Archive for February, 2010

Golf-apps

Do you have an iPhone or iPad? Apple’s creations have revolutionised the mobile phone and tablet markets and each device has quickly become popular on the golf course thanks to a range of different apps that golfers of all abilities are using to help them develop and improve their game.

Searching through the App Store to find the best apps available can be time consuming given the wide variety of apps available, so listed below are ten of the best apps for golfers of all abilities all currently available from i-Tunes store (stated prices correct as of 1st September 2011).

1. Swing by Swing: Free Golf GPS Range Finder (Free)

With over 21,500 courses in the system, more to download from the website, there is now no need to spend $300 – £500 on a GPS rangefinder when your iPhone can do it for you using this free app. Not only does Swing by Swing provide information on distance, the course (including satellite photography) but you can also use it as a scorecard and (if you pay for a subscription) as a club tracker, to keep track of the real distances you hit each club in your bag.

(Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, requires iOS 3.0 or later)

iTunes Golf-apps

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Thomas Björn and his Callaway Golf Equipment 2011

The renaissance of Thomas Björn continues apace after an outstanding final round of 62 saw him clinch the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre by four strokes from former world number one Martin Kaymer. This outstanding victory came just a week after Björn recorded his second victory of the season at Gleneagles in the Johnny Walker Championship.

His two victories in the past two weeks have not only seen him race up the money chart, but victory at the European Masters saw Björn earn vital Ryder Cup points. This is key for the Dane as he hopes to qualify for the European team once again as a player, rather than as an assistant to the captain, a role Björn has fulfilled capably twice in the past.


Thomas Bjorn


In addition, his victory at Gleneagles saw Björn become the first player aged over 40 to win on the European tour in over 14 years.

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A Bent 7 Iron: The Damaging Effect of Frustration in Golf Course

Golf is a cruel game. It is undeniably brilliant, challenging, and deceptively simple to play yet almost impossible to master. It is a wonderful combination for competition, thrills and spills, but unfortunately can give rise to the invoking of the demon that is frustration.

Sadly, I am on all to familiar conversational terms with this embodiment of golfing negativity. In everyday life, I feel that I am a rather laid back, somewhat convivial chap. I’m happy to chat and generally have a laugh and joke about many things that other folks get into a tizz about. It would be nice if I could translate this generally calm demeanour out onto the golf course.

 

Golf-course-frustration

Admittedly, I do not have an explosive temper. If I hit my first tee shot wildly into the trees, I don’t fling my clubs away in disgust and stomp from the tee back to the car stating that I am taking up crochet instead. Instead, my frustration is what psychologists would call a ‘slow burner’, in that if I am having a poor round, these negative thoughts begin to build up in my mind, slowly battering at the walls of respectability and calm.

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Third Annual IGOLF Environment Tour 2011 in Switzerland - Again a success!

We are pleased to report that the 2011 IGOLF Environment Tour was a great success, even though it was smaller than previous years because of the vacation schedule.

The weather was great for our field of participants – golf competitors and beginners alike.

This year IGOLF focused its special event on the social aspects of the foundation by highlighting the integrations and accessibility of disabled golfers. The event was dedicated to the Just for Smiles Foundation which provides outdoor activities for severely handicapped children, adolescents and adults.

Please take a look at the films produced by our event partner IOGI SA, the one-stop integrated workplace solution company.

Handigolf Demonstration with Pierre Massard

Take a look at Pierre demonstrating his swing. Pierre at 62, an 18-handicapper is working to get down to 12 and have a chance to compete in the Olympics

IGOLF Environment Tour-Pierre-Massard

Review of the IGOLF Environment Tour and Just for Smiles

What an exciting day of golf, demonstrations and lessons. Enjoy seeing the 2011 IGOLF Environment Tour Day at the Lavaux Golf Club.

 

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Thomas Björn wins Omega European Masters 2011 in Crans - Montana, Switzerland

Gorilla Golf Blog reports from Crans-Montana, Switzerland

The final of the 65th Omega Masters Open in Crans-sur-Sierre golf club, Switzerland proved to be the most dramatic in years. This luxurious mountain resort,  has seen Severiano Ballesteros (for whom the golf course is named), José Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia, Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie, South Africa’s Ernie Els and Britain’s Lee Westwood, currently the world’s no. 2, win the coveted trophy. In 2010, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiménez added his name to this prestigious list.  Since 2009, the Omega European Masters, has offered prize money of 2 million Euros.

Thomas Bjorn-Omegae European Masters 18th-Win-banner

Thomas Björn’s winning shot
 

Thomas Björn took home top honors with a score of 264 for the fours days, 20 under par – which included a charge of nine under for the last day of the competition! And a crowd-winning birdie in the rain on the 18th hole.

On his heels were none other than Martin Kaymer, Rory Mcilroy, Jamie Donaldson, Fredrik Andersson Hed, David Lynn and Lee Westwood.

Great tournament, great setting, great champion.

Omega-European Masters 2011 Switzerland

With thanks to the Omega Masters website.

Photos by Gorilla Golf Blog©

Thomas Bjorn Omega European Masters 2011

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