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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

DIVOT Nike VR Iron Set Deal

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nike VR Pro Cavity Iron Set

Cavity Check

  • 17-4 stainless steel body
  • AM355 face
  • Opti-Mass tungesten/resin insert
  • Nike True Temper Dynalite 110 shaft
The downside to having dental insurance is that you have no excuse for not going to the dentist. I keep putting off making an appointment for myself. It's not that I'm afraid to lie back and let a guy in a mask dig inside my mouth with sharp utensils. Not at all. It's that I don't want to be told that I have a cavity. I've never had one and I don't want to break my winning streak.
When I was little, my dentist had this bell attached to the wall that you'd get to ring if you didn't have any cavities. That sweet sound of victory was made even sweeter if I hadn't been exactly diligent about my dental hygiene. There were posters on the wall with cartoon teeth and friendly messages like "Always Brush", but to them I'd say, "IN YOUR SMUG ANTHROPOMORPHIC FACES! I HAVEN'T BRUSHED IN WEEKS!" Actually, I made that last part up, but the sentiment was there. I may be an adult now, but I still don't want to lose it.
The word "cavity" gets a bad rap because of its association with teeth, but it can be a great thing, especially if you have the Nike VR Pro Cavity 4-AW Iron Set. The long- and mid-irons have cavities with an Opti-Mass tungsten/resin insert to give you higher launches and longer distance. The cavities also have neat little Nike Swoosh marks on them. It would be horrible to have these cavities in your teeth, but they're amazing in an iron set. You'll want your own Bell of Victory to ring.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Course Of The Year

Dunes Club Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by Chris King
Dunes Club is the Myrtle Beach golf course of the yearMyrtle Beach’s most revered golf course has received one of the area’s most prestigious honors.

The Dunes Golf & Beach Club has been named the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association’s 2012 Course of the Year.

The MBAGCOA evaluates Golf Course of the Year nominees on four criteria: exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of the ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community, and significant contribution to the game. By virtue of winning the award, Dunes Club becomes a candidate for state and potentially national honors.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as Course of the Year in the Myrtle Beach area,” said Dennis Nicholl, Dunes Club head professional. “To be selected from among so many fine golf courses in this area is truly an honor. We look forward to representing the Myrtle Beach golf industry as we advance to the state and national levels.”

The award is another in a long list of accolades for the Dunes Club. Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek have long ranked the Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design among America’s top 100 public courses. The Grand Strand’s second oldest layout, the Dunes Club has also hosted some of golf’s most prestigious events, including the U.S. Women’s Open, six Senior PGA Tour Championships, and the finals of the PGA Tour’s Q-School.

The 13th hole, known has Waterloo, is the Dunes Club’s signature hole and the memorable crescendo of a three-hole stretch known as Alligator Alley. The par 5, which plays around Lake Singleton, has been featured on the pages of Golf Digest and hailed by the likes of World Golf Hall of Famer Dan Jenkins.

The 11th and 12th holes, both of which play along the swash from the nearby Atlantic Ocean, complete Alligator Alley, one of the finest stretches of golf in the nation.

The Dunes Club opened in 1949 and gave Myrtle Beach national cache as the area grew into America’s most popular golf destination, but the course’s value to the Grand Strand extends beyond national recognition.

The Dunes Club has been a bedrock of the community since its opening, hosting countless charity events and junior golf outings. The course also serves as the home course for the boys and girls golf teams at Myrtle Beach High School.

At the heart of the course’s engagement with the community are its ownership and a thriving membership.

The National Golf Course Owners Association implemented the award in 1996 and the MBAGCOA has since nominated courses from the Myrtle Beach area. Past recipients of the award include Founders Club (2011), Sandpiper Bay (2010) Shaftesbury Glen (2009), Grande Dunes (2008), Wachesaw Plantation East (2007), Burning Ridge (2006), TPC of Myrtle Beach (2005), Indian Wells Golf Club (2004), World Tour Golf Links (2003), Wild Wing Plantation (2002), Blackmoor (2001), Tradition Golf Club (2000), Bay Tree Golf Plantation (1999), Arrowhead Country Club (1998) and Myrtle Beach National’s King’s North (1996). Five of the Myrtle Beach regional winners - Burning Ridge, TPC, Wild Wing, Tradition, Arrowhead and King’s North - also captured the state award. World Tour was named as the national “Golf Course of the Year.”

Friday, July 20, 2012

DIVOT Deal Of The Day

Friday, July 20, 2012

Adams Idea Black Super Hybrid

Yakko, Wakko, and Dot

  • 17-4 stainless steel body
  • Maraging steel face
  • Rear port with 25 grams of low and deep weighting for optimal ball flight
  • Aldila NVS graphite shaft
In the 90s, there was a little show called Animaniacs. It was about the adventures of a trio of wacky siblings. They resembled 1920s cartoon characters, sort of like "Steamboat Willy"-era Mickey Mouse. Animaniacs was not made by Disney, however, but by Warner Brothers and it was presented by none other than Steven Spielberg. I have to say that I wasn't a huge fan of the show at the time. I didn't get it. There was one segment that I did enjoy, and that was called "Good Idea, Bad Idea". In it, a skeleton-looking figure tried out two similar-sounding ideas with vastly different effects.
Here's an example: Good Idea: Climbing a mountain. Bad Idea: Climbing a mountain lion. I guess it works better as a sight gag and with a child's perspective. What really sticks in my mind is the intro, which was a monotone Steven Wright-esque voice saying "It's Time for Another 'Good Idea, Bad Idea'". In fact, I'm often reminded of it when forced to come with ideas.
For example: "What should I write for my Divot story? It's time for another 'Good Idea, Bad Idea'. Good Idea: Putting a spin of the Idea hybrid's name. Bad Idea: Rambling yet again about topics no one cares about. Good Idea: Writing about anything, as long as my already past-due story is completed.
You can try it yourself. I'll get you started -- Good Idea: Getting an Adams Idea Black Super hybrid for half of the MSRP. Bad Idea: None.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Caledonia In Myrtle Beach Amoung The Top Courses Again!

Sports Illustrated Golf Group Ranks Caledonia Among The Best Courses in the South

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Chris King
Caledonia is one of the best courses in the SouthSports Illustrated Golf Group's Travelin’ Joe Passov has assembled his list of the nation’s best summer destinations, and a Myrtle Beach golf favorite is near the top of list.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, a consensus top 100 public course in America, was ranked the third best summer destination in the South by Passov, trailing only courses that will host major championships in the next two years.

Passov, Golf Magazine’s longtime travel guru, said of Caledonia: “The late Mike Strantz was an artist with a bulldozer and at Caledonia, he created a layout worthy of a museum exhibit. Gnarled live oaks frame the rippled fairways and the course winds along the Waccamaw River for much of its journey. Caledonia measures just 6,526 yards from the tips, but they’re replete with wetlands, vast waste bunkers and contoured greens, which explains the sturdy slope of 140. The superb closer is a 383-yard, par-4 that edges the river and old rice fields, with a green fronted by water and backdropped by the Antebellum-style clubhouse.”

One of the most popular Myrtle Beach golf courses since its 1994 opening, Caledonia has been ranked among the nation’s top 100 by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek. The only Southern courses Passov ranked above it were Pinehurst No. 2 and Kiawah’s Ocean Course, layouts that cost more than twice the amount of money to play.

Passov, who has played more than 1,500 courses in 25 countries, ranked Caledonia ahead of layouts such as the Greenbrier, home of last week’s PGA Tour stop, Harbour Town Golf Links, and every course in Florida.

Passov ranked the top 10 summer destinations in each region as part of the project.

Golf Magazine ranked Caledonia No. 28 on its most recent list of America’s Top 100 You Can Play. It was joined on that prestigious list by the Dunes Club and the Love Course at Barefoot Resort.

DIVOT Deal Of The Day

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Adams Speedline F11 Driver

Blue Angels Air Show

  • Velocity Slot Technology that decreases drag for increased club head speed
  • Graphite shaft
  • Standard grip
  • Headcover
For those of you who have never been to an air show, you have missed out on quite an event.
You have some of the best Americans there are putting on an impressive display of skill and prowess for some of the most... interesting Americans out there.
I remember going to air shows as a kid and watching the Blue Angels fly. I got a souvenir blow-up plane and hung it on the ceiling in my room. It was awesome.
At the time they had probably just switched over to flying F/A-18's. But in the 60's, they used to fly F-11's.
And that is super convenient to this product story, which is about the Adams Speedline F11!
Granted, this is a driver rather than a flyer, and while it doesn't have the classic blue-and-yellow colors which inspired the squad's name, it does have a blue-green sole with some yellow-orange print on it.
It also features some impressive technologies in its own right, most notably the Velocity Slot Technology which can be seen on the rear of the club head's crown and sole.
Engineers at Adams implemented these slots to reduce drag on the club head, which leads to increased club head speed, which translates to increased ball speed, all of which results in better distances.
With that kind of technology, you can put on an air show of your own from the tee, so it's best to prepare yourself ahead of time for all the ooh's and aah's.

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