What a difference a year makes. Last year we had rainy cold weather through much of the country,

Bubba won a boring Masters, Phil and Tiger were nowhere to be seen, and a kid named Jordan was just

a great potential that hadn’t happened yet.


The Match Play in San Francisco is a good example of the improvements in the year. A better format

meant all the big names played at least 3 days. A final with the world’s #1 Rory McIlroy and longballer

Gary Woodland was fun to watch. Some of Rory’s clutch shots and important putts reminded me of the

man in red, who will now be playing much more golf, (more time on his hands now that he and Lindsey

Vonn are done). Rounds played are way up in the Midwest, plus lots of interest in new product and

custom fitting. To make it even more exciting, Rory and Jordan have the potential to be the next Jack

and Arnie or Tiger and Phil, just what golf needs for the next 10-15 years.


So, make 2015 your year for golf. Play more, Play better, and watch some fun golf on TV, starting with

the “5th major”, the Players Championship this weekend. Golf is hot again!