NEW YORK, NY – Move over Pro bowl, horrible NHL All-Star goal fest, and no-D NBA all-star crapfest. Step aside soccer exhibition matches, one-on-one celebrity poker tournaments, and pretty much the entire Olympics. Golf has decided it wants in on the all-star game phenomena.
This week, to coincide with the MLB’s midsummer classic, the USGA announced that it too will hold an ‘All-Star’ event, perhaps as early as 2020.
Officials stated their need for the decade long delay, to work out the kinks in the system, but most expert analysts, and Jim Nantz, believe golf will follow the baseball format.  Meaning: Players will be selected by flawed fan voting; the game will be played in the middle of a season to maximize player schedule disruption; there will be some sort of skills event (think putt putt, longest drive, and a ‘fan-interactive’ club toss); and players will be forced to wear stupid uniforms signifying the event.
Said one pro, “I think it’s great.  It will be so unlike the regular tour.  Instead of the best 120 golfers competing each weekend, this will take the best 100-120 golfers, and have them compete over a weekend.  But individually.”
True.  Unlike majors, where major titles, legacies, and reputations are made, a ‘Golf All-Star Event’, will allow the players to play for something they can’t get at regular events, majors, skins games, or charity pro-ams.  This will be an ‘All-Star’ tournament, mostly because it’ll say ‘All-Star’ on the trophy.
Said John Daly, “As long as there’s a Hooters nearby, I’m in”.  Then he continued, “Actually I’ll take a 7-11 if the beer is cold and they smell smokes.’” (can you say lock for fan-vote champion?).
Who knows, if successful, maybe tennis and boxing will follow suit.  This writer doesn’t just believe we ‘should’ have ‘All-Star’ Golf.  We need ‘All-Star’ Golf.  Hey, if the WNBA can have one, why not golf?
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  1. I have just got this down, not that it works with every drive but as a golfer you know every stroke is never the same. When I take the club back I take my front foot a bit off the ground (I know this is not proper golf ettiquite for a drive), when I bring the club forward I shift my weight from one leg to the other. Very similar to how you would swing a bat at a ball. You keep the same grip and the same swing the only difference is the movement of your body. Most important is to keep your eye on the ball and consciencously know where the club face is going to hit the ball. I was getting about 170 on my drives and I am female, if I hit it right with this method I can hit 200 and it feels great. I bought the practice balls and spent some time on the range before I tried this on the course, as some went about 2 feet off the tee because it alters your down swing.

  2. Ladies clubs are good but maybe not strong enough for a young boy. Buy a used womens set so when he gets bigger and they dont fit yoiu dont have to buy a whole new set. You can get a mens set and have them custom fitted and they can cut the clubs down but thats really expensive and then you have to buy another set when he outgrows that one. You can buy a set big for him but the most he should have to choke down is about 2 inches any lnger than that will be hard and the clubs will be heavier.

  3. If you take your clubs, make sure you have head covers on your irons and woods. Or at least the faces of your irons are not rubbing against each other. Makes sure you have a good cover for your whole bag and clubs. Wheeled travel covers would probably be better.Gads for one day, if it is not a big hassle carrying them. Take them, Depends on your adaptability for new clubs. If you are adventurous you might rent. If it is not so nice a club then they might not have good rentals.


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