, because life's too short for bogey stogies

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If you're a golfer who enjoys the occasional cigar on the golf course, the following unpleasant experience might sound familiar: You grab a random cigar at your local smoke shop or grocery store, probably because it's on sale or looks sort of fancy.… more »

Two Guys With Balls: Making golf more affordable

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A few decades ago, I judged my rounds of golf according to the number of balls I lost: If I ended the round finding more balls that I lost, it was a good day. Point is, there are a lot of lost balls out there, just waiting to be bashed around again.… more »

Have yourself a birdie little Christmas

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Well, this year has flown by. Whether the blur that was 2017 was spent largely in euphoria or rage or terror is for you to decide. But we can all agree (perhaps, who knows?) that we're approaching the season when our focus should turn towards family and… more »

New generation of Wilson DUO Soft Golf Balls hit stores today

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When Wilson Golf introduced the DUO Soft golf ball about six years ago, I snagged some of the first samples down at the PGA Show in Orlando. "How could a golf ball with a compression of just 29 be long?" I wondered. Well, I soon found that the DUO Soft… more »

Train like Jordan Spieth with Crossover Symmetry's Golf Fitness Package

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Elite professional golfers hit the ball much, much farther than they did 50 or even 10 years ago. Part of this amped up power game is attributable to modern golf equipment, both clubs and balls. But another significant factor is the physical conditio… more »

PXG: Precision fitting, powerful clubs

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A few weeks ago, I shot a 77, one stroke over my all-time low round. My swing is finally clicking, and I'm hitting some putts. So what do I do now? Start second-guessing my equipment, of course! And what better place to go to switch my sticks… more »

OnCore Elixir: Start-up golf ball company comes of age

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On occasion, a plucky golf start-up beats the odds. On the off chance that such a start-up follows up its initial product offering with a succession of increasingly better products, it should be cheered on, encouraged to keep improving. OnCore Golf i… more »

CaddyDaddy's Ranger golf bag is perfect for Sunday strolls on the links

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The 2017 golf season is winding down, and the early autumn breezes are heavy with melancholy at Lake of the Woods. This year, it's not just that the days are shortening and the leaves are changing. It's also that one of our weekend regulars, Del Fuego,… more »

Vertical Groove Driver is a straight-up powerhouse

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Infomercials are curious beasts. You never know whether you're watching a pitch for Secretariat or for a unicorn. Golf is an industry that is infested with infomercials. And for every Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood – a club that revolutionized golf equ… more »

Try swingOIL to cope with summer heat

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In my course's Men's Association weekly play last night, I fell apart. Actually, "melted" would be a better description. It was about 95 degrees with 95% humidity, and I was simultaneously so sweaty, slippery, and sticky, I wasn't sure whether I would d… more »

Father's Day golf gift guide, 2017 edition

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This Father's Day, I will have the great good fortune to be spending the day – and the seven days surrounding it – at the Beaux Eden Plantation in Fort Valley, Georgia, with my wife's family. And I'll have the even better fortune of spending most of… more »

It ain't always easy, so it'd better be fun: Following your heart at the Zurich Classic

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The Zurich Classic's new team format was a roaring success, despite the weather delays that forced a Monday playoff. Golf isn't an easy sport to play well, as anyone who has ever swung a club knows. It's also a relatively solitary sport, which is great… more »

Who knew 2008 was the end? (Tiger's last major)

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The 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was an instant classic. Tiger Woods charged back on Saturday to take the lead, and then on Sunday battled all day to force an 18-hole Monday playoff with Rocco Mediate, which Tiger won in dramatic fashion – in sudden… more »

The News from Lake of the Woods, April 1, 2017

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Well, it was a quiet week at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. The local meteorologists played an April Fool's joke on us, predicting slowly warming temperatures, which never really rose beyond the "not terrible" level. I only played golf on Sunday, tak… more »

Golf resolutions for 2017, Part 2: Working out

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Sigh... Yes, I know it's March, and it's sort of late to make resolutions. But hey, resolutions are not my thing to begin with. Especially not ones that I feel I shouldn't have to make. Like working out and getting in shape. I've always sort of… more »

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Dates: January 16, 2018 - January 11, 2019
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