Unfortunately, chances are strong that you don't have a multi-acre, immaculate, private practice facility in your backyard like the one Tiger Woods has. (Heck, he's practically the only professional golfer with that sweet a setup). But that doesn't mean you can't practice at home. Here are three ideas for using parts of your living space in the eternal quest to shave strokes off your handicap.
Golf simulators have existed, in one form or another, for the better part of 20 years. They started out as expensive novelties, but in the last few years millions of dollars have been invested in turning them into powerful tools that can extend the golf and golf instruction experience well beyond what was previously possible.
Although it is often overlooked, the golf bag is an important piece of golf equipment and should not be ignored. In a lot of ways, a golf bag is like the façade of the golfer's house: It gives others a palpable first impression of the gear and skill within. The type of golf bag you carry can say a lot about you.
Shopping for a new golf bag? Our golf experts at Golf Academy of America have compiled a list of some of the best golf bags out there:
Golf Academy of America's five campuses are home not only to experienced faculty, but also to some of the latest golf technology. The equipment is used to improve the playing abilities of the student body and to educate them on the golf swing so that they, in turn, can pass their expertise on to others.
Golf swing methods can sometimes resemble fad diets — they crop up from respected teachers, gain momentum among some Tour pros and a handful of amateurs, but eventually fizzle out.
Usually when you hear of a tour player "phoning it in," there's a pretty good chance he or she is just trying to muddle through a tough first two rounds before missing the cut at a tournament.
At Golf Academy of America, we embrace using technology to improve your golf game. Here are five of the best golf apps you can download on your smartphone that can help you become a better player.
One reason golf intrigues us so much is because there are so many factors that contribute to hitting a good shot. Even if you hit a good shot, additional contributing factors could still force you into a bad situation: Distance. Lie. Wind. Stance. Trees. Sand. Water. Speed of the green.
There’s another big factor - your mind. Was your last shot awful? Was it awesome? Do you need a birdie to get back into contention? Did you hit a bad shot the last time you used this club? Even a regular shot can drive you crazy if you let it.
So how can you increase your confidence when making some of the more difficult golf shots? Golf Academy of America has a few tips to make these tough shots a little less daunting.
With some sports, you can get away with keeping your gear and equipment for a long time without worrying that it will become obsolete. Golf, in a lot of ways, is the complete opposite. Technology and manufacturing advancements, especially with golf clubs, can make your golf equipment practically ancient after one summer of use. This isn’t to say that all of your golf gear has to be brand new every year, but if you have old versions of the following items, it may be time to upgrade.
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