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  • Some Thoughts on Golf in Three Short Rhymes

    Golf Course of Rhymes
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Here are three four-lines verses that I would like to share with you on a beautiful late September morning in New England: THE YIPS PURE AND SIMPLE The yips occur when you can’t control The direction or speed of the ball you roll. You have the yips if you shake your putts Frequent attacks can drive you nuts. CHANGING ODDS Heard said that trees are nine-tenths air, If your ball gets over you hardly care; But if it’s low and lost from view - No more than even that your ball gets through. NEVER MISS To make a putt without a doubt A mind-trick to apply: Pretend that you’ve…
  • Four-Ball: Where did it go wrong for Team USA? - GOLF
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:37 am
    And who should take over the reins as the next U.S. captain?
  • Phil Mickelson Saves Best Shot for His Captain

    NYT > Golf
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.
  • 15 Facts About Golf Clubs

    Travelling Golfer
    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
  • Missing Tiger

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

  • Stage II of LPGA Q-School Begins Today: Cheyenne and Ariya and Minjee, Oh My!

    The Constructivist
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here are your pairings for the 1st round of Stage II of LPGA Q-School.  You can find the links to the final field and live scoring here. and Tony Jesselli have excellent previews out, so I'll simply add that there are even more players to keep an eye on than they focus on, including (most notably) 2013 JLPGA Rookie of the Year and International Crown Team Japan member Mamiko Higa, LETer Nontaya Srisawang, LPGA '06er and long-time LETer Louise Stahle, long-time ALPGer Stephanie Na, UCLA's Ani Gulugian, USC's Stephanie Kono and Sophia Popov, amateur Haruka Morita (Wanyao…
  • LPGA Hall of Fame Watch, September 2014 Edition

    The Constructivist
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:39 pm
    I usually wait till Thanksgiving and the end of the LPGA season to revisit an old Hound Dog LPGA question:  who will be the next player to qualify for the LPGA Hall of Fame?  But given how well the top golfers on tour have been playing, and how much is at stake during the tour's 2nd Asian Swing and beyond, I figured I'd review where everyone with at least a halfway decent chance of making the Hall stands right now.Here are the criteria from LPGA.comMust be/have been an "active" LPGA Tour member for 10 years;Must have won/been awarded at least one of the following - an…
  • Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open Sunday: 23-Year-Old Miki Sakai Outguns 21-Year-Old Ayaka Watanabe

    The Constructivist
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    23-year-old Miki Sakai earned her 2nd JLPGA victory of 2014 and of her career by outgunning 21-year-old Ayaka Watanabe on the back 9 at the Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open today.A bogey-free 32 by Sakai got her to -7 for the week, which put her 1 shot ahead of Watanabe, who bogeyed her opening hole and parred the rest of the front, and a shot behind Watanabe's co-leader, Teresa Lu, who made 2 birdies and a bogey in her 1st 8 holes.  Sakai, playing 3 groups ahead of Watanabe, Lu, and Sun-Ju Ahn (who stayed at -5 most of the day and ended up at -6 thanks to a walkoff birdie),…
  • Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open Set-Up: Teresa Lu and Ayaka Watanabe Ahead of Star-Studded Chase Pack

    The Constructivist
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Teresa Lu came close to winning the Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Ladies Open last year, but ended up tying Ai Miyazato for 2nd, just 1 shot behind winner Na-Ri Lee.  This year, a moving-day 65 highlighted by 4 birdies in her last 5 holes put Lu atop the leaderboard at -7 with Ayaka Watanabe, who celebrated turning 21 last week by going birdie-par-par-birdie-eagle to finish off her round today.They lead Sun-Ju Ahn, who's twice finished the year atop the JLPGA money list, but who's trying to regain some momentum after getting relegated to #3 so far this season by Ji-Yai Shin's 4 wins in her…
  • Who Do You Think Has Had the Best 2014 in Women's Golf Thus Far?

    The Constructivist
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:18 pm
    So far, the title for best 2014 in women's golf is down to 8 golfers.  Each has at least 3 worldwide wins on major women's professional tours:Stacy Lewis:  North Texas LPGA Shootout (May); ShopRite LPGA Classic (June); Walmart NW Arkansas Championship (June)Hyo Joo Kim:  Kia Motors Korean Women's Open (June); Kumho Tire Women's Open (July); Hanwha Classic (August); Evian Championship (September)Inbee Park:  World Ladies Championship (March); Manulife Financial LPGA Classic (June); Wegmans LPGA Championship (August)Ji-Yai Shin:  Nichirei Ladies (June); Meiji Cup…
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    NYT > Golf

  • Phil Mickelson Saves Best Shot for His Captain

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:46 am
    Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.
  • McGinley Even Angled for Advantage With Fish Tank

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Such was the meticulous attention to every detail during Paul McGinley's victorious campaign as European Ryder Cup captain, the Irishman even made careful plans for the fish tank in the team room.
  • McGinley Ends Career on a Winning Note

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Paul McGinley is ready to call it a career in the Ryder Cup, and it ended on a perfect note.
  • U.S. Must Rediscover Spirit of 2008 to Stop Ryder Cup Rot

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    Every two years a small group of wonderfully talented, hugely successful American millionaire golfers have to line up like schoolboys to explain why they are no good and why they don't get on as well as their European counterparts.
  • Europe Celebrates Another Ryder Cup Victory

    29 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    Tom Watson walked over to congratulate Jamie Donaldson for the shot of his life, a shot that ended the Ryder Cup. He walked up the 15th fairway at Gleneagles with his arm around European captain Paul McGinley even before the final match was conceded to secure another win for Europe.
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  • Humana dropping out as title sponsor (The Associated Press)

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:57 pm
    LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- Humana is dropping out as title sponsor of the PGA Tour's former Bob Hope Classic after the January tournament at PGA West and La Quinta Country Club.
  • Your extended 2016 Ryder Cup weather forecast (PGA)

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    What's the weather going to be like at Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of the 2016 Ryder Cup? Bring a windbreaker for pleasant days, a sweater for the evenings and leave the ski jacket at home.
  • McGinley even angled for advantage with fish tank (Reuters)

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    By Tony Jimenez GLENEAGLES Scotland (Reuters) - Such was the meticulous attention to every detail during Paul McGinley's victorious campaign as European Ryder Cup captain, the Irishman even made careful plans for the fish tank in the team room. "Everything in the room was planned, from the carpet to the wallpapers to the images on the wall, to a big fish tank with (European) blue and gold fish," the smiling Irishman told a news conference on Monday. "It was the colors I was interested in rather than the breed. It was just a little, small touch," McGinley said. ...
  • McGinley ends career on a winning note (The Associated Press)

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:50 am
    GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) -- Paul McGinley is ready to call it a career in the Ryder Cup, and it ended on a perfect note.
  • Europe depart with McGinley Monarch of the Glen (PGA)

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    After all the concentration, the focus, ultimately there was the joy, and following a night of deserved celebration it was the morning after the night before as Paul McGinley's victorious European team bid a fond farewell to the Gleneagles Hotel early on Monday.
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  • CME Group Tour Championship

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

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

    6 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    In 2013, Taiwan’s Teresa Lu ended an eight-year quest for her first professional win as she captured the Mizuno Classic title by two-shots over South Korea’s Chella Choi. Lu overcame a two-stroke deficit on Sunday and fired the low-round of the week with an 8-under 64 to finish with a three day total of 14-under-par 202.
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    4 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
  • Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship

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

  • Defining the Teeing Ground

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

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

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

    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…
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  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs. FC Porto, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

    Jack Sargeant
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Porto will be looking to record their second consecutive Champions League win away at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday. Porto started their Champions League campaign with a superb 6-0 rout of BATE, though they face a much tougher test in their second match of the group stages. They travel to Ukraine to play domestic champions Shakhtar Donetsk, who established their credentials with a goalless draw away at the tough Athletic Bilbao in their opening Champions League game of the season. Shakhtar's early season preparations may have been disrupted by violence in the east of Ukraine -- which eventually…
  • CSKA Moscow vs. Bayern Munich, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

    Zach Woosley
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Bayern will chase their second win of the group stages against CSKA Moscow in an empty stadium on Tuesday. Thanks to their stoppage time winner against Manchester City in their first group stage match, Bayern Munich enter Tuesday's match against CSKA Moscow is pretty good shape. They sit at the top of the group with AS Roma, behind the Italian side on goal differential, and could move into the top spot depending on what happens when Roma faces off against City. Despite the fact that the Germans are missing several starters due to injuries, Pep Guardiola's side remains loaded with talent and…
  • BATE Borisov vs. Athletic Bilbao, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

    Zach Woosley
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    BATE has failed to defeat a Spanish club in eight tries all time, which should make Athletic Bilbao feel good. Athletic Club are in desperate need a positive result as they travel to Belarus to face BATE Borisov. Since their 3-1 win over Napoli in Champions League qualifying back in August, Atheltic have only won once in six matches. To say it's been a disappointing start to the season for Les Leones is an understatement to say the least. All that could change though on Tuesday with a win. The odds may be in Athletic's favor thanks to the fact that BATE Borisov have failed to defeat a Spanish…
  • Schalke 04 vs. Maribor, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

    Jack Sargeant
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Schalke will look to continue their recent renaissance at home to Maribor on Tuesday. After Schalke 04 started the Bundesliga season with two defeats and a draw, coach Jens Keller's days seemed numbered. However, they started their turnaround with a shock 1-1 draw away at Chelsea in their opening Champions League game, and have masterminded wins over Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund in their last couple of domestic matches. They should make it three in a row against Maribor on Tuesday, despite the Slovenian champions defying the odds to hold Sporting Lisbon to a draw in their opening…
  • APOEL vs. Ajax, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Team news and game preview

    Jack Sargeant
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    APOEL and Ajax head into this fixture looking for their first wins of the group stages. APOEL and Ajax were unfortunate to have been drawn alongside two giants of European football in the Champions League's Group F, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain the strong favourites to progress into the knockout stages. However, while APOEL succumbed to a predictable defeat to Barça in their opening group stage game, Ajax managed to hold the French champions to a draw in Amsterdam. But, if Frank de Boer's side want to genuinely challenge Laurent Blanc's side for a spot in the next round, they need…
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    The Golf Blog

  • The Golf Blog: Did PGA of America set Tom Watson up to fail at Ryder Cup?

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Phil Mickelson openly questions the methods of @RyderCupUSA captain Tom Watson #RyderCup — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 28, 2014 The Golf Blog says: It was a strange decision from the start. When the PGA of America announced it had selected 63 year old Tom Watson as the next captain of the US Ryder Cup team, the choice was a little eyebrow-raising. Watson had already captained the US Team–but that was way back 20 years ago in 1993. That’s the last time the US team had won on foreign soil, so the PGA of America must have…
  • The Golf Blog: Video Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson disagree over US strategy at Ryder Cup following loss

    28 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The Golf Blog says: At the press conference following a blowout loss for the US team (16.5 to 11.5), Phil Mickelson talked openly about the last time the US won a Ryder Cup in 2008 (he’s been on 8 losing teams). When asked a question about how the US team won in 2008 at Valhalla, Phil let loose. He said that Paul Azinger, the last US coach to win a Ryder Cup, created “pods” in which team members who would play together during the Ryder Cup would practice and hang out together to establish some team chemistry. He said Azinger got team members invested in the process and…
  • The Golf Blog: Singles pairings for Ryder Cup after Euros (10-6) dominate US Team in Ryder Cup

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Q. Will Team USA win 8.5 of these 12 matches? Has happened… “@rydercup: Sunday singles match-ups” — Luke Elvy (@elvisgolf) September 27, 2014
  • The Golf Blog: Ryder Cup atmosphere high in Scotland

    26 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
    Well that was fun. We should do that again sometime. See you tomorrow! — Ryder Cup (@rydercup) September 26, 2014
  • The Golf Blog: US down 2 points in Ryder Cup (3-5) after bad afternoon

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
    The results of the afternoon foursomes — Ryder Cup (@rydercup) September 26, 2014 Rookies rule: @RyderCupUSA's @JordanSpieth & Patrick Reed impress in fourballs: — PGA.COM (@PGA_com) September 26, 2014 The Golf Blog says: The US won the morning 2.5 to 1.5, but then got routed in the afternoon. Captain Tom Watson got second-guessed for sitting the winning duo of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed, who beat the irrepressible Ian Poulter in the morning.
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    Golf Girl's Diary

  • Watermelon Gazpacho Cocktail - A Sublime September Tipple

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

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

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

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

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

    The Armchair Golfer
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:33 pm
    1969 Ryder Cup materials: official program (left), a daily draw sheet (right) and more. (Paul Trevillion)THANK YOU TO BOB DENNEY and the PGA of America for publishing an article about my new book, DRAW IN THE DUNES: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked the World. The story published on Sunday at, the official Ryder Cup site of the PGA of America. Denney is a senior writer and historian for the PGA of America. He and colleague Kelly Elbin (Director of Communications) were especially helpful as I worked on this project over the last few years.In "'Draw in the Dunes'…
  • European Dominance and Culture of Blame

    The Armchair Golfer
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    EUROPE HAS WON YET ANOTHER RYDER CUP. The final score was Europe 16 1/2, United States 11 1/2. The Europeans have now won three in a row, six of seven and eight of 10."No team embodies togetherness quite like Europe," wrote Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press.So very true.Judging from the press conference afterward, Ferguson could also have written no team embodies blame and bitterness quite like the United States. It was personified by none other than Phil Mickelson.I will not defend the captaincy of Tom Watson. He may be out of date. He may not have been very communicative in this modern…
  • 2014 Ryder Cup: Europe Builds Commanding Lead

    The Armchair Golfer
    27 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    IT'S ALL OVER BUT THE SINGLES, and it's probably all over. The United States trails Europe 10-6 after a dismal Saturday afternoon foursomes session.The Americans were only able to win a half point in four matches. Europe, winner of five of the last six Ryder Cups, has a nearly insurmountable lead going into the final day on their home soil at Gleneagles, Scotland."I have to give credit to the Europeans in the afternoons," U.S. captain Tom Watson said. "They performed the best."Then Watson tried to sound a positive note."You might think that it's a given that the Europeans are going to win,…
  • My Author Interview on NPR's Only A Game

    The Armchair Golfer
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    I HAD A GREAT OPPORTUNITY to talk to Bill Littlefield, host of NPR's Only A Game. The show aired today (Saturday).The appearance included a web page that has a Q&A and excerpt from my book, DRAW IN THE DUNES: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish That Shocked The World.Here's the introduction by Only A Game:The 2014 Ryder Cup is under way at Gleneagles in Scotland. The biennial competition pits golfers from the U.S. against their European counterparts. The Ryder Cup is one of golf’s signature events and has provided fans with various unlikely shots and improbable comebacks.Neil…
  • WSJ: Ryder Cup Formats Explained in 90 Seconds

    The Armchair Golfer
    27 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 2014 Ryder Cup and I expect you probably know this stuff inside and out. But I wanted to post this Wall Street Journal video with Joshua Robinson nonetheless because it's a clever and concise explanation of the Ryder Cup match-play formats.
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    Aussie Golfer

  • Thornleigh Golf Centre is one of the best golf driving ranges in Australia

    Aussie Golfer
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Thornleigh Golf Centre opened a few years ago and one Australia’s best golf driving ranges. Thornleigh Golf Centre in the northern suburbs of Sydney was the vision of golf professional Steve Aisbett who poured his heart, soul and money into what is arguably Australia’s best driving range facility. The centre is primarily a golf driving range but it functions as much more which you get a good feel for as you enter the huge pro shop at the top of the steps.
  • Jamie Donaldson gives hilarious drunk interview the morning after Ryder Cup: video

    Aussie Golfer
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:17 pm
    This seems a little mean to me. The morning after winning the Ryder Cup for Europe, Jamie Donaldson is subjected to a TV interview. To be fair, he’s very honest about his state of mind and comes across very well despite looking to struggle early on the in the piece. Well play Jamie, well played.
  • Australian Open radio will be broadcast from the 2014 Australian Open

    Aussie Golfer
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Next month’s Emirates Australian Open in Sydney will feature an exclusive live radio broadcast. Golf Australia have announced that golf fans will be able to listen to a live radio broadcast from next month’s Emirates Australian Open. The exclusive live broadcast will be available for free to spectators on site The Australian Golf Club or online via the Australian Open website and apps. This type of thing was tried a few years ago when the TV broadcast audio was made available for spectators at the Australian Open at The Lakes Golf Club.
  • Rory McIlroy pops the cork too early at Ryder Cup: video

    Aussie Golfer
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:14 pm
    There were lots of great moments from the 2014 Ryder Cup, but this may be the funniest. Premature, Rory. — Adam Sarson (@Adam_Sarson) September 28, 2014 While waiting beside the 15th green for Jamie Donaldson to complete the 2014 Ryder Cup victory for the Europeans, Rory McIlroy’s champagne bottle unintentionally uncorked itself. McIlroy spares the green from the resulting overflow and Graeme McDowell’s reaction is priceless. Big thanks to Kyle Porter at CBS Sports for this one.
  • 2014 Ryder Cup: Europeans too good for Americans, again

    Aussie Golfer
    28 Sep 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Europe claim their eighth Ryder Cup victory in the last ten starts, beating the Americans 16.5 to 11.5 at Gleneagles in Scotland overnight. The standard of golf at the Ryder Cup has again led some to suggest that it is the best tournament in golf. Even better than the Masters. And if the standard of golf, atmosphere and size of the crowds are anything to go by, they just may be right.
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    Buzzin Golf

  • Catherine Aitken Golf Shoe Bag

    Terry Lane
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:57 am
    Catherine Aitken Golf Shoe Bag Scotland has been in the news for the past few weeks.  Last week it was the referendum for independence and this week it plays host to one of the most exciting sports event of all, as Europe play host to the United States at Gleneagles for the bi-annual Ryder Cup. All of golf will be focused on three days of excitement as the most difficult and lonely of sports becomes a team game where those fortunate enough to be there will be encouraged to support their team and politely throw banter at the opposition. And so it goes that following the Ryder Cup we are all…
  • Free Competition to Win Gents Harris Tweed Golf Shoe Bag

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

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

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

    Edwin Huxley
    27 May 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Image source: Brittany Ferries presents the best golf courses in Western France.
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  • Krista Bakker

    The Squire
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    (Photos: Instagram/krideee_) Krista Bakker is a 20-year-old rookie on the Ladies European Tour. She was born in Espoo, Finland, but spent her teen years in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has both Finnish and Dutch citizenship. She got her start in golf at age 8, working with her father - a golf instructor - during the Finnish summers. She played on the Dutch national golf team during her early
  • Will Christien of Back9Network

    The Squire
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    Last week we told you about two of the on-air personalities we'll be seeing when the Back9Network makes its cable television debut on Sept. 29 on the DirectTV system: Erica Bachelor and Caite Upton. Today, let's meet Will Christien. Christien is the co-host of Back9Network's The Clubhouse, which will air every weeknight at 10 p.m. (Eastern). Her co-hosts are former PGA Tour player John
  • MJ Hur

    The Squire
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    #480189327 / MJ Hur won the 2014 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, her first LPGA win in five years. And she did it with a tournament record score of 21-under. Hur has always looked like one of those golfers just on the verge of breaking out, and perhaps this victory will do it for her. (The MJ, by the way, is short for Mi Jung.) Hur first made her mark when she got into the 2006
  • Demi Runas Plays Her Way Onto LPGA Tour at Symetra Finale

    The Squire
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:58 pm
    As the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship began, Demi Runas sat 15th on the tour's money list. Problem: Only the Top 10 finishers in the "Race to the Card" earn LPGA Tour status for 2015. Runas needed to finish in the Top 5 in the Tour Championship in order to jump into the Top 10 on the money list. And after three rounds, she was only in 21st place in the tournament. Problem? Turns out
  • Paula Reto

    The Squire
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    The second-round leader the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic might be an unfamiliar name (at this point) even to LPGA fans. So let's introduce Paula Reto. Reto shot 65-66 the first two rounds of the Yokohama, the tour's Alabama stop, and held a 3-stroke lead at that point. We don't know how she'll finish, but she's made an impression. The 2014 season is Reto's rookie year on the LPGA, and entering
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  • Ryder Cup 2014: 5 Courses to Play in Scotland

    Katherine Eardley
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The Ryder Cup kicks off tomorrow morning on the beautiful Gleneagles Resort in the heart of Scotland, just north of Edinburgh. While we tend to think of Scottish golf being mostly links, Gleneagles is a prime example that this country … View More ►
  • Women On Course

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Golf can be intimidating for beginners. Just ask Kerry Woodard, who lives in Brooklyn and works in the finance industry. Kerry had never played a round of golf before, but decided to give it a try in the Fall of … View More ►
  • Use It, Don’t Lose It! Redeem Your GolfNow Rewards

    Katherine Eardley
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:55 am
    You’ve played a lot of golf this season! Did you know that you actually earn free rewards for booking and playing golf rounds on GolfNow? In fact, you may have coupons for free golf and gear waiting for you right … View More ►
  • Happy Miniature Golf Day!

    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today is Miniature Golf Day, a great time to get out and enjoy a great, family-friendly game. Mini golf has been around for more than 100 years, originally known as “chip and putt,” regulation golf’s short game. Starting in the mid-1980′s, a … View More ►
  • 3 Amazing Northeast Courses to Play Before Winter

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

    Tony Korologos
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    Since there are already 22.7 billion golf websites and blogs regurgitating the Ryder Cup play-by-play and scores, I’ll refrain from doing the same and focus on my strengths: making snarky […]
  • 2014 Ryder Cup TV Schedule and App

    Tony Korologos
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    DVR Alert – Yes I know this info can be found elsewhere, but I like having the 2014 Ryder Cup TV times where I can EASILY find them… Ryder Cup Television Schedule […]
  • Ryder Cup Infographic

    Tony Korologos
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Infographics are big these days.  Here’s an interesting one for this week’s Ryder Cup created by Spreadex – a leading provider of sports spread betting.  Many interesting nuggets and statistics, […]
  • Video Flyover: Sandals Resorts Emerald Reef Golf Course Bahamas

    Tony Korologos
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    On the last HOG World Tour stop in the Bahamas at Sandals Resorts on the island of Exuma, I had a small window of time to do some aerial shots […]
  • Game Golf Digital Tracking System Review

    Tony Korologos
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    If you only knew how many golf “apps” I get requested for review here.  I could review an app a day and it would take me months to cover them all. […]
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    Travelling Golfer

  • 2014 Ryder Cup Infographic

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Infographic Courtesy of Function 18 Post from: Travelling Golfer2014 Ryder Cup Infographic © Mike for Travelling Golfer, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: golf infographic, Ryder Cup
  • 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
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  • USA hit by Ryder Cup injuries

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

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

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

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

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

    Rob Hayashida
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Sandbox8.comRory MCILroy to Debut New Nike Vapor Pro Driver at the Ryder Cup The 40th Ryder Cup in Scotland started earlier this morning and the number one player in the world, Rory McIlroy may be putting into play the new Nike Vapor Pro driver, which he has been practicing with all week. Its bold move by McILroy to switch out equipment, considering his has won two Majors (Open Championship and PGA Championship) using the Nike Covert 2.0 driver. Backing up Rory McILroy is Ryder Cup Captain, Paul McGinley, who said he isn’t concerned with the world number one player putting a new club…
  • Win a Team USA or Team Europe Custom Wedge from Cleveland Golf

    Rob Hayashida
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:44 pm
    Sandbox8.comWin a Team USA or Team Europe Custom Wedge from Cleveland Golf Every two years, the best American golfers face off against the best Europeans in what has quickly become the most riveting, most exciting event golf has to offer. This year Cleveland Golf is giving three lucky winners the opportunity to win either a Team USA or Team Europe custom wedge, to those who predict the correct score. All you have to do is either fill out the form on or via social media using the hashtag #Score4theCup. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, September 25, 2014…
  • Style Picks: Tom Morris Autumn Winter 2014 Collection

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

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

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

  • Guest Post

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:10 am
    Why You Should Golf in OhioOhio is a state known for many things – the very first professional baseball team in the Cincinnati Reds, producing eight US presidents (more than any other state), and having a university that dominates in many collegiate sports. It is also known for its temperate weather and its golf; with 44,828 square miles of land, there’s plenty of golf courses in Ohio on which to tee off.Golf is a highly popular pastime in the Buckeye State. This can often be seen in the many Ohio golf tournaments that take place as well as the variety of the local courses. Ohio offers…
  • Guest Post

    20 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    What To Do After Experiencing the Best Golf in Ohio?The Longaberger Golf Clubis know all around the States to have the best golf in Ohio. The course is huge, beautifully maintained and famously scenic. However, after a long day golfing, there are many other places to visit for a full experience of Nashport, Ohio. Nature preserves, walking trails, horse riding and the worlds largest basket are all waiting to be enjoyed by tired sportsmen.Blackhand Gorge State Nature PreserveThis gorgeous nature preserve is situated a fourteen minutes drive from the Golf course entrance. The main feature…
  • Book review

    10 May 2014 | 6:41 am
    This week I finished a softback book entitled 'Who is Harry Bigballs?' It is NOT for the faint of golfer.It's about a group of guys that have annual golf-a-pallooza of their own kind....the type of event that hundreds of males try to get hall passes for every year.Inside the read there are mash-ups of events you would see during your fraternity days on a golf course....did I mention only guys should read this....guys that are interested in reading about others' escapades during a golf outing.There are clever golf games to try though, with instructions on how to play....but will assuradly get…
  • Need a job?

    22 Jan 2014 | 3:48 pm
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  • Druid Hills Country Club

    17 Nov 2013 | 10:05 am
    Georgia Airways for Fairways, an excellent tournament/fundraiser for the American Lung Association/GA Chapter was recently held here. Nestled inside Old Atlanta's Fernbank neighborhood, where the prestigious Dogwood Invitational is held,  Druid Hills Country Club offered up some fine golf that required exacting shots, and precision putting on some of the most challenging greens MyDailySlice has ever played. It was nice to play inside the fences, instead of being on the outside looking in, to a gem of a private course.
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  • The 2014 Ryder Cup Winning Moment

    Sean Crogie
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Jamie Donaldson wins the Ryder Cup 2014 for the European Team at Gleneagles with a stunning second shot on the 15th green.
  • 2014 Ryder Cup Infographic

    Sean Crogie
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:29 pm
    With the Ryder Cup just a few days away our friends at Function 18 have put together a fun infographic on some interesting facts and figures surrounding the tournament that pits Team USA Vs. Team Europe. I know where I'll be this Sept. 26th-28th, tuned into the match play action.
  • Ryder Cup Preview

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

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

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

  • Kronos D’Arcy Putter Review

    Sean Weir
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Kronos Golf has come a long way since we first encountered them as a newborn putter brand in Las Vegas, with its young founders sharing prototypes from the trunk of their rental car during the 2012 PGA Expo. Today, Kronos Golf remains a small artisan outfit, but wind is gathering in its sails. Kronos is now led by co-founder Philip Lapuz, who has made particular headway into the Japanese market, which is a known hotbed of cultish golf equipment. One of Kronos Golf’s latest creations is the D’Arcy putter ($650), crafted in collaboration with Linksoul. The D’Arcy putter is a throwback…
  • 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…
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  • TIBA Putt Can Improve Your Putting for Just 20 Bucks

    GolfSpy MBP
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    You've no doubt heard the grotesquely overused expression "drive for show, putt for dough." If you're familiar with Mark Broadie's paradigm-shifting Every Shot Counts, you've come to realize that it's actually more accurate to say "short game for show, long irons and hybrids for dough", but that doesn't have quite the same ring to it. The point is that, while perhaps not to the extent that the cute little nursery rhyme has mislead us to believe all these years; putting still matters. I's an obvious point. So within that context, when the guys at TIBA Putt sent us their Impact Zone…
  • Rory McIlroy Bags Vapor Pro Driver – Nike Golf Wins the Ryder Cup

    Tony Covey
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Written By: Tony Covey Nike Golf just won the Ryder Cup. I know that's a bold statement to make considering there isn't any widely accepted criteria on which to make that assertion, but when the best player in the world basically launches your highly-visible (it's got Volt accents, people) latest and greatest at one of the sports' biggest events, well...from any reasonable marketing standpoint, that's winning...even if Nike Golf wasn't totally ready to play. Sure, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Rory McIlroy and his new Vapor Pro Driver could have an atrocious Ryder Cup, in…
  • Callaway’s New Big Bertha Iron is Up to 2 Clubs Longer*

    Tony Covey
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Written By: Tony Covey Stop me if you've heard this often of late; Callaway has announced a new product. Meet the new Big Bertha Iron. Isn't she something? You're probably going to want to read on to see what we think about the performance claims Callaway is making on its latest release. Admittedly, that intro has the tone of a cynical bastard, and really, for retailers and consumers too, iron release cycles are far less problematic than metalwoods. Because of the cost we don't replace them nearly as often (nor do most of us have the desire to), and most retailers don't stock much in the way…
  • How to Save the Great American Golf Shop

    Tony Covey
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Written By: Tony Covey Some of you had suggested that our coverage of the industry has been a bit too negative lately. I'm not sure what to tell you. It's not like we're making this stuff up as we go. Dick's laid off 500 PGA Pros and is scaling back it's golf business (you could make a case that the latter is a positive). TaylorMade is having a lousy year. They've cut staff, closed Adams HQ, and it may not be done yet. Callaway has successfully raised its average selling price and increased margins. By most reasonable accounts it's having a comparatively good year...and by good I mean it was…
  • First Look – 2015 Nike Vapor Flex Driver

    Tony Covey
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:17 pm
    It would appear that the proverbial cat has escaped its sack. Nike Golf is finding it increasing difficult to keep secrets, and that's probably a positive indicator where brand interest is concerned. 3 Vapor Models Nike won't be the only ones shifting to a bit of an as much tech as you're willing to pay for model this season, and so it's not the least bit surprising that all signs point to 3 distinct versions of the Vapor Driver. The early images showed both a fixed hosel driver (possibly a smaller Tour/Pro model), and an adjustable model that looks like the natural evolution (as natural as…
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    Scot Duke

  • Digital Marketing: A Soild Social Media Strategy Requires Human Resources

    Scot Duke
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    Seems many businesses are still struggling with the need to for developing a solid digital marketing strategy.  Many are still holding on to their view of social media as being just a fad.  As a result they will attempt to skirt the need to fully commit to a solid digital marketing strategy. Two Reasons a Business’ Digital Marketing Strategy Fails There are a number of reasons businesses will not commit to developing a solid digital marketing strategy.  Here are the top two reasons most businesses will report as being why they do not believe in social media.. The cost related to…
  • What The Heck Is SEO?

    Scot Duke
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Today the term Search Engine Optimization means something different than what it meant as little as three years ago.  Using the term SEO in a sentence use to be for only a few people who really knew how SEO actually worked. Back then knowing about SEO was the secret handshake needed to becoming a member of the SEO private club that only a few people knew existed. Today, there is more information on SEO than any other subject in business. However, there still is very, very, very little information available to answer the question over 90% of business owners still ask today…What…
  • How to Determine Who to Put in Your Google+ Circles?

    Scot Duke
    21 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
    One of the most questioned features of Google+ is Circles. I get asked nearly daily…How do I determine who to put in my Circles..or, Should I add the Circles people I do not know recommend? And now the new question...I was included in a G+ post as part of a very long list of people the author was recommending be put in their Circle…what’s up with this? There is a lot of confusion about Google+ Circles and there are even more posts from people around the world who have attempted to advise people on what they should do with Circles. I have previously offered my suggestions…
  • Who Is Scot Duke?

    Scot Duke
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    A number of years ago I wrote a blog that took a whimsical look at things people did not know about me.  It turned out OK, but it never really told people who I am and what I do or why I do what I do. I hope from what comes next you either confirm your thoughts of me or at the very least change them. The Question! Who is Scot Duke? I have never really asked myself that question but after doing so I found there are a couple of things I didn’t know about myself worth mentioning.  One being how hard it is write about ones self while answering the question. am I.  However,…
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  • SeeMore Tech Event - @PaulKaster (Royce Brook GC - Hillsborough, NJ - 9/20)

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

    SeeMore Admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Learn to Putt Like a MAJOR Champion (SPi George Connor – “Two-Time Connecticut Section PGA Teacher of the Year” and SPi / SeeMore Factory Rep. Brendan Shea - will be on hand to give putting fittings) September 13th (Saturday) – 10am-2pm Gillette Ridge 1360 Hall Boulevard Bloomfield, CT 06043 860-726-1430 Stop by anytime between 10am-2pm to learn some great tips about putting and get a fantastic putter fitting!!!  Bring a friend with you!! Share with Friends below -->>
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    SeeMore Admin
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:57 am
    short commercial before video (Throwback) - Zach Johnson started the final round of the 2013 BMW Championship three shots off the lead but was able to take control of the tournament with his putter for his 10th PGA TOUR victory. Click HERE to view Video. Share with Friends Below -->>
  • Immediate results with SeeMore’s Rifle Scope Technology (Taking the Divot)

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

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

  • Top senior amateur golfers fight out national title this week

    Brian O'Hare
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Australia’s top ranked senior amateur golfer Stefan Albinski will be looking for his fourth national title this week in WA THE 2014 Australian Men’s Senior Amateur Championship takes place this week at the Mandurah Country Club south of Perth. A top field has assembled for what is the premier event on the senior amateur calendar, 54 holes of strokeplay to determine the national champion. Top chances include three-time winner Stefan Albinski from Mona Vale in Sydney and fellow New South Welshman Denis Dale, a two-time winner. They are sure to face some tough competition, particularly…
  • The 2014 Ryder Cup winning moment

    Brian O'Hare
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
  • Joyful Europe claim 2014 Ryder Cup

    Brian O'Hare
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:08 pm
    By Brian O’Hare THE golf was spectacular and so were the scenes of celebration as Europe continued its domination of the Ryder Cup. The home side went into the final day singles matches at Gleneagles in Scotland with a commanding 10-6 overnight lead (the same score the Europeans overcame at Medinah two years ago) and early on it seemed the Americans might pull off something similar. First Graeme McDowell was three down after five holes to Jordan Spieth in the opening match and then the previously unbeatable Justin Rose was four down after six to Hunter Mahan. At one point the United…
  • Cameron Percy returns to US PGA TOUR in 2015

    Brian O'Hare
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:26 pm
    CAMERON PERCY was the only Aussie golfer to get through the Tour final series process and will take his place alongside 10 of his fellow countrymen already qualified for the main tour in the 2014/15 season. Percy was one of only five Australians who made the cut at the Tour Championship on the weekend and whilst finishing T40 on Sunday had already done enough to graduate to the lucrative US PGA Tour by way of his top 25 ranking on the secondary tour season money list. With one win this year on the Tour at the Price Cutter Charity Championship in August, Percy had a…
  • Countdown to 2014 Perth International

    Brian O'Hare
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    THE first big event of the Aussie golfing summer is less than a month away with preparations well underway for the 2014 Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Golf Club. The Perth International (October 23 to 26) has attracted a top field that includes three major champions in Jason Dufner, Charl Schwartzel and Geoff Ogilvy, plus Ryder Cup Europe team member Victor Dubuisson. There’s also five-time European Tour winner Brett Rumford, defending champion Jin Jeong and 2014 Texas Open winner Steven Bowditch in what is the event’s strongest field yet. The Perth International is the only event…
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    Tour Golf Blog

  • 2014 Ryder Cup Facts & Stats

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
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  • 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 […]
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    Perform Better Golf Blog

  • How To Hit A Golf Shot Under A Tree

    Mike Pedersen
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:38 pm
        I received an email from Joseph in Kansas, asking how to hit a shot from under a tree. Mike and I ran out and shot this video to help not only Joseph, but you if you’re effort in the same situation. Let me know what you think by commenting below. Golfingly Yours, Bobby Eldridge Head Pro
  • How To Stop Missing Short Putts

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

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

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

    Mike Pedersen
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:36 am
      Okay…Mike did it to me, but for a great cause! He nominated me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This charity is near, and dear to my heart, with many people affected by this dreadful disease. I challenge all of you to get wet, or pull out your checkbooks. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • The TeeSquare: Improve Balance & Stability in Your Golf Swing

    25 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    The TeeSquare is an ingenious little training aid that can help just about any golfer – from amateurs to pros (and everything between) – with one of the most common golf flaws there is – swaying (and moving off the ball). You’re listening to someone who has more training aids than Rory has of gutted tee-shots. That being said, for me, the simpler the better. Too many moving parts only disperses your focus. You want it laser-focused so you can optimize your time and focus when practicing. Let me tell you a little story about the TeeSquare. I was having the damnest time this…
  • 7 Putting Secrets You Need to Know

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

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

    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…
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    The A Position

  • The Grain – The 2014 Ryder Cup Issue

    21 Sep 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The Grain – 2014 Ryder Cup Issue A Q&A with U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson is one of the lively pieces in our jam-packed Ryder Cup issue of The Grain, now online. We look at host site Gleneagles in two ways–through the eyes of Jimmy Kidd, who focuses on six key holes of the PGA Centenary Course; and at the many amenities of the resort itself, celebrating its 90th year in 2014. We don’t stop there, of course. We offer insight on what to look for in the Cup matches, an essay on what kind of behaviour to expect from the fans, a mouth-watering portfolio of photographs of…
  • What to Watch For

    7 Aug 2014 | 6:25 am
    How is Valhalla setting up for the 2014 PGA Championship? It’s longer and trickier in several ways we discuss here in The Grain: 2014 PGA Championship Issue. There’s plenty more for your reading pleasure, too: John Torsiello ponders whether another playoff could be in the offing,  Terry Moore serves up a Q&A with course super Roger Meier, James Mason suggests the handicapping odds, while David DeSmith compares Valhalla with his home course, Val Halla. When you tire of relentless Tiger reports on television, check out Chris Santella’s piece on the Tour pros’ other…
  • 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…
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  • Golf in Latvia - The Senior Skins Match

    Nick Green
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The notion of running an event in Latvia came from Brig Pari, a DC native, who's mother was from Latvia. She and I met at a Christmas party and it was her vision that led to our first event. Where is Latvia you ask? Well, so did I when first approached about running a professional event there about 18 months ago. A quick Google search found Latvia in the Baltics bordering Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania and Russia. With an extraordinary history dating back over 800 years, Latvia has been occupied by the Swedes, Nazis, and the Russians...twice!So, 18 months and many early morning phone…
  • A Great New Ball Comes to Market - Vice Golf

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

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

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

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

  • Sneak peek: Those European Team room images

    Brian Keogh
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Seve Ballesteros in the European team room at Gleneagles - "Look into his eyes - His mission is clear" The 47 inch Bose TV with surround sound that Rory McIlroy (or his sponsors) gave Paul McGinley so he could "boom out" those inspirational videos was up in the team hotel. But we managed to pop into the team room in the Dormy House at Gleneagles, just next to the driving range, to see some of the images that McGinley used to inspire his troops to victory.The Dubliner even installed a fish tank with blue and golf fish to represent the European team colours. Q. Did you choose the breed,…
  • Bjorn and "less keen" Harrington leave the way clear for Clarke

    Brian Keogh
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington during the Sunday singles matches. Picture Pádraig Harrington wants to play in the 2016 Ryder Cup but he admits that he was so daunted by Paul McGinley’s sensational captaincy that he is now “less keen” to be captain himself.Harrington was called in at the 11th hour to be one of McGinley’s five assistants at Gleneagles but having once believed the vice-captains were on “a jolly” he had his eyes opened as to the huge level of commitment required from the man who leads Europe.Taking himself out the running for the captaincy…
  • 2016 European captaincy: McGinley won't hold grudge against Clarke

    Brian Keogh
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Victorious European captain Paul McGinley will be professional when choosing the 2016 captain. Picture Stuart Adams, Paul McGinley insists he won’t let his ice-cool relationship with Darren Clarke harden his heart and cloud his judgement when he sits down to help pick the 2016 Ryder Cup captain.Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell want fellow Ulsterman Clarke — the odds on favourite with the bookies — to lead the side at Hazeltine in Minnesota in 2016.McDowell has even cheekily called on McGinley to bury the hatchet with Clarke after their already cool…
  • That US team press conference in full

    Brian Keogh
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:28 pm
    #456250982 / gettyimages.comThe US team press conference was a fraught affair for captain Tom Watson with Phil Mickelson indirectly throwing him under the team bus by lamenting the loss of the Paul Azinger pod system that proved so successful at Valhalla in 2008. Here's the full transcript. But first, this tweet from Hunter Mahan.What just happened?— Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) September 28, 2014 2014 RYDER CUPSunday, September 28Press ConferenceAmerican TeamSTEVE TODD: I'm joined by the American Team. Tom, if I could ask you to start off, you must be very…
  • McDowell bowled over by McGinley leadership

    Brian Keogh
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Captain Paul McGinley talks to Graeme McDowell as he walks to the 16th green during Sunday's singles. Picture Eoin Clarke, Paul McGinley didn’t reinvent the wheel as European captain but he did such as great job refining an already established template that his successor has a huge task on his hands to live up to his standards.Nobody knows this as well as Graeme McDowell, whose role at Gleneagles was defined as far back as February, when he lost to Victor Dubuisson in the quarter-finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona."He’s going to be a massive part of the…
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  • Golding’s Girls Experience the Sweet Spot of Life, One Swing at a Time

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

    14 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    The teams are set – the lines are drawn – rivalries are heating up - and the Regnosaurus[1] and Archaic (R & A) are proving once again why golf isn’t keeping up with the social times -- all in the name of “tradition”.   Ridiculous! [caption id="attachment_1415" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Source:[/caption] But regardless of the shortsightedness of the Powers that Be over selfies, the Ryder Cup will once again have us all sitting on the edge of our sofas, hoping for a “down-to-the-final-putt” win by our favorite player from our chosen team. To…
  • Growing the Game of Golf one Club at a Time

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

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    It just doesn't get any better than this! If you and your family/friends want a memorable golfing vacation on Maui that will have you re-booking your next trip before you've even left, then you've come to the right place. Watch and listen to the ocean while sipping cocktails on the lanai My golfguy and I are owners of two vacation rental condos at the  very popular Papakea Resort, just 5 minutes from Ka’anapali Golf Courses and 10 minutes from Kapalua Plantation and Bay Courses and Lahaina. Hole #9 at Ka'anapali Kai - one of my favorites!   17th hole at Kapalua Plantation -…
  • Fritsch fore Fox Raises Money for Cancer Research, One Birdie at a Time

    31 Aug 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Photo courtesy of Brad FritschCanada’s own, BradFritsch, will be teeing it up this weekend (Sept 11-14, 2014) at The Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship to help secure his continued playing privileges on the PGA TOUR.But that’s not all.  He is also using this opportunity to work with his sponsor, TheTurnTee, to help raise funds for TerryFox Foundation Cancer Research through his Fritsch fore Fox Campaign.  Brad is asking all golfers to help rid the world of all forms of cancer by:1.    Making a pledge on Brad's Event page on the Terry Fox Foundation…
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    Golf Course of Rhymes

  • Some Thoughts on Golf in Three Short Rhymes

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Here are three four-lines verses that I would like to share with you on a beautiful late September morning in New England: THE YIPS PURE AND SIMPLE The yips occur when you can’t control The direction or speed of the ball you roll. You have the yips if you shake your putts Frequent attacks can drive you nuts. CHANGING ODDS Heard said that trees are nine-tenths air, If your ball gets over you hardly care; But if it’s low and lost from view - No more than even that your ball gets through. NEVER MISS To make a putt without a doubt A mind-trick to apply: Pretend that you’ve…
  • Above and Below Par

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

    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…
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    Golf Tips & Instruction For The Mental Game

  • How would you handle the first tee of The Ryder Cup?

    David MacKenzie
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    The first tee at The Ryder Cup is probably the most feared and pressured golf shot that Tour players are likely to be faced with. The jitters are so severe, that even the most experienced of players can struggle just to place the ball on the tee. “I was so nervous in 1997 I couldn’t get my ball to stay on the tee. It’s quite funny watching it now. I look quite calm and collected, and I almost look as though I know what I’m doing. But my hands were shaking and my eyes glazed over a little bit and it was obviously a completely different experience to what I’d been used to.” - Lee…
  • A Confidence Building Trick From Rory McIlroy

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

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

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

    David MacKenzie
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Through my experience of coaching players of all levels from junior to Tour player, there’s one mental skill that seems to elude the average player, yet the elite player utilizes it to the max to go low. When I give a playing lesson I try to get into the head of the player and I often find a stark difference in the approach to every shot with each ability level. And the outcome of the shot is definitely affected by this. When I’m working with a higher handicap player and I ask them what their thinking is before a tee or approach shot, the answer is typically: “To get it on the green (or…
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  • Smart Golf 101: Well Guarded, Windy Par 3

    The Golf Drill Guru
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    Next up in our smart golf series, is a very tricky par 3 hole that is 185 yards from the tips, and 145 yards from the beginner tees, with bunkers left, water right, and a 5-10 mph wind that slightly into us and coming from the right. This is a shot that scares the crap out of beginners and even ...
  • 3 Tips to Playing Wedges in the Wind

    The Golf Drill Guru
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:25 pm
    It’s the fall golf season up in Canada, and with it usually comes some windy days out on the course. Wind can wreak havoc throughout your game if you’re not ready to play in it. Wedges in particular are extremely tough to keep on line in the blowing wind. These shots hit the ball high, without much speed behind them, ...
  • Nike Vapor & Vapor Pro Driver

    The Golf Drill Guru
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by, we’ve got some brand new drivers to share with you from Nike Golf that recently popped on the USGA conforming list, and have made quite a buzz.  The real ‘tech’ in this new driver is the Flex Flight Module – a cylindrical weighted object that plugs into the back of these drivers to move ...
  • A brief comparison: Rx14 and RxF

    22 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    Hello everyone, as always thanks for stopping by. Given Renegar Golf’s recently introduced RxF wedges. We wanted to take a quick look and compare the RxF’s design features and options to Renegar Golf’s Rx14 wedges which they released earlier this summer. Rx14 Wedges                                   ...
  • Renegar Golf Introduces RxF Tour Proto Precision-Forged Wedges

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

  • Phil, Phil, Phil

    Rob Harris
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    By: Rob Harris The all too public, all too unseemly, all too untimely remarks by Phil Mickelson following Sunday’s Ryder Cup defeat were also all too ironic, in view of Phil’s pre-Cup comments about the European team. Shortly before the competition began, referencing Rory McIlroy’s ongoing lawsuit against his former manager–who continues to represent teammate Grame McDowell, Mickelson offered the following: “In response to a question about the Americans’ perceived lack of cohesion, Mickelson said, ‘Well, not only are we able to play together, we also don’t…
  • Back9Network Debuts, But Not Without Controversy

    Rob Harris
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Those interested in Back9Network, which bills itself as ”the world’s first multi-platform lifestyle network for golf lovers,” focused on “entertaining the male golfer in prime time,” can now tune in to DirecTV, as the network launched today. The debut, however, is not without controversy as it falls in the midst of litigation brought by its former Executive Vice President, described in its full glory here.
  • Golf Course Owner Loses Legal Bid To Obtain Public Records About His Competitors

    Rob Harris
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    By: Rob Harris Joseph Salemi may have lost the legal battle, but he gets an A+ for ingenuity. Salemi is the owner of Ohio’s Boulder Creek Golf Club. Boulder Creek competes with the eight public courses operated by Cleveland Metroparks. Aware that Ohio law enables one to obtain public records, Salemi submitted the following request to Metroparks: (1) “The email addresses for persons that have signed up for email lists for all golf courses owned or operated by the Cleveland Metro Parks currently on your data base.” (Request 1) (2) “The email addresses for persons that have booked…
  • Attorney Charged With Stealing From Clients To Finance Country Club Membership

    Rob Harris
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:50 pm
    By: Rob Harris I’m not sure if Waccabuc Country Club has a waiting list. If so, it’s likely one person shorter. Local news reports that, “authorities say Bronxville (NY) lawyer Timothy Griffin lived large — and stole over $1 million from his clients to help pay for it.” “According to the state Attorney General’s Office, between April 2009 and February 2014, he stashed the cash in his personal bank account and used it to pay for a membership at the Waccabuc Country Club, a BMW, a Lexus, expensive jewelry and other personal items.”  
  • Mickelson Invokes McIlroy Litigation In Ryder Cup Trash Talk

    Rob Harris
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:38 pm
    By: Rob Harris Enjoy this article from the New York Times describing Phil Mickelson’s pre-Ryder Cup stirring of the pot. “In response to a question about the Americans’ perceived lack of cohesion, Mickelson said, ‘Well, not only are we able to play together, we also don’t litigate against each other, and that’s a real plus, I feel, heading into this week.’ “Mickelson was referring to top-ranked Rory McIlroy, whose continuing lawsuit against his former management company has dragged into the fray Graeme McDowell, a fellow Northern Irishman and McIlroy’s…
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    Wei Under Par

  • Rory McIlroy celebrates Ryder Cup victory…in proper Scottish fashion

    Stephanie Wei
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    The European and American teams got together to celebrate the end of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Hotel on Sunday night. There was no shortage of alcohol and things got a little weird. Rory McIlroy posted the above photo of himself with Stephen Gallacher on his Instagram, wearing a wig and tartan kilt — oh, and he was shirtless.  On the American side, Rickie Fowler and (a presumably sober) Bubba Watson posed for a similar photo sporting the same costume as McIlroy. McIlroy told Sky Sports in a TV interview that the victorious Europeans had fun partying with the Americans following the…
  • Amazing Ryder Cup scenes in GIFs

    Bernie D'Amato
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:14 pm
    #456274692 / The competition was lopsided, but viewers of the 40th Ryder Cup were treated to many entertaining scenes. GIFs are courtesy of             And then, I think someone lost a bet. Courtesy of Hunter Mahan, a behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. team room: What just happened? — Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) September 28, 2014
  • Reed displayed talent, antics at Ryder Cup

    Stephanie Wei
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    #456254570 / Love him or hate him, Patrick Reed is certainly entertaining to watch, especially in the match play format. Reed missed a two-foot putt on the 16th in Saturday afternoon foursomes, which resulted in a spectator taunting him on the first tee during his Sunday singles match against Henrik Stenson. Reed, who isn’t known for his popularity on the PGA Tour (though that may have changed a little with this week), wasn’t bothered by it and even had a chuckle himself. On No. 1, it was a lot of fun,” said Reed. “Of course they’re going to…
  • Jamie Donaldson becomes Team Europe’s latest hero

    Bernie D'Amato
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:27 pm
      #456273506 / After finishing 24th at the PGA Championship, Jamie Donaldson received a phone call from Captain McGinley telling him that he was not guaranteed a spot on Team Europe. To secure his spot, Donaldson won the Czech Masters, and carried the momentum to a 3-1-0 record in his first Ryder Cup. Donaldson said, “It’s a pretty incredible experience for me to get on the team and then be part of a winning team, as well. It’s been an amazing few weeks.” In his first Cup, Donaldson won the decisive point by hitting a 140-yard approach on the 15th…
  • To the victor go the spoils

    Bernie D'Amato
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:31 pm
      #456276172 / Jamie Donaldson rode Thomas Bjorn like a bull as the winning European Team entered the post-tournament press conference. Spirits were high, laughs were plentiful, and champagne even more so. To the victor go the spoils, indeed. As Rory McIlroy spoke about winning the first point on Sunday, Lee Westwood popped a bottle of champagne, and the team began passing around glasses. The Europeans had already been celebrating for an hour, so they welcomed the continuation of the party. Ryder Cup rookie Jamie Donaldson won the decisive point, and after explaining how…
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    Eat Sleep Golf

  • Mizuno's New MP-T5 Wedge Delivers Complete Package - Spin, Feel & Control

    Scott Stevens
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Detailed Input from PGA TOUR Pro Luke Donald Allows for Greater Mastery on the Greens Norcross, Georgia – (September 25, 2014) – Designed from insight from PGA Tour professional Luke Donald, Mizuno unveils the latest ‘players’ teardrop wedge, the MP-T5.Featuring Mizuno’s patented Grain Flow Forging and incorporating loft-specific groove geometry and loft-specific sole grinds, the versatility and
  • Canadian Rockies Golf Courses Unveil Fall Rates and Specials

    Scott Stevens
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:31 am
    (CANMORE, Alberta) – Canadian Rockies Golf ( – the esteemed collection of mountain courses in Western Alberta – welcomes the fall golf season with special rates and packages. Available through the end of the season, golfers can net savings of nearly 50% at some courses. Highlighting the variety of options for both adults and junior golfers are the following deals.
  • Sven Tumba Classic Ignites 20th World Golfers Championship

    Scott Stevens
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:29 am
    The 20th anniversary celebration of the World Golfers Championship (WGC) will tee-off first with an exciting new two-day tournament - the inaugural Sven Tumba Classic which has been introduced in memory of WGC founder, the late world renowned sporting icon Sven Tumba.The Classic will be hosted at the outset of the World Final in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, SouthAfrica. WGC’s celebration of ‘
  • The Greenbrier Classic Announces First Annual Volunteer Charitable Initiative Campaign

    Scott Stevens
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    White Sulphur Springs, WV - September 18, 2014: During a check-presentation ceremony held today at The Greenbrier, the classic American resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV, officials of The Greenbrier Classic announced the results of the tournament's first annual Volunteer Charitable Initiative Campaign. The program, which is a new part of the tournament's established charitable vision, allows
  • Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts Announces ‘Bucket List Golf Package’

    Scott Stevens
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    Features Four GOLF Magazine ‘Top 100 Courses You Can Play,’ Four Nights of Oceanfront Accommodations, Numerous Extras (NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) – Myrtle Beach Seaside Resorts (MBSR) – operator of the area’s premier oceanfront condo-hotel and vacation rental properties – announces the “Bucket List Golf Package” featuring four nights of oceanfront accommodations and four rounds of
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    A guide to the best golf courses you can play in the U.S.

  • Reading Country Club

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

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

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

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

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

  • Would You Pay to Play One of America's 10 Most-Expensive Golf Courses?

    Bogey McDuff
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    How much are you willing to pay to play golf? What's the highest green fee you've ever paid for a round of golf? The most-expensive green fee I've ever paid is $120, although the most I've ever paid for golf is $480. I'll explain the apparent contradiction in a minute. First, here's a list of the 10 highest green fees in the United States. 10 Most-Expensive Green Fees at USA Golf Courses 1.
  • Booty Patrol: Sandra Gal

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

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

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

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

  • Bobby Spino Wins 2014 ADGA GOY Tournament; Laubacher Takes Senior

    Allen Freeman
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Bobby Spino rolls a putt home on his way to victory in the 2014 ADGA Golfer of the Year Tournament. Bobby Spino combined solid ball-striking with plenty of course knowledge to win going away at the 2014 Akron District Golf Association’s Golfer of the Year Tournament presented by Tire Source. Spino, who is a member at Massillon’s Shady Hollow Country Club, posted scores of 71-74 to finish one-over par for the tournament, good for a three-shot victory over Aaron Crewse. Another Shady Hollow member, Kurt Peterson, finished tied for third place with Howard Clendenin at 151. With his…
  • First Round Results, Second Round Starting Times: 2014 ADGA Golfer of the Year

    Allen Freeman
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:31 pm
      First round results and second round starting times from the Akron District Golf Association’s 2014 Golfer of the Year Tournament at Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon September 27 – 28th:       Championship Flight Bob Spino – 35-36–71 Howard Clendenin – 36-36–72 Kurt Peterson – 37-36–73 Aaron Crewse – 35-39–74 Al Freeman – 38-38–76 Dean Cutlip – 38-38–76 Shyane Bishop – 38-38–76 John Topeka – 41-36–77 Mark Guadagni – 38-40–78 Ryan Maxwell –…
  • 2014 Greater Cleveland Skins Game: Week 24 Results

    John Niedzialek
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:48 pm
    With just 4 weeks left in the 2014 season, Steve Blackburn Jr. made a statement at Madison Country club by extending his season leading total by making two more skins. Blackburn Jr. birdied the 267 yard par four 13th hole and the 427 yard par four 14th hole for skins. Mark Foss also grabbed a skin by making birdie on the 550 yard par five 16tth hole. Foss then took the Mulligan’s pin shot on the 180 yard par three 15th hole worth $44.00 Jared Dixon from Ashtabula finds the east coast swing to his liking at Madison as he made two skins himself and took home the pin shot on the 150 yard…
  • STARTING TIMES: 2014 ADGA Golfer of the Year Rd 1

    Allen Freeman
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    GROUPINGS AND STARTING TIMES: 2014 Akron District Golf Association Golfer of the Year Tournament Shady Hollow CC, Massillon, Ohio Round 1 : Saturday, Sep 27th     Tee #1 11:30 am Dean Cutlip Tommy Li Bruce Bailey Shyane Bishop Tee #1 11:40 am John Karamas Shaun Kloetzer Chris Plute Adam Stinogle Tee #1 11:50 am Mark Guadagni Mike Armour Rob Schustrich Al Freeman Tee #1 12:00 pm Dan Marr Bob Spino John Topeka Howard Clendenin Tee #1 12:10 pm Aaron Crewse Brian Vincelette Kurt Peterson David Trier Tee #1 12:20 pm Ryan Maxwell Rick Merrow Sam Spino Jr Tee #1 12:30 pm Raul Mandoza Rob…
  • FINAL RESULTS: 2014 Ohio Cup Matches

    Allen Freeman
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:20 pm
    The Northern Ohio PGA team has kept the Ohio Cup Trophy for the fifth consecutive year. The 2014 Ohio Cup Matches featured 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 was contested at Lakewood Country Club, September 22-24, 2014. The Southern Ohio PGA team won the Singles Matches battle today 8 to 6, but the five point lead the Northern Ohio PGA secured yesterday allowed them to win by a 3 point margin. The final score was NOPGA 15.5 – SOPGA 12.5. The current record is now Northern Ohio PGA…
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    Mr Business Golf

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • FanDuel FFFC Qualifier: A Rookie Experience – Week 4

    Andrew Wiedemann
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:06 am
    That was a rough week, I am looking to put last week behind me and looking forward to a brand new week and a brand new team. This is the beauty of one-week fantasy teams, you get to scrap them and start over every week. I was not able to do my normal research when selecting for Week 3 as I had to select my lineup via phone. The app was very easy to use and set my lineup, the only issue I found was in the internet reception on my phone wasn’t that good which didn’t help me on the research of stats and such I usually take some time to do. I like to utilize rule number 76 “No excuses, play…
  • The DraftKings Huddle: Week 4 Plays

    Kyle DeFrancesco
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    Week 3 is in the books and I hope you guys got on board with my picks as we hit on many of them.  Week 4 is the start of the “bye weeks” – Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, and St. Louis will not be taking the field this weekend.  DraftKings will once again offer the Sunday Million’s tournament with a $27 entry paying out $100,000 to 1st.  If you’re on a limited bankroll, I would suggest saving money for next week as DraftKings will offer a $27 tourney with $1,000,000 going to 1st place.   Let’s jump right into my picks for Week 4:…
  • FanDuel FFFC Week 3: Beginner’s Luck

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

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

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

  • Club Glove Burst Proof 2 Review

    Sean Ogle
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Over the past year or so I’ve started doing a lot more traveling with golf clubs. And we’re not talking throw them in the back of the car and head out for a long weekend a few hours away. Since I started this top 100 quest I’ve been flying all over the world playing top 100 golf clubs – and I needed a golf travel bag that would live up to the constant abuse I’ve been throwing at it. Up until recently I’d been using the Tour Trek GTS 3 bag, which I bought before my first trip last year. That bag sucked. Granted, it was less than $100, so far from top of the…
  • Turnberry Golf Club – Ailsa Course – The Most Scenic Open Course in Scotland

    Sean Ogle
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    It was about 2pm when we first arrived at Turnberry. I was exhausted, having been traveling for close to 24 hours and not sleeping a wink on either of my plane rides. However none of that mattered as we pulled up to the Links Lodge Bed and Breakfast, which was literally right off the first green of the Ailsa Course at Turnberry. Note: I can’t recommend this place highly enough. The owner Chris was fantastic, and the location is incredible. It became immediately clear that this was one of the most beautiful courses and regions in the world. Rather than play on our first day, we decided…
  • Why Golfers Should Track Their Rounds Shot-by-Shot

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

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

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

  • New Content Coming Soon!!!!

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    I want to first and foremost apologize to all of the Bonkers Fore Golf Readers out there. I haven’t been posting much here recently. I have taken a bit of a hiatus this summer as I have been working full time, teaching Golf part time, traveling – most notable France and South Carolina, and working on another passion of mine ( I will be writing more about a variety of Golf related opinions, reviews, Golf instruction, in the following days/weeks. Thanks for checking us out! Have a great day! Trent
  • 18 Greatest Golf Games of All Time

    26 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    Golf is an activity that is challenging, relaxing, and addictive, but unfortunately time, finances, and distance often stand in the way of enjoying the pleasures of the course. Fortunately, online and console golf games exist in abundance to help satisfy the craving, and these games are addictive in their own right. The intricacies of strategy and skill are well-translated into a virtual experience in many games; others offer a more casual approach. Whether playing the full 18 holes of real, famous golf courses or focusing on angles in a whimsical miniature golf games, I find the range of…
  • Golf Tees: The Ultimate Guide

    5 May 2014 | 10:09 am
    Golf tees may be one of the smallest pieces of equipment that is used in golf, but they are by no means unimportant. In many cases, they can make the difference between a perfect fairway shot that is straight down the middle and a slice that trickles off into the rough. The Origination Of Golf Tees In order to keep the tradition alive, 19th century golfers claimed that the “tee” was the spot where golfers first played. It was also the place where golfers were able to tee on the ground per the original golfing rules that were established in 1744. The rules stated that the tee had…
  • How To Purchase An Indoor Golf Simulator

    27 Apr 2014 | 11:04 am
    Are you looking to purchase an indoor golf simulator? Home golf simulators are an ideal choice since they provide a unique and great opportunity to hang out with family and friends and play Golf at the same time. There are many things that you need to look for when purchasing a home golf simulator and if you follow these tips you to make a sound choice. Things to Look For When Buying an Indoor Golf Simulator: Dancin Dogg OptiShot Infrared Golf Simulator   OptiShot Home Simulator Bundle • Types of Tracking: Some simulators track the ball whereas others track the club. It is advisable to…
  • Booking Your Golf Tee Time

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Recollect the previous way of booking tee times. Call up a course, wait for someone who wasn’t occupied at the moment, and hope that the tee times when your golf partners and you could play was yet open. If not, on to your second choice, after that your third, and don’t even think about it when night. When booking your golf tee time now, those tribulations are a thing in the earlier period. Reserving online will now be the most effective approach booking your time. The reasons the web booking services are taking over are: Convenience. You are free to reserve a tee time 24/7.
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  • Ryder Cup: Fun Facts and Stimulating Stats

    Patrick Hodgson
    25 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
          The 2014 Ryder Cup is here and golf fans are as excited as ever. Bragging rights, national pride, and PGA Tour redemption are all storylines this year for the event that started in... Read moreThe post Ryder Cup: Fun Facts and Stimulating Stats appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • 3 Family Golf Deals for Los Angeles Golf Courses

    24 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
      Golf is usually seen as an individual sport or something you do with your buddies to escape the everyday routine. However, it can easily also be an activity for the whole family. Whether you’re... Read moreThe post 3 Family Golf Deals for Los Angeles Golf Courses appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Driving Range Practice: 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Next Visit

    Patrick Hodgson
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    A huge part of golf commonly neglected by non-professional golfers is the driving range. Whether it’s a golfer new to the sport or one coming off a lengthy hiatus, there tends to be an incredible eagerness... Read moreThe post Driving Range Practice: 3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Next Visit appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Is the Tiger and Phil Era Over? Think Again.

    Patrick Hodgson
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The PGA Tour concluded yesterday and one of the loudest echoes spreading across golf communities in its wake is the end of the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson era. As you can imagine, such a bold statement... Read moreThe post Is the Tiger and Phil Era Over? Think Again. appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Golf Handicap: How To Calculate Your Score

    Patrick Hodgson
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
      There is a certain three-word question that gets asked in the golf community often. Care to guess? How about, What’s your handicap? It’s an inquiry that often provokes boastful, embellished, and embarrassed responses. So when... Read moreThe post Golf Handicap: How To Calculate Your Score appeared first on American Golf Blog.
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  • Playing In the Heat

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Mike Hansen - 0   August and September always seem to be the hottest months here in Southern California, and depending on where you are playing it can be extremely hot. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 318 Americans die every year of heat-related illnesses. Most of these deaths could be avoided if people better understood the dangers. So here are a few tips on how to protect you from heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Also, how to make sure your golf game does not suffer.   How much water should you drink? read more
  • 3 Family Golf Deals for Orange County Golf Courses

    11 Sep 2014 | 11:27 am
    Phil Oscarson 0   Golf is usually seen as an individual sport or something you do to escape with your buddies. The reality is it can easily be an activity for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to spend some quality time at the range or out on the course these 3 Orange County golf programs will help you get in your golf fix while maximizing family time.   1) Junior Golf Programs  read more
  • The Evolution of Posture

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
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  • How To Stop The Dreaded Fat Shots

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    Shawn Humphries - 0   Fat shots can ruin an entire round. It kills so much energy in a shot, causing you to lose yards and add strokes to your score. If you’re struggling with fat shots, have I got the answer for you. Your swing is too up-and-down, which causes either a fat shot or a wild slice. A too-steep backswing creates two problems: 1) The resulting steep downswing will force you to stick the club in the ground before impact (fat) read more
  • 3 Factors to Consider in Los Angeles Golf Courses

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    Phil Oscarson 0   Whether you live in Los Angeles or you’re just visiting there are a few things you should consider before selecting a course to play.   read more
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