Archive for the ‘Golf News’ Category

Mini Golf on the Roof of a House!

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Here’s a cool house with a Mini-golf at the roof of the house.   I do like this a lot but I’d probably rather put real putting greens on the roof.

via woohome

Golf Game for the iPhone!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

A new golf game is available for the iPhone.  Please knock yourselves out.

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 4, 2008 – RESETgame has developed the first golf game available for iPhone. The product, Par 72 Golf, features three 18 hole golf courses set in desert, ocean and mountain environments. The game also features user choice of male or female avatar, 3D rendered graphics, and realistic physics. The game is designed for busy professional smart phone users who would like to take time out for a relaxing round of golf. Play is easy, quick and fun.

In addition to Par 72 Golf, the company has also developed the very first 3D shooter game for the iPhone, Tank Ace 1944. The first 3D Pool game for iPhone, Vegas Pool Sharks and the first volleyball game for iPhone, Beach Volleyball. All four games are available now on the iPhone App store. The games also work on the iPod Touch device.

via prweb

Zakiya Randall, 17-Year-Old Female Teen Wins Against Adult-Men Amateurs!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Here’s an upcoming LPGA star Zakiya Randall, a 17 year old teen who won against top male amateurs players in Georgia.  I know Georgia has some really good players and this means watch out Michelle Wie!

Here’s the full press release:

Zakiya Randall, 17-Year-Old Teen Golf Star, Fondly Known by Fans as “Z” makes history and becomes the Only and Youngest Female to win on the Georgia Golf Amateur Tour.

Atlanta (PRWEB) September 11, 2008 — Zakiya Randall, 17-Year-Old Teen Golf Star, Fondly Known by Fans as “Z” makes history and becomes the Only and Youngest Female to win on the Golf Channel Georgia Tour. After already qualifying for the Georgia Golf Channel Championship by placing in the Top Percentile on the most difficult level of play on the Golf Tour, she goes on to Win the Final Tournament of the Season on September 7, 2008 at Arbor Springs Golf & Resort Club also known as the Coweta Club in Newnan, Georgia.

Zakiya Randall
Zakiya Randall
I am excited to be able to win on one of the most challenging golf courses in Georgia against some of the best Adult-Men Amateur players on the Georgia Golf Tour

“I am excited to be able to win on one of the most challenging golf courses in Georgia against some of the best Adult-Men Amateur players on the Georgia Golf Tour,” Randall said. “I have been working on some swing mechanics for further improvements so this win on the Tour in the Final Tournament of the season is really special.”

The field included approximately 50 of some of the best Adult-Men Amateur Tour Players in Georgia. She now joins an Elite list of amateur level golfers that has also Qualified to play at the National Level on the Golf Channel Tour.

Zakiya, known by fans as “Z”, has become a media darling. She has been in Sports Illustrated, EBONY Magazine, on Tavis Smiley Radio Show, The Golf Channel TV Show, Nominated as a Finalist for outstanding talents and have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers and on-line journals around the world.

Randall took up Golf at the age of 10 and after winning a series of Tennis tournaments she was immediately successful in Golf, winning ‘Player of the Year’ Honors. To become a part of this exciting experience and make a donation or for more information, visit www.zakiyarandall.com.

Golf Ball History – Featheries, Gutta Percha, and more…

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Golf balls have been developed for over the last 500-600 years or so and it’s very interesting to note that golf balls in the beginning, consisted of bird feathers stuffed inside some cow/horse leather called, “Featherie”.

Now, these featheries were great for couple hundered years.

Here’s an excerpt from golfeurope.com on featherie history:

In 1618 the feather golf ball or ‘Featherie’ was introduced. This was a handcrafted ball made with goose feathers tightly packed into a horsefeatherie golf ball or cow hide sphere. The feathers and leather were fashioned into a ball while wet. As the assembly dried out the leather shrank and the feathers expanded to create a hardened ball. The ball was then finished off by painting it and punched with the ball-makers mark. Quality varied according to the skill of the craftsman. Unfortunately, the handcrafted nature of the balls meant that they were priced beyond the pockets of the masses, sometimes more expensive than a club. Notable ball-makers of the 1600s were Andrew Dickson, Leith and Henry Mills, St Andrews.

Next up is the Gutta Percha, made from the rubber tree sap given off by the Gutta tree.  These balls were definitely easy to mold but couldn’t really travel beyond 200 yards.  They still didn’t have “dimples” which allow golf balls to travel further.

Here’s an excerpt from thedesignshop.com on Gutta Percha history:

The first “Gutta” ball is believed to have been made in 1848 by the Rev. Dr. Robert Adams Paterson from gutta-percha packing material. Gutta-percha is the evaporated milky juice or latex produced from a tree most commonly found in Malaysia. It is hard and non-brittle and becomes soft and impressible at the temperature of boiling water. Gutta balls, were handmade by rolling the softened material on a board. The new durability of the Gutta, together with its much lower cost, resistance to water, and improved run, provided rejuvenation to the game of golf. Not without some resistance from traditionalists, the Gutta gradually replaced the Feathery.

After that, there’s the rubber core golf ball, then balatas, and now 3-piece core balls.

Perhaps, one day, golf manufacturers will start making these cool featheries and gutta perchas for the masses to enjoy.  Imagine playing your same 7,000 yard championship course with these old balls.  Then, you will be able to appreciate modern golf equipment.

Well, there it is and I hope you enjoyed a little history of golf balls.

Here’s some golf ball history resource links you might want to check out:

Americans win the 2008 RyderCup!

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Americans win the Ryder Cup this year pretty easily.  (without trying)

I think it was really unfair for the Europeans as the American players had better players this year.  Well, I cannot prove it by any statistics but take a look at how the teams faired on Sunday here as proof:

Match 1 – FINAL
Wins 5 & 4
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Match 2 – FINAL
Halved
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Match 3 – FINAL
Wins 5 & 3
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Match 4 – FINAL
Wins 3 & 2
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Match 5 – FINAL
Wins 3 & 2
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Match 6 – FINAL
Wins 4 & 2
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Match 7 – FINAL
Wins 2 & 1
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Match 8 – FINAL
Wins 2 & 1
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Match 9 – FINAL
Wins 2 & 1
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Match 10 – FINAL
Wins 3 & 2
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Match 11 – FINAL
Wins 2 & 1
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Match 12 – FINAL
Wins 2 & 1
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As you can see, every American player beat every European player today, except for one halve.
Now, that’s hard to do unless you got some great players.

Azinger asserted repeatedly in the months leading up to the matches that experience was overrated, that what he preferred to have populating his team were hot hands and not wise heads. It was the reason he wanted to change the qualifying structure and to double his captain’s picks to four.

Split equally among rookies and veterans, the U.S. team clearly benefited from the infusion of new talent. The new blood posted a slightly better record, going 9-12-8 and scoring a collective 13 points. They went 4-1-1 in singles on Sunday, a record for singles wins by rookies. The U.S. veterans went 10-8-5 to contribute to 12½ points. They went 3-3 in singles.

Anthony Kim waxed Sergio Garcia in the first singles match to set the tone for the day, but he preceded that with infectious enthusiasm that seemed to light a fire under Phil Mickelson. Hunter Mahan won 3½ points and was the only player on either side to escape defeat playing five matches.

via rydercup

DIY – How to Make a Golf Ball Pool Table!

Sunday, August 31st, 2008
DIY - How to Make a Golf Ball Pool Table!

DIY - How to Make a Golf Ball Pool Table!

If you are a golf fanatic like me, you will not only go to the driving range daily, you will need to build yourself one of these cool Golf Ball Pool Tables which is basically a Pool Table with Golf Balls instead of the standard-size Pool balls.

It’s basically just a table-top pool table that uses golf balls. It’s actually quite fun and makes for a nice, quiet, drinking game. Plus, it stores as easily as a card table.

via instructables

Golf Shoe Slippers!

Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Golf Slippers!

Golf Slippers!

For the ultimate indoor golfing, you need to get these Golf Shoe Slippers which do resemble a real golf shoe while masked with slipper comfort.

After a long day at the office or hours spent shopping or even after a round of course play, nothing feels better than getting your feet into something really comfortable. Your feet will feel great and you’ll smile just looking at these oversized soft golf shoes.

These slippers are made of extra comfortable fleece fiber with a one inch thick high density foam inner sole, reinforced stiching, and durable treated outer sole. Flexible elastic ensures they are easy to get on and stay put.

via thegolfcollection

Full Swing Golf Indoor Golf Simulators!

Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Full Swing Golf Indoor Golf Simulators!

Full Swing Golf Indoor Golf Simulators!

For the ultimate golfing experience in your home, you need to get one of these fully-customizable Full Swing Golf Systems.

Basically, you can play golf at expensive courses without all the sunblock and traveling.

Looks like whole-lotta golf and fun without leaving your home.

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Also Amazon has a slew of great indoor full swing indoor golf simulators you can check out.

Floppy Indoor Golf Ball!

Thursday, August 28th, 2008
Floppy Indoor Golf Ball!

Floppy Indoor Golf Ball!

For the ultimate indoor golf experience, you might want to consider getting couple of these Floppy Indoor Golf Balls.

You can hit your 330-yard drives in your livingroom without any broken-windows.  Now, just make sure your hands are not wet, otherwise you WILL have broken ceilings.  (I have personally broke couple ceiling in my life)

The revolutionary indoor practice golf ball. Whether you want to practice your game at the office, or in your home. The Floppy® will give you the same feel and feedback of a golf ball but without the fear of damaging your property. Designed for the short game The Floppy works wonders with your wedges and short irons.

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Watch the FedEx Cup at Barclays Live!

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Remember, you can watch the FedEx Cup at Barclays live over at PGA Tour.com.

Here’s the link to watch the FedEx Cup at Barclays LIVE:

Watch FedEx Cup at Barclays LIVE on the internet