Category: General Discussion

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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Christmas Spirit and Golf This Year

Golf Better the Christmas Spirit of Universal Acceptance At least on the commercial side of Christmas spirit, the national feeding frenzy, the global avarice hour, the materialistic melee has come and gone. All over the world, some form of golfabilia has appeared under the tree, in oblong, ribboned boxes and cartons, in magazine subsciptions, in …

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Golf and Music

Golf and Music – the Four Phases I remember a story of an English guest conductor who cued the horn solo four times in rehearsal, and the poor old French veteran in the solo seat botched it every time. The conductor said repeatedly, “Non, Monsieur, attack zee note, attack zee note.” Finally, the poor player …

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Brooke Henderson

Brooke Henderson Turning Pro – Celebrating Up North Although one doesn’t think of Canadians behaving in quite the same way one might expect of an Italian or Spaniard, Canada knows how to celebrate with the best of them – a few Winter Olympics medal ceremonies over the years spring to mind. This week, Canadian golf …

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Golf at 100

Golf at 100 – Never Count Anyone Out I read an article the other day about people who break 100 – years, that is – and without exception, they don’t believe in middle age. They do what they believe they can do. Those who can’t envision such an age, whether we’re in our teens or …

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International Golfers

International Golfers – Know Where You Are We all know the old adage, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” There are one or two others, however, that we should be aware of when we play in other countries. “When in Rome, there are some things Romans can do that you can’t” is one …

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Charley Hull

Charley Hull – Watch Out, She’s Growing Up Fast Have you ever heard British golfer, Charley Hull, in an interview? She speaks very quickly, in part because she has a very quick brain. I read today that she is in hot pursuit of a driver’s license, but got scolded for going too fast – something …

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