The Dilemma of The Masters

Augusta National is known for both it's beauty and discrimination.

For the past few days, people that don't even play golf - that don't even know how to hold a club - are coming up to me and saying things like, "Hey, it's Masters week...aren't you excited?" This is proof The Masters has transcended sports - it's the closest thing golf has to the Super Bowl or Final Four, where even non-sports fans are vaguely aware of its existence. But as the saying goes: … [Read more...]

5 Reasons They Think Golf is Stupid

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Without question, there are those in this world who cannot see the point of golf. The thought of chasing a little white ball around hundreds of acres of land is the most ridiculous thing they've ever heard. And from their completely superficial viewpoint, you can (sort of) understand where they're coming from. To the outsider, some things about this game are, well...stupid. Here are five of … [Read more...]

I Golf On Days That End In “Y”

Life is a game, but golf is serious...cute.

Wait. Monday. Tuesday. Wednes...oh, I get it! A real knee slapper. Isn't that cute? Don't you just love all of those quips and what-not slapped across cheaply fabricated crap made in some country that thinks child labor laws have to do with giving birth? The funny thing is the only place I ever see this stuff is on business schwag giveaways or "strategically" displayed at that older person's … [Read more...]

Signs of Golf

Golf Hole From Hell

Let's face it, the people who run golf courses don't trust us.  I'm not saying they're not justified in their distrust, I'm simply stating a fact. If you want proof, all you have to do is read some of the signs you come across on the course. I myself have seen countless signs on tee-boxes, by greens and of course, plastered all around the clubhouse and proshop. Below are a few signs that I just … [Read more...]

Golfing…Nude?

Fore...I mean TWO!

Every once in a while I like to search the web for interesting or weird golf related stories. It never ceases to amaze me what I'll actually stumble across. Just when I think I have heard it all, another story surfaces that leaves me shaking my head in disbelief. It's not like we associate excitement with golf…or should we? So, this is for all of you hacks out there that are bored with your … [Read more...]

The Re-education of Stinky Golfer Greg

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I've been at this blog thing for more than 5 years now and in that time, my opinions and beliefs towards golf have changed somewhat. I didn't always want to change my opinion on things (and was very reluctant in some instances) but overtime, I did indeed change. Now don't get me wrong, my overall ethos has remained relatively intact: That golf should be about having fun. But what's changed is … [Read more...]

Superstars & Models…Just What Golf Needs

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In a recent interview with Rory McIlroy, the question of whether or not he's ready to be golf's newest superstar was presented. Without skipping a beat, Mr. McIlroy said yes. Now, here's the part where I'm kind of on the fence about. He also said he would be wasting his time if he didn't and there was some other stuff in there about this is his destiny blah blah blah. But I'm having a hard time … [Read more...]

Golf in the Future: What will it be Like?

The Future of golf

The game of golf is in a period of transition - that much we are sure of. Reports show participation is down, courses are struggling (if not closing their doors altogether) and retail sales are lagging. While some golf authorities are remaining calm, attributing the current climate to market correction after years of industry overgrowth, many others believe it will take significant change to … [Read more...]

This is What Golf is All About

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For the past couple weeks, we've told you about four golf fans who got a chance to go behind-the-scenes at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, which ended on Sunday (see our previous posts HERE). In general, this "Fans-Eye-View" promotion was part of helping AT&T celebrate its 30th year sponsoring the tournament. But it went well-beyond that - engaging not just the four fans chosen, but many … [Read more...]

Champagne Golf On A Domestic Draft Beer Budget

No Money, No Problems...

When it comes to shelling out our hard earned money to play a round of golf it can sometimes feel like a hadouken right to the kiwis. No clue what hadouken is? Well, if you remember the video game Street Fighter, it's that annoying sound you constantly heard when one of the characters (Ryu) would do a special move and knock the other guy on his ass. Anyway, after one too many of these expensive … [Read more...]

4 Golfers Prove There’s More to the Game than Just Your Score

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Last week we told you about four fans that AT&T has selected to get a behind-the-scenes look at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am (see HERE). But these aren't just average golfers - in fact, they all have a backstory that is perhaps more intriguing than the Pro-Am itself. I love stories such as these - they highlight what our mantra has been here at GolfStinks for years: That … [Read more...]

Paralysis Of Analysis

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By definition this means over-analyzing or over-thinking a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. In an effort to seek the perfect answer or solution to something, we fear making any decision that could lead to failure. In a recent Golf Channel story, they discussed Tiger Woods’ mission to perfect his swing as the reason of his downfall. After … [Read more...]