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Mar 28

Golf Needs Models

Golf Models

Young Golfers Need Models, and Several are Even Better I have read yet one more article on what’s wrong with golf, and I am sticking to my guns by saying “not very much.” Still, sports do rise and fall in popularity, as do most walks of life, with the people who dominate the industry news. …

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Sep 29

A New Big Three?

Today’s Big Three – Speith, Day, and McIroy Some Important Differences Between Now and the Old Days I started my perusal of the day’s golf news by reading an article suggesting that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are no long sure bets for the Ryder Cup. My first thought was that it was a new …

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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 17

Our Affair with Golf Technology

Learn to Improve As You Buy New Clubs  I enjoy going through pro shops like Fiddler’s Green in Eugene, Oregon – clubs as far as the eye can see, by every major manufacturer.  Express interest, and there you are with a bucket of balls out back, trying them out. However, two things have developed from …

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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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Dec 04

Jack Nicklaus Congressional Gold Medal

Jack Nicklaus to Receive Congressional Gold Medal Despite his consistency in the game of golf, and off the course, my thoughts about Jack Nicklaus’ career have taken more turns than a roller coaster through the years. He’s the consistent one – I have changed. I recall, as a kid, seeing a cover on Mad Magazine, …

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May 27

A Lot of Good Putting Going On

Jessica Korda

KORDA, MCILROY…and NICKLAUS? Good Putters All! It was a real horse race rounding the turn to the back nine this last weekend at the Airbus LPGA Championship, and for a while, it looked like a playoff between as many as six of the words greatest players. But, it’s better to be great at the end …

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Jan 09

Putting Stance – Do We Want Glamour or Birdies?

  Michelle Wie’s New Putting Stance   When I saw the golf news about Michelle Wie’s new putting stance, I was reminded of the man being fitted for a new suit, and suffering an endless series of contortions by the tailor so that it would fit. As he walked down the street trying to hold …

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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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