Arnold Palmer’s gratitude

September 26, 2016

 I wrote this back in 1999. Near the end of the 1960s, a Gallup poll designed to sound the depths of American cynicism turned up the interesting factoid that there was but one American who could still be considered an …

Dave Pelz on scrambling

November 3, 2015

More of Cleveland Golf’s #own125 campaign.

Cleveland’s TFi 2135 blade putters’ revolutionary 2135 technology explained

September 10, 2015

I’ve been gaming this putter for a few weeks. While I’ll probably eventually go back to the Scotty Cameron model I’ve been using off and on the past 10 years or so, I do like this club. It feels better …

Cleveland Golf’s #OWN125 campaign

August 8, 2015

I spend all mine time trying to hit the long ball. I think Jason Isbell plays Cleveland wedges. 3b8edfaa02c37c77d800b92ef1e2d81e0638873cd75830f651 3b8edfaa02c37c77d800b92ef1e2d81e0638873cd75830f651

Let go of your ego: The papaw driver

August 3, 2015

Civilization requires hypocrisy. When a friend of mine expressed his distaste for golf recently, I agreed that it is an expensive, prodigal pastime designed to appeal to rich and idle people. Golf culture is generally boorish, consumerist and elitist. And …

A little bit about Cleveland’s new Rotex 2.0 wedges

September 17, 2014

In a candid moment, the guy at the golf store told me, “clubs are clubs — get something you like to look at.” Believe it or not, I kind of believe him. While I tend to tinker and try a …

Game Golf

June 14, 2014

I haven’t done many golf posts lately because I having been playing much golf. Rain and work and a persistent left knee problem have limited me. But I’m starting to get out a little now, at least on the weekends. …

Why I am Not a Cop, Part One

January 26, 2014

Monkey note: Sometime contributor Dale Smith sent this along. He says its a made-up story. He’s working on Part Two, so publishing it is demonstrative of no small faith on my part. But I’m intrigued. By Dale Smith I left …

Is there such a thing as bad Bourbon?

January 3, 2014

Friend of the program Dale Smith thinks not … you can read what he said on the Bourbon & Boots site here. We’re in negotiations with Smith to be our golf columnist. He’s demanding a couple dozen Pro V1s per …

The new putter

November 28, 2013

Golf posts have been light this year for a couple of reasons: 1) Back in the Spring, when I went to Washington, I somehow managed to strain my achilles tendon (it was not when I was hit by the car …