Archive for January, 2013

RLX Ralph Lauren SS13

Jan 31st

Shared from TrendyGolf Magazine

The brand new and much anticipated collection from one of the most technically advanced manufacturers of golf clothing in the world has finally landed at TrendyGolf. RLX Ralph Lauren is back and bursting with colour and technical garments ensuring you are set for the upcoming golfing season. But wait, there’s more

Golf Books #93 (Jewel in the Glen…)

Jan 29th

…Gleneagles, Golf and the Ryder Cup)


The Ryder Cup is coming home; the 40th staging of golf ’s show-piece event is returning to Gleneagles, Scotland.

Tracing the history of the Ryder Cup back to that infamous first encounter at Gleneagles in 1921, this book intertwines the histories of the coveted prize and of the game of golf at this renowned venue.

Through a series of in-depth interviews, an array of national and international celebrities reveal what the Ryder Cup and Gleneagles mean to them while examining the impact that the tournament will have on the local community and the wider Scottish society, culture, and economy.

With a hole-by-hole guide to the course by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomery, this volume paints a unique portrait of Scottish golf.

Author: Ed Hodges
Publication Date: June 1, 2013 (source)

Curiosities of Golf II

Jan 28th

1. The largest golfing green is that of the 695-yard, 5th hole, a par 6 at the International Golf Club in Massachusetts , with an area in excess of 28,000 square feet.

2. The driver swing speed of an average lady golfer is 62mph; 96mph for an average LPGA professional; 84mph for an average male golfer; 108mph for an average PGA Tour player; 130mph for Tiger Woods; 148-152mph for a national long drive champion.

3. There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.

4. The first golf balls were made of thin leather stuffed with feathers. Tightly-packed feathers made balls that flew the farthest. Feather balls were used until 1848.

5. The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was Coby Orr, who was five years old at the time. It happened in Littleton , Colorado , in 1975.

6. 22.8% of golfers are women.

7. Golf was banned in Scotland from 1457 to 1502 to ensure citizens wouldn’t waste time when preparing for an English invasion

8. The term birdie comes from an American named Ab Smith. While playing 1899, he played what he described as a “bird of a shot”, which became “birdie” over time.

9. The word golf does not mean “Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden”. This is an internet myth. It is thought the word golf comes from the Dutch word “kolf” or “kolve”, meaning “club”. Historians believe this was passed on to the Scottish, whose own dialect changed this to “golve,” “gowl” or “gouf”. By the sixteenth century, this had evolved into the word we know today.

10. Don’t feel bad about your high handicap —- 80% of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18.

Font del Lllop « Blog Justteetimes

Jan 27th

Font del Lllop « Blog Justteetimes.

Golf Joke: Gas

Jan 26th

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Golf Cartoon #107

Jan 25th

Jesper Parnevik Joins Puma!

Jan 24th

Shared from TrendyGolf Magazine

He was traditionally known for his daring and dashing appearance, and became the godfather of 21st century golf fashion as the first poster boy of J.Lindeberg’s assault on the marketplace in the mid-2000s.

And now Jesper Parnevik, back playing at the top level and loving life, has signed up to wear the latest collection from golf-lifestyle innovators Puma.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Cobra Puma Golf team; they’re not afraid to do things a little differently,” said Jesper, who debuts his new look at the Humana Challenge in La Quinta this week.

“I’ve played Cobra and worn Puma in the past; both brands provide top performing gear that shakes things up on the course. I’m so excited to have the new 2013 gear ready to go, and add my style to the line at the same time; COBRA PUMA GOLF is a great fit for me.” But wait, there’s more

Tee to Green: Brandt Snedeker

Jan 23rd

FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker plays fast, and his coach Todd Anderson wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Curiosities of Golf I

Jan 22nd

1. 125,000 golf balls a year are hit into the water at the famous 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass.

2. The longest drive ever is 515 yards. The longest putt ever is a monstrous 375 feet

3. Phil Mickelson, who plays left-handed, is actually right handed. He learned to play golf by mirroring his father’s golf swing, and he has used left handed golf clubs ever since.

4. The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.

5. Tiger Woods snagged his first ace at the tender age of eight years old.

6. Balls travel significantly further on hot days. A golfer swinging a club at around 100 mph will carry the driver up to eight yards longer for each increase in air temperature of 25°F.

7. The longest golf course in the world is the par 77 International Golf Club in Massachusetts which measures a fearsome 8325 yards

8. The highest golf course in the world is the Tactu Golf Club in Morococha , Peru , which sits 14,335 feet above sea level at its lowest point.

9. The longest golf hole in the world is the 7th hole (par 7) of the Sano Course at the Satsuki Golf Club in Japan . It measures an incredible 909 yards.

10. The largest bunker in the world is Hell’s Half Acre on the 585-yard 7th hole of the Pine Valley Course in New Jersey .

Golf Books #92 (18 in America)

Jan 21st

An exhilarating account of one remarkable teenager’s solo trek to play golf in each of the lower forty-eight states—a compelling coming-of-age story and a surprising look at the equalizing power of the sport in America.

At seventeen, Dylan Dethier couldn’t help but think he’d never really done anything with his life. So, two months before his freshman year was set to begin, he deferred admission to Williams College. With the reluctant blessing of his parents, Dylan set out on his idea of the Great American Road Trip: play a round of golf in each of the forty-eight contiguous states. What began as the teenage wanderlust of a sheltered New England kid soon became a journey to find America’s heart and soul, “to figure out where—and why—golf fit in,” and to explore what it means to be a young man today.

From a three-dollar nine-holer in rural West Virginia to a municipal course amid the failing factories of Flint, Michigan, and to the manicured greens of Pebble Beach, Dylan explored the variety of the nation’s golf courses, the multiplicity of its towns and cities, and, most strikingly of all, the diversity of its people. But wait, there´s more