The Golf Wish https://www.thegolfwish.com Discover the best Golfing gifts, tech and reviews. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:03:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Improving Your Lie – Part One https://www.thegolfwish.com/improving-your-lie-part-one/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/improving-your-lie-part-one/#respond Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:03:48 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=125 One of golf’s basic rules is to play the ball as it lies. Let’s look at what that means… Are there situations where you are allowed to adjust the area around your ball? Yes, on the teeing ground it is permissible to step down the grass around your ball or even remove grass from the ... READ FULL POST...

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Improving Your Lie – Part Two https://www.thegolfwish.com/improving-your-lie-part-two/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/improving-your-lie-part-two/#respond Wed, 24 Apr 2019 18:53:07 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=123 How does the rule “play the ball as it lies” affect your ability to check a ball to ensure it’s yours? Let’s look at a few scenarios… When playing golf, it’s key to verify before hitting a ball that it is indeed your ball. If it’s not your ball, you could incur penalty strokes. When ... READ FULL POST...

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Lost Balls https://www.thegolfwish.com/lost-balls/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/lost-balls/#respond Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:13:38 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=121 So you hit your ball and you’re not sure where it went? Now what do you do? If you think your ball may be lost, you should hit a provisional ball. Announce to your fellow players that you are going to hit a provisional ball. You then have 5 minutes to locate your original ball. ... READ FULL POST...

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Pace of Play https://www.thegolfwish.com/pace-of-play/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/pace-of-play/#respond Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:23:18 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=118 Many a player becomes frustrated when they are not able to play the game of golf without delay. Maintaining an efficient pace of play certainly helps to make your round more enjoyable. To play 18 holes on most golf courses, the average allocated time to play is generally 4 hours and 15 minutes. Let’s look ... READ FULL POST...

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Hitting Out of a Divot https://www.thegolfwish.com/hitting-out-of-a-divot/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/hitting-out-of-a-divot/#respond Sun, 21 Apr 2019 15:13:49 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=115 Inevitably, there are unrepaired divots on the course and you may have the misfortune of landing your ball directly in the midst of one….. on the dirt. Hitting directly from dirt requires a few adjustments to get effective results. Tips for hitting out of a divot… Your stance should be centered with your weight slightly ... READ FULL POST...

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Stop Trying to Swing the Club too Parallel https://www.thegolfwish.com/stop-trying-to-swing-the-club-too-parallel/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/stop-trying-to-swing-the-club-too-parallel/#respond Sat, 20 Apr 2019 20:33:15 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=112 Every week we see the greatest golfers in the world all swinging the club shaft in the general vicinity of parallel to the ground at the top of the backswing.  Some go slightly past parallel and some slightly short of parallel.  In general it is fair to say that most professional golfers swing the club ... READ FULL POST...

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Setting Your Golf Alignment https://www.thegolfwish.com/setting-your-golf-alignment/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/setting-your-golf-alignment/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 13:33:20 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=110 As you read this golf tip, please keep in mind that it may not apply to your unique needs.  Always consult with your local PGA professional before attempting to apply any golf tip you have read from a newspaper, magazine, book, internet, etc. Most right-handed golfers aim too far to the right (left handed golfers ... READ FULL POST...

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Fairway Bunker Shot Technique https://www.thegolfwish.com/fairway-bunker-shot-technique/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/fairway-bunker-shot-technique/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:43:28 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=107 Mary Hafeman PGA and LPGA Professional at the Mary Hafeman Golf Experience located within the Grand Club’s Cypress Club in Palm Coast, Florida shares her Fairway Bunker Shot Techniques….   I always find the most challenging bunker shot to hit is the fairway bunker shot. The objective is to hit the ball a greater distance than ... READ FULL POST...

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Grip Pressure https://www.thegolfwish.com/grip-pressure/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/grip-pressure/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 16:13:18 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=104 As you read this golf tip, please keep in mind that it may not apply to your unique needs.  Always consult with your local PGA professional before attempting to apply any golf tip you have read from a newspaper, magazine, book, internet, etc. Grip the club as hard as you can.  We will call this ... READ FULL POST...

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The Value of Practice Swings https://www.thegolfwish.com/the-value-of-practice-swings/ https://www.thegolfwish.com/the-value-of-practice-swings/#respond Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:33:44 +0000 https://www.thegolfwish.com/?p=101 What?? Practice swings you say? What difference does that make? Well here is what the average golfer does…. the average golfer will tee up his ball and then step back and take a full 100% simulation swing of what he thinks he wants to do. You’ll even hear a “swish” to the club going through ... READ FULL POST...

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