Archive for September, 2016

Golf Cartoon #288

Sep 30th

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Wilson Staff FG Tour V6 Irons

Sep 29th

Forgiving forged pin seekers (Shared from GolfPunk)


The Lowdown

– Forged iron for better players
– Tungsten weighting provides greater forgivness than you would expect
– Suitable for anyone who wants a classic looking and feeling iron that offers some extra help

The Detail

I’m a sucker for a forged iron. Even though I don’t play them myself, and despite the scientific evidence that says they shouldn’t feel any better, there’s nothing that feels quite like a sweetly struck shot hit with a forged iron.

With 61 majors won with their irons, the most of any brand, it can be argued that Wilson are the king of the forged iron. And they were the brand of the king, for the majority of his career Arnold Palmer famously used Wilson Staff equipment. But wait, there’s more…

By the Numbers: Rory McIlroy’s amazing eagle down the stretch at the 2016 TOUR Championship

Sep 28th

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Golf Books #250 (Players: The Story of Sports and Money, and the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution)

Sep 27th

91rpozcw3al“Provocative…terrific stories” (The New Yorker) of the people who transformed sports—in the span of a single generation—from a job that required even top athletes to work in the off-season to make ends meet into a massive global business.

It started, as most business deals do, with a handshake. In 1960, a Cleveland lawyer named Mark McCormack convinced a golfer named Arnold Palmer to sign with him. McCormack simply believed that the best athletes had more commercial value than they were being paid for—and he was right. Within a few years, he raised Palmer’s annual income from $5,000 to $500,000, and forever changed the landscape of the sports industry, transforming it from a form of entertainment to a profitable and fully functioning system of its own.

“A remarkable saga…filled with insights not only into sports, but also into human nature” (The Dallas Morning News), Players features landmark moments, including the multiyear battle to free Palmer from a bad deal with the Wilson Sporting Goods Company; the 1973 Wimbledon boycott, when eighty-one of the top tennis players in the world protested the suspension of Nikola Pilic; baseball pitcher Catfish Hunter’s battle to become MLB’s first free agent; and how NFL executives transformed pro football from a commercial dud to the greatest show on earth. But wait, there’s more…

Domaine de Sperone Golf Club, France

Sep 26th

The Domaine de Sperone Golf Club is located in the southern point of the beautiful island of Corsica, near Bonifacio, France. The 18-hole magnificently designed course provides breathtaking views of the Mediterranean coastline, the Bonifacio Strait and tiny islands in the vicinity.

The Domaine de Sperone Golf Course was designed by legendary golfer and architect, Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1990.

The 6,106 metres, par 72 golf course of the Domaine de Sperone Golf Club is a masterpiece course crafted amidst land separating the sea and the natural bushland terrain. The 18-holes course is divided into two different layouts …but wait, there’s more…

Lauro Golf | Blog Justteetimes

Sep 25th

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Golf Cartoon #287

Sep 24th

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PGA TOUR LIVE coverage of the 2016 TOUR Championship

Sep 21st

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Golf Books #249 (Swinging in Rhyme)

Sep 20th

41zx6a3ab5lThink back to the first time you stepped onto a golf course. Surely you had some interest in the game before you started to play, but it’s only in feeling the club in your hand and watching the ball soar high above you that you are enraptured. Something about that first time makes you fall in love.

If you remember that captivating moment, then this collection is for you! Golfer and poet Jim Kintner distills forty years of golf matches into lyrical, fun-loving verse in these sixty poems and forty illustrations.

In one poem, a boy receives a set of golf clubs from his father. At first he’s disappointed, only to discover a great love for the green as he hits his first shot. In another, a golfer is stuck with a partner from hell—literally. The devil himself shows up on the course with a thirty-six handicap! With odes to Bobby Jones and Horton Smith, among others, Kintner also pays homage to the golfing greats.

Whether it’s the yips or an albatross; a pitch, lob, and flop; or even a chip, chunk, and skull, Kintner takes the terminology of the game and elevates it to an art form.

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The Lost City Golf Course, South Africa

Sep 19th

The Lost City Golf Course is an 18-hole desert-style golf course within the Sun City entertainment complex in the semi-desert of the North-West Province of South Africa. Designed by South Africa’s grand master of golf Gary Player, the Lost City Golf Course covers more than 100 hectares and incorporates 28,000 m2 of water features. It comes as no surprise that golf carts are compulsory. The rich green fairways give a dramatic contrast to the bushveld backdrop and the barren waste bunkers are a special feature of this intriguing course; the fairways were originally planted with the Bay view strain of Bermuda, but later replanted with the hardier kikuyu, making the fairways easier to hit.

The front nine holes have a desert style layout with a classic links feel. Large waste bunkers are common to this part of the course preventing a safe landing area for drivers and placing a premium on straight hitting. Playing the back nine is like going on a golf safari. It has often been noted that the game is more exciting when played downhill and this is certainly the case here. In addition to the previously mentioned thirteenth, holes eleven, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen are all played from elevated tees offering thrill, excitement and a challenge to the golfer – as well as some of the most spectacular African views to be had on a golf course. But wait, there’s more…