Category: General Discussion

Nov 21

Lexi and Her Miserable, Horrible Great Year

Two-foot Putts are Everywhere in Life. It was a Real One for Lexi Thompson Every one of us, at some time in our lives, has been faced with a two-footer, even those who have never set foot on a golf course (poor things). Sometimes the stakes aren’t nearly as titanic as we think they are, …

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Nov 19

What is a Stance Really For?

I did the drill in my childhood days. Like most people, I was up and walking in the first couple of years. After that, I did what most of us do, develop the ability to perform upper body tasks while instinctively assuming a stance that would support the action. As most of us gained skill, …

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Nov 14

The Great (and not) Eddie Pearce

Eddie Pearce – Outrageous Talent, Not Remembered It is a commonly overlooked fact that the greatest talent in the room is not necessarily the winner. The overarching reality along those lines suggests that millions of the greatest potential champions in any sort of professional life are never seen, never famous, and never heralded for coming …

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Nov 12

Mickey Wright, Rendering, and Caesar

Argue about the Greatest All You Want – Mickey Wright is Still a Phenomenon Depending upon our ages, we all got to experience the greats in every activity precious to us. Every generation produced them, and if we grew up with them, they are “our” greatest. I have no problem with that. Science is not …

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Nov 08

Pro and Amateur Golf in Turkey

Turkey Just Featured Itself in the Turkish Airlines Open – Some of Us Slow to Catch On I have watched through the years as new parts of the globe have established a golf culture, especially much of Asia. We have seen great players like Lorena Ochoa and Lee Trevino have bring Mexican golf into the …

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Nov 05

Marc Cayeux Reaches Milestone

After Long Recovery, Severely Injured Cayeux Makes the Cut People respond to adversity in different ways and to different degrees. Some fold their tent and silently steal away, finding more comfort in the ‘woe is me’ approach. Others keep their ‘boo-hoo’ very short, and do everything possible to get back in the game. We should …

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Nov 01

It’s Bernhard Langer…Again!

Bernhard Langer Defies the Norm, Keeps Playing Like a Champion We’ve seen this type of durability before, but not very often. Golfers such as Gary Player left the PGA Tour still playing the game brilliantly. They didn’t have to stop, and nobody threw them out. Now, after years of watching, I’m seeing an extreme example …

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Oct 29

Emily Nash Denied Trophy After Win

Emily Nash, 16, Allowed to Compete, Not Allowed to Win So, here is the situation, and keep in mind that this is the year 2017. Unfortunately for girls’ golf, Lunenburg High School in Massachusetts doesn’t have a golf team for young women. That leaves Emily Nash out in the cold, although she can compete later …

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Oct 24

The Mulligan, and How Many Golf Balls

Where Did the Mulligan Come From, and How Many Golf Balls Do We Carry per Round? I had not thought of these questions for a very long time, until I read two informative articles on the PGA site. The first was penned by Bob Denney for PGA of America on the origins of the mulligan. …

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Oct 22

Eun-Hee-Ji, Swinging Skirts and Questions

Eun Hee-Ji Wins the Taiwan Swinging Skirts – Related Stories and Questions As the LPGA continues its ‘swing’ through Asia, I’m wondering where previously unknown greatness comes from, whether there’s more to come in some players, and what happened to yesterday’s stars. Eun-Hee-Ji won the Taiwan version of the LPGA Swinging Skirts Championship this week. I’ve …

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