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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Science fiction was such a different thing back in the fifties, and we were so easy. A couple of antennae sticking out of a football helmet, and we were good. Then along came Star Trek and Star Wars.  I thought that our unenlightened days were over, but golf has put some of us right back …

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Golf Terminology: You Can Bet On It

  Ask almost any lifetime golfer, and he or she will claim to know the language of the game, the basic vocabulary required for a suave, modern round. However, beneath the puny lexicon known to the average week-ender is an enormous etymological nightmare. Some archaic golf terminology springs from the annals of past centuries and …

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Champagne Tony Lema: The Arnie Who Might Have Been

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Canada’s Pacific Northwest: Golfing the Top Part

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Sexy Golf: Isn’t the Game Cool Enough?

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Senior Golfers: Score One for the Old Guys

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Sweet Sixteen: Alexis Thompson at Navistar

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