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Time to Search for the ball

RULES TIP by BEN DONEY – Time to Search for the Ball

???? It is 3 minutes – NOT 5 minutes.

???? Although you may want/need 5 mins to find your ball, new rules dictate that this is not the case. 3 mins is the maximum amount of time allowed. ????????????

????️‍♂️???? BEN DONEY is a PGA Professional with over 25 years of experience in the golf industry, former PGA Tour Rules Official and Fox Sports Golf Show presenter for over 18 years providing rules tips and golf instruction.

 

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Practicing on the Green

RULES TIP by BEN DONEY – Practicing on The Green

???? You can make practice strokes next to your ball on a putting green without fear.
???? If you accidentally hit your ball on the green with a practice stroke, causing it to move, there is no penalty. Just put it back and play on! ????

????️‍♂️???? BEN DONEY is a PGA Professional with over 25 years of experience in the golf industry, former PGA Tour Rules Official and Fox Sports Golf Show presenter for over 18 years providing rules tips and golf instruction.

 

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Alignment

 

GOLF TIP – Ingraining ALIGNMENT into your game

“It goes without saying that it is no good having a perfect set-up, perfect grip and perfect golf swing if the whole thing is misaligned. It sounds obvious but many players simply do not spend enough time getting themselves on target.” ~ Nick Faldo ~

???? At the RANGE, check the position of your feet, knees, hips and shoulders, using clubs or alignment sticks
???? Ask a friend to stand behind you as you hit balls and CHECK your hips and shoulders. These are tough to check yourself!
???? Stand behind the ball, look at your TARGET, pick a leaf or mark a few feet in front of the golf ball, on your ball-to-target line. Adjust your feet, hips and shoulders so they are parallel to this line.
???? Practice this routine. This can then become part of your PRE SHOT routine on the course.

Get in the game!