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Losing some distance? It may be because you're not finishing your swing. 2009 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Bender helps one golfer release his right side better with some tips that can help you as well. Check out this week's "Free Lesson Friday."
Why booming distance is ruining golf
Ben Alberstadt, a featured columnist on BleacherReport.com, has an interesting piece that focuses in on why it is that the distance the golf ball travels is ruining golf. Alberstadt writes:
14 Jan 2013 - 8:36am - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup captain chatter reaches fever pitch
The European Tour’s powerful Tournament Committee meets Tuesday evening at the HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, and could select the 2014 European Ryder Cup captain at that get-together.
13 Jan 2013 - 11:46pm - 0 Comments
Whole new definition of four-ball
So what did you do on Sunday? 2011 U.S. Amateur champion Kelly Kraft stacked this tower of golf balls. Seems pretty cool to me, but someone wasn’t too impressed.
13 Jan 2013 - 9:40pm - 0 Comments
No captaincy for Clarke in 2014?
What looked to be a two-man race between Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley for the 2014 European Ryder Cup team captaincy position, may now still be a two-man race -- but with a different challenger for McGinley.
11 Jan 2013 - 12:51pm - 0 Comments
Louis Oosthuizen can dig his new prize
Ben Hogan famously said that the secret to golf "is in the dirt." If any golfer can figure out whether or not that's actually true, it's Louis Oosthuizen.
11 Jan 2013 - 12:30pm - 0 Comments
Nicolas Colsaerts' first drive is the deepest
A total of 15 players knocked drives over 400 yards last week at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, which is about the norm these days on the mountainside layout at Kapalua – especially with last week's big winds whipping.
11 Jan 2013 - 12:48am - 0 Comments
Golfer's message to himself goes viral
People ask me all the time, "What kind of golfer are you?"  My typical reply now is, "I'm not near as good as I once was - but I have more fun than ever before."  That's not all that eloquent but it's really accurate.
10 Jan 2013 - 9:10pm - 1 Comments
A primer for the 2013 Sony Open in Hawaii
Rob Goldberg, a featured columnsist for BleacherReport.com, put together a nice primer to get you prepared for the start of the Sony Open in Hawaii -- the first, full-field event of the 2013 PGA Tour season -- which starts today in Oahu.
10 Jan 2013 - 10:27am - 1 Comments
McIlroy spotted with Nike gear in Dubai
One of golf's worst kept secrets seems to have been revealed -- Rory McIlroy was spotted in Dubai with a Nike golf bag filled with Nike clubs.
10 Jan 2013 - 10:08am - 0 Comments
Meth lab discovered at Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa
Action News in Jacksonville, Fla. (ActionNewsJax.com), broke a story early this morning on the discovery of an active meth lab found on one of the upper floors of the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa.
10 Jan 2013 - 8:48am - 0 Comments
An anchor without the anchor?
We've all been talking about the proposed ban on anchoring putting strokes for the last couple of months, but one man is doing something about it.
9 Jan 2013 - 11:30pm - 0 Comments
Most exciting storylines of 2013
The 2013 season will be a huge one in golf, says Dan Talintyre, a featured columnist over at Bleacher Report.
9 Jan 2013 - 9:09pm - 0 Comments
Monty says he would captain '14 Euro Ryder Cup team if asked
Listen to anyone and they'll tell you: the European Ryder Cup captaincy for 2014 at Gleneagles is a two-horse race between Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke and Ireland's Paul McGinley.
9 Jan 2013 - 3:04pm - 0 Comments
Sorenstam couldn't avoid slice... literally
Usually professional golfers only slice it when they want to slice it. This time, however, Annika Sorenstam sure wishes she had control over a slice.
8 Jan 2013 - 2:34pm - 0 Comments
Duval, former Mr. 59, feeling snubbed?
Former world No. 1 golfer David Duval has taken a liking to Twitter lately. Since joining the twittersphere several weeks ago, Duval has already fired off over 1,000 tweets and has picked up over 8,000 followers at last check.
8 Jan 2013 - 9:24am - 0 Comments
Happy 30th birthday, Natalie Gulbis
Natalie Gulbis, one of golf's most popular players, is celebrating the big 3-0 today – at Disneyland, of all places.
7 Jan 2013 - 5:32pm - 0 Comments
Golf's big impact
Just how big is golf? The leading organizations within the industry that comprise Golf 20/20 set out to answer that question and the results may surprise you.
7 Jan 2013 - 12:26pm - 0 Comments
LPGA goes to paradise
 In keeping with its trend of adding new events in overseas markets, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan announced on Monday that the newest women’s professional event will be held on Paradise Island, Bahamas. 
7 Jan 2013 - 10:29am - 0 Comments
Nick Watney on his move to Nike
 
6 Jan 2013 - 6:16pm - 0 Comments