5 US Courses with Great Historic Golf Moments

February 24th, 2017

1. Augusta National Golf Club

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Let’s just get the obvious one out of the way. While perhaps a well overrated course, Augusta National is noteworthy for several reasons. One that particularly stands out is the 1996 Masters. Here, Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win this tournament as well as the first African American to win a Major! He won by 12 strokes!

2. Merion Golf Club

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In 1950, Ben Hogan surprised the world by winning the U.S. Open- just a little more than a year after being in a nearly fatal car crash! Not only that, but on the 18th hole, after his drive off the tee, he actually used a 1-iron (followed by 2 putts) to save par and force a playoff. He finished and won the game the next day! THE most famous golf photograph in history happens to be of Ben Hogan’s famous 1-iron shot here at Merion.

 3. Palma Ceia Golf Course

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Palma Ceia is important for it’s role in paving the way for women’s golf!  The Tampa Women’s Open took place here in 1950 with just 115 participants. This was the first sanctioned LPGA Tour tournament, and Polly Riley, an amateur at the time, won!

 4. The Country Club in Brookline

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You’ve probably seen Shia Lebeuf’s “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” a movie about Francis Ouimet and his journey to prove that he could do more than caddie at the club- he could also win. This course is great, not just for it’s beauty, but because this is the where Francis battled it out with Harry Vardon and Ted Ray to win the 1913 U.S. Open- at amateur status no less!

 5. Cherry Hills Country Club

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Finally, no list of great golf anything would be complete without mention of “The King.” In 1960 Arnold Palmer won his one and only U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club. This is perhaps them moment Palmer became known as “The King,” and would later go on to become the legend he is today! The first hole is where his famous drive took place.

Enter to WIN a FREE 2017 TaylorMade M2 Driver!

February 15th, 2017

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Enter to WIN a FREE Bushnell Tour V4 Patriot Pack!

February 1st, 2017

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to put a top-of-the-line rangefinder in YOUR cave for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away a FREE Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack! 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 Bushnell Golf- Tour V4 Patriot Pack!!

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7 Celebrities You’d Never Guess Love Golf!

January 31st, 2017

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Of course we all know of the classic celebrities from back-in-the-day that loved to play golf like Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Frank SinatraBing Crosby, Harpo Marx, etc. And there some more recent celebrities who have made their love of golf pretty clear like; Bill Murray, Mark Wahlberg,  Jake Owen, & Michael Jordan. But you may be surprised, or maybe not, to find out how many other celebrities LOVE the game as much as we do.

1. Sylvester Stallone

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Looks like Rocky Balboa himself enjoys hitting the links from time to time. In fact, he made Golf Digest’s 100 Top Hollywood Golfers list in 2007, with a handicap of 11.4, tied for 40th.


2. Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Catherine, and her husband Michael Douglas also enjoy the game! She plays at a course in Bermuda, where she lives, twice a week!

 

3. Morgan Freeman

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Morgan Freeman swings his golf clubs with just one hand! He also grew up caddying at a golf club in Greenwood, Mississippi.

 

4. Jessica Alba

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Jessica partnered with John Daly at the World Celebrity Pro-Am in China a few years ago. She’s got a hanidcap of 22.

 

5. Anthony Anderson

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Anderson says that he’s a Golf junkie. He’s been playing for about 20 years and considers himself friends with several Pro golfers like Tiger Woods and John Daly. After having their golf swings analyzed, he realized that he and John Daly had almost the exact same swing!


6. Alfonso Ribeiro

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Fan-favorite, Alfonso Ribeiro, who played Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, participated in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hostpital for Children Open Championship Pro-Am in 2009. He’s been known to do “The Carlton” for his fans on the golf course a time or two.

 

7. Michael J. Fox

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Michael has played at several Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Tournaments over the years. The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which supports the research of Parkinson’s disease, is one of the organizations that receives some of the money from this event.

 

Other noteworthy golf lovers include Mary Stuart (Queen of Scots),  Amelia Earhart, Humphrey Bogart, Billy Graham, Joe DiMaggio,  Fred Astaire, Billy Crystal, Tim Allen, Nicole KidmanKenny G, Tony Romo, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Will Ferrell, George Lopez, Clint Eastwood, Will Smith, Falcon’s team member Matt Ryan, & Harland (Colonel) Sanders-  the KFC guy!!

New Year, New Gear: See Which Pro Golfers Switched Equipment This Year

January 17th, 2017

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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Several big names have made some surprising switches to their golf equipment this year. Want to know who’s got what in their bag? This is your complete list of all of the changes for the 2017 season.


1. John Daly

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Big John’s switchin’ from the TaylorMade M1 Driver to the Vertical Groove Driver. This driver is new and unique, in that it’s grooves run vertically versus horizontally. Daly’s gonna see if he can’t hit the cover off a few more balls this year!

Click to learn more about the Vertical Groove Driver.

 

2. Tiger Woods

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We all know Tiger’s been with Nike for a long time, but this year he has decided to switch it up and start using the Bridgestone B330-S golf ball.

 

3. Bubba Watson

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Bubba made the surprising  choice of swapping the beloved Titleist Pro V1x for the Volvik golf ball! That was quite a surprise for  many.

4. Jason Day

 

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It certainly threw me when I heard that  Jason Day would be signing with Nike, considering the announcement they made earlier this year… (that they won’t be selling golf equipment any longer). But he will be sporting Nike apparel, and continuing to play TaylorMade equipment.

5. Rory McIllroy

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Rory‘s gone rogue! This year he won’t be signing a contract with ANY company. Instead, he’s decided to play the field. For the European Tour’s BMW South Africa open, he claimed to have Callaway’s woods & irons, Odyssey’s putter,  Titleist’s Vokey wedges & their Pro V1x golf ball in his golf bag. But he says that his golf bag may change from event to event. Quite a variety, right?

6. Lydia Ko

 

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Lydia Ko is now using PXG clubs and wearing Ecco Golf shoes! Along with a change in equipment, Ko made a change in coaches and caddie! As of early January, she had fired her coaches, but wasn’t prepared to announce a new one. Gary Mathews will be her new caddie.

 

Like Rory McIllroy, Tony FinauGary Woodland and Kyle Stanley will both be playing the Titleist balls with no contract this season. More specifically, Tony is playing the Pro V1x Left Dot, while Gary and Kyle are playing the Pro V1x. Others who have signed with Titleist are: Russell Henley (ball and clubs), Paul Casey (ball), Francesco Molinari (ball), Billy Hurley III (ball), Kevin Tway (ball), Pat Perez (ball), Branden Grace (ball), Charl Schwartzel (ball), Nick Watney (ball), Derek Fathauer (all), Sean O’Hair (all), Jason Kokrak (all), & Rory Sabbatini (ball). Callaway’s signed with Daniel Berger, who was previously sponsored by TaylorMade, and Patrick Rodgers, who was with Nike. J. Spaun is now with Cleveland/Srixon Golf, and Harris English  has signed with Ping. Finally, TaylorMade golf  has signed with Paul Casey, Jon Curran, Smylie Kaufman, Seung-Yul Noh, Kyle Stanley, and Nick Watney for metalwoods.

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January 16th, 2017

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Enter to WIN a FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer

January 3rd, 2017

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! I’m giving away one FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer, combining fashion with functionality to help improve your game and lower your score on the course! I’m 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 Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer!!

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on January 15th!

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FREE Epson M-Tracer Golf Swing Analyzer!

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  • Advanced Technology – Features Epson’s core sensing technology, designed for highly accurate golf swing analysis.
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  • Real-Time Data – Provides a 360-degree, 3D view of your swing path; captures clubhead speed, attack angle, face angle, club path, and more.
  • Obtain highly accurate swing data – M-Tracer records data at 1000 samples per second, ensuring accuracy to one-tenth of a degree. The device automatically calibrates with each swing.
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  • Capture speed and distance data – Track your club head speed, grip speed, lag, maximum speed and estimated carry.
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  • M-Tracer Golf Mobile App – Use the M-Tracer mobile app for instant access to your swing data4 – stores up to 200 swings and is available on both iOS and Android devices.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 28th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I’ve scoured social media from the past week for the top photos, quips, and stories from your favorite golfers and golf media and gathered them together for you to enjoy! -Sniff

It’s been one heckuva year:

107 players earned over $1 Million this season?! 😱💰💸Crazy! A video posted by Golf Digest (@golfdigest) on

The pros celebrated Christmas in style:

Xmas tradition that my mates love. Mac beef santa has arrived – AJ

A photo posted by Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston (@beefgolf) on

Xmas tradition that my kids love. Mac Daddy Santa is back! -TW A photo posted by Tiger Woods (@tigerwoods) on

Family..where life begins and love never ends. @djohnsonpga @janetgretzky

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Make Natty Great Again #IAVGCP

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Cheeky little bugger. #elfontheshelf A photo posted by Jimmy Walker (@jimmywalkerpga) on

@meganlingmerth is crushing it down the slopes! ⛷😂

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Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday from all of us at the #PGAChamp! A photo posted by PGA Championship (@pgachampionship) on

And Bubba Claus was on full display:

‪So many ugly sweaters!! But just one winner…👆🏻this guy!! The tutu got me… haha. #Bubbaclaus ‬ A photo posted by Bubba Watson (@bubbawatson) on

And now that 2016 is over, we can start getting excited for spring:

Spring is right around the corner. ⛳ A photo posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on

Christmas Celebrations and Rickie’s 28th

December 19th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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Sniff’s Weekly Roundup

Christmas Celebrations and Rickie’s 28th

 

I’ve scoured social media from the past week for the top photos, quips, and stories from your favorite golfers and golf media and gathered them together for you to enjoy! -Sniff

No PGA Golf this weekend:

But the PGA Tour did find the Top Ten shots of the year:

And Rickie turned 28:

Apparently he had quite the night:


One that involved Cindy Crawford and the Ryder Cup:

Cindy Crawford drank from the Ryder Cup trophy during Rickie’s birthday party last night 😳😂💥.

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Feherty gets in the Christmas spirit:

A fan made Bubba Claus feel extra special with these beautiful Christmas cookies:

Beef enjoyed some hammock time:

Leaving today. Gonna miss this hammock haha….hmm Thinking If I can take it back with me in my suitcase 😆 A photo posted by Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston (@beefgolf) on

Beef also signed up for a Beer, Beef and Birdie Triathalon with John Daly:

No one knows what to do with the Olympic Golf Course in Rio:

Golf Channel’s top 50 courses you can play in the US includes this beauty in Colorado Springs:

Look back on some gorgeous photos from 2016:

And of course, some really ridiculous moments from the year, too:

Enter to win a FREE John Daly Staff Bag!

December 16th, 2016

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! This is your chance to put a top-of-the-line Staff Bag in YOUR cave for absolutely FREE! I’m giving away a FREE John Daly Staff Bag! 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 John Daly Staff Bag!!

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

  • The sweepstakes runs from December 15th to December 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.
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  • 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.
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