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Author Bob Thomas develops new business model to distribute his golf books

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Golf novelist Bob Thomas, best known for his book, Ben Hogan’s Secret, is tired of fighting the publishing industry to try to get his work into the hands of readers. But is he giving up? No. Thomas grew up in an abusive household, and this made him… more »

Germany's Stulz Golf is changing the shape of shafts

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A couple of years ago, the founder of Vortex Golf, a new Japanese equipment company, showed me a driver shaft he’d developed. It was triangular, rather than cylindrical, and was thus not approved by the USGA or R&A. Just the other day, I ran acr… more »

USGA: Measure distance only; PGA: Don't measure at all

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Last year, the USGA and R&A both altered the rules f golf a bit to allow for laser devices to be used to measure distances during competition. The rule change allowed local committees to decide whether or not the devices could be used. Interesting… more »

Stuart Appleby promotes The Leaderboard for strength and swing training

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I like to work out. I like to golf. The problem is that I rarely feel that these two pursuits complement one another, at least in the way I do them. Two days ago I took part in a media conference call with Stuart Appleby, who recently won the Mercedes… more »

The Club Glove Aficionado III stand bag can be custom-fit

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If you’ve ever read my equipment reviews, you’ll know that I’ve always had a soft spot for golf bags. I love finding just the right pockets for my tees, balls, cigar cutter and lighter, gloves, flask, and assorted accoutrements. And I love that new… more »

When that "new club magic" wears off

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Raise your grip-calloused hands if this has ever happened to you: Your game is in the toilet. You're farther right than Fox News most days, and others you're so far left you make Michael Moore look like Ron Reagan. Distraught, you demo a club, or borr… more »

Penn & Teller & Johnny Miller cash in on golf blogger's good idea

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Ask anyone who knows me and they will agree with this one thing: I do not have a lot of good ideas. I'm the guy who lost my nest-egg investing in a hemophiliac rugby league (not one team survived the first season). Then there was that restaurant/beaut… more »

SMT Golf offers golf glove with a lifetime warranty

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The weather in central Illinois has been warming up considerably (aside from today’s sleet), and I’ve wrestled my overloaded golf bag out of the basement and begun taking stock. Other than my swing, which seems to have completely abandoned me, just a… more »

Firethorn: Golf fashion no longer an oxymoron

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Over the past year, I’ve lost 25 pounds (50, if you add in the combined weight of all the golf balls I’ve hit astray). When I announced to my wife that I might just go out to buy some new golf clothes, she regarded me skeptically and asked, “Don’… more »

Heavy Putter gets weight-conscious, changes name to Boccieri

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I always liked the Heavy Putter, at least by name. The company never did respond to my requests to send a demo model for review, and my one experience with the heavy-bodied flat-stick was on a crowded practice green during a demo day. The engineering… more »

Upswing Golf: Ya gotta love plucky new equipment companies

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I once quoted some percentage of start-up golf equipment companies that go belly-up in less than three years. I can’t now find that percentage, but since it was a few years ago that I quoted it, the figure is probably outdated now anyway. The point… more »

New golf balls aren't for everyone

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This final installment of my trilogy of rants about golf balls. I promise. My claim throughout has been that just because a dozen balls costs more than a steak dinner doesn’t mean that that ball is the best choice for your game. As further (and fina… more »

Golf balls, lost balls, and tightwads

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So yesterday, I argued that all golf balls are not ideal for all golfers, much the same way as golf clubs. I furthermore proposed that people get fitted for club and ball combinations. One problem with this is that we switch balls more often than we s… more »

Golf balls should be custom-fit, too

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Among the best players, there is as much or more talk about reining in golf ball technology as there is club technology. Jack Nicklaus has suggested using a special restricted-flight ball for the Masters to protect the integrity of Augusta National. F… more »

Quality junior golf clubs help make quality junior golfers

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If golf is going to grow, it needs to attract kids. To do this, there are two requirements: 1) High-quality, affordable, attractive equipment 2) Affordable, accessible, playable courses As for number one, thank goodness that the days of sawed-of… more »

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