Tag: LPGA

Jan 02

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

In Gee-Chun Carries the Torch

LPGA star In Gee-Chun Runs Her Link of the Olympic Torch Route The winter Olympics are almost here. I have a special love for the winter games, particularly when I am sitting on a comfortable sofa with a cup of hot chocolate watching the competitors ski, skate, and luge their brains out. I’ve always had …

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Dec 20

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Miyazato Bids Pro Golf Farewell

Ai Miyazato, Japanese Legend, Retires from LPGA at Young Age Ai Miyazato, an enormous name in Japanese golf, not to mention a hefty presence in the worldwide game, is retiring from competitive golf to seek what she terms “a normal life.” She makes a good point. One who wants a ‘normal’ life won’t do well …

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Dec 08

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Maria Torres, first Pro from Puerto Rico

Torres Does it the Hard Way, but Triumphs We are accustomed to seeing natural disasters wreak havoc all around the world with horrified amazement, but for the past 12 months, it feels as though the western hemisphere is getting a little more punishment than usual. From fires and floods to hurricanes, disease, and earthquakes,  every …

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Nov 26

Looking for an LPGA Superstar?

Looking for an LPGA Superstar

Does Women’s Golf Have a True Superstar, or are We Still Waiting? I just finished reading an article by Randell Mell, in which he discusses the availability of superstars among the field of the LPGA. When he claims that the tour is very much deeper than it once was, he is absolutely correct. In no …

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Nov 21

Lexi and Her Miserable, Horrible Great Year

Two-foot Putts are Everywhere in Life. It was a Real One for Lexi Thompson Every one of us, at some time in our lives, has been faced with a two-footer, even those who have never set foot on a golf course (poor things). Sometimes the stakes aren’t nearly as titanic as we think they are, …

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Nov 12

Mickey Wright, Rendering, and Caesar

Argue about the Greatest All You Want – Mickey Wright is Still a Phenomenon Depending upon our ages, we all got to experience the greats in every activity precious to us. Every generation produced them, and if we grew up with them, they are “our” greatest. I have no problem with that. Science is not …

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Oct 22

Eun-Hee-Ji, Swinging Skirts and Questions

Eun Hee-Ji Wins the Taiwan Swinging Skirts – Related Stories and Questions As the LPGA continues its ‘swing’ through Asia, I’m wondering where previously unknown greatness comes from, whether there’s more to come in some players, and what happened to yesterday’s stars. Eun-Hee-Ji won the Taiwan version of the LPGA Swinging Skirts Championship this week. I’ve …

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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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Oct 02

Brooke Henderson Wins McKayson – Safety an Issue

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While Wind Blows at Christchurch, Brooke Henderson Blows by the Field The normal news out of the LPGA this week is that the McKayson New Zealand Open came and went, and can be put into the books as a successful event. True, the whole thing almost blew away in the process, but that’s not the …

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Oct 01

New Zealand, You’ve Been Sanctioned

Superstar Status of Lydia Ko Brought LPGA to New Zealand, But Today Might be about Brooke Henderson I’ve never been to New Zealand, but members of my immediate family have, and my wife has relatives there. They all come back calling it a green jewel, which makes sense to someone from western Oregon and Washington. …

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