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TeeLess Driver – Does It Really Work?

Anyone watching the Golf Channel over the last few weeks has likely seen the Notah Begay commercial for the (T)less driver. So, what exactly is the “teeless” driver and does it work?

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Should I Use a 60 Degree or 58 Degree Wedge?

Every single time I play a round of golf someone has to mention they have a 58 degree wedge vs a 60 degree wedge. Some golfers even make it a point to brag that they can hit a 62 degree or 64 degree wedge. Others will claim you should never use a lob or sand wedge anywhere but the sand. So, what is the best wedge to use and when should you use it?

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Bentgrass Greens – Pure and Fast

A few years ago I published an article comparing bentgrass to bermudagrass greens. I had just walked off a course in which the bermudagrass was young and rock hard. It was the complete opposite of bentgrass greens. Suffice it to saw, I was not happy. I vowed that bentgrass was far superior to bermudagrass. So, what makes bentgrass greens so great?

If you are like me, you are watching the 2019 President’s Cup at Royal Melbourne and are seeing the Americans struggle with their putting. The speed is a challenge; even for the guys that have been playing throughout the fall in Florida and southern California. You don’t get to practice on greens like those at the President’s Cup. Royal Melbourne has a unique strain of bentgrass known as Sutton’s Mix. Like any private county club with a budget, bentgrass greens and a competent superintendent, you can expect the putting to be fast. Faster than fast.

When I first joined the Hasentree Club in Wake Forest, North Carolina the greens were bentgrass. During tournaments, members would literally walk off greens and go home because they were so fast. On hole #7, a par 5 with a semi false front, there were golfers taking scores in the double digits regularly. One year, three people walked off hole #7 and quit during the club championship.

For the first five years of my “golf career” I had to learn how to putt on super fast bentgrass greens. Think of putting on a linoleum floor. As one of the announcers said during the Presidents Cup, putting from just off the green is like putting from the top of a car, onto the windshield and trying to stop it on the hood. I know that feeling all too well.

In the last several years, most private country clubs in the south have gone to Champion Bermudagrass as it is much easier to maintain during the hot summer months. As much as anyone loves to putt on the pure and fast bentgrass greens, they can be eaten up during the heat of the summer. The golf course superintendents are fighting the battle of keeping the greens watered and soft while also allowing members to play. There are many times you will hit a chip shot onto the green and a huge chunk of the green will go flying.

After several summers of losing greens, Hasentree went to Champion Bermudagrass. Hope Valley, Old Chatham, Governor’s Club and many other private clubs in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area have also gone to Bermudagrass. There are still a handful of courses in the Triangle fighting the bentgrass battle. Two that come to mind are Wakefield Plantation and Treyburn. UNC Finley is a public course that still has bentgrass. That said, this is not the pure bentgrass you see in places like Cashiers/Highlands and near Boone. Courses like Elk River, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Country Club, Cullasaja, Wade Hampton, Wildcat Cliffs and Mountaintop all have pure bentgrass that is phenomenal.

You may have heard of this course called Augusta National. Yeah, they still have bentgrass too. But, they do not have member play during the heat of the summer and they let the bentgrass grow after The Masters. Interestingly, the architect that designer Augusta National, Alister Mackenzie, also designed Royal Melbourne. The challenge of his courses are not tight driving holes or the distance of the course. The challenge is the approach shots to very undulated greens.

You can be on the green at Augusta National or Royal Melbourne and have to lay up putt and hope to two putt. This is not common for the average amateur. Imagine being on the green and having to lay up with a putt. It’s like a toughie tournament but every single time you play.

If you get the opportunity to play in Cashiers/Highlands, Boone or in the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina or Virginia, go enjoy some of the most pure and fast bentgrass greens in the world. If you happen to catch one of these private country clubs near their club championship or member guest, you can expect to three putt half a dozen times, or more.

2019 US Open 3rd Round Live Blog

It’s moving day at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.

9:43 – We will see Rose and Woodland with Koepka and Reavie right in front of them. I am certain most of the golfing world would love to see Brooks make it closer. Gary Woodland will face a lot of pressure tomorrow and will likely drop shots here and there. If Brooks is right on his heels, it will make Woodland think a lot more.

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2019 US Open 2nd Round Live Blog

The coverage will start at 12:30 on FS1. I will be off and on updating on this page.

10:11 – Enough golf for me for the day. Looks like it will be Woodland and Rose in the final group with Louis and Rory a group ahead of them.

10:00 – If Woodland can par #9 with his ball in a divot this will be amazing. It is cold, late and the ball isn’t flying. Let’s see what he can do. Well, there you go. He is on the green and will likely two putt for a one shot lead going into Saturday. No way! Woodland birdies from a mile away. He shoots a 65 and leads at -9. What a fantastic birdie.

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How Does Cameron Champ Hit it So Far?

If you have watched some of the PGA Tour tournaments in October and November of 2018, you have likely seen Cameron Champ drill his driver over 400 yards on several par 5s. He has also averaged over 330 yards off the tee with a swing speed around 130 miles per hour. So, how does he generate so much speed and hit it so far?

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What Driver Does Cameron Champ Play?

Cameron Champ has made a name for himself during the last tournaments of 2018 which are the 2019 FedEx Cup season. He has pounded several drives over 400 yards and his driving average is around 330 yards. He is also coming through at impact with a swing speed in excess of 130 mph. If you are searching for the driver he is hitting, it does not mean it will add distance to your drive. Your golf swing will. If you can swing at 130 mph and hit the ball square, you too will hit it well over 300. If you can’t work on your swing, not your equipment. That said, Cameron Champ hits the┬áPing G400 Max driver.

Note that Cameron Champ also has a custom shaft that you likely cannot even fathom imaginable. Most amateurs have a swing speed around 85 to 90 mph so do not think the Ping G400 Max is going to add 40 yards to your drive.

Justin Rose to Play Honma Irons in 2019

Beginning in January 2019, world golf #1 (right now) is switching from Taylormade irons and wedges to Honma. At this point, it looks like his contract will allow him to play any type of woods and driver which likely means he will stick with Taylormade, but who knows. We are also uncertain of the type of ball Rose will be required to play. Both Honma and Taylormade make golf balls for PGA Tour pros.

If you were wondering, some Honma irons have gone for as much as $75,000. You can go on eBay and find a set of Honma irons for as little as $275 and as much as $50,000. Not bad.

2018 Mayakoba Final Round Live Blog

As always, time stamps are eastern standard time:

3:44 – Kuchar leaves himself with three feet for the win. A little bit of drama to end this final round. He will mark and think about it. Kuch brushes it in and wins the Mayakoba Classic.

3:35 – Kuch hits one to the middle of the fairway on 18. Middle of the green and a two putt par and Kuch walks away with his first victory in several years.

3:31 – Kuchar two putts for par and will take a one shot lead into 18. Danny Lee has a birdie try to match Kuchar. He leaves it out to the right and didn’t give it a chance. Now he has to hope Kuchar bogeys 18. “You are not giving this one to your buddy is a Saturday Nassau.”

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PGA Golfer Wearing Skinny Pants and Ankles Showing

Sam Ryder is the talk of the golf fashion world. He is the golfer that wears skinny pants that don’t go past his ankles. Supposedly, these are the pants –

Ellott Regular Fit Micro Stretch White – 2018

You can find them here.

The prices range from $135 to $180 depending on the style and color.

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