Upcoming post for this year:
SkyCaddie SG5 – The wife gets my old SG3. Is this color version worth the cost?
My new FT Fairway Woods – Moving from my Big Bertha 2004 woods may be more of an adjustment than I thought
Suunto G6 Golf Watch – I love tech and this one is a keeper
Callaway’s Tour Blue Putter – The TT1 is a dream. Hey Callaway, why stop making these?
Training Tools for the Noob – Leadbetter’s Swing Setter, Medicus hinged clubs, Momentus weighted clubs, Training Videos and more. . .hint they all work
For a great golf vacation, get to Cabo San Lucas. . .Now!
Off to Florida in July for another golf holiday – “golf holiday” redundant terms?
Keep visiting and thanks again for your readership!
This just announced: Tiger will have another surgery on the knee that he just repaired. This one (ACL repair) will end his 2008 season. Moreover, Tiger reveals that he won the 2008 US Open with an additional ailment – two stress fractures to his tibia! Technically, the man won on a broken leg and a bum knee! Amazing!
Last week Golf Ace reached 10,000 page views! Thanks to all of the readers. I have just settle on the topic list for new blog entries for this summer. Visit later this week to see the list of new content.
Also, you may have noticed that Golf Ace is getting some corporate love. Several companies have allowed me to become an affiliate. Now you can find some of the products that I’ve reviewed and make your purchase right away.
Thanks again for your readership.
. . . but didn’t keep my score. I met some of my buddies for “pre-work” 9 holes this morning. No real weaknesses in the game today. I did manage to make a mess of 2 holes. A duck hook off of the 7th and a topper off the 9th were the only real blemishes.
Thanks to a great tip from my dad (rotating my right hand to form the v between my thumb and pointer finger over the top of the grip) and another slight adjustment (moving my thumb on my left hand from the top of the grip to the right side of the grip), I have tamed my fade and hit it very straight. Try this tip during your next practice round. . . and keep the score!
I have been taking some time away from writing primarily because the golf season really hasn’t started here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the country. Of course I steal as many golf days from Ole’ Man Winter as humanly possible, but it is a far cry from the daily play I got last year beginning in February last year (Indian Summers are great!). So rest assured that I’ll be posting on a regular basis (and hopefully playing daily as well).
I have a couple of new gadgets to review and lots to say about Tiger and friends so thank you very much for you continued readership and check back in a week or two. I will be taking a vacation to Los Cabos Country Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on the 20th of April so I am sure I’ll be writing about that trip as well.
Oh! And to the person who swiped my Callaway Forged+ sand wedge on the 18th at Bear Creek in Houston, Texas: I don’t like your Callaway Forged Tour sand wedge that you turned in instead of mine –> though I do appreciate you turning in my club stand in with it. Your Tour wedge is way too dead for my taste. I have to swing it a lot harder than my Forged + to get the same distance so contact me if you care to clear your conscience.
Wishing all the readers a very Merry Christmas! I’ll be writing a review of the Sunnto G6 watch that I purchased last week. I’ve heard really great things about it and am anxious to try it out. The Sunnto G6 measures several aspects of your swing including Swing Speed, Backswing Length, Rhythm an Tempo. It also gauges your consistency with the swing measurements. It’s always about consistency!
Merry Christmas from Ace!
Fighting for their Livelihood is not too strong a statement for these guys. They are playing for a relatively large purse and a large jump in potential lifetime earnings. I am not sure if there is a parallel in any other sport. 6 rounds of golf where every stroke counts. The top 25 finishers and ties will earn 2008 U.S. PGA Tour cards. The others are looking at much smaller purses on the Nationwide Tour. I am not sure how they handle that pressure.
My favorite story among the field is Tommy “two gloves” Gainey! Nicknamed “two gloves” because he wears a black glove on both of his hands during play. Some of you might remember him as the very likable contestant on the Golf Channel’s reality TV show Big Break IV. Tommy Gainey was eliminated in the seventh episode. He is presently 4th at the Crooked Cat Course in Winter Garden, Florida. Good luck Tommy! <– Not that he’ll need it. He is scary talented.
Another “notable” is Notah Begay III (hehe). You may know him as a real up and comer and best pals with Tiger Woods. Well he’s not doing so well right now as he is presently 88th — way outside the number. I hope he finds him game on the Nationwide Tour next year. I am predicting that he’ll try to play on one of the other smaller tours (European, Asian) outside of the US instead as the purses are higher.
If you can’t relate to this golf story and you are a fan, take time to read Tales from Q School: Inside Golf’s Fifth Major by John Feinstein. It is one of the best golf books out there. The stories of the players will suck you in and stick with you long after you’ve put the book down. Read my review of the book in previous posts under Ace’s Reviews – Books and Audiobooks.
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