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It’s my birthday, and I’ll buy if I want to!

It’s that time of the summer again: late August, when my age always goes up a year and my handicap goes down a couple strokes. Just in time for the season to wind down, some drives are finding the fairway and putts are finally dropping. Sigh. So, to make myself feel better, I find the […]

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XXIO Prime Hybrids: Lightweight power for moderate swing speeds

In 1995, I was living in Japan. If you think the 1990s golf craze was at a fever pitch in the US, you should have seen Japan. People were spending millions on private club memberships. And every time I ventured into a department store, I’d check out the golf clubs, where I could always find […]

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Father’s Day 2019: Golf is probably Dad’s favorite 4-letter word

Some of the best things in life are also some of the most challenging – and if we’re being totally honest, also sometimes the most frustrating. Consider parenting. I like to say, “I yell because I care.” But the truth is, sometimes when nothing else has worked, it’s all I can think of. Golf is […]

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Connect with Mom on the links: Mother’s Day Gift Guide, 2019

The fastest-growing segment of new golfers is women. Whether your dear Mother is developing a new interest in the game, or was bitten long ago by the golf-bug, here are some ideas for Mother’s Day golf gifts that will brighten her day and make this golf season her best yet. Southern Tide Sports and Leisure […]

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BIG MAX golf bags gives a big boost to your golf game

I’ve written several times about BIG MAX Golf’s push carts—the most popular carts in Europe. Now BIG MAX has a line of top-notch golf bags that match the quality and engineering of their carts. The new bags by BIG MAX include two models of cart bags, the Aqua Sport 2 ($300) and the Dri Lite […]

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Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 Push Cart: Walk your own path

Sun Mountain Pathfinder 3 ($200) Motorized golf carts are fine on extremely hilly courses, on courses with marathon walks between holes, on hot or rainy days when there are long waits between shots, and for golfers who have mobility limitations. This said, I generally hate motorized golf carts. I especially hate it when the foursome […]

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Mizuno JPX 919 Irons are big news for golf equipment aficionados

The golf club business is all about “new” – “new” designs, “new” materials, “new” promises of even more distance and power. So it’s difficult for equipment companies to elbow their way into the headlines because everything is so “new.” The waning months of 2018 did see some major equipment buzz, however, when Mizuno introduced its […]

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Grandma got run over by a golf cart

Golf season might be over in northern climes, but that doesn’t mean you can’t geek out over new golf gear, gadgets, and goodies. In fact, all I ever want for Christmas – and really the only thing I was to give – is golf stuff. I can’t even sing seasonal songs without changing them to […]

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Srixon Z 785 Driver: Underrated top performer

A while ago on Twitter, a golf twit posted a question about which golf equipment company is the most underrated. An unofficial count of the results revealed Srixon as the winner of the poll. Most every golfer knows about Srixon golf balls – balls that, in my opinion, might be the best on the market […]

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Cobra’s F-MAX Superlite woods and hybrids amp up your swing-speed

Though I try to deny it, I’m getting older. And as much as I try to compensate for this biological fact, muscle tone and flexibility are slipping away little by little, too. What does this mean for my golf game? Paradoxically, even though I’m scoring better than I ever have, I’m also hitting the ball […]

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