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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

    Correct Answer
    C. Open the club face slightly and swing steeper
    Explanation
    When in tall rough, the grass can interfere with the clubface, causing the ball to go left or right. By opening the clubface slightly, it reduces the chance of the grass affecting the shot. Additionally, swinging steeper helps to cut through the tall grass and make cleaner contact with the ball. This combination of opening the clubface slightly and swinging steeper can help improve accuracy and distance when hitting from the tall rough.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Maintain spine angle throughout the impact area
    Explanation
    Using longer golf clubs will help the average golfer maintain spine angle throughout the impact area. This is because longer clubs provide more reach, allowing the golfer to maintain a consistent distance between their body and the ball. By keeping the spine angle steady, the golfer can achieve better balance and control during the swing, leading to more accurate shots. Additionally, maintaining spine angle helps prevent common swing faults such as lifting or dipping, resulting in improved overall swing mechanics.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Where ever the club face is pointed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "where ever the club face is pointed." When putting short putts, the direction the ball will travel depends on the alignment of the club face. The club face determines the initial direction of the ball, so if it is pointed towards a specific target, the ball will travel in that direction. The path of the putter or the position of the left hand may have some influence on the stroke, but the ultimate determinant of the ball's direction is the club face.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A consistent systematic repeatable process before every shot
    Explanation
    A successful pre-shot routine is important in any sport, including golf. It helps the player to focus and prepare mentally and physically before taking a shot. By having a consistent systematic repeatable process before every shot, the player can establish a rhythm and build confidence. This routine may involve visualizing the shot, aligning the body and club, taking a few deep breaths, and ensuring proper grip and stance. By following this routine consistently, the player can improve their consistency and performance on the course.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Tee off with a three wood for additional back spin
    Explanation
    Teeing off with a three wood for additional backspin is the correct answer because it allows for better control and accuracy compared to using a driver. The tight fairway on a short par four requires a shot that can stay in the fairway and avoid any potential hazards. Using a three wood with additional backspin can help achieve this by reducing the roll of the ball after it lands, preventing it from rolling into the rough.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The right club to just get the ball to your intended target and then rolling like a putt
    Explanation
    When chipping, it is important to choose the right club that will allow you to get the ball to your intended target and then roll like a putt. This means selecting a club that will provide enough loft to get the ball in the air and onto the green, but not too much loft that it will cause the ball to go too high or too far. By choosing the appropriate club, you can control the distance and accuracy of your chip shots, allowing the ball to land softly on the green and roll towards the hole, similar to a putt.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options can contribute to hitting the driver too high. Swinging outside in refers to a swing path where the club moves from outside the target line to inside, resulting in a higher ball flight. Turning the shoulders early on the downswing can lead to a steep angle of attack, causing the ball to launch higher. Lastly, an open club face at impact can add loft to the shot, resulting in a higher ball flight. Therefore, all of these factors combined can cause the driver to be hit too high.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Use less club and swing hard to put more back spin on the ball
    Explanation
    When a player is downwind with the flagstick on the front of the green, it means that the wind is blowing in the same direction as the player is hitting the ball. In this situation, using less club and swinging hard to put more backspin on the ball would be the correct strategy. The backspin will help the ball stay in the air longer and counteract the effects of the wind, allowing the player to control the distance and accuracy of the shot better.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Path left of the center of the fairway with the club face pointed at the center of the fairway
    Explanation
    The ball flight starting to the left and then fading back to the center of the fairway suggests that the path of the club is left of the center of the fairway. Additionally, the club face is pointed at the center of the fairway, indicating that it is not closed or open.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    If a golfer's grip is too strong, it can lead to several issues during the swing. Scooping the hands through impact refers to an incorrect release of the club, where the hands are not leading the clubhead, resulting in a loss of power and accuracy. Leading with the back of the left hand outward means that the left hand is not in a proper position, causing the clubface to close too much and resulting in a hook to the left. Therefore, all of the above options are possible consequences of having a grip that is too strong.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Use more loft and point the club face at the intended target
    Explanation
    Using more loft and pointing the club face at the intended target allows the ball to launch higher and with more spin. This helps in curving the ball around the tree as the higher launch angle and spin create a greater amount of side spin on the ball, causing it to curve in the desired direction. Strengthening the grip and rolling the forearms over harder, as well as closing the club face and hitting down on the ball, do not directly contribute to curving the ball around the tree in this scenario.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Teeing up on the right side of the tee, aim left and close the club face slightly
    Explanation
    Teeming up on the right side of the tee and aiming left will help to avoid the out of bounds stakes on the right side. Closing the club face slightly will also assist in keeping the ball from going too far right. This strategy will increase the chances of hitting the fairway and avoiding the rough and potential penalties.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Imagine playing the first three holes and use each club you expect to hit
    Explanation
    One excellent game preparation strategy would be to imagine playing the first three holes and use each club you expect to hit. This strategy allows the player to mentally visualize and plan their shots for the initial part of the game. By going through each hole in their mind and selecting the appropriate club for each shot, the player can develop a clear game plan and increase their confidence on the course. This strategy helps the player to focus on their targets and make better decisions during the actual game.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Use my club face
    Explanation
    To curve the ball flight, one must use the club face. The club face angle at impact determines the initial direction of the ball. By manipulating the club face, one can create a draw or a fade. Closing the club face will result in a hook, while opening it will produce a fade. The swing path (inside out or outside in) also influences the ball's curve, but the primary factor is the club face position.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Lead with my left hand and/or slide my body rather than turning
    Explanation
    If you have a closed club face at the top of your backswing position, leading with your left hand and/or sliding your body rather than turning can help you hit a straight golf shot. By leading with your left hand, you can prevent the club face from closing further during the downswing, promoting a more square impact with the ball. Sliding your body instead of turning can also help you maintain a more neutral club face position throughout the swing, reducing the chances of hitting the ball with a closed face and producing a straighter shot.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Changing the lie angle of the golf club
    Explanation
    When choking up on a golf club, the player needs to be concerned with changing the lie angle of the golf club. The lie angle refers to the angle between the shaft of the club and the ground at address. Choking up on the club reduces the length of the club, which can affect the lie angle. If the lie angle is not adjusted accordingly, it can result in the clubhead being too upright or too flat, leading to inconsistent ball strikes and shots that veer off target. Therefore, it is important to make the necessary adjustments to the lie angle when choking up on a golf club.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Softening my grip, holding the club lighter in my hands
    Explanation
    Softening the grip and holding the club lighter in the hands is a strategy that can help control the speed of the ball on downhill putts. By loosening the grip, it reduces the tension in the hands and allows for a smoother and more delicate stroke. This can prevent the putter from accelerating too much and potentially overshooting the hole. So, by softening the grip, the golfer can have better control over the speed and distance of the putt on a downhill slope.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A longer and lighter driver
    Explanation
    To add distance to tee shots without adjusting the swing, one might consider using a longer and lighter driver. A longer driver allows for a greater clubhead speed, which can result in more distance. Additionally, a lighter driver can help increase swing speed and generate more power. By combining both length and lightness in the driver, the golfer can potentially achieve greater distance off the tee without needing to make changes to their swing technique.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    If it has been determined that there is a severely open club face at the top of the backswing, it means that the club face is pointing away from the target. This would result in a slice, where the ball curves to the right for a right-handed golfer. Cutting across the ball refers to the swing path being outside-in, which is another common cause of slicing. Lastly, rotating the shoulders first on the downswing instead of initiating the downswing with the lower body can also contribute to an open club face and a slicing ball flight. Therefore, all of the above options would be likely if there is a severely open club face at the top of the backswing.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Short game
    Explanation
    Changing golf ball configurations will cause the most detrimental inconsistency in the short game. This is because the short game requires precise control and feel around the greens, and using different golf ball configurations can affect the spin, trajectory, and overall performance of the ball. Inconsistent performance in the short game can result in missed putts, poor chip shots, and difficulty in controlling the ball around the green. Therefore, changing golf ball configurations can have a significant impact on the player's ability to perform well in the short game.

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