Jaacob Bowden in Golf Digest

Nice to get a mention in Golf Digest this month by Mike Stachura.

Below is a photo of the article!

Jaacob Bowden and Swing Man Golf get a mention by Mike Stachura in Golf Digest


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Chipping From Tight Lies



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4th Guest Appearance on the Golf Club Radio Show

Jaacob Bowden was a return guest on Danielle Tucker's Golf Club Radio Show to talk Sterling IronsĀ® single length irons

After Bryson DeChambeau's win at The Memorial, Danielle Tucker invited me back for the 4th time as a guest on The Golf Club Radio Show. Of course, we chatted single length irons and Sterling Irons®. We also briefly talked about swing speed training and Swing Man Golf.

Listen in here.

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Fat Pitch Shots



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Hitting Long Irons Too Low



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MAPGA Central Chapter Championship

Finished T-35th out of 45 at the MAPGA Central Chapter Championship at Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.

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How to Play a Plugged Lie in the Bunker



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Chipping From Rough Around The Green



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Pitching With More Backspin



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Hitting Irons Accurately



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Hardpan Bunker Shots



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Chipping Distance Control



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Consistent Pitching in Golf



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Hitting Irons Left of Target



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US Open Local Qualifying

Finished T-28th out of 90 players with 3 birdies and a 74 at US Open local qualifying at Blue Mash Golf Course in Laytonsville, Maryland.

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In Barnhart, Missouri

In Barnhart, Missouri from April 13th to 16th.

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Get Your Benefits at Club Champion Golf

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Playing golf clubs that are custom fit to you are an extremely important component to playing your best golf. Don't continue wasting your money by buying off the rack.

For irons, I recommend Sterling Irons single length irons.

For the rest of your bag, head over to your nearest Club Champion Golf, a brand agnostic premium custom club fitter with locations in almost every major city in the US.

Having a wide selection of components is important to make sure you are getting the best possible setup. Being brand agnostic is important because their fitters don't have any incentive to push a certain brand on you. The fittings are truly based on performance alone.

Even if you've been through a fitting before, I'd still recommend going. About a year ago, I had gone through a brand agnostic fitting with another fitter. He did a great job isolating a setup that worked well for me. However, his inventory was limited…and there is also new equipment that is out this year.

I decided to go over to my local Club Champion to re-check to see if we could beat the performance of my existing driver.

Sure enough, we did!

Take a look at this:

Driver-Fitting

The shots in yellow were my existing gamer. With the exception of the one that I yanked left, the dispersion and consistency was pretty good and given my current level of fitness and training I was averaging 290.5 yards/drive.

We tried about 8 other different setups that we felt might have a chance to improve on my performance. 6 of them were worse but then we found a setup that got me a little bit farther and with a little tighter dispersion. We played around with that and arrived at the setup that lead to the shots in brown.

So with no changes to my swing, I was not only able to hit with a tighter dispersion that will give me more confidence off the tee and allow me to pick the side of the fairway I want to hit on, but I also added distance getting up to 299.3 yards/drive.

That means that even though I was already playing a good driver, but testing from Club Champion's extensive level of available inventory, we found a combo that gave me more accuracy and 8.8 yards more off the tee.

Pretty awesome!

We also took a look at my putter that I had custom fit in a tour department in 2011. Interestingly, for my stroke there was nothing that we found that could beat it. So, no changes required, but this gave me the confidence that what I was putting with was the best possible putter for me.

I was excited enough that I wanted to share my experience…and I also decided to set up some benefits just for you.

So if you think this is for you, make sure to mention that you were referred by Jaacob for any of your appointments or purchases…and you'll come away with better performing clubs as well as qualify for a referral benefit from me!!!

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Increased Consistency & Confidence

Jaacob Bowden returns as a guest on Golf Smarter Podcasts to talk Sterling Irons single length irons

My partner in my Sterling Irons® single length irons, Tom Wishon, got invited back on Golf Smarter Podcasts as a 12-time guest of host Fred Greene for Episode #624. Tom, of course, is a legend in the world of club design and custom club fitting.

This is a follow-up to the episode I was on…#623 posted on February 6th.

Show Notes:

"There’s no greater authority on fitting, creating, and golf club technology than Tom Wishon. This week Tom provides his State of the Industry on golf clubs and goes into detail on why the Sterling Irons® single length clubs can help middle to high handicap golfers, and how he improved on an old, bad idea. You’ll also find out why Tom now has single length irons in his bag. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons® today."

Have a listen to the episode below.



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What's the Deal With Single Length Irons? Increased Consistency!

Jaacob Bowden returns as a guest on Golf Smarter Podcasts to talk Sterling Irons single length irons

Got invited to go back for the 4th time on Golf Smarter Podcasts as a guest of host Fred Greene for Episode #623.

Show Notes:

"Consider yourself using the same posture, and the same swing every time, which could lead to more consistent contact. This week our guest is Jaacob Bowden who has teamed up with legendary club maker (and frequent Golf Smarter guest) Tom Wishon to create a new generation of single length irons. If you’re interested in more consistency and lowering your anxiety over every shot, check out Sterling Irons® today."

Have a listen to the episode below.



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Keeping Your Swing Warm in Winter

Want to keep your swing warm in the winter or even increase your speed so you come out of the gates more powerful than ever in spring?

Be sure to listen below to my guest interview on Episode 16 of GolfWRX's 19th Hole Podcast with host Michael Williams.

Show Notes:

"National Golf Correspondent Adam Schupak breaks down Tiger Woods’ return to PGA Tour golf at Torrey Pines, and the winners and losers from the week, with host Michael Williams. Also, Michael gives his highlights of the 2018 PGA Merchandise Show, and instructor Jaacob Bowden’s tips on keeping your swing warm during the winter."



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Golf Courses I've Played

Over Christmas, my Dad and I got to wondering what golf courses we've played.

I'm probably forgetting some, but here are the ones I can think of that I've played.

Australia

1. Canberra International Golf Centre – Pitch & Putt
2. Capital Public Golf Course
3. Federal Golf Club

Bulgaria

4. BlackSeaRama Golf & Villas
5. Lighthouse Golf & Spa Resort
6. Thracian Cliffs Golf & Beach Resort

Czech Republic

7. Nova Amerika Golf & Country Club

Dubai

8. Dubai Creek Golf & Yachy Club
9. Emirates Golf Club – Faldo
10. Emirates Golf Club – Majilis
11. Jumeirah Golf Estates – Earth Course

England

12. Pleasington Golf Club
13. Sandy Lodge Golf Club
14. Woburn Golf Club – one of the courses

France

15. Golf Maison Blanche

Germany

16. GC Hofgut Scheibenhardt

Italy

17. Golf Brianza Country Club
18. Golf Club Le Rovedine
19. Golf Club Villa D’este
20. Le Robinie Golf & Resort

Kenya

21. Karen Country Club

Morocco

22. Golf Amelkis
23. Palm Golf Club Marrakech
24. Palmeraie Resorts
25. Ryads Al Maaden Medina & Golf Resort
26. Samanah Golf Club

Poland

27. Rosa Private Golf Club

Scotland

28. Cluny Activities – 9-hole golf
29. Dundonald Links
30. Kinghorn Golf Club
31. Old Course at St. Andrews

Switzerland

32. Dolder Golf Club Zurich
33. Golf & Country Club Bonmont
34. Golf & Country Club Hittnau-Zurich
35. Golf & Country Club Zurich
36. Golf Club Alveneu Bad
37. Golf Club Bad Ragaz
38. Golf Club Cran-Sur-Sierre – The Jack Nicklaus Course
39. Golf Club Cran-Sur-Sierre – The Severiano Ballesteros Course
40. Golf Club Kussnacht Am RIgi
41. Golf Club Lugano
42. Golfclub Breitenloo
43. Golf De Bonmont
44. GolfMountain Engstligenalp Abelboden
45. Golf Fricktal
46. Golf Kyburg
47. Golf Park Otelfingen – 18 hole
48. Golf Park Otelfingen – 6 hole
49. Golf Park Otelfingen – Par 3
50. Golfplatz Rheinfelden
51. Golf Sempachersee – Woodside
52. Golfpark Thalwil – Par 3
53. Golfclub Breitenloo
54. Golfclubs Gams-Werdenberg
55. Golfclub Unterengstringen
56. Winterberg Golf Club

Turkey

57. Lykia Links
58. The Montgomerie Max Royal Golf Club
59. Sueno Golf Club – Dunes
60. Sueno Golf Club - Pines

United States

61. Alaska – Settlers Bay Golf Course
62. Arizona – Adobe Dam Family Golf Center
63. Arizona – Anthem Golf & Country Club
64. Arizona - Cave Creek Golf Course
65. Arizona – San Pedro Golf Course
66. Arizona – Southern Ridge Golf Course
67. Arizona – TPC Scottsdale – Champions Course
68. Arkansas – Thunder Bayou Golf Links (Hooters Tour)
69. California – Bayonet
70. California – Brookside Golf Club – CW Koiner Course
71. California – Cascades Golf Club (closed)
72. California – Coyote Creek Golf Club
73. California – Del Monte Golf Course
74. California – El Dorado Park Golf Course
75. California – Empire Ranch Golf Club
76. California – Goose Creek Golf Club
77. California – Laguna Seca Golf Ranch
78. California – Lakes at El Segundo
79. California – Landmark Golf Club – South Course
80. California – Landmark Golf Club – North Course
81. California – Los Robles Greens
82. California – Los Serranos Country Club (Chino Hills Golf Course)
83. California – Los Verdes Golf Course
84. California – Lost Canyons – Sky Course
85. California – Lost Canyons – Shadow Course
86. California – Mccormick Ranch Golf Club
87. California – Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park
88. California – Pacific Grove Golf Links
89. California – Pebble Beach Golf Links
90. California – Peter Hay Golf Course
91. California – PGA of Southern California at Oak Valley – The Champions
92. California – PGA of Southern California at Oak Valley – The Legends
93. California – Poppy Hills Golf Course
94. California – Preserve Golf Club
95. California – Rancho Canada Golf Club – East
96. California – Rancho Canada Golf Club – West
97. California – Rancho Park Golf Course
98. California – Rancho Solano Golf Course
99. California – Recreation Park 9 Golf Course
100. California – Recreation Park 18 Golf Course
101. California – Roddy Ranch Golf Club (closed)
102. California – Rustic Canyon Golf Course
103. California – Shadow Lakes Golf Club
104. California – Simi Hills Golf Course
105. California – Sinaloa Golf Course
106. California – Skylinks at Long Beach Golf Course
107. California – Spyglass Hills Golf Course
108. California – Sterling Hills Golf Club
109. California – Tahquitz Creek – Legend Course
110. California – Tahquitz Creek – Resort Course
111. California – The Links at Spanish Bay
112. California – The Links at Victoria Golf Course
113. California – The Palms Golf Club
114. California – The Reserve at Spanos Park
115. California – Tierra Rejada Golf Club
116. California – Torrey Pines Golf Course – North Course
117. California – Turkey Creek Golf Club
118. California – Wood Ranch Golf Course
119. Colorado – Copper Creek Golf Course
120. Colorado – Dalton Ranch Golf Club
121. Colorado – Hillcrest Golf Club
122. Connecticut – Fairview Country Club
123. Connecticut – The Course at Yale
124. District of Columbia – Langston Golf Course & Driving Range
125. Florida – Black Bear Golf Club
126. Illinois – Annbriar Golf Course
127. Illinois – The Glen Club
128. Indiana – Morningstar Golf Club
129. Indiana – Salt Creek Golf Retreat & Overlook Conference Center
130. Indiana – The Fort Golf Course
131. Iowa – Westwood Golf Club
132. Kansas – Alvamar Country Club (now The Jayhawk Club)
133. Kansas - Falcon Ridge Golf Club
134. Kansas - Falcon Valley Golf Course
135. Kansas - Ironhorse Golf Club
136. Kansas - Nicklaus Golf Club at Lionsgate
137. Kansas – Overland Park Golf Course – Sykes/Lady
138. Kansas - Smiley’s Golf Course
139. Kansas - Tomahawk Hills Golf Course
140. Maryland – Golf Club at South River
141. Maryland – Northwest Golf Course
142. Maryland – The GC At South River
143. Maryland – University of Maryland Golf Course
144. Michigan – Cherry Creek Golf Course
145. Michigan – Devil’s Ridge Golf Club
146. Michigan – Indianwood Golf & Country Club – Old Course
147. Michigan – Indianwood Golf & Country Club – New Course
148. Michigan – Mulberry Hills Golf Club
149. Michigan – Oxford Hills
150. Michigan – Sheperd’s Hollow Golf Club
151. Michigan – TPC Michigan
152. Mississippi – Dancing Rabbit Golf Club
153. Missouri – Bent Creek Golf Course
154. Missouri – Cajun Golf Course (closed)
155. Missouri - Cottonwood
156. Missouri – Crystal Highlands Golf Course
157. Missouri – Forest Park Golf Course
158. Missouri – Joachim Golf Club
159. Missouri – House Springs – 9-hole (closed) – My first golf course!
160. Missouri – Midway Golf Complex
161. Missouri – Missouri Bluffs Golf Club
162. Missouri – Pevely Farms Golf Club
163. Missouri – Pomme Creek Golf Course & Range
164. Missouri – Raintree Country Club
165. Missouri – Riverside Golf Club
166. Missouri – Ste Genevieve Golf Club
167. Missouri – The Highlands Golf & Tennis
168. Missouri – Tower Tee Golf
169. Missouri – Union Hills Golf Course
170. Nevada – Boulder Creek Golf Course
171. Nevada – Boulder City Golf Course
172. Nevada – D’Andrea Golf Club (closed)
173. Nevada – Desert Rose (Now Club at Sunrise)
174. Nevada – Eagle Valley Golf Course
175. Nevada – Falcon Ridge Golf Course
176. Nevada – Lakeridge Golf Course
177. New Jersey – Atlantic City Country Club
178. New Jersey - Ballyowen Golf Club
179. New York – Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Black
180. New York – Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Blue
181. New York – Bethpage State Park Golf Course – Red
182. New York – Country Club of Purchase
183. New York - Eisenhower Park Red Course
184. New York – Elmwood Country Club
185. New York – Forest Park Golf Course
186. New York – Harbor Links Golf Course
187. New York – Marine Park Golf Course
188. New York – Mosholu Golf Course
189. New York – North Hills Country Club
190. New York – Sands Point Golf Club
191. New York – Trump Golf Links Ferry Point
192. Ohio – River Bend Golf Club (closed)
193. Ohio – Zoar Golf Club
194. Oregon – Bandon Dunes
195. Oregon – Old Macdonald
196. Texas – Golf Club of Houston
197. Texas – TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas
198. Virginia – Augustine Golf Club
199. Virginia – Ballyhack Golf Club
200. Virginia – Dominion Valley Country Club
201. Virginia – Farmington Country Club
202. Virginia – Foundry Golf Club
203. Virginia – The Federal Club
204. Virginia – Independence Golf Club
205. Virginia - Kanawha
206. Virginia – Spring Creek Golf Club

Other Possible Courses / Can’t Verify Or Uncertain Of Names

207. Arrowhead
208. Camelback GC
209. Colorado – Highest Elevation Course
210. Germany – Bad Bellingen
211. Hawaii – Course Played on Honeymoon
212. Italy – Golf Rydercup with Markus Rath
213. Las Colinas
214. Michigan – Wedding Course
215. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #1
216. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #2
217. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #3
218. South Carolina - Myrtle Beach #4
219. Orange Tree AZ

Which ones have you played?

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42nd Birthday

Jaacob Bowden 42nd Birthday

Thanks for all the b-day wishes!

Today I’m 1 on Saturn, 22 on Mars, 42 on Earth, and 174 on Mercury.

After a bit of work, the day ended with tarot card readings at home with a couple friends followed by wine, spaghetti dinner, and purple cake.

Of course, Mr Moses put on his fish bow tie and assumed his spot at the head of the table!

Moses the Cat Assumes His Spot at the Head of the Table Wearing His Fish Bow Tie

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