Image Source: David Cannon/Getty Images The final major of the season begins Thursday at Royal Portrush in North Ireland and the focus will be on native son Rory McIlroy (TaylorMade TP5x).
Image Source: Getty Images Watching the final round of the U.S. Open I felt like I was seeing two heavyweights slug it out.
Can a colored golf ball produce better results than a conventional white ball? That is really hard to know because you would need a huge sample size, but Bubba Watson is providing anecdotal evidence that white might be better.
TaylorMade may be known for its golf clubs more than its balls, but two of its models have been making a splash in the past few years: the TP5 and TP5X.
While golfers know they need good skills to play well, they also know that they can't excel without the proper equipment. Of course, golfers need to find the right clubs, but they must also give equal attention to finding the right golf balls. All aspects of their game are affected by the balls they use, and quality, affordable golf balls can make the difference between an average round and an outstanding one. When they choose their golf balls, golfers need to consider several crucial factors.
Image Credit: The Winnipeg Free Press Store You may not know who Jared Steger is, but you’ll probably be interested in some of his golf theories and tips. Image Credit: TourBound Golf Academy Steger is the Head Teaching Professional at TourBound Golf Academy in Chicago. He competed professionally on the Web.com, PGA Tour Canada and Latino America Tour. His coaching experience includes Assistant Varsity Golf Coach at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, and Lead Instructor at International Junior Golf Academy in Bluffton, South Carolina.
Some people believe golf comes down to the club in your hands and the execution of the shot, but Howard Glassman and Tim O’Connor take the approach that the mental side of the game is equally, if not more, important. Glassman, a professional broadcaster by trade, and O’Connor, a golf performance coach, launched a podcast called Swing Thoughts in December 2015. It is dedicated to the mental aspect of golf and has become so popular that it has attracted some key sponsors, including TaylorMade.
Getting a grip on your golf game has literally become more important than ever. Oversized grips have changed the game, and it’s certainly become a major topic. Like anything, once something has some kind of success, it becomes more popular.
Former NHL stars (left to right) Marcel Dionne, Rick Vaive, Mike Gartner and Gary Leeman. Image Credit: B'nai Birth Canada During my conversation with former National Hockey League player Gary Leeman, I asked him for some tips about golf. You can read more about Gary's NHL career and how he got into golf on my previous post. As someone who was a decent amateur and is now a three-handicap, Gary told me that physical fitness, in particular strengthening the core, can help improve your game.