What Types of Grasses Are Planted on Golf Fairways? by Joe Miegoc, Demand Media

A typical fairway with mown stripes. This article is one of our editor's top picks this month. A fairway is a closely mown area where tee shots are designed to land. The Rules of Golf cover the term fairways as areas "through the green." Fairways are cut by specially maintained mowers and often reflect linear or checkered patterns for aesthetic impact. Geography, Maintenance Issues Geography and maintenance affect the types of fairway grasses that golf course builders choose. Cool weather in parts of the country make certain types of grass better suited for use while warm weather and dormancy in other areas of the country affect fairway grasses. Weather in the Northeast, for example, would not permit types of grass that need constant warmth to thrive, while dry, hot conditions in the South also determine the type of grass that would thrive in fairways. And there are even conditions such as heat, moisture and winter damage that make a combination of grasses the best fit. Southern Grasses Heat and dry conditions in the South play a large role in fairway conditions, so a durable grass such as...

Fastest Way to Get Better at Golf by M.L. Rose, Demand Media

Even the pros get help. Before he won the 2012 Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger Woods practiced under the watchful eye of his swing coach, Sean Foley This article is one of our editor's top picks this month. While some golfers are content to play occasionally, many become instantly hooked on the game and try to slice strokes off their scores as quickly as possible. While patience is a virtue, there are proven ways to maximize your golf potential in a relatively short time, if you're willing to work. Take Lessons If you have money to spend on golf, invest in lessons before purchasing that new set of clubs. Golf writer Harry Hurt recommends a three-step plan when seeking instruction: Make a commitment to improve your game, find a professional teacher, then follow through on your commitment. If you’re a new golfer, a teaching pro can start you off with the correct fundamentals. If you’ve been playing for awhile, your instructor can smooth out your rough spots. If you don’t know any golf pros, the safest...

Ideas to Promote Your Company at a Golf Tournament

Any sign at a golf tournament may provide a sponsorship opportunity. Golf tournaments often provide good opportunities for sponsors eager to put their names in front of an audience whose members tend to earn above-average income. Local companies may generate goodwill by sponsoring a charitable event, while major corporations can gain television exposure via sponsorship of a professional tournament. Whatever their budgets, businesses can gain attention at large and small golf tournaments in numerous ways. Sponsor the Tournament Sponsoring a golf tournament will put your company’s name everywhere, particularly if the deal includes making your business name part of the event’s title. Your company’s name and/or logo will appear on programs, banners and signs and will be mentioned repeatedly by tournament officials and, you hope, members of the media who cover the event. Tournament sponsorship on any level is not likely to be cheap. At the top level, it will cost at least $7 million to sponsor a PGA Tour event. Sponsor Part of the Tournament If your company can’t afford to sponsor an entire tournament, you may wish...

Instructions for Proper Swing Mechanics in Golf

If your swing mechanics are correct you'll hit the ball squarely at the moment of impact. More Articles Watch a pro golf tournament on TV carefully and you’ll likely notice numerous variations in the players’ swings. Take some lessons from different golf teachers and you may receive a variety of advice. The bottom line is that there are different ways to swing a golf club and each player must find the swing that suits his body and his game. But it’s always a good idea to begin with the fundamentals before making any adjustments. Step 1 Begin the swing by moving the club steadily backward along the target line, while lifting it only slightly -- “low and slow” is the oft-repeated advice of numerous golf instructors. PGA Tour pro Chris DiMarco says to imagine that your left hand (for a right-handed player) “is pushing the club away from the target” as you begin your backswing. Step 2 Raise the club while rotating your hips so your back is to the target. Jack Nicklaus suggests that...

How to Cure an Inside-to-Out Golf Swing

Proper alignment is key. An inside-to-out golf swing is any swing in which the club swings to the right of the target line. Golfers with an inside-to-out swing can push the ball out to the right, or hook the ball to the left. Poor alignment, too much shoulder or hip turn on the backswing and a downswing with too much hip slide will cause an inside-to-out swing. To get the club swinging down on the correct path you need to set up properly, have the proper shoulder and hip turn and rotate your hips toward the target as you swing down. Get these fundamentals down and you can straighten out your game. Step 1 Set up to the ball with your hips and shoulders parallel to your target line. Your club face should be pointed directly at the target. Turn your left foot slightly toward the target to promote turning your hips on the downswing. Your right foot should be perpendicular to your target line. Step 2 Swing the club...

Technique for a Proper Golf Swing by Sharon Penn, Demand Media

l Frequent practice on the range or course will help to groove the proper swing techniques over time. A good golf shot begins before you even touch the ball . As you approach the tee, look at the flag and visualize your tee shot. Then begin your pre-shot routine, which should include a check of your grip , your posture and foot position. Align your club and your body to the pin, think positively, and whack the ball with enough club speed for a high-quality golf shot. Items you will need Golf clubs Golf balls Step 1 Have a golf professional recommend the correct grip for you. Most golf pros use the overlap grip, with the little finger of the right hand resting between the index and second finger of the left hand. For beginners, juniors or women with small hands, the side-by-side baseball grip may produce better results. Grip the club between the first and second joint of the index finger back to the pinkie. The heel...

What Is the Difference Between Right & Left Hand Golf Clubs?

This article is one of our editor's top picks this month. Rule 14-1 of the Rules of Golf says the ball “must be fairly struck at with the head of the club ." Golfers cannot effectively swing a club the way you might swing a croquet mallet or use a pool cue. They must stand on either the right side or the left side of the ball relative to the target, which means the club head must be shaped for either a right-handed player or a left-handed player. If a right-handed player tries to swing a left-handed club from his normal position, he’ll hit the ball with the back of the club face. Club Components The only difference between right-handed and left-handed golf clubs -- other than putters -- lies in the club head. Neither shafts nor grips are built specifically for a right-handed or left-handed player. In other words, a right-handed club head may be attached to any shaft to create a right-handed club. Putters are exceptions to this rule because putter shafts may be bent....

10 Best Swing Tips Ever!  By Staff

1. Keep Your Hands Low Limiting the height of the followthrough will effectively reduce the height of your shots. The lower the hands, the lower the ballflight. Moving the ball back in your stance or choosing a stronger club and trying to swing easy are other ways to accomplish the same thing, but they're less reliable and more difficult to execute. Instead, keep your hands low in the finish (compare the two photos at right), and the trajectory of your shots will be lower. 2. Give Your Spine The Forearm Make sure you're on-plane at the top of the swing to guarantee solid ballstriking and increased accuracy. Notice in the photo at left how my right forearm is parallel to my spine, my left wrist is flat and my elbows and arms form a tight triangle. These are indications that I've rotated my shoulders into the backswing perfectly. 3. Use Your Body For Power Every good golfer knows that power comes from the body, not the arms. To learn to power the club...

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