by Robert Bicknell This has long been a problem for the USGA / R&A, but it’s not the average players making the complaint, nor is it the Tour professionals. Rolling back the ball seems more like a solution in search of a problem than anything else. When queried, the overwhelming response by the average recreational player in general is that they are happy with things the way they are and the USGA / R&A should leave it the hell alone. In a recent study, MyGolfSpy asked players a lot of questions and the overwhelming answer was what was just reported above. In fact, what surprised me was that most players attributed to increased distance to “improved fitness” as well as “improved techniques” rather than equipment modifications and that got me to thinking… which is dangerous. As I have mentioned in previous columns, I will use my own experiences for reference… First of all, I am now 60-years old, and when I was young (read: 16-26 … [Read more...] about Does the golf ball go too far?
Rolling green golf course
Vinpearl Golf Nam Hoi Anis designed in the golf link style and is located in the five-star Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An. There is a wide variety of golf holes, with a pleasant mix of long and short Par 3’s, Par 4’s and Par 5’s, including two drivable Par 4 holes, one on each Nine. The large fairways have plenty of width, so golfers of all skill levels will enjoy their rounds of golf on the gently rolling greens. Vietnamese golfers will need to have a tactical game to match their skills if they are to secure a win at Vinpearl WAGC Viet Nam 2018. Vinpearl Golf Nam Hoi An boasts stunning natural scenery with diverse flora and fauna. Vinpearl Golf Nam Hoi An has a length of 7,224 yards and was designed by IMG Worldwide. The clubhouse and locker rooms are modern and sophisticated, providing the height of luxury with five-star facilities. A complex of bar and restaurants with a panoramic view of the golf course lets visitors choose from a wide range of … [Read more...] about Relax in style at the stunning Vinpearl Golf Nam Hoi An
Nakul, Mars roll to lead at Mercedes-Benz Championship (16-11-2007) Schwing: Huynh Van Son started the day sharing the lead with Nakul and Pucay. The hometown fave carded a 74 yesterday, two off the pace at the Viet NamGolf & Country Club’s Mercedes-Benz Championship. — VNS Photo HCM City — Thailand’s up-and-coming golfer Nakul Vichitryuthasastr and Mars Pucay from the Philippines shared the lead halfway through the US$50,000 Mercedes-Benz Championship Viet Nam yesterday. Nakul carded a one-under-par 71, the joint best round of the day, and Pucay a 72 to move in front with a three-under-par 141. Vietnamese amateur Huynh Van Son, who started the day sharing the lead with Nakul and Pucay, came in with a 74 and is two off the lead at the Viet Nam Golf&Country Club outside of HCM City. Nakul has been a regular feature on the leaderboards on this year’s ASEAN Golf Tour, which launched in September to provide more playing opportunities for … [Read more...] about Nakul, Mars roll to lead at Mercedes-Benz Championship
Scott Piercy plays his shot on the 13th hole during round one of the Safeway Open at the North Course of the Silverado Resort and Spa on October 13 in Napa, California. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News Golf LOS ANGELES — Scott Piercy launched the US PGA Tour’s 2016-17 season with a bang on Thursday, firing a 10-under par 62 to take a two-shot lead early in the first round of the Safeway Open. Piercy rolled in 12 birdies with two bogeys en route to a course record at the Silverado Resort in Napa, California. "Oh man, I think I made more feet of putts than I did all last season," the American said. "We’ve been working on the putter a lot and trying to get some things figured out. Today was a good start off to the season, a good start to give me some confidence with the putter." Piercy said it was the putter that let him down as he missed the Tour Championship – the finale of the 2015-16 season in September, as well as the Ryder Cup. "I just missed getting … [Read more...] about Piercy sets course record to seize Safeway Open lead
Ba Na Hills Golf Club (Ba Na Hills GC) will feature 18 tour-caliber holes at the foot of a mountain less than half an hour’s drive from the center of Danang City, the gateway to three other designer courses built within the past seven years. Ba Na Hills GC, which Donald designed in conjunction with IMG, a global sports, events and talent management company, will play away from the coastline in a cooler setting. “This is an important addition to one of the best new golf destinations in Asia,” said Donald, who has competed all over the world since 2001 and held the top spot in the rankings between May 2011 and March 2012. “The large rolling hills, stunning mountain backdrop and adjacent river at Ba Na Hills will provide golfers with the ideal complement to the existing courses in the area.” Stretching 7,858 yards from the teeing ground, which makes it the longest layout in Vietnam, Ba Na Hills GC comprises a non-stop succession of undulating and sometimes … [Read more...] about Ba Na Hills Golf Club to open late this month