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...

Cantlay Cashes In

Cantlay Cashes In

Without the staggered start of the leaderboard, Kevin Na and Jon Rahm actually beat Patrick Cantlay this past weekend at East Lake. But due to the wonderful season Cantlay had, especially the last few weeks, he was crowned the Tour Championship winner and FedEx Cup champ. Cantlay began the event as the leader at -10. Rahm started 4 back at -6 and Na began the event 8 shots back. Both Na and Rahm shot 266 for the 4 days but Patty Ice shot 269 to win by 1. The format isn’t perfect but it’s the best it has been. The...

My Ryder Cup Picks

My Ryder Cup Picks

The Ryder Cup is not just my favorite golf event but it may be my favorite event in all of sports. I have been quite vocal over the years and in past writings of just how inspirational the 99 installment was to my life and career. With the exception of that amazing comeback in Brookline, Mass, Azinger’s victorious team at Valhalla in 2008, and the spectacular 2016 squad that played for the memory of Arnold Palmer…the US has been defeated in almost every cup I’ve witnessed in my lifetime. Yet, like many, I’m still crazy about it. The way the...

GHQ Lesson Tee: Hit it Farther

GHQ Lesson Tee: Hit it Farther

Distance off the tee has been a great equalizer since golf’s inception. Modern golf courses are long and the classic courses are getting longer (you can almost hear the golf purists weep as you read that sentence). The distance players hit it and the evolution of balls and equipment has been on the forefront of discussion for the last 20 years. As soon as the first 460cc driver struck a solid core golf ball, all hell broke loose. There have been certain limits put in place by the USGA on the manufacturers to level the playing field. The problem is...

Garbage Collector

Garbage Collector

James Piot was 3 down heading to the last 9 holes of the 36-hole championship match in last week’s U.S. Amateur at Oakmont. He erased the deficit and won the match 2-1 on the 35th hole. What may be more impressive than the comeback is what he did it with. He rolled a flat-stick that he and his dad refer to as the “garbage putter.” Years ago Piot’s father pulled a Ping i-series Piper H putter from his bag and tossed it into the pile of clubs in their garage after it failed to produce enough birdies on the greens....

Drive For Show…And For Dough

Drive For Show…And For Dough

Strokes Gained Off The Tee is one of the most important statistics kept on the PGA Tour as it combines both distance and accuracy. If you want to compete and contend week in and week out, you better be long and in play. Here are the top-10 players in that category and the drivers they use. You’ll notice 2 brands rule the roost but 3 of the top 4 are unique to the list. 10. Brooks Koepka (.616) Taylormade SIM2, 10.5°, Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX Sim2 Drivers Available at Golfhq.com 9. Corey Connors (.622) Ping G400 LST, 8.5°,...