I was recently asked “What’s the most forgiving golf ball?” Since my mind offered no immediate answer to this question, I thought I should do some research and share my conclusions with the rest of the world. Basically, if someone’s looking for the most forgiving golf ball, I’m assuming they want a golf ball that will… fly straighter…

Is Golf Good for Your Health? The answer is a resounding YES! This is great news for those of you looking to negotiate with your boss, your wife, or your parole officer. It’s also great news for your body. Let’s face it, most forms of exercise aren’t that enjoyable or become increasingly difficult as you get…

Used Golf Balls vs New Golf Balls? This is a debate that rages on regardless of what the science says, so before I weigh in, let me give a few disclaimers for golf ball purists and then I’ll make my case. If you are playing at an important qualifying tournament, go ahead and play with new golf balls. I don’t…

Learning How to Tee Off with an Iron isn’t Easy. At the same time, this is a skill worth mastering. Developing a proficiency with your irons will improve your golf score significantly. It will also give you better club options are you approach a par 3 or a tricky par 4. Without seeing your swing or…

How many holes are there on a golf course? This is a common question, so don’t be ashamed if you don’t know the answer. There are typically 18 holes on a golf course. So, for all practical purposes: if you’re visiting a full size golf course, you should expect it to have 18 holes. If…

So what is par on a golf course? This is a common question that can have several answers, depending on the intent of the person asking. If you want to know what the term par means, par is the number of strokes (or hits) that an expert golfer will need in order to complete an individual hole on…

So what is an executive golf course? Up until a few years ago, I had never heard of an executive golf course. If you’re new to golf or you live in an area that doesn’t have many executive golf courses, you have a good excuse for your ignorance. Let me give you a simple definition and then…

So what does par for the course mean? Don’t be embarrassed. You’re not the first person to ask this question. Simply put, par for the course means “typical or normal.” Another way to translate this expression would be “what you might expect.” The Free Dictionary gives this example: “The school budget is going to be cut again this…