May 28th, 2015
Karsten Solheim first designed the Anser in 1966 and it has influenced nearly every putter designed since.
Karsten Solheim first designed the Anser in 1966 and it has influenced nearly every putter designed since.
We all know the old adage. Drive for show, putt for dough. Well this shopkeeper took it to a whole new level, thwarting a store robbery with nothing more than a putter.
The gods were smiling on Justin Thomas in Hawaii on Sunday. Two clear, with three to go it looked like he had the Tournament of Champions in the bag. However, two sloppy bogies in his last three holes saw him have to win a play-off against Patrick Reed and defending champion Xander Schauffele.
There were lots of hugs and high fives as Team USA fought back from a 10-8 deficit to win the Presidents Cup, once again, by a score of 16-14. That huge smile we saw after Wood’s victory at Augusta was back and the there was obvious emotion in the US Captain’s voice when talking after his team’s victory.
A rejuvenated Danny Willett heads the leaderboard alongside Jon Rahm of Spain on eleven-under-par after day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Two shots back sit Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, world number four Justin Rose and Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa.
The haggis has been piped in, the Solheim tartan is out in force and the smiles are out, for the meoment. Countdown to the Solheim Cup has begun and may the best team win. This year, of the twenty four players taking part nine of them are rookies, three on Team Europe side and a record six joining Team USA.
In near perfect conditions at Royal Liverpool, team USA showed their class in turning an overnight deficit of two points into a resounding victory by a score of 15½ to 10½. Having clinched the morning foursomes by 2½ to 1½, the American crushed the home side in the singles 8-2.
We often read about how a club has been designed for the tour players and is now being released to us mere mortals and, to be honest, it sells a great idea that by adding said stick to our bag will result in us playing like Brooks, Tiger or Rory. Sadly, in real life this is rarely the case so the idea that Cleveland have launched their CBX2 wedges with the majority of golfers in mind is a refreshing change of pace.
America’s Gary Woodland shot a 65 to take the lead in the US Open and join Justin Rose and Tiger Woods in the record books with the joint lowest score in a US Open at Pebble Beach. He leads England’s Justin Rose, who added a round of 70 to his own 65, by two shots as they go into the weekend.
Matt Wallace of England retained his lead of the British Masters at a windy Hillside. However, he was looking over his shoulder as the tournament host, Tommy Fleetwood, closed to within three shots. Fleetwood, who at one point trailed Wallace by nine shots, played the last eight holes in five under to close the gap to just three.
Matt Wallace, saw a return to form to take a one shot lead into the weekend at the British Masters at Hillside. Wallace’s new approach to the game, including the hiring of fitness expert Dr Steve McGregor, appears to be paying dividends as he added a 67 to his opening 65.
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Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, has completely re-designed the construction of its popular DX2 Soft and DX3 Soft Spin balls to enhance their performance for the 2018 season.
PUMA Golf introduces its new Women’s Spring Summer 2018 apparel collection, characterised by stunning patterns, on-trend styles and new shape-flattering, PWRSHAPETM technologies.
Medieval caves, dumpsters and giraffes... try playing through that lot
2018 is looking like the year of the blade. You can wait years for a new model of this most classic of irons, and then suddenly four come along at once.
PING has revealed details of its 2017 Autumn/Winter apparel ranges, launching the brand’s most technologically advanced men’s and ladies performance collections to date.
The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world–famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
FootJoy has announced details of its 2017 men’s performance spikeless shoe range.
The ticket application for next year's Masters is already live. Here’s how you can book your tickets, or rather enter the lottery.
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Day 2 of the Masters is now underway. Here are the full tee times and pairings for today's play.
Lee Westwood is once again aiming for Masters glory and Flannels, the luxury fashion retailer, has highlighted its appreciation of high–end clothing by placing a £2 million price tag on the tournament’s famous green jacket.
Tradition meets Innovation as Piltdown Golf Club welcomes the Open Speedgolf event for 2017.
This week sees the first women’s golf major of the year at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hill Country Club, Rancho Mirage. But how are Britain’s leading contenders shaping up?
Bushnell Golf has launched its most advanced laser rangefinder to date, the Pro X2. Here's the spec.
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The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour will pay a £250,000 bonus if a player can win four tournaments on the 2017 schedule.
Callaway has today unveiled its 2017 Footwear Collection, which blends performance–enhancing design features with a host of innovative styles and striking colours for men and women.
Emergency services in Florida captured a massive 10 1/2–foot Burmese python spotted by school kids near an abandoned golf course.
Callaway has announced its 2016 financial results today, and they are clearly on a roll.
U.S. Amateur champion Curtis Luck has signed with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation.
Skechers Performance Division™ have today announced the launch of their new 2017 GO GOLF shoe collection.
Callaway has today announced its full golf ball line–up for 2017, including a new addition to the Chrome Soft line, the Chrome Soft X, which offers soft feel with Tour–level distance, workability and control.
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Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the first Rolex Series event, the 2017 BMW PGA Championship, which will be staged to the revamped Wentworth Club from May 25–28.
adidas Golf has launched its Spring / Summer collection for 2017 with an emphasis on bold colours and strking design to keep it cool this season.
TaylorMade has reinforced it's industry-leading Tour Staff with the first signings of 2017. And there are some big names joining the team!
Poults is knocking on the door of 41, and has had a tough old time of it for the past 18 months. But he has positive plans for 2017 and beyond.
We don't know about you, but we want to hit the ball further. From watching Jason, Dustin and Rory rip it off the tee, to seeing Lucas Dornan drive it 380 yards on the regular, distance matters. Here's a round up of 2017's best drivers.
Can TaylorMade top the M2 driver? We think they might have managed it. Meet the new 2017 M2.
According to a report from the Guardian, it appears that golf's tenure as an Olympic sport is about to be extended.
Ping bring back a true putter icon, as John Solheim hand grinds a limited amount of Ping Anser putters for its 50th anniversary.
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A 130-year-old golf course in Lichfield has been saved from closure by a plan that will offset the routing of the HS2 railway through the middle of the golf course.
Beef wants to go on a lads' holiday. It's just that the lads happen to be Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman, and Justin Thomas. #SB2K17 baby!!!
Mallet putters are slowly taking over the tours, here are Cleveland's three new TFi 2135 mallet models for 2017.
When I first heard that golf was going to be back for the 2016 Olympics I genuinely thought it was fantastic news, a massive opportunity for the sport to make a big and sudden impact on the game. Finally here was an chance to showcase the great game to the entire world.
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David Silvers, MD of TalyorMade adidas Europe gets very excited at the Staunche Awards presentation. But not about his award!
This is great. adidas Golf receive the award for Golf Shoe Of The Year with super-awesome-excitedness!!
A golf club that will be effectively annihilated by the £43 billion high-speed HS2 route is to be given a new state-of-the-art course.
An American tycoon has given £2 million to Scottish charities because he fell in love with the country’s golf courses.
TomTom has unveiled the ultra-slim TomTom Golfer 2, a GPS Watch designed to help golfers improve their game by using automatic shot detection to give detailed post-round analysis.
This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!
The votes are in and have all been counted and verified... straps yourselves in and let the chapmagne flow!!!
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We were at the big launch of TaylorMade's M2 range last week in the US. Snuck in under the radar was this new TaylorMade M2 Tour Iron. Designed for forgiveness and distance, in some ways its like a throwback to some famous older club designs.
The driver might be the TaylorMade M2 that get’s the attention, but after hitting it, the M2 Fairway wood is the main event. This wood rocks.
We’re in Orlando getting ready for the PGA Merchandise Show, and when the first few people are reading this piece we will be hitting the brand new TaylorMade M2 Driver. We’ll let you know what we think of it as soon as we’ve hit it. In the meantime, here is what we’ve been told so far.
As well as the new M2 driver, TaylorMade's other big launch is the M2 Iron. Designed for distance and forgiveness, these could be the irons you are looking for in 2016.
It has been reported by #Thesecrettourpro that Dustin Johnson has turned down $2.5 million to play in the Dubai Desert Classic. And the reason?
The British Open Speedgolf Championships will return to Dale Hill Golf Club in East Sussex on August 14 2016. Come on in if you can shoot a 77 in 34 minutes and 4 seconds. We're sitting this one out.
12-year-old Jakkarin Jitmaneekan won a car for scoring a hole-in-one at the Kids Golf World Championship, Malaysia. He'll be able to drive in six years time!
It’s the beginning of the year, and all the club launches are coming on strong. Wilson Staff are coming to the party with their new C200 iron designed to improve distance and accuracy.
Tiger Woods economic impact on golf has recently been calculated at $1.2 billion. Website No Laying Up has done a breakdown, and we would agree with their assessment.
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This is a great little video that the European Tour has put together. You can watch Rory's final round of the year at the DP World Tour Championship in just ten minutes flat.
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South African Jaco Van Zyl carded a second round 69 after an opening 61, to stay ahead by two shots from a charging Richard Bland, who shot a seven under 65.
Right. Hang on in there, please. We are about to try to explain how the Race To Dubai works. We thought the Top 60 line up was complete following the completion of the Hong Kong Open. We were wrong..
Everyone wants to hit the ball further. It’s a given. Tell everyone from the best players in the world to the weekend warrior that a new driver can gain them ten yards, and they will want to try your driver.
Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Wales... your Solheim-Cup-venue-getting dudes took a hell of a beating!!! Yes indeed, Scotland wins the Solheim Cup 2019.
The USGA and R&A have announced four changes to the Rules of Golf, including the much-anticipated ban on the anchored stroke. This is that they have come up with.
One of our favourite links courses, Royal Portrush is set to return to the Open Rota later today. The R&A are set to name it as the course for the 2019 Open Championship, for the first time since Max Faulkner won there in 1951.
This was Andy Sullivan’s day without a shadow of a doubt. He blazed it up again with another -7 under 64, that included three birdies on the front nine and four on the back nine, and not a single dropped shot.
Day 2 at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship was another fun and enthralling watch as the young guns continued firing despite the pressure increasing on them with mounting publicity from the media.
No one has been going really low today. The rain has made the rough that much more penal, and focused everyone’s attention on hitting fairways. There’s zero reward in being off-line, and that’s kept it conservative out there today. It’s frankly been a very quiet day indeed. Zzzzzzz.
If the MB is the Titleist iron we want to play while the the forgiving AP1 is the club that most of us should be playing, then the AP2 is the club that most likely we will be playing. It’s a pocket rocket of a golf club, with loads of technology packed in to a classic looking iron.