Category Archive: Forum

Jan 14

LPGA’s Pressel Setting Example

Morgan Pressel Throws Another Blow at Breast Cancer Morgan Pressel has been playing on the LPGA Tour for a while now. Many of us remember her as the youngest tournament champion in the tour’s history. I once called her a bully in the best sense of the word, meaning that she had the energy to …

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Jan 10

Explaining Golf’s Pleasures to Uninitiated

Every sport has its disciples who swear by its exhaustive list of sensory and health pleasures. They also have a corresponding group of skeptics that wonder aloud, “Why would anyone do that?” Baseball, football, curling, badminton – golf…they all have it, even boxing, so they say. The naysayers don’t believe that there is a cornucopia …

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Jan 08

Rory and the Question of Membership

Resents Olympics Forcing Him to Choose Alliance When called upon to express ourselves in a nationalistic way, it turns out that most of us are like corporations, owned by a lot of people and collectives. It usually works out all right, because our locale, our region, and our national membership are in lock step with …

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Jan 03

Is Day’s Back Ready for ’17?

Despite Yeears of Back Injuries, Day Enters the Year #1 I’m not sure how he does it, but Jason Day appears to be one of the best ailing champions on the PGA Tour, and has been for a while. Somehow, he keeps winning a fair percentage of tournaments in spite of various rips, tears,  a …

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Dec 31

Practice Makes…Everything

You Have to Practice. Don’t Let Them Tell You Any Different Yes, the oldest joke in the book applies. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice.” It will always be that way, without exceptions. And yet, there is a type of marketing personality that will always try to convince you otherwise. He …

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Dec 28

Iconic Golf Brand Origins

Where did Those Hallowed Brand Names Come From? I can well-remember the power of advertising when I was a kid.  When those Titleists appeared under the tree, I wondered how I could ever lose. If, by chance, they were MacGregors on a particular year, I thought “Well, I might have to work a little harder, …

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Dec 24

Holiday Memories and Look to Spring

How the Holiday Season Has Changed Whatever holiday it is that a person celebrates, so long as it is a harbor for good memories, it still relates to what I’ve been feeling this morning. For me, it’s Christmas, and I’ll confess that I’m talking about the nostalgic memories and a little about the commercial side. …

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Dec 20

Play the Lie? Don’t Think So

Respecting the Rule Book is Fine, but Sometimes It Surpasses Ridiculous I watched a youtube video the other day that in terms of logic, was an absolute horror. Somehow, a young golfer got out onto a frozen lake or large pond, where his golf ball sat. His intent, of course, was to go out there …

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Dec 18

Grow into New Equipment

How many times has it happened? We go out and purchase the hot new thing, sparkling irons that look like they were put together on the starship Enterprise, woods that seem almost to operate by radar, and putters that look like ancient Mesopotamian scepters. “Ah, now my game is going to take off,” we say. …

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Dec 14

Leadbetter – Ko and Letting Go

Famous Swing Coach Thinks Ko’s Mind Divided David Leadbetter doesn’t have to shout in the streets about his gifts as a swing coach, at least not anymore – if he ever did. He has one gold standard resume as the man who helped put it all together for Lydia Ko, perhaps the greatest youth sensation …

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