Saturday, October 31, 2009

Creating Passionate Golfers - The Putting Contest

In this latest creating passionate golfers, Paulina and Kate get a quick putting lesson, then compete for honors! Only on Golf is Hard TV!
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

An Eagle, Seven Birdies and a Goosen Equals Lead at Pebble Beach

An eagle, seven birdies and a Goosen equals two shot lead after two rounds at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Retief Goosen dominated the filed today shootomg 5 shots better then his his nearest competitor with an 8-under 64 on the day. To lead round one co-leader Dustin Johnson by two strokes.

Johnson had five birdies on the day, but his bogey on the par-4 17th hole cost him the opportunity to retain his first round lead.

Three of the top five golfers in the world are participating in this weekend`s event and they look more like amateurs participating in the event then the top ranked golfers in the world that they are, with all three failing two make the cut.

Padraig Harrington (#3 ranking) shot a 1-over on the day and finished with 3-over through two rounds, Harrington had four bogey`s and three birdies on the day.

Vijay Singh (#4 ranking) shot a 3-over on the day and match Harrington`s 3-over through two rounds. Singh only managed one birdy on the day while carding five bogeys.

Phil Mickelson (#5 ranking) shot a 1-under 71 on the day after shooting an even-par in Thursday`s first round, falling one shot short of making the cut.

Pebble Beach 2nd Round Leaderboard.

Yes Wie Can! Ties Stanford for Lead at Turtle Bay

Q-school might have done Michelle Wie some good, as she is off to a great start to the 2009 LPGA Tour season. Wie shot a 2-under 70 on the day to tie round one leader Angela Standord through two rounds at the SBS Open at Turtle Bay.

Wie birdied three consecutive holes for the second straight day and goes into Saturday's final round in position not only to win the tournament but to wipe out some of the demons of the past couple years.

Stanford had a clean second round but managed only one birdie on the day to finish with a 1-under 71, giving up her first round, one stroke lead to Wie.

Angela Park is one stroke back of Wie and Stanford, finishing with a 4-under 68 on the day.

Wie is not the only LPGA rookie gettign off to a quick start. Vicky Hurst, one-under 71 on the day and Stacy Lewis, 2-under on the day, are five strokes back of the leaders with a 3-under through two rounds. Hurst and Lewis are in a fifth place tie with the women's second ranked golfer, Yani Tseng.

Tseng had a rough second round, carding a double-bogey on the par-4 10th hole and two bogeys on the day, finishing with a 3-over 75 on the day.

SBS Open Round 2 Leaderboard.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Titleist AP1 and AP2 2009 Iron Review by

Titleist AP1 and AP2 2009 Iron Review by
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Of Broccoli and Half Marathons


Stanford Financial Fallout has Implications for Vijay Singh, PGA & LPGA

Texas billionaire, R. Allen Stanford is the latest swindler accused of bilking investors out of billions of dollars. Stanford is under investigation for $8 billion in fraud. Two months ago Bernard Madoff was accused of bilking investors out of as much $50 billion in a massive ponsi scheme

Stanford who controls Stanford Financial is accused of perpetrating an $8 billion investment fraud?offering investors?unrealistic returns in certificate of deposit products offered through Stanford Financial.

The fraud allegations may have a direct impact on the PGA, LPGA and PGA Tour player Vijay Singh.

Just last month, Sing signed a three year endorsement deal with Stanford Financial, featuring the Stanford logo on his hat, apparel and golf bag.

Stanford financial also is a major sponsor of the PGA Tour`s St. Judes Financial Tour and of the LPGA Stanford Financial Tour. It is not immediately know of what will happen to the sponsorship of these events and whether any money paid by the Stanford Financial group would have to be given back.

Stanford Financial is a major sports sponsors of professional and collegiate sports, including golf, tennis, basketball and cricket.

Like Madoff, Stanford his high profile and reputation coupled with promise of high returns to lure in unsuspecting investors who now stand to lose significant amounts of money. Unlike Madoff`s investors who were investing in stock market type investments, Stanford`s investors were putting money into certificate of deposits, one of the safest places to deposit money and carrying $250,000 FDIC guarantees. The investment vehicle is used by individuals looking for higher returns then they can get in a savings account.

Buyer Beware! When investing or anything else remember, If it sounds to good to be true... It usually is!
Stanford touts their sponsorship of golf on their site, here is what they have to say:

The year 2007 ushered in the inaugural Stanford St. Jude Championship as Stanford Financial Group assumed title sponsorship of the Memphis PGA TOUR stop. The first two years with Stanford at the helm were a success by all accounts. The fields of play were the strongest in the tournament’s recent history, including participation in 2008 by reigning Masters Champion Trevor Immelman and reigning winner of the Players Championship, Sergio Garcia. In addition, the re-engineered strategies for the tournament were cited as a “Best Practices” model by the PGA TOUR and golf industry.

With Stanford as title sponsor, the golf tournament saw an increase in attendance, television coverage and, most importantly, an increase in the donation to St. Jude. Earlier this year, St. Jude received a record donation of $1.76 million from the 2007 tournament, the largest donation in the 38 years that St. Jude has been the sole beneficiary of the Memphis PGA TOUR event. Proceeds from the 2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship, seen by more than one billion viewers via The Golf Channel and CBS, are expected to surpass this donation. The 2008 Stanford St. Jude Championship was won by Justin Leonard in an exciting sudden death playoff.

The 2009 Stanford St. Jude Championship is set for June 8-14 at TPC Southwind in Memphis.? Learn more at

Stanford Financial Tour Championship

Stanford is further expanding its presence in golf by becoming the new title sponsor of the LPGA’s Tour Championship. We are extremely proud to support this prestigious event on the LPGA Tour calendar and look forward to bringing the very best in women’s golf to Texas. The 2009 Stanford Financial Tour Championship will be held November 17-22.

The field for the inaugural Stanford Financial Tour Championship is incredibly strong with more than 120 LPGA professionals slated to compete in a 72-hole stroke play competition. The championship event will feature a $2,000,000 purse and will be televised live by the Golf Channel and NBC Sports.

Stanford’s support of the LPGA Tour Championship complements our existing golf sponsorship portfolio which includes the Stanford St. Jude Championship in Memphis and endorsements deals with FedExCup Champion Vijay Singh and FedExCup Runner-up Camilo Villegas, as well as rising LPGA Tour star Morgan Pressel. Stanford also has expanded its signature Eagles for St. Jude program to include the LPGA. With the program, Stanford makes a $1,000 donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? for every eagle made during the LPGA and PGA TOUR season.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Flip n Chip

In the first episode of The Golf Innovator we feature the Flip n Chip, a portable target for practicing your short game.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

In Mickelson We Trust - Takes Four Stroke Lead at Northern Trust Open

Phil Mickelson looks to be back in form as he takes a 4-stroke lead into Sunday`s final round of the Northern Trust Open, in which hed will seek to win back to back Northern Trust Open championships at the Riveira Country Club.

Mickelson bested his opening round 8-under with an eagle and seven birdies in his second clean round of the Northern Trust Open, finishing with a 9-under 72 for the day.

Mickelson who shot a 1-over 72 in yesterday`s second round, spent the morning working with Butch Harmon on body positioning which seemed to pay off. For the second day in a row, Mickelson eagled the first hole and finished strong firing off four consecutive birdies from the fourteenth to seventeenth holes and finished with a ten stroke improvement over Friday`s second round.

Andres Romero of Argentina fired off seven birdies of his own, including birdies in his last three holes to finish with a 6-under to finish four strokes back of Mickelson in second place.

J.B. Holmes fired off nine birdies and finished with a 7-under 64 to move into contention with a 9-under through three rounds, five strokes back of Mickelson. Holmes started the theday on the fifty-second spot on the leaderboard and jumped into a two way tie with Luke Donald for tenth place.

Third Round Leaderboard

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Golf Book Review - Sudden Death

Promo clip for the book Sudden Death
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Mizuno MX-300 Iron Review by

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gimme Golf - Official Game Trailer

Gimme Golf is a FREE 3-D golf game & online community where you compete to win real money in skill-based cash tournaments. Head over to and start playing!
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Special Article for Armchair Golf


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Golf - Mizuno T-10 Wedge Review by

Mizuno T-10 Wedge Review by
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A Wie Bit Short! Stanford Holds off Wie to Win SBS Open

Angela Stanford held of Michelle Wie in Saturday's final round to win the 2009 SBS Open at Turtle Bay by three-strokes.

Wie managed only two birdies on the day which coupled with a double bogey in the par-4 eleventh hole cost her a chance at winning. Stanford shot off three consecutive birdies starting with the thirteenth hole, finishing with four birdies and two bogey's on the day for a 2-under 70 on the day and a 10-under 206 and a three stroke victory.

With the exception of Michelle Wie having pulled off the victory, the start to the 2009 LPGA season couldn't have gotten off to a better start. Wie solid performance will create alot of buzz for the former child prodigy as will the solid performance of LPGA Tour rookies Vicky Hurst and Stacy Lewis.

Although Hurst and Lewis both stumbled on the day's final round, the played well enough through the first two rounds to show why they are so highly regarded coming into their rookie seasons on the tour. Hurst dropped from fifth place through two rounds to finish in fifteenth place after carding five bogey's and finishing at an even-par 216 for the tournament. Lewis dropped from fifth place through two rounds to finish in a four way tie for twentieth place with a 1-over 217 for the tournament. Lewis had four bogeys and a double-bogey on the day.

Yani Tseng, the second highest ranked female golfer in the world behind Lorena Ochoa, finished with a 2-under for the tournament for a fifth place finish.

Natalie Gulbis, starts 2009 season with a top 10 finish, with a 1-under for the tournament finishing in a four way tie for tenth place on the leaderboard.

Paula Creamer finished at an even-par for the tournament for a fifteenth place finish.

With these top names getting off to a strong start, the LPGA change some of the negative momentum leading up to the start of the season after losing several sponsors for tournaments because of the ailing economy.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Creating Passionate Golfers - Paulina's Confessions

Paula tell us all about her experience in becoming a passionate golfer, only on Golf is Hard TV. For more information on Paulina Plazas, visit her IMDB page and check out her film Dona Blanca.
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Johnson Leads, Harrington and Singh Cut at Pebble Beach

Dustin Johnson`s six birdies on the day, including four consecutive birdies on the ninth through twelfth holes, finishing with a 5-under 67 on the day and 15-under 201, for a four-stroke lead over Canadian Mike Weir, through three rounds of play at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

?Johnson`s bogey on the eight hole was only his second bogey through three rounds at Pebble Beach, with his other bogey coming in yesterday`s second round where he double-bogeyed the par-4 seventeenth hole.

Round two leader, Retief Goosen couldn`t come close to matching yesterday`s eagle and seven birdie performance, carding a 2-over 74 and dropping to third place and five-strokes off the lead. Goosen`s four-bogey`s on the day equalled his total birdie count in the first two rounds.

Charley Hoffman, matched Goosen`s 2-over 74 on the day. Hoffman had six bogeys on the day and drops from the third spot on the leaderboard to a nine way tie for thirtheenth place at 6-under 210.

Kenny Perry is looking to pick up where he left off after winning the FBR Open two weeks ago, in his quest for twenty career wins on the PGA Tour. Perry had four birdies and a clean round for a 4-under 68 and 7-under 209 through three rounds.

Padraig Harrington and Vijay Singh, the third and fourth ranked golfers in the world respectively, both failed to make the final cut after today`s third round. Harrington had three birdies and two bogey`s on the day to finish with a 1-under on the day and 2-over on the tournament. Harrington failed two make the cut by foru strokes.

Singh, in his first tournament back since knee surgery, should have taken another week to rest, as he failed to break par through three rounds and failed to make the cut by eight strokes.

All wasn`t bad for the the top ranked golfers as Phil Mickelson, ranked fifth in the world, just made the cut at 2-under through three rounds. Mickelson played well on the day, with six birdies, including three consecutive birdies on the first three holes. Mickelson finished with a 1-under on the day and didn`t fair better mostly because of a double-bogey on the par-3 twelfth hole.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Golf Ball vs. Race Car - The Ultimate Big Break Challenge

Its hot. You can see the heat rising off the asphalt at the Walt Disney World Disney Speedway. Big Break Disney Golf contestant Mike Perez (brother of PGA TOUR pro Pat Perez) tees up a ball on a straightaway in the middle of the track. Over his shoulder is a stock car revving its engine, the driver poised to put the pedal to the metal and let 600 horsepower loose. Perez also is poised, ready to hit a stinger shot that will catapult his golf ball low and fast. The starting flag is waived and ...
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