Category Archive: Golf Articles

May 23

New Technology Test on Web.com

Range Finders Being Tried Out on Pro-Am Day – Too Much Technology? I’ve been around long enough to see one fight after another over the introduction of technology on the various golf tours. When I was a kid, it was the British ball versus the American ball. How many dimples, precisely what size, etc. I’ve …

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May 21

Lexi Thompson Sets the Tour Straight

Lexi Thompson Puts Together Four Unbeatable Rounds at Kingsmill We’ve talked about it for weeks, the tragic, stupid, and embarrassing travesty of the weak-kneed USGA. They let someone like me snatch away a probable tour victory for Lexi Thompson. That means someone like me, leaning on a couch, Fritos Corn Chips and a brew by …

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May 17

Si Woo Kim Calm at Players

21 Year Old South Dorean Si Woo Kim Takes “5th  Major” at Players The Players Championship has taken on the status of what is termed a “5th major.” It doesn’t have the zing of the other four as yet. You have to be old for that. However, it’s a great deal of money if you …

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May 13

U.S. Open – I Could Qualify?

To Qualify for the U.S. Open Remember That Open Isn’t as Easy as it Seems I’ve always known that there is a qualifying process for a major tournament such as the U.S. Open. It’s different from an invitation – yes, I know that, too. I understand that the Masters doesn’t work that way. No one …

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May 10

Daly, Willet – How Things Change

Daly and Willett – How the Mighty Have Fallen, and the Fallen are Again Mighty I’ve followed John Daly for so long that I’m surprised that either one of us is still around.  It’s been wild, colorful, outrageous, absurd, incredible, and entirely unpredictable. And through all of it, something in me has always sort of …

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May 07

No TV for Ochoa – Big Mistake

Enough in Budget or Not, Get Ochoa and Her Tournament on TV This is usually one of my favorite weeks of the year. This is the week when Lorena Ochoa holds her annual tournament. It’s got all of the warm feelings you could ever ask for, as Ochoa and her event symbolize golf’s contribution to …

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May 02

Gorney says It’s In the Hips

Teacher Brett Gorney Makes Hip Problem for Distance Clear I wasn’t really familiar with golf pro Brett Gorney until recently, and that’s my fault, not his. After a few spring ventures to the driving range, I came away with the same questions as I have in the past concerning my wasted potential for distance.  Was …

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Apr 30

Life Dangerous at Top of Golf

Members of Golf Profession Getting Dinged Left and Right Golf does not appear to be an inherently dangerous game, but what is dangerous to a golfer may only be an inconvenience for people in many other professions. A stubbed toe, an earache, back pain, a course marshall, or a stop watch can seriously “ding” anyone …

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Apr 25

And Now, the “Lexi Rule”

Changes Have Been Made, but the Fossils are Far from Up to Date on the Lexi Rule  For a fan continuing to look at the Lexi Thompson situation, the whole incident hurts more this week than it did last week. Thompson herself has maintained poise and civility through the week, and it appears as though …

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Apr 23

Lydia Ko – A Pattern as Obstacle

Ko, Number One in the World, but Tentatively So much of the preparation for great golf involves perfecting the repeatable swing, the reliable groove,and the putting feel that can be duplicated over a long stretch. Muscle memory and freedom from clenching, having to reinvent or experiment. It’s the stuff of which champions are made, those …

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