Jack Nicklaus has opened only one of his world-famous Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in the United States this year, but it looks like a keeper.
The Summit Rock Golf Course opened earlier this fall at Horseshoe Bay, Texas, about 45 miles west of Austin. It joins the The Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed trio of courses known as Slick Rock, Ram Rock and Apple Rock courses in the community of Horseshoe Bay.
While the media was focused on Adam Scott's putter situation yesterday at the Australian Open, they overlooked one other bit of news.
There was a caddie fight!
Caddies Grant Buchanan and Matt Kelly had to be separated after coming to blows as their players prepared for the opening round at The Lakes Golf Course, PGA Tour of Australasia officials said Friday (Thursday afternoon in the United States). Buchanan caddies for James Nitties, while Kelly works for Marc Leishman.
From the earliest days of competition, the thought has been that negative feelings toward an opponent would only help motivate a person to defeat them. Storied athletic rivalries are often accompanied by stories of bitter feelings and outright hostility (i.e. Ali-Frazier, Belicheck-Mangini, Brett Favre-Aaron Rogers) or even mutual respect can have some tense moments (Nicklaus-Palmer, Connors-McEnroe, etc.).
Shane Bacon, a blogger for cbssports.com, recently got his hands on an amazing interview with a 14-year-old Tiger Woods in 1990 from Trans World Sport.
Years before Woods would become arguably the best golfer to ever play the game, this interview was a candid look at the competitiveness, determination and confidence Tiger possessed even at a young age.
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Dancin' Dogg Golf -- maker of the award-winning OptiShot Infrared Simulator -- has launched its next-generation software package, which includes a completely redesigned interface and enhanced graphics for an even more incredible experience on what many peg the ultimate in-home virtual golf system.
John Spitzer, the U.S. Golf Association's Assistant Technical Director, has been named to replace Dick Rugge as Managing Director of Equipment Standards, the USGA said Wednesday in a letter, obtained by Golf Digest, sent out to its staff. Rugge recently announced that he would retire next February, and Spitzer will take over at that time.
The larger RZN core in the new Nike Golf 20XI balls improves feel on all shots while maintaining driver distance, while the added RZN mantle produces longer shots off irons while providing a softer short-game feel.
More is better, at least when it comes to what's inside Nike's 20XI golf balls.
The current iterations of the Swoosh's flagship spheres begin with a core made of a material called RZN (pronounced 'resin'), which is lighter and less dense than the rubber found in many other balls. Using RZN allows for more of the balls' weight to be placed out closer to its perimeter – which, Nike says, makes them more stable in the air and helps them maintain their spin on the way down from the apex of their flight.
The fourth quarter of the year is a time when many players begin seriously checking out new gear to see what they might put in play next season. Rarely, however, does a player field-test a whole new bag of clubs in tournament play.
Rickie Fowler, however, did just that at Tiger Woods' World Challenge last week. A total of 12 of the 14 clubs in his bag at Sherwood Country Club came from Cobra Golf's brand-new 2013 AMP Cell line.