2016 Roundup

This year has been one to remember in the golf industry. It’s definitely had it’s ups and downs. Let’s take a look back at some of the biggest moments that shaped the game in 2016.

 

Tiger Woods Comeback- It was a roller-coaster return for Tiger. Even though he finished 15th in a 17-man competition, he made more birdies in the Bahamas than anyone else. It’ll be interesting to continue to assess his play during this process. What do you think 2017 has in store for the beloved Tiger Woods? 

Olympics return- After a 112-year absence, Golf officially returned to the Olympic stage in 2016. After a hard fought battle on the men’s side, Justin Rose of Great Britain came out on top by two shots to take home the gold. Henrick Stenson garnered a silver medal while Matt Kuchar of the US earned himself a bronze medal. On the women’s side, South Korea’s Inbee Park ran away with the gold leaving Lydia Ko of Japan and Shanshan Feng of China to take home silver and bronze.
Danny Willett: Danny Willett’s Master’s victory was one of the biggest highlights of the year.  In only his second Masters appearance, Willett became the first Englishman to win the tournament since Nick Fado won in 1995. As Derek Lawrenson from The Daily Mail said, “The story of the man who celebrated the birth of his first child one week and turned up and won a green jacket the next is one of those that explains why we love sport.”
Arnold Palmer- His was a life well played. The King of our sport. “If it wasn’t for Arnold, golf wouldn’t be as popular as it is today,” says Tiger Woods. Quite simply, Arnold made golf cool. The seven-time major winner holds a permanent place in our hearts and his impact on the game will be felt for eternity.
2016 has definitely  been one for the books. What do you think is in store for the golf world in 2017? Do you think Rory McIlroy will win the masters and complete his career grand slam? Will Tiger’s comeback be as great as we all hope? Who’ll be the tour’s Rookie of The Year? Let us know!
December 23, 2016 by Bon Koo

3 Ways To Use Golf As Your Holiday Stress Relief

Feeling stressed about the Holiday Season? Bogged down with a to-do list a mile long? Between getting gifts for family and loved ones, holiday party obligations, and dealing with the overall hustle and bustle of the season, consider relieving that stress by playing a little golf! Here are a few ways that you can get some stress relief from golf no matter where you are!

 

  1. Turn the stress into bliss by taking yourself and the family out for a fun outing at your local driving range or even take on a 9-hole course. A family round of golf will work wonders for your mood and increase your overall happiness during this time of year. Take in the fresh air and focus your attention on that little white ball. You’d be surprised at how something so simple can alleviate your worries for a little while.

          

          photo credit: http://www.wildernessresort.com/

 

  1. When you live in a cold climate, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to put the clubs away and wait out the winter months. So if you live in a climate that makes it virtually impossible to get out to the green, try indoor golf! It’s a unique and fun way to get out of the house and do what you love. Take it a step further and try glow in the dark mini golf. We don’t have to explain the benefits of this do we? Didn’t think so.  (JournalTimes.com)

 

  1. Improve your putting game no matter where you are. Anything from grabbing a synthetic matt with an actual hole to using an old coffee mug will make you a better putter. Or at least make you think you’re a better putter. That’s still something, right?      

It’s been proven that golf will work wonders for your mood and increase your overall happiness during this time of year. Don’t worry about shanking, don’t worry about the score. All you have to do is focus on the quality time spent on your game and with your loved ones as you get away from the marathon season we call the holidays.

 

 

 

December 09, 2016 by Bon Koo