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Indi Golf Launches New StingRay Wedges

Our friends at Indi Golf shared with us the following: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDA3rDouz_U] Indi Golf, design and manufacturer of high performance golf clubs, introduces new StingRay Wedges featuring unmatched feel and spin. Indi Golf has designed the StingRay wedges so that golfers of any skill level can achieve tour player control and spin rates. “Professional golfers practice eight hours a day and hit...

Founders Club on Pawley’s Island Golf Course Review

Founders Club on Pawley’s Island – Tried and True! The Founders Club in Pawleys Island, about 20 minutes south of Myrtle Beach on Highway 17, opened for play in 2008 and attracts golfers because of its unique appeal: sand instead of long, unforgiving rough. The course was designed by Thomas Walker, former lead designer for Gary Player Design, on what...

True Blue Plantation Golf Club Course Review

True Blue is one of those courses that, after you get a taste of it, you just want more. The course is one of only a handful of Mike Stranz courses; in fact, there are two here, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club being the other. True Blue is built on the site of a once thriving indigo and rice...

Litchfield Country Club Review

Litchfield Country Club on Pawleys Island opened for play in 1966 and is one of the original eight courses built on the Grand Strand. Over the years, the course has evolved and changes have been made but for the most part, Litchfield Country Club has maintained many of its original features, including player-friendly green complexes that leave room for bump-and-run...

River Club Course Review

River Club is a Tom Jackson creation that has been delighting – and frustrating – golfers in the Myrtle Beach area since it opened in 1985. Over the years, it has received numerous accolades, including 4.5 Stars from Golf Digest’s “Places to Play”, and having two holes named to the Myrtle Beach Sun News’ 100 Greatest Golf Holes Along...

Tradition Club Review – Tranquil, Serene, Challenging

For more than 20 years, Tradition Golf Club on Pawleys Island has been playing host to both local golfers and those that converge on the Myrtle Beach area during peak golf seasons. This Ron Garl design is built on the site of a 16th century rice plantation and opened for play in 1996. Tradition Club has received numerous accolades,...

“Just the facts, ma’am” – Sgt. Joe Friday

The golf world is all aflutter with the impending return of Tiger Woods and that’s a good thing. Heaven knows golf needs all the interest and enthusiasm it can get if only to stimulate more participation, more rounds, more equipment sales…well, you get the idea. What is not needed is another big star complaining how far the ball goes and Woods...

The Three Hottest Golf Clubs on the Market – Ideal 2017 Holiday Gifts

All golfers are constantly seeking to improve their golf game, whether it’s with a new club, ball, or training aid. Most overlooked though, is the simple golf lesson offered by so many excellent golf teachers in most every city, where golf is played. However, should you not be so inclined to take golf lessons, then the following three clubs will...

10 Players to Watch: OHL Classic at Mayakoba

 –Courtesy of The Sports Xchange, TSX Golf Editor Tom LaMarre Rickie Fowler, United States — The highest-ranked player in the field at No. 10 in the world, Fowler is playing for the first time since he helped the United States retain the Presidents Cup last month by beating the International team at Liberty National in New Jersey. He posted...

10 Players to Watch: Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open

By Tom LaMarre – Courtesy The Sports Xchange Tony Finau, United States — After tying for 11th in the WGC-HSBC Champions, Finau made the long flight back from China to play this week in Las Vegas. A late bogey cost him a second top-10 result in three starts to open the 2017-18 season, as he also finished second to...

Renown Swing Coach Rick Smith Enthusiastic About PGA Tour Season

Rick Smith, one of golf’s leading swing coaches, has been very busy in his usual enthusiastic manner while preparing for the upcoming 2017/2018 PGA Tour season. Kicking off the fall season, long-time Smith student Brendan Steele won the PGA Tour’s 2017-2018 season-opening tournament at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa Valley on Oct. 8. At the same time, Smith...

Sun Mountain’s lightest golf bag improved for 2018

Since its introduction, the Sun Mountain 2Five golf bag has been the lightest, full-featured bag on the market. Weight-saving components include carbon-fiber legs, high strength-to-weight plastics, and ultra-lightweight fabric. For 2018, the new 2.5+ will have increased durability, increased comfort, and more storage. All of these improvements for the same retail price as before, $219.99, and increasing weight by...

Killing the Game Slowly

Observers are applauding the European Tour’s renaming the 2018 Austrian Open as the Shot Clock Masters. Putting aside a potential piracy issue around borrowing the Masters Tournament’s name, the whole idea of professionals being on a shot clock is intriguing. Unfortunately it doesn’t address the real world problem of slow play. By way of background, on every tour and at...

Stoney Creek Golf Club

  Over his 45-year career, golf course designer Tom Jackson has created over 100 golf courses, many of them in the Carolinas. I recently had the opportunity to play a couple of Tom Jackson-designed golf courses; the River Club in Pawleys Island, SC and Stoney Creek Golf Club outside Greensboro, NC. Both were outstanding facilities, but Stoney Creek had some...

Bryan Park Golf Club Champions Course Review

Should you, an avid golfer, find yourself in the Greensboro, NC area during golf season- which according to Bryan Park General Manager and Director of Golf Kyle Kolls is all year – you need to book a round on the Champions Course at Bryan Park Golf Club. Bryan Park Golf Club is a 36-hole facility. The Players Course opened in...

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