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  • Road Rage in the Scoring Tent

    David Fay
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    My front-row seat to tour pros' rants.
  • Golf Capsules

    NYT > Golf
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open.
  • The Ultimate Golf Excuse Bracket

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    What's the definition of a good golf excuse? That's up for you to decide. It could be perfectly viable, or utterly delusional. Let the voting commence.
  • The Week In Style: 03.25.15

    Alex Holmes
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Alex Holmes' weekly look at what the pros are wearing on the golf course
  • My Shot: Lucy Li

    Guy Yocom
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At 11, Lucy Li had won at Augusta, played the Open at Pinehurst, and learned the art of balancing ice cream and veggies. Now 12, she's just getting started.
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  • Golf-South Korea's Lee Maintains Lead at Kia

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:58 pm
    South Korean Lee Mi-rim maintained her lead at the Kia Classic for the third successive day after a six-under-par 66 gave her a one-stroke edge on Saturday heading into the final round in southern California.
  • Sports Briefing | Golf: Jimmy Walker Leads at Texas Open

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over Jordan Spieth, shooting a three-under-par 69 at the Texas Open in San Antonio.
  • Mirim Lee Leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Mirim Lee took the Kia Classic lead Saturday, while top-ranked Lydia Ko easily increased her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds but dropped two late strokes and ended up four shots behind.
  • Lee Maintains Lead at LPGA's Kia Classic

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:19 pm
    South Korean Lee Mi-rim maintained her lead for the third successive day after a six-under-par 66 gave her a one-stroke edge on Saturday heading into the final round of the Kia Classic in southern California.
  • Golf Capsules

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open.
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  • My Shot: Lucy Li

    Guy Yocom
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At 11, Lucy Li had won at Augusta, played the Open at Pinehurst, and learned the art of balancing ice cream and veggies. Now 12, she's just getting started.
  • The Ultimate Golf Excuse Bracket
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    What's the definition of a good golf excuse? That's up for you to decide. It could be perfectly viable, or utterly delusional. Let the voting commence.
  • Grassroots Issues: The War on Bugs

    Ron Whitten
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Do superintendents go too far to protect your course?
  • The Week In Style: 03.25.15

    Alex Holmes
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Alex Holmes' weekly look at what the pros are wearing on the golf course
  • Road Rage in the Scoring Tent

    David Fay
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    My front-row seat to tour pros' rants.
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  • Sutherland surges late, leads on Champions

    Associated Press
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:17 pm
    Kevin Sutherland birdied three of the final seven holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic.
  • Mirim Lee takes Kia lead as Pressel falters

    Associated Press
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Mirim Lee took the Kia Classic lead Saturday, while top-ranked Lydia Ko easily increased her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds but dropped two late strokes and ended up four shots behind.
  • Jimmy Walker leads hometown Texas Open

    Associated Press
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Jimmy Walker opened a four-stroke lead over fellow Texan Jordan Spieth, shooting a 3-under 69 on Saturday in his hometown Texas Open.
  • Trio atop leaderboard at Trophee Hassan II

    Associated Press
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Romain Wattel of France produced a late charge Saturday to share the lead with Scottish pair Richie Ramsay and Andrew McArthur on 7-under par heading into the final round of the Trophee Hassan II.
  • Tiger to skip Houston, last event before Masters

    Bob Harig
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Although it was never considered a strong possibility, Tiger Woods officially will not play in next week's Shell Houston Open, the last event prior to the Masters.
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  • South Korea's Lee maintains lead at Kia (Reuters)

    29 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    (Reuters) - South Korean Lee Mi-rim maintained her lead at the Kia Classic for the third successive day after a six-under-par 66 gave her a one-stroke edge on Saturday heading into the final round in southern California. Lee entered the third round tied with Morgan Pressel but blew past her with a sizzling five birdies on the back nine to push her to 16-under at the Aviara course in Carlsbad. The 24-year-old won twice in her rookie season on the LPGA circuit last year, but is looking for her first title in 2015. “To be honest, I didn’t even know what I shot until I signed my scorecard,”…
  • Mirim Lee leads LPGA Tour's Kia Classic (The Associated Press)

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Mirim Lee took the Kia Classic lead Saturday, while top-ranked Lydia Ko easily increased her LPGA Tour under-par streak to 27 rounds but dropped two late strokes and ended up four shots behind. Lee shot a 6-under 66 to reach 16-under 200 at Aviara, leaving her a stroke ahead of former UCLA player Alison Lee in the final event before the first major of the season next week at Rancho Mirage. ''I think comfortable,'' Mirim Lee said about the final round. ''I just think patience, patience, patience.'' The 17-year-old Ko shot a 67 to move within two rounds of matching Annika Sorenstam's LPGA Tour…
  • Australian Appleby out indefinitely after back surgery (Reuters)

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    (Reuters) - Nine-times PGA Tour winner Stuart Appleby has undergone back surgery for a herniated disc and will be out of action indefinitely. Appleby, 43, who has not played since mid-February, has endured back problems for much of his career. "No idea when I'm back as I don't know or anybody knows how long it takes to get 100 percent," he told Reuters. The Australian is one of only six players to have shot 59 on the PGA Tour. He was not exempt for next month's Masters, after finishing 31st on the tour's points list last year. The top 30 clinched invitations to Augusta. ...
  • Walker takes four-shot lead at windy Texas Open (Reuters)

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    (Reuters) - American Jimmy Walker shot a three-under-par 69 to open up a four-shot lead as winds returned to vex players at the Texas Open in San Antonio on Saturday. Walker, who led by one after 36 holes, shared the lead with fellow Texan Jordan Spieth at the turn before a late surge took him to nine-under-par 207. "It's a tough golf course," said Walker, who won the Sony Open in Hawaii in January and is aiming for his fifth PGA Tour title. "You definitely want to find a way to extend the lead, but you have to be smart about it." Walker took a bogey at the par-four 12th when his tee shot…
  • Kevin Sutherland takes Champions Tour lead (The Associated Press)

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Kevin Sutherland birdied three of the final six holes Saturday for a 5-under 67 and the second-round lead in the Champions Tour's Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. ''I didn't have a stance and the ball's plugged,'' Sutherland said. Just ended up in a bad spot but was able to make the best of it.'' Sutherland, the one-time PGA Tour winner who shot the first 59 in Champions Tour history last year in Endicott, New York, chipped in for birdie from behind the 12th green and birdied Nos. He had a two-stroke lead over 2011 MGRC champ Tom Lehman, but he doesn't have the ''hangover'' from a record…
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  • NASCAR Martinsville preview: Chase Elliott set to make anticipated Sprint Cup debut

    Jordan Bianchi
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    In preparation for next season when he replaces Jeff Gordon, Chase Elliott makes his Sprint Cup Series debut Sunday. On the spectrum of debuts the anticipation falls short of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s, whose premier series arrival came accompanied with a "Countdown to E-Day" promotion. And it's fair to surmise Danica Patrick's first NASCAR race was eagerly awaited. But while he may be lacking a countdown clock like Earnhardt or worldwide name recognition as Patrick, don't let that diminish the significance of Chase Elliott beginning his Sprint Cup career Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. Ask around…
  • Your 2015 NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture and tiebreaker guide

    SB Nation NBA Staff
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:09 am
    Tiebreakers are complicated. The East playoff picture is still far from resolved. Let us help out. While the playoff picture in the East is not as complicated to read as it is in the West, there are still some spots that have not been decidedly claimed yet, especially at the bottom. After offering you a Guide to the West Tiebreakers, we now bring you the Eastern Conference version of it. It lays out the tiebreakers that will be used if two teams in the playoff picture finish the season with identical records and explains who is currently in a preferred position in each. We will update…
  • Your 2015 NBA Western Conference Playoff Picture and Tiebreaker Guide

    SB Nation NBA Staff
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    Tiebreakers are complicated. The West playoff picture is complicated. Let us help out. The NBA playoff picture in the Western Conference is quite hazy beyond the Warriors at No. 1. In an effort to set the table for the stretch run, we've provided this Guide to the West Tiebreakers. It lays out the tiebreakers that will be used if two teams in the playoff picture finish the season with identical records, and explains who is currently in a preferred position in each. We will update this each morning to reflect the current situation. Last updated: After games played 3/28/2015. The Thunder pick…
  • 2015 NASCAR at Martinsville Speedway race day weather forecast

    Brian Neudorff
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    NASCAR race day weather forecast for Martinsville Speedway. More sunshine Sunday but how cool will it be? Saturday was a chilly day at Martinsville Speedway but at least we had sunshine and more sunshine is expected for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Sunday. While it will remain cool it will be a little warmer. Temperatures will be in the upper 40s to the low 50s. While not the same weather as we had during the west coast swing, at least it's not rain. Please follow me on Twitter @NASCAR_WXMAN and like me on Facebook for the latest Weather updates through the weekend. Conditions in Ridgeway,…
  • Brazil vs. Chile 2015: Time, TV schedule, streaming and more

    Conor Dowley
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:59 am
    Chile have been very good under Jorge Sampaoli, but they'll be sorely tested against the sheer quality of talent Brazil can bring to bear. This may "just" be a friendly, but make no mistake: these two teams both desperately want to win this match. As two of the best national teams in South America, both Brazil and Chile want to try to get a leg up on the other as the Copa America approaches this summer. Brazil will be looking to extend their already-impressive seven match win streak, fresh off a 3-1 blasting of France in Paris, with captain and chief goalscorer Neymar riding some incredible…
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    Golf Girl's Diary

  • A Timely Auction of Masters Memorabilia and Vintage Golf Collectibles

    Patricia Hannigan
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    The month of March is on the wane and Masters week is fast approaching.  A select group of golf fans will soon be heading to Augusta, while many others look forward to viewing parties and local Masters events... or maybe just a relaxing weekend on the couch, taking in televised views of lush green fairways and trying out the occasional introspective Jim Nantz impression. The social networks are alive with Masters chatter as final plans are being made, and desperate fans look for a last minute ticket... or two.  And with all this anticipation of the imminent April orgy of azaleas and…
  • In Town & On Course With A Marvelous, Multi-Tasking Little Black Dress

    Patricia Hannigan
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:47 pm
     The LBD, a staple in the city, can work just as well on the golf course. This one from TheDailyLook is a perfect multi-tasker.Here in New England, we're finally emerging from what seemed like an interminable winter, and for most of us frost-bitten Yankees, Spring can't come quickly enough.  In fact, I'm guessing there'll be a record number of northerners taking Spring Breaks over the next several weeks as even the most die-hard snow bunnies seek to enjoy a prelude to the kind of balmy days and blossoming landscapes that won't grace our region till the end of April. If…
  • Sleep Awareness Week - Catching Up With LPGA Golfer Nicole Jeray

    Patricia Hannigan
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:57 pm
    When it comes to athletic performance... particularly in a sport like golf... an ample amount of good quality sleep is an essential element. Because concentration, coordination, focus and energy are dependent on the regular acquisition of adequate Zs.That's what makes professional golfer, Nicole Jeray's story so extraordinary.  The naturally athletic Illinois native began playing golf at age 11. She quickly excelled at the sport and it wasn't long before she was being encouraged to aim for a professional golf career."I had a lot of success on my way to becoming a…
  • The Masters: An Historic Event, An Iconic Course, A Coveted Ticket

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

    Patricia Hannigan
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Just a few of my favorite golf logos                                                via Patricia Hannigan on PinterestThe silhouette of a golfer with the scales of justice suspended from his iron... a wicker-topped flagstick set against a tuft of Scotch Broom... and a scotty dog decked out in red argyle: These are three of my favorite golf logos. Though, truth be told, I have lots of favorite golf logos.Some are refreshingly whimsical while others feature more traditional…
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  • VIDEO: Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Jack Nicklaus

    The Armchair Golfer
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    ONLY SEVEN ATHLETES HAVE BEEN AWARDED the Congressional Gold Medal, including three golfers: Byron Nelson, Arnold Palmer and, on Tuesday, Jack Nicklaus.As the Washington Post reported, "The award honors those 'who have performed an achievement that has an impact on American history and culture that is likely to be recognized as a major achievement in the recipient’s field long after the achievement.'"That certainly fits the Golden Bear.The above video is the entire ceremony, nearly 90 minutes long. There are several speeches, but the ones to skip to are Jack's at 1:06 and son Jackie's at…
  • Golf on TV: Valero Texas Open, Kia Classic, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, Trophee Hassan II

    The Armchair Golfer
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:05 pm
    The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.The PGA TOUR shifts to the Lone Star State for the Valero Texas Open, the first of two events remaining before the Masters.The LPGA Tour stages the final event prior to its first major of the season with the Kia Classic in Southern California, as Lydia Ko leads a strong field that includes 18 of the top-20 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings.Miguel Angel Jimenez will try for his third straight Champions Tour win in as many starts on U.S. soil this week, as he joins Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie at the…
  • The Man Who Made the Masters

    The Armchair Golfer
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    This is the first in a series on Clifford Roberts, the co-founder of Augusta National Golf Club and the chairman of the Masters Tournament from 1934 to 1976.By John CoyneCopyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission.FROM THE HILLSIDE AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL one looks into a natural amphitheater and across a landscape of interlacing fairways and greens, golden sand and blue-green stately pines. The old Berckman’s nursery fills smooth valleys and soft hills to the far edges of Amen Corner with a maze of color: azalea, dogwood, and redbud. In so many ways, this ancient acreage…
  • South Korean Ladies Dominate Ladies Tour

    The Armchair Golfer
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    "THE LPGA OUGHT TO THINK ABOUT setting up a satellite office in Seoul," wrote's Randall Mell on Sunday night. "South Koreans are looking determined to own this year in women's golf."I hadn't thought about it, but Mell is right, serving up the plain facts a la Joe Friday: "South Koreans or South Korean-born players have won all six LPGA events staged this year."Hyo Joo KimThe most recent winner was Hyo Joo Kim at the JTBC Founders Cup in Phoenix. Kim fired a 67 in the final round to beat American Stacy Lewis by three shots. Kim is 19, "part of a gifted wave of young South…
  • Matt 'Back-to-Back' Every

    The Armchair Golfer
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:49 am
    Matt EveryMATT EVERY LIKES BAY HILL. With a sparkling 66 including a dramatic birdie on the final green, Every clinched his second PGA Tour win and second consecutive victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He is the third repeat champion at Arnie's place.Meanwhile, 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson groused about being put on the clock for slow play in the final round. Two 3-putt greens on the closing holes hurt the Swede, who finished second."I wasn't in the right frame of mind on a few of those putts, and it cost me," Stenson said.The winner, whose middle name is "King" according to…
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  • Antonio Murdaca meets with Greg Norman ahead of Masters

    Aussie Golfer
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:46 pm
    Antonio Murdaca and Qantas Golf Club members get a special lesson from The Great White Shark. Not long after Antonio Murdaca convincingly won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and earn himself a berth in the 2015 Masters Tournament, Greg Norman offered his congratulations to the rising star of Australian golf. @SharkGregNorman Thanks so much Mr Norman, means a lot! Hope to have a have a hit with you sometime, would be amazing.
  • Aaron Baddeley holes out from the tee for miraculous birdie!

    Aussie Golfer
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Aaron Baddeley makes the birdie of the year at the Valero Texas Open. View image | Aaron Baddeley has arguably carded the best birdie of 2015 at the par-4 17th hole at TPC San Antonio during the opening round of the Valero Texas Open. A wild opening tee shot saw his ball soar off left into the trees. Forced to take an unplayable penalty, Baddeley reloaded from the tee, Baddeley again tried to hit the green and this time was far more successful.
  • Phil Mickelson breaks his club during bunker shot: video

    Aussie Golfer
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    A struggling Phil Mickelson snaps his club at the Valero Texas Open. Phil Mickelson isn’t having the best start to 2015. In his five tournaments, he’s finished no better than a tie for 17th place and has twice missed the cut. During his opening round of the Valero Texas Open, Mickelson was forced to play a difficult fairway bunker shot at the par-4 12th hole at TPC San Antonio. At impact, the club head snaps off, “What the heck!?”.
  • Family Guy shows us the frustrations of golf: video

    Aussie Golfer
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    The animated TV Show Family Guy featured golf in the show recently and this clip has been doing the rounds. The short feature is a lot less controversial than previous golf clips on Family Guy (like this and this), and I’m sure most of us can relate to this in some way or another. Thanks to GolfLink for spotting this one.
  • Jason Day on golf and family life: video

    Aussie Golfer
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:52 pm
    Jason Day is improving his golf game while juggling family life at the same time. The PGA Tour have put together this great video that gives you a behind the scenes look at the tour life of Jason Day while bringing up his young son, Dash. As Day says in the piece, his game is slowly improving. And on top of a game that was already pretty good, Day is almost a sure thing to be around the top of the leaderboard in each tournament he starts these days.
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  • Q&A Webinar On Golf

    28 Mar 2015 | 4:27 am
    In this webinar, you asked questions – we gave our thoughts.  Thanks to all that participated, some great questions were asked and hopefully… Some solid answers!  
  • Sometimes It Is The Arrow and Not The Archer

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:22 am
    In this weeks webinar, we discuss the importance of club fitting.  Having a properly fitted club is mostly overlooked by golfers of higher handicaps.  ALL of the best college and professional players have their clubs FIT to them!
  • How to Train Using a Mirror When Practicing Your Golf Swing

    7 Mar 2015 | 7:49 am
    In this weeks webinar we discuss, and show you, how to use a mirror when you are practicing your golf swing.  The mirror replaces the video camera and should be used when developing a new process in your swing.  The key is doing the drill(s) SLOWLY!  
  • How To Use Noodles As A Training Aid

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

    21 Feb 2015 | 6:57 am
    In this webinar we talk about “Old School vs New School” golf instruction.  
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    Golf Babes

  • Skipping Balls with Blair O'Neal and Kelly Rohrbach

    Golf Babes
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Skipping golf balls across water is one of the traditions at The Masters every year, where golfers try to skip their balls across the pond on Augusta National's 16th hole. But what does it take to pull off the ball-skipping shot? Just how hard is it to accomplish? For the answer, let's turn to the Golf Digest video series called The Sexiest Shots in Golf. Blair O'Neal (above) is one of the
  • Shin-ae Ahn Wins 'Best Dressed' At World Ladies Championship

    Golf Babes
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    Each year at the World Ladies Champions, an LET co-sanctioned tournament in China, public voting is held to determine the best-dressed among all the players entered. In 2015, the winner of the best-dressed award was Shin-ae Ahn. This is what she wore to the players' welcome party: It's a little dark, but here's another look at the same dress, this photo shared by Shin-ae on Instagram: Ahn
  • McKenzie Lyng Branching Out

    Golf Babes
    13 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    McKenzie Lyng - you might know her better by her maiden name, McKenzie Jackson - is branching out into acting. The former Big Break cast member can currently be seen on TV appearing in her first commercial for the skincare product Proactiv. McKenzie is featured in the clip below that stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, and first appears at the 33-second mark: Shorter versions of the commercial, ones
  • Linda Henriksson

    Golf Babes
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    A short video Linda Henriksson posted to one of her social media accounts caught my eye - a coordination drill that she does: Do you think you could do that? As I told Linda on Facebook, I'd probably fall over (or break my shins) if I tried. But, according to Linda, "You should try! It's not as complicated as it looks!" So if you want to work on your hand-eye coordination, give this drill a
  • Virginia Tech Coach Carol Robertson Makes 2 Aces in 3 Holes

    Golf Babes
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Most golfers go our entire lives without a hole-in-one. But Carol Robertson recently made two - not just in the same round, but in the first five holes of her round! Robertson is the head coach of the women's golf team at Virginia Tech, a team that Robertson is putting together for its first-ever season, the 2015-16 season. The Hokies decided in 2013 to add the program, and its first
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  • How to Get Started Playing Golf

    Karissa Kennedy
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:31 pm
    One of the greatest things about the game of golf is that you can start playing it at any age and in any stage of life and there is always fun to be had, and challenges to be conquered. For … View More ►
  • Golf Heath Tips

    Karissa Kennedy
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:55 am
    Golf may not be a sport many associate with cardio exercise. But did you know that same sport offers numerous health benefits? So, in case you need one more reason to hit the course or new excuses to give your … View More ►
  • 5 Easy Ways to Get Ready for Golf Season

    Karissa Kennedy
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:46 am
    Spring is officially here, and if you’re like us, the cold days of winter may have taken a toll on your game. It’s time to get back into playing shape so that you can take full advantage of the wonderful … View More ►
  • 6 Arnold Palmer Signature Courses You Can Play

    Karissa Kennedy
    19 Mar 2015 | 1:43 am
    Very few people have influenced the game of golf quite like “The King,” Mr. Arnold Palmer. Arguably the most beloved golfer of all time, as well as an astute businessman and philanthropist, Palmer has hosted the PGA TOUR’s Arnold Palmer … View More ►
  • Have a Lucky St. Patrick’s Day

    Lauren Whalley
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    It’s St. Patrick’s Day and we hope the luck o’ the Irish is on your side today. We hope you’re so lucky that every green slants toward the hole and that shot through the trees actually works the way you … View More ►
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    Grouchy Golf Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Don’t Let Back Pain Cost You a Stroke

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
      Once you hit the 30 year-old mark, inevitably you’re going to start experiencing some back pain. There are just a few parts of our bodies that weren’t built properly, and the back certainly falls in that category. Back pain doesn’t need to be the downfall of your handicap, though. There’s no need to ‘Pull a Tiger‘ and bow out of the round. As long as you prepare properly and manage your back pain according to this advice, you shouldn’t even have to shed a stroke off your round. 1. Take the Torque Off Your Back We all like the crush the ball off…
  • UK Golfers, You’re in Luck

    10 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    Links Golf Course, Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius – photo taken from UK golfers, you’re in luck!, a UK based holiday provider specialising in luxury bespoke package holidays to a variety of exotic destinations, aimed at the discerning traveller, is offering Travelling Golfer’s readers two holiday discount codes to be used for your summer holiday booking when you purchase a package holiday with them. There are six golf resorts from the Middle East to the Indian Ocean available from for you and your family to choose from to have a nice…
  • 2015 Golf Events Calendar

    8 Jan 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Click the image above or the following link for a calendar of 2015 Golf Events from Funciton 18: 2015 Golf Events Calendar (the PDF will open in a new window) Post from: Travelling Golfer2015 Golf Events Calendar © Mike for Travelling Golfer, 2015. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: 2015 Golf Events
  • 2014 Ryder Cup Infographic

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    Infographic Courtesy of Function 18 Post from: Travelling Golfer2014 Ryder Cup Infographic © Mike for Travelling Golfer, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: golf infographic, Ryder Cup
  • Rory McIlroy Infographic – Open Champion 2014

    7 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Credit: Post from: Travelling GolferRory McIlroy Infographic – Open Champion 2014 © Mike for Travelling Golfer, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to Post tags: golf infographics, Rory McIlroy
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  • THE SQUEEZE Official Trailer

    Rob Hayashida
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:24 am
    THE SQUEEZE is a caper about a notorious gambler who discovers a modest young man in a small rural town with uncommon golf skills. Seeing his potential, the gambler convinces him to abandon his dreams of winning the US Open and start playing in high-stakes matches. They don’t lose. The stakes grow higher and higher until the game becomes “life or death.” THE SQUEEZE was written, directed and produced by Terry Jastrow. Terry is a 7 time Emmy Award Winner, Producer/Director of more major championships than anyone (22) and a member Texas Golf Hall of Fame. The movie will be…
  • Hands-On: Footjoy Hyperflex Golf Shoes

    Rob Hayashida
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    We gave you a sneak peek at the new Footjoy Hyperflex golf shoe back in December, and we finally got our hands on the soon to be released Hyperflex golf shoe. The Footjoy Hyperflex has quite the runner shoes look and feel, and you can see where they took the inspiration from the Leonard P. Zakim bridge with with mesh pattern called FlexGrid. The most striking feature of the new HYPERFLEX golf shoe is the upper. Most athletic shoes are constructed with soft, mesh upper materials that are ideal for running and activities that don’t require a lot of lateral movement. However, for FJ’s…
  • Odyssey Golf Introduces Odyssey Works Putters

    Rob Hayashida
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    Odyssey Golf today unveiled its new line of Odyssey Works putters, which combines its White Hot insert with ultra thin stainless mesh and a patented Metal-X roll pattern, to create a new roll technology called Fusion RX Insert. The Fusion RX Insert in the Odyssey Works putter line is meant to help the golf ball roll faster and prevent skidding, which can help you sink more putts. The Odyssey Works putters will be available on January 30, 2015 and will be available in multiple variations, including the company’s major-winning Versa alignment,and Tour-proven head shapes like the #1 Wide…
  • Nike Golf Releases Nike Lunar Control 3 Golf Shoe

    Rob Hayashida
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    Nike Golf is laser-focused on gaining athlete insights to innovate with one thought in mind: Make everything better so golf athletes can perform at their best. The new Nike Lunar Control 3 shoe is no exception. Nike designers incorporated feedback from Rory McIlroy, the No. 1 golfer in the world, and created the ultimate lightweight performance golf shoe that is more stable and comfortable while maintaining lightweight control. McIlroy and fellow Nike Golf athletes debuted the new Nike Lunar Control 3 this week at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates back in November…
  • Callaway Golf Introduces Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Woods and Hybrids

    Rob Hayashida
    2 Jan 2015 | 8:55 am
    Today Callaway Golf introduced the new Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Woods that adjust spin control and trajectory for the ball flight golfers want to play. Callaway also announced today the Big Bertha Alpha 815 Hybrids, complete distance hybrids for better players. About Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Woods The Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 815 Fairway Woods are designed for ball speed and forgiveness at every impact location, especially on misses low on the face, from a Forged Hyper Speed Face Cup. They also have adjustable weights (3g and 30g) that can be used to move the weight…
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  • Book Review: "Your Short Game Solution"

    17 Mar 2015 | 4:03 pm
    If I was 15 again, I would want to travel into the future... read, and make notes of, this great instruction manual "Your Short Game Solution" as taught by James Sieckmann.. For me, the short game is the most important foundation you can have in golf. Drive for show....putt for dough. Well, in this case it is chip for dough, and this book is critical in the learning process.This book allows you to experience the flaws and fixes at your own pace, with illustrations of the right way and wrong way to address any "flaw" that the book describes as "fatal". So, when you get to Chapter 5, get…
  • Book Review: 'The Wichita Kid: a Caddies's Story'

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

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

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

    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    I recently read How to Become a Scratch Golfer written by humorist Patrick Campbell. Written in the 60's, this Irish columnist for the London Times has a biting wit that takes the stuffinest out of golf.This tongue-and-cheek look at what one needs to do to become a "Scratchman" is a very funny read, that suggests that golf for amateurs across the pond has the same satirical wit as it does in the States.Chapter 6 is alone worth the read as it describes of how one must fake-it-to-make-it-mentality in golf...and realizing that not much has changed in today's terms.You can find this book and…
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  • Best Masters Golf Pool 2015

    Sean Crogie
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:31 pm
    With the Masters 10 days away I like to figure out which golf pools I'm going to be testing my luck with winning the much coveted cash prizes. With so many out there I always seem to come back to my friend Seamus Maher annual Masters Pool. He gets lots of golf fans, it's only $20 and it's easy to enter. He also has two other pools that start with the Masters.The top 70 ranked players from the tournament field will be selected and divided into 4 performance groups based on World Tour Rankings. You select 1 payer from each performance group.The Contest is stroke play, meaning the aggregate…
  • Snedeker finally changes Bridgestone irons, makes incredible shot at Bay Hill - Video

    Sean Crogie
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    Brandt Snedeker has finally changed his four year old Bridgestone J40 irons. Having admitted that: “I don’t like changing equipment.” Sneds has switched to a new set of Bridgestone J15CBs for this weeks Bay Hill Invitational.“Best I hit my irons all year long,” he said, adding that he's hitting his new clubs higher, longer and straighter.Something is clicking for sure as he's finishing up his third round and shooting a 66 and inching closer to the lead.A little luck never hurts either. Snedeker’s incredibly lucky shot at Bay Hill’s 18th hole
  • ECCO Golf Launches Fred Couples ‘Signature Edition 1992’ Commemorative Golf Shoe - Masters 1992 Win

    Sean Crogie
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:03 pm
    ECCO flat out makes great golf shoes and I love the fact they just announced a Freddie Couples 'Signature Edition 1992' model of its Casual Hybrid golf shoes. Designed to commemorate Couples' victory at the 1992 Masters, a limited-edition 1,992 pairs will be available in April at select retail locations.Press ReleaseECCO® Golf Launches Fred Couples ‘Signature Edition 1992’ Commemorative Shoe(MARKHAM, ONTARIO) – Danish company ECCO – a leading manufacturer of innovative footwear – announces that a Fred Couples ‘Signature Edition 1992’ version of its acclaimed Casual Hybrid…
  • Rory Throws Club Into Water - Diver Fishes It Out

    Sean Crogie
    7 Mar 2015 | 7:08 pm
    Probably not the best example for the young golfer on golf etiquette. Rory McIlroy sends his 3-iron in the lake on the par 5 No. 8 at Trump National Doral after hitting his second shot in the water. What`s your opinion? He did manage to salvage his round with a 2 under round of seventy and a T11. A diver managed to fish out Rory`s 3-iron, bonus!“Felt good at the time,” McIlroy said. “Look, I just let frustration get the better of me. It was heat of the moment, and I mean, if it had been any other club I probably wouldn’t have but I didn’t need a 3-iron for the rest of the round so I…
  • Lydia Ko Gets A Tattoo To Celebrate First Win

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

    Cactus Dave
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:43 pm
     Everyone knows -- even short hitters know -- that the short game is where they lose most strokes.This is a book for someone serious about overcoming that, er, shortcoming . . . Through a new theory of the short wedge shot -- which the author calls "A Finesse Swing" --, an attitudinal adjustment, and a rigorous, if not necessarily lengthy practice regimen, Sieckmann offers a cohesive & coherent plan. His swing theory is difficult to summarize, and his students have described it as "awkward, at first", so like so much golf instruction, this is the kind of thing that would ruin…
  • My New Book on Golfing Tips

    Cactus Dave
    22 Jan 2014 | 10:34 am
    My New Book on Golfing Tips You may not know it but I have been very busy over the past 2 years putting my thoughts and ideas together in a book about Golf.  I am very proud of the results and in order to market the publication, I am asking friends and family to be the first to own a copy. Here is the Table of Contents from my new book, "Winning Golf Strategies", which I believe gives the reader valuable playing tips and insider information that I have gained through my own years of experience in the game and observations of golfing partners. Table Of Contents   Chapter 1 - How to…
  • Shooting Golfers Illegal, Even in Nevada

    Cactus Dave
    20 Oct 2013 | 11:51 pm
    NO, Nev. –  A Nevada man accused of shooting a golfer who broke a window at his home with an errant ball has pleaded guilty to a felony charge. Jeff Fleming of Reno entered the plea to battery with a deadly weapon on Thursday in Washoe County District Court. He faces from probation to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine when he's sentenced Dec. 12. The golfer was unable to find his ball and was doing a drop shot on the 16th hole of the Lakeridge Golf Course in September 2012 when Fleming approached and fired a single shot at him with a shotgun, prosecutors said. The golfer was…
  • 5 Questions

    Cactus Dave
    30 Jul 2013 | 11:16 pm
    Per Mr Science . . .   Their emails usually have some interesting content, but this one is truly useful.  I’ve asked each of these questions occasionally, and often got decision-changing answers.  Now it’s going to be my checklist.  And I also like to ask how easy it is to walk, if they allow walking.  I don’t walk courses any more whose names contain the words “hills”, “mountain”, or “ridge”, unless they would tell me it’s not a difficult one to walk.     Mr Science...    P.S. That…
  • Intersection of Law & Golf

    Cactus Dave
    27 Jun 2013 | 12:07 am
    "The golfer is responsible for making sure that other golfers are out of the way before they hit," said Robert Lang, a New York-based lawyer who has handled dozens of golf-related cases. "Yes, it's true they aren't responsible for hitting someone one or two holes away because they slice a ball, but if you're on the tee and someone is near the green of the hole you are aiming at and you hit that person, you're liable."
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  • Contest! – Win MyGolfSpy’s 2015 Most Wanted Driver ($1500 Prize Package)

    Tony Covey
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:34 pm
    THE LARGEST, UNBIASED, DATA-BASED DRIVER TEST EVER PERFORMED IN THE GOLF INDUSTRY. Launches Monday. Monday you will get the performance you deserve. But today, you pick who you think is going to win.  Pick all the winners and you walk away with part of a prize pack valued at over $1500.  The winner will walk away with $500 Cash + The 2015 Most Wanted Driver. So, who are you picking? Power To The Player Our testing procedures were significantly expanded. Our test included more golfers, more drivers, and more data than ever before.  28 drivers have been put to the ultimate test.  20…
  • Giveaway! - 2015 SuperStroke Grips

    Dave Wolfe
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Win SuperStroke Swag Want to win something form SuperStroke’s 2015 line? We have a couple of prize opportunities at the end of the article. By Dave Wolfe SuperStroke - Now Available EVERYWHERE SuperStroke is arguably the golf equipment success story of the past five years. Sure, some other companies like Callaway and Wilson Staff have improved their position in the golf market, but nobody has basically come out of nowhere to the extent that SuperStroke has. In the span of just a couple of years, SuperStroke has gone from a small company making a couple of oversized grips, to a company with…
  • Callaway’s Hand Slapped Over Misleading Marketing

    Tony Covey
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Written By: Tony Covey It appears that Callaway has once again been called out for what somebody considers deceptive marketing practices. As was reported in Thursday's Daily Pulse, Callaway is replacing all of its Big Bertha and XR iron marketing collateral, which features its Up to 2 Clubs Longer claim, with new material that bills the iron sets as offering Distance Where You Need It Distance. Where You Need It. It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it. It's not as bold as Up to 2 Clubs Longer, but I like it just the same. Here We Go Again This isn't the first time in recent memory…
  • First Look: Adams Golf blue Driver

    Tony Covey
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    Fresh from the USGA's conforming clubs list, here's your first look at the upcoming blue driver from Adams Golf. When the time comes for Adams to start talk about blue, I think you're going to find the brand messaging very different that what you're accustomed to. Frankly, I can't wait to see what you think of where the company is headed. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on what you see here.
  • “All I know is Golf.”

    Tony Covey
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    My name is Adam Beach and all I know is golf. This place, this site, it's more than just a business to me, it truly is an expression of who I am and what I believe in, down to my core.  I feel the work I do is a reflection of who I am and the idea behind the work I do is more important than the work itself. You see, I don't actually see myself in the golf business at all, I am in the business of caring.  You, the reader/golf consumer challenge me everyday to get it right.  I take pride in being morally sound and looking out for you, in fact I lose sleep over it.  It drives me nuts to…
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    Scot Duke

  • In Business Not All Things Have to Be Business

    Scot Duke
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    I had one of my Google+ followers ask me a question I have not been asked in awhile.   Why does doing business always have to be so business like?    I thought I would jot down my thoughts on the answer while it is fresh on my mine. Now, as most of you know, I also blog about Golf over at the Mr Business Golf blog.  Since this question came from the business world and from a young business executive I took the opportunity to approach the answer to this question by explaining what I have found to put the Fun back into doing business…which of course is Business Golf. Life is far too…
  • Saturday Thoughts: How Do Today’s Musicians Become Popular?

    Scot Duke
    14 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    There is absolutely no doubt that I have been around for awhile.  For those who know me and following me they know this to be true.   What this means is I have seen a lot stuff and seen the same stuff come and go.  This includes Music and millions of musicians who are part of bands. I focus mainly with Rock music since it has much more of a Street Feel than what people say Street Music is which brings me to what my thought was for today..How do the different types of music and the musicians who play the music get categorized?  How do today’s bands become popular and why are we told…
  • Why Businesses Fear Google+

    Scot Duke
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:50 am
    Ask any group of business owners if they use Google+ and three out of five wills say… Yes, but not I’m sure I know what I am doing when I am there.  The other two business usually will say.. What is Google+? Obviously, Google has not done a very good job marketing Google+..or Google Plus which has resulted in so many business having a Fear of Google+.  This lack of Google marketing, or clearly communicating what Google+ offers a business, has placed a question mark in the mines of most businesses.  The question of what Google+ is leads businesses to develop a fear of…
  • Don’t Give Up On Video Marketing

    Scot Duke
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:09 am
    Business owners come to us nearly everyday asking if we can produce a Viral Video!  OH, if they only knew what goes into producing a Viral Video, they would just go for the real digital marketing strategy that works better than a Viral Video. Most digital marketing strategy clearly indicate a need for videos to to be produced to market a business’ product or services.  However, 80% of these businesses needing straight forward digital marketing are part of the growing number of businesses who are ONLY after producing the elusive ‘Viral Video’. Yes, there are a lot of…
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  • What's The Deal with Counter Balanced Putters? -

    SeeMore Admin
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    What's The Deal with Counter Balanced Putters? written by: Sean Crogie  Follow Sean on Twitter @OttawaGolfBlog Did anyone really know what a counter balanced putter was before a few years ago? I sure didn’t. Justin Rose winning the U.S. Open at Merion Country Club in 2013 opened my eyes for sure and opened up a lot of pros eyes up with the impending anchoring ban in 2016. We love to emulate our favourite pro golfers and use the equipment they use including their putters.  If pros are using CB putters then why not us amateurs. We need the help too, right? has the best…
  • SeeMore Giant FGP Putter Review (by @hackersparadise)

    SeeMore Admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:28 am
    SeeMore Giant FGP Review by by Dan E. It is one thing to have a giant release from a company, yet another thing entirely for that release to be, well, GIANT!  SeeMore has recently introduced their Giant FGP, an incredible take on the ever popular FGP putter and they are incorporating greater MOI, an easier to square face, and a larger sweet spot for golfers who may struggle with the perfect stroke.  Between the hype surrounding the release around the PGA Show and the interest from tour players, intrigue lead the way as this putter review began. Increased MOI and Sweet…
  • Zach Johnson (FGP Black SS tour) curls in a 22-foot birdie putt at Arnold Palmer -

    SeeMore Admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:25 am
    short commercial before video Click HERE to watch - In the final round of the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, Zach Johnson’s arching putt from 22 feet rolls in for birdie on the par-4 5th hole. Share with FRIENDS below --->>
  • Zach Johnson (FGP Black SS tour) makes birdie at Arnold Palmer

    SeeMore Admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:54 am
    short commercial before video Click HERE to Watch - In the second of the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, Zach Johnson hits his 50-yard approach shot on the par-5 4th hole to 9 feet then converts the putt for birdie. Click here to access free PGA TOUR Radio play-by-play coverage and talk programming Share with Friends BELOW -->>
  • Russell Knox (PTM1 Black Tour) approach sets-up birdie at Arnold Palmer

    SeeMore Admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    short commercial before video Click HERE to Watch - In the second of the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, Russell Knox hits his 59-yard approach shot on the par-5 4th hole to 6 feet then pours in the putt for birdie. Click here to access free PGA TOUR Radio play-by-play coverage and talk programming Share with Friends BELOW --->>
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  • Steven Bowditch finds inspiration ahead of Texas Open title defence

    Brian O'Hare
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    2015 Texas Valero Open Leaderboard: TV Times   Steven Bowditch will be hoping to have that trophy in his hands again this year STEVEN BOWDITCH defends his debut US PGA Tour title at the Texas Valero Open at the TPC San Antonio this week and is hoping the spotlight spurs a surge in form. The 31 year old Aussie was ecstatic to win the title last year but things have been a little meagre since then. He’s drawing on the example of America’s Matt Every, who was in a very similar position form wise last week before coming home down the stretch Sunday to successfully defend his Arnold…
  • 2015 European Tour: Trophee Hassan 11: Leaderboard

    Brian O'Hare
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:55 pm
    Aussie golfer Wade Ormsby should feel perfectly at home playing in the backyard of the King of Morocco’s palace this week. WET weather wiped out the European Tour event in Madeira last week but hopefully things will be a little sunnier this week in Morocco. The tour arrives at the Golf Du Palais Royal in Agadir for the Trophee Hassan 11. The venue is a links-style Robert Trent Jones Sr-designed course in a stunning location. It runs along the Atlantic Ocean and is basically in the back yard of the home of the host, the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI. Aussies love a backyard game of anything,…
  • Matt Jones third at Arnie’s place as Every takes back to back title

    Brian O'Hare
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:22 pm
    MATT JONES stormed home at the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational to finish just two strokes behind back to back winner Matt Every on Sunday. Jones started the final round at the Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando three strokes behind overnight leader Henrik Stenson. After treading water on the opening nine, the 34 year old Sydney golfer birdied 12 and then had three straight from 15, just as those in front of him were stalling. In the end Every (66) birdied the last to made it to the clubhouse at 19-under with Stenson (70) falling one short and Jones (68) on 17-under. On the back nine Jones…
  • Head west, middle aged man! – to some great new Legends Tour Pro-Ams

    Larry Canning
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Larry Canning is looking forward to heading out to a new Australian PGA Legends Tour Pro-Am circuit in south western NSW. He’s urging amateur golfers to join in for what should be a brilliant week. The 3rd Hole at Cootamundra Country Club I USED used to love packing the car with my clubs, luggage and hopefully enough humility to fit in with the locals, so I could head out west to the NSW Country Pro-Am circuit. The courses are always way better than most people think and the drive really interesting and different. But it’s the people who make it such a great trip … they are the…
  • World’s top golfers line up for Bay Hill

    Brian O'Hare
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:08 pm
    2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational Preview: Leaderboard BUBBA WATSON was a late withdrawal but the rest of the world’s top five ranked golfers line up for the 2015 Arnold Palmer Invitational this week and that includes Aussies Adam Scott and Jason Day. World No.1 Rory McIlroy leads the troupe and despite a hiccup in missing the cut at the Honda Classic recently will no doubt be looking to hone his game three weeks out from the Masters. McIlroy is playing Palmer’s event for the first time and it will also be his final competitive outing before attempting a career Grand Slam at the Masters in…
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  • Shoulder Motion In Golf Swing

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    What I want to talk about with you today is the motion of your shoulders and your swing. And remember, all my videos are all about feel, it’s not really instruction, it’s how you should feel through your golf swing. And the response I’ve gotten from my subscribers is pretty amazing, really. They’ve never really been described the feel of anything. And I’m a feel golfer so hopeful these videos will help you. So what I want you to think about when you’re in your golf posture, picture you’re on a rotisserie. So you’ve got a rod going through the…
  • Improve Your Golf Swing Width With This Simple Exercise

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

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

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

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

    Brian Keogh
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    John McLaren, far right, on Sky Sports on Saturday. Picture via Luke Donald is contemplating adding the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to his schedule, his caddie told Sky Sports on Saturday.John McLaren, sporting a pair of his trademark socks during his studio appearance for the Texas Valero Open coverage, said a visit to Royal County Down the week after the BMW PGA at Wentworth was looming large on the agenda.A former world No 1, Donald is now 48th in the world and has;t played in the Irish Open since it was sponsored by Nissan in 2004.He was 22nd behind Brett…
  • Lowry struggles in Texas, Power shines in Louisiana, Selfridge blooms at Azalea

    Brian Keogh
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Jimmy Walker PGA Tour — Shane Lowry was far from his best as he posted a three over 75 to slip another seven places to tied 54th in the Valero Texas Open.The Offaly man is seven over par and a massive 16 shots behind the impressive local hero Jimmy Walker, who birdied the 18th for a 69 to open up a four-shot lead over Jordan Spieth (71) at JW Marriott TPC San Antonio.Lowry started on the 10th and went out in level par, mixing two birdies with two bogeys.But he got frustrated on the run home and a cold putter didn't help as he bogeyed the first,…
  • Galbraith produces key round to keep Ireland in the hunt

    Brian Keogh
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Whitehead's John-Ross Galbraith. Picture courtesy Asociacion Argentina de Golf Irish champion John-Ross Galbraith kept Ireland's hopes of winning the Southern Cross Invitational alive with a gutsy third round performance in Argentina.As Jack Hume crashed to an 80, losing a four shot lead in the individual tournament to end the day nine strokes behind Romain Langasque of France in seventh place, Ireland slipped from the lead to one behind France in the team standings at Nordelta Golf Club near Buenos Aires.Galbraith had failed to produce a counting score over the first two days, but his level…
  • Disciplined Phelan just one back in Hassan Trophy race

    Brian Keogh
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Richie Ramsay is co-leader in Morocco. Picture © Getty Images Kevin Phelan might have taken 26 hours to get to the course but he now has a chance making the long trip worthwhile by clinching his first tour win in Morocco.The 24-year old Mount Juliet touring professional  bogeyed the 18th for the second day running but he's still delighted with his position, just a shot behind a trio of co-leaders in Richie Ramsay, Andrew McArthur and Romain Wattel on six under par after a two under 70.The former Walker Cup star was three under for the day and bogey free before that dropped shot at the…
  • Form players a Masters threat to McIlroy says McGinley; left-handers also dangerous

    Brian Keogh
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Paul McGinley speak on Golf Channel on Friday Paul McGinley admitted that Rory McIlroy's indifferent Masters record, the form of a string of top players and the recent dominance of the left-handers will make it tough for him to win his third straight major and his first green jacket at Augusta National.Speaking as an analyst for Golf Channel, the 2014 European Ryder Cup captain said: "Rory's record at Augusta isn't stellar and there are a lot of players on form. We've just spoken about Jordan (Spieth) and Jimmy (Walker) playing great and (Henrik) Stenson is showing a lot…
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  • Guest Post: What Turns Women On — To Golf

    29 Mar 2015 | 2:44 am
    This is the 2nd of a 3 week series of posts on Women in Golf  by Jim Lee of BC Golf. Probably most women would agree that most men don’t know what turns women on. In my case its (mostly) true, but it depends if you are asking my wife. So I’m going to restrict my comments in this blog to golf – or more precisely - why women and men play golf and what they get from participating in the game. If you are going to market any product or service to people, its important to understand the reasons for purchasing the product. For most products, its pretty simple – its a cleaning product,…
  • Guest Post: Where have all the Women Golfers Gone?

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    This spring a women's golf club near and dear to my heart (Golf Fore Gals) closed its doors. Sadly, like in many parts of the world, women's golf in BC is on the decline.  I have struggled to figure out how to turn this trend around and turned to a colleague of mine from British Columbia Golf to understand the facts and potential future.  This is the first of a 3 week series* on Women in Golf by Jim Lee of BC Golf. Participation of Women in Golf in BC British Columbia Golf has been tracking and reporting on changes in the golf market for several years, primarily using data from the Print…
  • Get Your Brain in Your Golf Game

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

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

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

  • Is Tiger Toast?

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

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

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

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

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

  • One Month Golf Coaching Special

    Rob Camacho
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    Ahwatukee, Chandler, Phoenix, Maricopa, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Arizona: Golf lessons update for March 27, 2015: This special offer is for the golfer who is serious about his or her game.  The program is a three hour session of total golf game learning and performance, which meets one time per week for four weeks.  In my opinion: […]
  • Putting Coaching By AZ PGA Golf Coach, Rob Camacho

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

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

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

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

  • Ten Ways To Build Your Confidence Before Every Round of Golf

    David MacKenzie
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    Would you like all my Mental Game Lessons as audio? If so, click here. “Golf is a matter of confidence. If you think you cannot do it, there’s no chance you will.” - Henry Cotton. As golfers we all know that the more confident we feel, the better we play. But what comes first? Do you have to play well to have confidence or are there ways to build confidence no matter how well you’ve been playing recently? In this article, I’m going to show you my top 10 ways to build “inner confidence” (confidence that comes from within) to get you feeling as confident as possible on…
  • Have You Tried The Tour Player Putting Routine?

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

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

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

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

    The Golf Drill Guru
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Adams Golf has been in the dark recently about upcoming releases since their 2014 XTD Line-up. This new driver was just approved by the USGA gives us our first glimpse at whats new in the Adams neck of the woods.  This new driver was tested in both right and left handed in a variety of lofts – 9.5, 10.5 and ...
  • Rory Sets A Nice Example

    The Golf Drill Guru
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by. Rory McIlroy has always been a role-model on the course (off-course activities excluded), for our young and impressionable youth.  His demeanour is rarely anything but professional, focused and dedicated to his game. But who can’t get angry when they go for a par 5 in two and blow it in the water. Definitely deserves ...
  • 5 Ways To Maximize Your Odds At Golf Betting

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

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

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

  • Cadillac Championship Prize Money

    8 Mar 2015 | 3:23 pm
    Cadillac Championship Logo 2015 The Cadillac Championship purse was $9,250,000 for the 2015 tournament at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida. The winner of the 2015 WGC Cadillac Championship, Bubba Watson collected the 1st prize payout of $1,570,000 and 550 FedEx Cup points. In second place J.B. Holmes received $940,000 prize money and in third place Bubba Watson collected $540,000 prize winnings. 2015 Cadillac Championship Payouts The 2015 Cadillac Championship prize money distribution including payouts for each prize winning leaderboard position. PositionPlayersPrize MoneyFedEx Cup…
  • Africa Open 2nd Round Tee Times

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

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:56 am
    Africa Open Golf Challenge Logo 2015 Round 1 of the 2015 Africa Open Golf Championship will be hosted at the East London Golf Club in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa on Thursday 5th March. The Africa Open 1st round tee times have been announced and the tournament is scheduled to start at 6:30 am. 2015 Africa Open Round 1 Tee Times View the full Afria Open 1st round tee times and player pairings. Tee times are displayed in local time. Tee TimesPlayersPlayersPlayers 1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee1st Tee 06:45 AMRichard McevoyDerick PetersenRhys Enoch 06:55 AMJason BarnesKeenan DavidseJared…
  • Cadillac Championship 2nd Round Tee Times

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

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

  • Tour Gives Thumbs Down To Caddie’s Fashion Statement

    Rob Harris
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    By: Rob Harris PGA Tour caddie Duane Bock makes no claim that he belongs on the cover of GQ. At the same time, he believes the Tour unfairly has targeted the shorts he was wearing at Bay Hill last weekend–and, as he claims, for the previous fourteen tournaments. According to Bock, the Tour’s complaint about their color sounds mysteriously suspect  since he is one of the 167 caddies who are plaintiff’s in the recently filed lawsuit against the Tour. You decide. The pants-that-have-grabbed-so-much-attention can be seen here.
  • All The News That’s Sh*# To Print

    Rob Harris
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    By: Rob Harris Dog owners contemplating a move to golf club community of Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida should be mindful of tending to their pet’s waste. Or at least, be sure to steer clear of one neighbor. Here’s the headline; you decide whether to read the article… “Woman Smears Poop On Elderly Neighbor Over Dog Dispute“
  • Court Holds Los Angeles To Contract Extension For Golf Course Concessionaire

    Rob Harris
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    By: Rob Harris Thanks to the intervention of the California Court of Appeals, Ready Golf Centers has obtained a ten year extension of its “ concession to run the full service pro shop, satellite range shop, and driving range, and to provide golf lessons at the Sepulveda Golf Course Complex,” one of the seven public courses operated by the city. In addition, Ready Golf stands poised to receive from the city more than $217,000 in attorneys fees. The court’s decision resulted from a contracting process described by the trial court as constituting “negligence,” and…
  • Town Trustees Sue Town Planning Board Over Claim That Member’s Vote Was Co-opted By A Nine Hold Freebie

    Rob Harris
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:05 pm
    By: Rob Harris Here’s a great lead in for an article on the litigation surrounding a proposed housing and restaurant development: “The developer has sued the village. Residents have sued the developer. The developer has sued the residents. Residents have sued the village. Now, the village is suing itself.” And why, pray tell, is the village suing itself? The actual court pleading can be found here. In essence, village trustees have alleged that members of the Village of Pittsford, New York’s Planning Board played golf on the dime of the developer, thereby creating a…
  • Former Course Owner Found Liable For Obtaining Member Funding Via Misrepresentation

    Rob Harris
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    By: Rob Harris According to its website, Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club “is a 27-hole championship golf course that has been likened to The Augusta National by Golf Magazine.” Indeed, the pictures do evoke South Carolina / Georgia pinelands. And, David Barrett’s fine book, “Making the Masters: Bobby Jones and the Birth of America’s Greatest Golf Tournament,” does describe the early financial struggles of Augusta National. However, I doubt that Mount Vintage Plantation’s website was referencing its own economic struggles as an Augusta National…
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    Wei Under Par

  • Notah on Tiger: 50/50 for the Masters

    Stephanie Wei
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:11 pm
    View image | Notah Begay, Golf Channel analyst and BFF to Tiger Woods, spoke with Scott Rude of 120 Sports in a phone interview and said that Woods has seen “steady improvement” in his game in the last couple of weeks and that there’s a “50/50″ chance the 14-time major champion will tee it up at Augusta National for the Masters. “I think his golf game as a whole is in a great place,” said Begay. “I think it was good for him to take a step back and assess a variety of things and do things on his timeline. It’s easy to get…
  • Every birdies 18th, bags Bay Hill!

    Stephanie Wei
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:26 pm
    View image | There was a little bit of deja vu for Matt Every on Sunday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. A year ago, he entered the final round trailing by four strokes and ended up hoisting the trophy when it was all said and done. This year, he overcame a three-shot deficit, posting a six-under 66 to successfully defend his title and beating 54-hole leader Henrik Stenson by one stroke. Every came up in the clutch on the difficult par-4 18th. Faced with a downhill 17-footer for birdie to take the lead, he made it for what turned out to be for the win. He even had some help…
  • Stenson peeved about officials getting in the way of tourney result

    Stephanie Wei
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:51 pm
    View image | Henrik Stenson was less than thrilled with the rules officials after he couldn’t close out the 54-hole lead and ended up finishing second at the Arnold Palmer Invitational — one shot behind the champion, Matt Every. Stenson, along with his playing partner Morgan Hoffmann, were playing in the final group and put on the clock for most of the day at Bay Hill, starting on no. 6. The Swede felt like it impacted the outcome of the tournament, particularly when they were being timed by rules officials so late in the day. Stenson, who isn’t the fastest…
  • Rory rides rollercoaster in Orlando, onto Augusta in a few weeks

    Stephanie Wei
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:18 pm
    View image | Rory McIlroy had his final tune-up for the Masters, which takes place in two weeks time and where he’ll go in as the overwhelming favorite. McIlroy shot a lackluster two-under 70 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Despite his uninspired play this week, he still finished tied for 11th at 11-under total for the tournament and felt like he made some progress before he heads into the season’s first major. “I definitely feel like I’ve taken some strides in the right direction,” said McIlroy.
  • Video: Another albatross sighting at Bay Hill!

    Stephanie Wei
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Perhaps the elusive albatross isn’t so elusive — at least it hasn’t been the past two days at Bay Hill. Daniel Berger made the first one in the tournament history in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the par-5 6th. On Sunday, Zach Johnson followed suit and holed out from the fairway with a five-iron from 206 yards on the par-5 16th. “I was in between a 4-iron and 5-iron,” said Johnson after he posted a final round six-under 66. “It’s warm. I’m going to rip a 5-iron. I tugged it a good five yards from where I wanted to hit it.
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    Fresh Golf Reviews

  • Nike Vapor Pro Combo Irons Review

    Ben Carey
    14 Mar 2015 | 8:30 pm
    While many of the mainstay golf companies seem to be busy reworking old designs under new marketing facades, Nike seems to be bucking the trend and actually innovating when it comes to their club designs. Nike has consistently made more strides in quality than any other mainstream golf company over the past few years. This evolution has finally paid off in the their new Vapor series. To be fair – I thought the same thing last year with the 2014 version of the Nike VR Pro Combos. I played the VR Combos for the majority of the year last year and loved every second of them. Well, the 2015…
  • Rose & Fire Waxed Canvas and Bison Covers

    Ben Carey
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    If you’ve been keeping up with Rose & Fire since our previous review, then you know they’ve been absolutely crushing it lately. Their solid designs have been evolving and they’ve been experimenting non-stop with many top-quality materials. This is the type of company that we love to cover here on Fresh. To take a look at some of the new products, we put the waxed canvas driver / fairway covers out for review and also added in the new bison putter cover. Following the typical reaction pattern for Rose & Fire products – I was impressed with every aspect of these…
  • Donald Ross: Discovering the Legend Film Review

    Ben Carey
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Donald Ross is at the top of the list of those that have had a significant impact on the game of golf. With approximately 400 designs comprising his golf architecture portfolio – there’s no doubt that Donald Ross has had a significant impact on golf. Despite a career as an accomplished golfer, club designer,  designer of prolific golf courses, and inventor of the profession of golf course architecture – relatively few deep dives into his life have been published. If you’re interested in learning more about Donald Ross and his journey that led to one of the most…
  • Jan Craig Headcovers

    Ben Carey
    22 Nov 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Jan Craig began crafting her headcovers in the early 60′s as a means for paying for the Craig’s annual anniversary trip to Pinehurst. The company grew from making headcovers for friends to setting up shop in the garage to their current arrangement of employing home-based knitters across the United States. There’s a lot to love about Jan Craig headcovers and I highly suggest you have your own custom set hand-crafted. The joy of owning a set of Jan Craig headcovers can be boiled down to exquisite style, deep quality, and excellent craftsmanship. Exquisite Style Let’s…
  • Jones Players Series #002

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

  • Pound Ridge Golf Club, Delamar Greenwich Harbor Announce Spring Stay-and-Play Experience

    Scott Stevens
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    (POUND RIDGE, N.Y.) – Pound Ridge Golf Club – New York’s only Pete Dye design – and the luxurious Delamar Greenwich Harbor invite golfers to eschew the winter and plan for the upcoming golf season with the re-release of their popular stay-and-play experience.The package is offered seven days a week and includes one round of golf per person and one night’s accommodations. Weekday rates start at $455, weekends at $499 (single occupancy).Value-laden additions include: Golf shoe and club rental 10% off all golf shop merchandise at Pound Ridge Golf Club A bottle of…
  • Rio Verde Voted No. 1 ‘Private Golf Course,’ ‘Active Adult Community’ in Ranking Arizona Opinion Poll

    Scott Stevens
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:10 am
    (RIO VERDE, Ariz.) – Rio Verde Country Club and Golf Community – the award-winning resort community northeast of Scottsdale – has been voted the No. 1 “Private Golf Course” and “Active Adult Community” by Ranking Arizona: the Best of Arizona Business. Each category in the state’s largest business opinion poll is selected by AZ Big Media and is based upon the preferred business and leisure activities of Arizona's business professionals. The rankings, published annually by Arizona Business Magazine, include more than 250 categories and 2000-plus entries. “Private Golf Course…
  • International Field at Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship

    Scott Stevens
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    The 36-hole championship, which takes place March 28-29 at Turtle Hill Golf Club at the Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda, features former Ryder Cup members, European Tour winners, European Senior Tour winners, a PGA Tour Canada winner, former players, a PGA Championship of Canada winner and a Golf Channel personality(Southampton, Bermuda)—While the winds promise to be strong this week in Bermuda, the competition for the Grey Goose World Par 3 Championship will surely be stronger.The 36-hole championship, which takes place March 28-29 at Turtle Hill Golf Club at the Fairmont…
  • The Sea Pines Resort Unveils New Harbour Town Clubhouse

    Scott Stevens
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:42 am
    World-Class Multi-Use Facility Opens for PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage  (HILTON HEAD, S.C.) – The Sea Pines Resort – host venue of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, April 13-19 – announces the opening of its new Harbour Town Clubhouse serving famed Harbour Town Golf Links.Overlooking one of Pete Dye’s seminal designs, the 26,000-square-foot multi-use structure will heighten the already memorable Harbour Town Golf Links experience for resort guests, members and touring professionals. Most notable is a dramatic gallery showcasing the rich RBC Heritage tournament…
  • Valero Texas Open - Fantasy Picks

    Scott Stevens
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    FedExCup leader Jimmy Walker returns this week after a two-week hiatus. (Stan Badz/PGA TOUR)As a man that has battled clinical depression, it was fitting that Steven Bowditch the golfer conquered one of the most challenging tracks the PGA TOUR presents in JW Marriott TPC San Antonio. Since it debuted as host of the Valero Texas Open in 2010, it's ranked among the hardest of any par in every season. Last year's scoring average of 73.286 slotted it the fourth-toughest par 72 in a non-major in 2013-14, but that clip ranks third among the five editions, so there's an argument that it played to…
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    South Florida Golf Magazine

  • Dustin Johnson wins at Doral

    10 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    Dustin Johnson wins the 2015 WGC – Cadillac Championship DORAL, Fla. — It was a big hitters Sunday at Trump Doral as the top 3 drivers on PGA Tour battled for the coveted WGC – Cadillac Championship title. In the end, Dustin Johnson the big hitter from South Carolina rode his power to victory Sunday on the Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral Miami. With a final-round 3-under-par 69, he finished at 9 under and one stroke ahead of J.B. Holmes (75) and two strokes ahead of Bubba Watson (71). The six-month break from the game raised had previously raised doubts about…
  • Cadillac Championship

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

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

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

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

  • The Island Golf Club

    Jay Morse
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:29 am
    The Island is 14 miles southwest of downtown Baton Rouge along a bend in the Mississippi River partially routed through a residential development in Plaquemine. The Island Golf Club was carved out of a sugar plantation, in fact sugar cane still grows in the fields adjoining the course to the north. It’s surrounded by water with the Bayou Jacob bordering the north and Bayou Plaquemine to the South. There’s nine lakes with water on almost every hole and 54 bunkers yet it’s fairly forgiving off the tee with broad landing zones. The course was designed by Mike Young, opened in…
  • Island View Golf Club, the “Island” series

    Jay Morse
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Island View GC is west of Minneapolis by 30 minutes in Waconia on the east shore of Lake Waconia overlooking Coney Island. The Island View Golf Club is a beautiful, secluded layout  without housing lining the holes with the fairways lined with trees, sand bunkering in the landing zones and greenside, and water in play on five holes. It can play from 5,300 from the red tees to 6,578 yards from the blue tees where the course rating is 71.8 with a 135 slope. It was designed by Bill Kidd Sr. and George Oftelie in the early 1960′s as a classic parkland style layout. The post Island View…
  • Catalina Island Golf Club, continuing the “island” series

    Jay Morse
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:01 am
    Catalina Island is 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. The island is a rocky outcrop measuring 22 miles long and 8 miles in width at its widest point. It’s been occupied over the millennium by native American Indians, Spanish Explorers, Mexicans, and finally William Wrigley, Jr., the chewing gum magnate who developed the island in the 1920′s as a tourist destination.  The Catalina Island Golf Club is a parkland style of layout with narrow, tree lined fairways playing to small, well guarded greens. It was originally designed as a 3 hole course in the…
  • Fossil Island Golf Club, the “Island” series

    Jay Morse
    22 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    Fossil Island is a basic 9 holer, but the only golf for miles in southwest Wyoming. It’s routed along the Hams Fork River on the north side of Kemmerer in an area ripe for fossils with the nearby Fossil Butte National Monument.  The Fossil Island Golf Club has been around since the early 1920′s, but was redesigned by Dick Phelps in 2004 to a playable and straightforward layout. It’s a parkland style of design with scattered trees along the fairways, numerous water hazards and minimal sand mostly greenside with the unique feature of dual par 5 island greens. There’s…
  • The Wilmington Island Golf Club, continuing the “Island” series

    Jay Morse
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:22 am
    The Wilmington Island GC is 20 minutes east of downtown Savannah midway to Tybee Island on the Wilmington River. It’s the former Savannah Inn and Country Club once owned by the Teamsters and managed by Lou “the Tailor” Rossanova. Although the the routing has changed somewhat, the Wilmington Island Golf Club is a Donald Ross classic design from the late 1920′s moving over relatively land along the River with tree lined fairways throughout, frequent water hazards in play, and sand bunkering primarily greenside. It’s classic Ross with postage sized, slightly…
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    Golf Spelled Backwards*

  • 84-Year-Old Woman Uses Face-On Putting Style to Win Car on 'Price Is Right'

    The Flogger
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    You know how the game called Hole In One works on The Price Is Right, right? You sink a putt, you win the big prize. Today on the game show, and 84-year-old woman named Margaret sank a putt (actually her second try) and won herself a $16,000 car. But it's more the way she sank the putt that caught my eye: Yep, that's right, dear ol' Margaret went face-on for her putt attempts. Face-on
  • Watch: Phil Mickelson's Clubhead Flies Off on Sand Shot

    The Flogger
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Well, that's something you don't see every day - especially on an iron shot. The head of Phil Mickelson's club just flew right off. Mickelson was playing a sand shot during the first round of the 2015 Texas Open. His club didn't even hit a bunker lip or anything. It struck the sand and the ball - and the clubhead - went flying. Watch: That look on Phil's face! Apparently Golf Channel also
  • 'Permanent' Masters Trophy Goes Up for Auction

    Bogey McDuff
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Every year at The Masters Tournament the winner is given a trophy - a replica of the Augusta National clubhouse that, around its base, has the names of all the Masters Champions engraved. The trophy the winner gets is a much smaller replica of the permanent Masters trophy that resides inside the Augusta National clubhouse and never leaves the grounds. So why is Green Jacket Auctions claiming
  • Don't Look Now But One of Lydia Ko's Age Records Has Already Fallen

    The Flogger
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    Lydia Ko is still only 17 years old, and she's set a lot of age-related records in golf along her way to superstardom. But, believe it or not, one of Ko's age records has already been broken. Back in 2011, a 13-year-old Ko became the youngest-ever golfer to play in the Bing Lee NSW Women´s Open. That's a big tournament in Australia for golfers on the ALPG Tour. But at the 2015 Bing Lee Fujitsu
  • Photo: Otter On the Green at HSBC Women's Champions

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

  • Help Wanted: Golf Writers & Videographers

    Allen Freeman
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    It’s time to make Northeast Ohio Golf even better editorially. Time for more in-depth golf feature stories, cool photos, entertaining videos. So HELP WANTED all you writers, videographers, photographers. ESPECIALLY TALKING TO YOU, college journalism majors and high school newspaper writers. (Mom/Dad, pass this on.) Expand your portfolio of work. Earn a byline. Gain experience. Make a few bucks in the process. Email me. Tell me your LOCAL golf story idea. (Sorry, no ‘What’s Wrong with Tiger Woods?’ rants or reviews of a golf course in Ireland.) Or show me your talent in…
  • Can Northeast Ohio Golfers Speed Up Play?

    Allen Freeman
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:41 pm
    One of the most common complaints about the game of golf is how long it takes to play. And in most cases, tournament golf takes even longer than a casual round. Be honest: there is nothing worse in golf than standing hole-after-hole waiting to play each and every shot. It happens plenty in Northeast Ohio. But exactly how long does it take to play a tournament round in Greater Cleveland? Does one tournament or event series handle the issue of slow play better than others? How does the golf course itself affect that amount of time? And can we figure out a way to pick up the pace everywhere to…
  • Advertise to 40,000+ in 2015

    Allen Freeman
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    Northeast Ohio Golf reached some new milestones in 2014 for readership numbers: – we topped 40,000 unique visitors to the site last year; – those visitors came back frequently, as we had nearly 119,000 total visits to the site; – and those readers loved what they saw, as they checked out close to a HALF A MILLION pages! Click for full view of 2014 Analytics It takes a lot of time and effort to put this baby together. So business people, help us help you: take advantage of all this golfer love and let us promote your company or products to our readers! If you are…
  • PREVIEW: 2015 Zoar / Tuscarawas County Ams

    Allen Freeman
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Brad Haynes, General Manager at Zoar Village Golf Course in Tuscarawas County, began a series of competitive tournaments for the region last year with great success. He brings those events back again this year, plus adds a couple of brand new ones: the Zoar Memorial and the Tuscarawas County Senior Amateur Championship. Northeast Ohio Golf talked with Brad about his first season and his expectations for 2015: Brad HaynesNortheast Ohio Golf: So Brad, you just finished your first season at Zoar Golf Course, how’d it go? Brad Haynes: I gotta tell you Allen, when the weather co-operated, we…
  • Cleveland Skins Game Announces Rule Change for 2015

    John Niedzialek
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    The Greater Cleveland Skins Game held its annual planning meeting on Monday and made a significant rules change for the 2015 competitions. “A major rule change was suggested and approved that will hopefully attract more players,” stated John Niedzialek, the Skins Game Director. The Game will now allow senior players age 55 and older, plus any player with a 5.1 handicap or higher, to make use of the forward tee box at each course. Players in the handicap category of 5.1 or higher will need to provide a USGA standard handicap card if they want to hit from the upper tee box. All…
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    Mr Business Golf

  • How to Influence the Convert Golfers Online

    13 Mar 2015 | 1:12 pm
    It seems like I am asked this question several times each year and each time it seems I have a similar answer.  So, let me break this down..again. What Influences Anyone Online? Basically…and truthfully…appearance plays a huge part of what influences people online to do anything.  Whether it is to Follow Someone, buy something or just get someone to look at something..if the person, place or thing has a ‘Good’ appearance it will influence others to take action.  I could end this blog here since anything else said about what influences people online would be moot.
  • Episode 2: Interview with Scott Ensign of the LPGA

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:35 am
    The Las Colinas Country Club was a buzz this week with the LPGA in town for organizational meetings in preparation for the 2015 Volunteers of America LPGA North Texas Shootout that will be held the week of April 27 thru May 3, 2015. I had the opportunity to sit down with Scott Ensign, Sr Director of Business Development at LPGA. We visited on What the Volunteers of America title sponsorship meant to the event How the North Texas Shootout impacted the local community and how the community can help make the professional golf tournament a success. Here is my interview. Sponsored by SyncLab…
  • We Are Golf: A Movement in the Right Direction for Golf

    10 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    Simple put.. “Golf – a major industry with a positive impact on America’s economic, environmental and social agendas – remains misunderstood by too many of our nation’s policymakers. WE ARE GOLF is a coalition that was formed to tell the true story of golf. Not just the game, but the stories of the hardworking men and women who make it the greatest sport in the world and whose livelihoods depend on it.”..from We Are Golf Get Involved Over the years golf and the millions who play the game have seen the game and sport they love take huge hits during the down turn of…
  • Episode 1: Interview with Stacy Lewis -Why the LPGA Should Stay in North Texas

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Recently I was part of the media who attended the Media Day for the 2015 Volunteer Americas LPGA Shootout.  Stacy Lewis, the 2014 LPGA Shootout Champion answered the question, Should the LPGA Stay in the North Texas area?  Here is the video with Stacy’s answer.
  • Mr Business Golf Show Returns to 2015 North Texas LPGA Shootout

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

  • Rory McIlroy Hole-In-One At The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

    John Callaghan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Rory McIlroy Hole-In-One has recorded his first career hole-in-one at the 2015 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. His hole-in-one came in the 2nd round of the tournament on the par 3 15th. McIlroy hit a 9 iron on 177 yard hole. The ball pitched on the green close to the hole and bounced into the cup. Watch Rory McIlroy Hole-In-One Video The post Rory McIlroy Hole-In-One At The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship appeared first on Golf and Course.
  • Tales From The Fairways

    John Callaghan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:47 pm
    The sport of golf is packed with folklore: tales of incredible feats or of dire misfortunes. In clubhouses across the country you’ll hear peels of laughter or gasps of amazement as golfing stories are retold for the umpteenth time over a couple of post-round libations. There may be some truth to these wildly spun yarns that have long since been embellished upon, or perhaps they’re just myths of the fairways. We have picked three of the best clubhouse tales, so you decide, fact or fiction? Bob Taylor and the lucky 16th Competing in the 1974 Eastern Counties Foursomes at Hunstanton Golf…
  • Rory McIlroy And Rickie Fowler Looking Fresh Faced In 2007

    John Callaghan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:45 pm
    Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler were paired in the final group of The Open Championship today. Here’s a photo of them when they were paired at the 2007 Walker Cup looking young and fresh faced. The post Rory McIlroy And Rickie Fowler Looking Fresh Faced In 2007 appeared first on Golf and Course.
  • Closest Hole In One Ever – Golf Can Be A Cruel Game

    John Callaghan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:41 pm
    We’re all guilty of feeling sorry for ourselves when things don’t go to plan on the golf course. But nothing could be worse than coming so close to a hole-in-one and being denied like this. It can be a cruel, cruel game. The post Closest Hole In One Ever – Golf Can Be A Cruel Game appeared first on Golf and Course.
  • How To Hit Longer Drives – 5 Video Swing Tips

    John Callaghan
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:36 pm
    The best swing techniques for hitting longer drives depend on your current swing. Try the 5 golf swing techniques for driving and find out which is the most effective at increasing your driving distances. Golf Tip Secret to Adding 40+ Yards Do you want to add 30 to 40 yards to your drives? Follow this golf swing technique from Bill McKinney to gain extra distance on your drives. By simply tucking your right elbow and tilting your body back and through, this technique will dramatically increase your distances from the tee. Golf Tips – Hit The Driver 300+ Yards! By following simple…
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    Future Of Fantasy

  • Valero Texas Open Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    25 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    What’s your idea of a good weekend? How about being glued to your bed without being able to open your right eye? Sound like fun? That was my weekend last week as I suffered a scratched cornea on Saturday morning and didn’t recover until Monday afternoon. As a saving grace, I WAS able to listen to the PGA TOUR audio stream via the mobile app. Thank you for that, PGA TOUR! This week, with my eye fully healed, I’m seeing fantasy golf picks with a whole new level of clarity! First, let’s talk about the tournament. The Valero Texas Open is played on TPC San Antonio and has…
  • Valero Texas Open Happy Hour Ep 9

    Josh Culp
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Joel Harrington and Josh Culp breakdown this week’s Valero Texas Open. Is Joel going to keep it rolling with his bust of the week picks as he selects a BIG NAME this week? We take a deep dive into the DraftKings salaries and go over Yahoo! picks as well. Enjoy the listen! Reserve your spot in the largest fantasy golf contest ever which takes place at The Masters and rewards $1 Million to the winner! Yes, you can turn $20 into $1,000,000 dollars… Reserve Your Entry Now Joel Harrington writes for 4DeepGolfBlog. Josh Culp writes for Future of Fantasy and
  • Valero Texas Open DraftKings Picks

    Josh Culp
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:41 pm
    A congratulations is in order to esquaredgolf as he scored 546 draftkings points on his way to victory last week in the Future of Fantasy DraftKings Golf Tour contest. He bested the field average by 113.1 DK points, impressive indeed. This week we head to the middle of the country for the Valero Texas Open. Let’s check out what kind of lineups we can put together on DraftKings. FoF Golf Tour standings are posted at the end of the article. Before we have a look this week. Make sure you check out the salaries for The Masters Millionaire Maker event. You can turn $20 into $1 Million when…
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational Fantasy Preview

    Josh Culp
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Last week my preview was as minimal as possible. I was in Cabo honeymooning but I’m back now and feeling refreshed after a great week in Mexico. Oh yeah, Jordan Spieth won the Valspar, that made it an even better week. This week course is Bay Hill Club and Lodge for the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It’s a par 72 that plays over 7,400 yards, a bit lengthy. The fairways are easy to hit, while the bermudagrass greens are average in both size and speed. More tournament details can be found in the Fantasy Golfanac. One thing that jumps out to me this week is the location. Bay Hill is in…
  • Arnold Palmer Invitational Happy Hour Ep 8

    Josh Culp
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:42 pm
    Joel and I discuss DraftKings and Yahoo! picks this week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Reserve your spot in the largest fantasy golf contest ever which takes place at The Masters and rewards $1 Million to the winner! Yes, you can turn $20 into $1,000,000 dollars… Reserve Your Entry Now Joel Harrington writes for 4DeepGolfBlog. Josh Culp writes for Future of Fantasy and
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    Breaking Eighty

  • Adidas Adipower Boost Golf Shoe Review

    Sean Ogle
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    This is my hands on review of the Adidas Adipower Boost Golf Shoe… — Last week I was in Vail, Colorado on a ski trip and got a phone call from my girlfriend. “A package arrived for you.” I had a feeling I knew what it was, but I told her to open it and sure enough it was my brand new Adipower Adidas Boost golf shoes. “It’s a pair of Adidas golf shoes. I hate to say it, but they look really cool!” She works for Nike.. Adidas Boost Golf Looks After returning from my trip, I opened up the box and was extremely happy with what I saw. It’s been…
  • Waverley Country Club – The Best Private Golf Course in Portland?

    Sean Ogle
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:29 am
    Man, it’s been awhile since I’ve done a proper course write up – but after playing Waverley Country Club for the second time, I realized it was time to change that. For the past few months I’ve been all over the place doing work for my main business, and aside from a week at Bandon – haven’t done a whole lot of golf travel. Gonna need to make up for that later this year. So with nearly a dozen Top 100 Courses that I’ve played and still need to do a write up on, why on Earth would I be writing about a relatively little known private course in Portland, Oregon? Well, the…
  • The Mizzen + Main Henley: My New Favorite Travel Shirt

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

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

    Sean Ogle
    13 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Before I go too far into this story, there’s one thing you have to understand. The last time I went down to Bandon Dunes was in February of 2014. This is what ensued: So my friends thought I was a little crazy when I scheduled another winter trip to Bandon. This time it was for 5 days in early January. What many people who aren’t from Oregon don’t understand is it can be 65 degrees and sunny at Bandon in January just as easily as it can be 40 or rainy in July. It’s just the way the Oregon coast works. I persuaded my friend, and typical golf travel companion Dan to…
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    American Golf Blog

  • 3 Easy Ways to Teach Kids How to Play Golf

    Patrick Hodgson
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Are you a parent that loves the game of golf but has a fear that your child will not share the same enthusiasm? As with any other sport teaching children how to play can be... Read more The post 3 Easy Ways to Teach Kids How to Play Golf appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Golf Infographic: How Golf is Helping Women in Their Professional Careers

    Patrick Hodgson
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Business is certainly picking up when it comes to a woman’s role in golf. In 2013, 260,000 women took up the sport and used it as a go-to activity for corporate bonding. Currently, 17-year-old Lydia Ko,... Read more The post Golf Infographic: How Golf is Helping Women in Their Professional Careers appeared first on American Golf Blog.
  • Golf Tips: How Choosing the Right Golf Ball Will Develop Your Game

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

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

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

  • Masters preview: McIlroy heads ante-post market

    Bradley Gibbs
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    As the first major of the season edges closer, The Back Nine takes a look at the market leader in the ante-post betting market. Rory McIlroy (best price 11/2) It will come as no surprise that at the the head of the betting lies current world number one and four time major winner, Rory McIlroy. At just 25, Rory McIlroy has already shown the golfing world he’s got all the qualities of a potential great, and having already captured three of the four majors titles it would appear that he is well on his way to earning that status. The question is however, can McIlroy hit the levels reached…
  • Johnson snatches glory at Doral

    Bradley Gibbs
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Dustin Johnson displayed nerves of steel down the back nine to claim victory in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, his first win of the season. Playing for only the fifth time since returning to action following a six month break, Johnson shot a composed 69 (three under) on the final day, securing a one shot victory over JB holmes with a tournament score of nine under par. As the final day got under way, it was fellow American Bubba Watson who made the early move, racing into the lead following three birdies from the first four holes. Watson then added another at the seventh, and it…
  • Tiger’s woes continue

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

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

    Bradley Gibbs
    8 Feb 2015 | 1:17 pm
    This week, the world of golf will be in mourning after the announcement was made that former major winner – Billy Casper has died aged 83. One of the most prolific winners in PGA history, Casper – also considered one of the games finest with the putter – was able to record a massive 51 victories on Tour. An impressive total which see’s the American lie seventh in the PGA’s all-time victory list. As well as being a regular winner of tour events, he secured the US Open title in both 1959 and 1966. Before adding a third major when winning the coveted green jacket…
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  • Tip of the Day
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Putting drill for a better roll: This drill can be used if you are struggling to roll the ball consistently off the putter face and all you need is a tee. Simply push the tee into the ground almost all the way so that just the top is showing. Then place the ball infront of it and make a stroke. Having the tee there will help you hit the ball “on the up” which will cause the ball to roll with topspin. If you can do this consistently, you will be able to hole more putts due to the smooth roll that you have put on the ball. The post Tip of the Day appeared first on Golf Talk.
  • Tiger’s ChYIPS
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:05 pm
    After watching the Golf Show on FoxSports last night, I saw the segment they had on Tiger Woods’ return to golf for the 2015 season. They highlighted his short game problems and it appears to me that Tiger has the chipping yips. They showed a number of his chips throughout his two rounds and he was blading chips through the green as well as flubbing them from the rough and fairway. The commentators outlined the fact that he was playing bump and run shots instead of taking lofted clubs which according to them is a sign of the yips as he was “scared” to take lofted clubs due…
  • Golf Tip of The Day!
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:48 am
    Stop topping tee-shots: This was one of the first things I was ever taught when I first started playing the game of golf and was having trouble getting the ball airborne because I kept topping it. So anyway, after countless embarrassing tee shots and golf balls with headaches, one of the mentor’s gave me this tip. He told me to tee the ball up so the logo is facing toward the sky and to focus on nothing except that logo until the ball had been hit. I found that as soon as I did this, I stopped topping the ball and started hitting some long and straight shots off the tee! The post Golf…
  • Golft Tip of The Day!
    1 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
    Alignment: This tip is one I learnt while watching Butch Harmon’s TV show. Most golfers these days carry a set of 2 alignment sticks, however, if you don’t have these, an old shaft of another club do the same thing. Anyways, most people like to use these sticks to help them with their alignment and the way many people do this is by laying one of their sticks on the ground in front of their toes. But as pointed out by Butch, if person has a wide stance where their toes are pointed outward, laying the stick down there would alter the line of stick, therefore making it inaccurate as…
  • Francesco Molinari’s Hole in One!
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    How awesome is this! Francesco’s ace at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale. Imagine how loud the roar would have been. A bit unusual to see Francesco getting excited but I certainly don’t blame him after that effort. I also like the tradition of throwing beer onto the hole afterwards, again, a little out of the ordinary but I suppose everything about this “stadium hole” is a little wierd. The post Francesco Molinari’s Hole in One! appeared first on Golf Talk.
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