George Skipworth

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.

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Jan 14

Yips – Bare Feet and Five-Irons

Yips Discussion Emerges Again with Interesting Solutions I don’t believe that I’ve ever experienced the yips.  On the other hand, I am often simply a poor putter. It is a reflex for me, and for many of us, to connect the yips with that part of the game, and I have a relatively ignorant explanation …

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Jan 10

Lyme Disease and the Walker Family

Lyme Disease and the Walker Family

Lyme Disease, Non-transmittable, Hits Golf Family Twice Jimmy Walker, well-known PGA pro, was really on his way in 2014, jumping into the gallery’s consciousness by winning three of the first eight events of the season. That amounts to winning almost half of everything held within a two-month period. The 38-year old Walker is an Oklahoman, …

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Jan 02

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

LPGA star In Gee-Chun Runs Her Link of the Olympic Torch Route The winter Olympics are almost here. I have a special love for the winter games, particularly when I am sitting on a comfortable sofa with a cup of hot chocolate watching the competitors ski, skate, and luge their brains out. I’ve always had …

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Dec 31

Don Byers Going to College

Don Byers Going to College

61-Year Old Byers Joining the Golf Team I was once offered a TA position in another field when I was in my early 60s,  after my college and grad school days were long gone. I enjoyed the moment, and was grateful for the sentiment, but otherwise,  was only somewhat amused. Boy, was that a big …

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Dec 27

John Daley Jr. – There’s Another One!

John Daley Jr. - There's Another One!

John Daley Jr. Same Charisma As John Daley Sr. It is typical in close father and son relationships for the children of public performers to watch and imitate the men they admire. The profession doesn’t really make much of a difference. Unless otherwise taught through outward behavior, a son’s natural tendency is to grow up …

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Dec 23

Golf, Christmas Past and Present

Golf, Christmas Past and Present

Christmas Had a Lot to Do with the Love Affair that is Golf Difficult as it is to remember the specifics of childhood at times, the wonderful moments of under-the-tree ecstasy still ring loud and clear. Many of them, in fact were directly involved with the game of golf, and a great deal of magical …

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Dec 20

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Ai Miyazato, Japanese Legend, Retires from LPGA at Young Age Ai Miyazato, an enormous name in Japanese golf, not to mention a hefty presence in the worldwide game, is retiring from competitive golf to seek what she terms “a normal life.” She makes a good point. One who wants a ‘normal’ life won’t do well …

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Dec 16

Father and Son Golf

Father and Son Golf

The PNC, PGA’s Father Son Challenge Runs Through Sunday – Incredible Collaborations This time of year is always of great interest to me, when professional golfers of various ages play a tournament devoted to the relationship between father and son. Unless clear and present dangers exist within such a relationship, the potential beauty of the …

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Dec 13

Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Rules change in the golf world, and some unfortunate habits as well The governing body of golf and its rules didn’t call me personally to tell me the news. However, they made it perfectly clear that I am no longer welcome to call in with my replay observations about anyone’s golf game. Apparently, the players …

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Dec 08

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Torres Does it the Hard Way, but Triumphs We are accustomed to seeing natural disasters wreak havoc all around the world with horrified amazement, but for the past 12 months, it feels as though the western hemisphere is getting a little more punishment than usual. From fires and floods to hurricanes, disease, and earthquakes,  every …

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