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Jun 24

Frank Tatum, Author of ‘Massacre’ Dies

Frank ‘Sandy’ Tatum, former President of the USGA Prepared Winged Foot for Difficult 1974 U..S. Open, Was Much More  It is amazing, the jobs one can get if they are wealthy enough. Men and women with little to no knowledge of the industry can oversee complicated business networks, regardless of background. However, we should never …

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Mar 12

Golf Rules are Changing

Golf Rules Changing That Were Set Centuries Ago I suppose that I am the only person remaining in the golf world who does not want the game of golf to go faster, be a lot more “fun” and less “difficult.” I’ve said it a thousand times, so I won’t elaborate, except to say that the …

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Dec 20

Play the Lie? Don’t Think So

When to Play the Lie Respecting the Rule Book is Fine, but Sometimes It Surpasses Ridiculous I watched a youtube video the other day that in terms of logic, was an absolute horror. Somehow, a young golfer got out onto a frozen lake or large pond, where his golf ball sat. His intent, of course, …

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Nov 15

Golf Rules for the Birds

Some Golf Rules Just Need to Go, While Others Need to be Enacted Josh Sens of Golf.com wrote an article this week entitled the 8 Supidest Rules in Golf, and boy howdy did he ever nail it! Weekenders like me watch the pros go through these terrible trials, in which they are sometimes unjustly punished …

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Sep 24

Golf’s Maddening Rules

Golf’s Rules Costs Strokes Losing Strokes to ‘Outside Agents’ After years, and particularly the past few weeks, of watching penalty strokes being assessed or not being assessed based on a variety of incidents, I’m starting to fray at the ends trying to understand  one’s responsibilities where the results of his game are concerned. For a …

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Jul 12

Golf’s Odd Rules

The Rules Of Golf Baffle Many of Us Again, we witnessed an odd ending to a major event this week, when Anna Nordqvist, in the midst of a sudden death playoff, was coolly informed that she had lost the tournament a hole before. What was intended to be a gripping finale of an LPGA major …

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Dec 01

Murphy to Lead USGA

Murphy 2nd Female USGA President in Over a Century In the golf world, the USGA is a big deal, a very big deal. In fact, in many areas, the USGA “is” the deal. It touches every area of organized golf. It sponsors championships, sets national rules, sets requirements for player status, equipment, and along with …

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Nov 07

Ball Change for Amateurs?

Why Can’t We Use the Balls That the Pros Use? I remember a few times of furor in my youth about the British golf ball versus the larger one used in most other places. It was smaller, ergo harder to hit in my opinion, and had different flight behavior, from what I’m told. In all …

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May 05

U.S. Open at Chamber Bay

Chamber Bay Hosts 2015 U.S. Open Going To Be A Strange Major This Year For the first time in history, one of the big four grand slam events is coming to the Pacific Northwest, and even more unusual than that, if you’ve ever been there, it’s coming to Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Even for the …

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Sep 18

St. Andrews Admitting Women?

St. Andrews Admitting Women? About Time! Today, I turned on the news to see how the independence vote was turning out in Scotland, and never dreamed that I had hit on the referendum bonanza of the year. While ordinary Scottish citizens decide whether or not to proceed as an independent country, St. Andrews Golf Club …

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