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15 Ways to Play Better Golf on a Budget

15 Ways to Play Better Golf on a Budget

It’s funny how some wealthy members at country clubs (yes- we know there are exceptions) aren’t interested in improving their golf games, yet many golfers who play at different public courses would give an arm and a leg to shoot even par.
Although we’re not in the position to make an accurate assessment of causality, we can relate to those of you who just don’t have the funds to buy the best golf equipment, practice at the nicest practice facilities, and play at the nicest courses.

The bad news…
We can’t teach you how to make money.
The good news…
We CAN teach you how to play better golf on a budget and offer you the best (and original) Golf Membership Discount Club on the Grand Strand!

1. Sign up (or just take a FREE Test Drive) with MyGolf at www.MyGolfNUS.com

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2. Save Your Golf Grips/Learn How to Re-Grip Your Golf Clubs

First, if you are prone to switching grips often, learn how to save them rather than cutting them off every time you want to change.
Also, learn how to re-grip your golf clubs in general. It will save you the $1 or $2 fee for re-gripping at the golf store, not to mention the gas price of driving to and from the store.
There are lots of sites and YouTube videos showing you how to re-grip clubs, as well as several other clubmaking and refinishing techniques. It comes at a small price, but will save you loads of money down the road. Lots tutorials can be found scattered across the internet and deep in golf forums, so choose what works for you.

3. Build Your Own Set of Golf Clubs

Going off the last point, if you have the clubmaking skills to do so, we would recommend building your own set of golf clubs. By “building,” we mean purchasing each of the components separately (grips, shafts, ferrules, tip weights, butt weights, clubheads, etc.) and then putting them together.
By purchasing separate components, you can save tons of money.
Don’t forget, sometimes, you can find some unbelievable deals on Ebay.

4. Learn How to Sell Your Unwanted Clubs on Ebay

This is a great way to recover some money from the clubs that you no longer use, and sure beats the cringe-worthy trade-in offers that you’ll get when reselling to a golf store.

5. Set up a Home Practice Area

One of the best ways to improve your golf game while saving money is by setting up a home practice area. Once set up, you will have a space for endless improvement that doesn’t require any additional expenses, or gas money.

6. Make Your Range Practice More Realistic

If you are looking to save money and improve your golf game, quit buying the extra large buckets of balls at your local range! You really don’t need that many golf balls to get better.
If you want to change your golf swing, practice the motions over and over in front of a mirror, or use a video camera/ smartphone to record your swing and then take what you’ve learned to the range. If you try to make changes at the range without someone watching you, chances are, you will make yourself worse, and walk away with an entirely different looking swing than you thought you were practicing.

7. Go to a Mini Tour Event

Something that 99.9% of golfers overlook is the opportunity to attend a Mini-Tour golf event. Watching professionals play is a great way to see what it takes to shoot a low score, but the majority of people think that attending a PGA Tour event is the only option.
The problem is, PGA Tour events cost hundreds of dollars to attend, and with the large galleries, it is often difficult to really see the action.
What if you could spend $10 and see guys who are on the verge of breaking through to the PGA Tour play? What if we told you that you would be able to follow any player you wanted for the entire round, and never have your view blocked by some 6’5″ guy in front of you? What if we told you that you might even get to speak to one of the professionals?
Well, you can!
The Web.com tour sells tickets for roughly $10, and you can see some of the best golfers in the world play!
Here is the Web.com Tour schedule.
Also check out this Wikipedia page, which lists the different mini-tours that you could follow.

8. Take Advantage of YouTube

If you need some words of advice, there are tons of awesome instructional videos on YouTube to learn from. That said, it is extremely important to be weary of bad advice, because thanks to YouTube’s low barrier to entry, just about anyone can create videos.
We personally enjoy watching PGA Tour clinics like so.

9. Visualize

One of the most beneficial things that you can do for your golf game is spend a few minutes in a chair or in bed at night visualizing the golfer that you would like to be.
The problem is, next to NOBODY actually has the discipline to do it.
If you want to separate yourself from the crowd, spend 10 minutes every few days visualizing the outcomes, the shots, and the thoughts that you want on the golf course. For more on this, We recommend purchasing the book Your 15th Club by Bob Rotella, and flipping to the section titled “affirmations.”

10. Write in a Golf Journal

Another great way to improve the game is to keep track of it in a golf journal.
By keeping a daily/weekly golf journal, you WILL start to notice trends in your game that you previously had a blind eye to.

11. Meditation

Meditation is always a great option for the busy mind.
On the golf course, it is extremely easy to let your thoughts get the best of you. Daily meditation allows you to treat your thoughts as separate entities from your mind, and allows you to separate emotionally from them when needed. This helps me handle my negative golf thoughts during a round much more effectively. If you want to get started with meditation, consider downloading a free app.
Not only will this improve your golf game, but your life in general!

12. Buy the Right Golf Clubs

There is nothing more frustrating than purchasing a set of golf clubs, and then finding out a week later that you don’t want them anymore.
Do your research!!!

13. Be Mindful of What Golf Advice you are Taking

Bad golf advice is costly.
So make sure that you’ve done your fair share of research before buying into a swing philosophy or teacher.

14. Use Himalayan Salt rather than Gatorade/Powerade

How much does a Gatorade cost at the golf course? $3? $5?
How many summer rounds of golf do you play where you purchase a Gatorade or Powerade?
A great alternative (cheaper) to Gatorade/Powerade is to use Himalayan salt. Just drop a pinch in your water on the course, and enjoy the electrolytes without the high cost and damaging sugars!

15. Bring Food for your Golf Rounds

Unless you happen to play at a golf course that serves good food at an extremely low price, one of the best ways to save money is bringing your own food. No sense in gobbling down a hot dog with chips for $5 if you could eat something 10x healthier for less than $2
Here are a few suggestions:
• Apple
• PB&J (on whole wheat)
• Cliff Bar
• Pretzels
• Trail Mix
• Beef Jerky

Best Golf Clothes During Hot, Humid Weather

You are bound to encounter a lot of challenges if you decide to play a round of golf during an extremely hot weather. You need to wear clothes that can keep you feeling cool, do not limit your swing, and follow the dress code of the course where you will be playing. Female and male golf players can choose from many different options from which they can choose from.

Shirts

Although cotton is an option that offers great comfort to the skin, a cotton shirt will feel heavy with sweat thus, causing it to stick to the skin of the person wearing it. If you plan to put on cotton golf shirts during a hot and humid day, think about getting brands that are specifically tagged as “moisture-wicking.” A certain variety for this type of cotton golf shirt is woven from cotton yarn, which has been treated to dry faster and take in less sweat. Cotton Incorporated, an American group of cotton growers, introduced a technology that is referred to as TransDRY, which is its registered trademark label. A few of the brands of cotton golf shirts, which labeled as moisture wicking, are tagged as “cotton charged.” The label means that these shirts will dry quicker compared to typical cotton. Be sure to read the labels as well as clothing tags to find out if the shirt you are considering to buy or use possesses this feature.

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Golf Tips for Beginners

Myrtle Beach golfPlaying golf is a basic requirement for most of corporate America.  It’s also one of the most popular past times and fiercely played sports.  Each year more and more men and women want to learn the game of golf or improve their handicap scores.  Even if you’ve been playing for years sometimes it requires that you return to the basics to learn to become a better athlete – at any sport.  Here are some intelligent golf tips for beginners to help them learn to play the game and, with practice, win.

At one point most golf pros taught the fundamentals of golf differently from club to club.  But with video technology and the ability to evaluate the golf swing accurately most are now teaching the same fundamental techniques because they’ve been shown to work – in the research lab and on the course.

As with any sport, the quickest and most effective way to improve your game is to study the pros and practice, practice and practice.  Practice develops your skill and technique while experience improves your judgment and ability.  You need both in order to improve your game.  Fortunately, MyGolf has a golf membership that will allow you to practice at local golf courses at a discounted price. These memberships can be for the week, a season or the entire year.

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Tips To Stay Warm When Golfing In Cold Weather

golf in North Myrtle BeachDo you love playing golf when it is warm outside? Howe about the cold weather? Does it prevent you from enjoying the sport that you really like? Worry no more! Provided below is a list of five tips to help you play golf even in the cold weather.

The first tip is to walk on the course instead of riding a golf cart. Of course, it is best to choose this option if it is possible. You will notice how simple walking could warm up your whole body. You will remain looser and also your swing will remain as good as it is supposed to be.

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Gear up For A Good Game Of Golf

golfJust like all the other kinds of sports these days, you also need to gear up with the most suitable equipment so you can play golf properly. This post will give you some good idea of the basic tools that you need if you wish to learn and play golf correctly.

For beginners, the primary golf tool is the golf ball. It is a dimpled little ball that is used in this sport. Golf balls are designed this way so that they will go far when driven by a golf club. The golf driver or golf club is another important tool when playing golf. It is available in different varieties since golf courses Myrtle Beach usually have several types of landscapes and different golf drivers or clubs are required to make the very best drive. Based on the landscape like grass, cement, or sand, a golf club is essential if you wish to make the perfect drive. Seasoned golf players typically have a case of golf clubs to accommodate their varying requirements when playing the game. You can find these items in most sports tool shops or golf stores. Some golf clubs are sold individually while others are sold in sets.

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Teaching Your Child The Basics Of Golf

golfJust like all the other kinds of sport, learning the fundamentals of golf should be done during the early years of life. Keep in mind that this kind of sport is technically dependent and it requires a flawless golf swing, which can only be obtained with lots of practice. Anyone who tries to play during his or her adult years will be at a disadvantage. Given that, you should know that kids and golf are a good match for children like watching and copying what they see on TV or the actions of their parent. Your kids might just discover that they want to learn golf if you bring them to a few tournaments or your next round.

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How To Get Your Golf Game Back On Track

golfHow often have you been at a golf driving range and was able to hit one shot after the other perfectly? “At last!” you would tell yourself, “I understand it, finally…I just cannot wait to play another round of round of golf!” You hurry home and noted down some key notes for yourself “definitive swing” as well as determine if you just adhere to the guidelines on that list, then you’re headed for golf fame and fortune. Shortly after, you play another round. After four hours of fat shots, slices, thin shots, shanks, and hooks later, you exit the golf course feeling frustrated. Throughout your round, you reviewed your big list of notes and nothing worked. You tell yourself, “how come I can’t I take my practice range along with me to the golf course?”

This situation has occurred to many of us, including tour golfers, teaching professionals, seasoned golfer, as well as amateur players. But, the primary distinction between the pro and superior golfers as well as inexperienced and newbie golfers is that once their golf swing unavoidably goes wrong, they don’t browse through a laundry list of golf recommendations to fix the issue. The golf guidelines that they to use, on the other hand, are relatively simple and it is a set of tested and proven golf suggestions to reduce the damage, loosen up the body, and also help you move through the round. It’s after the round that professional and advanced golf players focus on their swing techniques.

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Golf Tips To Help You Play Well Even When Under Pressure

golf packages myrtle beachAmong the most disregarded aspects of golf by novice players is golf psychology. There are only a few tips or drills that assist you in working on this quite crucial part of the sport.

Golf’s mental aspect can really make a big difference regardless of the golfer’s level of skills and it can assist you especially during situations that will place you under pressure. It could also help improve the game and make it much more exciting, which is, by the way, one of the primary reasons why a lot of individuals play golf…

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Public Vs. Private Golf Courses: Which One Is Better?

North Myrtle Beach golfIf you love to play golf, you might also be wondering if it is better to play at a public or a private golf course. Although there is a wide range of public golf clubs offering outstanding amenities as well as ground conditions, many people still prefer private golf courses, even though they have to pay a costly amount. There are several advantages linked to playing in an exclusive place such as private golf clubs as well as country clubs. Private golf courses are a quite different from country clubs in a way that they don’t require their players to pay for membership fees. As an alternative, guests hotels and resorts are given with exceptional advantages in getting these kinds of golfing amenities.

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5 Golf Gift Ideas

golfGolf items make wonderful gifts for both men and women due to the popularity of the sport in the United States. The National Golf Foundation said there were 26 million golfers in 2005, with 4.6 million people playing the sport for a minimum of 25 times per year. That was more than a decade ago. Imagine how many golfers we have these days. These players will surely love to get golf-themed gifts for any occasion. If you know a golf enthusiast, giving them golf gifts during holidays, birthdays and other special events is definitely a good idea. Provided below are five great suggestions that you might want to consider.

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Get Your Game On With The Right Golf Tools

As with all other kinds of sports, golf demands you to gear up with the very best tools so you can play the game properly. This post aims to give you a good idea of the basic golf tools you need to help you properly learn and play golf.

Golf Ball

For a newbie, the primary golf tool is, of course, a golf ball, which is a dimpled small ball used to play golf. They are dimpled so that they can reach far enough when struck by a golf club.

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Important Tips For Novice Golfers

Myrtle Beach golf courseFor many people, golf goes beyond just being another hobby, a man’s recreational sport, a country club activity. The game actually borders on obsession since a lot of its serious golfers frantically attempting to get good at the sport, and that is why both men and women wanting to be a part of this world should take note of a few essential beginner golf tips, because the game of golf is actually going to be quite a long journey. Compared to other sports activities, golf needs a considerably longer time to master even the most basic of levels, mainly because golf is by far the most technically challenging sport around. As a result, one can’t take shortcuts when it comes to playing golf, and that is why learning the fundamentals is a must for novice players.

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3 Myrtle Beach Golf Myths Debunked

Myrtle Beach GolfThere are many misconceptions circulating about Myrtle Beach golf myths. So, we decided to set the record straight. Here are three myths and the truth behind them.

1. A few Myrtle Beach golf courses forces package providers to add extra fees to your Myrtle Beach golf package if you want to play their course.

This is not true. The very first Myrtle Beach golf packages began during the late 1960’s. During the first few years, there existed just a number of golf courses that are available for such packages. The price to play a good game of golf was similar to every one of these golf courses. The hotels simply made an average price for golf and incorporated all these golf courses in their packages. They knew very well that the golf price would average itself out eventually.

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Golf Rules You Need To Know Part 2

North Myrtle Beach golfLet’s pick up where we left off last week. Here’s the Part 2 of the golf rules you should remember if you plan to play in a tournament.

Move Growing Things To Improve Your Position Or Lie 

It looks like you have a shot after seeing that your ball came to rest right under the tree. However, there’s that pesky limb that’s hindering your backswing. So, you’re thinking of breaking the branch off. Hold your horses! You cannot do that if you are playing a golf tournament. You absolutely cannot improve your ball’s lie or position. This rule prevents you from bending or moving fixed or growing things within your envisioned swing.

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Golf Rules You Need To Know Part 1

golf in North Myrtle BeachA relaxing game of golf in North Myrtle Beach is way different from competitive play; sometimes, it seems like it is a completely different sport.  With ternament play the tee boxes are set much further back and the green seems miles away. Rather than laughter and breezy chitchats, the atmosphere is tense. Also, and a tap-in putt looks way more than 2 feet.

Next you have the regulations

Most golf players follow an acceptable — a few might say generous — understanding of the laws of the game. Every single hazard is considered lateral, the rocks are tossed away from the bunkers, as well as gimme putts. Lots of gimme putts. To put it simply, the “winter rules”  method for the whole year.

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5 Tips On Teaching Your Kid To Play Golf

North Myrtle Beach golf courseGolf is among the best sports activities you could play with your loved ones. It gives lots of benefits to your children like having a quality time with you and your family and enhancing your children’s emotional and physical health. Playing on an actual golf course also offers a great chance for your family to discover and experience the outdoor as well as temporarily stay away from iPads and iPhones.

Playing golf with your child is both exciting and advantageous. On the other hand, it will require you to spend time and patience when teaching them how to play golf so they can truly enjoy the sport while helping them concentrate on the game.  There are many methods and skills that can assist you in handling this concern.

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Golf Equipment You Need To Start Playing

Golf equipmentIf it is your first time to play golf, you need to learn what golf equipment you have to purchase. To begin with, let us discuss the clubs, which are categorized into three groups. These are woods, putters, and irons. Each of these clubs serves distinct purposes and if a golfer wants to play the game properly, he or she has to determine which piece he needs to use to make certain types of shots. Therefore, prior to playing for the very first time, it is recommended for you to educate yourself on the functions of the specific kinds of gold clubs.

The woods in fact initially had wooden heads and that was where its name originated. They are used if the golfer wants the ball to go very far. A wood is the perfect golf club when making the first shot off the golf tee. This type of golf club is unique this way due to how its head is angled. The irons were given this name since their heads were metallic in nature. This type of golf club is used more during the middle of the game when the golfer attempts to move closer to the hole. Putters are extremely useful when it making short distance shots. This particular golf club works best if you need to make accurate shots. If you observe the games, these clubs are used on the putting green whenever a golfer wants to sink the ball into the hole.

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Tips To Stay Cool When Playing Golf In Hot Weather

hot weather golfYou don’t need to stay in the states of Florida, Arizona, and Texas to understand that golfing under the scorching heat of the summer can be dangerous to your wellbeing. Even the golfers from the Northeast whine about the rather high humidity, which they encounter during July.

Rather than stressing and complaining regarding the weather conditions, though, why don’t you stop getting upset and start loving playing golf in hot weather? All you need to do is follow these easy “Summer Golf for Dummies” methods to have a secure and fun hot weather golfing.

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Planning Your Next Golf Vacation

Golf Myrtle BeachFor the golf enthusiast, nothing is quite as refreshing as going on a golf vacation – regardless of the time of year. There is the chance to put work and other concerns to the side and focus on doing something that one enjoys. Of course, there are several different ways to plan a vacation that is built around the theme of golf. Here are a couple of suggestions that you may want to consider as you plan out your holiday.

If you are interested in finding a single spot to set up camp for the duration of your vacation like Myrtle Beach, then you may want to check into resorts that cater to golf enthusiasts. These types of resorts will usually have excellent courses that you can play, as well as a professional trainer that can help you with your game.  You get to play on your own schedule, as much or as little each day as you prefer. The pace for your vacation will be laid back and easy. Many find this to be the ideal combination of resting and enjoying a favored sport. By signing up for a MyGolf weekly membership, you say not only on golf but also on meals and accommodations.

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Why Should More Women Play Golf

ladies golfersIf there is one piece of guidance I could give today’s emerging company female, it would be to add golf as a capability in her networking regimen. The advantages are simply too palpable– both for her and her company.

Ladies still only represent about 20 percent of the U.S. playing golf population—a statistic that has remained steady since the beginning of the game. Business women need to learn the game and more businesses are encouraging their women managers and executives to play the game. Why?

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Better Golf Swing for Rotator Cuff Injuries

Golf SwingRotator cuff injuries prevail in golf due to the force and tension placed on the muscles through the swing. The rotator cuff belongs of the shoulder that assists to stabilize the whole shoulder and arm through movement. When golf enthusiasts are swinging at the ball, especially when they swing hard, there is a high level of stress put onto the rotator cuff. With time, rotator cuff injuries can turn up and be a pain for a golf player.

Lower Arm Rotation

When swinging the club, prevent rotating the club and turning the wrists through at impact. While it is important to have the face square at impact, it is essential to try to establish a swing with less movement when rotating through the ball.

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Know Where to Acquire the Best Golf Instruction

golf instructionGolf instructions will help the golfer improve their game. It is available in many different forms. Lessons and sources of information abound that can help you better your game. You can learn tips and imitate the moves of your golf idols by knowing where to get the lessons that you need.

Reliable Sources

Sources of knowledge for the improvement of your golf games can be found almost anywhere. The internet is one of the best sources of this knowledge. You can also purchase books, videos, magazines or enroll at golf instruction schools to polish your skills and help you play like a pro. There is even a site called Fiverr.com that will allow you to send them a video or your swing and a professional will analyze it for you. Check it out here https://goo.gl/EZDNtz

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How To Put Together the Best Family Golf Vacation Package and Enjoy It

Golf Vacation Package North Myrtle BeachMany of the worlds golfers plan their whole families getaway’s around their golf vacation package. Planning for this is a bit more complicated than when you are going on a golf excursion by yourself. However, by “thinking out of the box” it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Perhaps the most critical thing you must do is to ensure, whatever destination, you pick has other activities for your whole family. Let’s face it not everyone in your family wants to spend the whole outing playing golf. The quickest way to ruin the whole getaway is to leave the family sitting in a hotel when you go out to play golf. These tips should help you and your family enjoys the excursion successfully.

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Planning Your Myrtle Beach Charity Golf Events

Myrtle Beach GolfGolf is a great way to bring people together under the umbrella of a charity.  It has become almost a prerequisite for all of corporate America to play golf.  It’s a sport that transcends most socioeconomic strata.  You can play in the most expensive golf arenas or on a public course and basically, you’re playing the same sport.  Charity golf events give people the opportunity to play their favorite game and raise money for their favorite charity, all in the same day.

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