Category: Golf Articles

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

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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