Tag Archive: golf

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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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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Jan 08

Rory and the Question of Membership

Rory Resents Olympics Forcing Him to Choose Alliance When called upon to express ourselves in a nationalistic way, it turns out that most of us are like corporations, owned by a lot of people and collectives. It usually works out all right, because our locale, our region, and our national membership are in lock step …

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Dec 31

Practice Makes…Everything

You Have to Practice. Don’t Let Them Tell You Any Different Yes, the oldest joke in the book applies. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice.” It will always be that way, without exceptions. And yet, there is a type of marketing personality that will always try to convince you otherwise. He …

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Dec 28

Iconic Golf Brand Origins

Where did Those Hallowed Brand Names Come From? What Products Are Iconic Golf Brands? I can well-remember the power of advertising when I was a kid.  When those Titleists appeared under the tree, I wondered how I could ever lose. If, by chance, they were MacGregors on a particular year, I thought “Well, I might …

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Dec 24

Holiday Memories and Look to Spring

How the Holiday Season Has Changed Whatever holiday it is that a person celebrates, so long as it is a harbor for good memories, it still relates to what I’ve been feeling this morning. For me, it’s Christmas, and I’ll confess that I’m talking about the nostalgic memories and a little about the commercial side. …

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