Michigan Department Store Golf Equipment Ad From 1925

Michigan Department Store Golf Equipment Ad From 1925

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Live from the 2015 PGA Show

Live from the 2015 PGA Show

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What is the hottest golf product of 2015?

Chances are it’s somewhere at the 2015 PGA Show.

Follow along as out team searches the show floor to bring you the hottest, oddest, and can’t miss new products for 2015. As we always do, we’ll also take you inside the booths of the biggest names in golf, bring you new product releases, and anything else we think is just kinda cool.

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Live from the 2015 PGA Show Demo Day

Live from the 2015 PGA Show Demo Day

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The annual PGA Merchandise show kicks off today with the Demo Day event at Orange County National Golf Course. For those of you who can’t be here, our team will be onsite to bring to full experience to you live as we check out what’s new, exciting, and just plain weird.

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First Look – Fugazi Floyd the Driver from Geek Golf

First Look – Fugazi Floyd the Driver from Geek Golf

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Written By: Tony Covey

Not Your Average Geek

Geek Golf’s Steve Almo isn’t like most guys in component industry. That’s putting it mildly.

You won’t hear Almo trash talking any of the big golf companies. He’d be the first to tell you that TaylorMade, Callaway, and PING make a really good product. They’re not bamboozling anybody.

Almo isn’t delusional either. He knows (and accepts) that the tremendous majority of golfers want to play product from the big OEMs, and he knows that smaller component companies can’t compete with that.

“Why is someone going to pay $250 for a Geek driver when they can get a brand new TaylorMade for $150″? – Steve Almo, President, Geek Golf

Steve Almo might be the most pragmatic man in golf.

So rather than play follow the leader, Steve Almo and Geek Golf do their own thing. Almo designs for guys looking for more than just another head….guys outside the mainstream.

Almo designs for the rest of the world…and you know who you are.

From muscle cars (Geek No Brainer) to music (the nearly available Pink “Floyd the Driver” under the Fugazi brand), Steve Almo finds inspiration in places far outside the golf industry.

Every Geek Driver has a theme; a union of an idea, with paint, and an often-unorthodox name.

It all comes together in a kind of harmonious inside joke… and Almo wants his customers to be in on the joke and to have fun tying it all together.

Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Geek products perform. The company’s Long Drive success is well documented.

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The Technical Side of Geek

For those who are just as interested in the technical side of Geek Golf, Almo, who learned the art of golf club design from Stan Thompson (inventor of “The Ginty”), does all of his own design work, and instead of relying on open molds from the foundries – as many component companies do, he has custom tooling created for all of his Geek designs.

It adds to the expense, but it’s the price one has to pay to offer a truly unique product.

Once Almo has his prototypes he canon tests them for durability, tests them on a launch monitor, and then puts them in the hands of real golfers to get their feedback.

“Golfers are kind”, says Almo. “Most people will say nice things, so if the response is only lukewarm, I know I need to redo the club.”

“If a club doesn’t feel right, it’s not going to sell” – Steve Almo

Introducing Floyd The Driver

The latest of Almo’s creations is the pink-accented, Fugazi Floyd the Driver.  Notice the triangle in the sole graphics? If you’re not already in on the theme, you want to do some quick googling.

The black and pink Floyd reiterates Geek Golf’s willingness to go bold.

“I like my clubs to be silent salesmen. If a guy walks into a shop and the sales guy is busy, I want him to pick up my head and say what’s this?” – Steve Almo

The “Floyd” design features a recessed sole plate, which Almo says pushes the CG forward to promote lower launch and spin, while at the same time shifting weight to the perimeter which boosts the MOI of the clubhead.

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Pricing, Specs, and Availability

While Floyd will be available through Geek’s network of fitters, heads will be available directly from Geek (available for pre-order now). Retail price for a head is $129, while fully assembled clubs will start at $199.

The 200g, 460cc Floyd the Driver is available in lofts of 7.5°, 9°, 10.5° and 12°. Geek is accepting orders now and expects to start shipping to customers around August 1st.

To order, or for more information, visit GeekGolf.com.

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SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1960) …item 2.. FSU News – Swinging away students’ stresses (10:02 PM, Jan. 13, 2013) …item 4.. Robin Trower – Twice Removed From Yesterday (Full Album) …

SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (1960) …item 2.. FSU News – Swinging away students’ stresses (10:02 PM, Jan. 13, 2013) …item 4.. Robin Trower – Twice Removed From Yesterday (Full Album) …

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Stress, meanwhile, is another reason to install swings as soon as possible. FSU has events every semester to help reduce stress during finals week. These include bringing dogs onto campus to be pet and offering free, brief massages. All well and good, but they are small, momentary efforts thrown in at the last minute to fight stress that has been building among students for months. A swingset would serve as a permanent release valve every day, all year long.
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…..item 1)…. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (film) …

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning is a 1960 British film. It is an adaptation of the 1958 novel of the same name by Alan Sillitoe. Sillitoe wrote the screenplay adaptation and the film was directed by Karel Reisz.

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The film is among the first of the social-realist or "kitchen sink dramas" which followed the success of the play Look Back in Anger. Others include Tony Richardson’s (a producer on this film) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (from Alan Sillitoe’s 1959 collection of short stories of the same name) and A Taste of Honey; and John Schlesinger’s A Kind of Loving and Billy Liar.

It was at the forefront of the British New Wave, films dealing with working class life in a serious manner for the first time and portraying the more realistic side of sex and abortion. The film received an X rating from the BBFC upon its theatrical release and later was submitted for re-rating for the home video release and given a PG rating.[2]
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…..item 2)…. Swinging away students’ stresses… FSU News … www.fsunews.com

Writer makes case for a permanent swing-set on Landis green
10:02 PM, Jan. 13, 2013 |

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The world needs more swingers; and no, I don’t mean those swingers. I am talking about people who see a set of swings on a playground and, no matter how old they are, run over to play for a minute—or ten. Childish as it sounds, the benefits of swinging are plentiful, especially for college students.

First and foremost, playing on a swing is fun. Most of us played on them as children, whether at school or at a park with our families, and the memory of the revelry should be particularly fresh in the minds of young adults like myself. Tragically, some adults and students at Florida State may not have ever played on swings, or may not recall what it was like to lose yourself in the joy of the act. These poor souls need our help.

Stress, meanwhile, is another reason to install swings as soon as possible. FSU has events every semester to help reduce stress during finals week. These include bringing dogs onto campus to be pet and offering free, brief massages. All well and good, but they are small, momentary efforts thrown in at the last minute to fight stress that has been building among students for months. A swingset would serve as a permanent release valve every day, all year long.

With the trees, expanses of grass, pull-up bars and athletic activities going on, Landis Green is already more of a park than it is anything else, and the swings just round out the image. Even so, I recognize some students, faculty and alumni will have concerns about cost and how the swings might negatively impact the appearance and legacy of the Green. That being said, the worry is unnecessary.

As far as funding goes, I am willing to bet students would be eager to chip in. The University charges small fees for stuff like FSU cards: I don’t think many students would be upset about a similar small charge being assigned to offset the cost of installing five or six swings for all to use. It really does not even need to be a mandatory charge. Broke as many students may feel, it would be hard to resist if chipping in something as small as $5 to help add something great to an already amazing place.

Changing the legacy of Landis Green is a different story. Though there are already pull-up bars on one side of the grassy expanses, a bunch of swings will be much more visible and the process of installing them much more obtrusive. Even so, it will be more than worth it when students flock to the swings to take the edge off a hard day of classes, long study session, difficult exam, or off of life itself.

Playing on swings is childish, but it is childish in a way that somehow seems more responsible than drinking and going clubbing. Compared to some of the other ways our money and time could be spent, I think building a swingset is one of if not the best options around.
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….item 3)…. Let’s just hope they used protection! … Mail Online … Daily Mail … www.dailymail.co.uk

Steamy footage of couple romping at Exeter University Safer Sex Ball spreads across campus

… Students’ Guild looking into the leak after the video was shared online
… It was recorded from CCTV on a smart phone and shared among students
… Girl and boy shown in steamy clinch at a table in the Ram Bar

By EMMA REYNOLDS
PUBLISHED: 08:25 EST, 15 January 2013 | UPDATED: 13:42 EST, 15 January 2013

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2262740/Exeter-Universit…

CCTV footage showing two students in a steamy clinch at a university ball promoting safe sex has been leaked online.

The video was recorded in the University of Exeter’s Ram bar at the annual event, at which most students wear only sexy underwear, and quickly spread across campus like wildfire.

The incident was today being investigated by the Students’ Guild after the four-minute CCTV clip of a male and female student frolicking at a table was apparently recorded on a smart phone and posted online.
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Embarrassing: The University was also recently forced to closed down its Exeter Uni Confessions site where students submitted their most ‘disgusting and hilarious confessions’

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The pair are seen fondling each other at a table before the romp in ‘the video everyone is talking about’ at the university.

Police say those involved in the incident may have committed an offence, along with those who leaked the footage online.

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… ‘Quaint’, ‘bland’ and ‘a couple of boroughs removed from the original’: Sex and the City prequel The Carrie Diaries gets mixed reviews from TV critics

One male student said he was concerned ‘people can go into the monitor rooms and put footage of us all at university on the internet’.

Hundreds of students went to the Safer Sex Ball in December, where they were handed free contraceptives.
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The Safer Sex charity Aids Awareness Ball has been running for more than 20 years, raising up to £30,000 each time for charity, and pop star Will Young was on the organising committee when he was a student at Exeter.

A Guild spokesman said: ‘The Students’ Guild recognise that confidential CCTV has been filmed without permission. The Guild is making sure the affected parties will be supported during this difficult time.

‘Measures were in place to provide high levels of security but we are aware that irresponsible behaviour has taken place and we are working hard to rectify the situation.

‘A full investigation is underw ay in which action proportionate to the seriousness of the situation will be taken.’

The University was also recently forced to closed down its Exeter Uni Confessions site where students submitted their most ‘disgusting and hilarious confessions’.

Devon and Cornwall Police said it was not investigating the sex tape because there has been no official complaint.

A spokesman said: ‘If it was reported to us, we would investigate, but it looks like the university is dealing with it internally.’
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Provocative look: Students dress up – or down – for December’s Safer Sex Ball at Exeter University (NOTE: None of the students pictured were involved in the leaked video)

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Former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe today blasted the University of Exeter for allowing the ball.

She said: ‘It seems to me to be the height of irresponsibility to have a lot of people running around in their underwear talking and thinking about sex.

‘Is this really the image of Exeter University that the authorities want to portray? Will it make people proud of Exeter?’

One 20-year-old student, who did not want to be named, added: ‘The whole ball is disgusting anyway.’

‘They pretend it’s about safe sex and AIDS to give them an excuse to wear nothing and get off with each other.

‘I’m sure having sex in the corner goes on quite a lot at that do but this time they forgot to check the room for CCTV.’

Organisers came under fire before the ball for choosing a tribal theme – dubbed racist by some students.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: ‘Putting CCTV footage on the Internet without permission could contravene the law. That would namely be data protection laws and human rights legislation – the right to privacy.

‘Engaging in sexual activity in a public place could also constitute an offence, depending on the form of sexual activity. But we would have to see the footage in question to officially comment on the incident itself.’

Chris McGovern, chairman of the Campaign for Real Education, said parents would be ‘appalled’ by the actions of the romping students.
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Extreme: The charity ball – for which former student Will Young was once on the organising committee – has been slammed as ‘irresponsible’ and ‘decadent’

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Mr McGovern said: ‘It’s regrettable when a university has to go along this particular path in the name of promoting safer sex.

‘This is rather decadent and more reminiscent of something out of the decay of the Roman Empire.

‘We’re in favour of safe sex but this is not the way to go. They should be focusing on their learning for heaven’s sake.

‘I would have thought it would only discredit the university and I think many parents whose children are at this university will be appalled.’

Kitty Howie, writing in the University’s magazine Exepose, said: ‘Absolutely no consideration was given to the students in the video or the reputation of the university. It’s unfortunate that the Guild are once again having to face the backlash of something related to the Safer Sex Ball.

‘CCTV and the footage that it inevitably produces in its role as a safety aid have been recklessly used to cause controversy and harm, rather than protect those caught in the camera’s gaze.

‘It numbs my brain to think that there was even the slim possibility that the footage could have appeared online in the first place. How it was possible that a small minority of ill advised individuals was able to create such a damaging illusion, which consequently threatened the students involved in the video and the university itself, deeply distresses me. A full investigation is underway.’

In 2006, the university banned initiation ceremonies after fresher Gavin Britton drank himself to death in an alcohol game based on golf.

Gavin, 18, downed beer, cider, whisky, vodka and alcopops in the pub crawl with 16 fellow students.
He wore fancy dress and had to knock back drinks in a ‘par’ number of gulps just six weeks into his course at the university.

Gavin, of Barton-on-Sea, Hants, visited 13 pubs and clubs in three hours, downing drinks in each.

The student, who dressed up in a Borat-style black wig, was found dead the next morning after he choked to death on his own vomit.

Speaking later, his parents Ian and Susan said: ‘We hope lessons can be learned from our tragedy.’

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Jimmy McCormick

Published on Apr 18, 2013
5 Stars = Masterpiece

For most Robin Trower fans, "Bridge Of Sighs" is probably their favorite album. As for myself, I enjoy his first, "Twice Removed From Yesterday," a fret better.

"Twice Removed From Yesterday," just exudes Trower’s famous brand of ethereal cosmic spacey heaviness. His acute sense of beautiful melodic grandeur, all spun into a sonic delight of many musical journeys, through Trower’s magnificent guitar, & James Dewar’s magnificent soulfully emotive baritone vocals. This is truly a match made in the heavenly cosmos, for us that live on earth below.

Yes, this album is Trower’s most Hendrix like. Conjuring up memories of Hendrix’s own ethereal master piece, "Axis Bold As Love," but Trower takes it to the next level, if that’s possible? Transcending the grandmasters genius! Perfecting the art! Perfecting the idea of a man & his guitar as one, indivisible, a true extension of Trower’s soaring soul, through his godly instrument of inspiration, his guitar. A grand statement from a humble man, who can communicate through his guitar, better than most people can through their spoken language, with one note. Yes, Trower communicates to us from his soul, through his guitar, through our ears, right down to our souls, enlightening our souls with his majestic magic!

I could go on to a song by song description, but I feel I don’t need to. For many of you are already acquainted with Trower’s magic. If you’re not, than give this album a try. Let it float through your ears, into your brain, & visit your soul with the pure beauty of one man’s musical vision, that will take you away into the realm of ethereal genius!

1. I Can’t Wait Much Longer
2. Daydream
3. Hannah
4. Man Of The World
5. I Can’t Stand It

6. Rock Me Baby Right
7. Twice Removed From Yesterday
8. Sinner’s Song
9. Ballerina

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COBRA PUMA – “What’s Your Fly Challenge Event” – (LIVE) from LaCosta

COBRA PUMA – “What’s Your Fly Challenge Event” – (LIVE) from LaCosta

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LIVE! – From Cobra/Puma Golf

Today is something new on MyGolfSpy.

We are on-site at Cobra-Puma Golf. Instead of us getting the scoop on all the new gear, and then you having to wait for us to get back to get the news, we are testing out a GO LIVE function on the site so you can get it real-time. We have created a LIVE function right on the homepage. This way anything we see, photograph or talk about you will be able to see as it happens.

So, keep your screen open and just hit refresh and watch the scoop come directly to you.

We are in Carlsbad, CA at the LaCosta Resort. COBRA PUMA is putting on their “What’s Your Fly Challenge”. Follow along as we provide coverage of the event from demo day to 18 holes on the LaCosta Championship Course, and talk equipment with PGA Tour Professionals Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, and Jonas Blixt.

Join the conversation!

 

 

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TaylorMade Announces New SpeedBlade Iron – Live Coverage from Launch Event

TaylorMade Announces New SpeedBlade Iron – Live Coverage from Launch Event

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REFRESH FOR THE LATEST UPDATES

TaylorMade will be making a product announcement tonight sometime after 6:00PM Eastern Time. Our Spy Zinger is on hand at the event and will be providing updates and info as it comes in.

5:23pm -TaylorMade is getting ready for the launch event which begins in about 45 minutes.

6:09pm – @TaylorMadeGolf CEO Mark King on hand for the launch event. He’s never heard of @SPYZINGER yet, but will soon.

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6:12pm -The @TaylorMadeGolf Speedblade iron!

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6:13pm – The @TaylorMadeGolf SpeedBlade wedges!

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6:15pm – SpeedBlade Sole

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6:16pm -SLDR Tour Bag filled with SpeedBlade innovation.

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6:21pm – The stage is set for #SpeedBlade

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6:27pm – Richard Dent on hand for the @TaylorMadeGolf launch party

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6:36PM – Dustin Johnson on hand for the @TaylorMadeGolf event.

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6:39PM – Jason Day

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6:42 – Sergio Garcia

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6:43PM – Justin Rose

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6:45PM – Justin Rose ready to meet @MyGolfSpy@SPYZINGER or something similar.

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6:52PM – Mark King kicking things off. I’m in the front row. Expect anything less?

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6:53PM – @TaylorMadeGolf is now the number one iron not on only in the U.S. but now in the world” -King

6:54PM – @SPYZINGER Always ahead of the rest.

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6:57PM – A year ago we introduced speed pocket…most significant advancement in iron technology… -King

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6:58PM – ”If you are a manufacturer and you don’t have speed pocket, you have obsolete technology” -King

7:01PM – Mark King’s dog’s name is Lucky. He’s a SoCal dog.

7:03PM – @TaylorMadeGolf Gary Adams created our company for golfer by golfers. Execs paying tribute to their founder. Same love and passion today.

7:04PM – ”We are the biggest golf company in the history of golf.” -King

7:05PM – TaylorMade PR guy @davecordero catches Spy Zinger tweeting (front row, 6th from right).

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7:07PM – Sean Toulon, @TaylorMadeGolf Exec VP takes the stage to launch SpeedBlade.

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7:08PM – ”Forged clubs created hundreds of years ago and the Trackman cannot differentiate between them…” – Sean Toulon

7:10PM – Allows the bottom part of the club to flex when the face flexes so the sweet spot increases to size of a half dollar with speed pocket.

7:13PM – Rose, Garcia, Johnson, and Day take the stage. 

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7:15PM – Speed pocket allowed Day to take hybrids out if the bag and put the long irons back in the bag. Has 1 & 2 iron in bag at the majors in 2013

7:16PM – Speed pocket allows Day to hit the long irons high going down wind and low into the wind.

7:17PM – DJ is making excuses for GameCocks. Minnesota Gophers still 2-0. SOTA.

7:19PM – DJ said he won with SpeedBlades in Hawaii this year. He’s confused but I’m not.

8:43PM – Expansion of sweet spot across face and lower on face where most hacks make contact. Just hit them, it’s true.

7:21PM  People tell me I look like Sergio. All. The. Time

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7:22PM – “You guys have showed me what you have come out with and it’s improved my game. TaylorMade pushes the limits of their own ability” -Garcia

7:35PM – Sergio hitting the new @TaylorMadeGolfSpeedBlade

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7:53PM – Dent hitting the SLDR

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7:53PM – DJ hitting the SpeedBlade 4i 271.

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8:01PM – Media can compare the new SpeedBlades to older model irons

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8:24PM – Players version of the SpeedBlade a couple months out yet, but will incorporate the same technology. Jury still out on TP logo return.

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