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  • A Quiet Post-Masters for Watson, With a Surprise

    NYT > Golf
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.
  • Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia Participate in TaylorMade Golf 15-Inch Cup Tournament
    Rob Hayashida
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Sandbox8.comJustin Rose and Sergio Garcia Participate in TaylorMade Golf 15-Inch Cup Tournament PGA Tour stars Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead a group of golf industry leaders at Reynolds Plantation, participating in a 15-inch cup tournament hosted by TaylorMade Golf. The even represents the kickoff of the company’s commitment-up to $5 million over the next five years-to support Hack Golf in alliance with the PGA of America, to make the sport more fun for new players. At Monday’s event, Garcia recorded a score of 30 playing nine holes with 15-inch cups installed in the greens,…
  • The Masters Fantasy Preview

    Future Of Fantasy
    Josh Culp
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    We are less than 24 hours away from the first major of the year. The Eisenhower tree may be gone, Tiger Woods may not be there, but play must go on! Augusta National needs no introduction. It is the most breathtaking course in all of golf. It is a bomber’s paradise where long-hitters and ball-strikers will feast but still offers plenty of bite and will punish those that do not know their way around. Amateurs are a big part of the Masters, but they rarely find themselves in contention. Matthew Fitzpatrick, shown above, is the most likely amateur to make a splash, in my opinion.
  • 5 Random Thoughts – 2014 Masters
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Many of you are probably just like me right now. Stuck at your desk, trying to stream Masters coverage without the IT department noticing the heavy bandwidth increase while attempting to shield your screen from your supervisor. The Golf Drill Guru, Eddie the Intern (more from him in the coming days) and I have been attempting to watch as much as we can this morning and came up with 5 completely random musings.. Without fail, there’s always an old guy or two that makes an early run in a major. In recent years we’ve had guys like Norman and Watson actually stick around until Sunday.
  • Function18 Promo to Celebrate the 2014 Masters.

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

    The Constructivist
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:31 pm
    It's an early start for the next LPGA event on the 2014 schedule, the LPGA LOTTE Championship, and there are lots of impressive visitors who are among the best in the 21-and-under set in the world of women's golf, so let's get my picks for the PakPicker competition over at Seoul out there!1. Miyazato Ai2. Creamer3. Park Inbee4. Ko5. Wie6. Jutanugarn, Ariya7. Munoz8. Kim Hyo Joo9. Ryu10. Nordqvist11. Pressel12. Choi Na YeonAlts: Choi Chella; Kerr; Lee, MeenaSomehow I won the Kraft Nabisco Championship PakPicker (my 1st in forever), so I fully expect the Mostly Harmless jinx to rear…
  • Are the Bombers Taking Over the LPGA?

    The Constructivist
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Luke Kerr-Dineen just made an interesting point about the players who went under par at Augusta last week:  Bubba Watson was the outlier rather than the norm among them when it came to driving distance.  Most of those who played well enough to win the Masters relied more on accuracy off the tee and into the greens; what set Bubba apart from that group may have been his length relative to them--or it may have been his ability to hit good recovery shots and make clutch putts.  Bottom line:  we shouldn't assume just because a bomber won this year's Masters that being a bomber…
  • Studio Alice Ladies Sunday: Esther Lee Wins with Walkoff Birdie

    The Constructivist
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    Esther Lee has been knocking on the door over and over during her 1st 7 seasons on the JLPGA, but today she finally busted it down with a walkoff birdie that gave her a 1-shot victory over Onnarin Sattayabanphot at the Studio Alice Ladies.  On a day when former KLPGA rivals Ji-Yai Shin and Sun-Ju Ahn leapfrogged from the bottom of the pack into the top 10 with an 8-birdie 66 and a 6-birdie 68, respectively, and when Mayu Hattori (bogey-free 66) and Miki Sakai (bogey-free 67) moved all the way to 4th and 3rd, respectively, the clash between the top 2 player in the field was much more of a…
  • Cinderella Redux? Shi Hyun Ahn in Position for 1st Professional Win on KLPGA since 2004

    The Constructivist
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    Shi Hyun Ahn fired a 69 today to move to -11 and take a 1-shot lead on Min Young Lee and a 2-shot lead on Hyo Joo Kim and Soo Jin Yang into the final round of the Lotte Mart Women's Open.  The golfer formerly nicknamed "Cinderella" has a great chance to win for the 1st time on the KLPGA since 2004.  For more on her back story, see HappyFan's 2014 KLPGA Primer and the Florida Masochist's overview of her 2010 LPGA cheating scandal.  The 2004 LPGA Rookie of the Year has had a pretty tough time of it ever since leaving the States, so let's see if getting her 3rd career KLPGA…
  • Studio Alice Ladies Friday and Saturday: Onnarin Sattayabanphot on Track for 2nd JLPGA Victory of 2014

    The Constructivist
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    Onnarin Sattayabanphot has made 9 of her 11 birdies during the 1st 2 rounds of the Studio Alice Ladies on the back 9 of the Hanayashiki Golf Course, but she wasn't the only one to dismantle that side today.  Esther Lee, who matched her 33 on the back, trails her by only 2 shots, while 19-year-old Hikari Fujita, who like Lee fired a bogey-free 33 on the back, is 4 back.In fact, a bunch of golfers turned it on on the back--including Maiko Wakabayashi (34 to get to -3), Eriko Tanikawa (32 for a 68 that brought her all the way to -2 after a bad start), Nozomi Inoue (who birdied 4 holes in a…
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  • Stan Cooke Leads Senior PGA Professional

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:57 pm
    Stan Cooke shot a 7-under 65 in windy conditions Tuesday to take the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship.
  • Clemson Freshman Ramsey to Turn Pro

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:51 pm
    Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year.
  • A Quiet Post-Masters for Watson, With a Surprise

    15 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.
  • Musings From the Masters

    15 Apr 2014 | 12:36 pm
    The moment doesn't get much bigger than this — a 20-foot putt on the 18th green Sunday at Augusta National for the win.
  • Golf Channel's Stupples Back on Course as Player

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    Karen Stupples habitually waved to the cheering gallery two weeks ago in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
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  • Start Planning Now If You Want 2015 Masters Tickets

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    If you've been lucky enough to attend a Masters Tournament, no doubt you want to go back. And if you've never been? Then you're probably already dreaming of heading ...Read Full Post
  • Bubba Goes Green for a Second Time at The Masters

    13 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Bubba Watson won his second Masters Tournament in three years on Sunday, beating 20-year-old Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three strokes. Watson finished at 8-under-par 280, shooting 69 in the ...Read Full Post
  • A Few Facts & Figures for the Final Round of the 2014 Masters

    13 Apr 2014 | 3:24 am
    It's time for a winner to emerge at the 2014 Masters. Will it be one of the co-leaders, Bubba Watson or Jordan Spieth? They are at 5-under. But there are ...Read Full Post
  • Round 4 Pairings/Tee Times for 2014 Masters

    12 Apr 2014 | 11:54 am
    Here are the final round pairings and tee times for the 2014 Masters on Sunday: 10:10 a.m. - Larry Mize 10:20 a.m. - Stephen Gallacher, Joost Luiten 10:30 a.m. - Mike Weir, Brandt Snedeker 10:40 a.m. - K.J. Choi, Sandy Lyle 10:50 a.m. - Francesco Molinari, Nick Watney 11 a.m. - Brendon de Jonge, a-Oliver Goss 11:10 a.m. - Thongchai Jaidee, Thorbjorn Olesen 11:20 a.m. - Lucas Glover, Billy Horschel 11:30 a.m. - Darren Clarke, Stewart Cink 11:50 a.m. - Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal Noon - Steven Bowdith, Hunter Mahan 12:10 p.m. - Martin Kaymer, Bill Haas 12:20 p.m. - Louis Oosthuizen, Jamie…
  • Jimenez Scores One for the Old(er) Guys

    12 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    Miguel Angel Jimenez scored a 66 in the third round of the 2014 Masters on Saturday. What's the big deal about a 66? Well, for one, it was the lowest ...Read Full Post
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    Yahoo Sports - Golf News

  • John Daly hits a drive out of a womans mouth (PGA)

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:38 pm
    John Daly didn't play in the Masters last week, but he definitely hit one of the shots of the week.
  • British Amateur champion Garrick Porteous turns pro (PGA)

    15 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Garrick Porteous of England, the reigning British Amateur champion, has turned professional. He will make his pro debut this week in the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open. Porteous won the British Amateur last summer, defeating Toni Hakula 6 and 5 in the final at Royal Cinque Ports. That victory earned him spots in the 2013 British Open, and the 2014 Masters and U.S. Open.
  • Clemson freshman Ramsey to turn pro (The Associated Press)

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson freshman golfer Ashlan Ramsey is turning pro after the school year.
  • Golf Channel's Stupples back on course as player (The Associated Press)

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Karen Stupples habitually waved to the cheering gallery two weeks ago in the first round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Only this time, the English player was working as an on-course announcer for Golf Channel and the cheers were for the players walking behind her on the 18th hole. ''Crossing the bridge, you have the gallery on the right and Poppie's Pond on the left, and everybody is clapping,'' Stupples said. So, that was weird.'' It won't be weird this week in Hawaii when the 40-year-old Englishwoman returns to play in the LPGA LOTTE Championship.
  • Stan Cooke leads Senior PGA Professional (The Associated Press)

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Stan Cooke shot a 7-under 65 in windy conditions Tuesday to take the first-round lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The 53-year-old Cooke, the PGA general manager and director of golf at Ocala (Fla.) National, played the last 10 holes in 7 under on PGA Golf Club's Wanamaker Course. ''I lit up the back nine and I managed the course well,'' Cooke said. So, every other day, I schedule 18 holes late in the day somewhere in Ocala trying to see different courses and different shots and visualize those shots.'' The top 35 in the 264-man field will…
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  • CME

    22 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
  • CME Group Tour Championship

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

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

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

    4 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
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    Reynolds Golf Academy

  • Is Your “Swing” a Swing?

    20 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    Most of our golf maneuvers are not a swing, but a muscular, steering motion.  In the video below you will get a clear picture of what to do to get “Effortless” Power.  
  • Hit Wedges Into Hula Hoops For Better Control

    Golf Web Design
    20 Dec 2013 | 9:35 pm
    There is never a bad time to work on your short game. One of the best practice session you may ever have with wedges is to use hula hoops. Sounds like a good time right? Well, after practicing with these you will really get a sense of your distance control and how you can drastically begin to make more birdies and save more pars. It’s really quite easy – bring 3 hula hoops to the practice area and lay them out at 20, 30 & 40 yards. Now hit 10 balls into each. You’ll quickly notice what adjustments you needed to make to get the ball into each hoop. You can start moving…
  • Rules: Winter Rules

    Golf Web Design
    10 Dec 2013 | 2:43 pm
    Many people just start using “Winter Rules” whenever they deem – but did you know it’s actually a rule accounted for in the Rules of Golf – Appendix I Section? Here is the rule, make sure when you are playing golf this winter that the course has invoked Appendix I – 4b. Course Conditions – Mud, Extreme Wetness, Poor Conditions And Protection Of Course “Preferred Lies” and “Winter Rules”: Adverse conditions, including the poor condition of the course or the existence of mud, are sometimes so general, particularly during winter months, that the…
  • Stretching Your Shoulders

    Golf Web Design
    1 Dec 2013 | 7:37 am
    Properly stretching your body before a round of golf can greatly improve your flexibility, prevent injuries and ultimately lead to better scores. However, most golfers tend to overlook proper and thorough stretching routines before and in-between rounds of golf. One of the most important areas a golfer should stretch are the shoulders. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint that is similar to the hip, but with a lot less stabilization. In every other sport, the shoulder and rotator cuff is often prone to the most injury. The shoulder can move in all planes, which is necessary to make…
  • New and Revised Decisions on the Rules Of Golf

    Golf Web Design
    20 Nov 2013 | 12:26 pm
    The USGA and the R&A have recently released a new Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2014-2015. If you are not familiar with the Decisions on the Rules book – it is a book about 10 times the size of the Rules of Golf book and contains 1,200 entries addressing specific situations under the Rules of Golf. Basically, this book contains real world examples of how the rules of golf are applied to different situations. On November 19, 2013 the USGA and R&A (the two governing bodies of golf) released the new Decisions on the Rules book which included a few new interesting decisions along…
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  • Blake Griffin gets 16th technical foul, could miss game vs. Portland

    Dane Carbaugh
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:27 pm
    The Los Angeles Clippers star was hit with his 16th tech on Tuesday night, triggering an automatic one-game suspension. Blake Griffin should have been more careful. Los Angeles needs him on Wednesday night against the Blazers, but a blow of the whistle has changed all that. Griffin picked up his 16th technical foul against the Nuggets on Tuesday, earning him an automatic suspension from the league. h/t to @HPBasketball for the original video. With less than four minutes left in the second quarter, Griffin was battling with Timofey Mozgov on the low block. Mozgov spun baseline and appeared to…
  • Shaq smashes Brent Barry's guitar, sings 'Jessie's Girl'

    Seth Rosenthal
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:56 pm
    Shaq's guitar smashing talent > his singing.
  • Chris Paul does something very mean to Evan Fournier

    Dane Carbaugh
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:16 pm
    No one should be tasked with guarding Chris Paul when the Clippers are looking to grab the No. 2 spot away from Oklahoma City. Especially not Evan Fournier: via @CJZero Paul went baseline on the Nuggets guard, then went behind the back and flipped 180 with his left hand to finish with a scooping layup on the far side of the basket. That's the way Tex Winter used to teach it, I think. Textbook.
  • Cruz Azul vs. Toluca: Final score 0-0, Diablos Rojos get away draw in first leg

    Ryan Rosenblatt
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:41 pm
    Toluca went to Cruz Azul and came away with a great away draw to inch closer to the CONCACAF Champions League title. Toluca didn't score a goal at Estadio Azul, but they did the job. The Diablos Rojos earned a 0-0 draw in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final, sending them to the second leg knowing that all they need is a home win to be crowned the best team in the region. Cruz Azul had the better chances in the match and on several occasions could have gone in front, but Toluca defended well. They cut out a slew of crosses, made a handful of late blocks and, when that failed…
  • Iman Shumpert dunks off the backboard, is an And 1 Streetball player

    Dane Carbaugh
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:36 pm
    via @CJZero Here's how I imagine the Brooklyn Nets' thought process went on this play: "Oh hey, we're the Nets and we're in desperate need of a win so we can stave off the Wizards for the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Confer -- OH NO WHAT HAVE WE DONE WHY IS IMAN SHUMPERT DOING THIS TO US WE'RE LOSING BY 20." I feel like this shouldn't be allowed unless The Professor is there to throw the pass wearing a sateen basketball jersey that's eight sizes too big for him.
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    Golf Girl's Diary

  • Female Golfers With Social Media Savvy: Pitch to Play With Team Poodle

    Patricia Hannigan
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Enter the PoodlePitch Contest to win a 10-Piece Golf Wardrobe!Our innovative partner, Poodle is holding the first ever Poodle Pitch Contest!Known for distinctive fairway fashions that combine athletic functionality with cosmopolitain chic, Poodle is a global golf apparel company and a dedicated supporter of women's golf. They regularly sponsor women's professional golf events as well as a roster of Poodle Pros and... the Russian National Women's Golf Team.This year, for the first time Poodle is looking to add five recreational golfers... one from each of five countries... to the team. The…
  • Alicia Carriles: An Inside Look at The Masters from a Golfer's Gorgeous Wife

    Patricia Hannigan
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:57 am
    Who is Alicia Carriles? If you don't know, this might be the perfect week to find out.After a subdued start... on a soggy Masters Monday... the "Greatest Week in Golf"is officially underway.The distinctiveness of the Masters... the history behind it, the lush green visuals and the well preserved air of exclusivity ... makes for a golf event that transcends the sport's fan base.For the non-golf fan it might be as subliminal as catching sight of Augusta's emerald fairways on a screen or device... or finding oneself at a weekend gathering that turns out to be a Masters…
  • The Social Media Science Behind Paulina Gretzky's Golf Digest Cover

    Patricia Hannigan
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
                                                Golf DigestThe LPGA is transcending golf this weekend, thanks not to a killer leaderboard at their season's first major, but to a photogenic celebutante with incredible abs and a sizzling/slash/scandalous social media presence.  Paulina Gretzky isn't a professional golfer or even a particularly avid fan of the sport. She's a rather good singer though, and she's the daughter of a great Great hockey player. Additionally, as fiancee to a top PGA Tour player, Dustin Johnson, Paulina is a genuine golf WAG and,…
  • Replacing Those Random, RagTag Covers With A New Set of Golf ClubSox

    Patricia Hannigan
    31 Mar 2014 | 10:01 am
    A couple of weeks ago... with the prospect of some halfway decent golf weather finally making its way to CT... I decided to get my clubs out for a basic inspection. After this epic winter I wanted to be sure I'd be ready to hit the course on the first playable day.The fact is, my equipment is in need of some updating an overhaul.I've been "upgrading" over the years, but in a rather haphazard way.  Despite my intensive exposure to all kinds of golf products, I've never put the requisite research into equipment for my own evolving game, nor have I had the club fitting I…
  • Ask a Masters Champion... at the Google+ Hangout with Zach Johnson

    Patricia Hannigan
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:19 am
    "I'm excited to be collaborating with Transamerica on a series of sponsored posts on the stellar athletes of Team Transamerica. Although I've been compensated for these posts they're entirely written by me and all opinions are my own." Zach Johnson is not adverse to vanilla.  Accurate with his irons and sublime from tee to green, he's a meat and potatoes man with a predilection for precision... and remarkable ability to resist the hero shot.To the suggestion a couple of years ago that his fairways-and-greens golf style might be... somewhat boring, his answer was classic.
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    The Golf Chick Golf Blog

  • 2014 Masters Pin Flag Giveaway

    8 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Who wants a 2014 Masters Embroidered Golf Pin Flag from Augusta National? I know I do! And here’s your chance to win one! As you may have noticed, this blog has not exactly been active lately. I’ve been planning to get back to it but sadly it’s taken a back seat to some other endeavors [...]
  • Tee It While We’re Young

    6 Jul 2013 | 9:52 am
    One of the biggest issues currently in the game, anyone from the casual golfer to the touring pro will agree, is slow play. In the last couple years, the golfs various governing bodies have devised their own attempts at resolving the slow play issue. The PGA of America came up with “Tee It Forward”, the [...]
  • Taking a 10 – Golf Art and Poetry

    15 Jun 2013 | 12:16 am
    Originally published in my column at – some poetry for hackers.     The air is crisp. The wind is still. The golf clubs are shiny. I break the silence with a clean thwack and watch as my ball flies with purpose across a bright blue sky that seems to serve only as a canvas for [...]
  • Nike Covert Distance Challenge(d) at Golf Galaxy

    4 Apr 2013 | 11:25 am
    Earlier this month, I was invited to take part in a Nike Covert Distance Challenge at Golf Galaxy, which was being held every weekend (Friday – Sunday) in March. I’m a golf junkie, as anyone who knows me understands, so obviously I was pretty excited to take part in this exercise. I’m always in the [...]
  • Binge, Purge, Repeat, and Enjoy

    19 Mar 2013 | 12:32 pm
    The official start of spring is only a few days away. Unless, you subscribe to the theories of those witch doctors known as meteorologists. Somehow, in their crazy brains, the start of “meteorological spring” actually occurred on March 1. Those clowns have been pissing me off repeatedly for a few months now, and this is [...]
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  • 5 Health Benefits Of Golf

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Most golf players just take it as a sport of leisure. Little do they know the numerous health benefits of golf? Playing golf can guarantee you good health and well-being. Being that golf is played on a large outdoor course it encompasses many activities which promote good health. Some of these activities include walking, and even carrying clubs. Some of the numerous health benefits of golf: 1. Helps in stress and cholesterol reduction Just one of game can help you burn many calories which in turn help you get rid of excess cholesterol. Also being an outdoor game played in an environment…
  • 5 Golf Driving Techniques Beginners Need To Know About

    10 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Golf tips for better driving are very essential for players who want to master their skills in golf. As usual, hitting off the tee is considered as a difficult practice in this sport. The tee area is one that can be hard to take a shot at. Nonetheless, whether you are a professional golfer or a beginner, golf driving techniques beginners will be the ultimate solution that you need to perfect yourself. The following are some of the best golf tips that can help you to improve your driving: 1. Keeping the ball in play This is one of the tips that have always been overlooked. Golfers make the…
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  • Back Story: Tiger Not Only One Hurting

    The Armchair Golfer
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:29 pm
    By John ChristensenCopyright © 2014 John Christensen. All rights reserved. Used with permission.Tiger Woods (Allison)TIGER WOODS MAY RECOVER FROM his back injury and play more Masters, and he might even win more majors. But another important story after his recent surgery—the back story, if you will—is that Tiger's not the only one who's hurting.Golfers are getting injured in unprecedented numbers—amateur and pro alike—and the culprit is the modern golf swing. That's the only possible conclusion based on information I found while researching my ebook about Mike Austin (Perfect…
  • Bubba Golf: Green Jackets and Hash Browns

    The Armchair Golfer
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Bubba Watson, wife Angie and friends celebrate at Waffle House. (Courtesy @judahsmith)WE KNEW BUBBA HAD ALL THE SHOTS, but this time, this Sunday, the new Lefty was in total control of his game even when the kid (Jordan Spieth) threw a haymaker at him on Augusta's front nine. Bubba took it, and countered with his own combination at holes 8 and 9, cruising to a 69 and a three-shot Masters victory, his second Green Jacket in three years.None of the other closest challengers broke 70. Runners-up Spieth (72) and Jonas Blixt (71) were unable to mount a back-nine charge. Fifty-year-old Miguel Angel…
  • 'ARNIE': Golf Channel Documentary Begins on Sunday

    The Armchair Golfer
    11 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    By Golf Channel CommunicationsGOLF CHANNEL'S PRIMETIME TELEVISION EVENT, "Arnie," begins with the questions: "How do you tell a story of a life that's larger than life? How do you find a way to put together all the memories, all the accomplishments, all the impact? And do what a story is supposed to do? And ensure it lasts forever? Someday—even decades—maybe centuries from now, they'll hear the name Arnold Palmer and they'll want to know everything.""Arnie" showcases how the golfing legend revolutionized and transcended the game to become one of the most beloved figures in sports history.
  • Unbelievable Putts at the Masters

    The Armchair Golfer
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    ABSOLUTELY NO WORDS FOR THIS. Just watch the video.
  • 2014 Masters TV Schedule and Tournament Notes

    The Armchair Golfer
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    IT’S THE MASTERS, PATRONS! Magnolias, azaleas, Amen Corner, pimento cheese sandwiches and Chuck Norris-style security.MASTERS NEED TO KNOWPurse: $8 millionWinner’s share: $1.44 millionDefending champion: Adam Scott2014 Masters LeaderboardMasters fieldAugusta National Golf ClubFirst and second round groupings and tee timesMasters photo galleryMasters newsroomMasters tournament informationMasters winnersOfficial Masters siteMasters Talk"At my first Masters, I got the feeling that if I didn't play well, I wouldn't go to heaven."–Dave Marr"If the Masters offered no money at all, I…
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    Aussie Golfer

  • golf joke: The Golfer’s Dilemma

    Aussie Golfer
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:15 pm
    Comedian and country singer Gary Mule Deer told this ol’ golf joke perfectly to a crowd in Florida a few years back. This has been sitting on the back-burner for a while but I think it’s about time we all had a laugh after a serious Masters week.
  • Bubba Watson plays ping-pong with his driver: video

    Aussie Golfer
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Is there anything Bubba Watson can’t do with his pink driver? Prior to winning The Masters Tournament for a second time, Bubba Watson played a bit of ping-pong with his pink driver while in between shoots for his latest ESPN commercials. He’s actually turning that thing over to create some top-spin! Skills, mad skills. (H/T Devil Ball Golf)  
  • 5 odd things that happened at the 2014 Masters

    Aussie Golfer
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:55 pm
    The Masters is always a dramatic week with more stories than we can keep up with, so there are always a few oddities that we missed during the week – and you may have too. Here are just some of the extra stories to come out of Augusta National at the 2014 Masters, starting with Rory McIlroy’s wild tee shot that almost hit Adam Scott. McIlroy almost hits Scott with crazy tee shot Rory McIlroy did his best to take Adam Scott out of the tournament on Friday.
  • 2014 Masters: Our favourite photos from the final round

    Aussie Golfer
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:05 pm
    Augusta National provides the perfect backdrop for some stunning photography at The Masters. The final round of the 2014 Masters was no exception.
  • 2014 Masters: Bubba Watson wins a second green jacket

    Aussie Golfer
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Bubba Watson wins the 2014 Masters and becomes the sixth left-handed golfer to don the green jacket in the last 12 years. 2014 Masters Final Scores -8 Watson -5 Blixt, Spieth -4 Jimenez -2 Fowler, Kuchar -1 Westwood E Langer, Walker, McIlroy, Senden, K.Stadler, Bjorn Gerry “Bubba” Watson became a multiple Masters winner in emphatic fashion at Augusta National after fending off an early charge from young rookie Jordan Spieth. “I don’t remember the closing holes, I just remember hanging on,” Watson said at the green jacket ceremony in Butler Cabin.
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    Buzzin Golf

  • Rory McIlroy ready to step up at The Masters

    Edwin Huxley
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Rory McIlroy has insisted he is ready to take the role of Tiger Woods at this year’s Masters and be the man to watch at Augusta in the first major of the year. Woods was forced to withdraw from the Masters following surgery on his back, opening the door for McIlroy to step into the limelight left by the absent world number one. After his victories at the 2011 US Open and then the 2012 US PGA Championship, McIlroy won his first two majors at a younger age than Woods, but the Northern Irishman has so far failed to add to his collection. While Augusta holds some dark memories for McIlroy…
  • Win a copy of Golf Science – Optimum Performance from Tee to Green

    Edwin Huxley
    26 Mar 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Golf Science - Optimum Performance from Tee to Green ‘Without question the art and science of golf primarily takes place in the mind, played out through the way we move our bodies. This instinctive connection affects how we feel, how we think and then how we swing our golf club. There is no better place to illustrate this than on the course, where our golf can be dramatically affected by what happens in our mind.’ – Mark F. Smith Golf Science – Optimum Performance from Tee to Green by Mark F. Smith brings to you leading experts in the physical, mental, technical and tactical…
  • Book Competition: Golf Under Pressure: Conquer The Choke Point With A Silent Mind

    Edwin Huxley
    19 Mar 2014 | 3:21 am
    Golf Under Pressure by Robin Sieger Whether amateur or Tour professional, every golfer will experience that crucial moment when victory hinges on just one shot.  Make it, they win; blow it and they will re-­‐live the memory on the golf course for years to come.  They have arrived at their personal ‘moment of truth’.  The question is: can they handle it? In examples taken from the careers of the game’s greatest players, as well as case studies drawn from other sports and walks of life, Robin Sieger, the author of the acclaimed Silent Mind Golf, demystifies the psychological secrets…
  • Rory McIlroy ends season on a high

    Edwin Huxley
    3 Dec 2013 | 10:40 am
    Rory McIlroy pipped Adam Scott to win the Australian Open and claim his first tournament victory of 2013, with the Northern Irishman clinching the victory on the final hole at Royal Sydney. After a season in which he has failed to produce anything like his best golf, McIlroy was delighted to have recorded a tournament win before the end of the year. After starting the tournament as the strong favourite with, home-favourite Scott looked on course to win the Australian ‘Triple Crown’ by holding onto his lead during the final round. While McIlroy produced some impressive golf in…
  • Golf betting is growing in popularity

    Edwin Huxley
    12 Nov 2013 | 12:18 am
    Golf has been synonymous with betting for most of its history.  There are not shortage of variations for golfers wanting to bet on the outcome of their game from the venerable Nassau to countless of more esoteric wagering formats.  While betting among golfers is old news there’s another form of golf betting that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years—betting on professional golf tournaments at Las Vegas sports books. At first consideration golf would appear to be a poor fit for sports betting enthusiasts.  The pace of the game is ‘leisurely’ at best with many…
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  • Key To A Great Weight Forward Downswing

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

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

    4 Mar 2014 | 7:44 am
    Here is a quick drill that you can use to help control the clubshaft.
  • How To Find YOUR Best Putting Stroke

    18 Feb 2014 | 8:15 am
  • Do What It Takes To Win

    15 Feb 2014 | 9:32 am
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  • Lexi's First Major

    The Squire
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    (Photo: @Lexi/Instagram) Congratulations to Lexi Thompson on her first victory in a major championship. The first of many? Thompson won the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship, and did so rather comfortably. Her ultimate margin of victory was three over a very game Michelle Wie, but Lexi's lead was in no danger from the early point of the round where she first stretched it to four. How many more
  • Sydnee Michaels Responds to GD's Controversial Fitness Cover

    The Squire
    5 Apr 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Don't know if you've been following the controversy, but a lot of people are upset that when Golf Digest finally put another woman on its cover the magazine chose a pseudo-celebrity (Paulina Gretzky) instead of, you know, an actual professional golfer. I can see Golf Digest's side of things: The magazine is purchased overwhelmingly by men, so let's put a hot babe on the cover (and far be it for
  • Paula Creamer's Workout Regimen

    The Squire
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    Here's an interesting video posted by the LPGA about Paula Creamer's workout regimen: <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --> var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; <!-- AddThis Button END -->
  • First Pro Win for Charley Hull

    The Squire
    16 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    (Photo: @charleyhull1/Instagram) The answer to the question, "When will Charley Hull get her first pro win?" is: Now! As in today, at the Lalla Meryem Cup on the Ladies European Tour. Charley, who is about to turn 18 years old, shot 62 in the final round to tie Gwladys Nocera, then won it on the first playoff hole. That's called getting it done. Congratulations to Charley on what is sure to be
  • Anna Rawson Now Chasing MBA

    The Squire
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:58 am
    (Photo: @annarawson/Instagram) What is former LPGA and LET golfer Anna Rawson up to these days? She's not hard to find. She's still modeling, and she stays connected to golf through appearances and as a presenter. She's also in business school at Columbia University, pursuing an MBA. Adam Stanley tells the story for The Globe and Mail: Anna Rawson is a sun-kissed Australian model who stands
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  • 8 Tax Return-Worthy Courses

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
    What a beautiful moment it is when that long-awaited tax return makes its way into your bank account. Today is the last day to file your paper work (yes, already) so be sure to check and double check that everything … View More ►
  • Playing With a Wingman

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many players like to enjoy the game by themselves. Others prefer their weekly game in a cart with three of their closest friends. Still, yet others prefer to walk with the help of a caddie. Although not as prevalent at … View More ►
  • Feels Just Like Augusta

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Each and every April, golfers see what many consider heaven on Earth during the telecast of The Masters. Augusta National Golf Club is revered for its beauty, design and the test it offers the world’s best golfers. Unfortunately, we’re also … View More ►
  • 8 Perfect Pairings for National Beer Day

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    National Beer Day is nearly upon us and, lucky for us, so is the golf season! To celebrate two of life’s most wonderful things, we decided to provide you with a menu. So, get ready for April 7 (and don’t … View More ►
  • April Showers: Tips to Deal with Rainy Rounds

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:32 am
    The old adage that April showers bring May flowers may be fine and dandy for gardeners, but for all of us golfers, showers just create a mess, or take us out of our comfort zones. But don’t fret because playing … View More ►
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    Grouchy Golf Blog

  • Good Luck Kelly Xu!

    Golf Grouch
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:23 pm
    As a single dude without children, I normally wouldn't watch the Golf Channel's coverage of the Drive, Chip and Putt Championship National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 6. It's basically the biggest golf competition for kids featuring the top 88 junior golfers from across the U.S. and Canada. However, I actually know one of the competitors so I'm excited to watch it. Her name is Kelly Xu and we share the same home course, Penmar by the Sea here in sunny Los Angeles. I've blogged about this 9 year-old wunderkind before and at this point in her development, she can…
  • A Picture of Frustration

    Golf Grouch
    28 Feb 2014 | 8:23 pm
    The adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is always true. On a recent outing to my 9-hole home course, I came across a curious sight at the 7th hole. I just had to snap a picture of it with my iPhone to share it here. To someone who doesn't play golf, they probably have no idea what happened. But to any golfer who has played the game a reasonable amount knows exactly what happened. Here's the picture translation in a thousand words:A golfer played (or tried to play) golf. The golfer played poorly, or at least below their expectations. The poor play continued and the frustration level of…
  • Put Backspin on a Golf Ball!

    Golf Grouch
    31 Jan 2014 | 4:23 pm
    One of the things that fascinates golf viewers is the backspin that professionals can impart on the golf ball. Oohs and aahs are usually heard when a ball lands on the green, skips to a momentary stop, and then rolls back as if on a yo-yo string. Amateur golfers struggle to replicate this impressive feat largely because they don't know that there are several necessary conditions for it to happen.  Here are some of the things to maximize your chances of spinning the ball back on the green:Use a premium golf ball:  The primary benefit of a premium ball over it's lower-cost brethren is…
  • Golf Enjoyment Depends on Your Expectations!

    Golf Grouch
    31 Dec 2013 | 8:04 pm
    I have played golf long enough to know that the level of enjoyment that you derive from this godforsaken game is highly dependent on the expectations that you place upon yourself. If you set a high level of expectation for your golf game, you are more than likely to disappoint yourself. In fact, the Golf Gods will make this a certainty. There's no enjoyment in that.In other sports, it's perfectly fine to set lofty expectations and actually have a reasonable chance to exceed them. These are rational sports where there is a low variability in one's performance. For instance, I'm an accomplished…
  • I Finally Broke Par!

    Golf Grouch
    30 Nov 2013 | 11:42 pm
    After golfing for almost 20 years, I finally achieved one of my life goals. I broke par this month and below is the scorecard. Yeah, I know it wasn't a full 18 holes, but it is only a 9-hole golf course. Baby steps, right? At just a hair under 2,500 yards, you might also think that it too short to count. But I play this course without woods, so I think that it evens things out. For example, the 6th hole is a 423-yard par-4 that I almost never reach with two whacks from my trusty 3-iron.On this historic day, I was playing well, especially my short game. After 7 holes I stood at par and was…
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    Kiel Christianson

  • First day of the 2014 golf season: Great Expectations

    Kiel Christianson
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:44 am
    Here I sit, 6:00am CDT. My tee time at Lake of the Woods Golf Course isn't until 9:30, but I'm too excited to sleep. The projected high today is 61 degrees, but there's frost on the ground right now here in Champaign Co., Illinois. At 9:30, it'll probab…
  • Last-minute Valentine's Day gift for a never-ending winter

    Kiel Christianson
    8 Feb 2014 | 7:08 am
    It's hard to tell which is piling up more quickly: the snow on my home course, or the clubs, balls, shoes, shirts, bags, and range finders I need to test and review. Both accumulations are depressing the hell out of me. After two straight years of be…
  • 2013 Year in Review: A personal edition

    Kiel Christianson
    5 Jan 2014 | 11:42 am
    2013 was the best of golf times for me, and it was the worst of times. I started out 2013 with an epic trip to the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, where I snagged a closest-to-the-pin prize at a media outing and shot a personal 9-hole best from the…
  • Stocking stuffer for goofy duffers: Muze apparel

    Kiel Christianson
    21 Dec 2013 | 9:45 am
    "He got all of that one!" "Cinderella story. Playing out of his own bag." "Billy, Billy, Billy." "Noonan!" "I don't think the heavy stuff is going to start for a couple hours." If you are a golfer who is not totally devoid of humor, you w…
  • Stocking stuffer for artsy duffers: Tin Cup

    Kiel Christianson
    16 Dec 2013 | 1:40 pm
    "I'm playing a Titleist," says pretty much every dang golfer in any given foursome. "I've got a Titleist 2," says half your foursome. The out come the Sharpies for some random, arbitrary dots. If the golfer on your list wants to infuse a bit more per…
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    Travelling Golfer

  • Function18 Launch Online Promotion to Celebrate the 2014 Masters

    9 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Online golf clothing store Function 18 has today announced the launch of their anticipated Masters promotion. With 10% off all orders over £10 and 15% off all orders over £100, now is the perfect time to stock up on your golf clothing & accessories in time for the summer season. The promotion is available across all major golf brands available online at Function18 including Oscar Jacobson, Nike Golf, Puma Golf, Adidas Golf and Hugo Boss, and will run throughout the Masters tournament until Sunday 13th April. Take advantage of this great promotion this weekend and visit…
  • The Masters: Facts and Figures (Infographic)

    10 Mar 2014 | 11:00 am
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  • “Beware of Sharks” and Other Highly Hazardous Holes

    24 Feb 2014 | 12:08 pm
    David Bryce is a freelance writer and long-time golfer who concedes that the most hazardous part of his game are the fat, imported cigars he likes to smoke. When he’s not working on this putt, you can usually find him blogging or yelling at the television. On occasion, heated debates take place over USGA’s Rule 26: The Water Hazard. The one aspect never contested is the unending belief that water hazards are inherently tricky. And that they’re responsible for millions of dollars lost in sunken white balls across the world (though fishing them out is a pretty hefty underground racket).
  • Golf Clothing and Shoes at Function Eighteen

    5 Jan 2014 | 12:17 pm
    People often ask me if serious golfers start thinking about golf after the new year. They always get the same answer, “Serious golfers never STOP thinking about golf!“  Granted, our favorite sport dictates a few of our resolutions – we’ll resolve to golf certain courses, add to our arsenal, overcome bad habits, adopt better habits, etc. Resolutions are all about improving, and golfers are always looking for improvement. One way to improve our game (or at the very least improve our image) is to improve our golf clothing and shoes. My favorite place to shop for golf…
  • Top Five Killer Golf Courses in the Algarve for Excellent Golfing

    15 Nov 2013 | 5:38 am
    With the new golf season in the Algarve kicking into gear, seasoned veterans and enthusiastic amateurs alike are all on the hunt for some of the most challenging and beautiful golf on the planet. Right now, the hard fought battle of summer improvements, tweaks and changes is coming to an end and every course in the region is set to come out swinging. Which ones are packing the most punch in 2013? Take a look at our top 5: 1. The Sir Henry Thomas Championship Course The Sir Henry Thomas is the first 18 hole championship course to grace the Algarve, and is recognised as one of the most…
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    Aspiring Golfer

  • G-Mac learns Woods lesson

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

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

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

    24 Jun 2013 | 11:20 am
    Four time major winner, Ernie Els, is confident that newly crowned US Open Champion, Justin Rose, can win many more majors over the coming years but the most important thing for the Englishman will be to try not to change anything. Els, who won his first major at the US Open back in 1994, knows exactly the kind of strain and focus that Ro se will be under when he returns to the course in Europe but, according to him, it is vital that he continues to manage his time and approach tournaments in the same way. “When Justin returns to Europe, as he will do for The Open, he is going to receive an…
  • Where to go for a swinging good golf holiday in Europe

    3 May 2013 | 4:08 am
    Listen up all you golf fanatics! We’ve got the top five courses you need to take a swing at right here. From the most difficult to the most picturesque, these five European courses are on par (pun intended) with the best from the US. So book a buggy, grab your plus-fours and get ready for tee time! Just keep in mind that if you’re packing your best clubs, you should probably take out some Allianz Golf Insurance to protect your best assets. Most Popular: Club de Golf Alcanada, Mallorca Voted the best golf course in Europe for a sixth time by, this 18-hole course is a regular star…
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  • Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia Participate in TaylorMade Golf 15-Inch Cup Tournament

    Rob Hayashida
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Sandbox8.comJustin Rose and Sergio Garcia Participate in TaylorMade Golf 15-Inch Cup Tournament PGA Tour stars Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead a group of golf industry leaders at Reynolds Plantation, participating in a 15-inch cup tournament hosted by TaylorMade Golf. The even represents the kickoff of the company’s commitment-up to $5 million over the next five years-to support Hack Golf in alliance with the PGA of America, to make the sport more fun for new players. At Monday’s event, Garcia recorded a score of 30 playing nine holes with 15-inch cups installed in the greens,…
  • 2014 Masters TV Broadcast Schedule

    Rob Hayashida
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Sandbox8.com2014 Masters TV Broadcast Schedule The 2014 Masters starts tomorrow, and if you are hoping to watch 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Dufner play in round one on Thursday, you’re out of luck.  TV coverage starts at 3 PM EST on ESPN and five holes (11, 12, 13, 15, 16) will be streamed live on starting at 10:45 AM EST. In addition, there will be two “featured group” streams on that show select groups playing the back nine live. The problem is that any group that tees off before 11 AM EST or so, and isn’t one of…
  • Maide Golf “Green Giveaway” Sweepstakes

    Rob Hayashida
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Sandbox8.comMaide Golf “Green Giveaway” Sweepstakes Just in time for golfs first Major of 2014, Maide Golf is kicking off the season in style with their Maide “Green Giveaway” sweepstakes.  All you have to do is give them your email to enter a chance to win the Maide Green Giveaway prize, valued at over $250: Maide Highland performance golf pants (choice of slim or standard) Maide White Berwick Polo Maide Green Cotton Knockdown Sweater Maide Straw hat It’s simple to enter, and you get a discount code to buy some sweet Maide Golf clothing after you enter the…
  • adidas Golf: 2014 Masters Scripting

    Rob Hayashida
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    Sandbox8.comadidas Golf: 2014 Masters Scripting The 2014 Masters begins next week and here is a preview of what Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Sergio Garcia will be wearing from adidas Golf. Join the conversation on Google + The post adidas Golf: 2014 Masters Scripting appeared first on
  • Nike Golf Releases New TW’14 Mesh Shoe

    Rob Hayashida
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:34 am
    Sandbox8.comNike Golf Releases New TW’14 Mesh Shoe Nike Golf’s latest footwear design is breathable, flexible and perfect for summer – and it’s also the newest member of the TW’ 14 family. The TW’ 14 Mesh merges innovative technologies from the original TW’ 14, such as the Nike Free-inspired outsole, with custom options previously only available on NIKEiD – until now. Nike Golf designers paired the Nike Free-inspired design and Dynamic Flywire technology featured in the TW’ 14 with a ventilated mesh upper and lower-profile Integrated Traction on the outsole. The…
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    Ottawa Golf Blog

  • Bubbba Watson Wins 2nd Green Jacket - Masters 2014 Champ

    Sean Crogie
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:03 pm
    Bubba Watson tee shot at 10th Masters 2014 Bubba Watson and His Son Share a Masters Moment on The 18th at Augusta
  • Keegan Bradley Sporting The Sweetest Kicks - Nike Air Jordan golf shoes at the Masters

    Sean Crogie
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    With the years first major comes all the various apparel scripting from all the big companies. Some great colors and variation for this years Masters. One of my favorite colors this time of the year is the way companies use green in their apparel and golf shoes. The best this year has to be Keegan Bradley's wicked Augusta green Masters-themed Air Jordans. First brought to use from Keegan's IG account. These are just place sweet.Keegan does have some sweet kicks including the “Concord” Air Jordan 11 Golf ShoesSome nice Jumpman golf shoes Keegan wore at the President's Cup.
  • Best Photos From The Masters

    Sean Crogie
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:01 pm
    One of my favorite forums for pictures of the Masters is is packed with a plethora of players equipment, apparel and shots. Enjoy!Can't beat Social Media giant Twitter. Seems the best for great Masters photos. I've got all the Pros I follow in a nice little list so it's easy to see great tweets/photos. Ian Poulter, Graham McDowell and Trevor Immelman are some of the bestInstagram is a great way to see various photos from Augusta check out hash tags #TheMasters #Masters #Greenjacket #Augusta #amencorner #AugustaNational
  • Function 18 2014 Masters Promotion

    Sean Crogie
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:53 am
    Online golf clothing store Function 18 has today announced the launch of their anticipated Masters promotion. With 10% off all orders over £10 and 15% off all orders over £100, now is the perfect time to stock up on your golf clothing & accessories in time for the summer season.The promotion is available across all major golf brands available online at Function18 including Oscar Jacobson, Nike Golf, Puma GolfAdidas Golf and Hugo Boss, and will run throughout the Masters tournament until Sunday 13th April. Take advantage of this great promotion this weekend and visit
  • Celebrating 80 years of the Masters

    Sean Crogie
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:50 am
    With this year marking the 80th anniversary of the Masters, here's a fun infographic of Masters firsts.
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    PutterZone - Best Putter Reviews

  • Insider Interview: TIBA Putt

    Sean Weir
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    A new putting aid inventor has just launched a Kickstarter funding campaign, and we’ve got the scoop. TIBA Putt was created by Kyle Henderson, a competitive golfer with a background in logistics and retail management. He is joined in the project by Don Everhart, who is responsible for product development and marketing. Both reside in Phoenix, Arizona. TIBA Putt consists of two pieces secured to the green with tees. It is designed to train the golfer to develop a repeatable stroke that remains square to the target line through impact. We caught up with Kyle and Don to learn more.
  • Insider Interview: SeeMore Putter Institute

    Sean Weir
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:51 am
    Ted Gallina has been with the SeeMore Putter Company ever since its rebirth under new ownership in 2007. Prior to joining SeeMore, he was the head golf professional at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee, for more than 10 years. He was named by his peers and the PGA of America as the PGA National Merchandiser of the Year for his contributions at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. “I guess you could say that was my 15 minutes of fame!” he says. As the SeeMore’s director of instruction, he heads up the SeeMore Putter Institute (a.k.a. SPi), a national network of putting…
  • Secret Grip Gains Tour Success

    Sean Weir
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:40 am
    As more golfers seek new tools for stability in the wake of the announced ban on anchored (ie: belly) putters, “counterbalancing” has become the latest rage in the putter world. Indeed, several putter companies, including heavyweights such as Odyssey and TaylorMade, have recently rolled out counterbalanced putters, featuring heavy grips that counterbalance the putter head and raise the balance point of the club for enhanced stability. With all of the talk about counterbalancing these days, you might think it’s a new concept. But Boccieri Golf’s Heavy Putter was…
  • BOOM! Here Comes The Grenade Putter

    Sean Weir
    12 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    Tyler “Sully” Sullivan is a man on a mission to blow up the golf equipment market with BombTech Golf.  In his words, “BombTech Golf was started in 2011 out of necessity. After my 7th broken driver in two months, I threw my hands in the air and said that is enough. At the exact moment I started building golf clubs and more specifically drivers…I knew what production process and what metals would perform well but needed a partner in design…At that point, I decided to reach out to my alma mater, the University of Vermont.” Working with senior engineering…
  • Spider Si Putter Aims for Deadly Stability

    Sean Weir
    12 Mar 2014 | 6:45 am
    TaylorMade’s Ghost Spider putter family is getting bigger and brawnier with the upcoming release of the Ghost Spider Si putter, which features a weighty 380-gram head coupled with a 130-gram counterbalanced grip. You might want to call it the Tarantula… TaylorMade is calling the Ghost Si putter “one of the most consistent and forgiving putters the company has introduced.” You would expect them to say that, of course, so let’s cut the jive and look under the hood. According to TaylorMade, “The MOI in traditional blade and mallet putter ranges from 3500-4500.
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  • Another “Either/Or” For You

    The Wedge Guy
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Thanks for the good input, readers. It seems that you fall into two general groups, in some very unscientific way – those who genuinely feel like they are distance-challenged, and those who don’t. That makes a lot of sense to me. In our own research with thousands of golfers who follow SCOR Golf, either as owners or fans, or both, we found that the vast majority report that they hit 6-10 approach shots – or more with lower handicap players – with an 8-iron or less to the green. That number is consistent with what Dr. Bob Rotella told me that the PGA Tour players average 10.5-12.5…
  • Longer or Straighter?

    The Wedge Guy
    4 Apr 2014 | 4:07 am
    Everywhere you look, every golf equipment claim seems to be about hitting the ball further. From golf balls to drivers, fairways, hybrids, and now irons, the message that hitting it longer is the ultimate . . . and maybe only . . . goal we have as golfers. While this quest for distance has certainly improved the performance of golf balls and many of the longer clubs, i.e. drivers and even fairway woods, is it really what makes the difference in a round of golf? I’ve written about this before, but today I want to get you all involved in a discussion of what really is important to each of us…
  • Setting Up for Success

    The Wedge Guy
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Chipping and taking full swings in front of the television on Sunday afternoons can be fun ways to pass the time and keep the golf muscles tuned up (especially during a winter like this one), but how can we get more out of the time we spend on the Afghan rug pretending to hit second shots at #11 at Augusta? For amateurs, and even low handicap amateurs, it’s eerie how often the cause of a series of bad shots is something basic – something like ball position, or grip, or simple posture. When things go awry, the instinct is to start assessing the mechanics of the entire golf swing:…
  • Let’s Talk About the Rules

    The Wedge Guy
    21 Mar 2014 | 4:21 am
    There is so much talk about the Rules of Golf, with the hot topic of today being the use of the anchored putting stroke. Seems kind of silly to me, actually, even though I am one of the most pure of the purists about our game. Even with my own putting woes, I have not even given thought to that solution, and won’t even stray off toward non-traditional approaches like left-hand-low or the claw. Maybe that traditional bent is also fused with my “hard-headed Dutchman” upbringing. In a discussion about this the other day, the conversation ventured off into just how many golfers play…
  • A “New” Scoring Shot

    The Wedge Guy
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:05 am
    One of the most treacherous but potentially valuable greenside recovery shots to have in your arsenal is the “flop” shot. We watch the tour professionals execute these weekly with great success, hitting that high and soft shot with their lob wedge to save a par or make a birdie on a par 5 hole. But then we see recreational golfers struggle mightily with this shot, way too often dumping the shot well short of their target, or catching the ball right in the forehead which sends is screaming across the green and frequently into complete oblivion. It is the highest risk/reward shot in golf…
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  • Cobra BiO Cell Irons – A MyGolfSpy Community Review

    Will Dron
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Our Members Review Gear – You Could Be Next MyGolfSpy forum members are frequently given the opportunity to test new products from golf companies of all sizes. Over the last few seasons, our community members have tested every club in the bag, shafts, gadgets, apps, etc.. You name it, our forum members have reviewed it. We are consistently impressed by how thorough and detailed the reviews our member produce are. I mean…they’re good, and honest, and often pretty damn entertaining, and so we’ve decided to start sharing some of them right here on the front page for those…
  • Gadget Review: The SwingShot Golf Video Camera

    Dave Wolfe
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    (By Dave Wolfe) Taking Video For Granted Being able to record video was once a big deal. I don’t mean that recording video is no longer important, just that now recording video is so easy that it’s really no big deal. Personal video recording, with high definition quality, is now just a touch-screen button away on our phones. Uploading that video to the world’s eyes is now super easy, and probably quicker than shooting the actual video. Personal video recording hardware (i.e. cell phones) is amazingly advanced, and invasively common. Even with video’s common nature though, it still…
  • Callaway’s Big Bertha is Not The Number One Selling Driver

    Tony Covey
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Written By: Tony Covey There’s a new clubhouse leader in the competition for the Most Misleading Ad of 2014. And here’s the real shocker; it’s not TaylorMade. It’s PING. I’m kidding. It’s Callaway. At least that’s my opinion. It’s definitely not the opinion of Callaway Golf, and it’s possible that once you sort through the facts as I understand them, it may not be yours either. We’re allowed to think differently. In case you missed it (and we’ll concede you probably did), last week members of Callaway Golf’s Zoo Crew (that’s the marketing team for those of you who…
  • TaylorMade’s SLDR Mini Driver is the Club You Never Knew You Needed (and still might not)

    Tony Covey
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Written By: Tony Covey Gentlemen (and the three handfuls of ladies that read this site), prepare to wowed (excited even)…or agitated, or maybe just sit calmly in a state of tepid indifference. Whatever. I’m good with any of it. This isn’t one of those days where I’m going to tell you how to feel or what to think. What I’m certain of is that today’s Official announcement of the SLDR Mini Driver will leave you feeling something…or nothing. What the Hell is a Mini Driver? Order SLDR Mini Driver Today – $279 For those of you just hearing about this…
  • 2014 Golf’s Most Wanted: Watch and Voice GPS Devices

    GolfSpy Tim
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    How Much Device Do You Really Need? Choosing a watch-based, or simple small voice GPS can be a daunting task? Do you need 25,000 Pre-loaded courses or should you go for a unit that offers 30,000? Are you willing to pay a bit more to get distances to hazards or are you content to know yardages to the front, back, and middle of the green? Do you want to use your GPS to keep score? For such a small device, there sure is a lot to consider. While the technology is similar, the differences are significant enough that you could find a compelling reason to choose one device over another (or several…
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    Scot Duke

  • Video Marketing: 4 Reasons Why Video Marketing Is A Must

    Scot Duke
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    It only takes a few minutes viewing your Google Plus stream before you notice that Video’s are one of the top forms of communication.  The most exciting part is now the predominate viewers of the Google+ stream is…?   Yes, Consumers!!Videos are becoming the consumer’s preferred form of content absorption.  So why aren’t more businesses using video marketing?Video Marketing Will Become MainstreamBranding a business using video is a channel of marketing  many of businesses overlook. Why? Fear is generally the reason why many business don’t do things.Businesses…
  • How Much is Your Professional Image Worth?

    Scot Duke
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    How much is your professional image worth? There seems to still be a large number of people who feel a professional image is not important.  For that matter, there are just as many who don’t see having a positive image as being worth any either.Successful people attribute their success to a pattern of mutually beneficial interpersonal relationships, as much as it is being due to their technical skills or business knowledge. Their communication and the image they present create the first impression – often the lasting impression – from the people they meet.Bad Image Will…
  • SyncLab Media: The Best Digital Marketing Strategies

    Scot Duke
    29 Mar 2014 | 10:02 am
    What is the best digital marketing strategy?  This is the number one question we at SyncLab Media are asked during our digital marketing strategy session.  Since more businesses are starting to finally see the importance of digital marketing let’s take a look at how the best digital marketing strategies are put together.It is no trade secret every business needs marketing.  The issue every business has is determining what kind of marketing and how much marketing is needed.  This is where SyncLab Media takes ample time with potential clients to walk them through the best approach to…
  • 5 Reasons Why People Do Not Comment on Blogs

    Scot Duke
    28 Mar 2014 | 3:41 am
    I’m sure you have already been told what it takes to get people to interact with you on your blog or you have read outlines on what it takes to get anyone to comment on your blog.  Either way, it is tough to get people to make comments on a blog.  I know, because I very seldom get comments on this blog site. So, I set out to study this and here is what I found.Here are 5 Reasons I found as Why People Do Not Comment on Blogs.#1 Have to Be A MemberYou have probably see the many, many, many blog sites over the past two years that require you to be a member of some comment platform.
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  • ZJ (FGP blade) has his 12th Top 10 Finish in his last 18 events on Tour

    SeeMore Admin
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:50 am
    SeeMore congratulates its most visible user on tour for shooting 5 under par total at the tough TPC San Antonio course and the Valero Texas Open, good for a tie for 6th.   This is his 12th top 10 finish in his last 18 events on the PGA Tour. During this red-hot streak now extending 9 months on tour, he is an unbelievable 154 under par total, with 3 wins since September. For comparison and to put in perspective just how dominant this run has been, the current top 10 in the Official World Golf rankings are in each of their last 18 events as follows:   World Ranking #1 is 64 under, with 8 top…
  • SeeMore Putter & SPi (SeeMore Putter Institute) Testimonial

    SeeMore Admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:27 am
    SPi Testimoial from SPi-Dennis Rysz (Josh Boggs Golf Academy / Westchester Golf Course - Canal Winchester, OH) (SPi-Dennis Rysz) Putting is a fantastic dimension of the game of golf.  What other club in a golfers bag can vary so vastly from player to player.  We can have blade or mallet styles, lengths varying from 33 to 48 or more inches,  varying lofts, weightings and leading edge technology.   With all of this emphasis on the physical putter itself, why does there seem to be so little focus on the  act of putting itself?  After all, putting accounts for roughly 40% of the average…
  • SeeMore Putters RifleScope Technology (RST) Alignment System: How Hiding the Red Dot Improves Putting.

    SeeMore Admin
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:37 pm
  • Insider Interview: SeeMore Putter Institute by @PutterZone

    SeeMore Admin
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Posted by: Sean Weir in Insider Interviews, Ted Gallina has been with the SeeMore Putter Company ever since its rebirth under new ownership in 2007. Prior to joining SeeMore, he was the head golf professional at Vanderbilt Legends Club in Franklin, Tennessee, for more than 10 years. He was named by his peers and the PGA of America as the PGA National Merchandiser of the Year for his contributions at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. “I guess you could say that was my 15 minutes of fame!” he says. As the SeeMore’s director of instruction, he heads up the SeeMore Putter Institute (a.k.a.
  • SeeMore PTM1 (Precision Tour Milled) Putter Review by Golf Review Guy

    SeeMore Admin
    12 Mar 2014 | 12:32 pm
    We have recently been dedicated to helping those who struggle with their short game. This putter is something that can truly help your score. When I first heard I was getting a SeeMore Putter, I was pretty excited. We have all seen how well Zack Johnson has been doing on tour and, of course, he uses a SeeMore Putter. This Center shaft putter has an amazing look and feel. The putter I am reviewing is the Precision Tour Milled Blade, Platinum, 33’’, 70 Degree Standard lie angle. Here is the Golf Review Guy’s golf review on the SeeMore Putter.  The Look SeeMore Putters have a look unlike…
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  • Bubba Watson dons second Masters Green Jacket

    Brian O'Hare
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Perhaps Adam Scott and Bubba Watson can reverse roles again next year. “After giving it away last year, I wanted it back,” Watson said. “I told Adam we could just swap it back and forth every year.” By Brian O’Hare ANOTHER US Masters is done and dusted and though we didn’t get an Aussie charge this year we did get a very worthy winner. Bubba Watson showed all his renowned creative flair and raw, uncoached golfing talent to take the 2014 US Masters by three strokes. With all of Watson’s big hitting and seemingly back-woods rev-heading lifestyle you can tend to…
  • Senden is Aussies’ best chance going into Masters final round with Scott a (very) long shot

    Brian O'Hare
    12 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    JOHN SENDEN was one of just 13 golfers in red figures going into the final round of the 2014 US Masters but was four strokes adrift of joint leaders Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth. Senden faces a stiff task overtaking the nine golfers in front of him and the situation is even worse for defending champion Adam Scott who had an unhappy third round. Senden began the third round in second place and played with overnight leader Bubba Watson. The Queenslander had an up and down 3-over round of 75 to finish the day on 1-under tied for 10th. Scott just didn’t get started with his iron play and…
  • Adam Scott looking for back to back US Masters victories

    Brian O'Hare
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    2014 US Masters Preview: Leaderboard: TV Times: Tee Times By Brian O’Hare ADAM SCOTT sees no reason he can’t become just the fifth golfer ever to win back to back US Masters victories. With Australia’s incredible recent success on the US PGA Tour, beginning with Scott’s breakthrough win at Augusta National last year, who’s to say the fairytale can’t continue. Should Scott again hoist the Masters trophy come Sunday, he would join the select group of back to back winners that so far includes Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Nick Faldo. “I would like to add my name to that…
  • US Masters 2014 TV coverage

    Brian O'Hare
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    FORTUNATELY for Australian golf fans at this time of year the US Masters is the only remaining golf major broadcast live on both free to air and pay television. In 2014 the US Masters will be telecast in high definition both on the Seven Network and on Fox Sports. Those of us lucky enough to have Fox Sports will have the usual smorgasbord of live and repeat coverage as well as some new “Red Button” special feeds. Free to air viewers will be happy to know the Seven coverage is on their HD broadcasting 7Mate digital channel. For the truly tragic, Fox Sports will also have a new Masters –…
  • Matt Jones chips in to win 2014 Houston Open : Video

    Brian O'Hare
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
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  • Function18 Promo to Celebrate the 2014 Masters.

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

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

    4 Feb 2014 | 8:44 am
    Stephen Gallacher was able to successfully defend his title in the Omega Dubai Desert Classic as he beat the field by one in the 2014 running of the competition. The Scot shot a round of 72 on the final day to finish on -16. That left him one stroke ahead of Argentine Emiliano Grillo and […]
  • Woods worried by tougher competition

    10 Dec 2013 | 10:51 am
    Tiger Woods believes the influx of young talent into the game means it is harder to win events after yet another year without a major. 2013 was a largely successful campaign for the American, as he appeared to have rediscovered some of the aura that he held when he previously dominated the game, winning five […]
  • Scott Wants to Become Masters Great

    4 Dec 2013 | 7:40 am
    Adam Scott has set his sights on becoming a favourite among Unibet golf betting fans by following the lead of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and writing his name into Masters folklore. In April, the 33-year-old held his nerve to beat former champion Angel Cabrera in a play-off and become the first Australian to claim […]
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • The Original 1934 Master’s Program

    11 Apr 2014 | 7:18 am
    I love Augusta National and the Master’s history. Here’s a piece regarding the original 1934 program for the Augusta National Invitational. Augusta National produced a very limited number of programs for its first tournament in 1934 due to financial constraints, and fear of limited interest in the event. This is a photo of the 1934 program. The 1934 Augusta National Invitational (as it was then called) Tournament program was produced to be used as an advertising tool to solicit new membership for the Augusta National club. The inaugural Augusta National Invitational was fortunate…
  • Master’s Crapshoot

    John Diekmann
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    If you listen to the pundits, this Master’s is almost anybody’s to win and I’d have to agree. There are plenty of favorites but everyone seems to have a question mark to a part of their game. We all know Tiger is out and that leaves a big gap to fill. None of the best golfers in the world has had a particularly great start to the year. Two guys at the top, Zach Johnson and Jason Day have won, but those were early in the year. Maybe they’ve been saving themselves for the Masters. Most pros would agree that it marks the beginning of the heart of the professional season.
  • Zach Johnson and the Masters

    28 Mar 2014 | 11:02 am
    Former 2007 Master’s champ Zach Johnson is looking to repeat that magical win at Augusta in a few weeks. What’s it going to take to get him back in that green jacket? It’s no surprise I’m a big fan of Zach Johnson. We’ve written a few pieces about him before here on GolfDash including, What You Can Learn from Zach Johnson’s Golf Swing (by the way – a lot!) There’s something about his work ethic, his faith and his “take-nothing-for-granted” approach to the game that is inspiring. Admittedly,  Zach has not performed very well at the Masters. in his own words, he calls…
  • Golf Handicap Controversy

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:25 pm
    I play at a small golf club in the South. We’re lucky to have a beautiful Donald Ross course circa 1916 which is on the National Historic Register. Who would have thunk it, but we have a bit of a handicap controversy. Maybe you’ll recognize your own club in my little story. The short version is we don’t have a cheating problem at our club. We may have a few players who are suspect from time to time, but the vast majority aren’t that competitive. Being our average age is fairly high, golf here is more about fun and comradeship. The most competitive golfers play on the…
  • 7 Reasons Why You Continue to Suck at Golf

    19 Mar 2014 | 5:25 am
    The game of golf is not an easy one to play. Everyone who has played the game knows that but if you don’t want to really suck at it, then you should probably read this. This post isn’t for everyone. If you want to go out once or twice a year and play in your friends or a company scramble – go for it. But if it’s time (and you know it) to make a commitment to getter better at golf then read on! Well, let’s just say here are 7 ways to help you get “less-sucky” at golf. 1. Sound Fundamentals Let’s face it you need to have some basic understanding of golf fundamentals.
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    The A Position

  • Champions Dinner at the Masters

    4 Apr 2014 | 1:09 pm
    While the world breathlessly awaits the news on what Adam Scott is going to serve at this year’s Champions Dinner, author John Torsiello serves up tidbits about dinners past, including the revelation that the cost of the meal comes out of the reigning champ’s wallet. Not that any have ever been heard to complain. That’s only one course on the tasty menu of our new Masters issue of The Grain. There are also pieces that will let you know what to watch for, how to handicap the action, consider a superintendent’s take on Augusta National’s conditioning, and review the…
  • The Myrtle Beach World Amateur

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Jamie McWilliams visits Myrtle Beach to participate in one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the world.
  • The Grain: The Masters Issue 2014

    3 Apr 2014 | 9:02 am
    Our second interactive e-magazine of the season is, well, hot off the press, and heading to some 2,000,000 golfers worldwide this week. What’s all the excitement? It’s the Masters, of course, which is about as exciting as it gets and annually sets our blood a-pumping for the symbolic start to the golf season. Head to the new Masters issue of The Grain here, for pieces that will let you know what to watch for, how to handicap the action, ponder what’s on the menu at the Champions’ dinners, consider a superintendent’s take on Augusta National’s conditioning, and…
  • Sharpen Pencils, Ponder the Players….

    3 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Bubba, Dustin, Hendrik, Justin? The poetry that is the Masters is also a ripe field of wagering possibilities. As always, our man with a betting slip, James Mason, ponders the players and reasons out his picks for the first men’s major of the season, in our new Masters issue of The Grain.  The interactive e-magazine also has pieces keyed to April Fool’s Day, what’s on the menu at the Champions’ dinners, the relations of U.S. Presidents to the club, what to watch for, words from a superintendent on Augusta conditioning, and a visit to nearby Reynolds Plantation. In the…
  • Presidential Matters at Augusta National

    2 Apr 2014 | 6:52 am
    Since the founding of Augusta National the U.S. has elected only two non-golfing Presidents. But that doesn’t mean every President who did play has managed to tee it up at Augusta. That’s just how tough it is to get a tee time here. Read all about these Presidential matters in our new Masters issue of The Grain, our interactive e-magazine. There are also pieces keyed to April Fool’s Day, what’s on the menu at the Champions’ dinners, handicapping the action, what to watch for, words from a superintendent on Augusta conditioning, and a visit to nearby Reynolds Plantation.
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  • March MacDuff Golf News & More is out Today

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

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

    Nick Green
    3 Mar 2014 | 8:11 am
    The marketing department at TaylorMade must have been drinking too much coffee! What on earth possessed them to take four of the most well known and photogenic players in golf (Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose) and turn them into poorly made models as if they are from Thunderbirds? It may have seemed a good idea at the time and we get it - it's supposed to be funny - but it's not! The accents are appalling and the story line is weak. TaylorMade has access to the actual players on a weekly basis and they come up with this mess. Watch it soon, because it is going to get…
  • My Top Five from the 2014 PGA Merchandise Show

    Nick Green
    26 Jan 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Golf BoardThis product actually won "Best in Show" and the honor was well deserved for a product conceived, designed and brought to market by surfers. I met with one of the owners, Star Faraon and he has never played golf, clearly never worn a blue blazer and is a cool west coast dude. He is also a smart guy and introducing the Golf Board at the show, he had few pre-conceived ideas about how it would be received by the traditionalists who frequent the massive convention center. When I met with him he was in shock, as his booth was swarming with golfers intrigued by the prospect of a new form…
  • Top 10 Do and Don'ts for the PGA Merchandise Show

    Nick Green
    15 Jan 2014 | 11:52 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. This piece appeared last year, but I have added a few new thoughts here to round out the Top 10 Do and Don'ts for the PGA Merchandise Show. I'll be based onBooth #2208, Tin Cup - swing on by and say hello!1. Don't try and sell on other people's…
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    Irish Golf Desk

  • Ulster and Leinster make winning starts in Tramore

    Brian Keogh
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Olivia Mehaffey was a winner for Ulster in the Women's Interprovincial Matches at Tramore. Picture Pat Cashman Ulster and Leinster got off to winning starts on the opening day of the Women's Interprovincial Matches at Tramore.Defending champions Ulster beat edged out host Munster 5-4 while Leinster had a comfortable win over Connacht.Leinster now face a tough match against Munster today with Ulster expected to ease past minnows Connacht.Women's Interprovincial MatchesTramore Golf Club, 15-17 April 2014Points tableLeinster 1Ulster 1Munster 0Connacht 0Draw for…
  • Mid West hat-trick for Cleary at Dromoland Castle

    Brian Keogh
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Tony Cleary, pictured during last year's Leinster Mid-Amateur at Grange. Picture: Thos Caffrey / Dromoland Castle's Tony Cleary produced a sensational six under par back nine to hold off all comers and win the Titleist sponsored 50th Anniversary Mid West Alliance 72-hole event at his home club.Dromoland's PGA professional Dave Foley was three points clear of Galway's Joe Lyons Galway and four ahead of Cleary entering Sunday's final event of the season.But there was no doubt about the winner in the end as Foley produced a string of birdies…
  • Careless errors cost McIlroy green jacket

    Brian Keogh
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Rory McIlroy finished eight shots behind Bubba Watson in the Masters but was it his putting, his play on the par-fives or a combination of the two that cost him a chance to win his first green jacket?In truth, it was a combination of both. Watson played the par-fives in eight under to McIlroy's level but it was McIlroy who scored better at the weekend, shooting rounds of 71 and 69 to Watson 74-69.Comparing the two-time Masters champion to the man many believe will win multiple green jackets is interesting.As far as power goes, there's little in it from this 1-2 duo. Watson drove the ball…
  • Clarke laments bad breaks

    Brian Keogh
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    Darren Clarke didn't need to shoot a final round 76 in the Masters to know that there’s very fine line between success and failure at Augusta National.Hoping for a sub-par final day and playing well enough to shoot it, he ended up signing for a four over round that left him on nine over par after one of those Masters rounds that slowly ebbed away on capricious gusts of wind, repelled from par by odd bounces.“It’s Augusta National and a privilege to be here, one of the best golf courses in the world, but it is frustrating at times,” sighed Clarke, who mixed four birdies and with four…
  • McNamara wins at Lee Valley

    Brian Keogh
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Rory McNamara. Picture courtesy Niall O'Shea / @corkgolfnews Headfort's Rory McNamara warmed up for his defence of this week's West of Ireland Championship with a three-stroke victory in the Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup.McNamara and 2013 winner Gary O’Flaherty over Cork were tied for the lead on two under par after 36 holes in testing conditions.But the Co Meath man emerged victorious, closing with a birdie from five feet for a 71 and a three under total of 213.Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup(Sponsored by Mardyke Arena)1. Rory McNamara, Headfort (+3) 72-70-71 213 (-3)2. Eanna…
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  • Inside Augusta

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

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

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

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

    Don Shell
    23 Sep 2013 | 6:50 am
    Seeing is believing on the Midwest’s Most Beautiful Course By Don Shell ARCADIA, Mich. — I’ll admit, I was a skeptic. C’mon, it can’t be that nice, can it? It can’t be that gorgeous. Nothing ever lives up to expectations. Does it? Having finally seen it in person for myself, I can safely say this: Arcadia Bluffs Golf Club does not live up to expectations — it blows past them with the stinging gale force of a Lake Michigan storm. The approach to the par-5 fifth features plenty of risk to meet that reward. Photo courtesy Nile Young, Jr. Having seen it for real,…
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  • Ginny Golding Gives Back through Golf -- One Swing at a Time

    Gayle Moss
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    It never ceases to amaze me the generosity of golfers. Did you know that golf raises more money for charity than all other sports combined?  In January the PGA announced it had surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving - $1 billion of which was raised in just the past 8 years.But giving back through golf isn't reserved for famous athletes and the professional associations that run major tournaments.  Many golfers give back without most of us ever hearing about it -- golfers like Ginny Golding – the first female to join the PGA of BC.The Best Golf Coach in BC according to Best…
  • Do Golfing Stereotypes Apply to Women Too?

    Gayle Moss
    5 Feb 2014 | 7:46 am
    Guest post by: Emily SutherlandIt seems like there are quizzes popping up left, right and centre these days but I don’t mind admitting that I’m partial to the occasional lunchtime quiz.I noticed a new one recently that piqued my interest more than usual – What Type of Golfer Are YouI’m sure anyone who has spent a few hours out on the green will be able to pick out the different stereotypes of golfers but more often than not, these are based on the behavioural traits of men. So I took the quiz, with the intention of seeing if similar stereotypes apply to women as well as men.Who Am…
  • Escape to Ka'anapali via Golf Today NW

    Gayle Moss
    4 Feb 2014 | 10:59 am
    Everyone knows I love golfing on Maui.  What's not to love?So when I was asked why I enjoy playing the two courses at Ka'anapali so much, this is what I told Golf Today NW Magazine.Aloha!GolfgalPamper yourself on Maui! Book your little piece of heaven in golfers' paradise. Book now at and tell them Golfgal sent you!
  • My New 15th Club

    Gayle Moss
    28 Dec 2013 | 4:31 pm
    In the past 7 years I can't count the number of times I've been asked to promote a golf product, book, course or service.  On average I bet I get 3 or 4 requests a day.My stock answer every time is this:"I only promote golf products I have used and like. I'd be very pleased to review your product if you want to send it to me; and if I like it, I will write about it.  If I don't like it, I'll let you know why, but I'll never write about it."I am of the belief that if you have nothing good to say, then say nothing.Sadly I haven't found a lot of golf products to write about because…
  • Team Rice Wins Big Break NFL Puerto Rico!

    Gayle Moss
    18 Dec 2013 | 12:58 pm
    So...what did you think of the finale of Big Break NFL? I had a little trouble watching the show given how much I like both Brian and Emily.  I hated seeing Team Doleman fight so hard every week, only to watch them walk away empty handed, with no second chances.Brian, Shannon and Chris dominated the series until the bitter end and I'm very sad they didn't have one more win in them to close the deal.But at the same time, I'm delighted for Emily and  Isaac who now reign supreme with NFL great, Jerry Rice.  Winning a chance to live their dream of playing in the big leagues in 2014…
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    Golf Course of Rhymes

  • A Masters Chip for the Ages: Tiger on 16 in 2005

    9 Apr 2014 | 3:03 pm
      With Tiger absent from this years Masters, it is a good time to remember one of his most famous Masters shots which he made on the 16th hole in 2005. If you saw it live I would bet that you still remember it. But even for those of you that do and also for those that missed it, I offer my recollection as follows: ♦A Masters Chip for the Ages From a difficult lie beyond the steeply sloped sixteenth green a steely-eyed Tiger sent his ball to a spot far above the hole, the ball coming crisply off his wedge, flew low, bounced once and rolled on a yard or two until gravity took over,…
  • Waiting for the Spring Opening of My Golf Course

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:47 pm
      It is about this time of year that frustration sets in if you live in a cold climate area. Spring has arrived once again as an unplayable. Where I live in Massachusetts as I write this, snow still covers half of my backyard and probably half of the local golf course. The Golf Expo has come through town, the few golf emporiums than remain are beckoning with sales and I can still do no better than to practice putting in the playroom. The poets understood the meaning of Spring to golfers who must wait out its first weeks until the temperatures rise. Clinton Scollard in an epic poem of…
  • A Weary Winter and Thoughts of Golf

    13 Feb 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I’m sitting in my home-office looking out the window as the snow comes down hard again. This has not been an easy winter in New England. When not look out the window I’ve been looking for a poem for this Post. In that search I came across a song titled “The Weary Winter Weather of 1886” by David Jackson (Captain of the Thistle Golf Club, Leven) in his slight volume Golf – Songs &Recitations. Jackson’s song is to be sung to the tune of “Johnnie Cope.” (see The poem/song was composed after Winter had passed and reminds those of us…
  • A Tribute for a Golfer

    14 Jan 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you search this Blog using the word “elegy” you will find three poems linked to the famous poem “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” written by Thomas Gray and first published in 1751. Two of these poems are parodies. And now I have found a third titled “An Elegy on the Links” written by Francis Bowler Keene.  (Last November I published another poem by Keene called “A Golfer’s Monody, After the First Snowfall.”) Keene’s poem is similar to Gray’s in structure, form and mood, but only the first verse can be tied closely to the original. The poem or lines from it…
  • The Joys of Life and Golf

    26 Dec 2013 | 12:30 pm
    I have now been writing this Blog for five years. I began with a discovery –  an unknown literature of golf poetry – and a thought that it would be nice to share some of the best of these poems with other avid golfers. Along the way I decided to include some of my poetry as well. I am pleased to say that over the five years this tiny space on the Internet has attained more than 100,000 page views from more than 120 countries. I am very grateful for all of you who have come and have encouraged others to try the site as well. In this year-end Post I would first like to share with you a…
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    Swedish Golf Online

  • WordPress Resources at SiteGround

    Gene Oberto
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:23 pm
    WordPress is an award-winning web software, used by millions of webmasters worldwide for building their website or blog. SiteGround is proud to host this particular WordPress installation and provide users with multiple resources to facilitate the management of their WP websites: Expert WordPress Hosting SiteGround provides superior WordPress hosting focused on speed, security and customer service. We take care of WordPress sites security with unique server-level customizations, WP auto-updates, and daily backups. We make them faster by regularly upgrading our hardware, offering free CDN with…
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    Golf Tips & Instruction For The Mental Game

  • Why Bubba Watson Won The Masters (again) and What We Can Learn From His Game

    David MacKenzie
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    To me it wasn’t a surprise that Bubba Watson held on to win his second green jacket yesterday. He looked in control from the 1st tee to the 18th green and stayed aggressive with his strategy throughout. If you read my email yesterday, I said that the winner of this year’s Masters would win the mental game and that was definitely the case. Bubba was without a doubt the strongest mentally and on the final day of a major you have to be. It might (or might not) surprise you to know that Bubba has never had a swing lesson. He plays with visualization and feel and has never thought…
  • 5 Mental Mistakes You Should Never Make On The Golf Course

    David MacKenzie
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    As you’ll know by now if you’ve followed by blog for any length of time, I strongly believe that golf is one of the most mental sports. And for that reason, the average player loses way too many shots to poor mental decisions and not knowing how to systematically approach each shot and control their emotions to maintain confidence. This article will show you the 5 most common mental game mistakes that most golfers make and how to eliminate them. 1. Don’t analyze your swing or think about it while swinging Any thoughts about your swing on the golf course is counter-productive to a good…
  • Powerful Mental Game Strategies For More Confidence Over Short Putts

    Mark Walker
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:44 am
    Strategy #1 Replace your stressful thoughts with positive phrases Why do you feel more tense over short putts? It mostly boils down to the fact that you are putting some mental and emotional pressure on yourself to make these short putts. This pressure usually comes in the form of a fearful thought. Note : These may be partly unconscious before you actively try to identify them. Some examples of typical fear generating thoughts. I should not miss these short putts. I don’t want to look like a fool and miss such a short putt. I need this to make par. I hate three putting , don’t miss…
  • What’s Wrong With Tiger Woods’ Mental Game?

    Steven Yellin
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:37 am
    Tiger had an outstanding season last year winning five times. This is a career for most PGA professionals. But in the tournaments that counted most for him, the Majors, he did not play very consistently. Why? To understand why, you have to understand how fluid motion is produced in the body and why it breaks down. In order to generate a motion, any motion, whether it is walking across the street or hitting a golf ball, a signal, an intention is generated in the mind. If that signal bypasses the pre-frontal cortex (PFC) and goes straight to the motor system, then a fluid motion is produced.
  • David MacKenzie Interview by Fred Greene of

    David MacKenzie
    11 Mar 2014 | 8:15 am
    Last week I was very honored to be interviewed by Fred Greene of Golf Smarter Podcast – probably the best golf podcast out there. Fred has interviewed the likes of Bob Rotella, Fred Shoemaker, Dr. Joe Parent and a whole host of the top golf industry professionals, so I feel privaleged to be invited to share my thoughts on the mental game and what Golf State of Mind is all about. Check out my interview by clicking the image below:   The post David MacKenzie Interview by Fred Greene of appeared first on Golf Tips & Instruction For The Mental Game.
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  • CS2 Putting Aid Review

    The Golf Drill Guru
    15 Apr 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by.  Today we’re sharing with you an in-depth review of the CS2 Putting Aid by GreenActive Golf and endorse by Ian Poulter.  Let’s get to it! Pros The CS2 will teach you about your own putting stroke and allow you to repeat it consistently. For short to medium putts, this guarantees more success. If you take the time, you can use the CS2 to learn the relationship between the speed of the putt and the amount it breaks. This will help your green reading and make you more confident on short breaking putts. Good price, lots of instructional videos,…
  • Now Here’s Something to Get Behind

    12 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Kickstarter has become a bankroll for some pretty cool projects lately – video games, 3D printers and even movies. It’s amazing to see the amount of money certain projects have raised and the types of ideas people have. But I’ll be honest.. I’m not a real “technological wizard”. The idea of putting money into a new video game about hobbits and gnomes doesn’t excite me nor does the opportunity to have a 3D printer on my desk. A dog powered beer cart on the other hand… that’s something I can throw my support behind. Danny Blodgett from…
  • TaylorMade Rescue 11 Review

    The Golf Drill Guru
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    TaylorMade Rescue 11 Review Hi everyone – thanks for stopping by. This morning we are reviewing the TaylorMade Rescue 11. This club is very adjustable and stands out with TaylorMade’s white club head. Don’t forget, we love to hear reader’s feedback and encourage you to let us know your thoughts below. Here’s our take on the TaylorMade Rescue 11. Look Everyone has something to say about the all white club head of TaylorMade’s product line. It has been a great marketing strategy to set their product apart from the competition. I have heard many people say,…
  • 5 Random Thoughts – 2014 Masters

    10 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Many of you are probably just like me right now. Stuck at your desk, trying to stream Masters coverage without the IT department noticing the heavy bandwidth increase while attempting to shield your screen from your supervisor. The Golf Drill Guru, Eddie the Intern (more from him in the coming days) and I have been attempting to watch as much as we can this morning and came up with 5 completely random musings.. Without fail, there’s always an old guy or two that makes an early run in a major. In recent years we’ve had guys like Norman and Watson actually stick around until Sunday.
  • Ping G20 Fairway Wood Review

    The Golf Drill Guru
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Ping G20 Fairway Wood Review Hi Folks – thanks for stopping by. Today we continue our reviewing process with a look at the Ping G20 fairway wood. Ping released the G20 line as a successor  of the G15 line of products. Looks The fairway wood is a dark gray 165cc club head with a shallow face. The stock shaft is the TFC 169F which is gray toward the bottom and half-red toward the grip. Overall, the club sets up very nicely at address. It features a crescent alignment aid similar to previous models. Compared to many other clubs the appearance of the G20 is boring. However, Ping is known…
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  • Who will win the 2014 Masters golf?

    25 Mar 2014 | 4:54 am
    Tiger Woods may be the favourite to win the Masters next month in the eyes of bookmakers, but there is no getting around the fact that he does not represent the sure-fire bet that he once did for the majors. Certainly a lot of those interested in golf betting will be putting their cash on Tiger for the trophy, with 8/1 odds, but plenty more will be looking at other possible winners, instead of automatically opting for Woods. One possibility is Rory McIlroy, who has come on in leaps and bounds since his Masters hopes fell apart in 2011, and the bookies have him as 13/2 second favourite. Given…
  • Golf: 2014 US Masters Tournament Preview

    23 Feb 2014 | 3:47 am
    The 2014 US masters tickets have been sold out months in anticipation of one of the most exciting and prestigious tournaments in men’s golf. The 78th Masters will kick off on April 10th and play out over four rounds at the famous Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia which has been the historic site of the masters since the tournament was first held in 1934 and won by hall of famer Horton Smith, one of the best golfers of his time who won two masters tournaments and had a record of 32 PGA tour wins during his career. The US master is traditionally the first major of the year and…
  • LPGA Introduces Points for Top Prize

    12 Jan 2014 | 4:22 am
    The Race to the CME Globe will start off on the 23rd of January at the first LPGA event of the season: the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic. Each player will accumulate points for there chance to win a prize of $1 million dollars at the end of the 2014 season. The points will be accumulated during the season for each official LPGA event that they play, from the Bahamas through to the 2nd last tournament of the season: Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex. The top 72 players in points will play off in the last event of the season the CME Group Tour Championship. All LPGA tournaments…
  • 2014 LPGA Schedule

    11 Jan 2014 | 1:37 am
    The 2014 LPGA schedule of tournaments includes 32 official events and one tentative tournament, the Portland Classic which is scheduled for late August. The new events increases the number of tournaments by four from 2013 and adds an extra $7,500,000 in prize money. Of these tournaments the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic which was held in may last year is being moved up to the first tournament of the season which starts on the 23rd of January. New tournaments in the 2014 LPGA schedule include The International Crown which will be represented by teams of four players from eight different…
  • LPGA’s Cristie Kerr announces birth of son

    31 Dec 2013 | 2:32 am
    Cristie Kerr and husband Erik Stevens have become proud parents to a newborn son which they named Mason Kerr Stevens. Kerr shared a picture on instagram and provided a little more information regarding her son birth, indicating he was born via surrogate: which is where a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. Cristie Kerr said on twitter that she was not able to to physically able to carry children due to a medical condition. They baby boy was born on the 8th of December which was shortly after Cristie Kerr played in the CME Group Titleholders in which she won joint…
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    Golf and Course - Welcome to Golf & Course

  • RBC Heritage Prize Money

    14 Apr 2014 | 5:07 am
    The RBC Heritage purse is $5,800,000 for the 2014 tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head in South Carolina. The winner of the tournament will collect the first prize payout of $1,044,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • RBC Heritage Field

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    The RBC Heritage field, find out who's playing at the 2014 RBC Heritage. The RBC Heritage will be hosted at the Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, South Carolina between Thursday April 17th and Sunday 20th April. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • The Masters Prize Money

    John Callaghan
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The Masters purse was $8,000,000 for the 2014 tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The winner of the 2014 Masters Tournament Bubba Watson collected the 1st prize payout of $1,620,000 and 600 FedEx Cup points. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • The Masters Results

    13 Apr 2014 | 4:03 pm
    The Masters results, scores and leaderboard including player positions, total strokes, tournament scores and round scores. Bubba Watson has won the 2014 Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club with a 3 shot lead after an enthralling final day. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • The Masters Round 4 Tee Times

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:07 pm
    The Masters round 4 tee times and player pairings. The final round of The Masters tournament will played on Sunday April 13 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
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    Golf Dispute Resolution

  • Golf Club May Be Liable For Injuries Caused By Cart With Bald Tires

    Rob Harris
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:38 pm
    By: Rob Harris Larry Rose allegedly was injured in October 2008, while riding in a cart at New York State’s Tee-Bird Golf Club.  According to the court that recently allowed his lawsuit to proceed, “on a steep and winding section of the paved golf cart path that allegedly was covered with wet leaves, the cart skidded and flipped over, resulting in plaintiff being injured.” Tee-Bird argued that the court should dismiss Rose’s lawsuit, relying on legal precedent holding that ”golfers are deemed to assume the risks of open topographical features of a golf…
  • Golf Course Owner Accused Of Chicken Sh*# Maneuver

    Rob Harris
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:38 pm
    By: Rob Harris In late 2012, an entity known as Stuck in the Rough LLC acquired, and shortly thereafter closed, the former Escondido Country Club. The plan? Turn the land into a housing development. Not surprisingly, resistance emerged. The Escondido Country Club & Community Homeowners Organization was formed with one stated purpose:  ”To prevent conversion of county club property into a housing development with as many as 440 new homes.” The city responded to a neighborhood petition drive by declaring the land permanent open space. The owner, complaining that the city should…
  • Man Sets Garage On Fire After Golf Club Assault

    Rob Harris
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:25 pm
    “A Lakewood man is accused of setting fire to the garage of a family member’s Westlake home after police said he damaged furnishings with a golf club, swung the club at relatives and fought with officers at the scene.” You can find the story here.
  • Retirees Commence Suit To Preserve Free Golf

    Rob Harris
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:03 pm
    By: Rob Harris A New York City McDonald’s faced a dicey public relations dilemma this past winter when it sought to “evict” a group of elderly Koreans who had turned the restaurant into a daily hangout. Purchasing a cup of $1.09 coffee, the crowd made a full day of it, occupying a sufficiently large number of tables so that paying customers could not find a seat to scarf down their Quarter Pounders. Eventually, a compromise was reached, but not before the displaced elderly and their supporters launched a boycott marked by tasty sound bites such as “Senior citizens should…
  • Bank Precluded From Turning Golf Course Collateral Into Residential Housing

    Rob Harris
    2 Apr 2014 | 3:15 pm
    By: Rob Harris A federal appeals court issued a decision last week that provides a cautionary reminder to banks and other golf course financers who believe acres of beautiful land provide sufficient collateral even if the golf course venture proves unprofitable. United States Steel developed an Alabama subdivision, called Heatherwood, in the 1970s. The court described the project as follows: “The centerpiece of the subdivision was an eighteen-hole golf course. The plat maps for the subdivision=s first three sectors showed a golf course at the heart of the subdivision and indicated…
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    Peerless Golf

  • If You Don’t Do This Before Your Round, You’re Doomed

    Jordan J. Caron
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:38 pm
    I’ve just recently started to play more and more golf now as the weather has been great in my hometown of Victoria BC. But as I’ve been playing more, my back has gotten very stiff and sore during and after rounds. It reminded me of why I had to take some time of golf. I had been playing golf for almost 20 years and my back was wearing down. I tried every treatment under the sun. Chiropractic care, acupuncture and physiotherapy from the fine professionals at Cook Street Village Health Centre. I found the chiro treatments to help for a small period of time but then my back would…
  • Having a Range Finder Is A Must For Your Confidence

    Jordan J. Caron
    31 Mar 2014 | 11:50 am
    On Friday I was out playing with my friend who owns Reel Obsession Sport Fishing. He’s not much of a golfer but when we do play he likes to be very precise. That’s why he bought a range finder. I haven’t talked at all about how a range finder can benefit your golf game and help you shoot lower scores. But it can. And here is why. We were on the 17th hole and his approach shot was short of the green. Since I play entirely off feel, I never pay attention to what my yardage is inside of 100 yards. I play off feel. So I blurted out what I thought the yardage was. “65…
  • Golf Etiquette For Smokers

    Jordan J. Caron
    29 Mar 2014 | 4:59 pm
    I was playing golf yesterday for the first time in months. It was great to get out on the course. I played really good too which always adds to a round with good people on a warm and sunny spring day. There was something the disturbed me on the 6th green however. It’s something that I’ve seen far too many times on a golf course. So today is the day I can hopefully put and end to this. Smoking on a golf course is fair game. In a few ways it can help calm your nerves and maybe even help you focus more. But you should read the rest of my blog if you’re smoking to achieve those…
  • Stay Agressive in Golf

    Jordan J. Caron
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Back in 2010 PGA Tour member Robert Garrigus held a 3 shot lead standing on the 72nd hole of the ST Jude Classic. He only needed a double bogey to win. So he had plenty of wiggle room to win his first event on Tour. But pressure is a crazy thing and it sometimes makes you think not so clearly. Remember Jean Van De Velde at the Open Championship in 1999? He thought he could hit a ball out of the burn. Crazy! The same can be said of Garrigus. His golf strategy on the hole was awful and I will talk about his club selection as well as the way his mind took over. Playing It Safe When a player has…
  • More On The FedEx Cup Trophy

    Jordan J. Caron
    24 Feb 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Here’s some cool information on the FedEx cup trophy itself. It’s hard to believe we’re almost in March and the winner will be awarded in September. Produced by Aford Awards a UK manufacturer of golf trophies as well as other glass sporting trophies.
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    Wei Under Par

  • And here now, your Masters groupings and tee times for Thursday and Friday

    Stephanie Wei
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Oldies but goodies The pairings have been set for the first and second round of the Masters. Let’s see what the Green Jackets have put together for this year… Well, per usual, they’re not *that* intriguing, but there is one that’s fantastic. Yep, you’ve guessed it: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Patrick “Top 5″ Reed.  “Yeah, there’s not going to be a top five player in that group,” quipped Rory in his press conference on Wednesday. Here now are the full list of groupings — I’ve bolded the ones I think have the most star…
  • Even Augusta National bows to Mother Nature

    Stephanie Wei
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Patrons exiting the premises Stormy and wet weather on Monday halted practice rounds and closed the doors to Augusta National as patrons were asked to exit the premises. The Masters regulates that practice rounds begin no earlier than 8am, and play was suspended at 10am when sirens sounded across the course, so not much was accomplished.  Here’s the statement from the tournament: Due to inclement weather conditions and safety concerns, it was necessary that we close the gates for Monday’s (April 7) Practice Round at 10:00 A.M.  The current forecast is that this weather front will…
  • Lexi Thompson wins first major title at Kraft

    Stephanie Wei
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Lexi celebrates with her caddie in Poppie’s Pond Lexi Thompson shot a final-round, four-under 68 for a 72-hole total of 14-under to capture the Kraft Nabisco Championship by three shots for the first major of her career. The 19-year-old outplayed Michelle Wie, who was the runner-up.  “It’s just a dream come true,” Thompson said. Lexi rolled in four birdies on the front to open a five-shot lead heading into the final nine. “This is what I’ve worked so hard for,” Thompson said. “This was one of my goals coming into the year, to win a major.
  • Video: Matt Jones holes chip to win in playoff thriller

    Stephanie Wei
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Matt Jones told his caddie he was going to chip-in as they walked up the fairway of the 18th hole for the second time that day. Then, he did just that, holing a 42-yard chip (see above) for birdie to steal the Shell Houston Open from 54-hole leader Matt Kuchar. It was magic for the second time on Sunday on the same hole for Jones.  The 33-year-old Australian rolled in a 46-footer for birdie on the 18th in regulation to fire a six-under 66, 15-under total — which was good enough to get him into a playoff with Kuchar, who bogeyed the last hole. “I was going to three-putt before I…
  • Paulina Gretzky graces the cover of Golf Digest

    Stephanie Wei
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Paulina Gretzky just gave a bunch of people, who normally wouldn’t pick up an issue of Golf Digest, a reason to buy the latest edition. Paulina, daughter of the Great One, Wayne Gretzky, and fiancee to Dustin Johnson, posed for the magazine and appears on the May cover. Besides the fact that she’s going to marry a pro golfer, what does she have to do with golf? Well, she likes golf and she’s really, really hot. I mean, look, her body is *smoking*! Also, if you’re looking for exercise tips to help your game, Paulina can help. Here’s one example of many from the…
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    Fresh Golf Reviews

  • Galvin Green Aron Jacket Review

    Benjamin Carey
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:02 pm
    There’s always been a wonderful mystique about Galvin Green gear for those of us here in the states. A lot of the mystery of the brand comes from the lack of the ability to see it in your local golf shop because the brand has been mostly unavailable in the US. . The Aron jacket is fully waterproof, extremely light and packable, and also extremely breathable. I’ve ended up liking this jacket so much that I find myself wearing it as an early morning layer without any rain in the forecast. There’s no additional warmth in the jacket, so it’s perfect to use in a layering configuration…
  • TaylorMade Microlite Golf Bag

    Benjamin Carey
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:01 pm
    While the TaylorMade marketing crew is busy letting you know about their latest-and-greatest clubs, they’ve also been quietly releasing some new golf bags that are worthy of taking a look at. So many golf bags continue to be the same bag with a different logo plastered on them. Especially when it comes to stand bags – they all generally look and feel the same. They’re typically heavy and uncomfortable with lots of features that don’t add up to much other than extra weight. The Microlite bag is different enough to pay attention to and well-designed enough for you to…
  • Sun Mountain Club Glider Travel Bag

    Benjamin Carey
    13 Mar 2014 | 7:56 pm
    I’ve spent a considerable portion of my life traveling. I grew up traveling from place to place with my skateboard or snowboard in tow. When I finally stepped away from the fascination of all things sideways and took up golf, the wanderlust followed. It’s a rare day day that I’m not working on an upcoming golf destination to explore. And I’m fortunate enough that the majority of weeks throughout the year I’m exploring a new location with my clubs. Along with a heavy travel schedule comes an intense demand on travel gear and a desire to have simple luggage that can stand the test…
  • TaylorMade JetSpeed Review

    Benjamin Carey
    24 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    Introducing TaylorMade JetSpeed Another driver from TaylorMade? It doesn’t seem like TaylorMade has any plans of slowing down their plans to continue releasing new product into the market. After the golf world ended up polluted with way too many white-crowned drivers, I’m happy to nod my head and hope that the releases continue. While the iterations of the R11s and RBZs seemed to make their way into the majority of golfer’s bags, the real performance advancements and deep improvements in drivers seem to be much more solid with this year’s TaylorMade releases. I was a big fan of the…
  • Rose & Fire Covers

    Benjamin Carey
    19 Feb 2014 | 4:30 am
    I love headcovers and putter covers. And I love the companies that are making them. In many ways, the recent upstarts on the edges of the golf industry making these aftermarket accessories exemplify everything that is right about this industry. While the heavyweights are focusing on doing everything possible to get you to replace your perfectly fine clubs, the companies specializing in headcovers are focusing on craft and building products that look great and last. Rose & Fire is a new company in the relatively small world of aftermarket headcovers and the company has already shown that…
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    Eat Sleep Golf

  • Welcome to Eat Sleep Golf

    Scott Stevens
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
  • Spare Golf Announces Continued Growth Reaching Milestone Website Numbers

    Scott Stevens
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    Golf's Premier Auction Website Surpasses 10,000 Monthly Visits During March Orlando, Florida (EatSleepGolf) April 15 - - Golf’s Premier Auction Website – has experienced significant and incremental growth through the first quarter of 2014. After launching the golf auction website at the beginning of the year, the Spare Golf website has steadily been gaining industry
  • The Magnificent Masters - The 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta

    Scott Stevens
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:11 pm
    For the first time ever, the story of the 1975 Masters is told. The three best golfers of the time. Playing on the best course. Culminating in one of the best finishes in the game's history. The debut book by NBC Sports & Golf Channel's Gil Capps The greatest golfer of all time squatted down to study his line. There wasn't a tougher putt to judge on the course – forty feet, uphill
  • The Masters - Quick Stats

    Scott Stevens
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Infographic brought to you by Spreadex, leading provider of sports spread betting in the UK. Click here for the full size image (1600 x 6900 px).
  • The Masters - Fantasy Picks

    Scott Stevens
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:19 am
    Three of the last four winners on the PGA TOUR are from Australia. Each played his way into the Masters with victory and is now rewarded with the bonus of experiencing life inside the ropes for the first edition in which a fellow countryman defends.John Senden (Valspar Championship) was trailed by first-time winners Steven Bowditch (Valero Texas Open) and Matt Jones (Shell Houston Open). Along
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    South Florida Golf Magazine

  • Watson wins 2nd Masters

    14 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    Talented Bubba Watson wins 2nd Masters in three years…   Augusta, Ga – Watson put his ability and perseverance on full display Sunday, shooting a final-round 69 at Augusta National to pull away from Jordan Spieth on the back nine to win his second Masters in three years. Watson overcame a slow start and rallied from a two-shot deficit through seven holes to lead by two at the turn. Watson joins an elusive group as the 17th player to win the Masters more than once. ” … It’s a dream to have my family here and to win. Just to have my family here is a blessing. And…
  • South Florida Golf Magazine Partners With Canam Golf

    8 Apr 2014 | 6:40 am
    Join venture will bring The South Florida Golf Magazine to over 100K South Florida Golfers Pompano Beach, FL April 08, 2014 – Canam Golf Group and The South Florida Golf Magazine have joined forces to bring the South Florida Golf Magazine to over 100K South Florida subscribers. Canam Golf Group, LLC was established in 1989 and is currently the largest marketer of golf courses in South Florida. Canam Golf provides discounted pricing to its 92,000 subscribers at over 85 courses in Florida. In its humble beginnings Canam Golf was able to bring competitive pricing to all snowbirds vacationing…
  • Lexi Thompson wins Kraft Nabisco Championship

    7 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    Coral Springs resident Lexi Thompson wins her first major… Thompson, 19, shot an spectacular 4-under-par 68 at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., to win by three shots over Michelle Wie. Thompson, who started the final round tied for the lead with Wie, grabbed an early lead and never let go finishing 14-under 274. This was Lexi’s third victory in her past 12 LPGA tournaments and the fourth of her career. “It’s a great feeling.  This is what I’ve worked so hard for.  This was one of my goals coming into the year, to win a major.  I’ve…
  • PGA Country Club Names Holly Taylor New Head Golf Professional

    2 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    PGA Country Club Names Holly Taylor New Head Golf Professional (PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – Holly Taylor, who has served as director of the award-winning PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance since 2011, has been named the new PGA head golf professional at its sister facility, the nearby PGA Country Club, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  Owned and operated by the PGA of America, PGA Country Club is located approximately three miles away from the PGA Golf Club, PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance and PGA Museum of Golf.  In her new role, Taylor takes over the instruction and…
  • Titleist Golf Balls – 2014

    19 Mar 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Find the right Titleist Golf Ball for you… In previous articles we have pointed out the importance of choosing the right golf ball for your game. We are always amazed to see how many golfers overlook that simple fact and they base their golf ball purchase purely on either price point, what the pro on TV plays or a friends recommendation. The fact of the matter is that golf balls are the single most important piece of equipment a golfer uses. However, it’s very rare for a golfer to demo and chose the best golf ball for based on their game. Ball Facts Spin: Too much spin is bad and not…
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    Hitting the Links-a guide to the best golf courses you can play in the U.S.

  • Primm Valley Golf Club, “Course of the Day”

    Jay Morse
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:32 am
        Primm Valley is about 45 minutes from Vegas at the California border. Two very good and different 18 hole championship courses here, the Desert and the Lakes, both Tom Fazio designs. The Desert plays to 7,131 yards, 138 slope, and is routed through the desert landscape scrub with a scattering of trees, and water in play on only five holes. It’s the tougher of the two courses, and a typical desert layout, but with some elevation change. Its routing has plenty of large and long waste bunkers, mid-sized to large, well guarded greens. The Lakes is shorter at 6,945 yards, 130…
  • Journey at Pechanga, “Course of the Day”

    Jay Morse
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:24 am
    The Journey at Pechange is on the south side of Temecula before the Corona and Escondido Freeways split, about 60 miles north of San Diego. It’s owned by and part of the Pechanga Resort & Casino, of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. The course was designed by Arthur Hills and Steve Forrest who attempted to preserve the ground and environment as much as possible. There’s a bit of a cultural tour on the course with each hole featuring a Luiseno name with with some historical highlights throughout the course. There’s 6 tee boxes here, the White tees are at 6,273 yards,…
  • The Golf Course at Glen Mills, “Course of the Day”

    Jay Morse
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:55 am
    Glen Mills is in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, southeast of West Chester, just east of Rt. 322. Just a pure golf course here with a combination of open and forested holes, always in great shape, built on the grounds of a boy’s reform school. The Golf Course at Glen Mills was designed by Bobby Weed, plays to 6,646, par 71, 71.7/141, course/slope off the tips, it’s challenging and a scenic layout, especially in the fall, with each hole isolated and unique. A lot of variety to the holes, and it’s on the difficult side with forced carries, tight landing areas, and…
  • Sonoma Ranch Golf Club, “Course of the Day”

    Jay Morse
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:45 am
                      Sonoma Ranch is routed through a residential community on the east side of Las Cruces at the Lohman Exit off I-25, then east. It’s a semi-private Cal Olson design of 7,028 yards, 120 slope and a 72 course rating from the tips, with four other sets of tees. It’s definitely one of the better courses in southern New Mexico, very well conditioned, and views over the Mesilla Valley and the Organ Mountains. The Sonoma Ranch Golf Club routing is over rolling hills, an open links style through the desert waste areas, well…
  • Scenic Hills Country Club, our “Course of the Day”

    Jay Morse
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:44 am
      Scenic Hills is on the north side of Pensacola, just off US 90, east 9 Mile Road, and is owned by the University of West Florida, but open to the public. It’s routing is through an established residential neighborhood with either houses or trees lining the fairways. It’s an older, more traditional style of course, originally designed by Chic Adams in the 1950′s, with redesign work by Jerry Pate to update and renovated it to a more modern feel. From the back tees, it’s 6,699 yards, par 71, and a 135 slope. There’s some elevation change at the Scenic Hills…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • Drape Yourself In Balls with this Golf-Themed Onesie

    The Flogger
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:06 am
    Do you like to immerse yourself in golf? Now you can do it even when relaxing at home. And you don't even have to wear clothes! But you do have to wear the golf ball-themed onesie pictured at left. It's the Classic Zooop Fleece Golf onesie from a company called Zooop It Up! They are makers of "luxury adult onesies." The product page on the Zooop It Up! website suggests "Wear anywhere: beach,
  • Fun History Note about Patrick Reed

    The Flogger
    19 Mar 2014 | 6:05 am
    Patrick Reed has three wins in 51 starts on the PGA Tour. But none of those starts have come in a major championship. Reed won't make his debut in a major until the 2014 Masters. Is there anything unusual about that - about having so many wins before you've played in a major? Yes. Quoting a PGA Tour email: Patrick Reed is believed to be the first player with three PGA TOUR wins before his first
  • This Is One of the Coolest Golf Trick Shots Ever

    The Flogger
    10 Mar 2014 | 1:09 pm
    These are just a couple kids at the driving range one night, and they manage to pull off a fantastic trick shot. And it only takes 8 seconds: "Oh my gosh, that was cool," one of them says. And he's right! <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN --> var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; <!-- AddThis Button END -->
  • Would You Eat a Divot for $500? Two Idiots on 'Wahlburgers' Did

    The Flogger
    7 Mar 2014 | 6:08 am
    Have you seen the A&E show Wahlburgers? It's a "reality" TV show following the Wahlberg family - which, of course, includes Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg - as they expand their burger restaurant beyond Boston. It airs on A&E. In a recent episode Mark took a bunch of his pals to the golf course. That scene began ominously with Donnie telling viewers that Mark likes to pay people to eat
  • 10 Great Golf Etiquette Tips from the TPC Network

    The Flogger
    4 Mar 2014 | 8:11 am
    I think all golf etiquette boils down to this: Don't be a jerk. Whatever seems rude, obnoxious, inconsiderate on the golf course - whether in relation to other golfers or in relation to your effect on the golf course itself - should be avoided. Keep that in mind, and your golf etiquette is unlikely to be questioned. There are plenty of circumstances that are specific to the game of golf, though,
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    Northeast Ohio Golf

  • Hey Kids, Earn Your Way to Augusta Right Here…

    Allen Freeman
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:07 pm
    The Northern Ohio PGA will host 8 qualifiers throughout the Northeast Ohio area, and registration for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is now open! The Masters Tournament, the USGA and the PGA of America have announced that local qualifying registration is now open for Drive, Chip & Putt events for young golfers hoping to earn an invitation to next year’s National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. The Northern Ohio PGA will host local qualifiers at Chippewa Golf Club, Findlay Country Club, The Golf Performance Institute, Lake Forest Country Club, Mallard Creek Golf Course,…
  • Twin Lakes Series Championship Details Announced

    Allen Freeman
    13 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Chris PluteIn the beginning of March, Chris Plute announced that his 2-Man Scramble Series at The Fairways at Twin Lakes would offer a year-long bonus pool with points earned from each monthly event. Today, the details of that bonus pool — called the Twin Lakes Series Championship — have been finalized. There will be five prizes up for grabs at the end of the 2014 season. $5 per player per event will be set aside to fund the bonus pool — without any reduction in each event’s prize pot! The first place winner is guaranteed at least $500 no matter how many teams enter…
  • 2014 PREVIEW: Southwest Jr Golf Tour

    Dave Moskal
    12 Apr 2014 | 7:04 am
    Dave MoskalThe Southwest Junior Golf Tour is now accepting registrations for its 21st season. This junior golf tour appeals to competitive junior golfers that aspire to compete at the collegiate level or improve their status on their high school teams or for younger players to prepare for high school golf. Competition takes place in the southwest region of greater Cleveland and tour membership consists of junior golfers from over 28 communities. Historically, the tour registers over 200 players that compete in 12 events during the months of June and July. These events are contested at some of…
  • “Tune Up Golf”: Open Skins Games in Northeast Ohio

    Allen Freeman
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:41 pm
    It’s pretty much impossible to play only once a week in a tournament and expect to perform well. So that means you need to play some tune-up golf: a couple of easy-access skins games to get some feel and scoring mojo going. But where can you do that in Northeast Ohio? What open games exist that don’t require a season-long commitment? Where you can show up when you can, but don’t have to feel like you’ve skipped out if your schedule doesn’t permit it? The list below are ‘show up and play’ games on a set schedule, meaning they are run weekly with no…
  • Barberton Kid to Compete at Augusta National

    Allen Freeman
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:36 pm
    9-year old Nolan Haynes of Barberton will compete at Augusta National Golf Club in the inaugural Drive, Chip & Putt Championship on Sunday, April 6th. Haynes won the Boys Age 7-9 category at the Illinois regional to earn his way to Augusta with a score of 124. He was first in driving and chipping and third in putting, resulting in four medals at the qualifier. Haynes lives near Kent State, which has given him the opportunity to get putting lessons and tips from KSU alum Ben Curtis, the winner of the 2003 British Open. In 2009, Haynes appeared on NBC’s Today Show after scoring a…
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    National Hole in One Association


    Mancil Davis
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    The Aussies are coming, the Aussies are coming!  OK, it’s not as relevant as Paul Revere’s warning about the British, but from the last few months of action on the PGA Tour, it is something to take note of. The “Texas Sweep”... The post AUSTRALIAN INVASION appeared first on National Hole in One Association.

    Mancil Davis
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:02 am
    I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 Association of Fundraising Professionals on behalf of National Hole in One Association last week.  As the name implies, the fundraising professionals are charged with promoting and selling their various charities and foundations to potential... The post HOLE IN ONE PRIZES AND CHARITY. JUST LIKE PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY appeared first on National Hole in One Association.
  • Mastering your Golf Tournament

    National Hole in One Association
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:10 pm
    As the golf season begins, so does the planning for golf tournaments. All tournaments want to increase attendance, grow fundraising, and build excitement. Here are some tips to help you achieve those objectives. With over 33 years in the industry, we, at... The post Mastering your Golf Tournament appeared first on National Hole in One Association.
  • Tiger Woods Out Of Masters Due To Back Surgery

    National Hole in One Association
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:08 pm
    For the first time in his career, Tiger Woods will miss The Masters because of back surgery he had on Monday. Plagued by chronic pain, the worlds’ number one ranked player went under surgery for a pinched nerve and will require intensive... The post Tiger Woods Out Of Masters Due To Back Surgery appeared first on National Hole in One Association.
  • 13 Year Old Wins $5,000 with Half-Court Shot

    National Hole in One Association
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:07 pm
    NHIOA does more than golf events, our sister company GPP covers all other sorts of promotions, too. Watch this exciting video of Jacob Riley, 13, making a winning $5,000 half-court basketball shot. Fundraising promotions come in all forms, and we are here... The post 13 Year Old Wins $5,000 with Half-Court Shot appeared first on National Hole in One Association.
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    Mr Business Golf

  • Private Golf Clubs: Happy Golf Members Stay Members

    13 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    It’s April so it must be Golf Season.  Actually, the professional golf season has been going on for sometime now.  However, for most of the real world of golf it is not until Spring when the snow thaws and the temperature rises when the millions of US golfers take to the golf course.  That is also when the private country clubs start their seasonal golf operations. Spring golf is when the revenue meter starts moving up at most private golf clubs, or at least it should be going up.  Along with Spring and the starting of the golf seasons comes the hope from private golf club’s…
  • How to Tell if Your Private Club is Now Open to the Public?

    1 Mar 2014 | 6:11 am
    In a recent report from, (National Golf Foundation) on private country clubs in the U.S.  they found a drop in the number of  private courses over the past 5 years.  Unfortunately, rather than closing their doors, the majority of these private clubs simply convert over to becoming public facilities and never tell their members they have converted. In case you are one of millions of private country club members here are a few ways to recognize you no longer belong to a top-tier private club: The Dress Code is Waved. First, you will see people are wearing collared shirts that look…
  • Water Supply Challenges Most Country Club’s Sustainability

    23 Feb 2014 | 5:41 am
    As the drought in the northern hemisphere of earth broadens, water for golf courses will be the biggest issue Country Clubs will face in sustaining their existence.  It takes a lot of water to keep golf courses playable. Water Issues Could Keep Buyers Away Here is a post made on Google+ that discusses the challenge potential buyers of country clubs face. Maybe you have a suggestion or a viable solution.
  • Gleneagles Country Club Reinvents Itself

    19 Sep 2013 | 2:35 pm
    It took a bid to look-up in my thesaurus another word to use meaning Awesome. What I found was the word ‘Awesome’ still was the best word to use to describe the renovation of the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, Texas.  They simple did an awesome job reinventing an awesome country club who has a whole lotta very awesome members. Gleneagles Country is one of ClubCorp family of tier one level private  country clubs.  Gleneagles has constantly been rated as one of the top private clubs in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.  Their latest $3.5 millon renovation should insure their status…
  • Getting Ready to Get After It.

    15 Jul 2013 | 4:11 pm
    Now that this year’s Golf Season is in full swing..pardon the pun…it is now time to get the Mr Business Golf Show ready to launch.  But first it is time to get the go juice going on the Google Search engine. Mr Business Golf Google+ As most of you know Mr Business Golf is exclusively on Google+.  Why?  Well it is where all the golfers are and where the message on what is going on in the golf world is read by more REAL all of the content I offer on G+ is immediately placed in the Google Search.  What does this mean?  Well that means that if someone is searching…
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    Blog Posts

  • Worst Round of Golf Ever

    John Callaghan
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    Had a terrible day at the golf course? Fear not it could have been worse, here's the story of the worse round of golf ever. And if you've had one worse than this, maybe it's time to find a new hobby. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Augusta National Golf Club Photos

    John Callaghan
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    Photo gallery of each of the 18 holes at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia in advance of The Masters 2014. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • Free Golf Tips On Twitter

    John Callaghan
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:21 pm
    A little advice can go a long way to improve your golf game. PGA Professional Mike Fay has invited golfers to ask for free golf advice on Twitter. Find out more... Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • 100 Golf Facts - Golf Trivia, Facts & Quiz Question Ideas

    John Callaghan
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:03 am
    One hundred golf facts and trivia covering the history of golf, golf terminology, golf equipment facts, golf club facts, golf professional and golfing celebrity facts and more. Rate me:  0 No votes yet
  • The Masters Golf Apps

    John Callaghan
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:29 am
    Enhance your experience of The Masters 2014 with golf apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android by The Masters, Augusta, ESPN, CBS Sports, The Golf Channel and the PGA Tour. The official Masters golf app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android and provides comprehensive digit... Rate me:  0 No votes yet
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  • The One-Two Punch Shot – Long Game Golf Lesson

    15 Apr 2014 | 2:48 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle The punch is one of the most useful shots for experienced players and beginners alike. In fact it is one of the best shots for beginners to learn and use off the tee. And it is actually pretty easy to perform once you tried it a few times. It is usually played into wide and open fairways that lead into an open green. It is also really useful when the wind is strong as the trajectory is relatively low compared to a normal shot. To perform the punch shot go to the range and try the following.
  • Chipping Into Buckets – Short Game Golf Lesson

    14 Apr 2014 | 2:25 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle With chipping touch and feel plays an important role because you generally do not want the ball to stay where it lands. There are usually two components to a chip. On the one hand the landing spot and on the other hand the roll of the ball after it lands. It is the combination of the two that makes a good chip. A common mistake is to focus so much on technique and coming close to the flag that the landing spot is too near to the hole. I made this mistake countless times. First you are happy…
  • There is No Ball – Mental Game Golf Lesson

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle Theoretically, if you have a sound technique and a repeatable consistent swing, the golf ball is almost irrelevant. It is simply in the way of your swing. Many golfers have the feeling that their practice swings are more fluent and better in general. The thing is in terms of tempo and rhythm, that is usually true. Today you will be hitting the fewest balls you ever hit during a practice session. First you focus on the shot you want to accomplish and imagine the outcome. Then you do a lot of…
  • Dare to be Different – Mental Game Golf Lesson

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:23 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle Golfers are some of the most stubborn people. Most of them stick to their sport and do not want to try anything different. But if you try other sports, you can only learn from the experience. Especially if it is another sport with a club or a ball. So today you will not be playing golf but try something new. I recommend  something slightly similar to golf and most importantly something you have never tried before. Things you could try can be tennis, squash, baseball, hockey, ice-hockey,…
  • Good Old Times – Long Game Golf Lesson

    11 Apr 2014 | 5:15 am
    A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Toggle Technology advances fast. That is also true for golf. But usually the promises the big companies make are not really kept. In the end you cannot buy a lower handicap. Take a look around in the pro-shop of your local club. You want to find the oldest equipment you can find in the shop. Ask for old or used equipment. Usually the  equipment that is for rent is pretty old too. So that is an option as well. If you get a weird look tell them it is for an experiment and you simply want to try those…
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • RBC Heritage – DraftKings Edition

    Josh Culp
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Last week was a monster week for DFS Golf. There were huge prize pools on every site, with DraftKings leading the way with their $300K Spring Classic. I did alright on a few sites but unfortunately I didn’t end up winning the big one on DraftKings, as Lefty and Matsuyama both missed the cut for me. Next time. Now it’s onto a fresh slate at the RBC Heritage. The course is a short one, right at the 7,100 yard mark. The greens are TifEagle bermudagrass, but we will talk more about the course tomorrow in the full tournament preview. For now, let’s get our DraftKings brain…
  • The Masters Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    We are less than 24 hours away from the first major of the year. The Eisenhower tree may be gone, Tiger Woods may not be there, but play must go on! Augusta National needs no introduction. It is the most breathtaking course in all of golf. It is a bomber’s paradise where long-hitters and ball-strikers will feast but still offers plenty of bite and will punish those that do not know their way around. Amateurs are a big part of the Masters, but they rarely find themselves in contention. Matthew Fitzpatrick, shown above, is the most likely amateur to make a splash, in my opinion.
  • The Masters – DraftKings Edition

    Josh Culp
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:15 pm
    This is the big one! Or at least the first big one of the year. DraftKings is leading the way with $300,000 up for grabs in their featured contest. Add in all the other contests they are offering this week and I’m guessing it’s over $500,000 in prizes. Pretty crazy for one week of action. Fantasy golf is growing so quickly! Let’s have some fun and take a look at a few possible lineup angles and then I’ll give three of my handpicked sleepers this week… Team Amateur Hour Matthew Fitzpatrick ($4,800) Oliver Goss ($4,800) Lee Westwood ($8,800) Keegan Bradley…
  • Trending the Masters: Searching for the 2014 Winner

    Josh Culp
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:30 pm
    It’s Masters Week! That means it is time to dig-in to the spreadsheets and over-analyze to our hearts desire. Each and every year, trends will come and go, each telling us who this years winner will be. Trends are a lot of fun but you must remember to use with caution. With each passing year, new trends will form. Much like rules, trends are meant to be broken. That being said, I was motivated by a few trend articles I read earlier this week. The first was written by Ryan O’Sullivan of The Golf Aficionado. The second article was written by Rich Hunt and published by GolfWRX. Give…
  • Shell Houston Open Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:06 pm
    Raise your hand if you had Steven Bowditch as your winner last week? You guys are all liars, liars I tell you. Bowditch had two career top 10s in 109 PGA TOUR starts prior to his victory last week. The oft-inaccurate bomber from Australia will now be on a lot of people’s radar, but it’s safe to avoid him unless he backs it up in his next couple starts. Forgot about Australia and let’s move onto the Shell Houston Open. As the name implies, it’s played in Houston, Texas. The course is Golf Club of Houston, previously known as Redstone. Same course, different name, so go…
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