Archive for August, 2016

By The Numbers: Jason Day’s Long birdie putt at The Barclays

Aug 31st
2016

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Golf Books #247 (Golf from Point A)

Aug 30th
2016

61URrv1J7ZLIs golf simple or complex? How you see the game depends on your point of view. Is it hit the ball, find it, and hit it again, or feel anxious and worried about where the ball is and how to hit it when you find it?

Point A shows you that simple is highly effective and improving your game is more about where your mind is than where your backswing is. You control your thoughts, and your thoughts control everything. Whether it’s a drive from the first tee, a lob over a bunker or your last putt to break a new low score, the key is to play every shot from Point A.

Professional golfers will often credit record-breaking rounds to playing “one shot at a time.” The fact that you can play only “one shot at a time” seems so obvious that many golfers take this basic truth for granted. Others believe they are already playing “one shot at a time” when they are not.

How to play one shot at a time is the question. With its simple and logical plan for what to think, how to think and when to think on the golf course, playing from Point A is the answer.

Publication date: September 15, 2016 (source)

Casa de Campo Resort (Teeth of the Dog), Dominican Republic

Aug 29th
2016

Built on land described by designer Pete Dye as the greatest piece of earth he’d ever seen, the Teeth of the Dog golf course is the showpiece of Casa de Campo, a 7,000-acre resort and housing estate built on the southern coral coast of the Dominican Republic. Opening in the early 1970’s Teeth of the Dog has become the Caribbean’s most popular golf destination, thanks largely to the long stretch of magnificent coastline it occupies and Dye’s three extraordinary short holes built right on the edge of the Caribbean Sea.

Casa de Campo Resort (Teeth of the Dog), Dominican Republic

‘Almost by accident, I saw before me the most beautiful seaside location for a golf course, little did I realize that my wonderful discovery would be the start of a lifelong devotion to this Caribbean country and its warm, gracious people.’ Pete Dye on Teeth of the Dog.

Constructed entirely by hand using local laborers, building the course may have been an arduous process but Dye claims the design was relatively simple as ‘God made seven holes’ and he only had to come up with another eleven. Exposed to constant, variable winds and in many ways an archetypal modern resort course, the layout Dye devised does have a classic routing with holes set out in a clockwise and anti-clockwise loop on either side of a central clubhouse. The seven holes that occupy the prime coastal land grab most headlines, although inland there is a healthy smattering of strategic risk-reward options and some very interesting golf holes mostly defended by heavy-lipped bunkers flanking fast, slightly raised greens.  But wait, there’s more…

Campo Real | Blog Justteetimes

Aug 28th
2016

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Golf Cartoon #282

Aug 27th
2016

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Callaway Steelhead XR Irons (Revisiting a club classic)

Aug 25th
2016

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THE LOWDOWN:

– Inspired by the classic Callaway X14 Irons
– Cup face for longer shots
– Suitable for mid handicapper looking for distance and forgiveness

THE DETAIL:

For my 16th birthday I was told I could get a new set of golf clubs. There was only one set I wanted – the Callaway X12 Pro Series. I thought I was the mutt’s nuts back then with my swanky custom fit Callaways. But if I had left it a couple of years I would have been able to get the legendary X14’s. But wait, there’s more…

Top-5 in FedExCup are a force to be reckoned with

Aug 24th
2016

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Golf Books #246 (So You Want to Play Golf)

Aug 23rd
2016

51xEpsis9iLGolfers have always known the sport is about far more than the fundamentals of the game. Golf is a culture filled with unique customs and even its own language.

And now you have the exciting opportunity to get a comprehensive insider look at that world!

PGA of America professional Kim Verrecchio and golf writer Rick Woelfel have teamed up to create this book—a guide that wholeheartedly welcomes and introduces all newcomers to the sport.

While some golf guides focus solely on how to lower your score or tweak your swing, this work is an entertaining, accessible look at how to ace every aspect of the game!

Look inside for

  • golf fundamentals,
  • elementary instruction on technique,
  • guidance about selecting the right golf equipment, and
  • biographies of some of the most influential names in golf.

Whether you’re looking for information about the very basics or you want some practical advice for how to improve your game, immerse yourself in this comprehensive introduction to everything golf has to offer you—on and off the green.

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Sand Valley Golf & Country Club, Poland

Aug 22nd
2016

Sand Valley Golf & Country Club in Paslek, Poland was built on an area ideally suited for golf, the name Sand Valley originates from the intriguing natural canyon that splits the centrally placed old forest into two separate sandy plateaus.

That is also where an expansive 2 hectare waste bunker originates, extending nearly half a kilometer south, crossing three fairways, and finishing 20 meters lower in the river. As said, sand is a dominating characteristic in the area, and that will be displayed throughout the course lending significantly to the very special visual character of the course. But wait, there’s more

Golfe do Montado | Blog Justteetimes

Aug 21st
2016

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