Hallson Golf BLOG


4/9/2019 6:45:24 PM

Attended the Masters Monday 4-8, WOW an experience of a life time. Everything is done to perfection. Parking, food service, getting from parking to the course. Nothing is left to chance. All food service, toilets, extra building are hidden by plants and trees. Walk in at 7:20 to practice area Tiger, Couples and J Thomas warming up for an 8am start on the back 9. At 8am already several thousand following this group. Number #12 Amen corner par 2, Thomas goes a long over the flag and green, Tiger hits it to 2 feet, crowd already goes nuts. Freddy hits it inside Tiger to 1 foot. Tiger is impressed, gives Freddy the old fist bump. At 16, all 3 go to the front of the tee and hit the skip on the water ball at the same time, Tiger hits the best shot. What an experience to see. Food is really that cheap, $1.50 and $2 for sandwiches, $1.50 all drinks, including beer, everything is labeled MASTERS, no brand names allowed anywhere. Merchandise building is another matter, extremely well ran, but everything is $$$, polos $89 to $250, hats $28 and up, 140 cashers and they are all busy. All staff is well trained to make every experience positive. Go to the bath room and you will be welcomed, greeted and thanked by multiple people thanking for attending the Masters and to enjoy your day. If anyone ever ask you to go, make it happen. The slogan an experience like no other is completely true.

Golf Deals at Masters Time

4/3/2019 7:40:05 AM

Between now and the Masters numerous websites will offer great deals. Callaway and Taylormade have cut prices on last years clubs. All the major golf ball brands are doing buy 3 get 4th free. Callaway is adding the 3 alignment lines to the Chrome Soft ball. Check out William(Bill) Murray Golf for some unique clothes. Golf Grip companies have brought back the Pistol Grip, check out GolfWorks.com for the best selection. Remember to help us out, use our links and Google Search, yes we get a penny now and then.

Garcia Again

4/1/2019 6:28:44 AM

Will give Garcia a small break and take him at his after the match comments about taking responsibility. Sure seemed during the match that was not the case. Take time to make this a learning effort for young and old, the rules of golf are not flexible, stay cool, keep your head, 1 shot can come back to haunt you. We all get my mad over a shot, learn a routine just like a pre-shot routine to do when this happens. I try to just turn away from the situation and immediately think about something other than golf. Kuchar talks to himself off Mattie that was terrible. Lessens to be learned by all. Congrats to Kisner but he needs to learn how to give an interview, get pumped up just just won, get excited.

Golfweek.com Driver Summary for 2019

3/27/2019 8:43:21 AM

Golfweek.com has a good break down of all the 2019 drivers, pros, cons, etc. Nice place to start if you looking for a driver. My thought is always hit before you buy, to much money for a mistake. https://golfweek.com/2019/03/26/new-drivers-arriving-in-pro-shops-for-spring-2019/

Callaway Fanbeat Challenge

3/27/2019 8:16:44 AM

Callaway and Fanbeat is doing a contest for this weeks Dell Event https://www.fanbeat.com/golfchannel/

Taylormade M6 Fairway Wood

3/22/2019 1:46:44 PM

Tried out the M6 Fairway Wood today, liked the feel and sound of the club, got fairly good distance, I tend to hit fairway woods low and this was still lower than I like so it did not help that for me. For anyone try clubs before you buy them, try on multiple days, most swing change some from day to day. I would put the M6 on a list one woods to try out. Always try at the course if you can, worst case, it will cost you, but Club Champion fitting process works. Heads are important but shafts are more important. Most people get to stiff a shaft. Also ignore shaft firmness letters in graphite. There is no standard in graphite, each maker just labels them to meet their needs. Again ignore the letter, get what you hit the best. In general the less firm the shaft the more pop you get.

Update on Titleist Golf Ball Offer

3/22/2019 1:34:22 PM

All major vendors now have the Titleist Golf Bag Offer up, if you have not done it before, you make a purchase for 3 dozen personalized balls and you get 4 dozen shipped to you. Don't put the 4th in your cart, the 4th will come direct from Titleist. The offer is from Titleist not any store. This offer has occurred for several years now and usually last until Fathers Day.

The Players

3/17/2019 6:41:10 PM

Just what TV likes, at 1 point 5 players were tied for the lead. Give Rory credit he hung in there after Sat and got the job done today. While that is a good story, Jim is a better one. I guy who did not even get into the event until Monday, at 48 comes within 1. Great job. Hard to rate Tiger, take away 1 hole he is at -10, which is 16th. Not bad, but also not looking like a guy ready to win a major.


3/14/2019 1:47:17 PM

Taylormade is copies the Callaway Ball Truvis, but why not. I can tell you from using the Callaway version is it great for practice and play. It really lets you see the spin you put on chip shots so it is great feedback. I have seen Phil using the Callaway ball in practice rounds. I find it also helps you focus on normal shots to look at a spot on the ball for great focus. The New TP5 is a good ball. For most us, any of the high end balls can do the trick. I have played ProV1x, Callaway Chrome Soft and Taylormade TP5. Like all 3, for me Callaway seems to fly a bit further. TP5 might be better, still testing.

Who Writes This Stuff

3/13/2019 7:58:17 PM

Been playing golf 40 years, hold a 4 handicap, almost never miss a fairway 240ish off the tee, just so so iron player, average at best putter, better chipper than most. I built clubs for people for 10 years, sold travel bags and golfs bags to 10 years online, still do all general maintenance on my own clubs. Carried the score sign at the FedEx St Jude event for 25 years, so I have walked 100 rounds with PROS. The 500 ranked guy plays a different game than we do.


3/13/2019 7:45:20 PM

Happy Camper...I have been blessed with 2 tickets to the Monday practice round at the MASTERS. Never been, I can not wait for the experience. Monday, cameras are allowed so I will be posting pictures. Plan on walking the entire course, want to see the guys bounce balls off the water on 16. I write about the experience later.

Titleist Golf Ball Offer

3/13/2019 7:33:56 PM

From now until Fathers Day buy 3 dozen, get the 4th dozen free. Includes getting 3 lines imprinted on the ball, good offer.

Slow Play

2/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Tour has to do something about slow play. They already have a person walking with each group taking down all the stats, detailing every shot. Add a process for them to press hit and time stamp it. You can easily see who is taking to long. Take the list and post to the world just like every other stat. Shame them into faster play. I play with a group that can walk, carry the bag, 4 guys and we play in 3 hours. 3:15 on a slow day, it is not hard.

New Equipment

2/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Not that equipment has not made golf easier and made PROS hit the ball further, but I doubt if average hacker sees that much difference. If I had the extra 5 to 7 yards for each generation of new drivers since 2000, I should be hitting it 300+ yards. I know they need to sell equipment, but lets be real can the guy with a 15 handicap really tell the difference between the last 3 Callaway drivers. Not picking on Callaway you could be put in any equipment company.