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  • Amanda Dufner is a lot more popular on Google than Jason Dufner

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    <a href="/contributors/luke-kerr-dineen">Luke Kerr-Dineen</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    It's a shame the Dufners aren't going to be at the Ryder Cup (Jason Dufner would have qualified, but was forced out through injury), because its been a good few years for them both. Jason...
  • Golf Digest's Top 100 In Music

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    Research by Lisa Furlong and Craig Bestrom
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From Sinatra and Crosby to Timberlake and Bieber, golf has forever drawn some of the biggest names in music. Here are 100 of our favorite artists today who play as often as they can.
  • TaylorMade Golf Debuts New Web Reality Series: Tour Truck Confidential

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    Rob Hayashida
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Sandbox8.comTaylorMade Golf Debuts New Web Reality Series: Tour Truck Confidential Did you ever want to know what it feels like to go on the road and drive the TaylorMade equipment truck that travels the PGA Tour, week in, week out? Now you can be a fly on the wall in the world of seven men who call the TaylorMade Tour Van their office, and see for yourself the skill, pressure, and fun that goes into servicing some of the top golfers in the world in the new web reality series called Tour Truck Confidential. The two of the four series debuted today on TaylorMade Golf and you can watch them…
  • Fitness Friday: Get wide and stay wide

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    <a href="/contributors/ron-kaspriske">Ron Kaspriske</a></u>
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The width of your swing at impact is probably the single-biggest determinant of whether you'll hit the ball solidly on the clubface. If it's nearly identical to the width of the swing arc you started...
  • 3 Amazing Northeast Courses to Play Before Winter

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    Katherine Eardley
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    School buses are back on the road, leaves are promising a brilliant array of colors and golf remains popular in the Northeast, while the weather allows. Indeed, this is a prime time to tee up on some of the region’s … View More ►
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  • Marriott is offering college students discounted green fees

    <a href="/contributors/keely-levins">Keely Levins</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    College students don't have much income but do have plenty of expenses: tuition, books, food, beverages, etc. Paying fat green fees can be a budget-buster. Scottsdale's JW Marriott Camelback G.C. (13th hole at the...
  • Predict the final score of the Ryder Cup, win a Cleveland Wedge

    <a href="/contributors/keely-levins">Keely Levins</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Ryder Cup is famous -- or infamous -- for all the swag handed out to players, captains and other assorted dignitaries. Now it's time for you to get in on the act. The way...
  • 5 things to talk about with your buddies on the course this weekend

    <a href="/contributors/alex-myers">Alex Myers</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    From sports to TV to politics (OK, so mostly the first two), we offer five hot topics that are sure to liven up your round of golf: 1. Adrian Peterson: Another week, another controversy/crime...
  • Amanda Dufner is a lot more popular on Google than Jason Dufner

    <a href="/contributors/luke-kerr-dineen">Luke Kerr-Dineen</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    It's a shame the Dufners aren't going to be at the Ryder Cup (Jason Dufner would have qualified, but was forced out through injury), because its been a good few years for them both. Jason...
  • Fitness Friday: Get wide and stay wide

    <a href="/contributors/ron-kaspriske">Ron Kaspriske</a></u>
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The width of your swing at impact is probably the single-biggest determinant of whether you'll hit the ball solidly on the clubface. If it's nearly identical to the width of the swing arc you started...
 
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    Mostly Harmless

  • Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Friday: Paula Reto Goes Low Again, Takes 4-Shot Lead on Stacy Lewis

    The Constructivist
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Paula Reto followed up yesterday's bogey-free 65 at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic with a 66 today that was sparked by 5 birdies in her last 7 holes.  When you look at her performance stats--averaging 275 yards off the tee, only 4 missed fairways and 4 missed greens, only 56 putts, and 15 birdies over her 1st 36 holes--you can see why so far she's left the field in the dust.  Even world #1 Stacy Lewis, who's no slouch in the birdies department with 13 already thus week, is 4 shots behind her thanks to 2 early bogeys and 2 late ones.  1st-round co-leader with Lewis, Mi Jung Hur,…
  • Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic Friday: Rui Kitada Leads; Bo-Mee Lee, Sun-Ju Ahn, Teresa Lu DNS

    The Constructivist
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
    Rui Kitada fired a bogey-free 66 to take the 1st-round lead at the Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic by a shot over Misuzu Narita, Na-Ri Lee, Na-Ri Kim, and Rumi Yoshiba, 2 over Ji-Yai Shin and Megumi Shimokawa, and 3 over a group of golfers led by Momoko Ueda.But just as big a story as what happened on the course is who never got to it.  Money-list leader Bo-Mee Lee, #2 Sun-Ju Ahn, and #7 Teresa Lu were only some of the players who never started their rounds.  It's not like Kitada, whose 6th career JLPGA victory came back in 2010, is going to have a cake-walk over the weekend.
  • Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Thursday: Strike While the Iron Is Hot!

    The Constructivist
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Mi Jung Hur went low today at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, opening with a bogey-free 64 to take a 2-shot lead on Cydney Clanton and a 3-shot lead on Beatriz Recari, Christina Kim, Ilhee Lee, and Kris Tamulis.  Hur has been playing great golf pretty much since I followed her at the Wegmans LPGA Championship.  She's had 5 rounds in the 60s out of her last 9 and 7 under-par rounds in her last 12.  Should I start talking about a Mostly Harmless bump instead of a Mostly Harmless jinx?  We'll have to see how she backs up this 8-birdie, 25-putt extravaganza over the next 54…
  • My Picks for the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic

    The Constructivist
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:08 pm
    Even with the Seoul Sisters site down the last few days, I'm assuming the PakPicker competition goes on.  So here are my picks for the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, the last full-field event of 2014 on tour.1. Lewis, Stacy2. Lincicome3. Thompson4. Kerr5. Stanford6. Hur7. Choi Chella8. Shin9. Meadow10. Granada11. Joh12. HarigaeAlts:  Park, Jane; Ernst; Recari
  • It's Crunch Time on the LPGA and Symetra Tour This Week!

    The Constructivist
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:14 pm
    The Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic and the Symetra Tour Championship this week will have a huge bearing on who keeps or gains solid LPGA status for the 2015 season and who will have to go to Q-School to improve or secure it.In a nutshell, those who finish in the top 100 on the 2014 LPGA money list will be able to get as many starts as they want in 2015, as will those who finish in the top 10 on the 2014 Symetra Tour money list.  Those between #101 and #125 on this year's LPGA money list will have a limited number of starts next year, and will probably choose to go to Q-School to improve on…
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  • Marriott is offering college students discounted green fees

    <a href="/contributors/keely-levins">Keely Levins</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    College students don't have much income but do have plenty of expenses: tuition, books, food, beverages, etc. Paying fat green fees can be a budget-buster. Scottsdale's JW Marriott Camelback G.C. (13th hole at the...
  • Predict the final score of the Ryder Cup, win a Cleveland Wedge

    <a href="/contributors/keely-levins">Keely Levins</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Ryder Cup is famous -- or infamous -- for all the swag handed out to players, captains and other assorted dignitaries. Now it's time for you to get in on the act. The way...
  • 5 things to talk about with your buddies on the course this weekend

    <a href="/contributors/alex-myers">Alex Myers</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    From sports to TV to politics (OK, so mostly the first two), we offer five hot topics that are sure to liven up your round of golf: 1. Adrian Peterson: Another week, another controversy/crime...
  • Amanda Dufner is a lot more popular on Google than Jason Dufner

    <a href="/contributors/luke-kerr-dineen">Luke Kerr-Dineen</a>
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    It's a shame the Dufners aren't going to be at the Ryder Cup (Jason Dufner would have qualified, but was forced out through injury), because its been a good few years for them both. Jason...
  • Fitness Friday: Get wide and stay wide

    <a href="/contributors/ron-kaspriske">Ron Kaspriske</a></u>
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The width of your swing at impact is probably the single-biggest determinant of whether you'll hit the ball solidly on the clubface. If it's nearly identical to the width of the swing arc you started...
 
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  • Tom Pernice Jr. Shoots 60 in Hawaii Championship

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Tom Pernice Jr. birdied his final four holes for a 12-under 60 and a four-stroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship.
  • Zac Blair Leads Web.com Tour Championship

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Zac Blair topped the Web.com Tour Championship leaderboard at 13 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.
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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:50 pm
    South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
  • Paula Reto Takes LPGA Tour Lead in Alabama

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
  • Donaldson Leads Ryder Cup Quartet, Gallacher Misses Cut

    By REUTERS
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Jamie Donaldson warmed up for next week's Ryder Cup by shooting a second-round 67 to finish four shots behind leader Shane Lowry in the Wales Open at Celtic Manor on Friday.
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  • Golf Digest's Top 100 In Music

    Research by Lisa Furlong and Craig Bestrom
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From Sinatra and Crosby to Timberlake and Bieber, golf has forever drawn some of the biggest names in music. Here are 100 of our favorite artists today who play as often as they can.
  • 2014 Ryder Cup: Tom Watson's Last Hurrah

    Tom Callahan
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After a career of major moments, he's been waiting for another go at the Ryder Cup (and another Open at St. Andrews).
  • The Week In Style: 09.17.14

    Marty Hackel
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Style's weekly look at what people are wearing on and off the golf course. Want his take on your look? Submit your style to @GolfDigestMag on Twitter using #HeyMrStyle.
  • President Obama: The First Golfer

    GolfDigest.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Slideshow: Regular outings are back on the White House schedule. Follow President Obama's exploits on and off the course.
  • Photos: Golf & Music

    GolfDigest.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Exclusive images from Golf Digest's October 2014 sessions with musicians
 
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  • Pernice Jr. shoots 60 at Hawaii Championship

    Associated Press
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Tom Pernice Jr. birdied his final four holes for a 12-under 60 and a four-stroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship.
  • Blair holds lead at suspended Web.com finale

    Associated Press
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Zac Blair topped the Web.com Tour Championship leaderboard at 13 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.
  • Blair holds lead at suspended Web.com finale

    Associated Press
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Zac Blair topped the Web.com Tour Championship leaderboard at 13 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness.
  • Reto uses birdie run to take lead on LPGA

    Associated Press
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic.
  • Lowry takes Wales lead as Gallacher misses cut

    Associated Press
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Shane Lowry shot a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Wales Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher missed the cut in his last tournament before his first Ryder Cup.
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  • Tom Pernice Jr. shoots 60 in Hawaii Championship (The Associated Press)

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:23 pm
    KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) -- Tom Pernice Jr. birdied his final four holes for a 12-under 60 and a four-stroke lead Friday in the Champions Tour's Hawaii Championship.
  • Zac Blair leads Web.com Tour Championship (The Associated Press)

    19 Sep 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Zac Blair topped the Web.com Tour Championship leaderboard at 13 under Friday when second-round play was suspended because of darkness. Blair was 5 under with three holes left in the round that was delayed because of rain. ''It's a little difficult not knowing when you're going to have to stop and come back,'' Blair said. Everyone this afternoon has to.'' After missing the cuts in the first three events in the Web.com Tour Finals, Blair needs to earn about $40,000 in the season finale to earn a PGA Tour card.
  • Phil Mickelson to design 8,000-yard golf course envisioned to host Canadian Open (PGA)

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Phil Mickelson has been hired to create the Mickelson National Golf Club of Canada near Calgary. The club, which will contain Mickelson's first signature course in Canada, is being built with the expectation that it will someday host the PGA Tour's RBC Canadian Open. The course -- which could be open for play as early as 2017 -- could stretch as long as 8,000 yards from the back tees, in part to make up for Calgary's elevation. "Phil thinks he can build something that's never been done in Calgary, and he will be working very closely with his team, making several trips to Calgary along the…
  • Paula Reto takes LPGA Tour lead in Alabama (The Associated Press)

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    South Africa's Paula Reto birdied her final hole Friday for a 6-under 66 and a three-stroke lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Reto had five birdies in a six-hole stretch on her opening nine - the back nine on Capitol Hill's Senator layout. The 24-year-old former Purdue player finished with eight birdies and two bogeys to reach 13-under 131. ''I was just really patient with myself,'' said Reto, playing her first season on the LPGA Tour after a year on the Symetra Tour.
  • Which drivers will the Ryder Cup players use? (PGA)

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:25 pm
    One of the real secrets to success on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles will be accuracy off the tee, so drivers will play a key role in determining which team will claim the Ryder Cup. So which big sticks will the players choose? Here are summaries of the drivers that the members of both teams are expected to play.
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  • CME Group Tour Championship

    19 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    At the 2013 event, China’s Shanshan Feng outdueled a star-studded leaderboard at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders in Naples, Fla. for her third-career victory. Feng shot one of the low rounds of the day on Sunday with a bogey-free 6-under 66 to finish at 15-under 273, one shot ahead of American and third-round co-leader Gerina Piller. Feng takes home the Tour’s largest winner’s check this season with $700,000 and crossed the $4 million mark in career earnings ($4,057,656.50).
  • Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex

    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    In 2013, Lexi Thompson displayed nerves of steel during the final round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational as she sank a 5-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole to clinch her second LPGA Tour victory this season. The Floridian fired rounds of 72-64-67-69 to claim a one-stroke victory over Stacy Lewis.
  • MIZUNO CLASSIC

    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In 2013, Taiwan’s Teresa Lu ended an eight-year quest for her first professional win as she captured the Mizuno Classic title by two-shots over South Korea’s Chella Choi. Lu overcame a two-stroke deficit on Sunday and fired the low-round of the week with an 8-under 64 to finish with a three day total of 14-under-par 202.
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  • Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In 2013, Suzann Pettersen fired a final-round 3-under 69 to claim her 14th career LPGA Tour victory and successfully defend her title at the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship. It was a head-to-head battle with Spaniard Azahara Munoz throughout the day but Pettersen pulled away late in the round to secure a five-stroke victory and clinch her fourth win of the season.
 
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    Reynolds Golf Academy

  • Defining the Teeing Ground

    jason
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to the USGA the definition of the teeing ground is: “The starting place for the hole to be played. It is a rectangular area two club-lengths in depth, the front and the sides of which are defined by the outside limits of two tee-markers. A ball is outside the teeing ground when all of it lies outside the teeing ground. When a player is putting a ball into play from the teeing ground, it must be played from within the teeing ground and from the surface of the ground or from a conforming tee in or on the surface of the ground.” Although the ball has to be inside the teeing…
  • Did You Address the Ball?

    jason
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The USGA says “A player has “addressed the ball” when he has grounded his club immediately in front of or immediately behind the ball, whether or not he has taken his stance.” This means you can take a stroke and strike the ball without ever actually addressing the ball. There are already a few times that you may have done this without ever knowing it. For example, while hitting the ball out of the bunker, or hitting the ball out of a lateral or water hazard. This can come in handy in a situation when you think that the ball may move by grounding the club or by other…
  • Keep Your Grooves Clean

    jason
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Contrary to popular belief grooves do not put spin on the golf ball when you strike it. It is a clean face and loft that puts spin on the ball but it is the clean grooves that help make the face clean when you strike the ball. When you strike the golf ball, grass, dirt, and water are supposed to go into the grooves so that the golf ball makes as clean contact with the face of the golf club as possible. If the grooves are not clean – all of that grass, dirt, and water will be in between the golf ball and the face of the club. To clean the grooves of a club it is best to use a tee or…
  • What To Do If You Lost Your Ball

    jason
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to Rule 27-1 from the USGA you have five minutes to search for your ball. This time starts from when you actually start searching for the ball. If you do not find the ball within five minutes the ball is lost whether you find it after the five minutes or not. You must play a ball as close to the spot at which the original ball was played while also incurring a one stroke penalty. Whenever you hit a shot and you are unsure of whether or not you will be able to find your golf ball, you are allowed to hit a second shot from the same spot. This shot is called a provisional. The purpose…
  • Ways to Grip the Golf Club

    jason
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Baseball Grip/Ten-Finger Grip This grip is when you grip the golf club with the top hand index finger and bottom hand pinky finger are side by side touching each other. This grip is recommended for people with weak hands and wrists. It gives your hands the most freedom to turn the club over. Interlocking Grip This grip is when you grip the golf club with the top hand index finger and bottom hand pinky finger interlocking each other. This is recommended for people with small hands. This grip unifies the hands the most out of the three different styles. This cuts down on wrist movement. This…
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  • Dodgers clinch playoff spot with Brewers' loss

    Nick Bond
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Clayton Kershaw wins his 20th in Chicago, allowing the Dodgers to clinch a playoff berth with Milwaukee's loss against Pittsburgh on Friday night. After demolishing the lovable Cubs 14-5 in Wrigleyville earlier today in support of Clayton Kershaw, the Dodgers have clinched a playoff berth following the Brewers' 4-2 loss to the Pirates. Pittsburgh's Russell Martin hit a three-run home run to give the Bucs the lead over Milwaukee in the bottom of the eighth at PNC Park. The Dodgers are the fourth team to guarantee themselves a spot in the postseason, along with the division-winning Nationals,…
  • Mets mathematically eliminated from MLB playoffs

    Craig Goldstein
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Terry Collins sees his Mets eliminated from the playoffs, the eighth consecutive season they won't see postseason play. The Mets' season has long been over, but the books officially closed on their 2014 playoff hopes on Friday night. New York is leading the Braves, but the second Wild Card-leading Pirates (83-70) beat the Brewers on Friday, giving Pittsburgh more win than is possible for the 73-80 Mets. While the Mets received some pleasant performances, notably from Lucas Duda at the plate, Juan Lagares in the field and Jacob deGrom on the mound, they couldn't overcome their overall lack of…
  • ESPN's MLB broadcast features collapsing chairs

    Seth Rosenthal
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:56 pm
    They made a few fat jokes after this happened to John Kruk... ...and then Dan Shulman got it, too, and suddenly it was the chairs' fault:
  • Hero Braves fan catches laser home run in popcorn bucket

    Seth Rosenthal
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Lucas Duda crushed a home run against the Braves Friday night. This guy made the grab: That's some popcorn lost and a delightfully dopey celebration, but compare him to the Pirates fan we saw attempt this maneuver earlier this season: Waaaay better, and like I said, this Duda homer was a liner. Braves guy didn't have the time Pirates guy had to prepare. So, let's give popcorn buckets some credit. They're decent baseball gloves. Still might wanna think twice about hats, though. Update: Hadn't even noticed this! .@SBNation There are heroes and then there are HEROES. But seriously, I think…
  • The Braves' 'Simba Cam' is way better than the Kiss Cam

    Seth Rosenthal
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    I, for one, like this idea: The "Kiss Cam" is played out and often laden with heteronormative vibes. "Dance Cam" is kinda boring at this point. Most alternatives -- I've seen the "bongo cam" at UNLV, where people mime drumming -- are kinda lame and don't invite funny enough participation. Making people lift each other like Simba is clever and I approve, especially when Jose Constanza gets involved. The baby doesn't seem too into it, though. Just no "Scar Cam" where people push each other off ledges, please.
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    The Golf Blog

  • The Golf Blog: Caddy Steve Williams leaves Adam Scott for more limited schedule, semi-retirement; speculation about reunion with Tiger Woods

    mulligan
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    Statement: Adam Scott & Steve Williams officially part ways http://t.co/DeSkBpiNFJ pic.twitter.com/YiH0lXkVnI — Golf Australia (@GolfAust) September 17, 2014
  • The Golf Blog: Photos Greg Norman has chainsaw accident but avoids losing his left hand

    mulligan
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    Golf legend Greg Norman injured in chainsaw incident: "I was one lucky man today" – http://t.co/MtOyqCRYjf pic.twitter.com/WlWWOF3zSY — ABC News (@ABC) September 14, 2014 Greg Norman 'lucky' to still have his left hand after chainsaw accident: http://t.co/ugR7sQ9bBO — USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) September 14, 2014 Golfer Greg Norman injures hand in chainsaw incident, lives to tweet about it. NBD. http://t.co/iSW6v35rI0 pic.twitter.com/ihec6AJu5X — Mashable (@mashable) September 14, 2014
  • The Golf Blog: What is Butch Harmon afraid of?

    mulligan
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    Butch Harmon says that he had the "easiest" job when it came to Tiger Woods. @PGATOUR notes: http://t.co/IOMU4eqsg4 pic.twitter.com/S48LZvVNla — Golfweek Magazine (@GolfweekMag) August 27, 2014 A Tiger/Butch reunion? Not going to happen, says Butch Harmon: http://t.co/T1mTT0y9lX pic.twitter.com/J8cjyhV2fc — Golf.com (@golf_com) August 26, 2014 The Golf Blog says: For someone who hasn’t been asked yet, Butch Harmon has been pretty eager to pour cold water on the mere idea of reuniting with Tiger Woods as his swing coach. Butch has already said he wouldn’t do…
  • The Golf Blog: Curtis Strange says only coach who can get Tiger Woods back on track to vie for major record is Butch Harmon

    mulligan
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:55 pm
    Curtis Strange says on ESPN only one man can help Tiger Woods get back on run to beat Jack Nicklaus' major record: Butch Harmon. #truth — thegolfblog (@thegolfblog) August 25, 2014
  • The Golf Blog: Tiger Woods officially splits with Sean Foley; questions mount on return back to Butch Harmon

    mulligan
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Sean Foley on Tiger Woods after split: "I have nothing but respect and admiration for him." http://t.co/miJdAm8Qwu pic.twitter.com/bn695HlZgE — Golfweek Magazine (@GolfweekMag) August 25, 2014 BREAKING: @TigerWoods parts ways with swing coach Sean Foley: http://t.co/dpNwJrgCDr pic.twitter.com/yewubFRkL2 — PGA.COM (@PGA_com) August 25, 2014 The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods made it official: he’s parting ways with swing coach Sean Foley, under whose instruction Tiger won no majors. This, of course, raises the question: Is Tiger going back to Butch Harmon? Click here…
 
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    Golf Girl's Diary

  • Watermelon Gazpacho Cocktail - A Sublime September Tipple

    Patricia Hannigan
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    With September firmly in its second half, the days are decidedly getting shorter.  Our New England foliage is beginning to feature some lively licks of color, and the morning chill no longer allows for a sleeveless stroll to the mailbox.  That the official end of summer is still several days off is of little solace to those lamenting the approach of winter.I used to be one of those lamenters.  I'd get all gloomy at the first hint of fall; pumpkins depressed me... so did chrysanthemums and cornucopias. Especially cornucopias.  An irrational dread of what the winter might bring had left…
  • The Birdie Sisters Continue to Create A Unique & Inspiring Golf Narrative

    Patricia Hannigan
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    In the Autumn of 2009, when I first met up with Myah and Erica Jackson they were just 9 and 11 years old, but already the prodigious pair was well-known in Midwestern junior golf circles. In fact, the Chicago-based sisters... having started playing golf at age four... had by that time become The Birdie Sisters... and not only did they regularly win golf tournaments, they also excelled at other disciplines; their family YouTube channel... in addition to golf and talk show clips... featured the girls (and their younger brother) participating in Taekwondo competitions and performing in…
  • On National Dog Day: Golf's Top Dogs And Their Cute Calendar

    Patricia Hannigan
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    When someone says "golf pin-up" or "golf calendar model" it generally brings to mind images like like this.  Or perhaps, this. In other words, you picture a shapely lady in a revealing outfit... with maybe a golf club or two in the mix.Well, earlier today I discovered a totally different kind of "golf pin-up". One with a slightly less... libidinous... aesthetic.TurfNet.com is a site for golf course superintendents, the often under-heralded professionals who manage the labor, time, materials and financial resources needed to care for the fairways and greens of the courses we play…
  • Ryo Revival: Ishikawa Gets A Long Awaited Win & A British Open Entrée

    Patricia Hannigan
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
    Relentlessly Stylish Ryo           photo: callawayapparel.jpAt first glance, age 22 would seem preposterously young to be talking about relaunching a career, but for some of today's professional golfers, the concept is not so far fetched. They take up the game as children and achieve early success; winning on increasingly important stages, collecting ever more impressive trophies and piling up precocity records. 
Youthful achievers fascinate fans, and as a result they often inspire the proverbial "media frenzy", which brings with it the prospect of lucrative sponsorship…
  • 5 Connecticut Courses That Challenge Golfers With Island Greens

    Patricia Hannigan
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    With its massive purse and unofficial "fifth major" status, the Players Championship is a perennial favorite of golf fans, but most would probably agree that it's mainly the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass that allows this tournament to transcend golf... and capture the attention of the masses.There's something about an island green: the prospect of a sudden watery demise can play on the nerves of even the most experienced golfer...  and drama will often ensue.It's a good bet there's not a golfer anywhere who's watched the Players Championship without imagining…
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    Instruction

  • The Week In Style: 09.17.14

    Marty Hackel
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Style's weekly look at what people are wearing on and off the golf course. Want his take on your look? Submit your style to @GolfDigestMag on Twitter using #HeyMrStyle.
  • Photos: Golf & Music

    GolfDigest.com
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Exclusive images from Golf Digest's October 2014 sessions with musicians
  • FedEx Cup Playoffs: Birdies and Bogeys

    The Editors
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Who were the winners and losers in the FedEx Cup Playoffs? It's time to take a closer look with another edition of birdies and bogeys.
  • Todd Anderson: Load And Explode

    Todd Anderson
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How to build power and deliver it to the ball.
  • The Week In Style: 09.10.14

    Marty Hackel
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Style's weekly look at what people are wearing on and off the golf course. Want his take on your look? Submit your style to @GolfDigestMag on Twitter using #HeyMrStyle.
 
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    ARMCHAIR GOLF BLOG

  • Media Conference Call: Miller, Feherty, Nobilo Preview 2014 Ryder Cup

    The Armchair Golfer
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:31 pm
    TODAY NBC SPORTS GROUP HOSTED a media conference call to preview the 2014 Ryder Cup. Golf Channel analyst Frank Nobilo, Golf Channel host David Feherty and NBC/Golf Channel lead analyst Johnny Miller were on the phone sharing their thoughts about the upcoming matches at Gleneagles.Following are comments I pulled from the transcript.JOHNNY MILLER: I obviously have to act like I don't necessarily care who wins between the two sides, but I do care. I'd like to see the U.S. finally get a win. Obviously that would be super important. I'm just really pumped to go over there. That's all I've been…
  • Does Team USA Have a Prayer?

    The Armchair Golfer
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THE U.S. Ryder Cup team hasn't won on European soil since 1993. Those matches were played at The Belfry in England, and the man who sank the clinching putt, Davis Love III, is making his Champions Tour debut this week in Hawaii. The U.S. captain was Tom Watson. The final score was United States 16 1/2, Europe 11 1/2.Winning five of six and seven of nine, it has been all Europe since then. America has won the Ryder Cup just once in the 21st century. That lone victory was at Valhalla in 2008, with Paul Azinger at the helm.I now have some golf friends across the pond who are…
  • BBC Sport: Greatest Ryder Cup Moments

    The Armchair Golfer
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    A photograph of the 1969 Great Britain Ryder Cup team, including autograph of Peter Alliss (second from left).Others from left to right: Christy O'Connor Sr. Alex Caygill, Brian Barnes, Captain Eric Brown, Peter Townsend,Bernard Gallacher, Bernard Hunt, Tony Jacklin, Brian Huggett, Peter Butler and Neil Coles. (Uniquely Sporting)ON WEDNESDAY BBC SPORT PUBLISHED "Ryder Cup: Pick your greatest moment from our top 10." BBC Sport wrote:Tense, thrilling, fun, frenetic, sometimes controversial, always absorbing, the Ryder Cup throws up some of sport's most iconic and enduring…
  • Web.com Tour Championship: 25 PGA Tour Cards at Stake

    The Armchair Golfer
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    By Golf Channel CommunicationsORLANDO, Fla. (September 16, 2014) – Twenty-five 2014-15 PGA TOUR cards are on the line at week’s end as the 2014 Web.com Tour season concludes at TPC Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley course with the Web.com Tour Championship. Players will receive cards based on their cumulative play in the four Web.com Tour Finals events. An additional 25 cards will be awarded on Sunday to “The 25”those Web.com Tour players already having secured their PGA TOUR cards for 2014-15 during the Web.com Tour regular season.20-time PGA TOUR winner Davis Love III makes his Champions…
  • Golf Auction of Jack Fleck Collection (631 Items)

    The Armchair Golfer
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    JACK FLECK DIED ON MARCH 21. At times it still doesn't seem real to me.Jack called me a lot when I was working on my first book, THE LONGEST SHOT: Jack Fleck, Ben Hogan, and Pro Golf's Greatest Upset at the 1955 U.S. Open. We had great conversations. He told me a lot, some of which was not for publication. I'm glad he reached the point where he trusted me. I also usually saw Jack a couple of times a year at Champions Tour events.Fleck's Ben Hogan 3 and 4 woodsand Tommy Armour driver.Jack collected a lot of neat golf stuff during his 70-plus years as a golf professional. Now it's up for…
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    Aussie Golfer

  • Nicolas Colsaerts smashes longest ever drive on European Tour

    Aussie Golfer
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Nicolas Colsaerts smashed his drive a long way and turned a long par-5 into a short par-4. Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts set the record for the longest ever drive at a European Tour event overnight. During his opening round over the ISPS HANDA Wales Open at Celtic Manor, Colsaerts hit his drive 447 yards (408 metres) at the par-5 18th hole! The drive meant Colsaerts was left with a gap wedge to the green at the 575-yard closing hole and made an easy eagle.
  • R&A votes to allow female members and joins 20th century (in the 21st century)

    Aussie Golfer
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    While not the most important vote in Scotland this week, the R&A’s decision to allow female members was long overdue. In a week where there is a lot of serious voting going on in Scotland, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club have voted to accept female members. The historic, and somewhat antediluvian club has more than 2400 members across the world and more than 75 per cent of them cast their vote in the ballot with more than 85 per cent in favour of accepting female members.
  • Adam Scott and Steve Williams part ways

    Aussie Golfer
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Adam Scott has parted ways with his long-time caddie Steve Williams. #455450458 / gettyimages.com The partnership of Adam Scott and caddie Steve Williams has come to an end. Adam Scott announced the split in a statement late yesterday: “Steve has been an integral part of my team in a period where I have fulfilled some of my lifetime golfing goals,” Scott said. “His dedication and professionalism have been without question, and his friendship is highly valued.
  • 18 tips to get your golf game in shape for summer

    Aussie Golfer
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:25 am
    Hear that? That’s the sound of summer on its way. Are you ready to hit the fairways? In just a few weeks time, footy finals, hoodies and chilly mornings will give way to sparkling sunshine, longer days and the lure of a summer on the golf course. Your hibernating golfing buddies are dusting of the teledex right now, itching to give you a call and tee up that next round of golf.
  • GolfBuddy launch new talking GPS rangefinder

    Aussie Golfer
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    GolfBuddy announces the launch of the newest addition to its Voice Line, the VS4 Talking GPS. GolfBuddy are one of the leaders when it comes to golf GPS rangefinders and for a few years they’ve been perfecting the talking distance finder. Just in time for summer, they’ve just released the VS4, the latest release in their Voice Line a new GPS devices. From the press release: The new easy-to-use design enables users to hear the distance to the front, centre and back of the green from their point of view, at the touch of a button – giving golfers reliable distance readings so that…
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    Buzzin Golf

  • Free Competition to Win Gents Harris Tweed Golf Shoe Bag

    Terry Lane
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Harris Tweed Golf Shoe Bag by Catherine Aitken Ahead of this year’s Ryder Cup clash at Gleneagles, Catherine Aitken of Edinburgh are offering the chance to win a high quality golf shoe bag. Perfect for golf footwear or everyday shoes. Created from handwoven Harris Tweed and lined in premium strong and durable waterproof waxed cotton with antique effect. There’s a strong zip closure with leather pull tag, and a leather handle that can also be used as a hanger.  Fits up to size eleven shoe Free Competition Enter our Free Competition to win a handwoven Harris Tweed Golf Shoe Bag To…
  • 5 things you need to know before buying golf sunglasses

    Edwin Huxley
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:03 am
    Sunglasses do far more than just making look like a pro, they’re one golf accessory that can help improve your game throughout the summer months and offer protection from harmful rays. Designed especially for players to help distinguish between greens and fairways, follow the ball whilst it’s in-flight and most importantly, not interfere with your swing – a good pair of golf shades will improve your performance and enhance your game! There are 5 specific features golfers should look for when purchasing a new pair on sunglasses, so before you splash out on a new pair of shades this…
  • Rory McIlroy Set For US Open Bid

    Edwin Huxley
    20 Jun 2014 | 5:46 am
    Rory McIlroy goes into the 2014 US Open at Pinehurst Resort as the Betfair favourite to claim his third major championship and his second in this tournament. The Northern Irishman has already tasted victory in 2014 as he was successful in the BMW PGA Championship last month at Wentworth. That win in England marked his first European Tour win since November 2012. It was also his first tournament since he officially announced to the public that he had split from his girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki. Rory McIlroy will be hoping to join the elusive list that includes players that have all won the US…
  • The Best Golf Courses in Western France

    Edwin Huxley
    27 May 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Image source: Brittany Ferries presents the best golf courses in Western France.
  • Rory McIlroy ready to step up at The Masters

    Edwin Huxley
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Rory McIlroy has insisted he is ready to take the role of Tiger Woods at this year’s Masters and be the man to watch at Augusta in the first major of the year. Woods was forced to withdraw from the Masters following surgery on his back, opening the door for McIlroy to step into the limelight left by the absent world number one. After his victories at the 2011 US Open and then the 2012 US PGA Championship, McIlroy won his first two majors at a younger age than Woods, but the Northern Irishman has so far failed to add to his collection. While Augusta holds some dark memories for McIlroy…
 
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    Golf Babes

  • Caite Upton and Back9Network's 'Off Par'

    The Squire
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    We wrote earlier about Back9Network's The Turn and its co-host, Erica Bachelor. Let's turn now to another of the shows that will debut when Back9Network makes the leap from online content to television network: Off Par, co-hosted by Caite Upton. First, a reminder about what Back9Network is up to: The network has existed for a couple years as an online content destination, with plans to grow
  • Erica Bachelor, Co-Host of Back9Network's Flagship Show

    The Squire
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:48 am
    Did you know that a new golf television network is about to launch? The Back9Network has actually been around a couple years as a web presence, offering written and video content while working toward launching as a full-fledged television network. That launch is now scheduled for Sept. 29, 2014, when Back9Network goes live on DirecTV (the network is pursuing additional distribution and should
  • Watch Christy Yun's 'Hot' Tip

    The Squire
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    A few days ago we told you about the Golf Digest video series called "The Sexiest Shots in Golf," and which features Anna Rawson and Blair O'Neal. Today, let's take a look at Golf magazine's own video series called "Hot Tip from a Hot Golfer." The folks at Golf.com have been posting these videos for several months now, both on Golf.com and also on YouTube. And one of the hot golfers providing
  • The Many Talents of Carly Booth

    The Squire
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    If you're on Instagram, like golf babes, and are not following Carly Booth, well, what's wrong with you? The Scottish lass and Ladies European Tour winner shares lots of pics, quite a few of them of the bikini or clubwear variety. Fore! And she has many talents. Such as dancing up a storm in the clubs: And walking on her hands: She's a fun follow. Check her out at instagram.com/
  • Lexi Thompson's 'Golf Punk' Photo Shoot

    The Squire
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    If you're a Lexi Thompson fan (heck, even if you're not - but, c'mon, how many Golf Babes readers aren't?) you'll definitely want to check out the latest online edition of Golf Punk magazine. It features an interview with the LPGA wunderkind, accompanied by a photo shoot that proves "little" Lexi is all grown up. Here's a screenshot of the title page: And here's a quartet of images that Lexi
 
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    GolfNow.com Blog

  • 3 Amazing Northeast Courses to Play Before Winter

    Katherine Eardley
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    School buses are back on the road, leaves are promising a brilliant array of colors and golf remains popular in the Northeast, while the weather allows. Indeed, this is a prime time to tee up on some of the region’s … View More ►
  • Ryder Cup: 10 ‘Did You Know’ Facts

    Katherine Eardley
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    In less than a week, Team USA will take on Team Europe in the highly-anticipated 2014 Ryder Cup. The famed match play tournament will be hosted at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland – a recently-renovated course measuring 7,262 yards.  As we … View More ►
  • Ace in the Hole

    Katherine Eardley
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    There are simply some moments that stand out in a golfer’s mind forever, whether it’s a birdie chip-in from the back edge of the green or a 100-foot-long putt that weaves in and out of ridges only to miraculously drop … View More ►
  • LAST DAY: Enter to Win a Trip with Keegan Bradley!

    Katherine Eardley
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    Today is the LAST DAY to enter for a chance to win the Coast To Coast Golf Trip with Keegan Bradley! Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. ET tonight, September 12. Don’t miss your chance to play golf with a … View More ►
  • Celebrating The King: Arnold Palmer’s 85th Birthday

    Katherine Eardley
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    Today, we pause and raise a glass of half lemonade, half iced tea to celebrate “The King” – Arnold Palmer himself. The 62-time PGA TOUR champion is 85 years young today. In honor of the milestone, Golf Channel will air … View More ►
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    Hooked On Golf Blog

  • Galvin Green Millard Polo

    Tony Korologos
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Galvin Green is a Swedish apparel company with some very stylish and high technology offerings. Case in point is today’s review, the Millard Polo. This piece is the iPhone 6 […]
  • Measure Winds on Your Phone or Tablet With the Weather Flow Wind Meter

    Tony Korologos
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    I wish I had the Weather Flow Wind Meter unit the last time I golfed in Scotland.  Those numbers would have been crazy.  The Weather Flow Wind Meter is a very small […]
  • Bridgestone Golf Collegiate Team Logo Hats

    Tony Korologos
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’ll admit it. I can be bought. Send me a golf product with a Utah Utes logo on it and you are guaranteed airtime. I’m doing a hat review today. […]
  • 14 Clubs

    Tony Korologos
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Are 14 Clubs Really Necessary? The last two times I’ve played golf in Scotland I’ve realized that over there a few clubs are simply not necessary.  First, the lob wedge. […]
  • Need Some Fresh Golf Tips? Try Your Horoscope

    Tony Korologos
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    I was thumbing through the newspaper at lunch today.  For those who don’t know, a newspaper is a big piece of paper with news printed on it.  I haven’t read […]
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    Kiel Christianson

  • Treating my PGA Championship hangover with small-batch Kentucky bourbon

    Kiel Christianson
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Let's be honest: The PGA Championship is nobody's favorite major. Before the FedEx Cup, it heralded the effective end of the PGA Tour season. And even now, it is just as likely to be won by a Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem, or Y.E. Yang as it is a Tiger Woods…
  • Hey, USGA – Why no U.S. Women's Senior Open?

    Kiel Christianson
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    The world is lousy with inequities, serious life-and-death inequities, many examples of which have been filling the news these past months. When it comes to these unfair situations, pretty much anything related to golf ranks well down the list. Never…
  • Hydro Flask: Hydration and/or libation for golfers

    Kiel Christianson
    3 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Well, the club championship at my home course has just wound up. Or, as I refer to it, the Weekend of My Worst Rounds. It never fails: I'm playing well going into the championship, and then proceed to collapse more dramatically than Argentina's economy.…
  • Nike Lunar Waverly golf shoe: Blending the best of British sports events

    Kiel Christianson
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    When Rory McIlroy wins majors, he does it in dominating fashion, doesn't he? Wire-to-wire to win my favorite British sports event – wow! Of course my second favorite is Wimbledon – the most iconic British sporting event of all. Nike Golf has intr…
  • The Open Championship: Testing golfers' nerves and spectators' livers

    Kiel Christianson
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    At the first twinkling of sunlight yesterday, I rose from bed, stumbled zombie-like toward the television, and sank again into the couch, ready for a long morning of Open Championship coverage. After only an hour or two, I was jarred out of my links…
 
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    Aspiring Golfer

  • USA hit by Ryder Cup injuries

    paul
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    USA captain Tom Watson has been dealt a number of injury headaches ahead of next month’s Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. With Europe heading into the event as the firm favourites with online bookmakers like bet365 and Betfair, it’s far from ideal for the USA to see some key players struggling with their fitness over the past couple of months. With time running out for Watson and his assistants to assemble a line-up they feel can wrestle the Ryder Cup trophy from Europe’s grasp, the American captain will be wondering what sort of team he’s going to be able to name. Matt Kuchar has been the…
  • Missing Tiger

    paul
    25 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    With Tiger Woods missing the recent Masters for the first time in his professional career after surgery to a pinched nerve in his back, the professional Golf World is asking itself what his permanent absence might mean to the sport. Tiger’s worth to the game has been calculated at $15bn, which is based on historical data of declining ticket receipts and lower TV ratings (25% to 30% drop) when he has missed tournaments. The inescapable truth is that without Tiger Woods the game is not as interesting and people literally switch off. Despite Tiger’s recent misdemeanors off the course…
  • G-Mac learns Woods lesson

    paul
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:05 am
    Graeme McDowell was simply giving his opinion on where Tiger Woods’ game is right now but the Northern Irishman seems to have been caught up in quite the frenzy ahead of the Masters in early April. Of course the world number one Woods is there or thereabouts at the top of the markets when you bet on golf and will be there once again when the major at Augusta comes around. But surely it’s fair to say the Tiger we see on the course now is not a player as formidable as the man who won 14 major titles in a storming start to his career. Few would criticise a football pundit for saying…
  • Waste Management Phoenix Open

    paul
    31 Jan 2014 | 10:46 am
    Defending champion Phil Mickelson opened up with an even-par round of 71 in the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The Open winner has been struggling with a back problem over the past couple of weeks but was keen to play in Arizona, the State where he went to university in 1992. 12 months ago, Mickelson hit a round of 60 on the Thursday of this event which set him up for the tournament win for Betfair backers. Lefty goes into day two, seven shots off the pace as Bubba Watson and Y.E Yang both finished with 64s to lead the competition. The South Korean was first to enter the clubhouse with his…
  • Donald ends year on a high in Japan

    paul
    5 Dec 2013 | 3:48 am
    Luke Donald made sure he won’t have gone through 2013 without winning a title after defending his crown at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan to win his first tournament of the year. While Donald didn’t have everything his own way in Japan, the former world number one was value for his win and showed why he had been the favourite with Betfair going into the tournament. The 35-year-old Englishman started the final round as the Betfair favourite courtesy of a two-shot lead over South Korea’s Kim Hyung-Sung following his two-over-par 73 in the first round with scores of 66 and 65…
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    Sandbox8.com

  • Style Picks: Tom Morris Autumn Winter 2014 Collection

    Rob Hayashida
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Sandbox8.comStyle Picks: Tom Morris Autumn Winter 2014 Collection For its second Autumn/Winter collection, Tom Morris has drawn its inspiration by the journey Tom made from St. Andrews to Prestwick in 1851. The course he designed there would go on to become the birthplace of The Open Championship. Some of the notable pieces in the collection are the Philp DB Peacot, which is double breasted coat made from heavy wool made in England. The classic tailored fit and length of the coat make it the perfect jacket to wear over a suit or with jeans on the weekend. Other highlights include the Ferrie…
  • Manele Bay Golf Course Review

    Rob Hayashida
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Sandbox8.comManele Bay Golf Course Review When you think about golfing in Hawaii, one of several courses immediately come to mind: Kapalua Plantation Course on Maui, and Ko Olina on the island of Ohau. Both of those courses host PGA (Hyundai Tournament of Champions) and LPGA (Lotte Championship) Tour events, and draw a lot of golfers from around the world who want to play some of the top golf courses in the Unites States. When I was headed to Hawaii for vacation in August, I asked my cousin Steve, who lives on Ohau, and is an avid golfer , what is the one golf course I shouldn’t…
  • GAME GOLF Introduces New “Challenges” Feature

    Rob Hayashida
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Sandbox8.comGAME GOLF Introduces New “Challenges” Feature                                 GAME GOLF introduced its new “Challenges” feature that connects golfers to compete against each other on its platform based on a number of statistics: Drive Distance, Greens in Regulation, Number of Putts, Total Pars, Total Birdies, and Total Score. The “Challenges” feature works like this, you can either join or create a community Challenge, which are open to everyone on GAME GOLF, create…
  • Book Preview: Draw in the Dunes

    Rob Hayashida
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Sandbox8.comBook Preview: Draw in the Dunes We are 32 days away from the 2014 Ryder Cup in Gleneagles, and only the second time in 40 years that the tournament has been in Scotland. The United States team used to dominate, until recently, but in 1969 the Ryder Cup teetered on the brink of irrelevancy. The United States dominated the English for the first 42 years of competition since the formation of the event, winning by large margins every time they met. Neil Sagebiel, author and fellow blogger has written a new book, Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and The Finish that Shocked the…
  • TaylorMade Golf Debuts New Web Reality Series: Tour Truck Confidential

    Rob Hayashida
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Sandbox8.comTaylorMade Golf Debuts New Web Reality Series: Tour Truck Confidential Did you ever want to know what it feels like to go on the road and drive the TaylorMade equipment truck that travels the PGA Tour, week in, week out? Now you can be a fly on the wall in the world of seven men who call the TaylorMade Tour Van their office, and see for yourself the skill, pressure, and fun that goes into servicing some of the top golfers in the world in the new web reality series called Tour Truck Confidential. The two of the four series debuted today on TaylorMade Golf and you can watch them…
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    Ottawa Golf Blog

  • Ryder Cup Preview

    Sean Crogie
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:08 am
    The 2014 edition of the Ryder Cup kicks off in just a few weeks’ time at Gleneagles in Scotland and there is plenty to note heading into the contest. Team USA have reportedly fell apart over the last month and very few golfers head into the contest with Team Europe on the back of any momentum. Team Europe, however, have gone strength to strength with their team and are the looking good value for a win on their very own European soil.The PGA Tour should have in theory created a major wave of momentum for Team USA to ride into the Ryder Cup on the back of, but sadly that will be far from the…
  • Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Fall Stay-and-Play Packages

    Sean Crogie
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:01 pm
    It's seems the only time I can play a copious amount of golf is when I go away on a golf trip. Go away, take a break from the jobs and just play golf.It's been since the early spring in North Carolina that I've had a sustained run of golf. Now Hilton Head Island is beckoning once again for me to play.The Lowcountry at its best in the fall. Idyllic weather, amazing course conditions, no crowds and delicious seasonal southern fare. All my favorite things!News Release Prime Course Conditions, Perfect Weather Ideal for End-of-Season Golf Trip(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf…
  • Tom Watson Lessons Of A Lifetime II DVD Review - Golf Instruction

    Sean Crogie
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:59 am
    When it comes to golf instruction there's no one betterthan Tom Watson. Still going strong at 64 he's currently going over his optionsand will announce his captain’s picks on Sept. 2 for the The Ryder Cup. Pitting the American team against one composed of players from EuropeThe Ryder Cupwill be played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles in Scotland.Watson is one golfer that knows what to look for in a winning golfer. Pretty sure he can help us with our golf games.Tom Watson Lessons Of A Lifetime II DVD In 2010, world famous golfer Tom Watson released his DVD lesson series called Lessons of a…
  • McIlroy wins PGA Championship, Odds on Favourite for Masters Win

    Sean Crogie
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Again this weekend Rory McIlroy showed us why he’s the World’s #1 golfer winning the the PGA Championship by one shot over Phil Mickelson Sunday at Valhalla. So now golf oddsmakers have Rory listed as a 5/1 favourite to win next spring at Augusta National. Damn we actually have to wait 8 months before McIlroy heads down Magnolia in search of his third straight major and the final leg of the career grand slam.This week I had a lot of success with my golf fantasy picks including some golf money wagering. Now I’m not ready to write any golf fantasy guides just because I had a good week (my…
  • Apparel Review: Sunice Bremer Polo - Silver Collection

    Sean Crogie
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Over the years I've always been impressed with Sunice's Outerwear. Having the chance to review the Bremer Polo from Sunice, I came away once again impressed with what Sunice is doing both in style and technology.The Sunice Bremer is part of the Sunice Silver collection which features X-Static®. What Sunice has figured out is by bonding silver with the rest of the fabric of the Bremer shirt you can create a shirt that keeps you cool and dry during that hot and sticky summer round of golf. You have to love the thermodynamic properties of silver and the way Sunice has incorporated them into…
 
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    PutterZone - Best Putter Reviews

  • Hot Tech: Dead Aim Putters

    Sean Weir
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:30 pm
    We wrote the book on putter fitting, so we are partial to putter companies that place an emphasis on training and education. One such standout is Dead Aim Putters, which offers an innovative sightline technology as well as a few inventive training add-ons to help golfers take proper aim and groove a better stroke. For starters, the company’s patented sightline technology provides ingenious feedback for golfers who like to set up with their eyes directly over the ball. This technology consists of a sightline along the crown that is interrupted by three successive circular ports. These…
  • Insider Interview: Palmbird Putter Grips

    Sean Weir
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:04 am
    We always admire entrepreneurs and inventors who not only have an idea for putting improvement, but who also have the guts to see the idea through from concept to finished product. One such product that recently crossed our desk is the Palmbird putter grip created by PGA professional Phillip Jaffe. Billed as a “putter grip and putting aid all-in-one,” the Palmbird bucks putter grip tradition by having no flat side along the front, and no tapering in the hands area. We caught up with Phillip to learn more about this distinctive putter grip. Following is our exclusive interview:…
  • Tour Sticks: Sergio Garcia’s Putter

    Sean Weir
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Sergio Garcia racked up an impressive final round at the British Open, sinking several crucial putts before coming up just short and finishing two shots off the pace of winner Rory McIlroy. Sergio Garcia’s putter is a new TaylorMade Spider Mallet 2.0, a next-generation Spider model that will be released to the public in August according to TaylorMade Golf. The 2.0 putter is similar to the original Spider Mallet pictured here, but features a differentiated color scheme, dialing back the white in favor of more black. A polished sole also adds a bit of extra flash to the 2.0 putters. The…
  • Tour Sticks: McIlroy’s British Open Putter

    Sean Weir
    20 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    If Rory McIlroy staves off Sergio and Ricky on his way to an Open victory at Royal Liverpool today, it will be yet another major feather in the cap of the Nike Method putter. Indeed, as we reported a few weeks ago, Michelle Wie rocked the Nike Method 006 model en route to a victory at the U.S. Women’s Open, which was just the latest in a long line of major wins for the Method. Rory McIlroy’s putter is also the Nike Method 006, which belongs to the original milled Method line launched in 2010, and which has racked up an impressive run on the professional circuits over the past…
  • The Future Is Now: Odyssey Teams Up with StrackaLine

    Sean Weir
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    As the world’s best golfers ply their trade at the British Open today, invoking the ghosts of golf’s past at the legendary course at Royal Liverpool, you might be forgiven for forgetting just how far golf technology has come in a short time–and not just for the professionals, but for the average recreational golfer. One of the most striking examples of “the future is now” is the StrackaLine Pro app for Apple iOS (an Android version is slated for later this year). In the words of StrackaLine, the app “uses state-of-the-art 3D laser technology that scans the…
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  • The Death of the Great American Golf Shop

    Tony Covey
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Written By: Tony Covey Most of you have already read One Insider’s View on The Demise of Golf Equipment Sales, and hopefully have a better understanding of the all too unpleasant realities of running a brick and mortar golf business in 2014. These guys are being squeezed on all sides. Competition includes other shops, big box, online warehouses, eBay, and the golf equipment companies themselves. As the marketplace has evolved, so too have consumers. More than ever we know what we want, we know what we’re willing to pay, and we’re willing to buy before we try. None of that…
  • TaylorMade R15 vs. TaylorMade SLDR 2.0

    Tony Covey
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    Do names matter? Should what’s stamped in the sole of  a driver impact how a golf club sells? While I will tell you that it shouldn’t, there’s a serious argument to be made that it does. Granted, PING (mostly Is and Gs) and Titleist (9…what year is it?) have succeeded by keeping it simple. Some of the other guys…well…they’ve been known to complicate things a bit. We’ve had RAZRs and Diablos, JetSpeeds and Rocketballz, and Cells of both the AMP and BIO varieties too. Does campy work, or are manufacturers better off keeping it simple? Golf is…
  • HOW IT’S MADE – 59Belts

    mygolfspy
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    59 belts launched in August 2007. Since then, many of the game’s top players have enjoyed being part of the golf brands coined ‘#59Crew’. Players such as Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Mike Weir, Lorena Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam are just a few who have, or still do, proudly represent the brand and their commitment to doing things the 59 way. Today we will take you on a tour of the 59 Custom Shop, their manufacturing facility in Southern California. From raw material to the fashion fairways of the PGA Tour, the magic really does happen somewhere in here. #CommittedtoBetter…
  • What You Told Us – Mizuno Survey Results

    Tony Covey
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Mizuno isn’t the biggest brand in golf. They don’t spend nearly as much as some others on Tour endorsements. They don’t have an astronomical marketing budget. They don’t even have a booth on the PGA Show Floor (Mizuno goes the conference room route). What they do have is an innovative iron fitting system, a loyal following, and a reputation for producing some of the best feeling irons in golf. How does all of this translate to our brand survey? Let’s get to it. Here’s What You Told Us We’ve seen similar results before. In many respects these Mizuno…
  • One Insider’s View on The Demise of Golf Equipment Sales

    Tony Covey
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Editor’s Note: An insider tells how the industry works and why it is nearing self-destruction. The following article was submitted by a MyGolfSpy reader. He owns and operates multiple retail golf facilities and wanted to share with you some of what he experiences in dealing with accelerated product cycles, MAP pricing, and declining profit margins. For obvious reasons, the author wishes to remain anonymous. Some Background I’m a business owner of more than one retail shop. We have been in business for over 10 years. In my time, I’m pretty sure I can say I’ve nearly seen it all.
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  • Who Is Scot Duke?

    Scot Duke
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    A number of years ago I wrote a blog that took a whimsical look at things people did not know about me.  It turned out OK, but it never really told people who I am and what I do or why I do what I do. I hope from what comes next you either confirm your thoughts of me or at the very least change them. The Question! Who is Scot Duke? I have never really asked myself that question but after doing so I found there are a couple of things I didn’t know about myself worth mentioning.  One being how hard it is write about ones self while answering the question.  Confused..so am I.  However,…
  • What To Do With the People Who Just Don’t Get It!

    Scot Duke
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    OK, so you have someone in your Google+ Stream who has the potential of being awesome but they seem from their comments they don’t know exactly how social media really works.  Kinda reminds me of the little lady who is in the Esurance Commercial who is posting photos on her wall at home thinking she is using social media. How do you tell them they are doing it all wrong? You’ve seen them.  The people who place an irrational comment in someone’s post.  They say things like.. “I just saw this same post ten minutes ago so why are you posting it again?”……
  • Why Google+ Matters

    Scot Duke
    12 Sep 2014 | 5:52 am
    I’m sure you have heard people remark on their thinking Google+ doesn’t really matter.  For some, G+ may not matter, however for businesses…OH Boy…Google+ really does matter. Yes, G+ can be considered a social network.  There is in fact a lot of socializing going on in my Google+ stream which I totally enjoy. Fortunately, there is also commerce taking place on Google+ as well.  Today, Business marketing comes in the form of information..not sales pitches. Consumers Matter Did you know consumer are more likely to purchase a product or service after they learn…
  • How Many Hashtags Are Enough?

    Scot Duke
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:06 am
    Google+ Notifications are one thing, but what about the mega volumes of Hashtags?? My now you have seen the infamous ‘Hashtag Video’ and seen Hashtags being used nearly everywhere in the social spaces.  If so, then you more than likely are starting to see the many status updates in the Google+ stream using dozens of Hashtags. If not, you are VERY lucky.  Seems more and more people are getting turned off with the growing volume of posts using large numbers of Hashtags. How Many Hashtags are ENOUGH? The question I have about Hashtags is..How many Hashtags are enough? For those…
 
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  • SeeMore Tech Event - @PaulKaster (Royce Brook GC - Hillsborough, NJ - 9/20)

    SeeMore Admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
    Hillsborough, NJ & surrounding area - SeeMore Putters Tech Event - See the SeeMore Difference -Master fitter and leading putting instructor Paul Kaster will be on hand from 9-11am to show you the SeeMore difference. All in stock putters 40% off. Special orders 15% with a fitting. Custom fittings $30 (usually $50) on a first come first served basis.SATURDAY - September 20th - 9-11amRoyce Brook Golf Club201 Hamilton RdHillsborough, NJ 08844609-306-5029If you have questions, feel free to call PK. Bring yourself and one more!!
  • SeeMore Tech Event - @ConnorGolf (Gillette Ridge, CT) - 9/13

    SeeMore Admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Learn to Putt Like a MAJOR Champion (SPi George Connor – “Two-Time Connecticut Section PGA Teacher of the Year” and SPi / SeeMore Factory Rep. Brendan Shea - will be on hand to give putting fittings) September 13th (Saturday) – 10am-2pm Gillette Ridge 1360 Hall Boulevard Bloomfield, CT 06043 860-726-1430 Stop by anytime between 10am-2pm to learn some great tips about putting and get a fantastic putter fitting!!!  Bring a friend with you!! Share with Friends below -->>
  • Visionworks INsight: Zach Johnson (www.pgatour.com)

    SeeMore Admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    short commercial before video (Throwback) - Zach Johnson started the final round of the 2013 BMW Championship three shots off the lead but was able to take control of the tournament with his putter for his 10th PGA TOUR victory. Click HERE to view Video. Share with Friends Below -->>
  • Immediate results with SeeMore’s Rifle Scope Technology (Taking the Divot)

    SeeMore Admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    In just over a year I have taken 4 shots off my handicap, and it is 100% due to my SeeMore FGP original putter. I can list the reasons why I think I have never been a strong putter. There is my odd eyesight, -7.5 in my left eye and -1 in my right. I am convinced this imbalance is why I struggle to read greens, why when I crouch down I see right to left, but when I stand up I see left to right. There is also the fact that while I have spent time practicing my putting, it was always practice in getting the ball in the hole, when I should have been practicing to improve my stroke, both my…
  • Zach Johnson (FGP blade) buries his 19-foot putt for birdie at Deutsche Bank - www.pgatour.com

    SeeMore Admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    short commercial before video In the opening of the 2014 Deutsche Bank Championship, Zach Johnson rolls in a 19-foot putt for birdie on the par-5 7th hole.  Click HERE to watch Video. Share with Friends BELOW-->>
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    Australian Senior Golfer

  • Golf: A Global Initiative to Grow the Game

    Brian O'Hare
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    MIKE ORLOFF over at Golf Industry Central has launched a new initiative called Grow The Game Central that aims to inspire continued development of the game we all love. The project aims to create a world-wide community of like-minded people banding together to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to play golf or increase their participation. Mike says he launched the website www.GrowTheGameCentral.com to tackle challenges such as declining participation and the ageing demographic of players and to attract a new generation of golfers. “Many grow the game initiatives being trialled…
  • Davis Love 111 makes US Champions Tour debut

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:52 pm
    TWENTY-TIME US PGA Tour winner Davis Love III will make his Champions Tour debut this week at the 2014 Pacific Links Hawaii Championship in Hawaii. Davis, who turned 50 in April, also claimed the 1997 PGA Championship and will join fellow former major champions Vijay Singh and Lee Janzen. “I’m thrilled to be making my Champions Tour debut at the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship,” Love said. “I couldn’t think of a better place to kick off this next phase of my career than in beautiful Hawaii.” Love’s fluid swing and winning ways made him one of golf’s most popular players. He…
  • Chalmers looking to secure PGA Tour return while 11 other Aussies struggling

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    2014 Web.com Tour Championship Preview: Leaderboard   GREG CHALMERS will be looking to lock in his return to the US PGA Tour this week with a good performance in the final event of the secondary tour – the Web.com Tour Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida. It all get a bit confusing at this time of year but basically 50 spots are up for grabs  on the main tour for the 2014-15 wrap around season. Twenty five of those spots have already been decided based on the top earners of the Web.com regular season. That includes Aussies Cameron Percy and Steve Alker. The remaining 25…
  • Europeans fine tune for 2014 Ryder Cup

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    ISPS Handa Wales Open Preview: Leaderboard FOUR of Eureope’s Ryder Cup players will be lining up at the Wales Open at The Celtic Manor Resort this week in a final hit out before the big event next week. England’s Lee Westwood, home favourite Jamie Donaldson, cup rookie Stephen Gallacher and Dane Thomas Björn will be featuring on a course that has been tailored to be as similar as possible to next week’s conditions at Gleneagles. Celtic Manor was the scene of Europe’s victory in 2010 and the four will be hoping to really get the competitive juices flowing. “I like to play the week…
  • Scott and Williams part ways

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:04 pm
    ADAM SCOTT and caddie Steve Williams have officially parted ways after a three-year partnership in which the Aussie golfer won the US Masters and achieved world No.1 status. Scott made the announcement in a statement released this week. “Steve has been an integral part of my team in a period where I have fulfilled some of my lifetime golfing goals,” Scott said. “His dedication and professionalism have been without question, and his friendship is highly valued. Our priorities and stages of life are different now, and so we decided that this is the best time to end our…
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    Perform Better Golf Blog

  • How To Stop Missing Short Putts

    Mike Pedersen
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:14 pm
      In this golf video tip, I show you why you are missing short putts and give you a fix to drain them every time. Tell us what you think by commenting below. The good. The bad. The ugly. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
  • How To Stop Hitting Fat Iron Shots

    Mike Pedersen
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
      We’ve been receiving tons of emails regarding golfers hit fat golf shots, so I wanted to shoot a video to help you fix it. Please comment below with your thoughts or questions.
  • Simple 3 Minute Golf Warm Up

    Mike Pedersen
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:16 pm
      This is a simple golf warmup video using a club. 1. Shoulder Raises – ease into this one. Start with club on this, hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Raise up to chest high, bring back down to legs, then continue to raise higher until you feel you can’t go anymore. The speed should be medium. 2. Golf Rotations – Grip wide on the club. Get in to your golf posture. Rotate back and through, starting shorter, then gradually rotating to what your normal golf swing will be. 10 total rotations each side. 3. Partial Toe Touches – Again wide grip on club, bend at…
  • Bobby Takes The ALS Challenge

    Mike Pedersen
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
      Okay…Mike did it to me, but for a great cause! He nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This charity is near, and dear to my heart, with many people affected by this dreadful disease. I challenge all of you to get wet, or pull out your checkbooks. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
  • Bobby Wraps Up PGA ChampionshipAnnounces Winner Of Contest

    Mike Pedersen
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
      Sorry for the delay in getting this video out to you, but we had to go through over 400 contestants to get the winner. Congratulations to Mark Heisey from Dillsburg, PA on winning our Golf Swing Weight Trainer! What an awesome tournament, and yes…Rory McIlroy did it again! I want to thank you for watching, and participating in our contest. We have some exciting things coming up for you, so be on the lookout in your inbox. Golfingly Yours, Bobby http://www.performbettergolf.com/bobby-eldridge
 
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • 7 Putting Secrets You Need to Know

    Doug
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Being a better putter, that’s every player’s goal who really understands the game. After all, the flat stick is the one we use the most during every round played. The problem with putting is that there are more styles, stances and systems than for any other part of golf. Just look at the range of putters available. It seems like every week another company comes out with the latest space age contraption. And of course you can get them in every length from your knees up to your chiny-chin-chin. There’s also been a proliferation of putting coaches and training aids to help you…
  • How Kinesiology Taping is Helping Golfers

    Doug
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    You may have seen Michelle Wie or a number of others on the PGA or LPGA Tour using that strange, brightly colored tape on their bodies. Well, what the heck is it and why are they using it? The first thing you might notice is how weird it can look. Looks like some bored kids who might have (just for fun) used some bright-colored duct tape on one of their siblings while sleeping. It’s called Kinesiology Taping (KT) and it’s actually been around for over 40 years. World Class athletes are touting the benefits of kinesiology tape for its ability to accelerate healing, increase circulation and…
  • Why Aren’t Sports Clubs Opening Their Doors to the Disabled?

    Doug
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:41 pm
    According to the last census, there are 9.4 million disabled people in England (never mind the US) – that’s almost one in five of the population. In difficult economic times, simple economics might suggest sports clubs would do all they can to open up to all fans – including those with disabilities. The reality is that this simply is not happening. As a result of recent changes to the law – and especially the Equality Act 2010, it is now illegal for service providers to treat disabled people less favourably than other customers. As part of this, sports and golf clubs are required…
  • A Good Teacher For My Horse

    Doug
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:01 am
    If I had a horse, I’d trade him for a good golf teacher. But only if the price of gas goes below $3.00 again. So we’ve decided that there are at least a few good teachers out there. I’ll posit that most are where the serious money is – teaching the pros and opening up golf schools. That way they can stay away from us, the pitiful golfing public. I mean, they tell you to do one simple thing, give you two weeks to practice and you still can’t do it when you return. That’s got to wear you down. You tell a pro to practice something, most of them are going to do…
  • Golf Visualization #2: Complete Your Follow Through

    Doug
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    This is another visualization that maybe helpful if you are finding yourself not having much tempo or “feel” in your swing. Sometimes a golf swing just doesn’t feel like a golf swing. What do I mean by that? Well, a swinging motion is a very free motion. It’s like being on swing set. You just start it in motion and just let centrifugal force take over. It’s not like you have to work hard when your on a swing. Didn’t it always feel great and freeing? You never had to force yourself down with some “herkey-jerky” motion. Gravity brought you down. Yes, swinging the club is not the…
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  • A Great New Ball Comes to Market - Vice Golf

    Nick Green
    13 Sep 2014 | 2:09 pm
    I was recently sent a few dozen golf balls from a new German company. They are called Vice and the balls come in a variety of colors and compressions. And having tested them for the last couple months they are really, really good. These guys are very brave entering the US market and going up against Titleist, Callaway and Bridgestone in the worst retail golf market in memory. But, with awesome packaging and a quality product, priced to sell at way, way below the big boys, I wish them luck. Take a look at their website and you'll see pricing at around $25 a dozen and I defy you to tell the…
  • Slow Play - The Curse of the Game...finally a great solution from Golfswell

    Nick Green
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Slow Play is a topic on which I have a lot to say. I grew up in England and learned to play 18 holes comfortably in three hours (often less), so it was a shock to the system playing on public and private golf courses in America where four hours and 30 minutes is more the norm.It's actually been a while since I have blogged (sorry about that!). My clients have been keeping me busy! Although the retail golf business is tough, companies with cool, niche brands continue to do well.As I said, I am passionate about pace of play and have recently started working with a cool new company, Golfswell,…
  • March MacDuff Golf News & More is out Today

    Nick Green
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:19 am
    Our monthly news is out today. This month we feature a great new book by Dan Jenkins, our involvement in a wonderful charitable event on behalf of St. Jude's Children's Hospital to be played at The Greenbrier and you can see the fastest selling Tin Cup in history. Oh, and we have a special offer for our readers. You can read it here. If you would like to subscribe email Nick here.
  • Credit where it is Due - Getty Images

    Nick Green
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:03 am
    The picture you see above is from Getty Images. No, I didn't steal it from the internet. I used Getty Images latest salvo against piracy of their pictures by giving them away and, in return, giving credit where credit is due. This picture of my good friend (and client for a dozen years), Per-Ulrik Johansson, was taken by Andrew Reddington and you can clearly see the credit underneath the picture. The free download service is not an option on some pictures, especially those that are current or newsworthy - who can blame them - it costs a small fortune to send a photographer to an event. Getty…
  • TaylorMade - Really, this is the best you can do?

    Nick Green
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:11 am
    The marketing department at TaylorMade must have been drinking too much coffee! What on earth possessed them to take four of the most well known and photogenic players in golf (Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose) and turn them into poorly made models as if they are from Thunderbirds? It may have seemed a good idea at the time and we get it - it's supposed to be funny - but it's not! The accents are appalling and the story line is weak. TaylorMade has access to the actual players on a weekly basis and they come up with this mess. Watch it soon, because it is going to get…
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  • Lowry putts them in the shade

    Brian Keogh
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:28 pm
    Shane Lowry with his trusty putter. Picture © Getty Images Shane Lowry — armed with a new putter from his huge collection — tops a star-studded leaderboard at the halfway stage of the ISPS Handa Wales Open after a flawless second round 65 at The Celtic Manor Resort, but admitted his position was something of a surprise, writes the European Tour.The Offaly ace, who has recorded all three of his top-ten finishes this season on British soil, carded six unanswered birdies to move one ahead of first round leader Joost Luiten and big-hitting Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts on nine under par.The 2012…
  • Round-up: England win Women's Home Internationals

    Brian Keogh
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The England team England won the Ladies Home International matches at Aberdovey in Wales. The Irish Ladies Team defeated  England on the opening day and Scotland on Friday but were beaten by Wales on Thursday to finish second in the three-day tournament. FINAL STANDINGS2pts ENGLAND (16½ pts)2pts IRELAND (16)2pts WALES (14½ pts)0pts SCOTLAND (7)Friday 19th September Ireland 6½ Scotland 2½Mary Doyle and Maria Dunne beat Megan Briggs and Louise MacGregor 2&1Paula Grant and Olivia Mehaffey beat Kimberley Beveridge and Hannah Mccook 7&6Chloe…
  • Two in a row for Spanish Point in AIG Pierce Purcell Shield

    Brian Keogh
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Fergal Hehir (Captain, Spanish Point Golf Club) and his team manager Micheal Talty are shouldered high after their victory in the final of the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield at Carton House (19/09/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman Spanish Point captured their second green pennant at Carton House on Friday (19 September) when they retained the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield title.The Clare men enjoyed a fairytale success at Royal Tara last year and although they were pushed all the way by Rossmore from Monaghan in this year's final, they held firm to win their second All-Ireland in as many seasons. A…
  • Dramatic Tramore to challenge Co Sligo for AIG Senior Cup

    Brian Keogh
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Paul Flynn (Tramore) plays from a bunker at the 19th hole in the  semi final of the AIG Senior Cup at Carton House today (19/09/2014). Picture by Pat Cashman Tramore won games on the 19th and 20th to squeeze into Saturday's AIG Senior Cup final against reigning champions Co Sligo, writes the GUI.After Paul Flynn made par to beat Mark Mullen on his second extra hole, Alan Thomas produced a timely birdie on 19 to overcome Paul Murphy and seal the decisive point just as Ian Lynch and David Kiely were heading for extra holes in the final game. It was a nailbiting finish for the Waterford men…
  • Lisselan and Waterford to face off for AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield

    Brian Keogh
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The 17th on the O'Meara Course at Carton House.  Cork's Lisselan and Waterford Golf Club will contest Satuday's final of the AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield, writes the GUI.Both clubs will be bidding for the first ever title when they tee off at 10.30am tomorrow on the O'Meara Course at Carton House. Lisselan were relatively comfortable during their semi-final victory against Connacht champions Strandhill but Waterford's match against Strabane went down to the wire.In the end, Paul Mackey and John Hale came good for the Leinster champions, winning the 18th for a two-hole win in the second game,…
 
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    Golf Course of Rhymes

  • Above and Below Par

    golfpoet
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    From time to time I have published Posts that include poems in which I explore opposites in golf, for example, the opposite of putting or lying. You can find the previous Posts by clicking on the category “opposites in golf” in the column on the right. I owe the idea to a famous American poet, Richard Wilbur, who wrote two books, Opposites and More Opposites “for children and others.” If you have the time read this poem out loud. This will slow you down and hopefully you will get more from your reading. (Applying this lesson to your golf swing might help as well.)…
  • World War I, Golf and Golf Poetry

    golfpoet
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Robert Stanley Weir  The First World War began 100 years ago this month. With this in mind, I would like to devote at least the next two Posts to links between the War, golf and golf poetry. Previously I published a Post called “Golf and the Great War” (http://bit.ly/1kZL9n2). These Posts will add more stories and information to the subject. While doing research for my book, Golf Course of Rhymes – Links between Golf and Poetry Through the Ages, (now available on Amazon in Europe for lower prices 6.50 pounds, 7.82 Euros), I discovered a Canadian poet-golfer named Robert…
  • Golf Poetry at its Best

    golfpoet
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
      Robert K. Risk and Grantland Rice are two of my favorite golf poets. This Blog (and my book) contain poems by both. I think I remember reading that Rice wrote more than 6000 poems throughout his lifetime. He wrote on may subjects besides golf. His most famous lines come from a 1908 poem called “Alumnus Football” (http://bit.ly/1l7QLGe): “For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – but how you played the Game.”   Risk, on the other hand, seems to have limited his poetry to golf. He was a…
  • A Golfer’s Lament: “If only I could …”

    golfpoet
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    “If only I could play that hole again” is the title of an e-book of my golf poetry. It is a refrain that has either been uttered out loud or at least thought about by almost every golfer after playing a golf hole badly. It is certainly a worthy subject for a poem.  If only I could play that hole again If only I could play that hole again I know that I could shoot a better score That drive I hit was rather short and right A second chance would let me make a four. Instead my second shot is from the trees It traveled only fifty yards at best And left me feeling sick and ill at ease…
  • The Playing Partner From Hell

    golfpoet
    7 May 2014 | 9:23 am
      In 1923, The American Golfer, the golf magazine of its day, asked its readers to submit entries to answer the question “What Puts Me off My Game Most?” The April 7th issue included the responses of the three prize winners. The winner of the second prize wrote, in part, “…I can play with the hare type and with the human tortoise…Sun nor wind nor clouds affect me, I enjoy them all. Nor does a bad hole depress me, for there are many such in my life and I should worry. But delivery me, oh, delivery me from the fiend who coaches my each and every shot! He usually has about a…
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    Golf Tips & Instruction For The Mental Game

  • A Confidence Building Trick From Rory McIlroy

    David MacKenzie
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Here’s a confidence building trick from World Number One Rory McIlroy. Don’t worry if you can’t make 55 in a row like Rory did here during practice yesterday, but the concept is the same even if you only make 10 in a row. Pick a straight putt on the green of about 4-5ft and have 10-15 balls ready Place a tee in ground so you putt from the same spot each time Pick a spot about 6 inches in front of the ball that the ball will roll over to keep it on line (spot putting) Look at the hole and make a really positive, smooth stroke rolling the ball over your “spot” Make…
  • How Billy Horschel Turned Pressure Into Pleasure

    David MacKenzie
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    What an amazing display of handling pressure Billy Horschel showed us yesterday to win both the Tour Championship and Fed Ex Cup. He always looked in control of his swing and he made the game look easy despite the obvious distractions of leading the biggest tournament of his career. How he dealt with the pressure to turn it into a great performance is something the average player typically struggles with. Most amateurs view the feeling of nerves or anxiety as a weakness and subsequently allow them to negatively affect their game (by choking). But with this simple change in thinking it can…
  • Swing Coaching vs Mental Coaching

    David MacKenzie
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    Having worked in golf coaching for over 15 years, there’s no doubt that we’ve seen a big shift towards swing analysis and swing mechanics over recent years. 3D video analysis and launch monitors mean we can find out everything about our swings from every angle and position of the club during the swing. The average player has more mechanical thoughts and theories than at any other time in golfing history. So does Swing Analysis Help Golfers Improve? For me, there is a huge imbalance between technical swing analysis and proper golf coaching. Swing analysis on its own makes the game more…
  • The Most Important Mental Skill For Golfers

    David MacKenzie
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Through my experience of coaching players of all levels from junior to Tour player, there’s one mental skill that seems to elude the average player, yet the elite player utilizes it to the max to go low. When I give a playing lesson I try to get into the head of the player and I often find a stark difference in the approach to every shot with each ability level. And the outcome of the shot is definitely affected by this. When I’m working with a higher handicap player and I ask them what their thinking is before a tee or approach shot, the answer is typically: “To get it on the green (or…
  • 7 Tips to crush nerves and play your best golf under pressure

    David MacKenzie
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    Whatever your level of play, you have to perform when the pressure’s on to make it count. Here are seven of my top mental game tips to help you keep nerves under control and use the pressure to take your performance to a whole new level. 1. Be prepared Before every competition, be prepared. I’m not referring to your practice regimen, I mean getting prepared with new balls, clean clubs, nutritious snacks, tees, pitch-mark repairers, sunscreen, shoes and clothing. Go through your mental check-list and make sure you have everything ready the evening before a big competition. Feeling…
 
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  • Renegar Golf Introduces RxF Tour Proto Precision-Forged Wedges

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Good day folks – and thanks for stopping by! Today we’re excited to introduce to you Renegar Golf’s new RxF wedges. Renegar Golf, the company that solely focuses on the short game is introducing a new wedge to the market. The FxF Tour Precision-Forged wedges will be available through Renegar Golf’s website shortly, beginning in late September. Bob Renegar, Founder and ...
  • Tour Edge – Exotics E8 Fairway Woods

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by! Today we’d like to give you a little bit of information on the Exotics E8 Fairway Wood. You should see this fairway wood by Tour Edge available in stores beginning early October. For now, here’s what you need to know. The E8 fairway woods are available in the E8 and E8 Beta models. ...
  • Baby Bear Dances At BC Golf Course

    The Golf Drill Guru
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by. Today we couldn’t help but share with you this adorable video of a baby black bear dancing with a flagpole at the Mountainside Golf Course in Fairmont Hot Springs, British Columbia, Canada. Ironically, I’m heading out there on Friday for a little golf trip before old man winter grips Canada. I especially like when ...
  • Tour Edge Exotics E8 Driver

    The Golf Drill Guru
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Good evening everyone,  thanks for stopping by. We’ve got some new driver info released from Tour Edge Exotics – the new E8 models. According to Exotics, the major advancement in both the new E8 and E8 Beta model is the positioning of the centre of gravity, and its ability to increase ball speed and reduce spin. The E8 model has ...
  • Smart Golf 101: Long Dogleg Left Par 4 With Water Right

    The Golf Drill Guru
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Next up in this series, is a long par 4 with water in play off the tee. This particular hole design is very tricky as the hole dog legs left, and their is water in play on the right. In addition you have bunkers in play off the tee and up near the green… not to mention the tightness of ...
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    Golf Dispute Resolution

  • Judge Rooting For European Ryder Cup Team

    Rob Harris
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
    By: Rob Harris As a mediator, I am pleased to see that Irish Justice Brian McGovern has urged Rory McIlroy and his former management company to mediate their dispute. With the added complexity that Graeme McDowell still is represented by the management company, and with the Ryder Cup right around the corner, Justice McGovern has encouraged the parties to seek an out-of-court resolution. According to the Justice, “the case has all sorts of sensitivities involving two players on tour, a manager of one of them and a former manager or agent of the other. It has all sorts of complex issues…
  • Boston Tea And Golf Party

    Rob Harris
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By: Rob Harris You have to love the cash management strategy followed by Harris Golf Co., which owns or manages ten golf courses in Maine. Claiming that it is protesting abusively high tax assessments on its courses, Harris Golf has adopted a corporate policy of permitting tax liens to be filed on its courses, and paying the overdue taxes before the expiration of the 18 month period the government must wait before it can foreclose. According to Harris Golf’s president, “We believe that we’re being overcharged. If you look back at the history since we bought it, it’s a pattern. We…
  • Attorney Invokes Golf In Effort To Avoid Professional Discipline

    Rob Harris
    14 Sep 2014 | 2:43 pm
    By: Rob Harris Attorney-Golfers may cringe in fear of being associated with New Jersey attorney-golfer Jared Stoltz, who recently was assessed a three month suspension by the New Jersey Supreme Court for boorish and unprofessional behavior in connection with his defense of an insurance claim. The allegations fell into multiple categories, one of which focused on the following statements Attorney Stoltz directed to his adversary in the case: “Don’t feel you have to email me daily and let me know just how smart you are.” “This will acknowledge receipt of your numerous…
  • Rio Olympics Golf Again Threatened

    Rob Harris
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:22 pm
    By: Rob Harris The construction of the golf course to be utilized in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro got off to a slow start because of hotly contested and widely reported competing land ownership claims. Now, with the shaping completed and the growing of grass underway, new court proceedings have reared their ugly head. Ostensibly, the claims invoke environmental concerns. Reading between the lines, the bigger picture dispute surrounding the course may pertain to the economic benefits sought to be obtained once the Olympic torch is extinguished.
  • “Own a Piece of a PGA Tour Pro? A Start-Up Embraces That Idea”

    Rob Harris
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    By: Rob Harris There is an interesting article in Sunday’s New York Times about plans to create an investment platform enabling one to obtain an ownership interest in a professional golfer’s stream of income. Fantex, the company poised to embark on this concept, already courts investors in certain professional football players. The investments, essentially structured as an IPO, generate monies that are paid to the athlete, with the investors thereafter obtaining returns on the player’s salary, bonuses and endorsements. Although the idea may seem farfetched, Fantex managed to…
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    Peerless Golf

  • Why Rory McIlroy is the perfect role model for aspiring golfers

    Jordan J. Caron
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    Image courtesy Flickr. For those of you who are in the loop with major worldwide golf – you will know exactly what kind of stellar year Rory McIlroy is currently enjoying. For those of you who don’t however, well, you should take notice, because it is the kind of success story most aspiring golfers should get on board with. After a far from impressive stint between the latter stages of 2012 and throughout 2013, Rory is now finally enjoying his golf again. But before we detail exactly why any prospective golfers should be looking up to the man from Northern Ireland at this current moment…
  • PGA Tour Canada Upcoming Events

    Jordan J. Caron
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Image courtesy of https://www.flickr.com/people/digitalsextant/ The summer of golf is certainly starting to heat up and as the PGA Canada begins to catch steam, it might be wise to check out a few of the coming events and next stops on the tour’s illustrious schedule this year. With Wes Homan currently topping the leader boards by just a single shot, he will no doubt want to retain that lead come the end of the events throughout the remainder of July and August. ATB Financial Classic This year’s ATB Financial Classic gets underway in just a few days time, as tee offs begin on July 31st at…
  • The Laws of Attraction in Golf

    Jordan J. Caron
    7 Jun 2014 | 10:14 am
    What your mind thinks often comes true. Not just in golf but every day life. For the sake of this post I will talk about golf. I have long been a believer in positive thinking on the golf course. When I was growing up I was envision playing a big round the night before but visualizing myself hitting solid shots. More often than not I would go out and hit those shots on the golf course the next day. This brings us to present day and I still try and help the people I play with buy into this concept of positive thinking. It’s basically the laws of attraction for golf. Yesterday was a great…
  • Golf continues to miss injured Tiger

    Jordan J. Caron
    13 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    With the world of golf continuing to miss Tiger Woods, the world number one has admitted he is still unsure as to when he will be able to return from his latest injury setback. The 14-time major winner has been sidelined for over a month after being forced to pull out of April’s Masters with a back injury, missing the first major of the season for the first time in his career following surgery at the end of March. While the surgery was successfully performed in Utah by neurosurgeon Dr Charles Rich, Woods has been told he still has a significant spell of rest and rehabilitation before he…
  • Golf Etiquette

    Jordan J. Caron
    8 May 2014 | 11:32 am
    Are you new to golf and wonder what the proper golf etiquette is? It can be intimidating having never played the game before. Especially since there are so many rules and of course the etiquette. This blog post idea came to me when I recently met Jayson Postle at a local young entrepreneurs mixer, he started White Lotus DJ & Events, a Victoria DJ Company. We were talking about my career and when I told him I use to teach golf lessons in Victoria. He mentioned that he had never played golf but always wanted to. I told him I’d take him out for a round at my home course. A few days…
 
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    Wei Under Par

  • A day at Liberty National with ment’or and esteemed chefs

    Stephanie Wei
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Our fivesome! I wasn’t going to let a little whiplash or a sore back stop me from playing in the ment’or BKB charity outing at Liberty National on Monday, which featured famed chefs, including Thomas Keller, Jerome Bocuse, Chris Jaeckle, Scott Anderson and Mike Anthony. It was an early start for me as I had to take the first flight out of Atlanta back to Newark (oh, and I didn’t have a confirmed seat, but no big deal). However, I managed to drop off my luggage at home in NYC and catch a car back to Jersey in time for breakfast and a quick warmup at the esteemed club…
  • Welcome to the 20th century (yes, 20th!): R&A votes “yes” to allow women members

    Stephanie Wei
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Women now allowed in R&A! The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has voted in favor of allowing female members for the first time in its 260-year history. The St Andrews-based club consists of approximately 2,400 members worldwide, all of whom were entitled to vote — 75% of the membership took part in the ballot, with 85% opting to change its outdated policy.  “This is an important and positive day in the history of the R&A Golf Club,” said chief executive Peter Dawson. “The R&A has served the sport of golf well for 260 years and I am confident that the club will…
  • Tiger rates Rory’s age remarks highly unremarkable

    Stephanie Wei
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:17 pm
    #153119447 / gettyimages.com Hate to say I told you so, but I did — Tiger Woods confirmed on Monday that he did not take offense to Rory McIlroy’s remarks during the Tour Championship about himself and Phil Mickelson “getting into the last holes of their careers.” In fact, Woods had a good chuckle. “I thought it was funny,” Woods said at a press conference promoting his World Challenge tournament, where he plans to return to action in December at Isleworth Country Club. “I mean, Phil has (fewer) holes to play than I do, though. What is he, five years…
  • Should the Ryder Cup captain’s picks be selected after the Tour Championship?

    Stephanie Wei
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    #454522736 / gettyimages.com American Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson announced his wildcard picks in a glitzy press conference in New York City the day after the conclusion of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Just a day earlier, Billy Horschel had the chance to tie clubhouse leader Chris Kirk with a birdie on the par-5 18th, but he chunked his second shot into the hazard guarding the green (and it was so bad that it almost came up short). That probably didn’t give Watson the best impression of Horschel. However, less than a week later, Horschel redeemed himself with a two-shot victory over…
  • Horschel bags bushel of bucks, wins Tour Championship, FedExCup

    Stephanie Wei
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    #455459112 / gettyimages.com When Billy Horschel was younger, he would have strange dreams and they’d come true. For instance, when he was 10 years old, he dreamt he would get hit in the face with a baseball bat. It ended up happening. As he walked up the 18th hole, Horschel told his caddie Micah Fugitt that earlier this year he had a dream he would win the FedExCup. “He said it was a very faint dream, so he didn’t know if it was real,” said Fugitt, who had to take a minute to fight back emotions before he could chat with the media. “He said he didn’t know if it…
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    Eat Sleep Golf

  • Tiger & Rory - Friends or Rivals?

    Scott Stevens
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    CNN's Unguarded with Rachel Nichols Friends? Rivals? CNN’s Rachel Nichols recently sat down with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, two of the golfing world’s most recognizable players, to discuss a range of topics, including the pair’s unique relationship. Tiger stated that he and Rory are “first rivals”, adding that the two have gotten “to know each other over the last few years and have become
  • Field of 40 Announced for Golf Channel's Inaugrural Big Break Invitational Tournament at Reynolds Plantation

    Scott Stevens
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    PGA TOUR Winner Tommy Gainey, Solheim Cup Veterans Kristy McPherson, Gerina Piller and Ryann O’Toole and NFL Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice Headline Field  15 Past Big Break Champions Entered, Including Justin Peters and Kip Henley, Big Break’s First Two Champions  2014 Web.com Tour, Symetra Tour, NGA Tour and Cactus Tour Winners in Field, Including Tony Finau, Mallory Blackwelder, Sadena
  • Common Sense Relaxed Rules Designed to Make Golf More Fun For Recreational Player

    Scott Stevens
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    Simple Set of Seven Rules Debuted Today on Morning Drive Builds Upon Success of 2013 Pace of Play Initiative  The following videos featuring Morning Drive’s Charlie Rymer and Matt Ginella use humor to highlight situations when relaxed rules can help. PGA of America President Ted Bishop Comments on Relaxed Rules: ORLANDO, Fla. – “It’s OK, golf is about fun.” This simple
  • Mizuno and Luke Donald Collaborate to Create New MP-15 Irons

    Scott Stevens
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:21 am
    The Ultimate Combination of Sophistication and Cutting-Edge Performance Technology; MP-15 Iron Delivers Forgiveness without Sacrifice Norcross, Ga. – Luke Donald is known for one of the smoothest swings on tour and absolute precision with his irons. So it’s only appropriate that the PGA Tour professional and long-time Mizuno advocate had a strong hand in the development of Mizuno’s latest
  • The World Golfers Amateur Tour Expands into New Jersey

    Scott Stevens
    13 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    As of July 2014, a new local chapter of the World Golfers Amateur Tour has launched in New Jersey.  New Jersey residents can now experience the thrill of competition through the # 1 Amateur Tour in the World. By joining, local golfers have the opportunity to compete and earn their spot at the National Championships in Florida (FREE for those who qualify), as well as an all-expense paid trip to
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    South Florida Golf Magazine

  • Tour Edge Exotics E8 Driver

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    New Exotics E8 driver technology exemplifies ball speed for legendary length The new E8 drivers deliver distance-dominating speed with adjustability options that allow players to fine tune power and control, and will bring Exotics to the forefront of the driver category.  At the core of E8 driver’s technology is the center of gravity location and its ability to increase ball speed for legendary Exotics length. E8 drivers are available in two options – Exotics E8 and Exotics E8 Beta – both feature superior adjustability with loft modifications and an interchangeable sole weight.  A…
  • TheGrint.com Mobile App

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    TheGrint.com stands atop leaderboard Any golfer knows there has been an influx of golf related mobile applications, as developers are looking to improve consumer’s games through the smartphone in your pocket. Search the iTunes App Store or Google Play and literally thousands of apps are available for tablets and phones. On course aids such as GPS yardage finders and swing analyzers have made the smartphone the new must have golf accessory. Leading the way in this digital explosion is TheGrint (www.TheGrint.com), a mobile application available on iTunes and Google Play that condenses all the…
  • What is wrong with golf…

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Millennials trending away from Golf … First it was the news that a bankruptcy judge had approved the liquidation of Edwin Watts Golf Shops, a chain founded 46 years ago in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the retailer had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November 2013. Then, last week national retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods laid off more than 500 of its in-store PGA Professionals citing slow golf sales. Just a couple of days ago, Taylormade Golf decided to close Adams Golf headquarters in Plano, Texas and to consolidate business operations at TaylorMade Headquarters in…
  • Devereux launches Proper Collection

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    From City to Course and Course to City Los Angeles, Calif. – Devereux introduced the Proper Collection for Fall of 2014, which was designed looking into fashions of the past and pairing a colorway fitting for this Fall and Winter season. Inspiration for this collection comes from Miami in the 1950s and 1960s. Our vision was to capture the mood through design. Lush evergreen and cool navy depict the fun-loving beach and resort life, while the deep claret and monochromatic color scheme embark on the dark mood of Miami nights during that time period. The design aesthetic re-introduces the…
  • DFX Air Force One Driver

    admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Simple yet effective, the Air Force One DFX N7 Driver by Powerbilt Powerbilt continues to push the envelope in club innovation with its patented Nitrogen N7 “Nitrogen Charged” technology in its new Air Force One DFX driver. Though not one of the “big-name brands” in golf equipment, Powerbilt is known for testing and tweaking Nitrogen levels on previous drivers. “We reduced the nitrogen pressure to 80 pounds, for better impact feel,” PowerBilt President Ross Kvinge explained. “This new amount of nitrogen generates a tremendous trampoline effect for increased ball…
 
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    A guide to the best golf courses you can play in the U.S.

  • Reading Country Club

    Jay Morse
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:50 pm
    The Reading CC, with it’s castle-like clubhouse, is located on the east side of Reading on Perkiomen Avenue, about 40 minutes from the King of Prussia area. It’s a classic, designed by Alex Findlay, known as the Father of American Golf, in 1923. The routing is  short, relatively unmanageable for the big hitter, and  plays to 6,162 yards from the back tees, par 71, 71.2/131, course/slope ratings with three shorter sets of tees down to 5,131 yards. The Reading Country Club had been a private country club for most of its existence, and in fact was home to some PGA Tour events in…
  • The Ocean Course at Kiawah, Masterpiece or Looney Dunes, still a must play

    Jay Morse
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Kiawah Island is south of Charleston about 45 minutes. It’s a resort and real estate development which contains  five golf courses, the most famous of which is the Pete & Alice Dye designed Ocean Course. The course was developed specifically to host the 1991 “War on the Shore” Ryder Cup, which the US squeaked by 14 1/2-13 1/2 after Bernhard Langer missed a 6 footer on the 18th for a tie and to retain the Cup. The Ocean course was also the venue for the 2007 Senior PGA Championship, s well as the 2012 PGA Championship. It’s a scenic setting without homes or…
  • Four Mile Ranch Golf Club, 21,120 linear feet of golf

    Jay Morse
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    Four Mile Ranch is located on the east side of Canon City, about 45 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs and 30 minutes west of I-25 at Pueblo. The course was designed by Jim Engh, who also designed Lakota Canton Ranch, Black Rock, and Pradera. It’s a real estate development course, but in the early stages so there aren’t homes to ruin the golf experience with each hole isolated and separate, with significant distances between greens and tees. The Four Mile Ranch Golf Club layout is minimalist in design, without conventional bunkers, instead the natural desert scrub bordering the…
  • Bully Pulpit Golf Course, golf in the Badlands

    Jay Morse
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Bully Pulpit is located on the far western side of N. Dakota near the Montana border just off I-94 in the town of Medora, where the Little Colorado River meets the start of the Dakota Badlands and the Grassland National Park. It is a restored western town with a history that includes Teddy Roosevelt, General Custer, and Indians. The Bully Pulpit Golf Course is a hidden gem, built using the existing land by Dr. Michael Hurdzan on 900+ acres!! It’s a mile or more of Little Missouri riverside, and the Badlands, which is a small Grand Canyon. The Badland’s are described as…
  • Wasioto Winds Golf Course, a $10 Million investment in the hills and hollers of Kentucky

    Jay Morse
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Wasioto Winds is located 40 minutes southeast of Corbin, off I-75, 40 minutes west of Harlan, in The Pine Mountain State Park. The golf course, a $10 Million effort from Hurdzan/Fry, is operated by the State, and is set in a rolling valley surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains. The main defense of the Wasioto Winds Golf Course is Clear Creek stream which traverses the layout, and becomes a lake on the east side of the course impacting play on a number of holes. It’s a roomy feel overall with tree lined fairways and wide open links style holes, a sparing use of bunkers and some…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • Booty Patrol: Sandra Gal

    The Flogger
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    You have to love an LPGA golfer who has very long legs and occasionally wears shorts or skirts so short or tight that she later apologizes after certain prudes complain. Well, you have to, at least, if you're a fan of golf hotties. And Sandra Gal is a golf hottie. Here's a screengrab she recently shared on Twitter: The capture is from an appearance Gal recently made on German television, in
  • Driver Used By Sam Snead for 17 Years Going to Auction Block

    The Flogger
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    If you have a spare $250,000 (or more) lying around, you can be the proud, new owner of a driver that was used on the PGA Tour for 17 years by Sam Snead. Yep, back in Snead's day you didn't trade in your driver every other weekend for the newest release by your club sponsor. You found a persimmon driver you loved, you stuck with it. And Snead stuck with his baby for 17 years, from 1936 through
  • Stacy Lewis' Terrible Topped Shot at 2014 Evian

    The Flogger
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Hey, it happens even to the best of us. What happens? This happens: Yep, that's LPGA major championship winner and No. 1-ranked Stacy Lewis hitting one of the worst shots you'll ever see a tour professional hit. The shot happened during the 2014 Evian Championship, and during a third-round 73. Lewis' reaction says it all: Ohmigodwhatthehellhappenedthatwassoembarrassing! But there's a bright
  • Where's Win McMurry? Probably Somewhere in a Bikini

    The Flogger
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Where is Win McMurry? The winsome blonde broadcaster has been absent from the Golf Channel for a while now, and hasn't popped up in any other (regular) TV role as I write this in September of 2014. But don't feel bad for Win. Judging by her Instagram account (@WinMcMurry) she's busying having a fantastic time that can be summed up in three words: beaches, bikinis, cocktails. So what happened
  • Ben Hogan Slow-Motion Swing Videos

    The Flogger
    4 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Want to watch Ben Hogan's swing in slow motion? Of course you do! And below we present multiple videos of Hogan's swing in slow motion. But before we get to the slo-mo swings, let's first watching Hogan swinging in slow motion. What's the difference? In the later videos, Hogan swings at full speed and then the video is slowed down on playback. But in the first clip here, the tape is running at
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    Northeast Ohio Golf

  • 2014 Greater Cleveland Skins Game: Week 23 Results

    John Niedzialek
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    It was a cool clear night at The Fairways of Twin Lakes. The greens were in excellent shape and there is no better value of play than at The Fairways. Mark Foss grabbed the first skin on the night with a birdie on the tricky 350 yard par four 5th hole. Mike Angie then birdied the 375 yard par four 7th hole for a skin. Chris Delaney then double dipped with the pin shot and birdie on the 150 yard par three 8th hole. John Niedzialek took home the pin shot on the 148 yard 2nd hole. Skins were worth $107.33 each and pin shots were worth $49 each. 2014 Season Leader Steve Blackburn Jr. was shut out…
  • STARTING TIMES: 2014 Turkeyfoot Fall 2-M Jumble

    Allen Freeman
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    GROUPINGS AND STARTING TIMES: 2014 Turkeyfoot Fall 2-Man Jumble Turkeyfoot Lakes Golf Links, Akron Saturday, Sep 20, 2014   9:00 THOMAS/CHADIMA CLENDENIN/TOPEKA 9:09 PLUTE/SCHUSTRICH KARAMAS/KLOETZER 9:18 LIVAK/LUCKRING LOFTIN/LENGYEL 9:27 HUNKA/MENDOZA LAWRENCE/HENRY 9:36 DURBAN/DURBAN MAREK/JACOB 9:45 CEA/MARSINEK CREWSE/VINCELETTE 9:54 VOIGHT/STENTA MALLETTE/KRACKER 10:03 ARMOUR/TRIER SIMPSON/KRIVANEK 10:12 ZIMMERMAN/TESTA LENARTOWICZ/ARMON 10:21 SKIDMORE/SEEVER BISHOP/LI 10:30 MOONEY/BUSA CHAPMAN/WORKINGER 10:39 SCHRADER/HUFF DiFRANCESCO/SWARTZ 10:48 MARTIN/STACK BLAZE/MUDREY 10:57…
  • FINAL RESULTS: 2014 Habitec Toledo Open

    David Griffith
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:19 pm
    Northern Ohio PGA Apprentice Mike Stone (left) from Fallen Timber Fairways has won the Habitec Toledo Open for the third time. Stone shot a 36-hole score of 135 (-9) to beat the field by two strokes. Stone also won the event in 2012 and 1990. Northern Ohio PGA Member Tom Atchison (below) from the Congress Lake Club captured first place in the Senior Professional Division in a playoff with another Northern Ohio PGA Member, Tony Milam. Both Senior Professionals shot a 36-hole score of 143 (-1). Dan Belden from Akron, Ohio shot a 36 hole score of 146 (+1) to win the Amateur Division by one…
  • UPDATE: 2014 Twin Lakes Series Championship Points

    Allen Freeman
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    The points list through the September 2014 event has been updated for the Twin Lakes Series Championship, and it’s no surprise who is leading the pack. Mike Sampson and Ryan Mikita have won four times this year and sit high at the top. But the top five places earn bonus money, and there are plenty of players who can move up with two events to go. The player who leads this points list at the end of the season is guaranteed at least a $500 bonus, with the top 5 finishers earning bonuses as well. Details on the prize breakdowns here. The next event in the 2-Man Scramble Series is Sunday,…
  • 2014 Chippewa Scratch League: Week 17 Results

    Allen Freeman
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Remember the story a couple weeks back about how Mike Simpson and Jim Krivanek seemed to be uncatchable with just a few weeks to go in the 2014 season? Maybe not so much any more. Ty Kovach made eagle on 10 and birdie on 17 to earn two skins from a Carryover pot and a better ball victory by one shot with partner Allen Freeman in Week 17. Suddenly, Kovach and Freeman sit squarely behind Krivanek and Simpson just a couple hundred back in the Money List Standings. And anything could happen in the last week — or two — of the season. (A decision from Kevin Larizza is to come this week,…
 
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    Mr Business Golf

  • Business Golfer: What To Look For In a Private Country Club

    mrbg
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I am frequently asked to list the things someone interested in joining a private country club would need to consider before joining their membership. Private Country Clubs are by far the best place to experience quality golf.  It is very rare for a private country club to not have at the very least a quality atmosphere for golf.  Sometimes their golf courses are not in the best shape, or they maybe a little boring for the above average golfer, but on the most part, it is the relaxed atmosphere that encourages golfers to play more golf. Private golf clubs are also the best place for a…
  • Private Country Clubs Are Having a Hard Time Surviving

    mrbg
    13 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    image from Golfdigest.com Seems the mission many Private Country Clubs have set out on to attract Younger Golfers is failing. One of the tactics many of the Private Country Clubs around the nation are using to attract the under 35 golfers is to relax their ‘common sense’ policies.  It seems private clubs will do anything to keep from deterring the interest of younger golfers. There is no issue with many of the policies of Private Country Clubs needing to be updated.  However, sometimes many of the private country club’s leadership attempt to make playing golf at a country…
  • Natalie Gulbis Places at the North Texas LPGA Shootout

    mrbg
    6 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    Natalie Gulbis played well at the North Texas LPGA ShootOut. photo courtesy of SyncLab Media
  • Joe Trahan Stops by the Synclab Media Remote Studio

    mrbg
    6 May 2014 | 6:10 am
    Always cool to interact with the local sportscasters. Joe Trahan from WFAA Channel 8 News stopped by to visit with us at the North Texas LPGA Shootout.
  • North Texas LPGA Shootout: Awesome week

    mrbg
    6 May 2014 | 5:53 am
    This years’s North Texas LPGA Shootout started off in the Media Center and then lead SyncLab Media to take a greater role in covering the event.  Here is where it started.
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • FanDuel FFFC Week 3: Beginner’s Luck

    Andrew Wiedemann
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:11 am
    In Week 2 we learned how important picking the right defense can be. On FanDuel we saw Buffalo, New England, Arizona, Washington, and Baltimore all score 15 or more FanDuel Points. When you play 1-week fantasy football, it’s just something you want to get right. Last week, I chose the Green Bay Packers defense for my FFFC squad. It was a highly volatile pick that could have joined the 15+ club if the game flow went slightly different. However, it wasn’t meant to be, and they scored a measly 4 FanDuel Points. That didn’t get it done, but it’s on to the next week, the…
  • The DraftKings Huddle: Week 3 Plays

    Kyle DeFrancesco
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    Overall, my picks last week did pretty good.  We hit on most of the WR plays but I continue to search for that QB lock of the week.  I hope you guys jumped on the Jordy train last week and were able to squeeze in a couple line ups with Sanu.  Enough about last week, lets jump into this week but with a slightly different format.  I’ll be providing three players at each position in a salary-tier structure: High, Mid, and Low.  Keep in mind that DraftKings is once again hosting their Sunday Million tournament with a $27 entry paying out $100,000 to 1st. Top Dollar: QB/Drew…
  • FanDuel FFFC Week 2: Beginner’s Luck

    Andrew Wiedemann
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Week 1 was a really interesting one for the NFL and it wasn’t any different for me. I have played some fantasy football with a league buy-in for season-long fantasy football, but even just a $10 investment for Week 1 had me excited to watch games more than season long has ever had me. Going into Monday night I had a shot to get into the big payouts but the Lion’s defense and Andre Ellington had to have very impressive outings for that. While pretty much all of my players put up good numbers, here are some notable players that helped my team place 716th out of 23,793 (not too bad for my…
  • The DraftKings Huddle: Week 2 Plays

    Kyle DeFrancesco
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    I don’t know about you but I’m happy Week 1 is in the books. A few of my QB and RB recommendations flopped but I’m very happy with how the value WR’s and high end TE’s performed. Enough about last week, let’s get back to work and dig into my plays for Week 2 featuring DraftKings pricing. If you have $27 to spare this week, I highly recommend jumping in DK’s Sunday Million as its paying out an insane $100,000 to 1st place. QB’s: Peyton Manning/Broncos/$8,800: C’Mon Man, is this for real?  Peyton is going to be hard to fade this week and will be in…
  • TOUR Championship Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Don’t let the NFL distract you as we sprint to the finish line of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season. After three legs of the Playoffs under wraps, we have 29 of the best golfers in the world teeing it up at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia. East Lake GC is a Donald Ross designed course; a par 70 that measures 7,307 yards with average sized bermuda greens that run pretty quick, and some narrow fairways. The last five winners are Henrik Stenson, Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas, Jim Furyk, and Phil Mickelson. Studs. Tee-to-Green. Correlated Stats At this point in the game, it’s hard to…
 
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  • Why Golfers Should Track Their Rounds Shot-by-Shot

    Liz
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Robert is a shot tracking expert, so much so he wanted to share his own manifesto with Breaking Eighty. We’re always happy to accept guest posts from guys like Robert, so take it away! The last couple years have seen a good deal of discussion about technology’s effects upon golf as a culture and as an commercial industry, about the adoption of ‘golf-tech’ products, and golf-tech’s potential in both of these regards. Being a golfer myself, I think the ability to track your round shot-by-shot is one of the coolest features golf-tech has unlocked for us thus far. There are a couple…
  • Why Tetherow Golf Club is the Most Polarizing Course in Oregon

    Sean Ogle
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:27 pm
    When people hear about my quest and they hear that I’m from Oregon, one of the questions I’ve been asked a lot (after, the inevitable, have you played Bandon) is “have you played Tetherow?” Up until this week the answer had always been “not yet.” Tetherow is the last Top 100 Public course I needed to knock off in Oregon, and let’s just say, I wasn’t disappointed. Tetherow was built in 2008 on land that was decimated from a forest fire right outside of Bend, and is distinctly different than any of the other top courses in the high desert of…
  • Why the Nike Lunar Waverly is a Force to Be Reckoned With

    Sean Ogle
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:30 pm
    If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you know that I’m a huge Nike guy. My fiance used to work in Nike Golf, I grew up in Eugene, what can I say, it’s in my blood. That said, some of their golf products are better than others. Their balls historically I’ve found to be relatively so-so compared to the competition, for instance. That said, I’ve found that Nike Golf always nails footwear and apparel. I LOVE my Nike Golf Rain Suit, and am trekking through Scotland with it next month. I’m also still rocking both my Lunar Control shoes and my TW 13s (which…
  • Golf Road Trip Version 2.0: Scotland

    Sean Ogle
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:49 am
    What do cars on the wrong side of the road, towns at the same latitude as Juneau, Alaska, and spectacular ocean views all have in common? Answer: I’ll be experiencing all three next month when I return to Europe for the first time since my college graduation in 2007. I’ve known my friend Dan Jarvis for the better part of three years now, and ever since we first met in the Mexican jungle, we’ve been talking about taking a golf and scotch trip to Scotland. It was always one of those ambiguous things that never had a timeline and we always said we would do “one…
  • Fitbit Flex Review

    Sean Ogle
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Grab a Fitbit Flex off Amazon here. Alright, I know that the Fitbit isn’t exactly a golf device, but I’ve been using mine for the last couple weeks – and I know there are some of you out there who like to think of your golf outings as exercise, so I figured it kind of relates. I’d been thinking about some kind of wearable fitness device for awhile, but just hadn’t really looked into them that much. That was until a couple weeks ago when I was in Vegas, and in the midst of being hungover from too many fireball shots (did you know they were free at the Craps…
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