Category: Golf Articles

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

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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Finau No Choker – Too Zen?

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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PGA Under Fire

PGA

New Tour Group Muscling in on PGA A new corporate alliance called British World Golf Group, based in the UK, has emerged as a challenger to the PGA and other major tours in Europe. Premiere Golf League wants to share the calendar, and I believe take it over. It wants to steal the top group …

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LPGA Founders and the 70th Anniversary

LPGA Founders

What Would the Founders of the LPGA Think Today? The beginning of the 2020 season for women’s golf wasn’t just spectacular because of what Gaby Lopez did in the Diamond Resorts Championship. It’s not even what she might do this week. Someone is going to be the inaugural winner of a new tournament, the Gainbridge …

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Charlie Woods, Fathers and Son Golf

Charlie Woods

Many Father-Son Golf Duos, but Charlie Woods Looking Scary Of course, there is no guarantee that the son or daughter of a famous golfer is going to fill the shoes of the senior star, but many successful parent – child duos have come along, and it’s not just dumb family luck. Sometimes, it seems as …

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Chipping – Our First Lag Putt

Chipping

Chipping – The Other Half of Stroke Saving Last week, I waded through all the information I could find on successful putting. There’s too much of it to handle all at once, but I finally got it that most of our shots are from 120 yards in, and that most of the strokes to be …

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Putting and Anxiety

Putting and Anxiety

Putting Requires Adaptive Athlete, Not Locked In Engineer Most of us are probably familiar with the Bobby Jones quote, “a game played on a five-inch course – the distance between your ears.” It’s an axiom that resists argument, especially for putting. The brain is such a powerhouse, and yet so fickle and fragile. When I …

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Honoring the Passing of J.L. Lewis

J.L. Lewis

Two-time Winner on PGA Tour J.L. Lewis Passes Away at 59 I wasn’t up on all the PGA professionals during the 1990s and early 2000s. Being occupied elsewhere during that period, I don’t know how many among the weekly field I could name. If there is someone of whom I have not heard, that is …

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