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Golf Returns to the Olympics: What to expect in 2016

There’s little to see for golf fans at this year’s Olympics, but the next one–slated to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil–promises a whole new spectacle. It’s the year that golf will become an Olympic sport after more than a hundred years off the scene (it has only made two previous appearances, in 1900 and in 1904). So what’s there to look out for when the 2016 Games roll around?

Full details have yet to come out, but according to official statements, the field will consist of 60 men and 60 women, with the World Golf Rankings serving as the starting point. Countries can send a maximum of two contestants (four if there are multiple players in the top 15), which helps keep some countries being over represented. This means that even golfers that have a long way to go, such as those in the lower 100s, have a …

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Adding an Ecommerce Store on Styled to a Tee

We are thinking of adding an ecommerce store here on Styled to a Tee and are looking for recommendations on suitable shopping cart and checkout systems.

Currently the site runs on WordPress and we have heard good things about the Woocommerce plugin from Woothemes. Interested to hear people experiences setting up an online store.

We will need the ability to process credit card transactions and no doubt need a merchant account. We have been looking at instabill as they appear to have the features we need, but not sure how this would work with Woocommerce. Other payment options like Paypal would be good to have as a backup, but would prefer to have a proper merchant account for the majority of transactions. If you have any recommendations let us know so we can provide you with the best golf shop possible.…

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The Rolex Submariner on the Green

If you are looking to impress on the golf course, have a look at the Rolex Submariner. The one pictured here is actually a Pre Owned Rolex, “Green” edition and has the 50th Anniversary dial.

You can actually purchase this pre owned for less than $8900 which makes a significant discount of over $1500. The reason is a clever idea by the site www.bobswatches.com where they buy and sell rolexes resulting in a much fairer market price.

Rolex has long been associated with rich and famous. Ian Fleming the author of James Bond was known to wear a Rolex as did Che Guevara.

The Submariner rolex has been used in eleven of the James Bond movies starting with the famous Dr. No.

Steve McQueen was also well know for wearing a submariner and was later sold for $234k at auction in 2009. Just like Steve McQueen in the …

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The Next Tiger Woods: Who’s in the running?

For golf fans, the last decade or so has been all about finding the next Tiger Woods, or at least a few other names to populate the leaderboards. Fresh talent was hard to come by, and it was easy to keep track of newcomers who showed the skills to join the big league.

Today, golf is “hemorrhaging” with such players, according to sports columnist Scott Michaux. Thirteen of the most recent majors have gone to a handful of different golfers, most of them on their major tour debut. Case in point: Keegan Bradley, who recently nabbed the PGA title, follows six other first-time winners, adding to the longest string of first-time winners in the game’s history.

One obvious reason for this is that the old-timers are aging. By next year most of them, Woods being the major exception, will be in their forties. This leaves the door open for newcomers …

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American Golfers Falling Off the Radar

In tennis, there were Andre Agassi and the Williams sisters; in golf, there were Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer. But these days, Americans are largely off the leaderboards in the world’s two most popular individual sports.

The favorites to win at the U.S. Open tennis championship, which opened this week in Bethesda, Maryland, and at Wimbledon on next week, are mostly Europeans. Last month, the U.S. placed off the top ten in tennis rankings for the first time in almost 40 years.

American golfers aren’t doing much better, especially after Tiger Woods, without doubt the country’s strongest contender, conceded the top spot. Luke Donald and Lee Westwood of the U.K., and Martin Kaymer from Germany, have since surged to the front. They’ve also steered clear of men’s tour titles: the reigning U.S. Open champion is Irish golfer Graeme McDowell, and South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Louis Oosthuizen hold …

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