Category: General Discussion

Lydia Ko of Old Appears at Marathon

There’s No One Like Lydia Ko with Wedge and Putter I don’t have so much trouble remembering people, places and events, but once in a while I become disoriented as to the ‘when.’ For example, I was shocked to learn that Lydia Ko is knocking on 24 years old. I was sure she was much …

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To Write a Golf Article

A Golf Article Can Recreate the Game and Memories In the beginning, I was certain that since my knowledge of golf is finite, there were not a lot of articles in me. Let’s see, I can talk about each piece of equipment for a while, some of the world’s best golf courses, and maybe a …

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If the Golf Shoe Fits…

Golf Shoes Have Come a Long Way, and Not a Moment Too Soon I seem to recall an animated film in a prehistoric setting, where a young man straps wooden planks to his girlfriend’s feet so that she can cross a field of prickly plants. She is at once smitten with the concept and style …

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Putting – Microcosm of Everything Else

Most of What Happens on Tee and Fairway Can Happen Putting After watching an afternoon of the 3M Tournament, which included a few putting woes, I am reminded that in several ways putting is not a separate game from the rest of it. When greens are difficult, or when a collective sense of “puttaphobia” overtakes …

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Feuds, Insults – Golf Has Them, too

Golfers Feisty as Anyone When It Comes to Insults Underneath the disciplined exterior of the pro golfer is a competitor just as susceptible to feuding as anyone else. That’s a field of up to 50 to 100 on any given week locked in a competition for satisfied egos and precious paychecks. Like anywhere else on …

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Beat Big Hitter? Stay Within Yourself

How Can We Compete With a ‘Big Hitter’ Who Hits It Sooooo Far? I once undertook a project known to be very difficult at work. When it was over, my friend said “Congratulations. You did it much less badly than anyone else.” I was grateful for the comment. That’s the game of golf. It’s bigger …

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Teaching My Eight-Year Old Self the Game

What I Did Wrong Teaching Myself Like most golfers, I took lessons as a kid, and then off and on through the years. Also like most people, a lot of learning has come from teaching myself based on what I got in those lessons. Unfortunately, my eight-year old buccaneer brain didn’t take to mechanics. I …

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Haley Moore on the Warpath

Sensation Haley Moore Ready for LPGA Restart To break through into one of the professional golf tours must be even more difficult than usual these days. With the virus explosion in the United States, nothing is normal, or even approaching normal. Still, like flowers growing through the sidewalk, the PGA and LPGA are re-emerging. For …

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What? No Ryder Cup?

Ryder Cup ‘Postponed’ Until 2021 The Ryder Cup, pitting the U.S. against Europe is a certain sort of fun, a different sort. Each time the two teams get together on either European or American soil, golfers and their fans get to let their inner hockey player out before returning to the pristine order of things …

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DeChambeau-Greatness is in the Details

Bryson DeChambeau  Attention to Detail Proving Itself Bryson DeChambeau hasn’t been a pro all that long, but he’s won six times, and just tallied his first win in 2020 last week. He has beefed up to become one of the tour’s big hitters, and it must be deflating to rivals to see him outdrive them …

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