Archive for February, 2010

Golf Technology: Is it improving or ruining the game?

When I first began playing the game seriously many years ago, I was playing at a local course with my brother when an old chap asked if he could join us as his playing partner had not turned up and he didn’t want to play on his own. We readily agreed and he invited us to tee off.

For once, my brother and I hit decent tee shots with our drivers while the old man took out a wood that must have been from the 1950s and smacked the ball 200 yards maximum, a good 50 yards or so behind our balls.

Easy pickings you may think, given our age advantage and technology. It was quite clear that this likeable old chap was a decent golfer in his day but his decision to rely on his older clubs would likely cost him dearly.

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Ryder Cup Squads Finalised: Woods, McIlroy and co set for a mighty showdown in Medinah

With less than a month to the start of the 2012 Ryder Cup, both European skipper Jose Maria Olazabal and American counterpart Davis Love III have finalised their squads, naming their wildcard picks over the last couple of weeks and the world of golf is now eagerly awaiting what promises to be an incredible battle between Europe and the US.

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Is Rory McIlroy not just the world's best, but the world's most popular golfer?

If you needed any convincing that current World Number One golfer Rory McIlroy was the real deal, then his performances over the past few tournaments should have laid any lingering doubts firmly to rest.

Not satisfied with trouncing the field in the last Major the season, winning the USPGA title by eight shots, he then began his quest for FEDEX Cup success by winning the Deutsche Bank Championship and then a week later, followed up that success with another victory in the BMW Invitational at Crooked Stick Golf Club.

 

Rory-McIlroy and GGB team in Scotland

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In the bag with Michelle Wie 2012

She’s one of the biggest names in women’s golf and was once seen as the female version of Tiger Woods. It’s been a rocky road though since Michelle Wie first burst onto the scene as a teenager many years ago.

In this article we not only take a look in the bag of Michelle Wie in 2012, but a little of her history on the women’s tour.

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2016 Olympic Games Golf Tournament in Rio - Landmarks

With Olympic fever still rife and the start of the Paralympics in London still fresh in our minds, let’s revisit a popular old topic we talked about last several months ago, the situation regarding golf and its inclusion in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Since we last examined this topic, there have been several major announcements regarding the golf tournament at the games and in this article, we’ll examine this news together with some of the issues being discussed about the return of golf to the Olympic fold for the first time since 1904.

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The Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre: A history

The second biggest Europe-based event on the European Tour, the Omega European Masters event at the fabulous Crans-sur-Sierre golf club in Crans Montana, Switzerland is without doubt one of the most spectacular events in world golf.

The fabulous sweeping backdrop of the Swiss alps provides golf fans with some of the most iconic and beautiful viewing throughout the year. Quite simply, when it comes to playing golf in a place that takes the breath away, Crans Montana is certainly up their with the best.

Crans-Montana-Omega Masters-9th-green

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