Tag Archive: golf

Mar 12

Golf Rules are Changing

Golf Rules Changing That Were Set Centuries Ago I suppose that I am the only person remaining in the golf world who does not want the game of golf to go faster, be a lot more “fun” and less “difficult.” I’ve said it a thousand times, so I won’t elaborate, except to say that the …

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Mar 07

Simon Hobday Dies at 76

Simon Hobday, South African Loved as Colorful Character Now that I’m looking back on favorite players and personalities that I used to follow religiously, it occurs to me that I cannot remember how many majors they won, or total tournaments. I have images in my mind of them making 20 foot putts and fairway splitting …

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Feb 21

Althea Gibson, Golfer?

Althea Gibson, Championship Tennis Player Makes History in Two Sports All right, suppose you didn’t read the title, and I just asked you, “Who was the first professional African-American woman tennis champion? What would be your answer? It might be more difficult for a younger generation because it’s farther away from the era, but even …

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Feb 14

Farm Golf, Good Land

Who Knew You Could Play Good Golf Out Here On The Farm? Today was Valentine’s Day. My Valentine and I decided to take a day drive that covered a distance of over 200 miles. When you live in central Washington there are several distinct types of terrain one can seek out. Alpine to the west …

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Feb 11

Golf in Tahiti

Tahiti Golf in Paradise I Wonder If I Could Concentrate Enough to Play the Game I would think that most of us have a place in our minds, one place above all others where we would like to go someday – not to work, not to worry, and perhaps not even to go for any …

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Feb 07

The Power of Wilderness Golf

Get Out  in the Wilderness To Learn Golf’s Best Lessons My revisitation of the series “Northern Exposure” continues with such a ferocity that today I actually drove to the town in which most of it was filmed – just for fun. What does that have to do with golf? In the last two episodes of …

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Feb 04

Golf in the Dark

Night Golf Is One Thing, but Playing in the Dark? The man or woman who wants to play golf no matter what, will generally find a way to do it.  They will even think of a way to keep going when day is done, if the thirst for another nine is still not sated. Night …

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Jan 24

Asia’s Second Thoughts About Golf

Olympics Hit a Snag, China Flips on Growing the Game It sounds like a good cliche to say that it’s never too early to start thinking about the next Olympics. I disagree with that, partiularly considering how drama-filled the creation of Rio’s course ended up, and I still don’t like alligators hiding out in the …

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Jan 22

Canadian Hadwin in the “Zone”

Canadian Adam Hadwin Goes Ballistic on the Scorecard – Finds Zone, Breaks 60 We often hear athletes and others from all manner of professions talking about finding the zone. Runners who can’t manage shorter distances find the zone and win marathons. Basketball players who rack up a 40 point game with eight consecutive three-pointers included, …

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Jan 17

Chilean Teen Going to Masters

Toto Gana wins Latin American Open, Gets Masters Invite Getting up this morning I thought, “What’s going on in the golf world that I’d love to talk about today?” That’s not always an easy question, because we’re between pro tour seasons, college teams are in hibernation for a little while, and there’s freezing rain all …

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