As golf obsessed patrons ourselves, we are a passionate team of professional instructors and equipment testers who have collaborated here at Swing Yard!
It’s simple… we want to help YOU pick the very BEST equipment for your game and your current golfing goals as humanly possible!
In addition, we want to provide the absolute BEST golf instruction available on the web so you can get your game to that next level in your very next round!
What We Do Here at Swing Yard
Professional-Based Equipment Reviews
We are a team of PGA professional instructors and equipment testers who are fortunate enough to have access to most of the latest golf equipment available to date.
We don’t write reviews for anything we haven’t tested ourselves. We provide unique, un-biased, original test review write-ups so that you can get honest feedback about the newest gear, AND how it applies to certain golfers (and how it may or may not apply to you and where you’re currently at in your game).
You pretty much can’t “go wrong” with any of the new big name brand equipment out there, BUT certain clubs, gear, accessories, etc will work better for players of different tendencies and skill levels… so THAT’S what we want to help you out with, understanding WHY a certain piece of equipment will fit into your game, how it can help you, and why other pieces of equipment may not be for you and where you’re at right now.
In addition, our team of PGA professional instructors have provided the absolute best instructional content articles to help you with not only a specific issue you may be dealing with currently, but also a PATH for you to follow in your progression to figuring out this fun (but sometimes frustrating) game of golf. Sometimes guys don’t know WHAT to work on… we’re here to help you with that and lead you down the road to success.
Feel free to ask us any questions, suggest article ideas, provide feedback, collaborate… or anything else via our Contact Page.
Please enjoy the website and may your next round filled with straighter shots, more birdies, and lower scores!
Mailing Address: 1810 Margaret St., Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 931-537-8983
PGA Teaching Professional – Writer
Jamie has been playing the great game of golf since the age of 11, and has been a PGA teaching professional for the past 8 years in Orlando, Florida.
He’s always up to date on the latest equipment, and has been testing/writing reviews on the newest golf gear for the last several years now.
What’s in the bag
Driver: Ping G425 LST, 9°
Fairway Woods: Titleist TSi3, 13.5° and 18°
Irons: TaylorMade P7MB, 4-PW
Wedges: Callaway JAWS Forged, 52° 56° 60°
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Retired PGA Teaching Professional – Writer
Ned has been playing golf practically his entire life. He became a certified PGA teaching professional in 1987 where he continued in that career for 16 years. He then decided to get into club fitting where he eventually started his own entrepreneur business doing just that. He has fit over 300 golfers in 12 years!
Ned is always familiar with the newest equipment releases and is eager to test them out as soon as he can get his hands on them.
He recently decided to retire with his wife in San Diego, CA where he grew up. He can now play golf as often as he likes… while writing some articles for us here at Swing Yard in his free time.
What’s in the bag
Driver: Callaway Epic Speed, 9°
Fairway Woods: Callaway Epic Max, 15° and 18°
Hybrid: Mizuno JPX Fli-Hi 4 and 5
Irons: Mizuno MP-20 HMB, 6-PW
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind 3, 52° 56° 60°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 12
Matt picked up a golf club for the first time in 1994 and has never stopped swinging. As a junior, he played competitively and eventually represented his school and Country at the 2007 World Schools Golf Challenge in Christchurch, New Zealand.
After high school, he ventured into the realm of sports business, obtaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Marketing from the Johan Cruyff Institute in Barcelona.
Since 2015, Matt has honed his skills as a golf writer, creating content for game improvement blogs, retail stores, and course architects. He is on an eternal quest to simplify the game for the average golfer.
What’s in the bag
Driver: Titleist TSi1 10°
Fairway Woods: Titleist TSi1, 15° and 18°
Irons: Callaway Big Bertha X12, 3-SW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 Tour Chrome, 60°
Putter: Odyssey Exo Rossie 34”
Britt O. picked up a golf club for the first time when she was 7 years old. Now almost 30 years later, she has been a Division 1 college golfer, golf teaching professional, membership director, and golf writer.
Britt loves teaching the game and currently holds a +1 handicap. Britt lives in Savannah, GA, and enjoys playing golf a few days a week with her husband and two young children.
Alan has been a professional writer/editor for Yahoo News, The Wirecutter, and Golf.com for a few years before officially joining us here at Swing Yard about 1 year ago.
He’s an avid golfer in his spare time and loves working with the other writers on our team to develop the “absolute BEST content about golf available on the internet” – those are his words… and quite a bold claim… but we like to think he lives up to this affirmation!
What’s in the bag
Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 Max, 10.5°
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade SIM2 Max, 15° and 18°
Irons: Titleist T200, 4-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50° 54° 58°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
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