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Longer Than the Pro V1… & Cheaper

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I am as susceptible to the hype about the latest and greatest golf gear as the next hacker.  But the one constant in the world of golf is the Titleist Pro V1 ball.  Yes, you know the deal…all the pros use them, the best ball in golf and of course the longest, blah, blah, blah.  Or is it? The Pro V1’s are great but plunking down close to 50 bucks for a dozen goes against my thrifty Scottish nature. But… Continue Reading

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Ben An Wins Long Drive with a Ball That Just Goes Too Far

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One of the fun things at the PGA Championship is their decision to reinstate the Long Driving Competition. They had done it for years before doing away with it but since 2014 we’ve seen some massive belts. Probably the most famous of its past winners has to be the Golden Bear himself. Way back in 1963 a young Jack Nicklaus smacked one 341 yards…with a persimmon clubhead. Who knows what he could have done with one of those high tech… Continue Reading

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Great Stuff on Dustin Johnson’s Dramatic U.S. Open Win

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Sit down and take some time to read some of these pieces as the sports world reacts to Dustin Johnson’s breakthrough win at the U.S. Open and how the USGA screwed it up. Great stuff…really great stuff. Mike Purkey of Global Golf Post calls DJ “uncomplicated” but his win was anything but. And that with DJ’s great play down the stretch “justice was served.” Jaime Diaz at Golf Digest says After further Review, the USGA got real lucky Dustin Johnson… Continue Reading

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1986 All Over Again…Golden Bear Style

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If you haven’t had enough of Jack Nicklaus and his incredible 1986 Masters (and if you have keep it to yourself) we can now watch the entire final round broadcast. Yes, no more short You Tube clips or cobbled together videos.  The green jackets of Augusta National and their amazing website Masters.com offers us Jack in all his yellow shirted glory as he marches into history with his incredible sixth Masters win. Set aside a few hours, fire up a… Continue Reading

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Jordan Spieth & His Plans for Riviera

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Another “oldie but goodie” hosts the PGA Tour this week as Riviera Country Club and Hogan’s Alley welcome the PGA boys to the Northern Trust Open. Riviera boasts an impressive legacy. The classic George Thomas design has been home to the U.S. Open, PGA Championships and a U.S. Senior Open. Ben Hogan won his first U.S. Open here and past winners of the L.A. Open/Northern Trust include Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Tom Watson, Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson. With as… Continue Reading

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10 Things I Think

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1. I watched a lot of golf this week and one of the strangest things I saw was Jordan Spieth’s fill in caddie. His usual bag man, Mike Greller was home nursing a sore ankle. So his agent, Jay Dansi,the guy who signed him up to play Singapore was pressed into service as his caddie. It was hot, humid and the heat index was over 100. A bit of irony surrounded Dansi as he humped that bag around all week.… Continue Reading

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Good Stuff…Really Good Stuff

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Visits His Scottish Golf Course

I love the fact that Donald Trump is finally taking some lumps from golf’s ruling bodies. The PGA Tour announced that they will be looking to move the WGC-Cadillac Championship from Trump Doral and now Insiders are saying the Royal & Ancient has removed Trump Turnberry from the Open Championship Rota. Trump needs for someone to stand up to his non-stop blabbering and his absolute bigotry. Doral’s re-do by Gil Hanse was great and Turnberry had a history all its… Continue Reading

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Tiger’s Revealing Interview

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Tiger Woods continues to be in the spotlight lately and it has nothing to do with his golf game. First Woods gets appointed a Ryder Cup Assistant Captain and now he opens up to the media. That’s a sentence rarely seen in print, Tiger opens up to the media. Like really? Yes, he really did. At least it appears that way. In a long ranging one on one interview with noted golf writer Lorne Rubenstein in Time magazine Tiger talks… Continue Reading

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Gil Hanse: “Talking Is Overrated” Still Added to Fox Coverage

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FOX Sports has announced its full cast of characters for its inaugural season of USGA coverage and from the looks of things they will have plenty of on air talent. In addition to Joe Buck, Greg Norman, Holly Sonders, Brad Faxon, David Fay, Corey Pavin and Juli Inkster FOX has added plenty of new names to their season long coverage of the USGA events, including the U.S. Open in June.  I count twenty new additions to the FOX Broadcast Team… Continue Reading

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A Busy Day at Augusta National

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It was an unusually busy Monday at The Masters and front and center was the return of Tiger Woods. Tiger’s return was the big story and not one second of his range session or practice round went uncovered.  He showed up on the range wearing ear buds and listening to music something he has never done in public before. Maybe he has found the key to that chipping game because there was no report of any shanks, skulls or chunks.… Continue Reading

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