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    Back Pain Problems after Golfing? Why a Good Mattress Can Help

    April 19th, 2018

    All golfers know that golf is a mentally rousing and physically challenging sport. You continuously use your mind to solve the various mental challenges you face, but you also walk long distances at an increased pace. The health benefits of this sport are numerous: a better heart condition, brain stimulation, weight loss, reduced stress and improved sleep, just to name a few.

    Nevertheless, like any other sport, golf can cause injuries or problems for the golfers’ low back and spine; I know plenty of players who complain about back pains. Moreover, those suffering from chronic or recurrent episodes of such discomfort tend to become frustrated because the ache will affect their ability to play.



    Tom Watson Makes History at Masters Par-Three Contest

    April 12th, 2018

    The par-three contest at the Masters gives the players an opportunity to let their hair down. It has a unique feel to it and caters to the family and friends of the players. Often there will be wives, children, grandchildren, and friends caddying. Caddies are encouraged to hit shots during the contest, which makes for fantastic viewing. It does, however, rule out a player’s eligibility to win the event should their caddie hit a shot.

    This isn’t a problem for most of the players, as winning the par-three contest is believed to be bad luck. No one who has ever won the par-three shootout has gone on to claim a Green Jacket – so making themselves ineligible to win is often one of the goals. There are some who don’t buy into the superstition and give winning a good go, however.

    Tom Watson was one and it is to be expected, at 68 years of age, Watson’s chances of taming Augusta are virtually nil. The eight-time major winner could afford to tempt fate by trying to win the par-three contest as he no longer competes in the main event. Watson bowed out of the Masters in 2016 when he made his final appearance.

    Tom Watson and caddy, Turnberry
    Tom Watson and caddy, Turnberry“(CC BY-ND 2.0)by StartAgain

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    Golf betting mistakes you must avoid at all costs

    February 10th, 2018

    A good number of casual golf bettors follow just four primary golf events per year. You can see them betting aggressively in these events every year. We’re referring to the Ryder Cup and the three majors. Anyone who is not actively involved in golf betting may not be well aware of the factors that must be taken into account before placing any bets on such events.

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    The key differences between winter and summer golf

    February 9th, 2018

    For most amateur golfers, dealing with a golf course or local golf tournaments can be a mighty struggle. Holes that have been designed to trip you up combined with those dreaded long par fours can see an amateur’s blood pressure rise and a few 8, 9 or even more written on their cards.

    Courses on their own can be mightily tough to get your head around but then you have to factor in the weather and the simple fact of the matter is, change the weather and you change the golf course.

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    Tiger Woods is back in competitive golf action in 2018

    January 21st, 2018

    Tiger Woods has whipped up feverish excitement among legions of fans by announcing that he will make his season debut at the Farmers Insurance Open on January 25. This will be Woods’ first PGA Tour event in a year and it makes a great deal of sense as the former world number one has a phenomenal record at Torrey Pines. He was hugely impressive on his return to competitive action towards the end of 2017, when he tied for ninth in the 18-man Hero World Challenge field in the Bahamas. His distance off the tee and his general competitiveness surprised many fans, and his re-emergence could be the big story of 2018.

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    DJ Walking To the Sound of His Own Tune

    January 20th, 2018

    It becomes harder and harder to remember a time when Dustin Johnson was considered a good golfer that hadn’t yet fulfilled his true potential. The one-time show pony has turned into one of the games most fierce competitors and that was illustrated again with a four-shot win in Hawaii as he won the Sentry Tournament of Champions. An ominous sign for his fellow adversaries and their concerns over how much Johnson may dominate this season are more than justified.

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    Dustin Johnson” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Keith Allison

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    Three Debutants Who Could Cause a Surprise in the US Masters

    January 17th, 2018

    Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979 was the last debutant to win the US Masters on their debut which proves landing the Green Jacket it is no easy feat for golfers who have no experience of playing Augusta National Golf Club.

    Here are three players though who could have a big run on their debuts in the 2018 tournament which takes place from April 5-8 in what is the opening Major Championship of the calendar year.

    Li Haotong

    Chinese golfer Li Haotong in only 22 years old but he is already being tipped to have a huge career in the sport. The three-time winner on the PGA China Tour won the biggest prize of his career in 2016 as he landed the Volvo China Open which is an event on the European Tour.

    Li Haotong

    Xinhua Sports via Twitter

    In 2017 Haotong appeared in three Major Championships. He made a name for himself in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale where a stunning final round of 63 helped him to finish the weekend in third place.

    It will be interesting to see how the young golfer handles Augusta but one thing is for sure, he will attack every hole like he does at any course he plays at. If he can find the fairways off the tee, he could make the cut and have a shot at the top 10 at the weekend in Georgia.

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