This Is Your Chance To Win A FREE BRAND NEW Taylor Made M1 Driver!

October 1st, 2015

FREE Taylor Made M1 Driver!

Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to score amazing distance and performance for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away one FREE Taylor Made M1 Driver! This boomstick is valued at over $500 and is so new it hasn’t even been released yet! But Scratch here is giving you the chance to win one of your own and become the envy of all your golfin’ buddies! So don’t delay – go enter my awesome Giveaway Contest for a FREE Taylor Made M1 Driver!


FREE Taylor Made M1 Driver!Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on October 15th!

  • The sweepstakes runs from October 1st to October 15th at 11:59pm, so you can’t procrastinate in entering to win these fabulous prizes.
  • 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 drawing will be random.
  • The winner has the option of a RH or LH club
  • 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.
  • A Facebook account is needed to enter.
  • Only people residin’ in countries that we ship to can apply. International winners will get the value of the prize in caveman cash.


The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm October 15th, so enter quick for yer chance to win! Enter to win via Facebook today!


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


FREE Taylor Made M1 Driver!FREE Taylor Made M1 Driver!


Our longest driver, the M1 has a multi-material construction – featuring an ultra-thin, ultra-light and high-strength carbon composite crown – that unlocks breakthroughs in distance, playability, and feel for all golfers.
Each golfer has a unique swing and in the past it’s been challenging to provide ideal launch conditions to all player types with a single club. The construction of M1 allows better players to create the shot they want and other golfers, the shot they need.

Personal Fit System
Three-step head adjustment system of loft sleeve, Front Track & Back Track – plus three featured stock shaft offerings – M1 gives golfers a tour-level fitting without the truck.

Loft Sleeve: – A 4° (+/- 2°), 12-position, sleeve for the golfers preference of face angle, loft and lie. Available Lofts: 8.5º, 9.5º, 10.5 º, 12º

The M1 Driver comes with 3 after-market stock shafts, designed for multiple swing types:

  • High Launch (Fujikura Pro 60)
  • Mid Launch (Mitsubishi KuraKage Tini Silver 60)
  • Low Launch (Aldila Rogue Silver 70)

Multi-Material Construction
M stands for Multi-Material and it’s the key that unlocks performance in M1. This construction is highlighted by our proprietary 7-layer Carbon Composite Crown that is precision-formed and built ultra-thin, ultra-lite and high strength to maximize weight savings. This addition has allowed us to build a weight-loaded sole and move overall club head weight (and, thus, the center-of-gravity) lower for a more efficient power transfer; giving golfers more ball speed. The Carbon Composite Crown as also allowed us to give golfers 25 grams of multi-directional adjustability, allowing them to personalize launch conditions – fit to their swing – and optimize ball-flight, trajectory and, ultimately, distance.

T-Track System
To make our longest, just that for a wide range of golfers, we needed to expand the settings to give golfers more options to personalize performance to fit their game. M1 features the revolutionary T-Track System that consists of both a Front and back track with 25 grams of adjustable weight:

  • Front Track: One – 15 gram weights to provide multiple draw, neutral and fade settings
  • Back Track: One – 10 gram weight adjusts for multiple high, medium and low launch and spin settings

The revolutionary T-Track System gives golfers the option to personalize their M1 to their exact specifications, leading to optimal performance and distance to fit their swing.


Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information of the Taylor Made M1 Driver!


So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Taylor Made M1 Driver From Rock Bottom Golf!

Jordan Spieth Ends The Season With His Biggest Win Yet!

September 28th, 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. Jordan Spieth puts the icing on his cake with win at the PGA Tour Championship. What a season Spieth has had! With five wins this season, including The Masters and the US Open, Spieth recaptures the top spot in the world rankings back from Jason Day. To top it off, Spieth set a US PGA Tour record for earnings this year with a total of over $12 million. Spieth finished at 9-under at the Tour Championship and with it, clinched the FedEx Cup along with the $10 million bonus that comes with it.

2. Thongchai Jaidee wins European Open. The Thai golfer shot a 67 to win the tournament by just one shot on Sunday. His bogey-free final round included 4 birdies. He shot a 68, 68, and 64 in early rounds to become the overnight leader into Sunday. Graeme Storm of England finished in second place.

3. Sangmoon Bae heads off to active duty after playing the PGA Tour Championship. The South Korean golfer heads back home to serve 21 months of mandatory service for his country. The PGA Tour Championship was his final US event for a while. Bae has won on the tour twice and finished tied for 18th on Sunday. He will participate in The Presidents Cup in several weeks and said he will be patiently waiting to get back to The Tour once his service is complete.

Links I Love:



The Greatest Golf Quotes!

September 24th, 2015


One of the things I’ve always loved about golf is the number of notable personalities and characters that have picked up the sticks over the years. Today’s Tour pros like Tiger, Phil and the rest are just the latest in a long line of loopers who cracked wise almost as often as they cracked 80. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, and Lee Trevino were all great golfers with a serious sense of humor. I like to think Lee was talking about me when he said, “My swing is so bad I look like a caveman killing his lunch!”

Below you’ll find some of my favorite and funniest golf quotes. Feel free to add yours if you don’t see it on the list!

-Scratch the Golfin’ Caveman

“I have a tip that can take five strokes off anyone’s golf game: it’s called an eraser.” ~Arnold Palmer

“One under a tree, one under a bush, one under the water.” ~Lee Trevino, describing how he was one under during a tournament

“Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.” ~Ben Hogan

“If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.” ~Jack Lemmon, actor

“The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.” ~Rev. Billy Graham

“I would like to deny all allegations by Bob Hope that during my last game of golf, I hit an eagle, a birdie, an elk and a moose.” ~Former President Gerald Ford

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.” ~Arnold Palmer

“Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five.” ~Paul Harvey

“Read more at They call it golf because all the other four letter words were taken.” ~Raymond Floyd

‘I think golf is literally an addiction. I’m surprised there’s not Golf Anonymous.” ~Larry David

“I was a pitcher, and my dad played in college. The hardest day of my life was telling him I was going to quit to focus more on golf. But with golf, I felt like the game can’t be perfected, and that motivated me.” ~Jordan Spieth



Jason Day Does It Again At BMW Championship!

September 21st, 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. Jason Day does it again, winning big at BMW Championship. The win Sunday was Day’s fifth of the season and pushed him to the top spot in the world rankings. Day played the entire weekend without any real challenge from anyone after shooting a 61 and 63 in early rounds. He finished at 22-under, the second lowest score on tour this year.

2. The US Women rally behind a controversial call to win the Solheim Cup. The Americans were furious after Norwegian Suzann Pettersen demanded that rookie Alison Lee be penalized for picking up her ball after thinking the putt was conceded. The Americans then rallied behind their anger and came from behind to win the biennial tournament. Phil Mickelson spent time in between his drives at the BMW Championship to watch highlights of the Solheim Cup on his phone. He later said, “It was incredible, I loved it. I was so happy for them…it was the same type of comeback we had in ’99 at the Ryder Cup. We were down 4 points.” Other golfers sent their support to the American women as well:

3. Tiger Woods underwent a second surgery – which caught some people by surprise. On Friday, Woods announced via his website that he underwent a successful back surgery last Wednesday. This is the second microdiscectomy surgery for Woods – the first was back in March of 2014. Woods’ season is over for the year; he only played in 18 events in 2015.

4. A Northern California golf program is helping children get involved in golf. Youth on Course is reducing fees on golf courses for youth to just $5 per round. The program is said to have subsidized nearly 60,000 rounds of golf each year.

Links I Love:


    • Are you kidding me with this putt? Sang-Moon Bae makes a 117 foot putt at the BMW Championship.


    • Jordan Spieth finished 13th at the BMW Championship, but he did make a pretty spectacular ace on the par-3 second hole.

The ESSENTIAL Steps To Changing Your Grips!

September 17th, 2015
Regrip your clubs

Photo: The PGA of America

Changing the golf grips on your clubs is easy and only takes about 30 minutes. It’s a great way to save some money year to year. Why pay someone when you can do it yourself? Just follow Scratch’s instructions and your clubs will feel like new in no time!

What You’ll Need
1. The new grips you’ll be using. Plus an extra in case you make a mistake.
2. A tee.
3. A bench vise (not essential, but it will make things easier).
4. A rubber shaft clamps or vise pads to cradle the shaft, protecting it from damage, while the shaft is clamped in the vise.
5. Double-sided grip tape.
6. Scissors.
7. A grip tape scraper.
8. A utility knife with a hooked, rather than a pointed, blade. A pointed blade can damage graphite shafts.
9. Grip solvent.
10. A old rag.
11. A paint tub or old container to catch the extra solvent.

This may seem like a lot of things, but many of these can be found around the house and the rest you can find at discount prices in the Cave!

1. Place the rubber pads in your vise. This is important—you can easily bend the shaft with even the slightest pressure from the vise.

2. Hold one end of the golf club securely under your arm, with the grip end in front of you.

3. Using the utility knife (remember, use a hooked blade rather than a pointed blade), make a notch in the bottom of the grip (where it meets the shaft) and cut a line down down the the middle of the old grip, making sure to cut away from you. Make a notch in the bottom of the grip (where it meets the shaft) with the hook blade and cut a line down the middle of the grip. Make sure you cut away from you. Don’t be afraid to press the knife down to the shaft of the club when you are making your cuts.

4. Remove the grip from bottom to top by pulling the material away from you. It should peel off like the wrapper on a candy cane.

5. Remove all the old grip tape. This will probably mean some combination of peeling and scraping.

6. Wet a cloth with grip solvent and clean off all the residue from the old grip tape. Make sure the shaft is completely dry before you go to the next step.

7. Place the golf club into the vise, then secure the shaft into the bench vise. Be careful not to overtighten as that can damage the shaft.

8. Measure and cut a piece of double-sided tape to match the length of the new grip. Make sure the tape is long enough to cover the entire grip area, add an extra 1/2 inch, then cut the tape off the roll.

9. Take off the tape’s backing and wrap the tape around the shaft while being careful not to create any lumps or folds. Pinch the overlapped tape together and push the excess tape into the top of the shaft.

10. Plug the vent hole in the butt end with a golf tee or your finger, and pour a generous portion of grip solvent inside the new grip. Close the open end of the grip with your hand and shake to cover the entire inside of the grip.

11. Then pour the solvent from the grip over the entire length of the new grip tape (don’t forget to position a container under the butt end of the shaft to catch the solvent). Remove tee from grip hole.

12. Position the opening of the new grip at the shaft butt while the grip tape is still wet with the solvent. Squeeze the open end of the grip and slide the grip onto the shaft, logo up. Continue sliding and pushing until you feel the end of shaft against the grip cap.

13. The grip can now be properly aligned with the pattern centered on the shaft when the clubface is square to the target. This must happen within a minute or so after applying the grip. Get this wrong and you may unwittingly set up with the face open or closed.

14. Let you regripped clubs dry for a day to make sure the bond is secure.


More of a visual learner? Check out this instructional video from Golf Link!



How many of you Rock Heads have changed your grips at home? Have any stories or pics? Share them in the comments!

Lydia Ko Becomes Youngest Golfer To Win LPGA Major!

September 14th, 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:

Lydia Ko

1. Lydia Ko becomes youngest golfer to win an LPGA major.

Ko won at The Evian Championship with an 8-under-63, 6-stroke victory. At just 18-years-old, the South Korean now has nine career victories.

2. Rickie Fowler defeats Henrik Stenson at Deutsche Bank Championship on the final day.

Fowler celebrated Labor Day with a one stroke victory over Stenson, who was leading heading into the final round. He now has three wins on the PGA Tour, his last coming at this year’s The Players Championship. Fowler is now third in FedEx Cup rankings.

3. Men’s golf is celebrating a young generation for the first time since the late 1990s.

For the first time since 1997, four players aged 27 or younger have multiple wins on tour this season. With Fowler’s win last weekend, he joins Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day as this year’s young multiple victors. In 1997, it was Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Ernie Els and Justin Leonard were celebrating multiple times that season.

4. In Amateur golf, Britain and Ireland win The Walker Cup.

The Walker Cup, a biennial event that pins top amateur golfers from Britain and Ireland against US amateurs, was played this weekend in England. By a score of 16.5 to 9.5, the European teams regained the Cup after the US brought it home in 2013.

5. Phil Mickelson and Bill Haas are chosen for Presidents Cup.

Haas’ father, Jay Haas, used his two wildcard picks to choose his son and Mickelson. Mickelson has played in 20 consecutive Presidents Cups, and for Bill Haas, this will be his first event. The event takes place October 8-11 in Incheon City, South Korea. Similar to the Ryder Cup, The Presidents Cup pins US players against players from the rest of the world with the exception of Europe. Mickelson and Haas will be joined by Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar and Chris Kirk.

Links I Love:



YOUR Favorite Local Courses!

September 10th, 2015

Hey Rock Heads! I don’t know about you, but no matter where I go and what courses I play, there will always be a special place in my heart for my local. So, I asked my Facebook fans to post pictures of their favorite local course and BOY did they deliver! Check them out in the gallery below! Is your favorite not there? Post a pic in the comments section and let me know why YOUR local course is the best!

Feherty Is Leaving; Are There ANY Good Commentators Left?

September 3rd, 2015
Original Image: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Original Image: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

This week started with the surprising news that David Feherty was leaving CBS as their man on the ground. Love him or hate him, David Feherty has been an constantly entertaining and insightful voice for the past 19 years.


So why is he leaving?


Though neither Feherty or CBS  has commented, Golf Digest reports that there are most likely two reasons for his department: position and money. Feherty has grown tired of hoofing around the course and has been pushing for a spot in the booth. However those seats are already occupied at CBS by Nick Faldo and Jim Nantz. Sources also say that Feherty’s agent was pushing for more money than CBS was willing to give.

1997 Doral Ryder Open: CBS announcer David Feherty alone, looking through tall grass during second round.  Image: Jacqueline Duvoisin

1997 Doral Ryder Open: CBS announcer David Feherty alone, looking through tall grass during second round. Image: Jacqueline Duvoisin

There are really only two places he can go: NBC/Golf Channel or FOX Sports. Feherty already has his interview show on the Golf Channel and NBC isn’t likely to renew the show if he starts working for FOX. NBC’s lead commentator is Johnny Miller who at 68 is looking to cut down his on air time. However, sources report that NBC is looking at David Duval to replace Miller and would like Feherty to report on the ground. Feherty is leaving CBS in order to get a booth job; it’s unlikely he’ll want to switch networks for the same job.

David Feherty poses with his putter at the 1989 European Open Golf Championship held at the Walton Heath Golf Course in Walton on the Hill. Image: Phil Sheldon/Popperfoto

David Feherty poses with his putter at the 1989 European Open Golf Championship held at the Walton Heath Golf Course in Walton on the Hill. Image: Phil Sheldon/Popperfoto

That leaves FOX Sports. They already have Greg Norman and Joe Buck in the booth. However, as Golf Digest reports, Greg Norman is primarily in the job as a favor to Fox’s owner Rupert Murdoch. Norman definitely doesn’t need the money; it would be easy to replace him with Feherty. Though in Scratch’s humble opinion, Joe Buck should be the one replaced. He’s bad at announcing football, what in the world made FOX think he’d be a good at announcing golf?!

CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty wears a pink outfit in support of Amy Mickelson and breast cancer research during the third round of the 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational. Image: Hunter Martin

CBS Sports golf analyst David Feherty wears a pink outfit in support of Amy Mickelson and breast cancer research during the third round of the 2009 Crowne Plaza Invitational. Image: Hunter Martin

FOX Sports is definitely in need of help. Their coverage of the US Open was universally panned, and rightly so. Since then, they’ve demoted Holly Sonders to post-game coverage and has been floundering to get any good reviews. And even though FOX only has the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Amateur, Murdoch has the money to pay Feherty a pretty hefty sum.



We’ll most likely have to wait a few weeks before David Feherty announces his next step, but here at the Cave, we’ve come to just once conclusion:

Why Can’t Jim Nantz Announce Everything?!


Can We Clone This Man?


Jason Day Does It Again!

August 31st, 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. Jason Day does it again with win at The Barclays. Day finished at 19-under par — a six shot lead over second place finisher, Henrik Stenson. This victory comes just two weeks after Day won at The PGA Championship — his third victory in the last four events and his fourth PGA Tour victory this year. This weekend’s tournament was also the first event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

2. Jordan Spieth knocked out of top ranking after just 14 days. Two weeks after Spieth took over the top spot, Rory McIlroy has recaptured his crown. Spieth failed to make the cut at The Barclays this weekend, ending his reign. Spieth became the second-youngest golfer ever to become the top-ranked golfer in the world. McIlroy, by the way, didn’t even play this weekend.

3. John Daly is playing golf less than 24 hours after his lung collapsed. Daly was on the 18th hole at Deerfield Country Club in Mississippi when he collapsed suddenly and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Doctors found no other health issues besides the collapsed lung. The 49-year-old golfer was playing in a small local tournament with friends.

4. 34-year-old LPGA veteran Kris Tamulis earns first tour victory. After 186 attempts, Tamulis finally ended Sunday at the top of the leader board. The Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic was delayed twice throughout the weekend causing Tamulis to play 29 total holes the final day of the tournament. Tamulis said she tried to avoid looking at the leaderboard all day. The last time she won was in her college years at Florida State, although she did have a pair of runner-up finishes in 2004.

Links I Love:


  • Phil Mickelson nearly pulls of an amazing backward-over-the-head shot at The Barclays.
  • Brian Harman makes not one but TWO holes-in-one in one round — a feat that has only happened three times in PGA Tour history. Watch the second one here:
  • What to Watch For:

  • The Deutsche Bank Championship begins Thursday from TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts.


What You Actually NEED To Know About The FedEx Cup!

August 27th, 2015

fedexcup blog topper

Just because the Majors are done, the golf season’s not over yet. The Majors crown four winners, but just like the Highlander, there can only be one (top golfer that is). So starting this week, we head into the race for the FedEx Cup and Scratch is here to break it down for you Rock Heads out there!

The first thing to know is that all this year, the pros have been collecting points according to how they’ve placed in tournaments during the “regular FedEx Cup season”. This regular season runs from Week 1 of the PGA Tour schedule to the Wyndham Championship in August. At the end of the regular FedEx Cup season, the 125 players with the most points move onto the playoffs. Also, those 125 players who make the first cut automatically retain their PGA tour card for the following season. How a player does in the FedEx Cup events can also determine whether he plays in the President’s Cup. So it’s kind of a big deal.

Once in the playoffs, the available points are five times what they were in the regular-season tournaments. So if a player got 150 points for let’s say 5th place in the regular season, that same 5th place finish would net 750 in the playoffs.

The playoffs consist of four tournaments and after each tournament the field of players is cut. The four playoff tournaments are:

  • The Barclays (125 golfers in the field)
  • Deutsche Bank Championship (100 golfers in the field)
  • BMW Championship (70 golfers in the field)
  • Tour Championship (30 golfers in the field)

The cuts in the field each week of the playoffs are determined by ranking on the FedEx Cup points list. For example, following Week 1 of the playoffs, only the Top 100 on the points list advance to the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Seems simple right?

Well, there’s one small catch. Those points I was telling you about? Well, they reset just before the final tournament. Yup, just like in Who’s Line Is It Anyway, the points don’t matter, kind of.


After the BMW, only the top 30 players move on to the final TOUR Championship. Before the final event, all the points are wiped out and “reset.” The No. 1 player in the standings begins the TOUR Championship with 2,500 points, the No. 2 player has 2,250 points and so on, down to the No. 30 player, who is given 210 points.

Why? Well, the reason is equality. By resetting the points, any of the top 30 golfers has the mathematical chance to win the FedEx Cup. The top players still have the most points and the best chance, but in theory, it’s anybody’s game.

The points are reset because of Vijay Singh. In 2008, prior to the installment of a points reset, Singh won two of the first three events. That meant that he had so many points that there was no mathematical way for anyone else to win. All Singh needed to do was show up, and he would win. The last thing we all want to see is a lame duck Tour Championship, so the reset rule was instituted.

And here’s another hiccup. There’s been a change in the system for the first time in 6 years. Rob Bolton of explains:

“For the first time since 2009, the points distribution has been revised. During the first three legs, 20 percent fewer points will be awarded. Instead of spoiling the winners with 2,500 FedExCup points, they will received 2,000. All other allocations would be diminished correspondingly. The revised points system is still four times that of all regular TOUR events, but the fractional loss in volatility at the conclusion of The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship and BMW Championship is intended to boost the value of season-long success.”

Want a trip down memory lane? Check out’s Look Back At The 2014 FedEx Cup Playoffs.

The Barclays Tournament started this Thursday, and here are the points standings going into it:

FedEx Current Standings

Who do you think will win the FedEx Cup Rock Heads? Let me know in the comments below!