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Arnold Palmer Invitational Jason Gore at the Top 5 Under!

Friday, March 27th, 2009

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Jason Gore is leading at the 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational at 5 under par while Tiger struggled to a 2 under par with a double-bogey in the round.

It’s too early to tell if Jason Gore can hold on to the lead this weekend, nevermind even Friday but one thing for sure, I think Tiger has a chance at winning this tournament.

Other notables include Tim Herron, who finished at 4 under while Nick Watney finished at 3 under.

Of course, there’s many other notable players near the top so it will be very interesting to see who is playing their best golf this weekend.

My Predictions?

Well, Stuart Appleby is looking pretty good too but my bet will have to be either Nick Watney or Tiger Woods.  I have a pretty good predicament on this game of golf so let’s see if I can turn out right this weekend.

Jack Nicklaus Working on a new Eco-Friendly Golf Course!

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

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Jack Nicklaus is apparently working on a new eco-friendly golf course that will sustain the environment, go Jack!

Like the uninhabited island of Isla Viveros just off the coast of Panama, the entire island is to be turned into the next the big destination for the golfing tourist. The course has been designed by Jack Nicklaus and is expected to cash something in the region of $300 million, although only four holes are expected to complete the middle of 2009.

via eco friendly blog

Watch World Golf Championship – CA Championship Live on the Internet!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

You can go watch the World Golf Championships, CA Championship, live right here on the internet.

Tiger is playing and that’s probably why we get a live stream.  Last week, we didn’t get a live stream, go figure.

Tiger is currently 2 under, I hope the best for him this weekend and might be twittering live on Sunday when things get rocky!

Watch The World Golf Championships LIVE on the Internet!

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Now, you can watch the world golf championships live on the internet at PGATour.com.

An Old Golf Ball Found Embedded In a Tree!

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

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Here’s some news on an old golf ball that was found while someone cut down the tree.  From the looks of it, it doesn’t look too old, still a 2 or 3 piece ball.

The story begins years ago when an anonymous golfer stood on the first tee and hooked his ball into a high hedge of conifers, planted between the hole and the ninth green. The ball was lost without trace – until now, when the winter programme at Eaton included cutting down the trees.

As greenkeeper Richard Mitchell sawed the felled trees into lengths he realised he was looking at a cross-section of trunk – with a golf ball embedded in it.

via edp24

Winner of Northen Trust Open 2009 Is….

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Phil Mickelson wins the Northern Trust Open 2009!

Congrats and although my prediction was off, Fred Couples did come real close to winning, only if he had hit a good iron shot on the last hole.

It was an exciting finish to say the least though as Phil birdied the 2 of the last 3 holes to come back, after making bunch of bogies and no birdies until that point.

Fred Couples, on the other hand, gave a good run at age of 49 and a half, about to head to the Champion’s Tour.

Steve Stricker, who finished couple holes early, came up short by bogeying the last hole, he could have easily won this tournament.

Anyways, no more golf until next weekend.  I am gonna go hit balls in the rain now. :)

Make sure to check out my swing analysis of Phil Mickelson’s swing and Fred Couple driver’s swing here.

Live Northen Trust Open Update!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Well, my Twitter reached limit for today, here’s what’s been going at the Northern Trust Open:

Looks like Phil will win for sure now.

  1. rogolferdigest Crossing my fingers, 2 feet please!

  2. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Freddy Couples next, 173 yards from the pin, let’s see a classic Freddy’s iron shot under pressure here

  3. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Andres Romeros hits it 10 feet from the cup, great chance to tie for 2nd or maybe even 1st.

  4. progolferdigestprogolferdigest I think Freddy is going to be on the Senior’s tour soon.

  5. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Romero next, Freddy outdrove ALL of the younger guys!

  6. scottish007scottish007 Phil’s shirt sleeves seem really short. Is that the fashion now?

  7. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Perhaps Phil is feeling the pressure not, that wasn’t a great shot.

  8. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Phil, 2nd shot, 6-iron, hits it hard, lookin hard, finishes on the right fringe, 60 feet away from the cup.

  9. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Phil, 2nd shot, making practice swings, feeling the pressure?

  10. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Fred Couples is just coming back from nothing.

  11. progolferdigestprogolferdigest I’d root for Phil if Fred wasn’t contending.

  12. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Best case scenario for me: Fred makes birdie, Phil makes bogey.

  13. progolferdigestprogolferdigest I hope there’s no playoff since this is taking waaay too long

  14. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Either Phil, Fred, or Steve will win this

  15. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Well, just 1 more hole to go

  16. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Fred Couples’ book, http://cozyurl.com/2436 I highly recommend it, read it about 20 years ago.

  17. progolferdigestprogolferdigest I notice that Fred’s hair is all gray now, he is getting old, and I am getting old too. :(

  18. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Okay, commercials again, I hope Fred wins, he’s getting old so I have to root for old-school pros.

  19. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Go Fred!!!

  20. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Ol’ Freddy hits it long and hard, PASSES Phil’s ball on the fly, thank you very much.
  21. progolferdigest Fred Couples on the tee, need a good drive. Boom Boom!

  22. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Well, Phil might win now, although golf is never finished.

  23. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Oh darn, Phil rips the fairway in half.

  24. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Phil go left, Phil go left, Phil go left!!!

  25. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Phil on the tee at the 18th, I am hoping for a bad shot, hehe.

  26. progolferdigestprogolferdigest What a finish, this is gonna be really close.

  27. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Andres Romero makes a birdie to go 13 under, he has a chance.

  28. scottish007scottish007 I just joined the Golf Twitter Group http://tgr.me/g/golf so stop by and see us. #golf

  29. progolferdigestprogolferdigest I hope Fred Couples makes a birdie on the last hole.

  30. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Last hole will be exciting, will Phil Mickelson hit his infamous wayward driver?

  31. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Fred Couples makes birdie too, one back at 14 under.

  32. progolferdigestprogolferdigest I told you so, you gotta watch out for Phil if he starts making birdies, he got his confidence back obviously.

  33. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Oh, Phil makes a birdie, in the lead at 15 under.

  34. progolferdigestprogolferdigest I hope he misses since I am rooting for Fred today.

  35. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Phil for birdie now, downhill, not an easy putt

  36. progolferdigestprogolferdigest This is getting pretty exciting, I still hope Fred Couples comes through.

  37. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Steve Stricker 14 under, Phil Mickelson 14 under, and Fred Couples at 13 under.

  38. scottish007scottish007 Wicked ball movement on Choi’s putt.

  39. progolferdigestprogolferdigest K.J. Choi misses… opportunity lost but good play.

  40. progolferdigestprogolferdigest oHHHH
  41. progolferdigest oHHHH

  42. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Will he make it?

  43. progolferdigestprogolferdigest K.J Choi putting to tie for the lead

  44. progolferdigestprogolferdigest This could be a 3 or 4 way playoff

  45. progolferdigestprogolferdigest K.J. Choi on the 18th green, putting for birdie to tie for lead!

  46. Caroline Mooresixhours I make a pretty good baby bed, apparently. Also: Love the wrap!

  47. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Phil at 14 under, tied for lead, putting for birdie.

  48. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Oh he missed by inches! But he will make birdie i think.

  49. Norma Wilsonnormasdailyart Almost finished the portrait I have been working on. Now time to paint another farm animal! Cute one ends soon! http://tinyurl.com/bejgxg

  50. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Freddy for EAGLE!!!! GO IN THE HOLE!!!!!

  51. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Dang, I got a call from my dad, almost missed the best moments here

  52. progolferdigestprogolferdigest GO Freddy Couples!!!

  53. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Freddy on the par 5 in two, pretty close

  54. scottish007scottish007 Phil’s hand placement on his putter stroke has to the lowest on tour.

  55. progolferdigestprogolferdigest @dav0014 Phil and Fred both putting for eagle

  56. David Richardsdav0014 My mum has now desided that the German for pillow is punfundunfen … :S weird :)

  57. scottish007scottish007 Not so great from Phil

  58. scottish007scottish007 Beautiful shot from Couples

  59. David Richardsdav0014 @progolferdigest : Who is out there? and what is the leading 4?

  60. progolferdigestprogolferdigest People still call Fred Couples “Boom Boom”?
  61. progolferdigest Boom Boom is the Parallax golf club Fred Couples used to promote 20 years ago or so.

  62. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Freddy Couples, 13 under, 2 more holes to go, Gary McCord calls him Boom Boom.

  63. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Andres Romero at 12 under, not his day.

  64. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Rori makes a birdie and back to 13 under. He could have a chance by making another one on 18th

  65. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Better watch out for Phil once he starts birding

  66. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Phil at 16th, make the first birdie of the day! at 14 under!

  67. Jim & KellyJimandKelly @twot yeah but the burgers are darn good

  68. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Steve Stricker most likely make a bogey here, meaning there’s going to be a playoff?

  69. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Steve Stricker 3rd shot on 18th, gets within 12 feet, not the best shot.

  70. Jim & KellyJimandKelly @John_Corey 5 yrs in Myrtle and 4 in Snowshoe. Beats the heck out of paying a 25 – 35% rental fee to an agent

  71. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Freddy Couples just misses his birdie putt on 16th, darn

  72. progolferdigestprogolferdigest K.J. Choi on 17th, makes a birdie to go 13 under, he might have a chance now.

  73. progolferdigestprogolferdigest 17th, Rori Sabbatini hits his 3rd close within 3 feet but he’s already out of the tournament as far as I can see.

  74. Jim & KellyJimandKelly @consultski yeah – several times from PIT to MYR. They have the only non stop flight. They use planes from Virgin Atlantic

  75. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Go Freddy Couples!!!

  76. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Well, 3 more holes for the last group at the Northern Trust Open, I really hope Freddy Couples win, my predicted winner

  77. progolferdigestprogolferdigest @dav0014, Northern Trust Open on CBS.

  78. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Okay, commercials now, darn it.

  79. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Steve Stricker still in trouble if he cannot get up and down, might even lose to Freddy or Phil, both who are in great position to make bird

  80. progolferdigestprogolferdigest Exciting, Phil and Fred are both 2 back, 3 more holes to play for them.

Northern Trust Open Live on Twitter!

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Well, I am currently doing a live coverage of the Northern Trust Open on my Twitter, you can watch live action here at my twitter account.

Recommended Irons of the Week – Titleist Z Blend Forged Irons!

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I personally use Titleist irons, specifically the 690MB forged irons which they don’t sell anymore but the new Titleist Z Blend forged irons are probably the new, equivalent of those.

I could probably tell you a lot of things about the features but let’s just say this is the recommended club for any low-handicapper to scratch players as it’s forgiving while the forged metal gives you more control over your ball flight.

Another very important thing 99% of golfers forget is the length, lie and loft of the irons.  You need to get every iron set you get “fitted” correctly.  FYI, my length is 1″ over standard, and lie is 2 degrees upright, and I have all my irons delofted about 1/2 a club since I tend to hit my iron shots quite high.

Choosing your set of golf clubs is important but without proper adjustments, you will hit the ball consistently to the left or right plus the fact that if your lie is off, you will hit the ball fat or thin even if you hit it perfect.

Titleist Z•B Forged irons are high performance, blended cavity-to-muscle back forged irons with traditional feel, superior looks and shot control for the highly skilled player.

The Z•B Forged irons blended set features cavity back long irons for playability and partial cavity mid irons blending to muscle back short irons for shot control. The contemporary Z back design precisely distributes weight from the heel into the toe, locating the center of gravity in the center of the face for solid feel.

Check out these Irons though, they look really nice.

Smart Ball Marker!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

For hundreds of years, professional and amateur golfers alike have been using a coin to mark their balls.  Now, here’s a new, innovative Smart Ball Marker from Titleist developement team that will help you align the ball better while also preserving the location of the ball much better.

Great concept and I am sure a bunch of pros are using this already on tour.

SAN MARCOS, Calif. — Scotty Cameron was excited. Actually, he was more than excited. He was pumped up, his enthusiasm bubbling over as he was proudly displaying his latest innovation.

It’s called the Scotty Cameron Ball Tool and it’s basically the next generation in ball markers. It’s a simple flat, square piece of metal with a small semi-circular indention cut into one side where the golf ball goes. Stamped on the marker right next to the indention is a series of alignment markers that allows the player to line up his putt even after he marks his ball.

Cameron got the idea earlier this year after he became aggravated watching professional golfers spend so much time going back and forth between the ball and the hole to make sure their balls were aimed properly at the cup.

via pgatour