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Apr 08

Masters Nostalgia Still Going

The Masters

The Masters Most Magical of the Majors I wonder how much nostalgia I could tolerate in one day, because today has pushed it to the limit. We are almost ready to start the third round of the 2017 tournament at Augusta, and as always, things are interesting. Fowler is minus 4, which is not surprising. …

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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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May 03

Golf – Chokes and Meltdowns

Everyone Does It, Don’t Handle it Same Way The art of choking, especially on the golf course, is not limited to a weekend at a local municipal. The “choke” has been experienced by pretty much golfer who ever completed an 18 hole round, or by anyone who has ever played a match or tournament of …

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Oct 03

Become a Golf Einstein

Einstein Influenced Golf The Rational and Intuitive Game of Golf A renowned physicist who had worked with Einstein is said to have finally introduced him to the game of golf, a pursuit which he immediately quit, claiming that is was “too complicated.” However, the famous physicist who gave us the Theory of General Relativity has …

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Sep 08

Smokin’ Golf-Ups and Downs

Cigarettes and Smoking Still Part of Golf Culture For those of us who have lived through a certain number of decades, the culture of cigarette smoking has evolved from a matter of public glamor and tranquility to a counterintuitive habit in regards to almost anything that requires physical action. I once heard a tape of …

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Feb 10

Billy Casper Dies at 83

Billy Casper

   PGA Great, Billy Casper, Will Be Missed       It has been a difficult month for losing professional golfers who accompanied me through my early years. Last week, we lost Charlie Sifford, who broke the color barriers of the PGA Tour, and this week, William Earl Casper, better known as Billy, left us. …

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Jan 07

Technology, Putting and the Old Course

Ben Hogan

  Has Professional Golf Become a Putting Contest? As Woody Austin spoke of approaching his fiftieth birthday recently, he talked about how he made his mark by being a ball striker and “knocking the flag over.” Citing the great Ben Hogan, the man Austin believes to the best to ever play the game, he lamented …

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Dec 20

Smoking and Modern Golf

Smoking and Modern Golf

  Smoking on the Golf Course – No Longer Cool     Once upon a time, it was all part of the insatiable Western desire to look good. Clark Gable could offer Claudette Colbert or Marilyn Monroe a cigarette whenever he wanted to. It was expected of him, part of the charm. Likewise, Arnie or …

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