These New Golf Websites are a Hole in One

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Without a doubt, technology has improved the game of golfers. Today, GPS golf watches and wearable technology calculating swing performance are common gadgets on the greens, not to mention popular training devices with PGA pros. Now, world-famous golfers are incorporating yet another piece of technology into their game. This time, however, it's happening on the digital landscape. It's the domain ending 'dot-golf' (.golf) -- one of hundreds of new extension options first made available to the public in 2015.

Renowned golf athletes are migrating their 'dot-com' websites to 'dot-golf' in an effort to boost their respective online brands and clearly proclaim to the digital world what they're all about: golf.

It's among a dozen or so sports-specific "not-com" domain endings catching the attention of digitally savvy athletes, both professional and amateur. Other new options include 'dot-football' (.football), 'dot-tennis' (tennis) and 'dot-hockey' (.hockey).

Here are seven superstar golfers, including a handful of PGA champions, who are embracing the 'dot-golf' URL trend.

www.LeeWestwood.golf

LeeWestwood
LeeWestwood

Who: Lee Westwood @WestwoodLee

Achievements: Former World No. 1; 42 worldwide professional tour wins; 8th most wins in Europe; multiple Ryder Cup wins Fun fact: Westwood's golf ball of choice is the Titleist Pro V1X

www.DarrenClarke.golf

DarrenClarke
DarrenClarke

Who: Darren Clarke @DarrenClarke60

Achievements: Former Open Champion; 22 worldwide wins; multiple Ryder Cup wins; current Ryder Cup European CaptainFun fact: Clarke sticks to gin and tonic (less calories than a Guinness)

www.DaveHorsey.golf

DaveHorsey
DaveHorsey

Who: Dave Horsey @DaveHorsey

Achievements: Journeyman European Tour player

Fun fact:Horsey practices PRI (Postural Restoration Institute exercises). PRI restores the imbalances your body develops during not only sport but every day activities. The exercise allows for the development of a more efficient swing and prevents injury.

www.Louis57.golf

LouisOosthuizen
LouisOosthuizen

Who: Louis Oosthuizen @Louis57TM Note: He is "Louis57" because he once shot a record 57 in a tournament

Achievements:Former Open Champion; 12 worldwide wins; current world No. 18)

Fun fact: Oosthuizen suggests when playing the short bunker to “remember that the pressure of the sand will pop the ball up and out of the bunker BUT you have to follow through otherwise you’re going to be stuck in the same spot!”

www.DannyWillett.golf

DannyWillet
DannyWillet

Who: Danny Willet @Danny_Willett

Achievements:3 worldwide wins, including the Nedbank in South Africa

Fun fact: Danny joined Callaway’s team of staff players on the European tour and plays with a full bag of their equipment, including the Tour i(z) golf ball

www.SimonDyson.golf

SimonDyson
SimonDyson

Who: Simon Dyson @simondyson77Achievements: 9 professional European tour wins
Fun fact: A hopeful soccer player as a teenage, most assumed that Simon would follow in his uncle Terry’s soccer playing footsteps. However, his brother Nick encouraged golf -- and by the age of 16 Simon had achieved a scratch rating.

www.PeterUihlein.golf

PeterUhlein
PeterUhlein

Who: Peter Uihlein @PeterUihlein Achievements: Up-and-coming star and former world No. 1 amateur

Website fun fact: Uihlein's interests include fantasy football, baseball, and fitness