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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Golf Playoffs

  Golf Playoffs: Finding a Winner, Right Now!   Seventy seven years ago, the Masters celebrated its first playoff in the history of the tournament, and it couldn’t have gone off better in terms of popularity. Gene Sarazen holed in from two hundred and thirty seven yards out for eagle with a 4 wood, and …

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BMW and Kingsmill

  BMW and Kingsmill: Motoring Along   If you’ve ever driven a BMW, you know how they ride, how fast they can go, and how brilliantly they turn a corner. As we approach the final round of this year’s BMW Championship, it seems that all of golf’s greatest players from our era have gathered near …

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Kingsmill and BMW Golf: When 65 Just Isn’t Enough

  Kingsmill and BMW Golf: When 65 Just Isn’t Enough   What does a person have to do to win a golf tournament around here? Either someone’s out making birdie golf the new par golf, or Mother Nature becomes a whole new course hazard. The LPGA is playing the Kingsmill Championship on the beautiful James …

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Golfing Central America: Recent Advances

  Golfing Central America: Recent Advances   If I find one fault in my traveling life over the years, it is that I did so much east and west that I never found out what the warm countries were like. Four months in Russia, but not a clue about Tahiti. Caucuses, but no Caribbean. Ireland, …

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Tiger and Cheyenne

  Tiger and Cheyenne: Winning Golf and Alliteration   I’ve been following the Deutsche Bank Championship this week, and chanced upon an article coming out of Boston that caught my eye. The title read something along the lines of, “Tiger’s Big Boston Birdie Binge,” referring to his first round of 64, which included a string …

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LPGA: Some Royal Golf This Month

  Kingsmill Championship   After all the surprises from the LPGA Tour his month already, the next two weeks looks to continue its potential to surprise – and it all looks very high born. If you were not a golfer at all, and heard the name Kingsmill Championship, where would you place it in your …

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Lydia Ko

  Lydia Ko and Career: Decisions, Decisions I always try to write something after the third round when something awesome and rare looks as if it might happen, but truthfully, it almost never does. I dutifully drank the Kool-Aid and wrote all about Lydia Ko’s cool, calm and collected pursuit of the Women’s Canadian Championship …

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Women’s Canadian Open

  Women’s Canadian Open: Prodigy Takes Charge   The Canadian Women’s Open Golf Championship was established in 2001. In its exciting albeit brief history, many of the greats have won it, including Lorena Ochoa, Meg Mallon, Annika Sorenstam and yes, Michelle Wie. Brittany Linicome won it last year, and is sure to be a presence …

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Golf Connections: All in the Family

  Famous Golfers and Their Families   I merely set out this week to congratulate Mike and Brock Zeeb of Sturgis, MI, for winning the 2012 Father-Son Classic, then began to wonder how vast golf connections are within the families of famous golfers. Almost certainly, I’m just scratching the surface, and hope that thousands of …

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LPGA/PGA – Important Meetings on Tour this Week

  Miyazato,Woods,McIlroy,Rice, and Moore   Safeway Classic  at Pumpkin Ridge The Safeway Classic  at Pumpkin Ridge outside of Portland was won by a Miyazato this week. Yawn – again. But wait! It was the wrong Miyazato – Mika Miyazato, her first win on the LPGA tour. Mika, meet Ai Miyazato, nine time winner, and the …

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