Category: General Discussion

Popov – How to Get LPGA Card Back, Bigtime!

Sophia Popov Stuns Golf World, Wins Open There are a lot of people who are smitten with great underdog stories, and I admit to being one of them. What happened this week at Royal Troon in Scotland is one of the best I can remember. A twenty-seven year old woman from Germany, Sophia Popov came …

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Parlez-Vous Golf? Michael Lorenzo-Vera Does

Lorenzo-Vera Finally Starting to Show Some Traction on Tour Maybe it’s a French thing. The nation that helped the U.S. win its revolution and gifted a statue for the harbor of New York has had some excellent golfers. However, their names don’t seem to stick with us like others do. Perhaps it’s an American problem. …

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Beware Journeyman Oppenheim

Rob Oppenheim Defies Journeyman Label to Lead Wyndham Scoring is good in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the leaderboard goes deeper and deeper into under-par territory. For Rob Oppenheim, however, it rained birdies and eagles in the third round, resulting in a missed putt for a 62 – nice score if you can manage it. Doesn’t …

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Langer Closing In, Shows How to Age

Bernhard Langer Chasing Irwin Champions Record I suppose that everyone thinks this way once in a while – “If I could only back to younger days with my present knowledge and attitude.” I remember when I could hit a golf ball the wrong way, and somehow tweak the body so that it looked ok after …

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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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