Category: Golf Articles

Kim Goes Ballistic on Thornberry Scoring

Sei Young Kim

Sei Young Kim Playing NASA-style golf at Thornberry Creek So what’s going on with the professional end of the golf industry these days? People my age have watched these tournaments for most of their lives. Generally, there is at least a modicum of suspense for the final day, and most often something even better than …

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Club Damage and Rule 4-3b

Club Damage and Rule 4-3b

South African Lee-Anne Pace Runs Afoul of Rule 4-3b, Disqualified The nature of the modern rules of golf, if they truly reflect the old Scots who got it going in the west, should shed some light on the type of thinking that started the whole thing. Were the golf pioneers crusty old men playing in …

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Molinari, Park Win on Wild Weekend

Italian Molinari and Korean Park Provide Great Shots, Surprises Abound on Both Tours I was a double tournament watcher this weekend, and I suspect that I wasn’t alone. The men were playing the Quicken Loan National in the D.C. area, the last year of the tournament after the corporation switched its sponsorship for an upper …

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Hurricanes – Courses May Help

Hurricanes Dump Trillion of Gallons on Golf Courses What a devastating year it has been in the southern United States and as far out as Puerto Rico. Marveling at the power of nature as shown on a PBS documentary this evening, I wondered how in the world any golf course could survive the kind of …

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Peter Thomson Dies – Called Royalty

Peter Thomson

Australian Great Thomson Dies at 88, Took on World’s Best Around the time Peter Thomson was taking on all comers from the world’s best golfers, I was just beginning to enter the golf world as a player and spectator. I recognized the name, and remember several of his winning appearances, but I wasn’t quite old …

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Second Thoughts on USGA

USGA

Respect Issue Worse Than Previously Thought Between Players and USGA I don’t think that most golf fans have the relationship between all the golf organizations straight. I know I have trouble keeping it all in line. I’ve been to the home of the USGA, as cool a golf building as there has ever been, save …

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Koepka…Wins? Shinnecock Unfair?

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka Wins the U.S. Open Again, but What a Course Well, there we have it. The U.S. open, all those great golfers, and not a single one of them could manage four days under par, not even the winner, Brooke Koepka. The USGA actually apologized for the Shinnecock course after the third round. People …

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Venerable Shinnecock Has Some Problems

Shinnecock Golf Club

On Eve of U.S. Open, Cultural and Logistical Barriers to Overcome for Shinnecock This year marks the fourth time in which the U.S. open, second of the PGA’s majors, will be played at the venerable old Shinnecock Golf Club. I don’t mean to make it sound as if the course is decrepit. It’s not, in …

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Herbin and New Wave Emerge at Shoprite

Celine Herbin

Shoprite Classic Sees New and Relatively New Faces Excelling When a new star becomes a known quantity on the LPGA tour, she doesn’t stay new for very long. As with all the tours, there is always someone nipping at the heels of yesterday’s phenomenon. Players such as Brooke Henderson and Lydia Ko are still new …

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Sherpa to Be First Pro from Nepal?

Sherpa

It’s beginning to look as if golf’s globalization is nearly complete. Few places on the globe hold as much stereotypical potential for fantasy as does the nation of Nepal, in the Himalayan region. Travel has increased there since the days of the British occupation of India. However, many westerners  have formed their impression of Nepal …

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