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June 10, 2016 - 10:06am
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Matt Craig
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Dog has long been known as man's best friend. But that title took on a whole new meaning for golfers when one man turned his dog's love for playing fetch into a way to improve his short game.

YouTube user Paul Haynes, who has uploaded videos of his dogs Lola and Lilly before, may have stumbled upon a game-changing inovation in backyard golf by teaching his dog to fetch his pitch shots for him.

While it may be more effective then a gimmicky ball-return system from an infomercial, this system does require a few maintanence costs. Namely puppy chow and a reliable waste scooper.

But in his defense, those 30-40 yard shots sure are tricky. 

Have you all tried this with your dogs? And if so, did it work?



June 9, 2016 - 4:17pm
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Matt Craig
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mark wahlberg backyard golf
If you weren't jealous of Mark Wahlberg before, you will be now. The Oscar-nominated actor has never been shy in expressing that his heart never strays far from the golf course.
Or in this case, in his back yard. Wahlberg took to his Instagram Thursday to show off his newly-installed backyard practice area, which includes a large green, several large bunkers, and a chipping mat from his balcony.
While everybody has played a little golf in their backyard at some point in their life, it probably didn't look a whole lot like this.
Wahlberg showed off his golf skills at this year's Pebble Beach Pro-Am, playing with Bubba Watson, and the lefty has said he holds a nine handicap.
With a little help from his buddies at Back Nine Greens, and probably a large bag of cash, that handicap could be headed down. How much do you think a setup like this costs?
Maybe Wahlberg should look into this $16 million golfer's dream home.
June 9, 2016 - 12:33pm
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Matt Craig
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Douglas Elliman Real Estate

If you had all the money in the world and were tasked with building a golfer's dream house, what would it look like?

Chances are it would resemble this mansion in Westchester, New York. And you're in luck, it's for sale! The price tag: just under $16 million.

The nearly 10,000 square foot house sits on 10 acres and looks out onto conversed land around Lake Waccabuc, only an hour's drive from New York City.

It includes six bedrooms, eight baths, an infitinity pool, a heated spa, a 100 foot-long dock, a boat house, a one-bedroom guesthouse, and 300 feet of direct waterfront along which 60 feet of beach has been installed.

And the best part for golfers? How about two golf greens, a driving range, and 10 tee boxes for 10 different golf shots.

The original house was built in 1928 by Enoch Mead, who owned Lake Waccabuc and the surrounding area. Its current owner, Mark Mosello, bought the property in 1990 for $1 million. Mosello works as an outdoor lighting designer and his work can be seen on the estates of financiers like Sanford Weill and Jamie Dimon.

If you're interested and have an extra $16 million laying around, check out the listing here.


June 9, 2016 - 12:10pm
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No matter what your age, pulling off a great shot on the golf course is always cause for celebration.

The headline pretty much says it all.

How cool is this shot and reaction from a little guy looking like Ernie Els out of the bunker?

June 8, 2016 - 11:17am
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Ian Poulter
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Ian Poulter opened up about his foot injury and how disappointed he is to not be competing in this year's Ryder Cup in an interview with Matt Adams on Wednesday.

European Ryder Cup stalwart Ian Poulter will not be in this year's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National -- at least not as a player.

Poulter was appointed as a vice captain early this week by Captain Darren Clarke after disclosing that he would be away from the game for several months to recover from a foot injury.

On Wednesday morning, Poulter joined Matt Adams on Golf Channel's Fairways of Life show and talked about how much it hurt -- emotionally -- to be dealing with an injury in a Ryder Cup year.

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"It's demoralizing because it's no secret how much I love the Ryder Cup and how much I want to compete," Poulter, who sports a 12-4-2 record in five Ryder Cup appearances, told Adams. "Obviously, I wasn't in the best of form. I was finding it difficult to play and wasn't in a position to get picked either. I would have put extra pressure on myself and played more tournaments to try and make the team and it would have sent me down a bad path."

Once Poulter explained the situation to Clarke, he was immediately offered a role in Clarke's back room as an assistant captain.

"I was honored for him to ask me," Poulter said. 'It's an amazing position to be in to be able to spend that time with the team. It's going to mean an awful lot and hopefully, if I can help in anyway possible -- whether it's making a cup of tea or doing anything I need to do to help that team feel comfortable, be happy on the golf course, be happy off the golf course, then I'm going to do whatever it is I need to do to assist that team."

Since winning the 1995 Ryder Cup at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y., the Europeans have only lost the Ryder Cup twice -- 1999 and 2008.

You can watch the complete Poulter interview here: