Category: Forum

PNC Father – Son (and Daughter) Challenge

PNC of 2020 Incredible Venue for the Best Nostalgia At first, I thought I was looking at something in the Bahamas, but it turned out to be the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. I look forward to each year of the Father-Son Challenge, but this year was a whole new experience.  The PNC, as before, brings …

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Fowler and the Wicked, Woeful Wedge

Rickie Fowler Gives A Wedge Lesson for Golf Digest I don’t know how many people are as afraid of their pitching wedge as I am, but I’ll bet that for many, it is, or is one of the most scary clubs in the bag. The wedge requires a range of distances, and different styles of …

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Tradition, Progress – What I Learned This Week

Much Changing in Golf Tradition, Except When It’s Not I have been reading other people’s articles this week to see what they and the golf world are talking about. I have to say that it’s been a real eye-opener.  Those who play golf are generally aware of timeless tradition, the way the game is played, …

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Golf – A Lonely Game

Golf Lonely When You Play, Lonely When It’s Over Why would anyone say such a thing? Golf is a social game to be played with one’s family, best friends, guests or business colleagues. I’m certainly not talking about weekend or amateur retirement golf. Those can be some of the most golden hours of one’s life. …

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The Dynamic of Sibling Golf

Negotiating the Ups and Downs of Sibling Competition The world is filled with brother and sister teams that remain intimate and close through all of life. However, somewhere back at or near the beginning of each human life, there is a struggle for supremacy, whether it involves food or attention. Everything that is born on …

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LPGA Needs New Phenom to Jolt Ratings?

Who’s Grabbing the Attention on the LPGA Tour These Days? I have read this week that despite Michael Whan’s terrific progress over the past few years, something is lacking at the top of the leaderboard to kick start a new wave of gallery passion in the women’s game. That question begs several others. Among them …

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Meditation? For Golf?

Is There a Place in the Golf Process for Meditation? My impressions of the golf world as it has appeared to me over the past half century are just that – impressions. I don’t know anything, but here goes anyway. Among these impressions is the sight of some golfers who flail away at multiple buckets …

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Custom Clubs

Why Do So Few of Us Take the Trouble to Get Custom Clubs?   Yesterday, an interesting article appeared in the Yahoo Lifestyle section about custom golf clubs. It was written by Robin Swithinbank in the robreport, and was quite thorough. It also left me slapping myself in the forehead once or twice. Like many …

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Golf Generations Come and Gone

Our Incomplete Golf Memories  with Passing of Generations is Sad As devotees of the game of golf, we try to hold on to former greatness. At times, we sort of remember, and sort of don’t. Of course, the game continues as new greats appear on the men’s and women’s tours. People we thought would endure …

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Shibuno Shy About Starting?

Hinako Shibuno

Smiling Cinderella Hinako Shibuno Holding Off on U.S. LPGA So, here’s how it appears to be going. Hinako Shibuno, the Smiling Cinderella who was taken into the hearts of Britain when she won the nation’s major on the first time out doesn’t want to take the next step – not yet. Apparently, she doesn’t think …

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