Category: Forum

Jan Stephenson is In

Former LPGA Star Stephenson in the Hall of Fame Do we all remember Jan Stephenson from the day that the modern LPGA was developing? I’ll take that for a “yes,. If you are male and watch the LPGA, ask yourself how much you watched those tournaments and how much you watched them for Jan Stephenson. …

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Tattersall -11 Reasons Our Game Doesn’t Improve

Teaching pro Jon Tattersall Gives Us the Ugly Truth About Our Golf Game How many of us have ever been sat down and told the bald-faced truth about ourselves? Horrible, isn’t it? If we’re lucky, it might lead to some revelations that take us to a better place where we see our reality more clearly. …

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Yet More Ryder Cup Aftermath

With Continuing Ryder Cup Drama, Golf Not so Different After All? Jonathan Swift’s observance that “Falsehood flies, truth limps in after” may serve as a caution for the day in considering the continuing soap opera that is the losing American Ryder team’s behavior – before, during, and after the event. Purportedly, there was a dust-up …

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Ryder Cup 2018 Disaster

Dysfunction at the Ryder Cup on Several Levels After all the anticipation of a breakthrough on European soil in  the 2018 Ryder Cup, the resulting American performance has been best described as a ‘beatdown.” It’s a perfect term for the epic collapse, worse than the 2014 debacle under Tom Watson that caused the formation of …

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Ryder Requires Social Poise, Great Golf

The 2018 Ryder Cups Begins with a Gala at the Versailles Palace The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played between September 28 and 30, and that’s just the day after tomorrow. The mecca of match play, Friday and Saturday will be taken up with four matches of fourball (better ball) and foursome (alternate shot). The …

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Tiger, A Comeback for the Ages

Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship The news made its way around the golf world in seconds, and in some way or other, we all stopped to consider the import of what had happened. We may have evaluated it in part through our filters of “I don’t like him, “I have always liked him,” “Sometimes I …

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The Celia Barquin Arozamena and American Tragedy

Young European Championship Golfer Arozamena Killed in Iowa When I sat down to write about the tragedy of golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena in Iowa, I could not help but add Mollie Tibbett to the inner story. Then, my mind became occupied by several other murders that have taken place across this country in a brief …

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Angela Stanford Earns Major Wish

Angela Stanford Wins the Evian, First Major of Career The LPGA took an emotional turn this week at the Evian, first categorized as one of the tour’s majors in 2013. The United States preserved a streak of having one of its golfers win at least one major of the season when Angela Stanford came from …

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Tony Finau is What’s New for Ryder

Finau Brings Unlikely Story to Potential Greatness Jim Furyk has made his final pick for the Ryder Cup team, and all the evidence suggests that he made the right selection, hands down.Along with a host of veterans ready to take on Europe in Paris in a few weeks, rookies Bryson de Chambeau and Justin Thomas …

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My So-Called Putting Game

Looking Back at the Putting Tricks We’ve Tried I was determined as a young person to make an advanced science out of putting. What I eventually made out of it was often a mockery instead, but I did put in the work. As a junior golfer, of course, having a putter that looked futuristic and …

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