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Ever complain about a bad shot?

Posted by Dave on Sunday, June 10, 2012

Watch this.


A Big Thanks

Posted by Dave on Thursday, May 3, 2012

Well, the first winter of 2 Play the Tips is over.  We played a lot of courses, we added some reviews, and we've noticed that you've noticed. 

I just want to thank all you folks that revisit our site and enjoy what we're doing.  Playing these places is a total treat, and we l...

The Opening Day Live Blog!

Posted by Dave on Thursday, April 5, 2012

Welcome to the 2 Play the Tips live blog for the 2012 Masters!


Jason will be live tweeting the tournament as well, so make sure you follow us @2playthetips on Twitter!

7:15 PM EST -


A Walk-off Swing

Posted by Jason on Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Recently, I experienced one of the greatest golfing moments of my short life. What makes golf so special is the people you play with, the places you play, and the shots you hit that keep you coming back for more. For a moment, I had all three come together.  The result w...

I can almost hear the voice of Jim Nantz

Posted by Dave on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Here we are again.  The first major in 8 months.  The first of the year.  A tradition.

I've never been one to watch a ton of sports.  For four days in early April, though, I'm glued to the TV.  There's nothing else like it.  The history.  The property.&nbs...

I guess they're real people, too

Posted by Dave on Tuesday, March 13, 2012


One of the cool things about living and working in Palm Beach Gardens, FL is running in to PGA Tour players on a fairly regular basis.  I saw Tiger yesterd...

What's in the Bag. The Dream Version

Posted by Jason on Friday, January 20, 2012

This year, even more than other years, I've been really interested in the new equipment that manufacturers are coming out with. Some companies are coming out with some really exciting stuff and I'm chomping at the bit to put some new clubs in the bag this year because mostly all of my clubs are getting a ...

Oakland Hills Hole-by-Hole

Posted by Dave on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

In preparation for the Oakland Hills (South) review, I wrote down a hole-by-hole description of the course.  Believe it or not, this was really the first time I've done this for a course (OK, I lied.  I did it for Cypress).  I figured it would be a good idea to share it.  It's kind of ...

Finding the Secret in the Dirt

Posted by Jason on Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ben Hogan said "The secret is in the dirt."

Today, under the tutelage of Bill Davis, I have officially begun my formal quest to find the secret. My goals are to place in the money in my Illinois PGA section events next year and to qualify f...


Posted by Dave on Saturday, November 19, 2011

Really, President's Cup???

Really, Internationals???

Come on!  This was boring.  I'm bored.  I was basically rooting for the Internationals just so that it would be interesting. 

This competition put me to sleep.  Figuratively.  It put Jason t...

I'm feeling Presidential

Posted by Dave on Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm sitting here watching the President's Cup, and there's a number of things going through my mind. 

1.) Royal Melbourne is a ridiculous golf course.  I love it.  This is how more courses need to play on the PGA Tour.  These guys are out here on a course that's unde...

I get by with a little help from my... Family.

Posted by Dave on Friday, October 28, 2011

I'm in the midst of a journey.  A golf journey.  So far, in the last 7 days, I've played Inverness Club in Toledo, OH, Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, NY, Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown, PA, and Huntingdon Valley Country Club in Huntingd...

My Bold Predictions

Posted by Jason on Thursday, October 27, 2011

More PGA tour players will be using a long putter than a conventional putter in 2012. this club will revolutionize the game in much the same way the sand wedge and the metal wood did.

Just like belly putters will revolutionize the game, so too will more comfortable street shoe golf shoes. One day, golf...

Cheat! It's Legal!

Posted by Jason on Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hi folks, I'm Ron Popiel, and I have a very, VERY special offer for you today.  

Ever have the yips before? How bout the yanks? How bout even the pulls or the pushes?

(Audience) "YEEEESSSS...

No cell phones on the golf course

Posted by Dave on Sunday, August 14, 2011

I decided today that I was going to practice a little bit, so I taped the PGA Championship.  Obviously this is always dangerous.  You have to start every conversation off with "Don't say anything about the tournament...", as well as do your best to screen text messages and, in my case, tur...

PGA Championship Twitter Challenge

Posted by Jason on Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Hey 2 Play the Tips twitter fans,

Thanks for participating in the PGA Championship Twitter Challenge. Below you will find your name and your golfers name and score. You will be able to keep track of your scores and your competitors here all week. If your golfer happens to win the PGA Championship, you ...

Golf and I are on a break

Posted by Dave on Friday, July 29, 2011

I came to the conclusion recently that I'm in a sexless marriage.

...with golf. 

Not to sound like a bad Titleist commercial, but I put a lot in to my game.  And I've endured a long while of not getting much out of it.  At least in the form of on-course victories. ...

Southern (Indiana) Hospitality...

Posted by 2playthetips on Friday, July 29, 2011

While I (Dave) have been going to French Lick pretty much my whole life (see The Decision), last year was Jason's first experience.  I feel as though those who saw French Lick ten years ago would appreciate it a lot more now than people whose...

They say the ball doesn't know how old you are...

Posted by Dave on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jack Nicklaus won at least three majors in three different decades.  Think about that. 

His first win on the PGA Tour was the 1962 US Open.  He was 22.  His final win on tour was the 1986 Masters.  He was 46.  ...Flare for the dramatic much?

I am 24 yea...

Missed Cuts and Cut Caddies

Posted by Jason on Thursday, July 21, 2011

The recent news that Stevie Williams, longtime caddy and friend of Tiger Woods, was kicked off the bag got me thinking about what this could mean for the rest of Tiger's career. As the saga continues to unfold, more and more people - the media especially - add their two cents to the equation as if they have a...

Playing Conditions

Posted by Jason on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What makes for good playing conditions at a course these days?

People at the club I work at are always extremely concerned with course conditioning.  The two most important questions I get are "How green are the fairways?" and "How lush is the rough?"  Let's not forget...

The Decision

Posted by Dave on Monday, July 18, 2011

In 1985, my uncle made a decision.  In the years since, that decision has been viewed in many different lights by many different people in my family.  Adjectives to describe the decision have, at one time or another, varied widely in tone and connotation. 

An ad in the Chicago Tribune th...

Open Championship Twitter Challenge

Posted by Jason on Sunday, July 17, 2011

Thanks for participating in The Open Championship Twitter Challenge by @2playthetips.

Sorry, no one won the prize this time but be sure to participate in the PGA Championship Challenge this August.

UPDATE: Champion Golfer of the Year, DARREN C...

Launch Time and Things to Come

Posted by Jason on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

For those of you who were following us on our old site, and for those of you who are just catching wind of what were doing, we are aiming to make the website as nice, as cool, and interactive as possible. I hope you guys all enjoy some of the new stuff thats already up, and I hope you take advantage of the new fe...

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...

Posted by Dave on Friday, July 8, 2011

Well hello there readers!

I'm pretty pumped about relaunching  We've put a lot of hard work and long hours in to revamping the site, so hopefully you get as much out of it as we do.  Essentially the site flows a lot better and its easier to find information about cou...