Category: Pro Golf

Jan 10

Lyme Disease and the Walker Family

Lyme Disease and the Walker Family

Lyme Disease, Non-transmittable, Hits Golf Family Twice Jimmy Walker, well-known PGA pro, was really on his way in 2014, jumping into the gallery’s consciousness by winning three of the first eight events of the season. That amounts to winning almost half of everything held within a two-month period. The 38-year old Walker is an Oklahoman, …

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Jan 02

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

LPGA star In Gee-Chun Runs Her Link of the Olympic Torch Route The winter Olympics are almost here. I have a special love for the winter games, particularly when I am sitting on a comfortable sofa with a cup of hot chocolate watching the competitors ski, skate, and luge their brains out. I’ve always had …

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Dec 27

John Daley Jr. – There’s Another One!

John Daley Jr. - There's Another One!

John Daley Jr. Same Charisma As John Daley Sr. It is typical in close father and son relationships for the children of public performers to watch and imitate the men they admire. The profession doesn’t really make much of a difference. Unless otherwise taught through outward behavior, a son’s natural tendency is to grow up …

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Dec 20

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Ai Miyazato, Japanese Legend, Retires from LPGA at Young Age Ai Miyazato, an enormous name in Japanese golf, not to mention a hefty presence in the worldwide game, is retiring from competitive golf to seek what she terms “a normal life.” She makes a good point. One who wants a ‘normal’ life won’t do well …

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Dec 13

Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Golf Rules and Cultural Changes

Rules change in the golf world, and some unfortunate habits as well The governing body of golf and its rules didn’t call me personally to tell me the news. However, they made it perfectly clear that I am no longer welcome to call in with my replay observations about anyone’s golf game. Apparently, the players …

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Dec 08

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Torres Does it the Hard Way, but Triumphs We are accustomed to seeing natural disasters wreak havoc all around the world with horrified amazement, but for the past 12 months, it feels as though the western hemisphere is getting a little more punishment than usual. From fires and floods to hurricanes, disease, and earthquakes,  every …

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Dec 06

Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Morgan Hoffmann Will Continue Playing

Five-year Pro Hoffmann is Fighting MD, but Keeps Swinging The odds are long for anyone who tries to compete at an international level in a physically demanding game or sport. Few things in competition require the kind of finesse and fine motor control that golf demands, and the weeding out process is harsh. However, in …

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Dec 03

Tiger Woods and His Very Good Week

Tiger Woods and His Very Good Week

Tiger Appears Viable and Sometimes Brilliant at Hero World Challenge After years of fits and starts in an attempted comeback, many of us were asleep at the wheel for this one, or at least had dozed off for the moment. The Tiger comeback bell can only be rung so often before we lose a step …

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Nov 26

Looking for an LPGA Superstar?

Looking for an LPGA Superstar

Does Women’s Golf Have a True Superstar, or are We Still Waiting? I just finished reading an article by Randell Mell, in which he discusses the availability of superstars among the field of the LPGA. When he claims that the tour is very much deeper than it once was, he is absolutely correct. In no …

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Nov 14

The Great (and not) Eddie Pearce

Eddie Pearce – Outrageous Talent, Not Remembered It is a commonly overlooked fact that the greatest talent in the room is not necessarily the winner. The overarching reality along those lines suggests that millions of the greatest potential champions in any sort of professional life are never seen, never famous, and never heralded for coming …

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