Tag Archive: Player

Mar 28

Golf Needs 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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Jun 30

Grand Slam Fever

Here We Go Again – Another Grand Slam?   The golf year has reached its halfway point, and as usual, did not disappoint. We even have a little bit of the elixir that comes around every few years, but not so much lately – the expectation that someone within the PGA field can win golf’s …

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Feb 10

Billy Casper Dies at 83

   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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Aug 26

Nicklaus Ups the Lou Gehrig Challenge

Making Everyone Around Take the Ice Bucket Most of us of a certain age have seen the movie about Lou Gehrig, first baseman for the New York Yankees during the roaring 20s and the depressed 30s. Gary Cooper played him, as no one else at the time possibly could have. The disease that killed Lou …

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Dec 20

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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Dec 17

Golf in 2013-That was the Year That Was

Ten Weird 2013 Golf Events I saw a list of ten weird events that occurred during the last season of professional golf. I don’t know if they’d necessarily make my top ten. Being from the Pacific Northwest, I think the idea of a woman being bitten by a water moccasin during a golf tournament in …

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Oct 01

Presidents Cup – In the Ryder’s Shadow

Revving Up Interest for the President’s Cup Even for those of us who follow the game religiously, the larger part of golf’s fan base isn’t able to really say what some of the “other” cups really mean – Curtis? Solheim? Walker? Presidents? Presidents of what? One reason, in all likelihood, is that the Ryder and …

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Jul 27

Youth on Tour – Veteran Commentary

Sage Advice From Veteran Golf Stars It seems as if everyone who has really been there has something to say about the condition of those who are striving to get there. At least, if anyone’s going to talk, they are the people most qualified to do so. A recent spate of veteran, even elderly golf …

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