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