Fall Golf Essentials – The Gear You Gotta Get!

October 20th, 2014

Fall Golf Course Near Boston

It’s the return of the fall season, and once again the Tour has slowed down, but not me! I love fall golf! A few of my favorite golf courses are up in New England. Check out the post and let me know what you think! This year I am going to give a short little fall buyers guide from the Cave to help you get prepared for the cooler months and allow you to get the most of your autumn golf outings!

 

Fall Clothing

It can get chilly out there on the green, you’ll want to dress in layers. Outerwear such as the Ping Colorblocking Pullover for men or the Nivo Ladies Hooded Cardigan for the ladies will be a must have in order to stay warm and dry while out on the course! Keep your hands from freezing with the Ray Cook Stormy Weather Winter Golf Gloves! You can also line your pockets with our reusable Heat Wave Hand Warmers. If it’s really cold, warm up with outerwear from Mobile Warming Gear! These clothes come with their own battery packs to keep you warm wherever you go!

And don’t forget your feet! Crisp fall weather can turn into wet weather quickly. So stock up on warm, moisture-wicking socks and waterproof golf shoes. Nothing makes a round of golf more miserable than wet, wrinkly feet. Plus, the more comfortable you are, the better you will play!

Fall Cart AccessoriesFall Golf Ball

For those especially brisk days, Check out some of the golf cart heaters we have stocked up at the cave, such as the Heater Craft Golf Cart Heater, and if you couple that with Formosa Golf Cart Enclosure – which can even be used in below zero temperatures!

Fall Gear Protection

Don’t forget to also protect your gear while you are out on the course. Rain and wind can pop up suddenly you’re out on the course. Upright Caddy Golf Bag Umbrella’s are a great way to shield your clubs from the elements. And remember to keep your clubs protected with golf head covers!

Fall Balls

Starting in late fall, it’s a good idea to switch from playing white golf balls to orange or yellow. The reason being that in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun gets so low in the sky that it can be difficult to see a white ball in the rough due to the glare. A yellow or orange golf ball is easier to see so you’ll be less likely to lose it!

Fall Bags

You also might want to switch to a carry or stand bag for the fall. Many golf course go to a 90 degree cart rule or forbid golf carts altogether come autumn. It’s a good idea before you go to check with your local course regarding their cart policy. You may end up needing a new golf bag.

And remember to pack a good camera (or a good cell phone camera). Fall is the most beautiful time of year to golf and you’ll want to take some pictures to remember it – and then use those pictures to make your friends jealous.

Check here for these and more great fall buys at the Cave!

I’m Giving Away A FREE Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!

October 17th, 2014

 

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My second October Giveaway has just started Rock Heads! Now it’s time to enter for your chance to win a FREE Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch – a very useful prize worth $200! This contest runs until October 30th and like usual is free to enter. All you need is an email address! So hurry and enter Scratch’s Second October Golf Giveaway!

 

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

 

  • The sweepstakes runs from October 16th to October 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.
  • 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 caveman cash.

 

The sweepstakes only lasts ’til 11:59pm October 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!

 

Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!

Thin, comfortable, long battery life and up to 4 hazard distances per hole. Preloaded with over 33,000 courses in more than 30 countries, no downloads and no membership fees ever.

Features:

  • Pre-loaded with 33,000+ courses in more than 30 countries
  • Long Battery Life – over 3 rounds between charges
  • Auto Course Recognition and Auto Hole Advance
  • Easy-to-read Front/Center/Back Distances
  • Hazard/Layup Distances (up to 4 per hole)
  • Comfortable Sports Band
  • Round Odometer
  • Shot Distance Calculater
  • No Membership or Download Fees
  • Comes with USB cable to charge the unit via a USB port
  • Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information on the Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!

     

    So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win a FREE Bushnell Neo XS GPS Watch!

    Watch Out For These Spooky Golf Superstitions!

    October 17th, 2014


    Halloween is just around the corner and with it comes the lure of trick-or-treating, the over-the-top horror stories, and of course, superstitions. You heard the one about the black cat, right? Apparently if you see a black cat on Halloween, a witch is nearby. And if you want to see a witch on October 31st, just put your clothes on inside out and walk backwards, and a witch shall appear.

    In the spirit of Halloween, I have come up with the best of the best golf superstitions. Now I doubt we will be seeing any witches or black cats out on the links (well, maybe), but these superstitions are just as scary if they come true.
    Don’t pick up a stray ball – For if a golfer picks up another golfer’s ball that was hit out of bounds, your game will be cursed for the remainder of the day. This superstition suggests that the ball was attracted to the ‘out of bounds’ area, and if you touch the ball while it is out of bounds, all of your drives will curve out of bounds as well.

    Red Tees- Traditionally, red tees are the most forward tees and in casual golf lingo, they usually are the tees women tee off at. However, there is a superstition about red tees, suggesting that the color is one of anger, stress, and frustration, three very bad qualities to have on the golf course. To stay mentally strong and calm throughout the day, stay away from red-colored tees.

    Talk to your ball to get it where you want it to go – You and your ball should be on a first name basis. You should tell it nice things, compliment it when it goes where it should go, and whisper sweet nothings to it before each drive. But NEVER talk to an opponent’s ball. This will jinx their ball, sending bad karma into the universe, and that bad karma will only reflect on your golf game.

    Tap the inside of the cup – When you make a putt longer than three feet, make sure to tab the inside of the cup when taking the ball out. If you fail to do so, you will struggle on every remaining hole for the round.

    Never wash a good ball – After you whisper those sweet nothings to your ball, and it goes right where you want it to go, don’t even think of washing that awesome off. A ball should never be cleaned when you are playing well. However, if a ball lands into a water hazard, get rid of it immediately. That ball is now attracted to every water hazard on the course.

    Lucky ball markers – The higher the denomination, the luckier the marker. And always carry three (it was the habit of Jack Nicklaus). A quarter made in your birth year provides the most luck and although a bit bulky, a casino chip is a good idea, too. Just make sure it’s a winner.

    Do not walk in front of the tee box – ALWAYS approach them from behind.

    Tee off in order – Always allow the person who just made birdie on the previous hole to tee off first. If you cut them in line, this is certain to disrupt the Golf Gods. You can expect a poor showing the remainder of your day.

    Lucky items – Perhaps not specific to golf, but in general athletes are some of the most superstitious people out there. There is the lucky shirt (Sunday Tiger wearing red), the lucky ball, the lucky tee, the lucky ball marker, the lucky head covers. For some of the most superstitious, golfers will use their college mascot as a head cover to bring the most luck to their game.

    Use a low numbered ball – When it comes to number superstitions, they may be the most logical. Never use a ball with a number higher than par. And double-digit numbered balls?! Are you joking? This just seems to defy logic. Golf is a game where the lowest number wins, so keep your ball numbers low.

    No matter if you are a casual golfer or one we can find out on the links every weekend, you must admit to having at least one superstition. Do you put your left sock on first? Do you approach the tee and take three practice swings? Do you leave the flag in the hole before putting? Whatever it may be, it works for you. Just make sure if you see a black cat on Halloween to steer clear of those witches.

    Sang-Moon Bae’s One-Of-A-Kind Odyssey Putter & Winning WITB!

    October 13th, 2014

    Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images

    Sang-Moon Bae hasn’t won, or even finished in the top-10 since his lone 2013 win, but you wouldn’t have known it on Sunday. The 28-year-old South Korean opened a six stroke lead and hung on to win by two over Steven Bowditch on Sunday at the Frys.com Open. Key to his win were his driver and unique putter. Check out what’s in Bae’s bag below!

    Photo: GolfWRX

     

    • 3 Wood: Callaway Diablo Octane, 15 degrees
    • Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana ‘ahina
    • Hybrid: Callaway X Hot Pro, 18 degrees
    • Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue ATX 105X
    • Irons: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (4-PW)
    • Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
    • Wedges: Callaway X-Forged (52, 56 and 60 degrees)
    • Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue
    • Putter: Odyssey Damascus Grand

     

     

     

    Bae’s win with the Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver was the sixth for the club worldwide since it was introduced at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August. The 9-degree club is 45 inches in length with the OptiFit hosel set to minus 1 degree of loft with a neutral directional setting. The shaft is Graphite Design’s MJ7 x-flex.

     

    Photo: Odyssey Golf

     

    That Odyssey Damascus Grand putter is where Bae’s bag get really interesting. Other than the man who designed the putter(that would be Austie Rollinson), only 350 people in the world are lucky enough to have one. They were only sold in Japan for $3,500 each. Sang-Moon Bae’s win was the first pro win for the Damascus. The rare flatstick has a #1 shaped head, weighs 349 grams and is constructed entirely from Damascus steel, the same material that was used in Middle Eastern swordmaking. Rollinson was asked why he chose to make the putter of Damascus steel. “Well, it is very cool looking for one,” he said.”Second, we found in testing years ago that the sound of Damascus steel is different from a 303 or 17-4 stainless steel. It has a higher pitch sound to it and sustains just a bit longer. This produces a brighter sound at impact.”

    A high tech club that’s made like a sword?! If this Caveman ever finds 4k, I know what I’ll be buyin’!

    It’s Your Last Chance To Win FREE Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    October 12th, 2014

     

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    Time’s running out Rock Heads! You’ve only got to Wednesday to enter my first October Giveaway! And what’s the giveaway for you may ask? FREE Adams A12 OS Hybrid Irons!!!!! That’s a prize worth $300! This contest ends October 15th and as always to free to enter. You just need an email address. Don’t delay – hurry up and enter Scratch’s October Golf Giveaway!

     

    Giveaway!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.
    • 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 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!

     

    Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    From the category leader in hybrid iron sets, Adams Golf introduces the best performing, easiest to hit hybrid iron set ever. The Idea a12 OS hybrid irons are built with ultra thin faces for a hotter ball flight, perimeter weighting for more forgiveness, and CG’s for higher launch throughout the set. This set of game improvement irons features improved transitional hybrids (patented) as well as hybrids that feature Velocity Slot Technology. Velocity Slot Technology provides substantially more forgiveness and more distance.

    For the first time in a hybrid club, the Idea a12 OS hybrid utilizes Velocity Slot Technology to produce a spring-like effect across the entire face, which improves forgiveness and increases launch angle without increasing spin; this combined with the ultra thin face produces higher ball speeds increasing distance.

    The Idea a12 OS set also includes redesigned Transitional Hybrids with a “Truss Back” design allowing more weight to be distributed to the perimeter of the club lowering the center of gravity making them optimally suited for bridging the gap between the hybrids and the deep undercut cavity-back irons of the set.

  • Set consists of: #4/5/6 Hybrids, and 7-PW/GW Irons
  • Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information of the Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

     

    So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win FREE Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    The Coolest, Craziest, Most Exotic Golf Courses In The World

    October 9th, 2014

     

    “The world is your playground!” At least that’s what they tell us. We venture near and far, north and south, east and west to explore, relax… and play golf.

    That’s right. Who are we fooling? Vacation without golf isn’t vacation at all. Well, I have explored the vast corners of the interwebs to find the world’s craziest, most exotic, and all around coolest golf courses.

    A course in China named Mission Hills is adding a new course to its already gigantic collection, thanks in part to the resurrection of golf in the 2016 Olympics. The complex is made up of 22 courses, and the craziest one is yet to be built. The newest course consists of a replica Great Wall of China, a wind machine, and a water hazard made up of noodles and chopsticks. Although this may seem a little like a gimmick, the owners and builders of Mission Hills insists that the golf is real, just with a different set of obstacles.

    La Jenny is a course in France that allows golfers to play in the nude. Yep, completely buck naked. The course is just six holes, and for some of the more modest of us, that may be just enough. Yet, La Jenny is known to be one of the only places in Europe that you can do such a thing.

    Now you racing fans out there might get a kick out of this. Did you know there is a golf course in the middle of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Yup, titled The Brickyard Crossing you can play a full 18-holes in the middle of the racetrack where the celebrated Indy 500 is ran every May.

    A most unusual golf course can be found in South Australia where there is no fuss about how green the grass is, because Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club is placed directly in a desert, and the desert sand is fully embraced. The 18-hole, 72-par course creates a whole new game, one of only sand traps, large bounces, and long rolls. Similarly, the Firestone Overseas Golf Course in Liberia is made up of old rubber. The “greens” are even referred to as “browns.” This, however, seems fairly normal when you consider in South Africa there is a hole that can only be accessed on a helicopter. The 19th hole at the Legend Golf and Safari Resort is considered the toughest par-3 in the world, sitting 1312 feet above the hole on top of Hanglip Mountain.

    On the other end of the earth, in Uummannaq, Greenland, a golf course made of ice will certainly test your skills. The course is on a glacier and the game is played with orange golf balls instead of white, so you don’t lose them in the snow. The holes on the greens are a little larger, and you’re going to be really cold, but other than that, it’s just another day on the golf course.

    One of the craziest holes on any golf course happens to be in Idaho. The Coeur d’Alene Resort golf course was voted by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the best places in the United States to play golf. The landscape itself will blow you away, but the famous 14th hole is the icing on the cake. The hole is a floating island that literally “floats” to a different distance each day. The island itself is just 15,000 square feet and you only have two attempts to land on the green. How do you get to the island, you ask? There is a shuttle boat that brings golfers back and forth to the green.

    It seems that golf is so popular that they will build a course just about anywhere. There are courses in prisons, on a tarmac at an airport, on islands, and at old mines. There are courses surrounded by land mines, artifacts, and even one that preserved old dinosaur footprints. No matter the terrain, temperature, or obstacles in the way, golf demands to played and a golf course will prevail.

    Change Your Golf Grips In 14 Easy Steps!

    October 6th, 2014
    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!

    Steps
    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!

     

    Win FREE Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    October 2nd, 2014

     

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    Fall is finally here and I’m celebrating by holding TWO giveaway contests this month! My first October Giveaway is for FREE Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons – a prize worth$300! This contest runs until October 15th and is free to enter. So hurry and enter Scratch’s October Golf Giveaway!

     

    Giveaway!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.
    • 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 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!

     

    Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    From the category leader in hybrid iron sets, Adams Golf introduces the best performing, easiest to hit hybrid iron set ever. The Idea a12 OS hybrid irons are built with ultra thin faces for a hotter ball flight, perimeter weighting for more forgiveness, and CG’s for higher launch throughout the set. This set of game improvement irons features improved transitional hybrids (patented) as well as hybrids that feature Velocity Slot Technology. Velocity Slot Technology provides substantially more forgiveness and more distance.

    For the first time in a hybrid club, the Idea a12 OS hybrid utilizes Velocity Slot Technology to produce a spring-like effect across the entire face, which improves forgiveness and increases launch angle without increasing spin; this combined with the ultra thin face produces higher ball speeds increasing distance.

    The Idea a12 OS set also includes redesigned Transitional Hybrids with a “Truss Back” design allowing more weight to be distributed to the perimeter of the club lowering the center of gravity making them optimally suited for bridging the gap between the hybrids and the deep undercut cavity-back irons of the set.

  • Set consists of: #4/5/6 Hybrids, and 7-PW/GW Irons
  • Go to Rock Bottom Golf for more information of the Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

     

    So don’t delay Rock Heads, go Put Your Name In The Hat for a chance to win FREE Adams Idea A12 OS Hybrid Irons!

    The Best & Worst Golfers on Twitter

    October 2nd, 2014

    Okay, so the golf season is over. It was a memorable year what with the bet between Rory McIlroy and his dad’s that he’d win a Major, another European Ryder Cup victory, and Billy Horschel’s FedEx Cup win and the drama that played out with him almost missing the birth of his daughter for $10 million. So now what?

    Luckily in this world of vast communication we can keep up with our favorite golfers even when we don’t see them every Sunday on television. Ever wonder what they do with their weekends when they aren’t on tour? What about around the holidays? Where do they vacation? Who says the most outlandish things? Well, I’ve done my research and will now present to you the list of golfers you should be following on Twitter and why.

    Stewart Cink has the gift of tweeting. His witty one liners fit perfectly in the necessary 140-characters. From tweeting pictures of the sandwiches he made for him and his wife to live-tweeting tournaments, Cink’s tweeting might just be better than his golf game.

    Ian Poulter may have gained some of his 1.76 million Twitter followers when he whined about Baba-Booey but he kept them for other reasons. Poulter is one confident guy. He brags and boasts and gives it back on his Twitter feed, playing the villain quite well. Plus, he’s always talking about himself, his fancy cars, and his huge house. You love to hate him.

    It’s only fair to give Rory McIlroy a shout out when it comes to his Twitter feed. The kid was born in the era of social media and he sure knows how to use it. One quick scroll down his page and you’ll see plenty of pictures, selfies, and videos… and they all come right from him. Not some public relations guy. His is in touch with all 2.16 million of his followers. You can follow him @McIlroyRory.

    Surprisingly (or maybe not!), the man himself, John Daly has quite the handle on his social media. Although he is not in the millions like some in the younger crowd, Daly’s Twitter feed is an honest roundup of his daily doings. His use of hashtags reminds me of the way my dear old grandpa might use them: so wrong, but so endearing.

    Another guy to find on Twitter is Bubba Watson. If you want to know what it’s like to live like a professional golfer, Bubba’s the guy to follow. He tweets pictures from his plane rides, selfies of him and his wife, the view from NFL games he attends and comments on his golf game all the time. Plus, he’s friends with the guys from Duck Dynasty which is just cool.

    Of course we all have our favorites and the content of each golfer’s tweet could really mean less than nothing to you. Well what about the numbers? Who do you think has the most Twitter followers?

    Not surprisingly, Tiger Woods leads the list with 4.6 million followers… and counting. He may have had his fair share of public relations disaster, but this just intrigues the sports fans more. He is pretty reserved and smart on Twitter these days. Promoting himself and his foundation. But the guy’s a legend, so of course he has the most Twitter followers, too!

    Now not everything on social media is pretty. We have seen our fair share of melt downs, too. With one click of the mouse, Ian Poulter brought the Baba Booey craze back to life and last year Lee Westwood took to Twitter to talk crap to his haters after failing to win another title. After calling out the “trolls” and “minions” he concluded his 11 tweet rant with “Not been hacked. Just honest. Bored now. Westy out!” Six hours later he also tweeted an apology to his sponsors and “true followers.” True followers or not, his rant got people talking and he now boasts 731,000 followers.

    Twitter can be a blessing or a curse, as can any social media platform. As we say goodbye to the 2014 golf season and hello to the long winter months, we can be thankful to know that our favorite golfers are still communicating to us. Whether they rant, brag, or are overly grateful, we know we can find them on our Twitter feeds.

    -Sniff

    PS: Almost forgot – don’t forget to follow Rock Bottom Golf on Twitter!

    WATCH The Best 2014 Ryder Cup Videos!

    September 29th, 2014

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    In the end, the Americans couldn’t stop the European powerhouse. On Sunday, Jamie Donaldson holed out a putt on No. 15 to beat Keegan Bradley 4-and-3 and bring Europe its third straight Ryder Cup victory. Other than newcomers, Jordan Speith and Patrick Reed, the American team was frankly disappointing. We here at the Cave still had a great time this weekend watching the Ryder Cup. Here’s Scratch’s favorite videos from the tournament!

     

    Rory and Sergio’s Comeback During The Day 1 Foursomes

    Looking back, this should have been an indication of how the Europeans were going to dominate. Rory McIlroy holed a 45 foot putt to keep the match alive and then Sergio hits a wonder shot out of the rough on the 18th.

     

     

    Patrick Reed Shushes The Crowd

    After a hostile Europe fan shouted “Did you practice your putting, Patrick?”, Reed shut him up by sinking his straight birdie to halve the hole, then turned to the pro-European crowd and gave the “shush” sign. This caused Jack Nicklaus to ask on Sky Sports, “What in the world is he doing? He’s going to incite a riot.” Reed and his I-don’t-give-a-f*** attitude were two bright spots in a lackluster American team.

     

    The Ryder Cup Winning Moment by Jamie Donaldson

    Donaldson was the hero in his first Ryder Cup appearance by clinching the cup for Europe. Jamie Donaldson: The 38-year-old capped his first Ryder Cup appearance by clinching the cup for Europe. Donaldson was 4-up on Keegan Bradley on No. 15, needing only to halve the hole to secure at least the half point Europe needed to get to 14, and he did so by sticking his approach shot from 146 yards to a foot. Bradley could do nothing but concede the match, giving Donaldson and the Europeans the win.

     

    The Hilarious And Drunk Press Conference By The European Team

    The winners started their drinking on the course and continued during their press conference and on into the night. Check out this video of Lee Westwood trying to not-so-subtly open a bottle of champagne.

    Based on this interview the morning after, Donaldson and the rest of the European team had a great timing celebrating their win.

     

     

    Scratch’s favorite highlights videos

    Want more great shots. These two videos from Golf Channel and The Telegraph respectively will give you your fill of the best of the best!

     

     

    The Tom Watson Debate

    And finally, once everyone woke up from their hangovers this morning, the bickering and speculation began. U.S. Captain Tom Watson has been under some heavy criticism for his handling of the team. Geoff Shackelford explains on Morning Drive.

     

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