Category: Golf Articles

Joe Long Wins British Amateur – Adds to Lexicon

First Brit in Years to Win the Amateur, Joe Long Expands the Vocabulary I admit that I should have known better. Half of my family tree is British in origin from my grandparents generation and back. I was one of those kids speaking Eton English in an American elementary school, with all the quizzical looks …

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Chick Evans – College for Caddies

Early Legend Chick Evans Left Enormous Legacy I had to think a little, but yes, I remember the name of Chick Evans, or more properly I should say Charles E. “Chick” Evans. However, the reason I remembered it is that I have a memory of seeing the name on the head of a driver as …

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Sarah White – Popov Story in the Making?

Sarah White, Just Starting Out, Wins Founders Tribute Everyone comes from somewhere, including everyone who is famous. Everyone who wins a big golf tournament won a small one somewhere back there. Everyone who plays on the LPGA had to qualify to get there. So why not write about Sarah White and her victory at Longbow …

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Popov – How to Get LPGA Card Back, Bigtime!

Sophia Popov Stuns Golf World, Wins Open There are a lot of people who are smitten with great underdog stories, and I admit to being one of them. What happened this week at Royal Troon in Scotland is one of the best I can remember. A twenty-seven year old woman from Germany, Sophia Popov came …

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Parlez-Vous Golf? Michael Lorenzo-Vera Does

Lorenzo-Vera Finally Starting to Show Some Traction on Tour Maybe it’s a French thing. The nation that helped the U.S. win its revolution and gifted a statue for the harbor of New York has had some excellent golfers. However, their names don’t seem to stick with us like others do. Perhaps it’s an American problem. …

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Beware Journeyman Oppenheim

Rob Oppenheim Defies Journeyman Label to Lead Wyndham Scoring is good in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the leaderboard goes deeper and deeper into under-par territory. For Rob Oppenheim, however, it rained birdies and eagles in the third round, resulting in a missed putt for a 62 – nice score if you can manage it. Doesn’t …

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Langer Closing In, Shows How to Age

Bernhard Langer Chasing Irwin Champions Record I suppose that everyone thinks this way once in a while – “If I could only back to younger days with my present knowledge and attitude.” I remember when I could hit a golf ball the wrong way, and somehow tweak the body so that it looked ok after …

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Grinding in San Francisco

Grinding, The Art of Containing Damage Until the Muse Returns The final round of this year’s PGA Championship really gave us our money’s worth, with a seven-way tie for first place until the last few holes. It gave us a chance to see several players experience the ups and downs of an entire round. Yes, …

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Lydia Ko of Old Appears at Marathon

There’s No One Like Lydia Ko with Wedge and Putter I don’t have so much trouble remembering people, places and events, but once in a while I become disoriented as to the ‘when.’ For example, I was shocked to learn that Lydia Ko is knocking on 24 years old. I was sure she was much …

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To Write a Golf Article

A Golf Article Can Recreate the Game and Memories In the beginning, I was certain that since my knowledge of golf is finite, there were not a lot of articles in me. Let’s see, I can talk about each piece of equipment for a while, some of the world’s best golf courses, and maybe a …

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