2018 Father’s Day golf gift guide

2018 Mother’s Day Golf Gift Guide

Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach: 36 holes on the Emerald Coast

The Florida panhandle boasts miles and miles of sugary beaches and some of the bluest water in the gulf. Panama City Beach is located close to the center of the panhandle, and thanks to its relatively close driving proximity to most Southern cities (and…

Topgolf brings golf to the masses, and the masses to golf

The new Golf Channel show ShotMakers piqued my interest in the whiz-bang venue at which the game is played: Topgolf.

If you haven't heard of or been to a Topgolf facility, you don't know what you're missing – even if you don't love golf. (If you d…

Lamkin introduces three new grips TODAY

Chances are, you should change your grips. I know that I've been cleaning mine now for a couple of years, trying to squeeze every last big of tackiness out of them before switching, but it's definitely time.

Fortunately, Lamkin has just today introdu…

Golf in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic occupies half of the island of Hispaniola, the largest island in the Caribbean. As such, the "DR" has a relatively large amount of land for a Caribbean nation, and much of that land remains undeveloped. Nevertheless, the DR boasts…

CigarClub.com, because life’s too short for bogey stogies

If you're a golfer who enjoys the occasional cigar on the golf course, the following unpleasant experience might sound familiar:

You grab a random cigar at your local smoke shop or grocery store, probably because it's on sale or looks sort of fancy.…

Two Guys With Balls: Making golf more affordable

A few decades ago, I judged my rounds of golf according to the number of balls I lost: If I ended the round finding more balls that I lost, it was a good day.

Point is, there are a lot of lost balls out there, just waiting to be bashed around again.…

Have yourself a birdie little Christmas

New generation of Wilson DUO Soft Golf Balls hit stores today

When Wilson Golf introduced the DUO Soft golf ball about six years ago, I snagged some of the first samples down at the PGA Show in Orlando. "How could a golf ball with a compression of just 29 be long?" I wondered. Well, I soon found that the DUO Soft…

Train like Jordan Spieth with Crossover Symmetry’s Golf Fitness Package

Elite professional golfers hit the ball much, much farther than they did 50 or even 10 years ago. Part of this amped up power game is attributable to modern golf equipment, both clubs and balls.

But another significant factor is the physical conditio…

PXG: Precision fitting, powerful clubs

A few weeks ago, I shot a 77, one stroke over my all-time low round. My swing is finally clicking, and I'm hitting some putts.

So what do I do now?

Start second-guessing my equipment, of course!

And what better place to go to switch my sticks…

OnCore Elixir: Start-up golf ball company comes of age

On occasion, a plucky golf start-up beats the odds. On the off chance that such a start-up follows up its initial product offering with a succession of increasingly better products, it should be cheered on, encouraged to keep improving.

OnCore Golf i…

CaddyDaddy’s Ranger golf bag is perfect for Sunday strolls on the links

The 2017 golf season is winding down, and the early autumn breezes are heavy with melancholy at Lake of the Woods. This year, it's not just that the days are shortening and the leaves are changing. It's also that one of our weekend regulars, Del Fuego,…

Vertical Groove Driver is a straight-up powerhouse

Infomercials are curious beasts. You never know whether you're watching a pitch for Secretariat or for a unicorn. Golf is an industry that is infested with infomercials. And for every Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood – a club that revolutionized golf equ…

Try swingOIL to cope with summer heat

In my course's Men's Association weekly play last night, I fell apart. Actually, "melted" would be a better description. It was about 95 degrees with 95% humidity, and I was simultaneously so sweaty, slippery, and sticky, I wasn't sure whether I would d…

Father’s Day golf gift guide, 2017 edition

It ain’t always easy, so it’d better be fun: Following your heart at the Zurich Classic

The Zurich Classic's new team format was a roaring success, despite the weather delays that forced a Monday playoff. Golf isn't an easy sport to play well, as anyone who has ever swung a club knows. It's also a relatively solitary sport, which is great…

Who knew 2008 was the end? (Tiger’s last major)

The 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines was an instant classic. Tiger Woods charged back on Saturday to take the lead, and then on Sunday battled all day to force an 18-hole Monday playoff with Rocco Mediate, which Tiger won in dramatic fashion – in sudden…

The News from Lake of the Woods, April 1, 2017

Well, it was a quiet week at Lake of the Woods Golf Course. The local meteorologists played an April Fool's joke on us, predicting slowly warming temperatures, which never really rose beyond the "not terrible" level.

I only played golf on Sunday, tak…