Category: General Discussion

New Politics and Golf

Golf Typically Immune to Politics – Someone Finally Charted Habits and Views Golf is described by Golf Digest as being “politically agnostic,” and blessedly so. What better place is there to escape all the noise of politics than by strolling the golf course with a different and preferable mission? Unfortunately, the game can’t hold out …

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Susie Maxwell Berning – Hall of Famer

Berning, Four-Time Major Winner Inducted Considering that an induction into the World Hall of Fame is a big deal after all that effort, I’m always surprised that in golf, the process is so quiet. I’ve listened to induction speeches at football’s shrine in Canton, Ohio, and baseball is always a “What about Pete Rose?” festival. …

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What- No Gallery?

PGA Proceeding on Tournaments With No Gallery   The latest plans for a PGA Tour seem to be going something like this. Tournaments will continue into the summer, but no gallery will be allowed to watch them play.  If all goes well, the tour could again welcome fans back behind the ropes around July, either …

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Cris Stevens – the LPGA Has a Chaplain!

Since Late 1970s, Cris Stevens Has Served Women’s Tours as Lay Chaplain Such a thing had never occurred to me until I read the Golfweek article on the LPGA Tour’s chaplain.  All right, I can think of a lot of venues that have one. The American Congress, field hospitals in wartime, service clubs in most …

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Doug Sanders Dies at 86

Doug Sanders

Colorful Doug Sanders Almost Won Everything Doug Sanders was one of the strong supporting figures on the PGA tour when I was a pre-teen and starting to get really interested in watching tournament golf. I use the term ‘supporting figure’ because despite winning with some regularity, twenty times to be precise, he didn’t win the …

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Augusta National – How Would You Do?

Augusta National

Augusta Too Wet, Too Narrow, Too Dense, Too Far for Most of Us For the avid golfer and spectator of any age, the craving is an abiding one – “Just once in my life, I would dearly love to play one round at Augusta National.” For the better part of the past century, we have …

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Dow Finsterwald Still Practicing

Dow Finsterwald

50s and 60s Star Dow Finsterwald Still Loves the Game I think I’ve come upon the best trivia question possible to tell how devoted a golfer really is, and what his or her approximate age might be. All right then, here goes. Can you tell me who Dow Finsterwald is? Dow Finsterwald (I hear some …

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Golf Course-Expensive to Own or Play

Golf Course

If You’ve Ever Wanted to Own a Golf Course Sooner or later, every golf devotee toys with the idea, usually a fantasy, of owning a golf course. In most cases, they have a specific course in mind. I certainly did when my family had the chance to buy Neskowin Beach, which is now 80% under …

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Golf- Best Dating Site Ever

Golf- Best Dating

Dating at the Golf Course is Healthy and Informative You’ve met someone, and now the early dating process begins. Everyone wants to know as much as they can glean from their partner, but many fall into a bad trap…and I don’t mean a bunker. They go to a restaurant, where their mouths are full of …

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Olympic Golf Can Wait A Year

Olympic Golf

Canada First to Call Off Olympic Games As a citizen of the south forty from Canada’s south forty, I’m beginning to think that the human being has more functional sense as it moves north into cooler temperatures.  A short time after Canada excused itself from the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are now postponed, complaints …

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