Tag: lydia ko

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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Sep 06

Coping with the Slump

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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Apr 23

Lydia Ko – A Pattern as Obstacle


Ko, Number One in the World, but Tentatively So much of the preparation for great golf involves perfecting the repeatable swing, the reliable groove,and the putting feel that can be duplicated over a long stretch. Muscle memory and freedom from clenching, having to reinvent or experiment. It’s the stuff of which champions are made, those …

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Dec 14

Leadbetter – Ko and Letting Go

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Famous Swing Coach Leadbetter Thinks Ko’s Mind Divided David Leadbetter doesn’t have to shout in the streets about his gifts as a swing coach, at least not anymore – if he ever did. He has one gold standard resume as the man who helped put it all together for Lydia Ko, perhaps the greatest youth …

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Feb 16

Golfers and Interruptions

How golfers respond to interruptions Not Even the Nicest People Immune So, a guy walks into a proshop…and it turns out to be Bill Murray, the most beloved amateur golf caricature in the history of cinematic farce – the Caddyshack guy. He’s out at Pebble Beach, an appearance he makes every year, to participate in …

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Sep 14

Lydia Ko Makes History at Evian Championship

Lydia Ko Wins Major – Evian Championship Lydia Ko Youngest to Win LPGA Major Lydia Ko has made quite a name for herself over the past two years and has been celebrated as one of the greatest players in the world. But the lack of a major championship on her resume left her lacking in …

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Mar 08

Park Wins Three-Way Battle in Singapore

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  Park Wins HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore     The three premier female golfers on Earth spent their Sunday together. It was Inbee Park who emerged victorious at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore with a virtuoso performance. Park closed with a 2-under par 70 at Sentosa Golf Club to finish the 72 holes …

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Feb 22

Lydia Ko – Another “Youngest To”

Lydia Ko Becomes Youngest to Win Handa Australian After a climate delay, four days of oppressive humidity, and some trade-off eagles, one pitched in, Lydia Ko pulled away from Amy Yang and Ariya Jutanugarn to win the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open for an auspicious start in 2015. It seems a continuation of 2014, when …

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Jan 31

Lydia Ko is #2, #1

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  Ko Falters in Coates, Vaults to #1   I was all set up to talk about something and someone else this week. We talk about Lydia Ko all the time, almost as often as we talk about Tiger Woods. But when Lydia Ko is what’s happening, you have to talk about Lydia Ko, so …

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Nov 14

Rookie Tradition

Lydia Ko Part of a Great Rookie Tradition There’s a rather prestigious list out of all the former Rookies of the Year who played on the LPGA Tour. Although the original founders of the tour were, by enlarge, still around, they didn’t start celebrating such things as the greatest first-year player until 1962, when the …

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