Okay, let’s face it, when it comes to golf, it’s hard to be casual. If you’re like most hard core golfers we know, you just can’t get enough of the game. Of course you want to play, play and then, well, play some more, but you also love to watch. A lot. Especially on those damn rainy days that wash out the best laid plans to get on the course. If you’re like my partner James, you’re totally absorbed on the weekend of a Major. If you’re like my friend Chris, a stone cold golf fanatic, then you’ll watch anybody play anybody and want to read everything about it the next day.
But, there’s always the issue of time. As in, there’s just not enough time to keep up with what’s going in the world of golf, let alone our own golf games. So what do you do when you’ve got a serious golf itch? Where do you go for the latest information about the game you just can’t seem to get enough of? My golf junkie buddy Chris turned me onto a great source. For me, a regular stop to feed my golf addiction has become The Golf Channel. I’m sure you’re familiar with it, but for me discovering the online version, PGA Tour, courtesy of Chris, has been a godsend for keeping up on the game and the personalities.
If you haven’t checked it out, do yourself a favor and do so. There’s tons of great stuff. Me, I love to read intelligent, thoughtful golf writing and that’s where this site really shines in my opinion. Of course you can get the latest PGA and more tour standings, tournament info and leader board stats, but I love the writing, especially the Punch Shots and Backspin features. Those are my two favorites.
Punch Shots (www.thegolfchannel.com/punch-shots/) is cool because you get both sides of a story or an issue from two different writers. I personally like that pro/com format a lot as it’s more informative and thought provoking than just reading one columnists viewpoint. Backspin (www.thegolfchannel.com/tour-insider/backspin/) is perfect for when I don’t have a lot of time. It’s fast, quick opinions on a variety of hot topics. Backspin is in a blog format so you can leave your opinion, which I enjoy.
The columnists on thegolfchannel.com are first rate and there’s all the golf video you could ever want to watch, (well almost, there’s lots of video you need to watch here on Look Around Golf, too lol) including cool golf instruction videos featuring tour pros like Bubba Watson.
For me, the hardest part about thegolfchannel.com is not making the time to get to it, it’s forcing myself to stop and get back to work. Thanks Chris.