Friday, January 29, 2010

PGA.com :: Features :: Complete coverage of the new grooves policy

PGA.com :: Features :: Complete coverage of the new grooves policy

My opinion of the USGA and the Royal & Ancient Club in recent years is zero.

Last year I had to buy a new driver because mine was ruled ineligible at 464cc instead of 460cc on the one model they tested - they did not test MY club. I bought the driver at a reputable company who said it was conforming.

So the USGA cost me lots of money for nothing and they will be on my negative list for years to come. Nor do I have any guarantee that they may not outlaw everything in my bag. Who knows.

This new groove thing is just more of the same.

You can't hold back progress. Fools.

Next thing you know we will be playing with rubber balls like 100 years ago.

Are these golf ruling bodies composed of too many stuffed shirts overimpressed with their own importance. Who needs them? Not this golfer.

They should be replaced by a futuristic body with some actual contact to the real game of golf today.
The number of people playing golf in the USA, for example, is receding, and people like the USGA are directly responsible for that development.

Grow, or die. That's the rule of life.

USGA Launches New Rules Of Golf Application for iPhone and iPod Touch

USGA: 2010 Golf App News
"Far Hills, N.J. – The United States Golf Association has announced the launch of the official application for the 2010-2011 editions of “The Rules of Golf,” “Decisions on The Rules of Golf” and “Rules of Amateur Status” for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The Rules of Golf App is designed for golfers who want instant access to the official Rules and Decisions. With this application, which features simple navigation and a convenient word and phrase search function, users can quickly answer questions about every Rule, Definition and Decision.

Users can purchase and download the Rules of Golf App in the iTunes store for $3.99."
Looks like a great deal.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Feedback to Improve Your Putting by Karen Nicoletti Posted by Charlie King

Feedback to Improve Your Putting by Karen Nicoletti
Posted by Charlie King on Tue, Jan 20, 2009 @ 05:20 PM

"Tour Players don't make everything they look at. They focus on making a good stroke and having good speed control. I wanted to share some statistics from the PGA Tour that I found on-line. These statistics might surprise you and help you with your confidence.

Percentage of Putts Made by PGA Tour Professionals-

2ft 99%
3ft 91%
4ft 81%
5ft 70%
6ft 62%
7ft 54%
8ft 47%
9ft 43%
10-14 ft 31%
15-19 ft 19%
20-24 ft 14%
25 ft & greater 6%"

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