Throughout their careers, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have found some interesting places and lies on the golf course, and more often than not they've pulled off an amazing escape.
Monday, May 25, 2020
Friday, May 22, 2020
Known to take risks around the green throughout his PGA TOUR career, check out some of Lefty’s all-time best flop shots along with a tongue-in-cheek instructional from 1992 where Mickelson shows off a reverse flop.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
GOLFPASS coach Martin Chuck from Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona teaches three ways to improve your course management strategy, which is part of his “Level Up” series that helps three different levels of golfers.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
GOLF.com was in attendance at the Scottsdale Open. This event featured current and former PGA Tour pros, in the likes of Kevin Streelman, Colt Knost, and Joel Dahmen as well as popular faces in the Pro-AM. Get a feel from the players and event officials on early observations and changes happening as golf becomes one of the first major sports to take the leap in coming back.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
How well do you know the world's most famous courses? In this video, Neil Tappin shows photographs of some of the most iconic, beautiful golf venues (all of which have host men's major Championships) but how many of the 12 can you name? By using some of the most incredible pictures of the world's most famous clubs, this quiz will test your knowledge of the elite game. Can you identify all 12 of these iconic golf courses?
Sunday, May 10, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Monday, May 4, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Have you ever wondered how hole locations are chosen on a given day? A surprising number of factors must be considered to find a balance between playability, variety and turf health.
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
It’s Earth Day, and as we mark our 100th anniversary, the USGA Green Section is taking time to highlight the environmental benefits of golf courses.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
GOLFPASS coach Martin Chuck from Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona teaches his keys to help you master the greenside bunker shot, which is part of his “Level Up” series that helps three different levels of golfers. Learn the proper way to make perfect contact from the sand to break 100, the correct backswing and downswing techniques to break 90 and how to maintain high loft on the clubface to break 80.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Draws, cuts, hooks and fades — Team TaylorMade has *all* the shots. Thanks to the V Steel design in the all-new SIM fairways, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Collin Morikawa, Matt Wolff and John Rahm had no problem navigating their way around, over (and through!) that 25-foot wall.
Monday, April 13, 2020
NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association, explores the science of golf. In this segment, the concept of kinematics, the use of stimpmeters and how they impact and regulate green speed are discussed. Additional insights are provided by two-time major champion Suzann Pettersen and professional golfer Drew Weaver.
Friday, April 10, 2020
GOLFPASS coach Martin Chuck from Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona teaches the proper way to strike your irons, which is part of his “Level Up” series that helps three different levels of golfers. Find out the keys to making solid contact to help you break 100, maximizing distance to break 90 and controlling trajectory to break 80.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Saturday, April 4, 2020
We rattled off some quick hitting questions for your favorite Callaway Staffers to answer and they did not disappoint! From Hollywood features to sharky situations, you won't want to miss this.
The Callaway Staffers include Henrik Stenson, Francesco Molinari, Maverick McNealy, Sebastian Capellan, Matt Wallace, Marc Leishman, and Adam Hadwin.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
GOLFPASS coach Martin Chuck from Raven Golf Club in Phoenix, Arizona teaches the proper strategy and technique for pitch shots around the green, which is part of his “Level Up” series that helps three different levels of golfers. We’ve got you covered whether you’re trying to break 100, 90 or 80.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Interview with Paul Waring, he tells us who he thinks is the ultimate golfer in driving, putting and much more.
Friday, March 20, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association, explores the science of golf. In this segment, putting is used to demonstrate how the scientific concepts of work, power and energy play a key role in the game. Additional insights are provided by two-time major champion Suzann Pettersen.
Saturday, March 14, 2020
In The Good, Bad & Unusual, Teryn Gregson recaps the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, where Rory McIlroy did his best to avoid a giant gator, players battled tough conditions at Bay Hill for numerous #GolfIsHard moments and winner Tyrrell Hatton destressed with water aerobics.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Team TaylorMade's Maria Fassi joins Piers and Andy from Me and My Golf for a step by step walk-through of how she plays golf. Walk along as she shows her tips for hitting off the tee, from the fairway, on the green, strategy and more in this exclusive video from the 2020 TaylorMade Golf athlete photoshoot.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Mastering any physical skill takes practice. Practice is the repetition of an action with the goal of improvement, and it helps us perform with more ease, speed, and confidence. But what does practice actually do to make us better at things? Annie Bosler and Don Greene explain how practice affects the inner workings of our brains.
Lesson by Annie Bosler and Don Greene, animation by Martina Meštrović.
Monday, March 2, 2020
Compression and collision measurements help determine the coefficient of restitution at impact for the club face to the golf ball. Knowing this COR helps researchers determine the amount of energy transmitted to the golf ball at impact.
Friday, February 28, 2020
Kurt Kitayama, Xander Schauffele, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Corey Connors, Jon Rahm, Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood have at it in Mexico to see who has the longest drive.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
In the second round of the 2020 World Golf Championships-Mexico, Sungjae Im bounces his tee shot out of the water and on to the green at the par-3 7th hole. He would two-putt for par.
Saturday, February 22, 2020
It's no secret that weather plays a big part in each round of golf, but just how much effect it has may surprise you. Paul Goodloe, a meteorologist with The Weather Channel, helps explain how variable pressure systems and conditions can alter a round.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
These days, pro golfers are hitting the ball far. Really far. And it's creating a problem: because modern golfers can reach the hole with fewer shots than before, older courses -- like Augusta National Golf Club, Oakmont Country Club, and others -- are becoming obsolete.
Now, professional organizations, like the United States Golf Association, are struggling to find a solution for big powerful golfers like Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, and Tiger Woods.
While the jump in distance is due to lots of factors, conversation is centering on the controversial possibility of redesigning the golf ball to reduce distance. It'd be the latest turn in the ball's long history: Golf balls have evolved from "featheries," to gutties, to balata balls, and eventually dimpled modern balls.
But the biggest, and most recent change? The almost-instantaneous switch from wound balls to solid core multilayer balls like the Titleist Pro V1.
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Golf has become a popular and competitive sport for kids. But, like many other sports, golf puts kids at risk of specific types of injuries. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, says overuse injuries are common on the golf course. He offers tips on how parents can help keep their kids healthy and injury-free on the fairway.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
Rory McIlroy and his coach Michael Bannon teach how to take a proper grip, create width in the takeaway and more keys to being a great all-around driver. Martin Hall hosts this lesson on driver fundamentals.
Friday, February 7, 2020
European Tour Originals presents The Hole-in-One Challenge.
Ever wondered how many shots it would take a professional golfer to make a hole-in-one? The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500.
Ahead of the Italian Open, the fifth Rolex Series event, we challenged three-time European Tour winner Edoardo Molinari to go a couple of thousand better. With a day and 500 balls to play with on a 145-yard par three, could he beat the odds and find that one, perfect shot?
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Saturday, February 1, 2020
The Golf Central crew breaks down which of the two Super Bowl LIV contenders boasts better golfers from their respective cities.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Ahead of Tiger Woods return to Torrey Pines, sit back and relax to the tune of the greatest swing in golf.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
Friday, January 17, 2020
European Tour Originals presents the Chase The Ace Hole-In-One Challenge, episode 2. One day. 500 balls. And the aim? A hole-in-one. Sounds simple, right? The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500.
One year on from Edoardo Molinari’s valiant, emotional attempt in Italy and ahead of this week's Nedbank Golf Challenge, we asked three-time European Tour winner Brandon Stone to go a couple of thousand better. With a day and 500 balls to play with on a 184-yard par three, could he beat the odds and find that one, perfect shot? Here's what happened...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association, explores the science of golf. Here, how the game is scored, both in a recreational and competitive setting, are discussed, including how a "projected cut" is determined during USGA championships. LPGA play Belen Mozo and USA Walker Cup Team participants Patrick Rodgers and Drew Weaver provide their thoughts.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
By Andrew Wood
I didn’t know it at the time, I was only 10, but the day the old golf pro, at Cow Glen Golf Club, near Glasgow died, would prove to be the start of the amazing odyssey that has been my life. A life dominated by chasing a little white ball around the World. The friends I have met, the money I have made, the lifestyle I have enjoyed all link back to that dumpster!
The dumpster where they put 60 years worth of old clubs, balls, and rubbish that the old pro had accumulated in his tiny little pro shop. From it, my uncle Forbes, whom I happened to be visiting, rescued a hand full of hickory-shafted clubs, which were promptly cut down and sent back with me in England.
My parents didn’t play golf so I started hitting balls on my own on a playing field. Soon after, I persuaded my parents to get me into a club as a junior member. For the next 8 years, I spent every waking hour, other than school, at Lilleshall and later Shifinal golf clubs. The handful of kids I played with there are still my best friends today although I moved 4,000 miles away.
The knowledge I gained about life and business on those fairways surpassed anything I ever learned in college. Although my golf did get me a full scholarship.
Make no mistake about it, getting your kids involved in golf will be one of the greatest and most valuable gifts you will ever give them!
I grew up in the late 70’s and sure we had video games like Space Invaders and Pac-man but it was an afterthought, not a lifestyle. Today’s kids need more than ever to get away from the computer games and get out and socialize with real people, not virtual people. Golf is by far the very best way to accomplish that and set your kids up for success in life. Here is Why:
1. Anyone Can Play: Golfers come in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to be particularly strong, tall, lean or fast to succeed. Golf champions come in every shape and size imaginable. It’s never too early to start, and unlike most other sports you can enjoy golf your entire life!
2. Minimal Risk: Unlike many other popular sports like baseball, soccer, and Football, the chances of injury, especially serious injury, are almost non-existent; golf is a non-contact sport.
3. Safe and positive environment: The golf course is a safe place and facilitates mentoring relationships.
4. Lifelong friendships: You never know who you will meet on a golf course, but it’s one of the easiest places in the world to make friends. Success breeds success and people who play golf are by in large more successful than the average bear. Those are the people you want your kids hanging out with! Best of all, golf creates a unique bond so those friendships can be developed all over the world and last a lifetime!
5. Prepare for business: It’s hard to think about it now but kids grow up and the people they meet as children can play a huge part in their success later in life. Golf is a sport that helps prepare kids and teens for careers in business and other professional arenas. Even at 12, I was learning about real life business every day from all the adults I played with.
6. Time Spent Outdoors: In today’s world of video games, smartphones, and child obesity, it can be hard to drag your son or daughter off the couch. Golf is the perfect excuse to spend an entire day enjoying nature and presents the opportunity to develop healthy lifelong exercise habits!
7. Important Life Lessons: Golf closely parallels real life as one experiences the highs and lows of the game. The range of experience, from birdies to bogeys, rewards a young person’s ability to keep each shot in perspective, manage one’s emotions, maintain a positive outlook and focus on the shot at hand. Golf is a sport that will teach your child things like integrity, discipline, and respect. As they learn to conduct themselves on the golf course, these lessons will translate directly into everyday life. (See http://traitsofchampions.com)
8. College Scholarships: Avid golfers have a lot of opportunities when it comes to college funding. The earlier your child starts, the greater his or her chance is of gaining access to scholarship money.
9. Spend time with family: Golf is a game that encourages family participation. When children are young, they enjoy doing just about anything with you (but it doesn’t long last so start now). Golf is an opportunity for quality bonding time and it’s one that can last a lifetime.
10. It’s FUN: This should probably be at the top of the list, but one of the best reasons to get your son or daughter involved with golf is that they’ll have an absolute blast. They’ll have the chance to learn new skills both physical and mental, make new friends and discover new opportunities.
There are a million things you can buy your kids or gift your kids in the hope that it helps them learn and grow, only a few make a real impact.
Encouraging them to play golf is one!
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Sunday, January 5, 2020
In a special edition of The Good, Bad & Unusual, Teryn Gregson recaps the best moments of 2019 on the PGA TOUR, that include Tiger’s stellar year, Jack Nicklaus surprising Rory McIlroy, an Island Green one-chip challenge and a Presidents Cup comeback for the history books.
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Whether you're teeing off or tapping in, Newton's First and Second Laws are always present at the point of impact for a golf ball. Jim Hubbell, a USGA research engineer, explains how these two laws of motion affect the acceleration force of a golf ball.