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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Evian Masters: Off to a Fast Start

      Evian Masters 2012 Time zones being what they are between the Pacific coast and Europe, the first round of the Evian Masters, played in France, was done by the time I got up today. Stacy Lewis almost turned birdie golf into the new norm with a 9 under 63. Her round included …

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Golf in China: Blooming Fast

  &nbsp Golf in China Today We all got a good look at ShanShan Feng this year as she won a major on our home soil. She played like the pro she is, but we didn’t expect to see her at the top because we’re unaccustomed to seeing her country at the top of this …

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British Open, Round 4: Great Scott!

    The British Open Round 4 I’m so impressed with the British Open this year that I almost feel moved to start calling it “The Open” again. I’m impressed with the course, where the difference between a 65 and a 75 can come down to a few inches along the fairways and a sure …

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The British Open: Around the First Turn

    The British Open Several radio sports broadcasters who seldom mention what’s going on in the golf world mirrored my feelings exactly after the first round of the British Open at Royal Lytham at St. Annes. If we were looking to the final round tomorrow with the leaderboard we have today, what a duel …

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Austrian Golf: Luxury on the European Tour

    Austrian Golf With Bernhard Langer ably representing the nation of Germany for so many years, we don’t often hear about the surrounding states, their natural assets for the game, their people and their courses. With his easygoing manner, I always figured Langer for an Austrian, and although I was mistaken, he is definitely …

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Bernhard Langer: Swingin’ Senior

    Bernhard Langer Quick, if someone were to say to you, “Name me some famous German athletes, you might have any one of a variety of responses. If you’re a senior or super-senior, Max Schmeling might jump to mind. If you’re here on a séance, think Honus Wagner, who won the World Series in …

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The U.S. Senior Open: In Praise of Older Men

    The U.S. Senior Open Michigan hasn’t spent a lot of time  lately in the championship golf limelight, which is a shame, considering some of the classic courses available, and the rich history with the PGA. This week, though, Lake Orion is having its hour in the sun with the U.S.Senior  Open Championship at …

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Tiger? Jack? What About Sam Snead?

    Slammin’ Sam Sneed The conversation grows hotter with each passing year, especially with each passing major on the PGA tour. Who is the undisputed king of them all, Tiger or Jack? It’s all utter nonsense, as the eras don’t have one single thing in common. Everything about the comparison is an unanswerable variable. …

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The Women’s U.S. Open and Work Ethic

Will the Korean Work Ethic Be Enough to Sustain Na Yeon Choi Will someone please tell me what’s going on at the Women’s U.S. Open?  By the end of the first round, I was cheering for Lizette Salas, a co-leader. Suddenly, Michelle Wie makes a charge, and is only back by one. Suzann Petterson takes …

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The Women’s U.S. Open

The Women’s U.S. Open: Great Month for the LPGA This week marks our second U.S. Open Championship in a month, the U.S. Women’s Open, and the way it’s all worked out has brought out some observations about the way we like such dramatic events to unfold. I used to think that I was a fan …

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