Rukket Sports - Golf Nets PDF Print E-mail


By Jason Bruno

If you're like me, practicing is a passion. The desire to stay competitive and continue improving

is never ending. Getting to the course or the range is often the biggest challenge for so many with

busy schedules...that's where Rukket Sports factors in. We first noticed the "Haack Net" (designed

by college coach Chris Haack) at the PGA Show in Orlando a few weeks back. Their golf nets are

really easy to construct, within minutes of unpacking the box, I was hitting golf shots.


One of the things rarely mentioned when considering purchasing a golf net for your personal

use is the amount of money saved on range balls (I only use premium urethane golf balls like

Pro V1's when I'm practicing at home) and the convenience of having it all outside your doorstep

. . . Rain or shine, indoor or out you can practice as much as you'd like. The Haack golf net is

constructed of five ply - 3/4 inch netting, steel and fiberglass frame. I especially liked the side

nets, keeps golf balls from rebounding away from the hitting area.




My personal set up at the compound sits beside my synthetic putting green. I use it to work

on fundamentals (I often use in junction with Zepp technology, that keeps track of swing plane,

swing speed, and tempo) and just the overall process without constantly getting hung up on

results. I prefer to start testing drivers here first to get a sense for how each feels before taking

to the course for further testing. The Rukket net is sturdier than the previous set up I had

installed previously, the only factor of concern is how well the frame will hold up to the South

Florida elements as compared to the PVC unit I used previously.


If you want to practice on your terms, Rukket Sports has a variety of golf nets and accessories

to help you set up your very own practice station.







Snedeker Dominates at Pebble Beach PDF Print E-mail



Brandt Snedeker celebrates his victory Sunday at Pebble Beach

Monterey, California - Brandt Snedeker had recently fallen out of the top 50 in the

official world ranking, keeping him from gaining entry into the biggest events

on the PGA Tour schedule, including his favorite - The Masters. Snedeker was

practically mistake free all week, making only one bogey on his way to a Sunday 67

and an AT&T National Pro Am tournament record 22 under par. Snedeker's performance

was a testimony to the work he's done with Butch Harmon since last year's U.S Open.


"For me to play one bogey in 72 holes, I've never thought that was possible. He (Butch)

did a great job of kind of helping me understand how I swing the club, what I need to do

to be successful, " Snedeker said. "The great thing about Butch is he's not technical at all.

He instills confidence in you when you don't realize he's doing it. We might have a three

hour practice session and he might say one thing about my swing and 15 things about

the mental side of it or what you should be thinking in certain situations or what he learned

from Seve or Tiger or anybody else. He's got all these little nuggets that are great that

come in handy on days like today."


Snedeker was ranked 63rd when play began Sunday, but after dominating at Monterey

Peninsula Golf Club, Spyglass and Pebble . . . he'll once again play the WGC events, including

Doral, Match Play and his favorite - The Masters.


Nick Watney finished solo second at -19. 54 hole leader Jim Furyk finished tied for seventh

after struggling Sunday shooting a final round 74.





Jason Day Wins at Torrey, Goydos Takes Allianz PDF Print E-mail


Jason Day celebrates his win Sunday at Torrey Pines

San Diego, California - Jason Day got off to a hot start in 2014, winning the WGC Accenture

Match Play, but then a thumb injury lingered throughout the year and derailed his year.

Healthy in 2015, Day is once again looking to climb the world rankings. On Sunday it was Day

who (after shooting a final rd 70) prevailed in a four man playoff to win the Farmers Insurance

Open and capture his third PGA Tour title on Sunday over J.B Holmes, Harris English and Defending

Champion Scott Stallings (who were all tied at 9 under par after 72 holes of regulation).


After Day and Holmes made birdies on the first playoff hole (the 18th hole), Stallings and

English were eliminated. The par 3 sixteenth (the second playoff hole) was where it all ended

when J.B Holmes couldn't manage to make par. Day after hitting his tee shot to 15 ft, had a

routine two putt par to close the deal.


Day reflected afterwards: "I visualized myself winning and holding the trophy before this week.

I was in palm Springs thinking about it, just trying to visualize over and over in my head.

Obviously I need to go out and play good golf, but that's kind of what I did at the Match Play

and that's what I did here this week. So obviously that tells me that I need to start doing that

a lot more and really wanting to get to that No.1 spot."








Paul Goydos celebrates his career Champions Tour title Sunday at Broken Sound

Boca Raton, Florida - On a day at Broken Sound where nine players had a share of the lead at

one point, it was not one of the big named legends that outlasted the field . . . it was longtime

journeyman Paul Goydos. Tied for the lead on the last at -11, Goydos' approach on the par 5

finished just over the back of the green. Goydos hit a superb bump and run chip down the slope

to within a foot and tapped in for birdie and the victory at the Allianz Championship.


Goydos' scrappy 3 under par 69 was good enough to reach -12, and get the job done by one

shot over Gene Sauers. Afterward Goydos acknowledged just that, "It was a shootout without

great scores, the course played tough today." The win was the second Champions Tour title for

Paul Goydos.

Sauers birdied the final two holes for a final round 67 (-11), it was his forth Champions Tour

runner-up finish. Fred Funk, Michael Allen and John Huston all finished tied for third at -10.













Rory Wins in Dubai, Koepka Takes WM Phoenix Open PDF Print E-mail


Rory McIlroy celebrates his win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic



Dubai, UAE - World No.1 Rory McIlroy said he was tired of so many recent runner up

finishes, this week in Dubai at Emirates Golf Club he changed that pattern in a big

way. McIlroy's Friday 64 set up a weekend where he didn't need heroics to win.

Solid rounds of 66-70 over the final two rounds was more than enough...he finished

at 22 under par for a 3 stroke victory.


"It's nice to be able to put my name on that trophy again," said McIlroy. "It felt like I was

coming (in) second every time I was teeing it up, so it was time for a change and obviously

the way I wanted to go was one better and thankfully I was able to do that today. I played

very nicely all week, I did what I needed to do today. I didn't play quite as well as the first

three days, but I played a solid round of golf and kept my nose in front."


Sweden's Alex Noren who shot a final round 65 to finish second 3 shots behind McIlroy, has

been practicing at the Bear's Club in Jupiter this off-season (where McIlroy is also a member).

Noren missed most of 2014 with wrist injuries, and afterward was thrilled with his performance:

"It was an amazing day, an amazing week, I missed it so much...feeling my pulse and some

nervousness, it's really nice. I never thought of winning, he's playing so good. I was just trying

to get a nice finish in, keep making birdies and try to stay up with the other guys. I was pretty

unsure even two months ago if I was going to play again this early, it's tough when you don't

know if the hand is holding up, and that's been a little bit of a problem, but it turned out better

than I thought."


McIlroy heads to Ireland to face the lawsuit against him from his former management company.

The next scheduled start for the 25 year old Ulsterman is at the Honda Classic in Palm Beach








Scottsdale, Arizona - On Super

Bowl Sunday in the town

hosting the big game, Brooks

Koepka's 50 ft eagle putt on

the 15th hole was the equivalent

of an 80 yd bomb in the NFL.

He played mistake free the

rest of the way to shoot 66

and win by an extra point, -15

to -14 over Ryan Palmer, Bubba

Watson and Hydeki Matsuyama.

It was the first PGA Tour win

for the native of West Palm


Koepka has set some goals for

himself this year, "I wanted to

come out this year, get a win,

make the Presidents Cup team

and further down the road make

the Ryder Cup. I don't see why

I can't. I feel like my game is

ready for that. I am ready for

majors and to win them."












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