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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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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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Tiger and Rory take the #IceBucketChallenge

Tiger and Rory take the #IceBucketChallenge

If there was ever a doubt that Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy are good buds, doubt no more. The duo appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon just yesterday, and TODAY, they teamed up yet again for a great cause.

The pair took part in the #IceBucketChallenge to raise awareness of ALS. In a video posted on Vimeo, the pair are seen taking the challenge, and it’s pretty darn funny. Both Tiger and Rory made some interesting nominations too, so it’ll be interesting to see if the nominations come through within 24 hours.

Watch the Video on Vimeo

Well done to Rory and Tiger. Good to see the ‘human’ side to Tiger as well, for what it’s worth. With the rest of the year off to relax and rehab, we sincerely hope he’ll be back in top form come the 2015 season.

 

Holly Sonders leaves Golf Channel for Fox

Holly Sonders leaves Golf Channel for Fox

One of our favorite Golf Channel personalities is leaving the company. Holly Sonders has reportedly left the channel July 10 after turning down a new contract offer. Such is business.

Sonders is expected to join the Fox Sports team, and will no doubt be a key part of their golf coverage as they ramp up production of USGA events for 2015. Holly is also rumored to be taking on some sideline reporting for Fox at NFL games.

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Michelle Wie takes the Women’s U.S. Open trophy for a ride

Following her first major win on the weekend, Michelle Wie set out in her vehicle to no doubt celebrate and party with good friends. On her way off the property at Pinehurst, she made sure to buckle-in the newest addition to her growing collection:

Smart move Michelle, as you said it… SAFETY FIRST!

 

Jimmy Fallon hits the cover of Golf Digest

Jimmy Fallon to grace the cover of Golf Digest

There has been an obvious pivot when it comes to Golf Digest’s strategy these days. Sure, their website has been revamped and manicured, but in addition to that (and perhaps more importantly), they are striving to appeal to a younger crowd.

Look no further than May’s edition, an edition that featured Paulina Gretzky on the cover. For June’s edition, the funny and talented comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon is up front.

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Rory McIlroy turns 25!

Rory McIlroy turns 25!

A very happy birthday to former world No. 1 Rory McIlroy. He turns a young 25 today.

With so many years of great golf ahead of him, one can’t help but wonder how many major titles he will add to his collection. With a PGA and U.S. Open already in the trophy case, Rory no doubt has his eyes on the career grand slam, among other things.

Happy Birthday Rory!

 

Nike Golf unveils Lunar Control ‘Play in the Now’ spot

Nike Golf unveils Lunar Control ‘Play in the Now’ spot

Continuing the ‘Play in the Now’ series of ads, Nike Golf has released the latest spot, featuring the company’s Lunar Control golf shoes.

As per usual, the ad progresses back-in-time, taking a look at colorful characters that refuse to embrace new technology.

You may have seen the spot on TV already, but below is the full 60-second version. Enjoy.

 

IJP ‘Azalea Jacket’ putter covers available now

IJP ‘Azalea Jacket’ putter covers available now

IJP Design has unveiled their annual azalea jacket putter covers. Available in blade and mallet designs right now, both models come with a protective lined tote bag (for tees, or balls, or anything else!).

Embroidered with the IJP logo, 2014 Masters tournament dates, and ‘Augusta’ in script, these putter covers would make a stylish addition to any golfers’ bag… especially if The Masters is their favorite tournament of the year.

The Azalea Jacket putter covers are available right now from IJP Design. Both the blade and mallet options are available for £39.95/$69.95

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