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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Hot Old Golfer Dude, Thai Birdie Bash and Mr. Phil’s Wild Ride

I read today that Kenny Perry was on top of the leaderboard, and that was fun, because many years ago, I watched Kenny Perry quite a bit on Sunday. He was always a cool guy, I thought, and a consistently good player. But, leading a tournament now? As it turns out, I had my dates …

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Golfer – Spare That Tree!

A golfer hits his second shot from a dense grove of trees far to the left of the fairway. The shot strikes one of the large trees, bounces back and kills him on the spot. At the Pearly Gates, God notices at once that the fellow is a golfer, and asks, “Are you any good?” …

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Tiger, Phil and Comebacks: Easy Does It, Folks

The Free Online dictionary has some pretty good, crisp definitions of the word “comeback.” We’ve all seen a lot of them in our lives, and the sports world is among the most prominent stages for them. Some fall short, despite their nobility, and some are utter triumphs. The ongoing saga of Tiger woods, in light …

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The LPGA: Going Gangbusters

I read an article this morning that announced the beginning of the LPGA’s new season, starting at the Women’s Australian Open this week at the Royal Melbourne. I’m aware that there are LPGAs all over the place, but when you say it out loud, everyone knows which one you’re really talking about. Not only has …

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Pebble Beach: Golf’s Own Sea Monster

Even for the uninitiated, the courses at Pebble Beach jump off the TV screen in a different way. Everybody notices, despite the wide variety of challenging, distinctive courses around the world. Important tournaments, such as the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur and Bing Crosby’s tournament have been played on this course since 1919, and every great …

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Purdue Women’s Golf: Where Do They Find Them?

There’s a new kid on the European Ladies Tour and the LPGA, and her name is the Purdue University Women’s Golf Team. The 2010 National Champion Purdue Women’s Golf Team that edged out USC, and almost repeated in 2011, leading UCLA at the turn, has become an enduring presence in college golf, and the program’s …

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John Daly: He’s Back – We Think

Make a list of the ten headlines you never expect to hear or see again in your life concerning the game of golf. One of them very well could be, “John Daly in contention at Masters.” Well, you’re going to hear and see it anyway, although with a significant qualification.     John Daly is, …

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Sandra Gal: Define “Hot.”

It seems as though every sport, profession and association has taken on a preoccupation with which of their members is the “hottest.” What used to be left to calendar companies, beauty pageants and all things Hollywood has spread to every corner of modern life. Soon, sites will be launched announcing the National Association of Quilters …

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Extreme Golf

Go ahead and tell us that as golfers, we aren’t really athletes. Go on depicting us as bland, fair-weather, high-life sports people. Draw all the distinctions you want between the well-mannered men and women of the club-house and cage fighters, extreme skiers and sumo wrestlers. We don’t mind. We know the truth. We know that …

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Abu Dhabi: Tiger at the HSBC

Get an eyeful of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and you’ll see one of the new international faces of the golf world. Where Augusta was carved from the Azaleas and Pebble Beach from the sea, this showpiece of golf luxury was fashioned out of the desert. Designed by Peter Harradine, and opening in 2000, the …

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