What happens when biotech meets golf? The design team channeled their biotechnology background spending six years of research and development before they were ready for USGA approval. There's nothing conventional about this resulting arm lock putter which leans toward the hole at a 12.5 degree angle and kicks micro-flinch to the curb. Shingo Katayama played the AccuLock Ace while topping the leader board at the Japan Golf Tour's Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheyo Masters and its also found a home in Heath Slocum's bag. For those lingering anchoring holdouts moaning about rule 14-1B going into affect , the conforming Acculock Ace may be an easier transition for you.
Nothing worse than when a putt breaks as bad as Heisenberg. One of the biggest putting pet peeves is when a small last second micro-flinch betrays an otherwise steady stroke causing a golfer’s ball to veer off its intended path toward the center of the cup. Check out our review of the unique Acculock Ace flatstick.
Ben Crenshaw and 43 have been buds since the 1980s. Crenshaw's wife Julie posted the above pic of Ben alongside George W Bush's portrait of him which was a gift to mark the couples 30th anniversary.
Canadian Open stalwart Glen Abbey, the very first course Jack Nicklaus designed by himself being eyeballed for redevelopment into a residential community. If the plans go ahead not only will the Golden Bear shed a few tears but what will happen to the notorious Glenn Abbey Ghost?
Broken Stiff Arm Saves at ACE
What happens when your stiff arm, the telescoping travel golf essential with the mini-umbrella top that keeps your clubs from snapping in transit snaps? I was in Crossville TN on a Fairfield Glade Resort bender playing Heatherhurst, Druid Hills, Dorchester and Stonehenge—the courses that make up the Fairfield Glade resort when the calamity struck. After striking out at the local sports stores searching for a replacement, undeterred I headed to an Ace Hardware to see if they could perform some stiff-arm CPR. The plastic head had broken off and the screw connecting it to the pole had gone AWOL but I figured another bolt could do the trick.
The bolt aisle was a bust. None had the right head size to facilitate the reconnection with the top. Danny, the employee who was helping me out was about to shrug his shoulders and call it a day when I had an idea. We could perform simple lobotomy on the remains of the umbrella head by poking a hole in the top and going in that way. Intrigued, Danny flicked open a pocket knife to slice into the hard plastic but it’s thick and tough and couldn’t make any headway. Undeterred Danny resourcefully grabbed a hammer and pounded on the back end of a screwdriver, poking out a divot. My stiff arm was back in business and the total bill came to just eighty-nine cents.
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