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In response to: Amelia Island Plantation covers all bases of true golf destination

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PermalinkPermalink 10/10/10 @ 15:29

In response to: Can expectations possibly be too high for Tiger Woods’ return to golf?

Golf Buddy [Visitor]
Now that Tiger's divorce has been settled perhaps he can put the past behind him and get back to winning Majors.
PermalinkPermalink 08/25/10 @ 01:44

In response to: Nike improves its golf game with new STR8-FIT driver

Joe Myler [Visitor]
Hi Tom,

I tried the Taylor Made R9 at a demo day and was fitted by the rep with reg-flex, 9.5 and 2 deg closed. I was getting a powerful drive and not losing the ball right (my normal fault).

I was using a Cleveland XLS reg flex, 10.5, 2 degrees open and was struggling with it. He explained that when the face is closed it actually adds loft which was the opposite of what I thought. I think I was keeping the face open on my Cleveland driver to compensate for the low ball and hence losing it right.

As I did not have the $$$'s to get the new R9 I have gone back to my old Cleveland Launcher while I wait for a drop in price before getting the R9.

Just another reason to go to a club fitter for your clubs.

Joe
PermalinkPermalink 11/22/09 @ 18:35

In response to: PGA Show: SkyCaddie SG5 is top dog in GPS device wars

Joe Myler [Visitor]
Hi Tom,

Are you planning on attending the golf show in Jan? Any early word from manufacturers on new products?

Joe
PermalinkPermalink 11/22/09 @ 18:22

In response to: Fore! Tiger Woods plays through PGA Tour return with C-plus game

nick [Visitor]
Knee problems are indeed serious issues. Perhaps Tiger Woods underestimated the problem.
PermalinkPermalink 11/16/09 @ 19:57

In response to: Major issues: Tiger Woods will have 'em, Phil Mickelson won't in 2009

JT [Visitor]
Ha ha. As we head into the PGA woods doesn't have a major and is unlikely to win the PGA either. Why does he always start slow at the majors? All the comments here are way of the mark and Tom's being proved right!
PermalinkPermalink 08/12/09 @ 21:44

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

A M [Visitor]
I hit the R9 this weekend. Kelled it, but I am a Nike guy thru and thru. Nice feel on the R9 regardless.
PermalinkPermalink 07/15/09 @ 03:00

In response to: Travelers, check this: Baggage, butterflies and Callaway Gardens golf

Paul [Visitor]
We have similar problems this side of the pond with carriers charging for baggage. Up to a couple years ago you could put your golf bag in the hold at no extra cost. Now most UK carriers charge up to 20 pounds each way plus a further cost to put a suitcase in the hold. On the last golf trip I had to Spain back in June the final cost of the return airfare was in effect double the price if I only turned up with a small bag that could go onboard with me in the cabin. May be looking to hire clubs at the resort in future.
PermalinkPermalink 07/14/09 @ 04:02

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

Tom-Ivar Kjolberg [Visitor]
If you loosen the shaft from the clubhead and turn it around, what happens to the markings on the grip? Will they counter rotate to be "in the right place"? Just wondering because I like to be able to look at the markings to give me a general idea of holding it correct..
PermalinkPermalink 07/13/09 @ 05:39

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

DAVE HAMRIC [Visitor]
IS IT LEGAL TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE R9 DURING A ROUND?
PermalinkPermalink 05/25/09 @ 23:28

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

Paul [Visitor]
I have had my R7 Quad for a couple of years now and think it is an awesome driver. The new FCT technology goes one step further in the conquest for a fully adjustable driver. I have read a few reviews on the new R9 and they have been very positive. Looking forward to my local range getting a demo driver so that I can give it a thorough testing.
PermalinkPermalink 05/15/09 @ 13:28

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

Bruce Upchurch [Visitor]
Got my new R-9tp 4 days ago, On my 2nd round the head failed, (Cracked head) I play only Taylor made products Very disapointed with the quality. They said 3-4 weeks to get it replaced. Hope next one last longer.
PermalinkPermalink 05/13/09 @ 22:06

In response to: PGA Show: SkyCaddie SG5 is top dog in GPS device wars

Paul [Visitor]
I purchased a skycaddie sg5 last month and it is definitely a shot saver as well as reducing the time it takes to select the right club for shot yardage. The major problem that we have here in England is getting Golf Club Committees to introduce a Local Rule allowing measuring devices to be used in club competitions.
PermalinkPermalink 04/22/09 @ 05:22

In response to: PGA Show: Callaway, Cleveland top this golf hotlist for 2009 irons

Dan [Visitor]
Nice review Tom. I agree both of these companies provide a lot of value with these two irons. And, the Rifle Project X shaft could be the tiebreaker... nice shaft.

BTW, where did Taylormade finish:)


PermalinkPermalink 03/30/09 @ 21:04

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

Meraj Shah [Visitor]
The R9 has the Fujikura Motore 65 gram graphite shaft, while the R9 TP comes with the stiffer (2X) Fujikura Motore F1 65 gram shaft. I've got to say though that my G 10 still works better for me. Its too tempting to try diferent 'fits' to compensate for swing errors. Also not to forget that according to the Rules, you can't fiddle with the configuration when you're in the middle of a round.
PermalinkPermalink 03/26/09 @ 06:06

In response to: PGA Show: Entrepreneurial golf spirit alive with Cleatskins

Putting Greens Guide [Visitor]
The fact that it could cut down on damage to carpets and floors will make it an attractive proposition for golfers and non-golfers (gift-buyers) alike.
PermalinkPermalink 03/26/09 @ 05:54

In response to: Travelers, check this: Baggage, butterflies and Callaway Gardens golf

Kastuwiharja [Visitor]
Perfect analogy! You got your way & they got theirs. Salt in the sea and lime on the land meet each other in the same chicken soup - in the right 'dosage'. I think they have their own 'dosage' that - I hope - better than 'because they can'.
PermalinkPermalink 03/21/09 @ 01:50

In response to: PGA Show: Entrepreneurial golf spirit alive with Cleatskins

Ottawa Golf Blog [Visitor]
Did a review of the Golfskins on my blog, nice product for golfing.
PermalinkPermalink 03/20/09 @ 05:15

In response to: Nike improves its golf game with new STR8-FIT driver

Dan [Visitor]
Great review!

The STR8-FIT adjustable tip sounds very exciting to me, I'll have to try it out.

Thanks.
PermalinkPermalink 03/12/09 @ 12:09

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

Barry Griffin [Visitor]
R-9 or R-9 TP what is difference ?
PermalinkPermalink 03/11/09 @ 21:51

In response to: Checking out the new TaylorMade R9 Driver

Dan [Visitor]
I got a chance to run across the R9 this past weekend, I did not get a chance to hit it, but it's a great looking driver at a address.

I'm a Taylormade fan (loved the R5) so looking forward to testing this out soon.

Great review!
PermalinkPermalink 03/09/09 @ 12:19

In response to: Rosen Shingle Creek resort salutes military members with special Orlando golf rates

This propmotion to benefit our service members is fantastic! I love to see this kind of support to show how appreciated these folks and the work they do is! Way to go Rosen Shingle Creek!
PermalinkPermalink 02/25/09 @ 11:35

In response to: Tiger Woods v. Phil Mickelson: Caddie Steve Williams takes golf rivalry to next level

John [Visitor]
Steve is an idiot. If Tiger has any integrity
he should fire Steve out of hand for this. Any other course of action shows some form of tacit approval of this grotesque behavior in contradiction to Tigers mostly deserved gentlemanly image. What would Eldridge Senior do???
PermalinkPermalink 02/23/09 @ 02:16

In response to: Golf can wait, trip from Callaway Gardens to FDR's Little White House can't

Chris Asbell [Visitor]
Did you make it to the Roosevelt Memorial Golf Course? It is a nine hole course laid out by none other than Donald Ross in 1926. It is a neat little nine holer that is virtually untouched since it was laid out. Less than $25 to play 18 holes I think.
PermalinkPermalink 02/13/09 @ 09:14

In response to: Travelers, check this: Baggage, butterflies and Callaway Gardens golf

jack rosol [Visitor]
You are wrong about why they charge for baggage. Correct answer is 'because they can.' Remember the story about why a dog licks himself - because he can!!! When you present a question that starts with "why do they' - at lease 90% of the time the correct answer is 'because they can'.
PermalinkPermalink 02/11/09 @ 14:21

In response to: Travel trend: Golf destinations and resorts open wallets to renovations

It's not just the travel business who expect a turnaround, I imagine there are many frustrated golfers who would love a "turnaround" in their game.
PermalinkPermalink 02/09/09 @ 04:00

In response to: PGA Show: G24 wants you to Go Green with solar golf bags

golf gloves [Visitor]
Wow! A solar golf bag. Now thats an innovative invention. It seems this is a multi-purpose bag. I will surely buy it.
PermalinkPermalink 02/04/09 @ 08:14

In response to: PGA Show: Has Titleist improved on Pro V1 golf ball perfection?

Eric [Visitor]
They are tinkering with the ball of choice due to the fact that there was a lawsuit filled by Callaway for Patent Infringement.

Also, they usually release a new ball/design after 2-3 years of production.
PermalinkPermalink 02/02/09 @ 11:32

In response to: Until Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are on ballot, World Golf Hall of Fame votes are tough to figure

Tom Spousta [Visitor]
Four majors are a tough criteria, ronmon. I usually go with two majors and -- like Marjorie Taylor says -- a minimum of 10 victories, although I tend to lean toward 15 or 20, depending on the rest of the player's resume. Forget Wikipedia ... for the PGA Tour ballot, tour wins are what matter most. And Marjorie, team golf doesn't register much with me. That's almost like going off the money list and trying to compare eras. Thanks for your comments folks ...
PermalinkPermalink 01/26/09 @ 15:42

In response to: Until Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are on ballot, World Golf Hall of Fame votes are tough to figure

Marjorie Taylor [Visitor]
No player with less than 10 US PGA Tour wins and this should include two (2 majors) should gain induction into the Golf Hall of Fame. If
Couples gets inducted then so should Mark O'Mearna who has 16 USPGA Tour wins including two majors. He has also played on several Ryder Cup teams and has won several Euro/Int'l events.
PermalinkPermalink 01/20/09 @ 18:36

In response to: Lymphoma Association's eBay charity auction includes Dubai pro am spot with Sergio Garcia

Mr Wholesale Dropship [Visitor]
And the folks at the Lymphoma Association have a roster of items that appear guaranteed to open some pocketbooks for helping anyone affected by lymphatic cancer.
PermalinkPermalink 01/17/09 @ 06:55

In response to: Catching Tiger Woods: Arnold Palmer says foes better ramp it up for his return

M. Taylor [Visitor]
Many media constantly compare money list during Jack's and Arnie's days - but this is all relative - including salaries in the general population and cost for goods and services. However, the fact is that Arnie is still reaping the benefits of being a top player/legend through endorsements and sponsorships at today's $$$$ value. So whatever the era, top players get compensated handsomely.
PermalinkPermalink 01/15/09 @ 11:42

In response to: Catching Tiger Woods: Arnold Palmer says foes better ramp it up for his return

The Armchair Golfer [Visitor]
Arnold sure did win a lot of golf tournaments in a pretty short period of time. And then it just stopped. He came close at the U.S. Open that same year ('73), but Miller posted that 63 in the final round at Oakmont.
PermalinkPermalink 01/12/09 @ 21:59

In response to: Custom cart available for disabled golfers at Mangrove Bay and Cypress Links in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Custom Closets [Visitor]
Hi,

UroClub is a great club. It provides so many services to the people. I like this so much.

Thank you
Nancy.
PermalinkPermalink 01/12/09 @ 01:35

In response to: Major issues: Tiger Woods will have 'em, Phil Mickelson won't in 2009

Brooklyn [Visitor]
should read..."anyone can be a natl golf corresp"
PermalinkPermalink 01/04/09 @ 08:35

In response to: Major issues: Tiger Woods will have 'em, Phil Mickelson won't in 2009

Brooklyn [Visitor]
You still haven't figured it out after all these years and the evidence in plain view? Woods strenghth and biggest asset is the space btwn his ears vs Mickelson, et al. He overcame a torn ACL and stress fractures through strenghth of mind to win the US Open and you offer "rust" as the inhibitor to winning a major? And Mickelson who gave us that brilliant no driver strategy on the longest major venue in history is an odds on favorite to win one. The only thing you've proven...can be a natl golf correspondent!
PermalinkPermalink 01/04/09 @ 08:34

In response to: Major issues: Tiger Woods will have 'em, Phil Mickelson won't in 2009

Brandon [Visitor]
I think Mickelson is damaged goods and won't win a major for the rest of his career.

Look out for a breakout year from Rory McIlroy, too.
PermalinkPermalink 01/02/09 @ 15:45

In response to: Major issues: Tiger Woods will have 'em, Phil Mickelson won't in 2009

Joko [Visitor]
Woods won't win a major but Phat Phil will? Hahahaha. Obviously crack has replaced cheap whiskey as the intoxicant of choice for hack sports writers.
PermalinkPermalink 01/02/09 @ 15:13

In response to: Major issues: Tiger Woods will have 'em, Phil Mickelson won't in 2009

fianchetto [Visitor]
People never learn. Sports is a mind game. TW was investing for his future while playing and winning at TP in his condition. Not to mention all the years he has been playing with a semi-bum knee. It is about belief and determination, and harnessing skill and thoroughly enjoying beating the odds. Unlike Ernie who was in decline pre-injury and was scarred by 2004 though writers tend to attribute decline to injury. Besides he has had mini-layoffs and always seems to figure out a way of hitting the ground running bar Winged Foot. Even after Winged Foot, it took one more round at Western Cog Hill. So it is crazy that you think that he will have 6 months rust.

He will be in better condition than he has been.
At Augusta, he has been close the last 3 years T3,T2,2. In his career the longest gap between winning Augusta has been 4 years and for the last 4 years the most consistent performer. And he has time to focus on putting.

TW will win Augusta and Bethpage. I expect TW to win majors every year until 2012.

SG- I think will win Turnberry and I expect become another 3 major winner

PM- there is this myth that he is entitled to win US Open. He is a great player but like Adam Scott he has was scarred last year by the pairing with one legged TW, let alone winged foot. I have always believed he will get his tally to 5 through his career as will Padraig. I think Padraig has the momentum and would run down Phil in a back nine
PermalinkPermalink 01/01/09 @ 06:52

In response to: Tiger Woods v. Phil Mickelson: Caddie Steve Williams takes golf rivalry to next level

Brooklyn [Visitor]
Thank you Dana for amplifying my point! That's your opnion of Williams; you're entitled to it. Just as he's entitled to his opinion of Mickelson.
PermalinkPermalink 12/24/08 @ 10:33

In response to: Tiger Woods v. Phil Mickelson: Caddie Steve Williams takes golf rivalry to next level

Dana [Visitor]
Steve Williams is a !@#$%. He needs to get off the high horse he is riding and be grateful that he has the best job in the world. He should be kissing Tiger's feet and keep his mouth SHUT !!!!
PermalinkPermalink 12/20/08 @ 12:10

In response to: Tiger Woods v. Phil Mickelson: Caddie Steve Williams takes golf rivalry to next level

Brooklyn [Visitor]
This saga reminds me of a line from a Jack Nicholson movie: "You can't handle the truth!" There's a whole media apparatus devoted to getting the story directly from athlete interviews. Personally, I don't bother to listen because we really don't want their honest assessment/the truth, we want PC. In many instances, when they offer it, they get roasted. Vijay is a perfect example--the Annika brouha. He was honest, got smoked by the media. He was asked a similar question about Wie later and you knew he lied to keep the peace.
So now Williams gave an honest opinion/response and some want him fired. The msg, be honest, lose your job?
PermalinkPermalink 12/20/08 @ 10:14

In response to: Tiger Woods v. Phil Mickelson: Caddie Steve Williams takes golf rivalry to next level

Shanks [Visitor]
What everyone seems to be missing about this whole thing is that Tiger Woods just CANNOT have anyone he's associated with calling popular people bad names in public. He's got a lot of worldwide ventures going on, both commercial and philanthropic. How would it be if the children in his learning facilities thought Tiger was okay with that sort of thing? How about those deep pockets that have contracted with him for course design, or future prospective clients?

I guarantee that no matter how he feels about Mickelson, he is a little upset with Williams for doing this. And I further guarantee that he straightened him out about it.
PermalinkPermalink 12/19/08 @ 15:10

In response to: Tiger Woods v. Phil Mickelson: Caddie Steve Williams takes golf rivalry to next level

Brooklyn [Visitor]
I agree with most of your argument...these guys/camps don't like each other. And, Woods and Williams are likely having a great laugh over this. They are, afterall, best of friends as well as employer/employee. I'm sure they share the same sentiment about PM--close friends usually do, that's why they're close.

But since we're the PC capital of the world where it's ok to think it, you just can't say it publicly, there's the rub.

Where you're wrong--Williams ain't coming off that bag. And the comparison to Fluff--ridiculous. Cowans was making commercials, mouthing off about how much he got payed, doing media interview. You think that's far less than call PM a 'prick'...
PermalinkPermalink 12/18/08 @ 11:13

In response to: Pine Needles seeks another U.S. Women's Open

Shanks [Visitor]
I've had the pleasure of playing Donald Ross' wonderful Pine Needles. Kind of like a smaller version of Pinehurst No.2. And the lodge pub might be the best I've ever been in. A golf junkie friend of mine prefers the Mid Pines course right across the street.
PermalinkPermalink 12/15/08 @ 12:09

In response to: Pine Needles seeks another U.S. Women's Open

Brandon Tucker [Visitor]
I attended the 07 Open at Pine Needles. It's run very well and I really like the golf course, but the weather in the middle of summer in N.C. doesn't always cooperate. Lots of late afternoon rain. They barely finished the tourney on Sunday.
PermalinkPermalink 12/15/08 @ 10:29

In response to: Memo to golf and new media: Carpe Diem!

This is not the only case. We heard about Ed Sherman, who used to write a delightful blog, bunker mentality but had to part ways with the Chicago Tribune. Then there was the news of Lewine Mair, who worked with the Telegraph for over 20 years, and poof, in 20 minutes that association came to an end. In fact, an article by Alistair Tait points out how no one is really safe in this day and age.

I think the most pertinent point made there is about the travel agent and how in this day and age we are relying more on the concept of ‘citizen journalism’. But it is a difficult thought to fathom. I really cannot imagine the day when there would be no newspapers. For years together we have heard of newspapers coming under threat because of the new media but for some reason there was always a reassuring feeling that calmed us down. But if newspapers like the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times paint a gloomy picture then it would be fair to say we are in deep trouble! I guess in a way, bloggers like us are also part of the blame. People get ready made content so easily off the bat that the newspaper does become a little outdated in that respect.

Play Well

Andy Brown
GolfSwingSecretsRevealed.com/blog
PermalinkPermalink 12/11/08 @ 16:35

In response to: Going solo at Pinehurst nets a great golf game

BugsyinNC [Visitor]
I became a member at Pinehurst in July 07 and with the exception of my Saturday foursome, rarely get a tee time. Instead, I show up at the starters shack and take whatever opening is available. After about 200 rounds here, I can honestly say that I have only been paired with two people that I would prefer not to play golf with again. I have met the most interesting folks here (both members and resort guests)and value the experience of meeting them and hearing their stories as much as I value the golf. This is probably the best part of my experience of golf in Pinehurst. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your time here, don't ever fear your pairing when you are in Pinehurst.
PermalinkPermalink 12/11/08 @ 09:51