The Caesar Featherie Dimple-less Golf Ball

The cool folks over at the Caesar Golf Company sent me some of these Caesar Featherie golf balls to review. Played a round yesterday at Hunter’s Creek and tried them out. I know your probably asking why I went back there and my answer is a universal truth that we all can appreciate, “It was…

The Very Worst in Golf Fashion

I received this article via email. There’s some pretty interesting digs in these photos…. These are some of my favs… Below is Harry Vardon circa 1907. When I first looked a the photo I thought he was wearing a Nazi uniform… Crazy… Here’s John O’Leary circa 1970’s disco style. The hair is awesome! I’m surprised…

Evolution of the Golf Ball

This is pretty interesting. Here’s the history of the golf ball. In the earliest days of the game, wooden golf balls were used. I found this picture of a wooden golf ball, it’s probably a picture of a ball used by the British soldiers in the U.S during World War I. One of the earliest…

What age should you start your kids on Golf?

Being that I now have a three year old and a six day old, this is a very relevant question for me. I’ve been doing some digging around and here’s the answer. You should begin your kids golf tutelage only if they begin to show interest in the game. (read “don’t force your kid to…

New golfer in the family

Sorry I’ve been absent for a few days, but I bring good tidings! Over the weekend my wife gave birth to our second child! He was born Saturday, June 7th, 2008 (6-7-8) at 2:50pm. His name is Kai Seiji and he came out weighing in at a solid 7 lbs 1 oz 4 grams and…

X-out Golf Balls

I was reading Frank Talk over there at golfdigest.com. He’s a pretty entertaining fellow who discusses golf equipment. Here’s a link. Pretty much, he’s a dear Abbey for golf where people ask him questions and he writes responses up for everyone to read. 🙂 One of today’s questions was “What is the difference between X-out…

GolfNow.com – are you in the know?

In case any of you awesome folks have been hiding in a dark cave on the island next to the Dharma Initiative, I wanted to give you the heads up on a pretty sweet website. It’s called GolfNow.com! They provide discounts on Tee-times booked through them, sometimes up to 70% off! In Orlando alone, they’ve…

Little 3-wood advice from Butch

I’ve always been a hackmaster when it comes to hitting a 3-wood from the fairway.  One story that I’ll never forget. I was playing a round with my cousin/best friend on his home course in D.C.  We were neck and neck the entire round and the games bragging rights were all riding on the outcome…

Celebration Golf Club Review

I had the opportunity to play at Celebration Golf Club yesterday. It’s the 2nd course I’ve played out of the Orlando Golf Trail courses. The Orlando Golf Trail is a group of 10 Disney area golf courses located within short driving distance of Orlando, Florida. Let me preface this post by saying sorry for the…

Repairing Ball Marks

I was reading some of the threads on The Sand Trap and found a good thread about repairing ball marks that I wanted to share. Check out what Lake View Country Club made. Repairing Ball Marks The secret to success is disbursing this info out to as many golfers as possible. Also, you’ll find tons…

Hunters Creek Golf Course Review

Sorry for the delay in posting! I know everyone was waiting with bated breath.. Happy belated Memorial Day, it’s important for us to reflect on the sacrifices others have made in pursuit of life, liberty, and freedom. To celebrate memorial day, I played golf! Well, in the morning I golfed, the afternoon, I reflected.. <with…

Old Tom Morris Day

Found this article on the Hooked on Golf Blog. Today is the 100th year anniversary of his death, which occurred when he fell down the stairs while going into wine cellar of the new St. Andrews course he designed. He was 84 at the time. Old Tom Morris is the most influential figure in the…

Will this game help your game?

A new game for the Nintendo Wii came out this week, it’s called “Wii Fit.” I picked up a copy for my wife <ahem> and just to make sure it was working properly, I set it up and decided to give it a try. After playing it for about 40 minutes, I’ve got to say,…

How the greatest game on earth is helping veterans

Check out this article I found: Recovery Shots A one line summary is this “PGA takes the greatest game on earth and uses it to help veterans who’ve been injured in the war.” The story features a man named Dan Nevins who lost half his left leg and eventually half his right leg because of…

Upcoming Charity Golf Tournament

14th Annual School Resource Officers Scholarship Golf Tournament Co-Sponsored by FOP Lodge 25 Date: Friday, June 6th, 2008 Time: Registration starts at 7:00am Shotgun starts at 8:00am Location: Stoneybrook East Golf Club Prices: $125 Hole sponsor $260 Golf foursome $65 Individual Purpose: The Orlando Police Department’s School Resource Program places officers in all the elementary,…

Time to work on my game! Swingfest 2008

Alright my friends, it’s that time of year again, Swingfest 2008 is right around the corner! Time to break out the swing devices and gadgets and work on perfecting your follow through.. Remember, keep your eye on the ball, well until your about to make contact, then avert your eyes, but keep your head down,…

Frankenstein Golf Clubs

I’ve been doing some research into these custom fit clubs with their interchangable heads, weights and shafts and it just blows my mind the amount of customization available to golfers now-a-days. For example, Callaway has something called the Opti-Fit system and it has 28 shaft combinations for their FT-5 & Hyper X drivers and 23…

Trackman

Anyone know if there’s anything like this in the Orlando area? I’d be really interested in checking this out. -Dave Save up to 70% on tee times when you book on GolfNow.com Today!

Hybrids, hindrance or help?

I found this post written by Bomb & Gouge and it got me thinking about hybrid clubs. Here’s the post Bomb & Gouge I don’t use any hybrid clubs, you could call me a traditionalist (dang kids and their new fancy hybrid clubs, why when I was your age…..) but the truth is I’m cheap..…

Golf Digest Challenge 2008

Found this today and figured it’d be a fun thing to try and to write about. Here’s the link. GDC08 Golf Digest is offering a free “improve your game” service via the information super highway. All you do is create a profile include your handicap (if you need help calculating your handicap go here) and…

Fore Score Golf Stats

The fine folks over at Fore Score Golf Stats were kind enough to let me sample their golf stats tracker free-o-charge. Thanks guys! Here’s the rundown. Pay $20 bucks, get a lifetime membership. Play a round, record your performance, go home, enter it in. Pretty self explanatory.. 🙂 What I thought was pretty cool aside…

Unrelated, but worthy of note..

Sorry Guys, slow day for golf info, couldn’t decide what to post about… I was leaning towards why some manufacturers don’t sell their products online, but I need to research that further, but, stay tuned! So this is for my fellow bloggers..<ahem> It’s a plugin called CommentLuv and here’s how it works <pretty awesome in…

Little Pre-game Putting Advice, Courtesy of Phil

Here’s the Article.. FindArticles – Phil’s favorite lag drill: learn to focus on speed, not break, on long putts Golf Digest, May, 2008, by Butch Harmon I actually came across this article in a Golf Digest magazine some kind person left in the Winnie Palmer Triage waiting room <I was there for 4 hours!>. My…