Have you ever been to a professional sports event, say, Boston Red Sox or New England Patriots? If you enjoy attending live events and seeing some of the world’s best athletes ply their trade, I have a suggestion for you; go to a PGA tournament...
Disc golf is a sport whose time has come, and that’s why I am dedicating one of my Chip Shots Blogs to this great activity. More and more people are participating, and Maine has one of the highest rates of players per capita...
One of the things I look forward to every golf season is playing in a few charitable golf scramble tournaments. Scrambles are held all season long and raise money for worthy causes. It’s a great way to enjoy the game while supporting community initiatives, and that’s why they are so popular.
Every year most major golf club companies launch their latest and greatest equipment offerings, and the drivers are the most anticipated of the bunch. Well, 2015 is no exception, with many fine clubs boasting technological advancements promising to help golfers like us hit the ball straighter and farther.
This winter has been tough on all of us. Record breaking cold combined with massive amounts of snowfall have stretched some of us to the breaking point. But for the avid golfer, especially those of us who haven’t travelled south for some sunshine and fairways, it’s been especially brutal.
Let’s face it, golf as a viable recreational industry could use some upgrades. While tradition in the game is extremely important, it’s becoming clear that golf, like anything, needs to adapt to an ever-changing world. Things like cost, simplicity and length of time needed to complete a round are all important issues to golfers, particularly recreational ones.
Modern technology has impacted golf in many ways: new materials, equipment modifications, golf GPS and scorecard apps on our smart phones, laser range finders, indoor golf simulators, and a variety of tools to provide instant feedback.
With all the sunny weather and multiple golf tournaments playing on TV over the past two weeks, I was bound to have a miss or two. And I will admit it; I should have paid more attention to the LPGA’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, which took place at Royal Birkdale July 10-13.
Recently I played 18 holes with friend and golfing competitor Kevin at Bucksport Golf Club, where I ended up getting an up close and personal lesson in something called “Slope Rating”. You see, Bucksport is a very nice, and challenging, nine-hole course, with a slope rating of 136.
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