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What is Standard?

It seems only natural to investigate how our great golfing heroes set up their gear.  After all, it is safe to assume that touring pros have tinkered with a wide range of setups, eventually settling on a makeup that is optimal for performance at the highest level.  The problem for us onlookers is that on [...]

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Happy US Open week everybody! Being the nerd that I am I decided to peek into the bags of the very best players in the world today and see how they set things up. You’d have to be oblivious to miss the trend in modern bags away from long irons and towards hybrids and extra [...]

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Hello again!  Not many updates lately as I’ve been having more fun playing golf than thinking or writing about it.  Having finally found a weekend morning to myself I thought I’d download some thoughts on a variety of random subjects. ———————————————- Thoughts on Playing a Short Set 2014 is my first ever golf season playing [...]

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Well I suppose since it’s because I can’t afford the rare, highly sought after classic gear that I’ve turned to the funky and obscure stuff.   Here we have my latest find – a Wood Arts Gleneagles 1985 Commemorative Driver.    When I first saw this one I thought maybe it was one of Dave Wood’s pieces [...]

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  Another long work week is over and I’m pumped to watch The Masters this weekend!  Bummer about the big cat’s surgery but the world keeps turning.  I don’t really have any poignant analysis that you haven’t heard anywhere else.  As usual for the Masters, the top notch ballstrikers are the ones who have risen [...]

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Having shrunk my collection considerably over the last year, I’ve found myself suffering vintage club purchase withdrawals. In an effort to satisfy my rectangular-box cravings I made a small exception a few weeks ago.  It’s not a full iron set, or a fancy vintage driver, but rather a unique wedge which offers up more in [...]

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Plenty of happenings in the world of traditional golf lately – today is the day we try to catch up. None of the material below is “breaking” these are the things I’m keeping my eye on and I feel should be of interest to traditional golf connoisseurs. —————————— First up: Tour winner Patrick Reed highlighting [...]

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Unable to play (or write much) due to limited daylight and nearly unlimited work, I have found myself reflecting again on why we choose to play the style that we do. Our desires and motivations are not always obvious, but a few different schools of thought have been crystallizing in my mind re: traditional golf. [...]

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Odds and Ends

Just some off-season happenings in the world of traditional golf… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The ninth annual World Hickory Open Championship completed play not too long ago.  Montrose Medal Course (1562!) hosted the competition and by all accounts the weather showed up to challenge the participants in proper “Open Championship” style.  Despite the harsh conditions, initial [...]

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Winter Bag

Well, I’ve gotten a few requests for pictures of the winter gear.  And who am I to say no…  everyone loves a good “What’s In the Bag”, right?! Now that tournament season is over I wanted to get back to basics.  Simple, elegant, no-nonsense gear and no more of it than necessary.  The goal is [...]

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