Category Archive: Golf Articles

Jul 23

Playing Quick Round of 6

Playing 18 holes or 6? I’ve repeated and repeated this through the years, but I;m going to give it one more try. One of the best things about playing eighteen holes of golf is that it has always taken a long time. As kids, whether in the summer or during the school year, that kept …

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Jul 19

Talk About a Comeback

Matthew Southgate Comes Back from Nowhere What a week it was for courage under pressure on both the men’s and women’s tours. Stenson was hot, and Mickelson was almost hot enough, but despite great play, couldn’t quite break through. Lydia Ko was hitting on all cylinders. She not only has the natural life force to …

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Jul 16

Royal Troon a Killer

Royal Troon Real Test of the Best It’s that time of year again for one of my favorite tournaments in the world, and part of the reason is that it brings much of the world’s best golfers to play in it – people we don’t see all year, and people from places many of us …

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Jul 12

Golf’s Odd Rules

The Rules Of Golf Baffle Many of Us Again, we witnessed an odd ending to a major event this week, when Anna Nordqvist, in the midst of a sudden death playoff, was coolly informed that she had lost the tournament a hole before. What was intended to be a gripping finale of an LPGA major …

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Jul 09

CordeValle

CordeValle A Robert Trent Jones Masterpiece If you’ve ever spent time around the wine country of California, you’ve found a place of leisure built on a natural balance of good things. In Napa, St. Helena, Calistoga, and San Martin, the powers that be knew exactly what the temperature balance should be, the moisture content of …

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Jul 05

Prodigies – Two Incidents

Golf’s Newest Prodigies Two things struck my eye today that were positively fascinating in terms of talented young golfers who might someday make a big mark in the pro game. Altogether, both stories were alarming, the first one “good” alarming, and the second “leave you speechless” alarming. The stories are centered around two prodigies, both …

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Jul 02

Brooke Henderson’s Resources

Brooke Henderson Just Goes And Goes Ah, youth. I can remember it well, except its sensations of instant physical ability, limitless possibilities, and a gas tank that never seemed to run dry, in the body, mind, or heart. If I had a match at the course where I spent much of my youth, the excitement, …

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Jun 26

Old? Slow? Outdated?

It has been a week of reading overlapping articles. In one, solutions for not only slow play, but an entire reformatting of the game of golf is in the experimental stage, where one can play two or three holes in record time. Another questions whether the game has left the elderly behind, or whether it …

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May 28

Does Zika Change Things?

Golfers Watching and Waiting Zika Situation I was going to begin my thoughts today by telling Ariya Jutanugarn that enough is enough, and this total dominance thing isn’t funny anymore. But now, I want to ask her how she feels about going to the Olympics as one who has her game on fire, given the …

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Apr 12

Don’t Demonize Spieth

Pressure Gets to Everyone By now, everyone who follows professional golf knows what happened Sunday in the 2016 Masters. A tournament featuring high winds, the yips, and slow play warnings emitted a touch of anxiety above and beyond the normal bar of tangling with Augusta. We watched Ernie Els tailspin into the yips in a …

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