George Skipworth

has spent every available moment playing golf or studying the greats since the 60s, in between world tours as a classical musician, Harvard studies in Government or as the author of a dozen novels. Nicklaus and Snead may be the statistical greats, but Skipworth is a life-long devotee of Gary Player, and considers meeting the South African at the Jeld-Wen to be an unforgettable milestone. His driving passion in golf these days is to raise viewer interest in the LPGA.

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Golfers – What’s in a Name?

The Etymological Heritage of Golf and Golfers Can Be Surprising Many of us growing up with the game of golf had an image of something very mono-cultural, mono-racial, and mono-economic in our minds. We know that isn’t true in modern times, but I was surprised to find that it wasn’t true in our distant youth, …

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Doug Ford Dies at 95

Doug Ford

Ford Helped Lead Formation of PGA, Oldest Surviving Masters Winner Those of us who have been around a long time and have immersed ourselves in professional golf know the big names.  However, sometimes the way we talk, one would think there were only four or five per era. Whatever the era, that is patently untrue. …

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Webb Simpson Wreaking Havoc at Players

Webb Simpson

Simpson Third-Round Leader at Players Champion by Seven I remember Webb Simpson, at least I do after the third round of the Players Championship on “that” course. You know, the one with the scary island green, the one that causes munis to calculate the price of lost balls, and dig deeper into the bag for …

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Jason Day Gives Us All Clinic

Jason Day

Australian Jason Day Wins Wells Fargo, Teaches Lesson Along the Way  Watching the final round of the Wells Fargo last Sunday, I kept wondering where Jason Day had been. Back in the day, actually fairly recently, he was the Number One player in the world, and held on to that distinction for over 50 weeks. …

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Golf Waning? Not With Girls, It Isn’t

Sandy LaBauve

Sandy LaBauve’s Vision for Girls in Golf is Booming It may not be news to anyone but me, but reading Mark Lampert’s article on Sandy LaBauve and the ongoing LPGA-USGA Golf Program for Girls stuck a dagger in the heart of the “Golf is Dying” movement. I’m sorry if courses have become too congested as …

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Shubham Jaglan of India – Future Star?

Shubham Jaglan

India is the Next Logical Candidate for Greatness While pronouncements of golf’s demise continue to bounce around the U.S., the game continues to globalize, making it appear that perhaps only American dominance continues to wane. Over the past decade or two, we have watched as one country after another has caught the golf bug. Top …

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Lydia Ko Rights the Ship at Mediheal

Lydia Ko Rights the Ship at Mediheal

Ko Finally Wins Again at LPGA Mediheal Over the past year or so, we’ve put Lydia Ko through the ringer and on the psychiatrist’s couch, searching for an explanation. Up to that time, she has won with some regularity on the LPGA Tour, and in the beginning stunned us with international victories as an adolescent. …

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Slow Play at Grandview Club – Is That All?

Slow Play at Grandview Club

What Does the Recent Incident at Grandview Golf Club in Pennsylvania Really Mean? Society doesn’t advance in a uniform fashion. Come to think of it, individuals don’t either. Even if someone has gotten a new way of living under their belt and into their heads, the corresponding manners can take some time to catch up. …

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Remember Bob Goalby? Remember 1968?

Remember Bob Goalby

Goalby and ei Vicenzo Go to the Wire at the Masters The year of 1968 was an important one for me. I was making ready to start college, the first time away from home on a regular basis, the world is my oyster, whole life ahead of me…that sort of thing. On the other hand, …

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Leona Maguire Turning Pro? Then Lisa?

Leona Maguire Turning Pro

Maguire Sisters Make Mark Overseas and at College – Now the Pros? Why should Rory McIlroy have all the fun? The girls play golf in Ireland, too, and they’re good. One famous pair has found their way to Duke University. Twins Leona and Lisa Maguire continue to excel here on a national level, just as …

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