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?

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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

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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...]

The Real Story at the 2015 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

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Normally, we here at GolfStinks don’t write about where the tour is playing in a particular week, but the celebrity pro-am is a bit different. After all, if Bill Murray is cracking jokes on his way down the fairway, it’s probably one of the more fun events in golf. But this year’s tournament is a bit unique: It marks the 30th year that AT&T is sponsoring the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and as … [Read more...]

Sports Gambling Season…Wanna Bet?

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As the Patriots walk away with their 4th Super Bowl Championship and the NFL wraps up another season, this also means the end of "sports gambling season" is drawing near. Sports gambling season? Yep, you heard right. With college and pro football out of the way, we have March Madness in a few weeks and then the NBA finals. After that, sports gambling season will go into hibernation until next … [Read more...]

The World of Golf Collectibles

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I'm pretty sure the words golf and memorabilia are something primarily spoken by a few super dedicated golf collectors and pro tour fanatics. As far back as I remember, I can't recall at any point going out of my way to get an Arnold Palmer rookie card. In all due respect, I'm pretty sure it didn't exist but, you get the point. I wonder what a Tiger rookie goes for these days? But up until … [Read more...]

Dummies For Golf

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Last week I was at a friends house.  On our way out, I notice a pile of books.  Right on top is a copy of Golf For Dummies.  I know my friend doesn't golf, but the roommate does.  So I jokingly announce they should stop reading that book, to which "Why?" is the reply.  I said, "if he's reading that book, then he must stink at golf.  And the sooner he comes to grips with the fact that he, along … [Read more...]

POLL: Are Tee-Time Sites Killing Golf Courses?

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I have one golf buddy who won't play unless he gets a deal on his greens fees via a service like GolfNow. According to him, you're crazy to pay full price when there are third-party websites out there virtually giving away open tee-time slots. And he's not alone. Many golfers these days are drawn to services like GolfNow in an effort to save money. In fact, GolfNow has gotten so big (it's now … [Read more...]