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.

Is Golf a Sport

Is Golf a Sport? There are many questions asked concerning golf, most of which involve playing equipment, shot technique or strategy.  However, there is one question which may be considered taboo by some but does need addressing, ‘is golf a sport?’ You may have been subject to [...]

The Pros and Cons of Low Compression Golf Balls

The Pros and Cons of Low Compression Golf Balls Many beginner golfers will be unaware of the choices available when buying golf balls.  However, much like buying a new driver or putter, the range of golf balls on offer is huge and the ball purchased can have [...]

Can You Play Golf Without a Driver

Can you Play Golf without a Driver? If the golf hole is more than 450 yards from the tee, most golfers start with their drivers. However, there are times when I choose to skip the driver and start my first swing with a 3-wood. So, can you play [...]

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 handicap [...]

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, the [...]

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 [...]