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How To Use Aids To Play Golf Like A Pro

How To Use Aids To Play Golf Like A Pro

If you are struggling with your golf swing, trust me you are not the only one. A lot of us try our hand at golf at one time or another. Golfing is considered to be the classiest sport and requires a lot of finesse and expertise to master. You can learn a lot by practicing a lot and through the help of a few tips that will guide you with the points you need to focus on in order to up your golf game quickly.[1]

There a lot of guides out there, however a lot of them are very technical, and honestly I couldn’t understand half of them. Here, I will give you a set of non-technical easy pointers about things you need to help you improve your game to golf like a pro, from one layman to another.

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Golf Equipment Basics

  • Golf ball
  • Golf clubs
  • Ball markers
  • Tees
  • Golf bags
  • Golf cart
  • Club head covers
  • Ball mark repair tool

Now that we’ve named the basics, let’s delve into different aids available that even professional golfers use.

Additional Golf Equipment Aids

The following is a list of different golf equipment that you may or may not be privy to. This list of equipment is tried and true by pro golfers everywhere, so to drastically improve your game and skill, rely on one or more of these aids. There are a number of training aids provided to golfers to train for a better swing, putt, drive, etc. However, you can only use a lot of these aids for practice and not for the actual game.

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Your swing will be improved in no time!

Ball retrievers:

These are long poles that can be extended or telescoped with a loop like a device at its end.[2] This loop traps the golf balls from water hazards, etc. It should be noted that there are some strict rules that do apply to the use of these retrievers.

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Rangefinders:

Rangefinders are the devices that are used by golfers to measure the distance from their current position and the hole with exact precision. The best golf rangefinders are always accurate with maximum distance coverage.[3] Rangefinders can help you strike an accurate shot, given that you have great control of your swing.

There are two kinds of rangefinders, one is optical, the other is a laser. You can even have a GPS enabled one, if allowed by the course. It is advisable to check the legality of the rangefinder before purchasing it.

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Stroke counter:

As its name might suggest, a stroke counter is a device that helps you count the number of shots you took to complete a round or hole, or even both. This can be very useful for beginners because we need to take more shots and usually lose track of how many we took. The latest version is available in the form of electronic scorecards.

Positional guides:

This aid includes a number of devices that will guide you to have better posture while playing golf. You can have a laser attached to the shaft of the putter or have a putting line on the ground. You can also have special tapes attached to the head of the club that will guide you and help you learn if the head of the club is hitting the ground correctly or not.

Adhesive club faces:

These are tapes that can be attached to the head of the wooden or metallic clubs to make it a bit softer to make better shorter distance shots. These can be used for training purposes, but you can’t use adhesive club faces during competitions.

Ball washers:

These are devices used to wash the balls. Ball washers are devices provided by the golf course. You can remove dirt from the ball by picking it up and cleaning it with ball washers. This can help you take a more accurate swing because dirt can make the ball difficult to play with.

Reference

[1] Hudson Valley Magazine: How to Play Golf Like a Pro
[2] Golfsmith: How to Play Golf Like a Pro
[3] UBERGOLF: Best Golf Rangefinder Reviews

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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