Rusty Cage

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For the past two years, Rusty Cage has been a contributing writer for GolfWRX, one of the leading publications online for news, information and resources for the connected golfer. His articles have covered a broad spectrum of topics - equipment and apparel reviews, interviews with industry leaders, analysis of the pro game, and everything in between.

Rusty's path into golf has been an unusual one. He took up the game in his late thirties, as suggested by his wife, who thought it might be a good way for her husband to grow closer to her father. The plan worked out a little too well. As his attraction to the game grew, so did his desire to take up writing again after what amounted to 15-year hiatus from sports journalism dating back to college. In spite of spending over a dozen years working in the technology sector as a backend programmer in New York City, Rusty saw an opportunity with GolfWRX and ran with it.

A graduate from Boston University with a Bachelor's in journalism, Rusty's long term aspirations are to become one of the game's leading writers, rising to the standard set by modern-day legends like George Peper, Mark Frost and Dan Jenkins.

GolfWRX Writer of the Month: August 2014

Fairway Executive Podcast Interview
(During this interview I discuss how golf industry professionals can leverage emerging technologies to connect with their audience.)


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  • Maide Fall Fashion Preview

    Maide’s new apparel collection excels from top to bottom

    When Maide launched just over a year ago, the rookie golf apparel label had a very simple, but audacious goal in mind — design a great-looking pair of pants that will fit better than any other trousers...

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  • Flagg Check

    Going Deep: A Q&A With 2014 Long Drive Champ Jeff Flagg

    Club head speed, smash factor and yards. Those are the numbers, especially yards, that have put the sport of Long Drive on the map. But for last Tuesday’s RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship winner Jeff Flagg, the...

    • Posted 40 days ago
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    Timeless tips to beat the cold: The GolfWRX Guide to Winter Golf

    This story is part of our new “GolfWRX Guides,” a how-to series created by our Featured Writers and Contributors — passionate golfers and golf professionals in search of answers to golf’s most-asked questions. It’s been said often,...

    • Posted 43 days ago
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    No, Lydia Ko is not working with Sean Foley

    For LPGA golf sensation, Lydia Ko, having one high-profile golf instructor oversee her swing is definitely enough. A pre-tournament press release issued today by the LPGA stated that Tiger Woods’ former coach, Sean Foley, was working alongside...

    • Posted 60 days ago
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  • Interview with Iliac Golf Founder Bert LaMar

    Style and Substance: Q&A with Iliac Golf Founder Bert LaMar

    Bert LaMar claims he isn’t interested in building an apparel empire out of his high-end, custom clothing brand Iliac Golf, but he may end up succeeding in spite of himself. While only a handful of official staff...

    • Posted 103 days ago
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    Spotted: President Obama Uses Game Golf

    Game Golf, the digital tracking application that records every shot played during a round of golf, has a brand new fan. And not just any fan. United States President Barack Obama was spotted this week with the GAME GOLF...

    • Posted 130 days ago
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  • Game Golf Digital Tracking System

    Review: Game Golf

    Pros: Combines GPS and motion sensing technology to track every shot with minimal disruption to the flow of the game. Advanced data capture lets golfers learn the true distance and accuracy of each of their clubs to formulate a...

    • Posted 131 days ago
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    Can a new app bring people back to golf?

    The game of golf is in trouble. This is what organizations like the National Golf Foundation and various members of the national media have been drumming into our collective psyches over the last several years. Whether or...

    • Posted 186 days ago
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  • Vesti Ascendi Review

    Review: Vesti Ascendi Apparel

    Pros: One of the most comfortable and wearable garments in its category. The Vesti Ascendi shirt and tie will help you to make a statement, both on and off the course. Cons: While Vesti Ascendi is surprisingly comfortable, the...

    • Posted 214 days ago
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    Review: Nike Covert 2.0 Hybrids

    Pros: The crew at Nike took a fresh approach in designing the new VRS Covert 2.0 hybrids, making the lower-lofted clubs more forgiving and easier to launch than previously offered models. These new hybrids are long, accurate and...

    • Posted 248 days ago
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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 268 days ago
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  • Nike Covert 2.0 and Covert 2.0 Tour Driver Review

    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 282 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 314 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 336 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 408 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 443 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 534 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 591 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 641 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 684 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 721 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 739 days ago
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  • Rusty Cage

    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 747 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 757 days ago
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