Category: Golf Articles

Mickelson and Langer – Piling up Statistics

Phil Mickelson and Bernhard Langer Still Winning, Setting Marks I’ve been eating an awful lot of crow lately over Phil Mickelson. Honestly, I thought he was done. Most of us know that Monday, after horrible weather pushed the completion of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am into an extra day, Mickelson walked away with his fifth title …

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Hosung Choi – What a Swinger

Korean Hosung Choi a New Craze in the West With Unusual Swing One of these days, I’m going to take a few hours to total up the refund I want from all the golf lessons I took back in yesteryear. I was assured that unless my swing was sculpted into this or that, I would …

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Garcia Needs to Pause and Consider

Former Masters Champion Garcia Needs to Get to the Bottom of Dysfunction The golf world was ‘treated’ this past week to a blast from the past, when Sergio Garcia reminded us of his days as an adolescent star. We remember those days, but we didn’t expect to see them in quite the full force from …

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Kent State – Coach, Mascot, Team Effective

Kent State Has a Hall of Fame Coach, Excellent Teams – and that Mascot? I always wondered where some universities came up with their mascots. As an Oregon fan, it still took a little while to get used to Puddles (Donald Duck on rent from Disney) prancing along the sideline. Then, I saw him on …

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Bockerstette Takes on Scottsdale

Amy Bockerstette, Golfer with Down Syndrome, Masters Legendary Hole, Makes Huge Statement It’s nice to have a friend with the perfect one-liner during those times in which we get above ourselves or think less of others.  They are especially helpful when we fall into the human trap of making assumptions based on ignorant perceptions. The …

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Li Penalty at Dubai Questioned

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Haotong Li Suffers Two-Stroke Penalty for Caddie Lining Up His Player Those of us who play in the golf world whenever we can were somewhat relieved to see some updating of the game’s rules in recent months. For years, we’ve watched as “trivial” or more politely “peripheral” penalties are called on players, costing all kinds …

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Weber, Johnston Clean Ocean at Pebble Beach

Alex Weber, Jack Johnston Removing Golf Balls from Ocean at Pebble Beach I do not recall being particularly sensitive to the environment as a high school student. I was going along in my bliss assuming that all the good things of life would stay the same without my help. When I learned of the six …

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A Late Career Reminder from Ben Hogan

Hogan and 9-hole Time Machine Excites at ’67 Masters Only a week after emphasizing a point that Mickelson, Woods, and other older players will soon be eclipsed by a spectacular young generation, I find myself apologizing, even if it is true. There is, as a rule, a counterbalancing point to such all-or-nothing statements, and I …

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Checking in with Alexa Pano

Young Champion Pano Making Good on Early Promise A women’s golf publication recently hailed child golf star Alexa Pano as a “new sensation.” I suppose that as she nears the time in which she will increasingly play against older competition, that is true. However, as a sensation, she is not new. It was my pleasure …

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Reavie, Potter, Swafford – Aliens Among Us

Reavie, Potter and Swafford Not Exactly a Youth Movement, but Emerging When we talk about the youth movement in golf, my mind goes to the LPGA where youth can mean mid-teens (See Lydia Ko: Canadian Open). I have fallen into a misguided assumption that if a pro on the PGA gets into his thirties and …

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