Golf Tips from the Golf Partners Club's Newsletters:


GOLF TIPS: Equipment, Travel, Discounts and Deals, and just some funny videos.

I have been a life long member of the PGA Partners Club. They have exciting news about the future of the Club! They are moving in a new direction after 12 great years as partners with the PGA TOUR. Effective January 1, 2010, the Club ceased its affiliation with the TOUR and began a new partnership with GOLF Magazine.

As a result, they are called Golf Partners Club. Going forward, all paid Club members will receive GOLF Magazine every month instead of PGA TOUR Partners every other month. Please visit their new site: Golf Partners Club

I will still be posting these newsletters on a timely basis, and if you would like to join the Golf Partners Club please click this link:


March 29, 2012

Adams Speedline Fast 12

When we buy drivers, we politely listen to sales facts and figures. But in the end, only one number matters: distance. Well, here are a few facts about the new Adams Golf Speedline Fast 12 Driver ($349).

Adams has dubbed it the "Aaerodynamic Bomber" as well as the most forgiving (increased MOI) Speedline driver to date. The new airfoil design elements on the crown and sole result in 14 percent less drag and up to 3 m.p.h. faster clubhead speed.

We took the Fast 12 directly to the course and used it on many holes after hitting our current drivers. (Note: This is a light driver, which may give you pause if you like more head weight.) Results: No difference in distance for half the holes; but with the other half, the Fast 12 outdistanced our current drivers by 30 yards. That's a fact.

Adams Men's Speedline Fast 12 Driver

Adams Men's Speedline Fast 12 LS Driver

Adams Speedline Fast 12 Driver

Adams Speedline Fast 12 Draw Driver

Adams Speedline Fast 12 Driver - Womens

March 28, 2012

Swing Driver--But Don't Break It!

Talk about a taskmaster of a training club, get this: The Medicus Dual-Hinge Driver breaks when you make a mistake! When the downswing starts in that dreaded "outside-in" motion that causes slicing.

With that kind of tough-love instant feedback, it's no wonder that golf pros have named the Dual-Hinge the top swing-trainer club; it's the best-selling golf-training aid ever. More than a million golfers have learned that once they swing the Dual-Hinge without breaking it, they're swinging in tempo and on plane. No more slicing or hooking, which means longer, straighter shots -- and lower scores.

With the new 460 cc head, the Dual-Hinge is better than ever -- If you don't add 20 yards to your tee shots and find twice as many fairways, just send it back no questions asked.

Medicus Driver Improves All Aspects Of Your Swing! Now Receive A FREE Medicus Video Trial & Over $150 In FREE Gifts w/ Your Purchase!

March 27, 2012

Haney Takes Heat for "Big Miss"

Writing for Partner Advice, Golf Channel analyst John Hawkins addresses Hank Haney’s controversial book, which is released today.

Hank Haney's six years as Tiger Woods' swing coach (2004-2010) produced an abundance of success and a steady downpour of criticism. Many golf fans considered Haney inferior to Woods' prior instructor, Butch Harmon, although Tiger won six of his 14 major titles under Haney before succumbing to injuries and personal problems.

Now Haney has written a book on his time with Woods: "The Big Miss," due out today. Much like the period it covers, Hank's memoirs will yield oversized portions of credence and controversy. "I'm taking heat, but I don't care," he said a month before the book's release. "They're my memories, too, and this is golf history."

You would think any attempt to unveil the mysteries of a well-guarded superstar would bask in public approval, but in a recent chat room poll on, a whopping 50 percent described the direction of Haney's book as "unprofessional." Just eight percent characterized it as "refreshing," which I find 92 percent disturbing.

March 26, 2012

Who Is Invited to the Masters?

You may be a bit miffed that you haven't received your invitation to play in the 2012 Masters. Well, we'll relieve your misery by explaining who's invited to the most prestigious golf event on the planet.

An elite 104 players have been invited to the 76th playing of the Masters, which begins next week; 92 are expected to compete, including six amateurs and 14 first-time participants. The Masters Web site will be updated weekly with any additions to the list of invitees.

Those invited include:

  • The first 16 players, including ties, in the previous year's Masters
  • The first 8 players, including ties, in the previous year's US Open
  • The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's British Open
  • The first 4 players, including ties, in the previous year's PGA Championship
  • The 30 leaders on the PGA Tour money list for the previous calendar year

March 22, 2012

Personal Launch Monitor

Steve Pike is a longtime golf-gear writer and contributor to Partner Advice.

A launch monitor is great when you get to use one at a course or range that has one. Unfortunately, most players don't have easy access -- until now. Swingbyte is a launch monitor that attaches directly to the shaft of any golf club. The 1x2-in. device, which weighs less than 1 ounce, might be the best swing aid I've seen.

Swingbyte ($149) transmits to a smartphone or tablet a digitized version of a golf swing along with key swing data, such as your swing angle and how much the club face is open or closed. Knowing the position of your club face at impact is very valuable, and this information often surprises golfers.

Pre-Order from SWINGBYTE

March 20, 2012

"Switchblade" Divot Tool--Dig It!

There's always been a fatal attraction to switchblade knives. They can be dangerous (some states ban them), but it's fascinating to check out the variety of switchblade shapes and sizes (see video).

Divot-repair tools also come is a variety of shapes and sizes -- but they're all rather boring. Except the Flix Divot Repair Tool by Champ, which works like a switchblade. You gotta dig it because you just whip it out, repair your divot and look cool doing it.

The tool is light, pocket-size, durable and fun. Press the button and two fangs instantly spring out, ready to eat divots. The Flix comes in five colors, and you can customize the attached magnetic ball marker with your name or a logo for a company or golf event.

March 19, 2012

That's Some Rough Stuff

The rough is aptly named because that stuff is rough to hit out of -- and it may rough up your scorecard. But exactly how does this happen? How much impact does thick grass have on golfers hitting the ball? John Brenkus from "ESPN Sports Science" explains:

  • 5-in. On a major golf course where the rough can be 5-in. deep, the length of the thick grass is more than two times longer than the diameter of a golf ball.
  • 3,000. When hitting out of extreme rough (such as at the U.S. Open), the golf club will cut through more than 3,000 blades of grass before making contact with the golf ball.
The new rules for wedge grooves have affected professional golfers' shots from the rough. The shallower grooves cause the ball to spin 30 to 50 percent slower from the rough and to bounce and roll 60 percent farther.

March 15, 2012

Harder: Swimsuit Modeling or Golf?

Whether she's on or off the golf course, the talented and beautiful LPGA Tour golfer Natalie Gulbis draws the most eyes. Usually. However, it's a toss-up when Gulbis gives "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit model Julie Henderson a golf lesson. They're both rather easy on the eyes.

Every year "Sports Illustrated" publishes a swimsuit issue of the most beautiful models in the world, and this year Gulbis is a model. An offshoot of that modeling session is a golf lesson with Henderson, which includes basic tips for the tee box and the putting green. One tip from Gulbis is to think of the golf swing as similar to a baseball swing, only the golf swing is lower.

After the lesson, they talk about Gulbis the swimsuit model. Henderson asks Gulbis: "So in your opinion, between swimsuit and golf, which one is more difficult?"

March 12, 2012

Feherty's Five Funniest Quotes

David Feherty needs such a stage as his "Feherty" show on Golf Channel. He fills it well with brilliant interviews and his own puckish humor. With difficulty, we’ve chosen his five funniest quotes.

  1. "Fortunately, he (Rory) is 22 years old so his right wrist should be the strongest muscle in his body."
  2. "That ball is so far left, Lassie couldn't find it if it was wrapped in bacon."
  3. "Watching Phil Mickelson play golf is like watching a drunk chasing a balloon near the edge of a cliff."
  4. Jim Furyk's swing - "It looks like an octopus falling out of a tree."
  5. "They don't do comedy at the Masters. The Masters, for me, is like holding onto a really big collection of gas for a week. It's like having my buttocks surgically clenched at Augusta General Hospital on Wednesday, and surgically unclenched on Monday on the way to Hilton Head."

March 08, 2012

Goofiest, Greatest Golf Shots Ever

Edward Schmidt is a longtime golf writer and contributor to Partner Advice.

Hey, I've bounced my share of tee shots off pool screens and rooftops. What struggling high-handicapper hasn't had a few errant shots? Even scratch golfers and pros hit some crazy ones, but few shots are goofier than these:

  1. Miguel Angel Jimenez' shot off the wall at the 2010 British Open. This one's even better than watching his wacky, gyrating stretching routine.
  2. Fuzzy Zoeller's stop and wait shot. Good things happen to those who wait ... and wait ... and wait.
  3. Phil Mickelson's famous backward shot. Don't break your wrist on this one.
  4. Leif Olson hole in one. White ball in the side pocket, please. This guy needs to buy a lottery ticket.
  5. Dave Pelz 200-foot putt. Good read, Dave.

Golf Partners Archives

Share this page:
12 Step Golf is a spiritual approach to golf

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.