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At View From The Fringe we love golf. In fact, we are always looking for the best golf blogs, sites and communities. Here are a few golf sites we think you should check out. Most you’ve probably heard of and some you haven’t. We’re going to stay away from the normal sites that get on these lists like GolfChannel.com, PGATour.com or Golf.com, and focus on some less obvious but high quality golf sites.
We’d recommend you subscribe to any of these (after you subscribe to our favorite golf site
Alexa ranks top sites in terms of traffic. Here are our favorites from their list with their rank.
#9. Golf WRX - Large golf community with editorial content, reviews and news.
#27. USGA - The governing body of golf in the US has stepped up its content in the last year.
#28. Oobgolf - Great community of golfers with good game tracking abilities, editorial content and reviews.
#35. Golf Shake - Similar to oob but UK focused. Has community, score tracking and blog articles.
The Golf Girl - Patricia is one my favorite golf folks on Twitter and she has a great golf blog too. It’s obviously focused towards female golfers but the content is good and engaging.
Armchair Golfer – Neil is a fantastic writer and covers golf news and opinions.
Geoff Shackleford - Prolific and solid golf writer. In addition to all he pens for Golf Digest, Geoff puts in “A” work here.
Hooked on Golf – Tony doesn’t pull any punches. He calls them like he sees them, and all of golf is fair game.
More Great Golf Sites…
Wei Under Par – Stephanie covers all things golf with wit and charm.
Golf Pigeon – Golf social network, community and curation site. There’s nothing in golf that slips by the pigeon.
Golf Views – Rob does a great job at reviewing the latest in golf equipment. He also has a nice “what’s in the bag” series featuring recent winners on tour.
Golf State of Mind – Covers the mental game and alternative golf coaching. Helpful for golfers of all skill levels.
Of course these aren’t all the sites. I’m sure you have your favorites. Let’s hear them!
In 2012, these were the top posts:
- How to Win Scramble Golf Tournaments – an oldie but goodie. This post gets a ton of search traffic. A lot of people play in Captain’s Choice events. Makes me wonder if I should do an ebook on strategy for different golf formats. What do you think?
- Lessons from a Father to his Son – Golf is unlike any game in the world. This essay is a brief look at some of the lessons my father taught me.
- Myth of the Open Qualifier – A great peak into the process and gamble that is qualifying for a PGA Tour event. Kevin O’Connell doesn’t pull any punches in this one.
- (Golf)Ball Control By Gareth Maybin – These trick shots are pretty stellar. Best I’ve seen in a while. The “William Tell” is amazing.
- Training the Eyes, Mind and Body for Golf - This post will make you think twice about how you practice.
- A Golfer’s Creed Revisited – Take this to heart. Enjoy every shot you take.
- How to Play Your Best Golf After a Break – Might want to store this one up for spring but the three keys for playing well after a break will help big time.
- Why Are Handicaps Important – A little perspective on the handicap.
- How to Choose a Golf Instructor – Before you take lessons read this.
- Putter Fitting 101 – Yep. You should also have the putter fitted for you. Here’s a few tips.
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