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Golf Putting Tips For the New Golf Season

Great, the winter weather is over and warm golf returns; unrestricted by winter clothes, well almost its not summer yet. Anyway I managed a pitch and putt with no rain and no soggy greens. So I have been looking forward to more regular golf; not that I didn’t play all winter there were moments and windows of opportunity, not enough though.

I believe the main thing that suffers from winter is putting. Yes we can go down the range and blast balls out of sight, work on our swing, pitching, chipping and driving; but putting is left to the carpet indoors. It would be great to have access to a green under cover by say a conservatory or something similar? Well they do indoor riding schools why not an indoor putting green or better still a couple of greens.

I have seven tips for putting that I personally will be using for my practice and my actual play thoughts.

1. First keep a constant even swing plane for every putt.

2. For short putts try to keep the putter head inside your back foot,

3. For longer putts take the putter head to the outer side of your back foot, remember to keep the same swing speed;

4. For really long putts take your putter back so that your hands align with the top of your back leg thigh.

5. Of course if you have a really short putt, again same speed, same quiet hands but easy tap in.

6. Most of us amateur golfers come up short with our putts so a tip to cure this is to focus on a spot about a foot past the hole and putt to that point. The result after some practice will be if you do miss you will be left with a simple tap in and so less damage to your score.

7. Always make a practice swing to get the feel of the putt, go with your first putting line, your eyes and first instincts will serve you well. Try not to question your first swing thoughts. This is just the same when choosing a fairway club; your first choice is usually the right decision. I too am guilty of this and have
regretted changing my mind and taking the wrong shot. But I am improving as I try to stop questioning my first choice of club.

“It’s Just Good Golf Sense”

Club Fitting With a Golf Ball Launch Monitor

With the golf ball launch monitors provided by Zelocity, your students will have the best chance to improve and make their lesson as productive as possible. Golf ball launch monitors are able to track power transfer ratio, ball velocity, club head speed, total distance, carry distance, ball spin rate and launch angle. Separate yourself from other instructors in your area by quantifying your results to your students. In addition, you will see your revenues increase! PureLaunch, PureFlight and PureContact are the three Zelocity products.

You may be asking “What are the benefits of using a golf ball launch monitor for your students?” The benefits include:

· By demonstrating the results of the swing adjustments that have been made, you can quantify the results of your instruction.

· Through the lesson or lesson series, you and your student can track their improvement.

· A golf ball launch monitor will assist you in creating more lessons. Students are able to see where they need instruction as the learning experience becomes more dynamic and more interactive. Your students will enjoy real time feedback on each swing that they make.

You will generate more revenue by implementing a Zelocity golf ball launch monitor by:

· Instructors have experienced an increased lesson rate for using the Zelocity golf ball launch monitor technology.

· Generating reports such as gapping and consistency reports, session metrics and bag tags, Instructors have created a new fee structure.

· Instructors are renting the PureLaunch, PureFlight and PureContact units to students for practice sessions or renting the Zelocity units to corporate golf outings and corporate golf events.

· Promote the use of the PureLaunch to increase the number of club fittings you do which in turn will increase your golf club sales.

The golf ball launch monitor models from Zelocity, the PureFlight and the PureLaunch allow you and your students to:

· Track the improvement of your students golf swing by being able to establish a baseline skill assessment.

· The gathered calculations will validate if the equipment that the student is using in accordance with the students skill level.

· Your students can refine their short game distance control & consistency and master their 1/2 and 3/4 wedge shots by using the Zelocity golf ball launch monitors.

· Your students will be able to improve their distance control and consistency with their driver as well as their iron by properly gapping their clubs.

· With the information you will be able to identify improvement areas along with your students.

· Track the improvement of your students ball striking efficiency as well as the solidness of hit with virtually every club in your bag.

· Give your on-course playing lessons the extra touch by using the PureFlight for on-course playing lessons and to better understand course management.

· Relate to the club head at impact to actual ball flight to help your student better understand the instruction.

Zelocity golf ball launch monitor offer other features:

· Use the ball flight monitor indoors or outdoors as well as in all weather conditions.

· Use the Zelocity products off of the natural turf or driving range mats.

· The Zelocity units work on rechargeable batteries or AC power.

· The units are accurate from 20 to 420 yards.

· All units can be used for right or left handed golf swings and no adjustments are needed as you change to a different club.

· Integrates with swing analyzer video systems

Indoor Cricket – The Fast Action Packed Game For Everyone

Indoor cricket is a version of the much loved game of cricket, but played completely indoors. Because of its’ roots in outdoor cricket, its shares many of the basic ideas of the two sports. The sport is most played in between two teams every consisting of either 6 or 8 players. Each match includes an inning of batting (16 overs of batting for the 8-player variant, and 18 overs for the 6 player variant) for each team and an inning of bowling..

Versions of indoor cricket have existed since the 1960′s, but the sport really took on its present day characteristics in late 1970′s.

Regardless of these fundamental similarities between indoor and outdoor cricket, the indoor game does differs quite considerably from the outdoor version in several ways. The most significant difference is in how long the game is played for and the surface the sport is played on.

The Playing Area

The length of an Indoor cricket pitch is exact same as a standard outdoor cricket playing surface, and has the usual set of stumps placed at each end. The playing area is completely enclosed with tight netting, with the playing floor is usually artificial turf. Even though the pitch is the same length, the batsmen don’t have to run the entire size. The striker’s crease is within the regulation place in front of the stumps, however the non-striker’s crease is only Half-way way down the pitch.

The Players

Indoor cricket is played between two groups of 8 players. Each participant must bowl two overs, and bat inside a partnership for four overs. A newer version of the game exists, in which every side is decreased to 6 players and each innings lasts 18 overs instead of 16.

Equipment Used

The stumps utilized in Indoor cricket aren’t, for apparent factors, fixed to the floor. They are collapsible spring-loaded stumps that instantly spring back to the standing place when knocked over. The ball used is a modified cricket ball, having a softer centre. The ball also differs in that it is yellow in colour so to create it more apparent to determine indoors against varied backgrounds. Both traditional outside cricket bats or more specialised lighter-weight Indoor cricket bats might be used. The gloves are typically light-weight cotton without protecting padding on the outside. The palm-side with the gloves usually has embedded rubber dots to help grip.

Indoor cricket has its own very distinctive techniques, particularly on the subject of batting, in which the batsman appears to strike the golf ball in the latest possible second, causing the ball to bounce sharply off the floor, ideally propelling the ball in to the corner with the netting, preventing any fielders from generating contact with the ball. This stroke technique is typically referred to as a “chop”.

The Scoring System

Scoring in Indoor cricket is split into 2 areas: physical runs and bonus runs. Physical runs are scored by each batsman finishing a run from one crease to the other. Bonus runs are scored when the cricket ball hits the net. Reward scores for specific components of the nets comply with:

* Front Net: (behind keeper): one run
* Side Net 1: (between the keeper and the strikers’ finish): 1 runs
* Side Net 2: (side net between halfway and also the bowlers end): 2 runs
* Back net (Behind the Bowler): 6 runs if it hits the net on the full, 4 runs if it touches the back net before hitting the net.
* Side net and then back net: 3 runs scored

NB: For bonus run to become scored, a minimum of 1 physical run must be scored. Not all indoor centres play this rule, so check with your local centre first.

Dismissal of Players

A batsman can be dismissed within the same methods they can be in standard cricket – with variations within the case of LBW (Leg before Wicket) and mankad – and using the exception of timed out. When a batsman will get dismissed, nevertheless, five runs are deducted from their total and they continue to bat. Batsmen bat in pairs for 4 overs in a time, regardless of regardless of whether they are dismissed.

Indoor cricket is officiated over by 1 umpire who is situated outside the net, and usually in an elevated position above the wicket keeper.


The team that ends up with the greatest number of runs scored is deemed the winner.

In most cases Indoor cricket is played according to a “skins” program, in which the batting partnerships from every innings are compared against it comparable partnership of the second team. The partnership with the highest number of runs scored, wins that “skin”.