Bogeys and Mulligans

Read the Bogeys and Mulligans blog for your updates on completely random and misfit things in the world of golf. We will use this section for “everything else” that doesn’t quite fit into our Tips and Strategies section and the Meet our Brands section. In this section we will include other snippets from the golf world including latest news, latest club releases, and anything else we can find that we feel is important to our readers.

Golf Season doesn’t end, it just comes home

Golf Season doesn’t end, it just comes home

How to improve your golf game in the off-season

Improving your golf game in the off season is easier than you might think. Yes, its going to take time and yes you need to use your brain, results aren’t free. Next spring you will either be thankful you invested time and money or wishing that you did. Here are three steps to improving your golf game this off-season

1. Have a plan in place

Having a plan in place starts with knowing your weaknesses, and knowing your weaknesses starts with knowing your numbers. What’s holding you back? Is it your putting, driving, chipping, bunker game, mental game, etc. If you really aren’t sure start keeping better track on the course of ups and downs and putts per hole and even fairways and green hits.

Also, where is your game now and where do you want it to be next year? I am currently a low handicap low to high 70s golfer who drastically under performs given my ball striking abilities. I know that putting is my greatest room for improvement, especially the 15 foot and under range. So for me, breaking 70 is going to require me to invest time and money in this area of my game. I have countless opportunities in 18 holes to make birdies from this range and usually end up with 2-4 birdies a round, mostly under 5 feet. Not to mention my 3 putts due to missing 4 footers.

This is a huge opportunity for me and will be a MAJOR focus this off-season! I will not spend another off season just waiting for golf season, and you shouldn’t either. Get an off season plan in place! It’s extremely simple and can take less than 10 minutes a day to have drastic results.

2. Execute the plan

Now that you have a plan in place of what you need to work on, how are you going to work on it? Do you have practice equipment at home? Do you live by a driving range with heated tees. Do you have the necessary golf training videos and drills in place to improve? Practicing the same thing over and over and getting frustrated isn’t going to help you improve.

The hardest part in executing the plan is setting aside time. You are going to have to change some things up and possibly even skip some episodes of Dancing with the Stars, I know it’s great but results feel so much more satisfying. There’s almost nothing I love more than competing in golf and improving an area that was a weakness. This all starts with executing the plan you chose for yourself, and of course, sticking to it.

3. Track your results

There is nothing more satisfying than eating the fruits of your labor. Track your progress and be grateful for the results you’re making, and of course make adjustments as necessary.



4 Reasons Why You Need To Invest in a Golf Distance Tracker

Ask any experienced golfer about the must-have golf gear to improve their game, and the chances are you will hear them mentioning a golf GPS watch. And there are reasons attached to this suggestion — it helps you measure the distance from pin to green, count your swings, and save you swings. That said, many golfers, especially those new to the concept of golf GPS accessories, may be a bit skeptical about the use of a golf watch. To help clear those doubts, here are a few reasons to invest in one if you want to take your game up a notch or two: Read more


Why You Need An Indoor Putting Green To Improve Your Golf Skills

It looks easy, doesn’t it? Hitting the golf ball with your club and watching it roll over to the nearest hole? Well, if you’ve ever played around a game of golf, you would know that putting is the hardest part of the game, but what makes it even more frustrating is the fact that it is also the most important. If you want to improve your golfing skills, it is imperative that you work on your putting skills before anything else, and one of the best ways to do so regularly is to invest in an indoor putting green to practice on. Read more

The Ultimate Golfing Guide For Beginners

Whether you are stepping foot into the course to become a champ or simply to enjoy a friendly match with your work buddies, you will need to get some basics right when you start out!

We know that golf might seem extremely complex to a bystander who doesn’t know anything about the great game. There is a lingo which doesn’t seem to make sense, and then, of course, there is the story of clubs. Which one should you pick? What should a basic training session involve? Should you get a home golf simulator such as the ES16 Simulator & Launch Monitor to perfect your game while no one’s watching? If your head is reeling because of these questions, don’t worry; we’re here to guide you as you train and set out to choose your golfing weapons.
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3 Golf Swing Tips to Help You Hit the Ball Farther

Hitting the golf ball farther off the tee doesn’t require stronger muscles and following complicated swing instructions. However, it does require practice several hours a day, whether on the course or at home using the best indoor golf simulator. But your practice should accompany a few swing tips to get more out of your stroke. 

Here are a few golf swing tips and tricks for you:

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How to Enjoy the Game of Golf: 3 Awesome Tips

Whether you are an avid golfer or have just developed a liking for the sport, the best way to play golf is to enjoy it to the fullest. It goes without saying that you want to be good at the game and there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to be the best one on the course. However, it isn’t worth getting overly upset in case you have a bad golf day unless there is a paycheck pending after each round.

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Signs You’re Practicing Golf Wrong

Driving ranges are great if you want to bring your A-game to the course. But are you actually doing it right? Or is your time at the range messing up your golf routine? 

Cultivating bad golfing habits while practicing can hurt your game and make your sloppy at the course. But don’t worry, we are here to point out the mistakes that you might be making during your training sessions: 

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Launch Monitor Buyers Guide

launch monitor buyers guide

what can a launch monitor do for you?

Our simple answer to this question is, WAY MORE THAN YOU THINK! That’s right, a launch monitor can do a ton for your golf game! In this launch monitor buyers guide we show you everything you need to know before making that investment. Think about it, when is the last time you saw a PGA Tour Player without a TRACKMAN®? It’s not because they look cool. No matter what part of your game you are looking to improve a launch monitor can help. The question becomes how do I know which launch monitor is right for me?

Budget friendly launch monitors

We consider anything under $500 budget friendly when it comes to launch monitors. Mainly because they can get up into the $20,000 range. So for under $500 these rangefinders have a lot to offer without slacking on quality. When it comes to launch monitors it’s important to start with the end in mind. What is your goal? What part of your game are you trying to improve? Are you wanting to hit the ball farther or work on distance control? Are you trying to spin the ball more? Are you trying to get that slice under control? All of these goals will point to a different launch monitor.

More distance/distance control

If all you are looking to do is hit the ball farther and or control your distance better you are in luck! This is the most affordable launch monitor category and devices are cheaper than you may think. For Example, The ES12 Player Launch Monitor by Ernest Sports can help with both of these things plus gives you ball speed! At just $199 this is a great option for to help someone hit the ball farther as well as learn their distances more.

For a slightly higher cost, the Voice Caddie SC200 Plus offers additional data and gives you the ability to track your club head speed without hitting a golf ball. This feature alone has made the SC200 Plus very popular amongst golfers looking for extra distance. At $349 this is one of the better values amongst launch monitors. It also tracks carry distance, club head speed, ball speed, and smash factor.

What is smash factor?

Smash factor has become a very popular term in the golf data world. Simply put, Smash factor is how efficiently the golfer transfers energy to the ball. Smash factor is ball speed divided by club speed. The higher the smash factor the more effective your golf swing is at transferring energy to the golf ball. A good smash factor for the driver is around 1.5. Simply put this is a ball speed of 150/ a swing speed of 100. This has become a very popular statistic because it is an easy way to tell if you are not striking the ball with as much efficiency as you could be. All of the remaining launch monitors we will discuss include this feature.

Spin Rate and launch angle

If you are looking to track spin rates and launch angles, these are the launch monitors for you. With extra data does come a higher price tag, however these launch monitors are sure to deliver with plenty of features to improve your skills.

One of the most popular launch monitors in golf has got some recent upgrades. The Voice Caddie SC300 has been one of the best selling launch monitors and for good reason. It tracks all of the important data we discussed but now offers spin data as well! At $499 we believe this to be one of the best options for golfers looking to get more out of their practice sessions. The SC300 also tracks launch angle and apex, which can be very helpful for someone looking to improve their wedge game. All of these features at under $500 is an absolute steal.

Of course this isn’t your only option, the Ernest Sports ES14 launch monitor includes all of these same features for $495. With the Ernest Sports mobile app you can get all of your practice session data right on your smartphone or tablet. This makes analyzing you data extremely easy and convenient. You can look at averages for each club, and even challenge yourself at the range with different targets. The best part is, the Ernest Sports mobile app is free for life.

Help!! i’m trying to fix my slice

Fixing a slice has never been easier with the right tools and technology on your side. Sure, seeing spin rate is great, but if I can’t see my swing how can I know the cause? The solution, The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor. The Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor is a a launch monitor that hooks right up to your Apple device. Yes, it is only available on Apple at the moment. This device has the ability to track all the important data points we have discussed like ball speed, club head speed, launch angle, and direction, but one feature separates it from the rest. It records your swings and includes ball flight. That’s right, the MLM (mobile launch monitor) is basically a TRACKMAN®. Best part is, it records up to 100 of your swings, this means you can take your practice data and actually see what causes your slice.

There is no practice like seeing your own swing and the results. Nothing has made improving golf easier than the ability to watch your own swing. This feature alone has made the Rapsodo MLM one of the most popular devices out there.

Honorable mention

Now, although this device isn’t technically budget friendly, priced at $550, it certainly deserves to be a part of this conversation. The Ernest Sports B1 Launch monitor is the newest released device on the market. This product is a recent update of the Ernest Sports ES14 launch monitor and features a larger display, better battery life, and most importantly, is positioned behind the player for better ball flight data.

Are you ready?

Now that you know what the right launch monitor can do for you, are you ready to take your game to the next level? We hope that our launch monitor buyers guide has helped guide you in the right direction to the perfect launch monitor for you. If you have any questions you can email us at, ask us in the chat, or comment below!

The 3 best putting tips

The 3 Putting tips no one has ever told you

The 3 Putting tips

First of all, I like putting tips. There’s nothing better in life than hearing an easy tweak from a friend and getting massive results! So what are the 3 best putting tips no one has ever told you? They’re going to surprise you. They have nothing to do with your grip, nothing to do with your stance, and nothing to do with your stroke. Like most of my tips, I like to teach from a place of mindset first. Mindset is the most important part of your golf game that no one is working on, and it helps you in your life too! These three tips are sure to accelerate your golf game and your life.

Visualize it

The second of The 3 putting tips is easy and the greatest athletes in sports history all use it. When it comes to putting, it’s simple, visualize the perfect line where the putt goes in every time. We all have the ability to do this but most of us don’t see the value in it so they don’t take the time. I will tell you that every professional athletes practice this in some form. We all know that the greats do it! So why the fuck are you not doing this? It takes 10 minutes in a day to apply to your life and 30 seconds before a putt. It all comes back to whether you believe it will work or not. Trust me, in 1 week you will understand the importance of this.

What do you think every pro does while they are reading a putt. They are visualizing how this putt is going to drop in the hole. Starting with the end in mind shows you the path. This is why most of them start at the hole and work their way back to their ball.

Feel it

That’s right, use your fucking feelings to your advantage! Why is that such a hard thing for a guy to admit. Using your emotions to your advantage works, and it’s easy and the results show up immediately. Think about it, don’t you perform better when you feel great. Why would you not hack your mind and your putting to use this to your advantage. It’s an easy tweak that will reap benefits you didn’t know were possible and is so easy to implement.

All you need to do is anticipate the outcome you want with feelings of joy, happiness, and gratitude. Sure, it sounds like a fairy tale. Guess what, I wouldn’t be here today without this habit and it only take 5 or 10 minutes a day to notice an immediate impact in whatever your working towards, including putting.

Golf is the most frustrating game on the planet. This is the hardest part right. After I miss a couple 3 footers in a row I’m pretty sure you can see steam coming out of my ears. Take some deep breaths and focus on calming your self down and learn to let it go. This is the most important of “feeling it.” You have to build the habit of being able to calm yourself down no matter what. This is a learned behavior, if getting all worked up is a habit of yours, wouldn’t you agree that you learned that habit? If you learned that habit couldn’t you unlearn that and teach yourself a new behavior? The answer is yes, of course you can. Now is the time to make it a focus.

Lose attachment

This is the most important step, we must detach from the outcome. When we are fearful of a certain outcome (missing a 3 footer) it influences our stroke and clouds our vision. The only reason we would be fearful of this outcome is we attach to much importance to the outcome. It’s important to remember that at the end of the day, this game that we all know and love, is just a game. There is no reason to attach any thing to our results. A make or miss does not define us and you will find when you lose attachment to outcomes, success becomes much easier, and failures don’t hurt as bad. The same goes for life, what goals are you chasing? Do you think you will feel better when you arrive? Of course we think that, that’s half of the reason we set high goals for ourselves. But the truth is, when we finally get there we realize that we don’t feel any different. Maybe for a moment, but once that excitement wears away now what?

Losing attachment doesn’t mean not caring about the outcome, it means not tying our self worth to the outcome. It’s an understanding that you can live with joy, gratitude, and happiness regardless of the outcome. Do you see that mental shift? It doesn’t matter whether I make or miss, either way I am enjoying this round of golf. If you can practice this I guarantee you make more putts and have more fun golfing. Everyone is out there chasing all of these crazy tips from different golfers, none of which are tailored to you. Could it really be simple mental tweaks that take your game and life to the next level? Yes, the question becomes, will you stay focused on them long enough to get those results you are seeking.

How to apply the 3 putting tips to your life

This is the best part, the three putting tips is that it can be applied to your life as well. It may even be more simple to apply to your life. First of all, visualize it. Where are you going? Do you even know? If the picture in your mind of your future is not so strong that you can hear it, taste it, see it, feel it, and speak it, that just means it isn’t real enough yet. If you want to make major changes in your life the first step is visualize your perfect life. What do you want it to like? It is really this simple.

Now that you have your end goal in mind, feel it. Can you train your body to feel your future before it is a reality? Of course you can, you may not know how yet, but that’s what we’re working on. The fact of the matter is, the reason you chose that future outcome is because you think it will make you feel good. Feeling that feeling now is going to bring it life. What’s it going to feel like when you get to $10 million dollars, or get that new job, new car. It’s going to feel amazing right?? Imagine how grateful you will be when this falls into place for you. This is when doors start opening and your mind starts to work for you.

The most important step of the 3 putting tips, let it go. This is the lose attachment step. If this doesn’t work for you immediately are you going to kick and scream, or stay patient and trust the process? The only reason someone would kick and scream when they don’t achieve their goal is because they are way too attached to the outcome. Remember it doesn’t really matter if you hit your goal or not. If you do, great! If you don’t, now you have a clearer roadmap to the outcome you are looking for.

Oh, and when it comes to putting, stop being so afraid. So many of us are afraid to miss a putt and that is the exact outcome we align with. Do you think you make a better stroke when you are scared or confident? Exactly, put the 3 putting tips into practice in your golf game and your life, and share your results with us!