Category: General Discussion

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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Ryder Cup Anyone’s Guess

Ryder Cup

We Know Player Histories, but Who Will Step up at Ryder Cup? That odd event known as the Ryder Cup is coming up before very long, and at some level, we still don’t know what to make of it after all these years. Every once in a while, we switch from our touring stroke play, …

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Marina Alex Finds ‘The Zone’ at Cambia

Marina Alex

Alex Took Her Time, But Has Arrived on LPGA Tour When I was a student on the east coast, a friend and I used to joke that there is no such place as Paterson, New Jersey, because when you go there, everything says Wayne instead. In golf terms, Wayne is the real town this week, …

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Herman Keiser and the ’46 Masters

Herman Keiser

Little Known Herman Keiser Wins 1946 Masters Digging around in the lesser known byways of golf history can be a lot of fun, as one runs into a lot of new names, places, and events. We realize at those times how detailed the game’s history is, despite the fact that we thought we knew a …

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Canada, Brooke Henderson Rule the North

Brooke Henderson

O Canada! Henderson Takes the Home Trophy Home Where It Belongs The LPGA CP Women’s Open, the national championship of Canada for all intents and purposes has not been won by a Canadian woman since Jocelyne Bourassa did it in 1973. That’s a generation or so before Brooke Henderson was born.  With the game’s international …

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Plecker on Driving – For Anyone

Joe Plecker Breaks Down the Drive, Can Find Greater Efficiency for Every Age and Type I’ve seen an awful lot of golf instruction from an awful lot of people through the years. They told me how to get around being young, middle-aged and old, short and tall, etc. It’s very difficult to fit something like …

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Park Edges Salas in Playoff at Indy Women

Sung Hyun Park Continues to Be Lethal in Playoff Situations From a fan’s perspective as well as that of a golfer’s, there are few situations to come around in the game of golf that are more daunting than a playoff. It depends, of course, on  how one got there. If one rallies from three or …

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