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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 PGATour.com 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 […]

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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 […]

AP golf writer Doug Ferguson Tweeting about WGC Match Play in Austin.

WGC Match Play Heading to Austin Country Club in 2016?

I couldn’t help but get excited yesterday afternoon when several reports came out saying the WGC Match Play will be heading to Austin Country Club starting in 2016, with several of these reports saying Austin will be the host for at least two years. I’m a born and raised Texan, so anytime there’s news about […]

Valero Texas Open Announces Big Name Player Commitments

The Valero Texas Open is just about a month away and already some big name players have committed to teeing it up in my hometown this year. First, Phil Mickelson has decided to give TPC San Antonio another chance after pulling a muscle last year and withdrawing from the tournament in the third round.  I’ve […]

Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: The Honda Classic

It’s time to turn over a new leaf and start to take my fantasy golf picks to the next level.  What does that mean?  I really don’t know.  All I know is I need to pick the winner in every tournament for the rest of the year so I can make a move to the […]

Dirty Larry Golf

Golf Training Aid Review: The Navigator by Dirty Larry Golf

I must admit, I am a stats geek when it comes to my golf game.  I track my golf stats for every round and I even chart them out.  (It’s fine, make fun of me now.)  For most of my rounds, I track three main categories; fairways hit, greens in regulation and number of putts. […]

Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: Northern Trust Open

Our fantasy golf picks take us to famed Riviera Country Club this week for the the Northern Trust Open.  It’s the last event of the “west coast swing” and next week the fellas will be teeing it up in Florida. I had a good set of horses for my fantasy picks last week at the AT&T Pebble […]

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LACOSTE Signs a New Partnership With Alexander Levy

Press Release: Paris, February 9th 2015 LACOSTE is pleased to announce the signature of a new partnership with golfer Alexander Levy. The Franco- American player, aged 24, has become one of the LACOSTE ambassadors on and off the golf course. He was also chosen to represent the new golf collection of the brand. After a […]

Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

We’re back again this week for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and it’s officially turned into a fight to not come in last place in fantasy golf.  Let’s just say my fantasy golf picks have been straight crap lately. Last week, at the Farmer’s Insurance Open, my fantasy golf picks consisted of three players […]

Church of Golf

Golf Book Review: Church of Golf: A Novel of Second Chances

If you are a golf writer and would like me to complete a golf book review for one of your books, please reach out to me and I’d love to talk. As golfers, we’re all familiar with the successes and failures this great game brings to us.  We also know how humbling the game can […]

Top PGA Storylines For 2015

This is a guest post by Kevin Gannon, a freelance writer with a love for all things sports (especially golf). With the New Year having finally arrived, golf fans will turn their attention toward a new campaign, even if the PGA’s official schedule follows a wrap-around format that connects the years. Most still judge players […]

Front9Back9 Fantasy Golf Picks: Farmers Insurance Open

Well I have not been faring all too well with my fantasy golf picks recently.  Last week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, I only  managed to score 174 points, good enough to drop again in the league standings. With my team of Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Hunter Mahan they managed to […]

Loudmouth "Dixie"

Loudmouth Golf Ready to Release its Spring 2015 Collection

I know you’re familiar with Loudmouth Golf.  They’re the apparel company who made bold and colorful apparel patterns cool on the golf course.  And yes, they’re the same company who has outfitted John Daly for so many years on the PGA Tour. Don’t take my word for it, here’s the press release for the latest […]

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Is Honesty and Integrity in Golf Even Relevant Anymore?

Before we get real deep into the article today, let’s start by taking a look at the Nine Core Values from The First Tee: Honesty Integrity Sportsmanship Respect Confidence Responsibility Perseverance Courtesy Judgement You might be wondering why I started with these Nine Core Values as taught by The First Tee.  Well first off, they […]

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 […]