Blog Profile / Armchair Golf


URL :http://www.armchairgolfblog.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:Sports / Golf
Posts on Regator:2004
Posts / Week:3.9
Archived Since:March 17, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Golf.com: 'So You Think You're a Golf Fan? Take Our 2017 Trivia Test'

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images Masters champion Sergio Garcia was a first-time major winner in 2017.GOLF.COM HATCHED 11 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS to test our knowledge about the year in golf. I follow the pro game pretty closely and found myself guessing on many of the questions.If you get all 11, or even nine or 10 correct, you're the ultimate golf fan.Take the Golf.com quiz

Teaching Ben Hogan How to Play Golf

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images By John Coyne Copyright © John Coyne. All rights reserved. Used with permission. RECENTLY I HAVE BEEN READING The Kingdom of Golf in America by Richard J. Moss published in 2013. The book traces the ups and downs, ins and outs, of the growth of golf in America. Show More Summary

Jack Nicklaus at 77: 'I Don't Miss on 18'

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

JACK NICKLAUS PLAYED WITH HIS GRANDSON Gary "GT" Nicklaus at the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando. And even though Jack rarely plays golf these days, he finished by holing a birdie putt on the final green. "I don't miss on 18," Jack told GT. "The Golden Bear is still doing classic Golden Bear things on the golf course," wrote Golf Channel. Some things never change.

Phil Blackmar: Respect for the Journeyman

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images WRITING AT HIS BLOG (and also having the piece appear at GolfChannel.com), Phil Blackmar, 60, makes a compelling case for the journeyman on the PGA Tour. Blackmar, who is 6 feet 7 inches, played 15 years on the PGA Tour and picked up three victories. Show More Summary

VIDEO: ESPN's Bob Harig Chats With Tiger Woods

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THE ABOVE INTERVIEW IS FROM the Hero World Challenge, after Tiger Woods carded a final-round 68 to finish in a tie for ninth. I just watched this clip for the first time and wanted to share. It reminded me that Tiger doesn't just have a new golf swing; he has a new demeanor. Show More Summary

USGA and R&A End Viewer Call-Ins

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THE USGA AND The R&A have officially put the kibosh on viewer call-ins beginning on January 1. And not a moment too soon, according to almost everybody. Following is a portion of yesterday's joint news release that outlines new "video review protocols."FAR HILLS, N.J. Show More Summary

Tiger Woods Jumps 531 Spots in Official World Golf Ranking

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images BY NEARLY EVERY MEASURE, TIGER WOODS had a successful initial return from his fourth back surgery and long layoff from tournament golf. Tiger's play at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas surprised virtually everyone, probably even himself. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: QBE Shark Shootout and Joburg Open

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – Twelve two-person teams will convene in South Florida at the QBE Shark Shootout, airing Friday to Sunday on Golf Channel and NBC. The duo of Harris English and Matt Kuchar (defending champions) will look to win the event for the third time in the past five years. Show More Summary

GOLF CHANNEL VIDEO: 'Keep Omelette in Your Pan to Improve Backswing'

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

THIS TIP COMES FROM MICHAEL BREED, host of The Golf Fix on Golf Channel. Has TV golf instruction jumped the shark?

VIDEO: Reborn Through Golf: The Inspiring Story of Young Lester Bell Jr.

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

DOING RESEARCH ON VARIOUS GOLF TOPICS, I ran across the story of Lester Bell Jr. (above). The video is dated, from 2013, but the story is ongoing. (I found the below clip from 2016.)Golf as a game, and the people in golf, can inspire and transform lives. Show More Summary

Hoffman Leads Hero, Tiger Within Striking Distance

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images CHARLEY HOFFMAN LEADS THE HERO World Challenge at the halfway point after a 63 on Friday that gave him a 12-under total and 3-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and first-round leader Tommy Fleetwood.Tiger Woods is the story, though. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: Hero World Challenge, Australian PGA Championship, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf this week at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, where he’ll make his first professional start since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February. Show More Summary

New York Times: 'Tiger Woods and the Art of the Optimistic Comeback'

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images OPTIMISM IS IN THE AIR and on the golf course. It's reportedly pain-free and long off the tee. Tiger Woods, as you may have heard, is set for another comeback. Tiger will tee off with Justin Thomas at 12:05 p.m. Show More Summary

Golf on TV: Australian Open and UBS Hong Kong Open

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – World No. 2 Jordan Spieth will defend his 2016 title this week at the Australian Open. He’ll be joined in the field by the top-ranked Australian in the world, Jason Day. Show More Summary

Spaniard Jon Rahm: European Tour Rookie of the Year and World No. 4

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

JON RAHM IS ECSTATIC.And why not? The Spaniard had a pinch-me kind of week.The former Arizona State golfer and world No. 1 amateur won the 2017 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award before the start of the European Tour's season-ending...Show More Summary

Bestselling Author John Coyne Talks Caddies on The Golf Shop Show ESPN Charlotte

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Just posted at https://t.co/Aztt3LECKi, our interview with bestselling author John Coyne. — The Golf Shop Show (@TheGolfShopShow) November 14, 2017 IF YOU ENJOYED JOHN COYNE'S seven-part caddie series at this blog, you will certainly...Show More Summary

Golf on TV: DP World Tour Championship, CME Group Tour Championship, RSM Classic

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

ABOVE: Caddie Adam Marrow with a day in the life at the DP World Tour Championship. From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – The European Tour season will culminate this week at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Only...Show More Summary

VIDEO: Mike Weir vs. Tony Finau in Opposite-Handed Competition

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

MIKE WEIR IS A LEFTY. Tony Finau is a righty.What happens when these tour pros play a one-hole challenge from their opposite sides?Weir and Finau went head-to-head on the par-4 18th hole at Glenarbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills, New York. Watch.

Golf on TV: Charles Schwab Cup Championship, Blue Bay LPGA, Nedbank Golf Challenge, OHL Classic at Mayakoba

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

From a Golf Channel press release. ORLANDO, Fla. – The PGA TOUR Champions will crown a season-long victor this week at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Arizona. Bernhard Langer – winner of the first two playoff events and leader in the standings – will look to sweep the playoffs with a third consecutive victory. Show More Summary

Looping (Conclusion): Pro Caddie Pay and Caddie's Role as a 'Safe Harbor'

3 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

Embed from Getty Images Caddie Mark Fulcher with Justin Rose, back-to-back winner of the WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open. Following is the final installment in John Coyne's caddie series. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6. Show More Summary

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