Archive for the ‘Golf Related’ Category

Golfamily Album #115

Mar 25th

Mike Ehrmann

Vintage Cartoon #12

Mar 18th


Golf Books #269 (Legacy of a Common Man)

Mar 14th

A Powerful True Story of Triumph, Collapse, and Redemption

Jimmy has the kind of story they make movies about. He was born into the type of poverty that nobody ever escapes. But, from an early age, he showed an uncanny ability to defy the odds. Jimmy went to the prestigious Howard University on a baseball scholarship, and seemed on track to leave the legacy of generational poverty behind. But, after five years, he left Howard, without a degree and without much hope for his future.

But, Jimmy knew how to work hard. Through a combination of ambition and good fortune, he left the world of menial jobs by discovering his true passion and talent, managing golf courses. Golf would take him all the places he once hoped baseball would. Jimmy became the first African-American president and partner in Golf Course Specialist’s history.

A recognized community leader, his life was chronicled in the Golf Channel’s 2011 special, “Golf in America: The Jimmy Garvin Story.” He is also is the recipient of Proclamations from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Florida. But, while he steadily climbed to the top of his profession, he made a few ill-advised decisions. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #268 (The Life & Times of Donald Ross)

Mar 7th

During the early years of the 20th Century, golf became a fundamental part of the American Dream. Perhaps more than any other individual, Donald Ross helped to establish the sport in his new country. His place in history has essentially been that of a prolific architect who created some of the finest examples of the form.

However, the true extent of his achievements go well beyond the consensus view. With surpassing style and insight, The Life & Times of Donald Ross re-configures his place in history and establishes the man as a notable figure in the broader field of American culture.

Publication date: December 19, 2016 (source)

About the Author

Chris Buie has been playing the Donald Ross courses of the Pinehurst area for over four decades. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal discussing Ross and is a frequent contributor to Golf Club Atlas.

Golfamily Album #114

Mar 4th
Rickie Fowler & Justin Thomas

Rickie Fowler & Justin Thomas

Golf Books #267 (The Bogey Man: A Month on the PGA Tour)

Feb 28th

51diwillxlGeorge Plimpton chronicles his month spent on the PGA tour in THE BOGEY MAN, now repackaged and including a foreword by Rick Reilly and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives.

What happens when a weekend athlete–of average skill at best–joins the professional golf circuit? George Plimpton, one of the finest participatory sports journalists, spent a month of self-imposed torture on the tour to find out. Along the way, he meets amateurs, pros, caddies, officials, fans, and hangers-on.

In THE BOGEY MAN, we find golf legends, adventurers, stroke-saving theories, superstitions, and other golfing lore, and best of all, Plimpton’s thoughts and experiences–frustrating, humbling and, sometimes, thrilling–from the first tee to the last green.

This intriguing classic, which remains one of the wittiest books ever written on golf, features Arnold Palmer, Dow Finsterwald, Walter Hagan, and many other golf greats and eccentrics, all doing what they do best. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #266 (The Random History of Golf: Embarrassing Shanks & Outrageous Slices)

Feb 22nd

41o0dumiodlThis is the story of golf as it’s never been told before: Mary Queen of Scots cheers herself up at the links at Leith following the murder of her husband Lord Darnley; Dwight D. Eisenhower’s valet shoots the breeze as he clears up the Oval Office following a particularly grueling Presidential putting practice session; and Bob Hope’s chauffeur experiments with some one-liners while waiting for his boss in the clubhouse car park.

The albatrosses, the Big Berthas, the yips and the holes-in-one that have provided the perfect excuse to linger at the 19th hole are amusingly recalled for the delectation of the Fair Isle sweater brigade.

Publication date: May 1, 2016 (source)

About the Authors

Aubrey Ganguly is the Editorial Director at Future Publishing. Justyn Barnes is a former editor of United magazine and now works as a freelance writer, contributing regularly to various publications. Tony Husband is an award-winning cartoonist.

Mizuno launches new JPX–S ball

Feb 16th

Balanced performance ball with micro dimples (Shared from GolfPunk)

Mizuno is introducing a new JPX–S model to its line–up in February 2017. it’s a soft–compression 3–piece ball offering balanced performance across a wider range of swing speeds plus increased initial ball speed for most golfers.

Mizuno has long held an enviable reputation for its golf clubs. In recent years that reputation has extended more fully into the golf ball world too, with first the tour–proven MP–S and MP–X models, and then the introduction of the JPX and high–tech JPX Platinum 5–piece models.

Now, Mizuno is launching a new JPX–S ball this February, a soft–compression version of Mizuno’s 3–piece ball engineered for balanced performance across a wider range of swing speeds. By softening the core, Mizuno’s ball engineers have not only been able to enhance the feel of the JPX–S at impact, but also deliver increased initial ball speed for the majority of golfers.   But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #265 (The Release: Golf’s Moment of Truth)

Feb 14th

71-fawun7elToo much of what we hear of golf instruction is either way too simple or way too complex. It is either just another tip or the instruction is so clouded in scientific language that you need an advanced degree to understand it.

This book will completely explain club delivery and will teach you there are two very opposite ways to do it. Both are in the Hall of Fame and you will learn which release belongs in your game and how to correctly execute it. In his fourth and latest book, The Release: Golf’s Moment of Truth, Jim Hardy tackles the most critical part of the golf swing.

His simple, clear explanations of the two types of releases in the golf swing (RIT and LOP) will be sure to help everyone determine what is best for their swing and instantly hit the next ball better. His clear explanations using photos and simple terminology promises that you will not be bogged down with language you do not understand, or information that does not easily relate to results. Everyone wants results and the clearer the information is communicated to you the sooner the results are achieved. But wait, there’s more…

Golf Books #264 (The 145th Open Annual: The Official Story)

Feb 1st

51nlcpnxlhlThe 145th Open Annual chronicles Henrik Stenson’s thrilling victory at Royal Troon as he became the first player from Sweden to become the Champion Golfer of the Year and claim the prestigious Claret Jug. This year’s edition of golf’s oldest and most international Major Championship saw the most incredible head-to-head battle between Stenson and former Champion Phil Mickelson. Playing alongside each other over the weekend, 36 holes of intense drama, the pair produced record scoring before Stenson finally pulled in front of the popular American with four birdies in the last five holes to win by five strokes.

Battling the elements as well as the course and each other, with extremes of weather from sunshine to high winds and heavy rain, the pair produced scintillating golf to match the “Duel in the Sun” between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry in 1977. They separated themselves from the rest of the field to finish respectively 14 strokes and 11 strokes ahead of third-placed JB Holmes. Stenson, the European Ryder Cup star who was runner-up to Mickelson in 2013, set a new record of 20 under par for The Open with 10 birdies in his final round meaning he equalled the Major record of 63, as Mickelson had done in his opening round. But wait, there’s more…