Nov
20
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment

Arccos-Golf-Stat-Tracking-System-930x360

Last Tuesday I met up with Arccos Golf CEO and co-founder Sal Syed to play a round at the Course at Yale and test his product. I’ll admit that prior to using Arccos, “the first ever, fully automatic, real-time GPS golf stat tracking system,” I was a bit wary, but I was also anxiously excited, which sounds extremely geeky — I’ll explain in a bit. Bottom line: I’m now obsessed with Arccos.

Continue Reading

Nov
19
2014
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

The clever folks at European Tour Productions have done it again, making another entertaining video with some of the biggest names in the game. This time, Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson and Justin Rose return to the Earth course at Jumeirah Golf Estates to challenge each other to the famous shots they once pulled off there.  #braggingrights

Continue Reading

Nov
18
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods
Lindsey has her man's back!

Lindsey has her man’s back!

Tiger Woods nearly broke the internet Tuesday afternoon when he posted a column on Derek Jeter’s new website, the Players’ Tribune, which blasted a column in the December issue of Golf Digest for a satirical fake interview with Woods that was penned by distinguished writer Dan Jenkins. Lindsey Vonn, who is training in Vail, Colorado, for her World Cup skiing comeback, is glad her boyfriend took a strong stance, according to a USA Today report.

Continue Reading

Nov
18
2014

TG_Side_Standard

In the December issue of Golf Digest, legendary sportswriter Dan Jenkins pens a satirical piece of him interviewing Tiger Woods. Having read the FAKE Q&A only bits of it (excuse: my mailbox key is broken, so I can’t access my issue and it’s not online in full yet — but I’m told it will be shortly), it’s fairly funny, but if anything, it’s harmless. No surprise, Tiger and his people didn’t think so, though.

So, how did Team Tiger respond? Oh, you know, probably the way Jenkins would have written it — Tiger (or his PR flak) penned a first-person column on Derek Jeter’s new website, The Players’ Tribune, blasting Digest, Jenkins and the satirical piece. You could call it a slight overreaction (they even wrote a letter to the magazine). 

Continue Reading

Nov
16
2014
By Stephanie Wei under LPGA
Viva la Mexico!

Viva la Mexico!

Christina Kim’s victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational might not be the biggest story of the LPGA’s blockbuster season, but in my book, it’s certainly the best one, not to mention the most feel-good (tissue, anyone?). It’s also definitely a fan favorite, as Kim wins hearts and minds everywhere she goes, whether it be an exchange on Twitter or an encounter at a tournament — she’s one of the most popular figures in women’s golf.

Continue Reading

Nov
16
2014
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

Brooks Koepka fired a final-round, seven-under 65 to overcome a two-shot deficit and secure his maiden victory on the European Tour at the Turkish Airlines Open. The 24-year-old American posted an tournament total 17-under to edge out Ian Poulter by a shot.

Continue Reading

Nov
13
2014
By Stephanie Wei under College Golf

Phil Mickelson has found a way to spend part of his offseason. Mickelson has been named the interim assistant golf coach to Arizona State University. The connection is that he’s obviously a former Sun Devil, where he won three individual NCAA titles, but also, his brother Tim is the head coach of the men’s golf team.

Golfweek, which first reported the arrangement, says Phil’s role isn’t expected to be long-term.

Continue Reading

Nov
13
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Equipment
TaylorMade's latest driver

TaylorMade’s latest driver

Images of TaylorMade’s new R15 driver (the Japanese version, which is slightly different than the American edition) were leaked on the interwebs on Thursday.

We have confirmed that TaylorMade is launching an R15 driver – offered in black and white. Like previous R series TaylorMade drivers, this one appears to be fully adjustable, evidenced by the two sliding weights and loft sleeve technology.

I’m attending an event introducing the product tonight, so stay tuned for more details…

Continue Reading

Nov
12
2014
Flagstick monitoring tool

Prototype of the device

If you follow me on any of my social media outlets, Twitter, Instagram and/or Facebook (and if you don’t, you should shameless self-promotion), then you know I attended the USGA’s Pace of Play Symposium today, where I’ve gleaned a bunch of interesting information — some of which I’ve shared with you in snippets already.

We all hate slow play and have our ideas and opinions on its causes and solutions to try to eradicate it. However, one of the main things that stood out at the Symposium was the prototype device the USGA introduced, the Flagstick Monitoring Tool (pictured above), which is intended to help address slow play at the recreational level at some point in the near future. 

Continue Reading