Category: General

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 »

Super Bowl XLI is first, first, first, unless you're a Bears fan, in which case worst

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I had a feeling that Super Bowl XLI would be historic – one of those "first time in history" games. So I made a pilgrimage to a unique place in football history: Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1864, Gallaudet is the first unive… more »

Nike declares February 3rd to be "SUMO Saturday"

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Man, oh, man. I just found out that Nike Golf has declared Saturday, February 3 to be "SUMO Saturday." Oh, I know they say it's supposed to be "a day designed by Nike Golf to give curious golfers around the U.S. the first opportunity to demo and purch… more »

Enhancements announced for LPGA

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Yesterday, I received a press release from the LPGA titled: "LPGA announces technology enhancements for telecasts" Now, I have to admit that I tend to skim the hundreds of press releases I receive each month, and I simply pass most of them along to… more »

University of Illinois Men's Golf Coach Mike Small named PGA Professional Player of the Year

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For most of us golf award wonks, the PGA Tour Player of the Year Award has become laughably predictable. Tiger Woods again? What a surprise.For real competition, one needs to look to the annual competition for PGA Professional Player of the Year.… more »

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