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Top 3 Beginner Golf Club Sets
If you’re new to golf, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices out there when it comes to golf clubs. While it’s true that there are a lot of different options available, don’t worry! We’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll recommend three of the best beginner golf club sets to get you started on the right foot.
The Top 5 Golf Courses in New England
Local golfers know exactly which golf courses we're talking about when we say that these are the top 5 golf courses to play on in New England. They include a wide variety of difficult and challenging holes to play on, making them perfect for both amateur and professional golfers alike. So whether you're looking for a new course to play on or you're just trying to find the perfect place to take your next golf vacation, be sure to check out these top 5 courses in New England.
Top 3 Reasons to use a golf rangefinder
A golf rangefinder is an essential part of your golf bag if you want to lower your scores. We take a look at the top three reasons you need one this season. #1 No More Guessing We all have that one friend who thinks they know how far the flag is everytime, just by looking at it. But, let’s face it, how many times are they actually correct? When you own a rangefinder, you can stop relying on your friend for their guesstimate yardages and quickly get exact distances that are down to the decimal. Knowing how far you are away from a given target will help shave strokes off your score immediately! #2 Helps With Club Selection You think you hit an 8 iron 160 yards but aren’t 100% certain. Why don’t you know for certain? Because when you were at the range hitting balls aimlessly at flags randomly placed in front of you, the sign said the red one you were aiming at was 165 yards away. But what that sign didn’t tell you was the tee’s were actually moved forward due to ground repair and the red flag is actually only playing 148. So if you didn’t take out your rangefinder to double check, you would have used your 8 iron and ended up way short. #3 Speeds Up The Game No more walking off distances, or going back and forth with your friend about his guesstimated distance. Both of these take up precious time in between shots and the last thing you want to do is hold up the group behind you because you are arguing over the fact you think the distance is 175 and your friend thinks it’s 165. A rangefinder will eliminate any of this and get you the exact distance in under a second.
Pinned Prize Picks: Farmers Open
The West Coast swing continues this week at a popular public track out West, Torrey Pines. Both the North and South courses will be used again this year, with the weekend hosted on the famous South Course. With a rare Wednesday start to avoid competing with the NFL conference championships, six of the top 10 tee it up this week for a chance at 500 FedEx Cup points and a $7.5 million purse. Our guy Dustin Johnson returns to action for the first time in months after a long winter break with Paulina. Hideki Matsuyama, the only two-time winner this season, looks to build on an impressive start. DeChambeau, Schauffele, JT, Brooks, Patrick Reed (defending champion), Jordan Spieth, Phil - this year’s field features a star-studded cast. Yet analysts seem to be obsessing over a popular pick this week (and rightfully so) - World No. 1 Jon Rahm. His historical success at Torrey Pines is nothing to ignore, most notably his U.S. Open win last year. Since his first career PGA Tour win here in 2017, Rahm has finished seventh or better three times in four starts at this event. Over the last 30 years, the players to average the most birdies-or-better per round at the Farmers are Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm. If you haven’t heard the term Kikuyu before, you will likely be sick of hearing it come Saturday evening. This type of grass lining Torrey Pines is much different than what we typically see. With a sponge-like feel to it, Kikuyu has a tendency to stop a ball almost immediately, preventing any significant roll-out and making bump-and-runs much harder. Players that have a shallow attack angle and smaller divots often have more luck with this type of grass (if you do the research on which PGA players fit this mold, you may be onto something 😉). Players to watch this week Xander Schauffele ($10,100 DK, +1600 to win) While you won’t catch the Pinned boys taking the outright favorite very often, we love Xander this week coming in with the third lowest odds to take it home. After four out of five missed cuts at Torrey early in his career, the California native got back on track in 2021 with a second place finish here. Xander grew up playing his high school golf at Torrey. We usually post 88-92s (unreal for us) at our hometown muni’s, so we have to assume Xander gets the same sort of excitement returning to his childhood track. Sam Burns ($9,700 DK, +2500to win) If you are a casual fan and have not heard the name Sam Burns, that will change this year. Arnold Palmer’s grandson has two PGA tour wins to date, and we expect that number to go up by a few in 2022. With six top-10s in his previous 10 starts dating back to last summer, it is only a matter of time before the Vegas books realize they aren’t giving Sam the respect he deserves. Justin Rose ($7,900 DK, +5000 to win) Justin Rose is a perfect 9/9 on made cuts this year with three top 10s. Rose has an impressive track record at Torrey Pines, highlighted by a win at this very event in 2019. We expect Rose to be hanging around as we head into the weekend, and he could be a good value play in Daily Fantasy Sports.
Golf Rangefinders @ The PGA Championship
Golf rangefinders will be allowed during tournament play for the first time ever this week during the PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina.
Introducing The Ace Golf Rangefinder
Without further ado, we bring you The Ace, our brand new golf rangefinder. We truly believe that it is the best golf rangefinder that we have ever put out since we started Pinned 3 years ago and we aren't even just saying that. The Ace is a feature packed golf rangefinder that offers all the bells and whistles that you need from slope technology, to USB charging capabilities to 800+ year range to a brand new HD LCD screen. We packed this golf rangefinder with all of these features and still bring it to you at an extremely affordable price. We worked with a top of the line design team to assure that the mold fit perfectly in all different sizes of hands and could easily be stored in our hard cover case. We wanted to make this golf rangefinder extremely easy to use so we added a slope switch to turn slope on and off as well as eliminating the need to press and hold the mode button. Simply click the Y/M button to toggle between yards and meter and the target button to quickly get a reading. We are very excited to release our Ace to the public and hope you love it just as much as we do!