Archive for June, 2011

PGA Tour – “Outside the Ropes” with Padraig Harrington

Jun 30th

Learn about Padraig Harrington’s favorite movies, his dream foursome and what he won a trophy for when he was 13.  For more, visit PGATOUR.COM.

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Golf Architects/Designers: Pepe Gancedo

Jun 29th

José “Pepe” Gancedo is considered the “Picasso” of the golf designers. Born in Malaga in 1938, he started to play golf with 12 years old; by that time there were no child or junior categories. He used to play with half-set that he had inherited from an aunt, whom she played with them only once, and he used them until he was 14 when his father bought him a Ken Smith set to a priest of the Malaga Military Air Base.

Six times the winner of the Spanish championship he also won two International tournaments and finished seven times in second place at the Nationals and he won the first Championship of Spain in 1966 at Club de Campo de Madrid. While competing he was in high school studying commerce but on his 6 year he was suspended and his father decided that it was time for him to start to work, he then started to work in a company in Madrid. He later returned to Malaga to work for a local department store and it was by that time that first sketches of Torrequebrada came to life, after finishing his first masterpiece he then decided to embrace the his career as a golf course designer.

Pepe Gancedo stands out for his thoughtful approach; he studies the local terrain and surroundings in-depth before conceiving of a design for his courses.  On his portfolio and among others there are courses like Torrequebrada, Foressos Golf, El Chaparral, Golf del Sur, Costa Adeje and Monte Mayor in Spain; Parque da Floresta in Portugal and the Cocotal Golf & Country Club together with the White Sands Golf Course in the Dominican Republic. But wait, there’s more

Sligo Wear

Jun 28th

Sligo Wear is the fusion between fashion and performance. When it comes to bold and fresh golf apparel, few companies are putting out what they have been over the last few years, trendy clothing in bright colours with great patterns to add some colour to your golf game. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Sligo Wear was founded by a group of friends and active golfers each of who were frustrated by a lack of fashionable and proper-fitting, affordable golf apparel in the marketplace.  At a Pro-Am in the Azores, Portugal in early 2004, they discovered a different fashion for golf apparel and upon their return started Sligo Wear Inc.

According to Jeff Dezen, JDPR’s founder and president, “Few apparel companies offer the quality and creativity of Sligo Wear. Their meteoric rise over the last few years is a testament to their fine craftsmanship, bold style and excellent customer service.  We are honoured to have them as our client and are confident that the Sligo brand is poised for tremendous growth as their brand awareness among golfers and other style-conscious, active men increases.”

Over the last few years, the company evolved from what was once a small boutique apparel brand into what is now a brand that you can pick up at major retailers. Sligo Wear, which has already been at the forefront of several key wins including Brian Gay’s 2009 PGA Tour victories at the St. Jude Classic and Verizon Heritage Championship, blends unique trends and fits of North America and European fashion with technical fabrications an athlete requires. But wait, there’s more

Rory McIlroy’s style could have a big impact on golf fashion for years to come.

Jun 27th

Rory McIlroy appears to be having a considerable impact on golf fashion at present, not least because young fans are eager to copy the Northern Irishman’s distinctive style.

Irish newspaper the Independent noted a number of teenage supporters are looking to emulate the star’s famous curly hairstyle.

McIlroy – who recently won the US Open by eight strokes after chalking up a record 628 total – is well-known for his wavy locks, with the newspaper describing the mop as the “hairdo du jour”.

Scores of youngsters turned out to see the sportsman as he made his triumphant return to his home town, where he paraded the US Open trophy around Holywood Golf Club and spoke to waiting media outlets eager to interview the young champion.

Those keen to complete the aesthetic may wish to search for the latest golf clothing from Glenmuir, where they can choose from all manner of golf apparel. (source)

Golf Cartoon #25

Jun 25th

Golf Books #33 (Play Your Best Golf Now)

Jun 24th

Two of golf’s most revolutionary teachers share a personalized approach to accessing your peak performance.

“The VISION54 approach is far more than just pure golf technique, it allows an individual to unlock their true potential by opening their mind and believing anything is possible to achieve.” – David Leadbetter, David Leadbetter Golf Academy

Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott are Complete Game Coaches, leaders of a new kind of golf instruction that focuses on more than just the grip, the stance, and the swing. Their VISION54 method targets the complete golfer-the whole person-not just the technical aspects of the game. Their coaching philosophy focuses on possibilities, not limitations, with an end goal of MY54-the idea that any golfer can reach their own personalized version of peak performance, scoring nothing but birdies on a par-72 course.

Building on the core concepts introduced in Every Shot Must Have a Purpose and the strategic thinking in The Game Within the Game, Play Your Best Golf Now takes the mystery out of the soft skills of golf and shows golfers how to add these skills to their game for peak performance. Players learn to master the 8 Essential Playing Skills:

1. LEAVE YOUR MIND BEHIND and enter the Play Box
2. DECIDE AND COMMIT to your shots
3. FIND YOUR BALANCE both physically and mentally
4. FEEL YOUR TEMPO on the course and dance to its rhythm
5. TAME TENSION to improve your swing
7. STORE MEMORIES and learn from the past to make a better present

And the 2 Essential Practice Skills:

1. SIMULATE GOLF on the practice range to maximize your time and effort
2. INTEGRATE SKILLS and practice with a plan

These Essentials complement the technical anchors of the game-the grip, the stance, the swing-and give players a foundation for achieving their peak performance. MY54 is the vision, and these are the building blocks for achieving a higher level of play. (source)

Callaway Golf Pro Alvaro Quiros on Winning

Jun 23rd

Callaway Golf Pro Alvaro Quiros on playing soccer or golf and growing up. Winners play Callaway. Visit

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Environmental Golf Courses #9 – Broken Sound Club, Florida, USA

Jun 22nd

The Broken Sound Club, a 36-hole prestigious members’ club in Boca Raton, Florida, has hosted the PGA Senior Tour Allianz Championship since 2007 and excels at waste reduction and management, according to GEO.

“They have a fantastic community-based green waste recycling, composting, and resource reduction initiative,” says GEO’s Jonathan Smith.

An aggressive composting program makes use of grass clippings and food waste from the property and surrounding community and the resulting nutrient-rich compost is used to help fertilize fairways and roughs, a measure that can help reduce the use of manufactured fertilizers.

The clubhouse has stopped using polystyrene cups, and the pro shops specialize in products from companies that monitor their supply chains for environmental stewardship and efficiency.

Tasha Eichenseher (source – National Geographic – “National Geographic News series on global water issues.

PGA Tour – “Outside the Ropes” with Rory McIlroy

Jun 21st

Learn how professional golfer Rory McIlroy got his nickname, what his favorite meal is, what his dream job for a day would be and who his golf idol is. For more, visit PGATOUR.COM.

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US Open 2011: Remarkable Rory McIlroy wins by eight shots

Jun 20th

How about Rory McIlroy, winner of the 2011 US Open championship with a record low score of 268, 16 under par. How about Rory McIlroy, winner of the 2011 US Open by a margin of eight shots. How about Rory McIlroy, who followed the disappointment of his Augusta National collapse two months ago with a display that will go down in the annals alongside that of Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach in 2000 – a performance acknowledged by many as the greatest in the tournament’s history.

Rory McIlroy become the youngest US Open champion since Bobby Jones in 1923, winning with a record score of 16 under par.

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