2016 Olympic Games Golf Tournament in Rio

Golf will once again take its place in the Olympics in Rio 2016 after several years of lobbying to have the sport put back on the Olympic roster, but with IOC Olympic Vice President John Coates stating last April that preparations for the Rio Olympics were the ‘worst’ he had ever seen, how are things looking now?

 

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Mastering the game within a game: A successful guide to putting from the Masters

How much time to do you devote to practising your putting? Be honest. It’s probably nowhere near the amount of time you’ll spend at the range thrashing your driver and irons.

That’s a shame because most of the shots you’ll take in any round, will be with the shortest club in your bag and to neglect it, is in effect doing the same to a third or more of your golf game.

 

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Why EA Sports Announcement Merely Confirms The Obvious: Tiger’s Days Are Numbered

For 15 years, for many console enthusiasts, there has only been one golf game worth its salt to play and that has been EA Sports Tiger Woods golf in all its various formats and incarnations.

Over the past 15 years, through sales alone, the game series has raised an estimated $771 million in revenue for EA Sports and has proven an equally lucrative deal for Woods, who lent his name and image to secure the deal and who, at conservative estimates, has earned tens of millions of dollars through this one endorsement alone.

 

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The key differences between winter and summer golf

For most amateur golfers, dealing with a golf course can be a mighty struggle. Holes that have been designed to trip you up combined with those dreaded long par fours can see an amateur’s blood pressure rise and a few 8, 9 or even more written on their cards.

Courses on their own can be mightily tough to get your head around but then you have to factor in the weather and the simple fact of the matter is, change the weather and you change the golf course.

 

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The Masters A Historical Perspective

With just a short time before the first Major of the season, let’s take a historic look at The Masters tournament, the traditional first major of the season.
 

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The Masters owes its existence to one of the biggest names in golf in the early 20th century. When Bobby Jones retired from the playing golf as an amateur, he sought out Clifford Roberts (who later became the chairman of the club) to help him find a suitable piece of land upon which to build Jones vision of a top quality golf course.

The land they found was on a former indigo plantation situated between Atlanta to the west and Myrtle Beach to the east.

 

 

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2013 Masters tournament

The build up to the first major tournament of the year is already well under way with the world’s best golfers already tweaking their schedules with Augusta in mind. From the 9th April through until the 12th  the 79th Masters tournament will take place at this famous Georgian course and the cream of world golf will be fighting it out for the coveted green jacket.

So the question is; just who looks ready to potentially succeed Bubba Watson as the 2015 Masters Champion?

 

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Top Tips to Prepare Yourself For The Summer Golf Season

Golfers are generally hardy souls and there are a number in our ranks that will play whatever the weather, come rain, wind or shine all year round. These dedicated souls are the ones you see out on the course, brollies in hand in the middle of December, still cheerful and still enjoying the game.

Yet there is also a significant number of golfers who do put the clubs away for the winter. Some take a break because they don’t like playing in the poorer weather, or for others in cooler climes weather conditions make it impossible for play.

If this is you, then you’ll know that it is around this time of the year as the days start to get longer, that we first think about dragging the clubs out and heading back out onto the course when the spring weather arrives.

 

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