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An Introduction to Golf Clubs - Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What is a golf club? The club is the apparatus used by the golfer to hit the ball. No club, no golf. Golf clubs come in a variety of different types and construction, though the three classes that these types can be divided into are woods, irons (considered the most versatile) and putters.

Each club is composed of two main parts; the shaft,with a lance for grip, and a club head. Based on the type and class, the shafts and club heads differ drastically for the respective purposes.

The first class of golf clubs is called woods; woods are the first club to be put into play on a golf course. Long distance clubs, they are meant to drive the ball a great distance down the fairway. As the name implies, woods were previously made of wood, specifically persimmon wood. Taylor-made introduced the first all-metal woods club in 1979; since then, wood is rarely used and today most are made with a graphite shaft and a titanium, composite or steel head.  Woods typically have a large head and long shaft made for maximum club speed, and although they are made specifically for longer distance, they are typically more difficult to control. These clubs can be further divided into two main categories; drivers and fairways. A driver is often the club used from the tee, and is the farthest hitting club. Fairways are often use immediately after the driver, on the second shot for tee, and are also used in long distance scenarios. Though I won't go into great detail there, there are many different makes and types of drivers and fairways, each with their pros and cons.

The second class of golf clubs is called irons. Irons were originally called that because, unlike woods, they have been made with iron for centuries. Irons are typically made with thin club heads with grooved faces; irons are used to play a shot from the first two hits after the tee until the ball reaches the green. While you can play an iron from the tee box, most of your iron shots will come from the fairway. Irons are then further classified by the divisions of short irons, long irons, and mid-irons, which are further divided into sub classes, based on the differentiated angle of loft on the clubface. Again, this article deals with the basic classifications of golf clubs and will not go into detail here.

Finally, we come to the putters. Putters are used to ‘putt' the ball onto the green. If you have ever played mini-golf, you've used a scaled-down version of a putter. Once the ball is on the green, a putter is used to make a concise and controlled shot in order to get the ball in the hole. A putter is short and straight-faced, allowing for the perfect shot.

As mentioned before, golf clubs come in many different shapes, sizes, and makes, each of them created specifically for a certain shot, with their own strengths and weaknesses. By making sure you have a variety of different clubs, you can be well on your way to becoming a golf-pro.

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Golf Ball at a Glance : Titleist Pro V1 - Thursday, May 19, 2011
Knetgolf’sThursday, May 19, 2011 Golf Ball Profiles  
Golf Ball at a Glance: Titleist’s Pro V1 

What makes the Titleist Pro V1 absolutely the best golf ball on this planet?

The Pro V1 is one of the most successful golf balls ever produced. It utilizes large core, multi-component urethane Elastomer technology, as well as an innovative ZG process core technology to give you the greatest edge on your game. With a 354 tetrahedral dimple design, the Pro V1’s is tour proven with a higher ball speed and a low spin, allowing for longer drives and distances. It holds in windy conditions, and its tight ball flight, higher launch, and steep angle of descent provide excellent drop and stop performance to make your game the best it can be. It’s perfect for golfers with a wide range of launch conditions looking for that Tour-level performance. 

Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at the history of one of the golf world’s most famous ball designs. 

The Pro V1 first made its debut on October 11, 2000 during the PGA Tour in Las Vegas the first week it became available. Billy Andrade, a long-time Titleist user, was the first to use the ball, winning the first tournament. Different from previous balls in the brand (Titleist previously used a wound-ball construction for their core), it quickly established itself as a dramatic departure from the traditional ball. When it became available to the public in December, it quickly rose in the ranks of the world’s best golf balls and is now one of the most used balls in the PGA Tour and has been used by some of the greatest names in golfing history, such as Tiger Woods, Steve Striker, and Kenny Perry to name a few. 

So why buy your Pro-V1’s from Knetgolf.com?

Knetgolf.com is the world’s largest internet retailer of used and recycled golf balls. Knetgolf .com offers golfers the ability to buy high quality pre-owned and recycled golf balls at incredibly low prices, quickly and efficiently through our easy-to-use golf ball search engine. The home of the half-price golf ball, we sell the very best balls for your very best game. 

Because of the amount of technology put in the ball and its exceptional soft feel, the Pro-V1’s are some of the priciest balls in the golf world. But don’t let the price tag scare you away; Knetgolf has got you covered. While the suggested retail price for the pro-v1s can be upwards of 50 dollars, 

For $22.99, you can get 1 dozen mint-grade recycled golf balls from Knetgolf.com, allowing you to purchase quality balls at quality prices so you can get your game on. Knetgolf also has phenomenal 5 dozen and 10 dozen specials, allowing for quality and quantity for low, low prices. 
So if you’re looking for the very best, don’t look far: Titleist, and Knetgolf, have got your back. 

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An Introduction to Golf Ball Types - Thursday, May 19, 2011
Golf Ball Construction

Knetgolf is the world’s largest internet retailer of premium used and recycled golf-balls, selling over 200 different types of golf balls and satisfying over 200,000 customers annually. In order to help you better understand the golf ball, Knetgolf has written an in-depth article answering some of the questions about golf-ball construction.

What's inside a golf ball? 

If you are like most of the rest of us, then you’ve thought at some point of another about what’s inside a golf ball. There was a time when it was an easy question to answer, for golf ball construction was relatively simple.. 

Evolution of Golf Ball Construction

With the first recognizable form of the game of golf being played in Scotland in the early 1400's, the common golf ball has had nearly 600 years to evolve. Golf ball construction has been through many upgrades and enhancements throughout the history of the game.    

Golf Balls Throughout the Ages
There are four distinct stages in the evolution of the golf ball.

Wooden Golf Balls...

With the game of golf getting its roots on the East Coast of Scotland, the first golf balls were made of wood. Wooden clubs were also often used in conjunction with these balls.
Wooden golf balls were used from the mid fifteenth century until the seventeenth century, when the feathery ball was invented.

Feather Stuffed Leather Covered Golf Balls...

In 1618 a new type of golf ball was created by handcrafting a cowhide sphere stuffed with goose feathers. The 'Featherie' golf balls were manufactured while the leather and feathers were wet.
The time-consuming processes involved in creating a Feathery golf ball ensured that the price was out of reach of the masses. Though expensive, this type of ball had great flight characteristics and made the wooden ball virtually obsolete. For over three centuries the Featherie was the standard, only to be replaced with the advent of the Gutta Percha ball.

Gutta Percha (Gutty) Golf Balls...

In 1848 Dr. Robert Adams began creating golf balls out of Gutta Percha "Gutty". The Gutty golf ball was derived from the dried sap of the Sapodilla tree. It had a rubber-like feel and was formed into ball shapes by heating it up and shaping it while hot.

Almost by accident, it was discovered that golf balls with improperly smoothed surfaces often flew straighter and further than their smooth counterpart. This gave birth to the hand Hammered Gutta Ball. These golf balls were hammered with a consistent pattern throughout with a sharp edged hammer. 

Rubber Core Golf Balls...

The advent of the rubber core golf ball changed the face of the game of golf as we knew it. This new design was invented in 1898 by Coburn Haskell in association with the BF Goodrich Company. This new and unique golf ball construction and design featured a solid rubber core, high tension rubber thread wrapped around the core, and a Gutta Percha cover.

This new breed of golf ball also featured a much larger variety of outer designs for improved airflow. The mesh, reverse mesh and Bramble designs gave way to the dimple pattern first used in 1908.
Modern Golf Ball Construction

The first automatic winding machine was patented in 1900 by John Gammeter. This allowed the rubber core golf ball to be economically mass produced. From the original wooden ball to the modern rubber-cored , the evolution of the golf ball has changed the way we play the game of golf. 

Wound Golf Ball Construction

Wound golf ball construction is when golf balls have rubber thread wound around
one of two kinds of cores: a liquid center, where the core is liquid-filled; or a solid center, in which the core is made of synthetic rubber. This is then wrapped in either a balata, surlyn or another cover whereas Balata covers are rarely made nowadays. The answer to golf ball construction is no longer simple. Many golf ball manufacturers today use different types of materials in the core and even the cover of their balls. 

The characteristics of wound golf balls is greatly influenced by the combination of the core and cover material. Generally speaking wound balls are excellent when it comes to spin effect but perform poorly when it comes to carry or distance. Moreover, due to the soft cover materials used to increase the effect of the winding around the core, wound golf balls lack durability. 

One Piece Golf Ball Construction

One piece golf balls are golf balls made of a single, high-restitution synthetic rubber

Two Piece Golf Ball Construction

Two piece golf balls are dual-structure golf balls in which a high-restitution core is wrapped in a cover. This configuration enables the energy at
impact to be transferred efficiently to the ball in flight. 

While the core of a two piece golf ball is made of a resin type material, the cover has an extremely durable surlyn coat. Manufacturers keep putting an enormous amount of money into the development of new materials that could be used for core and cover such as titanium for example. A harder golf ball will not be compressed as much on impact, which is usually the case with a 2-piece ball, and will tend to slide further up the face of the club head resulting in an higher take-off angle.

Multi-layer Golf Ball Construction

Multi layer golf balls are multi-layer golf balls in which the core material is wrapped in multiple covers. As a result of the latest advances in technology, manufacturers are now able to flexibly combine materials, degrees of hardness, specific gravity, and so on, in ways that enhance a variety of performance features

Three Piece Golf Ball Construction

3-piece golf balls or Multi-Layer Balls are usually made of a large synthetic core, a thin mantel and a coat.
For optimized weight centering some manufacturers use Tungsten-weights in the centre of the synthetic core. A golf ball which is compressed more on the clubface like most wound balls will not slide up the face as much. Because of the ball's greater deformation the reshaping process is more dynamic and the ball has a flatter take-off angle, a higher rate of rotation, more lift and therefore a higher trajectory.
A three-piece golf ball is generally spins more sideways than a 2-piece ball.

Four Piece Golf Ball Construction

4-piece golf balls or Multi-Layer Balls have a small inner core surrounded by the actual core (synonymous with the 3-piece ball design).
This inner core is surrounded by a thin inner mantel which transmits the relevant distance characteristics from the coat to the core and is thus responsible for that special Balata-feeling.

Golf Ball Dimples and Aerodynamics

All golf balls are designed with dimple patterns on the cover to optimize the balls aerodynamics. The dimples can control many different aspects of shots like distance, velocity, spin control, straightness and trajectory.

Golf Ball Drag

There is two types of drag behind a sphere when it is airborne, laminar and turbulent. Laminar flow occurs over a non-dimpled golf ball and the air separates very early in front of the ball, resulting in less carry. A turbulent flow will occur with a dimpled golf ball because it causes the air to not split as soon and increases the pressure drag. Pressure drag is the air separated behind the golf ball.

Golf Ball Lift

A golf ball's dimples also assist with the ball's lift because they can keep the flow 'attached' while the golf ball spins backward. The backspin increases the speed of the upper surface of the golf ball with less friction than the bottom of the golf ball, which decreases in speed due to more friction. The air that passes over the golf ball gets dragged around to the back of the ball, producing its lift.



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Golf World at a Glance, Masters Tournament! - Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Hello all!

Masters week has just begun, so let’s check out what’s going on on the green. 

For the first time, Tiger is not the book-keepers favourite. That honour goes to Phil Mickelson, the defending champion. The odds for Mickelson are an amazing 8 to 1, with Woods at 10 to 1. At least it’s not at 25 to 1, eh Tiger?

Want to experience the Master’s tournament first-hand? You just might have a chance! Starting yesterday, a viewer could register for the lottery to buy practice-round tickets for the 2012 Masters. However, for the first time in 47 years, daily tickets will be offered to the public through the masters.com website. However, tickets are limited. Still, what a wonderful opportunity for us golfing fans!

Augusta National had a 45 minute delay for tee-time this morning after workers needed time to clean debris from overnight storms before The Masters practice round. The storms toppled trees and some power lines across town, though there was no word on any damage to the actual green.

In other news, Lee Westwood survived his second emergency landing the other day (his first occurred in Switzerland en rout to Augusta from the Shell Houston Open. A cockpit fire forced his private jet to make an emergency landing just 30 seconds after take-off. Even with all his luck on the green in the past year, I wouldn’t want to be him in a plane!

Curious to know who’s teeing off at the moment? Knetgolf.com has the tee times for The Master’s Tournament below!

MASTERS TEE TIMES
Thursday-Friday
7:45 a.m.-10:52 a.m. — Jonathan Byrd, Ross Fisher, Sean O’Hair
7:56 a.m.-11:03 a.m. — Sandy Lyle, Alexander Cejka, a-David Chung
8:07 a.m.-11:14 a.m. — Jerry Kelly, Camilo Villegas, Jeff Overton
8:18 a.m.-11:25 a.m. — Ben Crenshaw, Brandt Snedeker, Kevin Na
8:29 a.m.-11:36 a.m. — Mark O’Meara, Anders Hansen, Heath Slocum
8:40 a.m.-11:47 a.m. — Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Nick Watney
8:51 a.m.-12:09 p.m. — Vijay Singh, Tim Clark, Aaron Baddeley
9:02 a.m.-12:20 p.m. — Gregory Havret, Carl Pettersson, Ryan Palmer
9:13 a.m.-12:31 p.m. — Martin Laird, Mark Wilson, Bo Van Pelt
9:24 a.m.-12:42 p.m. — Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day
9:35 a.m.-12:53 p.m. — Mike Weir, Hiroyuki Fujita, Retief Goosen
9:57 a.m.-1:04 p.m. — Padraig Harrington, Ryo Ishikawa, Bill Haas
10:08 a.m.-1:15 p.m. — Larry Mize, Rory Sabbatini, a-Jin Jeong
10:19 a.m.-1:26 p.m. — Martin Kaymer, Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar
10:30 a.m.-1:37 p.m. — Hunter Mahan, Ernie Els, Francesco Molinari
10:41 a.m.-1:48 p.m. — Tiger Woods, Graeme McDowell, Robert Allenby
10:52 a.m.-1:59 p.m. — Arjun Atwal, Sergio Garcia, Robert Karlsson
11:03 a.m.-7:45 a.m. — Charl Schwartzel, Stuart Appleby, Charley Hoffman
11:14 a.m.-7:56 a.m. — Ian Woosnam, D.A. Points, Ben Crane
11:25 a.m.-8:07 a.m. — Craig Stadler, Kevin Streelman, a-Nathan Smith
11:36 a.m.-8:18 a.m. — Peter Hanson, Kyung-Tae Kim, Ryan Moore
11:47 a.m.-8:29 a.m. — Angel Cabrera, Ian Poulter, David Toms
12:09 p.m.-8:40 a.m. — Trevor Immelman, Lucas Glover, a-Hideki Matsuyama
12:20 p.m.-8:51 a.m. — Zach Johnson, Yong-Eun Yang, Miguel Angel Jimenez
12:31 p.m.-9:02 a.m. — Jose Maria Olazabal, Davis Love III, a-Lion Kim
12:42 p.m.-9:13 a.m. — Tom Watson, Ricky Barnes, Jason Bohn
12:53 p.m.-9:24 a.m. — Fred Couples, Luke Donald, Steve Stricker
1:04 p.m.-9:35 a.m. — Anthony Kim, Henrik Stenson, Steve Marino
1:15 p.m.-9:57 a.m. — Bubba Watson, Paul Casey, Edoardo Molinari
1:26 p.m.-10:08 a.m. — Stewart Cink, Jim Furyk, Yuta Ikeda
1:37 p.m.-10:19 a.m. — Justin Rose, K.J. Choi, Louis Oosthuizen
1:48 p.m.-10:30 a.m. — Phil Mickelson, Geoff Ogilvy, a-Peter Uihlein
1:59 p.m.-10:41 a.m. — Jhonattan Vegas, Gary Woodland, Alvaro Quiros

We’ll be back tomorrow with all your Master’s tournament info and news!

Tee Off!

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USGA Golf Ball Rules - Sunday, March 27, 2011
USGA Golf Ball Rules 

Knetgolf is the world’s largest internet retailer of premium used and recycled golf balls. Each of our golf balls are cleaned and hand sorted, selling you the top 10%. With over 200 different types of balls, Knetgolf has satisfied over 200,000 customers annually. In order for you to better understand the golf ball, Knetgolf has written a short article on the USGA ball rules. 

Technology and Golf Ball Design:
With the rapid advancement of golf ball technology, there must be a limit to how technologically advanced one can make a golf ball. The USGA has set several guidelines regulating the construction and design of golf balls. 
To be recognized and approved by the USGA, a golf ball must meet the following standards:
 
Golf Ball Weight:
According to the USGA Rules of Golf, the weight of the golf ball shall not be greater than 1.620 ounces avoirdupois (45.93 gm). 
The heavier the ball (to a point) the less it can be slowed downs by air resistance and therefore the further it would tend to fly. Hence the majority of the manufacturers produce golf balls with the maximum allowed weight of 1.620 oz./ 45.93 g.
 
Golf Ball Size: 
According to the USGA Rules of Golf, the diameter of the ball shall not be less than 1.680 inches (42.67 mm). 
A smaller golf ball will generally fly further than a larger one given the weight is equal. The reason for this is: having a smaller diameter ball means less air resistance. Moreover, the majority of the manufacturers produce golf balls with the minimal diameter of 1.680 inches / 42.67 mm.
 
Spherical Symmetry of the Golf Ball:
Golf balls must not be designed, manufactured or intentionally modified to have properties which differ from those of a spherically symmetrical ball.
 
Golf Ball Initial Velocity:
The initial velocity of the ball must not exceed the limit specified when measured by the USGA.
 
Golf Ball Overall Distance Standard:
Overall Distance Standard for golf balls is on file with USGA.
For the most part, all balls sold in the United States meet the above criteria and earn a place on a document known as the United States Golf Association (USGA) Conforming List — which includes many hundreds of models of golf balls.

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An Introduction to Golf Ball Types - Thursday, March 17, 2011

Golf Ball Construction

Knetgolf is the world’s largest internet retailer of premium used and recycled golf-balls, selling over 200 different types of golf balls and satisfying over 200,000 customers annually. In order to help you better understand the golf ball, Knetgolf has written an in-depth article answering some of the questions about golf-ball construction.

What's inside a golf ball? 

If you are like most of the rest of us, then you’ve thought at some point of another about what’s inside a golf ball. There was a time when it was an easy question to answer, for golf ball construction was relatively simple.. 

Evolution of Golf Ball Construction

With the first recognizable form of the game of golf being played in Scotland in the early 1400's, the common golf ball has had nearly 600 years to evolve. Golf ball construction has been through many upgrades and enhancements throughout the history of the game.    

Golf Balls Throughout the Ages

There are four distinct stages in the evolution of the golf ball.

Wooden Golf Balls...

With the game of golf getting its roots on the East Coast of Scotland, the first golf balls were made of wood. Wooden clubs were also often used in conjunction with these balls.

Wooden golf balls were used from the mid fifteenth century until the seventeenth century, when the feathery ball was invented.

Feather Stuffed Leather Covered Golf Balls...

In 1618 a new type of golf ball was created by handcrafting a cowhide sphere stuffed with goose feathers. The 'Featherie' golf balls were manufactured while the leather and feathers were wet.

The time-consuming processes involved in creating a Feathery golf ball ensured that the price was out of reach of the masses. Though expensive, this type of ball had great flight characteristics and made the wooden ball virtually obsolete. For over three centuries the Featherie was the standard, only to be replaced with the advent of the Gutta Percha ball.

Gutta Percha (Gutty) Golf Balls...

In 1848 Dr. Robert Adams began creating golf balls out of Gutta Percha "Gutty". The Gutty golf ball was derived from the dried sap of the Sapodilla tree. It had a rubber-like feel and was formed into ball shapes by heating it up and shaping it while hot.

Almost by accident, it was discovered that golf balls with improperly smoothed surfaces often flew straighter and further than their smooth counterpart. This gave birth to the hand Hammered Gutta Ball. These golf balls were hammered with a consistent pattern throughout with a sharp edged hammer.

Rubber Core Golf Balls...

The advent of the rubber core golf ball changed the face of the game of golf as we knew it. This new design was invented in 1898 by Coburn Haskell in association with the BF Goodrich Company. This new and unique golf ball construction and design featured a solid rubber core, high tension rubber thread wrapped around the core, and a Gutta Percha cover.

This new breed of golf ball also featured a much larger variety of outer designs for improved airflow. The mesh, reverse mesh and Bramble designs gave way to the dimple pattern first used in 1908.

Modern Golf Ball Construction

The first automatic winding machine was patented in 1900 by John Gammeter. This allowed the rubber core golf ball to be economically mass produced. From the original wooden ball to the modern rubber-cored , the evolution of the golf ball has changed the way we play the game of golf. 

Wound Golf Ball Construction

Wound golf ball construction is when golf balls have rubber thread wound around

one of two kinds of cores: a liquid center, where the core is liquid-filled; or a solid center, in which the core is made of synthetic rubber. This is then wrapped in either a balata, surlyn or another cover whereas Balata covers are rarely made nowadays. The answer to golf ball construction is no longer simple. Many golf ball manufacturers today use different types of materials in the core and even the cover of their balls. 

The characteristics of wound golf balls is greatly influenced by the combination of the core and cover material. Generally speaking wound balls are excellent when it comes to spin effect but perform poorly when it comes to carry or distance. Moreover, due to the soft cover materials used to increase the effect of the winding around the core, wound golf balls lack durability. 

One Piece Golf Ball Construction

One piece golf balls are golf balls made of a single, high-restitution synthetic rubber

Two Piece Golf Ball Construction

Two piece golf balls are dual-structure golf balls in which a high-restitution core is wrapped in a cover. This configuration enables the energy at

impact to be transferred efficiently to the ball in flight.

While the core of a two piece golf ball is made of a resin type material, the cover has an extremely durable surlyn coat. Manufacturers keep putting an enormous amount of money into the development of new materials that could be used for core and cover such as titanium for example. A harder golf ball will not be compressed as much on impact, which is usually the case with a 2-piece ball, and will tend to slide further up the face of the club head resulting in an higher take-off angle.

Multi-layer Golf Ball Construction

Multi layer golf balls are multi-layer golf balls in which the core material is wrapped in multiple covers. As a result of the latest advances in technology, manufacturers are now able to flexibly combine materials, degrees of hardness, specific gravity, and so on, in ways that enhance a variety of performance features

Three Piece Golf Ball Construction

3-piece golf balls or Multi-Layer Balls are usually made of a large synthetic core, a thin mantel and a coat.

For optimized weight centering some manufacturers use Tungsten-weights in the centre of the synthetic core. A golf ball which is compressed more on the clubface like most wound balls will not slide up the face as much. Because of the ball's greater deformation the reshaping process is more dynamic and the ball has a flatter take-off angle, a higher rate of rotation, more lift and therefore a higher trajectory.

A three-piece golf ball is generally spins more sideways than a 2-piece ball.

Four Piece Golf Ball Construction

4-piece golf balls or Multi-Layer Balls have a small inner core surrounded by the actual core (synonymous with the 3-piece ball design).

This inner core is surrounded by a thin inner mantel which transmits the relevant distance characteristics from the coat to the core and is thus responsible for that special Balata-feeling.

Golf Ball Dimples and Aerodynamics

All golf balls are designed with dimple patterns on the cover to optimize the balls aerodynamics. The dimples can control many different aspects of shots like distance, velocity, spin control, straightness and trajectory.

Golf Ball Drag

There is two types of drag behind a sphere when it is airborne, laminar and turbulent. Laminar flow occurs over a non-dimpled golf ball and the air separates very early in front of the ball, resulting in less carry. A turbulent flow will occur with a dimpled golf ball because it causes the air to not split as soon and increases the pressure drag. Pressure drag is the air separated behind the golf ball.

Golf Ball Lift

A golf ball's dimples also assist with the ball's lift because they can keep the flow 'attached' while the golf ball spins backward. The backspin increases the speed of the upper surface of the golf ball with less friction than the bottom of the golf ball, which decreases in speed due to more friction. The air that passes over the golf ball gets dragged around to the back of the ball, producing its lift.


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Golf World at a Glance, March 10th, 2011 - Thursday, March 10, 2011

Happy Thursday to all our faithful customers out there!

We’ll start today with Tiger Woods. Tiger has been practicing to overhaul his swing, his third swing change in his career. However, it doesn’t look like things are going too well for the ex-champion. His new coach Sean Foley filmed Tiger’s new  swings Wednesday morning during a practice that unfortunately produced staggeringly wayward shots. It doesn’t look like Tiger’s winning drought is going to end anytime soon.

Tiger hasn’t been playing a lot either lately, and when he teed off Thursday in the Cadillac Championship at Doral, it was only his 10th competitive round of the year, an unusually low number with the Masters around the corner. And what’s the reason? Family matters. Tiger says that being a divorced dad can be difficult, and that if you’ve ever been divorced and had kids, you’d understand. It just proves that his family life is developing along with his golf swing. Tiger is now fifth in the world, with Graeme McDowell in fourth,  Luke Donald in third and Lee Westwood in second.

 

As for the golf world’s new #1,  Martin Kaymer celebrated his rise without ever leaving America.The 26-year-old German has a home in Scottsdale, Ariz., which is where he spent last week after his runner-up finish in the Match Play Championship that allowed him to replace Lee Westwood atop the ranking. His brother, a friend, and his father flew in from Germany to congratulate him. There’s no better way to celebrate than a surprise reunion with loved ones.


The LPGA Tour has now signed a three-year deal with CME Group for it to be the title sponsor of the season-ending Titleholders tournament in Florida. CME has previously been involved with the LPGA Tour by hosting pro-am events and sponsoring the SolheimCup. The Title Sponsorship will be giving the LPGA a big boost in the sagging economy.


Miles Davis is taking over as executive director of the U.S Golf Association. The USGA announced Wednesday that it had selected Davis to be it’s seventh executive director, replacing David Fay, who retired in December after 21 years in charge. Davis has been the senior director of rules and competition since 2005. Congratulations on your promotion, Mr. Davis!


And now, for a little bit of sad news. Another big name in the golf industry has passed away. Frank Chrikinian, the longtime golf producer for CBS has passed away  at the age of 84 at his home last Friday. Chrikinian helped turn the Masters into one of the most watched events in sports television. The television pioneer, who died after a long bout with lung cancer, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame  in the lifetime achievement category just last month after it first became widely known that he was undergoing cancer treatment .Knetgolf.com sends our  condolences to the friends and family of Mr.Chrikinian


And that’s it for today, hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Tee Off!


-The team at Knetgolf.com.


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Golf World at a Glance; February 28th, 2011 - Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello everybody!

 

What’s new today in the golf world?

 

For starter, we have a new #1!  26 year old German Martin Kaymer has climbed to the top of the golf world. Kaymer only started the European Tour in 2007,but since then the Ryder Cup player has won nine times including the PGA Championship last year. Good for you Mr. Kaymer!

 

For up and coming champions, the news is good too. Jordan Spieth, a 17-year old who won over the gallery at last year’s HP Byron Nelson Championship and was in the run for the title, has agreed to return on a sponsor’s exemption to the PGA Tour event in 2011, in an attempt to finish his senior high school year. The talented teenager will play golf at the University of Texas next fall.  All the best to you Jordan!

 

Tiger Woods, as always, makes the news as well. The most recent news is that he will not play in the Honda Classic next week at the PGA Nationals in Palm Gardens, Fla. His agent says that the  it is not because of his first-round loss last Wednesday in the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona, but because of previously existing commitments.


Golfer Mathew Goggin, a 36-year old two time winner has won the Nationwide Tour Season opening Panama Championship, shooting a 2-under 68 on Sunday for a two stroke tour. He earned $99,000.


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