3 Reasons Recreational Golfers Need Their Own Rulebook

Believe it or not, the USGA doesn't govern all of golf. And it certainly doesn't preside over recreational golfers like you and I. The USGA, along with its rulebook, does have a place in golf. But the idea it's the supreme ruler of all things golf is a rather widespread misconception (this goes for the R&A as well). That being said, I outline below why … [Read more...]

Bringing The Rukket Back To The Hood.

A couple months back we took a look at Rukket Sports' Chipping Net & Range Marker Target. This time around I got to break out the big dog and smash it into their Rukket Haack Golf Net. We can thank Rukket Sports and college golf coach Chris Haack for spawning this wonderful creation. A portable, lightweight, very well made (wouldn't expect anything … [Read more...]

Five Ways To Have More Fun On The Golf Course

As a golfer, I know how the game can look to a non-golfer: Boring.  I've heard it time and again from my non-golfing friends.  They wonder how I can chase a little ball around the course all day.  Of course, they're just watching the game on TV.  Hey, I'm bored by that also.  I don't watch golf on TV either.  I'd rather just go out and play myself.  But what … [Read more...]

Would you Play a 12-Hole Golf Course?

A 12-hole golf course? Yep, they do indeed exist. And more might be on the way. Jack Nicklaus originally proposed 12-hole courses back in 2007, but he was largely ignored. He brought it up again in 2011 as a way to save golf, which he pointed-out was struggling to engage the younger generation. This time, he wasn't ignored, but rather criticized. You … [Read more...]

A Belt Brings It All Together

From fashion to athletics something as simple as a belt can spark the competitive spirit. In the eyes of a boxer, a belt defines their career and potentially seats them in the annals of sports history. In the fashion sense, a belt can make or break your ensemble. With that in mind, the reality is that you just have to go for it. That's the key. Going for … [Read more...]

Help The Game Of Golf; Spend Your Birthday On The Course

Many times we've talked about some gift ideas for golfers, but we usually reserve that for around the holidays.  Every once in a while though, we'll throw in a mention of golf birthday gifts or courses that have used a free round of golf on your birthday as a promotion.  We've recommended clubs, balls, equipment and clothing.  But it's funny...we very rarely … [Read more...]

To Hell with the Rulebook: We Test Polara Golf Equipment

You're a weekend golfer. Of course you want to play better, but you don't have the time or money to invest in all the lessons and practice necessary. After all, you have a life; commitments; and family that take precedence over your "hobby." You're not looking to be a pro, but wouldn't hitting a few more fairways and greens in regulation boost your … [Read more...]

Book Review: You! A Golf Guru!

As usual, the books we read here at GolfStinks are not intended to fix your grip, swing or putting stroke. Rather than tell you about the latest gimmick or trick to lower your handicap, we are hell-bent on helping you have more fun playing golf...regardless of how you score. One such publication is; "You! A Golf Guru!" - a book that was recently written … [Read more...]

Golf…Under The Tuscan Sun

Now that summer is here we can focus on the important stuff - golf and vacation! Whether it's a trip to the shore for a couple days or to the other side of the world, the good news is that there's probably a  course  not that far away. As golf has developed and grown in popularity you would surprised as to where you would find a golf course. A few months … [Read more...]

Live Your Vicarious (Golf) Life Through This Guy…

Back when most of us men were just little boys, when asked what we wanted to be when we grew up, we had generally pretty similar answers.  But no matter what our first choice was, at some point the professional athlete was mixed in there, probably just before or after fireman.  We wanted to be football players and baseball players.  We watched our sports … [Read more...]

What Makes a Good 19th Hole?

I've played hundreds of different golf courses over the years. Some of them nice, others not so much. Some of them famous, others just local munis. And yet despite the vast differences in layout and scenery (or lack thereof), these courses all have the ability to cheer you up after a poor round; provide the backdrop for you to celebrate an ace; or just … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Backyard Practice Range

How cool is it to be able to work on your short game at home? Whether you are an avid golfer, weekend hack or an I-play-once-a-year-at-a-tournament-to-get-drunk participant, we got something for you. Part of enjoying the game is playing it and having a decent round, right? And how do you go about shooting a decent round...practice! So, the kind people at … [Read more...]