Golf, Stress & A Navy Seal

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There are countless people in this country that deal with stressful situations on a daily basis. Whether it's work related (which probably makes up the majority), your significant other, family issues, your favorite team sucks whatever the case may be. It seems the more we try to avoid bringing stress into our lives the more it rears it's ugly head. As a defense mechanism, we naturally react to … [Read more...]

Dressing for Golf in the Bitter Cold

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Who Plays Golf in the Bitter Cold? I guess I do...or at least I have. That photo above proves it. That was last November and I remember it well: The course (Fenwick in Connecticut) is right on the water (Long Island Sound) and it was pretty damn cold - low 40's (4 to 6 degrees Celsius) with fairly gusty winds (which made it feel at or below freezing). You can easily spot me because I'm wearing … [Read more...]

Five Things I Hate About Golf Courses

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Since the golf season here in the northeast has probably worn down for the most part by now, it's as good a time as any to reflect on the season past.  And by reflect, I mean look back at some of the things I hate about being out on the course. #1.  When there's no MOFOBETE - On a hot summer day, how can you expect people to play an entire round of golf without a cart girl crossing their … [Read more...]

Is Golfing at Disney World Worth It?

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You've planned for months; figured out all the logistics; got the flights, hotel and transportation squared-away; and prepped the kids. You've even spent time booking fast passes for all the best rides ahead of time. Walt Disney World, here you come! Now just one thing remains in the back of your mind - should you try and play golf while you're there? I mean, you might be able to sneak-out … [Read more...]

The Quickest Trip From Tee to Green

As always, time and again one of the biggest complaints about the game of golf is the pace of play.  People are always looking for a way to speed the game up...and quite frankly, many players out on the course could certainly use a kick in the pants.  So whenever a new idea or innovation to speed up the game comes along, attention should be paid.  Even if it's just a publicity stunt.  Enter Plum … [Read more...]

The Golfer’s Belt Buckle Holds Up Your Pants; Marks Your Ball; & Fixes Your Divots

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I'm all about practical solutions - especially when those solutions tend to be rather stylish to boot. So I was pretty excited (or as excited as one can be to test out a belt buckle) when I received The Golfer's Belt Buckle in the mail. We golfers tend to carry a lot of things in our pockets: tees; extra ball; ball marker; divot repair tool; pencil and scorecard...let's face it, our pants … [Read more...]

Life After Golf?

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Recently, I was speaking with someone that said they quit golfing. I'm thinking "How do you quit golf?" The short answer, you don't. Basically, golf has a beginning, an extremely long middle and no end. It's a life long affair with some hiatus' thrown into the mix. There's a 99% chance that the person I spoke with will find themselves back on the course. After discussing his "quitting", the … [Read more...]

I Hate Golfing In The Cold Weather…Don’t I?

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I've mentioned plenty of times that I hate golfing in the cold weather.  So why do I do it to myself?  I guess it's simply because I enjoy playing.  But is it worth it?  I find myself asking that exact question throughout the round each time.  You know when your playing partner shows up and says "Who's idea was this anyway?" and it was his...it's going to be a long day. That exact scenario … [Read more...]

4 Reasons To Take Golf Lessons

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Normally it is not our thing to give tips, advice or promote some crappy game improvement gadget. In fact we have been known to poke a few light hearted jokes at that sort of stuff. That said, we do want everyone to enjoy their round of golf and speak positively about the game. Through the years of hacking up these courses, I've noticed a good 95% or more of the people I've played with could use a … [Read more...]

Why You Should Skip Work to Play Golf On Halloween

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Why should the kiddies have all the fun on Halloween? The much-beloved holiday of tricks or treats is a mere two days away, yet I bet you're planning on going into work like it's just any other day, aren't you? Not only is it All Hollows' Eve, but it's also a Friday! You deserve a skip day, don't you? I mean, who doesn't love a 3-day weekend? Let's face it, the year is winding down and you … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I Hate Watching Golf on TV

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Part of my problem with the sport of golf is simply that I find watching it on TV pretty boring.  I love to get out and play, but have no real interest in watching.  Some ask me why and my typical response is that it's, well...boring.  But I guess, when I think about it, that's not really a good enough answer.  So in fairness, I should probably get more into exactly what I don't like or, to me, … [Read more...]

Gamesmanship For Hacks

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Lets start off by defining gamesmanship. The dictionary says it is 1) the use of methods, especially in a sports contest, that are dubious or seemingly improper but not strictly illegal and 2) the technique or practice of manipulating people or events so as to gain an advantage or outwit one's opponents or competitors. As you can see it is not cheating, technically, because cheaters never win. … [Read more...]