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  1. http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/10964181/rick-reilly-lesson-phil-mickelson Phil Mickelson doesn't share the Claret Jug with just anybody. RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. -- Does Phil Mickelson give lessons? "No," he said. "And if I did, my rate might be a little steep." Reportedly, he gets half a million dollars for a corporate day of golf, schmooze, dinner and speech. That works out to something like $65,000 an hour. So a half-hour lesson would be, what, $25,000, with the media discount? What did I care? I was quitting. Me: Great. I'll expense it. Pause. "OK. Com
  2. I've switched from cigarettes to e-cigs and haven't looked back
  3. http://golfweek.com/news/2014/apr/13/masters-2014-equipment-tpa-xviii-putter/ By Adam Schupak At the PGA Merchandise Show in January, I bumped into former Web.com Tour pro Tee McCabeon the PGA Show floor, who is jumping back into the family business. Tee is the son of Terry McCabe, designer of the TaylorMade Burner and Tour Preferred woods, the first commercially successful metal woods. Later, he and Gary Adams teamed up again to start Founders Club and McCabe had yet another hit designing the 975D driver during his stint as head of R&D for Titleist.
  4. Read about it here ... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1892377170/zen-bloodhound-golf-putter
  5. Good excuse to buy some near gear! What are you looking at for your next pair of shoes?
  6. I've started with a pen-style device. But I've got a box mod coming in the mail soon for the higher battery power
  7. I just started getting into the e-cig / personal vape scene after some 20+ years of smoking. After seeing more and more golfers use this stuff on the course, I finally gave it a shot a few weeks ago and must say that I don't miss the traditional nicotine delivery sytem one bit. Kind of like golf, there are so many ways to get lost in the different types of hardware available. Fortunately, there seems to be less of a drain on both $ and time compared to golf. If any of you MGS folks participate in this activity, share your opinions, insights, etc.!
  8. I'm sure you'll get good news soon. Seems like the old "CEO" (intentional use of quotes) was a douche, and you are better off not being with that company any more.
  9. http://www.golfdigest.com/golf-equipment/blogs/newstuff/2014/03/new-balance-makes-running-star.html New Balance looks to bring its running shoe smarts to golf footwear TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014 By Keely Levins When a company known for running shoes takes up golf, no one should be surprised its focus would be on comfort, support and feeling light. These keys guided New Balance and its new NBG2002 golf shoe. The midsole is made of the company's REVlite material, which aids in cushioning and keeps the shoe's weight to only 11.9 ounces. Its outsole offers stability, and just a 10-mil
  10. http://motherboard.vice.com/read/climate-change-and-modern-clubs-turned-golfers-into-firestarters Over the last few years, golfers have started a fairly surprising number of fires. Not by tossing their stogies into the bramble after nailing a birdie, either—they've actually started blazes from the sparks that fly when they swing their titanium clubs into rocks too near their off-fairway balls. The effect is like a less dramatic version of steel hitting flint; when it's hot and dry out, it's apparently a pretty serious fire hazard. New science published in the journal Fire and Materia
  11. Interestingly, Grantland published a different point of view of what the original article got wrong: http://grantland.com/features/what-grantland-got-wrong/ When you're a writer, you want something you create to have a long life, to be something that readers will remember and revisit for years to come. If such was Caleb Hannan's wish, it's been granted, because his essay on “Dr. V and the magical putter” figures to be a permanent exhibit of what not to do, and how not to treat a fellow human being. Hannan's job might have seemed fairly straightforward. There's a cool new tool with
  12. That's a great follow-up piece ... thanks for that!
  13. Bayonet/Black Horse are nice, and so are Poppy Hills and Poppy Ridge. Between Harding Park and Half Moon Bay (ocean course), I think Half Moon Bay is more scenic.
  14. The remarkable story behind a mysterious inventor who built a "scientifically superior" golf club BY CALEB HANNAN ON JANUARY 15, 2014 Strange stories can find you at strange times. Like when you're battling insomnia and looking for tips on your short game. It was well past midnight sometime last spring and I was still awake despite my best efforts. I hadn't asked for those few extra hours of bleary consciousness, but I did try to do something useful with them. I play golf. Sometimes poorly, sometimes less so. Like all golfers, I spend far too much time thinking of ways to play l
  15. Do you have access to a golf shop, or do you know anyone who has a Cleveland Almost Belly putter? If so, it may be worth your while to fool around with one on a carpet or practice green to get a sense of how long to make yours.
  16. 1. Find a suitable used heavy putter head (e.g., from a long putter like the one below) 2. Reshaft or cut down existing shaft to 38 inches playing length 3. Install a heavy grip (100 grams, like the SuperStroke Flatso 17 below) along with a 50 gram weight in the butt end of the shaft And that's all there really is to it! Even if you don't do everything yourself, the total cost is still less than half that of a new Futura X Dual Balance ... and even 15% - 25% less than an Odyssey Tank, Spider Blade, Scottsdale TR Anser 2B, etc. Feel and forgiveness easily r
  17. That's quite a "wtf" moment ... possibly pretty close to a Darwin award right there....kinda like this guy ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhFiEY95OjY&src_vid=nMkf8Hh6wQo&feature=iv&annotation_id=channel%3A52c946d1-0-2b6a-8a14-20cf301cc0cc
  18. Sad follow-up ... Sam Berns passed away on Jan. 11, 2014 at the age of 17: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4757188/robert-kraft-i-loved-sam-berns News of the death of Sam Berns, the 17-year-old Foxborough resident and diehard Patriots fan who battled the rare premature-aging disease progeria, drew an emotional response from Patriots owner Robert Kraft. Kraft, who had befriended Berns and took a deep interest in the young man's medical condition, at one point donating $500,000 to the foundation started by his parents in search of a cure, issued the following
  19. I haven't been on their site for a while ... they've really covering a wide spectrum of accessories!
  20. So your missus is ok with the purchase?
  21. http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/10231366/adam-scott-edges-tiger-woods-gwaa-player-year KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Masters champion Adam Scott narrowly beat out Tiger Woods as the male player of the year in voting by the Golf Writers Association of America. The GWAA takes into account more than just a player's performance on the PGA Tour. Scott won four times around the world, none bigger than his playoff victory at Augusta National to become the first Australian in a green jacket. He also won a FedEx Cup playoff event and twice in Australia, and he joined Jason Day to win the team portion o
  22. The previous Bestgrips website had a "factory seconds" page. Will the same thing be done with the current site?
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