My 12 Week Journal of Launching an Online Golf Store

Over the past few years, I’ve pondered and procrastinated on the notion of opening an online retail store.  Whether it was the lack of knowledge or flat out failure to take action, I’ve wasted a lot of time just sitting on the idea.  Something changed recently and I am proud to announce the opening of […]

Clubs at Cordillera Ranch

Cordillera Ranch Real Estate Continues Torrid Pace in 2015

Homes Sales Nearly Double 2014 Pace, Estimated $50 Million in New Construction Underway (BOERNE, Texas) – Cordillera Ranch – the premier luxury community in the scenic Hill Country – reports 2015 real estate sales continue the torrid pace reported earlier this year. Following February news of an upward trend in sales and pricing, homes sales in […]

Alamo City Golf Trail

Alamo City Golf Trail Adds Northern Hills to Golf Portfolio

Alamo City Golf Trail is adding another golf course to its portfolio. The San Antonio Municipal Golf Association, the management company that oversees all municipal golf course operations for the City of San Antonio, has recently completed the purchase of Northern Hills Golf Club for $6.3 million to add to it’s already rather large golf […]

Loudmouth Golf

Loudmouth Golf Launches MLB Line of Fan Wear

Loudmouth Golf, known for their outrageous and fun line of golf and lifestyle apparel, has hit a home run with their latest collection of apparel featuring some of the most popular MLB teams. The new line of lifestyle apparel will start with seven teams; Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New […]

St Andrews Hell Bunker

Hell Bunker Rebuilt for 2015 Open Championship

This is a guest post from the fellas over at, co-founded by Chris Racic and Johnny Giovonni, two passionate amateur golfers and avid golf fans.  Check out their website at As the stage is set for the 2015 Open Championship’s return to the Old Course at St. Andrews, players will have fresh hazards […]

Memorable Golf Moments

My 9 Most Memorable Golf Moments In 2015 So Far

Before we get going here talking about my nine most memorable golf moments in 2015 so far, I want you to know that yes, I do understand the actual golf season starts in October.  But just to remind everyone, I hate the PGA Tour wraparound season, so I still consider it a calendar year golf […]

John Deere Classic

John Deere Classic: Preview and Fantasy Golf Picks

John Deere Classic July 9-12 TPC Deere Run Silvis, IL Defending Champion:  Brian Harman (-22) FedEx Cup Points to Winner:  500 Total Purse:  $4,700,000 This is the final tune-up on the PGA Tour before The Open Championship next week at St. Andrews.  There’s 15 guys this week in the John Deere Classic who will be […]

2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

15 Final Thoughts on the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Twenty-two hours ago, the leaders were making their way to the back 9 at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.  I was sitting in the same spot on the couch as I am now, and as the next two exciting hours unfolded, one of the best golf tournaments would unfold in fantastic fashion.  Jordan […]

The Golf Nut Podcast

The Golf Nut Podcast 007: Rory Dominates and There is No Rivalry

In episode 007 of The Golf Nut Podcast we hit on Rory McIlroy’s dominating victory at the Wells Fargo Championship and hit on all this nonsense of rivalry talk on the PGA Tour. The Golf Nut Podcast on iTunes The Golf Nut Podcast on Twitter Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: […]

The Golf Nut Podcast

The Golf Nut Podcast 006: Rory Wins WGC, Tiger Loses Girl and THE PLAYERS

The Golf Nut Podcast on iTunes In this week’s episode of The Golf Nut Podcast, we’ll hit on several golf items from over the last week in the world of golf. First we’ll recap Rory McIlroy’s victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship and whether this will be a start of a great summer again for […]

The Golf Nut Podcast

The Golf Nut Podcast 005: Justin Rose Wins, WGC Match Play and #AskTheGolfNut

Subscribe to The Golf Nut Podcast on iTunes The Golf Nut Podcast on Twitter Front9Back9 on Twitter Today is going to be a tremendous episode!  Welcome to episode 005 of The Golf Nut Podcast! Justin Rose won in record-setting fashion in closing out the weekend with a 65-66 to finish 22-under and take home the […]

RBC Heritage

Fantasy Golf Picks and Tournament Preview: RBC Heritage

I got a choice to make this week.  Do I dare take Jordan Spieth in my fantasy golf picks this week at the RBC Heritage coming off a Masters victory and a media whirlwind tour over the last two days?  Will he be ready to go come Thursday or will he be hungover from all […]

The Golf Nut Podcast

The Golf Nut Podcast 003: Jordan Spieth Dominates the 2015 Masters

In episode 003 of The Golf Nut Podcast, we’ll recap what turned out to be a dominating performance by Jordan Spieth in the 79th edition of The Masters and talk about what is in the future for Spieth, as we know it all on The Golf Nut Podcast (or not.) Let us know your thoughts […]

The Masters

2015 Masters Recap: Jordan Spieth Wins in Dominating Fashion

I don’t know about you, but when I was 21 years old, all I cared about was which bar had the best happy hour specials and how many ladies were going to be there.  I certainly wasn’t flushing long-irons into Augusta National par-5’s and draining clutch par putts to hold onto a lead at The […]


TIBA Putt Training Aid Can Help You Sink More Putts

I’ve been working with the TIBA Putt training aid for about three weeks now and I have to admit, I think this may be helping me sink more putts.  My putting stroke is really feeling much more solid lately and while I am not ready to claim this is going to be my savior, I […]

The Masters

The Masters is Upon Us and It’s Going to Be a Good Weekend

It’s one of the best weekends of golf throughout the entire year, if not THE best.  The best players in the world will be teeing it up tomorrow morning in the 79th edition of The Masters. There’s just too many storylines to hit on them all, so here’s the couple that come to mind real […]

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Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: The Masters Edition

Some call Augusta National Golf Club the holy grail of golf.  Tiger Woods said in his press conference that this tournament means so much to him that he plans on playing in the par-3 contest on Wednesday, something he hasn’t done in 10+ years. There’s not much more I can say to set this golf […]

The Golf Nut Podcast

The Golf Nut Podcast 002: JB Wins, Masters Week and Masters Picks

We’ve had some big news since the last time we talked during the first episode of The Golf Nut Podcast last Monday. Tiger Woods announced last Friday that he will in fact be playing in the 2015 Masters and the Twitter world went crazy!  He then showed up to Augusta late Monday to big hugs and good […]

The Masters

Golf Blog Foursome: April Fools, Masters Mailbag, Best Shots and Drivers

Golf Blog Foursome is a weekly feature offering up some of the best golf blog posts from this past week.  There’s hundreds of great golf blogs and here’s four of the best articles I’ve read from the past week.  Augusta National Makes Special Preparations for Tiger Woods What’s better than a couple good April’s […]

PGA Tour Fantasy Golf Picks

Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: Shell Houston Open

It’s the final tuneup before the year’s first major and there’s some big names showing up at Golf Club of Houston this year to get ready for The Masters.  This is the final tournament to get an automatic bid into The Masters and those guys not in will be certainly letting it all hang out. […]

Golf Shot

8 Takeaways From Watching a PGA Tour Event Inside The Ropes

This last weekend I had the chance to spend four days at a PGA Tour event inside the ropes.  My time volunteering at the Valero Texas Open was a really cool experience and it’s something I always look forward to each year. In my last post about volunteering at TPC San Antonio, I wanted to share with […]

The Golf Nut Podcast 001: Welcome to The Golf Nut Podcast!

In the inaugural episode of The Golf Nut Podcast, I introduce what the podcast is all about and jump right into recapping the Valero Texas Open, ranting about WD’s on the PGA Tour and previewing the Shell Houston Open. The Golf Nut Podcast is a golf podcast for the golf nut in us all.  I […]

Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open Volunteer Experience: Day 4

Today was the final round of the Valero Texas Open which means it was also my final day of volunteering for the tournament.  I’m happy to say the tournament today announced live on air it reached it’s charitable goal of $100 million since the exception of the event.  On the Day 1 post below, I […]

Chip-Ins & Chunks

Chip-In’s & Chunks: Jimmy Walker Wins Valero and Tiger Still Uncertain

Chip-in’s & Chunks is a weekly feature highlighting the good (chip-in’s) and the bad (chunks) from the world of golf over the past week.  If you have something you’d like to see added please contact me on Twitter @Front9Back9 or email me directly. We’re less than two weeks away from The Masters and the fellas […]

Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open Volunteer Experience: Day 3

Today is the final round of the Valero Texas Open, which means it’s also the final day to finish out my four day volunteering commitment.  I’ve shared my experience the last two days and if you’ve missed those posts you can check them out here: Valero Texas Open Volunteer Experience: Day 1 Valero Texas Open […]

Valero Texas Open

Valero Texas Open Volunteer Experience: Day 2

Day 2 of my volunteering at the Valero Texas Open turned out to be quite uneventful, as the group I was paired with was way back when the day started and never made a real run up the leaderboard.  In fact, the entire afternoon wave of players really got the short end of the stick. […]

Valero Texas Open volunteering

Valero Texas Open Volunteer Experience: Day 1

Yesterday marked the start of my third year volunteering at the Valero Texas Open.  I’ve been with the NCB/Golf Channel Broadcast committee for three years now and it’s a really cool gig.  While there are certainly some downsides, I think the positives certainly outweigh the negatives.  I think you have to enjoy it especially since […]

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Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: Valero Texas Open

The PGA Tour is in my hometown this week for he Valero Texas Open and I am ready to get out there and volunteer for my fourth year in a row.  John Peterson tweeted out earlier today that TPC San Antonio is in the best shape out of any course they’ve played all year on […]

Noochie Golf

The 4 Best Golf Products Currently on Kickstarter

I like to think of myself as an idea person.  My brain is always working and I always seem to be thinking of good ideas (at least their good ideas in my mind). Problem is, I never act on developing my ideas and that’s where I fail.  I probably have a list of about 100 or […]

Valero Texas Open

2015 Valero Texas Open Field is Set

The 2015 Valero Texas Open field is set and some of the best players in the world will be in San Antonio as the tournament kicks off in my hometown.  I couldn’t be more stoked to be out all four days again this year.  I will be volunteering again this year all four days starting […]

Ace of Clubs Golf Company

Yardage Book Holder in Augusta Green from Ace of Clubs

I recently received a yardage book holder from Ace of Clubs Golf Company and over the last couple weeks I’ve had several chances to test it out.  At first, I was curious on what I would do with my yardage book holder because the golf course that I play at normally has GPS on the […]

Sweetspot-  Confessions of a Golfaholic

Book Review: Sweetspot: Confessions of a Golfaholic

I think we can all relate to Tom.  He’s the main character in Sweetspot: Confessions of a Golfaholic, a book by John O’Hern that I recently had the chance to read.  The plot of the book is quite relatable to many of us; Tom is addicted to golf. Tom didn’t start out addicted to golf, […]

10 Top Places to Play Golf across the World

This is a guest post by Patrick Wynn from Golfshire Club in Karnataka, India helping kick off your bucket list of top places to play golf across the world. Everybody who is serious about golf fantasizes about playing on the best courses the world has to offer. Golfers often have a “bucket list” of places where […]

Embarrassed with your golf game?  Get over it!

Are You Embarrassed With Your Golf Game? Here’s 6 Things You Need to Do

There’s not one person who plays the game of golf who at some point hasn’t felt embarrassed with their game.  It’s just a fact. It doesn’t matter if you only have one full round under your belt or you’re a seasoned professional who’s won 15 majors, at some point during your time playing golf you […]

Executive Women's Golf Association

EWGA Welcomes New Facilities to Golf Course Network

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association), one of the largest women-focused national amateur golf association in the United States, is pleased to announce 17 new courses have joined the EWGA Golf Course Network in January and February and another five have renewed their membership. The EWGA Golf Course Network is designed to market […]

Telluride Golf Club

Telluride Golf Club, Inn at Lost Creek Announce ‘Golf-in, Golf-out’ Package

(TELLURIDE, Colo.) – Telluride Golf Club – the stunning alpine course in the heart of Mountain Village – and the highly-acclaimed Inn at Lost Creek announce their “golf-in, golf-out” package starting at $170 per person, per night, available May 29 through October 4. Offering discerning, destination golfers over 50% savings on greens fees and additional lodging value, the […]

PGA Tour Fantasy Golf Picks

Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: WGC Cadillac Championship

The PGA Tour is at Trump National Doral this week for the WGC Cadillac Championship and once again I am making my fantasy golf picks on for the week. I’ve pretty much sucked it up for the entire year with my fantasy picks and there’s no chance of ever getting near the top.  This week […]

WGC Dell Match Play

It’s Official: Austin, Texas Will Play Host to WGC Dell Match Play

Welcome, y’all, to Austin, Texas! Over this past weekend, news broke of the World Golf Championships Match Play event moving to Austin in 2016 with Dell Computers reportedly signing on to become the title sponsor. If you didn’t believe the news at that time, maybe you’ll believe it now.  Dell and the International Federation of PGA […]


Golf Product Review: Tee Claw

If you’re lucky enough to have a local driving range that allows you to hit off real grass, then I envy you.  But if you’re like most golfers, it’s likely you’re forced to hit off beaten down mats with flimsy, plastic tees sticking out to hit driver from. There’s a new product on the market that’s […]