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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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Why Does the Ring Finger on My Right Hand Hurt from My Golf Swing?

If you are like many amateur golfers you are likely hitting the golf ball improperly. Almost everyone that plays golf at the amateur level is doing something wrong in their swing. That is why we have days we simply cannot “find our swing”. Unfortunately, unless you have an unlimited budget and all the time in the world, you are always going to have problems with your swing. These problems likely cause different parts of your body to hurt. The most common part of the body that hurts after playing golf is the hands and fingers.

You will need a proper backswing if you want to reduce pain in your hands, back or legs in the golf swing. Here is the proper backswing:

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Why is a 3 Iron or 4 Iron Hard to Hit for Amateur Golfers?

We have all been there. 195 yards into the green and ideally we would hit a 4 iron or 5 iron. We remember the last time we hit a 5 iron it went as far as our chip across the green back on #2. Instead of pulling a 4 iron or 5 iron we decide to hit a hybrid and hope it does not go too long. So, what is it that most amateurs cannot hit a 3 iron, 4 iron or 5 iron?

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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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PGA Tour Pros That Tested Positive for COVID19

Since it is inevitable, I am going to document the PGA Tour Pros that test positive for COVID19, the date they tested positive and the tournament(s) they will have to sit out. The first tournament after the shelter in place was the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club in Dallas, Texas on June 11th-14th, 2020. The PGA Tour plans to use 1 million COVID19 test kits to finish the season. In April 2020, Commissioner of the PGA Tour, Jay Monahan said:

We need to have widespread, large-scale testing across our country. We’re going to need to be able to test players, caddies and other constituents before we return, but we need to do so in a way that’s not going to take away from the critical need that we’re currently facing, and we feel confident, based on the advice that we’re getting from medical experts, that we’ll be in that position.”

Back to golf.

Beginning at the Traveler’s Championship, PGA Tour Pros will wear WHOOP bands to detect Coronavirus.

Charles Schwab Challenge – June 11th-14th, 2020 

  • Zero (0) Covid-19 positive cases

RBC Heritage – June 18th-21st, 2020 

  • Nick Watney (1) – Tested Positive on Friday, June 19th, 2020

Travelers Championship – June 25th-28th, 2020

  • Cameron Champ (2) – Tested Positive on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020
  • Ken Comboy, Graeme McDowell’s caddie, Tested Positive on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2020 = McDowell WD
  • Ricky Elliott, Brooks Keopka’s caddie, Tested Positive on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2020 – Keopka WD
  • Denny McCarthy (3) – Tested Positive on Friday, June 26th, 2020

Rocket Mortgage Classic – July 2nd-5th, 2020

  • Dylan Fritelli (4) – Tested Positive on Sunday, June 28th, 2020
  • Harris English (5) – Tested Positive on Monday, June 29th, 2020
  • Chad Campbell (6) – Tested Positive on Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

What is a Thursday Night ABCD Stag Night?

If you are joining a country club, one of the challenges is meeting new people. While anyone can book a tee time and go out there and whack the white ball around, it can be difficult to find groups to play with. No matter what country club you go to, there are always people that seem to know everyone. How do they meet all these people? Well, many country clubs have a weekly ABCD “Stag Night”. This is a weekly “tournament” that allows golfers to meet fellow members of all skill sets.

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DJ/Rory vs Rickie and Matthew Wolff Live Blog

6:25 – Six skins up for grabs. $1.1 million. Just a little more than the carry overs you play on Friday or Saturday. It’s up to Rory here. Let’s see if he can get it inside Matthew Wolff. Rory gets inside of Matthew Wolff but not by a lot; that’s for sure. It was very nice to see live golf back. Next week is Tiger and Peyton vs Phil and Brady.

6:17 – Drop kicked it a little bit. Ahhh, we all know that type of shot. DJ rolls it right off the edge. Now they are going to play closest to the hole from 120 yards on hole #17. That should be fun and you have to give the advantage to Rickie on this type of shot.

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Should I Drop My Back Shoulder on my Driver Setup?

With the Phil and Brady vs Tiger and Peyton matchup quickly approaching, many golf fans will be watching Phil Mickelson try to “hit bombs”. Phil is one of many Tour Pros that sets up with his back shoulder much lower than his lead shoulder when hitting a driver. You can clearly see it in this video:

If Phil does it, should you as well? Is dropping your back shoulder a way to hit your driver better and further?

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Can You Move Tree Branches or Bushes to Hit the Golf Ball

We’ve all been there. You hit a wayward drive in which the ball comes to rest near a tree or bush. You have a stance if you can use your butt or backside to push the bush or tree branches back. We know we are still in the hole because we are getting a stroke and simply have to chip out to salvage a bogey, net par. Is it legal to move the branches on the bush or tree with your butt and push some branches back with your arm?

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What Does “Rolling It in the Fairway” Mean?

If you play country club golf with a group of guys you have heard, “we are rolling it in the fairway.” If you are new to country club golf or you haven’t played a lot of money game golf, you may be lost. It sounds like you can roll the ball into a better lie and then hit it on the approach shot, right? Well, this is not exactly the case. Here is what “rolling it in the fairway” means at your country club:

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