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Golf Bag Full of Clubs
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Golf Ball in the Cup
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Golf Ball in the Cup
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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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2022 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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2022 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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Have You Ever Duffed Your First Shot?

Duffing Your Tee Shot

It was a sunny Saturday morning, a little before 8 a.m., I was on the first hole at The Oaks of St. George Golf Club and beginning my pre-shot routine, when a piercing voice came over the clubhouse loudspeaker:

"Would the gentleman on the woman's tee back up to the men's tee please!"

I could feel every eye on the course looking at me. I was still deep in my routine, seemingly impervious to the interruption.

Again the announcement: "Would the man on the woman's tee kindly back up to the men's tee."

I simply ignored the guy and kept concentrating, when once more, the voice yelled, "Would the man on the woman's tee back up to the men's tee. please?!?!"

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2022 Discount Ladies Golf Club Sets

Discount Ladies Golf Club Sets

Callaway Women's Solaire Complete Golf Set (11 Piece)

Callaway Women's Solaire Complete Golf Set (11 Piece)

These are Amazon reviews from genuine purchasers of this discount ladies golf club set:

"My game changed for the better. I have been struggling with golf for sometime but with these clubs I have found peace . My drives are straighter and longer and I achieve these with ease. I actually won a few kittys as well. I love Love Love it. Did I mention that the 5&6 are hybrids? My game is on fire now."

I had been using my girlfriend ‘s old beginner set for a year, finally decided to get my own. Love my new set, light weight, hit far and looks sharp! $200.00 less compared to price at Golf Mart. Very happy!""

"Very nice set of clubs. I have a set of Cobra clubs that I love but they were standard length and felt too long. I bought this set because it was labeled petite but unfortunately it was the same length as my standard set of Cobra clubs. I am 5' 2" which is at the lower end of the petite range and perhaps this set is designed for the higher end of the range. I returned these and had my "standard" set of Cobras custom fitted. Based on my height and arm length they cut off 1 inch from my driver. Made a world of difference when it comes to control. Long and straight!"

"Love these clubs. After over 20 years using my old Jan Stevenson’s what a difference!! Light as a feather but they kick butt."

"Very light, my first set of good clubs (others I had were used and beginner). So far only tried at the driving range and I was hitting further and straighter. The seller indicated as used but they were all shrink wrapped and looked new to me."

"Recently upgraded to the set from a beginner old school iron set and very happy. Shots improved. Light weight, comfortable clubs that go the distance. Enough pockets on the bag, easy to carry, stands up without out kick stand and is stylish. Immediate compliments."

The manufacturer says:

Premium Design.

Complete Course Coverage.

Premium Putter.

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2022 Best Golf Club Sets for Men

Our Best Golf Club Sets for Men

Callaway Men's Strata Tour Complete Golf Set (16-Piece)

Callaway Men's Strata Tour Complete Golf Set (16-Piece)

These are Amazon reviews from genuine purchasers of this complete golf club set:

"Better than expected pleasantly Surprised on the quality for the price."

"Absolutely Fabulous
Reasonable price for 1st set of clubs."

"Needed new clubs. Packaging was great. Very secure. So far, I have had no problems, I have hit over 300 balls and the clubs look great. The driver is in great shape no dents or cracks. I hope I have not jinxed my clubs."

"The set is very light and the straps are very comfortable. The Driver takes some getting used to but all in all this is a great set for amateur golfers."

"Great clubs for the price. Perfect for a beginner-intermediate. Sturdy, good build, solid construction, sharp look."

"I normally struggle with hybrids, but getting stuff shafts definitely helped and also made my driving more consistent. Overall a good set of clubs and a good quality bag."

"This set is high quality and a perfect gift for my 17 year old grandson. We couldn't be more pleased."

The manufacturer says:

The Strata Tour Package Set is engineered to give you high performance on every club for better shots from tee-to-green. The lightweight 460cc forged driver, fairway wood, hybrids, irons and putter make up a set that provides a great combination of distance, forgiveness and control.

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2022 Best Golf Drivers for Women

Our Best Golf Drivers for Women

Callaway Golf 2020 Mavrik Max Driver

The following Amazon review is from a real purchaser. The product has a consistent 5 star rating.

"A beautiful and smooth driver. This driver is great. Forgiveness is great. I just started golfing one year ago. This was my first big purchase towards golf clubs. I use less arm power to hit the ball with the same distance than my older driver.
Easy of use ++
Club strike ball sound ++ (sounds natural metallic sound)
Improved my fareway percentage + (it did improve from my older driver) 1 out of 6 vs. 1 out of 10. Disclaimer I still slice like crazy at times.
I own mavrick max."

The manufacturer says:

Our easiest to hit Mavrik driver features two interchangeable weights for a MAX forgiveness or MAX draw configuration.

Premium lightweight materials create an ultra-light shaft design making it easier to generate power without compromising stability. A high trajectory shaft offering players ultimate forgiveness through maximum distance and tightened shot dispersion.

The new face architecture required FS2S titanium, an extremely strong material that’s 6 grams lighter than traditional titanium to promote optimal speed, forgiveness, and spin robustness.

Two internal Jailbreak bars connect the sole and crown to promote fast ball speed, and the significantly lighter carbon crown allows us to redistribute weight for higher MOI.

We also used A. I. to design a sophisticated internal titanium rib system that fine-tunes the head to produce a deeper, highly satisfying sound.


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2022 Best Golf Drivers for Men

Our Best Golf Drivers for Men

TaylorMade Golf M5 Driver (460cc)

TaylorMade Golf M5 Driver (460cc)

This is an Amazon review from a genuine purchaser of this club:

"This club is amazing. Coming from an SLDR, the improvement in my shot is immense. Having hit the M3 Driver last year, this years does show improvements. The sound of this club at contact is amazing, and will let you know when you make a great shot. You can really feel your shot with the club and will give you feedback as to how well your shot was without even watching the ball flight. The mis-hits on this club are still very accurate with Twist Face and the adjustability makes this club able to fit to a variety of swings. I can't stress enough the importance to be fitted, go to a local store and get fitted for the club, know what loft and shaft you need for this club, it makes a difference in the way it performs for you. In my comparison having tested both M5 and M6 with the same shaft and loft; I found the M6 to feel as if I have nothing on the end of the shaft. It was far too light in my opinion and this feels much heavier. This is all based on personal presence though, hit both and see what you prefer. The M6 is more forgiving of a club due to the weight being placed in the back, but the same can be achieved with this club by placing the weight in the furthest back position. You can feel the quality of this club from the headcover to the club itself. I found myself hitting the ball more consistent than ever before with this club, and the view of the club at approach is amazing with the matte black top. Overall I would highly recommend this club, It is an investment but well worth it in my case, get fitted, try M5 and M6 and then make a decision based on how each fits your game and swing; you won't be disappointed either way!"

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