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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.
Barely a few months after Europe tastes Ryder Cup victory once again at the 2014 tournament at Gleneagles, the build up to the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine in Minnesota has begun in earnest with the appointment of the two captains for the event.
And far from the Brawl at Brookline of 1999, the appointment of Davis Love III and Darren Clarke as captains could possibly lead to a further improvement in relations between the two teams.
Any time a Major Championship returns to an older course, you’ll often here people lament about the changes made to the design of the course in order to combat the prodigious distances players can hit the ball nowadays.
We’ve had Rory McIlroy hitting one drive well over 400 yards at last year’s British Open. Almost all players on tour regularly sail the ball 300+ yards given decent weather conditions. Many can thrash it 330+ yards, some even further on a regular basis.
When modifying courses for players length from the tee was first mooted, it was called “Tiger-proofing” due to Tiger Woods dominance of the golf and distance off the tee. It’s a phrase that has stuck, even if Tiger’s form hasn’t.
Every year seems to see a vast new range of clubs released that promise untold benefits over even just last year’s incarnation. Golf technology develops rapidly and it is always tempting to want to have the newest gear.
However, if you are considering a change of clubs, why not be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Do you really need a new set of clubs, or would spending that money on something else be of more benefit to your game?
Let’s find out.
The 2015 golf season looks like being an intriguing one. In the few early season events that we have seen already, we have witnessed some spectacular golf, some of the world’s biggest names excel, others struggle and some new faces emerge.
In this article, we’ll examine five golfers who we think 2015 could be very special for, including some of the biggest names in golf, and perhaps a few names that are yet to roll quite so easily off the tongue but who could be considerably better known come this time next year.
Let us begin however at the top of the tree with the two premiere golfers in the world today:
The power of mobile devices is such that nowadays, you can use your device for almost anything. Golfers have found that their device, whether that be a phone or tablet, can be used alongside apps for a vast number of reasons.
So with that in mind, let’s take a look at what we think will be amongst the best ten golf-related apps of 2015.
This year sees the four majors take place at a real variety of courses. There’s a mix of brand new courses hosting their first Major tournament, as well as the British Open returning to the home of golf, a place that has been established for hundreds of years.
Most players are already fine tuning their game to get ready for the first Major of the year at Augusta in April, but beyond that lies a summer of three of the most exciting golf events of the year and there’s a real chance that some new names could be on Major trophies come the end of 2015.
Here’s a quick look at when and where the men’s golf majors will be fought for in 2015.