Walking the Golf Course Just Got A Whole Lot Easier

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In 2000, Nissan was holding a promotion: Test drive a new Xterra and get a free hydration backpack. Back then I was a bit of a wannabe hiker (though never as much as I was a wannabe golfer) and hydration packs were new and popular. Anyway, I took the test drive (could care less about the SUV - no offense Xterra owners), received my pack a few weeks later...and I loved it. I loved the way the … [Read more...]

The Push For 9 Hole Rounds

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Many golf purists see 9 holes as an incomplete round. I kind of get their point. After all, does playing 2 quarters constitute as a basketball or football game? If we played 4.5 innings, is that a baseball game? No, but there are factors involved. If we break it down and look at this from a participatory view, we must include the elements that are important to us; the participants. When we … [Read more...]

Golf Needs A Human Touch

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Over the last 20 years or so I've noticed technology has developed at exponential rates. Yes, that is an obvious statement but often overlooked. For example, I graduated from high school 20 years ago and I can recall only one person in my graduating class that had a cell phone. Things are pretty different these days, no? And that's only 20 years ago. Interaction between people is declining and … [Read more...]

Does Golf Get Better With Age?

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They say wine gets better with age, but what about golf? I've stated many times on this blog that my game hasn't improved much since my teens. When I first started keeping my handicap about 20 years ago, it was an 18. Today I'm still an 18. Despite this though, golf, for me anyway, has gotten better. In fact, it's gotten much better. OK, I know what you're thinking; "How could it have gotten … [Read more...]

We Go Together Like Golf And…

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Some things just go together.  Peanut butter & jelly.  Bread & butter.  Burgers & fries.  Raiders fans & felonies.  You just can't have one without the other.  But if you're not a golfer, you may not realize that golf and alcohol can fit right in with those examples.  Whether it's the relaxed atmosphere of the game which makes taking a few swigs seem second nature, or your game … [Read more...]

My Wife’s First Time

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It was a beautiful August night. A light breeze, clear sky and not an ounce of humidity. We paid our greens fees and…wait…you know we're talking about my wife's first time GOLFING, right? Come on, get your head out of the gutter. This is a family-friendly site people. After the past 7 years we've been together I had no idea she never went golfing. She's been to the range before but never hacked … [Read more...]

Our Top 5 Posts of All Time

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So tomorrow we'll celebrate five years of blogging, which by blogging standards is pretty darn good! As is tradition on our birthday, we've decided to highlight our top 5 posts of all time. If you're new to our blog, this list is a great place to start enjoying our content...And if you've read our stuff before, it's time to enjoy these all over again! And what would a birthday be without a … [Read more...]

Make More Time For Golf

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One of the reasons (among many) that I don't golf as much as I'd like is simply because I don't have the time.  I don't mean the time required to play a round - I don't really care if that takes five or six hours.  I mean the time to get out to the course at all!  Between all of the commitments required in everyday life, golf has taken a backseat.  And that's been no more apparent than during this … [Read more...]

Be A Better Golfer

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All my life I was always told that practice makes perfect. If you want to be good at something you have to really work hard and put in the time. Whether it was sports, a job or whatever. There's no easy way. Or is there? Let's take golf for example. It's a hard nut to crack man! In order to get better we need to invest a lot of time and money. Who has that anymore? Regardless, we still want to … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Fix Golf

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It finally happened - the golf industry is finally starting to notice that the sport might be in trouble. It may have taken many, many course closures; mass retail layoffs; and hundreds of thousands of golfers to quit the game, but there is a buzz circulating within the industry...and that buzz can be basically boiled down to one question: How do we fix golf? First, let me tell you what's NOT … [Read more...]

Is The PGA Hiding a Bigger Problem?

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Darryl Strawberry, Derek Boogaard, Josh Hamilton, Ricky Williams, Dwight Gooden, Steve Howe, Roy Tarpley, Len Bias.  All have something in common - drugs affected their careers.  And one, due to drugs, never got his career started.  Notice how on this list, and among the most famous of all of the athletes with drug problems, there are no golfers.  Are we somehow supposed to believe that, other … [Read more...]

The Current State of Golf Suggests Now’s the Time for Deals!

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Looking at some recent research results by NGF (National Golf Foundation) and paying attention to sports media or media in general, there has been a downward trend in golf participation as well as media coverage. I'm pretty sure anyone involved in or a fan of golf has probably noticed (especially with our own most recent posts, including the Dick's layoffs and pondering if golf is a dying sport in … [Read more...]