Category: General Discussion

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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Dec 06

Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Five-year Pro Hoffmann is Fighting MD, but Keeps Swinging The odds are long for anyone who tries to compete at an international level in a physically demanding game or sport. Few things in competition require the kind of finesse and fine motor control that golf demands, and the weeding out process is harsh. However, in …

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Dec 03

Tiger Woods and His Very Good Week

Tiger Woods and His Very Good Week

Tiger Appears Viable and Sometimes Brilliant at Hero World Challenge After years of fits and starts in an attempted comeback, many of us were asleep at the wheel for this one, or at least had dozed off for the moment. The Tiger comeback bell can only be rung so often before we lose a step …

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Nov 27

Keeping Golf Skills Up Through Winter

Golf Skills

Do We Have to Reinvent Golf Skills Every Year? We’re Not Bears! By bringing up the question of keeping our golf skills sharp through the winter months, I’m thinking less of younger players, although there’s much to learn for them as well.  We humans are tested by the seasons, just like every other creature on …

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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?

What is a Stance Really For?

Find Your Stance for Balance 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 …

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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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