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Improve Your Game With Short Game Tips

Short Game Tips

Your short game, or the play from within 100 feet of the pin, can make or break your golf game. How annoying is to make a superb shot off the tee, to play a pretty decent mid field shot that lands a few feet of the green, only to screw up in the short approach shot or putt! You just want to lay and die right there. Well, do not take it too hard. Just make yourself a promise to improve your short iron play. Your scoring will get amazingly better.

Short Shots Make 80% of Game

Using wedges, putters and short irons makes up roughly 80% of your entire golf game, so it would be paramount to work on this aspect in order to see improvement overall. Using your short irons, putters and wedges does not require any special skill or big muscles. This is a part of the game that anyone can master, but only with practice. And, the more you practice the better you will get.

Putting

When putting, do not think-just do. Thinking too much about how the putt should go down, guarantees that it will not go down. This is the time when you have to use the force. Relax into the shot. You have practiced it, now picture it and when you see it hit the ball the way you did in practice. Practice: before teeing off, practice putting by lining up the ball on the turf and pushing it a few feet; do this five or six times with no back swing just to get used to making contact with the ball. Do follow through, but no back swing.

Pitch Shot

For a pitch shot, open your stance and accelerate through the swing. The most common mistake that a beginner makes with a pitch or wedge shot is squaring up to the target at address and then slowing down in the back swing. Squaring your shoulders while opening up your feet, knees and hips toward the target will not allow you to follow through the shot, which in turn will not give you the lift and air you need for it to finish correctly on the spot that you intended it to land on.

Bunker Shots

Bunker shots, like pitch or chip shots are “feel” shots that only get better with hours of practice. There is no easy way to get better, despite what some salesmen are trying to tell you. Practicing the shot makes you more efficient and consistent, simple. Drop three or four balls in various locations around the sand and practice. Remember not to ground your club in the sand. That is a no, no. But you can dig in with your feet. Hit the shots over and over until you get comfortable and can figure out what it is that the ball will do, once you make contact.

Improvement Comes

If you are a beginner, then get better at putting, pitching or chipping. Pretend that you do not own a driver and must rely on your irons and primarily your short irons to make your game. Getting better with your short game will work wonders for you scores. More strokes that you shave off in this part of the game the less you have to worry about where your drive ends up. Once you get really good at the short game, then you can go and work on hitting those massive awe inspiring shots off the tee.

 

How to Make Online Gaming More Fun

free-online-games-that-everyone-can-playWhether you are a fan of online gaming or you are new to this type of recreation, it can be useful to learn a few tips that allow you to enjoy the games more. One frustrating thing about gaming is when you get stuck in one level and playing the game all over again.

By learning some online gaming tips and strategies, you will eventually learn to enjoy the game and move on to the levels fast and easy. Of course, it does not mean you have to get spoon fed with how to play each level. Learning a few tips will just help you go through each level fast and easy.

If you are a fan of gaming on the internet, here are a few online gaming tips that can help you learn how to enjoy online multiplayer gaming more and improve your game as well.

– Understand the game. Of course, it is common sense to understand any game before you even try to play it, but don’t look at the mechanics only. Learn and understand the details so that you will also know how to make a strategy in playing the game. Of course, knowing the details will let you know how to play the game in a manner that will make you move to levels fast and use strategies as well.

– Make sure you have the right equipment to enjoy your online multiplayer games. Of course, it is important that you also have the required internet speed as well as the right computer for you to enjoy the game. Of course, you don’t want to be bugged by constant lagging while enjoying your game.

– Learn some tips and strategies on how to level up fast in your game. There are leveling guides available online or find help from friends so that you can learn how to overcome the most difficult levels of our favorite game. For sure, you don’t want to get stuck in one level and play the game all over again from the start. Aside from a number of leveling guides that you can find online, you can also research for some online gaming tips that will allow you to face the challenges of the game without being spoon-fed by some guides.

– Interact and make friends. One of the benefits of online games especially with multiplayer ones is that you can interact with your opponents and of course, you can also build friendships as well. Interaction in online and multiplayer games can also make the game more fun and exciting.

Although online games are exciting and fun, it is important however to manage your time when playing. Most of these games can be addicting and without proper time management, you can be drowned into gaming online. To be able to enjoy this recreation, make sure that you make this only as a pastime and not something that can also disrupt your work as well as your family time.

COMMON PROBLEMS PLAYING GAMES

1. “THE GAME WON’T PLAY!”

When it comes to playing PC games this is probably the biggest and most frustrating problem someone can run into. I have bought games before that wouldn’t play correctly and I had no idea why. When I have this problem there are a few things I do to help me figure out what the problem is and how to fix it.

A. The first thing I do is go the site systemrequirementslab.com which has a very helpful computer application to tell you if you can run the game or not. This will do a scan of what hardware your computer has and compare it to the minimum and recommended specs of the game you want to play. This can be extremely helpful because it is difficult to remember exactly what specs your computer has, and can help pinpoint what you should upgrade if you need to do so.

B. Check the drivers on your computer or graphics card. Sometimes computer peripherals will have a driver update, if you do not have the proper drivers installed it can cause issues with running certain games.

C. Check the in-game settings. Some games are very good at optimizing the setting to what will run best on your computer, but they do not always get it right. If a game isn’t running correctly in most games you can bump down the graphical settings to see if it will run correctly.

D. Reinstall the game. Sometimes it is possible that a file got damaged when installing the game or over time. If this is a problem it can be resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling the game. Most games can be installed through the Control Panel of your computer, but if not sometimes you can uninstall the game from the launcher of the game itself.

E. Sometimes unfortunately there are random issues with games that are very hard to pinpoint. If this problem arises you can contact the game company. Many companies have help lines or forums dedicated to helping people that have problems running their games. Usually they are quick to reply and will do whatever they can to help solve your problem.

2. “The game runs choppy online!”

This is another common problem when it comes to gaming, and this is not just reserved for PC gaming. Sometimes your PC or gaming system will run perfectly but you have a lot of problems when it comes to online gaming, thankfully there are some ways to try and fix this.

A. The first thing to do is check to make sure you are getting the correct speeds from your internet provider. You can run an online speed test at speedtest.net which will help you identify your download and upload speeds. If the speeds are slow or not what you are expecting there are a couple things you can do to try and remedy the problem before you call your internet provider.

B. If you have speed problems the first thing I recommend doing is checking your router. Sometimes speed problems are because of an old or faulty router. I recently had some problems with my internet dropping and decided to check on my router. I was using an old router with old wireless technology but I did not think that it was causing any issues. I ended up purchasing a new AC router and it doubled the internet speed I was getting beforehand with my N router. N routers have been around for awhile and AC is newer technology that provides more bandwidth and better signal strength than the N routers. With so many devices hooked up to household WiFi I think it is well worth the upgrade to an AC router as everything will run better.

C. If you discover that the problem is not the router and only your computer has speed issues you can check for any obstructions that might block the wireless signal. Sometimes it is completely random as to what causes interference and I have heard of people who had terrible speeds, moved their computer just a little bit in a different direction and everything worked fine. You can also run a malware scan on your computer to ensure that a virus is not eating up your bandwidth.

D. There is also the possibility of a faulty wireless card in your computer. I had a desktop computer that had a wireless card that randomly stopped working, it took me a long time to identify what the problem was but when I did it was fixed by simply buying a WiFi USB adapter. They are not very expensive and got my computer back online quick and easy.

E. If your problem is not remedied with any of these solutions you may have to contact your internet provider. Unfortunately sometimes there are just issues with the inbound line and it requires a technician to come out and fix it. Sometimes the IP can identify a problem over the phone and figure out if the problem is on their end or if they need to send a technician out.

3. Other Quick Tips To Help PC Performance

A. I highly recommend everyone installs a SSD on their computer. A SSD is a solid state drive that can replace your existing hard drive. The traditional hard drive is a moving part hard drive that spins and reads and writes data, while a SSD does not having moving parts and everything is stored on flash memory chips. Because of the way the data is stored it is accessed much quicker and more reliably than the standard HDD, they are more expensive at the moment but the speed increase is well worth the money in my opinion. I recently swapped my computer over to a SSD and it changed my boot-up time from minutes to seconds. Everything seems to load much faster and I can’t imagine ever going back to a regular HDD.

B. RAM Memory upgrade

A. Sometimes upgrading the amount of RAM in your computer can improve performance. You need to find out what kind of RAM you can use first though. To do this you can look in the System Information of your computer which gives you a system summary. In the summary will be a System Model, I used this to look online for how much RAM my computer could support and what kind I should use.

Healthy Gaming Tips and Tricks

32db5cdff9cc2463801f8f27e732e10e4cede5e1_largeWhile it may be easy to just grab a bag of chips and play video games for a couple hours straight, it is not healthy. There are several steps you can take to change your bad gaming habits in this article.

1. Get Far, Far, Away

Step one is easy, all you have to do is distance yourself from food while gaming. While it seems like you might be eating a small snack, you may be unintentionally more than you think. If the food is not near you while you play, there is less temptation to eat between games.

2. Eye Strain

Ever start playing at 6:00 and when you’re done it’s 3:30 in the morning? Staring at the screen for several hours is bad for your eyes! Take a ten minute break every hour, if not more. This tip is especially helpful if you play with contact lenses.

3. Get Up and Stretch

The stretch is your best way to fight short term atrophy, which is basically trying to stand up after playing for a while and having trouble regaining your balance. When ever you die or are between games, stand up, stretch, and even walk around the room a few times.

4. Stop Anger in its Tracks

If you feel angry or frustrated it is time to stop playing. Even if you are determined to beat a level, just get a way from the game for a few minutes and just breathe. Don’t take your anger out on other people when you really don’t mean it. You also don’t want to break anything, such as a controller, when you get upset.

5. Some Healthy Snacks

Try some of these healthier snacks before gaming, and you will play better and sharper. Some good foods: almonds, raisins, dried cranberries, trail mix, apple, grapes, or any other fruit or vegetable (that does NOT mean potato chips!). Your body will thank you for the intelligent food choice.

To sum it all up, the best way to stay healthy while gaming is to eat right and take frequent breaks. Thanks for reading!