Golf News

How Safe Is Your Golf Cart: Preventing Golf Cart-Related Injuries

Usually running at less than 11 miles per hour, a golf cart is the last thing you would think would be a cause of countless road accidents. Unfortunately, that is just the case. Between 1990 and 2006, there has been an estimated 147,696 golf cart-related injuries, 30% of which involved children under 16 years of age. This is according to a study published by the American Journal of Preventive … Continue Reading

The 2014-2015 PGA Tour Wraparound Season is Still Dumb

So here we are.  The 2013-2014 PGA Tour is in the books and Billy Horschel is your TOUR Champion and FedEx Cup Champion.  Although Billy-Ho had a wonderful last three weeks of the season, there's no question in my mind that Rory McIlroy is still your PGA Tour Player of the Year.  With two major victories and a WGC title, the #1 player in the world deserves the title. So what's in store for the … Continue Reading

Chip-Ins & Chunks: Horschel Cruises, The Shark Gets Bitten and Rory Causes a Stir

On Monday of each week, we look bad at the good (chip-ins) and bad (chunks) of the game of golf from the past week.  It's really fun and you should definitely share it.  Did I miss something?  Let me know below in the comments or hit us up on Twitter @Front9Back9. Well the dreadful FedEx Cup Playoffs is finally over.  Throughout the weekend, we heard endless talk about projections and … Continue Reading

Chip-In’s & Chunks: Billy-Ho Comes Back, Keegan WD’s, Mickelson Quits and Rory 4-Putts

Chip-In’s & Chunks is a weekly feature that lays out the good and the bad from the weekend of golf. Do you have something I missed that should be included? Let us know below or let us know on Twitter @Front9Back9. Another FedEx Cup playoff tournament has come and gone. We’re on to Atlanta and the TOUR Championship, where $10 million is up for grabs and nobody cares about the winner unless … Continue Reading

Phil Mickelson Thumbs Up

Phil Mickelson is a Quitter and We Should Stop Rooting for Him

Phil Mickelson is a quitter. Bottom line.  And all the people who are fooled by his "thumbs-up" and "smiling good-nature" should really step back and reevaluate why you even root for this guy.  He's not the person you really think he is. Phil withdrew from the BMW Championship after his piss-poor 76 on Friday.  No injury.  No emergency.  Just a WD because his primary goal right now is the Ryder … Continue Reading

Dicks Sporting Goods

Dick’s Sporting Goods Cutting Back on Golf Business

Late last year, I wrote an article about Edwin Watts filing for bankruptcy, and the extreme displeasure in dealing with Edwin Watts over the years here in San Antonio.  Although I vowed to never shop at Edwin Watts again, I do have to admit I took full advantage of the store liquidation here in San Antonio, buying 10 FootJoy golf gloves and 3-dozen Titleist NXT Tour golf balls for about … Continue Reading

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Golf Equipment

Edwin Watts Golf Shops Heads For Bankruptcy

Over the years, there’s been numerous small golf shops that have come and gone here in San Antonio.  During this time, two big brands have stayed put – Edwin Watts and Golf Galaxy.  Edwin Watts has two stores here in San Antonio and Golf Galaxy unfortunately has one. I will never know why the smaller […]

Top 10 Reasons for Getting Custom Fit

Despite its rise in popularity, there are still those with reservations when it comes to Dynamic or Custom fitting. If you’re still unsure about it, here’s a run-through the top 10 reasons for getting with the crowd: Don’t Spoil Technique! Regular practice using ill-fitting equipment can cause bad habits which are difficult to undo! A […]

Mobitee Golf Assistant

Mobitee Mobile Golf Assistant Review

Over the last decade, mobile GPS units on the golf course have become pretty popular.  I was never one to use a GPS unit, I always preferred to use a rangefinder.  Even if I played a course with GPS on the cart I would typically get my yardage from the rangefinder. Over the last five […]

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Golf Stuff

Front9Back9 Golf Picks: The Masters

Ah yes, it’s that time of the year.  The azaleas are blooming, the birds are chirping, and Tiger Woods will miss his first Masters in 20 years while nursing a back issue.  It’s Masters Thursday and Arnie, Jack and Gary will be hitting the ceremonial first tee shot and then we can finally get into […]

Chip-In’s & Chunks: Kooch Falters, Kids Win and Phil Is a Quitter

Chip-In’s & Chunks is all about the good and bad in the game of golf from the past week.  Do you have something to add?  Let us know on Twitter @Front9Back9 , Facebook or Google+. Chip-In’s (the good) Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is Great for Golf Most golf industry professionals will tell you getting kids involved in the golf […]

Teeing Up for Success

Golf Book Review: Teeing Up for Success

I recently read a book titled Teeing Up for Success:  Insights and Inspiration from Extraordinary Women.  The book was written to support the EWGA Foundation and features 30 inspiring stories from women from all professions who attribute a part of their success to the game of golf.  I had reached out and requested a copy […]

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Golf Business


EWGA Welcomes 2,000 Women to the Game This Year

Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Inviting women to discover golf through the EWGA is paying off. This year, 2,000 women have joined this golf community for women to get engaged, learn to play and have fun. With EWGA Chapters located in more than 120 cities worldwide, the organization is dedicated to inviting and welcoming women […]

American FootGolf League

FootGolf Spreads Across U.S. With More Than 200 Certified Courses

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — As the quickly emerging sport of FootGolf continues to grow in popularity throughout the United States, the sport’s governing body, the American FootGolf League, has been busy making sure FootGolfers have plenty of opportunities to play. Recognized by the Federation for International FootGolf as the exclusive governing body in the United […]

Organize Golf Outings Like a Pro:

Lincolnshire, IL, March 28th, 2012 – Golf event organizers are frustrated setting up golf events using traditional methods such as group e-mail announcements and spreadsheets. Common problems include too many e-mails, lack of up-to-date information, tracking mistakes, and unnecessary stress. provides free tools to easily organize golf groups, invite golfers, and track RSVPs online. […]

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Golf Courses


San Antonio Golf: TPC San Antonio Oaks Course

Yesterday I got the chance to tee it up out at TPC San Antonio and play the Oaks Course.  If you don’t know, this is the course the pros play during the Valero Texas Open.  The course is tough and when the wind blows, it gets really tough.  Yesterday was one of those tough days. […]

Wade Hampton Golf Club

Best Residential Golf Courses in America

Have you ever dreamt of walking out your back door and sitting on your porch only to watch an errant tee shot shatter your window?  Or maybe you’ve thought it would be cool to hop on your own pimped out golf cart and back out of your golf cart garage and cruise on down to […]

My Valero Texas Open Volunteering Experience

It’s Sunday evening and the last four days have been long – I’m sunburned and my feet and calves hurt.  If you’re anything like my wife though you probably don’t want to hear my complaining – she claims it’s all self-inflicted since I didn’t use sun block on Friday and I eat too much and […]

Valero Texas Open Picks & Predictions

The Valero Texas Open officially kicks off in about 30 minutes in what is being labeled as the best field of golfers to come to San Antonio in quite some time.  The grouping of Rory McIlroy, Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth is by far the featured morning group on Thursday and Ian Poulter, Charl Schwartzel […]

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Golf Instruction


#ProjectBreak80: Analyzing My Golf Game

I have recently set myself a 16-month goal of cutting my handicap in half.  Currently, as of the 8/15 GHIN update, I have a 10.8 handicap.  What this means is I would like to have my handicap down to a 5.4 by end of 2015.  Is this possible?  I think so.  It will take some […]

The Health Benefits of Playing Golf Regularly

This is a guest post by Tyler King, who is the Online Outreach Coordinator for Catalina Golf Karz who specialize in awesome golf custom golf carts!  If you’d like to provide a golf guest post for Front9Back9 Golf Blog, contact us here.   Savvy golfers know there are benefits of playing golf that can effectively […]

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