Get in the zone with the 2020 Cobra King SpeedZone Xtreme Driver

Press releases for Cobra’s SpeedZone drivers, new for 2020, tout six different performance “zones” which they claim are based on design features of the world’s best sports cars. I’m not totally sure what that is supposed to mean, but these zones are listed as Power Zone, Strength Zone,  Light Zone, Low CG Zone, Aero Zone,Continue reading “Get in the zone with the 2020 Cobra King SpeedZone Xtreme Driver”

“The Old Man and the Green” – Father’s Day Golf Gifts for Dad’s Eternal Pursuit of Perfection

When I was a boy, my dad was always busy working. So busy that he didn’t have time for golf – had never even set foot on a course until he was well into his 70s, when he rode along in the cart with my daughter and me once. He said he really enjoyed that,Continue reading ““The Old Man and the Green” – Father’s Day Golf Gifts for Dad’s Eternal Pursuit of Perfection”

Mother’s Day golf gifts fit for the Queen of the Pandemic

We’ve been stuck inside for a while. And for the good of everyone, we should largely remain inside for some time to come. But golf is one of the few social activities that lends itself to social distancing. Stand apart at the tees, hit your tee shots, walk after them, see you at the green.Continue reading “Mother’s Day golf gifts fit for the Queen of the Pandemic”

Lynx Golf for links golf – a purr-r-r-fect pairing

Fred Couples won his only major, the 1992 Masters, playing Lynx Golf clubs. Ernie Els won the 1994 U.S. Open playing Lynx. Short story: Lynx Golf has an impressive pedigree. Longer story: Lynx Golf was bought out by Golfsmith, which turned it into an in-house component parts company. The Golfsmith went under and Lynx becameContinue reading “Lynx Golf for links golf – a purr-r-r-fect pairing”

Tax refund + quarantine = online golf shopping

Hey, I bet you didn’t see this coming, huh? I hope you and yours are staying healthy in these strange times. And I hope you’re all holding up emotionally. The thing that’s keeping me going, along with my family, is my local golf course. As part of a county forest preserve, Lake of the WoodsContinue reading “Tax refund + quarantine = online golf shopping”

Mistwood Golf Club: Romance with golf in Romeoville

“O Romeoville, Romeoville, where the hell art thou Romeoville?” That’s how I tried to identify a route to Mistwood Golf Club on my phone. Siri, however, just got confused. “Artificial intelligence,” my ass. Anyway, once I got the directions sorted, I headed north to an area I perhaps unfairly associate with over-crowded, expensive courses with a pace ofContinue reading “Mistwood Golf Club: Romance with golf in Romeoville”

Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Mahomet

East central Illinois is flat. The best sledding hill in nearby Champaign is the speed-bump in the Wal-Mart parking lot. So you can imagine what the golf courses in the Champaign-Urbana area look like. One notable exception is Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Mahomet, Ill. This municipal layout is part of the ForestContinue reading “Lake of the Woods Golf Course in Mahomet”