General Golfing Knowledge

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General Golfing Knowledge

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  • 1. 
    I'm in tall rough so I should consider:
    • A. 

      Closing the club face and hitting down on the ball

    • B. 

      Using more loft

    • C. 

      Open the club face slightly and swing steeper

    • D. 

      Positioning the ball further back in my stance

  • 2. 
    Using longer golf clubs will help the average golfer:
    • A. 

      Maintain spine angle throughout the impact area

    • B. 

      Hit the ball longer and more accurate

    • C. 

      Improve their swing tempo

    • D. 

      Actually might hurt more than help

  • 3. 
    When putting short putts.  The ball will travel: (for righties)
    • A. 

      Where ever the path of the putter is going

    • B. 

      Where ever the club face is pointed

    • C. 

      Where ever the back of your left hand is pointed

    • D. 

      In the hole if you don't think too much

  • 4. 
    A successful pre-shot routine might include:
    • A. 

      A waggle

    • B. 

      A waggle with the arms and hands and a shuffling of the feet

    • C. 

      A consistent systematic repeatable process before every shot

    • D. 

      Only one practice swing

  • 5. 
    I see a very tight fairway on a short par four.  I should consider:
    • A. 

      Teeing my driver lower and swing easy

    • B. 

      Tee off with an iron

    • C. 

      Tee off with a three wood for additional back spin

    • D. 

      Tee the ball higher so you hit it high and it doesn't roll into the rough

  • 6. 
    When chipping, you should consider using:
    • A. 

      The same club every time so you get used to it

    • B. 

      The club needed to get the ball about 1/3 of the way on the green and rolling towards the hole

    • C. 

      The right club to just get the ball to your intended target and then rolling like a putt

    • D. 

      A wedge with the ball back in your stance

  • 7. 
    I'm hitting my driver too high.  I might be:
    • A. 

      Swinging outside in

    • B. 

      Turning my shoulders early on the downswing

    • C. 

      Hitting with an open club face

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    I'm down wind with the flag stick on the front of the green. I should:
    • A. 

      Swing easy and take advantage of the wind

    • B. 

      Use less club and swing hard to put more back spin on the ball

    • C. 

      Move the ball up in my stance to hit it higher

    • D. 

      Move the ball back in my stance to keep the ball out of the wind

  • 9. 
    My ball flight starts to the left and then fades back to the center of the fariway.  My path and club face might be:
    • A. 

      Off to the right with a closed club face

    • B. 

      Off to the left with an open club face

    • C. 

      Outside in with an open club face

    • D. 

      Path left of the center of the fairway with the club face pointed at the center of the fairway

  • 10. 
    If my grip is too strong, it might cause me to: (for righties)
    • A. 

      Scoop my hands through impact

    • B. 

      Lead with the back of my left hand outward

    • C. 

      Hit a low hook to the left

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    To curve the ball around a tree I should: (for righties right to left flight)
    • A. 

      Strengthen your grip and roll your forearms over harder

    • B. 

      Close the club face and hit down on the ball

    • C. 

      Use more loft and point the club face at the intended target

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    The out of bounds stakes are on the right side in the rough and dangerously close to the fairway.  I should consider:
    • A. 

      Teeing up on the right side of the tee, aim left and close the club face slightly

    • B. 

      Using a three wood off the tee for added under spin

    • C. 

      Using my driver and swing easy

    • D. 

      Teeing up on the left side and hook the ball away from trouble

  • 13. 
    An excellent game preparation strategy would be to:
    • A. 

      Swing a heavy club to loosen up

    • B. 

      Imagine playing the first three holes and use each club you expect to hit

    • C. 

      Hit balls early and then putt for an extended period because it's more important

    • D. 

      Finish your practice session with easy wedge shots to control tempo

  • 14. 
    If I want to curve my ball flight I make sure I:
    • A. 

      Close my stance for a hook

    • B. 

      Open my stance for a fade

    • C. 

      Swing either inside out or outside in

    • D. 

      Use my club face

  • 15. 
    It has been determined that I have a closed club face at the top of my back swing position.  In order to hit a straight golf shot I might need to: (for righties)
    • A. 

      Cup my hands through impact

    • B. 

      Lead with the back of my left hand

    • C. 

      Lead with my left hand and/or slide my body rather than turning

    • D. 

      Swing outside-in

  • 16. 
    When I choke up on a golf club I need to be concerned with:
    • A. 

      Moving the ball back in my stance

    • B. 

      Changing the lie angle of the golf club

    • C. 

      Hitting it fat or behind the ball

    • D. 

      Ball flight moving to the left

  • 17. 
    On down hill putts I might consider:
    • A. 

      Hitting the ball off center to slow the ball down

    • B. 

      Popping the ball

    • C. 

      Softening my grip, holding the club lighter in my hands

    • D. 

      Swinging the path outside-in to slow the ball down

  • 18. 
    I would like to add distance to my tee shots.  Without adjusting my swing, I might consider:
    • A. 

      A longer driver

    • B. 

      A lighter driver

    • C. 

      A longer and lighter driver

    • D. 

      More loft to hold the ball longer in the air

  • 19. 
    It's be determined that I have a severely open club face at the top of my back swing.  Most likely I also:
    • A. 

      Slice the ball

    • B. 

      Cut across the ball

    • C. 

      Rotate my shoulders first on the down swing

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    Changing golf ball configurations will cause the MOST detrimental inconsistency in:
    • A. 

      Short game

    • B. 

      Distance off the tee

    • C. 

      Distance on your approach shots

    • D. 

      All of the above