Feel Reverse Taper Grip Kickstarter

There’s an interesting project on Kickstarter right now called “Feel Grips,” which are a “reverse taper” design—thicker at the top than at the bottom. That’s supposed to help you more fully release the grip, which translates into more distance, etc.

April 18, 2015 |  Category: Business
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Spring Golf League At Hilltop Golf Course, Plymouth Michigan

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Here’s a photo from last night’s spring league match at Hilltop Golf Course in Plymouth, Michigan.

Things are greening up really quickly here in Michigan.

April 18, 2015 |  Category: Michigan Golf
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The Golf Cart Rebellion Begins

Golfers beware ... the golf cart rebellion has begun.

April 18, 2015 |  Category: Humor
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Golf Cheese Board


Picnic Time Sand Trap Cheese Board and Tool Set

Ridiculous Golf Item of the Week

April 17, 2015 |  Category: Ridiculous Golf Item Of The Week
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Changes Coming To GolfBlogger.Com

In the very near future, GolfBlogger.Com will transition from its old, out-of-date blogging platform to new, more modern software. This is, for the most part, a behind-the-scenes change. If all goes well, few will notice any difference.

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The two places in which it will make a difference are in member registrations and the (sadly underused) forums. There simply is no reasonable way to port the data there over to the new system. Further, I have not yet even decided what platform to use for forums going forward.

All that said ... if you have written anything on the forums that you want to preserve for posterity, now is the time to copy paste it to your desktop. I hope to be create a backup of the original site for archival purposes, but am not sure that it can be done.

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April 16, 2015 |  Category: Site News
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Spieth’s Caddie Is A Former Math Teacher

I was intrigued to learn that Jordan Spieth’s caddie, Michael Greller, is a former teacher. Greller began caddying as a way to supplement his teaching income (as pretty much every teacher has to do these days), caddied for Justin Thomas at the 2010 US Amateur, for Spieth at the US Junior Amateur in 2011, and then again for Spieth at the 2012 US Open. Spieth finished as low amateur and Greller earned a full time gig. He has been on Spieth’s bag since 2012.

It’s been pretty lucrative. Caddies typically get 10% of a player’s prize money (and perhaps more if they win). Here are Spieth’s earnings over the last couple of years:

2015 (PGA Tour): $4,958,196
2014 (PGA Tour): $4,342,748
2013 (PGA Tour): $3,879,820
2013 (Web.com Tour): $50,150

Based on this, Greller has probably picked up at least a million dollars over the last four years. That’s nearly as much as a school teacher earns in a thirty year career. He made a good career move there.

Interestingly—and good news for Spieth—is that Grellar’s home course when he was moonlighting was Chambers Bay. That’s the site of this year’s US Open. Thus, Grellar probably has a wealth of knowledge that other caddies just won’t be able to match. Given Spieth’s precision game, that should help him a lot.

April 16, 2015 |  Category: PGA Tour
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RBC Heritage Note

  • Dates: April 13-19, 2015

  • Where: Harbour Town Golf Links; Hilton Head Island, SC

  • Par/Yards: 36-35—71/7,101

  • Format: 72-hole stroke play; Field: 132

  • FedExCup: 500 points to winner

  • Purse: $5.9 million ($1,062,000 to the winner)

  • Defending Champion: Matt Kuchar

  • Twitter: @RBC_Heritage; Facebook: Heritage Classic Foundation

    A look back at the 2014 RBC Heritage

  • Luke Donald entered the final round of the 2014 RBC Heritage with a two-stroke cushion over John Huh, but his fellow RBC Ambassador Matt Kuchar (who entered the day four strokes back) stole the show with a 7-under 64 (including a front-nine 6-under 30) for a one-stroke victory over Donald.
  • It was a range of emotions for Kuchar on the final two holes. After appearing on the verge of building a two-stroke lead on the 17th hole, he three-putted from 4’3‖ to drop into a tie at 10-under with Donald. On the par-4 18th hole, Kuchar holed a 56’7‖ bunker shot for a birdie-3 to move back to the eventual winning score of 11-under.
  • The win was the seventh of Kuchar’s PGA TOUR career: 2002 Honda Classic, 2009 Turning Stone Resort Championship, 2010 Barclays, 2012 PLAYERS Championship, 2013 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, 2013 Memorial Tournament, 2014 RBC Heritage. It came in his 312th PGA TOUR start at the age of 35 years, 9 months and 30 days.

    Masters champion Spieth headlines RBC Heritage field

  • With his victory at the Masters Tournament, Jordan Spieth (21 years, 8 months, 16 days) became the second-youngest winner of the Green Jacket in the tournament’s 79-year history behind Tiger Woods (21 years, 3 months, 14 days) and his 18-under-par 270 total matched Woods’ record-setting 1997 performance.
  • With his victory, Spieth took over the lead in the FedExCup standings for the first time in his career. In his last four starts, he has two victories (Masters Tournament and Valspar Championship) and two runners-up (Valero Texas Open and Shell Houston Open).
  • Spieth leads the TOUR win seven top-10 finishes in 10 starts in 2014-15.

    Matt Kuchar set to defend at Harbour Town

  • Winner of the Tartan Jacket in 2014, given annually to the RBC Heritage winner.
  • One of 12 RBC Golf Ambassadors on TOUR. The others: Jason Day, Graham DeLaet, Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Adam Hadwin, David Hearn, Jim Furyk, Matt Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Nick Taylor and Mike Weir.
  • Hoping to join Payne Stewart (1989-90), Davis Love III (1991-92) & Boo Weekley (2007-08) as back-to-back winners at the RBC Heritage.
  • Looking to keep a 21-year streak intact, as no defending champion has missed the cut at the RBC Heritage since Davis Love III in 1993.
  • Recorded the 15th come-from-behind victory in the 46-year history of the RBC Heritage.
  • Won in his 11th start at Harbour Town. After missing the cut in his inaugural start in 2003, has reeled off 10 consecutive made cuts, with a T7 in 2008 and T10 in 2005 his previous-best finishes.

    Continued...

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