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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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Don’t Aim For The Apex!!!

Don’t Aim For The Apex!!!

Hey, Quite The Chap here for GolfersRX. This is the starting line for my putt, and I’m sticking to it…maybe…possibly…now I’m not sure…in today’s video don’t aim for the apex. I think that when we’re reading our putts, a lot of us find the high spot of the putt, where it’s going to break…the apex […]

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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 on the green?

Golf Rules 2019 – What’s new on the green?

Golf Rules – New on the green. Hitting the flagstick (Rule 13) Previously, the flag had to be tended or removed as the ball was not allowed to hit it when putted. Now, hitting the flagstick is without penalty, which means you can always leave the flag in the hole. Good to know: Statistically speaking, […]

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New Golf Rules 2019

New Golf Rules 2019

As of 2019, the new golf rules apply worldwide. It is the most major revision of the rules of golf for more than 30 years. New Golf Rules 2019 We have summarized the 20 most relevant rule changes in a video for you. Yves C. Ton-That, international rules official and author of the award-winning bestseller […]

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Smash Factor – What is it?

Smash Factor – What is it?

Smash Factor is the relationship of the clubhead to the golf ball velocity. Put more simply; the smash factor is the relationship of the clubhead speed to ball speed. The USGA has limits on the speed a golf ball can leave a clubface. In general, this limit is a ratio of 1.50. This means that […]

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