Category: Golf Articles

Justin Thomas and His Very Good BMW Week

Kentuckian Justin Thomas Played Near Miraculous Golf, Primed for Payoff Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that I was going on and on about the tournament that brought us Hinako Shibuno? I kept saying that I hadn’t seen a tournament like that in years. To be careful, I should stop saying that so easily, …

Continue reading

Flamingos and Balance Drills

Two Commentaries on Distance Off the Tee and Putting In my long golfing life, better known as the Tale of Two Brothers, I got a first-hand account of the right mix of mechanics and experiential play, and in what order. My brother was more of a mechanics guy, and his low scores demonstrated it. By …

Continue reading

Finally, a Little Info on Shibuno

Hinako Shibuno

Unusual to Know So Little About a Major Winner like Hinako Shibuno A tip of the hat and a note of thanks to Bill Speros of Golfweek for finally getting us some information on British Open Winner Hinako Shibuno. After reading his article, written in the “10 things you didn’t know about…” format, I added …

Continue reading

Unknown Shibuno Takes British Open

Himako Shibuno

Shibuno Just Hoped to Make British Open Cut This was the British Open the way it should be. It was possibly the most fun I have had in years watching. Somebody had to win, and somebody had to lose, but I didn’t. The level of golf among the top five contenders was so good that …

Continue reading

Charley Hull and Secret Weapon in Wild Week

Charley Hull

Hull Makes Good Start at British Open on Familiar Course Charley Hull took a good step toward redirecting the week’s news back to playing golf after some troubling snafus during the week. For a little while, she even took an early lead, but that is less important for a first round than being in the …

Continue reading

Evian, Creamer and Kupcho – Trajectories

Paula Creame

Evian Sees Strong Start by Creamer, Strong Finish by Kupcho Another Evian has come and gone. Despite begin accustomed to seeing a host of Korean golfers in contention, circumstances following the third round seemed profound. I joked with the idea of putting people as teams  on podiums, as we do in the Olympics. Five or …

Continue reading

Schauffele Responds to St. Andrews

Xander Schauffele

Xander Schauffele Fails Driver Test, Not Happy About Process When someone asks a golf devotee in North America who the governing body is of his or her favorite game, The USGA springs to mind. Pretty much everyone else in the world answers differently. Leave New Jersey or Newfoundland, and it’s all run by the R&A.  …

Continue reading

Open Questions About Lowry Answered

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry Ran Away with the Open, His First Major That must have been one difficult Saturday night for Shane Lowry, one of Northern Ireland’s less heralded golfers, but one who has been close, so close. Throwing himself against the wall in majors repeatedly, he broke through in grand fashion to take the 2019 Open …

Continue reading

The Open – First Day at Portrush

The Open

The Open Gets Underway at Portrush With List of Victims I grew up around seaside courses. I was also crazy about playing them as a kid. However, in those days, what a seaside course represented was the customary green fairways edged with green rough reinforced by a row of green trees. The links thing never …

Continue reading

Tahoe and Celebrities

Tahoe

American Century Championship at Tahoe For the past two days, I have been struck with a case of golf envy. Two men from the nearest branch of the family tree are in Nevada watching a golf tournament, and even got themselves hired on as marshals.  Before visions of arid desert with hundreds of miles of …

Continue reading