Category: Golf Articles

PGA Slipping Up on Virus Safety

Like Six Degree of Separation, Virus Travels on Tour This isn’t supposed to happen with professional golfers. They represent such a clean, pristine group, the white coat and stethoscope club of the sports world. However, a little ways into the tour restart, and moving cautiously up to the time in which the fans can return, …

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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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Doug Sanders Dies at 86

Doug Sanders

Colorful Doug Sanders Almost Won Everything Doug Sanders was one of the strong supporting figures on the PGA tour when I was a pre-teen and starting to get really interested in watching tournament golf. I use the term ‘supporting figure’ because despite winning with some regularity, twenty times to be precise, he didn’t win the …

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Augusta National – How Would You Do?

Augusta National

Augusta Too Wet, Too Narrow, Too Dense, Too Far for Most of Us For the avid golfer and spectator of any age, the craving is an abiding one – “Just once in my life, I would dearly love to play one round at Augusta National.” For the better part of the past century, we have …

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Dow Finsterwald Still Practicing

Dow Finsterwald

50s and 60s Star Dow Finsterwald Still Loves the Game I think I’ve come upon the best trivia question possible to tell how devoted a golfer really is, and what his or her approximate age might be. All right then, here goes. Can you tell me who Dow Finsterwald is? Dow Finsterwald (I hear some …

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Golf Course-Expensive to Own or Play

Golf Course

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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Golf- Best Dating Site Ever

Golf- Best Dating

Dating at the Golf Course is Healthy and Informative You’ve met someone, and now the early dating process begins. Everyone wants to know as much as they can glean from their partner, but many fall into a bad trap…and I don’t mean a bunker. They go to a restaurant, where their mouths are full of …

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Olympic Golf Can Wait A Year

Olympic Golf

Canada First to Call Off Olympic Games As a citizen of the south forty from Canada’s south forty, I’m beginning to think that the human being has more functional sense as it moves north into cooler temperatures.  A short time after Canada excused itself from the Olympic Games in Tokyo, which are now postponed, complaints …

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The Gimme and Lessons from History

The Gimme

A New Gimme Rule Answers Old Prayers and Teaches about Old Plagues Since childhood, those of us who freak out over a three-footer or less have a new champion in the USGA. The most powerful body in western golf has always maintained its rigidity toward changing the game, to the consternation of modern thinkers. However, …

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Social Distancing and the Perfect Golf Day

Social Distancing

How to Keep Playing and Observe Social Distancing During Coronavirus We are by now about a week into giving up everything we love to do, or at least most of it. However, golf doesn’t need to disappear along with movie theaters, restaurants, and concerts. Social distancing is hard to achieve in places like that, unless …

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