The Match Fell Flat

The Match Fell Flat

Give me televised professional golf any day of the week and I’ll probably watch, especially on a course that I’ve only looked at through inebriated eyes. But the most recent installment of Capital One’s The Match fell flat. In a “made for tv” move the powers that be decided to make it a 12-hole match like a 12-round heavyweight bout. Cool, except for the fact that we already saw Brooks and Bryson laugh, hug, and ham it up at the Ryder Cup. If the schedule allowed it and there wasn’t a more important PGA Tour season taking place, this match...

2021 Holiday Golf Gift Guide

2021 Holiday Golf Gift Guide

The #1 gift in golf for the last 20 years has been a box of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls. Every player would be thrilled to receive them, because most won’t pay the $50 to treat themselves. But golf balls are an extremely boring gift and not very original. This year, think outside the box a bit. And no, that golf tie or the spike wrench-divot tool-bottle opener-scrub brush swiss army knife golf tool is not original. I’ve compiled a list of some of the coolest and best gifts for the golfer to fit any budget. Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor...

Hit a House; Golf’s Most Cliche’ Phrases and What They Really Mean

Hit a House; Golf’s Most Cliche’ Phrases and What They Really Mean

Everyone has heard these cliché golf sayings while out on the links and have certainly said them as well. Yours truly is also guilty of muttering most of these at some point in my golf life. While most are perfectly normal, some are also pretty annoying. I thought we’d have some fun this week and look into what we really mean when these lines leave our mouths while playing the game we love to hate. Hit a house: You hit that with the finesse of Thor’s hammer and it may roll off the green and into the bunker. Great shot...

Hot Off the Press: Callaway Apex UW

Hot Off the Press: Callaway Apex UW

The discussion of proper gapping when it comes to wedges in a fitting is a popular one, especially with the emergence of stronger lofts in iron sets. Pitching wedges at 44° of loft has become the norm, so you’re seeing gap wedges approach 48° and 50° territory. The same needs to be addressed on the other end of your irons as well. A 40 yard gap between your last fairway wood and your first iron can be just as detrimental to your game. Hybrids have filled the void nicely for all types of players and high lofted fairway woods like...

5 Biggest Misconceptions in Golf

5 Biggest Misconceptions in Golf

You hit it better when you swing slower No you don’t. Never say slow. Instead think smooth. You hit it better when your tempo is nice and smooth. You still want speed. Even on a chip shot. Speed is the great equalizer. The key is to swing as fast as you can while still being able to maintain your balance and move your body efficiently. Once you start to fall over after impact is when we need to dial it back a hair. Tempo is speed and rhythm. The smoother you are the easier it is to deliver the proper...

Tip Your Waitress

Tip Your Waitress

I love to laugh. I especially enjoy a good joke on the golf course. Good way to pass the time on the tee box as you wait for the foursome in front of you to wait for the green to clear from 280 yards out after the just hit their drive 190. Here are some of my favorites that I’ve heard over the years. A couple of these are pretty dark. That may say a lot. Truth hurts A guy cuts out of work early to catch a quick 9 holes by himself. When he arrives the starter tells him...

2022 Predictions

2022 Predictions

This time of year used to be called the silly season in the game of professional golf. The official season would begin in January with the winner’s only event at Kapalua in Hawaii. We on the east coast would get prime time golf and watch the game’s best tee it up in paradise while we snuggled up in front of our fireplace. We get to see the players with their new equipment if they changed sponsors, or their new caddies, which happens from time to time. Fall golf used to mean “silly” but fun events like the Shark Shootout, Wendy’s...

#1 of 82

#1 of 82

A 20 year old Tiger Woods stood to the side of the 18th green at TPC Summerlin as Davis Love III, one of the game’s best players at the time, stroked an 8 foot putt for par to extend the sudden death playoff. The putt slid by the hole and Tiger won his first of 82 PGA Tour victories. This win meant so many things. So many things for the game; so many things for Tiger; so many things for us. This week marks the 25th anniversary of this historical win. A few weeks prior, Tiger turned pro after winning...

Ryder Cup Rant

Ryder Cup Rant

“Boys, there’s nothing to being the captain of the Ryder Cup. You guys are all great players. Pairing is really easy. I’m going to pair together you boys who drive it crooked, and I’m going to pair together you boy who drive it straight. And the first ball’s going to be hit by Julius Boros cuz he don’t give a  shit about anything. So ya’ll just go play your game. You got these uniforms here. If you don’t like the way they fit or whatnot, don’t wear them. I never could play in someone else’s clothes. Doug Sanders, if you...

Sneak Peak: Mizuno STG-220

Sneak Peak: Mizuno STG-220

Mizuno has always been an industry juggernaut when it came to forged irons, being the popular choice among the game’s best players without an equipment endorsement. But they never could quite make any noise with their metal woods. The ST-200 series dipped their toes in the water of having a driver that could compete with the big boys like Taylormade, Callaway, and Ping. Last year’s ST-Z and ST-X put both feet in the water. Now we’re going to have to refill the pool because the new ST-G 220 is geared to make a huge splash in the driver market. Mizuno...