Thursday, April 29, 2010

"Golf Nomad..there is no substitute"

Recently, or usually, I run my blog name through Google (Golf Nomad) to be pleasantly happy to see that my blog "Golf Nomad"..the one and at the top of the search. BUT ALAS!! recently I saw that another golf blogger decided to call his blog "The" Golf Nomad..excuse my french..but WHAT THE FUCK?!?

I mean if if I had some generic blogger name like Golf Man, Golf Guy, Golf Guru, etc. that there could be some similarity in names..but Golf Nomad is pretty frigging I am the one who created it.

Anyway I decided to leave some posts on his site which he clearly deleted. I sent him a few emails which he did politely respond to but did not mention to change his name and said that he paid for the domain. I checked his site recently and looks like he did change his site name to something else..but the domain is the same.

What is lame is that the only underlying reason that he would want to take up my name and add "The" in front of it is to ride my coat tail hits. I agree that imitation is the highest form of flattery..but to name your blog by adding "The" in front of it is not flattering and flat out pisses me off.

If you guys want to check out this imposter, unfortunately, Google my name "Golf Nomad" and you'll see the imposters site "The Golf Nomad". To give credit, however, the imposter has changed the title of his blog to WAM Golf, but still enjoying hits under the one and only "Golf Nomad".

An $800 driver..? WTF..?!

I realize that golf clubs are expensive..but $800 for a driver? Either these are guaranteed to get you on the fairway EVERY TIME or Japanese golfers don't know what to do with their dough. I have to admit some are as "low?"as $499..but some are over $1000 (yes, one thousand dollars) for a driver..maybe this one, "Crazy", that is $1,289 says it all.

I've heard that Japanese goflers are golf fanatics, but it seems like buying a driver that over a grand is literally "crazy".

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The rules to live by.


1. Don't try to hit just ball on the tee..hit the whole area from the top of the ball to the bottom of the tee. This is your hitting zone..a lot bigger and nice right..(thanks to Natalie Gulbis)

2. The ball should be 2-3 ball right of your left heel. I say closer to 3, for me, as I tend to hit bad, low duck hooks if I play the ball closer to the heel.

3. Stay back on your right side at address..a must if you want to get the ball up.

4. Swing through the whole target zone (top of ball to bottom of tee..remember the Gulbis tip) like a good practice swing. DON'T try to hit it any need or reason..remember your swing should be as fast as your practice swing..period.


Keep your right elbow as "naturally" close to your side as possible on both the back and down swing..this puts your swing on track. It feels as all your right hand and elbow are doing is supporting the club on the right path. It feels shallow, but it's not.


Do not make unforced errors..these are inexcusable shots that you would've hit better given another try..duffs, skulls, fatties. If your unsure..hit a 6-7 iron and get out of there..better that than a unforced error duff.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Portugal Golf

One of the best places to play in the world is Portugal and to be more precise, the Algarve. The Algarve is about three hours from most European capitals and has been a hidden spot amongst golfers all around the world for nearly 30 years. Portugal's southern province is also famous for it's beautiful scenery and spectacular coastline. The main golfing season is from autumn to late spring. Winter are quite mild and golfers from all around can enjoy the warm, sunny days and keep their swings smooth when their home courses are unplayable. Here is a great place to check out the Algarve and other great places to golf in Portugal.

Henry Cotton who put the Algarve on the world golf map in the mid-sixties, at Penina, designed the first proper grass course here. It was one of three he created in the Algarve and a place he loved and made his home for almost 30 years.

During the 1970's and 1980's and the beginning of the 1990's, golf in Portugal really took off all along the southern coast of Portugal. What's peculiar is that none of these courses are more than 10 miles from the coast. The terrain her varies from steep hillsides of Parque de Flroesta to the sea-level course of Vilamoura III and Salgados. These two courses alogn with Palmares, includes links-style golf also.

The Algarve countryside, familiar to summer frequenters, gives way to an oasis at each of teh golf courses thanks to the large, state-funded water catchments and distribution centers, as well as private wells which tap into the underground water for constant irrigation. There are numerous water hazards on teh Algarve courses which will give all golfers a run for their money.

All in all, the Algarve, and golf in Portugal, with it's mild climate and reasonably priced restaurants, breath taking scenery, friendly people and obviously excellent golf courses, all combine to make a visit a well worth vacation to anyone.