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April 19, 2011

Wedge Freaks, Fondle These Clubs

Forget the techno driver and hybrids! No club can help shave as many strokes off your game as the wedge. No short game, no game at all, right? If you're a wedge freak (like us), you know that there's no better feeling on the golf course than the confidence received from a custom-made wedge.

In that regard, Titleist is leading the way with the addition of a new wedge family -- the 200 Series -- as well as a Black Oxide finish in its TVD wedges through its WedgeWorks custom shop. Each club is custom-engraved, hand-stamped and built to spec at the WedgeWorks custom shop in Carlsbad, Calif., home to wedge master Bob Vokey.

WedgeWorks allows average players to get customized Vokey wedges with the same options as PGA Tour players. And for us wedge freaks, that's as good as it gets.

Titleist Men's Vokey CC Tour Chrome Wedge

Titleist Men's Vokey Spin Milled Black Nickel Wedge

Titleist Men's Vokey Spin Milled Oil Can Wedge

Titleist Men's Vokey Spin Milled Tour Chrome Wedge




April 18, 2011

Put-Up-or-Shut-Up Cup in Wales

Have you ever wondered if you could've sunk Rickie Fowler's clutch 15-ft. putt on the 18th hole or executed Hunter Mahan's botched chip on the 17th hole at last year's Ryder Cup?

Well, now's the time to put up or shut up.

On October 3, 2011, amateur golfers are invited to Celtic Manor Resort in Wales to play in an 18-hole competition on the Twenty Ten Course. Pins for the Ryder Cup Anniversary Challenge will be set in the same locations as last year. You'll lounge in assigned locker and team rooms, and there'll be a post-round champagne celebration.

Participants will compete for either Team USA or Team Europe in a four-ball (better-ball) match-lay format.

Can't make the anniversary date? Relive the dramatic final day of the 2010 Ryder Cup on the first Monday of every month from April to September; holes are in the identical spots as last year's singles matches.




April 14, 2011

High, Happy and Half-Priced

Tucson's Arizona National Golf Club just may be the most intriguing course that we've played. It's exotic, offering the best of both desert and mountain golf. It's enjoyable, with I-can-almost-see-Mexico mountain vistas, towering saguaros and nine natural springs.

And it's ego. In that light desert air, prepare to see your 7-iron shots sail like a 6 or 5. And you'll swear that on some of the elevated tee boxes, you'll drive a par 4, especially with the way the ball rolls on the sun-baked fairways--that miraculously stay green in the dry heat (mid-90s when we played).

Arizona National is the University of Arizona men's golf team's home course, and it's a visual treat to play. It's challenging but not intimidating, and greens are not tricked up.

Try other tracks in Tucson, but make it a must to return here. Especially knowing that starting Monday, you can play this playful course for half-price.




April 12, 2011

Rattlers, Birdies and Vistoso

We admit that in our group, the birdies were as rare as the rattlesnake sightings when we played The Golf Club at Vistoso in Tucson, Arizona. It was hot enough for rattlesnakes--in the mid-90s--which made us wary when searching for balls off the fairway. But, as they say, it was a dry heat, and it felt like the temperature was in the 80s.

Tom Weiskopf designed Vistoso so that you're treated to the desert's best: mesquite trees, palo verde, purple prickly pear cactuses, wildflowers, roadrunners and rabbits that romp in the valleys of the Catalina and Tortolita Mountains. But the desert darlings are the towering saguaro cactuses, which may catch your ball and rob you of an awesome approach shot. What a hoot!

Fairways are generous, and greens are large and fair. Plus, the post-round dining/drinking area makes you want to stay for a relatively cool desert evening.




April 06, 2011

Play in Scotland -- Pro-Amped!

If you've ever played in a pro-am you know the feeling -- AMPED! If you haven't, chances are you dream of it. Well, turn loose some of that amperage into your veins right now! This is your chance to make the dream real!

Enter the Drive It Home Competition, to win a 7-night, amp-filled trip for two to Scotland (home of golf) to see the Johnnie Walker Championship August 25-28, 2011 ... and play in its pro-am at the Gleneagles PGA Centenary Course. That's you; out there with the big boys! AMPED!

    That's just part of what you'll win! Add:

  • Free round-trip airline flight.
  • Free accommodations for two at the Fairmont Hotel, the Hilton Dundee and Gleneagles Hotel.
  • "Car hire" for eight days.

How amped would you be to win all this? Certainly enough to enter now!




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