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Heather Plyler

Heather Plyler

Heather Plyler is a golf enthusiast and has recently joined the E-Commerce team at Lost Golf Balls. She graduated from University of Houston-Downtown in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree for Corporate Communications. Heather is passionate about golf whether it is playing a round on the course or communicating with others about their last Round. She has been involved in the sport for 10 years that has given her an insight into the commercial value of the products associated with the sport.

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Say What?! 10 Terms to Expand your Golf Vocabulary and Knowledge

One of the great things about our golf game and the English language is that both are constantly evolving. New shots, new tricks, new highs, and new lows are just some of the ways we see our golf game change over the years. Luckily enough, new slang words are always being invented in order to better describe our game. Below are some of the old favorites on the green, and some new ones you might not have heard of before. Avoid The Sclaff 1.) That moment when you strike the ground before making contact with the ball? It’s called a “sclaff”. Coincidentally, it’s also the strangled noise I make when I hit a water hazard. It’s usually followed by an awful lot of yelling. (original image found here)

Tips For Staying Warm on The Course

Put away those warm-weather shorts and that polo shirt—cold weather is coming. But don’t reach for the puffiest, fur-lined coat you can find just yet. It is crucial to keep your body warm, especially your muscles for optimum performance and to prevent injuries. However, a heavy coat can restrict your movements and put your swing in jeopardy (feeling like a walking marshmallow doesn’t help much, either). Fortunately, we’ve put together some tips to help you get dressed for a round of golf on a cold day.

Avoid Cold Spells With Balls of Fire!

As much as you might enjoy a good snowball fight (or not), when there’s a cold snap you don’t want to get stuck playing with a snowball instead of a golf ball. When it’s cold outside you can put on a jacket, hat, and gloves, but what can you do about your golf ball? Did you know that for roughly every ten-degree drop in temperature a golf ball loses 3 to 5 yards in distance? Golf balls just don’t travel as far in cold weather. Luckily, some balls are specially designed to maintain their performance regardless of temperature. Two factors affect your cold-weather golf game: the outdoor temperature and the temperature of your ball itself. Cold air is denser than warm air, which causes more aerodynamic drag on the ball. In other words, in “thicker” cold air more energy is needed to get the ball moving and to keep it going. Cold weather also means that your golf ball will be colder than when you’re playing in beautiful, seventy-degree weather.

Get to Know Your Favorite Golf Ball

If they weren’t labeled, could you tell a Bridgestone B330-RX golf ball from a Srixon Z-STAR SL or a Nike RZN Black? Don’t just play with any ball you (or we) find—learn which brands and models are best for you. Whether you have a swing speed under 85 mph, a high trajectory, or a need for speed or spin, there’s a ball that is perfect for the way you play.

Take a Closer Look at Our Grading Scale

When we head out onto over 2,200 golf courses in more than 45 states, masks on and baskets in hand, in search of golf balls like Easter eggs. How do we distinguish a great egg from a bad egg or even just a good egg? Truthfully we see everything under the sun when it comes to golf balls. Thanks to our innovative sorting process, only a small percentage of what comes through our facility actually has the aesthetics to make it in your golf bag. To help serve you best, we have created a grading scale based on condition to discern the excellent (AAAAA) from the great (AAAA) from the good (AAA).

Improve Your Game with Simple Tricks for Mental Fortitude

Is your game in the dumps? Can't get a decent hit no matter how much you try to adjust your swing? In golf, there’s a single part of your body that single-handedly determines your performance in every aspect of the game—and every effort to improve your game should emphasize its development. We're talking about, of course, your brain. Learning how to maintain the level of focus professional athletes often refer to as ‘being in the zone’ inevitably leads to success on the green; you’ll improve your aim, lengthen your drives, refine your putting, and lower your score.

Get your Game on: 10 Tips on buying the right golf clubs

Whether you’ve just started playing the game of golf or you’ve managed to convince yourself that you’re the next Tiger Woods, there are a lot of things to take into consideration when buying new golf clubs.

Time Management for over-worked golfers struggling to find their game

Work messing with your tee-time? Home life demanding your weekends? Visiting in-laws ruining your golf schedule yet again? It would be nice if you could hit the green every weekend, but unfortunately, not everyone has the time to do this. You may be incredibly busy with work to the point where you can only get a game of golf in once a month if you are lucky.

Putting Made Simple

How would you grade your putting game? Are you convinced you could go toe-to-toe with Tiger or Jack? Or maybe you just putter around and trust the golf gods will smile down on you for once. Even if sinking the ball on your home course has become second nature, your skills may not hold up as well on an unfamiliar green. Check out these tips for improving your putt:

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