G.F. Skipworth

Author's details

Name: George Skipworth
Date registered: July 19, 2011

Biography

has spent every available moment playing golf or studying the greats since the 60s, in between world tours as a classical musician, Harvard studies in Government or as the author of a dozen novels. Nicklaus and Snead may be the statistical greats, but Skipworth is a life-long devotee of Gary Player, and considers meeting the South African at the Jeld-Wen to be an unforgettable milestone. His driving passion in golf these days is to raise viewer interest in the LPGA.

Latest posts

  1. Penalties Technology, and the Rule Book — September 17, 2017
  2. Golf Passion…and Occasional Stupidity — September 12, 2017
  3. Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown — September 8, 2017
  4. Coping with the Slump — September 6, 2017
  5. Stacy Lewis Wins in Portland — September 3, 2017

Most commented posts

  1. Golf Gems of the Cascades: Oregon Mountain Courses — 5 comments
  2. Remembering Patty Berg — 4 comments
  3. Tiffany Lua – Another (and first) Women’s U.S. Open — 3 comments
  4. Sexy Golf: Isn’t the Game Cool Enough? — 3 comments
  5. A Tale of Two Alexas — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Sep 17

Penalties Technology, and the Rule Book

Ben Crane and His Two-Stroke Penalty for Technology Beyond Our Understanding It used to be that technology was largely confined to the development of clubs and balls, a long slow evolution that brought us our metal woods, sure-fire putters, and mega Titleist ‘watcha-call-its.’ It used to be that the worst thing that could happen, in …

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Sep 12

Golf Passion…and Occasional Stupidity

Where’s the Line of Insanity When It Comes to Finishing the Round No Matter What? In the golfer’s Book of Legends, stories of extreme passion to the game abound. It’s a badge of courage to love the game you’re playing, and to show that you’re playing this one because you love it more than any …

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Sep 08

Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Two (Three) Young Greats Duel for Indy Women in Tech, Sunday at the Brickyard There are a lot of interesting and odd things going on with the LPGA this weekend. Every week with the tour is interesting and odd, but I really mean it this week. First of all, there’s a new tournament being played …

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Sep 06

Coping with the Slump

When talent takes a holiday and hits a slump, what should a golfer do? When it comes to a golf slump, I’m not really the right person for making comments. My game, compared to some, looks like a slump in its default position, one that occasionally gets better, then settles back into the same old …

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Sep 03

Stacy Lewis Wins in Portland

The Heroics of Texas Continue in Oregon as Lewis Donates Winnings The LPGA tournament that takes place every year in my hometown came around again this week, and this year, everything is a little more special than usual. For one thing, I don’t get to see my hometown very often anymore. Secondly, I’m almost there …

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Aug 29

Pesticides Making Courses Look Great

Do We Need to Change our View of Landscape Beauty Because of Pesticides? There we were at the Canadian Pacific, finishing up Saturday’s round – and there was Michelle Wie – and suddenly, there she wasn’t. Lamentably, Wie missed the fourth round, and ended up in Ottawa having an emergency appendectomy. We wish her a …

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Aug 27

When Nature Attacks Golf

Flood, Fire, and Other Natural Golf Disasters We are safely back home after 8,000 miles of driving across the U.S. and back through Canada. My only regret is that we ran out of days, and couldn’t get very far into British Columbia before heading down to Spokane. Even though I’ve crossed the continent many times, …

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Aug 22

Solheim A Blast in 2017

More Than Just A Solheim Win for the U.S. I’m so sorry that the Solheim Cup has been offered on alternative years since its inception. It’s just too much fun in one week to spend two years of waiting. Karsten Solheim, businessman and golf club designer, really knew what he was doing, not only in …

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Aug 19

Death on the Golf Course

Death is a Mystery, and Many Speak Wistfully of Dying on the Golf Course The anticipation of dying is, of course, something that has to be worked out by each human brain individually, according to his or her beliefs, ways of being and thinking. In terms of the game of golf, death is a strange …

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Aug 16

Golf in Ontario is Everywhere

The Province of Ontario Has a Mania for Golf I have seen the lower stretch of Canada that lies between New Brunswick and Montreal, and I have spent much time in various parts of British Columbia and Alberta, so I already had an inkling of the national flavor for golf when we reached Niagara Falls …

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