Is playing golf in summer good for health?

Let’s protect our health with healthy, scientific and rational habits to play golf that really bring not only fun and passion but also help us improve our health and fitness. Let’s learn about methods that can help you maintain your health.

The scorching heat that comes very early in the early summer seems to be finding the secret to exhausting most golfers on every golf course. A cold water bottle or a sports water bottle would be the best way to refresh?

With the hot, humid weather of a country with a tropical, monsoon climate, golfers can lose about 2 liters of water in just 1 hour. If the amount of water lost is not compensated, the body will fall into a state of thirst, dehydration and affect most cardiovascular and muscular systems. Choosing the right drink and amount of extra water is important to protect the health of every golfer during the summer months. See how nutritionists recommend golfers.

Before the round

Drink about ½ quart of water before meals. Drinks can be mineral water, sports drinks or fruit juice. Meals need to be conducted 2-3 hours before playing. Drink about ¼ liter of water 10-20 minutes immediately before going to the golf course.

In the round

Need to maintain drinking water throughout the game. One of the most sensible ways is to drink little by little while getting to the tee position of a new hole. Water requirements are not entirely the same among individuals. Therefore, the advice of experts is that we should compare body weight before and after playing and monitor the amount of water consumed in a round to determine the amount of water needed for the body. The use of sports drinks containing carbohydrates and electrolytes is most reasonable. According to calculations by experts, each bottle of sports water will provide the body with 200 calories from the sugar contained in the composition of drinking water. Therefore, golfers who are in the process of training to lose weight need to dilute this drink with water to reduce the amount of calories that can cause weight improvement.

After the round

Golfers should be conscious of completely refreshing themselves within 2 hours after the end of the round. Drink carbohydrate-containing beverages to balance your body’s energy, electrolytes to quench thirst more quickly, and have protein to repair and reduce muscle fatigue.

Do we need to drink and not to drink?

Drinks containing 6-8% carbohydrates and electrolytes are good choices for golfers to protect themselves against summer thirst. The perfect cold for these drinks is 10-15 degrees Celsius.

Drinks that stimulate urination or are less likely to retain water, such as those containing coffee and alcohol, should be avoided.

Finally, fruit is also an important supplemental solution for most golfers when playing in the summer heat. Fruit contains natural sugars, vitamins and minerals that are essential for the body. Fruit juices will bring quicker replenishment of energy.

There are still many rounds of golf waiting for us all over the summer. Let’s protect our health with healthy, scientific and reasonable habits to play golf, which not only bring joy and passion but also help us to increase our health and fitness.

Basic golf technique guide for new golfer (Part 2)

Guide swing with driver sticks

Instructions on how to place the ball correctly: place the ball on the tee, adjust the ball on the top of the club.

+ Preparing posture: Place the ball opposite the big toe of your left leg, your legs spread wide enough, your upper body tilted backward to form a line with the left leg. You put the ball on the tee and best of all, feel like you’re trying to hit it straight up into the sky.

+ Stopping: to take a strong driver stroke, move the weight back to your foot after putting the club up. Your hips and shoulders lift the rotation of the stick and you see the weight put on your right foot.

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+ Downswing: the process of accumulating energy and using power for the stroke. Put your weight from your right foot to your left heel and move your hips while keeping your head in the same position. This is very important for a proper driver strike. When weight is put on the left foot and the right elbow hits the hip, it is time to put all the stored energy. Drill the club too early until the right elbow hits the hip, which saves you a lot of energy.

+ Polishing: the process of straightening the elbows and releasing the wrists. The blow is almost completely released. When touching the ball, pay attention to keep your head back to make sure your shot is up and away. Once you’ve kept the right angle and you can exert all of your reserve energy when lowering the club, you will have a precise driver stroke.

Imagine our swing is like the rotation of a Compa. The head and the spine and the head are straight, the handle and hips rotate into a rotation of Compa. If you do so, you have a perfect Swing round already.

Not stopping there, on the golf course there are many pitfalls that you must overcome to conquer the hole, conquer yourself. 

Take a look at the most anticipated golf tournaments in 2020

Recently, PGA Tour announced 49 tournaments in the 2019-2020 schedule. However, only big tournaments and famous golfers are attracted by many fans and look forward to every day, every hour to see the perfect shots of professional golfers.

Here is information about 4 major tournaments that are very interested in the golf community:

1. The Masters Tournament – Augusta National (April 9-12)

The Masters is a golf tournament that takes place every April. It is one of the four largest and most prestigious golf tournaments in the world. The Masters World Golf Tournament first took place in 1934 at the Augusta National Course in Georgia, where the tournament is still held.

With a total prize of up to 9 million USD this will certainly be the tournament with the highest prize and the most expected golfer of the year.

At the 84th Masters, Tiger Woods will return as defending champion with 5 Green Jackets. The question is whether he can catch the legendary Jack Niclaus with 6 champions at this difficult event. Convinced that with his explosions this year, 2020 will be a season to be expected.

2. PGA Championship (May 14-17)

PGA Championship 2020 will be the second time this major will take second place in the schedule of the PGA Tour. This is an annual tournament of the American Professional Golf Association and is held only in the United States. The prize of this tournament is up to 8 million USD of PGA Tour, European Tour and Japan Golf Tour.

To qualify for this tournament golfer must be in the ranking from 1 to 100 in the world golf rankings and golfers who have won PGA system in previous years will have the right to participate in the tournament next year. Especially, a champion golf world  PGA Championship are invited to compete in the next 5 years and are exempt from qualifying for a lifetime for this tournament.

The event will take place at TPC Harding Park golf course in San Francisco. This is the venue for 2 WGC events (2005, 2015), President Cup (2009) and 3 PGA Champions Tour Charles Schwab Championships (2010, 2011, 2013) and this year will be the first to host a major.

3. US Open (June 18-21)

The US Open world golf tournament is organized by the American golf association from June 18-21. This is the second of four major tournaments in the world golf village and also the official schedule of both European Tour and PGA Tour.

The US Open 2020 golf tournament will return with Winged Foot, Mamaroneck. This golf course was put into operation in June 1923. With this history, Winged Foot has had many times hosting big tournaments including: US Open 1929, PGA Championship 1997, 2 seasons US Women’s Opens, 4 USGA events, 2 US Amateurs seasons and 1 PGA season Tour Champions.

4. The British Open (July 16-19)

This is the oldest golf tournament in the four major majors of the first professional golf world held on 17/10/1860.

According to the announcement, The 149th The Open will take place at Royal St. George’s, Sandwich, Kent, England. The last time the tournament was held here was in 2011 when Darren Clarke won the Claret Jug and became the “Golfer of the year”.

Currently, The Open Championship has 156 leading professional golfers participating in the world together with amateur champions. The remaining opportunity to participate will be given to golfers both amateur and professional with outstanding achievements in qualifying.

Top 10 Golfer Used To Be A Football Player

1. JIMMY BULLARD

The career of former Hull City striker may not be as famous as golf. He came to golf while away from the pitch to treat injuries. Born in England but his mother was German, Jimmy had been called up to Germany before the 2006 World Cup and England prepared for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers in 2013 and participated in several tournaments in the European Tour system.

2. ANDREI SCHEVCHENKO

The former captain of Ukraine and AC Milan club switched to professional play in 2013, he used to play in the Challenge Tour system (second place of the European Tour).

3. ALAN HANSEN

BLV sports, former Liverpool club star and Scottish football team used to play for the Scottish young golf team. Before he started playing for Liverpool in 1977, his HDC was 2. His lowest HDC was 1.7 (in 2001).

4. DWIGHT YORKE

The former Tinidad striker has been passionate about golf since he was at Aston Villa before retiring. The person who brought him to the sport was his club colleague, Dean Saunders.

5. JAMIE REDKNAPP

Former Liverpool club Redknapp star is also a good golfer. His best friends are golfers Lee Westwood and Luke Donald.

6. GARY LINEKER

He is one of Britain’s most versatile sports figures. A former football player, a good sports commentator, he was also an excellent golfer. Perhaps that’s why he was invited by the BBC to be a golf columnist.

7. MATT LE TISSIER

Nicknamed Le God, the former captain of Southampton and England is an excellent golfer. He rarely missed the Pro-Am round in major tournaments.

8. ALAN SHEARER

The once famous striker of English football now also achieved much success on the golf course. Along with Lee Dixon and Gary Lineker are also commentators regularly appear on the program “Match of the Day”. He is also the founder and organizer of a charity golf tournament at Close House, Northumberland.

9. TEDDY SHERINGHAM

After the end of his 25-year career playing football, the former Manchester United striker and England switched to playing golf. His regular friends are Alan Shearer and Michael Owen. Teddy currently has a handicap of 8.

10. DAVID PLATT

The former England international and assistant to Manchester City has also run a Major Golf event hosting company since 2009. Platt has helped Dwight Yorke to host tournaments in his home town of Trinidad.

Things not everyone knows about the oldest golf tournament in history

The Open Championship The “Open Championship” also known as The Open or British Open is the oldest tournament of professional golf. Since when has this tournament been special? Let’s find out in this article!

History of The Open Championship

The first Open Championship took place on October 17, 1860 at Prestwick Golf Club, Scotland, United Kingdom. The tournament is always held in the UK and is the only major outside the US.

The tournament is organized in the form of a links course, which is also a unique feature of this tournament. The yard adjacent to the beach along with severe weather conditions often presents many challenges for golfers.

The first tournament attracted eight professional golfers. The tournament takes place in three rounds of Prestwick’s 12-hole golf course in a single day.

Initially, the prize for the champion of the tournament was Challenge Belt, a belt made of leather with silver buckle.

  1. Competition format

The Open is a 72-hole stroke-play golf tournament that takes place in four days, from Thursday to Sunday. Since 1979 the tournament takes place on the 6th and 3rd of July.

Currently, the tournament has 156 golfers participating, mainly the world’s top professional golfers along with the champions of amateur tournaments. The remaining slots are given to golfers, both amateur and professional, who have a good record of qualifying.

After 36 holes, the organizers will eliminate the golfer so that only 70 leading (including those equal to the achievements of the last in the group) will play the remaining 36 holes at the weekend.

If after 72 holes there is no identification of the champion, the golfer will enter the 4-hole playoff series to calculate the total achievement. In case of a tie, golfers enter the series directly until they find the champion.

 3. Things to know when you come to The Open

Thousands of seats for free

In the golf course, there are thousands of free seats arranged for the audience including green hole 18 and the training ground for the audience to use and enjoy golf. In addition, there are many electronic tables on the field to continuously update the live score.

In addition, the area reserved for spectators also serves food, play areas for children and large screens so the audience does not miss any moment of the competition.

Free tickets for children

This policy aims to inspire golf for successive generations. So The Open allows children to enter the yard for free, helping the whole family can enjoy memorable moments together.

Full service

There are a food and drink area around the golf course with local, healthy foods that give the audience a variety of options.

Here, audiences can also buy The Open’s souvenirs at the stalls. These items will be refunded VAT at the airport.

Basic golf technique guide for the new golfer (Part 1)

For new golfers, reading the basic golf technical guidelines is a necessity to take the first steps in practicing this sport. Then you learn the more advanced golfing techniques.

The first is the standing posture and how to hold the golf club

For a good shot we will start with the right club. This may seem simple, but many people still hold the golf club in a forced and improper way. 

First, start by placing the cross-stick on the fingers of your left hand. Your hand should naturally hang around the stick, the thumb and forefinger should form a V shape. The letter V is aligned with the left shoulder, the logo is printed on the stick and the clubface – Your right hand is also set exactly the same way but on the opposite side. Once you’ve finished your grip posture, you should check the following: holding the club naturally, the V held by the two hands should have a pointed point pointing down the handle, when you look down at your left hand, you will see 2 joints of the fingers emerging, your grip just enough force to control the stick.

Holding the club properly will make it easier for you to rotate the clubface perpendicular to the ball and hit the ball correctly.

Usually the new golfers often choose swing with iron number 7. This is the most popular and easy to handle should be often selected to practice golf. After mastering the swing movements will switch to practicing Driver sticks. The most difficult stick in the golf clubs of every golfer.

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Familiarize yourself with Swing: 

Golf is a sport that is not only about strength but requires flexibility and ingenuity of the body. So the swing in golf is also quite unique unlike normal sports. You will find that doing the right thing and hitting the ball is not easy. When starting to play you should perform the correct posture and basic techniques. If possible, you should ask a professional instructor professionally from the beginning.

It is possible that during the early days, your body may feel uncomfortable and aching in some muscle groups. However, after regular exercise, your body will adjust gradually and do not feel pain anymore.

The 5 most famous golf players in the world today

In the golf sports industry, no one is unaware of the names of these 5 golf players. Their popularity and success bring them many awards and lucrative advertising deals or projects.

 Let’s construct a golf course to score famous names of the 5 most impressive fairies in the golf village.

Dustin Johnson

Golfer was born in 1984 in America, Dustin Johnson is a professional athlete in the American golf village. At the moment, he is ranked as the world’s No. 1 golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking.



Currently, Dustin Johnson has played for the PGA Tour – this is the golf tournament with the highest prize in the world. At the PGA Tour tournament, Dustin Johnson has always been one of the best 5 golfers in 10 years from 2006 to 2017. Which led 1 time in 2015.

At the international level, Dustin Johnson has also won many important awards such as winning the US Open. US Open or 5 times World Golf Championship.

Jason Day

Jason Day was born in 1987, Australian athlete currently playing at the PGA Tour. The achievements that Jason Day received during his golf playing include:

June 2011 entered the Top 10 in the world golf rankings after winning the second prize at the US Open.

September 2015, Champion of major PGA Championship.

Achieved a record of 20 strokes at another major tournament. Not only that, Jason Day has won the WGC World Golf Championship twice.

Tiger Woods

The list of 5 most famous golfers in the world cannot help but mention Tiger Woods. Golfer born in 1975 is one of the most famous golfers of all time. He has been one of the world’s most profitable athletes for many years.

Ever since high school, he had a successful amateur golf career. By the age of 20, he will move completely to professional golf. Achieving 3 PGA Tour and major Masters 1997 awards. And ranked first in the world golf rankings after less than 1 year of playing professional golf.

Not only that, he has occupied this position for a total of 683 weeks, more than anyone else. Tiger Woods has won a total of 18 major awards.

Henrik Stenson

Henrik Olof Stenson (b. 1976) is a Swedish professional golfer, playing at both the PGA Tour and the European Tour (European tour). He was the first Swede to win a male major. And got a record score of -20 in the Open Championship 2016 (equal to Jason Day in 2015).

Jordan Spieth

America is the cradle that produces many of the youngest and most talented golfers. And Jordan Spieth is also a name that many people mention when he once ranked No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking table and has won 3 major awards so far.

Not only that, the golfer born in 1993 also made the list of “100 Most Influential People in the World”. Because in addition to being a world-class golfer, he is also a philanthropist in programs to help disabled children, military families and spread golf more widely.

Interesting things about the oldest golf tournament in the world

Considered the oldest golf tournament in the world, the British Open will take place from 18 to 21 of July in Muirfield, Scotland.

This is the 142nd year, the British Open takes place and is one of the 4 major awards of the year, besides The Masters and the US Open that started earlier and finally the PGA Championship.

Here are some features of the British Open.

Yard length: 7,192 yards

Par: 36-35-71

Number of golfers participating: 156 (149 professional, 7 amateur).

Total prize money: £ 5.25 million (about 7.82 million USD).

Prize money for the golfer: 954,000 pounds (about 1.4 million USD).

2012: Ernie Els passed 6 separate strokes in the final round to achieve a 2-stroke score and win the championship. Of course, Els’ success was also helped by Adam Scott when the Australian golfer lost the advantage of leading four strokes in the last four holes. While Els made a birdie at a distance of 15m in the last hole, Scott closed the third round with 4 bogeys. Els became the sixth golfer to win both the British Open and US Open several times. Others have Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino and Tiger Woods.

Golf course: Muirfield is a private golf course near the sea, located in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. This is one of the rotating pitches used for the Open Championship, of which the most recent was in 2002 when Els was the champion.

The Story of Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods has now spent 5 years since the last time he won a major.

House of Legends: Every British Open champion in Muirfield after World War II is named to the House of Legends.

Memorable Facts: The British Open is the only major tournament without a champion in the top 10 in the world for more than 5 years.

Best quote: “For some reason, the greatest golfer usually plays very well there.” – Lee Trevino talked about Muirfield.

5 things to know for new golfers

Golf is a high-class recreational sport which is becoming increasingly popular and loved by many people. In particular, for many people who want to play golf but do not know how to start, listen to the sharing and advice of experts!

1. Take a golf course

Do not play golf your own way without understanding the subject. If you are new to golf, you should take a basic course for specific instructions about the rules of the game as well as how to play and calculate points. Because golf is a difficult subject to study because of which many terms and techniques are difficult to implement.

Being a professional golf instructor will help you quickly understand the problem and reduce the time to get acquainted with golf. If not, you can also learn and supplement this knowledge through books, Internet,…

2. Don’t skip golf putt

Many people become too focused on Driving Golf, the area where the ball is turned, but the Putt is forgotten. Putt is also known as putting the ball. In the case the ball is in the green, the player often uses this putt technique to put the ball into the hole.

Although this is a basic and seemingly simple golf technique, it requires players to have ingenuity and calm. If you have the perfect golf putt technique, you have a 50% chance of scoring.

3. Focus on how to hold the staff

The hand is the only part that is in contact with the golf club, so it is extremely important to hold the staff properly. According to experts, there are three main ways of holding the staff: cross-holding, overlapping with Vardon and holding like a baseball bat. You can ask an expert to find the most convenient for you.

To get used to the grip, players must practice for at least a few months. Sometimes even long-time players hold the wrong club, causing the ball to go in the wrong direction. Therefore, it is a habit to hold the club even when not hitting the ball.

4. Train in the driving range

The driving range not only facilitates players to push the ball without worrying about picking up, but is also a great area to receive a lot of helpful advice and advice.

There are many golf courses that allow players to play ball in the free driving range so players can practice in this area as a place to reduce stress.

5. Prepare carefully for a golf match

A golf game can last up to 4 hours. Therefore, in addition to the necessary golf equipment, players need to prepare good physical strength and other personal applications such as drinking water, snacks, pens to mark points.

8 reasons why rich people play Golf

1. Feeling of the good days are still ahead

Very few rich people are in their prime. Luckily for them, golf is a game that requires more sensation and skills than fitness, so people can still achieve good results when playing this subject in their 50s and 60s.

2. Challenges when participating in the game

In golf, a player’s competitive advantage is technology and experience – things that rich people can have. If he could afford to pay for lessons, equipment, and practice for hours on the field, a rich person could outperform a younger inexperienced player.

3. Play safe

Unlike cycling or skiing (other sports that rich people choose to join), the probability of getting hurt while playing golf is extremely low.

4. Players compete with themselves

In Golf, there is no direct opponent that tries to prevent players from doing what they want to do, but players need first efforts to surpass themselves.

5. Occasionally there are great shots

A 60-year-old and no need to be a sports star can still hit a hole-in-one and have achievements to show off to rich friends.

6. Orthodox sport

Rich people are often concerned with quality and orthodox activities – they are less concerned with excellence in unimportant activities. Golf is the sport that is always on the front page of ESPN, sponsored by Rolex, has athletes worth millions of dollars, and is accompanied by major sports brands (Nike, Adidas) and here is a mainstream sport. There are not many other sports options for the rich but orthodox, safe, have values ​​that they can boast, and have the opportunity to excel.

7. Many challenges

Many rich people become rich because they have done the impossible in their careers. Golf, with its swinging options, the risks it has to accept and the results that can be achieved, makes it a game that challenges both physically, physically and emotionally.

8. Convenient in practice

The rich often have a busy schedule, but with golf, they don’t need to have friends to play with, and don’t need to drive to a far place, just look for a workout place near their accommodation or work. You can practice right away, even at the end of a busy working day.