Birdie Fundamentals: Tempo

Staying on rhythm is important for every shot in the game, from putting to full swing. Players with a varying tempo from shot to shot will have a hard time controlling distance, and will tend to miss-hit the ball more often.

When it comes to the full swing, the first few feet of movement, called the takeaway, is critical to developing a smooth and consistent tempo. While each player's ideal rhythm is different, it's generally true that slower tempos produce better results, and that the takeaway is crucial for slowing down your tempo.

´╗┐Check out the instructional video below for a great drill to slow down your takeaway...
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Lesson #16
Dreams & Goals

What is your dream for golf? Your career? Your life? Dreams are the end result of what we want to accomplish. Your dream may be to win the Masters, to cure cancer, to build a successful business, or become an astronaut.

Whatever the case, you need goals to achieve your dreams. Think of goals as stepping-stones to get you there. If you want to become a doctor, what is the first step you need to take? Then think about the second, third, and so on. The easiest goals should come first, and the hardest goals should be last. Dream BIG, make goals, take action!
6-6. Scoring in Stroke Play

a. Recording Scores
After each hole the marker should check the score with the competitor and record it. On completion of the round the marker must sign the score card and hand it to the competitor. If more than one marker records the scores, each must sign for the part for which he is responsible.

b. Signing and Returning Score Card
After completion of the round, the competitor should check his score for each hole and settle any doubtful points with the Committee. He must ensure that the marker or markers have signed the score card, sign the score card himself and return it to the Committee as soon as possible.

Penalty for Breach of Rule 6-6b: