NIGHT GOLF with MITCH COMSTEIN

Do you know what happened to Mitch Comstein?  Let me tell you a little story. I once knew a guy who could have been a great golfer, could have gone pro, all he needed was a little time and practice. Decided to go to college instead. Went for four years, did pretty well. At the end of his four years, his last semester he was kicked out… You know what for? He was night putting, just putting at night! With the fifteen-year-old daughter of the Dean.

This is night golf.

THE 19th HOLE

Every golf shirt order from Criquet Shirts in Austin TX, comes with a recipe for a delicious 19th hole cocktail. This inspired me to help up you ditch the beer this year and up your clubhouse cocktail game. I am The Weekend Golfer and this is The 19th Hole.

URBAN GOLF – PORTLAND

What happens when you trade the lush green fairways for hard concrete streets? What about trading 4.25″ golf hole for the side of a dumpster or garage door? How about swapping the finest athletic fabrics for the funniest costumes? Well, you get Urban Golf. No one is doing Urban Golf better than Scotty Mazariegos … watch!

MASTERS MOVING DAY

Every golfer hates the term, but we all use it.  “Moving Day.”  It’s the day of the tournament that for some reason has been deemed better than the previous two rounds.  The players are cut down and the time to make your move on the field is now.  Going into today’s action there are a lot of familiar faces as well as some new ones.  We have major winners, and major rookies.  There are people from all over the world who could make a legitimate run at the season’s first major.  Here who may make a big jump up today’s leader board.
From Spain with love you have the rising star Jon Rahm alongside Sergio Garcia.  I’ve said for months that the love of a good woman will level out Garcia and his new attitude seems to be pleasing the fans.

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HATS OFF TO THE KING

On the eve of the Masters I always go to bed with sugar plums dancing in my head.  I wake in the morning, put on my coffee open my notebook and get ready for the ceremonial tee shot. As I start to write this post attempting to come up with something deep and meaningful about this moment I am crippled by the moment.  Billy Payne and Mrs Palmer walk arm in arm to the first tee and drape Arnie’s green jacket over his chair.  Once Payne starts his speech I realize how small and unimportant my words are and know that this video below is all that anyone needs.  *Warning: You will weep*

HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A BIG FALL

There is blind luck, and then there is dumb luck.  The worst case of bad luck struck world #1 Dustin Johnson on the eve of the 2017 Masters as he slipped and feel down a small flight of stairs and is questionable for play on Thursday.  A statement released by his manager David Winkle states that Johnson has fallen down a flight of stairs at his Augusta rental home sustaining injuries that are unknown at this time.

“He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably.  He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regiment of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.”
For Dustin, his fans or anyone who took him in their Masters Pool, let’s hope he is alright and can play through it this week!

MY MASTERS PICKS ARE …

T’was the night before the Masters and all through the house… yeah, yeah you get the point.
After taking a look at the field and analyzing past performances at Augusta I’ve come up with some traditional and not so traditional picks for this years event.  With a field size of under 100 and everyone on top form this could be tight race for this year’s green jacket.
*EDITOR NOTE – I wasn’t taking DJ long before he fell down a flight of stairs*
5.  JORDAN SPIETH – For obvious reasons, I am taking Jordan in my top 5.  Past performances in his last 3 tournaments prove he should buzz around the top and although he hasn’t had a great start to 2017, you can’t rule out his putting touch at Augusta.
4.  SERGIO GARCIA – Yes that’s right, I’m taking Sergio Garcia.  I just made Jordan a top 5 pick based on putting and then going right to Sergio who has a history for poor putting.  You must note that this is Sergio 2.0 armed with an early win and new solid love life that seems to be keeping his spirituality in line.  He looks happy, in love, rested and ready.
3.  BRANDT SNEDEKER – When is this guy not geared up for Augusta.  Yeah he looks like Opie but come on, he’s a fighter!
2.  LEE WESTWOOD – For the same reason I take him every year.  He constantly buzzes around the leader boards of Majors come Sunday and one of these days he will “Willett” his way into his first major.
1.  JUSTIN ROSE – I think the Olympic win did wonders for Justin backing up his US Open successes.  He loves Augusta, gets comfortable early and is a Major winner.  This year he slips on the Green Jacket… #justsaying #sorrynotsorry

DJ MAKES IT THREE

Dustin Johnson showed signs of complete dominance during his matches this week at the Dell Matchplay, however at times it was certainly not a cake walk.  He jumped out to early leads in both the semi and final matches but allowed those leads to slip away with poor wedge shots in moments where he could have put his competitors away.  Johnson’s short game work from inside 150 yards has been well documented as the key to his recent rise to golf’s #1 spot.  His unmatched power off the tee blended with solid wedge play and decent putting has made him unstoppable.  This is DJ’s third straight win in his past three starts, and second consecutive win since taking over the #1 spot in the official world rankings.  With just two weeks before the Masters, he has plenty of time to sort out his wedge play and enter Augusta as the hands down favorite.