• Video: Lefty The 'Bushwhacker'

    Phil Mickelson is a 5-time Major winner and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. And that's just for what he does when he keeps his ball in the same time zone as the golf course he's playing.

    Actually, he's a lot more fun when he's trying to get his ball back into the vicinity from whence he started.

    His recovery shots easily match and often outdistance - both literally and figuratively - his regular highlights. For our most recent exhibit we present Phil hitting his ball from out of a bush... somewhere off to the side of the 9th hole it appears (see Shot Tracker screenshot below) in the recent Shriners Open.

    Suffice to say there were no TV cameras set up to capture this shot. Probably not too many hit from this particular area. But thanks to today's social media there was of course a fan with a phone handy. 

    Oh, and Lefty will hit this shot for you using his driver. Over trees. Approximately 200 yards.

    And make par

    You're welcome. 

     

  • Video: Flagstick. Friend or Foe?

    We hear a lot of different opinions on the 'flagstick in or out' option these days. Though that has mainly to do with the new rules allowing you to putt on the greens with the flag still in the hole while unattended. 

    After watching some of these PGA TOUR guys ring the ball off the flagpole you might think they'd have preferred to have it out. From as much as 100 yards. 

     

  • Tee It Forward And Have More Fun

    By Brad Ziemer, British Columbia Golf

    In Larry Gilhuly’s opinion, the three biggest issues facing the game of golf are pace of play, player enjoyment and economic sustainability.

    Gilhuly likes to think he has the solution for all three. “The answer for all of these, in my opinion, are properly placed forward tees,” Gilhuly told the Annual General Meeting of British Columbia Golf at Tsawwassen Springs Golf Club.

    For much of his 35-year career with the United States Golf Association, Gilhuly was all about agronomy. His formal title with the USGA is Agronomist, West Region. In other words, Gilhuly is an expert on growing grass. But in recent years, Gilhuly has become passionate -- very passionate -- about teeing it forward. And by forward, he means way forward. “This topic that I am talking about has got me fired up,” Gilhuly told his audience.

  • Video: Andy Sullivan Tries To Make A Hole-in-One With 500 Balls

    European Tour Originals presents the 'Chase The Ace Hole-In-One Challenge', episode 3. How many balls would it take a professional golfer to make a hole-in-one?

    The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500. Introducing Andy Sullivan...

  • By The Numbers: The 2019 Masters

    By Jeff Sutherland/iG

    Each year, Inside Golf's stats man finds ten (or so) interesting stats for the year's first Major...

  • Hemp Oil Co. Functional Remedies Expands Reach Into Pro Golf With a Sponsorship First

    First International Hemp Oil Company, Functional Remedies, To Sponsor PGA TOUR Champions Tournament The Rapiscan Systems Classic March 25-31 In Biloxi, Mississippi - Image Courtesy Functional Remedies

    (DENVER) - Functional Remedies, the only award-winning, vertically integrated hemp oil company, announced its expanded reach into professional golf by becoming the first-ever hemp oil company to sponsor a PGA TOUR Champions Tournament, the Rapiscan Systems Classic on March 29-31 at Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier, north of Biloxi.

  • Video: Top 10 Shots Of The Week From THE PLAYERS Championship

    Check out the top 10 shots of the week from THE PLAYERS Championship 2019, featuring Tiger Woods, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, and Ryan Moore.

    A favourite of ours is the Jhonattan Vegas 70-footer on 17. Be sure to note the expression on the face of Kevin Kisner's caddy at the end of the clip....

     

     

  • Video: PGA TOUR Good, Bad & Unusual From The Players Championship

    In the Good, Bad & Unusual, Teryn Gregson recaps the 2019 PLAYERS Championship, where Irishman Rory McIlroy won on St. Patrick’s Day, the luck extended to Jhonny Vegas who recorded the longest putt in Island Green history and Tiger Woods’ funny moment with Kevin Na at 17.

     

     

     

  • Video: Top Ten Laughable Moments from The European Tour in 2018

    From 'Beef' changing his pants right in front of the grandstand, to Padraig Harrington desperately trying to get the cameraman to look away as he heads for a 'break' in the bushes, we take a look back through the year at the top 10 moments which made us laugh the most during the 2018 European Tour season.

     

     

  • Video: Tiger & Bryson Debate Distance vs Straight For The New Bridgestone e12 Golf Ball

    In the ongoing evolution of the 'new Tiger'...we present the latest commercial he's a part of with golf's acknowledged techno-guru, Bryson DeChambeau, as they debate which is more important, Distance or Straight? 

    We're impressed with Tiger's more personable demeanor at this stage of his career. Obviously there's direction involved but full credit should go to Tiger for his buy-in and exection in front of the camera. 

    Both of them do a nice job of playing their role and make it a very entertaining ad. 

     

  • Video: Tony Romo From Off The Deck Of The Hospitality Tent

    Image courtesy YouTube

    During the last few months ex-Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has made an even bigger name for himself with some of his uncanny play predictions during NFL TV broadcasts. Many fans are aware that Romo is also an extremely fine golfer, sporting a +0.3 handicap.

    Romo may have added to his recent upgrade in notoriety by hitting a shot Seve would have been proud of in the 2nd round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at the par-4 15th hole.

    Not to be totally outdone, listen as commentator and 6-time Major Champion Sir Nick Faldo almost calls the shot before Romo executes it.

  • The Ho Sung Choi Show Live, Along With Logjam At Top For AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

    2011 Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers (L) Of The Green Bay Packers And Playing Partner Ho Sung 'The Fisherman' Choi Pose For Photos At The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - All Images Credit Alfie Lau

    By Alfie Lau

    The movers and shakers and the superstars of the PGA TOUR were all at Monterey Peninsula Country Club Thursday morning.

    There’s Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, playing with their normal amateurs Wayne Gretzky and Jake Owen. Johnson and Spieth would each shoot (-5) and just two strokes back, both are definite contenders to win again at Pebble.

    You’ve got Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, comedians Bill Murray, Larry the Cable Guy and Ray Romano, and a pretty saucy U.S. Ryder Cup team of Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson, with Reed shooting (-3) and Mickelson (-6).

    Mickelson made history when he discovered that he hit every fairway and to his knowledge, that’s the first time in 27 years that he has accomplished this feat. The PGA TOUR would later correct that and say it was the first time since 1998 – 21 years – that Mickelson had hit every fairway during his round.

  • George Roberts Trades Mike Weir For Cameron Champ, It’s Ho-sung Choi's World And We Just Live In It At Pebble Beach

    Korean Ho-sung Choi Is Garnering A Lot Of Attention With His Unusual Swing At This Week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am - Image Courtesy YouTube

    By Alfie Lau

    It’s Pebble Beach week and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is known as a place where time seems to stand still, where it’s who you know and how much dough you have that determines what sort of status you have during this week.

    Take for example, 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir. Usually a protected species here because his six-handicap amateur partner, George Roberts, a rich venture capitalist, loves playing with the Canadian, Weir is not amongst the eight Canadians teeing it up Thursday.

    Instead, Roberts has the long-hitting Cameron Champ as his new amateur partner and who can blame him for wanting to play with the new “It Guy” on the PGA TOUR.

  • Video: PGA Tour Good, Bad And Unusual With New Rules In Play

    In this first 2019 version of The PGA TOUR's The Good, Bad & Unusual, Teryn Gregson recaps the Sentry Tournament of Champions, where Xander Schauffele’s clutch final round performance made him the first multiple-winner of the season.

    Golfers shared their New Year’s Resolutions and tried to navigate the new rules changes with some pretty unusual moments.

     

  • Video: This 'Shot' By Scotsman Russell Knox Was Rotten To The Core

    Scotland's Russell Knox might have won the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in dramatic fashion this past summer, but not every shot he took went quite where he intended...

    Knox had just finished eating an apple and was intending to toss the core into the long gorse surrounding the green, when something caught his eye...and apparently his aim. Watch.

     

  • Video: The Greatest Swing In Golf Today

    Okay, most golfers have heard the phrase, "It's not how...it's how many," or "There's no pictures on the scorecard," when it comes to getting a result in a game of golf despite what may be less than exemplary methods. 

    South Korean golf professional Ho-Sung Choi has created a new standard. His incredibly unique 'golf swing' has just enabled him to capture the Casio World Open on the Japan Golf Tour. It's actually his 2nd win on the tour but now people are starting to notice. Choi needs to be in a major...soon.

    Just watch.

  • Video: European Tour - The Hickory Challenge

    Of course the game of golf has gone through many changes over the years, quite notably the evolution of equipment. So how would today's top players fair having to hit a seemingly benign 180-yard shot - normally a 7-iron as Rickie Fowler put it, if they had to choose from only an array of old hickory-shafted clubs? 

    Some not too bad...others, well, let's say they likely now have a greater appreciation for today's modern equipment. 

  • Four Golf Buddies Loving The Game In Their "Golden" Years

    The 'Golden Boys' George Ross (L) And Jerry Lawrence (R) Pose Without Their Other Two Brethren, Roy Nixon And Gord Dakin At BC's Golden Golf Course - Images Credit Jim Claggett

    By Jim Claggett/iG


    When you hear the saying, "Golf is a game for life" what do you think is meant by it? Well, when you meet people who are living proof of that claim, you begin to understand.

    Enter George Ross and Jerry Lawrence. They are half of a regular foursome of members at the beautiful Golden Golf Course in British Columbia.

    George is a 93-year-old from Scotland who flew Spitfires and Hellcats for the British Navy at the tender age of 18. He arrived in Golden about fifteen years ago. George got newspapers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand before deciding to come here to stay.

  • Video: 8-Year Old's Beat The Pros Swing Is The Real Thing

    8-year old Dean Janssens tee'd up in the 2018 KLM Open in the Beat the Pros competition, and it's safe to say he stole the show.

     

  • Video: Chambers Bay Golf Course To Replace Greens With Poa Annua

    Golf fans will recall the hue and cry that accompanied the 2015 U.S. Open Championship held at Chambers Bay Golf Course just outside of Seattle. The condition of the greens was a widely talked about sore point with many of the players, media and fans alike. 

    The good people at Chambers Bay heard those complaints and they are doing something about it in advance of the next championship they will host, the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship,originally scheduled to be held there in 2019,which will now happen in 2021 instead,moving to Bandon Dunesin Oregon for next year.

    Watch this video to learn more about the decision to switch from all-fescue to poa greens at Chambers Bay GC and what it means for course conditions for hosting the 2021 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship. You'll hear from Matt Allen and Eric Johnson with Chambers Bay, and Larry Gilhuly with the USGA.