Category Archive: Golf Articles

Aug 27

Jutanugarn Leads Canadian at Priddis

Jutanugarn Leads Canadian Pacific Women’s Open by Three If you live in either the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., or in western Canada anywhere near a forest, you have a different feel for late summer than almost everyone else. Californians probably aren’t noticing it yet, but up north, the hints are growing stronger that the …

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Aug 24

Violence – It’s a Natural

Violence On The Golf Course Increasing Etiquette Only Scratches the Surface The list of behaviors required in golf is so well known to us all that it almost sounds cliched. We had every one of them drummed into our heads as kids during our junior membership years, but we got mad anyway, just the same …

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Aug 20

Two Worlds Win Golf Medals

UK and South Korea Win Gold Now that the golf portion of the Olympic Games is in the rear view mirror, I can backtrack a little on all my doubt that it would ever happen. I also doubted that it would happen with good people, and I doubted that the game would ever be invited …

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Aug 15

Gene Sauers Hangs In There

Gene Sauers Comes Back from Horrible Odds to Win Senior U.S. Open In so many ways, we are all the same, and yet in so many ways, we are individually unique. For some reason that most of us cannot claim to understand, we are all given a different hand of cards to play, a different …

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Aug 13

Rose Strikes First in Rio

Rose Takes Gold In Rio Britain Looking Good So Far Golf has, at last, has begun at the Rio Olympics, and so far, so good. Not one player has been eaten alive at the ponds, pounced on from a tree, stung by anything other than the normal types of airborne critters, or robbed at gunpoint …

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Aug 10

Golf – Live Coverage and Fiction

Golf Hard To Portray On Screen Real or Not, Difficult to Get It Right I recall freaking out at a movie on Charlie Chaplin in which he plays the violin. No one on the project seemed to notice that he was playing it backward – left-handed, fine, but some important adjustments were totally wrong, like …

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Aug 06

Olympic Golf Hazards

Olympic Golf Hazards Are They On the Course? Unusual Environment for Golfing Olympians The much-maligned Olympic Games are finally here, courtesy of Brazil. No one knows the future of Olympic golf for certain, but it has apparently made the cut this year, and will go on as scheduled. Among the men, the ranks have thinned, …

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Aug 03

Jutanugarn Changes the Map

Jutanugarn Opens Up the World For Top Golfers Top Golf Coming from Around the Globe How things have changed from the old days. Back in the era of my childhood, the LPGA was predominantly an American affair, and the foreign golfer provided international color. Over on the men’s side, it was Arnie, Sam and Jack, …

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Jul 30

PGA 3rd Round – Rory Out

PGA At Baltusrol But No Rory If you’ve never spent much time in New Jersey, the sight of the Baltusrol golf club in Springfield might cause some confusion. Yes, there is the industrial section of the state, much of it chemical in nature, and shall we say, overly fragrant? Every state has an industrial section, …

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Jul 26

Wheatcroft, the Journeyman

Wheatcroft Almost Breaks Through It’s a horrible word. Whenever I hear it, something in me cramps up or cringes. It’s the thing nobody who is chasing success wants to be called – a journeyman. It’s so ironic that you can go through the grueling process, win your tour card, and still be called such a …

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