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. LPGA’s Pressel Setting Example — January 14, 2017
  2. Explaining Golf’s Pleasures to Uninitiated — January 10, 2017
  3. Rory and the Question of Membership — January 8, 2017
  4. Is Day’s Back Ready for ’17? — January 3, 2017
  5. Practice Makes…Everything — December 31, 2016

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

Dec 10

Lexi Thompson’s Statement at Shootout

Collaborates with Bryson de Chambeau to Create Some Golf Fireworks Does everyone remember when Michelle Wie got thrown into a men’s tournament all those years ago, when she was still no more than a teen? What an awful thing that was, to put her up to that for the bucks and the ratings. Then, when …

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Dec 06

Golf and Music – Loud!

Meditation is Giving Way to Background Music on the Tee Leave it to good-ole John Daly to occupy the vanguard of new age golf, a sport where calm and silent conentration was the theme, to accompanying rock concerts and, who knows, troupes of dancers joining each player’s entourage. Actually, it isn’t all that dramatic in …

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Dec 03

Iceland Joining LPGA Party

Olafia Kristinsdottir of Iceland Hanging Close in LPGA Qualifying Tournament I’ve always loved the oddities of linguistics around the world, although I suppose that nothing is odd at all if you grew up saying it and thinking of it in a certain way. In Guatemalan, there is no word for gender, which I would think …

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Nov 29

Golf and Violence – Why?

More Cases of Violence on Golf Courses – Golf’s Fault? A fight here and there are on the golf course is not news. Episodes of violence have always happened from time to time, but here in the United States, the cases are increasing a bit, with another high-profile incident reported today from the state of …

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Nov 27

Peggy Kirk Bell

LPGA FFounder Played, Taught, Inspired When the founders of the LPGA got together to create a major forum for women’s golf in the 1940s and 50s, they didn’t all become professional golfers. However, we must make no mistake – they were golfers, and they were good ones. While some went on to become the big …

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Nov 23

Charley Hull’s Breakout Day

20 Year Old British Phenom Chooses Big Event for First Win We’ve all been watching her for years as she beats up on older, more experienced golfers and knocks on the door for various tournaments. We all knew it would happen one of these days. She was too brilliant to deny forever. However, I get …

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Nov 20

CME Title Suddenly Up in Air

New Challengers Make CME More than Two-Woman Show The LPGA is going for its big finish this Sunday, following a fun year of suspenseful week-to-week final rounds. It started in the Bahamas a few months ago, which I have always thought is a perfect place to start almost anything, especially a golf season. From there, …

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Nov 15

Golf Rules for the Birds

Some Rules Just Need to Go, While Others Need to be Enacted Josh Sens of Golf.com wrote an article this week entitled the 8 Supidest Rules in Golf, and boy howdy did he ever nail it! Weekenders like me watch the pros go through these terrible trials, in which they are sometimes unjustly punished for …

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Nov 12

Dawn Coe-Jones Dies

Canadian Trailblazer and Multiple Winner Dawn Coe-Jones Succumbs to Bone Cancer News outlets have reported the death of Canadian golfer, Dawn Coe-Jones, who surrendered to bone cancer on November 12th. Coe-Jones was a member of the LPGA Tour between 1984 and 2008. Lamentably, in those years, I was not following the LPGA with the same …

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Nov 08

Henderson Borrows from NHL

Brooke Henderson Swing Formed in Childhood with Hockey Technique coaches may tell you differently and tout their own tried and true principles, but there is a lot of variety between golfing bodies. Not only are these differences dimensional – height, weight, etc., but the individual imagination borrows from its own experience, producing a distinctly unique …

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