How To Get A Ball Further: Top Tips From Pro Golfers

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesWhat is the key to a perfect hit in golf? Is it a technique of your swing, speed, aiming or, maybe, distance? In fact, it is all of that together!While technique, aiming, and speed can be easily adjusted with some practice, getting more distance is where most beginners have issues. However, don’t get disappointed if you are one of them. In this article, we have gathered some of the handiest tips and tricks to help you hit further!Handy Tips For Further ShotsIf you are desperately trying to increase the distance of your hits but don’t get any closer to your goal, there might be a few reasons for that. Golf is a game of consistency, and it is highly detail-oriented, which means that everything from the way you stand to the quality of your clubs matters! However, we can help you reach that goal! Read the best pro tips to learn how to get a ball further.1. Change the club pathAdjusting the path of your club can make you hit the ball much further even if your speed and swing remain unchanged! Experts recommend switching from steep and out-to-in (fade) to shallow and in-to-out (draw) for adding distance. Embed from Getty Images2. The higher the ball position, the further the hitOur second tip is both very simple and extremely effective. If you tee your ball higher, this will increase its launch angle, reduce backspin, and enlarge the distance of your hit.3. Pick the right ballIn a matter of fact, using the right ball can have a significant impact on the distance of your hit. While your ball may deliver good feel and all-round performance, are you sure that it can cover large distances? If not, you should opt for the longest golf ball – they usually have a lower compression, which allows you to hit further. 4. Opt for larger loftIn order to increase your loft, you need to find a perfect balance between the launch angle, backspin, and speed of your swing. As soon as you balance those things, you will be able to keep the ball in the air for a longer time. Thus, the distance of hit will increase as well.5. Buy suitable ironsJust like balls, irons can also contribute to further hits. The modern game improvement clubs can bring players numerous benefits and assist in the areas of the game where they need help. Thus, we recommend updating your old set. Maybe, investing in new irons will help solve all of your problems at the root.6. Buy the right shoesIt should go without saying that in order to play better, you have to feel comfortable in the clothes and shoes you wear. Wearing the right shoes can help you put more power into your hits and achieve more distance!7. Get new gripsIf you are still using your worn out old grips, it is the time to change them for new ones! The older the grip, the tighter you hold the club, and this has a negative impact on the distance, control, and speed of your hits. 8. Use launch monitor to your benefitUsing a launch monitor is a valuable experience, but, unfortunately, many players are still missing out on this. Experts recommend using it to your benefit. This smart tool will give you a detailed insight into your launch specs, which will help you determine what you are doing wrong.9. Opt for a driver with lower spinSpin is one of those things that restrict the distance. Thus, if you want to get the ball further, you will need to switch to a lower-spinning driver.10. Straighter club for larger distanceOur final tip is to switch to a straighter and more accurate club. As a rule, it should give you quite a bit of extra roll out! Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

PROJECT GeoGames 2012 – A Lackey’s Journey

first_img SharePrint RelatedGroundspeak Weekly Newsletter – March 7, 2012March 8, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”GeoWoodstock IX 2011 – A Lackey Report from PennsylvaniaAugust 19, 2011In “Community”Two Mega-Events in One WeekendAugust 21, 2012In “Community” A Mega-Event with a 20-story zip-lineGroundspeak Lackeys are traveling thousands of miles from H.Q. throughout the year to share smiles, shake hands, and make geocaching memories at nearly 20 Mega-Events worldwide. Ben Field aka, LackeyBenno, attended the Mega-Event PROJECT: GeoGames 2012 (GC32012). It took place in Leipzig, Germany. Ben has been a Lackey since 2008 and works in IT. Here’s Ben’s account of his adventure.Written by: Ben FieldLackey Ben “LackeyBenno”As I read through the descriptions of the games being hosted at the Geogames Mega-Event in Leipzig, I had two questions running through my head:  How many of these games should I actually attempt and what exactly IS a PETling???  The answer to the first question took a few hours to figure out, the second one was answered relatively quickly.  A PETling is a small plastic preform for a 2-liter bottle. The clear water-tight containers are frequently used as geocaches in Germany. The PEtlings were the focus of three of the GeoGames I was about to attempt.The day leading up to the event I managed to take the tram with Jeremy, the Co-Founder and CEO of Geocaching.com, to grab a few caches and explore downtown Leipzig.  I’d already seen a small amount of the downtown area having come down the night before to watch Deutschland’s agonizing defeat in the Eurocup semi-finals, but wasn’t about to pass up more opportunities to explore.PETlingThere was an added layer of difficulty finding some of the caches with our limited knowledge of German.  After looking for one cache in the wrong area for a lengthy period of time, some nearby geocachers helped us out by explaining that the name of the cache we were looking for translated to “old town hall”, which happened to be the building across the street from where we were searching.  We had no trouble logging the find once we had what should have been an obvious giveaway.Between caches, we also managed to explore the Bach museum, which held some fascinating pieces of history. The museum was positioned next to the site of the Thomasschule, where Bach taught students and composed during the latter part of his life.After a great meal at Romanushof on Katharinenstraße, and a gracious ride back to the Messegelände from cachers Manuela and Peter (Schulze&Schultze) but better known by the name of their geocaching and dining blog “Schlemmercacher“, we prepared for the opening party.  While Jeremy was busy preparing a speech, I represented the US in the opening parade with only Signal at my side.  Thankfully, Caro (saxony) was gracious enough to hold the sign for us as we marched through the masses of people gathered for the event.Dosenfischer in concertStill feeling some effects of a cold, I wasn’t feeling overly adventurous the next day, but I was too excited for the event to let the cold hold me down.  Enjoying the PETling toss first, my enthusiasm grew. By the time the 6:00pm cutoff arrived, I’d made it through all of the games. My new geocaching friend Jana (tkrholic) kept me moving, determined to complete all of the games and keep me company throughout the day.The games weren’t the only activities at the event. There was ample time during the day to take photos of Jeremy descending the Trau Dich (zip line – see the photo at top) from the top of the 75M high tower.  Later in the evening, it was time to take in the geocaching band Dosenfischer and mingle with the masses of geocachers as a thunderstorm passed by.  All in all, it was a fantastic day.We found time the next day to explore some areas of Leipzig with Andy (stash-lab) and Nils (Nilos).  A trip to the Völkerschlachtdenkmal monument commemorating the German victory over the French at the Battle of the Nations was a worthwhile glimpse at the history of the location. After snagging the correspondingly named cache, we stumbled upon some other cachers, including ORaMo and Rennrodler. They graciously shared some personalized swag with us.  Before heading out, there was still time to snag a few more caches including Connex and then Gleis 26 – Reloaded at the train station.  It was a great day to end a great trip.Ben (far left) at the Völkerschlachtdenkmal Monument with Jeremy (center) and geocachersShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

‘H.P. govt denying pension benefits’

first_imgThe retired employees of various Boards and Corporations in Himachal Pradesh, who are deprived of any pension benefits despite repeated government assurances, are now forced to work for MNREGA as daily wagers. “Some of them who are getting old being thrown out from this scheme too”, said Govind Chatranta, coordinator of the corporate sector workers. The marginalised employees, who have now planned to go on an agitation from next week, said they have been exploited by both the successive Congress and BJP governments in the State. Despite government notification of October 1999 when they were promised pension benefits like other State employees in accordance with the provision laid down in the Central Civil Services Rule , they were denied the benefit on the name of financial crunch. These employees allege that out of around 39,000 regular PSU employees, about 32,000 are being given regular pension and only a handful are being denied the benefit.last_img read more

Dakshinayan Abhiyan extends support to DU students

first_imgPANAJI: The Dakshinayan Abhiyan, an all India movement for freedom of expression by writers and rationalists, has decided to support the ongoing struggle of the Delhi University student community, who are fighting their right to freedom of expression.In this connection, the Abhiyan has planned to stage a demonstration in the city on Thursday.The decision to support the students movement — which gained a nation-wide support after a Kargil war martyr’s daughter Gurmehar Kaur supported the students’ right to expression — was taken at a core committee meeting of the Abhiyan held recently. The meeting was attended by former student union leaders of Goa, including Datta Damodar Naik , Dilip Borkar, Dr. Subodh Kerkar, and Mohandas Lolayekar, among others.The Dakshinayan Abhiyan has appealed to all students union activists of the past, students union representatives of different colleges and the Goa University, and to the general public who support the cause of freedom of expression, to participate in the demonstration.last_img read more

Andy Murray says health key to hopes of prolonging his career

first_imgWorld number one Andy Murray is confident he can stay at the top of the men’s game and play on into his thirties – as long as he can keep himself fit.Murray, who turned 30 on Monday, has not won a title since the Dubai Open in February and was eliminated in the second round of the Madrid Open last week, but is preparing to defend his title at this week’s Rome Masters.”When I was starting out on the tour, that (30) is around the time when a lot of (players) would have stopped playing or started to struggle,” Murray was quoted as saying by the Times.”You never know how your body’s going to be and your health. If that’s fine, there is no reason why you can’t compete at the top of the game into your early to mid-thirties.”Not everyone is going to be able to do that, you don’t know how good the generation coming up are going to be, if they’re better than the current generation. If that’s the case then I think it becomes more difficult, but I’m hoping it isn’t.”Murray was out with an elbow injury earlier this year and is still playing his way back to full fitness ahead of next week’s French Open.The Scot, who faces Italian Fabio Fognini in the second round in Rome, acknowledged that he could take nothing for granted after beating Novak Djokovic to win the title last year.”I think a lot can change in 12 months,” Murray said. “I mean, a lot can change in a week in tennis…So I don’t think that just because you do well the previous year means that you’re going to have a good event the next year.”advertisement”Fognini is one of the better clay-court players, for sure. He obviously will be highly motivated playing in Italy as well.”I have had some tough matches with him in the past, so it won’t be easy. I will definitely need to play well in that one to have a chance of winning.”last_img read more

10 months ago​Wolves star Dendoncker relishing Prem test

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Wolves star Dendoncker relishing Prem testby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves midfielder Leander Dendoncker is enjoying life against the top teams.The newly promoted side have reserved their best showings for clashes against the “top six” in the Premier League.Their most recent scalp is the 2-1 FA Cup third round win over Liverpool at home.And Dendoncker is loving such occasions.”It’s great to play in the team, it helps to be on their side,” he said to the Express and Star.”I’m happy for the team, we will see what comes.”The whole team performed really well. We try to help each other a lot, that’s what we try to do every game.”It was a good team performance, the whole team worked a lot for the win.”We kept on going, even when they scored at 1-1.” last_img read more

18 days agoLucas Vazquez confident Real Madrid fans behind him

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lucas Vazquez confident Real Madrid fans behind himby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLucas Vazquez is confident Real Madrid fans are behind him.The midfielder has been jeered by the home support this season.”I have always felt the support of the Bernabeu during these five seasons,” Vazquez intimated in an interview with MARCA.”I always notice when the crowd shows me affection, I’m very happy with that.”We know that we’re at Real Madrid and that we are exposed to people’s opinions, you have to be calm.” last_img

10 days ago​BVB turn sights on Wolves midfielder Campbell

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​BVB turn sights on Wolves midfielder Campbellby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund are interested in signing Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Chem Campbell.Football Insidersays the German giants are eyeing the 16-year-old as one of the most promising talents in his age group.The Wales U17 star has not signed a contract renewal at Wolves, which means that he can move on for a modest fee in the winter or summer.He is eligible to sign pro terms when he turns 17, which is in December.The club will be hoping they can convince him to stay.However, Dortmund believe they can offer him a better path to the first team, which may be tempting for the teenager. last_img

Video: ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley Accused Brian Kelly Of Racism In Sideline Incident

first_imgBrian Kelly yelling on the Notre Dame sideline.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s sideline shove of assistant strength coach David Grimes drew national attention over the weekend. Kelly said on Tuesday he “regretted” that the incident took place. Kelly’s hotheadedness and sideline demonstrations are well-documented, but ESPN SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley accused the veteran head coach of racism for his treatment of Grimes. Speaking on SportsNation yesterday, Wiley had the following to say: “This is racial. You know I don’t like to play the race card, but I’m going to go here on this one,” he said. “When you see a black coach getting emasculated basically, undermined on the sidelines, when he’s a coach with authority over those players, they’re going to say, ‘Huh, there are very few images and likenesses of a black player with the position of authority on the coaching staff.’ Very few. And when you see one treated like that, your imagination starts to take over and says ‘Brian Kelly, we tried to respect all of you guys on a level playing field, despite the fact that most of us on the field are black, but then most of you on the sidelines are white.’ But when you undermine one of the few figures that we can actually see a likeness, now that speaks volumes to those players…”Wiley’s co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Max Kellerman seemed to support his point. You can view all of their comments and the full video of the exchange below. We’ve seen Kelly scream at quarterbacks both white (Dayne Crist, Tommy Rees) and black (Everett Golson, DeShone Kizer) on the sideline in recent years. He’s berated officials as well. Was his behavior towards Grimes racially motivated? We’ll let you be the judge. [ MediaIte ]last_img read more

KOTC Orders Three Gas Carriers from HHI

first_imgKuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) has signed today a contract with South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for three very large gas carries (VLGC).The three 84,000 cbm LPG carriers are expected to start delivery in 2019.The deal is said to be worth USD 213.3 million, KUNA news agency reported, with KOTC paying around USD 71 million per ship.The order is part of KOTC’s fleet renewal plan.Based on its website data, KOTC currently has a fleet of 28 ships, comprising 12 very large crude carriers (VLCC), ten product carriers, four LPG carriers and two bunker vessels.The contract signing comes as HHI reveals a 52 percent increase in value of new shipbuilding orders in 2017 when compared to the figures from the previous year.However, it should be noted that the 2016 baseline was pretty low taking into account that the year was very difficult for the shipbuilding industry due to low ordering activity.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more