Amateur Golfers of Orlando

I was referred to this group from a gentleman I met through Stracka.com. They’re an amateur golf league called Amateur Golfers of Orlando who meet every third Sunday of the month. They’ve got about 140 members and have been around for 35 years. It looks like there’s an annual fee of $34.00 and they only…

All you ever wanted to know about the Ryder Cup

One of my favorite fellow golf bloggers wrote a 27 page document all about the Ryder Cup. It’s a very good read, pretty entertaining and informative. He’s offering it for free for anyone who cares to read it. Here’s the link. Ryder Cup Show this man some love for all the hard work he’s put…

Cool Tool from Stracka.com – Mobile Scoring

If you own a smart phone (Treo, Iphone, Instinct, Blackberry, Blueberry, Greenberry….), you should check this out. Mobile Scoring on Stracka.com It’s a cool tool Stracka has provided that lets you track your score while playing the round. You can track your strokes, putts, fairways in regulation and greens in regulation. It uploads the data…

I can’t believe this actually works….

The Link Freedom Debt Relief. I know this is way off topic, but I found it very interesting, and worthy of sharing. The company is called Freedom Debt Relief and they help people reduce their outstanding non asset debts like credit cards, lines of credit, etc.. They don’t do anything dealing with an asset involved,…

Falcon’s Fire Golf Course

Over the weekend, I made my way out to Falcon’s Fire, for an invigorating and at the same time, exhausting round of golf. I also gained some new insight into myself, and that is, I hate golfing alone. Thinking back, I can’t recall a single time I’ve ever golfed a full 18 holes solo. There’s…

Love these guys

Gabe & Tycho over at Penny Arcade are a couple of my favorite writers.  Gabe draws the comics and Tycho writes most of the content, they’ve been friends forever and they’ve turned what they love to do into a pretty lucrative business.  They’ve also done more than their fair share of charity work, including creating…

Something to kill the time, USGA Rules Quiz

If your crazy or extremely bored, check out the link below. It’s on the USGA website and it’s a golf rules quiz. There’s different difficulty levels depending on your skill level and you can choose 10, 18, or 25 question quizzes. USGA Rules Quizzes I took a 10 question basic and scored 6 out of…

Oldtimer records two holes-in-one in same round..

This is Ridiculous! A 66 year old long-haul trucker scores two holes-in-one in the same round!  Bob Hickey, from Gaylord Michigan (hickey, gaylord, man, it’s almost too hard to resist..), was playing Marsh Ridge when it happened. His first-ever ace was on the 10th hole a 167-yard par 3,  using a 7-iron. This is an…

Golf Etiquette courtesy of PGA.com

Interestingly enough, I found myself yet again at PGA.com…. I came across an article about golf etiquette and figured it’d be worth sharing. Arrive: * If caddies are available: o Remember caddie programs are an excellent way for young people to earn some money and be exposed to a sport that they can enjoy and…

My New Favorite Website Stracka.com

The website is called Stracka.com. It’s a myspace/facebook for Golf. Click on the link above to create an account. You create an account for free and you gain access to a whole bunch of goodies. It has a handicap calculator that displays your handicap with and without ESC. You can record your golf rounds, they…

Carl’s Golfland is Celebrating Their 50th Anniversary

These guys are based out of Michigan, so it’s not exactly an “Orlando Specific” deal, buuuut… due to the wonders of the internet, you too can partake of the celebration! I received an email about this and figured it was worth mentioning. For their 50th anniversary, they’re giving away 50 Ultimate Golf Experiences. I say…

Imagine Being This Guy…

The excerpt says this shot was for a car, watch where the ball goes. It looks like it went in the hole and bounced out to the left. Crazy….. and just to kill some more time with some impossible shots, check out this one. It’s Michael Jordan hitting a shout out of the sand. Guess…

You should be able to hit 100 yards with every club

Yes, crazy I know… Johnny Miller, one of the old school greats, was quoted saying “Players these days, ain’t got no class, no style in their swing, all they got is long hits and good technology, none have the finesse of the old days!” He was mentioned in an article where Mike Malaska asked him…

Playing Golf With the Boss

I’ve encountered this same article on more than one occasion and I read it every time I do. A lot of it is common sense, but there are some nuggets to be found. It’s written by a lady named Lisa Furlong and she gives tips on what to do if invited to play golf with…

Playing Zellwood Station Golf Club

Tried to play Dubsdread over the weekend but they were booked until 5:30pm on both Saturday & Sunday! I suppose it’s for the best, I contacted SkyCaddie about the new course layout to see if they had mapped it yet and they said there’s someone scheduled to map it but it hasn’t occurred yet. So…

Dubsdread Golf Course Re-opened

It is a very exciting day today! Dubsdread Golf Course has re-opened its doors today July, 11th 2008 after being closed for what.. two years renovating the course? It was originally opened in 1923 was the former site for the Orlando open and has hosted golf legends like Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Claude Harmon.…

Welcome Thomas!

Orlando Golf Blogger has signed on another writer, welcome Thomas! Thomas is a sports writer who is passionate about golf and loves to write about it. He’ll be writing a couple posts a week. Look forward to reading some of your posts! Dave

Ascending Weight in Steel Shafts

Perusing through my RSS reader I came across this article about steel shafts. Did you know that 85% of the PGA Tour have shafts who’s technology hasn’t really advanced in 28 years? Seems pretty crazy to me! Most use the True Temper Dynamic Gold. Graeme Horwood the VP of engineering and R&D at True Temper…

The one foot golf hole

Brandon Tucker over at worldgolf.com has a job that many would envy.. He has the laborious task of playing golf courses all over the globe and writing about them… sucks, I know… His most recent post was from Fleesensee, Germany where they have a resort course featuring golf holes that are one foot in diameter……

Top-Flite Gamer Golf Ball

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding this golf ball recently and I was unable to resist being swept up in the hype. Here’s the link I went to the old Special-T Golf up the street to inquire about this ball and the salesman had never heard of it… don’t ya hate that? So we…

SkyCaddie SG5

My thanks to Sara over at SkyGolf/SkyCaddie, who was kind enough to send me one of these to try out. So far I’ve used this baby on two golf courses, Ridgewood Lakes and Black Bear Golf Club and I’ve found it to be very useful and a much needed accessory to any golfers arsenal. Here’s…

Take care of your epidermis(skin)!

“IF YOU PLAY GOLF, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU’LL GET SKIN CANCER” Ronnie Kapriske wrote a pretty good article pertaining to golfers and skin cancer. It has a pretty disturbing opening line. Here’s the link: Burned To A Crisp The doctor interviewed in the article said “I don’t think it’s ignorance, and I don’t think…

Golf Digest Ambush of the O’toole brothers showdown

This is the first I’ve heard of this. Your personal golf outing could be featured in the pages of Golf Digest. Send Golf Digest the details of your next golf trip and you might get “ambushed” and be featured in the magazine. Here’s the link: Golf Digest Ambush This caught my attention because it mentioned…

Ridgewood Lakes Golf Club Review

I had the opportunity to head out to Ridgewood Lakes today, booked the tee-time through GolfNow.com Orlando and it only cost me $20 bucks! T’was a very good deal! Now, technically Ridgewood Lakes is located in Davenport but I still feel it’s close enough to fall under the Orlando umbrella. It has to be, it’s…