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

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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 recommend simply a round of golf … [Read more...]

To Hell with the Rulebook: We Test Polara Golf Equipment

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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 enjoyment out on the course? Well, we kind of … [Read more...]

Book Review: You! A Golf Guru!

You! A Golf Guru! by Philip Rennett / 2015

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 by Phil Rennett in the UK. Mr. Rennett … [Read more...]

Golf…Under The Tuscan Sun

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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 ago I had the opportunity to travel to … [Read more...]

Live Your Vicarious (Golf) Life Through This Guy…

Is this the next Senior Tour star? (photo by Pete Sheffield / CC BY 2.0)

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 heroes on TV, and we wanted to be just like … [Read more...]

What Makes a Good 19th Hole?

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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 continue the camaraderie indoors after your … [Read more...]

Our Favorite Backyard Practice Range

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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 Rukket Sports were gracious enough to … [Read more...]

OrthoLite Fusion Insoles; Golf Never Felt So Good!

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As you know, GolfStinks.com is not about giving golf tips or lessons. That would be like taking financial advice from Willie Nelson or MC Hammer. Nor do we sell or promote those golf improvement aids "guaranteed" to lower your score or add distance to your drives. However, we are about providing us hacks with a reliable source for anything golf related that is relevant and free of the b.s. That … [Read more...]

Being Overrated Is Overrated

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So your peers think you're overrated.  Does that matter?  What does it even mean?  And what do you care anyway?  Well everyone has seen by now, in an anonymous poll by Sports Illustrated, pro golfers voted Ricky Fowler and Ian Poulter the most overrated players on the tour. This makes me curious.  What do you think Fowler and Poulter think of this?  Do you think it upsets them?  Do you think it … [Read more...]

3 Reasons You Stink at Golf

3 reasons you stink at golf

Let's face it, you stink at golf. Most golfers accept this - especially those who can't break 100. But even if you come close to par once in a while, you still kinda stink. I mean sure, a 10 handicap is a much better player than a 20 handicap, but in the bigger scheme of things, that's kind of like splitting hairs, don't you think? Whether you're a 10 handicap, a 15, a 20 or even a 5 - the … [Read more...]

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...]