The 2015 Honda Classic at PGA Resort and Spa’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Florida
Feb21

The 2015 Honda Classic at PGA Resort and Spa’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Florida

The 2015 Honda Classic at PGA Resort and Spa’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Florida begins Thursday 2/26/2015 at 7am with the first round.  View all the Schedule of EVENTS HERE.   SEE Pairings & Tee Times HERE!   COURSE TOUR and INFO.   View Hole-by-Hole descriptions of all 18 holes of the PGA Resort and Spa’s Champion Course including commentary by Jack Nicklaus.   Hole No. 1 Hole No. 2 Hole No. 3 Hole No. 4 Hole No. 5 Hole No. 6 Hole No. 7 Hole No. 8 Hole No. 9 Hole No. 10 Hole No. 11 Hole No. 12 Hole No. 13 Hole No. 14 Hole No. 15 Hole No. 16 Hole No. 17 Hole No....

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CHIP LIKE YOU PUTT: A Straight-Back Path Promotes a Solid Hit
Feb10

CHIP LIKE YOU PUTT: A Straight-Back Path Promotes a Solid Hit

From the reputable source, GOLF DIGEST, a little tid bit on chipping and putting.  YOU’RE WELCOME. “Most golfers who hit chip shots fat or thin do so because the club travels too far inside the target line back and through. This shallow path causes the club to either bottom out before the ball (a classic chunk) or you sense this and pull up through impact, skulling the ball clear across the green. A better way to chip is to get into your ideal impact position at address: weight toward the target, ball in the middle of your stance or slightly back, eyes over the target line so the clubhead sits slightly on its toe. Then execute your putting stroke, taking the club straight back and up with minimal wrist hinge, then down into the back of the ball, re-creating your address position. The club should finish low to the ground, your left wrist flat. The ball will pop into the air, land softly and roll to the hole like a putt. JIM FLICK, a longtime Golf Digest Teaching Professional and PGA Golf Professional Hall of Famer, worked with hundreds of amateurs and tour players including Jack Nicklaus.” Visualize your putting stroke: You’ll make crisper contact on your chips if you swing the club straight back (left). Imagine your putting motion (right)....

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DISTANCE FOR EVERY GOLF SWING: THE NEW NIKE VAPOR WOODS
Feb06

DISTANCE FOR EVERY GOLF SWING: THE NEW NIKE VAPOR WOODS

Nike Golf innovation begins with the golf athlete in mind – always. Nike engineers and designers took the inspiration and insights from Nike athletes to drive the technology of Nike’s new Vapor Speed and Vapor Flex fairway woods, available on January 30, 2015.   “Athlete insights drove significant chassis refinement in the Vapor fairway woods.” said Nate Radcliffe, Director of Engineering for Nike Golf. “Our athletes wanted tighter but forgiving leading edges, fuller profiles and added ball speed. We’ve delivered that with the synergy of our FlyBeam and compression channel technologies.” The Vapor Speed fairway woods have a 25% larger footprint with a lower and deeper Center of Gravity (CG) than previous Nike models. “Athletes including Tiger Woods requested larger face profiles in fairway woods, but it was vital that we do that without compromising ball speed or optimal launch conditions,” said Radcliffe. “We successfully modified the chassis by sloping the crown to lower the CG which optimized launch characteristics across the family.” Like the new Vapor drivers, the Vapor Speed fairway woods feature Nike’s new FlyBeam-reinforced Covert Cavity Back design, a re-engineered Compression Channel and a NexCOR face – all combining to stabilize the chassis, maximize ball speed and promote longer and straighter distance. The low CG provides a high launch with a lower-spin flight. The Vapor Flex fairway woods highlight the same technologies found in the Vapor Speed on a more compact chassis, except the Vapor Flex has added Nike’s FlexLoft 2 adjustability system, allowing the golf athlete the functionality of five lofts and three face angles within 15 different settings. The new, improved FlexLoft system is five grams (30%) lighter without compromising function, which leads to a CG that is up to 2mm lower on the Vapor Flex fairways. The redistribution of mass creates more stability, better launch conditions and faster swing speeds. Another benefit of FlexLoft 2 is its forward and backward compatibility. Golfers with previous generations of Covert can use shafts with the original adaptor in the new head or vice versa. (PGA.COM)...

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