Category Archive: Golf Articles

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

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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Sep 27

Coco Beach, Puerto Rico – What’s the Deal?

American President in Center of Golf Bankruptcy Storm over a Trump Course – Now Coco Beach It confuses me as to why this is so, but with all the troubles brewing in the world, regardless of fault, talking about sports and players of sports seems to be a favorite pastime of the American government. However, …

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Sep 23

PGA and European Tour Merger?

Many Questions Arise if the European and PGA Men’s Tours Effect a Merger Rory McIlroy has been musing lately about the idea of Europe and the U.S. seeking a merger, at least the men’s golf part. That’s right, the PGA and European Tour in a hypothetical merger. There are so many talents between the two, …

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Sep 20

Penalties, Round Two

More Thoughts About Penalties After the Ben Crane Incident I read this morning that the fossilized USGA is finally modernizing the rule book. Naturally, I must temper my criticism of the grand old institution, as it really does do everything possible to preserve the integrity of the game. However, the weirdness of some of the …

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Sep 17

Penalties Technology, and the Rule Book

Ben Crane and His Two-Stroke Penalty for Technology Beyond Our Understanding It used to be that technology was largely confined to the development of clubs and balls, a long slow evolution that brought us our metal woods, sure-fire putters, and mega Titleist ‘watcha-call-its.’ It used to be that the worst thing that could happen, in …

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Sep 12

Golf Passion…and Occasional Stupidity

Where’s the Line of Insanity When It Comes to Finishing the Round No Matter What? In the golfer’s Book of Legends, stories of extreme passion to the game abound. It’s a badge of courage to love the game you’re playing, and to show that you’re playing this one because you love it more than any …

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Sep 08

Ko, Thompson in Brickyard Showdown

Two (Three) Young Greats Duel for Indy Women in Tech, Sunday at the Brickyard There are a lot of interesting and odd things going on with the LPGA this weekend. Every week with the tour is interesting and odd, but I really mean it this week. First of all, there’s a new tournament being played …

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