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How to Get Better at Golf: Some Tips for Women

Girl golf player with driver teeing-off from tee-box to shoot over lake, view from behind.

Golf may be the great equalizer. When it comes to providing golf instruction, lessons, guidelines, or tips, the game is pretty much the same for men and women. There may be some subtle differences — just like there are subtle differences between different men — but in general, golf tips for women are tips for playing golf.

“Golfers are golfers, whether they are men, women, or juniors,” says Chris Foley of Cragun’s Legacy Courses in Brainerd, who owns and operates Chris Foley Golf Schools.

Go surfing around the internet, and you can find some sites where there are some golf tips designed specifically for women. But we asked Foley his thoughts on the subject.

Key Clubs

“The one thing that I do tell ladies a lot, especially if they are new players, is that if they can become reasonably proficient with four golf clubs, they are going to play very good golf,” he says. “Those four clubs would be a club off the tee — a driving club — whether that’s a driver or a three wood. And then a fairway wood or hybrid, a wedge, and a putter.”

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8 Best Golf Blogs You Should Be Following

Close-up of golf ball during sunrise.

Remember when improving your game meant reading magazines and buying DVDs? Now, those articles and instructional videos are online, available all the time.

We’ve entered the age of the golf blog, with golf mags, networks, and independent writers all offering their own stories, instructionals, and opinions. So, if you don’t already have a half-dozen of them already bookmarked, here’s our list of 8 golf blogs you should be following.

8 Best Golf Blogs You Should Be Following

1. GolfWRX – One of the most popular golf blogs is brimming with tour news, equipment trends, pro tips, and extensive gear trials. GolfWRX is also very popular on Twitter, with more than 55,000 followers.

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Pro Tips: How to Clean Golf Clubs

 

Here in Minnesota, we’re always hoping for that one last round of golf before the snow flies — and this season we were still playing into November.Pro tips: how to clean golf clubs As a result, we might put off cleaning our golf clubs, and once the snow starts falling we forget about that job and store them for the winter. (Writing this story reminded me about my neglected sticks.) So here are a few tips on how to clean your clubs and put them away for the offseason x(or at least until it’s time to jump on the plane and head south).

There are a number of ways to clean your clubs. In fact, you should be doing it after every round of golf. (One golfer commenting online offered this advice: “After every shot I just take the time to completely clean the head of the club via a wet towel and make sure the grooves are totally clear.” That may be fine if you have the course to yourself, but the rest of us would like to play 18 holes in under five hours.)

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Winter Golf Exercises to Stay in Shape

 

The spring golf season doesn’t come soon enough for us Minnesotans, but we will extend that wait if we are not ready when it arrives. Winter golf exercises to stay in shape.We can’t play golf during the winter in Minnesota, but we can get our bodies ready to go for when it’s time to put the first peg in the ground. That means trying out some golf exercises for staying in shape during the winter months.

We can all help ourselves by not over-indulging during the holidays, but that isn’t much fun when the days are dark, cold and short. So how about we consider some of these exercises, and then we can at least indulge without going overboard.

Winter Golf Exercises

Strength, flexibility and endurance are three keys for maintaining your swing and game during the offseason. Here are five to help get you through to that April (or March?) opening of golf you’ve been waiting for since you putted-out on No. 18 last fall.

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Fall Golf Tips: How to Dress to Play Golf in Minnesota

 

Contrary to conventional wisdom, fall is the not end of the golf season in Minnesota.Happy golfer holding a golf club The courses don’t cover their greens and they don’t shutter the clubhouses when the trees start to turn. In fact, fall is one of the best times to play golf in Minnesota, you just have to be prepared for any kind of weather – because could experience many of them over the course of your round. Check out these fall golf tips so you don’t miss this glorious season of golf in Minnesota: 

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Change Is Good: How to Bust a Midseason Slump

 

We’ve all been there. You were having a great golf season and then the dog days of summer come around and your game goes into early hibernation. Golfer getting ready to take a shotSuddenly, the shots you made last week are nowhere to be found, and the club feels foreign in your hands. You are experiencing a midseason slump, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy way out.

Well, there are ways to bust that midseason slump. Perhaps the first step in finding a cure is understanding what is behind a slump. Jack Wawro, head professional at The Pines at Grand View Lodge, says it’s hard to pinpoint the cause for everyone.

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