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The Top 5 Brands in Women’s Golf Fashion

Posted by Alison Lillie on Jul 18, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Women’s golf fashion has come a long way over the years. Now more than ever, women have a variety of options to choose from before they head out to the links. Although female golf attire has come a long way, most pro shops around the globe still skew toward providing mostly men's gear. If your local club does not have an appealing selection, check out super stores like Roger Dunns and the PGA Tour Superstore, or shop online from a retailer or brand's website. Be sure to look for the 5 brands that are listed below! They are my top picks for the best brands in women's golf fashion, each of them combining style and function. Read on below for more information--because you know what they say: if you look great, you'll feel great and play great! 

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How to Get the Most out of Your Golf Practice

Posted by Alison Lillie on Jul 13, 2016 11:00:00 AM

When it comes to golf practice, I’ve found that many people don’t know how to go about it in a way that will help them improve. It takes more than mindlessly hitting balls on the driving range to become a better player. Golf is all about having a well-rounded game so that you can minimize your mistakes. This means putting as much time into your short game as your long game. Some would even argue that shots from 100 yards and in are the most important, since they separate those who can score from those who can’t. It wasn’t until I began playing Division I college golf that I really learned to get the most out of my practice sessions, thanks to my coach who told us that it is important to always have a plan, and to remember that quality is what matters, not quantity. Here are some golfing tips that can help you get the most out of your practice session and improve your golf game.

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Junior Golf Tournament Tips that Will Help You Earn A College Scholarship

Posted by Alison Lillie on Jul 5, 2016 9:32:34 AM

When you are a junior golfer or the parent of a junior golfer, college recruiting can seem like a confusing and murky process. How do you know what coaches are looking for, and more importantly, what kind of tournaments do they want you to play? Take it from a current Division I college player, it’s not easy navigating the process. Hopefully this article can give you some helpful tips on how to plan your summer golf tournament schedule strategically in order to attract college coaches and earn a college golf scholarship.

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Topics: Junior Golf, Avid Golfers, summer golf

Sharpen Your Golf Game with These Drills

Posted by John Hughes on May 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Perhaps you are struggling to make improvements to your game recently, or maybe have you been setting goals and falling short of them. Or maybe, even though you may be an avid golfer, your game just isn’t as sharp as it used to be and you want to get back to where you were. Well, we’re here to help. If you are willing to put in a little practice time, these techniques can help you play much better golf.

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Want to Truly be an Avid Golfer? Attack Each Day Like This

Posted by John Hughes on May 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Great golf doesn’t just happen, and mere practice isn’t enough. Make no mistake: Practice, practice, practice...it certainly helps. But there’s more to it than that. An avid golfer lives the game all through the day, continually creating a mental image of the next stroke.

What does the avid golfer’s day look like?

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7 Golf Swing Basics That You Need to Practice

Posted by John Hughes on May 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM
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How Your Golf Community Adds to Your Enjoyment

Posted by John Hughes on May 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Golf is an individual game, but it is not a loner’s game. From the outset, the golfer has a competitor to play with and against.  In the greater sense, though, golf is in good measure a social experience, especially at a golf club, where players form a community amongst themselves.

With shared interests and a unified set of values, a golfing community can generate a sense of belonging. This experience of being part of a community ultimately drives greater enjoyment of the game.

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7 Mental Aspects that Can Help You Play Your Best Golf

Posted by John Hughes on May 6, 2016 8:34:47 AM

All golfers struggle with their swing from time to time, even the greats. This can happen for a variety of reasons both physical -- such as injuries or aging -- and mental. It’s the mental aspect of playing good golf that golfers struggle with the most:

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What Does An Avid Golfer's Typical Day on the Course Look Like?

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 20, 2016 6:46:46 AM

For the avid golfer, a typical day on the course begins long before the ritual lacing up of the golf shoes, before the warm up on the range, and the stroll to the first tee. For the truly passionate player, the typical day begins at the beginning, with thoughts towards the round, possibly over that first blessed cup of Joe. From there, his day proceeds in three stages: Getting ready, playing the game, and reflection.

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8 Traits of an Exceptional Avid Golfer

Posted by John Hughes on Apr 7, 2016 11:41:20 AM

One of the driving forces of regular golfers is to lower their score. One could say a golfer is never 100% satisfied with his or her game, even when they shoot a great score. So how is success in golf best measured? One doesn’t have to hoist a trophy or cash a paycheck to be an exceptional golfer. For many of us, it's not enough to just play the game on a regular basis. We want to be good at it. According to the USGA, 25.1% of golfers with an official handicap have an index of 10.0 or better. That's 1 out of 4. So what does it take to become one of those single-digit golfers?

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