Archive for February, 2010

The Top Ten Weirdest Moments On a Golf Course

There are times in the world of golf when you think you really have seen it all; when the golfing gods conspire to produce an event of such strangeness that you really do believe you have seen it all. Listed below are ten such moments, things that you or the players involved would never have expected when they strolled out onto the first tee that day.

 

And to whet the appetite, here’s some of the more unusual, lucky or downright freaky shots of the last few years…

 

 

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App Review: The iPing Putter App

One of golf’s most famous mantra’s is “drive for show, putt for dough”, yet for the average amateur golfer, our time at the range is almost exclusively spent with an iron or wood in our hands.

So if you’ve been using one of the top golf apps that act as a caddy and your data reveals an alarming number of putts being taken each round, what can you do about it?

You probably don’t have much information about your putting other than the number of shots you take and this is where the iPing Putter App comes in.

 

 

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Greame McDowell

Former US Open Champion Graeme McDowell found form perhaps a week later than he would have liked. After missing the cut at The Masters, the Ulsterman returned to form with his first win on tour since  the 2010 Andalucia Valderrama Masters at the RBC Heritage last weekend.

His victory came via a play-off after he tied with Webb Simpson on -9 for the tournament in testing conditions, so let’s discover a little more about the likeable Irishman and his clubs for the 2013 season.

 

Greame McDowell

 

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Golf clubs in a Golf-bag

After a bitter and long winter, preceded by an unusually wet summer here in the UK, for many of us ‘fair-weather’ golfers, it is a time of the year when we consider dragging the clubs out of hibernation and starting to swing a club at a ball again in earnest.

Of course, if you’ve not been playing any golf for a sustained period of time then you’ll have no doubt quickly realised that your body and mind will seemingly have forgotten the basics of the game. So before you take to the course and embarrass yourself and playing partners by slicing your first six tee shots into the pond; follow these handy hints to get you back playing better, more quickly after a long winter lay off.

 

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Mappt release two apps to “digitise” the UK Golf scene

As we’ve already explored in our articles about some of the best golf apps available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, the marriage between new app technology and the world of golf is sometimes an uneasy one.

While many players, especially those of a younger and more fashion-conscious age, are all too willing to adapt new technology as part of their golfing game, traditionalists can fear that the historic principles of the game are being somewhat eroded by this new technology.

 

 

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Will the young lion McIlroy roar, or has Tiger found his stripes?

One of the most enthralling aspects of the 2013 will not take place in any one weekend, but over the entire course of the campaign as the young pretender, Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, attempts to wrestle back the World Number One slot from arguably the finest golfer ever to pick up a club, the resurgent Tiger Woods.

In this article, we’ll examine the two players season so far, what their aims will be for May and beyond and lastly, who we think will be sitting atop the World Golf rankings come December.

 

 

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