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Lowry banks big on confidence after grittiest round: "I had to go right the bottom of the well for that one”

Shane Lowry hits his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 100th PGA Championship held at Bellerive Golf Club on August 12, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America) Shane Lowry banked much more than a cheque for €1.04 million in the Arabian Desert on Saturday — he rediscovered his confidence and stashed some away for major days to...
Tags: Sport, Ryder Cup, Golf, Lee Westwood, Paul Mcginley, European Tour, Portugal, Shane Lowry, Richard, Padraig Harrington, Lowry, Abu Dhabi HSBC, Neil, Harrington, Arabian Desert, Valderrama


Long Shot Cashes in at Desert Classic

Adam Long holed a 14 foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole of The Desert Classic Sunday afternoon that changed his life. In so doing, he rained all over Phil Mickelson’s victory parade and likewise put a damper on Adam Hadwin’s bid for his second win on the PGA Tour. “It was one of those putts that you just stand over and you know that you’re going to make,” he told Golf Channels George Savaricas in a post round interview.… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Pga, Golf Channel, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Pga Tour, Sunday, Masters, The Masters, Mickelson, MacDonald, Adam Hadwin, Chip Shots, Adam Long, George Savaricas


2020 Volkswagen Golf Spotted at German McDonalds?

Despite the 2020 Volkswagen Golf arriving later this year, VW hasn’t done much to tease it. In fact, the only glimpses we’ve had of it were of the Sasquatch variety — unconfirmed, low-resolution images taken in the wild before the elusive creature vanishes. There’s now another one. Last week, Instagram user johannes.vag captured a couple of […] The post 2020 Volkswagen Golf Spotted at German McDonalds? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Instagram, Vw, Golf, Autos, Leaks, Mcdonalds, Volkswagen, New Cars, Volkswagen Golf, News Blog, Leaked Photos, Product Planning, New Models, Hatchbacks, 2020 Volkswagen Golf, Mk8 Golf


Tiger Woods paired with Xander Schauffele and Tony Finau at Torrey Pines, other featured groups revealed

Tiger Woods' 2019 debut will have a familiar setting, but feature an unfamiliar pairing. The PGA Tour announced on Monday the 14-time major champ will be paired at this week's Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines with Xander Schauffele and Tony Finau on Thursday and Friday. Although, both players have climbed into the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking, neither have ever played an official round with Woods before.
Tags: News, Golf, Pga Tour, Torrey Pines, Tony Finau, Xander Schauffele


Vokey adds Slate Blue Finish Option to SM7 Wedge Lineup

The one-year refresh on products with 2-year lifecycles is all the rage right now. If it’s chrome, PVD is the standard play (unfortunately). But how do you keep it fresh when black is already in the lineup? If you’re Vokey, the answer is Slate Blue. Good answer. The latest iteration of Vokey’s take on blue found its way into the lineup in limited form last fall with the release of the Wedge Works 60° T Grind. Beginning January 31st, the finish will be available across the entire Vokey SM7 line...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Mcc, New Releases, Vokey, Slate Blue, VB Wings


Rickie Fowler talks about his switch to TaylorMade's TP5x golf ball

Rickie Fowler has won four times on the PGA Tour and amassed more than $34 million in career earnings. Now in his 10th full season on the PGA Tour, Fowler is making a monumental shift in his equipment, changing to TaylorMade's TP5x ball (the number 15, in homage to his motocross days) in a multiyear agreement that also will have him wearing the company's Tour Preferred Glove. Fowler spoke with Golf Digest's equipment editor E. Michael Johnson on the process of making the switch, t...
Tags: News, Golf, Pga Tour, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Golf Digest, Michael Johnson, Fowler, Taylormade


Tiger Woods embarks on another 'sophomore' season, hoping its better than the first one

Hype and hope, if they're not siblings, are at least first cousins, separated only by a vowel, but otherwise indistinguishable in the case of Tiger Woods, 2019. There are no metrics to measure hype, so with Tiger preparing to make his 2019 debut at the Farmers Insurance Open this week, his first tour start since winning the Tour Championship, we are left to gauge it with the ear test, and what we're hearing sounds not altogether different than it did in 1998. Former Golf World editor J...
Tags: News, Golf, Sports Illustrated, Farmers Insurance Open, Jaime Diaz


First Look – PING G410 Plus and G410 SFT Drivers

The PING identity is rooted in MOI, forgiveness, and a no trade-off mentality that doesn’t allow for advancement in one area if it diminishes performance in another. It’s the reason why PING seldom, if ever, takes a step backward, or even sideways with new products. It’s a mindset that all but guarantees that a new PING product will outperform what came before it. That commitment, however, brings with it its own trade-off. The unfortunate reality of the modern world is that consistency and depen...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Ping, Paul Wood, New Releases, TaylorMade Callaway, ALTA CB, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange non, Paul Wood PING


Happy 79th Birthday Jack Nicklaus

Happy 79th Birthday Jack Nicklaus. We will never see another like Jack Nicklaus, and for ... Read more. The post Happy 79th Birthday Jack Nicklaus appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
Tags: Sport, Golf, Jack Nicklaus


First Look – 2019 Ping G410 Irons

PING’s G-Series is the proverbial bread and butter of its iron line up. It’s the one-ski quiver which sits at the top of the bell curve and offers players a forgiving distance iron with more precision and consistency than some might expect out of a game-improvement iron. Ping’s i500 iron is a player’s iron with distance attributes while the G700 is the most forgiving model PING offers. The G410 sits in between these two. Contrary to some of its competitors, PING tech talks tend to limit fluff an...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Irons, Nippon, Ping, Moi, New Releases, AWT, Hydropearl, Dynamic Gold Nippon Modus


First Look – PING G410 Fairways and Hybrids

Without compromise. That’s PING’s anthem and guiding design principle when evaluating whether new product is ready for market. The challenge is to take a step forward in all major performance areas without taking any steps, even small ones, backward. As a result, it’s fair to consider PING as perhaps the most cautious and calculated of the major OEMs – and that’s not a bad thing.    Shiny, sparkly and highly caffeinated product releases aren’t exactly its modus operandi. As such, with PING’s G4...
Tags: Nike, Sport, Golf, Ping, New Releases, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange, PING Alta CB Red


First Look – 2019 Ping G410 Crossover

The original PING Crossover was famously not a driving iron. Two iterations later, is the G410 version a driving iron? Well, mostly. On the hybrid-driving iron continuum, PING’s G410 Crossover tilts more closely to the nebulous “driving iron” label than the two previous Crossover editions. That said, PING is billing this version as one which looks, feels, and fits like an iron, but retains the most beneficial characteristics (forgiveness and ball speed) of a hybrid. For those familiar with the...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Ping, New Releases, Carpenter Steel, AWT


First Look: Srixon Z-Forged Irons

Never mind most of us aren’t anywhere near good enough to play them, but good gravy a nice set of blades can make your nether-regions do the Ball Striker’s Rumba all day and all of the night. Blades are the true eye candy of the golf world, and serious golf companies are measured by how sleek, sexy and downright gorgeous their blades are. Srixon has blades, so by definition, it’s a serious golf company. How serious depends on how sleek, sexy and gorgeous you find their new Z-Forged irons. My hu...
Tags: Japan, Sport, Golf, Irons, Oakley, Huntington Beach, New Releases, Srixon, Nippon Modus, Zack Oakley, Ball Striker 's Rumba, Art Meets Function Club, Techwise


Lowry officially 41st in the world

Shane Lowry hits his tee shot on the 13th hole during the third round of the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive in St. Louis, Missouri in 2018. Photo by Montana Pritchard/PGA of America Shane Lowry’s dramatic Abu Dhabi HSBC victory has catapulted him 34 places to 41st in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.The Offaly man (31) is also top of the Race to Dubai heading to this we...
Tags: Japan, New York, Sport, Thailand, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, European Tour, Wgc, Dubai, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington, Memphis, Pebble Beach, Paul Casey


GUI and ILGU officials thrilled by resounding "Yes" to Golf Ireland proposal

100 percent of ILGU clubs voted in favour of the proposal to form Golf Ireland at the Red Cow Moran Hotel on Saturday. At the GUI meeting, 94 percent were in favour. Picture: ILGU ILGU Chief Executive Sinead Heraty and GUI CEO Pat Finn hailed the Saturday's 94 per cent vote in favour of the creation of Golf Ireland as a clear mandate to take Irish golf into the 21st century.After ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Dublin, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi, GUI, Finn, Agm, Leinster Golf, Pat Finn, ILGU, Sinead Heraty, Golf Ireland, Knightsbrook Hotel, Heraty


Phil Mickelson lives up (or down) to his reputation as 'a fabulous enigma'

Phil Mickelson is the official ambassador of the Desert Classic, which could not ask for a more accommodating host, his generosity extending to a putter that helped orchestrate the least likely outcome the PGA Tour might see this season. Adam Long emerged from obscurity on Sunday and won the Desert Classic and Mickelson lost it, the least recognizable player in the field beating the most recognizable player, and who could have envisioned either of those happening? Give Long credit.
Tags: News, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Mickelson, Adam Long


Doherty edges out O’Rourke in Hilary opener

Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links Corrstown’s Alan Doherty won the opening Hilary Golf Society outing of the season at a cool and blustery Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.The scratch handicapper made three birdies in his last six holes to card a one-under par 70 and edge out Naas four-handicapper Lloyd O’Rourke after a countback. Another Corrstown man, Chris O’Connor, won the gross wi...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Dublin, HILARY, Doherty, Naas, Amateur golf, Hilary Golf Society, Chris O'Connor, Alan Doherty, O'Rourke, Seapoint Golf Links, Portmarnock Hotel Golf Links Corrstown, Lloyd O'Rourke, Another Corrstown, Mike Kelly Naas


Golf Is Everywhere: End Table Edition

I spotted this golf-themed end table at a local thrift store. It even has a ... Read more. The post Golf Is Everywhere: End Table Edition appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
Tags: Sport, Furniture, Golf, Golf Is Everywhere, End Table


Mickelson chasing 44th PGA Tour win as Power's struggles continue

Seamus Power goes through his paces at PING HQ last year Seamus Power has work to do to get his season back on track after he missed his fifth cut in a row and his sixth in seven PGA Tour starts this season at the Desert Classic in California.The West Waterford man added a one-under 71 at the Nicklaus Tournament Course to rounds of 74 and 73 to miss the nine-under par cut by 11 st...
Tags: Spain, Sport, Canada, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, Brooks Koepka, Mickelson, Adam Hadwin, Torrey Pines, LA QUINTA, Farmers Insurance Open, Seamus Power, Nick Bradley


Evil on the Golf Course

Last September the golf world was stunned when a young, talented golfer was savagely murdered on the golf course. Celia Barquín Arozamena an Iowa State student and former Big 12 Player of the Year was attacked while playing a solo round on one of the colleges home courses, Coldwater Golf Links in Ames, Iowa. To an eastcoaster Ames, Iowa sounds like small town America with farms, familes and brings to mind cornfields, friendly neighbors and the “Field of Dreams” question:… Continue Reading →
Tags: Murder, America, Sport, Iowa, Golf, Golf Course, Iowa State, Ames Iowa, Chip Shots, Golf World, Family and Friends, Alan Shipnuck, Celia Barquin Arozamena, Coldwater Golf Links, Golf Links, Microcosm


Purcell completes magical weekend with Australian Amateur win at 37th

Conor Purcell with the Australian Amateur Championship trophy Portmarnock's Conor Purcell completed a magical weekend for Irish golf when he triumphed at the 37th to become the first Irishman to win the Australian Amateur Championship in the event's 125-year history.Just hours after Shane Lowry's epic Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship win and the historic vote by Irish clubs (94%) to ap...
Tags: Australia, US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, New South Wales, Sydney, Melbourne, Shane Lowry, Kensington, Facetime, Geelong, Gary, Mary, Joey, Nathan


94% - Golf Ireland approved overwhelmingly - new body to go "live" in 2021

There were cheers and a round of applause as the results were announced at the ILGU’s AGM at the Red Cow Moran hoel Irish golf heralded the breaking of a new dawn on Saturday when a proposal by the ILGU and the GUI to form one governing body for men and women — Golf Ireland — was approved overwhelmingly.Separate meetings were held with 100 per cent of the clubs voting in favour of...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Dublin, GUI, Griffin, Ross, Agm, John Treacy, Amateur golf, Irish Ladies Golf Union ILGU, ILGU, Shane Ross, Sport Ireland, Golfing Union of Ireland GUI, Clodagh Hopkins


Lowry thrilled "bottle" remains intact as he lays Oakmont hoodoo to rest

Shane Lowry shakes hands with Andrew Landry at the end of their round during the final round of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. on Sunday, June 19, 2016. (Copyright USGA/Joel Kowsky) Shane Lowry was thrilled with the "bottle" he showed as he snatched the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship from Richard Sterne and put his Oakmont nightmare behind him with a clutc...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Dustin Johnson, Johnson, Shane Lowry, Abu Dhabi, Richard, Padraig Harrington, Doha, Lowry, Pittsburgh, Majors, Oakmont, Oakmont Country Club, Richard Sterne


Purcell to put the "foot down" in Australian Amateur final

Portmarnock Golf Club’s Conor Purcell. Picture: Pat Cashman Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell plans to attack from the start and make as many birdies as he can when he faces local hope Nathan Barbieri in the 36-hole final of the Australian Amateur Championship in Melbourne tonight.The 21-year old from Malahide beat Australian Kyle Michel 1 up in the quarterfinals and went on to produce ...
Tags: Australia, Germany, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Melbourne, Kyle, Purcell, Michel, Portmarnock, Malahide, Barbieri, Amateur golf, Robin Dawson, Jordie, Jannik


10 potential problems with your golf equipment

"A good craftsman never blames his tools" is a popular adage in golf, yet not always accurate. Yes, the golfer made the erroneous swing, but perhaps the clubs are what lead to that wayward, missed shot. How so, you ask?
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Golf Swing Lesson: A Slow Backswing Doesn’t Hurt Your Golf Swing Speed

Salt was musing at how nearly every high handicapper he met was obsessed with their golf swing speed.  They wrongly equated a slow backswing with a slow golf swing.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Just them Salt saw a curious gentleman in the distance. Or rather, he heard him. He was pounding drivers on the range, one after the other. He could hit the ball a long way indeed. Sometimes he would carry his drives 250 yards, very long for an amateur. Salt was watching him hit ball after ba...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Jim, Gary Woodland, Golf Swing, Golf Swing Video, Golf Lesson, Golf Swing Lesson, Jim Pleased, Salt Not, Salt Don, Pepper Jim


Mickelson two clear as Power faces another missed cut

Phil Mickelson is leading at La Quinta Seamus Power is facing his fifth missed cut in a row and his sixth in seven starts this season after following his opening 74 at the Stadium Course with a one-over 73 at La Quinta Country Club in the Desert Classic in California.At three-over par, the West Waterford man (31) may need to shoot 60 at the Nicklaus Tournament Course today to make...
Tags: California, Sport, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcilroy, Justin Rose, Pga Tour, San Diego, Mickelson, Adam Hadwin, Torrey Pines, LA QUINTA, Farmers Insurance Open, West Waterford, Steve Marino, Jon Rahm


Russell's links love affair in full swing

Conor Russell, Head Professional, Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links They say that if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life and that's undoubtedly true of Conor Russell as he prepares to celebrate two years as Head Professional at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.A native of Blackrock, just outside Dundalk, the 41-year old Louth man is loving every minut...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Dublin, Kerry, Galway, Blackrock, Douglas, St Andrews, Sutton, Russell, Dundalk


The Golf Ball Guide: Multi-Piece Golf Balls

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Tags: Sport, Golf, Delta, Wilson, Taylormade, The Armchair Golfer


Lefty Lights It Up at La Quinta

Phil Mickelson shook off the rust of his winter hiatus from golf with a scintillating 60 at the LaQuinta resort course in his 2019 season debut. La Quinta is one of three Palm Desert Courses that hosts this long held event in the mountains of Southern California and it is the easiest of the group to go low on. This year’s event, which pairs pro’s and celebrities in a free wheeling pro-am format, is known simply as the Desert Classic… Continue Reading →
Tags: Sport, Golf Channel, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Tom Watson, Golf Course, Pebble Beach, Southern California, Bob Hope, Mickelson, LA QUINTA, Arnold Palmer, Chip Shots, Bob Hope Desert Classic, LAQUINTA, Desert Course