The Right Ball

**NotUsedGolfBallHave you heard about the new magazine “Ladies Links Fore Golf”? If there’s one thing we love, it’s finding great resources that help better our golf games and our lives. LL4G seems to do just that. Take a look at their website where you can view a full-version of the magazine, read helpful blogs and more. While you’re there, be sure to check out the blog post “Do You Use the Right Golf Ball?” by Teresa Zamboni, LPGA Class A professional. She says:

Most golfers use whichever ball is in their bag or ones that they find on the course. The golf ball makes a big difference in your game…. The perfect ball would give us good distance off the tee and great feel around the greens. Only you can determine this, so take the time and experiment to see which golf ball suits your game. There is one that is best for you!

This brings up a great question: what ball do you use? Are you a Precept lady? Or maybe Titleist is more your style? What made you choose the ball you did?

Summer Reading List

Summer is near, especially for all you college students out there. Soon enough it will be the perfect time of the year to kick back, lay at the beach and catch up with friends. While enjoying the rays, also be sure to enjoy a good read. Here are a few books we recommend for your summer reading list…some will even help better your golf game even as you soak up the sun:

Pretty girl at beachBooks for Golfers:

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose: How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player
by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson with Ron Sirak

The Game Before the Game: The Perfect 30-Minute Practice
by Lynn Marriott and Pia Nilsson with Ron Sirak

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
by Bob Rotella with Bob Cullen

Think Like a Champion
by Donald J. Trump

Book for parents of golfers:

Parenting Your Superstar:
How to Help Your Child Balance Achievement and Happiness

by Bob Rotella and Linda K. Bunker

Books for fun:

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Open: An Autobiography
by Andre Agassi

Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Harper Lee

So what’s on your summer reading list?

Q&A: Golf Bag Necessities

Have questions you’re dying to get answered, but were too afraid to ask the veteran players? Don’t sweat it. Here is a basic, but important question that every beginner (and beyond) has pondered at some point.

iStock_000012390655XSmallQ: So what exactly should I put in my golf bag?

A: The first step to ensuring a good golf day is to make sure you are fully prepared, which includes properly packing your golf bag. What should you include? Golf balls, tees and ball markers, of course. But don’t forget little things like Band-Aids, bug spray, antacids, sunscreen, lip balm, rulebook, first aid tape, hair ties, gloves, water and a snack. It’s also a good idea to pack an umbrella and a lightweight jacket just in case the weather turns while you’re rounding the back nine. Even a deck of cards to help waste time during a rain delay is a good idea. Oh, and did we mention extra balls? You never know when that water hazard will sneak up on you.

Have your another question…or three? Let us know what they are and we’ll get you an answer. Also, be sure to visit our Q&A page for a few more helpful tips.

Golf Tips and Techniques Via YouTube

Whether you are a seasoned pro or new to the game, every golfer can use a few good tips. We have compiled a list of four YouTube videos that can help improve your mental game, swing and putting. Plus, we threw in a blooper video just for fun. Take a look, try the tips and see how your golf game can improve.

wedgegrooveBe sure to share your own tips as well. Have a masterful way to beat the sand trap? How about a proven technique to add distance to your drive? We’d love to hear it!

3 Mental Tips to Improve Your Game
Swinging Within Yourself
Basic Putting Techniques
Golf Bloopers