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Golf Grips : Why the vast price difference ?

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I was in the process of re-gripping my clubs so I looked the Internet for the best prices for Golf grips. The Grip I decided on was the Golf Pride Multi Compound grip and the price was in the region of between £6.00 to £8.00 per grip in the UK, here in Tenerife they wanted about 7 to 10 Euros per grip, so 13 grips would cost about between 91 and 130 Euros fitted.

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A bit more research and a  bit of time and I went to EBay and found this seller Gramola from the UK who sells the Sharpro Multi Compound Golf Grips, which by the way look identical to the Golf Pride ones, but cost a fraction of the price. In the end I checked some golf forums (Here is the link) for feed back on the Sharpro grips and the general consensus was that they were very much the same as the golf pride the main difference as far as I was concerned was the price I bought 13 Grips for just £23.00 delivered and I, with a bit of tape, will put them on myself, even if your unable to do it yourself the local Pro assistant I am sure would charge about £1.00 per grip to put them on, making your total cost to around £36.00 for 13 grips fitted.

I understand companies have to make profit, but for the life of me, I don’t see why the two products which seem so similar should be poles apart. I feel if the prices were more in line with the cheaper grip then more people would consider renewing their grips on a more frequent basis, giving more work and in the long run more profit to the club Pro.

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Lorena Ochoa Wins at the Honda LPGA Thailand

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Finishing with a final round of 66, Lorena Ochoa made up three strokes on third-round leader Paula Creamer to win the Honda LPGA Thailand for a three-stroke victory. Ochoa finished at 14-under 274 – shooting 71-69-68 the first three days – on the Siam Country Club’s Plantation Course, and earned $217,500, it was Ochoa’s 25th LPGA Tour title.

Well done that Lady

Golf Del Sur Golf Course: Tenerife

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View from the club house down the 9th on the links Course

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View from the 4th green looking down to tee on the North Course

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Approach shot into the 7th on the North Course

The Follow up to my Laser Range Finder Post

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Well my new toy a  arrived here in Tenerife safely, special thanks to Lady Old Golfer who brought it from Scotland , I bought the Bushnell Tour V2 its the world’s smallest, most advanced laser rangefinder – measuring a mere 1.6 x 2.8 x 4.3 in., weighing only 6.6 oz. and accurate 5 to 1,000 yards and comes  with a carrying case and straps.

Bushnell rangefinders have always been highly functional With the Tour V2, they have stepped up their game. Fitting their highly accurate optics and electronics into a palm sized device that looks sharp while taking up little space in your bag.

 

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Range

Reflectivity: 1,000 Yards
Tree: 600 yards
Flag: 300 yards
Accuracy: +/- 1 yard

 

The Tour V2 provides instantaneous measurements in yards and meters with incredible +/- one yard accuracy.

Other product features include:

  • 5x magnification
  • SCAN mode
  • In-view LCD display
  • Adjustable eyepiece with stops
  • Multi-coated optics
  • Built-in tripod mount
  • 3-volt battery included

 

Ease of use

It’s very simple and easy to use. It just requires a little understanding of how it works (although they give you full  instructions), so that one is reading the yardage to the correct object, especially in the Pin seeker mode. I can’t picture how anyone can regret buying this model. As I normally walk the course, the V2 is lightweight and the magnetic cover on the carrying case works very well, so that the case does not need to be zipped shut while walking a round. I don’t know how I ever played without a rangefinder before.

Here was my original Post……

Lynn Francis eliminates that problem shot

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Today I am having a session with this lady to improve my short game and relieve anxiety before I hit that short pitch or green side chip, I will keep you posted on how I get on. …….Here is the outcome of my treatment an interesting read

Short Game Mistakes To Avoid

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Are You Using The Wrong Club?

One of the biggest mistakes golfers make on the course is not using the right club. You can have a better short game, have more fun, and lower your score if you would just stick to a club which is the most comfortable for you when facing a specific shot. 

For example, if you are confident using a 7 iron club whenever hitting the ball from 35 yards in, then use it. Just because you may have read that an amateur or pro golfer prefers another club when facing the same scenario, or have seen a golf training video which stresses the use of a different iron, it doesn’t mean you have to follow their advice. Stick to what works, for you!

Short game success has just as much to do with your confidence and comfort levels as it does with technique and shot specifics. In time you will find what is called your “go to club” when playing through a specific shot. And when practicing your short game, those practice sessions should be focused around this club in order to improve at the fastest rate possible.

Stop Over-analyzing Everything

The reasons for choosing golf as your sport is to enjoy a game that is comfortable, confidence-building, and which is able to settle within your subconscious. This means avoiding the dreaded mistake over-analyzing everything. You must allow the game to come to you by just letting it happen.

The best thing you can do is develop a solid, consistent swing and grow your confidence with it. From that point on, the game of golf is simply hitting the ball towards the intended target, walking over and picking it up, and hitting it again, until you have reached the hole. 

This may seem like an oversimplification, and of course practice and preparation are important, but if you spend time analyzing every second of the game to the point of seriously frustrating yourself, you are on the wrong track. Rather, enjoy golf and use your energy to focus and concentrate when the time is needed instead of mulling over every minor detail.

Putting made easy :The Old Golfer way

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You have all heard it but how many take heed ? Nobody is a naturally good putter, although some get lucky now and again, all the good putters I know practice and practice regularly.

Don’t putt with your wrists or hands, (Oh I do that ! No you bloody don’t) you have to use your shoulders like a pendulum and stand still, dont rock. Only use the big muscles, if your wrists break, you will not hit solid putts. Putts will most likely come up short, but sometimes you’ll blast one by six feet past ….Consistency breeds confidence.

So Tighten up those wrists and putt with your shoulders and I’ll guarantee you will hit more good putts. Now go out there and spend 30 minutes putting once a week and you will lower your scores quicker than wasting money on that new driver, you dont really need. No need to thank me just send cheques to the address listed. Here is the way the Scots do it