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By Marian on 1/29/2013 2:15 PM


No company has boosted its stock more in 2013 than Nike Golf. A big part of the company’s image change has been the signing of the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, Rory McIlroy, as well as other PGA Tour players Nick Watney and Kyle Stanley. Yet the main new part of the NIKE arsenal might come from their new VR_S Covert driver, one of the most talked about new golf clubs for 2013. Nike says,” the crater of mass the company removed from driver’s sole moves helps move the clubs center of gravity more forward, which makes the forgiving than other drivers. The Covert’s adjustable hosel also allows golfers to adjust both face angle and loft. Many retail stores and pro shops have already started to received shipment of these new drivers.



TaylorMade-Adidas is a brand that has no plans of leaving its current No. 1 spot. While the company’s claims of increased distance are getting slightly repetitious, TaylorMade continues to improve its...
By Marian on 1/29/2013 2:12 PM
By Richard Skelly


Looking for a short get away that is close to home? Look no further than Ulster County, New York, home to twelve public and semi-private layouts, many well-know ski resorts,  and a wide array of beautiful wildlife.  And, if you’re a music fan, Ulster County is also home to the Woodstock Museum – which commemorates the legendary rock festival and the spirit behind it—and Levon Helm’s legendary “Midnight Ramble” concerts, which he hosts in his home studio in Woodstock.


The downtown areas of Woodstock, Kingston and New Paltz, all offer unique shopping areas, in the event you are travelling with non-golfers. There are lots of other non-golf-related things to do in these downtowns as well.  In winter, there are several ski trails near all the bigger towns, plus over 6,000 skiable acres at Frost Valley, in Claryville.


“What makes golf in Ulster County appealing it is affordable. At the golf course, there’s literally no waiting times at any of our dozen...
By Marian on 1/28/2013 4:38 PM

GOLF COURSE: Scotland Run GC
Player: Bob Shober
Hole #13
178 yards, Taylor Made 3 Rescue
Witnessed by: Ed Smith, Mike Schilling & Frank Schmidt

By Marian on 1/24/2013 4:01 PM
Davis Love III, the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain and winner of the 1997 PGA Championship, joined PGA of America Officials earlier today in the grand opening of the 60th Anniversary of the global golf industry's PGA Merchandise Show, January 24-26, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.

     Love and PGA of America officials were joined by members of the local PGA Junior League early this morning to strike the ceremonial first ball from the 2nd floor stage to open three jam-packed days of golf business for nearly 1,000 golf companies and brands and more than 40,000 PGA Professionals and industry executives from around the world. Additional special guests for the Opening Ceremony were PGA Professional Clark Luis of Philadelphia, Pa., who sang the national anthem and Phoenix Jazz Trio, entertained attendees in the lobby before and after the ceremony.

     "We are delighted that Davis Love and players from the PGA Junior league were able to join us to open the 60th PGA Merchandise Show," said PGA President Ted Bishop...
By Marian on 1/24/2013 3:55 PM
Tournament officials announced that when “A Shore Tradition” returns this spring to the Bay Course at Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, NJ, it will officially be called the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer. Acer, recognized globally as a leader in the mobile computing industry and a proud supporter of women’s golf, has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 2013 tournament. The ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer is scheduled Monday, May 27 through Sunday, June 2. Acer has been a proud partner of the tournament in the past, and the official computer of the event has expanded its support to become presenting sponsor. Many fans are familiar with the Acer brand via their sponsorship of the Rolex Rankings No. 1 ranked professional female golfer, Yani Tseng. Acer named her the company’s global ambassador, and Tseng can be seen in many of the company’s television advertisements, in addition to wearing logoed apparel.      The ShopRite LPGA Classic continues to attract corporate partners...
By Marian on 1/24/2013 3:51 PM

2013 Annual Education Series from the MGA/USGA including Rules Review & Seminars & Workshops and Caddy Academies

By Marian on 1/23/2013 7:29 PM

By Bill Castner, PGA Master Golf Professional


     When golf became popular in America around the turn of the century, Harry Vardon was touring the country playing exhibition matches. This tour was sponsored by A.G. Spalding and Brothers. The Spalding Company hoped that Vardon’s spectacular play and tournament success would lead to golf club and golf ball sales.

     Vardon’s tour not only created a great interest in golf but also in swing technique. Vardon displayed a steady, rhythmic, and utterly simple swing. He also incorporated the overlapping grip, which is still the most popular method of gripping a club, the “Vardon Grip”.

     At the same time, the pastime of “perfecting your golf swing” was gaining popularity. Many professional golfers began emigrated from Scotland to America to add technical proficiency to golf course development and instruction.

     During 1919, the “Picture Analysis of Golf Strokes,” by Jim Barnes was published. This was the first golf...
By Marian on 1/23/2013 7:16 PM


GOLF COURSE: Scotland Run GC
Player: Francis Driscoll, Bayonne, NJ
Hole #13
173 yards, 4 Wood
Witness: Greg Lenaz


By Marian on 1/22/2013 12:32 PM

Windy conditions made for tough competition at the International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) Florida Swing event. Held January 19-20 at Harmony Golf Preserve, the two-day, 36-hole Florida Swing featured junior golfers ages 14-19 representing 14 states and six countries. First time IJGT participants Daniel Hudson of Western Springs, Ill., and Juliana Sebastian of Columbia, S.C., captured the titles in the Boys 15-19 and Girls Division respectively. John Felitto of Mountainside, N.J., took home his second IJGT title in the Boys 14 & Under Division.


In the Boys 15-19 Division, D. Hudson remained consistent during the event firing even-par 72 during the first round and 2-under-par 70 to bring his tournament total to 2-under-par 142. He began the five shots back of first-round leader and KENTWOOL Lo-Pro Award winner, Tyler Dierwechter of Oldsmar, Fla., who carded a 3-under-par 69 in the first round.


Finishing just behind D. Hudson was a pack of...
By Marian on 1/21/2013 4:18 PM
To increase both the caliber and enjoyment of one’s golf game, it is necessary to do more than walk up to the ball and take a swing at it. By utilizing the following information, improving you’re  course awareness, you will be amazed at the improved results you will derive. The following scenarios are based upon the swing of a right-handed player. When the lie matters Up Hill Lie – Left foot is higher than the right foot.

Ball Flight Pattern – Right to left. Club Selection – Less lofted club face. Balance of the Body – Shoulders level to the hill (left shoulder higher than right), weight towards the right foot. Ball position – Closer to the left foot. Alignment – Starting target is to the right of the final destination. Club Face – Allow it to follow the contour of the land.  

When the lie matters...
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