Woods controversy points to far more worrying trend

blog-brandel-chamblee-1023-thumb-470x314-105803IF SPITTING, club throwing and foul language were deemed as violating the rules of golf rather than merely the spirit of it then Tiger Woods would be penalised shots pretty much every week.

For those golf fans that may have missed the latest furore involving Woods, it concerns his fourth rules violation of the year and a US TV golf analyst named Brandel Chamblee (pictured above) employed by Golf Channel. Continue reading

Play Away: Son Gual, Mallorca

7294961020_3587a2c09dON THE FACE of it ‘Urban Golf’ does not sound that attractive a package. Knocking a ball around a few holes surrounded by high- rise buildings whilst risking life and limb amidst roaring traffic is hardly likely to capture anyone’s imagination.

But Palma Urban Golf is different. The brainchild of the hotels association in Mallorca’s capital who were keen to attract overseas’ visitors during off-peak times of the year and offer discounted rates at both their hotels, that range from two star offerings to the five-star Palacio ca sa Galesa, plus some top quality nearby golf courses. Continue reading

Pro Shop: What ball should I play?

IMG_0497BE HONEST NOW. How far do you really drive the ball? On average PGA Tour pros hit the ball between 280 yards to 320 yards and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 yards to 270 yards. Club golfers, according to Golf Digest magazine, average between 195 yards to 205 yards with their driver. So what sort of golf ball should we be hitting to maximise distance? Continue reading