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Sep 12

Golf Passion…and Occasional Stupidity

Where’s the Line of Insanity When It Comes to Finishing the Round No Matter What? In the golfer’s Book of Legends, stories of extreme passion to the game abound. It’s a badge of courage to love the game you’re playing, and to show that you’re playing this one because you love it more than any …

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Aug 29

Pesticides Making Courses Look Great

Do We Need to Change our View of Landscape Beauty Because of Pesticides? There we were at the Canadian Pacific, finishing up Saturday’s round – and there was Michelle Wie – and suddenly, there she wasn’t. Lamentably, Wie missed the fourth round, and ended up in Ottawa having an emergency appendectomy. We wish her a …

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Aug 19

Death on the Golf Course

Death is a Mystery, and Many Speak Wistfully of Dying on the Golf Course The anticipation of dying is, of course, something that has to be worked out by each human brain individually, according to his or her beliefs, ways of being and thinking. In terms of the game of golf, death is a strange …

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Jun 03

Golf and the Underlying Math

What are the Results of A Lifetime of Golf Choices? Could Math Tell Us? Somewhere down the road of life, provided that we are sentient beings, we reevaluate our lives. We pore over the choices we’ve made, and form some evaluative conclusion about whether they were the right ones. Like everyone else, I’ve done that, …

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Jan 10

Explaining Golf’s Pleasures to Uninitiated

Golf’s Pleasures Just A Link Away Every sport has its disciples who swear by its exhaustive list of sensory and health pleasures. They also have a corresponding group of skeptics that wonder aloud, “Why would anyone do that?” Baseball, football, curling, badminton – golf…they all have it, even boxing, so they say. The naysayers don’t …

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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 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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Jun 04

Golf, Boxing…Courage

Courage is Courage, No Matter Where In my young days, being in a performance profession, I used to stand in the wings sick to my stomach with fear, knowing that I had to go out and do it yet one more time. Every single night after the first Liston/Ali fight, I said the same thing …

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May 21

The Disappearing Family

I read an interesting article from a columnist in the UK yesterday, who detailed the state of sexism in the game as it entered the 21st century. The writer specified certain clubs where the collective spirit of golf was healthy, and a few where the ossified “old white guy” dynamic was choking the life out …

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May 18

The “Art” of Golf

I was reading Ben Hogan’s book on the golf swing the other day. I suppose there was a lot in there about actually playing golf as well, but I was mesmerized by the swing. Of course, Ben Hogan’s swing is something worthy of great admiration, but I’m not really talking about him. I’m talking about …

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