Friday, November 24, 2006

Natalie Gulbis 2007 Calendar

I must admit Natalie Gulbis is very easy on the eyes. There IS something nice about a young, fit, beautiful LPGA player. The clothes, the styling, the game - it does make me watch the LPGA Tour more often and which was not always the case (even though I have always enjoyed the seeming effortlessness of the ladies swings)

Her NEW 2007 calendar is available now (and it sure beats looking at calendar pics of golf courses)

“I am very excited about the 2007 edition as I believe it is a reflection of my personality,” said Gulbis. “Each month captures a snapshot of my daily life that extends beyond the golf course.”

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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Scotty Cameron putter goes custom

Now is the time of year to re-assess your clubs - what is working, what is not working. You might even want to give your favorite Scotty Cameron putter a little custom restoration so you can keep sinking those birdie putts.

Cameron now offers a program that can add custom options to your Scotty Cameron putter. Scotty’s Custom Shop is located inside the Putter Studio and is staffed with the same crew that works on the putters of the best players in the world everyday.

If you have always loved the shape of the Newport head, but felt it needed a sight line to put it in play, send it to Scotty. If you desire a non-glare, rust free finish on your carbon putter, send it to Scotty. Maybe you just want to add your initials on your putter to make it your own, send it to Scotty. Whether you want to personalize your favorite Cameron with a new grip and headcover or be more creative, Scotty’s Custom Shop is the choice.

check out the: Custom Shop Options

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Tiger Woods Design

If you follow golf news, then you know that Tiger Woods has just announced he is forming a golf course design company. Some people, like Dave Marrandette at WorldGolf have already passed judgment that he'll do a lousy job. Why? because his courses will be too expensive and too hard for the average golfer.

I beg to differ Mr. Marrandette. You give us no real facts that support your judgment. I guess you just have a 'thing' about Tiger. First, the man has earned the right to try his hand at course design. He's got the money and he has played as many courses around the world as anyone. He knows the game of golf. So far, nothing in the facts to indicate he won't do a great job designing.

What's more important is that Tiger has a respect for the game. It's rare for reporters to ask him about the game in general, but when they do he displays his love for it and an appreciation of what it means for hacks like us. He's also a guy who thinks for himself. I can't believe any other pro out there would have made his first swing change, let alone the second, if they'd had his success. Tiger is a learner!

If you caught the announcement that Tiger is going to work with Brad Faxon on the redesign of the TPC of Boston you got, perhaps, an inkling of where he might go as a designer. They are going to SHORTEN the course. Yes, that's not a misprint, they are shortening the TPC of Boston.

A student of the game like Tiger has probably read Alister Mackenzie's classic 'Golf Architecture'. This is the man who designed Augusta with Bobby Jones, Cyprus Point and numerous classics. He believed that a great course could be enjoyed by the amateur and pro alike and was in fact a requirement. The Old Course at St. Andrews is a perfect example.

Golf course design in the U.S. is in serious need of new thinking and new blood. Tiger hasn't shown his hand yet in how his new company will proceed, but let's give the guy a chance. He may be the breath of fresh air we've been looking for.