Golf Course Communities in the Tampa Bay Area

The Gulf Coast of Florida in the Tampa Bay vicinity has the most pristine coastline and premium beach real estate that just cannot be duplicated elsewhere. The spectacular, natural landscapes and clear, warm Gulf waters have made this area, also known as the Sun Coast, popular for tourists and for those moving to Florida. Golf has long been a popular pursuit for Floridians and visitors. Recognizing this, the State of Florida provides a plethora of golfing opportunities throughout its sun drenched territory for golfing enthusiasts to enjoy, and the Tampa Bay area of Florida is no exception. With more than 70 golf courses located throughout the Sun Coast of Florida, tourists and residents can utilize the wonderful sand and surf …

Golf Betting Has Its Risks And Rewards

Probably the only thing more difficult and frustrating than gaining a degree of proficiency at playing golf is trying to make a buck betting golf. As the PGA Tour tees it up for the start of another season this month, it’s a sober fact of betting that no matter how you slice it—-into the rough, into the water, into the woods, beyond the hazard—-earning a profit through golf betting may be the most absurdly arduous and unrewarding task facing a prospective sports bettor. Consider that if you place a future book wager on a major tennis tournament where there are 128 entrants, such as Wimbledon or the US Open, your choice has to beat just seven players. The other 120 …

Golf And Zen – Chapter 2

About Golfing Zen: This is the second in a continuing series of short essays dealing with the application of Eastern spiritual philosophy to your golf game. The surface intent is that, as you apply the ideas, your golf and your enjoyment of the game will grow. However there is also an underlying motive: as you are able to see gains on the course, you’ll then be moved to alter your approach to life as well. Today’s Topic: The Fundamental Truth In these articles, I’ll be simplifying as we talk about the Eastern philosophies, and this topic title is a good example. Buddhism actually opens its doors with The Four Noble Truths. The first of those is that our experience is …

How The Golf Channel Can Help Your Game

If you’re tired of golf instruction magazines, check out the Golf Channel (TGC) cable station and its popular Web site (www.thegolfchannel.com). Available through cable, satellite, and wireless companies, the TGC offers enough instructional material to more than satisfy both the beginner and the scratch player. The Golf Channel The Golf Channel is the brainchild of Joseph Gibbs and Arnold Palmer, who co-founded it in 1991. It offers a unique blend of golf information, news, features, and instruction. The Golf Channel offers TV specials, documentaries, celebrity interviews, movies, video tours, lifestyle segments, and original programming, including Golf Central, a nightly golf news show and What’s in My Bag. They also have a series focusing on golf equipment, accessories, and manufacturers. It …

How To Find Your Perfect Golf Club Grip – The Secret Behind Super Swing Success

So you want to be one of those super swing machines? Your golf club grip can make or break your game. Get back to basics on the driving range and take some time to find the perfect fit for you. The flight of the ball is directly related to the way you place your hands on the club. What are the most popular golf grips? 1. The Baseball Golf Grip Although not preferred by instructors, the Baseball or Ten Finger technique is the most natural one to use when taking up golfing. It doesn’t involve interlocked fingers and is a simple hand over hand method. If you are right handed, this hand will normally be placed at the bottom. The …

Family Fun Golf Destination:Alexandria, Minnesota

As you leave the Twin Cities area and drive northwest on Interstate 94 about 2 hours you come to the beautiful west-central Minnesota town of Alexandria. Along with the statue of “Big Ole” the Viking in the downtown area to greet residents and visitors there are also many wonderful lakes around the area. There are seven golf courses in and around the Alexandria area. You’re sure to find a golf course that’s a perfect fit for your group to enjoy! · If you are looking for a weekend getaway from the Twin Cities or if you are planning a week long vacation from another part of the country the Alexandria area has a lot to offer you for a Minnesota …

Combine Travel And Golf On Your Next Holiday

The United States is renowned for its golf courses, and you can take advantage of this on your next vacation. Why not explore one of the best American courses when you take a holiday? If you are enthusiastic about the sport, then a golfing vacation is right for you. America is replete with deluxe golf courses for you to enjoy. Many resort towns across the United States offer all-inclusive golf holiday packages for those who want to combine their favorite sport and their holiday. Places like Orlando, Las Vegas, Hilton Head, Phoenix, and Myrtle Beach cater to the golf tourist. Expect to be soiled by beautifully-manicured greens and luxurious hotels overlooking the courses. If you are unfamiliar with these resorts, …

Clubhead Speed Or Power, Which Comes First In The Golf Swing?

A question for the ages in relation to the golf swing. Golfers around the world are familiar with the term clubhead speed. It is the rate at which the golf club is traveling at impact with the golf ball. Golfers are also familiar with the term power. They know that power is directly related to clubhead speed. Knowing the connection between the two, which comes first? Clubhead Speed and Power in the Golf Swing Take a moment to answer the question; which comes first, clubhead speed or power? Write down your answer and continue reading. Before we answer this question, let us do a quick review of both clubhead speed and power. Clubhead Speed Again, we understand that clubhead speed …

Clone Golf Clubs- Are They Worth It? Part 2

Less Risk- More Cost- Go to a Certified Club Maker/Fitter This is the best approach to obtain high quality clubs that are right for you personally. It is also the best way for most golfers to improve their games. The cost savings you would achieve in the other approaches will be gone, but you will have high quality clone golf clubs that fit your swing. Do top PGA Tour players use off-the-shelf standard clubs? Not on your life. Even though they endorse certain brands and use clubs from their sponsors, those clubs have been modified and customized for each player. If the best players in the world need to have their clubs customized for their individual swings, wouldn’t it benefit …

Cleveland Golf Putters

Cleveland Golf is more famous for its lines of wedges and wood clubs, but they have an interesting line of putters as well which offer a nice variety of choices even though they only have about a dozen models in their latest offerings. Cleveland Golf Putters GM2 Exchange Product Line These putters are the latest in the high end of the Cleveland Golf Putters lines. Their particular unique feature is a set of exchangeable weights that offer the golfer the opportunity to customize the clubs and account for different conditions or to compensate for certain tendencies in his or her putter stroke. That is, if a golfer tends to hit putts short, more weight can be added to have the …