Just in time for the PGA Championship at Valhalla is a review of the BirdieBall, a beautiful practice ball that you can play anywhere. Yes, you heard me right, ANYWHERE! Park, downtown, beach, rain forest, outer space, ancient ruins, ANYWHERE!
These things are fantastic, I took them up to the park and hit a few and they feel and hit just like a real golf ball. They only average 40 yards with irons and up to 65 with a driver (The record is 78 yards by long drive champion Mike Dobbyn) but get this, the ball flight is so satisfying that it feels like you hit it further.
Also, this short yardage is so beneficial because you’ll almost never lose a ball and can retrieve them with no effort practically. The ball also makes a really cool turbine sound when you hit really well and it’s a beautiful sound.
You can almost feel the sound of it when you hit it. I hit some shots in some deep grass and it really felt like I was playing out of the rough. I never though I’d be so happy to hit a ball out of the deep grass!
The ball spins, draws, and fades as well, no joke! I try hitting my ball and boom it curves to the right! It’s amazing. I also was able to try out the “Teleclub” and you’ll see it in the video below but it’s unbelievable.
It’s a golf club you can take you anywhere with no hassle. You can choose between a 7-iron or a pitching wedge (I have the 7-iron) and it can easily go in your suitcase with no problem at all.
You can also put it in a backpack as well although depending on the size of the backpack, it may stick out of the bag a little bit but it’s not a big issue because it still goes in! I took it to the park along with the BirdieBalls and it hits so beautifully, you wouldn’t think it’s portable.
Even when I took some hard shots and made divots, it still had no signs whatsoever of breaking. It was fantastic. You can also get a very beautiful StrikePad where you can hit iron shots without worrying about damaging certain grass such as the turf of a high school football field or damaging your club by hitting at a parking lot.
The StrikePad protects you from all of that and really adds to the experience. When you hit on the pad, it feels like you’re taking a divot although you aren’t. That’s realistic.
Now, you may be wondering, “How in the world can you put that thing that looks like a napkin ring on tee?”. Well, you can with the Velocity tee. It’s the shape of a wedge or little ramp and you put the ball on the top of it.
Teeing the BirdieBall up on that tee just give you the itch to just smash a shot with your driver since both the tee and ball are bigger targets! I know a lot of people including myself, always dreamt of golf being more portable.
I use to shoot hoops up at the local basketball court behind the elementary school and think “How come golf can’t be this portable?”. Well, with the combination of the BirdieBall and Teleclub, there’s no question that golf is a portable sport now.
Don’t have time or money to play the course? No problem, grab some of these wonderful golf balls and play wherever you want and you’ll still get the same beautiful scenery as on a golf course.
I say this because when you’re out there hitting golf balls, the whole world around you changes, you see things differently. The world’s your golf course and these balls are by far, the greatest practice balls of all-time.
Here’s a short video of me showing the ball and the Teleclub. Enjoy! Big thanks John Breaker, the creator of the Birdieball for letting me try them out and get a chance to show them to you! Also, leave your thoughts and comments below on this amazing invention and be sure to follow John @BirdieBallUSA and you can follow me as well @ChiGolfRadio!
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So, you want longer shots off the tee? Want to show off in front of your buddies out on the course? Want to show everyone the macho man that you are in your pursuit for world domination (Okay, maybe a tad too far)? Well my friend, I will tell you a couple of little juicy tips I learned from a former teacher of mine. So, first off, when you at the tee, be sure you’re up right in a good position and try not to bend over too much, instead, try to keep your straight, not completely straight but enough where you feel more balanced. Once you’re in position, make sure your head is aimed behind the tee and your left foot (Right foot if you’re left handed) is closest to the golf ball as illustrated in the above image of Rickie Fowler. This insures a smooth follow through which will generate more power off the tee. Next thing you want to do, and this is important, is to make sure when you first begin lifting the club up during your backswing, that your arms are straight out and then once you get to the top of the backswing, keep your left arm straight and right arm slightly bent, and this is also important for control players as well. This insures accuracy and pure impact on the ball.
Also, another thing of note on the backswing, make sure you take a nice and steady backswing, try not to go too fast as this will make your swing go off plane which could result in shanks and slices and hooks (How about that combo eh?) and we don’t want that unless of course it makes you feel like a ninja or a master samurai that’s king of hitting the ball in different directions. Here’s my favorite tip right here; during your follow through, try turning your hips first before turning your upper body for the swing. This is a powerful tip and it will help hit long shots because it’s as if your lower body is trying to pull your upper body to finish the swing and it’s a powerful kind of pull and this will most certainly improve your swing speed which is huge in trying to hit long shots off the tee. One final tip I’ll give, and this is for the golfers who want a higher trajectory in their swings. Before you swing, be sure to try to aim where the top half of the driver club face hits the bottom half of the golf ball while the bottom half of your driver club face is aiming at the tee. This will help increase to height of your shots and if the wind is in your favor then this is a great opportunity to add extra distance on your shot. So, I hope this helps you guys and if you’re still unsure, then feel free to email me with questions or you can check on YouTube where there are many excellent demonstrations on how to gain distance off the tee. On that note, I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Labor Day and enjoy this Sunday as well, great day to hit the golf course!
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Hey all, as we know, putting is the most important aspect of golf but is also one of the trickiest especially when you’re facing tough greens. Don’t you want to feel good after making a beautiful long putt as the ball rolls into the cup? Of course you do! Here are some basic things to know when on the greens. First off, and this is a no brainer, always try to read the greens to see where the slope is on the green so that way you get where you need to aim your putt. This doesn’t guarantee that you make the putt but you will likely get it close with the right amount if touch. Another thing I found out that was good is trying to take a shorter backswing on your putting stroke so this way, you don’t accidentally move your hands which will take your backswing off plane.
While taking this short backswing, make sure your follow through is longer since you had a shorter backswing and this will help on longer putts. This is why mallet looking putters have the line on the top of them to help you line up your putt and to keep your stroke on line on your follow through. Finally, it’s always a good strategy to aim past the hole because if you are just aiming directly at the hole, then you may hit it too soft, coming up short, after all, putting is a state of mind. When you aim past the hole then your mind will tell you to hit past the hole which will give you enough power to hit a putt that will roll right in the cup but aim just right behind the hole, not way past the hole.
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