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Arnold Palmer Invitational – Preview

With less than four weeks to go until the Masters begins, we turn our attention to the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and attempt to pick a winner. Due to it’s opportune scheduling right in the thick of the Masters build-up, along with the influence of “The King” himself, the Arnold Palmer Invitational plays host this week to the world’s top five players, …

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Sports Startup Of The Week: SimplyGolf

This week’s sports startup is SimplyGolf – the Irish company turning golfing lessons into an on-demand service.  We are undoubtedly living in an age of huge disruption. Smartphones are changing everything from what we watch, how we work out and even how we get from A to B. ‘On-demand’ appears to be the future for many services and one Irish company has …

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Managing Expectations As The World’s Number One Golfer

Rory McIlroy has missed the cut at the Honda Classic. His poor performance at his first PGA Tour event of 2015 has shocked the golfing world. Or has it? Golfing experts have crowned Rory McIlroy as the undisputed number 1 professional golfer and by all accounts they are correct. They have anointed him as the next saviour of golf. With the coronation …

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WATCH: So That’s Why Golf Balls Have Dimples

Think a golf ball without dimples goes further? WRONG!   Nick Nardacci, Senior Project Manager of Aerodynamics at Titleist (a job that likely sounds more exciting than it is) explains exactly why Golf balls are dimpled. The video goes on to explain what happens when a Golf ball has no dimples or is only half covered in dimples. After watching …

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Rory Recruiting For Irish Open 2015

The list of world-class golfers having comitted to the 2015 Irish Open is growing by the day and huge credit is due to Rory McIlroy and ‘The Rory Foundation’, hosts of this year’s event at Royal County Down, May 28-31.   This year’s tournament will feature some of the best-known golfers on the world stage. Former world number one, Lee Westwood …

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WATCH: Happy Anniversary Happy Gilmore

On this date in 1996, every young sports fan’s favourite comedy arrived on our screens; Happy Gilmore. Adam Sandler starred as Happy Gilmore, the unorthodox people’s favourite on the golfing pro tour. It was a film we could all relate to: achieving our dreams in sport, helping the ones we love, and that eternal dilemma of what to do when …

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G-Mac To Win The Open Championship In 2015

The 2015 Open Championship is returning to the home of golf. St. Andrews will once again host this prestigious event as golfers from around the world compete for the Claret Jug. This year, an unlikely winner will be holding the famous trophy on late Sunday afternoon. Graeme McDowell, affectionately known as G-Mac, will slay all challengers at The Open to claim his …

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Rory McIlroy and Horizon’s Epic Court Battle Lasts Two Days

Billed as an eight-week mammoth legal battle. Just 48 hours in to proceedings Rory McIlroy and Horizon have settled the case.    So what was the issue? For anyone who is not familiar with the ins and outs of the case, it centres upon a contract drawn up in 2011 between Rory McIlroy and Horizon Sports, which detailed an agreement …

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Look Out Golfing World – Tiger Woods Is Back!

After ten months of rehab, Tiger Woods is set to return to professional golf. But how will the former world number one perform? The Grateful Golfer discusses.   The 2014 golf season can only be summed up as extremely disappointing for Woods. Still ranked 43rd in the world, he has much to prove to the golfing world. Woods’ announcement on …

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The World Golf Tour

Golf continues to expand throughout the world at an alarming rate. No longer considered a game for the rich, golf is gaining tremendous appeal with the masses. Some historians suggest golf’s origins are traced back to the 13th century where the Dutch made mention of a game with a stick and ball. However, most agree that modern golf is actually of …

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Who to Watch in Professional Golf – 2015

The New Guard in Golf are skilled, respectful and gentlemen. 2015 is their year.    The new year marks the start of the 2015 golf season. For golfing enthusiasts, golf season never really ends. The wrap around season ensures professional golf never really takes a break. But, for everyone else, the 2015 golf season is just starting. 2014 was a …

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VIDEO: The Lord of Back Garden Golf

Bingo, Bango, Bongo! When it comes to back garden golf we defy anyone to show us they’re better than this lad. Sent into Pundit Arena we can confirm that there were a few “oohs and ahs” as this one went round the office. This incredible collection of chip shots really gets better as it goes on… keep a special eye …

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The End Of A Great Golfing Year

The Grateful Golfer reflects on 2014 and those who made it a special year for golf fans. As 2014 comes to a close, it is easy to reflect on the great moments of golf. There were so many to choose from and no matter how a list is made, something will be forgotten. This year saw the highest of highs …

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Golf News: Watson On Your Finger Bubba?

Bubba Watson has shown his commitment to not only his wife but his profession by getting a $60 tattoo on his left ring finger. Watson apparently doesn’t like to play with his wedding ring on for comfort reasons so he decided to have his wife’s name tattooed to show his affection. For his 10-year wedding anniversary, Bubba Watson got this tattoo. …

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Golf News: Old Lions, New Life

The Old Lions of golf are not ready to give up their crown. They refuse to quietly fade away and let the young up-starts take over. This week proves that some of the more experienced players are still plying their skills and winning. For the first time since 2010, Padraig Harrington won a professional golf tournament. Ending the drought, he …

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Social Media & The Rising Stars of Golf 

The Grateful Golfer looks at the importance of social media in marketing the young stars of modern golf. Professional golf is attracting great players from around the world. The draw of the ‘life of a jet setter’ is appealing, as well as the very large ‘purses’ up for grabs each week. For years the European and PGA Tours led the golfing world …

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