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Best Ball vs Scramble: Differences, How Tos, & Tips

Best ball and scramble are NOT the same. Best ball: Each player plays their ball as usual, but the lowest player’s score is recorded as the team’s score for each hole. It is most popular in 2-person teams competing in a foursome. Scramble: Each player plays their ball, but the captain chooses the best ball to play. Then, each team member hits from that spot, and the process repeats. It is popular with teams of 4 or more and is great for beginners. In both best ball vs. scramble formats, only one score is recorded on the scorecard, but both

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7 Things To Do With Old Golf Balls

Donating your golf balls to a local junior program is the best thing to do with your old golf balls. You can also sell them, use them for practice, or for various crafts and purposes. My junior career was built on golf balls donated to me by the local driving range. Old golf balls are great for beginners because they last longer than most expect. The average golf ball will last ten years before being relegated to one of the more creative recycling ideas listed below. Since golf balls can not decompose in nature, we must do our part and recycle

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Average Golf Club Distances: Charts for All Skill Levels

Interested in knowing how far you should be able to hit a ball with a specific club? We found out. Here are some estimated golf club distances a newer golfer could aim for: Driver: 225 yards 3 Wood: 205 yards 5 Wood: 190 yards 4 Iron: 175 yards 5 Iron: 165 yards 6 Iron: 155 yards 7 Iron: 145 yards 8 Iron: 135 yards 9 Iron: 125 yards PW: 120 yards SW: 90 yards Your distances will vary, and I advise clients to hit the range with all of your clubs to find your exact distances. Read on because you

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What Size Golf Clubs Do I Need? Complete Guide + Charts

The standard-sized golf clubs are made for men 5’9″ to 6’0″ tall. If you’re taller than 6″, you’ll need clubs that are 0.5-2″ longer. If you’re shorter than 5’9″, you need clubs that are 0.5-2″ shorter than the standard length. To know the right golf club size, refer to my golf club length-to-height chart or use the wrist-to-floor method. Buying the right-sized golf club is crucial for your golf game. While a shorter golf club can ruin your posture and potentially cause back pain with excessive bending, a too-long one can affect your golf swing and ball contact. In this article,

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3 Wood vs 3 Hybrid: Differences, Pros, Cons

A 3 wood is meant for distance, while a 3 hybrid is meant for accuracy. The longer shaft and lower loft of a 3 wood produce a low penetrating ball flight, perfect for those wanting extra yards. The shorter shafts and larger heads of a 3 hybrid produce easy launch, perfect for those who struggle to hit long irons accurately. High handicappers may struggle to hit a 3 wood, but most will be able to use a 3 hybrid. Remember: Using the wrong club could mean you never reach your potential. And as I’ve explained to hundreds of students, knowing

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What Driver Loft Should You Use? (Full Chart Based On Swing Speed)

A 10.5° golf driver loft is ideal for beginners and most golfers. If you’re new to golf or have a slower swing speed, a driver with a higher loft will suit you better. A higher loft driver is more forgiving since getting an upward attack angle is easier. Less loft allows you to gain more distance and less spin. Generally, the faster your swing speed, the less lofted driver you need. I see many golfers play with the wrong driver loft, which hurts your drives. The lofts in drivers usually range from 8° to 14°. To help you visualize, I’ve

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Can You Golf In The Rain? Tips & Gear

Yes, you can play golf in the rain, provided the conditions are safe. While playing during lightning, heavy downpours, hail, or strong winds is not advisable, light to moderate rain is generally manageable. Competitive golfers often play through downpours. However, while there are benefits to playing in the rain, there are also several drawbacks to consider. As a PGA Professional of 15 years and a golf industry veteran of 27, I have often had to play golf in wet conditions, so don’t miss any of these tips. Tips For Golfing in the Rain Rain Gear is a Must-Have The best

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How Long Does A Golf Tournament Last? Pro & Amateur

PGA Tour events usually last 4 days, with each golfer playing 18 holes daily. It usually takes a pair of golfers 4 hours to complete 18 holes. LIV Golf and Ryder Cup tournaments are only 3 days. At the same time, most charity golf tournaments are just 18 holes played in 1 day.

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What Is A Good Golf Handicap: Data Reveals Where You Stand

A good golf handicap for beginners starts at 28 for men and 36 for women. Most amateur golfers have a handicap between 14 and 20, so they shoot around 90 on most golf courses. At the same time, the average pro golfer would have a handicap of +5 to +8. But average golf handicaps vary, so to understand where you stack up, especially in tournaments, you’ll want to read the full post. When I’m talking about handicaps with my new golfer buddies, most are clueless, so after reading, you might be the smartest guy in your group. Read on to

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How Much Do Caddies Make At The Masters?

A caddie in the PGA can become a millionaire. Even the middle-of-the-pack golfers make millions, which means some of that money goes into the pockets of the men and women carrying the golf bag. But how much do caddies actually make? And how much do they make at the PGA’s most high-profile tournament? How much do caddies make at the Masters? Caddies in the PGA average 6 to 10% of their golfer’s total winnings, including in the Masters. The average Masters winning golfer makes $3.24 million, which means the highest-paid caddy can make $324,000. While the 40th-place golfer who made

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