Club Fitting Variable No. 2: Lie Angle

September 22, 2015

Club fitting variable No. 2 is lie angle. If length (club fitting variable No. 1) influences distance, then lie angle primarily influences direction. If the lie angle is too upright, the ball flight will typically be a high pull (for right-handed players). If the lie angle is too flat, the shot will tend to be a low push. Although the two are very closely related and both are very important, length…

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dbg on Golf

Jason Day is finally No. 1 in the World Rankings. The way he’s playing right now, is there really any doubt?

September 22, 2015
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Fred Astaire’s Tempo

September 20, 2015

Fred Astaire was born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska, right before the turn of the 20th century. Astaire’s mother dreamed of escaping Omaha by virtue of the talents of her children and in 1905, after Fred’s father suddenly lost his job at the Storz Brewing Company, the family packed up and moved to New York City to launch the show business careers of Fred and his sister Adele. The brother and sister act…

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Food & Beverage Costing

September 17, 2015

In Essentials of Food Service Management with Denise Duarte, we’re learning about costing. Denise is the General Restaurant Manager at the Radisson Phoenix Airport Hotel in Tempe, and she really knows her stuff. Costing is the most important part of running an efficient, cost effective operation. It’s important to have food and beverage costs that are in-line with your menu-selling prices. Surprisingly, there are a lot of formulas that are…

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Easier Said Than Done

September 16, 2015

This semester, our Advanced Rules of Golf class is attempting a very ambitious project – simplifying the Rules of Golf. We are taking the Rules, as they are currently constituted, and are trying to “dumb them down” into layman’s terms. We’re calling the project Rules You Can Actually Use (RYCAU) The Rules were written in very precise and deliberate fashion by a group of lawyers. Fortunately or unfortunately, not all of us…

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Club Fitting Variable No. 1: Length

September 15, 2015

Last week, we learned that there are eight club fitting variables we will be learning this semester. We’re covering the variables in order of importance, and No. 1 is length. Length is measured from the ground to the end of the grip cap with the club placed in the normal playing address position. Length primarily influences (either helps or hinders) distance. The longer the club, the further the ball will…

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Ancala Country Club

September 15, 2015

Ancala Country Club (pronounced on-CALL-uh) is a private club tucked back into the foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale. The course, which opened in 1991, is a Dye Design. Not Pete Dye, but his son Perry, who works with his famous father and is a pretty well-established golf course architect of his own. Unlike a lot of the golf courses that have been built in this country over the last decade…

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