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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Augusta Profile: The Masters Dilemma

The Masters 2012 Here it is again, folks – The Masters. For four days through the coming weekend, golf lovers will be treated to views of the most gorgeous and prime piece of golf real estate in the world, at least where historical prestige is concerned. Founded on the grounds of Fruitland Nurseries by famous …

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Lizette Salas: Latina Golfer Breaks Barriers

Lizette Salas

Lizette Salas For the aspiring golfer, to work one’s way from childhood into the LPGA Tour requires jumping through a lot of hoops. Privilege isn’t always necessary, but it certainly helps, and there is considerable expense along the way. This is the era of breaking down the obstacles that unfairly prevent women from achieving success, …

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Upcoming Majors: Juggernauts or Newcomers?

Golf Majors Who will Win? I always knew when the PGA majors were coming around. Somewhat seasonal, their titles lacked the sponsor’s name. They were crisp and bold – Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA – the grand slam if you won them in one year. Until recently, I was never quite as sure where …

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Golf Comebacks, Large and Small

Golf Comebacks, Large and Small We love them like we love little else in the world of sports – comebacks. In the short term, they can turn any athletic event into a cliffhanger. Just when you think one thing is certain, someone stages a comeback, and you can’t go to the hot dog and beer …

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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

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Padraig Harrington: Sneaking Up

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