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The Hole From Hell – Dealing with a Round Wrecking Single Hole Score

Earlier this year on a bright, summers evening, I headed to the local course with three friends for a lovely evening four-ball on a Friday.

 

Somewhat untypically, I began the round in impressive fashion, and after six holes of play, considering my handicap was around 18 at the time, I was one under par and had registered two birdies on the round, and had an eagle putt lip out on the cup.

Then it all began to unravel in spectacular style…

 

 

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How do Nike’s Big Two Compare? An In The Bag Special – Tiger Woods 2014 v Rory McIlroy 2014

Although he may have slid down the rankings in 2013, there’s no doubting that golf’s ‘big two’  are still the two players who enjoy a massive endorsement from Nike Golf; Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.

 

Both have had well-documented travails with their equipment in recent times. Tiger’s dodgy driving has been dogging him for a little while (though did seem to improve in 2013) whereas McIlroy’s switch to Nike clubs in 2013 preceded a disappointing season for the Irishman.

 

Will 2014 be any better and what clubs are these two powerhouses of the game carrying in their bag?

Let’s find out!

 

Tiger-Woods-Rolex

 

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Who Sponsors Who? A Look At Who Will Be Using Which Clubs In 2014!

It is a big deal for a golfer to receive a sponsorship deal from a club manufacturer. At one end of the scale, the likes of Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy can coin in millions a year from lucrative sponsorship deals alone.

 

At the other end of the scale though, sponsorship means that players fighting for a place on tour will have travel expenses or other out-of-pocket expenditure met, meaning that they following their dream does not become too much of a financial burden if they fail to make the required impact.

 

In this article, we’ll simply take a look at which golfers are signed up with many of the top golfing providers. We think you’ll find this list illuminating, as well as surprising…

 

Tiger Woods

 

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Clubs Comparison – Which Clubs do the Top Ten World Ranked Players Have in their Bag?

Golf Clubs are very much a personal choice. For all the money spent on advertising, most golfers find a typical brand that they are happy with and will use them for at least a year or two before considering upgrading.

 

In the professional ranks however, club sponsorship deals mean that professionals may have slightly less freedom than the average golfer when it comes to club selection. Of course, the top ten in the world benefit in many other ways, namely big fat sponsors cheques and a limitless supply of clubs tailor-made for their swing.

 

So with that in mind, let’s take a look at which are the most popular clubs players from the World Top Ten have in their bag at present.

 

 

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Gorilla Golf Recommends The Best Christmas Buys for a Golfer in 2013: Part One : Drivers

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat and your golfing fan is probably getting twitchy at being stuck inside far more than they would like.

So why not brighten up their Christmas by picking them a gift that will really brighten up their 2014 season?

Gorilla Golf has been scanning what is available for the golfer in your life, at a range of prices to suit all budgets. This week, we’re looking at three Drivers to suit all budgets

 

 

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If Santa Could Bring the World’s Top Golfers Anything This Year

As the night’s draw in, temperatures drop and the shops spend their annual allowance on tinsel and light bulbs, you can tell that Christmas is coming.

 

The season for giving is of course a big commercial success, especially for golfers who will often end up receiving some of the latest golfing equipment as part of their festive booty.

 

But for the world’s best, Christmas gifts would extend beyond the merely material and perhaps Santa would need to be a tad more creative.

 

So, with that in mind, here’s a tongue in cheek look at what the golfers who already have everything, would like to ask Santa for this Christmas.

 

 

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Why Europe’s Top Golfers Should be Shamed by their Seve Trophy Snub

Few people who witnessed it will forget the amazing scenes at Medinah in the 2012 Ryder Cup when Team Europe overturned a 10-6 deficit on the final day to record an amazing and unlikely victory. So many players in the team said that they channelled inspiration from the late, great Seve Ballesteros, who’s unmistakable figure adorned their bags.

 

Nor will anyone forget team captain Jose Maria Olazabal’s emotional speech after victory was confirmed when the Spaniard broke down in tears dedicating the incredible victory to his late friend.

 

Yet barely 12-months later, the event that carries his name saw a team of European golfers take on a team from UK and Ireland last month to compete for the Seve Trophy in less than auspicious circumstances.

 

RIP-Seve-Ballesteros

 

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