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A Golfers Delight in La Manga Spain

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

There are few holiday resorts within such easy reach of the UK that can boast as fine golfing facilities as those demonstrated at La Manga Club. Many holidaymakers time again to indulge in a relaxing beach holiday that offers luxury, tranquillity and arguably the best golfing facilities on the Mediterranean.

Whether visiting in the summer or the winter months, golf enthusiasts can be guaranteed their fair share of superb sunshine. Golf is not restricted to one playing area, instead golfers can test their putting, chipping and driving skills on a range of courses including the South Course, North Course and the West Course.

La Manga Club is the official winter training base of the German PGA in Spain and the resort has also played host to several international tournaments such as the Spanish Open, the Spanish PGA Championships, the Spanish Junior Championships and the Ladies’ Spanish Open as well as the Senior Spanish Open for men.

However, for amateur players, tranquil surroundings, breathtaking views and great coaching staff provide a top combination for improvement. The Golf Academy offers tutoring for groups and individuals of all levels including beginners and experienced players.

The West, South and North courses provide golfers with a variety of holes and a range of difficulty levels in terms of greens. Additionally, there is a large practice area with driving range along with putting and chipping greens for training purposes.

The floodlit driving range offers 90 practice bays and those needing tuition can receive it from qualified golf professionals in five-day courses which are taken in three hour morning session. Visitors who do not have their own clubs can hire equipment from the Golf Administration. Those playing on the courses must fit their golf shoes with soft spikes – a fitting service for which is available.

And for those on family holidays in Spain, more laid back golf can be enjoyed on the the pitch and putt course. For those looking to enjoy alternative or more laid back sports while on a holiday in Spain can find a variety of activities on offer at La Manga Club.

The tennis centre offers a variety of leisure options for active and less active holidaymakers including access to a gym and spa where personal trainers and physiotherapists are on hand to offer support and assistance. For a relaxed sport with a more laid back pace and beautiful surroundings, try your hand at a game of bowls on the bowling green or a game of boules on the petanque court.

A climbing wall located is also located at the tennis centre for the more adventurous holidaymakers. And for those who simply insist on practicing their putting but wish to do so in a more novel setting, try the crazy golf course, a fun activity for kids and adults alike.

Michael Lee manages a luxury villa and apartment rental website offering the 5 star Spanish holiday resort of La Manga Club in Spain see La Manga Club in Spain

A Golfers ++ Holiday Diary: – North Portugal Tour

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010


Last year was our first trip to Oporto in North Portugal, via a week’s cruise down the Douro River, brilliantly organised by PortGolf. At the end of that week, Peter Evens, who runs PortGolf, suggested we should return for the festival of S. Joao and perhaps play some golf. This seemed a good idea so on our return to the UK we organised a dinner for two other couples, one of whom (Gerry and Catriona) had played golf around Oporto and Jim and Margery. We discussed the idea and it was agreed that eight would be a good number. Shortly after we had supper with another couple, John and Marion who volunteered to join us. None of us had ever holidayed together before so it would be a test of friendship. Due to other commitments Gerry and Catriona and John and Marion would stay for a week whilst we and Jim and Margery would stay for twelve days.

There follows a Journal of that Trip:-


Thursday 21st June:-

We decided to catch the first Porto flight out of Gatwick at 6.30am whilst the others were catching the 1.30pm flight. We were met at Oporto Airport at 9am by Peter Evens who whisked us off to the four star Hotel Fenix, conveniently placed close to the Boa Vista area. The weather was bright with a light shower around midday. Having unpacked in our spacious room on the 9th Floor with splendid views of a truly magnificent cemetery and the city we set off on our first adventure to walk to the city centre and explore the area. We had a pasta and wine lunch at the Simbiose Restaurant (€30) overlooking the river and watched the Port wine boats ferrying people to and fro. Walked back uphill to the hotel calling in at the local supermarket for gin and whisky for nightcaps. The rest of the gang arrived at 6.15pm somewhat late due to delays. Having checked in we all got into the lift to travel to the 9th floor. Now this lift has a notice that says it is for 10 persons – unfortunately, they mean 10 Portuguese persons who happen to be somewhat smaller in stature than 8 Brits for the lift decided to descend to -5 floors before coming to a halt with a resounding bang. Not exactly the start we were looking for, but we managed to extract ourselves and walk back to the ground floor we proceeded to travel in the 2nd lift and the service lift – time for a drink! Peter found us in the bar at 8pm when we were taken in two vehicles to the Maria Moita, a local Porto restaurant for dinner. Peter stayed on to interpret as not much English is spoken and take photographs of the evening. Fun food with an interesting menu and carafes of wine. Bed by 11.30 somewhat exhausted.


Friday 22nd June:-


Up at 8.15am, dry, but grey with a smattering of blue. Breakfast, then a quick look round the local shops. Peter and Paolo collected us at 12.30 for our first game of golf at Estela.

The course lies about an hour from the centre of Oporto on the Atlantic coast. The drive was pleasant and informative and the entrance guarded by two automatic gates. A drink and a toasted sandwich started the event which was a four ball better ball with husbands partnering wives. Typically for a links course, the wind blew like hell and was a contributing factor to the round taking 4½ hours. Gerry and Catriona were the winners and copious amounts of gin & tonic and beer was consumed. Showered and change before whisked off to Casa do Frango in a nearby town – problem was our driver dropped us at the wrong place which held up proceedings, but didn’t stop the wine flowing before the chicken and chips arrived – turned out to be a fun night and tested some people’s ability of alcohol consumption. On our return to the hotel John and Marion joined us in our room for a nightcap and left at 1.30am.

Saturday 23rd June:-


Up at 8.30 am and a glorious summer day. Everyone into city centre to sightsee, but for us it was to shop for prizes meeting up with the gang at Majestic café – the ‘in place’ to be seen – coffee and brandy was the order of the day. Off to lunch to Foz at Praia da Luz, a super restaurant on the beach which we had sampled last year – great food and wine with a variety of local dishes, ridiculously cheap at €30 per couple. Back to the hotel at 4pm to rest before the night’s activities. At Midnight Oporto celebrates the S. Joao festival.


Peter and cab collected us at 9.10pm and we are taken to Taylor’s Port Wine Lodge where the atmosphere is electric – a couple of hundred people are seated at round tables for a set menu of Kale & Potato Soup; breads; sardines; Roast Kid & Vegetables followed by Almond tart and ice cream. The best wines are served and we tried a couple of bottles of 20 year old vintage Port. The lodge is situated at Gaia on the southside of the Douro River and at 12.05am we adjourn to the terrace to watch a firework display over Porto which was out of this world – we are all stunned by the magnificence of the scene. John & Marion have to leave by cab due to John’s bruised Achilles heel while the rest of us have to walk as no vehicles are allowed in the area other than for medical reasons. The crush is worse than a cup final at Wembley, but everyone is in such great humour and it seems the whole of Oporto’s inhabitants are bashing you over the head with a plastic hammer or a long garlic plant (both old traditions) – we eventually stagger across the bridge, which had been closed at one point due to too many people on it causing it to sway. Street parties, dancing and singing all the way back to the hotel and so to bed at 3am having survived a most enjoyable adventure.


Sunday 24th June:-


Up for breakfast, lots of orange and black coffee seemed to the order of the day. Later collected to go to Amarante Golf Course another hour drive away. Seems we had the course to ourselves. Said to be hilly, true, difficult to find your way round at times; some spectacular holes accompanied by bangs all afternoon as S. Joao continued to be celebrated. Men versus Ladies this time, the men had no chance. Showered and changed off to a restaurant in Amarante – problem was our driver seemed to have forgotten until he was informed by Peter via mobile phone then he proceeded to drive at 120 kph to get back on track. No English spoken at all at the restaurant which made life a tad difficult. Food quite nice, but we appeared to be in a quieter mood – at our age very late nights can play havoc with some people’s constitution.


Monday 25th June:-


Today we are moving to the Oporto Cricket & Lawn Tennis Club, so its bag packing time as six of us are off on an adventure – a day trip on a boat up the Douro. Gerry & Catriona have done this trip before so they go back to Estela for golf. Superb weather and the trip is just fine with breakfast and lunch provided and the river is so peaceful. We make friends with Lourdes who is the tour guide. Later she is surprised to find us drinking champagne – she asks what we are celebrating, we tell her a birthday, she asks whose birthday it is and we tell her we don’t know, but we are pretty sure it’s someone’s birthday somewhere. We arrive at Reguá at 4.15pm and are taken by coach for about 200 yards to the railway station where we are to continue our adventure by train back to Oporto a journey of about 2 hours. Peter meets us at the station and takes us to our new quarters at the O.C. & L.T.C. a little oasis in the middle of Oporto. Very colonial style and every one is so friendly. Shower and change and meet for drinks in the lounge before walking a couple of hundred yards up the road to Capa Négra 2 a local restaurant where we are served by Olivetti who speaks good English and advises on the local dishes. Plenty of wine and a fun evening all for the princely sum of €30 per couple. John and Marion insist on having a nightcap in our room – another late night.


Tuesday 26th June:-


Breakfast at 9am then walked around the grounds of the club and inspected the tennis courts, cricket pitch (thought we would bat first) and the swimming pool. We got ready for golf and soon we were on our way to Ponte de Lima on a lovely sunny day. Again about an hour drive to the golf course, but very scenic and somewhat mountainous – buggies a necessity. Drinks and a sandwich first, but you never need to be in a hurry in these places which was a good job as the round took over five hours, something we are just not used to, but we’re on holiday so what the heck. A quick shower and drink before setting off to Restaurant Acude. A limited menu and quite expensive for the region, but we enjoyed it. Drove back to the club and home by 12.30am – a long day.


Wednesday 27th June:-


Up at 8.15am nice shower and a leisurely breakfast. Today is a relaxing day where we all do our own thing. A day by the pool for some, shopping for some of the ladies and bridge for others. We all meet in the bar at 8pm for tonight we are eating in the club’s superb dining room and prize giving. It worked out that everybody got a prize of sorts and Margery and Jim won Peter Evens “PortGolf” prize for the best score on the Stroke Index 1 holes on all the courses we played. Food, wines, service and atmosphere could not be bettered a fantastic end for those departing the next day. Somewhat late to bed!


Thursday 28th June:-


Missed our farewells to Catriona and Gerry, but managed them for Marion and John who were catching a later flight. Today Peter is taking Margery and Jim and us for a road trip up the Douro Valley Tour. We set off at 9.45pm again with glorious sunshine. Our first stop is at the winery of Quinta de Aveleda.

A guided tour including tastings with cheese. We wandered round the grounds which have beautiful gardens including resident peacocks. In the shop, a loud mouthed American, who was buying a six pack of wine, was boasting to the young lady at the counter that back home he had a thousand bottles of wine – to which she replied, “And now you have a thousand and six, sir.” – priceless!


Our next stop was at Amarante to see the famous bridge and a quick walk round the town, very pretty. On through rolling hills filled with vines to Regua and stopped for lunch at the Pousada. Sat outside in the glorious sun and admired the views across the valley. We moved on to Quinta do Panascal – Fonseca winery/ port lodge, had a guided tour through the grape terraces with the aid of an audio tape and earphones giving a history and the workings of the company. Back to the lodge for more tastings then a return journey via Vila Real through mile after mile of hills laden with vines from top to bottom. Back to the club for a shower and change before Peter dropped us off at the Oporto Restaurant. We were all intrigued to see Jim’s starter as he had ordered ‘fish soup in pastry’. (the pastry was on the top!)


Friday 29th June:-


Breakfast at 9am – today we are back to Estela golf course, but what a difference, loads of sunshine and no wind. Girls versus the Boys (yes, of course the Girls won, but only at the 18th) – back to the club for a rest and shower.


A special evening as we meet Peter’s wife, Anabela, for the first time and we go to Praia de Luz for dinner. A great meal with lively conversation and a beautiful sunset, of which we have several photos if anyone wants a copy. Home to bed another long day.


Saturday 30th June:-


Despite last night’s sunset, we wake to a grey sky and much cooler temperatures. The girls, (I use the term loosely), go off shopping to Vila Nova de Gaia, “Corte Ingles”. Us chaps do our own thing reading and watching the members who are barbequing for lunch – Jim tries the sardines. Lorna and Margery arrive back at 2.15pm and after hearing of their adventures we have tea and scones – how civilized.


Peter collects us at 6.45pm as we are to have drinks at his house at Senhora da Hora. We meet up with Anabela again and also later with Jacquay one of his twin daughters who entertains us on the piano. Then we are off to a fish restaurant, O Manel in Matosinhos – no English spoken and we struggle with the menu, not the best place to eat in our opinion, also quite expensive. An early night for all.


Sunday 1st July:-


A free day – weather a bit grey and not very hopeful. Margery and Jim decide to tour the city by open-top bus whilst we decide to walk to the Palacio de Cristal a spacious park which houses a circular building for concerts; there are also some nice views of the river and across the city. We continue our walk through to S. Bento Metro Station where we attempt to purchase from a machine two day tickets – we fail miserably despite the help of a couple of locals, but were rescued by a station security guard who helped us to purchase the correct tickets. The Metro is very modern and is a cross between a tram, a trolley bus and an underground train – very clean and quiet. Out first journey takes us across the very top of the Ponte do Luis and up to the terminus outside “Corte Ingles”. We return back down, but alight at Jardim do Morro where we have been advised there are some good photo opportunities across the river. We then decide to walk over the top of the bridge rather than ride. In hindsight this was not a good idea as we reckon that the bridge is similar in construction and height to the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia – we wouldn’t walk across that even if they do chain you to the railing so what on earth are we doing here? So being English, we put our heads down and just keep walking until, somewhat relieved, we get to the other side – phew! I have to add that the Metro trains are passing by you just inches away which tends to add to the excitement. We did get some nice pictures of the trains crossing the bridge and entering the tunnel below us. With shaking legs we descended hundreds of steps and through winding alleys to get to the riverside where we had a bottle of wine and lunch and watched the world go by. We returned to the station and went as far as the Estadio do Dragáo, a recently completed stadium before returning back down to our nearest station to home, the “Casa da Musica”. The weather had much improved by this time so we walked back to the club in sunshine.

We met with Margery and Jim by the pool and exchanged stories and adventures, then snoozed for a while before getting ready to embark for our last night to the “Cafeina” Restaurant. A very smart establishment and nice food, but again would not be in our top five. Peter collected us and returned us safely back to the club.


Monday 2nd July:-


One wonderful attribute of the club is that clients are not required to vacate their rooms until midday. We took advantage of this by having time to pack in a leisurely manner and having stored our bags we were collected by Peter to take us for lunch at “Ar de Rio”, a modern riverside restaurant in Cais da Gaia. We sat inside by an open wall looking out across the Douro River in glorious sunshine. Peter collected us and took us to Crofts Port Wine Lodge for a tour and tasting – a lovely way to end a holiday in Oporto.

We collected our baggage from the club, said our goodbyes to the staff and Peter dropped us off at the Airport in good time for the flight which was delayed for fifty minutes.


All in all a most enjoyable holiday, well organized by PortGolf in the shape of Peter Evens whose care and attention of his clients is second to none.

Without a doubt we shall return once again to this most interesting of cities.


Mike & Lorna Gizzy


Mike Gizzy and friends joined Peter Evens for this holiday, who is a specialist in Tourism in Northern Portugal : For information on your Holidays throughout Portugal email or look at the website

8 Winning Tips For Amateur Golfers

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

So you’ve always wanted to play golf, but your boss has not asked before a game? Do not worry. Everyone can and should enjoy this wonderful sport. Of course, you can learn golf costly and difficult, but you know what you do for the time of your life.

If you play basketball you do not want is good basket and a ball. But discount golf clubs requires more than just football. Like all sports, golf equipment, operation of an entire industry and you can do everything from clubs to find gloves and usually come with a good price.

So here’s Tip No.1: Do all children body of money for the equipment until you know how to play if you want to play. Do not buy one U.S. dollar of 5000 manatees Club (it is illegal!) Instead, go for the media producers that sell sporting range 100-club dollar.

Even if you are employed in the mini-golf and pirates beat your kids all the time – that does not mean you know how to play golf. Tip No. 2: Take golf lessons. You can find lessons in the team with golfers in your area of expertise and you can get golf with friends. There are also private lessons with a private teacher or your local golf pro. While private lessons focus on individual skills, you can be costly and require more time than group lessons. Note that when you have the basic elements – get the facts on the golf courses.

Tip No. 3 is to continue to practice at home. But not in your garden. Golf has a lot to do with technology, and has seen many instructional videos can help. You can also on-line and you will find many tips and clips, to improve your game. You can visit golf manufacturers websites, such as Callaway, Taylormade and Ping, there are many golf tips on their websites.

Tips No. 4, 5, 6: grip, posture and behavior. The three basic elements of golf. Handle is how you play to keep the club and the best we manage the best we can do. Stop leads to a shift to maintain the right balance is essential. After a firm stance and the Gulf basis will help you control the ball and to where they want to go.

If you do not want to steal the golf balls in the direction you’re familiar with golf etiquette and our Tip # 7! Golf Course Etiquette necessary code that is secure, that all have a good time, whether professionals or amateurs. Golf Etiquette Please be patient and respect your fellow players talk in a normal voice and not to cry or laugh too hard, the ball hit to win the avoidance (or loss) in the other game, not even close to area swing the other players and the list goes on and on..

Tip No. 8 is to simplify the learning and strengthening of golf to be achieved positive progress has been made in a sustainable manner. Work on your swing and short game, and dive into the deep spiritual dimension of the game, support the weak links that can be difficult obstacle to teaching techniques before.

National Professional Golf Tour Offers Aspiring Professional Golfers Convenience And Affordability

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

The National Professional Golf Tour is the creation of avid golfer and accomplished entrepreneur Larry Lunsford. Mr. Lunsford’s professional interest in golf began in  Florida while working as an apprentice at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando. In 1996, he accepted a position at Grand Cypress Resort, the sister course to Arnold Palmer’s Bayhill Country Club and Lodge, as an apprentice operator. While attending turf school during the evening, Larry learned every aspect of the golf course design, maintenance, and management business and during the day he worked at the golf courses. In 1996, Larry continued to pursue his interest in golf by founding the “American Amateur Golf Tour,” the world’s largest amateur golf tour. Larry sold the tour to an investment group in 2005, and it is now known as the Golf Channel Amateur Tour and airs on cable’s The Golf Channel.

The National Professional Golf Tour was born in 2009 out of Mr. Lunsford’s desire to give aspiring golfers the chance to earn their way to the PGA Tour. In 2010, NPGT and Larry joined forces with the Arnold Palmer Golf Management and Century Golf Partners to offer a dream to some of the top golfers in the United States. The NPGT is also a supporter of the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, a 150 Bed facility providing care for kids of Central Florida. Raising money for charity is one of the main objectives of the NPGT and its tournament directors.

In March 2010, aspiring golfers will have the opportunity to participate in professionally run golf tournaments across the country. The National Professional Golf Tour (NPGT) is launching a 12-tournament season in each of the 22 cities across the country. Sponsored by ProPlay Sports and Parker Golf, the tournaments are designed as a stepping-stone for professional golfers whose ultimate goal is to play on the PGA, Nationwide or Champions Tour.

Unlike other professional tours, golfers who participate in the National Professional Golf Tour won’t have travel all over the state or region to find a tournament. The tour locations and schedules are combined with the ease of purchasing membership packages, eliminate the weekly travel costs, hotel and restaurant expenses and outrageous entry fees that characterize other tours. The NPGT provides golfers with a competitive golf experience that is both affordable and convenient.

In 2010, the NPGT will be making hosting tournaments across the country including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Antonio, Miami, Atlanta, San Diego, Phoenix, Kansas City and Dallas and more. In 2011, the tour will expand to include Chicago, Nashville, locations in North and South Carolina, Colorado and Louisiana. Members of the National Professional Golf Tour may compete on both their local tour as well as any NPGT tournament nationwide.

The NPGT is open to professional golfers of all ages who may compete in one of two divisions.  Any player with a 4 handicap or better may compete in the Open division while the Masters division is reserved for players 40 years of age or older with a handicap of 6 or better.

There are currently six membership packages available, ranging from a single amateur tournament to a platinum membership, which includes all twelve tournaments and the three Major events.  A $1200.00 annual membership fee grants players an opportunity to compete in any of the 22 markets across the country. Pricing for membership packages ranges from $500 to $10,025 and members who win tournament events are eligible to have the $1200 membership fee waived for up to three years.

NPGT golfers also have the opportunity to compete in three 54-hole Major events, The National Open Championship, The Players Championship and The Southern Masters.   The tour culminates in two events, the National Cup Match Play event and the National Tour Championship and members must qualify to participate in these events.

At stake in the National Cup match play event is a $25,000 prize. The top 124 money leaders from each division who have participated in at least eight tournaments are invited to compete in the National Tour Championship where players have the chance to compete for both a $500,000 purse. The first place winner will receive $100,000 in prize money as well as the prestige of the Tour Championship title.

Members also have the opportunity to qualify for a paid entry into the PGA Q-School, where they’ll have the chance to compete for a spot on the PGA Tour. Additionally, the NPGT’s Player of the Year will receive a $10,000 bonus.

The National Professional Golf Tour is an exciting opportunity for professional golfers to enjoy the prestige of playing in a national golf tournament while gaining valuable experience that can potentially carry over to a spot on the PGA or Nationwide Tours. The tour’s affordability and convenience, combined with the hundreds of thousands of dollars in available prize money make the NPGT a tour unlike any other. The NPGT experience is one that is sure to benefit aspiring golfers of all ages in realizing their professional goals.


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How to start playing golf? 8 winning tips for amateur golfers

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

So youve always wanted to play golf but your boss never asked you on a game before? Don’t worry. Everybody can and should enjoy this wonderful sport. Sure, golf can be expensive and hard to learn but if you know what you’re doing you’re up for the time of your life.

When you want to play basketball all you need is’ well’ a basket, and a ball. But golf requires more equipment than just a ball. Like in any sports, golf equipment spins an entire industry and you can find anything from clubs to gloves, and they usually come with a nice price tag.

So here’s Tip No.1: Don’t spend all your kids’ college money on equipment until you know how to play and if you want to play. Don’t buy a 5000 dollar manatee leather club (it’s illegal!) instead, go for mid range sports manufacturers that sell 100 dollar clubs.

Even if you are a pro on the Pirate Mini Golf and you beat your children every time – it doesn’t mean you know how to golf. Tip No.2 will be: take golf lessons. You’ll find group lessons with golfers in your skill range and you might make friends to golf with. There are also individual lessons with a private instructor or your town’s pro golfer. While private lessons focus on your individual skills, they can be quite expensive and take more time than group lessons. Remember that after you get the basics – the real lessons are on the field.

Tip No.3 is to continue practicing at home. No, not in your back yard. Golf has much to do with technique and watching instructional videos can help a lot. You can also go online and find many tips and clips that can improve your game.

Tips No. 4, 5, 6 : Grip, posture and stance. The three essentials of golf. Grip means how you hold the club and the better you grip the better you play. Posture leads to a proper swing and maintaining balance is essential. Having a stable golf stance and footing will help you control the ball and get it where you want it to go.

If you don’t want golf balls flying at your direction, you better know Golf Etiquette and that’s our Tip No.7 ! Golf Etiquette covers the basic golfer’s code that will ensure everybody is having a pleasant time whether they are pros or amateur golfers. Golf Etiquette urges you to be patient and respect your fellow golfers; speak in normal voice and don’t shout or laugh too loud; check your ball number to avoid winning (or loosing) someone else’s game; don’t stand too close to the swing zone of other players and the list goes on and on.

Tip No. 8 is to simplify your golf learning process and get the reinforcement you need to sustain the positive advances you make. Work on your swing and short game, and dive deep into the mental aspect of the game, shoring up any weak links you may have found difficult to hurdle with previous instructional techniques. designs, customizes, and promotes safe and fun adventures all over the world.

Titleist Golf Accessories – A Golfer’s Satisfaction

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The hardwork and perfection going behind producing Titleist Golf accessories can be instrumental in providing you an edge over your competitors and can help you hit many winning birdies.

The Golf accessories made by Titleist are known for their compatibility with any type of conditions. This holds great importance for any golfer as the accessories produced by other companies hold good in some circumstances but are unreliable in others. Golf accessories produced by Titleist pass with flying colors in any form of weather conditions or any type of golf course.

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Golf as we have known it has always been a male sport. However, lately, it has been observed that it is becoming quite popular with women as well. Titleist has given recognition to this fact and has produced a wide variety of golf accessories keeping in mind the needs of women golfers. In order to make the women golfers experience on the golf course a comfortable one, Titleist has come up with special travel gear on wheels, gloves, carry bags, customized clubs, cart bags etc. Titleist has also been making fashion statements with good looking practical leisurewear and headwear for every occasion.

Also available are some interesting Golf accessories by Titleist for the young golf enthusiasts who are just getting initiated into the sport. There are excellent looking headwear and leisurewear available for kids, that makes it an inviting proposition for them to get involved in the game. Parents also can cut down on their worries with the reliability tag that comes with all golf accessories produced by Titleist.

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Who doesn’t want to be associated with a successful brand? More so, if it is a golf accessories brand, every corporate would love to have their name going on the golf merchandize. This helps them in a lot of ways to reach their target market in an effective way and get the desired positioning. How great it is to make your company’s name visible to your prospective customer every time he/she bends down to pull his/her golf ball out of the hole.

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Some Of The Difficulties In Choosing The Right Golf Equipment For Junior Golfers

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Junior golfers plus equipment makes it hard for parents to choose their equipment. Juniors need to learn the game before they get the gear and they need to know about different parts of the course as well. As with any other sport, there will be a time where the player has to adjust to the game.

There are only a hand full of people that can start a sport and rise to the top quick. Although, sports usually make a starter to learn more and more about the sport before they start to go in the sport which they are studying. There are a lot of sports that can be taught while the learner is still a child and others as adults. Golf can go either way, but in this instance it will be the juniors and children, because this is what junior golf refers to.

Starters are those who are not familiar to the sport in which they are learning, and those are the ones who will learn more about it, when a starter first looks at golf they might not like it. After knowing that the learner is a junior, we can say that since they are also a beginner, they are most probably not aware of what goes on in the game. By discovering the easiest ways to explain to a kid, parents are able to teach the easy basics of golf to their kids. It will be of good interest to teach them the way of the clubs and the point of the game. This leads into the area where the kid will need to start golfing. Equipment should only be bought after the starter has been briefed and shows potential in the sport.

In many cases, children will be very excited to try a new sport, but it is important to teach them the game before spending money on the equipment and then they don’t want to learn. In addition, it can be helpful to have the youth on hand when shopping for their clubs and equipment that are going to be needed in playing the sport, and this is mainly because they can pick out which pieces of equipment they are most likely to use. For many parents, this is helpful because they want to make sure that the items that are picked out will be used by the child, and in many cases aesthetics can play into that.

When it comes to observing junior golf + beginners + equipment, it is necessary that people look at all components in order to ensure that the child have everything needed to play.

Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about golf as well as junior golf equipment at

Charitable golfers do it Fore the Kids

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

One hundred golfers took out their clubs for a good cause Monday. They golfed at Maple Creek Golf Club on the city’s east side in a benefit for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis.

Why, oh why, is the Golf Swing SO hard?! Giving insight to frustrated Golfers

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

An excerpt from the book Golf Swing Eureka by Jon Barrett –

I’ve inserted this section in as I believe it may help you understand why we find the golf swing so hard.

Why do we find a move that seems so easy to the professionals so incredibly difficult to perform?

Recently I discovered that psychologists believe that we learn differently as adults than we do when we were children. And I believe this may be the key to explaining why we have such a difficult time of it.

The large majority of professional golfers will have taken up golf when they were kids – Tiger Woods was swinging a club well at 3!

But, I would imagine the majority of amateur golfers took golf up when either in their late teens, early twenties or even later in life – as adults.

The psychologists believe that as children we learn from repeating the model that we see – we know that kids are very trusting of what they are told. Yes, they ask lots of questions but they trust the answers given. They see, and are told, and DO.

Now as adults we learn differently. We have already formed opinions about how the world is and how things operate. So when we learn something new we actually test it against the rules that we have already built up in our heads as to what is right and wrong.

Unfortunately for us, the golf swing is actually illogical. That’s where the problem stems from. In our heads we can’t actually accept or believe that that is how the golf swing works. We then trust our instinct and test it against our rules and go back to what we believe is logical.

Here is what is illogical about the golf swing:

A Golf Swing without Effort = A Powerful 300 yard drive

It’s been said before that the secret to the pros swing is that it achieves ‘Power WITHOUT Effort – how illogical is that!

It’s a bit like saying we’re going on a 200 mile car journey, but we’re not going to turn the engine on! No ones going to believe you.

That’s how our brains interpret it – we think there’s no way you can hit a golf ball 300 yards without LOTS of effort.

So next time we coil up on the backswing our brain tells our muscles ‘right guys we need plenty of effort if we’re going to send this ball long and straight’.

Pro’s do actually put effort into their swings to get the ball to go that far (look at Tiger Woods face just before impact and you’ll see what I mean) BUT they put it in at a completely different point in the swing to amateur golfers. They also know the technique that allows them to produce such great results – and it doesn’t involve power, certainly not how the amateur golfer understands it.

Amateur golfers think you need to start the golf swing powerfully BUT the pro golfers know that you put the effort in at the bottom of the swing.

If you try and take this point on board this will start the process of adjusting your mind.

Over the next few pages I’m going to OPEN your EYES to how the golf swing actually works – much of which us amateurs don’t appreciate.

Understanding is the 1st key to unlocking your golfing potential.

Towards the end of my book I’ll show you where to get a piece of software that will by-pass your conscious mind and reprogram your sub-conscious mind to believe what you will see and start to understand about how the pro golf swing works. How YOU can swing powerfully without effort.


What part of the body contributes the most

to generating the maximum speed of the club head?

This single answer allowed me to make a huge leap in my understanding of the golf swing, and in everything I had seen and read about the golf swing none of it emphasised it enough.

I carried out a survey on the Internet over several weeks and asked visitors to my web site the question:- What part of the body contributes the most to generating the maximum speed of the club head?

Only 20% got the answer correct – That’s only 1 in every 5 golfers! And these golfers had a wide range of handicaps down to single figures.

Interestingly this figure corresponds to another golfing statistic – Did you know that only around 20% of golfers have a handicap of less than 18? It made me wonder whether the misunderstanding of the fundamental aspect could be the one thing that is holding so many golfers back.

Which part of the body do you think creates the maximum speed of the club head?

Is it:








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….So the answer to the question that I posed above is that it is the hands (or wrists) that contribute the most to generating the maximum club head speed. The club is moved through over 180 degrees whilst the arms move through less than 60 degrees – all of the rest of the movement of the head of the golf club is generated by the movement of the hands. Unfortunately the large majority of golfers think that it is with the shoulders and arms. I’ll come back to this point later as even when you get everything else right in your swing this can be a real good swing killer!

Find out the details and much more in Jon’s Eye Opening ebook: Golf Swing Eureka –

Jon Barrett WAS a frustrated golfer and has studied the golf swing for 5 years in search of the information that would make his scores tumble but without success… UNTIL he discovered what only 1% of amatuer golfers know about the Pro’s golf swing… Read all about his eye opening concepts you won’t find in standard swing advice now… Golf Swing Eureka –