Wednesday, 28 August 2013

How to Repair a Broken Golf Shaft a Simple Solution

After a simple knock a golf club shaft can easily snap into 2 pieces. Simply hitting a tree on the follow through golf swing is enough to render most golf clubs obsolete sending the shaft splintering into several pieces. This applies for both Steel Shaft and Carbon Graphite shafts so don’t think your club can survive depending upon its construction material.

I managed to break my trusted Jack Nicklaus Polarity Hi-CT 7 Iron this weekend just gone, by simply punching my golf ball out from the side of a small 3 meter tree. Being aware of the problems a tree and golf club combination can produce I had in my mind to gently punch the ball out form an almost impossible lie, the punch shot resulting in the ball traveling 5 to 6 meters back onto the fairway giving myself a though but doable 3rd shot onto the green.

My back swing was very gentle and simple with no great momentum, I only had to dink the ball a few meters after all! Then SNAP lifting the club up after the shot I felt strange physics upon my shaft and handle. The club had snapped right in the middle, with the 2 pieces dangling on a single thread of steel – to my amazement I showed my golfing partners and they were as surprised as I was.

The solution to fixing my golf club shaft is to take it to my local pro shop in Rivenhall Oaks Golf Club and get it re-shafted and re-gripped. I’ll keep you posted upon the outcome.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

European Tour 2013 Golf


As the European Tour 2013 gets under way it’ll be interesting to see who can win the competitions likely to bring vast wealth and fame. 


The next competition in May at Binhai Lake in China looks likely to be dominated by Chinese golf players. The Volvo China Open starts on the 2nd of May with the final round on the 5th.
The second great competition in the European Tour looks likely to be set at the BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP on the 23rd of May.

Following on from the British side another great event is the US Open Championship (expect some hot betting tips on who will win this to follow soon). This prestigious golfing event will start on the 13th of June 2013 and will feature the world’s top players.
All in all the European tour looks in 2013 looks likely to see changes to the world’s best golfer as players jostle for the penultimate spot.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Golf Competitions 2013 Calendar of Events


With the start of 2013 the year of annual golf competitions looks set to cause a few ripples as players jostle for world number 1 status. We have the US Open as well as the Ryder Cup to feature state-side. In addition the English Open looks likely to provide some amazing golf sensations as the world’s best golfers complete at Murifield. 

Setting dates in your golfing calendar will ensure you stay abreast of betting times and watching your best player or country with the enthusiasm they deserve. Below you’ll find the times and dates of golf competitions of 2013 to 2014 and all the way up-to 2016.

Set your dates for Augusta 2014 to ensure you one step ahead of the pack!
2016
145th
Royal Troon, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Dates TBC
2015
144th
Old Course St Andrews, Fife, Scotland
July 16-19
2014
143rd
Royal Liverpool, Hoylake, England
July 17-20
2013
142nd
Muirfield, Gullane, Scotland
July 18-21







2020
120th
Winged Foot, NY, USA
June 18-21
2019
119th
Pebble Beach Golf Links, CA, USA
June 13-16
2018
118th
Shinnecock Hills, NY, USA
June 14-17
2017
117th
Erin Hills, Erin, WI, USA
June 15-18
2016
116th
Oakmont CC, Oakmont, PA, USA
June 16-19
2015
115th
Chambers Bay, Washington, USA
June 18-21
2014
114th
Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, NC, USA
June 12-15
2013
113th
Merion, Ardmore, PA, USA
June 13-16

2018
100th
Bellerive CC, St Louis, MO, USA

2017
99th
Quail Hollow, Charlotte, NC, USA

2016
98th
Baltusrol, Springfield,. NJ, USA

2015
97th
Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI, USA

2014
96th
Valhalla GC, Louisville, KY, USA

2013
95th
Oak Hill CC, Pittsford, NY, USA
August 8-11

2016
80th
Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA, US
April 4-10
2015
79th
Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA, US
April 6-12
2014
78th
Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA, US
April 7-13
2013
77th
Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA, US
April 8-14

2020
43rd
Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, WI, USA

2018
42nd
Le Golf National, Versailles, France

2016
41st
Hazeltine National, Chaska, MN, USA

2014
40th
Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Scotland
September 26-28

2019
16th


2017
15th


2015
14th
St Leon-Rot, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany
Dates TBC
2013
13th
Colorado Golf Club, Parker, CO, USA
August 13-18

2017
122nd


2016
121st


2015
120th
Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus, Scotland
Dates TBC
2014
119th
Royal Portrush, County Antrim, N. Ireland
Dates TBC
2013
118th
Royal Cinque Ports, Deal, Kent, England
June 17-22

2018
118th
Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
August 13–19
2017
117th
Riviera CC, Pacific Palisades, California
August 14–20
2016
116th
Oakland Hills CC, South Course Bloomfield Township, Michigan
August 15–21
2015
115th
Olympia Fields CC, North Course, Olympia Fields, Illinois
August 17–23
2014
114th
Atlanta Athletic Club, Highlands Course, Johns Creek, Georgia
August 11–17
2013
113th
The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts
August 12–18

2019
47th


2017
46th
Los Angeles CC, CA, USA
Dates TBC
2015
45th
Royal Lytham & St Annes, Lancashire, England
September 12-13
2013
44th
National Golf Links of America, Southampton,
NY, USA
September 7-8

The Curtis Cup
2020
41st


2018
40th


2016
39th
Dun Laoghaire GC, County Wicklow, Ireland
Dates TBC
2014
38th
St. Louis CC, St Louis, Missouri, USA
Dates TBC

Omega Mission Hills World Cup
2015
58th
Mission Hills, China
November
2013
57th
Mission Hills, China
November

The Oympic Games
2016
31st
Venue TBC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 5-21