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The G-Series drivers are the follow up to Ping’s incredibly successful G30 line, the best-selling drivers for the majority of their 18-month product cycle. There were several keys to the success of the G30 drivers, the most important of which was their low, rearward center of gravity (CG) that made them golf’s most forgiving drivers, according to our 2015 Gear Trials Panel. Along with their big balls speeds, our Panel also noted that the G30 drivers were able to produce a high launch angle and maybe most importantly, much less spin than previous Ping drivers.
Lots of eager golfers, including the former US president George W Bush, got their first chance to play Tiger Woods’ first US golf course design, following its official opening last week.
While Tiger Woods himself was unable to attend due to recent back surgery, those that played Bluejack National in Texas expressed satisfaction with the gently rolling layout, which is located 45 minutes from Houston.
Nearly 100 members at the invitation-only, private members’ club played a limited seven-hole loop, with the full 18-hole course expected to be ready early next year.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which takes place from October 1-4, celebrates links golf at its finest and is played over three of the world’s best known and respected links courses – the Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and the highly regarded Kingsbarns Golf Links.
BombTech Golf is the name on everyones lips in the golfing world of the states it seems at the moment and it's already causing a stir worldwide too. Based in Vermont in Canada they have launched a set of clubs that promise to certtainly give you distance especially off the tee with the launch of their BombTech Golf Grenade driver!
As you’ll more than likely be aware, GolfDealers is the place to go for one of the greatest selections of new and ex demonstration golf equipment, as well as used golf clubs and quality second hand golf equipment. Amongst our new products through, you’ll even find the amazing Golf Buddy PT4 Platinum GPS Golf Range Finder.
If you watch Sky Sports then you’ll know who Paul McGinley is. He’s Sky’s main golf commentator and this week he put up a very strong argument as to how the game will benefit from an appearance at Rio next year. As you may know, golf is being reintroduced to the Olympics in 2016, something that’s gaining somewhat of a mixed reaction across the sport.
This week, as well as McIlroy’s return at the US PGA, which incidentally seems to be going quite well, we learn about a very interesting golf break. It has a very long playing season, thanks to it’s beautiful Mediterranean weather and it now boasts several new, top-class golf courses. So where’s this emerging major golf holiday destination?
After a football injury earlier this year, McIlroy is apparently swinging his Nike golf clubs again! His ankle injury looked pretty bad, but this week he released a video of himself hitting a drive quite competently, increasing speculation that he may return to play in next week’s US PGA. The 26 year old’s Instagram account states that “it felt good to hit a driver again”.
Whether he regains his former golfing prowess or not, Tiger Woods has remained the talk of golf ever since his rise to golf supremacy in the 1990’s, his infidelity scandal that led to his divorce in the late 2000’s and what seems like his perpetual fall from greatness ever since. But regardless of this, all eyes are on him to monitor his performance and any progress
We all know that golf is 50 per cent physical and 50 per cent mental. Being in a bad or low mood on the golf course invariably results in a tainted game. Well according to Golf Digest pundit, Dr Bob Rotella, here are the ten rules for how to win your first major. Yes, most of the tips are mental.
As The Open kicks off this weekend, golf fever continues to reach fever pitch and any golfer worth his merit will undoubtedly be itching to get out there and improve their game. And with the summer really starting to bloom now, where better to turn your attention than to the top 5 UK golfing hotels, as detailed in The Telegraph?
The 144th Open Championship will be missing a superb player this year. World number one and defending champion, Rory McIlroy, will unfortunately be unable to play due to an ankle injury he sustained whist playing football with friends. Posting in Instagram, McIlroy commented that, although rehab is going well, he wants to come back to tournament play when he feels 100 per cent healthy and 100 per cent competitive.
It wasn’t too many years ago when Donald Trump was bullying his way into acquiring golf property and courses throughout Scotland. Well, the US Presidential hopeful has not made many more friends across the game that he is so passionate about.
The 330-acre site at St George’s Park, Burton, which serves as a national base for all 24 England teams has recently been branded as ‘boring’ by ex England skipper, Steven Gerrard. However, plans have been announced this week for the park to include a new nine-hole golf course too, so that can only enhance the overall appeal!
As the golf season continues to heat up, along with the weather, so too do diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Switzerland. This week a banner appeared in the garden of the Swiss Embassy in Venezuela warning members of the adjacent elite golf club that balls coming over the fence and injuring or killing someone would violate the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.
Woods was unquestionably the world no.1 golfer for some considerable time. He’s a fourteen-time major winner to date and he’s still only 39 years of age. Currently ranked as low as 181 after finishing actually last at the Memorial Tournament in Ohio, perhaps it’s taken what is the worst round in his golfing career to act as a wake up call to get him back on track to be a great golfer once more.
This side of the Atlantic is where the action’s at in golf at the moment! European Senior Tour golf takes place for the first time since 2010 at La Moye in Jersey. Amongst the players are Ian Woosnam, Sam Torrence and Mark James, all of whom are competing for a prize of £184,000.
So, McIlroy is not having a good time in the Irish Open, having missed the cut in his home event for the third year running. However, considering that this year Rory has already won the European Tour’s Omega Dubai Desert Classic for a second time, came 4th at the 2015 Masters Tournament and he won the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. He became the third player ever to win 10 PGA tour events and four majors by the age of 25. So the point is, it’s hardly a bad year and he’s hardly a poor golfer now, is he?
Women’s golf is just cracking at the moment. English golfer, Melissa Reid, has just won the Turkish Airlines Ladies Open. Reid led from start to finish and shot a closing 73 at Carya Golf Club in Belek to finish 11 under par, four clear of France’s Gwladys Noreca.
The Open de Espana, The Wells Fargo Championship, The Kingsmill Championship, bags of top-notch golf happening throughout the summer and if it doesn’t give you the bug to get out there and hit some balls, then what’s wrong with you?