Category Archive: General Discussion

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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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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Feb 14

Farm Golf, Good Land

Who Knew You Could Play Good Golf Out Here On The Farm? Today was Valentine’s Day. My Valentine and I decided to take a day drive that covered a distance of over 200 miles. When you live in central Washington there are several distinct types of terrain one can seek out. Alpine to the west …

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Feb 11

Golf in Tahiti

Tahiti Golf in Paradise I Wonder If I Could Concentrate Enough to Play the Game I would think that most of us have a place in our minds, one place above all others where we would like to go someday – not to work, not to worry, and perhaps not even to go for any …

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Feb 07

The Power of Wilderness Golf

Get Out  in the Wilderness To Learn Golf’s Best Lessons My revisitation of the series “Northern Exposure” continues with such a ferocity that today I actually drove to the town in which most of it was filmed – just for fun. What does that have to do with golf? In the last two episodes of …

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