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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

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 over the next four weeks: 1.)  Rory McIlroy - Hopefully we'll see Rory play all four events, but most … Continue Reading

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 potential and become a consistent champion" get you? If you're like me, … Continue Reading

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 in a few weeks to play his first major of the year. So am I stupid enough to pick … Continue Reading

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 are within 5-shots of the lead, which means anything can happen today and the green jacket is up for … Continue Reading

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 writing off his chances yet of winning four more majors to at least tie Nicklaus. It was the 2008 U.S. … Continue Reading

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Golf Stuff

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 […]

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 […]

Courtney Coleman

Who’s The Hottest Big Break Florida Contestant?

Big Break Florida kicks off tonight on Golf Channel and in true Big Break fashion, the producers of the show have again made sure to fill the new season with “easy-to-look-at-women.”  Is this sexist for me to write?  Probably.  Is most of the Big Break audience thinking the same thing?  Of course!  So if you […]

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Golf Equipment

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, […]

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 […]

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Golf Business

EWGA

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: 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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Golf Travel

TPCSanAntonio

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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Golf Courses

TPCSanAntonio

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

#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 […]

How Important is Golf Posture Throughout the Golf Swing?

Not only is golf posture important in your golf setup, but the consistency of golf posture throughout your golf swing is the secret to hitting the golf ball with consistency. Without consistent golf posture, you can not play consistent golf. Why is Golf Posture Important The primary spinal segments that rotate during your golf swing […]

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