Golfamily Album #127

Aug 19th

Jon Rahm eagled the 18th hole in the last round at the Farmers Insurance Open, which he won by three strokes. Credit Orlando Jorge Ramirez/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Golf Cartoon #309

Aug 18th

Ben Hogan refuses to give up the ghost

Aug 18th

As company reinvents itself as direct to consumer business (Shared from GolfPunk)

The Ben Hogan brand is refusing to give up the ghost, and is now coming back as a direct–to­–the consumer brand.

The company laid off most of its staff last year, but is now in the course of reinventing itself once again.

According to Scott White, CEO of Ben Hogan Golf, it has not been an easy process:

“There was a lot of discussion, a lot of gnashing of teeth, pulling of hair and even conversations about ‘Do we just close this thing down?’” he said. “None of us wanted to do that because we all believe there is a place for the Ben Hogan brand in the golf industry.  But wait, there’s more…

Playoff push heats up, Stenson with ice in his vains

Aug 18th

In The Takeaway, Teryn Schaefer recaps Round 1 of the Wyndham Championship, where Webb Simpson, Matt Every and Co. had an early 59-watch going, Henrik “the Iceman” Stenson’s putter was on fire on a hot and steamy North Carolina day.

The Wyndham Championship takes place at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC. In 2016, Si Woo Kim closed with a 3-under 67 for a five-stroke victory, winning his first PGA TOUR trophy.

Golf Architects/Designers: Cynthia Dye McGarey

Aug 15th

Cynthia Dye was born in Urbana, Ohio and grew up learning the fundamentals of traditional golf course design from her father, golf course architect Roy Anderson Dye, and her uncle, golf course architect Pete Dye. When she was young she would go to the Dye office after school to color maps and hand draw golf course layouts.

Cynthia began her career in Phoenix, Arizona designing landscapes for commercial and residential buildings. In 1988 she became a full–time consultant for the family business and for close to 11 years worked as a design consultant around the world. In 2001 Cynthia started her own golf course design company, Dye Designs Group, in order to implement her own signature version of the family design philosophy. She believes seeing one of her ideas on paper develop into a physical golf course is one of the most gratifying experiences she has had.

Cynthia’s design philosophy is to enhance golf course architecture and strategy through sound design principles. She aims to work with her clients to provide the most cost–effective and environmentally sensitive design. Her mission is to promote and serve the game of golf.

Marking Cynthia Dye’s first course design in Europe, the new course will form part of the Falesia D’El Rey Resort, which lies around 50 miles, or an hour’s drive, north of Lisbon.

The project has been on the table for some 15 years, but a change of ownership and the need for sensitive planning and permitting has caused a delay in work getting underway.  But wait, there’s more…

The County Sligo Golf Club, Ireland

Aug 14th

The course boasts one of the most scenic locations in Ireland perched on cliffs that tower over three expansive beaches overlooking the Atlantic. The panoramic mountain and ocean views are spectacular but they pale in comparison to the stunning scenery provided by Benbulben, an enormous limestone rock formation that the area is known for. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Club Peralada, Spain

Aug 13th


Golfamily Album #126

Aug 12th

Golf legend Walter Hagen

Golf Cartoon #308

Aug 11th

The Bettinardi Inovai 3.0

Aug 10th

The softest mallet putter ever?  (Shared from GolfPunk)

I once spent 45 minutes having a putting competition with Bob Bettinardi on the practice green at Wentworth. He schooled me. The man can putt. More importantly he understands putters, and how to make everyone a better putter. That day he was showing me his mallet putters, which he doesn’t get as much credit for. But if you go back as far as 2003 Jim Furyk won the US Open using one of his unusual designs.

I’d argue that Bettinardi has been milling the finest putters for a very long time. His putters are 100% milled at his own facility in Chicago. There’s no outsourcing to China. Every putter is 100% made in the USA. The level of detail that his putter can reach is insane and some of the tour putters are just incredible looking.  But wait, there’s more…