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  • Declining participation in golf is hitting too close to home

    23 May 2015 | 5:08 pm
    In the past 6 months I’ve played only 4 rounds of golf which is pretty sad given we can play here all 12 months of the year.  And it’s been many months since I wrote a post on this blog or really engaged with other golfers on social media.   To say I’ve been busy this year at work is an understatement, but also a pathetic excuse.  I believe that if you really want to do something, you’ll find a way to do it.   So why am I not itching to play the game I’ve loved since I hit my first “come back tomorrow shot" in 2007? Coincidentally while I was pondering my apathy, I got a…
  • The Golf Blog: Rory McIlroy sets course record 61 at Quail Hollow

    The Golf Blog
    17 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    Now & then. Rory McIlroy just broke his own course record at Quail Hollow with an 11-under par 61. He shot 62 in 2010 — PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 16, 2015 The Golf Blog says: Rory McIlroy had 11 birdies and was thinking the magical 59. Twas not meant to be. Rory had to settle for a 61. He leads (-18) the Wells Fargo Championship by 4 shots, with Webb Simpson at -14.
  • Emma Talley Wins NCAA Championship

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    25 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    View image | Emma Talley of the University of Alabama is the 2015 individual champion at the NCAA Women's Championship tournament. It's not the first huge trophy she's won. Here's a photo of her holding the U.S. Women's Amateur trophy she claimed in 2013: Talley, a Kentucky native, shot 69 in the final round, finishing at 3-under 285 (only three golfers finished under par).
  • Photos: The Week in Golf Instagrams

    24 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We've culled the Instagram feeds for the best of the week.
  • Jimenez Tiger needs to enjoy himself

    Charlie Lemay
    22 May 2015 | 5:10 am
    Spanish veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez on Woodss woes playing to the crowd and yes working out
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  • How to hit a lob shot from the back of a pickup truck

    <a href="">David Owen</a>
    25 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    Recently, the Sunday Morning Group held a shootout in which the prizes were some stuff sent to us by Famous Smoke Shop, our tobacco sponsor and smoking connection, which sells cigars online, by mail order,...
  • Chris Kirk is far less boring than he'll let on

    <a href="/contributors/shane-ryan">Shane Ryan</a>
    25 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    The problem for the CBS team on Sunday, as the Colonial wound to a close, was that they didn’t have anything to say about Chris Kirk--good or bad. By the time he stood over a...
  • How He Hit That: Colin Montgomerie's major precision

    <a href="">Matthew Rudy</a>
    25 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    Colin Montgomerie had to hear plenty of "best player to never win a major talk" during his years on the regular tours. That's over now, literally and figuratively. Monty won his third senior major in 10 starts,...
  • The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay 'will be most stunning sports venue ever televised'

    <a href="/contributors/john-strege">John Strege</a>
    25 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Stories of interest you might have missed… Ron Read is a former long-time USGA staffer, who is predicting success for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, notwithstanding early criticism. “This opinion is offered as one...
  • Photos: The Week in Golf Instagrams
    24 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We've culled the Instagram feeds for the best of the week.
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  • How to hit a lob shot from the back of a pickup truck

    <a href="">David Owen</a>
    25 May 2015 | 11:50 am
    Recently, the Sunday Morning Group held a shootout in which the prizes were some stuff sent to us by Famous Smoke Shop, our tobacco sponsor and smoking connection, which sells cigars online, by mail order,...
  • Chris Kirk is far less boring than he'll let on

    <a href="/contributors/shane-ryan">Shane Ryan</a>
    25 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    The problem for the CBS team on Sunday, as the Colonial wound to a close, was that they didn’t have anything to say about Chris Kirk--good or bad. By the time he stood over a...
  • How He Hit That: Colin Montgomerie's major precision

    <a href="">Matthew Rudy</a>
    25 May 2015 | 6:38 am
    Colin Montgomerie had to hear plenty of "best player to never win a major talk" during his years on the regular tours. That's over now, literally and figuratively. Monty won his third senior major in 10 starts,...
  • The U.S. Open at Chambers Bay 'will be most stunning sports venue ever televised'

    <a href="/contributors/john-strege">John Strege</a>
    25 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    Stories of interest you might have missed… Ron Read is a former long-time USGA staffer, who is predicting success for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, notwithstanding early criticism. “This opinion is offered as one...
  • Yes, You Can Call It A Rivalry

    Jaime Diaz
    24 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The term gets overused in golf, but when breaking down Jordan Spieth versus Rory McIlroy, nothing characterizes it better. (Oh, and it's closer than you think)
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  • Gustafson, McBride join Europe as Solheim Cup vice captains (The Associated Press)

    26 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    LONDON (AP) -- European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year's competition against the United States.
  • Alabama's Emma Talley wins NCAA golf title (The Associated Press)

    25 May 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Alabama's Emma Talley won the NCAA women's individual golf championship Monday to become the fifth player to win the title and the U.S. Women's Amateur. Talley holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole after a weather delay for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke victory over Arkansas' Gaby Lopez and Duke's Leona Maguire. ''It was just an incredible week,'' said Talley, a junior from Princeton, Kentucky.
  • Business at the high end is grand for Trump (Reuters)

    25 May 2015 | 2:31 pm
    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warning bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand. Trump on Tuesday will stage the grand opening of Trump Links at Ferry Point, his latest golf enterprise, where he oversaw the transformation of a New York City dump into a jewel of a public course designed by Jack Nicklaus. People are thrilled," the businessman told Reuters from behind his massive desk on the top floor of Trump Tower on Manhattan's…
  • Levy heads 11 qualifiers from Walton Heath for U.S. Open (Reuters)

    25 May 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Frenchman Alexander Levy earned a debut appearance at the U.S. Open next month after finishing top at the international sectional qualifier at Walton Heath on the outskirts of London on Monday. Levy fired a six-under-par 66 on the Old Course in the morning and a five-under 67 on the New Course in the afternoon to lead 11 players who booked berths at the year's second major. Also advancing were India's Shiv Kapur, England's John Parry and Jason Palmer, Swede Alex Noren, Dane Lucas Bjerregaard, Germany's Marcel Siem, South Africans Garth Mulroy, Tjaart van der Walt and Thomas Aiken and…
  • Golf-Levy heads 11 qualifiers from Walton Heath for U.S. Open (Reuters)

    25 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Frenchman Alexander Levy earned a debut appearance at the U.S. Open next month after finishing top at the international sectional qualifier at Walton Heath on the outskirts of London on Monday. Levy fired a six-under-par 66 on the Old Course in the morning and a five-under 67 on the New Course in the afternoon to lead 11 players who booked berths at the year's second major. Also advancing were India's Shiv Kapur, England's John Parry and Jason Palmer, Swede Alex Noren, Dane Lucas Bjerregaard, Germany's Marcel Siem, South Africans Garth Mulroy, Tjaart van der Walt and Thomas Aiken and…
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  • NBA playoff betting: Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 4 odds and stats

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Atlanta Hawks will try to fight off elimination on the road as big underdogs against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 on Tuesday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 6-0 straight up over their last six playoff games with a 3-1 against the spread record over their last four games. The Cavaliers will be looking to complete the sweep of the Atlanta Hawks this Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Cleveland is an eight-point favorite at home for Game 4 at sportsbooks monitored by This is the same spread that the Cavaliers were favored by in Game 3 at home against…
  • Good morning. James Harden cooked this just for you.

    Tom Ziller
    26 May 2015 | 4:58 am
    That and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. STEP INTO MY OFFICE: James Harden had another magnificent game for the Rockets, his third in four matches in the West finals. This one finally paid off with a win as Houston avoided a sweep with a 128-115 victory. Harden is averaging 32 points per game on .662 True Shooting against the best defense in the league in the series. Damn, man. He even got his Steph on and hit a 3/4-court shot. The Rockets are 4-0 when facing elimination this season. There were flood warnings all over Texas, so many fans were told to stay…
  • NBA playoffs scores 2015: James Harden redeems himself and 3 other things we learned

    Jesus Gomez
    26 May 2015 | 4:55 am
    The Rockets' star was at peak level and was the biggest reason Houston avoided a sweep at the hands of the Warriors. After a humiliating 35-point loss in which they only scored 80 points, the Rockets destroyed the Warriors with a fantastic offensive performance in Game 4. They torched the best defense in the league in the regular season to the tune of 125 points on 56 percent shooting and led wire-to- wire. At the center of that turnaround was James Harden, who after scoring just 17 points on Game 3, went off for 45 points to help his team avoid the sweep. It was clear this was going to be a…
  • French Open 2015: TV schedule and matches for Day 3 at Roland Garros

    James Brady
    26 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams will be in action on Tuesday, but all eyes will be on Rafael Nadal as he goes for his 10th title at Roland Garros. The 2015 French Open is in full swing and Tuesday will feature the top seeds for both the men and women's brackets in first round action. Novak Djokovic, the top seed on the men's side, will be taking on Jarkko Nieminen as the third match on Philippe Chatrier Court. Serena Williams, the top seed for the women, will face Andrea Hlavackova on the same court once Djokovic's match concludes. But before either of them see the court, all eyes will be…
  • Emilio Estevez was rooting HARD for the Ducks during Game 5

    Bill Hanstock
    25 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    EMILIOOOOOOO. Emilio Estevez, who is somewhat tied to the Anaheim Ducks franchise, had been silent throughout the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs. That all changed on Monday night, when he became a rabid homer during Ducks vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Game 5. GO GET 'EM TONIGHT DUCKS!!! @AnaheimDucks#GordonBombay — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015 Ducks: 2 Blackhawks: ZEEEEEEERO! Ducks Fly Together!!! @AnaheimDucks — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015 End of 1st period: DUCKS: 3 HAWKS: ZIPPITY-DO-DAH...Well played, gents! @AnaheimDucks — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26,…
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  • Make Way For #MatchyMonday - Weekly Showcase For Matchy Golf Style

    Patricia Hannigan
    25 May 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Matchy-Matchy: It's a much-maligned fashion faux pas, one so distinctive it has a place in the Oxford English Dictionary.Listed as " adjective used to describe something or someone that is very or excessively colour coordinated", matchy-matchy could also be defined as color-coordination run amok. It's when there are a few too many shades of the same color... in a single outfit.You know you've stepped over that sartorial line when you find your outfit... or yourself... being described in terms of a random object known for its distinctive color, as in: "she looks like she collided with a…
  • DIY Golf Projects, From The Sublime to The Ridiculous - #DIYFriday

    Patricia Hannigan
    22 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    Red Cottage Chronicles Golfers Bird House for GolfersFridays generally entail some degree of awesomeness, even when they fall in the dead of an icy winter; but at this time of year they're particularly alluring.On summer Fridays, that time-worn TGI prefix transcends the standard five-day workweek population and reaches just about everyone. With a vibe that manages to be both relaxed and exciting, the possibilities seem endless.Whether you're planning a languid round of twilight golf, a trip to the shore, or an air conditioned, indoor Mad Men marathon, a summer Friday seems to provide a…
  • Celebrate The Summer Season With #BoozyTuesday Golf Cocktails

    Patricia Hannigan
    19 May 2015 | 1:18 pm
     Kentucky Mule - the perfect blend of bourbon, lime juice and muddled mint, topped off with a splash of Ginger BeerWith Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, it's time to start seriously seeking out... and celebrating... those ephemeral summer pleasures. You know the ones I mean.  Picnics and BBQs, short shorts and flipflops... and those balmy rounds of twilight golf, that start in late afternoon and end in the gloaming, with greens and golf balls barely visible. If you live in a continental climate like I do, these pleasures are particularly ethereal.  For me, a sense of…
  • 5 Connecticut Courses That Challenge Golfers With Island Greens

    Patricia Hannigan
    6 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    With its massive purse and unofficial "fifth major" status, the Players Championship is a perennial favorite of golf fans, but it's certainly the iconic 17th hole... at TPC Sawgrass... that allows this tournament to transcend golf and capture the attention of the masses.There's just 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 themselves poised…
  • Environmental Initiatives From Golf That Suburban Homeowners Can Use

    Patricia Hannigan
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:42 pm
    Earth Week Comes as the first, shy signs of Spring finally arrive at my home in ConnecticutHere in New England, subtle signs of Spring have finally begun to show themselves.After a six week snow siege that left our landscape relentlessly concealed in a blanket of white, the reemergence seems especially shy. Hyacinths and Daffodils are providing the first jolts of color, while the Azalea blossoms still seem reluctant to make an appearance just yet.My lawn looks the way I feel immediately upon waking from a particularly deep sleep; Tousled and out-of-it.With Earth Week underway... yesterday was…
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  • Golf swing basics

    7 May 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Any golfer will tell you that everything matters when you get to the course from the air and grass to the clubs, shoes, noise, tee, humidity and noise. However, what matters most is the golf swing. Golf is all about proper golf swing. A golf swing involves the whole body working towards a specific purpose. Therefore, knowing golf swing basics is an important element when it comes to learning this sport. If you want to achieve nothing but success on the golf course, here are some golf swing basics that you need to master. Head and Shoulders The first tip that you will always hear when golfing…
  • 3 Essential Tips To Master Golf Swing Basics

    2 May 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Ever since golf was reintroduced in 15th century Scotland, it has gone on to become one of the most popular sports. The substantial growth in golfs’ popularity has not only made golf into a universal sport, but it has also helped it to become one of the main events for the Olympics. While most people might consider it to be a sport whose main objective is to sink the ball into the hole within limited strokes, the fact remains that golf requires nothing but the highest technique. And to help you become a master golfer, here are 3 essential tips to master golf swing basics.   Hold It…
  • Golf Swing Basics That Every Golfer Should Know

    30 Apr 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Golf can be a very difficult sport. This sport needs a lot of practice and mental discipline to be great at it. However, learning the basics of golf is very important early-on so you won’t develop bad habits that will be very difficult to eliminate in the future. Here are a few of the golf swing basics that you should know: Mental GameOne of the golf basics that most beginners neglect is the mental aspect of the game. As a result of this neglect, beginners tend to hit the ball on to a pond or bunker. To avoid of such mistake, start picturing the golf course in your head. Start imagining…
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  • David Leadbetter Postscript on 'The A Swing'

    The Armchair Golfer
    23 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    AS I MENTIONED EARLIER THIS WEEK, golf instructor David Leadbetter had a lot to say about the A Swing, his new approach to the golf swing and also his first book in a decade (The A Swing: The Alternative Approach to Great Golf / St. Martin's Press).You can read the Q&A here. Following is the rest of what he told me.Q: Please feel free to offer any other comments or thoughts.DAVID LEADBETTER: I'm excited about presenting the A Swing. I feel there needs to be a shakeup in the way this game is taught. The game proves too difficult for most people to play to a reasonable level.When I'm…
  • A Career First for Padraig Harrington

    The Armchair Golfer
    21 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    PADRAIG HARRINGTON IS A GAMER. I say that because Harrington had never withdrawn from a tournament in his 20-year career until today. His first WD came at the European Tour's flagship event, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in Surrey, England. Harrington hurting. (Davis/Flickr)Harrington, 43, hurt his shoulder earlier this week in the gym. He teed it up in Thursday's opening round at Wentworth but only lasted two holes. He went par-bogey before walking off."I've never pulled out before, and I've had some pretty bad injuries at times," Harrington said on Wednesday. "If there's a…
  • Uncovering the Real Bobby Locke

    The Armchair Golfer
    20 May 2015 | 8:21 am
    By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.THE SERIES OF SHORT PIECES entitled "Bad Boy Bobby Locke" that I published on this blog last year has drawn the attention of players who remember one of the greats of the game. It has also drawn the attention of Locke's extended family, an aging relative who wants to, and rightly so, correct errors in the history of South Africa's first famous golfer and set (finally!) Bobby Locke's personal record straight. John Coyne unravelsdecades of fictionabout Bobby Locke.This close family member has gone to original…
  • Q&A: David Leadbetter on 'The A Swing'

    The Armchair Golfer
    19 May 2015 | 8:49 am
    GOLF INSTRUCTOR DAVID LEADBETTER has released his first book in a decade. It's called The A Swing: The Alternative Approach to Great Golf, published by St. Martin's Press and available in all the usual places where books are sold.Recently, David answered my questions about the new swing approach outlined in the book. Special thanks to John Nicholas at St. Martin's Press and David's team for coordinating this Q&A (including transcribing the answers).Q: You are a renowned golf instructor who has written many books and taught the golf swing to all levels of players for decades. What's…
  • Rory McIlroy: 'I Don't Feel Like My Game Has Ever Been in Better Shape'

    The Armchair Golfer
    18 May 2015 | 8:52 am
    By Brian KeoghBrian Keogh is a golf correspondent for The Irish Sun and a contributor to The Irish Times, Golf Digest Ireland and other golf publications. The following excerpt from Brian’s Irish Golf Desk is used with permission.Golf news from Brian Keogh'sIrish Golf Desk.RORY MCILROY RACKED UP HIS 11th PGA Tour win with an impressive seven-shot victory in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow and admitted that a weight has been lifted since he went to the Masters seeking the career Grand Slam. While last night's win only puts him tied 86th on the…
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  • Golfing World’s greatest Open Championships: video

    Aussie Golfer
    26 May 2015 | 12:08 am
    Some of the best Open Championships are featured in this compilation from Golfing World TV. The next major golf tournament for the year is the US Open at Chambers Bay next month but Golfing World have put together this video of five of the best Open Championships from the last 50 years. Featured in the great video is Lee Trevino’s upset victory at Muirfield in 1972, Phil Mickelson’s remarkable finish at the same venue in 2013, Seve Ballesteros’ swash-buckling wins in 1979 and 1988, and of course Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus’ famous ‘Duel in the Sun’ in…
  • Huge sinkhole opens up on golf course in Missouri

    Aussie Golfer
    25 May 2015 | 4:15 am
    Four sinkholes opened up and swallowed parts of a golf course in Missouri late last week. Meanwhile in Missouri: A sinkhole has attacked a golf course – via @pberryNL — Nick Penzenstadler (@npenzenstadler) May 22, 2015 The biggest of the sinkholes started opening up last Friday morning near the practice range at Top of the Rock Golf Course in Missouri. Devil Ball Golf reports that the club is working with engineers to figure out if more sinkholes are likely and the best way to solve the problem.
  • Miguel Angel Jimenez makes record breaking 10th hole-in-one on European Tour

    Aussie Golfer
    24 May 2015 | 12:32 am
    Miguel Angel Jimenez has carded his third hole-in-one for the year to break Colin Montgomerie’s record of 10 aces on the European Tour. The most interesting man in golf holed a 9-iron at the par-3 second hole at Wentworth GC at the BMW PGA Championship overnight. The ace was accompanied by the sheathed sword and backwards shimmy that has already been seen a couple of times this year. “My irons, they are like darts.
  • When lightning strikes the flagstick

    Aussie Golfer
    21 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    Keep this in mind next time you see a thunderstorm approaching the golf course. This photo showing the effects of a lightning strike to a flagstick has been doing the rounds this week – and it’s a scary sight. Originally posted to Reddit by Geoffreypjs, the photo was taken the morning after a thunderstorm tore through the Stonebridge Golf Club in Utah. The photo shows the Lichtenberg figure in the green often seen on the ground after a lightning strike where the electric current dissipated through the ground.
  • Do we need to Rory-proof golf courses, or should we do something smarter?

    Aussie Golfer
    20 May 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Where is the game of golf going if the ball is travelling further and further? Rory McIlroy is now streets ahead of the rest as the world’s best golfer after winning last week’s Wells Fargo Championship by a whopping seven strokes. The Northern Irishman has gone 1st, T8, 1st, 4th, T11 and T9 in his last 6 starts and despite golf experts often claiming the latest tournament winner is the best going around, Rory McIlroy IS the best golfer going around, whether he wins next week or not.
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  • Carin Koch names Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as Solheim Cup Vice Captains

    Terry Lane
    26 May 2015 | 5:18 am
    Sophie Gustafson joins Annika Sörenstam & Maria McBride as Vice Captains for 2015 Solheim Cup The 2015 European Solheim Cup Team Captain Carin Koch has announced that Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride (formerly Hjorth) will join Annika Sörenstam as her Vice Captains when Europe targets victory over the United States at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany on 18-20 September. Between them, Gustafson, McBride and Sörenstam have played in 21 Solheim Cups, with no fewer than six wins and 122 tournament titles to their credit. “I am extremely proud to have assembled one of the most…
  • Five Earn US Women’s Open Spots at The Buckinghamshire

    Terry Lane
    25 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Lauren Taylor at The Buckinghamshire qualifying for the US Women's Open Holly Aitchison, Maria Balikoeva, Heather MacRae, Lauren Taylor and Kylie Walker earned their place in the 2015 US Women’s Open Championship after the second European Sectional Qualifier was played at Buckinghamshire Golf Club near London on Monday. Russian Maria Balikoeva set the 36-hole clubhouse target with a total of 140, four under par, before England’s Holly Aitchison returned matching scores of 72 and 68. Heather MacRae of Scotland, who started with a 75 in the morning, then bettered that score by ten…
  • LETwednesday – total success for the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 2015

    Terry Lane
    23 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    Melissa Reid - winner of the 2015 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open On Wednesday England’s Melissa Reid was a very popular winner of the 2015 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open, an event she had previously won in 2010. It was a convincing and well deserved win as she led from start to finish. The 27-year-old fired rounds of 65, 69, 74 and 73 at Carya Golf Club in Belek, Antalya, Turkey for a total of 11 under par and a four stroke win over the current leader of the 2015 Order of Merit, France’s Gwladys Nocera. Melissa Reid receives a champagne shower As she holed the 18th she was drenched with a…
  • Melissa Reid leads Pamela Pretswell by one shot going into the final round of the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open

    Terry Lane
    19 May 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Melissa Reid at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open Melissa Reid kept the lead for a third successive day at the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open despite being caught by Pamela Pretswell after 15 holes. Reid made a slow start in the scorching conditions at Carya Golf Club in Belek, Turkey on Tuesday afternoon and played the front nine in level par before making a double bogey on the par-4 12th hole. The 2010 tournament winner was caught at 10 under by Pamela Pretswell when the 26-year-old from Scotland birdied the 15th hole, but after both players birdied the 17th, Pretswell dropped a shot on the…
  • Melissa Reid leads the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open after Round Two

    Terry Lane
    18 May 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Turkish Airlines Ladies European Tour Turkish Open 2015 Melissa Reid (England)leads the way at the halfway stage of the Turkish Airlines Ladies European Tour Turkish Open on -12, closely followed by Pamela Pretswell (Scotland) on -9, Gwladys Nocera (France) -8, Rebecca Artis (Australia) and Carly Booth (Scotland) on -6. Melissa Reid @ Turkish Airlines Ladies Open 2015 at Carya Golf Club, Turkey Melissa Reid started slowly but kept her over nıght lead: “I didn’t play great this morning, I feel fine now. I tried to stay patient because I knew that there were birdie opportunities out…
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  • Red, Yellow or Green – Which Light Determines the Shot

    23 May 2015 | 4:48 am
    Listen in as we discuss using red, yellow, or green lights as a guide for different types of shots.  No matter if you are a fader, or drawer, of the golf ball using the “light”system will help you get around the golf course in fewer shots.   For help with your game, schedule you time with us.
  • What We Can Learn From Rickie Fowler

    16 May 2015 | 4:50 am
    Last week Rickie Fowler put his critics down as he won the Players Championship.  In this webinar we discuss what players can take away, and learn, from his game.     To improve your short game, and test your golf knowledge, take this quiz.
  • 3 Shocking Mistakes That Are Killing Your Golf Game

    12 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    The 3 Mistakes Everyone Makes With Golf – And How You Can Solve Them As coaches we see the same issues with players day in and day out.  These are very simple mistakes that any player can self correct, all you have to do is…well…just do it! Let’s start with some of the very basic mistakes. 1.  Hitting driver on every par 4 or par 5.  In reality, the player needs to hit the club that will put them at around the 150 yard marker.  If you look at overhead views of golf holes, a lot of them show the fairway narrows the farther down the fairway you go.  Or the trouble is…
  • How Do You Warm Up Before A Round Of Golf

    6 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    If you are like most people you arrive at the course 10 minutes before your tee time.  Then you check in at the pro shop, load the clubs onto a cart, race down to the driving range, scrounge 2-3 left over range balls, do a couple of “sumo” squats to loosen up, grab the driver, blast that warm up “sleeve” and now you’re off to the first tee! 6 holes later you feel warmed up and start playing better.  But…you’ve wasted 6 holes and can’t get those bogeys, or worse, back! The BEST players in the world, and serious single digit handicappers, follow…
  • Things You Should Know and Ask Before Working with a Golf Instructor

    26 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    Things You Should Know, and Ask, Before Working with a Golf Instructor Have you ever wondered how players find a golf instructor or how YOU should choose one? In this webinar we talk about a few of the things that everyone SHOULD ask, and know, before choosing the right one.  Choosing the right instructor for you helps determine whether or not you have success in reaching your goals.  
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  • Emma Talley Wins NCAA Championship

    Golf Babes
    25 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    View image | Emma Talley of the University of Alabama is the 2015 individual champion at the NCAA Women's Championship tournament. It's not the first huge trophy she's won. Here's a photo of her holding the U.S. Women's Amateur trophy she claimed in 2013: Talley, a Kentucky native, shot 69 in the final round, finishing at 3-under 285 (only three golfers finished under par).
  • Shannon Elizabeth Star of New Golf Movie, 'Swing Away'

    Golf Babes
    25 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    View image | There's a new golf movie called Swing Away currently filming in Greece, one the LPGA Tour itself has taken a role in supporting and promoting. And the star of it is Shannon Elizabeth. Shannon is probably best-known for the American Pie movies (personally, we loved her as the baby mama of That 70s Show idiot Kelso). How good of a golfer is Shannon? We know from her
  • Anna Rawson Gets Her MBA

    Golf Babes
    22 May 2015 | 6:20 am
    Congratulations to former LPGA Tour golfer Anna Rawson: As of this past Sunday, she is the holder of a Masters degree in Business Administration from a very prestigious school: Throwing it way back to last Sunday when I graduated from @columbia_biz - surreal that I was the first in my family to go to college and now I have a MBA! #dreamBig #neverstoplearning #tbt A photo posted by Anna
  • Melissa Reid Returns to the Winner's Circle

    Golf Babes
    20 May 2015 | 8:33 am
    View image | A huge "congrats!" goes out today to Melissa Reid, winner of the 2015 Turkish Airlines Ladies Open on the Ladies European Tour. And not just from Golf Babes, but from so many of her peers, both on the LET and on women's tours around the world. You only have to check Twitter to find messages of congratulations from so many of her fellow golfers. Melissa was one of
  • Checking In With Tisha Alyn Abrea

    Golf Babes
    18 May 2015 | 7:04 am
    It's the time of year when college seniors everywhere are taking their final college photos and contemplating the future. That's true for college golfers, too, especially those with options both inside and outside of golf. So when Tisha Alyn Abrea - a college golfer with options - posted the photo above, I decided to check in with her. As we told you when we wrote about Tisha previously, she's
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  • Win a Trip to Ireland with Graeme McDowell

    Bobby Blaker
    21 May 2015 | 6:21 am
    Remember that time you and your friend watched the Irish Open, played a round of golf with Graeme McDowell, and then you all enjoyed a pint together? Oh, right. That was a dream. Luckily, GolfNow is all about making dreams … View More ►
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About GolfNow’s Mobile App

    Karissa Kennedy
    5 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Recent enhancements to the GolfNow mobile app for iPhone and Android – including watch-specific versions for Apple Watch and Android Wear – have brought some new and improved features, including even easier tee time searching! Make sure you’re maximizing your time … View More ►
  • Tour de Mexico

    Karissa Kennedy
    5 May 2015 | 12:35 am
    Today is Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday celebrating the victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. Although it is traditionally a Mexican holiday, many Americans like to join in with the celebration south of the border. In honor … View More ►
  • In Honor of the Kentucky Derby: The PGA TOUR’s Fastest Golfers

    Karissa Kennedy
    2 May 2015 | 9:19 am
    Secretariat. War Admiral. Affirmed. This weekend 31 thoroughbreds will compete at the Kentucky Derby, each with one particular goal in mind – to join these three legends. In celebration of the 141st Kentucky Derby, a sporting event which is based … View More ►
  • Got Golf With Benefits?

    Karissa Kennedy
    29 Apr 2015 | 2:10 am
    They say the best things in life are free. Well, they are right! At GolfNow we believe in golf with benefits. That’s why we reward our loyal customers by offering fabulous rewards just by playing golf. It’s all part of GolfNow … View More ►
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    Hooked On Golf Blog

  • Golf Cigar Aficianado: Arturo Fuente Cuban Corona Review

    Tony Korologos
    25 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    In the golf world most players have a “go-to” club.  It’s the one club they are the most confident in, hit the best, or depend on when they need to […]
  • ScoreBand GPS Watch Review

    Tony Korologos
    25 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The ScoreBand company is filling a vacant spot in the golf accessory industry, affordable golf laser rangefinders and affordable golf GPS devices.  Today’s review is the ScoreBand golf GPS watch. […]
  • Reason #375903 the Golf Industry is Struggling

    Tony Korologos
    25 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    Yesterday’s round was painful on a number of levels.  First, I tweaked some strange muscle in my lower left back which made swinging tough.  At the top of my swing […]
  • Sandy Utah’s Hidden Valley Country Club Mountain Nine Changes

    Tony Korologos
    22 May 2015 | 8:47 pm
    At the end of last season my dad and I played the Mountain nine at Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy, Utah for the last time the 9th hole would […]
  • Decisions and Rules of Golf Club Throwing

    Tony Korologos
    22 May 2015 | 9:02 am
    A couple of months ago Rory McIlory launched an iron into the lake at Trump Doral.  In an awkward moment, the Donald gave Rory the club back on the range […]
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    Kiel Christianson

  • Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA is not just for LPGA pros

    Kiel Christianson
    16 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    The Plantation Course at Kingsmill Resort is the little sister of The River Course, where the LPGA Tour is playing this week. This week's Kingsmill Championship is one of the more popular stops on the LPGA Tour among the pros and their families. One…
  • Woodtick on a workhorse

    Kiel Christianson
    7 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    Old guys like me don't get out much, so when Men's Association League starts up each spring, it's a big, huge, enormous deal. I don't know if "giddy" is the right word, but remember how you felt as a kid Christmas morning? That's pretty much how some of…
  • Do April pars bring May birdies?

    Kiel Christianson
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:33 am
    "I'm just so damned happy to be out hear with you guys again!" said The Mayor of The Lake last Wednesday. It was our first Wednesday evening nine holes after work, which will soon turn into Wednesday evening Men's League. The Mayor, Randy, and I were pr…
  • French Lick Resort tries to head off damage from Indiana's RFRA

    Kiel Christianson
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    I've been a fan of French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana for a long time. In fact, I first wrote about the resort and its historic Donald Ross Course before gaming came back to the once-sleepy town, and long before the spectacular Pete Dye Course o…
  • Travel, golf, and history: WWII and you

    Kiel Christianson
    21 Feb 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Golf is unique among sports for so many reasons. One of these is the connection of golf to travel. Golfers will circle the globe to play famous, picturesque, historical courses. Aside from maybe skiing or surfing, I can think of no other sport that spur…
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    My Daily Slice of Golf...the Blog

  • Book Review: Every Town is a Sports Town

    16 May 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Recently, I was fortunate to receive a preview copy of Every Town is a Sports Town which is a good history book about ESPN. It is about former CEO George Bodenheimer, and how he chose his career path over a couple beers with his Dad, to become employee #130 as a mail clerk.Back in the day...when I was in grade school I read all kinds of autobiographies, and I loved reading them, I especially enjoyed learning how they got where they are. For ESPN's Bodenheimer, it was being a driver for Dick Vitale that gave him the drive to continue plugging away at his first job out of college. How cool…
  • Book Review: "Your Short Game Solution"

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    If I was 15 again, I would want to travel into the future... read, and make notes of, this great instruction manual "Your Short Game Solution" as taught by James Sieckmann.. For me, the short game is the most important foundation you can have in golf. Drive for show....putt for dough. Well, in this case it is chip for dough, and this book is critical in the learning process.This book allows you to experience the flaws and fixes at your own pace, with illustrations of the right way and wrong way to address any "flaw" that the book describes as "fatal". So, when you get to Chapter 5, get…
  • Book Review: 'The Wichita Kid: a Caddies's Story'

    15 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    I just finished a fantastic read this weekend, and I'd like to tell you a little about it.The Wichita Kid: A Caddie's Story is a novel about a young man's journey as he moves from a suppressing home-life in Salina KS, to one of character development with his Grandparents in Cleveland Ohio.The story takes place with the young man (Kevin) earning his summer break "keep" at a golf club that employs caddies...although his interest in doing this job is about the same as the clubs' interest in having a caddy shack...where golf carts are ready to replace this unruly band of misfits at any given…
  • Book Review "You Can't Make This Up"

    30 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Ok, so this is not a golf book. Why did I review it? Because this book is about the essence of one man being in the moment in sports. That is what it is all about, right. I mean Tiger Woods transcends golf because he gave us his all and was in the moment unlike only a handful of great golfers in the past. As sports fanatics, we eat that up!That is why I read books like this. Al Michaels is a player with his voice. Only a few people are lucky in the media business to earn chops as reputable as his. The book You Can't Make This Up delves into his beginnings as a sports beat…
  • Book Review: Church of Golf

    27 Dec 2014 | 1:06 pm
    A lot of us wish to have 2nd chances. Some are simple mulligans that we take on the golf course, but most mulligans don't come in life. So is the story revealed by the author of a very enlightened book: Church of Golf.The main character resembles a close friend of his that got caught in the addiction spiral, and did not make it out at the other end. The story is about a guy that had fame, lost it, then had an opportunity for a mulligan from an Aunt... if he lives on a religious communal village for 3 years...oh, that happens to be on a golf Hawai'i...and…
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    Ottawa Golf Blog

  • 10 Reasons To Use Clubs To Hire When Golfing In Europe

    Sean Crogie
    22 May 2015 | 7:31 pm
    The family and I just came back from a great 24 day trip to Europe which included mainly Spain, France, and Belgium. Of course I managed to squeeze in a few rounds of golf, I'm a golf blogger no less. When I left Ottawa there was still snow on the ground and of course Spain was just a perfect place for golf this time of the year. I didn't take my own clubs but used a service called Clubs To Hire. Here's my list of reasons to use this type of service.1) Had my own backpack, my wife's and all three kids had backpacks. Bringing my clubs would of added to the chaos.2) Picked clubs up right at the…
  • Rickie Fowler Super Slow Motion Golf Swing Vision - 2015 Players Championship

    Sean Crogie
    10 May 2015 | 5:31 pm
    With a birdie on the first hole in sudden death, following a three-hole aggregate playoff, Rickie Fowler emerged with victory at THE PLAYERS. This was Fowler's day and it was a long time in the making. He closed out the tournament going 6-under over his last six holes to sign for a 5-under 36-31=67 and post 12-under 279. He was later matched by Sergio Garcia and then Kevin Kisner to force a first-ever three-hole aggregate playoff at THE PLAYERS. Fowler and Kisner matched birdie-2s on the 17th to finish the aggregate 1-under, eliminating Garcia (at even-par). Fowler would then dispatch Kisner…
  • 2015 Masters Apparel Scripting - Nike, Puma, Adidas, Travis Mathew

    Sean Crogie
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:30 pm
    The Masters is just around the corner and even though I'll be in Spain I'll still be watching the years first major at Augusta National. One of the big apparel hits is just what the top players will be wearing, so here's a taste.How can you not love what world number 1 Rory McIlroy will be wearing at Augusta.Nike Golf revealed what Rory McIlroy will be wearing at the 2015 Masters Tournament.If Tiger suits up here's what he'll be donning on the fairways of Augusta.Rickie Fowler and his Puma Scripting is always top notch.Always love what Travis Mathew does for there scripting and this year…
  • Golf Movie Review: The Squeeze

    Sean Crogie
    29 Mar 2015 | 6:12 pm
    "The Squeeze" is plain and simple a fun golf movie. From one of the first scenes where "Augie" played by Jeremy Sumpter and his girlfriend, Natalie and best friend John Tom set out on a morning of cross country golf where some young poolside spectators beckon, "I love golf". The movie has you hooked from there. Most golfers and non-golfers are going to love this film.Jeremy Sumpter is great as the likable "Augie" with "jaw dropping talent" out on the links. Augie is an easy target for Riverboat and the lure of money it's easy for Augie to say yes to "just playing golf". Why he's doing it,…
  • Best Masters Golf Pool 2015

    Sean Crogie
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    With the Masters 10 days away I like to figure out which golf pools I'm going to be testing my luck with winning the much coveted cash prizes. With so many out there I always seem to come back to my friend Seamus Maher annual Masters Pool. He gets lots of golf fans, it's only $20 and it's easy to enter. He also has two other pools that start with the Masters.The top 70 ranked players from the tournament field will be selected and divided into 4 performance groups based on World Tour Rankings. You select 1 payer from each performance group.The Contest is stroke play, meaning the aggregate…
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    The Kokopelli Golf Stance

  • The Legacy

    Cactus Dave
    17 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    previous visits . . .#1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18
  • Dove Valley

    Cactus Dave
    17 May 2015 | 11:56 am
  • Rancho Manana with my peeps

    Cactus Dave
    17 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    visited previously many times . . .While GabeTheBabe & Chris2 hit the driving range, I hit the concession stand by the 1st & 11th tee to nosh a burger . . . hmmmmm. 5 years ago they were 3 dollars instead of 7$, but basically the same, tho'I am not . . . I think my metabolism has slowed . . .Gabe on the practice greenElephant Butte#1 par 4. . . not too difficult on paper, but anything left is dead in the trash, and anything right has a very, very difficult look at the green heavily protected by mounds & bunkers -- around the dogleg left, out of site . . . #2 par 4 . . .
  • La Quinta

    Cactus Dave
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    The Dunes course is a Pete Dye design.  RR Ties everywhere, diabolical water hazards, mounds ... I’m not going to post all the pictures .I was back to my old self on the front 9, but then for 7 holes on the back it was there again ... 2 over par ... then 6 over on the last two.  88 total (87 adjusted), two birdies.#6, 173 yards.  Took 2 in the bunker there.#8, 3 putts from 27 feet.#9, but there are a few more tee shots like this17 and 18 are doglegs around the lake.  They have unmown grass between the fairways, thick, about a foot tall, and they said don’t bother…
  • PGA West No. 17

    Cactus Dave
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Mr Science reports from the road.14 shots on the last 2 holes, gave up 8 balls to the golf gods on No. 17.
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  • What’s With All Those Screws?

    Tony Covey
    26 May 2015 | 5:42 am
    Months of hype has been leading up to this. Members of the MyGolfSpy staff are currently in transit to meet with Parsons Xtreme Golf to learn more about the so-called technology behind the company's inaugural equipment line. You can bet we have questions: What's with the screws? What's with the names (0811 driver, 0311 irons, etc.)? When you're pricing strategy makes Miura look like a bargain brand, what's the point? And that's all before we even start talking about actual performance. After all, we're talking about a company that's achieved absolutely nothing in the golf industry, and yet…
  • #DIMPLEGATE – Titleist Sues 10 Small Ball Companies

    John Barba
    21 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    You serve me, and I'll serve you Swing your partners, all get screwed Bring your lawyer, and I'll bring mine Get together, and we could have a bad time               - “Sue Me, Sue You Blues,” George Harrison Written By: John Barba George wrote that one about all the legal hullabaloo surrounding the Beatles break-up.  If he’d lived long enough, I wonder what George would have to say about the legal wrangling over golf balls? The latest golf ball Legal-Go-Round stars – who else – Acushnet/Titleist as the plaintiff, and ten direct-sale competitors who, collectively, are the…
  • Review – DST Compressor Training Club

    GolfSpy MBP
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    What's that curved thing you're hitting? Does it actually work? Written By: Dan Mann The DST is the latest in a long line of training clubs on the market today. Its focus is to get the player into what the company feels is the ideal impact position. I know you've heard this story before. Believe me when I tell you that this one is unique, maybe even special. Just a Bit of Background The DST' Compressor's inventor, Bertie Cordle, was a professional golfer until illness forced him to walk away from the competitive side of the game. With his playing career over, Cordle's curiosity took over. He…
  • The Club Report – Adams red Hybrid

    Tony Covey
    15 May 2015 | 5:22 pm
    In the years that MyGolfSpy has been testing clubs I can't recall another instance where moving weight had such a profound impact on sound, feel, and performance. Written By: Tony Covey Meet Adams red For those just learning about or seeing the Adams red hybrid for the first time today, the first thing I should tell you is that it's very much an Adams legacy hybrid with a shape that should appeal to better players. Whether you want to call that tour-proven, or just comparatively compact, it doesn't really matter. Red is old-school Adams with updated tech. Red is not blue. While not a peanut,…
  • The Most Popular Drivers of 2015 Secret CG Locations

    Tony Covey
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Written By: Tony Covey Yesterday we gave you a primer on driver Center of Gravity; what it is and why it matters. Whether you know it or not, CG location probably influenced your last driver purchase. Today we're going to take things a step further. We're going to step away from the marketing, the buzzwords, and the catch phrases. We're going to show you reality. We're going to show you the actual center of gravity locations for 19 of most popular drivers of 2015. Whose CG is the lowest? Whose CG is the farthest back? Whose CG locations are so high they're nearly off the chart? Does anyone…
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    Scot Duke

  • Why Is Blogging So Hard?

    Scot Duke
    24 May 2015 | 8:08 am
    Looking back on the 15 years I have been blogging I can’t remember the number of the times I asked myself…Why is Blogging so hard? Finding a subject to write about that really matters seems to be where I start pressing the brake on blogging.  Staying focused on one subject of personal or professional interest also seems to be an issue since my personal and professional experience fans out to cover so many fields of expertise.   One minute I will see a need for more information on effective Horsemanship while at the same time finding a complete vacuum of information…
  • Food Trucks Roll Into the LPGA North Texas Shootout

    Scot Duke
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    Just in case you are wondering where I’ll be this week..well, I’ll be wearing my Golf Hat and turning into Mr Business Golf.  Of course you can follow all of the goings on I report on either or right here on the #1 Social Networking Platform..Google+.   Scot Duke on Google+
  • Are Hashtags Getting In the Way of Your Message?

    Scot Duke
    28 Apr 2015 | 3:27 pm
    It is no surprise to most of you I am not a fan of Hashtags. It is good to see others are starting to question why people use them..or so many of them.   Oh Yes, Hashtags do serve a purpose and if it wasn’t for the fact every part of the Darkside of Social Media has targeted all Hashtags to dump their worthless messages, I would probably click on a few.   Nonetheless, there are people dead set on using them for some reason. Why Are People and Businesses Using Hashtags? There are a number questions related to the most effective use of Hashtags.  During a recent gathering of Social…
  • Gina Miller Show: Lisa Pineiro Interview

    Scot Duke
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:31 am
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    Golf is Hard TV

  • New Here? (Golf is Hard TV)
    13 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    We realized we haven’t published new shows in a while, but our old catalog is still rocking… check out the Big Show to tune up for this spring! Fore!
  • Top Golf Club Packing Tips (Golf is Hard TV)
    7 May 2015 | 3:27 am
    This is a guest post from Fastlane International. Apologies for the currency being in £ – they are a UK based company. We know a real player values the tools of his or her trade. You might not be a Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman or a Tiger Woods, but you’re as dedicated as they come. Whatever the reason for needing to ship your clubs, you’ll benefit from these insider tips. Maybe you’ve just swapped your driver with a Taylor Made R15 or you’ve finally gotten around to clearing out the attic. If you are shipping a club to a buyer, you’ll probably have a golfing eBay store. It…
  • SDSU Women’s Golf Team Trick Shot Video (Golf is Hard TV)
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    Incredible! Love this!
  • Best golf resource that has improved your game? (Golf is Hard TV)
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    What is the best golf book, video, website or resource you have ever used? A personal coach? Lessons? Books, videos, DVDS? Whatcha got? For me (this is Marc), lessons was the big bang for me, coupled with a few pro tips and a lot of time at the range. Now, granted, that got me from shooting in the 110’s to the mid 90’s. Still that’s like 10-15 strokes in about a year. I’m sure if I had played more I would have even done better. I’d be curious to hear more about what you have used? Perhaps Golf is Hard TV episodes have helped?
  • Happy Holidays (Golf is Hard TV)
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Wishing you and yours a very special, very happy holiday and New Year!  
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    SeeMore Putters Blog

  • Russell Knox’s (Tour FGP blade) 24-foot putt circles the drain for birdie at THE PLAYERS

    SeeMore Admin
    11 May 2015 | 6:50 am
    (short commercial before video) In the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship 2015, Russell Knox’s birdie putt rolls in from 24 feet on the par-4 14th hole. Click HERE to watch video. SHARE WITH FRIENDS BELOW -->>
  • SeeMore SPi System and AimPoint Green Reading - The Ultimate Putting School

    SeeMore Admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:22 pm
    SeeMore SPi System and AimPoint Green Reading with SPi Instructors Paul Kaster and Aimpoint/SPi Instructor George Connor putting school May 16th (Saturday) 9am-Noon Location - Forsgate Country ClubContact - Paul Kaster (Dir. of Instruction)Email - pkaster@forsgatecc.comPhone - 609-306-5029 Space is Limited - Cost $295
  • SeeMore Tech Event - @Golfsmith (INDY) - Saturday - 4/11 (10am-2pm)

    SeeMore Admin
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    Learn to Putt Like a MAJOR Champion (SPi Certified Staff will be on hand to give putting tips and fittings) April 11th (Saturday) – 10am-2pm Golfsmith 8310 Castleton Corner Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46250 317-577-0846
  • SeeMore TV Commercial during MASTERS week on Golf Channel

    SeeMore Admin
    4 Apr 2015 | 6:34 pm
    During MASTERS week on Golf Channel look for the SeeMore TV Commercial! AFTER VIEWING the SeeMore TV Commercial - ENTER TO WIN!!! 1. Include in your tweet or email the city you viewed it. 2. Include the time of day you viewed it. 3. Extra credit - tell us what is different at the end of the commercial (hint - what model?) Those who tweet this information to us at @seemoreputters or send us a note at will be entered for a GIANT surprise!
  • What's The Deal with Counter Balanced Putters? -

    SeeMore Admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    What's The Deal with Counter Balanced Putters? written by: Sean Crogie  Follow Sean on Twitter @OttawaGolfBlog Did anyone really know what a counter balanced putter was before a few years ago? I sure didn’t. Justin Rose winning the U.S. Open at Merion Country Club in 2013 opened my eyes for sure and opened up a lot of pros eyes up with the impending anchoring ban in 2016. We love to emulate our favourite pro golfers and use the equipment they use including their putters.  If pros are using CB putters then why not us amateurs. We need the help too, right? has the best…
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    Australian Senior Golfer

  • A Golfer By Any Other Name

    Larry Canning
    25 May 2015 | 8:11 pm
    The Great White Shark, The Golden Bear, The Matador, The King, Tiger ….. The Sloth? Nah, LARRY CANNING reckons Jordan Spieth needs a new nickname. IT seems to me if you intend to be a great sportsman, specifically a golfing legend; you need to have a name that says “Greatness”.
  • Monty wins Senior PGA Championship back-to-back

    Brian O'Hare
    24 May 2015 | 7:09 pm
    COLIN MONTGOMERIE ran away with the 2015 Senior PGA Championship with a commanding performance at the magnificent looking Pete Dye Course at French Link Resort in Indiana. The 51 year old Scot shot a final round 3-under 69 to beat Mexico’s Esteban Toledo (69) by four strokes. It was Montgomerie’s third senior major championship victory in 10 appearances, including three of the past six. His 8-under total of 280 made him one of only five players under par on a new course that garnered heaps of praise.
  • Chris Kirk wins 4th US PGA Tour title while Scott gains some momentum ahead of US Open

    Brian O'Hare
    24 May 2015 | 6:28 pm
    AMERICA’S Chris Kirk has won his fourth US PGA Tour victory with a narrow win at the 2015 Crown Plaza Invitational in Texas. The 30 year old holed a pressure seven foot par putt on the last for a final round 4-under 66 that got him to 12-under at the Colonial Country Club at Fort Worth to top a crowded leaderboard. He beat a resurgent Brandt Snedeker (67), local Masters Champion Jordan Spieth (65) and Jason Bohn (63) by a single stroke. There were another five players just one shot further back.
  • Veteran Jimenez’s 10th ace not enough to beat rookie Korean at the 2015 BMW PGA Championship

    Brian O'Hare
    24 May 2015 | 5:43 pm
    MIGUEL ANGEL JIMENEZ potted his record breaking 10th European Tour hole in one at the BMW PGA Championship on the weekend but it wasn’t enough to take the title from rookie Korean Byeong-Hun An. Jimenez holed his third ace of the season – and second in a fortnight – to move past the record he jointly held with Colin Montgomerie. But 23 year old An was in a record breaking mood of his own, carding a final round 7-under 65 at the Wentworth Club to finish 21 under par and beat the previous tournament record by two shots. He finished six ahead of Jiménez (67) and fellow veteran Thongchai…
  • 76th US Senior PGA Championship: Leaderboard

    Brian O'Hare
    21 May 2015 | 5:13 pm
    Defending champion Colin Montgomerie THE 2015 US Senior PGA Championship is the second senior major of the year and is underway at the tough Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort in Indiana. Blustery and damp conditions in the first round saw Japan’s Massy Kuramoto the only player in the 50 and over event to beat par. Kuramoto shot a 1-under 71 to lead by a stroke over five players on par, including defending champion Colin Montgomerie.
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    GolfDash Blog | Accelerate Your Golf Performance

  • Transform Your Golf Game at Bird Golf Academy

    22 May 2015 | 5:31 am
    Bird Golf Academy is one of the best golf instruction schools you can attend if you are looking transform your golf game and have fun doing it. Honestly, I did not know a lot about this school until quite recently. I was also surprised to see they have many locations throughout the United States, including: Arizona, California, North/South Carolina, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey and Tennessee. Pretty decent coverage, I would say. WHAT MAKES THEM UNIQUE This isn’t a school like say, Stack and Tilt, where they teach a specific golf methodology. It’s a school…
  • How to Hit the Ball 20 Yards Longer. Guaranteed!

    5 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Here is a proven distance tip that Long Drive Champ Sean Fister says can add an easy 20 yards to your drives. Are you willing to give it a try? Says Fister, “There are a hundred little tricks to hit the ball farther. But only one is absolutely, positively guaranteed to work for every golfer. All you do is turn your shoulders farther, all the while keeping the butt end of the club as far away from your sternum as possible. It takes practice and physical effort, but if you work hard at that for 2 weeks, you’ll for sure pick up 20 yards with the driver.” For me the tough part…
  • Is the Secret to Golf in Your Hands?

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:50 am
    I think I can help you play better golf, but you’ll have to apply the concepts! I’m going to do something I thought I never would – offer golf advice. I know this is risky territory, after all who am I to be giving anyone golf advice. I’m not a pro and I’ve never taught. Heck, I’m not even a scratch player. On the other hand, I’ve been on a search for a competitive and repetitive golf swing for the last 10 years. I think I’ve tried most everything. I’ve hit them left, right, up and down. Which is only to say that I’ve suffered like…
  • Golf Performance Nutrition: Eggs

    23 Apr 2015 | 4:51 am
      Whole eggs from healthy fowl are one of the most nutritious foods on earth but are all eggs really the same? I have a full chapter on “Golf Power Nutrition” in my new book, 101 Ways to Increase Your Golf Power and wanted to talk about just one “Power Nutrition” tip today. I know, many (misled) nutritionists (and doctors) have conned us into staying away from eggs because they contain cholesterol and saturated fat. But we know about good fats and bad ones, right? Even a recent Harvard study found healthy men and women could eat seven (yes 7!) eggs a day with no increased risk of…
  • Perfect Tee-Height with Tee Tac

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    I came upon this unique golf product recently called, Tee Tac, which allows you to set a consistent ball height EVERY time. WHY DO WE NEED IT I guess the first question that might come to mind is “Why do we care about setting our golf ball height anyway?” Of course, the answer is consistency but what does that actually mean. Say, for example, you normally hit your driver 220 yards on the fly. If you hit it just half an inch (or 1.27 centimeters) off center (toward the toe or heel) you lose roughly 10 yards, three quarters of an inch (1.905 centimeters) you lose 15 yards; and so forth. So…
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  • Cool Belts for Golf - Beltology

    Nick Green
    10 May 2015 | 11:56 am
    The golf season is off and running, so you need to get your best golf pants on and keep them up in style. There's no better way than with stylish belts from the US company, Beltology. Several PGA and European Tour players are now wearing Beltology and with more than 40 styles and colors to choose from they are finding the perfect accessory for their daily outfits.At Beltology, they believe belts should stretch and their belts are different from traditional leather belts. There are no holes as the prong passes smoothly through the webbing, allowing for a comfortable and adjustable fit.
  • Ryder Cup captain announcements (and why Europe is going to win again!)

    Nick Green
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Well, the European and United States Captains announcements are now official. Hopefully we will not hear about the Ryder Cup for another year....fat chance of that!So let's take a quick look at the process followed by the Euros and the Yanks to decide who will wear the inevitable checked jacket into battle at the 86th ranked American course, Hazeltine National.The US choice, as you know by now, is the losing 2012 captain, Davis Love III. And the first choice of his four assistant captains is the losing 2006 captain, Tom Lehman. So, the much vaunted "Task Force" has made two decisions both of…
  • My Top 5 from the PGA Merchandise Show

    Nick Green
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:48 am
    Another year comes and goes in Orlando at "the show". There were several positive innovations at the show, notably free wi-fi for all and an excellent App from Reed Exhibitions that made finding a booth easier than ever. The familiar inch thick Directory is not long for this world and a few more trees will be spared!It's become a tradition for me to seek out my favorites from the show. I wander the massive Orange County Convention Center, so you don't have to. Here's what my 10,000 step days uncovered.1. ArccosI have written about Arccos before and it's so good, it deserves another mention.
  • Top 10 Dos and Don'ts at the PGA Merchandise Show

    Nick Green
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    I have been going to "the Show", as everyone calls it, since 1989 and yes, it is golf's Groundhog Day but I wouldn't miss it for the world. It's an opportunity to meet old friends, make new ones and see the latest and greatest equipment from the big manufacturers and from those one-man bands that just might strike gold with their latest product. Here are my Top 10 Do and Don'ts for the PGA Merchandise Show.1. Don't try and sell on other people's booths. They have spent thousands on the space and months preparing for the show. You would be amazed how many people try and do this - it is just…
  • 5 Things NOT To Ask At The PGA Merchandise Show

    Nick Green
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    The PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando is just around the corner and we are in final planning for clients and meeting schedules. Last year I wrote about "What not to ask at the Show" and it's worth revisiting with a couple of updates. Some have remained the same - Numbers 1-4 - please, please avoid asking these!,  No. 5 is still in play after Tiger's injury prone 2014 season. I wouldn't bet against it, but the young guns have no fear factor with Tiger the way that the previous generation did.1. Are you having a good show? The answer is always, yes2. When did you get here? The floor show…
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  • Leona Maguire lands Annika Award; second individual as Duke qualifies for NCAA matchplay

    Brian Keogh
    26 May 2015 | 12:31 am
    Leona Maguire en route to a four under 68 in the final round of strokeplay qualifying at the Concession Slieve Russell's Leona Maguire finished tied second in the individual to lead Duke University into the matchplay stages of the NCAA Division 1 Women's Championship before picking up the 2015 Annika Award for her outstanding college season.The 20-year old freshman from Ballyconnell in Co Cavan was voted most outstanding Division I women's player after she racked up three wins and finished outside the top seven only once in 10 events.The award. which is voted on by players, coaches and…
  • McGinley: McIlroy has nothing to prove at Irish Open

    Brian Keogh
    25 May 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Rickie Fowler of the United States drives on the ninth at Royal County Down on Monday. Rory McIlroy might feel he has unfinished business at this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open but there’s no doubt in Paul McGinley’s mind that the young Ulsterman has nothing to prove at Royal County Down.The 2014 Ryder Cup captain is clearly one of the world No 1’s greatest fans and while there is still some doubt about McIlroy’s ability to dominate on a hard and fast golf course, McGinley has no misgivings whatsoever.“He’s the world No 1 - by a long way,” McGinley said before reacquainting…
  • US Open qualifying: Late bogey scuppers Harrington at Walton Heath

    Brian Keogh
    25 May 2015 | 3:57 pm
    Chambers Bay Pádraig Harrington is targeting a top-three finish in the Irish Open after final hole bogey scuppered his chances of qualifying for the US Open via yesterday’s 36-hole Sectional Qualifier at Walton Heath.The Dubliner opened with a level par 72 on the New Course in a battle for 11 places in the field at Chambers Bay in Washington next month.But having raced to five under on the Old Course in the afternoon thanks to four back nine birdies in a row from the 13th, he ran up a costly five at the 479-yard 18th. The 18th on the Old Course at Walton Heath As a result, he posted a 68…
  • In-form Brady shares top spot at Seapoint

    Brian Keogh
    25 May 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Seapoint Golf Links Clontarf's Eamonn Brady, Royal Dublin's, Patrick Devine and Mullingar's James Quinlivan  shared top spot at the PGA Sprint event at Seapoint.The trio finished shot level par 72s to finish two shots ahead of Titleist Fitting Centre's Mark O'Mahony and Rosslare's Graham Donohoe.Brady has made a fine start to the season, winning the recent Seafield Golf and Country Club Pro-Am and the 39th annual Foxrock Pro-Am on Sunday lastThe 41-year-old played some superb golf at Foxrock, carding a five under par 65 to edge out Colm Moriarty by a shot, however, he…
  • Teen wins French Amateur in another victory for Gallic youth policy

    Brian Keogh
    25 May 2015 | 1:35 am
    Jeong-weon Ko with the Coupe Murat Naas ace Conor O'Rourke finished a respectable tied 33rd in tiger tough conditions in the French Amateur Open Strokeplay - the Internationaux de France for the Cooupe Murat - at chic Chantilly.Rounds of 75, 75, 78 and 74 for 302 the Ireland Development Panel player  18 shots out of a playoff that saw 17-year Jeong-weon Ko, a Frenchman of Korean descent, beat compatriot François Lagraulet on the first extra hole after they had finished on 284Despite perfect conditions, a tough course set up made scoring highly difficult with tight pins, testing putting…
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  • Declining participation in golf is hitting too close to home

    23 May 2015 | 5:08 pm
    In the past 6 months I’ve played only 4 rounds of golf which is pretty sad given we can play here all 12 months of the year.  And it’s been many months since I wrote a post on this blog or really engaged with other golfers on social media.   To say I’ve been busy this year at work is an understatement, but also a pathetic excuse.  I believe that if you really want to do something, you’ll find a way to do it.   So why am I not itching to play the game I’ve loved since I hit my first “come back tomorrow shot" in 2007? Coincidentally while I was pondering my apathy, I got a…
  • Guest Post: SWIG – Starting Women in Golf

    11 Apr 2015 | 3:49 pm
    In 2 previous blog posts, I looked at some of the issues that could be impacting on the declining participation of women in golf.  As I’ve found out in many years of marriage, women think differently from men, and men shouldn’t automatically assume that what works for them also works for women.  Unfortunately, the golf industry is largely run by men. If you look at the 6 (depending on how you count them) national and provincial golf programs focusing on beginners or learning to golf, only one focuses on adults – Get Golf Ready.  The rest all support junior golf development. Get Golf…
  • Guest Post: What Turns Women On — To Golf

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    This is the 2nd of a 3 week series of posts on Women in Golf  by Jim Lee of BC Golf. Probably most women would agree that most men don’t know what turns women on. In my case its (mostly) true, but it depends if you are asking my wife. So I’m going to restrict my comments in this blog to golf – or more precisely - why women and men play golf and what they get from participating in the game. If you are going to market any product or service to people, its important to understand the reasons for purchasing the product. For most products, its pretty simple – its a cleaning product,…
  • Guest Post: Where have all the Women Golfers Gone?

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    This spring a women's golf club near and dear to my heart (Golf Fore Gals) closed its doors. Sadly, like in many parts of the world, women's golf in BC is on the decline.  I have struggled to figure out how to turn this trend around and turned to a colleague of mine from British Columbia Golf to understand the facts and potential future.  This is the first of a 3 week series* on Women in Golf by Jim Lee of BC Golf. Participation of Women in Golf in BC British Columbia Golf has been tracking and reporting on changes in the golf market for several years, primarily using data from the Print…
  • Get Your Brain in Your Golf Game

    7 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    Golf is like any other sport in that mental strength is essential for success. Indeed, sometimes it is all that matters when it comes to winning or losing. If you learn to develop the correct mentality and to turn your weaknesses into strengths, you can increase your chances of winning. So think of mental toughness as a skill that you need to work on and develop, and then use it to your advantage when you are under pressure. Here are some ways to get your brain in the game. Be Prepared If you know you are as prepared as you can be, this will give you confidence when you are in action. One of…
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    Golf Course of Rhymes

  • A Poetic Response to the Question: What is Golf?

    14 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
      Everyone has their own answer to the question “What is golf?” Here is mine, taken from my Ebook “If Only I Could Play that Hole Again.”      ON COURSE Golf is a singular way to take temporary leave following a zigzag path in search of a small white ball; to abandon reality, but stay the course, hole after hole; to create a new story, always different to be told to someone before it’s forgotten. An extraordinary chance to pretend for a brief time no matter how unskilled that each stroke will be flawless; to endure the pain of failure without really failing, and even…
  • Is Tiger Toast?

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:56 am
      Since Tiger Woods has retreated from PGA Tour events, golf “scholars,” have offered Tiger a wide array of “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” to bring him back to championship form. Some have suggested that Tiger is finished as a front runner. As I have remarked in other Posts, maybe 100 years ago, situations like Tiger’s would be commented on not only in prose, but also in poetry. Since I am currently the (self-appointed) resident golf poet, here is my contribution regarding Tiger’s troubles: Tiger Should or Shouldn’t The ailing failing…
  • Reading Golf Poetry Out Loud – 2

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:45 pm
    In my last Post (just below) I offered readers like you the chance to experience the fun of reading a poem (in this case a golf poem) out loud. To begin, I suggested reading the first stanza of a classic golf poem called “The Lay for the Troubled Golfer” by Edgar A. Guest. I included a recording of my reading of the stanza, which offered the opportunity to read the stanza along with me. Now we move on to the whole poem. It is included below and is followed by my recording. If you are inclined, try reading the poem along with me. If you would like to comment on the experience I…
  • Reading Golf Poetry Out Loud

    6 Jan 2015 | 2:29 pm
    It’s a new year so, let’s try something new and different. The fun of reading golf poetry out loud is something that I have emphasized on this Blog. Now we are going to put this idea to the test – that is, with your help. When talking to groups about golf poetry, I always have them participate by reading a poem out loud along with me. So I thought – why don’t I try that with you as well. So this is what we are going to do. Let’s take the poem I always use, “The Lay for the Troubled Golfer” by Edgar A Guest and begin by just considering the…
  • From “Golf Illustrated” January 5, 1900 New Year’s Greetings

    27 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
      This is from page 3 of the British magazine Golf Illustrated 115 years ago: A gude New Year an’ health an’ cheer, Tae ilka gowfin’ loon, An’ may we steer o’ hazards clear, In life and gowf each roun’. Translation: A good New Year and health and cheer, To every golfing loon, And may we steer of hazards clear, In life and golf each round. (Clearly, the original is better!)   The verse was followed by the statement: “Another round in the great game of life has now commenced. Let us hope that 1900 will have fewer bunkers in store for us…
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  • Maricopa Junior Golf Camp Summer 2015

    Rob Camacho
    19 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Maricopa junior golf lessons update: May 19, 2015
  • AZ Golf Playing Lesson Pro (Special)

    Rob Camacho
    23 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    Golf Lessons Update for Ahwatukee, Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, AZ: April 23, 2015 As I stated on previous posts: most golfers have not taken professional golf instruction. Most golfers think it won’t help or even fear that they might get worse.  I am offering a special investment fee while I am on the […]
  • Spring Golf Coaching Program Special

    Rob Camacho
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
      Golf lessons and instruction update April 6, 2015: Ahwatukee, Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Here is my Spring 2015 golf instruction/coaching special: Eight two hour sessions for only $695 Two golfers   $495 per Three golfers $395 per Just think how much improvement you will gain, and for you to experience real results just […]
  • Golf Game Evaluation / Play Lesson Special

    Rob Camacho
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    March 30, 2015 Arizona Golf Lessons/Instruction Update for Ahwatukee, Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale: Full swing and short game evaluation/lesson plus on course evaluation and coaching. This limited time special offer is a full swing, short game, and golf course evaluation.  Most golfers have not had a total golf game evaluation.  Find out your true […]
  • One Month Golf Coaching Special

    Rob Camacho
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Ahwatukee, Chandler, Phoenix, Maricopa, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Arizona: Golf lessons update for March 27, 2015: This special offer is for the golfer who is serious about his or her game.  The program is a three hour session of total golf game learning and performance, which meets one time per week for four weeks.  In my opinion: […]
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    Golf Tips & Instruction For The Mental Game

  • Rory McIlroy makes a classic mental game mistake

    David MacKenzie
    22 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    This week we saw Rory McIlroy throwing another club, this time his 3-wood at the BMW PGA Championship in England. That’s the second time in a few weeks we’ve seen this from him and looks as if the World No.1 could use a little help with this mental game. Rory said: “Physically I feel fine but mentally I could feel myself getting down on myself out there, which is not something I have been doing the last three weeks…I just need to be aware of that and keep everything on an even keel. It is acceptance of bad shots. Every time I have played well this year, I have been talking…
  • 7 Confidence Boosting Tips For Your Next Round of Golf

    David MacKenzie
    21 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    “Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.” ~ Jack Nicklaus. As Jack Nicklaus says, confidence is probably the most important factor in playing golf to your potential. Some of this confidence comes from past success, but a lot of it comes from knowing how to control your mind and shut out negativity. This can be practiced every time you play. Here are 7 things you can do EASILY to build unwavering confidence and lower your scores. 1. Become your inner caddy If you get…
  • How To Practice For Playing The Golf Course

    Adam Young
    14 May 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Consequence and progression in practice Is your practice regime stuck in a rut? Are you going to the range and just going through the motions? Does your performance and improvement on the range seem to leave you when you need it the most? Then listen up. I would say that most players who go to the range are practicing poorly. Their sessions resemble more of a warm up session than an actual training session. • Hitting balls from the same spot with the same club (block practice) • Getting into a rhythm and going on autopilot • No pressure • No goals (other than to hit the ball well) All…
  • 5 Ways To Play Better Golf Under Pressure

    David MacKenzie
    13 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Whatever your level of play, I’m sure you’ve experienced the feeling of playing under pressure on the golf course. How you cope with it can make or break your success. Do you have techniques you can rely on to keep you calm and focused on the task at hand and not get carried away into the future? In this article, I’m going to show you 5 mental game techniques that have helped the shakiest of players cope with pressure and use nervous energy to succeed. Many of these skills can be learned off the golf course, with no need for a club and ball. These are techniques that you can apply to…
  • Quality Questions lead to Quality Performances

    David MacKenzie
    1 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    You’ll learn a lot from this exercise. Deep down, I’m sure you’re aware that your mental state has a big impact on your performance i.e. where you put your focus influences how well you play. Most of us tend to equate poor performance with poor mechanics, but ironically it’s your mental game that determines how good your mechanics are during any round. After each round of golf, I’d like you to ask yourself some “quality’’ questions about your round, which we can use to shape future performance. Famous life coach and motivational speaker, Tony Robbins, says “Questions provide…
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  • The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Strong Grip

    The Golf Drill Guru
    21 May 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Next up in our series of backswing posts focuses all on the grip. We won’t be digging into the exact positioning of your hands on the grip however, this post deals with where the club should be positioned during your backswing assuming you have a solid grip already. Interestingly, the grip of choice on tour is neutral to slightly strong, ...
  • TourEdge Golf introduces CB PRO F2 Fairway Wood

    The Golf Drill Guru
    20 May 2015 | 12:38 am
    Good day and thanks for stopping by! Last week TourEdge introduced the CB PRO F2 – the much anticipated, second generation of the CB PRO fairway wood. The new F2 features a noticeably different look – a smaller matte black club head and redesigned sole. The new patented Slip Stream sole waves are reduced in length which means less turf contract ...
  • The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: Extension

    The Golf Drill Guru
    14 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Next up in this sequence of backswing posts is us taking a closer look at specific elements of the backswing that should be universal and need to happen in order to help ensure solid contact at impact. In this post we look closer at a common swing “thought” that involves your hands being “connected” to your upper body during the ...
  • The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: The Turn

    The Golf Drill Guru
    9 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Next up in our backswing sequence posts is ‘the turn’. Please note that we didn’t call this move the jerk, the lift, the twist or the slide. Once your club is parallel to the ground (or at 9:00) in your swing, your turn begins, and any lateral movement stops. We spoke about how its important to move your body away ...
  • The 7 Steps Every Backswing Should Have: The Body Shift

    The Golf Drill Guru
    7 May 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Stemming from our previous post regarding the 7-steps every backswing should have, we’re now onto step #2 – the body weight shift. This whole move occurs when the club begins its takeaway from the ball, and is complete by the time the club is parallel to the ground or at 9:00. The move itself, actually consists of two distinct movements. ...
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    Golf and Course

  • Open de Espana Prize Money – 2015 Spanish Open Payouts And Purse

    17 May 2015 | 8:50 am
    Open De Espana 2015 Logo The Open de Espana purse was €1,500,000 for the 2015 tournament at Real Club de Golf El Prat in Barcelona, Spain. The winner of the 2015 Open de Espana, James Morrison, received a 1st prize payout of €250,000 and 250,000 Race to Dubai points. David Howell, Francesco Molinari, Edouard Espana and Miguel Angel Jimenez finished tied in 2nd place and received €99,790 payouts each. Emiliano Grillo came 6th to collect €52,500 prize money and Jorge Campillo and Jose Manuel Lara shared 7th place for prize winnings of €41,250. 2015 Spanish Open Prize Money The Open de…
  • WGC Match Play Round 2 Results & Scores

    30 Apr 2015 | 11:28 pm
    Cadillac Match Play Championship The WGC Match Play round 2 results and scores. The match scores and winners for the 2nd day of the 2015 Cadillac Match Play golf tournament. WinnerPlayerScoresPlayer Rory McIlroyRory McIlroy2 upBrandt Snedeker Billy HorschelBilly Horschel3 & 2Jason Dufner Hideki MatsuyamaHideki Matsuyama2 upJoost Luiten Kevin NaKevin Na3 & 1Alexander Levy Dustin JohnsonDustin Johnson20 holesCharl Schwartzel Matt JonesVictor Dubuisson2 upMatt Jones Paul CaseyAdam Scott1 upPaul Casey Francesco MolinariChris Kirk2 & 1Francesco Molinari Jordan SpiethJordan Spieth4…
  • Cadillac Match Play Draw – 2015 Tournament Groups

    27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Cadillac Match Play Championship The 2015 Cadillac Match Play will be hosted at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California on Wednesday 29th April. The Cadillac Match Play draw has been made, the groups for the Wednesday to Friday’s pool play are: Group 1Group 2Group 3Group 4 Rory McIlroyJordan SpiethHenrik StensonBubba Watson Billy HorschelLee WestwoodBill HaasLouis Oosthuizen Brandt SnedekerMatt EveryBrendon ToddKeegan Bradley Jason DufnerMikko IlonenJohn SendenMiguel Angel Jimenez Group 5Group 6Group 7Group 8 Jim FurykJustin RoseJason DayDustin Johnson Martin KaymerRyan PalmerZach…
  • Cadillac Championship Prize Money

    8 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Cadillac Championship Logo 2015 The Cadillac Championship purse was $9,250,000 for the 2015 tournament at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. The winner of the 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship, Bubba Watson collected the 1st prize payout of $1,570,000 and 550 FedEx Cup points. Are you looking for the 2015 WGC Match Play prize money? In second place J.B. Holmes received $940,000 prize money and in third place Bubba Watson collected $540,000 prize winnings. 2015 Cadillac Championship Payouts The 2015 Cadillac Championship prize money distribution including payouts for each prize winning…
  • Africa Open 2nd Round Tee Times

    4 Mar 2015 | 1:07 am
    Africa Open Golf Challenge Logo 2015 Round 2 of the 2015 Africa Open will be hosted at the East London Golf Club in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa on Friday 6th March. The tee times and player pairing for the Africa Open 2nd round have been announced and the round is scheduled to start at 6:30 am local time. 2015 Africa Open Round 2 Tee Times View the Africa Open 2nd round tee times and player pairings. All tee tee times are local. Tee TimesPlayersPlayersPlayers 1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee 06:45:00Tom MurrayHenry FeatherstoneTodd Sinnott 06:55:00Jérôme Lando CasanovaNeil…
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    Golf Dispute Resolution

  • Residents Bridge Their Differences Over Use Of Bridge

    Rob Harris
    20 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    By: Rob Harris Convenience carries a price. Florida’s Waterlefe Golf Club is situated proximate to a number of residential communities that pay common charges to a neighborhood association. One of the communities, The Shores, offers its golfing residents two ways to access the community. One way is to enter into the community through its gated entrance. The other, more convenient, way is via a bridge that spans water between the golf course’s 17th and 18th holes. Although the bridge lies outside The Shores, its upkeep is the responsibility of the umbrella association.
  • Golf Investment Fraud Results In Lengthy Prison Sentence

    Rob Harris
    19 May 2015 | 6:25 pm
    By: Rob Harris Some may not know that our tax dollars support the efforts of federal law enforcement to publicize their good results. And, when the opening paragraphs of a press release reference a man who “currently in custody, but formerly of the South Lake Tahoe area,” you know the government is talking about a good result. This week, the Nevada U.S. Attorney’s Office issued “for immediate release” an announcement that “a  man who made false statements and used phony documents to solicit millions from victims who thought they were helping him purchase…
  • Injured Attorney Sues Golf Course For Injuries Suffered From Playing Partner’s Breach Of Golf Etiquette

    Rob Harris
    17 May 2015 | 6:05 pm
    By: Rob Harris According to a published report, a West Virginia judge has thrown out a lawsuit brought against the Sugarwood Golf Club. The plaintiff in this lawsuit is–drum roll, please–an attorney. Since I don’t have access to the actual opinion written by the judge, I can’t attest that the authors of the published report accurately characterized the attorney’s claims that were dismissed. It sure strikes me as odd that any plaintiff, especially one with a law license, would think there was merit to the allegations made. As reported, plaintiff-attorney Victor…
  • Mr. Daly Goes To Washington?

    Rob Harris
    12 May 2015 | 3:58 pm
    By: Rob Harris Enthusiastic observers of the Supreme Court have an opportunity to fantasize about the prospect of their favorite justice–Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia or perhaps the almost always silent Clarence Thomas–inquiring in open court about the geographic location of John Daly’s sex life. The squeamish among us may be grateful that Supreme Court arguments aren’t televised. As John followers may recall, his former wife Sherrie Miller brought an “alienation of affections” lawsuit against current fiance Anna Cladakis, claiming that adulterous…
  • Court Rejects Golf Pro’s Attempt To Force Course Manager To Permit Him To Teach

    Rob Harris
    11 May 2015 | 5:01 pm
    By: Rob Harris It took Jack Graham 123 pages to assert his allegations that American Golf Corporation and Goldman Sachs “illegally charged the public for golf services on public golf courses and deprived him of his right to work as a golf instructor at Los Angeles County (County) and City of Long Beach (City) golf courses managed by American Golf Corporation (American Golf).” It took the California Court of Appeal 31 pages to summarily reject Mr. Graham’s attempt to overturn the lower court’s dismissal of his claims. According to Mr. Graham, the “defendants acted…
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    Fresh Golf Reviews

  • Miura CB57 Irons Review

    Ben Carey
    20 May 2015 | 4:36 pm
    There are few things in life that I love more than golf products that are exceptionally and thoughtfully crafted. There are only a few companies in the golf industry that are on the constant pursuit of perfection and Miura is one of them. Reflections on Miura A few years ago, I reviewed the Miura CB-501 irons and was blown away. Discovering the feel of a solid strike with an exceptionally forged club is truly eye-opening, and reviewing the CB-501s was the first time that I had that experience. We’ve been keeping our eye on Miura and jump at any opportunity to get their products out on…
  • Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons Review

    Ben Carey
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    While many of the mainstay golf companies seem to be busy reworking old designs under new marketing facades, Nike seems to be bucking the trend and actually innovating when it comes to their club designs. Nike has consistently made more strides in quality than any other mainstream golf company over the past few years. This evolution has finally paid off in the their new Vapor series. To be fair – I thought the same thing last year with the 2014 version of the Nike VR Pro Combos. I played the VR Combos for the majority of the year last year and loved every second of them. Well, the 2015…
  • Rose & Fire Waxed Canvas and Bison Covers

    Ben Carey
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you’ve been keeping up with Rose & Fire since our previous review, then you know they’ve been absolutely crushing it lately. Their solid designs have been evolving and they’ve been experimenting non-stop with many top-quality materials. This is the type of company that we love to cover here on Fresh. To take a look at some of the new products, we put the waxed canvas driver / fairway covers out for review and also added in the new bison putter cover. Following the typical reaction pattern for Rose & Fire products – I was impressed with every aspect of these…
  • Donald Ross: Discovering the Legend Film Review

    Ben Carey
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Donald Ross is at the top of the list of those that have had a significant impact on the game of golf. With approximately 400 designs comprising his golf architecture portfolio – there’s no doubt that Donald Ross has had a significant impact on golf. Despite a career as an accomplished golfer, club designer,  designer of prolific golf courses, and inventor of the profession of golf course architecture – relatively few deep dives into his life have been published. If you’re interested in learning more about Donald Ross and his journey that led to one of the most…
  • Jan Craig Headcovers

    Ben Carey
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Jan Craig began crafting her headcovers in the early 60′s as a means for paying for the Craig’s annual anniversary trip to Pinehurst. The company grew from making headcovers for friends to setting up shop in the garage to their current arrangement of employing home-based knitters across the United States. There’s a lot to love about Jan Craig headcovers and I highly suggest you have your own custom set hand-crafted. The joy of owning a set of Jan Craig headcovers can be boiled down to exquisite style, deep quality, and excellent craftsmanship. Exquisite Style Let’s…
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  • Crowne Plaza - Fantasy Picks - Presented by DraftKings

    Scott Stevens
    19 May 2015 | 4:46 am
    This week the Tour heads to the historic Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The course plays difficult with tight fairways and doglegs throughout. Playing just over 7,200 yards, this par 70 track certainly benefits those who can hit fairways.Adam Scott returns to defend his title after winning last year’s event in a playoff against Jason Dufner. Also returning to action is Jordan Spieth, and it will be interesting to watch how he responds to Rory McIlroy’s play as of late. Following Spieth’s Masters victory last month, there has been a ton of chatter comparing both him and…
  • Wells Fargo - Fantasy Picks - Presented by DraftKings

    Scott Stevens
    12 May 2015 | 4:44 am
    After coming off a week that saw them tackle one of the best tests in golf at TPC Sawgrass, Tour players are once again getting ready to tackle another challenging track. This week’s Wells Fargo Championship, held at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, is home of the “Green Mile”. One of the toughest set of finishing holes on the PGA Tour, it gets it’s name from it’s par 4, 3, 4 finish where the length of the holes are only half the obstacle. Players will have to contend with long approach shots on holes 16 and 17 that are surrounded by water, and then a 493-yard par 4…
  • Rickie Fowler With Historic Win at The Players Championship

    Scott Stevens
    10 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    COBRA PUMA GOLF Pro Rickie Fowler Climbs a Packed Leaderboard and Dominates a Playoff to Capture His Second Career Win In Florida CARLSBAD, CA  – COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Rickie Fowler powered his way to a stunning victory on Sunday at The Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Trailing by five strokes with just six holes to play, Fowler birdied 13, 15, 17 and 18 and eagled 16, finally beating out Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in a dramatic playoff, to notch his third worldwide victory. Fowler was decked out in PUMA Golf pink apparel and TITANTOUR shoes in honor of…
  • Canadian Rockies Golf Courses Unveil Special Rates to Open 2015 Season

    Scott Stevens
    8 May 2015 | 9:22 am
    (CANMORE, Alberta, Canada) – Players are teeing off at Canadian Rockies Golf courses ( – the esteemed collection of Western Alberta mountain courses – with Canmore Golf & Curling Club and The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge the first two to debut this season. Other top-rated CRG courses are poised to quickly follow suit: May 8: Stewart Creek Golf and Country Club (practice range already open) May 8: Tunnel Mountain 9-hole Course at The Fairmont Banff Springs May 14: Silvertip Resort Golf Course May 15: Stanley Thompson Course at The Fairmont…
  • Top 10 - Gary Player Quotes

    Scott Stevens
    7 May 2015 | 5:07 am
    Gary Player will always be considered one of golf’s greatest champions. Eloquent and well-spoken, Mr. Player is a man respected for his wisdom on issues pertaining to golf and life. A winner of 9 major championships and 156 other worldwide victories between 1955 and 2010, when he speaks, it pays to listen. Thankfully he has always been gracious enough to share his knowledge with those who ask. Let’s take a look at what we can learn from some of his most famous quotes. 10. “My goal was to break 80. When you get to 70, if I can break 80, I consider that a victory.” Golf is a game…
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  • US Women's Open Qualifier Maria Balikoeva Posed for Russian Edition of 'Maxim'

    The Flogger
    25 May 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Maria Balikoeva is a Russian golfer (perhaps better known under former name, Maria Verchenova) who has played in Europe, including on the LET, for at least a half-dozen years. Maybe longer. And today, at the 2015 U.S. Women's Open qualifier in England, she made it through. She's coming to America for the USWO. Which male fans (and probably some female fans, too) will be excited about, because
  • These Trick-Shot Pros Must Really Hate Brussels Sprouts

    The Flogger
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:09 am
    Yes, those are Brussels sprouts you see flying in the screengrab above - poor, innocent Brussels sprouts. Oh, sure, they are among the most-hated vegetables by people who, well, hate vegetables. But is that any reason to destroy a bag of them with a golf ball and a driver? It is if you are PGA professionals Peter Finch and Rick Shiels. These two are YouTube pros in addition to being golf
  • Erica Stoll is Rory McIlroy's New Girlfriend

    The Flogger
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Who is Rory McIlroy dating these days? A PGA of America employee named Erica Stoll. Rumors of a McIlroy-Stoll romance first cropped up in early 2015, but something that just happened is pretty much the confirmation that they are dating. And what was that? McIlroy ventured to Rochester, New York, for a date with Stoll, who is from the area. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper reported
  • LPGA Rookie Chips In to Force Playoff, Holes Out to Win

    The Flogger
    19 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Now this is how you git-r-done in golf: LPGA rookie Sei Young Kim - already a winner once in 2015 - trailed Inbee Park by one shot on the last green at the 2015 LOTTE Championship. Kim was off the green chipping, and had to hole it to force a playoff. So she holed it. And, on the first playoff hole, she holed it again - only the second time from over 150 yards for a tournament winning eagle.
  • The Lyrics to the Masters Theme Song You Never Knew Existed

    The Flogger
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:53 am
    You know the Masters theme song, right? That's the instrumental music that plays at the start of every Masters TV broadcast on CBS. That song has a name - Augusta (surprise, surprise) - and it was composed by Dave Loggins. But the TV version every golf fan knows doesn't have any words: The opening strains of that music send a tingle through many a golfer. Lots of golfers have even used the
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  • FINAL RESULTS: 2015 Zoar Memorial Stroke Play

    Brad Haynes
    24 May 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Tyler Maranville wins the 2015 Zoar Memorial Stroke Play by a single shot over a hard-charging Aaron Crewse. (Dover, OH) The final round of the Zoar Memorial Amateur Championship was played Sunday at Zoar Village Golf Course. First round leader Tyler Maranville held off a hard charging Aaron Crewse for a one stroke victory on a beautiful afternoon. Maranville, who just finished his senior year at Tiffin University, had an even par 72 to finish at one under 143. Maranville plans to turn professional later this summer. Crewse had the day’s only sub-par round of 70 to finish in second…
  • 2015 Greater Cleveland Skins Game: Week 6 Results

    John Niedzialek
    21 May 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Jerry Miller, fresh off his 62nd birthday last week, made a move at Powderhorn Thursday night and now sits on top the 2015 Greater Cleveland Skins Game Leaderboard. Miller birdied the 340 yard par four 6th hole to take home a skin. Miller passes Larry Kerns in chasing his first-ever Thompson Cup trophy. The seniors are leading the pack!! Dave Sotka had a big night as well, taking the other skin on the night with a birdie on the 350 yard par four 3rd hole. Skins paid $138 each. Sotka also had both pin shots: one on the 5th hole worth $36; and the Mulligan’s Pin Shot hitting it to 8 feet…
  • STARTING TIMES: 2015 ADGA Golf Galaxy 4-M Scramble

    Allen Freeman
    21 May 2015 | 7:08 pm
    STARTING TIMES: Akron District Golf Association 2015 Golf Galaxy 4 Man Scramble Fox Den Golf Course, Stow, Ohio Sunday May 24, 2015   8:00 Plute/Bailey/Kovolyan/Stinogle 8:10 Schrader/DiFrancesco/Huff/Swartz 8:20 Karamas/Brown Kloetzer/Campagna 8:30 Cutlip/Stormer/Walchalk/Barry 8:40 Spalding/Kershner/Sander/Spalding 8:50 Thomas/Seever/Spino Jr/Borlin ** 9:00 Simpson/Krivanek/Smith/DeRemer 9:10 Marsinek/Cutlip/Cea/Bell ** 9:20 Mendoza and Friends 9:30 Dean/Dean/Jones/Hotchkis ** 9:40 Szwast/Kern/Woodrum/Lawson ** 9:50 Thomas/Granata/Thomarios/TBA 10:00 Lahnan/Miller/Laubacher/Spangler **…
  • STARTING TIMES: 2015 Zoar Memorial Round 1

    Brad Haynes
    21 May 2015 | 5:40 pm
      GROUPINGS AND STARTING TIMES: 2015 Zoar Memorial Stroke Play Tournament Zoar Village Golf Club Zoar, Ohio Saturday, May 23rd   11:00 Glenn Apple, Eric Crone, Caine Bricker 11:10 Joey Vincent, Mike Koreski, Tyler Watkins 11:20 Matt Bitikofer, Andy Slayman, Greg Smith 11:30 Aaron Shanklin, John Perkowski, Brandt Harbert 11:40 Dave Clarke, Kevin Costello, Jeff Sparks 11:50 Rob Schustrich, Mike Schustrich, Tim Hepner 12:00 Kevin Krysty jr, Matt Gasser, Michael Witmer 12:10 Ethan Doon, Rob Chapman, Mark Andrews 12:20 Nate Garwood, Jordan Grubb, Randy Crider 12:30 Doug Savage, Taylor…
  • UPDATE: Cleveland Metroparks Golf Player of the Year Standings

    John Fiander
    20 May 2015 | 10:44 am
    Consecutive first and second place finishes in the first two Cleveland Metroparks Golf events of the year have put Allen Freeman and Ty Kovach in the early lead for Player of the Year. They both have earned 38 points which puts them 4 points ahead of Ryan Stefanski, who paired with two different partners to place second and third in the last two weeks. Three-time Player of the Year David Sotka and Nick Anagnost are lurking in fourth with 30 points each.   2015 CLEVELAND METROPARKS GOLF PLAYER OF THE YEAR STANDINGS: through the Big Met Spring Scramble / Better Ball POS | PLAYER | POINTS…
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    Mr Business Golf

  • LPGA North Texas Shootout: Are Changes Needed?

    5 May 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Photo Courtesy of the LPGA One thing I really look forward to each spring is being part of the news media reporting from Volunteers of America LPGA North Texas Shootout.  This year however had a different feel from the last two years.  There were a number of things changed operationally for the set up of the event that were noticeable by the fans and those behind the scenes.  Some of the changes were good, but more were worse. This year my mission was again to report on the interesting unique aspects of the LPGA golf tournament most people have no idea goes on at these golf venues.  …
  • North Texas Food Trucks at LPGA North Texas Shootout Are Awesome

    2 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    As you know, my staff’s missions for covering the 2015 Volunteers of America LPGA North Texas Shootout was to search for things going on around the course that only someone who attends the event will see.  We touched on them last year, but this year…Food Trucks are what we found to be the most underrated aspect of entertainment associated with the event. Our lead interviewer, John Lymberopoulos, SyncLab Media’s Director of Marketing and Sales, grabbed the mic and hit the course with Mark Neace, SyncLab Media’s Creative Director and hit the course.  Together they…
  • LPGA Players from Texas Shine In Irving!!

    30 Apr 2015 | 4:28 am
    Photo Courtesy of the LPGA There are a large number of members of the LPGA who are from Texas or now Live in Texas who will be in the LPGA North Texas Shootout at Las Colinas Country Club.  Along with all those awesome Food Trucks there should be a lot going on this year to make a Texan proud..
  • Golf Should Support More Local Businesses: Food Trucks Part 1

    29 Apr 2015 | 6:55 am
    Enjoy food trucks with a side of LPGA golf at the Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout at the Las Colinas Country Club, April 29 – May3.   This will be my third year to report all of the happens going on at the Volunteer of America North Texas LPGA Shootout that is again held at the Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas. My mission this year is to highlight the features of this golf tournament that do not get as much local attention, but play a huge part in supporting the Fans of golf events who actually are paying all the professional golf  tournaments bills. This…
  • One Solution to Golf’s Sluggish Economy.

    26 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    Sometimes the simple solutions to Golf’s sluggish economy are the hardest to make, but need to be made.  More golfers need to be talking to their goverment representatives about helping Golf help itself.  Join the conversation on Google+.
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    Golf and Course » Blogs

  • iOS Golf App Review – NLP Golf

    Melanie R
    24 May 2015 | 12:32 pm
    NLP Golf Developed by IGolf Apps iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch Free /4.99 The mental side of the game of golf is something that players of all levels are learning to focus on – and develop – more than ever before. And there are an increasing number of books, videos, software programs and apps designed to give golfers the ‘mental edge’ they are looking for. NLP Golf attempts to use and teach, the principles of Neuro Linguistic Programming to this end and package the basics into an easy to take to the course iOS app. NLP Golf Basics According to that fountain of all knowledge…
  • Golf Game App Review – Flappy Golf

    Melanie R
    24 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    Flappy Golf Developed by Noodlecake Studios iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android Free One part Flappy Bird, one part Stickman Golf and one part completely new and rather innovative golf themed game. That is what the app store description of Flappy Golf claims it is and over 1,500 glowing reviews seem to back these claims up. But is Flappy Golf really a game that you can get ‘hours and hours of timewasting fun’ out of or is it just one of the many Flappy Bird clones that suddenly appeared when that annoying little app caused such a fuss a few years back? Flappy Golf Basics Noodlecake…
  • Rickie Fowler Swing

    Melanie R
    24 May 2015 | 8:56 am
    At the 2015 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass 26 year old Rickie Fowler outdueled Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner to take the title, coming back from five shots down. Fowler is currently playing the best golf of his career and many feel it is because of big changes in the Rickie Fowler swing. The Rickie Fowler Swing in Slow Motion Sometimes, even if you are a seasoned PGA pro your swing goes awry. And that seemed to be the case for Rickie Fowler in 2011. He then made the switch to work with Bruce Harmon and significantly altered his swing. In this video the differences in Rickie’s…
  • Michelle Wie Golf Swing

    Melanie R
    23 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    The swing that helped Michelle Wie win her first major championship, the US Women’s Open , in June 2014 was rather different from the one she displayed as a record setting 13 year old in her first appearance in the tournament. But that can only be a good thing, as ten years into her career as a professional 25 year Wie is playing the best golf of her life. The Michelle Wie Swing in Slow Motion At a little over six foot Wie is tall for a golfer in general let alone for a female golfer. And even as a teenager she had a powerful swing that converted into long drives. However, there are…
  • Best Golf Handicapping Apps for iOS and Android

    Melanie R
    23 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    Cheech Marin is a 7.5, Jack Nicholson is a 14.7, Samuel L. Jackson is a 6.9. Rumor has it that Michael Jordan hovers consistently around a 3 while fellow (newly) retired pro athlete turned avid golfer Derek Jeter, a man used to being the best of the best, is struggling his way down from a 10. We’re talking about golf handicaps of course and the fact that they are every bit as important to the amateur golfer as they are to the pro. In fact, even for the weekend warrior, one of the first questions golfers will usually ask each other is for their current handicap. It’s a time honored…
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    20 May 2015 | 12:06 pm
    Welcome back to Texas fantasy golf nerds! This week we head to Fort Worth for the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Like the name indicates, it’s played at Colonial (Country Club). The course is a tight par 70 track that requires positioning off the tee and great short-to-mid iron play. The greens are much smaller than average so scrambling will be key and they are bentgrass so have a look at bentgrass specialists. I mentioned a lot of trends in last year’s preview. Check that out below, but here are the cliff notes: Driving distance is not important but bombers CAN still…
  • Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Fantasy Golf Happy Hour Podcast

    Josh Culp
    19 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    Joel Harrington and Josh Culp breakdown this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. We take a deep dive into the DraftKings salaries and go over Yahoo! picks as well. Enjoy the listen! –New users who try DraftKings can get 100% match on deposit and a free $3 voucher… Try It Out Today –Try Victiv Fantasy Golf for a unique twist on the game! Check it out now! –DraftDay always provides a fun experience with their scoring system. Draft Today –Fantasy Feud offers a strong offering that usually brings out the best fantasy golfers. You must pick 10 golfers,…
  • Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial DraftKings Picks

    Josh Culp
    19 May 2015 | 5:28 pm
    The DraftKings user known as Bustouts continues to impress week-in and week-out. He’s now posted top 5s in seven of his 13 events played on the Future of Fantasy DraftKings Tour. He’s currently beating the field average by 57.42 DraftKings points each week. Far and away the best of the bunch. In fact, he just won his third event, which means he’s our next prize winner. He opted for a dozen Callaway Hex Golf Balls. Also want to give a shout out to jucocon for beating the field average by 67.6 DraftKings points in his debut. If he keeps that up, he’ll be joining Bustouts…
  • Wells Fargo Championship Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    13 May 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Yesterday I mentioned how distance is key here at Quail Hollow Club. Just how important is it though? Well, nine of the last 10 winners have been ranked inside the top 65 in driving distance the year they won here. Also, eight of the last 10 winners were ranked inside the top 40 in going for the green. Those two stats scream out LONG and AGGRESSIVE. It’s no wonder why many of the past winners here have been youngsters as they generally play without any fear. Often to a fault most weeks, but Quail Hollow is very forgiving in this matter. Bombs away! Save Grandpa Golf for another week.
  • Wells Fargo Championship Fantasy Golf Happy Hour Podcast

    Josh Culp
    12 May 2015 | 7:34 pm
    Joel Harrington and Josh Culp breakdown this week’s Wells Fargo Championship. We take a deep dive into the DraftKings salaries and go over Yahoo! picks as well. Enjoy the listen! –New users who try DraftKings can get 100% match on deposit and a free $3 voucher… Try It Out Today –Try Victiv Fantasy Golf for a unique twist on the game! Check it out now! –DraftDay always provides a fun experience with their scoring system. Draft Today –Fantasy Feud offers a strong offering that usually brings out the best fantasy golfers. You must pick 10 golfers, so the…
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    Breaking Eighty

  • Galvin Green Waterproof Jacket Review

    Sean Ogle
    21 May 2015 | 7:57 am
    I’m not going to lie, up until my trip to Scotland last fall, I’d only heard of Galvin Green in passing – and I thought it was some stodgy golf brand geared towards guys more than twice my age. However, on my trip I was visiting some of the most historic golf courses in the world, and they all seemed to have one thing in common: They all carried excessive amounts of Galvin Green in their pro shops. So here I am in the most storied places in golf, which also happen to be some of the wettest and windiest places in golf, and they all are selling the same brand. That should…
  • My Favorite Golf Polo: Holderness and Bourne

    Sean Ogle
    4 May 2015 | 7:44 am
    At this year’s PGA show in January I had the pleasure of meeting Alex Holderness and John Bourne for the first time in person. We met through mutual friend, Al Vikmanis (founder of the fantastic Round 4 Putters), and I could tell immediately that I liked the guys. One of my goals here at Breaking Eighty is not just to highlight cool tech products or review top courses – but it’s also to help you find the best new golf products on the market. And the latest golf polos from Holderness and Bourne completely fit that bill. I’ve been talking about these guys for the last…
  • The Dormie Club Review

    Sean Ogle
    26 Apr 2015 | 10:05 am
    Well it’s been a minute since I’ve done a proper Top 100 review of any kind.  Honestly, things have picked up on the business front, and it’s kept me from spending the 4+ hours it takes to edit photos and get one of these up. However, I really enjoy doing them, so this marks my effort to get back into doing it. Last October I was at a conference in Charlotte, so naturally being this close to Pinehurst I had to take a few extra days and take a little golf trip, right?! Over the course of 4 days I played: Tobacco Road Pine Needles Pinehurst #2 Pinehurst #8 And the Dormie Club…
  • Optishot 2 Review – Best Affordable Golf Simulator?

    Sean Ogle
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:51 am
    Check out Optishot 2 on Amazon In this Optishot 2 review, I give my hands on opinion of whether or not Optishot really is the best golf simulator on the market at this price point. I don’t know about you, but for me, I feel like one of the coolest things for any golfer to have is an at home simulator in their living room or man cave. You watch Michael Breed on Morning Drive, and you’re just like, “man that looks cool! I want one of those!” Especially those of you on the east coast right now. An indoor simulator is probably the only way you’re going to get any…
  • Adidas Adipower Boost Golf Shoe Review

    Sean Ogle
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    This is my hands on review of the Adidas Adipower Boost Golf Shoe… — Last week I was in Vail, Colorado on a ski trip and got a phone call from my girlfriend. “A package arrived for you.” I had a feeling I knew what it was, but I told her to open it and sure enough it was my brand new Adipower Adidas Boost golf shoes. “It’s a pair of Adidas golf shoes. I hate to say it, but they look really cool!” She works for Nike.. Adidas Boost Golf Looks After returning from my trip, I opened up the box and was extremely happy with what I saw. It’s been…
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    American Golf Blog

  • 3 Awesome Tips to Hit a Sand Bunker Shot Successfully

    Patrick Hodgson
    25 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Golf can put some of the best players in uncomfortable situations at any given time. One of these conditions consists of the dreaded sand bunker shot. On paper it is a shot that is said... Read more The post 3 Awesome Tips to Hit a Sand Bunker Shot Successfully appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Two of the Best Golf Courses in New Jersey: Enjoy Golf at Beaver Brook & Rancocas

    The Editorial Team
    18 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    For those unfamiliar with the rich golf legacy in New Jersey, perhaps the only names of notes are Pine Valley and Baltusrol, but in truth, the reality is far different. Scores of top-notch public courses... Read more The post Two of the Best Golf Courses in New Jersey: Enjoy Golf at Beaver Brook & Rancocas appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Pilates Specialist Nika Eshetu Breaks Down How the Exercise Can Make You an Improved Golfer

    Patrick Hodgson
    4 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Many professional golfers are going to great measures to maximize their fitness in the never-ending quest to enhance their game. We’ve seen early adopters such as Gary Player and Tiger Woods make golf fitness relevant as they piled up PGA... Read more The post Pilates Specialist Nika Eshetu Breaks Down How the Exercise Can Make You an Improved Golfer appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Golf Tips: The Correct Way to Repair Divots

    Patrick Hodgson
    27 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Have you ever damaged the tee box, fairway, or putting green during a round of golf? Don’t feel embarrassed, it’s a common occurrence for most golfers when they play. As we swing our golf clubs at the tiny... Read more The post Golf Tips: The Correct Way to Repair Divots appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • National Golf Day 2015

    Patrick Hodgson
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Today marks the eighth edition of National Golf Day, where WE ARE GOLF will visit Capitol Hill to chat with Congress about golf’s impact on the United States. Golf has contributed to the U.S. economy, charity, and its... Read more The post National Golf Day 2015 appeared first on American Golf Blog.
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    The Back Nine

  • WGC-Cadillac Match Play Betting Preview: Three potential group winners

    Bradley Gibbs
    28 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    This week the PGA Tour heads to San Francisco, where the newly reformed WGC-Cadillac Match Play takes place at Harding Park. New format – Having been revamped for 2015, the event will now follow a similar structure to that of football tournaments, and will consist of the worlds top 64 players split into 16 groups of four, appose to the straight knockout format that previously took place. Players will face off against each of their three group opponents in order to decide who comes out on top. The winner of each group will progress to a straight knockout last 16, followed by quarter…
  • Furyk wins at last

    Bradley Gibbs
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:45 am
    Jim Furyk ended the long wait for his 17th PGA tour title as he secured a play-off victory at the RBC Heritage. It has been a long time since Furyk last entered the winners enclosure, so long in fact, the last time he won (Tour Championship 2010), recent Masters champion Jordan Speith was still at school. Nearly five years and more than a 100 starts after that Tour Championship victory back in 2010, Furyk – with an excellent ball striking display – was finally able to end his losing streak. On the final day at the Harbour Town Golf Links, Furyk was in fine form, carding no fewer…
  • Masters preview: Augusta ideal for Watson

    Bradley Gibbs
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Having won the Masters back in 2012 (his first major) Bubba Watson, regained the green jacket just two years later in the 2014 renewal. Finishing eight under par for the tournament, three shots in front of runner up Jonas Blixt. A year on, and Watson – currently a solid 11/1 third favourite in the ante-post market – could be set to thrive once more. Anyone who follows golf closely will know, that at the Masters, players with plenty of course experience have a significant advantage over those who are less experienced or playing the tournament for the first time. On average, first…
  • Masters Preview: Mickelson big each-way shout at Augusta

    Bradley Gibbs
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:07 am
    With the Masters now right around the corner, The Back Nine takes a look at one particular player who – at the prices – is a must bet in the each-way market. Phil Mickelson (30/1) – Ahead of Augusta’s showpiece event, four time Major winner, Phil Mickelson looks well worth an each-way bet. Finding Mickelson outside of the top four or five in the betting heading into a major – particularly the Masters – is certainly not a sight punters will be familiar with. However, come the final day of play (Sunday), they could be in for the much more familiar sight that…
  • Masters preview: McIlroy heads ante-post market

    Bradley Gibbs
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    As the first major of the season edges closer, The Back Nine takes a look at the market leader in the ante-post betting market. Rory McIlroy (best price 11/2) It will come as no surprise that at the the head of the betting lies current world number one and four time major winner, Rory McIlroy. At just 25, Rory McIlroy has already shown the golfing world he’s got all the qualities of a potential great, and having already captured three of the four majors titles it would appear that he is well on his way to earning that status. The question is however, can McIlroy hit the levels reached…
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