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Mar 2024 - May 2024

CALVIN'S TIP

Calvin's Golf Tip
Explore the world of  Long Irons

The long iron shot—a daunting challenge that strikes fear into the heart of many golfers aiming for distant greens. But fear not, for mastering this shot is within reach with the right approach and technique.
 

To hit your long irons more effectively, start by positioning the ball in the middle of your stance. This helps ensure a solid strike and optimal launch angle. Next, focus on maintaining a consistent backswing, allowing for a smooth transition and generating power through the downswing.
 

As you swing down towards the ball, keep your head in line with the ball, maintaining a steady posture throughout the motion. This alignment promotes clean contact and minimizes the risk of mishits.
 

One crucial tip to improve your long iron game is to strike the grass after the ball, ensuring a crisp impact and a downward strike through the ball. Maintain contact with the grass all the way through the swing, emphasizing the importance of a fluid follow-through without losing balance.
 

With these techniques in mind, approach your next long iron shot with confidence and determination. As you prepare for the club championships, focus on executing your best runs ever, trusting in your ability to conquer challenging shots and achieve your goals on the course.

Good luck for Club Champs, and we look forward in seeing you soon!

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Losing ball during play

Losing a ball during play can be a frustrating experience, but knowing the proper procedure for dropping a ball where it was lost can help alleviate some of that frustration.
 

If there's any doubt about whether your ball is lost or out of bounds, it's wise to play a provisional ball. This provisional ball serves as insurance in case your original ball cannot be found or is deemed out of bounds.

If you eventually find your original ball, but it's in a tricky spot like behind a tree or in a hazard, you'll likely need to take a penalty stroke to advance it or take relief.
 

It's essential to remember that once you've found your original ball, you're not allowed to switch to the provisional ball, even if it's in a better position. You must play the original ball.
 

When hitting a provisional ball, declare it at the tee box, ensuring it's identifiable from the original ball. This distinction prevents confusion later on. If the original ball is found in bounds, you must abandon the provisional and continue play with the original ball.
 

Avoiding the "walk of shame" back to the tee box is crucial, especially with the club championships approaching. By understanding and following the rules for provisional balls, you'll navigate lost ball situations with confidence and efficiency. Good luck to all players in the upcoming club championships!

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