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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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Mar 05

Can You Bully Golf?

Type “A” Golf As most people who pay any attention to the modern course of human events know, it’s election year in the United States, and that the process tends to bring out some colorful personalities and unusual threads of logic…and/or the opposite. This time around, we’ve got some real doozies flooding the airwaves, and …

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Dec 26

Golf Great For Children

Golf or Football for children

Golf or Football for Children? Put the “Ah” in Childhood I was heartened by a comment made by Iron Mike Ditka this week. Ditka was and is one of the toughest men who ever played the game of American football, and there’s not a whit of hyperbole in that statement, Ditak can face facts, though, …

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Dec 22

Golf – A Winter Industry?

golf in winter

Golf in the Winter Snow? To start with, anyone who lives in Florida, or anything like it, doesn’t need to bother with this. I live in a very nice town in the Pacific Northwest, and that’s the sort of folks I’m talking to – yes, Northeners, for the most part. It’s winter here, and there …

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Dec 19

Ellie Day Suffers Concussion

Ellie Day Taken Away on Stretcher It’s a dangerous world, and there’s no getting around that. If disaster wants to find you, there’s no place to hide. Even sitting at home in front of the fire in your slippers, the fates can figure out a way. In the world of sports, we may think of …

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Nov 03

Ladies Day

Why Ladies Day? Is It Something We Said? I ran across an article on the Ladies Golf Club in Edmonton this morning, and for some reason, the old vaudeville song, “Every Day is Ladies Day With Me” ran through my head – don’t ask me why. It’s a cute song, but when I was a …

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Oct 27

Handicap in Court?

Handicap-“Handicap Building”, “Sand-bagging” Apparently, Thomas Talbot of Ireland understands the true depth of a cheating accusation. When he received his handicap of 13, a brief phrase accompanied it – “General Play.” I am not familiar with this phrase, but it seems as though it indicates that the player in question has falsified his handicap in …

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Oct 23

Golf, Colf, and Jeu de Mail?

Golf, Colf, and Jeu de Mail Oddball Ancestors of Modern Golf In various explorations of golf’s illustrious history in Scotland, the accepted birthplace of the modern form of the game, and Asia, the center of something eerily similar, we know pretty much what it looked like. We know who played it and where, what equipment …

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