The game of Golf works on the honor system; if you break a rule you should call it on yourself and take the penalty. And if you don’t take the penalty, then you are cheating. Right? Well of course you are cheating. However, there are certain “situations” that go on during a round of golf
You hit what feels like a nice drive; suddenly it starts fading, and then just keeps on fading, until you lose sight of it somewhere in the woods. Your playing partners try to comfort you by saying “don’t worry we can find it,” but you know better, and quickly declare you are hitting a provisional
by Dave Pelz Pop quiz! How close to the hole do you think the pros land their approach shots to the green? Well if you guessed 10 to 15 feet, which seems like what we see on TV, you would be way off. Through June 7 2015, Jim Furyk is ranked number 1 with an
Are women unjustly burdened with the stigma that, by virtue of their gender, they are considered slow players? The question of whether women golfers play slower than men golfers has a long and storied history, as evidenced by this article written in the Quebec Telegraph back in 1921. But I can find no empirical evidence,
You just won lotto, or maybe you got a really big bonus, or perhaps you are just about to retire – so what’s the first thing you should do? That’s easy. Get to work on finally putting together your golf bucket list of courses you should play before you find yourself on the under side
According to the PGA Tour Jordan Spieth is currently in the number 1 spot for greens hit in regulation at 77.22%. Steve Bowditch’s 53.8% puts him dead last. A study done in 1990, which is probably still pretty good, says the everyday golfer who shoots an 85 will hit 5 greens in regulation (27.8%) while
by Nightline Little kids and golf are a wonderful combination. I think we could all agree that one of the most beautiful things to watch on the driving range is the ease and fluidity with which a young boy, or girl, swings a golf club. And I’ll bet that you can’t help but wonder
We all know that summer time is golf time. And what is summer, after all, without golf, backyard barbeques, the beach and a dip in the pool? Oh, and let’s not forget the summer rains that brings those beautiful summer flowers and romantic movie scenes of dancing in the rain. But sometimes we get a
Golf and charity go hand in hand. If you watch PGA golf tournaments on TV, then you know that the PGA has raised a lifetime total of $2.46 billion for charity. That is a very impressive number. But, you have to wonder how much is raised, day-in day-out across the country by local charities, using
UPDATE: Starting in January 2020 the USGA will adopt the World Handicap System, and a new formula for calculating handicaps will eliminate the need for a separate calculation for playing from different tees. See our post World Handicap System Coming January 1, 2020. We’ve all heard the USGA‘s admonition that to improve the speed of
Ever wonder what the odds are of making a hole in one? if you are among those aspiring to your first hole in one you probably think the odds are a million to one. Well according to the actuaries at the insurance companies that provide hole in one insurance, the odds are 12,500 to 1.
Isn’t golf great! You get to spend four hours with your buddies, in the great outdoors, just having fun. And some of us are lucky enough to play in groups with lots of players, which gives us a chance to play with a variety of players and personalities. But sometimes we run into a few
Ever tried reading the rules of golf? Most of us would rather go to the dentist. But what’s the big deal, after all there are only 34 of them? Well for starters the rules of golf are pretty dense, with each rule consisting of multiple segments and to make matters worse they are nested. Which
So, you just made the turn and you are really feeling good about that front nine; maybe one of your best. Who knows this could be the day you break the magic number. You stop at the half way house for a bite to eat and then head off to number 10 with great expectations.