Category: backyard putting greens

The Artificial Turf Place

When an easy par 5 is a hard par 4, and it’s the same hole

By David Owen When television commentators talk about the “hardest hole” on a golf course, they’re almost always wrong. Usually, the hole they’re referring to is the hardest par–or the hardest par 4–and that’s not the same thing. The hardest hole is the hole with the highest stroke average, period. My home course has just…
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November 9, 2015 0

Yes, There Are Some Interesting Tidbits From Steve Williams Book

teve Williams book Out of the Rough has understandably received negative press mostly for his description of Tiger Woods treating him “like a slave.” As mentioned, caddies are in a very subserviant role with their bosses. And, maybe “slave” has a different connotation in Williams home country of New Zealand. Anyway, I haven’t had a chance to…
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November 7, 2015 0

Murdering Your Golf Clubs

By Dave Shedloski – Golf Digest I never lost my temper with my opponent. I was only angry with myself. It always seemed… such an utterly useless and idiotic thing to stand up to a perfectly simple shot, one that I know I can make a hundred times running without a miss—and then mess up…
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October 22, 2015 0

The American Lawn Needs to Die

By Eric Nicholson Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | 10 days ago My first inkling that America’s lawn obsession might not be terribly healthy came around 1995. We’d just moved into a new house in Far North Dallas, and 10- or 11-year-old me decided that the next-door neighbor’s lawn — green and smooth and as flawless…
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October 10, 2015 0

Spieth’s Caddie Greller Would’ve Finished 39th On Tour Money list

Spieth’s Caddie Greller Would’ve Finished 39th On Tour Money list Thursday, October 1, 2015 Sometimes life shines upon you. Like, maybe you were a high school math teacher bringing in about $50,000 before a chance hookup with a promising pro golfer. And then, the pro goes crazy winning events and pocketing mountains of loot. Michael…
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October 2, 2015 0

50 Things You Need To Know About Artificial Grass

50 Things You Need to Know About Artificial Grass: Click Here to Read All 50  The Many Shapes of Synthetic Grass Blades: Synthetic grass can be created with so many different colors and various blade heights, however, within the extrusion process, much like the way you would squeeze out playdough with different shapes, there are…
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September 23, 2015 0

Spieth Responds To Reactions Of Two Straight Missed Cuts

Wednesday, September 16, 2015   Jordan Spieth has obviously enjoyed one of the best years ever on the PGA Tour (when taking the major wins and close 2nds into account). Yet, with fame comes the counterpoints when your game suddenly goes south. At the BMW Championship presser yesterday, Spieth confided his thoughts on how it…
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September 17, 2015 0

Best Backyard Golf Holes – Golf Digest

How does short-game guru Dave Pelz keep his own short-game sharp? With an incredible backyard golf practice facility at his home in the Austin, Tex., area. A couple of those greens should look familiar. One is a replica of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass (top) and the other is a copy of No. 12…
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September 13, 2015 0

Spieth Misses 2nd Straight Cut For 1st Time As A Pro

Jordan Spieth was absolute money before the FedEx Cup playoffs, posting more wins than MCs. He had a ridiculous lead in money rankings and FedEx points. However, call it exhaustion after a long stellar season. Or label it as the utter frustration that golf imparts, as when you cruise nicely on autopilot–until you don’t. That…
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September 8, 2015 0

Highland Park Will Be Having None of Your Tacky Artificial Grass, Thank You

Highland Park’s city council has decided to ban fake plastic grass from the town’s front yards, a scourge which according to one city official has overtaken at least three (3) properties. The Morning News reports that council members voted on the new ordinance on Monday. Artificial turf will still be allowed in “side yards and…
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September 5, 2015 0