Posts by beachcomber:

    Pre-Shot Routines – The Perfect Way To Make Great Golfers Look Silly

    October 24th, 2014

    One of the key skills a golf pro will try to get across to a learner player is the importance of having a simple pre-shot routine to follow before you hit every shot.

    Yet, when you see what the likes of Keegan Bradley does on his pre-shot routine, is this really a help to the golfer?

    Or do you suspect, as I do, that it is an elaborate move by Bradley to lull his playing partner to sleep and thus take the victory?



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    The Golfers Library – 10 Golfing Books You Should Have On Your Shelves

    October 21st, 2014

    You may not think of golfers as a particularly literary bunch, but over the years there have been some magnificent tomes written about this marvellous game.
    Whether it is biographies of the great and good, books about golfing strategy or psychology or about individual golfing tournaments or performances, there’s a lot of top notch golfing books out there.

    So whether you are still a fan of flipping the pages of the latest tome, or you are more techno-savvy and prefer to do your reading on your Kindle, iPad or similar, here, in no particular order, are ten of the best golf books you should have in your library.



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    Don’t be backward coming Fore-ward

    October 2nd, 2014

    During Paraguayan BMW International Champion Fabrizio Zanotti suffered a stroke of misfortune when playing at the KLM Dutch Open. While Zanotti was playing the 16th hole, Alexandre Kaleka teed off on the 14th, but hit a poor shot sending the ball miles off course.


    Kaleka, it is believed, didn’t shout “fore” and unfortunately, his ball thumped into the head of Zanotti who was totally unprepared for the incident.




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    What’s really happening with Dustin Johnson?

    September 26th, 2014

    The recent field at the final tournament of the year on the USPGA tour, the Tour Championship was one man short of the 30-man limit. While 29 of the world’s top golfers will be fighting it out for the $1.44m prize for winning the Tour Championship and a $10m prize for the FedEx Cup winner, one man will be sitting it out despite having qualified.


    That man is Dustin Johnson and the reason for his absence is not yet fully clear.


    Dustin Johnson


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    Do you think YOU can be a Ryder Cup captain?

    September 24th, 2014

    Do you have what it takes to be a Paul McGinley or Tom Watson? With all golfers keenly casting their eyes to Gleneagles for the start of next week’s Ryder Cup, we’ll begin our build up to one of the biggest weekends in golf by asking one simple question:

    Do you think you could be a Ryder Cup captain?


    Colin-Montgomerie Scottish golf player


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    Rory McIlroy Vs the Robot: Who Will Win The Battle?

    September 18th, 2014

    At the moment, Rory McIlroy seems capable of beating every human golfer on the planet. Not content with smashing a 436 Yard Drive at the recent Scottish Open and following that up with victory in three top ranking golf events, including the British Open and US PGA Championship , in 2013 Rory had his eyes set on a very different challenge.



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    Does Tiger Woods Need a New Coach?

    September 6th, 2014

    Perhaps the least surprising golfing news this year came earlier this week when Tiger Woods announced that he had parted ways with his coach, Sean Foley after working with him for the past four years.


    Since leaving Hank Haney in 2010, Woods has failed to add to his major tally, but did record eight wins in partnership with Foley, although five of those came in his most successful season of late, 2013.


    Tiger Woods-in-Dubai Emirates Golf Club


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