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Drills for better ball striking

Hitting the ball from the middle from the blade can feel like finding a needle in a haystack at times. Here are three drills guaranteed to help you find the centre once more and strike the golf ball more cleanly.

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Pitching tips: Part 1

Pitching is an area of the game where amateurs can improve dramatically and the benefits to your game are obvious when you consider around 70% of the shots in an average round are played from within 80 yards of the green. Most golfers would knock plenty of shots off their handicaps if they could hit the green and two-putt every time.

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Tips for Playing Fairway Bunkers

Fairway bunkers vary from the deep pot bunkers you find on Scottish links courses, to the generally shallow ones that dot local municipal courses. When you land in a fairway bunker, the first thing you must do is assess how high the bank is in front of you, and how close you are to it.

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Moderate lies in the rough

Landing in the rough is not always a disaster. If you can see even a little bit of the back of the ball, you have some hope of hitting a positive shot. But you still need a club with a great deal of loft.

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Golf Swing Tips: Part 6

In this sixth part of our Golf Swing Tips series, we discuss more ways to help improve your golf swing and break into the low numbers. Part five of this guide is available here.

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Perfect putting tips: Part 3

In part 3 of our putting tips series we discuss more quick hints to help knock strokes off your game and take your putting to the next level.

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Golf Jokes: Celebrity golf shots

If you're a golfer then you hit plenty of bad shots. Ever wondered what the name for these is? It's scientific fact that every bad shot can be attributed to a celebrity. Don't believe us? Read on!

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Perfect putting tips: Part 2

In part 2 of our putting tips series we discuss more quick hints to help knock strokes off your game and take your putting to the next level.

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Perfect putting tips: Part 1

In this new series of articles we aim to de-mystify that most important of all aspects of the golf game: putting. Probably more tips have been written about putting than any other area of the game. One of the main reasons for this is that there is more room for individuality in putting than in the full swing.

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Golf Swing Tips: Part 5

In this fifth part of our Golf Swing Tips series, we discuss more ways to help improve your golf swing and break into the low numbers. Part four of this guide is available here.

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Golf Swing Tips: Part 4

In this fourth part of our Golf Swing Tips series, we discuss many aspects of the complete golf swing. Are you keeping up? Part three of this guide is available here.

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Golf Swing Tips: Part 3

In this third part of our Golf Swing Tips series, we discuss balance, general swing tips, takeaway and more. Part two is here and part one is available here.

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Golf Swing Tips: Part 2

In this second part of our Golf Swing Tips series, we discuss rhythm, backswing, muscles and more. Part one of this guide is available here .

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Golf Swing Tips: Part 1

In this series of articles we help you simplify your golf swing and focus on hitting the ball as cleanly and powefully as possible. The golf swing is the most important part of the game, but it's something that can be discussed endlessly. Subscribe to our RSS feed for the rest of the golf swing tips series.

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Hitting a driver off the fairway

HItting the ball off the fairway can be a dangerous, but extemely useful, golf shot. Try our tips to see if you're ready for this stroke-saving shot.

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Curing the hook shot

The hook is often the result of any number of set-up problems. Generally, the hands have crept too much to the right, a position which is known as a strong, or hooker's, grip. And as the hands creep round, the shoulders tend to get more and more closed, until they are aiming too much to the right.

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Choosing a starter set of golf clubs

You don't have to mortgage the house to buy your first set of golf clubs. Golfing legends such as Seve Ballesteros and Lee Trevino started out with only a few clubs and so could you.

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The most commonly misunderstood rules in golf

The old axiom that "rules were made to be broken" certainly does not apply to golf, though one might get a different impression from watching some of the people who play the game. Many golfers simply do not fully understand certain rules, and as a result, break them.

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The winning golf clubs used by Y.E. Yang

Y.E. Yang shocked the world when he won the final major of 2009 - the USPGA Championship - from the #1 golfer in the world, Tiger Woods. Yang's victory was as marvellous as it was convincing, and the real beauty is that no-one could have called it.

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50 hot golfing accounts on Twitter

Presuming you haven't been in a coma for a year or two, you'll know what Twitter is. You might not use it - yet, and you might not like it. But you can't deny it's ever-increasing performance in this climate of internet free speech, up-to-the-second news and micro-blogging.

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Can anyone stop Tiger Woods at the USPGA?

Tiger Woods leads the US PGA Championship at Hazeltine by four shots at the halfway stage and things are looking ominous. Sick of hearing the press give the trophy to Tiger before he's hit a ball? Check out some of the omens, records and stats about Tiger Woods at the majors of golf.

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Top courses of the world: #1 Monaco Golf Club

In this new feature our American reporter Rob "Bunker" Bradshaw showcases some of the most exclusive and amazing golf courses from across the world. First up is the fabulous Monaco Golf Club - home of salubrious surroundings, expensive pleasures and Americans with big sticks.

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10 golfers who changed the game forever

Deciding who's the best golfer of all time is a pointless and fruitless task - you can't compare men of different eras. Some men have changed the game forever without winning as many majors as Jack or Tiger. In this article we take a look at the men who have changed golf forever - and for the better.

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Cink pips veteran Watson to Open Championship in playoff

Stewart Cink won the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry in dramatic circumstances. After four days play, Americans Tom Watson and Stewart Cink couldn't be separated and took each other on in a 4-hole playoff. Cink is 23 years his junior and it showed as Watson struggled to keep up and eventually lost by six shots.

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Open 2009: Tiger toils at Turnberry

Red-hot favourite and world number one Tiger Woods toiled at the tricky Turnberry course today on day one of the 138th Open Championship. Woods has won three tournaments this year and few could look further than the 14-time major winner to lift a fourth Claret Jug. However the Ailsa course had other ideas.

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Open Championship: Watson does a Norman and takes lead at Turnberry

59-year old golf legend Tom Watson snatched the lead at Turnberry with a first round 65 in good conditions today. The five-time winner of The Open Championship is five under - one shot ahead of unfancied Australian John Senden.

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Reasons to love The Open Championship

The Open Championship is the oldest major in golf. Referred to in America as "The British Open", most others know it simply as "The Open". There's just something so grand about the original tournament of golf, originally competed by fields of 8 Scottish golfers. It's tough but it's full of history. If you strike the ball well, you're probably going to be in the running come Sunday.

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Open Preview: Tiger takes inspiration from Federer

Tiger Woods and Roger Federer share more than just a Gillette sponsorship, the two superstars are friends and in regular contact - and a little rivalry. So after Roger's recent ascension to the most decorated tennis player of all time and passing Woods' total of grand slams in doing so, you'd expect a little banter between the two.

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Open Championship preview: Odds and sods

We take a look at the golfers hoping to win the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry this week. Who will win? What are the odds? We lay our money down...

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Tiger Woods & Lee Westwood paired at Open Championship

Three-time Open champion and reigning world number one Tiger Woods has been paired with Englishman Lee Westwood on day one of the 138th Open Championship at Turnberry this Thursday.

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