Category Archives: PGA Tour

How Iconic is Pebble and the U.S Open?

Some things in life go together so well you wouldn’t think of one without the other.  Think the McCartney and Lennon, the Jackson 5, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Phil and Gambling.  Pebble Beach is the Ying to the U.S Open’s Yang.  Pebble beach opened in 1919 and celebrated its 100th birthday this year.  The old […]

USGA vs The WORLD

Far Hills, NJ… we have a problem. The long standing turf war between the USGA and whomever plays in the U.S Open is starting to rear its ugly head again.  Pebble Beach hosts this years U.S Open and if you listen to most tour pro’s then you would think the USGA is ready to destroy […]

Leave the Pin In Interviews Jimmie James (Played all Golf Digests Top 100 Courses in One Year)

Sometimes when you’re trying to describe something as amazing as what Jimmie James has accomplished it is better to be succinct and let everyone else fill in the details.  “Hello, I’m Jimmie James.  I recently retired and began a one year quest to play the Top 100 Golf Courses in the Country.  I started to […]

Scenes From a Driving Range

So here’s a confession.  I do A LOT of different jobs in the golf world.  Obviously I write for SwingJuice.com.  I also work the pro shop at a driving range, teach at said Driving Range, run fitness programs for Tour Pro’s, ranger at a local course and finally I am one half of the Leave […]

USGA Teams up with The Avengers

Who’s not swept up in Marvel fever these days?  Seems like even the old crust of the USGA realizes it’s a good idea to hitch their wagon to the hottest social commodity out there today.  The USGA has partnered up with none other than Marvel Comics to create a comic book that will have present […]

The Nassau and the Press

Golf and gambling go together like Phil and Phlop shots, Arnie and Ice Tea and Tiger and winning.  One of the new series here at Swing Juice will be a deeper dive into different gambling games that are played on courses all across America.  Whether you’re a whale or you like to gamble a few […]

Wire to Wire

Wire to Wire   Imagine holding the lead of a tournament from the time you made the turn to the back 9…on Thursday.  Imagine sleeping with the stress of holding a lead for three straight nights.  Imagine the thoughts that would drift into your mind about wayward tee shots and four foot missed putts.  The […]

Major of the Month Club

A long time ago in a golf galaxy not so far way the Masters signaled the arrival of Spring across the country.  There was a long drop off before we were greeted with the tough test that is the U.S Open, we jumped right into the Open Championship a few weeks later and summer ended […]

The Black Sign

You’ve never been to Long Island.  You believe Long Island should be its own state.  The black course holds a mythological place in your mind.  Whatever category you fall into, one thing is certain.  You know the sign… “WARNING,” “The Black Course Is An Extremely Difficult Course Which We Recommend Only For Highly Skilled Golfers.” […]

My Bethpage

The Mecca of Public Golf.  The Peoples Country Club.  The Beast. There are many ways to describe the Black Course, found in Bethpage on New York’s Long Island.  Bethpage State Park and the world-renowned Black Course have hosted the United States Open in 2002 and 2009 and the Barclays in 2012 and 2016. This week, […]