2015’s Best Golf Gifts!

November 25th, 2015

2014's Best Golf Gifts

This week is the start of the holiday season here in the US. That means food, family, and trying frantically to buy just the right present for everyone on your list. Don’t worry if you’re not quite sure what to get everyone. Scratch is here to help. Over the next month, I’ll be highlighting the best gifts no matter who’s on your list! So to kick of a week of Black Friday Deals here at RBG, here’s 2015’s Best Golf Gifts!



2015’s Best Golf Club – Taylor Made M1 Driver

The best club to give (or give yourself) is the Taylor Made M1 Driver. Drivers should be all about one thing – distance and this driver certainly delivers. The M1 is arguably Taylor Mades longest driver yet and still manages to be incredibly adjustable. Thanks to its Personal Fit System, each player can adjust the club to fit his swing. This means that it can provide ideal launch conditions for any player making it the perfect gift!



2015’s Best Golf Ball – Bridgestone 2015 e7 Golf Balls
If you know someone askin’ for golf balls, you can’t do better than giving them Bridgestone 2015 e7 Golf Balls! These balls are designed with one outcome in mind: faster and longer shots. They’re best for a golfer who doesn’t have issues with slices or hooks. If that sounds like someone you know, grab them e7 golf balls and give them the gift of maximum speed and distance!



2015’s Best Golf Bag – Sun Mountain 2015 C-130 Cart Bag

This year the all-around best golf bag I’d recommend is the Sun Mountain 2015 C-130 Cart Bag! The C-130 is actually Sun Mountain’s best-selling cart bag, so you may actually have seen one or two around the course! This bag was designed to work optimally on a riding cart with a reverse-orientation top, three utility handles integrated into the top, and a strap channel. It also comes with an integrated putter well and all the pockets are accessible when the bag is on a cart.





2015’s Best Golf Gadget – Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch

If you’re asking Santa for a new GPS this year, write down the Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch! It’s super light, comfortable, and easy-to-use! It comes preloaded with over 33,000 courses in more than 30 countries, no downloads and no membership fees ever. The Neo XS also has a long lasting battery so you don’t have to worry about it dying in the middle of a round!






2015’s Best Small Golf Gift – Bill Kroen’s Golf Tip-A-Day 2016 Calendar

Don’t know what to give your buddies? They’ll love Bill Kroen’s Golf Tip-A-Day 2016 Calendar! Everyone needs a calendar and this one actually teaches you something about golf! Covering all areas of the game, the calendar features practical tips on fundamentals such as driving, chipping, putting, and positioning. It’s beneficial for the beginner as well as the seasoned professional.




2015’s Best Ladies’ Gift – Tour Edge Ladies Exotics EX9 Fairway Wood

Any lady in you life will love adding the Tour Edge Ladies Exotics EX9 Fairway Wood! This club is so fast it almost makes the driver obsolete! The main goal of this club is to deliver blazing fast ball speed at impact for maximum distance. It also comes with an interchangeable heel weight so that each player can score the added benefit of draw enhancement.

Kevin Kisner Finally Comes In First Place

November 23rd, 2015


Sniff’s Weekly Roundup


I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff


Here’s What’s Happened:

1. Kevin Kisner finally comes in first place. After a year filled with runner-up finishes, Kisner won The RSM Classic by six strokes over fellow American Kevin Chappell. In a fairly new 2015-16 season, Kisner becomes the sixth first-time winner this year. He finished at 22-under par. Graeme McDowell, who was coming off a win last week at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, came in third place at 15-under.

2. Rory McIlroy takes Race to Dubai title. After a decent year, McIlroy capped off 2015 ranked at number three in the world and becoming the first back-to-back winner of the Race to Dubai title. He also won the title in 2012. McIlroy admitted that this wasn’t an “A plus” year for him, settling for just an “A.”

3. Tiger Woods named assistant captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup team. Woods, alongside fellow assistant captains Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker, will lead the US Ryder Cup team next year with Davis Love III as captain. This doesn’t mean that Woods cannot play on the team. He still has a chance to play, and Love said if that happens they will “cross that bridge when we come to it.”

4. Lydia Ko wins 2015 Rolex Player of the Year Award. Ko, 18, is the youngest player in golf history to win the award in its 49 years of existence. Ko had five tour victories this year, making her the youngest player in golf history, male or female, to reach 10 wins. She adds an impressive 12 top-ten finishes to her resume as well. Ko beat out Inbee Park for the award by a mere two points. The award was given after Ko tied for seventh at CME Group Tour Championship on Sunday.

Links I Love:

  • A one-eyed alligator named Chubbs, after the character in Happy Gilmore was sent to a gator farm after it was captured on a golf course in Richmond, Texas this week. Read more about Chubbs here.
  • Jason Day wrote a letter to his 15-year old self, and it’s incredible. Read his letter here.


What to Watch For:


Scratch’s Top 10 Tips For Top Driving!

November 19th, 2015


Just because it’s getting too cold for the course, doesn’t mean no golf. Now’s the perfect time of year to practice and hone your skills. So let’s go back to basics! You might not think it’s exciting, but the winter is when you should check in and make sure that the fundamentals of your game are there. Today’s we’ll take a look that exciting skill – Driving!

1. Get your set up correct.
This is the single most important swing fundamental in golf. The ball is placed differently if you’re hitting an iron or a driver. At address your body should be parallel to the target. For driving, your feet should be about two inches wider than shoulder width. Your front foot should be flared toward the target from 20 to 40 degrees to allow the body to rotate toward the target on the downswing. The back foot should be square to slightly open to create the proper hip turn on the back swing.

Ball placement varies by club. For drivers, the ball is played the farthest forward(three ball widths forward of center) in order to hit the ball on the upswing. A good driver basic golf tip is that the ball is aligned with the heel of the left foot (approximately three balls left of center for right handers). When you use a driver and the ball is teed up and positioned more forward in your stance, the angle of approach at impact will be more shallow or sweeping. If you hit down on the ball with a driver, the ball will pop up in the air or you will give the ball a glancing blow slicing it to the right.

Keep your weight on the balls of your feet, 60% on your forward foot, 40% on the back. Keep your hands a “palm’s length” away from your body. The most important thing about the driver stance is to lean back away from the target. This tilts the swing arc back enabling the golfer to hit the ball on the up.

2. Keep Your Front Foot Planted
Many golfers lift their front foot on their backswing. This can lead to a reverse weight shift, where weight is actually shifted to the front side on the backswing. This can result in a hook or shank shot. Keep your front foot planted on the ground on your backswing, which will promote a proper hip and shoulder turn and get you into a “coil” position setting you up for increased power. Just don’t forget to shift your weight to your back side.

3. Make Sure Your Tee Is High Enough
The size of driver heads have increased dramatically in recent years and so has the sweet-spot of these drivers. The sweet spot on modern drivers are much higher up the face than on old clubs. General rule of thumb says to tee the ball up so that the top half of the ball is above the clubface when the club is resting in starting position on the ground. Naturally with a bigger club head, you need to tee the ball higher to achieve the top half ratio. This way, you are still striking the ball with the center of the club head.

4. Increase Your Clubhead Speed
It’s pretty simple. Speed = Power. You need at least 80 miles per hour clubhead speed to get a ball up in the air with a 12-degree lofted club or less. To help create clubhead speed, you need to have light grip pressure. Tight grip pressure kills speed. Light grip pressure allows you to make a full turn and helps you to swing the club freely.

5. Perfect Your Swing
Set the head back and to the right and keep it there until you hit the ball. This anchors the body enabling the golfer to hit against a firm left side which creates centrifugal force and encourages a powerful release of the hands through impact.

Swing to a full finish. Make sure you hit right through the ball to compress it to its maximum for extra ball speed. Finish with your right foot in the classic finish position with the right sole vertical and pointing away from the hole. The front of your body, or your belt buckle, should be facing the hole.

Commit to hitting the driver. Once you have decided to use a driver off the tee make sure you commit to if fully. Don’t back off and try to guide the club, its not designed for that. If you use a driver, swing to a finish and commit to it with conviction.

6. Use The Right Club
Check to see if your driver suits your swing by finding where the ball comes out of the clubface. Go to the driving range and bring a marker. Once you’re warmed up, take ten balls and mark a spot the size of a thumbnail on the back of each ball. Tee the ball up with the spot at the back of the ball. Hit all ten balls then have a look at the face of the club. Each ball should have left a mark. Find out where the average position would be and then mark that spot on the driver face. This is the spot which normally makes contact with the ball. Ideally it would be in the middle of the face but most often it is to one side or another. If the mark is a long way from the middle of the club, to the heel or toe, it might well be that the shaft of the driver is wrong for you and the general design. If this is the case, it might be time to find a new driver. If the marks are generally near the middle, you can adjust your tee height.

If you decide that you need to replace your driver for one that better suits your swing, head to Rock Bottom Golf for the best best price on drivers on the web!

7. Get Fit!
No matter how much money your driver costs or how many lessons you’ve taken, nothing can be as effective in increasing driving distance as getting fit. Don’t believe me? Compare the physique of current top Tour players those from 30 years ago. You’ll see a lot fewer beer bellies. If you’re not strong and flexible, you’re not going to achieve your potential maximum distance.

8. Check out this video from VideoJug for more tips!


Check out Golf Digest’s Top 10 Driving Tips below!


10. Practice, Practice, Practice!
Ultimately the best way to achieve a better drive is through practice. No matter how much expensive gear you buy, nothing can replace simple repetition. Find multiple times during your week when you can practice these basics for at least 30 minutes. Even if you can make it to the range, practice the basic motions of your drive at home (just look out for ceiling fans). If you have a smartphone, record your swings so that you can identify your problem spots and fix them, hopefully by the start of spring golf!

Play Resumes Monday At OHL Classic After Rain Delay

November 16th, 2015


Sniff’s Weekly Roundup


I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff

Here’s What’s Happened:

1. Play will resume Monday morning at OHL Classic at Mayakoba after rain causes delay in final round. Russell Knox and Graeme McDowell are tied for first with a score of 19-under as play is on hold in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. McDowell had just finished the 13th hole while Knox will resume play on the 13th hole when play resumes. Both golfers have six birdies at this point in the round. Knox is coming off his first PGA Tour win last week in Shanghai, another tournament that was delayed and finished on a Monday. This is the first time in 10 years that back-to-back tournaments have had to finish play on a Monday due to weather.

2. Kristoffer Broberg defeats American Patrick Reed in playoff at BMW Masters. In a dramatic tournament finish in which five different players briefly share the lead on the back nine, Reed and Broberg were tied at 17-under after the final round. The Swedish golfer’s first European Tour victory came after a birdie on the first playoff hole.

3. Inbee Park just keeps winning, this time in Mexico City. Park’s fifth LPGA Tour victory this season came Sunday at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. Park is the second-ranked woman in the world having now won 17 titles. Her win Sunday came after a bogey-free final round, holding off Carlota Ciganda by a three-stroke victory.

4. Jordan Spieth named a Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year finalist. Spieth was named a finalist amongst 11 other athletes and sports personalities. “The 22-year-old Spieth had his coming-out party in 2015, becoming the second youngest golfer to win the Masters and youngest to win the U.S. Open,” SI senior editor Richard Deitsch wrote. If he were to win, Spieth would be the first golfer to hold the title since Tiger Woods in 2000.

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Want To Protect YOUR Golf Gear This Winter? You MUST Read This!

November 12th, 2015
This isn't always an option. Warren Little/Getty Images

This isn’t always an option. Warren Little/Getty Images

Winter is coming! And for many of us up here in the Northern Hemisphere that means it’s time to put away our golfin’ gear until the spring. “But Scratch,” you may ask,” how do I properly store my gear so it isn’t damaged by the cold, the damp, or the dinosaurs?” Well hypothetical Rock Head, I can’t help you out with dinosaurs, but I can help you protect your golf clubs from the cold and damp of winter. Just follow my easy steps for properly storin’ your golf gear during the winter:



Decide Where You’re Going To Store Your Gear.

DO NOT, and I repeat, DO NOT store your clubs in your trunk. Not only can is the trunk not climate controlled, but leaving your clubs in there is just asking for them to be stolen. Don’t store your clubs in the garage either. Moisture and cold temperatures can damage your grips, cause shafts to become brittle, and even break down the epoxy securing the club head to the shaft. There are two great places to store your clubs: a climate-controlled storage unit or a closet or corner inside your house. Both locations are nice and warm and there’s less of a chance that your clubs will be damaged.

I’d also recommend storing your golf cart in a climate-controlled storage unit rather than your garage. Freezing temperatures can damage the batteries and humidity can cause rust and mildew. If you decide you don’t want a climate-controlled storage unit for your golf equipment, you can still protect the batteries by having a charge hooked up to the battery overnight to keep them from freezing.

Clean Golf Club

Give Your Clubs A Good Cleaning

Before putting your clubs away, you’ll want to make sure that you’re also not storing all of the past year’s dirt and grass. Mud and grass can impact how a club strikes a golf ball, which means not taking the time to clean mud and grass off of your clubs could affect your game. And don’t think those cleaning buckets at the course are going to cut it. Those are probably contaminated with fertilizer and over time can create surface rust on your clubs. Here’s how to properly clean your clubs before storing them:

1. Soak them. Fill a bucket with a little warm soapy water. Your standard dish soap will work just fine. Put your irons in the water making sure it only covers the head by about 2 inches. Let them soak to loosen the dirt. Don’t soak your woods. Just wet them with a soapy rag.
2. Scrub the club heads with a soft brush. A toothbrush works great!
3. Wipe down the shafts and grips with that soapy rag.
4. Use your garden hose to wash them off
5. Dry them COMPLETELY before putting them back in the bag.

For milled putters, you might also add baby oil or Vaseline all over before putting on the head cover. This tip will also work on unplated carbon steel wedges to prevent them from pitting and rusting. If you are storing your equipment in an area that might be humid (like a damp basement or live near the ocean), you might even want to put chrome cleaner or wipe the golf steel shafts with 000 steel wool from pitting and rusting too.

Take this time to remove the oil and dirt from your hands off the grips while you are at it unless you planned on re-gripping at the beginning of next golf season. Again, mild soap and water and a soft bristled brush will work on all rubber grips, while rubbing alcohol on a clean rag will clean the surface on synthetics grips like Winn and SuperStroke.

Golf bag rack

This is a great way to keep your clubs safe!

Don’t Forget To Clean Your Golf Accessories Too!

All your golf gear needs a little bit of love. Start with your bag. Give it a wipe down with a warm, soapy rag and then let it dry completely. If it’s taknig a while to dry, blast it with a hair dryer on low. Then clean out the pockets. You’ll probably be amazed at what clutter has accumulated in those pockets all year.

Wash down that golf cart too just like you would your car. When it comes to cleaning your golf cart, the tires need special attention as well. “[W]e always suggest using a wax or tire shine for your tires, especially in [climates] where it is hot and dry,” advises Apex Golf Carts, which is based in Lake Forest, Calif. “[Proper cleaning] will prevent dry rot from settling in your tires.”

Decided if it’s time to put your golf gloves out to pasture. If not, it’s time to clean them! Wash them with soap and cold water. I just fill up my bathroom sink for this. The lay the gloves flat and allow to air dry for a few hours. Put the gloves back on your hands to stretch them out. Then take the gloves back off, flatten them out, and store them somewhere they will be easy to remember where you put them.

The Final Steps

When you’ve finally got all your gear clean and dry, it’s time to take inventory. How has your gear held up this year? Is there a better club you could have used instead of what you’ve got? The holiday season is almost here and with it comes holiday sales. November and December is the best time of year to replace old clubs and stock on golf balls.

Finally ready to put the golf clubs and golf bag away? Grab that rain hood. It might seem strange, but your rain hood will also offer protection during the off season. It will keep the spiders, mice, or bugs from making a home in your bag as well as stopping the dust and moist air. It’s one final layer of protection.

How do you store your gear Rock Heads? Let me know in the comments below!

Russell Knox Wins World Golf Championship In His Debut

November 9th, 2015


Sniff’s Weekly Roundup


I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff

Here’s What’s Happened:


1. Russell Knox becomes first player to win a World Golf Championship in his debut. Knox found out just a week ago that he was even headed to Shanghai to participate in the HSBC Championship when JB Holmes withdrew. Having been in Malaysia for the previous tournament, Knox rushed to get a Chinese visa and made it in time for one practice round. Knox finished at 20-under with a 4-under 68 on the final round. The 30-year-old Scot defeated American Kevin Kisner by two strokes. Dustin Johnson finished tied for fifth, while Jordan Spieth finished tied for seventh.

2. Play is delayed at Sanderson Farms Championship. With one stroke, Roberto Castro is holding onto to the lead in Jackson, Mississippi as play is delayed until Monday morning. The entire weekend has been soggy, causing the tournament to stop and start. Castro got in six holes on Sunday’s third round before darkness prevented further play.

3. Jordan Spieth is back on top. Since Jason Day sat out of the HSBC Championship this weekend to await the birth of his second child, Spieth was able to sneak back into the number one world ranking. This is the eighth time the top spot has changed with Spieth, Day and Rory McIlory being the top contenders.

4. Happy Veterans Day to these injured military veterans. A group called Fairways to Freedom sponsors injured veterans on a golf trip to Ireland. Read more about this inspiring story at GolfDigest.com.

Links I Love:


  • Golf.com is looking for America’s Worst Golf Swing. They are now accepting video submissions. Find out how to submit your friend’s awful swing.
  • Jack Nicklaus tweeted out a picture of the letter he wrote declaring he would turn pro 54 years ago. Check it out:

    What to Watch For:

  • The OHL Classic at Mayakoba begins Thursday from El Camaleon Golf Course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.


The 5 Signs You Need New Clubs!

November 5th, 2015


There comes a time in every golfer’s life when they must retire a club. It can be emotionally hard, but it’s necessary. You can practice all day, every day, but Rock Heads, if you’re playing with bad gear, you’re not going to have the golf game you want.

With the holiday sales approaching, now’s the perfect time to replace old golf clubs. How do you know if it’s time to get some new sticks? Here’s Scratch’s 5 Signs You New Clubs!


1. Your Game Has Changed

If you’re playing much better or, heaven-forbid, worse than you were a year ago, it’s time to reevaluate your gear. As your ability changes, your clubs should change with them. If you’re game is improvin’ and your handicap is going down, you may want to upgrade to clubs that offer more substance and weight to help you make more progress. On the other hand, if you’re struggling more than you were a year ago, you should look for clubs that are more forgiving. Let’s look at cavity back clubs as an example. They are some of the most forgiving clubs out there. The weight distribution in the club head helps golfers hit the ball straighter, even if their swing may be off. This is why cavity back clubs are great for players who are just starting out. Once their game improves though, players may want to move away from cavity backed clubs to muscle back, or blade, style irons. These feature more even weight behind the club head, and allow a more experienced golfer to fine tune their control over where they put the ball on hitting it.

See how drivers have changed!

2. Your Club Is More Than 3 Years Old

Golf technology progresses fast! Every year, researchers are inventing new construction techniques for better clubs. For a while there, Taylor Made was even able to introduce two or three drivers A YEAR. Experts agree that the longest a golfer should go between purchasing new golf clubs is three years. Improvements in technology include movable club head weights, putter design, newly invented polymers, and club head materials. Adding the latest technology to a golf bag can help even an average golfer knock a few strokes off their score.

Wedges actually should be replaced more often than this. Experts say that a wedge should be replaced every two years. If you practice a lot in sand, your wedge may even need replaced earlier than that.

Want an easy way to tell if your clubs past its expiration date? Check out the Obsolete List on Golf Digest!

3. Your Body Has Changed

OK, this is a nice way of saying you, and everyone else, is getting older. You’re not as strong or as flexible as you once were. That means that your clubs need to reflex that. Most older players need more flex in their golf club shaft than younger players. More flex in a shaft means that the club bends slightly when it is swung back and when it is swung forward. Once it impacts the ball the shaft’s flex delivers more of a punch when it club face hits the ball, therefore sending the ball further. And here’s a fun fact: most players use a shaft that’s too stiff for their game anyway! If you are noticing that your shots are not going as far as they once did, and you want a little more pop out of your clubs, it might be time for a new set with more flex in the shafts. It’s important to match your shaft to your swing style so you get the most distance from your swing.

It’s time to let this one go.

4. The Club Has Too Much Wear And Tear

It’s hard to part with a favorite club, but every golf club has its expiration date. Take a critical look at your club. Are there too many scratches, are the grooves too smooth? Other evidence of wear and tear could be cracking in the club shafts, too much denting or abrasions to the underside or face of a club, excessively worn club grips, and more. Also consider the environment in which you play. For example, if you’re playing in a lot of sand, your clubs are going to be more worn. If you have questions about whether or not your club can be repaired, ask your local pro.

5. Your Game Has Stalled

If you’re not making progress after hours and hours of practice and lessons, what’s holding you back might be your gear. You might not realize it, but your clubs might be affecting your swing or game-play for the worse. Just by adjusting your gear, you could see your scores start to go down!

It your gear belongs in a museum, it’s time to replace it!

Justin Thomas Wins In Kuala Lumpur

November 3rd, 2015


Sniff’s Weekly Roundup


I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff


Here’s What’s Happened:

1. Justin Thomas wins his first PGA Tour Event in Kuala Lumpur. Thomas overcame a double bogey early in the final round on Sunday to win The CIMB Classic in Malaysia. The 22-year-old finished at 26-under for a one-shot victory over former number one in the world, Adam Scott. Thomas set a course record in the second round with a 61. Thomas played his college golf at The University of Alabama.

What a week.. One I’ll never forget. Thanks everybody for the kind messages and here’s to a great start to 2015-16!

A photo posted by Justin Thomas (@justinthomas34) on

2. Tiger Woods’ old caddie wrote an autobiography. And, yes, it’s juicy. From criticizing Woods’ handling of the infidelity to claiming he was “treated like a slave”, Steve Williams’ book Out of the Rough tells the behind the scenes stories from the 13 years Williams caddied for Woods. Williams now caddies for Australian Adam Scott.


3. Sei Young Kim wins for the third time this LPGA season. This time, Kim’s win came at The Blue Bay LPGA 2015. Kim started the day tied for the lead and ended up with a birdie on 18 to earn the victory.

4. Tiger Woods is taking his talents to… Nashville? Reports are circling that Tiger may be eyeing a place to build his next American golf course. His Houston course, Bluejack National, recently completed construction. You can see a list of Tiger Woods’ designs on his website.

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The Top 8 Halloween Costumes For Golfers!

October 29th, 2015

Halloween is fast approaching, and by that I mean it’s on Saturday. hat’s only three days to figure out what you are going to be if you haven’t already! If you don’t have a costume yet, don’t worry! This cavemen has a few ideas for my golf-loving Rock Heads! And heck, you could always dress up as me, Scratch the Caveman!

John Daly

Want to dress up as the newest Rock Head? It’s easy! Grab yourself some Loudmouth apparel, a blond mullet wig, a Diet Coke, and a beer!

Check out this AMAZING John Daly costume sent in last year by a Rock Head! It’s perfect!

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Rickie Fowler

Dress in dayglo orange and draw the Puma logo on everything. Though Rickie now has short hair, you could still rock a feathered wig and scraggly goatee with this costume.


Tiger Woods

This is easy. Grab a red Nike polo and black pants. Always look intense and get a gorgeous blonde to walk around with you all night.


Jungle Bird

Not the most timely choice, but your golfin’ buddies will still get it. You’ll need a knit Union Jack ski hat and a windbreaker as well as the ability to run through and interrupt important moments at the party.


Happy Gilmore

What you’ll need: Boston Bruins jersey, hockey stick-style putter, lots of quotes from the movie, a picture of Bob Barker, and an annoying Adam Sandler impression.


Old-Timey Golfer

Dress up like they did during the days of the hickory stick! You’ll need an old-fashioned golf cap, knickers, argyle sweater vest, and bow tie. If you don’t have a hickory club, you could just make one out of a stick from your backyard!


Carl Spackler

Of course, this is going to be on the list! For this costume you’ll need a camo bucket hat, khaki shorts rolled up your calves, work boots, and an old washed-out green shirt. And make sure you have the Cinderella story memorized!


The Gopher

Grab a ratty-looking bear costume from your local thrift store and annoy the crap out of everyone else at the party. Make sure your phone is loaded up with “I’m All Right” for you to dance to!

Smylie Kaufman Becomes Second-Straight Rookie To Win On PGA Tour!

October 26th, 2015


Sniff’s Weekly Roundup


I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff


Here’s What’s Happened:

1. Smylie Kaufman becomes second-straight rookie to win on the PGA Tour. A week after rookie Emiliano Grillo won the Frys.com Open, Kaufman took the prize at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. Kaufman finished at 16-under early on Sunday, causing him to wait nearly two hours to see if anyone would catch him. But no one did. A six-way tie for second included two more rookies, causing lots of chatter about the 2015-16 season.

2. Lydia Ko is back on top after winning her 10th LPGA title. At just 18 years old, Ko regains her number one ranking after winning the LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday. Ko took the top spot from Inbee Park after she finished 7-under-65 in her fifth win of the season. The two have been swapping back and forth for the number one ranking the entire season.

Thank you Team @imggolf for all your support and help 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 #GreatTeam

A photo posted by Lydia Ko (@lydsko) on

3. Justin Rose wins his eighth European Tour title at Hong Kong Open. Rose finished 17-under par after going into the final round tied with Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard. Rose and Bjerregaard battled back and forth for the lead all day, first with Rose making a birdie, then Bjerregaard making two. In the end, Rose earned the win with Bjerregaard finishing at 16-under.

4. China’s Communist Party has banned its members from playing golf. Because golf courses are seen in China as a place where “shady deals” are made, the Communist Party has banned all 88 million members from joining golf clubs. Over the years, China has banned the building of new golf courses, but hasn’t always enforced the law. They have since shut down numerous illegally built golf courses. Just last month, dozens of state employees were punished for spending funds at the golf course.

Links I Love:

  • Did you know, Rory McIlroy almost came to the United States to play collegiate golf? Find out where in this Golf.com article.
  • Just in time for Halloween, see photos of the scariest golf courses in the world.
  • Oops! He’s gonna feel this one tomorrow. At the Sunshine Tour’s Voldacom Origins this weekend, South African golfer Jacques Kruyswijk bounces the ball of a tree, and it hits him right in the groin.