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Ice, Ice, Baby… Knucklehead Style

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Golfers are a dedicated and determined bunch.  We play through all kinds of conditions and a little cold weather wasn’t about to stop this determined golfer.  Normally this guys ball would be at the bottom of this pond but a nice smooth coating of ice allowed him to play from this “water hazard.”  Stupid move. He chunks it, slips, falls, bounces off the ice and then breaks through as his buddies snicker at his bonehead move. What a knucklehead.  You… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Fade It Like a Pro

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Dustin Johnson has been killing the ball for years.  He’s consistently one of the longest hitters on tour and has plenty of PGA Tour wins to show for it. But he never won a major until he learned to hit a fade.  He started playing more of a fade this season and he captured his first major, the U.S. Open and was PGA Tour Player of the Year. A draw isn’t everything.  Watch and learn how to hit that real,… Continue Reading

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Saturday Swing Tip: Smash It Like Justin Thomas

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Justin Thomas has made a big splash on the PGA Tour with his booming drives and his Spring Break Trips with Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman and Rickie Fowler. He crushes the ball with his driver and here he offers a tip on how to get the most out of the big dawg. Here we get some of the scientific reasons behind Justin’s 300 yard plus drives.  And he gets all that distance from his slight 145 pound frame.  Pound for… Continue Reading

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At This Ryder Cup….Let the Players Play

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The Ryder Cup was started by Samuel Ryder, a wealthy seed merchant with hopes of an exhibition that promoted the game of golf and the sportsmanship and camaraderie that goes along with it. I don’t think he would recognize it today. Since 1979 when all of Europe was added to the original Great Britain & Ireland Team the matches became competitive but the buildup and pressure surrounding the Ryder Cup has gone over the top. With the passing of Arnold… Continue Reading

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Westwood Starts Ryder Cup Smack Talk

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The Ryder Cup Smack Talk has started already. European Tour stalwart Lee Westwood who will be making his tenth consecutive team has taken a page from the Seve Book of gamesmanship. Westwood is quoted as saying that Tiger Woods may be a distraction for the American Team. “I don’t know what impact there will be from having Tiger around. They have always struggled to find a partner for Tiger that’s been successful. He could have an adverse effect in the… Continue Reading

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The FedEx Cup Playoffs Work

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When the PGA Tour decided to revamp its schedule to try and institute their playoff system back in 2007 I wasn’t sold on their reasoning. The Tour had flourished over the last decades (thanks Tiger) and we had months and months of opportunities to watch the greatest golfers in the world. And while this “playoffs” mentality worked for the NFL I was doubting that it would work for golf. We had the best players in the world playing in all… Continue Reading

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PGA Beaks the Mold, Keeps Trend Going

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Soft, rain soaked conditions at Baltusrol had many expecting lights-out, record breaking scoring to be the order of the day, a day which saw both the completion of the third and fourth rounds of the 98th PGA Championship. But the pundits’, including Phil Mickelson, were all proved wrong, as the lowest score posted by anyone in the field was a 65. Dutchman Joost Luiten and the Dane Soren Kjeldsen both finished with 5 under rounds of 65 and ended tied… Continue Reading

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Saturday Golf Tip: Get Jason Day’s Putter

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL - MAY 15:  Jason Day of Australia reacts on the second green during the final round of THE PLAYERS Championship at the Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass on May 15, 2016 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Jason Day put himself in great position to defend his PGA title with a great round of 65 to move into a tie for third place just two strokes back of Jimmy Walker and Emiliano Grillo. Day drove it long and straight, hit his irons pure and putted like he’s been known to: superbly. If you want to putt like Jason first thing you need is his specially made TaylorMade Red Spider Putter.  Now, you won’t be able to get… Continue Reading

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PGA Pro Punts Putter

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Every major championship is tough and can often be a frustrating day for any player.  It got a little frustrating for Patton Kizzire yesterday at the PGA Championship. Kizzire missed a short putt with one of those agonizing lip outs we all have had frost our pumpkin.  And he was not different.  But he did react a bit differently…with a quick and pretty good punt of his putter. He got some distance and some pretty good hang time on that… Continue Reading

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The Other Tournament at Troon

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Philly Mick and Hammering Hank teed off today in a defacto match play scenario, winner takes all, for the Claret Jug, the Gold Medal and the appellation “ Champion Golfer of the Year”. None of the other  seventy nine golfers playing the links at Royal Troon today had a reasonable chance to win this championship so we had, in effect a tournament within the championship. Either Phil on Henrik would be crowned king of the golfing world, for this week… Continue Reading

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