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Dealing With A Water Hazard In Front of the Green

As a golfer, your job is often just as much about avoiding peril as it is trying to get the perfect shot. Most of the best golf courses around the globe are considered as such because they pose a level of challenge and difficulty that others simply do not. Steep inclines, sand traps and wooded sections are all common, but if there’s one thing we’re constantly being asked for help with is when water is placed in front of the green. There’s no easy, one minute trick to mastering this difficult shot, but there are a couple of options open to you when you find yourself with this fearsome shot to deal with. So, without much further to do, join us as we explain how to handle a water hazard in front of the green.

Read more on our latest blog post at http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/instruction/trouble-shots/dealing-water-hazard-front-green

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Do You Need To Have a Chipper In Your Golf Bag?

At Snainton Golf we’re forever being asked questions about golf. Whether it’s technique or club selection, if you can think of it we’ve been asked it. One question that we’ve seen repeatedly asked though is regarding the golf chipper. Sworn by for some and reviled for others, the chipper is a curious beast, but one that we consider essential.

Read more on our latest blog post at http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/instruction/short-game/need-chipper-golf-bag

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A Difficult Decision - How To Choose The Right Golf Clubs

Whether you’re a beginner to the sport or an experienced and seasoned player, there is always a worry that you’re not using the right golf clubs.

On some days everything feels right and you’ll be playing to the best of your abilities. But on others, you might feel incredibly uncomfortable and play really badly. There is a chance it just isn’t your day or it could be that you’re using the wrong equipment. So, with this in mind, here is a quick guide on how to choose the right clubs.

http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/general/difficult-decision-choose-right-golf-clubs

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Is Golf Still Seen As A Rich Mans Sport?

According to many people, golf is a rich mans sport. This is because the equipment required to play is sometimes very expensive to buy, while the additional accessories are endless. What’s more, club memberships can be quite exclusive while golfers themselves often drive luxurious cars and have well paid jobs.

Unfortunately, this puts several people off taking up golf as a sport or hobby because they feel it’s too expensive. However, this is quite an out-dated and old-fashioned view of this accessible and enjoyable pastime for several reasons.

Read more on our latest blog post at http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/general/golf-still-seen-rich-mans-sport

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How To Avoid Topping The Ball When Driving

Not only is topping the ball rather embarrassing, your damaged self-esteem will be compounded by a terrible drive that doesn’t go very far. Although it is an issue several players face, even the professionals are guilty of topping the ball from time to time.

Just like any fault or flaw a golfer may have, there are various ways you can try and stop this from happening.  But it will usually be down to a problem with one of your fundamentals. Your address position could be off, your posture may be inconsistent or you could be suffering from the common yet often fatal reverse pivot.

It may well be a combination of these things too. So, let’s look at how to avoid topping the ball when driving.

http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/instruction/basics/avoid-topping-ball-driving-2

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How To Start Golf Again When You Haven’t Played For A Few Years

From an increasingly hectic work schedule to a busy family or social life, there are various reasons why you might not have played golf for a few years. However some things never change and the thought of getting back onto the fairway is an ever- present temptation.

Even so, it is natural to feel a bit apprehensive about gripping an iron or putter for the first time in a while. What’s more, you’ll no doubt want to recapture the same level of proficiency you were at before. But irrespective of these fears or concerns, here is how you can get back in to playing golf.

http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/instruction/basics/start-golf-havent-played-years

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The Importance Of Golf Shoes For Your Game

When it comes to buying new golf equipment or accessories, you really are spoilt for choice. From clubs and clothing to bags and balls, the possibilities are endless. However, it is surprising just how many players don’t invest in a good pair of golf shoes.

If you haven’t thought about upgrading or improving your footwear, you may not realise that they can bring about a plethora of benefits. So how important are proper golf shoes? And what features should you look for?

Read more at http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/general/importance-golf-shoes-game

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Golf Pros Create Massive Back Spin – How Do They Do That?

If you’re a fan of European Tours and The Masters, you’ll have noticed that the pros have an uncanny ability to hit a shot that lands 20 feet beyond the pin but rolls back to within just a few feet of the hole. This is all down to the amount of backspin that’s put on the ball. Contrary to belief, there is no magic formula for perfect back spin – a lack of back spin is usually an indicator that you’re not striking the ball with a decent descending blow, so look at that first.

Secondly, although it’s not essential to understand how backspin works, it helps to understand how a specific technique can alter the way a golf balls spins.

Read more on our latest blog post at http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/instruction/basics/golf-pros-create-massive-back-spin

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Titleist DT SoLo Golf Balls Product Review

Picking the right golf ball can do wonders for your game. Just as clubs are all different offering different levels of feedback and performance, golf balls do too. But while clubs can be mastered and are easier to test out, golf balls are more difficult to get to grips with, which is why golfers tend to spend a lot of time testing out different balls.

Today we’re taking a look at the Titleist DT SoLo Golf Balls, which are mid-range golf balls which cost £14.99.

http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/reviews/accessories/titleist-dt-solo-golf-balls-product-review

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Tips For Recovering From A Wet Lie In A Bunker

If you’re playing in damp/wet conditions, the worst thing you can do is land in the bunker. Not only will this peg your hole score back, but recovering from a wet bunker can be nigh on impossible for players who don’t know how. Today we’re going to be taking a look at the wet lie in a bunker shot, with tips to recover effectively.

http://www.snaintongolf.co.uk/blog/instruction/sand/tips-recovering-wet-lie-bunker
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