Panic in the pandemic: Last-minute holiday golf gift guide

Listen up duffers and duffettes – Christmas 2020 is just one week away (and Hanukkah is already over!). If you haven’t secured gifts for the golfers on your list by now, you’re going to need to hit the shot of the year. Seriously, this is the holiday equivalent of stepping onto the 18th tee dormie:Continue reading “Panic in the pandemic: Last-minute holiday golf gift guide”

Stay home, but send great golf gifts: Holiday Gift Guide 2020

If ever there was a holiday season for online shopping, it’s 2020. Most of us have been shopping online since March, but now we’ve hit the big time. This is The Show, baby! So step up to the tee and let the big dog eat! Here’s a list of my favorite golf gifts this year.Continue reading “Stay home, but send great golf gifts: Holiday Gift Guide 2020”

Find Your Way on the Golf Course: Yardages for Technophobes and Technophiles

Finding your way on the course today takes everything you’ve got. Taking a break from indecision sure would help a lot. Wouldn’t you like to know how far it is from here to there? And the carry in the air? –“Cheers” … sort of All right, all right. Enough of that. I’ve been watching WAYContinue reading “Find Your Way on the Golf Course: Yardages for Technophobes and Technophiles”

Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges deliver on all shots for all golfers

Full disclosure: I’ve always been a big fan of Cleveland Golf wedges. I have tested and reviewed a LOT of wedges over the decades, and whenever a new set of Clevelands arrive, they end up staying in my bag longer than the others. Fuller disclosure: It’s happened again. And this time, Cleveland’s new ZipCore wedgesContinue reading “Cleveland RTX ZipCore wedges deliver on all shots for all golfers”

Fyre Lake Golf Course looks to the future

Sometimes the best ideas take a while to come to fruition. Worse yet, sometimes those “can’t-miss” plans sink faster than a chunked ProV in a greenside pond. Fyre Lake Golf Course in Sherrard, Ill. (20 minutes outside Moline in the Quad Cities), is a very good idea that has flared and flickered and nearly goneContinue reading “Fyre Lake Golf Course looks to the future”

You’ve got a lot of balls, Mister! (Can we see them?)

When it comes to golfers, there’s a continuum running from those who commit to playing one brand and model of golf ball to those who put into play literally any ball they scoop out of a pond, stumble upon in the weeds, or spot in the woods. Me? Well, I’m somewhere in the middle. I’veContinue reading “You’ve got a lot of balls, Mister! (Can we see them?)”

GolfLogix delivers Tour-quality data on your home course

When Bryson DeChambeau reaches into his back pocket for a fourth look at his yardage or green book, I want to drive a ProV1 straight through my TV screen. But then again, the guy did just dominate the U.S. Open, so all that information can’t hurt. In fact, it seems to help quite a bit.Continue reading “GolfLogix delivers Tour-quality data on your home course”

TPC Deere Run in Silvis Brings Tour Dreams to Life

TPC stands for “Tournament Players Club.” The TPC network spans North America, and includes some courses in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia. Over half of them are private, many more are exclusive resort courses, and a handful have hosted PGA Tour events. TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, is the long-time venue of theContinue reading “TPC Deere Run in Silvis Brings Tour Dreams to Life”

Wilson D7 Irons set pace in “players distance” category

There are a number of iron categories: “tour,” “player,” “game improvement,” “super game improvement.” Then of course there is the distinction between “forged” and “cast” irons. Another new category has gained steam and fans over the last few years: the “players distance” iron. The target audience for this category is low double-digit handicappers, and maybeContinue reading “Wilson D7 Irons set pace in “players distance” category”

Wilson Launch Pad Irons elevate the ball and your game

Golf is a lot harder than it looks on TV. Upon hearing of my affection for the game, a friend of mine told me that he had gone to a driving range just one time. I asked him why only once. He said, “I hit a large bucket of balls. Didn’t get one in theContinue reading “Wilson Launch Pad Irons elevate the ball and your game”