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…
Summers aren't just for kids. We parents enjoy a break from work and the toils of every-day life as well. With summer fast approaching, my family talked about not letting too much grass grow under our feet. We would need to take a few long weekends away to relax.
This weekend I stepped outside and came to a quick conclusion. It's getting darn hot out there and the Sun can be relentless. Just a few minutes outside was enough to make my cheeks a little red. In just those few moments I realized that I should have protected my skin from the damage that t…
It’s not every day that a collegiate national championship is contested right in your back yard. Usually we have to travel great distances to watch teams square off in football or basketball for the right to claim the title of college’s “National Champion”.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association, or LPGA as many of us know it, was founded in 1950. On April 9th, just four days shy of her 90th birthday, Marilynn Louise Smith, one of the 13 original LPGA founders passed away.
We golfers can learn a lot form watching the professionals. Covering the Honda Classic and seeing how these guys prepare taught me a lot. While watching the Masters, I learned quite a bit more about course management. Following the RBC Heritage, I learned a great lesson in playing with a lot…
Now that we have moved the clocks ahead and we have daylight a bit later every day, the idea of taking off early on a Friday, taking a drive and playing golf may be just what someone needs at the end of a long week.
Florida is officially a busy sports place this time of year. We have the PGA and Champions Tours here, motorsport racing in Daytona and Sebring, college basketball, and even ice hockey. For me though , this time of year used to turn my attention to baseball. There was a time when baseball fi…
Now that the PGA Tour’s season is in the middle of its trek through our state, many of us average Joes of Janes have noticed that these guys play on some of the most spectacular tracts on the planet. Week in and week out, we watch the professional golf tours and salivate at how beautifully m…