How to choose

Here’s how to find a ball that’s compatible with your game, your home course, and your budget, based on tests by and advice from the experts:

Get fitted. Call a local pro shop or golf retailer to find one with a “fitter,” a staff member trained to , ask the right questions about your game, and figure out which ball and clubs match your skill level. If possible, go to a fitter who has a launch monitor, a system that uses a high-speed camera or to record your swing and measure nearly everything that happens near the point of impact, including launch angle (the angle at which the ball comes up off the club face), ball speed, ball spin rate, , and the angle at which your club hits the ball. The (about 13 to 15 degrees) and spin rate (2,200 to 2,800 rpms) are the ’ domain. “Try different balls off the launch monitor to see how different models can fine-tune your game,” says Tom Mase, visiting associate professor at Michigan State University’s School of Engineering and developer of five patents. Some shops will do a free fit; others charge $50 to $100.

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April 17, 2006

Baddeley Wins

won his first PGA Tour PGA Tour event at Harbour Town today.

Golf fans might best know Baddeley as the young hotshot in the commercial, driving a convertible with young female fans yelling his nickname, “Badds.” It’s an image the first-time winner says he’s not fully comfortable with and one he expects will change over time.

He’s a who aspires to the ministry when he’s through with . He celebrated his one-year anniversary this past Saturday. Hours before his final round tee-time, Baddeley spoke at Harbour Town’s by the 18th green. Two days earlier, Baddeley closed his second round with an unlikely eagle at the famous lighthouse hole.

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The first round was completed in our second hosted event. This time we are in Opelika, AL at the Robert Trent Jones Course- Grand National.

In a fairly mild day two players are at the top of the boys division with 74’s while the girls division is led by a 73. After round 1 we held our and this week 1 person holed the chip shot! Ironically, Matt is one of the guys tied for led!

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April 15, 2006

Water Balls!

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April 13, 2006

Longer Golf Courses

This years will be played at the Medina Country Club’s number 3 course outside of Chicago Illinois.

This will be the longest “Major” site yet at 7,561 yards. The previous record was at Whistling Straits - 7,514 yards - in Kohler, WI back in 2004. , home of the Masters, dropped to third at 7,445 yards.

With the courses getting longer the average player can expect their scores to steadily go upward. Yes, these above mentioned courses are for “ but they still have play from golfers like you and me.

If you’re going to make golf courses long, then make them wide also to accomodate the rest of us “spraying” our tee shots. If the course architects want to put a premium on accuracy then why not shorten the courses and make them “tighter?”

At our golf schools, we train players on proper . With the proper alignments you can at least assure yourself of hitting the where you’re aimed and keeping it on the !

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