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Rusty Cage has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University (go Terriers!). Since graduating in 1997, he has worked his way up the ranks in the technology sector as a back-end developer.
His recent love affair with golf has spurred him on to take up sports writing again with dreams of a Roy Hobbs-like comeback in print. As for his golf game, he's open to giving his golf clubs names if it might help him hit more fairways and greens.



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    Review: Nike Covert 2.0 Fairway Woods

    Pros: Deadly accurate with a reduced head size and shape that improves playability. Their CG’s are substantially lower than their predecessors, which can lower spin as much as 700 rpms. Cons: No adjustability on the Performance model. The Takeaway: These...

    • Posted 19 days ago
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    Review: Nike VRS Covert 2.0 and 2.0 Tour Drivers

    Pros: Two of the nicest looking drivers at address in golf. The size of the Tour model was increased to 460cc, giving it a major forgiveness upgrade, and Nike kept their FlexLoft adapters compatible with the original models....

    • Posted 33 days ago
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    Game Golf’s wearable device technology has the golf community buzzing

    Active Mind Technology, the Silicon Valley start-up behind the much-talked about product called Game Golf, has a substantial problem on their hands. Orders for the device are coming in at a pace that exceeds the company’s ability...

    • Posted 65 days ago
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    Don’t call it a comeback: Graphite Design retains marquee presence on Tour

    To put it modestly, Graphite Design, maker of high-end aftermarket shafts, had a really good year. The company famous for manufacturing the Tour AD-DI line of shafts retained its strong presence on the major professional tours during...

    • Posted 87 days ago
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    A pair of Japanese stars emerge on the PGA Tour: Which one will shine brighter?

    The number of Asian golfers who have played on PGA Tour are few. Of those, the ones who have achieved significant fame are even fewer. With Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa playing concurrent schedules in the U.S.,...

    • Posted 159 days ago
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    For golf apparel designer Rick Martin, quality and craftsmanship are always in season

    Rick Martin might be the last of his kind. He and his daughter, Teri Martin Schleifer, design world-class, 100 percent pima cotton golf shirts in a marketplace dominated by synthetically-engineered merchandise. Not a man to mince words,...

    • Posted 194 days ago
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    Golf MTRx: Editor Review

    Legendary golf instructor Harvey Penick compared the sequence of a golf swing to that of lopping off the heads of dandelions with a weed cutter to convey the right sensation to his students. Many of us still...

    • Posted 285 days ago
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    The harsh realities of golf’s mini tours

    A casual golf fan who occasionally enjoys watching final round coverage of a PGA Tour event must have a skewed opinion about the lives of professional golfers, namely, that anyone with an oversized staff bag is living...

    • Posted 342 days ago
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    The Dan Plan: A man on a mission

    Dan McLaughlin’s introduction to the game of golf began three years ago when he wondered if the public golf courses in his area would allow him to use their practice greens for hours at a time each...

    • Posted 392 days ago
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    Out of Bounds: Why Public Golf Has Lost Its Appeal

    Are you currently satisfied with the playing conditions found at your golf course?  Have you grown tired of trying to salvage par on surfaces that refuse to roll true? Maybe the course you call home has neglected...

    • Posted 435 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy

    A look back: McIlroy’s knockout year

    Rory McIlroy ended the past season as golf’s undisputed heavyweight champ. Any ideas to the contrary were put to rest when the 23-year-old captured the 94th PGA Championship by a record eight strokes. The way McIlroy continued to...

    • Posted 472 days ago
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    From Bore To Score — Look The Part On Your Next Vacation

    Many recreational players unknowingly sabotage their golf vacations by a lack of proper planning.  I am not speaking of making sure their stay-and-play itinerary is booked, or that they packed an extra sleeve (or two) of golf...

    • Posted 490 days ago
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    Navigating the Brave New World of Online Golf Instruction

    Online golf lessons are cheap and fast. And if you do a search on Google, the choices are extensive.  Getting started can be summed up in three steps — shoot a video with your mobile phone, upload...

    • Posted 498 days ago
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    Is the secret found “in the dirt” or through instruction?

    Ben Hogan once wrote: “I have learned by laborious trial and error, watching a good player do something that looked right to me, stumbling across something that felt right to me … adopting it if it helped...

    • Posted 507 days ago
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