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No other golfer in history has played as well after starting so late in life. Travis didn't touch a golf club until he was 35, and less than a month later he won his first tournament, and two years later he reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Amateur Championships.
By Travis' 39th birthday he had won his first of three U.S. Amateurs and was the first American golfer to travel to Great Britain and win the British Amateur Championship.
Are the Official World Golf Rankings biased against PGA Tour players? A recent analysis suggests they are.
I will try to not take things out of context but I do suggest you review the entire article for yourself for more detailed information. There is a wealth of information in the full report but it's difficult to digest that all here. You can read the entire article here : http://www.columbia.edu/~mnb2/broadie/Assets/owgr_20120507_broadie_rendl...
Do you warm up BEFORE you play golf? What about BEFORE you hit balls at the range? Usually we think about getting to the course and warming up as meaning getting to the range and rapidly hitting a bucket of balls. Here's what a pro golfer does before he hits the course: Stretch, practice putting for 30 minutes, warm up hitting for 35 minutes, then pitch, chip, and hit sand shots for 10 minutes, then putt again for 10 minutes, and then finally, go to the tee.
it's the off-season for many of us, which is a good time to take the time to replace those worn grips on your clubs. If your grips are worn out, have become slick and lost traction, have hardened, are leaving dark residue on your glove palms, or are cracking, then it's definitely time to replace them.
Ever wondered how courses measure the speed of the greens, here is the history of the Stimpmeter and the instructions for how a course is supposed to accurately measure the speed of their greens:
Rocco Anthony Mediate is born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Turning pro in 1985, he won six PGA Tour events between 1991 and 2010, but is most famous for taking Tiger Woods to a 19 hole playoff for the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines, only the third time a US Open had finally been decided by sudden-death, after the two were level for the mandatory 18-hole playoff.
Having recently experienced what appeared to be distance loss due to cold temperatures, I headed to the web in search of more details as to what exactly impacts the distance a golf ball travels in the cold weather. Here's what I found:
By Josh Sens
Crime doesn’t pay.
And neither does playing golf with organized crime bosses.
That’s one lesson from this week’s headlines in Japan, where executives of that country’s Professional Golf Association have opted to resign en masse after two of their colleagues were found to have played golf and socialized with a mafia chief.
Two golf hazards not discussed nearly enough are the risk of skin cancer from sun exposure and the peril of lightning.
If you play enough golf, you are regularly exposed to both.
OK, I've been doing hot yoga on and off for about a year now and I can clearly see that my flexibility is increasing. A form of yoga done at about 105 degrees and 40% humidity, it builds flexibility and core strength, focus, balance, all of which are important to golf
See the excerpt from an interview with professional golfer Josh Kendall:
How does yoga help with your balance while golfing?
The JetSpeed driver isn’t called JetSpeed for nothing. All elements of this club converge to promote extreme velocity. Swing speed. Clubhead speed. Ball speed. When a jet puts the pedal all the way to the metal it’s known as Full Military Power. That’s what JetSpeed delivers.
You've seen the commercials: "While we're young!" shouts Annika. Named appropriately after the famous line uttered by Rodney Dangerfield's character in Caddyshack, "While We're Young" was conceived to combat the four fundamental causes of slow play: player behavior, course design, course setup and player/group management.
OK, so it's Christmas time again. And us golfers, that means at least a couple golf-related Christmas gifts from our family or friends. But maybe before they run to the golf section at Walmart or head to Golf Galaxy to buy a gift for Dear Old Dad, they'll read this article and consider a few of the suggestions contained herein.