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  • Buyer’s Guide – Direct To Consumer Golf Balls

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    GolfSpy MBP
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Can Smaller Brands Compete? Lately we've been inundated with a rash of direct to consumer golf balls. Each claims to be something extraordinary. They're  “Tour Level’ or “Really straight”, and each ball pushes some sort of outstanding value. Each one has some sort of distinct hook; subscription services, charitable donations, eco-frienly packaging (or lack thereof), or a metal core. No doubt some of these value-added features will be of interest to some of you, but at the end of the day it should be about performance and value. What we really want to know is: Are any among this new…
  • First Look: 3Bays GSA Pro Golf Swing Analysis for Android or iOS

    Hooked On Golf Blog
    Tony Korologos
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    I can’t wait to see how the new 3Bays GSA (Golf Swing Analyzer) Pro handles my dual chicken wing granny over the top epileptic seizure massive weight shift outside in […]
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Lowering Your Handicap

    GolfNow.com Blog
    Karissa Kennedy
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    There is nothing quite like the game of golf: the opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature, breathe fresh air, and create memories that will last a lifetime – all while enjoying time with friends, loved ones, and colleagues. If you are a … View More ►
  • 17 Things You Didn't Know About These Golf Legends

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    Luke Kerr-Dineen
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Little-known facts about champion players
  • Tiger & Woods will be playing on Masters Sunday. Seriously

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    <a href="/contributors/john-strege">John Strege</a>
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:42 pm
    We do not know whether Tiger Woods will be playing golf on Masters Sunday, but we do know that Tiger & Woods will be playing music on Masters Sunday. There is a musical act that...
 
 
 
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  • Mark Hubbard leads PGA Tour's Puerto Rico Open (The Associated Press)

    5 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    PGA Tour rookie Mark Hubbard closed with a birdie in windy conditions Thursday for a one-stroke lead in the Puerto Rico Open. Hubbard opened with a 4-under 68 at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico. ''It played tough out there with the wind, but I hit a lot of really good kind of three-quarter and half shots into the wind,'' Hubbard said. Chris Smith, Billy Mayfair and Argentina's Emiliano Grillo were tied for second.
  • U.S. Ryder changes a 'shrewd' move, says Europe's McGinley (Reuters)

    5 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley said on Thursday he thought recent changes the struggling United States side has made in their approach to the premier match play team event were "shrewd" moves. A U.S. task force set up after the Americans were thrashed by 16-1/2 points to 11-1/2 by McGinley's Europeans last year in Scotland gave more input to players and installed a system patterned after the European model to nurture future captains. "I think it's a shrewd move," Irishman McGinley told Reuters after his address to the Leaders Sport Business…
  • Phelan, Ford share 1st-round lead at Africa Open (The Associated Press)

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) -- Kevin Phelan and Matt Ford made 5-under 67s to share the first-round lead at the Africa Open on Thursday.
  • Park, Tseng share lead at HSBC Champions, Ko 2 strokes back (The Associated Press)

    5 Mar 2015 | 4:21 am
    Inbee Park and Yani Tseng both shot 6-under 66 on Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the HSBC Women's Champions. Park's sixth birdie on the par-5 18th at Sentosa Golf Club left her tied with Tseng, who carded seven birdies and one bogey. Angela Stanford of the United States was in third place, one stroke back. Top-ranked Lydia Ko offset two bogeys with six birdies for a 68 and was tied for fourth with Karrie Webb, Jenny Shin, Mo Martin and Mariajo Uribe.
  • Tseng revival continues with solid Singapore opening (Reuters)

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Yani Tseng had the golfing world at her feet during a glorious five-year spell from 2008 that saw the Taiwanese pick up five major victories and top the world rankings for 109 consecutive weeks. Following her 15th and final LPGA Tour victory in March 2012, Tseng began to second-guess herself on the course, her form disappeared along with the ever-present smile and the barren run saw her slip to 90th in the world just two weeks ago. On Thursday, Tseng was brilliant in the first round of the HSBC Women's Champions event in Singapore, her six-under 66…
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  • NBA admits James Harden was fouled at the end of Grizzlies vs. Rockets

    Jesus Gomez
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The NBA has acknowledge that the officials should have called a foul on Zach Randolph when he tried to strip James Harden on Wednesday. The NBA admitted that the officials made a mistake by not calling a foul on Zach Randolph on a James Harden drive at the end of Wednesday's game. NBA last 2 minute report reveals: "Randolph makes contact across Harden's arm/wrist, causing him to lose the ball on the drive." Who knew? — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) March 5, 2015 The Rockets and Grizzlies were tied at 100 at that point and Harden drove to the rim with six seconds left on the clock.
  • Kurt Busch remains suspended

    Jordan Bianchi
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Kurt Busch will remain indefinitely suspended despite not facing criminal charges for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Despite not being charged criminally of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Kurt Busch's indefinite suspension continues NASCAR announced Thursday afternoon. "NASCAR is aware of the Delaware Department of Justice announcement today regarding driver Kurt Busch," the sanctioning body said in a statement. "As we disclosed Monday, he has accepted the terms and conditions of a reinstatement program and is actively participating in the program. Kurt Busch's eligibility for…
  • Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement

    James Brady
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    After nine seasons in the NFL, Maurice Jones-Drew is hanging up the cleats. Former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday. In a statement released on Twitter, Jones-Drew said that the past nine years "were absolutely amazing," and that he's "excited about and looking forward to the next chapter of my life." Jones-Drew was a second-round pick by the Jaguars in the 2006 NFL Draft and was immediately successful in Jacksonville. He didn't break the 1,000-yard mark until the 2009 campaign, but he did manage 941 yards and 13…
  • Proof the NBA is better when Craig Sager's involved

    Jesus Gomez
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:50 pm
    In honor of Sager's return after an 11-month battle with leukemia, here's a look at some of his best moments behind the mic. Craig Sager will return to his duties as TNT 's sideline reporter on Thursday night in the Bulls-Thunder game after an 11-month battle with leukemia. The eclectic Sager has been a staple of NBA broadcasts for years and is beloved by everyone in the league. Coaches and players expressed their support as soon as the news about his now-conquered disease surfaced, headlined by Sager's on-camera nemesis, Gregg Popovich. Fans have also surely missed his charming persona…
  • 2015 NFL Draft: College pro day schedule and results

    James Brady
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:43 pm
    The NFL Draft is fast approaching, which means it's pro day season! We'll keep you updated as schools around the nation showcase their top talent. With the NFL Scouting Combine out of the way, teams will be focused on the start of the new league year on March 10, which marks the opening of free agency. But the 2015 NFL Draft will be shortly after that, and that means the month of March and parts of April will be populated by pro days from some of the bigger schools from around the nation. The first pro days of this offseason got underway on Monday, March 2, with Minnesota,…
 
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    Golf Girl's Diary

  • The Masters: An Historic Event, An Iconic Course, A Coveted Ticket

    Patricia Hannigan
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    This post is in partnership with Ticket City. Tickets to the Masters are, by their very nature, elusive.Though certainly one of the world's best known sporting events and most loved golf tournaments, there's a persistent element of mystery surrounding the Masters. Augusta National, the cloistered course that hosts the tournament each year,  is a real life Brigadoon; an enchanted place with a frozen-in-time feeling, that opens itself for just a few fleeting days a year to the outside world.  The fact that only a select few manage to gain entry during each annual ouverture, makes a…
  • Golf Logos: Where Marketing & Design Meet Fairways & Greens

    Patricia Hannigan
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Just a few of my favorite golf logos                                                via Patricia Hannigan on PinterestThe silhouette of a golfer with the scales of justice suspended from his iron... a wicker-topped flagstick set against a tuft of Scotch Broom... and a scotty dog decked out in red argyle: These are three of my favorite golf logos. Though, truth be told, I have lots of favorite golf logos.Some are refreshingly whimsical while others feature more traditional…
  • Pebble Beach, Where Golf Memories Are Made... and Shared With the World

    Patricia Hannigan
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:50 pm
    AT&T National Pebble Beach ProAm                                                                                                                                                         photo: Dan McLaughlinPebble…
  • Season Plans at Pound Ridge Golf Club, New York's Only Pete Dye Design

    Patricia Hannigan
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Here in New England... with temperatures entrenched in single digits and a landscape that's been shrouded in snow for weeks ... golf may not currently be top-of mind.   However... implausible as it may seem... daylight savings time begins in just three weeks, and golf will soon follow. So now's the time to think of solidifying the golf season ahead.For those in or around the Fairfield, CT/Westchester NY area, Pound Ridge Golf Club, Westchester County’s award-winning daily fee course, has announced its 2015 Golf Plans.Pound Ridge is a superlative course by any standards.
  • Scenery, Celebrities & Selfies at The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

    Patricia Hannigan
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:05 pm
    AT&T National Pebble Beach ProAm                                                                                                                                                                  photo: Tim LangThe dramatic scenery at Pebble Beach is consistently breathtaking. Undulating fairways and greens, craggy cliffs and... of course... the pounding, blue Pacific, create a tableau that's at once bracingly exciting and profoundly calming. For the past several days, four exceptional golfers, Tiffany…
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    ARMCHAIR GOLF BLOG

  • When Golf Pros Made Golf Clubs

    The Armchair Golfer
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.GROWING UP WORKING AT MIDLOTHIAN COUNTRY CLUB, south of Chicago, I was mostly a caddie and caddie master.In my years at Midlothian, I cleaned clubs, worked in the pro shop, and handled the caddies, but I never fixed clubs. My two older brothers were shop boys in their years at Midlothian, and I hung around with them and with the pros and their assistants so I knew what it meant to replace grips, repair club heads, wrap hosels of woods and add weight to wedges. I watched our pros, Jimmy Walkup, Tony Holquin, Joe…
  • Golf on TV: WGC-Cadillac Championship, Puerto Rico Open, HSBC Women's Champions, Africa Open

    The Armchair Golfer
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:48 pm
    The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.The PGA TOUR continues its Florida Swing in Miami this week with the WGC-Cadillac Championship. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy headlines an elite field of 74 players, including each of the top-50 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The PGA TOUR will also stage the Puerto Rico Open.The LPGA concludes its stretch of international events before returning to the United States with the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. The field includes 19 of the top-20 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings,…
  • Lydia Ko Aiming for Third Straight Victory

    The Armchair Golfer
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    THE WINS ARE STACKING UP for Lydia Ko. She won again this past weekend, hoisting the Patricia Bridges Bowl Trophy at the Women's New Zealand Open, her national championship. A week earlier Ko won the Women's Australian Open. Ko will try for her third consecutive win at this week's LPGA event in Singapore.A Ladies European Tour (LET) event, the latest victory was Ko's 10th professional title. Her performance included a career-best 61 in the second round."[T]his is even better than I would ever have imagined," Ko said. "It's just great to have won the two Opens back to back."Ko, 17, is setting…
  • Padraig Harrington Finds 'Mental Edge'

    The Armchair Golfer
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    THE LAST TIME PADRAIG HARRINGTON WON on the PGA Tour Barack Obama was 17 days from being nominated for president of the United States. Harrington won the PGA Championship on August 10, 2008. It was the Irishman's second consecutive major and third overall. "Paddy" was on top of the golf world. There was only one way to go.Padraig Harrington explained his decline on Fehertyin July 2014. (Golf Channel image)"There's no doubt on your way back down it's a lot different," Harrington told Golf Channel's Steve Sands after winning the Honda Classic in a sudden-death playoff, "but hopefully this isn't…
  • Golf on TV: The Honda Classic, Honda LPGA Thailand, Joburg Open

    The Armchair Golfer
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.The PGA TOUR kicks off the Florida Swing this week. The field includes 16 of the top-25 players in the world, including World No. 1 Rory McIlroy making his 2015 PGA TOUR debut.The LPGA Tour continues the international stretch of its 2015 schedule, with nine of the top-10 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings in the field for the Honda LPGA Thailand. And the European Tour stages the first of three consecutive events in South Africa with the Joburg Open.PGA TOUR The Honda ClassicDates: Feb. 26-March 1Venue:…
 
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    Aussie Golfer

  • Adam Scott ditches the long putter for 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship

    Aussie Golfer
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    Adam Scott isn’t phased about using the short putter this week. Adam Scott has chatted to the media about his switch to the more conventional short putter ahead of this week’s WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral. Scott said it was the long stint in Australia, waiting for his wife to give birth to their baby daughter where he arrived at the thought of making the switch more seriously. “I’ve kind of enjoyed experimenting at home the last couple months because I’ve had so much time up my sleeve,” Scott said.
  • 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship: Australian TV Times

    Aussie Golfer
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:09 pm
    FoxSports will have live coverage of the first WGC event of 2015. TV coverage of all four days starts early with each day finishing at the comfortable to of 10am. Just after you’re finishing your third coffee. Adam Scott is back playing with the short putter this week and Jason Day is a good chance to win every tournament he starts in these days. Get watching. FoxSports 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship broadcast schedule (AEDST) Friday, March 6: 5am – 10am Saturday, March 7: 5am – 10am Sunday, March 8: 4am – 10am Monday, March 9: 4am – 10am
  • Adam Scott is back and is practising with a short putter

    Aussie Golfer
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Adam Scott arrives at the WGC Cadillac Championship and has been seen putting with a short putter. Adam Scott will tee off in the WGC Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral this week. It will be Scott’s first golf tournament for the year after time off following the birth of his daughter. Golf, by Tour Miss reported that Scott was pretty pleased with himself for changing the baby’s first five nappies but we’ve been more surprised at Scott’s putter choice leading up to his first event.
  • Greg Norman got a framed shirt from his mum on his 60th birthday

    Aussie Golfer
    3 Mar 2015 | 1:08 am
    Greg Norman turned 60 last month and his mum gave him an old golf shirt. A famous one at that. There is a great story over at the Golf SA website about the 60th birthday present that Greg Norman received from his mum. Greg’s mother, Toini Norman still had the green shirt that he wore when he won his first professional tournament, The West Lakes Classic on the East Course at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide.
  • Claims that Tiger Woods is suspended for drug use are baseless and ridiculous

    Aussie Golfer
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:39 pm
    What’s all this about claims that Tiger Woods is suspended for drug use? Here is what you need to know. It’s unfortunate that in the digital age that even the craziest, most baseless of claims get attention. The claim by a former tour player that Tiger Woods is not out of golf recovering from an injury, but is in fact serving a month suspension after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs is one of these.
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    ChuckEvansGolf.com

  • How To Use Noodles As A Training Aid

    Admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:37 am
    How to play with your noodle.  In this webinar we talk about using swimming pool noodles as training aids.  Whether you are working on full swing, short game, or putting these inexpensive training aids can help improve your game.  
  • Old School vs. New School Teaching

    Admin
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    In this webinar we talk about “Old School vs New School” golf instruction.  
  • How To Use The Right Side In Golf

    Admin
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    In this webinar we discuss the use, and role, of the right side in golf.  Most instruction talks about the left side but in a lot of cases it is actually the right side that controls the left.  
  • How To Tiger Proof Your Chipping and Pitching

    Admin
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    In this episode we discuss some different techniques for improving your chipping and pitching.  We would also suggest you take a look at this video done by one of our members, Dick Roady, short game master!
  • Bushnell Press Release

    Admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:02 pm
    BUSHNELL GOLF INTRODUCES NEO GHOST GPS RANGEFINDER Pocket-Sized, Easy-to-Use Golf GPS  Device Defines Distance Made Simple Overland Park, KS, January 14, 2015 – Continually serving the demand for quality golf distance measuring devices, Bushnell announced the launch of its new NEO Ghost GPS Rangefinder, rounding out its robust collection of offerings to serve and assist golf enthusiasts of all levels on the course. The NEO Ghost comes preloaded with more than 30,000 courses and provides simple measurements to the front, center and back distances of the green – along with up to four…
 
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    Golf Babes

  • Kristen Kenney Host of New Golf Channel Series 'Altered Course'

    Golf Babes
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Golf Channel has a new competition series coming this summer, and a new host to help bring it into our homes. The series is called Altered Course, and the host is Kristen Kenney. The series will be Kenney's debut on the Golf Channel, but she's a veteran sports broadcaster. She is currently the pit reporter for the Red Bull Global RallyCross series on NBC and NBCSN. What is the show about?
  • LPGA Stars at the Thailand Welcome Party

    Golf Babes
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Time to turn to social media once again, where we find photos of LPGA stars attending the welcome part for the 2015 Honda LPGA Thailand tournament. All photos were posted by the players on their public social accounts. First up, the trio of Morgan Pressel, Ai Miyazato and Paula Creamer: But wait - here the threesome above is joined by a fourth. Now with twice the Miyazato! (Mika): Here are
  • Jillian Murray: Actress, Golfer Starring in New Golf Movie

    Golf Babes
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    Jillian Murray is an actress who will soon be appearing in a new golf movie called The Squeeze. There is little information out there yet (at least that I could find) about The Squeeze, so hat tip to GolfSpelledBackwards.com for providing this bit of info: Jack Nicklaus and Phil Mickelson both recommend the movie. If that's not enough to pique your interest, well, then just take another look
  • Sandra Gal, Hee Young Park Perform Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy'

    Golf Babes
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    Beethoven's Ode to Joy, the final movement of the composer's Ninth Symphony, is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written. Sandra Gal and Hee Young Park are two of the greatest golfers in the world, and two people who, as is obvious from their social media accounts, love life. They are full of joy. What better pairing than these two buddies combining their talents - Sandra on violin,
  • Su Oh Grabs Her First Pro Win

    Golf Babes
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:08 am
    Australian teenager Su Oh is a winner in just her second start as a pro. Oh's professional career is off to a tremendous start: She finished second in her first start as a pro, and now first in her second start. Oh (who used to go by Su-Hyun Oh but now by the shortened Su Oh) won the RACV Ladies Masters tournament, a co-sanctioned ALPG tournament that also serves as the season-opener for the
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    GolfNow.com Blog

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Lowering Your Handicap

    Karissa Kennedy
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    There is nothing quite like the game of golf: the opportunity to enjoy Mother Nature, breathe fresh air, and create memories that will last a lifetime – all while enjoying time with friends, loved ones, and colleagues. If you are a … View More ►
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Calculating Your Handicap

    Karissa Kennedy
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Perhaps you were introduced to golf by a friend, a co-worker, or a family member. Or maybe you watched a PGA TOUR event on TV and were inspired by Tiger Woods and others. Whatever your reason, you chose to add the … View More ►
  • WATCH: Billy Horschel and Brian Urlacher Crash a Golf Round

    Karissa Kennedy
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    What would you do if PGA TOUR pro Billy Horschel and NFL star Brian Urlacher greeted you at your tee box and challenged you to a closest-to-the-pin contest? Could you handle the pressure? On Monday, that’s exactly what happened to a … View More ►
  • Holy Chuck! GolfNow’s Giving Away Free Golf for Life

    Lindsey
    1 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    You could be lucky. Real lucky. So lucky that you’re the envy of everyone at the clubhouse. So lucky all your buddies suck up to you and the cart girls know your name. You could be… the chosen one. Four … View More ►
  • Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts About Golf in Arizona

    Karissa Kennedy
    30 Jan 2015 | 1:02 am
    It is a tradition unlike any other. From the extravagant halftime show to the high-dollar television commercials, the Super Bowl remains the most popular sporting event in the world. And this year, Glendale, Arizona’s University of Phoenix Stadium is hosting … View More ►
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    Grouchy Golf Blog

  • The First Back-To-Back Female Champion at Augusta National?

    Golf Grouch
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
    Kelly Xu became the first female champion ever at Augusta by winning last year's inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship at the age of 9. She now has the opportunity to be the first back-to-back Drive, Chip and Putt Champion as the only returning champion this year. You can watch her attempt to complete this historic feat on April 5, 2015 live at Augusta or on TV at 9AM ET on the Golf Channel. The Golf Channel is also broadcasting profiles of some of the competitors during their shows "Golf Central" and "Morning Drive". While I haven't seen it, I know that there's one on Kelly because I…
  • Thorlos for (Almost) Free!

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

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

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

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

  • Travel, golf, and history: WWII and you

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

    Kiel Christianson
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:41 am
    2015 has started off strangely. A couple days after "Deflategate" broke, it occurred to me that the NFL might be asking the wrong question. Specifically, I figured it was possible that the question "Who deflated the balls?" might have no answer. My thin…
  • Best of 2014: Giblet gravy for the year in golf

    Kiel Christianson
    27 Dec 2014 | 9:50 am
    Cliché as they may be, year-end "Best of" lists" serve a useful purpose: You can pay little to no attention throughout the year to anything, but get all caught up with some concerted reading the last couple weeks of the year. So, in the spirit of the…
  • Golf Etiquette Quick Reference makes a great stocking stuffer

    Kiel Christianson
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    Golf is an odd sport in a number of ways. One of these is that golf has both rules and etiquette. Moreover, for the casual player, the etiquette is arguably more important. No one else on the course (except *maybe* your own foursome) gives a caddie's fa…
  • Gaia Turmeric Supreme herbal supplements for joint pain

    Kiel Christianson
    25 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    As I inch ever closer to 50 years old, I find myself waking up with fresh little aches and pains every couple of weeks. For example, earlier this summer, just as my game was rounding into form (maybe even the same week I shot my personal best round of 7…
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    Mike Pedersen Golf

  • Lower Back Pain Solution For Golfers

    Mike
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Golf is the sport of choice for many people. Many people enjoy playing golf in their leisure time. It is an excellent way to enjoy the outdoors and do light exercises. But many times golfers are wishing that they can go on playing golf forever and the other minute they are swearing off golf completely. This is due to the fact that many golfers experience back pain at some point in their game. Many golfers skip their favorite pastime because of the pain, but many continue to enjoy the game and look for the ways to improve it. Many times doctors recommend their patients to start playing the…
  • Stop Swaying In Your Golf Swing

    Mike
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    I want to talk about lateral sway in your golf swing. I know it was a big problem I had for a long time and it felt like it took forever for me to fix it. But now that I’ve got some good feelings and some thoughts, I want to relay them to you so that you can fix it a lot quicker than I did. Lateral Sway – Upper Body Or Lower Body So a lateral sway can be in two parts of your body. Obviously it can be in the upper body where you sway off the ball and it can also be in the lower body where you swaying – your lower body, your knees are moving outside too much. That’s the part…
  • How To Stop Flipping At Impact

    Mike
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Today I want to talk about a very common swing fault that’s called flipping through impact. This is a killer for distance and accuracy in your golf swing. I want to show you a simple fix but before I do I want to make a disclaimer. All the videos that I shoot are based on my own personal experience. I’ve viewed over a thousands golf swing videos of PG players, senior PG players and all levels of handicapped players. And I’ve studied the golf swing inside and out, so I know the biomechanics. But when I shoot a video like this, I’m coming from my own personal experience…
  • Tiger Woods Debut – Misses Cut At Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Mike
    31 Jan 2015 | 11:07 am
    Well, I’m sure everyone has been waiting to see if Tiger Woods, with his new coach Chris Como, can turn things around. I can safely say, that his first tournament of 2015 The Waste Magagement Phoenix Open didn’t go as planned. Tiger shot a 2-over 73 on Thursday, then shot his highest score of his professional career on Friday, an 11-over 82 to miss the cut. Might as well jump over to to watch the Super Bowl while he’s here. As you can imagine, twitter lit up. CBS Sports Kyle Porter… And the Golf Channel’s Jason Sobel… Here’s what Tiger said back in…
  • Scott Stallings PGA Winner Last Week… At My Gym

    Mike
    1 Feb 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Last week PGA Tour Player Scott Stallings, won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, for a cool $1.1M. This week he came over to our Phoenix Open and unfortunately didn’t make the cut, but I see on his twitter, that he and his wife were under the weather, plus it is very difficult to come back the next week and play well, after the emotional drain of the win from the week before. What I was impressed with was I saw him at my gym (Lifetime Fitness Scottsdale) working out with his trainer. He was working very hard doing some very effective circuit training exercises. I was a little…
 
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    My Daily Slice of Golf...the Blog

  • Book Review: 'The Wichita Kid: a Caddies's Story'

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

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

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

    MyDailySlice
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    I recently read How to Become a Scratch Golfer written by humorist Patrick Campbell. Written in the 60's, this Irish columnist for the London Times has a biting wit that takes the stuffinest out of golf.This tongue-and-cheek look at what one needs to do to become a "Scratchman" is a very funny read, that suggests that golf for amateurs across the pond has the same satirical wit as it does in the States.Chapter 6 is alone worth the read as it describes of how one must fake-it-to-make-it-mentality in golf...and realizing that not much has changed in today's terms.You can find this book and…
  • Plug for crowdfunding for golfers

    MyDailySlice
    9 Nov 2014 | 7:10 am
    My name is Justin Bryant and my company ProUknow.com just launched yesterday evening. We are a crowdfunding platform that specifically caters to funding the careers of aspiring professional golfers. Currently, we have 3 professionals with campaigns: Charlie Harrison, Christian Heavens, and Natalie Sheary. Harrison and Heavens are both current contestants on the Big Break Myrtle Beach and Sheary is an LPGA Tour Rookie, who was the ACC Individual Champion and ACC Player of the Year in 2009. All the players are offering exciting rewards in return for sponsor contributions including golf…
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    Ottawa Golf Blog

  • Lydia Ko Gets A Tattoo To Celebrate First Win

    Sean Crogie
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Love golf, love tattoos. So hearing about Lydia Ko getting some ink in celebration of her first professional win, the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic last spring. I think it's great, getting the date (April 27, 2014) -- in Roman numerals on her wrist.Some would said she's just a crazy seventeen year old but the LPGA top-ranked woman golfer in the world is a pretty cool golfer if you ask me. Well done Lydia.Here's the transcript of Lydia discussing the tatt.ISPS HANDA Women's Australian OpenLydia Ko - Sunday transcript23 Feb 2015by Golf AustraliaQ: Can you talk us through the ink that you’ve…
  • Book Review - Golf Etiquette Quick Reference

    Sean Crogie
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:32 pm
    While not your conventional "golf" book Yves C. Ton-That, a leading rules experts has put together a great reference tool when it comes to golf etiquette. "Golf Etiquette Quick Reference" is the perfect guide for those looking to brush up on the correct conduct on the golf course. Etiquette can sometimes be intimidating but Yves goes through many points in a clear and concise manner making it ideal for those new to the game plus the season veteran golfer looking to brush up on this highly addictive sport.Neatly arranged in 8 color coded sections it's easy to flip through to sections involving…
  • SeeMore Putters Introduces SeeMore Insider 2.0

    Sean Crogie
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:43 pm
    I am a player. I know my game; its strengths and weaknesses. I am an independent thinker. Advertisements and commercials don't influence me. Endorsement deals don't persuade me. I only want the best equipment that offers the one thing I'm truly interested in: Results. Sincerely,SeeMore OwnerI've always been a fan of SeeMore Putters, from the simple putting techniques that SeeMore teaches to the beautifully crafted flatsticks. When putting accounts for 40% of your strokes out on the golf course I trust my stroke to a SeeMore. Intrigues by their new SeeMore Insider 2.0. I've already signed up…
  • Cigar Etiquette/ Rules on the Golf Course

    Sean Crogie
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:13 pm
    Watching the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am this weekend got me thinking about cigar smoking on the golf course. While I’ve on occasion enjoyed a cigar both socially (ah! Miami) and on the golf course. It’s always smart to go over a few points of etiquette before you light up on the golf course even for the veteran cigar aficionado and especially the newbie. Ask Before Lighting UpBefore you light up be sure and ask your playing partners if it’s OK if you light up. It’s all about respect.Bring ExtrasIt’s never cool to light another man’s cigar or share, so bring a few extra…
  • A Little Q&A Time with Kikkor Golf Owner James Lepp

    Sean Crogie
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    The Future, Creative Process,  PGA Merchandise ShowIt's been awesome following Kikkor Golf since the beginning and I can remember the first time speaking to owner James Lepp. Hearing the passion in his voice for what he was doing with golf shoes, a true pioneer of the street style look. You knew there were good things going to happen for James and his company.Wanted to touch base with James early in the year and ask him a few questions on the future, the creative process and the PGA Merchandise Show. Here's what he had to say: Q&A With Kikkor Golf's James LeppWhere do you get…
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    PutterZone - Best Putter Reviews

  • Insider Interview: Bputters

    Sean Weir
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    Italy is known as an epicenter of art and fashion, so when an emerging Italian putter designer tapped us on the shoulder, we were immediately intrigued. His name is Antonio Biagioli, who describes himself as “a regular guy with a background in economics, a supportive family and a great passion for golf.” His putter company is called Bputters, and he specializes in finely milled flatsticks with really cool names, not to mention some amazing-looking accessories such as leather utility pouches. In his words, “I could say I want my putters to become the best putters in the…
  • Hot Tech: The New J-Flex Putter

    Sean Weir
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:33 am
    Well, we thought we’d seen it all here at PutterZone, but apparently not… As of today, there’s a new putter in the works via Kickstarter that aims to increase putting accuracy with an innovative “flexing” face. That’s right, upon contact with the ball, the J-Flex putter will actually flex slightly on miss-hits to create a compensating correction. The company’s bold declaration is that it’s “the most forgiving putter in the world.” Says J-Flex’s Rick Gehman, “Think about it like a rubberband. If you stretch a rubberband…
  • Exclusive: New Srixon Z-STAR XV Balls

    Sean Weir
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    Look what the cat dragged in…Well, not quite, because wouldn’t let the cat anywhere near these sweet new Srixon orbs! Indeed, we are honored to be among the first to offer a sneak peek at the new Srixon Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV balls, which are debuting at the PGA Merchandise Show today, and which will hit the retail shelves in the first week of February. The new Z-STAR and Z-STAR XV balls are said to feature “innovative enhancements from core to cover,” including a second-generation Spinkin cover; Speed Dimples with a 324 dimple pattern; and an Energetic Gradient Growth…
  • Insider Interview: Revolution Golf Tee

    Sean Weir
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    Here at PutterZone, we focus on the putting green, not the tee box. However, we also love entrepreneurial golf stories, and the fact is that you can’t get to the green without first teeing off. Which brings us to today’s Insider Interview with Chris Jackson, inventor of the new Revolution Tee, an aptly named golf tee that aims to change how you think about teeing off. Not only does the Revolution Tee offer unbreakable durability, it’s also said to add yards to your drive. Chris grew up as a sports enthusiast, but didn’t get the golf bug until his early twenties.
  • PING Unveils New Cadence Putters

    Sean Weir
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:12 am
    The legendary Anser putter gets a new look in the new year as PING unveils its new line of Cadence putters, ranging from $185 to $245 depending on the model. In all, the Cadence line features eight models, including four new designs (Anser W, B65, Tomcat C, Rustler) and a counter-balanced option (Anser 2 CB), providing a range of options to fit all stroke types from straight, slight arc to pronounced arc. Color-coded shaft bands show the stroke matching intent of each putter. Meanwhile, the PING Cadence putters come with variable colored True Roll (TR) face inserts for added fitting options.
 
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    Golf Forum - Golf Blog (MyGolfSpy.com)

  • Buyer’s Guide – Direct To Consumer Golf Balls

    GolfSpy MBP
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Can Smaller Brands Compete? Lately we've been inundated with a rash of direct to consumer golf balls. Each claims to be something extraordinary. They're  “Tour Level’ or “Really straight”, and each ball pushes some sort of outstanding value. Each one has some sort of distinct hook; subscription services, charitable donations, eco-frienly packaging (or lack thereof), or a metal core. No doubt some of these value-added features will be of interest to some of you, but at the end of the day it should be about performance and value. What we really want to know is: Are any among this new…
  • The MyGolfSpy “Referral Program”

    mygolfspy
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:10 pm
    We’re doubling down on our efforts to spread #PowerToThePlayer to every golfer and offering you an incentive to keep the momentum rolling. We're now offering a 10% commission on every pledge you bring in. The baseline for this program starts at $250. Once you've referred $250 worth of pledges via your MyGolfSpy unique URL, you'll automatically be eligible for participation and set to receive your payout at the end of our campaign. For example: Say you bring in $10,000 in referrals that's $1000 in your pocket and all you had to do was get people to click your link and contribute to MyGolfSpy…
  • Finally, MyGolfSpy’s real identity revealed!

    mygolfspy
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:36 pm
    At long last, the founder of MyGolfSpy steps out of the shadows to reveal himself to his readership. MyGolfSpy.com is at a pivotal point in its mission and GolfSpy X wanted to personally tell you about the exciting things in store for the future.   Click here to see where MyGolfSpy is going.    
  • CASE #: 2015 Most Wanted Driver

    Tony Covey
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    UPDATE: Our investigation to help find the suspect for the 2015 Most Wanted Driver is now 76% complete. #MostWanted #GolfCSI #YourDriverFingerPrint Do you support unbiased equipment testing? If so, help spread the word and educate other golfers about the importance of unbiased golf equipment reviews. By doing so you will be automatically entered to win a wedge from MyGolfSpy's #ThePimpList. All you have to do to enter is click the retweet button on the tweet embeded below. It's the button that looks like this:  "I support unbiased reviews and equipment testing." We are 76% done with our…
  • GIVEAWAY – Epson M-Tracer Swing Analyzer

    Tony Covey
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:54 am
    Win It Before You Can Buy It Well-known electronics manufacturer Epson America is entering the sports wearables market. Golfers will want to pay particular attention to the company's M-Tracer MT500GII Golf Swing Analyzer. For those who may not be aware, Swing Analyazers are small electronic devices (often they clip to your shaft or glove) that collect and store key bits of data that can help you analyze (and improve) multiple aspects of your golf swing. Epson M-Tracer empowers golfers to improve their swing in an easy and intuitive manner, ultimately resulting in lower scores and more fun" -…
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    Scot Duke

  • Don’t Give Up On Video Marketing

    Scot Duke
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    Business owners come to us nearly everyday asking if we can produce a Viral Video!  OH, if they only knew what goes into producing a Viral Video, they would just go for the real digital marketing strategy that works better than a Viral Video. Most digital marketing strategy clearly indicate a need for videos to to be produced to market a business’ product or services.  However, 80% of these businesses needing straight forward digital marketing are part of the growing number of businesses who are ONLY after producing the elusive ‘Viral Video’. Yes, there are a lot of…
  • Unknown People Putting You in Their Google Plus Circle: Don’t Be Concerned

    Scot Duke
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Every newbie who has uses Google+ has at one point been concerned getting notifications alerting them to an unknown person has placed them in their Circle.  This has freaked out a number of Facebooker and LinkedIn’ers to not end.  I know a few who will not use G+ because of this. Don’t Freak Out!! The truth is, having someone circle does not harm.  Circling on Google+ is not like “friending” on Facebook, which is a two-way relationship.  The most common concern most people have is that unknown person might be able to see your private information.
  • What Are the Advantages to Google Plus?

    Scot Duke
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Since 2011, when I first started using Google+, I have been asked hundreds of times, by my close friends in the social media arena, to tell them the advantages of using Google+.   Granted, there has been a large number of changes to the G+ platform since 2011.  Some good, some very good and a number of very bad changes.   So to catch you up, again, here are the advantages of Google+. Immediate Gratification It is obvious for Google+ users to understand the benefits or advantages Google+ offers them.  So for them, this is just a review. However, for those who need to be here and are not,…
  • VA Claim: Stay in Control and Out of the Hamster Wheel

    Scot Duke
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    I just received a new message from my good friend Chris Attig concern a message he would like to pass on to all Veterans and their families concerning filing their VA Claims. Scot, Hope you will pass this on to all of your friends and family who are Veterans. There are a lot of ways to go about filing a VA Claim.  Some folks start off ready for the long fight.  Others break their claims into smaller chunks: bigger conditions first, then the smaller ones, or primary then secondary.   No Way is Better than the Others….the way that is BEST is what helps YOU stay in control of the…
 
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    Golf is Hard TV

  • SDSU Women’s Golf Team Trick Shot Video

    marc@golfishardtv.com (Golf is Hard TV)
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    Incredible! Love this!
  • Best golf resource that has improved your game?

    marc@golfishardtv.com (Golf is Hard TV)
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:21 pm
    What is the best golf book, video, website or resource you have ever used? A personal coach? Lessons? Books, videos, DVDS? Whatcha got? For me (this is Marc), lessons was the big bang for me, coupled with a few pro tips and a lot of time at the range. Now, granted, that got me from shooting in the 110’s to the mid 90’s. Still that’s like 10-15 strokes in about a year. I’m sure if I had played more I would have even done better. I’d be curious to hear more about what you have used? Perhaps Golf is Hard TV episodes have helped?
  • Happy Holidays

    marc@golfishardtv.com (Golf is Hard TV)
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:55 am
    Wishing you and yours a very special, very happy holiday and New Year!  
  • “It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Bubbaclaus” – Golf Video of the Season

    marc@golfishardtv.com (Golf is Hard TV)
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:15 am
  • Golf Is Hard TV Season 5 Pass

    marc@golfishardtv.com (Golf is Hard TV)
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Can’t get enough of our old Golf is Hard TV episodes? Well get ready for a season pass to season 5 of GIHTV.
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    SeeMore Putters Blog

  • Russell Knox (Tour FGP) rolls in a lengthy putt for birdie at Honda

    SeeMore Admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:46 pm
    short commercial before video Click HERE to watch video.  In the third round of The Honda Classic 2015, Russell Knox drains a 39-foot putt for birdie on the par-4 9th hole. Share with Friends below -->
  • Russell Knox (Tour FGP) interview after Round 2 of The Honda Classic

    SeeMore Admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:04 pm
    short commercial before video CLICK HERE to watch video - Following a second-round or 68, Russell Knox reflects on his play in The Honda Classic 2015 with Doug Bell from PGA TOUR Radio. Share with Friends below -->>
  • Russell Knox (Tour FGP) sinks a 28-foot putt for birdie at Honda

    SeeMore Admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 1:49 pm
    short commercial before video   CLICK HERE to watch - In the opening round of The Honda Classic 2015, Russell Knox connects for birdie from 28 feet on the par-3 5th hole.
  • LARGE AND IN CHARGE by @GolfDigest Stix

    SeeMore Admin
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:59 am
    Nice piece by E. Michael Johnson today in Golf Digest Stix (page 10) - Share with your friends! A SeeMore Putter is "the best investment in golf!"
  • SeeMore Launches Giant FGP

    SeeMore Admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    (Franklin, TN) - The SeeMore Putter Company is launching the next giant thing in golf. The GIANT FGP. "The GIANT FGP started off as a project to create a putter that took everything we knew about putter technology, alignment, and the perfect putting stroke, and enhanced it in every way possible," stated Jim Grundberg, CEO. "What we ended up with is a design that is very familiar, yet shockingly different at the same time. We literally created a giant size FGP, which functions exactly like the original FGP, just better. It is easier to align, more forgiving, better balanced, and feels great.
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    Australian Senior Golfer

  • Adam Scott back in action at World Golf Championships this week

    Brian O'Hare
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    WGC- Cadillac Championship Preview: TV Times: Leaderboard     ADAM SCOTT is in action for the first time in 2015 this week with the first of the four World Golf Championships events taking place at the Trump National Doral golf course in Miami. Scott will join Jason Day, the man who has overtaken him in the world golf rankings, John Senden, Geoff Ogilvy, Greg Chalmers and Steve Jeffress teeing it up at the WGC- Cadillac Championship. Overall, there are 74 golfers from 19 countries playing in the event, which includes all the world top 50. Scott has fallen to world No.5, one behind…
  • Ian Baker-Finch joining the 2015 Legends Tour on the Mornington Peninsula

    Brian O'Hare
    3 Mar 2015 | 10:43 pm
    IAN BAKER-FINCH will tee it up on the E-Z-GO PGA Legends Tour this month with the former Major winner set to play a number of pro-am tournaments on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Baker-Finch, the 1991 British Open Champion and now popular golf commentator, is set to play the Peter Stickley Vendor Advocacy Legends Pro-Am, Victorian PGA Senior Foursomes Championship and Portsea Legends Pro-Am. Baker-Finch’s last appearance in Victoria was 2009 when he played the Portsea Pro-Am. Eagle Ridge Golf Course will host the first of the three events on March 16 with the Peter Stickley Vendor…
  • Hendry chasing third NZ PGA title

    Brian O'Hare
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    NEW ZEALAND’S Michael Hendry is aiming to win his third consecutive Holden NZ PGA Championship this week at the Remuera Golf Club in Auckland. The tournament tees off on Thursday and if Hendy achieves the feat he will be the first player to do so since Australian golfing legend and British Open Champion Kel Nagle, won the title in 1973, 1974 and 1975. “It would be awesome,” said Hendry who won the tournament when it was played at The Hills in 2012 and 2013 before it took a year’s hiatus. “I am working towards some goals and I am pretty happy with where I am at, in the journey…
  • The Bob Stanton enigma …. A brilliant golfer who shone too briefly

    Larry Canning
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Bob Stanton is regarded as one of Australia’s most naturally gifted golfers ever, famously beating Arnold Palmer as a 20 year old and going on to cut a swathe through the world pro tours. But there were also some unexplained and early absences from the game. In this exclusive interview LARRY CANNING catches up with a childhood hero. When I was a 12 year old kid wondering if I was going to open the bowling for Australia in an Ashes Series or win the US Open at Pebble Beach, my two prize possessions were a shiny new Kookaburra six stitcher and a Bob Stanton mallet head putter. I never met Mr…
  • Rory McIlroy makes his run for the 2015 US Masters

    Brian O'Hare
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:25 pm
    2015 Honda Classic Preview: Leaderboard   By Brian O’Hare WORLD NO.1 Rory McIlroy makes his 2015 US PGA Tour debut at the Honda Classic this week to start a campaign he hopes will culminate with a Green Jacket in April. The 25 year old is settling in comfortably as the new face of golf and after winning the final two Majors of 2014 is aiming to complete the “Grand Slam” at Augusta National. He arrived in the US after winning on the European Tour in Dubai last month and finishing a close second in Abu Dhabi the week before. With a certain high profile American golfer at home…
 
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    Perform Better Golf » Blog

  • Improve Your Golf Swing Width With This Simple Exercise

    Mike
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Hi, I’m Mike Pedersen with PerformBetterGolf.com. I want to talk about using an exercise ball, a stability ball to play better golf. Every golf player in the world should have a stability ball. It’s very inexpensive and the benefit to your golf swing and your golf game is immense. There’s so many simple, easy and affective things you can do with an exercise ball for your golf swing that I want to show you a couple of quick ones right now. Golf Swing With Stability Ball First one I do almost everyday is I swing it. I take the ball, I get my golf posture and I actually make…
  • Sitting Is Ruining Your Golf Swing

    Mike
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:34 pm
    If you have followed any of my golf improvement information, you know I am a strong advocate of improving your body to play better golf. Well, it seems we have a worse problem and it is something that the majority of us (myself included) do most of the day (and night). Sitting! I’m doing it right now as I’m typing this article up for you. Unfortunately, this is wreaking havoc on our backs, necks, overall health, and yes…our golf swings! As I’m sitting here I am consciously sitting up straighter and making sure my neck is elongated and not jutted forward like most…
  • Does Your Backswing Look Like Tony’s?

    Mike
    18 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    Does your backswing look like this? A friend of mine was bingeing on the Soprano’s and came across a clip of James Gandolfini hitting a golf ball. Season 5, Episode 9 – Unidentified Black Males at the 6:34 point in the show. It reminded me of all the golfers struggling to make a complete backswing (full turn). The end result of his shot obviously did not look good, but it’s a perfect example of how a shortened and restricted backswing can affect your contact with the ball, as well as the much slower clubhead speed, resulting in a massive loss of distance. I want you to…
  • Are You Struggling With Your Weight?

    Mike
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:39 pm
    In the 15 years I’ve worked exclusively with golfers, I can tell you I’ve received hundreds of emails from golfers over 50 years of age who are struggling with their weight. Does this sound like you? If so, you are not alone. Carrying extra pounds is not only bad for your golf swing, but as you are well aware, your health and longevity. I’m sure if you asked your kids (and even grand kids) if they want you around for a while, the answer would be a resounding YES! Well…that means you need to take action and shed some pounds (and more importantly keep them off) ASAP. Do…
  • Attention 50 And Over Golfer: Improve Golf Power And Distance With This Portable Training Aid

    Mike
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    I’ve been hearing for over 14 years from golfers in their 50’s and 60’s how much distance they’ve lost. I know how frustrating that can be, especially if you are consistently the shortest hitter in your foursome. Your buddies just know you’ll be first to hit your second shot, due to being the shortest off the tee. What’s the solution? As I’ve said for 14 years now, you must improve the strength and flexibility of your golf-specific muscles. For the average 50 and above golfer, this means doing some kind of exercise/stretch every day if possible, as it…
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • 101 Ways to Increase your Golf Power

    Doug
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    This is an excerpt from the 1st chapter of the new and soon-to-be-released book, 101 Ways to Increase your Golf Power called Golf Power Swing Keys. I wanted to write this book because I could not really find it anywhere. If you’re looking for more power, distance and lower scores this might be for you. However, I could only find bits and pieces here and there. So I tried to put all the best stuff I could find related to increasing your golf distances (and accuracy) by developing your golf power into one “power-packed” book. I wanted to aggregate all the best stuff I could…
  • AT&T’s “Fan’s Eye View” – A Huge Success

    Doug
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    AT&T’s “Fan’s Eye View” was a huge success this year at the 30th Annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am won this year by Brandt Snedeker. The weather, I might add, was unbelievably spectacular this year with bright, sunny days in the mid 70’s. Musician Huey Lewis said it was the nicest weather he has experienced in playing the Pro-Am for over 25 years! As I mentioned in a previous post called, Celebrating 30 Years of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am AT&T, gave 4 individuals the experience of a lifetime by allowing them access to the tournament itself as well…
  • Old World Golf at Riviera

    Doug
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    The Northern Trust Open is being played this week at one the the premier golf courses on the West coast swing, Riviera Country Club, located in Pacific Palisades, California (within city limits of Los Angeles). Defending champion Bubba Watson and FedExCup leader Jimmy Walker are also joined by world No.7 Sergio Garcia and No.16 Victor Dubuisson who are making their 2015 U.S. debuts on the PGA Tour. It always a shootout at Riviera so be sure to check the latest golf betting odds. Two-time NTO winner Fred Couples returns once again on a sponsor invite, extending his own record with his 33rd…
  • Celebrating 30 Years of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-AM

    Doug
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    Who doesn’t love the Pebble Beach Pro-Am—all the great golf, uber-cool celebrities and some of the most beautiful, majestic views of ocean and land that you will ever see. Who would have thought this now marquee and worldwide event began in 1937 when Bing Crosby invited some friends to play golf, enjoy a little clambake and a raise a bit of money for charity in Rancho Sante Fe, California. Like many I have never played the course, only enjoyed the HD version on the large screen at home. It’s hard to imagine actually being there live and in person-but 4 folks are actually getting to do…
  • Golf Rx: Focus Starts with Your Eyes

    Doug
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    Golf Rx is on a mission to bring golfers specialty prescription eyewear at the same level of quality and craftsmanship they expect from the rest of their gear and equipment. It’s about time. ABOUT In the early 1990s Sports Optical pioneered the technology to put prescriptions into curved-format sport lenses. Since then, They’ve been in the trenches daily and hard at work perfecting their craft. Today, their lenscrafting pedigree is second to none and ship their glasses worldwide to almost every imaginable athlete—including, of course, golfers. For the past twenty years, via their…
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  • The Grain 2015 Kickoff and Equipment Issue

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    At least in warmer climes, the 2015 golf season is well underway, and our opening issue of The Grain offers everything players need to usher it in. Many of the writers of The A Position are fresh from this year’s PGA Merchandise Show, and they’ve returned with reports on the latest gear, from clubs–drivers to wedges and putters, balls, GPS systems and shafts. John Torsiello takes a closeup look at shoes, while Tom Harack casts his eye on the latest in golf apparel. Anthony Pioppi flies in the face of the new by playing a 2014 season-ending round with hickories, but even with…
  • Destination Dublin

    admin
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    The International Association of Golf Tour Operators named the Dublin East Coast as the European Golf Destination of the Year in the 2015 IAGTO Awards. Videographer Jamie McWilliams shows why: Related post: Traveling North in Ireland
  • The Travel Issue 2014

    admin
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:26 am
    Our latest digital emag is now available, The Travel Issue 2014. We not only show where to go to play great golf (as far flung as China, all of Canada, and as near as the shores of Fort Myers and Sanibel Island in Florida), we show you the best way to go about it with an A List of travel tips. The well-traveled writers of The A Position chime in, but tip their caps to the most-traveled man in golf (unless another contender steps forward), Gary Player. Mounting a buddy trip? Writer John Torsiello provides the dos and don’ts. David DeSmith surveys the trails of resorts where you can golf…
  • Inventing Words for the Finca Cortesin Golf Club

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    30 Oct 2014 | 12:24 pm
    By Ben Smith The A Position Guest Columnist The Finca Cortesin Golf Club, Estepona, Spain, view from the 14th hole There are only so many words, only so many phrases, that you can use to describe the beauty and tranquility of a place and I am sure you have heard them all before. After a day at this truly majestic golf club, I wanted to invent a hundred more to attempt to describe what I saw and how I felt on a day of genuine golfing joy. We arrived at the course as the sun rose over the Mediterranean Sea. The welcome was immediate (as we stepped out of the car) and warm. The practice range…
  • Watson: “Luck has something to do with it, but there’s more to it than that.”

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    A Q&A with Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson is part of our features-packed 2014 Ryder Cup issue of The Grain, now online. We look at host site Gleneagles in two ways–through the eyes of Jimmy Kidd, who focuses on six key holes of the PGA Centenary Course; and at the many amenities of the resort itself, celebrating its 90th year in 2014. We don’t stop there, of course. We offer insight on what to look for in the Cup matches, an essay on what kind of behaviour to expect from the fans, a mouth-watering portfolio of photographs of great Scottish courses, an envy-producing report on a…
 
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  • Ryder Cup captain announcements (and why Europe is going to win again!)

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

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

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

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

    Nick Green
    10 Jan 2015 | 6:46 am
    "Sun is bad for you. everything our parents said was good is bad, sun, milk, red meat...college" Woody Allen in Annie Hall.As a golfer for many, (many) years my consciousness about the dangers of the sun have increased dramatically over the years. Our friends down under have know about the perils of being out too long in the sun for decades. It's common to see Aussie golfers and others playing sport outside to be covered in sunscreen, wearing a hat and sunglasses. This awareness is increasing in the US and not before time.The are a couple of new sun related brands I wanted to highlight that…
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  • Wedge game key as Phelan shares Africa Open lead

    Brian Keogh
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Kevin Phelan after his great birdie at the seventh When Kevin Phelan lost his card last year he explained that he had to get better with a wedge in his hands if he was to compete with the European Tour elite. Fast forward little more than three months and he's contending for the second week in a row, firing a five under 67 to claim a share of the first round lead in the Africa Open at a blustery East London Golf Club.Last week, he finished a career best tied second in the Joburg Open but missed out on one of three places in The Open Championship at St Andrews because…
  • Attention — Faldo Series Ireland entries close this Friday; plus big St Patrick's Day bash at Lough Erne

    Brian Keogh
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    Rory McIlroy and Nick Faldo If you're hoping to follow in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy and Stephanie Meadow and make your mark on the Faldo Series it's crucial to enter. And while this year's Faldo Series Ireland Championship at Lough Erne is nearly two months away, entries close this Friday, March 6.New to this year, entries for our Ireland Championship, hosted by Lough Erne Resort, will be taken online via our UK Entries page. Entries will close FRIDAY 6TH MARCH Tournament date: 28th & 29th April Under 16, Under 18 & Under 21, Boys, Girls & Youths To register and…
  • Rory McIlroy and the curative powers of defeat

    Brian Keogh
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:58 am
    Rory McIlroy practices at Trump Doral Rory McIlroy has consistently said that his 2011 Masters meltdown was the best thing that ever happened to him. He might be more accurate in saying that it was his reaction to his closing 80 that day that made all the difference and led to him winning the US Open in his next major start.Pádraig Harrington immediately pointed to McIlroy's post round interview as hugely significant and the man who conducted it, Peter Kostis, still believes it was crucuial for the player who now holds four majors and the world No 1 ranking.Kostis…
  • There's life after the yips for Harrington, so what about Tiger?

    Brian Keogh
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    Pádraig Harrington idolises Bernhard Langer. He overcame the yips three times. He has an incredible work ethic. He always go the extra mile.What he really thinks of Tiger when he’s speaking to his mates behind closed doors is anyone’s guess but having overcome the yips himself to become a winner on the biggest stage again, he sees no reason why he can’t be some sort of inspiration to Woods.Currently away from the game battling what looks like a clear case of the chipping yips, Woods may well have flicked on the golf on Monday and watched his old mucker…
  • Scheduling reality kicks in for Harrington — tough phone calls ahead

    Brian Keogh
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Pádraig Harrington sporting his Dunnes Stores line of clothing last year On Monday Pádraig Harrington was on such a high following his Honda Classic comeback win that he insisted he'd honour his commitments and take up four sponsors invitations in a row before playing in the Masters. Now he's not so sure.Having just played five events in a row — the most he's played since he did six in a row in mid-2011 — the Dubliner knows it would be crazy to play the Valspar Championship, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Valero Texas Open and Shell Houston Open before…
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  • Get Your Brain in Your Golf Game

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

    admin
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    I have often thought that you can tell more about a person by what they read, watch, listen to and do for fun than what they say about themselves.  It's why I ask people I meet for the first time what their favorite books/movies/past times/music are.   If  you were to ask me that question, here's what I'd say... Favorite song: Stairway to Heaven Favorite movie: Shawshank Dedemption Favorite book: The Day After Tomorrow by Allan Folsom Favorite sport: Do you really have to ask? ;) Given my passion for golf, I also have a favorite golf movie (No, it's not Caddyshack ;)) and a few golf…
  • Guest Post: Bringing Back Golf’s Mystique

    admin
    26 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Just a couple years into my career of teaching golf (nearly 20 years ago now) I was told that the National Golf Foundation declared that golf was declining. Comforting news, when you are a young apprentice feeling blessed that you are actually making a living at something you love. Tiger had just come on the scene and yet the golf train we had all boarded was derailing. [caption id="attachment_2604" align="alignright" width="200"] Maria Palozola - Top 50 Golf Instructor with the LPGA[/caption] Every year people like me in the industry scramble to try to figure out what can be done to get this…
  • Guest Post: Social Media is a lot like Golf

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:24 pm
    All true golfers have heard a repertoire of inane comments about the game that cause their ears to bleed. Claims that golf isn’t a sport, dismissive scoffs at “golf-related fitness” (with John Daly as their favourite testimonial), or the average weekend golfer telling all those within earshot that he hits the ball “about 350”—one might say that these kinds of statements are par for the course.  But beyond their aggravating nature, they all have one major common thread: an innocent lack of knowledge. When it comes to social media, similar unjustified opinions come from the golf…
  • Calling all Golf Courses – Time to Think Outside the Tee Box

    admin
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Hey everyone - Welcome to Fall-back" season! I bet many of your are thinking about your upcoming Turkey Day celebrations and Black Friday. But how many of you are thinking about your club's marketing strategy for 2015?  Not many I expect. I imagine with the dark damp days of December on their way, you're happy not worrying about how Golf Now and other discounters took profits out of your pockets in 2014.   You probably think it was just the "cost of doing business"; and it was, if your business was about giving away your customers to another business. Forgive me if that sounds glib - I…
 
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  • Is Tiger Toast?

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

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

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

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

    golfpoet
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:21 pm
        My apologies for being slow to put out a new post. I have been battling the flu for a while (even though I dutifully got my flu-shot last October). I am finally starting the feel better and put together what is now my annual four-liner bemoaning Winter. Nothing new, just another observation on what separates golfers who are warmer and from those who are colder at this time of year. DECEMBER GOLF Golf in December, a delight for those Not burdened by four layers of clothes; Advice or tips no matter the source, Of little use on a snow-covered course.   Two other comments. For…
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  • Putting Coaching By AZ PGA Golf Coach, Rob Camacho

    Rob Camacho
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
     Ahwatukee, Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona Golf Lessons Update: March 1, 2015 When you go to the practice facility you will see the majority of golfers on the range.  The putting green is there, but most spend little time there.  Why?  Are you a good putter?  No need to practice?  Do you easily […]
  • Book Your Arizona 2015 Golf School Today!

    Rob Camacho
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
        Arizona Golf School Update for December 11, 2014: Awhatukee, Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.   Three Day Golf School by PGA Pro, Rob Camacho will help your golf game for the 2015 season and beyond.  The cost for the golf school is affordable, and even less expensive compared to traditional  hourly […]
  • Why You Need An Arizona Golf Instructor

    Rob Camacho
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:14 pm
    Golf Lessons Update for Ahwatukee, Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, AZ:  December 8, 2014 The best golfers in the world hire a coach/instructor to help for improvement.  Case in point is the recent winner, Jordan Spieth winning the Hero World Challenge (Tiger’s tournament).  On Sunday’s post win interview on the Golf Channel, Spieth acknowledge […]
  • Phoenix, AZ Golf Lessons 2014 Holidays Special Offer

    Rob Camacho
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
          Update Golf Instruction and Lessons for Ahwatukee, Chandler, Maricopa, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe: November 25, 2014 Four 30-minute lessons for only $99.99.  Two Hour Session is only $99.99 or Two golfers share four 30-minute lessons for only $79.99 each.  Two golfers share two hour session for only $79.99 each. Gift Certificates Available […]
  • Maricopa Golf Lessons/Instruction at The Duke

    Rob Camacho
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Update November 16, 2014:  golf lessons & instruction for Ahwatukee, Chandler, City of Maricopa, Mesa. and Tempe, Arizona.   Right now is a great time with the weather cooler outside to take professional golf instruction from PGA Pro, Rob Camacho at The Duke in the city of Maricopa. As posted on the previous blog post: you can receive […]
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  • Have You Tried The Tour Player Putting Routine?

    David MacKenzie
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:34 am
    Next time you watch the PGA Tour on the TV, be sure to watch what a Tour player does before, during and after each putt. They’ll follow a very deliberate sequence. Putting is perhaps the time in golf that requires the most mental and emotional control, because you’re that much closer to the score that goes down on the card. The key (as with all my coaching), is to focus on “the process” and not the outcome. Your putting routine Your putting routine doesn’t have to follow this exactly (we all have our own individual style), but I’ve outlined the basic steps that a…
  • Just how effective is your practice for golf?

    David MacKenzie
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    When I get with a new student, one of the first questions I ask is “How do you practice?” The response is fairly similar and it’s probably not far off how you currently practice. Hitting balls at the range, a few chips and putts, without any REAL purpose. The aim of this article is to at least get you thinking about how you use your valuable practice time and whether it’s actually taking you closer to scoring lower on the golf course. I’ve also got some great practice ideas that have worked very effectively for my students (all levels of player). Why do we practice golf? There are 3…
  • Interview with Karl Morris Part 2

    David MacKenzie
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    Here’s the second half of my interview with mind coach to 6 major winners, Karl Morris. Interview highlights: Connecting with why you play the game [0:09] Why get upset with the game of golf? [1:15] Your golf scores have nothing to do with who you are as a person [1:35] Each player is different in the motivation that makes them succeed [2:20] Think about how you practice [3:14] Not playing well but scoring well [6:00] Making practice harder than the game and shaping your perception [6:52] Ten chance game for the driving range [8:21] Lose-lose practice on the putting green [10:00]…
  • My interview with Karl Morris

    David MacKenzie
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:58 am
    Yesterday I had the opportunity to interview Karl Morris, one of Europe’s leading Performance Coaches who has worked and achieved success with SIX Major winners and over 100 PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Ladies European Tour golfers. This is the first part of that interview (you’ll get the 2nd part tomorrow), and Karl let’s us in on some of the techniques he uses with the world’s best golfers. Please enjoy and I’d love to get your feedback! Interview highlights: Karl’s coaching philosophy [1:02] Is golf a mental game? [2:57] The problem with positive thinking…
  • The Myth Of Positive Thinking

    David MacKenzie
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:55 am
    Hi, It’s Karl Morris here and it is great to be working with you courtesy of David MacKenzie at Golf State of Mind. It is really clear to me the need to understand HOW to get the best from your mind is the central key to becoming the best golfer you can be. In David MacKenzie, you have a coach who really understands and applies that simple but profound truth. I hope you enjoy the read and be sure to give David your feedback. The ‘Myth of Positive Thinking’ “All you need to do is go out there and think positive!!” “Just believe you are going to shoot a low…
 
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  • 5 Ways To Maximize Your Odds At Golf Betting

    The Golf Drill Guru
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    You can bet on just about anything nowadays. From the winners of the Oscars or sports to things like the Royal baby’s first words, or the year when we will prove extraterrestrial life. Truth is, betting isn’t going away anytime soon, and if you you’re looking to place a bet, you should know that golf betting is becoming more and ...
  • Bridgestone J815 Driver

    The Golf Drill Guru
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by, we’ve got some news to share with you of the new Bridgestone J815 driver, which was recently approved by the USGA conforming list.  Here’s the details on this new driver. Specs & Details The new driver will be available in right-handed and left handed with 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12 degrees of loft.  The J815 driver ...
  • Ping G30 LS (Low Spin) Tech Driver

    The Golf Drill Guru
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Hey everyone, and thanks for stopping by.  We have our first look today at a new release of the G30 driver from Ping – a low spin technology version or LS Tech. This driver is said to set up with a more open face that the previous G30 models, and it makes a solid sound at impact, less tinny and ...
  • Exotics E8 Tour fairway woods released at Orlando’s PGA Show

    The Golf Drill Guru
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Hey folks, thanks for stopping by. Today we’re going to tell you about Tour Edge Golf’s new Exotics E8 Tour fairway woods. This club provides unique adjustability on course, designed with tour-inspired features. The concept came from a desire for an adjustable fairway wood on Tour. The Exoics E8s offer loft options from 12 to 15.5 degrees. The 13, 14, and ...
  • Cleveland Golf introduces a couple new additions to CG Black line

    The Golf Drill Guru
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Hello – and thanks for stopping by! Today we’re happy to let you know that Cleveland Golf is adding a couple of additions to it’s 2015 CG Black line. As you might know, the CG Black line of woods and irons is designed specifically for women, seniors and players with slower swing speeds. Cleveland has now added a new CG ...
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  • Africa Open 2nd Round Tee Times

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

    golfandcourse
    4 Mar 2015 | 12:56 am
    Africa Open Golf Challenge Logo 2015 Round 1 of the 2015 Africa Open Golf Championship will be hosted at the East London Golf Club in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa on Thursday 5th March. The Africa Open 1st round tee times have been announced and the tournament is scheduled to start at 6:30 am. 2015 Africa Open Round 1 Tee Times View the full Afria Open 1st round tee times and player pairings. Tee times are displayed in local time. Tee TimesPlayersPlayersPlayers 1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee 06:45 AMRichard McevoyDerick PetersenRhys Enoch 06:55 AMJason BarnesKeenan DavidseJared…
  • Cadillac Championship Prize Money

    golfandcourse
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    Cadillac Championship Logo 2015 The Cadillac Championship purse is $9,250,000 for the 2015 tournament at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. The winner of the 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship will collect the 1st prize payout of $1,570,000 and 550 FedEx Cup points. 2015 Cadillac Championship Payouts The 2015 Cadillac Championship prize money distribution will be published when the tournament has been concluded on Sunday 8th March. It will include payouts for each prize winning leaderboard position. Check back for updates. The post Cadillac Championship Prize Money appeared first on Golf and…
  • Cadillac Championship 2nd Round Tee Times

    golfandcourse
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Cadillac Championship Logo 2015 Round 2 of the 2015 World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship will be hosted at the Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida on Friday 6th March. The 2nd tee times have been announced and the round is scheduled to start at 11:00 am local time. 2015 Cadillac Championship Round 2 Tee Times View the 2nd round tee times for the 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship. Groups starting from the 1st tee are displayed first, followed by groups starting from the 10th tee. Tee TimesPlayersPlayersPlayers 1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee 11:00 AMTommy FleetwoodBernd Wiesberger 11:11…
  • Cadillac Championship 1st Round Tee Times

    golfandcourse
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Cadillac Championship Logo 2015 Round 1 of the 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship will be hosted at the Trump National Doral on Thursday 5th March. The 1st round of the tournament will start at 11:00 am local time with 3 balls teeing off from the 1st and 10th holes. 2015 Cadillac Championship 1st Round Tee Times View the tee times for the 1st round of the 2015 Cadillac Championship PGA Tour golf tournament. Tee TimesPlayersPlayersPlayersTee Number 1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee 11:00:00Russell HenleyAlexander LevyBranden Grace1 11:11:00Hunter MahanStephen GallacherMikko Ilonen1…
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    Golf Dispute Resolution

  • Three Kinds Of Water

    Rob Harris
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:23 pm
    By: Rob Harris My limited science education included the three forms of H2O: ice, water and steam. According to the lawyer for one of the owners of Austin (Texas)’s Falconhead Golf Club, there’s a more important three way characterization of water: “There’s three kinds of water at issue here – irrigation water, which is how the golf course and surrounding property is watered, then there’s rainwater in a pond that captures the water when it rains on the golf course, then the third kind of water is when the [Public Utility Agency] has more water than they can handle as a…
  • Court Permits Couple To Sue Jack Nicklaus For Intentional Misrepresentation

    Rob Harris
    3 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    By: Rob Harris Jeffrey and Judee Donner claim that Jack Nicklaus hoodwinked them into spending $1.5 million to  become charter members in an anticipated golf course development that went bankrupt. Perhaps wanting to “be like Mike” (I mean Jack) or to “keep up with the Joneses” (I mean Nicklauses), Mr. and Ms. Donner allegedly bought into the development on the strength of the following statements attributed to Nicklaus in a press release and a marketing brochure: “When I walked Mt. Holly Club, I was so captured by its potential [that] I thought through all 18 holes.
  • Departing Members Claim That Club Cannot Amend Bylaws To Impose Substantial Membership Surrender Fees

    Rob Harris
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:26 pm
    By: Rob Harris Financial obligations between private golf clubs and their members typically are matters of corporate governance and contract. New members ordinarily enter into a membership agreement with the club that will set forth many of the rights and obligations of members. The agreements often will specify that the club’s bylaws govern, and that the bylaws may be amended. Scottsdale (Arizona’s) Desert Mountain Club recently filed suit against former–and potentially current–members Thomas and Barbara Clark. The club claims that the Clarks’ purported…
  • Member Faults Club For Kicking Him Out For Drunken Behavior; Claims Club Should Have Known He Was a Habitual Drunkard

    Rob Harris
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    By: Rob Harris Christopher Walsh and his wife have sued Florida’s Boca Raton Resort & Club, seeking refund of their membership fees and  the return of “several items that they say were left in their club locker at the time they were kicked out: a set of golf clubs, various clothing items, and ’2 pairs [of] flip-flops,’ among other belongings.” The basis for their suit? As reported, he alleges that the club “served him ‘excessive amounts of alcohol … over a relatively short amount of time’ despite his history of alcoholism.     The…
  • Foot Golf Dispute Resolution

    Rob Harris
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:28 pm
    This month’s Pellucid Perspective is providing a forum for the United States FootGolf Association (USFGA) and the American FootGolf League (AFGL) to provide a “brief overview of their [respective] philosophies and practices.” The fact that two organizations already are staking out positions in this emerging activity suggests confidence by some that growth lies ahead. And the two organizations do agree on one fundamental issue: FootGolf is one word. I suppose I need to correct the title of this post.
 
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    Eat Sleep Golf

  • Top 10 - Drills Pros Use and You Should Too

    Scott Stevens
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Think you aren't good enough to do some of the drills that the pros work on from time to time? Think again. There are several old standby drills for every part of the game that the pros know and you should too. whether you are a high handicap player or a scratch golfer, there are fall back drills that can help every player improve.Even if you aren't having a particular problem in your swing, it's good to visit the following drills from occasionally to help keep your game in sync. We all lose consistency and need some check points to make sure we are staying on track. If our swings or timing…
  • ANNIKA Academy ELITE Training Program Achieves 900% Growth

    Scott Stevens
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    Impressive 2014 Full-Time Program Results Testament to Success of Annika’s ‘Winning Approach’ with Aspiring Juniors, Professionals(ORLANDO, Fla.) – The ANNIKA Academy – Hall-of-Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam’s boutique golf instruction and fitness school – announces its ELITE Training Program achieved 900% growth in full-time athlete enrollment in 2014. The ELITE Training Program is specifically designed to help aspiring junior and professional golfers accomplish their goals on the golf course, in the classroom and in life. ELITE Athletes receive golf, fitness and nutrition…
  • WGC Cadillac Championship - Fantasy Picks

    Scott Stevens
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Hideki Matsuyama has been a fixture on leaderboards in recent months. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Golf is a gentleman's (and -woman's) game. So, when Patrick Reed proudly proclaimed that he felt that he was one of the top-five golfers in the world a year ago, fans bristled. Even if you took a moment to dismiss the specificity of his comment, he was suddenly the Richard Sherman of the PGA TOUR. Well, given the test that he aced en route to a one-stroke victory at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship, he had reason to be beaming with confidence. He had just become the youngest…
  • Troon Golf Vacations Unveils New Hot Springs Village Golf Packages

    Scott Stevens
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:54 am
    Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf Vacations recently announced new featured packages in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Packages offer a combination of Hot Springs Village’s eight award-winning golf courses along with accommodations that vary from hotels in historic Hot Springs to lakefront vacation homes within Hot Springs Village. Located one hour west of Little Rock, Arkansas, Hot Springs Village is nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains on 26,000 acres of pristine rolling terrain, within minutes from numerous attractions, vibrant downtown districts, and outdoor and recreational…
  • Harrington Wins Honda Classic - Stamps Ticket to Augusta

    Scott Stevens
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:25 pm
    CHICAGO – Wilson Advisory Staff member Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) clinched a win at the Honda Classic on the second hole of a sudden death playoff and secured his spot at Augusta in April.Harrington rode the hot hand of his Wilson Staff Infinite South Side putter on the back nine, rolling in four birdie putts outside thirteen feet, including a 16-footer on hole 18 to send it to a playoff.“I found that mental edge again,” he said after striking it to three feet on the 190-yard par-3 17th playoff hole. “My putting is reliable thanks to a recent…
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    South Florida Golf Magazine

  • Cadillac Championship

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Calendar of Events Monday and Tuesday, March 2-3, 2015 - Course Closed Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Gates Open 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Practice Round for Professionals Imagination Playground | Open Wed-Sun.| Located by Food Court Thursday, March 5, 2015 Gates Open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. First Round of Cadillac Championship Competition – Approximate Tee Time 11:15 a.m. Military Appreciation Day & Opening Ceremony – 10:00 a.m. | 1st Tee Blue Monster Model Search | 4 – 6 p.m. | Donald J. Trump Convention Center Cadillac Nights Live Fashion Experience –…
  • Honda Classic Starts This Week

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:09 am
    The beginning of  the “Florida Swing” The Honda Classic at PGA National is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR, and the first stop on the “Florida Swing. Although Tiger Woods will not be able to participate as he recovers from injuries 16 of the top 23 players on tour, including Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Lee Westwood, will compete for a purse of over $5.6 million. The 2014 champion Russell Henley rose to victory over The Champion course at PGA National and the infamous Bear Trap – holes 15-17 – commonly regarded as the toughest three-hole stretch on the PGA…
  • Billy Casper dies at age 83

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Professional Golf Legend Billy Casper Dead at 83 (VIENNA, VA) – Professional golf legend Billy Casper died today at 4:45 p.m. MT of a heart attack at the age of 83 surrounded by family at home outside Salt Lake City, Utah. His health setbacks the past 10 months included multiple surgeries and a month-long hospital stay in December. Casper is survived by his wife of more than 60 years, Shirley Franklin Casper, 11 children, six of whom are adopted, and 71 grandchildren and great grandchildren. Born William Earl Casper, Jr. on June 24, 1931 in San Diego to Billy and Isabelle Florence Casper,…
  • Exotics E8 Tour Fairway

    admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    Exotics E8 Tour Inspired design and state of the art performance There is no margin for error when it comes to Tour-caliber performance. The all-new Tour Edge Exotics E8 Tour adjustable fairway wood delivers an unsurpassed level of excellence. The E8 Tour combines a tour-inspired design, a state-of-the-art manufacturing process, upgraded materials – and all with more loft adjustability options than the competition. The concept behind the new E8 Tour stemmed from the need of an adjustable fairway wood on Tour. The Exotics Tour presence has continued to grow over the years, and with the…
  • PGA Show Orlando

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    After a record attendance at the PGA Teaching & Coaching Summit and PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, plus heavy PGA Show floor traffic on Wednesday and Thursday, the final day of PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla., is upon us. A final day of Education Conference seminars, product presentations, celebrity appearances, and networking and merchandising with 1,000-plus leading companies is on the agenda Friday to place an exclamation mark on a highly productive week for the PGA Show – The Major of Golf Business. “There has been a lot of buzz and sustained crowds conducting business on the…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • Photo: Otter On the Green at HSBC Women's Champions

    The Flogger
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:32 am
    Golf and wildlife sometimes mix, and over the years we've seen birds carry off golf balls, as well as visits to (or at least near) the putting green by dogs, cats, alligators, snakes ... even bears. But we've never seen an otter on the green. Until today. Here's a photo that LPGA golfer Mirim Lee posted on Facebook: Lee, in charming broken English, wrote, "I saw the otter on golf course :)
  • So-Bad-It's-Good 'Urban Golf' Infomercial Parody

    The Flogger
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Today's YouTube find is this phony infomercial that dates to 2004. The fella in the video purports to be an expert at Urban Golf, and wants to sell you a set of videos telling you everything you need to know about Urban Golf. Do not call the number, the product doesn't actually exist! My thought upon first watching this was: Wow, this is bad. My second thought was: This is intentionally bad.
  • Did You Know Ernie Els Is a Restaurateur?

    The Flogger
    4 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Pro golfers owning restaurants is nothing new (we've written before about Graeme McDowell's restaurant, for example). But here's one we didn't know about until recently: Ernie Els owns a nascent chain of restaurants called the Big Easy Winebar & Grill. The first Big Easy restaurant opened in the South African university town of Stellenbosch inside an 18th-century Cape Dutch building. A second
  • Watch Michelle Wie Strutting on the Runway in Tight Pants

    The Flogger
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:34 am
    Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda got glammed up to walk the runway at a party before the 2015 HSBC Women's Champions tournament in Singapore, and Korda instagrammed this photo: They both look beautiful but, Michelle, those are some pretty tight pants you're wearing! Too bad we don't get a view of the backside. Wait! We do! Thanks to the Singapore Times newspaper, which posted this video to
  • Watch Arnold Palmer on 'What's My Line' in 1960

    The Flogger
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:04 am
    Here's a relic from another time: The game show What's My Line. And not just the show itself, but - as you'll understand from watching the clip - the way that golf was perceived and how much pop culture cred golf had was also a relic. What I mean by the latter statement: Arnold Palmer, in 1960 when this episode of the game show aired, was by far the most famous golfer on the planet. Arnie's
 
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    Northeast Ohio Golf

  • 4 Days at the Masters for $100

    Allen Freeman
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Want to spend four days at Augusta National for just $100? Northeast Ohio’s Youth Challenge Sports will hold their Masters Ticket Raffle next week Friday, March 13. They only sell 250 tickets at $100 each. The winner gets two Thursday through Sunday passes to the 2015 Masters and a 5-day stay at a nearby hotel. Nice prize. Good cause. Buy your ticket here…
  • Beechmont, Catawba Named 2015 U.S. Open Local Qualifying Sites

    Allen Freeman
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:55 pm
    The USGA has named Beechmont Country Club in Cleveland and the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton as the two Northeast Ohio Local Qualifying Sites for the 2015 U.S. Open. Play at those two sites will be conducted on Tuesday, May 12th. The 2015 U.S. Open proper will be held June 18 – 21, 2015 at Chambers Bay Golf Club in University Place, Washington. To register, visit the USGA website starting March 2nd. Entries close at 5:00 PM EDT on April 29, 2015.
  • Roses Run For Sale

    Allen Freeman
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    The clubhouse at Roses Run Country Club in StowRoses Run Country Club in Stow has been put up for sale. Listed for $3.3 million, the golf course and club house sit on 150 acres, with banquet space for up to 700 guests. The property is currently owned by the A R Lockhart Development Co. ‘Ready to retire’ is the reason stated for the sale. Want to get into the golf business? Call Brenda Jackson at the Cutler Commercial Group, 330-284-2395…
  • Cleveland Skins 2015 Organizational Meeting Scheduled

    John Niedzialek
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Annual Meeting of the Greater Cleveland Skins Game will be held on Monday February 16 at 6 p.m. at Mulligans Bar & Grill in Highland Hts. A discussion on the rules of competition, the weekly 2015 event sites, and any other recommendations will be welcome for discussion. Public invited! The 2014 Greater Cleveland Skins Game Rules are here as a Word document, for reference of those who wish to attend…
  • NOPGA’s Bigham Passes

    Allen Freeman
    28 Jan 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Former Oakwood CC pro George Bigham passed away on Sunday, January 25. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in South Euclid, Ohio. The family requests no flowers please and to support a memorial donation to Bigham’s passion for improving the lives of children through golf at the First Tee of Cleveland, c/o Pat LoPresti, 3841 Washington Park Blvd., Newburg Hts., OH 44105. Obit here. Known as the “Dean of Northern Ohio Golf”, he continued to teach after retiring as head golf professional at Oakwood Country Club.
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    Mr Business Golf

  • Mr Business Golf Show Returns to 2015 North Texas LPGA Shootout

    mrbg
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:13 pm
    If you were one of the many fans of the Mr Business Golf Show that was broadcasted live from the Las Colinas Country Club last year, well, we are going to be back in 2015.  Stay Tuned…we will be announcing more details very soon. Meanwhile, here is the wrap up show from last years North Texas LPGA Shootout.
  • What a Tax Break for Business Golfers Would do for the Industry

    mrbg
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:10 pm
    I have always been a firm advocate that giving golfers incentives in the form of a tax deduction for using golf as a business tool would boost the golf economy by at least $1 Billion a year.  For the naysayers who will naturally say this incentive would be abused by the filthy rich I can come up with at least three measures that would keep that from happening.  But, until those measures are needed..I’ll say that for another day. Enjoy this thread from Google+.
  • Whole Lotta Pro Tour Golf in North Texas

    mrbg
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    It is no surprise North Texans natives have little concern with what the Groundhog has to say on Groundhog day.  We know whatever he says it can’t stop the professional golf tours coming to the Dallas/Ft Worth area. We are very fortunate here in North Texas to have three top ranked professional golf tour tournaments held here in within less than a four week period of time.  That gives us avid golf fans plenty of opportunity to see golf played by the best players in the world. Ladies First First up for us is the 2015 Voluntees of America North Texas LPGA Shootout during the week of…
  • Volunteers of America Take Tile Sponsor of Texas LPGA Event

    mrbg
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:04 am
    So let’s talk ‘sponsors’ of LPGA golf tournaments. “DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., February, 3, 2015- The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced today that Volunteers of America, the national, nonprofit organization, will serve as the title sponsor for the Tour’s stop in North Texas. The Volunteers of America North Texas Shootout will be held April 27-May 3, 2015, and will be played at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving, Texas, for the third consecutive year.”  Courtesy of LPGA Press Release Yes, that is right.  The North Texas LPGA Shootout has a Title…
  • 2015 LPGA North Texas Shootout: The Stacy Lewis Story

    mrbg
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Ever since I can remember February brings to North Texas two things.  First comes the Well-Digger’s-Shovel cold weather and then, secondly, the phone calls asking me the tee times at the golf course.  Several times over the years they happen at the same time. However, for the past three years there has been another natural occurrence taking place in February here in the Dallas/Ft Worth area of Texas.  It comes in the form of an email inviting me to attend the Volunteer of America North Texas LPGA Shootout Media Day event. This week that call to action was given and yesterday…
 
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    Golf and Course » Blog

  • Best Golf Apps For Android

    golfandcourse
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:09 am
    Swing by Swing Golf Apps If there’s an android app that’s great for golfer’s that isn’t on this list, please let us know and we’ll add it to the list. Swing by Swing App Swing by Swing website: www.swingbyswing.com Download – Swing by Swing V1 Golf App V1 Golf website: www.v1golfapp.com Download – V1 Golf SkyDroid Golf GPS App SkyDroid Golf GPS website: www.skydroid.net Download – SkyDroid Golf GPS Golf Shot App Golf Shot website: www.golfshot.com Download – Golf Shot GPS Golf Scorecard App GPS Golf Scorecard website:…
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • WGC-Cadillac Championship Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    Oh, what a week last week was at The Honda Classic. Mother Nature did not like Rory returning to the United States so she put on a special show for him. He didn’t like it, and neither did many of the top-tier golfers as Rory, Rose, Charl, DJ, GMac, Keegan, and many others all went home early. Perhaps they wanted to skip the dragged-out Monday finish and get straight to Doral for this week’s event. Like I mentioned, Trump National Doral is the course. It’s a long one, boasting over 7,500 yards as a par 72. Bermudagrass greens are on tap again as we stay in Florida. Driving…
  • WGC-Cadillac Championship Happy Hour Ep 7

    Josh Culp
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:26 pm
    Joel and I discuss the WGC-Cadillac Championship on DraftKings and Yahoo! formats. Can you safely lock in Rory after last week’s missed cut? Does Trump National Doral suit bombers like Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson? Which Euros are the ones to target this week? Tune in this week for all that and more… Try DraftKings risk-free this week as they host a FREE contest with $1,000 in prizes. Draft now at DraftKings.com. Reserve your spot in the largest fantasy golf contest ever which takes place at The Masters and rewards $1 Million to the winner! Yes, $1,000,000 dollars……
  • WGC – Cadillac Championship DraftKings Picks

    Josh Culp
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:45 pm
    Last week we saw bdsendlak take home his second Future of Fantasy Golf Tour win. He was late to the party, but now he’s a legitimate threat to win his third victory before anyone else, which would also mean he’d be our next prize winner. I’ve got a few prizes in mind for that. Full standings are at the bottom on this page. The standings will shift to SG:DraftKings or incorporate FedExCup-style scoring as soon as we get 15 members with 10+ starts. That should be just a few weeks away. Comment if you need an invite this week. Now let’s have a look at this week on…
  • The Honda Classic Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:38 am
    Nobody wanted to win the Northern Trust Open last week as seemingly everyone struggled down the stretch. Sergio blew it. DJ couldn’t make a putt. Spieth went for a chip-in on 18 instead of settling for par. Bae was lurking in the final group but couldn’t muster up any parbreakers down the stretch. Goosen was a mess the entire round, as expected. In the end, James “Gangnam-Shoe Salesman-Comedian” Hahn took down his first PGA TOUR title. This week the PGA TOUR travels across the nation to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, for The Honda Classic. The course is PGA…
  • The Honda Classic Happy Hour Ep 6

    Josh Culp
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:16 pm
    Joel and I discuss all the hot picks for this week’s Honda Classic. We go through DraftKings and Yahoo! plays including which stars to pick, which stars to avoid, and what sleepers to take a chance on. Does Rory’s price on DraftKings make him undraftable? Does PGA National negate the length of Dustin Johnson? Is Luke Guthrie finally ready to breakthrough this week? Take our advice and play over on DraftKings.com this week. Reserve you spot in the largest fantasy golf contest ever which takes place at The Masters and rewards $1 Million to the winner! Yes, $1,000,000 dollars……
 
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    Breaking Eighty

  • The Mizzen + Main Henley: My New Favorite Travel Shirt

    Sean Ogle
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    At this year’s PGA show I was kind of surprised, it wasn’t the new tech or gadgets that totally blew me away this year. Rather, it was a couple boutique, American made, lines of mens clothing: Holderness & Bourne and Mizzen + Main. I wrote about Holderness & Bourne’s beautiful Byers duffel bag a couple months ago, but their new shirts may even top that. However, that’s not the point of this article. As I was walking the floor I stumbled across a company I’d never heard of before called Mizzen + Main.  As I was perusing their collection of garments there was one piece in…
  • Kentwool Socks Review: Why I Never Want to Take Them Off My Feet

    Sean Ogle
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:34 am
    I’ve never given my socks much thought. I’ve always worn whatever was cheap and clean, and that’s about as far as I’ve gone with it. The idea of spending $20+ for one pair of socks seems preposterous to me. Until I put on a pair of Kentwood socks. To date I’ve now worn three different styles of them. Kentwool Graduated Compression Socks The first was the KW Pro Light ($20.95). They were no show socks that are the thinnest in the Kentwood lineup.  The socks were fantastic, but honestly I didn’t notice any considerable difference between these and any other pair of socks I’ve…
  • How I Broke 80 at Bandon Dunes in the Coolest Way Possible

    Sean Ogle
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Before I go too far into this story, there’s one thing you have to understand. The last time I went down to Bandon Dunes was in February of 2014. This is what ensued: So my friends thought I was a little crazy when I scheduled another winter trip to Bandon. This time it was for 5 days in early January. What many people who aren’t from Oregon don’t understand is it can be 65 degrees and sunny at Bandon in January just as easily as it can be 40 or rainy in July. It’s just the way the Oregon coast works. I persuaded my friend, and typical golf travel companion Dan to…
  • Round 4 Putters: The Best Putter You’ve Never Heard Of?

    Sean Ogle
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Up until recently I’ve never been a good enough golfer to take my gear that seriously. I was an 18ish handicap, who played once a month, and really believed my clubs didn’t make that much of a difference. That has changed this year, as I’m sitting on 100 rounds year to date, and my handicap has dropped to around a 10. Slowly but surely I’ve come to the realization that an upgrade in my clubs was going to be necessary across the board if I wanted to continue to make strides in my game. One of the most crucial things I needed was a new putter. I’ve had the same…
  • Shooting the Best Round of My Life at Pinehurst #2

    Sean Ogle
    23 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    I thought my golf season was over for the year – or at least the quest for top 100 courses. That is, until I got an email inviting me to a business conference in Charlotte, North Carolina in October. It’d prove to be easy to tack onto the end of my trip to New York City, so I figured why not. Of course, that easy two days quickly devolved into a full week after I realized that Pinehurst was a short 2 hour drive from where I’d be staying. Simply put Pinehurst #2 is one of the most famous and history rich courses in the world. It’s hosted every major tournament, and…
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    Bonkers Fore Golf

  • Golf Drivers: Best Golf Drivers for 2015

    trentvanwormer
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Golf Drivers: Best Golf Drivers for 2015. What is hot for this Golf Season? TaylorMade Men’s R15 Driver, Right Hand, Regular, 10.5-Degree Golf drivers are an integral part of any golfers game. Distance, along with accuracy off the tee, are especially important for lowering your handicap and scores. Choosing the best golf driver for your swing, especially the golfer just getting started with this lovely game, can be difficult and downright confusing. Especially with all of the confusing scientific terms like CG (Center of Gravity), MOI (Moment of Interia), and Launch Angle. All of…
  • TaylorMade R15 Driver Review

    trentvanwormer
    11 Feb 2015 | 8:03 am
     TaylorMade R15 Driver Review – Truly Made of Greatness? TaylorMade Men’s R15 Driver, Right Hand, Stiff, 10.5-Degree The R15 driver from TaylorMade is teed up to be one of the most profitable drivers in history. I’m going to give you a rundown of all of the features and my thoughts in my review of the TaylorMade R15 Driver below. Let’s start at the beginning of the “TaylorMade R15″ lineage to paint the full picture. Ask any golfer who was alive in the 1990’s/early 2000’s, what was the most popular driver was at that time and more than…
  • TaylorMade AeroBurner Driver Review

    trentvanwormer
    26 Jan 2015 | 1:52 pm
    TaylorMade AeroBurner Driver Review: Grip It and Rip It. 2015 for TaylorMade is what 2014 was for Callaway.  In 2014 Callaway brought some of their iconic names like the name Big Bertha, and the look of the Warbird with the V series driver. Seeing the results and buzz that Callaway lineup generated TaylorMade Golf decided to kick it old school too as they bring back not only the R-series but the iconic Burner name as well. TaylorMade first introduced the Burner name back in the mid 90’s with the original metal driver. The Burner name has come and gone a few times over the years,…
  • Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver Review

    trentvanwormer
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver Review The Big Bertha Alpha 815 driver is the newest driver in the Callaway arsenal for 2015. A driver that claims to have both low spin and forgiveness in the same driver. With the release of the Big Bertha V Series, Big Bertha Alpha 815, and Big Bertha Alpha 815 Double Black Diamond, Callaway now believes that they have the perfect driver answer for any kind of player. The Big Bertha Alpha 815 is designed for the mid level handicap player looking to maximize distance with an adjustable Center of Gravity a combo of low spin and forgiveness. The…
  • Tiger Woods Hires a Swing Consultant: Chris Como

    trentvanwormer
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Tiger Woods still seeking swing help Photo Credits: vg247 Tiger Woods Hires a Swing Consultant Old news now if you are on Twitter or Facebook but it looks like Tiger Woods has in fact hired a new “Swing Consultant” to give him information on his swing. That man is Chris Como. Harig writes in the article: “And there is an added bit of intrigue regarding Como: According to Golf Digest, he is finishing a master’s degree at Texas Woman’s University under Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon. Kwon is considered an expert in biomechanics and “sport injury mechanism,”…
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    American Golf Blog

  • Golf Tips: How Choosing the Right Golf Ball Will Develop Your Game

    Patrick Hodgson
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Hundreds of millions of golf balls vanish each year at courses throughout the United States. While losing balls might seem like an afterthought as the rounds you play rise, you should probably start paying more... Read more The post Golf Tips: How Choosing the Right Golf Ball Will Develop Your Game appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Rebirth of Beaver Brook: How the New Jersey Country Club Rediscovered Its Purpose

    Patrick Hodgson
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Have you ever found yourself delighted when, upon returning to a golf course you haven’t visited in quite some time, the environment has significantly improved? Perhaps course conditions are immaculate, staff members are ready to lend... Read more The post Rebirth of Beaver Brook: How the New Jersey Country Club Rediscovered Its Purpose appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Speedgolf: Putting Fitness and Pace in Your Golf Game

    Patrick Hodgson
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the biggest complaints you hear today in various golf communities is the amount of time a round can take to complete. In an ever-busier society, spending five-plus hours on the course, in addition to... Read more The post Speedgolf: Putting Fitness and Pace in Your Golf Game appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Improve Your ‘Horrible’ Golf Swing via Video

    Patrick Hodgson
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    We all know how vital our golf swing is when it comes to having a successful round. A playing partner might tell you to swing easy and hit hard. Your caddie of the day might whisper... Read more The post Improve Your ‘Horrible’ Golf Swing via Video appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Browns Mill Named 2nd Most Improved U.S. Course in 2014

    Patrick Hodgson
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    The great Socrates once said that the secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. It appears that this philosophy has found its... Read more The post Browns Mill Named 2nd Most Improved U.S. Course in 2014 appeared first on American Golf Blog.
 
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    The Back Nine

  • Tiger’s woes continue

    Bradley Gibbs
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:16 am
    Tiger Woods faced another set-back, as the former world No.1 ‘s preparations for this season’s Masters were tarnished further by withdrawal from next week’s Honda Classic. Having not played since pulling out of the Farmer’s insurance open earlier in February due to a back injury, Woods has revealed that he will not take his place on the tee again until he is “tournament-ready”. The last couple of season’s have been – to say the least – frustrating ones for the 14-time major winner, who now finds himself outside the world’s top 50…
  • Snedeker ends drought

    Bradley Gibbs
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    Brandt Snedeker ended an 18 month baron run on the PGA Tour by securing victory in AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The American, who also lifted the trophy two seasons ago, had been going through a dry spell on the tour, and was without a win since capturing the same event back in October 2013. Although the win wasn’t perhaps the most dazzling we’ve ever seen, Snedeker – with a workmanlike performance – was able to emerge from a crowded leaderboard on Sunday, carding an impressive final round 67 to finish the tournament 22 under par – three shots in front…
  • Golf mourns Casper

    Bradley Gibbs
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    This week, the world of golf will be in mourning after the announcement was made that former major winner – Billy Casper has died aged 83. One of the most prolific winners in PGA history, Casper – also considered one of the games finest with the putter – was able to record a massive 51 victories on Tour. An impressive total which see’s the American lie seventh in the PGA’s all-time victory list. As well as being a regular winner of tour events, he secured the US Open title in both 1959 and 1966. Before adding a third major when winning the coveted green jacket…
  • Perfect start for McIlroy

    Bradley Gibbs
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Rory McIlroy got his 2015 campaign off to the perfect start, making light work of a second career victory in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday. The competition he claimed previously as a maiden back in 2009. McIlroy said after his success: “It’s always great coming back here, it is nice to put my name on the trophy once more.” Before adding: “I felt like I was finishing second every time I was teeing it up, so it was time for a change, obviously the only way I wanted to go was one better and thankfully I was able to do that.” Having put himself firmly in…
  • Stenson eye’s the majors

    Bradley Gibbs
    6 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Henrik Stenson finished the 2013 season by winning the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, 12 months later and he’s at it again. Back to back birdies on the last two holes, saw the Swede successfully defend his title in a manner befitting a champion. Victory in Dubai ensured Stenson also claimed the Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the month award for November. “It was great to end my European Tour season on a high after winning again in Dubai,and now by winning the golfer of the month award” said Stenson, before adding: “I’ve won a few of these awards now,…
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  • Weekend’s Rounds

    kynan.holt@gmail.com
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    The site has been down due to repairs being made, but is back up and running now. I played twice this weekend. Both were relatively steady rounds of golf with a 77 on Saturday and a very very shaky 79 on Sunday that included 3 doubles and 36 putts which proves that buying my irons was definitely a poor “ego-based” decision as stated by a fellow golfer at the club with the most upright swing I have seen in my life. Anyhow here are my stats, enjoy. The post Weekend’s Rounds appeared first on Golf Talk.
  • Today’s Day-Off

    kynan.holt@gmail.com
    3 Feb 2015 | 11:48 pm
    Today was a “Study” day but because I had no homework, it meant I could practice. I spent 2 hours at the range working on my tempo and 2 hours chipping trying to get rid of my chipping woes. Both were pretty successful so here is a video of my swing that I took today with a 7 iron. IMG_0360 The post Today’s Day-Off appeared first on Golf Talk.
  • Tiger’s ChYIPS

    kynan.holt@gmail.com
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    After watching the Golf Show on FoxSports last night, I saw the segment they had on Tiger Woods’ return to golf for the 2015 season. They highlighted his short game problems and it appears to me that Tiger has the chipping yips. They showed a number of his chips throughout his two rounds and he was blading chips through the green as well as flubbing them from the rough and fairway. The commentators outlined the fact that he was playing bump and run shots instead of taking lofted clubs which according to them is a sign of the yips as he was “scared” to take lofted clubs due…
  • Golf Tip of The Day!

    kynan.holt@gmail.com
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    Stop topping tee-shots: This was one of the first things I was ever taught when I first started playing the game of golf and was having trouble getting the ball airborne because I kept topping it. So anyway, after countless embarrassing tee shots and golf balls with headaches, one of the mentor’s gave me this tip. He told me to tee the ball up so the logo is facing toward the sky and to focus on nothing except that logo until the ball had been hit. I found that as soon as I did this, I stopped topping the ball and started hitting some long and straight shots off the tee! The post Golf…
  • Golft Tip of The Day!

    kynan.holt@gmail.com
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    Alignment: This tip is one I learnt while watching Butch Harmon’s TV show. Most golfers these days carry a set of 2 alignment sticks, however, if you don’t have these, an old shaft of another club do the same thing. Anyways, most people like to use these sticks to help them with their alignment and the way many people do this is by laying one of their sticks on the ground in front of their toes. But as pointed out by Butch, if person has a wide stance where their toes are pointed outward, laying the stick down there would alter the line of stick, therefore making it inaccurate as…
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