Oh sure, you probably carry a first-aid kit, bottle of water and maybe some rain gloves in that big, multi-pocketed golf bag of yours. You’ve got room for more stuff, and here are six things every woman should carry.
BirdieBabe.com makes a bottle for birdie juice, or water if preferred.
This is not the article to tell you what equipment you should have in your golf bag. GottaGoGolf recommends a club fitting expert for that. But if you’ve got the space, these six small additions may not enhance your game but could most surely lift your mood when you need it most: Continue reading →
A round-the-world search of golf dress codes for women produced some award-winning regulations, from super-strict to anything-goes. Ladies, one thing seems clear: Clothes are generally required.
Matching shoes with pants: never required, always nice. (Dreamstime)
The other day I suggested to my kids at The First Tee of Oakland that they wear things that have pockets, because they won’t always have a coach standing by to hold their scorecard, tees and ball markers. Then I tried to explain golf course dress codes. I looked at the little girls, rocking the leggings-and-golf-shirt look, and the boys in their oversize gym shorts. One of them had on cargo shorts, which are so perfect for golf because of all those pockets, yet are frowned upon at many courses.
How could I begin to explain golf course dress codes? I looked around the world and found some award-winning doozies. Continue reading →
Fat might be a good quality to have in a wallet, but we don’t want it on our waistlines or in our golf game. Emily Kay explains.
You work hard at your fitness, and you sure don’t want fat shots. You hit it fat (or heavy, or chunky — you get the picture) when your club digs up the turf before it hits the ball. The aftermath is not pretty: a divot the size of Rhode Island that covers more ground than your Pro V1x. Hitting it “thin” (essentially, taking no divot and topping the ball) may get you more distance, but it’s not the Rx for the chubby shot. Continue reading →
Golfers with USGA indexes like to post their scores. Here’s how to do it even when your round gets shortened, or if you decide to play a few holes outside of the rules.
In this example of a round that snow ended on the 13th hole, a player who is a 10-handicapper posts bogeys on the 15th, 16th and 18th holes, pars on 14 and 17.
My Sunday morning golf course is closing four holes for renovation for a couple of months. First reaction: disappointment. After all, 14 holes does not a round of golf make, right?
Well, wrong. Of course we can get an 18-hole score on our record by posting all of our nine-hole rounds — when there are two of these, they are combined for an 18-hole score. But few golfers know that the USGA also allows us to post an 18-hole score after we have played just 13 of the 18 holes on a course. Yes, 13 holes does a round of golf make!
The third-round British Open penalty on Sun-Ju Ahn serves us just another reminder: If the pros don’t know the rules of golf, what chance do the rest of us have?
Listening to Dottie Pepper and Judy Rankin this morning, it sounded to me as if any golfer who’s anybody knows Rule 13-3, “A player is entitled to place (her) feet firmly in taking (her) stance, but (she) must not build a stance.”
Dottie and Judy were all over Sun-Ju Ahn immediately when she kicked away some sand while taking an awkward position above her ball in one of those nasty Royal Birkdale bunkers alongside the 18th green. With a par, Ahn would be the leader going into Sunday’s final round, but right away the elegant and polite Judy was saying that while she hates to call a penalty on anyone, she would definitely “have to have a look at that.”
Viewers then received several looks at Ahn stabilizing her feet and then shuffling them back and forth over the sand. So we could see what was coming. It didn’t matter, Dottie and Judy pointed out, Continue reading →
Finally, we’ve got a can’t-miss wedge: a recipe perfect for mornings spent watching the British Open on TV. Of course, Cheryl’s GottaGoGolf scone is not traditional but contemporary, not staid but happening! Enjoy!
At GottaGoGolf there’s always something to celebrate, and every summer it’s the rare opportunity to watch the top women golfers in the world on live television over breakfast.
Tennis players live for their annual breakfast at Wimbledon; we get breakfast at the British Open.
Scones have been associated with England, Scotland and Ireland for even longer than Laura Davies has been teeing up at the British. Continue reading →
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