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By GBB Staff Introduction I have a nephew who’s thinking about taking up golf. So his father and I have been discussing which set of golf clubs to get him. He’s a good athlete and will probably become a good golfer...if he sticks with it. But with all of the other interests he has, it’s not yet a foregone conclusion that that he’ll develop a love of the game and devote the kind of time it takes to improve. Making a big investment in brand-name clubs at this point just seems a little bit “risky.” So even though his Dad...

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By GBB Staff Introduction I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. I had read about a new driver that was giving amateur golfers as much as 20 extra yards. But I’d heard claims like that about drivers before so, initially, I wrote it off as just some more marketing hype. But the buzz about this driver seemed to be growing, with lots of testimonials from golfers who’ve actually used the club. I was beginning to think that the claims might actually be legit, so I decided I needed to try it out to see if they were...

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By GBB Staff Introduction I know a female golfer whose first set of golf clubs was a hand-me-down collection given to her by her father. I’m sure his intentions were good, but there’s a good chance that this gesture may have actually had a detrimental effect on how her golf game initially developed. Why? Because clubs that are designed for men will rarely be suitable for women. Ladies clubs need to be shorter and lighter than men’s clubs, with higher lofts and more flexible shafts. These are the club characteristics that suit the profile of the typical lady’s golf swing...

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By GBB Staff Introduction Can you teach an ol’ dog new tricks? Is it too late for you to start playing and enjoying the game of golf? Our quick answer – it is never too late! Regardless if you are 5 years old or 95 years old you can learn how to play and appreciate the challenge of the game. It will be important for you to keep perspective and manage your expectations. There are no “naturals” in golf – you will not immediately be breaking 80 or shooting your age. Your goals should be to enjoy the time with...

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By GBB Staff Introduction If you’re a beginner or intermediate golfer who is trying to improve, there are several features that you should be looking for in any new set of golf clubs. Those features include things like a cavity back design with perimeter weighting which makes the clubs more forgiving when you miss the sweet spot, a low center of gravity that makes it easier to get the ball up into the air, a wider sole that makes it less likely that you’ll hit a fat shot, etc. In short, these types of features make the game a little...

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