We've all been there. You hit a great shot into the green, you're feeling good about yourself, but then you see the break your putt is going to take and you freak out a little bit.
It's OK. "Reading greens is a little bit of an art form," PGA Professional Rob Labritz told us. But, it's not an art form that you can't master by following some simple steps.
By T.J. Auclair
I have never enjoyed playing golf as much in my life as I do now.
And the funny thing is, I'm not nearly the player I was 15 years ago (if you consider someone who hovered just below a 10 handicap at his very best a "player"). My scores may be higher these days, but my love for golf is as strong as it's ever been.
Maybe I took it for granted when I was a teenager, being fortunate enough to play 36 holes per day in the summer months when I was out of school, or the year before my first child was born -- 2013 -- when I logged 70+ rounds, four of which came at the paradise that is Bandon Dunes.
Golf Channel’s Coverage of The Open Drives Record Viewership and Builds Upon 5 Straight Quarters of Year-over-Year Growth
Golf Channel Digital Streamed 58 Million Minutes during The Open, More Than Any Previous Quarter
The momentum Golf Channel has generated in 2016 continues with its most-watched July in the network’s 21-year history. July saw Golf Channel post its most-watched day ever and place as the No. 1 sports network during the network’s inaugural coverage of The Open, overall building upon five straight quarters of year-over-year growth. Ultimately, Golf Channel drew more than 16 million unique viewers in July (+17% vs. July ’15) – most-viewed month year-to-date – and had 17 programs average more than a half million viewers (+31% vs. July ’15, 116 programs +500k viewers YTD, +29% vs 2015 YTD). And Golf Channel continues to deliver the most-affluent audience in television in Total Day and Primetime, according to data released by The Nielsen Company.
COVINGTON, GA – the #1 ball-fitter in golf and a recognized industry innovator, announced today Angel Ilagan has joined the company and will assume the role of President and CEO.
Ilagan brings more than 30 years of experience as a strategic and results-oriented leader with a proven track record of developing and growing businesses. As President and CEO, he will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Bridgestone Golf's operations and growing its position in the marketplace. He will provide strategic leadership across all of the company's core business functions, including product planning, sales and marketing, customer operations, Bridgestone's industry-leading golf equipment production and more.
"I'm honored to join a category leader like Bridgestone Golf and build upon the tremendous affinity that customers in the golf world have for our brand," said Ilagan. "Bridgestone Golf is uniquely positioned both in product and technology to capitalize on the continued evolution of the marketplace and I couldn't be more excited about what lies ahead. I look forward to building on the company's strengths in technology, research and development, and manufacturing while leveraging my consumer product experience to grow the business in exciting ways."
I've been tasked with the impossible: Ranking golf's 9 greatest achievements, in order. How do you even do that?
Who is this schmuck to decide which is better than the other when just about any one of us would dine on a haggis-only diet everyday for the rest of our lives to have accomplished just one of them?
With the realization that ranking these achievements in an order all of us could agree on, is nearly as difficult as reaching just one of the feats that follow. As I run to take cover, here goes nothing...