Category Archive: Golf Articles

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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Apr 19

Ian Poulter and the Card

Can Ian Poulter Keep His PGA Card When High Profile Players Lose Their PGA Card The things those of us behind the ropes don’t know about what it took to get on that tee for any PGA-sanctioned tournament. Similarly, most of us know next to nothing about what it takes to stay there once that …

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Apr 16

Cristie Kerr Wins Lotte

It’s Been A Little While, But Kerr is Still Here I’m never quite sure what to think about this part of the new LPGA year, and the same holds true for the men’s. They are playing golf for one thing, and it’s still a little cold to do that where I live.  Secondly, they’re all …

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Apr 12

Rethinking Garcia

Finally a Major for Garcia There are so many storylines to Sergio Garcia and his win at last  week’s Masters that it’s difficult to know where to begin. To start with, I suppose, I’ll admit that I’ve just never liked him, and suspect that a fair number of people don’t either.. On the other hand, …

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Apr 08

Masters Nostalgia Still Going

The Masters Most Magical of the Majors I wonder how much nostalgia I could tolerate in one day, because today has pushed it to the limit. We are almost ready to start the third round of the 2017 tournament at Augusta, and as always, things are interesting. Fowler is minus 4, which is not surprising. …

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Apr 04

USGA, Lexi and the Middle Ages

Lexi Unfairly Ruled By Armchair Referee What Century Are We In, for Crying Out Loud? So I’m sitting in my recliner on a Tuesday, and I notice that when basketball player X hit the game-winner on Sunday night, his foot was on the out of bounds line? Well, I’ll certainly take care of that. I’ll …

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Apr 01

No More Els at Masters?

Barring An Upsurge, Els Could Fail to Qualify Again Throughout this calendar year, and come to think of it, the last calendar year, we’ve all been peering into the crystal ball of professional golf to see if Tiger Woods would either win another major, make it through another major, or even show up for another …

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Mar 28

Golf Needs Models

Young Golfers Need Models, and Several are Even Better I have read yet one more article on what’s wrong with golf, and I am sticking to my guns by saying “not very much.” Still, sports do rise and fall in popularity, as do most walks of life, with the people who dominate the industry news. …

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