Golfing and Cigars

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Golf and Cigars

Golf and cigars go hand in hand with each other. There is nothing like enjoying a good stogie when you are out for a stroll on the course. There are just some things to keep on mind while out on the course.

Be Courteous

If you are not sure if your partner smokes, ask first. There are some non-smokers that do not mind if you smoke. If they don´t smoke, try to keep yourself downwind from them. There is nothing like trying to set up for a shot and you have a bunch of cigar smoke flying in your face. If they do smoke, try and bring enough to go around so that you can share your favorite brand (or it is one way to get rid of undesired cigars).

Your Ashes

You might think that ashing your cigar wouldn´t be a problem, but it is a small one. Ashing on the greens is a no-no. it takes a long time to get the greens how they look now. The same goes with disposal. Don´t just throw it into the rough, try to dispose of it properly. The last thing you need is to start a fire.

While Swinging

Some of us are able to still concentrate with a cigar in our mouth. One thing that you should never do is put the cigar on the grounds. You need to remember that there are a lot of fertilizers and other chemicals on the ground. There are plenty of cigar holders and tees for a reasonable price out there.

Choosing the Right Cigar

You know how long a round of golf can take. Find a cigar that can last as long as you do. I usually find something in the toro size (6 inches). Weekends you definitely want to be prepared. The longer waits from more people being on the course, as you know, can easily add an hour to the game.

Bringing some of your best cigars can be a waste. Taking your best cigars will not give you a chance to enjoy your cigar (especially if your game is not going as planned).

This should help you out the next time you go out to shoot some golf. Like I said these are just some ideas that we use around here at Golf´s Lifestyle. Feel free to let us know what you think.

Myths of Golf

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Just Some Myths of Golf

Golf is a sport for everyone, but a lot of people still have reservations about taking up the sport. Many people don’t try golf because of false beliefs of the game. We will try and clear up some of the myths about the game of golf.

Golf is an Expensive Game to Play

Sure there are golf courses and golf clubs that are expensive to play on. Not all golf courses are out of the everyday person’s price range. There are lots of public courses that can even rival some of the most private golf courses out there.

Golf Takes Forever to Play

This is definitively not true. The average game of golf only takes around four hours to play. There is no rule that says that a full game has to be played. Many people play just nine out of the eighteen holes. Most people can fit in a quick game after work and, according to the rules of golf, the game still counts towards your handicap.

You Need a Bunch of Expensive Equipment to Play

Of course it is always nice to have all of you own clubs, shoes, clothing and so forth. Most golf courses have clubs for rent. This way you could possibly try out everyday clubs to even sometimes higher end equipment. Sometimes this is the best way to find out if golf is the right sport for you at a reasonable price.

Golf is a Man’s Sport

Every year more and more women are taking up the sport. Different from other sports, golf’s handicap system puts everyone on the same level field. The Equality Act 2010 does not permit discrimination, so everyone is treated equally in golf and country clubs.

Golf is a Snob’s Sport

Golf has developed into an ever so diverse sport. Many people still think that golf is still stuck in the Victorian Age where men wear a jacket and tie and women can only play on certain days. This is far from the truth. Many of the new players, fans, and courses are making the game more and more exciting than ever.

These are just some of the many myths of golf. If you haven’t already, go and visit your local golf course and give it a try. You never know, it just might turn out to be your next favorite sport to participate in. enjoy a round of golf and take in the surroundings and beauty of golfing.

How to Create a Backyard Golf Hole

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How to Create a Backyard Golf Hole

Have you been wanting to add a backyard golf hole to your home? It makes sense, having a putting green in the comfort of your own home is every golfer’s dream. Being able to practice your putt and getting it right is essential to the game of golf because putting is really what makes a golfer stand out from the rest. Well here are some tips on how you can add a golf hole to your backyard even if you live on a golf course property.

Choose Your Surface – Synthetic Grass Surface or Real Grass?

Natural grass is a cheap start up surface but it requires more upkeep and the perfect conditions. On the other hand, synthetic grass requires a cleaning every now and then. While the starting costs of synthetic grass is higher, you will save money in the long run by the little upkeep requirements. Synthetic grass can be as expensive as you want and now resembles real grass, so you have a lot of options.

Measure Your Yard

This is an important step you don’t want to skip. Measuring your yard allows you to buy the right amount of material for your golf hole. Once you’ve measured it, make a diagram and tape off the area where you’ll be installing it so that everyone working on your backyard golf hole is on the same page.

Remove the Grass

After you map out your golf hole, it is time to remove the grass. Removing the grass allows you to lay down the road base, a material that lays underneath the grass. Make sure that the road base is smoothed out and compacted well.

Dig the Hole

Before any grass goes down, it is important that you lay down the fundamental piece: the hole. Use a pipe to put the hole in the ground and keep it marked. You want to make sure that the hole is defined and packed well enough that it will hold.

Lay the Grass for Your New Backyard Golf Hole

With either type of grass you chose, you will lay it over the hole and the dirt that you have marked out for your backyard golf hole. Cut away the extra grass around the edges and leave some extra for a slope at the end. Add to your golf hole a cup and flag. You can also add decorations or obstacles on your putting course if desired!

After all of this, you will have your very own backyard golf hole and your friends will be able to see the difference on the field.