"It motivated me a lot (meeting Lorena Ochoa) to keep going and work hard to achieve my dreams. I think I can impact girls in that way. You never know how big an impact you're going to be on people. Just a little smile can change a girl's life," said LPGA Tour player Gaby Lopez.
Lopez is one of the newest players on the tour and an inspiration for the future generations of golf. [MORE]
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Mary Stuart - better known as Mary Queen of Scots - may be most famous for her beheading by the infamous Elizabeth I. But did you know that Mary was also well known as an avid golfer and adoringly referred to as the "Mother of Golf"?
The title bestows great honor on Mary, who died in 1587. If this legendary woman were still alive today, we imagine she'd have some profound advice for today's golfers.
The A Position takes an in-depth look at her would-be, modern-age advice in this entertaining article. [MORE]
“It’s difficult to find that perfect pair, and when you do, you should buy 10.” These words of wisdom from Brendan Sweeney, on finding the perfect golf shoe.
Shopping for golf shoes is a personal choice. What works for one person doesn't for the other. Another tip - Shop for golf shoes before you go to the course. [more]
Or so they thought.
Upon arrival, the two couldn't believe their eyes. Living thousands of miles apart, with different last names from marriage and decades removed from Daniel High School in Clemson, SC, the two suddenly realized... they had, in fact, been long-lost high school friends.
It had been since 1975 when they had last seen or been in contact with each other. Now, 31 years later at the Dixie Cup, the two friends were reunited - paired together playing a game they both grew to love.
Isn't golf great?
World #1, Lydia Ko, won't be living in the Olympic Village during the games. Why? "I feel like I should try and not change my routines that much," said Ko. "I'm staying with my sisters so I should be in a similar atmosphere off the course -- I feel that would be a good way to go.
"I don't want to change my routines that much even though it's the Olympics." [MORE]
Photo Credit: Instagram: @LydsKo
Women's golfers are getting ready for this week's Olympic debut. British Golfer, Charley Hull feels that the Olympics are a chance to “give back to the game.” It's an opportunity to project women’s golf to an international television audience of billions. [MORE]
Photo Credit: Instagram: @CharleyHull12
It's almost here. Women's Golf is back in the Olympics after a 100+ year absence. The pairings for Thursday were released today.
The earliest tee times are 7:30 and the last tee time (with Lydia Ko, Anna Nordqvist and Charley Hull) is scheduled for 11:09. See who your favorite player is paired with. [MORE]
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Today, golf made history by returning to the Olympics after a 112-year absence. Shortly thereafter, on the par-3 fourth hole at the Olympic Golf Course, Justin Rose claimed his piece of history by making the event's first hole-in-one.
Which got us thinking, what does it take to actually make a hole-in-one? Was it luck? Skill? Some combination of patience and persistence?
For the answer, we turned to this Janina Jacob's personal account of her first hole-in-one:
“Your mind is stronger than you think. By concentrating on the trouble, your mind thinks ‘Water! Trees! Sand!’…..and that’s where you’ll go. The mind doesn’t hear ‘don’t.’ Instead, focus on where you want the ball to go.”
For Janina's full take on the experience and what it takes to make a hole-in-one, read her recap at The A Position.
The Golden Bear now has a golden idea. He has created a new course with 12 par-3 holes on it. Jack Nicklaus designed something “unique and different.” The course is more playable for families and below-average golfers.
“You are going to see a lot of hole-in-ones,” said Nicklaus, who has made 21 in his famed career. “And that’s a good thing.” [MORE]
Picture Credit: Facebook @JackNicklaus