Archives for: June 2006

Phil Mickelson withdraws from ING Par-3 Shootout at Treetops

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Phil Mickelson’s fans and foes alike are wondering how his collapse in the final round of the 2006 U.S. Open is affecting him, and will affect his game (if at all) for the rest of the season (and beyond). Just minutes ago, it was announced that Phil… more »

Phil Mickelson's "fade-biased" driver might have cost him Open

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Phil Mickelson looked like a genius when he carried two drivers during the 2006 Master’s and won. In the U.S. Open, which as we all know Mickelson lost (he wasn’t beaten, he lost), he carried just one driver, a Callaway FT-3 Fusion with a fade bia… more »

Acushnet patents high-performance, limited flight golf ball

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Our friends at pointed out to us a while ago that Acushnet – makers of Titleist and Pinnacle golf balls – received a patent in January, 2006 for a high-performance, limited flight golf ball. Here's the abstract of the patent:… more »

Planning the perfect golf trip, Pt. 3: Tennessee State Parks

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In a pair of recent blogs, I’ve tried to figure out just what makes a yearly golf trip of 40 guys who mainly know each other from this trip such a rousing success.Aside from the sterling character of each and every one of the hand-picked attendees… more »

Planning the perfect golf trip, Pt. 2: GreyStone Golf Club in Dickson, Tenn.

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A few blogs ago, I pondered what makes a golf trip perfect, placing highest priority on the chemistry among the group of people on the trip, and secondary importance on the quality of the golf courses played. This said, it always helps to have at leas… more »

Sports Express lightens the load for golf travelers

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If there is a down side to golf travel, it’s lugging your clubs through airports. Then there’s the constant worry that some clumsy baggage handler will drop your golf bag and snap your driver, or worse yet, that the airline will lose your clubs all t… more »

Proderma offers sunscreen specifically for golfers

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Although I endeavor to avoid hypocrisy, I usually fail. For example, I look at smokers and wonder how they can continue to smoke, knowing full well the cancer risk.Then I hit the links on sunny days without even giving thought to sunscreen, knowing f… more »

Yes! Golf C-Groove putters named after significant others, and others

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A Mr. Richard Fader from Fort Lee, New Jersey, writes: "It is my understanding that the Yes putters models are named for the Tour Players wifes [sic]. Can you confirm this and provide a list? Your help is most appreciated." Well Mr. Fader, accordin… more »
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