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April 24, 2014 |  Category: Humor
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April 24, 2014 |  Category: Deals
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A Spring Round At Pierce Lake, Chelsea, Michigan

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I managed to get out to play again yesterday for my second round in as many days. This time, it was at the excellent Pierce Lake GC in Chelsea, Michigan.

It was as good a day for golf as I’ve seen this year: temperatures were in the mid-fifties, the sun was shining and wind was down. With the sun, it felt warm enough that I was able to ditch the fleece and play in shirtsleeves.

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Conditions at Pierce Lake were terrific, with nary a sign of damage from the long winter. That stands in marked contrast to other courses I’ve visited this spring. It is evident that the greens crew there has worked very hard to get things ready for the season.

Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for my driving. I was absolutely killing the irons and draining putts, but I just couldn’t get a decent tee shot. When I wasn’t popping the ball up for a one-hundred-sixty yard drive, I was hitting a low runner that barely got fifty feet off the ground.

The low runners, at least, had pretty good distance.

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I liked the new flags. With the red and white, they really stand out.

April 24, 2014 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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Aim Pro Golf Ball Marker

AimPro Ball Alignment

Grade: B
Teacher’s Comments: It can help.


The Aim Pro is an oversized golf ball marker designed to help you line up your putts. The same diameter as a regular golf ball, it has a thick black line that you use to align with the line on your ball.

I’ve used one of these off and on for a couple of years and think that it does help with lining up putts. Visualization is quite easy with the Aim Pro.

The size, however, is also where it engenders some difficulties. Simply put, it gets in the way. For other golfers it creates visual distractions. Anyone putting anywhere near the thing is going to ask you to move it a putters length or more away.

Given that, I only use it on practice rounds when I’m playing alone.

April 24, 2014 |  Category: Gadgets
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A Cold Spring Round

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It is a measure of the horrors of this past winter that I felt lucky yesterday to get the chance to play eighteen holes of golf at the excellent Calderone Golf Club with temperatures in the mid 40s and winds gusting at more than 30 miles per hour.Those are the kind of conditions that make most golfers cancel their tee times. Still, I would have been entirely comfortable but for the fact that I forgot to bring a pair of earmuffs. There is no such thing as bad weather; just bad clothing choices.

I was literally the only player on the course (everyone else had much more common sense). That made the round quite peaceful and allowed me to play at my natural brisk pace. Calderone is quite a hike, so even with no one in front of me, the round took 3 hours, 21 minutes. My phone’s GPS says I walked 6.5 miles.

The golf was quite a challenge. Guessing the number of extra clubs and how far left or right to aim kept me on my toes the entire round. I really enjoy that sort of mental challenge, though, so it was fun. Given the conditions and the general rustiness of my game, I felt lucky to escape with my 92

Under those conditions, it is hard to judge the state of my game. I felt as though my tee shots with the driver were seriously lacking, but my short game was excellent. My biggest problem tee to green was that I was hitting everything too far left. Sometimes the ball would fade back to the fairway; others, it would just continue on its left leaning path. That’s something I’m going to need to work on.

The photo above is of the fifth hole.

 

April 23, 2014 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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Callaway X2 Hot Plus Golf Ball

Callaway X2 Hot Plus Golf Balls, White on Amazon.


Callaway X2 Hot Plus Golf Balls
on Golfsmith.

Callaway’s HX Hot was one of my favorite golf balls ever. Then they went and changed the formulation with its successor. The HX Hot Plus, for whatever reason, just didn’t do it for me.

Callaway’s latest in the series is the X2 Hot Plus. It’s a three piece ball that’s billed as the “softest multilayer design.” The ball’s HEX aerodynamics are said to optimize distance, life and drag for moderate swing speeds. Callaway claims the low spin design works to reduce hooks and slices for the same moderate swings.

This is one I’m going to need to try.

April 23, 2014 |  Category: EquipmentGolf Balls
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Swinging Skirts Championhip Past Winners and History

imageThis year (2014)is the inaugural for the LPGA’s Swinging Skirts Championship, the first event co-sanctioned LPGA event held on US soil.

The LPGA’s partners in this event are the Taiwan Ladies Professional Golf Association and the Korea Ladies Professional Golf Tour. The title sponsor is the Swinging Skirts Golf Team, a Taiwanese group dedicated to growing the game of golf. The organization has conducted the “Dream Chasing Cup” throughout northern, central and southern Taiwan to help lay the path for Taiwanese junior golfers to make it to the international stage.

The tournament’s host is the Lake Merced Golf Club, which was founded in 1922 in Daly City, California. The club was one of the first to eliminate gender restrictions from its membership policies.

Joining the LPGA field are the top 10 players from the Taiwain LPGA, seven specially exempted Taiwanese players, five sponsor exemptions and two Monday qualifiers.

The purse for the inaugural event is $1.8 million.

April 22, 2014 |  Category: LPGA
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