Archives for: September 2010

Why the Americans/Europeans will win the Ryder Cup Matches

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hey have more experience with the golf course, the Celtic Manor Twenty Ten. Graeme McDowell won the 2010 Celtic Manor Wales Open, Luke Donald finished 3rd, Miguel Angel Jimenez finished 8th, and Martin Kaymer 12th. The event was staged the same weekend as The Memorial on the PGA Tour, and no American team members competed at Celtic Manor. more »

The golf swing is starting to make a little more sense with ZenoLink

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As long as I've played the game of golf, I've had a severely strong left-hand grip and a pretty significant knee slide on the follow-through. I've known this going on twenty years now, and have hated it. My swing has led to some lower back pains and… more »

Furyk and the American Ryder Cup team red hot at FedEx Cup, but Euros well rested

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In 2008, it was Jim Furyk's singles match versus Miguel Angel Jimenez that clinched the Ryder Cup for the Americans. If that doesn't give Furyk some added confidence heading into Wales this week, his win at the Tour Championship over European team me… more »

Will you be the idiot that ruins the PGA Tour's spectator cell phone allowance at the Open?

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I was recently sent a press release from the Open with announcement that they will become a test tournament for the PGA Tour's allowance of mobile devices from spectators. Part of the PGA Tour's fall series, the event will be staged October 11-1… more »

Boost your frequent-flier I.Q. before holiday air travel season

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I've been flying quite a bit this past year, and have paid special attention to the many ways you can earn and use frequent-flier miles and avoid bag fees. This week, we posted a column on about how to get the most out of your frequent-flier miles, and hopefully try and avoid bag fees and high rental club costs - an inevitable evil these days for golf travelers. more »

If Loch Lomond Golf Club can't make it, what chance does your local private club have?

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I've been reading a few articles on the uncertain future of Scotland's Loch Lomond Golf Club. It's the host of the Barclays Scottish Open on the European Tour and a regular pick for the British Isles' best non-links course, and the financial troubles it'… more »

American Golf Census: Have you been counted?

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Not unlike the United States census, it took me numerous emails to finally bite the bullet and register in the American Golf Census, conducted by the National Golf Foundation. It took me about 30 seconds to fill out the form at the website, AmericanG… more »

A golf course rankings alternative from the Big Mags: Western Golf Alliance's "Where You Can Rip It" list

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While fishing around the west coast side of the internet this afternoon, I stumbled across a lesser-known golf course rankings system. It's the "Where you can Rip It" rankings of the Western Golf Alliance. I'm always curious to look at golf course ranki… more »

Play three rounds of golf, get two on the house in Myrtle Beach this fall

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School is back in session just about everywhere in America now, which means Myrtle Beach slants from a family beach destination back towards golf once again. The fall also means that accommodation rates generally go down because demand drops when sch… more »

Corey Pavin gets his Captain's picks half right for the Ryder Cup in Wales

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I can't say I'm wild about two of Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin's picks this morning. Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson were obvious picks with a lot going for them, but I can't say the same about the other two picks. Stewart Cink brings some Ryder Cup ex… more »

Lackluster British Open doesn't slow down St. Andrews popularity for 2011

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Off the heals of the lowest TV-rated final round in history and raised green fees by the St. Andrews Links Trust for 2011, it appears golfers all over the world are still putting the Old Course at the top of their golf travel list for 2011. The Links… more »