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. Death on the Golf Course — August 19, 2017
  2. Golf in Ontario is Everywhere — August 16, 2017
  3. State College Golf and Biblical Rain — August 12, 2017
  4. Yani Tseng is Still Here — August 8, 2017
  5. Jutanugarn and the Muni’s Nightmare — August 5, 2017

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. Explaining Golf’s Pleasures to Uninitiated — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Jul 15

U.S. Open-Not Many Americans

Asians Dominating Top of Leaderboard Going into Sunday at the U.S. Open Three rounds are in for the Women’s U.S. Open. It’s been a watery affair on the Trump Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, but they’ve got every one in at last, all with scores to get dry before tomorrow. As an observer, I am …

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Jul 11

Trump and the USGA – Politics

President and Golf Mogul Threatened to Sue USGA Apparently, it is a feature of the American system that suing the President of the United States for any reason is off limits. There might be a problem with him being busy elsewhere. It could range from a photo-op with the Miss Universe Pageant, or a sudden …

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Jul 08

Rory McIlroy Misses Cut at Home

Rory McIlroy Fails to Reach Weekend in Irish Open Part of the beauty in competition is human inconsistency. In difficult tasks, erratic humans are attempting to make fluid situations solid, and we just can’t do it. The laurel wreath goes to the person who does it better than anyone else, and even that changes from …

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Jul 05

Watch Out LPGA-Phillips Sisters Are Coming

A New Team of Prodigies is Getting Started in Women’s Golf – the Phillips Sisters If anyone was worried about where the LPGA might be going in the next ten or twenty years, you can stop it right now. Yes, Lydia Ko, Brooke Henderson and Lexi Thompson will be the Grand Dames of the tour, …

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Jul 01

Woods We (Wie) Don’t Admit to – Apparently

Some See Michelle Wie’s Admission to hitting High-Numbered Woods as a Gotcha Moment When I was introduced to the game of golf as a child, several years passed in which I compared and calibrated the sensations that accompany each and every club in the bag. Of course, the driver was my favorite – no surprise …

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Jun 27

Hit a Sand Wedge Like Spieth?

h1>Spieth Makes Art of the Sand Wedge and Wins Travelers – But What About the Rest of Us? When Jordan Spieth won his first PGA event, the John Deere Classic, not too many years ago, he did it by holing out a bunker shot. Last weekend, he did the same thing at the Travelers Championship. …

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Jun 24

Frank Tatum, Author of ‘Massacre’ Dies

Frank ‘Sandy’ Tatum, former President of the USGA Prepared Winged Foot for Difficult 1974 U..S. Open, Was Much More  It is amazing, the jobs one can get if they are wealthy enough. Men and women with little to no knowledge of the industry can oversee complicated business networks, regardless of background. However, we should never …

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Jun 20

Devoted Fan Dies at U.S. Open

Golf Fan Marshall “Chick” Jacobs Lost His Wife of 68 Years Three Days Before Erin Hills With all the excitement of two tournaments going down to the wire with the PGA and LPGA last week, a reminder surfaced that not all of importance is written on the leaderboard or in the stats column. Seven years …

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Jun 18

Koepka, Henderson Win Majors

Good Day for North American Champions, Brooks Koepke and Brooke Henderson for PGA and LPGA A lot of golf took place today, in majors of both tours. They were each characterized by valiant, nervy winners representing Canada and the U.S., but the tournaments could not have ended up in greater contrast. For the men, it …

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Jun 13

U.S. Open’s Erin Hills – Rough

Year After Chambers Bay, Still Fighting About the Rough It is difficult to recall any golf course that has undergone more abuse than Chambers Bay did last year when the U.S. Open headed toward the Pacific Northwest. The U.S. Open, perhaps in a struggle to gain the iconic identity possessed by other golf majors, seems …

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