Category: Golf Articles

How Will the Future of Golf Look?

How Will This Historic Game Be Played in the Future? Nearly every sporting event hearkens back to its histories and traditions.  To know the game’s origin fires the spirit of a devotee, and fuels the continuation of the game. However, after all the time we’ve spent looking at 15th century Scotland, and every great course …

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Golf Course-Expensive to Own or Play

If You’ve Ever Wanted to Own a Golf Course Sooner or later, every golf devotee toys with the idea, usually a fantasy, of owning a golf course. In most cases, they have a specific course in mind. I certainly did when my family had the chance to buy Neskowin Beach, which is now 80% under …

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Christy O’Connor and Ireland

Christy O’Connor, Irish Great, Dies at 91 I must confess up front that Ireland is one of my favorite locations and cultures in the world. Since my first visit there in 1983, and through several subsequent ones, I have developed the assumption that if it’s Irish, it’s better, an accolade I give only to a …

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Palmer Whets Appetite for Money-Laden Players

Players Shows Takes Much Money to Promote Golf to the Non-Wealthy The Arnold Palmer Invitational got all the drama it deserved, as British golfer Tyrell Hatton hung on with one clutch shot after another to fend off a surging Sungjae Im, Australian Marc Leishman and a group of other contenders, one of which was Rory …

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What Kind of Competitor Are You?

So Many Ways to Be a Competitor – Which One Works Best? Not much of a spoiler alert, but I will admit up front that choosing a style of competition depends on the way one is wired. There are as many ways of being a competitor than there are personality types, and they’re probably all …

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Nick Taylor Beats Pebble Beach – In Wind

Nick Taylor

Canadian Nick Taylor Scores Second Career Victory at Windy Pebble Beach  Canadian Nick Taylor turned pro about ten years ago, and although he has had good moments, not a lot of victories have come his way. Until this week, the first and last one was the Sanderson Farms  in 2015. How life can change in …

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Golf Benefits – Even Alzheimers, Dementia

Alzheimers Victims

Alzheimers Victims Finding Relief in Golf I hear reports that some of the LPGA tournaments played in Asia are to be canceled due to the spread of the coronavirus. Although golf is more normally associated with many health benefits, I suppose that a field of 60 or more players gathering internationally each week having traveled …

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Off the Tee – Going the Distance

Off the Tee - Going the Distance

Increased Distance Causing Problems – but for Whom? They just won’t let me have it my way, and no good deed goes unpunished. I bought an electric car to avoid paying gas, so I’ll have to pay it as a road tax instead. So goes doing the right thing. But now, they’re going to put …

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Finau No Choker – Too Zen?

Tony Finau

Analysis Abounds in Curious Case of Tony Finau Here we are, those of us who write a better game of golf than we play, assessing the ins and outs of Tony Finau’s mind. For us, losing can be as interesting as winning, as it invites all sorts of questions we don’t ask of the winner. …

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PGA Responds – Broadcasts, Charities

PGA Responds

PGA Streaming Rights Relocating, Charity Profile Heightened Perhaps this is all a coincidence, but with the recent talk of a rival tour featuring only the top players, the PGA has offered a public reminder of its presence, and what it does best. I’m not all that happy about the first one, despite being in the …

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