Tag Archive: golf

Oct 15

Demise of Golf – Another Look

Problems with the Theory of Golf’s “Demise” Through the months, I’ve written a great deal on the supposed demise of golf, and have agonized over some oddball solutions to what some think is the problem of the game. Now, I see that many miscalculations have been made over passing this wonderful pastime to the next …

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Oct 10

St. Andrews Not What She Used to Be?

Ross Fisher Breaks the Course Record at Old Course of St. Andrews I’ve always dreamed of going back to that country course in Washington State that seemed so long when I was a kid. When I was in my prime, I knew that if I could go back, I would murder that piece of acreage, …

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Oct 07

Pebble Beach Resort, Up Close

Touring the Pebble Beach Resort Gives Us an Inexpensive Look at Several Leading American Golf Courses With enough free time off to attend a friend’s wedding on the Monterrey Peninsula this week, I received a totally unexpected vacation. In addition to a ceaseless regimen of wonderful food, scenic views, conversation, warmth and sunshine, I took …

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Sep 23

PGA and European Tour Merger?

Many Questions Arise if the European and PGA Men’s Tours Effect a Merger Rory McIlroy has been musing lately about the idea of Europe and the U.S. seeking a merger, at least the men’s golf part. That’s right, the PGA and European Tour in a hypothetical merger. There are so many talents between the two, …

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Sep 17

Penalties Technology, and the Rule Book

Ben Crane and His Two-Stroke Penalty for Technology Beyond Our Understanding It used to be that technology was largely confined to the development of clubs and balls, a long slow evolution that brought us our metal woods, sure-fire putters, and mega Titleist ‘watcha-call-its.’ It used to be that the worst thing that could happen, in …

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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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Sep 06

Coping with the Slump

When talent takes a holiday and hits a slump, what should a golfer do? When it comes to a golf slump, I’m not really the right person for making comments. My game, compared to some, looks like a slump in its default position, one that occasionally gets better, then settles back into the same old …

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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 27

When Nature Attacks Golf

Flood, Fire, and Other Natural Golf Disasters We are safely back home after 8,000 miles of driving across the U.S. and back through Canada. My only regret is that we ran out of days, and couldn’t get very far into British Columbia before heading down to Spokane. Even though I’ve crossed the continent many times, …

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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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