Guide to S. Korean stars stays on Chun's bag for Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland – In Gee Chun will have an accomplished guide back on her bag as caddie this week at the Ricoh Women’s British Open as she tries to win back-to-back major championships.

Dean Herden, an Australian, has become a sort of guide to the stars in South Korean golf. Picking up Chun’s bag for the first time at Lancaster Country Club, he helped her win the U.S. Women’s Open three weeks ago. It was the third different South Korean player he has helped win a major. Herden was on Jiyai Shin’s bag when she won the Ricoh Women’s British Open in 2008. He was on So YeonRyu’s bag when she won the U.S. Women’s Open in 2011.
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Father's Day gift guide for the golfing dad

Father’s Day is fast approaching, or as I like to call it, that one day a year where dad gets all the golf stuff he needs for the other 364. If your dad is a golfer, he probably wants and needs something to either spice up his on-course game or give him something off the course that he will love, and lucky for you, we have some of everything in our gift guide to Father’s Day – with enough time left before June 21 that you might even have time to wrap the present.
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Volkswagen Golf GTE - BusinessGreen's car of the year

Regardless of what people may think about it, all our cars have to get greener. The best solution to achieve lower emissions along with practicality at the current time is using plug-in hybrid technology – in the case of the Golf GTE this means a petrol engine combined with an electric motor powered by a battery. The tricky bit when using this technology is to ensure you end up with a desirable driver’s car. Volkswagen believes it has the answer, by combining the concept of a Golf GTI with an electric car. This sounds good in theory, but what’s it like to drive in real-life?
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Fox Sports baby boomers question millennials consulting yardage guides to read putts

The greens are not exempt from the myriad slopes that define Chambers Bay, and often players lining up putts are seen consulting yardage books. It must be a millennial thing. You would get no argument from the baby boomers working the U.S. Open telecast for Fox Sports. Here was their exchange before and after Patrick Reed was shown consulting his yardage guide while facing a 55-foot putt on the seventh hole. "Funny to watch a player when they have their yardage book out to line up a putt," Brad Faxon said.
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'Setting Up Golf Courses for Success' collaborative guidebook debuts

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (June 8, 2015) – “Setting Up Golf Courses for Success,” an industrywide guidebook to course setup, officially debuted in digital form today on The collaborative guide contains new industry research and addresses a critical factor that inhibits enjoyment of the game for many women – golf course setups that are not tailored to the customer and their ability level. 

With women comprising nearly 40 percent of all new golfers in the United States, ‘Setting up Golf Courses for Success’ focuses on their swing speeds and distance, serving to highlight the need for an alternative approach to course setup. Specific recommendations focus on tee positioning, nomenclature, retrofitting, the elimination of cross hazards and forced carries, and the long-term economic benefits of transitioning to shorter tees.  “The ‘Setting up Golf Courses for Success’ guidebook will serve as a resource to provide industry professionals the research and tools necessary to make golf courses more fun and enjoyable for all,” said PGA President Derek Sprague.
Source: Pga Website

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