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2013 Grand Slam Favorites

July 29, 2013

The 2013 Grand Slam season is half-way done for professional golf. The first two majors are in the book, but there are still two tournaments left for the best in golf. Adam Scott and Justin Rose, two of the best players never to have won a major, won in the Masters and the US Open. Now the Grand Slam season moves to the British Open.

The British Open will be held at the Muirfield course in the UK in July. The PGA will take place at Oak Read the rest of this entry »

The Ten Most Beautiful Golf Courses In America

May 24, 2013

Finding a gorgeous golf course can help to make your game a lot more fun and even more productive. If you’re golfing on a course that has a lot of terrain issues, you will find that your game and attitude suffers because of it. Finding the right course might be a difficult chore, but there are a few ways for you to accomplish this. Looking online and seeing what other people have to say is really going to be your best bet when it comes to getting to a course that you are actually going to love.

When using Read the rest of this entry »

Professional Golf’s Greatest Final Rounds

March 20, 2013

Any short list of the most amazing final rounds in tournament golf will invariably concentrate around golf’s four majors. At the top of the list, it is hard not to go with Jack Nicklaus’ final round at the 1986 Masters. In that era, common wisdom suggested that a pro golfer was just too old to win a major in his mid-40s.

On that memorable Sunday at Augusta, Nicklaus holed an improbable 25-foot birdie putt on the difficult eleventh. Even with that birdie, the “Golden Bear” was still two shots off the lead with only seven Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Tips For Improving Your Short Game

March 16, 2013

Golfers can save the most strokes by improving their short game. While definitions vary, you can consider the short game to be any shot inside 100 yards. Following are ten tips for improving your short game.

1. Use your sand wedge in sand traps and also use it to get out of deep grass around the green.

2. Use a seven iron to get the ball off the ground when you want to land on the green and control the roll.

3. Don’t try for an impossible shot. You will save strokes by just getting your ball on the green.

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Best Golf Resorts In The World

March 15, 2013

When you consider top golf resorts, decide what is most important to you, whether it be history, scenery, or amenities.

If history is what you’re after, St. Andrews in Scotland will be almost everyone’s short list. St. Andrews and the surrounding hotels annually host many thousands of intrepid golfers seeking the holy grail of golf. Widely acknowledged as the birthplace of golf, St. Andrews is one of the most anticipated stops that the Open Championship (the British Open) makes as it cycles through top courses Read the rest of this entry »

The Most Affordable New Drivers

March 14, 2013

There’s nothing quite like placing the ball on the tee, lining up the shot, bending gently at the knees and then executing the perfect drive. The sweet sound that the ball makes as it leaves the club face guarantees the ball will fly long and true.

The drive is obviously an important part of the game of golf, and club manufacturers have produced some amazingly advanced golf clubs. The problem with these clubs is that they are incredibly expensive. Luckily, the science evolves so rapidly that an affordable mid-priced club today is made with cutting-edge technologies of Read the rest of this entry »

Who Is The World’s Best Golfer?

March 13, 2013

The debate still wages at courses throughout the world about who is the best golfer today on the Professional Golf Association Tour. With the recent reemergence of fallen-star Tiger Woods, the steady play of long-time professional Phil Mickelson and the exciting play of up-and-coming Rory McIlroy, the debate over who is the world’s best golfer only gets harder with every passing tournament. Below are a couple of reasons why either Tiger or Phil could be considered the world’s best golfer.

Tiger Woods

There Read the rest of this entry »