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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Mothers, Daughters, Fathers and Sons

Golf a Family Passion With Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day coming up, and with International Women’s Day just past, the spring season affords many opportunities for parents and children to play together, which at times can be the most important reason for the game’s existence. Throughout history, family relationships have been forged, strengthened, healed and …

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Canada’s New and Familiar Faces

LPGA Canadian Players I take a particular enjoyment in tracking the origins of LPGA players. Always a world map fanatic, familiarizing myself with the early stories of present-day tour players in their home countries tells me that the LPGA is more talent-laden, prestigious and robust in terms of schedule than ever before. As a fan …

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Spain and the LPGA: The Armada is In

Spain and the LPGA   Spain has always had a knack for the game, and why not? It’s the ideal setting and climate for year-round play, and an enormous national industry. Seve Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabel and Sergio Garcia have kept interest in golf at an all-time high on the men’s tour covering both continents, …

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The Return of Olazabel

Jose Maria Olazabel Manterola I love that part of the game when ceremonial players are honored. I’ve enjoyed watching the likes of Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson, Palmer and Player hit the ritual ball on the first tee (although I still keep an eye out for Gary on the leader board…scary guy). This week, I ran …

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Padraig Harrington: Sneaking Up

So, let’s take a look at Ireland from an American perspective, putting aside for a moment all the great golfers and courses from the countries of the world, just for the sake of analogy. The Republic, to the south, is home to around four and a half million people, and the north is home to …

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Scotland Besieged: Ancient Chinese Golf

We see it everywhere – “North Carolina, First in Flight,” Columbus and the new world (“In the name of Queen Isabella”), Russia sending the first human into space and the advent of vodka (“Vee inwented it”). We love competition. We love races, and above all, as nationalistic points of pride, we love inventing things before …

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Mega Golf Resorts: Trump That!

I had no idea that the most well know symbol of American wealth was so crazy about the game of golf. I didn’t know that he played it, watched it…or had extensive financial relationships with it. Apparently, Donald Trump is passionate over the Scottish game, to the point where he has more than broken ground …

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Jarrod Lyle: Coming Back

Life has an almost infinite capacity for providing opportunities and taking them away, sometimes, it seems, within the same breath. One way or the other, it frowns on letting most people do it the easy way. There isn’t a life that hasn’t experienced setbacks, and there isn’t a difficult human endeavor in which the road …

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More Tiger and Rory Silliness: Post-Honda

As we witnessed days ago, Rory McIllroy did a hero’s job of keeping his nerves together at the Honda Classic, and staving off the best fourth round finish of Tiger Wood’s career. In taking over the number one spot atop the golf world’s peak, McIllroy demonstrated newfound maturity, lacking in his Masters stumble just a …

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No Curtis Cup This Year: Sorry, Charley

In this age of wonder-teen golfers coming out of the woodwork, one’s got to wonder how many times the golf world can be conquered and reconquered until the sensation of it all gets old. When Paul Creamer came out and won the Evian, I wondered if there’d ever be another wunderkind like this. Suddenly, there’s …

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