Blog Home / GolfNow Launches in Phoenix

Monday, April 17, 2006

GolfNow Launches in Phoenix

More great news for! As of today, April 17, 2006, we launched in Phoenix, Arizona. With Phoenix added to our network, this means we have GolfNow in 13 markets providing our golfers with great rates at over 300 courses nationwide! We created a new national brand name to better express our product’s value and to increase awareness of the overall network. But with our new name comes many new and great features for the website including local golf community information, a special section devoted to the day’s best deals, local golf events, local course news and a lot more! GolfNow is continuing to grow all over the nation, so keep watching for another community near you!

Blog Home / The Grand Slam

Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Grand Slam

The Grand Slam. There are so many different variations of this that have been created over the years. First there is the original Grand Slam, and we know Bobby Jones was the only player to win the US and British Opens, and the U.S. and British Amateurs. Then there is the career Grand Slam. Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods are the five elite players to have won all four majors at any time throughout their career. And if you are really good, you have a version of the Grand Slam named after you. The Consecutive Grand Slam - also known as the Tiger Slam. This is when a player wins all four majors in a row over two consecutive years. Tiger is the only player to do that.

Then there is the modern day Grand Slam – four major consecutive wins in one calendar year. Right now, Phil is the man who has the chance to do that. With the way he has been playing and with his improved swing, it is a definite possibility. But here is my question for you: Is Phil the man who can win all four majors this year? Phil is a likeable guy and I think it is obvious that he has improved his game. But is Phil really going to be the man to beat this year on the tour?

Blog Home / Masters Green

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Masters Green

So you need a new sports coat. What color are you going to get? Are you going to go for a classic black? How about a nice navy blue? Or even better, why not buy Masters Green? Let's be realistic, you would NEVER go out and purchase a jacket that reminds you of St. Patrick's Day or Will Farrell's character in the movie "Elf," and actually feel like you look good in it. But come every spring, it is the only thing that the golf world is talking about - The Masters and who will win the coveted Green Jacket. So I had to ask, what is the history behind this jacket?

It goes back to 1937 at the First Augusta National Invitation Tournament.
Members of the private club wore this jacket to stand out in a crowd so that fans knew who they could talk to if they had any questions. In only a couple of years the jacket became a staple for the tournament. Twelve years later, a tradition began and the Green Jacket was given to the winner of the tournament for the first time.

The members at Augusta consider themselves to be part of a private club and winners of the tournament become honorary members. Neither the members or the champions are allowed to remove the jackets from the premises. The only exception to this rule is the current champion can take it with permission, but only for a short period of time.