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7 pieces of golf art you’ll want to hang on your office wall today

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1. An incredible assembly of six golf patent prints

The industrial coolness of any patent drawing makes for a fine wall-hanging. Extra points for the blueprint-like presentation, and all the better when it’s golf-related.

Notable review: “Looks great with white frame…perfect for a golf-themed office”

Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

2. A capture of an immortal golf moment: Tiger Woods‘ 2019 Masters win

The culmination of the “return to glory.” Woods in color (Sunday Red!) leaps out from the fans and course in black and white. Striking presentation of one of the dramatic pinnacles of the game.

Notable review: “Good quality canvas and photo. Got it for my husbands office and loves it!”

Get it from Amazon for $75.99.

3. A beautiful rendering of the development of the flatstick

GolfWRXers will debate the phases of evolution as presented (it’s what we do!), but this is an awesome concept and execution!

Get it from Amazon for $43.20 (20″ x 30″ print, other sizes available)

4. Lee Wybranski’s official Ryder Cup poster is a must-have (as are all Lee Wybranski championship works)

The go-to guy for official art of significant professional golf tournaments, Lee Wybranski was “gone-to” again for this fantastic commemorative piece. (Europeans will likely not be interested)

Get it from Amazon for $60.

5. This map of Augusta National in 1954 is a superb addition to any proud patron’s wall

Come for the rendering of 1954 ANGC, stay for the patron etiquette advice! “No matter how well you know a player, do not accost him on the golf course.”

Notable review: “Thick quality paper. Cool vintage vibe. Shipped in sturdy tube. Arrived days ahead of schedule.
Pricey for the size, but I am happy with the purchase. I put it in an inexpensive bronze frame and it looks really really good. Great conversation piece!”

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

6. Greats of the game presented in vibrant colors

If you have a room that needs some color — and golf — look no further.

Get it from Amazon for $165 (framed!)

7. You’ve heard of “Dogs playing poker”…

…meet “Dogs playing golf.”

Get it from Amazon for $9.99

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  2. epic golfer

    Oct 11, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Jan Stephenson nude in a tube full of golf balls.

  3. ColinK

    Oct 11, 2021 at 3:57 am

    The putter poster is… interesting. The Anser pictured is actually a much later Anser 3 (it has a sightline), so totally inaccurate. The last one, the Cameron phantom, isn’t in any way significant. Odd that the chosen ‘fang’ design wasn’t an Odyssey #7. Mind you, the Newport is just an Anser 2 copy and was an ‘evolution’ only in the sense that the world’s most famous player used it. Finally, I’d have expected a 2ball and a Ram Zebra to be on it, and/or the Ray Cook mallet, perhaps the earliest of that sort of design. All in all, 3/10. Try harder.

  4. Ms. Ballwasher

    Oct 11, 2021 at 12:50 am

    How’s about a nice nude oil painting of Bryson Dechambeau? Mmmmmmmmm….

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Former LPGA pro shares detailed breakdown of expenses for a year on Symetra Tour

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Earlier this week, professional golfer Hannah Gregg opened up on the harsh financial demands of a player on the Symetra Tour.

Gregg, a second-year professional and rookie on the developmental Symetra Tour, spoke to Golf Monthly about the difficulty of making ends meet even for the best players on feeder tours, with their future in the game constantly up in the air.

Included in Gregg’s takeaways was that her annual expenses cost on average $50k and that the WAPT (Women’s All Pro Tour) is the highest paying development tour, with the average winner of high-paying events earning $5-7k for a victory. With expenses for a cheap tournament generally coming in at $1.5-2k, players need to average finishing in the top-3 of each event to make a profit.

As Gregg points out in the interview: “expecting to average top-three for an entire season is not feasible. Even the best players on tour miss cuts and have bad stretches.” and that progression leads to more expenses, “when you do play well and start winning, you generally start moving up to the next level where travel and accommodation are even more expensive. Suddenly, you need to figure out how to pay a caddie.”

Former LPGA professional Anya Alvarez has since praised Gregg for speaking up on the topic and subsequently produced a very interesting breakdown of her expenses for a year of playing on the Symetra Tour.

It’s worth noting that the figures are from almost 9 years ago, and as she wrote on Twitter to accompany the breakdown, Alvarez said, “I drove to 90% of events, stayed with host families, and often didn’t have a caddie. LPGA expenses were much more.” 

It’s also worth noting that per SymetraTour.com, the highest earner on the Symetra Tour in 2013 earned $47,283 in prize money.

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Going back to Gregg’s recent interview, the Symetra pro revealed that the harsh financial demands end up making it unattainable for many talented players to continue in the sport:

“Lots of girls stop playing because they can’t afford Q-School, which is the most expensive event of the year.” she says. “if you don’t play in that, then you have no Tour status and are left with very few events to play in. You get phased out and others just lap you.”

In another eye-opening tweet from Alvarez, who is the founder of MajorLeagueGirls.com, a website that promotes women’s sports, she stated that “players who are talented beyond measure and had some success were forced to quit playing because they financially couldn’t do it anymore”, resulting in “the talent on tour being diluted.”

How can things change? In Gregg’s original interview, she shared her opinion that it begins with building up women’s sports and acknowledging that there is a quality product there – something that anyone who watches the LPGA will undoubtedly attest to.

Gregg told Golf Monthly:

“When it comes to making purses bigger and getting donations from sponsors, everyone has an excuse.

I always hear ‘well the women aren’t fun to watch’ but I’ve never understood that. The men weren’t popular to watch compared to the scale they are now. It takes years of marketing and people engaging with women’s sports for them to have a chance to succeed and grow. 

If people really want to help, we should start building up women’s sports and acknowledging that there is a quality product there. Help us raise money when you can, spread the word and find players that you like to watch and then follow their careers.

All of us love knowing that people out there are enjoying our journey and it makes even the struggles that much more enjoyable.”

Plenty of food for thought.

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Rory Sabbatini DQ’d from RSM Classic for having non-conforming attachment on clubface

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Rory Sabbatini fired an impressive round of 4-under on day one of the RSM Classic, but it was all in vain as the 45-year-old was disqualified for having a non-conforming external attachment on the face of his fairway wood.

The Olympic silver medalist had a reflective sticker attached to his clubface, which he did not realize he hadn’t removed until after the first hole on Thursday, and he was subsequently disqualified after his round.

Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard spoke to John Munch, the Tour’s senior tournament director equipment standards, who enlightened everyone about what exactly these stickers are.

“There are stickers, reflective stickers. [They are] tiny. The players use them to track club head speed when they practice and he just didn’t take them off.”

Considering the plethora of rules mishaps we’ve seen in 2021, it’s almost impressive that at this late stage of the year, there’s been another unique one.

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‘Sheeeesh!’ – Bryson impressed after seeing MLB star Mike Trout’s powerful golf swing

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Even Bryson DeChambeau, the King of driving on the PGA Tour, had to comment when seeing MLB’s Mike Trout launch a drive into orbit at a Top Golf facility.

On our Instagram, we posted a video recorded in 2020 of the eight-time MLB All-Star hitting a rocket to rival any play he’s made with the Los Angeles Angels, and fans took to the social media site to ‘virtually’ nod in approval.

Bryson DeChambeau, undoubtedly the longest driver we have ever seen on the full-time golf tour, replied with a stunned emoji and the words “Sheeeesh” after clearly being impressed with the baseball star’s swing.

 

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Bryson himself was at TopGolf last week and showed off his monster hitting by clearing the net with a massive drive we’ve come accustomed to seeing from him on the PGA Tour.

 

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Kyle Berkshire – watch out, as it may not just be Bryson to worry about in the future!

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