Posts Tagged ‘golfing’

PING Hoofer Golf Bag Review!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

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Even after I turned pro, my favorite golf bag is still the PING Hoofer bag.  it’s been part of my golfing career ever since PING came out with it 10+ years ago.

I am not a really fan of ugly, oversized PING golf clubs, but I am an avid fan of their golf bags since like 1992.

I got my Hoofer bag back in around 1998 I think and it still looks new and definitely recommended over all other stand-up bags out on the market today.

The simplicity of PING bag stands never break and will stand well on any slopes on the golf course whereas other stand-up bags I’ve had either fell or broke within couple months of use.

Another feature of PING hoofer bags is that they are super-light, lighter than most other stand-up bags out there.

Hoofer bag’s double strap is also great for your shoulders and very, very comfortable.

If you are thinking about buying a new golf bag, I highly recommend this PING Hoofer bag, no exceptions!

Price: $189.95 on Amazon

Letter From a Reader on Masters 2009!

Monday, April 13th, 2009
Well, I guess my last blog post on the “mental” analysis of the top players at the 2009 Masters encouraged one of my readers to respond back.
Anyways, my analysis was from my professional golfing experience, true and nothing but the truth with facts I can backup.
Of course, they wouldn’t say this on TV because the big media doesn’t want to start a controversy.  What I say may start one but this blog post is to clarify that and I hold nothing back as I am an independent media, I don’t write to make people happy, not that I try to make people feel bad either.
Letter from Reader:
Dear Friend:
Your attitude on your web page amazes me. I never in all my years in golf ever known a person who actually roots against another golfer. You are the first and I hope the last. You seem bent on proving that someone choked in the Masters.  We  did not hear anyone else claim such a  fact and I did not see any indication of that although it is obvious that all would be nervous to some extent. Tired perhaps but no yips that I could see so I don’t know where you are getting your evidence. It is silly to think someone could be leading or within a few strokes of the lead and would just melt down as you suggested.  Making a bogey is not a melt down. I believe Tiger and Phil doubled a few during the round and he did not melt down did they? The real reason that the Argentinian won  was due to the fact that his short game was a little better and he could lob his wedges rather than depending on spin to control those shots around the green. Why don’t you give credit rather than just be a front runner and root for Tiger who has been very very fortunate to make some of those putts in the past.  He may never win a major again so who knows. Tiger has been a  great player but he is in for a miserable life if his only satisfaction comes when he is winning because the winning will stop for everyone. His cursing is repulsive and he acts like a spoiled child who needed his parent’s disciplining. If Tiger is your hero you are deceived as he is and I hope that is not the case. The real pros are the Kenny Perrys and others who have decent things to say about their competitors who give it their best shot and go home knowing that they did the best they could wishing for a better outcome next time.
My response:
Hi Nick,

Thanks for your comments but my thoughts are from professional golfing experiences, this may be hard to understand but competitive golf can be analyzed mentally and that’s what I did.

Usually, people will analyze people’s swings, I analyze the thought processes of the players because I know how.

I did not root against another golfer, I simply predicted what would happen, Kenny and Chad both never had dealt with pressure of majors, that is a fact, not hatorade.

My predictions could have easily gone the other way, Perry could have easily won but even he said afterwards that he could not stand the pressure of majors, referenced here:

So you know, I have a lot of memories. It just seems like when I get down to one of these deals I can’t seem to execute. Great players make it happen, and your average players don’t. And so that’s the way it is.

Kenny Perry admits himself that he could not “execute” and he doesn’t consider himself a “great player”.  But he is a great player, he just can’t win majors until he can think that he can.  Golf is a self-fulfilling prophecy more often than not, the player must not defeat himself in his mind before he can win anything.

As a pro player who have melted down numerous times, I know exactly what those players are going through and that’s my analysis, my blog title reads, “Pro Golfer Digest” not “Golf Digest”.

My opinions will come from a very competitive background so they might come off a little harsh but I can back up my facts.

Anyways, no hard feelings, like I said on the blog post in case you missed it, golf is NOT about winning but what you do afterwards.

Kenny did a great job btw of handling his defeat but I don’t have to get into that, there are plenty of articles from other media and whatnot to cover that.  If I wrote the same things they wrote, no one would read my blog and you probably wouldn’t be e-mailing this to me.  Besides, most people who write stuff like that aren’t even scratch golfers.

Anyways, I’d like to put this on the blog if you don’t mind, everyone “could” have won including Kenny, Chad, Tiger, and Phil.  But golf has only 1 winner, that’s a sad fact of golf. If golf was fair to EVERYONE, I wouldn’t be writing this blog right now, I would be on the PGA Tour long time ago.

Please also note that I praised Angel Cabrera because he won, if I were only Tiger fan, I would have stopped watching after Tiger fell short.

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

Golf Green Doormat

Monday, March 16th, 2009

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Now you can make your doormat into a golf green with the golf green doormat.  How cool is that?

Bring a bit of the Belfry to your doorstep with our Golf Green Doormat. This humorous piece of home décor is sure to make you the envy of all your golfing buddies, and probably puts you in good stead for that long sought after golf club captaincy position you have been after.

via spinninghat

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.

Greg Norman “doesn’t” win the British Open, but watch out…

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Greg Norman doesn’t win the British Open today but it was a exciting 1st 3 rounds watching one of my golfing heroes battle it out at 53 years old.

What’s amazing is that Greg has just broke through his 15-year old dryspell of bad rounds.  Heck, he is now officially playing the next year’s Masters.

If Greg Norman practiced before this week’s Open, he might have won by 5 or 10 shots.  Even with Tiger Woods around, he probably would have won for sure.

Now, it’s up to Greg Norman to believe in himself again and win couple more majors before he really “retires” from major golf.

The same couldn’t be said about Rocco Mediate because it’s different.

Heck, Greg Norman is capable of breaking any of that old-age records.  He just proved it to us.

Maybe his last round 77 wasn’t one of his best but I will be waiting for some more top finishes from the former #1 golfer of the world.

Congrats to the winner but I think Greg Norman probably “won” in his terms, outlasted every one of the best golfers of the world.

I look forward to couple more 54-hole leads on Sunday from Greg.

British Open – Can Greg Norman Win It?

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

The news around the block is that Greg Norman might be able to win this year’s British Open if he only believed in himself again.

The former British Champion, Greg Norman, is 1 off the lead by shooting an even par today.

I believe Greg Norman has couple majors that the golfing world owes him.  At numerous majors, Greg Norman either got struck by lightening (metaphor here that is) or he simply gave it to the guy standing next to him.

I thought Greg Norman would have won many more majors if he only believed in himself again.

I mean for like 10 years or so, he was the shark.  Perhaps, Tigers do scare away sharks but come on.

It’d be like my dream come true if Greg Norman could win the Open this weekend at age 53.

Maybe that’s just my speculation but what the heck, Greg deserve one for sure.

Ben Hogan explains his Change to a Fade

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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In case you don’t know about Ben Hogan’s golfing career, Ben didn’t start winning a lot of tournaments until he started to “fade” the ball from left to right.

Why?

Ben Hogan was one of the worst “hookers” of the golf ball.  In this video, Ben explains his change to a “fade”.

Video of Tiger Woods as a Junior Golfer

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

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Here’s a very interesting video of Tiger’s junior golfing life between 1 and 20.  Lol, you can take some tips on how to get your daughter/son to become a great golfing legend.

My Last Swing Thoughts…

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

I haven’t been golfing that much lately other than hitting some balls. (actually just once this year)

My last outing went pretty well though so here are my key thoughts:

1. Swing in rhythm

2. Really feel like standing up.

3. Swing like butter, like Freddy Couples.

4. During practice, hit each ball with thought and quality. Don’t just bang 100 balls and tell yourself you’ve practiced. Even though I don’t practice much or even play ever, I can pretty much take money from everyone because I practice “quality” practicing. This is definitely psychological effect that “quality” practice can give you, by letting you only see your best efforts. If you simply bang balls and not give it your 200% on every practice shot, exact same thing will happen during a round of golf and you’ve just wasted an hour of hitting balls.

Phew, that’s about it. Now, I really gotta take some videos again…