Fall Golf Putting Problems

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Fall golf in Michigan presents some challenging problems. I could spend time sweeping the leaves away from my line, but I often don’t bother. The way I figure it, a leaf is just as likely to deflect my ball toward the hole as away from it.

October 21, 2014 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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Nike Mojo Golf Ball Review


Nike Golf 2013 Mojo Golf Ball (24-Pack)

Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: A good basic, cheap ball

Nike’s Mojo ball is my current go-to ball for playing in cooler weather on leaf-covered fairways. It’s long enough, and straight enough, and checks up on the green reasonably well. There’s nothing to compete with mid- and premium-range balls, but the price ... the price can’t be beat.

On a whim, I picked up a box of 24 Mojo balls at Target last week for $19. I figured that even if I didn’t particularly like them, the Mojo would be good for playing on Michigan’s leaf covered courses. If I lost one, at under a buck-a-ball, I wouldn’t really care. The photo below shows the dilemma that I often face (a side-effect of my predilection for playing cheap courses).

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As it turns out, the Mojo is a decent ball. Slightly shorter for me than my other go-to balls (the Wilson Duo and 3-UP), it still produces respectable distance. For a two-piece ball, it also checks up pretty well on the green.

I liked the Mojo enough that I went back to Target and bought another box of 24. That should last me for at least this fall season, and probably the next.

October 21, 2014 |  Category: EquipmentGolf Balls
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McGladrey Classic Past Winners and History

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Now one of the early season events in the PGA TOUR’s wraparound season, the McGladrey is one of the newest stops on the PGA Tour. It debuted in October 2010 in St. Simons Island, Georgia at the Sea Island Seaside Golf Club. The tournament’s sponsor is an accounting, tax and business consulting firm.

The event has a purse of $4 million and the principal charitable beneficiary is Special Olympics

The Seaside Course, which opened in 1929, was originally designed by noted architects Harry S. Colt and Charles Alison, and in 1999 was renovated by Tom Fazio. It measures 7,055 yards and plays to par 70. The resort also features the Plantation Course, designed by Walter Travis and renovated by Rees Jones in 1998.

The inaugural event was won by Heath Slocum with a 266 (-14). Runner up was Bill Haas.

A complete list of winners follows:

Continued...

October 20, 2014 |  Category: PGA Tour
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Fall Golf In Michigan

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Fall golf in Michigan is a wonderful and beautiful experience, but you’re likely to lose some balls.

This is from Whiffletree Hill Golf Club in Concord, Michigan. It’s a low-end course, but as I only paid $10 to play, I’m not complaining.

October 20, 2014 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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GolfBuddy PT4 GPS

GolfBuddy GB3-PT4 Golf GPS/Rangefinder


For those who have trouble seeing images on tiny screens, the GolfBuddy PT4 GPS offers a four-inch viewing area. That’s the largest GPS screen currently on the market. It offers all the features you would expect from a high end dedicated golf GPS: hole layouts, green views, distances to hazards, scorecards and touch control.

October 20, 2014 |  Category: Gadgets
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Zombie Golfer Halloween Costume

October 17, 2014 |  Category: Ridiculous Golf Item Of The Week
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Bedford Hills Golf Course, Temperance, Michigan

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Bedford Hills Golf Club is a 27 hole course in Temperance, Michigan. The three nines are named the Wolverine, Buckeye and Irish.

It is a tight course, with some rather convoluted and often confusing routing. I don’t know that I’d make the trip to play there again, but it was well kept and a good bargain.

October 16, 2014 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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