We celebrated the Presidents' Day holiday a few days ago, but today is actually George Washington’s birthday. It's also a significant day in the history of golf in the United States.
On this day in 1888, a small group of hearty golfers staged the first known exhibition of golf in America – over three holes laid out by John Reid and John Upham in a cow pasture in Yonkers, N.Y. And on Nov. 14, 1888, these golfers formally established The Saint Andrew's Golf Club, which remains the oldest continuously existing golf club in the United States.
No golf club created more of a sensation in 2012 than the RocketBallz driver from TaylorMade, so the 2013 introduction of its successor – called the RocketBallz Stage 2 – is a noteworthy event.
This new edition has a lower and more forward Center of Gravity, a more aerodynamic head shape and an expanded face that, TaylorMade says, all combine to generate up to nine more yards of distance for better players compared to the first-generation RBZ driver.
By now, we all know Keegan Bradley's stance on the issues of belly putters and the proposed anchoring ban.
On Friday, he let a picture do the talking in his ongoing contention that the USGA and R&A ought to drop their plans to ban the anchoring of putter strokes and, therefore, keep long putters legal and valid.
The clubhead length is constant throughout the Cleveland 588 MT iron set, but the height of the face increases progressively in the higher-lofted clubs to make those clubs more useful in getting the ball up in the air.
The new 588 MT Irons from Cleveland Golf get their name from their flight pattern – the MT stands for mid-trajectory.
Engineered to product a medium-height ball flight, the 588 MT iron set blends long irons made especially to be easy to hit with more traditional short irons. The clubhead length is constant throughout the set, but the height of the face increases progressively in the higher-lofted clubs to make those clubs more useful in getting the ball up in the air.
Valentine's Day prompted several of golf's most prominent equipment and accessory companies to get creative in their commemoration of love and golf. Some were blatantly commercial, but most were clever and kinda fun. We picked out a dozen or so of the best images and have assembled them in a special photo gallery.
And we closed it out with one very ''punny'' entry from one of our favorite golf characters. So be sure you go to all the way to the end for his groaner of a curtain-dropper.