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Category Archive for 'State of the Game'

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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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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What is our relationship to the game of golf? How do we derive satisfaction on the links? Whether we know it or not, we are all forced to answer this question on an ongoing basis. It manifests in the courses we play, times we choose, company we keep, stakes we play for, even the way [...]

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I spent way too much time editing this stupid video that gathers up a few swings and sound snippets from around the internet. It ain’t exactly Hyno Designs, but I did my best and I think it came out OK. Hopefully the message speaks for itself. Enjoy!

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For whatever reason, the growing call for change has become a chorus this week.  Apparently, no topics are out of bounds and we have heard the players weighing in on anchored putters, 460cc drivers, and the general effect of technology negating the skills of the pros at the highest levels. Here we go… ————————————————— First [...]

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I’ve  spent a few thousand words on PGT spouting my thoughts on the effect of modern gear on the professional golf ranks in terms of the ramifications for public golfers and golf courses.   Rather than re-hash this week’s anthem of voices echoing similar sentiments (Exhibit A: Gary Player at The Open this week), I [...]

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Odds and Ends

After Simpson’s win at the US Open last week, the powers that be have committed to making a ruling on the legality of the anchored (belly) putter by the end of the year.  One version I’ve heard bans the belly putter completely.  The other version I’ve heard bans use of anchoring for any strokes make [...]

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Like most of us, I just finished watching a great US Open at Olympic.  This was just what I needed to stop pouting over injury and get excited about golf again.  Cheers to the USGA for restoring the championship’s claim as the toughest test in golf.  It was done with length but not solely with [...]

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What great news! The USGA has a plan and it looks like they have the confidence to implement it!  Check out these quotes from the article I recently read: “The Rules of Golf Committee and the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association will take whatever step they think necessary to limit the power [...]

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