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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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#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: TeeTimeHelper.com

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. TeeTimeHelper.com provides free tools to easily organize golf groups, invite golfers, and track RSVPs online. […]

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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 […]