How to play Topgolf: Everything You Need To Know Before You Go

Golf is having a bit of a resurgence at the moment, and one of the reasons is a swathe of fun, new, beginner-friendly formats that allow anyone, especially wannabe first-time golfers who might be intimidated by traditional golf courses, to have fun swinging a club. One of the most popular high-tech golf franchises is Topgolf, with … Read more

What Is A Birdie In Golf?

A BIRDIE in golf is when you get the ball in the hole in one less than the assigned PAR – the number of shots you should take to complete the hole. A birdie on a par three would be completing the hole in two shots. A birdie on a par four would be completing … Read more

Beginners Guide to Golf Etiquette

My husband is an avid golfer. You know how it goes. He loves golf, and I love him so.. Voila. I decided to take lessons and learn to golf.  You might think that taking private lessons to learn to golf sounds like overkill. Trust me; it was not. A lifelong runner, I have not participated … Read more

Golfers With Most All-Time Major Wins

The majors are the pinnacle of a golfing career. Coming around four times a year, a single major win can separate an average career from a great one. Winning multiple majors puts you on an even more elite list: only eighty-four men have won two or more majors.  Jack Nicklaus is the male golfer with … Read more

What Is The Longest Drive In PGA Tour History?

Nothing beats seeing a professional golfer rip a driver miles down the center of the fairway. The sound off the club, the ball launching into the stratosphere, taking an age to come down… but what is the longest drive ever hit in PGA Tour history? The longest drive ever on the PGA Tour came in … Read more

Shots In Golf: Every Golf Shot Explained

There are so many different types of shots in golf, and one of the joys of the sport is that there are so many ways of getting the job done. Watch any golf broadcast and you’ll hear a wide array of outlandish terms describing each different shot the pros come up with. But what do … Read more

What Is An Eagle In Golf?

An Eagle in golf is when the golfer gets the ball in the hole in two less than the stated par – the number of shots it should take to complete the hole. An Eagle on par-three would be holing the ball in one shot. An Eagle on par-four involves completing the hole in three … Read more

How To Hit A Golf Ball: 4 Basic Steps

How to hit a golf ball

Golf is a challenging game. It involves a lot of strange movements that aren’t replicated in any other sport. Handed a golf club and ball for the first time, it’s easy to think, ‘How on earth am I meant to hit this thing?’  The key things to remember when trying to hit a golf ball … Read more

Top Tips to Break 80

So, you’re ticking off the milestones. You’ve broken 100. You’ve broken 90. You might have had a single figure round here or there. But now you’re onto the next biggie: getting into the 70s. Shooting in the 70s is a big psychological hurdle because it feels like proper golf. The pros shoot in the 70s … Read more

Top Tips to Break 90

For many golfers, getting into the 80s is the sign of taking the next step. For most par 72 courses, breaking 90 means playing better than ‘bogey golf,’ which seems to be the mental divide between ‘I play this game because I enjoy it even though I suck’ and ‘I’m actually okay at this sport.’ … Read more

Driving Range Practice: The Basics

Do you ever have the feeling when playing a round that nothing you have been practicing is transferring to the course?  I have.  It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and downright discouraging.  But the good news is I have lived through the darkness and come out the other side with the experience and ideas that I would like … Read more

Putting Green Practice: The Basics

There are many different drills for the putting green that are beneficial, but I would like to highlight some of my favorites.  I am a feel-putter myself.  I don’t use the Bryson method to walk off putts and know it’s this many feet; therefore, he takes it back to this spot on his right toe.  … Read more

The British Open 2023: Favorites, Long Shots, And No Hopers

It’s been a wonderful year for golf. The majors, especially, have delivered. Sometimes those holy grails of the sport, those four weeks a year when all eyes turn to the links, can disappoint – lackluster courses, uninspiring winners, no real drama. Not this year.  First, we had the likable Hideki Matsuyama becoming Japan’s first-ever major … Read more

Top Five Tips to Break 100

Breaking three figures is golf’s first big challenge when you’re new to the game. It sounds like it should be easy, right? The pros on tour are shooting 66s and 67s with ease. But golf is a cruel mistress and is different from every other sport in that you’re playing the same game as the … Read more

History of the Golf Ball

There are many stories and fables about how the game of golf came to be.  I’m sure everyone has heard the ole’ “shepherd hitting rocks with a crooked stick” story, but the origins of golf are just that, fables and stories.  There’s no real record of how it came to be or who invented it.  … Read more

Beginners Guide to Golf Handicap

On January 1, 2020, the World Handicap System (WHS) brought six different handicap systems together into a single set of Rules for Handicapping.  This enables golfers of different abilities to compete on a fair and equal basis no matter where they play.  What I like about the handicap is it is not an average of … Read more

How I Play Golf in the Wind

One of the beautiful things about the game of golf is to have success you must combine the idiosyncrasies of the course with the weather to make a plan for the best shot to make.  Sand, water, rolling hills, they all combine with the wind, rain, and other elements to create this ever-unique pathway from … Read more

Unique Clubs in your Golf Bag

We are not all PGA professionals that have a bag full of new club technology and brand-specific contract obligations to uphold.  A lot of golfer’s bags are filled with a hodgepodge of clubs that were given by friends or purchased from a secondhand location.  My bag at one point had a Cleveland driver, Ping irons, … Read more

The COVID Golf Boom

The Covid Golf Boom

First, I would like to take a moment of silence for all those around the globe who are currently experiencing golf lockdown and are unable to get out on the course and enjoy the sport we all love so much.  Here in the Midwest United States, golf procedures have changed, but golf never stopped.  For … Read more

Barstool Sports Let Them Play Classic

How we got here.  The NCAA was scheduled to play one of their D1 Women’s Golf Championship regional events at the University Club in Baton Rouge, LA to qualify teams to the National Golf Tournament to be held at Gray Hawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, AZ.  Coaches and Players were notified of severe weather coming … Read more

PGA Player Impact Program

Mid-April 2021, the PGA announced a new $40 million purse for the top 10 golfers based on a variety of metrics that we will get into below.  This purse is funded in part by the recent 9-year deal the Tour struck with CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and ESPN.  The deal is estimated to be valued … Read more

What Is An Albatross In Golf?

More Difficult Than a Hole in One? The National Hole in One Registry sets a golfer’s odds of making a hole in one at 12,000 to 1.  For a professional, the odds improve to 3,000 to 1.  That means if the average golfer plays 50 rounds per year on an 18-hole course with 4 par … Read more

Why Do They Even Call These Golf Clubs Woods Anymore


Taking the wood out of your woods! As anyone who plays the game knows, golf can take it out of you, physically (trust me it can), mentally (we’ll talk about the ‘yips’ at some point), and financially. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s easy to drop a king’s ransom on clubs and paraphernalia … Read more

Rotator Cuff Injury in Golf: Symptoms and Exercises


A rotator cuff injury in golf can be a serious and painful thing. The rotator cuff is actually a combination of four tendons that work together to stabilize your shoulder joint. A rotator cuff injury can happen because of a few different things and is a very common cause of shoulder pain as well. There … Read more

What’s Better: GPS App or GPS Watch


So, you find yourself in the middle of a perfectly played round of golf, everything seems to be working correctly. Your drives have been dead center, your iron shots have been hit true, you putt and rolling dead center into the cup, and your score reflects this as you are 4 under through four holes. … Read more

How to Fix a Golf Slice


There you find yourself, reaching the goal of many, playing a round of golf with your boss. Although this may not seem like a big deal, a lot of promotions and business deals are stuck out on the links. What is even more important is that you do not look like a fool in front … Read more

Best Golf Courses in the World


There you find yourself, sitting and flipping between the Travel Channel and the Golf Channel. Trying to figure out how your two passions for travel and golf can finally mesh together. Well, both travel and golf both have an l in them. Then, all of a sudden, like a bolt of lightning, it hits you! … Read more

Tips to Develop a Strong Mental Health for Golf


The pressure for results is inherent in those who have a routine. If you are a professional golf player, you will have the pressure of the tournaments or if you are an amateur golf player, you will feel the same way; however, you need to arrange your work with the sport that you love. No … Read more

How to Comfortably Play Golf in the Rain


“Rain, rain, go away. Come again some other day”, golfers know how annoying it is to give up a day of playing a good round just because the weather is not working with your schedule. However, just because it’s raining does not mean you have to give up one of your most enjoyable activities. So, … Read more

Life Lessons You Can Learn While Golfing


Everyone knows that golf is a game where, as much as we play, you are never 100% during a match. I really believe that the sport of golf has much more in common with the game of life than many people think. Just as you do not have control over your ball, you are not … Read more

What to Look Out For Before You Buy Golf Clubs


Having the absolute best golf club set is a dream for almost every single beginner in golf. However, let’s be honest, is it really necessary? What should you know before buying your dream set? If these are questions you commonly ask yourself then start the party because your problems are over! Today, Golfoid will tell … Read more

The Best PGA Golfers of 2023


Golf is one of the most iconic sports of all time. Since conditions are always changing and each golf course is massively different, it is difficult to maintain your game throughout a whole season. In this article, we will explore the success of the greatest golfers of 2018 according to the PGA ranking. Best PGA … Read more

How to Understand Golf Scores


When it comes to the sports industry, every single game has a different way of keeping score. Typically, the higher score wins the game or match, right? Well, when it comes to golf, it flips your world upside down. What I mean is, if you have a score of 72 in golf – that’s great … Read more

Yoga for Golfers: Stretching to Reach the Green


When most people think of yoga they envision a soccer mom in a yoga studio listening to soothing music. This sexually-biased thought causes many men to stray away from practicing yoga. Many people think that some exercises and sports were made only for women and other exercises, only for men. Guess what? I have some … Read more

Why You Need to Upgrade Your Golf Equipment


As golfers, when we start talking and thinking about golf, there are always some doubts that begin to develop in our head. Whether that doubt is related to our performance on the course the day before or simply about our swing in general, golfers are constantly trying to improve their game. So, in this line … Read more

Why Golf Lessons Are Worth the Investment


Starting to play golf can be a bit intimidating at first. This is why it’s essential to address the issue with an action plan alongside ambitious and real expectations. Your first day with a golf club, you probably will not be able to hit the ball. After a few weeks, you will start to hit … Read more

Golf Memberships: Are They Worth It?


Ah! Golf memberships. Doesn’t that bring to mind visions of 50-year olds driving Cadillac Escalades dressed from head to toe in pristine golf gear? Back in the day, golf memberships fell into a category where only the elite and higher-class members of society could afford them. As many would joke, the common man couldn’t even … Read more

What’s the Story with Tiger Woods’ Putter?


Have you ever had a favorite toy or a good luck charm that you couldn’t see yourself leaving home without? Just having this charm by your side could make you strong enough to face your biggest fears or even make you lucky enough to win that quiz show championship. The fear of being without your … Read more

How To Clean Golf Clubs: Easy Step-By-Step Guide


Cleaning your golf clubs is a critical step to take after each round of golf. Even a quick cleaning will ensure your clubs last longer and perform as they should. For easy cleaning, dip your club faces into a mixture of warm water and soap. Scrub the entire clubface with a brush, paying attention to … Read more

2023 British Open: What to Expect & Who Will Win


When most people think of bagpipes and kilts they think of the faraway land of Scotland. With that said, it is a bucket list item for most people. For us golfers; however, Scotland reminds us of the birthplace of the sport we all love and cherish: golf. Once again, this year, from July 19th– July … Read more

Why You Should Go to the Driving Range


Imagine if you would, that you are out on a perfect sunny day playing a round of golf with one of your clients and he says to you, “If you beat me on this hole, I’ll partner with your company.” At that moment, sweat starts to trickle down your spine because you know this client … Read more

How to Be Proper on the Golf Course: Golf Etiquette 101


Smack, smack, crunch, crunch! As you are preparing to swing, all you can focus on is the sound of a business colleague eating with their mouth wide open. Not only does this sound irritate you, it makes the person who is eating seem barbaric and in a lower class. Wouldn’t it be terrible if you were … Read more

Why You Should Buy Cheap Golf Clubs


There, you find yourself flipping through the channels on a Sunday afternoon, suddenly you see Tiger Woods hit an iron shot from the fairway and bang! The ball falls into the hole! You think to yourself, I’ve heard about golf and how many business deals are made on the course and this looks easy. Perhaps, … Read more

10 Golf Driving Tips to Improve Your Golf Game


The word golf originates from the German vocabulary with the word Kolbe, meaning club or stick. The sport, however, officially appeared in Scotland at the end of the first half of the XVIII century. Learning golf is as difficult, if not more difficult, than learning to speak German. Shizen! One day I was at home … Read more

Oversized Counter-balanced Putter Grip

counter balanced putter grips

Twenty years ago it was the hybrid. Fifteen years ago it was the long putter. Ten years ago it was drivers with adjustable hosels. Today’s fad is undoubtedly putter grips. Although larger putter grips have been around for some time, it has only been recently that players have begun experimenting with added weight in the … Read more

Different Ways You Can Grip a Putter

how to grip a golf putter

Okay, so you’re struggling with your putter? It means you struggle with your consistency? One minute you’re doing 8 footer, the next minute you miss a simple putt is just the 3ft range. More often than not, the consistency of your shots depends on a proper putting grip. Putting may be one of the most … Read more

Can Playing an Online Golf Game Help You Become a Better Golfer?

playing golf online

There have been many advancements made due to the technological age we are currently within.  These advancements are not limited to any certain sector, and defiantly include the realm of the golf world.  Not only have there been advancements within golf clubs, golf balls, golf cleats and gloves, but there is another avenue where there … Read more

The Mental Side of Golf: How to Play it Right

mental side of golf

Over the years, playing with and tutoring amateur golfers, you discover that for many, the mental approach to the game is where their struggle lies the most. There is an old adage that your round of golf is always broken up into 3 different parts. The first 6 holes are all your preparation, the middle … Read more

The Rules of Match Play Golf Explained


When playing a round of golf, the standard way of scoring allows for whoever shoots the lowest score in any given round wins.  This means that every good shot, as well as every bad shot, counts.  This is known as stroke play, and although this can be a fun way to play golf, when you … Read more

How Many Dimples are Found on a Golf Ball?

how many dimples on a golf ball

Once you look at a golf ball, you can tell that it is very different from the rest of the balls used in various other sports.  A baseball is smooth with some seams on it.  A football is leather in an oblong shape.  A Basketball is fully round, with but texture on it for grip … Read more

20 Annoying Habits on the Golf Course

annoying habits on the golf course

Knowing your decorum can now and again feel more critical than really having the ability to play golf to a respectable standard. Golf is often regarded as a gentleman’s game. Falling foul of one of the numerous standards of the course can result into troubled playing accomplices as well as a bad reputation. Some of … Read more

The Difference Between Hybrids and Irons

difference between hybrids and irons

Thirty years ago, when you went to purchase a set of golf clubs, you had a very standard set of clubs to choose from.  You would receive 13 clubs within a set, and those clubs would be a Driver, a 3 Wood and a 5 Wood.   You would also have an iron set which consisted … Read more

How to Swing Like a Pro Golfer

how to swing golf

When it comes to swinging a golf club, you might think there is only one way to swing in order to be successful.  That there is simply a right way and a wrong way and there is no in between.  However, this is not the case; every pro golfer has a very unique swing which … Read more

10 Most Important Moments in Golf History

Selecting the top 10 most important moment in golf history may be one of the most difficult and contentious things to do. We have witnessed or heard about several grounds breaking tournament victories, breathtaking gameplays, and unbelievable shots and comebacks. After scouring through our archives, we present to you, the 10 most important moments in … Read more

5 Worst Things You Can do on the Golf Course


Golf etiquette is non-judgmental. It applies to anyone who steps foot on the golf course, whether it is your first time or you’ve played weekly for years. While there are set rules of common courtesy, or etiquette, in golf, it never fails that you will run across someone not following them. If you are new … Read more

Medical Advice When Playing Golf


While nothing replaces the medical advice of your physician, the words of wisdom from a few of your golfing cohort always lends a hand to keeping yourself healthy on the links. While their experience and knowledge may not be certified and accredited from a medical school, they are more likely to come from the trials … Read more