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The Best Golf Mat I’ve Ever Hit

True Strike Single

I spent a couple days walking around the PGA Merchandise Show last week and of all the cool stuff I saw, a range mat stole the show. I finally found the New Product Zone (after two days of searching) and right outside this area I discovered a booth for True Strike Golf Mats. I was surprised to … [Read more...]

5 Equipment Tweaks – Lower Scores and Don’t Break the Bank

shoot lower scores with easy equipment changes

Iron Grips – Mid size not just for giants. I have to admit that I have not, in the past, paid enough attention to the feel, quality and performance of my iron/wedge grips. I’ve been guilty of using the same set of grips for 5 years or more. A friend of mine bought a brand new set of Titleist … [Read more...]

Five Reasons to Kick the Golf Cart Habit

Golf Cart

Last time out, I tried to shame you into breaking the golf cart addiction and embracing the joys of walking. In case that didn’t work, I’m back with a few concrete reasons why you should just say no to the cart’s powerful yet hollow allure. Consider this an intervention. 1) Walking is … [Read more...]

Golf is A Good Walk Spoiled…By Carts

virtues of walking a golf course

So I’m out playing golf on a recent sunny Sunday, and it’s a cool one by South Florida standards – temps in the low 50s, steady breeze of 10-15 mph. The venue is the Village Golf Club, one of the few public courses in the area to allow walking any time, any day. It’s busy but not crowded, with … [Read more...]

Winter Golf: Simulators Help Keep it Real

Indoor Golf Locator

As I write this, it’s 52° outside with 17-mph gusts whisking pine cones from the trees. Naturally, I’m thinking about playing golf. Yes, it’s an unusually chilly day by South Florida standards – the kind that’ll keep most folks off the course. But at least we’ve got the option. A lot of you … [Read more...]

Last Minute Golf Gifts, No Shipping, Shopping or Wrapping

Last Minute Golf Gifts

So it’s come to this. Three days till Christmas and you’ve got exactly squat for the golfer on your list. Now you’re staring at the holiday equivalent of a whiffed tee shot. Of course, there’s still time to hit the local golf shop or order a gift online. Then again, that would mean braving … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks to Golf, from Augusta to Zoysia

Give Thanks to Golf

Is there another game that gives as much as golf and asks for so little in return? Actually, I can think of several. Golf is pretty expensive, when you get down to it. But hey, you get what you pay for, and golf delivers the goodies like Santa in a Kangol cap. Sorry, skipped a holiday ahead. … [Read more...]

Kick in the Belly: Say So Long to Your Extended Putter

Belly Putter

You may as well put your broomstick in the closet, folks. Say sayonara to your beloved belly. It’s only a matter of time before they ban the long putter. Word on the street is that golf’s rulemakers, the USGA and R&A, will soon announce an end to “anchoring,” the practice of placing the butt of … [Read more...]

Streamsong Resort: Golf’s Next Big Thing

Streamsong Golf

My initial impression of a soon-to-open, 36-hole golf resort in central Florida: With a name like Streamsong, it better be good. Considering the parties involved, it almost certainly will be. In fact, advance word indicates Streamsong Resort may fly way past good and land on the upslope of … [Read more...]

Basics for Beginner Golfers

beginner golf tips

With the Ryder Cup having come and gone, and so much exposure on the biennial event, golf clubs all over the world are once again preparing themselves for a surge of novice players keen to take up the wonderful game. Guest Article: The Ryder Cup One of the high exposure events which really … [Read more...]

Ryder Cup Foursomes Pairings Announced

2012 Ryder Cup

The 2012 Ryder Cup day 1 will air at 8:20 am on ESPN Match 1 Europe - Graham McDowell and Roroy McIlroy United States - Brandt Snedeker and Jim Furyk Match 2 Europe - Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia United States - Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley Match 3 Europe - Lee Westwood … [Read more...]

Ryder Cup Predictions: Other White Ball Steals the Spotlight

Ping pong at Ryder Cup

What if they held the Ryder Cup and a ping pong tournament broke out? I swear, if I hear one more adorable anecdote about Matt Kuchar’s table tennis tenacity or Phil Mickelson rallying the U.S. squad with the swish of his backhand, someone is going to get hurt. The only thing worse: predictably … [Read more...]

The Holy Grail of Golf – How To Create Lag in Your Golf Swing

Lag in the golf swing

Creating lag in the golf swing is the ultimate goal for most amateur golfers. I've seen students who have literally spent their entire golfing careers trying to stop casting the golf club, only to have it fixed in one lesson that I'm going share with you today. I even had one member of my golf … [Read more...]

Fun Golf Courses Finally Getting Their Due

What Makes a Course Fun?

“Let's have some fun out here! This game's fun, OK? Fun (goshdarnit).” That’s Kevin Costner as Crash Davis in Bull Durham, only he didn’t say goshdarnit. And though he was talking about baseball, the line popped into my head while reading Golf Digest’s new ranking of America’s Most Fun Golf … [Read more...]

View from the Gallery: Rory Roars, Johnny Just Yaps

Fed Ex Cup Standings

Football season has officially commenced, meaning golf’s audience has dwindled to the core of the hardcore. I consider myself a diehard golf fan, and even I can’t help flipping from the FedEx Cup to the NFL field goal-fest du jour. Such is the lure of the pigskin. Golf news keeps coming … [Read more...]

Golf Boyz 2.oh – Golf Gets Weird

Golf Boyz New Video

Golf Boyz, Ben Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan at it again. It's going to be an interesting Champions Dinner at Augusta this year! … [Read more...]

The Ryder Cup – Davis Love III Captain’s Picks Announced

2012 Ryder Cup

The 2012 Ryder Cup will be played September 28th - 30th on US home turf at Medinah Country Club outside Chicago. Discount Ryder Cup Tickets Team USA Captain – Davis Love III Keegan Bradley Tiger Woods Phil … [Read more...]

View from the Gallery: Woods Family Tops Golf News

Tiger at Deutsche Bank

Golf, thank goodness, doesn’t quite keep pace with the 21st century’s 24-hour news cycle. A couple of noteworthy items make for a pretty busy day. Naturally, it’s all hands on deck in the newsroom any time Tiger Woods is on the course. The leisurely pacing gives the thoughtful likes of yours … [Read more...]

Golf Trending in Right Direction

Green Jacket Augusta

Well hi there, Augusta National. So glad you could join us in the 21st century. There’s no point spilling a lot of ink over Augusta’s landmark decision to bring on Condoleeza Rice and Darla Moore as the club’s first female members. Smarter, better writers than this one have opined ad … [Read more...]

Picks for 2012 Go Predictably Wrong

golf crystal ball

Pundits are rarely held accountable for their predictions, and that’s a good thing – for them. Otherwise, CBS and the Golf Channel would have slapped a double-suspension on David Feherty for picking Sergio Garcia to win the Open Championship. Not the 2002 Open. Not 2006. This year. Seriously, … [Read more...]