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Greg Norman’s watches (and the stories behind them) are incredible

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Following in Jack Nicklaus’ footsteps, Greg Norman chatted with Jon Beus, Senior Editor at Hodinkee, about his watch collection (and unlike Nicklaus, Norman has not worn the same Rolex for 50 years).

Norman tells Hodinkee he was one of the first golfers in the modern era to wear a watch during play. Ebel approached Norman and and asked him if he’d be interested in wearing a watch on the golf course. Norman “thought about it long and hard,” and decided to go ahead. He tried metal bands, leather bands, and even different color faces to see what he was most comfortable playing golf in.

Interestingly he chose a dark face that isn’t very reflective, saving him from the glare of the afternoon sun. Norman says that when he wore a watch on his left wrist with a more reflective face, it distracted him during his putting, so he opted instead for a flatter look and wearing the watch on his right wrist. Norman also says when he tried a metal band on his left wrist, it interfered with his action through impact.

For watch junkies, the rest of what Norman has to say and the tour of his collection is must-see stuff.

Bues asked Norman a couple of non-watch questions that will be of interest, including asking the two-time major champion how he got started in the game.

“I was…bored one day down in Brisbane, going on my 16th birthday, and I went out and caddied for my mother. My mother at that time was a really good player, she was a three handicap. When she went in for a cup of tea with her friends, I took her golf clubs out..played out and back, out and back…four holes…[and I] got hooked.”

Norman mentions his won his first professional tournament less than five years from that initial experience with his mother’s golf clubs. He also talks through how he learned the game–relying heavily on Jack Nicklaus’ Golf My Way.

It a great interview and one which–if you like golf and watches, at least–you’d like to have seen be 10 times longer.

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  1. Robert

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Mickelson comes to mind as a tour player who plays golf wearing expensive watches that have leather bands – and has been doing it for a long time.

  2. Jamie

    Aug 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Attention tax cattle: Jewelry (Watches) and Art are how the wealthy move money around the world tax-free.

    • Gn

      Aug 11, 2018 at 10:36 am

      Jealous much? You think that’s the only way we move money? What if we couldn’t move money around? You would all be in a world of worse sh_t

  3. Tom

    Aug 10, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    Who cares?

    • Scott

      Aug 10, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      I’ll never understand why people like you leave pointless comments like this on articles. Go do something productive with your life.

      • Tom

        Aug 10, 2018 at 4:11 pm

        And why do you leave a reply to “pointless comments”?

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (3.25.19)

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Hope you all had a great weekend, GolfWRXers! In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at seven of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx.

Let’s get to it then, here are seven of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past weekend.

Dormie Workshop’s beautiful Doberman head covers.

While Rawhide Golf has Georgia on their mind with this striking head cover.

A dazzling custom made divot tool from Eric Schneiter.

Miami Vice custom wedge design from Monsalve Designs, what do we think GolfWRXers?

The big week.

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Just me, or does the rusty finish look sublime?

A very sharp looking flat-stick from the guys over at Synergy Design Co.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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Tweets of the Week: Brendon Todd slams DeChambeau, Phil Kwon Do Calves, and one of the most unique swings you’re likely to see

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Paul Casey went back to back at the Valspar, while Scott Hend held his nerve in a playoff to claim his third European Tour title at the Maybank Championship. Here are at Tweets of the Week, we take a look at some of the things you may have missed though, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere over the past seven days.

Phil Kwon Do Calves

Five-part series, baby.

Max Homa’s Social Skills

Ah, the old lie-about-where-you’re-from-to-someone-and-then-tell-the-world-on the internet trick.

Cobra Stand Guy

Jim Furyk eat your heart out…

Brendon Todd vs. Bryson?

Strong words from Mr. Todd…

@brendontodd

Reed’s Mother In Law Shares Her Thoughts On Long Putters

Hero At The Valspar

He is some man for one man.

Sergio’s Tee Trick

Anyone with a bad back, take note.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (3.22.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at seven of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx.

Let’s get to it then, here are seven of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Here are some very cool and exotic putter covers from designer, and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Michael Martinez.

An exciting project from Clay Long Design.

An anxiety-filled weekend moment for many GolfWRXers I feel…

Embrace Putters recently put together this sick Military Themed Bettinardi BB1 on request.

“Bombs Away” headcovers from Dormie Workshop.

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Pure Platinum Nike AirMax 1 G Golf Shoes. Any takers?

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