Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nike Golf Slingshot 4D Irons Review

The Nike Golf Slingshot 4D irons have been out for awhile, but a lot of people have been searching the internet for them lately. The specifications for these clubs can be found in a lot of places on the internet so I thought I would pass along some of the feedback that people have been making about them instead and to give my opinion about them as well.

The biggest thing that I have noticed about the reviews of these Nike irons is they say that they are incredibly accurate and forgiving especially with the wedges. So if you have a tendency to hit bad shots then you might want to consider trying out the 4D irons. The reason given for their accuracy is because of the larger cavity in the back, especially in clubs 4-7. This results in a higher ball flight and better control. One drawback that stood out to me is in regards to the sole of the clubs, the sole is very large. I personally don't like a large sole, but a lot of players prefer this. Thankfully, the soles on the shorter irons are thinner. Some say they feel like they just glide through the grass. Another nice aspect of the reviews mentioned a repeatable ball flight with the Nike Slingshot 4D irons. Consistency can go a long ways for beginners!

I went and looked at these irons and I must say that they do look cool in the bag and when I hit them for myself I have to admit that I agree with the majority of the people that like them.

The only drawback that I have personally with these particular Nike golf clubs, is of course the sole plate, and they lack in distance compared to my irons. I really wish they would have replaced the longer irons in the set with hybrids. But other than that, I was totally impressed with this golf set and that is why I decided to do a Nike Golf Slingshot 4D Irons Review on them.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

How to Read Breaking Putts

This post features a drill that will help you to sink breaking putts more easily. If breaking putts make you sweat then you need to try this simple putting drill. Reading and sinking breaking putts will get easier with this drill that helps you by giving you a new approach. How is this accomplished? It helps you by eliminating guess work and helps you to visualize the line.

Read Greens Like a Professional
Tip 1: When you are on the practice green look for a hole to putt to that has a break in it. Get near the hole and imagine the face of a clock. Put a tee in the ground for the 12 o'clock time, then one for 3 o'clock, 6 o'clock, and 9 o'clock. Place the tees about one inch from the hole. Walk about 10 paces away from hole and set a golf ball down and crouch down behind it and try to imagine the line.

Step 2: Determine the break and try to figure out "what time" you want the ball to drop into the hole.

Tip 3: Forget about mechanics and just hit the ball to the proper "time".

Tip 4: Move around clockwise around the cup to learn how your ball reacts to different breaks.

This putting drill will help you to see line of the putt as you use your imaginary "putting clock". Breaking putts and straight putts will become much easier. Hope this drill helps!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Concentrate on Improving Your Golf Swing

Playing golf is fun, but so is playing golf well. In order to play golf well, you need to practice and to try and make improvements in your golf swing. Professional golfers spend an abundance of time practicing their game and especially their golf swing. And they hire swing coaches and other professionals to help them to make improvements. The majority of us don't have that kind of time or resources. But if your main goal is to simply enjoy the game of golf and to make a few minor improvements in your golf swing all you have to do is to make some easy adjustments in your swing mechanics.

Keeping it simple and focusing on the basics of a proper golf swing will help you. If you do this you will be able to, in time, correct any swing flaws that you may have, such as a hook or a slice. So here are some simple tips you need to know about getting your basic golf swing into shape.

- Start by standing with your feet about shoulder width apart and they should be pointing ever so slightly outwards.

- Let your arms hang naturally down and put your golf club right behind your golf ball. If you feel any sort of tension in any part of your body, you're no doubt too close to your ball so you need to move a bit further back.

- Make sure that you are slightly bent at the knees and that your spine is straight, and focus on putting the majority of your weight on your back leg.

- As you swing, make sure that your eyes never come off from the golf ball. Don't make the mistake of watching your clubhead through impact rather than the ball, this is a common golf mistake by beginners.

- Keep your grip on the golf club firm but light. It is said to visualize yourself holding a small bird in your hands. If you hold too tightly you will crush the bird, but if your grip is too light, it will get away.

- With one easy motion, begin your backswing. This means that your beginning move is to take the club back smoothly, avoid jerking the golf club back.

- Your feet should be planted firmly with no excessive movement such as shuffling. Beginners have a tendency to hit at the golf ball rather than hitting through the golf ball, accelerating through impact all the way to the end of the swing. So make sure that you don't do this by making sure that you swing through to your finish.

- Learn to hit the golf ball on the sweet spot, which is in the center of the club. Striking the golf ball off center will cause the ball to travel unpredictably and this is something we all want to avoid.

If you would like to really make improvements in your golf swing there are a lot of ways to do it. Don't forget to check out the wide array of golf DVD's, as well as golf swing tips that are available online. In addition, check out practice equipment for golfers that focus on grooving a good swing. These can help you tremendously as well. I don't want to forget mentioning the best way to make improvements in your golf swing is by taking some lessons from a golf professional. Once you have done these things you must then practice. If you don't then you probably won't make much progress. They say that practice makes perfect, but if your practice regimen becomes more like work, then it probably won't be fun. Just remember that golf is a game and it is meant to be enjoyed.