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Author: David Anicetti

Titleist SM5 Wedges: Vokey’s Design Now Offers Raw Wedges

08/25/2015 Previously only reserved for the world’s best players via the Titleist Vokey Tour or Tour Van Department, the Vokey Design SM5 Raw wedges now may be ordered as well as customized through Vokey.com starting July 8. Raw means no additional finishes are applied to the club. The wedge is made with carbon steel, says Bob Vokey the Master Craftsman. It appears as a satin finish that begins to rust following some use. The rust will give players more spin as friction is added to the face. Vokey says the heads allow them to grind wedges to the specific...

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Whistling Straits Review: Host of 2015 PGA Championship

08/12/2015 The PGA Championship will be played August 13-16 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. The course was designed by Pete Dye, coined as perhaps one of his most noteworthy projects. The argument could be made that the Straits at Whistling Straits is country’s greatest championship course. Host of the 2004, 2010 and now 2015 PGA Championship, the course has been host of the U.S. Senior Open in 2007, and will be the future site of the 2020 Ryder Cup. It’s been a busy 20 years for the folks in Kohler, WI. Founded in 1998, Whistling Straits has two...

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J.J. Henry Drains Clutch Putt to Win Barracuda Championship

08/10/2015 The PGA Tour saw a majority of their players at the Barracuda Championship this last weekend, the only modified Stableford event on the PGA Tour. J.J. Henry rolled in an eagle putt from 15 feet on Sunday afternoon to win the Barracuda Championship on the second hole of a playoff against Kyle Reifers. The win was his second at this event in the past four years. After Henry holed the putt on No. 18, Reifers missed his 10-footer for eagle to halve the hole. After his putt and Reifers subsequent miss, Henry said that he knew the ball...

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Chicago-Style Scoring Format: How Its Done

07/23/2015 When thinking about golf scoring, most people automatically think of under-par, over-par, birdies, bogeys and pars. When thinking of other methods of scoring, people jump to match play. However, there are other ways to score a round of golf. One such, is the format called Chicago-Style scoring. (Easy interchangable with the game “Quota“) This format rewards golfers for their great play on an individual hole and not only for their total scores at the end of a round. It’s a way to eliminate “blow-up” holes ruining your round while still providing a fair, fun atmosphere. What a great...

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Barbasol Championship Recap: Scott Piercy Wins in Alabama

07/19/2015 The PGA Tour held its inaugural Barbasol Championship over the weekend and American Scott Piercy came away the winner, as it appeared his surgically repaired elbow seems to be in as good shap– as does his golf game. Piercy closed with a 6-under 65 on Sunday to win by three strokes. He started the season with a major medical extension following surgery to his right elbow early in 2014. He said that sparked fears early in rehabilitation as to how he would fare upon returning. The Las Vegas native, who is 36, made a birdie putt of 57...

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Caddy Daddy Golf and the Talon Golf Glove

07/17/2015 Looking for a durable golf glove that you don’t need to change every 10-15 rounds? The people at Caddy Daddy golf may have something in the Talon Golf Glove that may harbor your interest. The Talon Golf Glove features the new Tack Fusion revolutionary grip technology. The materials it is made are cutting edge, last longer and play far cooler than any typical leather golf glove. The glove provides great flexibility and feels remarkably comfortable. The grip is re-energized with a damp cloth or machine wash (doesn’t that sound convenient?) Check out this list of attributes: Great feel and...

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Ivor Robson: Calling it a Career at St. Andrews

07/17/2015 Ivor Robson Golf Legend St. Andrews is once again the site of the Open Championship and for the past 41 times the Open Championship has been played, there has been just one voice that has announced the groups as they prepare to tee off on the first tee– the voice of Ivor Robson. He has become an icon. This will be the 144th playing of the Open Championship and it will be Ivor Robson’s last as the announcer at the first tee, thus completing his St Andrews career at the home of golf. When the last group tees off from...

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U.S. Women’s Open Recap: 20-year old Gee Chun Birdies 4 of 7 to Win

07/12/2015 Another Women’s major was contested over the weekend that was thrilling to the end, as Gee Chun from South Korea stormed from behind in the final round to win at the Lancaster Country Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Add another mid-1990s birthday to the list of champions in the world of golf today. The 20-year old had a goal entering her first U.S. Women’s Open and it was to simply enjoy all the new experiences.She did that and more, storming from behind posting birdies on four of her final seven holes to win by one stroke. The 7-time Korean...

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Phil Mickelson Gambling Investigations on $2.5 Million

07/01/2015 Phil Mickelson, the five-time major winner on the PGA Tour, is said to be the unnamed gambling client that was mentioned in a plea deal taken by Greg Silveira who was charged with money laundering, said multiple sources on Tuesday. The Phil Mickelson gambling story is gaining some steam. Silveira in early June reached a plea deal with prosecutors in California to plead guilty to three charges of money laundering that will settle the allegations that he accepted a $2.7 million wire transfer on March 26, 2010 from an anonymous gambling client. Deeper insight from CBS’ Kyle Porter:...

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Bubba Watson and the Travelers Championship Recap

06/29/2015 On a cool Sunday afternoon under rainy skies, Bubba Watson did what he does well – win playoffs. The magician at moving the ball made a birdie putt of 8 feet on the second hole of his playoff with Paul Casey to win the Travelers Championship. The win was Watson’s second at the Travelers and improved his record in playoffs to 5-1. In light rain, Casey was down three strokes with just five to play before tying Watson at 16-under at the TPC River Highlands. However, the Englishman, playing in this tournament for just the first time, hit...

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