Woods planning ‘slightly different’ schedule for 2015
Dec30

Woods planning ‘slightly different’ schedule for 2015

“WINDERMERE, Fla. – There’s plenty of conjecture as to Tiger Woods’ schedule at the beginning part of next year – and for good reason. He’s already said he won’t travel to the Middle East for any European Tour events. And the WGC-Match Play Championship has moved from its previous spot during the West Coast swing.   That leaves just one regular stop – the Farmers Insurance Open, to which he hasn’t yet committed – prior to the PGA Tour reaching Florida. It leaves the rest of us guessing as to whether he’d bring the Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am or Northern Trust Open – three events he’s stopped playing for various reasons – back to his schedule. “It’ll be probably slightly different, yeah,” he said when asked if he’d alter his schedule from early 2014. After that, though, expect to see Woods at all the usual stops. “It’s going to be a busy year starting middle of the year on, because if we don’t have a whole lot of breaks, and you throw in a couple overseas as well. I’ll have a pretty full schedule next year.””...

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Tiger Woods celebrating another win…vicariously
Dec23

Tiger Woods celebrating another win…vicariously

“Arjun Atwal is an otherwise relatively obscure tour professional whose profile has been raised considerably by his friendship with Tiger Woods. So it was that Atwal, an Indian native, won the inaugural Dubai Open Sunday after receiving encouragement via a text from Woods. Atwal, Woods during Players Championship practice round in 2012 (Getty Images) “We’ve become really close,” Atwal told the Gulf News. “What with him going through his stuff and me struggling the last couple of years, we’ve been there for each other. “There’s very few friends in the world that will be there for you when you need them the most, and he’s one of them. And I’m there for him as well. “Going through his two years of struggle, he’s always been nothing but positive. I’ve spent some time with him, and he’s always guided me on the right way I should go with my game or my health, and how to go about rehabbing. “In fact he texted me this morning and told me, ‘Shoot two under a side. Shoot 68 and you should be good.’ He was wrong.” Atwal, in fact, needed a 72nd-hole birdie to complete a final-round 66 to win by one over Jeung-hun Wang in the Asian Tour event. It was his first victory since winning the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship in 2010. He has not played the PGA Tour full time since 2012. Atwal, 41, and Woods were once neighbors in the Isleworth community near Orlando. On occasions when they’re entered in the same tournament, they play practice rounds, together.”...

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TOP PICK 2014 SHOE GUIDE FROM GOLF DIGEST : UNISEX SHOE BY BIION
Dec12

TOP PICK 2014 SHOE GUIDE FROM GOLF DIGEST : UNISEX SHOE BY BIION

Tradition runs deep in the game of golf, and rooted within it is the Oxford Brogue style. BIION is re-defining the classic Oxford theme, with a spikeless, slip-on golf shoe made from ultra-lightweight EVA. UNISEX GOLF SHOES, GREAT COMFORT, AMAZING FEEL, SPIKELESS WONDER, MORE TRACTION, ODOR RESISTANT. MEANING OF THE NAME BIION: Etymology: Ancient Greek name derived from (BIOS) meaning “LIFE”. THE BENEFITS OF EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is comfortable, waterproof, shock absorbent, washable, anti-microbial, and odor-resistant. It’s also the material that helps make Biion Shoes the lightest performance golfshoes around. DUAL – DENSITY MIDSOLE Biion’s shock-absorbent dual-density midsole ensures your feet stay comfortable before, during, and after a round. It also adds stability to your swing. HONEYCOMB CLEAT Biion’s iconic spikeless ‘honeycomb’ pattern cleat increases grip; giving you improved control through your entire swing. DEFIANTLY ORIGINAL DESIGN While Biion Shoes pay homage to the timeless Oxford silhouettes, our designs and patterns are unlike anything you have ever seen on or off the course. BIION MEDIA...

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Tips to make Windy Day Golf seem like a Breeze: Pun Intended
Dec10

Tips to make Windy Day Golf seem like a Breeze: Pun Intended

Playing golf on a windy day can be extremely frustrating if you are not sure what tips to follow in order to keep your ball in play. A golf ball can literally dance all around a golf course in extremely windy conditions. What starts off as a straight shot can be blown 20 yards sideways while the ball is in mid flight. Even a ball sitting still on the putting green can be blown right off the green. Using the following tips can help you make those windy day golf games seem like a breeze. Yes, pun intended. Before playing your shot and making a club selection, try to identify which direction the wind is blowing and where it may be blowing. Using a few blades of grass thrown into the air, or the smoke from a lit cigarette can help you gauge this. Also, try to determine where the wind is by looking at the flagstick and treetops. The wind could be near the green but not near you, it could be high amongst the treetops but everything below that looks calm. This at least gives you a starting point and some guidance as to what you can expect from your ball flight. Hitting into the wind 1) Choose the next club up in length, or lower in number, than the distance requires. The wind is going to be pushing against your ball and creating resistance, and therefore limiting the distance. In extremely windy conditions, you may need to “club up” two clubs. 2) Even though you know the wind is blowing into your face, check to see if it also coming from the side as well. This will determine your alignment toward your target. If the wind is pushing left, aim more right of your target and let the wind push the ball in the direction you need. 3) Your ball position is going to be a little further back in your stance than normal for that club. This will help produce a lower ball flight by allowing a descending blow on the ball and de-lofting the club a little. If you are on the tee box, tee the ball low as well. 4) Fight the tendency to think that you have to hit the ball hard, or muscle it into the wind. Definitely swing easier than you normally do, faster and harder swings put more spin on the ball off the clubface. This will just result in the ball losing even more distance. 5) Your swing should start with a low takeaway and let your hips lead through the downswing. Finish low with your club pointing...

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