14 RULES OF GOLF ETIQUETTE YOU ARE PROBABLY BREAKING

Golf prides itself as a “gentleman’s game.” En the masse, golfers take this mantra to heart, adhering not only to the rules, but towards standard etiquette on the golf course and to their fellow hackers. Unfortunately, due to bad habits or general ignorance, there remains a multitude of breaches of etiquette. We’re all guilty of some fallacy; it’s simply a matter of understanding proper procedures. Here are the 14 manners of golf etiquette that are commonly violated. Click through and see if you know them all

Showing up less than 15 minutes before your tee time

Putting with too many balls on the practice green

Failing to pick up the flagstick

Cart-path only? Carry more than one club to your shot

Talking to someone’s ball

Standing behind someone as they putt

Walking in a player’s “through line”

Placing bag on a tee box

Walking across the green with your bag

Lack of divot pattern on the driving range

If you’re terribly behind on a match play hole, pick up

Checking your phone too much

It’s one thing to check a score or send a text between holes. But continually attached to your phone goes against the spirit of being with friends or one with nature. Even if not causing an audible disruption, you’re telling your group that you find them tedious and boring.

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Source: Golf Digest

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Holiday Golf Gift Idea: Stogie Holder

The Stage V Clinger – Golf

Cigars and golf go together like peanut butter and jelly. One of the biggest challenges for the cigar smoking golfer is proper placement while hitting a shot or putting on the green. Golf course superintendents warn golfers not to lay cigars on the ground as the stogie will come into contact with hazardous pesticides and fertilizers. The Stage V Clinger solves the problem with a magnetic clip that holds your cigar while you golf.

The Stage V Clinger is a must own for the regular or occasion cigar smoker.

How To Use:
The Stage V Clinger is flexible and attaches easily to golf carts and bags and will keep lit cigars intact in a sophisticated way. The sleek design allows cigar smokers to attach the holder to any vehicle or vessel that a magnet can mount to or a Velcro strap can wrap around. The ribbed handle is easy to grip and the light pressure spring keeps cigars and cigarillos of any size in place without a pinch or tear to the cigar.

More Information:
Colors: Red, Orange, White, Blue

The cigar holder can be purchased as a single unit ($12.99) or as a pack of four ($44.99) through the Stage V Clinger website:
www.stage-v.com.

 

Source: Golf Guide

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Henrik Stenson named as the 2016 European Golfer of the Year

Henrik Stenson has been named the 2016 European Tour Golfer of the Year, winning the award for a second time after an impressive year once again.

The 40-year-old produced an impressive 11 Top-10 finishes on the tour on his way to winning the Race to Dubai title for the first time since 2013. The formidable Swede finished ahead of nearest challenger and Masters champion Danny Willett in the Order of Merit, in a season which also saw Stenson gain a silver medal at the Rio Olympics and represent Europe in the Ryder Cup.

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A re-tear of the right knee saw Henrik Stenson fail to qualify for the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship, giving the Swede more time to recover for the Ryder Cup, where he played all five matches for Darren Clarke’s side, where victory in the Friday fourballs alongside Justin Rose and a Sunday singles triumph over Jordan Spieth was not enough to stop Europe falling to a 17-11 defeat to the USA.

To bolster his position as the most revered golfer on the continent, Henrik Stenson also won the Golf Writers Trophy for the second time in 2016. This particular award is voted by members of Association of Golf Writers and is awarded to the European player that has made the year’s “most outstanding contribution to golf”. Few would argue Stenson hasn’t earned it.

Having claimed his first major at the Open at Royal Troon by winning a thrilling duel with Phil Mickelson, Stenson won this award with an overwhelming majority in the voting, despite facing stiff competition from the Masters champion Danny Willett, Olympic Gold Medallist Justin Rose and Alex Noren, who collected four European Tour titles in 2016.

Esteemed company, but Stenson is riding the crest of a wave at the moment and he is a man to watch in 2017. Staying injury free will be the most important factor in how the next few seasons play out for Stenson, a knee injury can be very tricky especially under the strain of professional golfing. Provided he stays in one piece though, the confidence and experience gained in 2016 can only propel his game forward again.

 

Source: golfblogger.com

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Tiger Woods ‘getting after it’ in preparation for December return to golf

Tiger Woods is coming back in just a few weeks. Championship weekend in college football, to be exact, is when Woods will make his much-anticipated return to the golf course. Woods has fully committed to the Hero World Challenge (which he also hosts) in the Bahamas during the first week in December.

It sounds like his preparation is coming along quite well, too. Bob Harig of ESPN spoke with Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, who told the reporter that Tiger is getting his feels back.

Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN on Tuesday that Woods is “getting after it a bit more, continuing to work toward that goal and excited to get back out there and compete, see the guys and be in the locker room instead of being an assistant captain,” as the golfer was during the U.S. Ryder Cup victory.

Steinberg went on to say that Woods is as determined as ever but dodged a question about whether he was physically limited after three surgeries on his back since 2014. The whole piece is an interesting read.

Woods pulled out of the Safeway Open in October because he wasn’t confident in his game.

“My health is good and I feel strong, but my game is vulnerable and not where it needs to be,” he said at the time. “I’m close and I won’t stop until I get there.”

Apparently he’s there, although what form of “there” remains to be seen.

I have repeatedly stated that I’m in on Woods’ final chapter and specifically laid out why I’m in on his final chapter here. I’m hopeful that we get the full version of a slightly older Tiger, not some broken down faux replacement. Woods can be really good deep into his 40s because of his brilliance and intelligence around the golf course. I just hope his body makes it possible for us to see it.

Source: cbssports.com

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