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London’s Olympic Park to Host Inaugural UK Cross Golf Open

On 15 May, the first annual UK Cross Golf Open will be staged at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. The event will see Britain’s top cross golfers compete for one of 12 places in the UK’s European Urban Golf Cup (EUGC) team. The EUGC in London takes place at the same venue the following day (May 16) and is the biggest tournament of its kind in Europe.
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Rickie Wins; Golf Channel Rakes!

On Monday, NBC let the world know that Rickie Fowler’s win at THE PLAYERS Championship was a winner for their networks with viewership up 60% over 2014.

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Of all golf tournaments over the past year, only the Sunday rounds of the 2015 Masters and 2014 PGA Championship exceeded NBC’s coverage of THE PLAYERS.

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Welcome to ForeScore 2.0!

Thrills and Spirit of Adventure…

A long time ago, in a country not far away (across “the pond” actually), a golf course designer / architect set out to “modernize” the game by including undulating greens, long and narrow greens angled from the center of the fairway, fairly large and free-form bunker shapes, and substantial additional contouring. His many adventures included spending a significant amount of time studying / charting the Old Course at St. Andrews.
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Ryan Moore’s winning equipment from the 2014 CIMB Classic

Ryan Moore's winning equipment from the 2014 CIMB Classic

We love Ryan Moore. His laid back attitude and personality. That’s why when we watched him win the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur by three shots over Sergio Garcia, Gary Woodland, and Kevin Na… we were thrilled. And in case you forgot about his performance in last years CIMB Classic, YES, that is back-to-back wins in this event for the PGA professional.

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Robert Streb’s winning equipment from The McGladrey Classic

Robert Streb's winning equipment from The McGladrey Classic

This past Sunday, Robert Streb brought home his first ever PGA Tour victory at The McGladrey Classic. The win came in a three-way playoff featuring Streb, Will MacKenzie, and Brendon de Jonge.

As we do, here’s a quick look at the equipment Robert used to bring home victory:

Driver: 8.5 degree Titleist 913D3 with Aldila Tour Blue 65TX shaft
3 Wood: 15 degree Titleist 913Fd Low Spin with Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 7.2X shaft
Irons: Titleist CB 714 (2-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM5 (46 & 56), Titleist Vokey Hand Ground (60) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shafts
Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Knucklehead
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Congratulations Robert!

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Rory McIlroy’s new driver: the Nike Vapor Pro

At the Ryder Cup, the world’s top ranked player did what he was supposed to do: win points for his team. Rory McIlroy played absolutely brilliant golf on his own, and when teamed with partner Sergio Garcia.

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Rory McIlroy sinks 55 putts in a row

If you were watching early action from the Tour Championship at East Lake this past weekend, chances are you noticed the coverage of Rory McIlroy warming up on the practice green. The broadcasters wouldn’t leave it alone, and with good reason.

While the show was going on, they’d cut back to Rory time and again to watch him stroke the same putt over and over again… without missing. By the end of it all, Rory had sunk 55 putts in a row. Check out the video above for the replay.

For the record, after the round Rory mentioned the putt was around 10 feet. On the broadcast, Johnny Miller figured the putt was more like 7 feet. Take your pick.

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5 things we love about Billy Horschel

5 things we love about Billy Horschel

In a short tribute to the new Tour Championship and FedEx Cup winner, we thought it appropriate to put together a little something on Billy Horschel. We love the guy, and everything he brings to the game.

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Billy Horschel’s winning equipment from the BMW Championship

Billy Horschel's winning equipment from the BMW Championship

The fiery and supremely talented Billy Horschel got ‘er done this past weekend at the BMW Championship. His final score of -14 was two better than Bubba Watson (-12) and three better than Morgan Hoffmann.

The win was that much more impressive when you consider what happened to him the week before. Only 1 shot back on the 18th hole, and playing his second shot into a very reachable par 5, Billy chunked a 6-iron into the hazard, handing the Deutsche Bank title to Chris Kirk.

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Chris Kirk’s winning equipment from the Deutsche Bank

Chris Kirk's winning equipment from the Deutsche Bank

This past Sunday Chris Kirk brought home the biggest title of his career, winning the Deutsche Bank Championship by two shots over Russell Henley, Billy Horschel, and Geoff Ogilvy.

While Kirk appeared calm and cool on the surface, Kirk humbly admitted afterwards that on the inside he was anything but.

The win vaulted Kirk to the #1 position in the FedEx Cup race. If he can hold on to his position through the end of the playoffs, Kirk will earn an extra $1.4 million.

Let’s take a look at what he had in the bag to bring home victory: 

Driver: 9 degree Callaway Big Bertha V-Series with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ Series 62X shaft
3 Wood: 15 degree Callaway X2 Hot Pro with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana ‘ahina 80X shaft
Hybrid: 17 degree Ping Anser with Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ Series 92HY shaft
Irons: Callaway RAZR X Muscleback (3-9) all with KBS Tour (X-Flex) shafts
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47, 54, 58)
Putter: Odyssey Versa Metal-X Milled #9 HT
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X ’13 Dot

Well played Chris!

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