Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: Waste Management Phoenix Open

Alright folks, my fantasy golf picks have really been sucking lately.  It’s time to get this going in the right direction.  Last week, I ended up with 243 points, good enough to actually fall in the league standings to 523rd place.  The leader has 3,778 total points, while I only have 1,389.  What does this […]

Fantasy Golf Picks

Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: Humana Challenge

The Hawaii swing is in the books and my man Jimmy Walker picked me up some decent points with my fantasy golf picks at the Sony Open last week.  The Tour is back on the mainland now in Southern California where Patrick Reed is defending this week and Phil Mickelson is slimmer and ready for […]

Front9Back9 PGA Tour Fantasy Golf Picks: Sony Open in Hawaii

Well I had a decent week last week with my PGA Tour fantasy golf picks for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.  I scored 455 points which was good for 5,254 place overall.  The first place winners scored 1,090 points, so now that I think about it, maybe I did’t have a decent week.  Maybe it was more […]

Front9Back9 Golf Picks: Hyundai Tournament of Champions

Finally.  The 2015 PGA Tour season is kicking off tomorrow in Hawaii and it’s time to get my golf picks for this year off to a good start. Two things here.  First, I hate this wrap-around season bull-crap.  I’ve bitched about it for the last two years and I’ll continue to bitching about it until […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year From Your Friends at Front9Back9 Golf Blog

Happy New Year fellow golf nuts! As we enter into 2015 and get closer to the start of the PGA Tour season a week from today, I thought there’s no better time than now to establish my goals and business goals for 2015 for my business and in-particular Front9Back9 Golf Blog. Over the last five […]

Business Golf Etiquette

Landing the Client on the Course: A 9 Hole Lesson in Business Golf Etiquette

This is a guest post by Trevor Grey.  You can find Trevor on Twitter @Gret2401. According to the United States Golf Association (USGA), golf course etiquette can be broken down into a few categories. Safety, for example, is a category that encompasses general rules like making sure that the group in front of you is […]

Range To Go portable driving range

Range To Go is a Portable Driving Range I Can Get Used To

Wednesday and Thursday of this past week it rained 4 ½ inches at my house. Look, San Antonio needs the rain; it’s great for the golf courses. Problem is, I was off those two days from work and had big plans to play some golf. I think you’re going to like what I chose to […]

Sunfish Wool Headcovers

Sunfish Sales Impresses With High Quality Wool Headcovers

For about three years now, I’ve been rolling with an Oscar the Grouch headcover for my driver. Yes, that’s right; Oscar the Grouch. It’s an inside joke between my wife and I, but she bought it for me a few years ago and I’ve been using it ever since. (You can make fun of me […]

Bushnell Golf Rangefinder

The Ultimate Buyers Guide to Finding the Best Golf Rangefinder

If you don’t have the luxury of playing at a golf course with a GPS system attached to the golf cart, then you’re most likely spending too much of your time during the round scrambling to find yardages from different locations around the golf course. Fear not my fellow golf nuts!  If you had a […]

The Five Pairings I Hope to See for Team USA

The Ryder Cup is less than two days away and we’ll get our first set of pairings on Thursday.  There’s so much speculation out there on who should be paired together.  I think there’s at least one players who is tough to pair with – Patrick Reed.  I’m going to be watching him closely this […]

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 […]

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 […]

#ProjectBreak80: Analyzing My Golf Game @ LaCantera Resort Course

Looking back now over all my years of playing golf, I wish I would have taken it a bit more serious.  Although there’s nothing I can do to control the past, I certainly can control the future and I can look forward to working on and improving my golf game in the years to come. […]

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 […]

Bethpage Black Sign

Phil Mickelson Has No Bucket List Golf Courses. What About You?

As an avid golfer, I undoubtedly have my own personal list of bucket list golf courses in which I strive to play before kicking it.  If you are an avid golfer like myself, then you likely have your own bucket list of golf destinations. If you’re Phil Mickelson though, there is no course on the […]

#ProjectBreak80: Analyzing My Golf Game @ TPC San Antonio

A few weeks ago, I made a new goal for myself to break 80 within the next 16 months.  That means by the end of 2015 I need to improve all areas of my golf game and begin to consistently break 80 each time I go out.  In my first post, I vowed to analyze […]


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. […]

Bridgestone College Hats

Bridgestone Kicks Off College Football Season With New Team Logo Caps

COVINGTON, GA — To celebrate the start of the 2014 college football season, Bridgestone Golf, the #1 Ball Fitter in Golf, announced today that it would begin offering collegiate team logo caps to complement its popular college team logo golf balls. The Bridgestone Collegiate Caps are constructed of 100% Washed Cotton Twill, and offer a relaxed […]


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 […]


#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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

FedEx Cup

Does the FedEx Cup Seem Like it Will Be Boring This Year?

Is it just me or does the PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoffs have a different feel this year?  What I mean by a “different feel” is that nobody seems to give a damn about it. Looking at the top-1o right now as we’re half-way through the Wyndham Championship, let’s hope we can get some fireworks […]

Dustin Johnson

So Dustin Johnson is a Coke Head… (Reportedly)

Come on, don’t lie. When you first heard about Dustin Johnson’s self-described “leave of absence” from professional golf for the remainder of 2014, what did you really think? Did you really think he was taking time off on his own to “improve my mental health and well-being?”  Or, did the “better equipped to fulfill my […]

Front9Back9 Golf Picks: Am I Stupid Enough to Pick Tiger Woods?

Well Tiger Woods is back.  Well, he’s back for at least Thursday and we’ll see how the weekend progresses I guess.  Who knows, he may be having more surgery by Friday. The Quicken Loans National kicks off tomorrow and Tiger Woods is healed enough to play and potentially get prepped to head to Royal Liverpool […]

Chip-In’s & Chunks: Bubba Wins Green Jacket and Big Names Miss Cut

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) Bubba Watson Wins His Second Green Jacket  I have to admit I was the first to say I didn’t think Bubba had […]

Is There a Better Sunday in all of Golf?

Ah yes.  Sunday at The Masters.  Is there a better Sunday in all of golf?  The azaleas are in full bloom, the golf course is perfect, and CBS Sports has somehow figured a way to put a microphone on the birds. There’s currently only 13 players under-par going into the final round.  All these guys […]

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 […]

Will We Ever See Another Double-Digit Major Winner in Golf History?

I know I am probably in the minority when I tell you I have not yet counted out Tiger Woods in his pursuit of breaking Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major championships.  Even with news coming out yesterday that surgery for a pinched-nerve will keep him out of the 2014 Masters, I am still not […]

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 […]

Chip-In’s & Chunks: An Aussie Wins, Pace of Play Sucks, and Phil WD’s

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) Steven Bowditch Wins Valero Texas Open Luckily it was a tough day for every golfer at TPC San Antonio on Sunday.  It’s […]

Day Four Volunteering at the Valero Texas Open

Sunday wrapped up another year of volunteering at the Valero Texas Open, and I have to admit, as of right now I don’t know if I will return next year for a third year.  Next year’s tournament is a long ways off so maybe I will change my mind by then, but we’ll wait and […]

My Solution for PGA Tour Pros Withdrawing in the Middle of a Round

I was on the 12th hole yesterday with my group of Trevor Immelman, Will MacKenzie and Josh Teater when I heard over the radio Phil Mickelson had withdrawn from the Valero Texas Open.  Something about a pulled oblique muscle was the initial reason being talked about over the radio.  Sure enough, word spread quickly around […]