Podcast: With Tiger Woods in absentia at Winged Foot, Phil Mickelson gains ground as U.S. Open favorite. Also, golf tips for better ball control

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Click here to listen. Watching Phil Mickelson and Kenneth Ferrie in the final pairing at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot G.C. this week inspires Barry and I to address simple golf tips for better ball control. As Tiger Woods sails into the sunset the… more »

Phil Mickelson preparing for first US Open win but not without a fight from Colin Montgomerie

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With Colin Mongomerie close to winning his first major tournament after a rough Friday, Phil Mickelson is going for his own history. Although Mickelson has already conquered the Masters twice and the PGA Championship he has yet to claim his first U.S… more »

Our USGA media credentials for Winged Foot's U.S. Open mysteriously vanish

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I thought the USGA would act differently than the LPGA regarding press credentials this week at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot but they proved me wrong. After sending Golf for Beginners literally dozens of emails regarding U.S. Open information (going s… more »

Podcast: Take the Golf Digest challenge, golf tips on improving aim and posture and Barry dodges another email "bullet"

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Click here to listen. Improve your game by taking the advice of the best golf professionals in the world! Hank Haney, Butch Harmon, Phil Mickelson and more give golf tips based upon your game. Sign up for free playing lessons at golfdigest.com/challen… more »

LPGA Futures Tour golfer Megan Heckeroth helps me with my golf game (part one)

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Megan Heckeroth is a girl after my own heart. Her hot, red Mustang convertible carts around her bag of Cleveland golf clubs. I have a 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible but can't fit my huge Burton bag (filled with Titleist clubs) into the trunk because… more »

McDonald's introduces new Asian Salad for LPGA Battle at Bulle Rock

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She never tires, she's only sixteen. This week's sectional qualifier for Michelle Wie was just a tune-up for her battle against Annika Sorenstam at this week's McDonald's LPGA Championship. Who will be under more scrutiny, Wie or Sorenstam? Will Annik… more »

Sorenstam versus Wie: the ratings tug-of-war, American Express' Women's Golf Week and golf tips on staying cool

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Click here to listen. This is the week that we've all been waiting for. Will Michelle Wie qualify for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and play golf alongside the top PGA players in the world? We also consider Sorenstam versus Wie for a Celebrity "Rati… more »

Is Michelle Wie strong enough to hoist the US Open trophy?

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June 5th is the day of truth for Michelle Wie. Either she will qualify for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and go down in history as the lone 16-year-old female to ever play in both men's and women's majors or she will simply fly to Rhode Island at the end… more »

Podcast: Golf tips for slow play and how to muzzle the "mad dog" in your group

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Click here to listen. This week's podcast is personal! Both Barry and I got a bit agitated over several less-than-nice people who played with us (and we're being kind) so we try to help our listeners by answering the question, "What do you do if y… more »

Crunch with no punch: Sorenstam misses the mark with Wheat Thins commercial

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A word to Annika Sorenstam's management team. STOP putting her in commercials with aging film and rock stars! And please try and make her look her best when she's in front of the camera. Her recent Wheat Thins commercial portrays Sorenstam as anything bu… more »

David Feherty's intoxicated side featured by Golf Online's Connell Barrett

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You may know him as a featured columnist for Golf Magazine or as an on-course reporter for CBS Sports but in Connell Barrett's shocking article you will see David Feherty as you never have before. Barrett's essay on Feherty allows readers a glimpse in… more »

Podcast: We've gone cellular, mental game tips, golf etiquette and...no Sybase Classic interviews from us thanks to the LPGA

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Click here to listen. Last week we gave some tips on the mental game. This week (as promised) we offer a cerebral tip that everyone can use. Common courtesy and decorum are not taught in most schools but if they were Barry and I probably would not… more »

LPGA denies the internet media press credentials for Sybase Classic

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Barry and I recently sent in applications for media credentials for the Sybase Classic. Since we write a golf blog for one of the oldest golf addresses on the internet as well as create a golf podcast with thousands of weekly downloads we figured that we… more »

Podcast: The Mental Game: sports psychology made easy

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Click here to listen. Perhaps the most important facet of the golf game that separates the amateur from PGA tour professionals is the pros' ability to perform under all kinds of stress. Learning how to deal with the mental aspect of the game (and I do… more »

Are Michelle Wie's PGA footsteps too big for Creamer & Pressel?

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Although Michelle Wie is not playing golf in the Michelob Ultra Open, her name is still mentioned to all of the ladies during the pre-tournament interviews. The essence of the question was would the ladies ever consider entering the men's arena like Mich… more »