6 Habits To Lower Your Score

Many times the simplest advice are those who pay higher dividends.

Usually the players range from a master hoping for a magical advice or to be enlightened on the complexities of the grip or some other technical detail when, instead, all they need are only the golfing habits!

These are six habits that you might use to improve your score.

1. Advanced

Do you have difficulty in achieving and reaching a mental progress? Try to play more advanced tees to vary your safety zone and lower your score. Play a shorter field will take you to play more often for par or birdie while infusing confidence and a more competitive mindset that will remain when you return to your normal tee. Not being able to improve your scores advanced tees consider it as a message: you need more practice and extra work on your game cort!

2. Do it daily

Ben Hogan said that he hated to miss a day of practice because it meant we would have needed an extra day to improve. While you probably won’t be able to keep this regime, but keep in mind that golf will give you just what you get given. You don’t have enough time? No problem. 10/15-minute movements also do only with a stick in the yard or garden you will help.

3. When you play golf, play golf

If you take the time to play, take it seriously and concentrate on every shot. Don’t ever swing a distracted during a ride! Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun, but you should focus on quality. Use the driving range to work on technique and the golf course to focus on the real goal: lower your score.

4. Take a better equipment

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in equipment. But if you are using an old set of clubs that is not suited to your game, you may unnecessarily prevent any improvement. Many recent technological developments in the field of equipment could make a difference and significantly improve the texture and length of your shots. Why not take advantage of it?

5. Not “cheat” on your short game

Chipping, pitching and putting more than half of the shots in the score type of an average golfer. Therefore you should devote most of your practice the short game. You are sure to do it? It ‘nice to get close to or on the green with some good shots, but it is useless if we are not able to send her inside. And remember that “2 + 3 beautiful ugly” becomes more and more that “3 + 1 beautiful ugly”!

6. Write

It’s easier to improve if documented your successes and your mistakes. Where you play the best shots and where the worst? You went straight, left or right? Long or short? How many putts you made and how many putts of 1 meter or less you did wrong? Keep a notebook on documenting and consults it regularly to see the behaviors and domains in your game that need work.

And you have other habits or tips to add to these 6? Which of these respected and practically quite frequently?

Flight of the Ball in Golf Analyzed

The flight of the ball in golf analyzed according to the new findings of radar for golf.

Decidedly, the fate of your shot is written in the moments immediately preceding the impact with the ball and those immediately following. In this very short time indeed, the stick hits the ball and determines its trajectory with all its ballistic characteristics (distance, height, spin, trajectory of departure, warp Terminal etc). It’s the moment of truth. Everything we do while preparing to blow and their swing is aimed to achieve an impact with the ball.

The trajectory that the ball can take are varied, at worst the ball may not fly at all and stay there, undeterred and jeering. Nevertheless, to analyze what happens in a golf shot, we consider only 9 trajectories, neglecting strokes where the ball didn’t have a solid impact with the clubface.

On this page and in the next, we analyze all aspects of the flight of the ball, particularly the recent discoveries made using the Trackman Golf ball monitor and flight scope, two machines equipped with doppler radar can detect (and revealing) everything that happens at the moment of impact of the ball.

Because the ball flies

Every time we hit a golf ball, we impress a rotating backwards effect called “backspin”, allowing the ball to come off the ground and fly. To determine the amount of backspin to the ball is primarily the dynamic stick, that is the angle of loft the clubface at the time of the collision. The higher the loft of the stick, the greater the amount of revolutions backwards it will be imprinted to the ball. The backspin is present in all golf clubs, since all they have, more or less, a loft. Even the putter has a club face that has a slight inclination of a few degrees (usually 4°), so when the putter head hits the ball, imperceptibly this will tend to fly due to backspin. Mind you, we speak of a few degrees, sufficient and useful to overcome friction with the grass immediately over the ball.

The ball flies by following the directions given by the stick in the moment of impact, there is therefore no mystery about possible trajectories, just cause and effect. Knowledge of some concepts of ballistics, physics and biomechanics applied to golf is very important to better understand the causes of a problem and how to correct them.

The technological tools available have allowed exceptional progress in determining what happens to the ball during the impact with the clubface golf course. Much information, especially, have been acquired through use of the Trackman, a machine equipped with a radar that is not only able to follow the flight of the ball and “read” the impact, but can also release instantaneously a lot of information that has allowed us to discover some important swing technical curiosity about ballistics and ball flights.

Many years ago, Theodore Jorgensen, author of the book “The Physics of Golf”, explained a theory about flights of the ball that has recently been reflected through testing with the Trackman Machine.

I’m talking about the D Plane. Thanks to tests conducted with the Trackman was can detect that what influences the initial direction of departure is not the ball clubhead trajectory, but the location of the clubface at impact with the ball. In essence the ball part in the direction determined by the position of the face to about 85%, only for the remaining 15% is influenced by the trajectory of the clubhead. On the following pages we will go into more detail of the ball and D-Plane flights by Jorgensen, and especially how it has substantially changed the way of interpreting our shots.

Always using the Flightscope and Trackman was able to discover that tournament players to fly the ball at the same height with all the sticks in the bag. From sand iron to driver the ball has a maximum height of about 30 meter for all sticks, what actually changes is only the distance of the shot.

The Full Golf Swing

The swing is a very technical movement, consisting of a twist of the torso and a series of unnatural movements especially for someone who is going to learn it in maturity. What makes difficult the implementation of swing is essentially the fact that stress muscles almost inactive in their daily lives and the need for coordination.

The human body, biomechanical aspects analyzed in the execution of the swing, is a system of three levers: the first is the left shoulder, meaning the distance sternum since end of it; the second is his left arm stretched out and the third is the stick pin on your wrists. The swing is nothing but the rhythmic movement connected to these three levers, with implications that fall then on many other parts of the body that must move according to a precise sequence.

Reading now you expect me to illustrate what the ideal model of swing, the perfect swing. I know I let you down, but it’s good that you know immediately that the perfect swing does not exist. Or at least, there is no ideal and perfect swing model that works for everyone. No one is born equal to someone else, and the story of the champions of golf teaches us that you can win majors with grip, set up, timing, impacts and different trajectories. With different swing, then. From Lee Trevino to Nicklaus, from Tiger Woods to Jordan Spieth, the history of golf we saw champions dominate the scene with different swing, sometimes little elegant aesthetically, sometimes even rich in features commonly considered “errors” to be corrected immediately. Yet they were all “systems” effective, that worked, because everyone, in different ways, were successful, with repetition, to send the ball in the desired direction with the necessary strength.

Therefore, there is no perfect swing, we said, but somewhere we must also start, you say. And then on the following pages will lead you through learning the correct principles of swing, so to throw down the foundations to build a solid and efficient swing, perfect in practice field, where maybe we got to work together.

If you’ve already seen my video Swing Skills (if you haven’t done so I advise you not to miss it, find it here) you will have learned how important some “key concepts”, call them secrets, call them what you will, but it is important that every swing respects certain fundamental conditions.



Improve Your Golf With Science Mirror Neurons

Looking at the image you were infected you too from a yawn?

Here is this is not the reaction that causes the golf or House of Golf but today we speak of mirror neurons and how science can improve your golf. Thinking of applying science of neurons to mirror the golf might seem something exaggerated, something the prerogative of great professionals who play golf for work at high levels, but in fact today we explain why this science can be applied to simple golfers Sunday.

On the PGA Tour Jordan Spieth leveraging mirror neurons, science apart from its innate in the sport, managed to climb the world rankings and get up in the first place, what are you waiting to impress all members of your club?

But we try to better understand how science works of mirror neurons in order to understand how you can apply to our golf course.

When you watch a person doing something: to clean the floor, move your arms, a swing on a golf course; the same sequence of neurons (or at least some) in your brain is activated as if you were making that move.

So you can understand that, see a player on the field before you drop a putt can help you with the right confidence and perception to post your next shot on the green.

Mirror neurons, science can be applied to golf or perhaps already you do, don’t believe us?

You are in the field and without even realizing it when you play with good players you apply the science of mirror nueroni to golf, Yes, because seeing play other golfers better your commitment will be greater, your trust in strokes will increase while instead games with golfers who do not take seriously the game, this adversely affect your performance on the pitch. Did it ever happen?

One tip is to always play with better players than us, watch them do their routine, their swing and maybe even our golf will benefit.

You can operate the mirror neurons science even comfortably seated on your Chair in the living room, watching the pros play on tour: first tries to find a player with your own rhythm, it is useless to take as an example the players with different characteristics from your.

I’m sorry but for the next step I have to disturb the chair, get up and watching television run some practice swing trying to do your rhythm you’ve just seen, now if you wife or your girlfriend has not yet kicked you out of the house can see you and finish watching the tournament.

The next day, when you’re at the club, looking for a ride to the field with a good player of your circle, absorb from him his routine before the coup and his positiveness, his approach focused on the ball, his concentration for duration of the blow without distractions.

Uses mirror neurons and the principle of Association to improve your golfing mind, good ones, bad shots and clears remembers trying to view the hits, then obviously imagine is not enough.

The basics of swing, lessons with the teacher, the practice are all things that should not be removed in your path to become a good golfer but get help from imagination, mirror neurons, from the beginning of mental Association and golf.

What do you think, any philosophy or you have already had occasion to apply this science in the field without knowing his name, I’m curious to read your comments on the subject.

How To Get Started?

Maybe you don’t know it yet, but golf is for you: get captivated by the beautiful game in the world, as they have already made millions of people, just like you, anywhere in the world.

You can spend your time outdoors, in a healthy environment in all directions and you’ll make lots of new friends.

You want to know the origins of golf?

To respond to the most frequently asked questions of those who, like you, want to get started:

As you know, the game is to hit the ball and send it into the hole in fewer strokes.

Each course comes with a number of holes of different length, sometimes with obstacles to be avoided which may be water (ponds, ditches etc) or sand (bunkers).

Depending on the distance of the desired goal, you’ll use different sticks: the Driftwood for strokes longer and shorter shots and irons for short shots.

All sticks that you play are numbered and the number corresponds to a more or less open angle of the clubface. With the 9-iron, for example, the flight of your ball will have a much higher trajectory (and then the ball will do a shorter distance) than the 4-iron.

Near the hole you will find an area with particularly shaved grass (green) and there you will use a particular stick, called “putter” to run the last (or the last shots), by rolling the ball in the hole.

Once started, golf can be a competitive sport and also to varying degrees depending on your age, your talents and time that you will spend.

All golfers remember the day when they started:

don’t get caught by shyness and don’t think I’m inadequate!

First, choose one or more golf clubs, preferably near where you live, they have facilities that cater to your needs and which correspond to your expectations; the button “search circles” can help you choose.

Presented so fearlessly to their Voicemail and ask what are the initiatives and promotions available to newcomers to the membership of the Italian Golf Federation.

If the reception is not welcome and will not be given all the information in a clear and comprehensive change social club, that club doesn’t deserve you!

Golf For Everyone Indeed Only For Those Who Want to Try It!

Have you heard of golf for everyone?

The answer is almost certainly no, of golf when it hears dimly insiders, let alone by those who golf sees it from the outside, the communication is nothing if not non-existent while preconceptions about the sport are wasted. I am the owner of House of Golf, we are a golf site and inevitably biased, but today I will try to make it clear to those who still do not practice this sport that isn’t all snobby, wealthy aristocrats and bored grazing in a meadow green.

Yes, because for many, golf is seen this way, as a pastime purely for wealthy or well-off, but also in Italy in recent years golf has changed, have changed the cost and have changed the people attending the clubs.

I love this sport ever since I watched all the episodes of the cartoon all pitch in with Lots 80 and over the years I have always dreamed of adventuring, in those years that golf was a sport more difficult to approach even from an economic point of view and in fact I kept dreaming.

Then over time the dream became more real, I started to inform me about golf, I joined a circle for asking prices and found that the costs were similar to many other sports that I like tennis or skiing, that the environment was anything but snobs and that many preconceptions that they feel from the outside in many golf clubs no longer exist.

Sure there are and maybe there will always be a certain level of golf clubs, but to give you a concrete example how many of you that maybe you are playing tennis I ever went to play at Wimbledon? How many of you playing football have ever trod the soil of Maracana or Bernabeu? Do we really have to want to play in the more expensive ones or snob?

This is also true for golf, especially in some regions as Piedmont where I live, where the choice of golf courses is wide and varied in quality and maintenance, but also as prices because there are different offers to accommodate all those who want to approach to golf.

There are regions where the golf courses can be counted on the fingers of one hand and then the costs are inevitably higher. But now I will try to get you to understand why you should try playing golf?

He thinks he’s in a park surrounded by nature, a few minutes drive from the city, surrounded by greenery and silence, far from the noise of city traffic or Office. It’s a sunny day, maybe you took a leave from work during the week, the golf course is sparsely populated, it’s just you, the golf ball and the scenery around you.

If you’re a golfer and you came across a similar situation, I’m sure you’ll understand the feeling that I try to convey, if you’ve never played golf well then I’m sure I’ll figure it out, you can’t imagine the feeling only how you feel, you have to go into a field to figure that out.

What other sport allows you to make yourself from the outside world for 3-4 hours?

Yes, because usually this could be the time for a round of 18 holes golf bag cart backed with pitch, which also help to improve circulation and train the body, but if you’ve got less time you may play just 9 holes or do some practice.

Play golf for me is like being on vacation, during that time spent in field work problems and the stresses of everyday life for a moment they disappear, of course the golf doesn’t do miracles, stepped through the gate of the Club go back to real life.

But playing golf recharges the batteries, allows us to temporarily disconnect from the stress of everyday life and it’s fun, sure if you think you beat always the field or that everything is simple and straightforward obviously is not so.

If you play golf already tell me how was your approach to golf for everyone, but if you don’t play golf again why don’t you subscribe and leave a comment explaining why you haven’t started, what’s stopping you?

How To Properly Strike With The Wood From The Fairway, 3 Wood And 5

Fairway woods can be used off the tee that from the fairway when you must make a long shot to get closer to the green.

Many players find that hitting a 3 wood off the tee is easier than with the driver, but technically much more challenging than a fairway iron. The shots with the fairway woods both require a similar technique with just a few changes, and learn it well worth as both accuracy off the tee is the distance from the fairway are crucial to a lasting success on the golf course.

The key to playing one good shot with the wood from the fairway is figuring out when the bat reaches the lowest point during the swing. Swing with a more open iron reaches the lower part right after the ball, which is why the players hit the ball before the Earth, creating a slight root ball. On the other hand, the driver reaches the lowest point of the arc just before you hit the ball; many good players pulling long drive hit the ball with a slightly upward trajectory. A fairway wood needs to reach the lowest point almost right at the point of impact, so the player hit the ball and touches only lightly on the ground later.

You should try not to make big clods with wood. Because the face is slightly open, it is not easy to raise the ball with them.

The technique

Addresses with feet shoulder-width apart and the ball positioned a few centimeter more towards the left foot, to help the wood to hit with the right angle the ball.

You have to keep good balance when executing the back swing. You should avoid moving the weight back and forth during the swing. You should try to keep the weight 50/50 on each foot during the swing.

A soft rhythm is essential for a successful shot. It is important that the shot is clean so the wood can be closed face as efficient as possible and can help the ball to stand up well.

The ball must be struck at the lowest point of the movement. This you will get holding the ball slightly more towards the left foot. You will hear that the ball will be hit by sweeping softly the grass or the tee. If the swing is executed correctly, the bat will narrow slightly the Earth after the impact from the fairway, but almost nothing in the shots off the tee.

We must not be tempted to lift the ball using your hands. You sweep the ball, pulled up from swing, and you end up in a position as balanced as possible.

For more control, you take the ¾ cm wooden lower. This will add control but could decrease the distance.

If you learn how well the technique will improve by far your shots from the fairway.

Golf Lessons: Guide for Newbies

This guide is meant to be a reply to questions from newcomers to golf for the first time.

What is the purpose of the game? What differentiates the golf clubs? What are the poles needed to pull the first shots?

The game of golf:

The game takes place on the path of holes, usually a round of golf is on the length of 18 holes, although some races, for example those of the professionals, were held in several days (72 holes in 4 days, i.e. 18 holes per day). Each golf hole though is a chapter to itself of the game, in fact all the holes have a departure and an arrival green, within which lies the sound hole. The aim of the game is to start from the starting area and with a series of shots bring the ball in the hole, less strokes you make better).

The golf holes have different lengths, it starts from 100 meters up to 550 meters. The different length means that the holes are classified according to PAR that indicates the ideal number of shots to make the hole. The golf holes are then PAR 3 (100-220 meters) PAR 4 (220-440 meters) PAR 5 (440-550 m).

Given the different distances to do with various twists in the story line of the pit we can say that every golf shot should have as a goal to achieve the target that will from time to time remote place and in a different direction.

Before we see how to give direction and strength to hit to reach the target we must understand how they get the golf clubs.

The golf clubs:
The golf clubs are many and some many different from each other, are numbered, but they all have the following characteristics:

  • LOFT: is the angle of the clubface, i.e. the angle between the clubface and the vertical to the ground, the more the stick is tilted and the higher the flight of the ball and vice versa. Each stick varies the angle depending on the number.
  • SHAFT: is the barrel of the stick can be of steel (more precise, but heavy and difficult) or graphite (lighter and easier, helps pull further away). Each stick varies in length depending on the number. The longer the stick and farther you can pull the ball using the most leverage.

Some examples:

  • Irons: irons set normally runs from number 3 to number 9. The number 3 is the one with less LOFT and a longer SHAFT, then you will pull away and with a trajectory very tense. The number 9 is the one with more LOFT and with the shorter SHAFT making you pull up and short.

All those in the Middle have these two characteristics that vary gradually in one or other direction depending on whether you approach the 3-iron or 9-iron.

  • Woods: even Woods 2 features vary depending on the number, but have a scale. Are still longer than the ferri (both as SHAFT that so how shooting) because their head is more voluminous than the needle.

Special sticks:

  • Pitching Wedge: or Pitch or PW, is an iron and is to be considered as if it were the number 10 of scala dei ferri, then makes you pull taller and shorter than the 9-iron. Conventionally numbered instead of being called so.
  • Sand Wedge or Sand or SW, is an iron and is to be considered as if it was the number 11 of scala dei ferri, then makes you pull taller and shorter than the PW. Conventionally numbered instead of being called so, takes its name from the fact that it is what you use to get out of bunkers, obstacles with sand (sand).
  • Putter: or Putt, is that stick completely different from others, what I remember sometimes a stick mini-golf course and in fact serves to try to roll the ball onto the green and into the hole.

What sticks need to start:
Let me start by saying that in many cases, if you start with a master, he’ll give you everything you need to practice, but if you want your first equipment you could take:

  • Iron: maybe a number 7, easy enough, halfway down the staircase, preferably with graphite SHAFT.
  • Sand: to start making even small strokes approach to pothole.
  • Putt: to start practice to send the ball into the hole.
    The spending should fluctuate between € 70 and € 140, although there are many offerings, including online, send even less or spending a little more, but to have more standard equipment (carrycot, other irons etc..).

Now let’s return to the play of the hole
Did we mention that each shot must try to bring the ball to the target and this is every time and in different direction:

  • for the distance: I choose the most suitable stick based on my scale of distances, it is true that they are more or less sticks to pull away, but each of us according to your physical and technical capacity will get the different distances from each stick.
  • for direction: choose by aligning the body before playing the shot. The body goes adressato (aligned) in front of the firing line (line from the ball to the target), putting all the lines of the body (shoulders, hips, feet etc ..) in parallel to the target line. So if the entry is correct, the ball will go towards the target.

I hope to date have clarified the ideas on some basic concepts of the game, I also hope that, if you have not already done so, there is the urge to try them out, then.

Where to try the first time?
– I advise you to contact a practice field, because it is generally easier to access them even with very low costs.
– visit the website of entered into in order to find the structure that is most comfortable for you.
– try your local facilities those who organize specific courses or lessons for beginners.

What are the costs?

  • classes range from just over € 10 per hour for some group courses (here for example) up to 25-35 € for an individual lesson.
  • the balls of the driving range (fixed positions from which to pull the balls to learn and practice) cost an average of 3.00 € for 50 balls.
  • costs of access: very dependent structure choice, in many practice fields are not paying anything (only for balls that will roll) or at least some they do charge a fee of around € 5.

What is it the first time?

  • comfortable clothing, polo shirts and trousers, possibly appropriate to the season to not get too cold or hot.
  • walking shoes or sneakers, preferably not too smooth-soled Brogues and.
  • the sticks as I said in the majority of cases are provided by the master.

This article is a guide was inspired by suggestions and questions to one of our readers, so if you have questions or need more info, don’t hesitate to contact us!