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  • A Better Way To Judge Golf Greatness

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    Jaime Diaz
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If the first class of honorees to be choosen is any indication, the stature of the World Golf Hall of Fame will only improve thanks to its revamped selection process
  • Book Review: Draw in the Dunes -- The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish that Shocked the World

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    <a href="/contributors/cliff-schrock">Cliff Schrock</a>
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Each week GolfDigest.com will highlight a golf book that it finds of interest to readers. This week is: Draw in the Dunes: The 1969 Ryder Cup and the Finish that Shocked the World, by...
  • Photos: PGA Tour Wives And Girlfriends

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    Alex Myers
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You've seen them on TV. Maybe you've even seen them on the course. They're the better -- and often the better-looking -- halves of the PGA Tour stars you like to follow. Now here's your chance to get to know them better.
  • Checking in on the LPGA and JLPGA: Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Shiho Oyama, Ayaka Watanabe, Sun-Ju Ahn Lead the Packs

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    The Constructivist
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Just have time for a quick update on the Blue Bay LPGA and Nobuta Group Masters GC Ladies tournaments. The LPGA event on Hainan Island was supposed to be 72 holes, but the 2nd round was washed out by heavy rains and the tournament will be reduced to 54 holes.  That puts an even greater premium on the great start by Jessica Korda, who opened with a bogey-free 31 on the front and held on for a 66 that gave her a 1-shot lead on Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Brittany Lang, Caroline Masson, Lee-Anne Pace, and Jodi Ewart Shadoff and a 2-shot lead on Cristie Kerr, In-Kyung Kim, Chella Choi,…
  • Henley's Putting Gets Him Early Lead at Sea Island

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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.
 
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  • Checking in on the LPGA and JLPGA: Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Shiho Oyama, Ayaka Watanabe, Sun-Ju Ahn Lead the Packs

    The Constructivist
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:34 am
    Just have time for a quick update on the Blue Bay LPGA and Nobuta Group Masters GC Ladies tournaments. The LPGA event on Hainan Island was supposed to be 72 holes, but the 2nd round was washed out by heavy rains and the tournament will be reduced to 54 holes.  That puts an even greater premium on the great start by Jessica Korda, who opened with a bogey-free 31 on the front and held on for a 66 that gave her a 1-shot lead on Michelle Wie, Shanshan Feng, Brittany Lang, Caroline Masson, Lee-Anne Pace, and Jodi Ewart Shadoff and a 2-shot lead on Cristie Kerr, In-Kyung Kim, Chella Choi,…
  • My Picks for the Blue Bay LPGA

    The Constructivist
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Blue Bay LPGA starts in about 12 hours.  For the players in the field, it's a great opportunity to take advantage of the absence of the LPGAers in the running for best 2014 in the world of women's professional golf, Stacy Lewis and Inbee Park (who, BTW, are tied atop the Rolex Rankings), not to mention Suzann Pettersen (who's gotten a huge percentage of her career victory total on tour in Asia), So Yeon Ryu, Na Yeon Choi, and others Tony Jesselli mentions in his tournament preview.  For me, it's one of my last chances to get back in contention in the race to win the season-long…
  • 22 Under 22: October 2014 Update

    The Constructivist
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It's been awhile since I've updated my last ranking of the top 22 female professionals under 22 years of age--but they haven't stopped winning!  Leaving the list due to age are Ha Na Jang (6 KLPGA victories), Misuzu Narita (5 JLPGA victories, including 1 major), Natsuka Hori (2 JLPGA victories), Jenny Shin, Danielle Kang, and Rebecca Lee-Bentham.  They all turned 22 this year (Kang yesterday!).In what follows, I note wins and majors on the top women's professional tours, along with Rolex Rankings and Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index ratings and ranks.
  • So Now Who Do You Think Has Had the Best 2014 in Women's Professional Golf? And Will?

    The Constructivist
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:00 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.  As impressive as Stacy Lewis has been, her difficulty in sealing the deal has opened the door to some golfers who have been racking up wins of late.  Still, Stacy's still my #1 candidate:Stacy Lewis (3):  North Texas LPGA Shootout (May); ShopRite LPGA Classic (June); Walmart NW Arkansas Championship (June)Hyo Joo Kim (5):  Kia Motors Korean Women's Open (June); Kumho Tire Women's Open (July); Hanwha…
  • LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship Weekend: Newly 19-Year-Old Kyu Jung Baek Gives Herself Birthday Present with Playoff Win Over Brittany Lincicome and In Gee Chun

    The Constructivist
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    Kyu Jung Baek turned 19 on October 15th but could celebrate her birthday only with an opening 74 at the LPGA KEB-HanaBank Championship.  Yet with maturity beyond her years she figured out how to handle the winds and the Sky 72 Ocean course and her own balky back as she bounced back with rounds of 69, 68, and 67.  Her final-round back-9 31 included 5 birdies in a row and was so good that she even gave herself a chance to sink a curling downhill 6-footer on the par-5 18th for the win.  Even though she missed that putt, Baek succeeded in forcing her way into a playoff at…
 
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  • Henley's Putting Gets Him Early Lead at Sea Island

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. He didn't need one Friday in the McGladrey Classic.
  • Williams Guaranteed Year-End Number One Ranking

    By REUTERS
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals.
  • Whiteford Leads at Halfway in Perth International

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:22 am
    Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International on Friday.
  • Aussie Murdaca Leads Asia-Pacific Amateur

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday.
  • Heavy Rain Washes Out Play in Blue Bay LPGA

    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:21 am
    Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.
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  • Funny Girl: Jessica Korda

    Interviewed by Ron Kaspriske
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    She has three wins at 21. Meet Jessica Korda, one of the LPGA Tour's most friendly and bubbly pros.
  • A Better Way To Judge Golf Greatness

    Jaime Diaz
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If the first class of honorees to be choosen is any indication, the stature of the World Golf Hall of Fame will only improve thanks to its revamped selection process
  • Photos: PGA Tour Wives And Girlfriends

    Alex Myers
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You've seen them on TV. Maybe you've even seen them on the course. They're the better -- and often the better-looking -- halves of the PGA Tour stars you like to follow. Now here's your chance to get to know them better.
  • The Week In Style: 10.22.14

    Alex Holmes
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Alex Holmes' weekly look at what the pros are wearing on the golf course
  • 6 PGA Tour Swing Thoughts

    Matthew Rudy
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    These feel-based thoughts will produce pre-swing clarity.
 
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  • PGA prez: Poulter sounds like 'little school girl'

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.
  • Aussie Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific amateur

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday.
  • Aussie Murdaca leads Asia-Pacific amateur

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:47 am
    Antonio Murdaca of Australia shot a 4-under 68 to lead the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf Championship after two rounds by a shot from compatriot and overnight leader Todd Sinnott on Friday.
  • Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay LPGA

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:43 am
    Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes.
  • Whiteford holds one-shot lead at Perth event

    Associated Press
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:12 am
    Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International.
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  • Henley's putting gets him early lead at Sea Island (The Associated Press)

    24 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Russell Henley has a reminder on his phone that goes off every day at noon to tell him he's the best putter in the world. Playing for the first time since Sept. 14 at the Tour Championship, Henley one-putted 10 greens on the Seaside course at Sea Island and tied his personal best on the PGA Tour with a 7-under 63 to take the lead among early starters in the second round. ''After the first hole, I was just thinking, 'All right, you've got to hang in there and just be patient and hopefully get something going.' And I did,'' Henley said. ''That kept the round going, and then I felt pretty good…
  • Tennis-Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking (Reuters)

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:57 am
    (Updates after Williams reaches semi-finals) * Williams assured of year-end top ranking for fourth time * American qualifies for WTA Finals last four By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. ...
  • Heavy rain washes out play in Blue Bay LPGA (The Associated Press)

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:09 am
    Heavy rain washed out play Friday in the Blue Bay LPGA, forcing tour officials to cut the inaugural tournament from 72 to 54 holes. Jessica Korda topped the leaderboard after the first round at 6-under 66. Michelle Wie and Chinese star Shanshan Feng were a stroke back long with American Brittany Lang, South Africa's Lee-Anne Pace, England's Jodi Ewart-Shadoff and Germany's Caroline Masson.
  • Whiteford leads at halfway in Perth International (The Associated Press)

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:03 am
    Peter Whiteford of Scotland had back-to-back rounds of 66 to hold a one-shot lead at the halfway mark of the Perth International on Friday. Whiteford, who needs to finish first or outright second to retain his European Tour card, moved to 12 under with an eagle on the par-5 7th - his 16th hole - to move ahead of Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen, who followed up his first-round 64 with a 69. ''It's no holds barred, win or bust this week,'' Whiteford said. ''With the way I played these last two days I feel more confidence going into the weekend.'' Sihwan Kim of South Korea was in third place at 10…
  • Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking (Reuters)

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Needing to win in straight sets to stand any chance of advancing to the semi-finals, Sharapova lost the second set of her match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, ending her slim hopes of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. ...
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  • CME Group Tour Championship

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

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

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

    jason
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Knowing when a flier is possible can be the difference between a birdie and a bogey or even worse! The first indicator of whether the shot maybe a flier is the length of the grass your ball is in. If your ball is in taller than normal grass like rough there is a good chance it could be a flier. It only has to be tall enough to be able to get in between your ball and clubface. Another indicator is the wetness of the area around your ball. If enough moisture gets between the ball and the clubface this can also create a flier. Once you know that the shot may turn into a flier, now you need to…
  • Chip Shots vs. Pitch Shots

    jason
    1 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chip Shot A chip shot is meant to be a low trajectory shot with minimal spin. The goal is to get the ball on the green as soon as possible and have the ball roll to the hole like a putt. To hit a chip shot you want to use as little wrists and possible almost like a putt. The club head should never get above your hands. Pitch Shot A pitch shot is meant to be a higher trajectory shot with more spin. The goal is to land the ball closer to the hole and due to the spin and trajectory the ball will stop closer to the original spot at which the ball landed. To hit a pitch shot you now want to use…
  • Playing in the Wind

    jason
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Against The Wind Playing into the wind will typically decrease distance and increase spin. This creates a shot that will go shorter and stop sooner than a usual shot. Playing into the wind will also in magnify certain shots. For example, a cut may turn into a slice or a draw may turn into a hook. Strategies for playing against the wind involve… Moving the ball back in the stance to create a lower trajectory Playing a stronger club to compensate for the lost distance During the forward swing make sure your hands are well ahead of the ball at impact to create lower trajectory With The…
  • Defining the Teeing Ground

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

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

    Jordan Bianchi
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Jimmie Johnson expects Chad Knaus to return next season, but he also knows his crew chief will need to step away one day. Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus have been paired together since Johnson entered the Sprint Cup Series as a rookie in 2002. Since then the duo have formed one of the best driver - crew chief combinations in NASCAR history winning six championships and 69 races. Yet as successful as they've been together, the relationship between Johnson and Knaus has been filled some contentious moments. Following a frustrating end to the 2005 season, team owner Rick Hendrick held the…
  • College basketball recruiting roundup: All eyes on Isaiah Briscoe

    Harrison Malkin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Here's the latest in the news surrounding the top high school basketball players in the country. Five-star recruit Isaiah Briscoe, a 2015 guard, told Adam Zagoria that he will cut his list of schools to three on Saturday before making his college decision. The 6’3 guard has taken visits to St. John’s, UConn, Kentucky, Missouri, Seton Hall and Rutgers. Briscoe is on record saying he will make his decision soon. In the Crystal Ball from 247Sports, Kentucky is listed as having a 51 percent likelihood of landing the consensus top point guard in the nation, with St. John’s coming in next…
  • A Google VP just broke Felix Baumgartner's space jump record

    Michael Katz
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Alan Eustace's free-fall parachute jump was from 135,908 feet, which is quite high. From the nerds our friends at The Verge: He was wearing a custom-designed spacesuit that featured an "elaborate" life support system in case anything went wrong during the plunge. The trip up took two hours; he fell back to earth in only 15 minutes with peak speeds exceeding 800 miles per hour; spectators report hearing a sonic boom as Eustace raced through the sky. Honestly, the most impressive part of all of this is Eustace's official title: Senior Vice President of Knowledge.
  • Giants, Royals set World Series Game 3 lineups

    Marc Normandin
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    The series is all tied up 1-1, but now it's in San Francisco for the next three games. With the World Series moving to Giants territory -- where the designated hitter is not allowed -- the lineups finally look a little different. The Royals have moved Alex Gordon up from his usual sixth spot all the way to the two hole, subtracted DH Billy Butler from the proceedings, and switched in Jarrod Dyson for Norichika Aoki in the outfield. Aoki is normally the right fielder, but Lorenzo Cain will take over there in Game 3, leaving Dyson with center field, the position he normally comes in for late in…
  • Borussia Dortmund vs. Hannover 96: Preview and TV schedule

    Jack Grimse
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    They may have won 4-0 away at Galatasaray midweek, but Borussia Dortmund have lost three in a row in the Bundesliga. They host Hannover 96 Saturday looking to turn it around. Lingering in 14th in the Bundesliga, it hasn't been an ideal start to the season for Borussia Dortmund. They may be the hottest team in the Champions League, but there have been a multitude of problems in the league. Seven points from eight matches has the Ruhr club hovering two points above the relegation places. They will try to correct that at home against Hannover 96 on Saturday. Hannover 96 have made an average…
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  • The Golf Blog: Tom Watson issues mea culpa after unflattering revelations about his conduct at Ryder Cup

    mulligan
    4 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    “@Amanda_Balionis: Here is Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson's open letter in full: http://t.co/xwP2DDf7xB” wow. Tom Watson mea culpa — thegolfblog (@thegolfblog) October 4, 2014 The Golf Blog says: Less than 24 hours after ESPN’s Bob Harig revealed an unflattering account of how Tom Watson conducted himself at the Saturday night U.S. team “bonding” session, Tom Watson issued a full mea culpa for his controversial comments to the team. He also said he and Phil Mickelson patched their differences: “As for Phil’s comments, I completely understand his…
  • The Golf Blog: ESPN Bob Harig reveals shocking conduct by Tom Watson during Ryder Cup, which prompted Phil Mickelson’s outburst at press conference

    mulligan
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    Tom Watson may well go down as the worst captain in US Ryder Cup history. Read this devastating story by @BobHarig: http://t.co/Lf7GB0exMR — Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) October 4, 2014 The Golf Blog says: Wow, all we can say is wow.
  • The Golf Blog: Did PGA of America set Tom Watson up to fail at Ryder Cup?

    mulligan
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Phil Mickelson openly questions the methods of @RyderCupUSA captain Tom Watson http://t.co/kIo9uSWldK #RyderCup pic.twitter.com/S9X9qi5FvP — 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

    mulligan
    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

    mulligan
    27 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Q. Will Team USA win 8.5 of these 12 matches? Has happened… “@rydercup: Sunday singles match-ups pic.twitter.com/TAWa7CxCPt” — Luke Elvy (@elvisgolf) September 27, 2014
 
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  • Win a "Tee To Table" Trip to a Fabulous Gourmet Golf Event

    Patricia Hannigan
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Deanna Alfredo, whose terrific website Tee to Table, focuses on golf, food and travel is offering readers a unique and exciting opportunity to enjoy a very special golf lifestyle experience... an experience that involves a trip to Florida for an exciting celebrity golf event!  It's easy to enter, but here's the thing: the deadline is tomorrow at midnight... so get on it. And good luck!All info plus entry form can be found at Tee to Table.
  • Top 10 Golf Cakes - Creative Confections That Hit the Sweet Spot

    Patricia Hannigan
    8 Oct 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Today is National Cake Decorating Day!  It really is.  I first published a version of this story a while back... before I knew such a day existed...  but it does, and it's today and who doesn't love cakes?  So this just seemed like a perfect time to revisit it. Enjoy. There was a time... not long ago... when cakes conformed to certain specific standards; a wedding cake would generally be tiered and white, while a birthday cake was expected to be layered... and laden with candles. Thanks to several celebrity bakers and a few reality cooking shows, stunning, over-the-top cake…
  • 5 Fabulous Things About Playing Golf in October

    Patricia Hannigan
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    1- Unencumbered Courses: A surprising number of golfers put away their clubs... along with their white clothing... on Labor Day, freeing up the fairways for faster rounds... or slower ones if that's your desire. A little break between nines at Vails Grove Golf Course , Brewster, NY                                                         @GolfGirlMedia2- Gorgeous Weather: Across the US... and in many places around the globe... October provides a…
  • 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…
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  • Ted Bishop Authors a Bad Golf Story

    The Armchair Golfer
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:57 am
    Ted BishopIT SEEMS TO HAPPEN DAILY. A tweet or a Facebook post or other social media message enters the digital world and wreaks unnecessary havoc.Yesterday's social media fail was authored by PGA of America President Ted Bishop. Bishop, who was spending time with golf great and former European Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo, took exception to comments written about Faldo in Ian Poulter's new book, NO LIMITS.Bishop tweeted to Poulter: "Faldo's record stands by itself. Six majors and all-time RC points. Yours vs. His? Lil Girl."Then the PGA leader took to Facebook: "Used to be athletes who had…
  • PGA Tour Drives of More Than 400 Yards

    The Armchair Golfer
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Shawn StefaniAT LAST WEEK'S FRYS.COM OPEN, Shawn Stefani hit a 401-yard drive on a 410-yard hole. There was a caveat: Stefani's smash was a cart-path-aided drive."There's no way I could have hit one of those without the help of concrete," Stefani told PGATour.com.Another thing: "I made par," Stefani commented. "So it is what it is."These guys who are good are also long off the tee. How long? The tour published the following chart showing drives of 400-plus yards in recent seasons.SeasonDrives of 400+LeaderEventDistance2013-141Bubba WatsonWGC-Bridgestone424201319Phil…
  • Golf on TV: McGladrey Classic, AT&T Championship, Blue Bay LPGA, ISPS Handa Perth International

    The Armchair Golfer
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.Chris Kirk will try to defend his 2013 title in his home state this week at the McGladrey Classic in St. Simons Island, Ga., with Matt Kuchar, Zach Johnson and Webb Simpson also headlining the field. The Champions Tour is in San Antonio for the AT&T Championship, which is the final opportunity for players to try to position themselves inside the top-30 of the season-long Schwab Cup points race, which would qualify them for next week’s season-culminating Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona.The…
  • Playing With Hogan: Fred Hawkins, Part 1

    The Armchair Golfer
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Fred Hawkins often practiced with the most feared player on the circuit—Ben Hogan. “I played a number of practice rounds with [Hogan],” Hawkins told me. “[H]e’d always ask me to come down to Fort Worth a couple of days early so he’d get a little competition [and] practice that way.” In the continuation of this series, you'll learn about Hawkins and his Hogan stories.Fred Hawkins in 1959.I MET FRED HAWKINS IN 2007 on the Champions Tour, where he and 15 or so other legends played in pro-am and other events. Hawkins played on the PGA Tour from 1947 to 1965. He won once, the…
  • 2015 HOF Class Notes: A.W. Tillinghast

    The Armchair Golfer
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:44 am
    An early 20th century brochure featuring Tillinghast golf courses.Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame as the Class of 2015. Following is a profile of Tillinghast.By World Golf Hall of Fame CommunicationsBorn in 1874, Albert Warren (A.W.) Tillinghast took golf lessons from Old Tom Morris, was an admirer of St Andrews, and used that knowledge to become a true pioneer of American golf. He was a prolific architect, with more than 100 U.S. courses to his credit. He was also an original member of the PGA of America and…
 
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    Aussie Golfer

  • Golfer turns easy 3-foot putt into difficult 30-foot putt: video

    Aussie Golfer
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:44 pm
    Here’s an option for those of you with the yips… We can thank the great Andrew Gaze for spotting this one and posting to Twitter. This golfer named Greg was playing the 9th hole at the Links Golf Club in Fife, Scotland. Faced with a simple 3-foot putt for birdie, he decided to make it a little more challenging and play away from the hole and up the hill. In what looks like something he’s tried before, the ball comes back down the hill and in the hole for one of the most creative birdies you’ll see.
  • Check out these fantastic tee shot photos from the Perth International

    Aussie Golfer
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Wanna see Jason Dufner playing golf on the beach? No problem. The ISPS HANDA Perth International tees off at Lake Karrinyup Country Club tomorrow and the Western Australian tourism board have come up with some fantastic back drops for the tees that make for some great photos. #457644770 / gettyimages.com #457632022 / gettyimages.com #457631994 / gettyimages.com
  • The strongest field of the summer arrives for Perth International

    Aussie Golfer
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are plenty of great reason to be watching the Perth International this week. There is a great field assembling at Lake Karrinyup Country Club this week for Australia’s richest golf tournament, the ISPS HANDA Perth Invitational. If you can’t get along to the tournament, then it’s being broadcast on 7Two each day from 1pm (AEST). Frenchman Victor Dubuisson is the highest ranked player in the field and will play in the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament for the first time, after watching the event on TV in previous years.
  • Jason Dufner kicks a footy and hits golf balls at Patersons Stadium

    Aussie Golfer
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    The ISPS HANDA Perth International tees off this week at Lake Karrinyup and Jason Dufner returns to golf from a neck injury. The first big golf tournament of the Australian summer tees off in Perth this week when the stunning Lake Karrinyup Golf Club plays host to the third ISPS HANDA Perth International. Played for AU$1.75million, the Perth International is Australia’s richest professional golf tournament and the only one co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour.
  • Magpie takes out a drone on Sydney golf course: video

    Aussie Golfer
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    The Daily Telegraph have reported that a Sydney based video producer was doing some filming via his drone at the Mona Vale Golf Course on Sydney’s northern beaches, when a magpie took a disliking to the aerial intruder. I’ve already been swooped and hit twice playing golf this spring so I’m not surprised the magpies took offence to a drone invading their local airspace. Magpie 1, Drone 0.
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    ChuckEvansGolf.com

  • How To Practice Your Golf Game

    Admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:47 am
    Here is a little video with Brenndan Cooper and myself going through some practice drills and how to set up a practice station.  
  • Stop That Wicked Slice… Now!

    Admin
    4 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    An estimated 78% of all golfers slice the golf ball!  Watch to learn how to stop that slice and turn it into a shot that draws.  
  • Your Body, Your Swing – Part 2

    Admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    In this episode I will be discussing more details about how to match your swing to your body.
  • Get Your Weight Forward For Better Ball Striking

    Admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    Here is a quick tip on how to improve your ball striking.  This was a couple of years ago at Gold Canyon in Arizona, I have since moved to Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City, MO.
  • Speed Control On Putting

    Admin
    13 Sep 2014 | 7:12 am
    Here is our latest segment on putting with speed control.
 
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    Golf Babes

  • Danielle Kang Wins Car With Hole-In-One

    The Squire
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    It was a pretty good birthday this year for Danielle Kang, who turned 22 just a few days ago. But because of her travel schedule - flying into China for this week's Blue Bay LPGA - her birthday stretched and stretched and stretched. “It was the longest birthday of my life actually," Danielle said. "We went on the plane and it was like a charter plane, so everybody is like 'happy birthday' on
  • Want One of Morgan Pressel's Signed Golf Bags? One Week Left

    The Squire
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    #451688211 / gettyimages.com Morgan Pressel is giving away two of her own stand bags this month, both autographed, and if you want one it's very easy to throw your name into the hat. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As I'm sure you know, the fight against breast cancer is a very personal one for Morgan, who lost her mother to the disease at a young age. So Morgan has always used her
  • LPGA Stars on Hainan Island

    The Squire
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    There's a brand new tournament taking place this week on the LPGA Tour, the Blue Bay LPGA on Hainan Island, China. And some of the LPGA players there shares photos on Instagram and/or Twitter of their pro-am party attire or poolside cool: Here are the newly blue-haired Jessica Korda and Jodi Ewart: Lexi Thompson relaxing poolside: The tour's three musketeers, Mina Harigae, Lizette Salas
  • Life Coach Carly Booth?

    The Squire
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:09 am
    Ladies European Tour star Carly Booth shared some very simple yet very powerful advice on social media today. Here it is: Live in the moment. Enjoy the little things and be thankful #blessed http://t.co/uMgg0d2OuV— Carly Booth (@CarlyBooth92) October 22, 2014 And the accompanying photo? If you follow Carly - and you should - one thing becomes perfectly clear about her: She's a very happy
  • Sharmila Nicollet Featured in Courtyard by Marriott Campaign

    The Squire
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:54 am
    Courtyard by Marriott recently ran a promotion called the "Elevator Pitch," a campaign around its Young Entrepreneur Challenge. And Indian golfer Sharmila Nicollet was a big part of the campaign in Marriott International Asia Pacific territory. Watch the video: Entries for the contest are closed, so don't get any last-minute ideas for submissions. The last minute is already past. The contest
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    GolfNow.com Blog

  • Celebrate a Golf-Themed Halloween

    Katherine Eardley
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:32 am
    Halloween is just a week away! Why not dress up like your own personal superhero this year — your favorite golf pro! Here are a few costume ideas to represent the sport this Halloween.   Bubba Watson Watson’s signature Ping … View More ►
  • Harvest Wine Weekend

    Katherine Eardley
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    The Harvest Wine Weekend just recently wrapped up in Paso Robles, Calif., where 130 wineries opened their doors for guests to experience their busiest and most exciting time of the year. Visitors from far and wide explored winery tasting rooms, trod … View More ►
  • Want to Play a Spooky Round? October-Themed Golf

    Katherine Eardley
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:48 pm
    October is one of our favorite months for golf. The cool, crisp air of fall has set in and made for some excellent playing conditions. The leaves are changing colors, creating new beauty on the course, and the spooky Halloween … View More ►
  • QUIZ: Which pro golfer are you?

    Katherine Eardley
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
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  • 5 Must Play Courses This Fall

    Lindsey
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:24 am
    When there’s some snap in the air and the days get a little cooler and shorter, you know it is fall. And for many autumns is the best time of the year to play. Courses can be particularly beautiful this … View More ►
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    Hooked On Golf Blog

  • Video Flyover: Hidden Valley Country Club Mountain Course 6th Hole

    Tony Korologos
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Here’s a video clip from Monday’s golf aerial flight at Hidden Valley Country Club, a few minutes from HOG World Headquarters.  This video was shot in some very windy conditions […]
  • Review: LaGila Sports Golf Wipes

    Tony Korologos
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    With a 23 month old toddler in the house my best friend is baby wipes. They’re like miracle cloths that clean up milk, food, fingerprints, barf. You know, the crucial […]
  • First Look: Wilson 8802 Putter

    Tony Korologos
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    In golf we screw things up by making them too complicated. Such is not the case with the Wilson 8802 Putter, which is in for review here at Hooked On […]
  • Review: SportRX Oakley Flak Jacket XLJ Jet Black Prescription Sunglasses

    Tony Korologos
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    The last few months I’ve been happily testing out prescription sunglasses from SportRX in San Diego, California.  SportRX makes custom prescription sunglasses out of frames from the top brands like Oakley, […]
  • Golf Aerials – Hidden Valley Country Club

    Tony Korologos
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    I’m really making great progress on my golf aerials photo/video rig.  If you need aerial photos or video, contact me.  Yesterday’s shoot at Hidden Valley Country Club here in Sandy, […]
 
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    Kiel Christianson

  • Ball Couture: Glamming up the golf ball

    Kiel Christianson
    4 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    Golf balls today can be customized to fit your swing. But can they fit your personality? If you're a lady golfer and looking to add some pizzazz to your game, check out Ball Couture. The new company offers balls in pink, orange, and two shades of yel…
  • Treating my PGA Championship hangover with small-batch Kentucky bourbon

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

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

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

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

  • Cobble Beach Offers Fall Golf Play-and-Stays

    Sean Crogie
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:23 pm
    The 18th Hole at Cobble Beach, Fall FoliageLooking for more Fall Golf Getaways look no further then Cobble Beach on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay. An area I get to every year and will definitely be putting Cobble Beach on my must play list.  Cobble Beach, the 600-acre golf resort community on Ontario’s stunning Georgian Bay, is offering play-and-stay packages through October and into November until the course closes for the season.Located just over two hours north of the Greater Toronto Area, Cobble Beach features a thrilling, links-style Doug Carrick-designed golf course with…
  • 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…
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    PutterZone - Best Putter Reviews

  • Exclusive! Unboxing The Cleveland Smart Square Blade & Stubby Putters

    Sean Weir
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:37 am
    It’s hip to be square once again as Cleveland Golf is set to release the latest models in its Smart Square putter series, specifically the Smart Square blade and the Smart Square Stubby trainer. In this exclusive unboxing gallery, you get the visual scoop on these two new sticks. The Smart Square blade is a natural evolution of the original Smart Square mallet, while the Stubby is the cutest darned thing ever to hit the green. The Cleveland Smart Square Stubby training putter ($79) is billed as “a simple yet elegant practice putting tool,” designed to help golfers…
  • 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…
 
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    Golf Forum - Golf Blog (MyGolfSpy.com)

  • YOUR Game-Changers of 2014

    Tony Covey
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    With the 2014 season winding down for those of us in cold weather states, and the 2015 PGA Season now underway (how crazy is that?), we think it's an appropriate time for you to take a look back at your 2014 golf season and to tell us about the best gear you added to your arsenal in 2014. What game-changing equipment did you add to your bag? Perhaps one or more of the following: Club Shaft Ball Training Aid Personal Launch Monitor An app The bag itself ANY other accessory or piece of gear that has had a positive impact on your overall golf experience. Take our unbelievably short survey below…
  • The Next PIMP List Wedge will be inspired by YOU

    Tony Covey
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    From Star Wars To... After seeing #ThePIMPList, UK club refinishing house, Golf Alchemy, sent us the now famous (on Twitter and Facebook anyway) Star Wars wedge. The company must have seen some voluntary post Pimp List participation as an opportunity to show off their incredible laser engraving capabilities, not to mention their love of movies, and a bit of imagination too. They weren't wrong. As I just said (pay attention...don't make me repeat myself), the Star Wars wedge was among the (if not the) most popular things we've ever posted to Facebook and Twitter. To say the response was…
  • Nike Vapor Metalwood Launch – Live from the Oven

    Tony Covey
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:13 pm
    You've probably already seen the new driver (and fairway and hybrid), but today Nike Golf is making the Vapor Metalwood thing official. MyGolfSpy is on site at The Oven in Ft. Worth, Texas to bring you all the details, and to share our first hand impression of the new product both on the launch monitor and on the golf course. Live Coverage  
  • Live from Vegas with TaylorMade & RSi

    Tony Covey
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    By now you've already read about the new RSi irons from TaylorMade. Of course, this is a TaylorMade launch, and by company standards it's a pretty big one, so yes, there's more. Our own Spy Zinger is on-site with TaylorMade in Las Vegas for the official RSi Launch Event. Follow live as we bring you more details about the irons, and whatever other surprise TaylorMade has in store. Live Coverage
  • TaylorMade Announces 3 Slot-IER RSi Iron Sets

    Tony Covey
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Written By: Tony Covey TaylorMade's summer of hibernation has come to an end. The company is kicking off fall with the announcement of 3 new irons - all part of a new family of products called RSi. At the risk of spoiling the surprise, the R in RSi is simply a nod to TaylorMade's R-series (this whole SLDR thing is dead), while the Si piece is short for slotted irons, and so yes...all the 3 new models feature slots in the long an middle irons. Oh, but wait, there is definitely more. All 3 sets feature what TaylorMade is billing as revolutionary Face Slot Technology. It wasn't enough for…
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    Scot Duke

  • How To Use Social Media to Generate Business

    Scot Duke
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:25 am
    The question…“How should I use Social Media to Generate Business”…ranks somewhere near the top of the list of questions I am asked on a daily bases. It is a tough question to answer since there is no one-way to use social media to generate business. Many businesses are quickly finding out they are far behind the curve in using social media.  To keep from showing to their competitors and consumers (which is nearly everyone) they have a weakness they will quickly jump into the social spaces after reading a few blogs about how to use social media written by people…
  • What Is All The Fuss About Digital Marketing?

    Scot Duke
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    If you have noticed, there is a lot of talk about digital marketing.  What is Digital Marketing? Definition  Digital marketing is marketing that makes use of electronic devices (computers) such as personal computers, smartphones, cellphones, tablets and game consoles to engage with stakeholders. Digital marketing applies technologies or platforms such as websites, e-mail, apps (classic and mobile) and social networks. Social Media Marketing is a component of digital marketing. So..what’s the big deal and why is there this big fuss about the need for digital marketing? The big deal and…
  • Are Online Rants a New Form of Marketing?

    Scot Duke
    7 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    Using the internet to complain about something has been going on since the internet was created.  I am sure the first rant started over something about how lame the internet was because there is nobody using it. Ranting is still going on today and will probably go on as long as there others who will read them or will listen.  There are some people who have made posting a rant a daily affair.  Then there are others who have made rants into a new art form.  The better rants are the ones where you don’t know you are reading ..or listening to..a rant until the last sentence or…
  • Using the Google Plus Embed Post Feature

    Scot Duke
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:53 am
    If you are not using Google+, well..why not?  There are a large number of features and advantages to using Google Plus.  One of them is the ‘Embed Post’ feature that is one of my favorite. Why..will below is a post I made on Google Plus.  You can see it here on my Blog and on my Google+ Page.  Comments made here and on my Google+ Page show in both places. This helps with drawing traffic to my site since the content from the post is readable to the Google Search engine.  So…why wouldn’t you use the Google+ Embed Post Feature???  Enjoy!!
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    SeeMore Putters Blog

  • Russell Knox (Tour FGP SS) interview after Round 2 of Shriners

    SeeMore Admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:36 pm
    short commercial before video Following a second-round 67, Russell Knox reflects on his play in the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with Fred Albers from PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.COM. Click HERE to view Video. SHARE with Friends Below -->>
  • Russell Knox (Tour mFGP) making a few birdies during Round 1 at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open

    SeeMore Admin
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    short commerical before video In the opening round of the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Russell Knox hits his 122-yard approach shot on the par-4 10th hole to 23 feet then drains the putt for birdie. In the opening round of the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Russell Know hits his 207-yard tee shot on the par-3 17th hole to 15 feet then converts the putt for birdie. In the opening round of the 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, Russell Knox hits his 141-yard approach shot on the par-4 18th hole to 18 feet then converts the putt for birdie.  In the opening…
  • SeeMore Tech Event - @PaulKaster (Royce Brook GC - Hillsborough, NJ - 9/20)

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

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

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

  • Eagle helps Whiteford soar to Perth International 2nd round lead

    Brian O'Hare
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:55 am
    Peter Whiteford needs a top two finish in Perth “to keep his job”. Photo: SMP Images/IMG Media SCOTLAND’S Peter Whiteford took the outright overnight lead of the 2014 ISPS HANDA Perth International with the help of a “miracle” eagle late in his round. The eagle saw Whiteford overtake Denmark’s young gun Thorbjorn Olesen to lead the championship by one shot. Shooting a solid 6-under 66 for a two round total of 12-under, Whiteford said he was pleased with his effort. “I was disappointed to not take a few chances today, so that eagle kind of made up for a couple of…
  • Aussies Take Top Two Positions at Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship

    Brian O'Hare
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:14 am
    Antonio Murdaca drives form the 6th tee at Royal Melbourne on his way to a one stroke second round lead against some of the world’s best young amateurs. Photo by Dave Tease/AAC ANOTHER Australian has vaulted into the lead at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship after 19-year-old Antonio Murdaca posted his second consecutive round in the 60s at Royal Melbourne on Friday. Murdaca, who made the best of the blustery conditions Thursday afternoon with an opening 69, improved upon that with a 4-under-par 68 in the second round to overtake Todd Sinnott, the first-round leader, by a shot. The…
  • Wade and Olesen take early lead at 2014 Perth International

    Brian O'Hare
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:36 am
    1st round joint leader John Wade reckons he’s spent more time recently selling Gatorade than playing professional golf. Photo: SMP Images AUSSIE journeyman golfer John Wade and European Tour star Thorbjorn Olesen held the overnight first round lead at the 2014 ISPS HANDA Perth International at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club. The 46 year old Wade, who said he’d been selling more Gatorade in the pro shop than playing golf recently, set an early cracking pace with a course record 8-under 64 in the morning session. Playing in the morning field, Victorian John Wade set a cracking pace…
  • Sinnott leads Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne

    Brian O'Hare
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    A two iron and a lot of local knowledge helped Todd Sinnott take the overnight lead at Royal Melbourne. (Photo by Brett Crockford/AAC) YOUNG Aussie Todd Sinnott held the first-round lead at the 2014 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Royal Melbourne on Thursday after an opening round 5-under 67. Sinnott, 22, is renowned in elite amateur circles for his long hitting but throttled back on the Royal Melbourne composite course by mostly deploying two irons off the tee. He used his driver just twice. He also had use of the benign early-morning conditions that favored all the players on that side…
  • Aussie foursome tackling US PGA Tour event in Georgia this week

    Brian O'Hare
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    2014 McGladrey Classic Preview: Leaderboard JUST four Aussie golfers will be teeing it up at the US PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic at the Sea Island Seaside Course in Georgia this week. Aaron Baddeley, Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby and Cameron Percy will be flying the Aussie colours, with many of their compatriots already back home for the Perth International … or otherwise engaged (or busy not playing golf). America’s Chris Kirk is the defending champion this week while the highest ranked player in what is the tour’s third event of the new season is Matt Kuchar. TV Times Live coverage…
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    Tour Golf Blog

  • Can the New Task Force Save the US Team After its Crushing Defeat in the Ryder Cup?

    Christian
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:06 am
    With the US team having been handed a firm beating in the recent Ryder Cup, the great and the good have pulled together a task force to try and solve their problems. No matter what great minds they put on the case, however, the answers will not be easy to come by. A team without […]
  • 2014 Ryder Cup Facts & Stats

    Christian
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
      Add this infographic to your site <p><strong>Please include attribution to www.function18.com with this graphic.</strong><a href="http://blog.function18.com/2014/09/ryder-cup-facts-and-stats/"><img alt="Ryder Cup Facts And Stats Infographic" src="http://blog.function18.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/RyderCup_infographic.gif" width="560px" border="0' /></a></p> <p>
  • How to Golf – Jason Dufner

    Christian
    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

    Christian
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Just how good is young Rory McIlroy? Here's a great infographic from Function18.com 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

    Christian
    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 […]
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • Innovative Mental Skill Training with THINQ Golf

    Doug
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    THINQ Golf is a leading company that is helping golfers (and other athletes) to optimize their performance through scientifically based games and education. Training your mind/body for optimum performance in golf is really the new frontier in athletic training that has been only *somewhat* explored but TG is really taking this to a new level in their world-class, innovative products and training. How Did This come About? THINQ Golf was founded in 2012, by a select group of sports psychologists, neuroscientists, and PGA/LPGA professionals who were searching for tools and methodologies on how…
  • Golf in Western France

    Doug
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:03 am
    Ah, “Gay Paree”! When was the last time you visited that enchanted city and all the marvels it has to offer? For me, it’s been far too long but I’m heading back next summer for the art, wine and golf! Did I say “golf”? Yep, I did — and it’s not exactly in Paris but slightly to the West – golf in Western France. Like I mentioned, I have been to France before and just loved it but I have never even swung a golf club there. French golf often gets a bad rap and it’s difficult to even name a few prominent French Professional golfers. Only a handful come to mind –…
  • The TeeSquare: Improve Balance & Stability in Your Golf Swing

    Doug
    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

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

    Doug
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    You may have seen Michelle Wie or a number of others on the PGA or LPGA Tour using that strange, brightly colored tape on their bodies. Well, what the heck is it and why are they using it? The first thing you might notice is how weird it can look. Looks like some bored kids who might have (just for fun) used some bright-colored duct tape on one of their siblings while sleeping. It’s called Kinesiology Taping (KT) and it’s actually been around for over 40 years. World Class athletes are touting the benefits of kinesiology tape for its ability to accelerate healing, increase circulation and…
 
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  • When and Why Should I Get Fitted for Golf Clubs?

    Nick Green
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    What's the best collective noun for golf shafts? A bag, a bunch, a quiver?I get asked both questions a surprising number of times. Let's start with the when. There used to be an easy answer and it was a function of the golf club manufacturers launch schedule. January is the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando and having been a participant for the past 25 years, I know "the show" pretty well. All the big boys, Callaway, Nike, Ping, TaylorMade, Titleist used to launch all their new clubs in January and make them available to the public soon afterwards.All that has changed as the manufacturers have…
  • 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.
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    Irish Golf Desk

  • Tramore 10 behind in European Men's Club Trophy

    Brian Keogh
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Tramore's Robin Dawson in action during the British Amateur at Royal Portrush earlier this year. Picture:  David Lloyd / www.golffile.ie Irish champions Tramore Golf Club are 10 strokes behind leaders Italy heading into the final round the weather-reduced European Men's Club Trophy in Bulgaria.International Robin Dawson shot a level par 72 and Paul Flynn a four over 76 as Chris Butler's 77 was discarded to leave them in 12th spot on 148 at Pravets Golf Club east of Sofia.Team scoresIndividual scoresItaly's Parco di Roma head defending champions Clube de Golfe de Vilamoura…
  • Roundup: European Men's Club Trophy, Web.com Q-School

    Brian Keogh
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:50 am
    Pravets Golf Club in Bulgaria, venue for the European Men's Club Trophy European Men's Club Trophy — Torrential rain forced play to be suspended in the opening round of the European Men's Club Trophy at Pravets Golf Club, 40 miles east of Sofia.Tramore Golf Club are Ireland's representative following their win in the AIG Senior Cup at Carton House last month.Play abandoned for the day at the European Club Trophy due to rain 👎⛳️ #Disaster— Robin Dawson (@dawson_robin) October 23, 2014 Robin Dawson reported that he was level par on the 12th tee with team mates Paul…
  • Galbraith six behind in Faldo Series Grand Final

    Brian Keogh
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:15 am
    John-Ross Galbraith. Picture courtesy Pat Cashman John-Ross Galbraith is six shots behind the Czech Republic's Simon Zach heading into today's final round of the Faldo Series Grand Final at The Greenbrier in West Virginia.The Irish Close champion from Whitehead carded a five over par 75 in the second round and now share 10th spot on five over with 18-year old Zach one clear over American Zachary Bouchou after he  added a 70 to an opening day 69.U.S Girls’ Junior Champion Princess Mary Superal (Philippines) lies in tied third alongside Gustavo Silva (Chile), one shot ahead of…
  • Harrington survives air scare but scoring game still grounded

    Brian Keogh
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    #457378040 / gettyimages.comPádraig Harrington might be having trouble getting his career to take off again but not even a piece falling off his private plane could ground him in Las Vegas this week.The Dubliner made a rare appearance on Twitter after opening with a one over 71 on a sponsors' invitation in the McGladrey Classic at Sea Island in Georgia.Posting three pictures of a Hawker private jet with an engine cover missing, he wrote dramatically: "Shot 1-over today but still happy to be here. Have a look at what happened to the plane I was on, one hour into flight."Harrington wasn't…
  • Uphill task as Irish trio battle to save cards in Perth

    Brian Keogh
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Peter Lawrie during the first round of the ISPS HANDA Perth International at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club.Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie Peter Lawrie, Gareth Maybin and Kevin Phelan need to produce some fireworks to avoid Q-School as they battle to pull off a last gasp escape Down Under.Lawrie must win, Phelan needs fourth at worst and Maybin seventh if they are to finish inside the Top-111 who keep their cards after this week's ISPS HANDA Perth International.Lawrie looks to have an almost impossible task after he opened with a three over 75 to finish the day tied for 124th and 11…
 
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    Golf Tips & Instruction For The Mental Game

  • Download your mental game scorecard and find out your mental game handicap

    David MacKenzie
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    In golf, we need to celebrate success and use our mistakes to get better. After a round, the big questions we need to ask ourselves are: “What did I do well and what do I attribute to that success?” We need to maintain these things during practice. “What did I not do well and how do I improve that?” Let’s try to notice patterns that might be causing these things. Knowing that you have this review process in place will hopefully prevent you from judging your performance whilst you’re on the course. There are several key indicators to look out for. I like to call this a Mental Game…
  • Putting tips and practice drills from Billy Horschel

    David MacKenzie
    1 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    I was watching Golf Channel’s Morning Drive today and Billy Horschel was on sharing some of his winning putting strategies and drills, which he attributes to helping him win the Tour Championship and Fed Ex Cup. In his last 2 events of the season to seal the best year of this career, he finished first and 6th in strokes gained/putting. At The Tour Championship, he didn’t miss a single putt inside of 5 feet the whole week and he had NO 3-putts. These putting tips and drills are very much in line with the Golf State of Mind Teaching Philosophy, so I wanted to share them with you. 1.
  • 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…
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  • Nike Vapor Flex & Nike Vapor Speed Drivers

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Good day everyone and thanks for stopping by. Today we’d like to tell you a little bit more about Nike Golf’s Vapor Pro, Vapor Speed and Vapor Flex Drivers which were recently announced last week. The three drivers share three key technologies: Nike’s FlyBeams – which stiffen the cavity back of the club A re-engineered Compression Channel – which accentuates the spring-like effect across ...
  • Smart Golf 101 – Uphill Double Dog-Leg Par 5

    The Golf Drill Guru
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Next up in this series is a difficult par 5. Starts off with an uphill tee-shot with a small bail out area at the top to the right. Then a sharp turn left followed by a long downhill shot back down to a small valley before heading up again to the green which is tucked slightly to the right. Longer ...
  • Nike introduces Vapor fairway woods

    admin
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Hi again – thanks for stopping by. Earlier this week Nike Golf introduced their new Vapor Fairway Woods. This club offers a 25% larger footprint and a lower center of gravity than Nike’s previous models. The Vapor fairway woods will be available starting January 30th, 2015. Here’s what Nate Radcliffe, Director of Engineering for Nike Golf had to say about the ...
  • Titleist Introduces Scotty Cameron Futura X5 and X5R Putters

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    Hello again everyone – thanks again for joining us. Today, Titleist has introduced new Scotty Cameron Futura X5 and X5R Putters. The new putters combine a modern wing back design with a multi-material construction. You’ll be able to find these two new putters in your golf store starting October 31st. The clubs offer enhanced stability through perimeter weighting, with a ...
  • The Unwritten Golf Cart Rules

    The Golf Drill Guru
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:18 am
    Whether you like playing golf with a cart or not, you have inevitably either seen or been the cause of stupid golf cart use. In this post however, I’m not talking about the idiots who have driven their carts on the greens, smashed into each other, jumped from a moving cart or any of the other idiotic things you can ...
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    Golf Dispute Resolution

  • Quaker Ridge Faces Another Neighbor’s Lawsuit

    Rob Harris
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:45 pm
    By: Rob Harris We have had occasion to write about the New York litigation, including a decision by the Appellate Division, that, somewhat surprisingly, has held the celebrated Quaker Ridge golf club responsible to prevent golf balls from entering the property of an adjacent property owner whose home was constructed decades after the founding of Quaker Ridge. Quaker Ridge soon may be feeling as besieged by an onslaught of lawsuits as the neighbors are by the invasion of golf balls. Another neighborhood family is taking Quaker Ridge to court, claiming that they, too, are the unwelcome…
  • So Why Hasn’t Rory McIlroy Settled The Dispute With His Former Management Company?

    Rob Harris
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:05 pm
    By: Rob Harris Dominating the golf legal world this week is the report that Rory McIlroy will absent himself from tournament golf for the next month in order to prepare for his upcoming court case with his former management company. Apparently, an attempt to broker a settlement through mediation failed. Trial of the dispute is scheduled for early next year, with suggestions raised that McIlroy will be required to miss additional tournaments. The reasons for the failed mediation have not been publicized. However, we can speculate. With both sides presumably represented by capable attorneys and…
  • Golf Course Purchasers Stymied By Attorney Mistake

    Rob Harris
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:21 pm
    By: Rob Harris After purchasing ownership interests in two Florida golf clubs, the plaintiffs determined they had been hoodwinked. They brought suit against various parties, “alleging that the private placement memorandum used was false and misleading” and that the law firm that represented them in the transaction “failed in its duty to ensure proper disclosures were made.” The attorney representing the plaintiffs in the litigation applied a belt and suspenders approach, causing basically the same lawsuit to be filed in three places: California state court and…
  • Article Advises Sellers Of Golffront Property To Proactively Advise Of The Risk Of Incoming Golf Balls

    Rob Harris
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:16 am
    Here’s some wise advice from Attorney David Allen for homeowners contemplating the sale of a home that borders a golf course: “When In Doubt, Disclose, Disclose, Disclose” The highly publicized litigation by homeowners living adjacent to golf courses focuses on the homeowners’ rights to force the golf clubs to take measures to prevent the incursion of errant golf balls. Attorney Allen’s article focuses on the rights of a home purchaser against the seller of the property. He suggests that a seller cannot take comfort in “buyer beware,” even as to…
  • Man Bites Dog: Neighbors Challenge Golf Course Over Noise

    Rob Harris
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    By: Rob Harris So much for the myth about golfers needing silence. East Hampton (New York’s) exclusive Maidstone Club is upgrading its irrigation system. The plans call for a new pump house. Those concerned about the noise apparently aren’t the golfers, but the nearby neighbors, who have instituted litigation challenging the plans. Read more here.
 
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  • Report: Tiger Woods back on the range

    Stephanie Wei
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:43 pm
    #173435440 / gettyimages.com Tiger Woods is back to hitting full shots on the driving range, according to USA Today’s Steve DiMeglio. The former world no. 1 last hit a full golf shot at the PGA Championship in August, but started hitting balls again last week as he continues to rehabilitate from yet another injury. Consulting with his doctors daily, Woods had been limited to chipping and putting, but he’s now making fuller swings. Woods had back surgery on March 31 and took time away from competition for a few months before attempting to make a comeback in early July at the…
  • Rory McIlroy to skip two events to focus on legal row

    Stephanie Wei
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:29 pm
    #456690584 / gettyimages.com Rory McIlroy’s legal dispute with former Dublin-based management company Horizon has escalated, with the world no. 1 withdrawing from two tournaments in China to prepare for trial that’s expected to take place in February. On Monday McIlroy announced he will skip both the BMW Masters and the WGC-HSBC Champions at the end of this month and the start of the next, respectively. The court mediation between the two parties failed, and thus, the case will proceed to a full hearing. “I’m going to need time away from tournament golf to prepare for…
  • Poulter slams Faldo over Sergio slur

    Stephanie Wei
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    #456274010 / gettyimages.com Ian Poulter has retaliated at Sir Nick Faldo for his remarks calling Sergio Garcia “useless” and having a “bad attitude” during the recent European Ryder Cup victory over the Americans. On a U.S. television broadcast on the first day, Faldo criticized Garcia, referring back to his time as Team Europe’s captain in 2008. In Poulter’s newly-published book, No Limits: My Autobiography, the European Team was absolutely irate with Faldo and lost respect for him, according to this excerpt from the Telegraph: “Sergio puts a…
  • Tiger’s popularity in Middle East heading south

    Stephanie Wei
    19 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    No more love in the Middle East for Tiger? It appears to be the end of an era for Tiger Woods and his former love affair with the Middle East, where tournaments paid a couple of million dollars each year in appearance fees for the former world no. 1 just to play in their events. Apparently that will not be the case in 2015, according to The Telegraph’s James Corrigan: The organisers of both the Abu Dhabi Championship and Desert Classic will not be shelling out the estimated $2m-$3m which Woods requires to make the trip. And although the position of the Dubai competition is complicated…
  • PGA of America creates “task force,” includes Tiger, Phil and Rickie

    Stephanie Wei
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Task force, who you gonna call? The PGA of America is infamous for forming its “task forces.” We’re not quite sure what they exactly accomplish yet, rather than getting a group of people together to chat and charging the expenses to the PGA. The task force will reportedly examine the U.S. Ryder Cup process — from how the captains and players are selected to how the team prepares for the matches. Hopefully this one will get the American Ryder Cup team back on track after the U.S. has fallen to Europe in eight of the last 10 biennial dogfights against the two…
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    Fresh Golf Reviews

  • Jones Players Series #002

    Ben Carey
    4 Oct 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In case you missed it, Jones quietly released their second Players Series bag and it has turned out to be one of my favorite bags of the year. It’s incredibly refreshing to see Jones continue to release minimalist bags that are rooted in tradition while still being functional enough to provide all of the necessities for walking golfers. The Players Series 002 is very similar to the Players Series 001 with a few welcome design changes. The most noticeable change is the color of the bag. While the 001 was pure black, the 002 is dominantly white with some black color blocking and accents…
  • TRUE Linkswear 2014 Shoes

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

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

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

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

  • Mystical Golf - A Myrtle Beach Golf Journey You Won't Regret

    Scott Stevens
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    It's a sad time of year for Canadians as winter seems to be lurking closer day by day.  With the sun rising later each morning, the glistening dew on the grass is being replaced by a silver frost, and golfers line up at the course, reluctant to accept the reality that the 2014 golf season might be over.  As gloomy as this may seem, this post is not meant to be discouraging or disheartening,
  • Chase54 Introduces Transformational Technology

    Scott Stevens
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:46 pm
    New Heat Retention Outerwear Available in Fall Collection CHASE54 presents innovative Heat Retention technology, proving that change of season can be seamless and comfortable on and off the course. The company introduced the new innovation at last year's PGA Merchandise Show and garments are now available online. The process is the ultimate recycling system wherein energy absorbed from
  • Wilson Staff Set For January 2015 Release of New D200 SuperLight

    Scott Stevens
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    CHICAGO, – The new D200™ family from Wilson Staff, designed for the Distance player seeking distance and accuracy, blends The Right Light technology™ with other groundbreaking club head technologies. Each of the clubs in the new D200 family embodies The Right Light™ technology, which optimally positions limited available mass to create a powerful, balanced, solid-feeling and sounding golf
  • GolfNow Launches New Mobile App to Enhance Tee Time Search Experience

    Scott Stevens
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Premium Version of App Features Innovative On-Course GPS,  Personalized Statistical Analysis Dashboard, In-Round Scoring Now Available in iTunes, Google Play App Stores ORLANDO, Fla., – GolfNow, the leading tee-time reservation and golf course technology platform, announced a new standard and premium version of its mobile app, now available in the iTunes App store (iPhone) and
  • Mizuno Shock Wave Sole Technology Introduced in New JPX-850 Fairway Woods & Hybrids

    Scott Stevens
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:31 pm
    JPX-850 Woods and Hybrids Deliver Higher, Longer Shots and Maximize Sweet Area Norcross, Ga.  – Mizuno, a leader in golf technology and innovation, presents the dynamic, new JPX-850 Fairway Woods and JPX-850 Hybrids, featuring Mizuno’s new Shock Wave Sole™ Technology. The JPX-850 woods and hybrids promise Mizuno’s most dynamic launch and distance characteristics to date, due to Mizuno’s new
 
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    A guide to the best golf courses you can play in the U.S.

  • Intervale Country Club, defines “Hidden Gem”

    Jay Morse
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Intervale CC is a classic parkland design by Alex Findlay in 1903, with renovations by W.B. Booth in 2004. It’s a 9 holer, but it’s not often you can play an original by Findlay, who designed courses in the early 1900′s that mostly remain private, or have disappeared. The Intervale Country Club is routed along the Merrimack River on Front St. just north of downtown Manchester. It has one of the toughest starting holes in the State, a 222 yard par 3, rightly sets the tone for the round at hand. For two loops, the course is a short 6,163 yards, 68.3 course rating, and 110…
  • Full Cry Golf Club, the third design in the charm!

    Jay Morse
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Full Cry, a hunting term meaning “in hot pursuit”, is part of the 48 room Keswick Hall, and is only available to play as a guest of the 600 acre resort. it’s located on the east side of Charlottesville, just off I-64 at the Louisa Road exit to the east.  Keswick’s original course was built in 1948 by Fred Findlay, renovated in 1992 by Arnold Palmer, and redesigned in 2013 by Pete Dye, and is routed over the rolling hills below Keswick Hall in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Full Cry Golf Club is a parkland design, the greens are mostly open in the front,…
  • New Golf Courses for 2014, it’s a short list…

    Jay Morse
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    The National Golf Foundation reported that eight new public golf courses opened in 2013 while 157 closed. Although they haven’t released the closing numbers for 2014, it’s anticipated to be relatively the same on the closed side, yet there’s only been five all-new public access golf courses which have opened in 2014.  Golf’s in a funk for a host of reasons, shifting demographics, the economy, and the general lack of interest from generations other than the baby boomers. The major factor is simply the over-supply of golf courses which were built over the years to sell…
  • Grindstone Neck Golf Course, the Schoodic Peninsula’s best golf course!

    Jay Morse
    11 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Grindstone Neck is on Frenchman Bay near Winter Harbor, an hour from Bar Harbor on the Schoodic Peninsula.  It’s a golf  course time capsule from the late 1800′s, permanently stuck in time. The scenery, with the mountains of the Acadia National Park in the background, and the views across the Harbor to Ironbound Island and the Atlantic, make this course a beautiful setting, especially on a clear day.  The Grindstone Neck Golf Course was designed by Alex Handy, a one trick shot architect, in 1891.  The nine-holer is located on Winter Harbor, 5 miles east of Bar Harbor, yet an…
  • Purgatory Golf Club, not quite Heaven or Hell, but close

    Jay Morse
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:52 am
    Purgatory, the religious notion, is an intermediate stop on the way to Heaven for purification of the soul necessary to enter eternal bliss. When you play golf at Purgatory, you will experience all realms in a four hour round.   The experience begins with the setting as there’s nothing but pure golf and natural boundaries at the Purgatory Golf Club on a 125 acres tract of slightly rolling Central Indiana farmland known as the longest course in Indiana.  The fairways are bordered by tall fescue which swallows your ball, as do the 125 bunkers throughout the fairways and greenside, along…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • Watch a Bald Eagle Steal a Golf Ball off the Green

    The Flogger
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:22 pm
    It's not every day you get to see a bald eagle in the lower 48. Much less see one on the golf course you're playing. And see one land on the putting green and steal your golf ball. Hey! Hey, you damn bald eagle! I don't care if you're the symbol of our country, get back here with my golf ball! The incident was caught on video by golfer Joe Saletto, and it was Joe's ball that this thieving
  • 9-Iron vs. GoPro Camera: When Worlds Collide (It Ain't Pretty for the Camera)

    The Flogger
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
    What happens when you set a GoPro camera on the ground and take a swing at it with a 9-iron? That's what the guys at Wired's Battle Damage wanted to know. Because ... well ... why not? It's fun to smash things. (Hint: It ain't pretty for the GoPro.) <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --> var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; <!-- AddThis Button END -->
  • PGA Tour Players Create Craft Beers, Company to Market Them

    The Flogger
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:41 am
    For many golfers, golf and beer go together like ... well, like golf and beer. You can't play golf without downing a few beers. At a minimum, after the round; preferably, during the round. Combine that golf-and-beer twinning with the craft beer craze, and what do you get? You get Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley and Freddie Jacobson forming a company to market craft beers they created. The idea
  • It's a No-No for Caddy Girls on 'Shark Tank'

    The Flogger
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Thanks to Golf Digest for reminding me about The Caddy Girls pitch on the ABC show Shark Tank. The Caddy Girls is a Myrtle Beach-based company founded in 2005 by Meghan Tarmey. Tarmey is hot. She does modeling shoots like this: But, as Melanie Griffith said in Working Girl, Tarmey must have a mind for business to go with that bod for sin. She started Caddy Girls while she was still in
  • Say Hi to Alexis Randock, Rickie Fowler's Girlfriend

    The Flogger
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:35 am
    Is Rickie Fowler's new girlfriend the hot model Alexis Randock? Well, if they aren't a couple, they're doing a good job of convicing everyone otherwise. While they haven't officially "outed" themselves yet, they've made a spectacle of their, ahem, friendship on Instagram. Here are a couple pics posted by Alexis: The smoking gun? The one above was captioned by Alexis this way: "picked up
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  • RESULTS: October 2014 Twin Lakes 2-Man Scramble Series

    Allen Freeman
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    For the first time since June 1st, a team other than Mike Sampson and Ryan Mikita won a Twin Lakes 2-Man Scramble Series event. The team of Jim Krivanek and Mike Simspon tied with the team of Brian Smith and Ryan Stefanski for the top spot in the October edition of the Series. Each team posted a score of 9-under par 61. Only one more event remains on the 2014 Series schedule — the 2-Player Superman on November 1st — before the awarding of the 2014 Scramble Series Points Pool prizes to the top-5 points winners. Watch for an update to those standings soon…   FINAL…
  • Blackburn Jr. Wins the Greater Cleveland Skins Game Three Years in a Row

    John Niedzialek
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    Steve Blackburn Jr. holds the Thompson Cup as the 2014 champion, flanked by Dave Sotka and John Niedzialek Steve Blackburn Jr. of Willowick became the first player to ever win the Thompson Cup three years in a row in the 24 year history of the game. His season ending total of $2,678 also set a new record. Blackburn Jr. also captured the season-long Mulligan’s Cup. On Thursday at the final night at Fowlers Mill, Blackburn Jr. put an exclamation mark on the season by making birdie on the 374 yard 16th hole for another skin to make it a record total of 18 skins on the season. Finishing second…
  • FINAL RESULTS: 2014 NOPGA Denny Shute Match Play

    Allen Freeman
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    FINAL RESULTS: NORTHERN OHIO PGA 2014 Denny Shute Match Play Championship Brookside Country Club, Canton, Ohio Monday-Wednesday, October 13-15, 2014   Member Division Round of 32 – (Member Division) Mark Evans (Bye) Trevor Thomas def. Nick Paez, 1 Up Tony Adcock def. Bill McKinley, 21 Holes Nick Gustin def. Shawn Tompkins, 3&2 Drew Pierson def. Jaysen Hansen, 2&1 Jon Jones def. Scott Pollack, 5&4 David Champagne def. Chris Carfangia, 5&4 Matt Creech def. Mike Heisterkamp, 3&2 Rob Moss def. Judd Stephenson, 4&3 Eric Morgan def. Mike Frisina, 1 Up Cory…
  • RESULTS: 2014 Eagle Creek Fall 6-Man Scramble

    Allen Freeman
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:41 am
    FINAL RESULTS: 2014 Eagle Creek Fall 6-Man Scramble Eagle Creek Golf Course, Norwalk, Ohio Sunday, October 12, 2014   1st- Anderson 51 (-20) $2,900 2nd- Dorsey 52 (-19) $1,650 2nd- Ailes 52 (-19) $1,650 4th- Crandall 53 (-18) $173 4th- Sampson 53 (-18) $173 4th- G. Smith 53 (-18) $173 20 Teams Competed SKINS: $1,270 ea Schmitz Team made a 2 on #13 Dorsey Team made a 2 on #17
  • FINAL RESULTS: 2014 Erie Shores Fall 3 Ironman

    Allen Freeman
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:16 am
    FINAL RESULTS: 3-Man Fall Ironman Scramble Erie Shores Golf Course, Madison, Ohio Sunday, October 12th   Bill Napierkoski, Brian Zipay, Larry Long -9 $840 Blackburn, Blackburn, Sotka -8 $360 Dake, Snyder, Duff -7 $120 Dixon, Bowler, DiDonato -7 $120 Perkins, Randall, Coben -7 $120 Gustin, Bojc, Bojc -5 Eddy, Miller, Argo -5 Sommer, Cardaman, Rogal -5 Marek, Jacob, Wallace -4 Wagner, Blaze, Muldrey -4 Thacker, Kulin, Gallo -4 Rolla, Holmes, Koscianski -3 Clark, Brandt, Melia -3 Bovee, Bovee, Clarke -2 Drzik, Adams, Brant -2 Kerkel, Cline, Lefever +2 Skins: Dixon, Bowler, DiDonato #1…
 
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  • Mr Business Golf Show: 4th Quarter Blues

    mrbg
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Here is my Podcast for the Mr Business Golf Show Podcast Episode 2 of the 2014 season. I talk about the issues businesses have with the 4th quarter of each year.
  • Business Golfer: What To Look For In a Private Country Club

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

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

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

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

  • FanDuel FFFC Qualifier: A Rookie Experience – Week – 8

    Andrew Wiedemann
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:46 am
    I got 5.5 points from Brian Hoyer and that sums up how my Week 7 went. The Bills defense performed quite well and landed me 10 points which is way better than defenses have been scoring for me of late. Pretty much every other pick on my team went off or at least had a solid game. I missed the payout by approximately 10 points this week. I feel like I am getting the hang of setting a solid FanDuel lineup, just need to keep plugging away. Another new week and another new lineup. FanDuel has switched things up and is now offering a $2 Qualifier to go along with their usual qualifiers for the $10…
  • The McGladrey Classic Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    Two weeks into the season and we’ve already got some off-the-wall winners of Sang-Moon Bae and Ben Martin. They aren’t completely out of nowhere, but certainly not chalk picks. That is the joy of what’s known as fantasy golf. You can make your best predictions and do the finest analysis known to man, but it comes down to hitting a white ball about 200 times. Anyone can get hot and shake up the leaderboards. I thought we could classify Ben Martin as an easy course specialist because I remembered his podium finish at the Puerto Rico Open last year and his 62 at the Zurich.
  • The McGladrey Classic – DraftKings Edition

    Josh Culp
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:30 pm
    It’s official! I’m MARRIED and ready to take on the world. The ‘nappy factor’ was in full effect last week as I took home 2nd place in the Chip Shot on DraftKings last week, and cashed in most of my other lineups as well. Or is the nappy factor just for babies? I’m not really sure what it means exactly, but I’m going to steal it since I constantly hear it being used when relating to performance after big life events. Actually if someone could explain to me what ‘nappy factor’ refers to, that’d be great. Thanks. Let’s see if I can…
  • The DraftKings Huddle: Week 7 Plays and Lineups

    Kyle DeFrancesco
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    Week 6 is in the books and the biggest story to come out of it was the break out performance of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco threw for an impressive 306 yards and 5 touchdowns in route to leading his team to a 48-17 victory over the Buccaneers. If you were like me and faded Flacco, we had no shot at winning the big gpp’s on DraftKings. For Week 7, I’m going to give you guys a bit of a different format for the DraftKings huddle.  It’s my birthday week and I’m on vacation but when it comes to NFL, I take no weeks off.  I’ll be providing you guys with players…
  • FanDuel FFFC Qualifier: A Rookie Experience – Week 7

    Andrew Wiedemann
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    There it goes again, I got solid performances out of most of my Week 6 squad but fell short again. The key to this epic fail was again my defense, the Bills D netted me a grand total of -2 FanDuel points for the week. My defenses have been horrifying, I almost want to start picking defenses of teams I would like to see lose assuming their defense will be awful based on me picking them. Andre Williams scored a whopping 5.8 FanDuel points despite getting a start against the Eagles defense. Brian Hartline laid an egg on me after leading the Dolphins with 7 targets and 6 catches in their previous…
 
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    Breaking Eighty

  • 3 Easy Steps to Stop Playing Golf with Back Pain

    Liz
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:30 am
    Note from Sean: Being a Black Belt, Fitness Instructor, Certified Strength Coach and a former United Sates Marine means that this week’s guest poster, Keil Cronauer knows his stuff when it comes to fitness. We are thrilled to feature him here as he goes into some really important steps on how to reduce back pain while playing golf.  Also I highly suggest you consult with your doctor before beginning a workout plan and or get with a trainer that can show you the correct way to do these exercises effectively. Take it away Keil! – One of the most common injuries in Golf is back…
  • Royal Dornoch Golf Club – The Third Oldest Golf Course in the World

    Sean Ogle
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    As we were finishing up our lunch with Chris Spencer at North Berwick, he told us to be careful on the drive up to Dornoch – we’d be traveling on the most dangerous road in Scotland. Great. Just what I wanted to hear. I swear leading up to this trip, every time I looked for a little reassurance as it relates to driving on the other side of the road, all I was met with were confirmations that, yes, I should be terrified. We knew going into the trip that the drive to Royal Dornoch would be the longest of the week, but given our later start from North Berwick we hit bad traffic, and the…
  • North Berwick Golf Club

    Sean Ogle
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    First, let’s get one thing out of the way right up front. It’s not pronounced BerWICK. It’s pronounced BerICK. I made that mistake a couple of times early on in the trip, and everyone around was quick to correct me. So, I’m just trying to do you a favor for when you inevitably go play this course (and after this post, you’ll understand why you should.) I’m going to be totally honest and admit that before showing up at North Berwick I knew very little about it. It started by going down the Golf Digest Greatest 100 list, and reviewing all of the courses in…
  • 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…
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    Bonkers Fore Golf

  • Big Bertha Driver: Review of The Next Gen of Big Bertha!

    trentvanwormer
    19 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Here is the Next Generation of the Big Bertha Driver Over the past year, Callaway started bringing back a few of the most iconic marketing names in golf equipment history. First came the Apex irons and now Callaway brought back the driver that is most likely responsible for the reign of the metal woods: THE Big Bertha driver. Shout out to the Boom Boom from Lynx and Freddy Couples for being the first metal wood I ever owned.Callaway had some big stones to try and bring back such a popular, even iconic, name. If you are going to try, you must have truly innovative product worthy…
  • Golf Buddy: Top Models for 2014-2015

    trentvanwormer
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    Looking for the newest Golf Buddy models for the golfer in your family the upcoming Holiday season? Looking for the perfect gift for the golfer in your family? Well you have come to the right place! We will discuss the newest models and what people are saying about them. Lets start with the latest and greatest! GolfBuddy GB-WT3 Golf GPS/Range Finder Watch -Now White for 2014 Golf Buddy WT4 golf GPS Watch/Range Finder I have had the honor of personally checking out the Golf Buddy WT4 sports style GPS watch, and I must say that it is not the bulky pile of crap GPS watch you have seen other…
  • Ping Color Chart: How do you use it?

    trentvanwormer
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    You may have seen the Ping Color Chart and wondered: What the heck is it and how would I use this thing to make me a better golfer? Keep reading to get the answers below. What is the Ping Color Chart? The Ping Color Chart is one part of a wider concept by Ping to properly fit clubs to a players natural swing. Click here for the PING Color Chart Here is the 5 Step Fitting Process by Ping. Ping designed the program to guide you through the process as you choose the specifications that will ultimately help produce your preferred ball flight. Interview Process The first step is the…
  • FootJoy Golf Glove: The Best Glove in Golf

    trentvanwormer
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    I had the privilege of discovering the finest golf glove I have ever worn in my whole life in the past week. I am a golf nerd who likes to poke around at my local golf stores and see what is new or try new things out. I tried on several FootJoy golf gloves at my local Golfsmith this past Thursday and I must say that I will officially never go to any other brand again. I have been a FootJoy golf glove guy for quite some time now, but one particular glove literally sealed the deal. The glove lucky enough to sway my loyalty to FootJoy is the FootJoy Pure Touch Limited Edition. The FootJoy Pure…
  • 2014 Ryder Cup Debacle

    trentvanwormer
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    I’ve had a few people from work ask me my thoughts on the 2014 Ryder Cup and the whole Mickelson/Watson situation. Personally, I feel Phil completely has the right to criticize Watson as well as prior Ryder Cup captains. However, I believe that Phil totally picked the wrong time and place to do so. I’m not a the biggest fan of Tom Watson, but you don’t publically criticize a Hall of Famer like him at that time. In Watson’s defense I would have sat Phil in the Foursomes as well. He has been unreliable this year and has had exactly one Top 10 finish this year.
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    American Golf Blog

  • Golf Infographic: Science on the Course

    Patrick Hodgson
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening, and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has... Read moreThe post Golf Infographic: Science on the Course appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • 3 Courses That Provide Professional Golf Lessons in Los Angeles

    Chris Miller
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Find a golfer in Los Angeles who doesn’t think they need professional golf lessons and chances are, you’ve found a golfer with glaring deficiencies. From the youngest junior taking up the game to the most... Read moreThe post 3 Courses That Provide Professional Golf Lessons in Los Angeles appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • The Golfer’s Belt Buckle: A Ball Marker and Divot Tool You Should Consider

    Patrick Hodgson
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Whether you’re teeing off at a golf course in Los Angeles, Orange County, Atlanta, or playing somewhere else, it’s not uncommon to see golfers carrying a ball marker and divot tool during their round of golf.... Read moreThe post The Golfer’s Belt Buckle: A Ball Marker and Divot Tool You Should Consider appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • One of the Best Country Clubs in Atlanta: Brookstone Golf & Country Club

    Chris Miller
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    While the most famous country club in the state of Georgia is a little one called Augusta National, the state’s most populous area, Atlanta, has no shortage of top-tier private facilities. And no list of... Read moreThe post One of the Best Country Clubs in Atlanta: Brookstone Golf & Country Club appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • 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.
 
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  • Ways to Save on Golf

    brutus09
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:09 pm
    Shanon Lampkins - www.womenplaygolftoo.com 0   A recent finance article I came across gave “10 simple changes that could save you $20,000 a year”. I’m always interested in ways to save money and love a good list, so this seemed like an interesting read. Many of the suggestions were pretty standard: eat at home instead of going out, buy generic products, invest in your company’s retirement plan if they offer a match, etc. The last suggestion had to do with saving on hobbies and was rather interesting:   read more
  • What is Golf Fitness and How it Will Help You

    brutus09
    14 Oct 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Mike Hansen - www.hansenfitnessforgolf.com 0   read more
  • Playing In the Heat

    brutus09
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Mike Hansen - www.hansenfitnessforgolf.com 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

    brutus09
    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

    brutus09
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:35 am
    Mike Hansen - www.hansenfitnessforgolf.com 0   read more
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    The Back Nine

  • Anchored putting, right or wrong?

    Bradley Gibbs
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    The anchoring stroke often used by golfers putting with the ‘belly putter’ has long been a hot topic in the world of professional golf, and as of January 1st, 2016, it will be dispelled from the game. The new law,  known as rule 14-1b, will stop players from utilising an anchored stroke. However, is this the right decision? Should the anchoring action, synonymous with the ‘belly’ putter or ‘broom-handle’ putter be illegal? The punishment for carrying out an anchored putting stroke will be a 2 stroke penalty or the immediate loss of the hole in match…
  • 2014 Ryder Cup: Europeans set to make it 3 in a row?

    Bradley Gibbs
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Golf’s flagship team event is now less than a week away, can the Europeans make it 3 wins in a row? and even more remarkably, 6 wins from the last 7 Ryder Cup meetings. Years ago, the Ryder Cup seemed a slightly different two yearly occasion. Less of a competition and more a week in every two years where the USA turned up to showcase their superiority over Britiain & Ireland. How things have changed. The amendment from:  Britain & Ireland to Team Europe, also brought with it a change in fortunes. Gone are the days of American dominance. Since their inception in 1979, Team…
  • 2014 Ryder Cup: The teams at a glance, plus potential top point scorer bet……

    Bradley Gibbs
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    As the season draws to a close, the world of golf gears up for one last showstopping event. Taking place every other year, The Ryder Cup – hosted this time round at Gleneagles (Scotland) – carries a truly unique feel. Competing in teams – the only time golfers at this level do so – is perhaps what makes this famous event so special. The fact that those teams consist of Europe and the US, adds that extra ounce of passion. It is often the Majors that are most talked about in golf; however the Ryder Cup is as big as it come for those players involved. US wildcard Keegan…
  • Rickie Fowler: Major winner waiting to happen…..

    Bradley Gibbs
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:53 am
    2014 will probably be remembered for the back to back major winning feats achieved by Rory McIlroy.  However, when looking back over the 2014 season we should also save a space in the memory for  fellow 25 year old – Rickie Fowler, who’s top class performances saw him emerge as a leading contender in each of the four majors this season. Since his arrival on the PGA Tour in 2010, Fowler has been largely identified by his bright coloured golfing attire and flat-brimmed hat rather than his exploits with the golf club. In 2014 things would change. After spending time working on…
  • McIlroy Continues His Run…

    Bradley Gibbs
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:29 am
    Rory McIlroy continued his scintillating run of form as he was crowned the winner of the 2014 US PGA championship on Sunday, becoming the first ever UK player to win back to back to Major titles. The one shot victory at Valhalla, completed a hat trick of wins in just over a month for the 25 year old Northern Irishman, who is fast becoming one of the modern greats of the game. McIlroy now has his name on four majors, a total which puts him well and truly among some of golf’s best. On his previous 3 major winning occasions, Rory has been in command throughout, before cruising to a…
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