel
  • Has an Aldila Rogue Black 95 MSI shaft

The two sole plates, four movable weights, and the six hose position give you a huge amount of flexibility. Control, ball flight, and fine-tuning your launch is really easy with these many options from the Wilson Staff WGW330000A105 Triton DVD Driver. You will be hitting low-spinning drives that are consistent and straight with no problems.

Pros:

  • Easy to align
  • Lightweight
  • Solid forgiveness
  • Low Spin
  • Highly adjustable

Cons:

  • Beginners may get confused with the adjustments
  • Lightweight quality may be a little more difficult to control for some


Conclusion

Having an activity like golf can greatly benefit seniors. It keeps them up and about instead of just staying in the house most of the time. Because strength and flexibility decrease in old age, golf drivers are being specially developed to cater to the needs of older players.

Hopefully, this guide has given you some insight on some of the best golf driver for seniors. It is best that the one you choose suits the strength and flexibility you need for better playability.

6 Best Golf GPS Rangefinders for 2019

Playing golf has changed. If you haven’t played a round with a golf gps, you gotta give it try. I first thought it sounded like too much, but I was quickly hooked. Which one should you try? Check out our picks for the best golf GPS and rangefinders for 2019.

Golf GPS allows you to play faster because you no longer have to do distance measurements manually. You also do not have to keep guessing the numbers. These devices can accurately determine the distances and hazards in the green.

If you are looking to buy one, here is a list of some of the best golf GPS you can try.

1. Izzo Golf Swami 5000 Golf GPS Rangefinder

 

Its users have praised this GPS rangefinder because it is very easy to use. It has the basic functionalities you would need in a golf GPS and more. It has new features that its predecessor, the Swami 4000+, did not have. This unit will cost you less than $130, and it is the most basic golf GPS you would probably need.

Features:

  • Accurate distances and layup
  • 30,000 golf courses around the world are preloaded
  • Has a scorecard feature
  • Has auto-hole advancement
  • Measures shot distance
  • Uses a magnetic charger
  • Battery life lasts over 12 hours
  • Slimmer design
  • Durable and waterproof

This GPS rangefinder from Swami has been enhanced and with added features than the Swami 4000+. It is a new and improved version but still with all the essential goods. The design is simple. It is slimmer and has a large 2-inch full-color LCD display.

There are preloaded course maps and there are no annual fees or subscriptions. The device accurately measures distances to front, center, and back of the green. It also has accurate layup and distances for hazards and doglegs.

You can track your scores with the scorecard feature. This will help you see your progress from the last ten rounds. The shot distance measurement allows you to measure the distance your drivers can make accurately.

Pros:

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Has all the basic features
  • Long battery life
  • Covered by a 1-year limited warranty

Cons:

  • The belt clip is not very dependable
  • Magnetic charger is unique


Bottom line: This GPS rangefinder is a basic unit that even beginners would understand. It has basic features and functionalities. It is just a little bit difficult with the charger because it is magnetic instead of the usual port design. Overall, I think this is a very useful basic unit.

 

2. Garmin Approach G8 Golf Course GPS

This is a touchscreen unit and costs about $350. The Approach G8 is Garmin’s most feature-packed GPS. It is sleek, lightweight, and durable. It has precise distances, can be connected to Wi-Fi and smartphones, and has long battery life.

Features:

  • Preloaded with 41,000 golf courses worldwide
  • Features PlaysLike Distance
  • Has Smart Notification functionality
  • Has PinPointer blind shot assistance
  • Seek, lightweight, and durable
  • Has more scorecard options
  • Connects with Garmin Golf Community

When you start the device, it automatically finds the course you are playing. It has a responsive 3-inch screen with good clarity. You will see the distances to the front, center, and back yardages of the green as well as the hazards.

The PlaysLike Distance feature gives the golfers the accurate distances to the target that is automatically adjusted for uphill or downhill shots. If you cannot see where the pin is, the PinPointer will show you the way. You can also know the accurate distance when lying up.

You can track your scores for Stroke Play, Stableford, Skins and Match Play. You can download and print your stats so you know where you can improve. It also lets you receive emails and messages directly on your screen.

Pros:

  • Accurate distances
  • 15-hour battery life
  • Touchscreen display
  • More options and connectivity

Cons:

  • Scoring by hole function is difficult
  • Can be slow in finding courses


Bottom line: This touchscreen device is for the techier golfer who wants more options in their GPS unit. It is priced a bit high, but it is packed with lots of features that you will surely love.

 

3. SkyGolf SkyCaddie Touch GPS

The SkyCaddie Touch is one of the high-end GPS out on the market. They have a membership fee that you have to pay every year to get updates for accurate courses. The device itself costs less than $300 and includes a 1-year prepaid membership card.

Features:

  • Has Bluetooth connectivity
  • Large touchscreen
  • Interactive HoleVue
  • Dynamic RangeVue
  • Intelligreen Technology
  • Unlimited access to over 35,000-course downloads and updates
  • Has digital scorecard and statistical tracking

The SkyCaddie touch quickly finds the location of the course nearest to you. The Dynamic RangeVue guides you to the distance of the next hole. You have to enable the Target function to get information about the hazards. The distance to the front, middle, and back of the green is excellently displayed with the Intelligreen System.

You can track your scores for up to 20 rounds, and you can upload it to SkyGolf 360. This feature can help improve your game by providing storage so you can analyze your progress.

The membership fee can be helpful too. It will give you access to more courses. It will also give you enhanced features, so your courses are up to date.

Pros:

  • Provides accurate distances
  • Easy-to-read screen
  • Compact design
  • Easy-to-use

Cons:

  • Additional fees after 30 days
  • Doesn’t respond well with gloves on


Bottom line: This unit is for the player who is willing to pay extra for the enhanced features. If you do not want additional subscriptions, then it may be best to choose a different GPS model.

4. GolfBuddy Voice GPS

This GPS unit tells you the distance information through audio. It is a detachable unit so you can use it as a watch or just the unit itself. It is also affordable at less than $100. This is one of the best golf GPS that has good value.

Features:

  • Utilizes audio distance information
  • Has volume control
  • 38,000+ global courses are preloaded
  • Measures your shots
  • Automatically recognizes holes and courses
  • Preloaded with eight different languages
  • Detachable for more versatility

Perhaps the best feature of this GPS is the Audio Distance Information. The built-in voice helps you in measuring the distance without having to look at your device. It will simply just tell you. Adjust the volume to a level that you can hear it clearly and be on your way.

This handy little device will measure yardages and the distance the pin is from the front, center, and back of the green. This is preloaded with more than 38,000 courses and has a capacity of up to 40,000. The device will recognize the course and will automatically locate the next hole.

This can also accurately measure your shots. You only have to press the “P” button after your shot then press it again when you reach the ball. It is now easier for you to measure the right distance of your shots.

The fact that there are no required memberships or annual fees is a plus too. Users of this unit have raved about the ease-of-use, and it provides them with the basic needs even without too many features.

Pros:

  • Audio distance information
  • Easy to use
  • Can be clipped anywhere
  • Very cheap at less than $100
  • Conveniently small
  • No annual fees

Cons:

  • Takes a few seconds for the GPS to respond
  • Has limited features


Bottom line: If you want convenience then this GPS may be for you. You no longer have to look at the GPS unit to see your distances and measurements. This is for the person who can listen to that information while walking.

5. IZZO Swami Sport Golf GPS

The Swami Sport GPS is designed to fit easily in your pocket, and it delivers a fast and accurate performance. It is a compact unit, which is priced at less than $80. This affordable unit provides the basic needs of any golfer.

Features:

  • Accurately measures the distance to front, center, and back of the green
  • 30,000+ worldwide courses are preloaded
  • On-screen distances, hole number, par and time
  • Easy-to-read, large, and vibrant display
  • No membership or annual fees
  • Long-lasting lithium-ion battery
  • Durable and water resistant
  • Includes carabineer and USB charging cable

When you turn on the device, select the course you are in from the 30,000 preloaded courses when your device gets a GPS signal. This is very convenient especially if you do not want to spend time connecting to a computer to download courses. Remember to click it every time you finish a hole to move on to the next one.

No matter the time of day, the display is easy to read. You can read the accurate distances with no problems. While you walk or drive to your ball, the yardages will quickly update. Even if this is a pocket-sized device, the display is large enough to see the readings clearly.

You have the option to switch from black-on-white or white-on-black display features to best suit your preferences. You can clip this onto your bag if that is what you prefer.

Pros:

  • Simple to use
  • Very compact
  • Easily readable
  • Provides accurate distances and yardages

Cons:

  • Maybe slow to update
  • Takes a few minutes to reboot


Bottom line: This is a pretty basic golf GPS unit. It is a good choice if you want an easy-to-use device that does not break the bank.

6. Garmin Approach G30 Golf Handheld GPS

For less than $200, you can have this handheld unit from Garmin, which can also be attached to your golf bag. It has full-color mapping and touch targeting so beating the course will be a breeze.

Features:

  • Over 40,000 courses around the world are preloaded
  • Highly sensitive GPS
  • Has 2.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Accurate distance with Green View
  • Has digital scorecard
  • Displays smartphone notifications
  • Measures individual shots
  • Manual pin positioning

The touchscreen handheld has one button to turn it on or off. Start your game by pressing “Play,” and it will automatically locate the nearest course. You can view the green on the full-color display. See accurate distances of the front, middle, and back yardages.

You can digitally record your scores and view it after the rounds or on your account on the Garmin Connect. This device can also be connected to the Garmin TruSwing Swing Sensor. If you want the notifications from your phone to be displayed, it can do that too.

This unit comes with a mini USB cable for charging. You can hook it onto your golf bags if you do not want it in your pocket.

Pros:

  • Starts quickly
  • Easy to view screen
  • Three full rounds in one full-charge
  • Compact design
  • Automatic updates with no annual fees

Cons:

  • Might be too small for large hands
  • Slow response touchscreen


Bottom line: This is a well-made golf GPS rangefinder. It has the basic features you need and is more affordable compared to other products on the market.

 

Factors to Consider When Buying a Golf GPS

 

The Available Courses

The reason why golf GPS units come with thousands of courses is that it allows the device to be sold globally. Some brands already have a range of preloaded courses while some offer downloadable ones for a price. It is good to have many options so you can use the same unit wherever you go.

 

The Size

Golf GPS rangefinders come in different sizes. If you are looking to buy one, make sure that the size suits you. Compact and lightweight designs are good for portability but also consider the screen size for readability.

 

The Design and Features

Of course, the overall look of your device influences which kind you buy. Pick out what you think looks nice but make sure it has the functionalities you need as well. Do you want it to have a digital scorecard, Bluetooth connectivity, or can be used as a watch?

 

The Price

Obviously, you have to pick out the one that fits your budget too. Do not buy expensive units if you do not need the extra features that come with it. Surely, there are more affordable units that provide you the basics you need in a golf GPS.

 

Conclusion

Playing golf can now be a lot more convenient with the use of any one of these best golf GPS models. It allows you to measure accurate distances in the green and keeps track of your scores. They now come in designs which you can keep in your pocket, clip on to your golf bag, or even wear it on your wrist like a watch.

If you want to improve your play and make it easier and faster, then try using a golf GPS. When you buy one, consider the factors listed above, so you are sure that it is the best match for you.

These 5 Golf Movie Scenes Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Golf. A serious and stately game with no room for humor. Not so much. Check out these 5 funny golf movie scenes that will make you laugh.

If you love golf, you probably love golf movies more than the average person. Sometimes you have to play to get the joke.

Here are some of the best and memorable golf movie scenes that will definitely brighten up your day with a laugh.

Scene #1: The Bob Barker Brawl in the movie “Happy Gilmore” (1996)

From one of everyone’s favorite comedian – Adam Sandler, he surely never fails to give us a laugh. With these scene with Bob Barker, it is no wonder that Sandler is one of the highest earners in Hollywood for a reason.

Scene #2: A killer match from the movie “Gold-finger” (1964)

This classic spy film represents a killer golf match with a badass assassin, James Bond, and the villainous Gold finger. Watching this slow-moving scene will make Sean Connery’s act all worth it as he keeps his cool while other actors losses their heads.

Scene #3: The silent tee shot in the movie “Lost in translation” (2003)

The scene where Bill Murray finds alone on a tree box in Japan, chirping birds, and the majestic Mount Fuji, is truly wordless. This conveys the truth about the sports Golf and life.

Scene #4: Golf playing lesson in the movie “The Van” (1996)

You might need to hide your kids and cover your ear for this one because the brutally honest foul language of Larry played by Colm Meaney while giving Bimbo, played by Donal O’Kelly swing tips will give you laughs.

Scene #5: Read, roll it, hole it in the movie “The greatest game ever played” (2005)

One of the most famous biographical sports film based on the life of Francis Ouimet – a gold champion is truly inspirational. Played by Shia La Beouf, Oiumet gained a simple but striking advice from his young named caddy, played by Josh Flitter that goes: “Read it, roll it, and the hole it.” If you didn’t know that the movie was based on a true story, you could be forgiven for thinking the plot was too far-fetched to meet the Hollywood viewer’s taste and preference.

Conclusion:

Movies are not only there to entertain us but it also gives us sparks of motivation and inspiration to pursue our dreams, keep succeeding on the things we love, whether it’s in Golf or anything – so, if you’re frustrated on scoring in golf, just take a look at these funny and memorable scenes from the different classic to modern golf movies.

Have you smiled yet?

What is your favorite funny and inspirational golf movie scene? Share it with us in the comment box.

How Your Golf Driver Swing Can Have More Power

A golf driver swing that is lacking in power has a couple of issues that need to be addressed. A golf driver swing is slightly different than your other clubs…but needs to have the same sequence of motion and body position at impact to produce more power and distance of the tee.

Most golfers swing outside their physical capabilities resulting in lost yardage and accuracy.

Has this ever happened to you?

You step up on a long par 4 or a par 5 and tell yourself you’re going to get their in two. What did you do differently on the tee to achieve it? Did you swing harder? If so, what was your result?

The first issue to cover with your golf driver swing is your range of motion, especially on your backswing. Can you make a 90 degree shoulder turn with minimal tension? Most older golfers don’t even come close. The optimal position is a 90 degree shoulder turn, with approximately 45 degrees of hip turn. This requires a high level of core strength and flexibility. Shoulder flexibility comes into play just a bit also.

If you can’t get to this position, it doesn’t matter how hard you swing…you’re still not going to maximize your power and distance with your driver. Trying to get to that position when you body cannot physically get there will only cause muscle tension, which slows clubhead speed.

Secondly, getting behind the ball and staying behind the ball at impact is critically to maximizing power and distance. This cannot be achieved with an “out-of-shape” body. It’s a physically impossibility.

Even for a fit golfer, this is sometimes hard to accomplish on a consistent basis. On the downswing, it is critical the first move is with the lower body rotating (not sliding). This rotation of the lower body, while the upper body stays back (for only a split second) takes a ton of core strength. A weaker golfer would not be able to achieve this. He/she would come over the top early with the upper body, merely because they don’t have core strength to initiate the downswing with the lower body.

So how do you achieve a golf driver swing with maximum power?

Start working on your core strength and flexibility from a rotational standpoint, with a golf weight training and golf stretching routine. Every exercise and stretch you do should incorporate rotational movements. The primary movement in the golf swing is rotational, so why wouldn’t you focus on that in your golf training program?

This is the quickest way to longer drives!

Hitting more balls with the same body and the same swing won’t get you there! You’ve got to address the physical component to achieve the mechanical efficiency with your driver.

As soon as you do, you’ll be blowing by the other players in your foursome! This IS the approach you should take with your golf driver swing.

 

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