Why is golf attractive to football players? (Part 3)

Among English players, Wayne Rooney has emerged as a star, both on the football field as well as on the golf course. Rooney used to own a membership card of Queenwood Club, London, one of the most expensive clubs in Europe, 200,000 pounds / year.

Rooney met and became a close friend of Rory McIlroy. Besides Rooney, MU’s current team still has many outstanding golfers such as Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans, Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, James Wilson … Considering football-golf club, MU is probably not prime.

One of the first English players to turn to professional golf was Julian Dicks. At the age of 29, the former West Ham player retired from the field in 2002 after suffering a leg injury determined to pursue his golf career, but after a few years the Dicks had to give up soon due to similar injuries and back to football on coaching roles.

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Welsh star and Real Madrid club, Gareth Bale is also considered a top player in the world of footballers. Bale was so engrossed in golf that he was injured before the Real club’s mortal matches. At Celebrity Cup 2015, Bale and teammate Rob Brydon won the opponent to bring home the championship trophy for the Welsh team.

Real club teammate Christiano Ronaldo is also a golf enthusiast. The Portuguese also often appeared at training courses and golf courses when he was not playing.

In Germany, Bayer Munich star Thomas Muller is also emerging as a golfer with great potential, so much so that Germany’s current number one golfer, Martin Kaymer commented: “He has the qualities of a good golfer and can fully pursue professional golf in the future”.

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But the players – the golfer mentioned above cannot help but be jealous of his colleague Carlos Tevez when he saw the Argentine player participate in the world’s oldest major, The Open 2012. Although at this tournament Tevez only played the caddy role for fellow Andres Romeo.

Why is golf attractive to football players? (Part 2)

Why do players love GOLF?

The goals of golf players are quite different. Perhaps the joy of golf comes from the calm, serene spirit, and tranquil environment that the golf course brings.

According to experts, most of the players have the natural qualities to become good golfers. This is the most popular sport not only for the players but also for the coaches because golf is considered one of the relatively safe sports.

Some soccer clubs encourage players to play golf instead of tennis to minimize the risk of injury. Players have free space, while also helping the players to train their spirit before the pressure of antagonistic matches like soccer.

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In Italy, there is also an annual golf championship for players or the team The Westwoods Cup like the Ryder Cup for players around the world.

Especially in England, there are many tournaments for players such as: the annual charity tournament called Manchester Unted Foundation Golf, a former member of the club. This tournament was born in 2010 and Wayne Rooney is the most champion, twice.

The Red Devils of English football are MU and Liverpool, who are unbelievable opponents who continue to pioneer at the golf course. These two clubs last year launched a charity tournament called The Busby Shankly Cup that brings together the legends of the two clubs. The first time the tournament took place at Mere Golf Club, Cheshire region in September 2015.

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For golfers who love golf, when they retire, they spend more time on golf while playing, now they have more time to enjoy life. Some players usually play 5 times a week.

Speaking of the golf movement among professional players, people often think of England. Indeed, English Premier League clubs have the oldest golf tradition, more than any other country. The most prominent of these are the players from the golf hometown.

Why is golf attractive to football players? (Part 1)

In the 1950s and 60s of the last century, the football world saw great golfers like British players such as Bob Paisley, Alf Ramsey, and legendary “Flying Dutch”, Johan Cruff and many more. European players at that time.

However, in 1966, the golf sport really brought a turning point in the football world. Two days before the World Cup semi-final between the English and Portuguese football teams, instead of banning camp to focus on training, then England coach Alf Ramsey decided to bring his students to Finchley Golf Club in the north of London… play golf to relax.

Immediately, the media of the Mist rose up, a series of articles attacked Alf Ramsey to lash out this unique way of holding troops.

But then, “Three Lions” won against the Portuguese with a score of 2-1 and subdued Germany in the final to bring England to the top of the world for the first time. As a result, the attitudes of the media, football managers have changed completely, at that time the football management world viewed golf with more respectful eyes.

Golf started to explode and became a popular sport among footballers and managers alike. The golf culture has been around since then in soccer.

Today, the Premier League is a tournament that brings together more stars playing and passionate about golf than any other tournament. The golf courses in the UK are flooded with digital shorts golers of many nationalities competing in the Premier League.

Although there are many players in other European championships such as France, Italy and the Netherlands regularly play golf, when they come to England to play football, they are soon more strongly attracted to the culture. Golf of the Land of the Mist.

Player Andriy Shevchenko, after moving to Chelsea club from AC Milan, soon found a new joy in golf after training and playing. The Ukrainian striker also bought a house and membership card at Wentworth Golf Club. At the same time, this striker also owns a membership card of Wisley Golf Club, the second most famous golf club in London.

After retiring from football in 2012, Andriy Shevchenko immediately focused on golf. In 2013, he announced his transition to professional competition, competing in the Challenge Tour system (second place of the European Tour). Shevchenko’s Handicap is +2, the best of any foreign player ever to play in England.

Meanwhile, the office of Fabio Capello when the coach “Three Lions” also had a putting green system to satisfy his golf craze. Therefore, at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, only England was allowed by the coach to release camp to play golf.

And new Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho, although not playing golf, but during his time working in England he also has a special affection for golf. Even so, he immediately agreed when he was invited to be the Ambassador of the 2018 Ryder Cup, the world’s most prestigious team cup to be held in his hometown of Portugal for the first time.

The British press also revealed an interesting information, while still leading Chelsea, at the end of 2015, Mourinho was said to have met the world’s No. 1 golfer at that time, Jordan Spieth, offered a contract worth £ 50 million. to convince the American golfer to quit golf and switch to play football at Stamford Bridge Club. Of course everyone knows, Mourinho is just the person to convey the request of the Russian boss, Chelsea club president, Roman abramovich.

Outraged for no reason, the former No. 1 in the world of golf quietly quit!

When expressing his desire to attend a small tournament, the former No. 1 in the world of golf has been criticized by mediocre opponents for dirty eating, competition for places and bonuses for the poor.

PGA Tour told Vijay Singh, the former No. 1 golf world champion, decided not to attend the Korn Ferry Tour (KFT), after being unjustly abused. This year, 57 years old, the Fijian golfer has won three major tournaments in 34 titles at the PGA Tour.

About a month ago, he signed up to attend KFT Challenge at TPC Sawgrass of Florida from 11-14 June. But after Singh was criticized, the organizer confirmed that no further information was received from him.

Not only is he a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Singh is also a lifetime member of the PGA Tour. This position gives him the right to attend every KFT tournament for the week without his major tournament. 

This time, probably because of the COVID-19 pandemic affecting his performance, Singh chose to attend KFT while there was also a PGA Tour event taking place at the same time after being postponed from March. 

The golfer’s decision to earn more than $ 71 million (1,653 billion dong) caused a meddling golfer, Brady Schnell, to accuse Singh of being selfish, dirty, competing for the poor in need of money and scores. 

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However, the rest of the golf world, including Phil Mickelson winning five major tournaments, has defended the Fiji general. The reason is simple: With the benefits that the PGA Tour is for lifetime members, Singh is allowed to compete at KFT anytime, anywhere.

After realizing the problem, Schnell apologized and deleted the criticism on social networks. However, this unnecessary scandal seems to have made Singh lose interest in KFT.

5 things that new golfers should know

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.

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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 putting 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.

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4. Train in the driving range

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

There are many golf courses that allow players to play ball in the free driving range so players can fully 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.

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.

What to do when a golf club breaks during a competition

Unlike you playing golf with home golf equipment such as golf net frame, golf mat. When you come on the field, especially in important rounds, there will be many situations that you will not know how to handle, including the case that you have a broken club in the middle.

So what to do when a golf club breaks during a competition? Today, we will work with you to handle this situation.

The situation of broken clubs during competition is not uncommon. Because, sometimes just a simple move such as hitting the roots of trees, bending sticks also makes sticks broken. Not to mention the golf club is a place to vent anger when there is a blow that is not as expected.

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If the old rules apply, any cases of golf club damage in the round will be disqualified. The old rule applies to all the smallest damage on a club that is visible to the naked eye. However, this law has been loosened since the golf law changed in 2019.

Specifically, if a player’s club is damaged in the middle of the round then he may choose to continue using that stick to make strokes for the remainder of the round. In addition, players can also repair broken sticks by restoring as close as possible to the condition they were before as long as they were not allowed to delay the game. However, you are not allowed to use that broken stick at a new round or play-off.

If you decide to repair a club, you must retain the original stick, clubhead and handle. Any other damage that was available before the tournament started is not allowed to be repaired and you are not allowed to replace the broken stick with a stick other than the sticks in your pocket.

The above rules apply to all failures in the round caused by any situation including the situation of anger of golfers after each failed shot.

If your club is damaged by external influences such as nature or any other reason except caddy and yourself, you can replace it with any other club but must follow the rules. When deciding to change a club, the player must remove the damaged stick from the game.

As a result, the rules are relaxed: players can continue to play with their broken stick without worrying about whether they will be penalized or not. Only when a decision is made to repair or replace will a player need to comply with the rules to avoid being penalized during the competition.

Basic golf technique guide for new golfer (Part 3)

Guide to putting the ball (Putting)

This is the final step to put the ball into the hole, ending a hole. This is a simpler technique than playing with other strokes because by this time the golf ball is already near the hole.

Before putting the ball, you must always turn behind the ball to see what your putter will look like. Turn your face to the right of the pit and look back toward the ball. When putting the ball down from above you will see the ball path you hit more clearly. And when putting the ball from the bottom up you carefully observe the area around the rolling ball. It will give you a complete and thorough view of the putts on an inclined surface.

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Factors for good putting: place the ball on the horizontal line from the edge of the left foot, the rear of the putter is straight against the ground. Slowly bring the club back and put it straight behind the ball, then you put the club gently and lift up so the ball can roll evenly and slowly. Keep the tip of the stick the ground as it runs across the outer edge of the left leg. You should keep your balance and gently hit the ball when in the putting position and roll the ball into the hole.

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To learn the most effective golf, you should study with a golf teacher, then they will edit and analyze for you points that have not been let you advance faster while playing golf to shorten the time to practice and adjust long term fix.

With such a golf guide will partly help readers understand the basics of golf. Golftimes wishes to bring more useful knowledge about golf to readers. Very pleased to have the support of readers. Thank you!

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.