This week, we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the open championship more formally known as the British Open. With the completion of Thursdays round one some notables on top of the leader board include Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy and John Daily. Yes, for the first time in over 15 years, John Daily made it into the leader board and into the press room with an impressive six under par finish to the first round. With round two beginning at 4:30 local time the days forecast looks gloomy. With temperatures in the low 60’s and wind at a steady 26 mph, golfing is no easy task. Play is likely to be suspended until conditions become more favorable. After today’s round finishes, the cut looks to be around even par.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Three Wheel Golf Cart Models & Features
Linksman golf has recently added some new models to its' inventory. The new X12 Outback also includes a seat for those sometimes long waits in the fairway. Checkout the introductory video below:
Posted by Mike Blair at 7/12/2010 10:47:00 AM
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The 2010 travelers championship came to a close with a dramatic finish. Bubba Watson overcame a six stroke deficit on Sunday to force a playoff with Corey Pavin and Scott Verplank, then beat Scott Verplank with a par on the second playoff hole. Bubba Watsons comeback was the largest comeback on the tour since Padraig Harrington also came from six back to win the 2007 British Open.
Posted by Mike Blair at 6/29/2010 12:36:00 PM
Friday, June 25, 2010
The 2010 season is underway and it’s time to check out some new drivers offered from the top name manufacturers. Receintaly, I got a chance to demo some new drivers including the Taylor Made R9 tp. This club feels firm and has a nice sound off the face. It has the ability to change to a draw, neutral and a fade to tune your shot. Another new club that I was able to hit is the 2010 Cleveland Launcher. This club is super forgiving and has a huge sweet spot. The only downside is that the club head is a bit silly and misshapen. I was also able to try out the Titleist 909 D2. This club is most traditional in the 909. The D2 offers a 460cc, high performance titanium driver that produces mid launch with low to mid spin. This was one of the nicest drivers I have hit in a while. I would recommend going to your local clubs demo days and take advantage of hitting the new golf technology.
Posted by Mike Blair at 6/25/2010 09:39:00 AM
Thursday, June 24, 2010
It’s mid June and that means one thing for us nutmeggers. The Travelers Championship returns to Hartford for their annual stop on the PGA tour. The field this year is full of some notables including John Daily, Padraig Harrington and Bubba Watson. The tournament runs today all the way through to Sunday. A fan section is new for the 2010 season including putting contests, give-always and even a concert series. Fox 61 news out of Hartford is offering free admission for Friday afternoon. For other days admission will cost you around 30 dollars so defiantly take advantage of the free admission Friday.
Posted by Mike Blair at 6/24/2010 12:33:00 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Can you get a golf lesson via the Internet?... You can.In the past 6 months I have been really committed to running this golf company in such a way that my customers don’t’ just use our website to buy a golf item (But I won’t stop you) but the goal is really to provide other good information for golfers who crave it.
As I look outside to 10 inches of snow with sub zero temperatures this goal is still a work in progress. But I don’t do it all myself. We have a good team of folks that share in our passion for this crazy game. Check out some of the team...
To the point though. Can you go on the Internet and receive good instruction about the game of golf? The answer is yes, at least yes on our website you can. 4 months ago I got hooked on the game of tennis. I didn’t think anybody played tennis anymore until my wife decided to join an indoor tennis club for the winter to maintain our sanity during a long New England winter season (she is from Alabama so it feels even longer to her)I have become addicted to the game and couldn’t get enough information so I discovered video lessons on the web. I found them very helpful. Personally I think tennis is a much easier sport to play than golf (sorry if that offends anyone) but golf has too many moving parts making it a challenge for even the most talented athlete.
So a few months ago we introduced a series of video clips on various topics of the golf swing. I am sure if you have become hooked on golf you will enjoy our complimentary instructional videos.Check’em out and let us know what you think.
We have created several golf lesson videos for your review:
Posted by Mike Blair at 1/15/2009 11:16:00 PM
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I personally do not like to shop in a retail store or mall environment (unless I am really in the mood and I can spend someone else's money). I was however gifted by my in laws a gift certificate at a local mall which I could use at any one of the stores. Did you ever notice how malls are really not made for men? Did you ever notice how malls really sell mainly clothing? And also what happened to Abercrombie & Fitch? (All their clothes are ripped and the store smells like cologne) Well anyways I was able to spend most of the certificate in no time flat acquiring clothing and shoes I really do not need (they need more golf stores at malls) but I am sure I will look more presentable with the new threads which will make my wife happy.
This leads me to my original thought. Retail is really in trouble. I run a golf business that is primarily run online but at the same time I work closely with many retail golf stores across the country through our sister company called SwingemAgain Golf where we buy used, new, and demo golf equipment from retail golf shops that have excess inventory. My family started one of the original retail golf stores in the country (and expanding to 7 locations before they sold the business) at a time when the concept was new but the times sure have changed for this channel of sales. Retail golf stores are really having an identity crisis where they can’t compete on price versus the internet and they are struggling to understand what will attract their customers through the store and once in the store to make a purchase. The online world has simply become too attractive for most shoppers as the pricing is substantially lower, the convenience factor is an asset, and the experience of online shopping continues to become more enjoyable as the internet matures and websites have new selling tools.
My wife, Virginia, who is not an avid golfer but a good shopper has also embraced the online shopping experience in exchange for the time consuming shopping retail experience. Since the shopping experience online is so much easier this actually has become a small problem as she finds more stuff to buy than I do in the world. With 2 small children she seems to somehow have a UPS package arrive at the door once a day (quite a challenge for most)
Ironically with all the above said our business which is solely online has just opened a retail store. Our store experience though is not very traditional in the retail sense as we are in a 10,000 sq ft. warehouse that is not clean and has poor lighting but golfers just love it.
Check out the photo of our shop:
We have a few sister companies that work under our umbrella of golf businesses which makes this little golf shop a must stop/shop for all golfers as we offer pricing that is not seen in traditional retail, no pressure sales, and a true warehouse experience. Check out our recent on FOX61 news: The photos is of me with the Rick (The Fox News Guy)
Happy shopping to all.
Posted by Mike Blair at 1/03/2009 02:15:00 PM