Category: General Discussion

Happy New Year, Rory and Caroline!

Rory and Caroline!

  Golf and Tennis-Caroline Says Yes to Rory   So, as we learned today, Rory McIlroy’s Christmas list worked out pretty well, considerably better than most other years, I would think. The question was popped in Sydney, and that word is dynamic enough to suggest that someone should hit it back, and who better than …

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It’s Golf’s Off-Season – What Shall We Talk About?

  The Silly Season for Golf     Some people call it “silly season.” People are still playing golf during the off-season, of course, but none of the big stuff is happening, and the LPGA is taking a little longer breath before they visit the Bahamas. When football bowl season ends, it’s ok for a …

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Thanksgiving on the Greatest Little Driving Range in the World

Thanksgiving Brotherly Golf Love I’m sure that we all spent Thanksgiving in a variety of ways, and hope that they were enjoyed by all. I ate myself into oblivion like many of us do. It’s a day where “shouldn’t” is harder to find in the vocabulary. Before I did that, though, I took the greatest …

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Florida Golf – Trouble in Paradise

Florida Golf – The Challenges Florida has always been a land of opportunity, particularly for anything to be done under sunshine – that would mean golf. One great course after another, a sensational climate for it, water, green…incredible. But, with that much luxury available, there will be inevitable problems, some natural, some human and some …

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LPGA – English Spoken Here

LPGA English Language Policy Many years ago, I toured Russia, and tried to prepare with three months of Russian lessons. It didn’t get me very far. For three weeks, I thought I was saying, “Thank you, you’re very kind,” but finally, someone took mercy on me and informed me that I was really saying, “Thank …

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Feng Closes the Show With a Titleholders Win

Shanshan Feng brought down the curtain on the 2013 LPGA season in memorable fashion by winning the season-ending CME Titleholders in Naples, Florida. Feng fired a 6-under par 66 at Tiburón Golf Club to finish the 72 holes at 15-under par 273. Gerina Piller finished alone in second place, one shot back at 274 after …

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The Joys of Golf Club Scavenging

  Treasures in Old Golf Clubs   My father used to own a fantastic set of Pings. Not the most predictable golfer in the world, they were good for him, and he improved. The sweet spot was big, and he got to where he could play a creditable round of golf. I would have much …

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Forward in Time

Forward in Time – Here Come the Youngsters Those who wonder what the LPGA Tour might look like a decade from now would do well to take a close look at Lexi Thompson’s effort over the weekend. The 18-year old Thompson scored at four-shot victory at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia, finishing the 72 holes …

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Tiger and the President

Tiger, the President and Match Play: He’s a Lefty, All Right! All right, national leaders get to do this sort of thing if they really want to, and it’s easy to understand why they would. Last week, President Obama and Tiger Woods got together for a round of golf at the Floridian Yacht and Golf …

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Pebble Beach Golf

Pebble Beach Golf : The Perils of Pro-Ams If you ever get the idea that the game of professional golf is too studied, lacks informality or expresses itself in too narrow a manner, put the tournament at Pebble Beach on your calendar, circle it and remind yourself to watch. Pro-am events can be a lot …

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