Category: Forum

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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Oct 18

Green Should be the Prize for Golf Environment

Should We Change our Color Scheme to Make Only the Green Part the Object of the Golf? We certainly have seen it all this year. Fires from British Columbia to southern California. A lot of golf courses have been damaged or destroyed all along the west coast. Then, of course, we had Harvey in Texas, …

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Oct 15

Demise of Golf – Another Look

Problems with the Theory of Golf’s “Demise” Through the months, I’ve written a great deal on the supposed demise of golf, and have agonized over some oddball solutions to what some think is the problem of the game. Now, I see that many miscalculations have been made over passing this wonderful pastime to the next …

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Oct 10

St. Andrews Not What She Used to Be?

Ross Fisher Breaks the Course Record at Old Course of St. Andrews I’ve always dreamed of going back to that country course in Washington State that seemed so long when I was a kid. When I was in my prime, I knew that if I could go back, I would murder that piece of acreage, …

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Oct 07

Pebble Beach Resort, Up Close

Touring the Pebble Beach Resort Gives Us an Inexpensive Look at Several Leading American Golf Courses With enough free time off to attend a friend’s wedding on the Monterrey Peninsula this week, I received a totally unexpected vacation. In addition to a ceaseless regimen of wonderful food, scenic views, conversation, warmth and sunshine, I took …

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Oct 02

Brooke Henderson Wins McKayson – Safety an Issue

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While Wind Blows at Christchurch, Brooke Henderson Blows by the Field The normal news out of the LPGA this week is that the McKayson New Zealand Open came and went, and can be put into the books as a successful event. True, the whole thing almost blew away in the process, but that’s not the …

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Oct 01

New Zealand, You’ve Been Sanctioned

Superstar Status of Lydia Ko Brought LPGA to New Zealand, But Today Might be about Brooke Henderson I’ve never been to New Zealand, but members of my immediate family have, and my wife has relatives there. They all come back calling it a green jewel, which makes sense to someone from western Oregon and Washington. …

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