Game Changers
May15

Game Changers

May 15, 2017 By Dave Wells   As you know, golf equipment, especially golf clubs, have a big impact on  golf scores. For that reason, my recent winter visit to Scottsdale, Arizona included many club fitting sessions. Why was I looking for new golf clubs? I had just bought a new driver last year and my irons had always done a pretty good job. At least I thought so, after shooting my age some 50 times. However, in the wonderful game...

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Golf’s Best Party Hole on the PGA Tour
Jan30

Golf’s Best Party Hole on the PGA Tour

The place to be – the 16th hole at 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open at the TPC – Scottsdale, Feb. 2 – 5 By Dave Wells                        The 16th hole at the TPC – Scottsdale’s Stadium Course has received plenty of recognition as the top party golf hole on the PGA Tour. This year’s tournament promises to add to the 16th hole’s reputation. In February, the TPC – Scottsdale will celebrate its 30th...

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West Coast Swing Starts Golf in 2016 and Scottsdale’s Included
Jan01

West Coast Swing Starts Golf in 2016 and Scottsdale’s Included

With January, 2016, upon us, let’s talk about golf and the ‘West Coast Swing’ as the PGA Tour goes west in January, actually starting in Hawaii. The “Swing” passes through Scottsdale in February and finishes in Pacific Palisades, California later that month. Some great golf courses will be showcased on your TV screen, so here are some personal experiences and historical facts about the West Coast golf...

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TaylorMade Metal Wood: Part 1. McHenry, a Special Place In The History Of Golf
Dec14

TaylorMade Metal Wood: Part 1. McHenry, a Special Place In The History Of Golf

Part 1. McHenry, a Special Place in the History of Golf This article will be published in two parts during the month of December 2015.  This is the first part. Editor It all started in McHenry, Illinois in 1979. It was in a 6,000 square foot building in McHenry, located 60 miles northwest of Chicago that Gary Adams created the TaylorMade Metal Wood. Adams was the son of an Illinois golf professional. He was working as a golf salesman...

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TaylorMade Metal Wood: Part 2. Becoming a Collector’s Item
Dec14

TaylorMade Metal Wood: Part 2. Becoming a Collector’s Item

Part 2. Becoming a Collector’s Item Continued from Part 1. McHenry, a Special Place in the History of Golf The club that I bought in McHenry Illinois, became a real collector’s item. On the bottom of the club are the words “Original One, 12 Loft, U.S.A.” On On top of the metal wood are the words “Pittsburg Persimmon” to differentiate the Metal Wood from the older Persimmon with a TayLite Shaft. A...

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