Is Distance Really an Issue?

Is Distance Really an Issue?

We’ve heard about golf’s battle on distance for 20 years now. We heard about Augusta National “Tiger Proofing” the course after Mr. Woods tore it up in 1997 by hitting pitching wedges into par 4’s and 6 irons into par 5’s. All that simply meant was stretching the holes and moving the tee boxes back to make it longer. The USGA has already set a limit on the size of a driver (460 cc), the length of a driver (48”) and they’ve limited the “trampoline effect” off the face as well (Characteristic time 257). Jack Nicklaus has gone on record...

GHQ Classroom: How to Spot a Fake Scotty Cameron (Revisited)

GHQ Classroom: How to Spot a Fake Scotty Cameron (Revisited)

This post was originally published last June. This is the time of year for trade-ins and people upgrading to new equipment so use this as a handy guide to identify that often duplicated, counterfeit Scotty putter.  For the most part, the government has cracked down on counterfeit items being sold on third party sites like Ebay and Mercari, but they are still out there, just in smaller quantities. In fact, the seller will sometimes state that the product is a fugazi (fake), like a jersey or handbag, in lieu of passing it off for authentic. That is not the case...

Golf Glossary: What Does That Mean?

Golf Glossary: What Does That Mean?

This isn’t where I tell you what a birdie means or what a bunker is. Chances are you already know that or you wouldn’t be reading this blog. But I am here to help you break down what some of the more tech terms are when it comes to golf equipment and getting fit or finding your next club; because that’s the side I come from and I use a lot of these terms in the blog and our website in product descriptions. You have certainly probably heard of all of these, and some you maybe were never quite sure...

PR is a PR Nightmare

PR is a PR Nightmare

I’ve often stuck up for Patrick Reed. I like his game and his golf swing. He plays with a lot of passion and gusto. He’s a perfect guy to have on your side in team events. He wins on extremely tough and famous courses; Doral, Augusta, and now Torrey Pines to name a few. In many regards golf is a very selfish sport. And its clear PR only cares about himself. He doesn’t care what you or I think, and the more he hears us talk about him in a negative light…the better he plays. The rules discrepancy last week...

Callaway Kickin’ It Old School For ’21

Callaway Kickin’ It Old School For ’21

Ladies bust out your hip-hugger jeans and fellas throw on your oversize Tommy Hilfiger polos and douse yourself in Curve cologne. Allow Britney Spears or N*Sync to serenade you as you read. Callaway Golf is taking us all back to the early 2000’s with their 2021 equipment line. Instead of Ross and Rachel, it’s Bertha and White Hot that will be this year’s hot couple. All the famous names you recognize are in play, but now with today’s technology and innovation. White Hot OG The White Hot putter line by Odyssey is one of the best selling in history and...

Be a Better Student (Revisited)

Be a Better Student (Revisited)

This blog was originally published last July but received such good feedback that we thought it could be helpful to those who may have missed it or use it as a guide for anyone seeking golf instruction this spring. Just like every other profession, sport, or activity there are good and bad instructors. In golf there are world renowned swing coaches that are household names who win all the awards and accolades. There are also some great ones that you have never heard of. And as far as the pretty crappy ones, unfortunately you don’t really know who they are...

GHQ Inside Look: Ping G425

GHQ Inside Look: Ping G425

Say the word Ping to a golf purist or old-timer and they’ll probably talk about the classic putter that actually made a “ping” sound at impact, and they’ll certainly tell you about their first set of beryllium copper Ping Eye’s, how much they cost, and where they bought them. The Arizona based manufacturer has been one of golf’s top 3 brands since their inception by Karsten Solhiem in 1959 in his California garage. While they are still among the finest when it comes to irons, wedges, and putters, it’s been their woods that have enjoyed the most success over the...

GHQ Classroom: Properly Gapping Your Wedges

GHQ Classroom: Properly Gapping Your Wedges

The short game is the most important aspect of the game. It’s the first thing you should work on as a youngster or beginner as you learn how to properly manipulate the club and control distances, and it’s the part you seek to improve on the most as an established player looking to shave a few strokes and get to the next level handicap-wise. But you must wield the proper tools to fit your technique. One of the most common questions I get is “How do I know what lofts and bounces I should be playing? When properly struck you...

Keep Golf Fun in 2021

Keep Golf Fun in 2021

Golf was one bright spot amongst a thick layer of fog that was 2020. Rounds played were up as much as 30% in some parts of the country and retail sales saw figures that haven’t been seen, well…ever. Golfers who played maybe once a week were now playing 2-3 times as hugs and handshakes were replaced with fist and elbow bumps. With walking the course being the best way to social distance, push and pull carts saw 8-10 week delays from manufacturers while “starter” package golf sets met the same fate. Softball and bocce leagues were replaced with golf leagues,...

Naughty List: Tiger Haters

Naughty List: Tiger Haters

Well, Tiger Woods did it again. Last weekend he spoiled and entertained us with his unworldly talents. But this time it was through his 11 year old son. Its obvious young Charlie has inherited all of his father’s gifts, but he has received some world-class guidance as well. From his incredible impact position to his imaginative shot-shaping, the cub looks like he really enjoys the game and already has a thirst for the competitive spotlight. Charlie’s love of golf is fresh and new, however. He and his older sister’s first game was soccer. Like all of us, he got caught...