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  • TRUE Linkswear 2014 Shoes

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

    PutterZone - Best Putter Reviews
    Sean Weir
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Sergio Garcia racked up an impressive final round at the British Open, sinking several crucial putts before coming up just short and finishing two shots off the pace of winner Rory McIlroy. Sergio Garcia’s putter is a new TaylorMade Spider Mallet 2.0, a next-generation Spider model that will be released to the public in August according to TaylorMade Golf. The 2.0 putter is similar to the original Spider Mallet pictured here, but features a differentiated color scheme, dialing back the white in favor of more black. A polished sole also adds a bit of extra flash to the 2.0 putters. The…
  • Make the switch to spikeless golf shoes and you might not go back

    <a href="">Alex Holmes</a>
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    I live in Manhattan, and toting my sticks on and off subway cars and in and out of cabs has turned into a real pain in the butt. In an effort to lighten my...
  • Columbia Ascender II Jacket

    Golf Circuit - New Products
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:53 am
    Now available at Golf Circuit - Columbia Ascender II Jacket
  • Butch Harmon: Can't Wish It In

    Butch Harmon
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Why you need a firm stroke on short putts.
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    Mostly Harmless

  • What a Week!

    The Constructivist
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:04 pm
    Anyone following me on twitter knows that I happened to be at my favorite Korean restaurant in Western New York last night when the repeat winner of the Wegmans LPGA Championship happened to drop by.  Smooth as always in the presence of greatness, I stammered out a quiet "Congratulations, Inbee," as she walked by.  She took the time to thank me.  And that was that.It's sad to think that nobody knows when the LPGA will return to Rochester.  I was so busy chasing golfers yesterday that the only player I got to interview was Mina Harigae, and then only for a couple of minutes…
  • Wegmans LPGA Championship Sunday: Inbee Park Defeats Brittany Lincicome with Clutch Up-and-Down on 1st Playoff Hole

    The Constructivist
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:44 pm
    The narrative all week here at the Wegmans LPGA Championship has been that Monroe Golf Club is a bombers' paradise, but in the end the final edition of the tournament in Rochester became a pitch-and-putt contest between defending champion Inbee Park, who made 2 clutch 10 footers in her last 2 holes to get to -11, and Brittany Lincicome, who 3-putted from about 25 feet on the 72nd hole to fall back to that same number and open the door to the former world #1.They played the 18th again on the first playoff hole, and even though Lincicome outdrove Park by over 50 yards, both players went over…
  • Kids in Jersey City Say "Hi!"

    Bill Benzon
    17 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
  • NEC Karuizawa 72 Ladies Sunday: Bo-Mee Lee Defeats Shiho Oyama and Erika Kikuchi in Playoff for 8th JLPGA Victory and 3rd of 2014

    The Constructivist
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Bo-Mee Lee collected her 8th career JLPGA victory today at the NEC Karuizawa 72 Ladies, but it didn't come easily.  Sun-Ju Ahn, the only player ahead of her of the money list, made an early charge from well back in the pack.  Her 6 birdies in her last 14 holes made her the leader in the clubhouse at -11.  Lee, meanwhile, started her final round with a bogey and 8-straight pars to fall back to -10.  That opened the door for Erika Kikuchi, playing several groups ahead of her, to make up all 4 strokes she started the day behind Lee--and more--with her opening 32 to move to…
  • Wegmans LPGA Championship Saturday: Who Will Make a Move as the Rains Move in on Pittsford?

    The Constructivist
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:48 pm
    I'm watching Golf Channel after walking 27 holes with Chie Arimura, Ayako Uehara, and Harukyo Nomura earlier today at the Wegmans LPGA Championship.  (I got off the course just before rain arrived here at Monroe Golf Club.)  My goal today was to follow Japanese golfers I haven't gotten to know as well as Ai Miyazato and Mika Miyazato; tomorrow, I want to follow Asian American golfers who are having great weeks like Tiffany Joh (-4), Jane Park (-4 through 12), Danielle Kang (-1), and Jennifer Song (E).But it's time now to focus on the top of the leaderboard.  Brittany…
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  • Missing Links: Phil Mickelson looking 2015 and '16, and Bubba Watson's apology tour

    <a href="">John Strege</a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:39 am
    Stories of interest you might have missed…Phil Mickelson is looking ahead, not to the Barclays, not to the FedEx Cup playoffs, but to 2015. “Work on my fitness, work on my golf game and really...
  • Turning fitness into a game

    <a href="/contributors/ron-kaspriske">Ron Kaspriske</a>
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I was encouraged over this past weekend to see so many kids out on my local golf course. But what left a sour note was how many of them were riding in a golf cart....
  • Make the switch to spikeless golf shoes and you might not go back

    <a href="">Alex Holmes</a>
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:24 pm
    I live in Manhattan, and toting my sticks on and off subway cars and in and out of cabs has turned into a real pain in the butt. In an effort to lighten my...
  • Deal of the Week: Fall savings at Southern California's La Costa

    <a href="">Matthew Rudy</a>
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The weather in San Diego is ideal any time of year, but fall is especially nice. Daytime temperatures sit in the mid-70s and "drop" to the high 60s at night. It's the perfect time to...
  • Tiger Woods didn't think he could win a point if he played in the Ryder Cup

    <a href="/contributors/luke-kerr-dineen">Luke Kerr-Dineen</a>
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    Tiger Woods looked like he had a bunch of fun with Rory McIlroy and Jimmy Fallon on Monday, but for all the Ryder Cup-junkies out there, the 14-time major champ did take a moment to...
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    NYT > Golf

  • Mickelson Sees 2015 as Start of His Olympic Campaign

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Five-times major winner Phil Mickelson, nearly done with a mostly disappointing season, has set his sights on 2015 and a campaign to realize a golfing dream at the Rio Olympics the following year.
  • Watson Thirsts for First Taste of Ryder Cup Success

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Twice Masters champion Bubba Watson says the thrill of merely making a Ryder Cup is no longer enough for him and that it is high time the U.S. side claimed victory.
  • Kuchar Healthy Again After Bizarre Back Injury

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Chalk this up to one of the more bizarre injuries in golf. Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic.
  • Mickelson and Kuchar Take Aim at The Barclays

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar are primed for a chance to win this week's Barclays, the first installment of the four-event FedExCup playoffs, and derail the magical run of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy.
  • Mahan Wants to Stay in Hunt for Stretch Drive

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The swing was efficient as ever, and the ball soared toward the far end of the range with a tight draw as Hunter Mahan held his pose.
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  • Mickelson sees 2015 as start of his Olympic campaign (Reuters)

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
    Five-times major winner Phil Mickelson, nearly done with a mostly disappointing season, has set his sights on 2015 and a campaign to realize a golfing dream at the Rio Olympics the following year. Mickelson showed signs of a revival with his rousing runner-up finish to Rory McILroy at the PGA Championship and said on Tuesday that his sights were already trained on Rio. “I know that I've made great strides this year in driving the golf ball ... but it's been a terrible year for my wedge and short irons. I also had a very poor year putting,” he told reporters at Ridgewood Country Club,…
  • Kuchar healthy again after bizarre back injury (The Associated Press)

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Matt Kuchar missed the final major of the year when his back locked up on him from having to sit too long in traffic. Kuchar was considered among the favorites at the PGA Championship and felt his game was rounding into form after two days of practice at Valhalla. There was a party planned at the house he was staying in Louisville, and Kuchar went looking for a slip-and-slide for the kids.
  • Watson thirsts for first taste of Ryder Cup success (Reuters)

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:33 pm
    By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) - Twice Masters champion Bubba Watson says the thrill of merely making a Ryder Cup is no longer enough for him and that it is high time the U.S. "As a kid growing up, your whole dream was to be on the PGA Tour and then make the Ryder Cup team," Watson told reporters on Tuesday ahead of Thursday's first round of The Barclays, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. "I think sometimes ... we get so excited about making the team, and now not having a victory, not tasting a victory, that drives me to try to win one, to try to win a Ryder Cup," the…
  • Mickelson and Kuchar take aim at The Barclays (Reuters)

    19 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    By Larry Fine PARAMUS New Jersey (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar are primed for a chance to win this week's Barclays, the first installment of the four-event FedExCup playoffs, and derail the magical run of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy. McIlroy, ranked first in the world and first in the FedExCup standings after winning the British Open, WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship in succession, begins a quest for a fourth victory in a row when the elite 125-man field tees it up on Thursday for the first round at Ridgewood Country Club. Mickelson bounced back from a sub-par season with…
  • Golf-Mickelson and Kuchar take aim at The Barclays (Reuters)

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
    By Larry Fine PARAMUS, New Jersey, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar are primed for a chance to win this week's Barclays, the first installment of the four-event FedExCup playoffs, and derail the magical run of Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy. McIlroy, ranked first in the world and first in the FedExCup standings after winning the British Open, WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championship in succession, begins a quest for a fourth victory in a row when the elite 125-man field tees it up on Thursday for the first round at Ridgewood Country Club. Mickelson bounced back from a sub-par…
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  • CME Group Tour Championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Golf Web Design
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    According to the USGA, “‘Casual water’ is any temporary accumulation of water on the course that is not in a water hazard and is visible before or after the player takes his stance. Snow and natural ice, other than frost, are either casual water or loose impediments, at the option of the player. Manufactured ice is an obstruction. Dew and frost are not casual water.” “A ball is in casual water when it lies in or any part of it touches the casual water.” According to rule 25-1 without penalty the player can lift and drop the ball within one club length of…
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  • This Ice Bucket Challenge involves beer, a lawn chair and a shotgun

    James Dator
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Here's some ingenuity. This is "Alabama Boss." He was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (we think), so he set up his bucket the best way he knew how. That means hanging over a tree, with a lawnchair under it and using a shotgun to pour in on himself. Drinking a beer first, well that's all part of it. ROLL TIDE!
  • Carl Edwards, Joe Gibbs Racing form ideal team

    Jordan Bianchi
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
    Expectations will be high for Carl Edwards when he joins Joe Gibbs Racing next season. In a quest to win an elusive first championship Carl Edwards felt a change of scenery was needed. What he wanted was a new team that would energize him, surrounded by teammates that would push him to a greater level. Joe Gibbs Racing had long contemplated expanding to a fourth car, but the situation had to be ideal. It wanted a driver who could step-in and be a contender instantly and fit harmoniously within the organization, and the proper funding needed to be obtained. Edwards found his team and JGR its…
  • 2015 NFL Draft: Plenty of questions with Big 12's best talent

    Dan Kadar
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman has every trait of a great pass rusher, but like many of the conference's best players, he's largely a projection. Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman may be some type of otherworldly superhero. A muscled-up 6-foot-9 and 280 pounds, Oakman is an imposing presence on the field. He's not just some brute of a pass rusher either. There's a quickness and aggression to Oakman's game. Cue the proof: Right now, though, draft lovers are more enamored with Oakman more than those who cover college football – he didn't land in ESPN's top 100 players, for instance. Why?
  • Evolving the option: The pop pass and the future of football

    Ian Boyd
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:11 am
    College football is changing. Yes, the game will finally feature a Playoff in 2014. True, issues regarding the compensation of athletes threaten to overhaul the entire structure of the NCAA. But if you were to ask a longtime defensive coach like Manny Diaz where the sport is heading, he'd point you to a signature moment in the most thrilling game in recent memory: Auburn's victory in the 2013 Iron Bowl over mighty Alabama. But Diaz wasn't as struck by the "Kick Six" touchdown that sealed... Continue reading…
  • My Blue Heaven: An excerpt on the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and what it meant for college football, from the forthcoming book "Season of Saturdays"

    Michael Weinreb
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42 Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 1, 2007 I. Here's a pleasurable thing I do sometimes, when I am despairing about the state of the universe: I go to YouTube, I search for highlights of the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, I run the video through to about seven or eight seconds, and I freeze the frame. At that point, I can see what's coming, and I can also witness the forces of nature driving things toward their inevitable conclusion. I can view the constellation of Oklahoma... Continue reading…
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  • Mark Broadie: Mastermind of Strokes Gained Revolution

    The Armchair Golfer
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.MARK BROADIE HAS WRITTEN A GOLF instructional book that won’t help you hit longer drives, improve your short game, or keep you from hitting truly awful shots. However, his new book, EVERY SHOT COUNTS: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach to Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy will change the way you play your game, and how you judge a player on the PGA Tour.Mark Broadie is a college professor. Not only is he an academic, but he teaches courses in the Columbia Business School such as…
  • Yang Defeats Connors to Win U.S. Amateur

    The Armchair Golfer
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Editor's note: A point of pride. The new U.S. Amateur champion attends my alma mater, San Diego State.By USGAJOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Gunn Yang, 20, of the Republic of Korea, defeated Corey Conners, of Canada, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final match Sunday to win the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club’s 7,208-yard, par-71 Highlands Course.“I was just trying to make it to the match-play portion, really,” said Yang, a San Diego State University sophomore who had back surgery in May 2013.“That was the goal, first of all. And then when I made it to the match play, I was like,…
  • Go Paddleboarding With Davis Love III

    The Armchair Golfer
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    (Courtesy of Sea Island)A LITTLE FRIDAY FUN HERE. Forget golf for a moment and consider paddleboarding with, yes, PGA champion and former Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III.From the release: On September 14, Sea Island resort in Georgia is giving locals and guests the rare and exciting opportunity to meet and go on a paddleboarding adventure with one of golf’s most celebrated champions, Davis Love III. Hosted by Davis Love III himself, the “Off the Dock with Davis” event will take place from 3-9 p.m., starting at Village Creek Landing on St. Simons Island and concluding at Sea…
  • Tiger Woods's Full Ryder Cup Statement

    The Armchair Golfer
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:56 pm
    (From Tiger (Allison)I've been told by my doctors and trainer that my back muscles need to be rehabilitated and healed. They've advised me not to play or practice now. I was fortunate that my recent back injury was not related to my surgery and was muscular only.I have already spoken to Tom [Watson] about the Ryder Cup, and while I greatly appreciate his thinking about me for a possible captain's pick, I took myself out of consideration. The U.S. team and the Ryder Cup mean too much to me not to be able to give it my best. I'll be cheering for the U.S. team. I think we…
  • Bad Boy Bobby Locke (Conclusion): No Show

    The Armchair Golfer
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    I asked John Coyne why he called Bobby Locke a "bad boy." Coyne said, "Locke wasn't liked on the PGA Tour. They blackballed him. Also, he was fired from his first pro job in Johannesburg." In this series, read how the South African golf legend made enemies by beating America's best. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6.By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.South African great Bobby LockeWITH THE TELEPHONE NUMBER GARY PLAYER gave me while I was in South Africa in the winter of 1969, I called Bobby Locke and he answered the phone.I…
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    Aussie Golfer

  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods do the Ice Bucket Challenge: video

    Aussie Golfer
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Tiger and Rory join the list of celebrities who have done the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Ice Bucket Challenge from Rory McIlroy on Vimeo. Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have joined the long list of notable people who have participated in the Ice bucket Challenge. Others include Bill Gates, Justin Timberlake and Mark Zuckerberg. So I’m sure some of you are asking; what is the ALS ice bucket challenge? The challenge started from a few different sources to raise money for a charity where participants pour cold water over their heads or forego the challenge and donate $100 to charity.
  • Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods appear on The Tonight Show: video

    Aussie Golfer
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:54 pm
    If you don’t know already, Jimmy Fallon hosts The Tonight Show and he is a huge golf fan. Subsequently, golf tends to get more air time on The Tonight Show than on most other talk shows (or any shows for that matter) and on a recent episode, Fallon got McIlroy and Woods to appear on the show to play a game called “Facebreakers”. The Tonight Show is broadcast in Australia on ABC2 at 7:40pm weeknights.
  • Jason Day joins 2014 Australian Open field

    Aussie Golfer
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Golf Australia announce that Jason Day will join Rory McIlroy in the 2014 Emirates Australian Open field. Hot on the heels of the news that world number one Rory McIlroy will play in this year’s Australian Open, comes the announcement that world number nine Jason Day will also tee it up at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney from 27-30 November. “It’s always good to come home to Australia and I’m excited to be able to play at the Emirates Australian Open again in November,” Day said.
  • McIlroy parades Claret Jug around Old Trafford in a plaid suit: video

    Aussie Golfer
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Rory McIlroy took the Claret Jug back to Old Trafford, home of his beloved Manchester United. Rory McIlroy is a big Manchester United fan and a season ticket holder. He donned a plaid suit for their opening match of the season and showed off the Open Championship trophy before the game on the weekend. Some have suggested it might be the only trophy Manchester United fans get to see at Old Trafford this year.
  • Greg Norman is now a twittering grandfather

    Aussie Golfer
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Greg Norman announces birth of his grandson on Twitter. Spending the day with my first grandson. A beautiful new chapter in life has begun. Thank u @MorganLNorman & Chris. — Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) August 9, 2014 We totally missed this and thanks to Golf Industry Central for pointing it out to us. Posting the above photo on his Twitter account last week, Norman announced he was now a grandfather after his daughter Morgan-Leigh gave birth to a baby boy.
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  • How To Add More Speed and Power With Your Driver

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Women of Big Break Invitational

    The Squire
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    Have you heard about Big Break Invitational? It's something new in the Golf Channel's Big Break franchise: a "standard" golf tournament. That is, a 4-day, stroke play tournament. Big Break Invitational airs live on Golf Channel from Tuesday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 3, each day from 3-6 p.m. (ET). And the field? The 40-golfer field is made up of past Big Break contestants, 20 men and
  • Marissa Steen

    The Squire
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    When Marissa Steen won the Symetra Tour's 2014 Eagle Classic on Sunday, she accomplished something only nine other Futures Tour golfers since 1999 have done: She won her third tour event of the season. Here is the list of 3-time winners on the Futures Tour (now called the Symetra Tour) since that tour started awarding LPGA cards in 1999 (golfers won three times unless a higher win total is listed
  • Mirim Lee

    The Squire
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    It seems only appropriate that the winner of the very first Meijer LPGA Classic was ... a first-time winner. Mirim Lee. But while Lee was a first-time winner on the LPGA Tour, the Meijer wasn't her first professional victory. Lee has three victories on the KLPGA. Mirim is a rookie on the LPGA in 2014, however. Lee earned her place on the LPGA at 2013 Q-School, where she finished second to Jaye
  • Meredith Kirk: Golf Pro Competing for Title of 'Mrs. America'

    The Squire
    9 Aug 2014 | 1:03 pm
    On Aug. 29, 2014, in Tucson, Arizona, beauty pageant winners from around the United States will meet to compete for the title of Mrs. America. Not Miss America, but Mrs. - this is the pageant for contestants who are married. What does this have to do with golf? One of those competing is a teaching professional in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Meredith Kirk holds the title of Mrs. South Carolina, a
  • Blair O'Neal Re-Launches Website

    The Squire
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:53 am
    Here are a couple screengrabs from Blair O'Neal's website,, which relaunched today with a new look and some new content. And it looks great - a very clean, uncluttered design. The media section includes both video and photos, and visitors can select among Fashion, Fitness and Golf images. The Pro Shop includes autographed photos, balls and gloves, among other things. Pay Blair a
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  • Wellness 101: Dye Course at French Lick An Old Soul

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Editor’s Note: This post is one in a series featuring the journey of wellness guru and golf enthusiast, A.J. Ali, who is traveling through every state in America while playing golf as part of a 101-day journey from June 16 … View More ►
  • 5 of Golf’s Greatest Left Handers

    13 Aug 2014 | 11:37 am
    In celebration of today’s 22nd annual International Left-handers Day, as well as the millions of “lefties” around the world – roughly 10 percent of the global population – we are taking a moment to reflect on the greatest left-handed golfers of … View More ►
  • 5 Memorable PGA Championship Moments

    8 Aug 2014 | 4:13 am
    It all began in 1916 at Siwanoy Country Club in Bronxville, N. Y., with England’s Jim Barnes winning the first PGA Championship and the Wanamaker Trophy, one of the most coveted prizes in golf. Considered the “fairest” of all the … View More ►
  • California Trailblazers

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:06 pm
    With Pebble Beach top of mind, we all know California is rich in golf-centric locales. But Pebble Beach’s prestige shouldn’t blind the avid golfer from other outstanding courses throughout the state. One of the best golf paths you can follow … View More ►
  • Get Ready for the World’s Largest Golf Outing

    4 Aug 2014 | 1:45 am
    On Monday, Aug. 11, Billy Casper Golf (BCG) will be hosting the 4th annual World’s Largest Golf Outing. People will come together at more than 125 courses in 28 different states to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization devoted … View More ►
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    Grouchy Golf Blog

  • Thorlos for (Almost) Free!

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

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

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

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

  • Hey, USGA – Why no U.S. Women's Senior Open?

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

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

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

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

    Kiel Christianson
    5 Jul 2014 | 8:42 pm
    In this age of custom-fitted gear, things can get pretty confusing. Enter Jack Nicklaus -- The Golden Bear himself -- who has always had a bit of a gift for cutting through the hoo-hah and getting to the point.
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    Travelling Golfer

  • Rory McIlroy Infographic – Open Champion 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rob Hayashida
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    Sandbox8.comFirst Look: Nike Golf Vapor Irons Photo Credit: @Golfweek_Dusek via Twitter:   The modern family of irons was unveiled to a global media audience today near New York City during an event featuring Nike athletes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, and celebrity golf aficionado Jimmy Fallon. Nike Golf has reimagined golf irons with the introduction of its new Vapor franchise –Vapor Pro, Vapor Pro Combo, and Vapor Speed. The Nike Golf Vapor irons blend the detailed craftsmanship of Nike’s master club builder, Mike…
  • First Look: Cleveland Golf Rotex 2.0 Wedges

    Rob Hayashida
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sandbox8.comFirst Look: Cleveland Golf Rotex 2.0 Wedges Every golfer has different playing styles in various conditions with their wedges, and to give golfer more control and versatility with their short game, Cleveland Golf has launched its second generation of  its popular Cleveland Golf Rotex 2.0 wedges. Cleveland Golf Rotex 2.0 wedges have all the same characteristics of its 1st generation sibling, with its maximum spin and laser milled face, but with one major difference: three new sole grinds. The three new sole grinds in the Cleveland Golf Rotex 2.0 wedges are designed to improve…
  • 3 Things the Golf Industry Needs to Do to Survive

    Rob Hayashida
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:48 pm
    Sandbox8.com3 Things the Golf Industry Needs to Do to Survive With the recent announcement by Dick’s Sporting Goods that it had laid off  more than 500 of its PGA Pros, golf is at a tipping point and needs to turn it around to survive. What that entails is three things: 1) Stop releasing new products every 3 months Two times a year used to be the norm, but releasing a new product every three months is confusing and hurts sales. Releasing new products too often leads to inventory glut and profit loss for retailers. Case in point, Dick’s Sporting Goods. Walk into any big box sports…
  • Cleveland Golf Releases Limited Edition Tour Rack Wedge

    Rob Hayashida
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Sandbox8.comCleveland Golf Releases Limited Edition Tour Rack Wedge   Cleveland Golf announced on twitter that it’s releasing a limited edition Tour Rack wedge, and only 300 will be available for purchase. The Cleveland Golf Tour Rack wedge features a one-of-kind design on the head and trailing edge grind that provides low bounce performance on open face shots with a lowered leading edge. The Tour Rack wedge will retail for $250 and will be available in two lofts: 56 degree with 11 degree of bounce and a60 degree with a 9 degree of bounce. Both versions of the Tour Rack wedge will…
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    Ottawa Golf Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Insider Interview: Palmbird Putter Grips

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

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

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

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

    Sean Weir
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:03 am
    Michelle Wie’s comeback reached a crescendo over the weekend with a two-stroke victory at the U.S. Women’s Open, a major tournament win that may signal a return to dominance. Michelle Wie’s putter during the tournament was a Nike Method 006 blade putter. The Method 006 putter is part of the Method Midnight line that followed the original Method putters, but Wie’s model appears to have the original stainless steel finish compared to the darker finish of the Midnight putters. The Nike Method line, and particularly the high-end original milled Method and subsequent…
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  • Win A Tour Edge Exotics E8 Driver

    Tony Covey
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Earlier this week at the PGA Fashion and Demo Experience in Las Vegas, Tour Edge formally introduced its new Exotics E8 Driver family. We know there are more than a few Tour Edge fans among you, so I’m basically certain you guys are going to be interested in this upcoming release. “The new E8 drivers deliver distance-dominating speed with adjustability options that allow players to fine tune power and control, and will bring Exotics to the forefront of the driver category. At the core of E8 driver’s technology is the center of gravity location and its ability to…
  • Nike Launches Vapor Series Irons

    Tony Covey
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    LIVE! Coverage Located At Bottom Of Post Last night at a highly-scripted event held at Liberty National Golf Club, Nike Golf, with the help of Jimmy Fallon, Tiger Woods, and Rory McIlroy unveiled their new line of Vapor Series irons. The actual presentation was unusually brief and light on any actual technical details (that’s what today is all about). Instead the crowd watched the 3 special guests crack jokes while Fallon and McIlroy took turns hitting to illuminated greens in the distance. Fallon’s presence was interesting. He certainly ramped up the entertainment value of the…
  • MGS Labs: Counterbalanced Putters (vs) Standard Putters

    Dave Wolfe
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    By Dave Wolfe What is a Counterbalanced Putter & Do They Offer You An Advantage? Let’s find out! But first let’s quickly talk about what a counterbalance putter is and why they’re gaining in popularity.  In counterbalanced putter designs, the weighting, and often the total length, differs from a conventional putter. Counterbalanced putter heads are heavier, in some cases by 50 grams or more. To compensate for the extra weight, even more weight is placed above the golfer’s hands. This is accomplished by extending the shaft length, adding more weight to the end of…
  • Callaway’s Apex Muscleback is Neither Bertha Fast nor Bertha Long

    Tony Covey
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    Written By: Tony Covey “The Apex Muscleback Irons are classically crafted, Tour inspired blades with playability in our most premium forged design, and if you’re an elite player, they need to be in your bag.” Very quietly (by current Callaway standards anyway) Callaway has begun the process of letting the world know about their new 2014 Apex Muscleback. For now the Twitterverse is nearly mute, but give the boys time, I’m sure we’ll have a hashtag or two before the introductory period is over. Is it the Right Time? We know the industry is in a bad place right now,…
  • adidas Cuts 15% of Golf Workforce, Closes Adams Golf HQ in Plano, TX

    Tony Covey
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Written By: Tony Covey Earlier this evening we received confirmation that The adidas Group (parent company for TaylorMade-adidas, Ashworth, and Adams Golf) has decided to close Adams Golf headquarters in Plano, Texas and to consolidate business operations at TaylorMade Headquarters in Carlsbad, California. Additionally,15% of the golf division’s global workforce, including what I’m told is a majority of Adams Golf employees, has been laid off. A company spokesperson declined to comment on specifics, but confidential sources are telling us that the cuts include a high-ranking…
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    Scot Duke

  • Two Reasons People Do Not Interact on Google+

    Scot Duke
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    OK, so you finally set up your profile on Google+.  Now, one of your first questions usually has to do with what appears to be the lack of interaction from other Plussers. There are a number of reasons people do not interact with others on Google+.  Most of the more popular reasons I have been given have to do with not knowing how to use G+.  However, there are a few that are the result of how Google+ is being used. Let’s take a look at the two big reasons why there seems to be lack of interaction on Google+. Don’t Want To Get Involved The first one has to do with human nature.
  • What Brings Viewers To Your Site?

    Scot Duke
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:31 am
    One of the most asked questions I am asked has to do with what people can do to get more viewers to their web-site or blog. Since everyone’s interests and goals on how many viewers they consider is ‘gaining traction’, I usually customize my answer from what I am seeing them doing with their site.  However, there are things I find with everyone’s web-site or blog that if done differently it would help draw attention to their site. Following are just a few of the things you may consider doing to attract viewers. Attractive Landing Page There is no doubt about the…
  • The Purpose of Social Search

    Scot Duke
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    I have people who use Google+ ask me frequently how Google+ has changed online social networking.  My answer has been derived from the past three years of studying the impact Google+ has made on the online social economy.  What I have found Google+ has clearly changed is the way people socialize online. Social Search People no longer have the patiences to stare at 140 characters and attempt to make sense of 100 characters of Hashtags to determine what that was all about.  People are not interested in going online to get sent to them invitations to agricultural games or none…
  • The Flow Center: How Hypnosis Helped My Life Flow Again.

    Scot Duke
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Steve from Dallas, one of the many Flow Center clients, tell you about his experience with Hypnosis. How It Started I have harbored some issues for what seems to be a lifetime. Recently, the light bulb came on… again. It was time for another attempt to get rid of what I came to know as old, outdated concepts and to deal with them in a lasting way. I had tried hypnosis before, but apparently I was not ready to come to terms with my issue. I wanted to, but could not connect to the source. That is important. I have come to believe that the “best solutions” present themselves when we are…
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  • 10 Aussies in US PGA Tour playoff series, Allenby scrapes in

    Brian O'Hare
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    TEN Aussie golfers have qualified for the lucrative US PGA Tour Final Series after Robert Allenby scraped in after the final regular season tournament. Allenby missed the cut at the 2014 Wyndham Championship on the weekend but just had enough up his sleeve to make it into 125th spot in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 125 ranking is also critical because it guarantees full tour status next season. Aussies making the grade are Adam Scott (15th), John Senden (26th), Marc Leishman (27th), Jason Day (34th), Matt Jones (40th), Steven Bowditch (52), Geoff Ogilvy (90th), Stuart Appleby (98th), Aaron…
  • Inbee Park claims 5th major

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    INBEE PARK successfully defended her title in the 2014 LPGA Championship, taking her fifth major in a playoff over a hapless Brittany Lincicome. Lincicome (71) had led for much of the tournament at the Monroe Golf Club in New York but nerves got the better of her coming down the stretch, blowing a two shot lead to allow Park (70) into a playoff when she three putted the last. A par on the first playoff hole was enough for the South Korean to again win the title in a playoff and to take her tour win count to 11. “I think it’s very lucky that I actually got an opportunity today, because you…
  • Langer takes 5th Champions Tour title of 2014

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:46 pm
    BERNHARD LANGER rallied to win the 2014 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fifth US Champions Tour victory of 2014. The 56 year old German closed with a bogey-free 66 for a one-stroke victory over Americans Woody Austin (65) and Mark O’Meara (66). Langer did not make a bogey in the event and finished at 16-under for his 23rd career victory on the 50-and-over tour. Langer, is now tied for fifth with New Zealand’s Sir Bob Charles on the tour’s victory list. He has had three victories in his last five starts and is a clear leader of the Charles Schwab season long points…
  • How to “Golf” with Jason Dufner: video

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:07 pm
  • Warren spoils Danish party

    Brian O'Hare
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:53 pm
    SCOTLAND’S Marc Warren made it two impressive rounds in a row to hold off a strong challenge from Welshman Bradley Dredge and win the inaugural Made in Denmark. On Saturday Warren defied gusts of up to 30mph to card a remarkable five under par 66 for a share of the overnight lead with Dredge. Warren capitalised on slightly lighter winds during the final round to shoot five birdies in a calm round of 68 for a competition score of nine under. He was pushed all the way to his third European Tour title and first since winning the 2007 Johnnie Walker Championship by Dredge, who closed with a 70…
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    Tour Golf Blog

  • How to Golf – Jason Dufner

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

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

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

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

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

  • Bobby Wraps Up PGA ChampionshipAnnounces Winner Of Contest

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

    Mike Pedersen
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
  • Open Championship Contest Winner

    Mike Pedersen
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:36 pm
      Bobby F. from Texas was our winner of the Ping Putter for picking low 3 of the Open Championship. He was kind enough to video it, and send it to us. We were worried he didn’t receive, but thankfully he did.
  • Bobby Talks PGA Championship Backswing Tip

    Mike Pedersen
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:48 pm
      What a fun week ahead. The last major of the year. The PGA Championship in Valhalla. We’ve got a new contest going, and I’ll announce the price tomorrow. Get all your buddies to sign up for our email tips, so they can enter. Make sure to watch the whole video, as I give you a backswing tip that will help you if you are 50 and older. Golfingly Yours, Bobby
  • How The Left Hip Should Move In The Downswing

    Mike Pedersen
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
      There is a lot of confusion out there with the older, higher handicap golfer on what the left hip should do in the downswing. In today’s video, I’ll tell you exactly what it should do, and you should never have to think about it ever again! Golfingly Yours, Bobby
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    GolfDash Blog | Golf Instruction, Online Golf News, Best Golf Deals

  • Golf Visualization #2: Complete Your Follow Through

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

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

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

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    I receive a lot of golf equipment, accessories and apparel throughout the year but honestly one of my favorite things to receive in a nice, new pair of golf socks. Yup, golf socks. Nothing like a nice, fresh, quality pair of golf socks. The ones I just received are by Swiftwick and I tested a number of them. Remember when a sock was a sock? Not anymore. Swiftwick puts a lot of technology into their socks for all types of athletes (and non-athletes) including, of course, golfers. My favorite was, The PURSUIT™. It’s such a comfortable, plush sock. It’s made from 21 gauge American Merino…
  • Golfers Sign Anti-Betting Waivers at Open Championship

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    In the past, players could back believe in themselves with a legal wager at the Open but this year have been asked to sign a waiver to avoid betting on themselves. Although sports betting has limited legality here in the U.S., betting parlors abound in the UK ( I read somewhere there are actually 82 betting shops in one London borough!) with a number near Royal Liverpool itself. With so much money on the line (last years purse was close to $9M) I guess you can see the temptation for these wealthy players to make a wager or two. Interestingly, this does not apply to caddies so what stops a…
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    The A Position

  • Top Picks for the PGA Championship

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mehaffey and LeBlanc off medal pace at Youth Olympics

    Brian Keogh
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:07 am
    The Olympic Stadium in Nanjing, China. The Island's Kevin Le Blanc shot a one under 71 to move up to tied 13th with a round to go in the Youth Olympic Games in China with Royal County Down's Olivia Mehaffey also tied 13th in the women's event after a second round 75.However, both are well off the pace set by Norway's Viktor Hovland and Lee Soyoung of Korea.Hovland shot a second round 68 to by one stroke on eight under par going into the final round of the Men’s Individual Stroke Play with LeBlanc eight shots behind on level par.In the Women’s Individual Stroke Play, Lee shot a four…
  • Phil says Rory can dominate like Tiger: "He's that good"

    Brian Keogh
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson in Aby Dhabi earlier this year. Picture: Eoin Clarke Phil Mickelson believe Rory McIlroy become like Tiger Woods in his pomp and dominate the game.The left-hander has suffered at the hands of Woods for 17 years and believes that McIlroy's current run is comparable to Woods at his best.After finishing second to the Co Down man in this month's US PGA — McIlroy's second successive major win and his third victory in a row following his triumph in the Open and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, he's better qualified to comment than most,"It's…
  • Hurley and Dunne make St Andrews Trophy; Jacques Leglise for Lester

    Brian Keogh
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    St Andrews Trophy team members Gary Hurley (West Waterford) and Paul Dunne (Greystones) with Padraig Hogan and Albert Lee (Hon Sec. GUI) after their victory in the Home Internationals. Picture by Pat Cashman While the unavailability of world No 19 Gavin Moynihan may have denied Ireland a third spot in the Great Britain and Ireland side for the St Andrews Trophy, the presence of Greystones' Paul Dunne and West Waterford's Gary Hurley was the least Irish golf could have expected from the R&A. Paul Dunne, front (second left) and Gary Hurley back row (second from right) with the Raymond…
  • Mulligan and Cameron lead Under 15 Boys

    Brian Keogh
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Laytown and Bettystown's Thomas Mullingan. Picture by Pat Cashman Laytown & Bettystown’s Thomas Mulligan and Newlands’ Cameron Raymond hold the lead at the halfway stage of the Irish Boys Under 15 Amateur Open Championship at Castlewarden, writes the GUI. Cameron raymond (Newlands) Picture by Pat Cashman Mulligan and Raymond carded opening rounds of 71 at the immaculate Castlewarden course, and lead by two shots from nearest rivals Reece Black (Cairndhu) and Sean Dowling (Beaverstown).Raymond, starting from the 10th, carded birdies on his first and third holes, but…
  • Mehaffey 11th and LeBlanc 19th after opening 73s in Youth Olympics

    Brian Keogh
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Golf is back in the Olympics The Island's Kevin LeBlanc and Royal County Down Ladies' Olivia Mehaffey opened with one over par 73s in the Youth Olympics Games at Zhongshan International Golf Club in  Nanjing, China.LeBlanc, 16, was one over after carding three bogeys and two birdies on the front nine and then slipped to three over with bogeys at the 13th and 14th before birdies at the 16th and 18th left him tied for 19th, seven strokes behind leaders Marcus Kinhult of Sweden and Brett Coletta of Australia, who fired six under 66s to lead by one from Thailand's Danthai Boonma.
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    The Midwest Golf Blog | The Midwest Golf Blog

  • The Dynamic Duo

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

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

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

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

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

  • World War I, Golf and Golf Poetry

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

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

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

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

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

  • 7 Tips to crush nerves and play your best golf under pressure

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

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

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

    David MacKenzie
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    I’ve put together a few more drills practice drills for your putting, to get you consistently hitting the center of the putter and making more putts, especially under pressure. 1. Keep the Eyes looking down I wrote about this concept in a previous putting drills article and it’s a very important one. Problem: When we’re under pressure in tournaments, we tend to want to look quickly at the outcome of the putt. You probably don’t even notice it, but if you look up a split-second too early before you’ve finished your stroke, the left shoulder (for a right hander)…
  • More Distance Without Changing Your Golf Swing

    David MacKenzie
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:21 am
    Free flowing is better than hard and fast Whilst watching the Travelers Championship last weekend, I noticed something that I thought I should highlight to help amateurs increase distance. Bubba Watson, the longest driver on Tour, was teeing off with the driver and I couldn’t help but notice how easy and slow he swings it and how loose he looks. Yet his club-head speed is the fastest on Tour. It made me think about how many golfers I teach who tell me how they struggle with distance, only for me to see them try to murder the golf ball with a fast, tight swing. In this article I’m going to…
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  • Smart Golf 101: Guarded Par 4 with Water at 90 yards

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

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

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

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

    6 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    Hello – and thanks for stopping by today. Callaway Golf introduces the Big Bertha V series driver and fairway wood. There are lots of ways to achieve more distance off the tee – one of them is speed. The new clubs will become available at retail on August 22nd. For now, here are some videos to … Read More →
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    Golf and Course - Welcome to Golf & Course

  • PGA Championship Results & Prize Money

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

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

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

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

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

  • Government Views Golf Clubs As Crime Dens

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

    Rob Harris
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:39 pm
    By: Rob Harris On August 3, Roger Lee Harris (no relation!) and Bryan Louis Bandes were charged with various counts of assault, following a fight that occurred on the Springdale (Pennsylvania) Golf Club course, having “become embroiled in a heated debate over the rules of golf, specifically regarding water.” With a golf club allegedly used as a weapon by one of the combatants, it is with complete accuracy and only a small dose of iron-y that I report the case was assigned to Judge Robert Breakiron. With the golfers reportedly refusing to testify against each other (and apparently…
  • “Nike’s $200 Million Bet On McIlroy Finally Pays Off”

    Rob Harris
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:01 pm
    By: Rob Harris Here’s an article that describes what must be Nike’s joy / relief in watching Rory McIlroy surge to professional golf prominence. Of course, as my golf buddy Ashish Deshpande has been known to say, “every silver lining has a cloud.” Let’s not forget the lawsuits brought by McIlroy’s former sponsor, Oakley, against Rory and Nike. Oakley claimed that Rory, with the unlawful encouragement of Nike, breached contractual provisions that would have permitted Oakley to retain its relationship. Rory settled his lawsuit (the terms of which are…
  • “Here’s My Idea For A F*%(#@ Sport”–Robin Williams And Golf

    Rob Harris
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:44 pm
    Enjoy it again and again and again.
  • Lifetime Members Lose Their Memberships

    Rob Harris
    11 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    By: Rob Harris A Texas court recently issued a decision that may be of interest to those holding memberships in financially shaky clubs. As the court explained, the owner of Golf Club at Castle Hills “entered into contracts with appellants that granted appellants lifetime memberships at the golf club, which included free greens fees and other golf-related benefits.” After several years of financial difficulties, an entity known as Castle Hills Golf Course Company obtained through foreclosure the right to operate the golf course. The new operator refused to honor the lifetime…
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    Peerless Golf

  • PGA Tour Canada Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

    Jordan J. Caron
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:20 pm
    With Tiger Woods recent surgery for his back and absence from last weeks Masters, it reminds of this: Golf puts a lot of stress on your back. Speaking of the Masters, what did you think? Without Tiger in the mix Augusta just wasn’t the same. So here’s to wishing Tiger a healthy and speedy recovery. Back to your back. The swing itself is the biggest culprit of pain and tension on the back. The sheer motion and speed of the swing torque the back and put a lot of stress on the spine. I’ve been playing the game for 20 years and don’t know how much longer I will get to play…
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    Wei Under Par

  • VIDEO: Aww, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods take the ice bucket challenge together

    Stephanie Wei
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    At this point, who *hasn’t* done the Ice Bucket Challenge?? (Oh, wait, me.) The stunt that benefits charity (ALS) has spread like wildfire on social media channels. Somehow, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods hadn’t been nominated yet…until yesterday. And they did it in style.  The world no. 1 and former no. 1 dumped buckets of ice water over each other during Monday’s Nike Golf event at Liberty National Golf Course. Well played, guys. Well played. In turn, Woods nominated Rafael Nadal and Nike founder Phil Knight to step up to the plate, while McIlroy challenged Meghan…
  • VIDEO: Tiger Woods caddies for Jimmy Fallon as he takes on Rory McIlroy in a game of Facebreakers

    Stephanie Wei
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    In between promoting the launch of the new Nike irons via an appearance at Liberty National, just outside NYC, and appearing on The Tonight Show, it looked like host Jimmy Fallon had quite a few laughs with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Monday. As you can see in the video above, on last night’s episode of Tonight, Fallon engaged McIlroy in a chipping contest, as the two hit shots into what appeared to be a wall of glass with different cubes that had their faces on them. Meanwhile, Tiger, who is out of action with a back injury, acted as Fallon’s caddie or coach. When Woods said…
  • Camilo wows ‘em at Wyndham

    Stephanie Wei
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:07 pm
    #453753878 / Camilo Villegas wowed at Sedgefield on Sunday, firing a final round seven-under 63 to capture the Wyndham Championship, his first title in nearly 4 1/2 years (2010 Honda Classic). Villegas posted a total of 17-under for the tournament to edge out Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson by a mere stroke.  The day started with a packed leaderboard, with 12 players entering the final round within three strokes of the leader. Villegas was not one of them, as he trailed by five shots. However, he got off to a hot start, carding a six-under 29 on the front nine, which included…
  • Tiger Woods steps away from pro golf until December

    Bernie D'Amato
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:57 pm
      #453357118 / Amid the media storm surrounding Tiger Woods over the last month, the 14-time major champ correctly decided on Wednesday to take the next three-and-a-half months off to rehabilitate his injured back. He will miss the Ryder Cup, and will return to competition at his World Challenge event in Florida, December 4-7. We all know Tiger has been in a lot of pain, so this news is welcomed by the golf community. Not qualifying for either the Playoffs or the Ryder Cup is the best thing that has happened to Tiger all year. He needs to rest, he needs to rehab, and he…
  • Getting the Tour treatment at Arroyo Trabuco

    Bernie D'Amato
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Josh Hurst is a Master club fitter. The TaylorMade Tuned Performance Studio is the place to go for a FREE club fitting in SoCal. It’s hard to believe this service is being offered pro bono at the beautifully designed Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, but it is, and it’s time for you to take advantage of it. TaylorMade offers a vast array of clubhead and shaft combinations, and the only way to figure out which combo fits your swing style is to go to a professional fitter. I received my fitting from Josh Hurst, who is a Master club fitter at Arroyo. Brett Massingham is also a…
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    Fresh Golf Reviews

  • TRUE Linkswear 2014 Shoes

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

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

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

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

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

  • Common Sense Relaxed Rules Designed to Make Golf More Fun For Recreational Player

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

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

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

    Scott Stevens
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Roscommon, MI - After two decades spanning the globe from New Zealand to China designing world-class golf courses, Traverse City resident Tom Doak, is coming home to create a course at Forest Dunes Golf Club in northern Michigan that legendary golf architects could only dream of doing. Doak and his Renaissance Golf Design team will design and build a reversible course – two distinct layouts
  • The Thrill of Playing Competitive Golf

    Scott Stevens
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Article written by: Jonathan Carr It’s been six long years, and there has been so much that I've missed. I've missed the thrill that comes from draining a putt to save par coming down the stretch, and the satisfaction that comes from overcoming nerves on the first tee to hit one down middle with people watching. I have even missed the process of trying to dig myself out of the hole that I
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    South Florida Golf Magazine

  • What is wrong with golf…

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

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

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

    24 Jun 2014 | 11:29 am
    By Rob Thomas As you pull into the main entrance of Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, the majestic clubhouse greets you with its massive wrap-around veranda and distinct colonial feel. Golfers are readying for their round by warming up on the massive practice area, the flowers are popping and the birds chirping. It’s almost inexplicable to think that just a short golf cart drive away sits all of the glitz and glamour of a full-blown casino resort.  But it’s exactly that contrast that makes this pristine piece of land tucked in the middle of the Pines Region of Mississippi so unique. “When you…

    10 Jun 2014 | 6:29 am
    SIGNATURE DESIGN SERVICES AND RAYMOND FLOYD RENOVATING ICONIC GRANDE OAKS GOLF CLUB Contact: Steve Pike, 561-932-4070 June 9, 2014 DAVIE, Fla. – Grande Oaks Golf Club, one of South Florida’s more iconic golf courses, is undergoing a $1.3 million renovation by Jupiter, Fla., based Signature Design Services, the exclusive golf course design firm of World Golf Hall of Famer Raymond Floyd. The renovation of Grande Oaks – best known as the course where the classic comedy “Caddyshack’’ was filmed, is being led by Harry Bowers, Principle in Signature Design Services ( ,…
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    Hitting the Links-a guide to the best golf courses you can play in the U.S.

  • Hawktree Golf Club

    Jay Morse
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Hawktree is just 15 minutes northeast of Bismarck, was designed by James Engh, opened in 2000, and is probably the top public course in North Dakota. The course features rolling hills, water hazards with tall native grasses lining the fairways, and the feel of a links layout, especially with the constant wind. The Hawktree Golf Club is visually stunning from the elevation changes and views, to the contrasts of color between the fairways and rough, each hole is separate and unique. One of its distinctive features is the black sand, or coal slag in the bunkers. It’s fine grained like…
  • Arrowhead Golf Club

    Jay Morse
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Arrowhead is located in Littleton, a southern suburb of Denver, and was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and opened in the early 1970′s. The course features significant elevation change, and great views around and through the ancient red sandstone rock formations surrounding the course, each hole could be a postcard. It is always ranked as one of the top courses in Denver, and one of the top 100 public courses in the US. Depending on the time of day, you’re liable to see a number of wildlife, especially in the evening, when the scenery is also at its best. It’s an…
  • Bristol Harbour

    Jay Morse
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    Bristol Harbour was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr, and opened in 1972. It is part of an overall housing and resort development 40 miles southeast of Rochester, the course is open to the public not staying at the resort. Bristol Harbour is situated on a hillside overlooking Canandaigua Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in the region. The front nine is fairly open with the usual Jones’ design touches of heavily guarded greens with contours and undulations, and fingered bunkers both in the landing areas and greenside. The backside is more tightly routed through stands of mature trees and…
  • Bulle Rock Golf Club

    Jay Morse
    17 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    Bulle Rock is named after the first thoroughbred horse brought to America, was designed by Pete Dye, and opened in 1998. It is located 60 miles north of Baltimore, and 50 miles south of Philadelphia, just off I-95. It is well regarded as one of the top public courses in the country by most of golf’s national mags, and was the home of McDonald’s LPGA Championship, one of only four “major” championships on the LPGA Tour. Bulle Rock Golf Club is carved through the forest over a roomy 235 acres, and measures 7,375 yards, 76.4 handicap, and 147 slope rating from the tips, with four…
  • Oglebay Resort

    Jay Morse
    16 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    Oglebay Resort is part of a 1,700 acre part just outside Wheeling, WVA, about 1.5 hours west of Pittsburgh. The park was originally the estate of Earl W. Oglebay, who founded Oglebay Norton Co. in 1854, an iron ore shipping company on Lake Erie. His yellow mansion is all that remains of Mr. Oglebay, but he left enough land for 45 holes of golf, a resort hotel with 271 rooms and 59 guest cottages. The newest golf course, Speidel, opened in 2002 and was designed by Arnold Palmer. The course measures 6,725 from the back tees with a handicap rating of 71.9 and a slope of 135, with a number of…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • Booty Patrol: Pro Golfer Wants 'Jen Selter Butt'

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

    The Flogger
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    Were they or weren't they? Dating, that is. Were Natalie Gulbis and Dustin Johnson a couple in early 2011, or weren't they? Not even Natalie and Dustin could agree on the answer. Do you remember that strange series of events? Public figures generating rumors about dating, girlfriends/boyfriends, are-they-or-aren't-they is a common thing. But it hasn't happened too often in golf. Before Dustin
  • Wiezilla? Giant Michelle Wie Terrorizes Japan! #swearimnotagiant

    The Flogger
    2 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Funny Instagram/tweet from Michelle Wie today: I totally fit in when I visit Japan...#flashbackfriday #swearimnotagiant @mp_foundation ai_shorty— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) August 1, 2014 What makes it funny is the photo: Wow, is Michelle in heels or on stilts? Anyone else reminded of this: Or maybe picture Wiezilla rampaging through Tokyo? Kudos to Michelle
  • Dustin Johnson Needs to Add This Song to His Playlist

    The Flogger
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Unless you've been putting under a rock, you've heard about Dustin Johnson's departure from the PGA Tour to seek help with "personal problems." And you've probably heard the allegations included in a Michael Bamberger report on Johnson was (allegedly) suspended for testing positive for cocaine use. For the second time. After an earlier failed marijuana test. This may or may not be true
  • The Olympic Golf Tournaments are Going to be Terrible

    The Flogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    We're two years away from the 2016 Summer Olympics, when golf will join the list of Olympic sports. Whether golf needs to be or should be an Olympic sport is something I've always been agnostic about. Personally, I don't care whether golf is left out of the Olympics, which means that it also doesn't bother that it will be included. But now that golf is part of the Olympics, what kind of
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    Northeast Ohio Golf

  • 2014 Chippewa Scratch League: Week 14 Results

    Allen Freeman
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:25 am
    In the better ball format on the front nine of Chippewa Golf Club on Monday, some challenging hole locations made four-under par the number. Mark Thomas and Quinn Parker won a scorecard playoff over Ty Kovach and Allen Freeman to take Week 14 at that number. But Kovach eagled the third hole (a 3 iron to 3 feet) to nab a skin, bumping Kovach/Freeman up the 2014 League Standings slightly, but still far, far behind leaders Mike Simpson and Jim Krivanec with only a couple weeks left in the season…   2014 Chippewa Scratch League: Week 14 – Better Ball – Front 9 1st-…
  • RESULTS: 2014 NOPGA Stroke Play #8

    David Griffith
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:12 am
    FINAL RESULTS: Northern Ohio PGA 2014 Club Car / Pepsi Stroke Play Series #8 Trumbull Country Club, Warren, Ohio Monday, August 18, 2014 | Par: 70 1. Jamie Broce, University of Toledo, $1,200.00, *33-33-66 -4 2. David Champagne, Firestone CC, $730.00, *33-36-69 -1 2. Glenn Cunningham, Silver Lake, $730.00, *32-37-69 -1 2. Tony Milam, North Coast Jr Tour, $730.00, *35-34-69 -1 2. Daniel Terry, $730.00, *36-33-69 -1 2. Gary Robison, Brookside, $730.00, *35-34-69 -1 7. Sean Patrick, Stone Oak CC, $500.00, *36-34-70 E 7. John Diana, Trumbull, $500.00, *36-34-70 E 7. Casey Schrader, Pepper Pike…
  • PREVIEW: 2014 Chippewa Championship

    Allen Freeman
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:11 am
    Kevin LarizzaFresh off my solid 85-87 showing in the Senior Summit County Championship this past weekend, I’m now ready to go out and win the 2014 Chippewa Golf Club Championship, which, incidentally, would be my first victory at the course I’ve owned for 26 years. In all reality, I keep thinking back to the days when Bill Bellichek was coaching the Browns and released Bernie Kosar due to “diminishing skills”. Of course I’m not ready to admit to that, but nearing the ripe old age of 55, it is in the back of my mind. HOGWASH! Bring on the best! It’s time! This will be the 26th…
  • RESULTS: 2014 ADGA Dave Towell Cadillac Shootout

    Allen Freeman
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    John Topeka hits his tee shot to the final green while Jim Durr looks on as the final two players in the 2014 ADGA Shootout John Topeka and Jim Durr made it as the last two men standing in the Championship Division of the Akron District Golf Association’s Dave Towell Cadillac Shootout at the Raymond C. Firestone 9 on Sunday. Lucky for them, the hottest player in the 10 man field, Aaron Crewse, blinked on the 8th green after trying to gun in his 25 foot birdie putt. Crewse had every reason to believe he would make it, as he was five under par through seven holes. But he sent his birdie…
  • PHOTO GALLERY: 2014 ADGA Dave Towell Cadillac Shootout

    Allen Freeman
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Photo gallery from the 2014 Akron District Golf Association Dave Towell Cadillac Shootout at the Raymond C. Firestone 9 in Akron, Ohio on Sunday, August 17. INSTRUCTIONS: Click a thumbnail to launch the viewer. Hover your cursor over the photo in the viewer to display and click the arrows that move between photos. Click ‘x’ to exit.  
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  • David vs. Goliath – Fun and Easy Golf Format

    4 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    × A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! In golf you are always playing against yourself and the golf course. But let‘s face it, all golfers are influenced by other golfers, team mates and opponents alike. So dealing with your own feelings when playing has a big influence on your game. This becomes especially true when you are facing a player that is significantly better than you and is even cocky about it. Situations like this are great lessons to learn about yourself and your game. When you are up against a tough competitor,…
  • Broom Broom Broomstick – Long Game Golf Lesson

    15 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    × A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! It is funny how working away from the course using every day items can help you to improve your golf swing. It is somehow counter-intuitive how not hitting any balls can actually help you make better contact. Many people believe that beating balls is a great thing to groove their swing. There are other people who think and talk about how they want to improve their swing with dedicated practice. But in the end they are hitting one ball after the other on the range without any target or goal in mind…
  • Miss The Forest For The Trees – How To Shape Your Shots

    24 Jun 2014 | 2:07 am
    × A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Hopefully you have already worked on shaping your shots before. I think even beginners can learn a lot about swing mechanics, if they just try to curve some balls into different directions for some time. The classic situation for a hook or a slice you can read about in many golf books is being in front of a tree. Although you are very rarely inthose situations and most players are better off by just chipping the ball into a better position, this is ideal to learn about shaping your shots. So if you…
  • Pitching to Targets – Improve Your Pitch Shots Fast

    16 Jun 2014 | 2:17 am
    × A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! Time and again people seem to forget that golf is a target game, when they are practising. They get in a rut and work on the mechanics of their swing or specific positions they want to go through or hold. That is okay to some extent, but not, if that is all you are doing when you are practicing. The following exercise is great to hone your skill to always think of targets when you are pitching. There are a lot of strokes to shave off your score with a great short game. If you can make a decent…
  • Assessment Center – Mental Game Golf Lesson

    27 May 2014 | 3:24 am
    × A new lesson from my book “120 Timeless Golf Lessons” will be posted daily! More often enough you can see some people on the practice tee that are getting more and more frustrated with their game as they are doing  their thing. Hopefully you are not one of those people. It is useful to know where this frustration is coming from, though. It is likely that most of those players do not actually know the root of their own frustration. I think it stems from their expectations. They think they are able to perform great shots consistently because they where able to…
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • The Barclays Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Let’s head on up to Jersey to see what’s cracking at The Barclays this week. Played on a rotating schedule, this year it heads back to Ridgewood Country Club. Also the site of the 2008 and 2010 Barclays. Start your course history research with those two years. The course is a par 71 while measuring just over 7,300 yards. A large portion (25%) of that yardage is consumed on the three par 5s alone. Eliminate those nasty holes from the equation and this course is actually on the shorter side of things, on a hole-by-hole basis. What else can we say about Ridgewood? The green surfaces…
  • The Barclays – DraftKings Edition

    Josh Culp
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:13 am
    On the road all weekend, I didn’t have any time to watch last week unfold at the Wyndham Championship, but I returned home to see very favorable results. Other than my sleeper Rafael Cabrera-Bello who turned out to be a dud, it was a great week. Fading Hicks and Reed turned out just fine and taking a chance on recent W/Ds David Toms and Camilo Villegas turned out rather nicely. I’m not just talking about me, though, I want to give a shout out to friend of the blog, anteup11, who took down his first GPP on DraftKings. Using last week’s Donald Ross design team as his core, he…
  • Defensively Stout AFC North Projections

    Andrew Wiedemann
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:08 pm
    The AFC North is known for their defense, and rightfully so. It seems like no matter which of these teams the opposition is put against they have to earn every yard they get. The lowest team in the 2013 season for yards allowed in the AFC North was the Pittsburgh Steelers at 13th in the NFL. Even as some who is not a big fan of any team in the AFC North, I catch myself watching AFC North division rivalry games on the edge of my seat because they always have close, hard-fought, hard-hitting defensive battles which are fun games to watch. It is nice to see solid defense in a league that is…
  • The Underachieving AFC East Predictions

    Andrew Wiedemann
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    I found my way back to writing about football after a long hiatus. I am glad to have the opportunity to write these articles again, it is something I am passionate about. Thanks to Josh Culp for giving me this opportunity. We will get started with the underachieving AFC East, and I will make my rounds to the rest of the NFL in days to come. The AFC East has been won by the New England Patriots 10 out of the last 11 years. In my opinion, it is due more to the weak competition than the Patriots being that dominant of a team. In many other divisions around the NFL, the Patriots could find…
  • 24 Wide Receivers that will Breakout in 2014

    Kyle DeFrancesco
    14 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    Mock drafts are in full swing and most of our season long drafts are just around the corner. In my final article prior to my Daily Fantasy Football positional breakdowns, I thought it would be helpful to highlight a number of breakout wide receivers candidates for 2014. Below you’ll find three tiers. First are my best potential to breakout. The second tier contains my chance to breakout candidates. Finally the third tier contains my outside chance of a breakout season candidates in 2014. Happy drafting everyone! Tier 1 (Best Potential for a Breakout Season) Terrance Williams, Cowboys – We…
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    Breaking Eighty

  • Fitbit Flex Review

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

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

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

    Sean Ogle
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    The Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, New York has quickly become one of those pilgrimages every golfer has to make at some point in their lives. Why? Becuase it’s unlike any other course in the country. The Tillinghast design that was built in 1936 has always been a great course, but it’s always had kind of a cult status in the golf community. Everything changed in 2002 when Bethpage hosted it’s first US Open. For a tournament that’s often held at extremely private venues like Medinah or the Olympic Club, it was a big deal to be playing it at not…
  • A Winter Weekend at Bandon Dunes (Video)

    Sean Ogle
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    I’ve been telling people for years that a trip to Bandon Dunes in the off season may not be such a bad idea. While still full, you’re not dealing with the same level of crowds that you will in the summer, and it’s a fraction of the price – especially if you’re an Oregon resident. As an example, in February my buddy Nick and I went down there for a weekend, and to play all 5 courses and have a 2 nights lodging, we each paid just over $500. In July that’d be a round and a half – with no lodging! December and January this last year had…
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