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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Jason Dufner Goes for It: No More Runner-Up?

Jason Dufner A Winner! The old adage claims that “no one remembers the guy who finished second.” It’s a harsh motto, and it’s very often true, but not always. In team sports, it’s worse in a sense. People really can’t remember who finished second. Finish number two in the Tchaikovsky International, and you’ve probably got …

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Small School Golf: Women’s Div. II, III, NAIA

Small School Golf Review We may be under the impression that we know where all the tour members come from, and which schools boast the national power programs in the U.S. and Canada. Certainly, Division I sports holds considerable advantages over the others, enjoying a huge talent draw. The requirements of a Division I athletic …

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University of Oregon Golf: Or Would You Rather Be a Duck?

You can pretty much name the sport. If you’re going to visit Texas, there’ll be somebody who knows how to play it, and probably from pretty well to stellar. That includes golf. Texas has contributed players like Ben Crenshaw, Ben Hogan, Tom Kite, Justin Leonard, Byron Nelson, Lee Trevino and Babe Didrikson to the pro …

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Yani Tseng & Ai Miyazato: Would You Like to Be Queen for a Day?

A lot of readers probably wouldn’t remember that old show, but in a sense, it’s a flipped version of what we’re seeing in the LPGA these days. Three women would be brought on a panel to tell their tales of woe, and the audience would respond by means of an Applause –O-meter. The most woeful …

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Missing The Cut

Golf, as we all know, is a game of “What have you done for me lately?” It doesn’t care if you won a major last week, or what your endorsement income is. You can rest on your laurels all you want, but you can’t enter them as this week’s scores. There is a particular limbo, …

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Designer Golf in New Zealand: Playing the Pacific

New Zealand is certainly near the top of my “to do” list. For a fishing, sailing and, above all, a golfing enthusiast, how could it not be, despite its distance from most places? Apparently, there’s one great course after another over there, but two seem to stand out, both built by hedge fund investor, Julian …

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Golf Trophies and a Tale of Two Artists

Following the week of “the tournament  that must not be named,” I’ve begun to wonder what it is that PGA tournament victors really win. Of course, they win the purse, but we never get to see that, and it’s presumably gone before very long, in one direction or another. Actually, I wouldn’t want to see …

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The Inaugural Lotte Championship: Aloha

I am thrilled to announce that there is a golf tournament starting up in three days that, among other things, allows women to play in it. In fact, only women are allowed, which means that the LPGA is back after an azalea heavy week in Georgia. The women’s upcoming tournament is such a relief that …

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Farewell to the 2012 Masters: Phew!

The Masters 2012 A Cliff Hanger This year’s Masters was the counterpart of overeating at Thanksgiving, something I know a lot about. It was rich, it was wonderful, and I couldn’t stop. I also believe that I had a lot of company. Today, I am exhausted, like millions of other fans, and once I’ve cleared …

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Augusta Membership Questions Continue: Some Outrageous Ideas

Augusta – No Female Members Policy In terms of pure golf, this Masters week has proven to be one hot commodity. We’ve arrived at the fourth round holding our breath as leads changed rapidly, former champions tanked, rallied or threw tantrums.  For those who enjoy watching the game from this perspective, Europeans surged in a …

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