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Friday, August 31, 2007

Wanna Play Golf ?!!

Hey guys out there, you ever wanted to play golf. Its pretty simple. Its one of the coolest games to play to get you unwound during the weekend after a cumbersome week load of work.

You've seen it in the movies. You have seen your favorite film stars hold the club and whack the stick up in the air, in the most alluring machoistic fashion. And dont deny that you imagined yourself doin' the same thing at your place..!! Here are a few tips that I can give you to get you started with Golf .

To play the game of golf, a player will need a set of golf clubs, golf balls and a lot of patience. There are many varieties of golf clubs to choose from, and beginning players should make themselves aware of the choices available. Price ranges and quality are two important factors when purchasing golf clubs.

As a beginner, it's not a good idea to run out and spend a fortune on new clubs and equipment only to find out that you can't stand the game. Borrow a friends set to begin with, and as your game improves, consider purchasing a set that's right for you.
If you've already tried golf and decided that it's a sport you would like to continue, start with an intermediate set of clubs that suits your level of play. Golf shoes will help you with traction on the grass or mats at the driving range, but are not mandatory to learn the game.

Driver : This club is primarily used for teeing off on holes of long distances, Par 4s and Par 5s. It is a steeply faced club with not much loft, designed to drive the golf ball long distances at a comparatively low trajectory, also referred to as the 1-Wood.

The "wood" description is a bit of a misnomer since most of today's club manufacturers build their clubs out of such materials as Graphite, Kevlar, Steel, or Titanium. This club is affectionately known as the "Big Dog" and is the largest club in the bag.

Fairway Woods : These clubs are primarily used for hitting from the fairway, typically on Par 4s or Par 5s, where there is a significant distance to the green after the drive. The numbers for these clubs are usually 3, 4 and 5, each increasing in degree of loft as the number goes up. The 3-Wood is often used off the tee when accuracy is a must and distance is not important. Like the irons, a higher number club will be more accurate; a lower number club will hit the ball longer in distance.

Irons : There are three categories that we'll use to describe the irons. First, there are the "long irons": numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4. These clubs are used for long distances anywhere from 180-250 yards. Next, there are the "middle irons," which include numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. These clubs will be used for middle distances of 130 to 180 yards. Finally, we have the short irons that include the pitching wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge. These clubs will be used for short distances of 130 yards or less.

Putter : The putter is a flat-faced club primarily used on the putting green for putting the ball into the cup. It can also be used when the ball rests just off the green and the path to the hole is not obstructed.

I think that should do for now to get you started. So get your golf kit and rush to the grasses.

Happy Golfing !!