Just picture yourself on a clear spring evening, sitting on your back porch with your best friends burnin' off one of the finest cigars in your humidor and shootin' the bull. That's what we're about here in Matt Snyder's "Cigar Lounge".
Cigar Lounge - 9/13/10
Losing your golf ball is never a good thing. Sometimes you know as soon as you make contact that the ball is gone and sometimes it's a surprise.
Cigar Lounge - 9/7/10
Lining Up Your Putts
It doesn't matter how many good shots you hit in the course of your round, if you can't putt, you can't score.
Cigar Lounge - 8/30/10
The Evolution of the Golf Bag
Back in the day, a golf bag was a golf bag. They didn't vary much and about the only difference from one to another was the number of pockets.
Cigar Lounge - 8/17/10
What Where They Thinking
The PGA Championship proved to be another great week of golf and for the PGA Tour. Unfortunately, the rules committee did their best to ruin, or at least taint, the finish forever.
Cigar Lounge - 8/16/10
Red and Yellow Hazards
The game of golf has just about as many rules and interpretations as every other major sport combined! The number of different crazy scenarios that occur on a golf course seems to be infinite.
Cigar Lounge - 8/9/10
Winter Rules All Season Long
I want to make an argument for why winter rules should always be a part of the game.
Cigar Lounge - 8/2/10
Everyone starts his or her rounds the same way, with high hopes of a great round, but what happens when things aren't going so great?
Cigar Lounge - 7/27/10
Playing Through Properly
Last week we discussed how to have a slower group waive you through. Today we'll look at how to play the hole without blowing it!
Cigar Lounge - 7/19/10
In my 15 years of working at golf courses, I've learned to do just about everything that there is to do on a golf course. One of the more simple and fun tasks that I've conquered is cutting cups.
Cigar Lounge - 7/14/10
As we stand on the tee box and watch the group in front of us search for a ball that is only about 30 yards from the tee, we can't help but wonder if they are going to let us play through.
Cigar Lounge - 7/6/10
These Guys Are Good, But How Good?
Every time that I watch the PGA Tour, I am impressed with the ability of those players. However, I am also curious of how much of their success is attributed to all the luxuries of a Tour pro.
Cigar Lounge - 6/28/10
The Way It Should Be
It's starting to sound repetitive, but what a great tournament for the PGA Tour again this week!
Cigar Lounge - 6/21/10
The 110th U.S. Open certainly did not disappoint the fans of the sport. Pebble Beach, perhaps the most scenic course in the world, was set up beautifully and provided a fair challenge to the games’ greatest players.
Cigar Lounge - 6/14/10
What a Finish!
After finishing up some housework Sunday afternoon, I decided to catch the end of the St. Jude Classic. I couldn't believe what I saw!
Cigar Lounge - 6/7/10
To Walk or To Ride
To walk or to ride, that is the question. Well, for most golfers, it really isn't a question at all.
Cigar Lounge - 5/31/10
Do you play fantasy sports? If not- I'll try to convince you why you should, including fantasy golf!
Cigar Lounge - 5/24/10
Don't Get Blown Away
One of the biggest challenges that Mother Nature can throw at us during this time of year is the wind. Here are my suggestions on still having success.
Cigar Lounge - 5/17/10
Building A Perfect Scramble Team
I love the sport of golf, but sometimes, the individuality of the game can be frustrating. That's why occasionally, playing in a 4-man scramble is the most fun I can have.
Cigar Lounge - 5/10/10
Speeding Up Play
I thought it would be a good idea to offer some suggestions on how to speed up the pace of play if you notice that your group is falling behind.
Cigar Lounge - 5/3/10
Handling Slow Play
With beautiful weather and cabin fever come busy golf courses that do their best to find room for each and every golfer that comes through the door.
Cigar Lounge - 4/19/10
Don't Let Aerification Ruin Your Round
With the beautiful spring season comes one of the ugliest acts in golf. Aerification!
Cigar Lounge - 4/12/10
Yep- Our Cigar Lounger Matt Snyder came up with that headline. Enjoy his Master's thoughts after the jump.
Cigar Lounge - 4/5/10
Enough About Grooves!
Cigar Lounge (lackey) Matt Snyder is back for a new year. He promises to write more than once every 2 months. I guess we'll see.
Cigar Lounge - 8/4/09
Ok. Nobody likes slow play. So, if everybody hates it, why does it still happen?
Cigar Lounge - 1/27/09
Golf's Super Bowl?
With football's premier event on the horizon, I got to thinking about what PGA event gets me as excited about golf as the Superbowl does about football. It didn't take me long to realize the answer...NONE!
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