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PGA Teaching Professional Jim Bennett demonstrates a quick and simple drill that will help you avoid hitting your golf shots off the toe of the club. Just stand a little closer to the ball, and throw a bag or a box in front of you. Take a look at the video and learn how to dial in your swing and start hitting the ball off the center of the face! Continue watching this quick tip from PGA teaching pro Jim Bennett.
PGA Teaching Professional Jim Bennett gives golfers a quick and simple tip on how to create proper shaft lean with irons, all you need is a towel and some practice, and you'll hit the ball with the appropriate descending blow in no time! Continue reading about this quick tip from PGA teaching pro Jim Bennett.
PGA Teaching Professional Jim Bennett gives golfers a quick and simple tip on how to get their swings on the proper path for straighter shots. All you need is a water bottle! Continue reading about this quick tip from PGA teaching pro Jim Bennett.
PGA Championship player and Teaching Pro from Pro Golf Discount Ryan Benzel is talking about his unique experience playing a practice round with Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and Fred Couples. How about playing a practice round with Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, and Fred Couples? Continue to read Ryan's experience.
PGA Championship player and Teaching Pro from Pro Golf Discount Ryan Benzel is talking about his fantastic experience qualifying for and playing in the PGA National Championship. See if you can also try qualifying and playing the PGA Championship. Want to know more about how to qualify for and play in the PGA Championship, click on to read more.
PGA Teaching Professional Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf in Lynnwood Washington provides some helpful guidance on how to eliminate a push or snap hook. Click to watch this helpful Golf Tip
PGA Teaching Professional Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf in Lynnwood Washington provides some helpful guidance on how to keep your golf swing on plane and eliminate hooks and slices. Click to watch this helpful Golf Tip
PGA Teaching Professional Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf in Lynnwood Washington provides some helpful guidance on how eliminate over the top swing or hooks and slices, or a hard left-to-left pull hook. Click to watch this helpful Golf Tip
On Throwback Thursday we will seek to present to the reader a classic golf photograph in an attempt to remind and inspire. For in our sport of golf, the same as in life, the times may change but a classic never goes out of style. This week, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Continue Reading about Throwback Thursday - Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
PGA Teaching Professional Ryan Benzel of Pro Golf in Lynwood Washington provides some helpful guidance on how best to warm up and practice before hitting the course for a round of golf. Click to watch this helpful Golf Tip
Alright, here we go. Before we get to the good stuff, I suppose I should introduce myself. You can call me Duffer, or Duff. My wife calls me something else entirely but that's none of your business. I've been playing golf since 1977. And for the purposes of this post, let's just say I started drinking... Continue Reading about Golf Beer Pairing
Welcome to the first installment of The Golf Insomniac's soon-to-be award winning equipment review video series! Today we'll be examining the Bio CELL Irons from Cobra Golf. A great look, tons of game-improving technology, all in one package. Click play to see how the Insomniac rates these sticks. Continue Reading the Cobra Bio CELL Irons Video Review
Alright, here we go. Before we get to the good stuff, I suppose I should introduce myself. You can call me Duffer, or Duff. My wife calls me something else entirely but that's none of your business. I've been playing golf since 1977. And for the purposes of this post, let's just say I started drinking a year or two or three after that. The other day, Continue Reading about Throwback Golf Beer Pairing
On Throwback Thursday we will seek to present to the reader a classic golf photograph in an attempt to remind and inspire. For in our sport of golf, the same as in life, the times may change but a classic never goes out of style. Continue Reading about Throwback Thursday - Tiger Woods
Rock n Roller Alice Cooper and owner of a 5.3 handicap shares a tip he learned from Rocco Mediate. Dubbed the "Arizona Hot Toe" it is a useful chip shot to avoid hitting behind or in front of the ball... Continue Reading more about The Arizona Hot Toe
Master of golf, Gary Player, explains the optimal method to increase distance with your golf shot, no matter your age, height, or size. Mr. Player stresses the importance of proper strength conditioning... Continue Reading more about Gaining Distance with Gary Player
For those golfers looking to escape the element rather than endure them, GolfDiscount.com is happy to provide an extensive collection of warm weather travel options, with 16 first-class courses to choose from and lodging accommodations provided by the award winning Zona Hotel and Suites of Scottsdale. Continue Reading more about Golf Discount Travel
72% of golfers say not playing “Ready Golf” is the main reason for slow play on the golf course according to over 2,000 respondents to a recent survey from a popular golf website Continue Reading more about top reasons for slow play in golf
70% of golfers say they have told a lie to either their work or to their significant other in order to play a round of golf, according to the survey of over 2,000 respondents from a popular golf website. “Playing hooky” from work was the number one lie told in order to play a round of golf... Continue Reading about Lies told to play Golf
A useful club both off the tee and from the short grass, the fairway wood is a versatile tool for golfers of all skill levels. Some golfers struggle hitting fairway woods off the deck without a tee and prefer to only add one or two to their golf bag, while others are drawn to the confidence inspiring larger head shape of the woods and opt for three or four different lofts... Continue Reading about Fairway Woods
Complete sets are the all-in-one package for golfers looking for everything they need to hit the course as soon as possible. Most commonly, beginning golfers utilize complete sets as a way to get everything they need quickly and easily, but many experienced golfers can benefit from complete sets as well. Golfers who have been playing for a long time, but who have avoided upgrades in their golf clubs, might benefit greatly from a complete overhaul of their se Continue Reading about Complete Sets
Nike Golf has had an exciting start to 2013. Nike Golf is the first in history to bring high-speed cavity back technology to a driver that conforms to USGA and R&A Rules. They have also added some exciting new athletes to the team including Nick Watney, Thorbjørn Olesen and someone we at GolfDiscount.com are especially excited about, Kyle Stanley. Continue Reading about New Nike VR_S Covert and New Nike Athletes
Today I had the opportunity to test drive the TaylorMade RocketBladez Irons, and I have to be honest, at first glance these irons did not strike me as anything special. They are a game improvement club--or so I thought. They have a medium thick top line, slightly offset, and a little slit on the bottom which TaylorMade calls the Speed Pocket. What a speed pocket it is. The first club I test drove was the pitching wedge. I got on our simulator and set everything to neutral, no wind and 75 degrees. I wasn’t even warmed up and the first swing went 135 yards. Now, I hit my regular pitching wedge on a well struck shot 130 yards with about 125 carry and 4-5 yards of roll. The RocketBladez PW went 135 ... Continue Reading TaylorMade RocketBladez Iron Review
Our next stop was the golf course home to the Royal Family, named appropriately Royal Aberdeen. It is the sixth oldest golf club in the world, established in 1780. Located just two miles outside of Aberdeen city center this is one of the most spectacular natural sites for golf in all of Scotland. Pepper and Campbell authors of True Links consider it one of the world’s iconic links courses. Campbell considers the par 3 8th among the best 18 holes in Scotland and one of the 500 best in the world. he 18th has been described and one of the best finishing holes in all of Scottish golf. The five minute rule governing the search for lost balls was invented here and Golf.com rated the course as 13th best in Scotland ... Continue Reading Scotland Golf Trip, Part 6
Our next stop was the home of the Barclay’s Scottish Open. Castle Stuart is just outside of Inverness by the airport. It took us about 30 minutes from Nairn to get there. Castle Stuart premiered in Golf Magazine’s 2011 rankings as the 56 best course in the world, and since it was the home of the Scottish Open, we were all incredibly excited to play this venue. In addition, the course was built by the creator of Kingbarns, a course we were going to play later in the trip, so our interest level in this golf course was extremely high ... Continue Reading Scotland Golf Trip, Part 5
Our next stop is a little know golf course extremely far north in the highlands ,about 1.5 hours from Nairn. Royal Dornoch has the same latitude as Juneau, Alaska affording about 20 hours of daylight. We played 36 holes and finished around 8:00pm and you would have thought it was noon by the lights of the sky. Royal Dornoch is the third oldest course in Scotland, and was rated 16th in the world by Golf Magazine in 2011. It lives up to all that and more. The great Donald Ross hails from Dornoch and you can surely see Dornoch’s influence on Donald Ross designs. This place is epic, with holes that literally run along the beach ... Continue Reading Scotland Golf Trip, Part 4
Prestwick was a great round, and after our Kummel we voyaged north about 4.5 hours drive to the city of Inverness where we stayed at a great 12 room B & B called The Inverness Guest House, owned by one of the nicest couples, Doug and Kay Mitchell. I would highly recommend a stay there, as the rooms are spacious, the location is central, and the quality of the breakfast is excellent. The Guest house is located right on the Firth of Moray, 880 yards from the Nairn Golf Club. We played 36 holes at Nairn, and when we arrived, the Curtis Cup had just concluded on June 10th. We arrived on June 18th, one week later ... Continue Reading Scotland Golf Trip, Part 3
Our next stop was the Prestwick Golf Club located 30 miles southwest of Glasgow. It is rated 14th best course in Scotland by Golf.com. Prestwick hosted the first 15 open championships and 24 in total. Old Tom Morris the Architect became the head pro and greenskeeper here in 1851 after Allan Robertson fired him for using the new gutta percha ball. It was originally 12 holes until 1882 when they extended the course to 18. The open championship was played here from 1860-1881 and it was 12 holes ... Continue Reading Scotland Golf Trip, Part 2: Prestwick
Here is my first in a series of impressions of my trip to Scotland. The trip started with a connection through Dallas on my way to London where I caught a connecting flight to Edinburgh. All would have went well if American had not been late getting me into Dallas but they were, so I missed the connection to London and since I was late to London I missed the connection to Edinburgh. I mention this because I learned a very expensive lesson ... Continue Reading My 1st Impressions on Playing Golf in Scotland
Today I would like to talk about something that makes me want to scream at people on the golf course. Yes, you guessed it from the title: Slow Play. It is a plague on the great game of golf. First off ,none of us are playing for our livelihood or mortgage payments. We are basically playing for the sheer joy of the game. That being said: Why can we not finish a round of golf in less than 4 hours? One of the things that I think has slowed down play has been watching the pros play golf on TV, average players then hit the course and try to emulate them. I believe that this is a major contributing factor to slow play. The other culprit is that many times I see people just simply not ready to play when it is their turn. When it is your turn you should be over your ball and ready to strike, not pulling your club or determining the yardage or deciding on the type if shot to play ... Continue Reading about Slow Play and a Solution