Category Archives: General

Aug
4
2014
Pros and celebs

Pros and celebs

The morning after the Open Championship, a bleary-eyed Rickie Fowler walked up to the patio outside the Ryder Cup Room at Wentworth Golf Club, sipping on a cup of coffee. Fowler, who had just finished runner-up at Hoylake about 12 hours earlier, greeted Gary Player, the tournament host, and completed with his media gauntlet with ease. 

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Jun
13
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under General
Keegan's shuffle. ©USGA/John Mummert

Keegan’s shuffle. ©USGA/John Mummert

Keegan Bradley has developed a distinct preshot routine where he rocks back and forth to ease himself into the address position. It is working for Keegan at the U.S. Open with consecutive 69s over the first two rounds, but one of his playing competitors finds the routine difficult to deal with.

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Jun
13
2014

The USGA is famous for toughening up its U.S. Open courses, but after Martin Kaymer set a Pinehurst No. 2 U.S. Open record with a 5-under 65 yesterday, there was talk that things might be easier this time around. Well, now that we have the pin location map for round two, we can say for sure that the USGA hasn’t lost its edge. In fact, they may have gone a little too far this time. Check out the map below and see what you think, but as far as I’m concerned, some of these locations are just unfair.

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Hole Map-01

Jun
11
2014
By Stephanie Wei under General

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Father’s Day is around the corner and if you’re a last-minute shopper like I am, you’re probably still looking for gift ideas (though it is Father’s Day practically every week for my step-dad). Well, you’re in luck because WUP has some great products — everything from the latest hot clubs to the hippest gadgets – that your golf-crazed dad will love.

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Apr
27
2014
Sergio putting to a 15-inch hole

Sergio putting to a 15-inch hole

Two weeks ago (the Monday after the Masters), TaylorMade and its CEO Mark King co-hosted an event, along with the PGA of America president Ted Bishop, to spread the word about the benefit to golf for courses to use 15-inch wide cups instead of the regulation 4 1/4-inches. This aberration from the “normal” game we’ve grown up with has been dubbed “Hack Golf,” with its target audience geared toward beginners and juniors.

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Apr
23
2014

The long and difficult road to playing professional golf — and making it to the bigs — is amass with obstacles to overcome. Golfers are bound to encounter challenges, whether they’re health-related and/or financial. For 31-year-old Andrew Parr, it’s been a combination. (Be sure to watch the video above — I promise you won’t regret it.)

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