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Yoga Pants on the Tee Box

Yoga Pants on the Tee Box

Yoga Pants on the Tee Box Golf is one of the few sports where the fans dress like the players.  Far more involved and coordinated than wearing the team jersey of a favorite player.  The uniform for a golfer has become a fashion-conscious multi-billion dollar business. Fashionistas are seemingly everywhere on golf courses.  We have […]

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Attack Angle – Add Distance Without Swinging Faster

Attack Angle – Add Distance Without Swinging Faster

Gene Parente here from Golf Labs with an important lesson on attack angle and how a small adjustment in our ball position can lead to longer AND straighter drives. So what is the angle of attack? Well, we don’t hit a golf ball on a level or linear plane. Our swing path’s angle goes from […]

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Gym Equipment For Golf: Medicine Ball

Gym Equipment For Golf: Medicine Ball

What’s up, GolfersRx, Mark Williamson, the Golf Yogi. Today we’re talking about the medicine ball for golf fitness and how they can improve our golf game. We’re going to use the medicine ball to help us strengthen our balance in our golf swing and overall fitness for Golf. Medicine Ball for Golf Fitness The first […]

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Gym Equipment For Golf: Bosu Ball

Gym Equipment For Golf: Bosu Ball

What’s up, GolfersRx, Mark Williamson, The Golf Yogi here. I want to go through several things today with one of my favorite pieces of equipment in the gym. I use this with almost every client I work with. That’s a Bosu Ball for golf fitness. Bosu Ball Golf Fitness We’re going to set this Bosu […]

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Angular Velocity – Slow to Go Fast

Angular Velocity – Slow to Go Fast

Gene Parente here from Golf Labs, back with another Physics lesson on “angular velocity” we know you’ll enjoy. Slow to go fast! What does that mean? Most golfer’s first impulse when they pull the club back, just before they start the downswing, is to use all of their power. This causes you to jerk at […]

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Dealing with Loose Impediments

Dealing with Loose Impediments

USGA Rule 15 addresses dealing with “loose impediments” and is one of the most frequently used rules in our rural game. And it is one of the rules that has undergone a substantial change with the revision of the rules, which came into force in 2019. But let’s take things one at a time. Dealing […]

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Flagstick In The Hole – Yes Or No?

Flagstick In The Hole – Yes Or No?

One of the main USGA rule changes which came into force in 2019 affects putts – the flag may now be left in the hole when putting. However, this has led to controversy about whether the flagstick is more of a help or a hindrance to holing the ball. Flagstick In In an empirical study, […]

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Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in bunkers?

Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new in bunkers?

Golf Rules New in the Bunker Touching the sand in the bunker (Rule 12) Previously, touching the sand in the bunker before the stroke was not permitted, except for very few exceptions. Now, touching the sand incidentally is basically allowed, i.e., you are permitted to lean on your club. However, you are still not allowed […]

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Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new with accidental mishits?

Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new with accidental mishits?

Golf Rules New with Accidental Mishits Ball hits the player or equipment (Rule 11) Previously, a penalty stroke was incurred if the player hit himself or his own equipment. Now, this is without penalty provided it happened accidentally. Good to know: You are therefore not allowed to use your equipment or your foot as a […]

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