Quicken Loans National round up, flooding in WV, and an international Twitter feud

June 27th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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Quicken Loans National round up, flooding in WV, and an international Twitter feud

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 was a beautiful weekend at the Quicken Loans National:

Beautiful day at the 10th hole from the @qlnational! The only million dollar hole in golf!

A photo posted by Quicken Loans (@quickenloans) on

And we were all reminded that last year Rickie Fowler made a hole-in-one at the 10th hole of QL National, giving a fan free mortgage payments for a year:

Rickie met that lucky fan this week:

But it was Navy veteran, Billy Hurley who won the weekend at a course just miles from Annapolis:

Meanwhile, flooding in West Virginia has canceled next week’s Greenbrier Classic:

Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers affected by these horrific flood waters. #StayStrongWV

A photo posted by The Greenbrier Classic (@gbrclassic) on

And efforts are being made to help the flood victims:

The Greenbrier has even opened its doors to victims of the flooding:

Bubba Watson saw the damage firsthand:

And taught his son a little something about living with no power:

On the Champions Tour, John Daly had a heckuva good time in his portable jacuzzi:

And a Twitter feud between Ryder Cup teams helped us celebrate less than 100 days to go before the international tournament:

U.S. Open: Rain Delays, USGA Drama, and DJ’s First Major

June 20th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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U.S. Open: Rain Delays, USGA Drama, and DJ’s First Major

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

The U.S. Open provided some beautiful photographs this weekend:

Grounds Crew working on the #15thHole #bunkers early in the morning at the 2016 #USGA #USopen – 📸 @kohjiro_kinno @si_golf

A photo posted by Sports Illustrated (@sportsillustrated) on

Major Sunday. Yes, please.

A photo posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on

Welcome to Championship Sunday at the #USOpen. (USGA/Chris Keane)

A photo posted by U.S. Open Championship (@usopengolf) on

However the weather was not beautiful all weekend. No worries, the pros found some creative ways to pass the time during the rain delays:

Rainy day at the #USOpen. Click the link in our profile for more images from Oakmont.

A photo posted by Golf Channel (@golfchannel) on

Some posed with the trophy… the Stanley Cup, that is:

Another trophy caught this duo's eyes on Thursday. #USOpen (USGA/Joel Kowsky)

A photo posted by U.S. Open Championship (@usopengolf) on

And some fans passed the time by posing with Mr. Sidney Crosby himself:

While Billy Horschel pulled out the old coloring books:

The rain delays got to some golfers. Spencer Levin let his frustration show:

DJ didn’t let anything get to him and he finally brought home his first major:

A champion and his 🏆 Congratulations, Dustin! (USGA/JD Cuban)

A photo posted by U.S. Open Championship (@usopengolf) on

But his first win didn’t come without drama:

And other pros had something to say about the USGA’s decision:

And perhaps the best video from the week, John Daly being John Daly:

Enter To Win A FREE Taylor Made M2 Driver!

June 16th, 2016

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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 M2 Driver! This boomstick is valued at over $400 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 Giveaway Contest for a FREE Taylor Made M2 Driver!

 

Enter to win via Facebook today! Don’t delay – the contest ends at 11:59 pm EST on June 30th!socialfbgiveaway

  • The sweepstakes runs from June 16th to June  30th 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 men’s RH, a men’s LH, or a women’s RH 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.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

 

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm June 30th, 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!

 

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Massive Sweet Spot

  • Engineered with high MOI, Inverted Cone Technology, and a redesigned Speed Pocket – three features that combine to produce maximum forgiveness across the face

Hot Trajectory

  • A low CG projection combined with a new Speed Pocket and exceptional aerodynamics generates a hot, high launch/low spin trajectory

M2 also delivers

  • Best in class sound* – Internal acoustic engineering delivers a solid, hot, and crisp sound at impact
  • Loft adjustability – The 4° (+/- 2°) sleeve allows golfers to dial in their loft, lie, and face angle for maximum performance
  • Multiple no-charge shaft offerings – The stock Fujikura Pro is one of several no-charge after market shafts available, ensuring we have the right shaft for your swing

 

Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information on the Taylor Made M2 Driver!

 

So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Taylor Made M2 Driver!

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Players Prepare For The U.S. Open, Daniel Berger Gets First Tour Win, And Bubba Opens A Candy Store

June 13th, 2016

Scratch’s Shots Of The Week

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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:

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It’s U.S. Open week, and there’s a lot of talk about the rough:

Rough short of 17 green… Yeah, I’d say Oakmont is ready 😳 @usopengolf

A video posted by Justin Thomas (@justinthomas34) on

Can u find the ball? #ipromisethereisone #oakmont

A photo posted by Keegan Bradley (@keeganbradley1) on

Back to the traditional US Open set up here at Oakmont.

A video posted by Graeme McDowell (@graeme_mcdowell) on

But we are reminded why Oakmont is so iconic:

And Rickie Fowler reminds us just how fast the greens are:

Meanwhile, Lee Westwood is just hoping to make it to the United States. The pro golfer live tweeted his flight delay on his way to Oakmont:

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s talk this past weekend on the Tour:

And on the Champions Tour:

And after a playoff at the LPGA:


Have you been practicing your trick shots? This guy certainly has:

 



Did you hear the good news? Bubba Watson is opening a candy store:

And Jason Day threw out the first pitch at a Pirates game:

Until next time…

Get Dad The Perfect Golfin’ Gift This Father’s Day!

June 9th, 2016

 

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What is your favorite golfin’ memory of your Dad?

I can remember being just a wee pup, my Dad (No, this caveman’s notfathersday an immaculate conception. Shocking, I know!) gave me my first golf club. Sure it was just a bent stick, probably comparable to one of those big red plastic golf clubs kids get now-a-days, and sure I went around smacking rocks, bugs and just about everything I found in the cave. But I loved it.

A few years later, when I had calmed down just a stint. He gave me my first real metal driver. I was still barely taller than this medal rod, but I will always remember the days we spent together as he taught me how to properly swing this golf ball killing machine. That is why Sunday golf with my Dad has been and always will be my favorite memories of him.

 

Father’s Day is coming up quick – don’t know what you’re going to give him yet? Just follow the Caveman’s advice to pick out the perfect present!

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  • Set Your Budget. By knowing how much you want to spend, you can eliminate a lot of items and categories right off the bat and avoid buyer’s remorse on an expensive, unplanned splurge.
  • Know Your Target. How well do you know the recipient, and what do you know about them? By tailoring your gift to their personality or playing style, for example, you’ll show you’ve been paying attention and considered the individual and didn’t just grab the first thing you saw.
  • Avoid “Too Personal.” Some golf clubs and equipment, especially drivers and putters, are pretty personal items – it can be hard to pick one out for yourself, let alone another person! Unless you have a strong sense of what they want, you may be better off avoiding clubs or golf bags as gifts.
  • When In Doubt. If you really aren’t sure what to get, play it safe & go with a Gift Card. They’ll appreciate the gesture and will enjoy getting to do some shopping of their own!

Here are a few gift ideas from Scratch:

I’ve combed through every corner of the Cave and I think I’ve found the best gear for any golf lovin’ Dad. Check out my Great Gift Ideas for Dad! You’ll find clubs, balls, apparel, and anything else he could want at my “rock bottom” prices!

Does Dad need a new boomstick? Grab him a new Driver For 20% OFF!

Get Dad some new threads! Score polos, jackets, pants, shorts, and more plus save yourself some scratch! Shop My 25% OFF Apparel Deals For Dad!

If you don’t know what kind of clubs he likes to play, you can always check out our training aids section. While some golfers may take offense, just let your dad know that every golfer can always improve and its not because you think he is terrible!

How about a Sunday Round? Rock Bottom Golf offers Discount Tee Times at numerous locations throughout the country! Snag one up and spend fathers day out on the green!

And if all else fails, you could always get him a Gift Card to the Cave!

 

McGirt Gets His First Win, A Giant Alligator Makes An Appearance In Florida, And Golfers Honor Ali

June 7th, 2016

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:

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This weekend on the PGA Tour…

William McGirt earned his first Tour victory at The Memorial.

McGirt may have won, but his kid kinda stole the show:

Even Mr. Nicklaus thought so:

Dustin Johnson led early on at The Memorial, but finished third, just one shot back from the winner. However, he did claim the most impressive shot of the weekend:

And then there was this guy:

And while some golfers were playing golf, Rickie Fowler decided to take a day trip to the Columbus Zoo:

Speaking of animals:

Meanwhile on the LPGA Tour, Anna Nordqvist defended her title at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

While Matthew Fitzpatrick gets the win in Nordqvist’s home country at the Nordea Masters on the European Tour.

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A photo posted by Matt Fitzpatrick (@mattfitz94) on

European star, Ian Poulter is out of golf for four months due to a foot injury.

But he will serve as Vice Captain at the 2016 Ryder Cup.

And just like the rest of the world, golfers mourned the death of Muhammad Ali:

Enter To Win A FREE Bag Boy Revolver LTD Cart Bag!

June 2nd, 2016

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Callin’ all Rock Heads! I’m giving away one Bag Boy Revolver LTD Cart Bag! 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 Giveaway Contest for a FREE Bag Boy Revolver LTD Cart Bag!

 

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

  • The sweepstakes runs from June 1st to June 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.
  • 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.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

 

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm June 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 Bag Boy Revolver LTD Cart Bag!socialfbgiveaway2

Picking out the right club from your bag has never been so easy. The new 14-Way rotating top with Clip-Lok technology to lock clubs into place, allows you to rotate the top of your bag to get the club you need. This bag has plenty of storage and a fleece lined valuables pocket, so you don’t need to leave anything behind. You can even keep your drinks cool, right in your bag, with the insulated cooler pocket. The Revolver LTD has just what you need for every turn.

Features:

  • Two external putter tubes with secure clips
  • Removable insulated cooler pocket
  • 8 Pockets provide ample storage
  • Fleece lined valuables pocket with internal key clip

 

 

Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information of the Bag Boy Revolver LTD Cart Bag!

 

So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Bag Boy Revolver LTD Cart Bag!

Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go Here To Enter To Win!

Spieth Wins Dean & Deluca!

May 31st, 2016

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:

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Jordan Spieth gets it done at Colonial.

Here are some of Spieth’s highlights from the weekend:

For those who were beginning to worry about Spieth’s performance this year:

Spieth continues to impress:

After finishing tied for 34th at D&D, Tony Finau makes good with a fan after hitting her in the head with a golf ball.

Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy took to Instagram to document what he called a “fairytale ending” to last week’s Irish Open.

Fairytale ending to the Irish Open. Best fans in the world. #DDFIrishOpen @europeantour @theroryfoundation

A video posted by Rory McIlroy (@rorymcilroy) on

With McIlory’s win last week, and Spieth’s win this week, we are starting to feel a little better about the Big 3’s performance on the Tour.

And Jason Day’s son has something to say about that:

Meanwhile, on the European Tour this week:

And on the LPGA…

Ariya Jutanugarn goes back to back on the LPGA Tour and post an adorable picture of her proving she’s always been a winner.

ด.ญ เอรียา จุฑานุกาล ผู้น่าสงสาร HaHaHa😂😂 #8ขวบ

A photo posted by Ariya Jutanugarn (@mayariya) on

And on the Tour Champions, John Daly may not have made the cut, but he sure did have a good time:

It was Rocco Mediate who got his first Senior PGA win.

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Win An Odyssey Works Big T Putter!

May 26th, 2016

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This is your final chance to enter to win yourself a brand new short game. That’s cuz my contest to win a FREE Odyssey Works Big T Versa Putter is ending VERY soon! You’ve got until Tuesday May 31st at midnight to enter this awesome giveaways! So don’t delay – go enter my Giveaway Contest for a FREE Odyssey Works Big T Versa Putter!

 

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

  • The sweepstakes runs from May 16th to May 31st 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.
  • 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.
  • Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go here to enter!

 

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm May 31st, 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 Odyssey Works Big T Versa Putter!socialfbgiveaway2

Big T takes our revolutionary Versa and Marxman alignment systems and puts them together. It’s part of Odyssey Works, a high performance technology platform that takes everything we know about putting and puts it to work.

This line takes our Fusion RX insert where feel meets roll and combines it with dual alignment that gives you the ultimate setup to the ball. Yes, you really get all that proven technology in one putter. That’s why Odyssey Works Big T will be the benchmark for performance putters with dual alignment. We hope you’re ready for it.

Features:
Quicker Roll With Fusion RX
We’ve taken the most legendary insert of all-time that’s the best feeling, best-selling, with the most Tour wins and combined it with unbelievable new roll technology to create the Fusion RX.

It’s where feel meets roll as we couple the White Hot insert with ultra-thin stainless steel mesh and our patented Metal-X roll pattern. It has faster roll than the White Hot insert, so it reduces skidding and gets the ball into a pure roll faster.

Dual Alignment With The Big T
When you’re standing over your putt, you’ll see the Big T. It gives you alignment to setup to the ball, and all way through your stroke.

Tour Proven Shapes
The line includes a handful of major-winning, Tour proven head shapes, but the V-line is what started the revolution. The V-Line is one of the hottest mallets on Tour and on the market. It has everything from a high MOI that adds consistency, to a pleasing symmetry that helps accentuate the alignment. We also added the #5, V-Line Center Shaft and the new Big T Blade to complete the family.

Black Powder Coat Shaft
This black shaft reduces glare and has a unique, contemporary look that’s been very popular with Tour players.

 

Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information of the Odyssey Works Big T Versa Putter!

 

So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Odyssey Works Big T Versa Putter From Rock Bottom Golf!

Not on Facebook? That’s ok! Go Here To Enter To Win!

What To Wear During Summer Golf!

May 19th, 2016

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It’s heatin’ up out there! While that’s great for the beach, hot and humid weather can make playing a round of golf challenging. How do you adhere to the dress code and not melt? Not to worry Rock Heads, Scratch is here to help! There are lots of sartorial options for both men and ladies. Check out these tips then head to the Cave to stock up on discount golf apparel!

Tops
While you may want a t-shirt, most courses have dress codes, so a collar is a must. Look for short sleeve polo shirts, but take notice of the material. You may want to wear a comfy cotton shirt, but cotton gets heavy with sweat and then sticks. Not fun. Look for either a synthetic, a synthetic blend, or a cotton shirt than is specifically labeled as “moisture-wicking.” The means the yarn has been treated to absorb less sweat and dry quicker.hot-golf

Pants and Underthings
Shorts are wonderful during the summer but not all courses allow them. Call ahead or check the course website if you’re unsure of the dress code. Just make sure to wear nice shorts not cargo or sporty shorts if they are allowed. If you have to wear pants, select a pair that uses synthetic material to draw sweat away from the skin. Look for golf pants that are articulated at the knees to prevent bunching when you sweat. Choose underwear made of moisture-wicking fabric or breathable wool to keep everything down there dry and cool.

Skirts and Skorts
Women are lucky in this regard. Even if shorts aren’t allowed on a course, skirts, and skorts are always an option. They’re much cooler than pants as they promote better air flow. Light-color, synthetic skirts will keep you cool on a hot day. If you don’t feel confidence swinging a club in a skirt, opt for a skort. A skort looks like a skirt on the outside, but has shorts underneath. As with golf pants, select pieces that are labeled as “moisture-wicking.” Ladies can also wear sleeveless shirts as long as they have a collar.

Hats
Always wear a hat to protect yourself from UV exposure. A burnt scalp is not a good look, trust me. Wide-brimmed hats are a good choice as they provide more protection for your face. Like other golf apparel, hats also come with moisture-wicking capabilities. Some also come with sweat band inside the hat. And don’t forget your sunscreen!

Rain Gear
Humid weather brings with it the afternoon shower. I’m looking at you Florida! Make sure to pack a lightweight rain suit or large umbrella in your bag. There’s no reason to let some wet weather stop your round. Just remember to head inside if there’s thunder or lightning. Standing under a tree won’t protect your from getting fried.

Color
Try to wear light colored clothes. Not only is it season appropriate, but light colored colors absorb and hold less heat, keeping you cooler. Don’t know what to wear? Try this look: Wear both a white shirt and pants/skirt. Jazz this up with colored golf shoes and a belt that matches the shoes. It’s an easy look that is sure to get compliments.

 

That's one way to stay cool!