Posted by: randyhaaggolf | December 19, 2016


I’m sure many of you are getting tired of me writing just about Side Saddle putting, but since its the hot topic now, I will give you all I’ve got here. The other day I was interviewed by this golf publication called GolfLink, click on the link to read the article. These guys do a good job covering golf.


These were two takes on Sunday at the Olympic Club, notice all six putts were made, that is the norm putting this way.


Up next will be how to find a Side Saddle putter that will work for you. The choices are limited, but there are a few good ones out there.

Stay tuned!!

Well, I already told you back in June this was eventually going to happen, and until Bryson has some success putting this way, he will have many critics. But I say, screw them all for their unkind comments about Bryson. Most people don’t have 1/10 the brains and talent this kid has, let alone the balls to be different and not care what others say and think.

I believe its refreshing, and I believe Bryson to be a fine young man, with a VERY bright career ahead of him. Face on putting has been around for a long time, and possibly originated with Sam Snead (later baned when he straddled the line), but now its legal as long as you are to the side of the line of putt, and have less than 80 degrees of angle coming out of the putter shaft.

I believe that Bryson will win putting Face On, and it will begin a revolution of players trying this technique, but most will abandon it, as it is NOT a QUICK FIX!!!

Bryson in the news

More on Side Saddle putting once I am back from Thailand where I just completed competing in the World Club Championship, representing the Olympic Club.


Posted by: randyhaaggolf | November 29, 2016


I am very proud of my good friend Chip Lutz who had an outstanding 2016. please read and subscribe to the Global Golf Post



Global Golf Post Names Amateurs of the Year, All-Amateur Teams


Nov. 28, 2016, Winter Park, Fla.  – Global Golf Post, the world’s leading digital golf news magazine, today announced its men’s and women’s amateurs of the year for 2016, as well as its fourth annual All-Amateur teams for men and women.


Three-time British Seniors Amateur champion Chip Lutz was selected as the male Amateur of the Year, while UCLA senior Bronte Law was named the female Amateur of the Year.


“Each fall, The Post labors to find the two players who epitomize the best of the amateur game: a man and woman whose legacy is an inspiration for others,” The Post’s Steve Eubanks wrote for the magazine’s Nov. 28 edition. “Lutz won his third British Seniors Amateur championship in August and followed it up with a low-amateur finish at the U.S. Senior Open.  He added, “Law became the only player other than Stacy Lewis to win five points in one Curtis Cup. She also charged from seven shots back to win the European Ladies’ Amateur and then made the cut in the Ricoh Women’s British Open. Law put an exclamation point on her summer by capturing the deciding point for England in the European Ladies’ Amateur Team Championships, the first victory for England in that event in 23 years.”


In addition, The Post unveiled its fourth All-Amateur selections for men and women in the amateur, mid-amateur, and senior amateur categories. A total of 201 players from 29 countries were recognized for on-course excellence in 2016.


“Amateur golf is a part of the DNA of The Post,” said founder and publisher Jim Nugent. “We take great pride and similar joy in supporting the amateur game, globally.”


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About Global Golf Post:

Founded in 2010, Global Golf Post is the leading designed-for-digital weekly golf news publication in the world. It is delivered overnight Sunday, 50 weeks a year, to a global audience of more than 2 million avid golfers. Global Golf Post is a fully interactive digital publication that incorporates rich media applications and offers golf consumers a remarkable online experience, much like reading a traditional magazine or newspaper. For more information, go to


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Posted by: randyhaaggolf | November 28, 2016


Check out this YouTube link and you’ll see a couple types of STX putters available. Mine is 43.5″ long, and I am 6’0″ tall. I would not recommend a longer putter, as you need to be over your ball with your chin close to the top of the putter.


Posted by: randyhaaggolf | October 31, 2016


If you think the players that win in golf, at any level are spending the winter sitting on the couch watching re-runs of “I LOVE LUCY” think again. Golf in this day and age of advanced fitness, requires you to push yourself to your physical limits, to achieve maximum and optimal range of motion, flexibility and especially speed. Not to mention the mental edge that comes with it.

Not to toot my own horn, but playing against the senior amateurs, I am significantly longer than most of my peers, which gives me a huge advantage on the longer or wet courses. Recently the USGA Senior Amateur was played at the 7,000 yard Old Warson course that had just been drenched with a couple inches of rain. Even though the USGA moved the tees way forward for the qualifying rounds, my length helped me qualify 4th, while being in contention the whole time for medalist. Against the guys I played with, it was common that I would have a short iron to a green, while they had long irons and rescue clubs. You cannot compete at this level if you lose your speed, so DON’T you don’t have to!!!

Some will say, we’ll thats just the way your built, or you have always been long, and my reply is NO NO NO, you can always maximize your length with proper training, especially working with a TPI (Titleist Performance Institute) trainer. If you choose not to, then you will see a fairly dramatic drop off in club head speed each year as you near 50 and then 60. So get OFF YOUR ASS this winter and seek out help. Get your body measured for a proper training regime, and don’t just go to the gym and do a few weights and a little cardio, that is a complete WASTE OF TIME!!!

Oh and yes, since this is my own personal golf blog, I do not sell advertisements here, so I just rant about what I am passionate about. And yes there will be a lot more here on fitness and side saddle putting. And more on the last two events of the year, the California Senior Amateur in November, and the World Golf Championship in Thailand in December.




For those of you paying attention, this is officially the IDW enrollment season for 2017 revenue. The company has in the past given us guidance in mid Jan as to the approximate numbers for the new year. So in about 75 days we all should know the approximate revenue guidance for 2017.


Typically the stock rallies in the last two months of the year, in anticipation of the new numbers, which we are seeing now. The attached research report estimates the 2017 revenue to be in the $14M range, while others believe it will be quite a bit higher, perhaps even closer to the 2018 number of $18M. Even with these conservative estimates, this Trickle Research reports targets the stock at $0.42 a share in 12-24 months. If you have not read this report, perhaps now is a good time to understand more about this dynamic, stable and growing business and industry.


I am not promote or hype this very small company and its very thinly traded stock, I am just suggesting that with a potential 250% gain in 12-24 months (stock going from $.16 to $.42), that perhaps now is the LAST chance to acquiring shares under $0.20. I am fairly certain that you won’t see a Fiscal 2017 revenue number below $14M, but more likely a number closer to $18M-$20M. And if that happens, then what would this stock be valued at? We have a classic case here of a company becoming deleveraged, with increasing cash flow and margins.


If you believe in this business, then share this opportunity with others you care about. The risk at this point is NOT to own any IDW. And even at $0.20 a share this is a very reasonable price point based on the company’s revenue, growth and earnings. Even if we are to take the 2018 earnings of $0.022 and take a 15 times earnings multiple, you’d have a double at $0.33 a share. With Hilary Clinton as our next President, I am not sure may stocks on the major exchanges will even be higher than they are today, just a hunch)


As far as future liquidity, who knows, my best guess would be someone would want to own this crown jewel piece of business as the Employee Benefit business is VERY sticky, and very reliable as an ongoing revenue stream.


My own personal disclosure, yes I own shares of IDW. No the company is not paying me to write this to you. I am passionate about IDW, their future, and making sure people I care about enjoy the ride!!


When I first started writing about buying shares in IDW it was at around $.0.05 a share, it’s still very attractive at this level using any metric of valuation. Once the new numbers are announced in Jan, I anticipate that IDW will trade in the mid to high .20’s.

See page 15 of the research report for the revenue projections!!











Posted by: randyhaaggolf | October 21, 2016

MORE ON Side Saddle Putting

The Secret to Success in the Putting game

Side saddle article

This Wall Street article is a little old now, but the same principles still apply to this soon to be VERY popular technique. If your interested in trying Side Saddle putting, leave me a message and I can help you get started. I believe that Bryson D. will soon be the best Side Saddle putter in the world, I certainly hope so!!

Stay tuned!!

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