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Royal and Ancient Golf Club Decision to Allow Female Members is a Sign Of Progress That Should Not Be Needed

The news that the previously fiercely all-male Royal and Ancient Golf Club had decided by a mandate of 85% of its 2,400 members, to allow female members for the first time in its 260-year history was a historic moment in golf.

It is therefore something of a shame that this important moment for golfing equality was somewhat lost in the hype that surrounded the 2014 Ryder Cup, that started the day after the R&A made public their announcement to allow women members.

 

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Why Mickelson’s Azinger v Watson Rant Overlooks One Vital Ingredient

When it comes to two U.S. golfers most well liked in Europe, you’ll be hard pushed to find two more popular than Tom Watson or Phil Mickelson. Renowned for their friendly nature and good humour, as well as outstanding success around the world, both enjoy a superb reputation both at home and across the globe.

Which is why Phil Mickelson’s thinly veiled attack on Tom Watson’s man-management technique following the United States Ryder Cup defeat was so surprising.

 

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What You Should Know About Golf Insurance

Watch TV for long enough and soon you’ll come across an advertisement for a law firm seeking to recover you damages for personal injury claims, excessive bank charges or similar. You may feel golf is free from these somewhat invasive practices, but the fact of the matter is, golf compensation claims are very much on the rise.

 

In 2011 Manchester golfer Anthony Phee was awarded £400,000 in damages after he was hit in the eye by a golf ball while enjoying a round with friends in Scotland. The player who hit the shot, James Gordon, was found 70% responsible by the court, with the course 30% responsible. Sadly Mr Phee lost an eye through the incident, which would explain the size of the award.

 

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The COMPLETE warm-up with THINQ Golf

How many of you out there have a solid warm up routine that gets you ready to play every time you go out?

 

Maybe you do and maybe you don’t, but I’m guessing that even if you do, you’re still falling short of being fully prepared for the round.

 

Most of us warm up with a couple stretches before a few shots with each of our favorite clubs; usually ending with the driver in a desperate attempt to get a good feeling to take to the first tee. That seems like a harmless scenario…but, does it even come close to accomplishing the goal of a warm up? No. It’s not even close. Truth is…hardly anyone comes close.

 

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golf shot decision

For the typical club golfer, the hole in one is something that is both revered and feared. It is revered as it is an all-too fleeting moment of golfing perfection, when you take aim at a hole 100+ yards distance and then through skill and luck in varying amounts, manage to land the ball at the bottom of the cup.

 

The elation, and sadly I am yet to experience it, when achieving a hole-in-one must be immense. Indeed my brother has said that if he ever achieves it, he will give up golf on the spot as he’s achieved perfection and the only way afterwards is down.  That elation is short-lived however as with it comes the realisation that you are facing a pretty hefty bar bill back at the 19th hole!

 

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Do you think YOU can be a Ryder Cup captain?

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?

 

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We have all been there - four putt from 7 feet

T.J. Oshie did not have any luck when he turned a promising birdie to a double bogey at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe.

The only thing to say is that we have all been there and know exactly how it feels.

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