James Hale

James Hale

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The Integrity of the Game: Only in Golf

I love the game of golf as much as anyone. There were times in my youth when I literally played golf instead of eating or resting. With the passing of several decades, my lower energy level has kept me from pursuing the game as often as I once did. But I enjoy the time I …

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LPGA Changing World

As I scanned the Ladies Professional Golf Association Web site recently, relaxing a bit and gathering information as a fan of golf, I read again about the change in schedule for the four-year-old Women’s World Cup of Golf, held in South Africa. Just a few weeks ago, the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour “made …

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Go to the sun and play!!!

 Thirty-five degrees and raining!! That may be fine for the native of the North Sea islands and the few who really enjoy a foggy day in old London town. But for a fan of the great game of golf, the gray days of December and January in the Midwest put a halt to the fun. …

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Swing Training

A quick search for some ideas on golf-swing training uncovers thousands of methods. Some involve mental preparation, thinking about the correct swing and eliminating negative thoughts. Others focus on balance over the ball and tempo when taking the club back. Yet another concentrates on the tension in the hands but providing a built-up grip that …

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Get a Grip on Christmas

There are many, many choices when it comes to Christmas gifts for the golfer, ranging from the smallest accessory to the complete set of clubs. One of the recommended gifts is a package deal that includes tees, ball markers, a glove or two, towel, umbrellas etc. All golfers will be pleasantly surprised when they open …

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Keep your eye on the ball

Keep your eye on the ball – before you play!It certainly is a cliché. There’s no disputing that. For any sport in which a sphere is used, whether the ball is round or oblong, players must concentrate on the object of the game. But we are concerned here with a slightly different use of the …

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The News Is Out….

LPGA’s 2009 Schedule Will be LeanerAs the old country-western tune states, the news is out, all over town. The associated press story about the leaner LPGA schedule hit hte daily newspapers on Thursday, Nov. 20. While the number is not shockingly different, the change is notable, to say the least. It is interesting that just …

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Save Your Money for Greens Fees, Part 2

We have talked about saving some money on transportation so that there is more available for paying the greens fees at top golf destinations. It’s true that driving to the destination costs a bit more in time but this method can be less expensive than paying for airline tickets. The great benefit of air travel, …

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Getting There is a Small Part of the Fun

As winter creeps into a large portion of the United States, more and more people are thinking of traveling (or moving) to a warmer climate. Some of those who want to escape the north winds only wish to go south,where the temperature usually stays above 70 degrees. These folks may not be too concerned about …

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Golf: It’s An Art

Just a day or two ago I came to one of those times in life when I had to make a major decision. No, it wasn’t a family issue or a work-related crossroads. It wasn’t even one of those days when you decide it’s time to get healthy or lose weight or…whatever. No, the major …

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