Category: General Discussion

Korean Golf, North of the Border

Golf in North Korea? We’ve all seen the game of golf spread throughout the globe, with fewer exceptions month by month. South Korea, of course, is sending a legion of champions to the major international tours, and are being joined by Japan, Thailand, and China. But, who would have thought that the game would appear …

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The LPGA – It’s Working!

The LPGA Triumphant Resurgence! A major golf publication recently offered six reasons why the LPGA is experiencing a burgeoning popularity over the past few years. Perhaps that in itself is a surprise, and some golf fans aren’t aware that the women’s tour is flourishing in a way it never has. The founders of the LPGA …

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Rachel Hetherington

Rachel Hetherington Coming Back to the Game Even a game that doesn’t appear to move all that fast, such as golf, moves with a distinct intensity when you see and feel it up close. This is not a weekend round with friends, despite the fact that you’re playing with your peers. Coming back to touring …

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Willie Hutchison Dies

Willie Hutchison- Great Scottish Caddie We can talk about what caddies are expected to do in the same way we can talk about other professions that require fine judgement and the skillful use of accumulated knowledge. Yes, we know that they carry the bag and replace divots, learn the yardage of everything to everything, research …

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Golf and Taxes

Are Golf Taxes Hurting your Club? In the United States, we circle April 15 on our calendars as the deadline for federal and state taxes. As consumers, taxes have been passed along to us by almost everyone, but until recently, I didn’t really experience the hikes in golf rates, including carts, etc., as taxes, more …

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A Tale of Two Alexas

Alexa Stirling and Alexa Pano One of the oversights we commit when we’re young (at least, I did), is to feel as though our era is the universe. It invented everything, is the high point of everything, and we’re part of it. When I was able to get across to a class that we are …

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Sang-Moon Bae

Sang-Moon Bae and His Ongoing Military Problem Korean PGA golfer Sang-Moon-Bae was going along just fine, until his native country called him up to say that his travel permit extension request had been denied by Korea’s “Military Manpower Administration,” and that he must return home to complete his obligatory two-year stint of military service. That …

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Sam Snead, the Swing Model

Sam Snead Greatest Swing Model Ask the greatest golfers who ever lived about who is the greatest, and they’ll all include Sam Snead in the conversation, without exception. When the talk comes down to the golf swing, and the individual you’d want to use as the perfect model for a young player, Snead “is” the …

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Golfers and the Military

Sang-Moon Bae, Arnold Palmer, Nelson, and Trevino All Served As we watch our favorite sports stars through time, it is interesting to make note of their accomplishments along the way. However, we tend to think of them as specializing in one arena from start to finish, especially our golfers. They play as teenage wunderkinds, they …

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Walk or Ride? Hoof It!

Golf Carts and Slow Play? Ha! One of my most beloved pet peeves has been addressed beautifully in an article I read today, which takes up the “walk or ride in a golf cart” question, and it’s inferred sub-heading of slow play. It’s about time somebody quantified the question. This author claims, statistically, that riding …

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