Archive for May, 2008

This just in… golf is good for you.

This just in… golf is good for you.

So maybe this sport isn’t killing me like I thought.
A Swedish study of more than 300,000 golfers found that golfers, particularly those who walk, are 40% less likely to die at any given moment than those who do not play golf (no word on whether or not the researchers had ever been to DangerousGolfer.com).
Apparently […]

How do they do that? You tell us what to ask.

How do they do that? You tell us what to ask.

In writing the article, “How Do They Do That?” - an article questioning how pros handle a US Open set-up course - it occurred to us that there are a host of things that the pros can do that we can’t. We would love to know how they do those, too. Therefore, […]

Instant Bogey Golf: The “thumbs-up/one-legged” swing

Instant Bogey Golf: The “thumbs-up/one-legged” swing

I repeat: The beauty of the “thumbs-up/one-legged” swing is that it is reliable and repeatable because it has so few moving parts to get the swing out of sync. If you aren’t happy with your swing, you might want to give it a try.

TPC Sawgrass 17th hole final drink count (2008)

TPC Sawgrass 17th hole final drink count (2008)

The 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass has made for interesting golfing for years. The island green is often found only after repeated tries, as was evident last year when 46 players found the water with their tee shot. This year, DangerousGolfer.com will be counting the number of balls that land in the drink on the […]

DG on the Lance McAlister show

DG on the Lance McAlister show

Special thanks to Lance McAlister over at 1530 Homer AM in Cincinnati. Lance chatted with Jacob, DangerousGolfer.com founder, on his drive-time sports-talk show on Wednesday, making a topic of “dangerous” golf stories - the kind we encourage you to let us know about in the “Yell FORE!” section at the top of the page.
To have […]

Product review: TaylorMade r7 Draw

Product review: TaylorMade r7 Draw

Now let’s just get the obvious out of the way here. This is not scientific. Two less-than-average golfers, one of whom can’t move all that well from multiple surgeries, are no match for the computerized robotics of a testing lab. When golfers have different swings each time, does the club’s technology still matter? That’s what we wanted to know.

Instant Bogey Golf: Getting the ball up

Instant Bogey Golf: Getting the ball up

Even though I have never seen you play golf or swing a club, if you can’t break 100 (or 50 for 9 holes) I know one thing about your game: I know that, when hitting a ball placed on the ground, you hit the ground and then the ball most of the time. When you don’t do that you hit the ball and not the ground.