Category Archive: Pro Golf

Sep 13

Verchenova -New Look to Game

Russian Golfer Verchenova Bringing Back the Old World Did anyone notice that a Russian woman finished tied for 16th in the golf events at Rio? Whether we did or not, a lot of Russians did, and even though Maria Verchenova was late arriving back in Moscow, a group of star-struck children were waiting faithfully for …

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Sep 10

Tiger to Return

Tiger to Play the Safeway Tiger Woods says that it’s official. After months and months of nagging injuries, surgeries, and undoubtedly a series of head trips, the once greatest in the world will visit the Napa Valley soon for the Safeway Open. And why not? The fall in Napa, where the tournament will be featured …

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Sep 06

McIlroy Finds Right Stick

Putting Does a Turnaround at Deutsches Bank for McIlroy Of all the amateur golf devotees out there, such as myself, how many have ever heard of Scotty Cameron? How about Scotty Cameron of putter design fame? They say he’s pretty good at it, and has been at the game for quite a while. I noticed …

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Sep 03

Jutanugarn Like Jaws on Tour

Thai Golfer Jutanugarn Omnipresent in 2016 Do we all remember movies like Jaws, and the frightening music associated with the beast around which the story is centered? It’s iconic now. Whenever you hear those bass fiddles thump thump thumping away down there, you know that someone at the surface is in big trouble. It’s the …

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Aug 30

Olympic Optimism

Olympic Golf Looking Better Than We Thought Numerous post-mortems about Olympic golf have been either written in articles or verbalized in interviews since the end of the Games. In the months leading up to the two-week sports cornucopia, a lot of the projections were bad – and I admit to helping on that score. The …

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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 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 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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