Archive for October, 2016

Kennemer Golf & Contry Club, Holland

Oct 31st
2016

A short drive from Amsterdam, the 27-hole Kennemer Golf and Country Club is situated on Holland’s West Coast and is home to the oldest seaside golf course in the country. The original eighteen-hole layout was designed by the great Harry Colt during the 1920’s but was virtually destroyed by the Nazi’s during World War II when they occupied the property and built a massive concrete anti-tank barricade across the links. Parts of the wall have since been removed but a large section was simply covered with sand during the restoration project and remains within the site.

While Colt’s original holes did not survive the war years there is no doubt that today’s layout would please him immensely as the course has been faithfully returned to near his initial concept. This is largely thanks to the remarkable collection of detailed correspondence between Colt and the club, which somehow survived the conflict. Aside from the tank wall, which scarred the landscape forever, the only diversion from his plan was the lengthening of the 3rd, a hole that Colt never liked anyway. But wait, there’s more

Golf Cartoon #292

Oct 29th
2016

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Custom Fitting a Titleist 917 Driver

Oct 27th
2016

Why you need to get fit for your next driver… (Shared from GolfPunk)

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Buying a driver can be as simple as choosing the one that looks prettiest to you on the rack. But that’s just stupid. You should never buy a driver that isn’t custom fit for your game.

When that driver has as many options as the new Titleist 917 range, well, it becomes essential. With two heads, one in four loft options, one with three, three movable weight positions, three different weights options, 16 adjustable hosel positions, and four stock shafts each in at least two flexes, well it can’t be as simple as buying off the rack can it? We’re not great mathematicians, but that’s over 8000 different combinations, and that doesn’t include the many non up charge shafts options, nor the more exotic shafts you can pay extra for!  But wait, there’s more…

Good, Bad and Unusual: Rory’s charge, pancakes and pythons

Oct 26th
2016

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Golf Books #254 (Feel. Simple. Golf.: A Simple Guide Inspired by Percy Boomer Drive as You Putt and Putt as You Drive)

Oct 25th
2016

719z8rq9qxlGolf too complex? It is, but your swing can be simple! Only five fundamentals with easy step-by-step instructions to master them. Use the same swing movement to drive, chip, and putt. Feel a good swing, then swing that feel to play your best. Tame your mind so it works for you. Simple! You can do this!

A simple version of Ward and Woods’ technical reference manual, Experience the Feel of Simple Golf (2016), this book unwraps the secrets of Percy Boomer’s paradigm-shifting approach to a powerful, accurate, and consistent golf swing. Feel. Simple. Golf. takes to the next level the teachings of Boomer in his 1946 book On Learning Golf. Percy Boomer was an inaugural member of the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame and Sports Illustrated’s #1 ranked all-time golf swing guru.

Feel. Simple. Golf. is based on “old school/classic” swing fundamentals reminiscent of Hogan and Nicklaus. Case studies bring the fundamentals to life. Know and rely upon the “feels” of doing each fundamental well. Learn when to engage your brain and then how to quiet it to perform your best. Fix your own swing problems using a 7-step troubleshooting process. Journal what you learn.

Read this book with club in hand! But wait, there’s more…

Eléa Golf Club, Cyprus

Oct 24th
2016

Inaugurated in 2010 The Eléa Golf Club is one of the most important new European golf courses in recent years, located at the heart of the prestigious Eléa Estate near Paphos, Cyprus, this layout offers world-class golf in a stunning setting. Designed by Nick Faldo this challenging par 71 golf course commands a striking location above the shimmering Mediterranean Sea and has been meticulously crafted through dramatic landscape, featuring imposing weathered outcrops of limestone that offer a unique character across the course.

The Elea Golf Club layout circulates around a rocky hillside and filters down into groves of mature Carob trees. The designers have also made great use of the dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone that pepper the site. The white rock contrasts with the dark green grass fairways and semi-roughs instead of deep rough grasses the course has Mediterranean scrub of wild herbs and stunning colours of spring flora. This course works in harmony with the region’s arid landscape and, with its hill-top setting and sea views, golf at Elea Golf Club is an experience that low and high handicappers alike will want to engage with again and again.

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Oceanico Faldo Golf Course | Blog Justteetimes

Oct 23rd
2016

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Golf Cartoon #291

Oct 22nd
2016

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Ian Woosnam ‘finally’ inducted to Golf Hall Of Fame

Oct 20th
2016

About time (Shared from GolfPunk)

It was only two years ago that Ian Woosnam, overlooked once again, was moved to pen this tweet:

“After seeing the results of the World Golf Hall of Fame, I think it’s time to say goodbye to golf and retire.’”

Ian Woosnam 'finally' inducted to Golf Hall Of Fame

Woosie celebrating Europe’s 1995 Ryder Cup win at Oak Hill. Check out the dude at the back hoping for some champagne splash back!

Woosie’s exclusion from the Hall Fame, had seriously troubled the Welshman. And with good cause. Woosie is a major winning, Ryder Cup winning player and Captain. I mean, no offense to Hall Of Famers Isao Aoki, Neil Coles and Colin Montgomerie, all of whom have made significant contributions to the game, but none of these dudes ever won a major.

“Izit because I iz Welsh?” Little Woosie must have been thinking.

Woosie, the 1991 Masters champion, was World Number 1 for 50 weeks in 1991 and 1992. The former European Tour Order of Merit winner was named European Player of the Year in 1987 and 1990 and played on eight Ryder Cup teams. But wait, there´s more…

2016 CIMB Classic Preview

Oct 19th
2016

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