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R Hetzel

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  I was recently visiting relatives in northern New Jersey, Bergen County to be exact. Bergen County is not far from New York City, and...

Back in early July, I was within an hour’s drive of Savannah, Georgia and I thought it would...

Harbor Springs is located in the northern part of Michigan, not the Upper Peninsula mind you, but still a good 5 hour drive north...

  I must admit, I waited impatiently for a few days to post this congratuations because I did not want to take anything away from...

 Just like many of us here at this site, we enjoy trying to build our mini collections of golf equipment and trinkets that we...

  Last month I sent in a few Nike Tiger Woods forged sand wedges for a spa treatment. Spas for golf equipment? Absolutely! Slap it...

Nike Golf has really improved upon their golf products since entering the OEM golf equipment realm. I like my Nike wedges so much, except...

  First off let me say that Buck Point is an excellent golf course for the money. Greens fees on a Saturday morning in September...

  It is very difficult to replace a club in my bag that has been ever so faithful to me for the past two plus...

This is the fourth year in a row that I  have greeted the fall foliage with a 3 day weekend golf trip to Western...

  Foxburg Country Club is a pure throwback to the late 1800's and it continues to exist in true form amongst the long behemoths that...

  The Open Championship returns to Royal Birkdale for the first time since 1998. The face of golf has certainly changed since then. In the...

  After a recent and very enjoyable round of golf at the Phoenix Golf Links (which was constructed atop a former landfill) in Columbus Ohio,...

  Dunmaglas  Golf Course is a unique golf course that one just doesn’t mind driving eighty miles, one way, to play. Simply put, great golf...

  For many years now I have been driving north to Columbus, Ohio from Cincinnati and wondering if the links style course right next to...

 If you are an addicted golfer, the time to play golf is right now. Sure gas is more expensive and times are tougher, but...

  Tucked and hidden away in the Hudson River Valley is a hidden gem of a golf course. Where our Patriot forefathers waged many a...

  Tucked into the rolling hills of the rural and agricultural Ohio countryside is a pretty neat golf course called Sebastian Hills. I ran across...

I was always one who thought that the Titleist 695 Forged Cavity Back irons were about as good as it could get iron-wise. I...

I have been playing Cushin (by Ping) inserts in my previous set of iron shafts for well over two years and was quite used...

I have been playing my Ping i10 irons since last December, well since last December I have played them about six times. Now that the...

After bagging a Nike T-60 three wood for the better part of two years (a lifetime for me) I decided to go in a...

I recently caught up with Byron Morgan, one of the most talented putter craftsmen on the planet. If you have already rolled a Byron, you’ll...

Shaker Run Golf Course, site of the 2005 US Amateur Public Links, is located North of Cincinnati, Ohio in the small  town of Lebanon. This...

The nine hole golf course. Never enough, yet at times too much. More often than not many nine hole golf courses are goat paths and...

Every year around this time I wonder who has the best shot at winning The Masters. Tiger, Phil, Ernie, Singh and Goosen can all...

Another gender bias lawsuit, this time by a female golfer in Massachusetts who insists on competing in men’s competitive golf events.  In Cape Cod,...

Tiger’s trophy case continues to overflow. Golf tournaments and majors are not the only thing Tiger Woods has a knack for winning wire...

TaylorMade just announced the sale of the Maxfli brand name to big box retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods this week. This announcement was not really all...

The PGA Tour rolled out a new and quite controversial cut policy for the 2008 golf season. It is known by the acronym, MDF,...

Although still seven years away, Chambers Bay Golf Links in Washington state has recently been awarded the 2015 US Open. This is big news...

While visiting the USGA Museum archives I was exposed to something special that made me realize how important golf is to many of us....

Almost everyone knows the USGA. Not everyone knows that they do a whole lot more than maintain the rules of golf, test golf balls...

Although not the granddaddy PGA Golf Show entertaining the masses in Florida right now, your local golf and travel show is still worth attending. With...

Are you a last minute shopper? Always wondering what you should get that special person on your gift list? Many of us here at...

19th Hole

Would you spend $250,000 to play a round of golf with Phil Mickelson? No, this isn’t Lefty’s new exhibition fee. Instead, a foursome (plus lunch)...