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. And Now, the “Lexi Rule” — April 25, 2017
  2. Lydia Ko – A Pattern as Obstacle — April 23, 2017
  3. Ian Poulter and the Card — April 19, 2017
  4. Cristie Kerr Wins Lotte — April 16, 2017
  5. Rethinking Garcia — April 12, 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. A Tale of Two Alexas — 2 comments

Author's posts listings

Mar 21

Is Golf Bringing us Health?

Does Golf Help Your Health? Game Brings Joy and Torture, Depending on How We Respond to It I was moved by an article written by Anya Alvarez, who was a professional golfer for four years, before leaving the game for a writing career. Alvarez suggests that for her, the pressure of the professional game was …

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Mar 19

What’s Wrong With the Palmer?

Players are Skipping It, Caddies Speak Ill of It The championship course at Bay Hill was built in Orlando around the early 1960s. I’ve been hearing the name ever since as one of the PGA’s prominent venues. It was owned by various individuals and entities until Arnold Palmer bought it it in the ’70s. Palmer …

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Mar 14

Tiger Suspended? Wait a Minute

Tiger’s Suspension Fake News Maybe Sounded A Lot More Dire Than It Probably Is Today, It got a superb lesson in reading news bulletins coming out of the PGA. In this world of increasing misinformation, we are seeing more than news that is simply either true or not true. There is also hyperbolic news, incomplete …

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Mar 12

Golf Rules are Changing

Golf Rules Changing That Were Set Centuries Ago I suppose that I am the only person remaining in the golf world who does not want the game of golf to go faster, be a lot more “fun” and less “difficult.” I’ve said it a thousand times, so I won’t elaborate, except to say that the …

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Mar 07

Simon Hobday Dies at 76

Simon Hobday, South African Loved as Colorful Character Now that I’m looking back on favorite players and personalities that I used to follow religiously, it occurs to me that I cannot remember how many majors they won, or total tournaments. I have images in my mind of them making 20 foot putts and fairway splitting …

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Mar 04

Big Chance for Wie

Wie Leads By Two Into Final Round of HSBC The LPGA is still playing many time zones away, in Singapore. Here I sit on a Saturday afternoon, and a few of the leaders of the HSBC Women’s Championship have already started the final round. From the golfers’ perspective, especially for Michelle Wie, things might look …

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Feb 28

Golf Courses Fragile

Golf Courses Vulnerable to Nature and Humans Much like the restaurant business, staying solvent as a golf course owner is a tricky proposition. Between the things humans like to do such as vandalism and in-house crime, and the things that Nature is so good at it, a golf course entrepeneur is a sitting duck with …

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Feb 25

Relationships with Every Golf Club

Which Golf Club do You Love or Hate Oh, go on and admit it. Those of us who take golf seriously, sometimes too seriously, have anthropomorphised golf clubs into relationships that represent iconic types of delightful and destructive human interactions. I’ve known one or two men through the years who take this to the extreme, …

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Feb 21

Althea Gibson, Golfer?

Althea Gibson, Championship Tennis Player Makes History in Two Sports All right, suppose you didn’t read the title, and I just asked you, “Who was the first professional African-American woman tennis champion? What would be your answer? It might be more difficult for a younger generation because it’s farther away from the era, but even …

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Feb 18

Final Round of Women’s Australian Open

Women’s Australian Open Tight Race Tight Bunch from All Over in Contention I fell for it again this year. I always say I won’t, but I do. When the LPGA’s golf year begins, it spends its first months in tropical climes waiting for the snow to melt elsewhere. The women of the LPGA are either …

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