Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Black is the New Black.

I've noticed lately that golf equipment manufacturers are going back to black (or that sexy smokey black) into their lines.  Check out the new Titleist 910 stuff..yeah..super sexy:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Chip Like a Putt..so true!

I'm not a fan of offering golf advice as there are a billion sites/blogs out there that do this..but one tidbit that is as true as the sun rising from the east is the "Chip like a Putt" technique.  Basically, as the title states..you set up like your putting and use the same stroke but with a you're favorite wedge.

I like to go one step further and use this same technique from off the fringe and use a wider stroke for longer chips..I've taken my back swing as far back as the 9 or 10 o'clock position with absolute precision.  The key is don't break down and use any wrist hinge..that's a killer.  There is no need to read all the articles and books on wrist hinge and cocking..unless you're timing is as accurate as a Rolex..forget about all that non-sense..really..K.I.S.S,  I guarantee you this will knock STROKES off your round.

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pet (Golf) Peeves..

I was reading these from the Game Under Repair blog and I have to say I have to agree with all of them..and I have a few more to list.

"For Fun" guy
I actually like playing with these guys, but after awhile I think it affects my game as I start to lose focus as well.  Usually, these guys get tied in with the Mulligan Lover guy (see below) or share the same traits.  You can tell the "For Fun" guys straight off the bait because they'll never give you a score and when you ask, it comes off like a fart in church.  I think that the "For Fun" guys should save their money and go buck wild on the range..but then again they need love too. 

Marker Cheater guy 
There's not much to say about this guy but he's the one that will place the ball marker a few inches IN FRONT of his ball.  I know it's not much..but still..a lot can happen in an inch..absolutely abominable..and bugs the crap out of me.

Mulligan Lover guy
This guy shares the same traits as the "For Fun" guy, but what kills me is that he'll drop a ball whenever it seems best with no regard for his final score on the hole.  The Mulligan Lover (and For Fun guy) guy should never say what they shot as it's B.S...always.  It always kills me though that the Mulligan Lover guy likes to spread misery and insists that whoever hits a bad shot should take one..go to the range.

"You're in my view" guy 
I've only encountered this type of player twice in my golfing career..and that's twice too many.  He's the guy that demands that you not be in his peripheral vision of sight on his shots and his putts.  It's actually very irritating..and downright impossible..to be absolutely out of sight from players that are about to make a swing.  Always having this person remind you that he can see you is just being a big pain in the ass.  You deserve this is your first name is Arnold and last name is Palmer..otherwise..go to the range.

Arrogant golf equipment guy
Quite possibly the worst guy to ever encounter on the course.  Not only will he give you an earful of what he plays, launch conditions, shaft spining, spin rate, blah..blah..blah..he'll have the audacity to tell you you're playing the wrong equipment and why..what the hell..go to the range.

Get your mouth off my ball guy
Not a sexual thing, but the guy that gives an immediate "Great shot" even when he knows that it's headed for disaster.  Can you please wait a few seconds before issuing your absurd comments without knowing (caring) where it's fate will be?

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Golf in Hawaii ALOHA~!

Welcome to golf heaven..and no it’s not Augusta or Pebble Beach..it’s Hawaii golf. Blessed with breathtaking scenery, unforgettable signature holes and championship caliber course design, it's no wonder why Hawaii attracts so many golfers from around the world.

Discover a variety of unique course layouts on Hawaii's six, geographically distinct islands—from greens lined with volcanic rough to stunning seaside water hazards and with more than 70 amazing golf courses to choose from, it won't be difficult to find the perfect course for you. 

Hawaii golf courses presents an array of superb resort courses plus the finest assortment of independent daily fee courses in Hawaii. Lush green fairways set amongst black volcanic rock rough help to make the courses of Hawaii truly unique. 16 publicly accessible golf courses are spread throughout the Big Island. The world-renowned Kohala Coast resorts of Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea feature courses that have given the Big Island the nickname, “Golf Capital of Hawaii.”

Just try to concentrate..Focus on your swing and not the pristine, black lava-lined fairways and palm tree-speckled greens. Block out the crystal blue waters and the rhythmic crash of waves just beyond the bunker. Try your best to forget that you’re playing on one of the most beautiful golf courses you’ve ever seen. It may take a few holes, but you’ll get used to it.

Discover courses along the Kohala Coast, such as the Jack Nicklaus designed Hualalai Golf Course, the championship Francis H. Ii Brown courses of the Mauna Lani Resort and the Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed courses at Mauna Kea Resort. Not to be outdone, play the two courses of the Waikoloa Beach Resort designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. and the Ocean Course and Alii Mountain Course of the Kona Country Club.

Discover a variety of other hidden gems throughout Hawaii and play amongst the striking contrasts of lush green fairways, pure white bunkers, jet-black lava flows and turquoise Pacific waters. Hit a bad shot and you can always blame it on the Big Island. Views like this justify a mulligan. You're never too far for Hawaii tee times..ALOHA!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Tiger tamers..

I never really cared or bothered in following the “up and coming” rookies on the tour, until recently. I have to say Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler are two young guns that are really keeping me glued to the tube whenever they are playing. Besides having a great demeanor on the course and having the game to back it up, these guys seem like the real deal and I can see these two being the next “Phil and Tiger” match-up. At first, I have to say the bright, mono-chromatic outfits worn by Rickie, and his hair, just turned me away, but after seeing this kid play..well the outfits are just an easier way for me to identify who’s playing. 

Talking about HAIR..that’s the first thing I noticed when I saw Rory McIlroy..but just also another way for me to identify him quickly. This kid’s got game too and just his overall maturity on the course is refreshing. He seems likes he’s just having a good time out there and you can still see his youthful vibrance after he makes a great shot..or shall I say after NUMEROUS great shots. I’ve been actually trying to search the web to pick up one of his “Jumeirah” Titleist caps..but no where to be found.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

New driver..MP 600

As you guys may know I have decided to go with the Mizuno MX-25's for my irons, but I had an inkling to also try a Mizuno driver..and decided to go with the MP 600 (yes, it's not the latest driver from Mizuno, which is the MP 630). I've never played with a Mizuno driver, but from what I've heard it's a "players" driver, meaning it's not going to help much if you don't have a swing, which should be fine as I've been playing Titleist drivers for the last few years.

I decided to give the latest technology of these movable weights a go also. The MP 600 has these two movable (secured in a U-shape track) weights that you can manipulate to various configurations that can alter the trajectory of the ball. I still have to try it to believe it..but I'm sure if you're not a consistent hitter, these weights aren't going to do anything for you.  Also, another thing I really like about the MP 600 is that IT LOOKS CLEAN..very similar to how my Titleist 905R looks..nothing fancy or crazy pain schemes..just plain goodness.

Also, I was able to pick it up on Ebay for $130, new, which I had to jump on. If it hits anything like my Titleist 905R AND I can mess with the trajectory..then it sounds like a bunch of fun. It should be arriving sometime next week, so after I really put it through it's pace I'll give you guys a better report on it.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Anthony Kim hates heavy metal..

One of my favorite players and I have to say 3 putting in that mess would've been embarassing for me too.