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Known Facts:

Pebble Beach – the mention of these two words are sweet music to golfers around the world and the mention of a US Open further conjures thoughts of class, elegance, and excitement for these premier events.

For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous US Open trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.

The 17-Mile drive is a bucket list item.

The World Golf Hall of Fame is a pinnacle of achievement and acknowledgment for golfers and the golf industry. The Sunset Center in Carmel-By-The-Sea was the venue.

Now combine Pebble Beach, US Open and add in a World Golf Hall of Fame induction and voila, you have the hardest ticket in town, no country, to find.

Receiving an invitation by an inductee, Retief Goosen, together with press credentials and player support credentials, is an honor and a privilege.

This year the fabled course on the Monterey Peninsula, celebrated its centennial. Pebble Beach has hosted five previous U.S. Opens, four U.S. Amateurs and two U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships.

Pebbl­e Beach will also host the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and 2027 U.S. Open Championship again.

Shown below, the class of 2019 inductees were Peggy Kirk Bell – Lifetime Achievement Category, Retief Goosen – Male Competitor Category, Billy Payne – Lifetime Achievement Group, Jan Stephenson – Female Competitor Category, and Dennis Walters – Lifetime Achievement Category.

The induction is now every other year and coincides with big golf events — the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in this case. There were 28 Hall of Fame members in the audience, many of them U.S. Open champions who were honored at a dinner later that week.

The induction brings the World Golf Hall of Fame to 160 members. The final selection is by a 16-member panel, the majority golf administrators. Image from PebbleBeach.com

Highlights of the induction ceremony were comments by the inductees, such as those by Retief Goosen regarding his lightning strike incident, “The lightning sparked something in me,” Goosen said with a wry smile.

Dennis Walters quipped – “Can you believe I’m in the World Golf Hall of Fame before Tiger Woods?”

Jan Stephenson was part of what she described as “the most competitive and colorful era” for the LPGA Tour, and several others from her generation — from Beth Daniel to Meg Mallon, from Juli Inkster to Pat Bradley — are in the Hall of Fame and watched from the audience.

Peggy Kirk Bell was the only posthumous inductee from this year’s class.

From Billy Payne, past chairman of Augusta National Golf Club, “Unlike all of my fellow inductees, I know that I am the outlier here tonight,” Payne said. “So let’s be clear. It is Augusta National Golf Club that is being honored here tonight. It is the celebration of our efforts to help grow the game.”

Kudos need to be attributed to the USGA. Unlike previous US Opens, criticism was non-existent this year, rather compliments were the order of the day.

Having been to numerous US Opens, as both an instructor and media member, this year the total setup, from the course itself, spectator access to the course and parking availability, to the practice range and practice putting greens, to the administration and player compounds, were all exceptionally user friendly. This was one of the best organized tournaments I have personally attended.

Saying the tournament itself was exciting, would be an understatement. Locked in a back-nine duel with two-time defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, Gary Woodland pulled away with a trio of heroic shots to win his first Major.

My next article will be from the British Open and a weeklong visit to Ireland to play some golf.

Barry Lotz, J.D., Ph.D. is the director of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America. Visit www/facebook.com/PGTAA to see all the latest mental strategies and equipment reviews. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and serves both as a Consultant and Mediator to the golf industry. He is also the author of numerous books, including “333 Best Web Sites for Golfers” and his previous book, “How to Build Business Relationships through Golf”, is still considered the primary reference for golf businesses. His latest book, “The Right Mind for Golf”, is now in its 9th reprint is available on Amazon and at the Torrey Pines golf course. He also has as many as 14 PGA Tour members availing themselves to his mental coaching and putting advice.
He can be reached at drlotz@cbsgolf.net

 

  1. Bloodline Golf Vale Putter – www.bloodlinegolf.com
  2. Callaway Epic Max Star Driver and Apex UW Utility Wood – www.callawaygolf.com
  3. Cleveland CBX ZipCore Wedges – www.clevelandgolf.com
  4. FootJoy Thermal Performance Full Zip Vest – www.footjoy.com
  5. Graphite Design’s Tour AD IZ shafts -   www.prochoicegolfshafts.com
  6. JumboMax Golf Grips - JumboMax.com
  7. Odyssey 2-Ball Ten, Triple Track Ten – www.odysseygolf.com
  8. Sacks Parente Series 18 Cavity Back Flange Blade Putter - www.sacksparente.com
  9. Sqairz Golf Shoes – www.sqairz.com
  10. Tour Edge Exotics Pro 721 Drivers & C721 Fairway Woods – www.touredgegolf.com

 

Golf Equipment Reviews Sheets & Eats

Whisker Shoe Laces

Really? Yes indeed.


 
Whiskers Enters U.S. Golf Market with Array of Color Pops, Cool Patterns on Shoelaces
 
Whiskers has launched men’s and women’s premium golf-specific shoelaces in nearly 20 color pops and unique patterns, expanding beyond its immensely popular bespoke laces for sneakers, casual and dress shoes, and boots.
The Made-in-the-USA golf laces coordinate in style and color with famous golf footwear and apparel brands as well as palettes of college and professional sports teams.  Made of ultra-durable poly-nylon tech weave with high-grade aglets, they are available in classic and athletic profiles, flat and oval shapes, and 30- to 45-inch lengths.  Best sellers include navy and light blue, orange and white, berry and black, green and blue, and purple and pink.  A pair is $15 and a set of five is $60.
The company’s entry into the $84B golf economy is timely and massive.  Through August 2021, golf rounds are up 11.3% over 2020, with millennials – who especially relish self-expression – representing one of the fastest growing golf segments.  Sales of golf equipment, apparel and accessories rose 37% over the same 12-month period.
Golf style trends also align with the company’s mission to create a Whiskers “movement” and its vision to become the world’s most iconic, inspirational, aspirational and ubiquitous premium golf lace and accent brand.  Golfers are paying more attention to how they look, supported by a new crop of young, causal Tour players and influencers injecting tremendous fashion energy into the golf landscape.  Easing of traditional dress codes at country clubs also contributes to Whiskers’ market opportunity. $39.99 as shown.

In addition to a robust e-commerce business, programs underway include a seamless ordering portal for golf shops; special edition socks around major tournaments and other events; presence on the feet of PGA and LPGA Tour players; and collaborations with golf footwear and apparel brands.
The brand is uber-popular as evidenced by rave reviews from major fashion and lifestyle media, as well as customer testimonials.  Widely recognized as a “here-to-stay trend,” Whiskers’ laces are becoming collectors’ items and are available on scores of websites, select specialty shops and at www.whiskerslaces.com.

Make Winter time Productive For Your Golf Game

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If you live in an area where winter means cold temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and wind, your golf game may be tucked safely in the back of your mind.

While that’s understandable it is still a time to prepare for when the weather takes a turn for the better.

Here are some suggestions on how to make your winter productive for your game...

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This Month’s Featured Web Site Featured Golf School

 

If you thought the Orient Express was high class, then you will love Rovos Rail. Recapture the romance and atmosphere of a bygone era as you step aboard our reconditioned wood-paneled coaches and enjoy fine cuisine in five-star luxury. Golf safaris are also available

www.rovos.com

Professional Golf Teachers Association

PGTAA graduates have access to positions as golf teaching professionals including head professionals at

both private and public country clubs, golf schools, driving ranges, golf learning centers, indoor facilities, high schools and college coaches. Custom club makers have added golf teaching as a new dimension to their businesses. Graduates can also expect to hold positions as managers of both public and private golf facilities within the US and internationally.

A magazine’s review of the PGTAA

 

Instruction Area Gof Tips and Tricks

Having problems with your swing? – Fix your slice! by Johnny Miller

I recently was examining swing sequences of some of the greatest players in history. Knowing that some of these players favored a draw as their standard shot while others preferred a fade, I sought to identify swing features within each group that would explain their respective ball-flight tendencies. Something profound emerged that I think will benefit all golfers, especially those cursed with a wicked slice.

What I found was this: Virtually every accomplished fader of the ball–from Jack Nicklaus to Tiger Woods–displayed a straight left arm at the top of the backswing. Conversely, those who preferred a draw–players like Arnold Palmer and Bobby Jones–maintained a slight bend at the elbow.

This discovery is great news for most slicers, as they tend to do by accident what intentional faders do on purpose. In this article I’ll explain why the dynamic works, and how a simple swing change will make a powerful draw your standard shot.

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This area of golfindustryonline.com is designed to help everyone improve their golf game, pros and novices alike. Here our two Pro’s, Geoff Greig and Mark Immelman, explore different aspects of the golf swing and game improvement techniques.

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