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Welcome to That’s a Gimme

Gimme definition from Wikepedia: In golf, a gimme is a shot that the other players agree can count automatically without being played. When a player has only a very short putt left to play, other players may grant a gimme (i.e. one stroke is counted), but the ball is not played.

Do Golf Clubs Wear Out

Do Golf Clubs Wear Out? 10 Signs that you Need an Upgrade Arguably the most important piece of equipment you will use during your golfing life is your golf clubs but do they wear out?  From the first set you buy to the last, your clubs will [...]

Does a Golf Handicap Expire

Does a Golf Handicap Expire? To a beginner golfer, a handicap can seem very complicated. When looking at the notice board at a local golf club, you will see the handicap of players regularly using the golf course but what exactly does it mean and does a golf [...]

Does the Golf Ball Affect Distance

Does the Golf Ball Affect Distance? Our regular four ball group was waiting to tee off on the first and we were discussing the different golf balls that we use. One question that caused some debate was "does the golf ball affect distance?" The answer is yes, [...]

Electric Golf Carts v Gas Golf Carts

Electric Golf Carts v Gas Golf Carts - What's the Difference? We were discussing golf carts after walking a particularly hilly course recently and the first topic of conversation was - Electric Golf Carts v Gas Golf Carts, What's the Difference? The difference is the method of [...]

Can You Golf by Yourself

Can You Golf By Yourself? One of my friends, Phil who has only recently taken up golf aged 60 asked me "can you golf by yourself, I often have spare time and I'd like to play more, but is that ok?" So can you golf by yourself? [...]

Is Golf Difficult

Is Golf Difficult? - Why is it so Hard to Hit a Golf Ball? Yes, golf is difficult. To hit a golf ball perfectly every time requires that you repeatedly co-ordinate numerous muscle groups and parts of the body in an almost robotic fashion for four hours or [...]

Do Tall Golfers have an Advantage

Do Tall Golfers Have an Advantage? - What difference does height make in Golf? A taller golfer will generally drive the ball further, roughly 1.5 yards for every extra inch of height. So yes the taller guys have an advantage in that respect, but all is not as [...]

Are Golf Lessons Worth It – The Honest Truth

Are Golf Lessons Worth it? - Are Golf Lessons Worth The Money? I've had golf lessons from 5 different PGA professionals at various points in my journey from beginner to average golfer, so are golf lessons worth it? Yes, they are worth it, but you need to be [...]

Golf Terms for Beginners

Golf Terminology for Beginners - 45 Common Golf Terms you Need to Know Like any sport, golf has it's own language and golfers often use slang to describe the course, their shots, and other golfers. Here's a selection of common golfing terms: Scoring: Par – completing the hole [...]