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In response to:, because life's too short for bogey stogies

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In response to: Nike Golf celebrates 2011 Masters with limited edition balls, golf shoes

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In response to: Have yourself a birdie little Christmas

I think your instincts are right: 44 courses in the Barcelona area, plus beaches and paella!
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In response to: Have yourself a birdie little Christmas

Adriá Bosch [Visitor]
I want to ask my dad for Christmas a golf trip, but I'm not sure if going to Barcelona or Verona... I think I'm more excited to go to Barcelona because I have already seen this option but I don't know... any advice? By the way, I also want the GPS golf watch... I need it right now
PermalinkPermalink 12/13/17 @ 07:33

In response to: Train like Jordan Spieth with Crossover Symmetry's Golf Fitness Package

Tim Newman [Visitor]
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PermalinkPermalink 10/19/17 @ 13:37

In response to: Golf shoe technology has improved as much as club technology

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In response to: PXG: Precision fitting, powerful clubs

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PermalinkPermalink 09/28/17 @ 04:18

In response to: Father's Day golf gift guide, 2017 edition

Tracy [Visitor]
Glad to hear you've been draining putts with the FLAT CAT Solution!!

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In response to: Golf Pet Peeve #2: Unrepaired pitch marks on greens

theback9 [Visitor]
The Twister 2.0 is based on a patented invention that makes divot repair very easy to do and result in perfect repairs without any damage left to the green
PermalinkPermalink 05/23/17 @ 04:52

In response to: Beware of non-conforming Aerospeed Shaft

Chad underhill [Visitor]
The zero axis putter is not legal cause the club head cant be longer that the putter face is wide
PermalinkPermalink 03/09/17 @ 05:27

In response to: It's not how you play, it's how you look

Adrian [Visitor]
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PermalinkPermalink 01/08/17 @ 03:41

In response to: Beware of non-conforming Aerospeed Shaft

John Watson [Visitor]
I bought The hammer 10 degrees. And I looked at the video and did exactly what it said. I can get only 150 out of it. Back to my 79 dollar tour edge 10.5 degree loft driver and boom 225. So at 68 I'll take it and The Hammer is for sale for whatever I can get for it. Dr. J
PermalinkPermalink 07/23/16 @ 11:28

In response to: Rules are rules, but cameras are not eyes: On the USGA, technology, and penalties

Jim Multerer [Visitor]
I agree completely with your assessment. Golf is an honorable activity and, as such, a golfer's word should be considered.
Now, if 'they' insist on assessing a penalty, at least make it a one stroke penalty and not a two stroke penalty. Inadvertent ball movement (or moving one grain of sand) does not deserve the same penalty as a blatant offense like actually grounding your club in the sand.
PermalinkPermalink 07/19/16 @ 09:40

In response to: Be distinctive on the course with Nobis headwear

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In response to: "The cart boy" is one swanky service I can do without

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In response to: The decadence of January golf in Illinois (or, "That's not my breath, it's smoke!")

Memo [Visitor]
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In response to: Spiked Seltzer: Great idea, great drink

Ah, the original FedEx format. That was a dud when we knew who was going to win it before the final tourney ever started. Much better now after they tweaked the points/format a few times. Thanks for clarifying. The earlier link pulled up a great number of incoherent comments on previous blogs. Didn't know which you were referring to.
PermalinkPermalink 12/12/15 @ 19:14

In response to: Spiked Seltzer: Great idea, great drink

2under [Visitor]
Of course you don't, Kiel...

You claimed the FedEx was a dud. I embedded the link in my previous entry. Care to take a walk down memory lane?

What happened to the good days of Alex and Judge Smails?
PermalinkPermalink 12/12/15 @ 15:47

In response to: Spiked Seltzer: Great idea, great drink

No clue what you're talking about.
But cheers, anyway!
PermalinkPermalink 12/12/15 @ 11:05

In response to: Spiked Seltzer: Great idea, great drink

2under [Visitor]
Last time I contributed to a blog, it was about the viability of the FedEx cup.

Back in 2007, you were opining about Watermelon Fizzes...I see not much has changed.

Well, I'll ask you to revisit a 2007 blog:

What say you?
PermalinkPermalink 12/11/15 @ 16:25

In response to: Do April pars bring May birdies?

Mark Nessmith [Visitor]
Hit 'em straight, Kiel!
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In response to: Do April pars bring May birdies?

UPDATE: True to form, I was lucky to card one lone par during my my next nine. Nonetheless, another outing with friends was worth the ordeal. Maybe the problem was the lack of beer this time...
PermalinkPermalink 04/12/15 @ 18:47

In response to: French Lick Resort tries to head off damage from Indiana's RFRA

Brendan sweeney [Visitor]
Keil. Thank you for your support. We are looking forward to a great season and a historic Sr PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid this May. Cheers and Best in Golf to you and yours
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In response to: Nike Lunar Bandon Footwear golf shoes for soggy autumn days

Steven Alexander Golf Shoes [Visitor]
spikeless golf shoes (without replaceable spikes) and hybrid shoes (a mix of molded spikes and replaceable spikes) are expected to be 40-50% of all golf shoe sales.
PermalinkPermalink 10/29/14 @ 01:32

In response to: Nike Lunar Bandon Footwear golf shoes for soggy autumn days

kiel christianson [Visitor]
Interesting! I've had mine for over a year now, and haven't had that problem. Maybe you got a faulty pair. I'm sure they are still under warranty -- you should exchange them for a different pair to see if that solves the problem. Hope it does!
PermalinkPermalink 10/11/14 @ 04:49

In response to: Nike Lunar Bandon Footwear golf shoes for soggy autumn days

Billy [Visitor]
I have bought a pair of this and completed a round this morning. Weather was good but there were rain the night before. After the round I found the stitches at the front tips of the shoes were allowing water to leak in, which I think might be a design fault. Everywhere else was dry. I must say the shoes were comfortable.
PermalinkPermalink 10/10/14 @ 12:22

In response to: "Birdies for the Children" and 11-year-old founder Yuvish Singh give golfers of all ages reason for optimism

Vic Singh [Visitor]
Congratulations to Yuvish and all the luck, blessings and support to you as you head to France to compete in the first stage of the European Tour QSchool. You are an outstanding golfer and a tremendous human being. May god be with you, from all of us in Canada, USA, India, South Africa, South America and Europe.
PermalinkPermalink 09/15/14 @ 21:24

In response to: Hey, USGA – Why no U.S. Women's Senior Open?

Katharine [Member]
Great idea. Men as well as women can learn a great deal when they get up close to watch women golfers of any age in action.
PermalinkPermalink 08/29/14 @ 18:16

In response to: Putter designer Bruce Sizemore, Jr. resigns from The Sizemore Collection

Mybluc4 [Visitor]
Every few months I post a search request for Bruce Sizemore. Does anyone know if Bruce is still designing and building custom putters? Kind of went dark after his split with SuperStroke. Before that Sizemore designed some really terrific putters under his own signature, many with stunning milled faces and beautiful finishes.

Would appreciate any updates. Thanks.
PermalinkPermalink 08/05/14 @ 14:06

In response to: Hydro Flask: Hydration and/or libation for golfers

Betty Dean [Visitor]
Excellent article! I want one of these for my crappy rounds of golf. Scotch and water would do nicely!
PermalinkPermalink 08/03/14 @ 14:37

In response to: Anything you can do, Wie can do better

Dan at Cheap Golf Clubs [Visitor]
I'm with you. I have been saying the same things about Michelle since she first appeared in golf. She has tremendous talent and it will continue to become more apparent.
She's just a kid yet, but she will win big.
PermalinkPermalink 07/11/14 @ 10:13

In response to: "Fore" golf gifts for Father's Day 2014

John Mc Loud [Visitor]
how about giong hunting balls with the nite-hawk golf ball predator?
fahters liek competions...
PermalinkPermalink 06/13/14 @ 03:05

In response to: First day of the 2014 golf season: Great Expectations

Bob Gordon [Visitor]
A reminder that golf is more than a game. It is that opportunity to bond, share laughs and have fun with friends.
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In response to: First day of the 2014 golf season: Great Expectations

Karl Newton [Visitor]
No truer words were ever spoken. Golf has lead to many if not most of my middle age friendships. I call myself lucky to have the game and these fellow dewsweepers in my life.
PermalinkPermalink 04/01/14 @ 11:06

In response to: Hole-in-one in Tennessee earns free filet mignon

Rajec [Visitor]
It was considered a distraction from archery practice which young Scots where expected to take up. Ironically, after James II's kingship he had a burial at ruined Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland, which is only minutes away from various golf courses including the Prestonfield Golf Club which is the closest golf course to Holyrood Abbey and his resting place.
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In response to: Last-minute Valentine's Day gift for a never-ending winter

Karl Newton [Visitor]
Will this crate and it bootie improve my turn? I'm afraid this inactivity may have affected flexibility.
PermalinkPermalink 02/20/14 @ 05:33

In response to: Putter designer Bruce Sizemore, Jr. resigns from The Sizemore Collection

Elliot DeBear [Visitor]
Big Bruce Sizemore fan. Use an SB-2 feel it is one of the highest quality, beautiful and well engineered putters made. What ever happened to Bruce after his split with SuperStroke? Is he still designing and building putters?
PermalinkPermalink 01/01/14 @ 09:33

In response to: Beware of non-conforming Aerospeed Shaft

Dave [Visitor]
Why is the zero axis putter non conforming?
PermalinkPermalink 11/16/13 @ 17:48

In response to: Hole-in-one in Tennessee earns free filet mignon

Michael Morshower [Visitor]
So now steaks are part of golf vacation packages. Just kidding. I wish I could also nail a hole in one.
PermalinkPermalink 11/02/13 @ 01:33

In response to: Hole-in-one in Tennessee earns free filet mignon

Michael Neary [Visitor]
Kiel, might you have an up to date email address for Bob Thomas ? I am from Dublin, Ireland and want to talk to him. Thanks Michael
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In response to: Solheim Cup observations

Whoa, and it was a caddy that conceded the putt as she addressed the ball. Not only illegal, but also interference. Weird.
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/13 @ 14:07

In response to: Solheim Cup observations

Another observation: It's not that Michelle Wie can't putt. It's that she can't read greens. Her putting stroke -- no matter how she stands -- is fine.
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In response to: Solheim Cup observations

So...If Creamer had not been able to stop her stroke after that ill-timed concession, Lexi would have been disqualified from the hole. THIS, I think, is what made Paula angry on that hole Saturday afternoon. She was saying, "Really? As I'm taking the putter back?"
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In response to: Solheim Cup observations

Another thought: Has there ever been a taller combined pairing in Solheim Cup history than Jessica Korda and Michelle Wie?
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/13 @ 13:21

In response to: "While we're young" – The curse of slow play

Chuck Stump [Visitor]
The comment on match play would really speed things up. I'd like to see beginners be "tested" for basic skills on par-3 layouts. And always HWR-hit when ready.
PermalinkPermalink 08/06/13 @ 10:50

In response to: "While we're young" – The curse of slow play

R. Bruce Walker [Visitor]

I had a similar reaction myself ... not sure that the tone and manner is entirely appropriate. Certainly the acting and delivery by the selection of golf celebrities is 'wooden'. I like to imagine that the agency that pitched the concept at least tried to negotiate with the estate of Rodney Dangerfield or the makers of Caddyshack to use his actual image to kickoff the campaign.

As a former ad guy/creative director what I do appreciate is that by having a handle like 'While we're young," guys making the complaint have a way to make light of the situation and avoid the potential conflict that calling out slow play and slow players usually causes.

Per slow players themselves, they are the scourge of the game. I have quit country clubs because of them; stood on my head on a towel in the middle of the fairway to get their attention; and seriously considered giving up the game entirely after a few particularly annoying outings.

It is the disrespect and the utter self-absorption that is most offensive. With each practice swing, plumb bob and laborious contemplation they torture everyone unfortunate enough to be in their company or who are forced to play behind them.

I dare say has it never occurred to them that golf is a game of rhythm and momentum that rewards continuity of play? I can virtually guarantee better scores when the game is played quickly and continuously and professionals should teach this,
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In response to: Three Father's Day gifts that will make Dad smile

Matthew [Visitor]
My dad plays golf, so i got him a personalized ball target from with mine and my brothers' baby photos on the flag. He really liked them.
PermalinkPermalink 07/02/13 @ 01:55

In response to: "While we're young" – The curse of slow play

Fred Greene [Visitor]
Kiel, please contact me, I'd like to interview you on this topic for the GOLF SMARTER Podcast!
PermalinkPermalink 06/28/13 @ 10:35

In response to: "While we're young" – The curse of slow play

Fred Greene [Visitor]
From first glance, I thought the "While We're Still Young" campaign was condescending. But isn't that the basic elitist position of the USGA from day one? I have another suggestion for courses re: Marshalls. If you've noticed that a group is playing slowly, most likely they spend a LOT of time looking for balls that are either OB or buried in deep rough. Instead of telling them to speed up, position yourself in the fairway as they tee off. If they hit an errant shot, find it immediately and mark it for them! Wouldn't that be a helpful and welcomed service?!??!
PermalinkPermalink 06/28/13 @ 10:30

In response to: Beware of non-conforming Aerospeed Shaft

David C [Visitor]
I sent the nonconforming zero axis putter back after getting ra from Jack Hamm

Still trying to get credit for the return.
PermalinkPermalink 06/28/13 @ 10:20
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