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  • Bethpage Black

    Breaking Eighty
    Sean Ogle
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    The Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York has quickly become one of those pilgrimages every golfer has to make at some point in their lives. Why? Becuase it’s unlike any other course in the country. The Tillinghast design that was built in 1936 has always been a great course, but it’s always had kind of a cult status in the golf community. Everything changed in 2002 when Bethpage hosted it’s first US Open. For a tournament that’s often held at extremely private venues like Medinah or the Olympic Club, it was a big deal to be playing it at not…
  • Free Swing Catalyst App Can Improve Your Swing

    Colorado Avid Golfer Blog
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    New Game Improvement Technology for IPhone and IPad Users
  • Higher handicap golfers can enjoy Bandon Dunes, too

    Ashley Mayo
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    By Ashley MayoIn 2013, I went to Bandon Dunes with three other guys. Our ages ranged from 26 to 32, and our handicaps ranged from 2 to 5. This year, I went to Bandon with...
  • Nicklaus Golf Balls: An easy choice in every way

    Kiel Christianson
    Kiel Christianson
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    In this age of custom-fitted gear, things can get pretty confusing. Enter Jack Nicklaus -- The Golden Bear himself -- who has always had a bit of a gift for cutting through the hoo-hah and getting to the point.
  • #HelpMeGolfDigest: Solve your backswing issues with Brian Manzella

    Matt Rudy
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:23 am
    By Matthew Rudy Golf Digest 50 Best Instructor Brian Manzella is known for his devotion to advancing the science of golf instruction -- and for his devoted internet fan base. The spirited instruction discussions...
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  • Holding My Breath...

    The Constructivist
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:59 pm
    ...on the latest handicap revision from GHIN!  For the first time in my adult life, my handicap index may rise high enough to disqualify me from even entering a qualifier for the New York State Golf Association's Mid-Amateur Championship.  Long story short, I hurt my lower back working out late last fall and even though I've worked really hard at healing and rehabbing it, it's still not quite right.  So I've been fiddling around with my swing and haven't been able to get everything synchronized.  My touch from 60 yards and in is finally starting to come back, so I've been…
  • Sadena Parks Wins on Symetra Tour

    The Constructivist
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    With her Sunday 62 and huge come-from-behind-victory in Albany, NY, Sadena Parks became the tour's 2nd African-American champion and moved up to 6th on the Symetra Tour's money list.  With 6 events remaining on the 2014 schedule, Parks is well behind 2-time winners Min Seo Kwak and Marissa Steen, as well as the consistent Yueer Cindy Feng (who uncharacteristically played as badly on Sunday as Parks played well), but she's put almost $9,000 between herself and #11 Brittany Altomare.  With Selanee Henderson currently at #48 on the money list, Cheyenne Woods at #51, and…
  • MVPs in the International Crown

    The Constructivist
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    So who won the most points for their team during the inaugural International Crown?Inbee Park and So Yeon Ryu combined for 2 wins and each won a singles match, so together they accounted for 8 of Team Korea's 10 points.  Their only loss came to Sweden's Vikings on day 2.Speaking of the Vikings, Anna Nordqvist got 3 wins and a halve, all of them coming with partner Caroline Hedwall except for her final individual victory against Japan's Mamiko Higa.  Hedwall had a tougher row to hoe, losing to Park today.  So together they contributed 7 of Team Sweden's 11 points.  Kudos,…
  • International Crown Sunday: It All Comes Down to This!

    The Constructivist
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Play has just started on day 4 of the International Crown, with Inbee Park 1-up on Caroline Hedwall through 2 and Pornanong Phatlum and In-Kyung Kim all-square through the 1st.  I'll be not-quite-live blogging every half-hour or so until the Golf Channel coverage starts.  In the meantime, check out my previews of each Sunday singles match.  I'm very interested in seeing how the under-22 crowd in the field--Ariya Jutanugarn, Moriya Jutanugarn, and Mamiko Higa--handle the pressure!  Oh, and if you get a chance to watch Stacy Lewis's interview from Morning Drive, I guarantee…
  • Century 21 Ladies Sunday: Bo-Mee Lee in da House!!

    The Constructivist
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Bo-Mee Lee secured her 7th career JLPGA victory today at the Century 21 Ladies, but luck had nothing to do with it.  She flat-out outplayed her playing partners--the #1 and #3 golfers on tour, Sun-Ju Ahn and Misuzu Narita--by getting to -12 for the week with 7 holes to play and forcing the field to chase her down.  Narita had put herself in the hole early with an opening triple and back-to-back bogeys late on the back, but Ahn was -2 through her 1st 4 holes and -10 overall.  However, she then went cold, making 1 bogey and 13 pars the rest of the way.  Narita, meanwhile,…
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  • Neale, Gillman Lead Junior PGA at Miramont

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Gordon Neale shot a 7-under 64 on Wednesday at Miramont to top the boys' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and Kristen Gillman increased her lead to three strokes in the girls' division.
  • Scott Once Again Wary of Challengers for the Top Spot

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Ever since he took over as world number one for the first time in May, Australian Adam Scott has become accustomed to looking over his shoulder at his closest challengers for the top spot while he competes in PGA Tour events.
  • Woods and McIlroy Have Nicklaus in Sights, at Greater Distances

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:50 pm
    Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy take different approaches in the quest to pile up major golf titles and perhaps challenge Jack Nicklaus’s record 18.
  • New Name in Reno, Same Old Aggressive Play

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:31 pm
    The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada.
  • Firestone a Perfect Place for Tiger to Salvage Season

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Tiger Woods, still tournament rusty after spending much of this year recovering from back surgery, could not have picked a better venue as he strives to turn his season around at this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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  • The 2000 PGA Championship: A Crash Course

    Alex Myers
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Revisiting what made the last PGA at Valhalla one of the most exciting majors ever.
  • Gear on Tour: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What players are using this week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club (South) in Akron, Ohio.
  • What's In My Bag: Miguel Angel Jimenez

    Miguel Angel Jimenez with Stephen Hennessey
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Jimenez has won 21 times on the European Tour, including the Open de Espana in May. The four-time Ryder Cupper won his Champions Tour debut the month before. From driver to putter, find out what he carries in his bag.
  • The Week In Style: 07.30.14

    Marty Hackel
    28 Jul 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.
  • The PGA Championship: Golf's Most Underrated Tournament

    Alex Myers
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Our list of 10 reasons why the PGA Championship is better than you think.
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  • Nicklaus describes changes made to Valhalla (PGA)

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:15 am
    The Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Valhalla has hosted world-class events almost from the day it opened in 1986. Among those events are the 1996 and 2000 PGA Championships, the 2008 Ryder Cup, and the 2004 and 2011 Senior PGA Championships.
  • Neale, Gillman lead Junior PGA at Miramont (The Associated Press)

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Gordon Neale shot a 7-under 64 on Wednesday at Miramont to top the boys' field in the Junior PGA Championship, and Kristen Gillman increased her lead to three strokes in the girls' division. Neale, the 17-year-old Trabuco Canyon, California, player who has committed to SMU, birdied the first five holes and finished with eight birdies and a bogey. Gillman, the 16-year-old Austin, Texas, player who has committed to Alabama, had her second straight 66 to reach 10 under. ''I didn't make as many mistakes in today's round,'' Gillman said.
  • Several Ryder Cup spots still up for grabs with two very big events left to play (PGA)

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:26 pm
    There's been plenty of talk about U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson and the decisions he will have to make on his captain's picks. Yes, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are currently both outside of the top nine automatic qualifiers on the U.S. Ryder Cup points list. POINTS LEFT ON THE BOARD: The top nine players on the U.S. points list as of Aug. 11 - the day after the PGA Championship - are automatically on the team. Golfers receive one point for every $1,000 earned this week at the Bridgestone (as well as the Barracuda Championship in Reno) and then will earn two points for every $1,000…
  • New name in Reno, same old aggressive play (The Associated Press)

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
    The 16th edition of Reno's PGA Tour event has a new sponsor, a new name, no defending champ and a modified Stableford scoring format that encourages aggressive play up and down the edge of the Sierra Nevada. Defending champion Gary Woodland is playing in the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio that features the world's top 75 players. Still, the Barracuda Championship has one of its best fields. Retief Goosen, Davis Love III, Padraig Harrington, Geoff Ogilvy, Mike Weir, Stuart Appleby and David Toms are among those teeing off Thursday on the Jack Nicklaus-designed…
  • New Era named official hat of Ryder Cup (PGA)

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:44 pm
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - (JULY 30, 2014) New Era Cap, a global lifestyle brand, has been named the Official Cap of the 2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Team. Partnering with the PGA of America, New Era has secured exclusive rights to headwear during the biennial competition through 2016. Players and Team Captain will wear New Era caps at the 2014 Ryder Cup, Sept. 26-28, at Gleneagles in Perthshire, Scotland. "New Era has a long history of producing headwear for some of the best athletes in the world," said Christopher H. Koch, CEO of New Era.
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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.

    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.
  • Delray Beach

    4 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Fubon 2014 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

  • Play From the Right Set of Tees

    Golf Web Design
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    What set of tees should you play from? Most of the time when there is a group of guys they all seem to decide to play from the back tees. Is it really fun to always be hitting long irons, hybrids, or even woods into the green? You are there to have fun, right? There is no shame to play from a shorter set of tees. Play from the set of tees that make it fun but still a little challenging. For example, if you hit the ball 275+ yards every drive it is okay to play the back tees. If you drive the ball 225 every time you would not have as much fun playing from the back tees as the longer hitter.
  • Golfing in the Rain

    Golf Web Design
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most people will try to avoid it but sooner or later every golfer finds themselves in the rain every once in a while. When this circumstance arises it is best to be prepared. When you are prepared, you will not worry about the rain as much and have a clear head. When golfing in the rain keeping dry is the key. An umbrella and a towel is a must. Other rain gear like rain gloves, rain pants, and a rain jacket are very helpful also. Change with the course. When the course starts to get wet and the rain is coming down the course plays differently. The ground is softer so this makes golf shots…
  • Not so Hazardous Water

    Golf Web Design
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to the USGA, “‘Casual water’ is any temporary accumulation of water on the course that is not in a water hazard and is visible before or after the player takes his stance. Snow and natural ice, other than frost, are either casual water or loose impediments, at the option of the player. Manufactured ice is an obstruction. Dew and frost are not casual water.” “A ball is in casual water when it lies in or any part of it touches the casual water.” According to rule 25-1 without penalty the player can lift and drop the ball within one club length of…
  • Type of Golf Grip Material

    Golf Web Design
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    There are many different types of golf grip material out there. Each one has its own benefits and drawbacks. What golf grip material is best for you? Rubber Pros Inexpensive Cons Certain types are not very tacky Synthetic Pros Soft on hands Cons Not very durable Not very good feel Cord Pros Durable Tacky Good wet weather playability Cons Rough on hands Leather Pros Traditional Look Tacky Durable Cons Expensive
  • Hit or Miss the Tee Drill

    10 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you are struggling with your angle of approach this drill could be for you. You can use this drill with any club you like. The only other thing it requires is a teed golf ball. There are two different ways you can use this drill. If your swing is too steep you can use it to shallow your swing or if your swing is too shallow you can use it to make your swing more steep. To start this drill you place a golf ball on a tee. If you want to make your swing steeper the goal is to hit the tee while striking the golf ball. If you want to make your swing more shallow the goal is to not hit the tee…
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  • Looks like Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in a biopic

    Bill Hanstock
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Sorry, I meant "Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx." Because Jamie Foxx has won an Oscar. THE ROLE HE WAS BORN TO PLAY. Or something. Who even knows. Variety is reporting that Jamie Foxx will be lacing up the gloves to portray Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic. Terence Winter, Academy Award nominee for The Wolf of Wall Street's script, will be writing the Tyson movie. Foxx seems like no-brainer casting if you feel like you absolutely HAVE to make a Mike Tyson movie. I guess they felt like the three Hangover movies weren't enough. (I've only seen the first Hangover. I assume Mike Tyson is in all…
  • 2014 MLB trade tracker: Follow all the deadline deals

    Kurt Mensching
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Let us help you keep track of all the deals made during the MLB's non-waiver trade deadline. Even before we reached the final day of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, teams were active in shoring up their rosters for the final push to October. Here are some of the top deals to occur so far. July 31 Athletics acquire SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes Grant Brisbee: There are a million ways to look at the deal, and both teams are getting very, very valuable players. It's not an insane baseball trade from a practical standpoint. It's absolutely insane from an…
  • MLB Network duped by fake Ken Rosenthal account

    Grant Brisbee
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Ouch. Be careful out there, children! There are Ken Rosenthais, Ken R0senthals, and Ken Roserithals prowling around, all scrambling for the same thing: the adrenaline that comes with trolling baseball junkies and making them freak out with fake rumors. Do not fall for their tricks. Do not ... aw, dammit, MLB Network. MLB NET JUST USED A FAKE KEN ROSENTHAL ACCOUNT HAHAHAHAHA — Dillon (@DillonHague) July 31, 2014 Aw, man, the extra _. So wily. So stupid. So amusing. Be careful out there, children!
  • Overhauled 2014 Coaches Poll Top 25 here, topped by Florida State

    Jason Kirk
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    The poll formerly attached to the BCS has the defending national champions ranked right where they left off. It remains to be seen whether preseason top 25 rankings influence the College Football Playoff selection committee. College football's first major preseason top 25 poll of 2014 is out, released by USA Today. As expected, Florida State takes the No. 1 spot, followed by a mix of SEC, Oklahoma, Ohio State, and Oregon. Follow @SBNationCFB Follow @SBNRecruiting Rank Team (click to visit SB Nation team site) Points First-place votes 1 Florida State 1543 56 2 Alabama 1455 0 3 Oklahoma 1382 3…
  • Even a kid can recognize Andre Reed's greatness

    Brian Galliford
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    For one Buffalo Bills fan, Andre Reed was more than just a great football player - he was responsible for the genesis of his obsession. I decided to fully commit myself to being a Buffalo Bills fan on January 3, 1993. Andre Reed made me do it. In retrospect, it feels a little cheap. The Bills were already great; they had just made the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season, had been to two straight Super Bowls, and the organization was practically overflowing with future Pro Football Hall of Fame members. That list, of course, now includes Reed, who on this day had been to four straight Pro…
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    The Golf Blog

  • The Golf Blog: Time for Tiger Woods to leave Sean Foley, go back to Butch Harmon?

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods is only a few months back after his microdiscectomy back surgery, so he deserves a little bit of leeway. He finished +6 and 69th out of 72 places for the tourney, his worst 72-hole finish at a major, though 2 shots better than US Open champion Martin Kaymer. No one really expected Tiger to be in contention (even after his impressive opening round 69), not after just 1 competitive tournament after his back surgery. It was a feat that Tiger even made the cut. But if you look at Tiger’s body of work since he last won a major in 2008, there’s reason for…
  • The Golf Blog: Video Rory McIlroy interview after British Open win

    21 Jul 2014 | 6:09 am
  • The Golf Blog: Rory McIlroy wins British Open, 3rd of career Grand Slam

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Golf Blog says: Sergio Garcia (-15) and Rickie Fowler (-15) made a valiant run on Sunday, but Rory McIlroy (-17) had too much of a lead to be caught. Sergio had a spectacular 66, while Rickie clawed his way to a 67. McIlroy played steady, conservative golf for a 1-under 71, on his way to his third career major and third leg of a career Grand Slam. Plus, Rory’s dad wins a bet that he placed when Rory was 15, that he would win before he turned 26 years old. Great shot of Open Champion Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug [Paul Severn] — Golf Monthly…
  • The Golf Blog: Rory McIlroy suffers 2 bogeys, lead cut to 3 shots over Sergio Garcia at British Open

    20 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Sergio Garcia has birdied #8 and cut Rory's lead to three! #TheOpen McIlroy -15 Garcia -12 Fowler -11 Watch: — XFINITY Sports (@XFINITYSports) July 20, 2014
  • The Golf Blog: Rory McIlroy birdies 1st hole to open 7 shot lead at British Open

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    10 years ago, Rory McIlroy's dad & 3 friends bet he'd win The Open before turning 26. Last chance is looking good. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 19, 2014
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    Golf Girl's Diary

  • 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…
  • 2014 Travelers Championship - 10 Tips for Savvy Golf Spectators

    Patricia Hannigan
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:36 am
    Here in Connecticut we've got the perfect antidote to your yearly post-US Open hangover; it's called the Travelers Championship and it's an event we nutmeggers look forward to all year. Our state's biggest sporting event has a colorful history and charitable tradition, with benefits that extend well beyond the yearly week of golf festivities.Today's opening ceremonies at TPC River Highlands launch a week of activities leading up to Sunday's final round.  The field is fantastic and the forecast is fine, so if you're anywhere in the area this week, a trip to…
  • Pinehurst 2014 - Two Tournaments, Three Logos & Some Sweet Souvenirs

    Patricia Hannigan
    31 May 2014 | 9:47 am
     Some of the 2014 US Open Championships merchandise you can find at It was almost three years ago, back in the summer of 2011, that Pinehurst Resort and the USGA presented the logos for this year's US Open and U.S. Women's Open Championships.  The men's logo features the whimsical "Golf Lad" with his oversized bucket hat and hanging suspenders, while the women's logo stars the state bird of North Carolina, a bright red Cardinal.2014 seemed so far off back then, and the history-making prospect of back-to-back men's and women's U.S. Opens, at a single…
  • Talent, Story & Spirit Make Lizette Salas a Most Marketable Athlete

    Patricia Hannigan
    24 May 2014 | 11:07 am
    Lizette Salas shares her passions on social media... purple is a predominant colorWith her maiden professional win at the Kingsmill Championship last weekend, Lizette Salas added a significant element to her already impressive personal brand.Along with a uniquely inspiring story and an endearing personality, the 24-year-old Mexican-American now has an LPGA Tour win.  The Kingsmill victory allowed Salas to crack the Rolex Ranking's top-10, placing her solidly among the game's uber-elite.The 2014 LPGA season has seen some exceptionally exciting winners: Michelle Wie, Lexi Thompson,…
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  • Golf on TV: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Barracuda Championship, 3M Championship

    The Armchair Golfer
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:15 pm
    The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy headline the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, where Woods defends as an eight-time champion. Golf Channel will air live, primetime coverage of all four rounds of the Barracuda Championship (Reno-Tahoe Open formerly), while Paul Goydos makes his Champions Tour debut at the 3M Championship in Minnesota.WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL(PGA Tour)Dates: July 31 – August 3Venue: Firestone Country Club (South Course), Akron, OhioTournament Airtimes On Golf Channel…
  • Rory McIlroy: 'Becoming a Champion at Charming Fans'

    The Armchair Golfer
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    RoryIT'S NOT JUST HIS GOLF. What also makes Rory McIlroy so appealing is his refreshing candor, as the New York Times' Karen Crouse wrote in "Becoming a Champion at Charming the Fans": In the autumn of Tiger Woods, what more could golf ask for than a marquee player like [Rory] McIlroy, who has Arnold Palmer’s aggression, Jack Nicklaus's competitiveness and Barbara Nicklaus's honesty? In his first news conference since leaving Hoylake, England, with the claret jug from the British Open riding shotgun in his Range Rover, McIlroy, 25, rolled down the windows to himself instead of using…
  • Bad Boy Bobby Locke, Part 6: A Prickly Personality

    The Armchair Golfer
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    I asked John Coyne why he called Bobby Locke a "bad boy." Coyne said, "Locke wasn't liked on the PGA Tour. They blackballed him. Also, he was fired from his first pro job in Johannesburg." In this series, read how the South African golf legend made enemies by beating America's best. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.THE PERSONALITY OF BOBBY LOCKE that got the most attention off the course, and it comes through in his book, On Golf, was his prickliness with the pros and the press. While he was good…
  • Man Intentionally Loses 3,000 Golf Balls in Desert

    The Armchair Golfer
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:29 pm
    (From the ARMCHAIR GOLF archives.)The scene of a bizarre golf-related act.(Tammy Green/Flickr)GROWING UP PLAYING GOLF in the California desert, I hit my share of wayward shots into the sandy dirt, Joshua trees and tumbleweed. Some of my golf balls dove into gopher holes and many disappeared elsewhere in the desert landscapes that adjoined the fairways of my youth.I lost countless Top-Flites, Maxflis, Titleists, Wilson Staffs and Golden Rams. Yes, Golden Rams. It was that long ago.But I was no Douglas Jones.Jones, a 57-year-old La Quinta, California, man, deposited an estimated 3,000 golf…
  • Bernhard Langer Leads Senior British Open

    The Armchair Golfer
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    BERNHARD LANGER FIRED AN OPENING 65 at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club in Wales for a two-shot lead over Bob Tway in the Senior British Open."Six under is very satisfying," Langer said. "I played smart, some good, some great. I didn't make many mistakes and that's what it comes down to at the end."Langer got off to a fast start with four birdies on the outgoing nine, good for a 31."I kept it out of the bunkers and out of the hay, and gave myself some opportunities," Langer added. "And I'm pleased with a birdie-birdie finish." U.S. Senior Open winner Colin Montgomerie shot a 1-over 72.
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    Aussie Golfer

  • How to play the hybrid chip shot around the greens: video

    Aussie Golfer
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:09 am
    In the winter months when the grass is a little light on growth, using the  hybrid golf club around the greens is a very useful shot to play. Many Australian golf courses tend to have tight lies around the greens rather than the thick rough we see on many American golf courses. In the winter months with low growth or in the drier summer months, playing chip shots from these lies can be a tricky task.
  • 2014 WGC Bridgestone: Australian TV broadcast times

    Aussie Golfer
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    FoxSports have the live coverage of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational this week. Six Australians will be lining up at this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club – Adam Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones and John Senden. While it’s not exactly prime viewing for Australians FoxSports 3 have all the live coverage into Australia. Adam Scott has performed well at this event in the past winning the 2011 WGC Bridgestone and will be looking to hold on to his world number one ranking.
  • Adam Scott won’t touch a major trophy until he has won it

    Aussie Golfer
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Adam Scott doesn’t want to jinx things by holding major golf trophies before he has won them. Adam Scott tees it up at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone CC this week and is looking to hold on to his number one ranking position ahead of a surging Rory McIlroy. But in the lead up to next week’s US PGA Championship a few players have been asked to pose with the trophy, prompting some to decline.
  • Skechers launch new golf shoe range in Australia

    Aussie Golfer
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Skechers have entered the realm of golf shoes with their latest GOGolf release. Skechers have just released Skechers GOGolf into stores in Australia. More well-known for their running and casual shoe collection, Skechers have entered the golf shoe market with one of the lightest shoes on the market. From the press release: The zero drop design keeps your foot in a neutral position that’s low to the ground for a solid foundation.
  • McIlroy’s Open winning golf ball is up for auction

    Aussie Golfer
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    You can buy Rory McIlroy’s Open Championship winning golf ball after an online auction site got a hold of it from a fan. In the moments following Rory McIlroy’s victory at the 2014 Open Championship last week, the Northern Irishman threw his golf ball into the crowd. Green Jacket Auctions immediately offered $10,000 for the ball via their Twitter feed: Who caught that ball Rory McIlroy threw after holing out on 18?
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    Golf Babes

  • Belen Mozo Helps Spain Claim First International Crown

    The Squire
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    #123024679 / The first LPGA International Crown tournament is in the books, and Team Spain is the winner. I loved everything about the event, and can't wait for the next one in 2016. With a brand new event and brand new format, you're always looking for ways to make it better. But I don't think the LPGA needs to change anything about it, and hope we see the same format two years
  • Annabel Dimmock

    The Squire
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Photo courtesy of Lady Golfer Magazine Annabel Dimmock was recently featured in a fashion shoot by Lady Golfer Magazine (Twitter: @LadyGolferMag), the only monthly magazine in the UK devoted to women's golf. (Which puts the UK one-up on the USA, sad to say.) She was asked in that feature to name a bad golfing habit she hates, and replied, "I don't like it when people fidget over the ball and
  • Watch the Pilot Episode of 'Bikini Golf'

    The Squire
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    We told you about Bikini Golf a while back: It's a TV production company that plans a series of skins games featuring highly skilled female golfers. The twist, as you can probably guess from the name of the company and the name of the show, is that they play golf in bikinis. The pilot episode shot several months back, featuring McKenzie Jackson, Alana Lauren and Maggie Noel. And Bikini Golf
  • Phoebe Yao at the International Crown

    The Squire
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    The LPGA's brand new tournament, The International Crown, is teeing off soon as this is written. It's a cool concept, and it's great to see the LPGA experimenting with different formats. The International Crown has a field of eight, 4-person teams, each team representing a country. In fact, each team consists of the four highest-ranked players for each country in the world rankings. Almost all
  • Looking Back (and Forward) with Ani Gulugian

    The Squire
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It's time for Ani Gulugian to leave the college life and go pro. And that's what she's doing: Above is one the graduation photos she took on the campus of UCLA, where she's spent the past four years as one of the main cogs on one of the nation's top college golf teams. We'll next see Ani playing in LPGA Q-School's first stage qualifier in August. That tournament takes place Aug. 26-29 at
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  • Hot Diggity Dog

    Megan Deremiah
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    We make the turn and grab a dog. Golfers may be predictable, but it’s true that hot dogs and golf are a natural fit. We can carry a hot dog in one hand, a soda in the other and go on … View More ►
  • Wellness 101: Reflection & Legacy Building in Indiana

    Megan Deremiah
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    Editor’s Note: This post is one in a series featuring the journey of wellness guru and golf enthusiast, A.J. Ali, who is traveling through every state in America while playing golf as part of a 101-day journey from June 16 … View More ►
  • Women on Course

    Megan Deremiah
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:25 am
    It’s no secret that golf is a sport that is mostly made up of men. It’s great for doing business, bonding time with buddies and family, or a simple getaway for some time to themselves. Well, who says women can’t … View More ►
  • It’s a Family Tradition

    Megan Deremiah
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    With National Parents Day commemorated every fourth Sunday in July, it’s fitting to recognize some of the ways that golf can bring a family together. It may be the talent that a young man teaches his father or it can … View More ►
  • Wellness 101: Tee It Up in Delaware

    Megan Deremiah
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:20 am
    Editor’s Note: This post is one in a series featuring the journey of wellness guru and golf enthusiast, A.J. Ali, who is traveling through every state in America while playing golf as a way to raise awareness for healthy living. After … View More ►
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    Grouchy Golf Blog

  • Thorlos for (Almost) Free!

    Golf Grouch
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:04 pm
    When I was growing up, my sport du jour was tennis. I started playing sometime in elementary school and became good enough to play on the high school tennis team. I still play to this day, albeit much less frequently. During most of this time, I've heard about the comfort wonders of Thorlo socks from countless tennis players. However, I never tried Thorlos because of sticker shock. I had become accustomed to buying the generic bulk pack white athletic socks at Foot Locker that averaged $1 per sock. So whenever I considered Thorlos, I asked myself, "can these socks be worth 10x the cost of…
  • Think Hockey When Playing Golf

    Golf Grouch
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:04 am
    Watching my LA Kings' amazing march to the Stanley Cup this year was a revelation to me. Not about hockey nor the will of champions, but about the golf swing. I noticed that the hockey slap shot is quite similar to a full golf swing. The key is that a properly executed slapshot requires that the hands are slightly ahead of the puck at impact. This is the same principle that applies to the golf swing. It's no wonder that so many hockey players are great golfers, including Happy Gilmore!They are so similar that I find it helpful to visualize a slap shot when I setup and swing a golf club. I…
  • Golf Tips - The Proper Golf Grip II

    Golf Grouch
    31 May 2014 | 4:08 pm
    The golf swing is such a finicky thing. One day you may be striping the ball as pure as Adam Scott and the very next day you may be $hanking it like a rank beginner. WTF? Since the golf swing requires so much precision, the reason is often a breakdown of swing fundamentals. Even an infinitesimally small change can throw a monkey wrench into a golfer's swing. The fact that these changes are frequently unnoticed by the afflicted golfer in turn leads to disbelief and frustration.I think that the most important, but also the most overlooked fundamental is the grip. I've already posted Butch…
  • Congrats Kelly Xu!

    Golf Grouch
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:23 pm
    Penmar's very own Kelly Xu won the Girls 7-9 Division at the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship held at Augusta National Golf Club. She was among 8 kids to beat out over 17,000 other competitors from around the nation. Since her division was the first girls championship to finish, she was also crowned Augusta National's first ever female champion. Somewhere Martha Burk must be smiling.Here at her home course, Penmar by the Sea, all the locals are thrilled and proud of her. Anyone who has had the pleasure of knowing this exceptional 9-year-old girl knows that her personality and…
  • Good Luck Kelly Xu!

    Golf Grouch
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:23 pm
    As a single dude without children, I normally wouldn't watch the Golf Channel's coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 6. It's basically the biggest golf competition for kids featuring the top 88 junior golfers from across the U.S. and Canada. However, I actually know one of the competitors so I'm excited to watch it. Her name is Kelly Xu and we share the same home course, Penmar by the Sea here in sunny Los Angeles. I've blogged about this 9 year-old wunderkind before and at this point in her development, she can…
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    Hooked On Golf Blog

  • HOG World Tour Resumes Today in New Mexico

    Tony Korologos
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:53 am
    The famous Hooked On Golf Blog World Tour resumes today.  I’m heading to the airport in a few hours.  All packed.  Ready to go.   The HWT returns to perhaps […]
  • First Look: Tom Watson’s Lessons of a Lifetime II Golf Instructional DVD Set

    Tony Korologos
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Just arrived here at HOG world headquarters is the 2nd edition of Tom Watson’s instructional DVD, Lessons of a Lifetime. I’ll be reviewing the program soon and writing a full […]
  • Interviewed on Rick Limpert’s Tech of Sports Radio Show

    Tony Korologos
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Rick Limpert for his radio show on Netcast Studio, “Tech of Sports.” Rick is a very connected and knowledgeable guy in the […]
  • Obama’s Golf Ball Found LEFT of Fairway?

    Tony Korologos
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    larrydoh on Instagram (you know Instagram, that website where you mask bad photos with filters) found this golf ball on the first hole at Congressional Country Club.  Yes, it appears […]
  • First Look: Monsta Golf Balls

    Tony Korologos
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    If you were to ask my opinion, I’d say the golf ball market is pretty saturated.  We don’t really need more brands and models.  That said though, perhaps we could […]
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  • 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…
  • Nicklaus Golf Balls: An easy choice in every way

    Kiel Christianson
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    In this age of custom-fitted gear, things can get pretty confusing. Enter Jack Nicklaus -- The Golden Bear himself -- who has always had a bit of a gift for cutting through the hoo-hah and getting to the point.
  • Anything you can do, Wie can do better

    Kiel Christianson
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:05 pm
    You won't have to look very hard to find stories on Michelle Wie's first major victory today that open with words like "Phew!" or "Finally!" or "Underachieving" or...well, you get the idea. I'd like to remind everyone that Michelle Wie is just 24 yea…
  • Forest Dunes Golf Club: Pure Golf in Pure Michigan

    Kiel Christianson
    18 Jun 2014 | 6:07 pm
    I've been asked several times over the past month or so what my favorite place in the country to play golf is. Each time, I put Michigan high on the list, and am often met with quizzical looks. Why Michigan? Here are a few reasons: *More public c…
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    Travelling Golfer

  • Why Links Golf Courses Are The Best To Play

    19 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
      When we think of the British Open we think of history, we think of the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, and of course the likes of St Andrews, Royal St George’s and Muirfield. This year the circuit’s oldest major has arrived in Hoylake at Royal Liverpool, but what makes this tournament, and in particularly links golf, so special? Firstly, it’s unpredictable. US Open Champion Martin Kaymer recently said that “there’s never really a standard gold shot” on the links, and that’s true. The many factors of links, means each day can be different, and knowing the…
  • Golf Facts from Around the World (Infographic)

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
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    4 Jun 2014 | 5:59 am
    Did you like this infographic? Visit today! Post from: Travelling Golfer15 Facts About Golf Clubs © Mike for Travelling Golfer, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: facts about golf clubs, golf clubs
  • Puma Representation at the 2014 Majors

    2 Jun 2014 | 5:05 am
    Nike have Tiger and Rory, Oakley have Bubba and Zach, Hugo Boss have Martin Kaymer and even Adidas Ashworth have Justin Rose; leaving Puma Golf as one of the only major brands who do not currently have a major winner on their books. However, that could all change in the very near future as the likes of Jonas Blixt and Graham DeLaet are beginning to bolster their major winning potential which, in turn, also eases the pressure on Rickie Fowler who had been relied upon for so long by this German powerhouse of a golf brand. Jonas Blixt has been part of Puma Golf for three years now and having…
  • Function18 Launch Online Promotion to Celebrate the 2014 Masters

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Online golf clothing store Function 18 has today announced the launch of their anticipated Masters promotion. With 10% off all orders over £10 and 15% off all orders over £100, now is the perfect time to stock up on your golf clothing & accessories in time for the summer season. The promotion is available across all major golf brands available online at Function18 including Oscar Jacobson, Nike Golf, Puma Golf, Adidas Golf and Hugo Boss, and will run throughout the Masters tournament until Sunday 13th April. Take advantage of this great promotion this weekend and visit…
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  • 3 Things the Golf Industry Needs to Do to Survive

    Rob Hayashida
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Sandbox8.com3 Things the Golf Industry Needs to Do to Survive With the recent announcement by Dick’s Sporting Goods that it had laid off  more than 500 of its PGA Pros, golf is at a tipping point and needs to turn it around to survive. What that entails is three things: 1) Stop releasing new products every 3 months Two times a year used to be the norm, but releasing a new product every three months is confusing and hurts sales. Releasing new products too often leads to inventory glut and profit loss for retailers. Case in point, Dick’s Sporting Goods. Walk into any big box sports…
  • Cleveland Golf Releases Limited Edition Tour Rack Wedge

    Rob Hayashida
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Sandbox8.comCleveland Golf Releases Limited Edition Tour Rack Wedge   Cleveland Golf announced on twitter that it’s releasing a limited edition Tour Rack wedge, and only 300 will be available for purchase. The Cleveland Golf Tour Rack wedge features a one-of-kind design on the head and trailing edge grind that provides low bounce performance on open face shots with a lowered leading edge. The Tour Rack wedge will retail for $250 and will be available in two lofts: 56 degree with 11 degree of bounce and a60 degree with a 9 degree of bounce. Both versions of the Tour Rack wedge will…
  • Rory McILroy by the Numbers: Post Caroline Wozniack Era

    Rob Hayashida
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Sandbox8.comRory McILroy by the Numbers: Post Caroline Wozniack Era It wasn’t too long ago (Summer 2013) when Rory McILroy was missing cuts left and right, and his girlfriend tennis star Caroline Wozniack was losing matches to players no one has heard of.  Yesterday, both Rory McILroy and Caroline won titles. Coincidence?  Not at all! Business Insider took at look at the numbers on how both McILroy and Wosniack fared before, during, and after their short romance. It’s clear after looking at the numbers, that both McILroy and Wosniack were actively destroying each other’s…
  • What’s in the Bag: Rory McILroy 2014 Open Championship

    Rob Hayashida
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Sandbox8.comWhat’s in the Bag: Rory McILroy 2014 Open Championship Rory McIlroy delivered a spectacular performance at The Open Championship to claim the Claret Jug and become the seventh player in history to win the famous trophy in wire-to-wire fashion. McIlroy is an impressive three-quarters of the way to winning the career Grand Slam at the age of 25 – the third youngest player ever to achieve that record. “The Open is the one that we all want and the one that we all strive for and to be able to hold this Claret Jug is an incredible feeling,” said McIlroy in the…
  • PGA TOUR App Rolls Out iBeacon Support

    Rob Hayashida
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Sandbox8.comPGA TOUR App Rolls Out iBeacon Support The PGA TOUR recently released an update (version 2.5) to its popular PGA TOUR App in the iOS app store and in the release notes stating they are enabling iBeacons at upcoming TOUR Events. Enabling iBeacons for onsite fan enhancements at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the Barclays, and The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. What are iBeacons is what you maybe asking yourself? To the uninitiated, iBeacons is a framework that Apple introduced into iOS7 that allows your iPhone to communicate via Bluetooth to tiny little devices with a computer…
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    Ottawa Golf Blog

  • Shoe Review: ECCO Street Evo One

    Sean Crogie
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    This golf season I've had the pleasure of once again testing out a pair of ECCO golf shoes. The ECCO Street Evo One are of the spikeless variety and the color I got to test out was black/port. What amazes me every year is that ECCO some how is able to improve on their true and tested and original street-style golf shoe. LikesImproved TractionECCO has improved the traction for the golfer with this model. With the outsole providing 800 traction angles I had tremendous traction in all weather conditions as well as varying playing conditions. Being a golfer that likes to take a good rip at the…
  • Predicting The Winner At The Open Championship

    Sean Crogie
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    The Open Championship is one of my favorite majors to watch. I love the fact they switch the venue around every year (Royal Liverpool, at Hoylake this year). The unpredictability of the weather and the way it can affect a golfer both mentally and the golf ball. Links golf something we don't have much here in Canada but the fact it requires so much skill in and around the greens plus the mental stamina of a ninja warrior.Predicting who's going to win the Open Championship is so intriguingly hard. With course knowledge and Open Championship experience going a long way, predicting the eventual…
  • 2UNDR Review - The Best Underwear for Men

    Sean Crogie
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:15 pm
    These aren't your Dad's tighty whities  What guy doesn't want comfort down in his nether regions, especially if your an active dude. With features like the Joey Pouch and The No-Drip Tip Vancouver's 2UNDR has some great performance underwear for the active male. I got to test out two pairs of 2UNDR's SwingShift underwear in green apple and charcoal grey.Soft and Comfortable2UNDR uses a blended fabric, Modal and Spandex. It's the most comfortable fabric of any underwear I've worn. Here's why: Modal is a type of Rayon that is smooth, soft and breathes extremely well. Our blend is…
  • Sergio Garcia Surprises Golfers at Bethpage Black

    Sean Crogie
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    The Full TaylorMade Professional TreatmentHaving never played Bethpage Black before I can only imagine the extra thrill these golfers had the day Sergio Garcia and TaylorMade Golf showed up with some SLDR drivers and the real professional treatment, have a watch.
  • PGA TOUR member Brad Fritsch to be FORCES & FAMILIES OPEN First Professional Golf Ambassador

    Sean Crogie
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:59 am
    Great news from the upcoming FORCES & FAMILIES OPEN. Theyintroduced PGA TOUR member Brad Fritsch as its first Professional Ambassador of Golf. Great stuff from a local golfer who keeps on giving back in the Ottawa area.PGA TOUR member Brad Fritsch to be FORCES & FAMILIES OPENFirst Professional Golf Ambassador (Ottawa, Ontario) – John Randolph, Tournament Director is pleased to announce that Ottawa native and second-year PGA TOUR member Brad Fritsch will be supporting the FORCES & FAMILIES OPEN as its first Professional Ambassador of Golf. Brad, 36, continues to have…
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  • 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…
  • Tour Sticks: Michelle Wie’s Putter

    Sean Weir
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:03 am
    Michelle Wie’s comeback reached a crescendo over the weekend with a two-stroke victory at the U.S. Women’s Open, a major tournament win that may signal a return to dominance. Michelle Wie’s putter during the tournament was a Nike Method 006 blade putter. The Method 006 putter is part of the Method Midnight line that followed the original Method putters, but Wie’s model appears to have the original stainless steel finish compared to the darker finish of the Midnight putters. The Nike Method line, and particularly the high-end original milled Method and subsequent…
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  • Some Thoughts About Distance and Control

    The Wedge Guy
    11 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    As you know, I am a huge fan of the way Mr. Ben Hogan played the game. I grew up learning from his books, “Power Golf” and “Five Lessons – The Modern Fundamentals of Golf”. And of course, now I am the man responsible for the effort to bring the Ben Hogan legacy back to the golf equipment industry. It’s both an honor and a great responsibility to be able to lead this team to that end. One of the most fascinating things to me about the way Mr. Hogan played the game was the way he outlined his club distance chart in Power Golf. Now, bear in mind that the ball and equipment were quite…
  • Glorious Independence Day

    The Wedge Guy
    4 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    [With respect for my international readers, please allow me to pontificate on the most important American holiday this morning.] July 4. The day we celebrate the most courageous and inspiring event in all of world history. When a small group of colonists took on the most powerful army in the world . . . and won. Why did they pledge “their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor?” Because man is meant to be free. No more complex than that. Man is not meant to be bonded by another. We are not meant to only be able to do what another, more powerful man or entity requires us to do. Our…
  • Ball Striking vs. Shot Making

    The Wedge Guy
    27 Jun 2014 | 4:19 am
    We often hear these two terms used to describe a given golfer’s particular skills, and sometimes they are used interchangeably. Today I would like to discuss the difference and then pose a question to all of you to weigh in on, if you would please. Reading through the dialog out there, here’s how I would define each and explain the difference: “Ball striking” refers to a golfer’s ability to make extremely solid contact with the ball shot after shot, club to club, with remarkable consistency. It is the core essence of the game, actually, because until you get reasonably consistent in…
  • A Tale of Two Opens

    The Wedge Guy
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:27 am
    I have been looking forward to this week for most of the year – a chance to watch the best women golfers in the world tee it up right behind the men at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst #2. And they certainly did not disappoint in the first day. Stacy Lewis takes the early lead with a masterful display of ball control. She hit 13 of 14 fairways and 17 greens yesterday to put together a pretty workmanlike 3-under-par 67. I loved her remark in her press conference that it was “easy” out there. She wasn’t talking about Pinehurst being easy at all, but rather that the game is much easier when…
  • A Question About The Arms

    The Wedge Guy
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:35 am
    I received a question from a reader the other day that had me pondering a bit about how to answer. Jonathan C. asked about the relationship between the arms, and suggested that, as a lefty, he needed to work on his left arm through the release at impact. That made me go “Hmmmmmm”, but here is my advice, Jonathan . . . and anyone else who might be thinking about this aspect of the swing. I’m a firm believer that the lead arm – your right as a left-handed golfer, Jonathan – has to be the leader through impact. A firm lead arm is the only way to ensure consistent control of the…
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  • First Look - Nike Golf's Ultra-Exclusive MMProto Irons

    Tony Covey
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:40 am
    Written By: Tony Covey A Full Set You probably saw the Nike MM Proto 2-iron that Rory McIlroy used to win The Open Championship. At the time, most of us assumed the MM Proto was a one-off driving iron not too dissimilar from TaylorMade’s Ultimate Driving Iron. It turns out Rory’s 2-iron was really just the beginning. Nike staffer Thorbjorn Olesen posted a pic to Instagram yesterday which basically let anybody who was paying attention know that the Champion Golfer of the Year’s 2-iron would soon be joined by a 3, 4, 5…you get the idea. The MMProto is a full set of…
  • Leaked: Titleist 915 – All the Details

    Tony Covey
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Titleist’s 915 Series metalwoods are coming. You’ve seen the pictures. You’ve heard a few things about ARC (the slot), and you’ve probably made some reasonable guesses about what the Titleist story will eventually be. Wouldn’t it be great to have some actual information? We’ve got your back. Whatever you think about Titleist, I can tell you one thing with reasonable certainty. Much like PING, the company doesn’t trade in bullshit. They don’t oversell innovation – steady progress is fine. And while that has perhaps caused us to question…
  • Open Your Wallets Wider, Golf Gear is Too Damn Cheap

    Tony Covey
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Written By: Tony Covey As I’ve heard it from hundreds of you; one of the prime suspects in the crime that is the decline of golf is the cost of the gear itself. Golf equipment has gotten too damn expensive. These golf companies have a lot of nerve thinking they can charge $400 for a driver. Nobody can afford to spend $400 in this economy. The prevailing perception is that the manufacturers are gouging the consumer. They’ve steadily raised prices and haven’t given you a damn thing more for your money. Those sonsofbitches. Golf equipment is overpriced, right? They’re…
  • Have Your Say! – Mizuno Brand Survey

    Tony Covey
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    One For the Little Guy To this point we’ve basically focused our survey efforts on some of the larger brands in golf. This time around we want to hear your thoughts on a smaller brand that I suspect will be very popular with you guys. As most of you know, Mizuno started leaking pics of their upcoming fall releases during The Open Championship, and with embargoes lifting, now seems like the perfect time to hear what you think about the Mizuno brand and its products. As always the case, there’s plenty to think about. Given the recent developments at Dick’s Sporting Goods, you…
  • Dick's Firings Signal Major Recalibration of the Golf Equipment Industry

    Tony Covey
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Written By: Tony Covey The golf equipment industry’s retail model is broken. That’s an opinion, but it’s an opinion shared by every last person I know in this industry. As if we needed more evidence that the system is in need of recalibration, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the #1 sporting goods retailer in the USA, very recently fired 100% of  the PGA Professionals on staff. That is, unfortunately, an undisputed fact. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported the number of people who lost their job at over 500. My sources put the number at roughly 550. Either way, it’s a bad…
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    Scot Duke

  • SyncLab Media Says Goodbye to Their Summer Intern

    Scot Duke
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    It really is hard to believe our six week summer intern program for 2014 has come and gone.  Yesterday we said goodbye to our summer intern, Mercedes Salazar. SyncLab Media Internship Each year we accept interns from Ursuline Academy of Dallas.  We now have graduated four interns from our summer intern programs. Each intern is given an assignment that we outline during the interview process.  They have 60 hours to complete their assignment along with all the wrenches we throw in the mix to give them a feel of how businesses are REALLY run. So far, we have not had any of them runaway…
  • Business Networking: Do You Know How?

    Scot Duke
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    I have found that over 80% of the business people I talk to have given up on offline business networking. The reason they threw in the towel was not due to them not meeting good people.  It was due to the people they were meeting at business networking functions had no clue what business networking is about and see the gathers only as a place to receive attention and not give. Business Networking is a Sharing Experience It is a shame the economy has driven so many people to the unemployment lines which directly results in these people attending every gathering of business executives in…
  • Are You Online to Play or Work…or Both?

    Scot Duke
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    There seems to be this war raging out here in LaLaLand over the issue of whether the internet is for social use only or for commercial use only. On one side are the people who feel the internet is a school yard sandbox only to be used to post high school reunion notices, posting the ‘F’ word in every other sentence and updating their latest conquest on Ingress. Then on the other side are the businesses who see the internet as a high definition billboard to post they non-stop keyword loaded promotions without any regard to the need for social interaction. The question…
  • The Foundry Club: Why Should You Join?

    Scot Duke
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    I had the opportunity to sit down with Amy Hill, Director of Member Services at The Foundry Club located at the Mockingbird Station in Dallas, Texas.  Following is the video produced from my interview. One thing is for sure, if you are a serious entrepreneur in Dallas you are going to need not just an office, but an office with a soul.   The Foundry Club is for business people who are interested in developing a strong associated with other synergetic entrepreneurs. The Foundry Club is an entrepreneur business center conveniently located in the center of Dallas business district. Learn more…
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    Pink Diva Golf

  • Annika please win the AC Celebrity Golf Championship

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Actually what I’d rather say here is… Annika please kick some golf butt at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championships in Tahoe.  The boys are already crying about her playing. (Waaaa)  How fabulous would it be if she won!!! Go Annika! According to Annika Sorenstam is better than even money to win this years edition of the American Century Championship at Edgewood. The LPGA Hall of Famer and arguably the best female golfer of all time is now 4-5 to beat the men, after opening up as a 2:1 favorite. 4- time winner and defending champ Billy Joe Tolliver…
  • Vote for “Best Female Golfer” for The ESPYS

    15 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Vote for “Best Female Golfer” for The ESPYS- the finalists are Stacy Lewis, Inbee Park, Suzann Pettersen, & Michelle Wie!  Voting continues now until tomorrow 7/16 at 9 pm ET!! ‪#‎VOTE‬ ‪#‎ESPYS‬     Be Golf Fashionable! FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING! Shop at the Pink Diva Golf Boutique, click here.
  • What type of golfer are you?

    11 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    What type of golfer are you? Take a trip from tee to clubhouse with this quiz from the team at and reveal your true golfing identity. Tee off the quiz here.  Leave us a comment and let us know!   Be Golf Fashionable! Shop at the Pink Diva Golf Boutique, click here.
  • LPGA Viewership Highest since 2009

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    #LPGA viewership is UP!!!  Highest since 2009. Check out this cool graph! From Twitter: LPGA Commish Michael Whan ‏says “Excited to share these TV nuggets from the 1st half of the @LPGA season”.#womensgolf Be Golf Fashionable! Shop at the Pink Diva Golf Boutique, click here.  
  • Summer Golf is Here! Free Shipping!

    11 Jul 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Shop at our Pink Golf Diva online boutique for women! Sparkle on the golf course with one-of-kind golf jewelry, bling shirts, crystal ball markers, bling towels, and pink golf accessories.  SHOP NOW:   Be Golf Fashionable! Shop at the Pink Diva Golf Boutique, click here.  
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    Australian Senior Golfer

  • Scott’s No.1 ranking under threat

    Brian O'Hare
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational Preview: Leaderboard ADAM SCOTT’S world No.1 ranking is under threat this week at the last World Golf Championships event of the season – but the Aussie golfer was sounding anything but a loser ahead of the tournament. Both British Open winner Rory McIlroy and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson have the opportunity to snatch Scott’s ranking this week if they win the Bridgestone Invitational at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, and have things go their way. McIlroy would need to win and have Scott finish outside the top 5…
  • Champions Tour: 2014 3M Championship Preview: Leaderboard

    Brian O'Hare
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:23 pm
    BERNHARD LANGER streeted the field at the Senior British Open last weekend but the question now is whether he will keep it going when the Champions Tour returns to its regular environs this week. The answer probably is a resounding yes. Langer now has 13 top 10s in 14 starts this season and doesn’t look like lessening the pressure any time soon. Langer and Senior Open runner up Colin Montgomerie have a significant lead over the field in the season long Schwab Cup and the pair will probably be fighting it out, or somewhere near the lead, come Sunday. Scene for the 2014 3M Championship this…
  • Balance is key to good golf

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:41 am
    Want to know the biggest physical difference between amateur and pro golfers? By Brad Ott (MSPT, Cert MDT) EVER notice how balanced and stable professional golfers are? Sure, a good fundamental swing contributes to that, but let’s explore in more depth where balance comes from and why it’s so important. Balance is an integration of three systems in your body. These are the visual system, the vestibular system and the somatosensory or proprioceptive system. The visual system works to stabilize your gaze during head and body motion. The vestibular system (inner ear) works to keep the body…
  • TaylorMade Golf now driving the Gold Coast World Masters

    Brian O'Hare
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    CLUB GOLFERS are set to be the big winners with TaylorMade Golf signing on as title sponsor for the 19th annual World Masters Golf Championship on the Gold Coast from 19 to 25 October 2014. The TaylorMade announcement marks a new beginning for this tournament which was well known as the Mitsubishi Masters. Mitsubishi Motors had sponsored the tournament since it started 19 years ago. Hosted by Go Golfing, Managing Director Peter McCarthy said he was grateful for Mitsubishi Motors long term support and excited about what TaylorMade Golf will bring to the event. “Mitsubishi was Go Golfing’s…
  • Tickets on sale for Perth’s hottest golf event

    Brian O'Hare
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:23 pm
    TICKETS to the 2014 Perth International went on sale this week with the event’s strongest ever field expected at Lake Karrinyup Country Club from 23 to 26 October. Prices start from just $22 with free entry for kids under 16 years old and some exiting new ticketing options. The only international golf event in Western Australia, the Perth International is now in its third year and entrants so far confirmed this year include reigning US PGA Champion Jason Dufner, exciting Frenchman Victor Dubuisson, local hero Brett Rumford and US PGA Tour winner Steven Bowditch. A new addition to this…
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    Perform Better Golf Blog

  • Golf Stretch To Improve Swing Consistency

    Mike Pedersen
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm Bobby and I have been receiving a ton of emails from older golfers who are struggling with back pain and a massive loss of power and distance. I wanted to address one critical area in this golf video that is common amongst the majority of senior golfers we work with. It’s a restricted shoulder shoulder. Specifically the right one in a right-handed golfer. Important: Golfers over the age of 45 should really pay attention to flexibility. A declining range of motion in the major joints (shoulders, hips, back, and neck) can…
  • How To Fix Weak Shots That Go To The Right

    Mike Pedersen
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:25 pm
      I have helped hundreds of frustrated golfers who hit inconsistent iron shots that do not go their full distance, and that tail off to the right. Watch this video to see one fix for this golf miss. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
  • Open Championship Ping Putter Winner Is…

    Mike Pedersen
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
      The Open Championship was so exciting, and Rory deserved to win the the Claret Jug. In today’s video, I announce the winner of our Ping Putter contest. We appreciate all of you who participated. It got to nearly 1 thousand golfers in the contest. This week we’ll simmer down to 1 or maybe 2 videos, but always trying to bring you value Golfingly Yours, Bobby
  • The Open Championship Golf Tips

    Mike Pedersen
    19 Jul 2014 | 10:02 am
    &nbsp The Open Championship is heating up, but Rory is looking very strong. In today’s video, I talk about some more golf shots and tips that the players are doing this week as planned. The contest is neck-and-neck with a few subscribers, so it should be fun come Monday morning to see who gets the new Ping Putter. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
  • Another Open Championship Golf Shot

    Mike Pedersen
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:40 am
      In today’s video, I show you another golf shot they are going to be playing all week long at the Open Championship? The contest has started and we have 909 subscribers playing. Wow! I’m blown away at the response, but someone is going to get a brand new Ping Putter on Monday. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • Is Slow Play Ruining Golf?

    29 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    It seems slow play has always been an issue in golf but how directly does it affect us amateurs? Do you find the game less enjoyable and more annoying? The Rule for slow play is Rule 6-7 and states: Undue Delay; Slow Play: The player must play without undue delay and in accordance with any pace of play guidelines that the Committee may establish. Between completion of a hole and playing from the next teeing ground, the player must not unduly delay play. On the PGA Tour for example, a player has 40 seconds to hit a shot (with an additional 20 seconds) for differing circumstances –…
  • Golf Socks by Swiftwick

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    I receive a lot of golf equipment, accessories and apparel throughout the year but honestly one of my favorite things to receive in a nice, new pair of golf socks. Yup, golf socks. Nothing like a nice, fresh, quality pair of golf socks. The ones I just received are by Swiftwick and I tested a number of them. Remember when a sock was a sock? Not anymore. Swiftwick puts a lot of technology into their socks for all types of athletes (and non-athletes) including, of course, golfers. My favorite was, The PURSUIT™. It’s such a comfortable, plush sock. It’s made from 21 gauge American Merino…
  • Golfers Sign Anti-Betting Waivers at Open Championship

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    In the past, players could back believe in themselves with a legal wager at the Open but this year have been asked to sign a waiver to avoid betting on themselves. Although sports betting has limited legality here in the U.S., betting parlors abound in the UK ( I read somewhere there are actually 82 betting shops in one London borough!) with a number near Royal Liverpool itself. With so much money on the line (last years purse was close to $9M) I guess you can see the temptation for these wealthy players to make a wager or two. Interestingly, this does not apply to caddies so what stops a…
  • Quick 9: Interview with PGA Golf Fitness Instructor, Andrew Fischer

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    This month’s “Quick 9″ interview is with Bubba Watson’s Golf Fitness instructor, Andrew Fischer. Andrew Fischer is a Golf Fitness instructor on the PGA Tour, most notably for 2-time Master’s Champion, Bubba Watson. Fish, as he is known on the tour, designs golf specific workouts for professional golfers based on their performance goals and personal needs. He has worked with Bryce Molder, Jeff Overton, Chris Stroud, Ryan Moore, Bubba Watson and other PGA Tour pros. Fish has helped dozens of golfers, all at different skills levels, reach their peak performance…
  • Golf Visualization #1: Feeling Grounded

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    I’m going to start a series on golf visualizations. I find these immensely helpful in my own game and hope they will be helpful to you, too. The great thing about visualizations is that they can be as creative and imaginative as you like. Creating different ways to imagine or think about a specific golf position or dynamic can be a immensely powerful way to producing a solid, repeatable, relaxed golf swing. I’ve often felt, when playing my best golf, that I had a very rooted, grounded feeling with my legs and feet. That the leverage of the ground is producing the power. As we know, a…
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    Tip It Out Golf

  • The New Driver Dilemma (And How To Get A New Driver For Less)

    Wes Reynolds
    10 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    The major club companies have a strangle hold on the market. It seems like every few months a big name brand is coming out with another $400 driver that is “longer and straighter” than the last. While I do believe in the improvement of technology, I don’t believe in shelling out $400 for a new driver every few months. I’ve been thinking about an idea to completely flip the golf club industry on its head, and give every player the opportunity to get the brand new drivers, for less. I would love your thoughts below. I’ve noticed an on going dissatisfaction with the big name club…
  • Charles Barkley Golf Swing: An Enjoyable Ugliness

    Joey Wynn
    1 Jan 2013 | 1:05 pm
    There aren’t many prettier moves than the Charles Barkley golf swing. The fluid transition combined with athletic balance make it a move many only dream to emulate. The following is a collection of quick videos and photos of the legendary golf swing of Sir Charles. Barkley has spend time with world renowned golf instructors, and countless hours on the range. Here is the fruit of his labor… Hopefully your golf swing hasn’t suffered, but the man deserves a proper shrine. It’s tough to imagine there is a worse golf swing on the planet. What do you think?
  • The Truth About How To Hit A Draw (And Why You’ve Been Mislead By Obsolete Information)

    Wes Reynolds
    26 Apr 2012 | 7:33 pm
    [Note #1: If you've been trying to correct your slice without any luck, or you want to develop a nice soft draw, read this to the end. What you discover might shock you.] Ok, Lets Get Started My name is Wes Reynolds, I am Director of Instruction at Tip It Out golf. I wrote this report to reveal the truth about what it takes to ACTUALLY hit a draw. I’ve spent the last few years talking with players and I discovered that a draw is one of the most elusive shots in the game. For some reason so many players struggle to hit it. Being the inquisitive type that I am, I HAD to find out why. What…
  • A Simple Solution For Tough Decisions On The Golf Course

    Wes Reynolds
    28 Mar 2012 | 12:00 am
    The majority of good decisions on the golf course are based on information. Golf is a game of information. The person who has more, and knows what to do with it, lowers their scores. This is one of the core principles of Intelligent Improvement. I came across this video by Dennis Sales at Button Hole in Providence, Rhode Island. The video delivers a great example of how having more information helps you make better decisions. You’ll make better decisions both on the golf course and at the practice tee. Dennis shows how to use the information you have about your game, your tendencies,…
  • FINALLY Doing What You’ve Told Me To Do…

    Wes Reynolds
    25 Mar 2012 | 10:30 pm
    I’ve been feeling reluctant to talk about something, But it’s long overdue, so here goes… As you may or may not know, about 80% of players hit a slice. When we think about all the trainers, tips, technology, and experts we have available, The fact that 80% still hit a slice is ABSURD! But to be honest, I don’t blame the players. No matter how hard you looked, no matter how many magazines you read, or how many videos you watched, you would NOT have found THE TRUTH about fixing your slice and hitting a draw. The reason is, for the past hundred years or so, no one has TRULY…
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    The A Position

  • Handicapping the 2014 Open Championship

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Royal Liverpool Golf Club, known as “Hoylake” © Kevin Murray So what will Royal Liverpool turn up this year, will it be the one of 2006 when Tiger plotted his way to victory with a 2-Iron, or will it be the one that I have played many a time with the wind whipping in off the sea, foot high rough and where level par could be the winning score? All will be revealed by Sunday afternoon. And our resident handicapper, James Mason, reveals more of his thinking in our new majors emagazine, The Grain: The Open Championship Issue 2014, chock full of other stories and videos on Royal…
  • The Royal Treatment

    14 Jul 2014 | 9:50 am
    The pros may find Royal Liverpool a royal pain this week, but that remains to be seen. We have the Open Championship course covered from all angles in our latest major e-magazine, The Grain: The Open Championship Issue 2014. In addition, Tom Harack alerts readers to six other world-wide opportunities to get the Royal treatment on non-Open Championship rota courses: –Royal County Down –Royal Montreal –Royal Adelaide –Royal Calcutta –Royal Durban –Royal St. David’s and Royal Porthcrawl. Okay, seven other world-wide opportunities. Fifth hole at Royal…
  • Links golf and the Open Championship: Q & A with Ken Nice

    14 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    As Director of Agronomy at award-winning Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Ken Nice has a keen interest in the Open Championship. He and his staff take pride in providing Bandon’s guests the same firm, fast and bouncy playing conditions found at links courses like Royal Liverpool, where the claret jug will be presented on July 20. A native of Corvallis, Oregon and married to his wife Pam for 23 years, Nice has served as a superintendent for Pacific Dunes, Bandon Trails and Old McDonald following a stint as an assistant at Bandon Dunes. Despite the demands of his position at one of the world’s top…
  • The Grain: 2014 Open Championship Issue

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    The contents list about says it all–except perhaps that the writing rises to the usual professional level of our contributors to The A Position, as does the video work from David Whyte and Jamie McWilliams.  Click here for our latest major e-magazine, The Grain: The Open Championship Issue 2014, and enjoy this year’s contest all the more! Not noted above is Tom Harack’s traversal of six “Royal” courses you can play, while Andy Waple presents a tour of fine links courses not in the Open rota. And there’s a contest opportunity to not only win a trip to play…
  • Most Difficult Open Championship Course?

    11 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    In a brief tour of “Carnivorous Carnoustie” videographer David Whyte makes the case that the Championship Course at Carnoustie is the most difficult of the Open Championship rota. It’s all part of the 2014 Open Championship Issue of our e-magazine, The Grain: Changing Your Read, with a full menu of stories about this year’s contest at Royal Liverpool, along with more video and contests to enter.
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    macduff consulting

  • 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…
  • My Top Five from the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

    Nick Green
    26 Jan 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Golf BoardThis product actually won "Best in Show" and the honor was well deserved for a product conceived, designed and brought to market by surfers. I met with one of the owners, Star Faraon and he has never played golf, clearly never worn a blue blazer and is a cool west coast dude. He is also a smart guy and introducing the Golf Board at the show, he had few pre-conceived ideas about how it would be received by the traditionalists who frequent the massive convention center. When I met with him he was in shock, as his booth was swarming with golfers intrigued by the prospect of a new form…
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    Irish Golf Desk

  • South of Ireland — Bleakley wins 3 and 2

    Brian Keogh
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    A very happy father and son duo after a very wet and scrappy final.— Brian Keogh (@IrishGolfDesk) July 30, 2014 Shandon Park's Stuart Bleakley pulled off the biggest win of his short career when he beat Potrmarnock's Darragh Coghlan 3 and 2 to claim the Clare Coast Hotels sponsored South of Ireland Amateur Open at Lahinch.The 19-year old became the first player in recent memory to come all the way through from the first round draw to win the title and it was fitting that he emulated Shandon Park legends Davy Long, who won in 1974, and Neil Anderson, who…
  • Friendly fire: Knightly and Coghlan set for "South" shootout

    Brian Keogh
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Darragh Coghlan (Portmarnock) drives on the sixth during the quarter-finals of the South of Ireland. Picture: Thos Caffrey / Bosom buddies Darragh Coghlan and Richard Knightly must park their long friendship for a few hours and don the gloves as they battle for a place in the final of the Clare Coast Hotels sponsored South of Ireland Amateur Open at Lahinch.The Dubliners, who have been friends since the age of 12 and even share a coach in former amateur great Noel Fox, square off with the satisfaction of knowing that one of them will get a chance to challenge Shandon…
  • South of Ireland - Battle for the semis

    Brian Keogh
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:07 am
    South of Ireland Amateur Open, sponsored by Clare Coast HotelsSemi-finals8:30 Eanna Griffin (Waterford)  v Stuart Bleakley (Shandon Park)8:45 Darragh Coghlan (Portmarnock) v Richard Knightly (The Royal Dublin)Tuesday 29th - Quarter-finalsEanna Griffin (Waterford) bt Conor O’Rourke (Naas) 3/2Stuart Bleakley (Shandon Park) bt Robert Cannon (Balbriggan) 8/6Darragh Coghlan (Portmarnock) bt Andrew Magee (Powerscourt) 5/4Richard Knightly (The Royal Dublin) bt Ian O’Rourke (The Royal Dublin) 3/2 Andrew Magee (Powerscourt) hits a four-iron to 12 feet at the…
  • Evergreen Pierse still gunning for elusive South as Murray and Selfridge bow out

    Brian Keogh
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Arthur Pierse. Picture Thos Caffrey / It was a day for old guns with 42-year old dreams and young guns who play like there’s no tomorrow. In short, it was a classic Lahinch day that saw 63-year old Arthur Pierse plot his  way into the last 16, Pat Murray and Chris Selfridge bow out and a host of former winners and ambitious youngsters muscle their way through to the penultimate day.Pierse, a former Walker Cup player and four-time championship winner showed all his old ball-striking prowess to oust two talented young players and train his sights on another in the Clare…
  • Big breakthrough for Small in Oughterard

    Paul Kelly
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Patrick Small. Picture: Thos Caffrey / Galway Golf Club's Patrick Small carded a two under par round of 68 to win the Oughterard Pro-Am.The 24-year-old assistant professional made a poor start to his round with dropped shots at the second and fifth but a run of four consecutive birdies from the sixth set him on course for victory.The Helen's Bay native went to the turn in two under 33 and came home in level par 35 with a birdie at the par five 14th offset by a bogey at the 15th. It was Small's best finish of the season by some margin and was good enough to drop…
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  • Golding’s Girls Experience the Sweet Spot of Life, One Swing at a Time

    Gayle Moss
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    60 years ago a priest in Southern Ontario gave a set of sawed-off hickory golf clubs to tiny 5 year old girl who wanted to play golf. Little did he know what an impact that gift would have on her life and that of thousands of young girls in some of the most poverty-stricken regions of Africa.Little Ginny Golding, fell in love with the game and went on to become the first female member of the PGA of BC. She is a pioneer for women’s golf in BC and the poster child for players who are committed to giving back through golf.Ginny Helps Dennis Get Back into Golfwhere she volunteers at Adapted…
  • Growing the Game of Golf one Club at a Time

    Gayle Moss
    20 May 2014 | 5:10 pm
    During my most recent golf getaway to Maui, I played my favorite sport every day at my favorite golf resort on the island – Ka’anapali Resort.People often ask me, why Ka’anapali when there are so many great courses on the island?  And my answer is always the same, “I’ve been playing golf on Maui since 2007. Except for two smaller venues on the east coast, I’ve played every course on the island many times including two on Lana’i.  I’ve even played courses that don’t exist anymore.And although most these courses are worth the price of admission, they lack something…
  • Ginny Golding Gives Back through Golf -- One Swing at a Time

    Gayle Moss
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    It never ceases to amaze me the generosity of golfers. Did you know that golf raises more money for charity than all other sports combined?  In January the PGA announced it had surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving - $1 billion of which was raised in just the past 8 years.But giving back through golf isn't reserved for famous athletes and the professional associations that run major tournaments.  Many golfers give back without most of us ever hearing about it -- golfers like Ginny Golding – the first female to join the PGA of BC.The Best Golf Coach in BC according to Best…
  • Do Golfing Stereotypes Apply to Women Too?

    Gayle Moss
    5 Feb 2014 | 7:46 am
    Guest post by: Emily SutherlandIt seems like there are quizzes popping up left, right and centre these days but I don’t mind admitting that I’m partial to the occasional lunchtime quiz.I noticed a new one recently that piqued my interest more than usual – What Type of Golfer Are YouI’m sure anyone who has spent a few hours out on the green will be able to pick out the different stereotypes of golfers but more often than not, these are based on the behavioural traits of men. So I took the quiz, with the intention of seeing if similar stereotypes apply to women as well as men.Who Am…
  • Escape to Ka'anapali via Golf Today NW

    Gayle Moss
    4 Feb 2014 | 10:59 am
    Everyone knows I love golfing on Maui.  What's not to love?So when I was asked why I enjoy playing the two courses at Ka'anapali so much, this is what I told Golf Today NW Magazine.Aloha!GolfgalPamper yourself on Maui! Book your little piece of heaven in golfers' paradise. Book now at and tell them Golfgal sent you!
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    Golf Course of Rhymes

  • Golf Poetry at its Best

    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” ( “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 …”

    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

    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…
  • “For Michelle Wie” Revisited

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    [Almost two years ago when Michelle Wie graduated from Stanford, I published a Post with the paragraphs and poem below. Given her play this year, I thought that it might be appropriate to reprint that Post for those that missed it.] “Last Summer, at the time of the U.S. Women’s Open, an Internet headline read “It’s Open Season on Michelle Wie . . .”  The story included the statement that, “school [Stanford] was too much of a distraction for Wie . . . “ In fact, Ms. Wie has had her critics almost from the time she began playing competitive golf more than eleven years ago.
  • A Masters Chip for the Ages: Tiger on 16 in 2005

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
      With Tiger absent from this years Masters, it is a good time to remember one of his most famous Masters shots which he made on the 16th hole in 2005. If you saw it live I would bet that you still remember it. But even for those of you that do and also for those that missed it, I offer my recollection as follows: ♦A Masters Chip for the Ages From a difficult lie beyond the steeply sloped sixteenth green a steely-eyed Tiger sent his ball to a spot far above the hole, the ball coming crisply off his wedge, flew low, bounced once and rolled on a yard or two until gravity took over,…
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    Golf Tips & Instruction For The Mental Game

  • 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…
  • The Mental Game Triggers That Helped Rory Win The Open

    David MacKenzie
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Throughout all 18 holes of Rory’s victorious final round of The Open Championship, there were 2 “Trigger words” he used repeatedly to make sure his focus was on the things that were going to enable him to finish the job and become The Open Champion for the first time. “Mental game triggers”, “Success mantras”, “Action Phrases” or “Self-talk” are a simple yet very effective way to keep you positive, in the present and focused on the most important factors for playing your best golf. During a round, the world’s top golfers can use any number of these words or…
  • Alignment: The most important part of your set up before every golf shot

    David MacKenzie
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    It’s hard to say that any of the fundamentals are more important than another, as all should be continually perfected, but if there’s one that causes more off-line golf shots, then alignment clearly stands out. Once you’ve learned the correct, grip, posture, ball position and stance, it’s not that hard to maintain them and during most shots they will fall into place. But alignment is one that has a tendency to waiver. Poor alignment leads to swing problems Without proper alignment, your body receives mixed signals from your brain, with regards to your body position and your intended…
  • Putting Keys and Practice Drills

    David MacKenzie
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    I’ve put together a few more drills practice drills for your putting, to get you consistently hitting the center of the putter and making more putts, especially under pressure. 1. Keep the Eyes looking down I wrote about this concept in a previous putting drills article and it’s a very important one. Problem: When we’re under pressure in tournaments, we tend to want to look quickly at the outcome of the putt. You probably don’t even notice it, but if you look up a split-second too early before you’ve finished your stroke, the left shoulder (for a right hander)…
  • More Distance Without Changing Your Golf Swing

    David MacKenzie
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    Free flowing is better than hard and fast Whilst watching the Travelers Championship last weekend, I noticed something that I thought I should highlight to help amateurs increase distance. Bubba Watson, the longest driver on Tour, was teeing off with the driver and I couldn’t help but notice how easy and slow he swings it and how loose he looks. Yet his club-head speed is the fastest on Tour. It made me think about how many golfers I teach who tell me how they struggle with distance, only for me to see them try to murder the golf ball with a fast, tight swing. In this article I’m going to…
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  • Bridgestone J715 Driver

    The Golf Drill Guru
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  The USGA recently released photos of a new driver likely set for the Japanese market (even though we’d like to see models out here) – the J715 line.  Two new drivers popped up on the list – the B3 & B5. They both feature an adjustable hosel, two weight ...
  • Callaway V-Series Driver

    The Golf Drill Guru
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  We’ve got a few new sticks to show you from the USGA conforming list that look very interesting.  Bridgestone has two new drivers, Mizuno one, we’ve got another pic of the Titleist 915 and Callaway’s v-Series driver. Callaway V-Series This driver is the next generation of the Big Bertha ...
  • Bombing Your Drives – An Infographic

    The Golf Drill Guru
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  We’ve been sent a truly informative and interesting infographic that should help provide all golfers no matter their skill level some direction on hitting the ball further, including plenty of exercises and stretching techniques.  We had to share it with you.  Special thanks to for this cool piece.  Enjoy ...
  • Hopkins DJ21 Irons

    7 Jul 2014 | 9:11 am
    Hello and thanks for stopping by. Earlier this year, Hopkins Golf introduced their new line of DJ21 irons. The DJ21 irons are designed for those good at the game, accomplished golfers. Hopkins new irons are designed with soft, heat-treated carbon steel for an appreciable feel. They feature what Hopkins Golf describes as Dynamic Gold. The ...
  • Hawaiian Grass designed for Golf Courses

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:23 am
    Hawaiian Turfgrass recently licensed SeaStar Paspalum, a grass suited for the Hawaiian climate. The grass was developed by the world’s leading seashore paspalum turfgrass breeder, Dr. Paul Raymer, at the University of Georgia. SeaStar can be used for golf courses wall-to-wall. “Hawaii is one of the most ideal environments that exists for seashore paspalum grasses. It’s ...
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    Golf and Course - Welcome to Golf & Course

  • Barracuda Championship Preview & Favourites

    John Callaghan
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    The 2014 Barracuda Championship replaces the Reno-Tahoe Open on the PGA Tour and will be held during the same week as the Bridgestone Invitational. Unlike the majority of PGA Tour events, the format for the Barracuda Championship is Modified Stableford. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Bridgestone Invitational Preview & Favorites

    John Callaghan
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:09 am
    The PGA Tour and European Tour are in Akron, Ohio this week for the 2014 World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational. The 16th Bridgestone Invitational tournament is the 3rd World Golf Championships event this season and will be hosted at its traditional venue, the Firestone Country Club and played on the South Course. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • RBC Canadian Open Preview & Favorites

    John Callaghan
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    After a week in England for The Open, the PGA Tour is back over the pond and in Quebec, Canada for the 2014 RBC Canadian Open. For the 10th time, the RBC Canadian Open will be hosted at North America’s oldest golf club, the Royal Montreal Golf Club. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • M2M Russian Open Preview & Favourites

    John Callaghan
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:59 am
    After an enthralling week in Hoylake, England, the European Tour is in Russia for the M2M Russian Open this week. The tournament will be hosted at the Tseleevo Golf & Polo Club in Moscow for the second consecutive year. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Tales From The Fairways

    Fergus Bisset
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    The sport of golf is packed with folklore: tales of incredible feats or of dire misfortunes. In clubhouses across the country you’ll hear peels of laughter or gasps of amazement as golfing stories are retold for the umpteenth time over a couple of post-round libations. There may be some truth to these wildly spun yarns that have long since been embellished upon, or perhaps they’re just myths of the fairways. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
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    Golf Dispute Resolution

  • Settlement Speak

    Rob Harris
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    By: Rob Harris Last fall, we discussed the fact that Roger Cleveland Golf Company was sufficiently upset that Callaway was marketing wedges “Designed by Roger Cleveland,” that it sued Callaway, claiming trademark infringement. Never mind that the statement was true, since, Roger Cleveland, having left the company bearing his name, indeed was employed by Callaway, for whom he was designing wedges. Golf Channel is reporting that the Cleveland and Callaway golf companies have settled their dispute, but–no surprise–the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. Golf…
  • Golf As An Element Of Social Change

    Rob Harris
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    “J.G. Zuma High School, Kwa Mashu, South Africa – was host to an “invasion” of the Durban township, on the 18th July 2014, in a form of a lifestyle practice usually considered foreign to these neighbourhoods. On a day affectionately referred to as Mandela Day, a known global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact in celebration of the ethos embodied through the iconic life of Nelson Mandela. On this particular day: armed with a few golf clubs, four black entrepreneurs: Matimba Ngwenya,…
  • Gator Golf Dispute

    Rob Harris
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    “An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course…”
  • Awkward

    Rob Harris
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    By: Rob Harris Disputes involving family and closely held businesses often present challenges not found in litigation among strangers. Personal relationships cloud money issues. Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell find themselves in just such a predicament. Until last year, McIlroy and McDowell shared the same management company. McIlroy left the agency and filed suit, claiming that, contrary to the company’s assurances, the terms of his relationship were markedly inferior to those of McDowell. McIlroy also claims, that unbeknownst to him at the time, McDowell also had an ownership…
  • Outsourcing Golf Course Management Creates Risks For Course Owners

    Rob Harris
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    By: Rob Harris Golf course owners–especially municipal owners and homeowners’ associations–often confront a seemingly attractive option to outsource the golf course operations, and effectively become a landlord, collecting a monthly payment from an entrepreneur who stands to profit if the golf course management business proves lucrative. Even if the outsourcing agreement contains favorable terms, words do not necessarily translate into $$$, and the golf course owner remains vulnerable to an operator who proves incapable, undercapitalized, dishonest or well-intentioned but…
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    Peerless Golf

  • PGA Tour Canada Upcoming Events

    Jordan J. Caron
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:41 am
    Image courtesy of 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…
  • Every Golfers Best Friend

    Jordan J. Caron
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    With Tiger Woods recent surgery for his back and absence from last weeks Masters, it reminds of this: Golf puts a lot of stress on your back. Speaking of the Masters, what did you think? Without Tiger in the mix Augusta just wasn’t the same. So here’s to wishing Tiger a healthy and speedy recovery. Back to your back. The swing itself is the biggest culprit of pain and tension on the back. The sheer motion and speed of the swing torque the back and put a lot of stress on the spine. I’ve been playing the game for 20 years and don’t know how much longer I will get to play…
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    Wei Under Par

  • Adam Scott looks to hold on to No. 1 spot in Akron

    Bernie D'Amato
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:02 pm
      #452929720 / Adam Scott has been the World No. 1 for a little over two months, and he has played excellent golf to hold on to the top spot. In his first event as No. 1, Scott defeated Jason Dufner in a playoff to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational. In addition, he finished in the top-10 at the U.S. Open (T9) and The Open Championship (T5). Scott has met the challenge of being the world’s best player. At the pre-tournament presser for the WGC-Bridgestone, he said, “ So like I said, it’s been a fun run, and I’ve really enjoyed being No. 1. I’ll just…
  • Rickie Fowler’s best golf is on the horizon

    Bernie D'Amato
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
      #452896254 / Rickie Fowler has the best record of any player this year in the majors. He has three top-5 finishes, and still believes there is room for improvement. At the pre-tournament presser for the WGC-Bridgestone, Fowler said, “I’m happy with where I’m at. You can always ‑‑ golf’s fun that way. There’s always a place to get better. There’s always something you can work on, and something you can tighten up.” That’s the attitude of a future major champion. Fowler went on to say, “Really just have to keep putting myself in…
  • Tiger plans to make Ryder Cup team by winning tournaments

    Bernie D'Amato
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
      #452420968 / The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational will be Tiger Woods’ third event since returning to competition from back surgery. He has not played well in the previous two events, but he said the venue this week will give him confidence. Tiger owns Firestone Country Club with eight wins dating back to 1999, and said, “This golf course is just amazing. It’s very forward. It’s right in front of you.” In order to continue his dominance in Akron, Tiger said his mishits will need to improve. “My good shots are still really good. My bad shots need to…
  • Rory is focused on winning his fourth major

    Bernie D'Amato
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:12 am
      #452898164 / At the pre-tournament press conference for the WGC-Bridgestone, Rory McIlroy was asked if surpassing Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors is one of his goals. Rory explained the only number on his mind is major number four. McIlroy is a very confident player after winning The Open Championship, but Nicklaus’ record is out of reach for the 25-year-old. So far, he has had only one dominant stretch in his career (end of 2012), and getting to Nicklaus’ or Tiger’s level would require years of dominance. However, maybe Rory will show us a different type…
  • Videos: Features and interviews from yours truly at the Open Championship for Fox Sports Asia

    Stephanie Wei
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    As always, some of you asked where you could watch my work for the Open Championship. The only real answer to that is if you live in Asia, I’m on the preview (or post-round) show on Fox Sports, and I also make regular appearances on Fox Sports Central. Since I know most of my reader base is North America and UK-based, you obviously can’t watch. I’ve picked several features and interviews from the week at Royal Liverpool covering the Open — which was, as always, a complete blast. First, let’s check out the local area… Now, a pre-tournament interview with…
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    Fresh Golf Reviews

  • Jones Stand Bag

    Ben Carey
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:10 pm
    The rebirth of the Jones Sports Company has been a wonderful thing for the golf industry. Jones has continued to release modern remixes of the classic Jones golf bags and has been a strong proponent of the walking golfer. The Jones Stand Bag I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Jones Stand Bag. While I trusted that the bag would be solid, I was skeptical that the single strap coupled with a stand would work out. After a dozen rounds walking with the bag, I can fully advocate for the strap/stand combination and for this bag in particular. I have been enjoying this bag thoroughly. I…
  • Galvin Green Ventil8

    Ben Carey
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:48 pm
    After being impressed by the Shell Layer (see the Aron Jacket review) that we recently reviewed – we decided to dig in a bit deeper and explore some of the other pieces that make up the layering system from Galvin Green. In particular, we took a look at the Cool Layer and the Ventil8 collection. We put the Ventil8 collection to the test by taking a look at the Millard Polo and the Phil golf shorts. All of the Ventil8 pieces are heavily breathable, moisture-wicking, and all are easy to care for. The Millard Polo The Millard Polo is one of the most technically advanced golf polos…
  • A Review of the Nike Covert Tour 2.0 Driver and Fairway Wood

    Ben Carey
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Nike has had a huge success with the release of their VRS Covert 2.0 family. While they had a relatively warm reception with the unleashing of the original Covert Driver, Fairways, and Hybrids last year – this year has shown an increase in acceptance, adoption, and momentum for the line. The Nike Covert 2.0 Tour Driver is being used on the PGA tour by Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, Charl Schwartzel, and Nick Watney among others. The Covert (R)Evolution The Covert woods released last year were one of our all-around favorite drivers and fairways of the year. The Covert 2.0 lineup for this…
  • Dagwood Braid Golf Bag

    Ben Carey
    27 May 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Dagwood Braid Walking Bag We’ve been eagerly awaiting the launch of Dagwood for what feels like forever. Our first glimpse of the company was through their Soul of Golf blog and it’s still a mainstay anytime we’re out looking for design inspiration. Dagwood is just getting started, but I have a lot of high hopes for the company. They have an amazing sense of design and their inspiration runs deep. When the company announced availability of their Braid golf bag, I couldn’t wait to get one out on the course. The Braid Golf Bag While this isn’t going to be a…
  • Devereux Clothing

    Ben Carey
    18 May 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Welcome Devereux While there are a lot of clothing companies in the golf world, very few of them offer much to be excited about. Although we’ve seen some great advances in materials, the majority of the styling out there is weak and rarely does a company come along that seems to just get it. Devereux is a new company that has a strong initial line and is showing signs of being a company that is on the right path. The lineup from Devereux is simple and solid. Nice understated colors, details, and fabrics. A look at the unique cuts and subdued patterns tell us that this is a company to…
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    Eat Sleep Golf

  • The Concours d'Elegance Returns to Cobble Beach Golf Resort

    Scott Stevens
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    A car as old as Canada is set to compete in the 2nd annual Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance The automotive world’s elite collectors are set to return to the shores of Georgian Bay on September 13 and 14 for another installment of the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Hailed as the crème de la crème of car shows in Canada, the second annual Concours will build on the success of its inaugural
  • How Long is Too Long For 18 Holes of Golf?

    Scott Stevens
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    I love getting out for an early round of golf, with the morning dew glistening on the grass and before the crowds of golfers arrive.  To be able to cruise through the course at my own pace, playing a round in 3 hours or less, is a beautiful thing.  However, in recent years, pace of play in general has increasingly become a concern, making my morning sanctuary rounds, that much more sacred.  
  • Four Hole Playoff Needed at MJT’s Eat Sleep Golf Series at Bel Acres

    Scott Stevens
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Winnipeg, MB – Hot, sunny weather with a small breeze led PGA Professional and MJT Tournament Director, Ed Boge, to describe the Maple Leaf Junior Golf Tour’s recent tournament at the Bel Acres Golf & Country Club in Winnipeg, MB, as ‘a great two days of golf.’ The MJT Eat Sleep Golf Series ran July 24th and 25th and witnessed very close races for division titles, capped off by a four hole
  • The American Century Championship - Profits With a Purpose

    Scott Stevens
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    The American Century Championship took place this past weekend, celebrating it's 25th anniversary.  This years event brought together a powerhouse lineup of 80+ sports legends and celebrities to Edgewood Tahoe.  Returning participants in the 2014 tournament include Charles Barkley, Oscar de la Hoya, Aaron Rogers, Kevin Nealon, Ray Romano and Jack Wagner. They were also joined by several
  • Kananaskis Country Restoration to Renew Canadian Rockies Golf Destination to Full Glory

    Scott Stevens
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:05 am
    (CANMORE, Alberta) – Canadian Rockies Golf ( – the inspiring collection of mountain courses in western Alberta – welcomes the provincial announcement that $18 million will go toward rebuilding the 36-hole Kananaskis Country Golf Course. A favorite of Albertans and global tourists alike, the Robert Trent Jones-designed Mt. Lorette and Mt. Kidd courses have been
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    South Florida Golf Magazine

  • DFX Air Force One Driver

    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…
  • Mississippi Golf Travel

    24 Jun 2014 | 11:29 am
    By Rob Thomas As you pull into the main entrance of Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, the majestic clubhouse greets you with its massive wrap-around veranda and distinct colonial feel. Golfers are readying for their round by warming up on the massive practice area, the flowers are popping and the birds chirping. It’s almost inexplicable to think that just a short golf cart drive away sits all of the glitz and glamour of a full-blown casino resort.  But it’s exactly that contrast that makes this pristine piece of land tucked in the middle of the Pines Region of Mississippi so unique. “When you…

    10 Jun 2014 | 6:29 am
    SIGNATURE DESIGN SERVICES AND RAYMOND FLOYD RENOVATING ICONIC GRANDE OAKS GOLF CLUB Contact: Steve Pike, 561-932-4070 June 9, 2014 DAVIE, Fla. – Grande Oaks Golf Club, one of South Florida’s more iconic golf courses, is undergoing a $1.3 million renovation by Jupiter, Fla., based Signature Design Services, the exclusive golf course design firm of World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd. The renovation of Grande Oaks – best known as the course where the classic comedy “Caddyshack’’ was filmed, is being led by Harry Bowers, Principle in Signature Design Services ( ,…
  • Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Summer Stay-and-Play Packages

    29 May 2014 | 11:17 am
    Hilton Head Golf Island Announces Summer Stay-and-Play Packages (HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.) – Hilton Head Golf Island (HHGI) – a collection of 28 of the Lowcountry’s premier golf courses – announces a diverse selection of value-driven stay-and-play packages available through the summer. June, July and August are peak season on Hilton Head offering beautiful, sunny weather ideal for golf or the beach. With an endless assortment of outdoor leisure and recreational activities, the island is the perfect family vacation destination.      Ranked top 10 in seven categories by Golf Digest…
  • Martin Kaymer wins rain delayed The Players

    12 May 2014 | 4:30 am
    Martin Kaymer defeats field and 90-minute rain delay Former world No. 1 and major champion Martin Kaymer who started the week by matching the course record with a round of 63, nearly blew a three-shot lead after a 90-minute rain delay until he holed a 30-foot putt for par on the famous island green. He got up and down with his putter on the 18th green for one last par and a 1-under 71. Kaymer finished at 13-under 275 and joined an elite group by winning the biggest event on golf’s strongest tour. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott are the only other players to win a major, a…
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    Hitting the Links-a guide to the best golf courses you can play in the U.S.

  • RainTree South Golf Club, new name for a Central Ohio Gem

    Jay Morse
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    RainTree South, formerly Cooks Creek, is 30 miles south of Columbus on US 23, a major north/south route through the area. The design is a collaboration between Dr. Michael Hurdzan, Dana Fry, and PGA Tour Regular John Cook, on river bottom land that was originally owned by the Cook family. RainTree South Golf Club is a highly regarded public course in Central Ohio, and is rated in the top public course guides of the major golf magazines. The course is designed through a series of mature tree stands, ravines, over rolling terrain with several holes are through protected wetlands. The layout…
  • Westfields Golf Club

    Jay Morse
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:37 am
    Westfields Golf Club is a Fred Couples/Gene Bates design in Clifton, west on I-66, just south of Centerville, about 40 minutes from D.C. It plays to 6,897 Yards from the Boom Boom tees, 73.3/139, course/slope ratings from the Boom Boom tees, but with five shorter tee boxes. The Westfields Golf Club is a parkland type of layout on rolling hills and through wetlands in and around an Audubon Sanctuary without homes along the holes. It’s an enjoyable course the front nine very straightforward, the back not so much, and overall not all that forgiving if you can’t keep it in the…
  • Gunter’s Landing Golf Course

    Jay Morse
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    Gunter’s Landing is between Huntsvile and Gadsden on Route 1 on the north side of Guntersville Lake, midway between Chattanooga and Birmingham off I-59. In a state dominated by one of the most prolific golf course architects with the Robert Trent Jones Trail, here’s the one and only design by owner/developer Jimmy Kennamer. It plays to 6,883 yards, 148 slope from the back tees, but with four shorter sets of tees. It’s a very scenic layout routed over the hills and forested property along Lake Guntersville on Buck Island in the foothills of the Appalachians. The routing at…
  • Audubon Park Golf Course

    Jay Morse
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:35 am
    Audubon Park is located just southwest of downtown New Orleans on the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, across from Tulane University, and is situated within Audubon Park and next to the Audubon Zoo. The Audubon Park golf course originally opened in 1898, designed by John Charles Olmstead, and was redesigned in 2001 by Denis Griffiths. It’s an executive layout at 4,230 yards par 62, 64.4/96 ratings, and includes 12 par 3′s, four par 4′s, and two par 5′s, routed through fairways lined with huge oak trees, lagoons and wetlands in a scenic setting, yet in the middle of…
  • Southern Dunes Golf Club

    Jay Morse
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Southern Dunes G&CC is located 20 minutes south of Walt Disney World, just 2 miles off I-4 at Rt 27 to the south, carved through a residential development. It’s a parkland style layout, routed over rolling terrain with 100 feet of elevation change, affording views of the fairways and over 180 bunkers, and one of the more challenging layouts in Central Florida. The Southern Dunes Golf Club is well known as a man-sized layout with long par 4′s, large, fast and undulating greens, cavernous bunkering, but little water or wetlands in play. It was designed by Steve Smyers, opened in…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • The Olympic Golf Tournaments are Going to be Terrible

    The Flogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    We're two years away from the 2016 Summer Olympics, when golf will join the list of Olympic sports. Whether golf needs to be or should be an Olympic sport is something I've always been agnostic about. Personally, I don't care whether golf is left out of the Olympics, which means that it also doesn't bother that it will be included. But now that golf is part of the Olympics, what kind of
  • Fun Find: Newsreel Footage of 4-Year-Old Bob Rosburg in 1930

    The Flogger
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Bob Rosburg was a longtime PGA Tour golfer, a successful one, and the 1959 PGA Championship winner. He later enjoyed a long career as an on-course analyst on ABC TV's golf broadcasts in the USA. Everyone called him "Rossie." But long before all that, Rosburg was a childhood golfing prodigy. And I just stumbled across the newsreel footage to prove it. Take at look at the following video. It's
  • The Beatles on the Golf Course

    The Flogger
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    With the 2014 British Open at Royal Liverpool, here are a few photos of Liverpool's most famous export - The Beatles - playing golf. OK, they aren't actually playing golf; none of The Beatles were (or are) golfers. You can tell by the way they are holding the clubs they have no idea of the right way to hold golf clubs. But, it's the Beatles, it's golf ... yeah, yeah, yeah. <!-- AddThis Button
  • The Arnold Palmer Coolatta from Dunkin Donuts

    The Flogger
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    It wasn't too long ago - maybe just 10 years ago - that you might have to explain to someone (even many golfers) what an Arnold Palmer is. Not the golfer - the drink. But these day, the Arnold Palmer drink is darn near ubiquitous. It really started in the early 2000s when Palmer licensed his name and image to the Arizona Brewing Company, which then created a whole bunch of Arnold Palmer
  • Video of Black Swans Charging Golfer Turned Into 'Game of Thrones' TV Commercial

    The Flogger
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    For the last few months a video of two black swans charging at a golfer has been making the rounds. The golfer, with his buggy, hit too close to the swans' favorite water hole, and they didn't like it when he showed up to try to play his golf ball. (The giggling and cackling videographer lets loose multiple f-bombs, so take that into consideration depending on where you are watching this.) The
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    Northeast Ohio Golf

  • STARTING TIMES: 2014 Summit County Amateur

    Allen Freeman
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:52 am
    GROUPINGS AND STARTING TIMES: 2014 Summit County Amateur Golf Championship Good Park Golf Course, Akron, Ohio Round 1 on Saturday, August 2, 2014     Player Sat Time Tee AGARENZO, MYCHAL 7:30 AM 1 BARBAS, JEFFREY 7:30 AM 1 LOOMIS, ROB 7:30 AM 1 LOFTIN, ALEX 7:30 AM 10 MOONEY, BILL 7:30 AM 10 TISCH, NOLAN 7:30 AM 10 LENARTOWICZ, MICHAEL 7:38 AM 1 SOTKA, DAVID 7:38 AM 1 STALLSMITH, ANTHONY 7:38 AM 1 ANAGNOST, NIKO 7:38 AM 10 EARLE, KENNY 7:38 AM 10 MARTIN, THOMAS 7:38 AM 10 DEMETER, MIKE 7:46 AM 1 FLEMING, DOUGLAS 7:46 AM 1 WHITE, MARK 7:46 AM 1 FEITH, TAYLOR 7:46 AM 10 REED, DIEKEN…
  • ADGA Golfer of the Year Tournament Headed to Shady Hollow

    Allen Freeman
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    A new venue has been finalized for the Akron District Golf Association’s 2014 Golfer of the Year tournament, and it’s a course that has never appeared on the association’s rota. After some scheduling issues with Congress Lake could not be ironed out, Tournament Director Dave Chapple negotiated an agreement with Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon to host a 36-hole Golfer of the Year finale on September 27 – 28th. “We are excited to be going to Shady for the first time with an ADGA event,” said Chapple. “With tree lined rolling fairways and small…
  • RESULTS: 2014 North Coast Junior Tour Championship

    Tony Milam
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    FINAL RESULTS: North Coast Junior Golf Tour 2014 Tour Championship Quail Hollow Golf Club, Concord, Ohio July 28 & 29 | Par 71   Boys 16-19 Andrew Britton, Waterford, PA 72-71–143 Brett Brown, Sagamore Hills 74-78–152 Benjamin Meola, Painesville 78-74–152 Chandler Walnsch, Chardon 75-79–154 Anthony Julius, Painesville 82-75–157 Nicholas Scharf, Painesville 84-74–158 Gary Heath, Twinsburg 81-78–159 Tommy Lauer, University Hts 78-82–160 Ian Hardesty, Chardon 82-79–161 Austin Adams, Concord 84-79–163 Christopher Sloe, Aurora…
  • RESULTS: 2014 Southwest Junior Tour Founders Cup

    Dave Moskal
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    FINAL RESULTS: Southwest Junior Golf Tour 2014 Founders Cup Medina Country Club Monday July 28th   Blue 9 Par 36, 3500 yards; Green 9 Par 36, 3375 yards; Red 9 Par 34, 2755 yards Boys 16-18 1. Danny Zahn, N. Olmsted 35,38,42 115 2. Nick Schley, Brunswick 40,40,36 116 3. Chad Dubiel, Hinckley 38,40,38 116 4. Jimmy Henyey,Brecksville 43,39,38 120 5. Austin Jenkins, N. Royalton 41,42,38 121 6. Garrett Orseno, N. Ridgeville 44,39,39 122 7. Joe Sheperd, Rocky River 42,39,41 122 8. Josh Redhouse, Kent 45,40,40 125 9. Jack Kyle, Bay Village 48,39,39 126 10. Griffin Stevens, Brecksville 40,46,42…
  • 2014 Chippewa Scratch League: Week 12 Results

    Allen Freeman
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    The team of Mike Simpson and Jim Krivanec continued their solid play in the 2014 Chippewa Scratch League season, winning the Week 12 edition in the aggregate score format on the back nine at Chippewa with an even-par 72. A bit of wind, some chilly air, and firm greens kept the scores in check and the even par combination was good for a one shot victory. Simpson and Krivanec also nabbed a skin at the final hole with a birdie/par that sealed the victory, too. Randy Skorman and partner Kevin Sloan made a great run at the win, but missed a few opportunities to go truly low. Both players birdied…
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    Blog Posts

  • Tales From The Fairways

    Fergus Bisset
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    The sport of golf is packed with folklore: tales of incredible feats or of dire misfortunes. In clubhouses across the country you’ll hear peels of laughter or gasps of amazement as golfing stories are retold for the umpteenth time over a couple of post-round libations. There may be some truth to these wildly spun yarns that have long since been embellished upon, or perhaps they’re just myths of the fairways. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Rory McIlroy And Rickie Fowler Looking Fresh Faced In 2007

    John Callaghan
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:36 am
    Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler were paired in the final group of The Open Championship today. Here's a photo of them when they were paired at the 2007 Walker Cup looking young and fresh faced. Rate me:  0 No votes yet Reference: Rory McIlroyRickie Fowler
  • Closest Hole In One Ever - Golf Can Be A Cruel Game

    John Callaghan
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    We're all guilty of feeling sorry for ourselves when things don't go to plan on the golf course. But nothing could be worse than coming so close to a hole-in-one and being denied like this. It can be a cruel, cruel game. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • How To Hit Longer Drives - 5 Video Swing Tips

    John Callaghan
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:46 pm
    The best swing techniques for hitting longer drives depend on your current swing. Try the 5 golf swing techniques for driving and find out which is the most effective at increasing your driving distances. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • How To Max Out Your Driver - Improve Your Angle Of Attack

    Matt Walter PGA
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    A common misconception about the golf swing is that the same swing will work for all of your clubs. Each club has its own swing required to be successful.  This is due to changing lengths, lofts, and lie angles as you go through the bag. If you swing your driver in the manner that I am about to explain and the club is properly fit, you will see a dramatic change in your distance. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
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  • Broom Broom Broomstick – Long Game Golf Lesson

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle It is funny how working away from the course using every day items can help you to improve your golf swing. It is somehow counter-intuitive how not hitting any balls can actually help you make better contact. Many people believe that beating balls is a great thing to groove their swing. There are other people who think and talk about how they want to improve their swing with dedicated practice. But in the end they are hitting one ball after the other on the range without any target or goal in mind…
  • Miss The Forest For The Trees – How To Shape Your Shots

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:07 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle Hopefully you have already worked on shaping your shots before. I think even beginners can learn a lot about swing mechanics, if they just try to curve some balls into different directions for some time. The classic situation for a hook or a slice you can read about in many golf books is being in front of a tree. Although you are very rarely inthose situations and most players are better off by just chipping the ball into a better position, this is ideal to learn about shaping your shots. So if you…
  • Pitching to Targets – Improve Your Pitch Shots Fast

    16 Jun 2014 | 2:17 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle Time and again people seem to forget that golf is a target game, when they are practising. They get in a rut and work on the mechanics of their swing or specific positions they want to go through or hold. That is okay to some extent, but not, if that is all you are doing when you are practicing. The following exercise is great to hone your skill to always think of targets when you are pitching. There are a lot of strokes to shave off your score with a great short game. If you can make a decent…
  • Assessment Center – Mental Game Golf Lesson

    27 May 2014 | 3:24 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle More often enough you can see some people on the practice tee that are getting more and more frustrated with their game as they are doing  their thing. Hopefully you are not one of those people. It is useful to know where this frustration is coming from, though. It is likely that most of those players do not actually know the root of their own frustration. I think it stems from their expectations. They think they are able to perform great shots consistently because they where able to pull them…
  • 14 Clubs – Extremely Fun Golf Format

    21 May 2014 | 2:56 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle This is another fun variety of a regular scramble. 14 Clubs is a fun little game that makes you think about how to attack the course and use your clubs in different ways. You play a regular scramble in teams of two. The kicker is that each team is only allowed to use 14 clubs total and that each club can be used only once on each hole (even the putter). So you are basically playing out of one bag which you can actually do. You can also remove all but seven clubs from each bag. You are…
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • WGC Bridgestone Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    This week we head to Akron, Ohio to visit with LeBron James and also check out some action at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. The course is Firestone Country Club’s South Course. A par 70 course that reaches 7,400 yards on the scorecard. That’s really long for a par 70, but hold the phone… don’t run out to load your teams with bombers just yet. If you take out the massive 667-yard 16th hole, the yardage of this venue is not all that intimidating. No wonder guys like Zach Johnson, Steve Stricker, and Jim Furyk have excelled here in the past. Correlated Stats This week…
  • WGC Bridgestone – DraftKings Edition

    Josh Culp
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    After a sub-par DraftKings performance last week, I will be happy to return to a tournament with plenty of course history rather than the rotating courses we’ve seen the past few weeks. On a course like Firestone South, history can be very useful and we can extract some key statistics to look at. More on that tomorrow in the full preview, but now let’s take a look at DraftKings. Speaking of DraftKings, there are currently 20 qualifiers running for the monster PGA Championship $300 King of the Course contest. These qualifiers range from 25 cents to $27, so plenty of options for all…
  • Form Vs. Course History: Canadian Open Review

    Josh Culp
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    Jim Furyk looked like he could cruise to an easy victory on Sunday, but then he ran out of gas. A 1-under-par Sunday wasn’t gonna get it done when everyone else near the top was firing in the 4-to-7-under range. You can’t win em’ all, or in Furyk’s case, you can’t win any… anymore. Speaking of Furyk, his pre-tournament interview threw many off this week, including myself. He was quoted saying that Royal Montreal set up better for aggressive bombers and that the course didn’t fit his eye. I took the bait, and switched out a lot of my Furyk/Kuchar…
  • RBC Canadian Open Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    This week we head north of the border where the course is Royal Montreal Golf Club (Blue Course), which is a par 70 that stretches to 7,153 yards on this year’s scorecard. That may sounds short, but actually pretty middle of the road when it comes to a par 70 track. The last time it hosted the Canadian Open, 2001, it played to just 6,859 yards. It’s been played on since then at the 2007 President’s Cup, but this will be the first time Canada’s national championship returns. Since 2001, 11 of the holes have had their yardages changed by over 10 yards, with two of the…
  • RBC Canadian Open – DraftKings Edition

    Josh Culp
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    Big news for PGA fans on DraftKings. After the monster success of The Open Championship contests, the guaranteed prize pools are getting bigger! Prior to this week the $27 GPP generally paid out $2,500 to the winner. This week that’s been bumped up to $7,500 for the winner. The same thing happened with the other GPP contests as well. Of course this means you have to beat out more people, but the upside is even higher now. Where else can you risk $2 with a chance to come home with 500x more just four days later? Try it out now! Check out some of the lineups below to get your DK research…
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    Breaking Eighty

  • Bethpage Black

    Sean Ogle
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    The Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York has quickly become one of those pilgrimages every golfer has to make at some point in their lives. Why? Becuase it’s unlike any other course in the country. The Tillinghast design that was built in 1936 has always been a great course, but it’s always had kind of a cult status in the golf community. Everything changed in 2002 when Bethpage hosted it’s first US Open. For a tournament that’s often held at extremely private venues like Medinah or the Olympic Club, it was a big deal to be playing it at not…
  • A Winter Weekend at Bandon Dunes (Video)

    Sean Ogle
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I’ve been telling people for years that a trip to Bandon Dunes in the off season may not be such a bad idea. While still full, you’re not dealing with the same level of crowds that you will in the summer, and it’s a fraction of the price – especially if you’re an Oregon resident. As an example, in February my buddy Nick and I went down there for a weekend, and to play all 5 courses and have a 2 nights lodging, we each paid just over $500. In July that’d be a round and a half – with no lodging! December and January this last year had…
  • Hudson National Golf Club

    Sean Ogle
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Last week I headed out for my second big golf trip of the year, where I was to get 5 rounds in: Bethpage Black (#42, #8 public) Atunyote (#55 public) Kaluhyat (#71 public) The Course at Yale (#76 Golf Magazine) Hudson National (#90) It was that last one that I was most excited about. Having not played any of the big New York privates, I thought it was nothing short of a minor miracle that I found a way to get on the course. All week we’d had some rain off and on, but as we made the drive from Turning Stone down to Croton-on-Hudson, the weather could not have been more spectacular. 75…
  • Every Shot Counts Review

    Sean Ogle
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:30 am
    Normally when I travel I forgo my typical non-fiction business books and find a trashy Clive Cussler adventure novel to read. However, on my recent trip out to New York City I came across the new book Every Shot Counts by Mark Broadie – and figured it would be worth a read. Every Shot Counts is essentially a book about shaking up the way stats are kept in golf.  Traditionally we’ve tracked stats that have very little relevance towards actually improving your game. Greens in regulation don’t necessarily mean a whole lot if we can’t tell how we got there in the first…
  • Arccos Golf Review: Hands on at The Course at Yale

    Sean Ogle
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:35 am
    A couple weeks ago I first wrote about Arccos Golf, a new stat-tracking device similar to the Game Golf which I’ve written about in the past. I had a great call with the company’s founders Sal and Ammad, and to be honest, it all felt a little too good to be true. When I picked up Game Golf during their Indiegogo, I was excited for months about it’s potential, but found the stats to be a bit lacking and the bigger issue being that I almost always forgot to tag multiple shots during a round. So when the Arccos team was promising more in-depth stats, an in round interface with distances,…
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