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The Cursing Nun

Cursing Golfing Nun

A nun is sitting with her Mother Superior chatting. "I used some horrible language this week and feel absolutely terrible about it," the nun said.

"When did you use this awful language?" the Mother Superior asks.

Answered the nun: "Well, I was golfing and hit this fabulous drive that looked like it was going to go 280 yards, but it struck a phone line hanging over the fairway and fell straight down to the ground only 100 yards from the tee."

"Is that when you cursed?"

"No, Mother Superior," says the nun. "After that, a squirrel ran out of the bushes and grabbed my ball in its mouth and began to run away."

"Is that when you swore?" asks the Mother Superior.

"Well, no," says the nun. "As the squirrel was running, an eagle came down out of the sky, grabbed the squirrel in his talons and began to fly away!"

"Is that when you swore?" asks the amazed elder nun.

"No, not yet. As the eagle carried the squirrel away in its claws, it flew near the green and the squirrel dropped my ball."

"Did you swear then?" asked Mother Superior, becoming impatient.

"No, because the ball fell on a big rock, bounced over the sand trap, rolled onto the green, and stopped about six inches from the hole."

The two nuns were silent for a moment.

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How to Drive a Golf Ball Further and Straighter

How to Drive a Golf Ball 1

3 Tips to Drive a Golf Ball Further and Straighter

Cobra Golf Men's 2019 F-Max Superlite Offset Driver

1. Select the Right Driver

Huge advances in driver technology have been made in the past few years.

One of the important factors is loft. Sir Isaac Newton invented the branch of mathematics known as the differential calculus in the late 17th century to calculate accurate trajectories for cannon balls and it still applies to golf balls today.

Loft is the angle that the driver's club face makes to the vertical lie of the golf ball as it strikes it.

If you have an older golf driver, it will probably have a loft of 7 or 8 degrees.

A modern driver, as well as being made of higher technology materials, will have a loft of somewhere between 9 and 11.5 degrees, including half-degree graduations.

10.5 degrees seems to be the sweet spot for most average players. It will get the ball into a nice trajectory that gives maximum distance coupled with increased accuracy.

If you have an older driver, consider upgrading to one of our recommendations HERE (opens in new window).

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Women’s Golf Shoes

Wear the Best Women's Golf Shoes You Can Afford

Even if You Wear Nothing Else!

A lot of the success or failure at golf comes down to confidence.

If you KNOW that your drive is going long and straight, if you KNOW that you are going to sink that 10 foot putt, then you are more likely to.

As the saying goes "If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

And confidence is affected by a number of factors, including equipment. Have you got the right club for the situation? Not only the course, but for you personally.

But it's also dramatically affected by how good you look and how good you feel. And one of the most significant aspects here is the shoes that you're wearing. Do they look good? Do they anchor you firmly to the ground. Do they hold you in place for the duration of your swing, from start to finish? Are they comfortable to walk around in? And will they still be giving you good service in 6 or 12 months time?

That's why we say "wear the best women's golf shoes you can afford."

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2020 Best Golf Club Irons for Women

Our Best Golf Club Irons for Women

Cobra Women's 2018 F-Max One Length Golf Iron Set

Cobra Women's F-Max One Length Golf Iron Set

These are Amazon reviews from genuine purchasers of this iron set:

"Bought these for my wife (after owning one length myself) and she absolutely loves them. For someone looking to simplify the game so it is more enjoyable these are most definitely worth the money, and then some."

"Bought for wife as a relatively new golfer. Being new to the game she had mentioned the idea of one length prior to knowing about Cobras one length. They’re good quality, durable, perform well for slow swing speeds. They have a lot of help low in the head getting the ball up in the air. I’d definitely recommend."

"I have never seen her practice so much. Hitting balls in the net in the back yard; making a big difference on the course!"

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2020 Best Golf Club Irons for Men

Our Best Golf Club Irons for Men

Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's Launcher CBX Iron Set

Cleveland Golf 2018 Men's Launcher CBX Iron Set

These are Amazon reviews from genuine purchasers of this iron set:

"Can't say enough about these irons. First off they look great. Played a couple of rounds already and they look great and feel even better. Never hit a 4 iron with such a beautiful ball flight. Just great clubs period!"

"I shall start with this I Love These Clubs!
For a Mid to Low Handicap player these clubs will give you all the Feel feedback you will ever want. They can be a little low on the spin rate that they will put on a ball but the flight path on standard shots will make up for slightly lower spin rate. The irons work well when using different shot shapes and the 4 iron be lofted at 20° works really well for stingers.

If you are in the market for a new set of Irons before spending around $200-$300 more for a set comparable Taylormades, Callway, and Ping try these clubs just the feel from striking a ball may change your mind."

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It’s About the Swing, Stupid

Golf Swing Video

In a FREE presentation, you'll learn how Terrence Thomas taught himself to regularly launch 300-yard tee shots by doing the OPPOSITE of what most golf pros teach.

And he did it using a simple, easy-to-learn and instantly effective secret few golfers will ever know. These golf swing tips for distance guarantee you'll be launching long, gorgeous accurate drives on your very next tee shot. Without even trying.

If you truly love this game, you'll want to watch this FREE presentation right away. In it, you'll learn the golf swing tips for distance that can add 40-70 yards or more to your golf swing. Getting distance you could only dream of.

It's the New Secret Weapon of all "Less-Than-Athletic" Older Guys.

You, me, your golf buddies, all of us are sitting on an amazing payload of unused power.

Power that's hiding in your back muscles, your arms, all the way down through your legs. If you can walk across the room without falling over, you can access this hidden power.

It's just that no one knew HOW to access your hidden power.

At least until now.

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The Substitute

Cardinal and Rabbi in Golf Carts

The Pope met with his cardinals to discuss a proposal from the prime minister of Israel.

"Your Holiness," said one of the Cardinals, "The Israeli prime minister wants to challenge you to a game of golf to show the friendship and ecumenical spirit shared by the Jewish and Catholic faiths."

The Pope thought it was a good idea, but he had never held a golf club in his life. "Have we not," he asked, "a cardinal who can represent me against the leader of Israel?"

"None that plays golf very well," a cardinal replied. "But ..." he said, deep in thought, "what if we offered to make Jack Nicklaus a cardinal? We can offer to make him a cardinal, then ask him to play the Israeli prime minister as your personal representative. In addition to showing our spirit of cooperation, we'll also win the match."

Everyone agreed it was a good idea. The call was made. Nicklaus was greatly honored and agreed to play.

The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of the result.

"I have some good news and some bad news, Your Holiness," said Nicklaus.

"Tell me the good news first, Cardinal Nicklaus," said the Pope.

"Well, Your Holiness, I don't like to brag, but even though I've played some pretty terrific rounds of golf in my life, this was the best I have ever played, by far. I must have been inspired from above. My drives were long and true, my irons were accurate and purposeful and my putting was perfect. With all due respect, my play was truly miraculous."

"There's bad news?" the Pope asked.

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2020 Best Golf Books

Our Best Golf Books: Learn to Play Your Best Golf

Ben Hogan's Five Lessons

Ben Hogan's Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

These are Amazon reviews from genuine purchasers of this book:

"I'm a novice golfer that has been away for the sport for several years. Getting back into it I wanted to find a resource that took a simple and direct approach to the golf swing. I think I have found it. In a sea of technology, social media marketing and five steps programs to driving the ball 300+ yards, this book gets right down to business and what the golf swing is really all about. If you take the teachings and then go online and see the many slow motion videos of Mr. Hogan's swing, then you can really see how it all comes together. And the illustrations in the book are very effective and well done too. I'm a visual learner, so that was important to me. Lastly, I'll say that I love the way this book is written. Somehow it seems to give you a sense not just about the swing, but about the man behind perhaps the most beautiful swing in golf history. Very beautifully executed book."

"Hogan's book is a short, but comprehensive analysis of the golf swing. His stated purpose of giving the average weekend golfer the tools to develop a repeatable golf swing has, in my opinion, been met. The fundamentals he espouses are few, and simple enough to implement without causing one to overthink. I found his views about grip and stance, and their importance in setting up the rest of the swing, particularly helpful. If you're a student of the game, this book is a prerequisite before reading the multitude of expert analyses of Hogan's swing that are available elsewhere. The advanced golfer interested in developing his/her knowledge of shaping shots and ball flight won't find information here. But if you're like me and want to develop better consistency of contact with all your clubs and eliminate anxiety as you stand over the ball, then this book is for you."

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2020 Best Golf Putters

Our Best Putters for Men and Women

S7K Standing Putter for Men and Women

S7K Standing Putter for Men and Women –Stand Up Golf Putter for Perfect Alignment –Legal for Tournament Play –Eliminate 3-Putts

These are Amazon reviews from genuine purchasers of this putter:

"I am shocked. I bought this putter against my better judgement, imagine buying any club without testing it? Not me. But, I figured it might confirm my alignment and then I’d return it. Well, it didn’t confirm my alignment, it corrected it. And the feel of the club is much better than its “look”. Result, I am putting better, my playing partners are not happy, but I sure am."

"I purchased the S7K after watching a review by Rick Shiels golf video. This putter is supposed to help with alignment and holding the putter correctly. It does do that, and I am already finding that the putter head helps with starting the ball in the right direction."

The only negative about this putter is the foam like handle. I found it to cause my hands to feel very uncomfortable. I am older and use a larger putter handle on my old Odessey putter. So, after putting with the S7K for two rounds of golf, I had the handle replaced with a larger putter handle, and that has helped me with the comfort of using the putter. However, the putter doesn’t stand up on its own in some positions on a non-level green. So, I guess it was designed with that handle in mind."

"I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered the putter, but I was not ready for how much I love this thing! Probably shaved 6 or more strokes off my round the first time I used it! I read that it's legal, but honestly, it shouldn't be - it's too good to be legal!"

"Man, this thing is amazing. Took it to the course for the first time yesterday. Several 10 to 15 footer and almost a 35 footer. I have not put like this ever. Now if your issue with putting is line up (my case), this is it, you will put like pros. Other issues like pulling or pushing still would be a problem but not so much. The head is heavy and help with that a little bit. I usually don't write reviews, but this putter deserves my 5 minutes. Yes, I have tried lots of putters including new Spider, new Two balls , I line, name it. I was fitted twice and never put like I did yesterday. Can't wait to take it back to the course. Not sure about a foam grip but I will live with it."

The manufacturer says:

PERFECT LINE EVERY TIME: Close to 80% of putts are missed before you even start your stroke and poor alignment is to blame; Using the S7K golf putter you set the putter behind the ball and then step back to check your alignment from behind and down the line instead of looking over the ball and to the side; You will see in an instant if you are misaligned so you can correct it and take a confident stroke.

STANDS UP BY ITSELF, EVEN ON SLOPES: Other standing putters claim to stand on their own but struggle on uneven lies and imperfect green conditions; The S7K was meticulously tested to stand by itself even on slopes and in a light breeze; Just set it, check it, stroke it, sink it; Quickly start drain more putts from all over the green.

BUILT-IN IMPACT POSITION & STRIKE DOT: The S7K stand up putter has the perfect setup built right in; Once it’s aligned just place your hands on the grip and take your stroke, no adjusting the angle of the shaft. Plus the impact strike dot tells you exactly where to focus on contact for consistently solid putts; Perfect alignment, setup and impact give you extreme confidence in your putting.

EXCEPTIONAL FEEL, BALANCE & ROLL: The S7K’s ultra-light grip and shaft transfer tons of feedback to your hands, enhancing your speed and distance control; You will enjoy a buttery feel and sweet sound at impact, plus the best sound of all, the sound of the ball dropping in the cup; The S7K practically swings itself and rolls pure; Never miss another easy putt inside 10 feet.

LEGAL FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY & 1-YEAR MANUFACTURER WARRANTY; High-quality construction backed by unbeatable one-year manufacturer warranty against defects.

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How to Improve Your Putting

Improve Your Golf Putting

The Correct Putting Posture

Correct Posture for Golf Putting

As the professionals say "drive for pleasure, putt for profit." Over and over again you see golf matches won or lost by the quality and consistency of the putting. This applies to your local round of 4 as much as to the big national and international championships. One of the biggest mistakes amateurs make is not focusing on achieving the correct posture for putting.

They are either hunched over the ball or they stand very tall with their eyes nowhere near the line of the ball. If you want to improve your putting, start with having some flex in the knees and a tilt from your hips so that your eyes are then over the ball.

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