500 – 1

500 – 1

This week the Open Championship returns to Royal St. George’s for the first time since 2011 where Darren Clarke was victorious. When it was held at the Sandwich, England links track in 2003, the 396th ranked player in the world claimed the Claret Jug. He was a 500 – 1 long shot. It was his first major appearance. His name was Ben Curtis. Not many players win their first ever tournament at a major. Ben did. Not many players took down the likes of Faldo, Singh, Love, and Woods on a Sunday at a major. Ben did. Not many casual...

5 Apparel Brands You Need to Know About

5 Apparel Brands You Need to Know About

We all know Adidas, Nike, Greg Norman, Under Armour, and Oakley. These are amongst the finest sports and active apparel brands in the world. They set the stage of looking good, feeling great, and performing your best while staying comfortable. But there’s some new players in town, err on the links, that flip the script when it comes to eye-catching style, sport performance, and high-end fabrics. The trend over the last couple of years has been to create a line that can be worn from the course, to the bar, on the boat, at dinner, and everywhere in between; and...

Serenity Now

Serenity Now

You ever play an emergency 9 with the fellas after already playing a round of 18? There’s always that one guy in your group that looks at everyone and yells “E-9?” after the bets have been settled and the sandwiches have been ate. Well Harris English and Kramer Hickok played an E-8 on Sunday to settle the always dramatic and exciting Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut. The 2 combatants traded pars for 7 holes until Harris English finally ran in a 15 footer, that he already saw 3 times in the last 2 hours, to clinch the...

Rahm Redemption

Rahm Redemption

Not since last month at Kiawah was I happier to see a player get a major win. Ok, so we’ve been treated to back-to-back feel good victories in the last 2 majors. We deserve a lifetime of feel good moments to make up for the kick in the crotch that was 2020. With newborn son and attractive blonde wife in tow, Jon Rahm captured our hearts and changed the minds of many who thought he was just some temper-tantrum throwing, hot-headed Spaniard. Those must have gotten him confused with another tour pro who hails from the same land, ahem…ahem. The...

Where-Wolff

Where-Wolff

Like every major the storylines are a plenty this week as we parasail into La Jolla, California and Torrey Pines for the 121st U.S. Open. The last time our nation’s golf championship was played here, Tiger Woods made a highlight reel a mile long with a broken leg and 91 holes of incredible golf and sheer torture. Sadly, Tiger won’t be here this week as he continues to, once again, heal and rehab his leg injuries…this time from a car accident back in February. But Tiger’s buddy Phil has us filled with hopeful excitement as he tries to finally win...

Tap In’s & Lip Outs

Tap In’s & Lip Outs

Rahm’s Raw Deal Jon Rahm arrived in Columbus on Monday for The Memorial knowing he had been in recent contact with someone who just tested positive for Covid-19. He alerted the tour and the event officials, and they administered a test…every single morning. And every single morning the test results showed negative. At the conclusion of his rain-delayed 2nd round Saturday morning, he took another test. At 4:20pm that test showed positive while Rahm was on the course for his 3rd round. The tour requested a reconfirmation and tested it again, which also came back positive just after 6:00 as...

Twice As Nice

Twice As Nice

The final round at Colonial Sunday had the drama we wanted but it wasn’t quite the shootout we expected. Neither Jason Kokrak nor hometown favorite Jordan Spieth could seem to hit a green over the last 5 holes as it became a scramble fest for pars and bogies. In the end Jordan could have shot even par and won his 2nd Charles Schwab challenge, but he didn’t. Instead he completely lost his swing and shot 73. Kokrak mixed birdies with bogies but survived and won his 2nd title of the season by 2 strokes. Jay led the field in driving...

Thrill Mickelson

Thrill Mickelson

The storylines are a plenty coming out of this past week’s spectacular PGA Championship, but the emotions are running rampant. The wind blew hard and the course played tough, but fair. All things we expected. What nobody expected was a 50 year old Phil Mickelson to hoist the Wannamaker trophy Sunday evening. But like so many times before, golf gives us something we didn’t expect, but totally wanted and deserved. It’s pretty ironic that the people’s champ delivered in front of the first major where the people were actually back in droves. Sure there were galleries at The Masters, but...

2021 PGA Championship Preview

2021 PGA Championship Preview

156 player field. 99 of the top 100 in the Official World Golf Rankings (I’ll let you guess who’s missing). 35 major champions. 70 International players from 25 different countries. That’s the 2021 PGA Championship in a nutshell; the strongest major field in golf. Kiawah Island plays host for the first time since 2012, when Rory torched the place and won by 8 strokes. This year it will be the longest major course in history at just over 7,800 yards. I almost threw up in my mouth as I typed that. With the wind, waste areas, fescue, and enormous contoured...

GHQ Lesson Tee: Get Out of the Sand

GHQ Lesson Tee: Get Out of the Sand

One of the toughest shots for the amateur is hitting out of a bunker/sand trap. A big reason is because you just don’t practice that shot very often. Unless you belong to a club with a practice short game area there aren’t a lot of public courses that contain a practice bunker. And with how booming golf is currently and how packed the courses are, you probably don’t have much time to drop 3 or 4 balls in the greenside trap on #4 without the group behind you jamming tees into your voodoo doll and damning you straight to hell....