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How to set up a putt in golf

How to set up a putt in golf

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To professionals, amateurs and beginners alike, shots are won and lost on the golf course with the short clubs. These clubs are known as the scoring club and the most important club in the bag is the putter. It is not for nothing that Tiger Woods has gone through around 10-15 drivers in his career, but only one putter. The putter is the club with the most feel, the most consistency, and is the club that is used the most often. During a round of golf for a 20 handicap, only 10-14 shots will be drivers or woods, 5-15 shots will be long irons, 15-25 shots will be short irons, and around 30 shots will be putts, and maybe more. Stance When Reading a Putt When putting, like most other aspects of golf, stances and styles tend to vary greatly. However, as is the case with tee shots and f...
Tips to playing great golf and fitness

Tips to playing great golf and fitness

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Lots of athletes have made the visit to the nearest sporting goods store in search of the latest product promising improved performance in incredible fashion. Even though watching Camilo Villegas play a round of golf is all the proof anyone should need, a recent study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research has shown the actual answer to better golf performance is a dedication to improved strength, flexibility, and balance. The study researched three areas of golfer fitness: strength, flexibility, and balance. It also divided golfers into three proficiency levels, using the handicap (HCP) index: Zero or less HCP; 1-9 HCP; and 10-20 HCP. Researchers found that the best golfers had greater levels of strength, flexibility, and balance compared to the other two proficiency ...
Brief history of Olympics for disabled people

Brief history of Olympics for disabled people

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Olympic ideals are not something that is attainable solely by the most athletically gifted amongst us. The Paralympic competitions have become an established and respected vehicle for people to compete in a variety of sports with various disabilities. Paralympic Criteria To participate in the Paralympics, competitors must possess one of the following disabilities: visual impairment (this included total blindness), impairment of movement or some degree of paralysis due to cerebral palsy, disease or natural defect of the spinal column or amputation of part of whole limb. Sir Ludwig Guttmann The Paralympics is a concept that can be attributed to Sir Ludwig Guttmann. Known as 'the father of sport for people with disabilities,' Ludwig Guttmann (1899-1980) was one of Germanys lea...
Five good habits for a better golf game

Five good habits for a better golf game

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Most professional golfers agree that attitude is a major part of being good at and enjoying golf. But telling someone to have a good attitude is easy - doing it is hard. A big part of attitude comes down to the enjoyment of the game which comes from a lack of distractions and frustrations above and beyond the challenge of hitting the ball well. Spending time rooting around a golf bag looking for a ball marker, applying sunscreen and cleaning off clubs from last week’s game are distractions that impair concentration. Focus instead on establishing good golfing habits that let you concentrate solely on the game and the rewards of fresh air and exercise. Below are five areas of the game (on and off the course) where adopting a consistent routine can do wonders to improve attitude, fo...
Could the T20 World Cup be the Next Big Sporting Event to Take Place?

Could the T20 World Cup be the Next Big Sporting Event to Take Place?

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The world of sport is currently at a standstill. Few, if any, events are taking place around the globe and that has led people to begin looking for potential events that could be the next to happen. One in contention is the T20 World Cup in Australia, which isn’t scheduled to take place until October and November at the end of this year. With sport set to be cancelled for months to come, and travel bans in place for that period, could this be the next major event to take place? The Australian women won their World Cup down under recently, can the men repeat that and make it a double success for Australia? An Already Popular Tournament Could Explode The fast pace of a T20 World Cup makes it one of the most popular cricket events with gamblers. Multiple games take place each day,...
New tech making a difference in the NBA

New tech making a difference in the NBA

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There has never ever been a better time for professional sports to make the most of modern technology and in particular live data feeds. We are seeing it all over the industry with real-time information captured by a number of different gadgets in order to help teams get a competitive edge. In soccer, players are being asked to wear tops, similar to sports bras, underneath their jerseys in order to capture data used in heat mapping, distances covered and other important positional information. In North America, basketball has been benefitting in a similar way to the emergence of data and this is worth delving into in a bit more detail. Shot Tracker is changing B-ball There have been many developments in basketball but one, in particular, has been very exciting with new tech a...