Category: General

Tom Wishon's "12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game"

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Tom Wishon has been in the golf equipment business a long time. He’s the guy that engineered the first titanium wood heads offered by a U.S. company. He’s recently released a book called The Search for the Perfect Golf Club, which I’ll be eager… more »

Nike's SasQuatch driver stomping competition

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This is getting creepy. A few weeks ago, Nike announced that Chad Campbell would be using Nike’s new SasQuatch (SQ) driver. Then he goes and wins the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic the next week. Next, with relatively little fanfare, Tiger Woods himse… more »

"The Secret" to the perfect golf swing is still elusive

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On the cover of Golf Magazine's February issue is yet another headline touting a "secret move" that is guaranteed to give you more distance. Peter Kostis calls it the "new" X-factor. Essentially, this big "secret" consists of beginning your downswing… more »

Laser yardage measurement devices help players, hurt course architects

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Several months ago, I noted that the USGA and R&A had revised the rules to allow laser yardage measurement devices during official rounds, and even tournaments, when approved by the local rules committee. In that blog, I ruminated a bit about whet… more »

Nike, DeLaCruz Golf and other hybrid clubs coming out of the woodwork

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Clubs with adjustable weights are hot. Belly putters are hot. Hot balls are hot. Even calendars are hot (which may explain the hot balls…but I digress). Nothing, however, is hotter this season than hybrid clubs. Whether these clubs are envisioned… more »

Adams Golf expands Redline RPM line to fairway woods

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Adams Golf just announced the expansion of its successful Redline RPM line into fairway woods. The new low-profile woods will come in three different non-adjustable weighting schemes: draw bias (tungsten weight on the sole at heel), high-flight (weight a… more »

Nike SasQuatch driver is the real deal

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Moveable weights are all the rage in club designs these days, from drivers down to putters. As I have said in the past, I am of two minds about this design innovation. One mind says, “Yeah, so what? Lead tape has been around forever, and it’s… more »

College football's BCS and Congress Part 2

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A few weeks ago, I publicly registered my dismay at the announcement that Congress would be holding hearings about the BCS. Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) was reported by the AP to be spearheading the drive to get to the bottom of the "deeply flawed" B… more »

Golf's design beyond limits of man or chance

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Golf’s rules are intricate and arcane beyond human comprehension. The golf course is a sublime convergence of nature and nurture. The concept of using grotesquely shaped sticks to propel a tiny orb through the infinity of space is simply outside the co… more »

Congress should stay out of the BCS

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I quote an AP story from Dec. 2, 2005: “HOUSTON -- Calling the Bowl Championship Series ‘deeply flawed,’ the chairman of a congressional committee has called a hearing on the controversial system used to determine college football's national cha… more »

Merrill Lynch Skins Game field like 3-legged stool

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Loyal readers of my admittedly sporadic and occasionally soporific blogs (i.e., the six people I pay to read them) already know of my ambivalence toward made-for-TV events like the upcoming Merrill Lynch Skins Game. On one hand, I like to watch good golf… more »

Why I despise Raymond Floyd

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We all have our pet players on the PGA Tour, don’t we? Guys we just cheer for because they somehow look like the kind of guy you’d like to play 18 with and then go out for a beer. Why do I like Jesper Parnevik? Maybe the up-turned bill on his cap… more »

Golf Digest subscription likely to outlive subscriber

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Because the Funai Classic is about as classic as a Chrysler K-Car, and even less newsworthy, I feel the need to get something off my chest: I have grown to despise Golf Digest. Now don’t get me wrong: The grand old man of golf publishing still ma… more »

Michelle Wie can help bail out LPGA and its players

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The 2004 U.S. Women’s Open was won by Meg Mallon. After I spoke with her during a practice round, she went to go buy a cap at the souvenir tent because she didn’t have any other cap along. And there was no logo on her shirt. She didn’t have a sh… more »

Rule Change: Laser measurement devices now OK

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From a recent press release from Laser Link Golf: “After much consideration, the R&A, in conjunction with the United States Golf Association, has reached a decision regarding the use of electronic measuring devices (EMD’s) during a stipulated… more »

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