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What’s the story Rory? | Mcilroy’s New Putter

Mcilroy’s new putter. It’s no secret that Rory has struggled to find a TaylorMade putter that suits. Maybe there just isn’t a substitute for the good aul Scotty Cameron.

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Let’s take an in-depth look at all of the equipment.

Mcilroy's new putter

“The Spider Tour Red delivers Tour-proven performance to every golfer. With perimeter weighting for added stability and a removed sightline to zero in the player’s focus, Spider Tour Red provides a stroke of confidence to help golfers drain more putts when they matter most.

Played by Jason Day and Dustin Johnson, the Pure Roll™ insert combines 45° grooves with a softer polymer to increase topspin and improve forward roll across varying surfaces – helping your ball start and stay on its intended line.”

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The Spider didn’t seem to take Rory’s fancy, although a lot of players seem to be putting well with it.

Mcilroy's new putter

So onto the TP Mullen

Mcilroy's new putterMcilroy's new putter Still no luck. So now it looks like it’s onto the TaylorMade TP Collection Soto. The quest to find Mcilroy’s Putter continues.

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Mcilroy’s new putter,

“CROMWELL, Conn. – With his third different putter in as many days, Rory McIlroy posted his best PGA Tour round of the season on Sunday at the Travelers Championship.

Following three difficult days on the greens at TPC River Highlands, McIlroy – who switched to a more traditional blade putter for the final round – finished on the plus side in strokes-gained putting on his way to a 64 that moved him to 6 under for the week.

“I couldn’t have done any worse than what I’ve done in the first three days. So I just wanted to mix it up and go back to something that looked a little more familiar,” McIlroy said. “That style of head or that head shape I’ve had the most success with. So I went back to that today to see if I could conjure up any good feelings and it felt pretty good.” Golf Channel

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Paige Spiranac Short Game Tips

“Short game is hands-down my favorite part of golf! In this video I talk about how I hit a bump and run, a short-sided downhill chip with spin, and of course a flop shot. There is SO much to talk about with short game so I’ll definitely be doing more.”

Epic Shane Lowry Best Shots Video

Take a look back at some of the best moments of Lowry’s career. Let’s hope he can take his good form in previous US Open’s and go on to win this year.

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Watch: US Open Hole by Hole Flyover

Get an in-depth look at every inch of the notorious Erin Hills, with this epic Erin Hills flyover.

Who do you think will win this week? Let’s hope Lowry can go one better and finish on top. Watch Shane Lowry best bits.

Erin Hills Flyover

Erin Hills Flyover

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Hole 1 

The opening hole skirts the wetland, with the fairway tilted from right to left towards it. This hole features the one green that is best approached along the ground. The cluster of bunkers dug into the right hillside some 50 yards from the green function, in effect, as greenside bunkers for those trying to reach the green in two.

Hole 2

The 2nd is a classic strategic hole where the player who is confident enough to venture towards the unseen (the left side of the fairway) is rewarded with a view of the green for his pitch. However, the smallest green on the course ensures that the challenge is far from over after a good tee shot.

Hole 3 

The first long par 4 on the course, the 3rd completes a varied opening trio of holes. The wetland on the left and bunkers challenge the tee shot, and the central bunker can deceive golfers into under-clubbing with the approach. Consider the different backdrops for the first three greens: the 1st green jutting out into a wetland, the 2nd green with the openness of the 3rd hole beyond and the 3rd green set against a hillside.

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During the week of June 12-18, 2017, the U.S. Open Championship will be contested in Wisconsin for the first time. The championship will welcome the world’s top players vying for the title that has been contested since 1895. The United States Golf Association will provide the ultimate, most comprehensive test in golf to identify the best of the best, with past champions including Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Wisconsin’s own Andy North and Tiger Woods.

The U.S. Open is played at iconic venues around the country, with 51 courses to date holding the distinction of U.S. Open site. Erin Hills will be the sixth public access course to host the championship (joining Pebble Beach, Pinehurst, Bethpage, Torrey Pines and Chambers Bay). More than 35,000 spectators are expected to attend each day, and more than 5,000 volunteers are needed (and those positions have already been filled). The championship will support the community through more than $130 million in anticipated economic impact.

The U.S. Open is considered one of the preeminent worldwide golf events, delivering the most memorable moments in golf history. The 2017 U.S. Open Championship, held on the grand stage of Erin Hills, will be its 117th playing. We are honored to welcome U.S. Open fans back to the Midwest, as we await Erin Hills’ moment to make history.

Amendoeira Golf Resort to Host Tour Championship | Watch video preview of course

Let’s take a look at the course.

The award-winning Amendoeira Golf Resort is located in central Algarve near the town of Silves and boasts two championship golf courses; the Oceânico Faldo Course, which will stage the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour Championship in association with GolfVillaRentals.com, and the Oceânico O’Connor Jnr Course.

Designed by Sir Nick Faldo with strategic play in mind, the Oceânico Faldo Course demands careful positioning to score well.

In a modern twist of a traditional recipe, cacti and wild herbs replace the role of Sunningdale’s heather, spartan Holm oaks and ancient olive trees take the place of a lush English woodland, and desert scrub bunkers of crushed limestone replace Berkshire’s sandy tracts in a golf course that revels in the classic principles of strategic play.

Only the top 60 golfers on the tour’s Race To Amendoeira after the final event of the regular season at Moor Allerton Golf Club qualify to play the Tour Championship.

The tournament will be filmed for a two-hour highlights package to air on Sky Sports in the UK in November, and on networks worldwide.

Christopher Howell, Chairman, Oceânico Group, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the PGA EuroPro Tour to stage the Race To Amendoeira finale and look forward to welcoming the rising stars of European golf to enjoy our outstanding facilities.

“As a leading golf destination, with world-class amenities and an unrivalled provision of luxurious on-site accommodation, Amendoeira is ideally positioned to stage top-level competitive golf and I know we will provide a unique experience for all competitors.”

Daniel Godding, Chief Executive of the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour, said: “We are thrilled to be able to bring our Tour Championship to the spectacular Amendoeira Golf Resort. The Faldo Course is not just one of the best in Portugal but one of the best in Europe, so it’s fitting that Europe’s elite young golfers will finish their PGA EuroPro Tour season there.

“For the first time our prize fund will hit £100,000 for this tournament and the Race To Amendoeira is sure to be the most intense it has ever been such is the quality of golf played on the PGA EuroPro Tour.”

Paul Jones, Former PGA EuroPro Tour Player and co-founder of GolfVillaRentals.com said: “GolfVillaRentals.com is delighted to be working alongside the PGA EuroPro Tour for the 2017 Race To Amendoeira and Tour Championship.

“To be associated with the world’s largest development tour and being able to help aspiring golf professionals achieve their goals and ambitions is something we are very passionate about. The opportunity to be able to directly help and influence is something that we are looking forward to over the course of the season and beyond.

“As the UK’s specialist provider of Villa and Apartment packages on golf courses across the globe, we are certain our tailored solutions and in-depth knowledge will prove an invaluable asset to not only up and coming golf professionals but golf lovers from every club in the country.”

Heroin courier got into €837k drugs deal to ‘pay golf fees’

“A man who was caught up in an €837,000 heroin deal told gardaí he got involved to make money to pay his golf fees.”

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Now that’s commitment to the game haha

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According to the Independent.ie “Michael Smallhorn (57) was to get paid €200 to act as a courier, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

A search of a Citroen car parked on the lane around the corner recovered 5.9 kilos of heroin.

After his arrest Smallhorn told gardaí that he was paid by an unidentified man to leave the keys for the Citroen on the wheel.

The man told him to go and have a cup of tea and in the meantime someone was going to come to the car, pop the boot and take something from it. He was told he would be paid €200 for this but he never got this money.

He said he wanted the money to pay his golf fees. Judge Pauline Codd said: “I’m having difficulty assessing his motivation in getting involved”.” – Irish Independent

5 ways to get yourself ready for the summer golf season

It’s that time of the year again!

Although it doesn’t seem like it with that weather out there.

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You’re already wondering where you left your summer golf clothes, your golf WhatsApp group has been set up and now you’re wondering what course to play next.

Whether you are visiting Ireland to play golf, or you just want to play somewhere different this summer. We have got some tips to help you get the most out of the summer golf season.

Get a Lesson 

Most people like to get out and play as often as possible, but in reality, you might not have played a lot during the winter. Now is a good time to get a lesson.

But be careful who you choose.

Plan Ahead 

Everyone knows that there is nothing worse than looking at pictures of a place and arriving to find its nothing like the photos that were taken in 1989 haha

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Solution…

Start by downloading the GolfBirdie app so you can browse some of the “Top golf courses” in Ireland and around the world. Watching a HD drone video to see if the course and facilities suit you.

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Get the right equipment 

Although it may be summer it can be very risky not bringing your rain gear with you at any time of the year in Ireland. It might also be time to upgrade your clubs to the latest technology to keep up with the game.

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Know the course before you play

When playing a new course it’s important to plan ahead and get to know the layout. Especially if there is money or pride on the line. View each hole the night before on the GolfBirdie App.  Each video has pro tips and local knowledge keeping you one step ahead of the competition.

So you don’t end up like this chap.

Get the best deal 

At the moment there are some amazing deals available all around Ireland.

For example, two green fees and a buggy €60 in Charlesland Golf Club, designed by Eddie Hacket. Click here to view offer. 

Also buying green fee vouchers is a great option because it doesn’t tie you down to a time and can be used all summer.

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Someone just shot +55 in US Open qualifying

Yes you read it right! 55 over par.

According to Lee McCoy, it was the guy playing in front of him.

127….. The only place for his clubs is in the bin.

He claims to play off 2.4. A bit like another bad golfer we all know.

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