Category: General

The "Golf Digest Challenge" aims to improve golfers' games – Yeah, right

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Just yesterday, Golf Digest announced the Golf Digest Challenge, a free instructional program for golfers around the world. The goal of the program, as stated in the press release is, "to build upon the success of last year’s program by continuing to g… more »

2007 Masters Champion Zach Johnson does Iowa golf proud

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After winning the 2007 Masters, Zach Johnson remained characteristically understated: "I'm Zach Johnson and I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That's about it. I'm a normal guy." Some of the more jaded among us might call Johnson boring. Some might even… more »

Nike SUMO2 is LOUD and loooooong

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The first paragraph of a press release from Nike on March 16, 2007, read as follows: "Nike Golf has discovered that an unauthorized manufacturing variance occurred such that the Characteristic Time (CT) measurement of a number of drivers fell out of N… more »

Advice for avoiding injuries on vacation: Quit showing off for your kids

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Does anyone else recall how Tom Lehman's 1998 season was hobbled by a dislocated shoulder? Lehman was attempting a handstand for his kids while they were on vacation when he suffered the injury. He eventually needed surgery to repair the damage. Last… more »

Ogio Schling and Cleveland HiBore XL put to test on golf trip

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When I tell people that I play golf and test golf equipment and get paid to do so, they often suggest that it must be the easiest, best gig there is. And while I agree that it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, I wish folks could und… more »

NIT is a pointless tournament

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You can call me a NIT-wit if you'd like, but I have yet to hear any convincing argument to keep the post-season college men's basketball National Invitational Tournament (NIT) alive. Seriously, who cares? Looking at the NCAA Tournament Bracket, I… more »

Practice, sleep, and golf (In that order!)

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I'm sure you've noticed that Tour pros often hit the range after a round to "work on some things" in their swing. This is just one of the many ways they differ from us hacks. Sure, most of us loosen up with a small bucket before a round. And the ill-advi… more »

Tour Edge and HiPPO offer more MOI for the money

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Once upon a time, drivers were all about materials, mainly titanium and various alloys thereof. Then the Soviet Union collapsed, and titanium flooded the market. (OK, I don't know for sure if the two events were related, but the first titanium used i… more »

USGA says U-grooves OUT

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Ending months of gearhead speculations, the USGA announced yesterday that the notorious U-shaped or square grooves found on most wedges and irons today are to be deemed non-conforming. It seems that compared to V-grooves, the U-grooves impart signific… more »

MGolfOnline.com can deliver customized golf instruction to your computer

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Are you one of those gadget-rich, time-poor golfers? One of those sad souls who desperately need golf lessons but who lack either the time or opportunity to see a decent teaching professional in person? If so, then MGolfOnline.com might be just what t… more »

Dads who want to lure their daughters to golf should try Keri Golf as bait

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My eight-year-old daughter likes golf, except when she hits bad shot. Then she hates it. And if I offer advice? Then she hates me. If I offer encouragement? She still hates me. If I so much as breathe after her bad shot? Yep. Hates me. And golf.… more »

First sign of spring for New England Golfers

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Hey all you New England golfers, I just caught sight of the first sign of spring.Martha Stewart killing, skinning and sautéing a groundhog, then sewing a tea cozy from its pelt?No…Senator Ted Kennedy's nose pinking up to a nice shade of ev… more »

Life's little thrills: A big week in Yahoo Fantasy Golf

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You know you're getting old when the word "fantasy" triggers thoughts of fantasy golf. And I don't mean fantasy golf as in "18 holes with Natalie Gulbis in a bikini." What I'm talking about is Yahoo Fantasy Golf. You know, my dad always used to te… more »

Do I care what golf shoes Tom Brady Wears? Sort of

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Our other intrepid Golf Gear Guy, Bruce Stasch says he doesn't care what golf bag the pros play. And I have to agree. But non-pro golfing celebs at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am? Now that's something completely different. You see, these amateurs don't w… more »

Snow drives golf blogger to drink, leads to discovery of Pearl Vodka

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I knew this would happen. I was spoiled by a balmy round of golf on December 29, and now that the snow and cold have hit central Illinois, I'm completely bummed out. Utterly depressed. Fortunately, over the years I've developed a remarkable skill for… more »

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