Author: Jay

The Ball

That is what they call it, “The Ball”… Just The Ball, you can purchase it at ineedtheball.com. As described on their website; “The only three piece cast urethane Golf Ball with tungsten core technology on the market. “The Ball” combines the makeup of a high-performance ball with the core of a distance ball.” I urge you to visit their site to learn more as well as read more testimonials in addition to the one I am about to share with you. As you can see, the ball makes for some unique photographic opportunities, but how does it perform? I have been playing golf for quite some time, thus, have seen the technology, and claims of golf balls grow exponentially. I have a draft that is nearing two years old now where I attempted to compare four name brand golf balls. It is still a draft because I quickly discovered that what began as a blog post quickly began to have the potential to be a graduate school dissertation! What is more, as with most “technology” and products these days, I realized that the actual balls I intended to compare would be replaced within the fiscal year. I make exception here because this ball was touted by a couple people I follow and have connected with on Twitter who made me want to give this ball a try. Those gentlemen...

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Play Golf With Jay

This past week, I played my first round of golf of the 2013 season. Yes, the date on this post is accurate, it is July! Due to schedule, health, and weather, I just have not been able to get out on the course. If you want to know more about the most ambiguous of those three, head over to the JaysGolfVlog Channel on Youtube. As with most things, I’m fairly candid on those vlogs. However, this particular blog post is meant to be far more jovial. I brought my Kodak PlaySport and Joby GorillaPod with the intention of filming a few holes, shot by shot, as though you were playing along with me. I also used the Vine app quite often as well. If you are a Vine user, please do follow me, “JaysGolf”. Let me know what you think about the videos, if you like them I’ll do more! If you don’t like them, I’ll still do more anyway! For now, enjoy the videos and stay tuned for more! Here is a compilation of the Vines I shot while...

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Don’t Tee It Forward

I do not like the TEE IT FORWARD Campaign and I will tell you why. First though, a bit about what Tee It Forward is about. From PGA.com: “TEE IT FORWARD encourages all golfers to play the course at a length that is aligned with their average driving distance. Golfers can speed up play by utilizing tees that provide the greatest playability and enjoyment. ‘Simply put, TEE IT FORWARD can make golf much more fun for millions of people”, said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “We believe that by moving up to another set of tees, golfers will experience an exciting, new approach to the game that will produce more enjoyment and elevate their desire to come back and play even more golf.'” Before I tear into that quote let me help you understand where my mind is on this. When I began playing there were four tee boxes; Pro’s, Men’s, Ladies, and Senior’s. Now that we have become a gender-neutral society, the middle two tee descriptions have become confused. Laws such as the one in Washington state, “Washington State Gender-Neutral Vocabulary Law“, make it so make it so we cannot refer to a fisherman as a “fisherman”, only “fisher”, etc. Thus, gone are the Men’s and Ladies tees, replaced by various colors, depending on the course you are playing. While I believe in equality, I also believe...

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A Good Golfer

I often think these days how our memories work. Some things that I am working on and that have been going on in my life have caused me to scour my mind’s database, but that is a story for another time. I have thought about how much of what we say we remember actually happened the way we think it did? That is not to suggest that we are making things up, or embellishing on purpose, as much as how our brain works and what our “mind’s eye” conjures. Also, our individual perception of the past occurrence will almost always conflict with that of another person who was in the situation with you. Why did I begin this blog like this? How does this relate to golf? Well, assuming you have read my blogs before, you know I tend to use golf as a method to get introspective. Usually it stems from what happened to me that day out on the course. This case will deal with the past, hence why I brought up the topic of how memories materialize. Now in the event you didn’t know, or read my About page, I played golf for my high school for three seasons, sophomore through senior years. Thinking back on this, I feel very proud that I was able to accomplish this. Recently, I was sitting in the waiting area...

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Review | NexBelt – The Belt With No Holes

I have what some might refer to as an obsession with belts. I can never seem to find a belt that is what I now would say is “JaysGolf Approved” (yes, that is turning into a thing). In my lifetime I can only remember three belts with which I have had no problems. Many times I find myself in-between holes, or they are of poor quality and after one summer season, warp out of shape. Of the three belts that I love; one is a brown leather belt from Aberchrombie & Fitch that has lasted 14 years to date, second is a high end black leather dress belt from Jos. A. Bank Clothiers which I use when I “suit up”, and lastly, a black leather belt with a fabric lining from Lands’ End that was labeled a “Golfer’s Belt”. None of these are available any longer. Thus, I am always on the hunt for my next favorite belt. My hope is that the belt I bring you today might become that elusive fourth favorite. This is a belt from NexBelt, and as their tag line states, it’s “the belt with no holes”. My first thought was “this might solve one of my problems!” It is what is known as a ratcheting belt, where it has no holes and cinches to 1/4″ increments. Theoretically, you will never find yourself in-between...

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