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 …

O.K., it’s just a commercial …

March 25, 2013

for a video game. But Still.

My lost weekend: A tale of Smirnovian length and detail, about how I forgot how to play golf

August 19, 2012

Warning: This piece contains language that some golfers consider inappropriate. I forgot how to play golf this weekend. I’m not engaging in hyperbole here. I took a half a day off work on Friday, and I went down to the …

Driver test 2012, part deux

May 28, 2012

I’m sticking with my Titleist 910 D3. Or at least I was. The Titleist isn’t the longest driver I’ve hit in the past few weeks, or the sweetest feeling — that would be the TaylorMade RBZ (I’m not sayin “rocket …

A long rambling post in defense of Cobra’s sort of silly Long Tom Two Wood

May 21, 2012

When I was in high school, my favorite club to hit was a beat-up Hogan two wood. I used it off the tee and off the fairway and I probably hit it more often than any other non-putter club in …

Driver test 2012, part one

March 19, 2012

Your monkey will not lie to you. He used to be a long hitter. Back in the day, when I was young and stupid, I swung very hard. I used a blond persimmon driver custom made for me by Irving …

Lazy Saturday

February 25, 2012

Actually your Monkey has been out testing drivers — played a round with the Cleveland Classic (in stores now) today, and will poist a full report in a few days. (There are things I really like about the Classic, besides …

The new old Ping Eye 2 irons

February 4, 2012

I recently acquired (thank you, DJC) a set of Ping Eye 2 irons. I’ve pretty much determined (by comparing the various patent numbers, serial numbers and other marks in the cavity of the iron) that these are a set of …

The Garmin S1 Approach Golf Watch: An endorsement with fear and loathing

January 26, 2012

I’ve used any number of golf GPS devices over the past decade, my club used to provide them on its carts (I prefer to walk, but I used to play with a group where most of the guys used carts …

The single golfer

December 29, 2011

I think of myself as a fairly social being — I can be alone, most of my work is done alone, but when work is over I feel I need to be with people (and with dogs). We entertain a …