Archive for January, 2015
The use of GPS technology to determine distance to the green has been around for some time and now Voice Caddy, makers of the clip-on device that reports distances verbally, has introduced the T1 Hybrid Golf Watch. The T1 doesn’t report yardages by voice but does show front, back and middle of the green distance on a large, readable display.
Having it strapped on for ten rounds it quickly became a part of my equipment to be referred to without a second thought. Once switched into golf mode there are no more buttons to push, in fact if using it just for the distance measurements, the next time you have push a button is when you finish the round to switch it back to being a watch.
As with all the GPS devices I have tested, the first time out with the T1, I checked the readout against a laser range finder and it matched very well after taking the exact pin location into account. In other words if the T1 showed 148-yards to the center of the green and the laser showed 151, pacing from the center to the pin was within a yard or so of 151.
This brings up an interesting point though. How accurate does a distance measurement have to be? But wait, there’s more…
The keys to Freddie Jacobson’s successful PGA TOUR career all start with his short game. At the Jacobson family household, he practices his putting drills in the backyard.
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From acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer and coauthor of The Swinger: a candid, nostalgic, intimate chronicle of golf’s greatest generation—then and now—as well as the game’s secret legends, known only to Tour insiders.
Men in Green is to golf what Roger Kahn’s The Boys of Summer was to baseball: a warm, big-hearted account of the sport’s greats, from the household names to the private legends, those behind-the-curtain giants who never made the headlines.
Michael Bamberger, who has covered the game for almost twenty years at Sports Illustrated, shows us the big names as we’ve never seen them before: Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson, Strange, Couples—and the late Ken Venturi.
But he also chronicles the legendary figures known only to insiders, who nevertheless have left an indelible mark on the sport. There’s a club pro, a teaching pro, an old black Southern caddie. There’s a tournament director in his seventies, a TV director in his eighties, and a USGA executive in his nineties. All these figures, from the marquee names to the unknowns, have changed the game.
Men in Green weaves a history of the modern game that is personal, touching, inviting, and new. It is a book every fan will cherish. But wait, there’s more…
The Gotemba Golf Club is situated in one of Japan’s most famous country retreat areas. The area known as Gotemba is located at the base of Mount Fuji. The Gotemba golf course is a true hillside Japanese Golf Club that offers both the foreign and Japanese golfer a unique playing experience.
Designed by Shiro Akaboshi the course opened in 1971 and it is one of the original courses in the region, this Par 72 and 6,320 yards golf course offers an array of holes ranging from basic short holes through to challenging par fives, that although not long in length, it requires accurate shots to score well. Gotemba has a one green configuration featuring unusually large bent grass greens.
The course is very challenging of the tee and often requires the consideration of both the land lie as well as the local winds. The courses starting holes 1st and 10th start at the clubhouse and the 9th and 18th finish there striking a balance between uphill and downhill holes. But wait, there’s more…
Shared from Trendy Golf Magazine
Hugo Boss Green Label was launched in 2003 and has firmly established themselves as one of the most technically advance fashion brands in the industry. Over the last few years, this brand of high quality garments has incorporated some of the most popular fashion trends in the world and transferred those on the course, while appearing on more backs on tour, they have managed to stay true to their mission, ”style meets active lifestyle and performance”.
The latest Spring 15 Collection introduces a shift in fashion trends. Presenting a common color scheme of blue, green red and neon yellow with an added dot print finish, Hugo Boss will make sure you stay on top of the latest. Below our TrendyGolf stylists have showcased some of our favorite pieces of the season, take a look at our standout selections and shop today. But wait, there’s more…