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  • In the Bag: Chris Kirk

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    We delve into the bag of the Deutsche Bank Championship winner
  • Team USA Ryder Cup predictions

    Wei Under Par
    Bernie D'Amato
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
      #453488082 / Tomorrow’s press conference will be of utmost importance for the players who failed to automatically qualify for Team USA. At 7pm ET, Captain Tom Watson will select the final three Americans, and his decision is easier than everyone thinks. Watson is a winner, so he will pick proven winners. Chris Kirk just put his name on a trophy for the second time this season, and he was 14th in The Ryder Cup standings when the qualification process ended. If there was ever a guaranteed pick, Kirk is the guy. Hunter Mahan ended the qualification process at 25th,…
  • Who is this man who crashed the Ryder Cup conversation?

    <a href="">John Strege</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Two days ago, it was inconceivable that Tom Watson could have picked Chris Kirk out of a lineup, certainly not one that included Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and others. (Getty Images photo) “Does...
  • Ask Golf Digest: Q&A

    The Editors
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Clubs with higher launch, rules for match play, technical transfers in televised golf, and entry fees for qualifying players.
  • Tweet suggests Tiger Woods isn't alone in being 'over-engineered'

    <a href="">John Strege</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    There has been ample discussion in the wake of Tiger Woods having parted ways with instructor Sean Foley that he has been “over-engineered,” as Paul Azinger put it, over-coached, as it were, too concerned with...
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    Mostly Harmless

  • Portland Classic Sunday: Austin Ernst Beats In-Kyung Kim on 1st Playoff Hole

    The Constructivist
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Standing over a 40-foot downhill birdie putt on the 18th green and 73rd hole of the Portland Classic with the cup just 10 feet past the tier, knowing she had a great chance to win the playoff over In-Kyung Kim with a great lag, Austin Ernst flashed the eye of the tiger as she took one last look down the line.  Her putt ended up within tap-in range, and after the LSU grad and 2011 NCAA individual champion putted out, Kim had a 12-foot par save to extend the playoff.  When it missed on the high side for her 1st bogey in her last 20 holes, Inky had gone 0-5 in LPGA…
  • Nitori Ladies Sunday: Ji-Yai Shin Gets 3rd Victory in Last 6 Starts

    The Constructivist
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Ji-Yai Shin is known as the Final Round Queen, but after making 9-straight pars to start her round today at the Nitori Ladies, she had opened the door to JLPGA money-list leader Bo-Mee Lee and 5-time winner Saiki Fujita.  Lee, playing 2 groups ahead of Shin and Fujita, followed up a 1st-hole birdie with 3 in a row later on the front to catch her at -6.  Fujita then caught fire late on the front, with 3 birdies in a 4-hole stretch to join Shin and Lee.  Shin just kept making pars on the back, too, parring 10, 11, and 12 to stay at -6, which was enough to put pressure on…
  • Portland Classic Saturday: Suzann Pettersen, Carlota Ciganda, and Mi Jung Hur Pass In-Kyung Kim

    The Constructivist
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    Portland Classic 1st- and 2nd-round leader In-Kyung Kim was -13 after 7 holes on moving day, but all she did the rest of the way was move backwards, as she didn't make a birdie the rest of the way and made 3 bogeys in her last 8 holes.  Although she drove the ball great, Inky missed more greens on Saturday than on any previous day and took 33 putts (as opposed to 26 and 27 the 1st 2 days).  As a result, she got passed by a trio of golfers, caught by a couple more, and opened the door to 26 golfers within 5 shots of the lead at -11 held by Suzann Pettersen, Carlota Ciganda, and Mi…
  • Sparkychan and Gojochan Retrospective!

    Bill Benzon
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Back in 2006, when I first started photographing graffiti, I thought it would be interesting to get some kid's toys and photograph them amid the gritty territory I was exploring. So I bought two, a plastic model of Gojira (Godzilla in America), which promptly became Gojochan, and a hot-pink plush bear, Sparkychan. Here's some stories about their life: The Collected Adventures of Sparkychan & Gojochan (Thus Far). I've posted some photos of them below.* * * * * Sparkychan meditating on the awesomeness of existence.Gojochan raging against the dying of the night.Gogochan is attracted to…
  • Nitori Ladies Set-Up: Ji-Yai Shin Takes 2-Shot Lead into Final Round

    The Constructivist
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:27 am
    Even as Inbee Park, Na Yeon Choi, and In-Kyung Kim are getting their grooves back on the LPGA, their contemporary Ji-Yai Shin has rejoined her former KLPGA rival Sun-Ju Ahn on the JLPGA and seems to have found something this summer.  Despite a WD last week, she has 2 wins and 4 top 10s in her last 5 starts on tour and heading into tomorrow's final round she finds herself leading the Nitori Ladies by 2 shots over Saiki Fujita and Yukari Nishiyama and 4 shots over money-list leader Bo-Mee Lee, Ritsuko Ryu, Lala Anai, and 15-year-old amateur Hina Arakaki.  A 6-birdie 67 on Friday gave…
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  • Make The Turn Weekly Challenge #25: Worst Ball Workout

    <a href="/contributors/jeff-ritter">Jeff Ritter</a>
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you care about your game, chances are you’ve spent hundreds of hours practicing or playing by yourself. Over time, it can become difficult to find ways of getting more out of a weekly...
  • Who is this man who crashed the Ryder Cup conversation?

    <a href="">John Strege</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Two days ago, it was inconceivable that Tom Watson could have picked Chris Kirk out of a lineup, certainly not one that included Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Webb Simpson and others. (Getty Images photo) “Does...
  • Missing Links: 'Everyone but McIlroy wants to marry Caroline Wozniacki,' and Euro captain's Ryder Cup predicament

    <a href="">John Strege</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Stories of interest you might have missed… The sport is tennis, but Rory McIlroy’s name turned up in virtually every story recounting Caroline Wozniacki’s fourth-round victory over Maria Sharapova in the U.S. Open on Sunday....
  • Tweet suggests Tiger Woods isn't alone in being 'over-engineered'

    <a href="">John Strege</a>
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:25 am
    There has been ample discussion in the wake of Tiger Woods having parted ways with instructor Sean Foley that he has been “over-engineered,” as Paul Azinger put it, over-coached, as it were, too concerned with...
  • Los Angeles Country Club makes its U.S. Open pitch to membership

    <a href="">John Strege</a>
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    It remains to be seen how the members at the Los Angeles Country Club feel about the possibility of the club hosting the U.S. Open in 2023, but its board of directors has begun its...
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    NYT > Golf

  • Kirk Wins Deutsche Bank, Gets Into Ryder Cup Talk

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He doesn't see any need to call U.S. captain Tom Watson and lobby for a pick.
  • A Win for Chris Kirk, and a Boost for Others

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Aside from Chris Kirk, the Deutsche Bank Championship winner, several players performed well enough to leapfrog others for the right to compete next week in the BMW Championship.
  • Kirk Rallies to Win the Deutsche Bank

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.
  • American Kirk Wins Deutsche Bank Title

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:28 pm
    American Chris Kirk broke clear of a tightly bunched leaderboard with two late birdies to clinch his third PGA Tour victory by two shots at the Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday.
  • Gallacher Gives McGinley a Major Selection Headache

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley faces a tricky wildcard selection dilemma following Stephen Gallacher's brilliant final round in the Italian Open on Sunday.
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  • Gear on Tour: Deutsche Bank Championship
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What players are using this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.
  • Photos: PGA Tour Wives And Girlfriends

    Alex Myers
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You've seen them on TV. Maybe you've even seen them on the course. They're the better -- and often the better-looking -- halves of the PGA Tour stars you like to follow. Now here's your chance to get to know them better.
  • Stuff: An MRI For Your Golf Game

    Luke Kerr-Dineen
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Want to know why you slice? This product can tell you exactly what's going wrong.
  • A Fun Alternative to 102 Member-Guests

    David Fay
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Go informal and skip the 18 bad experiences.
  • Who Will Be Tiger's Next Coach?

    Matthew Rudy
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    With Sean Foley out as Tiger Woods' coach, it's not too early to look at who might be next in line for the job
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  • Kirk rallies to pick up Deutsche Bank victory

    Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.
  • Kirk rallies to pick up Deutsche Bank victory

    Associated Press
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.
  • Couples roars back with 61, wins in playoff

    Associated Press
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Fred Couples won the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday, chipping in for eagle for a course-record 9-under 61 and beating Billy Andrade with a tap-in birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
  • Ernst wins LPGA's Portland Classic in playoff

    Associated Press
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Austin Ernst won the LPGA Tour's Portland Classic on Sunday with a par on the first hole of a playoff against South Korea's I.K. Kim.
  • Cauley wins Tour Finals opener

    Associated Press
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Bud Cauley won the Hotel Fitness Championship on Sunday to regain his PGA Tour card, earning $180,000 in the Tour Finals opener.
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    Yahoo Sports - Golf News

  • New Technology to give Ryder Cup fans best experience ever (PGA)

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    RFID Wristbands enable fans to get more involved Fans to share their support globally on social networks Fans attending The 2014 Ryder Cup are set to enjoy one of the most technologically advanced golf events ever thanks to the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. Spectators at Gleneagles will receive a special RFID Wristband with their tickets, allowing them to take part in fun activities around the course and share their experiences instantly to social media.
  • Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talk (The Associated Press)

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. ''It's not like there's anything that I can do to sway it one way or another,'' Kirk said Monday after his victory in the Deutsche Bank Championship. The last three weeks - particularly the opening two events of the FedEx Cup playoffs - effectively served as an audition for players who didn't make the team. Hunter Mahan won last week at The Barclays.
  • Chris Kirk makes case for Ryder Cup team with Deutsche Bank victory (Yahoo Sports)

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Tom Watson should include Chris Kirk among his three captain's picks for the U.S. team.
  • Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank (The Associated Press)

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 pm
    Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. He went the last 37 holes at the TPC Boston without a bogey.
  • Ryder Cup update: Post Deutsche Bank (PGA)

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The day before Watson will announce his three Captain's Picks, the trio of Chris Kirk, Billy Horschel and Russell Henley all stepped up in a big way at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
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    Featured News

  • CME Group Tour Championship

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

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

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

    4 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Fubon 2014 LPGA Taiwan Championship

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

  • What To Do If You Lost Your Ball

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

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

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

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

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

    Mark Sandritter
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:26 pm
    The No. 1 seeds continue to play well at the U.S. Open with Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic both moving on. Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic capped the night with one of the latest-finishing matches in U.S. Open history. The rounds of 16 rolled on at the U.S. Open on Monday with the No. 1 seeds in the men's and women's singles both in action. Both Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams easily moved on to the quarterfinals with straight set victories. Those victories were two of the eight matches played. The day didn't go as well for some of the other highly-seeded players with a pair of top-10…
  • J.J. Watt, Texans agree on 6-year $100 million extension

    Mark Sandritter
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    J.J. Watt may just be the best defensive player in the NFL and now he's paid like it. J.J. Watt is set to become the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL after he and the Houston Texans agreed on a six-year extension worth $100 million, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The deal reportedly includes $51.876 million in guaranteed money, the largest guarantee for a defensive player in NFL history. In just three NFL seasons, the 25-year-old Watt quickly developed into arguably the best defensive player in the NFL. He tallied 20.5 sacks in 2012 en route to winning Defensive…
  • Miami vs. Louisville final score: 3 things we learned from Cardinals' 31-13 win

    Jason Kirk
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    The Cardinals said hello to the ACC by beating Miami for the second time in as many games, this time with Bobby Petrino back in red. The rematch of Louisville's win against Miami in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl produced a similar result. Other than U of L now being in the ACC, of course. And Teddy Bridgewater not being here, though his mom was in the building. Oh yeah, and Miami is now starting talented true freshman quarterback Brad Kaaya. But other than all of that. Louisville has a better team and program than Miami at the moment and is better-positioned for immediate success in the…
  • Adam Dunn homers in 1st game with Oakland

    Craig Goldstein
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    While he's long been an Athletic in the hearts of many, Dunn finally got a chance to suit up with Oakland. Adam Dunn had earned #TrueAthletic status long before suiting up in the home whites and clobbering a two-run homer in his first at-bat with Oakland. Acquired for minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn just prior to the Aug. 31 trade deadline, Dunn had long been sought after by A's general manager Billy Beane. He embodies the characteristics (power and patience, but slow and with subpar defensive skills) that drove the Beane-hype into overdrive more than 10 years ago, but that the Athletics…
  • Teddy Bridgewater's mom has the best Teddy Bridgewater shirt

    Seth Rosenthal
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:24 pm
    There's a lot going on here. Teddy Bridgewater's relationship with his mom, Rose Murphy, has already been a source of much internet joy, and the delight is only mounting: Nice to see Ms. Rose, mother of Card Forever Teddy Bridgewater, supporting the Cards tonight! #L1C4 #blACCout — Nick Stover (@ULFlyingCard) September 2, 2014 As far as I can tell, we've got the NFL Draft as the background, Teddy in his Madden Bowl bowtie on one side, and Teddy in his Louisville uniform on the other. This is an excellent shirt. My mom owns exactly zero shirts that celebrate my…
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    The Golf Blog

  • The Golf Blog: What is Butch Harmon afraid of?

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

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

    25 Aug 2014 | 9:49 am
    Sean Foley on Tiger Woods after split: "I have nothing but respect and admiration for him." — Golfweek Magazine (@GolfweekMag) August 25, 2014 BREAKING: @TigerWoods parts ways with swing coach Sean Foley: — PGA.COM (@PGA_com) August 25, 2014 The Golf Blog says: Tiger Woods made it official: he’s parting ways with swing coach Sean Foley, under whose instruction Tiger won no majors. This, of course, raises the question: Is Tiger going back to Butch Harmon? Click here…
  • The Golf Blog: Hunter Mahan wins Barclays, vaults into contention for Ryder Cup captain’s pick

    24 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Hunter Mahan wins Barclays Open at -14. This is 1st PGA TOUR event Rory McIlroy entered & didn't win since June 15th. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 24, 2014 Congratulations to PING Pro @HunterMahan on his #FedExCup victory at @TheBarclaysGolf! #PlayYourBest — PING GOLF (@PingTour) August 24, 2014
  • The Golf Blog: Golf Digest compares Tiger Woods’ swing in 2000 and 2014, shows problematic forward shaft lean for driver

    22 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    The Golf Blog says: Golf Digest has an interesting article with computer images that compares Tiger Woods’ swing under Butch Harmon in 2000 and his swing today under Sean Foley. The computer analysis shows a problematic forward shaft lean, something that Golf Channel Brandel Chamblee has been vocally criticizing in Tiger’s swing this year. If you believe the computer images, it does look like Tiger’s in a really bad position for his driver. He might be able to get away with the forward shaft lean for his irons, but the driver is a different story. Just one more reason for…
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    Golf Girl's Diary

  • On National Dog Day: Golf's Top Dogs And Their Cute Calendar

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

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

    Patricia Hannigan
    27 Jun 2014 | 9:41 am
    With its massive purse and unofficial "fifth major" status, the Players Championship is a perennial favorite of golf fans, but most would probably agree that it's mainly the iconic 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass that allows this tournament to transcend golf... and capture the attention of the masses.There's something about an island green: the prospect of a sudden watery demise can play on the nerves of even the most experienced golfer...  and drama will often ensue.It's a good bet there's not a golfer anywhere who's watched the Players Championship without imagining…
  • 2014 Travelers Championship - 10 Tips for Savvy Golf Spectators

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

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

    Charlie King
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How to groove your move off the tee and into the green.
  • Ask Golf Digest: Q&A

    The Editors
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Clubs with higher launch, rules for match play, technical transfers in televised golf, and entry fees for qualifying players.
  • The Week In Style: 08.27.14

    Marty Hackel
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Style's weekly look at what people are wearing on and off the golf course. Want his take on your look? Submit your style to @GolfDigestMag on Twitter using #HeyMrStyle.
  • The Top 10 Earners In FedEx Cup History

    Alex Myers
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    We look at who has pocketed the most money (tournament prizes and bonuses) since the inception of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
  • The Week In Style: 08.20.14

    Marty Hackel
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mr. Style's weekly look at what people are wearing on and off the golf course. Want his take on your look? Submit your style to @GolfDigestMag on Twitter using #HeyMrStyle.
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  • How 1969 Changed a Boy's Life and the Ryder Cup

    The Armchair Golfer
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    The publication of my new book (in sidebar at right) is a week away. Players I interviewed included Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin, Raymond Floyd, Peter Alliss and Billy Casper. Following is a preview of my article that will appear in my publisher's (St. Martin's Press) history blog and newsletter later this month to coincide with the start of the 2014 Ryder Cup. More to come.1969 was a big year in my life and the life of my family. Natives of Indiana, we moved from the Hoosier state to "The Golden State."California, here we come!A cross-country move is a significant life event for anyone, and…
  • Golf on TV: Deutsche Bank Championship, Portland Classic, Shaw Charity Classic, Italian Open

    The Armchair Golfer
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:47 am
    The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.NBC Sports Group will provide tournament coverage of nearly 25 hours of the Deutsche Bank Championship from TPC Boston, which will contribute to the network’s more than 100 hours of live tournament and news programming of the final three FedExCup Playoffs events. Golf Channel will air early round Friday-Saturday coverage in addition to lead-in coverage on Sunday-Monday, while NBC will broadcast third and final round coverage on Sunday and Monday.The LPGA Tour’s Portland Classic airs in primetime on Golf Channel,…
  • Sean Foley, Tiger and Today's Golf Coaches

    The Armchair Golfer
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    MOST OF US DON'T KNOW SEAN FOLEY, but I suppose it's easy to have opinions about him because he worked with Tiger Woods. And we've all had our fill of Tiger since the mid 1990s. There are a lot of Tiger experts.I still don't understand why Tiger did such an extensive swing overhaul with Foley. I figure it had a lot to do with building something that would protect the knee. Tiger's line about getting better was, and is, tiresome. You don't get better at his age, especially after what he achieved from 2000 to 2008. No one has had a run like that.Still, I don't think Foley is the bad guy, or to…
  • Stephen Ames Inducted Into Canadian Hall of Fame

    The Armchair Golfer
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Stephen AmesSTEPHEN AMES, A FOUR-TIME WINNER on the PGA Tour, was inducted into the Canadian Hall of Fame on Tuesday, reported the Champions Tour. Ames is the 74th member."It's hitting home a little bit now for me. It is a real honor," Ames said at the Shaw Charity Classic, an event Ames helped start."It's the highlight of my career right now, an added trophy to the career that I've had, which is wonderful. At this stage right now, it's something to relish."Ames is a citizen of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago, where he was born. He still has family there. Ames's grandmother was a golf champion…
  • Dufner Is Done

    The Armchair Golfer
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:41 pm
    JASON DUFNER IS OUT FOR THE REST of the FedEx Cup Playoffs after his withdrawal from the Deutsche Bank Championship, reported on Monday. Don't expect to see Dufner on the U.S. Ryder Cup team either. Tom Watson will announce his three captain's picks on September 2.Jason Dufner is hurting. (Allison)The 2013 PGA champion has been hampered by bulging disks in his neck. He received an epidural in order to play at Valhalla in the PGA Championship, but only completed 10 holes. The Auburn product was No. 74 in the FedEx Cup rankings."I'll play golf again when I'm healthy," Dufner said…
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    Aussie Golfer

  • Geoff Ogilvy second at Deutsche Bank Championship: Is he back?

    Aussie Golfer
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
    Chris Kirk wins the Deutsche Bank Championship, but it’s a strong performance from Geoff Ogilvy that has Aussie golf fans smiling. Geoff Ogilvy only just snuck into the Deutsche Bank Championship. Only the top-100 in the FedEx Cup rankings earned a place in the field and Ogilvy qualified in 100th place and needed a decent performance to get himself into the top-75; the cut-off for the next week’s event, the BMW Championship. Ogilvy’s second successive bogey-free 6-under 65 saw him finish in a tie for second place, two shots behind the winner Chris Kirk at the Deutsche Bank…
  • Henley’s tee shot bounces off a tree and avoids hazard: video

    Aussie Golfer
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Every once in a while, the golfing gods give you something to bring you back to the golf course next week. This time it was Russell Henley’s turn when he got a hazard-avoiding bounce off a tree during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.
  • Jordan Spieth will join Scott, McIlroy and Day at 2014 Australian Open in Sydney

    Aussie Golfer
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:32 pm
    The 2014 Australian Open is shaping up to be a beauty with another big name being added to the field. Another big name has been added to the 2014 Australian Open field at the Australian Golf club in Sydney. Young hot shot Jordan Spieth will arrive in Australia for the first time and will join Adam Scott, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy as part of the 2014 Australian Open field in November (27 – 30).
  • Andrew Dodt comes from six shots back to win 2014 ISUZU QLD Open

    Aussie Golfer
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    Andrew Dodt has come from a long way back to win his second professional golf tournament. Andrew Dodt has won his second professional event with a surprise come from behind victory at the 2014 ISUZU QLD Open. The Queenslander started the final round at Brookwater Golf Club six shots off the lead but Dodt fired a superb 5-under 67 final round to usurp the leaders and claim a two shots victory from South Australian Tom Bond.
  • Tom Watson surprises golfers at the driving range: video

    Aussie Golfer
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    US Ryder Cup team captain Tom Watson suddenly appears at the range in the latest Mastercard commercial. This has been doing the rounds for a while now and thought it was worth sharing. I gotta say, the look on the golfers’ faces is priceless.
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  • How To Add More Speed and Power With Your Driver

    8 Aug 2014 | 2:08 pm
    I apologize for the screen jumping, it worked fine in the test.
  • Your Body, Your Swing

    21 Jun 2014 | 6:05 am
  • Key To A Great Weight Forward Downswing

    25 Mar 2014 | 6:52 am
    Today’s video tip focuses on a weight forward swing: one of the five fundamentals that every great player needs. A great drill is to use a deck or office chair; set the chair outside your left/forward hip; and when you reach the top of your back swing push the chair forward (feel the chair move forward) with your hip on the start of your downward swing. Click on the image to view this video.
  • 3 Games In One

    12 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    The 3 Parts of the Game Scoring is the ultimate test in golf but there are 3 parts that go into scoring. Full swing Short game Putting There has been a lot of talk lately about ball striking being more important than putting.   Let me put it this way, you can be the best putter in the world but when you one putt for a 10 you don’t have to be a great putter! Let’s look at full swing first. There are certain elements in the full swing that each player must achieve if they are to play the game.  You must have the necessary length to play the course.  This doesn’t mean you…
  • A Drill For Success

    4 Mar 2014 | 7:44 am
    Here is a quick drill that you can use to help control the clubshaft.
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    Golf Babes

  • Frances Bondad Switching Careers

    The Squire
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:21 am
    Professional golfer Frances Bondad is now a former pro golfer. She's moving on to a new career, and on Twitter recently she linked to a video that lets all of us watch her as she makes the leap. Bondad is an Australian who, several years back, was one of the up-and-comers on the Ladies European Tour. In 2011 she was 23 years old and in her fourth year as an LET member. In 2009, Frances
  • Krista Puisite of Big Break Myrtle Beach

    The Squire
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    (Photo: Golf Channel) Krista Puisite is a 23-year-old from Latvia now residing in Austin, Texas. Krista wound up in Austin by way of Texas State University, which is in San Marcos, Texas, just outside of Austin. And Puisite is arguably the best golfer in TSU history. She holds many school records, including lowest season scoring average (72.4 in 2012-13), best tournament score (209), low
  • Carolin Pinegger of Big Break Myrtle Beach

    The Squire
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Carolin Pinegger is the second member of the Big Break Myrtle Beach cast who played collegiate golf at Central Florida (joining Katie Detlefsen). Carolin is from Austria and now resides in Florida. She spent five years as a member of the Austrian national golf team (2002-07) as a junior golfer. She moved to the United States at age 16 to attend the IMG Academy. From there, she graduated to UCF
  • Katie Detlefsen of Big Break Myrtle Beach

    The Squire
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    The next installment of the Golf Channel's Big Break franchise is called Big Break Myrtle Beach, and it begins airing on Oct. 7, 2014. One of the six women in the 12-golfer cast is LPGA Class A teaching professional Katie Detlefsen. You can follow Katie on Twitter or like her Facebook page. Katie is a 25-year-old Minnesota native who teaches at both Somerby Golf Club in Minnesota and Raptor
  • So Yeon Ryu Wins in Canada

    The Squire
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:14 pm
    (Photo: @1soyeonryu/Instagram) So Yeon Ryu is the 2014 Canadian Women's Open champion, finishing with a 2-stroke victory over Na Yeon Choi. It was quite a week for Ryu, who at one point looked as if she might challenge or even break Annika Sorenstam's all-time LPGA record for most strokes under par. Ryu started with a 63 in the first round, then shot 66, 67 and 69. She finished at 23-under-par
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  • #GolfNowWorkLater on Labor Day

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 am
    You’ve worked hard this year. And, today is your day to relax and unwind on the course. Happy Labor Day! Raise your clubs and koozies high for the best of all sports and #GolfNowWorkLater to celebrate Labor Day today. Enjoy … View More ►
  • College Game Day

    Katherine Eardley
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Donning your favorite school colors. Meeting with friends and fellow college alumni to watch the “big game.” Travelling for hours (upon hours) to cheer your team on as it faces off against a longstanding rival. There are few traditions in … View More ►
  • Long Live the Post-Round Burger

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Few things are more American than getting in 18 holes and then heading to the clubhouse for a burger. In honor of National Burger Day, here’s a list of five of our favorite courses to grab a mouthwatering beef tower. … View More ►
  • 9 Women Changing the Face of Golf – Part 2

    26 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Being a woman in a male-dominated sport is not easy. Our hats off to the women who are dedicated to the sport they love and making a positive impact on the game for all of us. This is the second … View More ►
  • 9 Women Changing the Face of Golf – Part 1

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:28 am
    Being a woman in a male-dominated sport is not easy. Our hats off to the women who are dedicated to the sport they love and making a positive impact on the game for all of us. This is the first … View More ►
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    Kiel Christianson

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rory McIlroy Infographic – Open Champion 2014

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Credit: Post from: Travelling GolferRory McIlroy Infographic – Open Champion 2014 © Mike for Travelling Golfer, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: golf infographics, Rory McIlroy
  • Why Links Golf Courses Are The Best To Play

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

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:06 am
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  • 15 Facts About Golf Clubs

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rob Hayashida
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Sandbox8.comFirst Look: Nike Golf Vapor Irons Photo Credit: @Golfweek_Dusek via Twitter:   The modern family of irons was unveiled to a global media audience today near New York City during an event featuring Nike athletes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, and celebrity golf aficionado Jimmy Fallon. Nike Golf has reimagined golf irons with the introduction of its new Vapor franchise –Vapor Pro, Vapor Pro Combo, and Vapor Speed. The Nike Golf Vapor irons blend the detailed craftsmanship of Nike’s master club builder, Mike…
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    Ottawa Golf Blog

  • Tom Watson Lessons Of A Lifetime II DVD Review - Golf Instruction

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

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

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

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

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

  • Hot Tech: Dead Aim Putters

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

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

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

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

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

    Tony Covey
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    WIYB Over the years at MyGolfSpy we’ve reviewed a lot of equipment.  From the beginning  we’ve been committed to providing objective, data-driven reviews that empower you, the consumer with the knowledge to make intelligent decisions about the equipment that goes into your bag. As we move closer to the start of the next chapter of MyGolfSpy we want to hear from those of you who have purchased equipment because of something you’ve read on MyGolfSpy. Survey Question Tell us how an equipment purchase made because of a MyGolfSpy #DataCratic review improved your game? Post your…
  • #RumorMill - Cleveland Golf Faces Reality

    Tony Covey
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Written By: Tony Covey The Future of Cleveland Golf Perhaps you haven’t noticed, but big changes are underway at Cleveland Golf. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Cleveland and its parent company SRI Sports (Srixon) have been dropping breadcrumbs for the better of the season. We touched upon the trail briefly in our lead-in to the Tour Rack Wedge giveaway, but for the sake of clarity, let me briefly walk you down the path of recent history. Cleveland kicks off the MY CUSTOM WEDGE Program Cleveland release super game-improvement Smart Sole wedges Cleveland develops a…
  • Ignoring The Consumer? – Callaway Releases Another New Driver

    25 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Written By: GolfSpy X Since the inception of MyGolfSpy there are few articles that have invoked as much passion and anger towards golf companies as the one we published about Dick’s Sporting Goods firing over 500 employees. Obviously this finale to what had been building for years touched a vagus like nerve with golfers around the world.  Golf companies who had flooded a channel to the point a Three Gorges Dam like structure couldn’t even hold the force back.  It had sprung an un-repairable leak. This time no piece of gum was going to be able to patch the hole they had created.
  • INFOGRAPHIC – Drivers Released Since 2010

    Tony Covey
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:09 am
    How Many Drivers Has Each Golf Company Actually Released? We hear the noise every time a new driver is released. Great…another new driver from _____________. Wait 6 weeks and they’ll be another (and this one will be $100 cheaper). It’s true. Some companies release a lot of drivers. Other companies release a lot less. Who actually releases how many? Now that’s an interesting question. One of our readers who works in golf retail took it upon himself to count up all of the releases from the major manufacturers since 2010. We’ve added to the list as we’ve found…
  • Win a Set of Cleveland Golf Tour Rack Wedges

    21 Aug 2014 | 8:45 am
    You may have noticed that there’s an evolution of sorts taking place at Cleveland Golf. It wasn’t all that long ago that the company launched the MY CUSTOM WEDGE program which, to a reasonable extent, allows you to design your own custom Cleveland Wedge. Earlier this year it launched the Pelz Corner video tips series, and the company is currently hosting short game clinics at golf courses all over the country. Let’s call the effort what it is – Cleveland is refocusing its attention on the short game. Win Tour Rack No. 38 Wedge Set #1 of 150 – Details Below The…
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    Scot Duke

  • Learn How To Use Google+

    Scot Duke
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:41 am
    Most of my conversations these days seems to end up with someone eventually asking me why I use Google+.  In most cases this question comes to me wrapped around a statement concerning how foolish it is for me to be wasting my talent on a social platform that is going nowhere. I Don’t Get It I have grown use to these type of questions and have developed several remarks or comebacks that shutdown the conversation before it goes off into the usual Google+ bashing rants.  The most powerful comeback comes in the form of asking..So, you are using Google+? Naturally the answer to this…
  • The Flow Center of Dallas Could Help You

    Scot Duke
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Help Is Just a Phone Call Away As most of my viewers know, I am here to help and sometimes my help is to find others who can help them better than I.  I would enjoy hearing from you if you on how you helped someone get help. Everyone knows someone who is going through hard times or who is dealing with overwhelming situations that seemingly are out of control. Sometimes they need help figuring things out or how t overcome issues they find themselves dealing with everyday. The Flow Center of Dallas could have the answer for these people. Here is Steve from Dallas giving his testimonial on…
  • When Being Too Positive Turns Negative

    Scot Duke
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Back in November of 2010, I posted a blog titled,  What Being Too Positive Will Get You.  It has been a very popular post so I thought I would update it a bit and bring it back for another review. What Being Too Positive Will Get You If there is one thing the world could use more it would be more positive people.  There are a large number of people I am running into daily who are taking the Be Positive At All Cost thing way too far. I was reading Chris Brogan’s blog this morning on How to Say No and it reminded me of the hundreds of incidents that have occurred over the past five years…
  • Is Google Plus a Time Bandit?

    Scot Duke
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    I am not sure I could begin to count the times I have heard people tell me… “Why should I use Google+?  It is just another social network for me to keep up with and I don’t have time for that..”.or “Nobody uses Google+ so it is a time bandit for me.” It is interesting after three years I still hear all these statements and remarks.  There are so many counters I and others could make to support the fact Google+ has taken over online social networking. Unfortunately. there are still a large number of people who just do not understand that Google has…
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    Australian Senior Golfer

  • Ogilvy running hot in 2914 FedEx Cup playoffs

    Brian O'Hare
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:33 pm
    GEOFF OGILVY was languishing in 100th spot going into the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston but he exited the event well in contention for the US $10 million FedEx Cup bonus. After closing with two hot bogey-free rounds of 65 Ogilvy ended up tied for second place behind American winner Chris Kirk and jumped to 24th in the FedEx rankings. That sees the 37 year old Victorian well inside the 70 golfer field at the third of the four US PGA Tour final series this week, the BMW Championship at the Cherry Hill Country Club in Colorado. Just a fortnight after winning his first tournament in the US…
  • Larry Canning braves a high performance golf club fitting lab

    Brian O'Hare
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    By Larry Canning AS PART of my plan to self-educate my way to some kind of level of middle aged competence in the field of “Golf Technology”, I recently booked a session at the TaylorMade Performance Lab in Brisbane. I have to say, It was nothing short of mind blowing. Here’s a diary of my day: It was my first sortie at one of these facilities so when the morning of 23rd July 2014 came along, I was filled with a mixture of excitement, anticipation and the overwhelming urge to trim my nasal hairs… It’s a Senior Tour thing. Twelve o’clock and I arrived at the TaylorMade Performance…
  • Day poised ahead of 2014 Deutsche Bank final round

    Brian O'Hare
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:41 pm
    JASON DAY squandered the third round lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship with two late bogies but is still well in contention going into the final round of the second FedExCup playoff event in Boston. The young Aussie is just two strokes adrift of 25 year old American leader Russell Henley (65), sitting on 12-under, with Bill Horschel (66) alone in second on 11-under. Day (69) is on 10-under along with an ominous looking Rory McIlroy (64) and America’s Chris Kirk (64). [Unlike other US PGA Tour events, The Deutsche Bank Championship begins Friday US time and ends on Monday, to take…
  • Freddie Couples back in the US Champions Tour winner’s circle

    Brian O'Hare
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:57 pm
    FRED COUPLES chipped in for eagle on the last for a course record equalling 9-under 61 and then had a tap in birdie on the first playoff hole to win the 2014 Shaw Charity Classic in Canada on Sunday. The 54-year-old Couples also eagled the par-5 11th and had five birdies in his bogey-free round at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary to match fellow American Billy Andrade (62) on 15-under in regulation. In the playoff on No. 18, Andrade went for the green in two and pulled his approach right of the green and into the grandstand. Couples laid up and hit his third within a foot.
  • Record-breaking Monty wins 4th European Senior Tour event; Fowler T5

    Brian O'Hare
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:21 pm
    COLIN MONTGOMERIE has continued his winning ways with a dominant wire-to-wire 10 stroke defence of his title in the Travis Perkins Masters at Woburn Golf Club in England. The win extended Montgomerie’s list of record- breaking achievements on the European Senior Tour in 2014 with his fourth win in just nine events. The 51 year old Scot claimed the Travis Perkins Masters last year as his maiden senior tour win. He went on this year to win the US Senior PGA Championship and the US Senior Open, as well as finishing runner up to Bernhard Langer in the British Senior Open. Montgomerie is also…
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    Tour Golf Blog

  • How to Golf – Jason Dufner

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    How to Golf with Jason Dufner from Funny Or Die
  • Rory McIlroy Going for 3 Wins in a Row

    6 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Just how good is young Rory McIlroy? Here's a great infographic from that pays homage to the latest Open Championship winner and gives you a few facts you may not have known about the Irishmen.
  • Crane In Good Form To Break Major Maiden

    14 Jun 2014 | 7:52 am
    Ben Crane will be hoping his victory in the Fed Ex St. Jude Classic on Sunday will be able to give him the confidence to win his first major this week when he lines up in the US Open at Pinehurst Resort. The American picked up the fifth win of his career in Memphis where […]
  • Function18 Promo to Celebrate the 2014 Masters.

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:09 am
    It's almost that time of the year.  The Masters starts tomorrow and you can grab some cool gear for a fraction of the price thanks to Online golf clothing store Function 18 and their Masters promotion. With 10% off all orders over £10 and 15% off all orders over £100, now is the perfect time to stock up […]
  • It’s Time for the 2014 Masters

    10 Mar 2014 | 12:24 pm
    April is arguably my favorite month of the year.  The weather is beginning to warm up.  We've set the clocks ahead so there's more daylight hours for golf and most importantly, it's time for the greatest golf tournament in the world; The Masters.  Masters week in my house is bigger than the Super Bowl, World […]
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    Perform Better Golf Blog

  • How To Stop Hitting Fat Iron Shots

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

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

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

    Mike Pedersen
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
      Sorry for the delay in getting this video out to you, but we had to go through over 400 contestants to get the winner. Congratulations to Mark Heisey from Dillsburg, PA on winning our Golf Swing Weight Trainer! What an awesome tournament, and yes…Rory McIlroy did it again! I want to thank you for watching, and participating in our contest. We have some exciting things coming up for you, so be on the lookout in your inbox. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
  • Bobby Talks PGA Championship – Ryder Cup

    Mike Pedersen
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • Why Aren’t Sports Clubs Opening Their Doors to the Disabled?

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

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

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

    5 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Here are a few interesting facts facts that you may (or may not) know about Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, which is hosting this years 96th PGA Championship. - Valhalla is a private golf club that plays to Par 71 (35-36), measuring 7,458 yards. It’s the longest par 71 in PGA Championship history. - In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll “hall of the slain”) is a majestic, enormous hall where the souls of Vikings feast and celebrate with the gods. - In the fall of 2011 Valhalla and the PGA of America enlisted Valhalla’s course designer Jack Nicklaus…
  • Is Slow Play Ruining Golf?

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

  • Top Picks for the PGA Championship

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:46 am
    Rory again? Check out our new majors issue of “The Grain” to see whom our handicapping expert James Mason is touting for this year’s PGA Championship. And while you’re there, enjoy a piece about “Two Valhallas” by David DeSmith; an essay about the ubiquitous blue blazer by Tom Harack; a guide to bourbon by Derek Duncan, and popular regular features such as our A List (this time with David Feherty pitching in), What to Watch For, and much more. Our contest to win a trip to Myrtle Beach to play with Natalie Gulbis is still up for grabs, and a new sweepstakes could earn a…
  • What We’d Change About Golf!

    5 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    How can golf be better? In one of our classic “A List” roundups our resident experts at The A Position–plus guest opinionator David Feherty–suggest ways to make the game more fun and more user-friendly. It’s a click away at our new edition of The Grain: 2014 PGA Championship Issue, where you’ll also find a host of stories about this year’s tournament, travel suggestions, contests to enter and videos to enjoy. We’d also like to hear from you!  Contact us as indicated on the page to present your own ideas on how to improve golf, and perhaps a USGA official, course…
  • Reading “The Grain”: Your 2014 PGA Championship Issue

    4 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    The Grain 2014 PGA Championship issue Another major is fine by us–it means another issue of “The Grain” and we’ve packed this one with a great story about “Two Valhallas” by David DeSmith; an essay about the ubiquitous blue blazer by Tom Harack; a guide to bourbon by Derek Duncan, and popular regular features such as our A List (this time with David Feherty pitching in), handicapping by James Mason, What to Watch For, and much more. Our contest to win a trip to Myrtle Beach to play with Natalie Gulbis is still up for grabs, and a new sweepstakes could earn…
  • What to Watch For at the Open Championship

    16 Jul 2014 | 10:25 am
    Four keys to watching the Open Championship at Hoylake this year: Get the full picture–or the words behind the pictures–at our newest Majors emagazine The Grain: The Open Championship Issue 2014.
  • Handicapping the 2014 Open Championship

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

  • Who will be the fall guy - Donald or McGinley?

    Brian Keogh
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Paul McGinley and Luke Donald in Shanghai last year. Picture: Eoin Clarke/ Luke Donald can have few complaints if he's driving a buggy rather than a Titleist in the Ryder Cup later this month. But while most observers believe it will be Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher who get the nod to joined Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter at Gleneagles, it may well prove to be a very painful decision for Paul McGinley and it could turn out to be the key to his entire captaincy.The Dubliner must surely have expected the former world No 1 to make the team on merit but with Stephen…
  • Amateur round-up: Espirito Santo Trophy; European Senior Ladies; Private Home Care Finals; Junior Players

    Brian Keogh
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Princess Superal, (left), and Pauline Del Rosario of the Philippines, walk to the third tee on the Karuizawa 72 Golf East (Iriyama Course) during practice round at the 2014 Espirito Santo Trophy at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.  (Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons) Ireland's trio of Paula Grant, Maria Dunne and Mary Doyle have been drawn with Chinese Taipei and Norway the World Amateur Team Championships, which start in Japan on Wednesday.Tee timesThey will begin their week on the 6,309-yard Oshitate Course at Karuizawa 72 Golf East, which…
  • McIlroy eases into the frame again

    Brian Keogh
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:36 pm
    Rory McIlroy speaks to PGA Tour Radio after his 64. The top 15 might be covered by just five strokes but there's a clear favourite for the  Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday — Rory McIlroy.The world No 1 finally found his putting touch after two frustrating days and fired seven birdies in a faultless 64 to move up to tied third with playing parnter Chris Kirk on 10 under, just two shots behind leader Russell Henley.Unsurprisingly, given the way he's been playing, McIlroy didn't feel he'd done anything special and it's that comfort level at the pointy end of the…
  • Gallacher puts a gun to McGinley's head

    Brian Keogh
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Stephen Gallacher. Picture First the big news — Graeme McDowell and his wife Kristin have named their first child Vale Esme. Discovering the names of Paul McGinley's three wildcard picks will have to wait until Tuesday afternoon but if McDowell's comments on Stephen Gallacher's sprint for the line carry any weight, the Scot will be one of them.His bid to qualify automatically came down to the last hole of the Open d'Italia in Turin, where he needed a birdie for a 64 to grab the share of second place with 63-shooter David Howell to make it on merit and leave McDowell needing…
  • 22 Irish set for Qualifying School First Stage

    Brian Keogh
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    Rathmore's Alan Dunbar is entered for the First Qualifying Stage of the Tour School. Picture: Thos Caffrey / Irish golf will have 22 hopefuls at the First Qualifying Stage of the European Tour School.The action begins in Austria and Scotland from September 9 with the Section A qualifiers set for Golfclub Schloss Ebreichsdorf and The Roxburghe with the likes of amateurs Nial Kearns from Omagh and Edmondstown's Barry Daly taking the plunge.Sep 09-12 First Qualifying Stage Section A Golfclub Schloss Ebreichsdorf, Ebreichsdorf, AustriaNial…
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    The Midwest Golf Blog | The Midwest Golf Blog

  • The Dynamic Duo

    Don Shell
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Tom Doak Coming Home to Michigan to Build an Innovative New Course at Forest Dunes From press reports Roscommon, MI - After two decades spanning the globe from New Zealand to China designing world-class golf courses, Traverse City resident Tom Doak, is coming home to create a course at Forest Dunes Golf Club in northern Michigan that legendary golf architects could only dream of doing. Renowned architect and Traverse City resident Tom Doak will return to Michigan to build a sensational second course at Forest Dunes. Doak and his Renaissance Golf Design team will design and build a reversible…
  • Inside Augusta

    Don Shell
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:46 pm
    The Magnificent Masters Can Adam Scott repeat? Will Rory return to form? Will the world miss Tiger Woods? We can’t wait to find out the answers to all these questions and more at this year’s Masters. To celebrate the unofficial start of the golf season, check out these fun facts from the fine folks at Spreadex, leading provider of sports spread betting in the UK:
  • Livin’ the Dream

    Don Shell
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:08 pm
    More Midwestern golfers than ever are flocking to Florida to buy winter getaways: An expert offers advice By Don Shell With the worst weather in recent memory in the Midwest, a three-month span that could charitably be described as brutal, more golfers than ever are dreaming about spending their winters someplace warm. With historically low temps and still-low interest rates, many in the Midwest are flocking to Florida to find their dream golf getaway, in the form of a second home. “I see that a lot,” said Nipul Shah, owner and real estate broker of Reiki Realty in Orlando. “Especially…
  • 2014 Midwest Golf Show Preview

    Don Shell
    5 Feb 2014 | 6:58 pm
    The West Michigan Golf Show returns to DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 14-16, 2014. Here’s the rundown on all the great golf shows near you By Don Shell It’s hard to see it through all the blinding snow, frozen freeways and sky-high snow drifts, but believe it or not, spring is right around the corner. (C’mon, March 20!) So there’s no time like the present to grab all the gear you’ll need for this coming golf season, from clubs to pull-carts, bags to balls and much more. With miles of clubs, courses and resorts exhibiting around the Midwest over the next two months,…
  • Lights, Camera, Awesome!

    Don Shell
    29 Jan 2014 | 7:19 pm
    2014 PGA Merchandise Show had all the goods to be great By Don Shell ORLANDO — We were starving. Hey, you walk eight carpeted miles up and down the aisles of the PGA Merchandise Show, at the cavernous Orange County Convention Center, and tell me you wouldn’t be famished. So we did what any self-respecting golf nut would do: Asked ourselves, What would John Daly do? We found the delectable answer in a corner booth, as Big John seemed to call out his advice from beyond: Have a slice of pizza. John Daly Pizza was just one of the many, many interesting sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the…
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    Golf Course of Rhymes

  • World War I, Golf and Golf Poetry

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Most Important Mental Skill For Golfers

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

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

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

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

    David MacKenzie
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    I’ve put together a few more drills practice drills for your putting, to get you consistently hitting the center of the putter and making more putts, especially under pressure. 1. Keep the Eyes looking down I wrote about this concept in a previous putting drills article and it’s a very important one. Problem: When we’re under pressure in tournaments, we tend to want to look quickly at the outcome of the putt. You probably don’t even notice it, but if you look up a split-second too early before you’ve finished your stroke, the left shoulder (for a right hander)…
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  • KBS C-TAPER LITE Parallel Shaft

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Hello and thanks for joining us today! One of the most recent additions to the KBS line, the C-TAPER LITE, is now available in parallel tip. The C-TAPER LITE shaft features proven KBS performance benefits in a lighter design. “The addition of the C-TAPER LITE parallel tip shaft assists in diversifying our line,” said Kim … Read More →
  • Smart Golf 101: Guarded Par 4 with Water at 90 yards

    The Golf Drill Guru
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    We all know this type of short par 4. The one where you’re trying to decided wether you should hit an iron or a driver off the tee, then questioning where to aim on the green. Here’s the nitty gritty on this smart golf post: Par 4 – Water at 90 yards from the green. … Read More →
  • Callaway X-Series N415 Drivers

    The Golf Drill Guru
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Hey everyone – thanks for stopping by.  We’ve got a new release to share with you today on the USGA and R&A conforming list from Callaway.  This looks like a budget driver model to us, for the average golfer, and I would expect a lower pricetag, possibly in the $200-$250 range if this stick ever … Read More →
  • Bridgestone Trademarks F.A.S.T Crown

    The Golf Drill Guru
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Bridgestone Golf recently trademarked the term “FAST Crown” in the USA on August 12th – meaning possibly a new driver is coming the the American market sporting this bit of lingo. Speed crown was already taken by Cleveland, so this is surely the closest they could get this late into the game when it comes … Read More →
  • TLink Wants To Send You On The Ultimate Golf Experience

    The Golf Drill Guru
    6 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
    Spriza and TLink Golf want to send YOU and THREE FRIENDS on the golfing trip of your dreams! This amazing experience includes five nights accommodation in your own private Penthouse/Villa at La Escondida, an exclusive Eco Resort nestled in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, three days of golf on the Riviera’s majestic greens, and … Read More →
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    Golf and Course - Welcome to Golf & Course

  • PGA Championship Results & Prize Money

    John Callaghan
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Rory McIlory has won the 2014 PGA Championship after a thrilling final round at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. It is McIlroy's 3rd consecutive victory with wins at the Bridgestone Invitational and British Open and his 2nd PGA Championship title. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Rory McIlroy World Number One After Bridgestone Invitational Win

    John Callaghan
    3 Aug 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Rory McIlroy has followed victory at the 2014 British Open with a win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational and reclaimed the world number 1 spot. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy finished with a 4 under par 66 at the Firestone Country Club to take his score to 15 under par for the tournament. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • PGA Championship Preview & Favorites

    John Callaghan
    3 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The PGA Tour is in Louisville, Kentucky this week for the US PGA Championship. The 96th PGA Championship will be hosted at the Valhalla Golf Club; it will be the third time the venue has been used to host the tournament. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Tiger Woods F-Bombs Cameraman At Bridgestone Invitational

    John Callaghan
    3 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    At the Bridgestone Invitational this weekend, Tiger Woods lost his cool with a cameraman barely a foot away and snapped “Can you guys give me a little fucking space?!” There are few sportsman in the world that get kind of media attention endured by Tiger Woods. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Bubba Watson Hits Longest Drive Of PGA Tour Season: Video

    John Callaghan
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    Bubba Watson has hit the longest drive of the PGA Tour season in the 3rd round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Watson hit a 424 yard drive on the 16th hole at the Firestone Country Club. Bubba hit his new Ping G30 driver to achieve the longest drive. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
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    Golf Dispute Resolution

  • Municipal Golf Course Privatization and Labor Law

    Rob Harris
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    By: Tayler W. Tibbetts Do you enjoy playing a round of golf at the local “muni”? Economic pressures borne by both the golf industry and local governments may portend a change in the way municipalities manage their golf courses. The propriety of privatizing municipal golf courses has been widely discussed in the golf industry over the past decade. Unsurprisingly, the discussion is heating up again today. Indeed, city-owned golf courses pair an industry lamenting declines in participation rates with bureaucratic entities struggling to keep balanced budgets in a stagnant economy. As…
  • “Fore! Feds hunt for fraud at the golf course”

    Rob Harris
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:37 pm
    ‘When you dish out illegal stock tips at the golf course, there are no mulligans.” So begins the interesting and informative article by Patrick Temple-West in Politico discussing two insider trading cases recently brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission “that center on the relationships between golfing buddies and how their chitchat in the tee box or at the 19th hole turned into lucrative and illegal trading bonanzas.” According to a former official in the SEC’s enforcement division, quoted by Temple-Best, “[g]olf is becoming a recurring theme in…
  • New York Court Says Golfer Responsible For Watching His Step

    Rob Harris
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    By: Rob Harris Here’s how a New York appellate court described what happened: “On August 14, 2008, the plaintiff Arnold Simon (hereinafter the injured plaintiff) allegedly tripped and fell while playing golf on a golf course owned and operated by the defendants Hamlet Windwatch Development, LLC, and Hamlet Windwatch, LLC (hereinafter together the defendants), located in Hauppauge. The injured plaintiff exited his golf cart on the cart path near the top of a staircase leading down to the green at the second hole. While walking to the rear of the golf cart to retrieve his putter, he…
  • Golf Club Member Faces Uphill Battle Without Lawyer

    Rob Harris
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    By: Rob Harris Although sometimes attributed to Abraham Lincoln, others question the origin of the proverb: “He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.” My vote for likely candidate is an attorney marketing trade group. Whatever its origins, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently provided at least temporary relief to a member of The Ridge at Back Brook who initially undertook to represent himself in court proceedings challenging his obligation to pay dues and associated country club costs totaling approximately $87,000, which liability, with finance…
  • Government Views Golf Clubs As Crime Dens

    Rob Harris
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    By: Rob Harris As if changing demographics and an economic downturn weren’t obstacles enough. Now, country clubs are facing targeting by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Last month, we noted that the SEC had charged seven golf buddies with insider trading. Now, the federal government has announced that civil and criminal charges have been brought against the senior vice president of a bank for tipping off a “fellow golfer with whom he socialized at a local country club” about his employer’s plans to acquire another banking institution. The tippee–charged…
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    Peerless Golf

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Team USA Ryder Cup predictions

    Bernie D'Amato
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
      #453488082 / Tomorrow’s press conference will be of utmost importance for the players who failed to automatically qualify for Team USA. At 7pm ET, Captain Tom Watson will select the final three Americans, and his decision is easier than everyone thinks. Watson is a winner, so he will pick proven winners. Chris Kirk just put his name on a trophy for the second time this season, and he was 14th in The Ryder Cup standings when the qualification process ended. If there was ever a guaranteed pick, Kirk is the guy. Hunter Mahan ended the qualification process at 25th,…
  • Rory cites mental fatigue in final round of the DBC

    Bernie D'Amato
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:58 pm
      #454481124 / Rory McIlroy did not get the job done at TPC Boston, but he held on to the second spot in the FedExCup standings with a T5 finish. McIlroy said mental fatigue played a part in his final round 70, and he is looking to take tomorrow off in preparation for the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs. The 25-year-old from Holywood, Northern Ireland said, “I think today was just a combination of trying too hard and then I feel like whenever I have played a lot of golf, my attitude can get sort of — I was very sort of reactive about bad shots and bad…
  • Ogilvy and Horschel jump into playoff contention with T2 at DBC

    Bernie D'Amato
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:57 pm
      #454479758 / Geoff Ogilvy narrowly slipped into the field at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but he took advantage of the opportunity with a T2 finish alongside Russell Henley and Bill Horschel, the latter of which also kept his playoff hopes alive by moving inside the cutoff for the BMW Championship. The T2 pushed Ogilvy from 100th to 24th in the FedExCup standings, and Horschel from 82nd to 20th, well inside the 70-player cutoff for the third playoff event. Ogilvy started the tournament with rounds of 70-71, and then his putter propelled him to two 65s on the weekend.
  • Kirk shocked by biggest win of his career, puts him on Watson’s watchlist

    Stephanie Wei
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:44 pm
    #454482330 / Chris Kirk was making his way through the crowd as he greeted his family and walking toward the scoring area. At that point, he was still unaware he had won the tournament. But then, Kirk saw his caddie Bill Harke celebrating in the hallway, and Jack Graham, CEO of Deutsche Bank, was shaking his hand congratulating him. Kirk knew he had a one-shot lead over Billy Horschel, who had been in the fairway on 18 when he strolled off the green after missing his birdie putt. What Kirk didn’t know yet was that Horschel had chunked a six-iron into the hazard guarding…
  • Russell rockets to top at TPC Boston

    Stephanie Wei
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    #454438830 / With the logjam near the top of the leaderboard, Russell Henley probably wasn’t the guy you were expecting to go out and post a six-under 65 to take the lead at 12-under. Despite not birdieing the reachable-in-two par-5 18th, Henley still took a one-shot advantage over Billy Horschel, who birdied his last three holes to post a four-under 67 and get to 11-under. “I felt like I’ve been playing well all three days and hitting my driver well,” said Henley, a graduate of the University of Georgia. “I gave myself a lot of good chances for…
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    Fresh Golf Reviews

  • TRUE Linkswear 2014 Shoes

    Ben Carey
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    As a walking golfer, I’ve been a big fan of TRUE since the beginning. I trust that TRUE will delivery and I know that I can count on to get a great pair of shoes that will be comfortable and capable on the course. The company has aggressively pursued style variations and made constant iterations to their lineup to keep things fresh and interesting year-after-year. While the initial line was frequently ridiculed for the look, the company built a loyal base of customers that have stayed around. I’ve personally owned 12 pairs of TRUEs over the years and fallen in love with almost…
  • Jones Stand Bag

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

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

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

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

  • Field of 40 Announced for Golf Channel's Inaugrural Big Break Invitational Tournament at Reynolds Plantation

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

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

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

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

    Scott Stevens
    7 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    This week marks the 40th event of the 2013-14 PGA Tour season, as the Tour heads to Kentucky for the PGA Championship. An elite field of 156 players will tee it up this week at Valhalla Golf Club for the season's final major. The U.S. Open may identify the best golfer, but the PGA Championship may reveal the best golfer right now. Each of the last 10 winners of the season's final major
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    South Florida Golf Magazine

  • Tour Edge Exotics E8 Driver

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Ocean Course at Kiawah, Masterpiece or Looney Dunes, still a must play

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

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

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

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

    Jay Morse
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    There are 45 holes of championship golf at Wintergreen Resort, a four-season vacation destination about 55 minutes from Charlottesville, Va, adjoining the George Washington National Forest. Stoney Creek is an excellent 27-hole design on the Rockfish Valley floor in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains, designed by Rees Jones. The Monocan, Shamokin and Tuckahoe “nines” wind their way through tree lined fairways, creeks and wetlands,  with each hole isolated and unique. While Tuckahoe is the newest and most scenic, they’re all three excellent layouts.  There’s five…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • 12-Year-Old Girl Wins Volvo SUV with Hole-In-One

    The Flogger
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:37 am
    Malaysian golfer Natasha Oon recently scored a hole-in-one during the RSGC Ladies Amateur Open Championship at the Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur. Awesome! More awesome: It was the hole-in-one contest hole. Awesomer! So Oon won the hole-in-one prize: a Volvo XC60 T5, a big, luxury SUV valued around $90,000 USD. There's only one problem for Oon: She's not nearly old enough to drive.
  • Watch Michelle Wie Create Paintings in Short Timelapses

    The Flogger
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:13 am
    We've written before about Michelle Wie's art. She paints and draws in various forms, but the end result is always striking, interesting and intriguing. At least to my untrained eye. Wie is currently out of action with a finger injury, which has given her plenty of time to focus on painting. And this time she hasn't just posted photos of the end product. This time she has shown us herself
  • Hottie Named Henni Wins Sock Tan Championship

    The Flogger
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:43 pm
    I'm something of a connoisseur for golfer's sock tans. More specifically, women golfer's sock tans. Not because I'm a foot fetishist or anything, but because ... um ... er ... they're cute? Actually, a great sock tan (which is kind of oxymoronic, because the foot is ghostly white) is a sign that a woman is a frequent golfer. And women who golf are hotter than women who don't golf. The invaluable
  • The Strange Chella Choi Incident at Canadian Women's Open

    The Flogger
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Did you hear about the odd incident involving LPGA golfer Chella Choi at the 2014 Canadian Women's Open? Choi mis-marked her golf ball on the putting green and when, after the round, she was confronted with clear evidence of a rule violation - one that came with a 2-stroke penalty - she withdrew from the tournament rather than accept the penalty. Choi's reaction was odd because there is
  • Booty Patrol: Pro Golfer Wants 'Jen Selter Butt'

    The Flogger
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Pro golfer and Big Break cast member Meghan Hardin wants a "Jen Selter butt." But don't take my word for it - here: I am determined to get a @jenselter butt!— Meghan Hardin (@MeghanAHardin) August 13, 2014 See? But here's the thing: When you already look like that, is adding a Jen Selter butt even fair? Selter is the callipygian fitness guru and model whose derriere is, it sometimes seems,
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    Northeast Ohio Golf

  • FINAL RESULTS: 2014 Yuengling Tuscarawas County Championship

    Brad Haynes
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Scott Sole, Caine Bricker and Randy Gonter nabbed the hardware in the 2014 Tuscarawas County Amateur. It is said that the tournament begins on the back nine on Sunday, and that was the case for the final round of the inaugural 2014 Yuengling Tuscarawas County Championship at Zoar Village Golf Course. Caine Bricker from Newcomerstown, entered the day one stroke behind first round leader Eric Crone. Aaron Shanklin was two back. By the time they got to No. 10, Bricker was up one and Crone and Shanklin were tied. Caine birdied 10, 11, 14 and 17 and posted a two under par 34 to take home the…
  • PREVIEW & Starting Times: 2014 Cleveland Shootout

    John Niedzialek
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    John Niedzialek, Tournament Director is pleased to announce that eighteen players will compete for the $600 first place prize on Labor Day at Madison Country Club with the Greater Cleveland Shoot-Out Championship at stake. Total purse will be over $1500. The event which originated at Fairway Pines Golf Course by the late Ed Tresger is carried on today and features sponsorship which makes this the best 1 day payout for amateur golfers in the area. Players qualify by playing 5 or more events in the Greater Cleveland Skins Game competition. Defending champion is Steve Blackburn Jr. from…
  • Qualifiers: 2014 ADGA Golfer of the Year

    Allen Freeman
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon is the site for the 36-hole ADGA Golfer of the Year Tournament Sep 27 – 28 All of the points that can be earned have been earned. Now it’s time for ADGA players eligible for the 2014 Golfer of the Year Tournament to confirm or decline their entry to complete the invitation process. The GOY event will be held at the picturesque Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon on September 27 – 28. The course is rolling and wooded with small, quick old-style greens. Entry fee is $150 for everything for two days, and includes golf, cart, prizes,…
  • NOPGA Names 2014 Ohio Cup Team

    David Griffith
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    The Northern Ohio PGA has named its team and captains for the 2014 Ohio Cup Matches. The Ohio Cup Matches feature the best PGA Golf Professionals from the Northern Ohio PGA versus the best PGA Golf Professionals from the Southern Ohio PGA. This year’s event will be contested at Lakewood Country Club on September 22-24, 2014. The current record is Northern Ohio PGA 11 – Southern Ohio PGA 6. The 2014 team: Tony Adcock, PGA Lakeview GC Tom Atchison, PGA Congress Lake Club Mitch Camp, PGA Club Walden Milton Carswell, PGA Stone Oak CC David Champagne, PGA Firestone CC Mark Evans, PGA…
  • STARTING TIMES: August 2014 Twin Lakes 2-M Scramble

    Allen Freeman
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:17 pm
    GROUPINGS AND STARTING TIMES: August 2014 Twin Lakes 2-Man Scramble Series The Fairways at Twin Lakes, Kent, Ohio Sunday, August 31, 2014   8:10 Sotka/blackburn Long/Blaze 8:20 Simpson/Krivanek Morrow/Todd 8:30 open 8:40 open 8:50 Stefanski/Smith open 9:00 Lowry/Fricker Armour/Trier 9:10 Hepner/Busby Anderson/Martina 9:20Plute/Stinogle Sampson/Mikita Teams who still wish to compete must email Chris Plute or call the pro shop at (330) 673-7888.
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • The Toughest Division: NFC West

    Andrew Wiedemann
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    The 7-9 Rams owned the worst record in the division last year, and you can’t really blame them for going 1-5 in this division. The poor Cardinals went 10-6 and didn’t get into the playoffs; they were 8-2 against teams outside of their division. The Seahawks and the 49ers are two of the best teams in the NFL and will continue to be this season. Seattle Seahawks – 2014 Projection: 11-5 2013 Record: 13-3 The drop in the Seahawks record is more of a reflection of their schedule than anything else, a lot of tough games for them, they get the AFC West instead of the AFC South this season…
  • The Dynamic NFC South

    Andrew Wiedemann
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    There never seems to be a back-to-back winner of the NFC South. While this year could be different, history does tend to repeat itself. The Panthers are returning with a very solid team, but the shifting around of their offensive weapons could prove to have an adjustment period. The Saints are always in the running and they look fully capable of taking the NFC South as well. The Falcons and Buccaneers look to bounce back from forgettable seasons with key injuries leaving them in rough spots in 2013. New Orleans Saints – 2014 Projection: 11-5 2013 Record: 11-5 Drew Brees is another…
  • King of the North: NFC North Predictions

    Andrew Wiedemann
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:51 pm
    As long as Aaron Rodgers has a clean bill of health this will be the Packers division to lose in 2014. With the addition of Jared Allen and a clean slate on injuries, “Da Bears” should be contending for at least a wild card spot. The Lions and Vikings didn’t make the right moves to come out of the bottom-feeding department in the NFC North. The Packs are clearly the Kings of the North, but you never know if they can be unseated, that is why they play the game. Green Bay Packers 2014 Projection: 12-4 2013 Record: 8-7-1 The only major concern for the Green Bay Packers is that they just…
  • Inconsistent NFC East Predictions

    Andrew Wiedemann
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    I predict that this division will be the most turned upside down division in football. A division that used to be one of the toughest divisions for opponents has fizzled out and become very inconsistent. The defense of the Cowboys, and Eagles were about as bad as it gets last season, they came in 1st and 4th respectively in yards allowed. While the Giants and Redskins struggles revolved more around their turnover margin, the Giants were at an alarming -15 and the Redskins were at -8. Every team in the division has a lot of room to improve and I think that there will be a cavalcade of turmoil…
  • AFC West Projections

    Andrew Wiedemann
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:52 am
    I will start by saying I have been, and will always be, a Broncos fan. I try to not be biased in my writing due to this fact. That being said I don’t think there are too many people out there that don’t believe that this is the Broncos division with relative ease. They are by far the best team in the AFC west and arguably in the AFC as a whole. The AFC West sent three teams to the playoffs in 2013, I believe that part was a bit of a fluke, this season might net two, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was just one. Denver Broncos 2014 Projection: 14-2 2013 Record: 13-3 The Broncos are…
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    Breaking Eighty

  • Why the Nike Lunar Waverly is a Force to Be Reckoned With

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

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

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

    Sean Ogle
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    It’s amazing to me that I haven’t written about Pumpkin Ridge before this. I’m about a year and a half into my quest to play the Top 100 and Top 100 Public courses in the US, and the Ghost Creek course at Pumpkin Ridge is the closest one to my home in Portland, OR. I’d played the course once about three years ago, and earlier this summer I got to play the private side, Witch Hollow, but I hadn’t had a chance to photograph Ghost Creek, which is #63 on the Greatest 100 Public Course list. Through an instagram contest I won a free foursome from NW Golf Guys (thanks…
  • Kaluhyat at Turning Stone Resort

    Sean Ogle
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:42 pm
    After the surreal experience that was Atunyote (ah-dun-yo), we decided to make a night of it at Turning Stone Resort. There was a moment when I was just like, how did I end up here? I’m from Portland, Oregon and I was sitting in a country bar, in an indian casino, in the middle of nowhere New York. That’s part of the fun of this whole Top 100 and Top 100 Public quest – I’ve ended up in places I’d never go before (Atlanta, Michigan anyone?). After winning $200 off my free play from the Casino, we may gone out and had a few too many gin and tonics, that left me a little bit dazed…
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