How Much Does It Cost to Insure a Hole-in-One Contest?

Years ago, a friend of mine and I ran a yearly charity golf tournament to honor our fathers who passed away at a rather young age. Though we never had a full field of participants, it was always a lot of fun to put on and plan. Every year, I would try an make the …

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How Much Does It Cost to Play Professional Golf?

So you’ve been shooting par or better at your golf course this season and you’re ready to take the show on the road? Won a few area tournaments / maybe even college events? Think you have what it takes to compete as a professional golfer? Well, before you get your push cart too out in …

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Bryson DeChambeau’s Unusual Putting Tip That Turned His Game Around

During one of Bryson DeChambeau’s YouTube videos, he provided viewers with three different putting tips to improve their game. One of these tips was a secret he has rarely shared. I first heard about this tip while watching another video of DeChambeau golfing with a member of GoodGood. It was such a short explanation, that …

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Bert Yancey: Playing Through Mental Illness

With six holes left to play in the 1970 Masters tournament, 32-year old Bert Yancey sat atop of the leaderboard with golfing great, Gary Player and ’61 U.S. Open champ, Gene Littler. In 1967 and 1968, Yancey placed third in the event. Surely, this was his year to put on the prized green jacket. Yancey …

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6 Christmas Gifts for Better Golfers

Searching for the best Christmas gift to give the golfer in your life? Well, I hope you find what you’re looking for here in my gift guide. Since I first got hooked on the game in my early teens, I’ve received a lot of “golfer” gifts for Christmas by well-meaning family and friends. Being that …

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Thoughts on LIV Golf

Let’s just say this upfront: golf does not like change. Sure, we all appreciate the advancements in equipment technology, newest instruction techniques and learning gadgets. But, leave the game alone. We golfers are traditionalists at heart—in love with this timeless game and all its rich history. So when a disruptor of sorts comes along and …

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The Best Push Golf Cart 2023

After years of carrying my golf bag around the golf course, I decided to buy a push cart in 2020. Thinking one needed to reach a certain age to use a push cart, I only wish I had purchased one sooner! I would often rent a push or pull cart on occasion from different courses …

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Being Hopelessly Optimistic on the Golf Course

During the third round of the RBC Heritage, Jonathan Byrd stood on the par 4, 8th tee at -2 for the tournament, hit some trees with his tee ball, and ended up left out of bounds. He re-teed, and hit another ball out of bounds, right. His third drive ended up in the fairway. Byrd …

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A Key to Hitting the Golf Ball More Consistently

Awhile ago, I received a virtual golf lesson from a former PGA Tour player who regularly offers tips online. Having played competitively and professionally for a stint, I was curious to understand what someone of his stature might see in my swing. At the time I was struggling with consistency in my swing. I would …

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Is It Legal to Use a Shadow to Line Up Putts?

During the second round of the WM Phoenix Open, Xander Schauffele had a par putt to hole on the par 4, 11th. While he and his caddy, Tech, looked over the putt from all angles, Tech went near the hole and used his shadow to draw an imaginary line from the ball to the hole. …

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