photo credit: plnaugle www.GolfLocker.com = Discounted name brand golf shoes. www.CallawayPreOwned.com = Pre-Owned Callaway golf clubs. www.ProfessionalGolfTravel.com = Nationwide budget golf vacation packages. www.OrganizeYourGolfEvent.com = Free web-site for organizing golf events. www.Golforlandovactionclub.com = Winter vacation specials including vehicles, hotels, condos and houses. www.synthetic-turf.com = Synthetic putting greens. www.SonoranSuites.com = Low rates for Scottsdale, Tucson, Las Vegas and Palm Springs golf vacations. www.pioneergolf.com = Scotland/Ireland golf vacations to St. Andrews G.C. www.jacobsgolf.com = John Jacobs golf schools. www.GolfKnickers.com = Knickers, caps, sweaters, socks, golf pants. www.PurepointGolf.com = extremely popular golf instructional web-site. www.gdptravelcaddie.com = offers direct links to the best resorts and real estate properties including golf packages. www.golfdigestshop.com/golf20.com = golf photographs, covers, books and more. www.gdopencontest.com = to enter the Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge.
photo credit: Extra Ketchup TheSwingLoft.com is a new and innovative way to deliver golf lessons via a computer program. The company will soon be hosting web-sites for instructors to upload their own videos so that their students may download videos, drills and other information that an instructor has posted.
TheSwingLoft program retails for $249 and features such things as the Capture Screen, Pick Color (pick drawing tools color), Drawing Tools and Export Movie. You can also create I-Pod compatible files of movie clips and much more.
There are several learning aids which include videos of how to use drawing tools inside SwingLoft and how to export videos to an MPEG4 format. There are many more ingenious features to this new program. For more information contact www.TheSwingLoft.com.
photo credit: bandita Along with GOLF MAGAZINE, the Sports Illustrated Golf Group has introduced a great new web-site www.Golf.com. GOLF MAZAZINE and Golf.com help 10 million players each month get the latest golf information including updates on the PGA Tour, golf instruction, equipment, courses and travel.
You can find all sorts of interesting, whimsical and up-to-date articles including commentary from David Feherty, a Golf Channel's commentator. There is up-dated leader-board information with tournament statistics. For the video game lovers, you can play three video games: longest drive, closest to the pin and putting.
As golfers, we all have the realization that what makes golf so interesting is our capability to learn more about the golf game. It makes golf more fun and it improves our ability to play. What more can you ask for?
photo credit: haileybussey The world-wide web was originally designed by the US. Government as a means of communication between government entities. Once it was made available to the general public, it was touted as the ”information highway.” The Internet has now evolved into a dominant force in the retail marketplace.
For golfers, the Internet is one of the best means to find new or used gear, lessons, courses, vacations, you name it? Check out the following: for gear try www.dicksgolf.com, or www.pgasuperstores.com. For golf vacations: www.golfpac.com. For lessons: www.PurePointGolf.com. For discounted green fees and courses: www.GolfNow.com.
Although there are various search engines to navigate the web, www.google.com is the most popular and all-inclusive vehicle. Be skeptical of any web-site that does not have their phone number listed and make sure that any credit card purchases are made through a secure web-site.
photo credit: faungg The cost of an 18 hole round of golf has skyrocketed in some locations of our country. Most players can no longer afford the super high green fees being charged. Www.GolfDigest/go/frugal.com just may be the answer. The site includes a list of web-sites that offer discount tee times in almost every section of the country.
You can receive greatly reduced rates (as much as 70% off) at some of the top courses in the nation. When you subscribe (most do not charge) you will be sent daily e-mails of the available tee times of courses in your area. You can book for 1-4 players and a credit card is required. E-mail confirmation is then sent. Take the printed confirmation with you to the course to verify your tee time. Its as simple as that.
PGA Professional Bobby Eldridge (pictured above) is the director of the PurePoint Golf instructional program which is one of the most successful and popular teaching programs on the worldwide web. Prior to joining PurePoint Golf, Eldridge owned and operated his own golf academy with schools located throughout the southwest. Devoting his entire career to the game of golf, Bobby Eldridge has become one of the country's foremost teaching Professionals.
The Bobby Eldridge instruction method at PurePoint Golf covers every aspect of the game and is the culmination of a lifetime of teaching experience. The program offers a DVD series that entirely simplifies even the most difficult aspects of the game. This program, without a doubt, should be a part of every serious golfer's collection. For more information see www.purepointgolf.com.
photo credit: bortescristian “Digital Caddies,” as they are called, are quckly becoming a necessity in today's game. Using a GPS is like having a yardage marker at your feet anywhere on the course. Handheld GPS technology uses four satellites stationed 11,000 miles above the earth to calculate distances within one yard. Besides lower scores, the new GPS units also speed up play.
The following is a list of GPS web-sites: SkyCaddie ($430) at www.skygolfgps.com , Golf Buddy Tour ($430) at www.golfbuddy.ca.com, Golf Logix GPS 8 ($300) at www.golfgps.com, iGolf Neo ($150) at www.igolf.com, Sonocaddie V300 ($400) at www.sonocaddie.com and uPro ($400) at www.uprogps.com.
Under the USGA. Rules, GPS systems are legal under local rules (determined by each golf course), however, they are not allowed in tournament play.
One of the most informative golf web-sites on the internet is Greg Norman's site at www.shark.com. This site covers every aspect of the game of golf. One of the more interesting topics is the importance of being physically fit, especially for senior golfers.
Biomechanics, which is the role that different muscle groups play in the golf swing, is thoroughly explained in an easy to understand manner. This section goes into detail about how important a good warm up is prior to playing. There are examples given of various exercises that golfers can do to loosen up the important muscle groups specifically used in the golf swing. This web-site gets a 5 star rating and should be on your “must view” list.