Category: Golf Articles

Ryder Cup Anyone’s Guess

Ryder Cup

We Know Player Histories, but Who Will Step up at Ryder Cup? That odd event known as the Ryder Cup is coming up before very long, and at some level, we still don’t know what to make of it after all these years. Every once in a while, we switch from our touring stroke play, …

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Marina Alex Finds ‘The Zone’ at Cambia

Marina Alex

Alex Took Her Time, But Has Arrived on LPGA Tour When I was a student on the east coast, a friend and I used to joke that there is no such place as Paterson, New Jersey, because when you go there, everything says Wayne instead. In golf terms, Wayne is the real town this week, …

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Herman Keiser and the ’46 Masters

Herman Keiser

Little Known Herman Keiser Wins 1946 Masters Digging around in the lesser known byways of golf history can be a lot of fun, as one runs into a lot of new names, places, and events. We realize at those times how detailed the game’s history is, despite the fact that we thought we knew a …

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Canada, Brooke Henderson Rule the North

Brooke Henderson

O Canada! Henderson Takes the Home Trophy Home Where It Belongs The LPGA CP Women’s Open, the national championship of Canada for all intents and purposes has not been won by a Canadian woman since Jocelyne Bourassa did it in 1973. That’s a generation or so before Brooke Henderson was born.  With the game’s international …

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Plecker on Driving – For Anyone

Joe Plecker Breaks Down the Drive, Can Find Greater Efficiency for Every Age and Type I’ve seen an awful lot of golf instruction from an awful lot of people through the years. They told me how to get around being young, middle-aged and old, short and tall, etc. It’s very difficult to fit something like …

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Park Edges Salas in Playoff at Indy Women

Sung Hyun Park Continues to Be Lethal in Playoff Situations From a fan’s perspective as well as that of a golfer’s, there are few situations to come around in the game of golf that are more daunting than a playoff. It depends, of course, on  how one got there. If one rallies from three or …

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Making Sense of the Woods/Koepka Thing

Fans Rapt with Sudden Case of Armchair Psychology So, Brooks Koepka is our PGA winner, and he adds that victory to two U.S. Open triumphs. The man plays one whale of a game of golf, and for better or worse, he stopped the final step of Tiger Woods’ comeback last week. There is a certain …

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What are Those British Courses Really Like?

Comments From a Normal Everyday Golfer Who Got to Play Them Just when you think there aren’t any surprises left in the world, you meet someone who turns all pre-conceived notions on their heads. I have recently met a fellow whose big dream was to play the famous British courses that we watch during majors, …

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Bellerive Has Issues, But Not to Worry

Bellerive Has Served as Major Course Before, but Nature Making Play Tough My mind wasn’t really calibrated for another major so soon after the men’s and women’s British Opens, but here we are at the final one of the year, the PGA. In recent seasons, the PGA has taken things off the beaten track, and …

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Georgia Hall Wins British Open

Favorite Daughter Won’t Fold, Wins Her National Tournament Golf is so global these days. Great ones are coming from everywhere, so winning one’s national tournament, a major to boot, is so very difficult and unlikely most of the time. It is especially difficult for a new player who joined the rookie ranks in 2018 and …

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