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table of contents

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get the most out of your game tips for female golfers

08 10 golf instruction 101 2018 PGA tour schedule

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2018 LPGA tour schedule the most common golfing equipment

16 18 golf instruction online your 20 improvegame short etiquette for 22 rookies because we don’t 24 always hit perfect shots practice makes perfect

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how memories affect your golf game

28 hanford cabinet 30 & woodworking gallery 32 tulla booth presents spring the power of photographs

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right 34 the golf training golf tips 38 for the field 40 clubs for beginners the most popular 42 golf brands

44 is for 46 golfingthan more just fun calculating your handicap

48 buying the right 50 golf grips your tee 52 bookonline time how to enjoy 54 golf more

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the perfect backswing consistency in golf

& found 60 lost golf balls 62 golfing green 64 crossword puzzle

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get the most out of your game

re you an aspiring golfer A who doesn’t know where to start, or an intermediate golfer looking to improve your game? This article is written for golfers of all skill levels who want to know what techniques they can try to improve their shots and lower their scores. Read on to find out how.

In order to be good at golf, one of the basic things that you need to take care of is your grip. It is good to know how the ball will act in response to your grip. The tighter you hold the golf club, the more likely it is that the ball will go to the right. The looser the grip, the more likely that the ball will go to the left.

Add power to your swing by using your body, not your arms. Lean in to power your shot. Turn with the ball on the downswing. This lets you use the power of all of the muscles in your body to get a better shot, instead of being limited to just your arm muscles. Another helpful tip is to be sure that you are a positive role model on the course when it comes to sportsmanship. This will say a lot about your character and help to build up the relationship with whoever you are playing with. Never let competitiveness get in the way of friendship.

A helpful tip when it comes to golf is to make sure that you follow through with each shot that requires a full hit. This is helpful because you want to make the most out of your swing and stopping short may cause you to not hit the ball as far as intended.

If you want to get rid of a hook the first thing you should do is check your grip. If your grip is too strong, your right hand is rotated too far over your left hand, you should practice moving your hand to a more neutral position. This will open your club face at contact and should prevent the hook.

Additionally, always be sure to try to find the reason why things go wrong if you have a bad day or bad shot. It is common to blame outside factors for your shortcomings, but you will not become a better golfer unless you can narrow down how to improve.

We hope you enjoyed this article about improving your golfing game. Hopefully, no matter what your skill level, you’ve learned something here that can improve your game and your overall skill as a golfer. Apply these tips in your practice, play to see your scores drop and come out ahead of your opponents.

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t i ps f o r f e m a l e g o l f e r s

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t’s no secret that quality golf gear can be a bit on the pricey side. But if you’re really committed to learning how to play your best game, then properly fitting golf wholesale equipment is essential. Do you have to spend a fortune on all of the latest, most high tech, brand name clubs and gear? Of course not. But taking the time to see the club fitter at your local course or golf shop and getting the measurements for clubs that fit you best will go a long way towards improving your game from day one. Make the initial investment, and every other golf tip you follow will work out better for it. Unless you’re giving yourself enough room to follow through, your swing won’t be nearly as effective. The secret to a proper stance lies in the width of your feet. You should be setting yourself up wide, with most of your weight on the right side of your body. Tilt your shoulders to the right, as well. As a point of reference, your head should be aligned slightly to the right of the top of the zipper on your pants. Once you’re in position, make sure you’re holding your driver far enough from your body to allow for a powerful swing.

One of the biggest mistakes made by amateur women golfers is to attempt to scoop the ball into the air with the head of the club. In reality, this will cause your swing to slow down after impact. The definition of proper tempo is a buildup of speed. Harnessing that acceleration and learning to control your speed and power is the best way to drive your swing through the impact on the ball, bringing you to a full finish. Like anything else, perfecting your golf game takes effort, commitment, and most of all time. The bottom line is this: if you don’t get out and play, you’ll never get any better. Putting in at least two rounds a month (even if it’s just 9 holes) will go a long way towards getting you where you want to be. Consider joining a women’s league! Being around other enthusiastic beginners might be just the impetus you need to get out and put in the time on your game. Keep in mind that you’re still learning, so don’t stress your score too much to begin with. Instead, focus on developing your game and style, and experiment with different shots and clubs.

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2018 PGA

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Golf Instructions 101

olf is not just about hitting a ball G with the end of a stick. It is much more than that. Though professionals

have always made golf seem like a relatively easy sport, it is in reality one of the hardest sports to play. It is all about hitting the ball correctly with the proper golf club. It is about controlling the swings to control the flight of the ball. Golf is more than what meets the eye. It is for this reason that golf instruction is quite needed for beginners and with this being said, here are a few tips that make up the basic golf instruction: 1. Add more loft at impact to make the ball fly farther To understand this golf instruction, it is important to know what loft is. Loft is actually the degree of the clubface at the set up. When the drives hit off the upper half of the face, the result would be a higher dynamic loft. Hitting the upper half also makes the shot spin less. Following these principles, when a player hits the center or the upper half of the clubface, this would result in a higher degree in initial launch and with less spins. This would then make the ball fly further and higher. It will also land with a stronger forward roll. To be able to hit higher, it is suggested that the player tilt his shoulder during setup. The left shoulder should be lower than the right shoulder. This stance will make the player hit the ball on an increasing angle of attack.

This particular golf instruction would be perfectly executed when repeatedly practiced several times 2. Focus is the best play Golf is not a lazy and distracted man’s sport. This golf instruction number two focuses on the being and concentration of the player. To make sure that all hits would give the desired effect, the person should have his full attention to his drive. Focus does not necessarily mean that a person should make tactics or create game plays. It only means that the player should be engaged in the game, relax when doing the swings, and think of the present. It would help when a golf player would imagine what his swings should result into and not what would happen after every strike. 3. Balance is a personal practice for golf instruction Though there is a standard stance that instructors teach beginners, there is also a certain stance that gives the player the most comfort and best balance. A player should therefore try a number of stances during initial set up and see which of these stance resulted in the best drives. A recommended routine is to try swinging with the legs together first, then swing with only the right foot on the ground. The next few swings would then be done with the left foot on the ground. Finally, when the person has fixed his balance, he should try swinging with his eyes close. This short routine helps a person with his balance.

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the Most Common Golfing Equipment

or a person to thoroughly enjoy any sport, it would be best for him Fto have the proper equipment. Golf is

just one of those sports that require a person to know the different kinds of golfing equipment if a person wants to completely understand the game. Basics #1 - Golf Attire All the golf ranges have their own set of golf dress codes. A person cannot just enter a golf range with whatever attire and expect that he would be permitted to play. Though the dress code depends on the golf range, the universal set of golf attire is a clean collared polo shirt and golf pants. A golfer should avoid wearing jeans and cargo pants to the field. Rubber shoes are also not allowed inside, as they tend to ruin the grass. A good pair of golf shoes is highly recommended. Basics #2 – Golf Ball The golf ball is a small ball that is covered with dimples. It is typically white, though there are also golf balls available in bright neon colors, to make it easier for the golfer to locate. This is one piece of equipment that has strict regulations. For example, golf balls are not allowed to be used until they have passed the test of approval by the R&A and the US Golf Association. There are two common types of golf balls: recreational and advanced. Basics #3 - Golf Club This is used to hit the ball. In a regular game, the maximum number of clubs a person is allowed to carry is 14.

It is important to know the different kinds of golf clubs as each type results in different flight distance and degree of loft. The basic kinds of clubs are putters, wedges, irons, woods and the hybrid club. Optional #1 - Golf Tee This equipment is used to elevate the ball from the ground and provide an easier shot for the player. It is a tiny spike, which has a cup at the top where the ball is placed. It is pushed into the ground and can only be used at the start of the round. Optional #2 - Ball Marker This object is used to mark the exact spot the ball landed, just in case the player has to temporarily remove the ball. Though players are not allowed to move their ball, there are still exceptions to the rule. One exception is when the ball lies directly on the putting line of the opponent and needs to be temporarily moved out of the way. Optional #3 - Golf Bag This is an elongated bag mainly for golf clubs storage. It is characterized by a number of pockets at the side for additional golf equipment compartments. There are different bags depending on how it would be carried. There are shoulder bags, two-wheeled cart bags, and bags for golf carts. There are a lot more golf equipment. A player does not need all of it. It would be best for him to identify the optional equipment that he would be actually using to help improve his game.

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praCtice makes perfect

ave you been trying to improve H your golf swing but to no avail? Just like what most of the greatest players have said, “A golf swing is like a fingerprint, no two are alike.”

If you have been watching some of the world’s best players and if you have read the biographies or golf instruction books of some of golf’s legendary players and instructors, you will notice each has a style of their own. One of the best players to have ever played the game was Ben Hogan. Having won more than 60 professional tournaments in his career including all of golf’s four major tournaments, you would not believe he had a golf swing problem which is known to golfers as “hooking.” Hooking is when the golf ball tends to veer towards the left side of the fairway. Hogan, who is actually left handed as he has stated in one of his books, played with his right hand and used a strong grip. This was theorized as the reason for his hooking the ball. To solve this problem, Hogan developed a swing which would be known as “The Secret.” Revealed in several magazines some years back and which were based on observations done while Hogan was actually playing, the ball striker’s swing consisted of using a slightly weaker grip, opening the clubface during the takeaway using the wrists and then using his right knee as a trigger to initiate the downswing. This swing is now known the world over as the “Hogan Fade.”

The golfer who instilled the importance of practicing has written two golf instruction books, Power Golf and Five Lessons, the legendary golfer talks about the basic essentials of having a consistent and good golf swing. In the book the golfer also known as “The Hawk” explains the importance of how to hold the club the right way, how to address the ball correctly and how to swing the club from the takeaway to the follow through. You can also now catch his golf instruction online, by typing “Ben Hogan’s Timeless Tips” or “Ben Hogan Swing Keys.” Golfing equipment also plays an important role in playing good golf. Over the years a lot of modifications have been developed in terms of golf clubs, putters, golf balls and other golf training aids. Unlike before where golfers could only check their swing if they took a video of themselves hitting the ball, advance technology has made it possible to analyze a golfer’s swing inch by inch. In this way, a golfer’s bad habit could be easily corrected by providing the appropriate golf training aids and golfing equipment. From putting green to golf swing trainers to practice nets for the garage and a whole lot more to choose from, you can be sure your golf game would improve tremendously if you keep using these devices consistently. Take it from Ben Hogan the golfer who has been tagged by his peers as the guy who gave the word “practice” a whole new meaning since he was known to have trained the most among all of them during their time. Practice really does make it perfect!

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golf instrUction ONLINE

one are the days when golf clubs used to be sticks and pebbles G were used as golf balls! The first ever

sale of a set of golf clubs is credited to James IV. Formalwear while playing golf also became a trend in the early 1900s, with Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones leading the pack. In regards with their golfing equipment, the wooden clubs were made of hickory wood and were handmade. Iron clubs were heavier then but evolved into steel shafts and later shifted to graphite. Golf balls started out with rubber which flew quite a distance before the dimpled ball was introduced by William Taylor. In this time of digital technology, modifications on golfing equipment could easily be improved. Now clubs could be tested first and players could check out a review on a certain set of clubs before deciding if they would get one. Descriptions of the clubs, how they react and how they rate compared to other clubs could assist a player in making the right choices. Golf training aids are also great tools to use for the busy handicapper. Usually the devices that help improve one’s swing are very portable and easy to carry since they are also meant to be used outside the golf course. This gives a golfer more time to practice even when he is at the comfort of his own home. Video analysis gadgets are very much in the market nowadays too. The latest software for swing analysis that can be used on tablets and portable devices

that can measure the speed of the ball is readily available. Books and DVDs on the game of golf are also part of golf training aids which could help both beginners and low handicappers alike. Swing fixes, experiences of professional golfers, golf games for both junior and adult golfers make up this catalogue of books about golf. A lot of professional golfers endorse golf training aids and golfing equipment, sometimes even wearing the company’s logo while playing a tournament. Some of them have even made a golf instruction video on their field of expertise in the game. Johnny Miller, winner of two major tournaments and 25 PGA Tour events, together with Top 100 teachers Brady Riggs, Brian Mogg, Rick Grayson, Mitchell Spearman and Kellie Stenzell are just a few of the professionals who have done golf instruction online. Using the hips for power, eliminating a slice, how to make a sandy birdie, different types of shots and how to address the ball correctly are just a few examples of the tips you can learn. Updates and the latest golf news could also be found easily, especially if someone is looking for a golf instruction online. Even junior golfers could simply find the most suitable golfing equipment, golf training aids and golf instruction online. Learning a thing or two from these mediums is not a bad thing if it means shaving off a few strokes on the scorecard. Even though golf has evolved over the years, its main concept of hitting a ball with a long stick remained the same.

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improve your short game

article I will be discussing how your short game all the Iwayntothisimprove from your iron shot to putting on the green. These tips will ensure you play to the best of your ability out there on the course.

Iron Shots The first step in producing a successful iron shot is knowing what club to choose. Each iron club is used pertaining to the distance the golfer is from the hole. Depending on each player, you must match your personal distance with each club with your distance from the hole. For example, I personally hit my 7 Iron around from 150-170 yards, so if I am within that range on the course, that is my club of choice. The next step in a successful iron shot is to line up your stance. The higher the number on the club, the more you want to place the ball even with the back half of your stance in order to provide loft to the shot. And vice versa for lower numbers; place the ball closer to the front of your stance. Since each club will provide you with a matched distance, you want to make sure you take a full swing no matter what club you have. Many beginner golfers make the mistake of shorting their swing if they are closer to the pin. However, if you have chosen the right club, there will be no need to do that. Chipping If you are not an exceptional golfer, chances are you have not yet reached the green on your second shot. Chances are that your second shot ended up in the rough near the putting green. If this is the case, chipping is probably your best option for your third shot. There are multiple clubs with wchich golfers choose to chip their balls.The most common

type of club is a pitching wedge or 52 Degree Wedge. The 52 Degree Wedge provides a bit more loft to your shot, but both clubs are very similar. Depending of your distance from the green, a chip shot should be swung light and with proper follow-through. Many golfers use punch chip shots, which are sometimes effective, but are inconsistent at times. You truly want to swing through the ball and finish through to give your chip shot maximum loft. Chipping is a very delicate type of golf shot because it is all dependent on the golfers touch. You don’t want to swing too hard or to light, in the end your speed of the club is up to the golfers own perspective. Another type of chip shot commonly used in golf is the runner. The runner is a chip shot (usually used with the 8 Iron) where you have to bounce the ball far across the green. This club ensures that you won’t loft the ball that high, allowing the ball to run across the green toward the hole. This shot is for more experienced golfers, but can be very useful in certain situations out on the course. Putting Probably the most frustrating part of the game of golf, putting can turn your game around for better or worse. The first part of ensuring a good putter shot is to read your ball’s lie. This means read the greens angles and elevation to predict the path of the shot you are about to take. This is seen a lot when you watch pro golfers. They usually stand behind their ball to get a key for the shot. The next part of a great putter shot is the swing itself. Many beginner golfers bring their putter head back to far in their shot, causing them to lose the path that they lined up. The correct shot is to bring the head back slightly, then push your club through the ball in the path you want it to travel.

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etiquette for rookies

ou have to be polite to play golf? Y Well... sort of. After all, golf is a gentlemen’s game. Of course, you are not expected to follow every single unwritten rule of the game, but here a few you should pinpoint on… Number One If you hit an errant shot (and trust me, you will) please yell “FORE” to warn nearby players. The last thing you need is a potential lawsuit on your hands because you didn’t open your mouth. Number Two If you are playing ahead of a clearly more experienced and skilled group, please let them play through. You will save them a lot of frustration and yourself a lot of embarrassment if you happen to have a rough day. The rangers on the golf course also appreciate if you keep up with the “pace of play” as they call it and this is easily accomplished by letting the big hitters be on their way. Number Three This is an important one to follow and the rest of your friends will appreciate if you abide by it. NEVER, under any circumstance, walk through the line of your buddy’s putt on the green. They’re worried enough about accounting for the break, speed, and slope of the green. The last thing they need is to figure out how to hit over your big fat shoe mark in the middle of their line. These are just a few simple tips

to follow when on the course but their importance is unmatched. Earlier this month, I wrote an article explaining how out of the loop some new golfers are with the etiquette of the game and just how detrimental that is. No one can really fault you for having a poor day at the course if you are truly giving forth your best effort and just not getting results. However, if you are being arrogant or violating the unwritten rules of golf over and over, you may get a well-justified earful after the round has concluded. And rightfully so. Another huge and crucial mistake most amateurs make is neglecting the mental aspects of the game. I’m not arguing against the fact that technique and fundamentals go a long way, rather pointing out that your performance can be heavily influenced by your attitude. If you are someone who has a quick temper, you need to address that immediately and leave the pouting at home. Getting down on yourself NEVER helps in the sport of golf. You will begin to cloud your head with negative thoughts to the point where you can hardly make contact with the ball anymore. Keeping a positive attitude before, during, and after the round is half the battle and you will notice results immediately. Golf is a game that takes quite some time to finally “master” so a good attitude will only speed up this process. As with any sport, one mistake can often snowball into many more if complemented by a negative attitude. Keep that in mind next time you pick up (or want to throw) a golf club.

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because we don’t always hit perfect shots

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ust when you think you have hit a great tee shot way up in the air, clear of the water and bunker ahead, you can’t imagine what could possibly go wrong! And then all of a sudden (thud) it lands in the rough. Sometimes this lie may not be bad at all; the grass is at times the perfect cut and acts as a tee for your next shot. Of course we can never get that lucky in this sport so it’s now time to learn how cope with this obstacle. First, assess just how deep the grass is. Try to judge how much grass you are going to catch on the downswing at impact. If you think your swing speed will be drastically reduced then you may need to club up. For example, if you are 150 out in the deep rough, a 6 Iron may play better than a 7.

Once you have the right club, it’s time to move onto the setup. The setup. If you are using a 5 Iron Wedge, place the ball in the middle of your stance to ensure you make downward contact on the ball. This type of contact will allow you to get the ball nice and high in the air, which is vital to lifting the ball out of the rough. However if you do have a 3 Iron or wood in hand, place the ball about an inch more forward in your stance. These clubs are designed to “launch” the ball by making contact on the upswing. Utilize these keys next time you find yourself off the fairway and there is no reason why you shouldn’t enjoy better approach shots. Of course repetition will make the difference in the end so do not expect to master this skill right away! Happy golfing!

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how memories affect y o u r g o l f ga me

en Hogan often said that when he played his best golf, he would B address the ball and as if the shot had

already happened. Jack Nicklaus was absolutely convinced that he had never missed a putt from inside three feet on the back nine of a major championship. Tiger Woods in his own book said, “The secret to the mental game is the ability to instantly recall past success and then let go of failure.” And the common thread running through these comments from three of the game’s all-time greatest champions? The power of memory to cement thoughts and feelings associated with ultimate performance. My guess is that if you think back to the last round of discount burner 2 Irons you played, you will very quickly relate to the power your mind has over your performance. When you stand over a putt and you just know that you are going to make it, or (and rather more frequently) when you look at a certain shot and all you can see is the out of bounds running down the right side of the fairway... and guess where you hit it? Welcome then, to the wonderful world of your MEMORY and the way it influences your performance. We underestimate the power and the effect our memories have on our golf at our peril. In fact, I would go as far as to say that the way that you utilize

your memory will be one of the critical keys to your future as a golfer. In my own experience, with some of the players I have worked with over the last few years it has become very clear to me that the way golfers use their memory is very different. The greats like Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods have worked it out. Recently, the field of neuroscience has begun to question how memory works and one of the most exciting developments has been the suggestion that we can actually take an active role in programming the way our memory functions in terms of our golfing experiences. Just how important a discovery could that be? What the scientists are telling us is that if we re-visit a certain memory of a past event, while we obviously cannot change the past event what we can do is change our interpretation of it. So if you lost a golf tournament, you will always have lost the tournament, but what you can change is your interpretation of the meaning of that defeat. And that is significant. If the meaning of that defeat is stored as the worst thing that has ever happened, then chances are that your unconscious mind will go to work and protect you from that experience ever happening again. So, the selfsabotage kicks in and finds ways of getting you to AVOID that situation. Poor performance is a great way of avoiding winning!

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the right golf training

golf training is not a Ttheaking big issue until and unless players get the right kind of trainers and these days the internet has come up with many options where the players can learn the various smart tricks and skills on the game.

Every skill in the world needs to be polished, and the game of golf is no exception when it comes to practicing the game. Although there are several kinds golf training kits available in the market and online (where you can select according to your choices), it is very important that you know that these kits are not so useful when it comes to practicing. You can make sure that these kits are more commercial rather than being useful and you need to make sure that you are having the right kind of kit with you. The best guides will suggest you to look at the features of the golf training kits, where they also suggest you to practice with the chipping golf club as it is one of the essential parts of the game. There are many people who think that golf training is really costly and they do not want to go through such an expensive route, but on the contrary these

kinds of training are very easy and cost-effective too. There are many golfers who believe that a professional or an experienced golfer can train well, and they use the best putter for side saddle putting when it comes to making the best shot according to the need of the game. There are many other places from which the golfer can learn skills and the tricks of the game and be a professional by his or her own effort. The initiative must be taken with grace and confidence. These days the golfers are following various kinds of books, online sites and online tutorials when it comes to polishing their gaming skills and removing all the blunders from their games. They must learn the techniques and skills carefully to make sure that they do not repeat errors again and practice with more effort, for the players can be more confident if they see the uploaded videos in the training sites. They can also learn the right striking ways as well as seeing their mistakes, which they make ignorantly during the game and fail to impress their trainers. There are many notable things which the players should learn, most of all the swings and strokes for the game.

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he players who want to play their best in the field should learn to be strong and use the best training equipments. Any golf player would love to play their best game. There are different kinds of swings and strokes in the game of golf and players cannot make their best all the time. To make the best putting stroke all the time, players should remember that training is not enough, and it is also necessary to recognize your mistakes during the game and work to stop making them. Flexibility training in the game of golf is very necessary as the players should learn time management on the very first level. It is one of the most valuable things in the game and the players who use it wisely are always winners who benefit that much more from the game. When it comes to playing on the field, another important part of the game is strength training. This should be practiced at home to gain more stamina as the game

of golf demands it. The players can join a gym or take part in any other exercising as a way to increase the stamina and minimize the effort necessary to hit a high stroke in the huge field. Do you prefer to use a minimal amount of training equipment? You can easily use the video streaming on golf sites which are available to train students to get more confidence in their gaming skills. They will learn to notice incorrect movements in this way. With the right equipment and strength training, the players will be able to fight injuries and they can make the best of their game by reducing the chances of getting injured. They will learn to use the golfing equipment correctly, or purchase a DVD. An online tutorial is the best choice for a beginner, since they can get the best experience tips from experts who will help the players to learn more every day. Online you can find good tutors to help you make the best putting stroke all time.

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c l u bs f o r b e g i n n e r s

he basic clubs that make up Twedges a set of include woods, irons, and a putter. Hybrids have

become popular with beginning golfers since they are so easy to hit. Follow guidelines that explain the features of golf clubs to decide what kind of clubs to buy to give you the accuracy, consistency and distance you desire. Selecting the Woods To start off your set, select a driver and two or three other woods. The driver should have a large head size, over 430 cc, which will feature a larger sweet spot. This kind of club will be more forgiving of misshits typical of beginning players. To help you launch the ball into the air and reduce the possibility of a hook to the left or a slice to the right, look for a driver with increased loft. TaylorMade SLDR Drivers for beginning players should have a loft of 12 to 15 degrees. Pick out some woods, also with a larger club head. You might want to stay away from the 3 Wood at first, and stick with the more lofted 5 Wood, 7 Wood or even a 9 Wood. Make sure the shaft of the club is flexible, which will provide more distance than a stiffer shaft. Get measured to determine the ideal length for your woods, keeping in mind that the longer the club, the harder it is to hit.

Deciding on Irons & Hybrids The traditional golf club set includes irons from the 3 Iron to the 9 Iron. Perimeter weighting can help you keep the ball straight on the target line, and offset club heads help keep the club face square to the target on impact. A wider sole on the club helps to get the ball up in the air. Many new players are replacing their longer R11 irons like the 3, 4 and even 5 Iron with hybrid clubs. Hybrids with a low center of gravity and increased loft help to launch the ball and allow the beginning player to achieve more distance. For beginners, a set might include the lofted 6, 7, 8 and 9 Iron, along with a 3, 4, 5 and/or 6 hybrid for distance. The lowest-number hybrid should go 10 to 15 yards shorter than your highest number fairway wood to avoid a gap in coverage on the course. Adding Wedges & the Putter Beginners will need a pitching wedge and a sand wedge, and perhaps a lob wedge. These lofted clubs are ideal for shots around the green. In addition, choose a Scotty Cameron Putter like a large-head mallet with a greater moment of inertia. These putters don’t twist on miss-hits and are easier to hit for short putts.

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the most popular golf brands

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hether you are a beginner taking your first fledgling trips around the local 9 or an expert golfer ready to trade up, choosing the right clubs to conquer the greens and make your game better is vital to your enjoyment. A good golf store carries enough brands of clubs to truly boggle the mind. But you can always go with what you know, and pick clubs from the big three. TaylorMade A 1979 upstart, TaylorMade has made a name for itself in the golf world. Gary Adams, founder and owner, introduced the first metal woods back in 1978. TaylorMade currently markets its newest woods with something it calls Flight Control Technology. FCT allows golfers better shot-shaping ability through the multidimensional adjustments that can be made to their R9 Metal Woods. The TaylorMade R11 iron brand’s leadership position is reinforced through the play of the golf professionals that rely on their equipment, including 2010 PGA Champion Martin Kaymer, 2010 LPGA U.S. Open Champion Paula Creamer along with other notables like Dustin Johnson and Ryan Palmer. Callaway The Callaway brand was started as the brainchild of wine maker,

Ely Callaway. Unless you’re a wine aficionado, you may have never heard of Callaway Vineyards, but it was from the profits made on the land that Callaway was able to raise the funds to buy Hickory Stick. From there, the brand took off and today Callaway is one of the most recognized names in golf. The company continues to branch out, snapping up other legendary golf brand names like Ben Hogan Golf while diversifying their line of product offerings including apparel, top flight golf balls and the popular Odyssey brand putters. Big names to play Callaway clubs include Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els. Ping Ping is one of the most recognized brands in golf today. And, Ping g25 clubs it’s not just for positive reasons. The name Ping stems from the sound that the original putter made when struck. Ping clubs are known for producing a large sweet spot, but they’ve also been maligned for their introduction of the Ping Eye 2, which they made from 1985 to 1989. The Eye 2 had a square grooved club face, a groove format that has been ruled illegal on the PGA tour. No one makes square grooved clubs anymore and today, the Ping brand is a PGA favorite with long hitters like Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan.

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calculating your handicap

golf handicap is used to A determine your potential ability on a course. It is mainly

used to even the abilities between golfers of different abilities. A player’s handicap has a tendency to adjust to their home course. By using handicaps, you will be able to accurately compare your score against that of a player of a different caliber, based on your expected performances. First, in order to get a proper understanding of a golfer’s underlying ability, golfers would typically ask each other not only what the other’s handicap is, but the club of which they were a member. You need to have played a minimum of five rounds but no more than 20. The course rating and course slope are also required and both can be found on your score card. The more scores you use, the more accurate your handicap score will be. Once a player’s handicap record contains 20 scores, the next score they return will result in the oldest of the existing 20 scores being removed (to be replaced by the new score). Second, subtract the course rating from your score. The course rating is in decimal form and indicates the difficulty level of the course. Multiply the average by 0.93. (The 0.93 factor is the Multiplier. The Multiplier is a mathematical balancing factor, the purpose of which is to help to achieve national results patterns for net competitions

that are as equitable as possible. Its necessity is the result of the different standard deviations of net scores exhibited by players on different handicap levels.) For example, say two golfers averaged 72 strokes each over 18 holes but Golfer Y played on a more difficult course than Golfer Z. Instead of using averaged scores to determine the handicap index, individual skill level is factored into the equation. It’s clear that Golfer Y is more skilled than Golfer Z and on an average course Golfer Y would require fewer strokes. Then, multiply the lowest differential by .96 to get your handicap. If more than 10 rounds are entered, use the average of the lowest 3-5 differentials. If 20 rounds are entered, use the average of the 10 lowest differentials. To calculate the average, add together all the differentials and divided by that number (e.g. if 10 differentials are used, add them up and divided by 10). Three 18-hole scores will be required before a GA Handicap is calculated and allocated. Clubs may allow players to use 9-hole rounds for this purpose but they are under no obligation to do so. For this purpose, two 9-hole rounds equals one 18-hole round. Clubs should enter scores immediately into GOLF Link upon receipt (i.e. don’t wait for all three). For the purpose of returning one of the initial three rounds, players are allocated a Temporary Daily Handicap of 45 for women and 36 for men.

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golf is for more than just fun

olf has been a part of our lives G since its invention, and almost everyone loves the game. People

love golf not only because it is a ball sport which can train their bodies, but also because it is a way of life. Golf means a lot to all of us more than just a sport. There are tons of so-called “golf widows” across the globe who swear by the old saying that their spouses “live and breathe golf.” As it happens, golf may help them live and breathe a lot longer. It has been shown that there are many health benefits from playing the game, including a longer and healthier life. It is also determined that the life expectancy of both men and women golfers, of every age group, and across all socioeconomic categories, was increased by an average of approximately five years over that of the general population. Although the scope of the study didn’t include determining the reasons for the increased life span, scientists believe the most likely cause is the brisk, four or five hour walk around the course on a regular basis. Though this study cannot prove playing more golf is a matter of life and death, it has quantified the benefits of walking, as well as the psychological benefits of leisure activity. Actually, even regular walking can

improve general physical health. It also has been determined that regular walking improves virtually every system in the human body, from to bones and muscles. Golf is surely more technological and skillful than common walking. The study also showed that lowhandicappers had lower death rates, which corresponds to an increase in life span, than high-handicappers, most likely because they play more golf. Leaving the cart at the house has its benefits. People play golf into old age, and there are also positive social and psychological aspects to the game that can be of help. Although the average increased life span was five years, they found that the longest lifespan increases came among golfers with blue collar economic backgrounds as opposed to those with desk jobs just another reason to get out of that cubicle and hit the links. As we all know, golf is a ball sport in which competing players use many types of wholesale golf clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course using the fewest number of strokes. Golf is defined, in the rules of golf, as playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules. However, golf is now no longer a game for just fun. You can see many families go out for golf each weekend; they play golf not just for fun, but also a way of life to get all their family members together.

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olf is not an easy sport. It requires a lot of practice and not everyone can play it from the start. In fact, it is one of the lesser-played sports across the globe for several reasons. Playing golf requires a huge course, which is not easily found since land can be very expensive where many golf players live. Therefore a lot of golf enthusiasts end up playing golf only once or twice a year. However, this problem is now being solved by the latest technology in motion mechanics, simulation and high definition graphics. These are the key components of what is called a Golf Simulator. This is an elaborate setup that can be put inside one’s living room so that anyone can start playing golf in the comfort of their own home. The concept of indoor golf is gaining popularity, especially with the young affluent people of the United States and Europe. The researchers at the companies that develop these kits are working very

hard to improve the simulation to levels so the experience matches the real sport. The increase in golf’s popularity can be attributed to the fact that the sport and playing area is becoming more accessible to the common man. This is primarily due to the Golf Simulators that allow people to play golf in their living rooms without the price that comes attached to playing at golf courses. The concept of indoor golf is gaining so much popularity that many individuals and corporations have started installing the product in homes and offices, allowing more and more people to be drawn to the appeal of the sport. One of the key advantages of this product is that it is very easy to install and use. The player does not have to drive to the golf course, buy expensive golf clubs or pay a golf course fee. The best part is that there is no dependence on weather while playing golf in your living room. No matter what the weather condition outside, you can always enjoy your favorite sport from the comfort of your home.

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buying the right golf grips

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n this article you’ll learn about different Golf Grip Tips. It starts with ensuring that the hands are placed on the golf club correctly and comfortably. There has been much written in the past regarding the correct golf grip, though the issue isn’t actually so black and white. The reasons for this are varied, meaning that the proper golf grip is dependent on the individual player. There are many variations that can be successful and all will fall into one of three categories: Vardon/ Overlap, Interlocking, and Baseball (or 10 finger grip). The baseball grip is better for smaller hands. Examples include ladies, children and those suffering from arthritis. The interlocking grip is more suited to players with long, thin fingers and finally the overlap is best for those with thicker or shorter fingers. However, even with these parameters, a player with smaller hands may prefer the Vardon grip, simply because it is more comfortable.

So to find your most comfortable grip, take your posture position and allow your arms to hang naturally underneath your shoulders. If you look how your hands hang, you will have a very good indication as to how you should place your target hand on the club. You will have one of three positions: Inwards towards your thighs, Outwards towards the golf ball, and Facing each other. When you have considered the natural position of your target hand, place it in a similar position on the club. The final part of this golf grip tip (which we have to attribute to our human design) is the lifeline of the non-target hand which was put there to sit perfectly on top of the target hand thumb in a golf grip. It is also a fantastic indication as to whether your hands are set correctly on the club. If your target hand is not positioned naturally on the grip, the position you have to achieve with the lifeline is extremely uncomfortable. Another quick tip -- if you have to change your golf grip, sit at home with the club in your hands in the new position. Then do not move, keep the hands in this position for at least ten minutes and then repeat the exercise, until your new grip becomes automatic.

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book your tee time online

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here is no industry that has been unaffected by the age of the Internet. Web connectivity has effectively changed the way the world does business and the way people manage their lives. Many times that management system comes courtesy of a smartphone. People pay bills online, book event tickets, and make reservations all without needing to dial a number on a phone. So, it was only a matter of time before the Internet revolution trickled into the golfing world. The sport’s popularity is quickly gaining ground worldwide, with the Asian market bolstering a large part of that growth. The added growth has caused many golf courses to go online. Now people can book golf lessons, tee times and more using software designed for the

sport’s aficionados. In the not too distant past, people who wanted a tee time had to show up at the course to request a time. Then, showing up was replaced by a telephone call, and finally the call has been replaced by the Internet. Today’s world moves at the speed of light and sometimes people are unable to book tee times during a course’s business hours. Now, no one has to wait for a business to open. They just simply go online whenever it is convenient and book their tee time. The ease of booking can indirectly be attributed to a slight increase in people on the course. The easier and more innovative things are, the better it is for society. Now it is simpler for courses to organize their schedules because of the availability of software catering to golf businesses.

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There are a few companies which sell software specifically for use within golf courses. This software allows their businesses to run seamlessly and gives them the ability to manage everything from one computer. Many software systems allow real time updates which permit golfers to be notified of any changes in availability which could possibly affect their tee times. The software has revolutionized businesses and someone would be hard pressed to discover a course or avid golfer that did not use some type of software to manage their golfing life. The need to manage large numbers of people has caused some of the world’s top courses to use software to help manage members and guests at their courses. Although many golfers have at least one type of tee management software on their computers or smartphones, many courses have a portal on their website for members to access available tee times, check the weather, and more. The sheer access of information permits many golfers to ensure that there will be nothing but blue skies on the day that they want to play. The software can also assist with increasing customer satisfaction, by giving them their ideal type of conditions to play. For example, someone is interested in playing at a certain time, so they log onto the site and discover that while their desired time is available, the time slots surrounding it will be quite full. Thus, the golfer books a time when there are fewer people golfing and anticipates enjoying the day. Another factor which aids golfers in enjoying their time spent golfing is the increased level of service software provides. Employees are granted more time to focus their energies to providing better service and ensuring things run smoothly since people have greatly reduced their call volume. The Internet has transformed the golfing industry for the better. It has employed seamless software integration to allow golfers the ability to schedule their tee times and perform other duties without calling the course. This freedom has caused an increase in service which is then transferred to happier members and more revenue. the back nine of THE HAMPTONS, NY ♌ backninepublishing.com ♌ 53


how to enjoy golf more

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e all love the game of golf, but some times it is just as they say, a good walk spoiled. Here are a few ways to enjoy golf more.

Don’t play the blue tees Unless you are at least a 10 handicap or lower, why bother making the golf course even harder than it has to be. If you are shooting in the 90’s or triple digits, it makes no sense making a conscious decision to making the course more difficult. Play the white tees and take the extra level of anxiety out of the equation. Improve your lie When you are having a recreational round of golf, there is no way you should be playing the strict rules of golf. The average round of golf would be at least 6 hours at courses all over the world. Golfers would be returning to the tees all day after hitting there first ball out bounds, or searching for every lost ball for 5 minutes. So if we are bending the rules to save time, why not bend them to improve your lie,

something you can actually benefit from. Play winter rules all the time. Play different games Instead playing the same match with your buddies, compete in other categories other than score. Some examples would be: • Most fairways hit • Least amount of 3 putts • Most 1 putts If it is your honor, take it You just birdie the hardest (or easiest) hole on the golf course, it’s your tee, you earned it, take it. Challenge yourself to get another one, you will be surprised how often you can have two birdies in a row if you are actually trying to get two birdies in a row. Lower your expectations If you are a average golfer you play golf twice per week if you’re lucky, on top of that, you don’t practice as much as you should.. You can’t honestly think that your game is not exactly what it should be. Just enjoy the game itself, don’t be so hard on yourself when you’re not playing well. Even the pros have bad days.

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The perfect backswing

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s we all know there are three basic aspects to the golf swing: backswing, downswing and followthrough. When summed up in this way, it’s difficult to understand how the golf swing can be so hard to master. The truth is that most people will never “master” their golf swing, but by focusing on these three elements individually and making just a few very simple changes, they can improve on their current swing dramatically. In this article I am going to focus on the backswing. The first thing to be aware of here is that to perform a smooth backswing you need to eliminate any tension in your hands and forearms. The best way to do this is to perform a waggle before executing a shot. If you watch the professionals, they nearly all have a distinct waggle before starting their backswing and this is something that you should be looking to implement too. A typical waggle before starting the backswing would be to simply set and un-set the wrists a few times. This is very common and is part of my routine before I hit each golf shot.

When starting the backswing, the main thing to remember is that everything should move away from the ball together. You want to keep the club moving low as you swing back, extending the left arm but slightly flexing the right. By the time your club reaches waist height it should be parallel with your feet. The rest of the backswing is all about having your body positioned correctly to create maximum power. To do this you should keep your feet planted on the ground while keeping a slight flex in your right knee. It is also important that your shoulders do not rotate more than 90 degrees, and this is actually one of the most commonly made mistakes by amateurs. The reason for this is that when thinking about generating power from their backswing, amateurs often believe that taking their backswing further back will create more resistance, ultimately resulting in a more powerful golf shot. This is not the case and rotating your shoulders past the 90-degree position will give you major problems with your downswing.

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consistency in golf

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onsistency in golf is something all golfers strive for. They try and get their golf swing ingrained into their muscle memory. When this happens, they no longer have to think about the mechanics of the swing ─ they just do it. New golfers have several problems with this. They don’t yet have a good enough swing and they have not been playing golf long enough for muscle memory to help them. There is a good chance that if they don’t get a good swing quickly, they end up with a bad swing that is hard to correct because the muscles will begin to remember the bad swing. Professional instruction is the best and quickest way for new golfers to get a good and consistent swing, yet this is the last thing that most beginners do. They get lessons when they realize that the game of golf is a lot more complicated than they thought when they started playing golf. A consistent swing is important, it means you can change one thing at a time and measure

the difference the change has made, good or bad. Without this consistency, too many things are changing all the time and there is no basis on which to improve. The need to obtain an easy basic swing that produces a reasonable shot (straight without being too concerned about distance) is paramount. Golf can be a confusing game at times. Some golfers have a good consistent swing and don’t realise it. When inconsistency creeps in, they blame their swing and try all sorts of modifications to cure whatever fault is current. A lot of the time though, it’s not the mechanics of their swing that is at fault, it’s their balance. Balance can play havoc with a golf swing, it does not take much imbalance to have a dramatic effect on the flight of the ball, and as such, the real fault can go unnoticed for a long time. Consistency in golf can never be achieved until good balance is achieved, this must be worked on, especially with new golfers, in conjunction with their golf swing if improvements are to be made.

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lost & found golf balls

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ever-ending opportunities to make money can be found even in sports. Here is an excellent way of making money with golf! People have done it for a number of years and gone rich with this formula, you can never get wrong with it! Lets take a look at the business proper. Finding lost golf balls is going to be more than a business than a hobby or a chore! With millions of golfers worldwide dropping a $25 USD donation every round they make along the green, it is enough put a smile on children’s faces and a smirk on businesssavvy adults.

which develop from scavenger hobbies to business models. With many golfers switching from new golf balls to used golf balls to lessen the burden on their wallet and improve their game, the business is getting more lucrative than ever. Now, what’s the big deal? Reducing cost has become the number one priority if you are a serious golfer. Many people golf for business purposes and the golf balls they use are always new. The golf balls are retrieved and can be resold at a discount to golf enthusiasts!

With the sport becoming an indulgence for adults, golf has helped to make degrees seem worthless when you can make a thriving business on the internet just selling used golf balls. It puts a spark of life into children who scurry around golf courses earning their tuition money.

From the overall view of it, it is a definite WIN-WIN-WIN situation! Sellers get their profit, golf courses get their money, golfers get a good deal, business owners get their business done on the green, and brand names get their awareness spread. It can only get better from here!

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go l f in g gr e e n

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olf has always, to me, been a game that is one with nature. Sure, it may be manicured and massaged into perfection, but it is one of the few games that really gets you among the trees and out in the sun. It’s nice to see how the world changes from an early tee-time through into late afternoon. I love seeing the birds flying just below the clouds as I wait for my partners and friends to tee off. And it is the sun that could provide the biggest boon of all to private courses. As resource technology moves more and more towards the renewable, prices are falling for something we’ve all considered using to save money. Solar power. Photovoltaic cells are becoming cheaper and cheaper, allowing for golf clubs to power their carts with the sun. While start up would still be a bit on the expensive side, the reduction in power usage could, overall, decrease the cost of running the course.

Peel and stick panels are currently in the affordable realm and installation is as easy as sticking them on and plugging them in. Once that’s done, you’re off to the races. As a cart goes through a day of golf, it sits in the sun for much of it. The course itself would be providing the charge for the cart and it wouldn’t need to be pulled from main lines any longer. And let’s not forget the 30% tax credit for each unit purchased. The savings are almost instant. Golf courses would be saving green and being green at the same time. These panels range from low wattage for daily use all the way up to large 410-watt arrays for larger 8 passenger carts. The types you would see in a busy downtown area carrying tourists to and from destinations along a strip. The combination of solar power and electric golf carts is almost destined to be. It’s an absolute match made in heaven.

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3. The intended path of the ball, usually referred to in the context of putting 4. The position of the feet at address 8.A complete miss (also known as an “air ball”) 9. The direction which the blades of grass grow, which is of primary importance on the greens 10. A score of two over par on a hole 11. The rotational movement or spin of the ball produced by contact with the clubface 14. Another term for a practice area (also known as a golf range, practice range or learning center) 15. The score an accomplished player is expected to make on a hole, either a three, four or five 17. A score of one under par on a hole

ACROSS 3. 4. 8. 9. 10. 11. 14.

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1. The custom of hitting a second ball — without penalty — on a hole 2. A person hired to carry clubs and provide other assistance 5. The act of aligning the clubface to the target 6. A swing flaw in which the lead elbow bends at an angle pointed away from the body, usually resulting in a blocked or pushed shot 7. To successfully hit a shot from a poor location 12 . The placing and positioning of the hands on the club 13 . The proper distribution of weight both at address and throughout the swing 16 . A derogatory term describing poor play that results from nervousness

ANSWER KEY: 3. LINE, 4. STANCE, 8. WHIFF, 9. GRAIN, 10. DOUBLEBOGEY, 11. BACKSPIN, 14. DRIVINGRANGE, 15. PAR, 17. BIRDIE, 1. MULLIGAN, 2. CADDIE, 5. AIMING, 6. CHICKENWING, 7. RECOVER, 12. GRIP, 13. BALANCE, 16. CHOKE

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Hamptons Air Heating & Air Conditioning.............................................49

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Pilates of Sag Harbor................................................................................21

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Yankee Barn Homes.................................................................................45

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Peconic Bay Landscapes..................................................................09, 19

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Hamptons Air Heating & Air Conditioning.............................................49

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Pilates of Sag Harbor................................................................................21

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Sterling Tree & Lawn Service....................................................................29

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RARE Architecture & Real Estate Photography.....................................29

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Sterling Tree & Lawn Service....................................................................29

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Tidewater Dock Building Co. Inc.............................................................23

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Xterra Tree Service....................................................................................17

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