G.F. Skipworth

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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Youth Makes Statement in Ryder Cup

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First Round Ryder Cup Matches

First Round Ryder Cup Matches at Medinah: Sic’em, Rookies! Waiting for the opening line-ups to be announced felt a little different this year. Captain Love of the American team (isn’t that a great combo?) has taken a shrewd approach, and the surrounding atmosphere is beginning to resemble preparations for duels with pistols or sabers, eighteen …

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How Many Syllables in Championship?

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The Ricoh Women’s British Open

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