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How to Correct a Golf Slice

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The putt by a right-handed golfer.

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Few things are more agitating to a golfer than having to deal with frequent slice shots. You may have the perfect set of clubs or the best golf GPS system money can buy, but if your shots are curving to the right you are not going to be happy with your score at the end of the round. Fortunately, learning how to correct a stubborn slice is not as hard as some players make it out to be. It does, however, require a little know how and practice.

Most slice shots are caused by an incorrect swing path. When the face of the club is even slightly open it will cause the ball to spin and go off path. Having a weak grip is another cause of slicing. A weaker grip forces you to not hit the ball dead on when you make contact.

Since a weak grip is a common cause of a slice, you should try to correct this possibility first. A weak grip is not actually how tight you are holding the driver, but is actually when you are holding the club at too much of a counter-clockwise angle. To correct this, adjust your grip more to the right if you are right handed, or more to the left if you are left handed. Try to keep your grip only tight enough to maintain control of the driver. Your arms and wrist should not be tense as you swing.

An improper backswing can also wreak havoc on your shots. When you pull back, your driver should be over your shoulder and not over your head. A good way to practice this is to pay attention to where your left arm (if you are right handed) is going. If your arm is crossing your chest you likely have a good backswing. Try not to let the position of your wrists change during your backswing, as this can produce errant shots.

Oftentimes you can correct a golf slice by simply increasing the speed of your swing. If you believe your grip is correct you should try this next. You should also pay attention to your stance. Try not to bend over, standing straight with your knees just slightly bent. Your feet should be spread to approximately the same width as your shoulders. Never take your eye off the ball and try to clear your mind before you swing.

You may need to practice these things over and over until you are certain that you have corrected any errors. A slice could be caused by just one or several of these mistakes. The good news is that with practice you can correct a golf slice and move on to playing the best rounds of golf you’ve ever played.

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GPS Running Watch – Running With Focus And Progress

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GPS Running Watch

For the most part, human beings do things that could lead them to be the best that they can be. For this reason, we engage ourselves in activities in which we can have something that would greatly benefit us. Exercise, for example, is one of those activities that we do which has enormous positive effects on our total well-being. This fact is acknowledged by many and is being supported by a number of research studies.

Among those various physical exercises that we take on, running is one of the most beneficial. It is well-known worldwide and is being practiced by many people despite of race and culture. While other may enjoy running as an exercise, others still enjoy it more when coupled with proper monitoring about their running routine progress.

A GPS running watch documents and analyzes the statistics that is being recorded while you run. This is very possible with its GPS technology. Other than that, any runner can give all its focus to the running itself since this device has proven to have high accuracy and is very reliable. It is also very convenient for every runner as he/she does not have to scribble down various statistics while on the run.

Manufacturers of this device have produced up-to-the-minute versions that are more sophisticated. Companies, such as Timex, Sigma, and Garmin (with its Forerunner line), have designed latest models with their own unique mark and sophistication by incorporating extraordinary features that cannot be found in other brands.

This device has proven to be of great use to many athletes and avid runners which prompted manufacturers to produce more similar products. Also available in the market are gender-specific GPS watches that serve the preferences and needs of both men and women, professional and nonprofessional runners alike. Moreover, athletes use this to keep track on there progress to see what more they can do to achieve their best possible form.

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Comparing Golf Laser Rangefinders and Golf GPS

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Golf Laser Rangefinders

Golf laser rangefinders work by sending out an infrared laser light to a certain target. It looks like a pair of binoculars but only more powerful. In fact, the latest units are able to magnify images to up to seven times. The device measures the duration from when the light is sent until the target is reached. It has a very slim margin of error and is extremely precise within one yard. For greater precision, some units are also capable of providing slope readings. It is able to get a reading of the distance to any target without having to download maps. The unit is lightweight, sturdy, and remains functional for a very long time. It can also be used while on a practice range.

Despite its many advantages, the golf laser rangefinder also has its own share of disadvantages. Bad weather can make it difficult to obtain an accurate reading. Using this device also expends a lot of battery power. A person with problems in visual acuity would also have trouble in determining the right measurement because the user may be unable to see the target pin. A steady hand is also needed to obtain precise readings.

With Golf GPS units, a map of the course is downloaded into the device. The gadget also informs the users of any possible hazards to safety and there is absolutely no need to pick and then shoot the targets. All one has to do is to look at the screen and you are good to go. Some of the leaders in the world of Golf GPS units are Garmin, SkyCaddie, OnPar, Golf Buddy, and Callaway.

Using a golf GPS rangefinder is much more complicated than a laser rangefinder. The user has to estimate the location of the pin by way of a satellite signal. The reliability of information provided by a GPS rangefinder is largely dependent on how accurate the downloaded map is. These maps may be limited in such a way that they are only able to provide the distance to the anterior, posterior, and middle part of the course. Some other disadvantages of Golf GPS devices include the possible problems of a large error variation of, give and take, three yards and also the negative effects of bad weather on the ability of the unit to receive adequate signal. An annual subscription fee is obligatory in order to obtain maps of golf courses. This is definitely a major deal breaker for many golfers.

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