The Ultimate Guide To Golf Drivers

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by Ryan S, Jul 18, 2016

Golf Driver

If you have played golf once, twice, a thousand times, maybe somewhere inbetween, you have had the pleasure of getting to hit a golf driver. It is arguably the most exciting club in the bag to hit. It can also be the most infuiating... but we try to supress that feeling usually. If you have never played before, you have surely seen a driver at some point. It is the one used in stereotypical ads when protraying golf. The driver is one of the most fundamental clubs in golf, even if you hear someone swearing off using the 'stupid thing'. It's a complicated little tool alright, so let's go over some of the details.

What is a Golf Driver?

The golf driver is one of the many clubs a golfer has in his golf bag. Oftentimes, the most expensive one too. Relatively, the golf driver is a club that is designed to propel a golf ball the farthest. A golf driver is designed such that it has the largest club head, the longest shaft and the least amount of loft. A ball hit using a golf driver can travel up to an average of 225-300+ yards, if used correctly. It is the club that is used off the tee off box to get the most yardage out of the ball. Today, the market is filled with a vast array of golf drivers that come in many sizes and characteristics.

Read on as we go over some of the many characteristics!

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Black Mountain Golf Course: Review

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by Ryan S, May 30, 2016

In 2015 I got to play Black Mountain Golf Course, and am finally going ot post my review. My first impression of this course is that it felt very tucked away and exclusive. You drive up the side of the hill/mountain to get to the clubhouse. You do pass some residential buildings along the way, but as you get closer to the course the houses seem to get more luxourious... the first signs of an exclusive area.

The clubhouse was well kept and fairly new looking. It had a good sized proshop and a big restaurant. It was a Thursday morning when we went there, and, while there was other people on the course it was pretty quiet. The price was on the highest end of all the courses we played, with the round costing $95.... However, this price included a cast and a $10 food voucher for the restaurant for after the round, so relatively this wasn't too bad. That being said the power cart is mandatory so you can't get the round cheaper thinking you walk. Plus, this is a long course with a lot elevation changes so you wouldn't want to walk it anyways.

Black Mountain Golf Course

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Two Eagles Golf Course: Review

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by Ryan S, May 16, 2016

Two Eagles golf course

Last summer, while in Kelowna, I got to play Two Eagles Golf Course. I took lots of notes and strokes while playing this one so I could write a review for you guys.

This course is located in West Kelowna (Westbank), which was convenient for us since we were staying near there. It is a shorter course, but not a true par 3 course. There was a big mix of par 3 and par 4s, with a couple of par 5s in the mix. This means, for the most part you won't be using your longer clubs that often, but can still bring them out on a few holes.

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Sunset Ranch Golf & Country Club: Review

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by Ryan S, May 13, 2016

Sunset Ranch Golf Course

As you may or may not know, I am from Alberta, so while we have a lot of nice courses in the area, we don't have any beautiful mountainous courses like that of Sunset Ranch in Kelowna, BC. I have played the semi-mountainous courses before like Brewster's Kananaskis Ranch in Canmore.

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by Ryan S, Apr 08, 2016

In case you missed it yesterday, Ernie Els, moved way up on my list of favorite golfers!

Why?! You ask...

Well, I called a bunch of my buddies on the tour to wish them luck at The Masters like I usually do... We chatted about golf obviously, and I explained that my putting was struggling the other day and how it was frustrating. A couple of them told me, "Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. You just have to brush it off and keep going!".

Right. I thought to myself.

Then, my pal Ernie Els steps up on the first hole and takes on for the team.

The team, in this scenario, is all of us amatuer golfers who struggle on the green every once in a while.

Ernie was within 3 ft, yes 3ft, the type of shot you would expect pro's to just pick up the ball and walk away because it is a gimmie.

Ernie took his shot.... HE MISSED?!?! What?

Then we went on to miss the next 3 putts to ultimately end up with a total of 6 putts! Ouch!

Have a look at the video here:


After this WORST FIRST HOLE IN MASTERS HISTORY, Ernie finish the rest of the round shooting only 3 over par, for a total of +8. 

If this was me, I would be on tilt, and the rest of the round would be full of boogies! But Ernie pulled it together pretty well.

So, I just want to say THANK YOU ERNIE!!

Thank you for being a nice guy and showing me that anyone can miss those putts. 

Thank you for showing me that it is possible to regroup and play well after this happens.

Thank you for reminding me that I should never pick up the ball on the green and assume it is a gimmie.

You took one for the team on a world stage. That takes guts, and that's why you moved up on my list of favorite golfers!

Good luck in the rest of the tournament. You can check out the Leader Board Here.


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