Category Archive: Golf Articles

Aug 12

State College Golf and Biblical Rain

Mountain View Country Club Outside State College Should Have Rented Out Arks for the Most Exciting Rain I’ve Ever Seen Every two or three years, my wife and I drive throughout the United States in a big southern loop, rising up to the middle Atlantic states, then returning home across the top. Along the way, …

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Aug 08

Yani Tseng is Still Here

Tseng Still Appearing on Leader Boards, Despite Not Winning It’s time to drag out the old psychologist’s couch again. It’s not for Tiger, Rory, or any number of male golfing mysteries this time. It’s for Yani Tseng, who until a few years ago was the Queen of everything available for such a title in women’s …

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Aug 05

Jutanugarn and the Muni’s Nightmare

Ariya Jutanugarn Blows Herself Out of British Without Taking an Extra Step Ariya Jutanugarn is the first Thai golfer to win a major championship. Everyone at Kingsbarns knows that. She was going to be a contender for the title at the Rico Women’s British Open this week in Scotland. Everybody was pretty sure of that, …

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Aug 02

LPGA British Open – Kingsbarns

Scottish Open was Only first Part of LPGA Scottish Fantasy – Now Comes the Open at Kingsbarns Last week, I went on and on about the beauties of Scotland and its great links courses, as the LPGA played one of its events there. It wasn’t a major, but one of my favorites, simply based on …

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Jul 29

Scotland – Golf Fantasy

Dundonald Golf In Scotland As the third round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open unfolds, I am reminded of a comment from Padraig Harrington a few years ago. I won’t try a direct quote, but he seemed to say, “We’re professional golfers. We don’t really have problems.” Of course, in a strict sense, …

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Jul 25

Spieth Flips Switch at Open

Spieth Legend Takes Shape One Major at a Time This week, we learned that it’s never a good idea to give the olive wreath to anyone too early in the weekend. We reminded ourselves of the precariousness involved in maintaining a three shot lead coming into Sunday. We watched once more as British courses wreaked …

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Jul 22

Things Looking British for Spieth

Some Say Spieth Too Far Ahead, Sure to Win Open – But It’s Golf For anyone who believes that great men’s golf went out the window with Tiger Woods, you’re just not paying attention. There there, it’s all right. They said the same thing after Jack, Gary, and Arnold – and those fans weren’t paying …

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Jul 19

The Links Look at Half Moon Bay

Links or Quasi-Links Golf Courses in the Bay Area Evoke Scottish Aesthetic I haven’t been in the Bay Area for a while, and don’t find myself there nearly as often as I once did. Going through it reminds me of the many things the area has to offer, but there are more undiscovered treasures, not …

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Jul 15

U.S. Open-Not Many Americans

Asians Dominating Top of Leaderboard Going into Sunday at the U.S. Open Three rounds are in for the Women’s U.S. Open. It’s been a watery affair on the Trump Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, but they’ve got every one in at last, all with scores to get dry before tomorrow. As an observer, I am …

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Jul 11

Trump and the USGA – Politics

President and Golf Mogul Threatened to Sue USGA Apparently, it is a feature of the American system that suing the President of the United States for any reason is off limits. There might be a problem with him being busy elsewhere. It could range from a photo-op with the Miss Universe Pageant, or a sudden …

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