Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Here's a follow-up for rookies on Twitter . . .
Check out article on PC Magazine - Top 10 Twitters Tips for Beginners

Let me know how to "follow" you when you start tweeting!
Find me at BusinessGolfPro

Friday, February 13, 2009

Staying connected and sharing interests & ideas . . .
Are You Using Twitter?

What in the world is Twitter?

That's exactly what I asked when I was first exposed to it while attending last year's Olympic Trials at the National Whitewater Center. (I attempted to use it, but was unsuccessful, so I forgot about it for several months.)

The second time I heard about Twitter was via free marketing podcasts I downloaded from iTunes. My natural curiosity peaked when I heard there were 1,000,000 people using it!

I suspect that many of you are connected to the Internet in a variety of ways including social and business networking sites like Facebook, Linked-In or Plaxo. Twitter is unique & more business oriented . . .

It is described as a "Real-time, short (140 characters) messaging service that works over multiple networks and devices." .


"The singular thing that distinguishes Twitter from blogs, RSS, IM, email, etc. is synergy. It is the synergy between people’s individual streams that makes Twitter special. This happens because of an increasingly large and diverse user base, because of retweeting and other meme-spreading mechanisms, and because of serendipitous interactions and spontaneous conversations."

I am a rookie tweeter at Twitter and an enthusiastic "student". I'm interested in your thoughts and uses for Twitter . . . please share.

Friday, February 6, 2009


Here's my report from last week's PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida.

First of all the economic struggles were very evident with less vendors & attendees in recent years. Frankly, I enjoyed not having to fight the usual crowds!

Below is a snippet of what I experienced and liked in new equipment:

TITLEIST www.titleist.com
All of my "test drives" were hit at the indoor range in the convention center so ball flight was limited.

Fairway Woods
909F2 is a high launch with mid spin; I liked the their multi-relief sole design for shots from the rough. ( great players who struggle with getting fairway woods airborne)
909F3 is a mid launch with low spin with a small, deeper face for greater shot control
Both models were visually pleasing and easy to swing.
909H - I am very picky about hybrids, but I loved these and will probably have one or two in my bag this season. With a "modern chassis" this club soled nicely and got the ball airborne with ease.

AP2 - if you like the feel of forged clubs & the forgiveness of perimeter weighting. These clubs had a great feel. I can't wait to see ball flight on Trackman or an outdoor setting. Performance clubs for ball flight workability.

AP1 - with a thin top-line you are hardly aware you are swing a cast iron. Multi-materials: steel mixed with a tungsten nickel sole, elastomer bar and aluminum cavity. Great for gaining a higher trajectory.

CALLAWAY www.callawaygolf.com
Woods & Hybrids - I absolutely loved the feel of the Big Bertha Diablo. Great feel & performance sole for achieve higher trajectory.

Irons - in the past I've not been a big fan of Callaway . . . I've always had difficulty "feeling" shots.
XZ-22 - "higher level of feel for skilled players" paired with forgiveness and a "sleek" look. I really liked the feel of these irons.
Women's X-22 - great feel with these irons as well

Next report . . . The Answer to lower back