Enter to WIN a FREE Sun Mountain Combo Cart Push Cart!

August 16th, 2017

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to put a top-of-the-line push cart in YOUR cave for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away a FREE Sun Mountain Combo Cart Push Cart! Here’s the chance to become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE Sun Mountain Combo Cart Push Cart!

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on August 31st! 

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  • The sweepstakes runs from August 16th- August 31st at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win this fabulous prize.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in store credit.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm August 31st, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

FREE Sun Mountain Combo Cart Push Cart!

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 Features Include:

  • Designed to fit into the trunk without removing the bag from the cart
  • Strong, lightweight frame design
  • Integrated seat with back pad for those long rounds
  • Fourteen-way top
  • Individual, full-length club dividers
  • Eight pockets: Including beverage pocket
  • Folds down for easy storage
  • Weight: 25 lbs

 

Go to Rock Bottom Golf’s website for more information on this FREE Sun Mountain Combo Cart Push Cart!

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The Rock Bottom Golf Dictionary: “Gimme”

August 14th, 2017

The Rock Bottom Golf Dictionary presents the definition of

Gimme

/ˈɡimē/ Gim-me
contraction (informal)
  1. a short putt that other players agree can count as holed automatically without being played.
  2. an agreement between two golfers, neither of whom can putt very well.​

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What to Expect at the 2017 PGA Championship

August 10th, 2017

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1. The Course

This weekend marks the 99th annual PGA Championship, and it’s taking place at Quail Hollow Club, in Charlotte, NC.! The course’s first 5 holes have undergone some renovations over the past 15 months, in preparation of this tournament and the Presidents Cup, that’s set to take place there in 2021.

 

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2. Tournament History

Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus currently have the record for the most PGA Championship wins, with 5 each! Following closely behind, with 4 wins, is Tiger Woods.

Looking back, we can recall some pretty epic individual wins. Only 8 people have won this championship on their first attempt, and one of those was John Daly in the 1991 tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club!

Here are the winners of the past 5 PGA Championships:

2016: Jimmy Walker

2015: Jason Day

2014: Rory McIlroy

2013: Jason Dufner

2012: Rory McIlroy

 

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3. Weather Forecast

Thursday

  • High: 85
  • Low: 70
  • Precipitation: 20% Chance
  • Winds: ESE 5 mph

Friday

  • High: 85
  • Low: 70
  • Precipitation: 50% Chance
  • Winds: S 6 mph

Saturday

  • High: 87
  • Low: 69
  • Precipitation: 40% Chance
  • Winds: WSW 4 mph

Sunday

  • High: 87
  • Low: 71
  • Precipitation: 50% Chance
  • Winds: SE 3 mph

 

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4. Top Picks for This Weekend

Here are Golf Digest’s top 5 picks for the PGA Championship, as well as their current FedExCup Standings:

  1. Rory McIlroy (43)
  2. Jordan Spieth (2)
  3. Rickie Fowler (6)
  4. Hideki Matsuyama (1)
  5. Brooks Koepka (7)

Similarly, here are the Power Rankings according to PGATour.com, as well as their current FedExCup Standings:

  1. Hideki Matsuyama (1)
  2. Rory McIlroy (43)
  3. Rickie Fowler (6)
  4. Zach Johnson (36)
  5. Jordan Spieth (2)

 

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5. Big News with the 2017 PGA Championship

While Gene Sarazen, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus are the only 5 golfers to complete a career Grand Slam (meaning they’ve won all 4 majors), there are several who never got that honor. Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, Raymond Floyd, Byron Nelson, and Tom Watson sadly all finished their careers with just 1 major left. But this year, Jordan Spieth has the chance to not only win the career Grand Slam, but to be the youngest to do so!

Also, this week the PGA of America announced that the PGA Championship will be taking place in May, rather than in August, starting in 2019. This is apparently in order to avoid conflicting with the Olympics, now that golf has been readmitted as an event. Another reason for this change is that they want to finish the FedExCup around Labor Day, before the regular NFL season begins.  They’ve scheduled Bethpage State Park Black Course in Farmingdale, New York to host the 2019 tournament. Moving to May is a big change because, apart from 1971 and 2016, this major tournament has been held in August for the past 48 years.

WGC Bridgestone Invitational 2017: What to Expect this Weekend

August 3rd, 2017

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With one week left until the next major, The PGA Championship, it’s time to head over to Ohio for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. We’ve got the makings for an exciting weekend, so here’s what you should know.

1. Course History

The South Course, where the WGC- Bridgestone Invitational takes place, opened in 1929 and is a 18-hole par 70 course.

Interestingly enough, Harvey Firestone, the founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, purchased 1000 acres of land to build houses, churches, schools, and a public park on. He wanted to provide his employees of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company factory (and their families) with the ability to go to these places without having to travel a long distance from work. Now, the whole lot, including the country club, the stadium, and the park, is considered a historic landmark!

 

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2. Tournament History

The Firestone Country Club, in Akron, OH, has hosted the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for the past 11 years.

 

Here the winners from the last 5 WGC- Bridgestone Invitationals:

2016: Dustin Johnson
2015: Shane Lowry
2014: Rory McIlroy
2013: Tiger Woods
2012: Keegan Bradley

 

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 3. Weather Forecast

Thurs:

  • PM Thunderstorms (60% chance of rain)
  • High of 84 F
  • Low of 69 F
  • 9 MPH SSW winds

Fri:

  • Thunderstorms (90% chance of rain)
  • High of 83 F
  • Low of 60 F
  • 15 MPH SSW winds

Sat:

  • Partly Cloudy (10% chance of rain)
  • High of 76 F
  • Low of 59 F
  • 12 MPH WNW winds

Sun:

  • Cloudy (20% chance of rain)
  • High of 80 F
  • Low of 63 F
  • 7 MPH SSE winds

 

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4. Top Picks for 2017

Jordan Spieth- It’s undeniable that Jordan Spieth has been on fire this season. So it’s probably no surprise that Jordan Spieth is listed as 1 of top 5 picks to win this weekend’s tournament on 3 different websites. Like his 2015 season, when he won 3 tournaments, (The U.S. Open, The Masters Tournament, and the John Deere Classic), this year, he’s also won 3 tournaments. One of these is The Open, which he won just a couple of weeks ago, leaving him with just 1 last major to win in order to earn the Career Grand Slam. And now, he’s got the #1 ranking on the FedEx Cup Standings!

 

Here are some other players considered to be in the running, according to PGATour, GolfWorld, and GolfWeek‘s picks or fantasy picks.

Dustin Johnson- Despite the fact that Dustin Johnson hasn’t been himself since his fall just before the 2017 Masters Tournament, he is still ranked as the #2 player on the FedEx Cup Standings. He’s won 3 tournaments this season, 2 of which were World Golf Championship tournaments!

Jon Rahm- Even though this is only his 3rd season on the PGA Tour, Rahm is currently sitting at #5 on the FedEx Cup Standings. He won his PGA Tour 1st tournament this season, got 2nd place in the World Golf Championships- Dell Technologies Match Play, and a T2 at the Dean and Deluca Invitational.

Justin Rose- While he may be currently ranked #26 on the FedEx Cup Standings, this Englishman is the proud owner of an Olympic golf medal (which he won just last year). He also placed 2nd in this year’s Masters Tournament and has had 4 Top 10 finishes this season.

Rory McIlroyThis Irishman may not have won any tournaments so far this year, but he did win this tournament just 3 years ago. He’s also had 5 Top 10 finishes this season, including 1 at The Open, which he brought back after a very disappointing start to the first round.

Rickie Fowler- He’s ranked #6 on the FedEx Cup Standings right now, and he’s had 7 Top 10 finishes this season. He also won The Honda Classic this year.

Enter to WIN a FREE White Hot RX Putter and 2 Dozen Chrome Soft Golf Balls!

August 1st, 2017

Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to put a top-of-the-line putter and top-of-the-line golf balls in YOUR cave for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away a FREE White Hot RX Putter and 2 Dozen Chrome Soft Golf Balls! Here’s the chance to become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE White Hot RX Putter and 2 Dozen Chrome Soft Golf Balls!

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  • The sweepstakes runs from August 1st- August 15th at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win this fabulous prize.
  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in store credit.
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Now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a look at our fabulous prize!

FREE White Hot RX Putter and 2 Dozen Chrome Soft Golf Balls!

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  • The oval design that created quicker, better roll in our Metal-X and Odyssey Works models is in White Hot RX. When you combine the speed and roll of this elastomer insert with next generation White Hot feel, well, you’re onto something really big. And we’ve added a textured clear coat to the striking surface that works with the oval to increase friction and help get the ball rolling faster

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  • We’ve taken head shapes that have proven themselves around the world such as the #1, #7 and 2-Ball and added in the new V-Line Fang. The V-Line Fang combines technologies and shaping of our #7 model with the popular V-Line mallet for improved alignment and accuracy

 

Chrome Soft Golf Balls features include:

Fast Ball Speeds

  • Callaway is the only golf ball company that has the new Dual SoftFast Core™. It’s engineered for fast ball speeds with low spin for players needing spin reduction to optimize their launch conditions off the tee

Total Performance Through The Bag

  • The 4-piece construction, mantle layer and Tour Urethane Cover all combine for even more control throughout the bag, especially with your scoring clubs from 100 yards and in. Now you have even more spin for aggressive shots into the green

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  • The Dual SoftFast Core lets you compress the ball on iron shots for long, straight flight. And it has amazing feel around the greens

 

Callaway 2017 Chrome Soft X Golf Balls features include:

Increased Distance and Soft Feel
  • Our game-changing Dual SoftFast Core is engineered to promote faster ball speed and distance off the long clubs and more control in the short clubs

 

Go to Rock Bottom Golf’s website for more information on this FREE White Hot RX Putter and 2 Dozen Chrome Soft Golf Balls!

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5 Reasons We Love: Jordan Spieth

July 28th, 2017

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1. He’s a winner

With a name like Spieth, which literally means “successful” or “speedy,” you can only expect great things, and Jordan Spieth  has definitely delivered. He’s had incredible year, and an already great career! He won the The Open, The Traveler’s Championship, and The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this year alone. He’s also won the U.S. Open and The Master’s in previous years, leaving him with just 1 win left to complete to coveted Career Grand Slam (which only Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Gene Sarazen, and Ben Hogan have accomplished). Next month, he’ll have the chance to earn that accomplishment at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Club.

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2. He’s a charitable guy

In honor of his sister, Ellie, he created a foundation that’s main purpose is to help children with special needs.

“I love spending time with her. It’s humbling to see the struggles she goes through each day that we take for granted. Because of Ellie, it has always been a priority to me to be in tune to the needs of others.”

Learn more about the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation here.

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3.  He’s a nice guy

With all of his success happening so fast, you’d think that he’d let it all get to his head, but actually, according to Golf Digest, Spieth is the #1 nicest golfer on the PGA Tour under age 50. He’s known to be a “polite and down-to-earth.” Once example of this is how doesn’t forget to mention his caddie, Michael Greller, in interviews by using the phrase “We played” instead of “I played.”

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4. He’s a fun guy

We know this, because he does stuff like this:

And this:

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Aaaaaand this:

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5. He’s exciting to watch on the course

Jordan figured out a way to still bring home the win at The Open 2017 after loosing his lead during the final round:

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And he really knows how to celebrate when he pulls off a great shot. Here he is at the Traveler’s Championship 2017:

 

Bonus: Happy Birthday!

By the way, Spieth’s birthday was just yesterday (07/27/17)! This is another reason we love him. He’s accomplished so much already, and he’s only just turned 24! Not only was he among the youngest golfers to win The Masters, but he has also tied as the youngest golfer to win the U.S. Open. And lastly, just this week he became the 2nd youngest golfer ever, to win 3 of the 4 Career Grand Slam tournaments.

The Open 2017: What to Expect this Weekend

July 20th, 2017

One of the biggest tournaments of the year starts today! We know you’re excited. This year, as I’m sure you know, The British Open will take place at Royal Birkdale Golf Course, in England. Every year exciting and surprising things happen at The Open, but here’s what we’re looking at at this point.

1. The Course

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The course was founded in 1889, but underwent a redesign 33 years later. While it may be beautiful, it’s certainly not without it’s challenges. Sand dunes, wind, and tight fairways, will all be factors that play into this weekend’s tournament.

This year marks the 146th British Open, and it will be Royal Birkdale’s 10th time hosting this tournament. While the first tournament took place in 1860, there are 12 years the tournament did not take place: 1871, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945.

2. History

Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson,  Johnny Miller, Lee Trevino,  Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Tiger Woods, John Daly- these are just a few names of golfers who’ve taken home the Claret Jug over the years. Here are the winners from the past 10 years:

  • 2016- Henrik Stenson
  • 2015- Zack Johnson
  • 2014- Rory McIlroy
  • 2013- Phil Mickelson
  • 2012- Ernie Els
  • 2011- Darren Clarke
  • 2010- Louis Oosthuizen
  • 2009- Stewart Cink
  • 2008- Padraig Harrington
  • 2007- Padraig Harrington

 3. Weather Forecast

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Unfortunately, we’ve got some bad news on the weather side of things. As of right now, in Southport, England, rainy and windy weather is on the horizon.

  • Thursday- Sunny and Partly Cloudy with a Low of 55 and High of 62
  • Friday- 90% Chance of Rain with a Low of 55 and a High of 66
  • Sat- 30% Chance of Rain with a Low of 54 and a High of 67
  • Sun- 40% Chance of Rain with a Low of 58 and a High of 65

They are also calling for approximately 15-25mph winds throughout the weekend!

4. Those most likely to win

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Here are our current top picks.

1. Dustin Johnson- DJ is the #1 ranked golfer in the world. With 3 wins this year alone, despite his recent injuries, Johnson’s been having a pretty good year.

2. Jordan Spieth- He’s won twice this year, which got him his 10th PGA Tour career win just a few weeks ago.

3. Jon Rahm- The 22 year old is ranked #5 on the FedExCup Standings with 7 Top 10 finishes this year, including his first PGA Tour win and 2 runner ups.

4. Rickie Fowler- While he hasn’t yet won a Major, since he became a part of the PGA Tour, Rickie has won 4 tournaments and had 55 Top 10 finishes. He’s currently ranked #6.

5. Sergio Garcia- This was Sergio’s big year. Winning The Masters gave him his very 1st Major PGA Tour win. But overall, he’s had 95 Top 10 finishes in his career!

5. Notable News

  • Just in case you haven’t already heard, Phil Mickelson is playing, just without a driver!
  • Brandt Snedeker withdrew from the tournament Wednesday morning, due to a rib injury. James Hahn, 1st alternate, is taking his place.
  • Kevin Na made a hole-in-one on the 14th hole during Wednesday’s practice round!

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July 16th, 2017

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  • You must be 18+ years old to enter and win. As much as we appreciate you young pups taking an interest in golf, get your parents to enter if you’re not quite reaching that age requirement.
  • All entries will be used and the drawing will be random.
  • All you have to do is enter your email address. No purchase necessary! If you are chosen as a winner, the email address you submitted will be used to contact you to obtain an address to send the prize.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in store credit.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

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  • Extra wide, durable frame
  • Stand and cart bag friendly upper bag bracket with adjustable support arms
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  • Handle mounted parking brake
  • Full feature extra deep scorecard holder includes a golf ball storage and a smart phone holder

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5 Unwritten Rules of Golf Etiquette You Need to Know!

July 14th, 2017

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1. Tick-Tock! 

This one’s a gimme (pardon my pun :p)! Make sure you arrive at the course AT LEAST 15 minutes before your tee time. The last thing anyone wants is for someone to start the game off behind schedule.

 

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2. Nope! You can’t stand there!

Standing behind a person attempting to putt is bad news. If you want to make friends on the course, don’t stand behind them or in their line through- which extends 2-3 ft past the hole. Give the guy (or gal) some space.

 

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3. Put the phone away!

If you’re paying attention to your phone, chances are you’re not paying attention the game. This makes for some really slow play. Be courteous to your group and those behind you.

 

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4. Keep Calm and Carry On

Sad but true, throwing your clubs is a no-no. While breaking or tossing the club that caused you to triple bogey 3 holes is a row may be an effective form of catharsis, let’s remain calm and remember this is a gentleman’s sport.

 

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5. Shhhh!

Pretty much everyone knows not to talk while someone is getting ready to hit the ball, but it may surprise you to learn that it’s customary for the person holding the pin to hold the flag still so that the noise from the flapping doesn’t distract the person trying to putt.

The Rock Bottom Golf Dictionary: “Fairway”

July 12th, 2017

The Rock Bottom Golf Dictionary presents the definition of

Fairway

/’ferwā/; fair•way
noun

  1. the part of a golf course between a tee and the corresponding green, where the grass is kept short.
  2. the nicely kept grass you drive the cart on to find your #$@&%*! ball in those #$@&%*! trees over there.

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