Is it just me, or has golf of late become paramount to playing on the Sun? I'm not saying it is hot out there. That would be understating the obvious.
They may be lurking behind bushes or standing right out in the open. Where ever they are, you need to pay close attention to your golf equipment or you may find yourself without it.
As I write this I am reflecting on my day. Today was Fathers' Day. I spent it with my daughters and my wife. It was a great day that included my oldest daughter's roommate and many well-wishes from my youngest daughter's friends. Many of them refer to me as their “extra” dad. It is a title t…
This weekend marked the start of the rest of the 2020 golf season for the PGA Tour. The Charles Schwab Challenge, played at Colonial Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas, was the first event after a three-month pause due to COVID-19.
Someone, please, turn off the faucet. Get on the phone and inform Mother Nature that we have had enough rain! While we will now see greener fairways, once the water recedes, we will also lose 50 yards of roll on our drives.
One thing we can count on during our Florida summers is that rain can, and usually does, pop up at just about any minute. If you're in the middle of your round, you need to be prepared.
I don't know about you all, but I have been jonesing for some live golf. I've seen enough replays of events where I already knew the winner. I've seen enough instruction shows to last me a few years. I've been craving live, exciting golf. Somehow, it came in the form I least expected.
In today's world it seems that most of us adults see the young kids of today as the type who would prefer to play video games, sit on the couch and stare at their phone screens, sleep all day long and generally wait for everything to be done for them.
Over the past several weeks, a lot of golfers have been anxious to get back onto the course and play. With “Phase One” of reopening the country well under way, I felt it was time to test the waters. Besides, I can only take so much of the same four walls before I begin to go crazy.
By the time you read this, chances are, golf courses in your area have begun to reopen. While some golf courses closed voluntarily or were shut down by city or county mandates during this pandemic, within the next few weeks we should see most of our courses welcoming golfers to their fairways.
As many of you have heard, the plan for most of the professional tours is to begin play in June and play the first four or so events with no fans. This means the tours are going to have to make watching golf on television a bit more interesting. It just so happens that I have a few suggestions.
Alright. We have a bit of clarity as to when we “may” begin the transition back to normalcy. We've been spending a lot of time with just a few people and most of us could probably use a break. I know that one of my first adventures will be to toss my clubs in my car, drop the convertible top…
By now, I am certain that spending so much time in our own homes is taking its toll on our sanity. We need diversions. Even with the near-endless library of movies and series available, there is only so much television that my brain can take.
I hope that this column finds you all doing well and making it through this mess that we have found ourselves in. Some of you have courses in your area that have remained open and you are able to play. Others have been mandated to close and are at home working on your short game.
The world we live in today is much different than the one we knew just a few weeks ago. We are facing trying times. Times that will challenge each of us. Each of us will need the help and support of our family, neighbors and friends. We'll get through this. Sadly, a lot of us will not come o…
We love to hit long drives. We probably spend too much time practicing with our driver. What we should be doing is working on our “scoring” game. For that you need wedges that fit your game, your conditions, and your feel.
When golf fans rattle off their “Top 10” golfers of all time, many of the usual names top the list. I would bet that for most, especially men, their list does not include a single woman. In my humble opinion, leaving out Mickey Wright, would cause me to toss each of those lists into the trash.
Not everyone gets to live their dream job. Most of us toil along doing what pays us the best, gives us benefits and keeps the lights on at home. There are some who find the job that does all of that all while having fun.
We all have a romantic relationship with our driver. That relationship may be a very poor one, or a very rewarding one. Regardless, we golfers love hitting the big stick. Something about smashing that little ball hundreds of yards away, makes us quite satisfied, or quite the contrary.
It's back! Crane Watch Club at Evergreen, formerly Evergreen Club, is rising from the ashes. Just a few months ago, things at the Palm City course looked very dire. The course had closed over the summer, and then re-opened, only to have conditions rival that of a forgotten neighborhood playground.
The PGA Tour is coming. Fresh off a month on the west coast of the United States, and an event in Mexico, the Tour is set to arrive here on Feb. 24th and spend the following four weeks traveling Florida's highways.
A few weeks back I was in Orlando to cover the 2020 PGA Merchandise Show. As always is the case, the week was filled with parties, product releases and more. Being the golf nuts that we are, my colleagues and I decided that more golf was needed.
There was a time when I remember “executive” courses being popular. These courses were comprised of mostly par-3 holes with a few par-4s thrown in. Par for 18 holes was usually in the low 60s and one could play a full round in about two hours or a little more.
As this decade comes to a close, I started thinking about this year. For me, it has been a pretty good year. I looked over courses that I played, people I met, and events that I covered. One moment truly hit me hard. This year marked the 20th anniversary of Payne Stewart's death.
The Drive, Chip and Putt is a joint initiative founded in 2013 by the Masters Tournament, the United States Golf Association, and the PGA of America. The competitions a free nationwide junior golf development competition aimed at growing the game by focusing on the three fundamental skills e…
As a golf writer, I am often asked to try out new products and provide my thoughts and findings to the companies that send them to me. They want feed-back on how well the product works and what I find that may be improved upon.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Any one who knows me knows that I love this holiday. It may have something to do with the combination of food, football and family.
Recent consumer surveys conducted by the major golf ball manufacturers say other than performance, brand name is the most powerful influence on a golf ball purchase.
The old saying is that “behind every good man, is a good woman”. I’d like to change that to “beside every great man, is a great woman”. Not because I wish to be politically correct, but because I have found it to be true.
One of the main complaints that I hear about golf in Florida is that the courses tend to be too flat and usually have too much water surrounding the fairways and greens.
Here I sit at my computer. It's the end of the day on Wednesday, September 11th. Today marked the 18th anniversary of 9-11. Like so many others, I found myself thinking back to that day. I remember the pain, the feeling of hopelessness, the anger, and then the pride in my fellow man.
Our busy season is coming. Soon the restaurants and courses will be filling up with our seasonal residents from the north. Right now, is your chance to enjoy a quick get-away before prices go up and tee sheets fill up.
If you have been watching the PGA Tour these past several weeks, you very likely learned something. You may have learned how to play just like a touring professional. Or as I like to call it “How to play a round of golf in just under six hours”.
We have all heard the saying “Drive for show, putt for dough”. We see this every week on the professional tours. The person bombing it off the tee seldom, if ever, beats the golfer with the hot putter.
Today's political climate is a mess. It seems like everyone either loves or hates their representatives. Sadly, it's not just a little one way of the other. People actually hate or love them with a scary passion.
The heat is on! My backyard and my oven have something in common. Their temperature! With a heat index in triple figures, playing an outdoor sport such as golf is likely not the best idea for many of us wishing to get in some exercise or just to get out of the house. However, should you insi…
We all try to play this beautiful game by the rules. For us here in the United States, that means going by the “Rules of Golf” as put forth by the United States Golf Association.
That time of the year loathed by all golfers is here. As courses ready themselves for the summer, golfers across this land will swear at every course superintendent. The most important part of getting a course ready for the heat and rain of summer is aerification. It is this process that rem…