Friday, February 28, 2020

Does Tommy Fleetwood Have The Longest Drive? | Golfing World

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

Luckiest Shot of the Year! Huge Bounce Off the Water for Sungjae Im | WGC Mexico

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

Science of Golf: Weather

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

The Golf Ball That Made Golfers Too Good

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

Mayo Clinic Minute: What Parents Should Know About Kids and Golf

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

Science of Golf: Friction and Spin

NBC Learn, in partnership with the United States Golf Association, explores the science of golf. In this segment, friction and spin and its role in the game of golf are explored.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Rory McIlroy Shares Tips to Improve Your Drive | GOLFPASS: Lessons with a Champion Golfer

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

Edoardo Molinari tries to make a hole-in-one with 500 balls

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?

Saturday, February 1, 2020