How to read putting greens

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How to read putting greens?

So you got to the green in hopefully a few strokes. Now what? It''s time to read the green.

What does reading a putter green really mean. In a basic sense it is how an individual golfer determines the slope of the green and what effect it will have on the golf ball as it travels toward the target (the hole). This is also called the break of the putt. Determining the speed of the putting surface is crucial to determining which path our golf ball should take. The last factor is grain, which is the direction the grass is growing.

First - Reading the green starts before you get to the green. You should start reading the green as your approach it. This basic read will give you a general concept of slope and overall break on long putts.

Second - I call this the "standard read." Stand 2-4 feet behind the golf ball. Crouch down and look toward the hole. Analyze the slope and surface conditions between you and your target. A difficult but essential part of reading the green is visualizing. Having the ability to visualize the putt is key to making more putts. This comes with practice.

Third - Not essential, but many professionals will reverse this angle and look back at the golf ball from the opposite side. This should confirm what you saw from your first read of the green.

Last - Taking grain into the picture. If the grain runs across the line of your putt, termed a cross-grain putt, the ball may drift toward the down-grain side as it slows down. Likewise if the grain side is at you, the putt will be slow. Whereas if the grain side is toward the hole, the putt will be fast.

Reading greens is a skill and it the only way to get better is to play more golf. So get out there play and start visualizing making more putts now!

I hope this guide on "how to read putting greens" helps you play better!

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Beginner’s Guide to Golf: How Far Should I Hit Each Golf Club?

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Are you new to golf? You’ve come to the right place. At BombTech Golf, we specialize in creating golf drivers specifically designed for beginners who want to find enjoyment and entertainment while playing. 

One of the most common questions I am asked is "How far should a beginner hit a driver?" 

So, how far are you supposed to hit each golf club? Should you consult a swing speed chart before looking to buy a 7 iron for sale? While there is no clear answer, this beginner golf driver guide can help you understand your distances better. Read on. 

A guide to beginner golf driver distance  

There are many factors that can affect how far you should hit each golf club. These factors include the type of golf clubs you are using, golf balls, the playing conditions, your physical ability, and natural swing speed.

Wide variation in golfers distances

Distances between golfers will vary greatly. One golfer's 8-iron distance could be another golfer's 6-iron distance and so forth. But this does not mean that it is the wrong golf club for the distance. I often see golfer's that try to hit a certain club because they think that's what they should hit for that distance. It is vital to understand that there is NO WRONG CLUB DISTANCE, there is only your distance.

How do I find my golf yardages?

When you start playing, you will quickly get an idea of whether you are a long hitter or short hitter simply by playing. As you play more, your yardages will likely change. Being a long hitter doesn't necessarily mean you will shoot lower scores. Hitting it straight and hitting greens in regulation will help you score better.

What is the average distance for each golf club?

Not all golf clubs produce the same distances. In fact, there are several factors that influence the total distance a club can achieve. These include: 


Different club faces have different unique angles. The steeper this angle, the more loft the club will be able to achieve. Drivers, for instance, are specifically designed to have great distance, with club faces that create an almost straight angle on both sides, resulting in a lower loft. Pitching wedges, on the other hand, have more pronounced angles that produce higher lofts. 

Swing speed 

The speed of your swing is an important factor in achieving greater distances. The higher your swing speed is, the more distance you will achieve. In fact, your distance can be increased by as much as three yards for each additional 1mph of swing speed. 

For example, when looking to purchase a 7 iron for sale, you should first take a look at a swing speed chart and see how your swing affects the distance you want to achieve and buy your iron accordingly. 


Your total distance will also depend on the type of club you use as well as your gender. In general, males are able to swing their clubs faster than females, hitting the ball to greater distances. However, women can achieve fantastic distances too, sometimes hitting even farther than men. 

Weather conditions

Strong wind can greatly affect the distances you are able to achieve with your club. What’s more, golf balls also tend to travel less distance in colder weather due to the fact that cold air creates more friction than warm air. Also, if your club and ball are cold, the transfer of energy between them will be less efficient, resulting in lower ball speed. 

Estimated beginner driver golf club distance chart

The yardages listed in the chart below show a range for average amateurs, both male and female. As you'll see, the ranges are quite large and represent short hitters, mid hitters, and long hitters. This is just to give you a rough concept of distances for each club.

For a more detailed overview, it's always best to consult a swing speed chart, especially when looking to purchase individual clubs, for example a quality 7 iron available for sale. 

Club Men Women
Driver 200-240-280 160-185-210
3-wood 180-225-245 125-150-180
5-wood 170-195-220 105-135-170
2-iron 170-195-215 105-135-170
3-iron 160-180-205 100-125-160
4-iron 150-170-195 90-120-150
5-iron 140-160-180 80-110-140
6-iron 130-150-170 70-100-130
7-iron 120-140-160 65-90-120
8-iron 110-130-150 60-80-110
9-iron 95-115-140 55-70-95
PW 80-105-135 50-60-80
SW 60-80-105 40-50-60

Should a beginner golfer use a driver?

While you don’t have to use a driver to play golf as a beginner, having the right driver can give you a whole host of benefits if you’re just starting out. Drivers that are designed to be optimally forgiving for amateurs allow for greater loft and increased accuracy even in the case of mis-hits. 

Unfortunately, many beginner golfers tend to choose drivers that are far beyond their skill level, opting for the most expensive and high-end model. This is a mistake as these drivers are not nearly as forgiving as they should be for amateurs. Playing with an advanced driver will inevitably result in a greater number of mistakes which may greatly discourage and demotivate a beginner. 

What is the best golf driver for distance?

While there is no single beginner golf driver that is recommended for distance, there are drivers that are carefully designed to help amateurs find their own style of play. For example, the design of our new and improved Grenade 2 golf driver provides beginner golfers with consistency and confidence as it is meant to be accurate and forgiving, as well as extremely easy to hit. 

According to numerous beginner golf driver reviews of Grenade 2, it has great distance and allows amateurs to quickly find their own yardages. The driver also boasts an aerodynamic design which greatly reduces drag and breaks up the airflow, giving you more speed no matter what your swing style may be. 

Find confidence with the best golf driver for beginners in 2020

If you’re just starting to get into golf, finding a driver that is designed with beginners in mind can give you a great head start. At BombTech Golf, we offer premium quality clubs that both look and feel good in addition to providing great performance. 

We are so confident in the value and quality of our drivers that we offer a 60-day money-back guarantee to all of our customers. If you don’t like your new driver, just send it back, and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked. We also boast a secure payment system that protects your card information using encrypted SSL security.

Instead of worrying about what drivers senior golfers use or what your friends hit, just play your distances and you will play better and score lower. As you improve you may gain distance and will have to reevaluate which clubs are best for YOUR distances. Practice and play your game!

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Bent left arm for longer drives

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Bent left arm for longer drives?

How many times have you been told to keep your left arm straight? But does it help you hit longer drives?

The answer, maybe. A straight left arm is thought to increase the width of your swing, which creates a larger arc resulting in higher club head speeds. This all sounds like a good thing, but many golfer’s tend to lock their left arm which creates tension that will slow your swing speed down.

So what would happen with a bent left arm?

I went to the range to find out. Similar to lifting your left foot, you should only bend your left arm when you have maxed out your natural flexibility. For me, I tried bending my left arm when I was slightly past a ¾ swing. Because to be honest, I am not that flexible.

I took 6 swings with a straight left arm and 6 swings with a bent left arm. The results in swing speeds were as anticipated. Club head speeds with a slight left arm bend increased by 1-3 mph depending on the swing. As a general rule, 1mph = 3 yards. Many factors effect overall distance, but this will give you an idea of how much distance you can gain based on club head speed.

I say anticipated, because I have done similar testing in the past and found that a slightly bent left arm allowed me to relax tension in my arms. This allowed me to swing fast and freely. Because you can’t swing fast without swinging loose.

Remember, don’t make your left arm bend, but allow your left arm to bend. This mindset and a relaxed arm state will allow you to generate slightly higher club head speeds without hitting the gym.

Have fun and hit longer drives!

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How to paint fill your golf clubs

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How to paint fill your golf clubs?

Golf club customization is becoming more popular and a number of companies have started offering custom paint fill colors. These is a very quick and short tutorial of how to do it yourself.

Paint filling your golf clubs is a fairly east task if you have the right equipment and proper preparation.

This is what you will need to paint fill your golf clubs

- Acetone

- Paper towels

- Acrylic or enamel paints designed for metal applications - Testors and Tree House brands work well and can be purchased at most craft stores.

- An appropriate sized paint brush. Smaller details require a finer brush and larger details require a wider brush.

Now that you have the proper equipment to paint fill your golf clubs, we can begin.

First, grab your golf club you are looking to paint fill. Determine which area you would like to paint fill. Soak your paper towel or cotton swab with acetone. Rub your acetone treated paper towel over the current paint you are looking to remove. Move back and forth and in circles in order to remove the existing paint. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP! Make sure you remove all of the paint and that you let the metal surface dry sufficiently. Fast drying acetone work quickly (less than a minute usually).

Now that the existing paint fill is gone. Simply brush on your new paint. Be as careful as you can not to fill in other areas you don't want to paint fill. Once your intended areas are filled with paint, carefully remove any excess with the paper towel.

Let dry for 1 day minimum. Full cure on most paints is up to 7 days!

And your done.

Paint filling your golf clubs shouldn't be tough. I hope this short how to guide was helpful!

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How many golf drivers is too many?

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New golf drivers - How many is too many?

As a golf driver manufacturer, I sometimes wonder what is the real motivation behind all the new golf drivers being released. Some of the big brands have gone as far as releasing a new golf driver models ever 3 months. I have been contacted by many consumers and asked why are the big brands releasing so many models in one year.

Money....Golf is a business and the big brands understand that if they release new product, whether it is truly better or different will cause some increase in sales. But at some point, I think that point has already been hit. It will have a negative effect and the consumer or golfer will see it as what it may be..a Gimmick, where no real material or design advantage exists.

The reason we all want newest, latest and greatest is because it should perform better. A few big companies have fought this by releasing new models once a year or once every 2 years and it may go unnoticed.

The Goal or objective should be more simplified. If its better, release it. If not forget about it!

What do you think about New Golf Drivers coming to market?

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