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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. http://sahabatpoker.com/
PermalinkPermalink 03/05/14 @ 03:44

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?
Thanks,
Elliot
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.

http://southerngolftours.com/
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
PermalinkPermalink 10/09/13 @ 11:13

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.
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/13 @ 14:00

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?"
PermalinkPermalink 08/17/13 @ 13:59

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]
Kiel:

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,
PermalinkPermalink 07/29/13 @ 10:32

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 http://annestone.com/putting-aids/ 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! http://GolfSmarter.com
Fred@GolfSmarterPodcast.com
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

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

Another way to speed up play: Golf course operators -- allow players walking with push carts to roll them on the greens. In Australia, this practice is actively encouraged, as it rolls the greens for free. It certainly can't hurt the greens, as my cart weighs a lot less than I do. Doing this would save time by eliminating walking back to the far side of the green or circling way around the putting surface after holing out.
PermalinkPermalink 06/21/13 @ 06:04

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

craig [Visitor]
I couldn't agree with you more. I have been playing since 1968, and the great majority playing today are watching too much pro golf before heading out. I also don't care for the "while we're young" campaign. It's rude, and that is how it was meant in Caddyshack. Just pick up the pace, or pick up the ball.
PermalinkPermalink 06/20/13 @ 09:03

In response to: Three Father's Day gifts that will make Dad smile

Yes--check the linked website.
PermalinkPermalink 06/18/13 @ 06:27

In response to: Rory's sharp Nike sweater on sale now!

I believe so, yes.
PermalinkPermalink 06/18/13 @ 06:27

In response to: Three Father's Day gifts that will make Dad smile

otisdelarosa [Visitor]
Three gifts are interesting, but the cuban E-cigar hooks my attention. Is it available worldwide?
PermalinkPermalink 06/16/13 @ 20:18

In response to: Rory's sharp Nike sweater on sale now!

feonicamartinez [Visitor]
This is great,is it still on sale now? My father would definitely love this. He is also Rory McIlroy's fan..
PermalinkPermalink 06/16/13 @ 20:14

In response to: Lousy spring necessitates great rain wear

feonicamartinez [Visitor]
Clothes are so cool! Not bad, they're not that expensive, good thing for that! I should look one for dad's. He'll gonna love it. :) thumbs up!
PermalinkPermalink 05/28/13 @ 22:59

In response to: Five months later, one golf resolution accomplished

feonicamartinez [Visitor]
Congrats to you Kiel! You're the best! No wonder if I will see you playing on PGA. : )
PermalinkPermalink 05/28/13 @ 22:37

In response to: Five months later, one golf resolution accomplished

Mike [Member]
Congrats, Kiel! You're one ahead of me... I guess you need to set goals to get one.
PermalinkPermalink 05/15/13 @ 11:28

In response to: 2012 Head-to-Toe Christmas Apparel Gift Guide

Online Mens golf Clothing [Visitor]
Simply opt for an ethical Christmas gift that aligns with their core principles.But by this search we can find different types of ethical gifts, however, depending on the personal tastes and concerns of your targeted male.It's really appreciative.


PermalinkPermalink 05/01/13 @ 03:27

In response to: Flags at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Michigan flown at half-staff

kiel christianson [Visitor]
A mutual friend reports that Jim did indeed golf. Miigwech, Heather (Thanks), that makes me happy to know.
PermalinkPermalink 04/12/13 @ 07:20

In response to: Bubba's Masters Champions Dinner children's menu

Ron Mon [Member]
"where he might be jumped in a back alley by a spice rack."

My favorite quote of the year. Nice and concise.
PermalinkPermalink 04/10/13 @ 05:56

In response to: PGA Merchandise Show: Speed-dating with golf equipment companies

Dorothy Wright [Visitor]
Very cute Hello kitty golf stuff. I have never seen such things before but the idea is quite cool. Who says golf is only for the pros?
PermalinkPermalink 02/17/13 @ 06:51

In response to: PGA Merchandise Show: Speed-dating with golf equipment companies

Ron Mon [Member]
Does that sun mountain cart come with a changing table? Bring the kid & diaper bag and off you go.
PermalinkPermalink 02/02/13 @ 12:43

In response to: Sounding off on the talking heads

Kor [Visitor]
Q: What kind of person likes Johnny Miller's constant self fluffery?
A: Other know-it-alls who lack conscientiousness and love the sound of their own voice.

I prefer a more enlightened, self-deprecating type of announcer. Johnny Miller, please shut up.
PermalinkPermalink 12/30/12 @ 13:01

In response to: 2012 Head-to-Toe Christmas Apparel Gift Guide

Daren [Visitor]
I liked your column. I wished that you had included Kings Cross Golf Apparel, which is a line of traditional golf clothing with a new twist. Kings Cross also carries the new style of nubby bottomed classic leather saddle shoe. Please give them a look. We would appreciate it. Go to
http:www.kingscrossknickers.com
PermalinkPermalink 12/05/12 @ 19:54

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

Yeah, those originals did the job, but these are way more comfy right out of the box.
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/12 @ 13:25

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

RonMon [Visitor]
I love my original Bandons. Five years on and they stand up to whatever Lakes Erie and Ontario, along with Mama Nature, throw our way.
PermalinkPermalink 10/21/12 @ 08:55

In response to: 10 things I learned at the 2012 Ryder Cup

And for the record, The Meltdown at Medinah is MINE. (And it's vastly superior to Johnny Miller's alliteratively challenged "The Colossal Collapse in Chicago.")
PermalinkPermalink 09/30/12 @ 16:16

In response to: 10 things I learned at the 2012 Ryder Cup

Another thing I learned: Don't count your birdies before they're holed. The Meltdown at Medinah is complete.
PermalinkPermalink 09/30/12 @ 15:20

In response to: Trump International Golf Links Scotland is spectacular and controversial

Aberdonian M [Visitor]
Agree with you on the visibility of the turbines vs energy industry supply ships.

The hotel and housing complex were initially 'postponed' due to the 'economic crisis'. Now it's because of the turbines (which were planned before the golf course), I suspect he's just looking for an excuse to leave.
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/12 @ 09:53

In response to: Trump International Golf Links Scotland is spectacular and controversial

Kevin O'Sullivan [Visitor]
Hi Kiel
I am a reporter with the Aberdeen Evening Express. I was wondering whether you could contact me regarding Mr Salmond's "absolutely" comment.
Many thanks
Kevin
PermalinkPermalink 08/07/12 @ 03:01

In response to: Trump International Golf Links Scotland is spectacular and controversial

bozozozo [Visitor]
but, but, this is Mr. Trump. Can't he, uh, trump any stinkin' First Minister, or President, or Prime Minister, or whatever, of any country? Don't you know who he is? It's the Donald!
PermalinkPermalink 08/02/12 @ 15:20

In response to: Surino Golf Socks: Like walking on air

Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
An update: I have discovered that the Surino socks become quite fuzzy after several washes, and they are so thick that if they pick up any seeds/chaff along the way (say, as you're searching for your ball in high grass), these imperfections get embedded in the wool and can make for some prickly, itchy spots that are hard to get rid of.
PermalinkPermalink 07/19/12 @ 09:07

In response to: Tattoo Golf: Accessories with attitude

Cody D [Visitor]
If anything has changed for me over the years, its the style in the game. Im 24 and a 5 handicap, and Ricky Fowler has been a great ambassador for the new style of golfing for my generation. It used to be a polo shirt and khaki cargo shorts for us, but now it seems you can look professional and stylish while playing golf and being young.
PermalinkPermalink 06/19/12 @ 07:51

In response to: A few more functional and fun Father's Day gift ideas

Jeff [Visitor]
These are great ideas. I have one more and I finally decided to gift a golf simulator(http://www.bogolf.com) to my dad :) on this eve.
PermalinkPermalink 06/09/12 @ 01:50

In response to: Lamkin REL 3GEN golf grips: tacky chic

Thanks for reading! I haven't been there since it first opened, actually. I had heard--perhaps erroneously--that it had closed for a while, but I'm glad to see now that it's open. I enjoyed the layout quite a bit, and the price is sure right to at least give it a try, based on the rates on the website.
PermalinkPermalink 05/04/12 @ 05:48

In response to: "Two Good Rounds" dishes on Tour pros' favorite drinks

HB [Visitor]
I will definitely check this out, thanks for the review!
PermalinkPermalink 05/03/12 @ 09:03

In response to: Lamkin REL 3GEN golf grips: tacky chic

HB [Visitor]
Just commented on your 10 year old review for Calderone Farms. Have you played it since your original review from back when it was spanking brand new? If so what were your impressions versus the first time? Thanks and great blog you have here!
PermalinkPermalink 05/03/12 @ 08:55

In response to: Surino Golf Socks: Like walking on air

Ron Mon [Member]
I swear to God, I can't believe we wrote about the same topic, viewing different brands. I've been planning this one for a few weeks and just got around to it. Bizarre in a concurrent, coincidental way. Nice piece, bee tee dubs.
PermalinkPermalink 03/21/12 @ 18:11

In response to: Swing Trust Oil: Aromatherapy for your golf swing

Sharon [Visitor]
Very interesting. I am not as familiar with these particular oils. My favourite always has been the fragrance of Ocean Breeze which is not considered an essential oil as a fragrance oil. It is a calming scent that brings to mind lazy seaside days and moonlit nights on the shore. As well as an oil for use in candle oil warmers it is also available in scented candles.

Take a look at http://www.candleholderstoday.com and we would love to have any/all comments.
PermalinkPermalink 12/09/11 @ 08:10

In response to: Start holiday shopping early: rulefourteen Invisibrush Golf Towel and Levitee Golf Glove

Zev [Visitor]
Funny, the rule 14 thing applies to the glove too... I got one of the invisibrush towels first and it's top notch! Cool thing. Stopped scratching my club heads with wire brushes and this thing cleans my grooves like no other thing I've tried. Very cool. Will have to try the glove too in a few years when my hands get older :).
PermalinkPermalink 11/21/11 @ 14:12

In response to: Start holiday shopping early: rulefourteen Invisibrush Golf Towel and Levitee Golf Glove

Daniel [Visitor]
I've been using the LeviTee glove for the past few months and I absolutely love it! I also suffer from hand pain (and that hook you mentioned caused by my death grip). I'm playing the best golf of my life. And it IS legal if you have a medical condition that is alleviated by using the glove. Rule 14.3 Exception: 1. A player is not in breach of Rule 14.3 if (a) the equipment or device is designed for or has the effect of alleviating a medical condition, (b) the player has a legitimate medical reason to use the equipment or device, and (c) the Committee is satisfied that its use does not give the player any undue advantage over other players. The glove feels strange for 2 holes, then you forget about it. I bought one for my other hand and use them to play video games with my son. Those little controllers were murder on my hands before I started using the LeviTee gloves! I only wish I started playing with this glove 15 years ago so I didn't have to deal with my hands hurting today. This is a must have for all golfers. It reduced my grip pressure by 30% so the glove lasts twice as long. A high quality product. Two thumbs way up!
PermalinkPermalink 11/19/11 @ 16:16

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