In this video, Golf Monthly's Sam Tremlett looks at the data around how far amateur golfers drive it. He takes shot-tracking data supplied by Arccos for both men and women to provide an illustration of how far normal golfers drive the ball. He also compares this to the stats from the professional ranks. This video offers a fascinating insight into how far normal golfers actually drive it!
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A couple beers last Saturday and good conversation with those closest to him was enough to get Harold Varner III back in the right frame of mind.
He had a self-described “meltdown” earlier that day after flying the green with his approach shot to Sedgefield’s 11th hole in the third round of the Wyndham Championship. Don’t worry, there were no broken clubs. Just a bad attitude. But it was unacceptable to Varner.
“Having a bad attitude probably makes me more mad than … playing bad golf,” he said Thursday, after shooting a first-round 66 at THE NORTHERN TRUST. “That's the only thing you control. You don't really control what you're going to shoot or where your golf ball is going to end up, but you control how you approach each shot.”
Check out every shot from the epic 6-man playoff between Kevin Kisner, Adam Scott, Kevin Na, Si Woo Kim, Roger Sloan and Brendan Grace, where Kisner came out victorious to earn his fourth PGA TOUR win.
As the professional women begin competing in the AIG Women’s Open this week, we all dream about taking a trip over to experience links-style golf in Scotland. Before we can discuss the 5 most important items you must pack for your next excursion, it’s important to understand what makes links golf so different. The phrase “links golf” was coined based on the type of soil courses are played on. It doesn’t mean there are no trees or near the water.
Courses are considered links-style because they are built on the land that “links” the agricultural (farming) land to the seascape. The soil composition is terrible for farming but great for building firm and fast surfaces. Combine that feature with a commonly windy location along the water and you get a better appreciation for how to prepare.