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Mansell extends to four-shot lead at St. Andrews

Richard Mansell doubled his lead to four strokes at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by shooting 5-under 67 at Carnoustie in the third round on Saturday.

Hughes catches Detry to share lead in Mississippi

Mackenzie Hughes birdied his last two holes at the Country Club of Jackson to catch Thomas Detry for a share of the lead in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Hull with 8 birdies posts 64 to take lead in Texas

British golfer Charley Hull made eight birdies in her round of 64 in The Ascendant LPGA on Friday. That gives her a two-shot lead over Atthaya Thitikul and Janet Lin going into the weekend.

Scott says LIV Golf not 'pure evil' for the game

Adam Scott says Greg Norman's association with LIV Golf hasn't strained his relationship with his long-time mentor and adds he doesn't see the new tour as "pure evil" for the sport.

Mansell leads at St. Andrews; McIlroy 9 back

England's Richard Mansell conjured up a remarkable round of 68 in horrendous conditions at St. Andrews to lead the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship by 2 shots at the halfway stage.

Lin makes late eagle to take LPGA lead in Texas

Xiyu Lin made a 10-foot eagle putt late in her round. That gives her the lead in The Ascendant LPGA with a 65.

Local favorite Riley tied atop Sanderson Farms

Davis Riley, who grew up about 90 miles away in Hattiesburg, fired a bogey-free 66 to earn a share of the lead Thursday at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Langasque ties Old Course record in Dunhill Links

Romain Langasque tied the course record at the Old Course at St. Andrews by shooting 11-under 61 in the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

PGA Tour: LIV interfered with golfers' contracts

The PGA Tour filed a countersuit against LIV Golf on Wednesday, claiming the Saudi Arabian-financed circuit has interfered with existing contracts it had with its members.

Reed refiles $750M defamation suit vs. network

The $750 million lawsuit refiled by Patrick Reed accuses the Golf Channel, Golfweek, Gannett and individual employees of conspiracy due to "anticompetitive practices in order to destroy the upstart LIV Golf Tour, Mr. Reed, and fellow LIV Golf players."

McIlroy: Golf 'ripping itself apart' over LIV

Rory McIlroy has said that golf is "ripping itself apart" as tensions between the PGA and Saudi-backed LIV continue to divide the sport.

Major(s) News And Notes, September 29th, 2022

Golf without St. Andrews would be almost as intolerable as St. Andrews without golf. Here the children make their entrance into the world, not with silver spoons in their mouths, but with diminutive golf clubs in their hands. Here the Champion is as much a hero as the greatest general who ever returned in triumph from the wars. Here, in short, is an asylum for golfing maniacs and the happy hunting-ground of the duffer, who, armed with a rusty cleek, sallies forth to mutilate the harmless turf. ROBERT BARCLAY (1892)

LIV Golf refutes report of deal to buy TV time

LIV Golf issued a statement that the Golfweek report was "incomplete and inaccurate," and that it is ahead of schedule in its inaugural year, including such areas as broadcast rights.

Saves More Strokes with a Unique Chip

Golfers who shoot in the 80’s and 90’s need to focus on one stroke more than any other to lower their scores. Great chipping is by far the most important shot that you need to conquer before you will break into the occasional 70’s game.

Mid-handicap golfers miss over 50% of the Greens In Regulation. The higher the percentage of misses, the higher your score on every round. Missed Greens In Regulation also end up costing you more strokes if you can’t chip your next shot for a 1 putt par or a 2-putt bogie.

Of course, you need to practice your drives and approach shots but until you perfect them you need a chip shot that will get your ball close to the hole for a single putt. Too often mid-handicappers mishit their short chips because they are trying to make the perfect shot exactly the way the pros seem to make every shot. Unfortunately, by using a full backswing and wrist release through the ball, you often end up hitting your ball FAT or THIN.

It takes a lot of practice to make a professional chip shot where you hit your ball and then cut under the ball by a fraction of an inch on bare ground or through deep rough. The chance of mishitting your shot increases with the length of your WILD backswing.

WHY NOT PUTT YOUR CHIP with a perfectly controlled putting stroke? [I saw this method presented by Danny Maude.] The putting swing is the easiest swing in golf. You only need to swing in a pendulum motion to impact your ball at the bottom of your arc (exactly with the same length of arms when you setup for your shot).

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PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan talks about the tour's future, Tiger Woods, LIV Golf and more

In an exclusive interview with ESPN, PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan discusses the future of professional men's golf.

Report: LIV nears deal to buy time on Fox Sports

Golfweek, citing multiple sources, reported that LIV Golf is nearing a deal to buy air time on Fox Sports, one that would see its events air on FS1. The deal is still being finalized, according to the report.

Phil, 3 others ask out of LIV lawsuit vs. PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson, Talor Gooch, Ian Poulter and Hudson Swafford have asked to be dismissed as plaintiffs in LIV Golf's lawsuit against the PGA Tour.

PXG 0317 ST Irons – For the Elite Player

PXG has released new 0317 ST irons. If you’re unfamiliar with “ST,” it’s short for Super Tour. The manifestation of that is a set of modern Tour-level blades (well, mostly blades) designed for well above average ball strikers.

What’s in a name

PXG’s product names come from military codes. If that’s news to you, the background is that it’s a bit of a tribute to PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parsons’ military service. Before this year’s launch of the GEN5 series brought all PXG “GEN” products under the 0311 umbrella, 0317 (the code for Scout Sniper) was the game given to PXG hybrids.

Previous generations of Super Tour irons can be found in both the 0211 and 0311 lineups.

For those trying to keep up:  What were 0317 hybrids got rolled under the PXG 0311 GEN5 umbrella and then the Super Tour irons that were sometimes part of the 0211 iron lineup became a stand-alone 0317 iron offering.

A closeup of PXG 0317 ST golf irons
PXG 0317 ST irons are 3x forged (AKA triple forged)
An address view of the PXG 0317 ST 7-iron
a photo of the precision weighting in the PXG 0317 ST iron
the cavity back 3-iron of the PXG 0317 ST iron set
An address view of the PXG 0317 ST 3-iron
A face-on view of the PXG 0317 ST "Super Tour" iron
a chart showing the specifications of the PXG 0317 ST Blade irons
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Urgent Care Needed For Golf's Sacred Sites; East Lothian 2023 With The UK Golf Guy

Golf has been played on Gullane links for over 350 years. As far back as 1650, the weavers of Dirleton played the weavers of Aberlady annually on Old Handsel Monday. However, there was no organized club until early last century , when some local farmers banded together to play golf. This club became defunct about the end of the feather ball period (1848) but it was resuscitated in 1859 and, as the East Lothian Golf Club, still holds meetings today at Gullane. The oldest club in continuous existence at Gullane is Dirleton Castle, founded in 1854 by “shopkeepers, working me and artisans.” Weavers, farmers; artisans; their appreciation of Nature’s golfing bounty at Gullane has spread worldwide. Golf on Gullane Hill was a lucky combination of wind, sand, rock, rabbits, wool, feathers and gum. ARCHIE BAIRD