Posts Tagged ‘golf history’


It was recently published in most of the golf media that the USGA and R&A are working on a simplification of the rules. I know that everyone has a opinion and would like to share my comments I sent along. I would hope that everyone who reads this would add their comments and opinions.

The following letter is what I sent along to the committee members:

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Thanks to the USGA, attached below is a link to one of the most comprehensive studies on ‘off-the-tee’ distance studies I have seen in years. You will find the various parts and pieces of this report came from most of the tournament and tour websites. However, to find all this information in a single place is outstanding.


After reading the study you will see that technology has increased distance with about the same degree of advancement we have seen on the advancements in training and concentration placed on these facets of our game since the late 1990’s.

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Additional statistics for golfer to ponder. Friends at had published the supplement to 2016 – Overall Golf Performance by Handicap on May 3rd about our great golf game. In review there are may ways you can determine the final outcome. However should we take the information at face value we can see that the better players appear to play where there are more courses.

2016 Report – Overall Golf Performance by State

In review of the comments there are surely ways to change the justification of the reasons that your area is not #1 on the list (or any higher placement). Since there are those that question the statistics origin and validity, I would also content that persons are out there that have questions several official sites. My justification for this is the proposition by the USGA relative to golfers submitting unattested rounds for consideration on their handicap.

I fall on the side that submission of a round for consideration of handicap should only be a valid round under the rules. I personally don’t submit rounds for my handicap in which I have not played every shot ‘by the rules (IMO)’ on a valid course. Would look forward to comments.

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Report – Overall Golf Performance by Handicap

Have you ever wondered how your game compares to your playing partners? Now, you can see a statistical report that supports your game performance. Again friends at have complied a great report for you to use in evaluating your game and gives you information for your local discussion boards with fellow golf enthusiasts. Look at the link below to see the facts about your game of golf.

Overall Golf Performance by Handicap

Included here you will find all the points of comparison for you to review your game and find any places where you can improve. Great information for you starts to improve the game.

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Great Lessons learned during 2016 Masters

Unfortunately I didn’t get to see much of the 2016 Masters and all the related events therein due to work. However, I would like to record my thoughts (even at this late time) on what I have heard and seen in replay. Before beginning any comments on the events of the day, I do want to congratulate Danny Willet on his win and I would also like to thank everyone who participated for making this year Masters another great event.

In my opinion, more comments will be written about Jordan’s breakdown that Danny’s win. Furthermore, I believe that analysis of Jordan’s play early on the back nine will be as much help to me as much as how he finished. I will never compete at Jordan’s level but I can still learn so that some day I hopefully won’t encounter a similar fate.

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Every parent is interested in wondering how they should handle their children when it comes to learning skills and developing those young minds. Parents and children should take the advise of our most prominent local Texas golf hero, Jordan Spieth.

The book title is “Jordan Spieth: Golf Prodigy to Golf Phenomenon” and has just been recently published Rebel Reads.

I just finished this book on him (i.e. a very short biography but what else would you expect at this time in his life) and I am really interested in watching the details develop.

We all want to know how hard to push our children and when. The great part of the book is how he and his family answered these questions. Also answered and well documented in book on Jordan’s life are some good advise on handling off-course life.  I would encourage everyone to read the book available from Amazon. (I got mine for Kindle).

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Honesty and Intergrity most of the world has forgotten…

Congratulations Mateo. It is important for everyone in golf to understand not only the rules but the intent of the rules and how it affects our life. Here is the latest example of lessons learned and righteous decisions made to honor the game of golf and those they play the game.

Trophy returned upon scorecard mistake discovery

This level of honesty has been lost in most of the worldly endeavors as seen daily in the news. However, it has always been said that the children shall lead us in seeing the right things when given a good basis for making good decisions.

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Ben Hogan Golf – New Equip on old Principles

There are a great number of new golf equipment companies which make various claims. Some are valid and some are not. However, I believe that any serious golfer today should include the new BEN HOGAN COMPANY for consideration. They have managed to bring the principles of Mr. Hogan along with many new club design theories in their list of products for the coming year. Expansion of the line in 2016 includes a number of new models as well as a new hybrid.

If you are serious about new equipment, take the time and visit the site link below to get all the latest details on what I consider one of the better OEM lines in the business.

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Clubmaker PXG Makes Big Splash Signing 8 New Players

The is the first story of significance for the year 2016. The fact that new equipment not seen before in the professional ranks with an established PGA Pro makes this exciting for all to follow. Read on and see what GOLF newsletter has to say about the newest match on tour.

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Bob Parsons conducts business to an extreme, and that now includes golf clubs. The people he hired to build his golf clubs have no limitations and no deadlines. Money is no object, either, and that better be the case for the consumers. Parsons, the billionaire founder of GoDaddy, is selling his PXG clubs at about $5,000 for the entire set.

Source: Clubmaker PXG Makes Big Splash Signing 8 New Players

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2016 Rule Changes Coming

It has always been incumbent on the ruling bodies in golf, i.e. R&A and USGA, to review the various rules of our game and make the necessary modifications to make the game better. I have faith in the members of the committees which have reviewed the conditions applicable to the rule and the best decision may Read more »