Blog: "Practice Makes Perfect"

  • Six Ways to Master Your 50-80 Yard Golf Shots

    Many golfers dread the 50-80 yard lob wedge shot. So much, in fact, that they'd rather lay up to 100 yards, even though statistically they'll score better from a shorter distance -- if they can master the shot. But with any shot that requires less than a full swing, we can get a little nervous and jerky. Below are six keys to mastering the shot.

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  • Home Golf Simulators Will Give You Your Fix!

    This late-February/early-March stretch until spring can seem like it takes forrrrrrrreverrrrrrr in many parts of the country!  But it's not too late to enjoy the benefits of a home golf simulator. In a matter of days you can receive it, set it up, and begin playing on famous golf courses, practicing, or gathering data on your swing.

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  • What if You Want to Hit 100 Yard Shots into Your Artificial Putting Green?

    Well, in the case that you have a lawn large enough to hit longer shots into your outdoor putting green, you can do it! Just go with sand fill.  Most people purchase a putting green to practice putting and chipping, and they choose nylon because it putts more true. 

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  • What You Always Wanted to Know About Artificial Outdoor Putting Greens

    We know that purchasing an outdoor practice green is a significant investment and installing it can take some time and effort. So as we begin to take on this product and offer it to you, it seems a good opportunity to address some questions you might have.

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  • An Interview with Rypstick Inventor Luke Benoit

    Luke Benoit was appreciative of our preview of his product in a previous blog post about new practice and training equipment at the 2021 Merchandise Show. But he was quick to add that the company offers a free fitness analysis as well as a swing analysis. This is one way the company differs from other overspeed/overload products.

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  • The Puttist: An Intriguing New Product from the 2021 PGA Merchandise Show

    I'm intrigued by the Puttist. It's not a new product. At least not in Korea. But it hasn't had a lot of exposure in the States. It seems to increase the efficiency of practice, offer indoor practice when access to the outdoors is impossible, and help golfers develop muscle memory in their putting strokes.

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  • Something for Every Golfer: A Preview of the PGA Merchandise Show

    Normally the PGA Merchandise Show gives product reviewers the opportunity to try out the latest TrackMan simulator or expensive golf gadgetry that most of them could never themselves afford. Then they write authoritative articles on those products. But this year’s version of the show will be remote.

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  • When it Comes to Shopping for Golf Products How Good is Good Enough?

    The sky is the limit, pardon the tired but very true statement, when it comes to golf shopping. I'm going to lay aside golf clubs. It's not what this store sells. There have been a small number of major technology advances in golf equipment over the decades and a few minor ones over the years. 

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  • The Real Origins of "The More I Practice the Luckier I Get" Quote?

    This site attributed the quote that we're using as a tagline or motto, if you will, to Arnold Palmer. He was fond of saying it. But that doesn't mean he was the first to use it. So who did coin it?

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  • My Original Red Bag Shag Still Going Strong

    Madewell (a fitting name for this company) guarantees its Original Bag Shag for ten years.  But mine has lasted much longer than that. I've had my red ball picker since I was a kid. I'm in my mid-fifties now. I've probably made tens of thousands of ball pickups. Perhaps more. These bags don't come with meters.

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  • Valuable Advice I Got from Bob Rotella on My Golf Game

    Dr. Bob Rotella grew up seven miles from where I did. He went to the same college where I got my master's degree. And he played in a local four ball invitational tournament regularly with his father that I played in for many years.  "Dr. Bob" has worked with Tom Kite, Ernie Els, Davis Love III, Brad Faxon, Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke.

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  • Practice Equipment Perfect for High School and College Golf Coaches

    I had the honor of coaching a high school golf team for 11 years. We won two state championships and three runner-up titles. We played at a little nine hole course on a beautiful lake nearby the school.  

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