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Chip Shots: The New & Modernized Rules of Golf

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Jim Stahl gives a synopsis of the evolving rules in the game of golf and what we can look forward to seeing in 2019.

Chip Shots: Masters Recap & The Return to Shinnecock Hills

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Everyone was on the edge of their seat during the 2018 Masters tournament as Jordan Speith tied for the lead on the 17th hole. There was a good chance that he was going to win as many had predicted, but unfortunately a bogey cost him the green jacket. That’s the game of golf we’ve grown to know and love – always keeping us on our toes.

Chip Shots: The Comeback

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We are excited to announce the comeback of “Chip Shots!" If you have been a loyal CBT customer for many years you may remember reading “Chip Shots”, a column that Jim Stahl wrote for our company newsletter that started in the 1980’s. We wanted to bring back the column to show, that despite the digital age and evolving business climate of today, we are still committed to the old fashion service and “mom and pop grocery store” morale that you’ve come to know and trust since the beginning.

 

CHIP SHOTS: A Historical 2015 In Golf

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2015 will be remembered for some almost historical moments in the history of golf. Tiger Woods' reign in golf stopped abruptly in 2015. It had been hanging by a thread for several years, and we watched as his body just shut down and his golf game left him.

CHIP SHOTS: "The Harder I Work, The Luckier I Get"

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In February 1987, Jim Stahl visited the Havard Business School to continue to learn about running a business. Take a peek at his trip in this throwback edition of Chip Shots.

Chip Shots: Golf Today vs. The Ol' Days

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 The game of golf has changed immensely over the years. While the conditions are still beautiful, we have high-tech golf equipment, balls that go further, and increasingly difficult and longer courses. Perhaps one of today’s changes that has caused golfers to reminisce about the good ol' days is the pace of play. It is often argued that a round of golf takes too much time. Why is play so slow? It used to take three to three and a half hours to play. Today it takes close to five hours. No one seems to know for certain, but my best guess is television. When you watch golf tournaments on TV and see players not ready to play when it is his turn or see him vacillate over club selection, it is not difficult to see why play time has increased over the years. John Gerring always taught that the player should be ready when it is his turn to play. 

The Return of Chip Shots

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After more than a few years of requests, I have agreed to come back with Chip Shots. This column appeared in a newsletter we did for around eight to 10 years that covered what was happening at CBT and at some of the companies for whom we are a distributor. In Chip Shots, I wrote about golf and what was happening in the golf world. Fortunately, now I have the assistance of our marketing staff and their talents. We are anxious to hear your feedback! A lot has happened in the last few years in the world of golf. I will not rehash a lot of “old” news, but I will bring you up-to-date on some of the great players and where they are today.